Bagel meets fashion
The Coach Bagel Shop
Enjoy a bagel while you peruse Coach’s latest spring collection at its latest pop-up store — The Coach Bagel Shop, now open at 39 Duxton Hill till May 8.
Inspired by a traditional New York City bagel shop, the experiential retail concept offers a slice of life in the Big Apple. Teaming up with local bagel joint Two Men Bagel House, the collaboration features a limited edition bagel menu of both sweet and savoury options with classic NYC flavours. They include Big Apple Red Dot, featuring apple pie cream cheese with almond crunch ($7); PB Junior, made with cashew nut butter jelly ($7); 1941 Catch, a citrus house-cured trout “bagelwich” ($15); and Coach Evergreen, with tomato, avocado, basil and cheese ($15).
The Spring 2022 collection pays homage to American classics subverted through the lens of today, and include new Cashin Carry Tote, Soft Tabby and ready-to-wear apparel featuring house codes reimagined for today. Additionally, exclusive co-branded merchandise such as water tumblers, enamel pins and stickers will be available as gift options with in-store purchases.
Customers can also have their bag customised with bespoke Coach graffiti motifs by local artist Tiffany Lovage, complimentary with any purchase of leather goods. The artist will be on-site during selected hours on Fridays and Saturdays. And for the first time ever, the fashion house will be offering exclusive digital printing services at $50 per customisation with unique designs, only at the pop-up.
Lastly, guests can enjoy a “Coach Bagel Shop” game where players can pick their “bagel-sona” and collect Coach coins to redeem a set of exclusive stickers. The top scorer will also win a Coach bag.
Fresh out of the oven
Casual bar and grill restaurant Panamericana’s bakery has expanded its weekly rotating menu of close to 20 baked goods to include reinvented breakfast favourites, rustic flatbreads in creative flavour combinations, and chewy cookies.
These new additions join their existing signature staples of sourdough and brioche which, in keeping with their artisanal approach, have been made without the use of artificial enhancers or preservatives. They are freshly baked daily, incorporating the restaurant’s farm-to-fire grill ethos which lends more complex and deeper flavours.
For flatbreads, we recommend the Tomato, Manchego & Fennel Pollen Flatbread ($14+) and Pastrami & Mustard Flatbread ($22+), available for both takeaway and dine-in. Reinvented classics inspired by chef Eugene Chan’s childhood memories include Ham & Cheese Puff (from $9+), and Chicken Harissa & Cheddar Sausage Roll ($6+). For sweeter bakes, try the chewy “Big Boy” cookies available in two flavours: Chocolate & Hazelnut ($5+) and Oat & Raisin ($4+).
Panamericana Bakery confections are available for pre-order (three days in advance) for deliveries or takeaway daily. Visit www.panamericana.sg or call 8817 0961.
If it’s good enough for eco-warrior Leonardo di Caprio, who is now a shareholder with Champagne Telmont, it’s good enough for us. The French bubbly brand, which prides in its green credentials — with a further aim to be 100% organic by 2025 — has scrapped the use of gift boxes and is using classic green wine bottles made from 85% recycled glass.
Toast to a greener year with a glass of Telmont while you indulge in a curated snack platter of delicious eats at Tippling Terrace, a new al fresco space at the Tippling Club, outfitted with recycled bottles and hanging décor as it overlooks Tanjong Pagar Road.
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Must-tries include Telmont Réserve Brut, which marries three Champagne grape varieties; Telmont Réserve Rosé, showcasing a symphony of fresh red fruits and buttered brioche; and Telmont Vinothèque 2012, a wonderful vintage that smells sweet, tangy and buttery.
For reservations, visit www.exploretock.com/tippling-club or call 6475 2217.
Asian Civilisations Museum
In collaboration with local Peranakan communities, the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) presents Apa Khabair? — Peranakan Museum in the Making, a pop-up exhibition that pays homage to Peranakan art and culture whilst offering a little teaser of what to expect when the Peranakan Museum reopens in early 2023.
Visitors to Apa Khabair? can discover more about Peranakan culture in three sections: immerse in community collaborations on display; take a walk down memory lane starting with the old Tao Nan School that has transformed into the Peranakan Museum; and encounter a selection of some 17 Peranakan memorabilia.
Some notable artefacts include porcelain vessels, a ceremonial carriage and two sireh sets, all of which have become key elements of the Peranakan aesthetic. They show the craftsmanship and rich diversity of material culture embraced by the nonyas, and deep connections to its neighbouring Malay nations, China, and the West.
Now on at ACM’s Contemporary Gallery, the exhibition runs until May 29 and is free for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents. Visit www.acm.org.sg for more details.