As we celebrate International Women’s Day this 8th March, the theme is to #ChooseToChallenge and to help forge a gender equal world. If you’d like to support this cause as well as other women-related non-profits or simply to celebrate womanhood, we’ve gathered a list of activities or special promotions that have a special focus this International Women’s Day.
Charity Fundraiser Luncheon
SO/Singapore’s Xperience Restaurant is organising a “Pink Ladies Long Lunch” on Sunday, 7th March where there will be a pink-themed sharing menu that includes free flow of champagne, rose and infused gins (S$158++ per person). 10% of all takings will be donated to AWARE SG.
Menu highlights include purple cauliflower hummus and pita; beetroot, creme fraiche and pine nut crumble on toast; roasted seabags with tomato and olive salsa; duck leg parmentier; shakshuka with eggs and sourdough, and a stack of very berry twist pancakes.
For more information and to book, please visit their website at https://www.so-singapore.com/offers/ladies-long-lunch/
Have a night out with the girls
(Left to right) The Crown of… & Meant To Be Queen
For the month of March, Anti:dote will debut a Special Drinks Menu exclusively crafted for International Women’s Day by Anti:dote’s star bartender Angela Chen.
Inspired by Anti:dote’s present-day British concept, Angela’s menu is a tribute to Queen Elizabeth, a woman who embodies both elegance and grace, as well as the overall philosophy that that women across the world can be their own queen and uphold their own crowns.
Available exclusively for the month of March, two featured cocktails will include a botanical and floral infusion that complements the female palette perfectly. For instance, the Meant To Be Queen cocktail is a light, fruity and refreshing twist on the classic Daiquiri, which includes Chamomile-infused Rum, Lemon & Yuzu Juice, Apple Cordial, Aquafaba and Soda Water. The Crown Of… cocktail is a smooth, strong and spirit-forward twist on the classic Martini, which includes a mix of London Dry Gin, Sakura Vermouth, Dry Vermouth, Lime Bitters and Thyme Mist. Cocktails will be priced at $$22++ for one, and $$40++ for two.
Get complimentary Prosecco or Macarons
From 8 March 2021 to 14 March 2021, the well-loved Italian restaurant Prego will serve a complimentary glass of prosecco to all ladies dining in the casual and cosy setting. Prego’s Afternoon tea includes a selection of timeless Italian classics, such as the Coppa di Panzerotti Fritti con Ricotta Pecorino e Pomodoro al Basilico, or fried ravioli stuffed with ricotta, tomato and basil; Prego’s signature tiramisu, Pregomisu; and the newest item on the menu, Purple Potato Sable Tart. To celebrate International Women’s Day, Prego will introduce a Purple Potato Sable Tart to the menu. Priced at S$48++, the afternoon tea comes with an option of TWG Tea or selection of coffee, and is available from 3pm to 5pm daily.
Women will also be able to experience dining at its best and journey through various delicious cuisines at Fairmont Singapore’s refined dining outlets. Journey to Italy with Prego and get a taste of authentic Italian food with handcrafted pastas, wood-fired pizzas, Sicilian antipasti and premium grilled meats. Guests can also opt for stunning Teppanyaki and Sushi live stations at Mikuni, which promises a multi-sensory dining experience complemented with signature creations and novel modern kaiseki dishes that seamlessly blend modern and century-old Japanese culinary techniques with a dash of theatrical humour. Finally, there is SKAI, known for its lively yet contemporary grill concept that boasts iconic views from the 70th floor of Swissôtel The Stamford – a treat for any woman looking to wind down and relax.
Exclusively on 8 March 2021, all women dining at Prego, SKAI and Mikuni will receive a box of complimentary macarons and stand a chance to win a 60-minute Aromatherapy Relaxation Massage (worth $149++) and Day Access (worth $69++) to Willow Stream Spa’s facilities through a social media giveaway.
Come out smelling like roses with hassle-free laundry
Laundry care expert, ar FÜM, wants to celebrate all the superwomen out there this International Women’s Day by coming up with a Limited Edition Pink Love gift box (S$23.90) that includes 1 tub of ar FÜM Laundry Capsules (S$29.90) and 1 bottle of ar FÜM In-Wash Scent Booster Beads (S$7.90).
Busy ladies will love the laundry capsules as they are convenient and hassle-free to use as it is both a detergent and a softener, and comes pre-measured with the right amount of detergent for every load. Just use 1 capsule for a small to medium-sized load and 2 for larger loads (more than 7kg). Pop the capsules into the empty drum, load the clothes and press start! For an enhanced scent, ladies can also opt to toss in some ar FÜM In-wash Scent Booster Beads, which contains natural fragrances from essential oils.
Moreover, ar FÜM boasts anti-static properties, deep cleans and removes stains from your clothes, while protecting and maintaining the vibrancy of colours.
Starting from March, the ar FÜM Pink Love Limited Edition gift box will be available on Walch SG Official Store on Shopee and other major retailers while stocks last.
Go coconuts while supporting Women’s Charities globally
In support of International Women’s Day, Coco Veda will be working with influencers and corporates around the world to share and build awareness around key women issues such as health, empowerment, diversity and inclusion, and Girl’s education and advancement of youth. Starting on 8th March, 20% of all sales proceeds for their range of Coco Veda products will be donated to Women’s charities around the world such as RSKS India that helps marginalised girls (15-24) get employment by skill development, and Hagar in Vietnam that provides vocational training and support to women who suffered domestic abuse or victims of sex trafficking.
Besides the donation of sales proceeds, Coco Veda is also starting a video campaign of senior leaders in organisations that act upon sustainability and women empowerment, and of individuals who have initiated something related to women’s causes. They will compile these videos and share it across social media to gain more awareness towards women’s issues.
Embrace feminine sexuality
One way to celebrate womanhood is to also embrace one’s sexuality and sexual wellness. It can be just for your enjoyment or to spice things up with your partner *wink wink*. In celebration of International Women’s Day, Pink Lifestyle is having a special promotion where if you make any in-store purchase between 6 to 8 March 2021, you will receive a gift that is worth S$49.90!
You can even make this a girly outing after having lunch with the girls!
Attend a talk and meet female trailblazers
WomenChangeMakers have organised a special 1.5 hour session on Monday, 8 March to meet more than 100 women over zoom to get re-energised, inspired and simply learn about the journeys of 4 trailblazing working mums – Alice , Quitterie , Yasmin and Monisha. The panelists include a mum with a brand newborn (she’s still on maternity leave) to a mum with children more than 20 years old, from a lawyer to a media veteran, from Europe to the States to Asia for nationality.
The session is open to everyone – regardless whether you’re male or female, married or not, with children or otherwise. It aims to dive in authentically and provocatively about how women in general want to excel and often at a price, how something’s gotta kind of give.
To register, please click here.
Get some spa time
Find time for rest and relaxation at Fairmont Singapore’s Willow Stream Spa, where treatments and experiences have been specially created to reflect the needs of visitors and locals alike reflecting the creative and cultural elements of the city. For S$219++, ladies can book the 90-minute Aromatherapy Relaxation Massage at Willow Stream Spa and receive a complimentary 30-minute express facial (worth S$75++), and Day Access (worth S$69++) to Willow Stream Spa facilities. Other spa packages are also available for guests who are looking to unwind or gift a loved one a premium spa experience.
Along with this, guests with children will also be spoilt for choice with Fairmont’s Upsized Staycation package where they can bring their little ones along for the staycation at no extra cost. Available from S$305 per night, this package comes with breakfast for two adults and up to two children, and also includes S$150 worth of F&B and return stay vouchers. For a little more space, the second room can be booked at 50% off.
Lastly, mummies can also stay tuned as Mumcation will be back with renewed offerings in March 2021.
Give the gift of good health
If you’ve read our review on GN Nano Curcumin Serum, you will understand why we stan this product! Great news! For the month of March, GN Nano Curcumin will be having a promotion where there will be a S$38 discount! The supplement can be purchased via Shopee, Lazada and Amazon Singapore .
Images: ar FÜM, Coco Veda, Fairmont Singapore, GN Nano Curcumin Serum, Pink Lifestyle, SO/Singapore, Swissotel The Stamford