The most pampering ways to celebrate International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is celebrated on 8 March every year and in commemoration of this meaningful occasion, merchants have rolled out a series of special activities and promotions in March

Here are some of the most pampering ones to go for, whether by yourself or with your best friends.

Round up your girlfriends for a special afternoon tea at The Marmalade Pantry

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The Marmalade Pantry commemorates International Women’s Day with a curated afternoon tea set – The Lavender Bloom Afternoon Tea Set – that includes sweet and savoury treats created in hues of purple, one of the official colours of International Women’s Day, representing justice and dignity.

Some of the new items that are created for this afternoon tea experience include the Blackcurrant Macaron and Meringue Lollipop, along with delectable savouries like the Lavender Chicken on Rice Cracker and Prawns with Blueberry Feta on Purple Potato Chips.

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When AVENUE ONE tried the afternoon tea set, we really enjoyed the Purple Mashed Potato Croquette and Mini Honey Blue Cupcake.

The Purple Mashed Potato Croquette is a deep-fried, purple sweet potato croquette sphere with a centre of mozzarella, parmesan, and chives, which give it more layers of textures to enjoy. The croquette is topped with a spot of mayonnaise and ribbons of spring onion to elevate its taste.

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The Mini Honey Blue Cupcake, on the other hand, is a moist lemon cupcake with blueberry filling and is particularly enjoyable because of the subtle floral honey lavender frosting on it.

Garnished with a drizzle of honey and dried cornflower and lavender that gives the cupcake a tinge of purple, this is a beautiful cupcake to boot.

As the cupcake-of-the-month for March and April, this is also available a la carte in full size at S$6.

The Marmalade Pantry’s Lavender Bloom Afternoon Tea Set is available at S$78++ for two persons, from 1 March to 30 April 2023 for dine-in at all outlets as well as online for takeaway and delivery.

Address: See all locations here
Reservations: Website

Enjoy gin-based cocktails at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel

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From 6 to 12 March, the hotel is inviting ladies for Gin Wednesday, a Tasting Flight experience at Crossroads Cafe.

Offering five gin-based cocktails covering a range of botanicals and paired tonics and served in a shot glass, the hotel’s Gin Wednesday puts a gender-neutral spin on a typical girls’ night out.

The Gin Wednesday experience is priced at S$28++ per person (for five shooter cocktails) and is available Sunday to Thursday from 11am to midnight and Friday and Saturday from 11am to 1.30am.

Address: 320 Orchard Road, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, Singapore 238865

Au Balcon @ The Summerhouse launches two specialty dishes for International Women’s Day

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Au Balcon at The Summerhouse launches two specialty dishes to celebrate the occasion.

For appetisers, look forward to We Are Women priced at S$18++ that features a fragrant crispy cauliflower floret dressed up with camembert sauce, texturised with almonds and finished with a dusting of paprika.

For mains, the Femme Fatale priced at S$38++ brings a pan-seared barramundi and a side of purple mashed potato with complements of heirloom carrots drizzled with a vierge sauce.

Complete the meal with a pretty in pink dessert, created in collaboration with Gwen Lim of Patisserie G and her pastry team. Called the White Peach Mousse, priced at S$16++, serves a caramelised almond and white sponge base, layered with peach jelly, matcha ganache and toasted pistachio before it is coated to completion with passionfruit coulis.

This is available for the whole of March and 10% proceeds from orders of the two dishes will go to AWARE Singapore.

Address: 3 Park Lane, Singapore 798387
Reservations: Seven Rooms

Barre and breakfast at Wildseed Café

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Round up the girls and head to Wildseed Café as it brings a Barre & Breakfast sessio, which includes a barre class as well as a soup, a sandwich, and a choice of coffee or tea.

This is available at S$55 per pax on 11 March at 9am at The Grounds at Alkaff Mansion and 25 March at 9am at The Gardens of Summerhouse.

For the whole of March, there will also be a special The Lady Bridgerton cocktail priced at S$20++ and Blueberry Lavender Latte priced at S$6.50++ served to celebrate the strength and exuberance of the independent woman.

Between 6 to 12 March 2023, 10% of all proceeds from the sale of International Women’s Day beverages will also go to AWARE Singapore. Specially for UOB Lady’s Card holders, enjoy a complimentary cake of the day with a S$50 minimum spend from March to May, terms and conditions apply.

Address: See locations here
Reservations: Seven Rooms (The Alkaff Mansion) | Seven Rooms (The Summerhouse)

Enjoy the Purple Afternoon Tea at the The Fullerton Hotels Singapore

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Purple Afternoon Tea returns to The Fullerton Hotels Singapore this year.

This is an annual initiative to contribute to fund-raising efforts for women’s empowerment. As the official colour of International Women’s Day, purple symbolises justice and dignity and is historically associated with efforts to achieve gender equality.

Served from 1 to 31 March 2023, S$5 nett from the proceeds of each purple-hued Afternoon Tea set will be donated to United Women Singapore, a non-profit organisation that aims to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment by promoting STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) for girls and inculcating a culture of male allyship within society.

The Purple Afternoon Tea will be served at The Courtyard, located at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore and at The Landing Point, located at The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore.

Guests are also encouraged to show their support — those who come dressed in any shade of purple will receive a complimentary Purple Bloom cocktail.

Address: 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178 (The Fullerton Hotel) | 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326 (The Fullerton Bay Hotel)
Reservations: Chope (The Fullerton Hotel) | Chope (The Fullerton Bay Hotel)

Enjoy complimentary wine for two persons at Mimi Restaurant

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Mimi Restaurant serves up A Queen’s Feast, 6-Course International Women’s Day Set with complimentary wine for 2 persons at S$138++.

Served all day for a limited time only from 6 to 11 March, wine connoisseurs can add on free flow house wine to top this occasion off with style. UOB Lady’s cardholders also enjoy complimentary welcome house pour from March to May, terms and conditions apply.

Address: 3A River Valley Road, Clarke Quay, #01-02 (Level 2 The Riverhouse), Singapore 179020
Reservations: Seven Rooms, WhatsApp on +65 8879 0688 or via email at [email protected]

All-women bartender takeover event at The Westin Singapore

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To commemorate gender equality and inclusivity, The Westin Singapore is celebrating with an all-women bartender takeover event at Cook & Brew on Wednesday, 8 March 2023 from 5:30PM till late.

Four guest mixologists and The Westin’s very own Kahman will battle it out in a friendly bartender face-off, with each spirit expert showcasing two unique creations.

Ladies in the audience will get to enjoy these limited-edition cocktails for a special price of S$38++ for three drinks as part of Singapore Dining Week.

Address: 12 Marina View, #2 Asia Square Tower, The Westin Singapore, Singapore 018961
Reservations: Chope

Indulge in a day of relaxation at Auriga Spa

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Auriga Spa is presented a specially curated full-day wellness journey by on 11 March as its way to commemorate International Women’s Day.

First, immerse yourself as you tap deep within to relax with guided meditations and breathing works during the Feminine Embodiment session.

Next, have your senses tingled as you explore the Tea Blending workshop.

Then, connect to your astrology and resonate with your inner being with the planetary energies from the Under The Star Sound Bath, before ending your retreat as you experience a heart-opening Mandala, Sound & Cacao Ceremony, releasing stress and tension.

This is available at S$750++ per person and includes complimentary access to Auriga Spa’s Purification Water Experience. You’ll also get to enjoy 25% off all spa treatments with this package.

Address: 1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098297
Reservations: Website

Raise a glass to the occasion with affordable cocktails and other promotions at Sol & Luna

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Enjoy Sol & Luna’s cocktails – Royale Casis, Peach Bellini, Elderflower Citrus and Strawberry Sparkling – at
S$12 nett each, available for the entire month of March.

Specially for UOB Lady’s Cardholders, enjoy a 10% discount off the total bill and get two complimentary desserts for every S$150 spent from March to May, terms and conditions apply.

Address: 88 Market St, #17-01, CapitaSpring, Singapore 048948
Reservations: Seven Rooms or email to [email protected]

Enjoy a free glass of chilled Prosecco at W Singapore

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At W Singapore – Sentosa Cove’s Woo Bar, a free glass of chilled Prosecco will be offered to all ladies as part of High Tease afternoon tea experience featuring dainty sandwiches and cakes, select free-flow TWG teas and coffee for a special price of S$88++ for two.

The experience is available on 8 March 2023.

Address: 21 Ocean Way, W Singapore – Sentosa, Singapore 098374
Reservations: Chope