Nothing says “good morning” like the smell of coffee. Start with freshly roasted, quality beans and measure them out into the Bodum Bistro Burr Coffee Grinder, which uses stainless steel conical burrs, ensuring that the aroma and flavours of your beans are kept intact. Coffee connoisseurs will appreciate that there are several settings, making it perfect for your Aeropress, espresso machine or pourover cup. And if French press is your method of choice, the elegant Bodum Chambord Coffee Maker comes with a stainless-steel filter plus two double-walled cups.
It’s easy to lose track of time when you’re working from home, and you might forget to stand and stretch or, perhaps more importantly, hydrate adequately. Position this Epic Pure Water Filter jug – which holds 3.5 litres of water and is said to remove 99.99% of impurities – near your workspace, and challenge yourself to finish it by the end of the day. For a quick dose of vitamins, make your own fresh juice with this Juice Fountain Max from Breville that can reduce whole apples, pears and oranges in seconds.
After a satisfying lunch, ward off the afternoon lull with an energising cup of tea. T2’s For The Love of Tea gives tea drinkers plenty of options with nine flavours (10 tea bags each) such as Gorgeous Geisha, Just Peppermint, Lemongrass & Ginger and Strawberry Sensation. While you’re at it, sweeten your tea time with artisanal chocolates by local brand Fossa Chocolate. This six-bar set features surprising flavours such as salted egg cereal and shrimp and bonito.
One-pot meals can be lifesavers when you’re working from home (and spending your free time giving yourself facials!). Invest in good multi-use cookware, such as those from Le Creuset, that can go from stove to oven to table, and as a bonus are also really stylish. There’s plenty to choose from, but we like the classic cast iron Round French Oven, which can be used to make stews, casseroles, soups, baked rice and more. Load one up with marinated chicken thighs, potatoes, cherry tomatoes and onions, pop it into the oven and you’ve got an easy dinner in under 45 minutes.
After dinner, it’s time for family-friendly games before bedtime. The Play Nation Oh! Sushi Game is an adorable twist on the familiar Jenga, with pieces resembling nigiri sushi. Use your fingers to pick out the pieces or hone your skills by using a pair of chopsticks instead. You can also practise your Singaporean skill of snapping up a table with the fast-paced CHOPE! The Card Game from Origame. The game includes cards that are tissue packets –used to reserve or “chope” a table at the hawker centre – and mynah cards that you have to avoid before they steal your dish.
After a busy day, it’s time to wind down with a facial session right at home. Slip into this Ploh Plush Robe and light a scented candle, such as this set of three from Lalique with notes of bergamot, rose petals and cedar wood. After cleansing and exfoliating your face, use the Foreo UFO which combines LED light therapy, cooling technology and T-sonic pulsations to encourage deep penetration of the UFO Activated Mask’s ingredients into your skin. Bonus: It takes just 90 seconds. If you’re feeling really indulgent, end with another sheet mask, such as the serum-packed Hydrocare Biocellulose Mask from Porcelain that gives your skin a boost of hydration and prevents signs of premature ageing.
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