#BuroLovesSG50: Find out what's inside our exclusive gift box
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To commemorate Singapore turning the big five-zero, we sent a box full of Buro-endorsed gifts to 50 of our nation's top culture makers and influencers. Why? Because local talent should be celebrated and the Golden Jubilee love should be shared
Tribute Tableware by ACRE Handcrafted from acacia wood, this beautiful plate, bowl and saucer set was designed by local agency ACRE as an hommage to Singapore's love affair with food, and as a corollary, to hawker centres and hawker ware. Available in three colours — red, yellow and blue — buy them as a one colour set or mix-and-match for personality.
Sands Rewards Elite Membership Card by Marina Bay Sands The most exclusive membership available at Marina Bay Sands, this Elite Membership Card entitles the holder to a host of benefits including complimentary parking, complimentary room upgrade upon check-in, as well as discounts and VIP pre-sale invitations to participating stores at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. Heck yes, sign us up.
Singapore City Guide Book by Louis Vuitton Curated by a team of locals and insiders — and launched this year to celebrate Singapore's 50th birthday — this is your indispensable guide to the must-see attractions, as well as hidden local eateries and boutiques, scattered across the Lion City.
Genuine Panama hat by Hat of Cain Because we all need a stylish topper to shade us from the harsh Singapore rays. Handwoven by the finest weavers in Ecuador, this authentic Panama Hat comes courtesy of Singapore's first hat salon, Hat of Cain.
Leopard print clutch by Iris & Ink from The Outnet A private label of The Outnet, Iris & Ink offers stylish staples and statement pieces designed to fit seamlessly into your wardrobe. Case in point: This leopard print clutch from their spring/summer 2015 collection.
Perfect Match leather bracelet by Carrie K When one thinks of local design heroes, one thinks of Carolyn Kan. Not ony has Kan established a successful jewellery and accessories brand, she is a leading advocate for Singapore designers with her Keepers pop-up store at Orchard Green. Crafted from leather and stainless steel, the Perfect Match bracelet is fashioned after the Hercules Love Knot and is a reinterpretation of the friendship bracelet.
Paper Bunny x Buro 24/7 Singapore Notebook Designed in collaboration with local stationer, The Paper Bunny, the Buro 24/7 Singapore notebook is perfect for planning your daily schedule, sketching your inspirations, or jotting down your thoughts. Filled with blank white pages for full flexibility, it comes gold foil stamped with our favourite saying: IT'S GOING TO BE AMAZING. Yes, yes it is.
JUST FOR THE LADIES
NARS Summer 2015 True Nars Berry Lip Set What better way to celebrate SG50 than with this trio of lip pencils in bright shades of pink and red. Our favourite? The true red, Satin Lip Pencil in Luxembourg which (wink wink) is a perfect match to a certain national colour.
NARS NARSissist Hardwired Eye Kit This all-in-one eye makeup palette is a great starter kit for novices. But even makeup pros will appreciate the contouring brush and clever colour edit.
Penhaligon's London Ostara Eau de Toilette Like a bouquet of spring flowers, this creation by master perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour — a blend of narcissus, hyancinth, wisteria and ylang ylang — floats like a light breeze in our hot climate.
Prep Luxe Champagne & Truffles Treatment Homegrown blowout bar Prep has a new, more upmarket salon, Prep Luxe, located at Capitol Piazza. Their luxurious Champagne & Truffles treatment uses only the best Philip B products to clean and stimulate the scalp while intensely moisturising the hair for gloriously healthy and bouncy tresses.
Polo Knit Oxford Shirt by Polo Ralph Lauren Polo Ralph Lauren introduces the Polo Knit Oxford for spring 2015. Bringing together the comfort of soft, knit cotton mesh with the timeless appeal of a button-down Oxford, this handsome shirt features a button-down point collar, mother-of-pearl buttons, and the distinguished — not to mention truly iconic — multi-coloured embroidered pony.
Custom embossed leather cardholder by Ermenegildo Zegna Not your average cardholder, this svelte offering from the Italian house is crafted from stainless steel and leather, and conveniently, allows you to retrieve your cards with just one-swipe of the thumb. Personally embossed with the initials of each male recipient for an added touch of luxury.
Penhaligon's London Levantium Eau de Toilette From the brand's Trade Routes collection comes this mysterious and enigmatic scent, inspired by the spices, flowers, woods and resins that ended up stacked in London's wharves. As a former colonial trading post, this fragrance harks back to our roots.
SK-II Men Moisturizing Cleanser and Facial Treatment Essence SK-II is one of the best-selling skincare brands in Singapore. Men, treat your skin to the goodness of this deep-cleansing yet hydrating cleanser and the legendary Facial Treatment Essence which contains more than 90 per cent pitera to firm skin and lessen the look of wrinkles.
For our favourite SG50 fashion collaborations, click here.
To see what our #FriendsofBuro are patriotic for, click here. To discover vintage Singapore through our family archives, click here. For an inside look at how the #BuroLovesSG50 box was made, click here.