Angus House at Takashimaya + Gucci Spree

A few days ago I realised that I had difficulty closing my LV wallet. A closer look revealed that the button clasp is spoilt! 

I told hubby and he went “Finally eh?”

For 8.5 years I felt almost imprisoned by this wallet. Coz it never seemed to spoil! Canvas is really lasting man. Trust me, I don’t even take care of it. It was used roughly and it still looks damn good. I also liked the fact that it could contain everything (good for dory me) and I didn’t need to bring an extra card holder or coin purse.

So, I went on a hunt for a new wallet! Finally decided to get one from Gucci after maybe 2 days of browsing online. I was very tempted to get a Chanel Camellia long wallet you know..

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This one. I love love love the floral design!

But…. The zip for the coin compartment inside is PLASTIC.

I dunno about you,  but I find plastic zips extremely disturbing. I cannot pay sgd1300 for this chanel wallet with a plastic zip.

I browsed through other Chanel wallets – nearly all of them have plastic zips leh! I’m stupefied.

So I saw this gucci wallet that had a metallic zip!

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Ok la, maybe get this,  I thought.

So the next day hubby and I went Takashimaya after work to get my wallet. But not before going for dinner first coz we were super hungry 🙂

Naturally we went Angus House coz hubby missed the rib eye.

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I thought the tree didn’t quite match the restaurant interior..

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We were there at about 6 so it was still pretty empty.

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I personally find the prices for their beef quite high, and I’m not such a lover for steak anyway.. so I decided to go for their beef pot pie. Hubby had a 250g rib eye. We both topped up 12 bucks for the complete meal.

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One thing good about this place is, once you step in, they ask you if you want cold water or warm water.

Instead of “still or sparkling sir?”

You get my drift.

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Appetizer was some grilled fish with a broccoli bed. Oh topped with some caviar too. Nice 🙂 both of us gobbled it up within 2 minutes coz we were famished haha.

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Their warm, soft and fluffy bread which I couldn’t get enough of. The outside was crispy fyi.

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Clam chowder soup with many clams inside. Again very comforting as the weather was cold and wet that day.

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Hubby’s rib eye! I was telling hubby the fact that he had a good steak the first time here doesn’t mean this time will be good too.

But tada – he was not disappointed. It was still good la!

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And my beef pot pie came looking rather silly. Hahaha. Don’t u think it looks like a spaceship??

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Better view of the dome. I couldn’t wait to see what was inside!

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The crust was so thin it broke through easily, revealing a bowl full of beef stew.

I dumped the crust all inside the stew to soak it wet. The gravy was quite salty I thought (it will be very salty for others in general coz i’m someone who can take salt v well). The portion of beef was very generous and they were tender and flavourful. I was totally stuffed when I was done. It was really a big dinner.

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We could choose between 3 desserts – tiramisu, peppermint mousse and mango sorbet. I got the peppermint mousse in the form of a cake. Was quite disappointed coz the staff did not mention it was a cake. Oh well.

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Hubby’s tiramisu was beautiful though! Very rich and chocolatey 🙂

Bill was about $144 in total. Service was quite okay in my opinion – I tend to be a lot more forgiving than hubby. When the waiter gave him the dessert choices in 1 straight sentence without any space in between, hubby immediately shot back “wow your dessert name is very long.” Lol.

Water was refilled very promptly and our courses came very quickly too. I’ve got nothing to complain about really!

We were done at about 715 pm and we staggered down to Gucci with our big tummies.

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Besides the wallet which I got, I also bought the bag on the right. It was on 30 percent sale and I’ve always liked their standard design (yes even more so than the lv monogram design).. couldn’t resist! After discount this was $837. Cheaper than my wallet which was $1040!

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My wallet in dark brown. Totally looks like a big slab of dark chocolate don’t you think. It smells and feels very luxurious as all new leather wallets do.

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This patent range is also on 30 percent discount too. Their flap wallet costs just $511 after discount leh. But it is very stiff and feels plastic too. And yes the zip is also plastic. =_=

Service at Gucci was very good. Zay was the lady who served us and she was very patient with the very indecisive me.

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My buys. Thank you Financial Controller XD

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