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5 Romantic Destinations For A Valentine's Vacation

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Running out of ideas on how to spend Valentine's day this year? Here are the 5 most romantic destinations we've picked that are perfect for that special getaway.

Now that we've settled on the venue, here comes the important part - the dress code.

Stumped over what to wear? Here's a simple style guide to help you pack (you’re welcome). 

1. VENICE, ITALY

A palazzi of infinite pastel shades reflected in quiet canals, and the soft splash of a gondola plying a watery backstreet: there's really no competition. For romance, Venice is the perfect backdrop.

Valentine's Day in Venice

STYLE TIPS

In these less formal moments, aim for a perfect balanced silhouette with a crisp white shirt and cropped black pants. Add a hint of flamboyance with standout accessories, this look takes you seamlessly from exploration during the day time to a night at the bar.

Valentine's Day Men's Style Guide - Venice

Shop (clockwise): Fa La La Music Notes CufflinksMechanical Watch Gear Necklace, Silver Top Hat Collar Bar, Silver Humming Bird Lapel Pin, Rose Gold Cufflinks

2. MALDIVES

Stunning white-sand beaches, turquoise lagoons, unparalleled snorkeling, gorgeous rustic-chic villas over the water or on the sand, and fine dining. What's not to like? 

Valentine's Day in Maldives

STYLE TIPS

Who says you can't dress up for a beach vacation? Opt for a smart casual outfit during a romantic candlelight dinner at that famous restaurant under the sea. Tempting as it is because of the warm weather, flip flops are an absolute no go for your special dinner.

Valentine's Day Men's Style Guide - Maldives

Shop (clockwise): Fremont Stripe Pocket Square, Engraved Classic Silver Money Clip, Bagsmart Everyday Rucksack Blue, Shinto Gothic Steampunk Gray Sunglasses

3. NEW YORK

New York certainly doesn't lack gorgeous places to wine and dine. But what's really romantic is NYC's really beautiful, simple treasures. From the classic attractions, like the view from the Empire State Building, to lesser-known delights such as the Butterfly Conservatory at the American Museum of Natural History, we're sure it'll set your heart aflutter.

Valentine's Day in New York City

STYLE TIPS

Dress like a New Yorker with clean lines and a slim cut silhouette. Layering is essential, especially during the winter or early spring where temperatures can be sub-zero. Add final touches of sharp and sleek accessories to complete the look.

Valentine's Day Men's Style Guide - NYC

Shop (clockwise): Bagsmart 2-in-1 Convertible Briefcase Backpack Black, Glynn Black on Black Stripe Tie, Gold Feather Collar Pin, Watch Movement Kenny Cufflinks in Gunmetal

4. SANTORINI, GREECE

Greece and romance may as well be synonymous. Whether you are looking for an ideal honeymoon destination or just a romantic escape, the beauty and diversity of the Greek landscape forms the most romantic backdrop to celebrate your love.

Valentine's Day in Santorini, Greece

STYLE TIPS

Santorini is extremely stylish, but don’t go bling, think elegant and sophisticated. Bold bright colours look stunning against the white-washed surfaces.  Crisp white shirts, and tailored pants are de rigueur. The people here have an eye for fashion, the key is to look like you’ve just stepped off your million pound yacht.

Valentine's Day Men's Style Guide - Greece

Shop (clockwise): Brown and Green Lapel Rose Boutonniere, White Howlite Bead Bracelet, Devil's Fruit Cufflinks Silver, Omi Wine Red Pocket Square, Wood Four Leaf Clover Cufflinks

5. ICELAND

Iceland easily conjures up romantic notions of remote landscapes covered in snow in winter or steaming underground pools surrounded by cave formations. Whatever your romantic fantasy, Iceland has many great options for the perfect getaway.

Valentine's Day in Iceland

STYLE TIPS

Iceland is the new place to be, with its thriving city of Reykjavik, it’s fast becoming a bustling city where culture and style come together to the sound of Björk. Make sure you have all the essentials to make this holiday the best ever.

Valentine's Day Men's Style Guide - Iceland

Shop (clockwise): Lewis Colorful Striped Cotton Socks, Okra Bamboo Sunglasses Fire, Bagsmart Toiletry Bag Grey, Bellroy Notesleeve Wallet RFID Blocking Caramel

 

So go out and experience something different this Valentine's Day! If you're planning getting something for the man in your life during the trip, browse our full collection of cufflinks and man's accessories here.

 

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Travel Images - telegraph.co.uk, travel.usnews.com

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5 New Year Resolution Ideas And How To Achieve Them

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The New Year is nearing, and with the holiday season already upon us, here's your chance to sit down and prepare a list of important lifestyle changes you want to make for 2018.

We’ve decided to give you a bit of help to kick start your New Year resolutions – because since the majority of people fail to stick to them, you’ll need all the help you can get.

1. GET ORGANIZED

A cluttered desk or a chaotic home will negatively affect your productivity and even your mood. Time to clear your clutter, organize your knick knacks and make it a habit.

Here are the best tools to whip things into place:

Get Organized with cufflink storage boxes and moleskine notebooks

Shop: 1. Leather Cufflinks Display Case (20 Pair), 2. Classic Black Moleskine Notebook, 3. Day to Night Cufflink and Tie Clip Combo  

2. START BEING MORE CREATIVE

There are times when we get mentally fatigued and our creativity goes out the window. This is particularly bad if your job or hobby depends on you coming up with fresh ideas and thinking outside the box. As with everything else, there are many different ways to re-ignite your creativity.

One way is to experiment with your style of dressing and creative accessorising:

Be More Creative with Your Dressing

Shop: 1. Jonah Bow Tie, 2. Pianist Cufflinks, 3. White Crayon Cufflinks, Shinto Gothic Steampunk Sunglasses Silver 

3. MEET NEW PEOPLE

When we get stuck in a rut, we usually end up staying at home most of the time, missing out on a lot of interesting opportunities for networking and having fun. Meeting new people can be beneficial to your mental well-being and help your career, so don’t be afraid to get out there and make some friends. Overcome your shyness, embrace new perspectives and get to know new and interesting people.

Nail those first impressions and get those contacts with these essentials:

Socialise and network with the right cufflinks and accessories

Shop: 1. Echo Pocket Square, 2. Bellroy Card Sleeve Blue Steel 3. Mechanical Gear Cufflinks Olga, 4. Gold Feather Collar Pin

4. TRAVEL MORE

You’ll need to have your finances in order before you consider traveling across the globe, but there are ways of experiencing different cultures and visiting faraway places even on a tight budget. For instance seeking out short trips to uncommon destinations nearby may just do the trick.

Here's how to travel in style no matter which part of the world you are in.

travel in style with fashionable cufflinks and men's accesories

Shop: 1. Stift Custom Engraveable Pen Sapphire Blue, 2. Wachterlein Custom Engraveable RFID Blocking Leather Wallet, 3. Tropics Cufflinks, 4. Fighter Jet Cufflinks

5. BE MORE ROMANTIC

Romance is often the first casualty in longer, more serious relationships, but it doesn’t have to wither away. A few romantic gestures here and there can keep the passion going for decades. It will be fun, even if you’re not the romantic type.

Start by impressing her with your new found dress sense and a dozen roses:

Impress your date with the right cufflinks and accessories

Shop: 1. Beige Lapel Rose, 2. Sodalite Beaded Bracelet by Blue Pendulum, 3. Peter Custom Engraved Cufflinks, Custom Engraved Silver Collar Stays

 

A New Year is like a blank notebook. You get to write anything you want in it. Fill the first page of your notebook with your New Year’s resolutions and make 2018 the best year ever.

Take the first step to feel better by dressing better. Shop now for a new look!

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Styling 101: Travel & Dress like a Local

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As we approach our favourite travel season this May, there’s hardly a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to travelling. Some travellers shuffle from one tourist hotspot to another with relish, while others prefer an experience that’s closer to the ground.

Prefer to hang out with the natives rather than be led through another maze of tourist traps? We'll show you how to blend in like a local.

JAM WITH STREET MUSICIANS IN FLORENCE

If you're feeling the beat, rub shoulders with adventurous guitar players, talented improvisers, brave rockers armed with kitchen supplies and people who bring their music out into the streets. Add your magic to Florence's already artsy urban landscape.

Jam with Street Musicians in Florence Italy

Ace the relaxed yet fashionably artistic look with cotton or linen suits in neutral shades and pair them with accessories that show your individual element or quirk. A large sports watch is a must have investment, the one thing Italians love to wear.

 

Men's Cufflinks and Accessories for Summer Vacation

Shop the Look: Guitar Hero Cufflinks, Moleskine Sahara Brown Backpack, 3. MVMT Chrono Watch, 4. Braxton Bow Tie, 5. Potted Plan Lapel Pin, 6. Dylan Pocket Square

CYCLE ON THE STREETS OF PARIS 

Think like a Parisian and you’ll do well here: Start rides at your local bistro, race out the Paris Basin into the calm and charming countryside, stop at boulangeries as needed, then go straight home and resume your day, as if this exceptional cycling city is completely normal.

Cycling on the Streets of Paris

The Parisian male loves to layer. This look contributes to the general Parisian fashion preference for looking as if you’re too cool to fuss over an outfit. Complete it with the signature European looped scarf and classicaccessories. 

Men's Cufflinks and Accessories for Summer Vacation in Paris

Shop the Look: 1. Knight Shield Collar Pin, 2. Royal Green Lapel Rose, 3. Saint Laurent Silk Scarf, 4. Humming Bird Lapel Pin, 5. Basilica Cufflinks, 6. Moleskine ID Reporter Bag Black 

COFFEE WITH THE SLOANIES IN LONDON

With an anything goes attitude to style, a man can wear whatever in London and onlookers won’t take a second look. From the dapper to the outlandish, men in this city know who and what they are; showing just how important confidence is when it comes to style.

Coffee with the Sloanies in London


A Sloanie is big on luxury brands yet understated about his extravagance; opting for non-logo items that show his appreciation for superior English wool, cashmere and silk, and British cuts and silhouette. Coordination is key.
 

Men's Cufflinks and Accessories for Summer Vacation in London

Shop the Look: 1. Axis Silk Tie, Watch Movement Mosky Cufflinks, 3. Lanvin Sneakers, 4. Moleskine Laptop Sleeve, 5. Brolly Tiepin Silver

HAPPY HOUR WITH THE 9-5ERS IN NEW YORK

If you happen to find yourself in the area as the 9-5ers head out, there are no shortage of Midtown bars beckoning the overworked New Yorkers with enticing happy hour deals. From wine bars to your classic all American watering holes, this is the chance to to hang out with the cool crowd.

Happy Hour with 9-5ers in New York


Men in New York are ambassadors of clean lines and a slim cut shape. Tailored suits are the way to go. The most important thing to New York men is their shoes, recognising a solid, leather pair can essentially dress up a casual outfit and taking it to the next level. Add on the final touch of a key accessory - 
the tie.

Men's Cufflinks and Accessories for Summer Vacation in New York

Shop the Look: 1. Silver Cube Collar Bar, 2. Javon Tie, 3. Classic Silver Money Clip, 4. Lapel Pin Thrones Silver, 5. Maison Margiela Leather Derbys, 6. Alphabet Initials Cursive

URBAN EXPLORING IN BERLIN

Photographers, graffiti-artists and the plain curious are all drawn to Berlin's many abandoned and ruined places like the Spreepark, or former Nazi military areas. Venture into unchartered territory to discover brand new experiences.

Urban Exploration in Berlin


Berlin and grunge go rebelliously hand-in-hand, retaining some of the reckless flavour of the Eighties. Today, the next generation flaunt their freedom with grungy street wear looks in mostly black, giving rise to the modern bad boy look.

 

Men's Grunge Cufflinks and Accessories for Summer Vacation in Berlin

Shop: 1. Gunner Tiepin Silver & Jace Tie, 2. DSLR Cufflinks, 3. Saint Laurent Biker Jacket, 4. Fire Extinguisher Cufflinks, 5. Silver Fleur-de-lis Lapel Pin

 

No doubt, the Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty, and Notre Dame are formidable tourist places worthy of awe and admiration that will earn you some bragging rights for sure. But why not step off the beaten track and explore the roads less travelled - in style of course.

Shop your holiday looks now! 

 

 

Image Credits: travelshopa.com, net-a-porter,.com mrporter.com

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The Best Gifts Under S$100 for your Valentine

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From classic accessories to personalized mementos, take the stress out of Valentine’s Day shopping with these unique finds.
Whether he’s an astute businessman who spends most of his days brokering deals in the office, a trend-driven designer with a penchant for the latest fashion fads, or a kid at heart, our choices are certain to satisfy even the most discerning man.

Take the plunge and scroll through for gifts that are sure to please even the pickiest on your list.
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5 gift ideas for your Valentine this year

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The first month of 2015 flew by so fast and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! That also means it's time for all those with significant others to start thinking about how to make February 14th extra special for him and her. It's kind of hard to buy gifts for men, because soft toys and flowers simply don't cut it. Fret not, this year The Little Link has helped you to shortlist some gift ideas that will be bound to put a grin on his face!

  1. Drones

Drones made a splash last year with sales figures hitting a record high, and their popularity will continue to trend upwards in 2015, as prices gets more competitive with more players flocking into the market. Consumer drones are small, flying helicopters, usually equipped with cameras. Their sizes can range from palm sized to basketball sized, and can cost anywhere between $50 to a couple thousand dollars. These flying gadgets can be controlled by handheld controllers, or even from your smartphones, and can even roam the skies up to 120 meters high, providing unique perspectives like never before. All techy guys will love having a drone this year!

Price range: ($20 - $400)

Get your drones from Qoo10 or Apple Singapore.

Drones

 

  1. Cufflinks

Surprise your well-dressed man with a new pair of cufflinks this Valentine's Day. Why cufflinks? They are essential daily accessories that add sparkles on his business shirt. Moreover, imagine how he will be reminded of you when he glances at them during an important business meeting or formal event. If he has surprised you with jewelry in the past, it's a no brainer to return the favor with a thoughtful gift for him. 

We recommend romantic themed designs such as Love Links, Love of Infinity or Interlocked cufflinks.

 Price range: ($16 - $23)

Silver and Gold Classic Knot Cufflinks - Interlocked

 

  1. Jambox

Who says Bluetooth speakers have to be boring? Jambox bucks the trend with its bold color, big sound, portable design and two sizes to choose from. To blast your favorite tunes, simply connect to smartphones, tablets or laptops over Bluetooth. Its lithium-ion battery can play music up to 10 hours, and offers a whooping 75-hour standby time. We think it hits all the right notes.

Price range: ($29.99 - $129.99)

Get your Jambox at Jawbone.

Jam Box

  1. Mechanical Watch

While ladies tend to fawn over the exteriors of watches, men are often charmed by the intricacies in mechanical watches. Mechanical watches are not built digitally like Quartz watches, but are often painstakingly assembled by professional watchmakers, which also explain why their price tags are in a different universe from their Quartz counterparts. If you are planning to get one, do opt for the open-heart designs, where the inner clockwork of the timepiece is showcased.

For affordable mechanical watches, check out Arbutus watches.

Price range: ($280 - $800)

Arbutus Watches

 

5.Bellroy Wallet

Tired of his bulging wallet? Give him a sleep alternative with Bellroy. Made from vegetable tanned leathers and backed by a 3-year warranty, Bellroy’s wallets are elegant and functional design and one of the thinnest around. It's unique design is meant to reduce bulk while still providing easy access to the most common cards used. If his wallet is falling apart, he will be sure to appreciate this gift! 

Price range: ($63 - $160)

Bellroy Leather Wallet

 

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