I had the pleasure of receiving a fruit hamper from Floral Garage last week for a review! Floral Garage is a local online florist that believes in making it affordable for people to express themselves with flowers – even so, they offer quite a large range of choices with floral bouquets ranging from SGD $30 to $300. They even stock accessories such as balloons, plushies, and – as evident from my title – fruit hampers. Heck, they even have a Vegetable Bouquet for when you want to gift something fun and practical! Or, you know, Condolence Stands. It was pretty entertaining to scroll through their store to spot these creative themed items.
Anyway, I waffled between their signature Freestyle Bouquet ($35) or their cheapest Fruit Hamper ($55) for the review and eventually went with their recommendation for a fruit hamper. I’ve never received a hamper before, and the prospect of stocking up my fridge with fresh fruits without having to go grocery shopping sounded appealing, especially in this rainy season. So I put in my delivery details and preferred timing and waited for my hamper come Sunday morning. Soon enough, my fruit hamper arrived!
Here are all the fruits in the hamper – 2 apples, 3 pears, 2 oranges, 2 kiwis, and a bunch of juicy grapes that Ottie and I set to devouring almost immediately like starved vultures. In fact, I have no complaints at all about the fruits they were all so juicy and sweet!
Clockwise from the topmost-left are Eucalyptus leaves, Gerbera, Eustoma, and Roses. I actually had to get help from Floral Garage in identifying the flowers used here. In fact I wrongly identified the Eucalyptus leaves as Paranomus! If anyone remembers my previous attempt to make a flower bouquet for Ottie last Christmas, you’d know that it’s more or less my staple favourite. Now it all makes sense how the Eucalyptus leaves were so much softer and why it gave off such a strong odour – which I must say that I’m officially addicted to smelling. Thank you Floral Garage for indulging me!
Overall, I’ve been impressed by my Floral Garage hamper. Do check out them out! Deliveries are free for their hampers if anyone is interested, and they do same-day deliveries for a nominal fee of $9.70 if you’re prone to forgetting anniversaries until it’s too late.
I took the opportunity to do an outfit photoshoot featuring my newfound love of Eucalyptus leaves and a spot of Gerbera. The highlight of this outfit was the Topshop sheer overlay dress that I received from the Zalora Inspires event a while back, only it’s so effeminate that it took a while for me to get into the mood to dress a bit more frilly than I usually do. It was fun exploring this side of my style though, and it got me thinking of a few ideas on how to incorporate the dress into future ensembles.
Here’s my champ posing for a test shot which I decided not to follow through on. I’ve always wanted to take photos in the rain, but having to manipulate a remote while exposed to water isn’t the best of ideas. Enter my human tripod… even though he still got my camera lens very wet because he didn’t know better. Thank god for my decision to invest in a UV filter. 😂
Outfit photos assisted by Ottie.