But nothing beats the happiness when your favourite butterfly community has also reached the one year mark this year. To know that you're a part of what made the community flourished, to know that the community that has supported you through your blogging years is finally one year old, that is something that cannot be put into words.
So when I got the chance to celebrate this special occasion with them, I immediately said yes!
As TBP is a community for beauty bloggers, what more than to theme it a "Girl's Night Out" for a full night of G-L-A-M??
And the best setting for this has got to be TGV Indulge, only available at the TGV in One Utama. As far as I know, it's the only luxury cinema in Malaysia (but please do correct me if I'm wrong). It has everything from its own private ticketing counter, lounge and dining area, all the way to two exclusive cinema halls which is fitted with reclining chairs and personalised call-waiter-service that can accommodate 32 and 40 pax respectively.
This is definitely a cinema with a class above the rest as it has piped-in jazz music, and a rich purple and silver interior design that gives their patrons an upperclass feeling as they dine and lounge in the area.
The cutlery arrangement reminds me of the movie 'Titanic', where I was taught to eat with the utensils from the outside in :p
The night started off with dinner, after which we were treated to a movie at their lush cinematic halls. The Indulge kitchen has in-house chefs with collectively more than 40 years of experience in Asian and Western fusion cooking are ever ready to cater to the needs of their corporate customers. According to the staff, the menu was created by their own chefs, and was only selected after several rounds of food tasting.
As their special guests that night, we were treated to a round of all nine of their signature dishes, albeit in sampling-sized portions, otherwise we would be too stuffed to enjoy the movie >.<
Clockwise from top left:
- Stuffed Potato Skins – Potato skins stuffed with turkey bacon & mozzarella (Left)
- Cajun Chicken – Grilled boneless chicken thigh with cajun seasoning
- Grilled Salmon – Served with seasonal vegetables with lemon butter sauce
- Pumpkin Salad – Rocket leaves with honey roasted pumpkin, cherry tomatoes and capsicums, with Balsamic dressing
- Panna Cotta – Italian cooked cream topped with raspberry
- Lamb Koftas – Lamb patties served with green salad
- Nutty Tortilla Banana – Tortilla filled with peanut butter, cornflakes and freshly sliced banana
- Smoked Duck Salad – Smoked duck breast served with mesclun greens, capsicum & skewed with kiwi and balsamic dressing
9. Grilled Lamb Rack – Served with seasonal vegetables & rosemary sauce
P/S: all names of the dishes taken from Swee San's blog (cos I can't remember the name of the dishes and she is such an awesome person to remember all the dishes because she's a cook herself)
My tablemates for dinner :) Myself, Yin Yin, Lulu, and Swee San
Taken from Lulu's blog :)
I saw a rib-eye steak (which is my FAVOURITE) on their menu, but they didn't serve that to us >.<
We were served the appetisers and main courses in the dining area itself, and the desserts were served in the cinema hall for us to enjoy the full cinematic experience while watching our favourite movie. They were packed in lacquered boxes bento style and we spooned it up while watching "Lucy".
WAIT. DID I JUST SAY EAT IN THE CINEMA HALL???
Yes I did :p So how does one eat, say, rib-eye steak while watching a movie in the cinema? I mean, it's a little ludicrous if you have to look at cutting your beef while trying to concentrate on what's going on on-screen? Well, if you do decide to have your food in the cinema, your food will be served in that lacquered box I mentioned earlier, and will also be cut into bite sized pieces so you only have to pick it out with your utensils and eat it.
From left: Amanda Gan (Muse by Watsons), Cindy Tong, Caroline Ng, Sabrina Azmi, and Tammy Lim (founder of TBP)
As part of our Girl's Night Out, there were three prizes awarded to the three best-dressed ladies of the night, all sponsored by Muse by Watsons :D
And now it's on to the cinema halls!!!!
Lovely decorations on the way to the two halls.
Like any other cinemas, the two halls come with two types of seatings, which is the couple seat, and the single seat. Each seat is equipped with their own blankets that you can use to wrap yourself up in whilst enjoying the movie.
Each seat also has reclining chairs and the blankets really drove it home for me. I have always firmly believed in comfortability when watching movies, so this has really upped the ante for me :D
Call buttons are installed for every seat so that you can easily call your waiter/ waitress whenever you need some tending to when you are watching your movie. These buttons light up so that you don't have to worry about pressing the wrong button when you need their assistance.
To add on to the night's festivities, we were also treated to products from Muse by Watsons, more specifically, their new brand which has recently been launched in Malaysia, Indeed Labs.
We were each being given a door gift of our choice from Indeed Labs, and I took home the Retinol Reface which touts to be able to 'resurface' your skin while you sleep, leaving you waking up to softer smoother looking skin :)
Indeed Labs™ skin care concerns are addressed with innovation; by targeting optimal, cutting edge ingredients and using only high concentrations of the rarest and most effective actives from clinical laboratories in Switzerland, Spain, France and the United States. They believe in pushing the boundaries of science and challenging the status quo of beauty standards. Indeed.
To complete the night, 123Cheese.my also sponsored their photo booth and props for us beauty photobooth junkies to take photos of us the whole night! or at least, until we adjourned to watch the movie :D
Once again, huge thanks to TGV Indulge, The Butterfly Project, 123 Cheese and Muse by Watsons for preparing such an indulging experience for all of us butterflies.
So have I whet your appetite for TGV Indulge yet?
TGV Indulge is opened from 11am with tickets priced at RM45 (meals not included). For more information about Indulge and to book tickets, please log on to http://www.tgv.com.my or via TGV Cinemas’ Movie Buddy app which is available on the Apple App and Google Play store.
Til the next time, stay beautiful!