Angela Manners

Angela Manners loves finding an interesting story and talking to people about what they are passionate about. She is Australian but was born in Bangkok, grew up in Southeast Asia and then studied in America. Angela is passionate about coffee, food and everything that surrounds them.
  • Meal Belly Dirisa Tan

    Mystical Superfood, Green Caviar

    Dirisa Tan grew up watching her father work for himself as an entrepreneur, it could have been there, during her childhood, where her dream of owning a business began. Similarly, during her early years, she spent a lot of time with her Auntie in the kitchen learning about food...
  • PaddyHills-Machine

    Top Three Coffee Spots of the Week (Round 4)

    Our recent move to the west of Singapore was met with a bit of dismay from my east coast coffee buddies. I’ll have to admit a bit of trepidation on my part because I had so many firm favourites in the east. Now, having settled in the west, I am finding great little...
  • 12 Fantastic Restaurants All in One Pretty Little Book

    The inner foodie in me got super excited when I first saw the bright red EATSingapore book. I was at The Hangar (read our review here) and sitting at the counter was this gorgeous, red book with the big word EAT on the cover. Of course, I had to...
  • Meet The Tropicalist, Obsessed with Plants and Why We Should Pay Attention to Them

    I first met The Tropicalist early in 2016. Since then, I have followed with interest as she launched her online publication, thetropicalist.press and look forward each month to receiving their newsletter. We recently enjoyed a coffee together and I was enthralled by her adventures to various countries and climes, seeking and researching plants,...
  • A Very Vanilla Christmas: Gift Ideas for Him and Her

    I feel so fortunate to have met so many great personalities this year. These are the people behind the small businesses that we love here at Vanilla Beige. These are the providers who work so hard to care about, produce and bring us so many great products – products perfect...
  • A Very Vanilla Christmas: Gift Ideas For the Foodie

    Our first human guide to gift-giving this Christmas is for the foodies! If you missed it earlier, read our Gift Ideas for Dogs. We also believe that now is a great opportunity to support local, small businesses. We have met so many this year and it’s been such a privilege to talk to the...
  • Angel Floss, the Stuff Sweet Dreams are Made Of

    It’s ok, you don’t have to hide it. I smile too when I see fairy floss (or cotton candy to some). I remember well this magical ball of spun sugar from my childhood. Even to this day if I happen to buy some for my kids, I find myself...
  • Café Interviews: Dapper Coffee (Amoy Street)

    Often for me, it’s the person behind the coffee machine that makes the place and keeps me coming back. Dapper Coffee is one of these places. Read our previous review here. I love this place and whenever I’m on Amoy Street, I try and pop in for a quick (or leisurely)...
  • Lisa Clayton, Turning a Personal Passion into a Thriving Business

    How would a gorgeous mum of three run a thriving business, stay focussed on fitness and motivate other people to do the same? We asked Lisa Clayton how she does it. Sitting down with her one sunny Singapore afternoon, we were a bit in awe. Dressed in vibrant red, she was...