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MMF x Crib Society Table Talks: Shine Edition at Amara Singapore

Around 30 ladies and business owners gathered to gain valuable insights from our expert panellists to make their businesses stand out and shine in their industries.
Table Talks: The Shine Edition with Simone Ng, Sabrina Tan, Tjin Lee, Florence Low and Gidania Wong
By Kimberly
May 21, 2024

Mummyfique and CRIB Society jointly hosted the second edition of Table Talks: The Shine Edition at the Club Lounge at Amara Singapore. Around 30 ladies and business owners gathered for this event, to gain valuable insights for their businesses from the three expert panellists. Hence, they could learn to make their businesses stand out and shine in their industries, over a brunch spread of artisanal bakes and tea. Following the speed-dating format once again, guests were divided into three groups, for 20min sessions with each panellist.  

Our Panellists

Each of the panellists took turns introducing themselves and their businesses. Dalia Chan, Managing Director and Senior Trainer of Speech Titans, said, “The panelists all spoke confidently and eloquently and it showed me the importance of fine tuning my 1min introduction of my business and myself to properly network at such events.” 

Florence Low, Founder of LuxLexicon
Florence Low, founder of LuxLexicon

Launched in 2012 under LuxLexicon, Florence Low created a trusted platform for consignors to confidently leave their expensive handbags to be sold on their behalf. Currently Singapore’s largest reseller of Hermès Birkin and Kelly handbags, her business is trust-based, and offers a money-back guarantee on authenticity. Additionally, their in-house authentication expert rigorously examines each product to do its due dilligence. Most of the items are sold between five minutes to six months after posting on Instagram.

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After two years of online transactions, interacting through WhatsApp, LuxLexicon also has a flagship brick-and-mortar store at Palais Renaissance. Thus, customers can pick up the item, touch and feel it before committing to their big-ticket purchases. Most recently, Carousell acquired LuxLexicon to help each other mutually supercharge their luxury bag businesses in Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan. With this acquisition, they would be able to offer more variety of bags and recommend interested consumers to each other. 

Sabrina Tan, Founder of Skin Inc
Sabrina Tan, founder of Skin Inc

Unable to find products that worked for her then-sensitive, dull and eczema-prone skin condition, Skin Inc CEO and founder Sabrina Tan also found that most market brands only addressed generic skin needs. Moreover, they did not account for any individual differences or constantly changing skincare needs. Hence, she created Skin Inc, providing custom solutions to skin concerns. Now in its 16th year, Skin Inc has won more than 150 beauty awards, with more than 15 million personalised LED home facials. Some innovations include the +SABI AI App, the first wellness and skin health in the market, as well as the newest De-Age LED EMS Skin Booster. Additionally, the brand is also present in more than 78 cities in Asia, Europe and the United States. 

Simone Ng, Founder of Simone Jewels
Simone Ng, founder of Simone Jewels

Established in 2006 by gemmologist Simone Ng, Simone Jewels is a combination of Simone’s passion for design, gemstones, history and self-expression. Renowned for its unique high jewellery and distinctive gender-neutral fine jewellery designs, the brand has received numerous awards over two decades. Furthermore, celebrities like Emily Blunt, Rihanna and Taylor Swift have also won their creations, and Simone Jewels is the first Singapore jeweller in Harrods London, with their work auctioned by Sotheby’s Asia. All the gemstones are handpicked, chosen for their cut, rarity and quality. Additionally, the diamonds are also of E-F colour with VVS quality. Together with specialised artisans worldwide, the brand creates storied gems of timeless, wearable art celebrating individualism. 

For the avid gemstone lover, Simone Jewels also offers a variety of masterclasses for pearls, emeralds, unheated vs heated gemstones and design. 

Our Guests

Anabel Chew, founder of WeBarre shared, “Spent the morning connecting and learning from other female founders. Crib Society Table Talks is the best thing! I wished there was something like this when I first started out nearly a decade ago – the road to entrepreneurship is challenging, but what people don’t realise is that it’s extremely lonely and isolating. Having fellow founders who understand it all, and are going through similar things, make the journey less arduous. Thanks Tjin Lee, Mummyfique and Gidania Wong for organising this – I’m RSVP-ing for all future sessions!”

Angeline Lim, founder of SavvyMama, shared, “Florence was so candid with her sharing and it was helpful to be able to ask all our panelists questions pertaining to growing their businesses so that we can implement similar strategies to ours too.”

Similarly, Rachel Wee, founder of Oh Hello Bae, said, “It’s great to have up close interaction with these speakers. For me, in particular, the insightful advice and tips from Sabrina of Skin Inc is so valuable for my own skincare business.”

Impromptu celebration of Sabrina's birthday with the moderators, Mummyfique co-founder Gidania Wong, and Tjin Lee

The Venue: Club Lounge at Amara Singapore

The Club Lounge on the 17th floor, usually for guests who book the Club Room or Suite.
The spacious Club Lounge also offers guests perks like free breakfast, hot drinks and evening cocktails.

The Club Lounge offers Club Room and Club Suite guests additional perks, starting with a delightful breakfast at a private area in Elements Restaurant. Available from 10am onwards, the Club on Level 17 is available from 10am onwards, offering light bites like cookies or nuts and hot drinks such as coffee and tea. Otherwise, enjoy complimentary evening cocktails from 5.30 to 7.30pm.  Additionally, the Club Lounge is also available for private functions, starting from $6,000++, with a maximum capacity of 50 persons. 

Oriental High Tea at Cafe Oriental, Amara Singapore

At Cafe Oriental at Amara Singapore, savour the rich flavours of Asian and local favourites with a modern interpretation. From now till 30 June 2024, try their Oriental High Tea Set from $59++ for two. Their menu includes miniature chicken rice balls, nasi lemak as sushi, foie gras like an opera cake. Additionally, the high tea also features sweet treats like a D24 durian cream puff, summer berries fruit tartlet, and a mango Swiss roll with lemon. The afternoon tea set is available from Mondays to Saturdays from 2 to 5pm. 

Special Promotions: Maybank card holders can get 20 per cent off high tea sets from now to 30 June 2024. From 24th May to 29th June, diners can also purchase a set for six at the price for four at $118++.

*Set includes signature laksa, complimentary welcome drink, local coffee or tea. A two-day advance reservation is required. 

Our Sponsors

Skin Inc

Within the Mummyfique tote bags, guests received treats like skincare from Skin Inc, A for Apothecary and MISEICO. First, Skin Inc thoughtfully provided guests with the 10-minute Pores Be-Gone Mattifying Mask that absorbs sebum, reduces the appearance of pores, invigorates dull complexion and boosts the skin’s radiance. Other goodies included the hyaluronic acid serum to reinvigorate tired and dehydrated skin, and a 20min De-Age treatment voucher to firm up the eyes, neck and face. 

A for Apothecary
Image credit: A for Apothecary
A for Apothecary‘s founder Yang Jingyi wanted to create a completely natural, multi-purpose baby balm for babies with sensitive skin. Paediatrician-approved, her Baby Balm is also hypoallergenic, safe on newborns and care be used for diaper rashes, eczema, cradle cap, and cracked nipples. Both the baby and adult skincare use sustainable, environmentally-friendly ingredients sourced from ethical farmers or suppliers.

Using non-toxic, vegan ingredients such as wildcrafted and certified organic active botanicals, Michelle Chan, a certified natural skincare formulator creates innovative, effective plant-based solutions to celebrate your well-being with MISEICO‘s minimalist, sustainable and multi-functional products. Some products include the Vitality Elixir, which helps combat fatigue and improve focus and concentration. 


Insight Conversations

Insight Conversations, a mental wellness company, offers a holistic, curated range of services and resources such as therapy for individuals, couples, families, children and also life coaching. Through these, they hope to help reduce stress, enhance overall emotional well-being and mental health. At the same time, they want to reduce the stigma, increase awareness and ensure mental health support is available for those who need it. Those seeking therapy can choose from 10 different therapists including Karen M Ng (pictured above). 

Corporate lawyer turned therapist, Karen Ng’s journey in psychology began with an interest in understanding and supporting children’s unique needs. She is committed to empowering families and children with comprehensive support to effectively navigate complex situations. Additionally, her therapeutic approach is integrative and child-centred, drawing from evidence-based modalities like solution-focused brief therapy and play therapy. 

Anastasia By Raine

Polytechnic lecturer Raine Anastasia Chan initially studied marketing and merchandising, before taking the plunge to launch Anastasia by Raine in 2014. The leather artisan designs and crafts bold statement pieces, and also offers customers a chance to craft their own creations at the ABR Leather Atelier (pay for the item you want to make). Start by choosing from 40 plus leather colours, followed by choosing your metal hardware. Next, Raine helps you hand-emboss each bag with your name, initials or any word you like, before assembling your creation. 

Look out for the next edition of Table Talks!

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