The mood is hypnotic. A flurry of flashing lights and riveting beats fill the room. As the night shifts into the darkest hours before a new dawn, there’s really only one thing that matters: you’re dancing the night away with your girls and no one else. No smashing hot date or long-term partner—just the high of some burning tequila, lush swatches of red on your lips and lots of oestrogen fuelling the euphoria between you and your squad. And for something that had been a near impossibility for the past two years? Making girls’ night out count will mean pulling out all the stops—there’s no need to hold back now.
Should you be needing some help on that front, the Vogue Singapore team is committed to ensuring your evening plans are foolproof, with a careful curation of items—ranging from a selection for the fashion-forward to bespoke fragrances that’ll keep you feeling spritzed up through the hours. And before you deal in on your rambunctious night out, we’ve made sure to shortlist the best setups for hearty dinner fare, the best bars to pop by for a pre-drink and the best party spots to glide into. All that’s left is for you and your girlfriends to bust out your best moves till the first light breaks.
A hidden oasis nestled away in Sentosa Golf Club, Panamericana is where a clifftop dining experience awaits—with their most recent addition of The Lawn, an alfresco space free from the hustle and bustle of Singapore. Think sweeping views and endless picturesque shots with your girlfriends as you indulge in a cornucopia of distinctive dishes influenced by regions in the North, Central and South Americas. There’s bound to be something up your alley at Panamericana, with a curated farm-to-fire menu, which features a range of premium meats, seafood, greens and grains. Make sure to call for the Charred Octopus Tentacles—quite literally the smokeshow to devour—served with burnt onion and squid ink and balanced with chickpea puree and tamarillo. For the meat lovers, the Lamb Al Asador is slow-roasted for seven hours using Jarrah wood to make up a fork-tender, succulent bite.
27 Bukit Manis Rd, Sentosa Golf Club, make a reservation here.
Alternatively, those looking for an ambient late night dinner in town can hit up Marcy’s, for old Hollywood style decor and refined modern Latin cuisine, or make a reservation at the grandiose Claudine in Dempsey Hill for homely French fare.
Through the arched entrance of Origin Bar at Shangri-La Singapore, a voyage of sorts happens within the elegant quarters of the bar. Mood lighting and dark walls set the tone as you embark on a journey dedicated to Singapore’s historical enclaves—in tribute to our city’s bountiful trade and tropical climate. The drink menu sees 18 refreshing concoctions to choose from, with every tipple inspired by a certain district. Each holds its own charm and is thoughtfully curated by Bar Manager Adam Bursik and his team, with a good base of fresh ingredients and tethered by a simple approach when it comes to mixing. Less is always more, when at the Origin Bar. Rum imbibers would be pleased to know that with the menu’s newest district addition Balestier, the team has created a rum-based cocktail—livened with coconut liqueur. And in line with that, the bar has since accumulated a vast selection of rums, with 12 of them made in-house. And if all that drinking has worked up an appetite, head to Origin Grill just next door for a hearty meal.
22 Orange Grove Road, make a reservation at Origin Bar here.
Those with a penchant for gins can visit the opulent Atlas over at Parkview Square, imbued with an art deco old-world charm. Another handsome outfit to check out? Live Twice, from the folks behind Jigger & Pony—laden with Japanese influences, from the cocktail list down to the sleek furnishings.
For one marked by distinctive luxury, hit up Marquee Singapore at Marina Bay Sands: where you will be engulfed in a grandeur like no other. A literal playground away from prying eyes, the extravagant three-storey dance paradise is home to their very own indoor eight-pod ferris wheel and spiralling slides that lead right into the heart of the dance floor—completely open to all who enter. The individual pods of the ferris wheel provide exclusive access to an arresting view of the high-octane nightlife from up top, and will make for the perfect photo-op moments with the girls. On the music front, the notable nightclub can be expected to deliver pumping beats on the deck and a show-stopping line-up: considering their past DJs include the likes of Steve Aoki and Tiesto.
And the best part? Marquee is set to reopen come 1 July, a timely affair for the summer night out you’ve got on the backburner. Reservations for the first weekend are already well underway.
2 Bayfront Avenue B1-67, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, make a reservation at Marquee Singapore here.
For an underground scene and that rush of disco mania, Cherry Discotheque‘s thematic throwbacks and eclectic lights can be just the place. If you’re leaning towards a more cosy lounge space, Capital Zouk exudes an undeniable atmosphere of modern elegance and contemporary touch points. No less should be expected from their dependable deck spins: with resident DJs Jeremy Boon, Ghetto and Che’Molly serving pulsating tracks for you to get your groove on.
Vogue Girls’ Night Out giveaway
Score a chance to win one of 10 Vogue Girls’ Night Out packages, each comprising: a Lillet Spritz Bundle worth $50; a bottle of Belvedere Pure worth $75; a bottle of Moët & Chandon Imperial worth $70; a bottle of Prosecco worth $95++ from Panamericana; two complimentary cocktails worth $52++ from Origin Bar; Dual Scented Crayon worth $50 from Maison 21G (twin perfume roll-ons for you to enjoy their scents solo or layered onto your skin for your own signature fragrance); a L’OCCITANE set worth $25 (Almond Shower Oil and Almond Shower Concentrate); a Good Genes All-in-One Lactic Acid Treatment, Ceramic Slip Cleanser and Pouch worth $150 from Sunday Riley; an All Hours Foundation worth $98 from YSL (winners will be invited to YSL Beauty ION Orchard Boutique for a shade match, complimentary makeover and prize collection); a discount voucher from ZALORA (get 5 percent off existing offers); a one-year subscription to Vogue Singapore’s print edition (eight issues) worth $61.
All you have to do to get your name in the running is answer the multiple choice quiz at the bottom of this story.
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Explore the best bargains with ZALORA Luxury. Home to over 300 well-loved brands such as Coach, Furla and Michael Kors with 30-day free returns and a speedy delivery service to boot, find all your night-out essentials in this easy-to-navigate space. All items—from fine jewellery to the most coveted bags—have also been authenticated so you can shop with a peace of mind.
Our picks from the ‘luxury’ tab? A mini shoulder bag such as the Coach Jade or the Prada Cleo to accent your nighttime look. Pair it with sheer separates from Calvin Klein and DKNY or an animal print dress from French Connection to stay ahead of the curve. For an elevated casual chic ensemble that takes you from work to party seamlessly, browse ZALORA’s curation of Maje designs, launching 1 July.
For additional discounts, stay tuned for ZALORA’s Luxury festival, happening from 11 July.
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Celebrities such as Dua Lipa and Bella Hadid have presented a strong case for platform sneakers. Enter Onitsuka Tiger and the DELECITY, a versatile, gender-neutral platform trainer that offers up a fashion-forward take on a traditional pair of heels for a night out of endless dancing with your best friends.
The DELECITY’s playful look—amplified by its ribbed outsoles and mixed material upper—is influenced by Onitsuka Tiger’s accompanying fan-favourite models such as the GSM and the DELEGACY. The sneaker’s highlight? A sleek, elevated sole that will provide you with style and height without discounting comfort, thanks to an OrthoLite sockliner which improves its overall fit. The lightweight design also ensures ease of movement, minus the ache.
Available in three colourways—habanero, burnt olive and a neutral steeple grey—the DELECITY is bound to match every style and personality. Pair yours with bold separates or a minidress for a casual yet elevated look.
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Living life to the fullest means not letting anything weigh you down—not even your foundation. If you’re after a base that can flawlessly take you from AM to PM and back again, YSL Beauty’s newly reformulated All Hours Foundation, $98, is a must. Beyond the refreshed packaging consisting of a new take on the iconic gold YSL Cassandre logo wrapped around the lid, presents a 24 hours, full yet weightless foundation formula. Finally, a complexion perfector you can count around the clock. So, what gives this fresh and breathable formula its natural, luminous matte finish?
The seamless, second-skin feel of this foundation is thanks to All Hours being 77 percent skincare based. Infused with hyaluronic acid, it leaves the skin feeling plumped, hydrated, smoother and softer even after traces of your make-up are long gone. Formulated with Skin-FusingTM Technology, new All Hours Foundation mimics skin for total fusion to achieve a feat in our hot and humid climes: it’s transfer and sweat-resistant—in other words, an essential for any girl’s night out.
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The last thing anyone wants after a big night out with the girls is to break out the morning after, which is why caring for your skin before bed is a must.
Enter Sunday Riley’s Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment. The exfoliating serum is powered by lactic acid to help exfoliate surface dead skin cells and promote clear and blemish-free skin, so you can go to bed after a night out with the girls without having to worry about waking up to a congested complexion. Lactic acid is also known for its hydrating benefits, so you can be sure to wake to smooth and supple skin.
This skin clarifying potion is also concocted with a blend of brightening botanicals, including prickly pear, lemongrass and licorice extracts to hydrate, balance and brighten your skin while you sleep. Simply smooth this fast-absorbing gel-like formula onto your skin after your double cleansing routine, and lock in all the goodness with your favourite moisturiser. With consistent use of the Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment, your skin will remain clear and luminous, primed for your next night out with the girls.
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The best way to unwind after a tipple or two with the girls is indulging in a luxurious shower with the right products. One bathtime must-have is L’OCCITANE’s Almond Shower Oil, thanks to its deep moisturising properties and comforting scent. The golden elixir is infused with sweet almond oil, which is packed with nourishing fatty acids and omega oils to condition your skin and replenish it with moisture. Grapeseed oil supports this function, and promises to deliver smooth and supple skin with every shower.
Simply use a pump or two of this award-winning product while you shower and watch as it emulsifies immediately into a creamy lather. The idea of it washing away grime and accumulated stress down the drain brings about a sense of calm, and sets us in the right mood for sweet slumber. The best part? You won’t even have to moisturise with a lotion thereafter, so you can just skip this step without worrying about your skin drying out as you sleep.
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Maison 21G is so much more than just a luxury perfume brand. It is an authentic luxury experience, empowering you to express yourself through creativity and the power of scent.
Echoing their ethos ‘The freedom to create’, Maison 21G seeks to share the secrets of perfume creation; an approach which has seen the house gain legions of devoted scent designers, keen to explore flawlessly unique blends which make use of the highest quality natural and clean ingredients.
Everyone is unique, multi-faceted and wonderful in their own way. By curating an experience that allows people to explore who they are as they craft their bespoke scent, Maison 21G has become a distinctive, desirable global brand for stylish creative individuals aiming to stand out from the crowd.
For a girls’ night like no other, book a memorable Perfume Creation Atelier workshop at a Maison 21G flagship store with your friends. At one of their opulent city flagship stores (MBS, Takashimaya or Duxton), you will have the opportunity to create your one-of-a-kind fragrance, accompanied by—what else?—a chilled bottle of bubbles. Throughout your sensorial experience, you’ll be guided by scent experts to hand-make your blend from sustainable and iconic natural ingredients. Afterwards, you will be able to engrave the design and the name of your perfume creation on your bottle to take home and cherish.
Imagine a joyful night out with your best friends soaking in a sumptuous setting with flutes of bubbles, and the opportunity to indulge in the pleasures of bespoke perfume creation. Luxury and the fun of fragrance creation never smelled so sweet.
Book your Maison 21G perfume creation atelier experience here.
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It’s never a real girls’ night out when you’re not all dressed up in your favourite jewellery. But this time, leave the diamonds and go for pearls instead. Hang on, we know what you’re thinking: pearls are so formal, but you want to have fun! Well, these days pearl jewellery bring a ton of fun especially when they pack a vibrant, edgy spirit like the Mikimoto M Collection.
Adored by actress and model Dilraba, this collection puts a modern spin on classic pearl jewellery by contrasting the gemstone’s soft natural sheen with strong, geometric shapes inspired by the letter M.
Explore the pieces and stand out on that girls’ night out with your very own radiant mix as you layer black South Sea pearls with white Akoya pearls, cool silver with 18K white gold, or go crazy with multiple ear cuffs worn asymmetrically all on just one side. Best of all, the designs are completely genderless and created for the new generation.
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Think glittery pool floats, a platter of fruit and an effortless drink of choice on your idyllic day by the pool—that’s where Lillet Spritz comes in. Each sip is light and refreshing, tinged with an elegant citrusy profile that includes candied oranges, tropical fruit and honey. Made in Podensac in France, this wine-based aperitif can easily be turned into a refreshing spritz by adding tonic or soda water and a garnish of your favourite fruit. There are no set rules on how to enjoy Lillet, so call your girls over and wind down with a myriad of cocktails, done your way.
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Whether combined with your preferred mixer or sipped on the rocks, Belvedere Vodka is a smooth drink crafted using 100 percent Polska rye and water from its own natural well. The Polska rye’s dynamic and complex character features a distinctive taste which you’ll notice once it hits your tongue. Produced in one of the world’s longest continuously operating Polish distilleries, Belvedere Vodka contains zero sugar or additives, and is certified Kosher. Let your drink take you on a sensory journey—first, a crisp, floral aroma followed by a wonderfully velvety rich texture and a slick finish. Pair it with caviar blinis or a decadent cheese platter for an indulgent evening ahead.
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Moët & Chandon
Moët Impérial is Moët & Chandon’s signature champagne and it isn’t hard to see why—the House’s famed pour offers a seductive palate infused with vibrant green apple, a dash of citrus fruit, the freshness of white flowers and the elegant notes of brioche, cereal and fresh nuts. Crafted from more than 100 different wines, of which 20 to 30 percent are dedicated to reserve wines for maturity, complexity and consistency, the champagne’s sophisticated profile is deserving of any celebration or to kick off a gorgeous meal. For the month of June, Moët & Chandon is offering a bespoke giftbox as part of their Specially Yours campaign—perfect for personalisation and gifting to your loved ones. Here’s a toast to perfection.
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