Back in our old Singapore days, when creativity runs dry, I come to Haji Lane for some fix. Haji Lane is a small alley of charming shophouses hidden in the Muslim quarter of Singapore. It is a shopping refuge for those who are tired of the ginormous malls of Orchard.
In this narrow lane, you'll find small cafes, specialty stores, vintage shops, restaurants serving exotic cuisines, a bike shop, even a yoga studio!
Last week, Le Misch and I braved the gloomy skies and went to Haji Lane to bring over some new clutches to one of our stockists, Pluck.
Pluck is a travel guide's favorite and is always topping the list of shops to visit in Haji. It has a darling ice cream parlor and a cafe where Mischka and I like to hang out and have coffee (no, I don't make her drink coffee, she's just obsessed with preparing it).
Other shops to check out include Salad for interesting home accessories; Cafetables, a furniture shop with a cafe on the second floor; Blogshop for up and coming local designers; Cafe le Claire for Middle Eastern fare, to name a few.
Most of the shops open late in the morning and are closed on Mondays. Haji Lane is a must-visit whenever you find your self in the little red dot on the map that is Singapore!