From all of us here at Lifestyle Asia Singapore, gong xi fa cai! The first day of the Chinese New Year celebrations are finally upon us, and this means we’ll be seeing snacks and red packets aplenty over this weekend.

In case you still need some last-minute style inspiration, or you’re wondering which festive snacks are worth the calories, here is a roundup on our top recommendations of all things Chinese New Year.

Food

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In conjunction with the Year of the Dog, Jade at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore has rolled out these adorable pineapple tarts shaped to resemble miniature bulldog terriers with chocolate patch eyes.

As you make your way around Singapore visiting relatives, there will be boxes and boxes of the most sinful snacks and goodies tempting you. If you’re unsure of what’s good to munch on while making conversation, check out our guide to the best CNY snacks of the season.

Fashion

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Wide-eyed dog motifs are embellished and embroidered onto 63 of Gucci’s eclectic classics.

The fact that this year is the Year of the Dog was not lost on international fashion houses. From Gucci to Moncler, they’ve come up with stylish pieces from clothes to small leather goods that are all canine-themed.

Beauty

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Mix up your makeup routine with the wide array of colours as seen in Urban Decay and Kristin Leanne’s collection.

You wouldn’t step out of the house without dolling up for an occasion this weekend, so why not grab one of the hottest beauty releases of this Spring/Summer 18 season to show everyone your makeup prowess?

Jewellery

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Composed of earrings, a necklace and bracelet, the Majestic Mogok ruby suite from Nirav Modi showcases over 71 carats of rubies obtained from Myanmar’s Mogok mines.

If you have already sorted out your ensemble, you can still jazz things up with some of these tasteful jewellery pieces that will last you even after the festivities have ended.

Wellness

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Forget the gym and hit the sea instead at the Six Senses Fiji, where you can take surfing lessons to lose all the weight gained during Chinese New Year.

After all that snacking, drinking, and making merry, you know a detox will be much needed. Hit up one of these fitness holidays to help you get back in shape before the grind starts again come Monday.

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By end 2018, Chef Andre Chiang will open a new concept in place of his now-defunct Restaurant Andre.

Restaurant Andre closed its doors on Wednesday, 14 February 2018 — but it’s not the end. Its chef-owner Andre Chiang has announced plans to launch a new Singapore dining concept in its place, along with two other projects in Asia. Read more here.

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Josiah Neo
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Josiah Neo is a tech writer who contributes occasionally to the fashion, travel, and culture beats. When he’s not busy keeping up with the keynotes, he’s probably stuffing his face with the best Melbournian donuts (at Shortstop, BTW) or watching his favourite esports team, the Los Angeles Valiant, pummel their opponents into oblivion.