Friends, Parties, Uncategorized BARBIE CAFE PARTY 24 January 2010

I just love the Barbie Cafe. It’s a female’s fantasy – all girly yet sassy. Love the hot pink and black and silver theme and the cozy bar area. It converts into a fabulous bar/nightclub by night and was the location of choice for the Shanghai Dolls party. Surprisingly, it was around 50/50 split between men and women. When I talked to various groups of guys, I found out that many were gatecrashers, or dropped by, after hearing that it was a women’s party. LOL!

Was a good night – great to see lots of people there. Unfortunately, I didn’t win anything during the lucky draw, d’oh! But the party was great for people-watching – lots of beautiful people. Has anyone noticed how there seem to be so many beautiful people in Shanghai? They’re everywhere! Makes me kinda glad I’m not single, or I’d be a definite Fail considering the competition, heh. Also tons of good looking guys, but none as good as Chris. Okay fine, I may be biased 😉

The only downside was that the Barbie Cafe were seriously understaffed. It was a 20 min wait for a drink, since there were about 250 people and 4 bartenders. Why would they be so stupid not to staff-up, knowing the numbers?! Also, no one liked the drinks – the cocktails were all really sugary and unexciting. A shame, because if they had done it properly, it would be the #1 party venue for me.


Barbie Bar!

With my lovely girl friend from Honduras/Los Angeles

Hurray for bloggers!

Chris is perturbed

A massive Aussie bloke

Pic of my hair! Cute ‘lil diamante Alannah Hill clip from 🙂

With my very own Ken 🙂

LOL

Me with my Ukranian girl friend, whom I dubbed “Real Life Barbie”

A much better pic, by one of the official photographers @ City Moments

And another professional one from Enjoy Shanghai magazine

We’re famous! Errrr…


64 Comments

  • l_i_z posted on January 24, 2010 at 1:58 am

    I am in love with your dress! Is it Alannah Hill?

    Reply
    • beverly posted on January 24, 2010 at 3:40 am

      Review! My parents bought it for me whilst we were in AU 🙂

      Reply
      • l_i_z posted on January 24, 2010 at 3:58 am

        Awesome, thanks. I remember you posting when you got it but couldn’t remember the brand! I might have to go to Review tomorrow and see if they still have it 😀

        Reply
  • drshree posted on January 24, 2010 at 2:04 am

    Oooooh! You look so sweet in that pink dress!! The colour goes very well with you! I can’t believe though that there were only FOUR bartenders for 250 guests!!!! What’s a party without a good number of bartenders to “tend” to a party goer! 😐 Which is why I prefer parties where you can be your OWN bartender! LOL!!!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on January 24, 2010 at 3:40 am

      Thank ya! Yeah, 4 bartenders was insane.. people were complaining about having to wait 20 mins just for a drink, dohhh

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on January 24, 2010 at 2:21 am

    I like your dress and hair.

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    • beverly posted on January 24, 2010 at 3:41 am

      Thanks hon, pink to suit the Barbie theme

      Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on January 24, 2010 at 5:28 am

    awwww babe! you look fab! =)

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    • beverly posted on January 24, 2010 at 11:52 am

      Aww thank ya sweetie!

      Reply
  • bisoumoi posted on January 24, 2010 at 5:31 am

    You look stunning in that dress and hair!

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    • beverly posted on January 24, 2010 at 12:03 pm

      Aww thank ya! My parents bought me the dress, i loooove it

      Reply
  • oh_ayana posted on January 24, 2010 at 6:41 am

    I love your whole look!! – the hair, the dress so so cute

    I’ve already scheduled the House of Barbie into my itinerary to my bf’s dismany even though my trip is still months away. hehe

    Reply
    • beverly posted on January 24, 2010 at 12:26 pm

      Yayness, you will like it! When you coming to SHA?

      Reply
      • oh_ayana posted on January 26, 2010 at 1:01 am

        May and June!! (Hopefully it doesn’t get too hot) Meeting his grandparents eep

        oh and you HAVE to tell me where I can get massages hehe

        Reply
  • good_lenchik posted on January 24, 2010 at 8:43 am

    Finally you wrote this party review. I need to write one for the website too.

    We look awesome on those photos. Good way to compare photographers’ equipment and skills (mainly). The best photo of us is done by David from CityMoments.

    Cocktails were lame. Eewyn got a terrible headache after his whisky-coke.

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    • beverly posted on January 24, 2010 at 12:29 pm

      You were just gorgeous!

      David’s pics are awesome, I loved how everyone’s skin looked perfect 😛

      Reply
  • l_i_z posted on January 24, 2010 at 1:58 am

    I am in love with your dress! Is it Alannah Hill?

    Reply
    • beverly posted on January 24, 2010 at 3:40 am

      Review! My parents bought it for me whilst we were in AU 🙂

      Reply
      • l_i_z posted on January 24, 2010 at 3:58 am

        Awesome, thanks. I remember you posting when you got it but couldn’t remember the brand! I might have to go to Review tomorrow and see if they still have it 😀

        Reply
  • drshree posted on January 24, 2010 at 2:04 am

    Oooooh! You look so sweet in that pink dress!! The colour goes very well with you! I can’t believe though that there were only FOUR bartenders for 250 guests!!!! What’s a party without a good number of bartenders to “tend” to a party goer! 😐 Which is why I prefer parties where you can be your OWN bartender! LOL!!!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on January 24, 2010 at 3:40 am

      Thank ya! Yeah, 4 bartenders was insane.. people were complaining about having to wait 20 mins just for a drink, dohhh

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on January 24, 2010 at 2:21 am

    I like your dress and hair.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on January 24, 2010 at 3:41 am

      Thanks hon, pink to suit the Barbie theme

      Reply
  • am_klutz posted on January 24, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    I love love love your hair! Gorgeous hun!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on January 25, 2010 at 2:39 am

      Hee thank ya! It’s actually the same hairstyle my mum used to have when she was young 😛

      Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on January 24, 2010 at 5:28 am

    awwww babe! you look fab! =)

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    • beverly posted on January 24, 2010 at 11:52 am

      Aww thank ya sweetie!

      Reply
  • bisoumoi posted on January 24, 2010 at 5:31 am

    You look stunning in that dress and hair!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on January 24, 2010 at 12:03 pm

      Aww thank ya! My parents bought me the dress, i loooove it

      Reply
  • oh_ayana posted on January 24, 2010 at 6:41 am

    I love your whole look!! – the hair, the dress so so cute

    I’ve already scheduled the House of Barbie into my itinerary to my bf’s dismany even though my trip is still months away. hehe

    Reply
    • beverly posted on January 24, 2010 at 12:26 pm

      Yayness, you will like it! When you coming to SHA?

      Reply
      • oh_ayana posted on January 26, 2010 at 1:01 am

        May and June!! (Hopefully it doesn’t get too hot) Meeting his grandparents eep

        oh and you HAVE to tell me where I can get massages hehe

        Reply
  • outof_focus posted on January 24, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Love your dress! Btw I think this is the the first time (maybe in a long time, I dunno) I’ve seen your hair like that. Nice 🙂

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    • beverly posted on January 25, 2010 at 2:40 am

      You’re sharp 🙂 Yeah I’ve never worn it that way before

      Reply
  • dottybunny posted on January 24, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Never seen your hair like that before. Cute!

    BTW, sorry to bother you like this, but how cold is it in Shanghai right now? My hubby has to go over next week. We checked the weather forecast, which averages at a high of 7 to 8 degrees Celsius. Problem is, being from equatorial Singapore, we really have no clue as to how cold that is. Would 3 layers (shirt, sweater and coat) be sufficient?

    Thanks in advance!

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    • beverly posted on January 25, 2010 at 3:35 am

      Thanks 🙂

      It is COLD here. Yes the 3 layers are fine, but make sure the coat is thick. Also best to bring some gloves and a beanie – as it gets freezing at night. Also, remember an umbrella!

      Reply
      • dottybunny posted on January 26, 2010 at 1:19 am

        That helps lots. Thanks Beverly! 😀

        Reply
  • good_lenchik posted on January 24, 2010 at 8:43 am

    Finally you wrote this party review. I need to write one for the website too.

    We look awesome on those photos. Good way to compare photographers’ equipment and skills (mainly). The best photo of us is done by David from CityMoments.

    Cocktails were lame. Eewyn got a terrible headache after his whisky-coke.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on January 24, 2010 at 12:29 pm

      You were just gorgeous!

      David’s pics are awesome, I loved how everyone’s skin looked perfect 😛

      Reply
  • alongcameaspydr posted on January 24, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    AWWW! Your outfit & hair look sooooo cute! Love it!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on January 25, 2010 at 3:35 am

      Teehee thank you sweetie!

      Reply
  • am_klutz posted on January 24, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    I love love love your hair! Gorgeous hun!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on January 25, 2010 at 2:39 am

      Hee thank ya! It’s actually the same hairstyle my mum used to have when she was young 😛

      Reply
  • outof_focus posted on January 24, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Love your dress! Btw I think this is the the first time (maybe in a long time, I dunno) I’ve seen your hair like that. Nice 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on January 25, 2010 at 2:40 am

      You’re sharp 🙂 Yeah I’ve never worn it that way before

      Reply
  • dottybunny posted on January 24, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Never seen your hair like that before. Cute!

    BTW, sorry to bother you like this, but how cold is it in Shanghai right now? My hubby has to go over next week. We checked the weather forecast, which averages at a high of 7 to 8 degrees Celsius. Problem is, being from equatorial Singapore, we really have no clue as to how cold that is. Would 3 layers (shirt, sweater and coat) be sufficient?

    Thanks in advance!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on January 25, 2010 at 3:35 am

      Thanks 🙂

      It is COLD here. Yes the 3 layers are fine, but make sure the coat is thick. Also best to bring some gloves and a beanie – as it gets freezing at night. Also, remember an umbrella!

      Reply
      • dottybunny posted on January 26, 2010 at 1:19 am

        That helps lots. Thanks Beverly! 😀

        Reply
  • alongcameaspydr posted on January 24, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    AWWW! Your outfit & hair look sooooo cute! Love it!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on January 25, 2010 at 3:35 am

      Teehee thank you sweetie!

      Reply
  • blairwitch posted on January 25, 2010 at 11:48 am

    CUTE dress!!!! I love Review 🙂

    I love the falsies too, very Barbie!

    BTW, I like your perm so much that I went and got one too over Christmas 😛 I’m finding it annoying to keep curled though 🙁 I’m normally super lazy and pre-perm I sometimes even forgot to brush my hair in the morning, but I had super straight hair that always fell into place so it was ok. It’s a bit interesting having to put hair wax in every morning and twirl it around to dry! (I gave up on blow-drying after I gave myself a frizz central) Do you ever manually curl your hair again (e.g. with tongs/straightener) to get more bouncy curls? I’m worried that if I try, the curls would end up looking really weird.

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    • beverly posted on January 25, 2010 at 1:19 pm

      I’m a fan of Review too, just wish they were cheaper!

      How awesome you got a perm too! After I wash my hair, I put in a leave in conditioner and let it airdry a bit, then a curl cream and twirl with my fingers, and finally when it’s almost dry i use a shine serum. NO hair dryer or tongs at all!

      That said, if I go to the hairdressers for a blow-out, they blow dry or use tongs and it looks fab 🙂

      Reply
      • blairwitch posted on January 31, 2010 at 12:27 pm

        Ooh, thanks so much for the curl cream tip. I just listened to the hairdresser and used wax + oil on the curls, which worked well but sometimes I put too much wax in and it looked funny.

        I went out and bought some curl cream, and after using it on my hair, the curls now look wonderful!! I tested out with just the curl cream, and the curls were still really curly even the next day. So thanks for the tip! 🙂

        Reply
        • beverly posted on January 31, 2010 at 2:30 pm

          Whee glad it works for ya! I love schwartzkoff (err forgot the spelling). I use the pump bottle one in number 2 and adore it. And I use Josie Maran’s argan oil as a serum/oil and it makes my hair super smoth and the curles really defined 🙂

          Reply
  • blairwitch posted on January 25, 2010 at 11:48 am

    CUTE dress!!!! I love Review 🙂

    I love the falsies too, very Barbie!

    BTW, I like your perm so much that I went and got one too over Christmas 😛 I’m finding it annoying to keep curled though 🙁 I’m normally super lazy and pre-perm I sometimes even forgot to brush my hair in the morning, but I had super straight hair that always fell into place so it was ok. It’s a bit interesting having to put hair wax in every morning and twirl it around to dry! (I gave up on blow-drying after I gave myself a frizz central) Do you ever manually curl your hair again (e.g. with tongs/straightener) to get more bouncy curls? I’m worried that if I try, the curls would end up looking really weird.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on January 25, 2010 at 1:19 pm

      I’m a fan of Review too, just wish they were cheaper!

      How awesome you got a perm too! After I wash my hair, I put in a leave in conditioner and let it airdry a bit, then a curl cream and twirl with my fingers, and finally when it’s almost dry i use a shine serum. NO hair dryer or tongs at all!

      That said, if I go to the hairdressers for a blow-out, they blow dry or use tongs and it looks fab 🙂

      Reply
      • blairwitch posted on January 31, 2010 at 12:27 pm

        Ooh, thanks so much for the curl cream tip. I just listened to the hairdresser and used wax + oil on the curls, which worked well but sometimes I put too much wax in and it looked funny.

        I went out and bought some curl cream, and after using it on my hair, the curls now look wonderful!! I tested out with just the curl cream, and the curls were still really curly even the next day. So thanks for the tip! 🙂

        Reply
        • beverly posted on January 31, 2010 at 2:30 pm

          Whee glad it works for ya! I love schwartzkoff (err forgot the spelling). I use the pump bottle one in number 2 and adore it. And I use Josie Maran’s argan oil as a serum/oil and it makes my hair super smoth and the curles really defined 🙂

          Reply
  • nycarm posted on January 26, 2010 at 10:05 am

    I love your hair! Very cute, and the clip is gorgeous! 🙂 How did you manage to get the curls in your hair to stay like that all night? Looks lovely!

    Reply
  • nycarm posted on January 26, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Duh, just saw the comment above. Ok, next question then….why kind of perm is it? Last time I had a perm it ended up all frizzy so I vowed never to do it again. But yours looks so nice! Is it easy to manage?

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    • beverly posted on January 26, 2010 at 2:21 pm

      It’s a ceramic perm I believe.. quite a standard one 🙂 I love it, curls look soft and feminine IMHO and it’s a nice change from straight hair!

      I do need to use serums and curl cream in it though, but otherwise, I don’t use a hairdryer at all which is great

      Reply
  • nycarm posted on January 26, 2010 at 10:05 am

    I love your hair! Very cute, and the clip is gorgeous! 🙂 How did you manage to get the curls in your hair to stay like that all night? Looks lovely!

    Reply
  • nycarm posted on January 26, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Duh, just saw the comment above. Ok, next question then….why kind of perm is it? Last time I had a perm it ended up all frizzy so I vowed never to do it again. But yours looks so nice! Is it easy to manage?

    Reply
    • beverly posted on January 26, 2010 at 2:21 pm

      It’s a ceramic perm I believe.. quite a standard one 🙂 I love it, curls look soft and feminine IMHO and it’s a nice change from straight hair!

      I do need to use serums and curl cream in it though, but otherwise, I don’t use a hairdryer at all which is great

      Reply

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