sweet somethings x chio books

A pop-up book cafe featuring titles and readings by female authors, a dessert bar serving up cocktails and elegantly fashioned sweets, and a supper club – all in one!

At Sweet Somethings, you can witness the genius of Ukrainian pastry chef Dinara Kasko whose creations look absolutely too good to be eaten.  She is a pioneering pastry chef using food as a platform for peace, and namechecked on the 50 Next List of game-changers who are shaping the future face of gastronomy.

Part artist, part chef, she is famous for her silicone moulds in the shapes of spheres, triangles, bananas, cherries, and hearts. With her 700k over Instagram followers and a huge network across social media channels, Dinara has influenced a young generation of bakers, from professional chefs inspired by her methods –  some of which have been used by our very own Chef Janice Wong –  to novice cooks who use her 3D silicone moulds at home.

You can also pop over at the nearby book corner which features a special selection of books about food, music, lifestyle pursuits and topical issues about women curated by Chio Books.

Eyes on...

An art lane recognising the work of artists poised for creative greatness: Allison M. Low, Geraldine Lim, Quinatasya, The Hydrogen Explorer, and Wondebra Loh.

We also have a special exhibition dedicated to the 20-year-career of Kelley Cheng: editor, writer, curator, spatial design, graphic design, video director, interactive designer, educator, and even F&B and art gallery owner. The founder and creative director of The Press Room, her creations have made its mark on the collective evolution of the nation’s graphic design scene and also cemented her status in the international design jury circuit.

The Nest Club Sessions

Especially for party devotees, a pre-festival DJ night run by women who are changing Singapore’s DJ game. Presenting a duo of new and seasoned female DJs – AYA, a rising star in the scene for her hypnotic, high-energy sets and Ej Missy, a veteran who blurs the line between uplifting house grooves and deep, dark techno beats.