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LifestyleAsia 08/24/2019 08:49
Back in the day, Koh Samui was the traditional haven for fishermen who found refuge from the monsoon storms on this coconut-fringed island. And, well, nothing much has changed. Today, the island is a world-famous sanctuary -- not just for fishermen, of course, but for all kinds of holiday makers. Embracing this essential spirit and culture of the island, the Ritz-Carlton Koh Samui -- a luxurious 175-villa resort sprawling from hilltop to private beach -- offers guests the best of both worlds. Whether you’re or just pure unashamed idleness, the istas and outstanding hospitality will make your stay anything you want it to be. [All images courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton Koh Samui]. [caption id="attachment_700640" align="alignnone" width="806"]. Sal.
LifestyleAsia 08/24/2019 08:38
’Tis the season of between some of the most renowned names in the fashion industry. So when Bulgari asked Alexander Wang to create a unique offering for their ongoing ‘Serpenti Through The Eyes Of’ capsule series, we knew something very special was in store. Enter a collection of gorgeous, limited edition handbags, appropriately tilted ‘Serpenti Through the Eyes of Alexander Wang’. The selection will be launched during the upcoming New York Fashion Week in September this year. A creative reinterpretation of the luxury fashion house’s legendary Serpenti Forever Bag, the new collection comprises of a set of six handbag variants — the belt bag, shopping tote, duette, triplette shoulder bag, minaudière, and the two-in-one satchel. Made of fine
LifestyleAsia 08/24/2019 06:06
India’s market is opening up to new labels that come punctuated with world-class procedures, highest-grade and effective clinical studies. It is no longer the age of lengthy, languorous, hit or miss - while clinically-proven and superior ingredients are de rigueur, it’s also the time when ethical standards and emotional well-being is also taken into account. The for good skin begins with quality and for Indians who are looking to shell out, , the latest entrant into the skincare market is a worthy contender. And all too often, this one falls in the same category as Skinceuticals, another label that is well-lived by cosmetology-driven influencers and celebrities. There are a few things that stand out iS Clinical immediately, the fact that it.
LifestyleAsia 08/24/2019 01:00
Hong Kong is a place brimming with talented and intriguing people. In our weekly column, we get up close and personal with the city’s notable personalities, learning about their whims and aversions, pivotal life moments, and hopes and dreams — all in roughly the same amount of time it takes to sit through a 2-minute speed date. Few people in the Hong Kong drinks industry possess the untarnished street cred of Roman Ghale. A dyed in the wool hospitality veteran -- known previously for stints at the Upper House and Mandarin Oriental -- Ghale, along with co-founders Agung Prabowo and James Tamang, has been instrumental in the city's growing community of bars specialising in 'minimal mixology'. Their passion for an ingredient-centred, visually
LifestyleAsia 08/23/2019 14:47
An Italian who loves pasta and grilled fish, a Mediterranean table decorated by Philippe Starck... the Tropezian food scene did completely reinvented itself this summer. So the next time you're down south, visiting this mythical city, these are the addresses that you need to check out. And yes, they are just by the waterfront, giving you not only the opportunity to discover the best restaurants in Saint-Tropez, but doing so while dipping your feet in the côte d'Azur turquoise water. .
LifestyleAsia 08/23/2019 11:08
Last year, the first ever edition of Travel+Leisure India & South Asia’s Delicious Food Awards had brought together India’s food industry like never before. With conversations about food becoming a large part of the reigning zeitgeist, recognition of those whose hard work and creativity goes into cultivating unforgettable F&B experiences was a long time coming. A resounding success, the #tnlfoodawards continue this year with a second edition, at none other than one of Delhi’s most coveted addresses, The Imperial. The winners have been selected by the magazine’s readers, who took part in an online voting process that spanned three months. All the changemakers in the food industry across the 22 categories will grace The Royal Ball Room at The.
LifestyleAsia 08/23/2019 10:44
For more than two decades Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna have been precursors of everything bold, edgy and contemporary. In a market cluttered with ethnic the designer duo has been able to maintain their ultra-glam oeuvre by being commited to their craft; precision is something they thrive on. Celebrated for their menswear, Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna have looped in their sense of strong silhouttes even in . Be it their pant suits, asymetric shirts or tops with panelled detailing, their pieces have come to define what a wardrobe of a modern Indian woman can look like. Having targeted the other end of the loop first, their brand has already enjoyed international retail success with the label selling from Anthropology US, Isetan Japan and Ha.
LifestyleAsia 08/23/2019 09:06
The automobile industry is seeing a churn. While we spent the last few months obsessing about , the last couple of car launches seem to suggest quite the contrary. Down at Pebble Beach and , we witnessed a few relics of motoring heritage even dating back to pre-World War II. Extravagance and exclusive novelty services seem to be the latest obsessions in the motoring world and the past week has had plenty examples. Here's a roundup of the auto news in case you missed it. [inline_related_article article_id="671395"]. 's new bespoke garage service for supercars. [caption id="attachment_700263" align="alignnone" width="1200"]. The Aston Martin 'Automotive Galleries and Lairs' service[/caption]. This is undoubtedly the most exciting car news we've h.
LifestyleAsia 08/23/2019 06:54
‘India’s most Instagrammable restaurant’ has a new address, and one has to agree, it’s a coveted one. Right in the heart of Delhi, Lutyens resides in Janpath, so you know your traffic and parking woes are already sorted. And after and in Delhi, the third outlet too boasts of that’s hard to find in the rest of the country, and fun . Two floors up, you’ll do yourself a good one by taking the stairs instead of the elevator, not just for the , but also being initiated into the bold design they boast of. A rendition of the Mona Lisa using 3D-printed spin on a doodle by Dutch artist Jordy Van den Nieuvendijk, objects covered in velvet paint, and such views line the staircase. As you enter, leave subtlety behind and soak in the fun. Ceilings lined.
LifestyleAsia 08/23/2019 06:16
For two nights only on the 4th and 5th of September 2019, Atas, the modern Malaysian restaurant at The RuMa Hotel and Residences will be presenting ‘Kristang Cuisine Inspired by Chef Melba Nunis’. If you've always wanted to try Kristang cuisine but couldn't pull enough people together for , an opportunity now presents itself. [inline_related_article article_id="681543"]. This marks the first set of a series of exclusive four-hands with notable chefs in Kuala Lumpur and around the world. It's also the first exclusive collaboration with Chef Melba, a -Portuguese culinary icon. Atas executive chef Tyson Gee has reinterpreted her recipes, giving the comfort home-cooked dishes a more refined, Atas style without compromising on flavours. [caption
LifestyleAsia 08/23/2019 05:58
The sweet taste of success comes in many forms. Most recently, it has chosen to present itself in the exquisite expression of the newly launched Lagavulin 10 Year Old single malt scotch whisky. And to make it even more enticing, the spirit is only available exclusively for travellers at Dufry duty-free stores in specific international airports. [inline_related_article article_id="637775"]. A prominent member of extensive family of illustrious whiskies, Lagavulin is renowned for its rich, smoky and elegant offerings. What sets this single malt apart, however, is its unique flavour — sweet, salty, spicy, and smoky all at the same time. "This is a whisky filled with surprising contrasts," said Dr Craig Wilson, Diageo's master of malts. "On the
LifestyleAsia 08/23/2019 05:49
Whether you have been contemplating going all bare or are simply curious, here’s are most of your questions about a bikini wax answered. What is the bikini wax? Are there different kinds out there? Bikini wax, in simple words, is the removal of from the pelvic region. And then, there is the Brazilian wax where you remove everything – the front, the sides and the back. Fans of Brazilian waxing vouch that once you have experienced the clean and fresh “inner-feeling”, you will never let a razor touch your intimate parts ever again. And that’s not the only way one defines Brazilian waxing. According to J Tara Herron, Director at , Brazilian waxing denotes leaving a single strip of hair in the centre of the vagina. “When you go all bare, with no.
LifestyleAsia 08/23/2019 05:26
Every traditional spirit has its moment in the spotlight. Gin, being the most recent example, shed its geriatric image and became the spirit of the past five years, a reinvention backed by s and that have established themselves in Asia. Gin has arrived, and it will continue to flourish with its sexy new identity as the crowd favourite. The time has come for another spirit to wrestle its way to the pedestal, and all signs point to rum being that golden child. [caption id="attachment_700398" align="alignnone" width="806"]. The Bar at Capitol Kempinski decided to anchor its bar in rums, paying tribute to Singapore's sugarcane plantations from in the past. (Photo credit: Capitol at Kempinski)[/caption]. but in the past year, we've since a rise of.
LifestyleAsia 08/23/2019 05:04
Shenzhen, long seen as Hong Kong's serious sibling is fast finding its own ground to stand on. The business city is shedding its staidly image and taking on the mantle of a hot spot for leisure. Now, has debuted, adding more buzz as it towers as an oasis within the concrete jungle. Located at the centre of the city's buzzing Futian business district, the luxury five-star hotel crowns the top floors of a sleek 48-storey high rise building. Despite its glass-and-steel facade, the interior is plush and understated, designed by Yabu Pushelberg. The hotel is open and tranquil, with the feeling of being in a natural sanctuary. [caption id="attachment_698978" align="aligncenter" width="806"]. (Image credit: Park Hyatt Shenzhen)[/caption]. This feeli.
LifestyleAsia 08/23/2019 04:39
Riva’s sleek, mahogany-trimmed have — and always will be — the crowning achievement of the Italian yacht-builder, but the darling jet-set that’s been its main clientele will soon have something suitably bigger to look forward to. Christened Race by her Italian owner, Riva’s first 50m superyacht is now a flagship of the range, and is also the largest Riva ever made in its 177-year history, heralding a “huge leap forward for the firm and the world of ”, according to Ferretti Group chief executive Alberto Galassi. [inline_related_article article_id="540851"]. [caption id="attachment_700215" align="alignnone" width="945"] (Image credit: Riva)[/caption]. Riva does have big dreams indeed, seeing as its plans for the Superyacht series is slated to e.
LifestyleAsia 08/23/2019 04:30
As a brand and a franchise, there is none quite like Hard Rock Hotel. What started out as a chain of restaurants known as the Hard Rock Cafe has since expanded to include other businesses, particular in the hospitality and tourism spectrum. With Penang already being the home of the first ever Hard Rock Hotel, is the latest to carry the international chain. The is located in the quaint coastal town of Desaru in Johor where it resides towards the east of the capital. Desaru is known for its pristine and mostly untouched beaches, attracting a fair deal of attention over the last couple of years. This has also catapulted the vicinity into the limelight with many property developers making their way into Desaru. Design. [caption id="attachment_69.
LifestyleAsia 08/23/2019 04:07
In 2016, the news of Jeff Koons giving away the gigantic balloon-esque structure to the city of Paris made the headlines. The American Embassy in Paris advocated for the city to receive the gift after the tragic series of attacks that struck Paris in November 2015. At the time, a lot of criticism was given to the Parisian city hall, for accepting a present that would cost money to the taxpayer. The artist initially suggested putting the 10 metres high sculpture in the -- being one of the most visited -- but it seems like the work of art will be headed to the , eventually. Reportedly, the foundation work has started a few weeks ago in the vicinity and yesterday, pieces from the structure were shipped from Germany. The public inauguration is
LifestyleAsia 08/23/2019 03:50
There are so many benefits of buying second-hand. Of course, we all love the more wallet-friendly prices for . 70 percent off a boy bag? Sold. But buying pre-owned items that are still in good shape can also really help save the planet. Every year, tons of waste fabrics and used clothing are thrown into landfills, creating an unbelievable amount of carbon emissions. Shopping second-hand means we keep these items in use, and selling your unwanted pieces is definitely a better alternative to throwing them away. But, yes, who doesn’t also love a good bargain? With and Bangkok’s super efficient delivery systems (thank you, Instagram, Line, and Grab), it’s never been easier to buy and sell your unwanted designer pieces. However, we find that in
LifestyleAsia 08/23/2019 03:43
Premium banking service HSBC Jade recently launched its second Jade Centre in the now-iconic Jewel Changi Airport, bringing its range of services to another cosmopolitan spot for its esteemed clients. Besides providing personalised investment solutions and advisory services, HSBC Jade offers global concierge service for its exclusive clients.

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