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LifestyleAsia 10/21/2019 09:54
Calling all Barbie fans -- Airbnb is celebrating Barbie’s 60-year anniversary by offering a once-in-a-lifetime stay in a life-size reproduction of the iconic doll’s Malibu dream house. Now one lucky fan will have the chance to rent the house for a two night stay -- from Sunday, October 27 to Tuesday, October 29 -- for just $60 a night (plus fees and taxes), with room for themselves and three friends. [caption id="attachment_723782" align="alignnone" width="1024"]. The office in Barbie's Dreamhouse in Malibu.[/caption]. [caption id="attachment_723783" align="alignnone" width="1024"]. The terrace of Barbie's Dreamhouse in Malibu.[/caption]. With her measurements defying the laws of physics and her platinum mane, Barbie has gone from being a toy t.
LifestyleAsia 10/21/2019 09:49
Our monthly drop list continues to grow as we showcase the hottest sneaker releases from your favourite brands; curating the most hyped releases and strongest silhouette/colorway combinations that should not be missed. From Nike’s Adapt capsule to Adidas hike boots, seems to be the trend for this month. Take a look at the hottest sneaker releases in October 2019. [inline_related_article article_id="640507"]. [caption id="attachment_723931" align="alignnone" width="1545"]. Adidas Supercourt[/caption]. Spearheading the 'Home of Classics' collection, the Supercourt is Adidas' halo pair for 2019 and it's pretty clear why. It celebrates 50 years of the Adidas dynasty and as an ode, the updated Supercourt line is purely white with only minimal splas.
LifestyleAsia 10/21/2019 08:22
Playfully translating from British slang to “tipsy,” is a part restaurant, part bar where British contemporary cuisine is countered with Thailand’s local, hyper-seasonal ingredients. The venue prides itself on using Thai ingredients in creating the reinterpreted English food.Led by the culinary whizzes behind Phuket’s successful Bampot Kitchen & Bar Chef and his business partner (and wife) , OLTA is now shaping a modern image of British food in Thailand, gearing the traditional English fare into a new light. [caption id="attachment_723313" align="alignnone" width="806"]. Image credit: Instagram/ [/caption]. Following his tenures at legendary restaurants like Fat Duck by Heston Blumenthal and Maze Grill by Gordon Ramsey, Chef Jamie decided it
LifestyleAsia 10/21/2019 07:20
The world of is always buzzing with a new or an whose name you can’t pronounce. Which is probably some of the reasons why ceramides for your go unnoticed. While most call it the building blocks of our skin, even the most updated skincare addicts often forget to pay heed to it. But what exactly are ceramides, why they are essential, and what's the best way to use them? What are ceramides, exactly? Some studies suggest it constitutes 50 percent of the epidermis, that is, the outermost layer of our skin. “Ceramides are a type of fat that make up the lipid bilayer around your cells,” explains Dr Kiran Lohia, dermatologist and founder, Isya Derm, New Delhi. Think of it as brick and mortar “that helps lock moisture and also acts as a barrier agai.
LifestyleAsia 10/21/2019 07:10
There is so much to love about Seoul. Whether its the shopping along the roads of Gangnam, or the crowds that buzz amongst Myeongdong and Hongdae, the South Korea capital has plenty to offer in terms of entertainment and attraction. Yet something about Ikseondong is different. The quaint, hipster neighbourhood has something lesser mainstream about it, and is quietly rising to become one of Seoul’s best-kept insider secrets. In the late 90s, Ikseondong was a forsaken neighbourhood with nothing much going on. About a decade later when the government made plans to demolish the area, many local residents fought to preserve this historic site. Young creatives at that time took the opportunity to recreate the space as a place for inspiration and
LifestyleAsia 10/21/2019 06:00
Since more and more of us are jetting off to cooler climates for the winter holidays, have been getting more and more serious about than ever. Never before have we seen so many great coats, hoodies, and denims in collections created by Thai fashion brands. And, for a country that’s so used to designing for the hottest of climates, we do a pretty neat job with outerwear too. Keeping with some of our favourite fashion trends of this autumn/winter season, these three Thai fashion brands are the ones we’re keeping our eye on for the cooler months to come. We’re loving the cool and collected neutral tones from , the new modern twists on denim by Asira, and the logo-mania streetwear of this season’s hottest collaboration between Thai fashion bran.
LifestyleAsia 10/21/2019 05:26
After announcing the arrival of the new car last week, the Bavarian company will be offering a range of optional M Performance parts for its usual M line. Not only did reveal that a Gran Coupe will be joining the 2 Series lineup in three variants -- 218i, 220d, and M235i xDrive -- but also the company stated Wednesday that the models with M Performance parts at the date of launch. [gallery ids="723757,723764,723773,723755,723756,723768"]. All optional components have been designed to match the personality of the 2 Series Gran Coupe and give it more athletic and dynamic characteristics.
LifestyleAsia 10/21/2019 05:15
As Portugal grows to be one of , we bring to you the essential Lisbon travel guide to explore the city in a day. 7:00 AM: Where to stay. Touch down Lisbon and head straight to the charming old part of town, Alfama. A 20-minute drive, it is here that , the former residence of a noble family dating back to 1449, sits. The hotel has exceptional sitting rooms - more than 3,800 blue-and-white Portuguese tiles from the 1700s cover its walls while dreamy Fado music plays in its hallways. The Terrace Suite is extraordinary. Lined with an impressive collection of XVIII century azulejo tile panels (glazed coloured tiles traditionally used in Spanish and Portuguese buildings) and sporting a cathedral height ceiling, it is made up of a big living room,
LifestyleAsia 10/21/2019 04:59
With the festive season fast approaching, there's no time like now to begin looking for the perfect gifts. Luckily for you, we have some suggestions on what could be a great gift that perhaps no one else in Malaysia could have: the latest Mumm Grand Cordon champagne. That's because for five days only – 23 to 27 October 2019 – you'll be able to sample this new champagne and purchase it before any other region in Southeast Asia. All this is happening at a pop-up store on Level 3, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur (near the Bukit Bintang Entrance). [bc_video video_id="6096387664001" account_id="5537314740001" player_id="HkciYHERZ" embed="in-page" padding_top="56%" autoplay="" min_width="0px" max_width="640px" mute="" width="100%" height="100%" ]. What's ne.
LifestyleAsia 10/21/2019 04:32
As we transition to cold weather season, many of us are looking forward to breaking out our boots and , planning upcoming , and ordering our favourite , whether it's hot chocolate, pumpkin spice lattes or mulled wine. Pumpkin, in particular, becomes ubiquitous in soups, drinks and desserts in celebration of the autumnal harvest. Your skincare routine can also benefit from the exfoliating powers of pumpkin, it turns out. While changing weather often calls for more potent exfoliators to maintain baby fresh skin, peels, scrubs and acids may often be too harsh for those with sensitive skin. A natural alternative to harsh or are enzyme exfoliators. often contain extracts from fruit like papaya, pineapple, and citrus, which work effectively yet g.
LifestyleAsia 10/21/2019 04:30
The year was 1968 and at the Olympic Games pretrials, a new pair of shoes worn by the national Japanese team took the world by storm. Crafted by , one of the oldest shoe companies in Japan, the not only stood out for being the first pair to ever sport the ever-distinctive stripes, but also for its exceptional attention to detail and craftsmanship. [caption id="attachment_718502" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] (Image credit: Onitsuka Tiger)[/caption]. More than half a century later, the vintage style shoes continue to make waves amongst the street style pack for being exceptionally easy to style, more so with this season’s love affair for retro kicks. Its latest iteration — named the LUX LEATHER PACK — sees the shoe’s classic ‘60s shape be.
LifestyleAsia 10/21/2019 03:23
is not just another distillery. The Copenhagen-based spirit makers have been lauded for defying categories since its debut, making not gin, not vodka, not whisky, but what they call "flavours" that come with a potent ABV percentage. To dub Empirical Spirits as merely category-defying, however, seems reductive. With releases that blend Lebanese cherry stems and corn husk kombucha to an expression named (rightfully so, too) "F*ck Trump and His Stupid F*cking Wall", the brand itself is proudly defiant in a way practically unheard of in our part of the globe, until now. [inline_related_article article_id="684227"]. Local distributors have brought in Empirical Spirits for retail, but before you head down to its bar to nab yourself a sample, here'
LifestyleAsia 10/21/2019 02:58
Rimowa and the have much more in common than you think. Both are iconic names in the jet set scene, are regarded as status symbols, and have redefined travel over the course of their very long history. [inline_related_article article_id="534562"]. [caption id="attachment_723527" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] (Image credit: Rimowa)[/caption]. The latest outpost at the legendary hotel cements this bond, more so with its exclusive collection of travel accessories which are designed to reflect the sophistication and history of the property. Located at the , Rimowa looks not a place out of the backdrop, thanks to efforts in ensuring the rich heritage of the building isn’t lost within a store full of ultra-sleek travel wares. [caption id="attac.
LifestyleAsia 10/21/2019 02:30
While most cities are three dimensional, Jerusalem definitely covers a fourth: a spiritual dimension. It is regarded as one of the holiest locations to , Muslims and Christians alike, and therefore significant to over one-third of all people on earth. Jerusalem has withstood thousands of years of conflict, and yet its spiritual magnetism has managed to draw discerning travellers from all over the world. Through the ongoing turbulence, Jerusalem has become a coalescence of immigrants -- each adding a layer of their own culture to the already rich mix. In Jerusalem, history is not nearly a thing of the past. Modern buildings are enveloped in ancient Jerusalem stone, while orthodox neighbourhoods are merely steps away from contemporary million.
LifestyleAsia 10/21/2019 02:30
are the heart of beauty, and. Aishwarya Sawarna Nir understands this well. Founder of homegrown brand, , Nir has created a label that harnesses the power of innumerable, global, lesser known natural ingredients and traditional beauty rituals to create effective products and results. Global Beauty Secrets has it roots in Ayurveda, a discipline Nir has followed for the longest time now. This, coupled with her interest in spirituality, led her to meld the two in a unique set of products that focus on time-tested principles of beauty and wellness. Nir, who is based in Mumbai, says that she can trace her interest in the idea back to days she spent in her grandparents' home while growing up. The a. ge-old Indian Hindu ritual of Panchamrit that was
LifestyleAsia 10/20/2019 23:24
Seasons change and fashion remains. But beyond the ever-changing nature of , one big shift is dominating the fashion world: the rise of the luxury resale market. It’s not a concept foreign to the industry. Consignment platforms like and Reebonz have been stakeholders in the secondary market since 2009, paving the way for a resurgence of pre-owned merchandise. However, with an increased focus on ethical consumption combined with the ballooning demand for limited edition “drops” over the past few years, the luxury resale market has really started to take off. By 2021, the second-hand industry is set to be worth an estimated US$36 billion (S$49 billion) according to a report from the Boston Consulting Group. [caption id="attachment_592572" ali.
LifestyleAsia 10/20/2019 23:10
Paris' Musée des Arts Décoratifs will be presenting an exhibition exploring the history of the shoe. "Marche et démarche - Une histoire de la chaussure" will be on show at the museum from November 7, 2019 to February 23, 2020. The exhibit charts the evolution of this accessory, essential to daily life, and examines its status in various eras and cultures. It's a look at famous shoes as well as some surprising examples of footwear from over the centuries. The starting point of the exhibit is a shoe worn by herself in 1792. The shoe is relatively long and narrow (21cm by 5cm), leading to the question of how a woman of 37 could possibly have walked without difficulty with such an object on her foot. It's difficult to imagine for us, but at the.
LifestyleAsia 10/20/2019 22:00
For the longest time, wearing a suit came with many rules. But then, fashion trends came into the play and the rules relaxed, allowing for compromises including . Now, formalwear is no longer strictly determined by how effectively you pair a two-piece suit with a pocket square, and the nebulous nature of style has let it take on a new form. Enter the shorts suit. Most of the credit to this trend can be attributed to , who rocked up to the 2014 Oscars red carpet in a Lanvin tuxedo with shorts that cut off right above his knee. The award-winning singer has continued his unorthodox sartorial choice throughout the years, most recently at the in a camo shorts suit ensemble by (just five days after ). [gallery ids="721808,721779"]. Despite fashion.

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