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Mr. Kevin J. Beauvais, Founder and CEO of InVision Hospitality Co., Ltd. and Mr. Thanin Laohapiengsak, Managing Director of Chaophraya River Place Co., Ltd. signed the (HMA) Hotel Management Agreement for the GLOW Bangkok Riverside in Bangkok, Thailand. The signing ceremony took place at the office of InVision Hospitality on Sunday, July 28th.   The riverfront property is slated for opening in Q1 2020 and is the 9th GLOW hotel from industry experts InVision Hospitality.  Located near tourist friendly areas and Thewes and Tha Phra Athit piers, GLOW Bangkok Riverside will feature beautifully appointed modern décor, relaxed riverside dining options, a fitness gym and fabulous riverside infinity pool from which guests can enjoy life in sublime comfort along the River of Kings. Consistent with the GLOW brand promise, GLOW Bangkok Riverside will offer the same 5 signature GLOW brand guarantees: Better-than-home bedding, a great shower and amenities, free WiFi, a satisfying breakfast and fitness facilities    With marvelous river views that feature fascinating day-to-day commerce and bustling tourism activity, GLOW Bangkok Riverside blends harmoniously with the vibrant city life. A private pier and riverboat transportation will offer convenient river access for guests who wish to visit the unlimited sights and cultural attractions in Bangkok. The majestic Grand Palace, Queen Sirikit Textile Museum and the awe-inspiring Reclining Buddha are nearby, or venture further out to the National Museum or backpacker hangout, Khao San Road.     Day or night, GLOW Bangkok Riverside is a welcoming respite and place to call home in, whether traveling for holiday or on business.  Live life in full colour, just GLOW!  

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Dinosaurs are once again roaming international soil on the World Tour of the globally-acclaimed production, Walking With Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular. Watched by over 9 million people in more than 250 cities around the world, Walking With Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular, opened its World Tour in the UK in July 2018 and has embarked on an international tour, taking over arenas across Europe. The $20 million production features updated, state of the art technology, underlining its position as the biggest and best dinosaur show in the world.  This updated production showcases spectacular and colourful changes to the dinosaurs based on the latest scientific research including the likely feathering of some species. Walking With Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular is produced by Global Creatures. The one-hour,          40 minute show depicts the dinosaurs’ evolution with almost cinematic realism. Walking With Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular has scenes of the interactions between dinosaurs, how carnivorous dinosaurs evolved to walk on two legs, and how the herbivores fended off their more agile predators.  Nine species are represented from the entire 200 million year reign of the dinosaurs. The show includes the Tyrannosaurus Rex, the terror of the ancient terrain, as well as the Plateosaurus and Liliensternus from the Triassic period, the Stegosaurus and Allosaurus from the Jurassic period and Torosaurus and Utahraptor from the Cretaceous period. The largest of them, the Brachiosaurus, is 11 meters tall and 17 meters from nose to tail. It took a team of 50 – including engineers, fabricators, skin makers, artists, painters and animatronic experts - a year to build the production.  The history of the world is played out with the splitting of the earth’s continents, and the transition from the arid desert of the Triassic period is given over to the lush green prairies and forces of the later Jurassic. Oceans form, volcanoes erupt, a forest catches fire – all leading to the impact of the massive comet, which struck the earth, and forced the extinction of the dinosaurs.  The show originated from Australia, where after years of planning and work Walking With Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular came to life in January 2007. Soon after this the show went on to conquer the whole world with record-breaking audiences. Show date: 12-15 September 2019 Venue: Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani Ticket prices: start at THB600 Rounds: 10 shows THU 12 Sep 18:30 FRI 13 Sep 10:30 / 14:30 / 18:30 SAT 14 Sep 10:30 / 14:30 / 18:30 SUN 15 Sep 10:30 / 14:30 / 18:30For more information: www.bectero.com

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Joining the whole nation to celebrate the Royal Coronation Ceremony of King Rama X, Trocadero Time, the leading sole watch distributor in Thailand, in collaboration with Klasse14 Italian fashion watch brand have produced special edition timepieces to commemorate His Majesty the King on this auspicious occasion. In honour of the new King of Thailand, the special edition timepieces are exclusively created and graciously granted the permission to feature the coronation emblem at the 12 o’clock position on the dial. The design of these commemorative timepieces consist of an elegant rose gold plated case with white sunray brushed dial and perfectly matched with Royal Blue Italian leather strap. Limited only 1,000 pieces separated in two different sizes: 40mm for gentleman limited for 600 pieces and 36mm for lady limited for 400 pieces with the serial number engraved on the case back and come in the special design box in yellow colour. It is a great opportunity for Thai people to show the loyalty and admiration of the King’s graciousness on this nation historic occasion. These special edition timepieces will be first launched for the watch aficionados and those interested in owning these remarkable timepieces to reserve at Klasse14 pop-up store in Siam Paragon Watch Expo 2019 during 9 July – 7 August.

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Experience impressive fashion show and enjoy delightful afternoon tea set created from the beauty of jewelry from the famous brand form Italy, ‘MISIS’. The multi-brand store and importer of stylish design jewelry, ‘MISIS’  hosted ‘MISIS Gems of the Sea’ to unveil beyond experience of jewelry appreciation with the fashion show of latest collections from ‘MISIS’ inspired by the beauty under the sea and feature uniqueness and highlight of design in the new format through the creation of delicious afternoon tea set in both savory and sweet menu by talented chef at The St. Regis Bangkok at The St. Regis Bar on the 12th floor of The St. Regis Bangkok recently. This highly exclusive afternoon tea is honored by H.E. Mr. Lorenzo Galanti, Ambassador of Italy to participate the event in Thailand, including special highlight from talented designer Karatphet Issara, Creative Director of KEMISSARA to create impression for the show by creating gorgeous outfit to present  MISIS collections.  ‘MISIS’ is a jewelry brand from Vicenza in Italy, established in 1986 by Alberto Piaserico, who’s been recognized in jewelry industry and ladies around the world for a long time. Imagination and freshness have become the distinctive features of MISIS linking them to fashion and to the season’s style trends demonstrated through the premium quality jewelry crafted by expert jewelry makers that has become remarkable uniqueness of MISIS. The first shop was opened in the heart of Verona city. The stopless ride of MISIS let it conquer the shop-windows of the most prestigious jewelleries and access to the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles worn by many international stars. Lush nature, multi-coloured, facet of happiness in life, and outstanding lifestyle of a lady, lie at the base of every MISIS creation. These key concepts are interpreted in a different way depending on design concept of each collection through the colorful creation of exquisite jewelry that become evocative, suggestive accessories, sometimes ironic and sometimes romantic as the gems which can well characterize the distinctive uniqueness of a lady. The new collections of MISIS being introduced this time also featured as the concept to create special afternoon tea set include 5 collections. ‘Reef Party’ reflects the beauty of coral reef filling with mystic charm but with a vibe of cheerfulness beyond imagination, including the sea life along the reef magnificently, from bright star fish, red coral, and golden seashells.  ‘Ama’ feminine style collection inspired by women of the sea who are specialized in free diving to gather sea shells. ‘Positano’ presents the magical beauty of the sea in Positano, famous beach area since the ancient Roman times by the historic Tuscan hills. ‘Poseidon’, another collection which remains the inspiration of the sea but with hidden interpretation of the marine life conservation. ‘Isla de mujeres’ the collection telling story of the voyage to the world of abysses and discover the beautiful starfish and galleons between the blue of the sea under the sun. Experience the precious gem collections from ‘MISIS’ now at SETTE PECCATI BOUTIQUE on the M floor at Siam Paragon, G Floor at female accessory zone (HER LAB), Siam Discovery, and the 2nd floor at female accessory zone, Siam Takashimaya. Savor special afternoon tea set, Gems of the Sea

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Whether it’s an unplanned holiday trip, an epic clash to save the world, friends experiencing daily life in the five boroughs or anything in between, storytellers in film and television have long chosen New York City as their setting. No matter your favorite genre, a trip to NYC is an opportunity to see where some of these iconic scenes came to life: For the sitcom lover Friends While Friends was primarily filmed in a studio, the West Village apartment where Rachel, Monica, Joey, Phoebe, Ross and Chandler live and hang out is a real building on the corner of Bedford and Grove Streets. At its street level, you will find Mediterranean restaurant The Little Owl in the same space as the Central Perk café where Rachel works and Phoebe famously performs “Smelly Cat”. Additionally, the neighborhood houses a number of prominent Off-Broadway theaters including The Lucille Lortel Theatre, where aspiring actor Joey performs in the show’s earlier seasons. How I Met Your Mother While retracing Ted’s 11-season search for his wife, be sure to grab a drink at McGee’s, the Midtown Manhattan bar that inspired the gang’s go-to spot, MacLarens. Try what Marshall declares to be the best burger in NYC at ‘21’ Club; tour the Columbia University campus where Ted (unwittingly) first meets his wife; and have a legen

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Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas is entering the luxury hospitality sector on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius with the announcement of Anantara Mauritius Resort – a new luxury property on the South Eastern coast which is scheduled to open in Q4 2019. Part of an integrated coastal development, just 15 minutes from Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, the new resort will be located near Blue Bay Marine Park – a leisure destination boasting a protected marine park, crystal-clear Indian Ocean waters and powdery white beaches. Blue Bay’s coral reefs make it one of the island’s premier snorkelling and diving destination. Anantara Mauritius Resort will feature 164 guest rooms and suites, with eight luxury pool villas – two with two bedrooms and six with four bedrooms – to be added in the first half of 2020. Facilities at the resort will include Sea.Fire.Salt – a specialty grill and seafood restaurant with courtyard and beach dining, an all-day dining restaurant, private dining with a wine cellar, a healthy wellness-focused cafe, two bars – one by the poolside and one facing the beach, a 30-metre ozone-based swimming pool, a gym, a signature Anantara Spa and a kids’ club. The look and feel of the new resort have been created by award winning Ground Kent Architects,  Australia, in collaboration with the Office of Global Architecture in Mauritius, alongside Abacus Design interior designers of Thailand. The design reflects the melting pot history of the country, drawing influences from the rich architectural heritage seen in the capital Port Louis and around the island. Natural, locally-sourced materials take precedence, harmoniously anchoring the buildings in their natural setting. Taking inspiration from local colonial architecture, the overall effect effortlessly evokes the vibe of a relaxing, tropical beach house, yet one with a distinctly modern feel. The use of scattered light, basalt and volcanic stone, drift wood, wave-and-ripple patterns and neutral sandy colours blur the line between the indoor and the outdoor. Fabrics and art selected for the rooms are a contrasting combination of accents of orange, deep ultramarine and royal yellow as a nod to Blue Bay’s crystal waters, sandy beaches and legendary sunsets. With the resort’s dining options ranging from traditional creole cooking to fine dining, guests can expect a gastronomic experience rooted in an exotic blend of European, Asian and African influences. Most of the ingredients will be harvested locally since Mauritius benefits from incredibly fertile soil, while the ocean is the source of the freshest seafood and fish. As part of Anantara’s commitment to sustainability, the resort will incorporate solar technology for water heating in all guest rooms, to reduce the usage on energy. Other green initiatives include planting endemic flora within the hotel landscaping, reusing water for irrigation and cleaning as well as incorporating recycled materials into resort décor. The property will be plastic straw-free, an Anantara standard, and where possible organic farming methods will be encouraged throughout its restaurant supply chain. An island nation in the south western Indian Ocean, Mauritius is known for its varied flora and fauna, with many species endemic to the island. Famously the only known home of the dodo, an avian species which became extinct back in the 1600s, the island

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lifestyle+travel braves the sweltering summer heat to discover Bangkok's lesser known museums, near and far across the capital, and had a lot of fun in the process of acquiring some culture. 1. PIPIT BANGLAMPHU MUSEUM Thailand’s first printing school (Sangwet Witsayaram Temple Printing School) was recently restored. This sweet modern museum, with well-curated exhibitions and historical tales of the Royal Treasury Department and the Banglamphu community, is the fantastic result. There are two separate buildings. 1.1 Treasury Department Exhibition The first building holds the history of the Royal Treasury Department, which was fortuitously short. Our guide, the lovely and super-knowledgeable, “Gao-you-can-call-me-Kiwi”, does her very best to make land deeds and coins interesting to us… If that floats your boat it is very interesting indeed, with very polished exhibits. 1.2 Banglampu Community Exhibition The real magic happens (for us!) in building two. The wooden building itself, with its shiny teak floors, is colonial-chic gorgeous. Inside there are four exhibits detailing the history and characters of this multi-cultural community that date back to the early days of Rattanakosin. There are models, brilliantly executed murals, videos and interactive displays of famous venues, old shops, artisans, street food and much more, along with the remains of the eponymously named last cork tree. We love it and Kiwi is an absolute star. Phra Sumane Road Chana Songkhram Khet Phra Nakhon Bangkok 10200 T. +66 (0) 2 281 0345-51 ext. 1223, 1224 E. pipitbanglamphu@hotmail.com | W. banglamphumuseum.treasury.go.th From Tue-Sun, 10am-6pm Tour every 30 minute, last one at 4pm Free admission 2. RATTANAKOSIN EXHIBITION HALL It gets off to a bit of a bad start. There is a choice of two routes – the longer, more interesting-sounding one being a two-hour guided tour. It is not conducive to our manymuseums- in-one-day mindset. It is not overly aligned with a certain independent spirit. The point being you HAVE to go with a guide for reasons that allude me… but we soldier on. Even after the Basil Fawlty pantomime moment where you pick up the headset and pay the deposit for the headset on opposite sides of the hall. The two-hour tour lasted two minutes when the ‘Thai (a lot of long-winded Thai) first, English later policy’ becomes clear (and the Thai members of our group were the most seriously-interested-in-every-detail people I have ever briefly met). At minute 1.5, much to my friend’s embarrassment, I was sneaking off into the next room, except the door was locked. Finally, we made enough fuss, (impatient farang moment) and were whisked away (much to the great relief of everyone) for our own private tour of ‘route one’. When the Rattanakosin Exhibition got good, it got really good. This is a fantastic interactive museum with models, video and creative displays. The guides are not only well informed, but smart and funny. Beautifully composed, the exhibits tell interesting stories in Thai and English about the art and culture of Bangkok and the Old Town neighbourhoods and the Grand Palace that make up Rattanakosin Island. On the fourth floor there are panoramic views of Loha Prasart and Golden Mount Temples.

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Bangkok celebrates its 238rd birthday this year. As such a long-running happening city, Bangkok is surely packed with abundant attention-grabbing genres to explore that could actually keep you busy for several days. Let’s discover what Bangkok has on offer and plunge into the “Staycation” trend – where you check in to the city hotels and enjoy their premium services as a treat to yourself without making the effort of travelling outside the city.   THE OKURA PRESTIGE BANGKOK ❱ STYLE The Okura Prestige Bangkok hotel is a stylish, elegant, luxurious and contemporary five-star hotel located at the heart of Thailand’s capital city. The hotel combines unrivalled levels of comfort and convenience with the warmth and charm always associated with genuine Thai hospitality. ❱ STAY All 240 rooms and suites offer impressive views across the dynamic Bangkok skyline through the triple-glazed e-coated panoramic windows. The rooms combine comfort and luxury with the very latest technological developments designed to impress business and leisure travellers. ❱ SAVOUR Delightful dining choices at Up & Above – the all-day dining venue, Michelin-starred restaurant Elements which is inspired by the famous Michelin two-star Ciel Bleu and the signature Japanese restaurant Yamazato, which has also received an award from Thailand’s best restaurant and the recognition from the Michelin Guide Bangkok. ❱ SENSES Relax in the amazing 25-metre cantilevered pool; keep fit in the state-of-the-art fitness centre; find peace and tranquility at The Okura Spa where the tranquil journey begins with a professional consultation and continues to an elegant, fully-equipped treatment room. Trained therapists use exclusive organic teas in a range of treatments designed to conjure relaxation and well-being. ❱ SCENE The Okura Prestige Bangkok is located in the award-winning Park Ventures Ecoplex building which is situated at the heart of the city’s Central Business District on Wireless Road, close to the embassies of the United Kingdom, United States and Japan. The hotel offers direct access to the city’s BTS SkyTrain network at Phloen Chit station and sits close to major shopping malls and commercial districts. The hotel enjoys easy access to and from the city’s two international airports. THE OKURA PRESTIGE BANGKOK Park Ventures Ecoplex, 57 Wireless Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand T. +66 (0) 2687 9000 F. +66 (0) 2687 9001 W. okurabangkok.com AVANI + RIVERSIDE BANGKOK HOTEL ❱ STYLE Overlooking Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River, Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel welcomes discerning global travellers with contemporary style, intuitive service and stunning views across Asia’s most dynamic city. From the rooftop bar and pool at the top of the 26-storey hotel, down to the lobby, Avani+ Riverside Bangkok is a place to relax and unwind, and a base from which to explore nearby neighbourhoods and popular tourist sites along the ‘River of Kings’. ❱ STAY All of the hotel’s 248 stylish guest rooms and suites boast uninterrupted city and river views and all elements are geared towards the promise of a relaxing stay and a good night’s sleep. The neutral décor is a blend of comfort and modernity, natural materials and high-tech equipment, along with extra conveniences. Each of the spacious River View Junior Suites features a bathroom with a view,

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Following its groundbreaking London debut, Standard International, the parent company of The Standard, an American hotel brand known for their taste-making clientele, their pioneering design, and their unrelenting un-standard-ness, announces the opening of The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives. The resort is a short sea plane ride away from Male, nestled between the Raaand Baa Atolls, on a naturally protected island. The resort, featuring 115 private pool villas, marks the brand’s first property in Asia. After Sansiri PLC became a majority stakeholder in late 2017, The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives is the company’s next destination within its extensive global pipeline; which includes Koh Samui, Phuket, Hua Hin, Milan, Paris, Lisbon, Bordeaux, Mexico City, and Chicago, to name a few.  “It is such a treat within the same year to show the world what The Standard can be in one of the busiest places and one of the most tranquil places on the planet,” said Amar Lalvani, CEO of Standard International. “What makes me so proud is that despite the vast difference in setting, the culture of both are unmistakably Standard.” While the Maldives has traditionally been a couple’s destination, as always, The Standard has approached the development with a fresh set of eyes. The resort offers an unmatched combination of tranquility, social life and vibrant cultural programming that welcomes groups of friends or singles looking to meet others or just reset and recharge in paradise. The lobby is airy and intimate, and accessible 24-hours a day. Each of the 115 villas features its own private lounge deck and plunge pool, and the six unique culinary offerings range from a beach front BBQ shack serving freshly caught seafood, to our take on Maldivian cuisine that showcases ingredients sourced directly from our island farm. The resort offers guided diving and snorkeling through our naturally protected house reef to sunset boat excursions to uninhabited islands and undiscovered reefs, as well as night fishing and private destination dining. The Standard Spa offers a communal hammam, aroma steam room, daily yoga, personal training and nine private treatment rooms. No Standard experience would be complete without nightlife, from tribal beats at a beach bonfire to a glass bottom nightclub. And a disco ball above your bath tub, for your own private party. Rates from approximately 18,000 THB ($579), including breakfast. Book at standardhotels.com.

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          The Empire State Building (ESB) today announced the second phase of its top-to-bottom reimagined Observatory Experience. Opening to the public on July 29, 2019, the $165 million project presents the only museum in New York City that is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. Located on the second floor of the international icon, the 10,000 sq. ft galleries invite Guests on a journey from the building's construction to its current place in pop culture. Named the most Instagrammed U.S. landmark in a study conducted by Sony Mobile, the new galleries feature immersive and interactive exhibits that fulfill the desire of today's modern traveler to share authentic experiences – all as they make their way to the one-of-a-kind views from the 86th Floor Observatory.           Led by experience designer Thinc, with team members IDEO, Squint Opera, Beneville Studios, Diversified., Intersection, Kubik Maltbie, Otis Elevator Company and Tenguerian Model, phase two follows the first phase, a brand-new Observatory entrance at 20 West 34th Street which was completed in August of 2018.           The galleries through which visitors travel to experience ESB's famous views from the center of New York City include:           The Site in the 1920s: A black-and-white panoramic image depicts the site of the original Waldorf-Astoria Hotel as construction of the Empire State Building begins. Through building surveyors, Guests can look in and see the New York City streets of the late 1920s come to life in full color.           Construction: Inspired by the photography of Lewis Hine, visitors will be transported back in time as hot rivets, and steel beams fly overhead, and the sounds of New York City come alive in surround sound. Visitors can also interact with specially commissioned cast sculptures of construction workers as they work and take their lunch break.           Opening Day: The excitement of opening day is palpable with a newsboy announcing the opening of the Empire State Building as he sells his papers on the streets of 1930s New York City           Modern Marvel: The Modern Marvel exhibit outlines the specific measures taken to make the Empire State Building a world leader in sustainability and a leading example in energy efficiency.           Otis Elevators: Otis delivered the groundbreaking technology that made the towering height of ESB possible. In a dedicated exhibit, Otis showcases not only how the original elevators operated, but teaches visitors about the latest technology installed in the newest elevators, which transport more than 10 million tenants and Observatory Guests each year. Visitors will also walk through a simulation of an actual elevator shaft and feel the energy created by the movement of the cars up close.           Urban Campus: Very few visitors to the Empire State Building are aware of what goes on in the nearly 100 floors they don't see. Urban Campus offers a glimpse into some of the major tenant spaces, amenities, and hidden views of the building as experienced by those who work there. The exhibit highlights some of these contemporary internet-age businesses, visible through peepholes that give guests an insider's view of what these high-tech offices

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  The award-winning tented camp, Capella Ubud, Bali, today unveiled an exclusive weekend with celebrated architect and hospitality designer Bill Bensley, who invites guests to accompany him on a kaleidoscope of activities perfect for art and design enthusiasts. Having created over 200 resorts, hotels and palaces in more than 30 countries, inclusive of Capella Ubud, Bali, Bensley is known for his eclectic flair and for challenging the way that hotels are built and operate, which in Capella Ubud, Bali’s case resulted in the conceptualization of the camp with minimal intervention to the natural environment as well as preserving the rich history and heritage of Indonesia. Guests will be able to join Bill Bensley on a curated art tour through the camp grounds and Bali, participate in a sketch class, a morning run and two dinners, and will receive one personalized, signed copy of Bill Bensley’s coffee table book “Escapism,” and a drawing of the tent that guests will stay in during the weekend. The tent accommodations include high-end amenities and a relaxing 75-minutes Balinese massage. This one-of-kind experience offers guests a truly unique way to experience Bali through the eyes of one of the world’s most iconic designers. Outlined below is a detailed list of the package offerings, combined with the amenities regularly offered at the property: A curated guided art tour through the camp and Bali by Bill Bensley A visit to Neka museum with a private guided tour to explore a large collection of Rudolf Bonnet’s works together with Bill Bensley who is an avid and passionate collector of Bonnet’s works followed by a picnic lunch will served en-route to the Bensley design Studio in Sanur A trip to Bill Bensley’s favorite antique stores on the island. A sketch class and a guided morning run with Bill Bensley One Rijsttafel dinner at Mads Lange and an Omakase dinner at Api Jiwa hosted by Bill Bensley One personalized, signed copy of Bill Bensley’s coffee table book “Escapism” One personalized, a signed drawing of the tent that will be yours during this weekend A 75-minutes Balinese massage per person 3% of percentage of the revenue that is generated by this weekend package will be donated to the Shinta Mani Foundation, an organization founded by Bill Bensley that seeks to improve the lives of Cambodians and Cambodian communities. Capella Ubud, Bali also gives back to the local community by supporting ongoing corporate social responsibilities programs that create employment, preserve the local cultural heritage, procuring local food and beverage products, promoting education, sustainability and preserving the environment. The package is valid for stays from November 1, 2019 – November 3, 2019 at the one-bedroom tents. Rates start from USD 1300 plus 11% tax and 10% service charge per tent, per night. In order for guests to enjoy all of the activities, they must arrive by 11:00 am on November 1, 2019. Reservations are subject to availability. Cancellation fees of 100% of room charge with taxes for the entire stay will apply immediately upon confirmation. Nonrefundable 100% full prepayment is

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Whether it’s an unplanned holiday trip, an epic clash to save the world, friends experiencing daily life in the five boroughs or anything in between, storytellers in film and television have long chosen New York City as their setting. No matter your favorite genre, a trip to NYC is an opportunity to see where some of these iconic scenes came to life: For the sitcom lover Friends While Friends was primarily filmed in a studio, the West Village apartment where Rachel, Monica, Joey, Phoebe, Ross and Chandler live and hang out is a real building on the corner of Bedford and Grove Streets. At its street level, you will find Mediterranean restaurant The Little Owl in the same space as the Central Perk café where Rachel works and Phoebe famously performs “Smelly Cat”. Additionally, the neighborhood houses a number of prominent Off-Broadway theaters including The Lucille Lortel Theatre, where aspiring actor Joey performs in the show’s earlier seasons. How I Met Your Mother While retracing Ted’s 11-season search for his wife, be sure to grab a drink at McGee’s, the Midtown Manhattan bar that inspired the gang’s go-to spot, MacLarens. Try what Marshall declares to be the best burger in NYC at ‘21’ Club; tour the Columbia University campus where Ted (unwittingly) first meets his wife; and have a legen

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lifestyle+travel proudly proposes the Delectable Trail, for views and reviews on top-notch dining places. We've chosen 7 of the best restaurants in Thailand for you to take a look at! Ocean Bistro Feel A serene spot to unwind while you dine, as you are embraced by the horizon where the turquoise sea meets the sky from the panoramic windows. The show kitchen sits at the heart of the restaurant and you can witness the fresh catch-of-the-day being cooked to perfection. The menu covers both Thai and Western cuisine with the use of supreme quality products, from meat to seafood to herbs. Dining here pleases not only the palate, but also the eyes, as the plate decorations are pretty impressive. Food Daily opening hours Seating: 116 with private dining area X2 Pattaya Oceanphere 95 Moo.2 Bangsaray Satthaip Chonburi 20250 T: +669 1010 2999 E: stay@X2pattayaoceanphere.com W: x2pattayaoceanphere.com Oxygen Dining Room Feel Dining in the heart of the pure nature would already be bliss, yet the experience would be triple with the culinary creation of Michelin-starred French chef Nicolas Isnard . Oxygen Dining Room undoubtedly arms with a delectable menu in contemporary style. This glass-clad dining room amidst ancient Tamarind trees on the back of the Ping River blends seamlessly with the at-ease surroundings, allowing diners to feel as if they are dining in a serene shady garden. The stylish bar also serves a selection of creative cocktails. Food Daily opening hours Breakfast: 7.00am-10.30am Lunch: 11.30am-2.30pm Dinner: 6.30pm-10.30pm Seating: Indoor 40, outdoor 20 X2 Chiang Mai Riverside Resort 369/1 Thanon Charoenrajd, Tambon Wat Ket, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50000 T: 66 53 931 999 W: x2resorts.com/resorts/chiang-mai-riverside   Pebbles Bar & Grill Feel Nothing beats dining in exquisite ambience, overlooking the tranquil sandy bay, while lavishing crème de la crème cuisine that elevates succulent tastes to another level. Here, you can be assured that top quality ingredients are sought after from local fisherman piers, the hotel organic garden, as well as from all over the world. Under the baton of Kankamol Mongkolmit, the Executive Chef, innovations of tasteful mixtures are created, teamed up with striking presentation. Food Daily opening hours Dinner: 5pm-11 pm Bar: 5pm – 12am Seating: outdoor 32, indoor 70 and bar 12 Renaissance Pattaya Resort & Spa 9/9 Moo 3, Na Jomtien, Sattahip, Pattaya 20250 Thailand T +66 38 259 099 W: marriott.com/hotels/travel/pyxbr-renaissance-pattaya-resort-and-spa/   Praya Kitchen Feel Imbue the vibe of the bygone years with the perfect blend of fusion touches from the present and the future culinary tradition at Praya Kitchen. Chef Attapol Naito Thangthong and Chef Somkid Ketkaew strove their best to revive some of the rarest, favourite, traditional Thai recipes and conduct them with only the freshest, top-quality seasonal ingredients. The Praya Showcase which features food stations and corners are not to be missed. Food Mon-Fri Lunch THB 788++ - Includes Juice Bar Sat-Sun Lunch THB 888++ - Includes Juice Bar & fresh seafood selection Sunday Brunch THB 1,588++ - Surf ‘n’ Turf Sunday Brunch that includes live seafood carving, imported beef and Oyster Bar Mon-Thu Dinner THB 988++ - 'Chef's Childhood Memories & Forgotten Thai Recipes' Fri-Sun Dinner THB 1,388++ - 'Pak Nam Seafood Market' that includes live seafood carving and signature desserts Daily opening hours Lunch: 12.00pm - 3.00pm Dinner: 6.00pm -

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Mother’s Day is a time for celebration, togetherness and appreciation. This year the holiday falls on Monday 12 August 2019, treat your precious mother to a special meal at one of these locations. Up & Above Restaurant The special Mother’s Day Sunday Brunch at The Okura Prestige Bangkok’s Up & Above Restaurant features main course choices prepared à la minute, including pan seared foie gras on brioche and grilled Canadian lobster, piquant Thai dishes, Japanese favourites such as fresh sashimi and sushi, takoyaki, yakitori and gyoza, and a wide range of international items available at the extensive buffet. 11 August 2019 from noon - 3 p.m. at Up & Above Restaurant. Mother dines for free in groups of three or more (limited to one mother per table). Priced at Baht 2,800++ per person (including free-flow mocktails and soft drinks); Baht 3,500++ (including selected free-flow wines, Prosecco, local beers, cocktails, mocktails, and soft drinks); Baht 4,100++ per person for the full Sunday Brunch (including free-flow Champagne, Prosecco, selected wines, local beers, cocktails, mocktails, and soft drinks); and Baht 1,050++ per child aged under 12. For information and reservations, please contact 02 687 9000 Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort Riverside Terrace Dine by the river on an exquisite buffet at Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort's Riverside Terrace, with a raw bar with fresh seafood and a smouldering barbecue offering up prime imported meats. Thai dancers stage the Tales of Hanuman in the background to cast an enchanting spell on the evening. The buffet is priced at THB 1,499++ per person and THB 750++ per child aged from 6 – 12 years old. Manohra Cruises Manohra Cruises for an unforgettable night on Mother’s Day. Enjoy a beautiful restored antique rice barge and cruise the majestic Chao Phraya River in old world elegance. Pass iconic landmarks and soak up the magic of the Bangkok’s skyline by night. Price at THB 2,300 nett per person with special offer mother dines for free when come with a group of 4 or more.     For more information or reservations, call 02 476 0022 Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok Brasserie Europa Families are invited to celebrate Mothers’ Day at Brasserie Europa on Monday 12 August, when all mums enjoy complimentary dining. The special Mother’s Day buffet lunch is amazing value at just THB 1,225++ per person. The celebration Mother’s Day dinner, priced at THB 1,800++ per person, is equally spectacular. Both buffets combine an extensive selection of hot and cold dishes, international favourites and Thai flavours.  Mother’s Day lunch buffet available from 12:00 noon to 15:00 hrs. Dinner buffet available from 18:30 to 22:30 hrs. For more information or to make a reservation, please call Brasserie Europa on 02 162 9000 Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin Celebrating Mother’s Day at Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin on Monday 12 August with two fabulous Michelin-star dining experiences. The five-course set lunch, priced at THB 2,200++, begins with a welcome non-alcoholic drink and continues with a selection of creative Thai dishes that every mum will appreciate. The eight-course set dinner, priced at THB 3,400++, is an amazing culinary presentation that includes a welcome

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Features a rich assortment of delicious Thai cuisine, as well as our International Buffet Breakfast and imported treats such as Australian lamb and beef, Italian pasta, Indian kebabs, and homemade Chinese noodles. Get the perfect start to your day with one of Patong’s best breakfast selections! Whether sightseeing, shopping, or relaxing at the resort, let us take you on a culinary journey with European and Asian favourites, buttery croissants and pastries, or vegetarian and halal specialties! A-la-carte options for lunch and dinner as well as buffet themed evenings every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday are also available for your enjoyment. Every Monday, we are delighted to introduce our traditional Thai cuisine “Phuket’s Night Market” Buffet Dinner. Choose from a unique and authentic selection of local cuisine, featuring traditional Phuket only THB 799 per person. Every Wednesday, Embark on a journey to the four corners of Asia and enjoy a lavish array of Thai, Chinese, Japanese and other Oriental recipes with our “Oriental Buffet Dinner” only THB 999 per person with a special promotion of “Dine 4 Pay 3”. Every Friday, savour a gourmet selection of local and imported seafood with our “Grand Seafood Barbeque” featuring a seafood-on-ice station displaying scampi, rock lobsters, French oysters and Japanese sashimi, while snappers and blue crabs are being prepared for the barbecue every Friday at THB 1,399 per person with a special promotion of “Dine 4 Pay 3”. Experience the ultimate of local and traditional cuisine “Jewel of Phuket’s Cuisine” prepared by our Executive Chef Anurak Kannittharat. The highlight of this set menu is not only its innovative use of great and fresh flavours but we use all ingredients that could be found in Phuket fresh market and seafood from the Andaman Sea for only THB 1,400 per couple. If you are looking for authenticity and a taste bud revival, Bubbles Restaurant represents a quality, reasonably priced alternative to touristy dining. Located on the ground floor and daily open from 06:30 – 24:00. For more information or reservation, please call +66 76 231 999 or email h8109@accor.com. 

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Harrods is known for its outstanding dining quality, well-sourced ingredients, along with renowned chefs with high culinary experiences. It is undoubtedly a dining destination for everyone to have an ultimate Western culinary experience here in Bangkok. More than 60 menus are felicitously selected by Harrods. The kitchen is nominated by Chef Nicholas Burel. The appetizer menu consists of Spicy Scallop and Mash, Truffle Cappuccino, and Diver Scallops and Mango Salad to make your mouth watered before going on to the main course.  ‘Harrods Heritage Willington’, the signature dish of Harrods, is the recommended main course offering both Beef Wellington and Salmon Wellington. The Beef Wellington is served with a great quality Australian beef tenderloin wrapped with foie gras and sautéed mushroom in a puff pastry served with sautéed vegetables and madeira sauce. For the Salmon Wellington dish, it comes with Norwegian salmon fillet wrapped with sautéed spinach and puff pastry, served with sautéed vegetables and beurre blanc sauce.  Apart from the must-try entrée, Harrods also offers Pan-Roasted juicy Kurobuta pork chop in black pepper sauce, served with mashed potatoes and sautéed vegetables. On top of that, Deluxe Fish and Chips in beer-battered cod loin served with English fries, tartar sauce and malt vinegar is suggested. Harrods serves only the finest dishes cooked with traditional techniques by chef Nicholas Burel to reserve the authentic taste of Western culinary. Harrods, the temporary all-day dining restaurant, is awaiting for you to try the flavour of Western cuisine at Harrods at G floor, Siam Paragon, Harrods the Plantation Rooms at 2nd floor, Central Embassy, and Harrods Café and Ice Cream Parlour at G floor, Emquartier.

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Following its groundbreaking London debut, Standard International, the parent company of The Standard, an American hotel brand known for their taste-making clientele, their pioneering design, and their unrelenting un-standard-ness, announces the opening of The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives. The resort is a short sea plane ride away from Male, nestled between the Raaand Baa Atolls, on a naturally protected island. The resort, featuring 115 private pool villas, marks the brand’s first property in Asia. After Sansiri PLC became a majority stakeholder in late 2017, The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives is the company’s next destination within its extensive global pipeline; which includes Koh Samui, Phuket, Hua Hin, Milan, Paris, Lisbon, Bordeaux, Mexico City, and Chicago, to name a few.  “It is such a treat within the same year to show the world what The Standard can be in one of the busiest places and one of the most tranquil places on the planet,” said Amar Lalvani, CEO of Standard International. “What makes me so proud is that despite the vast difference in setting, the culture of both are unmistakably Standard.” While the Maldives has traditionally been a couple’s destination, as always, The Standard has approached the development with a fresh set of eyes. The resort offers an unmatched combination of tranquility, social life and vibrant cultural programming that welcomes groups of friends or singles looking to meet others or just reset and recharge in paradise. The lobby is airy and intimate, and accessible 24-hours a day. Each of the 115 villas features its own private lounge deck and plunge pool, and the six unique culinary offerings range from a beach front BBQ shack serving freshly caught seafood, to our take on Maldivian cuisine that showcases ingredients sourced directly from our island farm. The resort offers guided diving and snorkeling through our naturally protected house reef to sunset boat excursions to uninhabited islands and undiscovered reefs, as well as night fishing and private destination dining. The Standard Spa offers a communal hammam, aroma steam room, daily yoga, personal training and nine private treatment rooms. No Standard experience would be complete without nightlife, from tribal beats at a beach bonfire to a glass bottom nightclub. And a disco ball above your bath tub, for your own private party. Rates from approximately 18,000 THB ($579), including breakfast. Book at standardhotels.com.

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Mr. Kevin J. Beauvais, Founder and CEO of InVision Hospitality Co., Ltd. and Mr. Thanin Laohapiengsak, Managing Director of Chaophraya River Place Co., Ltd. signed the (HMA) Hotel Management Agreement for the GLOW Bangkok Riverside in Bangkok, Thailand. The signing ceremony took place at the office of InVision Hospitality on Sunday, July 28th.   The riverfront property is slated for opening in Q1 2020 and is the 9th GLOW hotel from industry experts InVision Hospitality.  Located near tourist friendly areas and Thewes and Tha Phra Athit piers, GLOW Bangkok Riverside will feature beautifully appointed modern décor, relaxed riverside dining options, a fitness gym and fabulous riverside infinity pool from which guests can enjoy life in sublime comfort along the River of Kings. Consistent with the GLOW brand promise, GLOW Bangkok Riverside will offer the same 5 signature GLOW brand guarantees: Better-than-home bedding, a great shower and amenities, free WiFi, a satisfying breakfast and fitness facilities    With marvelous river views that feature fascinating day-to-day commerce and bustling tourism activity, GLOW Bangkok Riverside blends harmoniously with the vibrant city life. A private pier and riverboat transportation will offer convenient river access for guests who wish to visit the unlimited sights and cultural attractions in Bangkok. The majestic Grand Palace, Queen Sirikit Textile Museum and the awe-inspiring Reclining Buddha are nearby, or venture further out to the National Museum or backpacker hangout, Khao San Road.     Day or night, GLOW Bangkok Riverside is a welcoming respite and place to call home in, whether traveling for holiday or on business.  Live life in full colour, just GLOW!  

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Leading hotel management company Cross Hotels & Resorts has continued its strategic expansion into the global visitor hot spot of Phuket, announcing today its third hotel management agreement on the Thai island. Phuket has been included in the ‘World’s Best Places to Visit’ and ‘Best Places to Visit in Asia’ 2019 rankings released by U.S. News & World Report. Phuket was ranked number eight out of 30 in the ‘World’s Best Places to Visit’ list and number three out of 15 in the ‘Best Places to Visit in Asia’ list.  Cross Hotels & Resorts is very pleased to announce the signing of a hotel management agreement with PT Three Land Co., Ltd. for its third Phuket property, X2 Vibe Phuket Patong Center. The hotel enjoys a strategic location in the center of Phuket Patong Beach. Set to open in mid-2021, it is only 50-minutes’ drive from Phuket International Airport and a 10-minute walk to Patong Beach and the bustling Bangla Walking Street.  X2 Vibe Phuket Patong Center offers 323 guestrooms, all day dining restaurants, café and bar, meeting room and fitness facilities. Key features include specially designed family rooms and state-of-the-art kids club, large, adult swimming pool with sunken DJ Bar, underwater speakers, relaxing music and cocktails. The announcement follows the successful debut of X2 Vibe Phuket Patong in September 2018 and the signing of Away Phuket Le Coral in May 2019. X2 Vibe Phuket Patong is perfectly located close to key tourist attractions, large shopping mall and a two-minute walk from the beach. It features 136 modern rooms and villas and facilities including large central swimming pool and sundecks, spa, fitness center, restaurant, bar and meeting facilities. Away Phuket Le Coral is currently undergoing renovation with completion scheduled for late this year. Located on the beachfront of Natai Beach in Phang Nga Province, the hotel is only 40-minute drive from Phuket International Airport. Featuring 58 suites, it offers guests the experience of unspoilt nature and a beautiful, peaceful and relaxing atmosphere complete with private beach stretching along the Mangrove Forest Reserve. Highlights include nature inspired designer rooms, spectacular sea view infinity pool, restaurant and bar, spa, island tours, treks through virgin jungles and rafting adventures along scenic lakes and rivers. Cross Hotels & Resorts CEO, Peter Lucas said the company was very pleased to be signing its third hotel in Phuket within the past 12 months. “It is a significant milestone to be adding X2 Vibe Phuket Patong Center to our growing portfolio of hotels in Phuket – officially recognised as one of Asia and indeed the world’s best places to visit,’’ Mr. Lucas said. “It reinforces that we are delivering on our stated development aspirations of acquiring quality hotels with large inventories in the world’s most popular visitor destinations and gateway cities.” “Phuket has been clearly identified as a key target destination for Cross Hotels & Resorts now and into the future,’’ he said. Cross Hotels & Resorts EVP Commercial, Paul Wilson said the company was passionate about delivering unique commercial solutions for hotel owners and enriching experiences for our

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  The award-winning tented camp, Capella Ubud, Bali, today unveiled an exclusive weekend with celebrated architect and hospitality designer Bill Bensley, who invites guests to accompany him on a kaleidoscope of activities perfect for art and design enthusiasts. Having created over 200 resorts, hotels and palaces in more than 30 countries, inclusive of Capella Ubud, Bali, Bensley is known for his eclectic flair and for challenging the way that hotels are built and operate, which in Capella Ubud, Bali’s case resulted in the conceptualization of the camp with minimal intervention to the natural environment as well as preserving the rich history and heritage of Indonesia. Guests will be able to join Bill Bensley on a curated art tour through the camp grounds and Bali, participate in a sketch class, a morning run and two dinners, and will receive one personalized, signed copy of Bill Bensley’s coffee table book “Escapism,” and a drawing of the tent that guests will stay in during the weekend. The tent accommodations include high-end amenities and a relaxing 75-minutes Balinese massage. This one-of-kind experience offers guests a truly unique way to experience Bali through the eyes of one of the world’s most iconic designers. Outlined below is a detailed list of the package offerings, combined with the amenities regularly offered at the property: A curated guided art tour through the camp and Bali by Bill Bensley A visit to Neka museum with a private guided tour to explore a large collection of Rudolf Bonnet’s works together with Bill Bensley who is an avid and passionate collector of Bonnet’s works followed by a picnic lunch will served en-route to the Bensley design Studio in Sanur A trip to Bill Bensley’s favorite antique stores on the island. A sketch class and a guided morning run with Bill Bensley One Rijsttafel dinner at Mads Lange and an Omakase dinner at Api Jiwa hosted by Bill Bensley One personalized, signed copy of Bill Bensley’s coffee table book “Escapism” One personalized, a signed drawing of the tent that will be yours during this weekend A 75-minutes Balinese massage per person 3% of percentage of the revenue that is generated by this weekend package will be donated to the Shinta Mani Foundation, an organization founded by Bill Bensley that seeks to improve the lives of Cambodians and Cambodian communities. Capella Ubud, Bali also gives back to the local community by supporting ongoing corporate social responsibilities programs that create employment, preserve the local cultural heritage, procuring local food and beverage products, promoting education, sustainability and preserving the environment. The package is valid for stays from November 1, 2019 – November 3, 2019 at the one-bedroom tents. Rates start from USD 1300 plus 11% tax and 10% service charge per tent, per night. In order for guests to enjoy all of the activities, they must arrive by 11:00 am on November 1, 2019. Reservations are subject to availability. Cancellation fees of 100% of room charge with taxes for the entire stay will apply immediately upon confirmation. Nonrefundable 100% full prepayment is

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Katy Perry returns with her second single of 2019, “Small Talk.” The sparkling track is a poignant acknowledgement of the emotional distance that develops after a break-up, with Katy observing, “We had conversations about forever now it’s about the weather okay/I just can’t believe/We went from strangers to lovers to strangers in a lifetime.” She wrote “Small Talk” with Johan Carlsson, Charlie Puth and Jacob Kasher Hindlin. Johan Carlsson and Charlie Puth produced the track with Peter Karlsson producing the vocals. “Small Talk” follows Katy’s summer hit, “Never Really Over”, which marked her first new solo music since 2017. “Never Really Over” was the biggest streaming launch of Katy’s career and has been certified Gold. Hailing it as a “euphoric breakup anthem,” PAPER proclaimed, “Katy Perry Is Back and Better Than Ever.” Earlier this week, Katy was awarded a plaque commemorating 100 million RIAA song certifications. She is one of only five artists in history to have topped 100 million certified units with their digital singles – and the first-ever Capitol Records recording artist to join the elite RIAA 100 Million Certified Songs club in the U.S.

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 Oris 40th Squadron Limited Edition Oris is proud to announce the 40th Squadron Limited Edition, a watch that celebrates a new partnership with 40th Squadron Heli, the Belgian Air Force search and rescue team. The squadron was formed in 1974, and in nearly five decades of service has saved countless lives. Oris honours the squadron with this limited edition version of the Big Crown ProPilot, a 45.00 mm stainless steel watch coated in grey PVD. The model’s military-inspired detailing reflects the orange, green and beige livery of the Sea King helicopters the 40th Squadron operates, and the case back is engraved with the squadron’s insignia. It’s powered by an automatic mechanical movement that provides it with big day and date indications, it comes on a military green fabric strap, and it’s water-resistant to 10 bar (100 metres). Only 500 pieces will be made. For more information, please contact Trocadero Time Tel. 02 163 0555. Gucci G-Timeless Iconic The G-Timeless family has branched out with the introduction of two new quartz timepieces, which represent a solid direction for the line. Influenced by Gucci codes, the watches feature characteristic style notes, including the large central bee motif on the dial. Depicted with a refined thread-effect finish, mimicking the house’s embroideries, the design captures the brand’s unique spirit. The watches feature a 38mm steel case, a silver sunbrushed dial, and sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating. Whilst one has a steel bracelet, the other is worked in steel and yellow gold PVD. Both designs are very versatile and easily combined with any outfit. Made in Switzerland, the timepieces are water resistant to 50m. For more information, Tel. 02-163-0555. SWATCH FLYMAGIC SWATCH FLYMAGIC is the first 100% Swiss-made watch that integrates the Nivachron™ innovative balance spring, made from a newly developed titanium-based alloy with exceptional paramagnetic characteristics. The Nivachron™ balance spring reduces the detrimental influence of a magnetic field. This 100% Swiss-made component also offers effective resistance to changes in temperature and excellent shock resistance, as well as precision that sets a new standard for automatic watches. SWATCH FLYMAGIC has a new variation of the Sistem51 movement. The caliber has been reversed with the mechanics facing the viewer, and 15 components are added to make it function properly in this orientation. The transparent winding rotor is mounted over the hand, and the small second hand rotates counter clockwise. SWATCH FLYMAGIC has a diameter of 45 mm, made of stainless steel. All models come in a luxurious boxset with two high-end calfskin straps and a rubber strap and with a retail price of 49,900 baht.  

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Experience impressive fashion show and enjoy delightful afternoon tea set created from the beauty of jewelry from the famous brand form Italy, ‘MISIS’. The multi-brand store and importer of stylish design jewelry, ‘MISIS’  hosted ‘MISIS Gems of the Sea’ to unveil beyond experience of jewelry appreciation with the fashion show of latest collections from ‘MISIS’ inspired by the beauty under the sea and feature uniqueness and highlight of design in the new format through the creation of delicious afternoon tea set in both savory and sweet menu by talented chef at The St. Regis Bangkok at The St. Regis Bar on the 12th floor of The St. Regis Bangkok recently. This highly exclusive afternoon tea is honored by H.E. Mr. Lorenzo Galanti, Ambassador of Italy to participate the event in Thailand, including special highlight from talented designer Karatphet Issara, Creative Director of KEMISSARA to create impression for the show by creating gorgeous outfit to present  MISIS collections.  ‘MISIS’ is a jewelry brand from Vicenza in Italy, established in 1986 by Alberto Piaserico, who’s been recognized in jewelry industry and ladies around the world for a long time. Imagination and freshness have become the distinctive features of MISIS linking them to fashion and to the season’s style trends demonstrated through the premium quality jewelry crafted by expert jewelry makers that has become remarkable uniqueness of MISIS. The first shop was opened in the heart of Verona city. The stopless ride of MISIS let it conquer the shop-windows of the most prestigious jewelleries and access to the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles worn by many international stars. Lush nature, multi-coloured, facet of happiness in life, and outstanding lifestyle of a lady, lie at the base of every MISIS creation. These key concepts are interpreted in a different way depending on design concept of each collection through the colorful creation of exquisite jewelry that become evocative, suggestive accessories, sometimes ironic and sometimes romantic as the gems which can well characterize the distinctive uniqueness of a lady. The new collections of MISIS being introduced this time also featured as the concept to create special afternoon tea set include 5 collections. ‘Reef Party’ reflects the beauty of coral reef filling with mystic charm but with a vibe of cheerfulness beyond imagination, including the sea life along the reef magnificently, from bright star fish, red coral, and golden seashells.  ‘Ama’ feminine style collection inspired by women of the sea who are specialized in free diving to gather sea shells. ‘Positano’ presents the magical beauty of the sea in Positano, famous beach area since the ancient Roman times by the historic Tuscan hills. ‘Poseidon’, another collection which remains the inspiration of the sea but with hidden interpretation of the marine life conservation. ‘Isla de mujeres’ the collection telling story of the voyage to the world of abysses and discover the beautiful starfish and galleons between the blue of the sea under the sun. Experience the precious gem collections from ‘MISIS’ now at SETTE PECCATI BOUTIQUE on the M floor at Siam Paragon, G Floor at female accessory zone (HER LAB), Siam Discovery, and the 2nd floor at female accessory zone, Siam Takashimaya. Savor special afternoon tea set, Gems of the Sea

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Gucci unveiled its latest timepieces and jewelry novelties in Bangkok, Thailand, at the Siam Paragon Watch Expo. The special presentation opens its doors to visitors from now until August 7th, 2019. The overall design concept brings together dusty blue blocks of color to place the latest watches and jewelry firmly in the spotlight, enabling their beauty and stories to shine. The counters, wallpaper, and carpet are all adorned with this distinctive yet timeless shade of blue, offset by elegant pale pink and pistachio tower displays and touches of tactile jewel-tone velvet. Sharp black lines, discreet steel studs, shining curved glass surfaces, and illuminated logos add a modern touch. On displays are the most recent watch and jewelry lines and novelties from Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry. The new models include: new creative combination of the G-Timeless watch and a playful Gucci Strawberry print, a bold new look for the G-Timeless Automatic line as well as characterful jewelry from Fine and Silver collections.

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Katy Perry returns with her second single of 2019, “Small Talk.” The sparkling track is a poignant acknowledgement of the emotional distance that develops after a break-up, with Katy observing, “We had conversations about forever now it’s about the weather okay/I just can’t believe/We went from strangers to lovers to strangers in a lifetime.” She wrote “Small Talk” with Johan Carlsson, Charlie Puth and Jacob Kasher Hindlin. Johan Carlsson and Charlie Puth produced the track with Peter Karlsson producing the vocals. “Small Talk” follows Katy’s summer hit, “Never Really Over”, which marked her first new solo music since 2017. “Never Really Over” was the biggest streaming launch of Katy’s career and has been certified Gold. Hailing it as a “euphoric breakup anthem,” PAPER proclaimed, “Katy Perry Is Back and Better Than Ever.” Earlier this week, Katy was awarded a plaque commemorating 100 million RIAA song certifications. She is one of only five artists in history to have topped 100 million certified units with their digital singles – and the first-ever Capitol Records recording artist to join the elite RIAA 100 Million Certified Songs club in the U.S.

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It was 50 years ago today, on August 8, 1969, that the world’s most famous band stepped out from London’s EMI Recording Studios to stride, single-file, across the black and white stripes of Abbey Road’s nearby zebra crossing. With photographer Iain Macmillan balanced on a stepladder and one policeman stopping the street’s light traffic, The Beatles crossed back and forth three times, led by John Lennon, followed by Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison. Just six photos were taken, with the fifth selected as the cover shot for The Beatles’ penultimate studio album, Abbey Road, named after the tree-lined street in which the studios are located. Released September 26, 1969, Abbey Road was not The Beatles’ final album, as Let It Be followed in 1970, but it was the last one John, Paul, George, and Ringo recorded together as a band. The Beatles will celebrate Abbey Road’s anniversary with a suite of beautifully presented packages to be released worldwide on September 27 Now available for preorder, the album’s 17 tracks are newly mixed by producer Giles Martin and mix engineer Sam Okell in stereo, high res stereo, 5.1 surround, and Dolby Atmos, accompanied by 23 session recordings and demos, most of which are previously unreleased. “The Beatles recording journey had gone through many twists and turns, learning curves and thrilling rides. Here we were – still wondering at the magic of it all,” McCartney recalls in his written foreword for Abbey Road’s anniversary edition packages. This is the first time Abbey Road has been remixed and presented with additional session recordings and demos. The album’s sweeping new edition follows the universally acclaimed remixed and expanded anniversary editions of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and The BEATLES (‘White Album’) released in 2017 and 2018, respectively. To create Abbey Road’s new stereo, 5.1 surround, and Dolby Atmos mixes, Martin and Okell worked with an expert team of engineers and audio restoration specialists at Abbey Road Studios. All the new Abbey Roadreleases feature the new stereo album mix, sourced directly from the original eight-track session tapes. To produce the mix, Giles was guided by the album’s original stereo mix supervised by his father, George Martin. “The magic comes from the hands playing the instruments, the blend of The Beatles’ voices, the beauty of the arrangements,” Giles Martin explains in his written introduction for the new edition. “Our quest is simply to ensure everything sounds as fresh and hits you as hard as it would have on the day it was recorded.” Abbey Road’s Super Deluxe box set presents 40 tracks – including “The Long One” Trial Edit & Mix for the album’s epic Side 2 medley – on three CDs (stereo) and one Blu-ray disc (Dolby Atmos, 96kHz/24 bit high resolution stereo, and 96 kHz/24 bit DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1). The four discs are housed in a slip-sleeved 12” by 12” 100-page hardbound book with McCartney’s foreword; Martin’s introduction; insightful, in-depth chapters written by Beatles historian, author, and radio producer Kevin Howlett covering the months preceding The Beatles’ Abbey Road sessions, track-by-track details and session notes, the cover art and photo shoot, and the album’s reception upon its

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Dinosaurs are once again roaming international soil on the World Tour of the globally-acclaimed production, Walking With Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular. Watched by over 9 million people in more than 250 cities around the world, Walking With Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular, opened its World Tour in the UK in July 2018 and has embarked on an international tour, taking over arenas across Europe. The $20 million production features updated, state of the art technology, underlining its position as the biggest and best dinosaur show in the world.  This updated production showcases spectacular and colourful changes to the dinosaurs based on the latest scientific research including the likely feathering of some species. Walking With Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular is produced by Global Creatures. The one-hour,          40 minute show depicts the dinosaurs’ evolution with almost cinematic realism. Walking With Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular has scenes of the interactions between dinosaurs, how carnivorous dinosaurs evolved to walk on two legs, and how the herbivores fended off their more agile predators.  Nine species are represented from the entire 200 million year reign of the dinosaurs. The show includes the Tyrannosaurus Rex, the terror of the ancient terrain, as well as the Plateosaurus and Liliensternus from the Triassic period, the Stegosaurus and Allosaurus from the Jurassic period and Torosaurus and Utahraptor from the Cretaceous period. The largest of them, the Brachiosaurus, is 11 meters tall and 17 meters from nose to tail. It took a team of 50 – including engineers, fabricators, skin makers, artists, painters and animatronic experts - a year to build the production.  The history of the world is played out with the splitting of the earth’s continents, and the transition from the arid desert of the Triassic period is given over to the lush green prairies and forces of the later Jurassic. Oceans form, volcanoes erupt, a forest catches fire – all leading to the impact of the massive comet, which struck the earth, and forced the extinction of the dinosaurs.  The show originated from Australia, where after years of planning and work Walking With Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular came to life in January 2007. Soon after this the show went on to conquer the whole world with record-breaking audiences. Show date: 12-15 September 2019 Venue: Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani Ticket prices: start at THB600 Rounds: 10 shows THU 12 Sep 18:30 FRI 13 Sep 10:30 / 14:30 / 18:30 SAT 14 Sep 10:30 / 14:30 / 18:30 SUN 15 Sep 10:30 / 14:30 / 18:30For more information: www.bectero.com

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Nestlé Pure Life has continued its commitment to sustainable water management and environmental conservation by receiving the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS)certification, the world-class standard that recognizes good water resource stewardship practices, for the company’s factory in Surat Thani. Last year, Nestlé Pure Life ‘s factory in Ayutthaya was the first to be certified. This recent achievement marks Nestlé Pure Life as the only company in Thailand to be certified by this prestigious institution, emphasizing the company’s success  that reflects thecommitment to sustainable water management and environmental conservation, in line with Nestlé’s purpose of ‘Enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future’. “At Nestle Pure Life, we recognize the importance of sustainable water resources for today and for the future. Water is a scarce resource with less than 1 percent of the world’s supply usable for consumption. Nestlé Pure Life, as the no.1 drinking bottled water in the world, cares for water conservation and has been committed to responsibly and sustainably managing water resources for future generations by following water stewardship practice, starting with where we operate. Therefore, we are truly pleased that our Surat Thani factory has been certified by the international AWS standard. As part of the commitment to making water resource stewardship the topmost priority, we strive to achieve the AWS standard in all our Nestle Waters factories around the world by 2025.,” says Luca Chioda, Business Executive Officer – Waters, Nestlé (Thai) Ltd. The AWS Standard is the only recognized international standard for water stewardship.  It requires that water-using operations understand shared challenges within the catchment where they operate as well as the water risks and opportunities facing the site itself.  The AWS Standard recognizes and encourages best practices by water-using sites, continuous improvement and collaboration between sites and their stakeholders on catchment challenges.  AWS seeks to achieve four water outcomes at a site and catchment level; sustainable water balance, good water quality, good water governance and healthy important water-related areas Chris Wootton, Chief Executive Officer - AWS Asia-Pacific adds: “AWS is leading a global movement for responsible use of freshwater in a way that is socially and economically beneficial and environmentally sustainable. Over recent years, we have been joined in that movement by major companies, non-government organisations (NGOs) and governments. Nestlé has been at the forefront of that movement, so we are delighted that Nestlé Pure Life has shown such strong commitment to sustainable water stewardship. The achievement of Surat Thani factory as the second site in Thailand certified to the AWS standard, following Ayutthaya factory, reflects the commitment of Nestlé (Thai) Ltd that helps setting a new benchmark for others to focus not only on quality of the product but also on the sustainability of water resources, ecosystems and communities around their operations.” The key objectives of Nestle Pure Life’s efforts in encouraging environmental sustainability and water resource conservation include understanding the local communities around their factories expectations towards water usage and consumption, constant monitoring of water quality to safeguard water resources where they operate, as well as implementing the long-term sustainability project, especially the community surrounding the company’s factory. Recently, Nestle Pure Life’s factory in Surat Thani has invited the representatives of local community and students from Wat Thung Siad School

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