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With the great feedback and popularity, the first branch has received at Siam Takashimaya, “AZABU SABO” – Japan’s famous Homemade Hokkaido Milk Gelato Shop has become one of the top check-in spots of Icon Siam. The higher demands from Thai Gelato fans along with requests for new branches have reached the Japanese Restaurant Expert – JAO Prosperity Company Limited – and the decision has been made with the latest branch at Central World (7th fl.) complimented by new interiors and menus. AZABU SABO features Gelato type of the frozen dessert with the specialty rich texture that allow the treat to be served with the high tips that hold. The ingredients mainly sourced from Japan include the main ingredient of 100% authentic farm fresh Hokkaido milk which are expertly crafted with secret recipes and techniques resulting in distinctive gelato flavors available at AZABU SABO only! The special features that have all fallen in love range from the specially designed cones imported from Japan either the choice of Single Cone (triangular cone) or Double Cone (rectangular cone) onto over 30 delectable flavors to choose and combine. The top 2 most recommended flavors are “Green Teas” with the choices of original green tea, Genmai roasted rice green tea, red bean green tea and the all-time favorite “Hokkaido Milk”. The flavor selections at AZABU SABO are categorized into 1) Green Teas Selection with Original Green Tea – the robust one for true green tea lovers, Red Bean Green Tea – with the added texture from the delicious red bean paste, Genmaicha Roasted Rice Green Tea – the pleasing, soft and aromatic milky flavor, and Hojicha Burnt Roasted Rice Tea for the earthy Hojicha fans 2) Fruity Selection with the fresh Hokkaido milk base the fruity selection offers flavors inlcuding Strawberry, Double Berries, Durian made with authentic Golden Pillow Durian, Mango made with Mahachanok mango, Yuzu with authentic Japanese imports, Black Sesame – with the secret recipe for the smoothest nutritious flavor, Passion Fruit and Avocado 3) Western Classics Selection including Maple Syrup Walnuts with crunchy crackers, Cookie and Cream, Sea Salt Caramel and Chocolate Chips 4) Milky Chocolate and Coffee Selection including Chocolate Banana, Cocoa Pop, Chocolate, Oreo, Coffee and Rum Raisin and last but not least 5) Hokkaido Milk Selection including the must-try Hokkaido Milk, Caramel, Choc Chips and Vanilla. For the Double Cone mix and match, it is recommended to pair milky with tea or fruity flavors and not the fruity with the teas. One of the best combinations is Cookie and Cream with Black Sesame which mix really nicely and create the best palette cleansing duo! The latest AZABU SABO on the 7th floor of Central World provides over 15 seats for the gelato lovers who want to taste the different gelato flavors offering in various menus including soft ice-cream, parfait, and drinks as well as the new branch’s exclusives as follow, 1. “SLUSH” – the light and fragrant blended treat is made with Hokkaido milk and snowy ice drizzled in specialty syrups. Choose from 2 snowy

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Eleven years ago, Airbnb founders Brian and Joe inflated three airbeds in the living room of their San Francisco apartment and the company was born. From airbeds, Airbnb expanded to spare rooms and then to entire homes, to Airbnb Plus and even to boutique hotels. Today Airbnb is bringing the same innovative approach to luxury travel by introducing Airbnb Luxe — a new luxury experience that makes personal and bespoke travel more accessible to everyone. Airbnb Luxe provides access to unique and spectacular properties with dedicated trip designers to arrange bespoke experiences and services to make every stay truly magical. With homes that are destinations in themselves, travelers can stay at incredible places, including award-winning homes in New Zealand and South Africa, castles in France, breathtaking historic villas in Tuscany and modern luxury villas in Thailand’s hottest resort destinations. Airbnb Luxe is built on the deep expertise in luxury travel Airbnb gained from its acquisition of Luxury Retreats in 2017. This new tier launches with more than 2,000 handpicked homes around the world, each one passing strict evaluation across 300+ criteria to meet standards in both design and function. This includes elevated design standards on a variety of elements, from premium materials and finishes and rare and unique features, to spaces that accommodate groups, highly functional design, chef-grade appliances and the proper amount of bathrooms corresponding to each bedroom. Each Airbnb Luxe booking provides access to a dedicated, highly trained trip designer who will ensure the stay is tailored to the traveler’s unique needs every step of the way. After booking a property, the trip designer can help ensure effortless check-in, coordinating local bespoke experiences and activities, and arranging a wide range of services from childcare to private chefs to in-house massage therapists - or, for the dedicated, personal training sessions in your own private gym. “Today’s luxury traveler is craving more than just high-end accommodations; they seek transformation and experiences that leave them feeling more connected to each other and to their destination,” said Brian Chesky, Airbnb Co-Founder, CEO and Head of Community.  “With Airbnb Luxe we are applying the same approach we’ve used since we launched Airbnb more than 11 years ago — creating local, authentic and magical travel moments now in amazing places to stay — to reimagine the way people think and experience luxury travel.”   Urban Luxury In addition to chateaux and chalets, Airbnb Luxe will also open the door to spectacular places to stay in cities, a new area of focus. Building on the places to stay already available in cities like London — be it a Kensington oasis or a Sloane Square penthouse; and Los Angeles — like this French Country estate, we plan to add incredible properties in at least 12 more cities this year, including Milan, Paris and Austin. Literary fans can seek inspiration and beachfront luxury at The Fleming Villa in Jamaica where Ian Fleming wrote his famous spy novels. Others may prefer complete privacy and exclusivity by booking an entire island with its very own self-declared time

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To celebrate its 120-year anniversary Maison Berger Paris, the global leader in high-end home fragrance products, has partnered with Lolita Lempicka for an exclusive collection "Maison Berger x Lolita Lempicka". It’s the story of a historical perfumer of living spaces which meets a timeless designer of body perfume. It is the first collaboration between a French high end fashion designer of international renown, and the world famous perfume creator, Lolita Lempicka and Maison Berger Paris. The aim is to present a special collection that combines science and art that derive from the strengths of the two world-class French brands. The important cooperation between the two leading French companies is highlighted, unveiling a new innovation to the world of perfume industry. Maison Berger Paris has shared its historic know-how and expertise in Home Fragrance and created the room fragrance collection with a unique olfactory signature. In addition, the fragrance is also captivating, being the first time that a body perfume has been faithfully transcribed into an Olfactory score of Parfum de Maisons….With a strong development by The Nose result a technical achievement that conserves the sweetness, sensuality and femininity of “Mom Premier Parfum” by Lolita Lempicka. Mon Premier Parfum has an alluring charm as it is one of the most popular scent of young women around the world. The Parfum de Maison Lolita Lempicka provides a sweet and fruity mood. It is a subtle blend of liquorice, with heart notes of cherry, violet and Cistus Labdanum – a heady nectar from Cistus shrub. The sweet aroma of flowers and fruits reflects the sweetness of a woman's charm without any distortion from the original fragrance. For the very first touch, you will receive the freshness of ivy leaves, star anise and Liquorice flower before being enchanted by the sweetness of Violet Flower, Cherry and Iris and ended up with the aroma with Tonka bean, caramel and Cistus Labdanum Products in the collection “Maison Berger x Lolita Lempicka” include lamps, scented bouquets and Parfum de Maison "Lolita Lempicka". The offer is limited and very attractive offer at price of THB 5,270 for a Lamp; and THB 2,270 for Scented Bouquet. Both products offer a free fragrance in the set. Refill also available at THB 1,170 for 500ml fragrance; and THB 1,570 for 200ml Scented Bouquet refill  “Maison Berger x Lolita Lempicka” collection are available at all branches of Maison Berger Paris and online channel.

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Diners have a favourite casual American restaurant just steps away from Chaweng Beach. That is the essence of Stacked. Inspired by a beachside “surf shack” and American classic summer, the eatery itself is spacious and modern – the restaurant design of natural colours and materials reinforces the welcoming atmosphere with reclaimed tin roofing, playful wall decorations and a chic LED chandelier making for an ambience that is both funky and sabai sabai. Whether you’re opting for a traditional burger or one that is unique, Stacked has got it covered for those who are looking for a flavourful Thai taste. Stacked offers three iconic menus inspired by three renowned Thai specialities. “Taste of Siam” conjures up a trio of traditional Thai dishes that have been morphed into burgers. The “Kraprow Moo Burger” features warmly heated burger bread stacked with gently grilled spiced pork and the full flavour of aromatic Krapaw sauce and basil leaves herb aioli and chilli along with a fried egg on top. It definitely works. Similarly, opt for the popular “Tom Yum Pla Burger” with battered Alaskan pollock, or the “Larb Gai Burger”, which is all about crispy chicken and northern-style spices. Each of these delicious burgers comes replete with French fries and Stacked coleslaw. Stacked is open daily from 12:00 to 24:00. For reservations, please call +66 (0) 7791 5222 or book through www.stacked-samui.com.

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This Summer, travel in style to the luxurious destination of your dream and experience luxury at its finest at one of these hotels. Here are our top 5 unforgettable holiday destinations for those who know about and enjoy the finer things in life. Perfecting the Art of Summer Combining understated luxury with traditional local architecture and contemporary elegance, the Myconian Collection's portfolio of hotels offer unparalleled accommodation and amenities. Start your mornings with private yoga and Pilates sessions on the lush green grass of your private garden. Enjoy exclusive aerial views of Mykonos and the Cyclades Archipelago with a helicopter charter directly from the resort’s helipad. A fleet of limousines and Range Rovers (and the resort’s chauffeurs) will see to it that you travel comfortably around the island while private yacht cruises mean you can enjoy the pristine turquoise waters of Mykonos’ remote coves and other top destinations on nearby islands, including Santorini and Paros. More information, click. Reimagine your Summer in Jerusalem Jerusalem is a capital forever being rebuilt, reimagined. For those lucky enough to live here, this means that one of the oldest cities in the world is also one of the youngest. The luxurious rooms and suites at the Mamilla Hotel capture this dialogue of time and texture. Walk in and encounter a vibrant mix of sensuous contrasts. Every detail is designed and carefully selected by renowned interior architect Pierro Lissoni. Luxury touches abound, from the imported Frette linens to pure Bvlgari amenities. More information, click. Discover the Black Forest Centrally located in the renowned German spa town of Baden-Baden, Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa is an urban oasis set in a private park facing the famous Lichtentaler Allee. Discover the beautiful Black Forest countryside with a drive out in one of the hotel’s three classic cars – a Porsche 928, a VW Samba bus named “Oskar”, or VW Beetle Convertible called “Herbie”. Set off with a picnic from Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa, stop wherever takes your fancy and enjoy a hamper of salmon sandwiches, chocolate cake, champagne and other delicacies, freshly prepared for you by the hotel’s chefs. More information, click. Family Fun In Dubai Stay with your family in Dubai and enjoy complimentary tickets to entertainment attractions. A family escape to remember. Armani Dubai Hotel curates personalised, luxurious experiences for you and your family. Create unforgettable memories with your family and choose from an exciting array of nearby must-see attractions. Stay 2 nights and enjoy benefits such as Daily buffet breakfast, and tickets to Reel Cinema or Dubai Ice Rink per person per stay. More information, click. Go from Forest to Fairway Spend two nights at Treetops Lodge plus two nights at Kinloch Club and enjoy an additional fifth night complimentary at the lodge of your choice. Explore the wilderness of Treetops Estate or enjoy a round of world-class golf overlooking Lake Taupo and combine two iconic lodge experiences. Escape to a secluded forest getaway, wander native trails through pristine forest, and forge enduring connections with the people and the land. Follow that with a day on the greens challenging yourself on their championship

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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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There’s also a place to see the beautiful Autumn color and foliage together with your family, friends or your special one to capture the impression of unique natural scenery in Japan. The new experience that you will definitely love Japan in the angle that you have never been touched before. Here are recommanded tourist routes in Eastern Hokkaido and Tohoku - the region in North East of Japan. Recommended tourist attractions in Eastern Hokkaido There are charm and natural wonder that create with the exciting new tourist route of Eastern Hokkaido. You can visit here every season such as winter is extremely cold until the water becomes frozen, or in the spring, you will experience the beautiful flowers and lush green nature. How to get there: Fly from Haneda airport (Tokyo) to Kushiro airport in Hokkaido   Recommended hotel: Kushiro Prince Hotel (Kushiro, Hokkaido) http://www.princehotels.com/kushiro/ Kushiro Prince Hotel is the gateway to Eastern Hokkaido where you can enjoy the magnificent nature of Hokkaido, including Kushiro Shitugen. It is located about 10 minutes’ walk from Kushiro station. You can enjoy sunset of Kushiro from the guestrooms which is known as one of three most beautiful sunset in the world. It is also great access to walk around Kushiro city such as “Washo Market”.   Travel around Kushiro Washo Market This market is like the kitchen of Kushiro people, founded in 1954 with over 50 stores. The special rice bowl menu of Washo market is “Katte Don” that let you buy a bowl of plain rice, then select raw fish or any seafood as you prefer to put on top of the bowl. You can also buy souvenirs such as processed seafood products, salmon flakes or canned fish roe, Kombu seaweed and etc. (5 minutes’ walk from Kushiro - JR station)   Nusamai Bridge This bridge connects both sides of Kushiro river, it’s 1 of 3 the most beautiful bridges in Hokkaido and also one of the most beautiful sunset spots in the world. Especially during Summer time, the heavy fog will cover the bridge mixing with the light of sunset which makes it even more beautiful. In the four corners of the bridge, there are four female statues in various chapters called the Statues of the Four Seasons which symbolizes Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter of Japan. (10 minutes’ walk from Kushiro Prince Hotel)   Recommended hotel: Kussharo Prince Hotel (Kussharo, Hokkaido) http://www.princehotels.com/kussharo/ Activities:   - Sea of mist  guide tour in Kussharo Experience the beauty of the sea mist in early morning and waiting for the first light to touch the mist. - Stars tour in Kussharo The sky in Kussharo is so clear that millions of stars can be seen. Enjoy the Star-watching tour at night by stars’ expert guides who will tell us the legend of star’s gods while enjoying warm drink.   Travel around the lake Lake Kussharo The crater lake in Akan-Mashu National Park in Eastern Hokkaido, one of the largest lake surface area with 57 kilometers’ circumference. During the winter season, the lake will be frozen so that will be the largest ice surface in Japan. There are various outdoor activities

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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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  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 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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Just outside of Tokyo, there are tons of attractions catering very much to almost everyone. The proximity of Chiba to Tokyo makes it a great stop on the way to the city and also makes a perfect place to take a side trip before leaving the country. Last winter I joined Narita Airport Transit & Stay Program for a press tour in Tako, Katori and Kozaki Town, Chiba prefecture. Narita Airport Transit & Stay Program offers free guided tours around the airport. Their tours are great for passengers in transits and tourists who have extra time after exploring Tokyo. The tour started with Michi no Eki Tako Ajisaikan, the roadsidestation in Tako Town with a large facility comprising a restaurant, a service area, and a marketplace offering fresh produce, including the town’s famous Tako-mai rice. You can purchase freshly made rice balls, giant deco sushi rolls and rice cakes, and enjoy a riverside lunch behind the premises. Renting an electric bike was straightforward and probably the best option to reach our next destination, Ten-Suzu, a local tempura restaurant where tempura was served freshly cooked, prepared in front of your eyes. The tour guide showed us to the counter, leaving us with the menu. I glanced over him observing the chef working solo, standing in the kitchen. His movement was unhurried, almost effortless, making the process of batter frying seemed so simple. Each ingredient was cooked separately one by one, delivered to the plate crisp and piping hot. The tempura was light, almost airy and tasted exceptionally good. To round off the meal, we were given rice, miso soup, and pickles with choices of condiments: sea salt, soy sauce and tsuyu for our tempura. To satisfy our sweet tooth we dropped by Shiraishi, a humble shop located just a minute’s walk from the tempura restaurant. Shiraishi offers a casual way to experience traditional Japanese sweets. The shop sold freshly made dango, a Japanese sweet made with rice flour with options including Mitarashi Dango (dango with sweet soy sauce) and Anko Dango (dango with red bean paste). Other desserts on offer were cupcakes, chestnut steamed buns and some classic Japanese bakery. Then we took a ride along the beautiful rice paddies to Nichihon-ji Temple, the tranquil site known for beautiful hydrangeas. According to our guide, it used to be a major training facility for monks where the ancient sutra scrolls were kept. On the second floor, you will find the display of an impressive ancient kimono. The expansive grounds house two Shinto shrines as the temple was built before the syncretism of Shinto and Buddhism. While strolling in a small Japanese garden, you will find a pond with lively carps. Before the darkness set in, we headed to Sawara, a small town in Katori City, an off-the-beaten-track attraction lying in a natural waterway known for its cherished ancient townscape. We checked in at Nipponia Sawara Merchant Town Hotel, a restored hotel comfortably located within walking distance from JR Sawara Station. YATA 103, my room, was previously part of a cotton merchant house. The

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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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Bangkok’s oldest international culinary spectacular is returning to one of the capital’s most exclusive addresses for a landmark 20th year with a star-studded line up of some of the world’s leading chefs, and a tribute to the City of Angels’ world-renowned street food culture. From 2nd – 8th September 2019, sixteen acclaimed chefs from nine countries – from France to Japan and from Taiwan to Portugal – will present an international culinary feast at the 20th World Gourmet Festival at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel.  With no less than thirteen Michelin stars amongst them, the brigade of chefs includes: Wolfgang Becker: Becker’s Restaurant in Trier, Germany (2 Michelin stars) Hervé Deville:  Momo in London, United Kingdom Alan Geaam: Alan Geaam in Paris, France (1 Michelin star) Kai Ho: Taïrroir in Taipei, Taiwan (2 Michelin stars) Chiho Kanzaki and Marcelo di Giacomo: Virtus in Paris, France (1 Michelin star) Hideki Ii: Shirosaka in Tokyo, Japan (1 Michelin star) Richie Lin: Mume in Taipei, Taiwan (1 Michelin star) Angel Zapata Martin: Barrafina in London, United Kingdom (1 Michelin star) Hajime Otowa and So Otowa: Ciel et Sol in Tokyo, Japan (1 Michelin star) Rui Silvestre: Vistas in Vila Nova de Cacela, Portugal (1 Michelin star) Andrea Spagoni: BeefBar in Hong Kong (1 Michelin star) Yoji Tokuyoshi: Tokuyoshi in Milan, Italy (1 Michelin star) Each chef will host two dinners in the hotel’s award-winning Biscotti, Madison, Spice Market and Shintaro restaurants. On Friday, 6th September 2019, Taiwanese chefs Kai Ho and Richie Lin will be joined by the chef behind Thailand’s much-loved and respected streets-to-stardom culinary tale, Ian Kittichai, whose restaurants include Issaya Siamese Club in Bangkok, Tangerine in Singapore and Spot Dessert Bar in New York City.  Chef Ian is an experienced hand when it comes to the World Gourmet Festival and his participation in the 20th anniversary celebration brings him full circle – in 2000 he was a member of the hotel’s culinary team who led the visiting international chefs during the inaugural event.  The trio of gastronomic artists will prepare a six-hands collaborative dinner of six courses – two each of their signature creations. In a first for the World Gourmet Festival, Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel will showcase the City of Angels’ enviable status as the best city in the world for street food on Thursday, 5th September 2019, when Bangkok’s popular street vendors will prepare their fare in food stalls strewn around the Parichart open-air garden courtyard.  And as has become a tradition and crowd pleaser in recent years, the exclusive fringe events in the hotel’s iconic lobby and Aqua Bar return, including the hugely popular World Gourmet Brunch on Sunday, 8th September 2019. Foodies and budding and professional chefs alike can attend master cooking classes by all the visiting chefs, where they will have the opportunity to see and taste specially prepared dishes from the chefs’ World Gourmet Festival menu repertoire.  Joining the stellar line up of chefs this year is famed Dutch chef Roger van Damme from Het Gebaar in Antwerp, Belgium, who was awarded the best pastry chef in the world honour at the ‘Best Chefs Awards’

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Diners have a favourite casual American restaurant just steps away from Chaweng Beach. That is the essence of Stacked. Inspired by a beachside “surf shack” and American classic summer, the eatery itself is spacious and modern – the restaurant design of natural colours and materials reinforces the welcoming atmosphere with reclaimed tin roofing, playful wall decorations and a chic LED chandelier making for an ambience that is both funky and sabai sabai. Whether you’re opting for a traditional burger or one that is unique, Stacked has got it covered for those who are looking for a flavourful Thai taste. Stacked offers three iconic menus inspired by three renowned Thai specialities. “Taste of Siam” conjures up a trio of traditional Thai dishes that have been morphed into burgers. The “Kraprow Moo Burger” features warmly heated burger bread stacked with gently grilled spiced pork and the full flavour of aromatic Krapaw sauce and basil leaves herb aioli and chilli along with a fried egg on top. It definitely works. Similarly, opt for the popular “Tom Yum Pla Burger” with battered Alaskan pollock, or the “Larb Gai Burger”, which is all about crispy chicken and northern-style spices. Each of these delicious burgers comes replete with French fries and Stacked coleslaw. Stacked is open daily from 12:00 to 24:00. For reservations, please call +66 (0) 7791 5222 or book through www.stacked-samui.com.

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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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  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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To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, five Airbnb hosts with homes that look like they belong on the Moon will offer their stay for US$11 per night, plus applicable taxes and fees, for a limited selection of dates occurring throughout August, September, October, and November*. This deal will be available for bookings made on July 20th, starting between 8am and 9am ET.  From a replica of a spaceship to a flying saucer, these “interstellar” homes are sure to transport you to the galaxy and beyond! Apollo 11 Spaceship, Pukaki, New Zealand US$11 per night, plus applicable taxes and fees. Availability: September 13-15, 2019 and September 27-29, 2019. Ready for takeoff! Here’s your chance to stay in a once in a lifetime spaceship modeled after Apollo 11. To boot, the host, Peter, built this capsule from scratch! You can thank your lucky stars this house has all the necessities, plus you can lie in bed at night and peer through the window above, stargazing and imagining you’re flying through space. Take in the beauty when the sun sets and during the day enjoy a hike near Mount Cook.   Architect’s Off-Grid Stargazing, Twentynine Palms, California US$11 per night, plus applicable taxes and fees. Availability: August 9-11, 2019 and August 16-18, 2019.   UFO Futuro Styled Flying Saucer, Redberth United Kingdom US$11 per night, plus applicable taxes and fees. Availability: September 27-29, 2019 and October 4-6, 2019. It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no it’s a flying saucer! Take note of how other lifeforms travel through space and sleep in this replica spaceship equipped with beds, a dining area, and even gaming classics for entertainment. This unique stay will be sure to be out of this world!   Moon Camp: A Joshua Retreat, Joshua Tree, California US$11 per night, plus applicable taxes and fees. Availability: August 16-18, 2019 and September 6-8, 2019. Travelers who fancy an off-the-grid stay will love this moon-like retreat. Enjoy the abundant amenities such as a gym, hammock, fire pit and grill while you gaze at the twinkling constellations. Fit for relaxation, exploration, and innovation, this home is also self-sustaining – powered entirely by solar panels. Your adventure awaits.   Unique and Secluded Airship, Scotland, United Kingdom US$11 per night, plus applicable taxes and fees. Availability: October 24-26, 2019 and November 21-23, 2019. Located on a picturesque island, this spacious airship is a work of art. This sustainable getaway has all the amenities you could hope for -- from an espresso machine to an indoor fireplace. Grab a cozy blanket and unwind on the deck spotting the Big Dipper or Orion’s Belt -- you’ll feel like you’re on another planet.  

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Eleven years ago, Airbnb founders Brian and Joe inflated three airbeds in the living room of their San Francisco apartment and the company was born. From airbeds, Airbnb expanded to spare rooms and then to entire homes, to Airbnb Plus and even to boutique hotels. Today Airbnb is bringing the same innovative approach to luxury travel by introducing Airbnb Luxe — a new luxury experience that makes personal and bespoke travel more accessible to everyone. Airbnb Luxe provides access to unique and spectacular properties with dedicated trip designers to arrange bespoke experiences and services to make every stay truly magical. With homes that are destinations in themselves, travelers can stay at incredible places, including award-winning homes in New Zealand and South Africa, castles in France, breathtaking historic villas in Tuscany and modern luxury villas in Thailand’s hottest resort destinations. Airbnb Luxe is built on the deep expertise in luxury travel Airbnb gained from its acquisition of Luxury Retreats in 2017. This new tier launches with more than 2,000 handpicked homes around the world, each one passing strict evaluation across 300+ criteria to meet standards in both design and function. This includes elevated design standards on a variety of elements, from premium materials and finishes and rare and unique features, to spaces that accommodate groups, highly functional design, chef-grade appliances and the proper amount of bathrooms corresponding to each bedroom. Each Airbnb Luxe booking provides access to a dedicated, highly trained trip designer who will ensure the stay is tailored to the traveler’s unique needs every step of the way. After booking a property, the trip designer can help ensure effortless check-in, coordinating local bespoke experiences and activities, and arranging a wide range of services from childcare to private chefs to in-house massage therapists - or, for the dedicated, personal training sessions in your own private gym. “Today’s luxury traveler is craving more than just high-end accommodations; they seek transformation and experiences that leave them feeling more connected to each other and to their destination,” said Brian Chesky, Airbnb Co-Founder, CEO and Head of Community.  “With Airbnb Luxe we are applying the same approach we’ve used since we launched Airbnb more than 11 years ago — creating local, authentic and magical travel moments now in amazing places to stay — to reimagine the way people think and experience luxury travel.”   Urban Luxury In addition to chateaux and chalets, Airbnb Luxe will also open the door to spectacular places to stay in cities, a new area of focus. Building on the places to stay already available in cities like London — be it a Kensington oasis or a Sloane Square penthouse; and Los Angeles — like this French Country estate, we plan to add incredible properties in at least 12 more cities this year, including Milan, Paris and Austin. Literary fans can seek inspiration and beachfront luxury at The Fleming Villa in Jamaica where Ian Fleming wrote his famous spy novels. Others may prefer complete privacy and exclusivity by booking an entire island with its very own self-declared time

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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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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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CANITT continue to design clothes to raise confidence in women and enhance their identity choosing the feminine looks in the blazer ‘Le Smoking’ to be the inspiration of this collection. Collection: PORTRAIT OF LADY C, the newest looks of CANITT that is not only answering the natural beauty aspect of women but array the elegant leadership that is what Khanidtha Daroonnate creative director always concentrated on. Therefore the framework of the suits portrayed image of professionalism have been reconstructed to matches the brand identity Dazzling, Magnificent and Graceful. “In the past the design of CANITT gave importance to pattern and prints that portray alluring and seductive looks. For this collection we persuaded the women of CANITT to dress in masculine style to see how they shine ‘Le Smoking’. The first idea that pops up was Vibeke Knudsen in the black powerful blazer by Yves Saint Laurent shot by Helmut Newton in 1975 revolution of sexual equality simple yet elegant style raised the confidence in women so as their true meaning” said the creative director. Tailored made pattern style have been use for the first time in design of shirts, blazers and clean cut long pants that would brings out the prominence and professional looks in them. The overall looks of this collection have been design with interesting details by the design team. The C-shape metal representing the brand in form of 2 hooks joining together. The masculine form and freedom in design that created for CANITT women to able to enjoy mix and match the design pieces during this season for their elegant essence and attraction. Meet the leadership characteristic reflecting creativity of CANITT women being shown through shades of Glamour Green and Bestie Brown to corporate the sweet design of simple yet elegant as definitions of strong women in the newest collection: PORTRAIT OF LADY C Now! Silhouette & Technique This collection consisted of variety of framework and cuttings which is always the identity of CANITT. Feminine Blouse shirts with masculine clean cutting for every occasion play suits that concentrated on the luxurious texture. Elegant and simple is always the heart of design through pattern with interesting details while there’s movement so as the draping design at the waistline are also signature of CANITT brand for the real CANITT women. Fabrics This collection fabric choice concentrated on luxurious texture preparation for winter such as special matte velvet which perfectly matches with cutting of masculine style blazer along with silk satin that is rigid and more durable than natural textile. The choice of best quality materials for comfort ability and confidence of the user.

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Bangkok’s International Festival of Dance & Music is back with its 21st edition celebrating the ultimate in opera, ballet, music and more from Sept 11 to Oct 23 This year Bangkok’s International Festival of Dance & Music celebrates 21 years of bringing the best in opera, ballet, music and more to a growing Bangkok audience. Scheduled from Sept 11 to Oct 23, this carefully curated six-week long Festival is full of performances that you don't want to miss, covering everything from the classical end of the scale all they way over to the modern and contemporary. The Festival opens with two classical operas: Turandot and Rusalka by Ekaterinburg Opera Theatre from Russia. The opera theatre, looked upon as a custodian of Russian and international musical traditions, is Russia’s oldest and has been recognized with 15 Golden Mask Awards (83 nominations). A prestigious award, the Golden Mask in Russia is the equivalent only to the Oscar and recognizes the best in all performing arts   Ekaterinburg Theatre’s first offering is Giacomo Puccini’s two-act opera Turandot (Sept 11), sung in Italian. The story set in China, has Prince Calaf falling in love with a coldhearted Princess. To marry her, a suitor must solve three riddles; wrong answers result in death. Calaf passes the test, but Turandot still refuses to marry him. He offers her a way out: if she is able to learn his name before dawn the next day, then at daybreak he will die. This remarkable version of Turandot features leading Italian tenor Paolo Lardinzzone playing Prince Calaf; Paolo has performed in leading opera theatres including La Scala of Milan and has been recognised with several awards. An extremely taxing role, Calaf demands a lot from the tenor, not only does he sing more than anyone else but the main duet “Nessun dorma” for which this opera is known for comes much later in the story.  And Paolo pulls it off with aplomb. Singing Turandot is an accomplished soprano: Zoya Tsererina from St Petersburg. No easy task, as Turandot too is a very demanding role. Interestingly Puccini left this opera incomplete and it fell to Franco Alfano to complete it based on sketches Puccini left behind. This is an opera full of show-stopping arias and an extremely dramatic score. And Ekateringburg Theatre turns into a spectacle that it was meant to be. On Sept 13, the company stages Antonin Dvorak’s Rusalka, an opera in three acts, sung in Czech. Of Dvorak’s 10 operas Rusalka has found a permanent place in the international repertoire of all major opera theatres. If the story of the Little Mermaid intrigues, Rusalka will positively enchant.  The story is simple: an immortal water nymph falls in love with a prince and yearns to become human. Dvorak’s score keeps the human and mythical worlds apart while it explores the disturbing universe of this Slavic fairy tale. With his music Dvorak brings into focus the essential differences between humans and supernatural beings. It's a dark tale of love, and differences that can never be bridged.

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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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CANITT continue to design clothes to raise confidence in women and enhance their identity choosing the feminine looks in the blazer ‘Le Smoking’ to be the inspiration of this collection. Collection: PORTRAIT OF LADY C, the newest looks of CANITT that is not only answering the natural beauty aspect of women but array the elegant leadership that is what Khanidtha Daroonnate creative director always concentrated on. Therefore the framework of the suits portrayed image of professionalism have been reconstructed to matches the brand identity Dazzling, Magnificent and Graceful. “In the past the design of CANITT gave importance to pattern and prints that portray alluring and seductive looks. For this collection we persuaded the women of CANITT to dress in masculine style to see how they shine ‘Le Smoking’. The first idea that pops up was Vibeke Knudsen in the black powerful blazer by Yves Saint Laurent shot by Helmut Newton in 1975 revolution of sexual equality simple yet elegant style raised the confidence in women so as their true meaning” said the creative director. Tailored made pattern style have been use for the first time in design of shirts, blazers and clean cut long pants that would brings out the prominence and professional looks in them. The overall looks of this collection have been design with interesting details by the design team. The C-shape metal representing the brand in form of 2 hooks joining together. The masculine form and freedom in design that created for CANITT women to able to enjoy mix and match the design pieces during this season for their elegant essence and attraction. Meet the leadership characteristic reflecting creativity of CANITT women being shown through shades of Glamour Green and Bestie Brown to corporate the sweet design of simple yet elegant as definitions of strong women in the newest collection: PORTRAIT OF LADY C Now! Silhouette & Technique This collection consisted of variety of framework and cuttings which is always the identity of CANITT. Feminine Blouse shirts with masculine clean cutting for every occasion play suits that concentrated on the luxurious texture. Elegant and simple is always the heart of design through pattern with interesting details while there’s movement so as the draping design at the waistline are also signature of CANITT brand for the real CANITT women. Fabrics This collection fabric choice concentrated on luxurious texture preparation for winter such as special matte velvet which perfectly matches with cutting of masculine style blazer along with silk satin that is rigid and more durable than natural textile. The choice of best quality materials for comfort ability and confidence of the user.

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Off the back of the biggest sustainability event in the region last year, the organisers of PHIST (Phuket Hotels for Islands Sustaining Tourism) 2019 have a message for all eco warriors: “Get down with digital and set the cameras rolling – with the filter set to green.” The brainchild of PHIST co-founder Bill Barnett, Green Beat 60 is an innovative video competition that offers a completely no-holds barred opportunity for budding eco activists to show their passion and creativity to shoot for a minute on what makes them mad about the environmental mess we are in. “When it comes to the environment, the kids leading the way – just look at Greta Thunberg and the School Strike 4 Climate campaign. So let’s listen to them. Green Beat 60 lets all comers, including schoolkids and students, share their ideas about the environment, what it means to them, and how the future will look unless we get it sorted. It’s fun, it’s engaging and it doesn’t matter how insane it is – we’re listening,” Bill said Green Beat 60 invites all ages to create 60-second videos on an environmental theme that really matters to them. Climate change, ocean plastic, deforestation, wildlife extinction, food shortages, soil degradation. “Unfortunately the list of critical issue facing Planet Earth is long. But we’re creating an opportunity to bang the drum about it,” added Bill. No special equipment is needed; any mobile device or digital camera will do. Drone shots are also welcome. So whether you’re a student with an exciting project, a school class saving the rainforest, colleagues curing climate change, or simply someone with a story to tell, we want to hear from you. Documentaries, sketches, skits, vlogs and music videos are all invited, as long as they don’t exceed 60 seconds. Filmmakers will be judged in eight categories, ranging from primary school age to university students, families, community groups, hotels and more. The best film from each category will be screened at PHIST 2019, the sustainability forum that attracts over 500 tourism and hospitality delegates from across Southeast Asia. The top three entries will receive prizes, including THB65,000 (approx. US$1,600) worth of retail and hospitality vouchers, and the best film will win the Green Beat Best Film Award. An exciting new generation of eco warriors is emerging – let’s listen to them! Help us beat the green drum and save the Earth! To discover more about Green Beat 60, please visit phist.phukethotelsassociation.com/green-beat-60.

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