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The global award-winning ‘HARNN Heritage Spa’, has proudly presented the latest blissful holistic wellness sanctuary at the luxury retreat of InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort, on Vietnam’s idyllic coast of the “Pearl Island”. Embracing the Eastern wisdom passed down from generation to generation perfected over thousands of years, HARNN Heritage Spa focuses on restoring the natural balance of body and mind, bringing to guests an exclusive haven of ultimate relaxation and pampering. The finest healing heritage that offers an ultimate relaxation experiences based on Asian holistic wisdom of Ayurveda, Aromatherapy, and traditional medicines balances with modern approaches to offer ultimate rejuvenation and indulgent experiences. Drawing inspiration from the prestigious locale, HARNN Heritage Spa meticulously incorporates indigenous natural resources of the tropical island of Phu Quoc – Bamboo, Pearl and Black Pepper – to craft a signature spa experience. A therapeutic and reinvigorating Bamboo Massage is specially designed to soothe and ease physical tension and sore muscles with a rolling bamboo stick performed by skillful and dedicated therapists while the Bamboo Body Brushing exfoliates and promotes healthy blood flow and lymphatic circulation. HARNN Heritage Spa features natural serenity with beautifully appointed treatment suites that ‘float’ on the lush Lotus Lagoon, offering a unique and luxurious wellness experience hidden away in a secluded corner of the resort. Guests will be immersed in a serene haven of complete relaxation as its secluded bamboo buildings hover over tranquil waters, accompanied by an entire ecosystem of flora and fauna, open-air spaces separated by glass panels shielded with bamboo louvres. For more information about HARNN and its lifestyle brands, visit www.harnn.com

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Queensland, Australia, in partnership with Uber, today announces the launch of scUber, the world’s first rideshare submarine experience, coming to the Great Barrier Reef on Monday 27 May. This once-in-a-lifetime experience will offer riders an unfiltered lens to Australia’s underwater icon. For a limited time only, scUber riders will gain exclusive access to the world’s largest ecosystem, renowned as a biodiverse playground, rich in marine life and offering remarkable underwater experiences. From 27 May, scUber will be available for a limited number of riders to request through the Uber app and riders will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the exquisite beauty of the Great Barrier Reef – all without the need for a snorkeling mask or a diving license! The scUber experience will be available starting on Heron Island, off the coast of Gladstone in the Southern Great Barrier Reef region from May 27, before moving to Agincourt Reef off the coast of Port Douglas in Cairns & the Great Barrier Reef region from June 9. Availability is strictly limited. The scUber experience will cost $3,000 for two riders and includes: Pickup and drop off from your location with the Uber app; Scenic helicopter ride to either Heron Island (for riders requesting from Gladstone) or the Quicksilver Cruises pontoon off the coast of Port Douglas (for riders requesting from Cairns, Port Douglas and Palm Cove); One hour ride in a scUber submarine; Return trip back to your original pickup address with Uber. Today also marks the beginning of Uber’s partnership with Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef. The organisation is committed to engaging the world in the protection and conservation of the Great Barrier Reef and reefs all over the world, using tech, data and a collaborative approach to conservation. Uber’s partnership with Citizens will focus on supporting several initiatives including their Reef Tracks program and the Great Reef Census through a financial and resource investment program. Find out more about the partnership here.

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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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H&M’s next designer collaboration is with Giambattista Valli, the Paris-based master of beauty and sophistication. The news was revealed at The amfAR gala in Cannes, where Giambattista Valli and H&M’s Creative Advisor Ann-Sofie Johansson walked the red carpet together with Kendall Jenner, Chris Lee (Li Yuchun), Chiara Ferragni, H.E.R., Bianca Brandolini d’Adda and Ross Lynch. The stars were dressed in glamorous must-have pieces from a unique limited-edition pre-drop collection from the Giambattista Valli x H&M collaboration. For the first time fashion fans can enjoy the collaboration immediately (well, almost!), as the beautiful pieces worn on the red carpet are available in selected stores and on hm.com. The main Giambattista Valli x H&M collection launches worldwide on November 7, 2019. “I am excited about this collaboration: H&M gives me the opportunity to bring my vision of style and my celebration of beauty to a wider audience. The goal is to share my love for beauty and to be able to be part of everyone’s “happy moments", to help create love stories all around the world." -Giambattista Valli A limited pre-collection of the Giambattista Valli x H&M collaboration are available in 12 selected H&M stores around the world and on hm.com on May 25th. The exquisite pieces give fashion fans a sneak peek of the exciting collaboration full of stylish twists and turns. The main collection launches worldwide on November 7, 2019.

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Experience Dazzling Beauty of "Ajisai Flowers" Besides being a popular cherry blossom viewing spot, The Expo Commemoration Park is enveloped in greenery and other seasonal flowers throughout the year such as plum blossom, tulip, cosmos, etc., and June is a time for "Ajisai" come into bloom, brighten up the city. Visitors will get to see 30 species of the beautiful Ajisai, over 4,000 plants in Ajisai Forest area (Ajisai no Mori) on this June 1-23 at The Expo Commemoration Park (Banpaku Kinen Koen) Furthermore, "Hotaru no Yube" or Fireflies Night will take place on this May 25 - June 9 at Japanese garden area (Nihon Teien) for visitors to enjoy the beautiful sparkling lights of fireflies with authentic Japanese-style garden as a background. There might be a chance to see up to 300 fireflies this year, do not miss an opportunity to experience it with your own eyes! The Expo Commemoration Park entrance costs ¥250 for adults, ¥70 for elementary-middle school students and is open from 9.30 - 17.00 (last entrance at 16.30) on this special period of time from May 25 - June 9 the park will be open until 21.30 (last entrance at 21.00) You can easily access to EXPOCITY mall and The Expo Commemoration Park which located next to each other by Osaka monorail, at Banpaku Kinen Koen station. Colourful Umbrellas Art Installation at #JAZZ KASA 2019 One of Japan's largest outlet malls, MITSUI OUTLET PARK JAZZ DREAM NAGASHIMA, Mie province, welcome this upcoming raining season with art installation"#JAZZ KASA 2019", a colorful canopy of open umbrellas floating above 3 walkways including South Area, Parkside area, and Main Entrance from this April 26 - June 30. This #JAZZ KASA 2019 takes inspiration from Umbrella Sky Project in Portugal which featured a multicolored canopy of open umbrellas floating mid-air, brought a shower of color over the city streets in Portuguese city's Annual Ágitagueda Art Festival. Became a popular spot for selfies, photos, and videos as sunlight illuminates, creates an impactful vibrant burst of vivid shades throughout the day. In this special period of time, MITSUI OUTLET PARK JAZZ DREAM NAGASHIMA set up 300 colorful umbrellas as decoration, represent the number of stores within the outlet. Visitor can shop for varieties of products such as fashion, sport, appliance, accessories and take a picture with this stunning art installation background. You could easily access to MITSUI OUTLET PARK JAZZ DREAM NAGASHIMA by JR or Kintetsu railway, drop at Kuwana station then take a 20-minute ride bus to the outlet. Amusement Park Ticket Value Deal! Keio Corporation, a private railway operator is now selling value pack ticket which saves up to 50% off especially for foreign tourists including unlimited ride 1-day ticket for Keio Line and Inokashira Line with Yomiuri Land entrance and 3 rides tickets. Furthermore, tourists will get special privileges as ¥500 voucher for shopping or dining at MITSUI OUTLET PARK TAMA MINAMI OSAWA including special coupon from Tokyo-Meatrea, a large-sized restaurant in front of Minami-Osawa station which serves hot pan menu and varieties of mouthwatering meat dishes where you can use the coupon to add toppings for free. Apart from this ticket value pack, there is also a ticket pack for beautiful scenery, splendid nature destination Mountain Takao where you can relax, refresh and re-energize at onsen, a hot

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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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FOR DEFINITE, A HOME IS A PLACE WHERE YOU COULD TRULY BE YOURSELF AND IT SHOULD RECKON YOU TO THE UTMOST ALL AT ONCE. NONETHELESS, CITY DWELLERS MOSTLY COMPROMISE WITH THE EXISTING STRUCTURES WHEN IT COMES TO DECORATING THEIR APARTMENTS OR CONDOMINIUMS. THE GURU, CAROLE BOY, SAID YOU DON’T HAVE TO ALWAYS GO WITH THE FLOW AS SHE SHARES HER EXPERIENCES HERE.   “I love redecorating,” affirmed Carole after I asked her what her dream job is like. To my surprise, she said she would rather choose to renovate the existing space because “I like to break the wall!” than to work on a new blank one. With the owned place, she could see the function of the space that is being used by the owner in reality and it’s her passion to enhance it. Of course, prior to every project she took on her shoulders, finding tune with the owner is crucial. “I can’t work if they are not open to my suggestions and ideas,” Carole claimed. Although Carole spent most of her life in Paris and the US, she’s into everything Asian, especially Feng Shui in which she referred to as the central of life and incorporates it heavily in her work. Another factor that she always keeps in mind is the lighting, as she quoted, “Good space with good lighting is awesome. Good space with bad lighting cannot be good. Bad space with good lighting could be good.” The use of material is at the forefront as well when it comes to decorating a place. And for Carole, she prefers natural ones with wood, stone and fabric as her main substances to play around. “There should not be more than three materials being used in one place. One has to keep that in mind,” Carole added. Her passion for natural materials runs very deep as she recalled, “I used to live in New York and had a gallery which was called Modern Stone Age in Soho area. It specialised specifically in natural stone and did interior design with natural materials. After we came to Thailand in 2004, we opened a business as an interior design and also we selected very fancy Thai furniture by new designers that made lamps and sofas, and accessories, then exported them to NY to sell in our store dubbed ‘Lux Baan’ which means luxury house.” “I love everything I do, including being an opera singer,” said Carole. Apparently, whenever she travels her mind cannot quite set at ease as she always browses through decorating aspects  of the place, while her brain would start tickling how to make it ‘more’ right. “There are many projects that I was involved in and found it very dear to heart. One of my favourite ones is renovating this duplex apartment in Bangkok which appears to be very cubic and filled with antiques, all very precious. What I did was give each piece a space to breathe so they won’t clutter together.” The wind has changed and now Carole is back in Paris with an expectant plan of returning permanently to Thailand,

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  Season 8 of everyone’s favourite medieval fantasy, Game of Thrones arrived this week and as fans dissect Episode 1 and look for plot spoilers, guests across the globe say they feel part of the show by staying in Homes on Airbnb. Looking at guest reviews of Homes in off-the-beaten-path destinations iconic to the show from 2014 to 2018, a growing number of travellers note they feel they’re part of the action with Airbnb guest reviews mentioning the show up 550% in Morocco, 467% in Ireland, 406% in Croatia, 386% in Iceland and 218% in Spain. No matter the king (or queen) you’re rooting for, here are 5 Homes on Airbnb perfect for living like your favourite contender for the throne long after the season finale.

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Wellness rituals are sensorial journeys that showcase local heritage using native ingredients and traditional massage techniques perfected over centuries.  With over 1,100 hotels and resorts in Asia-Pacific, Accor offers a vast collection of rejuvenating spa treatments that are both calming and relaxing for discerning travellers.  From Singapore, China, Myanmar, Thailand, The Maldives, India and Australia, these seven locally-inspired rituals advocate the goodness of natural healing therapies, while serving as an amazing window for travellers to experience a taste of the traditions of each destination. “Our guests are increasingly looking for spa treatments that draw on the rituals and mythology of the destinations in which they are travelling,” said Spa Manager of award-winning luxury Swiss Spa, Pürovel Spa & Sport, Ms Elva Zhao. “It is as much about relaxing and rejuvenating the body as it is about learning new experiences and understanding cultures and traditions.  Ancient customs and ingredients play a key role in soothing away the stresses of the modern traveller and allow our guests to take a step back from the tensions of today’s busy world.”   SINGAPORE MASSAGE AT SWISSÔTEL MERCHANT COURT, SINGAPORE   At Swissôtel Merchant Court, Singapore guests can enjoy a spectacular 90-minute spa treatment drawing on Singapore’s multi-cultural heritage.  Specifically designed to expel fatigue, daily stresses and tensions, the Singapore Massage focuses on rebalancing energies for the mind and soul.  Utilising Chinese, Malay and Indian massage techniques that represent the cultural mix of Singapore, this treatment culminates with the elimination of body heat, which is achieved by stimulating the foot’s reflex zones.     WHITE FLANNEL FLOWER SANCTUARY RITUAL AT FAIRMONT RESORT & SPA BLUE MOUNTAINS, MGALLERY BY SOFITEL, AUSTRALIA   Standing at the edge of the World Heritage-Listed Blue Mountains, Ubika Day Spa’s treatments are inspired by the seasons and the native wildlife of Australia.  The spa menu is designed to hydrate, nourish, restore and regenerate for holistic wellbeing. The White Flannel Flower Sanctuary Ritual is a signature head-to-toe degustation experience that pays tribute to the beauty of the bush .  The 105-minute full-body sensory journey includes an Organic Coconut & Jasmine Body Polish, Australian White Flannel Floral Hydrating Cocoon, Baobab & Neroli Facial Massage, Double Face Masque infusion, Peptide+ Multi-Action Serum, Full Body White Flannel Flower Soufflé, and Foot Restoration Massage to leave you feeling completely restored.     SERENITY OF THE FIVE ELEMENTS AT SO SOFITEL BANGKOK, THAILAND   Serenity of the Five Elements is a 90-minute soothing spa ritual based on the five elements of Wood, Earth, Water, Fire and Metal as well as the renowned Thai folk wisdom treatment called “Tok Sen” to balance all five senses.  Tok Sen is an ancient massage technique indigenous to the Lanna region of Northern Thailand and handed down over generations.  This ‘tapping of the meridians’ helps to restore the body’s natural balance. In this treatment, Ytsara aromatherapy oil, which represents the water element is applied all over the body and gently pressed with a warm herbal poultice.  Heat from the poultice represents the fire element, while therapeutic herbs represent the earth. A small Tok Sen hammer, representing the wood

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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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Be prepared ! From June 30th to September 22nd 2019, Disneyland Paris invite you with The Lion King and The Jungle Festival to be thrilled by the rhythms of the African Savannah and the Indian Jungle. The story of The Lion King will be brought to life in Disneyland Paris, as famous songs spanning generations will be revisited to tell the legend of Simba, Nala, Rafiki, Mufasa, Scar, Timon and Pumbaa. The immersive experience doesn’t stop there… Disneyland Paris is preparing more surprises to bring you back to the heart of these Disney classics. Timon and Pumbaa will be waiting for you at Adventureland to teach you their philosophy by dancing to Timon’s “Mata Dance”.  Singers, dancers, acrobats and drummers will give a new life to the Pride Lands with choreography and original costumes designed by Disneyland Paris. Disneyland Paris will celebrate The Jungle Book in the heart of Disneyland Park. Imagine a trip through the Indian jungle filled with colors and discoveries. The “Jungle Book Jive” show will proceed from every side of the Park. You will also be able to set off to discover the “Djembe Joy” village where you will live a new immersive and interactive experience dedicated to these two great Disney classics. The Lion King and Jungle Festival will welcome you at Disneyland Paris from June 30th to September 22nd, 2019.  

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With daily life becoming increasingly fast-paced, Lifestyle+Travel and Klook have curated a selection of activities that will treat families with the best thing they can get: an opportunity to slow down and spend quality time with each other. Whether foodie families are seeking to surprise their taste buds or culture vultures are looking for a chance to learn about the heritage of Thailand’s undiscovered areas, we have a variety of family-bonding experiences that are sure to last a life-time. For the Foodie Families: Amphawa Floating Market Half Day Trip from Bangkok Gallivanters can explore the areas neighbouring Thailand’s buzzing capital Bangkok on a half-day tour of one of the country’s most renowned floating markets - Amphawa Floating Market. Hosting a wide variety of stalls selling famously spicy Thai delicacies and delectable bites, the trip is made to delight foodies of all ages. Offering an array of authentic Thai products and souvenirs, families will leave hands full and bellies filled. The day ends with a calm drift along the waters of Amphawa, beneath the moonlit night skies.   For the Culture Vultures:  Ancient Ayutthaya Tour 80 kilometres north of Bangkok lies the ancient city of Ayutthaya, the former capital of Siam Kingdom. Ayutthaya provides a snapshot of Thailand’s past splendour and houses some of the country’s most important relics. History lovers can spot the famous Reclining Buddha statue at Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon and visit the impressive Wat Mahatat, one of the key monasteries and religious centres in the country. The tour concludes with a lunch at the Ayutthaya floating market, where families can slow down to enjoy each other’s company, with some of the freshest produce found in Thailand.   For the Outdoor Enthusiasts: Jungle Kayak Tour The serene Mae Ngat Valley is a haven for fathers who are nature lovers or outdoor enthusiasts. Beginners and experts alike can take a step off the beaten track and head to the Mae Taeng Jungle reserve for a quiet afternoon of paddling amidst the untouched surroundings of the valley. Ideal for families looking for a hassle-free trip, lunch and transport to and from hotels is provided.   For the Multi-generational: Elephants Day Tour in Kanchanaburi Thailand’s first privately owned nature reserve for wild elephants, the OurLand reserve, is dedicated to ensuring natural habitats with thriving flora and fauna where wild elephants can have safe access to a natural water resource. Families can spend an afternoon interacting with the gentle giants and support the cause by learning more about the Human Elephant Conflict (HEC) between farmers and elephants.

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Inspired by beautiful ingredients from the eight regencies of Bali, The Warung at Alila Villas Uluwatu presents “8 Regencies Journey”, featuring four epic nights of gastronomy crafted by four esteemed guest chefs.  Consistently delighting diners with its wholesome authentic Indonesian cuisine, The Warung is a must-visit destination for local and international foodies and tourists, as well as acclaimed chefs who share a passion for Indonesia’s culinary heritage. In its latest culinary extravaganza, each chef will transform ingredients from two regencies into sensational dining experiences that celebrate the best of Bali. Embark on a culinary journey from coast to coast, including Tabanan, the ‘rice bowl’ of Bali; Badung, home to the tourist hot spots of Uluwatu and Seminyak; and less visited regions such as Buleleng in the north and Negara in the far west.     14 June 2019 Buleleng and Karangasem by Chef Kieran Morland Chef Kieran has worked alongside some of the biggest names in the restaurant industry and at some of the world’s most renowned venues, including Momofuku in NYC, Wapping Project in London, Syracuse in Melbourne, and Ku De Ta in Bali. Currently Executive Chef of Merah Putih and Sangsaka Indonesian restaurants in Seminyak, Kieran is a chef who not only understands the basic elements of a great dish, but also the finer details that make an exceptional meal. Representing Buleleng and Karangasem regencies, Kieran will present some dishes that are based from Boni (Balinese berries), cassava, kluwek, andaliman and many more. 9 August 2019 Badung and Bangli by Chef Nic Philip Chef Nic is Executive Chef of Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach, whose signature restaurant, Salon Bali, combines authentic Indonesian flavours and spices with contemporary techniques and presentation. Stints in Michelin-starred establishments in Europe coupled with his love of travel and passion for Asian flavours imbue Nic’s culinary style with plenty of inventiveness and enticement for the senses. Nic will transform Bali’s most favourite fruits Salak (snake fruits) and Plaga Pinneaples into some sensational dishes. 25 September 2019 Negara and Klungkung by Chef Wayan Kresnayasa Hailing from Nusa Penida in the Kelungkung regency, Wayan Kresnayasa is Executive Chef of Potato Head Beach Club and Kaum Global, where he plays an instrumental role in putting Indonesian cuisine on the map. With a Culinary Arts degree from Chicago’s Washburne Culinary Institute, Chef Wayan honed his skills in the acclaimed kitchens of two-Michelin-starred Acadia and Blue Hill at Stone Barns, New York. He was named Chef of the Year at Bali’s Best Eats 2018. On this event, Chef Wayan will recreate some local delights into world-class dishes that are based on Kaffir lime, Corriander, and Turmeric as they are known as the local products from Negara and Klungkung regencies. 10 October 2019 Tabanan and Gianyar by Chef Putu Dodik The final stop on the journey will be created by Putu Dodik, Chef de Cuisine of Nusantara by Locavore, and part of the original Locavore team. As an Indonesian, Chef Putu is proud to show what can be achieved with local ingredients and regularly invents new dishes that challenge traditional cuisine without losing the original ingredients and flavours. Chef Dodik will show his

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Following the success of the first Thai Gastronomy Series I, Michelin one-star Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin is pleased to announce an exceptional collaborative “Thai Gastronomy Series II” on Saturday 8 June 2019, featuring Chef Chumpol Jangprai from one of Bangkok’s most innovative fine-dining establishment: one-Michelin-star R-Haan, Wisdom of Thai Cuisine.   Three culinary masters, each famed for producing memorable and innovative Thai cuisine, will join hands to create a six-course dinner that focuses upon Thai gastronomy with innovative interpretations. This exclusive dinner brings together guest chef Henrik Yde- Andersen, founder of Kiin Kiin restaurant in Copenhagen and the inspiration behind Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin; chef Chumpol Jangprai, Co-Founder of R-Haan Thai Fine Dining;  and Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin Head Chef Chayawee Sutcharitchan. Together they will prepare and showcase an extraordinary “Thai Gastronomy Series II” dinner. “This latest exquisite collaboration is between chefs of Michelin one-star restaurants with a proven passion to escalate Thai gastronomy to the next level. They will adapt the popular concept where guests witness theatre-style performances of the chefs and their team members as they prepare and present each course,” explained Alex Pichel, General Manager of Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok. Each will create and produce two courses with interactive live-cooking demonstrations, tantalising guests as they create a very special culinary journey featuring different flavours and textures, each created with impressive passion and flair. Dishes created for this six-hand culinary collaboration include Thai Ceviche with Halibut and Passion Fruit by Chef Henrik Yde-Andersen; Phuket lobster tom yum prepared by Chef Chumpol Jangprai using a traditional recipe handed down through several generations; and roasted Alaskan King Crab Leg served with Turmeric and Krachai Root Foam, Coconut, and Pickled Radish by Chef Chayawee Sutcharitchan. Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin – Thai Gastronomy Series II with Chef Chumpol Jangprai will see the three culinary masters join forces to create an unforgettable experience for an exclusive collaborative dinner for one night only on Saturday 8 June 2019. The dinner will include a wine pairing with each label selected carefully to complement the dish, priced at THB 5,800++ per person for six courses. Dining prices are exclusive of 7% government tax and 10% service charge For more information or to make a reservation, call +66 (0) 2 162 9000

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With daily life becoming increasingly fast-paced, Lifestyle+Travel and Klook have curated a selection of activities that will treat families with the best thing they can get: an opportunity to slow down and spend quality time with each other. Whether foodie families are seeking to surprise their taste buds or culture vultures are looking for a chance to learn about the heritage of Thailand’s undiscovered areas, we have a variety of family-bonding experiences that are sure to last a life-time. For the Foodie Families: Amphawa Floating Market Half Day Trip from Bangkok Gallivanters can explore the areas neighbouring Thailand’s buzzing capital Bangkok on a half-day tour of one of the country’s most renowned floating markets - Amphawa Floating Market. Hosting a wide variety of stalls selling famously spicy Thai delicacies and delectable bites, the trip is made to delight foodies of all ages. Offering an array of authentic Thai products and souvenirs, families will leave hands full and bellies filled. The day ends with a calm drift along the waters of Amphawa, beneath the moonlit night skies.   For the Culture Vultures:  Ancient Ayutthaya Tour 80 kilometres north of Bangkok lies the ancient city of Ayutthaya, the former capital of Siam Kingdom. Ayutthaya provides a snapshot of Thailand’s past splendour and houses some of the country’s most important relics. History lovers can spot the famous Reclining Buddha statue at Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon and visit the impressive Wat Mahatat, one of the key monasteries and religious centres in the country. The tour concludes with a lunch at the Ayutthaya floating market, where families can slow down to enjoy each other’s company, with some of the freshest produce found in Thailand.   For the Outdoor Enthusiasts: Jungle Kayak Tour The serene Mae Ngat Valley is a haven for fathers who are nature lovers or outdoor enthusiasts. Beginners and experts alike can take a step off the beaten track and head to the Mae Taeng Jungle reserve for a quiet afternoon of paddling amidst the untouched surroundings of the valley. Ideal for families looking for a hassle-free trip, lunch and transport to and from hotels is provided.   For the Multi-generational: Elephants Day Tour in Kanchanaburi Thailand’s first privately owned nature reserve for wild elephants, the OurLand reserve, is dedicated to ensuring natural habitats with thriving flora and fauna where wild elephants can have safe access to a natural water resource. Families can spend an afternoon interacting with the gentle giants and support the cause by learning more about the Human Elephant Conflict (HEC) between farmers and elephants.

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Praya Kitchen Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse Praya Kitchen, an authentic Thai buffet restaurant brings back the forgotten recipes that passed down from generations to generations. The simple yet sophisticated delicacies are recreated from chefs’ childhood memories, using seasonal local ingredients. “Pak Nam Seafood Market Night” serves the delectable variety of fresh seafood every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in a reasonable price. Every Friday-Sunday | 6:00pm-10:30pm | THB 1,388++ (Children below 6 years old eat free) |Reservation   Madison Steakhouse Anantara Siam Bangkok Direct from Michelin-starred Vermeer restaurant in Amsterdam, Chef Chris Naylor brings his quirky creativity and passion for pure flavours to Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel for two nights at award-winning steakhouse, Madison. The five-course culinary journey at Madison will feature mackerel marinated in apple and ginger with red pepper and olive bouillon, a roasted and braised veal blade with pumpkin puree and horseradish granola, a choice of mouth-watering desserts and much more. 7-8 June | THB 4,000++ THB 5,500++ | Reservation    Zaab Nua Premium Beer & Funky Molam Jim Thompson Cafe Jim Thompson calls all foodies and fans of Isaan cuisine and modern Molam to join the feasts “Zaab Nua Premium Beer & Funky Molam.” Expect some good old northeastern dishes, a wide range of beers and enjoy Funky Molam Music by DJs Maft Sai and Kanehbos, who will take turns spinning their funky tracks in the event. 24-25 May | 5pm-10pm | THB990, or for THB900 if bought before 23 May | Buy Tickets   SATURDAY FAMILY BRUNCH WITH JAK VIU restaurant at The St. Regis Bangkok The St. Regis Bangkok invites families to gather around the table on Saturdays with a new weekend offering – Saturday Family Brunch with Jak. The Saturday brunch features a dedicated children’s buffet with delectable savory and sweet highlights. Offerings include a sumptuous sampling of kids’ favorite dishes including tomato pizzetta, chicken hot dog with pineapple, creamy macaroni and cheese, crispy fried fish and homemade potato fries, as well as sushi, vegetable spring rolls, chicken and pork satays. Children can look forward to a fun-filled activity area which features a family-friendly setup with engaging entertainment for the little ones. Every Saturday | 12:00pm-3:00pm | THB 1,288++ per adult and THB 644++ per child aged 4-12 years (free for under 4 years old) | Reservation    Bubbles Restaurant Grand Mercure Phuket Patong Resort & Villas Grand Mercure Phuket Patong Resort & Villas is pleasure to introduce a gourmet selection of local and imported seafood with “Grand Seafood Barbecue” A few highlights on the menu include a seafood-on-ice station with scampi, rock lobsters, French oysters and Japanese sashimi while snappers and blue crabs are getting prepared on the barbecue. A chef also thought of meat lovers with grilled Australian sirloins and New Zealand lamb chops to please the most discerning palates. Every Friday | 6:00pm-10:00pm | THB 1,399 | Reservation     

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Wellness rituals are sensorial journeys that showcase local heritage using native ingredients and traditional massage techniques perfected over centuries.  With over 1,100 hotels and resorts in Asia-Pacific, Accor offers a vast collection of rejuvenating spa treatments that are both calming and relaxing for discerning travellers.  From Singapore, China, Myanmar, Thailand, The Maldives, India and Australia, these seven locally-inspired rituals advocate the goodness of natural healing therapies, while serving as an amazing window for travellers to experience a taste of the traditions of each destination. “Our guests are increasingly looking for spa treatments that draw on the rituals and mythology of the destinations in which they are travelling,” said Spa Manager of award-winning luxury Swiss Spa, Pürovel Spa & Sport, Ms Elva Zhao. “It is as much about relaxing and rejuvenating the body as it is about learning new experiences and understanding cultures and traditions.  Ancient customs and ingredients play a key role in soothing away the stresses of the modern traveller and allow our guests to take a step back from the tensions of today’s busy world.”   SINGAPORE MASSAGE AT SWISSÔTEL MERCHANT COURT, SINGAPORE   At Swissôtel Merchant Court, Singapore guests can enjoy a spectacular 90-minute spa treatment drawing on Singapore’s multi-cultural heritage.  Specifically designed to expel fatigue, daily stresses and tensions, the Singapore Massage focuses on rebalancing energies for the mind and soul.  Utilising Chinese, Malay and Indian massage techniques that represent the cultural mix of Singapore, this treatment culminates with the elimination of body heat, which is achieved by stimulating the foot’s reflex zones.     WHITE FLANNEL FLOWER SANCTUARY RITUAL AT FAIRMONT RESORT & SPA BLUE MOUNTAINS, MGALLERY BY SOFITEL, AUSTRALIA   Standing at the edge of the World Heritage-Listed Blue Mountains, Ubika Day Spa’s treatments are inspired by the seasons and the native wildlife of Australia.  The spa menu is designed to hydrate, nourish, restore and regenerate for holistic wellbeing. The White Flannel Flower Sanctuary Ritual is a signature head-to-toe degustation experience that pays tribute to the beauty of the bush .  The 105-minute full-body sensory journey includes an Organic Coconut & Jasmine Body Polish, Australian White Flannel Floral Hydrating Cocoon, Baobab & Neroli Facial Massage, Double Face Masque infusion, Peptide+ Multi-Action Serum, Full Body White Flannel Flower Soufflé, and Foot Restoration Massage to leave you feeling completely restored.     SERENITY OF THE FIVE ELEMENTS AT SO SOFITEL BANGKOK, THAILAND   Serenity of the Five Elements is a 90-minute soothing spa ritual based on the five elements of Wood, Earth, Water, Fire and Metal as well as the renowned Thai folk wisdom treatment called “Tok Sen” to balance all five senses.  Tok Sen is an ancient massage technique indigenous to the Lanna region of Northern Thailand and handed down over generations.  This ‘tapping of the meridians’ helps to restore the body’s natural balance. In this treatment, Ytsara aromatherapy oil, which represents the water element is applied all over the body and gently pressed with a warm herbal poultice.  Heat from the poultice represents the fire element, while therapeutic herbs represent the earth. A small Tok Sen hammer, representing the wood

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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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Prince Hotels, Inc., one of the largest hotel and resort groups in Japan, announces the three new properties that will be opening through the course of 2020, which are Tokyo Bay Shiomi Prince Hotel, Prince Smart Inn Ebisu and Prince Smart Inn Atami. The company will also continue effort to be a hotel loved by guests the world over and locally. Currently, Prince Hotels has a line-up of 43 hotels in Japan, and 31 overseas, attentive to guests every need. It aims to provide the highest level of service and hospitality fitted for any guest situation, whether in a business or resort leisure setting. In Japan, Prince Hotels opened a series of large-scale hotels particularly in the Tokyo metropolitan area and major resort area such as Hokkaido, Kyoto. Looking to the future, the company intend to consolidate its extensive network of city hotels, resort hotels, golf courses and ski resorts in order to provide facilities and services which meet the needs of our guests in a manner befitting one of Japan’s largest hotel leisure businesses. Prince Hotels will also keep striving to remain in step with society through environmentally-friendly sound management. For example, Prince Hotels has progressively ceased the use of single-use plastic straws at directly-managed restaurants and banquet venues at its 43 hotels since January 2019. Patrons who request a straw will be offered paper straws. Prince Hotels will also proceed with the discontinuation of plastic straws at directly-managed restaurants at its ski resorts and golf courses throughout Japan. "Prince Hotel aims to be the hotel group loved by people from all over the world and will improve the value of hotels in Japan and accelerate new opening of hotels in Japan and overseas. We consider Thailand, which has great hospitality called " The country of smile " as an attractive market that is expected to have a higher number of tourists. We will grow from "Prince Hotel in Japan” to “Prince Hotel in the world" and fly to the world, said Mr. Masahiko Koyama, President of Prince Hotels, Inc. Prince Hotels has also nurtured its commitment to expand the brand overseas. Last year, StayWell Holdings and Prince Hotels Inc. have acquired The Arch Hotel London, located in Great Cumberland Place near Marble Arch & Marylebone. The hotel will be rebranded under The Prince Akatoki in 2019 and will be the first hotel globally under this brand. This signifies Prince Hotels’ continuous effort and commitment to expand the brand across the world. The Prince Akatoki brand will certainly help complement the wider portfolio of brands managed by StayWell Holdings that offers a luxury 5-star hotel brand to the Group’s already successful portfolio. Regarding new facilities over the course of 2019-2020, Prince Hotels has planned to launch three new hotels in Japan in order to enhance its capability in serving consumers’ demand in the prime areas, which are Tokyo Bay Shiomi Prince Hotel, Prince Smart Inn Ebisu and Prince Smart Inn Atami. Tokyo Bay Shiomi Prince Hotel Prince Hotels will open Tokyo Bay Shiomi Prince Hotel in July

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For those looking to get away for the weekend in the heart of Bangkok. The award-winning lifestyle wellness, Well Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20 invites the health-loving travelers for an extra day to enjoy the staycation with Stay Three Pay Two – Book three nights and pay for two. The fabulous stay/pay deal includes a 3-night stay in Superior room at 3,252 Baht, Deluxe room at 3,761 Baht and Executive room at 4,286 Baht.   This package also includes additional amenities to make a glorious weekend away such as daily buffet breakfast for a maximum 2 persons, complimentary 15-minutes Well Classic Partial Massage, credit voucher 500 Baht at The Twist Bar & Bistro. Free room upgrade with late check-out until 4 pm and so much more! Well Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20 is located in the heart of the city and within 10 minutes walking distance to BTS Asoke and MRT Sukhumvit. It is comprised of 235 rooms and suites, with five room types including Superior, Superior Corner, Deluxe, Executive Room and Executive Suite. The two latter room types are equipped with an exercise bike, yoga, Pilates and resistance exercise set. Stay Three Pay Two Package is available for booking and stays from now until 31 October 2019. To be eligible for this promotion, the reservation of a 3-night stay is required. For reservations and information, visit www.wellhotelbangkok.com, email rsvn@wellhotelbangkok.com or call +662 1275995.

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Available in satin finished or black painted brass or in black anodized aluminum, it comes standard for Sony E, Canon RF and Nikon Z mounts. It features a smooth focus bokeh control ring and a dual aperture system - opening up various creative options for your photos and videos. A TRIBuTE To JoSEPh PETZVAL’S FIRST PoRTRAIT LENS oF 1840 In 1840, Petzval’s work in optics manifested in the mag- nificent Petzval portrait lens. The revolutionary invention not only created an iconic swirly bokeh effect but repre- sented the first portrait lens, which went on to charac- terize the 19th-century photographic aesthetic. In 2013, Lomography reinvented Joseph Petzval’s legendary optic for the modern SLR systems. Today, after 6 years of fine tuning this unique design, Lomography is proud to intro- duce the Petzval 55 mm f/1.7 to the mirrorless world. BokEh oR NoT BokEh Unlike contemporary lenses, designed to minimize field curvature resulting in images with higher overall sharp- ness, the Petzval 55 mm f/1.7 is characterized by an optic that makes this lens perfect for attaining crystal clarity, even alongside its signature swirly bokeh. The improved design, with a maximum aperture of f/1.7, allows strongly contrasting images at smaller apertures but also pro- vides a subtle, almost painterly rendering at larger ap- ertures. For even greater control, we added a dedicated bokeh control ring, which enables the adjustment of the bokeh in seven levels. FREEDoM oF CREATIVITY WITh ThE DuAL APER- TuRE SYSTEM With the Petzval 55 mm f/1.7, you can personalize your photographs thanks to the unique dual aperture system. The Petzval 55 mm f/1.7 gives you great freedom, not only because of the speed and versatility of the stopless aperture diaphragm but also because you can integrate special aperture plates through the Waterhouse Aper- ture System. The aperture plates, coming with the lens, facilitate different shapes of bokeh for an even greater range of creativity. ThE NEW FILMMAkER FAVoRITE With the expanding video performance features of pre- vailing mirrorless cameras, such as groundbreaking in- camera stabilization, we recognized the need to make the Petzval 55 mm f/1.7 more versatile and adaptable for filmmakers than ever before. Sporting a new long-throw focusing ring and stopless aperture diaphragm you can now seamlessly adjust focus and f-stop while the camera is rolling. A new design means you can easily integrate the Petzval 55 mm f/1.7 into your filmmaker’s arsenal. The new Petzval 55 mm f/1.7 is already available for pre-order, click! Estimated Delivery: Petzval 55 mm f/1.7 black anodized aluminum: July 2019 Petzval 55 mm f/1.7 brass and black painted brass: August 2019

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H&M’s next designer collaboration is with Giambattista Valli, the Paris-based master of beauty and sophistication. The news was revealed at The amfAR gala in Cannes, where Giambattista Valli and H&M’s Creative Advisor Ann-Sofie Johansson walked the red carpet together with Kendall Jenner, Chris Lee (Li Yuchun), Chiara Ferragni, H.E.R., Bianca Brandolini d’Adda and Ross Lynch. The stars were dressed in glamorous must-have pieces from a unique limited-edition pre-drop collection from the Giambattista Valli x H&M collaboration. For the first time fashion fans can enjoy the collaboration immediately (well, almost!), as the beautiful pieces worn on the red carpet are available in selected stores and on hm.com. The main Giambattista Valli x H&M collection launches worldwide on November 7, 2019. “I am excited about this collaboration: H&M gives me the opportunity to bring my vision of style and my celebration of beauty to a wider audience. The goal is to share my love for beauty and to be able to be part of everyone’s “happy moments", to help create love stories all around the world." -Giambattista Valli A limited pre-collection of the Giambattista Valli x H&M collaboration are available in 12 selected H&M stores around the world and on hm.com on May 25th. The exquisite pieces give fashion fans a sneak peek of the exciting collaboration full of stylish twists and turns. The main collection launches worldwide on November 7, 2019.

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The Met Gala made its annual return that is hosted to benefit the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, while marking the opening of their annual fashion exhibition. Like Fashion Week, the Oscars, and Grammys, Dyson collaborated with celebrity hair stylists who were doing hair for some of Hollywood’s biggest stars at the Met Gala. This year, the leading stylists designed hair looks for Kim Kardashian West, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwyneth Paltrow, Bella Hadid, Gemma Chan, Solange, Hailey Bieber, Alicia Keys, Camila Mendes and Camila Coelho. HOW TO (By Chris Appleton for Kim Kardashian West) STEP 1: Prep damp hair with Color Wow Dream Coat Anti-Humidity Hair Treatment to create a strong base and add shine. It’s important to use on damp hair and apply the product in sections to ensure that the hair is completely saturated. Then blow dry the hair to create a smooth finish using the Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer professional edition with the concentrator attachment on medium heat and medium speed for a fast and controlled blowout. STEP 2: Once the hair is dry, Clip in the Glam Seamless Invisi-Weft 16”, starting at the nape and going up to the temples to add extra length. STEP 3: Working in sections, apply the Color Wow Pop & Lock Gloss Treatment and Cult Favorite Firm + Flexible Hairspray all over the hair. Once both products are distributed evenly throughout the hair, create an off-center part. STEP 4: Taking a comb, create a wave in the hair by pushing the hair backwards and forwards in an “S” motion. Clip the crest of each wave to hold the shape, leaving the ends out loose and add texture using the Color Wow Pop & Lock Gloss Treatment. STEP 5: Use the Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer professional edition with diffuser attachment in low heat and low speed to dry the hair and set the look. STEP 6: Finish the look by applying the Color Wow Cult Favorite Firm + Flexible Hairspray for extra hold and add the Color Wow One Minute Transformation Anti-Frizz Styling Cream staring from the middle of the hair to the ends to break up the hair and create a wet-look.     HOW TO (By Jawara for Solange) STEP 1: Blow dry hair on high heat and high speed using the Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer professional edition with the concentrator attachment. Apply Aveda Light Elements Smoothing Fluid and brush through using the Dyson Paddle Brush to straighten and achieve a smooth finish STEP 2: Apply Aveda Phomollient Styling Foam  to create weightless body and volume. Cornrow whole head and attach extensions. Spray lightly with water and dry hair using the Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer professional edition with the diffuser attachment on medium heat and medium speed STEP 3: Attach extensions and flatten using the Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer professional edition on high heat, high speed to smooth all the way and blend with her natural hair STEP 4: Finish with Aveda Light Elements Smoothing Fluid to smooth edges and Aveda Air Control Light Hold

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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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Inspired by beautiful ingredients from the eight regencies of Bali, The Warung at Alila Villas Uluwatu presents “8 Regencies Journey”, featuring four epic nights of gastronomy crafted by four esteemed guest chefs.  Consistently delighting diners with its wholesome authentic Indonesian cuisine, The Warung is a must-visit destination for local and international foodies and tourists, as well as acclaimed chefs who share a passion for Indonesia’s culinary heritage. In its latest culinary extravaganza, each chef will transform ingredients from two regencies into sensational dining experiences that celebrate the best of Bali. Embark on a culinary journey from coast to coast, including Tabanan, the ‘rice bowl’ of Bali; Badung, home to the tourist hot spots of Uluwatu and Seminyak; and less visited regions such as Buleleng in the north and Negara in the far west.     14 June 2019 Buleleng and Karangasem by Chef Kieran Morland Chef Kieran has worked alongside some of the biggest names in the restaurant industry and at some of the world’s most renowned venues, including Momofuku in NYC, Wapping Project in London, Syracuse in Melbourne, and Ku De Ta in Bali. Currently Executive Chef of Merah Putih and Sangsaka Indonesian restaurants in Seminyak, Kieran is a chef who not only understands the basic elements of a great dish, but also the finer details that make an exceptional meal. Representing Buleleng and Karangasem regencies, Kieran will present some dishes that are based from Boni (Balinese berries), cassava, kluwek, andaliman and many more. 9 August 2019 Badung and Bangli by Chef Nic Philip Chef Nic is Executive Chef of Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach, whose signature restaurant, Salon Bali, combines authentic Indonesian flavours and spices with contemporary techniques and presentation. Stints in Michelin-starred establishments in Europe coupled with his love of travel and passion for Asian flavours imbue Nic’s culinary style with plenty of inventiveness and enticement for the senses. Nic will transform Bali’s most favourite fruits Salak (snake fruits) and Plaga Pinneaples into some sensational dishes. 25 September 2019 Negara and Klungkung by Chef Wayan Kresnayasa Hailing from Nusa Penida in the Kelungkung regency, Wayan Kresnayasa is Executive Chef of Potato Head Beach Club and Kaum Global, where he plays an instrumental role in putting Indonesian cuisine on the map. With a Culinary Arts degree from Chicago’s Washburne Culinary Institute, Chef Wayan honed his skills in the acclaimed kitchens of two-Michelin-starred Acadia and Blue Hill at Stone Barns, New York. He was named Chef of the Year at Bali’s Best Eats 2018. On this event, Chef Wayan will recreate some local delights into world-class dishes that are based on Kaffir lime, Corriander, and Turmeric as they are known as the local products from Negara and Klungkung regencies. 10 October 2019 Tabanan and Gianyar by Chef Putu Dodik The final stop on the journey will be created by Putu Dodik, Chef de Cuisine of Nusantara by Locavore, and part of the original Locavore team. As an Indonesian, Chef Putu is proud to show what can be achieved with local ingredients and regularly invents new dishes that challenge traditional cuisine without losing the original ingredients and flavours. Chef Dodik will show his

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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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Prince Hotels, Inc., one of the largest hotel and resort groups in Japan, announces the three new properties that will be opening through the course of 2020, which are Tokyo Bay Shiomi Prince Hotel, Prince Smart Inn Ebisu and Prince Smart Inn Atami. The company will also continue effort to be a hotel loved by guests the world over and locally. Currently, Prince Hotels has a line-up of 43 hotels in Japan, and 31 overseas, attentive to guests every need. It aims to provide the highest level of service and hospitality fitted for any guest situation, whether in a business or resort leisure setting. In Japan, Prince Hotels opened a series of large-scale hotels particularly in the Tokyo metropolitan area and major resort area such as Hokkaido, Kyoto. Looking to the future, the company intend to consolidate its extensive network of city hotels, resort hotels, golf courses and ski resorts in order to provide facilities and services which meet the needs of our guests in a manner befitting one of Japan’s largest hotel leisure businesses. Prince Hotels will also keep striving to remain in step with society through environmentally-friendly sound management. For example, Prince Hotels has progressively ceased the use of single-use plastic straws at directly-managed restaurants and banquet venues at its 43 hotels since January 2019. Patrons who request a straw will be offered paper straws. Prince Hotels will also proceed with the discontinuation of plastic straws at directly-managed restaurants at its ski resorts and golf courses throughout Japan. "Prince Hotel aims to be the hotel group loved by people from all over the world and will improve the value of hotels in Japan and accelerate new opening of hotels in Japan and overseas. We consider Thailand, which has great hospitality called " The country of smile " as an attractive market that is expected to have a higher number of tourists. We will grow from "Prince Hotel in Japan” to “Prince Hotel in the world" and fly to the world, said Mr. Masahiko Koyama, President of Prince Hotels, Inc. Prince Hotels has also nurtured its commitment to expand the brand overseas. Last year, StayWell Holdings and Prince Hotels Inc. have acquired The Arch Hotel London, located in Great Cumberland Place near Marble Arch & Marylebone. The hotel will be rebranded under The Prince Akatoki in 2019 and will be the first hotel globally under this brand. This signifies Prince Hotels’ continuous effort and commitment to expand the brand across the world. The Prince Akatoki brand will certainly help complement the wider portfolio of brands managed by StayWell Holdings that offers a luxury 5-star hotel brand to the Group’s already successful portfolio. Regarding new facilities over the course of 2019-2020, Prince Hotels has planned to launch three new hotels in Japan in order to enhance its capability in serving consumers’ demand in the prime areas, which are Tokyo Bay Shiomi Prince Hotel, Prince Smart Inn Ebisu and Prince Smart Inn Atami. Tokyo Bay Shiomi Prince Hotel Prince Hotels will open Tokyo Bay Shiomi Prince Hotel in July

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Following the success of the first Thai Gastronomy Series I, Michelin one-star Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin is pleased to announce an exceptional collaborative “Thai Gastronomy Series II” on Saturday 8 June 2019, featuring Chef Chumpol Jangprai from one of Bangkok’s most innovative fine-dining establishment: one-Michelin-star R-Haan, Wisdom of Thai Cuisine.   Three culinary masters, each famed for producing memorable and innovative Thai cuisine, will join hands to create a six-course dinner that focuses upon Thai gastronomy with innovative interpretations. This exclusive dinner brings together guest chef Henrik Yde- Andersen, founder of Kiin Kiin restaurant in Copenhagen and the inspiration behind Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin; chef Chumpol Jangprai, Co-Founder of R-Haan Thai Fine Dining;  and Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin Head Chef Chayawee Sutcharitchan. Together they will prepare and showcase an extraordinary “Thai Gastronomy Series II” dinner. “This latest exquisite collaboration is between chefs of Michelin one-star restaurants with a proven passion to escalate Thai gastronomy to the next level. They will adapt the popular concept where guests witness theatre-style performances of the chefs and their team members as they prepare and present each course,” explained Alex Pichel, General Manager of Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok. Each will create and produce two courses with interactive live-cooking demonstrations, tantalising guests as they create a very special culinary journey featuring different flavours and textures, each created with impressive passion and flair. Dishes created for this six-hand culinary collaboration include Thai Ceviche with Halibut and Passion Fruit by Chef Henrik Yde-Andersen; Phuket lobster tom yum prepared by Chef Chumpol Jangprai using a traditional recipe handed down through several generations; and roasted Alaskan King Crab Leg served with Turmeric and Krachai Root Foam, Coconut, and Pickled Radish by Chef Chayawee Sutcharitchan. Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin – Thai Gastronomy Series II with Chef Chumpol Jangprai will see the three culinary masters join forces to create an unforgettable experience for an exclusive collaborative dinner for one night only on Saturday 8 June 2019. The dinner will include a wine pairing with each label selected carefully to complement the dish, priced at THB 5,800++ per person for six courses. Dining prices are exclusive of 7% government tax and 10% service charge For more information or to make a reservation, call +66 (0) 2 162 9000

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