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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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Le Bristol Paris, pearl of Oetker Collection, invites all bon vivants to discover superb wines presented by their passionate wine masters, over a four-course dinner from Eric Frechon’s Michelin starred kitchens. The 2019 series of Wine Mondays begins on October 7th. France has long been known as the country of good taste, fine fare and gastronomy. At the heart of this prestigious heritage, there is the noble grape which transforms into a treasure of infinite colours and flavours. At Le Bristol Paris, there are no less than twelve sommeliers each equally determined to seek out the finest wines for the pleasure of the Palace guests. Twelve Wine Masters Under the guidance of Bernard Neveu, Sommelier Director, twelve sommeliers assiduously explore great vintages and seek out the finest newcomers. This elite team of sommeliers discover new wines that will eventually become part of the French gastronomic experience, earning the privilege to be paired with the Michelin starred cuisine of this Parisian Palace. They are masters in creating sublime food and wine pairings, committed connoisseurs, they elevate the profession to an art. A century and half of oenology Le Bristol’s cellars are a hallowed place where some of the rarest wines age with around 100,000 bottles, 60,000 are literally beneath the Palace. There are some legendary vintages such as a Riversaltes 1875, or a Petrus 1961, both on Epicure’s wine list, an historic tome with 2,500 references, cataloguing a century and a half of oenology.  “One of the greatest in the world” proclaims the American magazine Wine Spectator, who gave Epicure’s list their highest accolade, the Wine Spectator Grand Award, for the 4th year in a row. The treasure hunt At Le Bristol Paris wine and the wine makers are held in utmost reverence, and Wine Mondays are dedicated to them. These shared evenings of discovery begin months earlier when you find Bernard Neveu and his team striding along the most beautiful domains across the countryside, from the Côte d’Or to Bordeaux, Alsace’s plains to the Loire valley’s hillsides, seeking the most precious bottles. Their treasure hunt culminates at brasserie de luxe 114 Faubourg where they share their greatest finds and best encounters in their Wine Mondays. Wines are paired with a four course dinner created for the evening by three Michelin starred Chef Eric Frechon. Wine Mondays At these evenings the sommeliers reveal remarkable wines, private domains and passionate wine-growers but above all, give meaning to the word pleasure. The evening takes place in the stylish floral surrounds of 114 Faubourg, over a four-course gastronomic dinner. Price €140 per guest. Continuing the degustation, the wine which is given pride of place will be included in the 114 Faubourg wine list for the upcoming month. Price: €140 per guest Programme 2019-2020 7th October 2019 Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret / Bourgogne Côte de Nuits Family-owned since 1620 in the heart of the prestigious village of Vosne Romanée, the Mongeard-Mugneret estate has some 30 hectares of vineyards divided into 35 appellations, including the magnificent grands crus such as Echezeaux, Grands-Echezeaux, Clos de Vougeot and Richebourg. Wines offer the velvety texture and delicacy typical of great Burgundy wines,

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Here’s a secret among Disney fans – autumn is one of the best seasons to experience the magic and wonder of Shanghai Disney Resort! A season of Chinese and international festivities and celebrations, with comfortable cool weather, special offers and the incredible value of an Annual Pass, this is truly a magical time to rediscover Shanghai Disney Resort, or explore the resort for the very first time. Worried about the crowds? Here’s another secret – autumn offers lower wait times and higher guest satisfaction! Here are just some of the incredible experiences waiting for you. September is Duffy Month! “Duffy’s Heartfelt Moments” Bring Cute and Cuddly Surprises Following the maiden flight of the Duffy·Friendship Express, guests are invited to indulge in all things Duffy with the resort’s first-ever “Duffy’s Heartfelt Moments” celebration from September 2 - 30. The special month features a new Duffy and Friends-themed morning performance, decorations, a new Rainy Day merchandise collection and a variety of Duffy-themed food and beverage offerings at various locations around Shanghai Disney Resort. With special dining options including afternoon tea at Mickey & Pals Market Café in Shanghai Disneyland, and Lumière’s Kitchen Duffy Weekend Brunch and StellaLou Afternoon Tea at Ballet Café in Shanghai Disneyland Hotel, there’s something cute for the whole family this September. Wicked Fun Disney Surprises Coming this October Celebrate the most haunted of holidays at Shanghai Disneyland this October with resort-wide decorations, a myriad of character pumpkins and a special Villain’s Cavalcade led by Donald Duck beginning October 2. Guests are also invited to the resort’s first-ever late night Halloween party on October 31, featuring a new fireworks show to conclude the spooky day. Throughout October, guests are invited to don their spookiest costumes and delight at “Donald’s Halloween Treat Cavalcade” featuring Donald and Daisy in their Halloween costumes. They lead the way along the parade route for this frightfully fun celebration with Disney Villains, over 50 dancers and of course their pals Mickey and the gang. Guests will also be able to celebrate the return of the hugely popular “Coco”-themed area in Adventure Isle and the return of Jack Skellington and Sally from “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” at the “This Is Halloween” Dance Party in Tomorrowland. A selection of trick or treat locations will also be popping up around Shanghai Disney Resort, where guests can immerse themselves in the wicked Halloween tradition of tantalizing tricks and tasty treats. On Halloween Night, party zones will appear across Shanghai Disneyland, featuring DJs, Disney characters and live musicians, and the night will conclude with the “Halloween Villains Firework Show” featuring music, projections, fire and plenty of fireworks! An exclusive range of special Halloween-themed food and beverages will be sold at a variety of locations throughout the park to keep guests energized for a full-day of fun, while new Halloween Mickey and Pals and Duffy and Friends merchandise collections will act as the perfect souvenir to help guests remember their magical visit to Shanghai Disneyland. Time for Great Events throughout Shanghai Autumn also marks the return of great annual events throughout

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Eating is a significant part of any travel experience, and whether it’s enjoying a lamb and pear tajine in Morocco, some spicy jerk chicken in Jamaica or a selection of tapas in Spain, there’s nothing better than savouring a dish in its country of origin, plus it’s a great way to meet the locals. MOROCCAN It is said that in order for a nation to develop a great cuisine, it must have four prerequisites. A rich land from which to draw upon an abundant range of ingredients, a variety of foreign cultural influences, a great civilisation and lastly, a refined palace with royal kitchens to inspire the nation’s cooks. Morocco has it all, and is home to some of the most delicious food imaginable. From robust roasts to rich aromatic stews, spiced or sweetened salads to savoury pastries, fragrant mounds of couscous to bastilla, an exquisite blend of shredded pigeon, a spiced onion sauce with saffron and herbs encased in a flaky, filo-like pastry topped with cinnamon and sugar – an intricate dish that epitomises everything that is grand and extravagant in Moroccan cooking. One of the most interesting ways to absorb the delights of Moroccan cuisine is to wander through the souks (markets) of the towns and cities, sampling the food on offer. It’s early morning in old Fés and sunlight streams in slanted rays through the woven bamboo shades covering the narrow alleyways, catching the steam rising from the many cookers. Close to the city gate of Bab Bou Jaloud, one stallholder is busy cooking and serving a typical Moroccan breakfast, miklee – flaky pancakes with butter and honey. In a nearby fruit and vegetable souk, produce of every kind lines the street – juicy oranges from the sun-drenched groves of Agadir, vine-ripened tomatoes, plump mounds of grapes and preserved fruits and nuts. Entire shops are jam-packed with olives of all types; others display hanging baskets bulging with fresh mint, used to make mint tea that is traditionally served before and after a meal. At a spice souk, bright red paprika, rich yellow turmeric, dusty sticks of cinnamon, seeds of cumin, aniseed and caraway are heaped in tubs waiting to be measured into twisted envelopes of paper. These are some of the spices that form the soul of Moroccan cooking, transforming simple dishes to exotic heights. One of Morocco’s most famous dishes is the tajine or tagine. The name refers to the conical-lidded pot in which it is prepared, as well as the intricately spiced stew of meat and vegetables, sometimes with dried fruits and nuts, cooked very slowly over a charcoal fire. Typical tajine combinations include: lamb with pears and chicken with green olives and preserved lemons – simple yet delicious dishes that are often accompanied by thick wedges of crusty Moroccan flat bread, perfect for soaking up the sauce. JAMAICAN From fiery seasoned meat and inventive seafood dishes to oak-aged rums and hearty stouts, Jamaican cuisine is an eclectic mix of African, European and Indian influences – and is surprisingly healthy and varied. Although many

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In early Spring 2019, Paris was so grey and sullen, while my eyes were red from lack of sleep.  Though the sun hid behind the sea of  clouds, the air was otherwise filled with passion and bright rays of enthusiasm. I hopped on the train to Voltaire station, walking for 10 minutes and stepping into the unique exhibition where the Starry Night couldn’t get any brighter and everything was larger than life. They said that having a day in Paris is never enough for art enthusiasts; you wish you could multiply your time into participating in all of the events over the city.  But my job isn’t designed to let me stay long. Perhaps a day should be more than enough to visit the Van Gogh exhibition, I briefly told one of my coworkers about my layover plan in the city of love. But which one? he asked, initiating the discussion over each other’s plan. Vincent van Gogh wasn’t recognised in his lifetime but his reputation has grown steadily since then.  Even though various venues in Paris own the rights to show his works in both original and adaptive, nothing can compare to the latest digital media exhibition at Atelier des Lumières. The gallery’s first success from last year’s immersive multimedia exhibition of Gustav Klimt drew the global attention. 2019 is Van Gogh’s turn, I added. We came to the conclusion that leisure is still hard to categorise and I said good day. When the conversation ended on a classy note, something foreshadows the kind of day it would be. Van Gogh Starry Night (La nuit étoilée) is the multi-sensory digital media exhibition that turns the whole space into Vincent van Gogh wonderland. Over 2,000 of his paintings are projected onto the foundry’s monumental walls, allowing visitors to immerse themselves into the famous paintings including the Sunflower (1887), the Cafe Terrace at Night (1888) and the Bedroom in Arles (1888). The creators, Gianfranco Iannuzzi, Renato Gatto,  and Massimiliano Siccardi tell us the intense story of Van Gogh’s life through his paintings, accented with the music collaboration of Luca Longobardi.  The storyline traces Van Gogh’s life, divided into different stages such as his stays in Paris, Arles, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and Auvers-sur-Oise (his final resting place). The mesmerising display of moving images, light and sound plunges you into the world that the masterpieces of Vincent van Gogh are alive and touchable. The cry for understanding in his darkness is reflected through the variety of contemporary music.  I couldn’t help but feeling that I was actually in the cinema, accompanied with the matched soundtrack. So beautiful, it hurts, I thought as the brushstrokes on the golden hue of the field in The Wheatfield with Crows (1890) were repeatedly and sharply painted all over the hall, emphasising his dark premonition in the last moments of his life. Once each image faded away, every piece of me silently moaned, craving for more and excited to see what would appear next onto the foundry’s walls. The exhibition consists of three different

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Le Bristol Paris, pearl of Oetker Collection, invites all bon vivants to discover superb wines presented by their passionate wine masters, over a four-course dinner from Eric Frechon’s Michelin starred kitchens. The 2019 series of Wine Mondays begins on October 7th. France has long been known as the country of good taste, fine fare and gastronomy. At the heart of this prestigious heritage, there is the noble grape which transforms into a treasure of infinite colours and flavours. At Le Bristol Paris, there are no less than twelve sommeliers each equally determined to seek out the finest wines for the pleasure of the Palace guests. Twelve Wine Masters Under the guidance of Bernard Neveu, Sommelier Director, twelve sommeliers assiduously explore great vintages and seek out the finest newcomers. This elite team of sommeliers discover new wines that will eventually become part of the French gastronomic experience, earning the privilege to be paired with the Michelin starred cuisine of this Parisian Palace. They are masters in creating sublime food and wine pairings, committed connoisseurs, they elevate the profession to an art. A century and half of oenology Le Bristol’s cellars are a hallowed place where some of the rarest wines age with around 100,000 bottles, 60,000 are literally beneath the Palace. There are some legendary vintages such as a Riversaltes 1875, or a Petrus 1961, both on Epicure’s wine list, an historic tome with 2,500 references, cataloguing a century and a half of oenology.  “One of the greatest in the world” proclaims the American magazine Wine Spectator, who gave Epicure’s list their highest accolade, the Wine Spectator Grand Award, for the 4th year in a row. The treasure hunt At Le Bristol Paris wine and the wine makers are held in utmost reverence, and Wine Mondays are dedicated to them. These shared evenings of discovery begin months earlier when you find Bernard Neveu and his team striding along the most beautiful domains across the countryside, from the Côte d’Or to Bordeaux, Alsace’s plains to the Loire valley’s hillsides, seeking the most precious bottles. Their treasure hunt culminates at brasserie de luxe 114 Faubourg where they share their greatest finds and best encounters in their Wine Mondays. Wines are paired with a four course dinner created for the evening by three Michelin starred Chef Eric Frechon. Wine Mondays At these evenings the sommeliers reveal remarkable wines, private domains and passionate wine-growers but above all, give meaning to the word pleasure. The evening takes place in the stylish floral surrounds of 114 Faubourg, over a four-course gastronomic dinner. Price €140 per guest. Continuing the degustation, the wine which is given pride of place will be included in the 114 Faubourg wine list for the upcoming month. Price: €140 per guest Programme 2019-2020 7th October 2019 Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret / Bourgogne Côte de Nuits Family-owned since 1620 in the heart of the prestigious village of Vosne Romanée, the Mongeard-Mugneret estate has some 30 hectares of vineyards divided into 35 appellations, including the magnificent grands crus such as Echezeaux, Grands-Echezeaux, Clos de Vougeot and Richebourg. Wines offer the velvety texture and delicacy typical of great Burgundy wines,

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Leading culinary stars from around the world, boasting a total of 8 Michelin stars among them, will join the second edition of “Metropole Culinary Stars” from Oct. 6-13 at Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi. The eight-day culinary extravaganza, which follows last year’s highly successful inaugural event, will feature 18 internationally renowned chefs who will collaborate on a series of extraordinary and memorable meals at the Metropole Hanoi. Michelin-starred chefs participating in this year’s event include: Jacques Pourcel (3-Michelin-star chef at Le Jardin des Sens in Montpellier, France), David Rathgeber (the chef-owner of Michelin-starred L’Assiette, one of Paris’ most sought-after bistros), Hervé Rodriguez (chef-owner of Michelin-starred MaSa restaurant in Paris), Jean-Baptiste Natali (youngest chef in France to earn a Michelin star when he was awarded one in 2002 at age 27), Raoul Meuwese (Chef de Cuisine of Michelin-starred Bridges at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam) and Michael Dyllong (head chef of Michelin-starred Palmgarden in Dortmund, Germany). The event will also spotlight other global culinary luminaries, including Dutch celebrities’ private chef (René van Empelen), a former winner of MasterChef of France (Didier Corlou), a scion of a cheese-making family that’s been in the business since 1880 (Patrice Marchand), the maître-chocolatier of the world’s longest-established chocolatier (Stéphane Bonnat), an author of 14 renowned cookbooks (Alain Caron), one of Asia’s top female chefs, according to the Michelin Guide (Vanessa Huang), the Master Baker of France (Bruno Dinel), and pastry master (Fabrice Danniel). Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi’s Executive Chef Paul Smart and his culinary team Aurélien Houguet, Nguyen Thanh Van and Raphael Kinimo will also bring their expertise to this much-anticipated event. “Metropole Culinary Stars 2019 promises to be a truly remarkable event, as we bring together some of the world’s most celebrated chefs in a city whose culinary tradition is undisputed,” said William Haandrikman, the Metropole Hanoi’s General Manager. Over eight days, starting on October 6, the event will include the following unique dining experiences: Oct. 6: An all-you-can eat “angelina Sunday Brunch with the Stars” featuring delicious culinary creations, live chef stations, free-flow drinks and lively music provided by a DJ. Oct. 7: A six-course “Exotic World of Spice” dinner in which each course is elevated by a different spice and paired with spice wines. Oct. 8: A seven-course “Dinner to Remember from the Farm & the Sea” sourced with the freshest and finest ingredients from the fields and oceans. Oct. 9: A six-course “Most Exclusive Wine Dinner” featuring luxurious ingredients and world-class Champagne and Grand Crus from five different wineries. Oct. 10: There will be two main events this evening. First, is the “Trump-Kim Summit Four-Hands Dinner,” a special gastronomical journey with the two Metropole chefs who prepared the historic four-course menu. The second is an “Extravagant Cheese & Wine Evening with Artisanal Bread” featuring more than 30 selections of Les Frères Marchand cheese served with artisanal bread. Oct. 11: A “Metropole Culinary Showdown Dinner” in which 14 chefs go head-to-head in a 60-minute live cook-off, while guests savor a special four-course dinner menu. Oct. 12: An “All Star Dinner” including an exquisite 9-course dinner menu from 10 of the top participating chefs. Oct. 13: A “Magnifique Sunday Brunch” featuring nine live stations, as well as an opportunity to interact directly with the chefs. All of

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Eating is a significant part of any travel experience, and whether it’s enjoying a lamb and pear tajine in Morocco, some spicy jerk chicken in Jamaica or a selection of tapas in Spain, there’s nothing better than savouring a dish in its country of origin, plus it’s a great way to meet the locals. MOROCCAN It is said that in order for a nation to develop a great cuisine, it must have four prerequisites. A rich land from which to draw upon an abundant range of ingredients, a variety of foreign cultural influences, a great civilisation and lastly, a refined palace with royal kitchens to inspire the nation’s cooks. Morocco has it all, and is home to some of the most delicious food imaginable. From robust roasts to rich aromatic stews, spiced or sweetened salads to savoury pastries, fragrant mounds of couscous to bastilla, an exquisite blend of shredded pigeon, a spiced onion sauce with saffron and herbs encased in a flaky, filo-like pastry topped with cinnamon and sugar – an intricate dish that epitomises everything that is grand and extravagant in Moroccan cooking. One of the most interesting ways to absorb the delights of Moroccan cuisine is to wander through the souks (markets) of the towns and cities, sampling the food on offer. It’s early morning in old Fés and sunlight streams in slanted rays through the woven bamboo shades covering the narrow alleyways, catching the steam rising from the many cookers. Close to the city gate of Bab Bou Jaloud, one stallholder is busy cooking and serving a typical Moroccan breakfast, miklee – flaky pancakes with butter and honey. In a nearby fruit and vegetable souk, produce of every kind lines the street – juicy oranges from the sun-drenched groves of Agadir, vine-ripened tomatoes, plump mounds of grapes and preserved fruits and nuts. Entire shops are jam-packed with olives of all types; others display hanging baskets bulging with fresh mint, used to make mint tea that is traditionally served before and after a meal. At a spice souk, bright red paprika, rich yellow turmeric, dusty sticks of cinnamon, seeds of cumin, aniseed and caraway are heaped in tubs waiting to be measured into twisted envelopes of paper. These are some of the spices that form the soul of Moroccan cooking, transforming simple dishes to exotic heights. One of Morocco’s most famous dishes is the tajine or tagine. The name refers to the conical-lidded pot in which it is prepared, as well as the intricately spiced stew of meat and vegetables, sometimes with dried fruits and nuts, cooked very slowly over a charcoal fire. Typical tajine combinations include: lamb with pears and chicken with green olives and preserved lemons – simple yet delicious dishes that are often accompanied by thick wedges of crusty Moroccan flat bread, perfect for soaking up the sauce. JAMAICAN From fiery seasoned meat and inventive seafood dishes to oak-aged rums and hearty stouts, Jamaican cuisine is an eclectic mix of African, European and Indian influences – and is surprisingly healthy and varied. Although many

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Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival and express good wishes to family, friends and business associates with Handcrafted Mooncakes and a Special Afternoon Tea at Mandarin Oriental and PELLEVAH Mooncake Lover Bag at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel. Handcrafted Mooncakes and a Special Afternoon Tea At Mandarin Oriental Two elegant mooncake boxes designed to represent stylish fan-shaped clutch bags are available this year. ‘The Oriental Classic’ in red with a unique Oriental Chinese drawn pattern (THB 808) and ‘The Luxury Box’ in beige leather incorporating The Authors’ Lounge architectural details with a gold tassel (THB 1,888) both feature eight pieces of delicious mooncake, each of which is lovingly handcrafted by Chef Andy Leong and his team, in the following flavours: custard; lotus seeds with egg yolk and flaxseed; durian with egg yolk, and our newest flavour, tangerine with 8-year-old dried tangerine peel. ‘Mid-Autumn Festival Afternoon Tea’ in The Authors’ Lounge From now until 13th September 2019 guests can also enjoy a special ‘Mid-Autumn Festival Afternoon Tea’ in The Authors’ Lounge. Priced at THB 1,500++ per person, the afternoon tea includes a selection of savoury treats including Char Siew chicken pastries and gluten-free charcoal tart with pumpkin seeds and pastries including black sesame macaroons, matcha and strawberry choux, Custard-flavoured mooncake and The Authors’ Lounge’s famed warm confit pomelo scones with rose petal and raspberry jam and clotted cream. Guests can add a further sparkle to the experience by including a glass of Louis Roederer Brut Premier (set priced at THB 2,200++). The ‘Mid-Autumn Festival Afternoon Tea’ is available daily from 12:00-18:00 hrs. For reservations or more information, please contact +66 (0) 2 659 9000 ext. 6811     PELLEVAH Mooncake Lover Bag At Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel Created from original Python skins combined with the finest Lamb leather, the materials for these Mooncake bags have been selected from the most exclusive leather suppliers of the world for their exceptional quality. Each metal element etched on the bag is plated in 18 carat gold. Each bag contains two sumptuous mooncakes, carefully prepared at Mocha & Muffins. After the Mooncake festival, the bag can be used as a fully functional and stylish handbag. Only eight bags are available, exclusively designed for this event. Each bag will be marked with a limited edition number 1/8 to 8/8. The retail price of each PELLEVAH Mooncake Lover Bag is THB 28,888 (Including 7% VAT). Anantara Siam’s bakery Mocha & Muffins offers two additional special designed mooncake boxes of 4 pieces: - Siamese Fighting Fish Luxury Box, an elegant round burgundy box imprinted with golden textures of Siamese fighting fishes. Priced at THB 1,688+ (150 g per piece). - Premium Red Velvet Box, a standout half-moon design opens up to a full-moon shape revealing a symbol of golden lotus. Priced at THB 1,088+ (150 g per piece). For more information and reservations please call +66 (0) 2126 8866 Ext. 1226  

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As sustainable tourism becomes more important than ever, hosts and guests on Airbnb are making significant changes to support environmentally conscious travel. The number of stays at eco-friendly homes increased by 141 percent over last year, and more hosts are sharing green spaces than ever before, with more than 364,000 sustainable stays on Airbnb. A growing green trend on Airbnb is hosts sharing homes made from recycled – or upcycled – materials, like glass bottles, tires and even recycled denim. Spaces built with upcycled materials have increased by 175 percent over the last four years. For the eco-conscious traveler, or even those looking for a one-of-a-kind getaway, there are many more upcycled stays to explore, including the sampling of homes below: Unique Cob Cottage, Mayne Island, Canada Made out of clay, sand and straw; local driftwood used as flooring. Cabana Floripa, Florianópolis, Brazil Made out of reused bottles and glass. Tiny Eco-Friendly Shipping Containers, Atlanta, Georgia Made out of old steel shipping containers; kitchen offers recycled drinking glasses. Recycle Apartment Close to the Beach, Odeceixe, Portugal Bathroom floor made of wine corks, living room sofa made from reused denim, kitchen shelf made from surfboard. The Recyclable House, Beaufort, Australia Structure made of recycled galvanized steel.

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In anticipation of Downton Abbey’s big-screen debut this September, fans of the series will be delighted to hear that Hotel Café Royal is offering the ultimate British escape to experience what life was like for British aristocracy in the 1920s. Opened in 1865 and previously the haunt of famed British patrons, from Princess Diana and Winston Churchill to Oscar Wilde and Virginia Woolf, Café Royal, London has been an established and iconic landmark on the capital’s social scene for over a century. Located in the beating heart of London in between Mayfair and Soho, the hotel is perfectly positioned for guests to enjoy an action-packed itinerary of history and glamour inspired by the characters and storylines of Downton Abbey. The Royal Package, from $8500 The ultimate experience for Downton Abbey fans, the Royal Package offers two nights in one of Hotel Café Royal’s historic suites and two days packed with activities inspired by the show. The adventure begins with a day trip to Highclere Castle, the sprawling country house and estate where Downton Abbey’s Crawley family call home, for a tour of the much-loved grounds where so many memorable lines were uttered. Guests will be escorted in their own private Rolls Royce or helicopter for the day and will return to Hotel Café Royal to enjoy their award-winning traditional afternoon tea with a bottle of champagne. The next morning, guests can enjoy a chauffeur-driven tour of nearby Mayfair of British institutions Burberry, Fortnum & Mason, Prestat and Penhaligon’s, all of which hold the London Royal Warrant and are approved suppliers to the British royal family. Once guests are in need of a refreshment, they will be escorted to St James’ Park, next to Buckingham Palace, to enjoy a Butler’s picnic and champagne in the grounds of Marlborough House, the birthplace of King George V who is expected to visit the Crawley family in the movie. That evening, guests are invited for a private cocktail masterclass at Hotel Café Royal’s Green Bar where they will learn how to master the art of 1920s-isnpired mixology, and of course sample some too. On their final morning in London before departure, guests will enjoy a private etiquette lesson to learn how the characters in Downton Abbey would have behaved in Edwardian England. During an afternoon filled with history lessons about early 20th century customs and culture, guests will learn about everything from making conversation to the correct handling of flatware. The Royal Package includes Two-night stay in a Signature suite Private transfer and tour of Highclere Castle Butler’s picnic in St James’ Park Royal Warrant shopping Private etiquette class Daily breakfast Afternoon tea in the Oscar Wilde Lounge with champagne Complimentary mini-bar excluding alcohol 1920s Cocktail masterclass at The Green Bar Copy of Downton Abbey cookbook and cocktail book The Aristocracy Package, from $3600 Guests choosing the Aristocracy Package can enjoy a two-night stay in one of Hotel Café Royal’s Grand Deluxe Guestrooms, private transfer and tour of Highclere Castle, Royal Warrant Shopping, afternoon tea in the Oscar Wilde Lounge, daily breakfast, and a copy

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ICONSIAM Superlux Residence has announced that The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok in spectacular style. The first Mandarin Oriental branded residential development in Southeast Asia, and the seventh residential project to open for the brand worldwide, this unique architectural triumph promises to deliver unrivalled luxury service synonymous with the Mandarin Oriental brand. The development benefits from a remarkable location within the prestigious ICONSIAM complex, a vibrant symbol of the spirit and soul of Thailand, that provides the warmest welcome for residents and visitors. The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok comprise 146 of the world’s most luxurious waterfront residences, with two- or three-bedroom options ranging in size from 130 sqm to 230 sqm, and penthouses ranging from 380 sqm to 710 sqm. Offering private lift access, 3.2-metre high ceilings, and common areas that are approximately three times larger per unit than many other prestigious apartments in Bangkok, the development sets a new standard in luxury living. A unique benefit of ownership includes an exclusive invitation to Mandarin Oriental's Residence Elite Programme, providing 24/7 Residence Concierge service, worldwide privileges when staying at any Mandarin Oriental hotel and VIP recognition when shopping at neighbouring ICONSIAM retail outlets. Mr. Keerin Chutumstid, President, Property & Service Business Group, MQDC, said: “The ICONSIAM Superlux Residence Corporation Ltd and Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group have formed a partnership that has delivered an exceptional result. Since this project began, we have strived to create a residence that acts as a beacon for Thailand on the global stage; a residence that showcases architectural, technological and design features of the finest quality. With exclusivity and status to rival the most sought-after developments around the globe, it is no surprise that only a limited number of residential units currently remain available to prospective purchasers.” “The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok are conveniently situated diagonally across the river from the legendary Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok,” says Mr. Richard Baker, Chief Relationship Officer for Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, “The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok will provide owners with the finest property management and hospitality services, which have made the Mandarin Oriental name synonymous with exceptional standards of luxury worldwide. This latest addition to the Group’s residences portfolio will offer residents a unique lifestyle experience and impeccable service standards in one of South East Asia’s most dynamic and exciting cities.” Mr. Supoj Chaiwatsirikul, Managing Director, ICONSIAM Co., Ltd., added: “The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok are truly blessed by an enchanting location next to the Chao Phraya river, within ICONSIAM - one of Asia’s most exciting destinations combining art, culture, lifestyle pursuits, dining options, and shopping with convenient access to multiple transport links. The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, is optimally placed as part of the ultimate Thai national landmark destination.” Award-winning Hong Kong designer Joyce Wang has defined a new language of luxury through careful curation of space, light and materials. This spatial experience is composed of fully custom-designed furniture and fixtures, sought-after limited-edition antique pieces and artisanal crafts carefully sourced globally. Externally, the 52-storey architectural façade’s graceful lines allude to

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

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As sustainable tourism becomes more important than ever, hosts and guests on Airbnb are making significant changes to support environmentally conscious travel. The number of stays at eco-friendly homes increased by 141 percent over last year, and more hosts are sharing green spaces than ever before, with more than 364,000 sustainable stays on Airbnb. A growing green trend on Airbnb is hosts sharing homes made from recycled – or upcycled – materials, like glass bottles, tires and even recycled denim. Spaces built with upcycled materials have increased by 175 percent over the last four years. For the eco-conscious traveler, or even those looking for a one-of-a-kind getaway, there are many more upcycled stays to explore, including the sampling of homes below: Unique Cob Cottage, Mayne Island, Canada Made out of clay, sand and straw; local driftwood used as flooring. Cabana Floripa, Florianópolis, Brazil Made out of reused bottles and glass. Tiny Eco-Friendly Shipping Containers, Atlanta, Georgia Made out of old steel shipping containers; kitchen offers recycled drinking glasses. Recycle Apartment Close to the Beach, Odeceixe, Portugal Bathroom floor made of wine corks, living room sofa made from reused denim, kitchen shelf made from surfboard. The Recyclable House, Beaufort, Australia Structure made of recycled galvanized steel.

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The name Grip is a reference not only to the way in which the timepiece fits snug to the wrist: the watch hugs the wrist, adhering in the way trainers stick to the grip tape on a skateboard. The collection comprises four new quartz timepieces. Each one features a rounded square case with three windows, in which three white rotating disks indicate the hour, minute, and date respectively. One edition brings together a yellow gold PVD case and yellow gold PVD bracelet, both engraved with Gucci’s signature Interlocking G logo. Another variant is worked purely in steel for a sleek, modern look that combines easily with different outfits. Adding a sophisticated and luxurious touch of color to the line, two further editions are offered with colored calf leather straps: green with a steel case, or bordeaux with a yellow gold PVD case. Designed to literally grip the attention, Grip is the perfect choice for men and women who appreciate clean yet eye-catching designs with vintage appeal as its unique design blends a perfectly timeless attitude with a highly contemporary style. Gucci is introducing a brand-new unisex watch line called Grip. Its unique design blends timeless appeal with highly contemporary style. For more information, please contact Trocadero Time Tel. 02-163-0555.

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Apple today announced iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, a new pro line for iPhone that delivers advanced performance for users who want the very best smartphone. The new Super Retina XDR display is a pro display with the brightest display ever in an iPhone. The powerful Apple-designed A13 Bionic chip provides unparalleled performance for every task while enabling an unprecedented leap in battery life to easily get through the day. A new triple-camera system provides a pro-level camera experience with an Ultra Wide, Wide and Telephoto camera, delivering huge improvements to low-light photography and offering the highest quality video in a smartphone that is great for shooting action videos. iPhone 11 Pro introduces a transformative triple-camera system with all-new Ultra Wide, Wide and Telephoto cameras, deeply integrated into iOS to create a pro-level camera experience designed for everyone. iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max set a new standard in video, with the highest quality video ever in a smartphone. Each camera in the triple-camera system records brilliant 4K video with extended dynamic range and cinematic video stabilization. With a wider field of view and large focal plane, the Ultra Wide camera is great for shooting action videos. Users can easily zoom between each of the three cameras, while Audio Zoom matches the audio to the video framing for more dynamic sound. With iOS 13, powerful video editing tools are accessible to everyone with the ability to rotate, crop, increase exposure and apply filters to videos instantly. These adjustments are easy to apply and review at a glance, so even a novice can create professional quality video projects. With the tight integration between hardware and software, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max take the traditional camera experience even further in a way only Apple can. The all-new Ultra Wide camera fundamentally changes the camera experience by capturing four times more scene, great for taking landscape or architecture photos, tight shots and more. The new Wide sensor with 100 percent Focus Pixels and advanced software enables Night mode, and delivers huge improvements to photos shot in indoor and outdoor low-light environments, resulting in brighter images with natural colors and reduced noise. The triple-camera system takes Portrait mode to a new level with the ability to choose Wide and Telephoto framing, enabling Portrait mode with a wider field of view, great for taking portraits of multiple people. The Telephoto camera features a larger ƒ/2.0 aperture to capture 40 percent more light compared to iPhone Xs for better photos and videos. The new TrueDepth camera introduces a new 12MP camera with a wider field of view to capture selfies, and next-generation Smart HDR enables more natural-looking photos. Expressive selfie videos take on a whole new look with the TrueDepth camera that now records 4K video at up to 60 fps and 120 fps slo-mo. iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max come in four gorgeous finishes including a beautiful new midnight green, and will be available for pre-order beginning Friday, September 13 and

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Pepe Jeans, the legendary British denim brand is delighted to announce a new collection with Dua Lipa, one of the most successful musical artists and style icons of her generation. Following in the footsteps of fashion icons and Hollywood stars, Dua Lipa began her role by starring in the last Spring/Summer 2019 campaign for Pepe Jeans. Today, Dua Lipa unveiled her first ever collection with the brand on her social media platforms, writing "I have been working hard behind the scenes to design my first ever collection inspired by the 90s and early 00’s in London. The collection was designed with my fans in mind, and I am so excited to see you in the clothes." The singer brings out her own style and takes on the brand's legacy of signature denim and laidback classes. The collection is a mix of going-out separates, such as chainmail dresses and cut-out blouses with downtime day dressing pieces: think jumpsuits, jeans and puffer jackets. Dua Lipa and Pepe Jeans are a perfect fit in more ways than one. Both were born in London and have become symbols of idiosyncratic British style. Long before joining Pepe Jeans, Dua Lipa was a fan of the brand’s advertising campaigns as a teenager. Shop Dua Lipa X Pepe Jeans now at the online store, click!  

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The name Grip is a reference not only to the way in which the timepiece fits snug to the wrist: the watch hugs the wrist, adhering in the way trainers stick to the grip tape on a skateboard. The collection comprises four new quartz timepieces. Each one features a rounded square case with three windows, in which three white rotating disks indicate the hour, minute, and date respectively. One edition brings together a yellow gold PVD case and yellow gold PVD bracelet, both engraved with Gucci’s signature Interlocking G logo. Another variant is worked purely in steel for a sleek, modern look that combines easily with different outfits. Adding a sophisticated and luxurious touch of color to the line, two further editions are offered with colored calf leather straps: green with a steel case, or bordeaux with a yellow gold PVD case. Designed to literally grip the attention, Grip is the perfect choice for men and women who appreciate clean yet eye-catching designs with vintage appeal as its unique design blends a perfectly timeless attitude with a highly contemporary style. Gucci is introducing a brand-new unisex watch line called Grip. Its unique design blends timeless appeal with highly contemporary style. For more information, please contact Trocadero Time Tel. 02-163-0555.

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Apple today announced iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, a new pro line for iPhone that delivers advanced performance for users who want the very best smartphone. The new Super Retina XDR display is a pro display with the brightest display ever in an iPhone. The powerful Apple-designed A13 Bionic chip provides unparalleled performance for every task while enabling an unprecedented leap in battery life to easily get through the day. A new triple-camera system provides a pro-level camera experience with an Ultra Wide, Wide and Telephoto camera, delivering huge improvements to low-light photography and offering the highest quality video in a smartphone that is great for shooting action videos. iPhone 11 Pro introduces a transformative triple-camera system with all-new Ultra Wide, Wide and Telephoto cameras, deeply integrated into iOS to create a pro-level camera experience designed for everyone. iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max set a new standard in video, with the highest quality video ever in a smartphone. Each camera in the triple-camera system records brilliant 4K video with extended dynamic range and cinematic video stabilization. With a wider field of view and large focal plane, the Ultra Wide camera is great for shooting action videos. Users can easily zoom between each of the three cameras, while Audio Zoom matches the audio to the video framing for more dynamic sound. With iOS 13, powerful video editing tools are accessible to everyone with the ability to rotate, crop, increase exposure and apply filters to videos instantly. These adjustments are easy to apply and review at a glance, so even a novice can create professional quality video projects. With the tight integration between hardware and software, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max take the traditional camera experience even further in a way only Apple can. The all-new Ultra Wide camera fundamentally changes the camera experience by capturing four times more scene, great for taking landscape or architecture photos, tight shots and more. The new Wide sensor with 100 percent Focus Pixels and advanced software enables Night mode, and delivers huge improvements to photos shot in indoor and outdoor low-light environments, resulting in brighter images with natural colors and reduced noise. The triple-camera system takes Portrait mode to a new level with the ability to choose Wide and Telephoto framing, enabling Portrait mode with a wider field of view, great for taking portraits of multiple people. The Telephoto camera features a larger ƒ/2.0 aperture to capture 40 percent more light compared to iPhone Xs for better photos and videos. The new TrueDepth camera introduces a new 12MP camera with a wider field of view to capture selfies, and next-generation Smart HDR enables more natural-looking photos. Expressive selfie videos take on a whole new look with the TrueDepth camera that now records 4K video at up to 60 fps and 120 fps slo-mo. iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max come in four gorgeous finishes including a beautiful new midnight green, and will be available for pre-order beginning Friday, September 13 and

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Le Bristol Paris, pearl of Oetker Collection, invites all bon vivants to discover superb wines presented by their passionate wine masters, over a four-course dinner from Eric Frechon’s Michelin starred kitchens. The 2019 series of Wine Mondays begins on October 7th. France has long been known as the country of good taste, fine fare and gastronomy. At the heart of this prestigious heritage, there is the noble grape which transforms into a treasure of infinite colours and flavours. At Le Bristol Paris, there are no less than twelve sommeliers each equally determined to seek out the finest wines for the pleasure of the Palace guests. Twelve Wine Masters Under the guidance of Bernard Neveu, Sommelier Director, twelve sommeliers assiduously explore great vintages and seek out the finest newcomers. This elite team of sommeliers discover new wines that will eventually become part of the French gastronomic experience, earning the privilege to be paired with the Michelin starred cuisine of this Parisian Palace. They are masters in creating sublime food and wine pairings, committed connoisseurs, they elevate the profession to an art. A century and half of oenology Le Bristol’s cellars are a hallowed place where some of the rarest wines age with around 100,000 bottles, 60,000 are literally beneath the Palace. There are some legendary vintages such as a Riversaltes 1875, or a Petrus 1961, both on Epicure’s wine list, an historic tome with 2,500 references, cataloguing a century and a half of oenology.  “One of the greatest in the world” proclaims the American magazine Wine Spectator, who gave Epicure’s list their highest accolade, the Wine Spectator Grand Award, for the 4th year in a row. The treasure hunt At Le Bristol Paris wine and the wine makers are held in utmost reverence, and Wine Mondays are dedicated to them. These shared evenings of discovery begin months earlier when you find Bernard Neveu and his team striding along the most beautiful domains across the countryside, from the Côte d’Or to Bordeaux, Alsace’s plains to the Loire valley’s hillsides, seeking the most precious bottles. Their treasure hunt culminates at brasserie de luxe 114 Faubourg where they share their greatest finds and best encounters in their Wine Mondays. Wines are paired with a four course dinner created for the evening by three Michelin starred Chef Eric Frechon. Wine Mondays At these evenings the sommeliers reveal remarkable wines, private domains and passionate wine-growers but above all, give meaning to the word pleasure. The evening takes place in the stylish floral surrounds of 114 Faubourg, over a four-course gastronomic dinner. Price €140 per guest. Continuing the degustation, the wine which is given pride of place will be included in the 114 Faubourg wine list for the upcoming month. Price: €140 per guest Programme 2019-2020 7th October 2019 Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret / Bourgogne Côte de Nuits Family-owned since 1620 in the heart of the prestigious village of Vosne Romanée, the Mongeard-Mugneret estate has some 30 hectares of vineyards divided into 35 appellations, including the magnificent grands crus such as Echezeaux, Grands-Echezeaux, Clos de Vougeot and Richebourg. Wines offer the velvety texture and delicacy typical of great Burgundy wines,

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Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited partners with Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, to introduce a new plane design, a collaboration between Bangkok Airways and Shopee, to promote the big campaign of the year “2019 Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping Day”. Bangkok Airways has officially opened its official store and is offering special promotions for Shopee users as well as chance for users to win free flights on its 9 boutique routes. Mr. Komkrich Ngamwongwirot, Account Director - Europe, Africa, Middle East & Online Area of Bangkok Airways said that “This partnership is our first time joining forces with a big company like Shopee, which is our first e-commerce partner. We are jointly introducing a new plane design, and this partnership marks the launch of the biggest campaign of the year. I am confident that our partnership with Shopee will allow our airlines to grow in e-commerce business and help us reach new markets. We see that e-commerce is increasingly popular in Thailand, and online shopping is now easier than ever. E-commerce can cater to every lifestyle need of digital shoppers. Shopee has a lot of users on its platform, and I am sure that through this channel we can increase awareness of our products and services. Additionally, our partnership with Shopee will also boost our sales opportunities and help us facilitate our customers better.” “The new livery aircraft will begin its operation on 9 September, 2019, on some of Bangkok Airways’s boutique routes such as Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phuket, Krabi, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Mumbai, Da Nang, Mandalay, Yangon, Vientiane and Nha Trang. Moreover, some of our branded merchandise products will be made available for purchase on our Shopee store. Those who would like to purchase Bangkok Airways gift cards will be entitled to a 300 Baht bonus when purchasing a total gift card value of 3,000 Baht.  Customers who take part in the ‘2019 Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping Day’ by shopping with Shopee on the 9th of September 2019, will stand a chance to win air tickets on Bangkok Airways to our 9 boutique destinations such as Maldives, Samui, Krabi, Chinag Mai and Chiang Rai.” Mr. Komkrich added.  

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