Lamborghini Bangkok organized the launch of the new Lamborghini Huracán EVO super sports car with a luxurious design and V10 engine providing top performance through Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata (LDVI), a CPU controlling the performance of 4-wheel-drive system and rear-wheel drive model with accuracy from the movement of the car, to improve its driving responsiveness and granting the driver complete control over every aspect of the car’s movement. Furthermore, the car features a new aerodynamic design that is five times more efficient than ever. The performance of the Huracán is not only equipped with 640 hp and 600 Nm torque, but also the latest infotainment technology available today including an 8.4” infotainment touchscreen. It is embedded in the center console to make it easy to control everything literally at the touch of one’s fingertips including car seat controls, air-conditioning, and even controlling the LDVI system in real time as it has connectivity, making it directly linked to Apple CarPlay, as well as having connections to the web radio, video players, giving voice commands to Siri, dual-camera touchscreen, telemetry recording and analysis, and even a hard disk with ample storage capacity. The Lamborghini Huracán EVO is also hailed the newest icon of the raging bull stable because it is truly unique in offering owners a customised choice of colours for both its interiors and exteriors. Its luxurious interior remains functional with the latest lightweight alloys such as Lamborghini’s patented Carbon Forged Composites which is only manufactured at each customer’s orders, at prices starting from 24,590,000 baht. The Huracán EVO features the 5.2 l naturally-aspirated Lamborghini V10 engine, uprated to produce higher power output and an emotional and powerful sound, with Titanium intake valves and refined lightweight exhaust system. The Huracán EVO outputs 640 hp (470 kW) at 8,000 rpm with 600 Nm of torque delivered at 6,500 rpm. With a dry weight of 1,422 kg the Huracán EVO reaches a weight-to-power ratio of 2.22 kg/hp, accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 2.9 seconds and from 0-200 km/h in 9.0 seconds. Braking from 100 km/h to 0 is achieved in just 31.9 m, with a top speed of more than 325 km/h.It is more efficient than ever when driving with a dynamic automated Torque Vectoring System that allows the driver to control the car speed regardless of road conditions. It also includes a new feature that is the heart of this model and core to improving its performance, namely the Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata (LDVI), which uses a Central Processing Unit to analyse and assess conditions to allow the driver more control over the environment, creating the ultimate driving experience. There is also the Lamborghini Piattaforma Inerziale (LPI) system which assesses the speed and angle of the care to maintain its balance and dynamism at all times. This is an upgrade of its efficacy to version 2.0 of the previous model as it was developed precisely to improve its dynamism and accuracy as every single shift and movement of the chassis is monitored in real time. The car also has
Oris Aquis Date Relief The Oris Aquis Date Relief is inspired by the colour and feeling of water. The grey dial recalls the colour of a stormy sea, while the watch’s signature diving scale numerals in relief are a reminder of the texture of water, as well as its elemental role in all life. It has a 43.50 mm (1.713 inches) stainless steel case with a uni-directional rotating diver’s bezel and is water-resistant to 30 bar (300 metres). It comes on a choice of straps or a metal bracelet, and its sapphire crystal sits over a dial decorated with applied hour markers, which, like the hour and minutes hands, are filled with luminescent Super-LumiNova®. GUCCI DIVE ‘THREE LITTLE PIGS’ COLLECTION In honor of the Chinese calendar's year of the pig, the characters from the “Three Little Pigs” are brought back from ©Disney archives, enhancing the House designs for Cruise 2019. The Gucci Dive watch features a red dial with the playful motif, completed with a black rubber strap. OMEGA 'De VilleTrésor' OMEGA celebrates the 125th anniversary of its name. The brand is proudly releasing a new De Ville Trésor timepiece that includes some very unique touches and an exciting movement. For the first time, OMEGA has created a wristwatch with a red enamel dial, going perfectly with 18K yellow gold case. This challenging design is inspired by OMEGA’s iconic brand colour. VOLARE SKY COLLECTION The key inspiration for this fascinating watch collection comes from the brilliant colours of the sky throughout the day. Featuring a unique, gradient watch face and elegant multi-coloured bands, this collection highlights the latest colour trends of 2019. Starting from dawn, which blends the warm tones of sunrise to the cool colours of midday, the elegant softness of dusk and the mysterious shades of the midnight sky. RADO Captain Cook Automatic Limited Edition The original Captain Cook was produced between 1962 and 1968 and was known for its compact design and distinctive features. Since 2017, the Captain Cook has been back in the RADO collection and true to the original in almost every way. Limited to just 1,962 pieces, and balancing authentic vintage style with the modern preference for personalisation, the new 2019 Captain Cook is delivered in a hard-wearing leather travel pouch with a selection of additional straps. If the brown vintage-look leather strap isn’t what you’re looking for today, simply exchange it for the fine knit stainless steel Milanese bracelet or the durable green NATO strap.
The Empire State Building (ESB) today announced that it will utilize two EarthCam video cameras to give fans around the world 24/7 access to footage of ESB and of the views from ESB via a livestream on www.empirestatebuilding.com . One camera is installed on the rooftop of One Grand Central Place, a property in the portfolio of Empire State Realty Trust, the company that owns and manages the Empire State Building. The EarthCam footage allows fans all over the world to view in real time the beloved ESB tower lightings, New York City sunsets, and the signature hourly sparkle effect that occurs daily for five minutes every hour between sunset and 2:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The second camera is installed on the south corner of ESB's 103rd floor and will capture the stunning views of New York City and beyond. Users will have the opportunity to view extreme weather conditions and even watch the sunrise from the heart of New York City. The two different viewpoints allow visitors to witness the World's Most Famous Building 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, and to enjoy a preview of the ESB Observatories' 360-degree panoramic views. Fans are encouraged to take advantage of the screenshot function provided by EarthCam and to share images on social media by tagging the Empire State Building in their posts.
“So far, from time that will not return So far, from where I used to be So far, from being away from home. - - So Far - - Written by H.R.H Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana, 2018 Imagine for a moment, in the far reaches of this universe, there is an undiscovered planet where the highest stage of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology has been achieved while still maintaining a rich diversity of nature. Though every living thing looks different and unfamiliar as a result of alien metamorphosis and mutations, all fauna and flora live in unison, happily ever after. This planet is called ‘NARAVANNA’ which was brought to the attention of HRH Princess Sirivannavari as the inspiration of SIRIVANNAVARI Spring/Summer 2019 collection, named ‘Abode of Metamorphosis’, capturing ultra-feminine silhouettes, exquisite embroidery and the Maison’s signature graphic prints, created by Her Royal Highness. H.R.H. Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana, SIRIVANNAVARI Creative Director said, ‘It is all about the journey to NARAVANNA, the undiscovered world in this universe where all lives coexist in peace. Its creatures, especially the mutants, inspired me for this latest collection, featuring graphics inspired by the AI’s mainboard, African-influenced craftsmanship and space-age details. ‘The silhouettes and structures of this season are quite varied and complicated, from deconstructed looks to asymmetrical gowns. In addition, I added some details and techniques to create new dimensions such as quilted pattern, pleating technique from Gérard Lognon’s workshop in Paris and Maasai Mara - inspired embroidery produced in our own Maison’s workshop,’ said H.R.H. Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana. SIRIVANNAVARI and S’HOMME Spring/Summer 2019 women collection features 67 looks (59 of womenswear and eight of menswear). The show commences with a parka look, which consists of a bolero Lurex tweed jacket paired with a dress of the same fabric, a cut-out midriff dress with the fluid silk chiffon skirt in the signature print, a cocktail peplum dress with the metallic quilt detail echoing the space-age theme. For an ultra feminine look, the collection also includes a zebra-sequinned tulle blouse with hand-stitched feather details and a white corset dress with double layering of fringes: burgundy silk fringe and African beads fringe. In addition, the princess established SIRIVANNAVARI Atelier and Academy, the in-house workshop of couture embroidery. Thus, the spotlight also shines on the magnificent embroidery which can be seen from the feather appliqué blouse, the crystal and pearl encrusted gown to the African beads embroidery details. As anticipated, graphic prints, one of the brand’s DNA, remains a highlight. The Princess has created prints this season by visually translating her imagination, including those details signifying NARAVANNA, such as mutants, alien creatures, AI’s mainboard, and gearwheels. The prints are incorporated throughout the collection, from ready to wear, leather goods, shoes and scarves (120 cm x 120 cm and the mini-rectangular size used for handbag handles). The spotlight shines on the Bijoux Collection, with both Fine jewellery and Fashion jewellery falling under the same inspiration. The Fine jewellery collection – featuring the Maison’s emblem ‘S’ and ‘Peacock’- offers rings, earrings and necklace in 18 karat rose gold adorned with mother of pearl, pearl,
In our latest competition, we've teamed up with Shinnabhura Historic Boutique Hotel to offer readers the chance to win a one-night stay and a meal for two! Shinnabhura Historic Boutique Hotel boasts a brand-new accommodation landmark in the downtown of Phitsanulok province that addresses every single need of travelers. Located on a spacious area of around 8,000 sq.m., the hotel stands out with a historic accent and unique characteristics in its architecture inspired by stunning designs from ancient kingdoms like Ayutthaya and Lanna. One reader will win a one-night stay in a Grand Deluxe Room at the hotel including breakfast for two. At Shinnabhura, the attention to architectural detail is superb as demonstrated by the stylish designs that derive from artistic cultures of such ancient kingdoms as Ayutthaya and Lanna. Shinnabhura offers five different types of rooms: Barn-style Rooms, Deluxe Rooms, Grand Deluxe Rooms, Junior Suites, and Royal Suites, accounting for a total of 44 rooms, coupled with a full range of services and facilities - including free shuttle service to airport, free Wi-Fi, swimming pool, fitness center, and Saran spa that offers holistic treatment methods such as traditional Thai massage, Lanna Thai massage, local sauna, and herbs. Experience palatable Thai and international dishes prepared by highly skilled chefs at Chaliang Dining Room or enjoy the chill-out ambience with cool beverages at Secret Bar & Garden Cafe - available in both barn-style indoor space with air-conditioning and outdoor space in the shadow of huge golden apple trees. In the meantime, you can grab some knowledge about local history from ancient warrior clothing, carvings, and paintings that depict wars and battles during the times of Ayutthaya and Lanna, all of which are displayed at the small museum in the hotel area. In addition, Shinnabhura is conveniently located in Phitsanulok’s downtown, offering a great spot to kick off your journey to visit historical sites and natural attractions such as Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat (Wat Yai), Chan Royal Palace, Phuhinrongkla National Park, Thung Salaeng Luang National Park, and Phu Lom Lo. A special offer for customers who are staying with us in March. Go to www.shinnabhura.com and book online with code "March" to receive a 15% discount off an original price of Deluxe and Grand Deluxe Room, or a 30% discount off Junior Suite and Royal Suite room. Moreover, Saran Spa is also offerring a 30-50% discount for online bookers who use our spa services during their stay at Shinnabhura Historic Boutique Hotel. Competition closes 3 April 2019. One winner will be selected at random, and the winner will be announced on our facebook page on 4 April 2019.
Thai travellers increasingly experiencing cherry blossom season in a unique way by exploring off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods in Tokyo and by immersing themselves in sakura-themed Experiences in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. The upcoming Cherry Blossom season (March – May) is one of the year's highlights and has helped to make Japan a firm favourite and one of the most popular global outbound destinations for Thai travelers today. Hot on the lips of travelers-in-the-know is Tokyo's Yanaka neighborhood which offers travelers the opportunity to immerse themselves in authentic Japanese culture, where traditional ways of life are still part of the neighborhood’s daily routine. Through this, Thai travellers are also supporting local, healthy tourism, helping diversify their spendings to smaller, local businesses. The area is known for Japanese sweets, tea and artisanal shops where craftsmen and shop owners take pride in making accoutrements for Kabuki actors and geishas who used to wander the neighborhood’s narrow alleyways. Springtime sees Yanaka Cemetery bursting with expansive cherry blossom trees, an alternative yet beautiful way to see these blooms in full force. Explore Yanaka and Kuramae town, a.k.a. the “Brooklyn of Tokyo,” while riding on "tokyobike". Explore the old and new sides of Tokyo on a bike as you cycle past small artisan workshops still in operation and factories that now house coffee shops and a chocolate factory. See Yanaka from the eyes of a local while you stroll through a shopping street, looking at kitchen knives and sampling sweets like karinto and manju from traditional Japanese shops. Get lost in narrow labyrinthian streets, arrive at an old wall made of tiles and make a final stop at Yanaka Cemetery for a prime cherry blossom viewing opportunity. Learn about the history of wagashi (Japanese sweets) from the owner of a renowned wagashi shop. Complete the Experience with organic Japanese tea. Increase your Instagram followers and get more likes and comments by making instagramable cherry blossom maki sushi rolls. Impress your friends back home with culinary skills of making cherry blossom Japanese sweets. Enjoy a scenic view of cherry blossoms in your private kayak and watch the world go by with Cherry blossom kayaking.
OZO Chaweng Samui commemorated its fifth successful year of operation with a ceremonyled by Pierre-Andre Pelletier, Regional Vice-President, Operations – Southern Thailand, Vietnam and the Maldives (centre) and Thomas Hain, Resident Manager (the second from the right). On this special day, team members took part by paying respects to the spirits and participating in a Buddhist blessing ceremony at the resort’s signature restaurant, Stacked Burger Samui. Also, at Stacked Burger Samui, local residents and hotel guests were invited to celebrate another successful year and enjoy a BBQ burger buffet at the Burger Bar station as well as an array of American and international comfort food with a twist.
With spring around the corner, it means cherry blossom season is coming. Take this chance to spend some quality time with your loved ones beneath the beautifulsakura trees. While Japan and Washington, D.C. are the most famous places to enjoy cherry blossoms, it is possible to see these trademark pink flowers in other locales around the globe. Lifestyle+Travel and Agoda.com share some of the best across Asia, America and Europe to enjoy the age-old tradition of hanami, or “flower viewing” in Japanese. Jinhae, Changwon, South Korea The Jinhae Gunhangie Festival attracts roughly two million visitors a year. Historically a memorial service to commemorate Admiral Yi Sun-sin, it is now South Korea’s biggest spring festival. Enjoy the festival by taking a stroll down the picturesque Romance Bridge, where cherry blossoms canopy the Yeojwacheon Stream, and along Gyeonghwa Station where the trees line the railway track. The best time to visit is late March to April. Conveniently located within reach of the city’s must-see destinations, M-Stay Hotel Changwon is the ideal accommodation for travelers looking to stay busy throughout their trip. Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam It’s a little-known fact that Vietnam’s Hoa Island, located east of Dien Bien Phu in the middle of Pa Khoang Lake, is a goldmine for those seeking cherry blossoms. Did you know that Vietnamese scientist Dr Tran Le wandered up and down the country for the perfect place to plant the seeds, a gift from a Japanese friend? Stay with the family at the Hoang Anh Villa which features an outdoor pool and sun terrace for some quality hanami, or cherry blossom viewing, time. Washington D.C., America The three-week-long National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates the dawn of spring while honoring both American and Japanese cultures. The 3,000 trees that can be seen here are a symbol of friendship between the two countries and were gifted by Tokyo’s then Mayor, Yukio Ozaki in 1912. Take in the sights of a sea of stunning cherry blossom trees at the Tidal Basin, and stay at The Wink Hotel Washington D.C. Located at the heart of the city, this hotel is perfect for travelers who want to make the most of all that the lively city has to offer. Edinburgh, Scotland Pack a picnic and head to The Meadows in Edinburgh. Once you’ve laid claim to one of the benches along the tree-lined paths, you can take a breather and soak in the pink-hued scenery outdoors. Plan to spend the day outdoors by taking along a blanket and your favorite novel. Stay at the Radisson Blu Edinburgh on the historic Royal Mile in the heart of Edinburgh. Recently renovated in 2015, the hotel is within walking distance to top tourist attractions, shopping areas and The Meadows. Paris, France Few places on earth are as romantic and picturesque as the beloved City of Lights. Every spring, neighborhoods and parks in the French capital are dotted with mesmerizing cherry blossoms. For prime viewing, take a stroll through Parc du Champ de Mars, set in the shadows of the world-renowned Eiffel Tower. Stay in ultimate luxury at the Park Hyatt Vendome Hotel located in the heart of Paris on the prestigious Rue de
Avani Hotels & Resorts has announced the launch of its newest rooftop destination, SEEN Restaurant & Bar with picturesque views overlooking the majestic Chao Phraya River at Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel. The city’s newest hot spot is the culinary brainchild of Portuguese chefpreneur, Olivier da Costa, following its success from the first two SEEN locations in Sao Paolo and Lisbon. SEEN Restaurant & Bar is a rooftop restaurant, lounge and garden designed by M&J London that incorporates a series of indoor and outdoor spaces on the rooftop of Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel. Respecting the SEEN brand’s 1980’s-meets-Art Deco vibe, a sense of place is imbued through local materials such as bamboo, along with the use of fluid flowing forms and furniture inspired by the curves of the Chao Phraya River. Upon entering, guests will be immersed in the trendy yet relaxing atmosphere, with catchy beats from a lineup of jet-setting DJs brought in by Music Director Scotty B. In terms of food, the floor-to-ceiling windows-wrapped restaurant on the rooftop offers a mix of international delights, synonymous with the SEEN experience. The regionally inspired cuisine designed by Chef Olivier da Costa is a rendition of locally sourced, fresh and bold flavours, presented with a flair that is best to be shared. Guests will be able to enjoy an array of culinary delights in the fluid ‘S’ shaped dining room that takes form from the SEEN logo, at the formal dining room or at the sushi bar. After dining, guests can ascend to the exclusive skybar for daybed seating overlooking the skyline, accompanied by surreal cocktails from award-winning Head Mixologist, Mochammad Fadli. Well-known for his whimsical creations, the cocktails at SEEN are a concoction of Asian, American and European flavours, with the use of fresh ingredients and local products. There is also the addition of a specially curated list of wine and champagne available at the bar that plays well with the rooftops’ iconic abstract wall, and starry surface underfoot that reflects the night sky. SEEN Restaurant & Bar is open daily from 6.00 pm – 1.00 am.