Today Edge, the New York’s highest outdoor sky deck, officially opened to the public offering unparalleled 360-degree views of the iconic city skyline. Beginning at 1:00 PM, the first ticketed visitors stepped out onto Edge’s outdoor viewing area featuring a thrilling glass-floor, angled glass walls, and outdoor skyline steps from the 100th to 101st floors of 30 Hudson Yards. Visitors also experienced the immersive, multi-room ‘Journey to Edge’ show telling the history of New York City’s newest neighborhood from construction over an active rail yard to sustainability achievements and more. To mark the opening, Edge has also launched a nightly light show designed by L’Observatoire International which will run from sunset to midnight daily through 4 April. Hudson Yards also announced today a program offering New York City public school groups free visits to Edge and Vessel every Tuesday. The program kicked-off today with fifth grade students from neighboring elementary school P.S. 33 in Chelsea getting a sneak peak of the entire experience prior to the first ticketed guests. NYC Public School bookings can be made online at www.edgenyc.com/group-bookings “The overwhelming public response to Hudson Yards over the past year – making us part of everything from their morning coffee run to a place to celebrate special occasions – has been incredibly humbling. With the opening Edge, one of the final pieces of the first phase of Hudson Yards, it was important to us to extend an invitation not only to the world to experience our great city from new heights, but also to New Yorkers who have made us part of the City’s cultural fabric. We are proud to ensure Edge is accessible to New York Public School students which we hope will inspire the next generation of New Yorkers to fall even more in love with this great city,” said Stephen Ross, Chairman of Related Companies. “Our goal at Oxford is to connect people to exceptional places, and Edge is another incredible attraction that Hudson Yards has to offer New Yorkers and visitors from across the globe. It’s truly one of the best views of one of the best cities in the world, and we’re excited for everyone to experience it first hand,” added Michael Turner, President of Oxford Properties. A bar, located on the 100th floor, offers a glass of champagne or signature cocktail and light bites to enjoy indoors or outdoors on the sky deck. Situated one floor above Edge, on the 101st floor, is Peak a stunning restaurant, bar, and event space operated by hospitality group RHC. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) and extending out 80 feet from the 100th floor of 30 Hudson Yards, Edge redefines the New York skyline. Its monumental triangular form completes the tower’s architectural dialogue with the city. A marvel of modern engineering and structural design, the 765,000-pound observation deck is comprised of 15 sections, each weighing between 35,000 and 100,000 pounds, bolted together and anchored to the east and south sides of the building. The 7,500-square-foot outdoor viewing area is surrounded by
HRH Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana Rajakanya, SIRIVANNAVARI Creative Director, will showcase SIRIVANNAVARI & S’HOMME Spring/Summer 2020 collection on Thursday, March 12th, 2020 which will mark the start of the brand’s 15th Anniversary celebration campaign. SIRIVANNAVARI Spring/Summer 2020 collection named ‘Mythos Poética’ will reminisce about the signature details of the maison throughout the past 15 years. The collection will make the audience to fantasise as if they are enjoying all the masterpieces in Louvre. The highlight of the collection will spot on the complicated structure of the looks, exquisite embroidery and the graphic prints drawn by the Princess. The collection will offer the wide range of products from women and men’s ready to wear, leather goods, fashion accessories and jewellery. SIRIVANNAVARI Spring/Summer 2020 collection will be showcased on Thursday, March 12th, 2020 at 19:00 hrs, Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon Shopping Complex.
Since 1895, Swarovski has been on a mission to add sparkle to people’s lives all over the world. During this time, Swarovski has created an abundance of exquisite, crystal-cut pieces, which is a testament to its creativity, passion for craftsmanship and continuous innovation. To mark its 125th anniversary, the brand has launched a very special collection as a tribute to its heritage, mastery and innovation – which are at the very heart of the company’s continued success. THE 125th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION Swarovski’s 125th Anniversary Collection reimagines refreshed versions of some of Swarovski’s best- selling jewelry products, along with pieces from other categories. The Collection celebrates the unique DNA of Swarovski by honouring its iconic blue shade. Like no other, this extraordinary deep blue simultaneously encompasses maturity, wisdom and generosity while embodying the everlasting feelings of wonder that are unfolded by the opening of each Swarovski box. Here are some of our favourite highlights from the Swarovski’s 125th Anniversary Collection. ANNIVERSARY MOUSE, LIMITED EDITION 2020 Since the first “Ur Mouse” was created in 1976, crystal figurines have formed a large part of Swarovski’s heritage. The “Original Mouse” is reimagined in the 125th Anniversary Collection in a modernized style, with shimmering touches of blue. DANCING SWAN NECKLACE Elegant yet easy-to-wear, the Dancing Swan pendant captures the grace and elegance of the swan – the iconic symbol of Swarovski. Delicately set in pavé and with a marquise-shaped stone that dances with movement, the clear and blue embellishment sparkles softly, complementing any outfit. TENNIS BRACELET The Tennis Bracelet is a timeless classic, now refreshed with the iconic Swarovski blue tone. The rhodium-plated bracelet with pavé embellishment adds sparkle to any style. ANGELIC STUDS Elegance and sophistication are captured in the design of the Angelic Studs. A classic style now reimagined with a timeless blue edge. CRYSTALLINE GLAM WATCH Swarovski pays tribute to its heritage with a special edition of the Crystalline Glam watch. Initially launched in SS19, this popular and refined Swiss-made timepiece features a case filled with hundreds of brilliant blue Swarovski crystals. Moreover, Swarovski will give away a Crystalline Blue pen as an appreciation gift for special customer who spend on Swarovski’s regular products up to 7,900 Baht or more. To discover the complete 125th Anniversary Collection, please visit Swarovski.com and stores worldwide.
Gucci is expanding the Grip line with two new chronograph timepieces. Together with the chronograph function, the tachymeter enables the wearer to measure the time it takes to cover one kilometer. This adds attitude and masculine style to the watch. Both watches feature a 40mm case. Two windows on the dial indicate the hour and minute. The Grip watch is inspired by the world of skateboarding. Its name recalls the way the rider’s sneakers stick to the grip tape on a skateboard. One edition showcases a steel case and bracelet. The chronograph function is introduced through a hand, which is finished with the Interlocking G motif. The other edition brings together a steel case and a black rubber strap showing the Interlocking G symbol. A red dot, which moves around the edge of the dial, forms the chronograph function. The Grip chrono watches are water resistant to 30 meters. For more information, please contact Trocadero Time Tel. 02-163-0555.
Conceived in 1989 as an “experimental laboratory”, Atelier Versace focuses on innovation and research in design, materials and technology. The entire haute couture collection is created in Versace’s Milanese Atelier - starting from the aesthetic research and visionary design to the hundreds of hours of meticulous workmanship by hand. Atelier has always represented a celebration of the origins for Versace – a reminder of Gianni and Donatella’s mother, a dressmaker who passed on the family’s sartorial traditions from her studio. The relentless pursuit of only the highest quality materials and exceptional craftsmanship has been translated into the creation of a line of exclusive fragrances in collaboration with EuroItalia, bearing the Atelier Versace name. The new luxury fragrance line consists of six scents, ranging from fresh, to floral and woody. The Cédrat de Diamante boasts the zest of Italian lemon, more efflorescent than traditional citrus aromas. Inspired by the Mediterranean, the perfume encompasses notes of pink grapefruit and natural woods. Envisioned by perfumer Marie Salamagne, who aims to embody artistry in craftsmanship in her scents, the vibrancy of Cédrat de Diamante is enhanced by aromatic cedarwood and vetiver. Éclat de Rose boasts the Moroccan Rose Centifolia: the delicate flowers are hand-picked during the early hours of the morning and then rapidly processed. Velvety rose accords are complemented by Ambrox, a signature note that reveals facets of amber, incense, wood, tobacco and musk. The elegant Éclat de Rose was envisaged by pioneering fragrance maker Nathalie Lorson, who was one of the first women to enter the perfumery field. Lorson’s goal is to create fragrances that resonate with both simplicity and high quality. Another collaboration with Nathalie Lorson, Jasmin au Soleil highlights jasmine flowers from India picked at sunrise to preserve their freshness. Petals are complemented by beeswax from France, containing balsamic and honey notes with hints of hay and tobacco, adding a light, velvety dimension to the perfume. The sensual tones are paired with fresh lemon and cedarwood notes. Evoking the Mediterranean summer, Figue Blanche encompasses fresh fig notes mixed with the pulp and essential oils of the Italian mandarin. The warm olfactory tones are complemented with zesty hints of bergamot and neroli. The fragrance is enriched with jasmine and rose petals and was concocted by perfume creator Marypierre Julien who strives to reveal something unexpected in the most familiar notes. The Santal Boisé scent is crafted from Srilankan sandalwood. The milky and balsamic fragrance is obtained from the roots and heart of the wood. Cypriol, a delicate flowering herb, adds a distinctive woody, smoky and slightly oud note to the perfume. Inspired by themes of family, creator Christophe Raynaud enriched the woody notes with luxurious, ambery Gurjun and saffron. The Vanille Rouge encompasses the Madagascar vanilla, adding a hint of pralines. The sweet tones are accompanied by a powdery musk accord. The powerful fragrance contains an unexpected rose note. Vanille Rouge was designed by Jordi Fernandez, who draws inspiration from the intricacies of Middle Eastern traditional scents. Evoking the sartorial savoir-faire of the Atelier, the perfumes are kept in
Sixteen-time GRAMMY® award-winning composer and legendary producer, David Foster, sets to release a collection of personal and heartfelt piano solos, ELEVEN WORDS set for release on 17 April 2020. A return to his truest form, the album showcases the artist at his musical core and the first track from the intimate set is, “Love.” ELEVEN WORDS is a return to the basics for the prolific songwriter and music producer. A departure from writing and producing huge, chart-topping hits for megastars, Foster steps back to his roots, seated at the grand piano and delivers emotional and meaningful piano melodies. “What I truly wanted to do with this album, is strip away the lyrics and all the production that I’m known for, leaving just the melodies” says Foster. “I called it Eleven Words because I wanted to identify words that were meaningful to me and hopefully meaningful to the world - simple yet complex.” ELEVEN WORDS track listing: Everlasting Love Eternity Victorious Elegant Nobility Wonderment Orbiting Romance Dreams Serenity David Foster has written nearly one hundred hit singles and dozens of movie songs and scores, receiving three Academy Award nominations for Best Original Song. His iconic power ballads have become timeless classics, made famous by industry titans like Madonna, Whitney Houston, Céline Dion, Barbra Streisand, Michael Bublé, Josh Groban, and many more. Few other individuals can claim to have their fingerprints on more major moments in all of popular music than David Foster.
As we begin a new decade, the vital role of water has never been more apparent. While some parts of the world suffer because of droughts and fires, others are washed away by filthy flood waters. And according to a joint report by the World Health Organization and UNICEF last year, 785 million people still don’t have clean water close to home. At Oris, they believe they have a shared duty to behave responsibly and to look after our world and our climate. They are on a mission to bring ‘Change for the Better’, working with non-profit organisations and conservations agencies all over the world, with a particular focus on water, the oceans and the life they contain. They believe that if they don’t act now, it may be too late, but that together we can make a real difference. With that in mind, Oris is proud to present the Oris Lake Baikal Limited Edition. It’s based on the high- performance Oris Aquis diver’s watch and made in partnership with the Lake Baikal Foundation. Sales of the watch will help raise funds in support of ‘Point No.1’, a Lake Baikal conservation project run by the Scientific Research Institute of Biology at Irkutsk State University that’s also the longest-running and most detailed environmental water monitoring project in scientific history. ‘Point No.1’ is supported by the foundation. Siberia’s Lake Baikal, which scientists believe is 25 million years old, is hugely important. It holds 20 per cent of the world’s fresh lake water reserves. It’s the deepest lake in the world at 1,642 metres, some 300 rivers flow into it, and it’s home to thousands of species of endemic plants and animals. But it’s under threat from man-made pollution, much of it created by careless industry. ‘Water is the source of life,’ says Rolf Studer, Oris Co-CEO. ‘We believe passionately in conserving it for future generations, and also in acting responsibly as citizens of the world to bring positive change. Every year we seek out pioneering organisations who share these values and work to protect the world’s water. A watch on a mission The Oris Lake Baikal Limited Edition supports a vital research project ‘We’re very proud to be working with the Lake Baikal Foundation and to be supporting the work of ‘Point No.1’ as it continues its vital research and raises awareness of pollution and the urgent need for clean water.’ Oris Lake Baikal Limited Edition Oris’s latest limited edition is based on the Aquis diver’s watch. Only 1,999 pieces will be made, marking the year Russia passed the Baikal Law In detail Case Multi-piece stainless steel case, unidirectional rotating bezel with ceramic insert Size 43.50 mm (1.713 inches) Dial Gradient blue Luminous material Hands an indices filled with Super-LumiNova® Top glass Sapphire, domed on both sides, anti-reflective coating inside Case back Stainless steel, screwed, special Lake Baikal insert and engravings Operating devices Stainless steel screw-in security crown with crown protection Bracelet Multi-piece stainless steel metal bracelet, folding clasp with extension Water resistance 30 bar (300 m) Movement Number Oris 733 Functions Centre hands for hours, minutes and seconds, date window at
The year 2020 is definitely the high-flying one for discerning tourists and business travellers, thanks to a myriad of new, cutting-edge hotels opening worldwide. Check out our 10 picks and book your ticket to discover new destinations. ♥ THE CHOW KIT Inspired by the rich-in-history old Kuala Lumpur area, The Chow Kit tastefully blends into the district with its magnetic manner, fusing neoteric ornateness, tradition, and homely warmth together. It is the first design-led, experience-driven boutique hotel in the area. WHAT TO EXPECT: • Scrupulous decoration and interior design • Art collections by local artists • Convenient location WHERE TO FIND: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia WEBSITE: www.thechowkit.com ♥ CARLTON HOTEL BANGKOK SUKHUMVIT In the heart of the fashionable district of Bangkok, Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit debuts itself with imposing look and impressionable facilities. As an expansion from Singapore, the Bangkok hotel also brings famous Wah Lok here, serving authentic Cantonese cuisines, as well as signature Singaporean and Peranakan dishes at The Plate. WHAT TO EXPECT: • Convenient location with a short walk to the sky train • Upper-upscale design and services • Business-friendly stay • Top-notch tastes at dining outlets WHERE TO FIND: Bangkok, Thailand WEBSITE: carltonhotel.co.th ♥ FOUR SEASONS HOTEL BANGKOK Bangkok’s Chao Phraya Bank welcomes new first-rate hospitality refinement, Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok, opening for arrivals starting from 1 February. The hotel is a meticulous melting pot of natural grace and metropolis magnetism, plus an art space with contemporary Thai artists. With Four Seasons’ high standards, what else can be expected but ultimate satisfaction? WHAT TO EXPECT: • Sensational riverside stay • Stunning art pieces • Top-notch hospitality • French cuisine at its finest • Iconic infinity pool WHERE TO FIND: Bangkok, Thailand WEBSITE: fourseasons.com/bangkok ♥ RENAISSANCE XIAMEN Xiamen, the coastal melting pot of Chinese and Western influences, has recently opened the brand new Renaissance Xiamen to pamper tourists and business travellers with well-thought-out design, 200 beautiful guestrooms and seven opulent villas, as well as attractive dining outlets. WHAT TO EXPECT: • Rooms with sea view • Beachfront restaurant • Business-friendly stay • Kids-friendly facilities • “Navigators” to show you one-off experiences WHERE TO FIND: Xiamen, China WEBSITE: www.renaissancexiamen.com ♥ SOFITEL MEXICO CITY REFORMA Sofitel has landed its first footprint in Mexico with an iconic sojourn in rich-in-culture Mexico City, harmonising modern French art with unique Mexican elements with one another. Apart from the imposing, you can satisfy your palate with the finest traditional Mexico and Mediterranean cuisine here as well. WHAT TO EXPECT: • Palatial guest rooms • Business-friendly stay • Indulgent spa by L’Occitane • Culinary excellence • Exclusive location WHERE TO FIND: Mexico City, Mexico WEBSITE: www.sofitel-mexico-city.com ♥ THE RITZ-CARLTON, PUNE India’s charismatic Pune metropolis has welcomed new palatial estate, The Ritz-Carlton, Pune. The hotel is a congenial composite of perennial sophistication and the city’s fascinating uniqueness. Apart from its grandiosity, you will definitely be endlessly impressed with The Ritz-Carlton’s top-notch standard of services. WHAT TO EXPECT: • Rich-in-culture programmes • Brilliantly beautiful design • Signature dining experiences • Golden hours at the hotel’s rooftop lounge WHERE TO FIND: Pune, India WEBSITE: www.ritzcarlton.com/pune ♥ PARAMOUNT DUBAI Bringing Hollywood lifestyle to the heart of Dubai, Paramount Hotel Dubai encompasses the elegance of Californian lifestyles developed by world-famous Paramount Pictures. Paying homage to the cinematic life, The Paramount Screening Room is a paradise for movie lovers.
Mercedes-Benz (Thailand) kicks off 2020 in true style by introducing three new vehicles to its illustrious lineup. The sporty C 200 Coupé AMG Dynamic features refined aerodynamic designs powered by a souped-up engine much to the delight of the carmaker’s aficionados. Sleek and luxurious, E 200 Coupé AMG Dynamic boasts a meticulously fine-tuned engine under the hood yet with optimized fuel consumption. The dazzling convertible E 300 Cabriolet AMG Dynamic is another fine piece of engineering with a design that catches the eye. The new models will help solidify the position of Mercedes-Benz as the leading brand among luxury carmakers. The company has achieved increased unit sales for the ninth consecutive year, delivering 2,339,562 cars in 2019 and reaching the highest annual sales volume in the company’s history with an increase of 1.3%. It has done so in a challenging environment for the automotive industry in a testament to the enduring appeal of Mercedes-Benz vehicles. “The year 2019 was a great year for Mercedes-Benz as we achieved increased unit sales for the ninth consecutive year,” Mr. Roland Folger, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz (Thailand) Limited, said. “We delivered 2,339,562 cars last year, achieving the highest annual sales volume in the company’s history, an increase of 1.3%, in a challenging environment for the automotive industry. “Moreover, we have surpassed the milestone of 600,000 passenger cars sold for the first time from October to December 2019 with sales of 614,319 units, a 3.2% increase year-on-year, allowing Mercedes-Benz to remain the number one brand among luxury car brands,” Folger said. “Our new sales record year underscores once more the strong demand for Mercedes-Benz vehicles, even amidst far-reaching changes in the mobility landscape. This proves how valuable our brand is in consumers’ minds worldwide.” Folger said that the company’s three new models are bound to delight local fans of Mercedes-Benz cars across Thailand. “To excite the automotive market in Thailand this year, Mercedes-Benz is ready to introduce three new vehicles: C 200 Coupé AMG Dynamic, E 200 Coupé AMG Dynamic, and E 300 Cabriolet AMG Dynamic,” he said. “Each of these three models is a dream car for Mercedes-Benz fans. Each of them features unique designs meticulously crafted from the exterior to the interior and is powered by a new and impressive engine that should impress every car lover. You will be able to test them yourself at Mercedes-Benz showrooms across the country,” Folger added. With its sporty design, Mercedes-Benz C 200 Coupé AMG Dynamic has been lovingly engineered down to the smallest details, starting with its eye-catching 2-door coupé exterior, followed by a powerful 1,991cc petrol engine that generates up to 204 hp and 300 Nm of torgue at 1,600-4,000 rpm. The 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission helps lessen fuel consumption rates by 6.5% while offering graceful control and a superior driving experience. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h can be done in just 7.2 seconds. The car’s exterior is sleek from every angle, thanks to AMG Bodystyling. MULTIBEAM LED headlamps, each with 84 individually controlled high-performance LEDs, can be controlled separately and adapted to changing light situations on the road quickly and dynamically in tandem with an onboard Intelligent Light System