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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.
CANITT continue to design clothes to raise confidence in women and enhance their identity choosing the feminine looks in the blazer ‘Le Smoking’ to be the inspiration of this collection. Collection: PORTRAIT OF LADY C, the newest looks of CANITT that is not only answering the natural beauty aspect of women but array the elegant leadership that is what Khanidtha Daroonnate creative director always concentrated on. Therefore the framework of the suits portrayed image of professionalism have been reconstructed to matches the brand identity Dazzling, Magnificent and Graceful. “In the past the design of CANITT gave importance to pattern and prints that portray alluring and seductive looks. For this collection we persuaded the women of CANITT to dress in masculine style to see how they shine ‘Le Smoking’. The first idea that pops up was Vibeke Knudsen in the black powerful blazer by Yves Saint Laurent shot by Helmut Newton in 1975 revolution of sexual equality simple yet elegant style raised the confidence in women so as their true meaning” said the creative director. Tailored made pattern style have been use for the first time in design of shirts, blazers and clean cut long pants that would brings out the prominence and professional looks in them. The overall looks of this collection have been design with interesting details by the design team. The C-shape metal representing the brand in form of 2 hooks joining together. The masculine form and freedom in design that created for CANITT women to able to enjoy mix and match the design pieces during this season for their elegant essence and attraction. Meet the leadership characteristic reflecting creativity of CANITT women being shown through shades of Glamour Green and Bestie Brown to corporate the sweet design of simple yet elegant as definitions of strong women in the newest collection: PORTRAIT OF LADY C Now! Silhouette & Technique This collection consisted of variety of framework and cuttings which is always the identity of CANITT. Feminine Blouse shirts with masculine clean cutting for every occasion play suits that concentrated on the luxurious texture. Elegant and simple is always the heart of design through pattern with interesting details while there’s movement so as the draping design at the waistline are also signature of CANITT brand for the real CANITT women. Fabrics This collection fabric choice concentrated on luxurious texture preparation for winter such as special matte velvet which perfectly matches with cutting of masculine style blazer along with silk satin that is rigid and more durable than natural textile. The choice of best quality materials for comfort ability and confidence of the user.
Bangkok’s International Festival of Dance & Music is back with its 21st edition celebrating the ultimate in opera, ballet, music and more from Sept 11 to Oct 23 This year Bangkok’s International Festival of Dance & Music celebrates 21 years of bringing the best in opera, ballet, music and more to a growing Bangkok audience. Scheduled from Sept 11 to Oct 23, this carefully curated six-week long Festival is full of performances that you don't want to miss, covering everything from the classical end of the scale all they way over to the modern and contemporary. The Festival opens with two classical operas: Turandot and Rusalka by Ekaterinburg Opera Theatre from Russia. The opera theatre, looked upon as a custodian of Russian and international musical traditions, is Russia’s oldest and has been recognized with 15 Golden Mask Awards (83 nominations). A prestigious award, the Golden Mask in Russia is the equivalent only to the Oscar and recognizes the best in all performing arts Ekaterinburg Theatre’s first offering is Giacomo Puccini’s two-act opera Turandot (Sept 11), sung in Italian. The story set in China, has Prince Calaf falling in love with a coldhearted Princess. To marry her, a suitor must solve three riddles; wrong answers result in death. Calaf passes the test, but Turandot still refuses to marry him. He offers her a way out: if she is able to learn his name before dawn the next day, then at daybreak he will die. This remarkable version of Turandot features leading Italian tenor Paolo Lardinzzone playing Prince Calaf; Paolo has performed in leading opera theatres including La Scala of Milan and has been recognised with several awards. An extremely taxing role, Calaf demands a lot from the tenor, not only does he sing more than anyone else but the main duet “Nessun dorma” for which this opera is known for comes much later in the story. And Paolo pulls it off with aplomb. Singing Turandot is an accomplished soprano: Zoya Tsererina from St Petersburg. No easy task, as Turandot too is a very demanding role. Interestingly Puccini left this opera incomplete and it fell to Franco Alfano to complete it based on sketches Puccini left behind. This is an opera full of show-stopping arias and an extremely dramatic score. And Ekateringburg Theatre turns into a spectacle that it was meant to be. On Sept 13, the company stages Antonin Dvorak’s Rusalka, an opera in three acts, sung in Czech. Of Dvorak’s 10 operas Rusalka has found a permanent place in the international repertoire of all major opera theatres. If the story of the Little Mermaid intrigues, Rusalka will positively enchant. The story is simple: an immortal water nymph falls in love with a prince and yearns to become human. Dvorak’s score keeps the human and mythical worlds apart while it explores the disturbing universe of this Slavic fairy tale. With his music Dvorak brings into focus the essential differences between humans and supernatural beings. It's a dark tale of love, and differences that can never be bridged.
Turning the tide Oris is proud to introduce the Clean Ocean Limited Edition, a watch made in partnership with a pioneering new ocean conservation organisation turning plastic into energy. The statistics surrounding plastic in our ocean make for difficult reading. The United Nations Environment Programme calculates that more than 8 million tonnes of plastic leak into the ocean every year. That’s the equivalent of one garbage truck every minute. The UN believes 80 per cent of ocean litter is made of plastic, and that the costs to marine ecosystems is $8 billion. According to some experts, by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish, and an estimated 99 per cent of all seabirds will have ingested plastic. For too long, the world has turned a blind eye to this deeply troubling situation, but it’s now getting to the point where human life is under threat. Because of our position in the food chain, we are consuming dangerous substances – toxic materials stick to microplastics eaten by the fish that end up in our supermarkets. It’s time to turn the tide. It’s time to change the course of the Earth’s environmental history, before it’s too late. Oris has been investing in and working with leading marine conservation organisations for a number of years. The independent Swiss watch company has a stated mission to bring change for the better and has adopted the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Now, Oris is proud to announce a new partnership with Pacific Garbage Screening, a pioneering young organisation that’s developing technology that will help keep the world’s water clean by capturing plastic before it enters the ocean. To highlight the partnership, Oris is also introducing the Clean Oceans Limited Edition, a version of the high-performance Aquis diver’s watch. It’s water-resistant to 30 bar (300 metres), and comes with a gradient blue dial and a uni-directional rotating bezel with an aqua blue ceramic insert, symbolising the beauty and importance of water. A further symbol of what the watch represents comes in the form of a medallion made of recycled PET plastic set into the watch’s case back. Each of the 2,000 pieces produced will be presented in special boxes made of environmentally friendly algae. ‘The Oris Clean Oceans Limited Edition is a symbol of our commitment to ridding the world’s oceans of plastic,’ said Oris Joint Chief Executive Rolf Studer. ‘Oris continues to work with agencies for positive change, and we’re delighted to be working with Pacific Garbage Screening, whose innovative project will bring significant change for the better, in keeping with Oris’s mission.’ Taking out the trash New Oris partner Pacific Garbage Screening is working on a prototype floating platform designed to clean up plastic from the world’s oceans Current research indicates we have a serious plastic problem – our oceans are filling up with plastic waste. Irresponsible practices are making the problem worse, and all life on Earth is suffering. The UN Environment Programme calculates that on average, a European consumes 11,000 microplastic particles a year through fish consumption. A 2016 report by
Diners have a favourite casual American restaurant just steps away from Chaweng Beach. That is the essence of Stacked. Inspired by a beachside “surf shack” and American classic summer, the eatery itself is spacious and modern – the restaurant design of natural colours and materials reinforces the welcoming atmosphere with reclaimed tin roofing, playful wall decorations and a chic LED chandelier making for an ambience that is both funky and sabai sabai. Whether you’re opting for a traditional burger or one that is unique, Stacked has got it covered for those who are looking for a flavourful Thai taste. Stacked offers three iconic menus inspired by three renowned Thai specialities. “Taste of Siam” conjures up a trio of traditional Thai dishes that have been morphed into burgers. The “Kraprow Moo Burger” features warmly heated burger bread stacked with gently grilled spiced pork and the full flavour of aromatic Krapaw sauce and basil leaves herb aioli and chilli along with a fried egg on top. It definitely works. Similarly, opt for the popular “Tom Yum Pla Burger” with battered Alaskan pollock, or the “Larb Gai Burger”, which is all about crispy chicken and northern-style spices. Each of these delicious burgers comes replete with French fries and Stacked coleslaw. Stacked is open daily from 12:00 to 24:00. For reservations, please call +66 (0) 7791 5222 or book through www.stacked-samui.com.
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
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,
Available in satin finished or black painted brass or in black anodized aluminum, it comes standard for Sony E, Canon RF and Nikon Z mounts. It features a smooth focus bokeh control ring and a dual aperture system - opening up various creative options for your photos and videos. A TRIBuTE To JoSEPh PETZVAL’S FIRST PoRTRAIT LENS oF 1840 In 1840, Petzval’s work in optics manifested in the mag- nificent Petzval portrait lens. The revolutionary invention not only created an iconic swirly bokeh effect but repre- sented the first portrait lens, which went on to charac- terize the 19th-century photographic aesthetic. In 2013, Lomography reinvented Joseph Petzval’s legendary optic for the modern SLR systems. Today, after 6 years of fine tuning this unique design, Lomography is proud to intro- duce the Petzval 55 mm f/1.7 to the mirrorless world. BokEh oR NoT BokEh Unlike contemporary lenses, designed to minimize field curvature resulting in images with higher overall sharp- ness, the Petzval 55 mm f/1.7 is characterized by an optic that makes this lens perfect for attaining crystal clarity, even alongside its signature swirly bokeh. The improved design, with a maximum aperture of f/1.7, allows strongly contrasting images at smaller apertures but also pro- vides a subtle, almost painterly rendering at larger ap- ertures. For even greater control, we added a dedicated bokeh control ring, which enables the adjustment of the bokeh in seven levels. FREEDoM oF CREATIVITY WITh ThE DuAL APER- TuRE SYSTEM With the Petzval 55 mm f/1.7, you can personalize your photographs thanks to the unique dual aperture system. The Petzval 55 mm f/1.7 gives you great freedom, not only because of the speed and versatility of the stopless aperture diaphragm but also because you can integrate special aperture plates through the Waterhouse Aper- ture System. The aperture plates, coming with the lens, facilitate different shapes of bokeh for an even greater range of creativity. ThE NEW FILMMAkER FAVoRITE With the expanding video performance features of pre- vailing mirrorless cameras, such as groundbreaking in- camera stabilization, we recognized the need to make the Petzval 55 mm f/1.7 more versatile and adaptable for filmmakers than ever before. Sporting a new long-throw focusing ring and stopless aperture diaphragm you can now seamlessly adjust focus and f-stop while the camera is rolling. A new design means you can easily integrate the Petzval 55 mm f/1.7 into your filmmaker’s arsenal. The new Petzval 55 mm f/1.7 is already available for pre-order, click! Estimated Delivery: Petzval 55 mm f/1.7 black anodized aluminum: July 2019 Petzval 55 mm f/1.7 brass and black painted brass: August 2019