Katy Perry returns with her second single of 2019, “Small Talk.” The sparkling track is a poignant acknowledgement of the emotional distance that develops after a break-up, with Katy observing, “We had conversations about forever now it’s about the weather okay/I just can’t believe/We went from strangers to lovers to strangers in a lifetime.” She wrote “Small Talk” with Johan Carlsson, Charlie Puth and Jacob Kasher Hindlin. Johan Carlsson and Charlie Puth produced the track with Peter Karlsson producing the vocals. “Small Talk” follows Katy’s summer hit, “Never Really Over”, which marked her first new solo music since 2017. “Never Really Over” was the biggest streaming launch of Katy’s career and has been certified Gold. Hailing it as a “euphoric breakup anthem,” PAPER proclaimed, “Katy Perry Is Back and Better Than Ever.” Earlier this week, Katy was awarded a plaque commemorating 100 million RIAA song certifications. She is one of only five artists in history to have topped 100 million certified units with their digital singles – and the first-ever Capitol Records recording artist to join the elite RIAA 100 Million Certified Songs club in the U.S.
Oris 40th Squadron Limited Edition Oris is proud to announce the 40th Squadron Limited Edition, a watch that celebrates a new partnership with 40th Squadron Heli, the Belgian Air Force search and rescue team. The squadron was formed in 1974, and in nearly five decades of service has saved countless lives. Oris honours the squadron with this limited edition version of the Big Crown ProPilot, a 45.00 mm stainless steel watch coated in grey PVD. The model’s military-inspired detailing reflects the orange, green and beige livery of the Sea King helicopters the 40th Squadron operates, and the case back is engraved with the squadron’s insignia. It’s powered by an automatic mechanical movement that provides it with big day and date indications, it comes on a military green fabric strap, and it’s water-resistant to 10 bar (100 metres). Only 500 pieces will be made. For more information, please contact Trocadero Time Tel. 02 163 0555. Gucci G-Timeless Iconic The G-Timeless family has branched out with the introduction of two new quartz timepieces, which represent a solid direction for the line. Influenced by Gucci codes, the watches feature characteristic style notes, including the large central bee motif on the dial. Depicted with a refined thread-effect finish, mimicking the house’s embroideries, the design captures the brand’s unique spirit. The watches feature a 38mm steel case, a silver sunbrushed dial, and sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating. Whilst one has a steel bracelet, the other is worked in steel and yellow gold PVD. Both designs are very versatile and easily combined with any outfit. Made in Switzerland, the timepieces are water resistant to 50m. For more information, Tel. 02-163-0555. SWATCH FLYMAGIC SWATCH FLYMAGIC is the first 100% Swiss-made watch that integrates the Nivachron™ innovative balance spring, made from a newly developed titanium-based alloy with exceptional paramagnetic characteristics. The Nivachron™ balance spring reduces the detrimental influence of a magnetic field. This 100% Swiss-made component also offers effective resistance to changes in temperature and excellent shock resistance, as well as precision that sets a new standard for automatic watches. SWATCH FLYMAGIC has a new variation of the Sistem51 movement. The caliber has been reversed with the mechanics facing the viewer, and 15 components are added to make it function properly in this orientation. The transparent winding rotor is mounted over the hand, and the small second hand rotates counter clockwise. SWATCH FLYMAGIC has a diameter of 45 mm, made of stainless steel. All models come in a luxurious boxset with two high-end calfskin straps and a rubber strap and with a retail price of 49,900 baht.
lifestyle+travel proudly proposes the Delectable Trail, for views and reviews on top-notch dining places. We've chosen 7 of the best restaurants in Thailand for you to take a look at! Ocean Bistro Feel A serene spot to unwind while you dine, as you are embraced by the horizon where the turquoise sea meets the sky from the panoramic windows. The show kitchen sits at the heart of the restaurant and you can witness the fresh catch-of-the-day being cooked to perfection. The menu covers both Thai and Western cuisine with the use of supreme quality products, from meat to seafood to herbs. Dining here pleases not only the palate, but also the eyes, as the plate decorations are pretty impressive. Food Daily opening hours Seating: 116 with private dining area X2 Pattaya Oceanphere 95 Moo.2 Bangsaray Satthaip Chonburi 20250 T: +669 1010 2999 E: stay@X2pattayaoceanphere.com W: x2pattayaoceanphere.com Oxygen Dining Room Feel Dining in the heart of the pure nature would already be bliss, yet the experience would be triple with the culinary creation of Michelin-starred French chef Nicolas Isnard . Oxygen Dining Room undoubtedly arms with a delectable menu in contemporary style. This glass-clad dining room amidst ancient Tamarind trees on the back of the Ping River blends seamlessly with the at-ease surroundings, allowing diners to feel as if they are dining in a serene shady garden. The stylish bar also serves a selection of creative cocktails. Food Daily opening hours Breakfast: 7.00am-10.30am Lunch: 11.30am-2.30pm Dinner: 6.30pm-10.30pm Seating: Indoor 40, outdoor 20 X2 Chiang Mai Riverside Resort 369/1 Thanon Charoenrajd, Tambon Wat Ket, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50000 T: 66 53 931 999 W: x2resorts.com/resorts/chiang-mai-riverside Pebbles Bar & Grill Feel Nothing beats dining in exquisite ambience, overlooking the tranquil sandy bay, while lavishing crème de la crème cuisine that elevates succulent tastes to another level. Here, you can be assured that top quality ingredients are sought after from local fisherman piers, the hotel organic garden, as well as from all over the world. Under the baton of Kankamol Mongkolmit, the Executive Chef, innovations of tasteful mixtures are created, teamed up with striking presentation. Food Daily opening hours Dinner: 5pm-11 pm Bar: 5pm – 12am Seating: outdoor 32, indoor 70 and bar 12 Renaissance Pattaya Resort & Spa 9/9 Moo 3, Na Jomtien, Sattahip, Pattaya 20250 Thailand T +66 38 259 099 W: marriott.com/hotels/travel/pyxbr-renaissance-pattaya-resort-and-spa/ Praya Kitchen Feel Imbue the vibe of the bygone years with the perfect blend of fusion touches from the present and the future culinary tradition at Praya Kitchen. Chef Attapol Naito Thangthong and Chef Somkid Ketkaew strove their best to revive some of the rarest, favourite, traditional Thai recipes and conduct them with only the freshest, top-quality seasonal ingredients. The Praya Showcase which features food stations and corners are not to be missed. Food Mon-Fri Lunch THB 788++ - Includes Juice Bar Sat-Sun Lunch THB 888++ - Includes Juice Bar & fresh seafood selection Sunday Brunch THB 1,588++ - Surf ‘n’ Turf Sunday Brunch that includes live seafood carving, imported beef and Oyster Bar Mon-Thu Dinner THB 988++ - 'Chef's Childhood Memories & Forgotten Thai Recipes' Fri-Sun Dinner THB 1,388++ - 'Pak Nam Seafood Market' that includes live seafood carving and signature desserts Daily opening hours Lunch: 12.00pm - 3.00pm Dinner: 6.00pm -
It was 50 years ago today, on August 8, 1969, that the world’s most famous band stepped out from London’s EMI Recording Studios to stride, single-file, across the black and white stripes of Abbey Road’s nearby zebra crossing. With photographer Iain Macmillan balanced on a stepladder and one policeman stopping the street’s light traffic, The Beatles crossed back and forth three times, led by John Lennon, followed by Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison. Just six photos were taken, with the fifth selected as the cover shot for The Beatles’ penultimate studio album, Abbey Road, named after the tree-lined street in which the studios are located. Released September 26, 1969, Abbey Road was not The Beatles’ final album, as Let It Be followed in 1970, but it was the last one John, Paul, George, and Ringo recorded together as a band. The Beatles will celebrate Abbey Road’s anniversary with a suite of beautifully presented packages to be released worldwide on September 27 Now available for preorder, the album’s 17 tracks are newly mixed by producer Giles Martin and mix engineer Sam Okell in stereo, high res stereo, 5.1 surround, and Dolby Atmos, accompanied by 23 session recordings and demos, most of which are previously unreleased. “The Beatles recording journey had gone through many twists and turns, learning curves and thrilling rides. Here we were – still wondering at the magic of it all,” McCartney recalls in his written foreword for Abbey Road’s anniversary edition packages. This is the first time Abbey Road has been remixed and presented with additional session recordings and demos. The album’s sweeping new edition follows the universally acclaimed remixed and expanded anniversary editions of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and The BEATLES (‘White Album’) released in 2017 and 2018, respectively. To create Abbey Road’s new stereo, 5.1 surround, and Dolby Atmos mixes, Martin and Okell worked with an expert team of engineers and audio restoration specialists at Abbey Road Studios. All the new Abbey Roadreleases feature the new stereo album mix, sourced directly from the original eight-track session tapes. To produce the mix, Giles was guided by the album’s original stereo mix supervised by his father, George Martin. “The magic comes from the hands playing the instruments, the blend of The Beatles’ voices, the beauty of the arrangements,” Giles Martin explains in his written introduction for the new edition. “Our quest is simply to ensure everything sounds as fresh and hits you as hard as it would have on the day it was recorded.” Abbey Road’s Super Deluxe box set presents 40 tracks – including “The Long One” Trial Edit & Mix for the album’s epic Side 2 medley – on three CDs (stereo) and one Blu-ray disc (Dolby Atmos, 96kHz/24 bit high resolution stereo, and 96 kHz/24 bit DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1). The four discs are housed in a slip-sleeved 12” by 12” 100-page hardbound book with McCartney’s foreword; Martin’s introduction; insightful, in-depth chapters written by Beatles historian, author, and radio producer Kevin Howlett covering the months preceding The Beatles’ Abbey Road sessions, track-by-track details and session notes, the cover art and photo shoot, and the album’s reception upon its
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
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.
Mother’s Day is a time for celebration, togetherness and appreciation. This year the holiday falls on Monday 12 August 2019, treat your precious mother to a special meal at one of these locations. Up & Above Restaurant The special Mother’s Day Sunday Brunch at The Okura Prestige Bangkok’s Up & Above Restaurant features main course choices prepared à la minute, including pan seared foie gras on brioche and grilled Canadian lobster, piquant Thai dishes, Japanese favourites such as fresh sashimi and sushi, takoyaki, yakitori and gyoza, and a wide range of international items available at the extensive buffet. 11 August 2019 from noon - 3 p.m. at Up & Above Restaurant. Mother dines for free in groups of three or more (limited to one mother per table). Priced at Baht 2,800++ per person (including free-flow mocktails and soft drinks); Baht 3,500++ (including selected free-flow wines, Prosecco, local beers, cocktails, mocktails, and soft drinks); Baht 4,100++ per person for the full Sunday Brunch (including free-flow Champagne, Prosecco, selected wines, local beers, cocktails, mocktails, and soft drinks); and Baht 1,050++ per child aged under 12. For information and reservations, please contact 02 687 9000 Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort Riverside Terrace Dine by the river on an exquisite buffet at Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort's Riverside Terrace, with a raw bar with fresh seafood and a smouldering barbecue offering up prime imported meats. Thai dancers stage the Tales of Hanuman in the background to cast an enchanting spell on the evening. The buffet is priced at THB 1,499++ per person and THB 750++ per child aged from 6 – 12 years old. Manohra Cruises Manohra Cruises for an unforgettable night on Mother’s Day. Enjoy a beautiful restored antique rice barge and cruise the majestic Chao Phraya River in old world elegance. Pass iconic landmarks and soak up the magic of the Bangkok’s skyline by night. Price at THB 2,300 nett per person with special offer mother dines for free when come with a group of 4 or more. For more information or reservations, call 02 476 0022 Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok Brasserie Europa Families are invited to celebrate Mothers’ Day at Brasserie Europa on Monday 12 August, when all mums enjoy complimentary dining. The special Mother’s Day buffet lunch is amazing value at just THB 1,225++ per person. The celebration Mother’s Day dinner, priced at THB 1,800++ per person, is equally spectacular. Both buffets combine an extensive selection of hot and cold dishes, international favourites and Thai flavours. Mother’s Day lunch buffet available from 12:00 noon to 15:00 hrs. Dinner buffet available from 18:30 to 22:30 hrs. For more information or to make a reservation, please call Brasserie Europa on 02 162 9000 Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin Celebrating Mother’s Day at Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin on Monday 12 August with two fabulous Michelin-star dining experiences. The five-course set lunch, priced at THB 2,200++, begins with a welcome non-alcoholic drink and continues with a selection of creative Thai dishes that every mum will appreciate. The eight-course set dinner, priced at THB 3,400++, is an amazing culinary presentation that includes a welcome
Nestlé Pure Life has continued its commitment to sustainable water management and environmental conservation by receiving the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS)certification, the world-class standard that recognizes good water resource stewardship practices, for the company’s factory in Surat Thani. Last year, Nestlé Pure Life ‘s factory in Ayutthaya was the first to be certified. This recent achievement marks Nestlé Pure Life as the only company in Thailand to be certified by this prestigious institution, emphasizing the company’s success that reflects thecommitment to sustainable water management and environmental conservation, in line with Nestlé’s purpose of ‘Enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future’. “At Nestle Pure Life, we recognize the importance of sustainable water resources for today and for the future. Water is a scarce resource with less than 1 percent of the world’s supply usable for consumption. Nestlé Pure Life, as the no.1 drinking bottled water in the world, cares for water conservation and has been committed to responsibly and sustainably managing water resources for future generations by following water stewardship practice, starting with where we operate. Therefore, we are truly pleased that our Surat Thani factory has been certified by the international AWS standard. As part of the commitment to making water resource stewardship the topmost priority, we strive to achieve the AWS standard in all our Nestle Waters factories around the world by 2025.,” says Luca Chioda, Business Executive Officer – Waters, Nestlé (Thai) Ltd. The AWS Standard is the only recognized international standard for water stewardship. It requires that water-using operations understand shared challenges within the catchment where they operate as well as the water risks and opportunities facing the site itself. The AWS Standard recognizes and encourages best practices by water-using sites, continuous improvement and collaboration between sites and their stakeholders on catchment challenges. AWS seeks to achieve four water outcomes at a site and catchment level; sustainable water balance, good water quality, good water governance and healthy important water-related areas Chris Wootton, Chief Executive Officer - AWS Asia-Pacific adds: “AWS is leading a global movement for responsible use of freshwater in a way that is socially and economically beneficial and environmentally sustainable. Over recent years, we have been joined in that movement by major companies, non-government organisations (NGOs) and governments. Nestlé has been at the forefront of that movement, so we are delighted that Nestlé Pure Life has shown such strong commitment to sustainable water stewardship. The achievement of Surat Thani factory as the second site in Thailand certified to the AWS standard, following Ayutthaya factory, reflects the commitment of Nestlé (Thai) Ltd that helps setting a new benchmark for others to focus not only on quality of the product but also on the sustainability of water resources, ecosystems and communities around their operations.” The key objectives of Nestle Pure Life’s efforts in encouraging environmental sustainability and water resource conservation include understanding the local communities around their factories expectations towards water usage and consumption, constant monitoring of water quality to safeguard water resources where they operate, as well as implementing the long-term sustainability project, especially the community surrounding the company’s factory. Recently, Nestle Pure Life’s factory in Surat Thani has invited the representatives of local community and students from Wat Thung Siad School
X2 Vibe Pattaya Seaphere Residence is a 4 star hotel in Pattaya that offers guests a relaxing, cosmopolitan location that sets the scene for your ultimate holiday getaway. Whether you are single, a couple or a family, we offer guests a friendly, welcoming cool atmosphere that is just minutes away from all of Pattaya’s world-class attractions. From the nearby Silverlake Winery, to the tranquil Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens, to the shopping and party meccas of central Pattaya, guests have easy access to a variety of fun and relaxing experiences. The hotel is also close to Cartoon Network Amazon Waterpark and for those who wish to simply lounge on sandy shores, the hotel in Pattaya beach and also Jomtien beache are mere minutes away. Whatever experience you wish, X2 Vibe Pattaya Seaphere Residence’s, a real design hotel in Pattaya offering a surreal beachside setting is sure to create memories that last a lifetime. Welcome to your perfect holiday getaway. Address : 223 Moo 3 Soi Na Jomtien 32, Na Jomtien, Sattahip, Pattaya, Chonburi 20250 Thailand Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +66 3823 7815