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Throughout October, Bond Street’s Opera Gallery will present 3 outstanding sculptures by Manolo Valdés, Anthony James and Seo Young-Deok as part of the Mayfair Sculpture Trail.   Internationally-acclaimed Seo Young-Deok’s meticulous manipulation of bicycle chains in Meditation 1554 can be found at Grosvenor Square. Each iron piece is welded together to become a part of the dynamic system of interconnectivity exhibited in human forms. While the material may be physically strong, the true strength exhibited is that of the human spirit. The exceptional work by the Korean artist often showcases the suffering and decay from the experience of his family’s generation working in Korea’s industrialisation era.   Manolo Valdés’ Reina Mariana is just a stone's throw away from Bond Street. As one of Spain’s most famous living artists, Manolo Valdés finds inspiration from old masterpieces by the likes of Velázquez, Rembrandt or Goya, using them as a pretext for creating a new aesthetic. His work possesses the quality of timelessness, creating connections between the past and present, the old and the new. In Reina Mariana, Valdés re-contextualises Diego Velázquez’s Queen Mariana (1652-1653) - a highly recognisable portrait of the second wife of Felipe IV. The change in morphology and meaning that occurs throughout Valdés’ representations of Velázquez’s image can be seen in this work.   On display beside Bond Street’s Louis Vuitton store is a mesmerising LED glass vitrine Crystal 001 by world-renowned light sculptor Anthony James, implementing the concept of crystallisation, one that is found in nature, and used computer programming to mimic naturally forming polycrystalline shapes. The artist allowed an organic digitisation which parallels crystals formation, even allowing for external influences to cause variations. The sculpture’s multifaceted mirrors, glass and hallucinogenic surfaces allow the public to engage with the work with its meditative and limitless qualities. Other highlights of the Mayfair Sculpture Trail also include Antony Gormley’s ‘Cinch’ perched on the north façade of Burlington Arcade and Henry Moore’s ‘Time-Life Screen’ above Hermès – what was Time Life Building – also on New Bond Street. The Mayfair Sculpture Trail is a collaboration with Westminster City Council and Art in Mayfair, and in partnership with Burlington Arcade, Cork Street Galleries, Wander Art, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland, and Art of London. It has been created with the enormous support of the galleries (Opera Gallery, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Gazelli Art House, JD Malat Gallery, Waddington Custot, The Mayor Gallery + Gormley’s Fine Art, and Timothy Taylor) and their artists, in partnership with which we are delighted to present the artworks which follow.

To reconnect with precious nature, to be surrounded by magical scenery, Aman invites you to unwind at 3 exquisite tented camps with every convenience at hand. Aman's "A Camp of Your Own" experience comes with offers that will enable a stay without constraints.   AMAN-I-KHAS, INDIA (A Camp of Your Own is available until May 2021) Set on the threshold of Ranthambore National Park, Aman-i-Khas is a secluded wilderness camp in rural Rajasthan. Designed by renowned architect Jean-Michel Gathy, the camp’s 10 Mughal-style tents provide airy living spaces, an expansive bedroom and a light-filled bathing area featuring a deep soaking bathtub and shower. The tent interiors comprise of fresh white linen, cotton drapes and oyster-grey cashmere throws, conjuring up zen-like sentiments of calm. Cuisine at Aman-i-Khas is influenced by its surroundings and utilises ingredients that have been harvested on nearby farms or sourced from one of the camp’s three organic gardens. The Spa Tent is centred around a bubbling fountain and houses two double treatment rooms offering an extensive menu of treatments rooted in the principles of Ayurveda, an ancient form of Indian medicinal healing. Until 31 May 2021, groups catching up with family and friends and desiring a private insight into the destination can now commandeer the camp as their own by booking the 10 tents on an exclusive basis via the new A Camp of Your Own experience. With nature serving as a base for finding balance and rekindling social bonds, guests are invited to enjoy undisturbed seclusion amongst loved ones.   CAMP SARIKA, USA (A Camp of Your Own is available from April until October 2021) Newly debuted Camp Sarika by Amangiri is a luxury encampment surrounded by 600 acres of raw wilderness in the heart of the Utah desert. The camp is located a 30-minute hike, or five-minute drive from Amangiri and overlooks iconic flat-topped mesa rock formations. It is surrounded by five national parks, each offering unique and diverse scenery, as well as numerous national monuments. With just 10 tented-pavilions, the camp enables a unique back-to-nature experience for guests, with a main pavilion and restaurant, two spa suites, one main swimming pool and a Jacuzzi. Serving as a springboard for exploration of the area, the camp offers desert and mountain hiking with its own trail system, morning and afternoon wellness experiences, its own Via Ferrata route and horseback riding, as well as many other adventure activities. Guests are invited to enjoy a deeper immersion in Native American culture every evening, with storytelling and star gazing around the fire pit. Two spa suites at the camp offer relaxation and rejuvenation with an extensive menu of spa therapies inspired by traditional Navajo wellness practices. Yoga and guided meditation are available al fresco, allowing guests to reground themselves within the astounding natural beauty of the camp’s surroundings. Camp Sarika is now offering guests the opportunity to book the remote sanctuary exclusively throughout 2021 for up to 30 people. The ultimate group hideaway, A Camp of Your Own is available on select dates from April to October 2021, for stays of three nights, and enables

From now until 30 November 2020, Yào Rooftop Bar invites you to taste premium crab menus by Chinese Head Chef Bruce Hui alongside the bar's signature beverages, overlooking unbeatable view of Bangkok's horizon. The special crab meat menu includes: Shu Mai with Crab Meat and Shrimp topped with Black Truffle and Salmon Caviar Deep-fried Crab and Cheese Cake served with Szechuan Chili Sauce Soft Shell Crab, Foie Gras and Black Truffle with Charcoal Buns Steamed Crab Meat and Chicken Dumpling Baked Crab Shell stuffed with Sticky Rice and Shredded Coconut Baked Toast with Two Kinds of Crab Meat Sauce Deep-fried Crab Meat with Green Chives Dumplings Crab Shaped Sweet Mung bean Cake Pamper yourself with delectable treats, invigorating drinks, and magical sunset at Yào Rooftop Bar on 32nd Floor of Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse. Open daily from 17:00 - 01:00 (Last order for food is 9:00). For more information and reservation, please contact +66 (0) 2 088 5666 or visit

This October, Avani+ Hua Hin Resort’s presents an elevated family time that brings storytelling and adventure to your breakfast table by transforming the space into a magical wonderland! On 24 and 25 October 2020, bookings for all rooms, villas, and suites will receive a complimentary access to the creatively-themed "Breakfast in Wonderland" inviting you and your kids to venture through tropical beaches of “Pirates of the Caribbean”, a winter heaven of “Frozen”, and a world filled with sweet treats of “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory”. The ad-hoc wonderland comes live culinary stations, beautiful balloons and makeup artists, magicians and costumed characters, AvaniKids games to keep the little ones busy after breakfast, as well as decadent chocolate treats of Willy Wonka, a Frozen-inspired selection of flavoured yoghurt mousses and sorbets and treasure chests overflowing with delightful flavours. Reachable within only 2.5-hour drive from downtown Bangkok, the family-friendly Avani+ Hua Hin Resort boasts 2 swimming pools and a scenic lake, oceanfront dining, sprawling tropical gardens and an AvaniKids’ club with a dedicated kids' pool. Price starting from THB 9,643++ (or starting from THB 6,643++ under "Rao Tiew Duay Kan" (We Travel Together) campaign. To book your stay and experience the resort's ‘Breakfast in Wonderland’, please call +66 (0) 32 898 989 or email

VALA, a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, has recently run a soft opening of a 5-star beachfront boutique resort, VALA Hua Hin - Nu Chapter Hotels. With its uniquely luxurious character and outstanding architectural design, and first-rate services, VALA is the new dream destination for seekers of seaside tranquility within a few hours' drive from Bangkok. Managed by new generation group, Nu Chapter Hotels, VALA Hua Hin’s distinctive character draws on the “Nature's Touch with a Modern Design” concept on a vast beautiful land while featuring 97 rooms and suites in the 3-storey building, so privacy is gauranteed. Besides, All the rooms boast a sea view and spacious terrace. The resort is surrounded by an abundance of lush trees and overlooks an extensive stretch of beach. This stunning location allows guests to enjoy a panoramic view of the ocean, a rare sight to be found in Hua Hin and Cha-Am, making VALA the ultimate retreat for tourists to slow down during the holidays and return home feeling more energetic and rejuvenated. While VALA VILLAS zone featuring 13 secluded pool villas with uninterrupted sea views, are designed in the ‘Glamping’ style with maximum privacy. Five of them are situated in the nearest area to the beach. Garden area and a spacious terrace can be decorated for outdoor activities such as private BBQ dinner parties. Butler service is on hand to take care of every little detail throughout the stay. Here, guests can try exotic cocktails made with local ingredients created by VALA Hua Hin in collaboration with Vesper, a bar ranked 11th in Asia's Top 50 Best Bar Awards.  For lunch, selections of Thai and international favorites are served. For dinner, WOODS transforms into a more sophisticated setting with a menu of tapas, seafood and grill curated from a decadent combination of fresh locally-sourced produce and fine ingredients. VALA Hua Hin also offers a range of activities including morning meditation, yoga on the beach, Thai massage, tai chi, boxing, cooking/cocktail class, art for kids and a visit to an organic farm. Guests are invited to explore both the hidden gems of Hua Hin - Cha-am and local dishes rarely found outside the area. Visit for more information and reservation.

For your dream tropical getaway, Grand Mercure Phuket Patong Resort & Villas offers deals for Thai residents at shocking prices! Enjoy marvelous room at very special rates for all Thai residents or resident expatriates with promotion as follows: Special Rate for Superior Room at THB 899 per night for 2 persons (Breakfast not included) - Book from now until 31 October 2020 - Period of stay: 21 – 31 October 2020 Special Rate for Superior Room at THB 999 per night for 2 persons (Breakfast not included) - Book from now until 30 November 2020 - Period of stay: 1 November – 27 December 2020 Extra bed supplements are THB 500 net per adult per night. Extra charge for room upgrade at THB 500 per room per night. No extra charge for child under 12 years old when sharing the same room with existing bedding with parents. Terms & Conditions Rates are inclusive of service charge and government taxes. Special breakfast set at only THB 150 per person. This promotion cannot be combined to any promotion. This promotion cannot be refunded or cancelled. The above rate can be applied to guests with Thai nationality or foreigners with residences in Thailand only. Guests are kindly requested to present valid Thai work permit or valid Thai identification card to qualify upon check in. Direct booking by email or +66 (0) 76 231 999 only.

At Sindhorn Midtown Hotel Bangkok, Tr.EAT by Saneh Jaan is now ready to serve superb tastes of modern Thai cuisine in an easygoing ambience. Dishes are prepared à la minute using quality local ingredients, resulting in a wonderful bursting of complex flavors, at affordable prices. To celebrate this opening, guests can enjoy 25% discount on the entire food menu throughout October 2020. Tr.EAT (treat) means enjoyment evoked by delicacies you eat and delightful moments our guests can share with their loved ones. In collaboration with Saneh Jaan, the 3-time Michelin-starred restaurant, the restaurant brings its traditional Thai recipes to combine with classic menus from Sindhorn Midtown’s very own kitchen. Serving daily lunch and dinner, Tr.EAT by Saneh Jaan offers selections of starter, main course, à la carte and dessert. Signature dishes include Khao Mun Somtam Moo Foy (THB 180++) – Rice cooked in coconut milk, served with papaya salad and shredded pork, Geang Ranjuan Moo (THB 220++) – Pork curry seasoned with fermented shrimp paste chili sauce and Som Choon Hi Ma (THB 80++) – Mixed fruits in citrus syrup granita. Conveniently situated in Langsuan, Sindhorn Midtown can be reached at walkable distance to Chit Lom and Ratchadamri BTS Skytrain stations. The 150-seat restaurant can also host private parties, corporate events, casual gatherings and more. For more information or reservations, please contact +65 (0) 2 796 8888 or

From now until 31 October 2020, Baan Dusit Thani, Dusit International’s unique standalone restaurant concept, is now giving diners the chance to enjoy complimentary accommodation for up to two nights at participating Dusit Hotels and Resorts in Thailand for diners who spend THB 7,000 or more on food and drinks at any of Baan Dusit Thani’s signature dining outlets – including Benjarong Thai Restaurant, Thien Duong Vietnamese restaurant, or Dusit Gourmet and Garden Bar – will be instantly rewarded with a Dusit Treats Stay Voucher redeemable for a midweek stay (Sun - Thurs) at the property of their choice through 31 March 2021. Voucher holders can opt to enjoy one night’s accommodation at: Dusit Thani Hua Hin Dusit Thani Pattaya Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort dusitD2 Ao Nang Krabi Dusit Suites Hotel Ratchadamri, Bangkok Pathumwan Princess MBK Center, Bangkok ASAI Bangkok Chinatown Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket dusitD2 Chiang Mai Voucher holders who are members of Dusit’s guest recognition programme, Dusit Gold, will receive an exclusive complimentary room upgrade for their stay. For reservations and more information about Baan Dusit Thani, please call +66 (0) 2 200 9009, email, or visit

After having been the joy of people in Singapore, Tuxedo Espresso Bar arrives in Bangkok and resides at Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit. The elevated sophistcation in forms of coffees and pastries it brings will stun your senses in an unforgettable way. There are 3 elements that makes Tuxedo stands out: the premiumness of its coffee and pastries derived from cutting-edge techniques, crackerjack baristas who know well about the beans and all, and an alluring array of menu. Menu standouts include 48 hrs Cold Drip using a special Cold Drip “tower” AKMA by Dutch Lab, Australian-style Magic combining ristretto, steamed milk and milk foam, Tokyo-influenced DirtyTuxedo coffee with special chocolate sauce, and chilled Thai-style Neat Tuxedo. For baked treats, boulangerie and viennoiserie are made daily in an adjacent glass-fronted pastry kitchen, featuring hand-craftedartisanal breads, traditional scones, croissant, brioche, crumble pastries, sandwiches and much more. The highlight goes to its signature, Tuxedo Marble Cake. Tuxedo Espresso Bar at Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit charmingly combines European coffeehouse culture with a Southeast-Asian twist. Located at the hotel’s lobby level with direct access from pavement alongside Sukhumvit Road with outdoor seatings also available. Open daily  from 7:00 to 9:00.