Kiehl’s White Whitening Cream

Kiehl’s Announces Two Advances:
New Clinical Studies Prove Improvement of Both Visible and Invisible Skin Discoloration; Regimen Extension Provides Long-Term Radiance, Overall Clarity and 24 Hour Hydration

Kiehl’s Since 1851 announces two advances to the Dermatologist Solution’s Ultimate White Collection, the daily skincare regimen launched in Spring 2009 and formulated with a blend of powerful, active naturals that have been scientifically shown to provide brighter, more translucent skin:

•    NEW! Recent clinical testing by Kiehl’s chemists shows a significant improvement of both visible and invisible skin discolorations and a dramatic improvement of overall skin clarity,  revealing more smooth, brighter skin in as little as 4 weeks*, and a reduction in the size of visible dark spots by 10%**.
•    NEW! Ultimate White Activated Whitening Cream with a “triple vitamin system” provides  amplified whitening plus moisturizing skin benefits

The Ultimate White Collection includes NEW! Activated Whitening Cream, Brightening Cleansing Cream, Surface Brightening Exfoliator, Clarifying Whitening Toner, Intensive Whitening Essence, Activated Whitening Moisturizer, Targeted Spot Whitening Treatment, and Darkness Diminishing Activated Eye Treatment.

With the addition of Ultimate White Cream, whitening efficacy is now amplified via a “triple vitamin system” while skin nourishing ingredients offer 24 hour hydration: 

•   “Triple Vitamin System”:  L-Ascorbyl Glucoside (Vitamin CG) combined with Biotin (Vitamin B8) and Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) – shown in vitro to amplify whitening efficacy due to a synergistic effect with L-Ascorbyl Glucoside.  Together these ingredients form a potent system that slows down the appearance of dark spots, and evens overall skin tone. 

•    Prunus Domestica, a key botanical extract, works to inhibit tyrosinase transfer which therefore contributes to the prevention of the appearance of melanin and dark spots.

•    Skin-nourishing ingredients like Squalane and Glycerin help repair and antioxidants help protect the skin barrier.  

Skincare Benefit:  “Triple Vitamin System” helps to break down pigmentation clusters and inhibit melanin formation for brighter and more translucent skin.  Skin-nourishing ingredients help repair and antioxidants help protect the skin barrier.  

Key Formula Properties:
•    Improves discoloration, dark spots and fine lines
•    Helps break down pigmentation clusters and inhibit formation of future discoloration
•    Visibly brighter and more translucent skin
•    Keeps skin moisturized for up to 24 hours

Price: HK$350 / 50ml

Kiehl’s is available in 16 stores, store contact:
Shop 1137B, 1/F, Tuen Mun Town Plaza Phase 1, Tuen Mun (Tel. 852-2430 2820)
BEAUTY BAZAAR, Level UG 1, The ONE, Tsimshatsui (Tel. 852-3906 2302)
Shop 1087, Elements, Kowloon, Hong Kong (Tel. 852-2196-8348)
New Yaohan, Macau (Tel. 853-2875-0390) 


The Sunday Edition

Who said it is not time for party on a Sunday afternoon? Not us! Shore Restaurant & Bar is going to launch its Sunday Edition – Brunch at Shore on March 6, 2011, 12:30 pm to extend your Saturday night party.

Shore has partnered with Elysiants Inc for this special edition – a monthly brunch and dance party held on every first Sunday of each month. Event will take place at 12:30 pm for brunch and finished by 5:00 pm.

Enjoy your Egg Benedict and champagne with your friends while you wait for the party moment to start… when music gets louder, lights get flashing, champagne starts spraying and every table top become a dance floor.

The theme for the launch event is "Shore and the Circus", you may even see some crazy circus characters joining your crowd and partying with you. Live DJ spinning the coolest mix and it will guarantee this party to make the headline of the Sunday Edition.

No cover charge required and reservation is recommended.

Shore is at:
Address 3rd and 4th floor, L Place
139 Queen's Road
Central, Hong Kong
Telephone (852) 2915-1638

Lunch menu offers a taste of hearty American fine dining
World famous Morton’s of Chicago, The Steakhouse is serving a two course ‘Prime Lunch’ for just RMB188 at Shanghai IFC, its first steakhouse in mainland China.
The set lunch offers a choice of soup or salad for appetizer including Lobster Bisque, Baked Five Onion Soup, Classic Caesar Salad, Morton’s Salad with chopped egg, anchovies and Morton’s blue cheese dressing, or Mixed Field Greens Salad with toasted walnuts, apples and blue cheese with Dijon vinaigrette.
Diners can choose from three main course options: the Morton’s Prime Burger with Steak Fries, Grilled Salmon with Sautéed Garlic Green beans, or Grilled Colossal Shrimp & Sea Scallops with Grilled Vegetables served with Beurre Blanc sauce over Sautéed Spinach.
For steak lovers, Grilled Ribeye Steak with Mashed Potatoes is also available as part of the two course lunch for RMB288.
On the extensive a la carte lunch menu is a selection of hearty American appetizers, salads, steaks, seafood and desserts. Steak options served with mashed potato, creamed spinach, asparagus or broccoli, range from “Not so Big” Filet (RMB480) and Grilled Ribeye (RMB270) to New York Strip Steak (RMB525), Wagyu Strip Sirloin (RMB595) and Roasted Boneless Prime Rib, which is available only on Thursdays at RMB268.
Mouthwatering desserts on the a la carte lunch menu include some of the restaurants most iconic dishes such as Morton’s Legendary Hot Chocolate Cake (RMB125) and Morton’s Legendary Sundae (RMB175)
The American fine dining brand famous for finest grain-fed aged beef, fresh seafood and spectacular desserts is on 4th floor of Shanghai IFC, with club-style dark wood interiors, crisp white table settings and an expansive outdoor terrace overlooking Pudong.
Private dining suites are also available for corporate entertaining and family celebrations – including two reserved for cigar and wine connoisseurs.
Morton’s of Chicago, The Steakhouse in Shanghai is located at Shop 15-16, 4/F, Shanghai IFC Mall, 8 Century Avenue, Pudong, Shanghai, PR China. Reservations can be made at (86 21) 6075 8888 or
Regular Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday 11:30 am to 10:00 pm; Friday and Saturday 11:30 am to 11:00 pm.

Romantic Healing Package @ Hansar Samui

2.5 Hours of Total Bliss

Situated just 10 minutes from the Island’s International airport, Hansar Samui is located on the tropical stretch of golden sands and turquoise waters of Koh Samui’s up-market Bophut Bay, which offers a front seat to island life.   Hansar Samui offers 74 luxurious, beachfront, spacious accommodations with unobstructed sea views from every room, and super size private balconies and oversize daybeds for outdoor living and entertaining.  

“LUXSA” comes from the Sanskrit language and translates as “Healing – health through water”.  This philosophy together with the ancient Thai healing methods based on the four body elements of earth, water, air and fire, forms the basis of the concept at LUXSA Spa.   LUXSA Spa offers a sanctuary for the senses, as well as a memorable and enjoyable experience. 

The new Romantic Healing Package immerses guests in a sense of tranquility for two and a half blissful hours as they enjoy the following:

•    A healing Reiki session accompanied by the soothing mystical sounds of Tibetan Bowls
•    A floral foot bath
•    The LUXSA Signature Massage
•    A herbal steam
•    A relaxing, romantic floral milky bath
•    Blended herbal tea

The spa package is priced at Baht 3,500 (USD120) plus 10% service charge and applicable Government taxes; and is valid to 19 December, 2011

Reservations can be made through the resort’s reservations office direct on:

Telephone:  +66 77 245511  

Kick Off the HK Rugby 7s 2011

‘Meet the Trophy’ at Pure Bar + Restaurant on March 26 at Pure Dining
The Hong Kong Rugby Sevens takes centre stage in late March at PURE Bar + Restaurant at the Kinwick Centre in Soho and RED Bar + Restaurant atop Two ifc with a series of special events and promotions.
On Saturday 26th March, rugby fans will have the opportunity to raise the tournament’s official Webb Ellis Trophy for themselves and take commemorative pictures at PURE Bar + Restaurant from 11am–10pm.
In the run-up to the world famous sporting spectacular, purchases of every two bottles of Heineken earn a chance to win limited edition Heineken Rugby World Cup scarves and other souvenir prizes.
As ‘Beer of the Month’ throughout March, Heineken is just HK$45 a bottle (HK$240 for bucket of six) at PURE and HK$50 a bottle (HK$260 for a bucket of six) at RED.
The popular sister venues will be screening the Rugby Sevens matches live over the tournament weekend on March 26-27.  With a varied all day dining menu starting at 7.30am for the early birds at PURE and 11.30am at RED, a wide selection of beers, wines, cocktails and fresh juices are available to keep spectators refreshed and hydrated.
State-of-the-art audio visual technology with high-definition screens have been newly-installed at PURE, a friendly neighbourhood venue with happy hours and late night partying.
With stunning harbour views and a large al-fresco dining area atop Two ifc, RED seamlessly blends healthy dining with an upbeat atmosphere ideal for any occasion.
PURE and RED are operated by Asia’s premier lifestyle group, Pure Group.
About Pure Dining
Pure Dining is an attitude. An approach to life that fosters an infectious sense of ‘Work hard, Play hard’ for the city’s most dynamic movers and shakers. With Pure Dining, there’s time to settle in, chill out, dine languorously or on the go, have a drink or two, dance the night away, and enjoy the company of those around you.
RED Bar + Restaurant at ifc seamlessly blends healthy dining, fantastic cocktails and electrifying ambience for the perfect any-occasion venue. Stunning views of Victoria Harbour and Kowloon peninsula provide a dramatic backdrop to RED’s large al fresco dining and entertainment area.
RED Bar + Restaurant is open from 11.30 a.m. daily, closing at midnight from Monday – Wednesday, 1 a.m. on Thursdays, 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 10 p.m. on Sundays and public holidays.
Level 4,Two ifc, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong (Tel: 8129 8882)
Pure Bar + Restaurant in Kinwick Centre re-defines comfort food with international flavours. An open dining lounge fosters warm group atmosphere, the buzzing bar is ideal for post-work, pre-dinner and late evening drinks, while floor-to-ceiling French doors provide unobstructed views of central SoHo. Weekend brunch with board games exudes a super relaxed vibe, ideal for family and friend get-togethers. Complimentary Wi-Fi keeps you connected to the world, whether for business meetings or personal surf-the-net time.
Pure Bar + Restaurant is open from 7:30 a.m. on weekdays, closing at midnight from Monday – Wednesday, 2 a.m. on Thursdays and Fridays; and on weekends, open from 10 a.m., closing at 2 a.m. on Saturdays, and midnight on Sundays and public holidays.
2/f Kinwick Centre, 32 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong  (Tel: 8199 8189)

Dynasty Restaurant has been awarded Michelin Star Restaurant by ‘The MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau’ for two consecutive years since 2010.  Irresistible taste of Chinese traditional cuisine by Chef Mango Tsang Chiu Lit, the Executive Chef – Chinese Cuisine, his passion for excellence will make you fall in love with Cantonese delicacies.

From HK$2,788* per room per night, for a minimum of two nights, guests could enjoy luxurious accommodation in our well-appointed Garden View Room and a special-crafted Dynasty Signature Dinner Menu for two persons.  This package also includes following perks:

Additional Benefits:

•    Two complimentary welcome drinks at Lobby Lounge from 5 pm to 8 pm per stay
•    Special Amenities : Welcome Tea Set and Renowned Chinese Rice Wine
•    Complimentary home-made X.O. sauce by Dynasty Restaurant

*Terms & Conditions

•    Rate is subject to a 10% service charge
•    Rate is valid until 31 December 2011
•    Please quote the reference code “21XXAV” when making reservations
•    Extra guest charge is HK$600 for Dynasty Signature Dinner Menu
•    All confirmation is subject to space and rate availability of the Hotel
•    The package is commissionable at 10% to bona-fide travel agencies

For reservations, please call the Reservation Hotline at (852) 2802 2228, fax at (852) 2877 2339 or via e-mail at



World-renowned Italian luxury goods company Tod’s announces the reopening of its boutique in Hong Kong Pacific Place. The boutique has been furnished with a new home design concept. The new idea combines vintage pieces with rich textiles to create a home environment that embodies the modern philosophy of the brand and its affinity for design. The “Tod’s home” new concept provides the customers to a welcoming place with a cozy atmosphere to transmit the philosophy and DNA of the brand.

The boutique measures 133 square meters and expresses the tradition of luxury and craftsmanship synonymous with Tod’s through its many details: rich colored and textured walls, distressed oak paneled accents, leather details and handmade wool carpets and vintage furniture pieces which all blend together to create a timeless atmosphere. The boutique carries men’s and women’s shoes, handbags and small leather goods.

Tod’s Boutique
Shop 367, Level 3, Pacific Place, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2918 9688

Aromatherapy Associates DEEP RELAX Bath & Shower Oil

One of Aromatherapy Associates’ Top Selling Products Celebrates 25 Years

Aromatherapy Associates’ DEEP RELAX Bath & Shower Oil has spawned a cult following more so now than ever, with sleep becoming more elusive. For the last 25 years, the soothing blend of vetivert, chamomile and sandalwood never fails to casts a magical spell on the most sleep-challenged. On the eve of its 25th anniversary as one of Aromatherapy Associates’ top selling products, Geraldine Howard, Co-Founder & President, shares her sleep tips:

1.    Sleep is fundamental to maintaining good health and as the skin repairs itself overnight, the quality of the skin is also reflected in the quality of sleep. The best way to ensure a good night’s sleep is to bathe in Deep Relax Bath & Shower Oil before going to bed. Light our Relax Candle, dim the lights and add one capful to a warm bath and inhale the aroma. It is regularly described as ‘better than sleeping pills’ and really does have the most incredible effect. Alternatively, apply one capful over the torso before stepping into the shower and inhale deeply.
2.    The ultimate indulgence, particularly for times of real exhaustion, is to have the Real Aromatherapy Experience combined with Deep Relax Bath & Shower Oil, which is a profoundly sedative head-to-toe massage using carefully applied pressures, including neuromuscular and Swedish techniques to help ease an overactive mind.
3.    Place a few drops of Deep Relax Bath & Shower Oil in a bowl of hot water beside the bed, or an electric fragrancer, to benefit from the powerful blend throughout the night.
4.    Apply a few drops of Deep Relax to pulse points before going to bed.
5.    Spend ten minutes before going to sleep focusing on your breathing and taking long deep breaths, in through the nose and out through the mouth. This will help you unwind from a long day and calm the mind.
6.    Make sure you have a comfortable pillow and good quality pillowcase. Not only is this better for the skin, but it helps aid comfort throughout the night. If you’re travelling, consider taking your own pillow for reliable comfort.
7.    Ensure the temperature of the room is not too cold/warm.
8.    Banish the ‘berry from the bedroom.  Avoid having your blackberry next to the bed, to remove the temptation to check emails if you wake in the night. It will make the brain more alert and therefore harder to resume a peaceful sleep.

Product Details
For those panicky times when life’s all a bit too stressful and it’s just impossible to switch off, some serious deep relaxation is required.  Let the aromatic oils of nature’s most calming plants and flowers send you off on a good night’s sleep.  Perfect if you’re feeling overtired and exhausted or longing for a night of unbroken sleep, this natural sleep aid includes the rich, earthy oils of vetivert, chamomile and sandalwood.  Comforting, grounding and strengthening, it will give you a deep sense of peace and tranquillity.

It is not only the natural oils, pure nature with nothing added, but also a multi award-winning blend, including “Red Magazine – Best of Beauty 2011”, “InStyle Best Beauty Buys 2010”, “Bazaar Beauty Hot List 2010”, “Bazaar BEST of the BEST 2009” and  “The Green BEAUTY BIBLE AWARDS”.

Key oils:

Vetivert – pacifies and calms the mind
Chamomile – renowned for its exceptional soothing qualities, relaxes body and mind
Sandalwood – brings you back down to earth
Coconut Oil – softens the skin

To ease an anxious mind and promote peaceful sleep, add one capful of Deep Relax Bath & Shower Oil to a full bath at bedtime or massage over your torso before showering.  Alternatively, sprinkle a few drops of oil into a bowl of hot water and place near to the bed or apply a drop of the oil to pulse points.

“25 Years of DEEP RELAX” Special Offer:
Starting April for two months, to celebrate its 25th anniversary, Aromatherapy Associates is offering guests a complimentary limited edition Heroes Trial Set when purchasing a Deep Relax Bath & Shower Oil, available at its partner spas listed below.

♣    The Mandarin Spa at The Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong
♣    Oriental Spa at Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong
♣    Wellness Centre at Excelsior Hong Kong
♣    Sense of Touch
♣    Element Spa at The American Club Hong Kong

Enquiry hotline +852 3711 3232

The Chedi Club Ubud

A hotel with a story

Entering The Chedi Club at Tanah Gajah in Ubud, Bali, an exclusive estate surrounded by lush greenery and verdant rice fields with a view of the Gunung Agung Mountain, will take your breath away. Without a doubt, it’s the natural surroundings and beautiful gardens of this GHM-hotel that make your stay so pleasant, but it’s the story behind it that makes this hotel extra special.

The estate Tanah Gajah, or ‘Elephant Realm,’ derives its name from the nearby Goa Gajah elephant temple. And this is not a hotel in the usual sense of the word, as it was initially built as the Bali residence of one of Indonesia’s foremost interior decorators and architects, Hendra Hadiprana. The estate served as a retreat where Hadiprana and his family could relax, celebrate and recharge for their hectic lives in Jakarta. Though, as the children grew older and the family visits became less frequent, Mr. and Mrs. Hadiprana, working with General Hotels Management (GHM), converted the estate into a luxurious hotel.

As Mr. Hadiprana is said to own one of Indonesia’s largest private art collections, it’s no surprise that The Chedi Club is filled with art made by Balinese artists and craftsmen.

At The Chedi Club, privacy is highly valued. You can stay in one of their 20 elegantly crafted villas or suites, fully equipped with just about everything one might need, from an indoor and outdoor musical system to a complementary minibar. You don’t even have to leave your villa, especially if staying in one of the villa’s with a private pool. You can even choose to have your complementary afternoon tea with Balinese snacks at your villa, brought to you by your very own butler.

Which is another unique selling point of The Chedi Club. Every hotel guest has their own butler, whose job it is to take care of you during your stay at the hotel, but who can also take you on a tour through the paddies or drive you into town. Want to have a romantic night for two at your own villa? Your butler fills up your outside hot tub, lights candles at the poolside, and brings you dinner from the traditional Balinese restaurant.

But you absolutely don’t want to miss out on the exquisite view from the restaurant, which is surrounded by paddy fields. You can enjoy a nice cup of tea or coffee at breakfast or in the evening while having your complimentary cocktail with Balinese snacks the Dutch chef has prepared for you.

To complete your stay at The Chedi Club, take a yoga class early in the morning followed by the signature spa treatment. Three hours of heavenly pampering by not one but two therapists giving you an aromatherapy foot polish, a jade massage, traditions d’orient organic facial, an asian style foot massage, and oriental body polish. The treatment is finished by an oriental bathing ceremony in a natural stone hot tub overlooking the paddies. Extraordinary!

Saying goodbye to a place like this is never easy. Thankfully, the General Manager Stephan Noll eased the pain by giving us a little bag of traditional balinese rice to take back home. A product from the paddies of The Chedi Club, together with a recipe for their Nasi goreng.

By Stephanie Oosthoek & Jordy Schoonhoven

The Chedi Club – Tanah Gajah, Ubud, Bali
Jalan Goa Gajah
Tengkulak Kaja, Ubud
Bali 80571, Indonesia
T (62) 361 975 685

M.A.C. – Wonder Women

This spring, Wonder Woman – DC comics'most iconic heroine of all time – teams up with MAC with superpowered zing and the strength of the Amazons to create a larger-than-life colour collection. The MAC Wonder Woman collection has the ppower to transform Plain Janes across the land into gorgeous glamazons. Criminally outdated colour and un-dimensinonal skin finishes are no matcch for MAC Wonder Woman's daredevil feats.

Featuring super-sized packaging like you've never seen before; bigger and better-than -ever Minaralize Skinfinish banishes chalky powders to a land far away, creating an other-worldly, multi-ddimensional glow for all. Create powerful day-to-night looks with ultra-versatile Eye Shadow Wuads and Pigments, plus Lipsticks and oversized Lipglasses that always speak the truth. Jumbo Powder Blush packs a punch to perk up dull complexions, and our intense, colour-saturated Opulash lends comic book-worthy colored pop to a attention starved peepers.

Add Penultimate Eye Liner and Nail Lacquer to the mix to take women everywhere from mildmannered undercover operators to goddesses with supernatural abilities to charm, seduce and kick major sass. Great Hera! Looks like MAC and Wonder Woman have saved the day again.