CHANEL COCO CRUSH Pop-up Store debuts in Macau

CHANEL COCO CRUSH Pop-up Store debuts in Macau: GALAXY MACAU™ – March 30th to April 21st, 2019.

COCO CRUSH offers a Fine Jewellery collection re-imagining CHANEL’s iconic quilted motif expressed in yellow gold, beige gold or white gold and diamonds.

Feminine and playful, the COCO CRUSH Collection is intrinsic to the style and the spirit of the House. A spirit that emphasizes the multiple ways of wearing and combining the COCO CRUSH creations including ring, bracelet, earrings and necklace, offering every woman the freedom to be unique.

Guests are invited to discover the COCO CRUSH Collection through an interactive game screen and to create their personal looks with the advice of the professional stylist.

March 30th to April 21st, 2019
10 am to 10 pm, Sunday to Thursday
10 am to midnight, Friday and Saturday, public holidays and eve of public holidays
PEARL LOBBY, THE PROMENADE SHOPS
GALAXY MACAU™

Lan Kwai Fong ‘Savouring Art 2019’

Kickstart of the Exclusive Collaboration with Japanese Calligraphy Artist – MAMI and Experiential Dining Escapade Begins

#LKFSavouringArt #TheTasteOfExpression

Lan Kwai Fong kicked off the fourth and escalated edition of Savouring Art at the signature Lan Kwai Fong street sign with Japanese calligraphy artist, MAMI. The prestigious and sophisticated performance of MAMI had fueled up the entire Lan Kwai Fong, which also officially commenced the beginning of Savouring Art 2019. Apart from featuring this exceptionally special Japanese calligraphy artist, MAMI, who will be showcasing her art pieces at LOFT22 – California Tower and offering a one-of-a-kind live performance, 10 participating restaurants are also ecstatic to provide everyone an ultimate art and dining experience.

Lan Kwai Fong Brings You MAMI’s First Hong Kong Art Performance

Lan Kwai Fong is thrilled to commence an unheard-of collaboration with MAMI, who commenced the start of Savouring Art 2019 with a live calligraphy performance at the core attraction spot of Lan Kwai Fong. An exclusive exhibition of MAMI will also be held at LOFT22 starting from 21 to 25 March. MAMI expresses herself through calligraphy and infuses graffiti elements into her artworks. Under the influence of hip-hop music and culture, MAMI has come to develop her very own calligraphy style, ‘Calligraf2ity’, which makes her stand out amongst various calligraphy artists.

The Taste of Expression & The Art of Calligraphy

For a more extensive Savouring Art 2019 experience, Lan Kwai Fong have partnered with 10 restaurants including Beef & Liberty, CÉ LA VI, Ciao Chow, FUMI, Ignis, Kyoto Joe, Los Sotano, Porterhouse, Redhouse and Tokio Joe, patrons who spend HK$1,000 or above at any above participating restaurants in between 25 Feb to 22 Mar, will receive 2 tickets to MAMI’s exclusive live performance at 7:30pm on 22 Mar.

Exhibition Details

MAMI Debut Solo Exhibition

Date: 21 – 25 MARCH

Time: 11am to 9pm

Venue: LOFT22 – California Tower

Website: http://lankwaifong.com/savouringart2019

 

Let Love Prosper with NESPRESSO

Nespresso co-creates the ultimate Yin-Yang recipe with BASAO to spread harmony with an exclusive coffee and tea creation

With Chinese New Year drawing near, we look forward to spending this most special time among loved ones. As families and friends shower each other with love and affection, Nespressoshares its warmest New Year wishes by crafting festive moments for everyone to enjoy. To pay homage to the New Year tradition of tea drinking while introducing an exciting, contemporary twist, Nespresso teams up with BASAO Tea to co-brew a special “Yin-Yang” mixology concept that commemorates this Lunar New Year with a perfect harmony of exceptional coffee and tea. The elevated take on this quintessential Hong Kong creation is a celebration of the simple joys of coffee and tea and the many treasured moments shared over this long-time local favourite.

Sharing the same values of innovation and creating surprising and pleasurable experiences, Nespresso and BASAO have come together to redefine the taste of “Yin-Yang” and blend a harmonious brew that will let love prosper. Through this collaboration, the new Yin-Yang highlights the beauty of coffee and tea culture and the unparalleled craftsmanship that goes into crafting each cup.

Recipe:

Nespresso Master Origin Colombia (Ristretto size)

BASAO Traditional Smoky Bohea Tea (50ml)

A pinch of sea salt (optional)

A dash of milk (optional)

In the lead up to Chinese New Year, Club Members can register to join the Masterclasses co-hosted by our Nespresso Coffee Bard and BASAO Tea Master. Masterclasses for Club Members will begin 20th January. Members of the public will also be able to register to participate in the Masterclass for the first time by following the news on Nespresso and BASAO Facebook pages (details to be announced here by mid-January). Held at the Atelier Table of the Nespresso ifc Boutique, guests can learn the art of coffee and tea tasting and blending, as well as brew their own Yin-Yang beverage.

Nespresso Coffee Fai Chun & Lucky Lai See

From 23rd to 28th January in selected boutiques during particular hours, customers who spend HK$500 or above in specific Boutiques will be eligible to receive two customized Fai Chun banners created by a calligrapher on-site. In addition, from 7th January to 7th February 2019, customers who spend over HK$250 will receive a complimentary pack of beautifully designed Nespresso “lai see” (red packets).

Anantara Hotels

Race the River to Victory – Anantara Hotels Announces a Week of Festivities for Thai National Elephant Day

Mark it in you diaries as a must see new annual event starting in 2019, Anantara Hotels and Resorts is launching a week-long festival to raise money for Thai National Elephant Day.
Kicking off on March 13, 2019 at Anantara Golden Triangle in Northern Thailand, guests can rub elbows with the gentle giants in their natural habitat, before joining in on the fun by the banks of the mighty Chaopraya River in Bangkok from the 15-17 March. The river festival promises to be a weekend of unique elephant boat races, where international teams participate in the age-old cultural tradition of dragon boat racing, paddling unique elephant themed and designed boats on the river.

On land there will be an action packed weekend with something to suit everyone. Including concerts, culture, food, educational elephant expos, family fun and parties and fireworks, all with the goal of celebrating elephants and fundraising for their conservation and welfare.

 

Tiffany & Co. – Diamond Provenance announcement

Tiffany & Co. announced today that it will begin sharing with consumers the provenance (region or countries of origin) of its newly sourced, individually registered diamonds – a significant step for diamond transparency – and by 2020, their craftsmanship journey – an industry first. Tiffany’s Diamond Source Initiative builds upon 20 years of investment in responsible sourcing and diamond craftsmanship.

Tracing each of its individually registered diamonds (0.18 carats and larger) by a unique “T&Co” serial number etched by laser and invisible to the naked eye, Tiffany will provide consumers geographic sourcing information specific to their diamond. Beyond general assurances of “conflict-free,” Tiffany believes that knowing provenance is critical to ensuring its diamonds are among the most responsibly sourced in the world.

Effective Today:

Provenance information will be merchandised in Love & Engagement caselines in Tiffany stores around the world, alongside a selection of diamond rings with their individual provenance clearly displayed. In addition, geographic sourcing information for all individually registered diamonds will be made available to consumers via Tiffany & Co. sales professionals and customer service.

Tiffany & Co. is committing to 100% geographic transparency for every newly sourced, individually registered diamond, and will not source any diamonds with unknown provenance (even if responsible sourcing is assured) moving forward.

In Q1 2019:

Tiffany will begin including provenance on the Tiffany Diamond Certificate for individually registered diamonds, alongside the stone’s other specifications, information not made available on other industry lab reports or by other global luxury jewelers.

In 2020:

Tiffany will begin sharing craftsmanship journey (such as cutting and polishing workshop location) in addition to provenance.

“Diamonds, formed up to 3 billion years ago and brought to the earth’s surface by a miracle of nature, are symbols of the most important moments in our lives. There should be nothing opaque about Tiffany diamonds,” said Alessandro Bogliolo, chief executive officer, Tiffany & Co. “Our clients want and deserve to know where their most valuable, most cherished diamond jewelry is from, and how it came to be.”

 

Although current diamond industry practices preclude the identification of provenance for many of the world’s diamonds, Tiffany continues to lead the industry by bringing a new level of transparency to its diamond supply chain. In cases where provenance is unknown – such as heritage stones that predate this policy – Tiffany will provide confirmation that the diamond was sourced with industry leading practices. Tiffany’s superlative standards exceed the Kimberley Process Certification requirements for rough diamonds, and for polished stones, mandate compliance with Tiffany’s Diamond Source Warranty Protocol. In the case of one trusted supplier with several responsibly managed operations, diamonds may be designated ‘Botswana sort.’ The majority of these diamonds were mined in Botswana, as well as in select mines in Namibia, South Africa or Canada. For ‘Botswana sort”  stones, provenance is the above grouping of countries, procured as an aggregated parcel of rough diamonds from a specific, limited group of mines in Southern Africa and Canada.

 

“Tiffany & Co. has long been committed to diamond traceability and going above and beyond industry norms to promote the protection of the environment and human rights,” said Anisa Kamadoli Costa, chief sustainability officer, Tiffany & Co. “A transparent journey of responsible sourcing reflects the many positive and far reaching benefits along every step of the diamond supply chain.”

 

Tiffany & Co. is unique among global luxury jewelers in owning and operating its own diamond polishing workshops around the world – where 1,500-plus Tiffany artisans ensure superlative diamond quality and master craftsmanship. To highlight this competitive difference, by 2020, Tiffany will also share the craftsmanship journey of its diamonds along with its provenance.

 

Since 1999, Tiffany has been investing in vertical integration and prioritizing its supply chain transparency. Approximately 80–90% of Tiffany’s individually registered diamonds (by volume) have been supplied through Tiffany operations in Belgium, Botswana, Mauritius, Vietnam and Cambodia, where craftspeople plan, saw and/or cut and polish rough diamonds from known, responsibly managed mines, most of which are in Botswana, Canada, Namibia, Russia and South Africa. For the remaining 10–20%, Tiffany’s trusted suppliers of polished diamonds have complied with Tiffany’s Diamond Source Warranty Protocol, which warrants the diamonds did not originate in countries with diamond-related human rights concerns, such as Zimbabwe and Angola (even though these diamonds are accepted under the Kimberley Process).

 

From today, those suppliers will be required to go beyond a warranty of “conflict-free” to affirmatively state the geographic source of any polished diamonds sold to Tiffany including region or countries of origin.

 

Tiffany & Co. has long been transparent about its commitment to environmental and social responsibility through its sustainability reporting (www.tiffany.com/sustainability), and now will take this one step further for our customers in an effort to usher in a new era of diamond provenance transparency (www.tiffany.com/engagement/diamond-provenance).

 

Dusit continues expansion of its dusitD2 brand in dream destinations in Thailand and Bhutan

Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies, has continued its global expansion by soft opening two new resorts under its upscale dusitD2 brand – dusitD2 Yarkay Thimphu, Bhutan and dusitD2 Ao Nang, Krabi (Thailand).

Opened on 15 December 2018, dusitD2 Ao Nang, Krabi puts guests within walking distance of the beach and other major attractions in this popular beach town, in Southern Thailand.

Besides 173 guest rooms and suites with a choice of sea, mountain or pool views, the family-friendly resort includes an All-Day-Dining restaurant, a lobby bar, an outdoor swimming pool with a separate children’s pool, a fitness centre, a spa, a 200 sq m ballroom, and an extensive children’s playground. Rock climbing excursions, jungle treks, and boat trips to nearby paradise islands can all be easily arranged at the hotel.

Opened on 19 December 2018, meanwhile, dusitD2 Yarkay Thimphu, Bhutan serves as the first and largest internationally-branded hotel in the enchanting kingdom. Drawing inspiration from the Four Harmonious Friends, a beloved national folktale about four animals working together to harvest fruit from a magical tree, each guest floor of the hotel is dedicated to a different animal from the tale. Colourful and contemporary motifs of the creatures adorn the walls of each of the 83 well-appointed guest rooms and suites.

Alongside a beautiful lobby showcasing local artworks, current hotel offerings include a Thai spa, a fully equipped gym and an international all-day-dining restaurant. A vibrant bar and the first authentic Thai restaurant in Bhutan will follow soon.

Popular attractions such as Buddha Point (Kuensel-Phodrang), the iconic Tashichho Dzong, the Royal Botanical Park, and Clock Tower Square are all easily accessible from the hotel’s prime inner-city location in the kingdom’s capital, Thimphu.

“Designed to reflect and anticipate the needs and desires of today’s hyper-connected travellers, our dusitD2 resorts feature a unique combination of comfort, convenience and style, creating vibrant places for guests to socialise and interact,” said Mr Lim Boon Kwee, Chief Operating Officer, Dusit International. “We are delighted to welcome dusitD2 Yarkay Thimphu, Bhutan and dusitD2 Ao Nang, Krabi to our fast-growing portfolio of global hotels, and we look forward to delighting guests with our unique brand of gracious hospitality.”

Special Opening Offers at both properties include 40% off the Dusit Best Available Rate, daily breakfast, exclusive dining discount and more great benefits.

For more information, please visit www.dusit.com

Mӧvenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives Unveils Appealing Selection of Leisure Activities To Keep Guests Active and Fully Entertained

Mӧvenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives, the stunning new private island resort, has unveiled a comprehensive collection of sport and leisure facilities, allowing guests to stay active and entertained throughout their stay in paradise.

Nestled on a pristine island in the Noonu Atoll, Mӧvenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives features 72 overwater pool villas, 30 beach pool suites and three beach spa pool residences. While the resort is designed as a destination for relaxation and rejuvenation, with a high degree of privacy, it also offers a wide array of activities and amenities designed for a new generation of adventure-seeking travellers.

Taking advantage of the surrounding turquoise seas and tropical reefs, guests are encouraged to explore the breathtaking underwater world with daily diving excursions. The resort’s licenced dive masters know all the best offshore spots, where the exotic waters teem with brightly coloured tropical fish, corals, anemones, eels and sharks. Beginners can also take dive courses to gain basic certification, and complimentary snorkelling equipment allows everyone to discover the wonderful world beneath the waves.

Alternatively, guests can feel the ocean spray while they try out a wide selection of water sports, including kayaking, stand-up paddle-boarding, windsurfing and sailing. Those seeking high-speed thrills also have the option of water skiing, wake-boarding, jet-skiing, banana boat or tube rides.

For a more laid-back and luxurious ocean experience, guests can hire a fully-crewed catamaran. Set off on the Sunset Cruise that includes freshly-prepared canapés and Champagne or try the Turtle & Dolphin Excursion, the trips offer unforgettable moments for honeymooners, couples and families.

Back on dry land, Sun Spa by Esthederm is the perfect place for guests to soothe the body and mind, with an extensive menu of massages, body treatments, wraps and facials in a choice of jungle or overwater treatment rooms. The ocean-facing yoga sala, meanwhile, provides the perfect setting to restore one’s inner peace.

While the adults are pampering themselves, children will enjoy endless hours of fun and games in the Little Birds Club and pool, which features a comprehensive collection of games, puzzles and activities to keep young active minds occupied . Then at the end of the day, all ages can come together and recall their adventures at a choice of world-class restaurants.

“The Maldives is often considered a destination reserved exclusively for romance and relaxation, but at Mӧvenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives we understand that modern guests desire more than just sun, sea and sand. Today’s travellers seek activities, experiences and most importantly, memories. Mӧvenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives lets guests create their own journey of discovery, doing as much or as little as they choose in the ultimate picture-perfect tropical island setting,” commented Michael Melzer, General Manager.

With such a comprehensive collection of facilities and activities, luxurious accommodation and impressive culinary options, all supported by Mӧvenpick’s legendary Swiss hospitality, this spectacular new private island resort is set to attract all types of guest, from romantic couples to adventure-seeking families.

Guests have the chance to book their dream holiday at Mӧvenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives with special opening rates starting from just US$577 per night inclusive of breakfast and taxes.

Bookings of three nights or more will also include an array of additional benefits, including US$100 resort credit per stay (valid for food and beverage, spa treatments, water sports and diving), plus an additional 20% discount at the Diving and Water Sports Centre, and a free room upgrade (subject to availability).

This opening offer is valid for stays between 1 November and 23 December 2018. For more information and reservations, call +960 656 3000 or email: Resort.Kuredhivaru.Reservations@movenpick.com.

Celebrities in Atelier Versace at the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards

In occasion of the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards, the following celebrities chose to wear Atelier Versace.

Taylor Swift was stunning in a custom-made, curve hugging, nude illusion Atelier Versace gown with off-the-shoulder neckline and daring thigh-high slit, fully beaded with delicate Swarovski crystals. She finished her look perfectly with black Versace sandals.

Sandra Oh was breathtaking in a white Atelier Versace gown with delicate Swarovski crystal embellishments and dramatic sculptural accent at the shoulder.

Later, to open the show, Oh changed into another custom-made, Atelier Versace long sleeved vibrant red gown with plunging neckline and daring thigh-high slit.

Irina Shayk was gorgeous in a custom- made, fully beaded Atelier Versace gilded gown with Swarovski Crystal adornments throughout, and sexy sheer accents. She paired her look perfectly with gold Versace sandals.

Chadwick Boseman was fresh and stylish in a custom-made, Atelier Versace silver tuxedo, fully encrusted with Swarovski crystal beadwork and subtle Medusa accents throughout the jacket.

Spike Lee was bold and dapper in a custom- made, Atelier Versace purple tuxedo, with coordinating silk purple shirt.

X2 [Cross-To] Appoints Steve Lockhart As Cluster General Manager For Two Stunning Seafront Resort In Pattaya

Renowned Southeast Asia boutique hospitality brand, X2 [Cross-To] Resorts has appointed a new Cluster General Manager for its pair of stylish seafront properties near Pattaya: X2 Pattaya Oceanphere and X2 Vibe Pattaya Seaphere.
Steve Lockhart, a Belfast-born hospitality expert, brings almost two decades of experience to Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard. His impressive career has taken him to destinations as diverse as Kenya, Papua New Guinea, Saudi Arabia, China, Laos and Malaysia, where he demonstrated a unique ability to manage multinational teams and drive strong results.
Steve moves to Pattaya from X2 Kui Buri, the design-led resort on Thailand’s golden gulf coast, just a short drive from Hua Hin, where as General Manager he delivered the property’s most profitable year in a decade of operations. X2 Resorts is part of BHMA Hotels & Resorts’ distinctive portfolio.

“We are delighted to introduce Steve Lockhart to X2 Pattaya Oceanphere and X2 Vibe Pattaya Seaphere, our two stunning resorts on Thyailand’s pristine Eastern Seaboard. Since Steve joined BHMA Hotels & Resorts we have been hugely impressed by his ability to lead and motivate his teams, maintain high standards and form strong relationships with guests. He also has a strong background in launching new hotels, which makes him the perfect person to lead X2 Pattaya Oceanphere as it approaches its highly-anticipated opening early next year,” commented Harry Thaliwal Executive Vice President Operations of BHMA Hotels & Resorts.

Scheduled to welcome its first guests in February 2019, X2 Pattaya Oceanphere will become the first all-pool villa resort in Pattaya. It has already won a string of awards, including “Best New Hotel Construction & Design: Thailand” at the Asia Pacific Property Awards. Situated 450 metres off an idyllic stretch of sand at Na Jomtien, this luxurious resort will offer 59 one-bedroom pool villas and spacious two-bedroom duplex pool villas, each of which comes fully equipped with tropical living space, a kitchen, bathrooms, an outdoor garden, terrace and private pool.

X2 Vibe Pattaya Seaphere is already delighting guests with its award-winning design and bright seafront vibe. Nestled close to the beach in Na Jomtien, just a few minutes from downtown Pattaya and two hours’ drive from Bangkok, the stylish four-star hotel is ideal for relaxing couples’ escapes, friends’ weekends and family vacations.

“Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard is one of Asia’s most exciting up-and-coming destinations for well-healed visitors. There is clearly more to Pattaya than just sun, sea and sand; our guests can enjoy visits to local wineries, play golf on world-class courses, visit a sea turtle rehabilitation centre and even tour the countryside on quad bikes. We have also teamed up with a local dive shop to offer marine excursions. The wreck diving here is sensational and there’s a great fishing village to discover in nearby Bang Saray – a former pirate hideout many moons ago.

“X2 Pattaya Oceanphere and X2 Vibe Pattaya Seaphere will showcase the best of this diverse destination and I look forward to welcoming visitors from across the world to our two exceptional resorts,” said Mr Lockhart.

Prior to joining BHMA Hotels & Resorts, Steve’s previous positions in Thailand have included management roles at Novotel Bangkok Siam Square, Vie Hotel Bangkok MGallery by Sofitel, and V Villas Hua Hin MGallery by Sofitel, which are managed by AccorHotels.

A BERRY-DELICIOUS SEASON AT THE MUSEUM, CENTARA GRAND BEACH RESORT & VILLAS HUA HIN

Berries are absolutely in season, and here at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin, the city’s best delicatessen “The Museum” invites you to satisfy your sweet tooth with very berry-delicious dessert creations throughout January.

All January, The Museum at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin presents a specially-created menu of treats featuring luscious and juicy strawberries – surely to delight everyone at all time.

Whether a slice of decadent Strawberries & Chocolate Nougatine Tart, a bite of light-airy Very Strawberry Triple-sec Cake, or many delicate layers ofFreshStrawberries & Cream Trifle, be sure to visit The Museum for even more heavenly berry delights handcrafted to sweet perfection – all complemented with your choice of premium coffee and tea.

Whatever your preference this season, The Museum at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin offers a full range of delicious desserts that will surely satisfy your craving along with a wide selection of freshly-made breads, pastries, and sandwiches – available daily for dine-in and takeaway.

“A Berry-Delicious Season” atThe Museum

Available everydayfrom 1-31 January 2019 with prices starting from Baht 160++.

For more information or reservations, please call +66 (0) 3251 2021