Revolutionary new activewear brand BIGBIG now available in Hong Kong

HIGH FASHION, HIGH PERFORMANCE

Audacious, pioneering and influential, BIGBIG is elevating the world of activewear. Under the creative vision of Designer and Founder Chris Chang, BIGBIG has reinterpreted luxury for the modern moving woman. 

Chris’ bold, bodacious badassery is something we know lives in every woman, and what this collection brings to the fore.

The BIGBIG woman is a force to be reckoned with,” Chris says. “She is fearless and fashion- forward; fiery, flirty, freethinking, and always full of life. Our approach to activewear personifies girls on the go, artistic women with big dreams and adventurous souls ready to try anything.”

Bringing an extravagant twist to sportswear through the bold use of a new category – the bodésuit – combined with Chris’ signature, high- octane prints, BIGBIG is supplying sexy silhouettes and striking colors to every wardrobe in need of that “je ne sais quoi.” 

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Finnair announces Signature Chef collaboration with DeAille Tam

FInnair collaborate with Chef DeAille Tam to bring modern and fresh Chinese flavours to its Business Class customers traveling on all Finnair’s flights from Hong Kong to Helsinki.  Chef Tam has designed a series of dishes which will be available onboard its flights starting from December 5, 2019.

DeAille Tam, who was born in Hong Kong, is an award-winning chef, whose work has taken her to top restaurants on three continents. She was the first female chef to receive a Michelin star in 2018 in China, and she has created culinary experiences for several international brands. The tasty dishes created by DeAille form a modern Chinese-inspired menu where east meet west in a delicious, fresh form.

“One of my passions is to bring Chinese cuisine to a broader audience,” says Chef DeAille Tam. “My passion is to give people an experience where when they eat, a memory is made and kept. I think the aircraft is a perfect place for this.”

“We are excited to collaborate with Chef Tam as she treats every flavour and every dish like it’s a culinary adventure,” says Maarit Keränen, Head of Inflight Food & Beverage Concepts at Finnair.  “Our Signature Chef program honours the cuisines of our key markets, and we are proud to have Chef Tam’s menu as a part of our Finnair experience.”

 

In addition to Hong Kong, the new inflight menu will also be made available on the airline’s flights out of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Nanjing and Xi’an in Greater China.

 

The first menu includes a starter and a main dish:

 

Starter
*Drunken Prawns

Tomato Gelée, Peas, Taro Crisp, Garlic Crema

 

Main Course

*Ribeye Steak

Black Pepper Jam, Caramelized Honey, Pickled Chinese Pepper, Sweet Potato, Watercress Nage

Finnair began its Signature Chef program in 2013 and has since worked with a series of acclaimed chefs from Finland, Japan, China, Korea and the Unites States, who have all created their own Signature Menus for Finnair’s business class.

Images of Finnair’s Signature Chef Tam and her new menu are available here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fkyrxtjgqyaztmn/AACGCZrRISnOqHW5a2-KQhWRa?dl=0

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Dom Perignon x Lenny Kravtiz Limited Edition

This collaboration between Dom Pérignon and Lenny Kravitz is all about inspiring, and being inspired; a story of authentic friendship and mutual respect for more than 10 years. After the first collaboration for an advertising campaign as well as a worldwide photo exhibition last year, the legendary artist applies his talent as a designer for Dom Pérignon in 2019. Inspired by the singular atmosphere that surrounds tasting champagne, a limited collection of bottles, candelabra box and table-bar was created to interpret this unique experience.

To kick-off the launch, Dom Pérignon x Lenny Kravitz limited edition will be launched in exclusivity at Lane Crawford Hong Kong from 8 November 2019; before being available at selective retailers from 1 December 2019.

法國香檳品牌唐培里儂香檳王 (Dom Pérignon) 隆重推出由搖滾巨匠Lenny Kravitz設計的限定系列,如藝術品般的設計乃收藏或送禮首選。

不斷突破極限及重新啟迪自我的精神讓兩者相交甚好,惺惺相惜,發展逾10年的深厚情誼。兩者繼去年首度合作創作出宣傳廣告並以Assemblage展覽巡迴國際後,今年,身為唐培里儂創作總監的Lenny Kravitz展現另一天賦,為唐培里儂執掌設計,創造出限量版酒瓶設計、 燭台酒盒和吧枱,提升品嚐香檳的難忘體驗。

Dom Pérignon x Lenny Kravitz限定香檳套裝將於2019年11月8日率先於香港連卡佛發售,並由12月1日起於特約經銷商有售。

TIME TO CELEBRATE

– Enjoy festive dining programmes and hampers–

The holiday season is approaching and it is the perfect time to plan ahead for the grand year-end festive celebrations.  This year, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong not only offers a range of festive dining options, we have also specially created a new exclusive and premium gift hamper – Grand Moment, adding to our current collection of hampers.

JJ’s is Back
New Year’s Eve celebration at Grand Hyatt Steakhouse

 

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Beginning in 1989, JJ’s was known as the city’s exclusive spot for great food, great drinks and great party entertainment. To celebrate New Year’s Eve this year, Grand Hyatt Steakhouse will bring back this acclaimed club as the venue for the hotel’s countdown party.

 

There will be plentiful different cuisine options for a sumptuous festive dinner at the hotel. However, the handiest choice for sure would be to start the night with a set dinner at one of the most popular steakhouses in town before dancing away the last of 2019 and welcoming the first few hours of 2020 in JJ’s Music Room. Thrilling music will be provided by the international band, taking crowds on a journey through various musical genres, sounds and melodies.

 

New Year’s Eve packages are available with or without dinner or the countdown party:

 

·         Set dinner (starting at 7:00 PM)        HK$1,880+10%
·         Countdown Party (starting at 10:00 PM)            
– Free flowing champagne and selected wines
– Live band
HK$600 net
·         Ultimate Countdown Package                    
– Set dinner
– Countdown party

 

·         Accommodation offer
– 15% discount on room rate for staying from 28 Dec 2019 to 3 Jan 2020
– Up to 2 countdown party tickets per room for guests staying overnight on 31 Dec 2019
– Each ticket includes a glass of champagne
* early bird offer not applicable to room offer

 

Holiday Gift Ideas

This year, we have prepared a perfect gift for festive gatherings – Grand Moment. In this hamper, the homemade gourmet delicacies and the bottle of champagne will delight your friends, while the luxurious (yet functional reusable) wine bag is also a highlight!

Other hampers featuring fine wines and traditional treats would be great ideas to share joy and happiness with your loved ones.

·         Grand Moment       

(Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Yellow Label, Brut NV, Homemade almond rocher, White truffle cream spread, Cheese sticks)

HK$1,280
·         Grand Occasion  

(“R” de Ruinart, Brut NV, Extra virgin oil with winter black truffle, Chocolate and nut salami, Chocolate Santa Claus, Chocolatier assorted chocolates, English fruit cake,

Traditional panettone, Cinnamon star cookies, Tealeaves – organic sugar plum fairy rooibos tea)

HK$2,880
·         Grand Celebration
(Pol Roger, Brut NV,  Chateau Coutet, AOC Saint Emilion Grand Cru, Extra virgin oil with winter black truffle, 350g home-smoked salmon fillet, 100g homemade foie gras pate, Chocolate and nut salami, Chocolate Santa Claus, Chocolatier assorted chocolates,  English fruit cake, Traditional panettone, Christmas butter stollen,  Cinnamon star cookies, Assorted fruit jelly in jar, Marshmallow kisses, French acacia honey, Tealeaves – organic sugar plum fairy rooibos tea)                       
HK$3,880

Miu Miu Clouds Special Collection

MIU MIU

CLOUDS SPECIAL COLLECTION

The pop aesthetic of the Miu Miu Clouds glasses are characterised by a minimalist construction enlivened by the irreverent touch of the soft, cloud-shaped tinted lenses

The sunglasses of the Miu Miu Clouds collection express the brand’s irreverent spirit. The metal frames are defined by a single shield lens and by playful profiles that draw inspiration from the ethereal world of clouds.

Miu Miu Clouds 系列的太陽眼鏡款式展現出品牌劍走偏鋒的精神。簡約的金屬框架配以一片式鏡片,猶如面具般包裹眼周線條,其俏皮造型以天空中柔美的雲朵為設計靈感。

MU55US HKD2,700

 

The essential metal frame is adorned by teardrop semi-rimless tinted lenses inspired in shape by a cloud’s sinuous profiles.

來自 Miu Miu Clouds 全新特別系列的眼鏡以雲朵曲線為設計靈感,簡約金屬框架飛行員鏡配搭自由奔放的色調,奪目搶眼。

MU56US HKD2,700

The collection’s pop aesthetic takes form in the playful note conveyed by the cloud-shaped lenses, contrasting with the metal frame’s minimalist flair.

Miu Miu Clouds 太陽眼鏡特別系列呈現跳脫活潑的美學,以俏皮的雲朵造型鏡片,與金屬框架的簡約氣質形成鮮明對比

MU57US HKD2,700

Shanghai Tang 2019 Christmas Selection

Shanghai Tang

2019 Christmas Selection

PIMALAI RESORT

Pimalai Resort & Spa, the luxurious and natural retreat on pure shores of Koh Lanta, has unveiled a series of stunning packages for the remainder of 2019 and 2020, offering a variety of different ways to experience the resort’s exquisite amenities and idyllic environment in one of the world’s most desirable destinations.

Five fantastic options are available from 1st November to 20th December 2019 and 11th January to 30thApril 2020. The three-night Secret Sanctuary package invites guests to stay in a spacious deluxe room or a spectacular one-, two- or three-bedroom pool villa, creating options for intimate getaways or family vacations. This enticing offer also includes an à la carte dinner, a one-hour aromatic massage, and a half-day island excursion to beautiful Koh Rok with a barbecue lunch, or a four-hour sunset cruise to Koh Haa with snorkelling, canapés and drinks. Prices start at THB 39,180 based on double occupancy and include breakfast, airport transfers, tax and service charge. These services are included in all Pimalai’s packages.

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Alternatively, The Ultimate Dream is ideal for extended romantic breaks. From THB 78,700, this promotion features five nights in a choice of rooms or pool villas, plus an à la carte dinner, a three-hour signature Royal Koo Rak massage, an island excursion and a private candlelit dinner on the resort’s soft and secluded sandy beach. And keen scuba divers can explore the enthralling underwater world with a three-night Diving Package, which includes accommodation in a deluxe room or one-bedroom pool villa and an à la carte dinner, plus a full-day diving excursion to Koh Haa (two dives), full equipment rental and national marine park fees. This package’s price starts at THB 41,190.

Throughout this entire period (1st November to 30th April 2020*), Pimalai invites couples to celebrate their wedding or honeymoon in paradise with a choice of offers. From THB 95,900, the two-night Wedding Package allows brides and grooms to experience the tropical island wedding they always dreamed of, with indulgent accommodation and a barefoot beachfront ceremony overlooking the azure Andaman Sea. For newly-weds, the two-night Honeymoon Package promises pure relaxation, including an à la carte dinner, a one-hour aromatic massage, sunset cocktails and a bottle of sparkling wine. Rates start at THB 26,520 for a Deluxe room.

“At Pimalai, we understand that all of our wonderful guests are different, so we have designed a series of packages that reflect their varied needs and interests. Whether you’re seeking an exotic escape with your loved one, an activity-filled adventure, a relaxing family holiday, or even a dream wedding or honeymoon, we can cater to your needs. With such an amazing array of amenities, including delectable dining, a serene spa and enticing offshore islands just waiting to be explored, Pimalai’s packages will help you create memories that last a lifetime,” said Patrice Landrein, Pimalai’s general manager.

Pimalai is a small slice of heaven, where the azure sea meets the white sand, surrounded by verdant jungle. While it feels a million miles away from the tourist bustle, this luxury resort is easily accessible and comes fully equipped with iconic facilities, including world-class restaurants and the stunning Pimalai Spa.

For more information and to book your perfect package at Pimalai, please visit www.pimalai.com, email reservation@pimalai.com or call +66 (0) 2320 5500.

“Find your Fika” with Nespresso

Celebrate this festive season with the perfect Nordic coffee moments


With Christmas approaching, Nespresso presents a delicious new range of Nordic Limited Edition Coffees, a stylish accessories collection and year-end festive offers for all to enjoy and share special, indulgent moments together.

Inspired by the growing Scandinavian-inspired cultural trends of “Hygge” and “Fika”, Nespresso’s iconic end-of-year range encourages all to pause from our busy lives and enjoy the present with friends and family over warm and delightful coffee moments. Also inspired by the traditional Nordic festive flavours, this year Nespresso launches two deliciously flavoured coffees and a classic black coffee. 

Designed by renowned Danish designer Louise Campbell, the Nespresso Nordic Limited Edition Coffee capsules, sleeves and limited edition accessories take inspiration from the Nordic trend of stylish minimalism, while reflecting traditional influences of nature, as seen in designs which illustrate the many layers of the Nordic culture and landscape. 

Nordic-inspired Limited Edition Coffees

Two new indulgent Nespresso flavoured coffees this Christmas include Variations Nordic Almond Cake Flavoured and Variations Nordic Cloudberry Flavoured.

Based on traditional Nordic ingredients and influences, the Variations Nordic Almond Cake Flavoured coffee, featuring a Livanto base, combines biscuit and vanilla aromas inspired by the traditional Norwegian cake, “Kvæfjordkake”.

The Variations Nordic Cloudberry Flavoured coffee features the delicate, refreshing taste of cloudberries, which grow in the extreme climates of the Nordic countries. This coffee has all the roundness of the Livanto base with a sweet, jammy fruitiness and a hint of acidity.

For those who enjoy staying true to the original long black, the Nordic Black coffee is an aromatic African and South American Arabica blend. Elegant, sweet fruity notes combine with a smooth and lingering cereal aftertaste to create a light-bodied long black coffee with medium intensity. 

The Perfect Present

Just in time for Christmas, Nespresso launches the new Limited Edition Essenza Mini in Metal. Simple and intuitive, the Essenza Mini is a small machine for big coffee moments. It is the most compact machine in the range yet without compromise on function or taste. Available beginning 4th November in a sleek, limited edition metal colour, this Essenza Mini is surely on coffee lovers’ wish list this Christmas! 

 

Aesop proudly presents its first book

– Aesop, co-authored by founder Dennis Paphitis, at its relocated Harbour City store on 22 October 2019.

 

Walking by the bottles of hand balm and body balm, stepping into each uniquely designed Aesop store, you are welcomed by the signature scent, well-curated products and professional consultants.

 

Do you know that Aesop started off as a hair salon 33 years ago? This was also the place where the signature Aesop scent was created.

Do you know that Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm was the first product for skin from the brand and is still one of the best-selling products nowadays?
Do you notice every Aesop store has its own design?

 

You can find these answers from the company’s first book – Aesop, co-authored by founder Dennis Paphitis.

 

The linen-bound, 336-page hardback covers meticulous approach to retail design, products and hospitality of the brand, Aesop is part photo essay, part vignette, and part tribute to those who have contributed to and collaborated with the company over the years. Featuring images by renowned photographer Yutaka Yamamoto, this debut book charts the brand’s history and heredity in an intimate, reflective volume.

 

Published by Rizzoli New York, Aesop will be available for purchase in signature stores and online from today.

RRP: HK$ 590

The Ritz-Carlton Bar & Lounge, Macau

THE RITZ-CARLTON BAR & LOUNGE, MACAU

ACHIEVES WORLD’S BEST HOTEL BAR ACCOLADE FROM FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE

Forbes Travel Guide, the world-renowned global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas, today unveiled its Verified List for 2019’s World’s Best Hotel Bars, naming The Ritz-Carlton Bar & Lounge, Macau as one of the only 45 hotel bars in the world to earn the accolade.

The Ritz-Carlton Bar & Lounge is a sophisticated and exclusive area for guests to indulge in a crafted beverage and culinary experience, with the breathtaking views of Cotai Macau from the 51st floor of The Ritz-Carlton, Macau. Shades of dark brown create a space that evokes both tradition and timeless style, with touches of contrasting colors to create an original and bold interior design that makes a statement. From delectable champagne tea-sets for splendid afternoons to a signature cocktail for glimmering evenings, The Ritz-Carlton Bar & Lounge enables guests to relax for a moment or to be captivated for an evening. Specializing in a refreshing gin and tonic menu and classic cocktails, The Ritz-Carlton Bar & Lounge is sure to create exceptional experiences that leave an inedible mark.

The Verified List for 2019’s World’s Best Hotel Bars recognizes 45 distinguished bars, across 13 countries, including China, France, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States and more. The best-of list comes from detailed data gathered by the Forbes Travel Guide’s inspectors, who stay at the hotels anonymously and evaluate them on up to 900 standards for the guide’s annual Star Ratings. The Verified List represents hotel bars that performed exceptionally on standards related to the quality of their beverage program, presentation and luxurious service, which differentiates from the Forbes Travel Guide Star Rating.

Filip Boyen, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide said, “We’ve seen hotel bars evolve enormously in our 60-plus years of operating Forbes Travel Guide. Hotel bars are now destinations in their own right and have the ability to transform a hotel experience. We congratulate all of the bars on the list, which were vetted and verified based on the most rigorous standards. They not only scored highly, but also provided the most luxurious experience for hotel and local guests alike.”

Mr. Rauf Malik, Vice President of Operations at JW Marriott Hotel Macau and The Ritz-Carlton, Macau said, “The Ritz-Carlton, Macau have been receiving different recognitions from the leading authority, Forbes Travel Guide, since 2017, including but not limited to the hotel accommodation, dining and spa. Those prestigious accolades encourage us to continue to drive excellence for all our ladies and gentlemen, with legendary and world-class service that make their stay with us truly unforgettable.”

For reservation and enquiry, please contact (853) 8886 6712 or e-mail rc.mfmmr.fnb.res@ritzcarlton.com.