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What’s on – May 2014

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Love is in the air Okura Prestige Bangkok invites couples to the 2014 Wedding Showcase. Couples will receive an impressive list of complimentary benefits when making a confirmed booking of an engagement or wedding party celebration with the hotel.
When: May 18
Where: The Okura Prestige Bangkok
How much: Free
More info: 02 687 9000, www.okurabangkok.com

And here are the other events to attend throughout May 2014.

Engagement Fair 2014

Wedding cakeWhat: An exquisite highlighting Oriental Residence Bangkok’s luxurious engagement spaces and services, including chances to win free stays and exclusive offerings only during the fair. Partner showcases from Teerak Studio, iPen Photo services, Viriya wedding invitations and favors, and many more.
For more information kindly call 02 125 9000 extension 9081
When: May 24–25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Oriental Residence Bangkok (110 Wireless Road, Bangkok)
How much: Free
More info: 02 125 9000 extension 9081

A Decadent Afternoon Affair with Rubin Singer

What: Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok presents a decadent afternoon affair with one of Hollywood’s favorite fashion designers, Rubin Singer, in collaboration with Citibank, N.A. Rubin Singer will present his Serpent Queen collection in person at a Charity Afternoon Tea Fashion Show, featuring new creations prepared by pastry chef Stephane Calvet, coupled with a glass of Louis Roederer Champagne, and a selection of Dilmah Private Reserve teas. A portion of the proceeds of the charity fashion show will be donated to the Community Children Fund Foundation in Thailand under the Royal Patronage of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.
When: May 7 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.; fashion show starts at 3:30 p.m.
Where: Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok (155 Rajadamri Road, Bangkok)
How much: THB 1,500 net per person
More info: 02 126 8866 ext. 1235/6

Compassion

What: Compassion is a tragic comedy about a young demon, Rachel. She gets summoned by three other demons to kill “The One” demon slayer. To their disappointment, she is everything but the fierce big demon they expected. Determined to prove them wrong and prove herself, she goes out to kill the Demon Slayer. It is about her journey from hell to earth, about love, hate and everything that it means to be human. Directed by Robin Schroeter.
When: May 22–26, May 29–31, and June 1–2 June, at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Crescent Moon Space
 (Pridi Banomyong Institute Thonglor)
How much: Starts at THB 380
More info: 099 179 5731

Handcrafted Culinary Creativity

What: The Mandarin Oriental Shop is celebrating the opening of its latest boutique at Gaysorn Plaza (Ground Floor), one of Bangkok’s most exclusive high-end shopping malls. Under the innovative leadership of master chocolatier and executive pastry chef, Claus Olsen, the new shop—the fourth in the Thai capital—it offers freshly baked products including classic favorites such as artisanal breads, cakes, Danish pastries, croissants, cookies, and an all-new range of hand-crafted gourmet chocolate, macarons, and signature Baumkuchen (German layer cake).
When: Daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Ground floor, Gaysorn Plaza
How much: Varies
More info: 02 656 2118, mobkk-shopgaysorn@mohg.com

Event Review

Michelin Stars Illuminated The St. Regis Bangkok

The St. Regis Bangkok recently unrivalled dining experience with the illustrious and world-renowned one Michelin starred Chef Stéphane Carbone, who brought his fine cuisine to VIU.

Stéphane Carbone is not one of those exuberant, capricious and forceful chefs. He is driven by simplicity to enhance flavors.

“We had this great tradition of Sunday family lunches with my grandmother. My passion of cuisine started at that time, being very young, with my family and especially my grandmother who educated me on the true meaning of fresh produce, whether they originated from the garden or the different regions of France. This is where I learnt the taste and the passion for cooking,” he said. “I love exploring the distinctive regional ingredients and mixing local produce from Lyon or Bresse, where I learnt to cook, to Normandy where I settled down in 2003, or Calabria where my Italian parents and grandparents are from.”

Stéphane Carbone’s philosophy is to offer cuisine that is easy to understand and one that his diners can find a connection with. All his recipes are created with the intent of enhancing ingredients and flavors rather than transforming them.

For reservations at VIU contact 02 207 7777, fb.bangkok@stregis.com

Live Band and Saxophonist Tewan

What: Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok presents the Sun Light live band performing nightly at River Barge and Pier 28, in a combination of jazz, pop, and old classics, with saxophonist Tewan Sapsanyakorn.
When: Every Friday night from 7 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.
Where: River Barge and Pier 28 (Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok)
How much: Varies
More info: 0 2307 8888 ext. 1923, riverbarge.chrb@chatrium.com

ThaiCraft Fair

What: High-quality handcrafted products gathered from over 50 village artisan groups all over Thailand including décor, furnishings, gifts, toys, accessories, bags, baskets, textiles, personal care products, and more, will be on sale at the ThaiCraft FunShop.
When: May 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: The Jasmine Executive Suites Hotel (●Basement Floor, 23 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, Asok BTS station, Sukhumvit MRT station)
How much: Varies
More info: www.thaicraft.org, www.facebook.com/ThaiCraft.org

CentralFestival Samui is Open!

What: Visit the recently opened CentralFestival Samui, CPN’s 24th shopping center project in Thailand, a THB 3.1 billion retail project with a total gross floor area of 90,000 square metes on a land plot spanning 37 rai. It is ideally situated on the best location along Chaweng Beach on Koh Samui, which is considered the main business area of the island. CentralFestival Samui offers products and services that the meet the same standard as those offered at Central shopping malls in Bangkok. The products and services offered will respond well to the lifestyle needs of families and young people as well as tourists. Over 400 brands are available there.
When: Ongoing
Where: CentralFestival Samui, Koh Samui
How much: Varies
More info: www.cpn.co.th

Samui Regatta

What: The 13th annual Samui Regatta is set to take from the island’s most popular beach, Chaweng Beach. Samui Regatta is headquartered at Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui and attracts over 40 boats and more than 500 sailors of 30 different nationalities each year. Tickets to the 5-star Gala Dinner at Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui on the final night are highly sought-after.
When: May 25–31
Where: Chaweng Beach
How much: Free to watch
More info: www.samuiregatta.com

Fitness Retreat

What: Redefine your life with Epikurean Hotels & Lifestyle’s recently launched lifestyle health retreats. Focus on getting your fitness to a new level, acquire new skills, fine-tune your body, and learn training programs that provide you the most benefit. Whether you want to work on cardiovascular fitness, physical strength, sports specific fitness or body toning, your goals will be the priority for the trainers during your retreat.
When: May 16 to October
Where: Parama Koh Chang (●8/4 M.3, Baan Check Bae, T. Koh Chang Tai A. Ko Chang, Trat)
How much: Starts at THB 16,500 for two nights in shared room, inclusive of transfers, meals, fitness kit, physical education guided activities, seminars, guidebook, spa treatments, and boat cruise
More info: www.paramakohchang.com

New Fusion at Novotel Hua HinWhat: Novotel Hua Hin Cha am Beach Resort and Spa recently launched its restaurant and bar, TAi, with a Black and White Asian Extravaganza-themed party. The menu is based on a combination of Asian ingredients with French style and technique. TAi offers a wide selection of Asian-inspired favorites and Japanese sushi and tempura, as well as cocktails, premium spirits, and more.
When: Ongoing
Where: Novotel Hua Hin Cha Am Beach Resort and Spa (●854/2, Burirom Road, Cha-am, Hua Hin)
How much: Varies
More info: 032 708 300, www.novotelhuahin.com