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What’s on – February 2014

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Angsana Gallery Ushers In Year of the Horse with Lifestyle Collection
Angsana---Horse-Collection-Table-Runner-&-PlacematWhat: To commemorate the Year of the Horse, Angsana Gallery unveils its new horse collection, comprising a selection of deftly designed clutch bag, cardholders, coin purses, table runners, placemats, and scarfs, all adorned with the sturdy animal.
When: Daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Angsana Gallery Laguna Phuket (●10 Zone A Moo 4, Srisoonthorn Road, Cherngtalay, Amphur Talang, Phuket), and Banyan Tree Gallery shops in Bangkok, Phuket, and Samui
How much: Clutch bag THB 1,790; cardholder THB 1,190; coin purse THB 690; scarf THB 2,190; table runner THB 1,990; placemat THB 790
More info: 076 324 101,
Super Bowl Party and Breakfast
What: Don’t miss out getting “Game Pass Tickets” to watch the Super Bowl this month. Enjoy eggs Benedict, pancakes, smoked bacon, New Orleans French Market doughnuts, and other American and Thai goodies, while watching the game.
When: February 3, open at 5:30 a.m., buffet starts at 6 a.m., game starts at 6:15 a.m.
Where: Bourbon St. Restaurant, Oyster Bar and Boutique Hotel (●9/39-40 Soi Tana Arcade, Sukhumvit 63, Ekamai)
How much: THB 650 including breakfast buffet, hot coffee and tea, soft drinks, and juices; THB 100 for Bloody Marys, screwdrivers, domestic beers (bottle or draft)
More info: 02 381 6801, 02 381 6802, 02 381 6803,
'Lui e Lei' Valentine’s Day Romance at Rossini’s
Monkfish-with-olives-and-wild-chicoryWhat: Celebrate this Valentine’s Day with Chef Paride’s five-course “Lui e Lei” menu, consisting of different dishes for her and him. The romantic meal begins with an appetizer of seared foie gras, grape sauce, and celery root for her, and seared lobster, baby globe artichoke, and basil oil for him. There will also be a different soup, main course, and dessert for him and for her, besides coffee, tea, and a selection of sweet treats.
When: February 10–16, lunch Monday to Friday from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., and dinner Monday to Sunday from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Where: Rossini’s, Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit (●250 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok)
How much: THB 6,000++ per couple
More info: 02 6498364,,
Tarot, Quantum Chakra Balancing, and More
What: Omroom is offering a variety of sessions to be held by its in-house practitioners: tarot, yoga, Family Constellation (intuitive therapy), reiki, crystal healing, kids’ yoga, Healing Channels (energy healing), white light healing, Qi Gong, Light Ways (energy healing), meditation, and Quantum chakra balancing. Simply book 24 hours in advance.
When: Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Omroom (●25 Soi Chidlom)
How much: Varies
More info: 081 4228171,,
Avril Lavigne Live in Bangkok 2014
Avril-Lavigne-LiveWhat: The pop-punk princess Avril Lavigne is on her way back
to Bangkok to kick-start 2014 in high style. Lavigne has just released her latest self-titled album which has debuted in the Top 5 album charts across the globe, and already has spawned three hit singles which reached No. 1on the iTunes chart on its first day of release.
When: February 11 at 8:30 p.m. (gate opens at 7 p.m.)
Where: Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani (●99 Popular Road, T. Banmai, A. Pakkred, Nonthaburi)
How much: Ticket prices are THB 1,000/2,000/2,500 3,500/4,500
More info: 02 2623838,
So Sweet Valentine At Sofitel So Bangkok
So-Sweet-ValentineWhat: This Valentine’s Day, couples will have the choice of seven dining atmospheres offering seven different ways to express your love, including a casual buffet dinner at Red Oven, an exquisite Valentine’s afternoon tea, and set dinners at The Water Club, Solarium, and Park Society.
When: February 14–16
Where: Sofitel So Bangkok (●2 North Sathorn Road, Bangrak)
How much: Buffet dinner at Red Oven, THB 1,500 and THB 1,800 with free flow wine, per person; Valentine Afternoon Tea at MIXO, THB per couple; 4-course set dinner at The Water Club (poolside), THB 7,500 per couple including a glass of Champagne per person; 4-course set dinner (theme: Garden of Eden) at Solarium, THB 7,500 per couple including a glass of Champagne per person; 5-course set dinner at Park Society, THB 11,000 per couple including a glass of Champagne per person; Valentine’s Day Platter at Park Society Terrace, THB 6,000 per couple including a glass of Champagne per person; 6-course gastronomic dinner for two at The Box, THB 28,000 per couple including a personal Maitre d’hôtel at your service, a bottle of Dom Perignon, and a bouquet of red roses. All prices are net.
More info: 02-6240000,
The 18th Trang Underwater Wedding Ceremony
What: The Trang Chamber of Commerce, in association with local authorities and private sector organizations, has launched the 18th Anniversary of “Trang Underwater Wedding Ceremony 2014” event to promote tourism opportunities in the province. Watch couples getting married in Trang this Valentine’s Day … or make a booking in advance next year to get married yourself!
When: February 10–12
Where: Trang
How much: A number of packages are available through the Trang Chamber of Commerce starting from THB 35,000
More info:, 075 210 238
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Broadway Babe: “Back to Basics”
By Kompalya Thunderbird

Kristen Evelyn Rossi, Bangkok’s Broadway Babe
(,, dazzled the stage in “Back to Basics” on December 16, 2013. A one-woman show filled with numbers that captivated the audience from show tunes to swingin’ jazz, blues, and pop hits. The audience swayed to her natural rhythms and was encouraged to snap, clap or sing along to their favorite melodies. It was an enchanting night held at Smiles Jazz and Bistro located just off of Ploenchit BTS on Soi Raum Ruedi, an intimate setting with red velvet curtains, dim lighting, and a full house set the milieu for the evening.

In a stunning gold glittering gown by Suwannee by Sam, that fit her frame from curve to curve, she looked like royalty opening the night with the upbeat “Route 66,” her energy taking over the room.

crowdElegant gown aside, it did not stop this showgirl from dancing and twirling about. Kristen didn’t miss a beat as she showed off her dancing talent to jazzy tunes, “The Lady is a Tramp,” “How About You” and “I’ve Got a Woman,” which she dedicated to her mom for being “her biggest fan.” Accompanied by the outstanding Khun Beep on piano and Khun Golf on bass, she made a point to bring them into the show as well by flirting and joking in between songs, popping onto the piano, and giving the occasional serenade.

With her audience glued to the stage, Kristen proved that Back to Basics is another step forward in her movement to bring Broadway style to Southeast Asia. A movement she leads using “Broadway Babe” as the heart and soul.

Kristen grew up in New York with a love for musical theatre which led to pursuing a BA in theater in Pittsburgh. In 2007 she took a chance and came to Asia. Realizing a gap in the entertainment market, she started Broadway Babe, alongside then co-producer Justin Brooks, to offer Asia high-quality Broadway-style shows. The New York diva now residing in Bangkok, and she says, “Bangkok is home. So, fellow Bangkokians, if you have yet to catch a show, be sure to stay tuned as this diva is bound to keep turning heads.” Visit and “Broadway Babe Asia” for information on her upcoming show this spring.

Event Preview
Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants
Sponsored by S. Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, and organized by William Reed Business Media, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants
(● will welcome some of the world’s leading chefs to Singapore on February 23 and 24, to participate in a series of interactive workshops and a forum on global culinary trends. The two-day event will offer a unique opportunity for the culinary industry and members of the public to hear from and interact with the world’s most prominent chefs.

“What does it mean to you personally to be here, representing your restaurant on a big stage?”

Chef Joan Roca, El Celler de Can Roca restaurant (Spain)

A50B_Joan-RocaChef Joan Roca, El Celler de Can Roca restaurant (Spain), ranked No. 1 in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2013:
“It’s an opportunity to learn and meet its cuisine, its interesting traditional techniques and creating synergy with the local chefs. It also means having the chance of presenting our kitchen outside its walls.”

Chef Ben Shewry, Attica restaurant (Australia)

A50B_Ben-Shewry(1)Chef Ben Shewry, Attica restaurant (Australia), ranked No. 21 in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2013:
“I always love coming to Singapore; this will be my fourth visit. In particular I love eating from the hawker markets and visiting my friends like Ryan Clift (Tippling Club) and Andre Chiang (Restaurant ANDRE).”

Chef Andre Chiang, ANDRE restaurant (Singapore)

A50B_Andre-ChiangChef Andre Chiang, ANDRE restaurant (Singapore), ranked No. 5 in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2013:
“It’s a big responsibility because we’re not just representing my restaurant and my cuisine, we are also trying to deliver what the best in Asia can offer. So for me, it’s really more of a responsibility than a title.”

“What will attendees learn from your ‘Authenticity’ presentation at Asia’s 50 Best Forum? What are the key messages you hope they take with them?”

Chef David Thompson, Nahm (Thailand)

A50B_David-ThompsonChef David Thompson, Nahm (Thailand), ranked No. 3 in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2013:
“It’s about authenticity and personal culinary integrity. Authenticity in traditional cuisine has consistent and known parameters, such as cultural norms. Culinary integrity, though, has to do with one’s own beliefs and personal expression rather than an expression of a communal food. The segment I will be dealing with will follow the gamut, from the communal to the individual, and the best way that authenticity is achieved.”

Shop For a Cause
SFAC01What: You are invited to enjoy a day of feel-good shopping, food and drinks, kid’s activities, silent auction with amazing prizes, and much more. Local celebrities Cindy Bishop, Ase Wang, Natalie Glebova, Emi Stames, Sonia Couling, Debbie Bazoo, Odette Henriette, Joni Anwar, and more will participate in the “Shop For a Cause” event. One hundred percent of the proceeds go to Camillian Home for Children Living with Disabilities.
When: February 9, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Dusit Thani Hotel Bangkok
(●946 Rama IV Road, Bangkok)
How much: Silent auction starts at THB 390 up to 12,900; jumble sale’s second-hand designer items starts start at THB 150. Donations for the Camillian Home for Children Living with Disabilities welcome.
More info:,
American Heritage Jazz Sundays
What: Revive the music of BB King, George Benson, Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Marsalis, Louis Armstrong, and Duke Ellington to the rhythm of Pom Armstrong & Jazz Band at the American Heritage Jazz Sundays.
When: From now until May 26, 2014, starting 6 p.m. till late
Where: Roadhouse BBQ
(●942/1-4 Rama 4 Road, Bangkok)
How much: Varies
More info: 02 236 8010,