Lifestyle Curators for Thailand + Southeast Asia

February 2015

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Wine tastings, and more specifically blind tastings, are complex exercises that require a good wine knowledge or background. But, performed seriously with a systematic approach and regular practice, it will become a routine that develops one's tasting abilities. by Jérôme ChambonWine

Whether in Bangkok or in any other major tourist spots in Thailand, you will find some chic, innovative cocktails to sip your blues away. by Rachel Ross Mocktails, tea-infused concoctions, live music, beautiful views, and soothing atmospheres. Sometimes, you need that touch

World-famous restaurant IPPUDO opens a second branch in Bangkok featuring casual, family style dining headlined by signature ramen dishes. by Percy Roxas What, another ramen restaurant? Don’t look now, but the recently opened IPPUDO ( at The Emporium Shopping Complex is not

Harvest brings a Mediterranean menu and a rustic setting to one of Bangkok’s fastest-growing dining quarters. By Thomas Sturrock Even by Bangkok’s standards, Sukhumvit Soi 31’s dining options have expanded at an impressive rate. Appia has quickly emerged as a staple, while

Acclaimed French chef Joël Robuchon has expanded his restaurant empire to Bangkok, marking another major turning point in the city’s dining evolution. By Thomas Sturrock Bangkok’s dining scene is unrecognizable from just four years ago – the rate of change, as it

Hotspring retreats are enhancing the Thai spa and wellness holiday experience. by Percy Roxas Today’s spa-goers are increasingly looking for a new and different experience. They are seeking an experience that is not only beneficial to health and wellbeing, or is truly

Matthieu Reynaud, general manager of Pathumwan Princess Hotel Bangkok, could have been a doctor like his father but his inherent passion for the luxurious side of life prevailed. He became a hotelier. by Percy RoxasMatthieu Reynaud’s passion for luxury started early.

"Suite Dreams” are made of these: 'must-try’ ultra-luxurious suites in Bangkok by Percy Roxas 1. Royal Oriental Suite Mandarin Oriental Bangkok The stunning Royal Oriental Suite at Mandarin Oriental Bangkok (48 Oriental Avenue Alley, Bangrak/ – one of the hotel’s 35 suites -

Thailand is not just a mecca for bargain hunters but also for luxury shopping. by Rachel Ross Choices Abound: Thailand is bursting with talented artists and antique dealerships. You will always be able to find the perfect piece. Even independent stores will provide a

THE EXPAT Name: Calvin Lee Age: under 40 Country: Malaysia Profession: Business Owner My favorite place: Northern Thai cities where there are mountains, such as Chiangrai and Chiang Mai. But I also love Bangkok, where I usually am. Bring: A friend who is visiting. I

Besides quiet sundecks and swanky resorts, Malaysia’s famous northeastern island offers adventurous and luxe marine escapes. by Marco Ferrarese “What do you like most about Langkawi?” a local friend asked me over dinner blessed by one of the island’s soul-soothing sunsets. I

There’s more to Koh Phangan than just the exciting monthly Full Moon parties, and they’re easier to find than you think! by Percy Roxas Mention Koh Phangan and the island’s world-renowned full moon parties come to mind. This 125sqm-island has been celebrated

Krabi plays host to plenty of interesting sights and travel options, not all of which are on the water, for you to discover. by Dave Stamboulis While Krabi doesn’t receive quite the accolades of its southern and eastern neighbors Phuket and Samui,