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The 60:90 Brazilian myth

Here comes Summer, the season for sunshine and beach, junk trips and water sports. Now one of the biggest headache a lot of people (women in particular), is finding the right set (or sets) of bikini. I am a strong believer in picking the right fit would work magic. Rather than having a “perfect” body shape, finding what actually compliments and work with your body shape is more important. Growing up as a professional swimmer, I have very precise requirement when I purchase swimwear. For me, most bikinis in the market are more made for sunbathing on the shore, or walking around the poolside rather than really being in the water ...
Category: Designer

100 years in a bottle – a royal lifestyle

We live in a world where everything is instant and immediate. The urge of immediacy sometimes makes us forget about the art of patience and the depth of craftsmanship and skills. Earlier I was introduced to the world of Louis XIII at their pop-up boutique in Harrods (only until 25th April), I was so fascinated to learn about the history behind this bottle of Cognac. Personally I am not a fan of cognac, nor do I know a lot about it. That is why learning about the heritage of Louis XIII with a fresh eye makes is so much more fascinating. I also had the pleasure to speak to Ludovic du Plessis, the Global Executive Director of LOUIS ...
Category: Luxury

Le Roch Hotel and Spa- Hidden Gem in the heart of Paris

As classy and posh as Paris goes, there is also very cool and chic side of it. Le Roch Hotel & Spa is one fine example. Part of the Design Hotel group, tucked behind the small Rue St Roch, you barely notice this boutique hotel in the heart of the city.  The hotel is really very hidden, but the giveaway is there are always 2 very well-dressed men standing at the door to meet and greet you. Redesigned by architect Vincent Bastie, taking a fading public building and transformed it into a neighborhood classic ; Le Roch’s 37 guestrooms and suites feature unique décor by French designer Sarah Lavoine. I particularly like the court...
Category: Hotel

Drink your way through time

Do you know what’s so special about this view? It is the iconic London night view, but also the place I was standing on taking this photo, was where Fred Astaire danced. And as Gene Kelly would later say, dance history begins with Fred Astaire. This very rooftop on The Savoy, London, marks the beginning of a very interesting new cocktail bar menu that has recently been launched. The Savoy in London has long been one of the most loved luxury hotels through time. Celebrities, actors, actresses etc had been regular guests, and when they do, there is always some urban myths or stories be told. Researching on the history of the hotel...
Category: Night Life

Fairmont Peace Hotel- A time capsule of the glorious Shanghai days

The alluring view of the Bund in Shanghai is full of substances, the richness in history and beauty of different architecture all add up to a rather unique skyline. Going back to a century ago, it actually has not changed a significant lot. Among the architecture on the Bund, is the famous Fairmont Peace Hotel (和平飯店), which opened its door on August 1, 1929 as the Cathay Hotel by Sir Victor Sassoon. British by birth and educated at Harrow School and later at Trinity College in Cambridge, Sir Victor went to Bombay and then Shanghai to learn about the family’s multi-faceted businesses, inheriting the helm of the company in 19...
Category: 旅遊