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Itzy is G-Shock’s brand ambassador
The five-member South Korean girl band of Yeji, Lia, Ryujin, Chaeryeong, and Yu, best known for their hit songs Wannabe, Sneakers and Boys Like You, is the appointed G-Shock’s brand ambassador. The band’s impressive accolades include the Best New Artist Award of the Year upon debut and topping 470 million video views for the group’s signature hit, Wannabe.
According to Casio, “The powerful, personally expressive songs and cool performances that give Itzy its sensational charm make for a phenomenal match with the G-Shock vision, which is defined by the brand concept of toughness, so Casio decided to sign the group as brand ambassador.”
Now you get to adorn yourself with the G-Shock watches worn by Itzy.
Casio G-Shock GMA/GM-S2100, Mid-Size, Metal
Casio G-Shock GM-S5600GB-1JF, Compact, Metal, Shipped from Japan
Casio G-Shock GM-S110PG-1A Mini Multilayered
Ladies' Analog Digital Metal Covered Watch Resin Band
Worldwide Exclusive Launch of G-Shock’s 40th Anniversary Clear Remix
On 7 July, Casio unveiled seven new additions of Clear Remix shock-resistant G-Shock watches to celebrate G-Shock’s 40th anniversary. Ahead of headquarters worldwide, including Japan, the G-Shock Jewel store will sell the new additions exclusively until 23 July, and be available online thereafter.
Singapore's newest food court EatAlley opens in Orchard Gateway
Thanks to founder Sebastian Low, who also brought us the PappaRich family restaurant chain, we get to savour seven Malaysian-style stalls in one setting: Fatty OUG, Kedai Kopi Dan Makanan Hong Lai, Kam Heong Braised Duck, Koon Kee Wantan Mee, Siong Huat Bah Kut Teh, Soong Kee Beef Noodle, and Uncle Beh Pork Noodle.
Loosely adopting a calming Peranakan green hue for the overall concept, EatAlley was designed and fitted by award-winning Hong Kong-based company, Atelier E founded by Enoch Hui. The long corridor space is matched with customised furniture of terrazzo marble tables and cushy rattan chairs to lend a warm and welcoming feel to the premium label. Diners can be assured of EatAlley’s commitment to serving Singapore with authentic street food at mouthwatering prices in a casual restaurant setting!
Head to 227 Orchard Rd, #B2-12 Orchard Gateway, S(238858), with opening hours from 10.30am to 9pm.
INNSiDE by Meliá Bangkok Sukhumvit
Towering over Bangkok’s trendy On Nut neighbourhood, INNSiDE by Meliá Bangkok Sukhumvit has officially opened its doors to the public.
It is Thailand’s first ‘INNSiDE by Meliá’ hotel and the fourth Meliá Hotels International property to debut in the kingdom after nautical-themed Meliá Koh Samui, wellness-inspired Meliá Phuket Mai Khao and urban hotel Meliá Chiang Mai opened in 2020, 2021 and 2022 respectively.
The 208-room hotel features a co-working space on the 32nd floor, while the dramatic infinity pool, The Giant Swing Pool Bar, is situated on the 34th floor. Adjacent to the infinity pool is an expansive rooftop terrace, dotted with outdoor lounges and sunbeds, that evokes an Ibiza mood accompanied with panoramic vistas. Open from 10am until midnight, the open-air pool bar serves Mediterranean, Thai and international snacks and dishes such as INNSiDE’s Burger and cool beverages, including imaginative cocktails. The F&B offerings include an all-day dining venue The Kites Eatery, LUZ Bangkok Tapas Bar and The Open Living Loung.
Malaysian jewelry brand Fugeelah launches a pop-up, Across The Straits together with Singaporean label EMVY at Design Orchard
Established in 2017 by Deborah Henry, the former Miss Universe Malaysia, TV host and humanitarian decided to leverage decades of experience in the industry to start a fashion brand for good. Jewellery and accessory brand Fugeelah was created as a way to sustainably and financially support the running of her non-profit Fugee, which provides education to refugee children living in Malaysia.
Fugeelah dedicates itself to thoughtful practices and sustainable measures, and through every piece of jewellery sold, a refugee child or youth has a chance at a better life.
The pop-up will be on from the 11th to the 18th of July at Design Orchard.
You can also shop online at www.fugeelah.com
Sultry red takes the spotlight at Chanel's Spring/Summer 2023 beauty collection
What if red could talk? Chanel is giving it the floor with its Spring-Summer Makeup Collection 2023, for flushed cheeks and warmth that extends all the way to the temples.
When you pick up a Les 4 Rouges Yeux Et Joues palette, you'll find a colour harmony of four matte and satin shades, which can be used to experiment with a variety of subtle and intense looks that satisfy your every whim. The shades could be layered on any way you like – and I chose to mix three shades to give this deep, shimmering effect on the eyes (pictured above).
To pair your eye makeup, match it with the Baume Essentiel Rouge Frais, which accentuates the cheeks with a fresh and radiant healthy glow. And finally, coat the eyelashes with Noir Allure mascara for a sultry finish.
Available at all Chanel Fragrance and Beauty boutiques and counters.
Will the Dior Toujours bag be the next 'It' bag?
Creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri dreamed up this new accessory, unveiled at the Dior spring-summer 2023 ready-to-wear show.
Conceived according to the highest standards of craftsmanship, this object of desire embodies the virtuosity of Dior’s leather ateliers. Each step in its manufacture requires infinite meticulousness, from cutting the leather to applying the macrocannage motif. We think fashionistas will be rocking this new shape, judging by how soft and roomy it looks.
The savoir-faire Dior Toujours bag will be launching in Singapore on the 27th July, from the ready-to-wear AW’2023 collection.
These 3 bourbons from Buffalo Trace Distillery need to go into your alcohol cabinet
What comes to mind when you think of bourbon? Bourbon has been the misunderstood cousin of whisky for far too long, and it's time to shine a spotlight on the versatility of the bourbon spirit.
If you want to try good bourbon, put these three brands on your list from the most awarded distillery in the world.
1) Buffalo Trace bourbon:
Aged in new oak barrels for at least 8 years, this deep amber whiskey has a complex aroma of vanilla mint and molasses. Pleasantly sweet with notes of brown sugar and spice that give way to oak toffee dark fruit and anise. This whiskey finishes long and smooth with serious depth.
2) Sazerac Rye:
Sweet with spices and stem ginger in syrup. Orange zest, freshly ground black pepper and mixed peels. Thick, spicy palate with notes of Seville orange marmalade and allspice. Peanut butter, toffee and barrel char develop later on. An oily, spicy finish.
3) Eagle Rare 10 years:
The nose is complex with aromas of toffee, hints of orange peel, herbs, honey, leather and oak. The taste is bold, dry and delicate with candied almonds and very rich cocoa notes. The finish is dry and lingering.
When I asked Simone, the brand ambassador of Buffalo Trace, why someone should try bourbon, she said, "How a bourbon is made and how it's aged, it's as organic as it gets. No bourbon ever has that headstart (where they are aged in a barrel that has been put through work so people know how it will turn out). There are no flavours to hide behind (from a used barrel). It's as original a product as you're going to get."