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Claude Monet Afternoon Tea at ANTI:DOTE, Fairmont Singapore extended to 31 October 2023
The Season of Impressionists Afternoon Tea menu crafted by ANTI:DOTE Executive Pastry Chef Yong Ming Choong and Senior Sous Chef Jacky Lai brings Monet’s masterpieces to life, offering guests a journey into edible artworks in an idyllic afternoon setting.
The Claude Monet-inspired afternoon tea has been extended to 31 October 2023 due to popular demand. Priced at S$68++ per guest, S$75++ with the addition of one amuse bouche, and S$85++ for both. Prices include a choice of one alcoholic or two non-alcoholic beverages from the Claude Monet Afternoon Tea menu. Elevate the experience with free-flow tipples for two hours is available from S$75++ per guest for Henriot Brut or S$90++ per guest for Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial. A children’s menu is also available at S$40++.
Bonus: Guests who have booked to dine at ANTI:DOTE for the Season of Impressionists - a Claude Monet-inspired afternoon tea via the following link will be eligible to participate in an exclusive lucky draw. The winner will enjoy a one-night stay in The Savoy’s Monet Suite with breakfast included. The winner will be announced and contacted via email after the thematic afternoon tea menu concludes.
Skirt restaurant relaunches at W Singapore
Looking for a place to celebrate a special occasion? Skirt restaurant has reopened at W Singapore, and promises to elevate your dining experience.
Renowned for its innovative culinary offerings, Skirt showcases a delectable menu that celebrates the art of grilling. The refreshed menu, curated by the hotel's team of talented chefs, embraces locally sourced ingredients and premium cuts of meat to deliver a tantalizing array of flavours and textures. Guests can indulge in an exceptional selection of prime steaks, fresh seafood, and vegetarian wood-fired delights, all prepared with expert craftsmanship and served with a modern twist.
Complementing the outstanding cuisine is an extensive beverage program that highlights an array of handcrafted cocktails, fine wines, and artisanal spirits. Skirt's team of skilled mixologists takes pride in creating innovative and captivating libations that perfectly complement the culinary creations, ensuring an unforgettable dining experience from start to finish.
To enhance the overall dining journey, the restaurant now features an interactive open kitchen concept, allowing guests to witness the culinary artistry firsthand. The intimate and engaging setting fosters a sense of connection between guests and the talented chefs, offering a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the mastery and precision that goes into every dish.
Man Fu Yuan
Michelin-recommended Cantonese restaurant Man Fu Yuan at InterContinental Singapore has joined hands with the renowned Irish Duck Company to present "The Best of Irish Showcase." From 1 October to 15 November, diners can indulge in three distinct 6-course menus, each highlighting the finest produce that Ireland has to offer.
The highlights from this series are meats from John Stone, reared in the pristine landscape of Ireland. Think Irish lamb loin (which you must not miss), Hampshire pork belly and of course Irish Duck Company's titular Silver Hill Irish Duck. It's an interesting juxtaposition of Irish produce made with Cantonese cooking methods that you'll want to try at least once.
South Korean makeup artist Pony Park will be in Singapore
Updated: Makeup artist and YouTuber Pony Park will no longer be able to attend the event. She shared an apology in a media statement: "Ever since I have started as a beauty creator, I always wanted to share with you all my brightest smile and most beautiful side and refuse to share my weakness. However, I wanted to open up to all of you as I feel deeply embarrassed about the situation that I have caused. Since September 22nd, I have been hospitalized as my health took a sudden turn for the worse, leading to a faintng episode. At the same time I also found out that I contracted Covid-19 again which has also caused some unusual side effects that even the doctors are struggling to understand. Pain has become a constant companion, making even the most basic movements a real struggle. While I was taking a break due to my deteriorating health, my family also informed me of a critical situation. Despite all efforts and dedication to treatment, my loved one ultimately became a star in the sky.
I understand that I have prior commitments in Singapore, but at this time, it's really hard for me to meet all of you as I had to spend time with my family and also take care of my health. I feel inadequate, but I wanted to express my apologies through this message."
While Pony won't be on our shores, you can still check out the collaboration. Happening on 13 October 2023, 6:30pm at Bugis+ Atrium, Level 1, check out the ultimate collaboration between Heroine Make and South Korean celebrity makeup artist and YouTuber, Pony, as you step into a world of nostalgia at the Y2K-themed pop-up! Swatch and bring home Heroine Make’s bestselling and latest products alongside fun and interactive activities that will bring you on a transformative journey to 'Be Your Own Heroine.'
One Ninety Restaurant at Four Seasons
Four Seasons' One-Ninety Restaurant and One-Ninety Bar has brought in award-winning Renato “Tato” Giovannoni (recognised as one of the top 10 bartenders in the world), and culinary and hospitality maestro Alex Resnik to kick-start a three-month Argentinian restaurant and bar takeover. From Buenos Aires to Singapore, this exciting South American brasserie pop-up will transport diners to the vibrant streets of Argentina for the three months, experiencing a melting pot of flavours with surprising culinary encounters, made of traditional native dishes and delectable European influences.
The restaurant - Brasero Atlántico - will feature an à la carte dinner menu and a seven-course Chef’s Table dinner experience (SGD 168 per person) specially curated by Resnik, that showcases the diverse flavours and traditional techniques that make Argentinian cuisine so irresistible. From asado (Argentinian barbecue) to empanadas (staple of Argentinian street food), guests will have the opportunity to indulge in mouth-watering dishes crafted by Chef Ryan Turner, who will brilliantly capture the essence of Argentina's culinary traditions in the dishes.
Focused on simplicity, with the most fresh, local and best ingredients, all cooked a las brasas (on the grill) and inspired by the immigrants who arrived to the Rio de la Plata but later settled in the interior of the country where they discovered the local hunting meats and their wood-fired cooking. To complement the extraordinary culinary journey, diners can also look forward to sipping on an impressive selection of South American wines, including malbecs and torrontés, which perfectly pair with the bold flavours of the cuisine.
Florería Atlántico (World’s 50 Best Bars - #18) is where cocktails are based on the contribution left by the migratory waves that came across the Atlantic Ocean in the 1900s and helped build the country, focusing on local products and how the immigrant communities adapted their customs to the lands.
Cocktail highlights include Florería Atlántico’s classics such as the Negroni Balestrini (SGD 27), made with gin, Campari, Amaro Averna, eucalyptus, pinon (Pine) and seawater, as well as the El Dorado (SGD 29), a refreshing mix of Cachaça, Manifest, house-made Mate Tereré, sugar cane juice and tropical fruits. To accompany the tipples, a Raw Bar with a selection of crudo will be offered daily.
H&M launches on Shopee platform, shop their Brand Day
H&M’s collaboration with e-commerce platform Shopee comes as part of ongoing moves to digitalise and offer an optimised omnichannel experience for customers, aiming to provide them with a more flexible and meaningful shopping experience that meets their evolving needs.
Following the soft launch on 22 September, consumers can now access the full range of H&M’s fashion offerings, ranging across the Ladies, Divided, Mens and Kids categories – including the latest chic and bold looks from the brand’s Fall/Winter collection.
H&M will also welcome its first Super Brand Day on Sunday, 24 September (MY), and Thursday, 28 September (SG). Shoppers can catch H&M’s exclusive livestream on Shopee Live at 9pm (SG) and 8pm (MY) on each country’s Super Brand Day to discover the latest fashion picks at the best prices, and enjoy exciting deals.
“We are constantly on a journey to optimise our store and digital portfolios to offer our customers a better and more seamless experience. With its strong presence in Singapore and Malaysia, Shopee complements and strengthens our existing network of physical stores, digital stores at hm.com, as well as marketplaces. We see a great opportunity for our brand to grow on this platform and further our vision of democratising sustainable fashion by meeting our customers where, when, and how they choose,” says Oldouz Mirzaie, Managing Director of H&M South Asia.
Prada shows off its softer side for the Spring 2024 womenswear collection
With slime dripping from edges and models walking with a gust of wind in the background, you'd almost forget you're watching a fashion runway show by Prada. This collection which was shown on 21 September during Milan Fashion Week, shows a tinge of softness and minimalism as designer Miuccia Prada intended. We see wispy 'Haze' dresses with organza silks trailing behind as models walk, to tops with big sleeves paired with sleek leather belts.
Another highlight is an evening bag whose design was originally devised by Mario Prada, Miuccia Prada’s grandfather and co-founder of Prada, in 1913.
Rimowa partners with Tiffany & Co.
We're always excited when two iconic brands come together for a collaboration. This time around, Rimowa and Tiffany & Co. have combined forces for a starring collection. The collection features a new Rimowa x Tiffany & Co. Rock Cut Cabin suitcase, Rimowa x Tiffany & Co. Jewellery Case and a Rimowa x Tiffany & Co. Jewellery Personal showcasing the union of the two maison’s iconic designs and aesthetics as perfect complements.
Starting 26 September 2023, the Rimowa x Tiffany & Co. Rock Cut Cabin (S$4,870), the Rimowa x Tiffany & Co. Jewellery Case (S$6,550), and the Rimowa x Tiffany & Co. Jewellery Personal (S$3,020) will be made available at select Rimowa stores worldwide and online at rimowa.com.
Still, on Rimowa's news, the luggage maker also revealed a fourth iteration of the ‘Never Still’ campaign, featuring world-class athlete Sir Lewis Hamilton, global superstar Rose of Blackpink, and football prodigy Kylian Mbappeì.
Watch the ad here.
Lipault reveals Fall/Winter 2023 at Merci Marcel
With travel plans coming well into fruition, Parisian luggage brand Lipault also revealed their latest Fall/Winter'23 collection that embodies innovation, style, and sustainability, revolutionising the way modern travellers explore the world. This season, a captivating seasonal colour emerges - Fresh Lilac, a hue that harmoniously blends lilac with hints of grey. Definitely an eye-catching shade that will stand out on the baggage carousel!
Shop the Plume Collection, City Plume and Lost in Berlin. For long hauls, we'd suggest shopping the Plume Collection as it is crafted from 70D Twill Nylon, making it light to lug everywhere. For overnight or staycations, the City Plume collection effortlessly complement diverse activities - from day trips to travels with pets. For the Lost in Berlin collection, this sleek collection features PU Rubber, making the items fully waterproof and resistant to scratches while remaining so and lightweight. The assortment spans suitcases in three different sizes, crossbody bags, backpacks in various styles, and versatile bags like the 24H Bag.
Rituals Cosmetics make its debut in Singapore
Wellbeing brand Rituals Cosmetics, together with luxury and lifestyle retail group Valiram, has opened its first flagship store in Singapore at Ion Orchard. The new store marks the brand’s entry into Singapore as it continues to grow its retail footprint across the globe, as part of its international expansion plan in partnership with Valiram.
Hailing from the Netherlands, the iconic brand offers a range of luxurious products and experiences inspired by traditions of ancient cultures that encourage well-being and mindfulness. Its exquisite collections include body care, home fragrances, and skincare, all infused with carefully selected ingredients of natural origins and captivating scents composed by the world’s finest perfumers.
To discover the extensive range of collections from Rituals Cosmetics, head over to their stores at Ion Orchard and VivoCity.
Rituals ION Orchard Store
B-2-27 ION Orchard
2 Orchard Turn
Opening Hours: 10am - 10pm
Rituals VivoCity Store
1 Harbourfront Walk Singapore 098585
Opening Hours: 10am - 10pm