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VivoCity's new wing welcomes Prada Beauty to the mix, with celeb appearances
29 August saw the unveiling of Prada Beauty’s very first brick-and-mortar store in VivoCity Singapore. The star-studded event was graced by Thai-based actor and singer Win Metawin, local celebrities Glenn Yong and Chantalle Ng, as well as personalities such as Mae Tan, Chen Yixin and singer Iman Fandi.
Metawin Opas-iamkajorn, widely known as Win is a Thai actor, gained fame in 2020 with his acting debut and has since received recognition in both the entertainment and fashion industries. He currently serves as a brand ambassador for the renowned Italian luxury brand, Prada and has been honoured in the distinguished Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia class of 2023.
Located at the new wing at VivoCity, this new boutique will house Prada fragrance collections, making them more accessible to Prada Beauty lovers in the region. What's more, be sure to try out the gender-neutral Infusion EDP line of Prada Beauty fragrances which are suitable for all.
Visit Prada Beauty Boutique at #01-203 VivoCity, 1 HarbourFront Walk, Singapore 098585.
Prada Paradoxe EDP 50 ml
Prada Infusion de Rose EDP 100ml
Chanel unveils its newly renovated VivoCity fragrance and beauty boutique
The new boutique features a skincare wall and fragrance bar to facilitate free exploration of Chanel's range of skincare and fragrances. Clients are invited to explore the Sublimage area which houses the brand’s most premium skincare collection and Les Exclusifs De Chanel, a collection of iconic fragrances all inspired by different chapters of Gabrielle Chanel’s life.
The full range of Chanel makeup can be discovered through an experiential and interactive journey with online makeup tutorials and digital makeovers via the Chanel Try-On feature. Clients will also enjoy personalized consultations and make-up tips from the House’s beauty consultants and make-up artists.
Chanel is also delighted to announce that this fragrance and beauty boutique will house a comprehensive selection of Chanel sunglasses, adding a unique dimension to the boutique experience.
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Song Hye-kyo and Cha Eun-woo to grace the opening of Chaumet Pop-up Boutique in Singapore
In celebration of French luxury jeweller Chaumet Pop-up Boutique at ION Orchard, Brand Ambassador Song Hye Kyo and Friend of the Brand Cha Eun Woo will be gracing the pop-up opening event on 5 September 2023.
A Chaumet brand ambassador since 2018, Song Hye-kyo is a South Korean actress who made her debut in the television series First Love and later went on to gain international popularity through her leading roles in Autumn in My Heart, Full House, That Winter, the Wind Blows and Encounter. Her role in Descendants Of The Sun propelled her to international acclaim and most recently awarded the Blue Dragon Series Awards Grand Prize for her hit Netflix series The Glory.
Friend of the brand, Cha Eun-woo is a South Korean actor and singer who made his acting debut in the film My Brilliant Life. Since then, he has embraced diverse roles in hit television series such as Hit The Top, Gangnam Beauty, Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung, and True Beauty. He also went on to debut as a member of ASTRO in 2016, a boy group under Fantiago Entertainment. Since his debut, he has released 3 studio albums and 11 mini albums with ASTRO and is credited on numerous ASTRO tracks as a lyricist.
Chaumet Pop-up Boutique at ION Orchard
Date: 5th September 2023
Time: From 3pm
Venue: ION Orchard, Level 1 Atrium, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801
Brotzeit brings Oktoberfest to Singapore. Celebrations start 31 Aug
Looking for a venue to party this September and October? Look no further than Brotzeit. Here's what to expect at Brotzeit x Erdinger Oktoberfest:
Be one of the first to try Erdinger's exclusive, limited-edition Erdinger Oktoberfest Bier imported directly from Erding, Germany. A masterpiece of brewer’s art, the special Oktoberfest bier combines smooth malt aromas with pronounced hop bitterness. The well-balanced flavours are complemented by gently sparkling carbonic acid to impart the typical liveliness of a genuine wheat beer.
Try Münchner Weisswürst: Traditionally eaten in the morning, this traditional Bavarian white sausage is made from veal and pork and seasoned with spices like cardamom, served alongside German pretzels (Brezeln) and sweet mustard.
Share the Oktoberfest platte with your squad: Perfect for four to six persons, it features a dizzying selection of signature sausages (nürnberger stadtwurst and thüringer snail sausage), roasted meats (Signature pork knuckle, crispy pork belly and roasted pork chop) and sides (potato salad and sauerkraut).
You can also celebrate Oktoberfest through other exciting events, including performances from master accordion players “AnTon SHOWBAND”, and party and brunch events here.
American Tourister brings new Rollio Capsule Collection to Singapore
The Rollio collection — a winner of the prestigious Red Dot Design Award — is now available in limited quantities in Singapore from mid-September onwards. Upon first impressions, the Rollio looks like a bold collection of cylindrical luggage and bags that breaks the boundaries of traditional luggage designs!
In addition, the Rollio large spinner is also made from RECYCLEXTM fabric technology, a textile engineered from 100% post-consumer recycled PET plastic bottles, and has interiors treated with MICROBAN® Antimicrobial Technology, ensuring that all belongings are kept fresh and clean while travelling.
Comprising five products in varying sizes, the Rollio collection is the perfect blend of both style and substance, and was designed to accompany fashionable jetsetters to a multitude of settings and locales. Each piece in the Rollio collection is available in three vibrant colourways: Coral/Blue, Black/Red, and Light Grey/Lime. Shop Samsonite on Zalora and American Tourister.
Louis Vuitton drops a new bag, the puffy GO-14
Louis Vuitton’s newest bag, the GO-14 launches in stores today, and here's what we know about the bag: The GO-14 bag is one of Nicolas Ghesquière’s first designs – hence its coded name: Ghesquière October 2014, the date it first appeared on the SS15 runway for the debut of the Women’s Artistic Director at Louis Vuitton. It is re-emerging in 2023 in full spirit with a unique characteristic: malletage.
Inspired by the original malletage found inside Louis Vuitton’s hard-sided luggage, the GO-14 is a roomy, curvy, sensual bag in quilted lambskin. The creative process requires more than 20 different steps, with a more complex savoir faire than traditional quilting to ensure the malletage’s roundness. It also features an emblematic lock and a new jewel chain that is as supple as a gold necklace.
The GO-14 is available in 3 sizes: GM (S$10,400), MM (S$9,650) and Micro (S$6,150), and available in classic and seasonal colours.
Fullerton Hotel unveils ‘Mid-Autumn Treasures’ five-course set menu
From 1 to 30 September 2023, Jade at the Fullerton Hotel is presenting a five-course set menu that depicts the moon in its various phases — from crescent or obscured by delicate ‘clouds’, to round and radiant — through the creative presentation of ingredients.
This epicurean journey takes one through delicate flavours like Chilled Fresh Abalone Marinated with Rose Wine to bolder, savoury creations like Deep-fried Red Grouper with Dragon Fruit and Vintage Vinegar and Wok-fried Fragrant Rice with Shrimp, Preserved Olives, Silken Egg and Ikura, before ending with a trio of symbolic sweet treats — refreshing Shaved Coconut Ice with Pineapple and Osmanthus Jelly, accompanied with adorable Rabbit-shaped Muah Chee, and house-made Petite Traditional Baked and Snow Skin Mooncakes.
Mud Rock Ceramics throws a cool Clay Camp to celebrate the community and craft
Mud Rock Ceramics celebrates its 10th anniversary with Clay Camp, a week-long event from 27 September to 3 October 2023, featuring masterclasses, exhibitions, and festivities across four distinct venues in Singapore. The event aims to unite the community and foster appreciation for the art of ceramics. Highlights include masterclasses with award-winning ceramicists, guided museum tours, live demonstrations, and a closing party at the historic Dragon Kilns. With a mix of free and ticketed events, Clay Camp offers unique experiences for participants of all levels and interests in ceramics or for those considering a career path in clay.
Tickets are on sale at https://bit.ly/claycamptickets.
The refreshed Paragon is your new mind-body haven to seek out
You may have heard of Paragon’s facelift via our various updates, such as the swanky multilabel store Avenue on 3, and its 40-seater café, and a bar serving coffee during the day and champagne and caviar from late afternoon. Or perhaps you already know about New Balance’s new retail concept focusing on athletes and fashionistas alike. Of course, the mainstays such as Paul – the French Bakery and Patisserie continues to serve up fresh bakes and aromatic coffee every day, while The Hair Shop is always ready to address your hair styling needs. If you have yet to check out the new mall, be sure to visit the new tenants which include Crazy Rich Thai Cafe, ANTA, Weekend MaxMara, Coast & Roast by Fish & Co., FILA, Jynns, Linda Gallery and Old Seng Choong.
The refreshed mall, known as a destination for high-end retail, dining, and lifestyle experiences, believes that taking care of your well-being and making informed retail choices can contribute to sustainability. This concept applies to us too. Taking care of our personal wellness enables us to live longer and, more importantly, healthily and purposefully. As such, a couple of weeks ago, Paragon organised a Yoga Charity Event held in collaboration with Under Armour and Fitness First in support of the Singapore Cancer Society. So be sure to pay the new Paragon a visit at 290 Orchard Road.
Peachy Skin Bar celebrates its 4th birthday with a new outlet
Looking for customized skin solutions with none of the sales pitches? Consider Peachy Skin Bar, a locally-owned facial salon in its 4th year in Singapore. Their mission? To redefine the facial experience by making it luxurious and fun – where bespoke skincare and a trendy atmosphere, all wrapped up in a glamorous, Instagrammable package. With a unique approach to facials, Peachy is revolutionizing the industry by offering accessible, medical-grade services within a swanky environment!
In celebration of their 4th birthday, Peachy Skin Bar has teamed up with Saborino – Japan's bestselling sheet masks. Crafting an immersive personalised facial experience with their new Medical Grade Face Mask which will be used in their Omakase Facial during their anniversary celebratory season, it will be available exclusively from now to 30th September 2023. This transformative 70-minute journey is tailored to cater to your unique skin concerns, be it illuminating, hydrating, defying the signs of ageing, or conquering pesky breakouts. Trust their seasoned skincare experts to craft the perfect blend of pro-medical approach and their arsenal of seven state-of-the-art, medical-grade equipment, all aimed at pampering your precious skin.
Be sure to check out their newest outlet at 62A Queen Street, Bugis Village, Level 2, Singapore 188541 (Above Maxi Cash). For appointments, DM @peachyskinbar or WhatsApp 88923378.
Saborino Medical Facial Sheet Mask, 10s (All Variants)
Golden Bridge, Singapore's beloved household brand, celebrates its 30th anniversary
In celebration of its 30th anniversary, Golden Bridge will be giving you prizes in a lucky draw contest. Stand to win numerous prizes and 916 Gold, worth up to S$9,880 when you make a minimum purchase of Golden Bridge, Kelly’s, El-Dina, Kizmiq and ANEW products. Contest details here.
From now to 26 October, spend a minimum of S$15 across participating retailers and stand a chance to win $100 e-vouchers from Chope/Klook/Grab, electronics, kitchen appliances and/or 1x 916 Gold (6 grand winners).
Truffle Pork Ham / Iberico Luncheon Ham [Bundle of 4] FREE: Vermicelli
Golden Bridge Pork Luncheon Meat with Cheese Can, 340g
Gluten-free, No MSG.
Chicken lovers unite! Farmpride launches 5 new Japanese flavours in convenient packs
Take your taste buds on a delectable tour to the Land of the Rising Sun with Farmpride’s newest Japanese range! Comprising five lip-smacking offerings, each made with real tender chicken, they can be served as main dishes, sides, or as ingredients to create kawaii bento boxes in the comfort of your own home! All the offerings follow original Japanese recipes, free of added preservatives, artificial colouring and trans-fat.
The line-up is as follows:
Crispy Chicken Karaage, S$7.80
Crispy Shoyu Chicken Tatsutaage, S$7.80
Japanese Fried Chicken, S$7.80)
Farmpride tsukune chicken burger, frozen, 420g
Farmpride Mala Chunks, Frozen, 400g
Booking.com launched the Ultimate K-pop Experience
If you've missed it, Booking.com recently launched an all-in experience that includes flights, accoms, activities and even hotel credits for a mere S$35. With only one set It was rightly snatched up within five minutes. Click on the article for a sneak peek into what the lucky travellers will experience!