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Uniqlo x Kaws collection is available on Uniqlo.com
Fresh off the launch of Kaws' art book by Phaidon on 8 September, Uniqlo also debuted a collection of T-shirts and sweatshirts that feature Kaws’ signature Companion and BFF characters (the latter in bright pink), the cover of the new book, as well as the artist’s iconic XX motif. Items will be available in Adults’(unisex) and kids’ sizes so everyone can immerse themselves in the world of Kaws. While the book has been sold out, you can still pick up some of the shirts that are available online.
Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts reaffirms partnership with Williams Racing
Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts is reemphasizing its partnership with Williams Racing ahead of the highly anticipated 2023 Singapore Grand Prix in September. As the first Asian stop in the calendar after the mid-season summer break, the iconic Marina Bay Street Circuit in the heart of Singapore is all geared up to welcome racing fans from around the world to witness high-octane glamour and adrenaline-fueled action of Grand Prix racing on September 15th – 17th.
The partnership combines both Jumeirah's synergy for innovation and luxurious experience with Williams Racing's and pursuit of performance excellence that has captivated Asian motorsport enthusiasts.
With F1 Abu Dhabi 2023 taking place between 24 to 26 November, Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts are gearing up to meet fans at their Dubai properties, such as Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah and more.
As part of Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts’ journey of accelerated growth, the brand has recently unveiled the Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island, poised to redefine luxury travel experiences in the Maldives. The Dubai-based group also expanded its international portfolio with the debut of its first stunning, contemporary resort in Indonesia – Jumeirah Bali – in 2022. For the record, that's over 26 properties in 10 countries!
For more information, visit Jumeirah.com/williamsf1.
Imagine your home encased by Louis Vuitton’s Savoir Rêver 2023 new decor novelties
Louis Vuitton presented its Savoir Rêver, celebrating the Maison’s exceptional craftsmanship through its Art of Living collection. The immersive experience showcases the Maison’s trunks, Objets Nomades furniture collection, High Watches and Jewellery, and exotic leather goods, all from Louis Vuitton’s most exclusive métiers.
The showcase of Louis Vuitton’s Art of Living collections brings to life the innovative spirit, boundless creativity, and unparalleled savoir-faire of Louis Vuitton, through new Objets Nomades by Atelier Oï, Raw Edges, Atelier Biagetti, Marcel Wanders, Zanellato/Bortotto, Studio Louis Vuitton, and Campana.
Think flower tower lamp with the Blossom flower logo to armchair sofas with discreet gold LV logos; the choices are endless!
Not forgetting Mens’ Creative Designer, Pharrell Williams, debut SS24 show, the designer showcased Hardsided pieces which were reinterpreted in a Damouflage animation as featured on the Courrier Lozine Damoflage, Coffret 8 Montres Damoflage, and Wallet Trunk Damoflage.
Tom Ford launches vegan leather cushion compact case
Show your light with Tom Ford's cushion foundation in an all-new vegan leather cushion compact case. The beloved formula and shade, PF 45 / PA ++ Soft Radiance Cushion Compact is housed in an instantly recognisable compact that's made iconic with its mahogany and golden 'TF' design codes.
On top of that, if you run out of foundation, there are refills so you'll never run out without them while on the go.
Just take a look at model and actress Shu Qi, who's been touched up with the cushion foundation in the brand's ad campaign. Flawless!
Resorts World Sentosa gears up activities for Mid-Autumn Festival
As part of the Mid-Autumn Festival, Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) will be host to a slew of exciting happenings and offerings such as a concert by Taiwanese popstar Sam Lee; Mandopop performances by local and regional bands, buskers and DJs; lion dance performances by world champions; and baked and snow skin mooncakes in delectable flavours. The performances will take place from 15 – 17 September 2023 across RWS while the mooncake selection is available at Feng Shui Inn and online till 29 September.
Sam Lee, an acclaimed Taiwanese singer-songwriter who is known as the “Prince of Love” for his emotional ballads and powerful stage presence, will be performing at the Resorts World Ballroom on 17 September at 2.30pm and 8.30pm.
His concert will take you on a delightful journey through his discography, with hits such as "冷咖啡 Cold Coffee", "痴心绝对 Devotion Love," "手放开 Letting Go," "最近 Recently," and "你那么爱她 You Love Her So Much". Tickets are available on https://www.sistic.com.sg/.
Also, catch the lion dance performance by Singapore Yiwei Athletic Association, who will be performing their first-ever show since winning their world championship title, in front of the Lake of Dreams on 15 – 17 September at 6pm.
Toast to Negroni Week between 18-24 September 2023
Spirit-forward traditional cocktail enthusiasts, it's time to raise a glass to Negroni Week. Happening between 18-24 September 2023, the 11th edition of the annual Negroni celebration will activate over 90 bars alongside pop-up events and partnerships across Singapore.
What does this mean for us?
Lots of different negronis to try, of course! Specifically, you'll be able to try out at least 14 versions of Negroni from award-winning bars across Singapore, such as Sago House, Nutmeg & Clove and more. Here are some highlights we tried that we loved!
Jungle Ballroom at Mondrian – Breakfast 2.0 (S$24++) by Adrian Besa, Head Bartender
Recipe: Campari, Cinzano Rosso Vermouth, Gin, Coconut Coffee Liqueur, Chocolate Orange Bitters
Flavour notes: An Asian Negroni throughout with its use of Indian gin, Indonesian coffee liqueur. Bitter like the classic, sweet with caramel toffee and vanilla undertones that make it a dessert-ty variant that is approachable for all drinkers.
Nutmeg & Clove – Spiced Paradise (S$25++) by Michelle Loh, Bartender
Recipe: Discarded lemon husk Campari, Kaffir Lime Rosso Vermouth blend, Nutmeg & Clove Infused Gin
Flavour notes: Ideated as a nod to the bar’s name, this variant presents a symphony of flavours to encapsulate paradise in a glass with zesty notes from infused Campari and vermouth blend, along with a subtle herbal sweetness and hints of spice from the infused gin.
Night Hawk – Binary Byzantine (S$25++) by Chuan, Head Bartender
Recipe: Campari, Chinato Vermouth, Montelobos Espadin Mezcal, Classico Bitters Liqueur, Dark Chocolate Liqueur
Flavour notes: A smoky, bittersweet mezcal negroni with accents of chocolate and Chinato that creates a familiar yet unique rendition of the timeless classic.
Sago House – Nuthin’ But a “G” Thang (S$24++) by Naz, Head Bartender
Recipe: Campari, Guava Vermouth, Gin
Flavour notes: Dry and tropical to reflect Naz’s recent trip to Peru and his love for the Pink Guava fruit.
Brooklyn Bar – Mr Bumpy J (S$22++) by Danny Dave, Head Bartender
Recipe: Campari, Cinzano Prosecco, Apricot Gin, Raspberry Vermouth
Flavour notes: Succulent, fruity and velvety homage to the godfather of New York, Bumpy Johnson who was known to be a gangster that often gives back to his community.
Wallich Manor – Wallich The 9th (S$24++), Aslam, Head Bartender
Recipe: Campari, Chrysanthemum infused Pisco, French Wine Aperitif, citrus, honey, ginger, Lavender bitters, Orange foam
Flavour notes: Bright, citrusy and floral Negroni variant with a hint of warmth