Gift Guide For Kids: Thoughtful Presents For Your Naughty & Nice Youngsters

Nothing could get your kids up and energetic in early Christmas morning like presents could.  Naughty or nice, all parents would ever want to make their kids happy during Christmas. And if you’re one who is currently frantically surfing the internet looking for the perfect gifts for your lovely little ones, you’ve come to the […]

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Best Moments From Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2021

Apart from juicy roast turkey and Black Friday, another thing that remains constant for Thanksgiving every year is the great Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade which has been an annual event since 1924.  Held by Macy’s, the American department store chain, the three-hour parade featuring gigantic balloons and star-studded performers takes place every year on a […]

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Raffles Opens In Udaipur, India

Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the expansive property is reminiscent of a magnificent country estate, with beautifully manicured, ornamental gardens and panoramic views of the surrounding hills, tranquil lake and a 400-year-old temple. Arrival is via a scenic 20-minute drive from the airport, followed by a calming boat ride tailed by […]

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#StyleRadar: THE SLATE X FRED, The Hottest Collab To Have On Your Radar

There’s no denying; the uniquely-designed, tin mining-inspired hotel in Phuket, The Slate, deserves a golden spot in your must-visit luxury design hotel collection in Thailand, having been designed by the famed American architect slash interior designer, Bill Bensley whose work is behind renowned properties like Capella Ubud, Rosewood Luang Prabang, Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden […]

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When in Paris: These Cafés Should Be On Your Radar

In the past few years, the coffee excitement has come from cities such as Melbourne, Copenhagen, Seattle or Taipei. These cities renowned for their top-notch brews and innovative coffee-centric concepts could easily make the so Parisian “café crème” – an espresso served with a dash of cream or milk – look very old-school. But that […]

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Christmas Getaway In Asia: 3 Sun-Drenched Destinations To Be For The Holiday Season

For those who despise the cold but live in snow-covered winter lands, consider doing yourself a little favour and escape the wintertide to sun-drenched countries during the holiday season. After two winters into the pandemic, some countries in Asia are starting to open up for tourists, easing their Covid-19 restrictions in hopes to pick up growth […]

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Gift Guide For Her: Unique Presents For Your Favourite Women

Let us tell you a little secret into having the best Christmas: keep your ladies happy. Whether it’s your wife, grandma, mom or girlfriend, they are the keys to a happy holiday season. Ask your dad or grandpa, they will say that’s God’s honest truth. For those who are looking for gift ideas for the […]

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Winter Illuminations To Visit In Japan

Nothing says Christmas like Christmas trees, golden-brown roast turkey and cities blanketed in lights and Christmassy decorations.  Now Japan takes the latter to new heights with their annual Winter Illuminations, enchanting lighting events that roll out in big cities throughout Japan in November and December, with some even stretching to January and February – because […]

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Gift Guide For Him: Present Ideas For Guys Because They Need Spoiling Too

Sometimes the most simple thing like finding the perfect gift for your other half can really give you a headache.  And especially for ladies who are looking for thoughtful gifts to wow their husbands, boyfriends or even dads and grandpas, the pressure of getting the right gifts can easily be overwhelming. Here we’ve picked some […]

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Christmas Getaway In Africa: 3 Countries To Go Now For The Holiday Season

Tis the season to be jolly and although there’s no place as cozy and as warm like home during this time, a little getaway from your home country is a great idea to end 2021 on a great note. And for those who already have enough of the snow-covered destination, how about sun-drenched destinations rich […]

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Fall Tablescape Ideas To Impress Your Guests This Thanksgiving

When it comes to Thanksgiving, the number one thing that usually gets people stressed out the most is the pressure for cooking up a picture-perfect, golden-standard feast for friends and family.  However, setting up a wow-worthy table is one of the easiest ways to make sure you half-way win the hearts of your guests and […]

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Santa Approved Sustainable Gift Ideas To Start New Year On A Green Note

There’s no better time to start living more responsibly and sustainably than the holiday season. Here’s a moment of reflection and a time where New Year’s resolutions and next year’s goals and dreams are being set out. And as the world is moving forward to a (hopefully) greater year of 2022, many have set out […]

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Trip Stacking: Fall’s Hottest Travel Trend Caused By The Pandemic And Here’s Why You Should Also Do It Too

Uncertainty is the new certainty in Covid-19 era. There’s no doubt that the pandemic has slowed down every aspect of life and all types of decision making – especially trip planning.  With the ever-changing travel rules, restrictions and requirements that vary in every country around the world, planning an international vacay away from your home […]

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#RadarList: Plant-based Restaurants In Bali You Need To Try

With cities around the world dotted with great vegetarian and vegan restaurants (which bless the world with accessible plant-based food for all), it’s safe to say these establishments have proven there’s more to the plant-based cuisine than just pale, unappetizing tofu dishes and humdrum salads; the veggie-centred, meat-free fare really gets its comforting and umami-packed […]

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#OnTheRadar: Here’s A Sneak Peek Inside PS, LAX’s VIP Terminal

For the regular first-class passengers of Los Angeles International Airport, it’s time to take your airport experience up a notch and enjoy VIP indulgence at PS, LAX’s exclusive terminal that welcomes bon vivants to rest in luxury before and after the flight. For those looking for ways to get away from the big crowds and […]

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#RadarList: Great Doughnut Spots In Bangkok We Absolutely A-Dough

When it comes to doughnut business, Bangkok doesn’t take it lightly.  In recent years, the Big Mango’s dessert scene has been blessed with cool-new doughnut haunts where bakers are frying up fresh sweet golden-brown doughs for doughnut devotees daily. Some are topped and filled the traditional way, with shiny classic glaze, sweet-sour fruit jam and […]

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#OnTheRadar: 3 Superyachts For Superb Expedition

When it comes to sea transport, superyachts mark the top list of the rising sea vessels that have been gaining huge traction thanks to its gigantic size, luxuriously intricate designs and the larger-than-life sense it carries – hence, the name.  But apart from its size, what makes superyachts “super” also has a lot to do […]

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Hot Tables – New Hong Kong Restaurants On Our Radar (October)

For those who are currently looking for new flavours to shake things up a bit this month, these new restaurants in Hong Kong sure will not disappoint with their scrumptious offerings.  This October, Hong Kong’s dining scene is blossoming with new eateries to treat your taste buds. So for discerning diners who are living in […]

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New Hotels In Ibiza To Have On Your Radar

The statement “Life is better on the island” is proven to be true to those who have already traversed over the glory of Ibiza. Before the Spanish island was known as one of the world’s best nightlife destinations, Ibiza (aka White Island or Isla Blanca) was known first for its picturesque beaches with glistening white […]

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#OnTheRadar: Indulge In Your Love For Ice Cream Here at Museum of Ice Cream Singapore

When it comes to everyone’s go-to summer dessert, 9 out of 10 times the answer is ice cream.  It’s a well-beloved dessert, a crowd pleaser and a wonderful refreshment all year round for both kids and adults alike. Whether it’s the regular ice cream, ultra-creamy gelato, soft serve, frozen yoghurt or the pucker-up sour sorbet, […]

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#RadarList: New Hong Kong Restaurants – The Hottest Tables Right Now

Like kids with new toys, nothing gets us more excited than the openings of new restaurants with cool, drool-inducing concepts.  This month, Hong Kong’s dining scene is blossoming with new eateries to treat your taste buds. So for those who are living in or planning to travel to the Fragrant Harbour, here are the newly-opened […]

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Unseen Croatia –These Pictures Will Make You Wish You Were There Right Now

With hundreds of stupefying islands where crystal-blue sea kisses sheer white sands, it is beyond a shadow of doubt that this European country would be one of the top ideal destinations for a sun-drenched, island-hopping vacation. With the country reopening for tourists, there’s also no surprise to see that the country grew in notoriety even […]

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#RadarList: Private Dining Spots in Mykonos For When You Crave For Scrumptious Exclusivity

Exclusive anything has a special ring to those who hear it. But for foodies – like us – nothing screams exclusive in the best possible and most delicious way like private dining.  A zone free of buzzkill crowds, of loud children and of neglected service problems often found in a crowded restaurant, private dining is […]

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RadarList: UK-based Food Bloggers That Are Currently On Our Radar

In the technology-ruled era where a cooking class can easily be found – fun and free – on the internet, there’s really no need to break the bank going to Le Cordon Bleu or CIA. YouTube and social media have become the platform for great cooks across the world to share their recipes and tips […]

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#RadarList: Charming Hotels In The Medieval Castle City Monemvasia, Greece

Nestled in the south-eastern part of The Peloponnese peninsula, Monemvasia, Greece is a charming little fortress town built during the medieval era on a little island that is only connected to the mainland via a thin causeway road.  Dubbed as The Rock, the sleepy, serene town sitting on the foot of the tall rocky mountain […]

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#RadarList: Garden Cafes In Bangkok For A Lush Escape

For city dwellers living in the concrete forest of Bangkok, sometimes all you really need is a green space to reset and relax the mind.  And although the Big Mango isn’t one of the greenest cities in the world, the city is actually dotted throughout with urban green spaces, from small gardens to parks like […]

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#RadarList: NYC-based Artists To Help You Break Through A Creative Slump

Every once in a while, even the most creative person gets stuck in the creative block. Like falling down the rabbit hole, sometimes it could take hours, days or worst, weeks, to climb out of the creative ruts.  But if you ask us, a remedy to a creative-block sickness could be as simple an action […]

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These Restaurants Take Peruvian Cuisine To The World Stage

Delicious and diverse, the two words that best sum up our well-beloved Peruvian cuisine. Trains of flavours bridges together, starting with the indigenous cooking traditions from pre and post Incan Empire commingled with the influences from the coming of Spanish colonisation and immigrants from Asia, Europe and Africa. A melting pot of flavours, here’s a […]

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#OnTheRadar: Dive Deep Into Europe’s First Undersea Restaurant

Within the cobalt surface, the ocean holds otherworldly magic that never ceases to astound thalassophiles. With Under in Lindesnes, Norway, Europe’s first – and arguably world’s coolest – underwater restaurant, discerning diners slash ocean lovers will get to indulge in their love for fine dining whilst diving deep into the underwater realm of the North […]

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#OnTheRadar: These Are The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021

Sure, the reveal event of iPhone 13, the launch of Instagram Reels and Covid-19 vaccine rollout undeniably got us thrilled with joy but as food aficionados, nothing got us more excited this year than the announcement of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021 revealed on October 5, 2021.   For many, the prestigious list is pretty […]

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#OnTheRadar: Six Senses Ibiza is Now Open

Conceived by architect and developer Jonathan Leitersdorf, the year-round destination set in secluded Xarraca bay offers a comprehensive range of amenities and programming, farm-to-table dining, music, art, sustainable fashion, culture, longevity and wellness. Each experience is inspired by the traditions and values of the island’s north to deliver an intentional destination that provokes meaningful moments […]

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From Chocolate Massage to Wine Facial Treatment, These Luxury Hotel Spas In Santorini Offer Everything You Need

Nothing says self-love like a nice spa package for yourself.  And if you happen to be in Santorini, Greece, one of the things you should take delight in, apart from their dazzling white-azure architecture, top-notch restaurants and bars and picture-postcard caldera view,  is their repertoire of stunning spas with excellent packages.  Our roundup of must-visit […]

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#StyleRadar: Bold & Timeless, Get The House of Gucci Look

Nothing gets us more thrilled about the coming of November than the release of an anticipated thriller of 2021, House of Gucci, which will be aired on 24 November.  Although the romance-turned-crime film documenting the true story of Patrizia Reggiani and Maurizio Gucci (grandson of Guccio Gucci and a former head of the luxury fashion […]

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#OnTheRadar: Is Windowless Plane A Future Of Flying?

For many travellers, a good flight equals a good window seat. It’s pretty much like riding shotgun with a front-row view or winning a golden ticket when you see the flight ticket says you got a window seat.  With this windowless plane, however, every passenger will equally get a good view all around.  Developed by […]

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#RadarList: 5 Spectacular Sundowner Spots in Mykonos, Greece

Among a few good news received this year, Greece opening for tourism is one of them. And for those who are hunting for the best attractions and restaurants to plan the perfect itinerary, here is our list of stunning bars and restaurants perfect for sundowners and sunsets in Mykonos. They will surely perk up your […]

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#RadarList: Breakfast With A Picture-Postcard View In Italy

What’s probably posher and cooler than Breakfast at Tiffany’s is breakfast with a view. Yes, the food is undeniably the main player in any meal but let’s face it; a picturesque view that comes with it can always take it up a notch.  With globetrotters around the world flocking to Italy for a good vacanza […]

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#OnTheRadar: Luxe Social-Distancing Travel With Aman Private Jet

When it comes to staying in hotels and resorts, anything with the term “private” has this special ring to it that can cast a magical spell on bons vivants – think private infinity pool or even private spa suites.  But what if both the journey and the destination can be made even more extravagant and […]

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#OnTheRadar: Underwater Wine Is The New Pearl Of The Ocean

In the 21st Century where space travel and a wearable computer “Google Glass” are a thing, the process of winemaking also got a newfangled upgrade with the new technique of underwater wine ageing.  Like many great creations, underwater wine ageing starts from a disheartening accident. With the discovery of fine champagne found in a decades-old […]

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#RadarList: These Goodies Guarantees A Good Lockdown In Bangkok

Lockdown can sound a little daunting and disheartening but if you know how to do it right, staying sheltered in place can definitely be fun and delightful.  As Bangkok is going through another lockdown, the city’s establishments make sure everyone stays home, stays safe and stays satisfied with a variety of offerings through their delivery […]

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#RadarList: New Hong Kong Cafes To Satisfy Your Inner Cafe Geek

The wonderful thing about cafes? They mostly embody the characters of a bar, a restaurant and a coffee shop; they serve up mean concocted drinks (although it’s mostly caffeinated and non-alcohol), scrumptious substantial bites, snacks and desserts all with a side of relaxing, soul-calming vibes – not to mention their instagrammable settings which most of […]

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Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest

What makes it special? Home to one of the most impressive suites in Budapest, and perhaps in Europe, the beautiful Gresham Palace is an iconic destination for those looking for a ‘Grand Budapest Experience’. The one-bedroom Budapest Royal Suite’s original Art Nouveau pieces complement its stunning Art Deco décor reflecting the grandeur of the city, […]

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#OnTheRadar: 5 Stunning Surfing Spots in Asia

Since the pandemic arrived, much like an unwelcome guest, travelling outdoors – let alone traveling abroad – has almost become a forbidden topic.  So for us surf lovers, the tides of the ocean seem so far out of sight and even further out of reach. Like so many other travel-hungry souls, we’ve finally had enough […]

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#RadarList: Stockholm’s Cosiest Dining Experience

Whilst the last bit of summer is still with us in Stockholm, one thing we commit to doing apart from sunbathing and sailing the beautiful Stockholm Archipelago is getting caffeinated and dining at our favourite cafes and restaurants, spending hours relishing the scrumptious summer spread each venue has to offer with the company of our […]

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#OnTheRadar: Cheval Blanc Paris opens September 2021

Location: Paris, France  Overlooking the Seine, in the heart of the capital, Cheval Blanc Paris is opening the doors of its urban haven. Contemporary, it embodies the French art de vivre: epicurean pleasures, hospitality for family and friends. Bathed in light, from intimate hideaways to big city wonders: 72 accommodations — 26 rooms, 46 suites […]

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#UnderTheRadar: Boracay Hangout Spots with Snap-worthy Menu and Views to Visit on Your Next Trip

MANILA, Philippines – While the current state of the world is as chaotic as it is stress-inducing, something to look forward to are vacation trips to the beach when this is all over.  And when it comes to beaches, it is nearly impossible not to mention Boracay in the Philippines. A perennial favorite among travelers, […]

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The Foodie-BFFs’ Guide To Singapore Restaurants You’ll Want To Visit During The Travel Bubble

Looking at Rachel Carrasco and Nicola Lee’s long list of accolades, it is easy to conclude why the pair ended up as self-described ‘best food buddies’. Rachel is a luxury branding expert and the founder of experiential marketing agency RACHE, known for managing top wines and spirits brands, while Nicola is a distinguished member of […]

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Review: Newly Restored Raffles Hotel Singapore

Old world charm meets modern day chic at the recently restored Raffles Hotel.  With interiors designed by famed interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud. the neo-renaissance hotel, built in 1887 by Swan & MacLaren, has survived the modernisation of Singapore and reinvented itself for the next generation of travellers.  The grande dame is currently offering staycations to avail […]

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#OnTheRadar: Capella Hanoi Opens

One of Vietnam’s most luxurious hotels has recently opened its doors in the city center of Hoan Kiem District. Capella Hanoi provides an ideal accommodation for luxury travelers and opera enthusiasts who want to explore the city’s leading cultural attractions.  Designed by renowned architect Bill Bensley, the 47-bedroom boutique hotel recreates the vivacious lifestyle that […]

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#OnTheRadar: 4 Hong Kong Sustainable Fashion Brands

If Covid 19 has taught us anything, it should be that the nature always wins. The more we fight and consume her, the harder she can hit back at us to the point of crippling nations. While sustainability and rising concern of man’s impact on the environment are not new concepts, fashion industry, which has […]

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The Hari Hong Kong: A Home for the Aesthetes

The latest addition to Hong Kong’s beautiful line-up of heritage hotel brands, The Hari has been on our radar for quite a while now. Named after the late Hari Harilela,  father of Dr. Aron Harilela, the CEO and Chairman of the Harilela Group, the hotel comes strongly anchored family values but with a smell of […]

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Review: Vin de Constance 2016

Vin de Constance by Klein Constantia in Cape Town South Africa is today being heralded as one of the greatest sweet wines in the world.  It is perhaps the only sweet wine in the Southern hemisphere that is mentioned by Charles Dickens and Jane Austen in their writings (“The Mystery of Edwin Drood” and “Sense […]

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#RadarList: Ritz -Carlton Koh Samui a soulful Retreat

Nestled in a private bay, surrounded by inspiring blue ocean, swaying coconut trees and stunning limestone cliffs, The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui delivers more than just a pretty picture, their legendary hospitality truly captures the heart. This is where you can experience exceptionality and get your unexpressed wishes answered.  Just 20-minute away from Koh Samui airport, […]

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Chakrabongse Villas: Gem Address Along Chao Phraya River

We’re a month away from finally closing 2020, and the most wonderful time of the year is just around the corner. Spending the upcoming holiday season might be a little different this time, but if there’s one way to fast forward the stress of 2020, that is to unwind with a much-deserved Christmas #staycation. While […]

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VIDEO: Stockholm #Fakuras Favorites That Should Be on Your #Radar

Featured: First Two Episodes: Some time ago, I was lucky to be featured as a Global Filipino entrepreneur abroad by Lifestyle Network TV 24x 24, a part of the TFC channel. There are 8 episodes that aired weekly that have some of the noteworthy Fakuras favorites that should be on your Radar when visiting Stockholm. […]

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Review: Ornellaia 2000

TASTING DATE : 19 AUGUST 2020, SINGAPORE A glass of Ornellaia always gives pleasure.  This 2000 did not disappoint. Aromas of black plum, baked fruits with beautiful secondary and tertiary notes of mushroom, smoke, cloves, cooked fruit, and tobacco greeted you on the nose.  The palate was soft, fine, clean with elegant tannins.  With an […]

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What’s on the Radar, Bangkok?

Four Highly Anticipated Hotel Openings in Bangkok City Thailand, the country that is currently revered for handling the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic well, #staycation and #eatcation has been trending for the locals and foreign travelers stuck in town. Hotels that are leading the pace are the ones who are quick to adapt by offering […]

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Quarantine Craving Fix: CREATIVE MEAL KITS FROM YOUR FAVORITE MANILA RESTAURANTS

With more people stuck at home due to the Covid-19 pandemic, food takeout and delivery services have become so common. While the current outbreak might have been the toughest challenge the food industry have ever had to face, it does illustrate the amazing resilience and out of bounds creativity of the restaurants.  To meet the […]

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Review: Gravner Ribolla 2010

TASTING DATE : 19 AUGUST 2020, SINGAPORE Josko Gravner’s Ribolla is more than just a white wine from Italy’s Friuli Venezia Giulia region (not far from Slovenia). Made using the ancient winemaking technique of fermenting wine in huge ceramic vessels known as amphoras, Gravner is using a winemaking process that dates back to 6000BC. What […]

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Three under-the-radar Hideaways in Europe

Like many of you, we are feeling the itch to travel again, luckily most of Europe the lockdowns have been lifted and people have been traveling within the region. We’d like to share three under-the-radar summer destinations we frequent where social distancing won’t be a problem. Pack your weekend bags, get your cameras ready, and […]

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Staycation: The Murray Hong Kong

Speaking of my favorite hotels in Hong Kong, The Murray is one of them. Why? I have already fallen in love with this building even before stepping in. A classic match of gold and white, with the iconic arched colonnade, welcomes you in the building that is full of history. You will find a Pink […]

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