#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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#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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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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72 Hours in Visby

There is something about the light in this magical place, not too warm, not too bright, romantic in a sense, just right to fall in love at first sight. Visby in Gotland has been on our radar for the past three years even before got here. Every local we meet would recommend us to experience […]

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