#OnTheRadar: Aman New York

The hustle and bustle in Manhattan’s urban jungle will turn to an enjoyable peace once you enter the luxurious premises of Aman New York. Set to be open its doors in spring 2021, this brand new Aman property will hover above the dynamic Fifth Avenue and 57th Street in Manhattan’s momentous Crown Building. Designed by project architect Jean-Michel

#OnTheRadar: Moringa Project

Did you know that moringa (Moringa Oleifera) can do so many wonders to your skin? When applied topically, the oil of the vitamin-rich moringa can get rid of pesky breakouts, diminish the appearance of blemishes and dark spots, and reduce signs of aging! Recognizing the numerous benefits of moringa, sibling trio from Thailand Christensen, Marika,

#OnTheRadar: Thailand Yacht Quarantine For Tourists

In a bid to boost the tourism industry of Thailand, the country is offering tourists the option to spend their mandatory two-week quarantine on a yacht or small cruise liner instead of a hotel room. Only tourists with negative Covid-19 test results are allowed to avail of the digital yacht quarantine program. Those qualified will

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

Photo credit: Santa Marina Mykonos 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

#RadarList: Top 3 Stockholm Spas With The Archipelago View

Photo credit: Yasuragi Beyond the shadow of a doubt, everyone has heard of Stockholm and its wonderful array of museums.  But what may come as a surprise to many is that the capital of Sweden is built on 14 islands linked together by 57 bridges – all by the banks of the Stockholm archipelago of

#RadarList: Villa Sola Cabiati at Grand Hotel Tremezzo

Location: Lake Como, Italy A summer residence of the royals, the 16th-century Villa Sola Cabiati, still privately owned by the descendants of the Serbelloni family, stands out as one of the grandest mansions in a region full of them at Lake Como. Known for the expansive gardens, its gilded lake-side iron gate, redesigned neoclassical facade

#RadarReview: House Of Rituals Amsterdam – A Place That Takes Care Of Your Body, Fashion And Mindfulness Needs

House of Rituals, the flagship store of the Dutch brand, Rituals, is a nice surprise you come across when walking into Voetboogstraat in Spui.  Opened in 2020 on the brand's 20th anniversary, House of Rituals is nestled in downtown Amsterdam. You may mistake it for a high tea restaurant when you first reach the building

#RadarReview: 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

#RadarReview: 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,

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

Photo credit: myGemma 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

#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,

20 Hotel Pools With Wow-Worthy Effect

For aquaholics, the pool is like a playground with endless fun, minus the sweat.  With hotels around the world offering pool experiences to please all swimmers and vivify their senses, there are some that are truly stand out, whether it’s location, pool design or both. These unique hotel pools will help you to rediscover the

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

Based on Amazon, These Are The Hottest Newly Released Books You Need On Your Radar For 2022

Photo credit: Jonathan Borba via Unsplash If one of your New Year's resolutions is to spend less time on screen and more on books, this list is for you.  2022 has granted us 365 days of new possibilities and hope for brighter, coronavirus-free days, soulful reading tops our list of 2022 resolutions. And to keep

Battle of the Bistros

Bistro: in its original Parisian incarnation, a bistro is a small restaurant serving French home-style cooking and wine at a moderate price and in a modest yet welcoming setting. In the past few weeks, Hong Kong Island has seen no less than three French bistro opening their doors, all three of them being fully booked

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

Photo credit: Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach 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

Fall Tablescape Ideas To Impress Your Guests This Thanksgiving

Photo credit: Unsplash/Virginia Simionato 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

Family-Friendly Hotels in Hong Kong

As the holiday season quickly approaches, many are left wondering if they will be able to go international for their holidays. For most of us, leaving is just not an option right now. A reality that may seem to come with a missed holiday season. Yet, finding family-friendly options at home has never been easier,

Floral Designers On Our Radar For Your Dream Wedding

When it comes to wedding planning, one of the most important things on the list is the floral arrangement. Flower in its own right is a language; your choice of flower arrangement says something about your personality – in this case, your relationship. It’s also a crucial element that could even make or break your

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

Photo credit: Mystique, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Santorini 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

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

Photo credit: Aspinal of London 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

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

Photo credit: ​​Minnie Zhou via Unsplash 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

Live The Collector Life During Art Basel Hong Kong 2023

After a three-year hiatus, social life has lit up again in Hong Kong and the 2023 edition of Art Basel Hong Kong brings Champagne-fueled parties, art-inspired diners, lavish VIP experiences and world-class exhibitions to the city.  Here is our list of things to do, see and eat to live the collector life. Set sail to

Must-Follow Landscape And Garden Designers On Our #RadarList

Having a well-tended, beautiful garden is like transporting the Gardens of Versailles to your back or frontyard.  It brings a sense of zen and serenity to your abode. Unlike luxury furniture or decor, the green grass, the trees budding with lush leaves and the kaleidoscopic array of flower blooms always emanate effortless elegance and charm

New Hotels In Ibiza To Have On Your Radar

Photo credit: Grand Paradiso Ibiza 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


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

Raffles Opens In Udaipur, India

Location: Udaipur, India Photo credit: Raffles Udaipur Photo credit: Raffles Udaipur 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

Reefs and Wrecks: Freediving in Coron, Palawan (Beginner’s Guide)

Aside from the imposing karst limestone formations that tower around the famous Kayangan Lake and Twin Lagoon, Coron in the province of Palawan prides itself on having endless stretch of vibrant ocean teeming with historical wrecks and diverse marine creatures. I visited Coron few years ago and I was astounded by its unparalleled beauty few meters

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

Photo credit: Grouphug 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

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

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

These Eco-Conscious Sunglasses Will Be Your Best Buddies On Sunny Days

A pair of good sunglasses are staple accessories for those who enjoy basking in the sun. Sunglasses play two roles: They complement your look and, more importantly, protect your eyes from harmful UV rays.  There are countless terrific sunglasses labels out there to choose from and the brands that we have decided to zoom in

Unique Destinations For Unique Festive Vacations Radar Style

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There is a spoiling plethora of great hotels to pick from when it comes to finding the perfect stay for a New Year vacation. However, if what you are after is not “the perfect,” but more of a “unique” destination, then this list is curated especially just for you.  These are some of the hotels

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.

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

Winter Illuminations To Visit In Japan

Photo credit: Maria Brauer via Unsplash 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