New Year,



With Christ­mas and New Year fi­nally be­hind us, it's time to start look­ing for­ward to the year ahead and put our New Year's res­o­lu­tions into ac­tion. Per­haps you promised to sus­tain a health­ier life­style, or to in­dulge in more down­time, or maybe you made a vow to your loved one to spend the rest of your lives to­gether? Here at Ex­quis­ite Me­dia, our New Year's res­o­lu­tions cer­tainly in­volve in­dulging, but for those who hear wed­ding bells on the hori­zon, we've brought back our beloved wed­ding edi­tion for you to swoon over.

We've put to­gether our Wed­ding Bliss cover theme to guide you from the day you de­cided to get en­gaged, to all the way down the aisle and beyond. We've cho­sen our favourite mag­i­cal des­ti­na­tions around the world to pro­pose (and even where to cel­e­brate after­wards), be­fore round­ing up our pick of the dreami­est wed­ding venues in Asia. And be­cause des­ti­na­tion wed­dings are dif­fi­cult to chore­o­graph, we've even sug­gested group leisure out­ings and ac­tiv­i­ties to keep your wed­ding party en­ter­tained, pre- or post- the big day.

Of course, with a dream wed­ding must come a dream dress, so for our reg­u­lar fash­ion fea­ture we also take a look at the rule-break­ing de­signs of Vera Wang's Spring 2017 bridal wear col­lec­tion, as well as gor­geous Cartier wed­ding rings and the lat­est cos­met­ics and scents of the sea­son to glam up the bride to su­per­star sta­tus.

The glitz and glam­our don't stop there. In our reg­u­lar So­ci­ety fea­ture, we re­veal the star-stud­ded, cork pop­ping cel­e­bra­tions at our An­nual Ap­pre­ci­a­tion Event, held at the daz­zling Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Re­sort, and the col­lab­o­ra­tive gen­tle­man's wine din­ner at GAIA in Jakarta at Al­ti­tude The Plaza, to mark the launch of Bvl­gari's brand new and pre­mier Octo Watch.

With so much to cel­e­brate, it seemed only right to in­dulge at three of Jakarta's hottest din­ing des­ti­na­tions – SEVENFRIDAY, Bistro Baron and Alto Restau­rant and Bar at Four Sea­sons Jakarta – be­fore kick­ing back at two of Bali's hottest new venues – Plataran Canggu Bali and Se­mara Beach House – an all-en­com­pass­ing events venue with a dif­fer­ence.

To wrap up the edi­tion on a truly high note, we also meet four of to­day's big­gest hos­pi­tal­ity play­ers: We meet Sven Fitjer, gen­eral man­ager of The Her­mitage; Alila Vil­las Uluwatu's gen­eral man­ager, Marco Groten; and Franck Loisen, area gen­eral man­ager of Ac­cor Ho­tels Bali and Lom­bok, and gen­eral man­ager of Pull­man Bali Le­gian Nir­wana, be­fore we em­bark on the culi­nary jour­ney of Robert Marchetti, a restau­ran­teur and in­ter­na­tional busi­ness­man tak­ing Bali by storm.

The year may only just be get­ting started, but this edi­tion proves there's been plenty to look for­ward to, and as al­ways, plenty to cel­e­brate.

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