Things in Life
Going on an indulgent shopping spree might be the greatest guilty pleasure there is, although we don't quite see what's so “guilty” about it. With spring and summer just around the corner, not to mention the Jakarta Great Sale festival and The Great Singapore Sale looming on the horizon, it's high time to prepare your strolling feet, keep your perceptive eyes open and exercise your shopping bag-carrying hands. This time around we're bringing the best places to shop and the fashion labels to keep an eye on.
In this double issue we also have the ultimate indulgence that you can't carry in a shopping bag: the best destinations for a tropical getaway. Go to the Luxury Island Getaways pages and see our picks of heaven on earth – from Bali to Bora Bora, and from Koh Samui to the Seychelles, all you have to do is choose.
We also draw on some motivating stories from inspirational people like Lucia Liu from The Laguna, A Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Nusa Dua, Bali, Andrew den Oudsten from Shangri-la Hotel, Jakarta, and to celebrate our fashionable issue, we also talk to world-famous fashion designer Farah Khan, who happens to be the founder and president of The Melium Group.
As always, we want to sate your hunger for refined fare with the Gourmet pages. Discerning palates in Jakarta can check out Pao Liquor Bar & Dimsum, The Pallas and Abraco, among others. Meanwhile the famished foodies in Bali have Sundays Beach Club and Quila at Alila Villas Uluwatu for culinary satisfaction. In between, we travel to Sydney, Singapore for the annual yacht show and some of the best destinations in Bali.
So leave all your worries behind, go on retail therapy or an opulent vacation and we'll see you all refreshed next time. Cheers!