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Asia Dreams - - PUBLISHER’S NOTE - LENNY MARLINA TANU

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!

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