THE HIGH LIFE

In­dulge in a luxurious shop­ping ex­pe­ri­ence and savour mouth-wa­ter­ing de­lights at Scotts Square

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At Scotts Square, liv­ing well is a way of life. Span­ning across four lev­els of taste­fully de­signed shop­ping space, the lux­ury mall is home to a re­fresh­ing mix of in­ter­na­tional fash­ion flag­ship bou­tiques, ex­clu­sive new-to-mar­ket spe­cialty con­cepts and an ar­ray of de­lec­ta­ble din­ing op­tions. An ex­quis­ite collection of art sculp­tures by world ac­claimed artists in­clud­ing Henry Moore, Bernar Venet, Dale Chi­huly and Sal­va­tore Dali, are also strate­gi­cally placed around the mall for pub­lic view­ing.

UNRIVALLED SHOP­PING EX­PE­RI­ENCE

Dis­cern­ing shop­pers will be pleased to dis­cover four of the world’s top lux­ury brands lo­cated at the mall’s street frontage. Beloved French footwear bou­tique Chris­tian Louboutin is the lat­est ad­di­tion in Scotts Square. Famed for its red-lac­quered soles, the epony­mous la­bel has been a brand of choice for many fash­ion­able celebrities and in­flu­encers with its avant-garde and ver­sa­tile de­signs. Shoe lovers will be elated to know the new bou­tique in­cludes the women’s and men’s shoe col­lec­tions, day and evening hand­bags, as well as small leather goods.

An­other brand that makes its first foray into Sin­ga­pore, Delvaux is the world’s old­est fine leather lux­ury goods com­pany, em­body­ing class, el­e­gance and so­phis­ti­ca­tion. Es­tab­lished in Brus­sels in 1829, the Bel­gian brand’s supreme qual­ity hand­crafted struc­tured bags and its use of ex­otic leathers have al­ways en­joyed ex­cep­tional pres­tige and trust of con­nois­seurs, most no­tably the royal fam­ily of Bel­gium, hold­ing the es­teemed ti­tle of ‘Royal War­rant Holder of the Court of Bel­gium’.

Renowned for its ro­man­tic and provoca­tive style, Alexan­der McQueen, the cel­e­brated Bri­tish lux­ury fash­ion pow­er­house, opened its first flag­ship store in Scotts Square. Apart from an un­prece­dented range of ready-to-wear and ac­ces­sories col­lec­tions for both men and women, fash­ion­istas can also look for­ward to sea­sonal must-have items as well as iconic pieces.

While you’re tick­ing items off your shop­ping list, don’t for­get to pop into French high lux­ury fash­ion house, Her­mès. The store of­fers a full as­sort­ment of mer­chan­dise, from leather and silk to ready-to-wear col­lec­tions, to watches and fine jew­ellery, all uniquely cu­rated for the store.

For ex­quis­ite jew­ellery pieces, visit Niessing’s first flag­ship bou­tique in Sin­ga­pore. Be spoilt for choice by the award-win­ning Ger­man jew­eller’s ar­ray of en­gage­ment rings, cus­tomis­able wed­ding bands and hand crafted jew­ellery. Not to be missed is the iconic Niessing Ring®, ap­plauded for its in­no­va­tion and dis­tinct aes­thetic. A pre­cious di­a­mond is held in the ring band solely by the power of ten­sion, ap­pear­ing to float above the hand, show­cas­ing its bril­liance from all around.

Com­plet­ing the for­mi­da­ble line-up on the ground floor is Vivi­enne West­wood’s dif­fu­sion line

An­glo­ma­nia, the brand’s first stand­alone store in Sin­ga­pore; Co­terie, the first in­ter­na­tional out­post for this pop­u­lar high fash­ion eyewear and ac­ces­sories brand based in China; and OCD, cu­ra­tors of the best in con­tem­po­rary cul­ture and lux­ury streetwear. Oc­cu­py­ing the en­tire Level 2 of Scotts Square is

Ped­der on Scotts, Ped­der Group’s largest re­tail con­cept in South­east Asia. The flag­ship store brings more than 250 of the most de­sir­able in­ter­na­tional footwear, bags and ac­ces­sories brands to Sin­ga­pore across six re­tail zones: namely On Ped­der, Men’s, New Gen­er­a­tion, Sports, Cool Kids and Kiosks.

Known for its fash­ion-for­ward edit, Ped­der on Scotts’ wide port­fo­lio of brands ranges from de­signer brands Aquaz­zura, Al­berta Fer­retti, Gian­vito Rossi and

Mai­son Michel to con­tem­po­rary la­bels such as Alevi, At­tico, Cult Gaia, Mercedes Castillo, Neous and more. In ad­di­tion, the ca­sual lifestyle and sports brands are rep­re­sented by Adi­das, Ath­letic Propul­sion Labs, Nike, PUMA, State of Es­cape and Veja amongst oth­ers. The first ever Golden Goose Deluxe Brand (GGDB) pop-up store in South­east Asia is also lo­cated here.

One level up on the third floor is multi-la­bel con­cept store Closet, com­pris­ing a mix of both Euro­pean and Amer­i­can styles, and women’s multi-la­bel bou­tique, Trix­ilini, well-known for its reper­toire of beau­ti­ful one-of-a-kind dresses and ac­ces­sories for all oc­ca­sions.

Mean­while, those af­ter se­ri­ous arse­nal for the home should visit the soon to be opened

V-ZUG Sin­ga­pore show­room—the brand’s first flag­ship in Sin­ga­pore—on the same floor. A pur­veyor of lux­ury home ap­pli­ances, the Swiss brand is known for in­te­grat­ing in­no­va­tive tech­nol­ogy into its state-of-the art ap­pli­ances, which fit beau­ti­fully into any modern in­te­rior.

From cooking to laun­dry ap­pli­ances, all of which boast cut­ting-edge tech­nol­ogy and smart fea­tures, there are plenty of temp­ta­tions for the avid cook and the house-proud host­ess. With its sleek and so­phis­ti­cated de­sign cou­pled with state-of-the-art tech­nol­ogy, it’s no sur­prise that the brand’s prod­ucts have won a few pres­ti­gious awards—the Combi-Steam MSLQ was awarded the iF Gold Award in 2015, and is the world’s first ap­pli­ance to com­bine con­ven­tional, steam, and mi­crowave heat­ing func­tions; this en­ables food to cook faster with­out com­pro­mis­ing on fresh­ness and qual­ity.

An­other award-win­ning V-ZUG prod­uct to check out is the Re­fresh-But­ler, a rev­o­lu­tion­ary cloth­ing-care ap­pli­ance that won the iF De­sign Award in 2014. De­vel­oped and pro­duced in Switzer­land, it not only re­moves odours but also sani­tises your clothes. Steam is used to re­duce creases in out­fits, while the dry­ing func­tion gently re­moves damp­ness.

A FOOD LOVER’S PAR­ADISE

Scotts Square also boasts an im­pres­sive sta­ble of restau­rants and cafes, per­fect for re­fu­elling for the next round of shop­ping. On Base­ment 1, London Fat Duck— the brand’s flag­ship out­let—serves up its sig­na­ture juicy, suc­cu­lent Ir­ish roasted duck. Apart from its sig­na­ture ducks, tuck into fa­mil­iar Hong Kong-style de­lights such as dim sum, con­gee, or de­lec­ta­ble roast meats paired with rice or noo­dles. If you fancy Ital­ian, there is also

Piz­za­Ex­press, the first Sin­ga­pore out­post of London’s pop­u­lar pizza chain. The spe­cial­ity here is their hand­made thin-base piz­zas topped with fresh in­gre­di­ents; try clas­sic piz­zas such as the ‘Ham­burger’ al for­mag­gio that’s topped with hearty beef ragu, béchamel and crum­bled beef meat­ball; and their fiery Cal­abrese pizza fea­tur­ing Cal­abria-style sausages, spicy Ital­ian sausages, jalapeno pep­pers, roasted pep­pers and red chilli. There is also the sig­na­ture Sin­ga­pore-in­spired Laksa pizza topped with all the mak­ings of a bona fide laksa—think prawns, quail’s egg, fried bean­curd et al—and slathered with spicy home­made laksa sauce.

Over at Mai­son Kayser, ar­ti­sanal breads and tra­di­tional French pas­tries reign supreme. Those who ap­pre­ci­ate French cakes and sweet treats will want to make a bee­line for Bon­heur Patis­serie, a home­grown con­fec­tionery known for its im­mac­u­late mac­arons.There are over 25 flavours to pick from in­clud­ing ba­nana milk choco­late, Bai­leys, Thai milk tea, sea salt gula melaka and more.

For a sweet treat, you can’t miss Lady M® New York, best known for its ex­quis­ite mille crepes. Lo­cated on Level 1, the store fea­tures a chic white de­sign aes­thetic and a min­i­mal­ist decor, of­fer­ing the per­fect set­ting for din­ers to en­joy the brand’s sig­na­ture mille crepes, each fea­tur­ing 20 pa­per-thin hand­made crepes lay­ered with light pas­try cream and a gently caramelised top. Ex­clu­sive to the Scotts Square out­let is the Rose Mille Crepes,lay­ered with rose-flavoured pas­try cream and dec­o­rated with sweet rose jelly and ed­i­ble rose petals. This del­i­cate French-Ja­panese cre­ation is also avail­able in other flavours such as cit­ron, choco­late, mar­ron and green tea.

If you’re look­ing for a spot for cof­fee and brunch, make your way to The Cof­fee Aca­demics (TCA), lo­cated on Level 2. A Hong Kong-based brand, the out­let at Scotts Square is their first flag­ship store in Sin­ga­pore and the largest con­cept from the brand, span­ning 3,000 square feet.

On the cof­fee front, cus­tomers can look for­ward to a va­ri­ety of spe­cialty cof­fee brew­ing meth­ods such as in­tri­cate pour-overs such as the Sig­na­ture Ice-Drip fea­tur­ing only sea­sonal sin­gle ori­gins. This del­i­cate process of hav­ing ice-cold wa­ter drip­ping onto finely

ground cof­fee is rel­a­tively time-con­sum­ing, and re­quires up to eight hours. It only pro­duces a sin­gle litre, but the end re­sult is a cof­fee that of­fers ex­cep­tional flavours.

To fill up, TCA of­fers an ex­ten­sive menu com­pris­ing sal­ads, main cour­ses and desserts. A pop­u­lar dish not-to-be-missed is TCA Sig­na­ture Eg­glet, also known as Gai Dan Zai, a pop­u­lar street snack in Hong Kong, here served with mango cubes and a scoop of milk tea gelato, and driz­zled with salted egg cus­tard sauce.

Wild Honey, mean­while, serves up whole­some food, a wide range of tip­ples and re­lax­ing vibes. Open daily from 9am, this ca­sual restau­rant of­fers an all-day break­fast menu, in­clud­ing a large veg­e­tar­ian sec­tion and op­tions for those af­ter dairy-free or ve­gan op­tions.

Some of their well-loved dishes in­clude New York smoked fish and bagel plat­ter, avail­able ex­clu­sively at the Scotts Square out­let, fea­tur­ing smoked salmon, salmon pas­trami and smoked trout salad with chopped egg salad, herb and jalapeno cream cheese and other good­ies all for the pair­ing with an un­lim­ited stream of hand rolled sesame bagels.There are also cakes, desserts and plenty of tip­ples to keep the gourmet well sated through­out the day.

If you’re crav­ing for Chi­nese cui­sine, you’ll want to check out Par­adise Teochew Restau­rant, which spe­cialises in clas­sic and modern in­ter­pre­ta­tions of Teochew cui­sine. On the dim sum menu, find items only avail­able at this out­let such as sliced pom­fret Teochew por­ridge and Teochew style chilled pork trot­ter jelly. For mains, go for the Teochew style braised trio com­bi­na­tion plat­ter fea­tur­ing braised meats such as pig’s in­tes­tine, pork belly and Ir­ish fat duck cooked in a rich sauce de­rived from a mas­ter stock that was brought over from Hong Kong and which con­tin­ues to be used to­day.

SCOTTS SQUARE 6 Scotts Road Sin­ga­pore 228209 Tel: +65 6636-3633 www.scottssquar­ere­tail.com More reads at http://bit.ly/gas­tro­nom­i­caf­fairatSSQ

SCOTTS SQUARE

CHRIS­TIAN LOUBOUTIN

DELVAUX

NIESSING

PED­DER ON SCOTTS

V-ZUG SIN­GA­PORE

THE COF­FEE ACA­DEMICS

LADY M® NEW YORK

PAR­ADISE TEOCHEW RESTAU­RANT

WILD HONEY

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