With Maison & Objet Asia wrapping up last week, Singapore might seem a little quiet right now, but it won’t be that way for long.
For this week’s version of the Hot List, we uncover even more exciting events happening including the arrival of the highly anticipated Long Chim Thai restaurant at Marina Bay Sands and the latest smartphone to go luxury — the HTC M9.
Drink: Moët & Chandon’s Bright Night
Set to revolutionise party nights, Moët & Chandon’s latest creation, the Bright Night is the first ever luminous champagne bottle. Both a visual and technical innovation, the bottle features a luxurious gold metallic coat and is punctuated with a luminous base. The bottle is thus lit from the inside, radiating brilliance. The brand’s logo, tie and seal is laser-cut into the bottle and emits a vibrant glow from within.
Available for S$1,500, the Bright Night bottles are available for purchase in Singapore through direct orders from MHD Singapore. Hurry though, only limited quantities are available worldwide.
Eat: Long Chim opens at Marina Bay Sands
David Thompson joins the growing cast of celebrity chefs opening restaurants at Marina Bay Sands and we’re more than pleased. As his first venture into fuss-free dining, the celeb chef decided to craft a menu that’s reminiscent of the Thailand’s highly sought after street food to give his restaurant that slight casual feel.
Located on Atrium 2 at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands and spanning over 6,500 square feet, the 150-seater restaurant will feature a casual and exclusive dining space with a main dining area and three private dining rooms. On the exciting menu will be dishes such as grilled mussels with turmeric and coconut, beef stir fried with holy basil, prawns roasted with vermicelli, green curry of beef with bread and of course, a fine rendition of pat thai.
Long Chim, L2-02, Atrium 2, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, +65 6688 7299, www.longchim.com.sg
Shop: HTC One M9
HTC recently made its first foray into luxury smartphones with its flagship HTC One M9. Inspired by the clean metal finishes of high-end watches like Rolex and MontBlanc, the M9 simply exudes class and elegance. With its unique full metal unibody, the phone reminds a little of Leica‘s T-System camera (made fully out of one metal block).
Aesthetics aside, this smartphone functions like a charm. Featuring an all new user interface — the Sense — the HTC M9 is intelligent in giving you the right information at the right time. Depending on where you are, the phone changes its apps in accordance to your location so, if you’re at work, apps like email and calendars appear.
Heftier in terms of pricing as compared to your usual smartphones, the HTC One M9 will be available from late March or early April 2015.
Pamper: Sulwahsoo Ginseng Fortifying Serum
The latest addition to Sulwhasoo’s signature Ginseng family — the Capsulized Ginseng Fortifying Serum — captures the efficacies of ginseng to take care of deep wrinkles caused when skin collapses as it loses elasticity and resilience.
Consisting of Ginsenisphere, the new serum allows the skin to better absorb the benefits of ginseng by four times and regenerates the epidermis while promoting collagen synthesis in the corium. The serum also comes in a bottle coated to withstand UV rays and other potential substances that may damage the Ginsenispheres.
The serum is set to launch islandwide on May 2015 and will be priced at S$198.
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If you’re looking for some relief from work stress, be sure to swing by the Nila Aromatherapy Bar for some natural relief with essential oils. Simply apply a few drops of the oil on your palms and massage at your temples.