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In case you missed it: our 10 most popular stories in April 2020

It’s been a pretty hot month; though we would hardly know it, given we’ve come to embrace largely the Great Indoors this April.

Between the continued closing of restaurants, bars, department stores, and other non-essential businesses, it has been an April unlike any other before it. Songkran was officially “cancelled.” An alcohol ban has been imposed. We’re all looking a little hairier with salons and beauty parlours shut. And the COVID-19 pandemic continues to tighten its deathly grip on populations around the globe. Let’s just call it right here, right now: April 2020 has been quite a month.

But we don’t want to discourage you.

There was plenty to live and love this April, too. We discovered new skills and hobbies. We uncovered hidden talents. We expanded our knowledge base with #WorkFromHome and attended many an online workout class for a killer post-COVID body. We also binge-watched a lot of Netflix.

Stories you loved this month were very much tied to these themes, with a spotlight on food deliveries (classic Bangkokians, you), and how to stay stylish through a pandemic. Yet whilst we aim to bring you an exciting slew of stories on a daily basis, it is understandable that both the buzzing and the lazy bee may have missed something — between making dalgona coffee, and taking a nap of course.

Whether you’re an avid reader seeking a monthly ‘Best Of’ reel, or an insider looking to get the low-down on our most popular stories, we’ve put it all together here in one raving recap. In order of popularity (and exempting our monthly columns), relive some of the best exclusives we’ve covered this April, and consider yourself debriefed and dapper to dive right into May.

You stay home. We’ll bring the stories. Here’s what you may have missed.

[Featured and hero image credit: Gentle Monster]

Image Credit: Greyhound

8 fashionable face masks for Bangkokians with style

18 April 2020

In the time of the Coronavirus outbreak, local designers have taken a step forward in shaking up their creativity. Many Thai fashion brands are pivoting to make signature face masks to continue serving our society with some sophisticatedly-chic protective measures. We’ve geared the most fashionable brands that have taken things up a notch to create new waves in Bangkok. Take your pick.

Image Credit: Vesper

Thirsty Thursday: what are Bangkok’s beloved bars up to during this time?

2 April 2020

A lot of our most beloved bars across town have found new initiatives not only to keep their businesses running, but to keep their loyal customers and friends drinking, too. From delivery services to discount vouchers, find out what some of our favourite Bangkok bars have been up to during this time. Inspiring, and never ones to back down from a hustle, it’s also a generous means to keep these small businesses afloat, show them some love, and most importantly, support the industry and all of its greats. We’re not tearing up, you are. 

Image Credit: Vivin Grocery

Bangkok’s best grocery delivery services for quality ingredients

18 April 2020

With several raising the question whether it’s even safe to go to the supermarket during the Coronavirus outbreak, many are frightened to even step into a grocery store. Now we are not here to tell you ordering food and groceries in are the safest options, but one thing for certain is that delivery service can help to ease the COVID-19 fear and anxiety. It promotes social distancing as well as lessening the trips you need to make to the stores.

Image Credit: SheBakes/Instagram

7 healthy (and wildly indulgent) snack deliveries we can’t stop craving

24 April 2020

Bringing together bakery goods and superfoods, She bakes makes organic and natural desserts, with a mission to support local smallholder farms. You’ll find everything from superseeds and nuts to chia, flax, and buckwheat hidden in these goodies, which feels a lot like when parents hide vegetables in their children’s meals — except, of course, you’re an adult and this is pure genius #adulting. A must-try also for matcha lovers, as the green delight features quite prominently in her bakes.

Image Credit: L’Oliva

Bangkok pizza delivery services to feed your pizza-obsessed heart

10 April 2020

For tummy-warming food traditional to the Abruzzo region to the east of Rome, go for L’OLIVA. The Thonglor Italian haunt doles out some impressive pizzas and pasta. A special set comes with three pasta dishes (THB 1,000) and is an excellent option for a pasta-fuelled night, too.

Image Credit: Gentle Monster

Gentle Monster and Jennie from BLACKPINK unveil the Jentle Home collection

16 April 2020

South Korean singer and rapper Jennie Kim of BLACKPINK has collaborated with Korean eyewear brand Gentle Monster to present ‘Jentle Home.’ The name has been inspired by Jennie’s nostalgic fantasy world, filled with dollhouses and teddy bears.

Image Credit: Juli Baker and Summer

#NoFilter: in conversation with artist Phaan a.k.a Juli Baker and Summer

10 April 2020

Whilst maintaining our social distancing, we got candid with the vibrant, quirky, and stylishly cool artist “Phaan” Chanaradee Chatrakul Na Ayudhya. Yet of course, we all know her by her flowery artist name Juli Baker and Summer. This name not only reveals that she is quite a cinema-geek but also explains so much about the character and soul of her art.

Image Credit: Grace Kanklao/Instagram

Best Dressed in Bangkok: Quarantine Grocery Shopping Edition

27 April 2020

Doing your own food shopping is still an essential thing to do — however, that doesn’t mean that it needs to become another boring house chore. Many celebs have made food shopping look fun and – most importantly – instagrammable, even during the pandemic.

Image Credit: Love Destiny/Netflix

Netflix & Actually Chill: Thai Netflix series to pair with delivery food

23 April 2020

A love story set during the realm of King Narai during the Ayutthaya Kingdom period, Love Destiny boasts a time-travelling theme between the ancient era and the modern world with a female lead who journeys through time to make her past right. As to glorify the golden age of Thai history, why not pair it with authentically traditional Thai food from Bo.lan (a play on the Thai word “ancient”)? The restaurant churns out different options for delivery, and all come in a pinto, which is Thai-style food container.

Image Credit: Daniel Thaiger

The best burger deliveries in Bangkok

24 April 2020

It’s not possible to live in Bangkok, love burgers, and not know Daniel Thaiger. The red-painted food truck pioneered the authentic burger trend in the city. Daniel Thaiger stands in contrast with other places with its classic-but-serious take on the American delight. Diners can expect quality, cooked-to-perfection patties, and melted cheddar cheese sandwiched perfectly between the fluffy brioche buns. Go for Mr Steve Beef Burger (THB 320) with caramelised grilled onions, crispy bacon, and a slap of Thaiger sauce. 

Lisa Gries
Creative Content Director, Bangkok
Lisa loves to travel, and is always on the lookout for the world’s best nap spots. She’s a serious Asian art history nerd, and has a knack for languages and coffee table books. She hopes to publish her own novels one day, one of which will likely be called ‘All The Great Conversations I Had In A Bangkok Speakeasy.’ It’s a work in progress.
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