It’s soon going to be the most wonderful time of the year. How are you planning on celebrating the upcoming festive season? One thing’s for sure, it’s going to be hectic. Don’t let that worry you — instead, take a look at this week’s edition of our best stories, which will help you out one way or the other. Take The Bar Awards KL for example — how better to decide which bars to have a tipple than at these newly crowned, award-winning bars?

Perhaps you want to try out a new place but don’t know if it’ll live up to your expectation. Worry not — we have a newly minted review of OpenHouse in Suria KLCC, which you are bound to love. And because the party season means very little sleep, we’ve rounded up a few eye creams for you to banish those eye bags. All that and more below.

 

Dining

The Bar Awards KL

We love open houses during Hari Raya, but imagine having one that’s available all year round. It’s not at your best friend’s house, but rather in Suria KLCC. We’re talking about OpenHouse, the latest restaurant in the shopping mall that’s getting tongues wagging and mouths watering. The menu boasts a progressive interpretation of forgotten Malaysian recipes, with traditional flavours that are bound to bring back childhood memories. Read our full review of OpenHouse here.

Drink

It was an exciting week that wrapped up with The Bar Awards KL ceremony in APW, Bangsar. We were there to witness firsthand the winners of each category, and boy was it an exciting night of cocktails and exhilaration. Check out the full list of winners at this year’s The Bar Awards KL and Penang here.

Style

As far as American rappers come and go with streetwear, A$AP Rocky is the undisputed best with his perfect balance of street, high fashion, and class. You’ll never see him being overly gaudy with his dressing — even when it’s over the top, he still does it with finesse. That is why we want to steal A$AP Rocky’s style. You can emulate it too — just hop on over to this article.

Beauty

Let’s face it — the only bags we ever need in our lives are either designer bags or luggage bags. Eye bags are certainly not welcome, although sometimes we can’t help but “procure” them thanks to our hectic city lifestyle. It doesn’t mean that you have to live with them. We recommend seven eye creams that will help depuff those eye bags, so you’ll never have to carry extra baggage around.

Travel

Imagine entering a world where everything is quiet and the only thing you can hear is your own thoughts — and the sound of your own breathing. That’s what happens when you go diving into the deep blue sea. Of course, the whole point of diving is also to enjoy the underwater seascapes and see the creatures you’d never be able to see on land. However, did you know that Malaysia is one of the top five destinations in the world for diving? Now that you do, allow us to show you seven diving spots in Malaysia to check out, right here.

#lifestyleasiakl’s Instagram of the Week

YSL Beauty unveils a new generation of Or Rouge, their premium skincare range designed to target all signs of skin ageing. Powered by saffron, the collection is not only luxurious but also sustainable. This is thanks to YSL Beauty’s efforts on safeguarding the livelihood of the saffron pickers as well as creating a refillable inner tub for the jar of moisturiser.

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PohNee Chin
Editor, Kuala Lumpur
Poh Nee is the editor and writes about travel and drinks. When she's not living out her holiday dreams via Google Earth and sipping on an Old Fashioned down at the local bars, you can find her snug at home bingeing on Netflix and mystery fiction.