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The Cheat Sheet: Artisanal carpenters, long-lasting eyeliners, and KL’s best French restaurants

In life, there must be balance, oui? We really do attempt to do so, by hitting the gym, engaging in fun activities such as trampoline parks, and — during our occasional cheat day — indulging in some of the finest French food KL has to offer. Indeed, we can’t deny that KL’s filled with so many fun and sometimes unusual things to do.

For this week, here’s The Cheat Sheet of Lifestyle Asia KL on what to eat, drink and do this weekend.


Award-winning chef Nathalie Arbefeuille helms Nathalie’s Gourmet Studio, bringing us fine French food with an Asian twist. (Photo: Nathalie’s Gourmet Studio)

Feast on the finer things in life, particularly, on some delicious French food right here in KL. For those days when your palate calls for French flavours but time doesn’t permit a getaway to Paris, these five best French restaurants in KL should help to satiate you.


The folks at Mercat Barcelona Gastrobar are definitely doing something right with their gin! (Photo: Mercat Barcelona Gastrobar)

Though not known as a party drink, we’re fast becoming fans of gin and gin cocktails. And how can we not, when there are such delightful gin-based cocktails at these six bars that serve the best of them?


The products do not come with the cat, unfortunately. (Photo: Nolin Teh Carpentry)

Visit these five best artisanal carpenters in KL and get inspired for your next home makeover session. From furniture to decorative ornaments and even cruiser skateboards, these artisans’ incredible pieces are tempting us to start our redecorating early.


All a girl needs in life is good wine and eyeliner that won’t run.

One beauty basic we can all agree on (besides foundation), is a good, no-run, no-mess eyeliner. For all of you who have been looking for long-lasting eyeliners, we’ve compiled five of the best. Pictured above is a Burberry felt-tip liquid eyeliner that’s long-lasting, and enriched with carbon black that gives it an intense colour when applied.

#lifestyleasiakl’s Instagram of the Week

Stylish gent Andre Amir always serves up a serious dose of #fashionspiration.

Looking for new trends to try? Follow these top stylists, designers, fashionistas and influencers in our list here.

Follow us @LifestyleAsiaKL on Facebook and Instagram on the latest restaurant openings, fashion previews, cocktail parties and celeb sightings in Kuala Lumpur.

(Main photo: The Berlin KL ; Featured photo: Lafite)