It’s happening. We’re moving into the final month of 2017, so let the Christmas and New Year’s countdown begin. December is starting with a bang — a long weekend in fact with Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday falling on the 1st of December. Start the three-day weekend with this week’s cheat sheet of great seafood dishes and gift suggestions for women. We have more suggestions lined up, which includes stylish men’s shirts or if you’re planning a trip to Cuba — we’ve listed down 6 luxurious hotels you can consider. Read on for more information.

Food

cheat sheet
Have your pick of raw, grilled, deep fried, or steamed seafood dishes.

One of the best things about living in Asia (and not forgetting the invention of airplanes) is that we get to have shellfish and crustacean dishes all year round. Turkeys may be a thing in December but go for a change of palette with these restaurants that serve them raw or cooked at any time of year. We’ve listed down three restaurants: Babe, Shook and Nice Catch, each of them offer up seafood in different styles.

Beauty

holiday beauty gift guide
Fragrances for yourself or the lady in your life?

It’s quite hard to play Santa when they are so many personalities that you need to fulfill (not forgetting the pressure to get the gift right). In our Christmas gift guide for women, we’ve compiled five different personalities and gifts to make your life a lot easier. We have The Aesthetic Lover, Hair Maven, Fragrance Fanatic, Makeup Magpie, and the ‘Good Skin Comes First’ girls.

Style

printed men's shirts
Time to spice up your work wardrobe.

Plain, stripes, tartan prints, polka dots. When it comes to printed work shirts, these designs fall on the safe side. Try and go beyond the staple with our pick of stylish men shirts to bring you from work to play.

Beyond

luxury hotels in Cuba
Luxury hotels in Cuba

If you’re currently planning your year end holiday trip and Cuba is on the list, perfect timing. We have 6 luxurious hotels in Cuba for you to consider, with a good mix of timeless and modern setting. Whether you prefer the vibrant streets of Havana or the languid beach town of Varadero, we’ve got it all covered.

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Join Lifestyle Asia KL’s 12-week holiday getaway contest to win a stay at The Andaman Langkawi

Our 8th travel prize this week is The Andaman Langkawi! Stand a chance to win a 3 day 2 night stay at this glorious resort. You might just be able to wake up to a glorious view of the Andaman Sea over breakfast.  Join our massive 12-week holiday getaway contest until Sunday and you just might win it.

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Jolin Lee
Contributor
Unlike most modern-day millennials, Jolin does not need caffeine or alcohol to power through the day (and night). Her eye for beauty is as sharp as her eyeliner flick, and she can spot your unblended eye makeup from a mile away.