Welcome to our final edition of this week’s best stories — for this year, at least. It’s finally dawning upon us that 2018 is coming to an end. Which camp are you on — the relieved one, or the one that’s baffled this year came to a close so quickly?

Nonetheless, we’ve prepared several stories this week to keep you going from beyond Christmas till the New Year. From places to dine for New Year’s eve to travel plans and beauty trends in the coming year, this week’s best stories is going to be a big wrap up for 2018. Read on and enjoy.

Dining

It’s probably already too late to make a Christmas booking, but at least there’s the next festive occasion to look forward to — New Year’s Eve. If you haven’t already made your dinner plans to ring in the new year, here are some restaurant recommendations where you can fill up on your last meal for 2018.

Drinks

Have you ever had a cocktail that leaves you feeling too filled to have a proper meal afterwards? If yes, then maybe it’s time to get into the aperitif game — or rather, the Aperol spritz cocktail game. It’s light, refreshing, and sure to whet your appetite for dinner. We’ve rounded up five places in KL that serve this Italian aperitif cocktail.

Style

From Celine to Bottega Veneta, Daniel Lee is certainly bringing over his clean and minimalist aesthetic. For the brand’s pre-fall 2019 collection, we’re seeing a lot of contradictory pieces — relaxed styles on strong silhouettes, and flowy yet structured pieces. Check out more of the latest collection here.

Beauty

With 2018 ending fast, we’re bracing ourselves for a new year ahead with new trends. One easy way to get ahead of the bandwagon is by adopting upcoming beauty trends. We’ve made it simple for you by predicting some skincare and makeup products that will be making it big in 2019. You heard it here first.

Travel

What’s great about a new year coming is that you have a whole 365 days ahead to check out a new destination. Instead of revisiting your favourite countries, try to go someplace new. From the desert to the north and south of Africa, there are underrated destinations that are set to be big in 2019. We’ve rounded up five places that you may not have thought of visiting.

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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.