After an eventful 3-day weekend, perhaps this week is time to lay low and relax a little. No more travelling, for now, take the opportunity to explore more of Kuala Lumpur. Like trying out these new dishes from Wizards at Tribeca, Beta KL and Curate, or get back into shape at these pilates gyms from all that travelling.

We’ve got more coming your way. Perhaps something to inspire your next holiday, including a trip up to northern Thailand for some of the best views of the mountains and Mother Nature. Read on to find out more.

Beauty

Time is not on your side, as always, but what if your skin is in need of a recharge? Not to worry, these quick facial masks not only promises effective results but you can see and feel the difference in just under 10 minutes. Brighter complexion in 10 minutes? Check. Reduce pores in just under 60 seconds? Check. We have it all here in our list of quick facial masks here.

Style

Give a woman a red lip and watch her strive with confidence, or give her the perfect bag and see her conquer the day. We’ve come to a time where women no longer hold one role but they’ve also excelled in both their careers and personal life. Hunny Madu, Jane Teoh and Limzy are just some of many Malaysian women out there who hold multiple responsibilities, but still able to face each day with grace no matter how busy it gets. Alongside is their Rebecca Minkoff bags, stylish and versatile enough to take to different events in a day. Watch the videos here.

Dining

The burnt cheesecake trend is never going away, and why would it? Each creamy bite is so flavourful that you can’t wait to go in for another one. Even though burnt cheesecakes originated in San Sebastian, Malaysians very much indeed love these unique takes compared to the spongy and fluffy ones that you can now get at almost every corner of KL. Here are 7 places (besides Birch and Huckleberry) to enjoy burnt cheesecakes.

Drink

Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla

We’ve got a handful of our favourite flavoured gins, but this latest addition to the Tanqueray line may top the list. Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla features a citrusy top note, this time centred around oranges from Seville created by Charles Tanqueray himself when he visited the orange groves in Seville, Spain back in 1860.

Travel

Mae Hong Son

When Thailand is brought up, you often hear Bangkok, Phuket, and sometimes Hat Yai. But located on the northern side of Thailand, is not just Chiang Mai but Mae Hong Son — another province that is located in a valley surrounded by high mountains. Known as the City of Three Mists, the city is heavily influenced by the Burmese since it’s close to the Myanmar border. You’ll be able to see Burmese architectural influences on temples and many other buildings. Intrigued? Check out our travel guide here.

#lifestyleasiakl’s Instagram of the Week

Ever thought of combining corn and chocolate before? Well, @roycemalaysia has. Their new Sweet Corn Nama Chocolate is proof that the two can coexist harmoniously. We had some to try and we were pleasantly surprised at how soft the corn nuances in the chocolate was.

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

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.