It’s been a big week for both the fashion and political front. The Spring/Summer 2019 fashion week finally came to a close at Paris Fashion Week, wrapping up a long month of new designer debuts and controversy. On the political front in the US, the dispute with Brett Kavanaugh came to a climax with a large rally opposing him. Several notable people involved in the rally were arrested, including Emily Ratajkowski and Amy Schumer.

In our local political drama, things are just as juicy with a certain former first lady being detained on multiple counts of money laundering and witness tampering. If you’re still hungry for more things to check out, then allow us to present our weekly edition of the best stories. From a once-dying Swiss watchmaker to new life breathed into wooden casks, here are this week’s best stories.

Dining

This month’s dining scene is an exciting one. We have not one but two Michelin-starred chefs making their Malaysian dining debut — Chef Emmanuel Stroobant and Chef Kiichi Okabe. Check out our fresh list of new restaurants to check out this month right here.

Drink

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In an era where sustainability is as trendy as the next Birkin bag, it’s always nice seeing bigger brands playing their part in saving the planet. This time around, Glenmorangie is repurposing their former whisky casks into limited-edition, hand-built wooden surfboards. Read all about this sustainability feature here.

Style

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The Spring/Summer 2019 fashion week is officially over with Louis Vuitton closing the entire fashion week finale. With that said, we look back after the dust has settled on what we think are the best looks from fashion Paris Fashion Week. From Maria Grazia Churi’s flesh-toned pieces at Dior to Alessandro Michele’s eye-popping spectacle during Gucci, we’ve got all the details right here.

Watches

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For those who have been a loyal fan of Jaquet-Droz, you’ll be excited to know that the Swiss watchmaking brand is finally available in the Malaysian market. Jaquet-Droz was mostly favoured by noblemen and royals including King Ferdinand VI of Spain as well as French king Louis XVI and his queen, Marie-Antoinette. The brand subsequently suffered a drastic decline, but Swatch Group brought it back to life. We share what’s so significant about Jaquet Droz in this in-depth article here.

Travel

If you thought the opening of big hotel names such as Four Seasons and W Hotels in KL was big, then wait till you hear about what’s coming soon. The hotel scene in Malaysia is about to get even more exciting, given the upcoming high-rise hotels that are about to open in the next few years. We’ve compiled a list of hotels opening in Malaysia soon to get you planning for more cuti-cuti Malaysia.

Motors

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We recently returned from a trip to Napa Valley, where we got the chance to drive the Lexus LC 500h. True to its class as a grand tourer, the long drive was made all the better with the V6 engine and two electric motors. Read the full review here on our experience with the LC 500h.

#lifestyleasiakl’s Instagram of the Week

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Imagine cycling through the English countryside and breathing in the honeysuckle, moss, and davana. That’s what you get with the latest Jo Malone Honeysuckle & Davana fragrance. Experience the fragrance firsthand at the Jo Malone exhibition located in the centre court of Mid Valley from now until this Sunday.

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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.