As we can tell by the traffic, Raya celebration and the school holidays are still in full swing even if the week is coming to an end. If you’re still on leave, best to make full use of the weekend before starting work on Monday.

Shop for new beauty products to get started on the K-beauty trend with 12 Korean beauty brands that you can get in KL, or book a table at Skillet@163 for dinner to try out their new summer menu. If you were at Ultra Singapore last week and just want to relax during the weekend, fill up your knowledge on pizzas at the comfort of your own home.

We have lots more to read this week. We’ll let the stories speak for themselves as you get down to reading this week’s edition of best stories.

Style

Tribal-inspired outfits were seen at Pitti Uomo AW 2018.

Pitti Uomo AW 2018 — one of the biggest tradeshow for everything menswear just ended a few days ago. Guests from across the world gathered in Florence, Italy, dressed to the nines in the most dashing suits and streetwear. Here’s a recap on what happened and our top 10 favourite looks from the streets of Pitti Uomo.

Drinks

Coley
Coley’s signature drinks: Gin & Coconut and the Hanky Panky.

If you have heard of Coley, then you’ll definitely hear good things about their “Koktel” menu. Coley, one of Malaysia’s best bars has recently shifted into a bigger lot from their humble tiny space inside Dr.Inc cafe in Bangsar. This is the place to be for unpretentious drinks, unwind, and a good time. We spoke to owner-bartender Kho Chee Keong (better known as CK) about the new space and the inspiration behind his drinks that snagged big awards.

Dining

One of Entier’s main: chicken roasted in a salt crust dough.

Alila Bangsar is the latest establishment to open in Bangsar, and that also means new eateries to visit. Entier, a casual French restaurant is one of them just opened on the 41st floor. But what’s interesting is the fact that the head chef Masashi Horiuchi is a Japanese, and he has spent years sharpening his knives in some of Europe’s most gilded restaurants, including five years as a sous chef at Michelin-starred L’atelier de Joel Robuchon. Read our full review of the space here.

People

Kelly Hoppen received her MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) from the Queen in 2009.

Cape Town-born designer, Kelly Hoppen has styled the homes of everyone from Sienna Miller to Gwyneth Paltrow, Frank Lampard to the Beckhams. The 58-year-old is also into health and wellness as much her designing beautiful homes, so we can’t help but want to know everything about her life (including how she keeps her physique). Read our Rule Book on Kelly Hoppen here.

Watches

Mont Blanc pays homage to their 160 years of Minerva heritage with the new Star Legacy Collection.

It’s been 160 years since Mont Blanc introduced the Minerva heritage. To celebrate, the brand revived and reinterpreted its iconic Star collection with a new line up of timepieces inspired by the Minerva pocket watches that were made during the late 19th and early 20th century. There are seven new timepieces from the collection — perhaps it’s time for a new watch?

Motors

Indian Roadmaster Classic’s vintage design is definitely one of the most eye-catching motorcycles.

Nothing like feeling the actual breeze in your hair as you cruise down the highway. Perhaps it’s time to consider touring the country not just in cars but touring motorcycles. These are in the top-tier range, designed to be capable of tackling the wide-open road, greater comfort and support while still keeping you safe. Here are six to get started on your cross-country adventure.

#lifestyleasiakl’s Instagram of the Week

@martellcognac launches the new VSOP Red Barrel, set to replace its current VSOP. Aged in barrels typically made of wood aged between 180 and 200 years old, the new cognac is lighter, more fruity, and less spicy than its predecessor.

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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.