Ho ho ho. The most wonderful time of the year is just a few days away. Here at Lifestyle Asia, we’re wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas. Whether you’ve made plans to travel out of the country or indulge in a feast unlike any other back at home, we hope that you take this time to enjoy the long weekend, rekindle old friendships, and forge stronger relations with those close to your heart.

And if you’re doing all that, do check out our guide to the guides of Christmas gifts to make sure you have the right present wrapped up. It’s also the last few days where you can participate in our Christmas Giveaway, so be sure to do that too.

So here it is, our second last edition of The Cheat Sheet for 2017. We’ve got one more to go till we ring in the new year, and we can’t wait.

Eat

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The two-Michelin-starred Le Clos des Sens Restaurant is helmed by chef Laurent Petit, who only uses ingredients from the three lakes of Annecy, Geneva, and Le Boruget, and plantations in Savoie.

After a day of skiing on the slopes of the French Alps, here’s a list of the best places to refuel, according to Jeremy Gillon, chef at Audace Restaurant.

Drink

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The Royal Tokaji’s Essencia dessert wine is one of the rarest in the world, and it’s best served on a spoon. (Image credit: The Little Nell)

We’ve all probably already tried French, Italian, even Chilean wine. But the one region that’s making a comeback after decades of decline? Hungary. We explore the rebirth of one of the first wine-producing regions in the world in this feature.

Travel

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The former Imperial city of Vietnam, Hue, is home to majestic temples and ancient tombs.

Vietnam doesn’t just consist of Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi, and Da Nang. We checked out the lost imperial city of Hue, a photogenic gem that needs more than a day’s worth exploration to fully soak it all in.

Motors

The 2018 edition of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class boasts a major interior overhaul that includes S-Class technology and more room. (Image Credit: German Roamers/Lennart Pagel)

COEs might come and go, but the Mercedes-Benz G-Class is here to stay. The 2018 edition of the hunky four-wheel drive is set to hit the roads soon, and here’s all you need to know if you’re thinking of getting one.

Josiah Neo
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Josiah Neo is a tech writer who contributes occasionally to the fashion, travel, and culture beats. When he’s not busy keeping up with the keynotes, he’s probably stuffing his face with the best Melbournian donuts (at Shortstop, BTW) or watching his favourite esports team, the Los Angeles Valiant, pummel their opponents into oblivion.