The US tradition of Thanksgiving Day isn’t something that’s widely celebrated here. But one thing that some of us do (and are most willing to) partake in, are its subsequent Black Friday sales. While not many local brick-and-mortar shops have jumped on the bandwagon, a number of our favourite online stores have slashed their prices on a wide range of cosmetics, shoes and apparel, giving us more than enough reason to enjoy some retail therapy.

But if you’re not so keen on spending your Friday night frantically hitting the “add to cart” button, rest and recharge at home — while reading some of our stories — instead. This week, we chatted with Jaan’s Chef de Cuisine Kirk Westaway about his journey towards his first Michelin star, sussed out some seriously stylish champagne packaging, and had a look at the new Riva 100’ Corsaro maxi flybridge.


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Kirk Westaway is Chef de Cuisine at Jaan.

In our second edition of Pass the Salt, we met up with Kirk Westaway of one-Michelin-starred restaurant Jaan, and heard all about that one time he tossed cabbages into a brook.


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Dom Pérignon gets extra fancy.
Several champagne brands have roped in high-profile artists to design their bottles and packaging. Here are 5 stylish examples you certainly won’t be throwing out, even after the bubbly runs dry.


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We’re already saving up for this bold and beautiful coat.

Spotted on Beyonce at her Formation World Tour in Miami, this flamboyant, vermillion GucciGhost mink coat is our current obsession. It is the result of a collaboration between Gucci and graffiti artist GucciGhost.


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Imagine being on the top deck, with the wind in your hair. (Photo credit: Riva)

The new Riva 100’ Corsaro maxi flybridge is a beautiful, sporty superyacht equipped with large, luxurious cabins and abundant outdoor space for you to soak up some sun rays.

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British celebrity chef Marco Pierre White is in town for MasterChef Dining & Bar.

At the MasterChef Dining & Bar press conference, where British culinary legend Marco Pierre White just revealed his plans to open a restaurant in Singapore next year. Here he is with chefs Audra Morrice, Woo Wai Leong and Luca Manfe, who will showcase their food at the pop-up dining event — which launches today.

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Sara Yap
Deputy Director, Digital Operations (Asia)
Sara Yap is the Deputy Director of Digital Operations at BurdaLuxury, and a contributing writer to Lifestyle Asia’s dining and jewellery beats. When she’s not on the lookout for exciting new restaurants or bejewelled trinkets, she’s probably buried in a riveting read, or reminiscing the good ol’ days with her favourite playlist of ’90s boyband hits.