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The Cheat Sheet: Private islands, new restaurants and fantasy gifts

We’re still reeling from the outcome of the US presidential election — one that has divided not just Americans but spectators around the world. But whether you were rooting for Trump or Clinton, there’s one thing we all can agree on: TGIF.

This weekend, indulge in tasty grub at new restaurants, load up on booze at the ongoing Wine and Whisky Week, and start planning for your year-end vacation.  


Tuck into breaded veal cutlet at Monti, a swanky Italian restaurant at Fullerton Pavilion.

If you need some gastronomic inspiration on where to dine at this weekend, here’s a guide to 10 newly opened restaurants. And yes, it includes a Michelin-starred eatery.


Wine & Whisky Week 2016
Cheers to the weekend.

With the festive season just around the corner, it’s time to stock up your home cellar with wines, whiskies, sakes and champagnes from the ongoing Wine & Whisky Week. For those with a fondness for Scotch, there’s also Whisky Live.


Private islands
Escape the city for the secluded retreat of Laucala Island, Fiji.

Why settle for the usual beach resort or hotel packed with noisy tour groups, when you can enjoy a private island all to yourself? Here are 5 incredibly scenic and, more importantly, exclusive destinations you can consider for that well-deserved vacation.


Neiman Marcus Christmas Book 2016
Joy ride, anyone?

In anticipation of Christmas, Neiman Marcus has rolled out its annual Fantasy Gifts catalog, which features extravagant presents such as a limited edition Infiniti Q60, a rose gold Cobalt Valkyrie-X private plane, or live like the characters of Downton Abbey for a week. 

#lifestyleasiasg Instagram of the Week

Balvenie Lifestyle Asia Instagram
Raise your glass.

Hosted by Photographer James Stroud and Regional Brand Ambassador Neil Strachan, The Balvenie is showcasing 11 curated art pieces that best represents the story of craftsmanship. We celebrate today the most handcrafted whisky, sláinte! 

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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.
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