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The Cheat Sheet: Gourmet butchers, underrated destinations, and men’s shoe trends

This year is truly shaping up to be an incredible one for local music lovers. Hot on the heels of announcements surrounding pop icon Britney Spears’ and singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran’s upcoming concerts in Singapore, we were rewarded with more good news this week: Foo Fighters is coming to town — specifically the National Stadium — on 26 August. This gig marks the band’s second time performing here after over two decades. They were scheduled to play in 2012, but cancelled the concert due to frontman Dave Grohl’s medical condition.

There’s more: Grammy award-winning DJ Calvin Harris will also swing by our little red dot on 17 September to close the Singapore F1 race event. Other musicians slated to take the stage that weekend include Ariana Grande, The Chainsmokers, Seal and Duran Duran. For those who can’t wait till then, ’80s group Village People — known for disco hits such as Y.M.C.A and In The Navy — is performing tonight at the Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands. The concert is held in conjunction with the band’s 40th anniversary.

If a leisurely weekend spent indoors sounds more appealing to you, we’ve got a few suggestions. Visit the new 12 Ann Siang, a multi-concept venue boasting two bars and a restaurant, or cook up a storm at home using meats from some of Singapore’s finest gourmet butchers. You can also try out Marc Jacobs Beauty’s new Coconut Glow collection, and experiment with some of this season’s hottest men’s shoe trends.


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The Meat Club is an online butchery that specialises in Australian beef and lamb. (Photo: The Meat Club)

Make your next home-cooked meal a particularly meaty one with these 5 gourmet butchers, which offer prime cuts of beef, lamb and pork. Some are online retailers, so you don’t even need to leave your home to go grocery shopping.


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The rooftop bar at 12 Ann Siang.

12 Ann Siang, the newest addition to Ann Siang Road, is a multi-concept space housing a cinema room, rooftop bar, restaurant, private event space, and a speakeasy named Catchfly. Here’s all you need to know about it.


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White sneakers were recently spotted on the runways at Off-White, Gosha Rubchinskiy, Pigalle, Ami and Alexander Wang. (Photos: Vogue)

From ’90s-inspired white sneakers to lace-up boots and the controversial sock-and-sandal combo, here are 5 of this season’s hottest shoe trends for men.


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The stunning Big Bear Lake in California. (Photo: Destination Big Bear)

Make your next holiday a more unconventional one, with these 5 underrated destinations recommended by the Lifestyle Asia team. Whether it’s the scenic Big Bear Lake in California, or the rustic Old City of Jerusalem, these untouched spots will make for a memorable travelling experience.

#lifestyleasiasg’s Instagram of the Week

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We’re nuts for this new coconut collection.

The new Marc Jacobs Beauty coconut collection is finally in Singapore! Even the rain can’t stop us from basking in these tropical vibes.

Follow us @LifestyleAsiaSg on FacebookInstagram and Twitter for a live feed on the most happening restaurant openings, fashion previews, cocktail parties and celeb sightings in Singapore.

(Main photo: Old Jerusalem Tours; Featured photo: Destination Big Bear)

The Cheat Sheet: Gourmet butchers, underrated destinations, and men’s shoe trends

Sara Yap is passionate about all things dining and jewellery, and is constantly seeking out exciting restaurants and glittering trinkets. When she’s not feasting in the name of work, chatting with talented chefs, or daydreaming about coloured diamonds, she’s probably binge-watching the latest Netflix series or indulging in her guilty pleasure — Hollywood celebrity gossip. Sara is a journalism graduate from Nanyang Technological University and her work has appeared in The Business Times Lifestyle and Prestige Singapore magazine.

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