Now that the Olympics season is all done and dusted, and the popularity of Pokémon GO is on the wane, it seems there isn’t much happening over the coming weekend. But fret not, as we have got you well covered with these exciting offerings, which range from innovative new beauty products to scrumptious Peranakan cuisine and (for a little indulgence) tasty tipples.

Eat

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Peranakan restaurant Baba Chews Bar and Eatery offers scrumptious dishes such as crunchy crab cakes.

Recent years have seen fusion food gain in popularity. But long before chefs were merging cultures and cuisines to create innovative new dishes, there was Peranakan food — which dates back to the 15th century and features a combination of Chinese, Malay and Indonesian flavours. Here’s our list of Singapore’s 5 must-try Peranakan restaurants.

Drink

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Newly launched at Mag’s Wine Kitchen, these Buss gins make the perfect post-work nightcap.

Sample the Buss N°509 Author Collection gins, which launched in Singapore for the first time at Mag’s Wine Kitchen. The small-batch, handcrafted gins are distilled from 100 per cent pure grain and are available in five flavours.

Travel

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Be sure to stop by Charlotte Street Hotel the next time you’re in London.

Planning a holiday? We recently checked into London’s quaint Charlotte Street Hotel and were won over by its old-world charm, beautiful rooms and accessible location. We’re already thinking about a return visit.

Beauty

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Burberry is the new black.

Burberry has rolled out My Burberry Black, an exquisite new fragrance with notes of peach nectar, jasmine flowers and rose. The scent comes in a sleek amber bottle adorned with a dark horn-finished cap, inspired by the buttons of the iconic black Burberry Heritage Trench Coat — so your vanity table can look chic too.

Instagram of the Week

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We are loving this wood-clad Yun diffuser from Scene Shang. For instant bliss, add few drops of your favourite essential oil.

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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.