Swiss luxury skincare brand La Prairie unveils its first reimagined concept store in Southeast Asia, exclusively at Takashimaya Department Store. Located in the heart of Singapore’s main shopping belt on Orchard Road, the 43 sq m counter is meticulously designed – inspired by the authentic, sophisticated elegance of Swiss Contemporary Architecture.
Developed internally by Stana Pijunovic, in-house Chief Architect and head of a team of Swiss architects and designers, the new global store design perfectly embodies La Prairie’s long-standing quest for timeless beauty. The new Takashimaya counter is a haven of pristine elegance that offers an intimate consultation space and a private facial cabin – creating a fluid and seamless customer journey.
Defined by visionary Swiss architects, the school of Swiss Contemporary Architecture is a style at once raw and refined, deceptively simple in its execution, physically intense – imposing even – yet always in a poetic balance with the surrounding landscape. Integrating Swiss essence into its design, each fixture and structure in the new counter tells a different story. From the walls – using veneer wood from Switzerland, designed in a representation of the Swiss Alps, down to the table legs – structured to resemble the mountain landscape in Switzerland. The pristine and refined layout of the store echoes elegance and timeless beauty, which the brand represents.
La Prairie’s new visual merchandising aesthetic integrates the school of Land Art, a conceptual approach rooted in nature itself. Using wood and mineral elements, natural and noble materials, it celebrates the vitality and beauty of nature while demonstrating a deep respect for it.
Local lifestyle e-commerce brand IUIGA will celebrate the grand opening of its first permanent Retail+ store at Causeway Point on 1 December, Saturday.
Following the success of its pop-up outlets, this opening is IUIGA’s foray into a permanent store and marks the first of its ten retail outlets to open islandwide. Upcoming Retail+ stores will include locations such as Tampines One, Paya Lebar Quarter and Funan Mall.
Customers at IUIGA’s Retail+ stores are required to pre-register to unlock the full digital shopping experience, which allows them easy access to product information using radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology, cashless payment options and location-based store recommendations from the IUIGA app. Products added to a customers’ e-cart can be checked out without the need to key in home delivery details as the system already has the purchasers’home address on record. E-receipts are also emailed upon order completion, allowing IUIGA to go completely paperless. These features of the store effectively render unsustainable paper waste, heavy shopping baskets and payment queues a thing of the past.
According to research conducted by Euromonitor, Singaporean consumers' eager adoption and use of technology have resulted in the development of new consumer habits such as "showrooming", whereby customers visit retail stores to try out products before making their purchaes online. To address such shifts in retailing in Singapore, IUIGA has capitalised on smart techonologies for an innovative and smartphone-powered retail exeprience where customers can put IUIGA's products to test.
Club Coco Nut at Tanglin Mall is a family space where mums and dads can keep their children entertained, be productive and meet other like-minded people. It is not only a multi-disciplinary edutainment space for children aged 6 months (accompanied) to 6 years+ but also a co-work space for parents too.
Club Coco Nut gives modern parents a break by keeping kids entertained with a variety of engaging classes including sports, mandarin, drama, art, sensory play, hip-hop dance and so much more.
A legendary icon of local dining, The Orchard Cafe at Orchard Hotel, renews its legacy with a vibrant new style and an enticing signature hotel buffet from heritage-inspired local creations to chef-curated cuisines from around the world.
The Orchard Cafe’s rejuvenation reveals a stylish ambience and brand-new restaurant layout incorporating a naturally-lit indoor bar with floor-to-ceiling windows and an al fresco seating section set against lush greenery – a cosy haven to wine and dine in Singapore.
Diners will savour signature dishes such as Wok-Fried Slipper Lobster with Salted Egg Yolk Sauce, Ox Tripe and Duck Hearts Satay, Braised or Crispy Pork Knuckle served with Fragrant Steamed Jasmine Rice, Hard-Boiled Eggs and Preserved Vegetables, alongside delicious Roast Meats by award-winning Hua Ting restaurant. Mouth-watering highlights also include an array of Asian noodle dishes served at a live Noodle Bar, as well as a selection of delectable desserts made with Gula Melaka.
Upbeat and distinctive, The Orchard Cafe is the ideal dining destination to savour delicious taste memories of Singapore’s culinary heritage and delight in best-in-class contemporary cuisines.
Ernst & Young's EY wavespace™ in Singapore will help companies innovate and transform their businesses for growth opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region.
Located at 77 Robinsons Road, the Singapore center is one of 18 flagship EY wavespace centers worldwide and it seamlessly connects with other flagships to enable global collaboration across the wavespace centers.
EY wavespace in Singapore focuses on the disruptive technologies of intelligent automation, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain and robotic process automation, among other digital capabilities. The center seeks to combine EY insights in disruptive technologies with deep industry domain knowledge and market experience. Read more about this new innovation centre here.
Gardens by the Bay's new outdoor garden attraction, Serene Garden, is a unique horticultural garden inspired by the minimalist concept of Japanese zen gardens. A tranquil 2-hectare space located just a stone’s throw from The Meadow, visitors can get a brief respite from the hustle and bustle of the city life as they enjoy an intimate encounter with nature.
Serene Garden, a calm and peaceful green space is just a short stroll away from the popular Supertree Grove. Taking 3 years to conceptualise and build, the outdoor themed garden offers scenic views of the city's beautiful skyline as its backdrop while bringing visitors closer to nature — truly a uniquely Singaporean experience.
Serene Garden is open daily from 5.00am to 2.00am to the public and admission is free. Read more about Serene Garden here.
Discover Cartier's luxurious three-storey flagship boutique at ION Orchard which is also their largest in South East Asia housing the ultra-exclusive Le Salon Cartier, dedicated to provide unparalleled client experience.
The epitome of contemporary luxury, the newly remodelled flagship boutique at ION Orchard debuts a new retail concept for Cartier in South East Asia.
In collaboration with famed Parisian architect, Bruno Moinard, the modernized boutique marries French art de vivre with the beauty, richness and diversity of cosmopolitan Singapore.
Established in Paris in 1847, Cartier is today synonymous with high end luxury and prestige. Renowned as the "King of Jewellers", Cartier jewellery creations are timeless and elegant. Cartier is also a leading watch maker with Santos, the Tank and Pasha being icons and status symbols in the world of fine timepieces. The full collection of Cartier jewellery, watches and accessories is available inside the flagship boutique.