Christian Louboutin is known the world over as an artist and a craftman with a true passion for shoes. From a flash of red sole to a bold red nail. The signature Christian Louboutin red sole was born from a chance encounter with a stroke of red nail polish.
Established in 2012, Christian Louboutin Beauty presents bold and empowering collections for lips, eyes and nails, as well as fragrances. The inclusive range reflects the same playful wit, passon and innovation as Christian Louboutin's profilic collection of women's and men's shoes, handbags and small leather goods.
In partnership with the Les Amis Group, Kausmo at Shaw Centre is a dining concept that sparks conversations about thoughtful and conscientious ways of living.
The new venture promotes thoughtful living by challenging food norms that bring about unnecessary food wastage. Derived from the word “cosmos” – a system of thought, Kausmo is the brainchild of co-founders Lisa Tang, 24, and Kuah Chew Shian, 26.
Lisa, nominee for the Rising Female Chef award at the World Gourmet Summit 2019 and runner-up for the 2014 Les Amis Awards Culinary Competition, graduated from the Culinary Institute of America. It was her time in Primo, a restaurant on a farm that actively engages in zero-waste practices, that inspired her to start a thoughtful business back home. With Kausmo, Lisa hopes to creatively repurpose aesthetically filtered fruits and vegetables that are overstocked, over-ripened, and oddly-shaped and sized.
“Retailers are looking for produce that are of uniform shape and size, but nature doesn’t workthat way. We want to show that ingredients not ideal for retail can be perfect on our plates. AtKausmo, we celebrate imperfections,” shares Chew Shian, restaurant manager.
Every dish created at Kausmo incorporates thoughtfully sourced ingredients; seafood from small farming communities in the region, secondary cuts of meat which are often overlooked in favour of prime cuts, as well as forgotten native greens and florals.
Combining European techniques with Asian influences, Lisa, who has worked at Pollen, Jaan, and Les Amis, demonstrates how lesser-loved ingredients are no less delicious than their popular counterparts.
Kausmo will offer a 6-course Carte Blanche menu at $75++, with Kombucha tasting at an additional $20. Diners can expect flavourful dishes inspired by stories, as the team behind Kausmo takes supply volatility in their stride.
“We’ve learnt to embrace the volatility of our ingredients, because Mother Nature is just as beautifully unpredictable! Much more operational planning and preservation of produce has to be in place to better utilise our ingredients – a challenge that we willingly welcome. In a city known to be able to source almost anything at any time, perhaps it’s time to slow down; better appreciate and understand our food sources & produce,” comments Lisa.
Expect to be greeted with a sense of comfort too as parts of the menu draws inspiration fromthe team’s cultural roots, such as Lisa’s Teochew heritage. Each meal at Kausmo presents a thoughtful approach for guests to think about how they can all make more conscientious choices in their everyday lives and contribute to a more sustainable ecosystem, in Singapore and beyond.
Hailing from Downtown Los Angeles, Little Damage at Wheelock Place offers unique recipes that allow you to step outside of your comfort zone and get a little adventurous. Once you lick it, it's yours!
In 2017, Little Damage opened its doors in Los Angeles, California, USA and was received with immediate critical acclaim for its innovative and daring recipe. Their signature black cones are naturally coloured with activated charcoal and are hand rolled minutes before it is served to ensure the freshest taste.
Above all, they envision Little Damage as a place where treasured memories are made. Whether it be a first date, family outing or your go-to afternoon treat, they wish that every visit be unforgettable. Nothing makes them happier than a smile from a satisfied customer.
Homegrown fitness brand, True Group is proud to announce the launch of its new TFX brand, with three new clubs opening within the next four months. Their two-floor 15,000sq ft flagship club in Funan will open at the end of June, followed shortly by a new club at Pacific Plaza (19,500 sq ft) which will open in two phases in May & July, and a new club at Millenia Walk in September 2019.
Memberships at TFX will start at $128 plus GST per month, making it value-for-money, all-accessible spaces for the local community.
Taking the lead for the fitness industry in Singapore, True Group has created TFX to deliver curated innovative programmes in which members can track and achieve results through technology. With a focus on innovation, technology-enabled training and a consumer-centric perspective, TFX’s programmes will build on a 4-Quadrant Fitness Programme model encompassing Metabolic, Strength, Restoration and Variability conditioning to help members achieve fitness sustainability.
Yoga will be a key feature at TFX Pacific Plaza, with its entire Level 4 premises dedicated to the latest in yoga experiences and classes which include immersive yoga, wall yoga, aerial yoga and private personal training.
TFX Pacific Plaza’s 5th floor premises will open in July 2019 and will feature functional training equipment from Torque and Ziva, cardio equipment from Matrix, strength equipment from Matrix and Life Fitness alongside spinning bikes from Life Fitness, and equipment from Rogue. The club will also have a boxing area, lifting platforms for both men and women, and equipment from Les Mills’ SMARTech line.
There's no reason for you not to look your best today with MODE Beauty Studio's plethora of services. Step in for a session of pure indulgence and step out looking fabulous.
Formerly known as Next Hair Salon on Nassim Road, MODE Beauty Studio is now open at Wheelock Place.
A joint collaboration with the prestigious Celicia Westberry brand. Boasting a dazzling and spacious 4,000 sq ft space on Level 4 of Wheelock Place, the plush location is segregated into a main floor area for hair services, with three deluxe private suites, and a beauty section tiled in white marble with enticing offers of luxurious facials, slimming and aesthetic services.
With an emphasis on recreating distinctive Peranakan flavours of old, the concept is a platform for the continuation of a family’s culinary legacy; where guests are invited to rediscover the flavours of a bygone era through recipes inspired by the matriarchs of old.
Helming the restaurant is 28 year-old chef, Chong Jun Xiang. He may not be Peranakan but benefits from the personal mentorship of Desmond Lim and his cousin, Gloria Teo who consults on the menu.
“Peranakan recipes are very personal as they differ from family to family. The recipes are not written out but passed down by taste and word of mouth; from one generation to the next. The cuisine is extremely labour intensive, intricate and precise. A lot of love goes into every process of preparation and cooking.” - Chong Jun Xiang, Head Chef - Indigo Blue Kitchen.
Established in 1913 and based in Switzerland, luxury home appliance company V-ZUG recently celebrated the grand opening of their first Zugorama in Southeast Asia and the first restaurant opened by V-ZUG in the world – V Dining.
Zugoramas are V-ZUG’s exhibition and advisory centres where customers can visit for detailed information on their products and personalised advice from their staff. You can experience V-ZUG products in action at the cooking demonstrations that are held regularly.
V-ZUG is a famed household brand name in their home country of Switzerland. V-ZUG develops, manufactures and sells high-quality and resource-efficient kitchen and laundry appliances, providing services that meet the highest standards. V-ZUG’s forward-looking innovations makes them stand out as a technology leader. V-ZUG is part of Metall Zug AG, which is listed on the Swiss Exchange in Zurich (ticker symbol METN) and employs over 5,000 employees in some 20 countries.
Since Zugorama Singapore began operation in late 2018, V-ZUG Singapore has quickly gained recognition from consumers and professionals alike. Accolades such as the Best Kitchen Appliances Award 2019 from leading luxury magazine Singapore Tatler and Luxury Home Appliances Award 2019 from the Society of Interior Designers Singapore attest to the quality of V-ZUG products, their outstanding service and luxury brand positioning.
Newly-opened at Scotts Square, V Dining is the first ever Modern-European fine dining restaurant by V-ZUG, features gastronomic creations by Chef Ryan Clift, Global Ambassador of V-ZUG, and Culinary Director at V Dining; and Head Chef, Lee Jing Peng. culinary menu is prepared using professional-level kitchen appliances designed for homes by Swiss market leader, V- ZUG. V Dining is the brand’s first restaurant in the world designed to demonstrate the quality and competence of its appliances to gastronomes.
"I became the global ambassador for V-ZUG in January 2017 and has been involved in the menu development and product launches for the brand with other global ambassadors. It is a great honour to be working with them as V-ZUG's appliances feature one of the best technologies in the market. I love working with technology, it allows me to do what I do, thus the better the technology, the better I become,” says Ryan Clift, Culinary Director, V Dining.
V-ZUG produces household appliances for the kitchen and wardrobe in the heart of Switzerland – Zug. The Combi-Steamers from V-ZUG made for private households, have such precise humidity, temperature, and steam generation control, which enable it to be used in the best professional restaurants and hotels, or even by private chefs for royalties and dignitaries around the world.
On the concept behind the restaurant, Chef Ryan says “Alberto Bertoz, Managing Director of International Division at V-ZUG AG is a visionary. As part of the pursuits to making the brand even better, he had an idea to create a fully functioning restaurant with the household appliances. I took it as a challenge and V Dining was conceptualised, designed, and created for V-ZUG and for gastronomes to experience.”
Diners get a choice from two-course and three-course set menus, and a five-course Chef Selects menu for lunch, served with complimentary petit fours, priced at S$48++, S$60++, and S$90++, respectively. For dinner, V Dining offers a four-course menu at S$138++, and a six-course menu at S$168++. Wine pairing option is available for an even more immersive and extensive dining experience.
In this fast-paced and ever-changing food and beverage scene in Singapore, Chef Ryan Clift believes he has found a model that works. Lunch and dinner menus will see a change every one or two months, with dishes that feature classical gastronomy, with a modern twist and fun approach that are priced fairly.
A first in Singapore and Southeast Asia, internationally-acclaimed photographer, Ron Greve, features his photography series “In Relation & Motion”, decorating the walkway into the cosy dining room at V Dining. The main focal points for his work are on conceptual, culinary, and portrait photography which can be seen in this series on display at V Dining.
Through innovative permutations of flavours and textures from around the world, every meal at V Dining is an unparalleled gastronomic experience.
Dancing Fish, the award-winning Malay-Indo restaurant in Kuala Lumpur that is listed in CNN Travel 2017's 'Top 20 Restaurants' has set foot on Singapore with their newly-opened restuarant, Dancing Fish Signature in TANGS, Tang Plaza.
Their priorities at Dancing Fish; bringing their patrons enjoyable and extensive flavours in their dishes through meticulous cooking methods with the freshest and finest ingredients, without added MSG and preservatives. Revel in their chefs’ diligence in curating a unique taste in each of their dishes, as sauces are made tirelessly from scratch. They have more than 15 different types of sambals and sauces to date and they will not stop at that!
Rooted since 2010 in Bangsar, Dancing Fish has been known as the treasure trove of Malay-Indo cuisine in Kuala Lumpur. To date, they have won multiple awards such as the “Rising Star” Platinum Business Award, bestowed by the SME Association of Malaysia in 2016, two Gold Awards for “Best Home Grown Restaurant” in 2014 and 2017’s Kuala Lumpur Mayor’s Tourism Awards, aside from being shortlisted as one of Asia’s Top 20 Restaurants and one of the Top 500 Asia’s Finest Restaurants in the 2013’s Miele Guide.
One of the biggest names in fashion, Giorgio Armani translates his sense of fashion and his aesthetic vision into the world of fragrances, make-up and skincare. Be one of the first in Singapore to experience the Armani Beauty line and the world of Armani which is available exclusively at Tangs, Tang Plaza.
Tailored to perfection and offered in sleek and luxurious containers and packaging, the innovative make-up formulas from Giorgio Armani seduce even the most demanding women.
Jinjo is a modern Japanese Sumiyaki concept by the Les Amis Group that focuses on the Japanese art of grilling. It is also where traditional Japanese fare is presented with a contemporary spirit. The restaurant is helmed by veteran washoku sous-chef Makoto Saito.
Japanese charcoal-grilling mastery is celebrated through a prefecture focused menu. Cooked over handcrafted charcoal, prime seasonal ingredients, which have been painstakingly sourced from all over the Japan, are imbued with a delicious smokiness and transformed into delectable dishes.
The dining experience at Jinjo is completed by a selection from our extensive sake menu. Curated specially to match the taste profile of Jinjo’s sumiyaki items, the list is also a representation of the best from the different prefectures of Japan.
The cocktails here are inspired by popular local dishes such as laksa and chicken rice.
Amrith, means nectar of immortality in Sanskrit.
The glasshouse bar is an extension of the Song of India restaurant and run by beverage consultancy, BarSmiths.
Their Hainanese Chicken Rice concotion ($26) is made with a fat-washed rye that takes on the flavours of garlic, ginger, shallots and sesame oil, a ginger liqueur and calamansi juice. The drink is served with a little side of chilled, Hainanese steamed chicken that is sprayed with a fragrant sesame and shallot oil.
GROHE, the world’s leading brand in sanitary fittings, opens its first fully-owned and operated flagship store in Asia today.
Located in the heart of Singapore’s main shopping belt, GROHE SPA aims to raise the bar in delighting and inspiring designers and consumers with a showcase of GROHE’s most innovative water technologies. Covering over 6,000 square feet on two levels, visitors are invited to learn about the design inspiration behind GROHE’s award-winning collections and experience “Pure Freude an Wasser” (Pure Joy of Water).
GROHE collections and products star in many of the world’s most luxurious spas and hotels. The store has recreated seven of these luxurious bathroom suites – each telling a unique design story and testifying to architects’, designers’ and developers’ preference for the brand. Consumers can walk through the bath sanctuaries to get inspired and learn more about the different products featured so as to create their personal hydrotherapy at home.
To experience the different shower sprays, GROHE SPA features live water areas where visitors can experience first-hand GROHE’s DreamSpray® technology. Consumers can also try GROHE’s Minta Touch in the live kitchen area where the tap can be turned on and off with a touch of the arm, leaving hands free to handle food in the kitchen.
Enhancing the brick-and-mortar experience, the store is equipped with smart technologies that help consumers and designers visualise and plan their selections. Tapping on virtual reality (VR) technology, GROHE SPA has a built-in Shower Configurator where consumers can customise their preferred shower system and experience how it comes together in function and design before making a purchase. Putting on a VR headset, consumers see their selections brought to life via projections to experience their shortlisted choices, all without actually getting wet.
Understanding that product information is key in purchase consideration, the store has implemented the use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to enable immediate access via a mobile device. Visitors can learn more about each product displayed and get detailed specifications as they walk through the store, tagging products and emailing the desired information to themselves immediately. Alternatively, they can also project their selections onto a 40-inch interactive touchscreen display interface to better understand each product and view how products have been used in hotel and housing projects from around the world.
Welcoming both designers and consumers, GROHE SPA’s first Asia flagship store will be opened to the public from 9 March.
Tarte By Cheryl Koh has relocated to level 2 of Shaw Centre. It used to be just a takeaway tart shop and it is now a new patisserie with a dining area. Enjoy the sweet creations by Asia’s Best Pastry Chef in 2016.
At the new 1,100 sq ft space, you will uncover a cosy 30-seater dining area and an expanded menu featuring a curated selection of beverages, as well as tantalising sweet and savoury treats.
One of life’s greatest gastronomic indulgences can be found at Tarte by Cheryl Koh, a spin-off by the Les Amis Group with Les Amis restaurant’s pastry chef Cheryl Koh, which opened in April 2015. In a span of a year, Chef Cheryl was awarded ‘Asia’s Best Pastry Chef’ in the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants awards in 2016.
Uya Singapore at Wheelock Place is a 90-seater restaurant which specialises in grilled live unagi (freshwater eels). It’s opened by the people behind Koji restaurant at Pickering Street, which is known for its chirashi don.
Uya is a local collaboration with an experienced unagi distributor from Nagoya, Japan.
The eels are sourced from both Japan & Taiwan and transported live to Singapore, where they are prepared daily in the restaurant and grilled over binchotan charcoal.
There is a glass panel at the front of the restaurant where you can watch the chefs in action.
Founded 160 years ago, Hédiard has been specializing in the art of surprising all gift recipients since and assisting thoughtful givers. Hédiard invites you to a new gourmet gifts retail experience at “LE KIOSQUE” located at Scotts Square!
Soak up a Parisian ambience while shopping among the tempting merchandise. At LE KIOSQUE, the discerning shopper can make selections in person for all sorts of made-to-order gifts, from the smaller stocking-filler item to an overflowing hamper. Guided by knowledgeable staff, you can shop confidently from tried and trusted Hédiard good items, perhaps daring to branch out into hitherto unknown flavours and products.
The art of presentation is not overlooked:
Hédiard’s signature shades of red and black set off every gift, in the form of immaculately put-together boxes secured with perfectly-tied bows. With convenient daily opening hours of 11.00am to 9.30 pm, LE KIOSQUE is set to be the go-to destination for seasonal and year-round French fare. But whether ordering online or in person at the store, customers benefit from same-day delivery throughout Singapore. The pleasure of the Hédiard experience is not just for Christmas; rather, these sumptuous gourmet delights presented in all their splendour, à-la-Française, create a memorable impression to last the whole year long!
Known for its cosmetic products and skincare oils, cult Japanese beauty brand THREE will launch its store & spa at TANGS at Tang Plaza on 15 September.
Other than their many retail points in Japan, you can also find THREE in countries like Malaysia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, Indonesia and Thailand.
Based on the notion that the mind, body & skin are inseparable, THREE proposes a holistic regimen to bring out one's beauty. Supercharged with the powerful effects of essential oils and plant-based ingredients, THREE products actively support the skin by boosting its natural mechanism to enhance its beauty.
THREE believes that true beauty lies in living with a positive, open attitude, respecting both the precious blessings of the nature and oneself as a part of it.
Lady M® Confections, the landmark New York cake boutique has brought their distinct style and world-famous Mille Crêpes to Scotts Square.
The new 56-seat boutique at Scotts Square is Lady M's 4th boutique in Singapore, joining existing outlets at Orchard Central, South Beach Avenue and Westgate.
Along with the opneing of Lady M Scotts Square is the debut of the Rose Mille Crêpes. Featuring the delicate flavours of rose and creme layered between paper-thin handmade crêpes, garnished with rose jelly and edible rose petals. the Rose Mille Crêpes is the perfect pairing with an artisanal tea.
Established in 1873, Niessing is a German award winning jeweller in contemporary jewellery design, celebrated for its legacy in cutting-edge innovative craftsmanship that has always been ahead of time.
Niessing perfects the art of romance and the sacred bond of marriage with its impressive suite of engagement rings, wedding bands and finest hand-crafted jewellery, including Red Dot winning designs.
Today, Niessing is one of the world’s leading names in contemporary jewelry design and they expect a whole lot from their jewelry. Jewelry has to express individuality. It has to fit the present and be timeless, too.
Luxury French perfume house, Fragrance Du Bois, has relocated its Singapore flagship boutique from The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, to the heart of the Orchard Road shopping district at Scotts Square.
Fragrance Du Bois is a niche, luxury perfume house born from the richest essences of nature, crafted by fifth generation perfumers, from the 17th century French traditions of Grasse. At the heart of all Fragrance Du Bois' creations is its signature Oud that exudes the ultimate in luxury, being both distinctive and unique. All the Oud used by Fragrance Du Bois is produced on its own sustainably managed plantations, and is guaranteed to be ethically and sustainably sourced.
Fragrance Du Bois' boutique at Scotts Square boasts an 807 ft2 retail space, with a new layout, but with the familiar and signature black and gold interior design that characterises the brand's ethos of recreating the grandeur and ambience of a classic Parisian salon.
Created to arouse and stimulate sensory perceptions in the individual, a brand-new VIP area is being introduced in the new boutique, in which guests will be invited to immerse themselves in the unique experience of a personalised consultation with a fragrance expert. Fragrance Du Bois' in-house perfumers will guide clients through the fascinating world of niche perfumery, and will enable a client to capture his or her imagination by recommending a blend of perfumes that will express the individual's unique personality.
Organic Hair Professional is one of the first few hair salons in Singapore to introduce organic specialised hair services. Today, it is a reputable lifestyle salon chain that takes a holistic approach to hair care by inspiring and sharing with their clients on ways to restore their hair and scalp to the best condition with products and treatments that contain natural and organic-certified ingredients. Their colour & dye formulas are enriched with natural, organic and biodynamic active ingredients.
Serving up primarily Hong Kong-style Chinese cuisine, Lucky8 Restaurant aims to provide Singapore diners with a unique culinary experience.
Their Executive Chef, Chef Tse Kit, has more than 26 years of research accomplishments in Hong Kong-style cuisine. He was the chef behind the scenes of luxury cruises in Hong Kong, Singapore’s Marriott Hotel, and Singapore’s Capella Hotel. He is also the founding chef of Hong Kong’s Jin Man Ting restaurant which has a total of 13 branches.
Chef Tse Kit’s 26 years of cooking journey saw him receiving numerous recognition and praise from well-known personalities and celebrities. He served his creations to business magnates like Mr Li Ka-Shing, Mr Stanley Ho and as well as former Singapore Prime Minister, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew. Under the leadership of Chef Tse Kit, the carefully recruited team at Lucky 8 will bring you the best culinary experience.
Kakure is the new arrival at the Scotts 29 lifestyle enclave and will appeal to fans of sake. Dim lighting, a cozy wooden top bar and plush leather seats add to the sexiness of this bar housed on top of contemporary Japanese restaurant Ki-Sho. The sake list (arguably the largest in Singapore, with over 50 labels) is the love child of in-house sake sommeliers John and Makoto along with Ki-Sho's head chef Kazuhiro Hamamoto.
Other than bringing in small handcrafted sakes that you probably can't find anywhere else in Singapore, each of the sakes on offer are only brought in once. A must-try is Kakure's house sake, the Tatenokawa Junmai Daiginjo, Nakadori Ki-âsho label which features a delicate aromatic brew with a fruity after taste. If you prefer something thats more soft and crisp, try the Kinshi Masamune, Matsuya Kyuubei Junmai Daiginjo label that features a fresh, clean aftertaste that goes easy on the palate. If you're up for something with a stronger punch, try the Fuurosen Junmaiginjo Nakagumi, Namazake Yamahai label that sees a more refined, robust taste that goes great with red meats like wagyu.
In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the iconic Tang Plaza building, TANGS’ flagship store, previously known as TANGS Orchard, has been officially renamed TANGS at Tang Plaza.
An icon of Singapore, TANGS is a leading player in the retail industry that has its fingers constantly on the pulse of the ever-changing consumer wants and trends.
With the flagship TANGS at Tang Plaza’s transformation completed, Singapore’s most distinctive and beloved shopping destination raises the bar in retail, stepping up its role as a curator of a spectrum of exciting Asian as well as international brands, and redefining the shopping experience with a refreshed store concept.