Paul & Shark is a complete luxury lifestyle sportswear brand beloved by people from all over the world still appreciating the Made-in-Italy value and the high performance of the technical materials used.
Their collections; Men, Ladies, Cadets and Accessories, are distributed through a network of more than 250 stores all over the world. The brand represents the distinctive mark for a clothing synonymous with freedom and casual wear, taking its inspiration from yachting.
The first to be designed was a sweater for the sea which was immediately identifiable thanks to its fresh and original packaging, the blue metallic "can", i.e. a metal tube used on boats as multi-functional container. The success of this unique product was the first step towards the creation of an entire collection of knitwear in water-repellent virgin wool, ideal for wearing at sea or on the seaside, or indeed anywhere out in the open.
Over the years the target has expanded greatly up to include other sports such as skiing and golf, as well as non-sportswear clothing.
The refreshed store covers almost 150 square meters, right in the entrance of Takashimaya. You will be able to enjoy their beautiful selection of crafted leather objects and stylish ready-to-wear collections.
The brand has been one of the world's leaders in the luxury goods sector since 1927. They are active in the creation, production and sale of shoes, leather goods, clothing, silk products and other accessories, as well as women's and men's perfumes. Their product range also includes eyewear and watches, manufactured by licensees.
Attention to uniqueness and exclusivity, with a perfect blend of style, creativity and innovation enriched by the quality and craftsmanship of the "Made in Italy" tradition, have always been the hallmarks of Salvatore Ferragamo.
The Vintage Room is a lounge serving small and great bites. Designed with an eclectic and cosy atmosphere, it is the new great vintage bar to hang out on Duxton.
Duxton has evolved into a place where you come to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and therefore look for a cozy, friendly and authentic atmosphere. The lounge complements that by introducing an Old World/School charm to reinforce the overall vibe of the location, bringing back the colloquial reminiscence. Coupled with creative cocktails by their Mixologist, plus the array of champagnes and wines, The Vintage Room will definitely be the sophisticated, yet new fun place to hang-out.
No less than 22 different vintage sparkling wines and champagnes are represented on the wine list, ranging from "Brut" to "RoseÌ" and "Blanc de Blancs". The lounge also features an eclectic selection of white and red wines from France, Italy, Lebanon, Portugal, Croatia, the United States, Argentina, New Zealand and Australia. Last but not least, one of the main highlights of the menu is the cocktails Classic; from Martini to Mojito "V" style and Sparkly, like Ginger Mimosa and Bellini, as well as some creative and challenging mixes such as Caesar Ritz with Elderflower Liquor and Caribbean Rose with Rose liquor and Cinzano Bianco.
Deliciae’s Group Executive Chef Damien Le Bihan offers an extensive selection of small bites and sharing plates to match with the friendly atmosphere and to complement your evening drinks.
The design concept revolves around an Old World vibe, refurbished furniture littered around the space, from door frames to lamp shades, lending an eclectic yet trendy atmosphere to the place. While keeping the customized tiles on the walls and bar with beautiful nymphs toting champagne bottles, interior designers The Stripe Collective not only placed raw iron crank tables outside, but also scattered Persian rugs across the floors inside. They suspended vintage Champagne posters on the walls after spending some time in antique shops in view to acquire an impressive collection of old-fashioned frames. It is designed with a homely eclectic feel, both in and outdoor.
Wine importer Estima Consulting has teamed up with chef Reine Sammut to share their passion for Mediterranean cuisine and wines of character.
Set in the heritage quarter of Chinatown, Provence offers a friendly and intimate journey through authentic Mediterranean cuisine. A former protégée of Reine Sammut at La Feniere restaurant in Southern France, Chef Julienne Rocca personally looks after each dish being prepared, using the finest ingredients to deliver plates full of intensity and disarming simplicity.
The wine selection at Provence is a tribute to France diversity in wine making with bottles from Burgundy, Champagne, Rhone and Bordeaux but also from the rising regions of Loire, Roussillon, Jura and Alsace. Some gems from Italy, Spain and New Zealand are also awaiting to be discovered.
With an open kitchen and a total seating capacity of 30 guests, including a private dining room for 12, the restaurant's experience is about conviviality.
For six generations, Loro Piana has been supplying the finest cashmere and wool fabrics to the most sophisticated and demanding clients. In doing so, Loro Piana has become the largest cashmere manufacturer and the biggest single purchaser of the world's finest wools.
For the last twenty years, by pursuing the same tradition of excellence, Loro Piana has been catering to the lifestyles of like-minded consumers with exclusive lines for men, women and children, along with home furnishing, accessories and gifts.
The brand's philosophy ensures timelessly elegant clothing, made exclusively in Italy using the skill and experience of time-honored craftsmanship. With each collection, quality is controlled from the selection of the best raw materials in the world to the final production and distribution through Loro Piana's own retail network. Today, Loro Piana designs can be found at more than 135 directly operated stores, and select wholesalers, across the world. Attention is given to every sartorial detail of every Loro Piana garment.
Loro Piana is renowned for using the finest fabrics, Loro Piana clothing has always been celebrated for wearability, functionality and comfort. Each garment reflects the art of fine craftsmanship, authentic quality and aesthetic excellence.
At every stage, Loro Piana combines traditional craftsmanship with advanced technology, always focusing on a single aim: the pursuit of quality.
Mamma Che Pasta is a new 100% Italian restaurant. Importing top quality ingredients directly from Italy and cooking traditional Italian recipes.
They fill the niche between the Fine-Dining Italian restaurants and the typical localized fast-food chain Italian outlets. They are able to connect with artisan pasta makers from small villages in Italy. These pasta makers are long time family-run businesses dating back to the 19th century, keeping intact the traditional way of making pasta.
These artisans use the purest spring water and locally harvested grains, they employ the slow drying method to dry the pasta inside a small chamber for 40 hours (unlike industrial pasta which only takes 2 hours to dry), thus retaining the full flavor of the grain. This is then combined with the shaping method of the pasta using ancient tools such as the bronze thread, allowing the pasta to retain its natural rough texture.
The end result is that when the pasta is mixed with the sauce, you can literally see these two ingredients blending perfectly in a balanced harmony of taste.
The Black Label, which was the first to offer a bespoke butler service to connoisseurs of fine shirts and suits in Singapore, has opened its first flagship boutique at One Raffles Place Tower 2.
The term bespoke is a traditional term derived from when you would choose your type of fabric and the tailor would mark it as "be spoken for". It has since then become a traditional form of tailoring in which you get to have your own specified pattern and design based on your measurement and personal preference.
The Black Label is devoted to this age-old delicate craft as it aims to provide a unique luxury tailoring experience, marrying creative flair and an uncompromised attention to detail.
Apart from providing a personal shirt butler service, The Black Label’s distinctive feature, without a doubt, is the unparalleled quality of its suit and shirts. Using only the best of fabrics from the top mills of Italy, the products are crafted to the highest standard of quality and complemented with customized craftsmanship that exudes class and elegance.
The boutique also offers fashion consultancy services and a wide range of accessories to complement the perfect outfit. They carry made-to-measure shoes, limited edition diamond studded cufflinks and handmade belts to name a few.
Specialising in hand made personal leather accessories for men, Araldi 1930 is set to elevate the standards of quality leather goods in the market.
Established by the Pierpaoli brothers, Stefano and Luca who hail from the Lombardy region of Italy, the collection Araldi 1930 originated from the family’s heritage in high-quality saddle-making at the end of the 19th century. Araldi 1930 represents four generations of heritage in the making of luxury leather goods, with each generation striving to uphold the family’s tradition of high quality hand made craftsmanship paired with an unequivocal level of attention to detail.
Bearing ownership of a fully integrated manufacturing value-chain in the making of luxury leather goods, the Araldi 1930 collection has extended beyond its core line of men’s belts and small leather goods to include a coordinated range of beautifully crafted shoes, bags and travel goods, further enhancing the brand’s indulgent collection of personalised luxury leather accessories, giving you endless possibilities to define your individual style and preference.
Founded in Lyon in 1970, Zilli has been synonymous with the world of luxury menswear for its dedication to up keeping the traditional production of men’s clothing in France.
In their "atelier" in Lyon, their craftsmen are continually developing new techniques. When carefully worked and softened, crocodile leathers drape almost as beautifully as fabrics. Chinchilla cashmere combines a glossy finish with a unique feeling of softness. The 7-pleat tie is protected by a patent. To guarantee impeccable quality, their production processes are carried out exclusively in France and Italy.
Zilli builds contemporary elegance where excellence is crafted to exceptional levels. Creation and craftsmanship converge in order to showcase the most exceptional of materials in controlled quantities.
Being one of the first luxury brands for men to be awarded the label "Company of Heritage Lifestyle" in the category of "High Craft and Ready-to-Wear clothing", the prestigious testimony to Zilli is a mark of its continued philosophy to producing the most luxurious apparels for discerning men.
#B2-227/228 Canal Level, The Shoppes at Marina BaySands, 2 Bayfront Avenue
With a contemporary bright and cosy design, Wine Connection has turned its old “Deli” into a splendid new Cheese Bar.
Available for both take-away and dine-in, a selection of over 40 matured farm cheeses is air-flown from Europe twice a month. You will find classics, such as Brie de Meaux, Saint Nectaire, Roquefort or Comte, from France, but also Parmiggiano Reggiano and Gorgonzola from Italy or Manchego from Spain, as well as some regional specialties: Swiss Tete de Moine, French Epoisses, or Sicilian Pecorino with black pepper.
Their a la Carte platters offer the option to create your own platter, selecting 3 to 7 items from their chef’s weekly selection, served with a crusty bread basket and assorted condiments.
If you are craving for more than “just” cheese, you won’t be disappointed with their giant salads and home-made tartines. The Camembert & Sautéed apples salad will pair perfectly with a glass of fresh Riesling, or the Flamiche tartine: Leek, Reblochon and Parma ham on a toasted slice of wholemeal bread.
Have a try at their traditional French Raclette with a modern twist. Melting cheese over potatoes & cold cuts, served with a side salad and traditional condiments.
They serve over 250 wines exclusively imported directly from vineyards around the world, a nice selection of over 20 wines by the glass and 8 beers from Belgium and Germany.
Estheva has opened a new spa institute at Raffles Hotel Arcade. The name Estheva has a simple, yet luxuriant meaning: a place where life is always beautiful and rejuvenating, where one achieves a balance of mind, body and spirit.
They are one of the most beautiful luxury day spas in this part of the world. Located just by The Lawn, which offers a rare touch of lush greenery in the busy Central Business District and just a few minutes’ leisurely walk to the F1 Night Race circuit and convention centres.
Estheva is inspired by the natural thermal spas of Southern Italy. It merges the pursuits of beauty and wellness in truly conducive surroundings. The Spa has continually garnered well- deserved accolades and numerous awards. Such as Winner of Singapore's Top Luxury Day Spa (from 2006 to 2012).
The spa's most popular item is the Celebrity Peel, a highly refined anti- aging facial treatment. Inspired by a technique much revered by celebrities in Hollywood, Celebrity Peel has a regular female client following from as far as New York. The Ultimate Scrub Package is another highly popular treatment. This includes an exotic Personalised Scrub (with 12 different scrubs to choose from), an invigorating HydroBath (tailored according to body type) and a revitalising Body Massage. This package offers you the option of indulging in 12 different scrubs, one each month for a year.
The above are just a few of the 128 body treatments and 18 exclusive luxurious facials available at Estheva Spa. Other highly popular treatments include Sparomatic Detox package, Ice Tonic Express treatment (for Slimming), OxyAromatic Seaweed wrap, Swiss Very Whitening treatment, Sparomatic Mineral mask with Face-Gym massage, and Ultimate Eye face chest which uses Marine DNA and Vitamins A, C and E.
#01-30/31 Raffles Hotel Arcade, 328 North Bridge Road
The Thai fashion label FlyNow has just reopened at Raffles Hotel Arcade, in a much larger space with a new bag range.
The revamped FlyNow boutique showcases the brand’s premium ready-to-wear line FlyNow Black Label and the demi-couture and bespoke line, spread over just shy of 1,000 sq ft.
The brand has been celebrated for its avant-garde design, sophisticated femininity and refined tailoring. Every single piece is created by the expertise and painstaking technique of Thai dressmakers.
Established in 1983 by founder Somchai Songwattana, who was only 20 years old at the time, the brand has evolved to become one of Thailand's most established fashion houses and internationally recognized labels. The success of the label is also driven by principle designer Chamnan Pakdeesuk who has been with the house since high school. FlyNow was invited to present its collection at London Fashion Week in 1996, and was acclaimed by the international press as one of the top five designers of the season. The participation brought the house to the peak of international fashion. Today FlyNow collections are available at major destinations including London, New York, Italy, Spain, Ireland, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore.
It has over 60 outlets in Thailand and is now sold in over 200 stores globally; the FlyNow boutique in Singapore is its first international stand-alone store.
Their collection of leather bags and small leather goods are reasonably priced, offering more choices alongside the premium FlyNow leather hand-crafted bag range.
#02-30 Raffles Hotel Arcade, 328 North Bridge Road
Drawing on the experience of the owners in the region around Valencia, with a team of Catalan and Valencian professionals in the kitchen, Los Primos serves an array of more than 30 inviting traditional tapas. Some of the Classics to be mentioned: Patatas Bravas (roasted potatoes with a mildly spicy tomato sauce), Croquetas (deep-fried croquettes filled with either mixed seafood blend, ham or minced chicken), Gambas al Ajillo (sizzling prawns with fresh roasted garlic), Pulpo a la Gallega (think slices of octopus, fresh potatoes, extra virgin olive oil and a dash of paprika), Selection of Spanish cold cuts like Iberico, Serrano ham, Chorizo and Lomo (cured pork). And some Chef’s creations, like Salted Cod in a bell peppers and onion sauce or Huevo Estrellado (potatoes, a couple of slices of roasted ham and a soft-yolk fried egg splashed all over in a traditional pan).
The wine list spans good labels from Spain, Italy, Chile and Argentina. Most bottles are imported directly by the owners, offering wines usually not available in Singapore. Sangria is made with Spanish Bobal red wine, Cointreau, Vermouth, Brandy and lots of zesty fruit, served in traditional clay-pot jugs.
Los Primos not only has a great Spanish food menu, but also an extensive selection of beverages. Behind the long, hand-crafted bar counter, adorned with original Iberian tiles, two expert mixologists prepare cocktails and shots to perfection, ensuring all tastes for drinks can be satisfied.
The restaurant is decorated with furniture and ornaments imported on purpose from Valencia, giving the whole place a warm, cozy, and at the same time, lively feel. The walls are scattered with prints and paintings of many aspects of Spanish life. The lights of its beautiful chandeliers are dimmed and the terrace has a few sought-after tables which seem to be just the perfect spot for people-watching in Club Street.
An extreme rarity in Singapore, Los Primos offers a "late night menu" which encompasses a good selection of hot and cold tapas, cheeses and cold cuts, until closing time: and extended to 2.00am on Fridays and Saturdays.
Headed by Executive Chef Valentino and assisted by his mother, Alma, in the kitchen and father, Gianpiero, and brother-in-law, Alberto, at the dining area, this Ristorante takes pride in serving authentic Italian cuisine in the most Italian way.
The new restaurant at Grandstand Shopping Mall maintains the feel of the old restaurant and is furbished very much like an Italian home to create a relaxing and cosy ambience. It can now house up to 100 people and includes an indoor bar/lounge and an alfresco drinking bar.
Check out their large variety of antipasto, pizza and pasta on the menu. Other than the ‘must-try’ special thin crust pizza that tastes exactly like those from Italy, the Executive Chef brings in fresh seafood from Italy.
Home to various functions and events, the private dining room can cater specially for functions or events for groups of up to 45 people. The room can be further divided into three private rooms to accomodate 10 to 16 people.
Helmed by the Tuscan chef Francesco Mansani, the 82 seater restaurant has been drawing a steady stream of meat lovers. The wood-paneled walls and leather chairs bring a masculine vibe to the place.
Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse has a simple plan, to offer a steak like no other: the perfect Bistecca alla Fiorentina, a charcoal-grilled steak that is tasty, tender and so finely textured that it melts like butter in your mouth.
The 1st step is the perfect beef, from Australia. Their exclusive Wagyu-cross is organic-fed under the highest fine texture, with a high (not to high), marble score; all achieved without sacrificing flavour, ideal for a thick-cut steak experience.
Secondly their beef is dry-aged to intensify the flavour and finally cooked over a wood fired grill in the traditional Tuscan method, to create a steak that is simply the perfect balance of taste, texture and tenderness.
With over 60 years of High Jewelry history, seduction, goldsmith excellence, creativity, magic and passion, including a double turnover in the past 5 years, the historic Capri brand of fine jewellery and one of the most successful ‘Made in Italy’ gemstone stories, Chantecler, has a new luxury boutique in the prestigious Scotts Square Singapore called Home.
The brand was a favourite amongst the elegant and aristocratic Hollywood beauties from past to present including Ingrid Bergman, Audrey Hepburn and Jacqueline Kennedy. It was created by Salvatore Aprea in 1947 and has stayed in the family since then.
Their new concept boutique is meticulously studied and fashioned by the Maison in collaboration with the Italian architect Baciocchi to recreate the extraordinary ambiance of the Dolce Vita in Capri.
Inspired by a bourgeoisie lounge from Capri house in the fifties, the interior, fashioned by the trademark coral-coloured fabric, exact copies of the armchairs used in the 18th century San Carlo Theatre in Naples, original antique furniture, exquisite tallboys and cozy sitting room welcomes guests with the same warm and joyful Capri hospitality as all of its boutiques worldwide, distant from the stiff formalism of the jewellery world.
They believe in the importance of the beauty of the precious gemstones. They have an array of fun, exquisite jewellery. Their unique pieces, paired with the authentic history and tradition of the Chantecler brand, will definitely appeal to you, if you appreciates the finer details in life.
The value of Italian manufacture and the quality of craftsmanship are details the Aprea’s family guarantees in designing these pleasurable jewelry collection.
The Chantecler boutique in Scotts Square Singapore joins the flagship boutiques in Capri and in Milan, Cortina and Tokyo and over 130 selected jewellery shops in Italy and in the most exclusive locations around the world, such as Palm Beach, Monaco, Vienna, Zurich, Geneva, Beirut, Istanbul and Moscow.
The Godfather does not trifle with quality, especially in the creation of the world's finest gelato. Advocating luxurious indulgence, his spirit of perfection drove his men the world over in search of top quality ingredients to craft a gloriously palatable gelato.
Pioneering gelato so unique is not a job for the faint of heart, yet its rewards remain substantial. Having mastered usage of Alfero Gelato's all-natural imported ingredients, the Godfather looks on in satisfaction as you entertain your guests in his humble indoor and outdoor seating quarters.
“One evening, we sat at a small restaurant that served the best truffle sandwiches in Italy. Whilst sipping our wine and nibbling on the divine sandwiches, we commented that there was nothing like this in Singapore. We thought it would be a dream to open a place like it. I think it was that very moment that sparked our passion for truffles and the desire to create Casa Tartufo.
Then we went to Piedmont on a two-week trip. There, we met ‘trifolai’ — truffle hunters — and spent a night with them and their dogs, searching for the ‘golden mushroom’. We also enjoyed making bids at the truffle auction. During the trip, we made very good and important contacts with the local suppliers. We also visited many wineries in search of the authentic taste of Piedmont wine, without the high prices of the most known Barolo and Barbaresco. All these years of working in F&B had given me the chance to be acquainted with numerous passionate wine-makers, and it was wonderful to introduce Tammy to them. We had a good time eating and drinking together with them whilst talking about our common passions: food and wine, naturally.
A few months later, we decided to take a big leap of faith and put our hearts and souls into the conceptualisation of our shared dream: Casa Tartufo. With Casa Tartufo, we aim to be the reference for truffles in Southeast Asia, trading the finest ingredients from Italy, France and the rest of the world, in order to give our guests the best products at the best prices all year round. I hope that you will enjoy tasting a piece of our story.”
Born in Marsala, Italy, which is famous for the sweet wines named after the city, Alex has always been passionate about food and wine. His interest naturally led him into the F&B industry, kick-starting a 20-year career that has taken him all over the world. Alex is a professional sommelier and holds a Masterâs degree in hospitality management from Cornell University. He was also a finalist for the Best Restaurant Manager and Sommelier at the 2009 World Gourmet Summit.
Today, armed with his extensive F&B experience, passion, drive and enthusiasm, as the owner of Casa Tartufo, Alex will oversee the restaurantâs operations, leading a dedicated team of chefs and waiters to display the highest level of professionalism, and deliver the best possible food and service to his guests. Alexâs life and business partner, Tammy Boh, is a banker-turned-restaurateur. She takes care of the finances and marketing whilst assisting in the daily operations. She brings the feminine touch into the restaurant.
Alex and Tammy were inspired by the classic, homely and warm feel of restaurants typical of Milan, Turin and Florence and wanted to recreate the same authenticity in Casa Tartufo Singapore. Taking inspiration from classic Italian chic, chandeliers, soft-style lamps and characteristic wooden chairs add a touch of distinct sophistication. The authentic Italian décor is also extended to the bar, where the patterned marble floor was specially recreated to resemble that of Alex’s grandmother’s house, creating for customers a warm, inviting feeling of being an honoured guest in an Italian home.
For Canali "Made in Italy" aren't just words on a label, but the outcome of a long-standing tradition in which culture and history are interwoven with style and taste, in the quest for excellence, professionalism, quality and reliability.
Which is why all Canali collections are produced by the company in the seven production centres it owns, all in Italy, each specialising in one particular type of product, to guarantee that every garment is perfect, because they are made by highly skilled craftsmen, well-versed in the tradition of fine tailoring, who constantly strive to achieve the utmost in quality. Specializing in men's clothes this new store at Paragon will be a must destination for men who want to shop for quality.