Bangkok January 23rd 2013
Flynow Fashion Party Bi Chalai Collection V64 First Anniversary ZUMA Cocktail Creations
Bei Otto Weinstube Snoop Dogg in Bangkok
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L'art de Marsi @ Queens Gallery. Exhibition of oil paintings by H.S.H. Princess Marsi Sukhumbhand Paribatra. Until February 26th. Live Jazz Nightly @ Black. Idrees and Friends + Jerry Byrd Quartet. Fugu Season @ Kamon Japanese Restaurant, The Sukosol. Siamese Seafood Sensation @ Saffron, Banyan Tree Hotel. The Finest of Meats and the Best of Wines @ La Tavola, Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel (until February 28). Food By Flavour @ Bed Supperclub. Until February 5th. Wine Fiesta @ GLOW Pratunam. Plus bar snacks. Lobster Thai Style @ Celadon Thai Restaurant, The Sukhothai. Throughout January. Lustrous Burrata @ Jojo Italian Restaurant, The St. Regis. Throughout January. Dumpling Delight @ Primavera, The Sukosol. Until January 31. A northern Italy specialty: bacon dumplings with creamy mushroom soup, accompanied by a crispy side salad. In Spite of Order @ H Gallery. New Work by Sopheap Pich. Curated by Brian Curtin. December 6th January 27th. Fish Market @ Latest Recipe, Le Meridien Bangkok. A seafood extravaganza, throughout January. Draught Beer and BBQ Promotion @ Two Forty Eight Café & Bar. Throughout January. Dim Sum Promotion @ Bai Yun, Banyan Tree Hotel. Chinese Delicacies on the 60th floor. Throughout January. Abandon/Decay @ Kathmandu Photo Gallery. A photographic exhibition by Liam Morgan. 11th January 24th February. Drawings by Pratuang Emjaronen @ Sombat Permpoon Gallery. 4th January 4th March. Breakthrough @ Neilson Hays Library. A painting exhibition by four women. January 8th February 3rd. Pasta Parade @ Luna Sky Garden Cafe, GLOW Pratunam. Everyday from 11am 1am until January 31st, 2013. Special price at only THB 250 net per person (meal + wine or beer). Page 2 www.bangkokscene.com
Zumas New Cocktail Creations Zuma Japanese Restaurant at the St. Regis in Bangkok has implemented four new cocktail creations to bring some zest to 2013. Using Japanese liquors and fresh ingredients, the four are additions to an already creative cocktail menu that is available daily at lunch and dinner. Photos by Paul Hutton.
Clockwise, from left, are: Tokyo Dream (Vanilla Infused Suntory Kakubin Whisky, Umeshu, Premium Dry Sake, Lemon Sorbet and Fresh Lime), Mandarin Fizz (Broker's Gin, Iichiko Mugi Shochu, Fresh Mandarin, Mandarin Sorbet and Fresh Apple, Topped with Ginger Ale), Old Fashioned Orange Habit (Black Nikka Whisky, Umeshu, Candied Orange and a Hint of Almonds) and Yuzu and Mandarin Cosmopolitan (Grey Goose Citron, Fresh Yuzu and Mandarin, with a Touch of Cranberry).
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Wednesday January 23rd Spank Me Wednesdays @ Cafe Democ. The Silom nightspot introduces a naughty new theme night. Burlesque Wednesdays @ Levels. Capture the spirit of Burlesque with live performances from some of Bangkok's best dancers. Sexy outfits and scantilyclad young ladies. Super Foxes Ladies Night @ Bash. Belted, buckled and Booted! Glitch Wednesday @ Glow. With DJ Oum and Guests. Minimal / House / Techno / Electro Above Eleven Ladies Night @ Above Eleven. Salsa Music and fifty percent discount for ladies drinks. Wednesday Acoustic Jam Session @ Beer Vault. Featuring Vvienna and Band. Every Wednesday from 8pm Unplugged @ The Pintsman. Featuring Jay and his guitar. Every Wednesday. High Heels and Lipstick Night @ Platinum Lounge, Novotel Bangkok Platinum Hotel. Every Wednesday. Block Party Ladies Night @ Q Bar. Every Wednesday. Ladies Free entry all night plus a free drink. Barrio Latino @ Nest Rooftop. Every Wednesday. Latino inspired music and cocktails. Sax in the City @ Decanter, St. Regis. Every Wednesday. Sip celebrated wines and listen to smooth saxophone. Lobby Party @ Sofitel So. Every Wednesday the only lobby party in town, with two for one drinks and the latest sounds from guest DJs. The longest happy hour in town! Thai Teriffic @ Koi. All Thai Djs every Wednesday.
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Thursday January 24th Wine 'n' Dine @ Barsu, Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit. Monthly wine Tasting. This month: E&J Gallo winery, California. Futureboogie Recordings @ Bed Supperclub. Movers and Shakers @ W Bangkok. After party at Woobar. Prohibition Jazz Night @ 25 Degrees, Pullman Bangkok Hotel G. Musical Concept by Dennis Frost @ Glow. Vacancy #5 @ Apoteka Lux. This time Vacancy moves to a new venue. Ambar Ladies Night @ Four Point by Sheraton. Prosecco buy 1 get 1. DJ Queen P @ Playground, Pullman Bangkok Hotel G. Every Thursday from 6pm 10pm, with a happy hour two for one promotion until 8pm Ritual Thursdays @ Q Bar. Make Thursday nights a ritual at Q Bar. Thursday Live! Nest Rooftop presents Johnny O and Tapanee Manaves Indie, Pop, R n B Beatbox etc. Vibetown @ Route 66. Every Thursday mayhem, sexy people, unlimited drinks and offthewall jammin beats & four DJs. Too Sexy Thursday @ Levels. Every Thursday Three Free Drinks for Ladies before Midnight. Oysters and Wine @ Manhattan Bar, JW Marriott. Come every Thursday for oyster and wine lovers with a live DJ. UB Rising @ Bash. Each and every Thursday night the UB Radio crew will be showcasing their stable of cutting edge DJs. Special this week: Malente UB Rising Special CM2 Ladies Night @ Novotel Bangkok On Siam Square. Now Every Monday and Thursday. Pintsman Privileges @ The Pintsman. Ladies Night Every Thursday. Tokyo Lights @ Koi Fashion Lounge. Every Thursday electro, deep and tech house. Massive Thursday @ Narz. Get Five Free Drinks Before Midnight. DJ Nut, MC Coga, DJ Don and DJ Champ. Ladies free entry. La Mode Special @ Mixx. Models Night models card for free drinks. Demo Models Party @ Demo, Thonglor. Every Thursday. Page 5 www.bangkokscene.com
Chocks Away! Flynow Takes Off With Trendy Launch Party at Siam Center Flynow staged a cocktail party and fashion show at their well stocked stores at the recently reopened Siam Center on January 16th. Sitting on the third floor, the famous fashion brand now showcases its wares through outlets such as Flynow lll and Bi Chalai. Gliding in between the stores and surprised shoppers were models wearing the latest designs. Flynow group founder Somchai Songwatana was chief guest among the dignitaries for the event, which was also attended by some of Bangkoks top celebrities. Words and photos by Paul Hutton.
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Friday January 25th
Dub War: The Battle of Bass @ Cafe Democ. DJ Nakadia @ Glow. Nakadia all night long: 5 hour exclusive set. The House of Bash @ Bash. House and techno with DJ Mikey Mike. One Touch @ Nest. Direct from France to the hip rooftop. Manga @ Koi Fashion Lounge. Every Friday featuring DJ Birz and DJ Andre. Funky Fridays @ Leapfrog Rooftop Bar, Ramada Encore. Every Friday Featuring DJ Mello. Mon Cheri Models Night Special @ Narz. Every Friday. The latest models night in town. Hip Hop / RnB. Ladies Night @ MyBar, Dusit Thani Hotel. Stray Cat Fridays @ The Pintsman. Every Friday night journey back to the rockabilly rock of the 50s. Roctopussy @ Bash. DJ Octo is Roctopussy every Friday. A night of exotic espionage. Speakeasy Funky Friday @ Hotel Muse. B120 net house pour drinks every Friday. Thank God It's Friday! @ The Reflexions, Every Friday.
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Saturday January 26th Sideshow Kuts First Anniversary @ Nest Rooftop. Samutprakarn Sound: Lessons @ Grease. Montonn Jira and his special guests with the Samutprakarn Sound team. Limited capacity. The World Didn't End @ LED, RCA. Sungha Jung Live in Bangkok @ Aksra Theatre. Bass Culture @ Cafe Democ. Two rooms get you moving with Bangkoks bass music event. Three Men and The Dreamgirls @ Royal Paragon Hall. 26th & 27th. Australia Day @ Park Society, Sofitel So. Shades of Gray @ Glow. DJ Schwa is one half of the duo Shades of Gray and owner of the infamous Beef Records. DJ Fresh @ Bed Supperclub. One of the UK's dance music superstars. Disco Heaven @ Ambar, Four Points by Sheraton. Evolver @ Cafe Democ. Saturday Bass Culture Feat. DJ Dragon. Indian Fever @ Patummat Restaurant, The Sukosol. XXL @ Bed Supperclub. Size does matter, and Bed is supersizing their Saturday nights, with DJ Tech 12 raising the bar. Substance @ Bash. Every Saturday in the main room. With Darren Mac and Kimball Collins. Walk on the Wildside @ The Pintsman. Keep the party rolling with Wildside and a Beer Buffet every Saturday. Wine Buffet @ Decanter, St. Regis. Every Friday and Saturday. Free flow wines, cold cuts and antipasti.
Sunday January 27th Sunday Buffet Brunch. We have brunches galore in our weekly Events round up: Events Weekly King of Rock n Roll Elvis Presley @ Chalermkrung Royal Theatre. PTT Pattaya Open 2013 @ Dusit Thani Pattaya. 27th February 3rd. Sucka Free Sundays @ Q Bar. A regular Sunday institution. After Party @ Bash. Party hard at Sucka Free Sunday at Q Bar, then come to the late late after party! Dubstep Sundays @ Cafe Democ. Every Sunday an event that's played a huge part in the development of dubstep since day dot. Soundset Sundays @ Levels. Every Sunday on the terrace. Page 12 www.bangkokscene.com
Bi Chalai Proves to be a Stylish New Arrival A new name was launched on the fashion scene last week when Bi Chalai opened their concept store on the third floor of Siam Center. The new brand is part of the Flynow stable, and is aimed at young ladies who wish to appear sexy, trendy and very feminine, in what is described as an elegant classic style. All products in the range are limited editions, sold on a first come, first served basis, and early signs are that the shop is already a success. Even with a low key arrival, walk in customers have exceeded expectations, and the shop has already surpassed target levels for the first month. Bi Chalai joins Flynow, Flynow III, Garden Flynow and Know in the Flynow group, which has gone from strength to strength since inception 30 years ago. The company can now be found in well established international fashion centres such as Paris and London. Photos courtesy of Bi Chailai
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Just Chillin Senor Pico Re-Opening Fiesta at Rembrandt Hotel Photos by Paul Hutton
Words and photos by Paul Hutton
Snoop Dogg in Relaxed Mood Before Bangkok Concert Snoop Dogg held a press conference at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Bangkok on January 19th, ahead of the Thai leg of his 2013 concert tour. This was Snoop's first visit to the country and he arrived in Bangkok fresh from recording a song and a music video in Phuket. A new album is in the pipeline, titled Reincarnated, and it will be released in conjunction with a documentary movie and a book. In obviously relaxed mood, Snoop had spent the day shopping and taking in the sights of the city. Snoop Dogg topped the bill in the Together Festival at Bitec in Bangna, where he appeared alongside artists Justice, Max Vangeli, AN21 and Quintino.
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Photos by Paul Hutton
V64 First Anniversary Party Bangkok’s art community was out in force to celebrate the first anniversary of V64, the art studio that is now home to over 70 artists, all of them with fresh artworks especially prepared for the occasion.
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Soontree Hirunyanants studio was filled with fantasy creature creations.
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Movie of the Week
Jazzyfrank with Brian Simpson @ VIE Hotel, Bangkok. Movie by Paul Hutton, Bangkok Scene.
Chae Si Ra Visits Bangkok for Fashion Shoot at VIE Hotel.
VIE Hotel Bangkok led by Banthueng Talayarak (Left in the picture), Resident Manager of VIE Hotel Bangkok, recently gave a warm welcome to Chae Si Ra (Centre), the popular Korean Drama Actress whose last Korean Drama series was Five Fingers, during her visit for a magazine fashion shoot. She stayed in the hotels luxurious Grand Deluxe Room at VIE Hotel Bangkok at Ratchethewi. As shown in the picture from left to right: 1. Banthueng Talayarak Resident Manager of VIE Hotel Bangkok 2. Chae Si Ra the popular Korean Drama Actress 3. Nuntakorn Chang Marketing Media Executive of VIE Hotel Bangkok and V Villas Hua Hin
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Monday January 28th Salsa Bachata @ Leapfrog, Ramada Encore. Every Monday. Caliente! Caliente! With DJ Pepe. Free nachos, performances. CM2 Ladies Night @ Novotel Siam Square. Now every Monday and Thursday. The party that pampers ladies. Mouthwatering Sushi Mondays @ Benihana Japanese Steakhouse. Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort and Spa. Mojito Mondays @ Nest Rooftop. Buy One Get One Free! Choose from a delicious selection: Classic Mojito, Peach and Ginger Mojito, Hazelnut Mojito etc. Boom Box Mondays @ Q Bar. Hailing from the land of the rising sun DJ ToRu eases you into the week with some classic hip hop, both old and new! Free entry all night.
Tuesday January 29th Traffic Light Party @ Demo. Wear green if your single and down to friendship, yellow if youre willing to take risks and red if youre already good and taken. Michelin Star Guest Chef Jacques Barnachon Presents Culinary Feasts for All the Senses @ Reflexions, Plaza Athenee. Until Feb.2 Explicit Tuesdays @ Levels. Chill Out, Jazz, Deep House, House, Tech House with DJ Smiley, DJ Neil Thorpe, DJ Brandon Neville. Free entry. Italian Tuesdays @ Patummat International Buffet Restaurant, The Sukosol. Buffet dinner smorgasbord with an Italian theme. What The Fox! @ Leapfrog, Ramada Encore. Ladies Night with free flow red wine, mojitos and martinis B99 per glass net. Radiotron @ Q Bar. Midweek party hosted by Bangkoks favourite son and the coolest kid on the block, DJ Knatz. Flix Bkk Models Night @ Flix. Every Tuesday Flix welcomes all Bangkok models for a night of partying. Page 27 www.bangkokscene.com
Bei Otto’s New Weinstube
Martina Duffner and general manager Alexander Schillinger toast the success of the new Weinstube
Bei Otto in Sukhumvit 20 has expanded once more with the addition of a German Weinstube. Already home to an award winning restaurant, a catering service, a bakery, a delicatessen store and a German butchery, Bei Otto now features all the atmosphere of a homey German style wine bar. We have put a lot of effort in selecting each individual wine in order to be able to provide a wide range of exceptional, colourful wines to our guests, says General Manager, Mr. Alexander Schillinger. Our selection offers a series of wines from some of the most celebrated
vineyards in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and South Tirol to guarantee every visit becomes an experience you won't forget. The menu, created by Executive Chef Walter Pfluger, offers a small yet tasty selection of delicious treats designed to match the 30 plus featured wines. Wine lovers will be able to enjoy white wines such as Lenz Riesling DAC, Fred Loimer, Kamptal, Austria, the Nahestein Riesling Trocken, Diel, Nahe, Germany or the Pinot Grigio DOC Elena Walch, Alto Adige, South Tirol, just to name a few.
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Dome au chocolat
Reds on offer include unique experiences such as the Pinot Noir N Spaetburgunder, A. Kesseler, Rheingau, Germany, the Cabernet Pinot Barrique, Jürg Saxer, Thurgau, Switzerland or the Incognito, Philipp Khun, Pfalz, Germany. Austrian executive chef Walter Pfluger brings with him over 15 years experience in the restaurant business, including Executive Chef at Hotel Auracher Loechl, Kufstein, Sous Chef at Burg Hotel Oberlech, and Chef de Partie of the esteemed Gault Millau Restaurant Tiroler Weinstuben Brixlegg. Operating daily from 6pm to 11pm, the Weinstube at Bei Otto is serving guests for dinner, snacks or even just a drink.
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Scottish Smoked Salmon
Special Offers GLOW Pratunam presents the meeting and catering promotion Lets GLOW Meeting starting at only THB 850 net per person. Experience the colourful Glitter Meeting Room that can comfortably accommodate up to 200 guests. The meeting room features modern decorations, unique glittering and sparkling lights on the wall like stars, colour changeable chandeliers and the set up that will be suitable to your needs. Glitter Meeting Room is now ready for reservations and provides you with excellent service from our welltrained staff. Lets GLOW Meeting promotion is available from now until June 30, 2013. Events with a Twist of R Style Package Now until 30 April 2013 at Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel Spice up your events with banquets from Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong. From authentic Chinese set menus at THB. 10,888++ per 10 persons to delectable international buffet at THB. 888++ per person and get a complimentary celebrity chef live stations for every THB. 100,000 nett spent, theres something wonderfully new to discover. Book now to receive complimentary soft drinks or mixers. Meet @ Novotel and STAY FREE Book a residential meeting of 15 room nights or more at Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square and receive one complimentary night at any one of our 12 Novotel Hotels and Resorts throughout Thailand. Ideal for business, Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square offers convenient access to airports, business districts and nearby incentive attractions such as golfcourses. Located in downtown Bangkok the hotel is footsteps from the BTS Skytrain and is surrounded by a multitude of shopping malls and entertainment venues. Terms and conditions apply. Offer valid until 31 March 2013. Complimentary room vouchers are valid for 6 months from date of issue. A maximum of 3 room vouchers can be issued per event and subject to room availability. For more details call 02 209 8888 or visit our www.novotelbkk.com. Triple Twenty Treats Promotion at Villa Maroc, Pranburi. The luxury resort inspired by Moroccos distinctive architecture on the Gulf of Thailand, invites you to enjoy your vocation to the fullest. Triple your happiness when booking two consecutive nights or more. Twenty percent discount on all room types (rates starting at THB 13,600 net per night, inclusive of WiFi and breakfast for two persons), discount on food and non alcoholic beverages at Casablanca Restaurant and Shisha Bar, and 20 percent discount on spa treatments at Sheherazade Hammam and Spa. Triple Twenty Treats promotion is available until October 31st. Bangkok Splash and Spice Package, Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok. Asias most dynamic city is cooking up another exciting annual foodie event with the Bangkok Splash and Spice Festival. Running from March 15 to May 31, 2013 the festival celebrates the citys best hotels, restaurants and cuisine in conjunction with members of the Rajaprasong Square Trade Association, Tourism Authority of Thailand and VISA. So whether it's experiencing the legendary Thai hospitality, relaxing in the city's iconic accommodations, or savouring some of Bangkok's best cuisine, the Bangkok Splash and Spice Festival offers guests yet another reason to choose the City of Angels as their next getaway destination. Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok is introducing the Bangkok Splash and Spice Package to welcome visitors to the city to celebrate the festival. The package includes the following: Luxurious Accommodation Special Splash and Spice Set Dinner each night at Shintaro or Biscotti Restaurant Executive Club access for two persons * Minimum 2 nights stay For reservations, please contact email@example.com or +66 2 126 8866. Website http://www.fourseasons.com/bangkok/offers/splash_and_spice_package/ The mystique of the Orient and the glories of yesteryear remain alive and cherished at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, where guests are welcomed with a special package that highlights the hotels unique, colonialera legacy and showcases its renowned facilities. Recently voted the Best Hotel in Thailand in the Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards, and in tribute to 136 years of legendary service, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok is delighted to offer a memorable, weeklong Legends of The Oriental Package, valid until 31 March 2013. For one week guests can enjoy the exceptional services provided by the hotels talented staff and relax at their home away from home in the luxurious ambiance of one of Asias iconic Grande Dame hotels. Highlights of the package include two delectable dining experiences at the hotels famed restaurants and a pampering treatment at the awardwinning Oriental Spa. The Afternoon Tea Talk and Historical Tour of the premises, including the renowned Authors Lounge in the Old Wing, where the legend began, offers an insiders view of this legendary hotel with insights into some of the celebrated authors who have stayed here. Guests will also return home with a fabulous souvenir book, The Oriental Album, a collection of pictures and stories of and about Thailands most beloved hotel. Rates for the Legends of The Oriental Package start at Baht 14,849++ (Baht 17,477 nett) per room per night* (single or double occupancy) for a minimum sevennight stay. The Package includes: Personal butler service Complimentary one night stay for every six paying nights Two Dining Experiences: One Set Dinner for two at Sala Rim Naam Thai Restaurant and one Set Lunch for two at Le Normandie French Restaurant (once per stay) One 60minute Spa Treatment for two (once per stay) Complimentary internet access daily Complimentary early checkin at 8 am (suites are subject to availability) Complimentary late checkout until 8 pm (suites are subject to availability) Afternoon Tea Talk/Historical Tour (once per stay) The Oriental Album (one book per room per stay)
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