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The Gathering

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Interview

Sakina Shbib founder of Sakina Paris

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Mindful Lifestyle

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Wellness

How to have a Zen mind in everyday life

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Lifestyle 24 In-Coast

Focus 44 About Her

Natalie Glebova, Miss Universe 2005

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Nikki Beach Koh Samui

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Triumph Thruxton

Formula 1 E

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Plum Restaurant, Cape Sienna Phuket

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Weaving glamorous Classics for today’s modern women‌ Summoned as the queen of prints in the fashion industry, Mary Katrantzou regaled once again with her dazzling SS17 collection. For this, she looked introspectively to Greece, the country of her birth. Exploring its rich history, mythology and culture, she dug deep into her own work. This collection is an archaeological exploration, unearthing the classics of Katrantzou. The ancient civilization of the Minoans gave initial inspiration. Their culture, as we experience it through their artifacts, is dominated by the female. Feminine deities proliferated, women priests officiated; taking centre stage on Minoan frescos, intricately fashioned and decorated. The earliest European civilization made the earliest fashion statement and Katrantzou reinforces this within the collection. 16

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fashioninstyle Katrantzou combines the ancient with the hyper-modern, fusing classicism with futurism and sixties art. Ancient artifacts are warped through op-art designs, mapped across the topography of the body to create new focal points and emphasis. After all, it was all about bringing to life the so-called phenomenon of Thucydides and Clytemnestra on acid. Mycenaean pottery patterns are used to decorate garments, the instantly-identifiable Greek key meander borders garments. The fitted silhouette mirrors Minoan dress, but also curvaceous amphora vases, streamlined and made modern. In exploring the cultural signature of her Hellenic heritage, Katrantzou was drawn into the archives, digging through her creative past to establish her own cannon of classics. The collection marks a return to her trademark of trompe l’oeil prints, technically superlative across hourglass-seamed dresses and slender trousers with tunics. Re-embracing silhouettes and techniques she made her signature, the peplum echoes the curvaceous lines of the women of Minoan’s "matriarchal religion,” given a new fluidity. Katrantzou’s love of jewelry manifests in dresses crafted from armored plates, like jeweled Sparta warriors via Kubrick. Embroideries emerge in her interpretation of Minoan women and their artifacts, intricately beaded and highlighted in Swarovski. Continuing her exploration of textile innovation, fluid chainmail is mounted with lace and overprinted, exposing frames of psychedelic infused figures with hourglass silhouettes pulled in and keyed close to the body via grid smocking. A search for timeless modernity, epitomized by Greek classicism, leads Katrantzou to investigate the interpretations of the ancient world by others: an embroidered profile and olive-bearing doves of peace recalls Jean Cocteau, while elongated sinuous skirts echo the Greek-influenced lines of the forties. Graphic arrows of olive leaf inspired jewellery further frame the face. Letter clutches reimagined from the archive combine to create new artifacts for the modern age. www.marykatrantzou.com

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Libertine’s bold theme for SS17 Love me or hate me, I’m still on your mind

This is the mantra of its Spring/Summer 2017 collection. Entitled “We Hate Everything,” Johnson Hartig (the name of the designer behind the brand) used this season to say a massive dislike with regard to the general malaise of the US election, the current state of the fashion industry and the endless amounts of times Hartig has been knocked off by several major brands without having recourse. Yes, Libertine’s larger-than-life prints have certainly been err… the inspiration on other brands and the United States — the world rather, is completely going bonkers over where we at Satellite Journal reside in terms of the election, but, fear not: Libertine sees the rainbow by finding the humor and beauty within these issues, and comes out stronger than ever. Inspired by the Georgian era of the 18th century by looking to their artwork of portraits, Chinese hand-painted wall paper, texts and the beautiful, constantly churning mind a la Hartig, Libertine came out with a bang. Going a bit vintage and looking back fifteen years ago (the first collection), Libertine re-featured the Union Jack print on several pieces including suiting for the boys and a long jacket. Happy birthday Queen Elizabeth, this one was indeed for you. Sequins, big prints and wordplay all made their way through to give off a British punk lifestyle. Covering the punk side with a U.K., appeal read on something like this: big hit looks were a series of Bob Marley prints with marijuana leaves all over shirts, basketball shorts for the boys and hoodies.A shift dress in a fluorescent color sent the message loud and clear: Libertine: Chic As Hell was adorned on the back. One of the favorite looks was saved for last: an army jacket that was bleached with wonderful, unique embroidery. The eighteenth-century references were seen in several separates. Prints were embellished and sequins ran aplenty in the form of red, open lips that served as sunglasses with pearls pouring out of the mouths. Portrait prints were noted on pantsuits, and gorgeous, detailed coats had fur collars. And this was the first time that Libertine made its own embellished leather totes, and the collection is being launched at Bergdorf Goodman for spring 2017.

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A tale of extraordinary collaboration

between two giants… Hublot affixes the patina of platinum onto the legendary Berluti leather. Combining a rare metal with exceptional leather, Hublot succeeds in offering a platinum setting for its CLASSIC FUSION BERLUTI SCRITTO model. More pure, more dense and more precious than gold, platinum was considered by Louis XIV as the only metal fit for a king.This bespoke piece fuses or brings to life the famous shoemaker Berluti’s heritage with the Hublot Manufacture’s mastery of metals and materials. Berluti’s Venezia Scritto leather, with exclusive tanning—resulting from Olga Berluti's inventiveness—dresses the strap and the dial of the CLASSIC FUSION BERLUTI SCRITTO PLATINUM. Thanks to a complex and delicate process developed in collaboration with Berluti, the leather’s organic elements have been neutralized to preserve all the living beauty of this natural hide, now rendered inalterable within the waterproof case of a Hublot watch. From its modeling to its shaping, its cut and its assembling, each and every piece of the strap and the dial have been created using the same mineral and vegetable tanning rituals as often applied in the making of Berluti shoes. The calfskin, in shades of brown Tobacco, has been engraved with writings inspired by 18thcentury calligraphy. The exceptional piece features a case and bezel in precious platinum and a crown in white gold bearing the Hublot logo. A combination of expertise and attention to detail has been able to achieve symmetry of perfect nuances between the leather of the dial and the strap. Seen as a challenge and a symbol of excellence, the Classic Fusion Berluti Scritto Platinum unites the destiny of the two houses. With the 100 pieces in their CLASSIC FUSION BERLUTI SCRITTO PLATINUM limited edition, the Berluti House and the Hublot Manufacture are taming the passage of time by encapsulating a mythical leather—Venezia Scritto—in a Classic Fusion case. Berluti leather tells Hublot time with grace and style!

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In 1998, entrepreneur Jack Penrod introduced the world to Nikki Beach, the first and original luxury beach club concept that combines the elements of music, dining, entertainment, fashion, film and art into one. Today, the Nikki Beach concept has transcended its international venues and grown into a global, multifaceted luxury lifestyle and hospitality brand comprised of a Beach Club Division; a Hotels & Resorts Division; a Lifestyle Division;Â a Special Events Division and Nikki Cares, a 501c3 NonProfit Charity Division.

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Nikki Beach can now be experienced in: Miami Beach, Florida, USA; Saint Tropez, France; Saint Barth, French West Indies; Marbella, Spain; Marrakech, Morocco; Koh Samui,Thailand; Mallorca, Spain; Ibiza, Spain; Porto Heli, Greece; Bali, Indonesia; Monte Carlo, Monaco; Courchevel, France and Dubai, UAE. Nikki Beach has pop-up locations during the Cannes and Toronto Film Festivals. The Hotels & Resorts division has properties in Koh Samui, Thailand and Porto Heli, Greece. In 2016, Nikki Beach will be opening a resort in Dubai, UAE and in Bodrum, Turkey. The “Sexiest Place on Earth” takes luxury boutique hotel accommodation and travel to a whole new experience with Nikki Beach Resort Koh Samui. Here is where you can live the Nikki Beach lifestyle.   Nikki Beach Resort Koh Samui is the ultimate serene and peaceful luxury beach resort destination where privacy, chic design, delectable cuisine, and Nikki Beach’s signature brand of music and entertainment all seamlessly combine.Yours to enjoy in celebration of life. Only at Nikki Beach, will you find people from all parts of the globe sharing unforgettable afternoons and top rated cuisine around the poolside of our world famous Nikki Beach beach club. Revered for its surreal beauty and unmatched ambiance, it is one of the few places in existence where guests sip champagne and cocktails at noon, accompanied by contemporary international fare, live music, and world-class entertainment. Nikki Beach is located on the unspoiled coast of Lipa Noi Beach, where resort guests can enjoy pristine white sands and sweeping views of the Gulf of Thailand. Here at the west coast, each day ends with majestic views of the sun setting between the famous Angthong National Marine Park and Five Islands. Our luxury boutique resort is a short drive away from the bustling villages and charming markets of the island. From mountain safaris and cable riding to waterfalls, Thai temples, local markets, sea excursions, and cultural landmarks such as the Mummified Monk, Big Buddha, Koh Samui provides an array of activities and sightseeing to suit all preferences.


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Jitrois SS17 digs

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In its Spring Summer 2016 Collection, the maison house Jitrois proposes an alternative perspective of beauty for woman expecting for beautiful answers in a challenged society she feels trapped in. From a new cultural commitment to a classic savoir-faire, clothes are shaped to be labeled as second skin. Next summer the Jitrois women will be wearing dresses inspired by tattoos. Inverting tattoos into delicate embroideries of suede, leather, organza onto tulle, as if it projects onto the skin. The phoenix appears as a grand monochromatic design embroidered like leather and lace. Jean Claude used lingerie both incorporated into dresses and separately. The concept for the collection is to reveal the underwear as outerwear, whilst retaining an air of cool and quiet confidence. The Jitrois woman will be wearing the finest suede and leather with a color palette inspired by floral prettiness yet she is no wilting wallflower. Guy Bourdin encapsulates this woman perfectly, dressed in pale pink, holding peonies. Craftsmanship meets the delicacy of the intricate lace embroideries. Sleeves rolled up, or jackets pulled down, Jitrois women’s style is inspired by the eccentricities of the early eighties English society and the post punk rebellion wave. www.jitrois.com

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How to Have a Zen Mind in Everyday Life

The human mind is a time traveler. Much of its waking moments, and even when it is dreaming, are spent either thinking about tomorrow, or longing for yesterday. And there is nothing wrong with that. We need to project into the future where all our dreams lay, and reflecting on the past hopefully will help us avoid the same mistakes from yesterday.

What is it then to be mindful?

But while this time traveling mind is useful, and even necessary, too much of it can shade the very beauty that lies in front of us in the moment to moment of living.

Now if you take that awareness of what you see, feel, and sense, and simply allow it to be, it comes, it goes, it stays, but you don’t try to change it. Whatever arises is neither right nor wrong, there is no judgement on your part as you observe. Then you are being mindful. In this sense, you are being fully present with yourself and the world around you.

I think everyone is sensing this shading.The bipolar nature of our modern existence, thrashing us around between getting things done, and seeking some time to just sit still. It seems hopelessly unobtainable. No wonder so many people are hitting the meditation cushion. It seemingly offers a reprieve from the relentless onslaught from the to-do list, if even for a brief thirty minutes of the day. The problem, as I see it, is that one still needs to go back into the fray of the chaos we call modern life. Bringing that Zen of meditation with you, while your body engages with the world like a warrior, can seem difficult and even impossible. What has helped me take on the martial arts of everyday life, is finding every opportunity to be mindful. Not just on the meditation cushion, but in the things that I take for granted each and every day. The mundane routine has been my greatest mindful teacher. Everyone I know who meditates is hoping that the Zen they achieved on the cushion will help them cope and kick ass in the big stressors in their life. But I have found that if you can’t meditate through the things you take for granted each day, taking on the big things with that Zen Mind is nearly impossible. 38

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Close your eyes for a moment. What do you feel, see and sense? That ability to observe, to witness your own thoughts, feelings and sensations, is the first step to becoming mindful.

It is when we time travel with our minds, especially when we create a story around it (“I feel this way because…,” “I am angry with him because…”), that we move away from being mindful. As noted earlier, mind time traveling is important. But when we ruminate over and over about difficulties in our lives, both waking and dreaming, even when we know doing so will not make much difference to the reality we find ourselves in, is when we get stuck in a feedback loop of despair. Practicing mindfulness in those moments, however, especially when they are charged with strong emotions, can be difficult. This is why the formative practice of mindfulness must take place elsewhere. Practicing mindfulness in the mundane routines of life is the most beneficial.


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What to do when your body goes into warrior mode? Here’s an example: we all likely drive or commute in some way to work. If you are driving, it can be stressful at times. People cut you off, and rude drivers are part of this experience. This is the mundane of our routine. Most of us have to do this each and every day. But, if every time someone cuts you off in traffic you fly off the handle into road rage, how are you going to deal with the really big stuff we inevitably have to deal with in life? This is why I believe it is in the mundane that our best mindful practice can take place. Make a habit of it, and you slowly build your mindful resilience. When you suddenly find yourself in one of those big explosions of stress in your life, and your body goes into warrior mode, you’ll find that all that time spent being mindful in the small things has built your mindful resilience so you can have a Zen Mind now.

About The Author Coach Rodney King went from sleeping on a park bench at 17, with less than $20 in his pocket, to becoming a world renowned martial artist, movement adventurer, entrepreneurs and author. Take his free online course at www.fullcontactliving.org

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RPM Health Club Phuket's Only Genuine Members' Club Health orientated retreats, annual equipment upgrades from the world’s leading brands and professional tennis coaching for adults and children are a few of the benefits for members and guests at RPM Health Club.

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body&mindwellness RPM Health Club located inside the beautiful Royal Phuket Marina offers a daily retreat for both individuals and corporate groups, providing a quality venue for developing a lifestyle to combat stress, aging and disease. Finding an environment that emphasizes a healthy life balance and detoxification as much as fitness and strength, means the club has a fun family feel with members and staff welcoming and accepting people of all levels of health and fitness. One of the newer additions to the clubs list of services is providing fun team building events for corporate groups. Human resource managers know that this helps improve work relationships and encourages employees to develop a lifestyle that combats stress, aging and disease. It is a well-known fact that healthy and happy employees positively impact their workmates and business productivity. By promoting staff well-being in the classy non-judgmental environment of RPM Health Club, employers and employees come away smiling. Participants experience the importance of team work and fostering a ‘can do’ attitude to enhance self-confidence and team performance. They also receive knowledge, nutrition and lifestyle information so they can develop healthy habits to improve both their careers and their private lives. RPM Health Club is set up as a daily retreat for the maintenance of one’s health and is superbly combined with cutting edge technology to facilitate small or large groups looking for a fun event to bolster human spirit, team ethics and just have some fun. If you would like to enjoy a unique team building and social environment for your team, simply visit RPMHealthClub.com or call Amy on 081 270 6885. RPM Health Club is owned and operated by Sports Engineering and Recreation Asia (SEARA) - Southeast Asia’s leading sports and fitness provider.With a reciprocal club in Bangkok, RPM Health Club is a premium members club, right here on your doorstep.


KEEMALA Nestled in the lush hillside of Kamala in Phuket, Keemala offers a luxurious retreat to pause and disentangle from the stresses of modern day living. Welcoming non-resident guests, the resort’s award winning Mala Spa embraces traditional healing techniques to the body, mind and soul, and integrates these with the best of modern pampering and beautifying regimes. Mala Spa has a wide selection of treatments carefully curated to incorporate elements of ocean, earth, fire, air and ether, as well as the spa’s own unique rituals inspired by the traditions of the four Keemala clans. For a deeply relaxing and skin detoxification treatment, try the signature VOYA Seaweed Hot Stone Massage where heated stones are placed on the key joints of the body to soothe the muscles, simultaneously opening up pores to absorb the healing minerals of the seaweed wrap.

Eight spacious treatment rooms are set in a tranquil environment, in the architectural wonderland of Keemala, and offer sauna, steam, aromatherapy bath, and rain showers with exotic aromas of natural essential oils. Mala Spa uses Siam Botanicals, VOYA and SpaRitual products, all 100% natural and ethical for a most pleasant experience. Take the time to escape and unwind in an idyllic setting, perfect for both individuals and couples. After the spa treatment, stroll around the lush Enchanted Garden, by the pool, or relax in the open-air lobby lounge to take in the panoramic view of Keemala and Kamala Bay. Complete the evening with dinner at Mala Restaurant and select from the Spa Cuisine, Ancient Ceylon inspired dishes, or the popular authentic Indian menu. Keemala invites readers of One Coast Magazine to experience the enchanting wonderland with an exclusive offer from now through 28 February 2017.


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ABOUT HER 2005 Miss Universe international model, and brand ambassador

Natalie Glebova


focusabout her ABOUT HER Miss Universe 2005

One Coast Magazine is very fortunate in this issue to meet up with the 2005 Miss Universe, international model, and brand ambassador Natalie Glebova. After recently giving birth to her first daughter, Maya, Natalie Glebova is ready to re-launch her career in Bangkok, Thailand. Together with YSIS Entertainment and a new agent, Natalie Glebova is coming back stronger than ever and ready to take on new challenges. Natalie reveals to One Coast Magazine her fit & firm concept as a working mom and health expert, and her continuous contribution to society on a global platform. 

What was the overall feeling of having won Miss Universe? It was a surreal feeling and very dreamlike how it happened, but as I had a few hours to process it, I started to feel extremely happy, proud of my achievement, and excited for what was about to come! Everyone wants to know what it's like being a beauty queen. What's daily life like for you? Since I’m no longer competing in pageants my daily life is not exactly one of a beauty queen now. But it’s still very exciting and no day is ever the same. Of course, being a mother takes centre stage for me now, as I want to make sure my baby Maya is taken care in every way. I make it a priority to exercise daily, even if it’s just for 10 minutes a day. I dedicate a little time in my day to read or learn something new. And when we travel as a family, we love to explore new places and love being outdoors as much as possible. Work life is always exciting and never the same - some days I have a photoshoot, another time an event or gala, and other times it is meetings with interesting and influential people. Tell us a little about your health journey? My expertise in leading a healthy lifestyle is a big part of my life and as a blogger I have the Healthy Happy Beautiful life website (www.hhblife.com). I love to write about health and wellbeing in various publications. And as a fitness and nutrition enthusiast, I have received my certificate in Nutrition for Sport and Wellness from the Washington State University. ‘Getting back in shape after the pregnancy was a challenge I’m excited to share this with others, and would like everyone interested to follow me on this journey through all aspects of motherhood, to lead a beautiful, fit & healthy lifestyle while in the spotlight!’ Why did you decide to make Bangkok your base with your 8 months old baby girl Maya and your family here? I’ve been living in Thailand for the last 10 years so by now it feels like home. I feel like the adopted daughter of Thailand, so it’s a very special place in my heart, where a lot of iconic and life changing moments in my life happened. I won the title of Miss Universe 2005 right here in Bangkok, then met my husband, Dean Kelly Jr, and gave birth to my lovely daughter. Thailand is a wonderful place to live and raise a family. We love it here for many reasons including weather, food, kindness of the people, and fantastic service. Traveling around Thailand is amazing too, because there is so much variety from south to north and the middle of the country, and the facilities are very high standard.

What do you do that helps the community?   I’ve been very fortunate to be able to help various social/environmental causes while living in Thailand. I have done many fundraising and field work for local charities, including Soi Dog Foundation and children’s orphanages, and adopted several stray cats. On a bigger scale, I’ve been named a goodwill ambassador for organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Year of the Gibbon, Fin Free and been asked to appear in the press for WWF, Operation Smile and many others. I understand you're interested in the Middle East, what are you interested in exploring? I love different cultures and traveling and am always keen to get my foot in different markets. In the past I have worked with Mouawad Jewellery in Qatar and Lebanon, and I’ve travelled to Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the UAE, which was fascinating and exciting for me. I would love to have more opportunities to be back! Working with YSIS Entertainment YSIS Entertainment is a newly launched personality agency with a division to bring forth eclectic live production shows into Southeast Asia, managed by upcoming entrepreneur Natt Kawinrachataprida. In collaboration with YSIS Entertainment, Natt Kawinrachataprida is appointed as Natalie’s new agent for Thailand and Asia-Pacific. The partnership is with a mutual objective – to bring forth international spotlight for Thailand and within Southeast Asia Region. We both believe Southeast Asia is a beautiful region with many talented personalities. It’s time to show the world that our region is ready, our personalities make an impact globally, and we’re ready to stand together to support local and global communities. There's no better time than now! Your Project Travelbook  I am a co-founder and CMO of Travelbook. Travelbook is a travel sharing community to seek out experiences. This platform is comprised of passionate travellers and people who love new experiences, and where users can store their travel information such as photos, videos, and checkins. Users create a Travelbook for each country or city they travelled to or an experience they had, and collect them for their own memories and to be able to share them with fellow travellers and friends. No more lost photos, forgotten restaurants or hotel names, as everything will be stored in your own customized map and profile page. And it’s as easy to share your travel tips with your friends as a couple of clicks. I’m very excited for this project especially because my daughter Maya will have access to all her travel experiences since she was born, that she can look back on when she’s older to remember all those wonderful moments! You can follow Natalie on FB:  www.facebook.com/MissUniverse2005   IG: natalieglebova and mayakellyglebova O N E CO A S T

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Nicolas Vivin One Coast Magazine would like to welcome Nicolas Vivin to our About Him interview. Nicolas was born in Roanne, in the Loire Valley, home of the Troisgros family of restaurateurs, so it was almost inevitable he would be seduced by food at a young age. One Coast wanted to find out more and how he came about to bring the finest aspects of French gastronomy to Thailand.

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focusabout him You were born in the Loire Valley, this is a beautiful part of France, tell us a little about this area?

Roanne is a small town located not very far from the Loire river source. It is a quiet town that used to be bursting with fabric manufacturing industries. It’s nowadays renowned for its gastronomy leaded by the Troisgros family, 3 stars Michelin since 1968. The countryside is a mix of pastures, forest and rivers that provide interesting elements for inspiration and cooking.

The Troisgros family might be a familiar name for a French restaurateur, but please explain to our readers a little about them and how important this family was in forging your younger years?

Troisgros restaurant is in the opposite street corner of my family home. My grandparents were friends with Pierre Troisgros. We had many opportunities to go enjoy their food for special occasions such as wedding anniversaries and other birthdays. Troisgros brothers (Michel and Jean) were some of the initiators of the Nouvelle Cuisine in France… less traditional, less heavy. They are famous for a very special dish: Saumon a l’Oseille, which was introducing new technique of cooking salmon, pink inside. When I decided to go study at Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne, it was obvious that I would train at their restaurant and understand the real taste of reality: hard work, team spirit, focusing on quality foremost.

Tell us a little about your career path?

In a very traditional way to grow professionally, I have been through many different positions from the age of 16. I have worked as dishwasher, waiter, assistant cook, sales in a bakery, casual staff at several catering and banquet events before and during my studies in Lausanne. For my second management internship, when I was 20 years old, I decided to give Asia a try. I was selected as Shop Coordinator for The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Bangkok. From there I built friendship and professional relations in town, it felt natural that I would return to Thailand after completing my studies. I worked for Conrad Hotel F&B operation in Bangkok, then returned back to Switzerland as Operation Banquet Manager for the Montreux Palace, France as Management Controller at Paul Bocuse group. Upon my return to Thailand, I travelled around and was then employed as Group F&B Director for Samed Resorts group; led the opening of Kuppadeli restaurant in Asoke, Bangkok; Restaurant Manager at Sofitel Sukhumvit; Event Manager… Lots of various experiences built up the professional I am now.

Why did you first come over to SE Asia and can you tell us a little about what happened?

My first move to Asia was in Bangkok for internship. It was a desire to discover a different culture since a young age. I was quickly charmed by the dynamism of the city, the exciting food offer on every street corners, the Sabai Sabai attitude toward everyday life challenges.

What was the driving enthusiasm to start your own delicatessen company?

Actually, the business was born from a situation of circumstances. My wife wrote an article about the Farmers Market in Thailand and we were offered a chance to vend as a ‘thank you’. When we were discussing what product we would create, I naturally thought about my family’s recipes, one that stood out the most was my grandmother’s foie gras. I guess it was the nostalgia and desire to re-experience my culture in a foreign land. It was never our intention to start a delicatessen business but after the success of our products at the market we decided to throw caution to the wind and go for it 100%.

Who has been the most important person in guiding or lighting your career?

It would it have to be my wife – Samantha Proyrungtong, she’s an incredibly strong and compassionate person, and we are both creative, visionary people so having her opinion on ideas are important. She is also the person who faces the public, taking care of the VIVIN marketing and PR, which I’m not a fan of. The marketing has been an integral part of VIVIN’s growth and success in the short 2.5 years of operation. Samantha heads our other business which is a PR and Marketing Agency -Extrovert Marketing. Her commitment to take care of the “showbiz” aspect allows me to focus on running operations and developing the brand.  And although it’s difficult and stressful at times to be constantly together, we created this great brand jointly, as business partners not only husband and wife. She supports me through thick and thin. Importantly also, my Mother, Father and Grandmother who I talk to on a weekly basis, they give the support and advice which give me strength to carry on, particularly in tough times. They are always behind me unconditionally.  

Your company VIVIN was started when and with how many people? My wife and myself

And now?

We are at 11 people now and growing.

You have an incredible fine selection of products, which one has caused you the biggest headache in producing or sourcing.

I would say the biggest headache would be in “uniqueness”, “quality control” and “training”. “Uniqueness” because I’m constantly sourcing for a very particular product and finding producers (especially local producers) who not only have the specialized skill but also passion behind what they do. Plus using ingredients that are 100% natural (without added sugar, artificial colour, preservatives or MSG) is a challenge. Growing up in the country side I’ve never even heard of MSG or had a need for preservatives or chemicals in food and I’d like to try to keep this philosophy alive here. “Quality control” because I spend a lot of time and energy making sure that the standard of high quality is met, and lastly “training” because this mind-set of strict quality needs to be imbedded into the minds of your staff, and if they are not used to that, it can be very difficult. In the past there has been less emphasis for highquality, all-natural products in Thailand, but the gourmet industry is expanding and consumers are becoming more conscious of their health.

If you were to sit down now with a beautiful French Baguette which of your products would you choose to enjoy with?

There’s too many and it would depend on my mood. But I would say, with friends a Buchette goat’s cheese, with a 110gram pot of Chalong Bay Rum foie gras, Dried Duck Magret Black Pepper and a Natural with Red Kampot Pepper Saucisse Seche. If it were me alone and feeling more exotic, I would have the Tamarind foie gras, Dried Duck Magret Curry, Longkhot Goat Cheese with Phuket Cashew Nut Saucisse Seche.

Tonight, you would like to take your wife to your favourite restaurant? Where are, you going and what would you eat?

For casual and affordable dining, we go to Nobu in Thonglor or for Thai food at Gedhawa. For a quick and easy western fix, we go to Wine Connection. It’s also about convenience when you work 7 days a week and late, so these places are tasty enough and close to home/office. But generally, I get the opportunity to eat out at different fine dining restaurants once a week as the escort to my wife who is a food reviewer and blogger. For something a bit more special I would take her to Suhring and have the degustation menu with wine pairing.

It’s Friday afternoon and weekend what are you going to do?

Work late, go and have a beer with some friends, meet my wife at one of our local restaurants, or join her for a food reviews, then go home and watch a movie in bed. If we’re lucky sneak in a massage or possibly go out to have after-dinner cocktails at Quince or the secret Japanese bar near our home.

Where is your secret favourite place in Thailand?

An island where my wife and I got married. Clue; it’s not far from Krabi Phuket and there is a Yao and a Noi. I’ll let the readers Google that.

What are the plans for the future for VIVIN?

Probably our biggest news since we started our company -- we will be opening our first boutique store at Emquartier Gourmet Market with THE MALL GROUP! Find us near the entrance closest to the parking escalators. We will have our full range available plus some very exciting new flavours like Larb Dried Duck Magret, Cherry Foie Gras and local Camembert Cheese.

VIVIN Gift Hampers promotion this 2017 season include varieties of local goat cheese from Chiang Mai and Saucisson (dried sausage) Phuket Cashew nut, and VIVIN’s limited edition Marou dark chocolate foie gras.

Nicolas Vivin Founder VIVIN +66(0)2662 5662 contact@vivinmaison.com www.vivinmaison.com


Kata Rocks Puts Phuket Firmly on The Superyacht Map! The inaugural invitation-only Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous (KRSR), sponsored by Infinite Luxury and Kata Rocks on December 10 to 12, 2016, was an incredible success for the luxury resort launching the charter season in Asia. Over 15 sailing and motor superyachts all came together for an exceptional three-day extravaganza - making the KRSR ‘THE’ superyacht event in Asia.

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Over 15 world-class superyachts assembled for the inaugural Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous, making it the most successful event on the Asian superyacht calendar. In the foreground, the 93m MY Lauren L, the world’s 33rd largest superyacht.

Chief Executive Richard Pope, General Manager Scot Toon, Infinite Luxury Director of Marketing Michael Nurbatlian plus other resort colleagues welcomed 250 esteemed guests, captains of industry and over a dozen superyacht owners: Mr Bas Nederpelt ‎Commercial Director Feadship, Mr Jean-Marc Poullet Chairman Asia Burgess, Mr Richard Lambert Managing Director Asia Burgess, Mr Trenton Gay CEO, Gold Coast City Marina, Mr Dick Van Lent, Director Feadship, Mr Gulu Lalvani Chairman of Royal Phuket Marina, Mr Bart Kimman Managing Director Asia Northrop & Johnson, Mr Sietse Koopmans CEO & Owner of Zeelander Yachts, Dr Chettha Songthaveepol Chairman of Penta Media, Mr Adam Frost Founder & MD Seal Superyachts, Ms Nicky Andre, Managing Director Hemisphere Crew Solutions (Monaco), Mr Vrit Yongsakul Managing Director Princess Yachts South East Asia, and Mr Josh Lee Founder & MD of Lee Marine, and more. The opening party held at Kata Rocks was incredible at sunset with superyachts in the background, a stunning performance by the world fly board champion in the foreground while Thai pop opera superstars Fivera delivered a soaring vocal performance.

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The Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous raised Phuket to new level, joining Monaco, St Tropez, Cannes and the Caribbean as the world’s most preeminent superyacht destinations.

The beautiful 29m schooner is a popular charter boat, often to be spotted sailing around Myanmar with charter guests was one of the most talked-about yachts from the event.

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Guests enjoying the cruise along Phuket's west coast to The Surin Phuket, onboard MY Northern Sun


From left to right: Mr. Michael Nurbatlian (Director of Marketing, Infinite Luxury), Khun Pimchaya Wutthichatthanon, Khun Chantiwa Chatwiriyaamnuay (Assistant Vice President of Charoen Pokphand Group Co., Ltd.), Khun Kwanchai Aswawongsonti, Mr Richard Pope (CEO, Infinite Luxury and Kata Rocks), Colonel Surathep Nookaeow (the 152nd Infantry Regimental Commanding Officer) Khun Sonthana Nookaeow, Mr Scot Toon (General Manager, Kata Rocks), Mr Tim Sargeant (Marketing and Events Manager, Kata Rocks)

Kata Rocks and Infinity Luxury CEO Richard Pope said that everyone was absolutely delighted by the overwhelming positive response. “Overall we are thrilled by the response we have received from all KRSR participants. Feedback has been extremely positive and it is very gratifying to be able to do our part promoting Phuket as a true luxury destination and superyacht playground." Day two saw the entire fleet leave Kata Rocks in formation to cruise along Phuket's west coast to The Surin Phuket, where invited guests indulged in a gourmet beach barbecue. Invitees were absolutely thrilled to cruise on the majestic 93m MY Lauren L, the world’s 33rd largest and the event’s biggest participating superyacht. Others enjoyed the modern design of the 28m Pershing 92 or satisfy the need for speed on the swift Zeelander Z44 among other cruising yachts. Later that evening, Kata Rocks held the ‘Gins of the World Party’ and released the much anticipated small batch Kata Rocks Gin, entitled ‘The Spirit of Kata Rocks’. Hand crafted in Chiang Mai, the gin features over 17 exotic botanical ingredients including Peruvian Juniper berries, Angelica wild ginseng and then beautifully finished with lemon grass and Thai basil and other Thai herbs and spices. Exact ingredient details are being kept very secret. The invitation-only Feadship Owner's Dinner in a Kata Rocks Penthouse Sky Villa followed, with superyacht and Kata Rocks’ owner’s enjoying a lavish gala dinner, featuring a one of a kind culinary experience paired with Dom Pérignon, Penfolds 'Grange' 2010 and Louis XIII cognac by Rémy Martin among others. During the dinner one of Thailand’s most prominent artists, Mr Watcharin Rodnit of Negarta Asian Art Gallery, created an original work of art that attracted a final silent auction bid of THB 150,000 (US$ 4,500). Kata Rocks generously donated all proceeds to the Phuket Youth Sailing Club (PYSC), an organisation that aims to promote and develop sailing for the next generation of sailors on the island. Mr Bas Nederpelt ‎Commercial Director Feadship said: “The organisers of the 2016 Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous have exceeded all our expectations. Kata Rocks hosted very energetic parties attracting the right crowd and hosted a memorable owner’s dinner.The 2017 cruising season could not have had a better kick-off. Phuket truly is the yachting destination in Asia.”ast, resort showcase, VIP brunch onboard the 51m motor yacht Northen Sun, courtesy of Burgess and a ‘yacht hop’. Painting that raised THB 150,000 (US$ 4,500) for the Phuket Youth Sailing Club (PYSC). From left to right:Tim Sargeant (Marketing and Events Manager, Kata Rocks), Katy Gooch from the Phuket Youth Sailing Club and Kez Jennings from Negarta Asian Art Gallery

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ABOUT KATA ROCKS Kata Rocks is a design driven, luxury boutique resort and residence, located directly on the ocean front at the southern end of the famous Kata Beach, along Phuket's sunset west coast. It features 34 Sky Villas of one to four bedrooms, each offering its own private infinitypool, expansive living and dining area, superbly appointed bedrooms and bathrooms. Each villa is equipped with latest interactive iPad technology allowing guests to control the world of the Sky Villa at the touch or swipe of a button. Along with exquisite dining options, pool side restaurant and bar, the resort also features an Infinite Luxury Spa and fitness centre. October 2015 saw Kata Rocks win two prestigious awards at The World Travel Awards including Asia’s Leading New Resort and Asia’s Leading Villa Resort. This brings the total to over 40 international awards. www.katarocks.com

This provided invited guests another opportunity to board the participating superyachts, moving around to experience the 51m SY Dunia Baru's ancient Phinisi pedigree, modern luxury on board the MY Princess 77, the classic feel of the 27m SY Dallinghoo Schooner or feel the trill on the 34m fast racing yacht Ocean Runner among others. Other guests enjoyed a Penfolds Wine and Cheese Master Class, a Louis XIII cognac experience session, complimentary use of all resort facilities including the award winning Infinite Luxury Spa, the new Kids Club and Thai cooking classes.

A stunning performance by the world fly board champion during the KRSR opening party held at Kata Rocks


Adam Frost - Founder and Managing Director - Seal Superyachts said: “Being a Partner of the inaugural Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous was an absolute privilege. I am certain that the KRSR will establish itself as Asia’s most prestigious superyacht gathering and a real highlight of the Thailand cruising season.” The KRSR closing celebration was billed as the charter season opening event.Amazingly, it exceeded expectations by turning into Phuket's 'party of the year.’ Internationally renowned cross-over band, VieTrio, opened the show and played a moving rendition of the Thai national anthem in remembrance of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej before a live band got the party dancing as guests enjoyed yet another amazing buffet prepared by Kata Rocks Executive Chef Laia Pons and her culinary team. Guests enjoying the fantastic Seafood BBQ Brunch at The Surin Phuket O N E CO A S T

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The Classic Past Speeding Into New T e c h n o l o g y Triumph Thruxton R 2016 Bystanders innocently watching a Triumph Thruxton R thunder past with that unmistakeable sound of a British twin might be thinking that the classic bike embracing the appearance and aesthetics of café racer that were new half-century ago had just been painstakingly rebuilt and lovingly rolled out of the garage for a Sunday ride. It takes closer inspection of this stunning machine to notice the new technology and a high power 1200cc, 8 valve parallel twin Bonneville engine. Old bikers will still remember when Triumph’s Bonneville was the superbike. The famous 650cc pushrod twin got its name from setting speed records on Utah’s famous salt flat, and it was possibly the fastest production motorcycle of its day. It easily won the top English production class race, the Thruxton 500, and it went on to win the Isle of Man TT production class race at an amazing speed. The awe-inspiring new Thruxton R returns this exciting and full-blooded sports bike to its heritage performance roots, with all the power, delivered by its 1200cc ‘Thruxton spec’ engine, and the handling, agility and capability to match its charmingly imposing and classic styling.

The legend is back New ‘Thruxton’ spec. 1200cc engine The legendary personality of the Thruxton comes to life through the high power’, 1200cc 8 valve, parallel twin Bonneville engine. This all-new ‘low inertia - high performance’ six-speed engine features a lighter crank, higher compression and unique airbox. With the precision and instant throttle response of Triumph’s next generation ride-by-wire fuel-injection, fed by realistically styled twin throttle bodies. The Thruxton spec engine delivers a massive peak torque figure of 112Nm at 4950rpm - an amazing 62% more than the previous generation. Beautifully styled, with a very high level of finish and detailing, the new engine, exhaust and throttle bodies incorporate cues from the original racing Thruxtons, whilst carefully integrating contemporary components to maintain that authentic look. Behind the new 1200 engines stylish exterior sits a cutting-edge liquid cooling system, carefully integrated to minimise its visual impact whilst achieving cleaner emissions and improving fuel efficiency. 54 54

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To achieve the high-performance handling dynamic of its sports-orientated heart, the new Thruxton R benefits from cutting-edge technology and chassis components. - Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa tyres. - Twin floating Brembo discs - Racing Brembo monobloc callipers - Brembo master cylinder - Race bred, fully-adjustable Showa big piston forks - Fully adjustable Öhlins twin rear shocks ABS Triumphs variable anti-lock braking system bringing a new level of control to the Thruxton and Thruxton R. Ride-by-wire Enhancing throttle responsiveness, safety and feel. Traction control Taking advantage of the ride-by-wire system the switchable traction control system optimises the delivery of the Thruxton engine’s amazing torque. Slip assist clutch Bringing a lighter touch and feel to the clutch to make it easier to ride, and ride longer. Rider modes Linked to the ride-by-wire system the three selectable rider mode options, road, rain and sport, that provide greater control and safety, and, in 'sport' mode, a more immediate throttle response. Café racer styling With all of the menacing presence and poise of the original Triumph racers, the all-new Thruxton R takes the modern classic sports bike to a new level with tighter lines and an imposing stance.

Beautiful detailing Featuring a unique fuel tank incorporating a ‘flip top’ Monza style cap (a first on any modern production bike), authentic bullet seat and stunning lightweight aluminium bar-end mirrors, wheel rims and swinging arm. The Thruxton R features a host of higher quality details than the base model with an additional painted seat cowl, amazing polished top yoke, aluminium tank strap and clear anodized aluminium swinging arm. Colours The Thruxton R comes two exciting colour choices: - Diablo Red - Silver Ice. Thruxton R is simply the most classic bike you can buy. Uncompromisingly elegance and striking lines are perfectly matched by the quality of the design, detailing, power and performance, and the fusion of modern technology into a ride that’s as stunning as it is exhilarating. This combination of heart pounding performance, headturning style and unparalleled classic heritage is what makes the new Thurxton R the ultimate modern classic café racer. www.triumphmotorcycles.co.th


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POWER Maximum power: 200kw, equivalent to 270bhp Race mode: 170kw, equivalent to 230bhp FanBoost: Temporarily increases max power with a short boost of 100kJ of energy to be used in a power window between 180kW and 200kW Maximum power regeneration: 150kW

racing.The car's weight is limited to 896kg which includes the driver and a maximum of 320kg worth of batteries. All this results in a 0-62mph time of 3 seconds and a maximum FIA limited speed of 225km/h which is 140mph.

Formula E car power

The engine is called MGU which is made by McLaren. Cars are allowed a maximum of two MGU motors which can only be linked to the rear axle. So one for each rear wheel then. Traction control is forbidden in Formula E.

The Formula E cars might be electric but they are still some of the fastest machines on the planet.

Formula E car batteries

This is an open championship, like Formula 1, that lets different manufacturers enter. But in the first year everyone will be provided with the Spark-Renault SRT_01E battery electric race car. What that car offers is 200kw of power which is the equivalent to 270bhp when in Max Power mode. Max Power mode is only allowed in qualifying and practice sessions. During the races drivers are limited to Race Mode which is a power-saving output of 150kw, or 202.5bhp. This also features a FanBoost burst of an extra 30kw for 5 seconds per car. This is like the KERS burst system used in Formula 1 which makes for some interesting

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The batteries used in each car are limited to a maximum of 320kg, which is the FIA imposed limit. These are Rechargeable Energy Storage System (RESS) batteries which must all be certified to UN Transportation Standard. The races last around one hour with a pit stop mid-way to change cars. This means there is no need to change batteries during the race. There was a lot of talk about Qualcomm fast chargers being involved but in the first year this wasn't part of the race event. Future events may involve fast chargers, or quick battery changes like Tesla has shown off in the past. These will be key to help developments that can be used in road cars where battery charging and changing is a big problem still.


Formula E car build The cars come in at 1250mm in height, 5000mm long and 1800mm wide for a ride height of 75mm. Coupled with double steel wishbone suspension that's pushrod operated with twin dampers and torsion bars, making for a very controlled ride. Steering is handled by a non-assisted rack and pinion system. Brakes are two separate hydraulic systems operated by the one pedal. Electronics are McLaren made including the power supply management unit, CAN data acquisition pre-equipment, FIA Marshalling system and Beacon receiver. The chassis is made of a carbon-aluminium honeycomb structure from Dallara. The front and rear wings are carbon as is the bodywork which is also made with Kevlar honeycomb. The gearbox is a paddle shift sequential unit.

Formula E race format

Making the ownership of a normal car easy, stress-free and exquisitely aspirational once more, NextEV, is a company dedicated to becoming a user enterprise— shared by all in the mobile social era, and whose vehicle owners feel nothing but pure delight.

The Formula E format is very like Formula 1. First is the practice session where drivers will have up to two cars available to them to learn the track and machines. Next comes qualifying which lasts 90-minutes where the drivers must set their fastest lap to determine their race-day start position.

For the 2016/17 FIA Formula E Championships, NextEV introduces its allnew power train, the NextEV 700R. For the second year running, NextEV has been granted constructor status in the championship, which features ten teams for the 16/17 season. Nine of the teams hold constructor status, with the only team not manufacturing their own power train being the new Techeetah outfit.

Then comes the race day. It features a standing start and lasts for around one hour. Points are awarded using the current standard FIA system with drivers who set the fastest lap being awarded two extra points. Drivers are required to take one pit stop during the race.They simply need to change car during the stop meaning no quick battery changes and also no tyre changes for the entire race since the new car will have enough power and fresh tyres.

In the first season of the FIA Formula E Championship in 2014/2015, all teams running in the electric car series were working with a singlespec car equipped with a 200kw emotor, 5 ratio sequential gearbox and 28kw/h battery pack. From the 2015/16 season, onwards, teams were permitted to design and manufacture their own power trains, comprising emotor, inverter and differential.

The world is looking to electric vehicles with smart technology and connectivity as the future. Yet while we’re at the forefront of this, we’re also aware that there’s an even more fundamental shift to be made.When owning, a car means hassle and expense, and as sharing and use-ondemand models grow in popularity, the question is—do people still want to own cars at all? To NextEV, one of the top companies in this business, it’s a challenge as intrinsic as the design of our vehicles themselves. Current car ownership is an expensive endeavour that is often an inconvenience. Along with ride-sharing and on-demand models, we believe there is room to reinvent the ownership experience in the mobile internet era. The vision is to make car ownership a joyful experience again. NextEV is founded by world-class Internet and technology leaders who have invested hundreds of millions of US dollars and bring with them an unrivalled portfolio of industry experiences.

For the 2016/17 season the NextEV Formula E Team will run a power train featuring a twin emotor and single-speed gearbox. Series regulations also permit teams to manufacture their own rear suspension.At a championship level, the new season will see external changes as all teams debut a unique front wing and steering wheel with increased functionality, while internally the regeneration power has increased from 100kw to 150kw. The locations of the races along the year: Hong Kong | Beijing, China | Putrajaya, Malaysia Punta Del Este, Uruguay | Buenos Aires, Argentina Mexico City, Mexico | Long Beach, USA | Paris, France Berlin, Germany | Moscow, Russia | London, UK Photography by Claudio Cerquetti www.fantasyatwork.com & www.hkformulae.com/Media

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Belmond Napasai Paradise found on the North Coast of Koh Samui Set in a grove of cashew trees, this secluded luxury beach resort is situated on a graceful hillside overlooking Baan Tai beach on the north coast of Thailand’s Koh Samui. Seventeen acres of lush tropical gardens surround a collection of private villas and suites, contributing to a very peaceful, intimate, and unspoiled natural setting. The road leading into the property winds up to the reception area, commanding a position about half way up the resort on a hill above the sea. Venturing beyond the lobby, the property, opened in 2004 on what is believed to be royal land, has a set-up that is refreshingly simple and one that makes full use of the hillside setting. Standalone villas are arrayed in rows on 17 acres of gardens, with cashew and coconut trees complemented by blooms of hibiscus and bougainvillea. Most villas have a view of the Gulf of Thailand and the position of most buildings, stacked up on a hill like terraces of a rice field, enables all parts of the resort to benefit from the breeze.


Rooms focus on the star attraction, the natural setting. They are generously adorned with teak and the main embellishment in each is a tapestry above the bed, hung as a scroll almost like a royal decree. All villas are spacious, beginning at 62 square metres with a roomy outdoor terrace, but families often opt for the garden villas that offer grander proportions and sleeping facilities for up to four. For large groups, the privately-owned residence villas with multiple bedrooms, private pools, prime ocean views, and access to their own section of waterfront, are available for rent and are the most sensible choice. These residences, many with carved wood panels on their exteriors, spill over three levels and offer greater exclusivity, set at one end of the resort. A handful of villas have direct access to the beach, but in truth none are more than a few minutes’ walk from the water. The beach is extremely private, with fingers of rocks either side making access to it all but limited to guests of the hotel.To the left of the beach is a small channel where fishing boats moor and where, in the mornings, you might see a mother and daughter walking through the water looking for clams. This picturesque white sandy beach is also the perfect location for your Koh Samui wedding, combining a lush tropical setting with world-class luxury. Choose from Buddhist, Catholic, non-religious and vow renewal ceremonies, and select a venue from the many enchanting locations the resort can offer. Let Belmond Napasai take care of all the arrangements. With seemingly endless options, the resort will tailor your event to make it truly unique. The size of the property ensures there is never a sense of crowding, with its varied levels helping to magnify the feeling of space and openness. The resort is notable for its sense of quiet—Belmond Napasai is so tranquil that the main sound is that of the birds chattering or the high-pitched guttural rat-a-tat-tat squeaks of the omnipresent geckos that roam their indigenous habitat—plus each villa is screened one from another, so privacy is a given. The resort feels like it’s on a desert island—an exceedingly comfortable one! On any visit guests, will typically see two or three farmers tending the land. Enclosures house goats, geese, and other livestock, while some water buffalo roam. All are kept not for fattening for food but as a link to the country’s strong pastoral past, to help guests understand the role of the village farm in Thai society. Crops are grown, too, including dill, papaya, holy and Italian basil, chillies, rocket, beans, peppermint, potatoes, tomatoes, and aubergines. In the late afternoon, you might spot kitchen staff wandering around the plants as they pick supplies for that evening’s dinner. In the heart of the Countryside are a couple of basic thatch-roof salas where cooking classes take place. It’s worth noting this seemingly minor detail—the classes aren’t in some airconditioned hall but in a rustic hut using a gas stove right by the growing area of many of the ingredients, about as authentic a cooking experience as possible. Belmond Napasai 65/10 Baan Tai, Maenam   Koh Samui, Suratthani, Thailand +66 77 42 92 00, Fax: +66 77 42 92 01   info.nap@belmond.com


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Mark Luscombe-Whyte is an award-winning British photographer and true connoisseur of the Arabic region. In his 25 years behind the camera, he has travelled the world, photographed exotic palaces, majestic mosques and striking portraits of desert nomads. His work is featured in leading architecture and travel titles, coffee table books and in London’s National Portrait Gallery. During his recent exhibition at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi which was partnered with Architectural Digest Middle East, we spoke about his wide-spanning career, fascination with Arab culture and challenges he has faced behind the lense. Can you tell me more about your background – how did you get into photography? I was brought up in a nomadic family and first flew unaccompanied at the age of six so travel was always in my blood. My father was a keen amateur photographer and his cameras were off limits so of course every time he left the house I would pick up his cameras and play with them but never shoot any film. Having left school at 16 I began to travel and ended up in Australia with a camera that my father had given me. I did not have the money to process any of the film but that was where I started to take photographs. I then went to live in Spain and on my return to London, after a period working on a building site I began to work as an assistant and at night and weekends I worked in an E6 lab. Having saved enough money I bought my first Hasselblad and started to take photographs. I trained in fashion, advertising and portraiture and then in interiors so I had a very diverse start to my career. My first job was a shoot for the first issue of British Elle Decoration. Who has inspired or helped you find your unique style? Do you have a favourite genre? I am self-taught but a photographer called David Tack was influential in the way that I see things. I have no favourite genre, I love them all and for me it is all about putting 100% into every photograph I take. On a commercial front I would say Hotel Photography is the most rewarding as you are given the time and resources to take brilliant photos. Saying that I worked for years as an editorial photographer so I have learnt to work well when under pressure. What element of your work do you find most rewarding? I would have to say that the most rewarding part of my work is the interaction with the people that I work with and the sheer diversity of what I do. I spent a few years shooting coffee table books and it was always rewarding after months of work to end up with something solid in my hands. How did this collection of the Arab world come about? What draws you to Arabic culture? Some of the first pictures I took that I really liked were shot in the Sinai Desert and I was doing the two things I loved, travel and photography. Life in the Sinai at the time was quite hard for the Bedouin living there as the tourist industry had only just started but among them I found a great tradition of hospitality, even though the conditions were sometimes challenging but this is where my love for the Arab world began. I continued going to Egypt for years but also began to travel in Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Syria, Thailand, Burma and a raft of other countries. Also in visual terms I am drawn to the symmetry and geometric patterns found in the Arab world and it is amazing how far this has traveled as you find strong Arabic influence in countries as far apart as India and Mexico. 68

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With images spanning 25 years of your career, what challenges have you faced shooting? Just about everything you could imagine! I have ended up in some serious scrapes, terrorist attacks in India, having all my cameras stolen (twice), floods, earthquakes (twice), cars breaking down in the desert, cameras breaking down, camels running off with me on top through minefields, being under armed guard in Algeria where I was shooting during the troubles and most recently over friendly tigers in Dubai. That however is why I am a location photographer, I enjoy the challenges and I have learnt to think on my feet and just concentrate on taking pictures. Of all things the most frustrating thing is not being given permission to shoot something I want. A good example is the Water Cistern in El Jadida, I visited it whilst shooting a book and even though I had excellent references I was refused permission but I persevered and after 2 years I finally got the go ahead and went back and took the shot in the exhibition. Looking back it would probably have been easier to pay a bribe on the first visit. Do you have any particular favourites in the collection? If so, which ones and why? I love them all for different reasons but for me three stand out, Ouidas Daughters, Darawa Camel Market and Achmed’s Tent.They were all taken very early in my career whilst I was travelling with a great friend called Nicholas Croucher who lived in the Sinai Desert and took me around to all of these amazing places. In those days I was shooting on a 5x4 plate camera and we travelled all over Egypt in a beaten up old Landrover and headed off on these amazing adventures. It was one of the most exciting times of my life. Sadly Nicholas died and every time I see these images they remind me of him, in fact as I sit and write this I have his portrait on my desk. I would also have to say that they are excellent photographs.

Your images of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque are striking. Where in the UAE would you like to shoot next? There is so much to shoot in the UAE at the moment and next on my list is the new Louvre in Abu Dhabi, I have been told that I will be the first photographer who is allowed to shoot it but the dates keep changing so we will have to see. On another level I also work with an historic process called Wet Plate Collodion which dates from 1851 and is one of the oldest photographic processes. My dream would be to spend a couple of months in the UAE shooting all the 21c architecture with a 19c photographic process. 70

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With such a varied portfolio, how do you approach client and personal work differently? I give 100% to every picture I take and I see no difference between the two apart from the fact that when I shoot personal work I can focus on what I want. At the moment most of my commercial work is in the Middle East/SE Asia and my personal work is the Wet Plate Collodion. Where do you get your inspiration from? How has your style changed creatively over the years? The one thing that has changed my creative style was getting involved in Wet Plate Collodion. This took me back to the dawn of photography. I work with a 10x8 plate camera and basically make everything myself from scratch, the film to the developer. It is dirty, complicated, frustrating and expensive but I absolutely love it! After working with the process for a while I also found that my commercial work had improved dramatically, probably as I now have a much better understanding of how the photographic process works. My inspiration comes from within. You’ve shot in locations all over the world, where would you like to visit next? The question that everyone asks and that I can never answer! There are so many places and so little time. The next place on the list is Argentina but it’s a long list. India is probably my favourite country of all and one day I hope to live there. What’s in your camera bag at the moment? Top of the range Canon equipment, my go to camera at the moment is a Canon 5dS and for my personal work a beautiful Kodak Commercial B, a lightweight 10x8 camera made of magnesium in the late 1930’s which a Dallmeyer 3d, a brass lens from 1879. I have no idea why they call it a lightweight though, it weighs a lot. Can you tell me about your process? Do you have any rules? Rules are made to be broken. What piece of equipment could you not live without? A camera and a tripod and probably now my iPhone but I am embarrassed to say that. What advice would you give to budding amateur photographers? Never give up. At first my pictures were terrible but I shot again and again and eventually they got better. Also don't worry too much, its meant to be fun! How would you say social media is changing photography? A huge question! It is changing it for the better and for me it helps take my work to a larger audience. There are some amazing pictures being taken by people who are only using an iPhone. At the end of the day the equipment is really unimportant. An example is a woman called Marina Sersale who with friends has set up something called Hikari Creative, check them out on Instagram and if you want a look at my crazy life have a look at my Instagram feed which is @mlwindia.

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Set in a lush grove of cashew and palm trees, Belmond Napasai combines natural beauty and unparalleled luxury living into one perfect paradise escape. This breathtaking resort features a private white-sand beach, infinity pool and softly-lit restaurants, all set against the backdrop of the turquoise sea. Local culture is very much a part of the Belmond Napasai experience, giving guests a true taste of Southern Thailand’s famed warmth, hospitality and unique way of life.

65/10 Baan Tai, Mae Nam, Koh Samui, Surat Thani, 84330 Thailand Tel: +66 77 429 200 Email: info.nap@belmond.com, www.belmond.com


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BIOGRAPHY Born in 1978, Zoe Young is a rising talent within the Sydney art scene. Zoe graduated from the National Art School of sydney. She is currently based in Bowral in the Southern Highlands, New south wales with her husband and two young children. Zoe’s paintings are marked by her eclectic use of colour and sharp eye for unique landscape and still-life compositions. Zoe’s childhood included ‘growing up in Bowral in spring,Thredbo in winter and at the beach in Sydney in summer.’ Although having attended the National Art School, she is self-taught in the areas of illustrating, photography, sewing and her passion – painting.Through her use of pastel tones and dramatic shadow, her still life compositions reflect an emotive response to the environment in which she practices. Zoe adapts her eccentric colour palate as a tool to evoke the characteristics of her subject matter – as displayed in her wonderful Archibald Finalist Portrait (2014) of Torah Bright. Zoe’s work is a truly authentic representation of the Australian aesthetic, within her paintings you will find subtle nod to her Australian heritage through understated motifs.As a modern reinterpretation of the traditional still life, her subject matter reveals moments of simple pleasures – inspired through her experience of motherhood and living in the Southern Highlands. Zoe’s perspective on her art making process – “It’s like a muscle, you have to keep your hand and eye co-ordination fit.There are tips and tricks to make it easier, but you know when you’re hitting it and when you’re not.’ Zoe is a seasoned finalist in the Archibald Portraiture Prize, selected in 2014 with her portrait of Olympic Snowboarder Torah Bright and again in 2016 with her portrait of Indigenous Australian model Sam Harris.Within her portraiture and still life works, Zoe has truly excelled and established herself as one of the forefront painters within a new generation of Australian artists. As one of Australia’s rising talents, Zoe received the 2013 John Briscoe Memorial Prize judged by Lucy Culliton and runner up of the 2014 Yen Young Female Artist of the Year Award with her portrait of Winter Olympian Frank Prihoda. In one of Zoe’s landmark exhibitions,‘Home’ (2015) at The Art Society, Southern Highlands Zoe’s body of work reflected her childhood of seasonal changes – Bowral in spring,Thredbo in winter and summer in Sydney. In the last stages of pregnancy at the time of this exhibition, Zoe’s art making methods had ‘turned her eye to the more natural and slower things in life.’ Most recently, Zoe has been exploring landscape and still-life inspired by her surroundings in the Southern Highlands. Due to the rising popularity in Zoe’s work, Zoe now releases limited edition prints of her paintings, follow her on Instagram @zoeoliviayoung for the release dates of these unique yet accessible artworks to collect for your home. O N E CO A S T

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any companies define their products as “luxury,” but most fail to live up to expectations. Paradise Group is not one of those companies. Led by CEO Natthakanya (Khun Apple) Saengpho, Paradise Group has been building luxury Thai properties that have raised the bar in the standard of developments. Specialising in exclusive boutique-style properties in tropical locations, Paradise Group was established 15 years ago by Dr Allan Zeman – a successful entrepreneur and founder of Hong Kong’s well-known Lan Kwai Fong entertainment district. The group is comprised of three tight divisions. Paradise Designs, a professional team of prominent local and international interior designers and architects led by Zeman, this is the group’s design arm. On the other hand, Paradise Properties Development handles development related issues regarding a property. Offering consultation services that guide clients about construction requirements, design packages, methods of saving cost and ways to gain quicker returns on investments. Most notably, the group’s project and property management arm, Andaman Property Development, has enjoyed a reputation over the last 11 years as Phuket’s most knowledgeable and luxury real estate professional. From white sandy beaches and islands to real estate with jungle, mountain and sea views, Andaman Property Development specialises in prime land in Phuket and nearby provinces suitable for the development of luxury hotels, boutique resorts, pool villas and high-end private properties.

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The Success Story of Andara Andara Resort & Villas is one of Paradise Groups award winning collections of exclusive private villas and residence suites. Located on Phuket’s “Millionaire’s Mile” the development enjoys breath-taking views of the Andaman Sea, lush tropical landscaping and offers luxurious tranquility for owners. The sellout success of all 26 villas and 37 residence suites and continued demand has made the development and excellent investment in paradise. The 26 Andara Luxury Pool Villas are comprised of individual villa structures and private pools, all overlooking the pristine Andaman Sea, the Villas come complete with a full-time villa assistant and a private Thai Chef who attend to your every request. Luxurious private recreation rooms, pool tables and gym rooms are available in select villas.These are available with 4, 5 and 6 bedrooms, villas range in size from 1,200 m2 to 2,500 m2. Paradise Group follow a low impact policy and all locally sourced natural materials beautifully complement tasteful furnishings and fixtures to create the ultimate in luxury getaways. Dramatically designed private pools and elements such as outdoor showers provide unique openness allowing usable indoor living space to blend in with the natural outdoor environment and the amazing surrounding sea views. Breathtaking views of the Andaman Sea, lush tropical landscaping and offers luxurious tranquility. A seriously roomy layout with sizable western kitchen, living and dining areas, and large outdoor terrace with private swimming pool overlooking the sea. Each bedroom is designed with exquisite taste. The master bedroom is equipped with its own outdoor shower and opens onto a private terrace with direct access to the private swimming pool. The second bedroom also opens onto the pool, while the third and fourth rooms have private landscape areas.

Each of the three bedrooms is tastefully designed with Thai accents. The master bedroom has breathtaking views and ensuite oversized bath and shower. Andara’s success stems from a perfect combination of contemporary Thai-influenced design with fine attention to detail. The architecture and interiors were conceived by the in house team of international and local architects, Paradise Designs. “We are an honest people. At Paradise Group, for example, we treat everybody with kindness in mind.When doing business, our staff, our client investors and even local government authorities are treated as one team. Beginning a process the right way builds the foundation for successful results.”

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Natthakanya Seangpho (Khun Apple) CEO of the Paradise Group, Phuket

“Throughout Andara, only the finest natural materials and highest quality finishes have been used. Our in-house team allows us to easily customize villas to suit personal tastes,” said architect partner Branko Pahor. The properties feature beautiful interior decoration packages covering custom designed furniture, artwork, homewares, audio-visual equipment and high-end home appliances-fully fitted out before arrival. A key aspect of owning a home in paradise is professional property management. Andara offers 5-star levels of personal service led by an experienced General Manager and management team with a proven track record. The optional rental management service offers owners the opportunity to make a return on investment in paradise. Andara Signature Resort Villas, apart from being the pinnacle of Phuket’s high end resort experience, has set the standard for five-star resort developers in Thailand. The resort has walked away with four major awards at last year’s prestigious “Thailand Property Awards”, winning honours for Best Architectural Design in residential, Best Landscape Architectural Design and for best villa developments in Thailand and Phuket. “When we design a project, we consider how that project benefits Thailand,” Natthakanya says. “The consultancy we provide to investors, considers the implications of what we do in a bigger context – from the architectural and interior design of the development to its financials and tax planning. For example, we use local Thai materials or products when we can and properly plan for what share of profits will be returned to the country after a development breaks even.” Paradise Group is already a leading property developer in Thailand and Hong Kong, with expertise in other professional services such as property and investment management, including funds and loan securement. “We are a turnkey property investment company,” Natthakanya says. “We assist clients and investors beginning from the design of a property to tracking its development and handling the underlying accounting and financials.” www.AndaraSignature.com | +66 86 269 0006 | info@AndaraSignature.com


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What’s Appening…

Smartphones are no longer a luxury for the lucky few but an important part of everyday life in this busy world, One Coast Magazine want you to get the most out of yours. From dating apps to QR scanners, your phone is capable of nearly anything these days, and some apps just rise above the rest. We’ve recently picked some of the newest favorites for you to review.

Snapseed

Trip Advisor App

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Moment

One of the best mobile photo editors

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About to make a late booking for your summer holiday, or just looking for somewhere to say on a weekend away? No matter what you holiday plans are,Trip Advisor places a wealth of information on the quality of hotels, restaurants and attractions at your fingertips. As well as providing the standard address and contact details for these establishments, it also gives you access to lots of real travellers' reviews so you can make informed decisions on the places you're likely to book. You can also use the Trip Advisor forums to check out advice that other travellers have given about the destination you're intending on visiting and there's a built-in flight checker too. The app even lets you save pages for hotels, restaurants and attractions so you can quickly find them again.

Today, you can enjoy your workouts even better with a handy assistant in Runtastic. The app can track your activities, including cycling, running and walking through the GPS on your smart phone. It can also track your speed, time, distance, elevation, calories burned and rehydration Information and so much more. Additionally, you will be a part of a global fitness community for extra motivation and tips and tricks from professional coaches to help you reach your fitness goals.

Seems some folks are just addicted to their iPhones. A newly released app called Moment will show us just how true that may be. Designed to promote a healthier balance between our real lives and those lived through the screens of our phones. Moment tracks how much you use your phone each day, helps you create daily limits on that usage, and offers “occasional nudges” when you’re approaching those limits. The overall goal with Moment is not about getting you to “put down your phone forever and go live in the woods,” It’s about creating a balance in our lives. There’s also a bonus function in the app related to whether or not we’re putting our phone down in favor of going out on the town, so to speak – Moment can also optionally track where you’ve been throughout the day.

Snapseed is a powerful photo editing app. Snapseed strikes a good balance between amateur and professional photo editing. There's your typical level adjustments for exposure, contrast, highlights, etc but there's also a bunch of filters for quick adjustments. All edits are non-destructive, so you don't have to worry about losing the original photo. Snapseed was built from the ground up as a mobile product. You only need to swipe left and right to control the strength of your edits, designed for touch and adjusts easily. If you want more control over editing your photos on the go, Snapseed should be on your short list of apps to try.


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Concept: The escapism is, by definition, the reaction given by the ’modern ones’ for a hardly manipulative social structure which acknowledge its own ethical crisis with general scepsis. They noticed, that this pattern alienating its members from that community which constructed this structure for common progress. In this critical situation, the escapist tries to defense by total avoidance of the unacceptable reality, and turns its mind to pure imaginative practices.

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Investigating this phenomenon, our project tries to find out the solutions of the 21st century for the problem, over those ones which institutionally founded already. Is it possible to create these alternative models by new policy, or our available patterns are not overwritable? How are these realitycreations interact with each other? And how can we escape from them?

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The new couture brand that makes women feel romanticized about themselves… By Nagmani Today Saudi Arabia is on the threshold of putting its stamp on haute couture with a bang. After Mohammed Ashi (founder of Ashi Studio) who has already caused a stir with his majestic couture dresses globally, we have another rising talent to look to in a Paris-based Saudi Arabian haute couture designer Sakina Shbib designing gorgeous gowns that women would often love to wear or see themselves in markedly on special occasions. In an exclusive interview with One Coast, we caught up with her to find out what led her to become a couturier, what it means to her and much more. Shbib’s love of fashion shaped up thanks to her mother who is a tailor by trade. And as far as she can remember, her first experience was working as her mother’s sewing assistant while growing up in the French countryside. “She taught me the ropes for seven years and I would assist her every day after class in bringing to life the wedding dresses of her customers. I owe my success to my mom who spent years teaching me the invaluable art of sewing,” she says. “My mother instilled in me this flame of passion for fashion.” When Shbib turned 14, she was able to make her own wardrobe. Every day in class, she had her schoolmates complimenting her looks and asking her where she bought her dresses. This beautiful feeling made her look at fashion as something she could make a career out of. “From then on, I considered seriously becoming a fashion designer. Later in 2008 when I reached 18, I moved to Paris on my own as a liberal soul determined to make it big in fashion and I graduated after few years from the prestigious Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne. It paved the way for me to dig into fashion with more wit and confidence,” she says. Shbib could not have asked for a more plausible platform than getting her first internship with a new rising star in fashion, Alexandre Vauthier in 2012 to learn the nitty-gritty of designing dresses. “I stayed one year with him, doing the embroideries, beading work and ornaments of his haute couture dresses.This taught me to technically challenge myself and approach design through a strong set of skills,” she says. Then, Shbib went on to work as a seamstress at Givenchy atelier where her new work took her by surprise. But she was geared up for the challenge. “I had to work on a full collection made of leather, which was something I never did before, but I had to be ready to operate. Riccardo Tisci had a very dark and modern vision for his collections, and I had to adapt accordingly. Working on different materials (leather, chains and spandex) helped me perfect my technique,” she says. “I made dresses for Natasha Poly, Kim Kardashian and Ciara, and this was nothing short of a special moment when I felt one of my dreams would be to dress celebrities on red carpet too someday, as celebrity endorsement had a strong impact on the subsequent success of Givenchy.” And Shbib’s ultimate dream of working at Chanel also came true when she joined their ready-to-wear team in 2014. By now, she had become more experienced and was able to think with a critical eye. “My experience at Chanel got me aware of the demands of an elite clientele and the requirements regarding the quality of a garment. What’s striking about Chanel’s work ethic is this belief they hold on to that creativity should never ever wane,” she says. Shbib realizes there is always something timeless about Chanel, but they are also in constant search for new experimental designs as she talks about her incredible experience over there, “I saw them spending considerable amount of time in the studio drawing sketches, experimenting with colors, cutting new shapes. Every pattern changed from one collection to another. I was lucky enough to learn such a big variety of new techniques.” 88 88

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Dawn of Sakina Paris Having worked with the greats of fashion in different forms gave Shbib the much needed vigor or a solid platform to launch her own label in style in 2015. “I made this decision to design my own collection because I felt I had something special to offer to women,” she says. “Whilst working at these fashion houses, I realized their success is bound by the unwavering pledge to work as a team: a successful brand is made of many little tassels, each of them absolutely vital to the final success of the brand itself. And my couture label Sakina Paris very much reflects this teamwork ideology where I encourage everyone working for it to grow with me.” No wonder the way Shbib takes care of her brand as it keeps getting rave reviews across the board validates this point that success comes when you find this balance between hard work, determination, passion, creativity and networking. In fact, Shbib wanted to tell a story about her personal life with Sakina Paris and bring it to a larger audience as she explains, “With it, I’m merging the delicacy of the French tradition with a sense of luxury of the Oriental culture. The French signature look is mostly elegance with a certain amount of minimalism whereas the Arab signature look is a strong expression of beauty with a genuine power of seduction.” Spending time in Saudi Arabia (thanks to her husband who lives there) has only helped Shbib find a way to define her new vision of beauty. As a result, she has surrendered her heart and soul to the magnificence of the Oriental culture. “Now I’ve a strong emotional connection to it and I wanted my collections to reflect this twist of mind when I entered the race,” she reveals. Be it French, Lebanese, Saudi or Kuwaiti, Shbib is moved by all women in her life because she believes they all possess a very feminine vision of beauty. So her goal as a designer is to highlight this facet of beauty according to their own traditions. “Right now I’m meeting with a high demand of customers from the Gulf countries asking me to design their wedding dresses, and in this case, the cultural connection matters: they want to feel beautiful and at the same time honor their religion, which for instance, prompts me to create a dress with no skin exposure. I don’t design a couture dress for my Arab customers the same way I design it for the French ones,” she says. “Different values must be given voice to by designers like us.” The latest haute couture collection of hers comes across as a celebration of burgeoning love, through which woman is regarded as a poetical and romantic being, in search for love. “I’m a hopeless romantic, and I wanted to portray women in a state of seduction, getting a taste of the first experiments of infatuation. In this collection, the presence of flowers (encrusted, embroidered or appliqués) loom large and they are an allegorical figure: they stand for the fragility and delicacy of all young ladies in love,” she says. She regards haute couture as the richest form of art that ever existed. “It’s a combination of architecture, painting, color matching, movement, proportion and balance. It requires passion, sense of aesthetics and creativity,” Shbib says. Her dreamy couture creations strike a chord with women because she is passionate about her work and she designs every single dress with her heart, like most artists. “I care a lot about my customers.When a woman comes to my atelier for the first time, I get to know her personality, listen to her and guide her as much as I can.This is a significant moment when we make an emotional connection,” she says.“I care about how she feels. I advise her about the shape and structure, according to her body type. Beauty comes in all shapes, but knowing the right proportions is essential when it comes to designing a beautiful gown.”


No less enchanting is her luxury ready-towear label SKSParis for which she likes to dive into art and old movies for inspirations because they portray women under an ideal light. Then, she retranscribes these images into real life with a more practical design. Shbib’s latest RTW collection is all about associating her two strongest signatures: structure and elegance. She stays in sync with the times and celebrates the house dress code by giving a pure and modern touch. The silhouettes are elegantly precise; very fitted lines, very tight waists, emphasized shoulders.All in all, the new Sakina silhouette has a conquering allure while maintaining a delicate harmony in colors. It’s carried by legs that reveal themselves though sheer chiffon, symbolic of the Parisian touch.

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“The style focus of the collection is aimed at making women dream. It has reached its goal throughout this collection, but with wisdom and moderation. Bold colors are disappearing in favor of balanced black and white shades, soft pinks, and reasonable camel hues, in order to rejuvenate the silhouette,” she says. “Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, and Greta Garbo had a strong impact on my visualization of beauty. The proportions, the glamorous allure, and the structured silhouettes are what highlighted the magnificence of women in the past decades,” she cites. The challenge for her as a designer is to retain this sense of feminine splendor in more realistic terms. “As women became more active and more emancipated over the years, they wanted to wear dresses in keeping with the modern life, but without losing their power of seduction. I’m glad my ready-to-wear line has that entire angelic spark,” she muses. Having a signature trait that your brand is always identified with and thereby appreciated is no easy feat to achieve. For this, you need to keep your eyes open all the time. “Fashion is both a work of introspection and a work of observation. You have to look into yourself in order to create your signature look that women will identify with,” Shbib says. “Timeless elegance is at the heart of my aesthetics. I care mostly about making women beautiful rather than following trends.” Shbib thinks of fashion as making an investment into by customers who want a dress that will never lose its value over time. “This led me to create a ready-towear collection that is versatile. It holds my signature look a classic dress with a fitted structure but all women can wear it with no age distinction whatsoever depending on how they style the pieces to make their own,” she says. Like the haute couture counterpart, her ready-to-wear line too bears the same quality but in a more affordable way. “I had to compromise between design and details in order to make it happen. But it still has that ‘wow’ feel.” In Shbib’s view, the perfect woman for her collections is one who is selfconfident and educated. “She is a woman who emphasizes her beauty without revealing too much. She is someone who is looking for something unique. In a sense, I believe that luxury is a matter of education instead of money,” she says. Her role models in life are tipped to be smart women who are playing an active role in business to change their communities. They take steps. “Queen Rania of Jordan is the perfect example of woman empowerment. I feel at the climax of my creativity when I make a dress for a lady whose career I admire. I also loved and adored the style of Carla Bruni when she was the French First Lady. She had that sense of natural elegance that is so dear to my country,” she says. As the label makes its way, Shbib has big plans in the offing to introduce new lines to target different segments. “I will start designing abayas this year. It’s a big project of mine,” she says. “It’s all about expanding my vision across the Arab world where my heart is and will always be.”

Contact information Designer's name: Sakina Shbib Haute Couture label: Sakina Paris Luxury prêt-à-porter label: SKSParis Website: http://www.sakinaparis.com/ Location: Paris (shipping worldwide)

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Wallace Chan’s jewelry only creates a stir…

By Nagmani

The art of jewelry making is considered a highly individualistic journey. It represents the unique vision of a person who finds pleasure in creating nothing “ordinary” but only “exquisite” pieces of jewelry women love and often seek to own as per their sophisticated taste. And it’s without a doubt that the type of designs created by a renowned Hong Kong-based artisan jewelry designer Wallace Chan really stands out for that exceptional attribute. In an exclusive interview with One Coast, we caught up with him to find out what lies beneath his fine jewelry, how it has shaped his life to date and much more. Chan’s love of jewelry became apparent when he started learning the craft of gemstone carving at the age of 16. So the first stone that he came in contact with was a piece of malachite known for its healing wonders. With this, his journey with gemstones began. “My curiosity increased through time, and I started to explore the properties of different kinds of gems. Nurtured in the generosity of Mother Nature, gemstones narrate stories of the universe’s past and present,” he says. What makes Chan’s success story even more inspiring is the fact that he didn’t go to any prestigious design school because his family couldn’t afford a formal education. While he couldn’t with only a few years spent in school, he showed steely determination to change the circumstances. “My study on Western sculptures began when I gathered my courage and entered a bookshop one day,” he says. The first book that came my way was a book on Michelangelo’s sculptures. I was overwhelmed by the dramatic expressions of light and shadows, the tensions of muscles and the compelling contours.” Moreover, what he discovered in it was way too different from the Chinese carvings he was familiar with. In order to know more about Western sculptures, he did the insanely impossible when he spent some nights sleeping in the cemetery to observe the Western marble sculptures there. He finds solace in the colors, crystal structures, textures and forms of gemstones as they reveal the human, nature and the universe. “Be it carving, sculpture or jewelry, gemstones are the medium I use to interpret life, express resonance and get in touch with the future. They inspire my creativity, from ideas and forms to craftsmanship and inventions. I like to embrace constant changes in my path,” he says. “The whole thing is an exciting journey for me as it pushes me to explore the various facets of the unknown.” While there are so many established brands battling it out quite intensely to attract the consumers, he doesn’t feel fazed by it. Rather he supports the imminent competition and says, “I’m delighted that my works happen to attract a lot of people. That’s good to know.” According to Chan’s sharp insight, people who collect jewelry art pieces are cultivated persons knowledgeable in gemstones and jewelry. Artistic values and refined craftsmanship appeal to them. They also prefer jewelry pieces that are unique. “From the way I see it, they aren’t confined by the so-called hyped traditions and trends, but they do feel engaged with pieces that contain stories and meanings,” he says. “Each piece of mine is what it’s here for.

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Today he has such a big influence in the world of haute joaillerie simply because of his one of a kind technique “Wallace Cut” that is often shed light on. It’s a carving technique which creates an illusion in transparent materials by combining medieval 360-degree intaglio into 3-dimension engraving. The resulting quintuple reflection unifies these features with precise calculation and angle casting and forms a 3-dimension and multi-line reflection. Chan achieved this milestone not in days or months. It took him 8 years to master the technique constantly experimenting on titanium. “I invented a gemstone-setting-gemstone technique. In order to minimize the appearance of metal claws, this technique uses gemstones to function as claws, in simple words: function is beauty. Titanium is light, hard, colorful and bio-friendly, but it’s also stubborn. It takes a long time to communicate with titanium so to have it tamed the right way,” he says. “Being able to use titanium as I wish has solved a lot of obstacles in jewelry making, expanding the canvas for my creativity, and it also allows me to create jewelry pieces that are ergonomically correct.” His creations are designed and adorned with utmost detailing to make sure women wearing them feel on top of the world. This is when Chan tends to visualize a woman’s figure.

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“A jewelry piece should not only be wearable, it should also be comfortable. This leads me to study the human figure and understand how the bones, muscles and skin work in tandem,” he says. “It’s not just intuition, but a lot of hard work that counts most. But through constant practice you start to believe it’s intuitional. I try my best to make my pieces universal, so they aren’t confined by a particular body type, and they’re able to accommodate all.” Always pushing the envelope to enhance a woman’s beauty, his muse is someone special — a cultivated and confident soul passionate about life and arts. Chan’s multiple works speak volumes about his engaging philosophy to be reckoned with at the international level and for that reason he was graciously invited by TEFAF (the world’s leading art fair) to show his collection there in March this year and will do so again at TEFAF New York in October bringing with him 40 pieces oneof-a-kind jewelry creations which includes a large-scaled titaniumgemstone sculpture “Rise of Heart”. “I felt really honored to be invited to participate at TEFAF. When art lovers of different cultural backgrounds gather here, it’s not just cultural exchanges that take place but also I get to establish mind connection with different individuals. I take this as a process of art practice,” he says.


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www.wallace-chan.com All his works are inspired by his experiences from different periods of his life journey, including his reflections on the mysteries of life. While the Asian jewelry such as those of India and China is the most sought-after style in the world and it has had great influence on the West, inspiring jewelry creators who traveled far into the East and studied history of the East, it would be wrong to say that there is one culture more unique than another culture as he says, “Today, the world is so globalized that cultures inspire and borrow from one another, soon it may not even be necessary to distinguish jewelry works geographically anymore.” However, Chan takes pride in ancient Asia jewelry as it tells us about the emotional functions of gemstones, how gemstones were viewed as sacred objects with divine power that could heal, protect, symbolize good wishes and bring forth good fortune. All these have become a source of inspiration today.“In the Middle Eastern culture jewelry commands a lot of respect and because of it I’m always fascinated by the colorful stories emanating from the region,” Chan admits. He has certainly blown everybody away with his glazing creation titled “Fish’s Whisper” which is shaped in the form of a bangle. To bring it to life, he used intaglio to carve two pairs of fish on the inside of the crystal, following the curve of the bangle. One gets an illusion of the fish as if they are looking out at us from a bowl.

“The world they see and the world we see are both twisted and we take each of our versions of the twisted world as reality. Nothing is real, and nothing is unreal. Everything is a matter of perception,” Chan says. “But I feel that it’s a bit sad for the fish to live in a bowl, so I created for them jeweled corals; wherever they are they are contented in their own universe.” While women lust after his remarkable jewelry, many collectors of his are men too, and they’ve been wearing his jewelry with fervor. “When they wear the pieces, they also appreciate the pieces’ sculptural, carving or other qualities,” he says.“Many of my collectors are not celebrities. I look for collectors who appreciate the spirit of my works. We need to share the same vision. Resonance is the key word in our friendship.” As the world gets hooked on his breathtaking jewels and art installations, Chan’s plans are to have more exhibitions in the future, through which he can connect his pieces to the public and promote the spiritual values of jewelry art.                         It’s no wonder why his night time appears to be so enigmatic. “Every night when I go to bed I imagine myself going through rebirth, and when morning comes I’m a newborn again, curious about everything I see or sense. I’m constantly inspired and I absorb like a sponge,” he says. O N E CO A S T

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Thailand Yacht Show 2016 – it’s a wrap! The second edition of the new Thailand Yacht Show saw visitors enjoying sea trials and glamorous parties on superyachts, fashion shows, supercars and the very latest in on-water toys

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fter four whirlwind days at Ao Po Grand Marina, the Thailand Yacht Show 2016 closed its doors on Sunday night, and organisers could reflect on a successful presentation of yachting to Thailand, and of Thailand to the world. With 60 exhibitors, and no less than 55 vessels on display including 18 superyachts, the second edition of the Thailand Yacht Show in partnership with the Thailand government was most certainly ‘bigger and better’ than any before – a good sign of things to come as the show matures over the next few years.  At the Opening Ceremony, managing director Andy Treadwell addressed the crowds with a clear mission: “Our aim is to […] position Thailand as the natural destination capital for yachting in Asia, as well as the preferred winter destination for the global superyacht fleet.” It was a very busy four days. In addition to the sparkling display of yachts and superyachts presented along the pontoons of Ao Po Grand Marina – spectacularly situated in the middle of the world-class cruising destination that is Phang Nga Bay - the Demo Platform by Java Yachting offered live demonstrations of dinghy sailing, SUP, dragon boating and kayaking and encouraged visitors to take part themselves. 


The social scene at TYS was electric – from the Opening Party at d’Deck sponsored by Sevenstar Yacht Transport to the Closing Extravaganza on board the appropriately-named HYPE, the fun never seemed to stop. Titan Brokers threw an extravagant party for an extraordinary guest list on board the 90m Lauren L. There was much celebration on board the iconic Ocean Emerald (41m), both cruising out to sea and partying on the dock. International brokers Burgess invited VIP guests to a sophisticated evening on board the elegant 50m Northern Sun, and the shows biggest exhibitor Lee Marine also hosted a spectacular party for clients and industry partners… in short, there seemed to be a party ‘going off’ somewhere just about all the time. Many exhibitors attested to the quality of visitors to the Show. “You only need to get one or two really good leads to make attendance worthwhile,” said Della Rudgee, Senior Broker at Singapore-based Hong Seh. “We feel that the Thailand Yacht Show is complementary to the Singapore Yacht Show, and this is the place to exhibit in Thailand.” “Thailand needs more visibility around the world,” reports Ron Patston, CEO of Gulf Charters, based at Jomtien Beach on the Gulf of Thailand. “The Thailand Yacht Show and the Thailand Yachting Forum are doing a good job of spreading the word. Not just about Phuket – the islands around Koh Chang are some of the best cruising grounds in the world, and we are here to help make more noise about it. Thailand Yacht Show is the place to see and be seen in Thailand. It provides a good boost for the marine leisure industry in this part of the world.” 

“As the marine leisure industry grows in Thailand, so will the demand for infrastructure.” Matthew Na Nagara, General Manager of Port Takola Marina, opening in early 2017. The combination of the Thailand Yachting Forum and the Thailand Yacht Show has this year proved to be unbeatable. Putting together the knowledge and expertise of the Thai government ministries, the Thai Marine Business Association and the TYS show team proved to be a winner. The third edition of the Thailand Yacht Show will take place between 14-17 December 2017. Brought to you by the organisers of the Singapore Yacht Show, these two complementary shows are timed to book-end industry activity in the region. Singapore is Asia’s main business hub, attracting wealthy entrepreneurs from all over the region, while Thailand is by far the biggest and best yachting destination. With its warm hospitality and a profusion of extraordinarily beautiful cruising grounds, an increasing number of boaters and yacht owners are visiting Thailand.  www.thailandyachtshow.com

For media enquiries, please contact: Eliza Barrow, Senior Account Manager eliza.barrow@mangopr.com, +65 6536 6527  Nurhayati Ghani, Junior Account Executive nurhayati.ghani@mangopr.com


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Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas One Coast Magazine were honoured last month to be invited to a Media Host Dinner at the Plum Prime Steakhouse at the beautiful Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas. On entering this Casual, yet chic restaurant with just amazing sea views we were greeted by our hosts Chef Francesco Greco and his team. Executive Chef Francesco Greco is at helm of Plum Prime Steakhouse, helped by his assistant Executive Sous-Chef Eittirach Sangpian and Chef Jakkaphong Singhaphrom. PLUM was already fired up with a charcoal oven at the centre. Amazing steaks and creative fish & seafood dishes were being prepared and our mouths were watering in anticipation of the fine dining to come. This is a serious steakhouse, where you can find four different levels of beef, a 100% pasture fed, hormones free Angus, USDA Prime, 100% corn fed and with an amazing marble score 3~4, Darling Dows Black Angus, marbling score 5 to 7 and a rare Kobe beef, with an incredible marble score 9+. 98

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But it’s not just about beef, their menu featured lamb, spring chickens imported fresh from Bresse (France), pigeon, also fresh from France and a vast choice of seafood, either fresh from the market or equally fresh from other countries, such as their famous French turbot or the Japanese octopus. As a Prime Steakhouse, Plum strives to prepare grilled meats at their best, using an imported charcoal brazier from Spain. This is like a charcoal grill but enclosed in an insulated oven, it’s extremely efficient and clean, but delivers all the flavour of a real chargrill. Each meat is basted with a choice of five different marinades, ensuring every slice of meat is cooked exactly at the customer’s desire. A special section of the menu is dedicated to Roast & Braises, also prepared in the very same oven, some of which, might take up to six hours of baking… Starters, seafood, pastas, soups, risottos and seafood main courses are prepared with the use of the most creative, modern and health conscious technologies. Stylish presentation, rich aromas and the very best ingredients from all over the world. Plum don’t spare on anything, even the salts are carefully chosen to match the other ingredients and to do so, they have a collection of different salts, from the Himalayan mines of Pakistan, to the shallow ponds of Camargue, from the Hawaiian volcanos, to the Australian rivers. Every attention to detail is taken even down to the little flowers used for decoration, these are coming fresh from Europe, twice a week, biologically farmed so you can actually eat them with no worries! If you’re looking for that extra special place with delicious dining and service beyond the call of duty visit Chef Francesco Greco and his team at the Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas you will not be disappointed. www.capesienna.com/wind.html

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Executive Chef Francesco Greco is at helm of Plum Prime Steakhouse, helped by his assistant Executive Sous-Chef Eittirach Sangpian and Chef Jakkaphong Singhaphrom. Born in Sardinia in 1970, he represents the third generation of Chefs of his family, after his French mother and Hungarian grand-mother. He started his career very young, at the age of 16 and since then he traveled a good part of the world, working in hotels and restaurants, of which “few” starred ones… O N E CO A S T

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Phuket King’s Cup Regatta 30th Anniversary : a first day of sailing into a bright future for the King’s Cup


In memory of HM the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej And in honor of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun

3-10 December 2016, Kata Beach Resort and Spa Photo by Guy Nowell / Phuket King's Cup Regatta


Gateway to Arabia

words by Stuart Langrish

In 2015, The New York Times named Oman as one of the 52 places to go; Rough Guides named Nizwa as one of the top ten cities, and National Geographic selected Oman as the only Arab country to be among the top 20 of its must-see destinations in the world. One Coast Magazine explores what makes Oman the perfect blend of a modern face on Arabia’s ancient soul. 104

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hile its oil-rich neighbours jostle for attention in a battle of the skylines, Oman is quietly staging a renaissance of its own. Under the careful guidance of Sultan Qaboos, the third largest country in the Arabian Peninsula is forgoing vanity projects and shiny malls for opera houses and historic fort restorations. A beguiling blend of ancient traditions and modern advances – where luxurious hotels and resorts are within air-conditioned reach of rugged mountain ranges and ochre deserts. Situated at the crossroads between Asia, Africa and Western civilisation, Omani people proudly retain their authenticity and culture while offering visitors a myriad of landscapes and experiences to enjoy. O N E CO A S T

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With over 7,000 years of history and the oldest independent state in the Arab world, Oman boasts an enviable array of natural attractions, and is fast becoming the destination of choice for lovers of the great outdoors. Over 2.5 million travellers visited last year to revel in the natural beauty of a country that purveys its own brand of low impact tourism. From sky scraping mountains, to subterranean caves and hundreds of kilometres of desert dunes - Oman is 70 per cent desert with a multitude of ways to enjoy it. History buffs are equally gratified exploring the labyrinthine souks, taking a trip along the incense trail, or visiting some of the 500 forts, castles, and watchtowers which through an enlightened policy of sustainable development, means they remain the best-preserved collection of monuments in the Arabic world. Muscat, the vibrant capital and beating heart of Oman, is the perfect starting point for visitors to experience the timeless Arabian way of life. Meaning “to anchor” or the place where we “let the anchor fall” its name is an indication of the city’s history and traditional function as an important seaport, reflected through hundreds of years of foreign influence and international trade. Located between the Arabian Sea and the foot of the rugged Hajar Mountains, Oman’s major mountain range provides a fascinating and authentic back-drop for Muscat’s 700,000 inhabitants. Instead of a skyline dominated by skyscrapers, the city is characterised by low, whitewashed buildings, dotted with the minarets and domes of the city’s mosques, and extends over a distance of almost 60 kilometres along the coastline. Towered over by an old Portuguese fortress, the Corniche of Mutrah district still presents several lined-up trade houses from the 19th century; with their arched windows, cornices, and grids they form a gorgeous setting for the fleet on the sea. Near the seaport, there is an abundance of ships consisting of dhows, ferries, yachts, luxury liners, and freighters. The country’s most famous souq can also be found close-by; the air in the narrow and winding alleys is filled with scents of spices, incense, and oriental perfume oils and is the perfect place to rummage and haggle for antiques and handicrafts, such as an authentic khanjar – the ceremonial dagger carried by Omani men or for the much vaulted frankincense resin from Dhofar. In Roman times, frankincense was more precious than gold. The Dhofar region in Southern Oman is the starting point for the famous incense route that first connected the Arabian Peninsula with the Mediterranean and helped to establish Oman on the major trading routes that were capable of making cities and places of commerce both flourish and decline. The great historical and cultural value of the area has been acknowledged by UNESCO, which added four sites that make up the Land of Frankincense to its World Heritage List in 2000. The resin that comes from the local Boswellia sacra tree is considered the best in the world. Luxury perfume house Amouage (www.amouage.com) is said to reserve the finest of the local harvest for their products. For true frankincense aficionados, it is possible to visit Amouage’s refurbished factory in Muscat.

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The country’s rich cultural heritage is well preserved in Muscat’s many museums. The most notable of these being the beautiful Bait Al Zubair museum. This former Omani home is a complex of private buildings transformed into an ethnographic museum. Its broad collection of traditional clothes, objects and jewellery helps paint a picture of daily life and traditions in the Sultanate over the centuries. It has recently been extended with the addition of an Oman Renaissance building.The museum also has a collection of local and contemporary art and organises temporary exhibitions, concerts and events to support young and up-and-coming artists. You may not be able to venture inside the Al Alam Royal Palace in the Old Muscat area, but it is still worth a visit. Built by Sultan Qaboos in 1972, its elaborately decorated façades and the impressive courtyard give visitors a good idea of the opulence within the palace, which is used for high-profile public ceremonies and meetings. Opposite the Palace, the imposing forms of the Jalali and Mirani Forts stand on the high ground around the city and are among its most distinguishing features. Built in about 1580 during the Portuguese occupation, their exceptional structures make these two of the most beautiful forts in the country.To the east a third fort, 16th-century Mutrah, sits in a restored watchtower. The 100-step climb to the top may be steep, but is worth the effort for breath-taking views. Nearby the fortress-style Old Town gates now house a magnificent museum that allows you to explore how the city appeared – from its ancient wells to sprawling souks – in days past. From its highest windows, there is also a panoramic view of the city and ocean. Not a museum, but a Muscat must-see all the same, the breathtaking Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque was inaugurated in 2001. Its elegantly carved arches lead to the courtyard and from there you can enter the huge main prayer hall, entirely decorated in white, blue and gold. An opulent 14-metre Swarovski chandelier hangs from the dome and the floor is covered with a Persian carpet handcrafted by 600 weavers and spanning 4,263 square metres. Labelled “The Jewel of Muscat” since its opening in October 2011, the Royal Opera House Muscat (www.rohmuscat.org.om) established Oman as the epicentre of classical music in the Gulf States and is the first of its kind in the Arabian Peninsula. As the Sultan’s vision for the future of Oman’s cultural heritage and legacy, local and international concerts, as well as one-of-a-kind operas are staged here. Recent performers have included Milan’s Teatro Alla Scala Ballet Company, London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and legendary Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo. Leaving Muscat for the hills, the enchanting city of Nizwa lies in the middle of the highest mountain range in Oman, Jabal Akhdar “Green Mountain”, which takes its name from the year-round vegetation that covers its slopes. The range’s tallest peak, Jabal Shams “Mountain of the Sun”, stands at 3,009 metres, over double the height of Britain’s Ben Nevis. Nizwa is an excellent starting point for trips into Oman’s deserts from the north of the country. During the 6th and 7th centuries, it was the capital and has managed to preserve the flavour and richness of its quintessential Omanistyled buildings. Foremost to these is Nizwa Fort, which was completed in the 1650’s and is one of Oman’s most visited national monuments. It is characterised by its towering walls, its 35-metre central turret and unique 107 O N E CO A S T location at the heart of Nizwa’s town centre.


The ancient city developed around a lush, green oasis where the caravan routes from the north met those from the south. Its importance as a trading site is still demonstrated today by its outstanding souk, one of the most bountiful in the country, showcasing a selection of items made from wood, clay and precious metals, as well as meat, fish, fruit, vegetables and spices. It is the perfect place to buy beautiful, original souvenirs. From dawn until 9am on Fridays, there is the unmissable sight of a large cattle market. Bedouins from a number of different tribes flock here to buy and sell camels and other animals. Viewing the Friday markets in Nizwa transports visitors back in time and is a great addition to an Oman experience. Further exploration of the area reveals lush orchards tucked into mountain terraces at heights of more than 1,000 metres. Nizwa is a great base for side trips, including to old villages like Tanuf and Birkat Al Mawz. Al Hamra is considered the most authentic and unspoilt village in Oman, with picturesque buildings reminiscent of the beautiful ochre houses of 108

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bygone days. Bahla is a well-known ancient town famous for Bahla Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the exceptional craftsmanship of its potters. This longstanding tradition can be discovered by visiting the many workshops available. A short drive away is also Jabrin Castle, built in 1670 as the summer palace of the ruling Imam. The castle has been fully restored and now houses a museum as well as a special Sun and Moon Chamber said to be blessed with magical powers. With spellbinding hidden passages, painted ceilings and courtyards enclosed by delicately carved wooden panels, the highest point of the building has breathtaking views of the Hajar Mountains. Another site for the history buffs are signs of Arabian ingenuity that has allowed even barren, arid land to become lush and fertile thanks to an intelligent network of canals known as aflaj (or falaj in the singular). First introduced in Oman by the Persians in 2500BC, the system of about


Given the country’s ancient capital Sohar was the birthplace of Sinbad the Sailor, it’s no surprise how important a role sailing has played in Oman’s rich past. Cruising through the northern Musandam Peninsula’s dolphin-dotted Ruus al Jibal, “Fjords of Arabia”, on a traditional wooden dhow boat is an idyllic and eco-friendly way to explore Oman. From Khasab, a small fishing port and Musandam’s principle town, dhows set out on day, overnight or weekend cruises to the picturesque inlet of Khawr Ash Shamm, Telegraph Island or the cliffside village of Kumzar. For history buffs, the coastal town of Sur, in Oman’s northeast, has long been an important centre for dhow construction: It is said that dhows built here were sailing to mainland China as far back as the eighth century.Today, visitors may take in the local shipyards, which are still active, as well as Sur’s new Maritime Museum. The winding coastal road between Sur and Muscat offers several opportunities to explore Oman’s unique wadis. Wadis are dry riverbeds that run through the mountains to form a narrow valley.They provide a unique – and utterly indigenous – thrill.Visitors can cross and creatively negotiate these riverbeds in 4WDs or on foot in order to discover verdant greenery and waterfalls. Wadi Shaab boasts year-round waters, seven turquoise plunge pools and a secret cave. It remains one of the most beautiful locations in Oman. The Red Bull International Cliff Diving Championships took place here in 2012. Wadis nestling within Jabal Akhdar around Nizwa offer spectacular views of the mountains and rugged landscapes while abandoned mountain villages provide a unique place to camp overnight. Steeped in history, and with such diversity in its landscapes and activities, it is no surprise Oman has inspired some of literature’s most famous tales. From the pulsating capital of Muscat, to its sprawling deserts, visitors can do it all under the constant gaze of ancient forts dotted throughout the landscape like imposing sand castles. With its numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Bedouin villages and wadi oasis’, all of the marvels of this unique setting make it truly the ideal gateway to Southern Arabia.

10,000 channels is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The falaj diverts water from its source through underground tunnels to open above-ground channels that supply water to many of the villages and towns dispersed throughout the country. Oman is home to a breath-taking expanse of sandy desert. At 650,000km2, Rub’ al-Khali, “the Empty Quarter”, spills over the country’s borders into Saudi Arabia, UAE and Yemen to make up one of the largest deserts in the world. However journeying south from Nizwa, the vast Sharqiya desert – also known as the Wahiba Sands, since this is the name of the local tribe – lies at the heart of the country. Throughout the day, its dunes change colour from white to yellow to red. Just two hours from Nizwa, or two and a half from Muscat, it is the most easily accessible desert and allows visitors to experience seemingly endless expanses steeped in silence as well as the daily lives of the exceptionally hospitable Bedouins who still live on its outskirts. O N E CO A S T

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A Morning with the Elephants at

Phuket Elephant Sanctuary Pioneering ethical elephant tourism on the stunning island of Phuket in the south of Thailand

ความเป็นมาของ Phuket Elephant Sanctuary (PES) (ศูนย์อนุรักษ์พันธุ์ช้างจังหวัดภูเก็ต) เป็นศูนย์ทก่ี อ่ ตัง้ ขึน้ เพือ่ เป็นสถานทีอ่ าศัยส�ำหรับช้างทีป่ ว่ ย พิการ บาดเจ็บ และสูงอายุ ทีเ่ คยถูกใช้งานหนักทัง้ ในอุตสาหกรรมการท่องเทีย่ ว และธุรกิจตัดไม้ PES เป็นสถานที่ท่องเที่ยวเชิงอนุรักษ์ (ช้าง) แห่งแรกในภูเก็ต ตั้งอยู่บนที่ดินกว่า 77 ไร่ที่ต�ำบลป่าคลอก ใกล้กับอุทยานแห่งชาติเขาพระแทว มีทั้งพื้นที่ป่า ธรรมชาติและสวนยางพารา และมีแอ่งน�้ำจืด 3 จุด ซึ่งช้างสามารถเดินป่า กินใบไม้ ใบไผ่ อาบและเล่นน�้ำ และเล่นโคลนได้อย่างอิสระทั่วพื้นที่ นอกจากการได้ใช้ชีวิต อย่างอิสระแล้ว ช้างที่นี่ยังได้มีโอกาสกลับเข้าไปอยู่ในสังคมร่วมกับช้างตัวอื่นๆ และสร้างความสัมพันธ์ที่แน่นแฟ้นใน Sanctuary อีกด้วย ซึ่งส�ำคัญมากเพราะช้าง เป็นสัตว์สังคม PES ก่อตั้งขึ้นด้วยความร่วมมือระหว่าง 3 ฝ่าย คือ คุณมนตรี ทดแทน อดีตเจ้าของแคมป์ช้างที่ภูเก็ต, คุณแสงเดือน ชัยเลิศ (คุณเล็ก) ผู้ก่อตั้ง Save Elephant Foundation และ Elephant Nature Park ที่เชียงใหม่ และ คุณ Louise Rogerson ผู้ก่อตั้ง EARS Asia ซึ่ง PES ด�ำเนินการภายใต้หลักการเดียวกับ Elephant Nature Park ที่เชียงใหม่ และเน้นมาตรฐานการเลี้ยงดูและคุณภาพชีวิตของช้างที่สูงสุด โดยเน้นถึงการปลดช้างที่อยู่ในอุตสาหกรรมการท่องเที่ยวและ เดินป่า และธุรกิจตัดไม้รีไทร์จากการใช้งานหนัก บ�ำบัด และคืนสู่ชีวิตธรรมชาติ ที่ PES นักท่องเที่ยวจะได้ใช้เวลากับช้างในธรรมชาติของเค้า ให้ผลไม้ (เป็นของว่างของช้าง สับปะรด กล้วย แตงโม แตงกวา) เดินป่าเคียงข้างช้าง ดูช้างว่ายน�้ำ กิน ใบไผ่ เล่นโคลน และเรียนรู้เกี่ยวกับชีวิตและพฤติกรรมตามธรรมชาติของช้าง แต่ทั้งนี้ศูนย์จะขอให้นักท่องเที่ยวให้ความส�ำคัญกับการให้พื้นที่ส่วนตัวกับช้าง เพื่อให้ เค้าได้แสดงพฤติกรรมธรรมชาติได้เต็มที่ การเข้าไปที่ศูนย์นั้นจะต้องจองล่วงหน้าเท่านั้นที่ enquiries@phuketelephantsanctuary.org โดยมีบัตรราคา 3,000 บาทต่อคน / เด็ก 3-10 ปีราคา 1,500 บาท / เด็กต�่ำกว่า 3 เข้าฟรี / ราคานี้รวมอาหารกลางวัน เยี่ยมชมเวปไซท์ ได้ที่ www.phuketelephantsanctuary.org ศูนย์นี้จัดตั้งขึ้นภายใต้ Save Elephant Foundation (SEF) ของคุณเล็ก แสงเดือน ชัยเลิศ ซึ่งเป็นองค์กรไม่แสวงหาผลก�ำไร ผู้ที่สนใจสามารถร่วมบริจาคได้ที่ www.phuketelephantsanctuary.org/donate


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haven for Thailand’s gentle giants, the newly opened Phuket Elephant Sanctuary offers a retirement home for sick, injured, tired, and old elephants who have previously worked hard for tourism entertainment or in the logging industry. At the Sanctuary, rescued elephants are encouraged to relearn their natural behaviours and instincts, socialise with other elephants to form bonds and connections, and live out their lives surrounded by love and care. Located near Khao Phra Thaeo National Park, the Sanctuary’s open compound is part natural rainforest and part rubber plantation. With wide dirt paths, lush greenery, and three freshwater lagoons, elephants freely roam the grounds throughout the day, bathing in the water, covering themselves in lovely thick mud, and foraging in the forest. In the evenings, they are safely tucked into spacious enclosures where the softest beds of sand await for a good night’s rest.

‘A Morning with the Elephants’ is an enriching and interactive session where visitors can meet the rescued elephants and learn who they are, and why they need to be protected. In this session, guests can feed and enjoy a leisurely walk with the elephants, and observe as they go about their day: roaming, foraging, bathing and playing in the lagoons. By visiting Phuket Elephant Sanctuary, guests are supporting a sustainable, ethical and compassionate approach to elephant tourism. Phuket Elephant Sanctuary was founded through a three-way partnership between Mr. Montri Todtane, previously a Phuket elephant camp owner, world-renowned elephant conservationist and founder of ‘Save Elephant Foundation’ Ms. Sangdeaun ‘Lek’ Chailert, and founder of ‘EARS Asia’ Ms. Louise Rogerson. This groundbreaking project follows the approach of Lek’s highly successful Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, and is committed to the highest welfare standards focusing on retiring, rehoming and rehabilitating elephants that have formerly worked in the logging and trekking industries. A project under Save Elephant Foundation (SEF), a Thai registered charity founded by Sangdeaun ‘Lek’ Chailert and dedicated to protecting Asian Elephants, Phuket Elephant Sanctuary relies on donations to give the rescued elephants a happy, healthy and peaceful life. Donations help to provide nutritious food, veterinary care, shelter and enrichment for the elephants.

Please visit www.phuketelephantsanctuary.org/donate today. Visits to Phuket Elephant Sanctuary are by reservations only. For More Information Telephone: +66 (0) 94 990 3649 E-mail: enquiries@phuketelephantsanctuary.org Website: phuketelephantsanctuary.org Facebook: phuketelephantsanctuary Instagram: PhuketElephantSanctuary

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From Farm-To-Table

TRISARA’S NEW RESTAURANT PRU PRU is Phuket’s most anticipated dining experience nestled in the awardwinning luxury beachfront resort Trisara. Taking inspiration from Trisara’s very own farm “Pru Jumpa”, PRU is set to elevate the farm-to-table movement in Thailand. The culinary concept stems from the team’s close relationship with local suppliers and farmers as well as the opportunities to forage and discover new ingredients at “Pru Jumpa”, the resort’s nearby expansive piece of land that is dotted with beautiful lakes and home to a variety of indigenous plants, local herbs, organic vegetable gardens and free range chicken. At the helm of the kitchen is Jim Ophorst,Thailand’s contestant for S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016.Aged 27, Jim started his career at Trisara in 2014 after gaining experience at the award-winning Gaggan in Bangkok. “I am truly humbled by the opportunities to work closely with local fishermen, farmers and merchants, and find it inspiring to discover new distinct ingredients every day. PRU is meant to be a tribute to the gifts of this wonderful region.” said Jim who is renowned for his imaginative cooking style and innovative techniques. The highlight of the menu is a dish using ingredients exclusively sourced from the restaurant’s farm “Pru Jumpa”, including organic eggs from its free range chicken, mushrooms from a dedicated mushroom hut, a crème and hollandaise from fresh pumpkins and water lily roots from one of the many watering holes. The restaurant’s name also constitutes the team’s philosophy of “Plant, Raise & Understand”. In addition to planting various vegetables, herbs and fruits and raising their own animals, the team strives to truly understand the environment they operate in, and to share their knowledge with others. Their hands-on approach doesn’t stop there. The team also churns their own butters, creates plates from driftwood and recycles food waste. In line with its commitment to sustainable practices, the restaurant created the Local Resources Index as a measure to track its efforts in sourcing ingredients locally and to inspire other restaurants to follow suit. “When people think about Thailand’s most exciting dining destinations Bangkok naturally comes to mind. With PRU I am convinced we have an opportunity to also give Phuket a spot on the map of innovative culinary destinations. ”said Quentin Fougeroux, director of food and beverage at Trisara. 112

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2016 Gold List of Condé Nast Traveler (Only Beach Resort in Phuket) TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice: #1 Hotel in Thailand Top 100 Resorts: Robb Report Gallivanter’s Guide: Best Leisure Resorts Worldwide & Best Resort Cuisine Worldwide Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2014 For more information or bookings Trisara Phuket +66 (0) 76 310 100 pru@trisara.com www.prurestaurant.com


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ENERGY SAVING TECHNOLOGY FOR AIR CONDITIONERS CONTINEWM nets: The highest breakthrough in Energy Saving in the latest 10 years. CONTINEWM® is a Made in Japan High-Tech AC Net made with a special material which naturally and permanently emits Far Infrared Rays (FIR). Far Infrared Rays disaggregate the molecules of water present in the air, making the air flow much smoother and increases the heat exchange ratio in the air conditioning unit. The result is that the AC compressor is more efficient and uses much less energy to run and reach the set temperature. This is how CONTINEWM® Net is able to achieve energy savings. It is simple to install CONTINEWM by placing it on top of your air conditioning filter. There is no need to interrupt your air conditioning service during installation, no additional running cost after installation, and no special modification is needed on the outdoor or indoor unit of your air conditioner. The product has zero maintenance and can be installed by anyone without any technical skills, as we will demonstrate. CONTINEWM NETS can be applied to any existing air conditioning unit producing a significant drop ~ 25% in energy consumption as shown for Banyan Tree Samui, Century 21 RE and many other worldwide. CONTINEWM® does not need maintenance, electricity supply, or to be replaced since life span of it is longer than the air-conditioning unit in which it is installed.They provide a lifetime warranty. For example, Century 21 Samui save 24.6% on their electricity bill, with a ROI of 11 months, and Banyan Tree Samui saves 21.8% with a Roi of 16 months.

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Also, as said the clients in Thailand (references are fully available) in which they have installed the ceramic nets in the office, the management have noticed that their staff were much more concentrated, less tired and more productive because of the improved quality of the air they breathe. In addition to the energy saving benefits of the CONTINEWM Nets, it has been verified that the far infrared rays emitted by CONTINEWM nets have multiple other benefits. Far infrared rays decompose the items that are the sources of odours such as sweat, proteins or lipids to efficiently eliminate odours. In addition to the effect of far infrared rays, CONTINEWM nets possess a permanent electrode which continues to emit a small current which gives it antibiotic functions (deodorises from smokes and other biological odours, removes moisture and eliminates mould). CONTINEWM is a real breakthrough in energy saving, which allows to reach an average 25% in reduction for energy saving costs: while being an established product in Japan for many years already, the team in Thailand has already tested this simple system in hundreds of Hotels and restaurants, spas and various business. Ideal installations include Shopping Centres, Offices, Hospitals, Factories, Schools, Hotels, Building developments, condominiums and villas. They also have an office in Bangkok at “The River� by Raimonland building which can be visited to talk with the Bangkok Dealers. Continewm Technology will be able to release and show the practical reports during a presentation we could organise any time in the future. This technology, which they represent an exclusive for Thailand as sole importer, with an international team of engineering professionals in this field and expert dealers from Switzerland, Japan and France. Continewm Technology also have a show office at The River / Raimon Land in Bangkok, where our headquarter is located, with branches also in Phuket and Samui. In case of your interest we can provide any kind of further information and demonstrate the practical usage of the CONTINEWM NETS. Continewm Technology are always pleased to provide further information and also to inspect your project with our commercial and engineering personnel based in Koh Samui. They will need to see which model of Air conditioning you are using in your development in order to provide a sharp pricing for the product. Please visit our website and check the attached images. www.continewm.asia

In all the properties where CONTINEWM Nets have been installed, there is a verified reduction in energy consumption. It is not by chance that this is a best-selling product in Japan; already installed in hundreds of commercial and residential buildings, factories and malls, industrial plants, food processing facilities and more. O N E CO A S T

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Khao Soi

Pla Tub Tim Tod Northern Style Curry and Coconut flavored Noodle Soup with Deep-fried Tilapia Fish Fillet Khao Soi is one of Northern Thai cuisine’s most famous dishes, and it is well known that some of the best tasting examples can only be found in Chiang Mai. This spicy and fragrant dish is a hybrid between a curry and a soup; and is best known for its unique combination of yellow noodles, crispy noodles, and crunchy pickled condiments on the side. Bangkokbased foodies know exactly where to go to enjoy Khao Soi in the busy metropolis of the City of Angels, but finding the real deal in Koh Samui has proved almost impossible…until now. Executive Sous Chef, Khun Teerapat Arintra is originally from Chiang Mai and has recently introduced this northern delicacy to the menu at Sheraton Samui Resort’s beachfront restaurant, Long Talay. To ensure the taste, consistency, and color are on par with Chiang Mai standards, Chef Teerapat has brought along his own unique recipe from back home. The weather in Chiang Mai can be a little cool when compared with the tropical heat here in Koh Samui. However, this is never a problem at Long Talay; simply sit back and experience an authentic bowl of Khao Soi as you enjoy the sunshine and beautiful views surrounding you at Sheraton Samui Resort.

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Ingredients for 4 servings 10 pc 2 pc 4 pc 2 pc 1 tsp 20 g 30 g 1 pc 20 g 40 g

Khao Soi Paste Thai dried chili (small size) Shallots (small size) Peeled garlic cloves Lemongrass (stalk) Kaffir lime zest Fresh yellow turmeric Young ginger Cardamon pods Coriander root Shrimp paste

Curry Sauce 500 ml Fresh coconut milk 30 g Palm sugar 35 ml Thai fish sauce (premium) 35 ml Soy sauce (dark) 250 ml Chicken stock 5 g Cooking salt 5 g White ground pepper

600 g 3 pc 80 g 300 g

Fish Tilapia fish fillets Eggs (beaten) Flour Breadcrumbs

Noodles 720 g Chiang Mai yellow noodles 80 g 120 g 2 pc 40 ml

Garnish Diced shallots Pickled lettuce Fresh Lime (wedges) Chili Oil

For the Khao Soi Paste - Combine all the ingredients in a mortar and pestle and grind to a smooth paste For the Fish - Prepare the fish fillets (4 fillets) - Season with salt & pepper - Dip in the flour - Dip into the egg until coated - Dip into the bread crumbs until lightly coated - Deep-fry until golden brown and set aside (keep warm) For the Curry Sauce - Heat the wok with some oil on a medium heat - Add the Khao Soi paste and stirfry until fragrant - Add the coconut milk - Add the chicken stock - Flavor with the remaining ingredients - Gently bring the mixture to simmering point - Adjust the level of seasoning if necessary

For the Noodles - Boil the noodles briefly in boiling water - Drain and shock-cool with cold water Presentation - Divide the noodles into 4 serving bowls - Spoon the curry sauce over the noodles - Top with the deep-fried fish fillet - Decorate with some fried crispy yellow Chiang Mai noodles and garnish with fresh coriander leaves Serve with chili oil and pickles on the side Note from the Chef - Fish can be substituted by chicken, pork or beef

Teerapat Arintra Executive Sous Chef

Tel: +66 (0)77 422 020 www.sheratonsamui.com


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A big-hearted picture full of moments of magic, the New Zealand-based comedy-drama Hunt for the Wilderpeople is a charmer. Directed by Taika Waititi , this focuses on the emotional thrust of a mismatched buddy movie.

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Not that any of the central characters would admit to anything as fluffy as an emotional journey. Ricky (Julian Dennison) is a troubled orphan, raised on hip-hop and rejection. Placed with the latest in a series of foster families, this time on a farm far away from the city where he styles himself a gangster. His foster aunt Bella (Rima Te Wiata) breaks down his defences with down-to-earth love and affectionate mockery. However, when a tragedy threatens to steal back the life that Ricky has come to love, the boy finds himself on the run in the bush with Bella’s grizzled husband Hec (Sam Neill) and a dog called Tupac.

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So Sausage Party in a nutshell is basically a spoof of all the Pixar movies everyone has come to love over the years. What if the premise of a film like Toy Story, in which inanimate objects come to terms with the meaning of their existence, was pushed to its logical, dark-as-hell conclusion? Brought to life by decent CGI Frank (Seth Rogen) is a sausage with feelings for a hot-dog bun named Brenda (Kristen Wiig). He shares a packet with buddies Barry (Michael Cera) and Carl (Jonah Hill). There’s a tomato voiced by Paul Rudd and a taco with the tones of Salma Hayek. If you’re wondering how many puns on food names there are here, the answer is a lot. For the first stretch, in fact, it seems like that might be all Sausage Party has to offer.

Gradually, the two loners who only had Bella in common find a friendship, united against the authorities that hunt them down. The movie contains a lot of shots of the New Zealand countryside and the movie also has a lot of 360-degree pans, which are a neat alternative to the standard montage sequence. But the film’s main asset is the unpolished characters that we root for. Overall a very, very funny movie with lots of laugh out loud moment and definitely one of my favourites of the year!

Sausage Party is actually a bold piece of work, with some big ideas on its mind. The return of a panicked jar of honey mustard (Danny McBride) to the store, raving about the abuse given out to food items by humans, triggers a crisis in Frank, who sets out to investigate. Sausage Party is actually a very smart movie with jokes concealed beneath a layer of utter filth which build and build until a late set-piece that will likely make you choke with laughter. There are barren patches, the villain of the movie is more loud than funny, and some of the gags have surely come directly from a pack of Christmas crackers — but the movie succeeds in cooking up something truly original.


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Spector (J.Dornan) and Gibson (G.Anderson) return for Series 3 of the acclaimed crime drama The Fall and what started off as a slow burner has quickly turned into a fiery concoction of darkness.

THE FALL SEASON 3

The Fall follows a serial killer in Belfast and the police force trying to catch him.

Gillian Anderson , Jamie Dornan

just out WESTWORLD Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Racheal Even Wood, Thandie Newton, james Marsden

What I also liked is the fact that the same storyline was expanded on over all 3 seasons rather than having a "killer of the season" feel to it. Overall a solid detective drama with a satisfying conclusion with many twists and turns Along the way which is what the puclic want and expect with this sort of drama.

The series has a definite Scandi Noir feel to it and lots of elements of harsh realism that get under your skin. There are no cheap Hollywood horror tricks, no suspenseful string refrains or CGI. The acting is top notch with both Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan performing their leads wth conviction which is saying a lot after seeing Jamie in 50 Shades of Grey.

As many sci-fi fans will know, the show Westworld is based on the 1973 feature film of the same name and the premise is basically the same as it was then: a highly sophisticated theme park offers rich clients the chance to visit the long gone era of the Old West. The show does a great job pulling the viewer immediately into Westworld. Within 10 minutes of the first episode, the basic rules of the theme park are established: paying guests called "newcomers" get to interact with androids called “hosts" and you really cant tell which is which.They all live together in a world dressed up like the Old West – and in this world, the guest truly is king. The rules are simple: the visitors get to do whatever they like with – or to – the androids. They can have a friendly chat with them, flirt with them or embark on a spontaneous (or scripted) adventure with them – but they can also shoot them, rape them, torture them and kill them at will. The androids are constructed so they can no way physically

harm "living" creatures. I found Westworld immediately compelling because its premise offers the chance to explore a wide range of film genres: sci- fi, western, drama and horror. The music and effects are fantastic and the high caliber actors do a great job at bringing their characters to life (artificial and otherwise). A special mention needs to go to Ed Harris and Anthony Hopkins: their screen presence is once more just impossible to ignore and they simply own every scene they're in. Generally speaking, there really isn't much to complain about in Westworld and with a cast most shows would kill for, the stars really seem to have aligned for Westworld. My overall verdict: Westworld is intelligent science fiction for adults which offers more than just eye candy and is full of mysteries.

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EAT it | drink it | Do it | sleep it

Bangkok

dubai & Abu dhabi

Eat it : Azzurro Italian Restaurant & Bar

Eat it : Rüya Restaurant & Lounge

Azzurro is housed in a bright and airy building with a small terrace out front and large windows looking out onto the terrace and the street beyond. Arches, Roman-style urns and pastel colors give the setting a Mediterranean feel. The menu at Azzurro is filled with traditional dishes as they are found in Italy.Although the owner is from Viareggio, in northern Tuscany, his menu is representative of all regions of the country.You won’t find fusion dishes here, nor is pizza to be found on the menu, only Italian cooking as it is prepared and served at Italy’s finest restaurants.

Meaning ‘dream’ in Turkish, this enticing concept fuses a vibrant restaurant, lounge and bar experience together, exploring the extremely rich history and diversity of Anatolian food, a culture that draws inspiration from a number of rich culinary traditions. Central to the story is the food offering, led by Executive Chef Colin Clague, one of the region’s most respected and celebrated culinary talents with an exceptional reputation having worked at the prestigious Burj Al Arab, and award-winning Zuma in London and Dubai. Featuring an array of Anatolian classics with a contemporary and fresh twist, we’d recommend dining on the chic outdoor terrace with stunning views of Dubai Marina. Culinary highlights include Midye Dolma (rice stuffed mussels), a variety of classic Lahmacun and Pide, as well as signature dishes such as slow-cooked Claypot Lamb Shank and Mint Manti. The drinks are also of note with an exciting cocktail menu to entice the senses. Signature concoctions such as the Ottoman Old Fashioned, Anatolian Fizz and Torschi Martini are mixed from a free-standing bar and crushed ice from a gigantic, futuristic ice machine suspended from the ceiling of the bar. Wines, selected from Turkish vineyards by Rüya’s creator, Umut Ozkanca, bring together and compliment the succulent dishes.

+66 (0) 2-003 9597 +66( 0) 81-535 4578 info@azzurrorestaurant.asia

Drink it: The Iron Fairies Bar Looking for something new to try in Thong Lor and Ekkamai? Iron Fairies is a mystical bar that is designed like an old farrier’s workshop, place is packed with old lumber pieces and cast iron leftovers and a huge spiraling staircases that looks as if it just came out of some ancient magical film and you’re just waiting for the gargoyles to dart out of some of the many secret doors and dark alcoves. Open from 18:00 to 02:00, it can be quite difficult to find Iron Fairies so just keep looking on your right-hand side as you wander past Thong Lor Soi 10 and the closest BTS Station is Thong Lor but grab a motorbike taxi and you there for a few baht in a couple of minutes. +66 (0) 2714 8875 sales@theironfaries.com

Do it : The Friese-Greene Club The Friese-Greene Club is a small, private member's club in Bangkok Thailand. It is dedicated to those people who have a passion for cinema, filmmakers, film students, film journalists, or film enthusiasts. The club welcomes visitors to its calm environment which can be a great place to escape the bustle and noise of Sukhumvit.The FrieseGreene Club has a library of film books and reference materials for guests to browse, access to film periodicals such as Hollywood Reporter, Screen International, and American Cinematographer. Shows the latest film news and trailers on screen plus has a 9-seat screening room showing classic and cult films. Free high-speed Wi-Fi and a reasonably-priced bar. +66 (0) 87 000 0795

sleep it: The Berkeley Hotel Pratunam The Berkeley Hotel is one of Bangkok’s full-service luxury hotels in the heart of the city. Featuring modern and luxurious interiors, with the perfect mixture of Thai and European design. Spacious, functionality yet comfort is the concept behind this hotel. The hotel is located within walking distance to Bangkok’s most vibrant and famous shopping areas from luxury shopping malls as Gaysorn Plaza, Amarin Plaza, Central World, to the famous wholesale malls at The Palladium World Shopping Centre and The Platinum Fashion Mall. It has easy access from major roads plus great connections to Airport Rail Link and BTS Sky Train.

+66 (0) 2309-9999 info@berkeleyhotel.co.th

www.ruyadubai.com +971 4 3999 123 Drink it: Hidden Bar

Located on Al Maryah Island at the core of Abu Dhabi’s new International Financial Center and directly connected to The Galleria and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Rosewood Abu Dhabi is a fivestar hotel that brings sophistication to new heights. Inspired by the glistening Arabian Gulf, this ultraluxury hotel features spacious guest rooms and an amazing selection of fine dining restaurants and bars. An insider tip lets us discover the Hidden Bar.The ultimate spot for a private, mysterious hideaway, this cozy lounge features cocoon-style seating with gliding veiled drapes and soothing music. Relax indoors or step outside to the comfortable terrace to experience beautiful views of the Abu Dhabi skyline. Guests can enjoy decadent teas and the finest selection of wines and rare spirits. Rosewood Abu Dhabi +971 2 813 5550 abudhabi@rosewoodhotels.com Do it : Art House Café and Etihad Modern Art Gallery

The Art House café is a perfect platform for workshops, celebrating special occasions and holding small events. Apart from being an artistic hub it’s also a popular venue for musicians to perform at and for children to hone their artistic talents. In collaboration with H.E Khalid Seddiq and the artist Amalie Beljafla, a unique menu concept has been created that also includes, Taipei Dao and its traditional Taiwanese healthy cuisine. The Art House Café caters to those who choose locally grown, organically produced, healthy and nutritious food that feeds the body, mind and soul. Khalid conceptualized this planet friendly café, purely out of his passion for the environment and using all natural materials.The café has been designed and decorated using recycled materials, which have been re-crafted with his artistic flair. www.facebook.com/arthousecafead www.etihadmodernart.com sleep it: DAMAC Maison Cour Jardin Dubai

Finding reasonably priced accommodation in the centre of Dubai can is difficult at the best of times and sadly the quality of choice often leaves much to be desired. Thankfully DAMAC Residences are an exception to the rule and none more so that the DAMAC Maison Cour Jardin Dubai. Immaculately furnished apartments finished with contemporary luxury in mind. Room types are available to suit all tastes and budgets ranging from 42sqm deluxe rooms to three bedroom apartment suites. All rooms allow for flexibility and freedom of movement by offering open plan kitchens and separate dining areas. This urban garden retreat is centrally situated in Dubai’s downtown business area yet retains an atmosphere of calm comfort. Indulge yourself in Dreamworks Spa which offers seven treatment rooms, a holistic cocooning room, floatation tank and steam/sauna facilities. The hotel also boasts a kids club, outdoor swimming pool, restaurant and complementary shuttle bus to and from Dubai Mall. www.damacmaison.com/en/cour-jardin


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Samui

Phuket

Eat it : El Gaucho Argentinian Steakhouse

Eat it : Esenzi Restaurant

Those of you fortunate enough to have travelled to South America will know the absolutely incredible flavour and tenderness of Argentinian beef. Now the El Gaucho Argentinian Restaurant has also opened in Samui. Steaks start at only 490 to 8,290 Baht and are delicious and served with potato gratin, creamed spinach and both pepper sauce and red wine sauce – we recommend the red wine sauce! Steaks are served on a plate with hot coals underneath which keeps your steak both hot, and cooking while at the table. Great for sharing too. There are also lamb, pork, hamburgers, fish, chicken and pastas. Atmosphere is Gastro Bangkok style – beautifully finished with a bar, wine cellar and outdoor cigar lounge.

Esenzi is a globally-influenced seafood restaurant that delivers the most immersive, elite dining experience in Thailand. The aim is to bring every element of the ocean right to your table through a superior, interactive atmosphere. Located on the shores of Natai Beach just 20 minutes north of Phuket International Airport, the progressive cuisine at Esenzi features contemporary renditions of classic seafood preparations, successfully fusing great food, service and an exceptional scene as it appeals to the tastes of today’s modern diner. Serving up dishes that are both sophisticated and approachable – two seasonal tasting menus as well as signature a la carte options are available with an emphasis on creating a memorable set of experiences that will encourage clients to return time and again.

162/8 Moo 2, Chaweng Beach Road, Koh Samui, Suratthani 84320, Thailand +66 625 939 668, Reservation.samui@Elgaucho.asia Daily From 3pm until 11pm

40/14 Moo 6 Baan Natai, Khokkloi, Takuathung Khok Kloi, Phangnga, Thailand bookings@esenzirestaurants.com. +66 (0) 76-451-456

Drink it : Tamarina Bistro & Bar Tamarina Bistro & Bar offers Thai fusion seafood and boasts one of the best sunset views on Koh Samui island. They value the art of traditional Thai cooking in combination with locally sourced seafood and a twist of Italian influence. Come relax and unwind under our ocean front Tamarind tree in a beautiful beachfront location.Tamarina Bistro & Bar is located next to the entrance of the famous Big Buddha in Koh Samui. It is managed under the joint venture, Pola Pola and Bantita Group. +66 (0) 77 423 635 info@tamarinabistroandbar.com do it : ERANDA HERBAL SPA Eranda Herbal Spa has the relaxing and soothing ambience you would expect from a high quality spa facility, but with an added air of exclusivity and luxury that completes the ultimate pampering experience. Truly one of the best spa in Koh Samui. Herbal Steam & Plunge Pool Eranda Signature Massage Ancient Thai Massage Body Scrub, Body Wrap 99.99% Gold Facial Treatment Private Sala with Jacuzzi Transfer Service ERANDA HERBAL SPA SINCE 2002 9/37 Moo 2 North Chaweng rd. Samui Surathani 84320 Thailand +66 (0) 77 300 321-4, +66 (0) 98 329 1445 www.erandaspa.com sleep it : Horizon Residence Condotel Horizon Residence Condotel is Koh Samui’s premier Condotel. Located only a 4-minute walk to Koh Samui’s most beautiful beach, “Choeng Mon”. The Horizon Residence location could not be better situated, the airport is only minutes away, as are the main restaurants, bars, shopping areas, and the night life of Chaweng. Their Condos & Town Houses are fully furnished with Free Wi-Fi internet, air conditioned rooms and televisions with cable TV. The high-quality accommodation and ambient communal areas, including 3 communal swimming pools & gym, operated by a professional team of hotel experienced staff, they will ensure that Horizon Residence Condotel will be a great place to stay for you and your family that gives you a feeling of a “home from home”. Horizon Residence, Tongsai Road, Choeng Mon, Koh Samui 84320 Thailand Contact: Reception +66 (0)77 950 581 Jamie +66 (0)95 579 4762

Drink it: 360º Bar The 360º Bar at the Pavilions Phuket is the perfect place to catch that hilltop sunset. A whispering bamboo grove announces the 360° Bar, perched above the paradise of Phuket. Enjoy exclusive signature cocktails and eclectic tapas together with stunning views of Phuket Island. Here you can feel the comfortable breeze at the hilltop while refreshing with a cocktail at the end of the day, or have an aperitif before dinner – pretty much the same thing. 360° Bar is the place to relax, dine or mingle – and experience the best of service. CUISINE: Cocktails, Western & Asian inspired Tapas OPERATING HOURS: Daily 5:30pm – 11:00pm restaurants.phuket@pavilionshotels.com do it : Phuket Big Buddha Phuket's Big Buddha is one of the island's most significant and revered attractions on the island. This massive image sits on top of the Nakkerd Hills between Chalong and Kata at 45 meters tall, it is easily seen from far away. The high location offers some of the best 360-degree views of the island, with panoramic views of Phuket Town, Kata, Karon beaches and the Chalong Bay Easily reachable by road, it is a must-visit island destination. Known among Thais as the Phra Puttamingmongkol Akenakkiri Buddha, it is 25 meters across at the base. The whole body is constructed with reinforced concrete layered with beautiful Burmese white jade marble that shines in the sun, making it a natural symbol of hope. The views, and the actual image itself are breath-taking. Yot Sane 1 Chaofa Road ( West ), Chalong, Phuket info@phuket-big-buddha.com sleep it: Sawasdee Village Sawasdee Village near the beautiful Kata Beach in Phuket is Hotel but with a difference. This is an Art Resort with a treasures of exotic Thai art and culture. They offer two types of accommodation; 40 Garden Deluxe rooms for an easy and convenient lifestyle, and then 14 stunningly beautiful Baray Villas, the first Triple pool access villas in Phuket Thailand. All with luxurious and spacious designs and the exclusive services of your personal assistant staff to customize all desires. 38 Katekwan Rd., Karon, Muang Phuket 83100 Thailand +66 (0) 76 330 979, (0) 76 330 870-1, +66 (0) 76 330 905 www.phuketsawasdee.com


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Sunday Social at Sea Salt Restaurant | The Beach House launch by Celebrity Chef Art at Santiburi Resort and Spa

Samui Hard Rock Cafe Samui Barocker Competition | The Larder's Louisiana Seafood Boil | Clean the Beach Bootcamp Koh Samui | Nikki Beach Samui


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One Year Anniversary at Havana Social | One Year Anniversary at Azul Restaurant

Bangkok Retox Sessions pres Solomun & Andre Hommen | Saturday Nights at Begin Bar & Bistro


José Padilla Returns for Kata Rocks' 2nd Anniversary & CD Launch José Padilla, the internationally renowned 'Godfather of Chill', returns to officially launch the ‘Kata Rocks 2nd anniversary celebration and its New CD dedicated to Kata Rocks courtesy of the superstar DJ. Señor Padilla brings his 'Best of Ibiza' brand back for one day only on Saturday 26 November 2016. The event starts from 12noon with a delicious brunch created by Kata Rocks' Spanish-born Executive Chef Laia Pons, followed by an exclusive pool party in the famous infinity pool. The event includes free-flow premium alcoholic beverages plus the unique opportunity to feast on delicious Mediterranean cuisine in their luxurious oceanfront setting that features sensational views over the Andaman Sea. 126

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Phuket

The first Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous ( #KRSR ) is being hailed as the superyacht event in Asia by leading industry players. Over 15 world-class superyachts assembled for this exclusive rendezvous, making it the most successful event on the Asian superyacht calendar. The Senior Executives at Infinite Luxury & Kata Rocks and the resort colleagues welcomed 150 esteemed guests, superyacht owners and industry leaders to the rendezvous. www.katarocks.com, www.katarockssuperyachtrendezvous.com O N E CO A S T

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Great Dining experience at PLUM Prime Steakhouse | Cooking Workshop with Chef Renu at Banyan Tree Phuket Soft Opening Esenzi Restaurant at Iniala Beach House | Black Ginger Phuket at The Slate | Andara Resort & Villas true luxury in paradise

Soft Opening The View Phuket | Thanyapura Health and Sports Resort Wins Two International Awards Sri Panwa Welcomes Michelin-Starred Chef Stefano Baiocco & Villa Team Feltrinelli | Sunset Grill at Hyatt Regency Phuket Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Nai Yang Beach Helps Local Kids Clean Up Nai Yang Beach! Delicious International Buffet at Amor Restaurant Novotel Phuket Phokeethra | Seafood at Trisara


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Andara Resort & Villas 15 Moo 6, Kamala Beach, Kathu, Phuket, Thailand reservations@andaraphuket.com www.andaraphuket.com

Belmond Napasai Koh Samui 65/10 Baan Tai, Maenam, Koh Samui, Thailand +66 77 429 200 info.nap@belmond.com www.belmond.com/napasai-koh-samui Bogdan Teodorov Photographer www.bogdanteodorov.com CONTINEWM NETS www.continewm.asia Escape Break Beach Republic, Lamai Beach, Koh Samui, Thailand +66 (0) 77 458 100 samui@escapebreak.com www.escapebreak.com

IVL Property 57/17 Moo 5, Plai Laem, Bophut, Koh Samui, Thailand +66 (0) 88 379 8360 matt@ivlproperty.com www.ivlproperty.com Jiggers Bar Equipment Specialists +66 (0) 2 661 5171, +66 (0) 82 323 5246 simon@jiggers.org www.jiggers.org Facebook: jiggers BKK IG: jiggers_bkk Jitrois www.jitrois.com Kata Rocks 186/22 Kok Tanode Road,Kata Beach, Phuket, Thailand reservations@katarocks.com www.katarocks.com

Nicolas Vivin +66 2 662 5662 contact@vivinmaison.com www.vivinmaison.com Nikki Beach Koh Samui 96/3 Moo 2, Lipa Noi, Koh Samui, Thailand info.samui@nikkibeach.com +66 (0) 77 914 500 www.nikkibeachsamui.com Novotel Hotels & Resorts (Phokeethra) 40/5 Chanajaroen Rd, Talad Yai, Phuket Thailand +66 76 397 777 h9932@accor.com www.novotel.com/9932 Paradise Designs The Plaza Surin 5/50 Moo 3, Cherngthalay,Thalang, Phuket, Thailand +66 (0) 76 271241 design@paradisephuket.com www.paradisedesigns.asia

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Keemala Phuket 10/88 Moo 6, Nakasud Road, Kamala, Kathu, Phuket, Thailand +66(0)76 358 777 stay@keemala.com www.keemala.com

HUBLOT International www.hublot.com

Lesley Fisher Photography www.lesleyfisherphotography.com

Phuket King’s Cup Regatta www.kingscup.com

HYPE Boat Club HYPE CLUB GROUP CO., LTD 73/103 Moo 3 Kamala, Kathu, Phuket, Thailand +66 76 385 141 contact@hype-boat-club.com www.hypeboatclub.com

Mark Luscombe-Whyte (Photographer) www.markluscombewhyte.com

Phuket Island Radio www.phuketfmradio.com

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Plum Restaurant Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas 18/40 Moo 6, Nakalay Road, Kamala, Phuket, Thailand +66 76 337 300 www.capesienna.com/wind.html www.capesienna.com

Fantasy at Work (Photographer) www.fantasyatwork.com

Impiana Chaweng Noi, Koh Samui 91/2-3 Moo 3, Chaweng Noi Beach, Koh Samui, Thailand +66 (0) 77 448 994 info.ircn@impiana.com www.samuihotels.impiana.com.my Impiana Private Villas Kata Noi, Phuket 10 Kata Noi Road, Moo 2, Karon, Phuket, Thailand +66 (0) 76 330 770   info.ipv@impiana.com www.impiana.com www.phuketprivatevillas.impiana.com.my I Love Libertine www.ilovelibertine.com

Mont Azure Phuket Showroom Development 100/210 Moo 3, Kamala, Kathu, Phuket Thailand +66 93 624 8800 sales@montazure.com www.montazure.com Natalie Glebova Facebook/MissUniverse2005 IG: natalieblebova and mayakellyglebova Nautilus Samui (X2 Apartment Hotel) +66 (0) 82 427 4888 peter.sule@nautilussamui.com www.nautilussamui.com Niche Real Estate +66 81 895 9281 dao@niche-realestate.com www.niche-realestate.com

Phuket Elephant Sanctuary +66 94 990 3649 enquiries@phuketelephantsanctuary.org www.phuketelephantsanctuary.org

Project Pacific Development 124/1 Moo1, Main Road Chaweng, Koh Samui, Thailand +66 77 423 567 info@projectpacific.co.th www.projectpacific.co.th PRU Restaurant Trisara Phuket 60/1 Moo 6, Srisoonthorn Road, Cherngtalay,Thalang, Phuket, Thailand +66 76 310 100 pru@trisara.com www.prurestaurant.com

RPM Health Club by Sport Engineering and Recreation Asia (SEARA) 68 Moo 2 Thepkassatri, Koh Kaew, Phuket, Thailand +66 81 270 6885 www.rpmhealthclub.com Sakina Paris www.sakinaparis.com Seara Sports Systems Phuket | Samui +66 (0) 76 304 3078 +66 (0) 77 953 146 phuket@searasports.com www.searasports.com Sheraton Samui Resort 86 Moo 3, Chaweng Noi Beach, Koh Samui, Thailand +66 (0) 77 422 020 reservation.kohsamui@sheraton.com www.sheratonsamui.com Shine PR Marketing Exclusive Brands +66 (0) 84 188 8445 hello@shine-pr.com www.shine-pr.com Speed Boat Xperience 58/35 Moo 5 Koh Keaw, Phuket, Thailand +66 (0) 92 441 9232 booking@speedboatxperience.com www.speedboatxperience.com Thailand Yacht Show www.thailandyachtshow.com The Surin Phuket Pansea Beach, 118 Moo 3, Cherngtalay Phuket, Thailand +66 (0) 76 316 400 hotel@thesurinphuket.com www.thesurinphuket.com Triumph Motorcycles www.triumphmotorcycles.co.th Wallace Chan Jewelry Design www.wallace-chan.com Zoe Young IG:@zoeoliviayoung


One Coast Magazine January-February 2017  

One Coast Magazine is a bi-monthly luxury fashion and lifestyle publication available in hot spots all over Bangkok, Phuket, Koh Samui, Duba...

One Coast Magazine January-February 2017  

One Coast Magazine is a bi-monthly luxury fashion and lifestyle publication available in hot spots all over Bangkok, Phuket, Koh Samui, Duba...