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Michal Medina’s Bridal Collection 2016

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Time to Slow Down, Time to Breathe Rodney King

Dominica Typhoon Erika &

Immigration Investment

Coast Interviews Peter Popps Thibault Salaun Ami & Jyoti Sukhadia













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94 COVER 60 Bridal Collection 2016 FASHION 14 InStyle

Jasper Conran’s SS16

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Issey Miyake


Fall Winter





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Katarzyna Konieczka

Men Lifestyle


Jimmy Choo


Peter Popps

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CONTENTS BODY & Mind 18 Hot Stuff CH Carolina Herrera

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Mindful Lifestyle

Time to Slow Down, Time to Breathe

Wellness Weight Loss


Cool Stuff


LIVING 72 Culture

Dubai Wedding Venues






Quattro Design

X2 Vibe Samui Nautilus

InDesign Mont Azure

LIFESTYLE 24 Waldorf In-Coast Astoria UAE

82 FOCUS 46 About Her


Ami & Jyoti, Creative Jewelry Designers for The Royal Gallery


About Him

Bristol Char ters Thibault Salaun


Top TV & Movies




52 Hot Spot

Shop | Eat | Drink | Sleep


Phuket | Samui | Bangkok


56 Coast Ride

V8 Aurora Hellfire

58 Coast Drive V8 Super Snake

92 Tech

What’s Appening



Palm Seafood

112 Table Tales

It’s all in the Gravy


ECO 108 Helping Hands Inspirasia Foundation



Refuge & Care for Elephants

Armani Suits International


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a word from our publisher Can you feel it? It’s almost like static electricity in the air, with that background hum and that tingling sensation. Well it’s absolute pure positive energy and its here for the beginning of a great New Year, and all you have to do is embrace it and follow its lead. We are starting the year with an absolutely awesome magazine bursting with articles and lifestyle tips you are going to fall in love with. We proudly present the first article in Mindful Lifestyle, Time to Slow Down, Time to Breathe, an article from Rodney King, author, entrepreneur and world-renowned martial arts coach. Then for those of you looking for the extreme we feature two V8’s, one bike and one car with more exhilarating horsepower than common sense. We have interviews, fashion tips and even an article about the Caribbean Island Dominica which was badly damaged by the tropical storm Erika and our team actually met up with Prime Minister of Dominica Hon. Mr. Roosevelt Skerrit in Bangkok at “Aid For Dominica” to talk about the storm and immigration investment opportunities. We have compiled this issue with love and passion and we hope you all adore reading it cover to cover, with that, everyone at Satayu Publishing would like to wish all our clientele, readers, families and friends a successful, loving and prosperous New Year. Feel the energy, feel the power and let One Coast lead the way into a great 2016.


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JasperConran'sSS16 is a castle of green...

Leaf green print silk twill pleat front dress

Khaki green print silk twill Bottle green striped silk short all-in-one pique knit pouch front top, fern green striped silk pique knit shorts

Soft green leaf print organza layered dress


Perhaps, the colour that engulfed the senses of British fashion designer Jasper Conran while designing his SS16 collection is green. He played with it in different forms on the dresses which really had a classic, contemporary and sublime feel.We know why! Because he is so good at capturing the thematic essence of his collections as always, it established an effortless connection with the fashionistas’ mood. On top of that, the variety in the collection also stood out as women often look for to go about their lives without a hitch dressed up in the best of the best.

Deep green geometric sequin embroidered sleeveless top, bottle green silk mini skirt

Deep green silk jersey bandeau empire dress

Deep green coral print silk shantung bandeau top, deep green coral print silk shantung mini skirt

Algae green sequin T-shirt, algae green sequin skirt

Carrying on the legacy of Issey Miyake




We live in an age where our dressing sense is constantly being driven by the sheer idea of how technology can make it more advanced. And when it comes to this sort of thing, the famous Japanese brand “Issey Miyake” comes out on top. Since the launch of it by the designer Issey Miyake in 1970, its motto has always been about fusing technology into the mainstream garments yet retaining their functional purpose. His curiosity to experiment with fabrics ultimately led him to invent the socalled “PLEATING TECHNIQUE” in the late 1980s. He always believed in going beyond the conventional way of designing clothes. Even though he

retired from the company in1997 because of the old age, he is still active in terms of overseeing various lines that make up the prestigious brand. Like him, another hugely talented designer named Yoshiyuki Miyamae is keeping the brand ethos alive as its creative director. This time, working alongside his talented team, he pioneered one-of-a-kind technique called “Steam Stretch”. It incorporates the essentials of PLEATS and A-POC (a piece of cloth) that have always breathed the Issey Miyake brand identity and so easily triumph over other brands. "The structures in the AW15-16 collection have been created inspired by the natural world, such as infinite colors reminiscent of a kaleidoscope, snow crystals, and swirling seashells," says Yoshiyuki Miyamae, creative director of Issey Miyake. O N E CO A S T


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CH Carolina Herrera has top notes of bergamot, grapefruit and lemons, followed by rose, jasmine and orange blossom.The final notes are of cedar wood, lingering with praline and patchouli. With a hint of soft leather and woody undertones combined with musk, the result is unmistakably feminine. For the classic, elegant and seductive CH Carolina Herrera fragrance, its vibrant red color reveals the passion which speaks of the woman who wears it. Like a fine piece of jewelry, the bottle is immediately eye catching and captivating. The seductive red bottle is accented by a gold bottle stopper. It comes down to nothing but elegant and impossible to resist. Together, the CH Privé man and CH Carolina Herrera woman combine the best of both worlds in their own scintillating styles. He is someone who creates a stir with his passion and presence whereas she is someone who blows you away with her grace and modern ease. O N E CO A S T


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The Pearl of an Emirate words by Stuart Langrish



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the less acquainted traveller, naming more than two of the UAE’s seven emirates can prove challenging. With Abu Dhabi and Dubai traditionally battling it out for the nation’s tourism top spot, a new contender is emerging with a justifiable pedigree of its own. Ras Al Khaimah, once known as one of the UAE’s sleepier emirates, is capitalising on the allure of its easy-going persona to become the destination of choice for holidaymakers looking for stimulation beyond the glossy shopping malls. Though not oil-rich like its neighbours, this rustic location boasts untapped natural resources above ground, with the beautiful and dramatic Al Hajar Mountains, azure blue sea with white beaches, red sandy deserts and lush green plains providing a welcome alternative to its urban rivals. Combined with a rich heritage dating back over 5000 years, numerous historical sites, forts and abandoned villages, and its renowned tradition of local pearl diving, times are changing for the former sleeping giant. Quick to capitalize on in this burgeoning hospitality horizon, the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah opened its doors in August 2013 and soon established itself as one of the UAE’s leading hotels. With its combination of luxuriously appointed accommodations and unparalleled ‘True Waldorf Service’, this global luxury brand of Hilton Worldwide has built a reputation capable of pleasing even the most discerning of guests. The Gallery HBA London was tasked with crafting an interior design that channels the rugged outdoors of Ras Al Khaimah into the perfect serene retreat. From the moment guests enter, they are immersed in an ambience woven from the ancient history, tradition and culture of the UAE while acknowledging the Waldorf Astoria’s New York flagship with Art Deco style touches - crafting a delicate marriage of traditions.



Designer Inge Moore, president of HBA International's European division explains: “While the design framework is unmistakably Waldorf Astoria, the Ras Al Khaimah hotel also uniquely belongs to its location.We wove together local stories and culture and reinterpreted them within a contemporary idiom suited to today’s global travellers who confidently seek one type of experience one day and another type of experience on the next.” The lobby’s design and palette are derived from the centuriesold practice of pearl diving in the islands sparkling waters. Behind the reception desks, framed wall panels recall the colours of the sea; covered in turquoise silk, they have been meticulously hand-stitched with sequins in a flowing wave pattern. In the centre of the lobby lies the “pearl” of the hotel itself, a six metre high steel and champagne gold clock designed by Smith of Derby Ltd. Based upon the ancient astrolabe, its five rotating prayer rings determine the exact prayer times each day for the Islamic faith. Modelled on a compass, the clock’s faces are decorated with turquoise glass accents and the clock has been engraved with a cherished phrase extracted from a traditional Bedouin poem, “From your homeland travel abroad to find glory”. Each and every Waldorf Astoria hotel around the globe has a clock as one of its signature attributes. In addition to displaying three specially commissioned sepiatoned sketches of the Sheikhs, including the ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, Sheikh Al Qasimi, the lobby has bespoke artwork conjuring-up the underwater world of divers. British artist Ann Carrington created four pieces expressly for the hotel, made entirely from mother-of-pearl buttons that have been sewn in the pattern of fan coral onto taupe silk. Further along the ground level is a calligraphy collection in Kufic, the earliest form of Arabic script that was used to write the first copies of the Qur’an. With no detail left unturned, the lobby’s floor pays homage to Ras Al Khaimah’s geography with a trio of coloured marble: cream for the beach, ochre for the desert and red for the mountains. Flowing from the lobby is Peacock Alley, which similar to its clock, is a signature lounge found in all Waldorf Astoria hotels. Though large in size it feels surprisingly intimate, HBA London having ensured cultural privacy considerations are well accommodated. Here, the design mixes local touches with contemporary style inspired by the brand’s New York City flagship. A ring of banquettes encircle a tiered, marble fountain, providing a delicate watery screen for the most private of conversations. A spectacular chandelier designed by Baroncelli with handcrafted glass elements suggest stylised peacock feathers is the centre piece. Intricate geometric paper sculptures formed from barley straw with flax fibres and gold leaf have been especially commissioned from artist Gill Wilson.





The hotel’s 346 deluxe rooms and suites continue the concept of being a waterside oasis from the desert. When asked what her favourite aspect of the hotel’s design was, Moore answered, “I really like the calmness and serenity of the beautiful and spacious typical guestrooms.” Though originally built to be apartments, its smallest guest room measures an ample 56m² and took three years to renovate under the careful guidance of architect Maurizio Papiri of Studio Papiri, before HBA London took control. Neutral toned textiles set a soothing tone, punctuated by splashes of turquoise such as the scrolled lines of the wool carpet and the swirled, handmade solid glass spheres which sit atop the timber headboards. Individually carved by woodworkers, these have a circular Islamic pattern custom-designed by The Gallery.



The suites have been designed to provide exclusive guests with the utmost in privacy. Lavish finishes abound; a grand white marble staircase with a dramatic black balustrade evokes the glamour of Chanel; in the bedrooms, bespoke headboards are adorned with mother-of-pearl inlays; and contemporary art mixes with traditional Islamic detailing. Located on the hotel’s uppermost levels, each suite enjoys spectacular views from its private balconies. “We are encapsulating the thread that runs through all of the interiors – reinventing past wonders into new magic,” Moore concludes. Though referring to the iconic lobby clock, it’s clear to see that this idea holds true for the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah’s design throughout.

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Fall Winter 2015, Jean Claude Jitrois pays tribute to Paris’ answer to the legendary Studio 54, Palace, in it’s heyday during the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. Entitled "Lucid Wonderland" the collection takes inspiration from the intoxicating world of the wild party girls who frequented The Palace; who, with their relentless charisma and impeccable looks, blurred the line between effortless glamour and the rock, punk and disco movements of the era. Looking to muses such as Amanda Lear, Jerry Hall and Grace Jones; the collection features 1970’s inspired trapeze cut dresses and mini-skirts constructed in stretch velvet and lambskin and brought to life with Pop Art inspired floral or animal leather embroidery and accented with Swarovski crystals. The 1970’s silhouette is explored further through tunics worn over flared stretch leather pants, floor length coats and signature catsuits with ultra plunging necklines.






Central to the House of Jitrois; innovation is more than ever at the forefront of the creative process for AW15, with bonded neoprene and leather coats and lamb velvet textured dresses key to the collection. The Minoray technique – a signature Jitrois process – sees leather strips embroidered on silk organza that move with the body and play with the senses.



FashionFRONT Credits Fall /Winter 2015 Casting by Guillaume Bourdet Styling by Vanessa Metz @ Atomo Management Assisted by Clement Lomellini Make-up by Luciano Chiarello @ Atomo Management Hair by Joseph Pujalte @ Atomo Management Photographer by Alice Rosati Assisted Sophie Arragon Photographer close ups and details by Julie Mezzafonte Talent Kesley O @NEXT Kristina P @IMG Justine G@KARIN






We can now say with smugness and a lot more curio that the

fashion world is really in a phase of exciting makeover. After all, where the ember of creativity flows wildly, there would always be possibilities to create something out of the box. Fashion is the podium where it counts the most. Let’s say something which seems belligerent and invasive in tenor! No wonder the sorts of dresses designed by the Polish-born costume designer Katarzyna Konieczka speak volumes about this reality slowly sinking in and where the future of fashion holds in essence. I would say it’s a great opportunity to celebrate unconventional dressing norms and in so doing embrace an outlandish style culture with open arms.



She designs avant garde costume keeping in mind her soft spot for goddess figures and futuristic wonder women who always intrigue her. “I just find them mysterious and feel attracted to,” she says. “I try to maintain the surreal aspect of my creations by giving women what they most desire for in life. They want dresses that could make them radiate with power and sex appeal while attending special events. This is what I love doing."



“I just find them mysterious and feel attracted to,� O N E CO A S T


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Review from the Adviser Khun Praewprawlin The subtle smells of essential oils, herbal tea and genuine Thai hospitality from my Therapist were already putting me at ease and I could feel the stress from my hectic Phuket lifestyle slowly easing the weight off my shoulders. I first went through a spa questionnaire with my therapist as it was explained to me that each treatment could use a variety of herbs and essential oils that could be personally adapted for each individual. Then it was time for a refreshing shower before entering the white toned spa room with its large jacuzzi and twin beds, low calming music and the comforting aroma oils just led further to the relaxing ambience and putting my mind and body at peace. First my feet were cleaned and pampered while my therapist explained what the 120 minute treatment would entail and at the end I opened my hand and what a beautiful surprise to find a warm heart shaped stone had been placed there. First treatment was a scrub with warm oils to clean and massage my legs and it was already difficult to stay awake. Turning over the process repeated and then with hot water cleansing to prepare for the oil massage itself. Next was the Tibet style oil massage with hot stones. I felt so peaceful, so refreshed as my muscles unwound and my blood circulation improved. Body first then face with gentle acupressure and warm oil was gently poured on my forehead before my head and neck were gently and professionally massaged.A final head and shoulder massage after I sat up and then led back to the sauna area with fresh coconut and tropical fruits waiting. I relaxed about 15 minutes feeling the invigorating but relaxing treatment put my heart, body and soul completely at ease before a final shower and back into the real world. It was no surprise that Infinite Luxury Spa were the Spa Award Winners, with their professional, kind and welcoming professional therapists. It was absolutely a delightful and relaxing day just an amazing experience that you really should try.

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Time to Slow Down, Time to Breathe

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“The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness. Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing.”

~Jon Kabat-Zinn

Do you ever feel like life is just passing you by? Months blend into one another, days blur, and it feels like you are running from one meeting to another. Welcome to the modern world, fast paced, unforgiving and never slow. This all builds up to a lot of stress, feeling disconnected and wishing for moments of slow. But how? How can we slow down in this frantic world we now find ourselves in? Slowing down boils down to a single concept: mindfulness. Being mindful is about paying attention on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally. The outcome is the full awareness of life's unfolding experiences from moment to moment. Easier said than done, right? Staying present in the moment when your unruly monkey mind has you focused on what you have to do or haven’t done, isn’t easy. Let's take a moment to think about the transformative power of mindfulness in modern life. Everyday we face many ups and downs. Much of this rollercoaster ride has to do with where we are placing our attention. Much of our time is spent either in future based thinking,



or worrying about the past. Subsequently we spend so little of our time in the present moment, that more often than not, it feels like we are always trying to be somewhere else, other than where we are right now. The day seems to be consumed with fears, the fear of failure, fear that we don't have the right abilities, fear that we won’t find the right solutions to our problems, fear of what the future holds. All of this attention on either the past or the future has an unintended consequence, it tends to speed up time. In other words, it is the cause of much of our frenzied state. But thankfully there is a solution. If you are able to be more mindful, you then have the ability to slow down time. This happens because you do so fully embracing, non-judgmentally, the unfolding of experience from moment to moment as it happens. I’m not saying it’s easy, but it is possible. Subsequently you may be thinking, “okay, that sounds useful but how?” As simple as my next piece of advice may sound, this very tool has had a massive impact on my ability to slow my life down.

Body&Mindmindful lifestyle Breathing Slowness Back Into Your Life The essential skill I taught myself to master in this modern frantic world is to breathe. But not any old breathing, such as the unconscious kind most of us engage in throughout the day — but rather purposeful focused breathing.Your breath is one of the most critical links between your mind, body and the outer world. Being mindful of your breath then, is an ideal technique for centering your frantic mind-body-world relationship. In doing so you become more grounded. Being mindful of your breath slows your thinking down, which makes time slow down, as you are now more connected to the present moment. To understand how this works, you need to know a little bit about the importance of your breath, and how it connects to your inner world — which is completely outside of your conscious awareness. Your brain sits on top of your spine, which is the main highway for your nervous system, feeding information about what’s happening in your body from your peripheral nervous system (PNS) to your central nervous system (CNS) to be processed by your brain.

balances the sympathetic nervous system. Without the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) for balance, the sympathetic (fight-or-flight) nervous system can overwhelm the body with excess energy and adrenaline, causing dizziness, spaciness, confusion, fear, anxiety, and/or other forms of hyper arousal and distress. This is where proper breathing comes in. Conscious Breath Whereas most ANS actions are involuntary, some actions, such as breathing, work in tandem with the conscious mind. This means that by focusing specifically on your out-breath, you will be able to actively engage your parasympathetic nervous system. This is not only the best, but also the only tool at your disposal to directly affect your ANS. It’s the only chance we all have to downshift the sympathetic nervous system from the adrenaline-fueled overdrive that typically happens when facing the frantic world we live in. Bottom line: Your out-breath is one of the few ANS processes that you can have conscious control over.

Your peripheral nervous system (PNS) has two parts and functions: 1. External: Your sensory-somatic nervous system is responsible for gathering information about your external environment. 2. Internal: Your autonomic nervous system (ANS) is responsible for monitoring and controlling your internal organs (e.g., heart, lungs, viscera, and glands). Your ANS also affects your motor nerves, which determine how your body acts and reacts in response to internal and external stimuli. Your ANS operates mostly beyond your conscious control. It functions ‘behind the scenes,’ usually unconsciously and involuntary. (By contrast, your sensory-somatic nervous system responds directly to your conscious will.) The ANS perceives your body’s internal environment, and after information is processed in the central nervous system (CNS), the ANS regulates the functions of the internal environment. Most of these functions are carried out completely unconsciously. The ANS has two subdivisions: the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems.

Sympathetic nervous system: Stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system prepares the body for what it perceives as an emergency. It kicks into action in high stress situations, such as when you’re afraid, but crucially for most of us, it is equally engaged when a threat is imagined. Sometimes referred to as the fight-or-flight system, the sympathetic nerves direct more blood to the muscles and the brain. Heart rate and blood pressure increase while blood flow to the digestive and eliminative organs decreases. Most of us in the modern world are on a diet of sympathetic overload, trying to meet deadlines, dealing with toxic co-workers, and a grumpy, aggressive boss. Without even realising it, our sympathetic nervous system is running on overdrive, day in, and day out. If you answered yes to the opening line of this article, “Do you ever feel like life is just passing you by?” then welcome to the world of sympathetic dominance.

Parasympathetic nervous system: Whereas the sympathetic nervous system prepares the body for action, the parasympathetic nervous system calms it down, bringing your body back to a state of balance. The parasympathetic nervous system, also known as the rest-and-digest system,

Because most of us spent little attention on how we breathe — focusing on the out breath to activate the calming, slowing down affects of the parasympathetic nervous system takes practice. Being mindful of your outbreath in high pressure situations, or simply when the world seems to be passing you by in a frenzy, will not only help you balance your fight-or-flight response, it will also enable you to remain more present. It is specifically in that moment of presence, that life slows down to a more manageable pace.

Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.

~Thich Nhat Hanh

Try this right now: breathe out hard. Make sure you can hear your breath and try to think of something at the same time. Amazing, right? While you're breathing out, your mind clears. I view this technique as a way of flushing my thoughts. As long as I’m focusing on my out-breath, I find that I’m able to quiet my mind and manage my emotions more effectively. What follows is the exact exercise I use to practice this skill. With enough practice, this technique will shift over to those frenzied places in your daily work and life where you need it most. Parasympathetic Breathing Exercise 1. Focus on the heart: Breathe in and out through the heart. 2. Relaxed in-breath: Keep your throat open. Breath falls into your belly. Ribs move with each breath. Not too deep and not too shallow. 3. Exhale: Focus on the exhale as this engages the parasympathetic nervous system. In-breath, heart rhythm quickens; out-breath, heart slows. 4. Smooth Change: The change between breaths is gentle and slow, like an ocean wave rolling onto the shore, lingering, and then flowing back out to sea.

About The Author Rodney King is an author, entrepreneur and world-renowned martial arts coach. He has a Masters degree in Leading Innovation and Change, and is currently a Doctoral student at the University of Leicester’s School of Management, where his research focus is on mindfulness and its application to leadership performance. To find out more about Rodney and his Full Contact Living Program go to

Weight loss The festive holidays are over and it’s time to get back on track. We are seeing a rise in the amount of people wanting to lose weight and be healthy. In the past two weeks, our fitness classes have been swamped with people wanting to get back in shape. A good start would be to detoxify your body and start your lifestyle change.




But weight loss is not just about losing fat, it is about feeling more confident and happy with yourself. It is about detoxifying your body, and leading a healthier lifestyle while getting fit. If you set a goal to get fitter, to be able to run further, or lift heavier weights then you will take the focus off obsessing about weight loss.When you stop thinking about it and stop stressing about the weight loss, then it will come with time when you achieve your goals. Apply this analogy to weight loss. Two glasses are sitting in front of you, both filled with water. The first glass is dirty and covered in muck while the second is sparkling clean. If you were to drink out of one of them, which would it be? The obvious choice would be the clean glass because it won’t make you sick but every day people start new healthy lifestyles and set a goal to lose weight, tone up or even just improve their general well-being while drinking out of the dirty glass. Let me explain – apply this to your body. Year after year you have eaten processed foods, drank alcohol or smoked without detoxifying your body. The effects of your unhealthy lifestyle have started to become clear and you have noticed that you feel tired, bloated and generally run down. So, you decide to embark on a new journey – eating moderately healthy, limiting your alcohol and exercising more frequently. However, you notice that although you’re experiencing small changes, you still feel the same. This is because your body is the dirty glass.

Over the years, toxins have built up and cannot be released without being detoxified and even though you’re now putting the clean water into the glass – the glass is still dirty and cannot be cleared until you get rid of the toxins from your body. Now is your time to start nourishing your body and undo years of damage.Thanyapura offers you the chance to detoxify your body and help flush out any harmful toxins so that you can start drinking from the clean glass. Our facilities stretch beyond healthy eating and exercising. Within our impressive Phuket sports facility, we offer you the chance to refresh your mind, educate yourself on a healthy future and take part in a 7-day detox that aims to transform you and your body. Change your lifestyle and get in shape today at Thanyapura. Our Thailand weight loss programme guides you along your journey to a better and happier life – with a range of fitness and nutritional advice. We are here to help, inform and motivate individuals to lose weight in a healthy manner to allow for the mind and body to maintain their achievements. It is our goal to help you reach yours. Optimize your potential today - get in touch and speak to our personal trainers and nutritionists. Words by Thunyapura Health Center For more information please visit

What is Creativity? Interview with Ami & Jyoti Sukhadia, owners and creative jewellery designers for “The Royal Gallery”

Jyoti Sukhadia (Left) Ami Sukhadia (Right)

“Creativity is the process of bringing something new to life. Creativity requires passion and commitment. It brings to our consciousness what was previously hidden and points to a new direction. Creativity is characterized by the ability to perceive the world in new ways, to find hidden patterns, to make connections between seemingly unrelated phenomena, and to generate completely new styles and ideas.

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One Coast Magazine have been extremely fortunate in meeting and interviewing two wonderful sisters from The Royal Gallery” Ami and Jyoti. These creative and inspirational people were kind enough to give One Coast a short insight into their colorful lives and work creating some of the worlds most exquisite jewellery.



Focusabout her Could you explain a little about how your family started in the gem stone business and how this progressed through your father to all of your sisters and the now famous Royal Gallery jewelry business? My Father Mr. Rajnikant Sukhadia, started in the Gems & Jewellery Business around 1958. He started off by getting stones & beads from India and selling tham in Bangkok & Hong Kong where he was travelling most of the time. In 1977, he settled down in Bangkok, slowly establishing the stone business here. My Sisters & I, joined him in 1994, to learn about colored stones. Later in 1999, he encouraged us and later we ventured out to doing our own business. Our first step in the jewellery industry was with the introduction of Sukhothai Jewellery (24k Gold Enamel Jewellery). Following that, we got into diamond & gold jewellery. Our main focus was manufacturing for wholesale customers and making collections for big brand names. As time went by, gold prices increased so we added a silver collection to our line of production. As the market was fluctuating in gold prices and unstable increases and decreases of exchange rates, these factors were taken into consideration when we decided to open our Jewellery Showroom – The Royal Gallery. We wanted to explore the wide world of exquisite designs and we thought that this gallery would be the best place for us to exhibit that Creativity, Design & Beauty!. Every woman wants what the other doesn’t have !!! We are later planning to expand and introduce watches in the Gallery. You are both super qualified in the gem stone business could you tell us a little about your qualifications? Ami Sukhadia – Bachelors in Hotel Management from Abac University, Superbly qualified in designing, arts and production technicality. Jyoti Sukhadia – Bachelors and Masters Degree in Business Administration from ABAC and GIA Thailand Graduated Gemologist. The Royal Gallery always has a presence at most of the worlds prestigious Jewellery shows could you tell us about your favorites? Our parent Company Paracolor Co., Ltd has exhibited in many shows, of which our favorites are The JCK Las Vegas Show & The September Hong Kong Gems & Jewellery Show. Having the pleasure of actually visiting the Royal Gallery and seeing for myself some of your extraordinary and intricate work could you tell us where your inspiration comes from? Our parents are the biggest inspiration. Being a family with only daughters (5 sisters), we are very proud to have the support of our parents both financially as well as emotionally. In India women aren’t given as much freedom as we have been given by our parents. My father always encourages us that even if the market is bad we have to hang in there. He is always there to support us, our mom encourages us to be strong. There are so many times when we go to shows & we are the only booth with girls, that it becomes socially difficult to accept and so it was always a challenge to strive for being the best & successful. What color and styles of jewelry are now coming into fashion? In 2016, the color multi-color is coming into fashion, long earrings and simple bracelets are the next trend till the year end. Where is your Gallery in Thailand? We are located @"The Royal Gallery" Room No. 113-114, 1st Floor "Golden Place Plaza" 153 Rajdamri Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand.

If a customer has a specific idea of something he would like to create how should he contact you? Please contact us by email or phone . It would be quicker via phone Tel :+(66)-2- 652-1807, Mobile: +(66)-81-659-1131 Email : Is there a certain style or one special piece which you would say is your most loved? Shaded blue sapphire facet cut beads with White Akoya Pearls - a fusion necklace, I love this piece. Is there a certain special piece of jewellery that you would love to create? There is one very extravagant piece that we are working on, it’s a necklace with Ruby tumbles & Baroque pearls. We are also working on a multi-color earring with special bead strings of ruby, blue sapphire and emeralds. This earring will be look like a chandelier. Every new design takes around 4-8 weeks to make to get to perfection. From which country do you receive most customers? We get inquiries from all over the world as we try to venture and keep a niche to protect our customers in the same market. Have your pieces been used in any films or by famous actors? We have received awards for many pieces.We had manufactured a yellow rabbit for Our Majesty “The King”, which was presented to him 4 years ago. We got an award for a beautiful serpentine silver necklace made in Rubies and multicolor sapphires. Yes, we have had the famous Becky Russell come to our store; she bought and adored our Jewellery. Why have you chosen Thailand as your base? Our family moved to Thailand many years ago. My father was already in the Gem Stones trade so it was easier for us to get into jewellery manufacturing. Thailand is an international port for doing many kinds of businesses and it has a growing and emerging jewellery market as well.


Kata Rocks offers an outstanding investment opportunity in a multi-award wining 5-star residential resort that combines cutting-edge design and its unique location at Kata Rocks. Positioned right on the water’s edge, our 34 sky villas (one bedroom to four bedroom), the Restaurant and Bar at Kata Rocks have stunning sunset views over the Andaman Sea making it one of Phuket’s premier wining and dining locations. Kata Rocks will also keep your property portfolio fighting fit with guaranteed investment return options available at six (6%) percent per annum. Prices start from 11 million baht (US$312,000), enquire now.




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From 23 feet craft up to fully crewed 135 feet stylish Superyacht. Bristol Charter offers you a wide range of affordable day cruiser, sport fishing, motor yacht or stylish catamaran to explore with speed and style the idyllic island of Phuket. Snorkelling, wakeboarding, fishing, sunbathing and plenty of other activities are waiting for you on Bristol charter vessels (Beneteau, Azimuth, Princess, Ocean Voyager, Marlin, Sea Hunt‌.) in the hands of our experienced captain and attentive crew members.

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Thibault Salaun One Coast meets Bristol Charter Phuket's GM Mr. Thibault Salaun We have heard so much about you and would like to share some of your interesting life with our readers.



Focusabout him You are French. where were you born and in which part of France did you grow up? I was Born in Paris 34 years ago and grew up in Normandy.

When did you first come to Thailand and which area? I arrived in Thailand 10 years ago in Bangkok and moved permanently to Phuket 8 years ago, where I had career opportunities.

You have a very interesting job and one that would make many envious. can you explain a little about being GM and partner of Bristol Charter Phuket? First we are very proud that Bristol Charter Phuket is part of an international charter company such as Bristol Group. We are the only charter company in Phuket operating Luxury Yachting charters on 3 continents. Through a partnership with Mr. Bernard Bilardello, president of Bristol Charter Group International (funded in 1958 in the French Riviera and 2004 in Dubai UAE) we decided to open a Bristol Branch here in Phuket for our real estate clientele after bringing in our first sports cruiser from Dubai in 2014. Following this first boat, additional yachts of different sizes and luxury joined the Bristol fleet a few months later. With our international network Bristol Charter Phuket is pleased to be in partnership with most of the leading luxury hotels and villa’s in Phuket to offer high class speedboats and yachts to international clientele.

So are you really paid to cruise around the world? What does your job really involve? We supervise all operations including maintenance, managing the crew, the optimization of charter bookings and the development of a high standard of service on board. Our job is first to understand our clientele’s needs at sea, the experience they are looking for and deliver it with our Bristol Team. We operate different sizes of motor yachts and sport cruisers over the wonderful Phuket archipelago. From the choice of the itinerary, the timing, the yacht selection, any special request for catering and on going training to our crew, we aim to really offer a dream come true experience here in Phuket with the best value for money.

Talking to your staff we were impressed to hear so much praise for yourself and your management skills, what has made you such a special and well-liked GM? I believe discipline and professionalism in all our actions and being respectful with all our team members. The most important is our team and our service to deliver the best service to our guests on board.

What do you consider to be your best asset? The balance between my private and professional life.

You seem to have a love and passion for Thailand can you tell our readers what is it about Thailand for you that makes it so special? The generosity and the kindness of the people make it so special.

Do you think living and working in Phuket is a dream location? Definitely, we have the chance to live among an interesting mix of cultures; a beautiful island set in a dream archipelago: a great tourist destination with a bright future.

Which part of Phuket do you love most? Kamala Beach for its natural environment, great proximity to Phuket, best 5 star hotels and condominium facilities.

Is there somewhere in the world you would still like to visit? Japan is my next planned visit with my wife.

What do you do in your free time? Much sport such as tennis, fitness and wake boarding plus spending family time on Phuket’s paradise islands.

How do you do so well in motivating your crew and personnel? A mix between always being there for them when they need me but in the meantime giving them 100% freedom to accomplish themselves in their career and personal lives.




Introducing Dominica The Commonwealth of Dominica, commonly known as Dominica, is an island nation in the Caribbean Sea. It is distinct and unconnected to the Dominican Republic, another Caribbean nation. Its name (pronounced domin-EE-cuh) in Latin means "Sunday," which was the day on which it was discovered by Christopher Columbus. Dominica's pre-Colombian name was Wai'tu kubuli, which means, "Tall is her body." Dominica was the last of the Caribbean islands to be colonized by Europeans due chiefly to the fierce resistance of the indigenous people of the island, Caribs. Some 3,000 Caribs still live on Dominica and are the only pre-Colombian population remaining in the eastern Caribbean. Dominica has been nicknamed the "Nature Isle of the Caribbean" due to its natural beauty. It is one of the youngest islands in the Lesser Antilles, and is still being formed by geothermal-volcanic activity. The island features lush mountainous rainforests, and is the home of many rare plant, animal, and bird species. The Sisserou parrot is featured on the national flag.



Geography The capital is Roseau. Dominica is largely covered by rainforest and is home to the world's largest boiling lake. Dominica also has many waterfalls, springs and rivers. Some plants and animals thought to be extinct on surrounding islands can still be found in Dominica's forests. The volcanic nature of the island and the lack of sandy beaches have made Dominica a popular scuba diving spot. Dominica is home to several protected areas, including Cabrits National Park.The local people like to say that Dominica has 365 rivers. It is said that when his royal sponsors asked Christopher Columbus to describe this island in the "New World," he crumpled a piece of parchment roughly and threw it on the table. This, Columbus explained, "is what Dominica looks like— completely covered with mountains with nary a flat spot." Morne Trois Pitons National Park is a tropical forest blended with scenic volcanic features. It was recognized as a World Heritage Site on April 4, 1995. Currently it is the only such site in the Caribbean. The only two major cities are Roseau and Portsmouth. In August this year a tropical storm of unexpected proportions battered then beautiful tropical Caribbean island of Dominica, One Coast Magazine met up with the Prime Minister of Dominica Hon. Mr. Roosevelt Skerrit in Bangkok at Aid For Dominica, A Fundraising Dinner by Royal Dominica and Harvey Law Group to speak with Hon. Mr. Roosevelt Skerrit about the storm. First of all on behalf of One Coast magazine and our readers welcome to Thailand and we wish you much success with the fundraising event.

Lifestylehot spot 1. Can you tell us a little about Dominica Island? We are an independent nation and we received our independence in 1978. We are a political democracy with elections every 5 years, we are part of the Caribbean community and United Nations framework. 2.How big is the Island? It is actually one of the biggest in the Eastern Caribbean, in terms of land size it is one of the biggest but in population one of the smallest. Land area is actually 390 square miles. Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, the Right Honorable Mr. Roosevelt Skerrit with One Coast Magazine’s Editor Crispin Paton-Smith

3. What does the Island have as a population and what is the main source of income? A population of 72,000 people and our main export is our cultural produce and we also do some light manufacturing. We also heavily promote tourism and international financial services. 4. When did the storm hit Dominica and how long did it last? The storm hit on August 27th 2015, we had received unprecedented rainfall as much as 15 inches in less than 5 hours and it was unusual rain which caused significant damage to the infrastructure and affected many homes. 7229 people were impacted by the storm directly. 5. What was the actual devastation and death toll from the storm? 30 people dead and major infrastructural damage to roadways and the cultural and social impact was huge. 6. Dominica was declared a national emergency for global aid supplies, have you been satisfied with the world’s response? We have been extremely satisfied with the response by our global partners and individuals for emergency assistance, all told over 49 countries responded, over 50 NGO’s and corporations responded and many thousands of individuals and families from across the globe. Individuals, some actually self mobilized themselves in a spontaneous manner and you can see here from Thailand we are here on invitation from the Harvey Law Group who are plainly taking their corporate responsibility very seriously and have organized this activity here in Thailand to sensitize not only Thailand but the Asian community on the impact of the storm and they have organized this fundraising dinner on behalf of Dominica. The response has been very good. 7. Now months later how is Dominica getting on with the restoration and reconstruction? Some countries have made some pledges for example and the next step is to mobilize forces for the reconstruction. The Government of Venezuela has made a commitment for 300 homes, 50 of which we have received already. And we are now in discussions with the British Government, Prime Minister Cameron announced a few weeks ago a new aid package for some Caribbean countries including Dominica. So we are in discussions with them on the mobilization of that aid and to see how Dominica can benefit from it. We have already had a visit from the British High Commissioner for the Caribbean this week looking at and visiting for himself areas of damage, and of course there is the Chinese Government that will help and assist. A number of partners and the European Union as a whole have already indicated that they will assist in the reconstruction fees.

8. What is still critically needed? What is critically needed is technical expertize as the government has taken a very strong position that we have to build back better, and part of the process of building back better is to ensure you get the best technical advice the world has to offer. Because of the number of variables and considerations one must consider in the vulnerabilities of certain communities and the design of bridges and roads to mitigate against the heavy impact of the storms on our islands. So that is one area that we need and we are going to require assistance in the reconstruction of homes and residental communities and investments, of course if people could visit our country as tourists that would certainly help the economy and generate funds. So a family may not be able to provide us with any assistance but if they have a holiday planned next year then my advice would be to come to Dominica to enjoy your vacation. 9. In considering investment, you have on Dominica a citizenship by investment program which many of our readers would find very interesting could you explain a little about this? It is an important program for us as it promotes Dominica and the second citizenship. There are two components to the program, one is a direct cash contribution to the Dominica Government and those funds are used for job creation, poverty elevation, economic development and social development.Then we have the leading arm of the program so for example if you wanted to become a Dominican citizen you can invest in a project. So we have several projects that the government has considered, we have the Royal Dominica Hotel, the Silver Beach Resort,Tranquility Beach Resort and we also have a hotel under the brand Kempinski in Dominica, which is largely owned by the royal family of Thailand. 10. How will donations from these projects be used? They are being used for the Economic Development of Dominica and for example a lot of these funds will be directed towards reconstruction and this is why we are soliciting investments from those who wish to have a second citizenship, Dominica provides a very good platform for this and is internationally recognized as a reputable program with high levels of transparency. Our due diligence process is very robust. We put very detailed care in the due diligence and the reports. 11. What investment opportunities in Real Estate are available in Dominica? I think people could come and build a home or a villa for example in Dominica and actually own it. Here you can own your own property and have an independent title for it registered in your own name. We have a common law system that would protect your property from any state acquisition. If the state would need to acquire your property it would have to visit you and give you a market price and market value for your property.You are welcome to invest in the tourism business, hotels, guesthouses and villas alike. 12. Do you plan on increasing the minimum investment? There have been discussions about it and Parliament have announced there will be an increase, which will take effect in August 2016. So anytime from August 2016 we are certainly going to review the contributions. 13. Will you be visiting other countries on your tour? Yes tomorrow I will be visiting Hanoi in Vietnam then onto Hong Kong. 14. OK those were my questions is there anything you would like to add? I would just like to indicate that it is important that the Asian Communities look towards the Caribbean, it’s a stable region and it’s a region that offers affordable opportunities to invest and to make a profit and I don’t think the distance should make any difference. Dear Prime Minister, on behalf of One Coast Magazine I would like to thank you for your time ad wish you much success on your fund raising.



Aid for Dominica, A Fundraising Dinner by Royal Dominica and Harvey Law Group

Citizenship by Investment programs in the Caribbean: Passport against Investment, what’s the (real) deal? “The world is becoming borderless in many respects.There are parts of the world that are less peaceful than others. People who take up new citizenship in stable and peaceful places are taking advantage of opportunities that will give them peace of mind for future generations.” These were the recent words of the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, the Right Honorable Mr. Roosevelt Skerrit, during a recent visit to Bangkok and Hanoi as he travelled with a delegation of business leaders, lawyers and investment specialists from Harvey Law Group (HLG) before attending the 3rd edition of the prestigious Hong Kong Investment Immigration Summit on November 9th, 2015. Around 20 countries worldwide have enacted attractive investment immigration programs combining the privileges of a permanent residency or citizenship to offer a wide range of benefits: from free education or a healthcare system to the freedom of travelling visa free in up to 150 countries. However, four Caribbean islands (and soon a fifth one) share the market related to Citizenship by Investment Programs (CIP). Who are they and why? St Kitts & Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, the Commonwealth of Dominica and Grenada concentrate in the world investment immigration industry almost 100% of the CIP offer. While those programs have been existing for decades to find alternative source of revenues to the sugar cane and agriculture industry, they were given a second youth not only as a result of the current political and economic worldwide instability but also because of the growing interest of real estate developments in the Caribbean. St Kitts & Nevis approved in 2012 the construction of the first 5 star hotels in the Caribbean under the Park Hyatt brand with a minimum investment eligible to the CIP initially starting at USD400,000 while now on sale at USD450,000. In 2014, Dominica gave the green light to the construction of the Kempinski hotel starting at USD220,000. Soon after, local real estate developers started to use the CIP to renovate their existing hotels and tourism facility to improve the level of services in those islands, even offering titled deeds (instead of shares) on condominiums with prepaid rentals ensuring a 5% return on investment per year. Mr. John Zuliani, owner of the Royal St Kitts Hotel managed to refurbish and upgrade the long-standing hotel of the same name to an outstanding 4-star property. Mr. Zuliani is now replicating his success story to … Dominica launching the Royal Dominica starting at USD250,000 with a CIP status. The real estate investment must generally be kept for a period of four to five years while the citizenship stays for life and even passes through generations.



After the expiry of retention period, the investor is entitled to resell and when it is about to get their money back, investors are usually able to advertise their units on the market or resell to … a “new CIP applicant” says HLG Thailand resident partner, Mr. Bastien Trelcat, who further confirms that ”it will be easier and easier to find candidates as real estate products in the Caribbean are more and more sought after based on growing tourism arrivals numbers and … an increasing demand worldwide for CIP eligible products. One must also bear in mind that historically, the minimum investment required is tend to increase proportionally to the recognition of the passport. If you look at CIP investors who bought real estate in Grenada at minimum USD250,000, the same have made a pretty good investment after Grenada obtained Schengen access in May this year leading to change in the minimum investment to USD350,000, i.e. 40% potential appreciation overnight. Dominica will probably adjust accordingly after the island also gained Schengen access one month after Grenada”. On a cost point of view, CIP investors get to access UK and all Commonwealth countries (Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia etc.) for a fraction of the investment they would have to inject in those countries (UK Tier 1 Investment Program starts at a minimum of £2 million, Australia at AUD 5 million). Last but not the least, the islands all offer a very generous tax system making their investment almost tax-free at the exit. Needless to say that many more international brands will be investing in those islands, the very last development of which was announced by Hilton with its beach front “Embassy Suites” project in St Kitts & Nevis due to open in 2017.

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The engine is understandably the thing that first draws attention to the Aurora Hellfire OZ26. But there is a lot more to this motorcycle than raw power.

One Coast Magazine has zeroed in on in this issue on the V8 engines for both Coast Drive and here Coast Ride. Using a huge V8 engine in a motorcycle is though rare but not unheard of? But seemingly from the fires of Hell the Aurora Hellfire is something distinctively different not just in raw unadulterated power but also being an absolute ultra bike literally oozing technology that till now has not been found on one single bike. The concept was simple, build the World’s most exotic motorcycle. After a seven year long gestation period in total secrecy, the end result is the Aurora Hellfire OZ26, a no-expense-spared Ultrabike that bristles with innovation. A frameless design, with multilink rear suspension, a Hossack carbon front end and utilizing only the finest components. This awesome creation has a longitudinally positioned, naturally aspirated, fuel injected, 4 valve, DOHC 2,575cc V8 engine delivering over 400hp and 220 lb torque, yet with its brilliant electronic package, this massive but compact engine provides silky smooth delivery of power. Innovation abounds, with a contra-rotating gearbox cancelling out any torque reaction from the engine. 56


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The multilink rear end nulls out drive shaft reactions and provides a variable level of anti squat. The sensual carbon Hossack front end not only offers fantastic road feel, but delivers low unsprung weight and proportional antidive, with both front and rear ends controlled by Ohlins TTX electronic shocks. The front end, in conjunction with the Brembo GPX R4 calipers, delivers exceptional braking capability far beyond what the best conventional forks can provide. Fantastic styling by renowned designer Tim Cameron gives the bike an aggressive but visually pleasing stance that looks fast just standing still! From the “Predator” front fairing to the dual plane rear end, this striking visual design also manages to blend-in the classic 60’s F1 look with its exposed carbon intake stacks, all eight of them! The bike’s software features sport/touring/city/ wet/custom modes with 10 level traction control, configurable damping, anti -wheelie and ABS. Gear shifting the 5 speed gearbox is by foot or by handlebar button up/down one gear, or given the bike’s huge torque, you can shift two gears at a time! Power, styling, software, innovation are all harmonized in the Aurora Hellfire OZ26. Be prepared to redefine your limits! The World of motorcycling has a new King. The Ultrabike is born. Email: Aurora Manufacturing Synergy 380/85 SP Townhouse, Soi 8 Jomtien Beach, Nongprue, Banglamung,Chon Buri. Thailand 20150, +66 33 64 1561




The ’s reflect the dynamic culture of American Steel and Muscle Cars – dedication and commitment, competitive and innovative, passion to win, there has been no other engine produced with so much enigma and sheer unrelenting horsepower. 2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake. Is 850 Hp too much? There’s really only one thing you need to know about the 2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake and that is 850 Horse Power, yes 850 horse power in a Mustang. One could think that would be impossible for a streetcar but One Coast Magazine finds out it is not. The powerhouse of an engine is a 5.8 liter supercharged double overhead cam with 32 valves in an awesome V8 package. With 850 hp, the 2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake is boosting nearly 200 hp more than the standard 662-hp Ford Shelby GT500. The Super Snake’s premium price includes a larger Kenne Bell twin-screw supercharger, a cooling upgrade to handle the heat generated by 850 hp, 20-inch forged alloy wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, cross-drilled vented brakes, and 20 Shelby Super Snake badges. But is the power too much? On the street, full-throttle can only be tried if the road is straight, the transmission is in at least third gear, and the ground is dry.



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This car has been classified as AWESOME as in inspiring awe and being totally terrifying.

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Michal Medina's Spring 2016 bridal collection




Michal Medina is adored by brides in Israel and around the world for her exquisite designs and unabashedly romantic outlook. A dressmaking prodigy, she was raised in the haute couture tradition by her mother, an expert Moroccan seamstress. At 24, she began her formal path to becoming a world-renowned couture designer.



Bridal couture is a serious business which requires a great deal of one's ingenuity combined with absolute discipline. And so when it comes to making a woman feel extra special and more importantly an angel coming down right from the sky above, there is one highly admired name that does it all with surreal magic.




They are the duo sisters Michal and Shula who founded the brand in the late 90s and it was known as “Hatuna Levana” at the time. It quickly became a hit with the brides-to-be in Israel. Sensing the potential of what they were doing, their next move was to go global catering to the clientele wherever they are and are looking for something magnificent and named it “Michal Medina” line as such. They resonate with their customers for they work hard on sticking to three principles—unmatched quality, flawless craftsmanship and marvelous design practice. The brides wearing their dresses get steeped in romance as they walk down the aisle to start a new chapter of their lives.

Photographer: Eyal Nevo Model: Nibar Madar Place: Amalfi, Italy



Oozing with Style & Sophistication, yet ultimately comfortable and romantic!




ith views of the Andaman Sea spread out in all its glory, Cape Sienna is strategically positioned on a cliff around Kamala Beach so that this incredible view can be seen from every corner of the property. All 146 rooms and 9 private villas render a chic, modern and romantic tone that is just perfect for a sophisticated, urban couple. Though the hotel’s location is peaceful, shops and restaurants are only a few minutes away while the lively Patong Beach can be reached within 15 minutes by taxi. Chic,modern and undeniably romantic,Cape Sienna invites couples to experience the sophisticated style of city living on the beautiful island of Phuket. Designed as a retreat for the urban cosmopolitan, the sleek hotel and villa accommodates, restaurants, bars and amenities of Cape Sienna are all positioned to command stunning sea views from a dramatic west coast headland.

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On the most special and important day of your life, we take delight in making your every thought count and making everything perfect to your imagination, every moment a memorable one. To each the perception of a perfect wedding is unique, but has one thing in common, Happiness! and we believe in delivering all the things that are associated with your happiness on that day. Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas Phuket offers a wedding setting for extravagant and intimate groups which is unmatched in Phuket. Discover spacious bridal rooms with views of Thailand’s Indian Ocean. Unique possibilities...Vanilla Sky weddings to Poolside receptions or and Intimate Dinner at PLUM with a romantic setting, all of which is witnessed by no other then the Sun, Moon and the Stars! Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas, Phuket 18/40 Moo 6, Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83150 Tel +66 (0) 76 337300, Fax +66 (0) 76 337399 Email :, website :



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Model: Marvin Cortez Photographer: Bryan Alano Styled By: Jesse J Collections  Co stylist: lady Phoeenix Wardrobe: Ken Werks showroom  Young Republic Clothing  House Of Trends Showroom  Hair & Makeup: Dominique Lerma  Prop design: Christine Hsu



The Emerald Ao nang | Krabi

The Emerald Group Development is located on one of Asia’s most popular holiday hotspots, the beautiful tropical island of Phuket in Thailand. They are a high quality commercial and residential real estate development company, renowned for selling luxury condominiums at an affordable price. Offering guaranteed return on investments, sea view holiday homes, and some of the most beautiful properties along the coast of Patong and Kalim.

The Company is reputation is rapidly growing due to its successful projects on the island, which include The Emerald Kathu Golf Condominium Kathu,The Emerald Terrace Condominium - Patong,The Emerald Central Condominium – Phuket Town, The Emerald Nirvana Condominium - Kalim, The Jade Villa @ The Emerald Nirvana - Kalim, The Emerald Nirvana Luxe Condominium - Kalim, and the latest project The Emerald City Life Condominium – Patong.

We now extend this market reach into neighboring Krabi in the form of The Emerald – Ao Nang.

The Emerald Ao Nang Facilities : 5 Buildings, multiple swimming pools, fitness centre,

The Emerald Ao Nang is the new luxury condominium located in the heart of Ao Nang, Krabi. It is conveniently centrally located just 150 meters from Ao Nang Beach with an array of first class facilities, including shops, a diversity of dining from local to fine dining and many sporting opportunities.

restaurant, 24 hour security, smart card room access, CCTV, Hi Speed 20mbps internet, cable TV, indoor parking

Ao Nang, Krabi, has a central location on the Andaman Sea and with its fabulous topography is becoming the best all-round beach destination. It is suitable for individuals or families, which are attracted by its beauty and charm. The day trips to the various islands, the fishing, the kayaking, and the diving on offer make it a unique destination. The Emerald Group Development will continue to stand behind the well-known promise to the community and provide a quality of life, quality lifestyle, and quality condo to each and every owner. The first step to prove this is by using only high quality, eco-friendly materials to improve the overall quality of the developments as well as to help keep the natural beauty of the Island intact.

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Condominiums Start 2.69m Baht!!! 1 or 2 Bedroom and penthouses, Freehold for foreigners, fully-furnished contemporary style condominiums, pool - mountain - sea views.

Investment Full rental program available, 6.5% Guaranteed rental returns, Proven track record from Phuket.

Emerald Development Group Co.,Ltd 94/25 Moo. 7, Kathu, Kathu, Phuket 83120  Tel. +66 8 6776 6166, +66 9 8787 9935  Facebook: emeraldphuket E-mail:




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Saying I Do in the Desert Breathtaking scenery; glamourous, first-rate, luxury surroundings and year-round sunshine…with all this on offer, it’s easy to see why so many people are choosing the UAE to tie the knot. However, with such an abundance of options it’s hard to know where to start looking! As a couple, your wedding is the first step towards your future together – it is an incredibly emotional and significant day and should always be remembered for the enjoyment you’ve had and not the stress of planning it! As such, choosing the right venue is vital in ensuring your day is as memorable and worry-free as possible. After all wedding dresses are made to measure…why not venues? What to look for when considering venues…. The UAE has a wealth of choices for you – from desert decadence to seaside splendor you are sure to find something that compliments your style. With wedding parties ranging from small intimate groups to crowds of over a thousand, venues are experienced in catering for a variety of tastes. The right venue will set the tone for your day and provide a solid foundation for your theme and décor style. If you crave a touch of glamour and opulence look no further than the Burj Al Arab or the St. Regis in Saadiyat for truly luxurious settings. For a uniquely Arabian experience try the Anantara’s Qasr Al Sarab; this picturesque desert resort will surely allow your guests to be charmed by the true character of the UAE. Alternatively, take advantage of the charismatic white sand coastline and try Zaya Nurai Island for laid back sophistication on a private palm-fringed retreat that all guests will be sure to enjoy. The main thing to remember is that the venue should reflect your character as a couple; this will instantly make you feel more comfortable and you will be more likely to appreciate your big day.



Zaya Nurai Island • Options for Ceremony and Reception: A very wide range of possibilities for your wedding are available, from a small personal gathering to having the whole island to yourself. Whether you choose to tie the knot on the beach, in a landscaped garden or in a deluxe villa, our dedicated team ensures your day is full of beautiful memories that will last a lifetime. • Maximum capacity: 300 persons for reception, 120 persons for staying overnight. • Wedding packages offered: Bespoke packages are seamlessly put together with you in mind, sprinkled with personal touches that set us apart from the rest. Complete island exclusivity for three days starts from 1.7m AED, down to South Beach only reservation at 285,000 AED, one day Beach Estate at 55,000 AED or partial hire venues at 550 AED per person. • Wedding planner: An experienced and dedicated team will work to your exact requirements, ensuring your magical day is perfection and full of beautiful memories that will last a lifetime. • ‘A breathtakingly beautiful island featuring private beaches, luxury villas, and gourmet restaurants with sea view terraces – this is your picture-perfect wedding.’ Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara • Options for Ceremony and Reception: The Qasr Al Sarab offers a huge range of settings; the Royal Pavilion Villas are a mini resort within the resort, a collection of 10 luxurious One Bedroom Pool Villas and a main pavilion, reflection courtyard and garden terrace ideal to host an elegant cocktail reception, sunset ceremony, or dinner party for up 100 guests. It is the most exclusive venue at the resort, made for VIP and high profile events, as it offers the ultimate privacy. The Liwa ballroom offers opulent surroundings for a more glamorous affair ensuring that even summer weddings can be accommodated. Alternatively, for an exceptional Arabian experience try the Dune terrace or Al Fajal Bedouin tents - both propose a unique and distinct spot with sweeping views of golden sand dunes and star filled skies. • Maximum capacity: Private villas provide an intimate setting with a maximum of 10 guests but the larger venues offer capacities of 200. • Wedding packages offered: A range of packages are on offer with prices starting from 19,500 AED for a villa, 23,000 AED in the ballroom and 69,500 AED for the Royal Pavilion but most wedding enquiries are tailored to the bridal couple’s needs. • Wedding planner: Dedicated planners ensure that throughout the process every last detail is considered and executed perfectly. • ‘Anantara Qasr Al Sarab is such a unique destination boasting jaw dropping desert landscapes and a romantic atmosphere. It offers a truly iconic setting to create your own Lawrence of Arabia inspired love story.’ Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche • Options for Ceremony and Reception: An enchanting setting for any occasion, the Crystal Ballroom features a private entrance, Swarovski chandeliers and is the perfect canvas to create your ideal wedding theme. • Maximum capacity: From 10 to 500 guests, the Sofitel has a wide range of rooms that can cater for all groups. • Wedding packages offered: Weddings are bespoke and tailored to the individual couples after a full discussion on their wishes and requirements with Ruby, Pearl and Emerald packages available. • Wedding planner: A full team is on hand to help plan and coordinate your day – for extra assistance you can employ the on-site ‘Inspired wedding planner’ to ensure your big day goes smoothly and reflects your love story. • ‘Sofitel Corniche is the perfectly embodiment of classic grandeur and contemporary style, offering a striking setting for your modern romance. Stylish décor, flawless service and exceptional contemporary French cuisine set the stage for weddings of distinction.’

Raffles, Dubai • Options for Ceremony and Reception: Whether small and intimate, or grand and opulent Raffles has the venue to suit you. Choose from the lavish, Swarovski adorned ballroom overlooking manicured gardens, the private terrace for a stunning sunset cocktail spot or the Luxor and Giza rooms for more intimate gatherings. • Maximum capacity: The ballroom can seat up to 350 people for dinner while the Luxor and Giza rooms are well suited for groups of up to 80. • Wedding packages offered: Both tailor made and custom packages are available. These are inclusive of set-up, décor, exclusive use of venue room, tailor made wedding menu, 3 tier cake and 1 night stay for Bride and Groom. • Wedding planner: Raffles promises a stress-free wedding with their committed and experienced wedding team to work with you on every detail of the wedding from theme to dining. • ‘Relax and enjoy the exceptionally iconic ‘Raffles style’ while leaving everything to our culinary, banquet and events team.’ Burj Al Arab, Dubai • Options for Ceremony and Reception: An exceptional venue offering a plethora of settings for your big day; from the relaxed sunset garden with breath-taking views to the sumptuous Al Falak Ballroom designed in the style of a two-tier, 18th century Viennese Opera House and, of course, certainly not overlooking the striking Assawan Amphitheatre for an unforgettable ceremony. • Maximum capacity: Venues range in size from a cosy 32 guests to a grand 220. • Wedding packages offered: Quotes are provided on request and all weddings are bespoke and tailored to your exact requirements. • Wedding planner: Wedding consultants provide one point of communication to ensure each detail is looked after and you feel confident knowing your wedding is in the safest of hands. • ‘Specializing in unforgettable first impressions, surroundings that inspire and culinary expertise your wedding will be one to treasure. After all, arriving in the world’s largest chauffeur driven fleet of Rolls Royce’s will be sure to capture even the most discerning of guest’s attention.’ O N E CO A S T


St. Regis, Saadiyat Island • Options for Ceremony and Reception: Softly lapping waves can be the soundtrack as you say your vows on the sand, or for a garden themed ceremony you may choose the elegant terrace overlooking the sea. After the ‘I do’s’ retreat to the Regal Ballroom which provides an unparalleled venue as the city’s largest banquet facility and is sure to impress. Floor to ceiling windows ensure the area is awash with natural light, while majestic columns and crystal chandeliers create a timeless allure. For an outdoor celebration they offer an expansive, ocean-view terrace for an unforgettable cocktail party or private wedding ceremony. • Maximum capacity: Definitely a resort for the larger parties the Regal Ballroom caters for up to 1700 guests while the terrace can seat up to 500.

• Wedding packages offered: All weddings are bespoke creations and quotes will be offered after an initial meeting with your planner to understand your needs. • Wedding planner: St. Regis offers private wedding planner who can begin assisting you no matter what stage of planning you have reached. Their experts offer full wedding design, assistance and coordination service which includes everything from venue selection to world class catering. • ‘The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort is the finest expression of refinement and grace in the Middle East and the premier location to host an unforgettable celebration. Every couple can be assured that they will be provided with the finest services, from customized dining options to bespoke spa treatments to ensure that your dream becomes a reality.’

Top Tips when visiting a venue: When visiting venues don’t be afraid to ask questions; the more the better! Not only do you need to know as much about the venue before you commit but the way the events manager answers your questions will tell you a lot about how they will be on the run-up to your event. A stress-free wedding mostly comes down to a good events manager… so arrive prepared and ready to question! Any good planner will welcome this and should reciprocate in kind. Make sure that they have asked what you want and are not merely trying to push a one-size-fits-all package. Professionals in this area will want to ensure that their venue is capable of meeting your expectations not try to change your vision to fit the venue. With that said, be aware that when asking a million questions the answer might not be what you want. Don’t be put off! Better an honest planner than a meeting full of false promises that will cause more hassle for you later when they can’t be followed through. Have a list of 3 wedding must-haves that your venue must be able to achieve – ask these things up front so you won’t be disappointed later. However, sometimes it is important to be flexible and bow to superior knowledge; remember your wedding planner will have had a great deal of experience planning events in this venue – they will know what can go wrong and, hopefully, the best way to avoid problems. 76


The Surin Phuket is an exclusive beach retreat for discerning travelers, families and couples seeking relaxation and indulgence in a serene beachfront setting. The hotel is located on the tranquil Pansea Beach on the west coast of Phuket Island, Thailand and is a member of Design Hotels™.

The Surin Phuket Pansea Beach 118 Moo3 Choengtalay Talang Phuket 83110 t 076-316-400, 076-621-580-2, f 076-621-590 77 O N E CO A S T,




Phukets leading importer of bespoke furniture and decor for luxury homes, hospitality and commercial developments. Quattro Design has opened a pilot store at Phuket Boat Lagoon on the east coast of Phuket. The new 'pop-up' store stocked with a tasteful collection of luxury designs from around the world ranging from vintage and classic art decor to contemporary minimalist designs is an exquisite appetizer ahead of the opening of the stunning new Quattro Design showroom opening soon for decor lovers at the east coast marina. Quattro Design directly imports unique contemporary and classic furniture and home accessories from all over the world. The nautical style multi-functional coffee table inspired by classic explorers from Prizmic & Brill and outdoor furniture by award winning world-class designer Kenneth Cobonpue are just some of the eclectic items on display at the new store.



The Quattro Design team specializes in transforming residences, businesses and resorts with a full range of high-quality eye-catching items. Discover sofas, armchairs, ottomans, benches, coffee tables, mirrors, and lighting of definitive prestige, plus a range of stylish and durable outdoor day beds and recliners to stylize patios and poolsides. With more than 12 years experience fulfilling the diverse needs of project developers, residential owners, and interior designers, the Quattro Design Team are experts at transforming homes, restaurants and resorts with artistic and unconventional concepts. Quattro Design also offers a full complement of design services for home owners and hoteliers, including: design styling consultancy for interior decor and unique furniture design, furniture specifications, preparations and high quality furniture manufacturing, custom design, sourcing of art and accessories, graphic design, linen specifications, and on-site installations. We also collaborate with our client’s architects and interior designers to provide design consultancy on loose furnishings, artworks, home accessories and finishing touches to their projects. The company is committed to working with clients to create, develop and execute their design needs in accordance with their specified budgetary requirement. We also meet challenges on new trends and create new themes with maximum impact. Our professional design team is always constantly seeking innovative ideas and initiating new concepts that will ensure exclusivity and the highest quality standard for our clients.



Supported by our professional and well-known team of interior designers and stylists, the uniqueness and diversity of our backgrounds allow us to approach the creativity of the decorations from a much broader perspective.

The Executive Team Praowphan Laohapongchana (Left) Managing Director & Co-Founder Vichada Sitakalin (Right) Design Director & Co-Founder FOR FURTHER INFORMATION SUPACHAT BOON-AUM (SINE) MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS & PR EXECUTIVE Tel: +662 712 9742, +662 712 9874, Fax: +662 712 9741 Email:,






X2 Vibe Nautilus Apartment Hotel entails of only 40 stunningly designed unique apartments conceived with the most modern styles and technical innovations in mind, by a dedicated team with more than 10 years of experience in the local, Hungarian and Scandinavian real estate markets.

State of the art technology and a design that not only is beautifully appealing to the eye but has a form and function that uses its inbuilt creativity and smart layout sense to appease and serve together. Blending modern chic, but with island charm, these striking residences feature the utmost in design, quality and elegance. Inspiration that only X2 can provide, each one, two or three bedroom residences are professionally appointed with the latest in finishes and amenities.



Large doors and windows create an elegant transition and lead the soul and the imagination to the splendor of the huge outdoor playground that is Koh Samui Island. Matchless style in an elegant tropical atmosphere, each apartment has gorgeous sea and palm forest views towards Choeng Mon Beach, Kanda Bay, Koh Som, Koh Phangan and neighbouring hills with luxury villa residences.



X2 Vibe Nautilus bonds your senses to create an atmospheric living space pleasing your most visceral moods. Koh Samui is well known to have some of the world’s most sought-after real estate and is easily accessible via direct daily flights from major international airports in South East Asia and around Thailand. Owners at X2 can also enjoy world-class medical facilities, international restaurants, infrastructure and crucial services usually unheard of in the region on this small tropical island of only 240 SQ KM. Within an easy 3 -10 minutes reach of your apartment you can either take a scuba dive, jet ski or many other sorts of activities on picturesque white sanded tropical beaches (Choeng Mon,Tong Sai Bay, Chaweng, Maenam). Enjoy the thrilling atmosphere of Fishermen’s Village, where you can taste amazing cuisines or just enjoy casual bargain hunting, also be part of the famous Chaweng night life or relish on endless shopping possibilities along the beach roads or in 5 star Boutiques. Samui is just an amazing island and has something to offer for everybody. Construction has already started in November 2014 and is scheduled to be completed by May of 2016. X2 Apartments provide private and common swimming pools, roof top bar, restaurant, grill and BBQ areas, sun decks, roof gardens, fitness room, 24 hour reception, room service, housekeeping, car and motorbike rentals, tour guidance and other luxury resort facilities. X2 Vibe Nautilus Apartment Hotel offers more with its Hotel Management Program,Your choice, your money. X2 Apartment Hotel guarantees a yearly rental income of 8% or you can chose another option by a using split income between hotel management and yourself! Each of our apartment owners is entitled to participate in our Hotel Management Program with BHMAsia Hotels Group ( Therefore, X2 Vibe Nautilus Apartments is your perfect real estate investment opportunity and also one in an unbelievably beautiful tropical island holiday destination setting. A truly limited and unique collection of 40 residences located on the world famous and coveted Koh Samui Island. For more details look at our websites or or contact Mr. Peter directly Peter Sule +66 (0) 82 4274 888



Under Cover Car Dome Enquires please state Car/Bike model & year so we can quote the correct size and price, next day delivery in Thailand.

The Under Cover Car Dome is the ultimate storage solution for your machine, be it a car or bike. It has a unique, "airflow system" and other innovative features that have set a new standard in automobile and motorcycle care. • • • • • • •



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Tree Roots Retreat putting the Zen back into Martial Arts A fully equipped Wellness facility with Martial Arts, Yoga and Fitness managed by some of the World’s Best Trainers is combined with a Tranquil, Relaxing Zen Retreat in Hat Mae Rumphueng Beach, Rayong Thailand. |



Footprints in the Sand MontAzure Revives Matin Palleros and Twinpalms Magic With Twinpalms Residences MontAzure

Martin Palleros is an architect who was seduced by landscape design early in his career, so perhaps it is fitting that his enduring meisterwerk and calling card is a Phuket luxury resort named for two trees.

MontAzure, not to mention the man tasked with the big picture, creating the overarching masterplan for the entire MontAzure project. Palleros is also designing a sales gallery on part of the absolute beachfront portion of land, scheduled to open in December 2015. It will feature a Twinpalmscreated restaurant right on the pristine pine-fringed beach in North Kamala.

Twinpalms, almost a decade on from its launch, continues to win accolades as the avatar of tropical modern minimalist chic, a temple of effortless cool and timeless style and a playground for A-listers and assorted movers and shakers from Beyonce and Jay Z to Christian Audigier, Tyra Banks and Jean-Claude Van Damme.

Positioned at the luxury end of the tourism and second home investment market, MontAzure is the brainchild of three of the most prestigious property and hotel investment groups in Asia.

Buenos Aires-born Palleros, of Tierra Design, conjured an ‘aesthetic masterpiece’, according to Nat Geo Traveller (UK) magazine, and a ‘Garden of Eden’ which seamlessly segues from lush bursts of tropical foliage and serried rows of the eponymous palms to soaring, sacred spaces, interludes of cloistered cool and perfectly judged proportions and pleasing perspectives. The Twinpalms magic also rubbed off on Catch and Bimi Beach Clubs and Palm Seafood Restaurant, also at Surin, hospitality & entertainment concepts that set new benchmarks on the island and became magnets for the right kind of patrons. Perhaps, then, it is also fitting, even fated, that Palleros, now at the height of his powers, finds himself once more designing a project that will bear the two intertwined grey palms of the Twinpalms brand, as well as the elegant hexagonal mark of MontAzure, the exclusive mixed-use community in Kamala district which as phase one has launched a branded residential beachfront condominium project on one of the last direct beachfront sites on the West Coast of the island. For Palleros, as is the designer of Twinpalms Residences

Arch Capital (Hong Kong) and Philean Capital (Singapore), part of Pontiac Land Group, have teamed up with local partner Narai Group (Thailand) to launch what will be Asia's most exceptional residential resort development. "We are genuinely excited to enter into this agreement," said MontAzure Managing Director Roland Bleszynski. "The Twinpalms brand is synonymous with a refined resort experience, and this combined with consistently exceptional standards of hospitality has created strong recognition and above all an extremely loyal following worldwide. "When we entered into discussions we quickly realised that we shared the same values and that through our collaboration we could create a very compelling proposition for buyers as an investment or lifestyle play, as well as an opportunity to be a part of a larger community vision." Palleros is the hero of the hour, the man with the master plan, an architect who could see the forest for the trees, and has the talent and ability to weave nature and the environment into his designs as integral parts of their fabric. A child of the earth, Tierra Design’s principal now flits between his growing practices in Bangkok and Perth, Australia as demand mounts for his holistic, wide-angle approach.


Some designers see landscape as an inconvenient obstacle to be removed as they make their architect's statement or erect another monument to hubris. Palleros thinks that he shall never see a poem lovely as a tree: his is a world of sensibility and synthesis; juxtapositions of the organic and inorganic, the natural and the man-made, where subtle contrasts between colour, texture and form are reborn as delightful journeys for the eye; design as narrative, vista as vignette. In Palleros' world, design is not a fait accompli to be handed off after completion, already tumbling towards entropy. Rather than seek cheap 'wows' in the here and now, he considers what a

project has the potential to become and designs his creations to age gracefully and even improve over time. Materials are chosen based on their potential for patina, the grace-notes materials accrue with age, like character, such as verdigris on copper, or moss on a roof tile. Palleros uses plants like chess pieces, strategically located to soften view planes, create dramatic shadowplay or spread their tendrils into intricate creeping organic screens and lattices. Despite his love for nature, you won’t find many soft curves or fluffy bits in a Palleros design. O N E CO A S T


A lover of the linear, Palleros is ahead of the curve and knows a straight line is the shortest distance between two points. Palleros designs do not meander or waste your time; here is a man who finds himself at vanishing point, painting with perspectives like an architectural Picasso.. Twinpalms Residences MontAzure will comprise of 75 luxury condominiums, with 100 metres of absolute beach frontage, located between Millionaire's Mile and the Amanpuri Headland. It will be operated and managed by Twinpalms when it is completed towards the end of 2017. The project presents the first phase of MontAzure's 454 rai site masterplan, valued at THB15 billion, which will feature a number of integrated components, including a branded five-star hotel, four beach clubs for public and private use, 13 exclusive private hillside estate villas and a 200 rai nature reserve. Kamala, neighbouring the famed ‘Millionaire’s Mile’, ranging from oceanfront to mountainside, babbling brook to murmuring surf, ragged stands of casuarina pines casting dappled shadows on the golden sands of Phuket’s last large stretch of undeveloped beachfront to steep green slopes swaddled in almost impenetrable thickets of lush primary forest. MontAzure promises to be the crowning achievement in a career that includes collaborations with starchitect Kerry Hill on Amanresorts at Margaret River, WA and Curtis Island, Queensland, and landmarks in luxury like Phuket's renowned Twinpalms and Baan Yamu resorts, Chiang Mai's Chedi, a landscape refresh for Bangkok's legendary Sukothai Hotel, design and landscape for Bangkok's trend-setting boutique hotel Ad Lib, a flagship Andaz Resort in Bali, and some of the most sumptuous private homes in Asia and Australia. With both a Bachelor of Architecture specialized in urban planning from the University of Belgrano in Buenos Aires and a Master of Landscape Architecture honours degree from Florida International University, Palleros embraces a critical and reflective approach to design that references place and culture with modern sensibilities while providing a memorable experience and creating an environment that will endure.



At MontAzure, that means wrapping three distinct environments, or zones, into a series of memorable experiences and epiphanies, all part of a cohesive and spectacular whole. The project has been divided into beachfront, the plains and the hills, each zone presenting its own challenges, with distinctive flora, fauna and topographical features requiring distinct architectural vocabularies. “Originally we were hired as landscape architects by MontAzure but the scope has grown to encompass overall master-planning, and also now the design of the condominiums in the beach zone,” Palleros said. “We realised there were a lot of problems with the first masterplan, which did not adequately protect or take into account the green stuff with watercourses, steep hills, beautiful features.The client realised the issues we pointed out were important, and so they appointed us to take over the master-planning and take a holistic approach to the whole site.” Palleros describes the ascent from the beach zone thus: “After leaving the beachfront we come to the plains zone, which is a 'linear park' concept. So there is a sense of arrival that flows along the main entry to the project and also a pedestrian and cycling track that meanders from stretches of boardwalk along the main watercourses that wind their way down from the mountains and out to sea. And as the name suggests, there are also stretches of grassland, with various reveals and vistas catching the eye as you progress along with path, which is about a kilometre and a half in total.” In the more rarified atmosphere of the hillside zone, exceptionally exclusive three to five bedroom villas await, with architecture by the doyen of Thai designers, Lek Bunnag, and interiors by the late Balinese interior design legend Jaya Ibrahim.

It is Palleros, however, who provides the glue that will hold this vast and diverse project together. “Clients are beginning to understand the importance of a holistic approach,” he said. “It's not just a matter of hiring an architect and then having someone put some trees in the leftover spaces" When you study architecture, you focus on the building, you are trained to look at it like a sculpture, whereas with landscape architecture, you look at every vista, every view plane, each wall and tree and every single bit of space as part of the whole. “So when it comes to positioning of the buildings, the context, choice of materials, we have a huge advantage over a traditional architect's approach. That is why we gravitate to resort projects, where the relationship between landscape and architecture is so important “The MontAzure site is a challenge and a joy to work on, as the variety of topography is so unique. It goes from beautiful mature casuarina pines on the beachfront to real primary forest on the upper slopes of the hills, which is not something you expect to find in Phuket – trees growing in their original state, undisturbed and magnificent.” “In these high hills, above 80m, there is no construction. Just forest, a green reserve with hiking and mountain bike trails, perhaps a treetop walk. It's going to be very special.” Palleros takes special delight in revealing the specs and materials of his condominium design for The Residences at MontAzure, which will later be complemented by beach clubs, a retirement community, food and beverage outlets and other retail space. “We have really put a lot into getting the use of materials perfect for the environment,” he said.“For example, the treated pine we will use on the wooden trim and decking turns a beautiful silver colour as it ages, which will complement the colour of the pine needles in the casuarinas." “The slabs of raw concrete which make up the main structural walls will be softened by the shadow play of the shade trees and also by creepers that will spread across the concrete over time, softening the appearance and making it feel more organic. It's a very natural colour palette that complements the environment. We are determined to create something that is quite unique and different for Phuket.”

Twinpalms Residences MontAzure by the numbers Number of units : 75 Unit Types : 56 one-bedroom units, 19 two-bedroom units, with options for buyers to request 3-bedroom units. Ownership : Foreign freehold available based on Thai Condominium Act. Prices : THB8 million – THB93 million(RMB1.5 million, USD250,000 – RMB17.1 million, USD 2.5 million). Site Area: 9.39 rai (15,000 sqm/161,000 sq.ft). Architect: Tierra Design Facilities Management Developer Contact

: Residents' lobby, Beach club café and bar, Gym/ Yoga studio, Spa pavilions, Library and lounge, Outdoor event spaces, On-site management office. : To be operated by Twinpalms Management. : MontAzure is a joint venture of three of the most prestigious property and hotel investment groups in Asia – ArchCapital (Hong Kong & Shanghai), The Narai Group (Thailand), and Philean Capital (Singapore) part of Pontiac Land Group – which have teamed up to launch Asia's most exceptional resort residential development. : +66 (0)93 624 8800 O N E CO A S T



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is delicate and light - it is true there is beauty in the performance, but there is also an enormous sense of discipline involved. This led me to draw parallels with the theme of bondage. The dancers use delicate satin ribbons tied at the ankle like a harness, drawing the core in, focusing the mind, restraining the body. A knot gives the dancer strength to perform, but it’s also an art form. I was fascinated by how perfectly the two concepts of ballet and bondage intertwined.”






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Futuristic shoes

by Peter Popps…


reativity is an intuitive calling that one cannot forcibly cling to at his or her own pace. It needs to be improvised time after time to stay on top. Otherwise, it gets maligned by rust if it’s not made the most of. The same philosophy applies to the art of shoemaking. At the end of the day, it’s all about creating shoes that draw people’s attention at once.And the type of shoes designed by the Dutch hero Peter Popps, one of the world’s most innovative designers alive today is proof that he knows what certain women pine for when it comes to shoes. So he makes it easy for them by offering a mindboggling collection of shoe shockers to choose from. In an exclusive interview with One Coast magazine, we caught up with him to explore more of his extraordinary world. Making shoes has been his passion from the start and because of it he has been successful in giving a whole new spin to how shoes might look like in the near future which is a commendable feat. “I’ve been in the shoe business all my life but it has always been a challenge to develop something new from the moment I started designing,” he says. Nothing could ever be more satisfying than someone being fully capable to work his or her way in life. This has been Popps strategy when he admits, “Despite attending two different academies, I feel proud when I rather see myself as a self-made designer who learned a lot while practicing.”

More so, we fashionistas are lucky to be treated to his absolutely awe-inspiring vision in the world of shoe design. Before he went ahead with the idea of launching his own footwear brand in 2003, he worked for several top brands like Bronx, Dr. Martens designing the so-called commercial shoes which had an edgy feel to some degree but not as much as he liked. Nonetheless, it’s been long time coming because he wanted to do something of his own bound by no limitations. As he explains, “The designs I developed lately such as Cube, Swing, Cone, Ring, Sphere, etc. are all based on the idea of what could we possibly perceive ourselves to be wearing in the future.”

It’s no surprise that looking at his designs, people will think of them as something which isn’t commercial based on what they know or what’s easily accessible in shops. Asked what his brand stands for, he replied, “I very much believe in this quote by Diana Vreeland in which she said: Give ‘em what they never knew they wanted’. That’s something different where innovation actually lies.” Brushing aside that his shoes are comfortable which they surely aren’t, he thinks artworks aren’t designed to be comfortable, but as they are all made on the principle of an Italian shoe, he can assure you they fit perfect! “My designs can’t be worn on a day-to-day basis. I don’t want them to be. It’s never my intention,” he argues. “I think of my work more as an art in its purest form with a wink to what should be available in the future.” Without doubt, no ordinary woman would dare fantasize about walking in his gothic shoes.They are simply for the woman who understands and knows when, where and how to wear them, delving into their inner desires. The technique he uses to create his futuristic footwear stems from nowhere but his imagination first and foremost which involves working with pencil and paper, computer programs, 3D and the old fashioned handmade way. “The shoes are totally made of leather to keep them comfortable. The sole-construction material isn’t interesting though...that I use out of pure love,” he says. Working on curves which are explicitly patterned isn’t easy. It’s quite an intricate process. According to him, the biggest difficulty that he comes across is when he has to build the overall structure itself which takes months. Alongside the nitty-gritty of design, it’s also important to keep the color combination jazzy. “It does express the feeling that goes with the design,” he says.

Inspirations from the days gone by Popps idiosyncratic ideas are influenced by avant garde, 60s Space-Age Chic, comics and Sci-Fi movies. The current inspirations find their origin in his fascination for creative freedom and architectural sensibility combined with novelties, innovations and revolutions in many ways, especially the developments that come out of rebellion and liberty. Inspired by the same, celebs like Lady Gaga and Janet Jackson both have enjoyed wearing his shoes. While Gaga wore the Cube shoes (one of his astonishing designs) in the official Artpop Film, Janet Jackson highly recommended them as a powerful style statement. “I adore the feminine power that comes from any woman who is in charge of her vulnerability in a different way as most people commonly believe and someone who's confident in beautiful heels when she uses the street as her daily catwalk,” he says. Great discoveries are often possible to pull off by overcoming the conventional mindset. To a question as to where he sees his vision fit in the mainstream fashion, he said, “Everything is always possible to transform, but all designs are opposed to mainstream cultural values as they are forced on us today. I just loathe the notion of mainstream.”



“Everything is always possible to transform, but all designs are opposed to mainstream cultural values as they are forced on us today. I just loathe the notion of mainstream.�

Warm yourself up in the cozy Hublot Jacket Hublot and KJUS are proud to launch the KJUS Hublot Jacket, the result of dedicated development and a collaboration that began 3 years ago. Inspired by the iconic Hublot Big Bang UNICO Carbon watch, this ski jacket is premium in all respects and features innovative details like the first carbon zipper puller ever created. The launch event was held on the opening day of the Zermatt Unplugged Festival in Zurich also marking the start of the ski season in the award-winning and world famous region of Zermatt. With strong existing ties to the Zermatt resort, Hublot is already partner of the Tourism Office, recently opened a Chalet Boutique at the foot of the Matterhorn, and today is proud to be also a partner of the Zermatt Unplugged festival. Zermatt is also one of the few spots worldwide, where you can purchase one of the 200 limited KJUS Hublot Jackets. It is a region that combines tradition and the modern world in the best possible way. Like Hublot and KJUS, Zermatt strives for perfection. That’s why the area presents some more highlights and upgrades this season, like the makeover and expansion of the legendary Hörnli ski lift.

The Jacket   From the first carbon zipper puller ever created to the exclusive sleeve watch window and refined checkered pattern details resembling of carbon, the jacket’s design interacts with the Big Bang UNICO in many ways. Uniquely shaped down chambers reflect the Big Bang UNICO’s style. This jacket is groundbreaking in many respects: It is full of innovation, best workmanship and also comes in an unseen, very sophisticated look, says Didi Serena, CEO and Founder of KJUS. We also equipped the jacket with a carbon membrane (based on Dermizax® EV by Toray) allowing for up to 10% more heat retention. 



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To mark its climb to the foot of the Matterhorn, Hublot has created two numbered Big Bang Zermatt models. In a tungsten or satin finished red gold case, with a ceramic bezel, a grey satin finished sun dial displays a counter at 9 o'clock engraved with the emblematic silhouette of the Matterhorn. Held on a brown calfskin strap with beige stitching, the Big Bang Zermatt is available in a limited edition of 150. The base opens to reveal a mechanical chronograph automatic winding HUB4100 movement. A piece of 3 cm rope takes pride of place above the movement between two sapphire panes, as if sealed for eternity. The Zermatt region is home to many tales and legends. One legend says that the original rope was found at an altitude of 4,320 metres on the North-East crest of the Matterhorn. It is said that ropes have a soul—due to the inside of the rope that is made up of many nylon threads meshed together—and there is no doubt that the soul of the Matterhorn shines at the heart of the Big Bang.

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Palm Seafood by Twinpalms Phuket Bringing contemporary style and delicious ocean delights to beautiful Bangtao Beach, Palm Seafood has quickly become Phuket’s coveted dining destination since opening in January 2015. Found on the Bangtao beachfront, just 700m away from the Twinpalms Resort, Palm Seafood celebrates the riches of the sea by serving up fresh seafood in imaginative styles and tastes.



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Palm Seafood’s new menu presents the finest selections from Thailand and around the world. Try our fresh oysters, sourced both locally and from France and Australia.

Palm Seafood’s prime beachside location at the edge of a fishing village is connected to the sea and Phuket’s age-old ways of life. Sit back and take in the full panorama of Bangtao bay, with the island’s iconic long-tail boats gliding in to anchor just offshore. As the sun sets over the sea, Phuket’s tropical glory is unveiled in full view. The perfect spot for a relaxing sundowner or a romantic evening escape.

Choose from Phuket lobster, white snapper, blue crab, king prawns, grouper and more, served grilled, steamed or poached with homemade spicy Thai chili, aioli, tamarind and tartar sauces. The sizzle and aroma of your top-quality selections will wet your appetite as they’re prepared by our chefs with finesse and care on the open grills. Our Japanese choices include sashimi, sushi, hosomaki, rolls and cones, each brimming with flavor and freshness. Other tempting dishes from the menu: Linguini with Andaman prawns, Spaghetti with clams and white wine sauce, Hokkaido scallop skewers, and King prawns in red curry paste. Palm Seafood also sprinkles some tasty ‘turf’ dishes into its ‘surf’ mix with New Zealand lamb chops, beef cheese burgers, chicken green curry and spicy minced chicken with Thai basil leaves. Add romance or a sophisticated compliment to your meal with our distinctive drinks, from Champagne Moet & Chandon ice imperial served with fresh mint and berries, to a selection of sparkling, white, rose and red wines. After your meal, treat yourself to a delicious dessert, or perhaps a relaxing cigar session with our selection of top-quality Cubans.

Inspiring Design Palm Seafood’s light and open style evokes the beauty and tranquility of the sea. Its design was created and brought to life by Martin Palleros of Argentina, designer of the Twinpalms Phuket Resort and several luxury properties around Asia, acclaimed for his elegant designs in harmony with nature. The extra long sofa bench under roof cover is an ideal spot for groups to gather, while those seeking a bit more peace and exclusivity may dine at one of the tables dotted along the restaurant’s central reflecting pool like lilies on a pond. Palm Seafood’s large wooden deck offers easy dining for couples or groups, while its large bar set on the seafront is sure to be a coveted spot for savoring drinks at dusk. Palm Seafood’s seaside setting offers a majestic backdrop for weddings and special occasions, both day and night. Contact our team to find out how our sensational setting and experience can help you create a memorable event.

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Inspiring Others Inspirasia Foundation One 12th October 2002, Mark Weingard’s life was greatly affected and changed when his fiancé, Annika Linden, died in the Bali Bombings that killed 202 people. It would have been easy for him to turn around and hate the people who did this and keep the tragedy inside. Instead of allowing the terrorists to triumph Mark gave back to help the children affected by the attack. It was the day after the attacks that he decided to take the darkness and transform it into a positive bright light bringing good to a negative situation. From that day onwards a journey of giving and supporting vulnerable people started through the Annika Linden Foundation. Initially created to help those immediately affected by the bombings, today the foundation is known as the Inspirasia Foundation which aims to change more lives and inspire others to do so too. Since that tragic day, the Inspirasia Foundation has developed and grown into a leading foundation working with a number of different organizations in 4 different countries; Thailand, Indonesia, India and Malta working with womens health issues, alleviating poverty, educational scholarships and physical rehabilitation services. It has since expanded to inspire others, creating change and introducing new possibilities by supporting local organisations both financially and non-financially to help them change lives and build capacity to be able to have more impact and long-term sustainable growth. By working hand in hand with local organisations, monitoring and evaluating projects the Foundation is able to make sure that the money spent goes further and there is more impact with every dollar invested. The philosophy of the Foundation is to have a “more than money approach” which is done by working hand in hand with the organisations for the greatest impact and social change. This approach to strategic philanthropy led to the building and creation of the Annika Linden Centre. A decade after supporting the first organisations and people in Bali, the Annika Linden Centre was opened on the 13th October 2012 as a centre for excellence for non-profit organisations and to keep the legacy of honouring Annika’s life. Located in Bali, the centre is an incubator for impact and aims to connect and support non-profit organisations and philanthropists in Bali in being better at doing their social work through providing facilities for training, meetings and financial management support, as well as an integrated therapy centre and a prosthetic workshop. Since 2003, Inspirasia has directed more than US$12 million to outstanding local nonprofit organisations focused on core health, disability, education, and disaster relief. Inspirasia grants have reached thousands of individuals among some of Indonesia's poorest families, and tens of thousands more in India and Thailand. This money has been mainly generated from Mark Weingard’s businesses including Iniala Beach House,Thailand which is a strong supporter of Inspirasia Foundation, giving 10% of room revenues and 5% of other revenues to the Foundation. Philanthropy is the pulse of Iniala and has been 108builtOinto N E COtheir AST business model.

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From making and providing prosthetic limbs and wheelchairs in the Annika Linden Centre, to providing free health care for reproductive and sexual health in a local traditional Balinese market for the low-income women working there, to helping drug users get off the streets of Mumbai and get rehabilitated, to educating children who would not have had the means or funds to attend school for a better future, to supporting Burmese migrants and educating their children, Inspirasia Foundation is involved in a number of projects and the amount of lives that have been changed over the years has been incredible. As has been done in the past 12 years, Inspirasia Foundation plans to continue doing all this and reach out to more people and organisations to have effective social impact that will also inspire others to give well creating a ripple effect throughout. Inspirasia Foundation wishes to inspire business owners and executives globally to give to charity, to give more, and to give smart. By creating awareness and inspiration others can take it into their hands to be the change they want to see. Find out more at and or email: In Thailand Inspirasia Foundation supports three organisations. Home & Life Foundation in Khok Kloi is a self-reliant home for the children of some of the survivor families and those who lost their families in the 2004 Tsunami. The orphanage houses 25 children providing them with a home, meals and teaches them entrepreneurial skills, life lessons and allows them to participate in normal family activities to help build a solid and stable foundation. Today the home also has a cafÊ and bakery which the older children run as an entrepreneurial project. Since being funded in 2000, The Foundation for Education and Development (FED), has been addressing the long term needs of marginalized Burmese migrant workers and their families in Thailand. The organisation helps Burmese migrant workers in Southern Thailand by providing education to their children, promoting job opportunities and fostering a safe and lawful environment, building bridges between Thai and Burmese communities, bringing justice and social security, educating on Human Rights, Economic, Social and Culture Rights and empowering the women to improve their situation. Goodwill Foundation in Bangkok works with improving the quality of life of young Thai women via skills training and career services.

Inspirasia Foundation is a non-political and non-religious foundation which is supported by different businesses around the world.

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Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand

The Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand (WFFT) was founded in 2001 and since then we have built up an organization, which provides fulltime care for almost 1200 wild animals, and has rescued over 5,000 wild animals since its inception over 14 years ago. We manage two wildlife rescue centres, one in Thailand and one in Laos with 115 staff members and 60 volunteers. Along with the direct care of wildlife we also run various other projects and wildlife protection campaigns.

WFFT Mission/ Vision of WFFT To rescue, rehabilitate and release wild animals that are victims of humanwildlife conflict, the illegal pet trade, the illegal wildlife trade, and the tourist industry. Wild animals that are unable to return back to the wild will be provided with permanent refuge at WFFT. We will continue to inform and educate the public.

WFFT Objectives Rescue wild animals from places where they are maltreated and/or neglected, and help them to spend the rest of their lives in a sanctuary as close to the natural environment as possible with the best possible care. In particular, provide a sanctuary for those animals that no one else is prepared to care for e.g. the sick and disabled. We aim to rescue those animals that have suffered at the hands of humans, rehabilitating and releasing those where possible, and caring for those who are unable to be returned to the wild.We aim to provide the best standard of living and a life as close to wild as possible for these animals. Educate people, particularly children, to stop cruelty to animals. In particular campaign against the illegal trade in wild animals for the pet industry and discourage the use of animals for entertainment, for example in performing animal shows. Prevent hunting and promote conservation of all natural resources, fauna and flora alike. Educate local people, tourists and the international community to appreciate, understand and protect wild animals and 110


their rainforest habitat. Cooperate with and assist the Royal Forestry Department and other organizations concerned with the rescue and conservation of wild animals. Gather knowledge to start up a release program for those animals that qualify for re-introduction into the wild. Set up and join activities with other charitable organizations and authorities for the public benefit.

Elephant Refuge The WFFT Elephant Refuge currently houses 16 elephants ranging in age from 1 year old to 65 years old. All the elephants in our care have come from abusive pasts. Thailand is home to both populations of wild and domesticated populations of the Asian elephant. The domestic population is sadly made up of animals that have been caught from the wild or bred in captivity.These animals have been trained/broken to live and work in the tourist or logging industry. Today, Thailand’s wild population elephant population is struggling for survival. The wild elephant population of Thailand is estimated at 2000 individuals that live in open grasslands and dense rainforests spread over the country. Historically, domestic elephants have been used predominantly in the logging industry, ironically and unwillingly helping to destroy the very habitat they rely on to survive. After the ban on logging in 1989, most of the logging elephants ended up being used within the tourist industry or have been used to make a living by begging on the streets of big cities. Walking day and night on these dirty and traffic-congested streets is detrimental to the elephant’s health, and unnatural. Street begging elephants often end up being involved in road traffic accidents, with fatalities commonly occurring for both the elephant and the mahout. Unfortunately, in Thailand, there are currently no laws to prevent this abuse and mistreatment. Therefore there is an urgent need to help these animals.

Ecohabitat Domesticated Elephants in Thailand Asian elephants have a long history of domestication. They were probably used as work animals as long ago as 2000 BC. They were used in war against Alexander the Great in 326 BC and they accompanied Hannibal and his army across the Alps in 218 BC. Even during World War Two and the Vietnam War they were used to transport supplies. In Thailand, as in many countries in Asia, the Asian elephant has been domesticated and used by humans for many years to work in the logging industry. Following the ban on commercial logging in Thailand in 1989 these working elephants were no longer needed. Suddenly hundreds of elephants and their owners were left with a very uncertain future, their owners were forced to seek alternative methods to use their elephants to make a living, and this has led to the problem of ‘begging’ elephants on city streets.

During the day the elephants are tied up out of sight, frequently on rubbish dumps and in disused car parks, often with inadequate shade, water or food. City elephants are frequently malnourished and do not consume anywhere near the amount of food that they should eat every day. The elephants are not bathed regularly, as elephants should be, and this often leads to skin diseases.

Elephant camps Other unfortunate elephants have ended up working at elephant camps, some with no cover against the burning sun. At some places they are cruelly exploited in the name of ‘entertainment’, forced to perform degrading and unnatural tricks purely to entertain tourists. Kept on chains 24 hours a day, these animals lose their dignity and freedom and merely exist as moneymaking commodities.

Begging elephants Begging elephants are a common sight in some of the major towns and cities in Thailand such as Bangkok, although this practice is illegal. These elephants are paraded around and used as begging tools: their owners will ask for money to help buy food for the elephants. Simply walking an elephant through the streets, and selling fruit and vegetables for people to feed it can make money. Elephants are made to roam the streets at night for many hours, often being deprived of food and water to prevent excretion. They are often drugged to make them easier to handle, and beaten with spike hammers to make them perform tricks. The dirt and hectic city environment is far from ideal for these elephants, which are by nature forest dwellers. The noise and traffic causes them considerable stress, not to mention the dangers posed by the traffic. Every year many elephants are killed or injured in traffic accidents. The polluted air is extremely damaging to the elephants’ health and they frequently sustain injuries by stepping on broken glass and other debris.

City Elephants Domesticated elephants are still seen on the streets of Bangkok and other large cities in Thailand. The city is a harsh environment for such a large forest animal. They are under constant threat of road accidents, pollution and a scorching heat that can be fatal to a large mammal such as the elephant. The city dwelling is however a financially lucrative practice, bringing in more money than work at a tourist camp or elephants conservation facility. Instead of pounding up and down busy city streets, the elephants at WFFT now spend their days standing on the natural ground of earth and grass instead of concrete or tarmac, breathing good fresh air instead of traffic fumes, eating as much as they like with the company of other elephants and having the care of our experienced mahouts and veterinary staff. In the late afternoons, all the elephants are walked out into the beautiful forest surrounding the centre where they spend the night foraging and eating natural foods as they would in the wild.

Mahouts in Thailand Elephant training is among the oldest jobs in the world. In the past and still today, a single mahout is assigned to each animal, forging a close bond that often lasts for life. In the past the job of a mahout was a hereditary profession often extending over several generations and bringing a certain social status with it. At present however, this is not common. The job of mahout is to earn a living from the elephants, which results in its exploitation. The real value

of a mahout lies in the understanding and knowing of the animal. A good mahout is often a man who has been close to elephants since his childhood and who is able to see when an elephant is in a good or bad mood. He must be able to communicate with his elephant e.g. by nudging its ears. Observing a mahout directing his elephant may sometimes look like maltreatment as the mahout uses a tool to pick on the elephant’s head, neck and ears. This stems from when an elephant is originally domesticated, whereby it undergoes a week long of torture to break its spirit. This involves chaining the elephant up so that it cannot move, and subjecting it to continuous physical and mental discomfort. In sight of, but out of reach of food and water, the elephant is starved and beaten day and night from mahouts on shift so that it cannot sleep. You may notice various scars on the elephants and holes in the ears from aggressive use of the bull hook during the domestication process. Mahouts carry the hook as a reminder to the elephant who is boss. Although no damage is usually done during day-to-day use of the hook, it causes enough discomfort to the elephant to remind them of their domestication, enabling the mahout to reinforce his control. Young elephants are torn away from their mothers at an age much earlier than they would normally become independent, thus adding another dimension to the psychological cruelty involved. Rescuing the elephants from the harsh city environment is already a big step to improving their welfare and general well-being, and demonstrates that the mahouts do care about their animals. Changing Thai culture and mentality towards animal welfare is a much longer process. If mahouts think that westerners come to Thailand to ride elephants for their own enjoyment and “experience”, then this will support the motivation to domesticate elephants for the tourist industry. If mahouts come to learn that westerners visit Thailand to help prevent wildlife from suffering and do not support the exploitation of animals for amusement, then gradually a change in mentality could possibly be achieved.

Mortality during capture of wild elephants Capture of wild elephants for domestic use has become a threat to wild populations where numbers have been seriously reduced. Because of the long years of infancy, when an elephant is not capable of work, it has been the custom to take wild elephants and train them rather than breed from domesticated animals. India has banned capture in order to converse its wild herds, but in Myanmar hundreds are caught each year for the timber industry. Unfortunately, crude capture methods have led to a high level of deaths and efforts are being made, not only to improve safety, but also captive breeding rather than taking from the wild. O N E CO A S T


How to make gravy from red meat


lanning an exciting holiday meal, maybe an English style Roast Lamb or a Christmas Turkey? There’s a famous saying “ It’s all in the Gravy’ and this couldn’t be more true as a good gravy or sauce can not only be the perfect complement to your meal but just as easily ruin your hours of work in the kitchen. One Coast Magazine takes a close look at the simplicity but importance of getting the gravy right.

The easiest method is to make the gravy in the roasting tin. To do this, remove the nearly finished roast (beef or lamb) and set it aside to rest. With more fatty meats, it is often advisable to skim off some of the fat before beginning. Add a couple of tablespoons of flour to a small glass of water and mix thoroughly so there are no lumps and then blend into the pan stirring vigorously with high heat. Remove from the stove and pour the stock in – little by little, stirring all the time, making sure that all the tasty meat residue is scraped off the bottom of the pan into the sauce. Once it has thickened, then pour into a pre-heated gravy boat.

The Great British Gravy One thing is certainly true – gravy has been a main part to the Great British cuisine for centuries. What else would you pour over your Roast Lamb on a Sunday? What else would bangers and mash swim in? What else could go with the Yorkshire pudding? A Real British gravy is the combination of meat juices left in the pan thickened with a roux (flour and a fat, usually butter) and lengthened with stock. Every home would have their own interpretation, from clear light gravies to the more old-school thick dark gravy.



The stock It would be unusual to use beef or lamb stock in chicken gravy. But it's not unusual to add chicken stock to a beef or lamb gravy. Veal is another popular option, famed for its richness. As with any gravy, the quality of the stock accounts for much of the flavor, so try to use a good homemade stock. Variations It's common to add red wine to the gravy along with the stock, and a dash of port wine adds a wonderful richness. Redcurrant jelly is a traditional sweetener and flavor enhancer add one or two teaspoons to lamb gravy. Other popular additions are tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce and of course some fresh herbs.

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The Stock The stock that you pour in the pan accounts for a lot of the flavor, so the quality of the stock will have a big impact on the quality and flavor of the gravy. If the bird has any extras – giblets, hearts, neck and gizzards (but not the liver as it can be bitter) – then brown in some butter, add diced onion, celery and carrot. Pour water over the meat and vegetables, simmer and strain. Of course, fresh or frozen homemade stock made from leftover carcasses is a fine addition to any gravy.

How to make gravy from poultry The easiest, and simplest way to make gravy is to do it in the same pan as the bird has just been roasted in. Whether chicken or turkey, simply thicken the meat juices with a bit of flour, mix the flour first in a touch of water to avoid lumps, and then lengthen with the stock. Taste can be improved adding a touch of wine. Once the gravy has thickened, then pour into a pre-heated gravy boat, straining if required.

Variations It's common to flavor poultry stock with a squeeze of lemon. But a touch of mustard or flavored vinegar, or even a spoonful of crème fraîche to lighten the gravy are all fantastic options. A popular way to enhance gravy is to harness the vegetable base trick, where the roast is cooked on a bed of carrots, onion and celery to add extra flavor to the juices in the pan. Most people automatically reach for a bottle of white wine when making poultry gravy. But red wine might be used for darker game birds such as grouse or goose, along with a little redcurrant jelly, perhaps.

TIPS : Lumpy gravy can be a seriously embarrassing mistake on the table so make your life easy, while adding the flour to thicken the sauce put the flour in a small cup with a little bit of warm water and mix well getting all the lumps out before you add it to your sauce. Second the main ingredient that will make or break your gravy is the stock that you add, if your adding something with no flavor then you can’t expect the gravy to magically be delicious. Use a pre made or home made stock that’s oozing with taste to give your gravy some real smack.





Amidst coconut palms and gently rolling slopes,The Surin Phuket elegantly punctuates the tropical landscape along the island’s finest white sand beach at Pansea Bay. Paris-based architect and designer Ed Tuttle, who originally designed The Surin, has recently rejuvenated its 103 cottages and suites within a beachfront coconut grove and are linked by jungle walkways where cottages nestled within the hillside enjoy partial sea views while suites offer direct beach access. Tucked away at the fringe of the resort with a prime beachfront location is the Beach Restaurant. Enjoy a romantic dinner al fresco under the stars on the lush manicured lawn serenaded by the soothing waves while perusing the menu featuring authentic Thai Cuisine and fresh grilled seafood and BBQ inspired by the seaside, open from 5 – 11 pm. The Surin Phuket | Pansea Beach 118 Moo3 Choengtalay Talang Phuket 83110 T: +66 7631 6400 | E: W: | F: O N E CO A S T


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just out Amy UK / Film 4, 2015 Most people’s knowledge and opinions of Amy Winehouse will be based on the media circus that hounded her to an early grave. This film does a great job of rectifying that, dispelling the myth of the waster junkie always in and out of trouble, and instead giving us a riveting portrait of a vulnerable, media-shy, fragile genius that died far too soon. Luckily for us, Amy’s friends often videoed her early years on the road with camera phones and camcorders and we are immediately part of a very close-knit circle. Showing her amazing, effortless talent at an early age, she is a spotty and often painfully shy girl but the genius inside is obvious to see breaking through. Indeed, her rise is incredibly quick, and record executives are happy to explain why. Her lyrics, all written by herself and based on personal experience, drip with authenticity and heartbreak from the start, combined with a stellar voice that seems to come from nowhere. Paradoxically, from

the start she openly speaks of her fear of fame and when it comes, a torrent of flashing cameras thrust at her by a pack of utterly uncaring paparazzi, she is bewildered and left questioning her own existence. The film is pitched as ‘Amy in her own words’ and the makers (previously behind the equally transfixing and masterfully made Senna) put her lyrics up on the screen for us all the follow. They are a direct insight to the mind of a girl that desperately wants to be loved. Tragically, those that do seem either frustratingly unable to save her from herself, or display stunning self-regard and self-interest. We hear voice messages where she offers unconditional love to people who clearly don’t deserve it, particularly her resentful and deeply unappealing husband Blake Fielder-Civil who apparently introduces her to hard drugs and keeps her on them to supply his own addiction. Her father is not portrayed in a great light either, putting work and his own advancement in front of her own best interests, no matter how well meaning he may be. Indeed she is openly in need of a

the Duke Brothers, brilliantly performed by Ralph Bellamy & Don Ameche, and it’s fair to say they are two utter gits and misers to boot (a drinks waiter is tipped $5 as a Christmas Bonus – “Maybe I’ll go to the movies… by myself.”).

Video Vault Trading Places USA / Paramount 1983 Where to begin with the utterly foul-mouthed, completely un-PC Trading Places? Well, it’s one of the funniest films of all time for starters, full of zingers and one-liners and with a cast that clearly loved every minute of filming. Dan Aykroyd plays Winthorpe, a privileged young snob with his own Stepford Wife-To-Be and butler. He’s driven to his fancy office every day to work for super-rich bosses 116


Winthorpe’s cosy existence is brought crashing down around him when he accidentally crosses paths with Billy Ray Valentine, played by Eddie Murphy in possibly his best ever performance. Billy Ray is a homeless street hustler, shuffling around the streets of Philadelphia on a board with wheels pretending to be a Vietnam War veteran with no legs. Apprehended by the police who happen to be real Vietnam vets and aren’t impressed by his ruse, he is taken in by the hideously racist Duke’s in order to perform an experiment to see if they can make a success of him while forcing Winthorpe in to a life of crime. The supporting cast and brilliant writing are what turn a pretty standard fish out of water morality tale in to a cracking comedy. Denholm Elliot is perfectly cast as the butler in the middle of it all, getting sozzled as Billy Ray invites just about everyone he knows round to his new mansion for a party and explaining to him what a Jacuzzi is (“you ain’t Jacuzzi-ing nobody!”). Jamie Lee Curtis is a prostitute with street smarts that knows a good potential deal when she sees one and helps Winthorpe get back

strong male figure in her life and those two in particular fail time after time. It is telling that by the end of her story it is her bodyguard that seems to have the genuine concern for her combined with the strength of character that Amy respects. Juxtaposed with all this is her music, which is world class. Her emotions are there on the screen as she has her heart broken (and on one occasion exacts brutal revenge, sleeping with an ex’s friend) yet channels all of it through spellbinding performances. Her recording of ‘Back to Black’ as we are taken in and out of the sound booth with her as she does the whole song in one take, is one of many great high points. Obviously the most pertinent song, Rehab, which became her signature tune for all the wrong reasons, resonates throughout. Dead from alcohol poisoning at 27, her idol the legendary jazz singer Tony Bennett , who performs her last recording with her, speaks sadly of a huge loss of someone he regards as a woman that should have been one of the all-time greats. “Life teaches you how to live it – if you live long enough.”

on his feet. My personal favorite is the no-nonsense Clarence Beeks (Paul Gleason), who is so nasty and calculating that like Darth Vader he even has his own theme tune, throwing hapless commuters to the floor that get is his way (“excuse me!”, he growls, and in another hilarious off-the-cuff incident a woman listening over his shoulder to his conversation on a public phone is told in no uncertain terms to get lost). Director John Landis was in the golden era of his career at the time, churning out classics like The Blues Brothers and An American Werewolf in London, and this is possibly his best film. The down to earth adult humour in Trading Places is spot on, even now over 30 years later. Unlike most modern comedies which seem to throw in as many gags as possible regardless of how funny they are and the main characters are two dimensional caricatures to deliver them, there isn’t a single dud note in Trading Places, each scene another foul mouthed joke fest (you have been warned) and the actors deliver their lines with glee. It’s aged extremely well which is rare as a lot of comedies become trapped in their era. Indeed Trading Places is to be treasured - in these safe times when people seem to be so easily offended it certainly would not have been made anything like as well today. An all time classic and highly recommended.

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BOXSETHEAVEN Never be clueless again about the shows everyone's talking about. Resident TV show addict Brett Turner weeds out the best from the rest of the box sets out there available to watch and download, mixing bang up to date stuff with old ones you may have missed.

out now The Man In The High Castle USA / Amazon Studios 2015 Military historians call ‘What If’s’ counterfactuals. Before you dig deeper, I warn you now - it is truly chilling, especially in the turbulent world we live in, to reflect on just how much of what we take for granted is not because of our heroes but by complete fluke. You can go back as far as you like – the Mongols turning around and heading home with Western Europe at their mercy, the Union winning the American civil war (not to mention the amount of times American independence could have been stillborn), and then pick a war in between. There are countless examples where history has turned on a sixpence and the world could have been a much darker place than it is today. Authors of course know this, and particularly with World War 2 being such a close run thing (if you don’t believe me feel free to Google ‘D-Day weather’ and ‘Nazi Rocket Program’) it is easy fodder for great storytelling. The late, brilliant writer Philip K. Dick ‘s story is the basis for this TV

series and its first season is a quality piece of television. Set in an alternate reality where the Nazi’s and Imperial Japan have won the war and carved up America between them, the plot turns on scratchy films showing what we know as history where the Allies win and good triumphs over evil. Resistance fighters attempt to smuggle these films, Nazis and Japanese secret police try to stop them. Anything more would be to give away a plot that gets better and better with each episode – more on that in a moment. To reiterate though, it is excellent. Like many great shows, it could easily have never been made. Ridley Scott, who cemented his reputation with another Philip K. Dick adaptation Blade Runner, had been trying to get the book adapted for years by the BBC. As it happened, X Spotznitz, a fan of the book, was asked by Amazon if there was anything great he wished he’d been able to make. The rest, pardon the pun, is history. What we end up with is a tale that is truly pertinent in a time when humans are, sadly, once again suspicious

But if you can get past any initial reservations about the premise sounding dry or boring, you will be allowing yourself the chance to watch an outstanding television series, with superb actors delivering Aaron Sorkin’s razorsharp lines with glee.

Classic Box Set The West Wing USA / Warner Bros. 1999 – 2006 If I described the basic premise of The West Wing to most people, their eyes would glaze over and they’d probably start talking over me about something else. “It’s a political drama set mostly in the West Wing of the White House –“ “That’s nice so what did you do at the weekend?” would probably be how the conversation would go.

It all revolves around the imaginary presidency of Josiah ‘Jed’ Bartlet, played by Martin Sheen who from the off seems born to perform the role. His staff juggle endless issues and crisis around him, from the mundane such as official visits from presidents of far flung countries that barely speak, to attempted assassination and terrorist attacks. Working 20 hour days they often drop the ball, much to Bartlet’s frustration, going ‘off-message’ and walking in to traps set for them or of their own making. All the while dealing with incredibly high stakes in demanding jobs, they must try to have some kind of personal life as well, again with the potential pitfalls of people in office expected to be whiter than white. It’s these people that are the show’s strength, an ensemble cast that are all extremely varied yet will have you struggling to find a favourite. Toby Ziegler (Richard Schiff) is the Communications Director tasked with writing just about everything that the President says in public, ably assisted by Sam Seaborn (Rob Lowe). They are suitably idealistic for speechwriters and they have to be, changing the ‘message’ often up to the moment it comes

and judgmental of one another for nationalistic or religious reasons. This is where the series really gets under the skin. We see the SS uniform, then we are sat around the dinner table and everything is normal. We accompany Japanese torturers pursuing what can, in a slightly obtuse way, be called justice. It is deeply unsettling to be reminded just how close we are to being turned in to monsters, as many of our ancestors once were and as, if just a casual perusal of social media or current American electioneering is to be believed, many of us wish to be again. But this is entertainment, and entertaining it certainly is. It is gorgeously shot, the producers no doubt aware of having none other than Scott watching the dailies. In terms of drama though, what I loved was how each episode ratcheted up from the last – Episode 1 is almost benign, luring you in to this world as if it is normal. Like a perfectly wound clock, the tension builds until the final two scenes of the seasons end, when you will be both shouting ‘of course!’ and looking forward to more. Original, thrilling and thought-provoking.

out of the President’s autocue while trying to make him sound inspiring to the people he needs precious votes from. Contrast them with Press Secretary C. J. Cregg (Allison Janney), who performs the unenviable task of facing the press pack daily and attempting to do so while firefighting the frequent cock-ups coming from the building behind her. The list of brilliant supporting actors goes on and on. Trying to keep everyone in some kind of order is Leo McGarry, brilliantly played by John Spencer. You’ll wish you’d had this wise owl as a real-life uncle – he could easily have played the lead role of Bartlet himself. As with almost all American TV series, the first one or two episodes (the dreaded ‘Pilot’ phase of programming when a series is either commissioned or not) are not the strongest as the actors find their feet. But the show is quickly in to it’s stride and never lets up, gaining confidence and swagger to the tune of seven series when everyone decided to call it a day in 2006. The legacy left behind is simply some of the best television ever made. Enjoy.



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Bangkok Eat it: L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon Bangkok

Located in the business district of Sathorn, on the 5th floor of MahaNakhon CUBE, near the future highest tower of Bangkok, l'Atelier de Joël Robuchon Bangkok is a restaurant based on conviviality that allows customers to observe the preparation of the dishes. L’Atelier welcomes the customers in a friendly and peaceful atmosphere where the executive chef Olivier Limousin and his staff prepare Joël Robuchon's classic dishes. L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon – Bangkok 5th Floor, MahaNakhon CUBE 96 Narathiwas Ratchanakharin Rd., Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500 Thailand

Drink it: Viva & Aviv The River

The location inspires a sense of playfulness and freedom that reminds you of how wonderful the riverside can be. If you travel around the world, you will find that most big cities, and small ones alike have a bustling energy along the water, and Bangkok should be no different. So, why not be part of a new chapter in this ever changing metropolis? So take a chance to experience the breezy atmosphere that this flowing river offers. Viva & Aviv The River is happily serving from 11am to midnight every day. Viva & Aviv The River Co., Ltd. River City - Unit 118, 23 Trok Rongnamkhaeng, Yota Road, Talad Noi, Sampantawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand.

shop it : Vinyl Die Hards

Vinyl Die Hards, refers to die hard vinyl fans who are truly indulged in vinyl records although we are living in a digital life and analog systems seem outdated. But Vinyl Die Hards are here to provide vinyl records with fair price for all vinyl fans, as we believe that vinyl records are the best physical form of music. With our affordable prices, variety of records, and friendly small community here, customers will surely have a great experience with the music of their own choice. 1f The Ninth Place Serviced Residence. Opposite to Paradise Park. Srinakarin Road. Open Daily 10.00a.m. – 8p.m.

sleep it: Metropolitan by COMO, Bangkok

A contemporary Bangkok luxury design hotel, Metropolitan by COMO combines passionate service with a vibrant award-winning Thai 'Nahm' restaurant, 'glow' restaurant, Met Bar and proximity to the city’s renowned shopping and nightlife. All 169 rooms and suites offer the cool, light-filled spaces typical of COMO Hotels and Resorts, with a 25m outdoor pool, yoga studio and Nahm at Metropolitan Bangkok has been voted number one in Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2014.



dubai Eat It : Toro Toro This chic, ever so classy venue offers food, which, in the spirit of Sandoval, takes a distinct Latin American twist.The menu is divided into three – ‘From the Sea’, ‘From the Land’ and ‘From the Garden’ – and offers dishes served tapas-style. Dishes such as cerviche de mariscos, crispy calamari and the picadillo empanda prove to be excellent starters, while palopmilla steak, accompanied by poblano chilli and bell peppers, is velvet-soft, and the potato tostones are hearty and luxurious thanks to the use of rich truffle, chimichurri and parmesan marinade.Toro Toro has impressed from the outset and has established itself as the new go-to Dubai destination. Grosvenor House,Tower 2, Dubai Marina (04 399 8888) drink it : MAD on Yas Island Setting a new norm to Abu Dhabi’s hospitality standards, the newly opened MAD on Yas Island is the biggest indoor nightlife venue in the UAE. Since opening at the  beginning of November, MAD has welcomed an A-list crowd and hosted performances by some of the biggest names in music, including Tinashe, Jeremih, W&W and  Tinie Tempah. The opulent nightclub features 360 degree projection mapping, huge  animated LED screens, beautiful light shows and an exceptional sound system. Located on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi +971 55 834 6262 @MadonYasIsland

shop it : Ferrari World Shop From fashion to luxurious souvenirs, the Ferrari Store will leave you spoiled for choice. For those with a more distinguished taste, the luxury store has an excellent selection of Italian designs, high-end leather goods and designer jewelry. If you want to take it to the next level and feel like being pampered, the “Red-Glove” personal shopper service is also at your disposal. For the more casually minded, the GT and Fan Zones offer the latest in touring and racing inspired fashion as well as sports apparel and Ferrari accessories. No matter what you’re looking for, the Ferrari Store is a true shopper’s paradise. Remember to pick something from the perfect selection of souvenirs and commemorate your favorite adventures of the day! Ferrari Store Opening Hours: 10.15-20.00 shopping-and-dining/ferrari-store.aspx

Sleep It : Burj-Al-Arab- hotel The Burj al-Arab is a luxury hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. At 321m it is the tallest building used exclusively as a hotel. It stands in the sea on an artificial island 280m away from the beach in the Persian Gulf, connected to the mainland only by a private curving bridge. The Burj al-Arab does not have ordinary rooms; rather it is divided into 202 duplex suites. The smallest suite occupies an area of 169 SQM and the largest one covers 780 SQM. It is one of the most expensive hotels in the world to stay in. The prices for the least expensive suites are in the range of $1,000 to over $6,000 a night. The most expensive suites can cost over $15,000 a night. It was built to resemble the sail of a dhow, a type of Arabian vessel. Two "wings" spread in a V to form a vast "mast", while the space between them is enclosed in a massive atrium.




Eat it: BootLegger Samui The latest addition to Choengmon's burgeoning artisan food scene, Bootlegger is an effortlessly stylish bar-come-burger joint that is instantly making waves across the island. Already dubbed as "the best burger on Samui" by most of its competitors, Bootlegger offers a small menu of exceptionally good gourmet burgers and sandwiches, with a number of sides, set in a slick yet rustic interior with chilled ambiance and very friendly vibe. So if you're looking for a good old fashioned burger and beer with a high-end twist, then head on down.The best part is the menu is very reasonably priced and open 7 days a week serving food from noon till 11pm. otherwise drop by for a drink with the landlord and soak up the atmosphere. Tel: 0935800994

EAT IT: The White Box Restaurant The White Box Restaurant of Phuket, is the quintessentially elegant,white-washed beach restaurant in Phuket, attracting both tourists and locals alike.This Phuket restaurant offers an experience which blends the best fine Italian and Thai Kitchen on the island. Once a famous Kalim beach-front house, this stunning venue was redesigned as an elegant Phuket restaurant, decorated in white and blue, boasting a mediterranean ambiance, while keeping a minimalist style.This Phuket restaurant boasts a location which is nothing short of breathtaking. With unobstructed views of Patong Bay, and waves almost crashing at your feet, this restaurant in Phuket is paradise.

DRINK IT : Samui Pier Resort

DRINK IT: Paradise Beach Phuket Paradise Beach  offers the first daily and the biggest beach party on the island, with  spectacular international  DJ  concerts for  Full moon, Half moon and  Black moon parties, as well as festive  seasonal events on our very charming  and  private “Paradise Beach”. With a wide variety of outlets offering numerous activities throughout the day. Dine in one of our 5 stylish restaurants or jump into beach activities such as  beach volleyball, beach soccer, canoeing, snorkeling or just lay back and relax.

Samui Pier Resort is located right at the beach front on the shores of Big Buddha Beach with breathtaking views of Koh Phangan, white sandy beaches and palm trees as far as the eye can see. Our famous Sunsets are accompanied by our wide range of mouthwatering cocktails and a relaxing environment. Our Restaurant menu is well rounded with choices of western and traditional Thai food, Locals favour our Pad Thai as the best on the island For a delightful evening join us and experience an unforgettable  island sunset. 077 417 337 Shop It: Travel Samui Handicraft OTOP Place Samui Handicraft OTOP Place has been producing Coconut Shell products for over 14 years. Founded by the wisdom of the island community. Under the leadership of "Mr. Sunthorn Phonoingam” who is also the present owner with experience that has passed from father to father, through many generations and several hundreds of years. Starting with a coconut tree all the raw materials are produced on the island. From the top of the tree to the tip of the roots everything is used to make, build and use for sale or in the community. You will be amazed at what variety is on offer so come over to The Coconut Wood Shop. Tel. 077 415 260, 081 273 8778 Sleep It: Impiana Resort Chaweng Noi, Koh Samui Swaying tropical trees in the breeze and moonlight’s reflection upon South Chinese Seas are not all you get when we welcome you as our guest at our beachfront resort. We assure full discretion for those of you who require privacy and solitude as you indulge in your journey towards achieving renewed well-being or while you enjoy a leisurely round of golf available only a short distance away. The very instance you wander into our multi-award winning Swasana Spa, a white lotus you may well chance upon signifies you have entered a sanctuary of internal spirituality, bodily richness and soulful harmony. If dreams were made of promises, then this is our promise to you

Shop It: BEACH FASHION STORE & CO. Beach Fashion Store & Co. was established in 2011, and now is operating and supplying multiple boutiques in high-end beach clubs and 5-star hotels throughout Koh Samui and Phuket, in Thailand. At our boutiques you will find an exquisite selection of beachwear such as bikinis, dresses, sandals, shirts, skirts, swimsuits, tunics, jewellery, beach accessories, and much more. We provide quality clothing with quality customer service, while providing the latest fashion trends, and unique pieces that will set you apart from the rest. Come in for a chat, browse around and find your piece of "Island Style" in our always updated boutiques. Latest openings: Dream Boutiques at Dream Beach Club and Dream Phuket Hotel & Spa phone: +66.85.797.0472 SLEEP IT: Amatara Phuket Tucked away in a quiet corner of this idyllic island, Cape Panwa has long been recognized as the most precious jewel in Phuket’s crown. Overlooking a secluded bay of pure white sands lapped by the turquoise Andaman Sea and boasting some of the region’s most exhilarating diving, the flawless scenery around our luxury hotel in Phuket is simply breathtaking. And now, the Amatara Resort & Wellness is set to become the new benchmark for tropical elegance in one of the most beautiful parts of the world. Sensitivelydesigned to harmonise with its exquisite surroundings, our gracious accommodation and intuitive service provide the perfect backdrop for your getaway to ‘The Land of Beauty.’ O N E CO A S T







Penfold’s Wine Dinner at Vana Belle, A Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui - Monday 28th September 2015 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Vana Belle, A Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui - Saturday 28th November 2015

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Samui Sunday Brunch at Nikki Beach Koh Samui every Sunday | Dead Famous Halloween Party at The Larder - 31st October 2015 The Larders 3rd Anniversary - 12th December 2015 | Bootlegger Soft Opening – Friday 13th November 2015 Architect Association of Southeast Asia Party at Bangrak Beachclub & Restaurant - 28th November 2015

Day of the Dead Bar - 56 Khao San Road Launch of Monday Tribute Nights at Levels Club & Lounge - Monday 7th December 2015 Sofitel Urban Pool Party & Urban Rooftop Party - 12th December 2015

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Grey Goose VX Vodka exceptionelle dinner at Sri Panwa Phuket | Antonie Polfliet & Sophie Jing Sun Wedding PARTY Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort Media Trip | 15 Year De Crissey Anniversary | Grand Relaunch of Banyan Tree Phuket “Cassia Unveilings� at the Grand Opening event of Cassia Phuket | Aziamendi is interactive with signature dishes by Iniala Beach House

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Mont Azure press conference is on Thursday 29th October at Twinpalms | 50th Birthday Party of Mr. Gabriel Cardona KBS Media Gathering at Movenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket 1st Anniversary Celebration Brunch at Kata Rocks

Bollywood Phuket Annual Diwali Dhamaka | Champagne Duval-Leroy Dinner at Amatara Resort & Wellness, Cape Panwa, Phuket Dream Team at Dream Beach Club Phuket | SKAL Grease Charity Dinner at Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa Wedding of Ms. Salisa Limsakul, Managing Director of Andaman Embrace Resort & Spa Grand Opening of The Terminal Phuket

William Grant & Sons Shine at Inaugural Asia Pacific Cigar, Whisky & Lifestyle Expo 2015 at Royal Phuket Marina | De Mons Angle at Xana Beach Club - Saturday 31st October Xana Sunday FUN BRUNCH | Grand Opening of Zen Sisters Jewelry Phuket Baba Beach Club Phuket : Beach Life Cocktail & BBQ by Sri Panwa Staff Party Andara Plaza and Andara Resort and Villas Rawai Naiharn Business Community : Nai Harn Beach Cleaning – 24th November 2015





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