World Professional Golfers Showcase Silk Collection Promote Thai Aesthetics in Honda LPGA Thailand 2019 “PHOTOCALL”
Honda executive team led by Mr. Masayuki Igarashi (center, standing), President and CEO of Asian Honda Motor Co., Ltd.; Mr. Soichiro Takahashi (left, standing) President and CEO of Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd,; and Mr. Pitak Pruittisarikorn (right, standing), Chief Operating Officer of Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd., together with six of the world's best golfers who are set to compete in the Honda LPGA Thailand 2019, (from left) In Gee Chun from Republic of Korea, Pannarat “Saipan” Thanapolboonyaras from Thailand, Suzuka Yamaguchi from Japan, Georgia Hall from UK, Muni He from China and Paula Creamer from the United States, were dressed in Thai silk costume, designed by “PASSA Silkwear” and learned embroidery handworks in “PHOTOCALL” session at Dusit Thani Pattaya, Chonburi. The “PHOTOCALL” activity was held to promote Thai culture and aesthetics, especially Thai silk costumes which can be used in daily life, both formal and informal use, to audiences around the globe.
Jacob’s Creek embraces year 2019 with “Jacob’s Creek Our Table” event, Introducing Jacob’s Creek Barossa Signature series for the first time
Jacob’s Creek the finest wine brand from Australia celebrates new year with the return of long-established “Jacob’s Creek Our Table” event.
This year marks the fifth year of event arranged to share the finest food and wine pairing dining experience, in which companionship and ideas are warmly shared. This year, Jacob’s Creek Our Table is organized at 80/20 restaurant owned by a skilled chef couple, preparing a full course of modern Thai cuisine that yields even more perfect taste when paired with Jacob’s Creek wine.
Quentin Job, Managing Director of Pernod Ricard (Thailand) shared, “Nowadays, the drinking trend is changing locally and worldwide. “Jacob’s Creek Our Table” is a gathering, in which cross-industry collaboration and intention to create the best food and wine pairing experience are put as aimed goals in order to create the fine-dining memory. One of our achievement so far is, for example, Modern Trade, a dining and meeting spot where people gather and share stories, while indulging themselves with savoury courses and exploring taste of bottles in the cellar; the restaurant is also a gateway to introduce Jacob’s Creek Barossa Signature, the latest addition from Jacob’s Creek, embedding the touch of Barossa Valley that echoes the brand origin identity locating in the South of Australia.”
This year, Jacob’s Creek Our Table is organized at 80/20 restaurant decorated with various types of blooming flowers and scented candles on the tables creating warm atmosphere. The restaurant is owned by a chef couple, Chef Napol “Joe” Jantraget and Chef Saki Hoshino who give us an honor to be a part in creating the moment. Inspired by the passion towards Jacob’s Creek series, the chefs prepare a full course of modern Thai cuisine that yields even more perfect taste when paired with Jacob’s Creek wine selected by Brand Ambassador, Darcy Wilkosz. Guests enjoyed delicious meals while observing Chef Napol meticulously cooking in the open kitchen and are entertained by acoustic live music.
Opening with Jacob's Creek Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir and Jacob’s Creek Le Petit Rosé give soft and refreshing touch served with 3 appetizers: Bake Oyster Casino, Suratthani oyster topped with homemade sauce adding more flavors with rice krispies. Foie Gras & Chicken Liver Pate added chili to level up the spice, and Tuna Tartare garnishing on rice crust with tobiko.
Introducing the exquisite dining course with Herb Bouquet with Sato Lee Relish, a variety of veggies tied such as star gooseberry, a kind of lettuce, mango leaves and cut in bites served with a signature chili paste; each topped with a sprinkle of salty fish and served with marinated sauce. Clam Chowder, Coconut Cream, Thai Essence served with lemongrass and kaffir lime leave foam providing a perfect contrast, once paired with Jacob’s Creek Barossa Signature Chardonnay, white full body with a mix aroma from honey dew, citrus, and stone fruit.
Gems Pavilion Launches Newest and most Splendid ‘The Icon Boutique’ with ‘The Iconic of Gems by Gems Pavilion’, the First Savoir Faire ever in Thailand
Piya Ahchariyasripong, the Chairman of Executive Committee of Gems Pavilion Group, one of Thailand’s leading jewelers, has recently organized the newest and most splendid ‘The Icon Boutique’ by Chao Phraya River in Bangkok. The event was launched along with ‘The Iconic of Gems by Gems Pavilion’, the first exhibition displaying how to make fine jewelry in Thailand. A special collection, ‘The Sparkles’, epitomizing diamond sparkles for each time of happiness, as well as a highlight jewelry were tailored for display there, in which a lot of celebs participated, namely Surachanee Limatibul, Natapree Pichaironarongsongkram, Akarat Vanarat, Pornpavee Neerasingh and Ployvarin Songpakorn. Both the event and exhibition were held at Gems Pavilion, on the 1st floor of Icon Siam Shopping Complex in Bangkok.
The Icon Boutique aims to give jewelry aficionados understanding about the brand and impression with its vision, taste, smell, sound and touch. Such experience can be gained via luxurious design of the newly open shop of Gems Pavilion. Another objective is to emphasize the fact that the company is a leading manufacturer of fine jewelry of the country and represent its unique characteristic. Besides, ‘The Iconic of Gems by Gems Pavilion’ Exhibition was regarded as the first savoir faire ever of Thailand as all processes of making fine jewelry were publicly shown. The first process is entitled, Fine Design, which focuses on designing and creating a work meticulously. The second is known as Fine Material because only raw materials with good quality were selected for the work. The last one, Fine Workmanship, includes technical craftsmanship of every process. The exhibition also features diamond selection, decoration and assembly, precise diamond setting, apart from pearl stringing by skilled craftsmen. This is the first time in Thailand when all jewelry production processes were presented with care.
The opening of the event exudes the warmth of many Thai celebrities congratulating the organizer Piya Ahchariyasripong. At the welcome speech session, the Chairman of Executive Committee of Gems Pavilion Group said, “Gems Pavilion is iconic of fine jewelry as much as the Icon Siam is for Thailand. To become an icon of fine jewelry, we focus our work on 1. Fine Design, 2. Fine Material and 3. Fine Workmanship. Without all of them, we could not come this far. That’s why I’d like to show you all the production processes of both the special collection and the ones displayed here.”
“Supersports” hard sale, inviting all the sport lovers to shopping. Also “Ploy-Mike”; Thai Super Stars appeared to celebrate the Grand Opening
Grand opening for the first day of the exhibition fairs of the year “Supersports EXPO 2019” under the concept LET'S PLAY THE GAME, organized by Mr.Tony Morton , President of Supersports along with Ms.Kanjana Prommasakul , Senior Vice President and Up SSPHO-Merchandising and Mr.Suriya Tancharone , Vice President Operation D&L , Supersports under Central Group..
The big fair of the year that all sports fans should not miss. Gathering many items to discount up to 70% off, sports shoes, clothes, pants and sports equipment of leading brands such as Nike, Adidas, New balance, Skechers, crocs, Puma, Billabong, Speedo, Fila etc. Along with bringing innovative technology from each brand product to display. There are also sports and health activities on Supersports stage and Arena stage in 2 styles, during 22 February to 3 March 2019. This event is arranged for the Sport Fans which the atmosphere on the first day is bustling with many shoppers and sport lovers. With many Thai celebrities who come to congratulate such as Ploy-Chermarn, Mike-Phatradetch and many other special activities throughout the event whether talking, meeting with the celebrities who love sports and health as Pitta, Sky hormone. And enjoy the mini concerts from famous artist; J-Jetrin, TWOPEE SOUTHSIDE at Hall 100, BITEC Bangna
Bottega Veneta’s Fall 2019 collection is a celebration of freedom, self-expression and sensuality. Creative Director Daniel Lee’s first runway show for the house is an exercise in elevated detail, noble materials and energetic silhouette.
While the quiet craft central to Bottega Veneta’s identity is still present, Fall 2019 brings a sharp injection of modernity to traditional technique, turning up the volume. Combining the human hand with technology and process, the result is simultaneously classic and contemporary.
A viewpoint on the house’s Italian origins seen through today’s global lens offers another visible tension – the conspicuous and the refined, high and low, hedonism and intellect. The season’s palette is also a reflection on this discussion, chemical hues and shimmering embellishment meet natural tones and everyday colour.
Presenting a new vocabulary for Bottega Veneta, leather and the house’s Intrecciato weave is reinterpreted and evolved. Polished dresses and layered knitwear pair with armour-like outerwear, sharp tailoring and confident accessories.
Ultimately, the aim of this season’s collection is a simple one, to evoke emotion - pleasure and joy, desire and beauty.
Piaget once again returns to the enchanting landscape of Sunlight Escape, with a second chapter of creativity from its high jewellery ateliers. Re-visiting the themes presented in July 2018, the maison revels in the motifs and imagery of a frozen, snowy, mysterious landscape, illuminated by the glistening sun of a winter’s sky, always inspired by the audacious beauty of nature at its most mesmerising.
With new additions spread across three chapters – Warming Lights, Exalting Sights and Dancing Nights - the maison dazzles with its creative energy, offering bold designs, exquisite metiers d’art and exceptional gemstones in a combination that is both unexpected and yet quintessentially, recognisably Piaget.
Continuing its long-held tradition of creating exceptional high jewellery watches, Piaget offers the White Sun watch (G0A43230), in homage to the Winter sun as it burns with a bewitching white light across the clear Arctic sky. Just as the sun’s rays illuminate the icy plains, so do the ‘rays’ of 12 white kite-cut diamonds and 81 brilliant-cut diamonds which are mixed with hand-engraved white gold ‘Palace Décor’ ‘sticks’ that radiate from a central mother-of-pearl dial. In the world of Piaget, White Sun is a fitting tribute to the houses’ continued celebration of the sun as a life-giving, perpetually-shining, celebratory motif
Re-enforcing its position as the pre-eminent creator of high jewellery cuffs, Piaget extends its story with the one-off Frosted Star piece (G36M7900). Taking inspiration from the symmetrical compositions of snowflakes and their infinite iterations, as well as this cuff showcases a beautiful central 5.12 carat cushion cut Madagascan blue sapphire surrounded by 8 exceptional square-cut black opals. Diamonds in 4 different cuts radiate out further before the in-house engraver showcases their historical Piaget know-how in a new ‘frost’ version of the signature ‘Palace Décor’.
In celebration of the whitest of colour palettes – an ode to the purity of falling snow – Piaget presents an elegant sautoir (G37N6300) of white opals, south sea pearls and white diamonds. Set in white gold it is the perfect embodiment of the playful, joyful creativity that defines the maison. Mixing the iridescence of opals, the lustre of pearls and the sparkle of diamonds to perfect harmonious effect while radiating from a central snow-flake inspired design, this sautoir is a true celebration of the houses’ exceptional jewellery and design know-how.
Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa has announced its latest March Drink & Dine Experience With “East Meets West” Wine Dinner & Award Winning Guest Mixology
White Lotus Restaurant & Monsoon Valley Vineyard present an “East Meets West” Wine Dinner
Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa has announced its latest Wine Dinner at the rooftop restaurant level 17, White Lotus featuring the famous local wines from Monsoon Valley Vineyard. The one-night exclusive “East Meets West” Wine Dinner on March 29, 2019 is priced at THB1,400 net per person inclusive of wine paring. The four-course menu will combine a mix of Thai local produce and Western cooking techniques paired with four exquisite local wine selections from Monsoon Valley Vineyard.
HOOQ – the largest Video on Demand service in Southeast Asia – will premiere 5 original selected screenplays as pilot episodes on the platform coming 1 March 2018. This is the second year the HOOQ Filmmakers Guild has developed and commissioned 5 pilots wherein the best performing pilot will be commissioned into a full series on the platform.
The pilots that will premiere on HOOQ are Klenix (Indonesia), Babi! (Malaysia), She’s a Terrorist and I Love Her (Singapore), Lucky Girl (Thailand) and Split Second (Thailand).
Jennifer Batty, Chief Content Officer of HOOQ, said, “We are so excited to present the second season of pilots produced by the HOOQ Filmmakers Guild! It has been a rigorous process in selecting the top 5 scripts to be developed into pilots and now it will be even more difficult to make a decision to commission only 1 series! It has been a pleasure working with the team of filmmakers and I would like to underscore HOOQ’s commitment to support the talented filmmakers across Asia in 2019”.
Launched in June 2017, the HOOQ Filmmakers Guild is an annual initiative designed to seek out film talents in Asia that have great ideas but lack the opportunity to bring them to life on screen. Each of the above 5 screenplays received USD 30,000 to produce the pilot episode. The best out of these pilot episodes, decided by HOOQ subscribers and a star-studded judging panel consisting of the top film talents around Asia, will be commissioned into a full series produced and aired on HOOQ.
The inaugural HOOQ Filmmakers Guild pilots have gone on to win various awards including the Grand Prize for Best Television Pilot at the 22nd Annual Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF), Best Comedy Programme for Indonesia and Best Actress in a Leading Role for Singapore at the inaugural Asian Academy Creative Awards.
The pilots have just been judged by 5 esteemed filmmakers from Asia, namely Indonesia’s Mouly Surya and Joko Anwar, Philippines’ Manet Dayrit and Agot Isidro, as well as Thailand’s Adisorn Tresirikasem, and Banjong Pisanthanakun. In addition to professional judging, viewership numbers will also be taken into consideration and will also be factored in before the winner is selected.
Thai judge Banjong Pisanthanakun, renowned for the commercially successful box office topper Shutter, commented, “I am privileged to have had the opportunity to be part of this judging panel. Today, we’ve witnessed some truly inspirational, high calibre content from budding filmmakers that represents some of the incredible talent that Southeast Asia has to offer.”
With long experiences in furniture industry which has led to success and reputation worldwide, “Alexander & James,” a leading British furniture under the management of TCM Corporation Public Company Limited, is ready to open the first flagship store in Asia in the event, “Alexander & James Asia Launch,” organized in the heart of Bangkok on Sukhumvit Soi 39.
Delivering British charm by creating an exclusive party, “Alexander & James” invites home decoration lovers to explore furniture in eclectic style, a mix of state-of-the-art aesthetics and classic design, creating unique style with finest materials sourced from around the world including leathers which are 100% natural, selected from Brazilian herds, fabrics from Italy and France and velvet fabrics from William Morris, one of the world's best brands. Structure and frame which is made from rubber wood is from planted forest in Thailand, one of the world's best rubber origins. All of these will make home wonderful. In the event, food cooked with sous vide style and mildly sweet champagne are served in mid of homey British ambiance. The event is honoured by “Pimol Srivikorn,” Chairman of TCM Corporation Public Company Limited; Mark Alexander Smith, Founder and Designer of Alexander & James, who designs for the way we live; and John M Collinson, Sales Director, Asia-Pacific. They join to share their special and impressive experiences with distinguished guests in the event.