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    Legend in leather

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 30/11/2018

    » Nine months seems to be the common amount of time required to create precious masterpieces, both living and stationary.

  • LIFE

    Nothing standard about it

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 07/09/2018

    » Having worked as the assistant of hospitality for trailblazer Barry Sternlicht when the Starwood empire was just getting launched, Amar Lalvani was right at the birth of the whole "cool lifestyle hotel" movement as it came into fruition 20 years ago. "I was there since the beginning and I loved it," the California-born hotelier recalls. "I didn't seek it, but when I saw it, it encapsulated everything I liked to do so I just stuck with it."

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    The sensation of all senses

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 07/09/2018

    » 'Do you like The Beatles?" is one of the first questions Maribel asks me during our consultation before the treatment starts. "Well, even if you don't, you don't have a choice. You'll just have to listen to it anyway," she quips.

  • LIFE

    Everything's coming up Rosewood

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 29/06/2018

    » Rosewood is not a name that rings any personal bells, but I first unknowingly came across it while on a night out in Beijing. The so-far-lousy night took a turn when the social editor of a high-society magazine ushered me to get off my stool at the dingy bar we were in. We were first-timers in Beijing and unlike the Western press in the group, she was in no mood for pole dancers and Mandarin rock covers. She was the most well-informed and refined tippler of the Thai group, so we trustingly followed her taste to Rosewood Beijing, knowing whatever it was, it wasn't going to be the Chinese version of Patpong. It was the right decision, the one we should have gone with three hours earlier. What greeted us upon arrival were stunning high ceilings, stylish understatement and immense relief that there are chic and modern places to head to in the post-Mao capital.

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    Exotic tea and bites at the St. Regis

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 29/06/2018

    » Following right after women, it is arguably afternoon tea that is a match made in heaven when paired with fine jewellery. The two just naturally go together -- where the decorative nature of afternoon tea sets make it the perfect canvas to recreate the daintiness of jewellery pieces.

  • LIFE

    Bangkok Bleus

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 15/06/2018

    » There's something about the western high-end touch that somehow makes our city look a lot nicer than it really is. Earlier this month saw the official launch of Bleu de Chanel Parfum, the French fashion house's latest men's fragrance, as well as its campaign film.

  • OPINION

    The paradox of pity

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 21/05/2018

    » Thais are notoriously hopeless when it comes to the songsarn factor. Translated to English, the word means to pity or feel sorry for -- a trait ingrained in Thais as much as to be sabai sabai and never on time.

  • LIFE

    Time for a me-some

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 14/02/2018

    » Happy Valentine's Day! Although it's a sight everywhere, this day doesn't just have to be about the couples. We round up some special sweets and fun for you to revel in some self-love today and throughout the month.

  • OPINION

    Black Panther is stylistic substance

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 19/02/2018

    » Having been in a movie black hole of sorts for the past few months, I was completely oblivious to what the movie Black Panther is, when my best friend suggested we go see it. The only thing I knew was that it would be a Marvel movie featuring a cast made up of a majority of African-Americans and Africans. This, of course, is rarer than a blue moon, and was enough to pique my interest. Fine by me. In fact, I would be most intrigued to watch a superhero film where the black guy isn't the sidekick or someone likely to get shot within the first 12 seconds.

  • LIFE

    The year in style

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 27/12/2017

    » We round-up the most striking developments on the Thai fashion scene in 2017.

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