SCENE: ZoukOut’s Almost Here & So Are The Merch

A big shiny box (OK, not that shiny) popped up on my desk one fine afternoon. On it reads: Open Up. Feel The Love. So open it I did and out spilled the contents–a kaleidoscope, magnet, a pack of mints, handkerchief, bottled water and a glo-stick. Turns out they’re actually party accessories that SingTel came […]

Joyous Noel: Häagen-Dazs’ latest festive creations

The Christmas season is soon upon us, so chill out with Häagen-Dazs’ latest creations. Joyous Noel ($19) requires no unwrapping—two Belgian chocolate-encased gifts, one of cookies and cream ice cream, the other white chocolate raspberry—at outlets islandwide. Enjoy the Winter Blush ($18), a frozen cocktail blended from pomegranate, white peach and orange blossom sorbet, tequila […]

Richard Nicoll; House of Jazz: New brands arrive at Front Row

Great new offerings abound at multi-label fashion boutique Front Row, which just celebrated its 5th anniversary last week. Among them, the highly sought-after and exclusive Lulu Kennedy collaborations with designers such as Richard Nicoll, Marios Schwab and House of Jazz (pictured). Its capsule collection encompasses trompe l’oeil corset dresses, LBDs and funky T-shirt dresses ($640-2,125). […]

MUSIC: WTH! Robyn and La Roux Grammy nominations

So the nominees of the 2011 edition of the Grammy’s have been recently announced and all I’ve got to say (for the dance music categories) is WTH! La Roux? Robyn! Rihanna?! Dance music critics are sure to be hitting their heads on the wall with this year’s selections. Over the years, one can’t help but […]