For something easy and timeless, try French brand Zilli’s Spring/Summer pieces on for size. Their resort-inspired collection is made from exceptional fabrics, coupled with espadrilles and sandals, combined with uber-luxurious beach bags (made from glazed lambskin) that bring the art of idling with elegance to a whole new level. Its cross-strap sandals with waterproof gripped […]

Toots Brasserie: Toot your own horn

Not to toot our own horn, but we do like to be first here at I-S. We just checked out French joint Toots Brasserie—set to open next week in a space previously occupied by Moroccan restaurant Pasha—at The Sultan Hotel and thought we’d give you a sneak peak. The cozy 40-seater’s name is a reference […]

Club Monaco

Warm, bright and modern, the 2,600 sq. ft. boutique is divided into two key sections—menswear and womenswear. Lounge seats, vanity desks, ethnic carpets and potted plants on shelves give the store a homely-cosy vibe, like stepping into a larger-than-real-life closet.

Stella McCartney

For something structured yet playful, look no further than Stella McCartney’s latest collection which plays with geometry in fresh and hyper-realistic colors. Elliptical shapes of white, bright orange and black flow on sheer linear dresses, while ultra-fine silk rib knits worn under micro-plisse create a slimming silhouette. Spearmint and paper white gauze knits will also […]

Twinpalms Phuket

This beach resort offers a Thai-Western restaurant Oriental Spoon Grill & Bar, a beach club, spa and private yacht charter.

Tim Ho Wan

Housed in a relaxed 100-seat space in Plaza Singapura is the first overseas outpost of this famed Michelin-starred Hong Kong dim sum institution, care of chef Mak Kwai Pui. Highlights not to be missed include pan-fried carrot cake ($4.50), vermicelli roll with pig’s liver ($5.50), and Mak’s signature baked buns with BBQ pork ($4.50). There […]

The Vintage Room

The buzz: As if there aren’t already enough reasons to make the trek to Duxton Hill, newcomer The Vintage Room (occupying the former digs of sister establishment Le Petit Cancale) joins in the fun. The décor: The bar retains some of Le Petit Cancale’s Old World charm, but has bumped up the quirkiness factor with […]

Melvados Café

This café calls itself Singapore’s only specialty brownie café. Check out creations like Nuts about Bananas and Sizzling Brownie Sensation.