The buzz: Moda Pacifica, the company who brought Brazilian flip-flops Havaianas to Singapore, expands its portfolio to include more casual-chic labels—all of which are housed in its first multi-label concept store at ION Orchard. The vibe: Splashy, fun and madly colorful, like a fashion-focused candy store. As if the kaleidoscope of rainbow hues from the […]

COS (Collection of Style)

The buzz: H&M’s higher-end sister label COS, short for collection of Style, recently opened its first Southeast Asian store at ION Orchard to give Zara a run for its money. The vibe: Sparse, muted and minimal, in the same vein as the brand’s design ethos. The 5,900 sq. ft. space seems to go on forever, […]

Six Senses Zighy Bay

In the emerging travel destination of Oman, Six Senses Zighy Bay was named the Best Luxury Spa Resort for The Middle East in the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2013. The resort is situated on the Northern Musandam Peninsular of Oman, with 82 pool villas that run alongside private beach, with the dramatic backdrop of the […]


MUTHI MAYA is a stunning forest villa retreat, situated in 480 acres of lush greenery, on the edge of UNESCO World Heritage National Park Khao Yai, and backed by mountain range. Each villa has its own pool, patio and garden pavilion; notably MUTHI MAYA was among the hotels chosen for the 2013 Mr and Mrs […]

Style Notes: Cult brands, Westgate, Uniqlo and more

Most Wanted You know a label has hit cult status when it’s seen on almost every high-profile name’s #ootd post. Slow & Steady Wins the Race and LPD New York are two such brands and—rejoice—they have now descended on our shores. Get your hands on Slow & Steady Wins the Race’s roomy four-sided rectangle handbag […]