Guru by Bangkok Post's pick of the most exciting products, activities, food and travel to indulge in.
Backpack launch / Fendi / Sept 7
The new Fendi Chiodo backpack embodies the sophisticated comfort and opulence of the everyday that is explored in Fendi’s Autumn/Winter collection. The new shape is highly structured and features a spacious volume with zip closure, perfect to store all the must-have items of the urban working man. An additional touch is given by the frontal flat pocket to protect and keep at hand all daily essentials, and a functional padded back pocket to store the computer. The Fendi Chiodo backpack is set to become an essential for men in search of comfort and coolness. Available in Fendi boutiques and fendi.com beginning Sept 7.
New fragrance / Jo Malone
Jo Malone London has long celebrated the beloved English pear through its timeless fruity-floral fragrance, English Pear & Freesia. Now, the British fragrance and lifestyle house has created a new light floral scent to take this mellow and juicy ingredient in a fresh direction. English Pear & Sweet Pea imagines sun-warmed orchards springing to life as tempting green pears fill the branches. The luscious fruits are enveloped in softly scented pastel sweet peas, nestled on a base of powdery white musk. This garden-fresh light floral fragrance looks to the blousy, fragrant sweet pea to create a new marriage of fruits and flowers. Experience English Pear & Sweet Pea in a 30ml and 100ml cologne, bottled in a fluted glass design. Available at jomalone.co.th or at all Jo Malone London boutiques.
Youthful session / VLCC Wellness at Avani+ Hua Hin Resort / Sept 9-10
Discover the secrets to a longer, youthful life with Dr Narinthorn Surasinthon, a renowned expert in preventive medicine, anti-ageing and longevity. “Dr. Talk: How to Live Longer And Look Younger” with Dr Narinthorn will take place at VLCC Wellness, Avani+ Hua Hin Resort on Sept9-10. In addition, attendees can take advantage of exclusive services after the event offered by Dr Narinthorn, including private wellness consultations, Rejuran treatments, Mesofat injections, NAD+ therapy, and lab tests with results interpretation via telemedicine. The event will be held from 2-3pm on Sept 9 and from 11am-noon on Sept 10. Call 03-289-8989, email Vlcc.firstname.lastname@example.org or Line: @vlcchuahin.
Ladies Night / Octave Rooftop Lounge & Bar / Every Tuesday
At Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit, Octave Rooftop Lounge & Bar will hots Ladies Night every Tuesday from 5-8pm. To make the evening even more special, when a group of four or more order a bottle of Belstar Prosecco, receive a second bottle free. Capture joyful moments during the evening and share them on social media using the hashtag #Octaveladiesnight and stand a chance to win tickets for upcoming events. Call 02-797-0000 or email email@example.com.
Copacabana sessions / Havana Social / Sept 6 onward
Launching on Sept 6, Havana Social will take its guests to the shores of Brazil with the addition of “Copacabana Sessions”, taking place every Wednesday. Bringing together the energetic spirit of the iconic Brazilian beach with a splash of Havana flair, this event promises a one-of-a-kind experience that will redefine mid-week celebrations. From 6pm onwards, party goers can dance to the rhythmic beats of DJ Ollvr as he plays Brazilian Latin House music while sipping on Brazilian classics that will transport them straight to the heart of Rio de Janeiro. To mark the launch of the new night, on Sept 6, Havana Social has prepared an extravaganza with free-flowing Brazilian Mule and Caipirinha from 9-10pm. Visit sevn.ly/xiRCXt8i.
Jimmy Carr Terribly Funny / Muangthai Rachadalai Theatre / Jan 27, 2024
British-Irish funnyman Jimmy Carr is heading to Bangkok with his “Terribly Funny” tour next January. Carr just announced his return in a video (while admitting to butchering the name of the venue completely) and fans should brace themselves for adult humour and jokes that make you feel guilty to laugh about them (but you do anyway). Visit bit.ly/TerriblyFunnyBangkok for tickets.
Stay And Sip / Pathumwan Princess Hotel / Until Oct 31
Stay in Bangkok’s most vibrant quarter of Bangkok at Pathumwan Princess Hotel. Not only the hotel is adjacent to MBK Shopping Mall and near Siam Square, but guests also have easy access to BTS to conveniently explore Bangkok. Get a 30% discount on the Best Available Rate for both Room Only and Room with breakfast options along with other perks such as a complimentary afternoon tea set, a 20% discount on dining at the hotel’s eateries and a 30% discount on the hotel’s laundry services. Book by Oct 31 for stays until March 31, 2024. Visit pprincess.com.
Street food market / Salathip, Shangri-La Bangkok / Sept 2
Shangri-La Bangkok will host the 11th “Raan Dung Ross Ded: RDRD Street Food Market @Salathip”, Bangkok’s first and only riverfront outdoor market featuring Michelin Guide-listed restaurants in one venue with live music and fun activities for family and friends. On Sept 2, from 5.3-9.30pm, the hotel area along the Chao Phraya River will be transformed into a evening market. The all-you-can-eat street food buffet is priced at B699 nett per adult, B799 nett per adult with free-flowing soft drinks and 50% off for children between the ages of six and 11. Restaurants taking part are Mr. Jo, Jok: Prince, Elvis Suki, Soi Yotse, Shangri-La Bangkok’s phad Thai, Fah’s fried chicken and dishes from Salathip. Call 02-236-7777, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit bit.ly/RDRD-2SEP2023-Media.
Black truffle night / Ventisi restaurant / Every Thursday
Ventisi at Centara Grand at CentralWorld is setting the standard for luxury dining every Thursday evening. Offering patrons an exclusive rendezvous with the gastronomic world’s “black gold” — the black truffle buffet also includes international, Thai and Italian favourites. From the tantalising Truffle salmon tartare to the sumptuous Beef tenderloin Wellington with hints of black truffle to the rich house-made tagliolini adorned with black truffle cream sauce – the menu is a testament to the truffle’s renowned essence. The buffet is priced at B1,590++ per person and B795++ for children Drink packages start at B149++ that includes free-flow soft drinks. Call 02-10- 6255 or email email@example.com.
Royal Osha Mooncakes / Royal Osha
Royal Osha is offering two of mooncake collections, Premium and Classic. The former boasts Chocolate truffle stuffing inside charcoal snow skin and it comes in an exclusive package, befitting a luxurious gift. The latter includes more traditional flavours such as custard, lotus seed, durian with yolk and red bean with orange peel. Eight pieces of Chocolate truffle mooncakes in a limited edition box cost B2,500. One box of Classic flavours containing eight mooncakes costs B1,299. Order them via Line Official: @royalosha or call 02-256-6555 or 085-489-0571.