• Bar review: J.Boroski, Hong Kong

    J.Boroski is the Hong Kong outpost of a popular Bangkok cocktail bar by the same name, with both interiors designed by Aussie Ashley Sutton (of Iron Fairies Bangkok and Ophelia Hong Kong fame). Despite only opening a few years ago, the cocktails at the Bangkok bar are said to be world class...

    POSTED 20 Mar, 2017 0 Comments

  • TAG Heuer's Connected Modular 45 watch is smart and stylish

    Can't choose between a modern connected smartwatch and a packed-with-horological-history mechanical watch? Now you can have both – just not at the same time. The TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 is a second swing at a Swiss "luxury connected watch" from the TAG and Intel partnership. You'll...

    POSTED 16 Mar, 2017 0 Comments

  • Which airlines have the best inflight bars?

    Inflight bars bring a dash of old-world style into the modern era in which anybody can be a jet-setter. Let's consider the bar on Emirates Airbus A380 – the first of the superjumbos to swap rows of seats for a social space which was more about creating a better travel experience than earni...

    POSTED 10 Mar, 2017 9 Comments

  • Volkswagen reveals new Arteon fastback sedan

    Volkswagen has always been known for its conservative design language but now the company behind "the people's car" intends to shift that perception with the Arteon – a sporty fastback sedan which blasts away the bland. But  Volkswagen's aims for the Arteon stretch beyond this ...

    POSTED 8 Mar, 2017 0 Comments

  • First look: Sonos Playbase delivers 'off the wall' sound

    There’s a new Sonos speaker in town, and it wants to sit under your big-screen telly. That’s the main difference between the Playbase and the Playbar: the Playbar is made for wall-mounting below similarly hung screens, while the Playbase is a slab which slides under the TV. It&rsq...

    POSTED 8 Mar, 2017 1 Comment

  • Sampling the gin selection at the Qantas first class lounge

    The Qantas first class lounge has a well-stocked selection of wines and spirits, including a trio of gins which are worth trying on their own or even with your meal. Except maybe breakfast. The lounge's 'signature gin' comes from the highly-regarded Four Pillars distillery, based in Victo...

    POSTED 6 Mar, 2017 8 Comments

  • These drinks taste better at 35,000 feet

    Most travellers know that food and drink taste very different in the air compared to on the ground. Higher altitudes and pressurised cabins desensitise your taste buds, especially to sweet and salty notes.  Low cabin humidity cabins dries out the nasal passages, leaving them less able...

    POSTED 2 Mar, 2017 3 Comments

  • Review: Kyza Travel Wallet

    Kyza's Travel Wallet is a canny two-wallets-in-one product aimed at the frequent traveller, or even the infrequent traveller for that matter. At first glance it's just a stylish passport wallet, with scored textured leather on the outside and a smoother finish on the inside. There's room for ...

    POSTED 3 Feb, 2017 11 Comments

  • Inside the invitation-only Johnnie Walker House, Singapore

    Like its counterparts in Beijing, Shanghai and Seoul, Johnnie Walker House Singapore is designed for the brand's private clients, drawn from the 'high net worth' and 'ultra-high net worth' ranks. Located within the Singapore offices of parent company Diageo, the Johnnie Walker Hou...

    POSTED 31 Jan, 2017 3 Comments

  • Five stand-out watches from Geneva's SIHH 2017 show

    The SIHH watch fair, held each January in Geneva, kicks off the new year with a wave of timepieces from historic power brands and noteworthy independents. Here are our picks of five stylish stars from SIHH 2017. Baume & Mercier Clifton Club A sports-minded spin on the Clifton dress watch, ...

    POSTED 26 Jan, 2017 0 Comments

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