HOTEL ICON PRESENTS AN OPULENT AFTERNOON TEA AT GREENIN FIRST COLLABORATION WITH HÄAGEN-DAZS™ AND CHAMPAGNE LOUIS ROEDERER
Joining hands for the very first time with lavish champagne brand Champagne Louis Roederer and Häagen-Dazs™, Hotel ICON’s oasislike café – GREEN proudly offers a one-of-a-kind opulent afternoon tea set, starting from 1 August to 1 November 2020. The mastermind behind the creative menu is Danny Ho – Hotel Icon’s award-winning Executive Pastry Chef. Specially curated by the innovative chef, Häagen-Dazs’ classic heavenly flavours become the star ingredients in the tantalizing desserts, while the richness of Champagne Louis Roederer Brut Premier is infused into the savouries to create a unique gastronomic experience. The journey begins with free-flowing Häagen-Dazs’ favourite minicups, including its latest hit cantaloupe melon and rich mango flavour. And, a glass of ‘Signature Champagne Louis Roederer Brut Premier with Peach and Strawberry’ delivers the magical finishing touch to this ultimate gastronomic journey in the comfort of GREEN’s divine summer garden.
Escape all hustle and bustle. Chill out in style, indulge in the divine ambience of GREEN and immerse in this fruity-themed afternoon tea offering. Appreciate the tranquility of GREEN - one of Asia’s largest vertical garden, an oasis nestled in the heart of Hong Kong’s hustling concrete city, which is both a popular café and Brasserie. The gourmet journey begins with a free flow of Häagen-Dazs™ minicups (100ml) and housemade traditional British scones. Innovative delicacies accentuate the experience, as the chef’s culinary skills and creative exploration go beyond boundaries in transforming his desserts into artistry. Bursting with heavenly flavours, five tantalizing sweets and five delectable savouries become the feast to your senses and an unforgettable gastronomic delight. Infusing new fantasy into ice cream, his desserts redefine these frozen treats. The desserts include cantaloupe melon ice cream, coconut white chocolate vanilla ice cream, dark chocolate ice cream in crispy almond chocolate, fraise chocolate dipped strawberry ice cream and mango ice cream with passion fruit chocolate coating. The fruit shaped presentations of the crispy chocolate coated and chocolate dipped ice creams are a pleasure to the eyes whilst the coating enhances the rich aromatic layers and texture that promises to melt your heart. The crafting of the delicate shapes requires precise timing in a low temperature surrounding, so mastering his innovative approach, the chef’s winning secret is his perfect timing, his keen attention to detail and his impeccable craftsmanship. Decoratively presented on dry ice, the foggy bubbling effects add an intriguing display of these beautifully crafted creations making them visually alluring, tantalizingly delicious and chilling to the palate, while indulging you in an irresistible sense of coolness.
Discover decadent delicacies in various forms, the savoury list features Crystal jelly served caviar, smoked salmon champagne aspic, duck pate with champagne jelly, rose Bloody Mary with cajun shrimp and mushroom ragout with Brut Premier cream sauce. ith a French flair to stir your taste buds like no other gourmet journey.
Taking things up a notch, the gourmet journey ends with a fine glass of specially crafted Champagne Louis Roederer Brut Premier with Peach and Strawberry for each guest. The finesse and richness of the champagne mixed with the fresh fruitiness of strawberries and peaches create a long-lasting aftertaste that is refreshing and captivating. Striking a perfect balance between youthfulness and maturity, the clear structured texture, richness, and length of Brut Premier make it a classic winey champagne with a contemporary touch. This medley of Häagen-Dazs™ ice cream and Champagne Louis Roederer Brut Premier with Peach and Strawberry is an authentic fusion celebrating uniqueness and indulgence, adding beautiful memories to this season.
Book direct via Hotel ICON’s website or Restaurant Reservations Centre on or before August 31, 2020 to enjoy a 10% off afternoon tea at GREEN for bookings up to 30 September, 2020. Terms and conditions apply. For enquiries or reservations, please call (852) 3400 1300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit https://www.hotel-icon.com/offers/haagen-dazs-champagne-louis-roederer-afternoon-tea for more details.
Häagen-Dazs™ x Champagne Louis Roederer Afternoon Tea
17 August (Monday) – 1 November 2020 (Sunday)
1st session 3:00pm – 5:00pm | 2nd session 5:00pm – 7:00pm (subjected to HKSAR Government regulations)
HK$348* per person | HK$628* for two persons
*Prices are subject to a 10% service charge
GREEN, G/F, Hotel ICON, 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong
(852) 3400 1300 or email@example.com
COS, the fashion brand known for itscommitment to timeless design, elevated essentialsand affordable luxury, is pleased to open the doors of its newest Hong Kong store, located at the Cityplaza mall, on Hong Kong Island.
The 265m² store is reflective of COS’ design values and aesthetic, with pillars formed of an environmentally friendly clay plaster featuring on the façade and interior. The store houses the brand’s womenswear Spring Summer 2020collection, which uses innovative techniques and materials for an unexpected take on a timeless wardrobe.
Tornabuoni 1927, a milestone place and date for Ferragamo come together to form the title of a new line of men’s accessories. Palazzo Spini Feroni, the Florentine heart of this fashion house, in fact stands at the start of via Tornabuoni and 1927 marks the year of Salvatore Ferragamo’s return to Italy after a great success in Hollywood.
With its sophisticated, elegant, cool allure, the line perfectly embodies Ferragamo’s creative craft and artisanal heritage, with an attention to state-of-the-art production technology.
Tornabuoni 1927 comprises an assortment of Large Leather Goods and Small Leather Goods designed mainly for leisure time, for those stylish moments outside the office. A line with a precise identity that also embraces more youthful elements and more affordable articles.
The Large Leather Goods have three main themes:
A selection of bags in deerskin, incredibly soft and unbelievably light, which include a sailing bag and a tote, available in black and white, and a clutch. They all feature the embossed Tornabuoni 1927 logo as their distinguishing mark.
An assortment of accessories in nylon with a 3D rubber logo application: from the generous backpack with shoulder straps in a padded technical fabric, perfect for city movers, to the shopping totes, especially the red version with black lettering and the one innavy blue.
Finally, again in nylon, but with the logo printed on a small leather label: a backpack, waist bag, hands-free bag in black and navy and a small shoulder bag.
Standing out among the Small Leather Goods, in deerskin, are a wallet, black or white, and a credit card holder in the same palette.
As if providing a special link between past and present, the Tornabuoni 1927 line features in an advertising campaign that evokes dreamlike, mysterious moods. Skilful use of light and shade brings to mind the Flemish painters, with the accessories in the new line inserted into real tableaux vivants. Works of art that merge with everyday lives, set against an elegant manor house in the Florentine hills.
Available online and in all Salvatore Ferragamo boutiques.
ONF, known as ‘Great Song Restaurant’ to fans, are returning with their new best title song ever.
At midnight of August 5th, WM Entertainment has released a Highlight Medley clip of ONF’s 5th Mini-album ‘SPIN OFF’ through its official social media.
The clip consists of information and few parts of all 7 tracks, including the title song ‘Sukhumvit Swimming’, ‘Belle Epoque’, ‘Geppetto’, ‘Good Good’, etc.
It also contains unreleased images of ONF, each member showing their unique identities, drawing attention of fans all over the world.
The title song ‘Sukhumvit Swimming’ was produced by Hwang Hyun and Yoon Jong Sung of Korea’s music production and publishing company ‘MonoTree’, with MK participating in composition, and WYATT in lyrics. ‘Sukhumvit Swimming’ is a mixture of K-POP and Reggae, with its story being ‘Falling into an unknown space which will connect us together’.
Album ‘SPIN OFF’ is expected to contain songs that will show ONF’s different paths of improvement. The tracks were produced to harmoniously relate to its theme ‘SPIN OFF’, which makes it even more diverse for fans to listen to.
ONF is expected to solidify their colors through high participation in the album. Moreover, together with producer Hwang Hyun of MonoTree since debut, fans’ attention continues to intensify in hopes to listen to ONF’s high-quality music once again.
ONF’s 5th Mini-album ‘SPIN OFF’ will be available from August 10th, 2020 6PM (KST) through various music platforms.
And as a celebration of their return, an online fanmeeting titled <SPIN-OFF COUNTDOWN> will be held on August 10th 00:00AM (KST) at Mymusictaste.com.
Excess is the norm at Roger Dubuis, firmly focused on a vision of the world that is based on a philosophy of living larger than life. Stirred although in no way submissive to the past, the brand that dares to be different nonetheless maintains a resolute eye on the future. In addition to these drivers, thanks to the support of an integrated Manufacture from its very beginnings, Roger Dubuis’ unparalleled technical expertise is seamlessly blended with its unleashed creativity. Thus inspired by visionary engineers, and crafted by incredible watchmakers, the timepieces resulting from this sometimes diabolical duality are unquestionable proof that Roger Dubuis is without a doubt the most exciting way to experience Hyper Horology.
Why break the rules when you can reinvent the game?
Roger Dubuis also draws on cutting-edge industries that share the same values. In recent years, this has given birth to an iconic alliance with Italian legend Lamborghini Squadra Corse. Channelling unreasonable sensations and exceptional power, the Excalibur Aventador S was the first horological expression of this high-speed partnership to hit the track and the Manufacture is gearing up to introduce a new black-and-red version.
Living up to the “Powered by Raging Mechanics” signature, and fuelled by a shared flair for technological complexity, the Excalibur Aventador S is impelled by an ‘engine’ in the shape of the specially developed Duotor calibre. Duly protected by five patents, the Lamborghini-exclusive Roger Dubuis movement embodies an ongoing evolution of the Maison’s expertise, entirely reinterpreted in light of this automobile alliance.The Excalibur Aventador S features a range of easily identifiable design elements drawn directly from its motorised alter ego, complete with two sprung balances inclined at 45 degrees, strut bars, a power reserve with racing codes and an Alcantara strap.
Hypercar Meets Hyperwatch
On July 29th, Lamborghini Squadra Corse and Roger Dubuis will showcase their resolutely future-driven approach by simultaneously unveiling an amazing hypercar and the hyperwatch inspired by their adrenaline-fuelled partnership. Lamborghini’s freshly evolved SCV12 is the first limited-edition V12 engine-based hypercar for track only, specially boosted for Super Trofeo races and the most powerful ever made by Lamborghini. It has the capacity to exceed 830 hp thanks to aerodynamic supercharging at high speed, along with higher downforce levels than a GT3 car and unprecedented aerodynamic efficiency. In creating the new Excalibur Essenza SCV12, Roger Dubuis has likewise evolved its Duotor, stripping it down to essentials to enhance performance, while harmonising the design codes shared by the timepiece and the fearsome speed machine. Freed from its upper bridge and reworked in skeleton flying mode shaped like the wheel-rim of the Lamborghini Essenza SCV12, the barrel can be viewed from the top as if one were peering through a transparent supercar hood. The strut bars on the top of the calibre remain a signature feature of Excalibur Lamborghini-inspired models.
Like Lamborghini, which is renowned for customised supercars based on its famous “Ad personam” programme, Roger Dubuis aficionados can enjoy the same level of service through the exclusive “Rarities” programme offered by the Geneva-based Manufacture. The ultimate expression of individual creativity, this concept takes the term “bespoke” into a whole new dimension of hyper personalisation. It will enable each lucky owner to enjoy the thrill of co-creating and owning a truly one-of-a-kind version of the Excalibur Essenza SCV12.
Living the Gearhead Fantasy
Every bit as personalised as the spectacular bolide that inspired it, this peak example of hyper horology is an invitation extended by Roger Dubuis to its Hyper Tribe to experience yet another incredible auto-horological adventure staged by the Manufacture.
And now his autobiography brings us full circle back to film, with a feature-length documentary directed by Luca Guadagnino and presented at the Venice Film Festival.
and includes four kinds of tea pastries and savouries, scones with jams, a fruit plate and coffee or tea. To heighten the enjoyment, a glass of Veuve Clicquot Brut, NV Champagne is available when ordering the tea set at an additional price of HK$128.
Travel + Leisure today announced the results of its annual World’s Best awards, honoring Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® and nine properties within its distinguished portfolio. 2020 marks the sixth consecutive year that Rosewood has received recognition as part of the awards’ “Best Hotel Brands” category, demonstrating its strong positioning within the ultra-luxury hospitality industry. In addition to the brand-level honor, nine individual properties in the collection have been recognized as “Top Hotels” in their respective destinations including Rosewood Beijing (Beijing, China); The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel (New York, New York); Rosewood Hotel Georgia (Vancouver, British Columbia); Las Ventanasal Paraíso, A Rosewood Resort (Los Cabos, Mexico); Rosewood London (London, England); Rosewood Mayakoba (Riviera Maya, Mexico); Rosewood Miramar Beach (Montecito, California); Rosewood Sand Hill (Menlo Park, California) and Rosewood San Miguel de Allende (San Miguel de Allende, Mexico).
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts’ continued presence as part of Travel + Leisure’s prestigious awards program is a testament to the brand’s promise to provide today’s travelers with extraordinary experiences and services that speak to their personal preferences and priorities. Rooted in a guiding philosophy of A Sense of Place®, wherein the local sensibilities of a destination are woven into the identity of its respective hotel, as well as a notion of Relationship Hospitality, which maintains that true hospitality springs from the building and nurturing of genuine connections with the cultures and communities of the world, Rosewood is renowned for its deliverance of authentic and transformative travel experiences that leave a lasting impression on guests, associates and locals alike.
“Travel + Leisure’s annual World’s Best list is one of the most trusted resources in the industry, and it is a great to have Rosewood Hotels & Resorts recognized at both the brand and property level by the magazine and its sophisticated readers,” said Arora, president of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts. “These incredible achievements are a testament to the commitment of our associates around the world to positively impact each and every one of our guests, and we thank them for their dedication to the brand as well as to the travel and hospitality industry at large.”
This year, Rosewood and Rosewood Beijing both earned spots on the awards program’s coveted “Top 100 Best Hotels in the World” list, garnering rankings of 56 and 82, respectively. Both properties also achieved additional accolades in their respective regions, with Rosewood Beijing receiving the highest in the “Top Hotels in Beijing” category, as well as a number nine ranking within the “Top 15 Asia City Hotels” list, and Rosewood placing second in the “Top 25 Resort Hotels in Mexico” segment.
2020 marks the inaugural year that Rosewood Miramar Beach has been recognized as part of the program, placing among the “Top 15 Resort Hotels in California” and the “Top 25 Resorts in the U.S. That Are Perfect for Families.” It is also the fifth year that Rosewood San Miguel de Allende and Las al Paraíso, A Rosewood Resort have been included on the lists of the “Top 5 City Hotels in Mexico” and the “Top 25 Resort Hotels in Mexico,” respectively. Rosewood Hotel Georgia’s position as number two on this year’s list of the “Top 10 Canada City Hotels,” marks the hotel’s seventh consecutive year in the awards.
Additional of note include The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel’s seventh place ranking in the category of the “Top 15 Hotels in New York City;” Rosewood London’s tenth place spot on the “Top 10 City Hotels in London” list; and Rosewood Sand Hill’s recognition as number eleven in the “Top 15 Resort Hotels in California” category. On a brand-level, beyond Rosewood Hotels & Resorts’ placement within the “Best Hotel Brands” category, the company also achieved recognition among “Hotel Brands that Offer the Most Bang for Your Buck.”
The World’s Best awards are determined by a survey developed by the editors of Travel + Leisure, in association , that compiles the top travel experiences across the world for readers to rate. For four months, readers were invited to participate through Travel + Leisure’s print magazine, tablet edition, newsletters, social media and website. Respondents were asked to rate a wide range of hospitality brands and offerings on several characteristics, selecting a rating of excellent, above average, average, below average, or poor across each category, which were then accumulated and averaged to determine the final scores.
Those wanting to make a few wishes while gazing up at the shooting stars can get ready to put together a long list over the coming weeks. This is because between 17 July and 24 August 2020 the sky will put on a spectacular light show: the Perseid meteor shower will illuminate the night skies with a myriad of shooting stars over the middle latitudes. The pinnacle of the shower will be on 12 August, when it is expected that 100 meteors will be visible each hour. When making your wishes, you could hope for a watch that commemorates this astronomic event like no other: the SAXONIA THIN with a copper-blue dial.
The solid silver dial is coated with an ultra-thin layer of shimmering copper-blue goldstone. Thousands of copper-oxide crystals integrated within the material liven up the deep blue with their playful reflections and sparkle like a captivating starry night sky, just like with the meteor shower in summer, whose name is derived from the Perseus constellation. This is the supposed starting point of the Perseid meteors. In fact, the meteors don’t come from a faraway galaxy, but instead from a neighbouring planetary system. As it orbits the sun, the earth collides every year in summer with fragments of the 109P/Swift–Tuttle comet, which is just 26 kilometres in diameter. The particles burn up when they enter the atmosphere, thereby creating countless shooting stars.
The technical name of the comet sounds almost like a calibre designation. The calibre of the SAXONIA THIN is L093.1 and it conceals the flattest movement from A. Lange & Söhne. With a diameter of 28 millimetres, the manually wound calibre that is finished to the highest standards and assembled twice is just 2.9 millimetres high. The 39-millimetre-wide white-gold case is also relatively flat at 6.2 millimetres high. The thin hands and appliques made of rhodiumed gold match the colour of the case material, and a dark-blue leather strap with solid white-gold buckle rounds off the elegant look.
The dial allows you to see the wonderful starry sky, even if there is a lot of light pollution or clouds. Weather permitting, it is recommended to watch the Perseid meteor shower from a dark location – preferably in the countryside. The hill overlooking the watchmaking town of Glashütte in the sparsely populated eastern Ore Mountains is where Ferdinand Adolph Lange founded his pocket watch manufactory 175 years ago and is the perfect place to catch a glimpse of the shooting stars.