This Week In Luxury: Amankora’s Cultural Experiences, John Richmond Debuts KL Boutique, And More

In our weekly series, we bring you the latest in luxury news from around the world. This week’s highlights: St. Regis presents folklore-inspired menu, John Richmond debuts first ever KL boutique, and more.

Rediscover Bhutan With Amankora’s Cultural Experiences

The first resort in one of the happiest places in the world opened almost 20 years ago. This includes five lodges spread across five valleys, offering an insight into Bhutanese daily life through culturally enriching experiences. One such lodge is the Amankora Gangtey, with an exclusive eight suites and lies in the sequestered valley of Phobjikha, which guests can explore on Yuta horseback. Another is the 24-suite Amankora Paro, which lies beneath the ruins of the 17th-century Drukyel Dzong (fortress monastery) where guests can dine beneath the stars or under a traditional Bhutanese ceremonial tent. 


Sandro Celebrates Chinese Valentine’s Day with Essentials

The seventh day of the seventh lunar month is one of the most significant and romantic days in Chinese culture, and the French brand offers its sartorial take on the Qixi Festival with a timeless edit of wardrobe essentials. Eschewing the stereotypical heart motifs, a starfish print for the men’s collection echoes the star motif of the women’s wardrobe to create a perfectly matching couple style. Delightful mint and pink tones of the tops create a refreshing look, while casual or tailored trousers elevate the chic style of the gentlemen. 


Habib Introduces Merdeka Collection Of Kebaya-Inspired Gold Wafer Coins

In celebration of the spirit of Merdeka and as a tribute to Malaysia’s fashion heritage, Habib will be introducing a new edition of 999.9 gold wafer coins with five timeless Kebaya designs, each elegantly and intricately embellished with unique traditional brooches (or kerongsang). These include the Kebaya Riau Pahang and Dokoh Rantai, Kebaya Nyonya and Kerongsang Thoe, and more. The jewellery brand will also be having its annual Merdeka sale from now until 3 September. 

Habib Jewels

Persol And Oetker Collection Collaborates On A “Sunglass Library” For Guests

Italian heritage eyewear brand Persol and Oetker Collection hotels have collaborated to present a collection of sunglasses for summer. The collaboration is only available at a selected few of the hotel brand’s iconic properties, such as Le Bristol Paris, Château Saint-Martin & Spa, Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa, Jumby Bay Island and the newest, Hotel La Palma in Capri. Six select sunglasses have been picked for each property, with every pair skillfully made with the highest level of craftsmanship to complement guests on vacation.


John Richmond Debuts First Ever Boutique In Kuala Lumpur

The first ever John Richmond boutique has finally opened its doors at The Starhill, stamping a momentous milestone with this long-awaited addition to its retail scene in Kuala Lumpur. Established in 1982, John Richmond stands as a luxury British brand notorious for its non-conformist approach, spanning tribal patterns to post-punk. The boutique serves as an intimate and opulent lounge where visitors can leisurely shop and purchase an eclectic range of menswear, womenswear, leather goods, accessories, eyewear, and fragrances.

John Richmond

St. Regis Kuala Lumpur Presents Its Folklore-Inspired Malaysiaku Menu 

This Merdeka, St. Regis Kuala Lumpur brings heritage and luxury together in its sumptuous six-course signature menu, Malaysiaku. Offered at the hotel’s Michelin Guide-listed restaurant, The Brasserie, guests get to feast on more than 14 different dishes that infuse Malay folklores and flavours from all 14 states. During each course, diners will also be able to relive their childhood memories while servers narrate to them from fables such as “Puteri Santubong and Puteri Sejinjang”, “Badang” and “Kisah Itik Bertelur Emas”. The night ends on a sweet note with the caramelised banana chocolate ganache with banana ice cream dessert, inspired by the “Lagenda Pisang Raja Udang” tale. Priced at RM388 per adult, the menu is exclusively available on 31 August, 9 September and 16 September, between 6pm to 10.30pm.

St. Regis Kuala Lumpur

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