Guru Weekly's Buzz for Dec 9-15
So many things to enjoy, so little time
Guru by Bangkok Post's pick of the most exciting products, activities, art exhibitions, shows, food and hotel deals.
Great British Bake Off Collaboration Collection / Cath Kidston
Baking enthusiasts must get their hands on Cath Kidston's latest home and kitchen collection, which features a nod to the British television baking competition, The Great British Bake Off. The collection fuses Cath Kidston's classic design, including the brand's quintessential pattern, gingham check, with hand-painted motifs and catchphrases inspired by the reality show. It is not just only crockery, drinkware and baking ceramics that you can expect from this collab. The range also includes homeware and fashion pieces, ranging from tablecloths to tote bags and aprons. Shop at cathkidston.co.th.
Minecraft Collaboration Capsule / Burberry
Imagining a gaming and fashion fusion? Think Burberry, the British luxury fashion house, has released a capsule collection with Minecraft, marking a step in bringing fashion to the digital world. Burberry classics, such as the Waterloo trench coat, along with hoodies, hats and checkered scarves, receive a "pixelation" treatment in classic Minecraft style. Check them out at a pop-up store (until Dec 19) on the M floor of Siam Paragon, which has replicated the pixelated realms of the Minecraft world. Go to burberry.com.
Goalissimo Collection / Hen’s Teeth
Hola Lou, Kelly Anna, Vlad Sepetov, Sophie Doual and more have turned a soccer jersey into a canvas to reimagine their nation’s shirt to raise money for World Cup migrant workers. Hen’s Teeth, Ireland's creative studio, has teamed up with 13 artists from around the world for a soccer jersey collection in aid of Amnesty International’s Campaign for Migrant Workers in Qatar. The collection is available for pre-order until Dec 17 via hensteethstore.com/collections/goalissimo.
Environmental documentaries / European Union & Documentary Club / Dec 9-12
To celebrate Human Rights Day on Dec 10, the European Union in Thailand has teamed up with Documentary Club, alongside public and private partners, to host "Our Right To Live On A Healthy Planet", at House Samyan. The event is to raise awareness towards creating a healthy environment through four documentaries illustrating the link between human rights and the environment. Tickets via bit.ly/3EKEg4v.
Taste Of Rights / Amnesty International Thailand / Dec 10
Another celebration of Human Rights Day takes place at the Jam Factory. Head over to Khlong San’s favourite lifestyle community space for a fundraising event hosted by Amnesty International Thailand. "Taste Of Rights" lets you discover everything that encapsulates human rights through art and photography exhibitions, food, drinks and music gigs. Visit fb.com/AmnestyThailand.
Zen Rock Weaving Workshop / Tentacles Workshop / Dec 11
The "Zen Rock Weaving Workshop" at Tentacles Workshop on Soi Taweewattana (Narathiwas 22) lets you experience a Japanese craft, which is wrapping stone in natural cane, allowing you to connect more deeply with your minds and nature while holding the stone and weaving with mindfulness. The workshop is priced at B1,650 per person. Visit fb.com/TentaclesN22.
Rolling Loud Thailand / Legend Siam, Pattaya / Tickets on sale on Dec 16
Rolling Loud has announced its first Thai edition for Songkran 2023 at the cultural theme park Legend Siam in Pattaya. Dubbed the world's largest hip-hop festival, the three-day music event will be headlined by Travis Scott in his first performance in Thailand. The full line-up has yet to be revealed, but tickets (prices unreleased) go on sale on Dec 16, via RollingLoud.com/thailand.
When Snowflakes Fall / River City Bangkok / Until Jan 5
Find warmth in winter sceneries at this joint show, featuring four artists Zito Hsu, Fahfahs, Art Jeeno and Riety. Expect icy mountains, snow fairies, "snow piles made of loneliness" and a toy factory that makes gifts to even children on the naughty list. Experience an alluring selection of artworks by four remarkable emerging artists at RCB Photographers’ Gallery 2 on the 2nd floor of River City Bangkok on Charoen Krung 24. More info at fb.com/RiverCityBangkok.
Winter Getaways / Anantara Chiang Mai / Ongoing
Rediscover the very best of Chiang Mai during the coolest season with "Winter Getaways" offered by Anantara Chiang Mai. By booking your stay for three nights minimum, which starts at B18,400 per night for deluxe and B22,400 for a suite, guests can reap perks, such as a half-day with the Streetwise Guru to spend a laid back tour experiencing the staples of the North. Choose between a bottle of prosecco or treat yourself to soothing spa treatments or sumptuous meals with a 15% discount. Daily breakfast and roundtrip airport transfers are included. Visit anantara.com/chiang-mai.
Digital Nomad Day Pass / InterContinental Pattaya Resort / Ongoing
Set up your new workstation at the beachfront InterContinental Pattaya Resort. When you are visiting the coastal city and looking for an office to work in style, check out the "Digital Nomad Day Pass", which is available in two options. The B599 "Beachfront Nomad package" gets you a workstation at Latitude By The Beach with free-flow coffee, tea and cookies, as well as a 15% discount on F&B. With the "Beachfront Super Nomad package" which costs B899 per person, you can enjoy a little extra. Think of meeting room usage for two hours and a light meal, such as a Caesar chicken salad or grilled chicken wrap. The day pass is blacked out on Saturday and must be booked at least a day in advance. Go to pattaya.intercontinental.com.
Design Your Experience / Courtyard by Marriott North Pattaya / Until Dec 22
Courtyard by Marriott North Pattaya gives you a reason to go on a family getaway in the coastal city. With "Design Your Experience", guests can select benefits that match their travel plans. Choose between booking one and getting a free second connecting room, as well as daily breakfast for up to four people, or a complimentary bottle of prosecco and a B1,000 resort credit per night, with daily breakfast for two people. Book by Dec 22. Reserve via bit.ly/3Uvk9NP.
Fabulous Brunch Sunday Funday / Bitterman Bangkok / Dec 11
Bitterman Bangkok is hosting their inaugural drag brunch, aptly named “Fabulous Brunch Sunday Funday”, on Dec 11. The brunch is from 11am-5pm at the popular restaurant on Sala Dang 1, Silom. There will be fun and games and special performances by GG Gyonce, Naughty Gurl and Spicy Sunshine. Dance the afternoon away with DJ Palla, helped by the happy hour drink deals. There are also prizes to be won. Call 02-636-3256, email email@example.com or Line: @bitterman.
Casa Latina / Asai Bangkok Chinatown Hotel / Dec 14
Asai Bangkok Chinatown Hotel in the heart Yaowarat is continuing its series of culinary collaborations with “Casa Latina” – an epicurean journey to the Pacific Coast via Mexico and Peru. Held on Dec 14 from 7pm at Jam Jam Eatery & Bar, the dinner promises incredible seafood, live music and a cocktail-fuelled after-party. The dinner is a 10-course journey, cooked by guest chefs Daniel and Tamara Chavez of Singapore’s highly rated Canchita Peruvian Cuisine restaurant, who is joined by Mexican cook Megan Leon. Octopus a la diabla, Taco de carnitas and Lobster flauta are just a few of the tasty highlights. The power-packed four-piece Asoke Latino Band will perform classic Latino songs, while Alchemy Spirits will shake up a range of classic cocktails, and Wine Garage will present a special selection of South American wines. After dinner, DJ Seba will take control of the decks. Tickets are priced at B3,100 per person, with access to the After-Party Fiesta. Tickets for the After-Party Fiesta are B400 per person, including tacos. Buy them here: ticketmelon.com/asaihotels/casalatinaatasai. Call 02-220-8999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Villa Frantzén X Dr Loosen / Villa Frantzén / Dec 16-17
Photo courtesy of Leigh-Ann Beverley.
Ernst "Erni" Loosen's family has been producing Rieslings for more than 200 years in the Mosel. Since 1988, Loosen has extended to two more wineries: Villa Wolf in Pfalz and J.Christopher in Oregon, US to produce Pinot Noirs. On Dec 16 at 6.30pm, Loosen will host a six-course wine dinner that begins with an apéritif and amuse bouche at the Villa Frantzén Cocktail Bar and continues in a private room. On Dec 17 at noon, Loosen will hold a lunch masterclass on the distinct qualities of Mosel's terroir. The class begins with two signature servings from Villa Frantzén and a presentation of four wines that come from different areas along the Moselle river. This will be followed by a four-course lunch with the winemaker. Each event is limited to 12 seats. Dinner costs B9,900++ and lunch is B6,300++. Call 087-344-8222 or email email@example.com.
Wine Dinner / Belga, Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit / Dec 13
Catch up with friends and colleagues before the year-end at the festive edition of a five-course Wine Dinner featuring the finest wines from Napa Valley, US. Indulge in a flavourful dinner curated by chef Ouu, which complements the wines selected by Chalong, Thailand’s Best Sommelier 2012. The dinner is from 7-11pm and is priced at B,2990++ per person. Call 02-126-9999 or Line: @Sofitelbangkok.
Harry & Meghan (Volume 1) on Netflix
Described as a global event, this two-part intimate docu-series focus on the high-profile love story between Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, in their words.
Emancipation on Apple TV
Premieres on Dec 9
Starring Will Smith as an escaped slave, who sets off on a life-or-death journey to the northern US after fleeing a Louisiana plantation that physically and mentally tortured him. Based on the true story of Gordon (also known as 'Whipped Peter'), who in 1863 escaped the plantations and won freedom in Baton Rouge. Peter was recognised worldwide for the photos of his back ('The Scourged Back') injured by the whip of slaveholders, which, at the time, increased public opposition to the slavery regime.