Guru Weekly's Buzz for Jan 27 to Feb 2
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.
Girls collection with 4Eve / Jelly Bunny
Jelly bunny and cool all-girl group 4Eve are reliving the 50s American cafe vibe with the new “Girls” collection along with brand mascot Jeremy rabbit. 4Eve members, Jorin, Hannah, Aheye, Taaom, Punch, Mind and Fai will share happy stories with their besties at a popular American café amidst the candy-coloured evening sky atmosphere that expresses the bright, fun, and confident character of Jelly Bunny girls. The collection features retro pop clothing, shoes, and accessories in a street style that can be mixed and matched for any occasion. This look continues its focus on street-casual designs that can be mixed and matched to create a distinctive look. Not to be missed Signature items for Jelly Bunny fans include the iconic rubber shoes that have been redesigned with a sense of fun to include platform shoes, sandals decorated with crystals and sneakers. Another standout this season is the bag collection that includes semi-circular shoulder bags and checkered tote bags. Complete the look with a bucket hat to complement your style. Share your favourite story and fashion style with Jeremy rabbit and 4EVE at Jelly Bunny stores nationwide and at jellybunny.com.
NW-A306 Walkman / Sony
Sony is gearing up to launch a new addition to its iconic Walkman line that is sure to turn heads. While you may expect the new model to be a throwback to Sony's 80s device, the upcoming NW-A306 Walkman is a blend of nostalgia and modern technology. It takes us back to the days of boomboxes and cassette tapes but with a state-of-the-art listening experience that includes music downloading and streaming capabilities via Wi-Fi. The portable music player features a cassette tape design and retro aesthetic, with physical buttons along the side for skipping, playing, and pausing tracks. It also has Bluetooth for wireless headphone connections and a battery life of up to 36 hours of continuous playback. Go to sony.co.th.
Spring 2023 Collection: Taste The Eternal Sunshine / Three
Get ready to shine bright like the sun with Three's latest makeup collection, "Taste The Eternal Sunshine". The Japanese cosmetics label draws inspiration from the skyline of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and is perfect for adding a pop of warmth to your looks this spring. The Dimensional Vision Eye Palette comes with two stunning sets of colours, including the Infinity Bliss with a gorgeous copper orange and pink that has a glowing finish and the Active Enchantment that exudes the radiance of sunshine through beige and golden tones. Drip your lips in Divine Lip Gem, a series of glossy lipsticks with six bright shades to choose from, such as "Sacred Sunlight", the sweet "Flower Laughter" in pastel pink, and the coral pink "Kiss the Sky". Shop at threecosmetics-th.com.
120th anniversary / Harley-Davidson / Limited edition models
A year-long celebration of 120 years of Harley-Davidson pride and craftsmanship was launched with the introduction of the first release of new models in the 2023 Harley-Davidson motorcycle line-up, including the CVO Road Glide Limited Anniversary model and five additional limited-edition motorcycles featuring exclusive 120th anniversary commemorative paint, finishes and details. The 2023 offering from the world’s most desirable motorcycle brand includes a refreshed Harley-Davidson Breakout performance cruiser model and the new Nightster Special middleweight sport motorcycle. The complete line of 2023 Harley-Davidson motorcycles, Genuine Harley-Davidson Accessories and Harley-Davidson MotorClothes gear and apparel are available at authorised Harley-Davidson dealerships and can be viewed at H-D.com.
Edible Wellness Market / Patom Organic Living / Feb 28-29
Thong Lor's Patom Organic Living has joined forces with World Animal Protection Thailand to host the "Edible Wellness" market this weekend. The event aims to promote a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle through plant-based consumption and improving farm animal welfare for local farmers. The peaceful garden at the café will come alive with laughs and conversations shared by food and well-being experts. Expect activities and vendors that let you experience an "edible wellness" lifestyle. There will also be creative crafts products on sale, and live music in the garden. Parking is limited. Visit fb.com/patom.organics.
Wine & Swap Party / Thailand Recycling Chain Official / Jan 28
What could be better than spending a relaxing Saturday afternoon/evening browsing new-to-you clothes with a glass of wine? Thailand Recycling Chain Official will throw the "Wine & Swap" party with a few rules. You can bring as much or as little as you like, but make sure that your pre-loved fashion items and products are usable and in good condition. Take as much as you can carry home you find throughout the five-hour event. Stay for a talk and discussion circle shared styling tips and insights on sustainable period care. The party will take place at The Earthling Cafe in Ekkamai, starting at 3pm. Tickets cost B250. Visit fb.com/thailandrecyclingchain.
Belly Dance Beginner Evening Class / Alisa Shine / Feb 1
Step into the world of belly dance with Alisa Shine, a Pattaya-based performing artist and Zumba instructor. The class, which takes place at Kiarti Thanee City Mansion on Sukhumvit 31, is designed to help improve your posture, give you better control over your body and increase blood circulation in the pelvic area. Belly dancing is not only a physical workout but also a mental and emotional one, as you unleash emotional blockages and develop sensuality and musicality while dancing. The dancing class is priced at B400. Visit fb.com/alisashinedance.
Art Discovery Tour / Siri Sala / Feb 4
Siri Sala, the private waterfront villa in Bangkok Noi, is joining hands with Bangkok Art Biennale 2022 to present a curated and guided tour of the art installations along the Chao Phraya river to promote immersive art and cultural exchange in the community. Art lovers can join the river journey on Feb 4. In this combined walking tour plus boat cruise, guests will visit four Biennale sites: Museum of Siam, Wat Pho, Wat Prayoon and Wat Arun. Guests will explore the art installations of renowned artists Tazeen Qayyum, Tom Sachs, Tatsuo Miyajama, Antony Gormley, Montien Boonma, Yee I-lann, etc. The journey will be led by the curators of Bangkok Art Biennale, Loredana Pazzini-Paracciani and Dr Chomwan Weeraworawit, who will lend context and insight into the art installations in these four locales. Moreover, guests can enjoy first hand conversations with artists Takerng Pattanopas and Nawin Nuthong, who will be presenting their works at Wat Prayoon and Wat Arun, respectively. The tour will conclude with dinner at Siri Sala. The all-inclusive experience is priced at B6,000++ per guest. Call 098-608-1999, Line: @sirisala.official or visit sirisala.com.
Nackte Wahrheit (Naked Truth) / Head High Second Floor, Chiang Mai / Until March 11
A solo exhibition by Sophirat Muangkum, one of the most important female nude photographers in Thailand, “Nacket Wahrheit” or the “Naked Truth” will open on Jan 28 at 6pm at Head High Second Floor, 28/1 Singharat Road, Chiang Mai. In this exhibition, the naked body is the focus and Sophirat's photos are an appreciation of the human being, its uniqueness, beauty, vulnerability and sexuality. A playful but also serious approach to the human body. She is concerned with an understanding of the equal treatment of bodies. Sometimes she also succeeds (consciously or unconsciously) in breaking down the boundary between the binary gender model male and female. Sophirat's pictures tell us about feelings, longings, fears and loneliness, but also the blunt joy of one's own body. In a society where nudity and sexual freedom are still under state censorship and are not accepted by broad sections of the population, and where body shaming is a social problem, her works cannot be valued highly enough. Visit fb.com/events/554060460024962.
Fluffy Fluffy Galaxy / Over the Influence / Until March 12
Belgian artist Miguel Delie makes his Southeast Asian exhibition debut at Over The Influence, 81 Tri Mit Road in Talat Noi. "Fluffy Fluffy Galaxy" is a vibrant collection of new works that explore the artist’s passion for found objects, while simultaneously highlighting the arresting charm of childhood memorabilia. The exhibition brings together a vivacious cast of childhood characters that are brimming with nostalgia and memories of brighter days. “As a child I spent hours in my playroom. It was a world just for me. A room full of toys, paint and playdoh. After all those years I am still that same kid that used all those impressions and materials to piece together where I still want to be and live as an adult”, Delie says. Visit overtheinfluence.com.
Sky yoga / King Power Mahanakhon / Jan 28
King Power Mahanakhon, Bangkok’s iconic landmark destination will host “Sky Yoga & Wheel” with Benjapon Amoonrat, a certified advanced yoga instructor on Jan 28 from 7-9am. Experience Bangkok’s rare and soothing winter breezes while doing relaxing yoga poses on the 78th floor. The session is for beginners and intermediate yoga practitioners and is priced at B1,300 nett per person with a yoga wheel included. Participants also receive a free coffee from Flash Coffee or a Thai Tea 9 Doi Dung. All drinks will be served with Brownie crisps, an intense thin crispy dark chocolate brownie. Paul & Kate's healthy snack, a sugar-free meringue cookie will be available for sampling. Places are limited, so reservations are a must at bit.ly/Book-Ticket-SkyYogaandWheel or kingpowermahanakhon.co.th/sky-yoga-wheel. Call 02-677-8721.
Ferreck Dawn / Seen Restaurant & Bar / Feb 10
Dutch DJ sensation and music producer Ferreck Dawn will be making his Seen Restaurant & Bar Bangkok debut as part of his winter tour. For one night only, the popular after-dark venue on the Chao Phraya River will be taken over by the famously vocals-heavy Dutch disc-spinner, who is known for his chart-topping tunes such as Love Too Deep, In Arms, Back Tomorrow and interesting collabs from different sub-genres. Dawn will take over the decks from 6pm on Feb 10. Call 02-431-9492, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit seenrooftopbangkok.com.
Your Way Spa Package / Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa / Until March 31
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and treat yourself to a relaxing getaway at Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa. Starting at B8,000 per night, the "Your Way Spa Package" offers a complimentary daily 60-minute Thai or aroma massage per guest at Quan Spa. But the pampering doesn't stop there: guests will also receive a 20% discount on spa treatments. Start your day off right with a complimentary breakfast for two adults, the perfect way to fuel up before a day of relaxation. Book now at bit.ly/3QZgjMN.
Bangkok Riverside Fest / Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort / Until Feb 5
Ahead of its annual Bangkok Riverside Fest, which will take place from Feb 3-5, the Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort is offering a staycation package. Stay close to all the action with a package starting at B7,969 per night, which includes daily breakfast and two tickets to the Riverside Fest. Enjoy boat races, a Foodie Village with an array of delicious food from Bangkok's leading chefs, a flea market, mini-concerts by favourite pop stars, and a grand finale of fireworks. Upgrade to a VIP package starting at B14,165 per night for additional perks, including a lucky draw and free-flow drinks at VIP tents. Book now at anantara.com/riverside-bangkok.
Celebrate Your Furrrst Love / Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok / Until Mar 31
Bring your furry best friend along for a relaxing staycation at Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok in Soi Tonson. With the "Celebrate Your Furrrst Love" package, starting from B11,300 per night, guests can enjoy daily breakfast at Stock.Room, a bottle of prosecco and pet-friendly amenities for their good boys and girls. As a gesture, guests will receive a pancake mix from Brute Hause to take home as a souvenir. They will also be entitled with Kimpton Hallmarks, including coffee-to-go until 9:30am and complimentary signature drinks during the evening social hour from 5-6pm. Don't miss out on this purrrfect opportunity to celebrate your furry best friend at kimptonmaalaibangkok.com.
Stories of Türkiye / Alati, Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok / Until April 30
Turkish specialist Oğuz Yilmaz reveals “Stories Of Türkiye” from his gastronomic journey of fusion and refinement Turkish cuisines from the country’s various regions until April 30 at Alati. Chef Oğuz’s inspiration comes from his mother’s recipes and begins with appetisers, like dolma or grape leaf rolls stuffed with aromatic rice, raisins, fresh mint, lemon and pomegranate dressing. There are also healthy dishes for vegetarians to enjoy with Stuffed eggplant and the traditional Turkish meatballs of spiced beef and cracked wheat, pistachio, lemon, served with a yoghurt sauce and Turkish chilli paste. Desserts feature chef Oğuz mother’s signature homemade Baked rice pudding, Semolina helva and Pumpkin tahini. Turkish beverage choices includes Ottoman Sherbet, a housemade drink infused with fruits and spices, and Ayran, a cold yoghurt-based beverage with a salty and minty twist. Turkish coffee is also available. Dishes from “Stories Of Türkiye” start at B250++ and a three-course set menu is priced at B1,250++ per person. Call 02-162-9000 or email email@example.com or Line: @Siamkempinskihotel.
Themed buffets / Ventisi, Centara Grand at CentralWorld / Ongoing
Indulge in a culinary journey like no other at Ventisi at the Centara Grand at CentralWorld. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening, executive chef Andrea Montella and his team craft themed buffets with a large selection of dishes. Tantalise your palate with the magic of black truffles on Thursdays, savour the delights of premium Wagyu beef on Fridays and take a trip to Argentina every Saturday night with an Argentinean-themed menu. Enjoy the buffet with unlimited fresh seafood on ice, appetisers, salads, homemade bread, soups, and other main dishes, including meat and fish, Thai and Italian classics, plus a selection of cheeses and desserts. The buffets are priced at B1,590++ per person (children between the ages of six and 11 pay B795++). If you still crave more, Ventisi's regular a la carte menu will take you on a culinary journey of Thai and International flavours. Call 02-100-6255 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody in cinemas
Directed by Kasi Lemmons.
Who's in it?
Naomi Ackie, Stanley Tucci and Ashton Sanders.
What's it about?
A joyous, emotional, heartbreaking celebration of the life and music of Whitney Houston, tracking her journey from obscurity to musical superstardom.
Why watch it?
Billie Eilish: Live at the O2 (Only on Jan 27) in cinemas
Directed by Sam Wrench.
Who's in it?
Billie Eilish, Finneas O’Connell and Andrew Marshall.
What's it about?
On Jan 27, for one night only, viewers can experience the live concert film captured at The O2 in London. The never-before-seen extended cut version of this compelling concert film takes viewers on a visually captivating journey from beginning to end, to the heart of Eilish’s record-breaking sold-out 'Happier Than Ever, The World Tour'.
Why watch it?
For the first time in her career, Eilish is releasing a visual record of her live performance in cinemas.