Guru Weekly's Buzz for Feb 3 to 9
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.
B:Mine Valentine's Campaign 2023 / Burberry
Love is already in the air with Burberry as they unveil their "B:Mine" Valentine's campaign. The British fashion house celebrates intimacy and affection with a range of handbags, shoes and accessories in pastel colours of "Dusky Pink" and "Oat Beige". Signature leather goods from the Lola collection come in seasonal colours, with each completed with the brand’s signature quilted stitching — a modern interpretation of the Burberry check. Jacquard-woven cashmere and printed silk complete with Burberry’s signature check and overlaid with the house’s classic Horseferry graphic, whilst a silk square scarf has a hand-drawn design of the British Isles. From the jewellery department, expect earrings and signet rings to pop up with typographic designs. Shop at burberry.com.
Valentine Capsule Collection 2023 / Kloset
Looking for a matching outfit with your boo? Thai designer label Kloset presents a Valentine's capsule collection, starring printed sweatshirts. Offsetting against a white and red backdrop, the design statement sported on the apparel is the heart-shaped planter, with a text reading: "For me, you are my universe". Visit klosetdesign.com.
Valentine's Collection 2023 / Swatch
Swatch continues its St Valentine's Day-themed collection, adding a lovely touch to its beloved timepieces. The "Recipe For Love" New Gent model leads the V-Day pack, featuring a playful twist that allows wearers to create their own menu for love using nine customisable watch strap loops with meaningful ingredients; think of one big cup of flirting, 200g of kisses and a pinch of magic. The knife and fork-shaped hands and red-and-white checkered pattern inspired by a tablecloth on the strap add extra fun. Check it out at swatch.com/en-th.
Meisterstück Calligraphy / Montblanc
An icon of writing, the Montblanc Meisterstück is instantly recognisable by its shape, proportions and its precious black resin and gold fittings. However, it’s the fountain pen’s nib, referred to as the very soul of every Montblanc, that makes it stand out. Montblanc has introduced a new nib into its repertoire — the curved nib. Ground at a 45˚ angle, the Montblanc curved nib is particularly suited for intricate Chinese, Japanese and Korean calligraphy, as well as for sketching and drawing designs. Hand-sculpted from solid gold by master artisans over 35 skilled steps, the Au750/18K curved nib is fitted on a classic Montblanc Meisterstück Precious Resin fountain pen. The nib is embellished with a special engraving inspired by the movements of calligraphy. Visit montblanc.com.
Jam Art Market / Jam / Feb 5
Head down to Surasak this Sunday for a Jam Art Market. Jam, the underground music venue/art gallery on Charoen Rat 1, opens up a chance for emerging artists to showcase their artworks and handicrafts at its pop-up market. But shopping is just the beginning. Expect a line-up of indie musicians performing live until late. Tickets cost B300. Go to fb.com/JAMCAFEBKK.
Bangkok Design Week 2023 / Bangkok Design Week / Feb 4-12
Bangkok Design Week returns for the 6th edition under the theme "Urban-nice-zation" to illustrate a kaleidoscope of a smart city through creative ideas. Once again, the festival will be spread across the city, with events, activities, markets and art exhibitions happening across nine districts of Bangkok: Charoen Krung and Talat Noi; Yaowarat; Samyan and Siam; Ari and Pradipat; Phra Nakhon, Pak Khlong Talat and Nang Loeng; Wong Wian Yai, Talat Phlu and Khlong San; Bang Pho; Phrom Phong and Kaset. Visit bangkokdesignweek.com.
Bangkok Riverside Fest 2023 / Bangkok Riverside Fest / Feb 3-5
Get ready for a fun-filled weekend at the Bangkok Riverside Fest. After a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the festival has returned to the banks of the Chao Phraya River, offering food, activities and endless entertainment. The main attraction is the Elephant Boat Race, where seven professional kayak teams will compete on the open water. Food lovers can indulge in an array of tasty dishes from Bangkok's top chefs at the Foodie Village, while the beer and wine garden provides a relaxing riverfront setting. Each day of the festival, favourite pop stars such as Poly Cat, 4Eve and V Violet will take the stage for mini-concerts. And don't leave before the grand finale fireworks show. Tickets are priced at B300 per person per day via bit.ly/3joI3xV.
Once In A Lifetime Valentine / Anantara Chiang Mai / Until Feb 7
Keep the flame of love and passion burning bright by spicing up your Valentine’s Day with all the sweet gestures that Anantara Chiang Mai has on offer. The resort has prepared a getaway nest for lovebirds to celebrate their love in style in Kasara River View Suite, complete with a floral setup and complimentary Champagne upon arrival. Relax with a couples' aroma or Thai massage at the spa, and dine on a five-course private dinner on the rooftop bar overlooking the serene river. Wake up to a delectable gourmet breakfast in bed or at Bodhi Terrace. Booking must be made by Feb 7 to stay on St Valentine’s Day. Visit anantara.com/chiang-mai.
Room For Romance / The Standard Hua Hin / Until Feb 13
Sweep your sweetheart off their feet St Valentine’s Day with a romantic getaway at The Standard Hua Hin. The seaside resort is rolling out the rose-red carpet, welcoming guests with its half-board package, "Room For Romance". The privileges include daily breakfast and the signature "Paint Yourself Pure" at Mud Lounge, The Standard Spa, with the highlights being the romantic five-course dinner set with a bottle of Prosecco on St Valentine's Day. The package is available to book by Feb 13 for the staying period between Feb 13-15. Go to standardhotels.com/hua-hin.
Be Mine Valentine / Marasca Khao Yai / Until Feb 28
Embrace the beauty of nature on St Valentine's Day with a romantic getaway to Marasca Khao Yai. The resort is celebrating the month of love with its "Be Mine Valentine" deal, offering couples a chance to escape to the mountains and bask in luxury. For a starting rate of B9,050 per night, you and your loved one can snuggle up in a warm, luxurious accommodation, surrounded by the serene beauty of the mountain destination. Indulge in the last cool breeze of the season and relax in a rose-petal-adorned bathtub, complete with a complimentary bottle of rose wine to toast to your love. Celebrate the holiday of love with a special afternoon tea, a sweet gesture from the resort. Book your stay now at marasca.live/destination/khao-yai.
Ayurah Wellness Retreat / Aleenta Phuket-Phang Nga Resort & Spa / Feb 10-17
Explore the feminine psyche by empowering the matriarchal spirit at the "Ayurah Wellness Retreat" composed by Heidi Hogarth, Samantha Haberli, Dr Debbie Lovell and Bryan Hoare. The life-evolving retreat in Aleenta Phuket-Phang Nga Resort & Spa will include experts in psychotherapy, sexology, integrative healthcare, naturopathy, plant-based cuisine, nutrition, drumming experiences, digestive health, exercise, movement, breathwork, yoga, traditional-Thai medicine, massage, bodywork and beauty-focused care. The week-long retreat is priced at B121,100 nett per person (double occupancy) and B188,300 nett per person (single occupancy). Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sun and sea / So Sofitel Hua Hin / Until Mar 31
Book the "Sun & Sea at So" room package to receive free resort credit of B1,000 per room, per night, with a daily breakfast buffet at White Oven for two persons. The So Comfy room price starts at B4,900++. Explore all the experiences the resort offers, including Wibit, a water pool adventure course in one of three swimming pools, So Wonderland 18-hole adventure golf course, multipurpose and pickle ball court. You can also bike, jog, surfskate or ride an electric scooter sidecar around a 3.5km-long track or get wet 'n' wild with thrilling watersports. Book and stay period is until March 31. Visit hbit.ly/3J1oI0b.
Raan Dung Ross Ded / Shangri-La Bangkok / Feb 4
The Shangri-La Bangkok will host the ninth “Raan Dung Ross Ded: RDRD Street Food Market @Salathip”, the riverfront outdoor market event with live music and fun activities. On Feb 4, from 5.30-9.30pm enjoy the best of Michelin Guide Street Food from the different regions of Thailand and art and handicrafts in one destination. Prices start at B100 nett per dish. Enjoy a stroll along the Chao Phraya River while indulging in food and sweet delicacies. The highlights are Kuay Jup: Mr. Jo, Jok: Prince, Khao Soi: Lamduan Fah Ham, Guay Tiew Khua Gai Suanmali: Klang Hospital Intersection, Phad Thai: Shangri-La Bangkok by chef de cuisine Yanavit Theerasomboonkun, Stewed Pork Knuckle: Charoen Saeng Silom, Fried Chicken and Pork Neck: Fah, Khao Niao Mamuang: Kor Panich and many more. Call 02-236-7777 or email email@example.com. Visit bit.ly/RDRD-4FEB2023-Media.
Sunday Champagne brunch / Uno Mas, Centara Grand at CentralWorld / Feb 5 and March 12
Bangkok’s most talked about Champagne brunch is back at Uno Mas on the 54th floor of Centara Grand at CentralWorld. The lavish brunch, which takes place on the first Sunday of every month, is a three-hour feast from 11.30am to 2.30pm and offers diners a culinary journey featuring the flavours of Spain and the Mediterranean, accompanied by unlimited pours of prestigious G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge Champagne. Guests are encouraged to skip breakfast to make room for the sumptuous offerings, including tapas, signature Uno Mas dishes cooked a la minute, premium imported meats and fresh seafood, a wide selection of cold cuts and cheese, and other Spanish delicacies. Other highlights include four varieties of oysters, snow crab, Maine lobsters, tiger prawn, jamon Iberico, paella, lobster sashimi, A5 Kobe beef sashimi and more. The Champagne brunch is priced at B4,555++ per person, inclusive of Champagne and select soft drinks. Call 02-100-6255 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Taco and Tattoos / Cholos / Feb 5
Who said you cannot celebrate the month of love with a partner (or friend) with a taco and a tattoo. On Feb 5, head to the Cholos food truck on Sukhumvit 12 to eat a taco and get a free tattoo each. Tattoos will be done by Zervice Studio and Embed Studio, while you much on tacos. A DJ will be spinning beats, too. The offer has limited seats so bookings are necessary. The fine print says each person has to have a minimum spend of B400 to get a free tattoo. Call (from 11am-9pm) 061-413-3953 or Line: @cholosbkk.
Positive Dining / Workshop and SAC Gallery / Feb 7-8
Workshop Restaurant & Gallery, in collaboration with Wayn Traub and SAC Gallery, will transport diners into a world of joy, beauty and hope, inspired by internationally renowned Thai-born Australian guest ceramic artist Vipoo Srivilasa’s themes and creations. The "Art Dinner #06: Positive Dining: From Clay To Cuisine" will be held on Feb 7-8 and is inspired by the techniques shared between ceramic work and French cuisine. Workshop's executive chef Clément Hernandez has created a five-course dinner that will lead diners through five stages of the creative process, giving a peak behind the curtain into the creation of art and fine cuisine. The dinner is priced at B5,000++ and will feature a welcome drink, canapés and in-person presentations by artist and chef. The event is limited to 25 guests. Call 06-2519-0055 or email email@example.com
Knock At The Cabin
Directed by M. Night Shyamalan.
Who's in it?
Dave Bautista, Jonathan Groff and Ben Aldridge.
What's it about?
While vacationing, a girl and her parents are taken hostage by armed strangers who demand that the family make a choice to avert the apocalypse.
Why watch it?
It is based on the 2018 novel The Cabin At The End Of The World by Paul G. Tremblay and is the first adaptation of one of his works. Also, M Night Shyamalan.
Directed by Chumphot Ruaychareonsap.
Who's in it?
Ananda Everingham And Pailinthira Kollek.
What's it about?
Mysterious times and epidemics spread to young people, who gradually disappear mysteriously. Joe, a police officer, has to find out the truth, especially when most of the missing people are from the fashion industry, including a young model.
Why watch it?
Adapted from two short stories, Noon Under The Winter Mist by Prabda Yoon and Cypress by Jirat Prasertsup.