Guru's Weekly Buzz: Mar 31-Apr 6
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Guru's Weekly Buzz: Mar 31-Apr 6

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SOCIAL & LIFESTYLE
Guru's Weekly Buzz: Mar 31-Apr 6

Guru By Bangkok Post's pick of the most exciting products, activities, art exhibitions, shows, food and hotel deals.

STUFF

Mugler Collaborative Collection / H&M

Following collaborations with Maison Margiela, Balmain, Versace and more recently, Simone Rocha, H&M announces its next high-end designer collaborative collection with Mugler. The brand's annual collaborations have become a major fashion event in recent years, offering fashionistas a chance to own high-end designer pieces at a fraction of the price. Expect to see Mugler's signature silhouettes, including spiral bodysuits and jeans, crafted under the direction of Mugler's creative director Casey Cadwallader, in the collection teaser dropped last week (bit.ly/3Zm3z5j). The H&M x Mugler collection includes womenswear, menswear and accessories and is slated to launch in May. Stay tuned on th.hm.com.

JW Anderson Spring/Summer 2023 collection / Uniqlo

Preppy and sporty tailoring defines Uniqlo's JW Anderson Spring/Summer 2023 collection. Working closely together with JW Anderson's creative director and founder Jonathan Anderson, the Irish designer reimagines the classic British student uniform through a sportswear lens. Titled "A Sporting Way Of Life", the collection delivers a preppy-inspired wardrobe for daily wear, including women’s cricket cardigans and men's short-sleeve polos, both of which are tinted linear accents. The amount of embossed logo repetition is a nod to JW Anderson-branded details, which can be seen throughout the collection, including on the buttons of blazers done up in Uniqlo's lightweight and quick-drying fabric AirSense. A series of shorts and collar shirts have hand-drawn patterns, illustrating sports like badminton, tennis and rowing. The full line-up is available in selected stores and online. Shop at uniqlo.com/th. 

Heinä Limited-edition Collection / PDM Brand

PDM Brand has teamed up with the Doi Tung Development Project (DTDP) to design a stool that showcases the craftsmanship of the northern hill tribes. Named "Heinä", the stool features a hand-woven pattern in vivid tones that serves as a statement piece. The pattern, known as the dok kaew, is one of the quintessential Thai fabric designs. In line with the brand's sustainability goals, recycled PET plastic bottles are used to create durable and resilient fibre, which is then used to weave intricate fabric patterns. The Heinä stool is available in two sizes and is limited to 30 units for its first batch. Visit fb.com/PDMBrand. 


JOIN

Natural Liquid Shampoo & Hair Conditioner Workshop / Bangkok Soap Opera / April 1

Join Bangkok Soap Opera for their "Natural Liquid Shampoo & Hair Conditioner Workshop". For B2,200 per person, the class will cover making hair products, including a 200g shampoo and a 50g conditioner made with natural ingredients. House-made herbal powders and essential oils will be available to customise scents, as well as dry flowers for add an aesthetic touch. Book a seat at the workshop via soapoperaevents.com.

Beginner Stunt Performance Workshop / Best Bangkok Stunt Course / April 1-2

Take the first step in becoming an action actor and stuntman/woman with the "Beginner Stunt Performance Workshop" for B2,990 per person. In partnership with Panna Stunt Academy, the stunt training programme gives you a crash course in fight choreography and action acting, as well as stunt safety protocols and yoga and stretching. Or opt for a two-day course at B5,500 per person. By the end of the workshop, students will receive professional photos and videos of their training to add to their portfolios. You can bring a receipt to redeem 10% off professional headshots and a comp card at Mercury Studios. Go to bestbangkokstuntcourse.com.  

Pet Market / MhaTidTiew / April 6-9

MhaTidTiew, an online pet-lover community, will take over the outdoor space of Central EastVille to host a pet market. Expect more than 20 vendors selling curated goods for your lovely furry babies. Not only does the four-day pet-friendly marketplace offers a shopping haven for pet owners but also is a playground for their good boys and girls to make new pals. Go to fb.com/Mhatidtiew. 

I Think, Therefore I Am / Joyman Gallery / April 2 to May 7

Nineteen artists will showcase their diverse styles and techniques under the same roof of Joyman Gallery on Mahachai Road. Participants include actor-turned-painter Got Jirayu, contemporary Korean artist Kim Jihee, Thai contemporary artist Note Kritsada and social activist artist Wishulada. The opening reception is on April 2 from 5pm. More info at fb.com/JoymanGallery. 

Drag Race Thai Fans VS The World / True 5G Pro Hub / April 22

Drag Race Thai Fans will host a sickening party with Laganja Estranja headlining. The lipsync assassin will make her Thailand debut while noted Thai drag queens such as Jai Sira, Natalia Pliacam, Angele Anang and Kandy Zyanide will also show up and show out. Serve your best lewk in the Drag Race category for a chance to win "Best Drag Of The Night: Miss Versus" and dance the night away. Pre-sale VIP and regular tickets are priced at B3,000 and B1,500 respectively and are available until April 10 only at theconcert.com. 


STAY

Avec Amour / Le Méridien Chiang Rai Resort & Le Méridien Phuket Beach Resort / Until May 31

Celebrate romance with the "Avec Amour" offer at Le Méridien Chiang Rai Resort and Le Méridien Phuket Beach Resort. Awaken the senses with a welcome amenity, chocolate, a complimentary sparkling Kir Royale beverage for each guest in the evening and a mouth-watering daily breakfast. Guests who book their stays at the beachfront destination can enjoy non-motorised water sports for free. To book, visit bit.ly/40lJvBj for Le Méridien Chiang Rai Resort and bit.ly/3JPzeWW for Le Méridien Phuket Beach Resort. 

The Sukhothai Experience / The Sukhothai Bangkok / Until April 30

Treat yourself to an urban staycation in a luxury sanctuary amid city convenience at The Sukhothai Bangkok on Sathon Tai. With "The Sukhothai Experience", guests can kick back in a deluxe room for B8,500 net per night. The rate includes complimentary daily breakfast for up to two guests. The offer is exclusively for Thai residents and is available for booking and stay until April 30. Visit sukhothai.com/bangkok.

Reset, Restart, Rejoice / 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok / Until April 30

Step back and rejuvenate your well-being with “Reset, Restart, Rejoice”, an all-inclusive wellness package from 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok on Sukhumvit Soi 39. Choose to relax in either the Sukhothai Suite or Ayutthaya Suite for four days and three nights while taking advantage of complimentary exclusive wellness activities and therapies. They includes one talk therapy session with a counselling psychologist from MissionOn, a blissful spa treatment, a sunset or sunrise meditation on the rooftop and sweaty exercise classes such as muay Thai and aqua zumba. Other services include personal butler service and sundowner free-flow drinks between 5-6pm. Rates start from B51,160 for up to two occupancies. Booking at 137pillarshotels.com/bangkok. 

Anniversary celebrations / Meliá Chiang Mai / April 1 to June 30

Meliá Chiang Mai is turning one on April 10 and is offering a variety of exciting new experiences, including a purple-themed afternoon tea, roast dinner buffet and spa journey dedicated to coconuts. The new afternoon tea for two available daily from 2-5pm at Ruen Kaew Lounge will make a splash with purple from April 1 until June 30. Crispy butterfly pea flowers with purple hummus, lavender mousse with mirror glaze and purple potato mont blanc are among the visually compelling savoury and sweet treats served with a selection of teas or freshly brewed coffee as part of the “Summer Purple Afternoon Tea”, priced at B999 nett per set for two persons. Laan Na Kitchen will host the “Friday Roast Dinner Buffet” on April 28, May 26 and June 30 from 6-9.30pm, priced at B799 nett per person. Mai Restaurant & Bar will serve a four-course “360° Cuisine" Thai set priced at B1,400 nett per person. From April 1–10, other promotions include Laan Na Kitchen providing a 50% discount on its breakfast buffet from 6-10.30am for walk-in guests, making it B383 nett per person. YHI Spa is offering a 120-minute "Coconut Pampering” package for B2,950 nett per person. Call 052-090-699 or email reservation.chiangmai@melia.com.

Easter Getaway / Avani Sukhumvit Bangkok / April 1 to May 31

Avani Sukhumvit Bangkok has introduced its “Easter Getaway Package”, starting at B6,700 ++ per room, valid from April 1-May 31. The package includes a two-night stay in the Avani Room, including daily breakfast for two, children below the age of 12 stay for free, kid's amenities, an afternoon tea set and two BTS day passes. Book here: mhg.to/vs0rv until April 10. Call 02-079-7555 or send an email to res.vsuk@avanihotels.com.

12th anniversary / St. Regis Bangkok / Until June 30

The St. Regis Bangkok celebrates 12 years of timeless luxury with exclusive offers through “The Exquisite Twelfth” promotion, including both stays and culinary experiences this April. The “Exquisite Twelfth” stay package includes a complimentary upgrade to the next room or suite category, daily hotel credits that can be used for dining, laundry, or spa services, our signature Little JJ teddy bear, and exclusive dining privileges. This package is available from B12,000++ per night in a Deluxe Room when booking by April 12, for stays until June 30. A Birthday Brunch at VIU restaurant on April 2 will feature live entertainment and surprise gifts for every guest. Tables of four will have a chance to participate in a lucky draw, including 12 complimentary vouchers such as slow-cooked tender Tomahawk steak, one-night accommodation in deluxe room with breakfast, EPIC dinner buffet and more. The brunch is priced at B3,200++ per person, B1,800++ for free-flow wine and B3,200++ for free-flow Champagne. Guests can experience the Igniv Spring Menu. At The St. Regis Bar, enjoy an anniversary cocktail for B423++ per glass. For weddings, the “Best Address” offers an unforgettable experience with a minimum spend of B555,000 nett when booking by June for a celebration by December 31. Call 02- 207-7777 or email fb.bangkok@stregis.com.


EAT

Champagne Brunch / Uno Mas, Centara Grand at CentralWorld / April 2 and May 7

Clear your calendars and prepare for the Champagne Brunch at Uno Mas in Centara Grand at CentralWorld on April 2 and May 7. Chef de cuisine Roberto Gonzalez Alonso has created a gastronomic adventure that will impress and delight even the most discerning palates. Picture yourself on the 54th floor, sipping on unlimited pours of the prestigious G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge Champagne, as you indulge in a mouth-watering feast of Spanish and Mediterranean flavours. From tapas to premium imported meats and fresh seafood, and from Uno Mas signatures cooked a la minute to cold cuts and cheese, there’s something for everyone. Priced at B4,555++ per person, including food, Champagne and select soft drinks, treat yourself to an unforgettable Sunday brunch. Call 02-100-6255 or email diningcgcw@chr.co.th.

Craft sandwiches / Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok

Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok has teamed up with Larder to introduce three tasty sandwiches at Craft. The menu includes the Breakfast bap, with aromatic garlic-herb kielbasa sausage inside a crunchy-and-soft fresh-made tiger bun; the Grilled cheese beer bratwurst sandwich with the brat smothered in rich cheese sauce, caramelised onion and sweet mustard in a fluffy kaiser roll; and The Ultimate huevos rancheros, a hearty, spicy feast of Mexican chorizo sausage, bacon, egg and refried beans in a habanero garlic bun. Call 02-056-9999, email taste.kimptonmaalai@ihg.com or visit kimptonmaalaibangkok.com.

Sunday brunch / Rosewood Bangkok / April 2

Rosewood Bangkok celebrates four years with an “Anniversary Sunday Brunch” on April 2. Presented with the concept of “Taste Of Rosewood Bangkok”, the feast will feature a semi-buffet setup with stations and an all-you-can-eat a la carte menu highlighting signature dishes from the ultra luxury hotel’s four restaurants and bar, at Lakorn European Brasserie. A la carte offerings are complemented with buffet offerings, including fresh seafood, assorted charcuterie and cheese, a pastry corner, and an extensive selection of desserts. The brunch is priced at B2,900++, including a welcome drink from Lennon’s and free flow non-alcoholic beverages, B3,900++ including additional free flow sparkling wine, house wine, cocktails and beer, and B4,900++ with free-flow Champagne. Call 02-080-0080 or email bangkok.lakorn@rosewoodhotels.com.

Unlimited dim sum / Dynasty, Centara Grand CentralWorld 

Dynasty Restaurant at Centara Grand CentralWorld stands out in its mastery of the dim sum craft, offering a superior dining experience to those who appreciate the exceptional with an all-new, all-you-can-eat dim sum buffet showcasing the Cantonese delights. Available daily from noon to 8pm, dim sum enthusiasts can savour a diverse spread of traditional and modern Chinese dishes for just B988 nett per person with two hours of unlimited access to the menu. Dynasty's dim sum menu is a harmonious blend of traditional Cantonese recipes and contemporary Chinese cuisine, resulting in a truly exceptional culinary experience. Last booking for “All-You-Can-Eat Dim Sum” is 8pm. Last order for a la carte is 9.30pm. Call 02-100-6255 or email diningcgcw@chr.co.th.

Restaurant/bar takeover / Fatboy Izakaya / April 1-2

For two nights only, the bar and kitchen teams of Neon Pigeon X Fatboy Izakaya will be stoking the fires, turning up the volume, and shamelessly pouring sake at Fatboy Izakaya in Ekamai. Neon Pigeon's chef Sean Mell and Fatboy's chef Arnie Marcella are bringing a mix of fan favourites, like the Tokyo hummus and Chilean sea bass, plus one-off collab dishes to make your mouth water and yearn for more. All the while Neon Pigeon's head bartender Scarlet Lee, shakes things up behind the bar with a mix of signature drinks. Call 065-664-1539.


WATCH

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves in cinemas

Directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein.

Who's in it?

Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez and Regé-Jean Page.

What's it about?

A charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers embark on an epic quest to retrieve a lost relic, but things go dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people.

Why watch it?

Roll with it.

Murder Mystery 2 on Netflix 

Premieres on March 31 

Four years after “Murder Mystery”, Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler reunite to reprise their roles in a sequel. The first movie followed New York cop Nick Spitz, who whisks his wife Audrey on holiday in an attempt to fix their marriage, only to end up getting framed for the murder of an elderly billionaire. This time, the couple find another whodunit on their hands — in Paris.


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