Diageo presents Whisky Experience by Singleton and Johnnie Walker®

  Diageo presents 'Whisky Experience' at Red & Co Plaza Indonesia on the evenings of July 13th and 14th, and invites whisky lovers to experience the best ways to enjoy scotch whiskies. The Whisky Experience is presented by The Singleton of Glen Ord™ and world’s best selling scotch whisky Johnnie Walker™ from Diageo RESERVE’s multi-award winning portfolio of fine spirits, rich in heritage, craftsmanship and innovation. "Enjoying whisky is a unique experience combining aroma, flavour … [Read more...]

Audemars Piguet’s CEO: “We Didn’t Cancel Our Creativity”

Originally was published in DA MAN Caliber 2016 TIME TO PLAY. François-Henry Bennahmias injects his witty and sharp personality into the business side of Audemars Piguet. The passionate CEO speaks of the company’s past and present to Chris Andre Business with attitude is what separates the winners from the rest of the players on the field. Such is the case with Audemars Piguet, a leading Swiss watchmaker that has been around since 1875. The last four years signaled what is perhaps the i … [Read more...]

The High Life: Alila Solo’s Agra Rooftop Bar & Lounge

Words: Aulia R. Sungkar Photos: Bagus Tri Laksono Originally published in Indonesia Design Magazine, Sept-Oct. 2016 issue Solo is known for its culinary treats, including the city’s plethora of F&B establishments that are open until the wee hours. Going up to the 29th floor of Alila Solo is Agra Rooftop Bar & Lounge, the highest entertainment venue in Central Java that has attracted a hip crowd since its opening in March. Clad in contemporary design, this Solo’s only rooftop han … [Read more...]

Putting the Boot in

Words & photos: Aulia R. Sungkar. Originally published in JPlus of The Jakarta Post. Outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland is forging ahead the Asia Pacific region with the opening of new stores. Stewart Whitney is pointing at a pair of yellow, eight-hole boots at the Timberland’s recently-opened Bali store. “Last year we celebrated the 40th anniversary of the original boot. The model is the epitome of timeless style.” The legendary, iconic yellow boot is synonymous with the brand, whi … [Read more...]

Legendary Leica

By: Aulia R. Sungkar. Originally published in JPlus of The Jakarta Post. In its centennial celebration, Leica is greeting photography enthusiasts with its new models and Indonesian maiden store.   It was in 1914 when German optical engineer Oskar Barnack constructed Ur-Leica, the world’s first 35mm still picture camera. His historic invention later led to the birth of 35 mm photography, and more models of Leitz Camera (Leica) have ever since brought to the table. Today, the name Lei … [Read more...]

Keeping the Brunswick legacy alive

The most recognized name in pool tables, Brunswick Billiards, has established a presence in Jakarta, aiming to tap into a new market in Indonesia’s lifestyle industry.  Brunswick Indonesia officially opened its first showroom in Menteng, Central Jakarta, at the beginning of this year. “The growth of the upper class segment and the increasing number of high net worth individuals have paved the way for growing demand for leisure activities in Indonesia. And this is what has built our busi … [Read more...]

$30.1 million for Andy Warhol’s ‘selfie’

Before there was the “selfie,” there was the self-portrait. And a series of six made by Andy Warhol sold for US$30.1 million in New York on Wednesday, May 14th,  according to The Associated Press. According to Sotheby's, the portraits were first shown in 1986 at Warhol’s only show dedicated to self-portraits. London gallery owner Anthony D’Offay recalls in the series catalog: "I realised two things: first that Warhol was without question the greatest portrait painter of the 20th century, an … [Read more...]

Auspicious rebranding

Re-identify your life’s journey through 2014 Chinese zodiac By Chris Andre  Chinese zodiac has been in existence for hundreds of years. Yet little do we know what it truly holds for our personal benefits. Despite the pros and cons, heeding some advice from the auspicious reading doesn’t really hurt. Here’s the Chinese zodiac 101 and the current prediction over love, luck, financial condition and physical wellness. The four pillars Contrary to the prevalent belief, the Chinese zodiac i … [Read more...]

Showboating

Indonesia can – and should – host more seafaring guests, and the annual Indonesian Yacht Show is putting the archipelago on the luxury map. It’s a logical connection to make – with over 17,000 islands in our vast archipelago, Indonesian waters ought to be swarming with yachts from the four corners of the world. But data from the Riau islands’ department of tourism – the province shares a border with yacht haven Singapore – shows that although there are an estimated 50,000 yachts sailing in the … [Read more...]

To go beyond telling time

Azimuth watches ask an important question: Why shouldn’t inspiration for fine watches come from fast cars, World War II tanks or the roulette table? It doesn’t take long to realise that an Azimuth watch looks nothing like what you are wearing on your wrist right now, or that the company’s message to create unique timepieces is clearly an understatement; in some cases, you’ll need someone explain to you how to read the time on one of its creations. It is, however, due to this super avant … [Read more...]