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Lots of people are staying home these days due to the COVID-19 situation. And though it’s nice to stay home once in a while, it’s understandable if you get a little stir-crazy after a while. If you can’t go out, then there’s only one thing to do: bring the outside to you. Here are 5 of our favourite luxury services that’ll help you stave off cabin fever while you’re home.
01 | Care for your skin with an online session with a dermatologist
If you’re facing down a breakout, or if you just want to ensure that your skin stays well-maintained in these stressful times, the TWL has you covered. Its all-new TeleDermatology service will allow you to schedule a digital consultation with an accredited dermatologist in the comfort of your living room.
Before your consultation, you’ll need to fill out a three-page form about your skin’s condition and its history. You’ll also need to snap some pictures of your complexion and any problematic areas at least two hours beforehand to give your doctor some time to process them.
When it’s time for your consult, you’ll have a fully-encrypted video call with dermatologist Dr Teo Wan Lin — all hosted on a secure patient database to ensure total privacy. Afterwards, your prescription will be couriered over to you.
02 | Get a new outfit (or gift) from Louis Vuitton by dinnertime
Need to scratch that shopaholic itch while you’re at home? Thankfully, more luxury brands are moving online, allowing you to browse and purchase the latest drops from your phone — although one of our favourites has to be Louis Vuitton’s. Aside from offering a wide range of their products (from ready-to-wear and leather goods to shoes and accessories), the site also allows for a variety of personalisation services, like hot stamping and engraving.
Best of all, they offer complimentary same-day delivery. Just place your orders before 12pm, and you’ll have a brand new outfit to slink into before dinner. (And if you’ve forgotten to get a gift for someone, Louis Vuitton’s speedy delivery services are a godsend.) Don’t worry about the environmental footprint of these same-day deliveries: Louis Vuitton’s dapper deliverymen travel around in electric vehicles.
Some of our personal picks on their site include the new Louis Vuitton for UNICEF bracelets, which are designed by Men’s Artistic Director Virgil Abloh, and the brand’s range of perfumed candles and home fragrances that are perfect for cozying up to.
03 | …or pick up some new wrist candy from Audemars Piguet
If you need your arm candy fix (and if you’d much rather stay home these days) Audemars Piguet and Net-a-Porter have you covered.
12 of Audemars Piguet’s most iconic watches — from the Royal Oak, Millenary and Royal Oak Offshore collections — are now available online exclusively through Net-a-Porter in either 18 carat white or pink gold.
Check out the full selection of Audemars Piguet watches on Net-a-Porter here.
04 | Dine on restaurant-worthy food, straight from your home kitchen
Think of food delivery and you might think of greasy meals in plastic boxes, and even if you get a luscious meal delivered, it just isn’t the same as having it fresh off the line. Solution? Just bring the chef to you.
For modern European cuisine, you’ll want to call chef Matteo Pertoldi of Atipico, who serves up creative dishes rooted in traditional French and Italian techniques. Craving for some local comfort food? Lynnette Seah of Lynnette’s Kitchen specialises in hearty Peranakan cuisine (you’ll want seconds, and thirds, of her buah keluak prime pork ribs and oxtail rendang). And if you’re after something more health-conscious, Preparazzi is well-versed in tailoring its menus to its guests’ dietary requirements while keeping its courses tasty and creative.
05 | Create your own bespoke jewellery with La Putri
Online shopping gets a bad rap for being impersonal and transactional, especially when you’re purchasing big-ticket items like jewellery — but not with La Putri’s new white-glove service. If you’re interested in any pieces from their collection, you can select up to three of them and a brand rep will personally bring them to you to consider.
But what sets La Putri apart is their bespoke design service. Arrange for a private consultation, and an experienced jeweller from the brand will come to you to work on realising your dream creation: and if you have some old jewellery that you no longer wear, La Putri can even give them a new lease of life by incorporating them into a gorgeous custom-made piece. Now that’s certainly a way to stay entertained at home.
06 | Enjoy a spa day at home
The only thing better than a spa day is one that you can have in your home — but not to worry, just because you’re not in a posh salon doesn’t mean you’ll have to skimp on the bells and whistles. (Plus, you can totter off straight to bed for a refreshing nap after your massage.)
With The Outcall Spa, you’ll get the full spa experience brought straight to you: yes, massage table, scented candles, Enya-inspired music and all. Go for their signature massage, which combines the long, relaxing strokes of a Swedish massage with pin-point acupressure work that will loosen even the deepest knots.
As a bonus, they even offer a suite of beauty services that range from mani-pedis to lash extensions, because you still deserve to feel fabulous — even if you are just staying home.