01 | New bar-restaurant Lumo will brighten up your after-work routine
Don’t let its name fool you — Lumo isn’t a sunny, hippie retreat, but it’ll sure help you unwind. The newly opened bar on South Bridge Road serves up sophisticated cocktails and Mod-European cuisine, all in a handsome speakeasy-esque space.
Some standout cocktails that you’ll want to try include the ABC (a decidedly more potent combination than its juice precursor), which brings with it a burst of intense flavours from fermented apples, beetroot and carrot, and an alcoholic kick that comes from both Amontillado and Oloroso sherry. And the bar bites are just as good. We love the aged chicken mid-wings aigre doux (which is a fancy way of saying sweet-and-sour) — they’re marinated for several hours before being dry-aged for three days, and are finished off on a smoking hot applewood grill. Translation: they’re crispy. And very addictive.
Lumo is located at #01-00, 50 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058682. Visit their site here.
02 | Louis Vuitton relaunches its first-ever perfume, Heures d’Absence
Trust the French to come up with a poetic name for a fragrance. Heures d’Absence was the maison’s first perfume that was launched at the height of the Roaring Twenties in 1927 — and today, it makes a triumphant return to the modern day.
The perfume’s name literally means hours of absence, but what it implies is the sweet time spent luxuriating in the company of a loved one, on a getaway, or simply while enjoying the company of oneself.
Created by master perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud, this musky scent is an ode to the blossoms from Grasse that he so loves: expect notes of jasmine, May Rose, mimosa and warm vanilla notes of Peruvian balm. “Everything is done in service of the flowers, there’s no element to rein them in or disturb their message,” says Belletrud.
Heures d’Absence is now available at all Louis Vuitton boutiques and on brand’s web-store.
02 | Gianvito Rossi’s Spring Summer collection takes you into the urban jungle
Animal prints, kitschy? Not a chance with Gianvito Rossi. The trend has been a mainstay for aeons, and their new drop proves that it’s not going anywhere this season.
Pair the retro Donna sandal with wide-legged pants or a floaty dress for an ultra-glam Seventies-inspired look, or keep things subtle and stylish with the collection’s new take on the signature Plexi style. Transparent PVC and leopard patent leather add a bit of contemporary sultriness to your outfit, and the 105mm heel gives you the illusion of legs for days. Don’t worry, no furry friends were harmed in the making of these shoes.
Visit Gianvito Rossi’s site for more information.
03 | Peep David Gandy in Dolce & Gabbana’s new men’s eyewear range
Yes, Dolce & Gabbana might have released a new line of men’s eyewear — comprising of two sunnies and two eyeglass frames — but you’ll forgive us for noticing the face that they’re perched upon first.
Tanned and taut as ever, Gandy smizes his way through the new campaign, channelling the different facets of each new frame. Want to awaken your inner hot businessman ala Christian Grey? Slip on the ultra-elegant DG1325. Feeling more like a broody bad boy? The modern, angular DG6129 has you covered. It’s an endless wearable collection that’ll suit just about any face shape, David Gandy or not.
For more information, visit Dolce & Gabbana’s site here.
04 | Vacheron Constantin’s Overseas collection embraces femininity with two new models
Having a slimmer wrist (or a penchant for a daintier aesthetic) shouldn’t preclude you from a handsome timepiece. That’s why Vacheron Constantin has released two 33mm models to its Overseas family of watches.
The two new quartz models are a delightful blend both femininity and sportiness. For a classic look, go with the silver-toned lacquered dial in 18k 5N pink gold, though we must say we’re partial to the steel version and its denim blue lacquered dial — a shade specially developed for the model.
Each come with six-sided bezels made of 78 diamonds in the brand’s emblematic Maltese cross, and also come with interchangeable bracelets and straps, so they progress seamlessly through the day with you.
For more information, visit Vacheron Constantin’s site here.