FENDI SS2017 Men Collection is about outdoors, by the pool, under a glaring sun, fragrant Mediterranean smells filling up the air, green grass caressing the feet. Enjoying life and simple pleasures. Clothes that look deceptively ‘normal’ yet hide ‘complex’ workmanships and surprise with precious materials on the inside, or on the double side.
A perfect balance between normality and complexity. Sun and fun are key words for the SS2017 Men’s Collection designed by Silvia Venturini Fendi. Playful and energetic. Soft and almost ‘washed’ materials together with welcoming shapes define an easy, relaxed silhouette apt for long days spent outside, lazily.
Coats, parkas and blousons are fluid, shirt-jackets are firm and pragmatic, shorts bare legs. Silk tracksuit and quilted caftans for a zing of exoticism. Terrycloth is used profusely: a plush indulgence, like a summer fur. Everything, from bucket hats to quilted coats and silk foulards, is reversible, allowing for sudden changes, making for a constant face-off.
Stripes, both slim and bold, give rhythm and freshness, landing everywhere, from suits to bags and baggage, turning into engaging bonded textures on polo shirts, jacquards on tailored pieces, subtle prints on liquid parkas and waterproof on bathing suits.
FENDI reinterprets its iconic Pequin stripes with a new artistic approach, morphing it into a vibrant, hand-drawn pattern, and creates a series of characters that swarm like patches on suitcases.
The pool might be the horizon, in fact, but the FENDI man is essentially a traveller, bringing all he needs inside logoed travel bags, piling camera cases and stripy pouches at the neck, strapping it all together with the colourful Strap You.
While most hotel guests prefer to dine out in the evening especially when they have spent their entire day lazing around the beach or the pool side, either for a change of scenery or to explore the local experience, the Patio ALFRESCO in Crowne Plaza Panwa Beach Phuket could offer you an alternative and exclusive dining experience that makes you want to stay in. mylifestylenews writes.
Dine alfresco or by the beachside at Patio ALFRESCO in the evening while your feet land on the soft white sand would be ideal for a quiet and intimate encounter, especially when it was after the predictable afternoon showers, the temperature brings down the humidity with a light gentle breeze coming from the Andaman sea that surely would awaken your senses under the moonlight with stars dimly blinking in the dark skyline.
Patio ALFRESCO also has comptoir counters outside and deep set sofas to while away the hours over the cocktail hour or dinner. You may also choose to be seated at the private exclusive dining room with a fully glassed floor to ceiling windows looking out and watch the world go by.
Service at Patio ALFRESCO is definitely spot on, not only our wait staff Ms. Pla (literary means fish in Thai language) looking after our table well but her initiative and pro-activeness in making sure that every single detail and sequence are adhered for a restaurant standard or at least to her hospitality standard. There is no better way to enjoy a delightful evening with someone that shows their passion by rendering good service.
The menu is pretty straight forward with no stranger to the mainstream Italian restaurant offer but over here in Patio ALFRESCO with the additional touch of heart will have you appreciating what effort was put behind the entire menu.
You may choose to sit inside at the private and exclusive dining room for more intimacy
Poached Mediterranean style, with potato, lemon dressing and pan fried water melon. We always hesitate to order this dish as usually you won’t get the right kind of octopus from the Mediterranean sea, it either comes too fishy due to the long distance travelling to Asia or it is overcooked and becomes too chewy. What Patio ALFRESCO did was thinly sliced to the right bite, lightly seasoned and marinated with extra virgin oil with a wedge of lemon on the side. Simply Classico & Delicioso!
Baked Andaman Seafood Secret Recipe Soup
When the soup is brought to the table, you can't help but wonder why a big fresh piece of dough semi-sealed the plate that contains tiger prawn, sea bass, sweet clams, cheery tomato and basil. What a combination with the fresh catch from the sea allowing this dish to give you the freshest taste at once. And with its secret recipe that elevates this soup to something you can’t resist. You simply can’t judge the book by its cover. Bravo!
Black Truffle Mushroom Ravioli
Cream cheese, wild mushroom, tartufo cream sauce and crispy carrot made this black truffle mushroom Ravioli so divine. Four medium sizes of ravioli are just the right amount to let the taste of this rich creamy pasta dish linger in your mouth. The firmer side of al dente, the creamy option, served with aromatic truffle with a subtle smokiness is so moreish. Another triumphant dish that is not to be missed.
Fettuccine Ai Frutti Di Mare
Instead of the seafood combination, we asked the chef to twist a little from the ingredients used. Large fresh clams are used and simply tossed with garlic and parsley to add the color and a hint of flavor from the fresh green taste satisfied our craving immediately. They know how to do a good pasta and handle seafood well in Patio ALFRESCO.
Roasted Pork Belly
Crispy pork belly served with grilled baby carrot, cauliflower puree and balsamic reduction is the perfect combination on this Italian slash Mediterranean special. You need to make room for this. Simply irresistible!
Mascarpone and espresso coffee rounded off the affair beautifully, with an almost foamy texture that meant it didn’t further strain our full bellies. It wasn’t too bitter, nor too sweet, just the right kind of dessert for an Italian meal.
Italian food emphasizes on its freshest ingredients used in the kitchen with basic seasoning not over powering its taste of origin but to let you sample the best of its kind and Patio is lead by its Italian F&B specialist Gabriel Noe by bringing out the best of its authenticity without failing to please. A comfort food beyond trattoria gastronomy, Patio ALFRESCO can surely say it out loud without prejudice.
Tried & Tested:
Design & Decor: 3/5
Food & Beverage: 5/5
Value For Money: 4.5/5
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Vichit Sub-District, Muang
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Starting with a lovely outdoor meal and feel the warm sun on your skin. Set your table with the Albi silverware inspired by a French town located between Toulouse and Bordeaux and its famous cathedral known for its remarkable architecture. The gentle curves define the pattern that never goes out of style, making it a versatile choice for all kinds of table setting. Indulge yourselves in the ultimate luxury experience with the Malmaison collection featuring symmetrical design of palm and lotus leaves. The name is a nod to the Chateau de la Malmaison, a favourite Parisian residence of Napoleon Bonaparte and Empress Josephine.
Kick back and spend some time with your family under the cool shading of a tree. Serve them some ice tea and snacks using the Silver Time collection.Designed by renowned designer Jean-Marie Massaud, the clean lines and modern design of Silver Time dovetails neatly with the brand’s other prestigious collaborations with design personalities. Feast your eyes and your appetite on some colourful sweets and desserts. Add a dash of delightful colours to your afternoon tea party with the newly launched Graphik coloured crystals.The beauty of a mouth-blown and fully hand cut design is the signature of this contemporary collection.
GUCCI SS2017 Magic Laterns Women Collection
“Literature was not born the day when a boy crying ‘wolf, wolf ’ came running out of the Neanderthal valley with a big gray wolf at his heels; literature was born on the day when a boy came crying ‘wolf, wolf ’ and there was no wolf behind him.” (V. Nabokov)
In this collection, all the clothes tell a story steeped in wonder, phantasmagoria and unorthodoxy. Such stories don’t mimetically represent reality.
They rather act as magic lanterns, as distorting mirrors, altering languages, signs and consolidated codes. As in a game, the attempt is “to destroy, for a moment, the stability of perception so that the lucid conscience is forced to undergo a kind of sensual panic” (R. Caillois).
The narrative principle is non-linear; it is made of ruptures, digs, leaps, cross-references and unpredictable connections.
An archipelagic and metamorphic approach in which the thought overflows undisciplined and doesn’t follow in the wake of tradition.
It’s an intentionally unsystematic thought, therefore alive. If it’s true that thoughts organized in closed systems are pitiless because “they gradually exclude the unexpressed and leave it dry behind them, until it dies of thirst” (E. Canetti), it’s then necessary to break these systems to fertilize new meanings and cultivate the unexpected.