Artfia Personalize Your Stainless Steel Bottle Design

This summer, Artfia launches a new custom stainless steel water bottle with personalize services to create the one and only design of your own. Designed in Germany to integrate the plastic bottle and the traditional water bottle with advanced technology combines with the neat sense of fashion as well as the environmental protection.

The eight-layer insulation water bottle is made of high-grade stainless steel materials, and the physical design makes the insulation effect excellent: strong 24-hour cold insulation and 12-hour heat preservation! Available in 500 ml and 750 ml capacity to take care of your different needs, even at outdoors for a long time. There are many colors to choose from, and you can also customize text or patterns to be printed on the bottle to tailor a unique exclusive water bottle.


CHAUMET Crown Your Love With The Amour d’Aigrette Solitaire Ring

CHAUMET crown your love with the Amour d’Aigrette solitaire ring, a Chaumet Joséphine collection. At its origins lies the love story between Napoléon and Joséphine, for whom the Maison created its first sentimental jewels. It’s a love story that inspires Chaumet with Crown Your Love today, a precious take on the engagement ring, to crown the most romantic of engagements.

This timeless couple formed of a strong-willed woman and a powerful man passionately in love entrusted the Maison with the task of capturing their tenderness. Remaining true to its history, Chaumet places happiness at the heart of its creations, punctuating couples’ lives with precious milestones. Echoing the taste of its inspirer, the Joséphine collection offers a contemporary interpretation of the tiara, to crown the finger with elegance and lightness.

Adding to the Joséphine collection is a new striking solitaire that brings fresh life to the union of the tiara ring and brilliant cut diamond. Known as the Joséphine Amour d’Aigrette ring, the interlacing design in platinum paved with brilliant-cut diamonds, encircling the finger that evokes the union of two people - a contemporary expression of the symbols long present in Chaumet’s sentimental jewels. Play up your creativity and layer the solitaire ring with one or even two stackable wedding bands for that unique look.


Restaurant BLEU Amsterdam - The Unconventional Touch of Culinary

You may want to “Go Dutch” but if you are craving for a no muss no fuss and down to earth French bistronomique dining experience in Amsterdam, the little culinary brother of Steak Restaurant Black & Blue - Restaurant BLEU, is an ideal hangout to savour a good flavour of some of the classic French bistro comfort food with an unconventional touch and a personalized flair, even on an ordinary school night out. Vive la France! mylifestylenews writes.

Sometimes when deciding where to eat out for dinner, you want to have a bit of comfort with some golden oldies from French cuisines that are presented with a bit of a twist to satisfy your French cravings. Centrally located and tucked away along Prinsenstraat in the historical Jordaan Amsterdam, the stylish multi-level Restaurant BLEU is a gem of a place for an awesome and somewhat wholesome meal.

On approaching Restaurant BLEU in a light drizzly evening, the double height street windows along Prinsenstraat with the visible signage above from a distance are quite apparent. Geometrical long stretching windows vaguely and dimly draw your attention to its warm and snug interior lighting inside. An outdoor quaint patio with comfortable seating and benches is also available and would be a sheer delight on warmer nights or during day time to watch the world go by while sipping your favourite champagne or wine.

As you enter, you are immediately struck by the stylish and chic interior within, the interior offers two levels of comfortable seating with sleek lines of a mix of sofa banquettes and chic leather chairs.The space appears to be quite small, but appearances can be deceptive, with a mezzanine floor that has even more dining space and go all the way back of this lofty building when you adjourn upstairs. But, it is the front main ‘atrium’ space that is so appealing, with large semi-caged motif wooden pendant lamps hanging from the highest points and decorated with framed flora and fauna modern artwork that gives an inviting alchemy ‘botanical’ feel.

There are many design elements to reference a conservatory garden theme with some thoughtful  touches: exposed ceiling beams, carefully chosen tropical fauna wallpaper, candle lighting, a faux lawn ‘B’ letter in large and even a tinted “old” map of Holland juxtaposing those well strategically placed plants and mini vases filled with small wild flowers to add some life in an otherwise harmonizing and already warm ambience with sophisticated lighting.

Jason, our wait staff for the evening had pre-allocated the most wanted table in the house at the front window seat right next to the entrance with a thoughtful gesture, which was a nice touch but we suggested to move up to the mezzanine floor to enjoy both the upper view looking at the “atrium” from a different vantage point as well as a vertical view of the street through the glass window.

Restaurant BLEU offers pretty much bistro style gastronomic menu with a wide array of meal options and the aim is to do every dish well, rather than spreading resources thinly. All dishes are made fresh and with high-quality produce that includes their signature lobster dishes, butcher steak, homemade onion soup, chicken bonne femme, chocolate crumble, toasted smoked salmon……just to name a few.

<Beef Carpaccio>
 We started with the beef carpaccio fully topped with parmesan curls, arugula, pine nuts and truffle mayonnaise. The dish is comprised of wafer-thin slices of very delicious beef with a generous smattering of extras, although the parmesan could have been more finely sliced, this was a very safe and pleasant dish for starter.

<Homemade Onion Soup with Bread and Gruyere Cheese>
The homemade onion soup with the caramelized onion was not simmered to melt in your mouth yet to leave you a moment to munch by breaking it instead. The watery soup base also did not give a satisfying palate but tasty nonetheless, served with a thick cut of bread topped with melted rich gruyere cheese on the side.

<Gambas From The Josper>
Four generous sizes of large prawns was cooked in the “Josper” charcoal oven, a robust charcoal grill and closed barbecue that reaches up to 400 degrees Celsius, that are being cauterized and roasted in perfect circulation of hot air to give a smokey flavour. Well toasted in tasty aromatic garlic and pepper with a hint of the zest of orange for an alternative twist and they had an excellent taste and texture. A winner! 

<Zealandish Mussels>
While the mussels were on the small sizes in flesh, they were quite tasty when it was cooked with white wine, leek, onion, celery and fennel with garlic sauce and whisky sauce. Both sauces were a hit, so spoilt for choice. The remaining ‘soup’ in the pot was utterly delectable as well, so a lead contender for the best dish of the night!

<Chicken Bonne Femme > (300gr)
Beautifully presented on a skillet pan, the chicken grilled in the Josper oven with carrots, pearl onions and potatoes was very juicy and tender and the bed of vegetable was a perfect accompaniment. The Josper grill produces perfectly cooked meat and we enjoyed this signature dish immensely.

<Whole Lobster>
We requested half of the lobster instead of the entire 500 gram whole lobster served the classic way with lemon and herb butter for its freshest taste of the sea and genuinely another surf and turf to complete our main courses. Not to be missed!

<Tenderloin of Black Angus> (250gr)
This was beautifully chargrilled red meat as requested. The pepper sauce and red wine sauce were just right in piquancy. The meat was rich and grainy in texture that had certainly made another highlight for our evening. We had a bottle of 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape – F. Jeantet for its beautiful dark purple structure nice tannin, round palate and long finish with tones of red fruit and spices yet gentle and soft to pair with our meat dishes.

<Chocolate Crumble>
We had no room for dessert but Jason insisted to try the chocolate crumble with caramel sea salt ice cream served in a giant copper mixing bowl. A safe dessert with fabulous presentation despite the flavor was not as outstanding as we had expected, it is still enjoyable and rather tempting.

Jason was a great host for the evening and offered very warm and hospitable service, which was a plus for our enjoyment. Overall there is a consistency to everything that comes out of the kitchen and the presentation cannot be faulted, plus you are spoilt for choice with sauce options and some of the side dishes which you inevitably can’t resist…after all, that is what reacquainting oneself with golden oldies is all about! Food is to be shared here in Restaurant BLEU for further enjoyment but if you insist to Go Dutch – the Dutch way, alstublieft!

Tried & Tested:
Location: 4/5
Design & Decor: 4/5
Food & Beverage: 4/5
Service: 4.5/5
Value For Money: 4.5/5
Experience: 4.5/5

Prinsenstraat 10HS,
1015 DC Amsterdam 
Tel: +31 20 362 1340

Reviews are based on actual day of visit and experience. mylifestylenews reserves the right of final decision in case of any disputes. All images are photographed by mylifestylenews team without any photoshop enhancement and are the property owned by mylifestylenews unless otherwise stated.

Hermès Presents ARCEAU Cheval Cosmique

 Hermès Presents ARCEAU Cheval Cosmique with the dial of the Arceau watch is adorned with a silhouette of a horse and waves in engraved gold, set against an aventurine or mother-of-pearl and enamel background and paired with an abyss blue or Chantilly alligator strap.

The Arceau watch designed by Henri d’Origny in 1978 lends its sober yet singular allure to a new expression of Hermès creativity and expertise. Imagined by artist Gianpaolo Pagni, the “Cheval Cosmique” composition combines graphic undulations with the silhouette of a horse from Émile Hermès’ private collection. This singular interpretation is transposed here in relief, on a dial in aventurine or mother-of-pearl and enamel: a splendid trotting horse and a wavy motif hand-engraved in white gold. To create just one example of this miniature artwork, the artisan works for almost a week on a gold plate less than half a centimetre thick. First, by engraving the waves and accentuating them with a fine black lacquer; and then, by fixing this engraving in place on the dial before covering the surrounding area with aventurine or enamel and mother-of-pearl. Finally, the beautifully engraved horse is put in place, setting the perfect final touch to this creation.

The Arceau Cheval Cosmique watch is produced in two limited series of 24 each. The first, in white gold, displays its equestrian motif at the heart of a dial featuring deep shades of aventurine enhanced by an abyss-blue alligator strap. The second, in white gold set with diamonds, frames a luminous dial in mother-of-pearl and enamel, highlighted by a Chantilly alligator strap. The new Arceau with its hours and minutes display is powered by a mechanical self-winding movement which, like the dial, case and bracelet, is developed in the Hermès Horloger workshops.


Dragon Boat Festival 2020 @ mylifestylenews

26th JUNE




Dragon Boat Festival 2020 @ mylifestylenews



Breaking the rules. Subverting the established order. Innovating through creativity and imagination inspired by 2,700 years of unrivalled Roman arts and architecture. In keeping with its unapologetic dedication to originality and boldness, BVLGARI continues to blaze new trails with audacity and bravery. Kicking off the third decade of a successful, revolutionary journey, BVLGARI writes the new chapter of its B.zero1 glorious adventure.

A celebration of the Roman jewellery house’s fierce and indomitable spirit, unquestionably linked to the flamboyant exuberance of its native Rome, B.zero1 ROCK embodies the unapologetic rule breaker deeply connected with the BVLGARI DNA. A liberating expression of independence and strength, reflecting BVLGARI’s quintessential pioneering spirit combined with groundbreaking creativity.

Inspired by the heritage BVLGARI tubogas choker with studs dating back to the Eighties, the new B.zero1 Rock stands out as an iconic symbol of distinctiveness and self-expression. The original B.zero1 design’s sinuous, audacious spiral lines, inspired by the circularity of Rome’s Colosseum, the most famous amphitheatre in the world, meet the daring and edgy geometry of studs for outstanding creations.

B.zero1 ROCK boasts traffic stopping designs conceived to exalt the unique personality and individuality of women and men, who want to telegraph a message of independence, strength and audacity. Unapologetic rockers, independent thinkers, exuberant hedonists… they all affirm their uniqueness through iconic creations. Stronger than ever in design B.zero1 ROCK epitomizes a new generation of unisex precious jewellery once again pioneering the category.

BVLGARI combines timeless yellow gold with precious diamonds on the edge and experiments with technology by injecting black ceramic in the two edges in the rose version, engraved with the BVLGARI double-logo, exalting the signature double wave which encircles B.zero1 ROCK's studded core.

Originating from the iconic ring, available in two versions, pendants with new and geometric chains, and earrings also conjure B.zero1 ROCK’s disruptive, audacious image. For a new, take on jewellery. For a new idea of jewellery able to empower people. For a rebellious state of mind generating beauty and splendour. In the name of BVLGARI’s distinctive unapologetic, unique attitude.


Caudalie Introduces Limited Edition Organic Grape Water

Caudalie Grape Water is more than a moisturizing mist! This Non-Drying hydration mist reactivates internal defenses with powerful antioxidant shield to restore self-hydration power and save your skin from dreaded summer air-conditioning! This gentle and non-drying ultra-moisturizing mist, derived from pure 100% Organic Grape Water® in France, reactivates internal defenses with the most powerful antioxidant protection to restore self-hydration power. With just one spritz, skin is moisturized, soothed, refreshed and saved from the dreaded summer air-conditioning! It is instantly absorbed by the skin without drying it out, so there is no need to blot after spritzing.

Enriched with Grape-seed Polyphenols, Grape Sugars, Mineral and Trace elements, including Potassium, Manganese, Magnesium, Calcium and Copper. This summer saviour instantly boosts hydration by 127%1, relieves skin sensitivity by 61%2 and eliminates free radicals by 56%3 in 30 minutes. Thirsty and irritated skin with tightness, redness and allergies is comforted and energized by restoring its own internal water source, while protecting skin immediately with powerful anti-oxidant shield against oxidative damage. Skin barrier is strengthened, helping it resist against potential irritation and aggressors and truly prevent moisture loss. The botanical formula does not contain synthetic fragrance, parabens and alcohol, perfect for the most sensitive and dry skin, pregnant women, breast feeding women and babies for instant summer recharge.



Etro supports the LGBTQI+ community by decoratiing its iconic PEGASO BAG with the colors of the rainbow, donating 20% of sales to CASA ARCOBALENO, the first shelter built by the social cooperative Spazio Aperto Servizi dedicated to those discriminated by their families for their sexual orientation or gender transition in the city of Milan, Italy.

The limited edition PEGASO PRIDE BAG comes in two sizes: regular, featuring the signature Paisley print, and the fully colored mini variant.

Both are characterized by a maxi resin buckle that reproduces the silhouette of the Pegasus, ETRO’s symbol since 1968.


Restaurant RED Amsterdam - Where Tournedos & Kreeft Meets

In a stylishly retro and dramatic setting along Keizersgracht stands a cozy Parisian inspired unique concept bistro where quality tournedos & kreeft (steak & lobster) are served with refined champagne and wine, Restaurant RED Amsterdam won’t disappoint. mylifestylenews writes.

Dining out in Amsterdam is never dull and there are many places to eat with choices to spoil and you have to split them between the typical tourist haunts and those quality restaurants frequented by locals. Situated on one of Amsterdam’s pre-eminent canals, Restaurant RED has a prime corner location where Keizersgracht crosses the new Spiegelstraat, although this beautiful canal house exterior belies the interior design within, which is exceedingly striking and exudes much warmth especially on such a cold and wintry March evening.

Within walking distance of the major theaters of Amsterdam and minutes away from the Museumkwartier, Restaurant RED is the hotspot in the heart of Amsterdam most frequented by the culinary lovers to please their palate with tournedos and lobster aka surf & turf accompanied by some good and international rare fine wines as well as champagne for over a decade.

On arrival, upon lifting the thick red velvet curtain after pushing the glass door from the corner entrance of Spiegelstraat, the mystery secret unveils itself in a clearer form with full attention immediately being drawn to the gigantic ceiling pop art photography art work featuring a glittered eye shadow woman's face blowing the bubble gum covering her entire mouth catching the eyes the moment you step into Restaurant RED. The art work is an absolutely highlight and chattering about it at once before you were being seated.

Artistically designed and unconventional, the dining room is not big and noticeably dark in its key elements of murky green wall coverings with dark red velvet drapery at the entrance. The elegant dining room adorned with strikingly large convex mirrors and zebra-print rugs over the parquet flooring creates a hint of a Parisian boudoir feel with a little whimsy here and there. The dim lighting is cleverly used to accentuate in contrast and help to create a much more chic, and sassy mood to the entire ambience.

With being surprised by its theatric and dramatic interior and a couple of artistic paintings hanging at the end of the wall and along the bathroom entrance, there is also a mixture of different marble and wooden tabletops contrasting the cane chairs and retro vintage velvety lounge chairs as well as a central line of dining tables that separates both the left and right dining section.

This restaurant is part of a group that has been operating establishments in Amsterdam for 21 years, although Restaurant RED is relatively new in the group, but is already well settled and renowned for its hospitality service. The front of house team is led by Zoe – our wait staff really knows how to welcome you and take you through the menu.

<Half Lobster with Lime Mayonnaise>
We started with the half lobster with lime laying on a bed of Romain lettuce and topped with a wedge of lemon. The lobster is served warm and yet not taking over the taste of the sea which was quite tasty and fresh. The chunky piece of lobster meat was well accompanied by the herbs and lime dressing. Less is certainly more and simply delicious.

<Foie Gras Terrine on Brioche Bread>
This classic, rich, duck liver terrine served with roasted garlic was unctuous and so moreish. The generous portion also came with red pepper and green herbs with three big pieces of warm brioche bread which were totally divine and with rustic farm house senses on the palate that was beyond our expectations.

<Cornish Hen with Thyme and Lemon>
A perfectly cooked bird with so much flavour, the meat was tender, juicy and moist at the cut of a knife. The hen may look small from its size but with an unexpectedly large amount of meat. Authentically presented on a wooden board with a sprig of rosemary, a wedge of lemon and salt and pepper to taste, not forgetting the infamous big fat Dutch frittes which is an absolute must. We had a bottle of Spanish Rioja Marqués de Cáceres Excellens Reserva for its ruby red deep concentration with a touch of mineral. The blueberries, cherries, cassis, licorice, vanilla, black pepper and dark chocolate complex palette with a hint of spiciness goes well with most barbecue meats. Quite an elegant long finish wine!

<Ribeye Black Angus 600gr for 2>
 This was originally 900 gram and then the bone is removed. You have a choice of sauces and we opted for the BBQ salsa for a change. This was amazing value for such a superb round thick cut of meat from a fillet of beef and the charred exterior was to die for. The BBQ salsa sauce was rich and very tasty, but the meat equally good without…a carnivore’s delight!  All the main courses in Restaurant RED are being prepared in the “Josper” charcoal oven, a robust charcoal grill and closed barbecue that reaches up to 400 degrees Celsius that are being cauterized and roasted in perfect circulation of hot air.

Big fat Dutch frittes

<Dessert – Death by Chocolate>
Love the name by just looking at it! This decadent chocolate lava cake accompanied by a large scoop of caramel sea salt ice cream is simply a wonderful rendition of a classic chocolate dessert. More than just a chocolate fondant and forget about the singular components, just combine and you are in heaven! Sinfully Yours!

The kitchen has nailed all the food and the Ribeye Black Angus was the highlight, with such quality of ingredients and perfection of cooking. While there might not be a huge variety of steak options, what they do offer is the best of the best – or as they say, less is more – and they focus on what they do best. Restaurant RED is a chic and friendly bistronomique that will please everyone, but make no mistake as the chef is serious about quality and is not pandering to the simplest common denominator. Eating something nice is always a pleasure when you travel to a foreign country, but the evening exceeded our expectations, our taste buds reached a higher elevation and we left thinking that dining out is still about being excited with the unknown.

Tried & Tested:
Location: 5/5
Design & Decor: 4.5/5
Food & Beverage: 4.5/5
Service: 4.5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
Experience: 5/5

Keizersgracht 594,
1017 EN Amsterdam 
Tel: +31 20 320 1824

Reviews are based on actual day of visit and experience. mylifestylenews reserves the right of final decision in case of any disputes. All images are photographed by mylifestylenews team without any photoshop enhancement and are the property owned by mylifestylenews unless otherwise stated.