The Must-Have
Accoutrements For
Spring/Summer 2013
Six Starhill Chefs Tell
Us What To Eat
Timepieces Of
The Season
Lee Simmons
Glance The ‘It’ List this season.
18 Diamonds Are Forever There’s
nothing like a girl’s best friend to add
light, luminosity and radiance to any
10 Fashion Reawakenings Starhill
Gallery’s annual Fashion Week
12 Global Feast Foodies and friends
of YTL turned up to support the
launch of its latest literary endeavour,
A Perennial Feast, penned by Kim
Inglis with stunning photography by
celebrated Danish photographer,
Jacob Termansen.
14 Top 10 Gorgeous Malaysian
singer-songwriter Amanda Imani
shares with Starhill magazine her
favourite things about Kuala Lumpur’s
definitive retail gallery.
16 Absolutely Fabulous In an
exclusive interview, the fabulous
Kimora Lee Simmons talks about
her work with youths, developing
a personal sense of style and her
favourite things about Starhill Gallery.
22 The Vanguard of Time The
recent Salon International de la
Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) watch
fair in Geneva offer some stunning
(and shining) new examples of high
26 Glow With It This Mother’s Day,
treat the most important woman
in your life to holistic and beauty
rituals from Starhill Gallery’s array of
pampering outlets.
30 It’s In The Bag In all shapes,
colours and sizes, these fabulous
handbags and accessories are the
arm candy to sport this season.
40 Spring Fever The cold season’s
over and spring brings a fabulous
array of new foods. Here, six
culinary personalities from Starhill
Gallery’s popular food and beverage
establishments share their favourite
spring-inspired drinks and dishes.
The fabulous Kimora Lee sizzles
in Valentino at Starhill Gallery.
Photography by Eric Chow
@ Blink Studio
A Gallery of Rich Experiences
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If there’s one word to describe this issue, it would certainly be
‘fabulous’! Gracing the cover of Starhill magazine is none other than
Miss Fabulosity herself, Kimora Lee, the statuesque star of Kimora:
Life in the Fab Lane and the definitive mother/mogul. In Kuala Lumpur
recently to unveil the all-new Starhill Gallery Luxury Channel, we are
more than pleased to have one of the coolest names in the world of
celebrity launch this exciting new multimedia platform, which provides
compelling videos of world-class quality that capture and showcase
all the latest trendsetting online editorials and Starhill Gallery’s very
own range of outstanding luxury retail offerings – yet another step
in reaching out to all our customers, this time in the comfort of their
own homes.
Luxury is always on our minds and the recent edition of the Salon
International de la Haute Horlogerie was held to great success in
Geneva. Read all about the latest timekeeping offerings from the world’s
biggest names, all present within Starhill Gallery, in the pages to follow.
Our team at YTL also worked the Pamper Floor to bring you the best
holistic and wellness offerings this issue, just in time for Mother’s Day,
and, since spring is in the air, who better to tell you what to eat than the
stars of Starhill’s food and beverage outlets? With all these in store and
more, I look forward to welcoming you to Starhill Gallery over and over
again this season.
Joseph Yeoh
Joseph Yeoh
Vice President,
YTL Land and Development &
YTL Hotels and Properties.
The ‘It’ List
Splurge in style always at Starhill Gallery.
If you’re one of the lucky few who can count themselves
a VIP client of haute Taiwanese label Shiatzy Chen,
then you’d be able to enjoy the privilege of purchasing
luxe tea brand Cha Cha Thé’s exquisite tea accessories
at the Héritage du Thé boutique. From Zen-like cases
specially designed to hold Pu-Erh tea cakes to teapots
and tea cups, these are items to give or receive with
grace. What caught our eye this season? Cha Cha Thé’s
Box of Silent Waits tea caddies, available in scarlet,
black, gold and silver.
Edgy, sporty fashion gets haute with Kenzo’s Resort
2013 collection. From safari jackets to A-line dresses,
cropped pants and long-sleeved knit dresses, play the
role of modern-day urban warrior in style.
Whimsy is certainly in the air. For
Spring/Summer 2013, one of the
prettiest handbags around has got
to be Dior’s delightful butterflyadorned creation. Perfect for the
season, we say!
These shoes are definitely made
for walking – and how! From
oversized lacquered cork platform
soles that scream the swinging
70s to coloured Perspex heels and
masculine-esque glace calfskin
lace-up and buckle shoes, it’s
shoe heaven at Louis Vuitton
this season.
She may or may not sell seashells
by the seashore but there’s no
denying the whimsical appeal of
M Missoni’s delightful seashell-print
tote bag that’s perfect for the beach
and beyond. So, whether or not
your mind’s set on Byron Bay or the
city, this fun little carry-all ensures
smiles all-around.
Are Forever
There's nothing like a girl's best friend to add light, luminosity and
radiance to any situation.
Stylist Kathe Wong Photography Aaron Lee
This page: Boucheron Cypris rings in white gold with diamonds; Cypris earrings in white gold with diamonds;
Malmaison PL bread plate and saucer; Perles demitasse saucer and Anemone fruit picks, all from Christofle.
Opposite page: Carrera y Carrera Gardenia Maxi ring in yellow gold with diamonds and rock crystal; Gardenia brooch
in white gold with diamonds and crystals; Champagne goblets from Royal Selangor.
[8:15 pm] Show Time
Spring has sprung at Starhill Gallery with the
latest S/S 2013 collections on parade at the
Opening Party of Starhill Gallery Fashion Week.
Text Flavia Galeotti
Even though the climate in Malaysia never dips into the chills of winter,
the excitement in the air for the 2013 Spring/Summer collections was
palpable. Fashionistas feasted their eyes on offerings from Valentino,
REDValentino, Kenzo, M Missoni, McQ by Alexander McQueen,
P.A.R.O.S.H, and home-grown talents Khoon Hooi and KLutched.
Lights went down, music became just a
little bit louder, and the show was on. Out
of the gates was Kenzo in its signature
vibrant colours and an appearance by its
trademark tiger’s head emblazoned on a
men’s pullover. Bright colours and patterns
featured heavily in the collections of
M Missoni and P.A.R.O.S.H, while
REDValentino brought spring to the
catwalk with fresh florals. Khoon Hooi put
an Asian spin on the floral trend, using
orchids on his spring dresses, followed by
the latest collection of tough-chic clutches
and minaudières from KLutched. McQ by
Alexander McQueen featured the signature
avant-garde tastes of the label, which
translated well into spring and summer
wear, and rounding off the evening were
Valentino’s classic collection of fitted
dresses and a show-stopping shocking red
evening gown.
1. Marion Caunter, Ferhat Nazri-Aziz &
Shirena Hamzah. 2. Nikola Hassan, TS Yap,
Ida Lokman & Shawna Yap. 3. Jeremiah
Tan, Dato' Yeoh Soo Min, Dato' Jimmy
Choo & Hwei Tan. 4. Lexie Rodriguez
& Joshua Ivanovic. 5. Yulia Dolmatova,
Rani Birring, Kulvinder Birring, Ung Yiu Lin
& Mohd Azlan Iskandar. 6. Peter Davis,
Priscilla Yee & Chris Chia.
[7:30 pm] Champagne Wishes
The aptly named Adorn Floor of
Starhill Gallery was transformed into
a chic lounge to kick off Fashion Week,
its biggest fashion event of the year.
Leica photographed the socialites and
glitterati – people like Marion Caunter,
Serena C, Ung Yiu Lin, and Andrea
Fonseka – as they strutted into the
venue, where they then sipped from
flutes of Mumm Champagne and
Absolut Vodka cocktails out of highball
glasses. Tasty bite-sized canapés,
assembled by YTL’s corporate executive
master Chef Wai Look Chow, drifted
around the room, tying together the
whole Starhill Gallery experience of
fashion, food, and fun. The empty
catwalk was the centre of attention,
as guests took to their seats for a
front-row view of the fashion show.
[9:00 pm] Beats of the Byrd
At the end of the show, a diminutive
figure emerged from the curtains at
the end of the runway, introducing
herself as Arabyrd. KL’s hip hop darling
was a firecracker on the stage as she
performed songs like Drop It and LOV,
among others, to a captivated audience,
setting the party tone for the rest of
the evening.
[9:15 pm] Party Central
DJ Patricia Knudsen carried on the
celebration to the end of the night as
guests mingled, while others took to
creating their own dance floor around
the catwalk.
[ [
This event is really
nice. It’s always
great having people
from all around the
watch industry here
- Steve Clerici of
Global Feast
Text Flavia Galeotti
Specially invited foodies and media guests gathered at the Starhill Culinary
Studio in Starhill Gallery for the launch of A Perennial Feast. Penned by
Kim Inglis and photographed by Jacob Termansen, the coffee table book
takes readers on a visual and culinary journey through the various YTL
hotels and restaurants across the world, while documenting the local
vistas and specialty dishes of each hotel.
[6:45 pm] Lofty Cocktails
Muse Floor, Starhill Gallery’s upmost
level, teams with excited foodies
and media as they mingled and
patiently wait for the unveiling of the
newest project between Kim Inglis
and YTL Hotels, A Perennial Feast.
Canapés and cocktails float between
guests, as more and more people
arrive, filling the intimate space
of the Starhill Culinary Studio to
comfortable capacity.
[7:20 pm] Welcome and Thanks
Dato’ Yeoh Soo Min, Executive Director
of YTL Corporation Bhd, takes to the
podium to welcome one and all to this
exclusive event. She briefly introduces
the book, after which she shares some
stories of her own enjoyable dining
experiences in the YTL properties.
Author Kim Inglis follows with her own
speech, elaborating on her rationale
behind the title, saying she chose the
word ‘perennial’ because it means
enduring and long-lasting, “reflective
of the YTL organisation”.
1. Dato’ Yeoh Soo Min
and Kim Inglis officially
launch A Perennial
Feast. 2. Snow white
dancing prawns with hot
mayonnaise and honeyglazed walnuts
from Shook! Shanghai.
3. Chefs demonstrating
the preparation of the
first course. 4. Soft shell
crab maki and kaki
agebonoyaki from Gonbei
San, Kuala Lumpur.
5. Gariguette
strawberries in a
crunchy pastry with
light vanilla cream
from Muse Hôtel
Saint-Tropez, France.
6. Ian Pringle, Dato’
Yeoh Soo Min and
Kim Inglis. 7. Chef Wai
Look Chow (L-R) with
Chef Matthew Ona of
Shook! Shanghai, Chef
Mohd Zaide of
Shook! Starhill, Chef
Tommy Kuan of Gonbei
San and Chef Hemant
Dadlani of Pangkor
Laut Resort.
[7:40 pm] The Official Reveal
A red ribbon tied around the
enlarged framed cover of A
Perennial Feast is cut by Dato’ Yeoh
Soo Min and Kim Inglis, officially
launching the book in Malaysia.
[7:45 pm] A Food Safari
A four-course dinner caps off the
night where chefs from YTL properties
like the local Shook! Kuala Lumpur,
Gonbei San, Fisherman’s Cove, and
visiting international chefs from
Shook! Shanghai and Muse Hôtel de
Luxe Saint-Tropez, prepare dishes
highlighted in the book. Overseen by
YTL Corporate Executive Chef Wai Look
Chow, mouth-watering dishes like soft
shell maki and kaki agebonoyaki are
served, followed by a steamed fillet
of saltwater barramundi with roasted
eggplant and pumpkin sauce, pressed
chicken sautéed with grilled asparagus
and jasmine rice, culminating with a
strawberry dessert in a crunchy pastry
and light vanilla cream. This gourmet
experience gave the guests a chance
to experience the dishes they can
replicate at home with the adapted
recipes in the book, of which everyone
took home a copy as a token of thanks
from YTL for attending the evening
of excitement, good food and
wonderful company.
Top 10
Young Gun
Jewellery by Boucheron
Malaysian beauty, singer, songwriter and
entrepreneur Amanda Imani shares her
favourite things about Starhill Gallery.
Text Michelle Liong Photograph Marcus Wong
Handbag and
choker from
Christian Dior's
2013 collection.
nly 22, Amanda Imani
already wears many hats
– singer, writer, composer
and producer as well as an
entrepreneur who runs her
own recording studio, Amanda Imani
Productions Sdn Bhd. With two albums
under her belt – 2010’s eponymous
Amanda Imani and Yeah, the young
songstress also recently won the Best
Collaboration Award at the recent VOIZE
Independent Music Awards (VIMA) 2013,
held in Kuala Lumpur, for her song
I used to live in one of those
apartments right in front of Starhill in
the 1990s. I grew up in this area and
also studied in Bukit Bintang Girls’
School. That’s probably why I am
always around here in Starhill Gallery!
I also like the fact that it has all the
top-notch brands like Dior as well as
accessories that you can’t find in any
other shopping mall.
When it comes to family occasions,
Shook! restaurant will definitely be
our pick for light and hearty meals.
I like the way the food is served,
especially the meticulous attention to
the decorations and the portions are
just nice.
I also love the kebabs in Tarbush,
which is the house specialty. It’s rich
in ingredients and really delicious.
Once in a while, I will pamper myself
at BMIC Nail Spa Salon with a
manicure and pedicure. The place is
very cosy. Personally, I like the paraffin
treatment, which has this warm oilbased wax that keeps my skin smooth
and moisturised.
I like the ambience in SOHO, which is
where I usually get my hair makeover.
The stylists are really friendly and they
use only products that suit my hair.
I love shoes, which explains why I
have more shoes than clothes. I love
the shoes from Sergio Rossi because
of their unique designs. I like weird
designs, with studs on them, which I
find interesting. It’s the rock and roll
style that I am quite into now.
I like the latest animal pieces from
Boucheron, especially the Pegasus
ring, which I saw on the web. For
earrings, I like dangly pieces with
diamonds or something that’s simple
but bold and unique.
My favourite designer is Valentino
as it has a span of beautiful and
nice dresses to choose from. The
feminine designs are appealing and I
particularly love the vivid colours.
I love Armani/Casa! It's very
minimalistic and modern, with a touch
of gothic flair. I love how simple its
furniture is. It looks amazing under
dim lights.
I like something simple and classy
when it comes to watches; something
I can pair with almost anything and
one that would be good for day or
night. I guess I would have to say
Of Time
As the first watch fair of the year, it falls upon the Salon
International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) to set the
tone for 2013. Here are some shining examples of high
horology that will soon make their way to
Starhill Gallery.
Text Weng Sheng Thong
or timepiece connoisseurs and watch
journalists, 2013 kicked off with a bang
at the Salon International de la Haute
Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva. Despite
freezing blizzards that wrecked plenty
of mayhem in travel arrangements, the
forces of nature could not deny the visitors who got their
full and just satisfaction within the halls of the Palexpo
in Geneva.
Jaeger-LeCoultre marks its
180th anniversary with three
celebratory timepieces, including
the Master Grande Tradition
Gyrotourbillon 3 Jubilee (above).
Among the brands that were present at SIHH was
Audemars Piguet, who commemorated two decades of
the Royal Oak Offshore with the scintillating Royal Oak
Offshore Grande Complication. This 2013 novelty takes
high horology to an entirely new level, with its arsenal
of functions, including a minute repeater, split-second
chronograph and perpetual calendar complications,
housed within its generous 44mm titanium case.
Van Cleef & Arpels continues its
horological caprice with the Lady
Arpels Ballerine Enchantée, born of the
maison’s Poetic Complications line six
years ago.
On the other side of the Palexpo Hall, JaegerLeCoultre was abuzz with the excitement of its 180th
anniversary celebration. A trio of celebratory pieces
elicited awe, namely, the gorgeous Master Grande
Tradition Tourbillon Cylindrique à Quantième
Perpétual Jubilee , the sleek Master Ultra
Thin Jubilee and the mesmerisingly
beautiful flagship Master Grande Tradition
Gyrotourbillon 3 Jubilee . The star of the
collection, the Gryotourbillon 3 Jubilee
certainly succeeds in maintaining a timeless
classic air alongside a futuristically
cool vibe with its blued 14K gold
gyrotourbillon fitted snugly into its
complex yet elegant silver-toned dial
housed within a sleek 43.5mm extrawhite platinum case.
Never one to be outdone, Richard
Mille continued its otherworldly
streak with awesomely indestructible
timepieces conceived for the likes of
Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake, also known
as The Beast, and tennis’ Rafael Nadal, the
Spanish Bull. This year, the brand builds
on last year’s RM 056 to introduce the RM
56-01, encased purely in sapphire crystal like
its predecessor. This material, famous for its
difficulty to shape, rewards master craftsmen
like Richard Mille with unparalleled strength
and allows connoisseurs a clear view of the beautiful
titanium manual winding tourbillon movement within.
Continuing with the sporty theme is the ever-exuberant
IWC, which pulled all the stops this year as it entered
the adrenaline-fuelled world of Formula One with its
Ingenieur Constant-Force Tourbillon . This timepiece
certainly fulfills the criteria of a racing watch with its
immense durability from its platinum and
ceramic 46mm case and unrivalled precision
of its in-house Calibre 94800, featuring a
patented constant-force tourbillon.
1. Van Cleef & Arpels'
Lady Arpels Ballerine
Enchantée. 2. Piaget's
Emperador Coussin
Ultra-Thin Minute
Repeater. 3. Vacheron
Constantin's Patrimony
Contemporaine Lady
Gold Bracelet.
4. Richard Mille's
RM 56-01.
Renowned for its playful yet graceful
feminine pieces, Van Cleef & Arpels
continues its horological caprice with
the Lady Arpels Ballerine Enchantée,
b o r n o f t h e m a i s o n ’s P o e t i c
Complications line six years ago.
This 2013 piece draws inspiration
from a quote by Anna Pavlova:
“I’ve been dreaming that I was a
ballerina, and that I was spending
my whole life dancing as a butterfly”.
The Ballerine Enchantée captures this
image perfectly, where a simple press of
a pusher at 8 o’clock brings the ballerina’s
veil to life as it dances to indicate the
hours and minutes before fluttering
simultaneously back to their initial positions.
Forged of glorious pink gold and armed with
four sprung balances for maximum stability,
the Excalibur Quatuor by Roger Dubuis is a
rugged timepiece but blessed with contemporary and
elegant codes that the brand’s eponymous founder has
been lauded for throughout his august career. Panerai’s
5. Audemars Piguet's
Royal Oak Offshore
Grande Complication.
6. Montblanc’s Nicolas
Rieussec Rising Hours.
7. Baume & Mercier’s
Clifton 1830. 8. Excalibur
Quatuor by Roger Dubuis
Pocket Watch Tourbillon GMT
Ceramica , the brand’s firstever pocket watch, would
certainly look at home on the
strapping military figures of
yore – from whence its legend
first originated – with its titanic
59mm black ceramic case and
nautical chain. Encased within
the impenetrable ceramic shell
lies Panerai’s in-house P.2005/S
hand-wound movement, with a
tourbillon regulator for absolute precision.
If you’ve longed for a cure of the classic horological
affliction of watches erroneously changing their
dates at noon instead of at midnight, then
the panacea has arrived in the form
of Montblanc’s Nicolas Rieussec
Rising Hours . This day and night
c h ro n o g ra p h fe a t u re s t h e n ew
Calibre MB R220, which boasts a
patented mechanism consisting
of two rotating discs atop one
another, allowing the digital hour
display to differentiate between
night and day. Piaget, on the other
hand, has become synonymous
9. Panerai’s Pocket
Watch Tourbillon
GMT Ceramica.
10. IWC's Ingenieur
Panerai’s Pocket Watch Tourbillon GMT
Ceramica, the brand’s first-ever pocket watch,
would certainly look at home on the strapping
military figures of yore.
with ultra-thin elegance in recent years and the Swiss
watchmaker demonstrates why that is so with the
Emperador Coussin Ultra-Thin Minute Repeater. With
a thickness of a mere 9.4mm despite its 69 parts, this
exemplar of high horology stands proudly as the world’s
thinnest minute repeater.
If you long for the ‘good old days’ of the golden 1950s,
look no further than Baume & Mercier’s Clifton
1830 , a classical piece that has been reborn with a
contemporary feel, so you get the best of both worlds
without looking old fashioned. And, with Valentine’s Day
rolling around the corner after SIHH, love was in the air
as Vacheron Constantin presented a lovely platter of
ladies timepieces. What better gift for that special lady
than the Patrimony Contemporaine Lady Gold Bracelet
that comes in a feminine 36mm, 18K pink gold case with
a diamond-set bezel and lugs.
The arrival of the long-anticipated Grand Complication
by A Lange & Söhne was greeted with awe and wonder.
The Saxon watchmaker goes above and beyond the
call of duty to fulfil and surpass the vigorous demands
required of a grand complication timepiece. With only six
such timepieces in existence, nothing says bespoke quite
like a Grande Complication. With a grande sonnerie, a
perpetual calendar and a split-seconds chronograph
with flying seconds, it embodies all the values of
craftsmanship, technique and reverence for the heritage
of fine watchmaking that SIHH so proudly stands for.
t’s tough being Kimora Lee Simmons.
Away from the flashing lights and
adulation that accompany her
everywhere is a mother fiercely
protective of her children as well as
a businesswoman determined to make a
success of herself. “It’s not easy juggling
roles when you’re a working mother,” says
the mother of three. “You need to work very
hard to make sure that there’s a balance
between your responsibilities to your family
and your business.”
In Kuala Lumpur recently for the Malaysia
Formula One Grand Prix and the launch
of the Starhill Gallery Luxury Channel,
Simmons takes pride in the fact that, so
far, she has managed a certain degree
of success in both. “I think that I am a
In an exclusive interview, the fabulous model-turned-businesswoman
Kimora Lee Simmons talks about her work with youths, developing a
personal sense of style and her favourite things about Starhill Gallery.
Being a successful businesswoman has
certainly helped her devote resources to
this cause, not least of which is the Kimora
Lee Simmons Scholarship Trust at her alma
mater in St Louis, Missouri. From being
the driving force behind the fashion label
Baby Phat, Simmons is now focused on
developing the online fashion store Justfab
as well as The KLS Design Group. And it is
the latter’s recently launched skincare line,
Shinto Clinical, that she is most excited by:
“It’s inspired by Asian beauty treatments
and ingredients, and is all natural, so it’s
just the thing for every woman.”
While she works at being a good example
for youths, Simmons is not unaware of
her role as a style icon. “I love clothes that
are feminine, classical and colourful. Of
“I love clothes that are feminine,
classical and colourful. Of
course, you want to look good
but I think it’s important to
have fun with fashion.”
positive role model for my children and I
also believe that I can do the same for
youths everywhere, which is why I spend
a lot of time working with youth advocacy
organisations,” she says. “Children grow
up so fast these days and it can be difficult
coping with all the temptations the world
brings. I started modelling when I was 11,
so I know what it’s like growing up in those
course, you want to look good but I think
it’s important to have fun with fashion. It’s
about taking different styles and making it
your own,” she says. And being in Starhill
Gallery is such a pleasure for her, singling
out Valentino, Shiatzy Chen and Cavalli
as among her favourites. “I used to model
for Roberto Cavalli, you know,” she says,
reflectively. “It’s been quite a life.” Indeed it
has for the fabulous Kimora Lee Simmons.
Watch Bedat & Co Dress P.A.R.O.S.H. Jewellery Ceres All available at Starhill Gallery.
Glow With It
This Mother’s Day, why not consider pampering the most important
woman in your life with a therapeutic session or two at Starhill Gallery’s
luxurious Pamper Floor, home to some of the city’s best and most highlyregarded names in wellness and beauty? The Starhill magazine team tells
you just what to experience and where.
1. Kanebo Spa offers one
of the most luxurious
facials in the country.
Diana Khoo, Editor-in-Chief,
Starhill magazine.
The Experience: Quite possibly one
of the most luxurious facials in town,
Kanebo’s Impress Granmula Diamond
Aura facial treatment solely uses
skincare products from its exceedingly
high-end Impress Granmula series.
Just to give you an idea of how luxe it
is, Kanebo’s Impress Granmula cream,
the main element in this treatment, is
priced at a whopping RM4,600 per jar!
Based on the brand’s master skincare
technology, this treatment focuses
on giving you the most flawless face
achievable – and all in a few hours of
beyond-delicious facial therapy. Begin
with a salt foot bath scented with
essential oils as you sip hot peach
tea and nibble on dried apricots,
before being led to a treatment room
for the ritual to begin. My therapist,
Amanda Lu, had amazing hands
and her fingerwork was delicate, yet
effective. Even the dreaded extraction
process proved painless. I particularly
loved the product’s fragrance, which
contain the essence of over 20 types
of flowers and trees, while part of
the treatment also includes deep
shoulder and arm massages as well
as the most amazing facial massage
ever! Kanebo’s Impress Granmula
facial is a little like the fairytale of
Sleeping Beauty, where you fall into
a slumber and awake refreshed,
glowing, and lovely. It’s all too easy to
go on and on about this treatment but
there’s nothing like experiencing it for
yourself. The end result? Dewy skin, a
glowing thoroughly-cleansed visage
and an incredible lightness of being…
and all within two hours. Pretty darn
good, I must say.
The Bonus: A special offer is available
now, until further notice, where
guests may purchase Kanebo’s
Impress Granmula Diamond Aura
facial treatment at just RM688,
w i t h a t h re e - p i e c e G r a n m u l a
Luxurious Set worth RM600 given
free. You may also purchase 4
x I m p re ss G ra n m u l a D i a m o n d
A u ra fa c i a l s a t R M 2 , 5 7 2 w i t h
t wo m o re t re a t m e n t s g i ve n
complimentary as well as a
three-piece Granmula Luxurious
Charm Set thrown in, worth a total of
RM2,500. To book, tel: 03-21441218.
Chin himself might be available to do
your hair.
The Bonus: A special grooming
promotion is currently available just
at RM499. Choose from:
i) Cut & Digital Perm/Rebonding &
hair volume treatment;
ii) Cut & colour/ highlight & hair
volume care treatment;
i i i ) C u t & G K J u vex i n K e ra t i n
For bookings, tel: 03-2141 2977.
Giorgia Spencer, Marketing & PR
Intern, YTL Land.
The Experience: My two-hour W3
Rose Routine facial experience was
a delight, to say the least! It began
with a relaxing salt foot soak and a
head, neck and shoulder massage,
both of which guarantee to get you
in the spa frame of mind instantly.
The facial then began with the
application of Swiss formulation
products, including a bio-vegetal
enzyme peel using organic papaya
and pineapple enzymes, to slough
away dead skin cells gently.
After, my therapist Rosita used
luxurious rose cream essence to
treat me to a thoroughly enjoyable
facial massage session, said to
promote circulation, is rich in
anti-aging properties and works
e f fe c t i ve ly to b r i g h te n o n e ’s
complexion. You could say I was
in a relaxed trance-like state by
then! An ultrasonic machine was
then employed for a big oxygen
boost. To finish, the W3 essence
mask was applied, which is made
of silk and infused with a potent
serum of active ingredients,
to deeply hydrate skin while
working on reducing wrinkles
a n d re p a i r i n g a n y d a m a g e .
This ended with an application
of Beaubelle’s most effective
moisturiser, which was based on
my personal skin condition and
2. Get a special glamour
grooming session at Dick Chin
Hair Gallery. 3. A quick dip before
going for Donna Spa's famous
Excellent Donna Massage. 4.
Beaubelle's W3 Rose Routine is
deeply-pampering and relaxing.
5. IPL Skin Care Clinique's
Intense Pulsed Light removes
pigmentation, blemishes and
Fiona Oon, Marketing Executive,
type. The Bonus: Up until 31 May
2013, a special offer for the Gold
Facial Package is available, with 1
x 3D Gold Caviar firming and lifting
with free eye mask; 1 x 3D Rose
Routine whitening with free eye
mask and 1 x Ageless or Jubilation
hydrating/relaxing treatment with
free eye mask; priced at RM500
( n o r m a l p r i c e R M 1 , 1 1 0 ) . Fo r
bookings, tel: 03-2148 4898.
YTL Land.
T h e E x p e r i e n ce : D i c k C h i n i s
a fa mi l i a r na m e am on g K u al a
L u m p u r ’s we l l - co i f fe d s e t . A s
hairdresser to socialites, royalty
and prominent politicians, it’s
safe to say he’s the go-to man for
the ultimate soirees, events and
parties. From start till end, the Dick
Chin experience is all about being
pampered in style; even a routine
hairwash feels special! If your
tresses are looking a little stressed,
I'd highly recommend the GK Juvexin
Keratin treatment that'll have your
locks looking luscious in one fell
swoop. It's also ideal for coloured
or treated hair as it fully nourishes
and repairs hair damaged by overtreatment. The salon assistants are
also highly-professional and efficient
and, who knows, if you’re lucky, Dick
Rachel Yong, PR & Marketing Manager,
YTL Land.
The Experience: I’ve always enjoyed
the massages at Donna Spa but,
this time, chose to combine it with
a herbal hot compress treatment.
My session began with a relaxing
cup of hot ginger tea, followed by a
floral foot bath, enjoyed amidst the
spa’s beautiful and exotic Balinese
s u r ro u n d i n g s . I a l s o e n j o y e d
a herbal steam bath, followed
by a soak in the hydrotherapy
pool’s warm waters and a quick
invigorating dip in the cold plunge
pool, before my treatment proper
began. I loved the soothing warmth
of the herbal compress. Due to an
old slipped disc, I suffer recurrent
back and neck aches and this really
made me feel better and more
comfortable. After, my therapist
Ina gave me a full body massage
which lasted for a glorious 100
minutes. She is, without doubt, my
favourite therapist at Donna Spa, as
she instinctively knows just which
areas need extra attention or which
spots need a little extra finger work
or her firm sweeping strokes. As a
final treat, Ina gave me a quick scalp
massage as a sweet send-off. I’ve
tried out many spas before but this
is definitely one of my favourites!
The Bonus: Hot compress, flower
bath and scrub packages, each
lasting two hours and with a session
of Donna Spa’s famous Excellent
Donna Massage, are available at an
offer price of just RM390 (normal
price RM530-RM580). For bookings,
tel: 03-2141 8999.
Ho Shiau San, PR & Marketing
Executive, YTL Land.
The Experience: To be honest, I was
very intimidated at first as I had to
wear protective goggles and was told
that laser would be used to help fade
out existing scars and pigmentation
on my face. But I was immediately
put at ease by my experienced and
gentle therapist. My face was first
prepared by sessions of cleansing,
scrubbing, extraction and Intense
Pulsed Light (IPL), a non-invasive
treatment that penetrates the
skin’s outer layer to stimulate cell
growth and collagen formation
from within. It’s perfect if you have
spots caused by aging and sun
damage, pigmentation, blemishes
and wrinkles. The procedure turned
out to be painless and I am pleased
to report that my face turned out
visibly smoother and glowing,
even, afterwards. My colleagues
all remarked how my complexion
appeared to be luminous and bright,
and it’s a treatment I’d definitely
want to do again. I was also treated
to a hot stone massage and I walked
out of the salon thoroughly relaxed
and pleased with the results.
The Bonus: A special promotion is
on now at IPL Skin Care Clinique,
where there’s a special IPL first trial
offer at just RM299. Valid from 1
April – 30 June, 2013. For bookings,
tel: 03-2141 4277.
6. Get long lasting and great colour with
Soho's chromatics and hair treatment.
7. BMIC Nail Spa Salon offers quick and
professional services in a quiet corner of
Starhill. 8. Faceworks' face, neck and low
neck liposomes treatment is the perfect
lunch-hour pick-me-up.
Courtney Oei, Events Executive,
YTL Land.
The Experience: For two and a
half hours, I was pampered at Soho
Salon with its chromatics and hair
treatment. If you’re passionate about
beautiful hair colour, this is perfect
for you! Offering prismatic permanent
colour with zero ammonia and odour,
it is particularly ideal for mums as
it offers 100 per cent grey coverage,
with radiant reflection and vibrancy.
My session began with a wash and
rinse, with the chromatics treatment
done in between, as well as a short
steam session for the colour extend
mask treatment to really penetrate
into the hair. If you like fashion
colours, this should last for three to
four months, while natural colours
can last up to six months. It’s a
pampering hair care session that
promises to inject each strand with
great colour that lasts amazingly long.
The Bonus: From April to June
2013, Soho is offering a special
chromatics and hair treatment priced
from RM398 to RM498, depending
o n h a i r le n g t h ( n o r m a l p r i ce
RM650 to RM850). For bookings,
tel: 03-2144 9993.
Yulia Dolmatova, PR & Marketing
Director, YTL Land.
The Experience: I tried the signature
mani-pedi and thought the service
was very good indeed. The session
began with a hand and foot scrub,
followed by a mask, which was
very nicely done. I also appreciate
that they use OPI products, which
have all the latest colours, and is
located in a quiet corner of Starhill
Gallery, so you don’t have to worry
about passers-by looking in at you.
The manicurists here are all very
professional and efficient, so all you
really need to do is relax or watch a
bit of television while they work on
your nails. You are served cups of hot
green tea and it’s really a lovely place
to get your grooming done discreetly
and quickly, so, in no time, you can
be up and on your way.
The Bonus: A special promotion
is currently on-going, where a 20
per cent discount is offered on the
following: intensive spa manicure
– RM176 (normal price RM220); OPI
spa pedicure – RM160 (normal price
RM200) and Brazilian waxing – RM120
(normal price RM150). For bookings,
tel: 03-2148 1818.
application of a cream from Dermclar’s
virtual mesotherapy transdermal line,
you can literally feel the uplifting effects
even as the treatment is underway.
The products are also packed with a
collagen boost and anti-oxidants, giving
your face immediate improvement in
elasticity, resilience and moisture levels.
Even my facial pores have shrunk. I
liken it to Botox without needles. It’s
been two weeks already and I still see
the effects!
Rachel Yong, PR & Marketing Manager,
YTL Land.
The Experience: If you’re looking for
the perfect lunch-hour pick-me-up,
Faceworks’ face, neck and low neck
liposomes treatment would be it. You
don’t even have to change out of your
work clothes. All you do is lie down on
the treatment couch and, after half an
hour, walk out with an immediate glow
that can last for up to a month! Using
a blend of radio frequency and the
The Bonus: The month of April offers
several treats for Faceworks clients,
including its brand-new Glam & Glow
signature facial, featuring Dermclar
Biological Face Serum and SRS Eco2
MASK, at just RM488 (normal price
RM650). You may also buy five RF Antiage Treatments with five or 10 Virtual
Mesotherapy Transdermal liposome
ampoules at only RM2,988 (normal price
RM3,940) and RM4,488 (normal price
RM4,988) respectively. For bookings, tel:
03-2144 0080.
In all shapes, colours and sizes, these fabulous
handbags and accessories are the arm candy
to sport this season.
Stylist Max Mak Photographer Eric Chow Hair David Shaw Makeup Geraldine Loy Model Morgane/Base Model
Creamy knee-length
dress with braid detail,
Khoon Hooi, Red bow
leather tote bag,
RedValentino, Chilli
red patent heels,
Casadei @ Antoinette.
Orange sequin top and
peplum belt, Khoon
Hooi, Lace jacket and
pencil skirt, Shiatzy
Chen, Long clutch,
M Missoni, Black
lace pointy-toe heels,
Cesare Paciotti @
White dress
with floral print,
Plaited belt, Khoon
Hooi, Pastel yellow
satchel, Kenzo,
Red leather clutch,
REDValentino, Pink
pointy-toe heels,
Shiatzy Chen.
Ruffle sleeve blouse
and slim cut pants,
REDValentino, Neonstriped black clutch,
Casadei @ Antoinette,
Sling bag M Missoni,
Turquoise leather
clutch with gold
buckle, Sergio Rossi.
Boxer cut sleeve
jacket and pencil skirt
with ruffles, Khoon
Hooi, Striped clutch,
M Missoni, Striped
sling bag with lips
buckle, M Missoni,
Red suede platform
heels, Vicini @
Printed dress, M Missoni,
see-through leather tote bag
by NSEW @ Antoinette, dark
green leather bag with jade
handle, Shiatzy Chen.
Printed dress,
M Missoni, 3-tone
suede platform
heels, Sergio Rossi,
Yellow leather tote
bag with jade handle,
Shiatzy Chen.
Military see-through
blouse, Shiatzy Chen,
Vintage denim pants,
McQ Alexander
McQueen, Buckingham
Clutch by NSEW @
Antoinette, pink leather
tote bag, Sergio Rossi,
Blue and gold heels,
Shiatzy Chen.
The cold season’s over and so is the
need for hearty, warming winter fare.
The spring and summer months are
all about reawakening, growth and an
availability of new foods, thus demanding
a lighter, fresher palate. Here, six culinary
personalities from Starhill Gallery’s popular
food and beverage establishments share
their favourite drinks and dishes befitting
the season.
Photography Law Soo Phye Art Direction & Styling Yvonne Low
Location Starhill Culinary Studio
Chai Chee Loong
Chinese Chef, Shook!
“In Chinese cuisine, winter fare tends to be very heavy and
nourishing… very po, as the Cantonese would say. So, this dish
of simple stir-fried bamboo shoots with shitake mushrooms
and carrots is an ideal springtime entrée. It’s very refreshing
and light. Also, spring bamboo shoots, which we import from
China, are particularly delicious and contain detoxifying and
slimming properties – perfect after several long, cold winter
months. I’d recommend having this with traditional Chinese
flower teas, like lily-jasmine. A perfect match, in my opinion!”
Tommy Kuan
Head Chef, Gonbei
“This dish of yellowtail carpaccio, studded with little beads
of ikura (salmon roe), accompanied by servings of fresh
kampachi belly, toro and salmon sashimi is one of Gonbei’s
most requested items. I like the simplicity and presentation of
it. Few things can beat the purity and flavour of fresh seafood
and I think this captures the essence of spring and summer
cuisine to me. If you like, it can also be enjoyed with a serving
of green tea noodles, or cha soba, served, preferably, on a
bed of cracked ice – a fantastic dish, particularly in a humid
tropical climate like Malaysia’s. A glass of chilled saké or
shochu to match would be all you’d really need for this.”
Tony Hoyle
Group Pastry Chef,
YTL Hotels
“I’m from England originally, so two things that spell spring
to me instantly would be elderflower and rhubarb. There’s
elderflower cordial, jelly and even battered elderflower fritters
to enjoy! Here, I’ve presented the two ingredients together
in my version of a deconstructed trifle. There’s elderflower
cream with vanilla, a raspberry jam roll, poached rhubarb,
squares of elderflower and raspberry jelly and a scoop of
vanilla custard ice cream served on red velvet crumble. This
dish isn’t on any of the dessert menus yet but is available upon
request. It’s all very spring indeed!”
Wai Look Chow
Corporate Executive Chef, Feast Village
“I base all the dishes I create on the basic principles of
structure, contrast and taste. For this dish, which I’ve
christened Texture-Taste-Temperature, I wanted to capture the
idea of the earth reawakening after a long, cold winter. Also,
they are super-rich in starch and have fantastic flavour during
the cool season of spring. Here, I’ve used an assortment of
root vegetables and plant roots prepared in various forms,
temperatures and textures, just like the dish’s name suggest:
lily bulb sashimi, Yukon Gold potato espuma, confit of red
taproot, kabocha mash, lotus root chips, horseradish puree,
celeriac gelato, glazed ninjin ball and jeweled yam puff. You
could also call this a study in organic spring root vegetables.”
Mohd Zaidi
Bartender, Village Bar
“When the weather gets warmer, nothing beats an ice-cold
refresher. These are some of the more popular cocktails at the
Village Bar and they are all quite different from each other, yet
share the same elements of lightness, colour and punches of
flavour. There’s the Campari Mojito, a light and lovely mix of
Campari, mint and sparkling water, while the Blue Hawaiian
features blue curacao, white rum and the tropical touch of
lime. The prettiest one that brings springtime to mind, for me
personally, is Think Pink – a cocktail made using Gekkeikan
sake, Cointreau, cranberry juice and a dash of orange bitters
– which, due to its soft pink colour, particularly reminds me of
sakura season in Japan, the perfect picture of spring.”
Ahmad Haidzir
Grill Chef, Shook!
“I had the privilege to be based at the Muse Hôtel de Luxe in
Saint-Tropez, a YTL Hotel, for six months last year and this
dish is inspired from my time there. I worked at the Muse in
spring and summer, and I remember enjoying fresh peaches
in various forms – fresh, served alongside cooked meats and
hot dishes as well as in desserts, like sabayon and crème
Catalan. This dish is not on Shook!’s regular menu but is
available upon request. Here, I’ve paired caramelised slices
of fresh peach to be served alongside roasted lamb loin
and vanilla mashed potatoes. This dish not only represents
spring and summer for me, but also brings back wonderful
memories of my work experience in heavenly Saint-Tropez.”
Location: LG1
Tel: 03 - 2719 8535
Location: LG2
Tel: 03 - 2141 8973
Location: LG5
Tel: 03 - 2782 3850
Location: LG6
Tel: 03 - 2143 2189
Location: LG7
Tel: 03 - 2143 9778
Location: LG8
Tel: 03 - 2782 3852
Location: LG9
Tel: 03- 2141 7857
03- 2141 7854
Location: LG10
Tel: 03 - 2782 3848
Location: LG11
Tel: 03 - 2148 1398
Location: LG12
Tel: 03 - 2782 3856
Location: LG15
Tel: 03 - 9076 5633
Location: LG16
Tel: 03 - 2144 6393
Location: SHC/T11
Tel : 03-2145 3385
Location: G2(A)
Tel: 03- 2141 1064
Location: G2(B)
Tel: 03-2141 1348
Location: G3
Tel: 03 - 2144 4669
Location: G4 & G5
Tel: 03 - 2144 1799
Location: G9
Tel: 03- 2141 6177
Location: G12
Tel: 03 - 2148 2669
Location: UG6&7
Tel: 03- 2148 9488
Location: UG31
Tel: 03- 2143 2669
Location: G15B & C
Tel: 03- 2142 8669
Location: UG8&9
Tel: 03- 2144 7688
Location: UG32
Tel: 03 - 2141 2881
Location: G15A & G16
Tel: 03 - 2144 0035
Location: UG15(A)
Tel: 03 - 2144 0669
Location: UG33
Tel: 03- 2142 0675
Location: S2
Tel: 03 - 2141 4277
Location: G17
Tel: 03 – 2145 4828
Location: UG15(B)
Tel: 03 - 2148 0830
Location: UG34(A)
Tel: 03- 2141 8848
Location: S2 (A)
Tel: 03 - 2144 2025
Location: G19 & 23
Tel:03 - 2710 2525
Location: G29(A)
Tel: 03 - 2148 9488
Location: G20,21, 26-28
Tel: 03 - 2143 1886
Location: G22 & 25
Tel: 03 - 2144 1799
Location: G31
Tel: 03 - 2148 9966
Location: G32
Tel: 03 - 2144 4844
Location: UG16
Tel: 03 - 2144 3668
Location: UG16A
Tel: 018 - 332 1368
›Maitres du Temps
Location: UG17
Tel: 03 - 2143 1268
Location: UG19 & 24
& UG34
Tel: 03- 2141 8836
Location: UG21
Tel: 018-605 0220
Location: UG21(A)
Tel: 03-2148 7115
Location: G33
Tel: 03 – 2148 3050
Location: UG22 & 25
Tel: 03- 2148 0388
Location: G34
Tel: 03- 2142 9595
›Truefitt & Hill
(Coming Soon)
Location: UG23
Location: G35A
Tel: 03 – 2719 8550
Location: G36
Tel: 03- 2144 2848
Location: UG1
Tel: 03- 2141 9021
Location: UG2
Tel: 03- 2141 3273
Location: UG3
Tel: 03- 2141 1413
Location: UG4&5
Tel: 03 - 2141 3818
Location: UG26
Tel: 03 - 2142 1669
Location: UG27
Tel: 03- 2148 5663
Location: UG29
Tel: 03 – 2144 8639
Location: UG30C
Tel: 03- 2141 7171
Location: UG30B
Tel:03-2148 3995
Location: UG30(A)
Tel: 03 - 2142 9633
Location: F1 - F3
Tel: 03 - 2710 3803
Location: F4
Tel: 03 - 2782 3803
›ANGUS HOUSE Location: F8 - 11
Tel: 03- 2145 6015
Location: F12
Tel: 03 - 2145 8081
Location: T2(B)
Location: T3
Tel: 03 - 2142 1268
Location: T5
Tel: 03- 2141 1868
Location: S4
Tel: 03- 2144 9993
›YTL Home & Platinum
Plus Lounge
Location: T5
Tel : 03-2782 3888
Location: S12
Tel: 018 - 3310 782
Location: S12(A)
Tel: 03 - 2141 4828
Location: S16
Tel: 03 - 2144 0080
Location: F16
Tel: 03- 2144 6989
Location: F17
Tel: 03- 2148 9879
Location: F18
Tel: 03- 2142 6032
Location: F19
Tel: 03 - 2710 3808
Location: F39
Tel: 03 - 2143 1911
Location: T1
Tel: 03- 2145 2576
03- 2142 9337
Location: S3
Tel: 03- 2710 3388
Location: S15
Tel: 03-2148 4898
Location: F15
Tel: 018-332 1288
Location: F42
Tel: 03- 2782 3835
Location: S5-S11
Tel: 018- 620 2180
Location: F5 & F6
Tel: 03 – 2141 8813
Location: F40
Tel: 03- 2144 1941
›Heritage Du The
Location: S1
Tel: 03 - 2141 6177
› Starhill Culinary Studio
Location: FF1(A)-F11
Tel: 03-2782 3810.
›JW Marriott
Conference Centre
Location: FF12
Location :SHC/T1
Tel: 03-2141 6688
Tel: 018-6341942
Location: S17
Tel: 03 - 2142 1397
Location: SHC/T10
Tel: 03-2141 9336
COLLEGE OF HOTEL Tel: 03- 2148 1818
Location: SHC/T12
Location: S20 & S27
Tel: 03- 2141 8999
Starhill Gallery
181, Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Location: S21 - S25
Tel: 03 - 2144 1218
Starhill Concierge:
+603 - 2782 3800
Location: S26
Tel: 03- 2141 2977
Location: S28-37
03 - 2148 2200