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Travel: Andaz Tokyo

DAMAN Andaz Tokyo Hotel

HIGH ON TOKYO. Andaz Tokyo (1-23-4, Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan; +81 3 6830 1234; occupies six of the top eight floors of a 52-story wing-shaped tower in Toranomon, a business and embassy district located in Tokyo’s prestigious Minato Ward. At the 52nd floor … [Read more...]

Travel: The Ritz-Carlton Kyoto

Garden Terrace Suite2

KYOTO CALLING. Kyoto draws no less than 50 million visitors annually to discover the rustic city and its 17 Unesco World Heritage Sites.   Taking this into account is The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto (Kamogawa Nijo-Ohashi Hotori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan; +81 75 746 5555;, … [Read more...]

Fashion Spread: Louis Vuitton in Japan


TOKYO DRIFT. Louis Vuitton men are not merely travelers; they are also explorers. Bringing Americana pieces to the foreground against a contrasting backdrop of Japan, DA MAN proves that when it comes to fashion, the wild west could hold its own aces. Three-button cotton jersey jacket with … [Read more...]

Travel: Grand Nikko Bali

One Bedroom Villa - Pool & Gazebo

GRAND NEW DAY. The Nikko Bali Resort and Spa in Nusa Dua became the first hotel in the Nikko Hotels and Hotel JAL City family to earn the distinction of “Grand Nikko” (Jl. Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Bali; +62 361 773 377; www. The name change reflects the resort’s … [Read more...]

Restaurant Review: Katsusei


CRUNCHY CRAVE. Although Japanese fare is sufficiently widespread on Jakarta’s culinary map, discovering one that tastes like the origin is rather hit-and-miss. Among the few which serve authentic flavors is Katsusei (Sentral Senayan 1, Basement floor, Jl. Asia Afrika no. 8, Jakarta; +62 … [Read more...]

Book Review: Scott Schuman’s The Sartorialist: Closer


UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL. While the name Scott Schuman might not be familiar to you, if you follow fashion on the Internet, then you no doubt know about his wildly popular blog … [Read more...]