Still looking for a Christmas gift? Try picking something from Clarins’ selection of exquisite plant-powered skincare, make- up, and body care gift sets. The selection includes the Double Serum set; the Beautiful Lips Collection; the Spa at Home Collection; My Clarins Holiday Essentials for the younger ones; and finally the ClarinsMen Hydration Holiday Essentials.

Floating on Cloud 9

Miss having a soothing massage in Bali? The next best thing is to have your very own private masseuse. Cloud 9’s massage therapists will drop by your place and turn your room to a spa complete with fresh linen, aromatherapy oils, soothing music, house-blend massage oils and even a comforting cup of warm tea. Cloud 9 offers a wide range of massages that range from the popular Swedish version, to deep tissue massage, sports and even prenatal. For whatever type of massage you choose, a therapist will be selected to meet your needs. Prices start from $139. To book a session, call or text +65 9432 2223.

Global store

The Jungle Emporium, which launched in November, is a travel- inspired lifestyle boutique by Juliane Bailey. Its online shopping site is filled with a selection of handcrafted decor, jewellery, fashion and furniture passionately curated from all corners of the globe by Bailey. She is a nomad and trendsetter who has worked in fashion journalism and marketing in Hamburg, Venice and New York. Check out the full collection at www., or on Instagram (@thejungleemporium) and Facebook (search for thejungleemporiumsingapore).

Design codes

Tod’s has launched its first chapter in a series of sneakers — the No_Code X and No_Code X High Top, designed by Yong Bae Seok, who was inspired by the work of Italian architect and designer Mario Bellini. The TOTEM Brionvega, a cubed modular furniture that is also a stereo system, was a main source of inspiration. The shoes come in black or white, and are available at www.tods. com/ww-en/tods-no-code.html.

Coming home

Versace’s Holiday Collection is perfect for the proud home owner. The choices are plentiful, from travel mugs to bathrobes customised with the names of you and your loved ones. There are a multitude of fashion and lifestyle products from the Versace universe that’ll make perfect gifts even for those who have everything.


Be bold

Uniqlo launches a holiday collection in collaboration with Finnish design house Marimekko. Perfect for anyone who loves Marimekko, the collection features its warm and spirited bold prints combined with Uniqlo’s design. The collection also has kids’ items in delightful prints, and each outfit can be worn on its own or layered.

Bring your own bag

Watsons wants to help to save the planet with a campaign to reduce the use of plastic bags. The #SayNoToPlasticBags trend encourages us to bring our own bags when we go shopping. To this end, Watsons has rolled out its stylish, non-woven reusable bags at $1.20 each to encourage customers to cut down their consumption of plastic bags. So, do your part by using this bag made of 100% recyclable plastic (polypropylene) that is known for its durability.