SINGAPORE (May 8): A burning tribute

When we first looked at these candles by Dolce&Gabbana we knew that there is no way we will burn them. These scented candles are made and hand painted by Sicilian artisans with each candle a story to tell. For example, the story of the “Sicilian heads” is an ancient and fascinating one — especially those of Caltagirone, a small town with ancient Greek and Arab influences and a production centre of pottery. The bright and vivid colours used here are a tribute to the many beauties of Sicily. Faces of women and men in ceramic are decorated with crowns, lemons, exotic prickly pears and delicate ornamental motifs.

A click away

Shopping at a mall may not be possible for now, but do it online with Louis Vuitton and give yourself a treat. The selection is wide: You can choose from bags, dinnerware, candles, jewellery, watches, music box (pictured) and so much more — all just a click away. Discover a whole universe of luxury items at www. louisvuitton.com. Customers can also contact Client Services at 6788 3888 should they wish to speak to a client advisor.

Home beauty care

If there is ever a time to take charge of your beauty regime, now is the time. Invest in LG Pra.L, a range of premium home beauty by LG Electronics Singapore. Some of the devices you might want to consider are Dual Cleanser, Galvanic Ion Booster, Total Life Up Care, and Derma LED Mask — to cleanse, nourish, firm and brighten your skin from within. You can now inject a luxurious facial treatment into your skincare regime, without leaving your home.

Get bag to work

With “circuit breaker” measures easing, it will be a matter of time before we will be back at work. For that first day back, you will need a signature handbag and we are in love with the Guirlande de Cartier bag, which has eight facets cleanly cut into thick and supple calfskin featuring a golden frieze. The same attention to detail is given to the making of each bag as it does for the Maison’s great jewellery-making tradition.

Cooking for a cause

With no tourists in sight, the staff at Thai villa estate Samujana on Koh Samui have come together to help the locals living around the property. Recently the Samujana team partnered with the village chief Khun Vitaya to bring 150 meals of Thai ‘Moo/Kai Pad Krapow’ (rice with pork or chicken), as well as 200 bottles of water to disadvantaged people living in the villages of Plai Laem and Bophut, where many have lost their jobs and are going hungry. The plan is to increase this to 250 meals that they will serve to locals at least three times a week.

The future looks bright

Find your inner peace in this time of turmoil and uncertainty with the Swarovski Symbolic Collection of jewellery pieces that feature meaningful meditation-inspired motifs. The Tree of Life, for example, is designed with its roots and branches extending towards the earth and the heavens. A symbolic meaning that transcends religions and cultures. It also represents a fresh start on life, positive energy, good health and a promising future. 

Treat yourself

Spa Esprit launches a range of self-care products that will uplift your mood as you stay home and work. Try the Plantation shower gel made by infusing a special blend of essential oils for ultimate healing. Spa Esprit Plantation Shower Gel is available at https://beautyemporium.shop/ for $39.