Thought I packed it all but no no (Taken with Instagram)
On a recent business trip to Thailand we had the pleasure of stopping over for a few nights at the Mantra Samui. An eighty-eight room brand spanking new property with a view to die for.
Mantra Samui is a trendy 5-star hotel with a management thinking outside the box. Other than the spectacular, panoramic views from the 76(!) square meter rooms, Mantra Samui boasts an oversized infinity pool, a proper gym (with equally breathtaking views) a yoga studio, and two restaurants with exquisite Thai and western cuisine.
If you’re 30 or 40 something, want to do the Thai islands and feel like avoiding the backpacker-crowd, I couldn’t think of a better place to play.
The bar is the best stocked one on the island (thorough research was made) and the staff will treat you royally.
To sum it up: Mantra Samui in no-doubt Stockholm-Dubai endorsed.
We love Denmark, we also love Danes, and many of the products that they are gracing us with. So when rumor hit us that our trusted HiFi supplier Bang & Olufsen was branching out by launching a daughter company that is teaming up with young creatives, from all walks of life (designer walks that is) to make funky standalone sound systems we were very excited.
Now the first product has now seen the light of day, the B&O Play, BEOLIT 12, an Airplay compatible 21st century boombox. We have not yet had the chance to try out the sound quality but judging from the mother companies previous record, we have no doubts it will be divine, and for the design…we say A-OK!
You might think that your city has a leg up on our city when it comes to delicatesse’s originating from cerdo’s due to the religious nature of the region. That might have been true until the french teamed up with their neighbor in the south the Spaniards and with some help from some black legged pigs we are almost at par.
At Galeries Lafayette, behind those frosted doors hides a gold mine for the pata negra lover, it will dig a decent hole in your wallet but we can assure you it is certainly worth it, for 7k AED (~$1.9k) the leg is yours, for that kind of marbels they will throw in a wooden stand for your kitchen counter. Enjoy.
Another advice from your friends at Stockholm-Dubai on how to look like a pro in your apron, as you probably have figured we are all about the gear and having good looking pots and pans can make the difference between foe and pro, few cooking gear is better looking then the classic, Le Creuset. The french know how to look good in the kitchen, and this orange cast iron thing of beauty is perfect for a boeuf bourguignon but as you can see works well even for a simple bolognese. In Dubai they can be picked up at Tavola.