City Secrets Bangkok

Think it?s all honey-money, kiss-bang and backpacks? Not on your nelly. Bangkok is one amazing, style-conscious city, heaving with exquisite things to buy, taste and experience. So, why not let LUXE spice up your life and lead you by the hand, while you take a big juicy bite of The Big Mango? Whether you want to sip tea in a secret country garden in the heart of the city, or stay in a beautiful former royal residence by the river, LUXE Bangkok has got it down. Why not have your own ravishing silk, hand-woven to order; tailor-make leather cushions, boxes, shoes and bags; or have stupendous Blue Vanda Orchids delivered to your hotel suite ready for you to fly home? If it?s cutting edge modern art in a beautiful old teak house, or arriving in style at Asia?s most stunning rooftop restaurant in a chauffeur-driven, mint condition classic Mercedes, you?ve totally hit the grandslam. Just add cash and stand well back? LUXE Bangkok. Love you longtime.

Think it?s all honey-money, kiss-bang and backpacks? Not on your nelly. Bangkok is one amazing, style-conscious city, heaving with exquisite things to buy, taste and experience. So, why not let LUXE spice up your life and lead you by the hand, while you take a big juicy bite of The Big Mango?

 

 

Whether you want to sip tea in a secret country garden in the heart of the city, or stay in a beautiful former royal residence by the river, LUXE Bangkok has got it down. Why not have your own ravishing silk, hand-woven to order; tailor-make leather cushions, boxes, shoes and bags; or have stupendous Blue Vanda Orchids delivered to your hotel suite ready for you to fly home? If it?s cutting edge modern art in a beautiful old teak house, or arriving in style at Asia?s most stunning rooftop restaurant in a chauffeur-driven, mint condition classic Mercedes, you?ve totally hit the grandslam. Just add cash and stand well back?
 
LUXE Bangkok. Love you longtime.
 
 
SHOP
 
 
One Stop Shop, Check out Lotus Arts De Vivre- the Last word in Bijouterie and Manop Rachote; Stunning Accessories for the diserning. Boxes, chests and frames in Python, Shagreen, Leather and Trad Handweave and Mother of Pearl, plus cerams and cufflinks. 21/1 Soi Ruamrudee/ Ploenchit Rd/ 2254 3438,Manop-Rachote.com and Jim Thompson Factory Outlet for mountains of  Bolt end  remnants and one- off Kaftans and accessories. Check them out in the main store and get code numbers and have them call the outlet to save a stack. If not, just rock up and stock up. 153 Sukhumvit  Soi 93/02 332 6530/ Main Shop  at 9 Surawong Road / 02 632 8100, jimthompson.com.
 
 
 
 
EAT - Above Eleven
 
 
 

Missed the plane to Peru? Fret not. You can still savour spicy ajies (Peruvian chilies) at Bangkok?s newest rooftop hotspot Above Eleven, featuring Nikkei (Peruvian-Japanese fusion) specialties in the heart of the Big Mango. With a million dollar view above bustling Sukhimvit 11 and a lush, landscaped interior as elaborately designed as Central Park, Above Eleven brings a fresh spin to picnicking in the park, all while taking 120-year-old Nikkei flavours to new heights, literally. So take a quick toddle through the labyrinthine indoor gardens, then with ceviche and anticucho at the ready and cocktail in hand, head to the balcony and enjoy the view!

33rd Floor, Fraser Suites Sukhumvit, Sukhumvit Road, Soi 11. T: +66 2 207 9300. W:aboveeleven.com 
 
 
PARTY- Bed SupperClub
 
 
 
Stunning Sci-Fi Dolly, Recline/Dine one side, or shake you dish Mary on the other. 
26 Sukhhumvit Soi 11/ 02 651 3537/ bedsupperclub.com
 
 
SLEEP- Seven
 
 
 

Artsy, vibrant, and laid back are the names of the game at this petite bed and breakfast. Perfectly placed, just off happening Sukhumvit Soi 31, yet tucked away and intimate, this funkster provides respite from the heat of the streets as you step into the cool white lobby, via the raspberry red pond surrounding the entrance. Inside, you?ll find six individually-themed rooms, each inspired by a day of the week, and their associated colour and god of the planets, per ancient Indian astrology. The theme colour is manifested in the Thai-inspired murals and decorative accents against minimalist white walls, furniture, and in the bathrooms, which all come with door-free, walk-in rain showers. 

Outside your digs you?ll find the last ?room? in the house, the Seventh Heaven bar, where you can flop on a sunken seating area and have a tipple around the communal table (the best way to get to know your fellow guests), or take the beverages up to the rooftop or the garden patio. You can also dine anywhere on the property ? breakfast is included, and at other times they can order you Italian, Thai, Japanese or Indian from the menus of four restaurants nearby. There mightn?t be a pool or a spa, but the friendly vibe and personalised service are what keeps jaded chain hotel-dwellers coming back ? upon arrival, you?ll be equipped with a local mobile phone and SIM, pre-programmed with telephone numbers for the town?s hottest restaurants, bars and clubs, as well as useful contacts like the concierge, so while you?re out and about, they?ll still be on hand for anything from translation to finding a manicurist. If you can?t stay with your clued-in local friends, this is the next best thing.

 
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