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As we enter yet another week of curfews, closures, and staying home, it seems this new state of being is here to stay. The question, then, is this: how do we as a society, plan to move forwards, and push through these trying times? As Society’s Luxury Authority, we at Prestige continue doing our utmost to provide you with indispensable content, all especially tailored to keep you safe, healthy, and informed from the comforts of your home.

Hence, the birth of this new column: Prestige How-To. Taking place of our weekly Prestige Planner series, this column is designed to provide you with all the most exciting recipes, activities, and pampering outlets for you to try throughout the week, as we all dutifully stay in to flatten the coronavirus curve. From how to recreate the most iconic dishes behind some of our favourite five-star hotels, to how you can perform your own professional facial at home before your next conference call, we hope these fun tutorials can inspire you to stay creative, positive, and hopeful during your self-isolation.

 

Perform a professional facial.

Image: Courtesy of Unsplash.

As we’re faced with Covid-19 curfews, a lot of us are beginning to fret over the closing of our favourite beauty parlours. For those beginning to miss those regular trips to the dermatologist, or evening spa sessions, fret not. Kanebo has recently released a set of simple, straight-foward tips for those looking to perform their own professional facials from the comforts of home. Whether you’re getting your face ready for that upcoming conference call, or simply looking for a  way to unwind before bed, we’ve rounded up the steps for you below.

Step 1

Using the Kanebo AW Massage cream, place the tips of your fingers beneath your eyebrows and press gently. Slowly, glide your fingers across your eyes. 

Step 2

Apply a small amount of pressure on your middle finger, and press downwards, along the sides of your nose. Gently slide your fingers outwards over your cheeks, towards your ears.

Step 3

Starting from the tip of your chin, press gently and pull downwards, moving your hands up towards your ears. 

Step 4

Place your hands over your face, and gradually slide them towards your ears. 

After applying the warm-up massage technique, follow the diagrams below to complete your facial.

To find out more, visit kanebo.co.th.

 

Make the legendary Waldorf Salad.

For those who know, there’s something rather iconic about the Waldorf salad. Quintessentially American, and incredibly simple, the dish has somehow maintained its repute throughout the years. While it’ll be awhile before we fly over to try the original iteration at The Waldorf Astoria New York, the prototypical recipe has recently been made public, for us to try recreating in our own kitchens. Here’s what you need to do.

What you need:

A medium-ripe apple

A chopped stalk of celery

Mayonnaise (1 /4 cup)

Bite-size lettuce bits (2 cups)

Salt and pepper

How to make it:

Remove the apple peel, cut it into halves, and remove the core. Slice the apple into quarter inch-thick bites. Separate four of the slices from the group, and cut the rest into thin strips. Place your celery, mayonnaise, and apple strips into a bowl, and season with salt and pepper. Finally, place the four apple slices, and extra lettuce over the top. 

To find out more, visit waldorfastoria3.hilton.com.

Cook a serving of Michelin-star worthy Kung Pao Chicken.

Famed for an award-winning selection of dishes — inspired, of course, by the iconic Peking Duck among other regional favourites across China — Michelin-starred Jing Yaa Tang restaurant at The Opposite House Beijing is renowned for authentic Chinese flavours, prepared using the finest ingredients. While we probably won’t be able to personally make a visit for another while at best, the culinary team have put together a couple of delectable recipes that we can all try ourselves at home! Brush up on your cooking, and try your hand at making their fragrant Kung Pao Chicken, following the recipe we’ve summed up for you below.

What you need:

Chicken thigh (20g)

Diced green onion (50g)

Cooked peanuts (25g)

Cooked cashew nuts (25g)

Sliced garlic (5g)

Sliced ginger (5g)

Dried chilli (5g)

You’ll also need the following seasoning groups:

Group A: Salt (2g), rice wine (5g), sugar (1g), egg (1/ 3), corn flour (6g)

Group B: Sugar (30g), salt (3g), rice vinegar (50g), corn flour (10g)

How to make it:

1 Using the seasoning in group A, mix and pickle the diced chicken thigh.

2 Heat your oil in a wok, and fry the pickled chicken and diced green onion until cooked.

3 Cook the sliced garlic and ginger, and dry the red chilli portions first, before adding the cooked chicken and onion. Stir-fry the cooked peanuts, cashew nuts, and add the seasoning in group B.

For the best flavours, The Opposite House’s culinary team recommends you cook the fried chicken for a minute to elevate the taste, and to turn off the fire while adding the nuts, in order to keep them crispy. 

To find out more, visit theoppositehouse.com.

 

Shake up a virgin Pina Colada.

Image: Courtesy of Unsplash.

While the Songkran holiday may have been postponed, and we’re still under an alcohol ban that looks like it may last till the end of the month, weather-wise, we’re still at the peak of Thailand’s summer season. To help us fully enjoy these sunny days despite being at home, the mixologists at Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas have put together a series of easy-to-follow mocktail recipes for you to try out at home. Below we’ve included the steps to a virgin Pina Colada — yum. 

What you need:

Pineapple juice (120 ml)

Coconut syrup (30 ml)

Whipping cream (60 ml)

Crushed ice.

How to make it:

Place all your ingredients into a shaker, and shake thoroughly. Then pour into your favourite glass and enjoy.

To find out more, visit anantara.com.

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The online content creator for Prestige Thailand, Mary handles the magazine's digital platforms. She enjoys black coffee, astro charts and listening to entire albums in one go. When not engrossed in a novel or having brunch, catch her on the hunt for new restaurants and the city's latest happenings.