Christmas is a time for joy and giving but it can also be a notoriously stressful affair, whether you’re searching for the perfect gift, looking to savour the finer things in life, or seeking the perfect party outfit.
Instead of scouring the entire Orchard Road looking to check all your boxes, head over to Palais Renaissance, where a remarkable selection of restaurants, fashion labels, and beauty and wellness establishments await. After all, the posh shopping destination is well-versed in the art of luxury living, and offers a sophisticated respite amidst the bustle of the city.
From the best eats and most pampering wellness treatments, to the trendiest fashion labels, here’s how you can get Christmas-ready in the most indulgent way possible at Palais Renaissance.
Connoisseurs and lovers of prime Japanese Wagyu beef would’ve surely already heard of the latest concept in Japanese Yakiniku dining that recently debuted at Palais Renaissance.
Shatoburian Yakiniku’s extensive menu features prime cuts of Japanese Wagyu beef and fresh seasonal ingredients from both Japan and abroad to give its dishes a modern twist. This means that diners will have the opportunity to savour delicacies that range from caviar and foie gras, to high-end truffles such as French Périgord, Alba White, and Manjumup Black.
As a sustainable restaurant, Shatoburian imports the entire Wagyu cattle with a nose-to-tail approach, which allows diners to sample a wide selection of cuts that are otherwise not available elsewhere.
Shatoburian Yakiniku, #02-08/09, Palais Renaissance, +65 6904 3308
Ishinomaki Grill & Sake Bar
Inspired by its namesake, a large port city east of Sendai in Miyagi Prefecture, Ishinomaki Grill & Sake Bar prides itself on serving up the freshest seafood from the quiet little coastal city. Alongside a curated premium sake list, the establishment also offers an extensive menu that includes sashimi, sushi, noodles, and robatayaki, the latter of which is known to be an authentic interpretation of the Japanese dish.
Some must-try dishes of the season include the Chirashi Don — which sees a wholesome assortment of fresh sashimi served on sushi rice with miso soup — as well as the Unagi Avocado Foie Gras Roll. The Wagyu Foie Gras Mille-Feuille is a cheeky spin on the classic French dessert, and sees a pan-fried Wagyu steak layered over foie gras, before being drizzled with teriyaki sauce.
Ishinomaki Grill & Sake Bar, #B1-02/02A/03, Palais Renaissance,
+65 6737 1065
Switching to a plant-based diet doesn’t have to mean tasteless, uninspiring food, and Wholesome Savour is testament to that. The plant-based therapeutic food company champions the concept of functional food meals by designing food programs based on the zero-tolerance principle, which maximises the optimal absorption of nutrients.
Before the festive binging begins, treat your body to Wholesome Savour’s menu of nutritious dishes, which prevent blood sugar spikes and does not contain gluten, trans-fat, GMO, additives, dairy, cholesterol and preservatives. The Dehydrated Chips is a dish that’s not only an immunity booster but also an antioxidant powerhouse that offers the same satisfaction of a snack sans the guilt. The Zucchini Noodle Carbonara is another healthy take on an Italian favourite, and sees zucchini noodles tossed with a special cashew carbonara sauce and coconut bacon.
Asian dishes are also given a nourishing spin here; the Miss Saigon is a mango coconut wrap that’s served with lettuce, shredded vegetables and spicy almond dip for that extra kick. If you’re looking to go local, the Fishless Otah Nasi Lemak and Fishless Yong Tau Foo Noodles are great options that incorporates Mycoprotein in place of meat.
Wholesome Savour, #B1-06A, Palais Renaissance, +65 6736 0288
There hasn’t been a more imperative time to get your glow on than now. Launched just in time for the festive season are DrGL®’s holiday kits, which have been specially coordinated to ensure maximum efficiency. The Enhance your Glow holiday kit, for example, is designed to bring radiance to your skin by restoring your skin’s natural lustre with DrGL®’s Cleanser Lightening, Toner Lightening, and Restore Gel Mask. The result is luminous skin that glows from within.
Those with sensitive skin aren’t left out of the holiday glow too; the Don’t Be Sensitive holiday kit breathes new life into red and irritated skin by protecting the delicate balance of your skin. The kit restores perfect balance with DrGL®’s Cleanser Sensitive, Toner Sensitive, and Restore Gel Mask.
If frizzy, unruly hair is your main gripe, the Best Dressed Tresses holiday kit’s DrGL® Cleanser Anti-Hairloss and Conditioner promises good hair days throughout the festive season. All holiday kits are priced at S$48 and come with travel-friendly sizes, making it easy to continue your all-important regime even when you’re overseas. They’ll also make great gifts for that beauty junkie in your life.
From now till 31 December 2019, spend a minimum of S$200 to receive a S$50 DrGL® e-voucher and a choice of the DrSpa® Clean & Polish Skin Treatment (worth S$200) or DrHair® Deep Cleanse Scalp Treatment (worth S$188). Top up your purchase to S$300, and you’ll receive two additional DrGL® travel-sized products. Terms & conditions apply.
DrSpa, #03-04, Palais Renaissance, +65 6738 8441
Leonica K Trichology
Beautiful tresses go beyond a blow dry at the salon, and Leonica K Trichology knows just how to add that extra bit of TLC for bouncy-fresh hair and voluminous locks. Now synonymous with providing bespoke hair treatments and premium hair products, the one-stop trichology centre wants to make its specialised treatments easily accessible with its holiday sets.
The Anti Hair Loss Set (S$122, U.P. S$204), for example, promises to nourish the scalp with the brand’s Peppermint Shampoo, Elastin Conditioner, and Energise Tonic. Meanwhile, the Hair Conditioning Set (S$130, U.P. S$210) incorporates the Lush Shampoo, Elastin Conditioner, and Hair Mask to keep hair smooth and well-behaved, even in the humidity. Even men’s best friends aren’t excluded from good hair days; the Pet Care Set (S$89, U.P. S$149) includes a specially-formulated Dog Shampoo and hand sanitiser.
Leonica K Trichology, #03-08/09, Palais Renaissance, +65 6834 0988
Put your best face forward this festive season with Privé Clinic’s doctor-designed treatments. The Elite Facelift (S$380) helps achieve more defined facial features, jawline, and eye contours sans the evasiveness of surgery thanks to its monopolar RF technology. The treatment lifts and firms the skin by boosting collagen and elastin production beneath the skin’s surface, all while tightening saggy skin and destroying fat cells. The relaxing session will have you looking fresher and sharper with zero downtime or pain.
There isn’t a better way to countdown to the most wonderful time of the year than with an advent calendar that pampers you with beauty treatments. Privé Clinic’s very own Advent Calendar is a 25-day affair that incorporates the brand’s signature treatments.
Privé Clinic, #03-02/03, Palais Renaissance, +65 9656 5380
Avante Face Body Yoga
Founded in 2008 by beauty industry veteran and dedicated yogi Diana Loh, Avante Face Body Yoga is an urban sanctuary that provides a stellar menu of services which are dedicated to inner and outer beauty. Besides being a welcomed respite from the bustle of city life via yoga classes, the establishment also offers professional facials, body slimming, and the world-renowned INDIBA Proionic non-invasive medical aesthetic treatments. This unique concept makes it the perfect oasis for individuals who usually struggle to fit aesthetic treatments and yoga sessions into their busy schedules.
Avante Face Body Yoga, #B1-04/05, Palais Renaissance, +65 6227 0780
Self Aesthetics Medical Clinic
The last thing you need to worry about before that big dinner is not looking your best. Self Aesthetics Medical Clinic is specialised in enhancing natural features and reversing the signs of ageing with state-of-the-art and personalised aesthetic & wellness solutions.
Of the many facial rejuvenation treatments here, the Rejuran Healer is one of the most popular options for reversing the signs of ageing via an injectable polynucleotide (PN) skin booster. The non-invasive treatment contains DNA fragments that repair damaged skin cells while assisting in collagen stimulation. Meanwhile, the Pico Laser Treatment utilises cutting-edge technology to target different concerns such as sunspots, and acne scarring, with much less downtime than traditional lasers.
Shave years off your face with the High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU Facelift). The non-invasive treatment goes deep inside the skin to tighten and lift the skin using ultrasound energy while inciting collagen growth.
Self Aesthetics Medical Clinic, #03-10/11, Palais Renaissance,
+65 6721 9700
Bio Aesthetic Laser Clinic
Bio Aesthetic Laser Clinic believes in non-permanent solutions to aesthetic medicine, giving patients the flexibility and option of looking as natural as possible. This philosophy translates to the legion of services here, from the cosmetic injectables to the skin and laser treatments. Set within spacious, luxurious rooms, the treatments are well sought-after for being effective alternatives to invasive ones. The Hydrapeel is a deep pore cleansing treatment that promises that extra glow on your skin. The HIFU AgeTite is one to try if you’re seeking to improve your skin’s elasticity for a more youthful radiance.
Bio Aesthetics Laser Clinic, #03-01, Palais Renaissance, +65 6333 4566
L’ecrin Boutique Singapore
Hermès’ famed Birkin bags have been objects of desire for decades, so what better way to show a loved one you care than with this holy grail accessory. If putting your name on the impossibly long waiting list isn’t an option, L’ecrin Boutique Singapore is a Hermès specialised boutique that offers a variety of Hermès bags and small leather goods in a wide range of colour variations, sizes, and leather options.
Inside, the jewellery case-inspired boutique sees a generous inventory of Hermès bags, including the rare and highly sought-after Special Order ones, displayed throughout like jewels. High on our personal wish lists are the Hermès Birkin 30 Etoupe Togo Leather Gold Hardware and the Hermès Kelly Retourne 28 Black Togo Leather Silver Hardware for being so incredibly versatile and classy.
L’ecrin Boutique Singapore, #01-10 Palais Renaissance, +65 6883 1161
Driven by the grace and beauty of the traditional Japanese garment, Akiko Silva started breathing new life into old kimono fabrics that were too beautiful to dispose of by incorporating them into new pieces of clothing for Patch Magic.
Today, the charming boutique continues to be a celebration of revered Japanese craftsmanship and techniques. Silk and vintage materials are hand-dyed here using the centuries-old Katazome technique, which have been passed down for generations by master craftsmen.
These are then combined with the delicate silk kimono fabrics to become contemporary, easy-to-wear pieces that are as unique as they are intricate. It’s never been easier to stand out at festive dinner parties.
Patch Magic, #03-05, Palais Renaissance, +65 6235 7710
Maria Grachvogel’s Tierra encapsulates our connection to the Earth and its fragile nature. Journey into colour and print, where artful geometric cuts and refined silk detailing embrace this season and beyond. Tierra celebrates the female form and embraces the ever-evolving Maria Grachvogel brand, with garments that deliver functionality, transformability and longevity through masterfully cut and versatile creations.
Crafted in the label’s signature Satin Back Crepe, the Arden jumpsuit — in Bone or Damson — easily takes you from day to night with its softly draped tuxedo lapel and elongating wide leg silhouette. The Arden’s flexible waistband adds comfort and ease of movement while allowing for blouson-esque styling, lending an effortless glamour to the ensemble.
The Turan sleeveless top is another Maria Grachvogel essential. Cut tuxedo-style in Italian crepe, the chic separate has been masterfully draped to cascade into a long, flowing hem that moves as elegantly as you do. Pair it with Tierra’s Avalan jacket, which is discerningly defined by its draped tuxedo lapel and satin ribboning to the arms. The Avalan is structured and sharp but almost weightless to wear, and is your go-to piece for the perfect ensemble.
Maria Grachvogel, #01-07A, Palais Renaissance, +65 8299 2608
Strange & Deranged
A Christmas party is only as good as the food, drinks, and of course, festive decorations. Baubles, wreaths, and trees are dime a dozen during this time of the year, but to make your house truly stand out, head to Strange & Deranged. Well versed in eclectic ornamentation for the house, the store’s annual Christmas collection of handmade artisanal ornaments this year include baubles made in Estonia, and handcrafted beaded birds from Belgium. The embroidered silk and velvet animals that herald from Germany also add a touch of whimsy for the home, alongside the Paris-made lighted Christmas trees.
Strange & Deranged, #01-06, Palais Renaissance, +65 6737 9289
Merci Marcel takes its all-day dining concept to Palais Renaissance by marrying the bohemian art of living with the conviviality of French social dining. The flagship concept store is its largest retail space yet, and offers over 700 lifestyle products from plenty of artisanal, environmentally-friendly brands for your Christmas shopping.
Housed within this chic space are labels that draw inspiration from urban cultures and sustainability. CSAO (Compagnie du Sénégal et de l’Afrique de l’Ouest), for example, supports artists and craftsmen via the sales of handmade cushions with traditional prints and embroidery. Meanwhile, All the Must makes use of eco-friendly recycled products and Heishi pearls from Ghana to create stunning and trendy surfer necklaces. If you’re just looking to just spruce up your own home, the store’s selection of interior furnishings will not disappoint. Hit up brands such as Umasqu and Octaevo for truly unique pieces that will wow guests at your party.
Merci Marcel, #B1-02/02A/03, Palais Renaissance, +65 6735 2608
Be Enthroned with Festive Rewards (16 Nov 2019 – 1 Jan 2020)
Be rewarded with $30 Palais vouchers with a minimum spend of $300* with Mastercard, or $80 Palais vouchers with a minimum spend of $1,000*^.
*Valid with max. of 5 combined same-day original receipts to be used once towards the redemption of either promotion. Mastercard redemption limited to 1 Mastercard holder per day. ^Limited to 15 sets per day. Redemptions are on a first-come first-served basis, while stocks last. Other T&Cs apply.
Visit Palais Renaissance at 390 Orchard Road, Singapore 238871.