Entering the first week of November, we’re thankfully blessed with an early arrival of those end-of-year “cool days”. With the nice breeze in the air, we can almost forgive the atmosphere for the PM2.5 smog — this kind of weather is definitely too good to miss, so outdoor seats all the way! (If you’re still concerned about the dust particles though, why not invest in an air purifier so you don’t have to wear face masks?).

Throughout the city, we see people begin to ease into the holiday season. For one thing, Bangkok Gin Fest is making a return! Drop by Baan Silom over the weekend to immerse yourself in the wonderful world of gin, and prepare yourself for the parties that are sure to come as we near the end of the year. If you’re planning a winter getaway, why not book a ski trip — The Ski Edition pop-up store at Gaysorn Village offers the perfect spot to get all the stylish ski gear you need. Scroll to see your plans!

WINE & DINE — Many of us will remember Nicolas Joanny for his spectacular French fare at Le Vendôme, before he moved to Singapore to set up Nicolas, Le Restaurant. Those who miss his food have a lot to get excited about, as Sensi brings back the familiar face in our French cuisine scene. Back for just one night, he’ll be teaming up with Sensi’s chef Stefano Merio to present a five course dinner, which also comes complete with a fine selection of wines.

THB3,200 per person. 7pm onwards, November 4, 2019. Sensi Restaurant. To reserve your seats or find out more, visit the official Sensi Restaurant Facebook page.

WINE & DINE — Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit’s award-winning Italian restaurant is set to welcome chef Gianni Tarabini from Michelin-starred La Florida in Lombardy, for a three night epicurean journey. Known for artfully combining tradition with innovation, and masterful use of seasonal locally-sourced ingredients, expect a dinner menu that goes beyond what you’d typically expect. From appetizers of fermented turnip, to beef trip, snails and its caviar and even a serving of milk veal complemented by edible flowers, this is definitely one not to miss!

THB4,500++ for five courses (includes wine pairing). November 7 – 8, 2019. Rossini’s, Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok. To reserve your seats or find out more, call 0 2649 8364, or visit the official Facebook event page

WINE & DINE — Gaa is back this week with another exciting chefs collaboration that you do not want to miss. For one night only, get ready as Garima Arora joins hands with Rosio Sanchez, who’s flying in directly from Copenhagen’s renowned Hija de Sanchez for the ‘Taco Touchdown’ event. Known for serving up some of the most fresh corn tortillas you’ll find in the Scandinavian region, along with a masterful use of spices, expect an exciting menu that highlights Sanchez’s many signatures, along with a few unpredictable surprises — we hope you’re excited, because we most definitely are.

THB4,500 per person. 5:30pm onwards, November 10, 2019. Gaa. To reserve your seats or find out more, email reservation@gaabkk.com.

WINE & DINE — Gin lovers, this one’s for you. Bangkok Gin Fest is back! Celebrating our gin culture — which, let’s admit it, is pretty incredible — the two day festival brings with it an opportunity to get up close and personal with over 100 brands of gin, gin makers, and gin-loving people at Baan Silom, on Silom road. Expect enough signature gin tonics to keep you happy through till next year, along with exciting activities throughout the weekend. This year, the event will also come with a new concept called the ‘Gin Classroom’, especially established for those who want to learn more about the fascinating world of gin. For those who are more interested in appreciating the world of gin through taste and consumption, be sure to ready yourself for the night of November 9, as a group of Bangkok’s best guest bartenders will be serving up some of their most renowned gin cocktails at leading bars all over the city as part of the occasion.

THB200 (THB300 at the door) per person. November 9-10, 2019. Baan Silom, Silom road. To get your tickets or find out more, visit ticketmelon.com.

NEWS & EVENTS — If you’re a fan of ski trips, be sure to drop by Gaysorn Village before you jet off on your slope-filled adventures. Marking the first multi-brand store that gathers ski apparel and equipment from famous brands all across the world. Whether you’re looking for new gear, or perhaps want a photogenic head-to-toe outfit for your next trip down the slopes, you’ll be sure to find something that suits your needs here. Expect a total of five world-class brands, including Perfect Moment, Fusalp, Goldbergh, Bogner, and Falke.

Until February 2020. 2nd Floor, Gaysorn Village. To find out more, visit IG @theskiedition