From a virtual timed auction by Bill Bensley and a newly launched travel book club, here is a list of virtual and in-person events you can partake in this week. 

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Internationally-acclaimed architect and hotel designer Bill Bensley is hosting his second virtual timed auction. The purpose of this event is to raise funds to give back to the local Thai community by donating proceeds to aid COVID-19 relief. Divided into two themes: Pestilence and Dreams, the eleven paintings going up for auction in this series are acrylic on canvas and Burmese powder. The auction will run from this Friday, September 17 to October 9. 

To take part in the auction, check our RCB auctions here.

Bookworms can enjoy literary travel while they await literal travel with Kimpton’s travel book club. Join the virtual Kimpton Book Club and mentally teleport yourselves to your favourite cities around the world through stories inspired by or set in the locations where Kimpton hotels reside. 

To join the book club, check out the Kimpton Book Club here. 

Ready to get pamper again? As spas re-open in Bangkok, the Quan Spa at the Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park is offering a ‘Best Foot Forward’ treatment this month. Guests have the choice between two soothing therapies: a 60-minute Foot Massage and a 90-minute Foot Massage with Herbal Compress. Available today until October 31, it’s a great way to relax and unwind after a long week again.

For more information or to book an appointment, call 02-059-5555 or email mhrs.bkkqp.spa@marriotthotels.com. 

Kefiliaforyou is hosting a ‘5 Days Kefi Meditation’ virtual meditation designed to help people unwind and battle with ongoing struggles. The five-day meditation focuses on a different aspect each day, bringing attention to a total of five key aspects: awareness, understanding, shifting, planting, watering. Commencing today, this daily event lasts until Friday, September 17. 

Join this event via Kefiliaforyou’s Instagram. 

The FGA Barista foundation live event is all about experiencing the theory and practical aspects of making your own pour-over coffee. Practice with multiple coffees from different regions and familiarise yourself each of their sensorial properties. Taking place on 13 September, your mornings will never look, taste, and feel the same.

For more information, visit here.