As Bangkok makes its gradual comeback, we’re finally able to venture out of our homes for more than the weekly grocery run — the curfew hasn’t gone away yet though, so be back by 11pm. Despite that, some of us may find ourselves beginning to enjoy spending more time at home.
During all the ups and downs, 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. Released on a weekly basis, 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 virtual wine tastings, to DIY Thai herbal compress balls, and learning to draw Totoro the original Studio Ghibli way, here are the best things to try at home this week.
Join a virtual wine tasting
While we still can’t drink in our favourite bars, the alcohol ban has been lifted, which means you can now responsibly enjoy your wine at home! If you’ve got plans to open a bottle over the week, why not take the time to learn a few fun facts about your favourites? Nyetimber — England’s leading sparkling wine producer — has released a series of fascinating video guides offering insights on different types of wine, and the winemaking process. Discover the stories of seven wines in the Nyetimber range, and learn a little more about the craftsmanship and artistry behind your favourite drink through this YouTube playlist.
Make your own Thai herbal compress ball
Santiburi Koh Samui has recently launched its new Lèn programme, designed to keep their guests happy and entertained during the lockdown period, until they can visit the resort again. Including virtual, VR experiences of their grounds, they’ve also released a new workshop under the programme — an interesting DIY tutorial on how to create your own Thai-inspired herbal compress balls. If you’re feeling up for trying something new, why not have a go at creating your own at home, and use them for your next pampering session.
Live-stream Thailand’s premier of the Ferrari SF90 Stradale
Cavallino Motors, Thailand’s sole and official importer of Ferrari, will be unveiling the SF90 Stradale for the first time in the country. Ferrari’s first series-production Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle, the new model is extreme on every level, and represents a true shift for the brand. Interested, but not quite so keen to leave home? Don’t fret — Thailand’s premier of the SF90 Stradale will be broadcasted via live-streaming on FB @cavallinoferrarithailand, on May 28 at 2pm. Following the government’s social distancing mandates, the live streaming will be followed by exclusive private viewing arrangements for one-on-one sessions, from May 29 until July 26.
Stay tuned for the live streaming on May 28 here.
Make your own Vegan Greek Frappe
With a little more time on our hands, now marks a great time to try out new things — be it a new hobby, or perhaps even a new lifestyle change. If you’re thinking about switching up your meals, and seeing if you could go vegan, why not start off by treating yourself to a nice vegan greek frappe. Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok’s director of Food and Beverage, Jakob Yamac, has shared his special recipe, which we’ve summed up for you to recreate below.
What you need:
A glass (200ml)
Almond milk (150ml)
Instant coffee powder (3.5 tablespoons)
Hot water (20ml)
Brown sugar (3 tablespoons)
Cinnamon powder (1 /4 demitasse spoon)
Cardamom powder (1 /4 demitasse spoon)
Salt (1 /4 demitasse spoon)
Dairy-free dark chocolate (1 bar)
How to make it:
In a large mixing bowl, add coffee, sugar, cinnamon powder, cardamom powder, salt, and hot water. First mix the coffee, sugar, and water until everything has melted. Then start whisking until a stiff peak forms (approximately two minutes and thirty seconds). Fill two thirds of the glass with almond milk, and add ice cubes. Spoon the whipped coffee and add it to the top of the glass, and sprinkle dairy-free dark chocolate on top as a final touch.