Brownies, caramel, ice cream; you had us at hello.
Last time we wrote about ice cream, we mentioned that 2020 was a dumpster fire — and we all needed a scoop or two of ice cream to wash away the pain. It’s only a few weeks later, and 2020 still sucks. Good news if you like ice cream — the premium, good stuff — because Bangkok-based ice cream maker La Vanille is back with another new flavor: vanilla brownie caramel.
Priced at B299 per pint (and pretty good deal!) the new flavor used source ingredients from all over the world. Vanilla beans from Madagascar are mixed with homemade Belgian 72-percent chocolate brownies and a swirl of AOP butter caramel from France.
If you want to snag yourself a pint (or four), you can order via LINE (@lavanille), Facebook (lavanillethailande), IG direct message (@lavanille.icecream), or directly from the website (www.lavanille.co.th).
Also worth mentioning that La Vanille is officially part of the Top Tables Kitchen. They are a quality-first brand that put the focus squarely on produce, like vanilla beans from Madagascar and Tahiti, chocolate from Belgium and matcha green tea from Japan. There are, of course, plenty of flavors made with fresh fruits from across Thailand for sorbets like lime, mango, passion or coconut.
While it still hails from the US ultimately, 25 Degrees does feel like a Bangkok burger now that it’s spent almost a decade in the local food scene. If you’re a fan, then we got some good news for you: six new weekly specials and deals. Here’s the gist:
What you get: “Breakfast-On-The-Go” set for B120, which includes a fried egg sandwich (with 3 eggs, bacon and american cheddar in between a house-made brioche). Or you can get the “Classic Breakfast”. Same price, but with two eggs, bacon, chicken sausage and white toast.
What you get: lunch sets starting from B320, there are both mid-sized and big sized meals to choose from.
What you get: buy-one-get-one on classic, smooth American-style milkshakes. Flavors include double chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, chocolate and banana.
It’s Wing Night!
When: 5pm onwards
What you get: classic beer-battered fried chicken wings for B20 each. Comes with a house-made parmesan dipping sauce.
25 Degrees’ a la carte menus are also available for delivery via Grab Food, Lineman and Foodpanda. If you live around Silom, Sathorn, Rama 4 or Charoenkrung, you can score free delivery by simply placing your order via Line (@25degreesbkk).
For pick up orders between 11am and 10pm, call 02 352 4192 or text via LINE @25Degreesbkk.
For more information, visit: facebook.com/25DegreesBangkok.
Have you been working non-stop because half of your company was laid off due to Covid-19? Haven’t had a vacation in over a year? It’s time for one, right now.
Marriott International can help you out with that. This week, the international hotel brand is launching its “Fantastic Fifty” promotion for guests who book between Sep 16-30 — up to 50-percent off at 50 Thailand hotels. Marriott Bonvoy members get an extra 2-5 percent off. If you’re not a member, don’t worry, you can click this magical link and sign up for free. It’s worth noting you only have to book before the end of the month. Your date of booking (when you actually take your much-needed vacation) can be any time from now until the end of the year — blackout dates still apply.
The scope of the venues (see the full list through the link below) covers all major destinations in Thailand, including Bangkok, Phuket, Krabi, Khao Lak, Koh Samui, Hua Hin, Pattaya, Rayong, Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai.
For more information, or to make a reservation, visit https://hotel-deals.marriott.com/limited-time-offers-thailand/
Another Story is a Bangkok fashion brand that most of us have come to know pretty well over the past five years. Their collaborations and collections with some of the country’s best names in fashion and design are always a part of the news cycle. And here we are, at it again, with a new exclusive collection, this time as part of the brand’s fifth birthday celebrations.
The collection, called the “Bangkokian” brings together a host of local and international design names to offer a range of knick knacks and attire that sums up Another Story’s ethos pretty well — motorcycle helmets, masks, prints, bags, shades, coffee mugs, shirts, hats, the whole shebang. The brands taking part include American Vintage, Coucou Suzette, Design Letters, IZIPIZI, MojiPower, The Sleeveless Garden, Monsoon Tea, Kad Kokoa, Bumshaker, Bangkok Bounce, Cosmos & Harmony, and a host of others.
The collection itself is vast — too big to fit into a story like this — so head over to Another Story’s website for a full rundown. That said, some highlights include a swanky motorcycle helmet from Bum Shaker, special sunglasses from IZIPIZI that feature a fusion of the Thai and French flag designs, cute socks from French brand Coucou Suzette, and (our favorite) special edition prints of “The Bangkokian” — a mock-magazine designed to resemble the style of The New Yorker’s iconic covers.
The “Bangkokian” will be available from now until Oct 31 at most Another Story locations, including the flagship store at The Emquartier, Another Mini Story at the Paragon Department Store and The Mall Lifestore Ngamwongwan.
Visit www.anotherstorybangkok.com for more information.
If you are a Marriott Bonvoy member and fancy yourself a full breakfast on the weekends, the new Bangkok Breakfast Club from Marriott is offering a steal of a deal. Across 12 Marriott locations (listed below), Bonboy members can order from a la carte and buffet breakfasts and get the second breakfast for one baht. Think of it like a B.O.G.O deal. You can become a Marriott Bonvoy member for free here.
The promotion lasts from now until the end of October. There is no set menu, though, as each of the participating properties offer their own breakfast options — some of which have been created specifically for the Breakfast Club.
Siam Tea Room at Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park’s is offering kanom pang sangkhaya – a toasted and buttered brioche with creamy pandan custard and fresh young coconut. Head to JW Cafe at JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok’s to snag a new yellow curry crab omelet as part of its already large breakfast buffet. Giorgio’s italian restaurant at the Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers is offering a cheesy eggs Benedict served on top of a jumbo toasted brioche. Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel, where the “Crying Tiger Roast” promises a mouth-watering mix of roasted beef brisket cubes and baby potatoes with chili hollandaise and a poached egg. The St. Regis is also getting in on the action with organic poached eggs drizzled in something called “green goddess sauce” (basically mayo, citrus, herbs and sometimes anchovies) and served with locally grown veg.
A full list of all the participating restaurants and menu items can be found on the Bangkok Breakfast Club website.
If you like crafts and other handmade trinkets, Crafts Bangkok 2020, happening this Sep 3-6, is going to be your kind of event. Taking place at the mammoth Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Center (BITEC), the event brings together over 380 local artisans and organizations from across Thailand to display and sell their wares, including fabric work (silk, cotton, hemp, etc.), basketry, jewelry, pottery, leather and other arts and crafts. The event is hosted by the SUPPORT Arts and Crafts International Center of Thailand (Sacict), one of the country's most important promotional vehicles for locally-made crafts.
In addition to the booths and sellers, the event also includes some educational talks that cover a range of issues relevant to supporting local arts and crafts -- such as business and promotional models that sellers can mimic for their own businesses or side hustles. Sacict anticipates the event will draw a very mixed bag of visitors, including retailers, government agencies, families, online merchants and maybe the odd tourist or two who’s still trapped here.
If you want more info on the event or Sacict itself, you can check out https://www.sacict.or.th/en
Siam Center and Vogue Thailand have joined in an art-fueled collaboration for charity until Sep 10. The event, titled “Vogue Hope At Siam Center”, brings together five photographers and 12 visual artists to create specially-designed prints, other exclusive goodies and a couple of activities, and part of the proceeds will go to support the Debaratana Vejjanukula Foundation. You’ll find the event happening in Siam Center’s Atrium 1 on the ground floor.
The artist list has some heavy hitters on it too. This isn’t a complete list, but some names that stand out to us include Alex Face, Gongkan, Bloody Hell Big Head (BHBH), Julie Baker and Summer, and Yoon Phannapast (of Gucci fame). Photographers include Nat Prakobsantisuk and Tada Varich. Both artists and photographers will be showcasing work that embodies ideas of “hope” to them, and the event in a larger context aims to signal a beacon of hope during these hard times.
Five of the artists — Gongkan, Juli Baker and Summer, Yoon Phannapast, Jirayi Koo and O Terawat — will also be showcasing images that fans can have turned into T-shirts made with recycled thread or on tote bags. There’s also going to be some limited-edition face masks from Greyhound Original. You don’t have to buy them, though. If you want one of those aforementioned goodies, you can also make a B199 donation to the Debaratana Vejjanukula Foundation.
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