Weekend by numbers 06.10.17 to 08.10.17

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on October 6, 2017.
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3 performances to catch

Short+Sweet Malaysia 2017

The dance segment of the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre’s (klpac) Short+Sweet Malaysia 2017 begins today and will run till Sunday, culminating with a gala night on the last day. Dubbed the “biggest little festival in Malaysia”, this year’s edition invites audience to celebrate 10 years with 10 weeks of 10-minute theatre. Tickets for the 8.30pm shows are priced at RM45 and RM35 (concession) while gala night tickets are priced at RM55, all available for purchase via www.ticketpro.com.my. klpac is situated at Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan, off Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Kuala Lumpur. Visit www.klpac.org or call (03) 4047 9000 for more details.


Brendan James de Cruz

Head to The Gaslight Kuala Lumpur for a night of heartstring-tugging folk and pop music by Brendan James de Cruz. The passionate musician, with a heart for music and a voice that leaves quite an impression, De Cruz best defines who he is when he says: “As long as I’m making music, I’m happy.” The Gaslight Kuala Lumpur is located at Unit 15-2 Jalan Medan Setia 1, Plaza Damansara, Bukit Damansara. Tickets to the 9pm show today are priced at RM20 (inclusive of one drink). Visit www.facebook.com/thegaslightkl or call (03) 2011 4647 for more details.


Hady Afro and Anna Salleh

Local talent Hady Afro and guitarist Anna Salleh — known as one of Australia’s finest exponents of Brazilian jazz — will be performing at No Black Tie tomorrow. There will be a cover charge of RM64 for the 9pm show at No Black Tie, 17 Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, Kuala Lumpur and tickets can be purchased via the venue’s website. Visit www.facebook.com/noblacktie or call (03) 2142 3737 for more information.



1 beauty treatment to indulge in


Allow yourself to drift away as the therapist rejuvenates your complexion with lifting and contouring massage techniques unique to L’Occitane coupled with its Immortelle Divine Secret Duo for Face & Eye. The absolute treatment for the face, neck, décolleté and eyes promises to work its magic on your skin using Organic Immortelle essential oil and Myrtle, together with a blend of regenerating natural active ingredients. For the eyes, a unique hot and cold sequence effectively banishes signs of fatigue and ageing. Combined with L’Occitane’s signature Divine formula, this luxurious treat is a well-deserved moment of pure relaxation. The treatment is available at L’Occitane Petit Spa at 1 Utama (RM502 for 130 minutes) and L’Occitane Beauty Lounge at AEON Tebrau (RM411/130 minutes). Visit www.my.loccitane.com for more information.



5 dining options for the weekend

Quivo’s Unity Fiesta

The freshest ingredients used to bring out the flavours of the Mediterranean, and food served in an outdoor setting where you can feast and enage in fun activities near your table. That’s what the Quivo Unity Fiesta promises from today until Sunday. The culinary fete, to celebrate Quivo restaurant’s third anniversary, will have a street fare setting with live music and stilt walkers. Exciting dishes, creative cocktails and tempting desserts are the highlights of the three-day event which runs from noon to midnight daily. Quivo is located at the Connection Precinct and accessible through Kate Spade New York boutique, Level 3 of Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. For details, visit www.quivo.com.


Seafood delight at Nook!

Seafood lovers can indulge in Nook! Restaurant’s Treasures Of The Sea promotion and get their pincers on their favourite seafood. The decadent buffet spread offers giant grouper, tiger prawns and flower crabs, just to name a few. Savour all today and tomorrow between 6.30pm and 10.30pm at RM138 nett per person. Aloft KL Sentral is located at No 5 Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur. Visit www.aloftkualalumpursentral.com or call (03) 2723 1188 for more details.


Alfresco dining at Vasco, Hilton KL

Vasco at Hilton KL is the place to be if you’re looking for an all-day dining restaurant this weekend. Designed with an al fresco urban park feel, the impressive buffet showcases a choice selection of Asian and international favourites. Make your way to the Lobby Level between 6am and 11am to enjoy buffet breakfast priced at RM89 nett per adult and RM44.50 nett per child. A la carte dining is also available between 6am and midnight. Hilton Kuala Lumpur is located at 3 Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur. Visit www.life.hiltonkl.com or call (03) 2264 2264 for more information.


Sunday brunch at Westin KL

Westin KL invites you to have a bubbalicious Sunday brunch this weekend at its Italian restaurant, Prego. Happening between 11.30am and 2.30pm, patrons can pick from the food & champagne package (RM375 nett per person) — inclusive of free flow Moët and Chandon champagne, red and white wine, draught beer, soft drinks and chilled juices — the food and beverage package (RM275 nett per person) inclusive of free flow sparkling wine, red and white wine, draught beer, soft drinks and chilled juices and food only package (RM175 nett per person). Westin Hotel is located at 199 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur. Visit www.westindining.com.my or call (03) 2773 8581 for more details.


Sunday roast at Ritz-Carlton KL

Head to Ritz-Carlton KL this weekend if you have Sunday roast on your mind and enjoy a leisurely Sunday Roast at The Library. The hotel’s elegant space will house signature roasts and a culinary spread on trolleys and are featured with free flow of premium champagne and wine. Available on Sunday, between noon and 3pm for lunch or 6pm and 1am for dinner, the roast is priced at RM198 nett and RM398 nett (inclusive of champagne and wine). Ritz-Carlton KL is located at 168 Jalan Imbi, Pudu, Kuala Lumpur. Visit or call (03) 2142 8000 for reservations and more.


1 new skin serum to try this month

Melvita’s Nectar Suprême

Give your skin the gift of rejuvenation with Melvita’s Nectar Suprême the serum and oil and benefit from the three precious nectars. The power ingredients are royal jelly — enriched with nutritious ingredients to strengthen skin’s barrier function and keep skin looking young, kniphofia nectar — rich in minerals and essential sugar with excellent moisturising and antioxidant effects for good skin vitality ,and the organic honey complex — soothing with repairing properties to soften and revitalise skin. Priced at RM355 (30ml), its unique texture provides a “second skin” effect with non-oily finish.