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yakitori – a Japanese type of skewered chicken Located in Greenwich Village, Toriko NY serves a carefully arranged upscale yakitori multicourse omakase menu, one that is full of surprises. Yakitori, grilled skewered chicken and its parts are popular and typical izakaya food that is often paired with beer, but the

reynard/renard: standard word for fox in French. Reynard, a restaurant located on the ground level of the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, New York, features and serves seasonal and locally sourced American fare. Opened back in 2012, the 100-seat dining location is not the typical ‘just another hotel restaurant.’ It all

The Gradska Kavana Arsenal Restaurant offers a window (three, in fact) into the history of Dubrovnik. Game of Thrones might have swept the city into the spotlight, but the reality is far more intriguing than the fantasy. Sitting centrally in the Old City harbor, what was once the beating heart

Pastry Chef Dominique Ansel is known worldwide for his creation of the Cronut®, a croissant-doughnut hybrid pastry. He grew up in a rough part of France where his family didn’t have much. As a way to help them, he began working in a local restaurant at the age of sixteen,

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Amidst the hustle and bustle of life , know this – there is absolutely no guilt in feeling luxurious


We are living in a world that is in constant state of interruption. Before the morning even starts, we are bombarded by ‘urgent’ emails, errand reminders, and running around completing meaningless tasks. Before going to bed, we sit and worry about the troubles that tomorrow might bring. Having the time to just take a breath and unwind seems like too much of a luxury nowadays. All too often, we are bogged down with simply ‘too much to do and too little time to do it’.

Often we feel hard-pressed, even guilty, to find a moment in a day just for me, myself and I. Amidst the hustle and bustle of life, know this – there is absolutely no guilt in feeling luxurious. Your body and mind are a sacred temple, and it should be treated as so.

Famous fashion designer L’Wren Scott once said that ‘luxury is a state of mind’ – I want to go one step further and say that luxury is and should be treated as a lifestyle.

Feeling anxious for the day ahead? Take 30 minutes to meditate your worries away. That, is luxury.

Feeling burnt out from all the good work that you have been doing? Treat yourself with a relaxing spa treatment, or visit an upcoming art exhibition to discover your muse. That, is luxury.

Dreading to cook dinner after a long day? Treat yourself with a trip along with your loved ones to a newly-opened restaurant. That, is luxury.

Simple things like taking a break and giving yourself tiny rewards are essential for treating yourself like luxury. Contrary to popular belief, having a luxurious lifestyle does not necessarily mean that you need to shell out the big bucks all the time – it just means that you are mindful about the choices you make and how you spend your time meaningfully for a life you would be happy to call your own.

We aim for the stars but little do we know, the only star we need is already in us. Treat yourself – you are the embodiment of luxury.


Author: Tammiann How

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