Friday, December 22, 2017

FORESTRY OUDH LAUNCHES ANGELI

Looking for natural skincare products and fragrances that are one-of-a-kind?
Then Angeli is the product for you.

Angeli, the all-natural, handcrafted line of fragrance and skincare oudh-inspired products by Forestry Oudh

Pine and Bergamot Bar Soap

Bar Soaps

Salt Scrub

(info from Angeli:)
Angeli, the all-natural, handcrafted line of fragrance and skincare oudh-inspired products by Forestry Oudh, was recently launched.
Guest of honour Malaysian Timber Industry Board’s Director-General Dato' Dr. Jalaluddin Harun officiated the launch in KL Hilton

The key ingredient of the Angeli’s collection is the oudh essential oil harvested from the agarwood trees in Malaysia. Agarwood is the most expensive raw ingredient in the world with quality oudh oil selling for in excess of $50,000 USD per kilogram.
Oudh is known for its anti-oxidant, anti-ageing, anti-stress, antimicrobial, antiasthmatic
and aphrodisiac benefits amongst others.
Scientifically, oudh oil is also a fixative which means that the fragrance lasts longer on the skin.
Dato' Dr. Jalaluddin Harun said, “Last year, the total export worth for agarwood was only RM15mil whereas
timber and timber products brought in RM40bil for domestic and international export. We have room to expand, and we hope to see the Forestry Group contribute to agarwood export directly through Forestry Assets’ Agarwood
woodchips trading and indirectly through the sales of Angeli brand."



Angeli introduced its first collection, “Autumn Sky 2017” at the event, with 17 handcrafted skincare products in its range named after its unique harvesting period.
The exclusive artisanal collection includes oudh-based eau de parfum for men and women, and natural skincare products including soap bars, bath gel, bath bombs, body moisturising oil, body mists, hand and body lotions, mud and salt scrubs.



According to Forestry Oudh’s Chief Executive Officer Ariza Norhalim, “Each product in the Angeli range is crafted only from natural ingredients, and is functional in its design – be it stress reduction, skin purification or other
benefits. Every product contains the highly coveted oudh oil which comes from agarwood or gaharu trees.
"The use of oudh oil and agarwood woodchips for medicinal and beauty purposes has been known thousands of years ago amongst the royals from the Moghul dynasty, Japanese monarchs, King Louis
XIV of France as well as the respected figures of various religions.
"Today, these even become valuable collector’s items.”
Ariza also explained that oudh oil matures and changes according to time and
body temperature – making it a unique essential oil.
Because of this, each collection introduced by Angeli will be a limited edition collection.
“Factors like weather conditions during harvest, living organisms within the
proximity of the trees, soil structure and the distillation process influence the
final outcome of the oudh essential oil’s quality and scent. As these variables
change from time to time, so each batch of oudh oil distillation will vary and
distinct from another."
She added, “All Angeli products are hand-made to ensure that the values and fragrance of the oudh and other pure essential oils ingredients in the products remain intact and not to be diminished by the heat and chemical processes caused by huge production machines. The products are also safe from
harmful chemicals like sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS) and parabens.





About Angeli
Angeli is a brand owned by Forestry Oudh Sdn Bhd which is a part of the
Forestry Assets group of companies that own Agarwood plantations in
Malaysia. Its labs for the research and development of the oudh oil and
agarwood end-products is located in Damansara Perdana, Selangor while the
agarwood factory is based in Semenyih, Selangor.
The Angeli range is created by Roman Abdullah, a perfumer who is a fifth
generation descendent of a family that has worked for Moghul royalties.
Currently, the Agarwood trees is categorised as an endangered species under
the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna
and Flora (CITES) and the oudh oil is labeled as one of the highest valued
essential oils in the world due to its scarce resources.
Angeli products are only available for online purchases at its website,
www.angeliessentials.com.my. 
The products range from RM 35 – RM 350 for the eau de parfum.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

CHRISTMAS @ CINNAMON COFFEE HOUSE, ONE WORLD HOTEL PETALING JAYA

CHRISTMAS EVER AFTER AT CINNAMON COFFEE HOUSE
ONE WORLD HOTEL PETALING JAYA
24 & 25 December 2017


December is the time for celebration and parties! Gather friends, family and colleagues for this festive celebration in the bright and cherry surroundings of Cinnamon Coffee House. After all, it’s the season to love, care and share.


A selection of appetisers, hot mains and desserts are available to diners looking for all that encompassing buffet experience. Carve a smile on your face when tucking into the Honey and Herb Roasted Whole Turkey, Herb Crusted Roasted Strip Loin, Chicken and Waffle Sliders with Berries Compote, Prawn Grits on Frittata, Potato, Leek and Beef Brisket Cream Soup and Chestnut to name a few.  


It’s not a celebration without sweet treats, even more so during the season of festivities!  With numerous varieties of desserts available, choices are aplenty. Pastry Chef, Mohd. Ghouse Bin Ishak churns out the phenomenal Cappuccino Yule Log, Ginger Crème Brulee, Minced Pie, Christmas Pudding, Churros with Christollen Spiced Caramel Sauce and Meringue with Tonic Espuma that will overwhelm your every sense, and for that, they are a must – try!


To add to this festive cheer, Father of Christmas himself, the beloved Santa Clause, Christmas carollers and strollers will make an appearance to entertain.


Apart from the above, local favourites and other global flavours are also available in addition to the extensive buffet spread. For enquiries or reservations, call 03 -7681 1157 or email to cinnamon@oneworldhotel.com.my



















Eve of Christmas Day & Christmas Day Buffet Dinner
24 & 25 Dec (6.30 pm - 10.30 pm)
RM158.00 per adult & RM79.00 per child aged 6 - 12 years


Christmas Day Hi Tea
25 Dec (12.00 pm – 4.00 pm)

RM118.00 per adult & RM59.00 per child aged 6 - 12 years

Monday, December 11, 2017

unBULLievable Christmas at Quill City Mall KL

Quill City Mall KL, the vibrant lifestyle centre and also the fast growing fashion hub is strategically located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, along Jalan Sultan Ismail featuring tenants such as Aeon, H&M, United Colors of Benetton, Next, GSC Cinemas, Hamleys, Celebrity Fitness, Food Junction, Aragan Yokocho, Red Lobster & Longhorn Steakhouse.  
Ferdinand, a movie by Twentieth Century Fox. Ferdinand tells the story of a giant bull with a big heart. Unlikely a usual bull, Ferdinand loves flowers more than bull fighting. After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from this home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. Set in Spain, Ferdinand proves you can’t judge a bull by its cover. It is with great pleasure, we would love to have your honourable presence by joining us for an exclusive movie premiere of this most anticipated movie.
An array of activities lined up on Sunday which includes 100 unBULLievable Art Exhibition, Meet & Greet with mixFM Breakfast Show Aishah & Prem, massive balloon drop with 30,000 AirAsia BIG Loyalty points to be won and much more.






Friday, September 29, 2017

Sky Avenue Fashion Week: Thomas Sabo

Thomas Sabo showcase @ Sky Avenue Fashion Week







We later visited the store to check out the collections:






Motorino pizza

Naples Comes To Resorts World Genting









info from Resorts World Genting:
One of the attractions of Resorts World Genting’s is the Sky Avenue dining experiences that await the thrill-seeking foodie. With a carefully curated balance of accessible choices, mid-range dining, higher tier and bespoke culinary experiences, the broad view is to turn eating into an experience. With an entire level dedicated to gastronomy, Resorts World Genting is not satisfied with merely bringing together well-known, established restaurant brands to its mammoth new development. Instead, it has pushed the envelope and brought in brands whose franchises they now own.
One of their most lavish investments is Motorino. This Brooklyn and East Village pizza place has New York Times food writers hailing it as the best authentic Neopolitan Italian pizza restaurant in New York. Owned and operated by Belgian-Italian born chef Mathieu Palombino who makes Neapolitan-style pizza in wood ovens imported from Italy, Motorino has multiple outlets in New York, two in Hong Kong and Manila, one in Singapore, and when it is unveiled in December, its first restaurant in Malaysia.
Motorino will take on the look and feel of an old space which has been refurbished, but with very little intervention. “Think about an old American 1920s grocer or pharmacy. It’s a place which isn’t posh, but which isn’t exactly a hole in a wall, either. In Brooklyn it would be a place where aspiring singers who do double shifts come to grab a good pizza. They are the kind of people who aren’t happy with main stream brands but who are looking for too trendy artisanal food,” fleshes out Dato Edward Holloway, Senior Vice President of Hotel Operations at Resorts World Genting.
The Motorino at Sky Avenue will be a 4,000 sq ft space with a façade featuring gold-bordered Italian windows. Compared to the space-constrained Hong Kong and Singapore outlets, this will be the biggest Motorino yet. Keeping to the original design ethic of the American outlets, seating will not be plush or opulent. Instead, there will be 1920s metal chairs in burgundy. “Brooklyn was an Irish area during that time, so there will also be shades of green used to reference that, as well as to lend an element of surprise to the burgundy tones. There will also be white marble topped tables which are a continuation of the white marble topped pizza counters,” Holloway shares.
The most eye-catching feature of the restaurant will be two large pizza ovens which were shipped in from Naples in Italy. Customised pizza spades from Napoli were also fabricated to be used as decorations. These oar-shaped paddles traditionally made from one single piece of wood will also be used in the making of the pizzas.
With patrons being able to watch the entire process of the making of the famed Motorino pizzas, the design team made sure that spot cooling was employed around the ovens to amplify the air conditioning
and thus ensure a comfortable dining experience. With Sixties-style lighting and Pantone glo-balls, Motorino is set to be a time capsule of an area where the pizza pie reigned supreme.
Diners who have not had the decadent pleasure of a Motorino experience may be a little taken aback as to how singularly their menu is dedicated to pizza. Apart from a selection of antipasti, pizza reigns supreme. However, in true Italian fashion, antipasti are not just about quelling hunger pangs before the main event. Italians know that antipasti set the tone for a meal.
As such, Motorino’s antipasti selection gives diners a glimpse into the quality of the ingredients that will appear on their pizzas. As evidence, the mixed greens salad and arugula and bresaola salad will always burst with crispness, freshness and flavour, while the roasted peppers will delight with their natural sweetness. The buffalo mozzarella with tomato, extra virgin olive oil and fresh basil will combine richness with tangy juiciness, while the Octopus salad will bring together sensation and succulence, with clever use of capers, potatoes, chili oil, red onion and parsley. No self-respecting pizzeria is without chicken wings, and so Motorino offers up its roasted variety flavoured with lemon, mint and chili flakes. Purists will also be able to delight in Motorino’s meatballs braised in tomato sauce, pecorino and basil. A little bit of New York Italian culture thrown in!
Motorino offers over 20 toppings that can be added on to existing pizzas. These include Brussel sprouts, two kinds of anchovies, fresh arugula, buffalo mozzarella and fior de latte (fresh mozzarella made with cow’s milk as opposed to buffalo milk), along with other more conventional ingredients such as turkey, pepperoni and clams. However, purists say that each Motorino pizza is perfect as it is.
Patrons can take their pick from ten stellar favourites, which range from the stripped (marinara, margherita and pepperoni) to the supremely Italian (stracchiatella with basil, sea salt and extra virgin olive oil; cremini mushrooms, and colatura di alici featuring cow’s milk mozzarella, red onions, grape tomatoes, white anchovies and sea salt). Also on offer is a Brussel sprout pizza with fior de latte, garlic, pecorino and smoked turkey bacon; cherry stone clam pizza and an egg, turkey chili variation. Pizzas range from RM45 to RM67 for a whole pie.
Stella Artois on draft gives Motorino a decidedly up market feel, as does the wine selection of pinot grigio, garganega, catarratto and barbera primativo. Motorino has even identified the perfect pizza wine to be Gragnano Cantine Federiciane 2015 which is a plum red, medium semi-sparkling wine served either by glass or bottle. Desserts are as limited as they are good, with tiramisu, chocolate cake (torta al cioccolato with custard) and gelato by the scoop or bowl.
Motorino is located at Level 1, Sky Avenue. Operation hours is from 10 am to 10 pm daily. For more information, please call 03-6101 1118 or visit www.rwgenting.com.