Handbags for any occasion
Designed specifically for modern working women, the all-new LIV & STELLA COLLECTION by PHYA are handbags that can be used for any occasion and with any outfit. The Liv bag features an elegant geometric structure, with sharp lines and angles and is made with chemical-free, vegetable-tanned genuine leather. The Stella bag features a trapezoid shape to allow more space, and can be used as a shoulder bag or carried in hand. For luxurious comfort and a smooth touch, the bag is made with high-quality quilted Nappa leather from Italy on the front and back, while the vegetable-tanned leather on the sides gives it a strong and chic look. The collection is available to buy online or at the Phya flagship store in GAYSORN VILLAGE.
Thailand’s first and only roller derby league, BANGKOK ROLLER DERBY, is a small but growing group that caters to skaters of every size, shape, and fitness level. The full-contact point-scoring game—played by two teams on roller skates around an oval track—is fast, hard-hitting and a whole lot of fun! Skate sessions are held every Tuesday at IMPERIAL WORLD in Lad Phrao, and cost only B100 for equipment hire plus training fee. Beginners can join the 7pm session, while the regular session is from 8pm-10pm. Whether you’re a seasoned skater or a nervous first-timer, come along and give it a go. No equipment or experience needed, but skaters must be over the age of 18.
Going green, literally
It’s no secret that spirulina is incredibly good for you. One of the oldest life forms on earth, this non-toxic, blue-green algae is loaded with nutrients that have powerful effects on your body and brain. Harnessing the cleansing and beauty benefits of spirulina, TAMMACHART SPA, located on the 4th floor of NOVOTEL BANGKOK, has introduced the SPIRULINA SUPER SCRUB. Packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, the effects of spirulina include reducing wrinkles, and nourishing and moisturizing the skin, leaving it healthy and renewed. This treatment is available as a 60-minute facial or body scrub, and is priced at B1,500. The spa is open daily from 8am till midnight (last bookings at 11pm).
Filled with over 17,000 books, the NEILSON HAYS LIBRARY is a historic Bangkok landmark, originally commissioned by American expatriate Dr. Thomas Hayward Hays in memory of his beloved late wife Jennie Neilson Hays. Over its proud century, the library has been a bit too well-loved, and needs a major restoration. Having already raised the bulk of the funds via generous partners, the Neilson Hays Library Board are now running a crowdfunding campaign with ASIOLA—until mid-July—to raise the remaining funds for these essential repairs. By making a donation, the library will also give you something in return; get a one-year, 20-year, or lifetime membership, or even get your name on a shelf. Visit the website for more information.