Month: October 2021

Update: My Hong Kong Transit Dilemma – Live and Let’s Fly

I left you hanging and owe you an update. No, I did not decide to chance it and instead cancelled my trip from Hong Kong to London due to my transit dilemma. But that has left me with another dilemma on my hands. When even Danny Lee of the South China Morning Post warmed me not to attempt the trip, I knew it would have been foolishness (at best) and…

Openings and Closings: Alba at Granduca, The Palm Downtown

Alba Ristorante, 1080 Uptown Park Boulevard, opens October 2 for dinner at the Hotel Granduca, in time for the hotel’s 15th anniversary celebrations. The hotel’s owner and developer, Giorgio Borlenghi, brought in designer Kara Childress to redesign the restaurant space, creating an intimate dining room and cozy champagne bar that carries out the elegant Italian design elements seen throughout the hotel itself. Those elements include a bar and doors from…

After Lavish Nights of Clubbing in Bangkok, a Covid Outbreak

BANGKOK — When the V.V.I.P. customers disembarked from their limousines at the Krystal Exclusive Club in Bangkok, young women in tiaras, angel wings and not much else sometimes greeted them. The V.V.I.P. clientele were whisked to the V.V.I.P. rooms, with their padded walls and plush sofas. Thai government bigwigs partied at Krystal — one of its mottos is “the luxury entertainment of night light” — as did diplomats, army officers…