Malaysia

Arteastry High Tea

Arteastry High Tea, Element Kuala Lumpur

Monica Tindall Perfectly in line with Element Kuala Lumpur’s art infused setting, their “Arteastry – Art. Tea. Pastry,” is the MOST UNIQUE AFTERNOON TEA we’ve come across in the city. If you’ve yet to visit Trace Restaurant and Bar in the newly o…

The Bubbly Claire

P&C Cocktail Bar, Hidden Bar, Sri Hartamas

Words: Claire Matheson  Photos: Monica Tindall The Ultimate Bespoke Cocktails from P&C Cocktail Bar The problem with going to great restaurants and cocktail bars is being faced with too many choices. I like to think of myself as a naturally adventurous pe…

Baked Sea Bass

Nero Nero, California Italian, DC Mall

Words: R. Koret   Photos: Monica Tindall The arrival of a new international chef is always intriguing. How will he make his mark? What changes will he introduce to the menu? How quickly will his impact be felt? So it was with considerable excitement that Monica an…

Savories

Nobu Kuala Lumpur’s High Tea & Happy Hour

Words: Robin Pascucci     Photos: Monica Tindall It’s more than just the view. Anyone who has tried Nobu, the famous upscale Japanese chain with its up-close-and-personal view of the Petronas Towers can tell you that yes, the view alone is worth the trip. …

Mango Tatin

Cocott’, Casual French Restaurant, TTDI

Words: Margaret Elizabeth    Photos: Monica Tindall Stepping into Cocott’ my first words to Monica and Caning were, “Wow!” The restaurant glows with natural light from two glass walls, one of which leads to a covered terrace. As late afternoon turned …

Pre-Treatment Ritual

The Majestic Spa by Spa Village, Kuala Lumpur

Monica Tindall There’s nothing that takes us back more to halycon days of a carefree past than beginning a decadent pampering session with a cocktail. And, that is exactly the way our afternoon begins at The Majestic Spa by Spa Village, Kuala Lumpur. Pimm’s co…

Botak Liquor Bar

Botak Liquor Bar, Petaling Street, Chinatown

Words: Shaun Humphries   Photos: Monica Tindall Living inside the mall obsessed KL bubble can sometimes feel constricting and systematic. The same stores, the same crowds and the same fluorescent lighting quickly takes away my creative buzz. Thankfully, th…