Your quick guide to rest and relaxation.
1 pre-loved market to visit
Love a good bargain? Look no further than Preloved is Reloved happening all this weekend at APW Bangsar. The seventh instalment of the secondhand market returns after a six month hiatus featuring vendors selling pre-loved items namely clothes, jewellery, homeware and art. Head over to APW Bangsar, 29 Jalan Riong, Kuala Lumpur tomorrow and on Sunday between 10am and 6pm to check out its 60 vendors occupying three event spaces — The Bookmark, The Bindery and The Canopy. Visit www.facebook.com/pg/apwbangsar for more information.
1 dance workshop
Dance practitioners can sign up for the Tea Philo Dance Workshop, FreeSteps: Choices of Physical Bodies. Taking place between 5pm and 7pm this Sunday at Purple Cane Tea Square in Kuala Lumpur Level 1 of Shaw Parade, it will feature Su, Wei-Chia, general director cum choreographer of Horse Dance Theatre of Taiwan as guest speaker. Shaw Parade is located at 152 Changkat Thambi Dollah, Pudu, Kuala Lumpur. Visit www.facebook.com/teaphilomy for more information and details on how to register.
2 performances to catch
Traditional sape player and vocalist Alena Murang graces BoboKL’s stage for the first time today, followed by a second show tomorrow at 9.30pm. A mesmerising and evocative performer, she is one of the first and few female sape players, and is growing in the global World Music Scene, travelling all over the US, Europe and Asia. Tickets are priced at RM80 or RM65 (for Bobo diners). Visit www.bobokl.com for ticket, bookings and more.
Kuchipudi is one of the 11 major classical dances of India, and originates from the state of Andhra Pradesh. A dance-drama performance, with its roots in the ancient Hindu Sanskrit text of Natya Shastra, Kuchipudi shows are hard to come by in Kuala Lumpur, where Bharata Natyam is more commonly performed. In a one-night show this Saturday, Narayana — a tribute to kuchipudi masters; the late Padmabhushan Dr Vempati Chinna Satyam and Kalaratna Vempati Ravi Shankar — features works by noted composers like Swathi Thirunal, Bharathiyar and Oothukadu Venkata Subbaiyar, and will allow you to be immersed in the graceful beauty of this 10th century dance form. Happening at 7pm tomorrow at the Shantanand Auditorium, Temple of Fine Arts, 116 Jalan Berhala, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur. Tickets are RM100 to RM30, call (03) 22725709 to book.
3 Mother’s Day dining ideas
Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur is offering a Mother’s Day Communal Galore promotion at Horizon Grill. Offering both indoor and al fresco dining atop a roof terrace on the hotel’s 58th floor, the culinary experience is made up of a flavourful four-course classic French menu and Voga Italia Prosecco wine to complement. Available only for dinner (6.30pm to 10.30pm) on Sunday, the food menu is priced at RM598 nett for a group of two to three pax and RM888 for wine pairing. Those who enjoy non-alcoholic beverages may opt for a free flow of Honey Strawberry Coolers at RM45. Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur is located at 2 Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur. For reservations and more call (03) 2113 1821 or email [email protected].
One World Hotel Petaling Jaya’s Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant executive chef Tommy Choong Chan Hoo has prepared three special seven-course set menus to celebrate the supermoms in our lives. The options include oven baked tiger prawn with cheese and garlic butter sauce, double boiled chicken soup with Japanese black garlic and abalone, as well as wok fried mixed mushrooms with Australian asparagus and truffle oil. The set menus are available for both lunch and dinner until this weekend and priced at RM138 nett (Set A), RM188 nett (Set B) and RM218 nett (Set C) per person for a minimum order of two persons. The restaurant is located at the lobby level of One World Hotel Petaling Jaya, 1 Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya. For enquiries and to make reservations, call (03) 7681 1159 or email [email protected].
Nobu Kuala Lumpur presents its seven-course Mother’s Day Omakase created by executive chef Philip Leong and his culinary team. Wow your mom with the array of exquisite dishes such as the tantalising seared bonito tataki with coriander dressing, refreshing fluke sashimi with braised dashi zucchini and spicy lemon dressing, and succulent wagyu short rib quinoa donburi and wagyu foie gras gyoza before ending with a decadent walnut almond financier and kuromitsu ice cream. Available until Sunday for dinner, it is priced at RM500. Call (03) 2164 5084 for more details or to make reservations.
3 last minute gift options for mom
When words fail to express your appreciation for the special woman in your life, let Soleluna jewellery from DeGem do the talking for you. Visit DeGem’s e-commerce store at www.degemdiamond.com/estore to enjoy discounted prices till May 12, in conjunction with Mother’s Day. One of the pieces on promotion is the Astra Lucent Lace (pic) diamond necklace inspired by the boundless beauty of the universe and stars. Crafted in 10-carat white gold, it is set with 26 pieces of round brilliant diamonds and is currently priced at RM1,275.
Treat your mum to a pampering facial session at Hammam this weekend. The options include a 75-minute Maroc Maroc Revitalising Facial priced at RM178. The session begins with a delicate milk cleanser scented with orange blossom before a thorough exfoliation with argan grains. This is followed by purifying with a soothing rose and lemon white clay masque and hydrating with a rich argan emulsion. Hammam outlets are located at Level 4G, Publika Shopping Gallery, Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur and 3F7 and 3F8, Bangsar Village 2, Bangsar Kuala Lumpur. Visit www.hammamspas.com for more details.
Say “I love you” with gourmet chocolate delights from Harriston Chocolatier this Mother’s Day. Be spoilt for choice by their selection of handcrafted pralines, chocolate bars, panned chocolates at their newly opened store at The Linc KL, 360 Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur. Harriston Chocolatier’s delectable pralines start from RM8 and goes up to RM30 for a 67g bar of single origin chocolate. For more information, please logon on www.instagram.com/harristonchocolatier.