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PUBLISHED : Friday, 09 September, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 09 September, 2011, 12:00am

Stylish stag

Too busy to organise a bachelor party? Let Phuket's Paresa Resort set it all up for you - its 'stag party' package is for groups of eight. Enjoy two nights in its four-bedroom Grand Villa, with events suited to your men-only needs: a barbecue at a private swimming pool, a boy's night out to the city's Patong district, as well as daily breakfasts and 60-minute massages. It's priced at US$7,500 for your entire rabble. paresaresorts.com

Small wonder

Bowers & Wilkins, the company that outfits London's Abbey Road studios, recently released the PM1 - a high-end speaker that reproduces studio-quality monitors for home use. With a traditional design scheme that borrows from the company's past, coupled with the latest woofer technologies, the mini-monitor offers a strong, spacious sound in a relatively compact size. Speakers are priced at US$2,800 a pair. bowers-wilkins.com

Gun crazy

The long-established sport of bird hunting might not seem acceptable in our politically correct times. But for those with the urge to partake, Blixt and Company's driven shoots begin this month and will run on til mid-November. The hunting takes place in Lazy Triple Creek, a 2,200 acre estate in Idaho that offers numerous challenges. Prices start at US$4,000. blixtco.com

Horsing around

Alfred Dunhill's partnership with the Japan National Football team is reaching its 11th season. To celebrate, Dunhill has recruited artist Hisashi Tenmyouya to portray the team in all their glory - the 14 players are mounted on horses, wearing trademark Dunhill suits, with head coach Alberto Zaccheroni clad in traditional samurai armour. A limited number of prints are available, with proceeds going to a Love Japan charity. dunhill.com

Starter for 10

The past decade has seen French furniture company Jean de Merry shake up the world of design. For its 10th anniversary, it has enlisted 10 celebrity guests, including artist Joel Morrison (his chair above), model Karolina Kurkova and actress Katherine Heigl, to collaborate on 10 limited-edition pieces, with all proceeds going to a charity of the designer's choice. jeandemerry.com

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