Catharine Nicol

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Fire spinning, ice bathing, anti-stress apps and wellness sabbaticals – the trends that will shape mindfulness and mental health in the 2020s

Upcoming trends include using extremes to find balance, the use of technology, discovering purpose and wellness sabbaticals

Upcoming trends include using extremes to find balance, the use of technology, discovering purpose and wellness sabbaticals

17 Feb 2020 - 1:31PM
8 Hong Kong spas where the facials, massages and multi-treatment journeys will help you reboot

What better way to rescue tired, dehydrated skin that is showing a few more lines than you’d like

What better way to rescue tired, dehydrated skin that is showing a few more lines than you’d like

25 Dec 2019 - 1:00PM
Naomi Campbell, Sharon Stone and Tina Turner all use Margy Lombard’s skincare products and look great – should you?

Supermodels Naomi Campbell and Claudia Schiffer are both 49 but look 20-something – what’s the secret?

Supermodels Naomi Campbell and Claudia Schiffer are both 49 but look 20-something – what’s the secret?

7 Dec 2019 - 2:00PM
Want to spray graffiti on the Berlin Wall? Airbnb Experiences can make your dream come true

Feel like a kid in the explorer candy shop that is Berlin by tapping into the current experiential trend

Feel like a kid in the explorer candy shop that is Berlin by tapping into the current experiential trend

21 Aug 2019 - 10:03AM
Why is Furano in rural Hokkaido home to so many Michelin-star restaurants?

Hokkaido’s Furano and Biei in Japan serve up spectacular skiing, scenery and gastronomy

Hokkaido’s Furano and Biei in Japan serve up spectacular skiing, scenery and gastronomy

12 May 2019 - 2:00PM
Soothing spa treatments to spoil yourself this festive season

The Spa at the Hong Kong Four Seasons, the Mandarin Oriental Spa and MGM Cotai’s Tria Spa can help you soak away your cares with a restful, relaxing, rejuvenating spa treatment this Christmas

The Spa at the Hong Kong Four Seasons, the Mandarin Oriental Spa and MGM Cotai’s Tria Spa can help you soak away your cares with a restful, relaxing, rejuvenating spa treatment this Christmas

18 Dec 2018 - 12:41PM
La Chine: innovative French-Chinese restaurant in Macau’s ‘little part of Paris’

Malaysian chef Chung Kuy Fai’s new menu offers perfect fusion of fine-dining cuisines within The Parisian Macao’s iconic Eiffel Tower

Malaysian chef Chung Kuy Fai’s new menu offers perfect fusion of fine-dining cuisines within The Parisian Macao’s iconic Eiffel Tower

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Time on the ocean gives Norwegian sailor Knut Frostad space to think

Norwegian sailor Knut Frostad could have been a musician. However, he fell in love with sailing when he was a child. "Actually, it was only when I discovered windsurfing that I absolutely fell in love with sailing," he recalls. "It was the feeling of having the wind in your hands."

Norwegian sailor Knut Frostad could have been a musician. However, he fell in love with sailing when he was a child. "Actually, it was only when I discovered windsurfing that I absolutely fell in love with sailing," he recalls. "It was the feeling of having the wind in your hands."

2 Dec 2015 - 12:17PM
Dining scene on Hong Kong Island’s south side expands with fresh and fun new concepts

With the opening of The Pulse at Repulse Bay, dining on Hong Kong Island’s south side is even more of an adventure.

With the opening of The Pulse at Repulse Bay, dining on Hong Kong Island’s south side is even more of an adventure.

9 Jun 2015 - 10:42PM
Chef André Chiang of Restaurant André in Singapore comes up with his own taste of success

Chef André Chiang has been making waves with his Octo-philosophy and, most recently, his new restaurant in Taipei.

Chef André Chiang has been making waves with his Octo-philosophy and, most recently, his new restaurant in Taipei.

8 Sep 2016 - 4:29PM
How Upper Station Street in Sheung Wan became a dining destination

"It's not the first place you'd come to as a tourist," says Helen Lindman, who opened the first restaurant. "Someone needs to tell you about it. It's a bit of a gem." Welcome to Upper Station Street in Hong Kong Island's Western district.

"It's not the first place you'd come to as a tourist," says Helen Lindman, who opened the first restaurant. "Someone needs to tell you about it. It's a bit of a gem." Welcome to Upper Station Street in Hong Kong Island's Western district.

6 Feb 2015 - 3:48PM
Wan Chai's Landale Street is a popular lunchtime destination

Lunchtime queues are testament to the quality of restaurants in an area with no airs and graces, writes Catharine Nicol.

Lunchtime queues are testament to the quality of restaurants in an area with no airs and graces, writes Catharine Nicol.

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Beat UV rays and pollutants this summer

Beat UV rays and pollutants this summer with sprays, cream and mists to leave skin radiant, writes Catharine Nicol.

Beat UV rays and pollutants this summer with sprays, cream and mists to leave skin radiant, writes Catharine Nicol.

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Destination: Sai Ying Pun

Sai Ying Pun (West Camp in English) is where the British military made its base when it arrived here. Queen's Road was one of the first "streets", carving its way through makeshift tents. It was once a red-light district, and later fell foul of bubonic plague.

Sai Ying Pun (West Camp in English) is where the British military made its base when it arrived here. Queen's Road was one of the first "streets", carving its way through makeshift tents. It was once a red-light district, and later fell foul of bubonic plague.

1 Nov 2012 - 11:04AM
Kitchen contenders: Greek cuisine

Greek cuisine is surprisingly under-represented in Hong Kong. The country is renowned for several iconic dishes, including dolmades and souvlaki and moussaka. Its yogurt is so delicious, it nearly defies description.

Greek cuisine is surprisingly under-represented in Hong Kong. The country is renowned for several iconic dishes, including dolmades and souvlaki and moussaka. Its yogurt is so delicious, it nearly defies description.

18 Oct 2012 - 4:57PM