Ladies, time for some self-care

Self-love begins with self-care. Let’s use International Women’s Day (happening on 8 March) as an opportunity to remind you, or the women in your life, to take time out to recharge. Since everything begins at home, here are some essentials #legend recommends adding to your abode for a self-care sanctuary:


Photo: La Mer

Every person can benefit from a good moisturizer. La Mer’s new moisturizing soft cream is our pick for great skincare maintenance. With its Miracle Broth formula derived from sustainably harvested giant sea kelp, the cream helps skin activate lipid production for improved skin texture.

Introduced in 2012, the soft cream now comes with a new formula. Each jar contains more moisture spheres in different sizes to accelerate delivery and optimize performance. Remember to make self-care a habit, not an occasion, and your skin will thank you for it.


Photo: Net-A-Porter

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Net-A-Porter aims to empower women globally through the sixth season of its Incredible Women podcast. The latest series in its podcast is entitled Champions of Change, featuring women driving vital changes that are shaping the futures of their industries and beyond.

Hosted by Net-A-Porter’s content director, Alice Casely-Hayford, and fashion director Kay Barron, the intimate conversations with a range of women challenging gender stereotypes, drawing attention to bias, and seeking out inclusion in their fields will provide insights into the lives and work of these inspirational women. Guests range from Kiara Nirghin who works in STEM to Grammy-nominee Este Haim.

Best of all, every first listen to the first episode of this podcast series between March 7 to 13, 2023 will translate to a US$1 donation from Net-A-Porter to Catalyst, a global non-profit organisation supported by many of the world’s most powerful CEOs and leading companies to help build workplaces that work for women.

Audio system

The Beoplay A9 Home Speaker from Bang & Olufsen in Lunar Red.

Whether you are listening to a podcast or grooving to your favourite jams, a good sound system is essential.  A reliable system is not only a great investment, but a potentially stylish house piece.

In terms of recommendations, the Beoplay A9 Home Speaker from Bang & Olufsen is one of our picks. The minimalist speaker comes in four colours and was recently featured in a shoot with our digital cover star, Hong Kong singer Alfred Hui.

Alfred Hui holds the Beolit 20 Portable Speaker from Bang & Olufsen.

Since space is limited in Hong Kong, Bang & Olufsen also offers the Beolit 20 Portable Speaker if that is a concern. The portability of this fuss-free system is an added benefit.


Photo: Jo Malone

Now, who doesn’t love breezing into a luxurious hotel/spa/shop and being greeted by a scent that takes over the senses and transports you to another realm? Do the same for your home with some candles and tell a whole new story about your abode.

Jo Malone’s candles are a firm favourite for many. They are crafted in England blended with their fragrances. They come in three sizes: travel (65g), deluxe (600g) or deluxe (2100g). So there’s something there for everyone, whether you want to switch scents often or stick to something long lasting.   


Photo: Intimissimi

After a day out in heels, ladies just want to feel comfy and cosy when they are back indoors. But there is no need to sacrifice style for comfort. Intimissimi offers a lovely range of pajamas and sleepwear that are as gorgeous as they are comfortable.

The appropriately named Feeling Beautiful satin kimono is a standout with its blue floral print. Also, it helps that there is free standard shipping and a promotion for 50 percent off for a second piece on Intimissimi’s website from now until March 12.   

Cocktail maker

Photo: Quench Home Bars

Sometimes, all a girl needs is a drink at the end of the day. You don’t need the stress of hitting up a bar for a cocktail if you have all the ingredients and tools you need at home.

Whatever your beverage of choice is, the Quench Cocktail Collection has you covered. The British bespoke home bar designer has curated this set of tools based on their years of demonstrations. The company claims that “never before has there been a more complete collection of professional cocktail equipment as used around the world in the finest bars” and we are inclined to believe them.

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