The BelleRive Boutique Hotel
The beautiful BelleRive Boutique Hotel in Luang Prabang, Laos is situated in the historical centre of the peninsula, close to the temples of Wat Nong and Wat Seansook. From there, it is just a short walk to the main road and to the famous night market, with all its fantastic Lao-designed textiles and local handicrafts. Despite its central location, the hotel enjoys a quiet atmosphere and magnificent Mekong River views.
The BelleRive Boutique Hotel offers luxury accommodation and tranquility for independent travellers with high standards. Comprised of three beautifully appointed colonial houses, the hotel features 13 rooms in three different categories: junior suites, superior rooms and Mango rooms. All rooms are furnished with an elegant mix of traditional Lao and contemporary design, including modern amenities and bathrooms with shower and separate toilets.
From any room, guests can enjoy postcard-perfect views of the Mekong River. The hotel also has a gorgeous riverside terrace restaurant, where you can enjoy a cosy breakfast, a romantic dinner or a spectacular sunset under the tamarind trees, watching the flow of the mighty river.
At BelleRive Boutique Hotel, the staff is dedicated to providing next level service at all times, ensuring that your Luang Prabang getaway will be both comfortable and memorable. Airport transfer service is provided, along with bicycle rental and access to the newly opened 18-hole golf course. The hotel can also organise guided excursions by car or boat, and are happy to host special events such as birthdays and reunions.
For a trip to one of the most beautiful cities in Southeast Asia, The BelleRive Boutique Hotel of Luang Prabang is the ideal base for relaxation, enjoyment and fabulous memories.
99 Baan Phonehueang, Luang Prabang, Laos
+856 71 260 733
With a name that means “rainbow” in Italian, Chiang Mai standby Arcobaleno is sure to impress with its time-honoured menu of authentic Italian food. Recipes comes directly from acclaimed Italian chef Renato Magmi, whose original restaurant, Babylon, was Chiang Mai’s first Italian eatery and thrived for 35 years before reopening as Arcobaleno eight years ago in the heart of the lovely, quiet Wat Gate area.
Today, the restaurant is run by Chef Renato’s daughter Elena, who continues to honour her father’s legacy by churning out freshly made pizza, pasta, soups, salads, antipasti, and fabulous protein dishes, from filet mignon to fish, along with a plentiful wine list and an array of cocktails.
This month, Arcobaleno has just completed their yearly menu revamp, adding six tasty new dishes to their already extensive offerings, including the deliciously creamy pesto spaghetti with mushrooms and sausage, the decadent potato gnocchi with truffle sauce, and the hearty stuffed chicken roll with spinach, cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes. Dishes are reasonably priced, starting at just 160 baht, and there are plenty of options for vegetarians. All pasta and pizza dough are made fresh each morning and everything is cooked to order by the experienced chefs (including Elena’s mother) who have been working together for 25 years.
At Arcobaleno, the service and setting is just as impressive as the menu, with friendly waiters and a cosy, homey atmosphere set inside a lovely white house with a wraparound porch for outdoor dining. Inside, it’s all sunny yellow walls and exposed brick covered in black and white family photos, with cloth napkins and fresh-baked bread baskets. This beloved family restaurant is the perfect place for a quick lunch, a casual family dinner, or a romantic evening for two.
Open daily, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 5.30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
60 Nawatket Road
053 306 254
House of Beauty
Winter is coming, so we better start getting ready! One often overlooked but important change to make is in your skin care routine. Cold, dry weather necessitates more nourishing and protective measures, and the skincare experts at House of Beauty (HOB) can help you find the perfect balance.
Winter products should ideally address the effects of the environment, protect from dehydration and even repair and improve our skin’s natural barriers against the elements. Cold weather can lead to irritation, itchiness, redness, dryness, flakiness and tightness, so it’s important to obtain the right tools to reduce those symptoms before they even begin. At HOB, where science meets beauty, you can not only prevent future damage, but also repair and restore healthier skin.
HOB’s revolutionary Dermalogica treatments are tailored to your individual skin type, and use non-genetically modified products free from oil, alcohol, synthetic colouringand fragrances, ensuring no long-term skin damage.Their copyrighted Face Mapping process involves a thorough method of analysis which divides the face into 14 zones, allowing HOB consultants to map and study your face zone by zone to help them select with precision the right products for your individual needs.
Best of all, HOB offers a slew of fabulous promotions each month. For November, it’s 10 percent off any treatment, pay the price of two for any three treatments (of the same price) and a variety of special Dermologica brand gifts: including a free gift set for spending 5,000 baht, a free renewal lip complex or soothing eyes makeup remover for spending 10,000 baht, a free skin hydrating masque or intensive moisture masque for 15,000 baht, and a free skin kit, perfect primer or essential cleansing solution for 20,000 baht. Become a member to receive even better rewards.
Open daily, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
24/3 Nimmanhaemin Road
Chiang Mai Lanna Business Services Ltd. (CLBS)
A Thai company with international congeniality, Chiang Mai Lanna Business Services Ltd. (CLBS) offers a unique workplace that values cultural diversity. CLBS employs people from 15 nations and provides the opportunity to work together with colleagues from various parts of the world. All of the employees contribute valuable skills and knowledge, along with their many differences, which creates an interesting cultural and professional cross-country exchange.
For most CLBS employees, Thailand is an unknown country with unfamiliar customs and constitutes a personal challenge in and of itself. Thai culture plays a major role at CLBS, not only due to the fact that it is located in Chiang Mai but also as the company employs a rising number of Thai professionals. For CLBS, the consecutive ambition is that its employees do not only improve their professional background but also learn to adapt to Thai culture as well as the other cultures that make up the company. With the advancement of cultural competence, CLBS helps build a bridge between cultures and fosters understanding amongst each other.
Every year in November, CLBS takes the opportunity to introduce the tradition of Loy Krathong to its staff. CLBS employees are invited for a get-together to make their own Krathong with the help of their Thai colleagues. As CLBS also organises events to celebrate European traditions, Thai employees get the chance to learn about foreign cultures as well.
A multi-cultural workplace like CLBS provides both a personal and professional challenge. If you are interested in acquiring a job, simply visit the company’s homepage and apply!
Airport Business Park Building B/C, 92/1 Mahidol Road
081 024 8080