Tone yourself at a modern gym with all the bells and whistles before heading to a tailor and get a fancy new wardrobe or quirky new haircut to go with that new summer bod.
This clothing shop that first opened as a roadside stall has now escalated their production and turned into a high end Chiang Mai brand. Perfecting their designs and styles over decades, Sripun now uses only natural fibers, focusing on linen, cotton and hemp. All the clothes are hand tailored, with designs inspired by Japanese styles. Most of their items are earth toned, focusing on hues of brown, beige, cream, pearl and blue to make them wearable every day. Whether it is tank tops, slack pants, cropped shirt, you could easily mix and match Sripun’s clothes to create your own style. You can even get custom made designs by inqurinig in store. Prices start at just 250 baht and Citylife readers can get a 10% discount on all linen and hemp designs.
Open 10am – 6pm
Nimmanhaemin Road Soi 15, T. Suthep
Surf Sweat Chiang Mai
Located on the second floor of The Kannas Mini mall, Surf Sweat is the first fitness studio in Chiang Mai which introduces everyone to a fun and new way to get your bodies muscular and fit. The studio is full of brand new exercising equipment imported all the way from America including Surfset boards, Water Rower machines and exercising equipment for Pilates. We mountain folks aren’t known for our surfing skills, so this cool Surfset board could be a really fun challenge for anyone looking to get the feel of a surfboard, but in an air-conditioned room and on land! You can also build up some muscles with the Water Rower machine, an exercising machine imitating the action of rowing. Pilates is a fitness system that can help fix your body posture and you can join a course here. This studio is fully air-conditioned, limited to only eight people per class which enables everyone to be able to interact with the instructor. If you are up for a challenge to test your limits, Surf Sweat is definitely the place you are looking for!
The Kannas 308, Moo 3, T. Chang Pheuk
063 559 9264
This well known, and iconic Soi Wat Umong café is hard to miss. With a massive garden and bright yellow two storey building, it’s a highlight of the area offering a café experience with a twist. Lamour Cafe not only serves up great teas, coffees and other exciting drinks like smoothies and sodas; they also serve up food – both savoury and sweet – from morning to evening. Although their sweet cakes and freshly cooked lunch dishes do draw a crowd, what really makes Lamour Cafe special is the hair dressers upstairs. With hair stylists skilled in both male and female styles, they offer trendy cuts that can go well with your new summer style. It is clear from the rainbow of hair colours on their Facebook page that they tend to go heavy on the hair dye, so prepare for an exciting new style if you book in here.
Open 9am – 9pm
8/8 Soi Wat Umong, Suthep
081 818 5707