Monthly Archives: July 2011

Aesthetics & Beauty Guide in 3 Languages!

29 July 2011

I’m happy and proud to announce that Aesthetics & Beauty Guide is now available in three languages!

I have to give Dr Georgia Lee credit for the Mandarin edition. During my routine check-up with the stylish doctor, she casually mentioned that I should do a Chinese version to cater to the the predominantly Mandarin-speaking population. A light bulb went off and after a quick discussion with my publisher, we set out to do ABG in Mandarin. The inaugural issue came out in May and feedback has been encouraging.

The Bahasa Indonesian version was the result of another chance meeting. When I was a freelance editor of The Republic last year, I interviewed Mr Soetikno Soedarjo of MRA Group, a media and luxury tycoon in Indonesia who not only bestowed me with a free stay at his beautiful Bvlgari Bali, but also asked me to send him a copy of Aesthetics & Beauty Guide, after I mentioned to him about it. He contacted my publisher  who made a trip down to Jakarta and the deal was done. ABG Indonesia will be published in October, together with one of his many publications, Harpers Bazaar!

Lesson learnt: opportunities are all around, you just have to listen, stay open and ACT!

Want To Live Longer? Eat Like A Viking!

21 July 2011

You’ve heard about the Mediterranean diet. Now try the Viking diet. Recent research suggests that it, too, could help you live a much longer life.

So what’s a Viking diet, exactly? It’s one that emphasizes the staples of Nordic cuisine, typically rich in cabbage, rye bread, root vegetables, and other healthful, hearty fare. In a study, diets that emphasized these Scandinavian staples reduced 12-year mortality risk by as much as one-third!

Rye bread contains vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that keep blood sugar and insulin levels in check. Cabbage is rich in isothiocyanate, which helps rid the body of toxins and carcinogens. And carrots win first place among root veggies as a source of beta carotene. Taken together, all of these nutrients can translate into lower rates of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

I’m going grocery shopping nowwwwww!

Aesthetics & Beauty Guide July – coming soon!

16 July 2011

After toiling for two months and subjecting my face and body to countless treatments in the name of work, the 3rd issue of Aesthetics & Beauty Guide (July) is done and will be out end of this month!

From in-depth reviews of the latest body slimming procedures to amazing new facial treatments that rejuvenate without any downtime, ABG July will serve to be your beauty bible to the world of advanced aesthetic technology.

Look out for it at all news-stands, petrol kiosks and the back of Mercedes Premier cabs soon!

Top 10 Celebrities Who Have Aged Beautifully

2 July 2011

The phrase, “age is but a number”, really applies to these women, who although over 50-years-old, are still looking as beautiful as ever:

1. Kelly Lynch

2. Jerry Hall

3. Cheryl Tiegs

4.  Julianne Moore

5. Jane Seymour

6.  Bo Derek

7.  Jaclyn Smith

8. Christie Brinkley

9. Michelle Pfeiffer

10.  Sharon Stone

I’ll have whatever they’re having!

For the full list of 50 most beautiful celebrities over 50, go here: