Is it Friday already? Time truly flies when you're having fun (or getting really busy!). With another week comes a new wave of headlines you might have missed. But as always, we're serving them piping hot in this week's Insider Roundup. Find out more about Louis Vuitton's first-ever restaurant and café in Osaka, book convention Big Bad Wolf's return to Manila, and more down below.
Louis Vuitton opens first-ever café and restaurant in Osaka
Have you ever imagined what designer food tastes like? Well, now you can simply head to Osaka, Japan's famous Shinsaibashi district and hit up Louis Vuitton's first-ever café and restaurant. At the top floor of Maison Osaka Midosuji is the casual Le Café V where shoppers can make a quick stop, sip a cuppa at the airy cocktail bar, and embrace the ambience dressed in LV's Objets Nomades furniture collection. If you're in for a more formal— and fancy — dining experience, the exclusive Sugalabo V, headlined by the Chef Yosuke Suga (known for his invite-only resto in Tokyo) is just found below the café, where one can earn access for a JPY30,000 (~USD275) reservation fee. Both establishments will officially open tomorrow, 1 February 2020.
A cheese-themed hotel just opened in London
Onto other interesting openings coming our way, London now has a cheese-themed hotel ready for accommodation. The Cheese Suite by Café Rouge finds its home in Camden, where it sports cheese-themed furniture, art, and of course, a lot of cheese plates on the menu. But you have to be quick as it will only last until 6 February 2020. If you find yourself in London this coming week, brie-tter drop by!
Big Bad Wolf Book Sale returns to Manila
From cheese-loving to book-buying, set a date with your beloved titles as Big Bad Wolf's massive book sale event is back again in Manila this Valentine's Day. Happening from 14 to 24 February, the sale will feature over 20 million books at up to 90 per cent off prices. We don't know about you but to us, that sounds like a date!
Sarabia Optical brings POLAR to the Philippines
Speaking of things coming to the PH, bespectacled folks are also getting a treat this coming love month with POLAR dropping at Sarabia Optical. Known as one of the Philippines' biggest eyewear houses, Sarabia Optical introduces the Italian brand to the market, promising super polarised lenses to prevent eye strain caused by glare, all while keeping your eyepieces looking sleek and functional. What a specs-tacular gift idea for both you and your beau for V-day, don't you think?
Hamilton movie to feature original Broadway cast
Last but not least, since we're on the topic of things to look forward to, Broadway fans rejoice as Hamilton's movie adaptation is said to feature the original cast from the stage. Lin Manuel-Miranda (songwriter for Moana, Jack from Mary Poppins Returns), who's best known for his stellar titular role in this musical, will take on the name again in the silver screen, along with the rest of the original cast. This sets apart Hamilton The Movie from other Broadway-turned-film adaptations, which usually feature Hollywood stars under their billing. The original play which focuses on the life of forgotten American founding father Alexander Hamilton, has been the seventh highest-grossing stage musical since 1982. The movie release has still yet to announce official screening dates, but this news alone is enough to make any Broadway — and cinema — fan excited. February's definitely looking up with these headlines, don't you think?
Wish to look at the headlines from early this week? Browse through them here.
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