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PHUKET BIKEWEEK
This year is the 20th anniversary
of what is billed as the biggest
motorcycle event in Asia.
Highlights include exhibitions of
bikes and choppers from various
brands as well as customised
vehicles. You can buy souvenirs
and motorcycle gear and there
are parties every evening.
phuketbikeweek.com
THA I L AND
APR 11-19
BHUTANCONCERTS
Canadian pop artists Bryan
Adams and k.d. lang will
perform in the first concerts
in the Himalayan kingdom.
Tickets are limited to 500
and start at US$2,500. They
include lodging and entry to
both shows, which are to raise
funds for local charities.
bhutanconcert.com
BHUTAN
APR 22-23
SNOWBOMBING
At this festival in
the alpine resort
of Mayrhofen,
Austria, you can
spend the days
skiing (left) and
the nights enjoying
music performances in unique settings
like an igloo and a forest clearing.
snowbombing.com
AUS TR I A
APR 7-12
Uber gallery Gagosian – among the first to champion
contemporary artists like Damien Hirst – has turned
its fine eye to a snappy collaboration with master
camera maker Leica. The casing of the X2 Gagosian
Edition Camera is white and splashed with black ink
marks. Weighing just 345g, the X2 is a retro-chic
change from camera phones.
ART Y SNA P
HOLIDAY
SHOPPING
If you’re heeding
the call of New
Zealand’s amazing
beaches, be sure to
check out The Shop
at The Oyster Inn
onWaiheke Island.
It stocks colourful
beachwear (above),
lovely tote bags and
strappy sandals
designed by former
Louis Vuitton
executive Andrew
Glenn. The items are
handmade in Bali.
theoysterinn.co.nz
LEAVE THE SANDAT
THE BEACH
The worst part
about going to the
beach is the wet
sand clinging to your
towel. The Sandusa
beach towel (above)
banishes this with
special nylon on one
side that repels the
mess. It’s ideal for
wrapping swimwear
(so your bag stays
dry) or lining a baby’s
travel cot or pram (so
“accidents” can be
quickly cleaned up).
sandusa.net
Get in the
mood for your
next sun
and beach
holiday with
these buys.
HOT
STUFF
David Tang, fashion maven behind
luxe retailer Shanghai Tang, has just
launched a lifestyle line. Tang Tang
Tang Tang (the name playfully recalls
the first four notes of Beethoven’s
Fifth Symphony) offers youthfully
stylish Chinese-themed furniture
and clothes. The store in Hong
Kong’s buzzyWan Chai district is
cleverly furnished and styled like
a home – with quirky, exuberantly
coloured merchandise that includes
everything from rice cookers and
plates (above left) to comfy bed linen
and plush sofas (above right).
Home symphony
tangtangtangtang.com
gagosian.com
PHOTOS
ROB MCKEEVER / COURTESY GAGOSIAN GALLERY