Money Today Archive Aug 18, 2013 Issue

Edition: Aug 18, 2013

Culture

Jimmy Jacob

Fork that deal

Fork that deal

A few wrong moves over an important business lunch could spell the difference between bagging a deal and going home empty-handed.
Travel
High Fidelity
With a host of frequent flier programmes to pick from, read between the lines before pledging your loyalty.
  • Feast before you fly No longer is the frequent flier expected to live on cold sandwiches alone. Presenting six airport restaurants across the world that promise to make travelling a joy for the palate.
  • Hong Kong On a Plate From brilliantly inventive Michelin-star restaurants to classic Cantonese cuisine, Hong Kong has a dining scene as vibrant as the city itself.
  • Events to look forward to in August Located in the heart of Normandy's dairy region, Livarot hosts a festival on Aug 6 and 7th, devoted to cheese.
Products
4 accessories your car doesn't need
If your overall wheel diameter exceeds what the manufacturer has made room in the wheel well for, the tyres can start rubbing against the wheel well-liner each time you drive over a bump.
  • Need For Speed Crafted and curated to technical finesse by Swiss manufacturer Koenigsegg, the Agera has been named the hypercar of the year.
  • Fitbit Aria Smart Scale The fitbit Aria is more than just another weighing scale! Unlike its counterparts, its function does not end with measuring your weight.
  • Holy Smokes Daniel Carroll, cigar enthusiast and co-founder of the Cigar Club of India, picks out five must-try cigars of 2013.
  • Buy me a drink Drink your way to a good fortune. A guide to the science, commerce and emotions that run in whisky investing.
Food
Mind your Head!
Tension at home and work wreaking havoc on your mental health? Here are seven ways to ensure that your brain remains energised, no matter how tough the going gets.
  • Fork that deal A few wrong moves over an important business lunch could spell the difference between bagging a deal and going home empty-handed.
  • The Alcohol Diaries Many a mystery lies hidden in your glass of golden ale, and not everything you hear about it is true. Presenting six myths about alcohol that are better off dispelled.
  • 5 Top Tables in Hong Kong Worthy of a Culinary Stopover This Lan Kwai Fong 40-seat restaurant may sound rather star-struck but the menu at this two-star Michelin restaurant is truly fit for a celebrity.
  • Hong Kong On a Plate From brilliantly inventive Michelin-star restaurants to classic Cantonese cuisine, Hong Kong has a dining scene as vibrant as the city itself.
  • Buy me a drink Drink your way to a good fortune. A guide to the science, commerce and emotions that run in whisky investing.
  • Thunder Thai Neung Roi brings you the best of Thai cuisine on a platter.
  • Potluck Point Vicinia looks like a postcard Wi-Fi restaurant, but its fare is nothing to rave about.
Fashion
Prachi Bhuchar
Ramp it up
It's a man's world at Gucci this season as the iconic brand launches a men only store in Milan ahead of the men's fashion week where it showcases its Spring/ Summer 2014 look.

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