3:00 p.m. Arrival and Check-In @ The St. Regis Macao
Having escaped from a rainy day in Hong Kong, I arrived at the pier being greeted by my personal butler – who took me to the limousine and informed me of a personalized itinerary for the coming 24 hours.
I got to the hotel in 10 minutes and was led to my suite right away. Efficiency lovers, this is for you. With express pre-check-in, I did not spend one minute waiting for anything or anyone. The suite was lavishly and elegantly designed in my favourite hues of cream, beige, wood, and dark marbles.
St. Regis hotels are renowned for delivering exceptional bespoke service, so I came with an expectation. Not exaggerating here, their thoughtful Butler Service still managed to go beyond the benchmark. Think 24-7, customized to suit each guest’s tastes and preferences (read on to find out).
I finally finished watching Asia's Next Top Model Season 5 (yes, only yesterday), and the final shoot is simply amazing! Behind every pretty picture there is a team of professional and talented crew taking care of the set, and most importantly, the hair and makeup.
Makeup can easily change up a person’s look – from a lip gloss to dark red lips, from mascara-only to dramatic cat eyes, one can transform from a professional office lady to a glam queen in no time. But hey, let’s face it. As much as I’d love to have the skills of Michelle Phan, I tend to err on the “safe side” and repeat the same look, cause I know I won’t screw it up.
So it was graduation last December and I had to take obligatory family photos. The previous set had haunted me over the past ten years. They are simply too embarrassing to look at, yet they are hung in the most obvious corner of my living room (yea, not the best times and really not looking forward to taking another). Just as I was planning to go for another “daily” makeup with some damaged bleached hair, I got in touch with Sponge, an on-demand beauty services team. The timing couldn’t be more perfect so I went over to check out their services online – I always loved wavy hair so I immediately scheduled a slot right before the family photo shoot. The founder, Diane, who is very hands-on with her business, confirmed the appointment with me right away. The stylist was on time, friendly, and took care of my preference perfectly. With the comfort of getting my hair done at home, we actually chatted the time away and had a fun time - and before I knew it, my hair was done.