Get celebrities' tips to usher in 2016 in style

In Issue 19, five celebrities, including singer G.na, provide an insider's guide to where to eat, drink, shop and visit in New York, London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Seoul.
In Issue 19, five celebrities, including singer G.na, provide an insider's guide to where to eat, drink, shop and visit in New York, London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Seoul.PHOTO: CUBE ENTERTAINMENT
Dick Lee loves his Versace shirts. He has more than 50 of them, visits eBay every day to source for bargains, and pays up to S$2,800 for each piece.
Dick Lee loves his Versace shirts. He has more than 50 of them, visits eBay every day to source for bargains, and pays up to S$2,800 for each piece. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
In Issue 19, five celebrities, including jewellery designer Lynn Ban, provide an insider's guide to where to eat, drink, shop and visit in New York, London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Seoul.
In Issue 19, five celebrities, including jewellery designer Lynn Ban, provide an insider's guide to where to eat, drink, shop and visit in New York, London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Seoul.ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

The January issue of award-winning digital magazine The Life celebrates the new year with tips on how to dress, travel and eat in style.

Life writer Ankita Varma sits down with home-grown songwriter and composer Dick Lee to find out the secrets behind his signature debonair look.

The 59-year-old spills on all things fashion and design - including how his love for nostalgia has found its way into his wardrobe.

With all the long weekends coming up in the new year, it's also time to start making travel plans.


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  • 1. Download The Straits Times Star E-books app from App Store for your iPad or Google Play for your Android tablet.

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The Life magazine's editor Elisabeth Gwee interviews five celebrities in London, New York, Seoul, Sydney and Hong Kong to get insider tips on where to eat, drink, shop and explore .

And if you have friends from overseas visiting in the new year, National Kitchen by Violet Oon needs to be on your radar.

With a restaurant design that recalls a wealthy colonial home and a menu showcasing Singapore's multi-ethnic cuisine, The Straits Times' food critic Wong Ah Yoke tells you why the food doyenne's new Singapore-themed venture is such a success.

The Life E-book series, which was launched in July last year, won Best Lifestyle Mobile Service at the 6th Asian Digital Media Awards last month.

The awards recognise individuals and organisations in Asia which embrace new technology, innovative thinking and creativity in digital media.

The event is organised by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers.

The magazine, which will be put out quarterly from next year, can be downloaded free on The Straits Times Star E-Books mobile app for iPad at the Apple App Store, and Android devices at Google Play. Past issues are also available for download.

The Life is best viewed on an iPad or Android tablet and is best downloaded via Wi-Fi.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 25, 2015, with the headline 'Get celebrities' tips to usher in 2016 in style'. Print Edition | Subscribe