Published Date : Nov. 27, 2019 / Edited Date : Nov. 18, 2020
The Poetry of Everyday
Editors Julia Truiyu & Ji-eun Gyeong / Provided by THESEOULive
Luxury is not about expensive items, it’s about refined experiences!
For a breather
If you ever feel get those migraine-like reactions to chemical-based aromas and perfumes, this is definitely the place for you! Located in the Mangwon-dong area, Sutome Apothecary is a showroom that puts its focus on all-natural scents derived from essential oils for some genuine aromatherapy, be it in spray or candle form, that helps calm and clear the mind and body. You'll find yourself immersed in the discovery of aesthetically pleasing names, such as Maiden Voyage, Moonlight Lullaby, Eternal Beauty, and more. There are other featured aromas, like Seochon Youngrakjae (name of a famous hanok), Soohwarim (name of a luxury condo, or "pension"), and Ihwaru, all of which have been inspired by beautiful locations throughout Korea. For more featured items, be sure to check out the Memoria Collection at the official website. Regularly held classes and seminars are also available, however, be sure to call prior to your visit as the showroom closes on occasion.
Tired of the same old cafe at every corner no matter where you go? Well, Baesan may just offer some respite from the monotony! Baesan offers a unique selection of indigenous teas to Taiwan and China, such as latte puer tea, latte black tea, and latte green tea, that put a casual and modern spin on traditional teas like puer tea, black tea, and green tea. Baesan is housed in a space featuring cars and steel structures that were newly refurbished in collaboration with works from various other artists. The name "baesan" is actually the Korean pronunciation of the number "813" in Chinese, which is a number favored among Chinese people.
Address 78, Seongsui-ro, Seongdong-gu
Hours Daily 11:00 - 24:00
When you crave delicious eats
MRG Korea, the owning establishment of the Made for Garlic restaurant chain, launched M. Steakhouse as their premium steakhouse brand. Created in line with a motif crafted from the artistic element native to Florence, Italy, M. Steakhouse offers traditional steak dishes, while providing a chique, modern ambiance. This unique space itself essentially reinterprets one of Italy's top art museums, the Uffizi Gallery, in modern fashion so that visitors can enjoy art works from the Renaissance over a wonderful dinner of exquisite steak and wine. M. Steakhouse features prime beef steaks naturally cured over the course of a 40-day period and prepares each steak, observing the traditional Italian method of preparation "Bistecca alla fiorentina," or Florentine style.
Once you enter the first floor lobby of the James Joyce Hotel, boasting a red-brick architecture resembling that of an NYC building, you'll notice the cozy wall decor and sofa greeting you upon entrance, reminiscent of a design you'd only see in Manhattan. Previously operating under the name "Hotel Double A," the hotel was rechristened with the name of the infamous Irish novelist, James Joyce, and updated with a much more 20th century appeal. The guest rooms are cleanly adorned with wooden floors and practical, modern furniture. The hotel also features a restaurant on the rooftop, which is covered entirely in grass, sitting under the awe-inspiring gaze of the Namsan Mountain. The hotel itself is located nearby the Myeongdong shopping area, while also being set in the vicinity of primary tourist spots, one of which is the Namsangol Hanok Village, just a five-minute walk away! For those that RSVP the suite with a spa bath, you'll be able to even enjoy a simple, yet romantic bath in a wooden tub that overlooks the entire city.
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