Capital Corner


    Capital Escape

      1-2-2017
    Spoil yourself with some relaxing “me” time continued by sipping some refreshing drinks with that special someone in Jakarta...

    After a busy week at work and dealing with the traffic in Jakarta, you deserve some “me” time to relax your body and mind. A quick spa treatment on the weekend can help you with that. And once you’re recharged, why don’t you continue your pampering day by taking that special someone out for a cocktail at a recommended bar? These places will spoil you in the capital city...

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    For Him

    There are a lot of barbershops in the city, but Shortcut is worth a visit because they are the team responsible for cutting and styling President Joko Widodo’s hair since he was the governor of Jakarta. This barbershop offers a full grooming experience that every true gentleman needs – the hair and beard treatment is the most favorite here. This treatment begins with hair-washing, followed by a consultation, haircut, traditional wet-shaving, coloring and hair-styling.

    The barbers at Shortcut understand that each guest may have his own hair-style preferences. However, if you have no idea on what kind of hairstyle is perfect for you, don’t worry because the barbers will give you suggestions, from a classic hairstyle to the latest trend. If you want something new, you can also ask them to experiment with avant-garde style. To complete the treatment, Shortcut also gives a head and shoulder massage using high-quality products.

    Shortcut at Grand Indonesia Shopping Town is the first outlet of Barberia Indonesia, a company providing male grooming since it was first established in 2011. Now, the company is expanding the business by opening outlets at three other popular malls in Jakarta. While each Shortcut outlet is designed with western style, Barba Barberia at Senayan City is set with classic- European style, Batavorum Barberia at Plaza Indonesia embraces classiccolonial style of the old Batavia, and Barba Barberia at PIK Avenue has classic-Peranakan style. All of them share a similar character which is classic decoration that makes their space feel homey for their guests.

    Shortcut
    Grand Indonesia Indonesia Shopping
    Town level 3, Jalan M.H. Thamrin No. 1, Jakarta
    (021) 2358-0339
    Instagram: @barberia_id

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    For Her

    While the men are groomed at Shortcut, the ladies can go to Gaya Spa to have a relaxing time. Situated in the heart of Jakarta, Gaya Spa offers the best Indonesian traditional beauty treatments that have been passed down from generation to generation for hundreds of years.

    Gaya Spa presents traditional treatments from many parts of the archipelago, from Betawi, Java, Madura, Batak, Bali, Banjar, Bugis, Minang and Minahasa. Amidst the modern ambiance of the spa, these luxurious spa treatments will surely take you to a place of deep relaxation.

    Each treatment consists of several steps, including a footbath with essential oil and a massage by professional therapists. You can also use the sauna room afterwards. Once the treatment is done, you can continue to relax by sipping some healthy drinks at the lounge. Gaya Spa also offers a monthly membership package for loyal customers and special packages for couple treatments.

    Gaya Spa & Wellness
    Jalan Wolter Mongonsidi No. 25, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta
    (021) 726-7648

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    For Him And Her

    Now that you have recharged your energy after your “me” time, it is time to take your special someone out for a drink at one of the notable bars in the city. Nestled in a corner of the ground floor of Pullman Jakarta Indonesia, The Back Room Bar is the perfect place for you to unwind with your loved one.

    The fumed-teak paneling makes this place feel like a private club but at the same time gives a homey feeling as you enter the bar. Here, you can enjoy the night off by sipping one – or more – of their signature cocktails which consist of unique mixtures, all are crafted by their in-house mixologist.

    One of the signature cocktails is Aging Negroni, an Italianinspired cocktail that combines Dry Gin, Campari, Martini Rosso and twisted orange zest. This drink is even more unique as it is fermented for one month before service, and the combination of orange and alcoholic ingredients gives a delicious bittersweet taste. While Aging Negroni has a strong flavor which is perfect for the men, the ladies can enjoy the other signature drink named Old Saddle. This refreshing drink has a sensational sweet flavor with Gin, cream de cassis, Fabri syrup, cherry-water infusion and lemon wedges.

    Now, raise your glass and enjoy your date night while listening to some jazz music at The Back Room Bar. You can return on Monday and Wednesday to sip some drinks with your loved one while enjoying some live music performances that starts at 9 p.m.

    The Back Room Bar
    Pullman Jakarta Indonesia
    Jalan M.H. Thamrin No. 59, Jakarta
    (021) 3192-1111
    For Him
    Capital Escape

    There are a lot of barbershops in the city, but Shortcut is worth a visit because they are the team responsible for cutting and styling President Joko Widodo’s hair since he was the governor of Jakarta. This barbershop offers a full grooming experience that every true gentleman needs – the hair and beard treatment is the most favorite here. This treatment begins with hair-washing, followed by a consultation, haircut, traditional wet-shaving, coloring and hair-styling.

    The barbers at Shortcut understand that each guest may have his own hair-style preferences. However, if you have no idea on what kind of hairstyle is perfect for you, don’t worry because the barbers will give you suggestions, from a classic hairstyle to the latest trend. If you want something new, you can also ask them to experiment with avant-garde style. To complete the treatment, Shortcut also gives a head and shoulder massage using high-quality products.

    Shortcut at Grand Indonesia Shopping Town is the first outlet of Barberia Indonesia, a company providing male grooming since it was first established in 2011. Now, the company is expanding the business by opening outlets at three other popular malls in Jakarta. While each Shortcut outlet is designed with western style, Barba Barberia at Senayan City is set with classic- European style, Batavorum Barberia at Plaza Indonesia embraces classiccolonial style of the old Batavia, and Barba Barberia at PIK Avenue has classic-Peranakan style. All of them share a similar character which is classic decoration that makes their space feel homey for their guests.

    Shortcut
    Grand Indonesia Indonesia Shopping
    Town level 3, Jalan M.H. Thamrin No. 1, Jakarta
    (021) 2358-0339
    Instagram: @barberia_id
    For Her
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    While the men are groomed at Shortcut, the ladies can go to Gaya Spa to have a relaxing time. Situated in the heart of Jakarta, Gaya Spa offers the best Indonesian traditional beauty treatments that have been passed down from generation to generation for hundreds of years.

    Gaya Spa presents traditional treatments from many parts of the archipelago, from Betawi, Java, Madura, Batak, Bali, Banjar, Bugis, Minang and Minahasa. Amidst the modern ambiance of the spa, these luxurious spa treatments will surely take you to a place of deep relaxation.

    Each treatment consists of several steps, including a footbath with essential oil and a massage by professional therapists. You can also use the sauna room afterwards. Once the treatment is done, you can continue to relax by sipping some healthy drinks at the lounge. Gaya Spa also offers a monthly membership package for loyal customers and special packages for couple treatments.

    Gaya Spa & Wellness
    Jalan Wolter Mongonsidi No. 25, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta
    (021) 726-7648
    For Him And Her
    Capital Escape

    Now that you have recharged your energy after your “me” time, it is time to take your special someone out for a drink at one of the notable bars in the city. Nestled in a corner of the ground floor of Pullman Jakarta Indonesia, The Back Room Bar is the perfect place for you to unwind with your loved one.

    The fumed-teak paneling makes this place feel like a private club but at the same time gives a homey feeling as you enter the bar. Here, you can enjoy the night off by sipping one – or more – of their signature cocktails which consist of unique mixtures, all are crafted by their in-house mixologist.

    One of the signature cocktails is Aging Negroni, an Italianinspired cocktail that combines Dry Gin, Campari, Martini Rosso and twisted orange zest. This drink is even more unique as it is fermented for one month before service, and the combination of orange and alcoholic ingredients gives a delicious bittersweet taste. While Aging Negroni has a strong flavor which is perfect for the men, the ladies can enjoy the other signature drink named Old Saddle. This refreshing drink has a sensational sweet flavor with Gin, cream de cassis, Fabri syrup, cherry-water infusion and lemon wedges.

    Now, raise your glass and enjoy your date night while listening to some jazz music at The Back Room Bar. You can return on Monday and Wednesday to sip some drinks with your loved one while enjoying some live music performances that starts at 9 p.m.

    The Back Room Bar
    Pullman Jakarta Indonesia
    Jalan M.H. Thamrin No. 59, Jakarta
    (021) 3192-1111

     
    Edna Tarigan

       Contributor : Edna Tarigan


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