Author: Helen Dalley

Contributing editor to Alpha Men Asia and Jetsetter magazine, Helen Dalley loves profiling trendsetters – be that a new chef or a gallery owner – and writing about up-and-coming destinations. Now based in the UK after 12 years in Hong Kong, her favourite destinations include Norway’s Lofoten islands, the small towns dotted along the Italian Rivieria and Yosemite National Park. She has written for the South China Morning Post, Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia, Business Traveller Asia Pacific, CNN Travel and several inflight magazine titles, including Discovery, Silver Kris and Silk Road.

After bringing several unique bar concepts to Hong Kong, F&B visionary Sandeep Sekhri is now poised to export his Boutique Bars brand to Southeast Asia.

The poster boy for modern British adventure, free climber and BASE jumper Leo Houlding has scaled some of the most technical peaks and biggest walls in the world – but he’s still hungry for more.

Crowned China’s Strongest Man 2023, chef and restauranteur Arron Rhodes is as hungry for further F&B expansion as he is to win more weightlifting competitions.

Bali’s The Asa Maia has made a name for itself among the pro surfer clan for its breathwork workshops but every lad can benefit from this practice.

Simone Rossi, head of bars at Rosewood Hong Kong, talks Mahjong-inspired cocktails, best cigar and spirits pairings and the importance of staying humble.

Raffles London at the OWO boasts retro Heritage Suites that once housed influential politicians including Churchill and Profumo, a speakeasy spy bar and a trio of dining venues by three Michelin-starred chef Mauro Colagreco.

A spirit that pays tribute to the timeless glamour of the French Riviera, The Gardener Gin was co-created by Hollywood star Brad Pitt.

Frustrated by the lack of healthy alcoholic drinks in Hong Kong, Flora Ma and Jonathan Der set up hard seltzer company Only Drinks.

Acclaimed chef and restaurateur Will Meyrick continues to steadily build his empire, but remains as hands-on as ever, he tells Helen Dalley.

One of Hong Kong’s few chefs to be awarded three Michelin stars, Alvin Leung is championing local suppliers with his latest venture, farm-to-table concept Café Bau

How do you not offend people while still holding firm to your convictions – and what’s the latest social media etiquette in the dating world? Alpha Men Asia has the low-down on dating in the age of activism.

Seminyak’s Fascini gallery will help you cultivate that laid-back Bali vibe at home, says founder/owner Marcus Scharzenberger.

Expand your wine repertoire at wine/coffee omakase mato, where sommelier Wallace Lo showcases bottles from more unusual grapes and independent wineries.

At new Japanese restaurant Artifact, caviar is celebrated in all its forms, with head chef Kiyoshi Sato honouring the history and diversity of this luxurious ingredient.