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FUN MAGAZINE, October, 2005.
270, ZhongXiao East Road, Sec.
By Shanzi Chen Translated by Cara Steenstra
Although the once-glorious "Ya
Yen" is now history, its premises have been taken
over by a glamorous and modern club known as The Face.
The greatest attraction here is the catwalk, which stretches
around the premises, lit up by LED lights. Contrasting
this is a mysterious atmosphere, with deep-red sofas
and candlelight, creating a laid-back yet glamorous
The Face's design is multi-faceted, mainly using red
and white in a mix of pop and late-modern glamour, so
that the contrasts are not only seen but also felt.
The concept here is the brainchild of Planning Director
Shaman Chiu. Being an interior decorator, Shaman wanted
The Face to double as a club during the night and as
a fashion catwalk during the day, so that fashion shows
or other activities could also be hosted. During clubbing
hours, you can dance to the changing catwalk LED lights
while showing off your confidence and charm.
The Face also boasts the longest bar
in Taipei city, staffed by seven experienced bartenders.
Young, humorous head bartender Allen already has seven
years of experience and his careful attention to detail
helps him create the perfect cocktail for each client,
according to their individual moods. He created the
house drink, known simply as "The Face", a
cocktail which even has male and female versions. Another
cocktail worth mentioning is the Raspberry Sea Breeze.
Made from the latest addition to the Absolut family--Absolut
Rasberri--it tastes sweet like love itself.
The Face hosts special parties every
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday: Wednesday is Singles
Night, featuring three special cocktails with three
different meanings. Club staff play cupid and use games
to bring singles together. Thursday is Party Night and
two popular foreign DJs from Taichung, Andrew Ford and
Boyan, get the crowd moving. Andrew says that the music
he plays at The Face will be cooler than ever, and the
partying will be wilder than ever (his official website
is www.djandrewford.com ). Saturday is Foam Party Night,
when bikini-clad girls are welcome to come have fun
in the foam and sign up for the Sexy Foam Beauty Contest.
If you're ready to show yourself off
in elegant surroundings and meet other beautiful people,
there's little doubt that The Face is definitely the