10.05.2021 Views

The Luxury Network International Magazine Issue 17

You also want an ePaper? Increase the reach of your titles

YUMPU automatically turns print PDFs into web optimized ePapers that Google loves.

Tiara<br />

by Chaumet<br />

FIT FOR ROYALTY<br />

ISSUE <strong>17</strong> | MAR - APR 2020


Described as “<strong>The</strong> next generation of marketing for luxury brands” by the British media,<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> is the world’s leading luxury affinity marketing group. <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong><br />

<strong>Network</strong> is a private membership club, established in luxury capitals or countries<br />

around the world, within which premium companies work closely together<br />

at senior director level for mutual business and client development.


<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong>’s objective is simple: To facilitate co-operation and exciting new<br />

business development activities between top-end companies. New business partnerships<br />

are created via strategic alignment, joint collaborations, product placements,<br />

endorsements, media sharing, B2B and B2C networking, sales and luxury<br />

showcase events and numerous other affinity marketing activities.


A Message<br />

From <strong>The</strong> Editor<br />

Dear Valued Readers,<br />

Last February 22, 2020, <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> <strong>International</strong> Awards 2020 was successfully celebrated this year<br />

in awarding the world’s finest brands for their luxury products and exceptional services. We hosted this most<br />

sought-after annual occasion at the exquisite Mondrian Doha in Qatar, where the evening saw over 300 invited<br />

VIP delegates from the world’s leading brands, which gathered to be recognized on stage for their outstanding<br />

efforts.<br />

Through <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> Awards, all of the attendees were able to give back to the world through the fundraising<br />

drive for some philanthropic organizations such as the Qatar Cancer Society, our membership group’s<br />

chosen charity partner for this year’s awards.<br />

On behalf of our team, we congratulate all the award-winners of the year 2020,<br />

who through their immeasurable passion and pure hard work to deliver their topnotch<br />

services, have received those distinctions. <strong>The</strong> highlights and winners are<br />

featured in this issue.<br />

Please enjoy the <strong>17</strong> th edition of <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> <strong>International</strong> <strong>Magazine</strong>.<br />

Sincerely,<br />

Fares Ghattas<br />

Global CEO,<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> <strong>International</strong><br />

Editor-in-chief,<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> <strong>International</strong> <strong>Magazine</strong><br />

4<br />

@faresghattas<br />

@theluxurynetwork


highlights<br />

ISSUE <strong>17</strong> | Mar - Apr 2020<br />

16<br />

<strong>The</strong> ACH130 Aston Martin Edition Airbus Helicopter<br />

25<br />

Chaumet Tiaras: Divine Jewels<br />

26<br />

World’s Most Expensive Bottle of Gin<br />

38<br />

Sound Leisure Launched the <strong>Luxury</strong> Handcrafted Jukebox Exclusive to Harrods<br />

42<br />

Everything you need to Know About Caviar<br />

56<br />

<strong>The</strong> Ultimate Romantic Destination<br />

67<br />

Christian Louboutin Joins <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> Australia<br />

76<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> Thailand Launch<br />

92<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> Awards 2020


16<br />

25<br />

26<br />

42<br />

38<br />

67<br />

56<br />

<strong>The</strong> perfect weekend getaway<br />

Taupo, New Zealand<br />

Long summer weekends are the perfect excuse to enjoy some time-out relishing the best<br />

settings New Zealand has to offer.<br />

THE ULTIMATE<br />

ROMANTIC DESTINATION<br />

Heletranz Helicopters offer luxury transfers to the finest lodges in the country, minimizing<br />

travel time to your favourite spot.<br />

Travel in ease and style to Taupo’s renowned Huka Lodge, just 300 metres upstream from the<br />

famous Huka Falls. A short 1hour 15minute ride from central Auckland offers the perfect<br />

weekend getaway for the family to unwind, or the ultimate romantic destination to indulge<br />

your loved one.<br />

92<br />

To enquire visit www.heletranz.co.nz<br />

76


THE ART OF PABLO AVENDAÑO<br />

Pablo Avendaño, No Matches Found #2 ALICE, 2019, 140 x 200 cm, 56 x 80 in, oil on canvas<br />

Beauty is never enough in a painting. I look therefore for enchantment and captivation...


NO MATCHES FOUND<br />

Pablo Avendaño, No Matches Found #6 JINNY AND SUSAN, 2019, 140 x 200 cm, 56 x 80 in, oil on canvas


Dell Orchard #01-12 T(65) 6736 3383<br />

Takashimaya Department Store Fine Jewellery Level 1 T(65) 8501 5226


A l w a y s S o m e t h i n g B e a u t i f u l a t T h e C a n a r y D i a m o n d<br />

thecanarydiamond.com


Converting power<br />

into performance<br />

EFG Private Bank Limited is part of EFG<br />

<strong>International</strong>, a top 10 Swiss private banking<br />

group operating in over 40 locations worldwide.<br />

We are proud of the unique, high quality,<br />

client relationship model we provide, covering:<br />

banking, credit, wealth planning and investment<br />

management.<br />

Our Client Relationship Officers are here<br />

to support their clients in all wealth-related<br />

matters through every stage of life – in<br />

a professional, personal and family context.<br />

This is one of the hallmarks of EFG and<br />

our approach to private banking.<br />

To find out more, please visit<br />

efginternational.com<br />

It all starts with a conversation.<br />

Private Banking<br />

EFG <strong>International</strong>’s global private banking network operates in around 40 locations<br />

worldwide, including Zurich, Geneva, Lugano, London, Madrid, Milan, Monaco,<br />

Luxembourg, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney, Miami, Bogotá and Montevideo. In<br />

the United Kingdom, EFG Private Bank Limited’s principal place of business and<br />

registered office is located at Leconfield House, Curzon Street, London W1J 5JB, T +<br />

44 20 7491 9111. EFG Private Bank Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation<br />

Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential<br />

Regulation Authority. EFG Private Bank Limited is a member of the London Stock<br />

Exchange. Registered in England and Wales as no. 2321802. EFG Private Bank Ltd is a<br />

subsidiary of EFG <strong>International</strong>.


AIRBUS TEAMS UP WITH<br />

ASTON MARTIN TO<br />

LAUNCH THE ACH130<br />

ASTON MARTIN<br />

EDITION HELICOPTER<br />

ACH130 Aston Martin Edition<br />

is the first offering from the<br />

recently - announced partnership<br />

between Aston Martin<br />

Lagonda and Airbus Corporate<br />

Helicopters. Four unique<br />

Aston Martin signature designs<br />

available.<br />

Courchevel, 3 January, 2020<br />

– <strong>The</strong> ACH130 Aston Martin<br />

Edition, the first offering<br />

from the recently-announced<br />

partnership between Aston Martin<br />

Lagonda and Airbus Corporate<br />

Helicopters, was revealed today at<br />

Courchevel in the French Alps.<br />

This stylish special edition of the<br />

ACH130 helicopter comes equipped<br />

with a range of four interior and exterior<br />

designs generated by Aston<br />

Martin which will delight helicopter<br />

owners and pilots who appreciate<br />

the pleasures of possessing and<br />

driving high performance bespoke<br />

luxury cars.<br />

<strong>The</strong> aeronautical designers at Airbus<br />

Corporate Helicopters (ACH)<br />

and the automotive designers at<br />

Aston Martin have worked closely<br />

together for over a year, marrying<br />

ACH’s key values of excellence,<br />

quality and service with Aston<br />

Martin’s commitment to beauty,<br />

handcrafting and automotive art to<br />

bring a new level of aesthetics and<br />

16


igorous attention to detail to the<br />

helicopter market.<br />

Available in four external liveries<br />

with complementary interiors, the<br />

helicopters are embellished with<br />

Aston Martin signature elements,<br />

starting with the iconic Aston Martin<br />

wings, which are embossed onto<br />

luxury leather features, tastefully<br />

positioned throughout the cabin.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Stirling Green-themed external<br />

scheme, which is already flying<br />

on the first aircraft, features<br />

a painted gradient, which fades<br />

down into Jet Black on the underside<br />

of the helicopter with Skyfall<br />

Silver around the cowlings. Further<br />

external liveries are available with<br />

other Aston Martin paint colours<br />

including Xenon Grey, Arizona and<br />

Ultramarine Black.<br />

<strong>17</strong>


Inside, the automotive - inspired<br />

cabin, which offers a higher level<br />

of comfort, is trimmed in Pure<br />

Black ultra-suede with a palette of<br />

selectable leathers comprising Oxford<br />

Tan, Pure Black, Cormorant<br />

and Ivory. On the rear of the front<br />

seats the same brogue detailing<br />

that is found in a DB11 runs down<br />

the centre of the seat and the doors<br />

have been trimmed with leather<br />

to provide passengers with comfortable<br />

touch points during their<br />

flight. By using materials from the<br />

Aston Martin automotive palette<br />

the interior of this special edition<br />

of the ACH130 sits in harmony with<br />

the interior of Aston Martin sports<br />

cars.<br />

Each of these special edition helicopters<br />

will have a plaque included<br />

on the instrument panel which<br />

shows the partnership logos, the<br />

18<br />

registration of the aircraft, the edition<br />

number and the owner’s name,<br />

should they wish to have it included.<br />

Aston Martin Vice President and<br />

Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman,<br />

said: “We have our own set<br />

of automotive design principles but<br />

in recent years we have been learning<br />

how to apply our principles to<br />

other areas of design, such as architecture,<br />

motorcycles and now<br />

helicopters. This first application<br />

of our design practices to a helicopter<br />

posed a number of interesting<br />

challenges but we have enjoyed<br />

working through them. Beauty is of<br />

vital importance to Aston Martin<br />

and to our customers and we think<br />

the ACH130 Aston Martin Edition<br />

is an inherently beautiful machine.<br />

It provided a wonderful canvas for<br />

our team to work on so we now<br />

look forward to seeing everybody’s<br />

reaction.”<br />

Frédéric Lemos, Head of Airbus<br />

Corporate Helicopters, also commented:<br />

“<strong>The</strong> ACH130 Aston Martin<br />

Edition is optimally positioned<br />

in the market for hands-on owners<br />

who draw satisfaction from personally<br />

piloting their aircraft and it<br />

generates strong brand-loyalty. In<br />

the same way Aston Martin’s products<br />

are cars for drivers who relish<br />

being at the wheel and they inspire<br />

a comparable attachment to the<br />

brand. So they are the perfect partner<br />

for us in developing this superb<br />

new ACH130 Aston Martin Edition.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> ACH130 Aston Martin Edition is<br />

available on request with deliveries<br />

taking place from Q1 2020. For further<br />

information please visit: www.<br />

airbuscorporatehelicopters.com


INDULGE IN A REALM<br />

OF CONTEMPORARY<br />

ROYALTY<br />

Imperial by Affinity Diamonds<br />

20


Affinity Diamonds is Sydney’s premier<br />

bespoke jeweller. Based in the heart of<br />

Sydney’s CBD. Originally founded by<br />

Sam Rahme in 2002, Affinity Diamonds was<br />

born out of a passion for exquisite luxury and<br />

the urge to make the intangible more accessible<br />

for everyday people.<br />

Affinity Diamonds is one of the few traditional<br />

jewellers within Australia who have a<br />

workshop on-site, hand making all pieces.<br />

This workshop can be viewed by all clients<br />

when visiting the Affinity Diamonds boutique,<br />

legitimately bringing the businesses<br />

trademark expression to life,<br />

DREAM, CREATE, INSPIRE.<br />

In Spring of 2019 Affinity Diamonds released<br />

their latest signature engagement ring collection,<br />

Imperial by Affinity Diamonds.<br />

Inspired by the reign of royalty, this collection<br />

embodies elegance and grace through<br />

delicate and intricate designs. Imperial by<br />

Affinity Diamonds is the epitome of love in<br />

the form of an heirloom.<br />

<strong>The</strong> collection is made up of ten momentous<br />

designs, destined to take your breath away.<br />

View the full collection online at www.affinitydiamonds.com.au<br />

or visit the Affinity Diamonds<br />

Sydney boutique.<br />

21


TRAVEL IN COMFORT.<br />

ARRIVE IN STYLE.<br />

Wherever you go this summer, Go Pillow will give you luxurious<br />

comfort with constant support. In flight, while driving,<br />

relaxing by the pool, or simply resting your head.<br />

hyoumankind.co.nz


DIVINE JEWELS<br />

CHAUMET<br />

TIARAS:<br />

Presented in a luxurious slipcased package,<br />

the first book dedicated to tiaras created by<br />

Parisian high-jewelry house Chaumet. Founded<br />

in <strong>17</strong>80 in Paris, Chaumet quickly made history by<br />

becoming the official jeweller to Empress Josephine,<br />

soon turning the house into the most sought-after<br />

jeweller in Europe with a loyal and prestigious clientele,<br />

from empresses and queens to Maharajas. Tiaras,<br />

as social symbols and fashion accessories, are Chaumet’s<br />

speciality and were particularly sought after<br />

throughout the centuries - from historical pieces created<br />

for royalty to strikingly modern Art Deco pieces<br />

crafted for wealthy 1920s flappers.<br />

Rarely seen and exhibited, the tiaras illustrated in<br />

this book are presented thematically (‘Nature’, ‘Skies’,<br />

‘Graphic Lines’ and ‘Power’) and are introduced by<br />

two short essays: V&A jewelry curator Clare Phillips<br />

examines the history of tiaras through the centuries,<br />

while fashion expert Natasha Fraser focuses on their<br />

role in the history of fashion. Presented in a luxurious,<br />

slipcased package, Chaumet: Tiarasis a unique tribute<br />

to that most elite of jewels. It will be a must-have reference<br />

for lovers of luxury and high jewelry.<br />

25


$5 MILLION:<br />

WORLD’S<br />

MOST<br />

EXPENSIVE<br />

BOTTLE OF<br />

GIN<br />

26


Dutch based Skully Gin<br />

teamed up with Belgian<br />

Jewellery designer Jochen<br />

Leën and Granada Gallery<br />

(Tuscon, Arizona) to create<br />

the worlds most expensive<br />

bottle of gin.<br />

Holding a 65.<strong>17</strong> carat Paraíba<br />

Tourmaline in a white gold setting,<br />

this unique bottle is valued<br />

at $5,200,000.- (€ 4,700,000.-)<br />

Jochen Leën & Granada Gallery<br />

Investing in top quality, rare gemstones, Belgian jewellery designer Jochen Leën<br />

creates true contemporary works of art. Only Nature’s best and rarest gemstones<br />

are used in one of a kind jewellery designs, making them small objects of<br />

desire and future family heirlooms.<br />

Jochen Leën and Granada Gallery work closely together to combine geological<br />

treasures and jewellery. Part of their collection can been seen in Tuscon Arizona<br />

at the Granada Gallery.<br />

www.jochenleen.net<br />

www.granadagallery.com<br />

Skully Art Collection<br />

<strong>The</strong> 5.2 million Dollar Jochen Leën bottle was created as part of the Skully Art<br />

Collection. 13 international artists created works of art based on the 4.5 liter<br />

Skully rehoboam bottle. Most artpieces were limited to 13 each, with the exception<br />

of the Jochen Leën bottle which is a piece unique.<br />

www.skullyartcollection.com<br />

Skully Gin<br />

Skully Gin, established in 2015, produces their 4 different flavours of Gin in the<br />

Netherlands: the country where gin originated from.<br />

Apart from the Cocktail and Gin-Tonic scene, the brand also focusses on<br />

food-pairing and culinary innovations. Several Michelin-star restaurants already<br />

use Skully Gin in their recipes. Especially the unique ‘Smooth Wasabi’<br />

flavor is loved by many chefs.<br />

www.skullygin.com<br />

27


NEW ZEALAND, HONG KONG & CHINA


To discuss your residential or commercial architectural and interior design projects please contact:<br />

Alan Austin<br />

Business Development Director<br />

E: alan@bonham.nz<br />

M: +64 21 654 873


Discover Montenegro<br />

EXPERIENCE TO REMEMBER<br />

Montenegro’s diverse and unspoiled nature lends itself to a variety of sports and activities for<br />

everybody’s taste and preference. Ranging from relaxed sunset sailing trips with a glass of<br />

champagne in hand, over adrenaline-filled extreme sports that make you challenge your own<br />

possibilities, to taking a walk back down the memory lane and discovering centuries old cities and<br />

their stories – Montenegro has it all and Discover Montenegro team found the best way to combine<br />

business and fun.<br />

Modern tourists look for and expect different things from a visit to a destination such as Montenegro.<br />

Some seek adventure, some just want convenience, some are looking for extreme privacy but all of<br />

them, at one point or another, want to experience the natural beauty of the destination. And that’s<br />

where Discover Montenegro steps in.<br />

Discover Montenegro successfully entangle land, sea and air services into one exclusive unit, giving<br />

their guests a truly one-of-a-kind perspective of Montenegro.<br />

30


Besides offering exceptional helicopter and<br />

charter services, Discover Montenegro prides<br />

itself in land and sea charters, tailor made<br />

excursions and organization of extraordinary<br />

events.<br />

However, the team’s main focus and expertise<br />

lies in planning custom-made events and<br />

personalized holidays. Discover Montenegro<br />

team assists their clients to the furthest extent<br />

in creating memorable, magical celebrations,<br />

events and holidays that will, usually, exceed<br />

expectations.<br />

When it comes to a country so diverse in what<br />

it has to offer, Discover Montenegro stands<br />

firmly by the belief that one of the best ways<br />

to truly breathe in all that Montenegro is - is by<br />

air, and by helicopter specifically.<br />

However, the most popular and sought for<br />

flights are the scenic ones, particularly those<br />

to the North of the country, especially Zabljak<br />

and Tara Canyon, since the North is what<br />

makes this country so visually special. In the<br />

past years Montenegro has been trying to<br />

connect destinations reachable by helicopter<br />

with many signature activities such as Tara<br />

Canyon rafting and visits to 5 national parks<br />

existing in the country, sailing in one and only<br />

Boka Bay fiord or roaming through the sizzling<br />

Budva Riviera.<br />

We are proud of the country, we are increasing<br />

Montenegro’s brand value and prominence by<br />

introducing this destination to a new class of<br />

tourist, and we will continue to work toward<br />

seeing Montenegro become a true year-round<br />

tourist and investment destination.<br />

+382 67 251 002<br />

info@discovermontenegro.com<br />

31


EUX2018<br />

SOPHISTICATED. MODERN. MEDITERRANEAN.<br />

· <strong>The</strong> best cruise ship in the world according to the<br />

Berlitz Cruise Guide 2020.<br />

· Suites only – all with private veranda.<br />

· 10,764 ft2 spa and fitness area with an ocean view.<br />

· Seven gourmet restaurants – at no extra cost.<br />

Barcelona<br />

Sete<br />

Cannes<br />

Marseille Antibes<br />

Bonifacio<br />

Corsica<br />

22 Jul - 31 Jul 2020<br />

9 days | cruise EUX2018<br />

MALLORCA – CANNES<br />

from GBP 5,790 per person<br />

in a Veranda Suite (Cat. 1), double occupancy, cruise only<br />

Ibiza<br />

Formentera<br />

Balearic Islands<br />

Mallorca<br />

Menorca<br />

Incl. EUR 150<br />

beverage credit<br />

per person.<br />

Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten GmbH,<br />

Ballindamm 25, 20095 Hamburg, Germany,<br />

www.hl-cruises.com, service@hl-cruises.com,<br />

Free phone: 08000 513829<br />

(English-speaking hotline)<br />

Sign up for our newsletter at<br />

www.hl-cruises.com/newsletter


WYNDHAM GRAND:<br />

THE BEST VIEW TO THE FAMOUS<br />

PATONG BEACH PHUKET<br />

Leave the everyday behind at Wyndham Grand Phuket<br />

Kalim Bay – a modern, 5-star, luxurious resort in beautiful<br />

Phuket, Thailand. Relax in superbly appointed<br />

rooms, suites or villas. Each villa boasts its very own<br />

private pool and terrace overlooking the Andaman Sea.<br />

One of the most picturesque sunsets in Phuket – one<br />

of the unmissable highlights at our resort is the sun<br />

sinking over the horizon as you take in breathtaking<br />

views of the Andaman Sea. Experience panoramic scenery<br />

from the Infiniti Lobby Bar, Latitude98 restaurant or<br />

from your own spacious and private balcony or terrace.<br />

Revel in modern serenity – Relax in the luxurious surrounds<br />

and indulge with a dip in your own private pool.<br />

Start the morning with a floating breakfast or surprise<br />

your loved one with chocolate dipped strawberries and<br />

a bottle of gold leaf sparkling wine, whilst overlooking<br />

the sparkling lights and glistening waters of Patong Bay.<br />

<strong>The</strong> gentle sounds of ocean will uplift your spirits as<br />

you enjoy the breathtaking surroundings of your haven<br />

above Kalim Bay.<br />

We wish to please all palates – enjoy Thai tapas paired<br />

with your choice of superb cocktails at the resort’s Infiniti<br />

bar. Savor chef Mario’s Italian dishes at Latitude 98<br />

or chef Ole’s flavorful Thai kitchen. At lunchtime enjoy<br />

a refreshing drink paired with Pad Thai noodles or sip<br />

a cocktail while floating with a visit to the deck pool<br />

and swim up pool bar. You’ll never have to travel far for<br />

a great meal and we also deliver straight to your room.<br />

Experience our stunning seaside spa overlooking Kalim<br />

Bay – Soothe your senses with indulgent skin and<br />

body experiences at our spa and wellness center. Don’t<br />

miss our signature scrubs followed by a rejuvenating Vichy<br />

shower treatment. Let the tranquility begin.<br />

Our team continues to attract glowing guest reviews<br />

as they deliver personable and memorable stays for our<br />

guests for every occasion. We have also been recognized<br />

for our sustainable efforts, including the Thailand<br />

Green Hotel Award, Silver level for 2019.<br />

wyndhamgrandphuket.com<br />

34


35


SOUND LEISURE<br />

LAUNCHED<br />

THE LUXURY<br />

HANDCRAFTED<br />

JUKEBOX<br />

EXCLUSIVE TO<br />

HARRODS<br />

A<br />

brand-new product for luxury<br />

department store, Harrods,<br />

has been created by a<br />

UK jukebox manufacturer, featuring<br />

intricate bird figures and images<br />

reminiscent of elements in the<br />

food halls.<br />

In response to the rising popularity<br />

of vinyl and love of classic design<br />

amongst their clientele, Harrods<br />

customers can now own the<br />

ultimate souvenir, an exclusively<br />

designed vinyl-playing jukebox.<br />

Brand new and entirely bespoke to<br />

the luxury brand, it features the famous<br />

bird images within the cabinet<br />

and is hand-made right here in<br />

the UK.<br />

Produced by Yorkshire-based<br />

Sound Leisure, which has specialised<br />

in manufacturing bespoke<br />

classic jukeboxes for over 40 years,<br />

each jukebox is hand built by master<br />

crafts men and women using<br />

traditional methods. Manufactured<br />

from high quality wood, each ply<br />

38


formed cabinet is hand polished<br />

and adorned with brushed gold effect<br />

aluminium decorative castings,<br />

LED illumination ensures that the<br />

colour of the lighting can be adjusted<br />

to suit any location.<br />

<strong>The</strong> jukebox which retails at<br />

£14,500, holds 70 vinyl singles and<br />

can be supplied to work on any voltage.<br />

A Bluetooth receiver and microphone<br />

input comes as standard<br />

and the juke can be linked to smart<br />

technologies. External matching<br />

speakers can be connected and<br />

controlled independently from the<br />

jukebox and it can even have a coin<br />

mechanism installed. <strong>The</strong> machine<br />

is set to free play as standard.<br />

Named ‘<strong>The</strong> Peacock’, only 50 of<br />

this jukebox design will be put into<br />

production, making it a real collector’s<br />

item. Early Sound Leisure machines<br />

are often sold for more than<br />

they were originally purchased for<br />

and this limited-edition vinyl jukebox<br />

has the provenance to follow<br />

suit. <strong>The</strong> jukebox is now available<br />

from the AV department in Harrods.<br />

Sales of vinyl-playing jukeboxes<br />

from Sound Leisure have been<br />

booming over the past three years.<br />

Managing director Chris Black<br />

comments:<br />

“We have supplied jukeboxes to Harrods<br />

for over three decades and as a<br />

proud British manufacturer we are<br />

honoured to have our latest jukebox<br />

on display and available exclusively<br />

through them. <strong>The</strong> Peacock jukebox<br />

is hand-built to the highest standards,<br />

will last a lifetime and beyond<br />

and looks stunning. It will definitely<br />

be the focal point in any location.”<br />

Established in 1978, Sound Leisure<br />

is a family-run business which<br />

manufacturers and ships its bespoke<br />

products globally to some of<br />

the world’s most prestigious locations.<br />

<strong>The</strong> business is currently the<br />

only manufacturer of seven inch<br />

and Long-Playing vinyl jukeboxes<br />

and one of only two classic jukebox<br />

producers in the world. Customers<br />

include royalty, sports, film and TV<br />

stars and there is a Sound Leisure<br />

jukebox free to use in London St<br />

Pancras station.<br />

Head of commercial for NuConnect,<br />

who support Harrods technology<br />

department, Robbie Atherston<br />

added:<br />

“We support brands that push the<br />

boundaries of style, design and technology<br />

and the team at Sound Leisure<br />

continue to manufacture quality<br />

machines that our customers<br />

appreciate. We are delighted to be<br />

offering this unique jukebox exclusively.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> Harrods Peacock is available<br />

for viewing in the Technology department,<br />

Fifth floor, Harrods,<br />

Knightsbridge, London.<br />

39


DISCOVER<br />

AUTHENTIC<br />

BEAUTY<br />

LET US TAKE YOU CLOSER<br />

TO THE ETERNAL ROMANCE<br />

OF EUROPE<br />

Greece by Steve McCurry


CRUISE EUROPE WITH $3,998 BUSINESS CLASS AIR UPGRADES<br />

Departing between April and November 2020, choose from 83 voyages,<br />

encompassing over 188 ports and showcasing the very best of Northern<br />

Europe, the British Isles and the Mediterranean.<br />

Silver Moon, launching in August 2020, will lead our award-winning<br />

fleet of five intimate and luxurious ships. <strong>The</strong> brand new Silver Moon<br />

will usher in the debut of Sea and Land Taste (S.A.L.T.) – an immersive<br />

culinary concept. Travel deeper through a range of destination-based<br />

gastronomic experiences. Enjoy whispered luxury and carefree Europe<br />

itineraries with economy class flights included in your fare and Business<br />

Class flight upgrades starting from $3,998pp return. <strong>The</strong>re has truly<br />

never been a better time to book a Silversea cruise in Europe.<br />

SELECT FROM 83 VOYAGES ON OFFER<br />

Monte Carlo<br />

Barcelona<br />

Porto Mahon<br />

Cagliari<br />

Trapani<br />

Palermo<br />

Giardini Naxos<br />

Valletta<br />

Piraeus<br />

Nafplion<br />

Siracusa<br />

Souda Bay<br />

Mykonos<br />

Santorini<br />

Kusadasi<br />

Rhodes<br />

BARCELONA TO ATHENS (PIRAEUS)<br />

<strong>17</strong> OCT 2020 | 12 DAYS | SILVER SPIRIT<br />

ALL-INCLUSIVE FARES FROM $9,090pp<br />

ATHENS (PIRAEUS) TO MONTE CARLO<br />

19 OCT 2020 | 11 DAYS | SILVER MOON<br />

ALL-INCLUSIVE FARES FROM $9,180pp<br />

ALL-INCLUSIVE LIFESTYLE<br />

Intimate ultra-luxury ships for<br />

no more than 608 guests<br />

Staff to guest ratio of nearly 1:1<br />

Elegantly appointed ocean-view<br />

suites, all with butler service<br />

Cuisine and beverages included<br />

and served throughout the ship<br />

Complimentary 24 hour<br />

in-suite dining<br />

Complimentary Wi-Fi<br />

and gratuities<br />

BUSINESS CLASS<br />

AIR OFFER<br />

ECONOMY CLASS AIR AND<br />

OVERSEAS TRANSFERS INCLUDED.<br />

UPGRADES TO BUSINESS CLASS<br />

FROM $3,998pp ROUNDTRIP.<br />

10% EARLY<br />

BOOKING BONUS<br />

BOOK AND PAY IN FULL BEFORE<br />

28 FEBRUARY 2020, AND SAVE 10%<br />

OFF THE FULL CRUISE FARE.<br />

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT YOUR PREFERRED<br />

TRAVEL AGENT OR SILVERSEA CRUISES ON 1300 727 155<br />

SILVERSEA.COM<br />

Terms and Conditions: Fares shown are in AUD, per person, twin share, and include air offer<br />

and 10% Early Booking Bonus. $3,998pp Business Class Air is valid for new bookings between<br />

4 January 2020 to 28 February 2020 and is based on select preferred airlines and restricted flight<br />

numbers. Air upgrade subject to change and availability. Silversea reserves the right to select<br />

the air carrier and routing. All flight bookings are subject to availability and any deviation to<br />

the standard itinerary or use of unrestricted flights may incur a surcharge. Early Booking Bonus<br />

offer available if booked and paid in full before 28 February 2020. All fares, savings, offers,<br />

programmes and itineraries are correct at time of print and subject to change without notice.<br />

Additional restrictions may apply. Silversea reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions.<br />

Visit silversea.com for full offer details and complete Terms and Conditions.


EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW<br />

ABOUT CAVIAR<br />

What it is, how to eat it, and where<br />

to find it<br />

Simon Johnson Purveyor is the<br />

largest importer of caviar in Australia<br />

and imported around two<br />

tonnes of caviar in 2019.<br />

We are proud to supply the best<br />

restaurants and hotels in Australia<br />

as well as prestigious airlines like<br />

Qatar, Qantas, and Emirates.<br />

Caviar is full of myth and misconception,<br />

and most things that people<br />

believe they know about caviar<br />

are actually incorrect.<br />

Whilst caviar was discovered by the<br />

Persians in the 4th century,<br />

it is not before the<br />

14th century that caviar<br />

became a delicacy in Russia,<br />

and it is only later in<br />

the 19th century that it<br />

was finally found on the<br />

most exclusive tables all<br />

around Europe.<br />

Years of illegal poaching<br />

and overfishing of sturgeon,<br />

whose eggs are<br />

salted and cured to produce<br />

caviar, has pushed<br />

the twenty-seven sturgeon<br />

species to the brink<br />

of extinction. In 2008,<br />

CITES (the Convention on<br />

<strong>International</strong> Trade in Endangered<br />

Species) imposed a very<br />

strict worldwide ban on both commercial<br />

and recreational fishing of<br />

all wild sturgeon.<br />

<strong>The</strong>refore, nowadays, caviar is sustainably<br />

sourced from aquaculture<br />

and we count more than 300 sturgeon<br />

farms around the world primarily<br />

in the Northern Hemisphere.<br />

At Simon Johnson we import caviar<br />

in “Mother tins” or “Origin tins<br />

“weighing between 1 and 1.8 kilos<br />

into Australia. <strong>The</strong> caviar is then<br />

stored in Simon Johnson’s bespoke<br />

caviar facility at our Sydney warehouse<br />

in the ideal environment to<br />

mature each tin of caviar to perfection<br />

. At any given point, we will<br />

hold around 100 kilos of caviar in<br />

our cool room. From here, we carefully<br />

monitor the maturation of the<br />

caviar and pack each type of caviar<br />

to order. At present, we are the<br />

only company in Australia licensed<br />

to re-pack fresh caviar.<br />

<strong>The</strong> packing process is one very<br />

important step as it is the time<br />

where we will be able to assess the<br />

caviar and control the quality. Here<br />

we will be looking at the colour, the<br />

size of the roe, the flavour, and also<br />

its texture. All these criteria have<br />

to be taken into account at every<br />

repack.<br />

When it comes to eating<br />

caviar, we recommend<br />

people to have their first<br />

taste from the flat part<br />

of their hand, between<br />

thumb and forefinger,<br />

which we call “traditional<br />

caviar” tasting. Just like<br />

cheese this delicacy is<br />

best appreciated once it<br />

reaches room temperature<br />

as its defining notes<br />

would not be sensed if the<br />

fats in the caviar are too<br />

cold.<br />

After the first taste with<br />

the caviar warmed to<br />

blood temperature, you<br />

can the pair caviar with<br />

42


linis, crème fraiche and chives to<br />

keep it traditional, or go outside<br />

the line and try it on fried chicken<br />

skin or crispy gold potato chips.<br />

Our caviar is available at our Simon<br />

Johnson stores, and it also graces<br />

the tables of well-known restaurants<br />

like Quay, Rockpool Bar and<br />

Grill, Bennelong, and Hubert.<br />

In addition, the last few years has<br />

seen our caviar team work on many<br />

prestigious events such as private<br />

caviar masterclasses AND caviar<br />

bars. <strong>The</strong> event part of our business<br />

has grown naturally and we<br />

are now glad to be able to offer diverse<br />

events tailored according to<br />

our customer’s needs.<br />

simonjohnson.com<br />

43


'Somewhere'<br />

on Inlet Road<br />

New Zealand’s newest Mega Villa<br />

and the latest addition to<br />

<strong>The</strong> Residence Collection<br />

by Touch of Spice.<br />

<strong>The</strong> latest addition to <strong>The</strong> Residence Collection by Touch of<br />

Spice and New Zealand’s newest Mega Villa, sink into the luxury<br />

of a private island estate combined with true kiwi beachside<br />

escapism.<br />

‘Somewhere’ is an island where arriving feels like a warm<br />

embrace, a deep breath, a loving smile. It is the place where<br />

arriving feels like coming home to a place you truly belong -<br />

where your feet feel grounded and your spirit recharged. This<br />

private island offers the best of both worlds – complete privacy<br />

afforded by its island location, combined with easy road access.<br />

‘Somewhere’ is just 15 minutes’ drive from Kerikeri airport, which<br />

is just a 50-minute flight from Auckland <strong>International</strong> Airport.<br />

Landing at the property by private helicopter or seaplane<br />

offers an even better opportunity to take in the awe-inspiring<br />

archipelago from the air. <strong>The</strong> private jetty means you can also<br />

arrive and explore by boat - with 150 islands to discover, excellent<br />

fishing and incredible dolphin watching, there is no better place<br />

to start your Bay of Islands adventure.


‘Somewhere’ offers<br />

the Bay of Islands a<br />

new level of luxury.<br />

Embrace the glamour<br />

of a New England<br />

lodge, combined<br />

with true kiwi<br />

beachside escapism.<br />

Escape the everyday<br />

With space to sleep 14, across<br />

6 spacious en suite bedrooms,<br />

‘Somewhere’ offers the ultimate home<br />

away from home for a travelling multigenerational<br />

family. <strong>The</strong>re may only<br />

be one roof, but this private residence<br />

offers three private beaches, a<br />

swimming pool, helicopter landing,<br />

a private dock and ultra-luxury<br />

accommodation.<br />

Why not hop on a stand-uppaddleboard<br />

or into a kayak and<br />

explore the surrounding bays? Or<br />

simply relax on your own private<br />

beach with a gin and tonic in hand<br />

and watch the yachts come and go.<br />

A stay at ‘Somewhere’ comes fully<br />

inclusive with a private chef catering all<br />

meals including breakfast, lunch, predinner<br />

drinks and canapes, morning and<br />

afternoon tea, picnics, BBQs or whatever<br />

the heart desires. Hosts Lucy and Alexis<br />

are on hand to help throughout the stay<br />

-<br />

whether it is the best place to enjoy your<br />

morning coffee, or the top islands on<br />

the eastern shores to take in the Bay of<br />

Islands iconic history – they will have the<br />

answer.<br />

Got a big celebration coming up?<br />

As well as overnight stays ‘Somewhere’<br />

is also available for day celebrations,<br />

intimate gatherings and corporate<br />

groups looking to escape the ‘bored’<br />

room. Whatever the excuse, do it in true<br />

style at ‘Somewhere’.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Residence Collection<br />

by Touch of Spice<br />

Launched in 2016 after 12 years offering<br />

luxury villas throughout New Zealand,<br />

‘<strong>The</strong> Residence Collection’ by Touch of<br />

Spice is a portfolio of the creme de la<br />

creme ‘Mega Villas’. Expansive in size<br />

and stature, they are perfect for multigenerational<br />

families and VIP travellers.<br />

Info@touchofspice.co.nz<br />

www.touchofspice.co.nz<br />

+64 3 450 0855


De Dietrich horiZone Play Induction Hob combines an elegant<br />

appearance with cutting-edge technology. With the horiZone’s<br />

innovative multifunction and modular cooking design, the<br />

horiZone Play is operated by a state-of-the-art control screen.


STUDIO NEON:<br />

“SYDNEY WELCOMES<br />

ITS NEWEST VENUE<br />

AND EVENTS SPACE”<br />

<strong>The</strong> award winning team behind Studio Neon<br />

have launched their new 220 capacity venue in<br />

Alexandria, Sydney this week alongside the announcement<br />

of their evolution as a business into a<br />

multidisciplinary and all encompassing event curator.<br />

This will elevate their offering from creating memorable<br />

food and drink experiences with a culinary perspective<br />

to also include event production, styling,<br />

partnerships, venue hire, kitchen facilities, guest list<br />

management, mixologists, staffing and design visuals.<br />

<strong>The</strong> expansion of the business has been driven through<br />

the unique insight of the Australian market that Studio<br />

Neon has developed over the years led by Aaron Teece<br />

and Lauren MacDougall, with a focus on executing tailored<br />

experiences both locally and globally. <strong>The</strong> varied<br />

services offered allow the team to strategically assess<br />

all briefs with an innovative, creative approach based<br />

on the client’s objectives and budget. <strong>The</strong> result? immersive<br />

and engaging events that deliver strong outcomes<br />

and unique memorable experiences.<br />

This unique offering also sees Studio Neon collaborating<br />

with friends made over the years from artists,<br />

av specialists and visual designers to name a few ; the<br />

facilitation of introductions where appropriate and<br />

the generation of mass awareness through synergistic<br />

partnerships, reciprocally beneficial for both parties.<br />

THE VENUE<br />

Located at 140-142 McEvoy Street, Alexandria the urban<br />

warehouse is a great example of modern industrial<br />

design. Whilst retaining its essential character, the old<br />

warehouse has taken on a new lease of life as a lightfilled,<br />

open plan event space with the existing brickwork<br />

and block-work, original timber roof-trusses and<br />

various other original details retained and restored.<br />

This is complemented by a clean lined bar and modern<br />

commercial kitchen. <strong>The</strong> resulting effect is a highly<br />

specified, modern space, a blank canvas of sorts, that<br />

is beautiful in its industrial minimalist way or elevated<br />

depending on the stylistic and brand direction of the<br />

activation.<br />

In addition to event hire, whether for corporate gatherings,<br />

product launches, intimate dinners, weddings<br />

or birthdays, the space is also adaptable for photo<br />

shoots, retail sale events. <strong>The</strong> commercial kitchen is<br />

available for hire separately to the space if required<br />

with or without the Studio Neon team, for menu development,<br />

catering, and product testing.<br />

CULINARY<br />

<strong>The</strong> soul of Studio Neon will still be its culinary heart<br />

beat led by Aaron Teece, whilst the new venue and<br />

extended service offering allows flexibility for Studio<br />

Neon’s many clients and friends. <strong>The</strong> team in the<br />

kitchen will continue to offer their culinary skills for<br />

both on-site and offsite events.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> focus of Studio Neon will continue to be in the<br />

understanding of how to build influence through<br />

memorable culinary experiences. Whether a private<br />

celebration or a considered brand moment, we pride<br />

ourselves on approaching each event with as a new<br />

and unique opportunity rather than an out of the box<br />

solution. <strong>The</strong> addition of the Headquarters provides us<br />

with more opportunity to offer our clients flexibility in<br />

creating a bespoke experience for their guests.” Aaron<br />

Teece.<br />

50


ABOUT AARON TEECE<br />

<strong>International</strong>ly renowned chef Aaron Teece is the talent<br />

behind Studio Neon Catering. Born and raised in<br />

the Northern Rivers near Byron Bay, he spent the formative<br />

years of his career in Brisbane. Feeling the lure<br />

of London, he travelled to expand his knowledge and<br />

build his résumé.<br />

After a long stint at London’s prestigious Harvey Nichols’<br />

5th Floor Restaurant, Aaron turned to the private<br />

chef path. Employed by Lady Margaret Thatcher in her<br />

retirement years, he was privileged to serve the Queen<br />

on several occasions. He also cooked for many UK celebrities,<br />

among them Kate Moss and Keira Knightley.<br />

On his return to Australia, Aaron was welcomed into<br />

some of Sydney’s finest establishments, including Astral,<br />

Sean’s Kitchen, EST., Felix and Manly Pavilion.<br />

He fields requests for his services not only Australia-wide<br />

but from the UK, Europe, New Zealand and<br />

exotic Pacific resorts. His corporate clients include<br />

Grey Goose Vodka, Louis Vuitton, Channel 7, Qantas<br />

and Tourism Australia.<br />

For more information on Studio Neon and the Headquarters<br />

please contact Lauren MacDougall, lauren@<br />

studioneon.com.au<br />

51


Celebrate our new home with a toast, and enjoy<br />

a complimentary glass of Champagne * upon arrival.<br />

Visit us at 625 Chapel Street, South Yarra.<br />

Enjoy classic European dishes celebrating the best quality produce<br />

in Australia from award winning chef Stephen Nairn, carefully paired<br />

with wines from Australian artisan producers, rockstar winemakers<br />

from around the world and bespoke, floral-inspired cocktails.<br />

Book your table at omniabistro.com.au<br />

or call 03 8080 8080<br />

LUNCH 12-3PM<br />

DINNER 5:30PM-LATE<br />

OPEN 7 DAYS<br />

625 Chapel Street, South Yarra<br />

Cnr Chapel St & Toorak Rd<br />

03 8080 8080 – omniabistro.com.au<br />

* TO OBTAIN THIS OFFER PLEASE MENTION LUXURY NETWORK ON ARRIVAL.


CITY BURBS AND BEACHES<br />

To understand Sydney Real Estate, you must first understand its people, its tribes, its orientations and<br />

migrations. Real Estate is not about properties, it’s about people. Forsyth Realty continues to reset suburbs<br />

and area records, not just through superb local, national and international market reach or their<br />

unique buyer profiling or even their extensive relationship management but through the people, they choose<br />

to be part of their firm. Like their clients, their people come from every part of the globe, guiding their clients<br />

through the buying and selling process every step of the way.<br />

Forsyth Real Estate’s history echoes the history of Sydney itself expanding over 5 generations of the same<br />

family. This allows them the reach rarely enjoyed by others in their market place as well as being free to reinvent<br />

themselves as fast as the market does. In an industry of similars, Forsyth’s continue to stand above.<br />

“Service, knowledge,<br />

experience and results<br />

in our beautiful city is<br />

what we offer, it’s what<br />

we have offered for<br />

over 120 years.<br />

Connecting people to<br />

properties is passion.”<br />

54


55


THE ULTIMATE<br />

ROMANTIC DESTINATION<br />

56


<strong>The</strong> perfect weekend getaway<br />

Taupo, New Zealand<br />

Long summer weekends are the perfect excuse to enjoy some time-out relishing the best<br />

settings New Zealand has to offer.<br />

Heletranz Helicopters offer luxury transfers to the finest lodges in the country, minimizing<br />

travel time to your favourite spot.<br />

Travel in ease and style to Taupo’s renowned Huka Lodge, just 300 metres upstream from the<br />

famous Huka Falls. A short 1hour 15minute ride from central Auckland offers the perfect<br />

weekend getaway for the family to unwind, or the ultimate romantic destination to indulge<br />

your loved one.<br />

To enquire visit www.heletranz.co.nz<br />

57


ÉGÉRIE THE NEW HOROLOGICAL MUSE OF<br />

VACHERON CONSTANTIN ENTER<br />

THE WORLD OF “HAUTE MANUFACTURE”<br />

• A new collection dedicated<br />

to women.<br />

• <strong>The</strong> encounter of two<br />

worlds, Haute Horlogerie<br />

and Haute Couture,<br />

through the prism of<br />

craftsmanship, precision,<br />

excellence and beauty.<br />

• A pleated effect, reminiscent<br />

of delicate fabric<br />

finishing, brought to life by<br />

the art of tapestry.<br />

• An off-centred aesthetic<br />

highlighting displays and<br />

the crown, horological<br />

complications and design<br />

codes embedded in the<br />

history of the Maison.<br />

• Cases in pink gold, white<br />

gold or steel, set with diamonds,<br />

available in 35 mm<br />

and 37 mm diameters.<br />

• ​A clever interchangeable<br />

strap system offering versatility<br />

and variety.<br />

<strong>The</strong>re are two distinctive realms in which craftsmanship, know-how and<br />

rarity would be nothing without passion, creativity and concern for<br />

details. Haute Horlogerie and Haute Couture share this same vocation,<br />

continuously reinvented by the artisans working behind the scenes. Égérie<br />

was born from the conjunction between these two fields of expertise. Haute<br />

Couture instilled a sophisticated style, subtly paired with the asymmetrical<br />

aesthetic faithfully perpetuating the Vacheron Constantin heritage. Imbued<br />

with this two-fold inspiration, the new Égérie collection weaves the face of<br />

watchmaking femininity according to Vacheron Constantin. A watch featuring<br />

a classic look “draped” with a mischievous touch reflecting today’s women:<br />

inspiring, independent and charismatic.<br />

A delicate interplay of textures and intertwined shapes, alternating flat and<br />

subtly raised areas; a pleated effect reminiscent of fabric; a singular asymmetry<br />

borne by a fluid aesthetic: such is the exquisite aesthetic of the Égérie<br />

watch. A feminine name for a watch inspired by women, from the famous<br />

nymph Egeria recurrently featured in Roman mythology to the contemporary<br />

muses who inspire artists, designers and other creative talents. Infused<br />

with an exquisitely feminine sensibility, the new Vacheron Constantin collection<br />

draws its refinement from the world of Haute Couture. A dial featuring<br />

a pleated pattern. A diamond ‘halo’ resembling slender braiding and<br />

accentuating the feminine shape of the case. And above all, sophistication in<br />

each and every detail, expressed through pleasingly harmonious geometry<br />

punctuated by 18-carat gold Arabic numerals, daintily scalloped like lace.<br />

A clever system of interchangeable leather straps brings the pleasure of<br />

changing things up to suit the mood of the moment. No tools are required:<br />

the owner can switch strap with a simple clip, as the fancy takes her. <strong>The</strong><br />

gold models come with differently coloured straps.<br />

Égérie is also the modern interpretation of aesthetic codes cherished by<br />

Vacheron Constantin, which has been offering off-centre displays since the<br />

early 19th century, notably by playing on two intertwined circles. Égérie has<br />

made this its signature touch. <strong>The</strong> date or moon-phase integration is thus<br />

part of a subtle diagonal line formed by the Vacheron Constantin logo and<br />

the crown daringly taking its place between 1 and 2 o’clock. Depending on<br />

the model, the latter is adorned with a cabochon-cut moonstone or a rosecut<br />

diamond. This creative freedom is driven by a bold spirit that makes all<br />

the difference.<br />

<strong>The</strong> mischievous Égérie has a strong character and this elegant watch is<br />

firmly embedded in its era. A watch that is a daily companion and a confidante<br />

of the most precious evenings.<br />

Timepieces available in all Vacheron Constantin boutiques and authorised<br />

points of sale as of March 1st 2020.<br />

58


Égérie self-winding<br />

A watch for every day, for every evening, for every moment. Available<br />

in a self-winding version in 18K 5N rose gold or steel, this timepiece<br />

captures the spirit of the times.<br />

<strong>The</strong> 35 mm pebble-shaped case is crowned with a slender bezel overstitched<br />

with 58 diamonds. Extended by integrated lugs, it is punctuated<br />

between 1 and 2 o’clock by a crown adorned with a cabochon-cut<br />

moonstone, of which the soft shade melds flawlessly into the overall<br />

aesthetic. <strong>The</strong> dial sets the stage for a delicate opaline silver work of<br />

art inspired by the world of Haute Couture: composed of concentric<br />

circles, its centre and periphery are graced with a pleated pattern.<br />

Developed after several months of testing, this decoration was created<br />

in the Manufacture’s guillochage workshop using the historical<br />

“tapestry” technique. By dint of lengthy long and extremely subtle<br />

operations, the artisan adjusts the gears of a 1904 pantograph-type<br />

machine in order to reproduce a large format motif in a miniature<br />

version on the dial. <strong>The</strong> expertly wielded tip of the burin, regularly<br />

sharpened by the artisan, gives rise to the draped-effect motif of the<br />

Égérie dial. Specially designed for the collection, the calligraphic numerals<br />

evoke fine embroidery, while the leaf-type hours and minutes<br />

hands recall the fine needles used by the nimble fingers at work in<br />

Haute Couture ateliers. In a signature touch, the date appearing in<br />

a circle rimmed with diamonds draws on the tradition of Vacheron<br />

Constantin’s off-centre displays.<br />

A bold move for this versatile watch, escorted by three interchangeable<br />

leather straps for the 18K 5N pink gold version. <strong>The</strong> steel model<br />

is paired with a polished metal bracelet designed to ensure an extremely<br />

flowing look and feel. Both slim and graceful, it sits so incredibly<br />

lightly on the wrist, like a second skin, that the wearer can<br />

easily forget it is even there.<br />

Beating behind the scenes is the 1088 calibre. This in-house<br />

self-winding movement with its 40-hour power reserve endows the<br />

timepiece with a degree of autonomy perfectly suited to a modern<br />

lifestyle. Its sapphire crystal case-back reveals its Haute Horlogerie<br />

finishing: a hand-crafted Côtes de Genève motif as well as a delicately<br />

openwork 22K gold oscillating weight inspired by the shape of the<br />

Maltese cross.<br />

59


Égérie moon phase<br />

<strong>The</strong> night star is at the very heart of the Égérie moon phase model,<br />

which comes in a 37 mm case in 18K 5N rose gold or steel, with<br />

a diamond-set bezel. <strong>The</strong> stellar horological complication springs a<br />

surprise by appearing where it is least expected.<br />

An offset circle glittering with 36 diamonds displays a dreamlike vision<br />

of time, with the 18K gold moon appearing in a starry sky revealed<br />

behind clouds formed by a delicate mother-of-pearl assembly.<br />

<strong>The</strong> enchanting charm of this model is further enhanced by its opaline<br />

silver dial and pleated pattern, developed after several months<br />

of testing and achieved using the ancient ‘tapestry’ technique. This<br />

delicate process, performed using a machine dating from 1904 and<br />

operating on the principle of the pantograph, serves to reproduce a<br />

miniaturised engraving based on a large-sized motif. This complex<br />

and meticulous operation calls for the greatest dexterity on the part<br />

of the Vacheron Constantin guilloché artisan.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Égérie moon phase model is available in steel set with 58 diamonds,<br />

while the crown is graced with a cabochon-cut moonstone,<br />

a symbol of calm and serenity, contributing to a particularly modern<br />

and dynamic version fitted with a metal bracelet. Both light and slim,<br />

it nestles on the wrist like a second skin, to the point where one<br />

could easily forget it is even there. For a more chic, sophisticated<br />

look, the case of the Égérie moon phase also comes in an 18K 5N pink<br />

gold version, likewise fringed with 58 diamonds and featuring a cabochon<br />

moonstone on the crown. Its versatile elegance is paired with<br />

three interchangeable leather straps, enabling the wearer to adopt a<br />

variety of looks as the fancy takes her.<br />

This model is powered by the in-house self-winding moon phase<br />

1088 L movement. This user-friendly calibre meets the expectations<br />

of a modern lifestyle with its 40-hour power reserve. <strong>The</strong> sapphire<br />

crystal case-back reveals the refinement of the Haute Horlogerie finishes<br />

applied: the hand-crafted Côtes de Genève are swept over by<br />

an elegantly openwork 22K gold oscillating weight inspired by the<br />

shape of the Maltese cross.<br />

60


Égérie moon phase diamond-pavé<br />

When night falls, the Égérie moon phase diamond-pavé model leads<br />

the dance in a stunning evening gown. Its case in 37 mm 18K white<br />

gold sparkles with 292 diamonds, while the dial deploys its concentric<br />

circles amid a shower of 510 diamonds resembling a precious<br />

embroidery. An Haute Couture look that brilliantly showcases the<br />

masterful touch of the Manufacture’s finest gemsetters.<br />

Framed by diamonds, the arresting sight of the mother of pearl star<br />

pursuing its majestic path beneath a translucent sapphire crystal<br />

naturally draws the gaze, while the winding crown is adorned with<br />

a rose-cut diamond. <strong>The</strong>se flamboyant interpretations embrace the<br />

wrist with two easily interchangeable night blue straps, one in leather<br />

and the other in satin, each secured by a gemset pin buckle.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Égérie moon phase diamond-pavé model beats to the rhythm of<br />

the in-house self-winding moon phase 1088 L movement, of which<br />

the generous 40-hour power reserve suits for memorable times. <strong>The</strong><br />

sapphire crystal case-back reveals the refinement of the Haute Horlogerie<br />

finishes applied: the hand-crafted Côtes de Genève finishes<br />

are swept over by a 22K gold finely wrought openwork oscillating<br />

weight inspired by the shape of the Maltese cross.<br />

61


FastTrack


only for FinStyle app users !<br />

on a single platform for<br />

your easy access


THE ART OF ARI LANKIN<br />

TRANSCENDENTAL by Ari Lankin<br />

2016, 71 x 71 inches, 180 x 180cm, acrylic on canvas


CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN ABSTRACTION<br />

FOREST by Ari Lankin<br />

2016, 71 x 71 inches, 180 x 180 cm, acrylic on canvas


NEW<br />

Member<br />

BONHAM ARCHITECTURE & INTERIORS<br />

JOIN THE LUXURY NETWORK NEW ZEALAND<br />

Bonham Architecture & Interiors design interiors, furniture and architectural spaces<br />

for luxury residential homes and commercial spaces. Jason has a substantial<br />

multi-national team working alongside him, with a wide range of clients in New Zealand,<br />

Australia, China, Hong Kong and Dubai. <strong>The</strong> design team at Bonham Architecture & Interiors<br />

include 8 different nationalities bringing global, sophisticated, cosmopolitan views<br />

and creativity to each project.<br />

Jason Bonham is the Principal and Founder/Design Director of Bonham Architecture<br />

& Interiors. He founded the firm when he returned to his native New Zealand after<br />

an international career spanning more than 20 years. Jason honed his craft alongside<br />

interior design industry leaders in London, San Francisco and New York City and has added a<br />

unique New Zealand perspective to it, creating a holistic design philosophy based<br />

around dynamic, stylish and timeless interiors and architecture.<br />

Bonham Architecture & Interiors collaborate with their clients to create timeless,<br />

bespoke architecture and interiors that reflect their clients’ style and taste.<br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> living, leisure and entertainment spaces like no other.<br />

66


NEW<br />

Member<br />

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN<br />

JOINS THE LUXURY NETWORK AUSTRALIA<br />

Christian Louboutin established his business in the heart of<br />

Paris in 1991. An artist and craftsman with a true passion for<br />

shoes, his designs are unique and instantly recognizable. This<br />

is thanks in part to their signature, trademarked red lacquered soles.<br />

A globally recognized fashion house, Christian Louboutin first<br />

launched in Australia in 2010 and now counts eight boutiques across<br />

New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. Offering styles for men<br />

and women across shoes, bags and small leather goods, each boutique<br />

boasts its own individual design for a unique luxury experience<br />

on every visit.<br />

Since the brand’s launch, the designer’s creations have been immortalized<br />

in museums, on fashion week runways, red carpets, and in pop<br />

culture around the world. Worn by musicians and movie stars, royalty<br />

and athletes, the designs share a luxurious aesthetic of exoticism<br />

combined with Parisian chic. Today, Christian Louboutin remains an<br />

independent luxury house led by Christian’s unique vision and passion<br />

for design. <strong>The</strong> collections for both women and men are meticulously<br />

crafted by hand and combine wit, glamour, elegance and a<br />

technical proficiency like none other.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> shoe can change the way<br />

a woman walks, the way she moves,<br />

it can elongate the leg.<br />

<strong>The</strong> shoe can create magic, illusion, desire, and<br />

these are all things that I love.”<br />

– Christian Louboutin<br />

67


NEW<br />

Member<br />

BISTRO MONCUR, BAR MONCUR, THE<br />

WOOLLAHRA HOTEL AND MONCUR CELLARS<br />

JOIN THE LUXURY NETWORK AUSTRALIA<br />

<strong>The</strong> Woollahra Hotel, a family<br />

business founded in 2019, is<br />

one of Sydney’s most Iconic<br />

hospitality establishments. Specifically,<br />

<strong>The</strong> Woollahra Hotel is a<br />

community focused and progressive<br />

institution offering exceptional<br />

food, wine and service.<br />

According to Simon Barbato, General<br />

Manager of the Woollahra Hotel,<br />

“<strong>The</strong> venue in its entirety has<br />

an inviting experience for all ages<br />

to enjoy. Our aim is to be the cornerstone<br />

and pillar of the community<br />

where guests and locals alike<br />

feel welcomed to relax, unwind and<br />

socialise”.<br />

<strong>The</strong> venue offers extensive options<br />

for functions and events across its<br />

portfolio of well-appointed and<br />

adaptable event spaces and bars<br />

listed below.<br />

Bar Moncur is an elegant cocktail<br />

bar that is the perfect space for a<br />

pre-dinner champagne, post diner<br />

martini or your own exclusive<br />

event. <strong>The</strong> Hotel also incorporates<br />

Moncur Cellars, which is a beautiful<br />

timber panelled liquor store following<br />

Bistro Moncur styling and<br />

providing exceptional customer<br />

service. Moncur Cellars plays host<br />

to an extensive tastings schedule<br />

delivered by many of its domestic<br />

and internationally renowned wine<br />

makers.<br />

Bistro Moncur is a critically acclaimed<br />

and multi award winning<br />

restaurant with an ongoing 27 year<br />

legacy. With its famous domed<br />

roof and full length artwork, is at<br />

the heart of the venue offering traditional<br />

French Bistro cuisine. <strong>The</strong><br />

atmosphere is relaxed, enjoyable<br />

and elegant, catering for its locals<br />

along with international guests.<br />

68


NEW<br />

Member<br />

<strong>The</strong> Queen Street Lounge offers its<br />

own private entrance, amenities<br />

and full-service bar that presents<br />

a refined cocktail space that easily<br />

converts into a large private dining<br />

space or theatre style offering for<br />

more formal occasions.<br />

<strong>The</strong> large outdoor terrace boasts a<br />

huge full-size vertical garden that<br />

creates a fresh and vibrant space<br />

for casual outdoor dining. <strong>The</strong> Terrace<br />

bar doubles as fun yet exclusive<br />

cocktail function space providing<br />

guests with their own u-shaped<br />

bar that captures the atmosphere<br />

of the terrace and its entertainment<br />

offering.<br />

<strong>The</strong> main bar on level one is an<br />

inviting and relaxed space where<br />

patrons can enjoy casual dining in<br />

the refined leather fluted booths<br />

or sophisticated terrazzo top high<br />

tables.<br />

Overall, <strong>The</strong> Woollahra hotel and<br />

Bistro Moncur have significantly<br />

contributed to the amenity and<br />

reputation of this area of Sydney.<br />

<strong>The</strong> owners and operational team<br />

are focused, passionate and committed<br />

to enhancing the legacy of<br />

the Woollahra Hotel.<br />

69


NEW<br />

Member<br />

Diageo is a global leader in beverage alcohol with<br />

an outstanding collection of more than 200<br />

brands steeped in heritage, artisanship and authenticity,<br />

and each with its own story to tell. Within<br />

this collection is Diageo Reserve that represents the<br />

luxury division of Diageo, a multi award-winning<br />

portfolio of fine spirits.<br />

A relatively young company, Diageo was created in<br />

1997 but is built on the principles and foundations<br />

laid years before by giants of the industry including<br />

John Walker, Elizabeth Cumming, Alexander Gordon<br />

and Charles Tanqueray, founders of brands that are<br />

centuries old.<br />

Today, we stand on the shoulders of these giants and,<br />

inspired by their ideas, philosophy and audacity, act<br />

with the same entrepreneurial spirit and determination.<br />

Our brands are crafted, authentic, relevant,<br />

luxury, with something for every taste and celebration,<br />

big or small. Old and new, global and local the<br />

breadth of our portfolio is second to none.<br />

Brands includes Johnnie Walker, Lagavulin, Talisker<br />

and <strong>The</strong> Singleton whiskies, Cîroc and Ketel One vodkas,<br />

Don Julio tequila, Tanqueray gin, Bundaberg Rum<br />

and Ron Zacapa.<br />

“We have a sophisticated drinking culture in Australia<br />

with more of us drinking in moderation as part of a<br />

balanced lifestyle. When we do choose to have a drink,<br />

we want something that’s world class in quality, style<br />

and heritage. That’s why I’m immensely proud to lead<br />

the Diageo business in Australia. We’re the world’s<br />

number one premium spirits producer with the best<br />

brands in the world.<br />

Our purpose at Diageo is ‘Celebrating life, every day,<br />

everywhere’. We’re proud of the brands we make and<br />

the enjoyment they give to millions. We’re passionate<br />

about the role alcohol plays in bringing people together<br />

but our purpose goes beyond enjoying a drink, it’s about<br />

living life to the fullest and appreciating the special<br />

moments big and small.”<br />

– David Smith<br />

(Managing Director of Diageo Australasia).<br />

70<br />

DIAGEO JOINS THE<br />

LUXURY NETWORK<br />

AUSTRALIA


NEW<br />

Member<br />

TLN NEW ZEALAND<br />

WELCOMES<br />

SCULPTUREUM<br />

GARDENS<br />

AND GALLERIES<br />

After 10 years of development, Sculptureum<br />

Gardens and Galleries and Rothko Restaurant<br />

opened on a 25-acre property at Matakana in<br />

April 20<strong>17</strong>.<br />

Many more years have been spent collecting<br />

a vast array of artwork from around the world<br />

to display.<br />

Sculptureum is a world-class tourist attraction<br />

located an hour north of Auckland and<br />

just outside Matakana.<br />

With three sculpture-filled gardens, six art<br />

galleries, a vineyard, a conference/events<br />

space and Rothko restaurant and bar, there is<br />

something for everyone.<br />

71


NEW<br />

Member<br />

72


NEW<br />

Member<br />

TLN AUSTRALIA<br />

WELCOMES<br />

DELPHINE GENIN<br />

TO ITS ELITE<br />

GROUP<br />

“Basing her Atelier at the Paris-end of Collins<br />

Street, Creative Director, Delphine GENIN is<br />

the only French designer in Australia to specialise<br />

in Art embroidery. Trained by the prestigious<br />

Ecole LESAGE in Paris, she honours<br />

the tradition of French craftsmanship and<br />

quality by incorporating numerous activities<br />

protected by Les Métiers d’Art in France.<br />

Her business background, in a male-dominated<br />

world, has significantly influenced her designs,<br />

which seek to represent modern femininity<br />

through the use of traditionally male<br />

attributes. <strong>The</strong> Atelier receives successful<br />

businesswomen, owners or HNW/UHNW individuals<br />

who want to give a statement.<br />

Creativity, innovation and excellence are the<br />

fundamental pillars of, and driving force behind<br />

Delphine Genin’s creative vision. From<br />

the very beginning, her objective has been to<br />

create bespoke creations of the finest calibre.<br />

Designed to be the highlight of any occasion,<br />

each composition emanates sophistication<br />

while complimenting and celebrating the individual<br />

beauty of the woman she is gowning.<br />

She is inspired by their uniqueness and aims<br />

to highlight these qualities through her designs<br />

and craftsmanship.”<br />

73


*Assorted Cushions, Mini Atoll , Great Barrier Ottoman<br />

& Marine Bean Chair in fabric.<br />

coastnewzealand.com


TLN<br />

News<br />

THE LUXURY<br />

NETWORK<br />

THAILAND<br />

LAUNCH:<br />

YACHTS AND<br />

VILLAS<br />

INVESTMENT<br />

FOR PLEASURE<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> Thailand invited their international members,<br />

partners, and special guests to Yachts and Villas Investment for Pleasure.<br />

<strong>The</strong> event was held for more than two days in Phuket, Thailand. Attendees<br />

were delighted with the spectacles and vibrancy of the event. <strong>The</strong>y<br />

enjoyed what Phuket does best – terrific accommodation, weather, sun,<br />

sea and surf; complemented with the legendary Thai hospitality.<br />

We are especially thankful to our partners LAYA Resort, MontAzure,<br />

ThaiYang Property, <strong>The</strong> BaBa Beach Club, Thailand Yacht Show, Royal<br />

Phuket Marina, Vintage Car Phuket, and many others, for their contributions,<br />

which made the event something quite special. <strong>The</strong> patronage<br />

of <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> <strong>International</strong> members, partners, and special<br />

guests, added vibrancy to our celebration, as did the elation of having<br />

one of our international guests acquiring a LAYA Resort property<br />

during the event.<br />

76


TLN<br />

News<br />

AN INTIMATE<br />

AFTERNOON<br />

TEA PARTY AT<br />

THE SEATTLE<br />

RESIDENCES<br />

AND SPA,<br />

LAGOS<br />

On Friday 20th December<br />

2019, <strong>The</strong> Seattle Residences<br />

and Spa, one of the finest<br />

venues in Victoria Island, Lagos,<br />

hosted an intimate Afternoon Tea<br />

Party for <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong><br />

and some of our friends. We had a<br />

special guest at the event – Nilou<br />

Gerami, Head of Client Services at<br />

Vimed Cell, a world-class Stem Cell<br />

clinic based in Switzerland. Nilou<br />

came to give a talk titled: ‘Health<br />

is Wealth’ focusing on innovative<br />

Stem Cell <strong>The</strong>rapy.<br />

It was a great collaboration between<br />

two leading companies in<br />

the health and wellness industry<br />

and a truly enjoyable afternoon for<br />

everyone who attended!<br />

Brands + Events = Profitable, Engaging<br />

Experiences for Everyone<br />

77


TLN<br />

News<br />

DISCOVER THE TIMELESS<br />

NEW COLLECTION OF<br />

MONAN JEWELLERY<br />

Last Thursday, 20th February 2020, <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong><br />

Turkey, in collaboration with <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> Qatar<br />

and Amici di Moda were delighted to welcome and entertain<br />

their VIP guests to discover the timeless new collection<br />

of Monan Jewellery.<br />

Unique, one-of-a-kind, rare and exceptional, are the best<br />

words to describe Monan. <strong>The</strong> guests were invited to join<br />

the team on this shimmering journey to a colourful world of<br />

Monan.<br />

78


TLN<br />

News<br />

79


TLN<br />

News<br />

TLN UAE B2B GATHERING AT THE MEAT CO. DUBAI<br />

If restaurant renovations mean anything in Dubai,<br />

it’s that ambition knows no bounds when it comes<br />

to going bigger and better in offering guests the<br />

best possible dining experience. And as far as venues<br />

go, it doesn’t get more glamorous than the newly reopened<br />

<strong>The</strong> Meat Co. at the authentic Souk Madinat<br />

Jumeirah, Dubai, now standing taller and stronger as<br />

an Elite Steakhouse, enhancing its trademark service<br />

and African heritage cuisine.<br />

80


TLN<br />

News<br />

Group Executive Chef Praba Manickham and his team<br />

have designed an array of premium cuts from the most<br />

demanded region, for <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> UAE’s latest<br />

B2B gathering - including new samplers and popular<br />

signature dishes paired with fine South African<br />

wine selections.<br />

New and seasoned TLN members came together in<br />

February over a selection of <strong>The</strong> Meat Co’s fine fare<br />

and drinks to explore business opportunities, hosted<br />

by <strong>The</strong> Meat Co.’s General Manager Nicolas Palumbo.<br />

CEO Juan Perez, who welcomed esteemed members<br />

such as <strong>The</strong> Macallan, Ascots & Chapels, <strong>The</strong> Motor<br />

Hub, Seba Jamal, Evoke <strong>International</strong> and Saxo Bank,<br />

gave an opening speech highlighting TLN UAE’s traction<br />

for 2020 off the back of last season’s stalwart record<br />

of successful events.<br />

In addition, Perez outlined exciting plans for TLN<br />

UAE’s B2C programs for the year including the pioneering<br />

Dubai <strong>International</strong> Boat Show. Members<br />

milled around <strong>The</strong> Meat Co. enjoying the delicious fare<br />

while engaging with each other over market affinity<br />

opportunities.<br />

81


Please drink resP onsibly


Air Conditioning<br />

Jet Ski<br />

Deck Jacuzzi<br />

Inflatables<br />

Kneeboard<br />

Stabilizers<br />

Towable Toys<br />

Wakeboard<br />

Wi Fi<br />

Water Ski


MEMBERS<br />

Affairs<br />

DELIVERIES OF WORLD’S<br />

BEST LUXURY SEDAN UNDERWAY<br />

• First customer deliveries of<br />

Bentley’s All-New Flying Spur<br />

begin<br />

• Multi-award winning All-New<br />

Flying Spur delivers sporting<br />

agility with peerless luxury<br />

• Bentley’s ultimate four-door<br />

Grand Tourer combines traditional<br />

hand craftsmanship with<br />

contemporary performance<br />

• All-New Flying Spur sets the<br />

benchmark for refinement and<br />

luxury<br />

• Handcrafted in the UK’s first<br />

carbon neutral luxury car factory<br />

• Ultimate luxury Grand Touring<br />

sedan starts from £168,300*<br />

As a new decade introduces a new era of luxury mobility, Bentley<br />

Motors has started customer deliveries of the all-new<br />

Flying Spur to their owners across Europe & the UK, with<br />

deliveries scheduled to begin in Eastern Markets, North America<br />

and Asia throughout the year. <strong>The</strong> new Flying Spur is expected to<br />

make up around 20% of Bentley’s worldwide sales in 2020.<br />

First shown in the second half of 2019, the new Flying Spur has<br />

already collected a multitude of accolades, including <strong>Luxury</strong> Car<br />

of the Year. Production of cars destined for customers began in<br />

November in Bentley’s Crewe factory, which was recently certified<br />

by <strong>The</strong> Carbon Trust as the UK’s first carbon neutral factory for<br />

luxury car production.<br />

Chris Craft, Bentley’s Member of the Board for Sales & Marketing,<br />

comments: “We have completely reinvented the Flying Spur with a<br />

more emotional design, broader dynamic capability, world-leading<br />

interior style and innovative technology. <strong>The</strong> new Flying Spur is<br />

the definitive luxury performance sedan and the new Bentley flagship,<br />

and we’re excited for our customers to start taking deliveries<br />

of what we truly believe to be an extraordinary car”.<br />

<strong>The</strong> all-new Bentley Flying Spur is the ultimate luxury Grand Touring<br />

sedan, offering the perfect fusion of performance-orientated<br />

agility and exclusive four-door, limousine-style comfort.<br />

With a bold and exciting road presence that is unmistakably Bentley,<br />

plus a luxurious cabin offering unrivalled levels of comfort and<br />

refinement, the new Flying Spur has been uniquely designed to<br />

satisfy both driver and passengers alike in a manner that no oth-<br />

84


Members<br />

Affairs<br />

er car can do. New from the ground up, the four-door<br />

seamlessly integrates the very best in British craftsmanship<br />

with cutting-edge, innovative features.<br />

<strong>The</strong> third generation Flying Spur is a showcase for<br />

Bentley’s contemporary sculptural design language,<br />

while bearing the hallmarks of the Crewe-based company’s<br />

unique DNA. Built on an entirely new platform,<br />

its athletic stance benefits from the front axle being<br />

moved forward to extend the wheelbase.<br />

Inside the sumptuous cabin, the design flows from the<br />

new wing-themed fascia to connect the front and rear<br />

spaces and create a completely integrated style. <strong>The</strong><br />

interior is unmistakably Bentley, incorporating sustainable,<br />

natural, authentic materials while embracing<br />

a host of new technologies.<br />

<strong>The</strong> unique Bentley Rotating Display is the central<br />

feature of an exquisitely crafted dashboard. <strong>The</strong> HD<br />

instrument panel has the choice of 12.3-inch digital<br />

touchscreen, beautiful analogue dials, or a digital-detox<br />

wood veneer finish.<br />

A detachable Touch Screen Remote Control is the centrepiece<br />

of the rear seat experience. This state-of-theart<br />

unit can operate all the major functions, including<br />

the blinds, climate control and rear seat massage functions.<br />

It can also control the Flying Spur’s multi-configuration<br />

mood lighting system.<br />

Peerless comfort and refinement in the spacious cabin<br />

are enhanced by an extensive list of Single and Dual<br />

Veneer wood options. In both front and rear Bentley<br />

has introduced completely new-design fluted leather<br />

seats, which feature diamond quilting for the Mulliner<br />

Driving Specification. Three-dimensional diamond<br />

quilted leather doors inserts are a world first.<br />

An optional panoramic glass sunroof stretches the<br />

full length of the roof, flooding the interior with light<br />

and bringing occupants closer to their Grand Touring<br />

experience. Three superlative audio systems, including<br />

a 16-speaker Bang & Olufsen system and a unique,<br />

2,200W Naim system, are also available.<br />

<strong>The</strong> all-new Flying Spur leads the way in the luxury car<br />

segment for state-of-the-art technology. Driver assistance<br />

systems include a Night Vision infra-red camera,<br />

Traffic Assist, Blind Sport Warning and a Head-Up Display.<br />

A raft of Advanced Connectivity features, including<br />

an integrated Wi-Fi hotspot, help keep the driver in<br />

touch with a range of real-time functions and services.<br />

Built on a new, advanced aluminium and composite<br />

chassis, the Flying Spur is a technological tour-deforce.<br />

Electronic All-Wheel Steering is used for the<br />

first time in a Bentley, combining with Active All-Wheel<br />

Drive and Bentley Dynamic Ride – the world’s first 48V<br />

electric anti-roll system – to deliver phenomenal handling<br />

and ride. Another major advance comes in the<br />

form of new, three-chamber air springs, which offer<br />

a much greater range of suspension adjustment between<br />

limousine-style ride comfort and sporting levels<br />

of body control. It allows the Flying Spur a breadth of<br />

capability not seen in the luxury segment before.<br />

At the heart of the Flying Spur is an enhanced version<br />

of Bentley’s 6.0-litre, twin-turbocharged W12, mated<br />

to an advanced dual-clutch eight-speed transmission<br />

for faster, smoother gear changes. <strong>The</strong> new TSI engine<br />

delivers 0-60mph in 3.7 seconds (0-100 km/h time of<br />

3.8 seconds) and a top speed of 207mph (333 km/h).<br />

Customers of the new Flying Spur are typically specifying<br />

their cars with Bentley’s most luxury-focused<br />

options. More than 80% select the Mulliner Driving<br />

Specification, which includes Mulliner designed 22”<br />

wheels, lofted diamond quilting to the seats, three-dimensional<br />

leather door panels, a full leather headliner,<br />

embroidered Bentley emblems and Bentley’s Jewel<br />

oil and fuel filler caps. 60% of customers are opting<br />

for the Flying Spur First Edition, which includes First<br />

Edition exterior and interior badging inspired by the<br />

Union flag, and many optional features made standard<br />

– including the new electrically-deployed Flying<br />

B mascot, Bentley Rotating Display, Touring Specification<br />

and mood lighting.<br />

*Regional prices are from €180,400 or $214,600 USD<br />

85


Members<br />

Affairs<br />

RARE DAHLIA,<br />

THE EXCLUSIVE PERFUMERY IN ABUJA,<br />

UNVEILS SENSATIONAL NEW CAMPAIGN<br />

Rare Dahlia, the exclusive luxury perfumery located in Abuja, Nigeria,<br />

has launched a new campaign titled ‘I am Every Woman’.<br />

<strong>The</strong> “I am Every Woman” campaign was created to celebrate the versatility of women, and the men in<br />

their lives who support them, as they take up space and contribute to the development of society.<br />

Rare Dahlia believes in a world where women contribute to the social and economic development of<br />

their societies, with men as allies and partners in attaining the higher prosperity of the advancement<br />

of the world.<br />

86


Members<br />

Affairs<br />

<strong>The</strong> brand makes provision to cater to the fragrance needs of men and women, which enables them to<br />

feel good and confident while playing their respective roles.<br />

<strong>The</strong> campaign consists of a collection of 10 images showing a woman transition through the<br />

multiples roles of her life. It illustrates how women are multi-dimensional and wear multiple hats.<br />

She is a Business Owner, a Champion, a Follower, a Friend, a Homemaker, a Wife, a Partner,<br />

a Leader and a Daughter. She embodies the versatility her life demands of her effortlessly,<br />

which reflects in the type of fragrances she identifies with.<br />

Rare Dahlia prides itself on its commitment to excellence through its provision of high-quality<br />

fragrances and exceptional customer service designed to elevate a customer’s in-store experience.<br />

<strong>The</strong> campaign challenges viewers to see the world through its eyes of excellence, elegance,<br />

and exquisiteness.<br />

<strong>The</strong> campaign launch was a glamorous event titled ‘<strong>The</strong> Unveiling’. <strong>The</strong> event was well-attended<br />

by friends and well-wishers of the brand.<br />

87


Members<br />

Affairs<br />

AFFINITY DIAMONDS<br />

#AFFINITYANDFOREVER<br />

VALENTINE’S EVENT<br />

Affinity – A natural liking for and understanding of<br />

someone or something.<br />

On Wednesday the 12th of February, Affinity Diamonds,<br />

partnered with two of <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> Australia’s<br />

members, Australian Fashion Brand Lillian Khallouf and<br />

<strong>International</strong> shoe Brand, Christian Louboutin, Sydney,<br />

to host their annual Valentines Event, an intimate and<br />

romantic night created with love. <strong>The</strong> private dinner<br />

was held at Sydney’s Luke’s Kitchen in Waterloo, where<br />

guests enjoyed a bespoke dining experience, indulging<br />

in a mouth watering menu designed by Luke Mangan.<br />

<strong>The</strong> VIP guest list included the likes of Celebrity Stylist<br />

Donny Galella, Chinese Influencers Jessica Yue and<br />

Chloe Su, National Rugby League figures Dylan Walker,<br />

Des Hasler and Luke Lewis. Guests were showered<br />

with hand written love notes, roses, chocolates and<br />

the beautiful scent of a personalised perfume, whilst<br />

the peaceful sound of a live harp filled the room, guests<br />

were invited to exclusively view Affinity Diamonds Imperial<br />

Collection, Lillian Khallouf’s Signature pieces and<br />

Christian Louboutin’s Summer/ Spring Collection 2020.<br />

88<br />

For further information on Affinity Diamonds<br />

or collaboration opportunities:<br />

Karli Dib | Marketing Manager<br />

karli@affinitydiamonds.com.au<br />

Angelica Saab | Marketing<br />

Executive angelica@affinitydiamonds.com.au<br />

#AffinityandForever


DIAGEO GUIDED WHISKY TASTING<br />

MEMBER EVENT<br />

Members<br />

Affairs<br />

Last week, Diageo Reserve hosted the first Member Event to kick start 2020. And wasn’t it a treat!<br />

Inside the private bar at the Diageo Headquarters, guests were offered 3 different amazing cocktails<br />

curated particularly for that evening with canapés paired from member, Studio Neon. <strong>The</strong> cocktails were<br />

followed by a guided whisky tasting where we enjoyed and learnt about the special Mortlach 20 year old<br />

as well as John Walker & Sons King George V.<br />

Diageo Reserve look forward to working with you to create bespoke experiences and masterclasses. As<br />

always, it was wonderful to see our members, and we look forward to seeing you all again soon.<br />

89


UNDER <strong>The</strong><br />

Spotlight<br />

THE LUXURY NETWORK INTERNATIONAL<br />

AWARDS 2020 CONCLUDED<br />

WITH EXCEPTIONAL SUCCESS<br />

“ <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong><br />

<strong>International</strong><br />

has welcomed 350<br />

VIP guests to this<br />

year’s awards gala<br />

dinner. ”<br />

Last February 22, 2020, <strong>The</strong><br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> <strong>International</strong><br />

Awards 2020 has successfully<br />

celebrated this year in awarding the<br />

world’s finest brands for their luxury<br />

products and exceptional services.<br />

This most sought-after annual occasion<br />

was hosted at the exquisite<br />

92


Under <strong>The</strong><br />

Spotlight<br />

Mondrian Doha in Qatar, where the<br />

evening saw over 300 invited VIP<br />

delegates from the world’s leading<br />

brands, which gathered to be recognized<br />

on stage for their outstanding<br />

efforts.<br />

<strong>The</strong> global elite group had the<br />

pleasure to celebrate this year’s<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> <strong>International</strong><br />

Awards in Doha, the capital city of<br />

Qatar, which has the world’s fastest-growing<br />

economy.<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> is a private<br />

membership club, within which,<br />

premium companies work together<br />

for mutual business development.<br />

Our goal is to create new business<br />

partnerships between luxury brands<br />

and facilitate their joint marketing<br />

activities. In the year 2007, they<br />

have launched their headquarters in<br />

London, United Kingdom.<br />

During his speech on the awards<br />

night, <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> Global<br />

CEO H.E. Fares Ghattas stated, “I<br />

believe that one of the best decisions<br />

I’ve done for our group is conceptualizing<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong><br />

Awards and bringing this momentous<br />

annual event to life. <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong><br />

<strong>Network</strong> <strong>International</strong> Awards is an<br />

international awards event recognizing<br />

luxury companies and brands<br />

across all the luxury sectors for<br />

their initiatives and achievements.<br />

Our global team’s mission this evening<br />

is to honour well-established<br />

companies and recognize emerging<br />

luxury brands on international and<br />

93


Under <strong>The</strong><br />

Spotlight<br />

local levels, as well as to create a<br />

networking platform providing new<br />

business opportunities to our esteemed<br />

guests.”<br />

Through <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong><br />

Awards, all of the attendees were<br />

able to give back to the world<br />

through the fundraising drive for<br />

some philanthropic organizations<br />

such as the Qatar Cancer Society,<br />

the membership group’s chosen<br />

charity partner for this year’s<br />

awards. This year’s gala dinner was<br />

presented by Ola Al Fares and Mohammed<br />

Al Hamadi, both are reputable<br />

personalities from the Al Jazeera<br />

channel.<br />

“This beautiful evening will never be<br />

possible without the team who dedicated<br />

their time to work day and<br />

night to make our gala dinner look<br />

flawless. I would like to acknowledge<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> representatives<br />

from all over the world,<br />

thank you for being with us tonight,”<br />

H.E. Fares added.<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> commended<br />

their official partners, Mondrian<br />

Doha – official Hospitality Partner,<br />

Lexus – Official Automotive Partner,<br />

Pro TV – Media Partner, Brilliance<br />

Weddings and Ya Hala Events<br />

– Event Management Partner. <strong>The</strong><br />

night was also supported by a number<br />

of ambassadors and the embassy<br />

representatives in Doha.<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> <strong>International</strong><br />

congratulated all the award-winners<br />

of the year 2020, who through<br />

their immeasurable passion and<br />

pure hard work to deliver their top-<br />

94


Under <strong>The</strong><br />

Spotlight<br />

notch services, have received those<br />

distinctions. Being awarded as an<br />

authentic luxury brand is not easy<br />

to achieve, it takes a dedicated team<br />

of highly trained staff willing to fail,<br />

to learn, grow, and succeed – this<br />

is what it takes to get recognized<br />

as a bona fide <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong><br />

Awards winner. <strong>The</strong> management<br />

team hopes to continue this annual<br />

event as the key to giving back to<br />

the global community through the<br />

coming years.<br />

Here is the list of <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong><br />

<strong>International</strong> Awards 2020<br />

winners:<br />

95


Under <strong>The</strong><br />

Spotlight<br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> Hotel of the Year<br />

MONDRIAN DOHA<br />

Mondrian Doha, brings guests to a world where anything can happen, and around each corner lies another<br />

surprise. Featuring 211 bedrooms and 59 suites over 24 floors, the region’s very first ESPA, and a spectacular<br />

2000-square metre ballroom with its own 24K gold elevator, Mondrian Doha redefines lifestyle in the city.<br />

Mr. Wael Maatouk, General Manager<br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> Mega Yachts<br />

of the Year<br />

BENETTI<br />

Italian excellence since 1873, an Italian shipbuilding and Boat building company based in Viareggio, Livorno, and<br />

Fano. It designs and constructs motoryachts, and is one of the world leading builders of custom superyachts,<br />

having won the Showboats <strong>International</strong> magazine “shipyard number 1” award six times in a row.<br />

Ms. Silvia Lelli representing Benetti yachts<br />

96


Under <strong>The</strong><br />

Spotlight<br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> Automotive Lounge<br />

of the Year<br />

SAKURA LOUNGE<br />

BY LEXUS<br />

<strong>The</strong> Japanese cherry blossom, or Sakura, has long been adored by people across the globe. During the spring<br />

season of each year, thousands travel to Japan to view the wondrous spectacle of these white or pink flowers<br />

blooming. <strong>The</strong> Lounge is inspired by the concept of Omotenashi, which is the Japanese spirit of hospitality that<br />

not only fulfills people’s needs, but anticipates them. Omotenashi is a key element that makes up Lexus Dealership<br />

culture, customer service and the L-finesse design philosophy for many Lexus models. Inspired by Lexus<br />

covenant, Abdullah Abdulghani & Bros & Lexus are determined to treat their customers as they would treat a<br />

guest in their own home. True to the concept of Omotenashi, Abdullah Abdulghani strives to do more than simply<br />

meet the needs of Lexus owners. <strong>The</strong> Sakura Lounge which is located on the first floor of Lexus’s State of the<br />

Art Showroom, will provide Lexus customers with a sophisticated environment where they can feel at ease and<br />

anticipate the joy of owning a Lexus. It will be their home away from home.<br />

Abdullah Abdlghani & Bros, Mr. Firas Mufti – Senior Marketing Manager Mr. Ahmad Abu Saad – Senior Sales Manager<br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> Trainer of the Year<br />

DISS<br />

Your one stop shop for Training Courses. <strong>The</strong>y provide an exciting learning experience & career opportunities<br />

for their students.<br />

Mr. Ibrahim Badreddin, the General Manager of DISS<br />

97


Under <strong>The</strong><br />

Spotlight<br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> Influencer of the Year<br />

AMAL AMEEN<br />

She is a Qatari Creative Visual Artist, Interior Designer & Fashion Executive and a local and international awards<br />

winner. She is the founder & CEO of Triple Trend Design House, La Boutique Blanche, Amici Di Moda, Voute Business<br />

Solutions, and Hair Couture as she is Lexus Ambassador.<br />

Ms. Amal Ameen<br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> Wedding Planner<br />

of the Year<br />

BRILLIANCE<br />

WEDDINGS<br />

One of the leading designers and specialists in organizing wedding ceremonies and public and private events with<br />

over 25 years of experience in design and decor in the GCC. He managed with great efficiency to establish a new<br />

company in Qatar in 2015. <strong>The</strong> company has carved a niche for itself among the Qatari community for providing<br />

new and modern ideas with distinction to satisfy all tastes and requirements. It is no wonder that in a very short<br />

span this firm has won the satisfaction of all its customers. “Brilliance events” is synonymous for providing a wide<br />

range of world-class services to its clients by creating an exceptional atmosphere that combines advanced technology<br />

and distinctive craftsmanship while taking into account all the intricate details required by customers.<br />

Mr. Khaled Zahwa, Founder and General Manager of Brilliance<br />

98


Under <strong>The</strong><br />

Spotlight<br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> Car Customizer<br />

of the Year<br />

IDEM WORKS<br />

It restores, modifies and files existing Porsche® automobiles for its customers. It is a Latin word meaning ‘<strong>The</strong><br />

Same’, and also a syllabic acronym for ‘IDentity’ and ‘EMotion’. In one word, the essence of a concept: no other<br />

car bears the heritage and emotional identity like the Porsche® 911®. No other car has been itself for so long,<br />

always the same, improved every time.<br />

Mr. Lucca Bianci, the Managing Director of IDEM Works, Mr. Fulvio Orlando Managing Partner<br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> Furniture Designer<br />

of the Year<br />

CEYLAN ATES<br />

An architecture & planning company based out of Germany. In international projects, she trained her eyes for<br />

bold designs and learned the way to turn them into real buildings. In addition to the passion to create high-quality<br />

and individual designs, she is currently also focusing on the subject of object design. From the first draft to the<br />

production-ready furniture, both lines were exclusively worked out by herself. So her own high quality standards<br />

were always maintained.<br />

Mrs. Ceylan Ates<br />

99


Under <strong>The</strong><br />

Spotlight<br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> Private Jet of the Year<br />

QATAR EXECUTIVE<br />

From its start in 2009, it has rapidly risen to become a leader in air charter services for individuals, businesses,<br />

corporations and governments. It assured for their client an excellent charter experience. <strong>The</strong>y fly their own fleet<br />

of <strong>17</strong> state-of-the-art private jets, including seven Gulfstream G650ERs, five Gulfstream G500s, one Bombardier<br />

Challenger 605s, four Global 5000s, Qatar Executive is able to provide charter flights to practically any location<br />

worldwide. With them you are connected to a team whose only responsibility is to make your flight flawless. <strong>The</strong>y<br />

are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at your convenience.<br />

Mr. Simon Tyrie, from Qatar Executive<br />

Charity Partner of the Year<br />

QATAR CANCER<br />

`SOCIETY<br />

A non-profit humanitarian charity founded in 1997. <strong>The</strong> association dedicates its efforts to prevent cancer and<br />

ways to treat it, as it focuses on implementing awareness and prevention programs that aim to raise awareness<br />

among society members and health care workers about this disease. It also targets cancer patients and those who<br />

overcome it, and their families, to provide both emotional and financial support for treatment.<br />

Dr. Dera Adosari, Director of the Resource Development Department representative<br />

of Qatar Cancer Society<br />

100


Under <strong>The</strong><br />

Spotlight<br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> Development<br />

of the Year<br />

YASMEEN CITY<br />

A modern exclusive city offering a sophisticated new take on living, it will surprise and enchant with stunning<br />

architecture enhanced by lush green space. At once peaceful, comfortable and convenient. It is far more than a<br />

place to live, it’s a healthy place to belong. Experience living in full bloom. We present you Yasmeen City by Ariane<br />

Real Estate.<br />

Mr. Mohamed Hussien Al Ali – CEO<br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> Design in F&B<br />

of the Year<br />

GEM BUSINESS<br />

SOLUTIONS<br />

<strong>The</strong>ir work is Design and E-Marketing, they rely on many experiences in this field for a large number of projects<br />

carried out and met with dazzling success, they Efficiently Accurately Evaluate and analyze the Company Image.<br />

<strong>The</strong>y provide solutions to help company in sustainability & are experts in the food and beverage business.<br />

<strong>The</strong>ir finished projects include Rosemary/Ridge/Fromage/Egglett/Chicken pop/ Dot/Lily House café/Karak<br />

Mudeer/77 parklain/effet papilon/addony/desertrose/fatcat/arsan/kasap/Turkish yummys/chef babu/<br />

zcafe/2go/berry and many more.<br />

Mr. Ahmad Nweila, the CEO of GEM Business Solutions<br />

101


Under <strong>The</strong><br />

Spotlight<br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> Real Estate Developer<br />

of the Year<br />

MONTAZURE<br />

It is a joint venture between three of the most notable property and hotel investment groups in Asia: ARCH Capital<br />

Management (Hong Kong & Shanghai), <strong>The</strong> Narai Group (Thailand), and Philean Capital (Singapore) part of<br />

Pontiac Land Group. <strong>The</strong> development spans some of mountainside to beachfront land, offering permanent and<br />

second home buyers a unique natural setting that is being sensitively developed to include exclusive beachside<br />

condominiums, a luxury hotel, high-end villas, as well as a range of hotel and retail offerings, a retirement community,<br />

and a choice of upscale beach clubs.<br />

Mrs. Fiona Nel -Director of Sales, and Kenrak Mukdasanit Director of Marketing & Communications of Montazure<br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> Fashion Innovator<br />

of the Year<br />

EZRA TUBA<br />

<strong>The</strong> brand was established in 2006 in Turkey and has grown to become an international brand and has branched<br />

out to create Ezra Tuba Atelier, Corporate and many other sub-brands globally. Ezra Tuba blended fashion with<br />

technology to create wearable technologies, and with the “Butterfly Dress” they created in 2016, they became the<br />

face of Intel Global’s world campaign.<br />

<strong>The</strong> sisters Ezra & Tuba Cetin<br />

102


Under <strong>The</strong><br />

Spotlight<br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> Marina of the Year<br />

PORTO MONTENEGRO<br />

MARINA<br />

A super YACHT MARINA Located in the UNESCO protected Bay of Kotor, they combine a spectacular lifestyle<br />

destination with a world-class, full-service marina and luxury residential village offering premium real estate for<br />

sale and rental in this part of the Mediterranean. An impressive 450-berth marina is an international retail and<br />

dining scene where many passionate boat owners and captains decided to choose this marinas berthing & mooring<br />

options due to advantages of their services and marina location itself.<br />

Mrs. Anita Dekovic-Moskov the Events Manager at Porto Montenegro<br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> Supercar Club<br />

of the Year<br />

ELITE SUPERCARS<br />

CLUB<br />

Doha region is fueled by luxury automobile culture which keeps the lifestyle of young rich men going. It is the<br />

home of the exclusive supercar collectors club in Qatar. <strong>The</strong> club includes the most sophisticated and luxurious<br />

super cars on the planet.<br />

Mr. Mohammad Al Kobaisi, the Founder of Elite Supercars Club<br />

103


Under <strong>The</strong><br />

Spotlight<br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> Floating Villas<br />

of the Year<br />

PEGASUS GLOBAL<br />

A company that devotes itself to deliver a variety of worldwide new deluxe lifestyle. <strong>The</strong>ir business include property<br />

investment, yacht charter service, high-end tourism as well as productions of unique floating villas. <strong>The</strong>y<br />

are representatives of well-known global super-yacht brands to create a new ocean lifestyle to our customers.<br />

Achieving client’s investment satisfaction is always their ultimate strategic goal for corporate success.<br />

Mr. Pegasus Wang, the Founder of Pegasus Global<br />

Appreciation Award Events<br />

Management Company<br />

of the Year<br />

YA HALA EVENTS<br />

It’s a leading Event Management agency in Qatar that needs no introduction. A pioneer in bringing unique and<br />

fresh concept in managing all kinds of events, it has an unbeatable experience to deliver and design events both<br />

small and large. Armed with years of experience in conducting National Celebrations, Gala Dinners, Corporate<br />

Events, Festivals, and Product Launches along with an unparalleled network in the industry. It’s the partner of<br />

choice when it comes to delivering excellence.<br />

Mr. Jihad Debian, the General Manager of Ya Hala Events<br />

104


Under <strong>The</strong><br />

Spotlight<br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> Watch of the Year<br />

BOVET 1822<br />

A Swiss brand of luxury watchmakers chartered in May 1, 1822 in London, U.K. by Édouard Bovet. It was most<br />

noted for its pocket watches manufactured in the 19th century. Today it produces high-end artistic watches with<br />

a style that references its history Swiss made and Swiss hand crafted.<br />

Mr. Pascal Rafi, the CEO of Bovet Watches<br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> Aesthetic Clinic<br />

of the Year<br />

ESTE WORLD<br />

Providing beauty everywhere – with multiple locations around the globe, extended its cosmetic and health care<br />

services to the 4 corners of the world. A truly multidisciplinary cosmetic surgery center within world-class, integrating<br />

health care delivery system, they strive to combine broad-based, innovative approaches with high-quality<br />

patient care. We wish you a pleasant journey to a whole new beautiful you!<br />

Dr. Servet Terziler, the Chairman of Este World<br />

105


Under <strong>The</strong><br />

Spotlight<br />

Business Woman of the Year<br />

ASMA SCKALI<br />

Asma is a prominent Qatari businesswoman with investments in the sectors of Fashion, Beauty, Home, Advertising,<br />

and Exhibitions. Asma’s passion for fashion and beauty led her to launch her first brand “Sckali Design”<br />

in 2009, followed by several brands such as “Ckali Bags” in 2015, “Argansus” in 2016, “Sckali Beauty” in 20<strong>17</strong>, and<br />

“Sckali Daum” in 2019. Asma also became a member of the Qatari Businesswomen Association in 2014, marking<br />

a milestone in her career. Her goal was to introduce Qatari brands to the world that can compete with international<br />

brands and to promote the capabilities of the Qatari woman. <strong>The</strong> brand was launched internationally with<br />

fashion shows in London, Paris, and Monaco. It was the first Qatari brand to participate in the London fashion<br />

week and the Maison de Mode in Paris. 20<strong>17</strong> she participated in the famous New York fashion show and a presence<br />

in the Cannes Film Festival. She was voted the best Qatari brand by the Ministry of Tourism. Sckali Group<br />

had collaborations and partnerships with many brands such as Sckali Design and Tiffany & Co. at the Tiffany red<br />

carpet in Monaco in 2018 and through <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> with brands such as Lamborghini and Mercedes Benz<br />

fashion week in London and Dubai. It is present in many international retail outlets such as Galleries Lafayette<br />

and Fifty one East in Qatar with expansion plans in France, Morocco, and London. Asma’s success was covered<br />

and celebrated in many media publications locally and regionally, and her focus was always on the importance of<br />

the Qatari woman’s potential and capabilities.<br />

Mrs. Asma Sckalli<br />

106


Under <strong>The</strong><br />

Spotlight<br />

107


Under <strong>The</strong><br />

Spotlight<br />

108


Under <strong>The</strong><br />

Spotlight<br />

109


Under <strong>The</strong><br />

Spotlight<br />

110


EXPERIENCE 150 YEARS OF HENSCHKE<br />

FAMILY WINEMAKING IN THE BAROSSA’S<br />

EDEN VALLEY WINE REGION<br />

HENSCHKE.COM.AU


Brands Directory<br />

Affinity Diamonds<br />

affinitydiamonds.com.au<br />

Aroha New Zealand Tours<br />

arohatours.co.nz<br />

Ascots and Chapels<br />

ascotsandchapels.com<br />

Aston Martin<br />

astonmartin.com<br />

Benetti<br />

benettiyachts.it<br />

Bentley Motors<br />

bentleymotors.com<br />

Bonham Architecture & Interiors<br />

bonham.nz<br />

Bovet 1822<br />

bovet.com<br />

Brilliance weddings<br />

brilliance.qa<br />

Canary Diamond<br />

thecanarydiamond.com<br />

Champagne Pommery<br />

champagnepommery.com<br />

Chaumet<br />

chaumet.com<br />

Christian Louboutin<br />

christianlouboutin.com<br />

Coast New Zealand<br />

coastnewzealand.com<br />

De Dietrich<br />

dedietrich-asia.com<br />

Diageo<br />

diageo.com<br />

Discover Montenegro<br />

discovermontenegro.com<br />

EFG Private Bank<br />

efginternational.com<br />

Este World<br />

esteworldturkey.com<br />

Etihad Airways<br />

etihad.com<br />

Forsyth<br />

forsyth.com.au<br />

Hakkasan<br />

hakkasan.com<br />

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises<br />

hl-cruises.com<br />

Harrods<br />

harrods.com<br />

Havana Club<br />

therealhavanaclub.com<br />

Heletranz Helicopters<br />

heletranz.co.nz<br />

Henschke<br />

henschke.com.au<br />

Hyoumankind<br />

hyoumankind.co.nz<br />

Kwanpen<br />

kwanpen.com<br />

Lexus Qatar<br />

lexusqatar.com<br />

LK Group<br />

omniabistro.com.au<br />

vegasmy.com.au<br />

Millionaire Bazzare<br />

millionairebazaar.com<br />

Mondrian Doha<br />

mondriandoha.com<br />

Monan Jewellery<br />

monanjewelry.com<br />

Pepperstone<br />

pepperstone.com/au<br />

Poliform<br />

poliform.it<br />

Qatar Airways<br />

qatarairways.com<br />

Rare Dahlia<br />

raredahlia.com<br />

RL Fine Arts<br />

rlfinearts.com<br />

Sakura Lounge<br />

sakuralounge.com<br />

Silversea Cruises<br />

silversea.com<br />

Simon Johnson<br />

simonjohnson.com<br />

Sirius Finance<br />

siriusfinance.co.uk<br />

Sisko Chocolate<br />

siskochocolate.com<br />

Skully Gin<br />

skullygin.com<br />

Sound Leisure<br />

soundleisure.com<br />

Studio Italia<br />

studioitalia.co.nz<br />

Studio Neon<br />

studioneon.com.au<br />

Tantalus Estate<br />

tantalus.co.nz<br />

<strong>The</strong> Meat Co.<br />

themeatco.com<br />

<strong>The</strong> Seattle Residences<br />

theseattleresidences.com<br />

Touch of Spice<br />

touchofspice.co.nz<br />

Vacheron Constantin<br />

vacheron-constantin.com<br />

Vision Advisory<br />

visionadvisory.sg<br />

Wyndham Grand<br />

wyndhamgrandphuket.com


ISSUE <strong>17</strong><br />

MARCH - APRIL 2020<br />

Editor-In-Chief<br />

Fares Ghattas<br />

Managing Editor<br />

Garz Bumanlag<br />

Assistant Editor<br />

Nour Ghattas<br />

Creative Department<br />

Reine Nehme and Chris Wood<br />

Production Manager<br />

Nour Assi<br />

Print and Production<br />

Printing Group<br />

Jnah, Embassies Street, Amira Building, Beirut - Lebanon<br />

Tel: +961 1 823 720 I info@printingroup.com<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> <strong>International</strong><br />

12 Hay Hill, Mayfair, London, W1J 8NR<br />

info@tlnint.com<br />

+44 (0) 330 133 1661<br />

www.tlnint.com<br />

In July 20<strong>17</strong>, <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> <strong>Magazine</strong> was published as a bimonthly supplement for <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> <strong>International</strong>. All materials are strictly<br />

copyrighted, and all rights are reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without the prior written permission of <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> <strong>International</strong> is<br />

prohibited. All content is believed to be factual at the time of going to print and contributors’ views are their own derived opinions and not excessive<br />

that of <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> <strong>International</strong>. No responsibility or liability are accepted by the publishers or editorial staff for any loss occasioned to any<br />

individual or company, legally, financially or physically, as a result of any statement, fact, figure or expression of opinion or belief appearing in <strong>The</strong><br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> <strong>Magazine</strong>. <strong>The</strong> publisher does not officially endorse any advertising or advertorial content for third party products. Photography and<br />

image credits, where not otherwise stated, are those of Getty Images and/or Shutterstock; each of which restrains their individual copyrights.


Why Join <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong>?<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> has been recognized by the British media as ‘the world’s leading luxury affinity marketing group’ and one<br />

of the most innovative formulas for the development of new businesses between luxury brands which share the same values,<br />

customers and target audience. We build meaningful business relationships and connections in the HNW and UNHW space<br />

with over 28 global offices and 500 exclusive member brands worldwide.<br />

With over a decade of experience in the international luxury industry facilitating access to new high-net-worth individuals, our<br />

team has developed thousands of strategies for countless companies. <strong>The</strong> importance of top-end strategic alliances for<br />

financial success is indisputable and yet most companies don’t have the time or the resources to create such ongoing business<br />

relationships.<br />

We are armed with the right connections to help you form new business alliances with many other luxury brands, to reach each<br />

other’s HNW pre-qualified private clients, and showcase your brand’s services and products at our luxury B2C sales or private<br />

client events. You will get the opportunity to entertain your clients and invite your prospects to our of B2C luxury events.<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong>’s team will perform as your extended marketing arm to orchestrate successful collaborations by working<br />

closely with your own personal <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> account manager to develop your business and identify your targets.<br />

For more reasons to join <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong>, please visit our website testimonials and success stories section. You may join<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> by filling in the form at www.tlnint.com/contact-us or email us at info@tlnint.com and we will take care of<br />

the rest for you.<br />

www.tlnint.com


Explore our<br />

Wonderlands<br />

mondriandoha<br />

mondriandoha.com

Hooray! Your file is uploaded and ready to be published.

Saved successfully!

Ooh no, something went wrong!