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ISSUE <strong>18</strong> | MAY - JUN 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 />

Welcome to the <strong>18</strong>th edition of <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> <strong>International</strong> <strong>Magazine</strong>.<br />

Nowadays, whether it is good or evil, I believe that there is a purpose and a message behind everything happening<br />

around us.<br />

<strong>The</strong> COVID-19 pandemic is giving us so many reminders, especially that we are all equal, regardless of how much<br />

money we have and what religion or culture or country we come from. <strong>The</strong> virus treats us all the same, regardless<br />

of how healthy our lifestyle is. It also proves that we are all connected, what affects one person has an effect<br />

on another; reminding us how short life is and what is most important for us.<br />

In these unprecedented times of uncertainty, it is very important to keep faith and not to lose hope. It is also<br />

very essential for us to stay connected.<br />

We hope that this issue can give you time to reflect and recuperate. This is our<br />

long-awaited break...an escape.<br />

<strong>The</strong> time for us to reconnect and step outside will come very soon and all luxury<br />

industries back to work and life. Our events will shine again and the venues will<br />

be full.<br />

Stay safe and know that we are keeping each one of you in our thoughts every day.<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> is and will always be here for you. To live as one, let us take<br />

care of one another, wherever we may be.<br />

Meanwhile, enjoy reading the latest issue of TLN <strong>Magazine</strong> especially dedicated<br />

to all our front line workers globally.<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 />

@faresghattas<br />


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highlights<br />

ISSUE <strong>18</strong> | May - Jun 2020<br />

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<strong>International</strong> Artist Luke Jerram Creates Coronavirus (COVID-19) Glass Sculpture<br />

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Revealed: <strong>The</strong> World’s Most Instagrammed <strong>Luxury</strong> Hotel Brands<br />

53<br />

<strong>The</strong> 10 Best Men’s Fragrances<br />

64<br />

<strong>The</strong> Hublot Classic Fusion Special Edition ‘London’<br />

70<br />

<strong>The</strong> New Decade Brings New Change: <strong>Luxury</strong> Industry Trends in 2020<br />

92<br />

Pronovias Offers Complimentary Wedding Dresses to Hospital Staff Worldwide<br />

105<br />

<strong>The</strong> New Zealand Lexus Urban Polo 2020<br />

106<br />

TLN Qatar Celebrated Women’s <strong>International</strong> Day at the Sakura Lounge by Lexus

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26<br />

53<br />

64<br />

92<br />

70<br />

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10<br />






<strong>The</strong> rarest two-door Bentley of the modern era and the ultimate expression of two-seat, open-air luxury,<br />

this definitive Grand Tourer spearheads a return to coachbuilding by Bentley Mulliner – the oldest coachbuilder<br />

in the world. Just 12 examples of this striking, limited-edition model are being created, guaranteeing<br />

rarity and exclusivity, and offering supreme luxury and breath-taking performance.<br />

Bacalar, the most exclusive two-door Bentley of the modern era, launches a new Bentley Mulliner operation and<br />

forms part of a new strategy for the world’s oldest coachbuilder. With an illustrious coachbuilding history, which<br />

can be traced back to the 1500s, Mulliner will, from 2020, offer three different portfolios to customers: Classic,<br />

Collections and Coachbuilt.<br />

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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 />


<strong>The</strong> difference is Gaggenau<br />

Founded in 1683 in the hamlet of Gaggenau, we aim to<br />

enable and inspire with appliances that are extraordinary,<br />

in both performance and appearance. Our design is<br />

avant-garde yet timeless and we skilfully hand-build<br />

our pieces using the finest materials.<br />

As professional cooking techniques have evolved and<br />

developed, so too has Gaggenau. Inspired by the principles<br />

within the professional kitchen, given the means and the<br />

passion, we enable the private chef to produce professional<br />

results at home.<br />

“ Our plumbed model is the only domestic<br />

combi-steam oven with a fully automated<br />

self-cleaning system * .”<br />

– Olya Yemchenko, Brand Communication<br />

Manager Gaggenau<br />

Masters of steam: 20 years in the making<br />

Having introduced the steam oven to the private kitchen<br />

20 years ago, we have continued to refine and innovate<br />

ensuring we remain at the forefront of modern and<br />

professional cooking results in the domestic kitchen.<br />

Our combi-steam ovens are capable of steaming, baking,<br />

cooking, braising, grilling, simmering, regenerating,<br />

extracting juice and sous-vide cooking.<br />

Our latest combi-steam ovens allow the private chef to<br />

master steam, free from constraints. Both the 400 and 200<br />

series can now connect to a fixed water supply. <strong>The</strong> enlarged<br />

cavity, cleverly lit by indirect lighting, conceals a full surface<br />

grill behind glass for ease of cleaning and aesthetics.<br />

All of which ensures your decision making comes down<br />

to a finely balanced aesthetic decision between the flush<br />

200 series or the handleless 400 series: which masterpiece<br />

will be yours?<br />

Visit us at our flagship showroom in South Melbourne<br />

for the full Gaggenau experience.<br />

www.gaggenau.com.au<br />

*available on Gaggenau plumbed combi-steam models only

Novel Coronavirus Glass Sculpture<br />

by Luke Jerram<br />






<strong>International</strong>ly-renowned<br />

artist Luke Jerram<br />

has created a coronavirus<br />

– COVID-19 – glass<br />

sculpture in tribute to the<br />

huge global scientific and<br />

medical effort to combat<br />

the pandemic. Made in<br />

glass, at 23cm in diameter,<br />

it is 1 million times larger<br />

than the actual virus.<br />

It was commissioned by<br />

a university in America to reflect<br />

its current and future research and<br />

learning in health, the environment<br />

and intelligent systems, and its focus<br />

on solving global challenges.<br />

Luke says: “Helping to communicate<br />

the form of the virus to the public,<br />

the artwork has been created as an<br />

alternative representation to the artificially<br />

coloured imagery received<br />

through the media. In fact, viruses<br />

have no colour as they are smaller<br />

than the wavelength of light.”<br />

“This artwork is a tribute to the scientists<br />

and medical teams who are<br />

working collaboratively across the<br />

world to try to slow the spread of the<br />

virus. It is vital we attempt to slow<br />

the spread of coronavirus by working<br />

together globally, so our health services<br />

can manage this pandemic.”<br />

Made through a process of scientific<br />

glassblowing, the coronavirus model<br />

is based on the latest scientific<br />

understanding and diagrams of the<br />

virus.<br />

Profits from this glass<br />

model are going to Médecins<br />

Sans Frontières<br />

(MSF) who will be assisting<br />

developing countries<br />

deal with the fallout of the<br />

coronavirus epidemic.<br />

This new model is just the<br />

latest in Luke’s Glass Microbiology<br />

series of virus<br />

sculptures. Luke and his<br />

glassblowing team have,<br />

in the past, made other sculptures<br />

of viruses from swine flu and Ebola<br />

to smallpox and HIV. Respected in<br />

the scientific community, the glass<br />

sculptures have featured in <strong>The</strong><br />

Lancet, Scientific American, British<br />

Medical Journal (BMJ) and on the<br />

front cover of Nature <strong>Magazine</strong>.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Glass Microbiology sculptures<br />

are in museum collections around<br />

the world, including the Metropolitan<br />

Museum, NYC; Wellcome Collection,<br />

London and the Museum of<br />

Glass, Shanghai.<br />



Leaders in Traditional Bathroom Design<br />

Inspired by Britain’s history of exceptional innovation and effortless style during the <strong>18</strong>00s and 1900s, the<br />

Burlington portfolio promises a classic, British bathroom look. Leaders in traditional bathrooms, Burlington is<br />

renowned for blending modern technology advances with pieces influenced by the eras of great design. <strong>The</strong><br />

extensive range of beautifully crafted basins, baths, WCs, classic brassware and characterful accessories offers<br />

homeowners the choice to be experimental with interiors whilst incorporating a twist of traditional style.

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Haremlique Istanbul is pleased to announce<br />

its debut in the UK, launching exclusively<br />

at Harrods in London. Offering a stunning<br />

range of bed linens, quilts and throws alongside a<br />

beautiful collection of towels, bath mats and makeup<br />

bags, Haremlique Istanbul will be available from the<br />

Harrods Bed & Bath department on the 3rd floor. All<br />

products from the collection are proudly designed<br />

and manufactured in Turkey with a bespoke service<br />

offering the option of personalised and made-tomeasure<br />

linens.<br />

Founded in 2007 by CEO, Caroline N. Koç, who<br />

comes from a family with a century-long history in<br />

the textile industry, and Partner and Creative Director<br />

N. Banu Yentür, Haremlique Istanbul takes inspiration<br />

from the modern city of Istanbul as well<br />

as the skill of local artisanal talents, and combines<br />

this with the opulence used in Ottoman design. <strong>The</strong><br />

strength of the brand comes from the combined<br />

skill and extensive experience of the two female<br />

founders.<br />

Haremlique Istanbul was founded with the mission<br />

to create the world’s finest luxury linens and<br />

home textiles, bringing the essence of Turkish design<br />

to homes all over the world. Since launching<br />

more than 10 years ago, Haremlique Istanbul has<br />

become synonymous with quality, timeless designs<br />

and long-lasting customer relationships. Already<br />

available in Turkey, the Middle East and the USA, its<br />

UK launch marks a first step into Western Europe as<br />

part of its expansion<br />

Haremlique Istanbul prides itself on offering all of<br />

its linens specially woven in Turkey. Created from<br />

100% Egyptian cotton, the bed linens are individually<br />

embellished with delicate embroidery or<br />

lace, while the bath linens are available in different<br />

weights and are detailed to match with the various<br />

bedding styles available.<br />

Haremlique Istanbul will be available exclusively in<br />

Harrods in the UK from March 14 2020, located on<br />

the third floor of the flagship store - 87-135 Brompton<br />

Road, London, SW1X 7XL<br />


Product highlights:<br />

Hasbahce:<br />

Hasbahce is an exclusively designed<br />

“toile du jouy” depicting<br />

scenes from the Ottoman palace.<br />

<strong>The</strong> beautiful gardens, impressive<br />

architectural details<br />

and impeccably built fountains<br />

were created by the famous miniature<br />

artist Taner Alakuş and<br />

have been used as beautiful details<br />

across bed linens, quilts and<br />

makeup bags.<br />

Secret Garden:<br />

<strong>The</strong> Secret Garden design depicts<br />

an imaginary palace garden and<br />

was created using the same toile<br />

de jouy technique. Used across<br />

bed linens, quilts and shams<br />

and created in 100% Egyptian<br />

Cotton, Secret Garden features<br />

scenes detailing the Ottoman<br />

Palace’s mystical atmosphere.<br />

Tunel:<br />

A more contemporary aspect<br />

of Haremlique Istanbul’s offering,<br />

the Tunel collection, used in<br />

bed linens, quilts and cashmere<br />

throws, reflects a more clean,<br />

minimal and urban style. Taking<br />

its name from the Tunel region<br />

in Istanbul, the pieces embody<br />

the dynamic and historic values<br />

of the city.<br />




Ultimate performance has belonged to the world of<br />

two-seaters with very limited luggage space – until now.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Gemera is the world’s first Mega-GT and Koenigsegg’s<br />

first four-seater. Extreme megacar meets spacious interior<br />

and ultimate environmental consciousness.<br />



<strong>The</strong> Gemera seats four large adults comfortably with<br />

space catering to their carry-on luggage, meaning the<br />

Koenigsegg megacar experience can be shared with family<br />

and friends.<br />

<strong>The</strong> notion behind Gemera’s name – a combination of the<br />

two Swedish words – “ge” (give) and “mera” (more) signifies<br />

“to give more”. A suitable name for a car that adds<br />

features and functions without taking away anything that<br />

makes it a true megacar.<br />

It is not often one can say a new category of car has been<br />

created. But in the case of the Gemera it has to be believed<br />

– the Mega-GT.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Gemera is limited to an edition of 300 cars.<br />

Ultimate performance<br />

Since the birth of the company more than 25 years ago,<br />

Koenigsegg has been driven to create the ultimate performance<br />

car.<br />

Despite being a four-seater, the Gemera easily outperforms<br />

most two-seat megacars, both combustion and<br />

electric. Still, the focus of the Gemera is taking on longrange<br />

public roads – family trips, in comfort, style and<br />

safety with never-before-experienced performance.<br />

With its 1.27 megawatts of power and 3500 Nm of torque,<br />

the Gemera goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 1.9 seconds and<br />

to 400 km/h in record matching pace.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Gemera comes with the most amazing sound from a<br />

3-cylinder engine ever.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Tiny Friendly Giant<br />

<strong>The</strong> Gemera yields a combined power output of 1700 bhp<br />

or 1.27 MW. Power output from the three motors – one<br />

for each rear wheel producing 500 bhp and 1000 Nm, and<br />

one E-motor on the crankshaft that produces an extra<br />

400 bhp and 500 Nm to power the front wheels – add up<br />

to 1400 bhp as individuals and 1100 bhp when combined.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Gemera’s 2-liter 3-cylinder dry sumped twin-turbo<br />

Freevalve engine, named the Tiny Friendly Giant (or TFG<br />

for short) adds another 450 kW or 600 bhp.<br />


<strong>The</strong> TFG is a progressive outlook on the powertrains of<br />

tomorrow. <strong>The</strong> TFG offers a lighter, more efficient cradle-to-grave<br />

solution compared to any combustion engine<br />

before it. Combined with electrification, the Gemera<br />

can be argued to be cleaner than a long-range EV, by using<br />

next-generation combustion technology designed for<br />

next-generation renewable liquid fuels, together with a<br />

small battery plug-in electrification.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Gemera, if plugged in and filled with Gen 2.0 ethanol<br />

or CO2 neutral methanol like Vulcanol or any mix thereof,<br />

becomes at least as CO2 neutral as a pure electric car.<br />

Before these second-generation renewable fuel sources<br />

are more accessible, the Gemera can also be driven on<br />

E85 and in worst case normal petrol.<br />

Plugged in to go further<br />

Equipped with three electric motors, the Gemera can<br />

drive completely silent up to 300 km/h, and the powerful<br />

800V battery offers in itself a range of up to 50 km.<br />

<strong>The</strong> silence in EV mode disguises the true battle cry of<br />

the Gemera. When the TFG is activated and the gas pedal<br />

hits the floor the Gemera comes alive with a riotous roar<br />

as it disappears into the horizon.<br />

All-wheel steering and torque vectoring <strong>The</strong> 3000 mm<br />

wheelbase gives unprecedented comfort and straightline<br />

stability. <strong>The</strong> rear-wheel steering makes sure the<br />

Gemera corners with agility and can achieve a turning<br />

radius only seen in smaller cars. At high speed, the rearwheel<br />

steering also gives even better directional control.<br />

<strong>The</strong> mix of all-wheel steering and all-wheel torque vectoring<br />

gives limitless tunability and adaptability of steering<br />

and driving feel, making it possible for the Gemera to<br />

be one of the most fun and safe cars on the planet.<br />

Safety in focus<br />

<strong>The</strong> Gemera is one of the safest megacars out there and<br />

it is designed for world-wide homologation. <strong>The</strong> Gemera<br />

has a very strong carbon fiber monocoque, six smart<br />

airbags, stability control, TC, ABS and ADAS 2.5. It lacks<br />

nothing in ultimate safety.<br />

<strong>The</strong> all-wheel steering and all-wheel drive and all-wheel<br />

torque vectoring give the Gemera maximum opportunity<br />

to offer a safe, stable and exhilarating drive. ISOFIX is<br />

available for both rear seats.<br />

100% four-seater, 100% Koenigsegg<br />

<strong>The</strong> Gemera is the first of its kind in a completely new<br />

vehicle category. Still, it has clear ties to all previous Koenigsegg<br />

cars and their Swedish and understated design<br />

roots.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Gemera maintains many recognizable Koenigsegg<br />

traits like its wrap-around jet fighter inspired windshield,<br />

the hidden A-pillars, the simple shapes, the short overhangs<br />

and the large side air intakes.<br />

<strong>The</strong> front design is inspired by the first-ever Koenigsegg<br />

prototype – the Koenigsegg CC from 1996.<br />

Of course, the Gemera features giant full-length Koenigsegg<br />

Automated Twisted Synchrohelix Actuation<br />

Doors (KATSAD) that open wide. <strong>The</strong> doors are unhindered<br />

by the absence of B-pillars, thanks to a strong carbon<br />

monocoque. <strong>The</strong> door openings reveal an impressive<br />

four-seater space that boasts equal ease of access, comfort<br />

and respect for both front and rear passengers.<br />




• <strong>The</strong> Four Seasons Hotel<br />

topped the list as the<br />

most “Instagrammed”<br />

luxury hotel brand.<br />

• <strong>The</strong> Soneva Hotel, located<br />

in the Maldives, was<br />

the most “Instagrammed”<br />

hotel brands with 92,614<br />

hashtags.<br />

• St Regis was the second<br />

most popular luxury hotel<br />

brand, racking in 661,600<br />

hashtags.<br />

• <strong>The</strong> Rosewood Hotel<br />

in London was the most<br />

popular hotel for the<br />

brand, with nearly 17,000<br />

photos.<br />

Rosewood London<br />

Over the last few years, hundreds of new luxury hotel brands have been appearing around the world.<br />

From extraordinary accommodation, divine culinary options and a never-ending range of facilities,<br />

choosing the best hotel brand can be difficult.<br />

In order to find the most popular luxury hotel brands around the world, experts at Flawless.org scoured<br />

through Instagram to find the world’s most “Instagrammed” luxury hotel brand. <strong>The</strong>y accumulated the<br />

number of hashtags per luxury hotel brand to reveal which is crowned the world’s “favourite”.<br />


<strong>Luxury</strong> Hotel Brand<br />

No. of Hashtags<br />

Most hashtagged hotel from the brand<br />

(including the no. of hashtags)<br />

Four Seasons 1,793,007 Koh Samui (Thailand) – 17,482<br />

<strong>The</strong> top 10<br />

most<br />

hashtagged<br />

luxury hotel<br />

brands<br />

in the world:<br />

St Regis 661,600 Bali (Indonesia) – <strong>18</strong>,898<br />

Rosewood 610,107 London (England) – 16,967<br />

Mandarin Oriental 543,357 Tokyo (Japan) – 25,761<br />

Park Hyatt 427,263 Tokyo (Japan) – 38,535<br />

Six Senses <strong>18</strong>6,441 Maldives (South Asia) – 24,816<br />

Soneva 177,746 Maldives (South Asia) – 92,614<br />

Auberge 157,576 California (USA) – 11,850<br />

Belmond 150,935 Rio de Janeiro (Mexico) – 11,850<br />

Oetker Collection 16,6<strong>18</strong> Antigua (Caribbean) – 1<br />

<strong>The</strong> Highlights:<br />

<strong>The</strong> Four Seasons Hotel topped the list as the most “Instagrammed” luxury hotel brand, with a whopping<br />

1,793,007 hashtags. <strong>The</strong> Four Seasons Hotel in Koh Samui in Thailand was the most popular hotel from the chain,<br />

with over 17,000 hashtags. This 5-star hotel is situated on the North West coast of Koh Samui in Laem Yai Bay,<br />

and each room is fitted with a private infinity pool and bar.<br />

St Regis came in second place, racking in 661,600 hashtags. <strong>The</strong> brand’s beautiful hotel in Bali was their most<br />

popular hotel, receiving nearly 19,000 hashtags.<br />

Rosewood came in third place—with 610,107 hashtags. Of all their hotels, the London Rosewood hotel was the<br />

most popular hotel, with nearly 17,000 photos being added to the ‘gram here. This luxurious hotel, situated near<br />

Covent Garden, is the perfect mix of British heritage and contemporary sophistication.<br />

Next came the award-winning Mandarin Oriental hotel, with 543,357 hashtags. <strong>The</strong> Tokyo Mandarin Hotel was<br />

ranked the most popular by Instagram, with over 25,000 people taking photos for the ‘gram.<br />

Despite the luxury hotel brand Four Seasons being crowned the most “Instagrammed” chain, the Soneva Hotel<br />

in the Maldives was the most “Instagrammed” hotel of all 10 luxury hotel chains. This luxury hotel, situated on<br />

the crystal-clear waters of Noonu Atoll, is surrounded by white beaches and tropical greenery – it’s no wonder<br />

this hotel racked in an enormous 92,614 hashtags (54,079 more than the second most “Instagrammed” hotel: <strong>The</strong><br />

Park Hyatt hotel in Tokyo!)<br />

flawless.org<br />


LVMH<br />



FIGHT<br />


COVID-19<br />

Italy has been hit harder than any other country in the world by the COVID-19 pandemic<br />

and LVMH’s Italian Maisons are stepping up to help stem the spread of the<br />

virus in their home country.<br />

<strong>The</strong>ir concrete initiatives support health authorities and the medical personnel<br />

who are on the front lines around the clock. Here are a few examples of how they<br />

are contributing.<br />

LVMH and its Maisons have been mobilized for weeks to help check the spread of<br />

COVID-19. <strong>The</strong> Group’s Maisons in Italy are joining forces to support Italy’s nationwide<br />

efforts to eradicate the virus.<br />

Bvlgari has launched massive production of hand sanitizer gel, working with its<br />

partner ICR Cosmetics. Priority will be placed on supplying medical establishments<br />

most seriously impacted by COVID-19 via the Italian civil protection agency. Bvlgari<br />

expects to deliver several hundred thousand 75 millilitre bottles over the next<br />


two months. This major initiative comes a month after the announcement of a significant<br />

donation to Rome’s Spallanzani hospital to fund the acquisition of a new<br />

high-definition 3D microscope for infectious disease research.<br />

Fendi has been active for several weeks as well, providing financial support for the<br />

Lombardy region and sending surgical masks to Tuscany. Over 100,000 masks are<br />

to be delivered at the end of the week.<br />

<strong>International</strong>ly renowned Milan pastry shop Cova is also helping battle the pandemic.<br />

Closed since the second week of March, Cova’s Milan shop recently opened<br />

a home delivery service ahead of the Easter holidays. Twenty-five per cent of sales<br />

from #CovaAtHome will be donated to Lombardy to help build the new Milano<br />

Fiera hospital. Cova is also delivering pastries to Sacco hospital in Milan to support<br />

medical personnel on the front lines of the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.<br />

Loro Piana has made a donation to the Fondazione Valsesia to aid hospitals in Valsesia<br />

valley in Northern Italy and provide them with supplies and equipment. <strong>The</strong><br />

Maison is manufacturing and sending blankets for quarantine centres and providing<br />

logistics support in Valsesia. Loro Piana has also begun testing of prototype<br />

masks that could be produced for the general public.<br />

Acqua di Parma is contributing to Italy’s national effort with its #StayHome solidarity<br />

campaign. All proceeds from online sales of Acqua di Parma home and personal<br />

care products (shaving, creams, etc.) will be donated to charities to support urgent<br />

public health efforts. <strong>The</strong> initiative will run throughout April and will also fund purchases<br />

of medical equipment.<br />


Naturally, we at GBRI are disappointed to have had to cancel or postpone all upcoming<br />

events with our partners.<br />

However, there is a greater cause to be fought at present and British racing remains<br />

focused on supporting the national effort and taking care of its people and horses.<br />

When life returns to normal, we are anticipating that consumers will place greater<br />

meaning upon their lifestyle and spending choices, that the overall consumer<br />

experience will maaer more and that relationships between a business and its clients<br />

will count for more than ever before.<br />

Once we are able to return to our nation’s historic and much-loved racecourses, stables<br />

and studs, GBRI will be on hand once again to deliver bespoke experiences for our<br />

partners’ clients.<br />

We will continue to treat your most valued clients to unforgeeable behind-the-scenes<br />

encounters right at the beating heart of British racing, to help you create the meaningful<br />

moments that underpin the most solid of client relationships.<br />

We would therefore like to take this opportunity to invite our fellow members of<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> to take this time to get in touch and find out more.<br />

Most importantly, however, we would like to wish you the very best of luck and good<br />

health for the coming months.<br />

Should you wish to enquire,<br />

please contact:<br />

Minty Farquhar<br />

+44 (0) 7493 869 240<br />



MILANO<br />

James Vincent Milano is an independent<br />

luxury fashion house<br />

offering a curated wardrobe for<br />

today’s person of discerning taste.<br />

From footwear to outerwear, each<br />

and every piece created is meticulously<br />

sourced and crafted<br />

in specific regions of Italy, transcending<br />

clothing and accessories<br />

and becoming object of desire.<br />


In 2017 James Vincent Milano<br />

was organically conceived upon a<br />

conversation discussing the state<br />

of humanity. To its founders, Maria<br />

Valerio and Zachary Johnson,<br />

fashion is evident in every aspect<br />

of life.<br />

Born out of necessity due to lack<br />

of truly desirable product, the<br />

brand’s strengths reside in the<br />

deeply rooted cultural background<br />

of the founders – the Italian artisanal<br />

and visual savoir-faire and<br />

the ambitiousness of the American<br />

Dream.<br />

Maria Valerio (25) was raised<br />

among fabrics in her aunts’ atelier<br />

in Bari, southern Italy. This is<br />

where she developed her personal<br />

sense of style, together with the<br />

understanding and appreciation<br />

for the making of a garment and<br />

how it affects a person’s body and<br />

feeling. She then left for Milan to<br />

pursue a Fashion Styling degree at<br />

Istituto Marangoni, followed by a<br />

brief stint in a creative direction<br />

firm. She controls the art direction<br />

and of the management of the<br />

brand.<br />

Zachary Johnson (29), born in the<br />

suburbs outside Boston, USA, devoted<br />

his whole youth to athletics,<br />

leading him ultimately to receive<br />

a scholarship to a top Division 1<br />

university.<br />

Quickly realizing this was not the<br />

path for him, he left school, focusing<br />

on his early passion for the relation<br />

between cinema and design.<br />

He ultimately ended up in Milan,<br />

finally pursuing his one true goal.<br />

He is in charge of the design, the<br />

strategic positioning and the press<br />

of the brand.<br />


James Vincent Milano has a baroque<br />

essence that is conveid<br />

through the opulence of the materials,<br />

the bold textures and tones<br />

and a dramatic way of interpreting<br />

the brand’s codes.<br />

<strong>The</strong> slick, sensual seriousness of<br />

the garments and of the accessories<br />

comes from a thorough study<br />

of a vast spectrum of references<br />

that cross pollinate with our primary<br />

vision.<br />

Each and every piece is a statement<br />

of an unapologetic confidence,<br />

an inflection to the attitude<br />

of the wearer.<br />


<strong>The</strong> materials we carefully source<br />

are the cornerstone of the brand.<br />

<strong>The</strong> scent, the touch, the look and<br />

the feeling of a piece of fabric or<br />

leather come before the design.<br />

James Vincent Milano brings its<br />

vision to life with all-natural fibers<br />

and leathers, picking from some of<br />

the most prestigious family owned<br />

businesses working in this fields.<br />

We have the privilege to know<br />

them, work closely in development<br />

with them and gain their knowledge.<br />


Kay & Burton Concierge will help<br />

take care of you and your property.<br />

It’s what we do.<br />

Kay & Burton Concierge’s curated suite of<br />

Preferred Partner Services, available to you at no<br />

additional cost, includes, but is not limited to:<br />

Art Consultancy<br />

Cleaning<br />

Home Lending Solutions<br />

Insurance Services<br />

Interior Design<br />

Landscape Gardening<br />

Decluttering<br />

Personal Butler<br />

Pet Concierge<br />

Removal & Relocation<br />

Renovations<br />

Styling/Staging<br />

Tradespeople<br />

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Our People. Your Property.



Automobili Lamborghini<br />

is reconverting<br />

some<br />

departments of its production<br />

plant in Sant’Agata<br />

Bolognese in order to<br />

produce surgical masks<br />

and protective medical<br />

shields for the Sant’Orsola-Malpighi<br />

Hospital<br />

in Bologna, which is involved<br />

in the fight against<br />

the COVID-19 pandemic,<br />

in collaboration with the<br />

University of Bologna.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Department of Medical<br />

and Surgical Sciences<br />

will oversee validation<br />

testing of the medical devices<br />

made by Lamborghini,<br />

prior to their delivery<br />

to the hospital.<br />

One thousand masks a<br />

day will be made in the<br />

Upholstery Department,<br />

the department that<br />

produces the interiors<br />

and customizations for<br />

Lamborghini cars. At the<br />

same time, 200 protective<br />

medical shields in<br />

polycarbonate a day will<br />

be made inside the composites<br />

production plant<br />

and at the Research and<br />

Development department<br />

with the use of 3D printers.<br />

Stefano Domenicali, Chairman<br />

and CEO of Automobili<br />

Lamborghini, commented:<br />

“During an emergency<br />

such as this one, we feel<br />

the need to make a concrete<br />

contribution. We<br />

have therefore decided<br />

to support the Sant’Orsola-Malpighi<br />

Hospital, an<br />

institution with which we<br />

have had a collaborative<br />

relationship for years,<br />

through both professional<br />

consultancy in promoting<br />

programs to protect our<br />

workers’ health, and in<br />

research projects. We will<br />

win this battle together<br />

by working in unity, supporting<br />

those who are at<br />

the forefront of fighting<br />

this pandemic every day.”<br />

As a sign of unity and support<br />

for the entire nation<br />

facing the Coronavirus<br />

emergency, every evening<br />

Lamborghini lights<br />

up the historic headquarter<br />

buildings in Sant’Agata<br />

Bolognese, with the colours<br />

of the Italian flag.<br />




<strong>The</strong> Dior Grand Bal collection swirls like a ball gown to the rhythm of the “Dior Inversé” calibre<br />

and functional oscillating weight placed on top of the dial which drives the timepiece. Resulting<br />

from strict aesthetic requirements, this watch complication echoes Monsieur Dior’s designs.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> ball gown makes you dream and must make you a dream woman.”<br />

Like satin, faille and taffeta constructed into opulent and architectural party dresses in the Maison’s<br />

ateliers, the Dior Grand Bal is adorned with gold threads, net, silk, feathers, gems or scarab<br />

beetle elytra. Sure of their attractions, these refined materials and their whirlwind of colours<br />

invite us to take the floor and twirl around all night long.<br />


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In response to the severe outbreak of COVID-19 in<br />

the Americas, Kering has partnered with the CDC<br />

Foundation to provide personal protective equipment<br />

and other vital supplies to assist in meeting the<br />

urgent needs of healthcare workers across the region.<br />

Kering and its Houses (Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega<br />

Veneta, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Brioni,<br />

Boucheron, Pomellato, DoDo, Qeelin, Ulysse Nardin,<br />

Girard-Perregaux, as well as Kering Eyewear) will collectively<br />

donate 1 million USD to the CDC Foundation,<br />

to support the valiant efforts of frontline healthcare<br />

workers in the United States, particularly in highly impacted<br />

states such as New York, New Jersey, California,<br />

and Florida, and locations in Latin America.<br />

<strong>The</strong> CDC Foundation is the independent nonprofit<br />

created by Congress to extend the lifesaving work of<br />

the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)<br />

through public-private partnerships.<br />

As the global coronavirus pandemic escalates rapidly<br />

across the United States, and around the world, there<br />

is a growing concern that U.S. community health needs<br />

will rapidly outpace capacity. <strong>The</strong> CDC Foundation’s<br />

Emergency Response Fund allows for the deployment<br />

of flexible resources to fulfil priority response needs<br />

where appropriated funds are not available or cannot<br />

be deployed quickly enough. Thus, Kering’s contribution<br />

hopes to create complementary impact alongside<br />

the government in ways that will protect and provide<br />

lifesaving support as together we work to combat this<br />

unprecedented pandemic.<br />

In addition, with the stance of aiding the American<br />

fashion industry impacted by the pandemic, Kering<br />

will support A Common Thread, the CFDA/Vogue<br />

Fashion Fund initiative, as well as ‘Your Friends in<br />

New York Want to Help.’ an organization launched<br />

by Kerby Jean-Raymond with a mission to create rapid<br />

local impact within the community.<br />

<strong>The</strong>se contributions follow those already made by Kering<br />

in France, Italy, and China in recent weeks and the<br />

production of over 1 million surgical masks and gowns<br />

for healthcare personnel.<br />


SOTHEBY’S 25TH<br />












Sotheby’s Modern & Contemporary South<br />

Asian Art auction totaled $4.8 million yesterday<br />

in New York – exceeding its $4.7 million<br />

high estimate, with a strong 91.1% of lots sold.<br />

<strong>The</strong> sale saw robust online bidding, with 33%<br />

of all sold works acquired online. Bidders from<br />

13 countries competed in yesterday’s auction,<br />

with 20% of all bidders participating in a Sotheby’s<br />

sale for the first time.<br />

Commemorating the 25th anniversary of<br />

Modern & Contemporary South Asian Art<br />

sales at Sotheby’s worldwide, this result marks<br />

the highest total for the category since 2017<br />

in New York. Several notable auction records<br />

were established, including for pioneering Indian<br />

abstractionist Nasreen Mohamedi.<br />


Manjari Sihare-Sutin, Head<br />

of Sotheby’s Modern &<br />

Contemporary South Asian<br />

Sales in New York, said: “We are<br />

extremely pleased with the results<br />

from today’s sale, which saw strong<br />

demand from international collectors<br />

and institutions – many new to<br />

auction – and reinforced the health<br />

of this market. A curated section<br />

on Neo-Tantra was 100% sold, and<br />

a diverse selection of works from<br />

the Bengal School of Art performed<br />

exceptionally well. Significant<br />

prices were achieved for works by<br />

the Progressive School bastion V.S.<br />

Gaitonde, Indian National Treasure<br />

Artist Raja Ravi Varma, and a<br />

rare canvas by Nasreen Mohamedi,<br />

highlighting the range of artists as<br />

the market continues to expand and<br />

grow.”<br />

Yesterday’s auction was led by<br />

Vasudeo Santu Gaitonde’s Untitled<br />

from 1963, which achieved $1.8<br />

million – surpassing its $1.5 million<br />

high estimate. Renowned as<br />

India’s pioneering abstract artist,<br />

Gaitonde painted only five or six<br />

works a year, with each painting<br />

representing a specific and dedicated<br />

relationship of form, color,<br />

and consciousness. Gaitonde began<br />

his career as a figurative artist,<br />

however, by the early 1960s, he<br />

began to work towards stillness in<br />

his paintings through a meticulous<br />

approach to line and color. Some<br />

of Gaitonde’s early non-objective<br />

paintings evoke the feeling of a<br />

landscape, especially his canvases<br />

of the early 1960s where gradations<br />

of color and geometric forms coalesce<br />

almost as a ‘horizon line’ as<br />

seen in the present work.<br />

Indian National Treasure artist<br />

Raja Ravi Varma’s Untitled (Swami<br />

Vishvamitra in Meditation) fetched<br />

$860,000 (estimate $700/900,000).<br />

Formerly in the collection of German<br />

printer Fritz Schleicher, the<br />

present work depicts Brahmarshi<br />

Vishvamitra in meditation. A former<br />

king who renounced his throne<br />

to become a famous and much<br />

venerated sage in Indian history,<br />

Vishvamitra is credited with writing<br />

a significant part of the Rigveda,<br />

the oldest and most sacred collection<br />

of Vedic hymns composed in<br />

Sanskrit. In this painting, the artist<br />

melds the tenets of Indian mythology<br />

while incorporating the contrast,<br />

detailing and color palette of<br />

an Old Master painting.<br />

<strong>The</strong> auction was highlighted further<br />

by Nasreen Mohamedi’s Untitled,<br />

circa 1960s, which reached<br />

$437,500 – well-exceeding its<br />

$300,000 high estimate. <strong>The</strong> work<br />

was originally acquired in Bombay<br />

by American patrons Peggy and<br />

Robert Matthews in 1963. Celebrated<br />

as a pioneer of minimalist<br />

abstract art in India, Mohamedi<br />

developed a form of abstraction<br />

while working within a community<br />

of artists in India, including V.S.<br />

Gaitonde. In its commitment to<br />

abstraction and composition, the<br />

present canvas reveals Mohamedi’s<br />

indebtedness to her mentor and<br />

fellow-artist Gaitonde.<br />






<strong>The</strong> RoadHaus Wedge RV is Wheelhaus’s smallest luxury<br />

tiny home model at 250 square feet. It offers a living<br />

room big enough for a couch, TV, and fireplace; a kitchen<br />

complete with cabinets, a countertop, sink, stovetop and<br />

refrigerator; a full bathroom; and a bedroom or office area<br />

large enough for a queen bed. RoadHaus comes standard with<br />

a covered outdoor deck offering outdoor living space protected<br />

from sun and inclement weather. It is built on a steel frame<br />

with wheels so it can be easily transported to any site. Prices<br />

start at $87,800 with appliances and hardware included.<br />

“If you like the architecture of our original Wedge model but<br />

don’t need all the space, the RoadHaus Wedge RV is a smaller<br />

yet refined version at a fraction of the cost,” said Wheelhaus<br />

founder Jamie Mackay. “This model is also perfect for a backyard<br />

office.”<br />

Windows run the length of the RoadHaus to let in an abundance<br />

of natural light while being thoughtfully placed to allow<br />

privacy. Ceiling heights angling up from 9 feet in the bedroom<br />

to over 10 feet in the living room give the space an expansive<br />

feeling. An over-sized glass door connecting the living room to<br />

the outdoor deck adds to the feeling of spaciousness.<br />




Working from home is, for many of us,<br />

unchartered territory. It certainly has<br />

its pros, like not having to buy a supermarket<br />

ready meal or lunch deal every single day.<br />

However, it also has its cons, like having a seemingly<br />

never-ending conveyor belt of dirty dishes<br />

to wash! <strong>The</strong> common factor between these pros<br />

and cons? <strong>The</strong> kitchen.<br />

<strong>The</strong> state of our kitchens can heavily influence<br />

our mood and motivation. Empty fridge? How<br />

am I meant to work on an empty stomach! Stacks<br />

of dishes? How am I meant to work with all this<br />

clutter around the house!<br />

<strong>The</strong> layout and décor of your kitchen can affect<br />

your mood in a similar manner.<br />

An open plan kitchen, offering plenty of space<br />

and a flowing sense of connectivity, can help to<br />

ebb away any feeling of claustrophobia and restriction.<br />

Whilst we’re working from home and<br />

have more time with our families, avoiding the<br />

isolation of a separate room for the kitchen can<br />

aid togetherness.<br />

<strong>The</strong> modern open plan kitchen can be a designer<br />

statement, with the kitchen treated like a crafted<br />

piece of joinery. No longer a series of compartmentalised<br />

rooms, the shared areas of the home<br />

can become fully integrated into a single, communal<br />

space to escape from the noisy outside<br />

world for a while.<br />

Of course, many of us live in contained flats and<br />

houses, but this doesn’t mean that you can’t be<br />

innovative when creating the sensation of spaciousness<br />

in the kitchen. If you are able to arrange<br />

all cabinets, worktops and appliances to one wall,<br />

you will free up room for traffic flow elsewhere in<br />

the kitchen.<br />

Here to provide you with inspiration along every<br />

step of the way is GAMADECOR, the kitchen and<br />

bathroom furniture company of the PORCEL-<br />

ANOSA Group. GAMADECOR creates top quality<br />

contemporary kitchens that combine beauty<br />

and functionality to perfection through its Residence<br />

and Emotions collections. <strong>The</strong>y provide<br />

ideal solutions featuring original kitchen designs<br />

that reflect the latest trends, creating a harmonious<br />

setting offering both practical resources and<br />

functionality.<br />


<strong>The</strong>re’s the E9.30 (Emotions),<br />

with its large doors designed<br />

to hide parts of the kitchen<br />

and provide a more spacious<br />

area. <strong>The</strong>re’s also the<br />

R3.70 (Residence) for extra<br />

workspace of E6.90 (Emotions)<br />

using nano technology<br />

to provide scratch resistant<br />

surfaces, providing a finish<br />

perfect for a busy kitchen. Its<br />

neutral style complements<br />

many colours.<br />

Durable and understated<br />

countertops and backsplashes,<br />

furniture with excellent<br />

storage capacity, glass or<br />

KRION shelves, tall cupboards<br />

and household appliances<br />

can all be integrated<br />

into the wide range of mix<br />

and match kitchens from GA-<br />

MADECOR.<br />

With kitchens often being<br />

the epicenter of the home, in<br />

addition to a place for cooking,<br />

they have also taken on a<br />

social component. With this<br />

in mind, sustainability, resource<br />

optimisation, space<br />

and timeless design are just<br />

a few of the main ingredients<br />

in GAMADECOR’s creations.<br />

So, what are you waiting for?!<br />

Start planning the next steps<br />

in the interior design of your<br />

homes and kitchens! And<br />

remember, keep the #POR-<br />

CELANOSAPositivity flowing!<br />




Many of us are replacing our food,<br />

home and beauty products with<br />

more natural and organic alternatives.<br />

Now Holistic London have created<br />

the most amazing scents that are<br />

organic and eco-friendly.<br />

Studies show that paraffin candles release<br />

harmful chemicals. <strong>The</strong>se can<br />

cause problems which affect your skin<br />

and health. Many of the fragrances they<br />

use can be just as dangerous if they’re<br />

not natural. Often overlooked the wick<br />

could be another problem as can leave<br />

fumes when made from non-natural<br />

materials such as natural cotton. Holistic<br />

London searched far and wide for organic<br />

and non-toxic alternatives. <strong>The</strong>y<br />

realised the need for well-designed,<br />

natural and healthy candles. Holistic<br />

London began experimenting with candles<br />

that anyone would enjoy burning in<br />

their own home.<br />

Holistic London are proud candlemakers<br />

and are passionately involved in every<br />

detail, however small, making products<br />

that deserve to be in people’s homes.<br />

Holistic London are only made with two<br />

high-quality natural ingredients. <strong>The</strong>ir<br />

renewable, eco-friendly soy wax is of<br />

the highest quality whilst their essential<br />

oils are sourced for the very best scents<br />

that provide stunning aromas and last<br />

much longer than industry standard<br />

candles. This means all their candles are<br />

plant based, vegan and cruelty free, in<br />

simple words ‘100% Clean’. Because Holistic<br />

London only use pure essential oils<br />

their candles deliver a comforting and<br />

surround aromatherapy experience.<br />

With a wide selection of fragrances to<br />

suit any home, mood or personality Holistic<br />

London provide a stunning choice.<br />


Grapefruit + Rosemary –<br />

A multi-faceted fragrance<br />

with combines two of the<br />

best natural ingredients<br />

to lift your spirits.<br />

Bergamot + Wildflowers<br />

- A calming experience<br />

packed in a citric floral<br />

blend. A must for lovers<br />

of the great outdoors.<br />

Cedarwood + Spices - A<br />

provocative and evocative<br />

scent with a unique<br />

profile, designed for cinnamon<br />

lovers and those<br />

who love a little spice.<br />

Peppermint + Sandalwood<br />

- Delightfully tingly and<br />

refreshing, it fills your<br />

home with a stunning<br />

uplifting scent.<br />

Lavender + Patchouli - A<br />

rich aromatic and woody<br />

blend, ideal to lower tensions<br />

and help your have<br />

a wonderful sleep.<br />

At Holistic London they believe in #SlowLiving meaning passionately loving the things you value and embracing<br />

the fact of but doing less and enjoying it more.<br />

Visit www.thisisholisticlondon.com for more information.<br />






Left to right: Go Pillow, Boost Pillow, <strong>The</strong>rapeutic Knee Pillow, Back Sleep Pillow<br />

Hyoumankind founder Steph Wyborn<br />

was struggling to get a restorative<br />

night’s sleep. Determined to find<br />

answers, she studied the science of<br />

sleep, and its impact on physiology,<br />

beauty and wellbeing.<br />

With plenty of scientific evidence to<br />

support the power of sleep – but few<br />

specialised pillow solutions – Steph<br />

knew she would need to design her own.<br />

Ergonomic design and aesthetics were<br />

paramount, as was material selection<br />

– a high-grade, advanced memory foam<br />

for exceptional support and comfort.<br />

<strong>The</strong> result of almost 10 years of R&D,<br />

the Hyoumankind range is now available.<br />

A commitment to manufacture in<br />

New Zealand means quality control<br />

meets Steph’s exacting principles.<br />

It’s these standards that see<br />

Hyoumankind pillows used and loved by<br />

elite sportspeople, aesthetic specialists,<br />

physical therapists and people who<br />

are embracing the luxury of deep,<br />

restorative sleep.<br />

“Our intention is that your<br />

Hyoumankind pillow – like the reusable<br />

water bottle – will become an integral<br />

part of your everyday life, always with<br />

you, offering luxurious support and<br />

comfort wherever you go.”<br />

——<br />

Steph Wyborn<br />

Founder of Hyoumankind<br />





At once graphic, cartographic and hemispherical,<br />

the Globetrotter Night gives<br />

its display of world times over to the<br />

night. Beneath a crystal dome, this<br />

timepiece plays on nocturnal nuances<br />

and city lights.<br />

In the 1780s, John Arnold contributed<br />

to the great revolution<br />

in ocean navigation with<br />

his marine chronometers.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Globetrotter Night reflects<br />

this historical legacy<br />

with its cartographic features<br />

and world times. As<br />

night follows day, Arnold &<br />

Son cloaks its Globetrotter<br />

in darkness, spectacularly<br />

showcasing our northern<br />

hemisphere when shrouded in<br />

vesperal shadow.<br />

Panoramic vision<br />

Beneath a large sapphire crystal<br />

dome, an arch supports a half-globe<br />

in shades of grey and blue. It depicts<br />

the continents, the seas and the lights<br />

of the large cities located north of the<br />

equator. On the edge of the planet, a sapphire<br />

ring breaks down the 24 hours of<br />

a day. Transparent between 6 am and 6<br />

pm, a metal treatment has been used to<br />

darken it, indicating the night-time hours.<br />

Together, the hemisphere and ring display<br />

the time in one part of the world, represented in a<br />

highly original way. In the absence of a dedicated hand<br />

or city disc, the time is read geographically in accordance<br />

with the continents.<br />

held in place by screws with polished heads<br />

and chamfered slots.<br />

Watchmaking ergonomics<br />

<strong>The</strong>se finishes are echoed extensively on<br />

the A&S6022 self-winding calibre powering<br />

the Globetrotter Night. Entirely<br />

developed and produced by the<br />

Arnold & Son Manufacture, it has<br />

a nocturnal style thanks to the<br />

widespread use of NAC-type<br />

surface treatments. <strong>The</strong> bridges<br />

are polished and chamfered,<br />

finished with Côtes de<br />

Genève stripes and coloured<br />

grey. <strong>The</strong> skeletonised oscillating<br />

weight is engraved and<br />

treated chemically with ADLC<br />

black and NAC grey to obtain<br />

a two-tone appearance using a<br />

matt straight-grained finish.<br />

Beyond these aesthetic details, what<br />

makes the A&S6022 calibre special is<br />

its easy setting, thanks to a three-position<br />

crown. <strong>The</strong> first winds the movement.<br />

<strong>The</strong> second adjusts the local time<br />

hand by one-hour jumps either clockwise<br />

or anti-clockwise. <strong>The</strong> third regulates the<br />

hours and minutes in addition to the planet’s<br />

rotation. When travelling to a different<br />

time zone, the second position enables the<br />

wearer to change local time while keeping<br />

world time synchronised.<br />

In the interests of fairness, Arnold & Son can also provide<br />

a “southern hemisphere” version of its Globetrotter<br />

Night on request at the same price.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Earth by night<br />

<strong>The</strong> Globetrotter Night offers a realistic and meticulously<br />

rendered interpretation of a three-dimensional<br />

map enclosed in a 45 mm steel case. Chemical engraving<br />

has been used on the half-globe to outline the<br />

continents. <strong>The</strong> raised parts have undergone a deepgrey<br />

galvanic treatment before being hand-lacquered<br />

in a black-grey hue, while the oceans are lacquered<br />

in grey-blue. Finally, the city lights twinkling in the<br />

northern hemisphere are represented by hand-applied<br />

silver sparkles.<br />

<strong>The</strong> decorative touches and finishes adorning the Globetrotter<br />

Night extend beyond the Earth itself. <strong>The</strong><br />

chapter ring is circular satin-brushed and the hands,<br />

despite being mostly concealed beneath the halfglobe,<br />

are polished and accentuated by red lacquered<br />

tips. <strong>The</strong> large double-foot bridge supporting the halfglobe<br />

is a spectacular feature in itself that lends structure<br />

to the overall appearance of this timepiece. It is<br />

circular satin-brushed and chamfered by hand and<br />



According to our editors, these are the scents which will get you<br />

the most compliments from the ladies and gents. Check out our<br />

top picks of the world’s most luxurious fragrances below.<br />

Spicebomb<br />

by Viktor & Rolf<br />

Neroli Portofino<br />

by Tom Ford<br />

Jubilation XXV<br />

Man by Amouage<br />

Ambre Nuit<br />

by Christian Dior<br />

Royal Mayfair<br />

by CREED<br />

Rose D’Arabie<br />

by Armani Privé<br />

Oud Wood<br />

by Tom Ford<br />

Private Blend<br />

Straight to Heaven<br />

White Cristal<br />

by Kilian<br />

Aqua Universalis<br />

Forte by Maison<br />

Francis Kurkdjian<br />

Oud & Bergamot<br />

Cologne Intense<br />

by Jo Malone<br />




<strong>The</strong> new Dynaudio Confidence features new tech,<br />

head to toe – all conceived, engineered and perfected<br />

in Denmark – to deliver pure performance<br />

<strong>The</strong> all-new Dynaudio Confidence range of flagship<br />

loudspeaker is now on-sale. <strong>The</strong> new collection introduces<br />

a raft of new technologies – all of which were<br />

conceived, engineered and perfected in Dynaudio<br />

Labs, the company’s R&D facility at its Headquarter in<br />

Skanderborg, Denmark.<br />

Comprising four models, the new line-up promises<br />

game-changing performance regarding Dynaudio’s<br />

best flagship speaker range yet.<br />

One new family, four new members<br />

Mount Woofer (All with neodymium magnet) Tweeter DDC Technology<br />

Confidence 20 large 2 way standmount <strong>18</strong> cm woofer *1 Esotar 3 X<br />

Confidence 30<br />

medium size 3 way<br />

floorstand<br />

<strong>18</strong> cm woofer*1<br />

15 cm midrange driver*1<br />

Esotar 3<br />

O<br />

Confidence 50 large 3 way floorstand <strong>18</strong> cm woofers *2<br />

15 cm midrange drivers *2<br />

Esotar 3<br />

O<br />

Condifence 60<br />

extra-large 3 way floor<br />

standing loudspeaker<br />

23 cm woofers *2<br />

15 cm midrange drivers* 2<br />

Esotar 3<br />

O<br />

All the speakers in the new Confidence range are available in Midnight high-gloss, Smoke high-gloss, Raven<br />

Wood high-gloss, Ruby Wood high-gloss and Blonde Wood finishes.<br />


About Dynaudio<br />

Dynaudio was founded in 1977 in<br />

Skanderborg, Denmark. Today,<br />

Dynaudio is recognized as one<br />

of the leading manufacturers of<br />

high-quality audio systems and one<br />

of the world’s most distinguished<br />

high-end audio companies. For<br />

more than 40 years, it has been<br />

designing and building loudspeakers,<br />

and its engineers have used all<br />

their experience to take technology<br />

familiar to all and further refine<br />

it – starting at the top with the new<br />

Esotar3 tweeter. <strong>The</strong> new Confidence<br />

also marks the first outing<br />

for Dynaudio’s next-gen DDC Lens.<br />

<strong>The</strong> speakers’ woofers are the allnew<br />

NeoTec design, while the composite<br />

Compex baffle and midrange<br />

driver with ingenious Horizon surround<br />

also make their debuts.<br />

New Esotar3 tweeter<br />

Representing the pinnacle of Dynaudio<br />

soft-dome tweeter design,<br />

Esotar3 incorporates, and improves<br />

on, the cutting-edge airflow-optimization<br />

system employed in the<br />

award-winning Esotar Forty anniversary<br />

tweeter. This version uses a<br />

larger rear chamber to reduce resonance,<br />

further optimizes damping,<br />

and uses a super-strong neodymium<br />

magnet to present greater<br />

sensitivity and control. Estoar3 also<br />

implemented Hexis – a small inner<br />

dome for greater control over resonances,<br />

while also smoothing out<br />

the frequency response.<br />

DDC Lens<br />

Dynaudio Labs has created a nextgen<br />

DDC (Dynaudio Directivity<br />

Control) platform for the new Confidence.<br />

<strong>The</strong> latest speakers need<br />

only one tweeter, and a simpler<br />

crossover, much more concise than<br />

the previous generation, thanks to<br />

the DDC Lens. It can form a sound<br />

beam that would reduce reflections<br />

from floors and ceilings, and with<br />

the the Esotar3 and the speakers’<br />

midrange drivers and woofers, it<br />

also focuses the stereo image on<br />

the listening position.<br />

NeoTec woofers<br />

<strong>The</strong> Confidence’s brand-new woofers<br />

use neodymium magnets for<br />

greater power, more finesse and<br />

improved dynamic range. <strong>The</strong> drivers<br />

also have new voice-coils for<br />

optimum stiffness, along with developments<br />

in airflow and venting.<br />

Clever use of aluminum or copper<br />

in the voice-coils across different<br />

models ensures the moving mass<br />

is appropriate for that particular<br />

driver.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Confidence’s signature baffle<br />

has been revamped. It’s now crafted<br />

from an advanced composite,<br />

Compex, that’s not only very light,<br />

but extremely strong – not to mention<br />

rigid and well-damped to absorb<br />

unwanted resonances.<br />

<strong>The</strong> drivers are sandwiched around<br />

the baffle with gaskets. Woofers<br />

are very tightly coupled, and the<br />

tweeter and midrange drivers are<br />

decoupled as much as possible to<br />

avoid vibration.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Compex baffle has been developed,<br />

simulated and constructed to<br />

work as part of the DDC Lens – so<br />

they both, along with the drivers<br />

and crossover, all mesh perfectly<br />

into the DDC platform.<br />

Why composite? Compare to former<br />

models, Compex can handle<br />

the precise angles, curves<br />

and edges that the updated DDC<br />

technology demands. Plus, it can<br />

be designed with specific mechano-acoustical<br />

properties that won’t<br />

change over time.<br />

New midrange driver with<br />

Horizon surround<br />

<strong>The</strong> Confidence’s brand-new MSP<br />

midrange driver is a big departure<br />

from previous Dynaudio designs.<br />

It has a radical surround design<br />

– the Horizon. This reduces the<br />

surround’s first resonant mode<br />

to effectively increase the whole<br />

playing surface area and improve<br />

performance. It also sits flush with<br />

the baffle to reduce diffractions<br />

from the diaphragm and the nearby<br />

tweeter.<br />

<strong>The</strong> presence and the power<br />

Dynaudio’s design team has created<br />

four striking new cabinets, in which<br />

to contain its raft of new speaker<br />

technology -- a bullet-shaped<br />

cabinet with a seamlessly rounded<br />

shape all the way around the back.<br />

<strong>The</strong>se curved cabinets also integrate<br />

WBT’s NextGen terminals<br />

into the foot of the plinth. This<br />

downward firing approach enables<br />

a wider port – this decreases port<br />

noise – as well as higher output and<br />

lower tuning frequency. <strong>The</strong> result?<br />

Clean, powerful and articulate bass<br />

response, minus audible artefacts,<br />

at even high volumes.<br />

As promised, the Confidence’s innovative<br />

design runs from top to<br />

bottom: the innovative dual-surface<br />

feet keep everything on the<br />

level regardless of the floor material<br />

– and they’re adjustable without<br />

tools, and without having to turn<br />

the speaker upside-down.<br />

<strong>The</strong> new Dynaudio Confidence<br />

range is on-sale now. It’s a masterclass<br />

in performance.<br />

For more information:<br />

www.av1group.com.sg<br />






www.sothebysrealty.hr<br />

info@sothebysrealty.hr<br />

+385 (0)98 904 8370

C<br />

roatia Sotheby's <strong>International</strong> Realty is a proud<br />

part of Sotheby's <strong>International</strong> Realty network that<br />

successfully operates in Croatia with over 300 luxury<br />

real estate and investment projects in its portfolio.<br />

Being surrounded by high class and exquisitely<br />

designed luxury villas is a demanding job. One<br />

must always be on top of all the global trends and<br />

acquire only the best property that Croatia offers.<br />

Besides the largest luxury portfolio in Croatia, the<br />

agency prides with expertise, professionalism, market<br />

knowledge, following global trends, as well as a wide<br />

range of services that guarantee their customers<br />

exceptional service, with the highest level of privacy.<br />

<strong>The</strong> real estate trends are constantly changing and<br />

the markets are expanding so it is important to have<br />

a reliable partner in the process of buying a second<br />

home or investing in a project.<br />

Croatian market has experienced a growth in client<br />

interest over the past two years and I would say it<br />

is the right time for property investors and homebuyers.<br />

In a range of exquisite properties and market<br />

conditions, we can safely say that more and more<br />

people are competing to grab their investment<br />

opportunity in a touristic country such as Croatia.<br />

Especially popular are the UNESCO cities (Opatija,<br />

Split, Dubrovnik) and the islands.<br />

One of our points of pride is a full-range service<br />

that enables our clients to request and examine<br />

a full evaluation of a wanted property with an<br />

estimated return on investment if they want to<br />

reuse it for touristic purposes. Many clients decide<br />

to buy a property and use it as a second home<br />

for 6 months and rent it for other 6 months. Our<br />

brand is the place to go for all such investors since<br />

we can offer all of these required services in one<br />

place - says Croatia Sotheby's <strong>International</strong> Realty<br />

Director Marko Pažanin.<br />



$1.3M DAYBOAT<br />

Dreaming about freedom, about challenging<br />

waves. Dreaming about wind and sun, about<br />

adrenaline and passion. Looking forward to the<br />

day we will be ready to chase those dreams again.<br />

Azimut Verve 47: the ultimate boating<br />

machine. Four outboard engines rated<br />

450 hp each, a latest-generation joystick<br />

and an innovative hull designed<br />

to reduce water resistance significantly<br />

and deliver excellent performance.<br />

<strong>The</strong> flow line defined by the windows sets the tone<br />

for the deck’s development in a circular play of contrasts<br />

and light. At high speed, the wake can clearly be<br />

seen forming on either side of the glazed surfaces and<br />

merging into the seascape.<br />

Try to imagine something sinuous and<br />

sporty, something daring and beautiful.<br />

Now enjoy the new Azimut Verve 47.<br />

<strong>The</strong> bow design is based on offshore<br />

competition boats but retains the signature<br />

personality expressed by all Azimut<br />

Yachts, while the glazed surfaces<br />

in the hull reach up past and are integrated<br />

into the gunwale in order to establish<br />

a real bond with the sea.<br />


Verve 47 above view<br />


Please drink resP onsibly



A Symbol of Distinctiveness<br />

and Self Expression<br />

Subverting the established order. Innovating<br />

through creativity and imagination.<br />

An unapologetic rule-breaker,<br />

Bulgari’s B.zero1 blazes a new trail<br />

with audacity and bravery. Inspired<br />

by the circularity of Rome’s Colosseum,<br />

the new B.zero1 Rock boasts an<br />

irreverent streak with its unforeseen<br />

studded core.<br />

An artful collision of the original sinuous<br />

spiral lines and the edgy geometry<br />

of studs, B.zero1 Rock stands out<br />

as an audacious symbol of distinctiveness<br />

and self-expression.<br />

An icon of Italian design, once more<br />

reimagined with pioneering craftsmanship<br />

and boldness.<br />




Hublot is delighted to announce the Hublot<br />

Classic Fusion Special Edition ‘London’, a<br />

limited edition watch celebrating the Swiss<br />

watch company’s ongoing love affair with the<br />

vibrant, colourful city of London.<br />

<strong>The</strong> watch was launched at a star-studded event<br />

held at <strong>The</strong> Gherkin. <strong>The</strong> evening was hosted<br />

by Omar Choudhary, Hublot Brand Director<br />

UK, and attended by Hublot Friend of the Brand<br />

Chris Froggatt. Hublot also welcomed football coach<br />

and former professional football player Patrice Evra.<br />

Guests enjoyed a set by DJ Matt and mingled over<br />

canapés and cocktails.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Hublot Classic Fusion Special Edition ‘London’<br />

is a statement piece, designed to capture something<br />

of London’s fast-paced, high-achieving spirit. Its<br />

polished and satin-finished black ceramic bezel and<br />

micro-blasted, sunray-finished racing grey dial are<br />

engraved with a Union Jack motif, a patriotic touch<br />

that radiates both classic British understatement and<br />

the capital’s cool confidence. <strong>The</strong> watch’s 10 signature<br />

‘H’ screws set into the bezel and case are cast in<br />

contrasting polished titanium.<br />

<strong>The</strong> 45mm black ceramic case houses Hublot’s<br />

MHUB1112 automatic movement, which provides the<br />

watch with time and date functions and a 42-hour<br />

power reserve. A flash of red at the tip of the central<br />

seconds hand gives the watch’s monochromatic<br />

palette a sporty twist. <strong>The</strong> sapphire crystal case back<br />

is decorated with ‘Hublot Loves London’. <strong>The</strong> finishing<br />

touch is a black rubber strap with a velvet touch<br />

representing a playful City of London tartan theme<br />

(as listed on <strong>The</strong> Scottish Register of Tartans) and is<br />

water-resistant to 50 meters.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> Hublot Classic Fusion Special Edition ‘London’ is<br />

the product of Hublot’s passion for this ever-evolving<br />

world city,” said Mr Choudhary. “It’s a symbol of the<br />

special relationship between us and the values of quality,<br />

excellence and style Hublot and London share. Our<br />

loyal local clients have been asking for a watch that<br />

brings the invention and creativity of Hublot’s fusion<br />

watchmaking philosophy to bear on a London-themed<br />

piece, and we know both they and our international<br />

visitors who love coming here will enjoy the spirit behind<br />

it, too. Hublot loves London!”<br />

<strong>The</strong> watch is limited to 50 pieces, each engraved with<br />

the limited edition number, and will only be available<br />

from Hublot’s New Bond Street and Harrods boutiques.<br />



Ataahua Lodge - Bay of Plenty - <strong>The</strong> Residence Collection by Touch of Spice<br />

Picnic on a Peak

Go Above & Beyond<br />

Discover New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific<br />

with out-of-this-world experiences and luxurious stays<br />

by Touch of Spice.<br />

Creating exceptional moments since<br />

2005<br />

Touch of Spice are recognised as the<br />

market leaders for creating bespoke and<br />

memorable moments throughout New<br />

Zealand and the South Pacific for almost<br />

15 years. Driven by the desire to send<br />

people to unique places with authentic<br />

experiences – we uncover hidden gems<br />

creating once-in-a lifetime experiences,<br />

perfectly tailored to individual needs, wants<br />

and dreams.<br />

We do not do ‘off the rack’ - we do out<br />

of this world<br />

From our team and exclusive ‘little black<br />

book’ of luxury suppliers to our guests -<br />

everyone is a VIP. Whether it’s A-list stars or<br />

a multigenerational family, our daily values<br />

include ‘going above and beyond’ and<br />

‘never saying no’.<br />

If you want a professional ping pong athlete<br />

on call, a rock concert on a mountain top,<br />

a boutique store open after hours or your<br />

favourite entrée back on the menu – Touch<br />

of Spice will make it happen. Dreamt<br />

of training with a professional All Black,<br />

hanging out backstage at sold out festivals<br />

or racing around a racetrack with a New<br />

Zealand rally champion? Touch of Spice are<br />

the holders of the ultimate backstage pass<br />

to the South Pacific.<br />

More than just a place to rest your head<br />

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

Spice is a premium portfolio of New Zealand<br />

offering ultimate privacy from the comfort of<br />

a luxurious home away from home. It is about<br />

giving the freedom to throw off the shackles<br />

of an ordinary hotel stay, where you can eat<br />

dinner in your bathrobe and breakfast in your<br />

board shorts.<br />

How about your own private golf course?<br />

Or a full private island to yourself? Or your<br />

own sculpture park? Or having dinner in<br />

an underground dining room created with<br />

the sensation of dining inside a whale? <strong>The</strong><br />

Residence Collection by Touch of Spice will<br />

enable you to enjoy experiences you didn’t<br />

think possible.<br />

Our portfolio of luxury stays which includes<br />

some of the largest Residences and Private<br />

Villas, unique and bespoke experiences and<br />

creative events can never be bought “off the<br />

rack” – each moment is crafted from scratch,<br />

with great skill and passion for the industry we<br />

lead - so tell us, what’s your dream?<br />

Get in touch with our team today<br />

Info@touchofspice.co.nz<br />

www.touchofspice.co.nz<br />

0800 100 444<br />

Glamping in Ultimate <strong>Luxury</strong>


A mainstay of the special events world, zkipster was founded in 2009 in Zurich, Switzerland<br />

by co-founders David Becker and Daniel Dessauges. What started as a guest list app to<br />

streamline the check-in process for social events grew into the leading event management<br />

software for high-end events worldwide.<br />

“What distinguishes zkipster is that we build our platform directly with and for the best<br />

events in the world,” explains co-founder David Becker. “Typically these events happen<br />

across the arts, fashion, entertainment, charity and the luxury worlds.”<br />

zkipster’s cloud-based event management software is built to manage the journey of guests<br />

before, during and after an event. “We help hosts understand their data and help them create<br />

curated guest lists, send out effective invitation campaigns, run a flawless and secure<br />

check-in process, and analyze the performance of each event afterwards.”<br />

Since the needs of invitation-only events can be broad, the platform’s professional tools<br />

support seated events with easy table charts, VIP events with guest pictures built into the<br />

app, and state-of-the-art integrations for virtual events.<br />

“We power more than 40,000 events and have dedicated teams in the US, Europe, Asia and<br />

now in Australia,” says Becker. “We are thrilled to partner with luxury brands in Australia<br />

and help them bring to life the pedigree of events that give this region its excellent reputation.”<br />

For more information please contact our Heads of Client Relations:<br />

Louisa Hirst (APAC) louisa.hirst@zkipster.com<br />

Ewi Kierzkowska (EMEA) ewelina.kierzkowska@zkipster.com<br />

Michala Kepple (USA) michala.kepple@zkipster.com<br />






In the wake of a new decade and particularly now, amidst<br />

the COVID-19 pandemic, the luxury industry is poised for<br />

transformation. Luxuries are by nature postponable purchases<br />

and, at a time of global uncertainty, luxury brands are<br />

adapting and evolving to stay abreast of consumer demand.<br />

In the words of Claudia D’Arpizio, Management Consultant<br />

for Bain & Company: “Brands will need to pivot to a new<br />

model to respond to customers’ needs when it comes to<br />

buying, consuming and communicating.”<br />

Leading this change is the growing millennial audience and<br />

their focus on conscious consumerism. Currently estimated<br />

to account for 32% of all purchases in the luxury sector, millennials<br />

are anticipated to account for 50% of luxury market<br />

purchases in as little as 5 years, according to research data<br />

by Matter of Form.<br />

<strong>The</strong> influx of millennial audiences and the growing trend of<br />

disruptive brands centered on changing existing narratives<br />

has awakened a need for a new discourse in the luxury sector.<br />

Once able to rest on laurels of elegance, exclusivity, and<br />

quality of the product, luxury brands now also need a strong<br />

purpose, a captivating story, and an engaging, personalized<br />

approach to remain relevant in today’s world.<br />

As a market researcher, Pamela N. Danziger, aptly<br />

phrased in Forbes: “<strong>The</strong> old conspicuous consumption<br />

model that previous generations embraced has<br />

been replaced by a conscientious one.”<br />

Millennial consumers seek individuality and meaning; making<br />

a conscious effort to support causes that align with their<br />

own beliefs. It is no longer a matter of showcasing brand labels<br />

for the sake of exclusivity, but rather to illustrate support<br />

for something one believes in.<br />

In order to compete with new luxury startups and disruptive<br />

brands built on purpose, the heritage luxury industry is<br />

presented with a new challenge: to redefine its place in the<br />

market and reach new audiences.<br />

To do so, insiders predict a focus on relevancy, sustainability,<br />

and partnerships in 2020.<br />

Relevancy goes hand in hand with meaning and, as a result,<br />

the legacy luxury market is refining its messaging to substantiate<br />

its value in the marketplace. “Stories must go beyond<br />

brand history and relate to consumers’ needs and passions<br />

today,” says Hedda Schupak, Editor at <strong>The</strong> Centurion.<br />

Alongside relevancy is the increasing importance of sustainability.<br />

Millennials, in particular, are conscious of our earth<br />

and are making deliberate purchasing decisions to support<br />

those brands that support our future. This intentional consumerism<br />

extends beyond philanthropic messaging to a<br />

genuine concern for our planet and its people and calls for a<br />

strong stance that guides the overarching principles of design,<br />

communications, and service.<br />

<strong>The</strong> third trend of partnerships will enable heritage brands<br />

to leverage promising audiences and reach a sector that has<br />

not yet been accessible. Polo Ralph Lauren’s recent partnership<br />

with London-based streetwear brand, Palace, is one<br />

such example and Louis Vuitton’s partnership with Supreme<br />

is another.<br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> brands are also looking into social media influencers<br />

to gain exposure to younger audiences. As Brian Trunzo,<br />

senior consultant at Mindset recently shared with Business<br />

Insider: “<strong>The</strong>re’s an emerging brand of luxury, built around<br />

the Gen Z and Millennial mindset, whereby luxury is no longer<br />

tethered just to price and perception.”<br />

As a direct result of the trend towards relevancy, sustainability,<br />

and partnerships, the luxury industry is tasked with<br />

bridging the gap between exclusivity and authenticity. Heritage<br />

luxury brands are revisiting their roots and redesigning<br />

their narrative to create a legacy that consumers can stand<br />

behind. Brand stories are leading the transformation, igniting<br />

a purpose-driven approach that is both globally conscious<br />

and uniquely personalized.<br />

Consumers today yearn to be a part of something bigger than<br />

themselves while, at the same time, seek to be respected as<br />

individuals. It is not merely the product or service itself that<br />

drives consumer behavior, but the entire ecosystem that<br />

creates it—the manufacturers and suppliers luxury brands<br />

choose to do business with, the organizations luxury brands<br />

support, and the difference luxury brands make in our world.<br />

In the midst of this transformation, “the opportunity is to<br />

return to the key pillars of luxury—quality, craftsmanship,<br />

design, attention to detail, uniqueness, and authenticity,”<br />

Danziger concluded. This is a decade in which the end product<br />

or service matters as much as the purpose, practice, and<br />

principles taken to foster the luxury experience.<br />

Written by Camilla Carboni<br />


Coaster,<br />

bronze<br />

with patina<br />

edelvion · Im Rudert 4 · 35043 Marburg · +49 6421 953408-0 · info@edelvion.de

Individuality, uniqueness and luxury. <strong>The</strong> synonym is called EDELVION.<br />

A family business that specializes in the desires of its customers and makes them the<br />

main component of its philosophy.<br />

“Everyone can do simple things. <strong>The</strong> most important however is to stay away from<br />

mainstream which can only be done by creating a unique product with a special attention<br />

to the customer’s needs”, states MD Carl-Philipp Hering by taking each of his client’s<br />

wishes seriously. No matter how fancy those are.<br />

More than 5000 years ago, people had a special fondness for metals and everything that shines.<br />

A long-lasting passion over many centuries.<br />

Business Card, “V-CARD-S”,<br />

24 carat gold plated<br />

Touchless light switch,<br />

“HATHOR”, 24 carat gold plated<br />

Gold bar, “PLUTO”,<br />

24 carat gold plated<br />

Precious metals such as gold, silver, bronze and brass are indispensable. This makes it even<br />

more important for the founders of Edelvion to give this raw material its own and possibly new<br />

place in society. A place that finds its lovers in both the private and business sectors.<br />

Bronze coasters refined in the highest craftsmanship, stylish sensor light switches in a wide<br />

variety of shapes, refined by a scratch-resistant rhodium-plated surface or exclusive gifts made<br />

of solid gold are just a few examples from Edelvion‘s tasteful and creative product range.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> ideas and dreams we are realizing for our customers - that‘s what we love and what<br />

EDELVION is standing for.” Carl-Philipp and Volker Hering




<strong>Luxury</strong> brands are all about their heritage, quality<br />

craftsmanship, finesse and most importantly<br />

possess an air of exclusivity. For decades now<br />

these brands have thrived on their prestige and have<br />

been extra conscious of the fact that their narrative<br />

and storytelling is controlled and guided by them,<br />

especially when it comes to marketing. So how is that<br />

this scenario has taken a complete U-turn? And why<br />

are these brands now consciously entering into this<br />

new age of influencer marketing?<br />

Let’s first look at what this rage is all about. Influencer<br />

Marketing has been a buzzword for quite some<br />

time now. It’s basically a mix of traditional and modern<br />

ways of marketing, using influencers like celebrities<br />

or bloggers or social media content creators<br />

in order to endorse products and services. What’s<br />

new is that this kind of marketing also results in the<br />

creation of collaborations between these brands and<br />

the influencers.<br />

Well, it isn’t the case that luxury brands have been<br />

alien to the use of this form of marketing. It’s just<br />

that these brands have gravitated more only towards<br />

having celebrity ambassadors, endorsements, and<br />

partnerships. However there has been a worldwide<br />

shift from traditional media to new media or social<br />

media, especially now during a time like this when<br />

the entire world is facing a lockdown, the consumers<br />

are spending time on social media.<br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> brands have been more than cautious<br />

while approaching this form of marketing. However,<br />

the scenario is changing; brands are no<br />

longer about secrecy, intimidation, and mystery.<br />

It’s all about the values, quality, sustainability<br />

and more. That is why it’s become even more<br />

difficult for luxury brands to retain customers<br />

and bring new consumers on board. Especially<br />

with the millennial generation resonating to<br />

different values and lifestyles.<br />

Consumers today are more conscious and critical of<br />

what they are consuming, even as advertisements.<br />

Influencers not only have a relationship in the form of<br />

engagement with their followers but also a relationship<br />

of trust. Most followers know that these bloggers<br />

are authentic in their voice and this is exactly what<br />

luxury brands need at this point. This has necessitated<br />

the need for luxury brands to turn to influencer<br />

marketing. A hidden benefit for luxury brands is that<br />

these content creators who are fashion icons for their<br />

millions of followers usually already endorse products<br />

(without paid promotions) which is passive yet organic<br />

marketing for luxury brands.<br />

Brands like Chanel, Gucci, and Dior have gone the<br />

extra mile to build their relationship with these bloggers<br />

by inviting them to fashion weeks in order for<br />

their content to reach out to millions and make an<br />

impact. Several accounts of successful collaborations<br />

are witness to not only increased media value but also<br />

conversions in terms of sales.<br />

<strong>The</strong> famous YouTube vlogger Jeffree Star, for instance,<br />

and his love for Gucci was known to all. Gucci<br />

took advantage of this opportunity and ended up designing<br />

a custom ‘Pink Luggage’ collection exclusively<br />

for him. What came next was millions of followers<br />

reading about this gesture in detail along with pictures<br />

and videos on social media, thereby making him<br />

the top influencer for the brand. And as for Gucci, it<br />

earned not just media mentions but also sales worth<br />

$1.6 million! (Source)<br />

<strong>The</strong> Influencer marketing industry has grown to become<br />

a billion-dollar industry especially with social<br />

media apps like Instagram with over a billion users<br />

these numbers are here to stay for long. (Source) Furthermore,<br />

with the onset of Artificial Intelligence in<br />

this spectrum, there is nothing but more engagement.<br />

Virtual influencers like Miquela, Bermuda or Imma<br />

who practically don’t even exist and yet have thousands<br />

of followers on Instagram. <strong>The</strong>se virtual influencers<br />

have already undertaken influencer campaigns<br />

for Louis Vuitton and Calvin Klein amongst others.<br />

<strong>The</strong> only thing that is there for the brand to decide is<br />

the kind of influencer they want as their brand representative<br />

and the kind of content that they would like<br />

to display; is it influencer-driven, a collaboration, an<br />

endorsement or what? Especially keeping in mind, the<br />

niche audience that they want to cater to and most<br />

importantly not dilution their brand identity.<br />

Quintessentially, it can be said that influencer marketing<br />

has proven itself to get a large number of engagement<br />

and buzz for the brand. <strong>The</strong> luxury brands<br />

that are on board with this kind of marketing are<br />

already reaping the benefits for the same. <strong>The</strong> only<br />

crucial thing now is for brands to create authentic<br />

content, keeping intact their brand values and equity<br />

as more and more people indulge in the luxury world.<br />

Written by Heena Manghani<br />





F I N E A R T<br />

L I G H T I N G<br />

F U R N I T U R E<br />




<strong>Luxury</strong> products are no longer<br />

reserved exclusively for<br />

upmarket retail stores. <strong>The</strong><br />

future of retail is digital and McKinsey<br />

& Company predicts that<br />

one-fifth of all personal luxury<br />

purchases will take place online by<br />

2025; estimating that 80% of luxury<br />

sales are already influenced by digital<br />

touchpoints.<br />

“We are witnessing a transformation<br />

in the luxury market, creating<br />

opportunities for those prepared<br />

to adapt,” a recent Seymour Sloan<br />

white paper stated. <strong>The</strong> future of<br />

online luxury retail is perhaps already<br />

here and is quickly making<br />

way for advancements in technology,<br />

intuitive algorithms, personalized<br />

interactions, and mobile-friendly<br />

shopping experiences.<br />

As e-commerce gains traction in<br />

the luxury sector—as a direct result<br />

of consumer demand—luxury<br />

brands are experimenting with<br />

new tactics to attract, engage, and<br />

retain luxury consumers online.<br />

“To stay relevant, luxury brands will<br />

indeed need to create deeper and<br />

more meaningful engagement with<br />

their modern affluent consumers,<br />

deliver a new range of personalised<br />

experiences and innovate both their<br />

business models and value propositions<br />

to fit modern digital-infused<br />

lifestyles,” explained Luxe Digital.<br />

This need is driving advancements<br />

in online luxury retail, as brands<br />

look to automation, interaction,<br />

and influencer collaborations in an<br />

effort to quickly expand their digital<br />

footprint.<br />

Customers are becoming more and<br />

more involved in the purchasing<br />

process, prompting luxury brands<br />

to adapt and rethink their marketing<br />

strategies. “<strong>Luxury</strong> consumers,<br />

highly engaged on social media,<br />

are evolving from paying observers<br />

of the show into actors on the<br />

stage,” said authors Antonio Achille,<br />

Sophie Marchessou, and Nathalie<br />

Remy in a report titled, <strong>Luxury</strong> in<br />

the age of digital Darwinism.<br />

This shift is not merely driving<br />

change in the way consumers interact<br />

with luxury brands online,<br />

but also influencing the direction<br />

and design of online luxury retail<br />

products and services. As Sarah<br />

Willersdorf, Partner & Managing<br />

Director at BCG shared with Matter<br />

of Form: “Millennials are looking<br />

for innovation in design, along<br />

with unique collections that reflect<br />

their individuality and values.”<br />

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Our fast-paced world also necessitates<br />

convenience and ease of

purchasing, and online luxury retail<br />

is progressing to accommodate<br />

this. Tagging products on<br />

influencer photographs, enabling<br />

direct-to-cart shopping from social<br />

media posts and developing<br />

mobile-friendly ordering apps and<br />

digital shopping experiences are<br />

now par for the course.<br />

But, automation cannot come at the<br />

expense of personalization. Online<br />

luxury retail, albeit digital, needs<br />

to retain the values of the luxury<br />

market while catering to the needs<br />

of new-age consumers who seek<br />

purpose-driven branding, engagement,<br />

and individualized service.<br />

To accomplish this, luxury brands<br />

are introducing personalized recommendations<br />

in an attempt to<br />

create a feeling of uniqueness in<br />

our digital world. <strong>The</strong> collaboration<br />

between Gucci and Farfetch, known<br />

as “<strong>The</strong> Store of <strong>The</strong> Future,” is one<br />

such example. Merging the online<br />

and offline retail experiences and<br />

utilizing customer behavioral data<br />

to guide the consumer online in<br />

a similar manner that an in-store<br />

retail assistant would, Gucci and<br />

Fafetch are creating the new standard<br />

in online luxury retail.<br />

Other developments in the sector<br />

include artificial intelligence, voice<br />

search designed to mimic personalized<br />

conversation, and interactive<br />

tools that enable customers to create<br />

their own style, select their own<br />

preferences, and “try” on products<br />

digitally. <strong>Luxury</strong> brands are embracing<br />

these techniques to enable<br />

customers to view products, such<br />

as jewelry, as it would look “on”, envision<br />

decor “in” their living room,<br />

and even “test” makeup colors on<br />

their skin tone.<br />

That which has been done in-store<br />

is quickly being adapted to accommodate<br />

the online shopping experience,<br />

in the most authentic manner<br />

possible.<br />

As we look ahead, it is safe to say<br />

that the future of online luxury retail<br />

lies in continuing to embrace<br />

the shift towards digital consumerism.<br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> brands must devote<br />

time and skills into uncovering<br />

new, captivating ways to cater to<br />

digital audiences, without compromising<br />

on quality, personalization,<br />

and exclusivity.<br />

Written by Camilla Carboni<br />


LOUIS XIII Time Collection: Tribute to City of Lights – 1900<br />

Availability globally at selected fine wine and spirits merchants and in the LOUIS XIII boutiques<br />

in Beijing, Xi’an and London.<br />

Please drink responsibly.<br />





After the first opus “<strong>The</strong> Origin<br />

– <strong>18</strong>74” commemorating<br />

the creation of LOUIS XIII,<br />

the House has partnered with the<br />

Monnaie de Paris and the Cristallerie<br />

of Saint-Louis to pay tribute to<br />

Paris in 1900, where LOUIS XIII received<br />

the highest praise.<br />

A creative limited-edition of 2000<br />

numbered decanters commemorating<br />

this historical year, when<br />

Paris hosted the World Fair, celebrating<br />

the arts and craftsmanship<br />

of the city of lights.<br />

In 1900, <strong>The</strong> Paris World Fair was a<br />

global festival of engineering feats,<br />

technical triumphs and creative<br />

prowess counting 83,000 exhibitors,<br />

which present a vision of the<br />

world 100 years ahead. Thanks to<br />

his founder Paul-Émile Rémy Martin,<br />

who was an active member of<br />

the Paris Universal Exposition jury<br />

of the Paris World Fair in 1900,<br />

LOUIS XIII was presented and received<br />

the highest praise.<br />

A masterpiece by three French<br />

Houses with a shared passion for<br />

arts and craftsmanship<br />

LOUIS XIII, <strong>The</strong> Monnaie de Paris<br />

and Saint-Louis have much in common:<br />

they are all historic French<br />

Houses that think ahead of their<br />

Time, legendary institutions perpetuating<br />

an ancestral savoir-faire.<br />

Today, with this unique limited edition,<br />

they have come together to<br />

capture the imprint of Time in a<br />

creation of lasting value.<br />

<strong>The</strong> decanter is a reedition of the<br />

original bottle featuring 13 dentelle<br />

spikes instead of the usual 10, a<br />

stopper in the form of an upturned<br />

decanter, an elegant neck and 7<br />

fleur-de-lys decorated with an <strong>18</strong><br />

carats champagne gold, as well as<br />

a central medallion showcasing the<br />

limited edition unique medal.<br />

Each decanter gives its owner exclusive<br />

access to a full-size medal<br />

specially minted by the Monnaie<br />

de Paris special workshops and engraved<br />

with the same, unique number<br />

as the decanter.<br />





In response to these crazy times we’re<br />

in, Studio Neon teamed up with Sydney<br />

Beer, Wine & Spirits to bring you<br />

made. at home; a nourishing paired menu<br />

with a series of Australian wines.<br />

Think slow-cooked lamb shoulder with<br />

roast veggies, or crispy pork belly with<br />

roasted fennel, carrot and house-baked<br />

apple sauce for your family.<br />

Or if you’re fancying an at-home picnic or<br />

date night (because really, who wouldn’t)<br />

they’ve got you covered with their picnic<br />

and date night ranges. All with the option<br />

of matching wines and bubbles.<br />

If you’re stuck in isolation, may as well do<br />

it right.<br />

Details<br />

To ensure they can nourish as many of<br />

you as possible, they’ve set up an order-ahead<br />

system and are offering a 15%<br />

discount for all orders placed on or before<br />

the 9th April 2020.<br />

Use code on check out: NOURISHME to<br />

claim your 15% off the total bill.<br />

Offer is valid from 19th March and ends<br />

9th April 2020.<br />

Deliveries open between 19th March –<br />

30th June 2020.<br />

Delivery<br />

<strong>The</strong>y deliver to areas in Sydney NSW<br />

within a maximum of 10 km of their Commercial<br />

Kitchen. A flat rate is charged for<br />

each delivery based on a kilometre radius<br />

of Studio Neon Headquarters. If you are<br />

unsure if you fall within the km radius,<br />

enter in your postcode on check out and<br />

it will tell you.<br />

Delivery Days<br />

Tuesday & Friday – 2PM – 8PM*<br />

AUD 12.00 within 5 km from Studio Neon<br />

HQ<br />

AUD 15.00 within 5-10 km from Studio<br />

Neon HQ<br />

*Delivery times within the allocated time<br />

frame will be subject to our run schedule<br />

on the day<br />

Meals are also available for FREE collection<br />

at Studio Neon HQ – 140 – 142 McEvoy<br />

Street, Alexandria on Tuesdays & Fridays<br />

between 10 AM & 2 PM.<br />

“We hope our made. at home menu drop<br />

off offerings provide some relief to those<br />

who wish to enjoy a nourishing meal<br />

during these testing times.<br />

We’re here to help you and the community<br />

in any way possible and to our highest<br />

standards. If you are craving a particular<br />

dish you want to share, please get in touch<br />

via Hello@studioneon.com.au or call us on<br />

0413 923 449.” – Studio Neon Team<br />

Sydney Wine Beer Spirits Legal<br />

When placing an order with Sydney Wine Beer<br />

Spirits you confirm that you are over the age<br />

of <strong>18</strong> years and that all details relating to your<br />

order are true and correct. It is a legal requirement<br />

that persons placing the order is over the<br />

age of <strong>18</strong> years and that the person receiving<br />

the delivery is over the age of <strong>18</strong> years. You<br />

will be asked to provide a copy of your proof of<br />

age card or drivers licence in order to finalise<br />

your purchase with Sydney Wine Beer Spirits<br />

and Studio Neon HQ Pty Ltd. You will confirm<br />

that any gifts you purchase via Sydney Wine<br />

Beer Spirits and Studio Neon HQ Pty Ltd will<br />

be received by persons over the age of <strong>18</strong> years.<br />

WARNING: Under the Liquor Control Reform<br />

ACT 1998 it is an offence to supply alcohol to a<br />

person under the age of <strong>18</strong> years (Penalty Exceeds<br />

AUD 6,000) For a person under the age of<br />

<strong>18</strong> years to purchase or receive liquor (Penalty<br />

exceeds AUD 500)<br />

Liquor Licence: LIQP700354887 ABN:81 633<br />

285 739<br />


Converting power<br />

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As a longstanding supporter of the historic car world, EFG has<br />

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As genuine lovers of classic cars, we share the same values<br />

of innovation, passion and excellence that drive restorers,<br />

collectors, racers and enthusiasts.<br />

We also have a history of building unique, high quality<br />

and long-standing relationships with our clients.<br />

We share everyone’s frustration and disappointment that<br />

for now, you cannot pursue your love for the racetrack<br />

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When the time comes, we will be there to celebrate the highs<br />

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Stay happy and well.<br />

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For any design and sports fan amongst us your eyes<br />

will be green with envy at the groundbreaking design<br />

of the show-stopping T1 Glass Pool Table from<br />

Teckell. <strong>The</strong>y are full of sheer talent and create out of<br />

this World, unique and luxury design pieces. All made in<br />

Italy, they are full of style.<br />

<strong>The</strong> entire table is encased by stunning crystal clear<br />

glass panels which rise out of the solid oak base sections.<br />

<strong>The</strong> glass is reinforced, hard wearing and its robust<br />

qualities make it more dependable than conventional<br />

wooden bodied tables. <strong>The</strong> stunning glass deisgn<br />

makes it the centre of attention. Light refracts beautifully<br />

through the 15mm thick crystal panes, subtly reflecting<br />

the ambient colours that surround the table.<br />

<strong>The</strong> plug-and-play system adopts a cloth stretching<br />

technique which is simple and flawless for a perfectly<br />

even playing surface. Additionally the installation of<br />

a polyurethane layer below the cloth acts as a perfect<br />

source of sound proofing for players. Meanwhile the<br />

precise levelling system utilizes 12 screws hidden inside<br />

the table’s wooden base.<br />


<strong>The</strong> craftmanship is executed to perfection, its pockets<br />

comprise of a stylish, high flexible polyurethane layer.<br />

Which ensures the rubberised net simply expands and<br />

enlarges as the balls drop down into it, then returns to<br />

their original shape once emptied.<br />

Designed for indoor use the pool table is available in 9ft<br />

or 8ft in size, perfect for modern living, office or games<br />

spaces. To personalise the pool table select 1 of 4 luxury<br />

accompaniment for the top frame; Walnut, Hand-<br />

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the Biliardo Collection really are in your hands, choose<br />

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select from 25 colours available such as; Fuchsia, Orange,<br />

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with the following; Four cues, game triangle, Super Aramith®<br />

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available to buy for $41,000 from Teckell.<br />




• World’s largest distiller in unprecedented global response in the<br />

UK, Ireland, Italy, the USA, Brazil, Kenya, India and Australia.<br />

• Pledge aimed at overcoming shortages to protect frontline<br />

healthcare workers.<br />

• Donation of alcohol is enough to produce more than eight million<br />

bottles of hand sanitiser<br />

Diageo, the maker of Johnnie Walker and Smirnoff,<br />

has today pledged to enable the creation of more<br />

than eight million bottles of hand sanitizer, by donating<br />

up to two million litres of alcohol to manufacturing<br />

partners, to help protect frontline healthcare workers in<br />

the fight against COVID-19.<br />

<strong>The</strong> world’s leading distiller will provide Grain Neutral<br />

Spirit (GNS) – a 96% strength ethyl alcohol used primarily<br />

in the production of vodka and gin – and make it available<br />

at no cost to hand sanitiser producers in multiple countries,<br />

to help overcome shortages in healthcare systems.<br />

This donation will enable the production of more than<br />

eight million 250ml bottles of hand sanitiser.<br />

90<br />

Diageo continues to engage with national and local governments<br />

across the many countries where the company<br />

has major distilling operations. <strong>The</strong> spirit will be made<br />

available in supply chains according to local circumstances,<br />

working with the relevant authorities and hand sanitiser<br />

manufacturers. This will ensure the donation is used<br />

for maximum impact in protecting health workers and patients<br />

and that sanitiser reaches the frontline as quickly<br />

as possible.<br />

<strong>The</strong> plan includes:<br />

• <strong>The</strong> UK and the Republic of Ireland: 500,000 litres of<br />

GNS to be made available for national healthcare systems<br />

and workers across the UK and Ireland.<br />

• Italy: 100,000 litres of GNS to support the healthcare<br />

system and other national needs<br />

• USA: 500,000 litres of GNS to be supplied to meet local<br />

community needs<br />

• Brazil: Diageo’s Ypioca plant will produce 50,000 litres of<br />

spirit for the local healthcare system, in conjunction with<br />

the Ceara State Government.<br />

• Kenya: Diageo’s East Africa Breweries Ltd will enable the<br />

production of 135,000 litres of sanitiser, prioritising vulnerable<br />

and at-risk groups.<br />

• India: 500,000 litres of alcohol to supply to the sanitizer<br />

industry across 25 States, for use in national healthcare<br />

systems and for consumers.<br />

• Australia: Diageo’s Bundaberg Distilling Co. to produce<br />

100,000 litres of ethanol for the Queensland Government,<br />

to be forwarded to hand sanitiser manufacturers.<br />

“Healthcare workers are at the forefront of fighting this<br />

pandemic and we are determined to do what we can to help<br />

protect them,” said Ivan Menezes, Chief Executive of Diageo.<br />

“This is the quickest and most effective way for us to meet the<br />

surging demand for hand sanitiser around the world.”



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ensures lasting comfort on the longest journeys. Premium audio<br />

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Equipped with Bluetooth® 5.0, a proximity sensor and aptX<br />

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Pronovias would like to show<br />

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of the COVID-19 pandemic. ​<br />

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Our collection of stunning suites and luxurious<br />

penthouses has transformed Kamala Bay and is<br />

ready to transform your life. Find out how we<br />

can help you enjoy the lifestyle you deserve.<br />

Do you dream of chic boutique living, nestled<br />

between the mountains and the sea and supported<br />

by one of the biggest names in the hospitality<br />

industry? MGallery Residences MontAzure<br />

Lakeside is a stylish and secure community<br />

that features 236 residences, all surrounded by<br />

landscaped lakes, gardens and natural trails.<br />

Accor’s first MGallery Residences in Thailand<br />

has already won a series of international awards<br />

for its architecture and design, and residents<br />

also benefit from professional services, excellent<br />

investor returns and 45 days occupancy per<br />

year. With prices starting from just 7.3 million<br />

baht, MGallery Residence MontAzure Lakeside<br />

has become one of the Asia’s most sought-after<br />

residential developments.<br />

Twinpalms Residences MontAzure – Ready to<br />

Move In!<br />

Your new life awaits at Twinpalms Residences<br />

MontAzure. Set directly on a 100-metre-long<br />

stretch of golden sand, gently lapped by the<br />

Andaman Sea, this beautiful beachfront retreat<br />

is now ready to move in. In fact, only a few units<br />

still remain available under the promotional<br />

offer, so this is the perfect time to make your<br />

move. With contemporary interiors and private<br />

pools in many units, Twinpalms Residences<br />

presents an enticing proposition for your investment.<br />

This collection of stunning suites and<br />

luxurious penthouses is managed by one of the<br />

trendiest brands in the hospitality industry.<br />


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Situated just 1.5 hours<br />

from Sydney in the<br />

heart of the Kangaroo<br />

Valley, Ooralba<br />

Estate is a fully serviced<br />

property which comes<br />

with a private chef, butler<br />

and housekeeping. Each<br />

stay includes full food,<br />

beverage and a concierge<br />

services.<br />

An architectural masterpiece,<br />

Ooralba’s soaring<br />

cathedral ceilings, skylights<br />

and floor to ceiling<br />

glass walls bring a sense<br />

of lightness and space<br />

into this contemporary<br />

country homestead. Original<br />

artworks and Australian<br />

craftsmanship combine<br />

with modern luxury<br />

and design technologies<br />

to create a sumptuous<br />

retreat for guests. <strong>The</strong><br />

central stone fireplace,<br />

living areas, library and<br />

chef’s kitchen give ample<br />

space for entertaining<br />

and enjoying the paddock<br />

to plate dining Ooralba<br />

can offer during your<br />

stay. With its extensive<br />

grounds, landscaped gardens<br />

and sweeping views<br />

across the Kangaroo Valley<br />

landscape, guests are<br />

already spoilt for choice<br />

at Ooralba. Kangaroo<br />

Valley is extraordinarily<br />

beautiful, one of only seven<br />

enclosed valleys in the<br />

world, with the National<br />

Trust protected village<br />

at its heart. <strong>The</strong> lush<br />

dairy farmland along the<br />

Kangaroo River rises to<br />

rainforested escarpments<br />

on all sides.<br />

Beyond the Estate opportunities<br />

abound to<br />

explore the stunning<br />

South Coast and Southern<br />

Highlands region and<br />

enjoy the outdoor pursuits,<br />

local produce and<br />

wines the area is famous<br />

for. Our expert team can<br />

help you plan excursions<br />

for your guests ahead of<br />

time, or our on-site Concierge<br />

service can suggest<br />

and organise experiences<br />

based on guests’ interests<br />

during their stay.<br />

Ooralba offers an exceptional<br />

level of service<br />

for weddings, corporate<br />

events, and executive<br />

retreats, wellness experiences<br />

and private stays,<br />

hosting up to 14 guests<br />

across seven fully private,<br />

ensuited bedrooms.<br />

Commanding 200 acres of<br />

lush grounds and unin-<br />


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terrupted views across<br />

the stunning Morton<br />

National Park, Ooralba<br />

is a standout venue for<br />

corporate events. From<br />

executive retreats to large<br />

scale gatherings, our<br />

exclusive country estate<br />

provides a magnificent<br />

setting for events of all<br />

sizes, with a vast array<br />

of tailored activities and<br />

experiences to uplift and<br />

inspire. Immerse yourself<br />

in nature with our luxury<br />

safari camps, discover<br />

local delights at a nearby<br />

oyster farm or take time<br />

to recharge in the comfort<br />

of the homestead.<br />

Whatever the activity the<br />

Ooralba Estate Team will<br />

take care of every logistical<br />

requirement to ensure<br />

a flawless corporate<br />

event. Our unique dining<br />

experiences are the jewel<br />

in the crown that promise<br />

to deliver the wow factor<br />

to your event. Partnering<br />

with some of Australia’s<br />

finest chefs, we are proud<br />

to bring you some of the<br />

finest produce in Australia,<br />

served in a spectacular<br />

setting that will truly take<br />

your breath away.<br />

– Monique Davies, Managing<br />

Director<br />


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On 25th February, <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong><br />

Turkey hosted an event for their distinguished<br />

VIP guests to an experience<br />

of La Mer Skincare at the King Suite of <strong>The</strong><br />

Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul.<br />

<strong>The</strong> VIP guests have enjoyed being pampered<br />

with the most special skincare treatments in<br />

the spectacular and expansive views of Istanbul<br />

and the Bosphorus.<br />


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Last March 14th, <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> New Zealand invited<br />

members and select guests to their VIP Marquee the Auckland<br />

Urban Polo 2020 hosted in the beautiful surroundings<br />

of the Auckland Domain.<br />

<strong>The</strong> marquee was styled by co-hosts Lily & Louis PR and Gaggenau<br />

and included beautiful Gaggenau cabinetry and wine<br />

fridges in the design.<br />

Guests were treated to flowing Perrier Jouet champagne and<br />

catering thought the day while up close and personal with a<br />

fast-moving urban polo game, including the tradition of stomping<br />

the divots at half time.<br />


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

hosted <strong>International</strong> Women’s<br />

Day in an empowerment<br />

get-together event at the Sakura<br />

Lounge by Lexus last Sunday, 8th<br />

March 2020, from 5:30 pm to 8:30<br />

pm.<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>International</strong> Women’s Day<br />

Event hosted top local businesswomen<br />

and luxury brands where<br />

successful women did self-introduction<br />

and presentations about<br />

their brand and experience in a<br />

Panel discussion with Q&A.<br />

A distribution of luxury goodie bags<br />

took place at the event given out by<br />

Ms Amal Ameen, Lexus Brand Ambassador.<br />


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

launched their China Division<br />

on February 28th at the<br />

Northern Club where members<br />

and select guests were treated to<br />

a presentation by the informative<br />

and entertaining Royal Reed. <strong>The</strong><br />

workshop focused on how luxury<br />

Chinese consumers make their<br />

purchasing decisions and how to<br />

engage these individuals.<br />

Guests exchanged many fun and<br />

interesting stories of their experiences<br />

with this segment of the<br />

market, a guide on what to do and<br />

what not to do!<br />

In the tradition of gifting in China<br />

four lucky guests left with a Gucci<br />

gift thanks for NZ Sotheby’s <strong>International</strong><br />

Realty, a luxurious Coast<br />

NZ blanket, a Jo Malone gift pack<br />

and a voucher for interior design<br />

services from Bonham Architecture<br />

& Interiors.<br />

Please email info@theluxurynetwork.co.nz<br />

to register for future<br />

China Division Workshops or to<br />

subscribe to <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong><br />

NZ WeChat offering.<br />

Photography by Tatiana Skorik<br />


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A panel of 12 expert judges with 240 years’ combined<br />

experience in automotive journalism have named the<br />

new BMW 3 Series the carsales Car of the Year for<br />

2019.<br />

<strong>The</strong> exhaustive evaluation program for Car of <strong>The</strong><br />

Year took into account numerous factors including<br />

performance, dynamics, comfort, refinement, packaging<br />

and safety.<br />

Chief judge Marton Pettendy declared the BMW 3<br />

Series a standout performer in all facets. “<strong>The</strong> BMW 3<br />

Series is not only the finest premium sports sedan in a<br />

decade, it is the most compelling new model released<br />

in Australia this year,” Mr Pettendy said.<br />

To experience the Car of <strong>The</strong> Year for yourself, visit the<br />

team at Waverley BMW to book your test drive today.<br />

<strong>The</strong> carsales’ 12 expert judges found the BMW 3 Series<br />

to be dynamically superior, very refined and above all,<br />

enjoyable to drive. It is safe, solidly built, reasonably<br />

priced and well equipped.<br />

Waverley BMW<br />

579 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley. Tel (03) 8581 9600.<br />

www.waverleybmw.com.au LMCT8953<br />



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‘Somewhere’ is a private estate in<br />

the Bay of Islands archipelago that<br />

hosts New Zealand’s newest Mega<br />

Villa and latest addition to <strong>The</strong><br />

Residence Collection by Touch of<br />

Spice. <strong>The</strong> luxury of a ‘private island<br />

‘combined with true kiwi beachside<br />

escapism.<br />

1 private island estate (with road access),<br />

3 private beaches and 6 stunning<br />

en suite bedrooms<br />

With space to sleep 14, across<br />

6 spacious en suite bedrooms,<br />

‘Somewhere’ offers the ultimate<br />

home away from home for the elite,<br />

the multi-generational family or<br />

the discreet VIP. <strong>The</strong>re may only<br />

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

offers 3 private beaches, a<br />

swimming pool, helicopter landing<br />

capabilities, a private dock and ultra-luxury<br />

accommodation.<br />

Guests can hop on a stand-up-paddleboard<br />

or into a kayak to explore<br />

their surrounds or simply relax on<br />

their own private beach (did we<br />

mention one of three?) with a Gin<br />

and Tonic and watch the yachts<br />

come and go.<br />

<strong>The</strong> growth in our Mega<br />

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

by Touch of Spice<br />

“We’re seeing a very big increase<br />

in demand for this level of property<br />

from multiple markets. We have<br />

grown our portfolio of Mega Villas<br />

(Residences) from nine 12-months<br />

ago, to 17 today, with another 17<br />

properties currently in the pipeline<br />

at this level.<br />

“Today’s luxury traveller is craving<br />

more than just a place to rest<br />

their head; they are looking for<br />

space to not only work, but to play<br />

and spend more time with family<br />

and friends. <strong>The</strong>y are seeking out<br />

homes instead of hotels and experiences<br />

instead of off-the-shelf activities,<br />

leaving them feeling more<br />


connected to each other and to<br />

their journey.<br />

In our premium residences, guests<br />

can eat dinner in their bath robe and<br />

breakfast in their board shorts…the<br />

kids can run down the hallways and<br />

jump in the pools – they can enjoy<br />

lunch at 4pm or go for a midnight<br />

dip from their own private beach.<br />

Our Residence Collection villas<br />

offer the luxury of both your own<br />

space and ultimate flexibility to run<br />

your break at your pace – an experience<br />

hotels and lodges struggle to<br />

offer.”<br />

– Jacqui Spice – Founder & Managing<br />

Director<br />

Somewhere offers the best<br />

of both worlds<br />

This private island estate offers the<br />

best of both worlds – complete privacy<br />

afforded by its location, combined<br />

with easy road access via<br />

a private bridge. ‘Somewhere’ is<br />

just 15 minutes’ drive from Kerikeri<br />

airport, which is just a 50-minute<br />

flight from Auckland <strong>International</strong><br />

Airport.<br />

Landing at the property by private<br />

helicopter or seaplane offers an<br />

even better opportunity to take in<br />

the awe-inspiring archipelago from<br />

the air. <strong>The</strong> private jetty means you<br />

can also arrive and explore by boat<br />

– with 150 islands to discover, excellent<br />

fishing and incredible dolphin<br />

watching, there is no better<br />

place to start a Bay of Islands adventure.<br />

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

inclusive with a private chef catering<br />

all meals including breakfast,<br />

lunch, pre-dinner drinks and canapes,<br />

morning and afternoon tea,<br />

picnics, BBQs or whatever the heart<br />

desires. Staff are on hand to help<br />

throughout the stay organising activities<br />

and providing concierge<br />

services. As well as overnight stays<br />

‘Somewhere’ is also available for day<br />

celebrations, and corporate groups<br />

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

and reconnect in a place sure to get<br />

creativity flowing.<br />


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For over half a decade Work Club has been offering<br />

Australia’s first and only premium boutique flexible<br />

workspaces, giving people access to everything<br />

they need to be successful.<br />

<strong>The</strong>y pride themselves on being located at some of the<br />

most convenient addresses across Australia and giving<br />

their members access to their hospitality trained<br />

team, who provide a familiar face and the necessary<br />

services to ease your journey through the day.<br />


Each Work Club location has a variety<br />

of spaces to suit different<br />

moods and activities. From collaborative<br />

working to quiet reflection<br />

and socialisation, each space<br />

considers functionality and ease<br />

of user experience, as well as aesthetic<br />

quality, drawing together the<br />

work of the finest local and international<br />

craftsmen and artists.<br />

At Work Club, they believe their<br />

workplace is a representation of<br />

themselves, the perceived quality<br />

of their business and the products<br />

and services they provide. People<br />

join Work Club because Work Club<br />

represents the level of quality, sophistication<br />

and service they want<br />

to present to their customers.<br />

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Work Club offers 10% off new Premium, Associate,<br />

Visiting and Corporate memberships for members<br />

of <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong>.<br />

Membership<br />

Work Club offers a variety of Flexible<br />

Memberships providing the<br />

opportunity to work from any of<br />

their locations and their affiliates<br />

around the world; at a hot desk, in<br />

the library or from our club and<br />

bar spaces. If you are looking for a<br />

more permanent option, they also<br />

offer dedicated desks and office<br />

suites. <strong>The</strong>y cater to individuals,<br />

teams of 1-75 people and corporates.<br />

Become part of a carefully curated<br />

Member Community, connecting<br />

you with everything you need to<br />

be successful, Work Club is where<br />

People, Place and Experience come<br />

together beautifully.<br />


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Dedicated to the spirit of travel,<br />

Vacheron Constantin’s<br />

Overseas collection treats<br />

itself to a total black look. Two<br />

new Overseas timepieces are available<br />

in a steel case that highlights<br />

Vacheron’s black dial. Launched<br />

in 20<strong>18</strong>, the Overseas dual time<br />

model equipped with the 5110 DT<br />

self-winding Manufacture movement<br />

enables simultaneous reading<br />

of two time zones, complete<br />

with date and day/night indication.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Overseas Lady quartz watch<br />

introduces a new 33mm diameter<br />

case to the collection and adds 78<br />

diamonds to its bezel to light up<br />

the path of its hands and the date<br />

displayed at 3 o’clock. Like the<br />

entire Overseas collection, these<br />

new models will evolve their style<br />

in step with their interchangeable<br />

bracelet/straps.<br />

Overseas dual time<br />

While travel is often associated<br />

with escapades and<br />

getting away from it all,<br />

it nonetheless requires<br />

careful scheduling. It is<br />

in this spirit that Vacheron<br />

Constantin designed<br />

the Overseas dual time<br />

watch as part of a collection<br />

specifically dedicated<br />

to the spirit of travel. Everything<br />

in this timepiece<br />

has been designed to<br />

take account of the variable<br />

factors punctuating<br />

globetrotters’ daily lives,<br />

interpreted in a practical, useful<br />

and resolutely stylish manner. <strong>The</strong><br />

readability of the new black dial,<br />

the smooth adjustment of the functions,<br />

along with the wearer comfort<br />

ensured in all circumstances<br />

thanks to its three interchangeable<br />

bracelet/straps, make this Overseas<br />

dual time the ideal companion<br />

around the world.<br />

Throbbing at the heart of the watch<br />

is the self-winding Manufacture<br />

5110 DT calibre, derived from the<br />

5100. Its distinctive feature lies in<br />

the simultaneous reading of two<br />

time zones. In addition to the traditional<br />

central hand-type time<br />

indications for local time, a fourth<br />

hand tipped with a red arrow displays<br />

the ‘home’ time, coupled with<br />

a day/night indicator. <strong>The</strong> date<br />

hand appearing on a sector at 6<br />

o’clock is synchronised with local<br />

time, corrected by means of a<br />

push-piece. <strong>The</strong> two 12-hour zones<br />

are adjustable via the crown in both<br />

directions. Beating at a frequency<br />

of 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per<br />

hour), this 234-component 5110 DT<br />

calibre has a comfortable 60-hour<br />

power reserve thanks to its two<br />

barrels wound by a 22-carat gold<br />

oscillating weight adorned with a<br />

wind rose and visible through the<br />

transparent sapphire crystal caseback.<br />

<strong>The</strong> primary concern to offer a timepiece<br />

that is practical on any occasion<br />

is met by legibility. Set against<br />

the new translucent black-lacquered<br />

dial, the contrasting displays<br />

involving luminescent <strong>18</strong>-carat<br />

gold facetted hour-markers and<br />

hands are all the more striking. And<br />

since this is a high-precision “instrument”,<br />

a double minutes and<br />

seconds scale has been<br />

placed around the rim. On<br />

the 41 mm steel case, emblematic<br />

of the collection<br />

with its hexagonal bezel,<br />

the crown and the date<br />

pushpiece are secured<br />

so as to ensure that the<br />

watch is water-resistant<br />

to 150 metres. This Overseas<br />

dual time watch thus<br />

offers all the qualities of a<br />

watch of character, while<br />

losing none of its charm,<br />

enhanced on all occasions<br />

by the choice between<br />

its three interchangeable<br />


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bracelet/straps. Without any need<br />

for tools, the watch is may thus be<br />

fitted with a steel bracelet featuring<br />

polished/satin-brushed links<br />

inspired by the Maltese cross, or<br />

else with a choice of rubber or alligator<br />

leather straps.<br />

Overseas Lady quartz<br />

Quartz models for ladies in elegant<br />

watches with a sporty character<br />

are rooted in the tradition of the<br />

Maison. <strong>The</strong> legendary collection<br />

222, launched in 1977, already incorporated<br />

a ladies version in gold<br />

or two-tone gold and steel, introducing<br />

a quartz movement. 19<br />

years later, Vacheron Constantin<br />

presented the Overseas collection,<br />

featuring three models, the ladies<br />

model with – as in the 222 model<br />

– a quartz movement, particularly<br />

appreciated by women for its precision<br />

and its practical aspect.<br />

<strong>The</strong> new Overseas Lady quartz embraces<br />

a 33 mm diameter case to<br />

combine feminity and charm with<br />

its sporty look. Rimmed with a diamond-set<br />

bezel, its black sunburst<br />

lacquered dial makes a pleasing<br />

contrast with the facetted and luminescent<br />

<strong>18</strong>K white gold hour-markers<br />

and hands. This practical and<br />

eminently legible Overseas model<br />

enhances its sporty look with the<br />

taut lines of its case water-resistant<br />

to 50 meters, flowing into a<br />

steel bracelet that can be changed<br />

according to its wearer’s wishes.<br />

Suitable for all wrists with its 33<br />

mm diameter, this model features a<br />

style capable of evolving as the day<br />

goes by, thanks to its interchangeable<br />

bracelet/straps concept endowing<br />

it with a variety of styles.<br />

Designed to ensure the Overseas<br />

a collection is fully in touch with<br />

its time, the bracelets/straps interchangeability<br />

concept launched<br />

in 2016 is picked up on this model.<br />

<strong>The</strong> watch thus opts for modularity<br />

and a personalised touch by affording<br />

the possibility of being worn on<br />

a metal bracelet composed of links<br />

forming half Maltese crosses (for a<br />

more casual look), or a strap in either<br />

leather (as a chic variation) or<br />

rubber (for a sporty touch) – and all<br />

without any need for tools to effect<br />

the changes.<br />

<strong>The</strong> hexagonal bezel, whose shape<br />

is reminiscent of Vacheron Constantin’s<br />

emblematic Maltese cross,<br />

is adorned with 78 bead-set roundcut<br />

diamonds. In order to focus on<br />

functionality, a quartz hours and<br />

minutes movement was chosen,<br />

also driving a central seconds hand<br />

and an aperture-type date indication<br />

at 3 o’clock.<br />

Available in three versions – two<br />

steel models with a black or blue<br />

“denim” dial and a pink gold model<br />

with a silver dial –, this new watch<br />

offers all the qualities one would<br />

expect from a watch of character,<br />

while preserving its innate charm.<br />


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Simon Johnson Quality Foods is the leading<br />

provider of Australia’s finest range of imported<br />

and home grown quality food, for over 30<br />

years their business has offered only products of<br />

the highest integrity, sourced from more than 80<br />

producers internationally, committed to using<br />

premium raw ingredients.<br />

Simon Johnson is the largest importer of caviar in<br />

Australia, bringing over 2 tonnes into the country<br />

in 2019, proudly supplying a most exclusive range<br />

of roes to the best restaurants and hotels and airlines.<br />

<strong>The</strong>ir team of passionate experts brings caviar<br />

from farm to fork (or more accurately mother<br />

of pearl spoon) together with stories about this<br />

fascinating product. <strong>The</strong>y are known for their<br />

strong commitment to educating their customers<br />

and offering a range of luxury caviar experiences<br />

hosted by their caviar team and tailored to suit<br />

every occasion for the novice guests to the caviar<br />

connoisseur.<br />

<strong>The</strong>y are also pleased to offer a carefully curated<br />

selection of fine cheese & charcuterie for your<br />

catering needs. Showcasing the best of artisanal<br />

products, each platter can be tailored to offer a<br />

bespoke culinary experience. <strong>The</strong>y arrange hosted<br />

and un-hosted grazing tables depending on<br />

your requirements.<br />

SIMON JOHNSON Cooking School located in Alexandria<br />

also includes bespoke corporate events;<br />

team building classes; private cooking demonstrations;<br />

and Masterclass experiences hosted by<br />

industry professionals.<br />


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DIE<br />

Going through life is like riding a roller-coaster.<br />

Sometimes you experience the thrill, but sometimes<br />

you experience the turns that make you<br />

feel sick. Life will never be a normal ride -there will be<br />

ups and downs. Whenever you are not motivated and all<br />

you want is to do nothing, my advice to you during the<br />

COVID-19 time is for us to remember the days where<br />

we felt driven, pumped, and totally inspired.<br />

We all miss our lives and the luxuries of life. No matter<br />

how long this pandemic will take, remember that it is<br />

just an obstacle in life that will pass. In times of negative<br />

messaging, find a counterattack so you can keep your<br />

positive attitude and after this, move on with hope and<br />

purpose.<br />

“Stand firm and carry on.” -Winston Churchill<br />


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People in the luxury industry are panicking. Many losing<br />

their jobs, luxury stocks hit hard, and yes, it looks<br />

very ugly. A lot of luxury brands are in danger and some<br />

people have stopped their luxury purchases over the<br />

past 3 months and this might go on longer.<br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> is timeless<br />

Now, let us remember what is one of the most important<br />

characteristics of a luxury brand? -Timeliness. All<br />

luxury brands went through history. So have you ever<br />

wondered how these brands survived all this time? This<br />

brings us to the answer: luxury is timeless and it shall<br />

live forever.<br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> is just a click away<br />

With digital marketing and the rise of online shopping<br />

around, any luxury product or service is just a click<br />

away. <strong>Luxury</strong> goods will always be the best retail therapy,<br />

and fortunately, for the luxury industry, the internet<br />

has made it easily accessible.<br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> is the bottom line<br />

I always highlight this thought when presenting my luxury<br />

sales workshop: luxury is the bottom line.<br />

<strong>The</strong> main reason why people buy luxury goods remains<br />

the same for hundreds of years and will never change, it<br />

is ‘the desire for self-fulfillment.’<br />

Many experts have not discovered yet what the full<br />

impact of coronavirus on the luxury markets will be.<br />

A number of statistics and reports were written. But,<br />

once again, the bottom line is that ‘the magic of luxury<br />

will never die, no matter what epidemic will arise.’<br />

Written by Fares Ghattas<br />




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