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ISSUE <strong>21</strong> | NOV - DEC 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 />

It is with delight for us to announce the release of the 2020 holiday edition of our esteemed publication, <strong>The</strong><br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> <strong>Magazine</strong>.<br />

This special issue features the Excalibur Skeleton Double Flying Tourbillon by Roger Dubuis on the front cover,<br />

an exclusive Holiday Gift Guide listed by our team of luxury experts and some New Normal activities from <strong>The</strong><br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> offices and our global members around the world.<br />

My personal favorites that you should not miss checking out inside are the Tom Ford Holiday 2020 Collection<br />

exclusive preview in New Zealand, our special feature with Roger Dubuis CEO, Nicola Andreatta, and finally, the<br />

premier collaboration between Bowmore and Aston Martin.<br />

This pandemic came with a few silver linings. Most of us have realized that it was not the material things we’ve<br />

missed, but the social gatherings. We craved for the company of others, insightful conversations, and networking<br />

events with the like-minded people in our industry. In the end, those are what mattered most, and that is<br />

what life is all about.<br />

On behalf of <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> <strong>International</strong> and our editorial team, we wish you a peaceful season and a<br />

bountiful New Year 20<strong>21</strong>. May all of our holidays be merry and bright.<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>21</strong> |Nov - Dec 2020<br />

10<br />

<strong>The</strong> New Rolls-Royce Ghost<br />

18<br />

Man of the Hour: Nicola Andreatta CEO of Roger Dubuis<br />

40<br />

Stay Safe: Fly Privately<br />

46<br />

Tiffany & Co. Cements its Leadership in Diamond Traceability<br />

58<br />

Givenchy Atelier<br />

68<br />

Dolce&Gabbana and Smeg<br />

80<br />

Winmark Wines Offer Exclusive Corporate Gifts for <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong><br />

<strong>Network</strong> Members<br />

88<br />

Six-Time Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton Named<br />

LG Signature Brand Ambassador<br />

100<br />

<strong>The</strong> 12 Opulent Days of Christmas Exclusive Holiday Gift Guide Curated<br />

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

102<br />

COVID-19 Hero: DJ Cuppy<br />

116<br />

Tom Ford Holiday 2020 Collection Exclusive Preview in New Zealand

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Speed<br />

THE NEW<br />


GHOST<br />


“<strong>The</strong> first Goodwood Ghost was<br />

a response to a whole new generation<br />

of clients, both in age and<br />

attitude. <strong>The</strong>se men and women<br />

asked us for a slightly smaller, less<br />

ostentatious means to own a Rolls-<br />

Royce. <strong>The</strong> success of the product<br />

we created for them fulfilled<br />

our most ambitious expectations.<br />

Over its ten-year lifespan, which<br />

began in 2009, Ghost has become<br />

the most successful model in the<br />

marque’s 116-year history.<br />

To create a new product that would<br />

resonate with our Ghost clients for<br />

the next ten years meant we had to<br />

listen carefully to their demands.<br />

Today we set new standards in<br />

customer centricity by creating<br />

a completely new motor car for a<br />

unique group of Rolls-Royce’s clients.<br />

<strong>The</strong>se business leaders and<br />

entrepreneurs demand more of<br />

their Ghost than ever. <strong>The</strong>y require<br />

a new type of super-luxury saloon<br />

that is dynamic, serenely comfortable<br />

and perfect in its minimalism.<br />

Ghost is this product.<br />

<strong>The</strong> only components that we carried<br />

over from the first Goodwood<br />

Ghost were the Spirit of Ecstasy<br />

and umbrellas. Everything else was<br />

designed, crafted and engineered<br />

from the ground up. <strong>The</strong> result is<br />

the most technologically advanced<br />

Rolls-Royce yet. It distils the pillars<br />

of our brand into a beautiful, minimalist,<br />

yet highly complex product<br />

that is perfectly in harmony with<br />

our Ghost clients’ needs and perfectly<br />

in tune with the times.”<br />

In 2009, Rolls-Royce announced a<br />

new addition to its portfolio that<br />

offered something entirely different<br />

to its flagship Phantom. This<br />

product resonated with a new<br />

group of men and women who responded<br />

to the marque’s relentless<br />

pursuit of perfection in design, engineering<br />

and craftsmanship, but<br />

sought a more modest and minimalist<br />

expression of Rolls-Royce.<br />

<strong>The</strong> execution of the first Goodwood<br />

Ghost, and its laser focus on<br />

meeting the demands of its clients,<br />

was an unmitigated success, and<br />

over the course of its ten-year lifecycle,<br />

this transformative motor<br />

car became the most successful<br />

product in the company’s 116-year<br />

history. Ghost’s formidable success<br />

was vital in enabling the brand to<br />

scale up production, invest in its<br />

capabilities and establish Rolls-<br />

Royce as the truly global brand it is<br />

today.<br />

Additionally, Ghost’s decade-long<br />

market presence enabled the<br />

marque’s <strong>Luxury</strong> Intelligence Specialists<br />

to gather vital information<br />

about developing behaviours in<br />

how Ghost clients use their motor<br />

car, how they commission it and<br />

how they perceive Rolls-Royce.<br />

<strong>The</strong>se highly successful and diverse<br />

entrepreneurs and founders, who<br />

selected this product to celebrate<br />

their ongoing ascension, were citizens<br />

of the world – they had been<br />

educated abroad, they travelled<br />


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Speed<br />

extensively and experienced<br />

Rolls-Royce in<br />

many cultures.<br />

Due to Ghost’s energetic,<br />

dynamic personality,<br />

these clients came to realise<br />

that the Rolls-Royce<br />

brand could offer more<br />

than a chauffeur-driven<br />

experience. Indeed, in the<br />

United States of America<br />

and areas of Europe,<br />

clients were self-driving<br />

their Ghost from the very<br />

early stages of its introduction.<br />

Meanwhile, in<br />

Asia, clients were engaging<br />

heavily in the connected<br />

technology on<br />

board, be it for business<br />

or pleasure.<br />

Across all markets, when<br />

clients commissioned<br />

their Ghost they asked<br />

the marque’s representatives<br />

about the driving<br />

experience, even if they<br />

had selected an extended<br />

wheelbase. During the<br />

weekend, this business<br />

tool morphed into a discreet<br />

celebration – clients<br />

would switch to the<br />

driver’s seat and relish<br />

a trip to a restaurant or<br />

second home with their<br />

friends and family. <strong>The</strong>y<br />

celebrated this breadth<br />

of character, and this reflected<br />

in less formal colourways<br />

and more personalisation<br />

in the driver’s<br />

eyeline. <strong>The</strong>se were profound<br />

learnings.<br />

Meanwhile, at Goodwood,<br />

significant advances were<br />


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Speed<br />

being made with the marque’s proprietary<br />

aluminium spaceframe<br />

architecture. First used on Phantom,<br />

then Cullinan, this spaceframe<br />

is unique to Rolls-Royce and<br />

enables the brand’s designers and<br />

engineers to develop an authentically<br />

super-luxury product, free<br />

from the constraints of platforms<br />

used to underpin high-volume vehicles.<br />

As Ghost clients required<br />

even more of their motor car,<br />

Rolls-Royce used its architecture<br />

to respond, incorporating technology<br />

such as all-wheel drive and<br />

all-wheel steering in Ghost, unlocking<br />

an entirely new, purposeful<br />

personality.<br />

Concurrently, the design team<br />

were tracking an emerging movement<br />

that came to define Ghost’s<br />

aesthetic treatment. It spoke of<br />

a shifting attitude among Ghost<br />

clients in the way success is expressed.<br />

Named ‘Post Opulence’<br />

internally, it is characterised by reduction<br />

and substance. In service<br />

to this, exceptional materials must<br />

be selected and celebrated. Design<br />

must be limited, intelligent and unobtrusive.<br />

This philosophy is the<br />

antithesis of ‘premium mediocracy’,<br />

a term coined by the fashion cognoscenti.<br />

This refers to products that<br />

use superficial treatments, such as<br />

large branding or, in the context of<br />

motor cars, busy stitching and other<br />

devices that create an illusion of<br />

luxury by dressing products lacking<br />

in substance in a premium skin.<br />

<strong>The</strong> collective result is new Ghost.<br />

This is a motor car precisely tailored<br />

to its clients, that appears<br />

perfect in its simplicity, that is<br />

underpinned by remarkable substance,<br />

that is less but better.<br />


Need for<br />

Speed<br />





<strong>The</strong> 600 hp (441 kW) Audi RS Q8 is a spontaneous headturner. <strong>The</strong> impressive SUV does not<br />

only make its presence felt on the street, but also convinces on the handling course. Now<br />

it has an even more charismatic voice, thanks to the optional ABT exhaust system. An electrically<br />

controlled exhaust flap on each side of the vehicle and four active pipes create a glorious<br />

resonance. Power delivery also benefits, thanks to the integrated interference pipe and reduced<br />

exhaust backpressure. It is also a feast for the eyes: <strong>The</strong> car features a quartet of 102-mm endpipes,<br />

which feature real carbon. In addition, the world’s largest automotive aftermarket and performance<br />

parts specialist for Audi and VW also supplies a polished exhaust housing with embossed<br />

ABT logo and offers endpipe covers in glossy black for the rear skirt.<br />

Attractive alloy wheels are essential in creating a vehicle’s coherent aesthetic. <strong>The</strong> 23-inch ABT<br />

High Performance GR in “glossy black” looks breathtaking, even on the massive SUV coupé. <strong>The</strong><br />

strongly concave base and the diamond machined rim flange contribute to the unique design. All<br />

ABT Sportsline high-performance wheels feature one-piece manufacturing and are up to 40%<br />

lighter than conventional cast wheels. Modern flowforming technology is used for creating the<br />

High Performance GR: Parts of the cast rim base are rolled out and compressed as part of an additional<br />

production stage. This allows the rim bed volume to be reduced by up to 50 percent. This<br />

facilitates thinner wall thicknesses and thus a slim design with extreme stability. Furthermore, ABT<br />

Sportsline offers a sporty finishing touch: A rear spoiler and fender inserts made of carbon fibre,<br />

which visually emphasise the dynamic performance of<br />

the vehicle perfectly.<br />

Audi’s air suspension also makes its contribution to the<br />

performance of the 2019 Nordschleife record-breaker,<br />

which became the fastest production SUV back then.<br />

Thanks to ABT Level Control (ALC), it can now be made<br />

even more sporty. Comfort level lowers it by 25 mm;<br />

Dynamic level lowers it by 15 mm. A further 10 mm is<br />

possible in “Coffee Mode”. Want even more performance?<br />

In this case, the Bavarian company can deliver<br />

performance upgrades* up to 700 hp (515 kW) and 880<br />

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can be found in the ABT Configurator.<br />


Need for<br />

Speed<br />


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Follow the<br />

Leader<br />



Watchmaking is nothing<br />

new to Nicola Andreatta,<br />

Roger Dubuis’<br />

new CEO, who comes<br />

from a family that has<br />

been involved in various<br />

aspects of watchmaking<br />

for three generations.<br />

Like Roger<br />

Dubuis, however, a<br />

love of doing things<br />

differently has been<br />

a key factor in a successful<br />

career in luxury<br />

spanning more<br />

than two decades.<br />

Born in Italy to an Italian<br />

father and Swiss mother,<br />

multilingual Andreatta<br />

(Italian, French, English, Spanish<br />

and Cantonese) is a dual Italian/<br />

Swiss national who nurtures a<br />

deep-seated fascination for new<br />

technologies and innovation. He<br />

combines this with an extensive<br />

background in managing<br />

multi-national scenarios within<br />

culturally diversified environments<br />

on several continents (the<br />

EU, Asia and the Americas). In<br />

keeping with his love of a challenge,<br />

in his spare time, Andreatta<br />

can be found engaged in any<br />

one of a number of extreme pursuits<br />

ranging from sailing and<br />

windsurfing to skydiving, piloting<br />

or aerobatics, or even at the<br />

wheel of racing cars.<br />

Having spent the early years of<br />

his career working for his father<br />

at a family-owned company,<br />

Andreatta enjoyed a five-year<br />

experience in Hong Kong occupying<br />

different positions, while<br />

developing a world class set of<br />

skills in financial management.<br />

Returning to Europe in 2003,<br />

Andreatta decided to give free<br />

rein to his entrepreneurial ambitions<br />

and launched his own<br />

brand called N.O.A (standing for<br />

None of the Above), resulting in<br />

an international reputation as<br />

a visionary entrepreneur in the<br />

world of luxury watches. After<br />

selling the brand to a US investor<br />

in 2013, Andreatta subsequently<br />

turned his attention to<br />

working on a relaunched and<br />

developed watch category for<br />

American jeweller Tiffany & Co.<br />

in Switzerland, prior to joining<br />

Roger Dubuis in December 2018.<br />

An agile, impactful and dynamic<br />

communicator, Nicola Andreatta<br />

brings to Roger Dubuis exactly<br />

the type of paradoxes in which<br />

the self-styled brand that dares<br />

to be different specialises, combining<br />

vast inter-continental<br />

experience in business administration<br />

with an in-depth and<br />

intuitive knowledge of watches<br />

and the watch industry, along<br />

with an indomitable entrepreneurial<br />

spirit.<br />

Like Roger Dubuis, Nicola Andreatta<br />

combines unleashed<br />

creativity with an unbridled love<br />

of excess and larger than life experiences.<br />

<strong>The</strong> watch he’s most<br />

excited about? <strong>The</strong> next one<br />

of course, the one in which he<br />

will be able to express his own<br />

take on what Roger Dubuis is all<br />

about.<br />





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32<br />

For Your Eyes Only<br />

Have you ever wondered where James Bond spends his<br />

time on his days off? I’ve found the answer and it lies<br />

in Buckinghamshire, UK. I’m led to believe that Daniel<br />

Craig is a member of Stoke Park Country Club, Spa<br />

and Hotel, which has also been the setting for one his<br />

movies – RocknRolla. Indeed, not one but two James<br />

Bond films have shot scenes here: Goldfinger (1964)<br />

and Tomorrow Never Dies (1997). Where in recent<br />

times it’s become the stomping ground for A-list Hollywood<br />

stars, the original Manor House once belonged<br />

to Queen Elizabeth. In fact, it is said that the Queen<br />

visited <strong>The</strong> Manor House and Sir Edward Coke bestowed<br />

jewels to the value of twelve hundred pounds<br />

upon her! So what is it in particular about Stoke Park<br />

that’s held such a strong allure to the rich and famous<br />

over the years?<br />

Rooms<br />

<strong>The</strong> rooms, for a start, are magnificent. <strong>The</strong>re are 49<br />

altogether, including suites; <strong>21</strong> are based in the Mansion<br />

and 28 in the Pavilion, all of which hold the 5 AA<br />

Red Star rating.<br />

<strong>The</strong> bedrooms within the Mansion each has their<br />

own style and design, holding onto a more traditional<br />

feeling with fine art adorning the walls and priceless

antiques adding a touch of class. In the Pavilion, the<br />

rooms are of a more contemporary luxury with combinations<br />

of rich fabrics and exquisite marble coupled<br />

with Andy Warhol lithos and film posters.<br />

Given the pick of the bunch, it must be the Pennsylvania<br />

Suite. Not only did it feature in Bridget Jones’s Diary,<br />

it also has awe-inspiring landscape views of Stoke<br />

Park’s verdant acres.<br />

Golf<br />

Stoke Park has utilised its 300-acre parkland estate<br />

by converting it into one of the UK’s most prestigious<br />

27-hole Championship golf courses. It was in 1908 that<br />

the eminent golf architect, Harry Colt transformed<br />

this beautiful space into a mightily impressive course.<br />

So impressive is the parkland course that not only do<br />

keen golfers from around the world descend on Buckinghamshire<br />

to enjoy a day of the sport, 007 himself<br />

also battled it out right here in that epic duel from<br />

1964’s Goldfinger.<br />

In more recent times, two years ago in 2018 Stoke Park<br />

became the European Headquarters for the world-renowned<br />

David Leadbetter Golf Academy and has seven<br />

Leadbetter certified professionals on site.<br />

Leisure<br />

If golf is not your thing, then Stoke Park also boasts<br />

13 tennis courts; six Wimbledon specification grass<br />

courts, four floodlit artificial clay courts and three<br />

indoor carpeted courts. Plus, Stoke Park can also say<br />

that it is the first 5 Star Hotel in the UK to have Padel<br />

courts and is the only Club in Buckinghamshire, Berkshire<br />

and Oxfordshire to have this facility.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Pavilion is also home to an award-winning spa<br />

with some fantastic treatments on offer. <strong>The</strong> Lava Relax<br />

Treatment is a great way to unwind, detach yourself<br />

from the everyday stresses of work and relax any aching<br />

muscles. <strong>The</strong> indoor swimming pool is sensational,<br />

with floor-to-ceiling windows flooding the room with<br />

giant beams of natural light.<br />

You’ll also find Italian marble steam rooms, a deep relaxation<br />

room, a private atrium with a stunning five<br />

metre tropical aquarium, a Scandinavian sauna, outdoor<br />

hot tub, nail bar and boutique.<br />

A 4,000 square foot gymnasium will also keep you fit<br />

and active for your stay, while breakaway chillout areas<br />

will allow you to find the peace of mind for a quiet<br />

moment.<br />

Dining<br />

All those leisurely facilities are going to build an appetite,<br />

which is good considering Stoke Park has<br />

three magnificent restaurants. Humphry’s fine dining<br />

restaurant has three AA Rosettes under its belt, offering<br />

outstanding British cuisine courtesy of Head Chef,<br />

Chris Wheeler. Think home-smoked scallops that blow<br />

you away upon presentation and roasted fillet of beef<br />

that’s exquisite both in texture and taste. <strong>The</strong> food is<br />

perfect and is equally matched in setting. Opulent décor<br />

and vases of colourful flora will take your breath<br />

away as you enter Humphry’s and make your way to<br />

your table.<br />

If you’re inquisitive as to who exactly Humphry might<br />

be, the restaurant takes its name after Humphry Repton<br />

who designed Stoke Park’s beautiful bridge in 1805.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Orangery, adjacent to Humphry’s, offers lighter<br />

meals and is where you can enjoy a hearty breakfast in<br />

the morning and afternoon tea later in the day overlooking<br />

the gorgeous green space beyond.<br />

San Marco, the third restaurant, offers relaxed Italian<br />

cuisine with classic dishes and family-friendly settings.<br />

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Qatar Executive is delighted to announce the<br />

introduction of it’s new and exclusive Diamond<br />

Agreement, which enables customers to<br />

pre-purchase flight time at fixed-hourly rates<br />

on state-of-the-art long-range and ultralong-range<br />

private jets.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Diamond Agreement is precisely tailored<br />

to the individual customer’s needs and requirements,<br />

offering a truly unique flying experience.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Diamond Agreement guarantees unrivalled<br />

service on board Qatar Executive’s<br />

state-of-the-art fleet of private jets. To join<br />

this programme, customers purchase a minimum<br />

of 50 hours flight time, without any associated<br />

membership fees. <strong>The</strong> all-inclusive and<br />

fixed-hourly rates cover both flight hours and<br />

taxi time.<br />

Designed to simplify private jet travel, pre-purchased<br />

Diamond Agreement hours have no<br />

minimum annual usage and no maximum carry-over,<br />

making the Diamond Agreement programme<br />

unrivalled in terms of its flexibility.<br />

Qatar Executive’s customers are also offered<br />

guaranteed availability for reservations booked<br />

from just 72 hours in advance.<br />

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency<br />

Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “As part of<br />

Qatar Airways Group, Qatar Executive offers<br />

an exceptional travel experience for private jet<br />

customers. With the Diamond Agreement, we<br />

can now offer even more flexible and bespoke<br />

travel options for Qatar Executive passengers,<br />

who can continue to expect our high levels of<br />

service and safety onboard our state-of-theart<br />

aircraft.”<br />

Qatar Executive’s Acting Executive Vice President,<br />

Mark Hardman, said: “We are truly delighted<br />

to launch our bespoke Diamond Agreement,<br />

which is tailored to suit the exact travel<br />

profile of both corporate and private clients.<br />

<strong>The</strong> programme offers the ultimate in flexibility<br />

at a fixed price. Furthermore, we understand<br />

that as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, clients<br />

are looking for versatile, high-quality services<br />

from a reputable and financially secure<br />

operator.<br />

“During these unprecedented times, travel requirements<br />

often change and as such, our customers<br />

can rely on us for a bespoke service,<br />

with unused hours being refundable at any time.”<br />

Qatar Executive currently operates a fleet of<br />

18 state-of-the-art private jets and includes<br />

Gulfstream G650ERs, Gulfstream G500s, and<br />

Global 5000 aircraft. It is the proud launch<br />

customer for Gulfstream’s flagship jet, the<br />

Gulfstream G700. <strong>The</strong> new aircraft brings an<br />

unprecedented combination of performance,<br />

technology and cabin size to Qatar Executive’s<br />

fleet.<br />

Over the past few months, Qatar Executive has<br />

maintained a robust and agile network despite<br />

the challenging operational environment, getting<br />

customer’s home safely.<br />


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ORIGIN?<br />

<strong>The</strong> Galapagos Islands is one of the best destinations<br />

in the world for active, hearty explorations<br />

to very remote places with few, if any, other people<br />

– represents the kind of journey that, as a pal notes,<br />

“requires a vacation after your vacation.” After all, who<br />

wants to miss out on a minute of admiring Blue-footed<br />

Boobies, hiking along lava trails, snorkeling in search of<br />

the Galapagos Penguin, or spying nesting sites for East<br />

Pacific green sea turtles and a huge colony of marine<br />

iguanas that happens to sun on black lava?<br />

And yet, with the debut of Silver Origin, Silversea<br />

Cruise’s first-ever ultra-luxury vessel designed for Galapagos<br />

itineraries, guests may well be tempted to linger<br />

onboard. “Silver Origin is going to be a yin and yang experience,”<br />

says Fernando Delgado, the Silversea’s vice<br />

president of Galapagos Expeditions. “It’s about waking<br />

up in a beautiful bed, having a great breakfast and then<br />

taking a Zodiac many years back in time.”<br />

Since Silversea accepted delivery of the 100-guest Silver<br />

Origin in July, we’ve told the story of how the ship<br />

was successfully completed in the midst of a pandemic.<br />

We’ve taken you on a tour of the vessel, still at DeHoop<br />

shipyard, just after we raised the Silversea flag, marking<br />

the moment she became part of the fleet. And we’ve<br />

shared details about the newbuild, about aspects of the<br />

ship that have most intrigued us as we’ve followed its<br />

progress, from a state-of-the-art marina for easy on-off<br />

access to its dynamic positioning system, which allows<br />

the ship to get closer than ever to the most eye-popping<br />

areas of the Galapagos Islands. And, of course, the Silver<br />

Origin experience parallels Silversea’s ultra-luxe standards,<br />

with all-suite accommodations, cuisine made<br />

with Ecuador’s freshest foodstuffs along with traditional<br />

Silversea favorites, and butler service for every suite.<br />

Now it’s your turn, for the moment anyway, to virtually<br />

experience what it feels like to be onboard Silver Origin.<br />

Today we’re sharing four videos, filmed while the ship<br />

was en route from Europe to Ecuador. Take a look.<br />

First Impressions: Basecamp and the Marina<br />

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Did you know that Silver Origin never actually docks in<br />

the Galapagos?<br />

When it’s time to go ashore – or return aboard – the<br />

Marina’s fold-out stern, with hydraulic doors, hatches<br />

and cranes, is designed with boarding facilities that can

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accommodate the launching of two Zodiacs at a time.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Marina also has big tanks where you can rinse off<br />

your snorkeling gear and racks for equipment and wet<br />

suits. Nearby is a large garage. It stores the Zodiacs.<br />

And adjacent to the Marina is Basecamp, a comfortable<br />

gathering hub that is the heart of Silver Origin. It’s an<br />

elegant space with regional art, comfortable couches<br />

and deep armchairs and it’s where you’ll gather for talks<br />

by Silversea’s naturalist guides, all of whom are Ecuadorian.<br />

In 15 – 20 minute presentations before every<br />

outing, they’ll share the mission of your upcoming adventure.<br />

Sometimes there will be two or three of these<br />

in a day, so Basecamp is definitely a space you’ll spend<br />

time in.<br />

When there’s downtime in Basecamp, you can, with<br />

a touch of a button, pull up all videos, from historical<br />

contexts from the Royal Geographic Society to custom-created<br />

nature photography.<br />

Relax and Chill: <strong>The</strong> Famous Firepit<br />

Out on deck, a gas-lit firepit offer a great opportunity<br />

to wind down from a busy day ashore.<br />

For Delgado, who had just recently been to visit Silver<br />

Origin in Manta, “the fire pit is something you won’t find<br />

on other ships.” In this ancient destination, the fire pit<br />

takes you back to a place of coming together, where he<br />

says “we’ve been gathering around a fire for years.”<br />

“It’s not like you’re going to have long hours on the ship,”<br />

Fernando adds, “we don’t have days at sea. But you will<br />

have those times, at sunset, after dark with no light pollution,<br />

just the incredible stars. You’ll have mornings,<br />

wake up early and just look around.”<br />

Breathe and Reboot: Out on the Open Deck.<br />

Where to find bliss on Silver Origin in the Galapagos?<br />

Head to the ship’s open deck where the views, as they<br />

morph throughout the week, give you such a great<br />

scope of one of the world’s most ancient natural places.<br />

Watching this video, I feel as if I’m literally leaning over<br />

the rail, feeling the wonder of the place, and, yes, tasting<br />

a salt tang on my lips.<br />

I think back to something Silversea’s Chairman Manfredi<br />

Lefebvre d’Ovidio has said about the Galapagos.<br />

“Anybody who has been to the Galapagos knows the<br />

archipelago’s unique beauty. From its endemic animal<br />

species to the ancient lava formations, there is simply<br />

no place like it on Earth.”<br />

Stay tuned for more on our series of stories about the<br />

experience of being onboard Silver Origin, the first-ever<br />

ultra-luxe cruise ship to be designed around the<br />

Galapagos archipelago. We can’t wait to bring you more<br />

experiences, including features on Ecuadorian culinary<br />

specialties, first-looks at suite accommodations, and<br />

intimate discussions with Silversea’s team of marvelous<br />

expedition guides. And in the meantime, if you need<br />

more inspiration about visiting the Galapagos, don’t<br />

miss our regional series of destination-focused articles<br />

on Silversea’s blog, Discover.<br />

Carolyn Spencer Brown<br />


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Wake up to the sound of<br />

the waves coming into<br />

shore. Stay in bed and<br />

absorb the peace. Or, if you’re<br />

feeling motivated, get up for an<br />

early morning workout before<br />

breakfast – a light jog around the<br />

bay, a yoga practice or perhaps<br />

one of our outdoor boot camp<br />

fitness sessions.<br />

Head back to your apartment for<br />

breakfast on your private terrace<br />

or stop by the promenade bakery<br />

for your favourite pastry and you<br />

are good to go.<br />

But where to go? <strong>The</strong> beach, of<br />

course! Head out onto the Chedi<br />

beach in front of your apartment.<br />

Spend the morning soaking up<br />

the sunshine, enjoying your first<br />

coffee at <strong>The</strong> Rok beach bar and<br />

cooling off in the azure waters. If<br />

you’re feeling adventurous, put<br />

your skills to the test and take<br />

out a kayak or a stand up paddle<br />

board.<br />

After all that sun, it’s time for a<br />

relaxing lunch. Head to <strong>21</strong> Seaview<br />

Bistro, in the heart of the<br />

marina promenade, with an array<br />

of light starters and plentiful<br />

mains to choose from.<br />

It’s siesta time. <strong>The</strong>re’s no need<br />

to rush, life in the Marina Village<br />

is all about taking it easy and taking<br />

time for yourself. Head back<br />

to your apartment or chill out on<br />

the beach.<br />


Afternoons are ripe for exploration.<br />

Take a walk along<br />

our new lungo mare until you<br />

reach the legendary Almara<br />

Beach Club with its all-day<br />

party vibe. Swim, sunbathe,<br />

grab a cocktail and sink your<br />

toes into the gorgeous sandy<br />

beach.<br />

You might well stay until the<br />

sun goes down or you can<br />

chase the sunset and take a<br />

gentle hike to the golf area<br />

for a spectacular panorama<br />

of the whole bay. Once there,<br />

you can take a few swings at<br />

the driving range before you<br />

call it a day and head back to<br />

your apartment to get ready<br />

for the evening ahead.<br />

Dinnertime is down time in<br />

Lustica Bay. Take it slow and<br />

enjoy every bite. Let our international<br />

team at <strong>The</strong> Spot<br />

restaurant spoil you. <strong>The</strong><br />

menu emphasises local suppliers<br />

pairing fresh dishes<br />

and seafood (you might have<br />

spotted the fishing boat that<br />

caught your dinner out on<br />

the waters earlier in the day!)<br />

with a superb wine list.<br />

If you’re not quite done with<br />

the day there’s one last treat<br />

in store. If you haven’t yet<br />

visited our waterfront landmark,<br />

why not head over<br />

for a late night cocktail at<br />

<strong>The</strong> Lighthouse, our newly<br />

opened bar at the end of<br />

our breakwater? <strong>The</strong> views<br />

are sublime and will bring<br />

the day to an end on a perfect,<br />

peaceful note – just as it<br />

started.<br />

If you want the Luštica life to<br />

become your way of life, book<br />

your stay with Lustica Bay!<br />


You probably already know that flying privately is an<br />

unrivalled travel experience. This year, though, perhaps<br />

more than ever before, we’re all realising just how clearly<br />

private aviation is the safest way to travel too.<br />

Naturally, you want to protect yourself, your family, your<br />

friends and your colleagues from the threat of COVID-19.<br />

Why take any unnecessary risks?<br />

Here are nine reasons to fly in a private jet,<br />

not just now but for years to come:<br />

STAY SAFE:<br />


1. No queues. Move quickly through a spacious, dedicated<br />

business aviation facility, rather than pushing<br />

past strangers in a crowded airport terminal or airliner.<br />

Commercial aviation simply isn’t designed for social<br />

distancing. <strong>The</strong> number of touchpoints exposing passengers<br />

to the risk of contagion when travelling on any<br />

airline is dramatically higher than on a business aviation<br />

flight.<br />

Even when crisis measures ease, the long-term ‘new<br />

normal’ will almost certainly involve more extreme<br />

medical caution and checks at airports than before<br />

the pandemic. Checks mean queues. Don’t be surprised<br />

if commercial airline travel becomes increasingly<br />

time-consuming and frustrating.<br />

2. You can choose your fellow passengers. Fly with<br />

relaxed confidence, knowing your inflight ‘bubble’ is a<br />

healthy group.<br />


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3. Airlines are in chaos.<br />

<strong>The</strong> airline industry has<br />

been devastated by coronavirus.<br />

Some of the damage<br />

will be irreparable. <strong>The</strong><br />

streamlining and restructuring<br />

needed to survive<br />

will surely see some direct<br />

city-pair connections disappear<br />

and frequencies<br />

fall. You’ll be forced to take more connecting flights<br />

than ever before, which means waiting around busy<br />

terminals, heightening your risk of contagion (especially<br />

when the inevitable delays and cancellations occur). A<br />

private jet will simply take you directly where you want<br />

to go, whenever you want to fly.<br />

And if you’ve become comfortable enjoying first-class<br />

airline travel, now might be the time to start enjoying<br />

the even more luxurious pleasures of private aviation.<br />

Airline service levels, by necessity, have fallen to minimise<br />

interaction between crew and passengers. And<br />

the first-class cabins will disappear entirely when some<br />

airlines, streamlining to survive, remove larger aircraft<br />

such as the Airbus A380 and Boeing 747 from their<br />

fleets. Airlines just can’t match private jets for service<br />

and flexibility.<br />

4. Rigorous health measures, on the ground and in the<br />

air. Sanitisers, gloves and masks are provided for all our<br />

staff, passengers and crew at Luxaviation Group, both in<br />

the ground handling facilities and on the jets. We operate<br />

strict regimes for cleaning and disinfecting aircraft.<br />

We use anti-pathogen agents (which kill and inhibit viruses<br />

and bacteria) to complete a full sanitisation cycle<br />

before and after every flight.<br />

Has air quality ever mattered more than now? Many<br />

private aircraft are fitted with high-efficiency particulate<br />

air (HEPA) filters, which means you and your travelling<br />

companions will be safer (and, importantly, feel<br />

safer too) from the risk of virus infection in a business<br />

jet than an airport, office, shopping centre or car.<br />

And don’t worry – although our crews are as friendly<br />

as ever, we won’t be shaking your hand at the moment!<br />

5. Comprehensive, expert advice. A well-informed<br />

global management company and operator will be able<br />

to tell you everything you<br />

need to know about the<br />

latest destination and<br />

passenger restrictions. In<br />

this complex and rapidly<br />

changing regulatory climate,<br />

you’ll receive all the<br />

help you need to secure<br />

the correct travel approvals<br />

and paperwork (such<br />

as your travel history) for your journey.<br />

6. Value. You might be pleasantly surprised when you<br />

realise there isn’t necessarily a big price difference between<br />

private jet and first-class airline travel…but the<br />

private jet experience leaves airlines far behind.<br />

7. <strong>The</strong> flight can be part of a wonderful package. Right<br />

now, we’re being called all the time by luxury resorts<br />

and hotels across the world offering safe, highly personalised<br />

and exclusive breaks from secluded cottages<br />

to island paradises. <strong>The</strong>se companies, understandably,<br />

want our services to be sure their guests will be travelling<br />

safely. <strong>The</strong>re’s no point booking a break in secure<br />

isolation if you’ll need to push through crowds to get<br />

there.<br />

And if you’re not sure where to go next, take a look at<br />

‘Luxaviation Experiences’. You’ll find incredible, highclass<br />

breaks from African safaris to European cultural<br />

tours.<br />

8. You can take ownership of your travel experience,<br />

literally. If you want total control of your flying environment,<br />

consider buying a jet ahead of chartering. A<br />

top-class management company will be able to support<br />

you through the process.<br />

9. You can add a helicopter and yacht to your travel<br />

portfolio. Would you like the ultimate in a controlled,<br />

end-to-end travel experience, minimising the risk of<br />

social contact and shared spaces? Why take a taxi to the<br />

marina when you can fly a helicopter straight onto your<br />

yacht?<br />

As we all move through these unprecedented times,<br />

health and peace of mind feel more important than ever<br />

before. <strong>The</strong>re’s no safer, more relaxing way to travel<br />

than private aviation.<br />


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Tiffany marks an industry first by sharing the full craftsmanship<br />

journey of its individually registered diamonds<br />

Last October, Tiffany & Co. took an unprecedented step in diamond traceability<br />

by sharing the full craftsmanship journey of its newly sourced, individually<br />

registered diamonds (0.18 carats or larger). Disclosing the country where each<br />

stone is crafted and set in jewelry marks an industry first. This follows the 2019<br />

announcement that Tiffany would become the first global luxury jeweler to provide<br />

the provenance (region or countries of origin) of its individually registered<br />

diamonds. By taking transparency to a new level and sharing the full craftsmanship<br />

journey of its diamonds, Tiffany reinforces the brand’s commitment to ensuring<br />

that every step in the journey of its products contributes to the well-being of people<br />

and the planet.<br />

“Today we advance our commitment to diamond traceability one step further,” said<br />

Anisa Kamadoli Costa, chief sustainability officer, Tiffany & Co. “Our customers<br />

deserve to know that a Tiffany diamond was sourced with the highest standards,<br />


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not only in quality but also in social and environmental<br />

responsibility. We believe that<br />

diamond traceability is the best means to<br />

ensure both.”<br />

A diamond’s region or countries of origin,<br />

along with where it was cut and polished,<br />

graded and quality assured, as well as set<br />

in jewelry, will be shared with Tiffany customers<br />

for each newly sourced, individually<br />

registered diamond. This information will be<br />

available from any sales professional as well as<br />

printed on the Tiffany Diamond Certificate.<br />

Tiffany continues to lead the industry by<br />

bringing a new level of transparency to its<br />

diamond supply chain. <strong>The</strong> brand is unique<br />

among global luxury jewelers in owning and<br />

operating five of its own diamond polishing<br />

workshops around the world. This is where<br />

nearly 1,500 Tiffany artisans ensure excellence<br />

of cut is obsessively considered to<br />

maximize brilliance, dispersion and scintillation<br />

– not just carat weight. With Company<br />

owned diamond workshops in Belgium,<br />

Mauritius, Botswana, Vietnam and Cambodia,<br />

as well as a Tiffany Gemological Laboratory<br />

in New York and five jewelry manufacturing<br />

workshops in the North America,<br />

Tiffany can ensure its own superlative standards<br />

are met.<br />

“Sharing the craftsmanship journey of Tiffany<br />

diamonds reflects decades of investment<br />

in our supply chain,” said Andrew Hart, SVP<br />

Diamond and Jewelry Supply, Tiffany & Co.<br />

“Directly sourcing responsibly mined rough<br />

diamonds, and crafting and setting those diamonds<br />

to our standards in our own workshops,<br />

is unique to Tiffany among luxury<br />

jewelers.”<br />

Offering this degree of supply chain transparency,<br />

which is without equal among<br />

global luxury jewelers, sets Tiffany apart and<br />

is made possible by the 20+ year investment<br />

in vertical integration. This vertical integration<br />

model helps uphold standards of craftsmanship,<br />

safe and healthy working environments,<br />

community economic development<br />

and supply chain traceability. Together with<br />

the philanthropic endeavors led by <strong>The</strong> Tiffany<br />

& Co. Foundation, which has granted<br />

$85M over 20 years, Tiffany & Co. has been a<br />

pioneer in sustainable luxury.<br />


STEP 1: Responsible Sourcing<br />

Many Tiffany diamonds begin their journey as responsibly<br />

sourced rough stones from trusted suppliers, mined in countries<br />

such as Australia, Botswana, Canada, Namibia, Russia and<br />

South Africa, and prohibited from areas of concern such as Zimbabwe<br />

and Angola. Since January 2019, Tiffany has been disclosing<br />

the provenance (region or countries of origin) of its individually<br />

registered diamonds to consumers, a first among global<br />

luxury jewelers.<br />

STEP 2: Preparation & Planning<br />

All of the diamonds Tiffany sources as rough stones continue<br />

their journey in Antwerp, Belgium. Here, each individual diamond’s<br />

origin is recorded, and then the diamond is sorted for size,<br />

color, clarity and florescence, before its unique design is mapped.<br />

STEP 3: Cutting & Polishing<br />

Tiffany cuts and polishes diamonds with great accuracy and artistry<br />

at workshops in Mauritius, Botswana and Vietnam, Cambodia<br />

as well as Belgium. Tiffany owned or approved diamond<br />

cutting and polishing facilities offer safe and healthy work environments;<br />

and adhere to health and safety standards that, in<br />

many places, go above and beyond local laws. In its workshops,<br />

Tiffany is proud to hire locally, invest in communities, and provide<br />

a living wage for employees in developing countries. Tiffany<br />

also procures select polished diamonds from trusted suppliers<br />

who comply with its traceability, quality, social and environmental<br />

standards.<br />

STEP 4: Grading & Quality Control<br />

Tiffany diamonds are meticulously evaluated at the network of<br />

Tiffany Gemological Laboratories in the U.S., Cambodia, and<br />

Vietnam, ensuring every stone meets superlative grading requirements,<br />

standards which are established and assured in<br />

New York.<br />

STEP 5: Setting<br />

Finally, Tiffany sets the majority of its diamonds at Tiffany workshops<br />

in the U.S. A diamond setter pairs each unique diamond<br />

with its ideal, individually crafted setting to showcase the beauty<br />

of the stone, requiring great accuracy and artistry. Tiffany<br />

workshops meet high standards for safety, cleanliness and a<br />

productive, welcoming environment.<br />

STEP 6: Tiffany Blue Box<br />

A Tiffany diamond is now ready to be placed in its Tiffany Blue<br />

Box® and bag, made with paper from sustainable sources, including<br />

FSC®-certified and recycled materials.<br />

For more information on <strong>The</strong> Diamond Craftsmanship Journey and<br />

Tiffany’s sustainability efforts visit Tiffany.com/sustainability<br />


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A new face for the Twenty~4, the Patek<br />

Philippe ladies’ watch born to accompany<br />

every moment of the modern woman’s life<br />

<strong>The</strong> manufacture is stepping up the allure of its Twenty~4<br />

collection exclusively for women with a fresh interpretation<br />

of the original “manchette” or cuff-style<br />

quartz model in steel of 1999. It is launching two new<br />

versions adorned with white-gold applied Arabic numerals<br />

and white-gold applied trapeze-shaped hour<br />

markers. Designed as stylish companions to every<br />

facet of an active lifestyle, these Twenty~4 references<br />

4910/1200A- 001 with a blue sunburst dial and<br />

4910/1200A-010 with a gray sunburst dial stand out<br />

more than ever as paragons of timeless feminine elegance.<br />

Since 1839, timepieces for women have always featured<br />

prominently in Patek Philippe’s collections – whether<br />

as the pocket watches or pendant watches of the nineteenth<br />

century or the wristwatches that first emerged<br />

in the early twentieth century. Several milestones in<br />

the manufacture’s history also relate to watches destined<br />

for women, such as the first true wristwatch<br />

made in Switzerland, created for a Hungarian countess<br />

in 1868, and the Geneva company’s very first striking<br />

wristwatch, a five-minute repeater housed in a small<br />

platinum case with an integrated chain bracelet in<br />

1916.<br />

A modern classic<br />

In 1999, Patek Philippe strengthened its privileged<br />

links with feminine watch lovers by launching its first<br />


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collection dedicated exclusively to women. <strong>The</strong> aim<br />

was to meet the demands of the independent active<br />

woman who sought a timepiece with an assertive personality<br />

able to adapt to her modern lifestyle. A watch<br />

of timeless elegance that would complement her fashionable<br />

business wear and most elegant evening wear.<br />

It would be her ally on every occasion, uniting contemporary<br />

design, technical excellence and impeccable<br />

craftsmanship.<br />

Conceived, as its name suggested, for every hour of<br />

the day and night, at work, at home and during leisure<br />

activities, the new Twenty~4 stood out by its original<br />

art-deco-inspired “manchette” or cuff design, featuring<br />

a cambered rectangular case that followed the<br />

contours of a woman’s wrist and a metallic bracelet<br />

that felt exceptionally smooth and comfortable.<br />

<strong>The</strong> first three Twenty~4 models of 1999 (references<br />

4910/10A) were also distinguished by their pairing<br />

of steel with diamonds, an association unique at the<br />

time, with the precious stones set in two rows highlighting<br />

the rectangular shape of the two-tier case.<br />

<strong>The</strong> dials, adorned with the two applied Roman numerals<br />

XII and VI and diamond hour-markers, offered<br />

a choice of three colors: “Forever Black”, “Eternal Gray”<br />

and “Timeless White”. An elegant modern advertising<br />

campaign marked the launch of this new women-only<br />

timepiece, with the slogan “Who will you be in the<br />

next 24 hours?” shining the spotlight on the watch’s<br />

versatility. <strong>The</strong> creation of the Twenty~4 strengthened<br />

women’s perception of Patek Philippe as a brand of direct<br />

relevance and appeal to them. It reminded them<br />

that the manufacture developed and built not only the<br />

most technically innovative and complex timepieces<br />

but those most aesthetically striking and refined.<br />

A great success<br />

Blessed with its strong identity and a design tailor-made<br />

to live the lives of modern discerning women,<br />

the Twenty~4 quartz “manchette” model was a great<br />

success from the start and has established itself in the<br />

last two decades as one of the manufacture’s best-sellers.<br />

Over the years it has appeared in rose gold and<br />

white gold, with other dial colors (brown and blue), in<br />

a small format complementing the medium-size models,<br />

on satin straps, in dazzling Haute Joaillerie versions<br />

(including two endowed with manually wound<br />

mechanical movements) and in a yellow-gold model<br />

without diamonds on the case. Now seen as epitomizing<br />

the classic modern style, the Twenty~4 has represented,<br />

for many women, their right of entry into the<br />

Patek Philippe universe. It has consolidated the manufacture’s<br />

position as a major player in the women’s<br />

watch market and paved the way for the expansion of<br />

other women’s lines, such as the Calatravas, as well<br />

as the complications that are useful in everyday situations<br />

(the Annual Calendar, the time-zone watches<br />

and the chronographs) and even the grand complications<br />

(perpetual calendar, split-seconds chronograph<br />

and minute repeater).<br />

<strong>The</strong> time of the Twenty~4 Automatic<br />

In 2018, Patek Philippe responded to women’s increasing<br />

interest in mechanical watches by launching the<br />

Twenty~4 Automatic. While its bracelet retains the<br />

same exclusive design, with the broad, gently cambered<br />

central links framed by delicate two-tier outer<br />

links, this Reference 7300, endowed with a caliber<br />

324 S C self-winding movement, stands out from the<br />

quartz-driven “manchette” model by its round case, its<br />

bezel lit with a double row of diamonds in a “dentelle”<br />

(lacework) setting, and the applied Arabic numerals<br />


Bits of<br />

Glitz<br />

on the dial, these last providing a distinctly<br />

contemporary note. This model<br />

is available in steel and in rose gold,<br />

with a choice of dial colors, and in a<br />

jewelry version with gem-set crown,<br />

lugs and bracelet. Patek Philippe also<br />

produces an Haute Joaillerie model in<br />

rose gold, paved throughout with diamonds,<br />

showcasing the “random” or<br />

“snow” setting. <strong>The</strong> launch of this new<br />

incarnation of timeless feminine elegance was accompanied<br />

by an advertising campaign that excited widespread<br />

interest. It gave center stage to a “Twenty~4<br />

woman”: independent, sure of her taste and making<br />

her own way in the world.<br />

New Twenty~4 references 4910/1200A-001 &<br />

4910/1200A-010<br />

Patek Philippe is continuing the renewal of its Twenty~4<br />

collection by reinterpreting the original model,<br />

the medium-size (25.1 x 30 mm) quartz “manchette”<br />

watch in steel. It is issuing two new versions in which<br />

the Roman numerals give way to the white-gold applied<br />

Arabic numerals 12 and 6 and the diamond hour<br />

markers are replaced by applied trapeze-shaped hour<br />

markers, also in white gold. This new face constitutes<br />

the first major change to the Twenty~4 of 1999 – and<br />

an aesthetic evolution in step with the design of the<br />

Twenty~4 Automatic. <strong>The</strong> two new references feature<br />

a dial decorated with a blue sunburst (4910/1200A-<br />

001) or with a gray sunburst enriched by a gradation to<br />

black at the periphery (4910/1200A-010). <strong>The</strong>ir whitegold<br />

applied numerals and hour markers and whitegold<br />

baton-style hands all have a luminous coating ensuring<br />

excellent legibility in the dark. <strong>The</strong> fine grooved<br />

rays of the sunburst emanating from the center of the<br />

dial play with the light, lending a refined but dynamic<br />

touch.<br />

“Rituals of my Life”<br />

<strong>The</strong> launch of these two new Twenty~4 models is accompanied<br />

by a digital communication campaign addressing<br />

modern women sure of their taste, with an<br />

affinity for beauty and fine design. <strong>The</strong>y are independent<br />

women, living life to the full, with a range of interests.<br />

Patek Philippe chose as central theme “Rituals<br />

of my Life”: the precious personal moments that punctuate<br />

the modern woman’s life – such as the finishing<br />

touches before an evening out; a pause for a moment’s<br />

serenity at sunrise; or the luxury of taking time for<br />

herself by reading a book or performing the movements<br />

that bring her physical and mental wellbeing.<br />

Essential, intimate moments that are part of a woman’s<br />

life today and that some choose to feature as scenes to<br />

be shared with friends on the social media. <strong>The</strong> slogan<br />

“Begin your own tradition” underlines the link with the<br />

famous Patek Philippe “Generations” campaign by inviting<br />

the Twenty~4 woman to begin a long-term relationship<br />

with a brand that shares her values. <strong>The</strong> images<br />

and videos work together with a film describing the<br />

creative philosophy behind the Twenty~4 collection:<br />

a model of timeless design that has become a modern<br />

classic and the gold standard for the “manchette”<br />

watch. All of which is set to strengthen Patek Philippe’s<br />

increasing success in the ladies’ watch segment and in<br />

the hearts of women for whom style and beauty must<br />

pass the test of time.<br />

<strong>The</strong> distinctive shape of the two-tier rectangular case<br />

is underlined by two rows of 18 Top Wesselton Pure<br />

diamonds (approx. 0.42 ct) set with textbook precision.<br />

A Calatrava Cross, emblem of the Patek Philippe<br />

manufacture, embellishes the crown. <strong>The</strong> supple,<br />

comfortable bracelet, fitted with a fold-over clasp, is<br />

a jewel in its own right. Each component is manually<br />

finished and fully polished. <strong>The</strong> Patek Philippe caliber<br />

E15 quartz movement is made with the same devotion<br />

to fine workmanship as the manufacture’s mechanical<br />

movements. <strong>The</strong> new references 4910/1200A-001<br />

and 4910/1200A-010 with Arabic numerals replace<br />

the previous references 4910/10A-001, 4910/10A-010,<br />

4910/10A-011 and 4910/10A-012 with Roman numerals.<br />




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Passion for<br />

Fashion<br />





A tribute to the savoir-faire of the petites-mains in the House’s ateliers in Paris,<br />

several of whom started with Monsieur de Givenchy, “Givenchy Atelier” transposes<br />

Givenchy Couture techniques into an exclusive ready-to-wear capsule.<br />


Passion for<br />

Fashion<br />




Your time is precious – if you’re going to invest time<br />

in something, you want to come out with a winning<br />

result. So, if you’re thinking about visiting a tailor for<br />

the first time, it’s great to know ahead of time what<br />

to expect.<br />

So here’s what to ask your tailor – so you walk away<br />

with the suit that you really want.<br />

1. Which colours suit me?<br />

Because it’s not just about finding a colour you like.<br />

You may love magnolia and it may look great on your<br />

walls, but it might not be such a good match for your<br />

skin tone.<br />

Plus, it isn’t just a matter of being dark skinned or<br />

light skinned or somewhere in between. Everyone<br />

has an undertone to their skin, too.<br />

Generally, those with a light complexion should<br />

avoid grey suits as they can be draining. Those with<br />

olive toned or darker skin have a little more flexibility<br />

when it comes to suitable hues. However, it’s always<br />

advised to avoid tone-on-tone looks. Just like<br />

pastel shades wash out paler skin, brown won’t provide<br />

enough contrast for medium skin tones.<br />

Your tailor will offer a professional colour consultation<br />

to guide you when selecting the final fabric.<br />

2. And what about pattern?<br />

A good tailor will only suggest patterns to complement<br />

or enhance your size and shape.<br />

Shorter guys can look to pinstripes, which help to<br />

elongate the frame. If you’re larger or oval shaped,<br />

it’s best to stay away from unflattering horizontal<br />

stripes. <strong>The</strong> windowpane check looks smart and stylish<br />

on most, whilst also helping extra-slim frames look<br />

larger.<br />

If it’s your very first suit, we’d recommend starting<br />

classic in a universally flattering colour such as navy.<br />

As your tailored arsenal grows, you can begin to experiment<br />

with herringbone or chalk stripes for a confident<br />

stance.<br />

3. Which style works for my body shape?<br />

This question is imperative so you can walk out of your<br />

tailors feeling confident in a suit you love – that’s suited<br />

to your individual height and size.<br />


If you’re on the shorter side, look to a smaller trouser<br />

break that can help you look a little bit taller. Narrow<br />

shoulders? Peak lapels can help broaden this area.<br />

For tall men, make sure the leg length and sleeves are<br />

long enough so it’s clear the suit was professionally tailored<br />

and not bought off the rack. And while the double-breasted<br />

blazer works well on certain body frames,<br />

larger men should usually stick to single-breasted designs<br />

for a slimmer take.<br />

4. And how can I make sure my suit stands out from the<br />

crowd?<br />

Your final question… and one that means your tailor is<br />

intent on creating the very best suit around. Of course,<br />

the cut, fit and the quality of fabrics used all have a<br />

part to play in giving your new suit the ‘wow’ factor.<br />

You’re looking for the perfect blend of your personal<br />

style preferences with something that will stand the<br />

test of time.<br />

Those with a sartorial eye know that it’s all in the details.<br />

Nothing gives away bad quality like poor stitching,<br />

for instance. Remember, there’s a deep heritage<br />

to tailoring so ask where your tailor trained in his<br />

craft and the background of the company – if you hear<br />

words like ‘Mayfair’ then you know you’re joining distinguished<br />

clientele.<br />

So now it’s time to meet your tailor, armed with these<br />

four key questions that are going to result in a superlative<br />

suit.<br />






11AM, THU 26 NOV 2020<br />

<strong>The</strong> NGVWA’s first ever Virtual Garden Day brings you<br />

plant and design inspiration from some of Victoria’s most<br />

admired gardens.<br />

Join a unique online guided tour of artists’ and collectors’<br />

private gardens, with exclusive insights into their art<br />

and collections.<br />

All proceeds from this virtual program support art acquisition<br />

at the NGV.<br />

Online bookings required $30 (no GST)<br />

ngv.melbourne/ngvwavirtualgardenday2020<br />

Online video will be available to download from 11am (AEDT),<br />

Thu 26 Nov 2020<br />

Enquiries 03 8662 1573, 10am–5pm, Monday to Friday<br />


Jennifer<br />

Lempriere<br />

Margaret Preston Bird of paradise 1925 (detail) National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.<br />

Purchased, 1942 © Margaret Preston/Licensed by Copyright Agency, Australia

Britain’s world-famous racedays continue to take place behind closed doors<br />

as the racing industry remains focused on supporting the national effort<br />

against Covid-19 and taking care of its people and horses.<br />

When the time is right, we will be on hand once again to deliver bespoke<br />

experiences for your most valued clients at our nation’s historic and<br />

much-loved racecourses, stables and studs.<br />

We will treat your clients to unforgeeable behind-the-scenes encounters<br />

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 />

In anticipation, we would like to take this opportunity to invite our fellow<br />

members of <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> to get in touch and find out more.<br />

Most importantly, however, we would like to wish you continued good<br />

health for the remainder of 2020 and beyond.<br />

Should you wish to enquire,<br />

please contact:<br />

Minty Farquhar<br />

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

mfarquhar@greatbritishracing.com<br />

GBRI provides a bespoke service for individuals seeking to<br />

become an integral part of the prestigious and intricate sport<br />

of thoroughbred horseracing and breeding.<br />


Bianco<br />

Statuarietto<br />

Bianco Statuarietto.<br />

Visit Signorino to find your natural stone.<br />

Pamper yourself in luxury. Bianco<br />

Statuarietto is a classic looking<br />

natural stone, perfect for those who<br />

like the finer things in life.<br />

Whether it’s in a palatial bathroom,<br />

or a gourmet kitchen, Signorino<br />

stone adds a touch of elegance<br />

to any space.

Casa<br />

Goals<br />


CANVAS<br />

Synonymous with leisure, the foosball<br />

table gets a luxurious update<br />

in this Babyfoot canvas design. <strong>The</strong><br />

fully functional piece is covered in iconic<br />

Monogram and decorated with gold-color<br />

accents. <strong>The</strong> House’s immaculate detailing<br />

is reflected in the hand-painted players,<br />

inspired by the LV groom illustration from<br />

19<strong>21</strong>, and the charming enamel counting<br />

coins.<br />

Detailed Features<br />

• H 36.7 x W 62.6 x D 29 inches/H 93 x W<br />

159 x D 74 cm<br />

• Monogram<br />

• 60% canvas, 20% cowhide, 10% wood,<br />

7% metal, 3% rubber<br />

• Gold-color hardware<br />

• Hand-painted players<br />

• Enamel counting coins<br />

• Louis Vuitton signature engraving<br />

• For interior use only<br />

• Made in France<br />


Casa<br />

Goals<br />


Casa<br />

Goals<br />







Sicilian aesthetics and state of the art technology meet in<br />

this collaboration between Dolce&Gabbana and Smeg.<br />

Joining creative forces in a truly authentic Made in Italy<br />

project, discover Sicily is my Love: a unique collection of domestic<br />

appliances created by Smeg with distinct Dolce&Gabbana<br />

decorative motifs.<br />

Nothing will brighten up your kitchen quite like this blender,<br />

toaster, citrus juicer and kettle!<br />

<strong>The</strong> fusion of style, art, fashion design and appliance manufacturing<br />

results in a collection of original and unique electrical<br />

appliances.<br />

All the products are decorated with symbols that are inextricably<br />

associated to Sicily, and more generally with Italy and<br />

its cuisine, of which Smeg has always been an interpreter of<br />

excellence.<br />


Casa<br />

Goals<br />

<strong>The</strong> limited edition blender is characterized<br />

by a bright yellow base with traditional Sicilian<br />

decorations.<br />

<strong>The</strong> marvellous two-slice toaster is an exclusive<br />

limited edition, decorated with traditional<br />

motifs of the famous Sicilian carts.<br />

<strong>The</strong> limited edition kettle is characterized<br />

by the unique Sicilian cart motifs and colourful<br />

patterns.<br />

<strong>The</strong> limited edition citrus juicer tells an<br />

all-Sicilian story, adorned with different<br />

bright and vivacious colours.<br />


Casa<br />

Goals<br />



IO House have created a luxury fully off-grid living space<br />

for people who value privacy, design and nature. All the<br />

utilities you need are integrated and completely autonomous,<br />

including water, electricity, heating and Wi-Fi. A<br />

smart device is all that is required to monitor and manage<br />

your living experience.<br />

<strong>The</strong> SPACE by IO House offers you the most advanced<br />

conveniences of modern life with the smallest ecological<br />

footprint. <strong>The</strong>ir model has been constructed only with<br />

the best premium materials and they genuinely believe<br />

this is the future of modern living.<br />

Now more than ever, people are even more and more<br />

starting to look their own secret hideaways from the cities,<br />

somewhere calm and beautiful. iOhouse would be a<br />

perfect option for them. What differate them is the luxury<br />

factor- they are bringing luxury to off-grid living- and<br />

the living space is easily transportable.<br />

<strong>The</strong>ir luxury product is quite unique in its sector. <strong>The</strong>y<br />

would like to categorize this under a luxury product<br />

more than a luxury house. <strong>The</strong>ir buyer is someone who<br />

values quality, exclusivity and perfect blend of technology<br />

and art.<br />

Every detail – from the fittings and fixtures to the shape<br />

of the rooms – has been carefully considered and designed<br />

to maximize both the comfort and the aesthetics<br />

of the home. <strong>Luxury</strong> in living meets the tranquility of nature;<br />

only the most premium materials have been used in<br />

pursuit of the perfect balance.<br />

www.iohouse.se<br />


Casa<br />

Goals<br />


Casa<br />

Goals<br />


NAUU<br />

Avenida Luísa Todi, 301<br />

2900-464 Setúbal<br />

Mobile Phone +351 967 782 829<br />

www.nauudesign.com<br />

<strong>The</strong> historical richness of the various<br />

queens’ reigns throughout our History,<br />

contributed to the inspiration and creation<br />

of this exuberant sofa, opening doors to<br />

the freedom of creating unique and different<br />

pieces, but always with NAUU’s DNA.<br />

<strong>The</strong> rich details, the use of the noblest and finest<br />

materials and the choice for luxury upholstery<br />

with Christian Lacroix seal, make this piece the<br />

center of attention in any space, elevating its<br />

decoration to the supreme refinement.<br />


Casa<br />

Goals<br />


Global 7500<br />

<strong>The</strong> New Industry Flagship<br />

Longest range | Largest cabin | Smoothest ride<br />

Bombardier, Global, Global 7500 and Exceptional by design are registered or unregistered trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries. All information above is true at the time of publication. © 2019 Bombardier Inc.

Photographie : Ballade Studio - www.ballade-studio.com<br />


SINCE 1836<br />






Gastro<br />

Gusto<br />



78<br />

1964 provides inspiration to showcase<br />

craftsmanship and innovation<br />

to unite Black Bowmore and the<br />

Aston Martin DB5.<br />

Bowmore® Islay Single Malt Scotch<br />

Whisky and Aston Martin have unveiled<br />

their first collaborative creation;<br />

Black Bowmore DB5 1964.<br />

A striking concept which brings<br />

together an iconic whisky and a<br />

legendary car in a bottle of equal<br />

parts, featuring exceptional single<br />

malt and a genuine Aston Martin<br />

DB5 piston.<br />

With only 25 bottles for sale, this<br />

exceptionally rare Black Bowmore<br />

DB5 1964 is a celebration of time;<br />

a definitive moment in history for<br />

both Bowmore and Aston Martin. It<br />

is also a celebration of shared values<br />

and passions; showcasing great<br />

innovation and invention.<br />

A beautifully inspiring masterpiece;<br />

this unique, handcrafted vessel<br />

houses an equally exceptional single<br />

malt, Black Bowmore. Inspired<br />

by the past, but truly breath-taking<br />

in today’s world. <strong>The</strong> significance<br />

of 1964 is paramount. This represents<br />

a truly defining era of evolution<br />

for both Bowmore and Aston<br />

Martin.<br />

For Bowmore, 1964 is arguably<br />

one of the most significant points<br />

in the distillery’s 240-year history.<br />

<strong>The</strong> arrival of a new boiler saw<br />

the distillery enter the modern age<br />

of distilling as coal fires made way<br />

for steam in heating the stills. It<br />

was the first distillation from this<br />

new boiler that produced the spir-

Gastro<br />

Gusto<br />

it which was to become the iconic<br />

Black Bowmore; a sublimely rich<br />

and decadent single malt, reflected<br />

in awe-inspiring deep darkness.<br />

First distilled on 5 November 1964,<br />

over the years Black Bowmore has<br />

become one of the rarest and most<br />

sought-after single malt whiskies<br />

ever created. This latest release<br />

represents only the sixth bottling<br />

of this exquisite single malt. Since<br />

1993, only around six thousand bottles<br />

of Black Bowmore have been<br />

made available, thus adding to the<br />

desirability of this iconic whisky.<br />

David Turner, Distillery Manager<br />

at Bowmore commented “1964<br />

represents a significant date in<br />

the modern history of the distillery.<br />

Not only a key moment in how<br />

we distilled our spirit, but perhaps<br />

even more significant as this very<br />

spirit went onto create Black Bowmore.<br />

<strong>The</strong>se defining moments are<br />

fundamental to the history of Bowmore.<br />

This collaboration with Aston<br />

Martin has allowed us to once<br />

again showcase this iconic single<br />

malt in the most incredible way.”<br />

For Aston Martin, this was the era<br />

of their most iconic car. Launched<br />

in 1963 to considerable acclaim, the<br />

Aston Martin DB5 is now widely regarded<br />

as ‘the most famous car in<br />

the world’, not least by virtue of its<br />

links to the world’s most celebrated<br />

secret agent in 1964.<br />

On its debut the DB5 represented<br />

a subtle but important evolution<br />

over its immediate predecessor,<br />

the DB4 Series 5, not least by virtue<br />

of an increase in engine capacity to<br />

4.0-litres. This of course made the<br />

DB5 that much more of a sporting<br />

saloon which, combined with its<br />

exceptional styling, helped it to<br />

become one of the most desirable<br />

and admired sports cars of its generation.<br />

Sir David Brown, the then<br />

owner of Aston Martin Lagonda<br />

and the man who gave his initials<br />

to the ‘DB’ lineage, said of the car:<br />

“I believe it is the essential character<br />

of the DB5, and its ability to<br />

perform perfectly in all conditions,<br />

that makes this car so intensely<br />

satisfying to own.” It is this relentless<br />

pursuit of power with purpose<br />

that still helps to define the appeal<br />

of Aston Martin today.<br />

Marek Reichman, Executive Vice<br />

President and Chief Creative Officer<br />

of Aston Martin Lagonda, said:<br />

“This exciting new association with<br />

Bowmore gives us the perfect opportunity<br />

to celebrate a vital part<br />

of our star-studded history by<br />

combining the unrivalled appeal of<br />

the iconic DB5 with the cultured<br />

flavours of this world-renowned<br />

single malt.”<br />

In keeping with a commitment to<br />

true craftsmanship, the Black Bowmore<br />

DB5 bottle itself is handcrafted<br />

by Glasstorm, a bespoke contemporary<br />

glass studio, based in<br />

North East Scotland. With over 50<br />

years of glass design, sculpting and<br />

creative expertise, each bottle took<br />

up to one week to be complete,<br />

reflecting the continued thread of<br />

attention to detail and skill which<br />

defines this collaboration.<br />

Black Bowmore DB5 1964 is presented<br />

in a handmade presentation<br />

box; itself a work of art. Inspired<br />

by the distillery’s coastal home, the<br />

deep blue colour and wave embossing<br />

evoke a true sense of place.<br />

Created from the finest stringgrain<br />

calfskin, featuring a custom<br />

solid brass latch and hinges, plated<br />

with nickel, reflective of the DB5.<br />

<strong>The</strong> partners are set to unveil a series<br />

of collaborative projects and<br />

products over the coming months<br />

and years, ranging from exceptional<br />

experiences to design-led product<br />

initiatives with the goal of offering<br />

fans of the brands, across a<br />

broad spectrum, the opportunities<br />

to connect with the partnership.<br />


Gastro<br />

Gusto<br />





Spanning 130 breathtaking<br />

acres in the heart of the<br />

Hunter Valley, Winmark is<br />

not just a premium Chardonnay<br />

producer, but a destination. <strong>The</strong><br />

vineyards were established long ago<br />

under the renowned Pooles Rock<br />

label, which produced some of the<br />

finest Hunter Valley wines of its<br />

time. Karin Adcok purchased the<br />

property in 2016 and it became<br />

Winmark Wines – meaning ‘Fields of<br />

Vines’ in her Danish tongue. Its remarkable<br />

revival has seen the vineyard<br />

re-established with a team of<br />

highly skilled and passionate wine<br />

experts ensuring the road from the<br />

vines to the glass is optimised.<br />

Gastro<br />

Gusto<br />

Winmark Wines are delighted to<br />

offer members of <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong><br />

exclusive customised Corporate<br />

Gifting solutions. <strong>The</strong> 2019 Single<br />

Vineyard Reserve Chardonnay;<br />

meticulously crafted with aromas of<br />

roasted nuts and butterscotch with<br />

layers of citrus, apple, and honey<br />

melon is underscored with a creamy<br />

and velvet texture, can be signed by<br />

international consultant and winemaker<br />

John Belsham, and vigneron<br />

Karin Adcock for a gift that is truly<br />

unique.<br />

Karin, the former founder of Pandora<br />

Australia, has never lost her<br />

passion for fine jewellery and it<br />

was not long before the impressive<br />

Chardonnay vine leaves inspired<br />

the collaboration “Grapes by Winmark”<br />

with TuaMea, jewellery that<br />

is symbolic of travels and of course,<br />

love for wine. A range of sterling silver<br />

pieces from cufflinks to delicate<br />

vine leaf bracelets are available for<br />

inclusion in Winmark Wines corporate<br />

gifting.<br />

“Chardonnay is the Queen of white<br />

wine,” says John Belsham. And to appreciate<br />

wine of fine quality, fine<br />

glassware is important. It needs the<br />

balance and shape that allows the<br />

aromas to swirl. Fortunately, Winmark<br />

Wines can also assist with selecting<br />

the right glassware, and have<br />

your logo engraved ensuring your client<br />

will always raise their glass to you.<br />


Gastro<br />

Gusto<br />



Nicolas Brochet went on to develop<br />

and manage some of the most<br />

successful restaurants globally,<br />

including Matignon and L’Opéra in<br />

Paris, La Petite Plage, and Kinugawa in<br />

Saint-Tropez. His curatorial expertise<br />

is presently expanding into Dubai, the<br />

UAE, where he currently resides.<br />

What can you say about your<br />

bright career?<br />

It’s a true blessing and an absolute<br />

pleasure to run business in these locations<br />

as these are definitely my places of<br />

power which give me an endless burst<br />

of energy and desire to create more and<br />

more beautiful events and projects.<br />

What is your background?<br />

My parents gave me the best things a<br />

parent could give to a child, that is love<br />

and value. And when I lost them when<br />

I was 20 years old, my best friend became<br />

my only family. Though it has always<br />

been my thing to make parties<br />

and feasts for people around me, oddly,<br />

it was that exact time when I came up<br />

with the idea of hospitality and decided<br />

to make it my lifetime business. I¹m a<br />

luxury gypsy and I like to discover new<br />

places, new flavors, new sensations as it<br />

always gives me new ideas to put in my<br />

new projects.<br />

What is your motivation?<br />

extra motivation because life itself is the<br />

most powerful and effective motivator.<br />

Each new day gives me the possibility to<br />

make life more beautiful, and the people<br />

around me much happier! Sounds pretty<br />

motivating, don’t you think?<br />

What inspired you to create in<br />

the nearest future the <strong>International</strong><br />

Fashion Music Art Festival<br />

Magic Island Abu Dhabi?<br />

During the whole period of lockdown,<br />

we all had an invaluable and unique<br />

opportunity to slow down and explore<br />

ourselves, understand ourselves better.<br />

And I took full advantage of it. I clearly<br />

understood what I wanted to do and<br />

what I didn¹t want to lose my time on.<br />

Music, Art, and Fashion are the three<br />

greatest passions of my life. I felt the<br />

urge to share these passions with thousands<br />

of people in the most bright, fascinating,<br />

and outstanding manner and a<br />

Festival is just a perfect way to do it.<br />

What was the inspiration behind<br />

the <strong>International</strong> Fashion<br />

Music Art Festival?<br />

<strong>The</strong> desire to make life more beautiful.<br />

Life is precious and fleeting, so, I think<br />

we should seize every opportunity to<br />

celebrate life and things which make<br />

our lives bright and vibrant. For me<br />

these things are Art, Music and Fashion.<br />

<strong>The</strong>y are eternal and give sense to life.<br />

I am so deeply grateful for each new day<br />

of my life that I don’t think I need any<br />


Gastro<br />

Gusto<br />

Why have you chosen Nurai Magic Island as a place to hold such an iconic event?<br />

I discovered Nurai during this period of lockdown and had an absolutely magical, peaceful, and<br />

spiritual experience there, at the so-called Maldives of UAE. And now, I want to share and savor all<br />

these emotions once again. But this time, together with my friends and guests of the festival.<br />

What can you tell us about your<br />

future projects?<br />

Definitely, most of my future projects will<br />

be in my home, my place of power UAE,<br />

because I feel so happy in this amazing<br />

country. My new projects will involve new<br />

diverse events, hospitality, and finance.<br />

What advice are you remembering<br />

to keep yourself going?<br />

Always follow your dreams and live your<br />

life like a dream, generously sharing happiness,<br />

passion, and love as I believe in the<br />

simple law of the universe: “<strong>The</strong> more you<br />

give with a pure heart, the more you get in<br />

return.”<br />

May all your days be merry and all your<br />

dreams come true!<br />


FINE HAS<br />




Tech<br />

Trends<br />

88<br />

LG Electronics (LG) announced that six-time Formula<br />

One World Champion Lewis Hamilton has been<br />

signed to be the global ambassador for its LG SIGNA-<br />

TURE, the company’s premium home solutions brand.<br />

Hamilton will initially star in a new campaign to communicate<br />

the brand’s philosophy, “Art Inspires Technology,<br />

Technology Completes Art.”<br />

In the new campaign, Hamilton will share with audiences<br />

his thoughts on how to lead a stylish, sophisticated<br />

life, what motivates him to be the best in his<br />

field and how LG SIGNATURE embodies his lifestyle.<br />

<strong>The</strong> collaboration celebrates the elegance and joy of<br />

living a good life, with Hamilton and LG SIGNATURE<br />

demonstrating that being at the top of one’s game<br />

takes hard work and effort.<br />

As a man of many talents with an eye for detail and<br />

design, Hamilton is the epitome of skill, style and precision.<br />

Hamilton’s role as an LG SIGNATURE Performance<br />

Endorser will highlight the peerless performance<br />

of the brand’s premium lifestyle solutions.<br />

“LG SIGNATURE is a brand that strives to be the best<br />

in everything it does, which is what appealed to me<br />

in the first place,” said Hamilton, “Its state-of-the-art<br />

living solutions seamlessly combine the latest technologies<br />

and superior design to achieve the ultimate<br />

in performance, not willing to settle for second-best.”<br />

“Tireless in his quest for perfection in all areas, Lewis<br />

Hamilton is the embodiment of what LG SIGNATURE<br />

stands for,” said Kim Jin-hong, head of LG’s Global<br />

Marketing Center. “Influential in both sports and<br />

fashion, Lewis represents an aspirational figure who<br />

exudes both artistry and technology. We’re incredibly<br />

proud to have him on board.”<br />

LG SIGNATURE offers a diverse and growing lineup<br />

that includes new 88- and 77-inch 8K OLED TVs, Wine<br />

Cellar, InstaView Door-in-Door refrigerator, TWIN-<br />

Wash washing machine and more. Uncompromising<br />

quality and a focus on the essentials are built into every<br />

one of the brand’s innovative products. To learn<br />

more about LG SIGNATURE, please visit www.LGSIG-<br />


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Tech<br />

Trends<br />



Beryllium-plated single dynamic In-ear monitor (IEM) - FiiO FD1<br />

Constructed with high-end beryllium,<br />

known for being lightweight,<br />

thin yet extremely rigid,<br />

FiiO FD1 is an extraordinary<br />

configuration. Designed with an<br />

N50 two-way magnetic circuit,<br />

FD1 is a step above the rest.<br />

It has a 55% magnetic flux promotion<br />

and nearly 1 Tesla of<br />

magnetic field intensity as compared<br />

to the traditional single<br />

magnetic circuit. <strong>The</strong> N50 circuit<br />

propels sounds with more<br />

magnetic field intensity, enabling<br />

energetic, robust and transient bass performances – euphonious to the ears. FD1 is sure to capture the<br />

hearts of your gadget geek with its ability to fully show up the charm of music with details.<br />

True-wireless headphones - 1MORE ColorBuds<br />

Stumped on what tech gifts to<br />

get for the ladies?<br />

<strong>The</strong> 1More ColorBuds True<br />

Wireless Headphones are the<br />

ultimate everyday earbuds for<br />

anyone needing excellent sound,<br />

convenient controls, portability<br />

and a pop of colour. Stand out<br />

in the crowd with 4 dazzling colours<br />

and a sleek metallic finish<br />

with the new 1More colour earbuds<br />

— Midnight Black, Twilight<br />

Gold, Sakura Pink or Spearmint<br />

Green. <strong>The</strong> aesthetically pleasing<br />

earbuds are not just stylish, and cute earbuds to own. Like all 1More products, the ColorBuds Headphones<br />

are expertly tuned by Grammy Award winning sound engineer, Luca Bignardi, and backed by Mandopop star,<br />

Jay Chou. Weighing only 4.1g per earbud, the 1More Colorbuds True Wireless Headphones are lightweight<br />

and compact, making it easy and portable to bring around in your pocket - a perfect gift all ladies would love.<br />


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Planar magnetic gaming headsets - Audeze Penrose and Penrose X<br />

Level up your gift-giving powers<br />

for the gamers!<br />

<strong>The</strong> Penrose combines Audeze’s<br />

award-winning planar magnetic<br />

driver technology with a broadcast-quality<br />

microphone engineered<br />

for enhanced chat and<br />

streaming, transforming your<br />

gaming experience forever. Designed<br />

with Microsoft’s Xbox<br />

Series X and Sony’s PlayStation<br />

5 in mind, Penrose is equipped<br />

with Audeze’s patented 100mm<br />

Planar Magnetic driver technology,<br />

a cut above the rest in terms of audio clarity and detail. With Penrose and Penrose X high performance<br />

dual wireless connection, experience zero interruptions to your gameplay. <strong>The</strong> onboard Bluetooth 5.0 enables<br />

Penrose to be connected to mobile devices, with support for SBC and AAC codecs – gamers can chat from<br />

their mobile without interrupting their game.<br />

World’s first multi DAC digital audio player - Astell&Kern SE200<br />

<strong>The</strong> second model of the premium<br />

A&futura line, SE200 retained<br />

the look and feel of its<br />

predecessor but upgraded in<br />

terms of features and functions.<br />

It encapsulates the philosophy<br />

of the A&futura line — to innovate<br />

and pursue fundamentally<br />

different sounds from other<br />

audio players in the market.<br />

SE200 has the ability to select<br />

one of the two DACs to provide<br />

a different sound characteristic<br />

and also further customise your<br />

sound by choosing from a variety of DAC filters provided by the DAC manufacturer. Your tech junkie will have<br />

the flexibility to tweak and create their own sound.<br />

Where to buy:<br />

FiiO FD1, Astell&Kern SE200, 1MORE ColorBuds, Audeze Penrose and Penrose X are available at<br />

AV One (https://av1group.com.sg).<br />


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Unwind in Style at the Cardrona Terraces. This<br />

eco-friendly luxury lodge is located within a<br />

five minute drive of the Wanaka township.<br />

<strong>The</strong> lodge showcasing the very best of New Zealand<br />

food and wine, with the freshest local ingredients.<br />

Each stay includes:<br />

• A Luxurious king size room with ensuite bathroom<br />

• Pre-dinner drinks and canapes<br />

• 4 course meal, including local wines and beers<br />

• Daily gourmet breakfast<br />

• Heated swimming pool<br />

<strong>The</strong> lodge has six king size bedrooms which can be<br />

booked individually, or exclusive use of the entire<br />

lodge.<br />

No matter which season you visit, there is always<br />

plenty to do in and around the lodge. In summer, outdoor<br />

pursuits include hiking, mountain biking, fishing,<br />

kayaking, jetboating and paragliding. In winter, a<br />

huge range of world-class ski fields are at your doorstep.<br />

Cardona Terraces can organise corporate or incentive<br />

itineraries with your specific objectives I mind and we<br />

look forward to welcoming them as a member.<br />


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Situated along the magnificent Maruia River and protected by mountains from the east and west, the<br />

Maruia River Retreat is a stunning boutique lodge where guests can relax, reconnect, explore and<br />

celebrate.<br />

With only 7 luxury villas within a 500-acre nature estate, guests are welcomed with a sense of being far<br />

away from the clutter of everyday life, and invited to find shelter at the core of what is truly beautiful and<br />

peaceful.<br />

“Maruia” (ma-roo-ee-ah) – Maori, adj. meaning “sheltered or shaded”<br />

Taking its name from the stunning river valley it is nestled in, the Maruia River Retreat lies at the heart<br />

of an extensive natural estate encompassing a pristine native Beech forest, long-established gardens,<br />

walking trails and terraced paddocks at the top of New Zealand’s breath taking South Island.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Maruia River Retreat is a convenient 2-hour scenic drive from Nelson, 3 hours from Christchurch<br />

and right in the centre of New Zealand. Truly in the middle of nowhere, yet in the centre of everything<br />

wonderful that New Zealand has to offer.<br />


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Offer to <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong><br />

Members:<br />

• Exclusive & tailored in person and virtual<br />

events<br />

• Bespoke and exclusive experiences at<br />

wineries and associated restaurants<br />

• Access to winemakers and ambassadors<br />

• Access to our luxury portfolio of wines at<br />

member pricing<br />

• Exclusive luxury gifting options<br />

• Access to a personal wine advisor<br />

• Cellar building assistance and curated<br />

wine education programs<br />


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As custodians of some of the world’s most<br />

iconic wineries, Treasury Wine Estates<br />

(TWE) is proud to share the incredible<br />

stories that great bottles of wine can tell – to<br />

all wine lovers. Showcasing wines from many<br />

of the great winemaking regions in the world,<br />

our wineries have been at the forefront of taking<br />

luxury Australian wine to the world since<br />

the Australian wine industry was born in the<br />

1840’s.<br />

From the iconic Penfolds, founded in 1844 by<br />

Dr Christopher Penfolds, the 160 year-old Saltram<br />

of the Barossa Valley, Seppelt (the first<br />

to make sparkling wines in Australia) to the<br />

famous Wynns of Coonawarra and many other<br />

award winning wineries – all have contributed<br />

to the history and fabric of the Australia<br />

Wine Industry. Each winery has a real sense of<br />

place, style and character.<br />

Vineyards and wineries that are steeped in<br />

history and age, full of character and delivering<br />

the most amazing consumer experiences.<br />

Old vines, historic landmarks, comprehensive<br />

and enthralling stories. All brought to life by<br />

the passionate people that work there and of<br />

course the amazing wines.<br />


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<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> New Zealand welcomes new member<br />

Edison. Discover your unique blueprint to optimal health<br />

using intelligent, data-driven technologies. Edison use the<br />

data in your DNA, along with a variety of clinical health assessments<br />

and ongoing check-ups, to create actionable healthcare<br />

advice that’s personalised to your life. Edison – Optimal Health<br />

for Life.<br />


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We are delighted to announce Jaguar Land Rover New Zealand<br />

as a new member of <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> New Zealand,<br />

bringing the Jaguar, Land Rover and Range Rover<br />

luxury vehicle brands to our members and guests.<br />

Jaguar Land Rover kicked off the start of their membership with<br />

a beautiful Sculptureum Camille Rosé release lunch and Jaguar<br />

Land Rover drive experience last September.<br />


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USD 350.00 l Available at louisvuitton.com<br />

B. Cellreturn LED Mask [Platinum/1026LEDs]<br />

USD 2,100.00 l Available at cellreturn.com<br />

C. Juste Un Clou Cufflinks by Cartier<br />

USD 10,900+ l Available at cartier.com<br />

D. Molekule Air Purifier<br />

USD 799.00 l Available at molekule.com<br />

E. Avalon Vibration Throw Blanket by Hermès<br />

USD 1,575.00 l Available at hermes.com<br />

F. <strong>The</strong> Macallan 25 Year Old Sherry Oak (2020 Release)<br />

USD 1,615+ l Available at themacallan.com<br />

G. Tom Ford Grand Sporty Prince of Wales Atticus Jacket<br />

USD 4,330.00 l Available at tomford.com<br />

H. <strong>The</strong> Skull Perfume by Phillip Plein<br />

USD 445.00 l Available at plein.com<br />

I. Medusa Lumière Haze Champagne set by Versace<br />

USD 630.00 l Available at versace.com<br />

J. Beosound 2 by Bang & Olufsen<br />

USD 2,500.00 l Available at bang-olufsen.com<br />

K. Gucci Aviator Sunglasses<br />

USD 595.00 l Available at gucci.com<br />

L. Smeg & Dolce&Gabbana Espresso Coffee Machine<br />

USD 1,351.41 l Available at formadore.com<br />


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COVID-19 HERO:<br />

DJ CUPPY<br />

• Please tell us a bit about yourself<br />

2 Sep 2020 - <strong>The</strong> Covid Hero campaign by <strong>The</strong><br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> Nigeria, in partnership with<br />

Business Day, and Robert Taylor Media aims to<br />

applaud outstanding individuals and organisations,<br />

whose work is critical to the survival of<br />

Nigeria in these unprecedented and challenging<br />

times. It’s driven by the company’s ethos of<br />

partnership and collaboration for greater impact<br />

- especially in the ongoing fight against the<br />

coronavirus.<br />

<strong>The</strong> next hero under the spotlight is DJ Cuppy.<br />

A world-renowned Disc Jockey and artist who<br />

recently released her highly-anticipated debut<br />

album, Original Copy, on <strong>21</strong>st of August 2020,<br />

Cuppy is a multi-talented individual with a<br />

plethora of interests. Philanthropy is one of<br />

such, and she is especially passionate about the<br />

African child. She founded the Cuppy Foundation<br />

in July 2018, and over the months since the<br />

coronavirus pandemic, the Foundation’s commitment<br />

to keeping the fight against Covid – 19<br />

has been relentless and focused. In partnership<br />

with some global partners such as Save the<br />

children, the Foundation has supplied PPE and<br />

PPC to Lagos State Government, the Ministry<br />

of Health in Abuja and the Red Cross Society<br />

of Nigeria.<br />

My name is Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola globally known<br />

as Cuppy. I am a professional Disc Jockey, creative,<br />

producer and philanthropist. I am very passionate<br />

about protecting and empowering the minorities in<br />

the society and that is why I founded the Cuppy Foundation.<br />

I strongly believe that we all have a part to contribute<br />

in making the world better. I’m committed to<br />

using my platform and resources to help provide the<br />

much needed health care, facilities and education especially<br />

for our African children and people living with<br />

disabilities so they are equipped to live comfortably<br />

and compete on a global level.<br />

• Please share some of your career highlights<br />

to-date, to give us a picture about<br />

your professional background<br />

I’ve had quite a number of career highlights for which i<br />

feel truly blessed that my hard work has met with success.<br />

I’m so proud of my African heritage and always<br />

have a sense of fulfillment when I’m given the opportunity<br />

to serve. In 2015, I had the honor of DJing at<br />

President Buhari’s inauguration; It was a very fantastic<br />

opportunity and I felt really patriotic. In whatever I do<br />

I want to always be an advocate of Africa. So when I got<br />

the opportunity to host my own radio show , Africa<br />

Now on Apple Music, I was beyond elated about being<br />

the host of such a phenomenal show created by Africans<br />

for Africans that celebrates our unique sound and<br />

culture. Also, in 2019 when my foundation, the Cuppy<br />

foundation held a gold gala, attracting dignitaries from<br />

within and outside Nigeria and they made wholesome<br />

donations to the foundation. It was humbling to see<br />

people I look up to key into my dreams and visions for<br />

the African child.<br />


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• How have you been affected by the covid-19<br />

crisis?<br />

Covid-19 definitely threw a wrench in plans made for<br />

2020. Nobody envisaged a pandemic of this magnitude<br />

when setting goals for the year. <strong>The</strong> need to limit all<br />

forms of physical contact has definitely shifted the<br />

perspective. We’ve had to adjust to the current reality<br />

and shift solely to virtual gatherings. I really miss live<br />

performances but being optimistic about the near future<br />

has helped get through it.<br />

I’ve had to stay focused and still work on my plans<br />

for the year as much as possible. I’ve definitely grown<br />

significantly since the beginning of the pandemic and<br />

found ways to stay productive. It’s been an opportunity<br />

for me to self reflect, learn new things like playing<br />

the guitar, finish my debut album whilst still making an<br />

impact within the vulnerable communities. Also, I got<br />

to start my new radio show, Africa Now.<br />

• What challenges have you faced personally<br />

during this pandemic?<br />

It’s not been easy adjusting to the present reality especially<br />

because I am an extrovert. I really thrive on<br />

social interactions as a creative. My job as a DJ has me<br />

traveling a lot, interacting physically and exchanging<br />

energies. So having to stay home for such a long period<br />

of time has been really hard and took a lot of getting<br />

used to. I really miss live performances and can’t wait<br />

for it to be safe once again to spread happiness doing<br />

what I love.<br />

• How has the viral outbreak impacted your<br />

business/career/work?<br />

Definitely! I had bookings that had to be cancelled, my<br />

album release was postponed and a number of other<br />

projects put on hold. Being one to always make the<br />

most of my time, I had to be proactive and get things<br />

moving. I started working on projects with some partners<br />

of the Cuppy Foundation and began working on<br />

finding ways to aid the fight against the pandemic and<br />

better protect the front line workers. I finished my<br />

debut album which would be out globally soon and<br />

started my radio show. Not bad for staying at work<br />

home!<br />

• In what ways has your organization adapted<br />

to this season?<br />

<strong>The</strong> Cuppy Foundation has had to adapt to functioning<br />

virtually whilst ensuring that we still make the desired<br />

impact. We’ve been able to execute major projects following<br />

all safety measures for our staff and beneficiaries.<br />

In partnership with Save the Children <strong>International</strong><br />

and Stallion Empowerment Initiative, we were<br />

able to distribute PPEs, face masks, sanitizers, hand<br />

washing bowls and stands to state governments and<br />

the Nigerian Red Cross society. It’s so fulfilling to be<br />

able to still work on our vision during this season.<br />

• What inspired your covid-19 response?<br />

<strong>The</strong> need to protect the front line workers. Here were<br />

people making the sacrifice to help curb the spread of<br />

the virus while we stayed safe at home. I made the decision<br />

to allocate 50 million naira as a commitment to<br />

the relentless fight against the virus. Beyond spreading<br />

awareness, we had to take actions and I’m happy<br />

that we were able to make a contribution.<br />

• What is your daily motivation and the<br />

driving force that keeps you going?<br />

I’m immensely grateful for the opportunities I’ve gotten<br />

and never take any of it for granted. I’ve grown<br />

from being a young girl with dreams to a woman with a<br />

global vision. My talent is a platform for more things to<br />

come and everyday the Cuppy mission gets even bigger.<br />

I have the most supportive fans, friends and family<br />

rooting for me and I’m very determined not to let<br />

them down. <strong>The</strong>ir love spurs me on and motivates me<br />

to keep pushing no matter how rough or tough things<br />

get.<br />

• What has the general response been to<br />

your project?<br />

<strong>The</strong> general response to the several projects we have<br />

carried out so far have been very positive. <strong>The</strong> evident<br />

happiness of Beneficiaries make all our efforts<br />

worthwhile. Feedback from our partners, sponsors<br />

and followers have been amazing. We have also seen<br />

our projects inspire others to take responsibility and<br />

participate in impacting their communities.

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• What has been the most testing<br />

or challenging part of the process<br />

to-date<br />

Time! I have a very tight schedule and before<br />

the pandemic I was, hardly ever in a<br />

particular country for more than a few days.<br />

<strong>The</strong> solution to that was to get a team that<br />

understood my vision for the foundation so<br />

that even when I’m not physically present,<br />

we still optimally impacting lives.<br />

• What are the positives you will<br />

take away from this experience?<br />

<strong>The</strong> joy and fulfillment that comes from impacting<br />

lives can not be quantified. In 2019,<br />

I took a trip to IDP camps in the northern<br />

part of Nigeria, to personally assess and<br />

see the work we had ongoing there in partnership<br />

with Save the Children. I was really<br />

grateful to see the difference that had been<br />

made in their lives, especially the children.<br />

<strong>The</strong>ir eyes held so much hope and gratitude<br />

that we had come all the way to spend<br />

time with them and gift them the items we<br />

brought along.<br />

• What is the end goal for your vision and<br />

what would you like your legacy to be?<br />

<strong>The</strong> end goal is to create a balance in Africa and the<br />

world at large for every child to have an equal playing<br />

field to achieve their dreams. I want to empower<br />

people to look beyond their disabilities and instead see<br />

them as just a slight bump in their path to success.<br />

I want to be a beacon of hope and light; a representation<br />

of fearlessness to be the best original version of<br />

yourself. I think I’m on the right path.<br />

• What advice do you have for the public<br />

and/or government with regards to the<br />

current crisis and its impact on the citizens<br />

of Nigeria?<br />

Im quite proud of the efforts of the government in<br />

stemming the tide of the virus. <strong>The</strong>ir efforts have been<br />

remarkable and we appreciate that. My advice would<br />

be that everyone plays their part to reduce the negatives<br />

caused by the pandemic. From adhering to safety<br />

precautions to helping with resources if you can, I believe<br />

that if we work together as a nation, we will over<br />

come this sooner.<br />

• How do you feel about being called a hero?<br />

I most certainly don’t see myself as a hero. I’m just doing<br />

my part and giving back from what I’ve been blessed<br />

with.<br />

• What are your hopes for the future of Nigeria<br />

post-covid?<br />

My hope for Nigeria post Covid is that the economy is<br />

able to bounce back fully and multiply greatly as well.<br />

We’ve always been strong people and come out the<br />

better in the past so I’m quite certain that this wouldn’t<br />

be an exception. When this is over, I’m looking forward<br />

to celebrating with fellow Nigerians at a Cuppy party.<br />


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24 Sep 2020 - Precious stones workshop at Sutcliffe<br />

topped off with an Interactive dining experience with<br />

Gaggenau ambassador chef Des Harris. An exclusive<br />

group of guests were treated to a precious stones<br />

workshop personally hosted by Brent Sutcliffe of Sutcliffe<br />

Jewellery. Brent explained the difference between<br />

the cut, colours and sizes of gemstones, allowing<br />

the guests to personally model the beautiful jewels.<br />

Guests were then treated to an interactive dining experience<br />

at Unserhaus with Gaggenau ambassador<br />

Chef Des Harris, matched with exquisite wines from<br />

Pyramid Valley Wines.<br />


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14 Oct 2020 - <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong><br />

NZ hosted an additional informative<br />

China Division workshop at<br />

the Northern Club on October 14th.<br />

This was an interactive workshop<br />

focusing on the digital platforms<br />

being used by the Chinese. Royal<br />

Reed of Prestige Consulting spoke<br />

about her experience with Chinese<br />

consumers of luxury goods and services<br />

and how to engage them.<br />

This was followed by a presentation<br />

from SkyKiwi, the largest Chinese<br />

digital platform in New Zealand.<br />

SkyKiwi explained all the digital<br />

platforms now in use by Chinese<br />

consumers, and how SkyKiwi specifically<br />

engage Chinese consumers in<br />

New Zealand.<br />

<strong>The</strong> next workshop from the TLN<br />

China Division will be on February<br />

11th and will focus on LiveStreaming.<br />




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