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MASTERPIECE<br />

By Pommery<br />

TO NEW BEGINNINGS<br />

ISSUE <strong>22</strong> | JAN - FEB 2021


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 />

Is 2020 a year to forget or to remember?<br />

I am sure we all agree that this is the strangest year we all have ever encountered, but was it a year of changes<br />

in how we work, learn and interact as social distancing guidelines have led to a more virtual existence, both<br />

personally and professionally.<br />

We all now understand that something out there can change the course of humanity and life as it was not a war,<br />

not an earthquake, not politics, but something invisible for the human eye.<br />

At the same time, there is good news as far as our health is concerned. From lifestyle changes to better eating<br />

habits, people are using this time to get healthier in many areas.<br />

<strong>The</strong>se lessons are deeply personal and differ in each household. Still, they speak of an experience shared<br />

worldwide.<br />

My best wishes goes to all luxury brands who have taken action and planning for the recovery to shape the<br />

future of our industry.<br />

My last wishes for the new year is hoping that this pandemic will help us to build up something more meaningful<br />

for us, for our families, for our countries and for everyone around us.<br />

Have a fantastic 2021 with new beginnings.<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 />

@theluxurynetwork


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highlights<br />

ISSUE <strong>22</strong> | Jan - Feb 2021<br />

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<strong>The</strong> New Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series<br />

28<br />

Now Open: Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok<br />

48<br />

Most Luxurious Yoga Mats to Invest in Right Now<br />

52<br />

Big Bang Unico Berluti Cold Brown<br />

54<br />

Chaumet: Bee My Love<br />

62<br />

Richard Mille Launches its Most Complicated Automatic Calibre Watch<br />

68<br />

Exclusive: Elie Saab Joins Amazon’s <strong>Luxury</strong> Stores<br />

88<br />

Bang & Olufsen Expands its Beovision TV Portfolio<br />

99<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> New Zealand Celebrates the Melbourne Cup<br />

100<br />

A TLN UAE <strong>Luxury</strong> Evening and <strong>Network</strong>ing Event at the 99 Sushi Bar<br />

112<br />

Jo Malone London Gatsby-Inspired Christmas 2020 Collection<br />

Exclusive Preview


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FERRARI 488 GT MODIFICATA -<br />

GREATER POWER FOR A TRACK ICON<br />

Ferrari presents the new 488 GT<br />

Modificata, a limited edition car<br />

that incorporates the technology<br />

developed for the 488 GT3 and 488<br />

GTE, transcending the limits imposed<br />

by technical and sporting regulations<br />

to exploit its full potential.<br />

<strong>The</strong> 488 GT Modificata is exclusively<br />

for use during track days and at Ferrari<br />

Club Competizioni GT events.<br />

Greater power. <strong>The</strong> car’s name includes<br />

the word “Modificata”, which<br />

in Ferrari jargon means designs that<br />

have been evolved for better performance.<br />

It maximises the already<br />

outstanding performance of the 488<br />

GT3 and the 488 GTE by combining<br />

their most effective and innovative<br />

solutions, as well as developing<br />

new technologies linked mainly to<br />

a powertrain no longer limited by<br />

the FIA Balance of Performance.<br />

<strong>The</strong> legendary twin-turbo V8 was<br />

subject to advanced research,<br />

which resulted in specific components<br />

and the carry-over of materials<br />

from the racing engine. <strong>The</strong><br />

maximum power delivered by the<br />

engine is now around 700 cv, due<br />

to the use of innovative solutions<br />

and more extreme and high-performance<br />

mapping. All this without<br />

compromising Ferrari’s proverbial<br />

reliability. <strong>The</strong> gearbox, available<br />

with different transmission ratios,<br />

and the carbon-fibre clutch, help<br />

to manage the increased power and<br />

torque delivered by the engine.<br />

Noble origins. <strong>The</strong> 488 GT Modificata<br />

is a perfect synthesis between<br />

the 488 GTE that competes in the<br />

World Endurance Championship<br />

and the 488 GT3, queen of GT racing.<br />

<strong>The</strong>se are some of the most<br />

successful models in the history of<br />

the Prancing Horse. This is clear<br />

from the over 350 wins and 630 podiums<br />

in national and international<br />

races secured by the 488 GT3 along<br />

with the FIA World Endurance<br />

Championship Drivers’, Teams’ and<br />

Manufacturers’ titles, and the 488<br />

GTE’s triumph in the 24 Hours of Le<br />

Mans and the Petit Le Mans.<br />

After intense development work on<br />

the Nordschleife the 488 GT Modificata<br />

benefits from completely<br />

revamped high-downforce aerodynamics,<br />

shifting the pressure centre<br />

forward. This generates higher<br />

downforce at the front without<br />

increasing overall drag, making for<br />

better efficiency and sensitivity to<br />

changes in rear wing angle. Apart<br />

from the aluminium roof and uprights,<br />

the bodywork is entirely in<br />

carbon-fibre like the 488 GTE. This<br />

contributes to a downforce of over<br />

1000 kg at 230 km/h.<br />

Winning dynamics. When defining<br />

the vehicle dynamics of the 488 GT<br />

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Modificata the engineers opted to<br />

use the 488 GTE’s suspension. <strong>The</strong><br />

braking system was developed in<br />

partnership with Brembo. It features<br />

the low residual torque callipers<br />

that are fitted to world championship<br />

cars, coupled with an ABS<br />

system borrowed from the 488 GT3<br />

Evo 2020, with specific settings.<br />

This synergy provides drivers with<br />

formidable handling and powerful,<br />

stable braking with limited fading.<br />

Unique equipment. <strong>The</strong> extensive<br />

standard equipment of the 488 GT<br />

Modificata includes a V-Box acquisition<br />

system, which is combined<br />

with Bosch’s telemetry data acquisition<br />

system. <strong>The</strong> expandable system<br />

allows data to be downloaded<br />

directly onto a USB stick. <strong>The</strong><br />

high-resolution rear-view camera,<br />

second seat and TPMS system for<br />

measuring tyre temperature and<br />

pressure also all come as standard.<br />

Full personalisation. Like all Ferraris,<br />

the 488 GT Modificata offers<br />

customers a wide range of customisation<br />

options for both the exterior<br />

and interior. <strong>The</strong> car, produced<br />

in a very limited series, will initially<br />

only be for drivers who, in recent<br />

years, have participated in Competizioni<br />

GT with Ferrari or Club<br />

Competizioni GT.<br />

Club Competizioni GT. <strong>The</strong> 488<br />

GT Modificata will be admitted to<br />

Club Competizioni GT events, an<br />

initiative that is carving out an increasingly<br />

prominent place among<br />

Ferrari’s track activities. <strong>The</strong> aim of<br />

Club Competizioni GT is to bring<br />

back to the track the most significant<br />

and successful cars in the<br />

recent history of Prancing Horse<br />

closed-wheel racing, from the F40<br />

Competizione to the more recent<br />

488 GT3 and GTE. In 2021, customers<br />

will have the chance to participate<br />

in five events on tracks that<br />

bring out both the handling and dynamic<br />

qualities of the cars, such as<br />

the Virginia <strong>International</strong> Raceway,<br />

Monza, Watkins Glen, Suzuka and<br />

Nürburgring, as well as the Finali<br />

Mondiali.<br />

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WITH THE NEW TROFEO<br />

COLLECTION, GHIBLI AND<br />

QUATTROPORTE ARE TRANSFORMED<br />

INTO MASERATI SUPER-SEDANS<br />

Modena, August 10th 2020 –<br />

First came Levante, presented<br />

in 2018, as the Granturismo<br />

philosophy in the body of an<br />

SUV with a potential speed of<br />

302 kilometres an hour.<br />

Now, Ghibli and Quattroporte will be available in the Trofeo version, the top<br />

of the Maserati range. <strong>The</strong> brand’s trident – performance, style and flawless<br />

handling – honed to perfection. <strong>The</strong>y will boast the same distinguishing<br />

features, remaining true to their original identities – sedans according to<br />

Maserati – but in a superlative new expression. <strong>The</strong>y are to the previous<br />

versions what Flash is to Barry Allen, what Batman is to Bruce Wayne or<br />

Superman to Clark Kent. No capes or lasers beaming from the headlights,<br />

however, they have the power to hit 326 kilometres an hour: the fastest<br />

factory-issued Maserati sedans ever. <strong>The</strong>y represent the ultra-modern fulfilment<br />

of the brand’s racing promise, which in the 1960’s came up with the<br />

concept of a sporty luxury sedan model. Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo<br />

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represent a further evolution of the sedan, destiny’s<br />

children sporting carbon-fibre inserts. And they are<br />

also immune to kryptonite.<br />

Animated by a 580 horsepower V8 engine, they will<br />

speed along on 21-inch wheels, the largest sizes within<br />

this range. <strong>The</strong> hood of the Ghibli, already considered<br />

one of the most beautiful sedans ever, will boast two<br />

supplementary air vents, which relieve the heat whilst<br />

bustling a gritty roar. <strong>The</strong> lateral air vents, on the other<br />

hand, are bordered in red and wield the Trofeo name.<br />

<strong>The</strong> interiors are to be wrapped in full-grain Pieno Fiore<br />

natural leather and, just like the exteriors, they will<br />

boast 100% carbon-fibre inserts: Ghibli and Quattroporte<br />

in their Sunday best.<br />

Even the infotainment is new: a processor that’s<br />

four times as powerful, screen resolution that’s ten<br />

times better and a memory with twice the capacity<br />

of the previous version. This new system, featuring a<br />

high-resolution screen similar to a tablet, will render<br />

the user experience much more enjoyable, complete<br />

and customisable. <strong>The</strong> Italian flag will embellish the<br />

central pillar and, for their official launch, the Quattroporte<br />

model will be green, white Levante and red<br />

Ghibli. Because these superheroes are Made in Italy.<br />

Furthermore, Levante Trofeo, has been restyled with<br />

new rear lights, a new infotainment system and new<br />

design features. <strong>The</strong> Trofeo collection is not just about<br />

innovation for Maserati; it is about surpassing preconceptions<br />

and expectations. Superlative in every way,<br />

Trofeo redefines what a sedan and a SUV can be.<br />

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THE NEW MERCEDES-AMG<br />

GT BLACK SERIES<br />

Affalterbach. <strong>The</strong> most powerful AMG V8 series engine of all time, the most<br />

expressive design, the most elaborate aerodynamics, the most intelligent<br />

material mix, the most distinctive driving dynamics: For the new Mercedes-AMG<br />

GT Black Series (combined fuel consumption 12.8 l/100 km, combined<br />

CO2 emissions 292 g/km)1, the Affalterbach designers have pulled out all the stops<br />

when it comes to the art of vehicle design. <strong>The</strong> new super sports car perfectly embodies<br />

the brand’s rich tradition in motorsport, as well its many years of expertise<br />

in developing complete vehicles which impress in every respect. <strong>The</strong> result is an<br />

output of 537 kW (730 hp) from a V8 engine with a ‘flat’ crankshaft, combined with<br />

active aerodynamics and a design which stems directly from the current AMG GT3<br />

racing car.<br />

At Mercedes-AMG, the Black Series has been synonymous with a very special type<br />

of car since 2006: uncompromisingly sporty, with an expressive design and the<br />

most consistent technology transfer from motorsport to series production. Black<br />

Series models are exclusive automotive rarities. <strong>The</strong>y have not been developed to<br />

gather dust in collectors’ garages, but for high-speed use on race tracks, despite<br />

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eing approved for roads.<br />

<strong>The</strong> AMG GT Black Series<br />

represents a new highlight<br />

in this tradition: It is<br />

the most powerful Mercedes-AMG<br />

with a V8 series<br />

engine.<br />

In order to emphasise<br />

the redefinition of the<br />

super sports car, the engine<br />

specialists in Affalterbach<br />

have once again<br />

extensively further developed<br />

the tried-andtested<br />

4.0-litre biturbo<br />

unit - despite it already<br />

being renowned for excellent<br />

driveability, power<br />

delivery and torque progression. <strong>The</strong> specifications were clear: Significantly more<br />

power than the previous flagship model of the AMG GT family, an even more agile<br />

throttle response, maximum torque - all of which meant that a radical change was<br />

needed in the form of a new, ‘flat’ crankshaft.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> new GT Black Series is our latest automotive highlight and continues a tradition<br />

established in 2006. <strong>The</strong> sixth version of its kind is another AMG milestone<br />

and impressive proof of the incredible development expertise in Affalterbach. I am<br />

proud of the team who have created a unique super sports car, which now represents<br />

the absolute peak of our successful GT family. <strong>The</strong> performance, looks and<br />

driving dynamics of the GT Black Series are second to none. This project was a<br />

fantastic end to my work at AMG, for which I am truly thankful,” says Tobias Moers,<br />

Chairman of the Board at Mercedes-AMG GmbH.<br />

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NEW JAGUAR F-TYPE HERITAGE 60 EDITION CELEBRATES<br />

DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY OF LEGENDARY E-TYPE<br />

New limited-edition Sherwood Green Jaguar F-TYPE from SV Bespoke features unique<br />

specification commemorating 60th anniversary of the E-type in 2021<br />

• Iconic predecessor: Jaguar will celebrate the diamond anniversary<br />

of the legendary E-type in March 2021 with distinctive<br />

new F-TYPE Heritage 60 Edition from SV Bespoke<br />

• Sixties-inspired: Limited edition based on 575PS all-wheel<br />

drive F-TYPE R, has solid Sherwood Green paint from<br />

E-type palette, which Jaguar hasn’t offered since the 1960s<br />

• Limited availability: Sixty hand-finished cars available<br />

worldwide*, in either Convertible or Coupé body styles,<br />

feature exclusive heritage-inspired Gloss Black and Chrome<br />

accents and Diamond Turned Gloss Black 20-inch forged<br />

alloy wheels<br />

• Bespoke interior: Heritage 60 Edition also includes spe<br />

cially curated interior materials and features including<br />

bespoke duo-tone Caraway and Ebony Windsor leather,<br />

E-type-inspired aluminum console finisher and SV Bespoke<br />

commissioning plaque<br />

• A nod to the past: Commemorative E-type 60 badging<br />

shared with the six limited-edition matched pairs of 3.8-litre<br />

E-type 60 Collection cars restored by Jaguar Classic<br />

• Available to order: Limited edition F-TYPE Heritage 60<br />

Edition is available to order now, priced from £1<strong>22</strong>,500 in<br />

the UK. For details: www.jaguar.com/SVO<br />

9 December 2020, Jaguar is marking the 60th anniversary<br />

of the E-type sports car in 2021 with the introduction of a<br />

new limited-edition 575PS V8 Supercharged F-TYPE Heritage<br />

60 Edition. Just 60 examples of these all-wheel drive<br />

sports cars will be available for sale worldwide*, each one<br />

hand-finished by the personalisation experts at SV Bespoke.<br />

A specially curated commemorative specification includes<br />

solid Sherwood Green paintwork, an original E-type colour<br />

that hasn’t been offered on a new Jaguar since the 1960s,<br />

and extended duo-tone Caraway and Ebony Windsor leather<br />

interior trim which isn’t normally available on F-TYPE.<br />

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<strong>The</strong> new limited-run model also features a unique<br />

aluminum console finisher inspired by the E-type’s<br />

rear-view mirror casing, the E-type 60th anniversary<br />

logo embossed on the headrests of the lightweight<br />

Performance seats and E-type 60 badging<br />

shared with the limited-edition E-type 60 Collection<br />

vehicles announced by Jaguar Classic earlier<br />

this year. Commemorative treadplates, an SV Bespoke<br />

commissioning plaque and Caraway-edged<br />

carpet mats provide finishing touches.<br />

“Celebrating 60 years of the iconic Jaguar E-type<br />

is the perfect moment to create our first-ever SV<br />

Bespoke limited edition – and the rarest F-TYPE,<br />

with just 60 cars available globally. We’ve worked<br />

closely with Jaguar Design to develop a theme for<br />

the F-TYPE Heritage 60 Edition that pays homage<br />

to the E-type in a contemporary way. It’s testament<br />

to Jaguar’s sports car design lineage that the 1960s<br />

Sherwood Green colour looks as though it was designed<br />

for today’s F-TYPE.” - Commercial Director,<br />

Jaguar SV Bespoke, Mark Turner<br />

<strong>The</strong> F-TYPE Heritage 60 Edition is available in both<br />

Coupé and Convertible body styles with exclusive<br />

Diamond-Turned Gloss Black 20-inch forged alloy<br />

wheels, Gloss Black and Chrome exterior accents<br />

and black brake calipers.<br />

Supercharged Performance<br />

Launched in December 2019, the new F-TYPE R –<br />

which forms the basis of the new F-TYPE Heritage<br />

60 Edition – is exclusively all-wheel drive and features<br />

revised dampers, anti-roll bars and rear suspension<br />

knuckles for heightened driver engagement.<br />

Power is from Jaguar’s 575PS supercharged<br />

V8, which produces 700Nm of torque for outstanding<br />

pace in all conditions.<br />

Performance is exceptional: the sprint from<br />

0-60mph takes just 3.5 seconds, while maximum<br />

speed is an electronically-limited 186mph.<br />

<strong>The</strong> F-TYPE also provides a suite of advanced driver-focused<br />

technologies, including a reconfigurable,<br />

high-definition, 12.3-inch TFT instrument<br />

cluster, Touch Pro Infotainment system and Smartphone<br />

Pack with Apple CarPlay® as standard.<br />

Each Heritage 60 Edition is built at Jaguar’s Castle<br />

Bromwich plant in the UK and finished by the<br />

SV Bespoke team at Jaguar Special Vehicle Operations<br />

in Warwickshire. <strong>The</strong> new model is priced<br />

from £1<strong>22</strong>,500 in the UK. For details: www.jaguar.<br />

com/SVO<br />

“<strong>The</strong> F-TYPE Heritage 60 Edition is a fantastic example<br />

of what the SV Bespoke team is capable of.<br />

Marrying E-type inspired detailing with new F-TYPE<br />

gave us an opportunity to immerse ourselves in the<br />

heritage of Jaguar’s legendary sports cars. With<br />

unrivalled access to original drawings, paint codes<br />

and reference materials, working hand-in-hand<br />

with our colleagues at Jaguar Classic, we’ve created<br />

a distinctive and highly collectible interpretation of<br />

the definitive Jaguar sports car.”<br />

Director Of Vehicle Personalisation, Jaguar Special<br />

Vehicle Operations, Clare Hansen<br />

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of its iconic<br />

sports car, Jaguar Classic is creating six limited-edition<br />

matched pairs of restored 3.8-litre<br />

1960s E-types paying tribute to two of the most<br />

famous examples: ‘9600 HP’ and ‘77 RW’, known as<br />

the E-type 60 Collection. See: www.jaguar.com/<br />

classic<br />

*Excluding China<br />

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ASTON MARTIN REVEALS EXCLUSIVE<br />

DBX BOWMORE® EDITION<br />

• DBX Bowmore Edition<br />

captures the essence of<br />

two luxury British brands<br />

• Exclusive DBX created<br />

by brand’s bespoke service:<br />

Q by Aston Martin<br />

• Limited to 18 Bowmore<br />

Editions to be delivered to<br />

customers during unique<br />

visit to experience Bowmore’s<br />

Islay heritage<br />

Gaydon, UK: Aston Martin’s SUV, the DBX, has been revealed in an exclusive ‘Q<br />

by Aston Martin’ specification to celebrate the brand’s innovative partnership<br />

with legendary single malt whisky distillery, Bowmore.<br />

<strong>The</strong> striking Aston Martin DBX Bowmore Edition has been created by the<br />

marque’s personalisation service, Q by Aston Martin, in celebration of the<br />

partnership between the two British luxury brands. Just 18 special edition<br />

Bowmore DBX’s will be built before they are delivered to customers at a private<br />

lifestyle experience in Scotland.<br />

Marek Reichman, Aston Martin Executive Vice President & Chief Creative Officer<br />

said: “Aston Martin DBX has provided the perfect canvas for the highest<br />

level of Q by Aston Martin customisation. <strong>The</strong> Aston Martin and Bowmore<br />

brands share the same vision of creating timeless beauty and a lasting legacy,<br />

loyal to their heritage but also embracing new methods and this is reflected<br />

in the DBX Bowmore edition. Strips from the copper whiskey stills are inlayed<br />

into the side strakes and Bowmore Tweed accents the interior, Q by Aston<br />

Martin has once again created a beautiful, limited edition Aston Martin.”<br />

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<strong>The</strong> Bowmore DBX is enrobed in a striking paint colour,<br />

named Bowmore Blue, an existing archive colour<br />

which has been brought back exclusively by Q by Aston<br />

Martin for this car. Customers will have the option<br />

to choose an alternative exterior paint colour should<br />

they so wish. Xenon Grey paint, which displays a blue<br />

metallic fleck throughout, will be offered as an additional<br />

exterior option. Bowmore-branded copper inlays<br />

using copper from the original whisky still have<br />

been used to accent the side strakes of the DBX, as a<br />

nod to the traditions maintained by the company.<br />

Optional black brake calipers provide a subtlety to the<br />

smoked wheels and the overall elegance of the exterior<br />

is highlighted by both script and wing Aston Martin<br />

badges and Q by Aston Martin fender badges.<br />

Customers can choose either the Obsidian Monotone<br />

or Copper Tan Metallic/Obsidian Duotone interior,<br />

both choices accented throughout by flashes of Bowmore<br />

Tweed, reflecting the company’s Islay ancestry.<br />

Created by the world-renowned Islay Woollen Mill,<br />

which was first established in 1883, the subtle and sophisticated<br />

design, incorporates copper and blue inspired<br />

by the island’s terroir and lochs, making it inherently<br />

unique to Bowmore and its island home.<br />

In addition, the interior holds many Q by Aston Martin<br />

design details such as polished copper cupholders, and<br />

sill plaques, made of recycled copper from the original<br />

Bowmore still. <strong>The</strong> gloss black centre console trim inlay<br />

features bespoke hand-laid, copper foil detailing.<br />

Each car comes with a selection of specially designed<br />

Q by Aston Martin accessories such as a Bowmore<br />

tweed picnic blanket and leather holdall.<br />

Launched in 2019, DBX celebrates the Aston Martin<br />

design language in a new form. With a unique body<br />

architecture engineered just for DBX, the design and<br />

proportions reflect unmistakable style. <strong>The</strong> 5-seater<br />

SUV provides a world of luxury, and features a 4.0-litre<br />

twin-turbo V8, tuned to deliver 550PS and 700Nm<br />

of torque, providing the exhilaration of a modern GT.<br />

While it’s not a traditional Aston Martin sports car, the<br />

DBX is everything an Aston Martin should be: beautiful,<br />

hand-built and technologically-advanced.<br />

Each of the 18 Bowmore DBX owners will be invited to<br />

an exclusive Aston Martin Art of Living experience in<br />

Scotland. Guests will travel to Edinburgh where they<br />

will be presented with their own special edition DBX,<br />

before embarking on a 170-mile road trip through the<br />

spectacular Scottish countryside, taking in Loch Lomond<br />

and the Trossachs National Park before driving<br />

onto the ferry bound for Islay.<br />

Alongside a trip to Islay Woollen Mill and fine-dining<br />

throughout their three-night stay, owners will be<br />

treated to a private tour of the Bowmore Distillery.<br />

During this very special tour they will have the opportunity<br />

to hand-fill their own bottle of a 39 year-old,<br />

specially selected Bowmore straight from the cask.<br />

<strong>The</strong>y will also be given exclusive access to the No 1<br />

Vaults the oldest maturation warehouse in the world<br />

which has played host to a number of VIP’s over the<br />

years, including members of the Royal Family.<br />

Aston Martin’s unique partnership with Bowmore has<br />

already created ‘Black Bowmore DB5 1964’, bringing together<br />

an exceptional single malt and a genuine piston<br />

from the legendary Aston Martin DB5. As the two iconic<br />

brands continue to collaborate, further luxury products<br />

and incredible lifestyle experiences will follow.<br />

Francois Bazini, Global Managing Director of Scotch at<br />

Beam Suntory, owners of Bowmore, commented: “Our<br />

partnership with Aston Martin continues to be an exciting<br />

and enthralling collaboration and the unveiling<br />

of this special edition Bowmore DBX is another exciting<br />

step on our collective journey. We cannot wait to<br />

welcome each of the owners of this beautiful car to<br />

our distillery on Islay and show them all that Bowmore<br />

and our island home have to offer. Although we make<br />

entirely different products, our shared values and passion<br />

are very much aligned so you can expect more<br />

exciting announcements in the future.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> Q by Aston Martin DBX Bowmore Edition is on sale<br />

globally now and customer deliveries will take place in<br />

Q4 2021.<br />

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GLENEAGLES GOLF RESORT TO OPEN<br />

LUXURY EDINBURGH TOWNHOUSE<br />

<strong>The</strong> world-famous Gleneagles sporting estate is to launch a new boutique hotel<br />

in Edinburgh. <strong>The</strong> five star hotel brand in Perth & Kinross is to open its first<br />

ever city outpost at 37-39 St Andrew Square, which was originally home to the<br />

British Linen Company and later became the Bank of Scotland.<br />

With architectural features designed by notable architects and sculptors including<br />

David Bryce & Alexander Handyside Ritchie, the iconic building has been re-imagined<br />

as the ‘Gleneagles Townhouse’.<br />

It will include 33 bedrooms and two bars including a rooftop terrace, allowing guests<br />

to enjoy “spectacular” views over the city, according to the brand.<br />

Gleneagles Townhouse will also be home to a members club with “exclusive private<br />

spaces” and on-site gym.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Gleneagles resort announced in November it would close until February as Perth<br />

and Kinross moved into tier three of Scotland’s lockdown system.<br />

<strong>The</strong> origins of the hotel resort date back to 1910. Donald Matheson, General Manager<br />

of the Caledonian Railway Company, was inspired to create Gleneagles while on holiday<br />

in Strathearn. He was so impressed by the local countryside that he conjured up<br />

the vision of a palatial country house hotel with a golf course.<br />

<strong>The</strong> name’s origin is a blend of the Gaelic eaglais or ecclesia, meaning church, and<br />

refers to the chapel and well of Saint Mungo, which was restored as a memorial to the<br />

Haldane family which owns the Gleneagles estate.<br />

Hollywood legend Bing Crosby is among the hotel’s most famous guests over the years.<br />

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NOW OPEN: FOUR SEASONS HOTEL BANGKOK<br />

AT CHAO PHRAYA RIVER WELCOMES GUESTS<br />

TO AN URBAN OASIS IN THE HEART OF THE CITY<br />

Four Seasons returns to Thailand’s capital with an all-new riverside sanctuary designed by Jean-Michel Gathy,<br />

featuring a collection of signature dining and bar experiences, an urban wellness centre, light-filled event spaces<br />

and expansive outdoor courtyards and terraces.<br />

Rising above the majestic Chao<br />

Phraya River in the heart of Bangkok’s<br />

Creative District is an enclave<br />

of tiered buildings, connected at<br />

ground level by a series of indoor<br />

and outdoor spaces, quiet courtyards<br />

and lively restaurants. Artfilled<br />

spaces, sophisticated lounges<br />

and lush tropical greenery are surrounded<br />

by the gentle sounds of<br />

water features and inviting openair<br />

terraces. Welcome to the allnew<br />

Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok<br />

at Chao Phraya River.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> much-anticipated return of<br />

Four Seasons to Thailand’s capital is<br />

nothing short of spectacular,” says<br />

Christian Clerc, Four Seasons President,<br />

Global Operations. “Guests<br />

will be in awe of the exquisite design,<br />

the world-class restaurant<br />

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and bar options, and a state-ofthe-art<br />

wellness centre. As always,<br />

the unparalleled, intuitive service<br />

from Four Seasons people will be at<br />

the centre of it all. Thanks to our<br />

visionary owner-partners at Country<br />

Holdings Group Public Company<br />

Limited, this magnificent Hotel<br />

combines everything that one has<br />

come to expect of Four Seasons in<br />

Thailand and around the world.”<br />

Located along 200 metres (650 feet)<br />

of open riverfront just 40 minutes


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from Suvarnabhumi <strong>International</strong><br />

Airport along the famed Charoenkrung<br />

Road, the fourth location in<br />

the Four Seasons Thailand Collection<br />

offers myriad opportunities<br />

for locals and international travellers<br />

to make connections with each<br />

other and the exciting city that surrounds<br />

it. Features include a 299-<br />

room hotel, destination restaurants<br />

and lounges, stunning event spaces,<br />

and an urban wellness centre<br />

like no other. <strong>The</strong> complex also<br />

includes 366 Four Seasons Private<br />

Residences, opening in 2021.<br />

General Manager Lubosh Barta,<br />

who began his Four Seasons career<br />

in Bangkok 16 years ago and<br />

was most recently opening General<br />

Manager of Four Seasons Hotel<br />

Seoul, sums up the experience:<br />

“Like the city of Bangkok, our new<br />

Four Seasons is full of surprises,<br />

whether it’s the breath-taking river<br />

views, the rich design details, the<br />

perfect cocktail or a striking piece<br />

of art. We look forward to offering<br />

personalised experiences in an environment<br />

of safety and trust as we<br />

embrace Four Seasons enhanced<br />

global healthy and safety program,<br />

Lead With Care, with uncompromising<br />

Four Seasons service in a<br />

truly spectacular setting.”<br />

Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok is<br />

located within buildings design<br />

consulted by Hamiltons <strong>International</strong><br />

architects. In describing his<br />

vision for the interiors of Four Seasons<br />

Hotel Bangkok, lead designer<br />

Jean-Michel Gathy of DENNISTON<br />

said: “Sometimes dramatic. Sometimes<br />

intimate. But always charismatic.”<br />

High ceilings and glass walls<br />

provide breathing space, while<br />

pools and flowing water echo the<br />

constant movement of the Chao<br />

Phraya River. Thailand’s natural<br />

beauty and the city’s urbane charms<br />

come together in every aspect of<br />

the interiors, punctuated by an art<br />

collection amassed by Gathy himself.<br />

Celebrating the country’s legendary<br />

craftsmanship and artistry,<br />

a dedicated ART Space in partnership<br />

with MOCA Bangkok running<br />

from lobby through to the river itself<br />

showcases contemporary Thai<br />

artists in changing exhibitions.<br />

Destination Dining, World<br />

Class Mixology<br />

In developing the food and beverage<br />

program at Four Seasons Hotel<br />

Bangkok, a dream team of experts<br />

in cuisines, room design and hospitality<br />

innovation came together<br />

to create a collection of original<br />

dining and drinking concepts,<br />

with a star-studded team of chefs,<br />

mixologists and sommeliers in the<br />

kitchens and behind the bars. Led<br />

by Executive Chef Andrea Accordi<br />

– previously of the eight Michelin-starred<br />

Four Seasons Hong<br />

Kong – along with French Executive<br />

Pastry Chef Bruce Trouyet, the<br />

team includes specialist culinarians<br />

in each restaurant. Philip Bischoff,<br />

who was previously lead bartender<br />

at the landmark Manhattan Bar in<br />

Singapore, now presides over the<br />

Hotel’s beverage program.<br />

All outlets are designed by the<br />

renowned team at AvroKo, with<br />

the exception of the signature<br />

Chinese restaurant, designed by<br />

Jean-Michel Gathy. Experiences<br />

include:<br />

• Yu Ting Yuan – Presenting authentic<br />

Cantonese cuisine in a<br />

high style setting amid lush gardens<br />

and a shimmering reflection<br />

pond.<br />

• Riva del Fiume Ristorante –<br />

Head Chef Enrico Maritan and<br />

his culinary team welcome guests<br />

with the aromas and flavours of<br />

locally and seasonally-inspired<br />

Italian dishes served along riverside<br />

terraces reminiscent of Italy’s<br />

Lake Como.<br />

• Brasserie Palmier – Also on the<br />

riverfront, the relaxed vibe of this<br />

French Tropics-inspired café sets<br />

the tone for enjoying brasserie<br />

classics with an emphasis on fish<br />

and seafood, including a wine and<br />

oyster bar.<br />

• BKK Social Club – Evoking the<br />

legendary glamour of Buenos Aires<br />

with a menu of bespoke cocktails,<br />

craft spirits, rare Champagnes<br />

and the finest cigars, this<br />

newcomer to Asia’s remarkable<br />

bar scene is set to make its mark.<br />

• <strong>The</strong> Lounge – Where international<br />

visitors mix with local patrons,<br />

<strong>The</strong> Lounge is the setting<br />

for impromptu get-togethers and<br />

a cosy afternoon tea.<br />

• Cafe Madeleine – A showcase for<br />

Executive Chef Bruce Trouyet and<br />

his pastry team, Cafe Madeleine is<br />

a neighbourhood pastry shop and<br />

café offering both indoor-outdoor<br />

seating and takeaway options.<br />

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Designer Rooms and Suites<br />

Modern rooms and suites have a<br />

warm, residential character with<br />

Thai touches, balancing contemporary<br />

aesthetics with high tech function<br />

and signature Four Seasons<br />

comfort. Each accommodation<br />

boasts high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling<br />

windows with river or garden<br />

views, and spa-like bathrooms.<br />

Among the accommodations, the<br />

Terrace Suites offer the ultimate<br />

in spacious luxury with landscaped<br />

and furnished terraces large<br />

enough to host a private dinner<br />

party. <strong>The</strong> 450 square metre (4,800<br />

square foot) Presidential Suite may<br />

be Bangkok’s finest address, with<br />

two-storey windows framing 10thfloor<br />

views of the Chao Phraya River,<br />

a large open living area with<br />

its own bar as well as a catering<br />

kitchen, up to three bedrooms and<br />

an oversized terrace with private<br />

plunge pool.<br />

Let’s Meet at Four Seasons<br />

From intimate gatherings to larger<br />

events, Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok<br />

offers a host of options for<br />

meeting planners, event hosts and<br />

wedding parties across more than<br />

3,800 square metres (41,000 square<br />

feet), all designed by Jean-Michel<br />

Gathy. Spacious, divisible rooms<br />

include adjacent outdoor terraces<br />

and gardens with panoramic river<br />

views, while the team of expert<br />

Four Seasons caterers and event<br />

planners are ready to bring each<br />

host’s vision to life in a safe setting,<br />

with every detail anticipated and<br />

executed to perfection.<br />

<strong>The</strong> signature space is the Four Seasons<br />

Grand Ballroom at 800 square<br />

metres (8,600 square feet) featuring<br />

a private entrance, pre-function<br />

foyer, soaring ceilings within,<br />

and a dedicated outside Ballroom<br />

Terrace. <strong>The</strong> Ballroom can also be<br />

divided in two.<br />

In the residential-style Conservatory,<br />

a smaller divisible ballroom<br />

offers 425 square metres (4,575<br />

square feet) of space plus a garden<br />

terrace. <strong>The</strong> unique Conservatory<br />

Kitchen hosts up to 200 guests<br />

for creative events, or change-ofscenery<br />

meeting breaks. Four additional<br />

studios complete the suite<br />

of meeting rooms.<br />

Meeting planners and wedding couples<br />

may contact meeting.bangkok@<br />

fourseasons.com to begin planning.<br />

Coming Soon: <strong>The</strong> Urban<br />

Wellness Centre at Four Seasons<br />

Hotel Bangkok<br />

Across more than 2,500 square<br />

metres (26,900 square feet) of dedicated<br />

space, the Urban Wellness<br />

Centre is conceived along three<br />

streams of wellness, two floors of<br />

innovation and one holistic haven.<br />

“Every aspect of the spa places<br />

equal emphasis on the ideas of Mind<br />

(spirituality), Body (spa), and Work<br />

(fitness),” says Senior Director of<br />

Spa Sandie Johannessen. “With the<br />

Palm Courtyard at its centre, it’s a<br />

true oasis of wellbeing in the heart<br />

of one of the world’s busiest cities,<br />

where each guest will find peace,<br />

relaxation, renewal and even a bit<br />

of indulgence with the skilled guidance<br />

of our caring therapists and<br />

wellness experts.”<br />

Highlighted by a lavish spa suite<br />

with its own private bath and indoor<br />

garden, plus eight additional treatment<br />

rooms, the spa also includes<br />

a spacious consultation area with<br />

retail shop, and relaxation lounges.<br />

Additional services are provided<br />

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at the in-house hair salon, barber<br />

shop and nail salon. <strong>The</strong> fitness offering<br />

encompasses a naturally-lit<br />

state-of-the-art gym, a dedicated<br />

mind and body studio with regular<br />

open and private classes, and a 30<br />

metre (98 foot) lap pool.<br />

Bangkok’s Creative District<br />

Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok is in<br />

the heart of the city’s most remarkable<br />

community. Along the historic<br />

Charoenkrung Road and in myriad<br />

small streets and alleyways, the<br />

area is undergoing a renaissance as<br />

street food vendors are joined by<br />

food-forward restaurants, traditional<br />

crafts are side by side with<br />

bold contemporary art, and tiny<br />

stalls selling handcrafted wares sit<br />

next to eclectic shops filled with<br />

designer goods.<br />

Along Chao Phraya River, Four<br />

Seasons guests can head to ICON-<br />

SIAM, the city’s newest premium<br />

shopping mall, with direct access<br />

from the Hotel’s river dock. Or,<br />

take a water taxi to wander the river’s<br />

canals, floating kitchens, ancient<br />

temples and charming fishing<br />

piers.<br />

Not sure where to start? <strong>The</strong> concierge<br />

team at Four Seasons can<br />

arrange guided tours on land and<br />

water, tailored to each guest’s particular<br />

interests.<br />

Be Among the First to Experience<br />

the Newest Four Seasons<br />

In celebration of its grand opening,<br />

Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok<br />

is extending the Staycation at Four<br />

Seasons offer through February 15,<br />

2021, including daily breakfast for<br />

two, Hotel credit toward food and<br />

beverages, and guaranteed early<br />

check in and late check out.<br />

Additional packages can also be<br />

booked online, or by calling +66 (0)2-<br />

032-0888.<br />

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A&K ANNOUNCES LIMITED OFFER ON<br />

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A&K’s 12-night expedition from Broome to Darwin will showcase the spectacular<br />

Kimberley coastline from every angle. Explore the Lacapede Islands,<br />

embark on an exhilarating jet boat tour to the extraordinary Horizontal Falls,<br />

enjoy a unique low tide experience at Montgomery Reef, and witness the<br />

mysterious Bradshaw paintings at Jar Island. Other adventure highlights include<br />

a bird’s eye view on a helicopter ride to Mitchell Falls and an in-depth<br />

look at the incredible rock art of Bigge Island.<br />

Keep your eyes peeled for the thriving local flora and fauna, including spotting<br />

saltwater crocodiles and crabs on the Hunter River. A region boasting a<br />

kaleidoscope of natural beauty, be left in awe as you witness the wonders of<br />

King George River and Falls, the Ord River and Lake Argyle, and take to the<br />

skies for a Bungle Bungles overflight.<br />

A&K has exclusively chartered luxury mega-yacht ‘Le Laperouse’ for the journey,<br />

boasting elegantly designed cabins and spacious suites. Relax in complete<br />

luxury as you explore, with onboard facilities including an underwater<br />

lounge, swimming pool, salon, spa hammam, and fitness centre.<br />

A guest limit of 148 travellers, allowing for a spacious and comfortable adventure<br />

Travelling with A&K’s expert Expedition team who will bring the region to life<br />

with exhilarating excursions and engaging onboard activities:<br />

• An intimate personnel-to-guest ratio of 1 to 1.3<br />

• A private balcony for every guest room and suite<br />

• A choice of small-group guided shore excursions and Zodiac adventures.<br />

• All meals and an open bar on board are included, as well as all gratuities for<br />

onboard staff<br />

• A&K’s Traveller’s Valet laundry service<br />

• Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard<br />

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6 THINGS TO DO ON A STAYCATION<br />

IN YORKSHIRE<br />

2.<br />

Discover Yorkshire<br />

1.<br />

Get outdoors<br />

Focus on your health and wellbeing<br />

as you discover Yorkshire. Visitors<br />

to Harewood, for example, have access<br />

to 15 miles of footpath across<br />

the estate. <strong>The</strong>se include sections<br />

of the Ebor and Leeds Country Way,<br />

as well as wonderful circular walks<br />

that take in spectacular views and<br />

vistas. Further afield, you can join<br />

sections of both the Dales and Pennine<br />

Way. Harewood was the location<br />

for the Tour de France Grand<br />

Depart in 2014 and has been used<br />

regularly since then by the Tour<br />

de Yorkshire, giving easy access to<br />

cyclists who want to recreate the<br />

peloton. <strong>The</strong>re are also great photography<br />

and wildlife spotting opportunities.<br />

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Harewood’s location is one of its<br />

greatest assets, feeling remote and<br />

secluded, yet only a stone’s throw<br />

from busy nearby cities. Guests<br />

enjoy complementary tickets<br />

and access to historic Harewood<br />

House (used as a major set for ITV’s<br />

blockbuster series, Victoria) and<br />

grounds. <strong>The</strong>re is a varied events<br />

programme, plus exhibitions of<br />

contemporary and renaissance<br />

art, a bird garden, farm experience<br />

and over 100 acres of exquisite<br />

formal gardens. We hope to trial<br />

safari style tours in 2021, allowing<br />

you to get up close to a wealth of<br />

wildlife and rare breed livestock. A<br />

stay at Harewood allows for easy<br />

day trips to the Yorkshire coast,<br />

North York Moors, Yorkshire Dales,<br />

York, Leeds, Harrogate and Ripon.<br />

Destinations as varied as Betty’s<br />

tea rooms, the Harrogate Turkish<br />

baths, Wensleydale Cheese, Malham<br />

Cove, Castle Howard, Harlow<br />

Carr, the ITV Emmerdale experience<br />

and Premier League football<br />

matches at Leeds United are also<br />

within striking distance.<br />

3.<br />

Stay in luxury<br />

Yorkshire offers all sorts of wonderful<br />

places to stay. Harewood<br />

Holidays, for example, has a unique<br />

collection of luxury self-catering<br />

holiday cottages set within the<br />

heart of the estate. <strong>The</strong> Grade II<br />

listed buildings, including former<br />

farm worker cottages and an ancient<br />

hunting lodge, have been lovingly<br />

refurbished. Each of the luxury<br />

cottages has its own distinctive<br />

style and décor (think mid-century<br />

modern Scandinavian living,<br />

and grand regal rooms inspired by<br />

Harewood House) with every one<br />

of them enjoying wonderful views<br />

of the estate. <strong>The</strong> properties cater<br />

for two to 12 people at a time and<br />

are available for short or week-long<br />

breaks. Many can be rented together<br />

for larger gatherings, such as<br />

weddings and family celebrations.<br />

Well-behaved dogs also receive a<br />

warm welcome at Harewood Holiday<br />

Cottages.


Situated in the heart of Yorkshire, nine miles from Leeds and Harrogate, the<br />

4,000 acre Harewood Estate nestles in a magical setting.<br />

Home to the Lascelles family since the 1750s, it has become a staycation<br />

destination of choice for those seeking to immerse themselves in spectacular<br />

surroundings.<br />

Ben Lascelles, managing director of the estate, suggests what those heading<br />

to Yorkshire for a staycation might enjoy about the experience.<br />

4.<br />

Sample Yorkshire’s<br />

best food and drink<br />

Head to Yorkshire to sample its delicious<br />

local produce. <strong>The</strong> Harewood<br />

Food and Drink Project collaborates<br />

with local artisan producers to create<br />

simple, sought-after products<br />

and experiences. <strong>The</strong> project’s executive<br />

chef is Josh Whitehead,<br />

Masterchef: <strong>The</strong> Professionals 2016<br />

quarter finalist and current Yorkshire<br />

Evening Post Oliver Awards<br />

Chef of the Year. Harewood outlets<br />

use produce sourced from the estate<br />

to offer guests food cooked in<br />

house, as well as bistro takeaway<br />

deliveries and fine dining events.<br />

Dishes use meat from our Hebridean<br />

black sheep, Highland cattle,<br />

Aberdeen angus and red and fallow<br />

deer, as well as heritage vegetables<br />

from our Walled Garden. Plus, our<br />

mulberry tree ice cream is made<br />

from the fruit, bark and other parts<br />

of a 100-year-old tree overlooking<br />

Harewood lake. Yorkshire has a<br />

wealth of other top quality restaurants<br />

and talented chefs all in easy<br />

reach of Harewood. Some of our<br />

favourites include the Black Swan,<br />

Home, True Foods, Stuzzi, Ox Club<br />

and the Man Behind the Curtain.<br />

5.<br />

Unique experiences<br />

<strong>The</strong>re are many special experiences<br />

available in Yorkshire. Here<br />

at Harewood we are excited to<br />

have some fantastic new weekend<br />

breaks, ideal for those looking for<br />

a foodie experience, lined up for<br />

2021. Guests will enjoy a themed<br />

tasting menu, private picnic on the<br />

estate, afternoon tea on the terrace<br />

of Harewood House, breakfasts at<br />

Muddy Boots café, as well as generous<br />

hampers of Yorkshire produce.<br />

Look out for Japanese Sakura,<br />

inspired by Harewood Spring<br />

Blossoms (2-5 April), Summer Sustainability<br />

and a Zero Food Miles<br />

experience (2-5 June) and Harewood’s<br />

Autumn Harvest (5-8 Nov).<br />

6.<br />

A five-star welcome<br />

Anyone heading to Yorkshire for<br />

a staycation can be assured of a<br />

warm welcome. We try to cater for<br />

all requests and making people feel<br />

at home is always our number one<br />

priority. Visitors always comment<br />

not only on the high standards of<br />

cleanliness but also on how approachable,<br />

friendly and helpful<br />

our hospitality team are in ensuring<br />

their stay is extra special. We’re<br />

proud to be getting five-star reviews<br />

across all platforms. Whether<br />

someone is looking for a family<br />

friendly break, a cosy romantic escape,<br />

to take the dog away for the<br />

weekend or to book as a group for a<br />

special occasion we want to ensure<br />

they have a memorable holiday.<br />

For more information visit harewoodholidays.com and harewood.org<br />

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REASONS WHY SCOTLAND<br />

OFFERS THE PERFECT ESCAPE<br />

In what has been one of the most turbulent<br />

and stressful years in our lifetime, a recent<br />

trip to the Scottish Highlands allowed me<br />

to slow things down and restore some mental<br />

calm. Being surrounded by such breath-taking<br />

landscapes, peaceful nature and wildlife offered<br />

an outlet to an otherwise claustrophobic<br />

feeling that’s dogged the lockdown existence of<br />

2020. <strong>The</strong> Cairngorms is a mountain range in the<br />

Highlands, forming part of the Cairngorms National<br />

Park – the largest national park in the UK.<br />

Thanks to the team at Visit Cairngorms, I was<br />

able to discover an area perfectly nestled in this<br />

vast tranquil space.<br />

Wildcat Lodge<br />

<strong>The</strong> sleepy town of Boat of Garten – just a<br />

45-minute drive from Inverness Airport – offers<br />

perfect access to the wider Scottish Highlands,<br />

but it’s this picturesque village itself that is well<br />

worth exploring. Home to a number of luxury<br />

lodges hidden behind beautiful pine trees, it was<br />

Wildcat Lodge – arranged for me by Scotland Retreat<br />

– that was my abode for my time here.<br />

Fantastic wooden beams inside combined with<br />

a roaring fire make the lodge both rustically<br />

charming and cosy all at once. Sit back and enjoy<br />

the silence that’s only disturbed by the dulcet<br />

crackles of the burning logs keeping you warm.<br />

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Wildcat Lodge is perfect for a couple. <strong>The</strong> large king-size bed is wonderfully comfy, so a great<br />

sleep is ensured – especially after you’ve had a good soak in the hot tub outside in the private<br />

garden beneath the twinkling stars in the night sky!<br />

<strong>The</strong> open plan living area with adjoining kitchen is a home away from home. Seek out the local<br />

shops for amazing Scottish ingredients to cook a delicious meal. With a full-bodied bottle of red<br />

to accompany this, you should be in for a very romantic evening.<br />

<strong>The</strong> surrounding area is popular for walkers and cyclists, with local restaurants, cafes, and shops<br />

twinned with extraordinary views. Residents at Wildcat Lodge staying between May and October<br />

will also be able to gain access to Loch Vaa, where you can enjoy a day of trout fishing. <strong>The</strong> town<br />

of Aviemore is just a 10-minute<br />

journey away by car or by<br />

the quaint vintage local steam<br />

train and offers a number of<br />

activities, from skiing on the<br />

Cairngorm Mountains to quad<br />

biking, zip-lining and loads<br />

more! Plus, if you’re staying at<br />

Wildcat Lodge it would be remiss<br />

not to explore the wildlife;<br />

Speyside Wildlife arranges bird<br />

watching and guided tours.<br />

Glen Dye Cabins<br />

On the other side of the Cairngorms<br />

to the east, not far from<br />

Aberdeen, lies Glen Dye Cabins<br />

– an outdoor haven that <strong>The</strong><br />

Sunday Times have voted in<br />

the top 25 cottages in the UK.<br />

Although WiFi is accessible, I<br />

highly recommend going completely<br />

off-grid during your<br />

time here to truly immerse<br />

yourself in the experience and<br />

to really reconnect with nature.<br />

Your body and your mind<br />

will thank you for it later.<br />

Set in a private estate of<br />

30,000 acres, there are five<br />

holiday-cottages. <strong>The</strong> pick of<br />

the bunch is <strong>The</strong> Sawmill. This<br />

campsite makes for a romantic<br />

outdoors retreat, with adjoining<br />

woods worth exploring<br />

during the day and a woodfired<br />

outdoor hot tub that’s<br />

perfect for the evenings. <strong>The</strong><br />

Sawmill is also home to a fully<br />

refurbished 1955 Airstream<br />

Safari caravan, which is tucked<br />

away in a block of small pine<br />

wood and has a super king bed.<br />

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<strong>The</strong>re is also a Keepers Hut with a king-size bed in it as well. Whichever you choose to sleep in, the<br />

gentle sound of the lade running through the campsite will lull you to into a peaceful sleep.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Seed Store, which dates back to the late 1800s and was originally built for the estate foresters,<br />

is home to a fully equipped kitchen, dining room, and sitting room with a log fire to keep you cosy<br />

and warm. Here you’ll find games and books to keep you occupied, as well as a vintage record player<br />

with a number of different albums to enjoy. Given the wooden building’s age, it certainly transports<br />

you back to a simpler time when the pace of life was slower and communication between your party<br />

was all you had. If you have a larger party for your stay, the Seed Store also has a king-size sofa bed.<br />

A short walk away you can go foraging for your own vegetables and eggs from the chicken coop,<br />

which makes for very authentic, enjoyable, rustically-made countryside meals. A real treat if you’re<br />

from the city. <strong>The</strong>re’s a wood-burning stove at <strong>The</strong> Sawmill, as well as a yard with a Big Green Egg<br />

BBQ. <strong>The</strong>re’s also a BYOB pub called <strong>The</strong> Glen Dye Arms where you can meet others, share stories<br />

and enjoy the company of people without external distractions of social media and devices.<br />

With its own custom-made, wood-fired sauna and being a dog-friendly place as well, you might find<br />

it difficult to tear yourself away from Glen Dye Cabins come to the end of your stay.<br />

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<strong>The</strong> Balmoral<br />

This luxury hotel is an open love letter<br />

to Scotland. <strong>The</strong> friendly staff<br />

will greet you in their Balmoral tartan,<br />

while classic Scottish artwork<br />

decorates the interiors and brings<br />

the country’s culture to life. Scotch<br />

is home to passionate, kilt-wearing<br />

whisky ambassadors and 500 malts.<br />

Though sadly closed during my recent<br />

stay, this nonetheless constitutes<br />

another visit someday.<br />

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Likewise, these testing times we’re<br />

living in currently has forced the<br />

temporary closure of <strong>The</strong> Balmoral’s<br />

Michelin-starred restaurant, Number<br />

One. Brasserie Prince remains<br />

open though, serving classic French<br />

cuisine with local Scottish produce.<br />

Brasserie Prince is relaxed, yet elegant.<br />

<strong>The</strong> buttery soft leather banquettes,<br />

gleaming mirrors, and brass<br />

touches would not look amiss in Paris.<br />

<strong>The</strong> restaurant gets its name from its<br />

address – No.1 Princes Street – a perfect<br />

location in the city. Right above<br />

the train station, it’s in the perfect<br />

juncture where New Town meets Old,<br />

lovingly casting glances in the direction<br />

of Edinburgh Castle, a stone’s<br />

throw from Arthur’s Seat.<br />

<strong>The</strong>re are 167 rooms and 20 suites,<br />

all of which are classy, stylish, and<br />

very well maintained. <strong>The</strong> design was<br />

overlooked by Olga Polizzi and embodies<br />

the rich Scottish landscape.<br />

<strong>The</strong> colour schemes of blue and grey<br />

lend a calming feeling and pay homage<br />

to the country’s woodlands, hills,<br />

and lochs. <strong>The</strong> handmade beds, too,<br />

are sublime and literally fit for royalty;<br />

Glencraft is a supplier to the<br />

Queen at Balmoral Castle.<br />

This legendary hotel, part of Rocco<br />

Forte Hotels, has really cemented itself<br />

as a landmark clock tower, which<br />

acts as a symbol for its city, as well as<br />

a beacon for luxury hotels in Scotland.<br />

James Massoud<br />

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THE FUTURE OF “DESTINATION WORKPLACES”<br />

Fitness centers. Meditation rooms. Pool tables. Only a decade ago, luxury office amenities like these were<br />

nearly unheard of or only offered at the most progressive tech companies. Many employers seeking to remain<br />

relevant and attract top talent took notice and adapted their workplace designs to incorporate unique<br />

services and experiential offerings for their employees. Now, the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted another<br />

evaluation of how to best attract and serve employees who have become adjusted to working from home and<br />

other remote locations.<br />

<strong>The</strong> pandemic has revealed that some work can be accomplished in more places than just traditional office<br />

space. As a result, employers are searching for ways to motivate staff to return to the office and connect with<br />

each other and their organizations. Amenities like hazard pay, in-house meals and medical services, child care,<br />

outdoor walking paths, and improved technology are encouraging employees to return to the office in the short<br />

term. Employers are also seeking experiential long-term motivators for post-pandemic office life, including<br />

team brainstorming hubs, casual cafés and relaxation areas to provide an atmosphere for creativity and collaboration<br />

on site.<br />

“For several years, we’ve been seeing retailers expand into this experiential space,” explained Shawn Stoneburner<br />

of Cushman & Wakefield Commercial Property Southwest Florida. “Now, employers are taking that cue and<br />

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However, creating a great workplace experience can<br />

be challenging. With five generations now in the<br />

American workforce, employees have widely varying<br />

tastes and expectations. Employee insights are essential<br />

to determine appropriate amenities. Workers need<br />

to share their needs, wants, preferences and current<br />

challenges, so employers can create meaningful experiences.<br />

After surveying employees, employers nationwide<br />

have started offering outof-the-box<br />

amenities like personal<br />

errand-running and on-site childcare<br />

facilities.<br />

Amenities should also mesh with<br />

an organization’s corporate culture.<br />

For example, many companies have<br />

made employee wellness a strategic<br />

priority. Those organizations can<br />

provide fitness centers or walking<br />

paths to aid in physical well-being,<br />

and relaxation areas or meditation<br />

rooms to promote emotional<br />

well-being. This emphasis on employee<br />

wellness also includes safety<br />

considerations with the pandemic<br />

in mind.<br />

are trying to provide unique experiences at the office.<br />

As companies reassess their space needs for the post-<br />

COVID future, employee amenities need to be part of<br />

the total equation.”<br />

Many companies have the luxury of planning these<br />

perks from the ground up. NeoGenomics’ new headquarters<br />

in Southwest Florida, for example, will consist<br />

of a three-story office building, a two-story laboratory<br />

building, and other support structures totaling<br />

150,000 square feet. Also included in the design are a<br />

courtyard, an outdoor dining area, a fitness path, cafés<br />

on every floor, and team spaces to encourage collaboration<br />

once it is safe to gather.<br />

“A great example in our area is Scottlynn<br />

USA, who is focusing on health<br />

and wellness as it builds a new headquarters,”<br />

says Stoneburner. “<strong>The</strong>ir<br />

plans include a walking path, fitness<br />

centers, and even a basketball court<br />

on premises. And they’re still adapting.<br />

When the coronavirus pandemic<br />

started, they improved their plans to add a new air<br />

filtration system.”<br />

Producing a creative and inviting living space was vital<br />

in the design process for Seagate Development Group,<br />

the developer for both Scotlynn and Neogenomics,<br />

whose new headquarters opened earlier this year.<br />

“Seagate paid attention to aesthetics to help promote<br />

creativity in its team,” says Stoneburner. “In addition<br />

to amenities like coffee bars, lounge areas, and collaborative<br />

workspaces, they also made the facility warm<br />

and inviting with an outdoor balcony and floor-toceiling<br />

windows.”<br />

As employers manage through the pandemic and work<br />

towards a post-COVID future, the way we look at our<br />

workplaces will certainly change. Encouraging interactivity,<br />

wellness and comfort will be high priorities<br />

for those who hope to retain their staff. Well-researched<br />

and strategic investments in these amenities<br />

today will pay dividends in terms of a more engaged<br />

workforce in the future.<br />

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Welcome to <strong>The</strong> Pacifica<br />

Super Penthouse.<br />

New Zealand’s premier metropolitan residence<br />

and a gateway to new experiences.<br />

Rising high above the sparkling waters of the Waitemata harbour, <strong>The</strong> Pacifica Super Penthouse<br />

offers 360 degree views and a premium luxury previously unseen on these shores.<br />

Crowning this iconic piece of architecture sits <strong>The</strong> Pacifica Super Penthouse, presenting a<br />

one off and perhaps not to be repeated opportunity. Never before has such an expansive,<br />

spectacular apartment been available in New Zealand. Designed to meet the exacting standards<br />

of elite buyers, <strong>The</strong> Pacifica Super Penthouse provides a grand sanctuary and immediate access<br />

to the not so far reaches of this magnificent country.<br />

Explore, play and indulge. Make New Zealand your playground and live your life above all others.<br />

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COLMIA - LUXURY<br />

DUMBELLS SET<br />

Dumbbells - A whole new look.<br />

On a whole new level.<br />

COLMIA Bespoke<br />

luxury dumbbells set.<br />

Dumbbells are simply<br />

designed however simplification<br />

is unusual in<br />

similar accessories that<br />

have a combination of<br />

wood and stainless steel.<br />

European oiled walnut<br />

wood provides a good<br />

grip and gives pleasure to<br />

touch.<br />

This type of wood exhibits<br />

antibacterial properties,<br />

and, in combination<br />

with a fixed steel creates<br />

a harmonious system of<br />

health and nature. This<br />

is very important when<br />

using these luxurious<br />

accessories in special<br />

conditions. COLMIA is<br />

dedicated for the private<br />

use as well as for personal<br />

trainers and gyms.<br />

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MOST LUXURIOUS YOGA MATS TO<br />

INVEST IN RIGHT NOW<br />

Practice yoga, but make it fashion<br />

Yoga is a practical aid, not a religion. It is an ancient art based on a harmonizing system of development<br />

for the body, mind, and spirit. <strong>The</strong> continued practice of yoga will lead you to a sense of<br />

peace and well-being, and also a feeling of being at one with their environment. This is a simple<br />

definition made by yoga.org.nz.<br />

Keeping it luxurious, yet functional. <strong>The</strong>se precious yoga mats will take your ‘extra’ yoga sessions<br />

to the next level.<br />

Take a look at some of the most expensive yoga mats in the world. <strong>The</strong>se should give you some<br />

extra boost to workout.<br />

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Ermenegildo Zegna yoga mat, 500 USD, Ermenegildo Zegna<br />

You’re nobody until you travel with your own Ermenegildo Zegna yoga<br />

mat. Black and grey Ermenegildo Zegna Couture logo print yoga mat with<br />

a brand stamp at underside. Includes carrying strap.<br />

No Ka’oi mat, 415 USD, SAINT LAURENT<br />

Yoga mat decorated with the Saint Laurent Paris signature in collaboration<br />

with No Ka’Oi. This Saint Laurent Rive Droite exclusive is made in<br />

Italy.<br />

Burberry and Liforme Monogram Motif Yoga Mat, 420 USD,<br />

BURBERRY<br />

Brown rubber x Liforme Monogram Motif Yoga Mat from Burberry featuring<br />

non-slip rubber, PVC-free design, alignment markers for guided<br />

poses, and a monogram motif. This item comes with a protective case.<br />

Loewe Meraid-print Leather-strap Yoga mat, 490 USD, LOEWE<br />

Loewe’s yoga mat has been made in Spain from soft microfibre and features<br />

Paula’s Ibiza signature mermaid print. It comes with a long leather<br />

strap for easy carrying to and from the studio.<br />

“YOGA MAT”, 255 USD, OFF-WHITE<br />

Decked out with Off-White’s logo emblazoned across one side, and a<br />

large “WOMAN” in the cursive text on the other, the mat measures 173cm<br />

x 61.5cm edge-to-edge. <strong>The</strong> piece also comes with a neat wrap to help you<br />

store it when rolled, taking on the iconic “SHOELACES” tie that is often<br />

seen on Virgil Abloh‘s footwear pieces.<br />

Take a look at some of the most expensive yoga mats in the world. <strong>The</strong>se<br />

should give you some extra boost to workout.<br />

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Chakracarma mat, 15,000-100,000 USD, CHAKRACARMA<br />

Made of handcrafted leather and studded with precious gemstones, the<br />

mat aims to help you activate your chakras and offer a luxurious healing<br />

experience. You’d better hope for a truly transcendent experience, however,<br />

because prices for a Chakracarma mat start from 15,000 USD up to<br />

100,000 USD.<br />

Yoga mat, 2,390 USD, LOUIS VUITTON<br />

Meditative stretching takes on a sleek bent with the Louis Vuitton yoga<br />

mat. It comes detailed with luxurious House signatures, including natural<br />

cowhide leather details and a Monogram canvas strap and cardholder. <strong>The</strong><br />

mat itself is supple to the touch and features a nonslip finish for safety.<br />

Baller Yoga LXXX Mat, 1,500 USD, Baller Yoga<br />

BallerYoga mats begin with the same Horween Tanned-In-Tack football<br />

leather used by professional ballers and finish with a contract manufacturer<br />

specializing in high-end leather goods. Everything from the leather<br />

to the lace is 100% Made in the USA.<br />

HERMÈS Yoga mat, 20,000 USD, HERMÈS<br />

You can now do the downward dog on a Hermes yoga mat for 20,000 USD.<br />

If you’ve been struggling to nail your advanced yoga poses or meditation<br />

practice, Hermes has something that might help. Cue the Parisian house’s<br />

premium yoga mat, which comes in a handy bag for “the promise of a<br />

peaceful and relaxed practice in a distinctive style.”<br />

Chanel yoga mat, 8,860 USD, CHANEL<br />

Here’s a yoga-paraphernalia no lotus-position loving girl (or boy) should<br />

be without. This yoga mat will come in handy when you feel the intense<br />

need to meditate.<br />

Would you buy one of the most expensive yoga mats in the world?<br />

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E L E G A N C E<br />

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the woman behind the label who is just as captivating<br />

through her designs, as she is in person. Across two hours,<br />

you will hear from Delphine about the couture world, why<br />

she believes French women are able to express their<br />

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advice, while enjoying premier cru champagne from the<br />

comfort of your own home.<br />

LEARN THE SECRETS<br />

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A meeting with Delphine is full of her own personal stories<br />

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BIG BANG<br />

UNICO BERLUTI<br />

COLD BROWN<br />

Initiated four years ago, the collaboration between<br />

the French men’s fashion house Berluti and the<br />

watchmaking manufacture Hublot has given life to a<br />

series of unforgettable watches. Bringing together the<br />

former’s legendary Venezia leather and its patina with<br />

the latter’s art of fusion of materials, these different<br />

models have all had the Hublot Classic Fusion watch<br />

as their base.<br />

For this new reveal, the two Houses have gone back to<br />

the drawing board working hand in hand with Kris Van<br />

Assche, creative Director of Berluti, to design a model<br />

based for the first time on the iconic Big Bang Unico<br />

chronograph.<br />

For the first time, the emblematic<br />

Men’s fashion house and<br />

the watchmaker, both master of<br />

exceptional craftmanship, are<br />

focusing on the Big Bang Unico<br />

chronograph, for a limited series.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> Big Bang chronograph’s strong, unmistakeable and<br />

modern identity reflects the new Berluti’s universe and<br />

lifestyle. <strong>The</strong> patina is our trademark, usually present in<br />

our shoes and leather goods, but all that know-how can<br />

also be used for something totally different. Bringing the<br />

Cold Brown patina - which was inspired by an archive<br />

patina and renewed through a glaçage process to obtain<br />

a rich, cutting edge colour - to the Big Bang Unico is<br />

an opportunity for Berluti’s craft to be discovered in a<br />

new context. Using our tradition and heritage in innovative,<br />

forward thinking ways has opened up a world<br />

of possibilities.” - Kris Van Assche, Creative Director of<br />

BERLUTI<br />

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“It has already been four years since we began our partnership<br />

with the Berluti House. For the first time, we<br />

have chosen the Big Bang Unico model as the basis of our<br />

collaboration. <strong>The</strong> final result combines an exercise in<br />

style, due to Kris Van Assche’s flair for fashion, with an<br />

amazing technical feat made possible by the expertise of<br />

our watchmakers, designers and engineers, all of whose<br />

know-how was required to master the conception of this<br />

new bezel.” - Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of HUBLOT<br />

Thanks to their reputed mastery of materials, Hublot’s<br />

engineers here drew on the experience gained during<br />

previous collaborations with Berluti to be able to apply<br />

the house’s iconic Venezia leather to the Big Bang Unico’s<br />

dial. A construction built around a brass base encapsulates<br />

the leather between two pieces of sapphire<br />

glass, cut out for the first time to allow the wearer to<br />

admire the gears of the Unico movement. Thanks to a<br />

delicate process developed in collaboration with Berluti,<br />

the organic elements of the leather have been frozen,<br />

as if asleep, so as to render the living beauty of the<br />

natural hide unchanging. And for this new interpretation,<br />

the Venezia leather comes in Cold Brown patina.<br />

Diving into Berluti’s archives, Kris Van Assche decided<br />

to take inspiration from a past patina and bring it<br />

back up-to-date to create the Cold Brown patina. A<br />

glacé finish on it emphasizes the various brown shades<br />

composing this subtle colour. This patina is the result<br />

of a long and complex handwork. Each piece is unique<br />

thanks to the color variations due to this craftsmanship.<br />

Another innovation: whereas on previous editions, it<br />

was only reserved for the strap and the dial, the Venezia<br />

leather in Cold Brown patina also features on the<br />

watch’s bezel. This achievement was possible thanks to<br />

the development of an all-new conception of the piece,<br />

in two parts. <strong>The</strong> first part, in leather and around 1 mm<br />

thick, is inserted thanks to an adhesive and rigidifying<br />

resin onto a lower base in black ceramic, which is itself<br />

screwed onto the case of the watch. But like the strap,<br />

it will be able to continue taking on a patina over time.<br />

Of course, the heart of this Hublot Big Bang could only<br />

be the iconic Unico manufacture movement, a chronograph<br />

with flyback function. Here, this MHUB1242<br />

calibre beats at the heart of a case with a 45-millimetre<br />

diameter and offers a 72-hour power reserve.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Hublot Big Bang Unico Berluti Cold Brown watch<br />

fuses the heritage of the men’s fashion house Berluti,<br />

the vision of its creative Director Kris Van Assche and<br />

the mastery of materials of the Hublot Manufacture.<br />

Delivered in a casket signed by the two houses., presenting<br />

the emblematic Berluti shoehorn key ring and<br />

travel case, this model will only be available in a limited<br />

edition of 100 copies.<br />

Available in the Hublot Boutiques and on www.Hublot.com<br />

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CHAUMET:<br />

BEE MY LOVE<br />

PURE AND RADIANT<br />

An established Maison icon, Bee My Love<br />

revisits the imperial symbol of the bee<br />

with a fresh modernity, transforming the<br />

honeycomb of the hive through an interplay<br />

of gold and geometry. Rings, bracelets,<br />

necklaces and earrings in yellow, rose<br />

and white gold combine for a sophisticated<br />

and sensual look.<br />

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NEW PRECIOUS PIECES<br />

More precious than ever, the Bee My Love<br />

collection is enriched by new graphic creations.<br />

Chaumet reinterprets the timeless diamond<br />

necklace and tennis bracelet into<br />

a white gold parure that is deliberately<br />

modern, audacious and elegant all at once.<br />

Finally, a new Y necklace in rose gold has<br />

been welcomed in the collection, completing<br />

the declination of second skin effect<br />

jewellery pieces.<br />

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TIFFANY & CO. AND ELSA PERETTI<br />

PRESENT THE DSM EDIT<br />

A PERETTI® BONE CUFF LIMITED<br />

COLLECTION SPECIALLY CURATED FOR<br />

DOVER STREET MARKET<br />

November 2020 – In celebration<br />

of the 50th anniversary<br />

of the Bone Cuff, Tiffany &<br />

Co. and Elsa Peretti will introduce<br />

“<strong>The</strong> DSM Edit,” available exclusively<br />

at Dover Street for the first time.<br />

This limited offering will showcase<br />

an entirely new and dramatic style<br />

– the sterling silver Snowflake Obsidian<br />

(available exclusively) as well<br />

as the coveted blackcuff and original<br />

large cuffs crafted in sterling<br />

silver.<br />

Timelessly contemporary, organic<br />

and sensually minimal, the Bone<br />

cuff was first designed in 1970 and<br />

then introduced as part of Peretti’s<br />

first collection for Tiffany in 1974.<br />

<strong>The</strong>n considered to be one of her<br />

most revolutionary designs that<br />

turned the tide of modern jewelry<br />

history, the Bone cuff has since<br />

transcended the jewelry world, to<br />

become a true icon of 20th century<br />

design. <strong>The</strong> Bone cuff was, Peretti<br />

explains, inspired partly by the<br />

bones she saw as a child, and would<br />

sometimes secretly take home,<br />

from the Capuchin Crypt in Rome<br />

where the walls were embedded<br />

with shapely bones. She was also<br />

inspired by Gaudi’s architecture in<br />

Barcelona.<br />

“Things that are forbidden remain<br />

with you forever,” said Elsa Peretti.<br />

A collection of five different styles<br />

of the Bone cuff will be on display<br />

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Bits of<br />

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for purchase in store and online<br />

at Dover Street Market in London,<br />

Ginza, New York City, Los Angeles<br />

and Singapore, from November 24,<br />

2020 until January 15, 2021.<br />

A new sterling silver Bone cuff inlaid<br />

with a drop-shaped carved<br />

Snowflake Obsidian, exclusive to<br />

DSM for the duration of the partnership,<br />

leads the selection and<br />

makes its world debut. <strong>The</strong> grayblack<br />

volcanic glass, speckled with<br />

white snowflake-shaped inclusions,<br />

has been hand carved in Peretti’s<br />

favorite organic and sensual<br />

drop-shaped form by specialist<br />

artisan-carvers, who have worked<br />

closely with the designer for decades.<br />

<strong>The</strong> voluptuous teardrop –<br />

a symbol of pure emotion – complements<br />

the sculptural contours<br />

of the cuff, and reflects Peretti’s<br />

love of nature and natural materials,<br />

and her pursuit of perfection in<br />

hand-craftsmanship.<br />

Through its interpretation of nature,<br />

sensual minimalism and a<br />

powerful monochrome colour<br />

scheme of lustrous black, sterling<br />

silver and intriguing Snowflake Obsidian,<br />

the curation has been carefully<br />

selected to highlight Peretti’s<br />

original contemporary ‘edge’ and<br />

resonate with DSM’s discerning,<br />

style-conscious clientele. All five<br />

styles are offered for both left and<br />

right wrists and prices range from<br />

$450–$2,700.<br />

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Bits of<br />

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CHASING THE LIGHT<br />

THE GRAFF NAME IS SYNONYMOUS WITH THE WORLD’S FINEST<br />

YELLOW DIAMONDS. WITH INSIGHT FROM THREE INDUSTRY<br />

EXPERTS, MARIA DULTON UNCOVERS THEIR EXTRAORDINARY<br />

JOURNEY FROM RARE ROUGH STONES TO POLISHED BEAUTY.<br />

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If any stone can capture joy,<br />

the yellow diamond wins<br />

hands down. On the drabbest<br />

of days, the golden light<br />

from a perfect yellow radiates<br />

wellbeing like the warmth of a<br />

hazy summer afternoon. Could<br />

a yellow diamond be a contradiction<br />

of world order, a shard<br />

of sunlight captured forever in<br />

a virtually indestructible mineral<br />

born in the mysterious<br />

depths of our planet?<br />

Science tells us otherwise, and<br />

it is nitrogen, the rather less romantic<br />

element, that billions of<br />

years ago differentiated a colourless<br />

diamond from its daffodil-bright<br />

sibling.<br />

<strong>The</strong> yellow is the only coloured<br />

diamond whose grading begins<br />

on the lower end of the GIA<br />

D-Z grading scale and continues<br />

into the ‘Fancy’ hues,<br />

giving yellows the widest and<br />

most fascinating range of variants.<br />

<strong>The</strong> most prized are the four Fancy<br />

grades, from Fancy Light to topof-the-range<br />

Fancy Vivid, with its<br />

perfect equilibrium of colour and<br />

saturation.<br />

Until the discovery of diamonds<br />

in South Africa in the<br />

second half of the 19th century,<br />

few yellow diamonds had<br />

been found. Those from existing<br />

sources in India and Brazil<br />

were considered natural wonders<br />

worthy of curiosity cabinets<br />

and royal collections.<br />

But today, yellow diamonds are<br />

one of the most sought-after<br />

gems, and that is in no small<br />

part thanks to four decades of<br />

work by Laurence Graff, who<br />

was one of the first to shine<br />

the spotlight on Fancy yellow<br />

diamonds at a time when only<br />

white would do.<br />

Laurence Graff recalls the<br />

moment in New York, in the<br />

1970s, when a diamond cutter<br />

showed him a 31 carat yellow<br />

diamond. He was taken aback<br />

by how the radiant cut maximised<br />

its colour. Following his<br />

heart, he bought the stone, and<br />

from that moment on it could<br />

be said he had contracted an<br />

enduring case of yellow fever.<br />

It wasn’t long before he acquired<br />

and recut his first headline-grabbing<br />

yellow, the 47.39<br />

carat Star of Bombay, followed<br />

since by almost two dozen<br />

more outstanding yellow diamonds<br />

that are among the finest<br />

of their kind in the world.<br />

“Today, yellow diamonds are<br />

one of the most sought-after<br />

gems, and that is in no small<br />

part thanks to four decades of<br />

work by Laurence Graff.”<br />

Ever the innovator, ground-breaking<br />

techniques were developed<br />

by Graff to find new cuts that<br />

would best enhance the colour<br />

of a diamond. Today, discerning<br />

connoisseurs know that if they<br />

are looking for an exquisite yellow<br />

diamond, they will find it in<br />

Graff’s peerless collection.<br />

At 118.08 carats, the Delaire<br />

Sunrise remains one of the<br />

most famous stones cut by<br />

Graff and the largest Fancy<br />

Vivid Yellow square emerald<br />

cut diamond in the world.<br />

Beyond the perfect Fancy Vivid<br />

there is a growing interest<br />

in more unusual hues, from<br />

Brownish Yellow to Fancy Deep<br />

Orange Yellow. But, whichever<br />

you choose, the sun will never<br />

set on a yellow diamond’s ability<br />

to spread its brilliant and joyful<br />

glow.<br />

ALAN HART<br />

— <strong>The</strong> Scientist —<br />

Gemmologist and CEO of<br />

GEM-A<br />

As the former Head of the<br />

Earth Sciences Collection at<br />

the Natural History Museum in<br />

London, and now CEO of the<br />

Gemmological Association of<br />

Great Britain, I see diamonds<br />

from a scientist’s perspective.<br />

But yellow diamonds hold a<br />

very special appeal.<br />

At the British Museum there<br />

are drawers and drawers<br />

of white diamonds, but it is<br />

coloured diamonds that attract<br />

your attention. You just don’t<br />

see them that often, as only<br />

one in every 10,000 diamonds<br />

discovered displays colour.<br />

While colourless diamonds are<br />

almost uniform, I am fascinated<br />

by the cause of the colour<br />

in diamonds, as each one has a<br />

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unique history – whether it is the<br />

amount of boron present in blues,<br />

the structure of nitrogen in yellow<br />

diamonds, or the strain on the molecular<br />

lattice that gives pinks their<br />

rosy tones.<br />

Each nuance of colour has its own<br />

story that began in the earth billions<br />

of years ago. From its primordial<br />

state to observing the light effects<br />

and final colour achieved by a<br />

master cutter, the journey of a polished<br />

coloured diamond is perhaps<br />

one of the longest and most wondrous<br />

of any object on earth.<br />

<strong>The</strong> vast majority of diamonds, including<br />

yellows, were formed deep<br />

within the earth some three billion<br />

years ago, at depths usually greater<br />

than 140km. Here, in a part of the<br />

mantle that is relatively rigid, carbon<br />

is transformed under great temperature<br />

and pressure into a diamond.<br />

However, with a yellow diamond,<br />

the key difference is the inclusion<br />

of the element nitrogen within its<br />

structure. This causes the diamond<br />

to absorb light in the blue region of<br />

the visible spectrum, resulting in<br />

the yellow colour that we see.<br />

“A yellow diamond is a window into<br />

the workings of our planet.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> Fancy Vivid grading for a yellow<br />

diamond is light to medium in tone. It<br />

should not be too dark and have a very<br />

high saturation or strength of colour.<br />

In this category, the deep yellow<br />

colour is shown to its best effect,<br />

making it the most desirable colour<br />

grade. Although, beauty is in<br />

the eye of the beholder, and other<br />

grades and colours can be every bit<br />

as pleasing.<br />

Beyond its attractiveness, a yellow<br />

diamond is a window into the<br />

workings of our planet. While a<br />

jeweller seeks out perfection, as a<br />

scientist I am interested in the imperfections.<br />

Each trapped particle can tell us what<br />

minerals are forming deep within the<br />

planet that help to understand our<br />

earth, and even if there might be diamonds<br />

on other planets.<br />

And, remember, as we live on a dynamic<br />

planet, beneath our very feet<br />

diamonds are still being formed<br />

that may see the light of day millions<br />

of years from now.<br />

PHILIPPE FURCAGE<br />

— <strong>The</strong> Diamond Cutter —<br />

Master Cutter at Safdico<br />

Polishing a yellow diamond is all<br />

about keeping the colour within<br />

the stone and bringing it from the<br />

bottom to the top of the diamond.<br />

<strong>The</strong> colour should reflect back<br />

from the uppermost facet and not<br />

shine through, which is the opposite<br />

of what a polisher aims for in a<br />

colourless diamond. It is a skill that<br />

only a master cutter with at least 10<br />

years’ experience can attempt.<br />

You may have noticed that coloured<br />

diamonds often display a cut<br />

that is modified compared to their<br />

colourless counterparts, as again<br />

this helps hold the colour in the diamond.<br />

This is why most yellow diamonds<br />

are modified oval, cushion<br />

or pear cuts with the lower facets<br />

and corners angled, or modified to<br />

increase the intensity of the colour.<br />

For the same reason, you don’t often<br />

see a round brilliant cut yellow<br />

diamond with a deep culet, which<br />

would water down the colour.<br />

At the wheel, all we have is our eyes<br />

and some basic tools, and we really<br />

have to look for the colour. Each<br />

stone is different and a research<br />

project in its own right.<br />

It takes about six weeks to polish a one<br />

carat yellow diamond within the overall<br />

three-month process. But a big diamond<br />

can take a year or more to polish.<br />

We progress very slowly and gently,<br />

as yellow diamonds are more<br />

stressed than colourless diamonds<br />

due to their crystallisation process,<br />

which means they react differently<br />

at the wheel.<br />

It is also important to take into<br />

consideration the provenance of<br />

a coloured rough diamond as geological<br />

differences affect the hue<br />

and intensity in different ways, and<br />

how the diamond reacts to the polishing<br />

process.<br />

An experienced cutter can look at a<br />

rough diamond and evaluate what<br />

the final colour will be. This is down<br />

to experience, as often we are looking<br />

at diamonds at auction and are<br />

not able to make a window into the<br />

stone. But, even so, we can fairly accurately<br />

estimate the intensity and<br />

purity of colour.<br />

Once a yellow diamond is in our<br />

possession, we aim to take the colour<br />

up a level, from say Fancy Intense<br />

to Fancy Vivid, but it is always<br />

a gamble and not an exact science.<br />

Within each colour grade there are<br />

many subtleties of shades and intensity,<br />

so it is about finding the<br />

most beautiful cut for each stone.<br />

This is the old art of the polisher<br />

that only experience can teach.<br />

ANNE-EVA GEFFROY<br />

— <strong>The</strong> Designer —<br />

Design Director at Graff<br />

<strong>The</strong> range of yellow diamonds with<br />

which I work is exceptional in terms<br />

of colour, quality, cut and quantity.<br />

Few jewellers have the luxury of<br />

such a wide range of yellows at their<br />

fingertips, from the traditional colour<br />

gradings — Light to Vivid — but<br />

also exceptional examples of other<br />

colours such as Deep Orange Yellow<br />

and Brownish Yellow.<br />

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Because we have many valuable diamonds and also some<br />

of the rarest in the world, the design of a yellow diamond<br />

jewel is often based around the stone. I don’t dream up<br />

an idea and then look for the diamonds – I start with the<br />

stones. And in our atelier, diamonds, the epitome of femininity,<br />

are always referred to as ‘she’.<br />

It is vital to know the stones intimately so I hold them<br />

in my hands every day. Our London studio faces north,<br />

which offers the perfect light for looking at diamonds.<br />

I spend a lot of time studying each one, even before my<br />

initial gouache drawings take shape.<br />

With yellow diamonds in particular, I love making bracelets<br />

or watches that feature more than one stone. You<br />

don’t see this very often as other designers simply don’t<br />

have the yellow diamonds to choose from to create these<br />

magnificent combinations.<br />

We set yellow diamonds in yellow gold claws and baskets<br />

for the simple reason that it is less visible when<br />

looking into the stone, even if the rest of the jewel is<br />

in white gold.<br />

Yellow diamonds combine best with white diamonds,<br />

particularly in necklaces or bracelets, as they make the<br />

colours more intense.<br />

An exceptional yellow diamond, in my opinion, should<br />

be set into a ring. Whereas in a necklace you create a<br />

pattern that you fill with stones, a ring is the purest<br />

and most simple way to present a stone.<br />

And don’t forget that on your hand you share your stone<br />

through your gestures, and with each movement you see<br />

the beauty of a yellow diamond from all sides.<br />

When you see a bracelet or<br />

earrings made from dozens<br />

of yellow diamonds,<br />

the colours are so vibrant<br />

that they look almost unreal.<br />

And there is a skill to<br />

combining them so that the<br />

Vivid diamonds, the brightest<br />

of them all, don’t steal<br />

the show.<br />

“A ring is the purest way to<br />

present a yellow diamond,<br />

through gestures you share<br />

its beauty from all sides.”<br />

Unlike other jewellers, even<br />

after the gold frame of the<br />

jewel has been crafted downstairs<br />

in the workshop, it<br />

comes back to my team and<br />

we play with the angles and<br />

height of each stone to maximise<br />

the harmony and beauty<br />

until it is just right.<br />

We have to be prepared to<br />

start from scratch if something<br />

is not perfect, as our<br />

aim is to create a balance<br />

in the architecture of each<br />

jewel, which has to be as<br />

natural as breathing.<br />

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RICHARD MILLE LAUNCHES IT’S MOST<br />

COMPLICATED AUTOMATIC CALIBRE WATCH<br />

Richard Mille has recently launched a highly complex sports timepiece, a masterpiece of<br />

technical prowess designed for everyday use and for any situation, such is the latest<br />

execution of Richard Mille’s tireless quest for innovation, the new RM 65-01.<br />

<strong>The</strong> culmination of some five years of development, this automatic split-seconds chronograph is<br />

the most complex timepiece ever to leave the Richard Mille workshops. This model fully<br />

embodies the brand’s technical approach thanks to the combination of several additional<br />

functions, a very specific architecture and an extremely high-end aesthetic. All in all, a fabulous<br />

challenge of mechanical watchmaking that called for patience, technicity and utter perseverance.<br />

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THE CANARY DIAMOND<br />

By Us, By You, ByCanary<br />

Fine jewellery label ByCanary raises the curtains with a collaborative<br />

collection by Malaysian entrepreneur, Yiulin<br />

ByCanary is a new digital-first<br />

fine jewellery<br />

label set to launch<br />

on 8 September 2020 with<br />

eight core collections and<br />

a designer collaboration.<br />

Inspired by the aspirational<br />

personalities of today,<br />

we seek to offer our clients<br />

modular, affordable options<br />

to start building a collection<br />

of high quality stylish and<br />

expressive jewellery that<br />

grows with them.<br />

Launched and helmed by<br />

the veteran team at <strong>The</strong> Canary<br />

Diamond Co, we are a<br />

conscious, socially and environmentally<br />

responsible<br />

label that offers decades of<br />

industry know-hows, craftsmanship,<br />

and access to ethically-sourced<br />

gems and<br />

recycled fine metals. As we<br />

take a stand in giving back<br />

to the community, 10% of<br />

profits from all designer collaboration<br />

collections will<br />

be donated to a charity organisation<br />

of the designer’s<br />

choice.<br />

With our ears to the ground,<br />

we aim to not only address<br />

the gap in the region’s jewellery<br />

market for trendy designs.<br />

We set to pioneer high<br />

quality and environmentally<br />

conscious pieces by tapping<br />

on technological advancements<br />

to cater to an increasingly<br />

astute generation<br />

of shoppers. Our jewellery<br />

are designed not just to offer<br />

you an avenue for creativity<br />

and self-expression but are<br />

also a symbol for the causes<br />

you fight for.<br />

“Through the years at the<br />

Canary Diamond Co, we’ve<br />

received requests from<br />

customers to offer trendy<br />

ready-to-wear pieces that<br />

are 18K gold hypoallergenic<br />

and environmentally<br />

conscious. We’ve taken the<br />

feedback to heart and are<br />

proud to be able to make<br />

your dreams a reality. With<br />

ByCanary, we are also challenging<br />

traditional jewellery<br />

designs by collaborating<br />

with creatives out of the industry<br />

which has expanded<br />

our creative vision and artistic<br />

horizons as we bring<br />

you novel and fresh pieces<br />

in every collection. - Johnny<br />

Lam, Director, <strong>The</strong> Canary<br />

Diamond Co”<br />

Yiulin X ByCanary<br />

We are excited to be pushing<br />

the envelope of fine jewellery<br />

designs and reinvent<br />

the wheel through cross-industry<br />

collaborations. With<br />

our first collaboration, we<br />

are proud to be joining hands<br />

with Malaysian footwear designer,<br />

stylish entrepreneur,<br />

and mother-of-three, Ung<br />

Yiu Lin.<br />

“Every woman loves jewellery<br />

and diamonds. But the<br />

modern women of today no<br />

longer need to be gifted. We<br />

want to be buying our own<br />

diamonds — we work hard<br />

and sometimes we just want<br />

to buy ourselves something<br />

as a reward or to mark a<br />

special occasion.<br />

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What you’ll find in this collection<br />

are beautiful stackable<br />

and buildable pieces that will<br />

take you from day to night,<br />

from classy to edgy, which to<br />

me is the fun thing we are incorporating<br />

into fine jewellery.<br />

And you don’t have to fork out<br />

an exorbitant amount of money<br />

for it. - Ung Yiu Lin”<br />

A key feature of the Yiulin X By-<br />

Canary collection is its modular<br />

design ethos that offers the<br />

freedom to personalise their<br />

jewellery by harmonising different<br />

detachable components<br />

together. Inspired by Yiulin’s<br />

own style and lifestyle as a<br />

mother and a business woman,<br />

this collection is an ode to<br />

the modern woman who buys<br />

her own diamonds and wears<br />

them as an expression of who<br />

she chooses to be in any occasion.<br />

<strong>The</strong> White Gold Pear Head<br />

(4,900SGD/3,500USD) is a detachable<br />

centrepiece which is<br />

also available in emerald shape,<br />

round and asscher, which you<br />

may secure to the band of your<br />

choice: a simple round one for<br />

a minimal style or an octagonal<br />

cut for attitude with or<br />

without diamonds. Both jewels<br />

and bands are also available in<br />

yellow and rose gold.<br />

On its own, the asscher-shaped<br />

diamond studs in 18K black<br />

gold are already stunning<br />

enough to bedazzle your ensemble<br />

but dare to shine even<br />

brighter by adding the brilliant<br />

Sunray Accoutrements<br />

in black & white gold or the<br />

black diamond Wing-inspired<br />

Attachments to accentuate<br />

those diamonds. <strong>The</strong> studs will<br />

retail at (4,700SGD/3,400USD)<br />

and the add-ons will retail<br />

separately at (3,000SG-<br />

D/2,200USD) respectively. If<br />

you fancy a warmer shade,<br />

consider the Emerald Studs<br />

in yellow gold (4,800SG-<br />

D/3,400USD) which you<br />

may pair with the cascading<br />

chandelier (1,500SGD/1,100S-<br />

GD) for a statement look or<br />

dial it down a notch with the<br />

18K rose gold diamond drop<br />

(1,800SGD/1,300USD) for an<br />

effortlessly chic touch.<br />

Classics to match any outfit for<br />

every occasion. <strong>The</strong> Emerald<br />

Pendant is crafted in 18K white<br />

gold with nine diamonds, exuding<br />

an air understated elegance.<br />

To this, you may choose<br />

to complement it with a string<br />

of nine baguette diamonds to<br />

add an air of glamour and allure.<br />

<strong>The</strong> necklace and white<br />

gold Emerald Pendant retails<br />

at (4,200SGD/3,000USD)<br />

and the Baguette Drops retail<br />

at an additional (1,800SG-<br />

D/1,300USD) and (2,400SG-<br />

D/1,700USD) respectively.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Yiulin X ByCanary collection<br />

retails from (600SG-<br />

D/500USD) for rings to<br />

(<strong>22</strong>,300SGD/15800USD). To<br />

our belief that a successful<br />

company has a responsibility<br />

to the greater community, 10%<br />

of profits from this collection<br />

will go to the Dignity for Children<br />

Foundation in supporting<br />

their education.<br />

Black Gold Asscher Studs paired with Sunray Inspired<br />

Accoutrements and Wing Inspired Cuff respectively<br />

Detachable White Gold Pear Head with Round Diamond Band and Octa Band respectively<br />

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ByCanary Collections<br />

<strong>The</strong>re’s more to the modern<br />

shopper than what meets the<br />

eye — each shape though simple,<br />

presents many facades, an apt<br />

representation of our multi-faceted<br />

charms. Modern Minimalism<br />

features the Hexagon Ring<br />

(800SGD/600USD) which makes<br />

for a chic metaphor for the many<br />

hats you wear.<br />

Crafted with nine round diamonds<br />

set in 18K white gold, this simple<br />

yet uniquely configured piece<br />

will be sure to add an element of<br />

originality to your look. Pair the<br />

ring with the Onyx Diamond Earrings<br />

(2,500SGD/1,800USD) from<br />

the Mono collection for an added<br />

geometric allure. Illuminated by<br />

10 shimmering round diamonds,<br />

this piece is shaped into arrows<br />

as a symbol of encouragement to<br />

follow one’s heart.<br />

Turn simplicity into opulence<br />

with some tinted stones from<br />

the Prism collection. <strong>The</strong> Purple<br />

Amethyst Diamond Earrings that<br />

retails for (2,400SGD/1,700USD)<br />

features two beautiful amethysts<br />

totalling 8.40 carats and 44 round<br />

diamonds, designed to elevate<br />

every outfit with sophistication.<br />

Also from the collection is the<br />

Green Amethyst Diamond Ring<br />

(3,400SGD/2,400USD) for an enlivening<br />

twist to your ensemble.<br />

This geometrically perfect ring is<br />

made from 18K white gold with a<br />

12.65ct centre stone and features<br />

68 round diamonds.<br />

Classic Collections<br />

You may find both simple and<br />

statement pieces in <strong>The</strong> Essentials<br />

collection. Look closer, and<br />

you will be smittened by the 18K<br />

rose gold Diamond Ring that effortlessly<br />

combines vogue and<br />

luxury straddling a fine line between<br />

minimalism and drama.<br />

This head-turner that retails<br />

at (2,000SGD/1500USD) features<br />

two plain and two diamond-pavéd<br />

bands, with two<br />

baguette diamonds taking centre<br />

stage. This is also available in<br />

white gold.<br />

Crafted in 18K rose gold, the<br />

Diamond Earring (1,200SG-<br />

D/1500USD) from the Zen collection<br />

features 12 brilliant round<br />

diamonds on each side, meeting<br />

ever so elegantly with a 0.15 carat<br />

diamond centrepiece. Pair this<br />

set with the 18K rose gold Diamond<br />

Ring (700SGD/500USD)<br />

to add that vintage poise to your<br />

look. For elevated elegance during<br />

your date nights, double up<br />

this ring with other skinny bands<br />

from the collection or from your<br />

own heap. All designs from the<br />

Zen Collection are available in<br />

rose gold and white gold.<br />

Tell your very own story with<br />

the jewellery you wear. Perfect<br />

for stacking and layering,<br />

the Love Letters collection features<br />

alphabets in 18K white<br />

or rose gold embellished with<br />

rows of diamonds and retails at<br />

(500SGD/400USD) for rings and<br />

(600SGD/500USD) for necklaces.<br />

For astrology fanatics, the<br />

constellation pendants from the<br />

Zodiac collection accented with<br />

round diamonds casted in 18K<br />

white gold will be the perfect gift<br />

for you. Each necklace retails at<br />

(800SGD/600USD). Sizes range<br />

quarterly from 5 to 13 for the lettered<br />

rings, as well as 16” and 18”<br />

separately for necklaces.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Lucky Charms Collection<br />

presents a light-hearted take on<br />

talismans with a modern twist<br />

of fate. Ward off negativity and<br />

keep that vivacious energy flowing<br />

with the eye, modelled into a<br />

ring (600SGD/500USD) and also<br />

available as earrings (800SG-<br />

D/600USD). Bestow good luck<br />

upon yourself or a loved one with<br />

the horseshoe necklace (800SG-<br />

D/600USD) crafted in 18K white<br />

gold and embellished with 13<br />

round diamonds as a fashion<br />

statement that is also often believed<br />

to be a symbol of good luck<br />

and protection.<br />

Mono: 18K W/G Onyx Diamond Earring<br />

Prism: 18K W/G Purple Amethyst Diamond Earrings, Prism: 18K W/G Green Amethyst Diamond Ring<br />

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IRON GREY COLLECTION<br />

Combining the elegance of grey glass with subtle<br />

touches of copper-enhanced stainless steel, this award<br />

winning collection reflects the true extent of the<br />

brand’s excellence and innovative nature in design and<br />

technology.<br />

www.asia.de-dietrich.com<br />

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EXCLUSIVE:<br />

ELIE SAAB JOINS<br />

AMAZON’S<br />

LUXURY STORES<br />

Elie Saab is joining Amazon’s <strong>Luxury</strong><br />

Stores, adding a high-profile designer<br />

and a layer of red-carpet glamour to the<br />

Seattle tech giant’s latest venture.<br />

“Everyone finds this an intriguing subject —<br />

we saw that Amazon has done things well,<br />

developing in a lot of sectors,” remarked Elie<br />

Saab Jr., chief executive officer of the label,<br />

speaking to WWD over FaceTime.<br />

Amazon unveiled its by-invitation <strong>Luxury</strong><br />

Stores platform in September with virtual<br />

shop-in-shops from Oscar de la Renta and<br />

Roland Mouret, and plans to mould the project<br />

to suit consumer demands. Last week,<br />

accessories label Mark Cross announced it<br />

is joining as well, selling items ranging from<br />

small leather goods to home decor, priced<br />

between $175 and $2,990. Car Shoe and Clé<br />

de Peau Beauté are also on the platform.<br />

For Elie Saab, the move reflects a deeper push<br />

into the digital realm, as well as the American<br />

market.<br />

“We spoke a lot with key executives at Amazon<br />

— those associated with this project, in<br />

particular — discussing their vision and how<br />

they saw development of the activity, and integration<br />

in different markets,” recalled Saab.<br />

“This vision was aligned with ours.<br />

“Everything we do will be focused around the<br />

digital realm,” he added. This is not the first<br />

digital partnership for Elie Saab — the label<br />

has been sold on Mytheresa and Net-a-porter,<br />

noted the executive.<br />

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<strong>The</strong> Lebanese fashion house was<br />

also attracted by the tech company’s<br />

focus on the U.S. market. “It’s a<br />

good first step — mutually,” he said.<br />

<strong>The</strong> brand opened a store on Madison<br />

Avenue three years ago, and<br />

has worked with retailer partners<br />

in the U.S. over the years, including<br />

Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth<br />

Avenue, as well as other specialty<br />

stores.<br />

“<strong>The</strong>se are historic partnerships<br />

that we really count on,” he said,<br />

confirming plans to continue with<br />

them.<br />

<strong>The</strong> foray onto Amazon’s <strong>Luxury</strong><br />

Stories will not eat into the label’s<br />

business with retail partners, he<br />

predicted, noting that many clients<br />

continue to count on department<br />

stores for the shopping experience<br />

and brand discovery.<br />

<strong>The</strong> move is part of an overall<br />

strategy to reach new audiences<br />

that perhaps hadn’t considered the<br />

label so attainable, he suggested.<br />

His father, designer Elie Saab, is<br />

known for airy, pastel gowns embellished<br />

with elaborate beadwork<br />

and feathers — popular with brides<br />

in the Middle East and international<br />

celebrities seeking to stand out<br />

at red-carpet events.<br />

“We expect to expand and reach<br />

a different clientele, perhaps a bit<br />

younger that might know the brand<br />

by name but think it’s maybe an<br />

unreachable haute couture brand<br />

— whereas we have done a lot to<br />

develop accessible products,” said<br />

Saab. “When people come into the<br />

stores, they are surprised to have<br />

products that they didn’t think<br />

they’d find at Elie Saab.”<br />

New lines include children’s wear<br />

and a home collection. <strong>The</strong> latter,<br />

which spans decorative cushions<br />

and throws, as well as lighting and<br />

carpets, debuted last year under<br />

license with Swiss firm Corporate<br />

Brand Maison. Elie Saab also reinforced<br />

another unit of its business<br />

by signing a five-year license with<br />

OLG Onward <strong>Luxury</strong> Group for the<br />

production and distribution of its<br />

footwear and leather goods.<br />

Saab stressed the importance of<br />

adapting to a changing environment<br />

in order to maintain relevance.<br />

<strong>The</strong> executive sees a new worldwide<br />

model of digital marketplaces<br />

being developed, with actors like<br />

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Farfetch pioneering the structure of bringing<br />

different brands together, noting they can<br />

operate in the online world much like concession<br />

models in retail.<br />

With their eyes on China, Alibaba, Farfetch,<br />

Compagnie Financière Richemont and<br />

François-Henri Pinault, managing partner<br />

of Kering-owner Artemis, last month announced<br />

a partnership that is sure to accelerate<br />

the digitalization of the luxury market<br />

worldwide.<br />

For Elie Saab, the Amazon partnership brings<br />

it a strong shop-in-shop presence in the U.S.<br />

market, and the label could forge similar arrangements<br />

with other partners, the executive<br />

hinted.<br />

Although the brand does not have a physical<br />

presence in Asia, it is popular with Asians<br />

consumers, including Chinese, who have<br />

purchased its clothing in London and in<br />

Dubai, with a high level of loyal haute couture<br />

clients, according to Saab. It also enjoys a following<br />

on social networks in China, he added.<br />

Describing the site on Amazon <strong>Luxury</strong> Stores,<br />

he said there will be links between editorial<br />

content and items for sale.<br />

“Consumers need to understand the brand,<br />

and immerse themselves in the brand content,”<br />

he said.<br />

It has been a challenging year for Elie Saab.<br />

Red-carpet events and weddings were shut<br />

down by the coronavirus pandemic in the<br />

spring, and in August came a massive warehouse<br />

explosion in the port of Beirut that<br />

damaged the brand’s headquarters. <strong>The</strong><br />

company has moved forward in the face of<br />

the difficulties, said the executive.<br />

“Our priority was to really to pick ourselves up<br />

and continue no matter what it takes, because<br />

this is how we have built our company,<br />

our organization and this is the real<br />

meaning of resilience,” Saab said.<br />

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Now, efforts are focused on 2021, with a<br />

number of collections being prepared, as well<br />

as brand extensions including watches and<br />

eyewear. <strong>The</strong> brand recently opened a show-


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room for its home designs in Milan,<br />

which Saab said have been well received<br />

in various markets, despite<br />

the pandemic. <strong>The</strong>re are plans for<br />

further spaces to showcase the<br />

home collections in Beirut, near<br />

the brand headquarters, in Dubai<br />

and a shop-in-shop in Harrods.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> product speaks for itself — it’s<br />

not linked to brand in a literal way,<br />

but portrays the universe of the<br />

brand,” he said.<br />

Elie Saab boasts boutiques in Beirut,<br />

Dubai, London, Paris, New<br />

York, Doha and Istanbul and will<br />

proceed cautiously when it comes<br />

to international expansion.<br />

“This doesn’t mean opening shops,”<br />

he said, explaining that the idea of<br />

expansion today means something<br />

different than it did a decade ago.<br />

Brands like Elie Saab can expand<br />

through product categories as well<br />

as their online presence, he said.<br />

“In our case, we are an independent<br />

luxury brand. We have to have our<br />

own pace and in the end, the customer<br />

is the key so we have to do<br />

everything to keep on serving our<br />

customers in the way they expect<br />

to be served by us,” he said.<br />

<strong>The</strong> family-owned label’s store<br />

presence will remain important in<br />

key capitals of the world, he added,<br />

noting that customers of such<br />

products will always want to experience<br />

the brand in a physical setting<br />

and meet the people behind it.<br />

“We have fashion advisors, not<br />

sales associates, he added. “After<br />

they leave the store, if they decide<br />

to buy it on Amazon or buy it on<br />

whichever platform, it’s fine – it’s<br />

serving the same purpose,” he said.<br />

<strong>The</strong> project with Amazon moved<br />

quickly, the online store readied<br />

in less than two months, Saab<br />

said, noting he was happy to see<br />

the company improve its structure<br />

during the pandemic, both its operations<br />

and organization.<br />

“To keep up with the constant<br />

change in the world, we need to be<br />

agile and dynamic and this project<br />

showed a lot of organizational effort,”<br />

he said, noting he was thankful<br />

to the company’s teams for laying<br />

the groundwork for 2021. “<strong>The</strong><br />

world is changing—you have to be<br />

able to keep up.”<br />

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LIVE DESIGN BY L SAHA<br />

AT LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL AND LONDON FASHION WEEK<br />

PERFORMED BY LABONI SAHA<br />

L Saha presented a Live-Design Exhibit, showcasing the process of hand making a<br />

dress from start to finish, spanning through the length of London Design Festival,<br />

2020 (12 th -20 th September) at Somerset House.<br />

A<br />

100% handmade evening dress<br />

was created during the exhibition,<br />

from sustainably sourced natural<br />

material (yarn) that was weaved into a<br />

finished garment. No machine stitching<br />

was used in the process, making the garment,<br />

a product with exceptionally low<br />

carbon footprint. <strong>The</strong> exhibition captured<br />

the mak-ing of a 100% handmade<br />

garment, the day-to-day design stages<br />

within a scene of designer’s work-space.<br />

“I have, for many years worked behind<br />

the scene to develop designs that are<br />

fully hand made at our studio in London.<br />

This is the first time, we have the<br />

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opportunity to showcase this to a wider<br />

audience and the end consumer.” says<br />

Laboni.<br />

She further added, “<strong>The</strong> project came<br />

to fruition at a time when ‘Sustainability’<br />

and ‘Transparency’ have become irreplaceable<br />

across all sectors and specially<br />

in the luxury sector. Our aim was<br />

to highlight these components through<br />

an interactive exhibit that, the London<br />

Design Festival audience have hopefully<br />

enjoyed”.<br />

<strong>The</strong> finished garment was presented as<br />

part of L Saha’s London Fashion Week<br />

presentation, that took place at Somerset<br />

House and was open to press and<br />

accredited industry professionals.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Live-Design-Creation was performed<br />

by Laboni Saha, Creative Director<br />

of true-luxury womenswear label L<br />

Saha and the event took place at Somerset<br />

House in London, where L Saha is<br />

based as part of Somerset House’s community<br />

of creative enterprises. Both L<br />

Saha and Somerset House is committed<br />

to collectively reducing its impact on<br />

the planet through its work.<br />

Further details about the event is available<br />

via LFW@LSaha.co.uk<br />

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DIOR UNVEILS<br />

ITS NEW B27 SNEAKERS<br />

Dior unveils exclusively online and in a selection of stores the B27<br />

sneakers, a new fashion statement for men and an expression of<br />

the sportswear spirit Kim Jones, Artistic Director of Dior men’s<br />

collections, adores. Channeling diverse inspirations, from the vintage<br />

look of ’80s tennis shoes to the skateboarding universe, these new<br />

sneakers feature an urban, sporty and refined line.<br />

<strong>The</strong> new B27s combine Dior’s creative audacity with its leather-working<br />

heritage. Each step of the manufacturing process, from edge dying<br />

to topstitch, reflects the exceptional savoir-faire of the Petites mains in<br />

the House’s Italian workshops. <strong>The</strong> result is a sophisticated assemblage<br />

with combined and layered inlays to create a unique three-dimensional<br />

effect.<br />

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Casa<br />

Goals<br />

SKYLIGHT HOUSE,<br />

BY CHENCHOW<br />

LITTLE ARCHITECTS<br />

<strong>The</strong> Skylight House inverts a traditional Victorian<br />

terrace house. <strong>The</strong> living rooms are relocated<br />

to the top floor where there is better<br />

access to views and sunlight, and the secondary<br />

bedrooms are placed on the ground floor.<br />

<strong>The</strong> design is imagined as two fluid horizontal<br />

planes inserted within the traditional envelope;<br />

one folding to form a ground plane that<br />

mediates the natural ground levels along the<br />

site; and a second along the ceiling line which<br />

fragments and undulates to permit sunlight<br />

into the length of the building. <strong>The</strong> ground<br />

plane has been cut around a central courtyard,<br />

which along with the sculptural southern facing<br />

skylight, brings light into the living, kitchen<br />

and dining spaces. <strong>The</strong>se two planes act as<br />

spatial dividers as well as create a light filled,<br />

open fluid space unfamiliar in a traditional terrace<br />

house.<br />

chenchowlittle.com<br />

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Trends<br />

HOW TO<br />

CLEAN YOUR<br />

PIANO<br />

DISINFECTING PIANO KEYS<br />

• To disinfect your piano — the keys are the most important<br />

part. Over-the-counter hydrogen peroxide<br />

available from any pharmacy, is safe for piano keys.<br />

• Dampen a cotton pad with hydrogen peroxide and use<br />

the pad to wipe down the piano keytops (back to front)<br />

between players.<br />

• Use diluted alcohol-based disinfectants, do not use<br />

bleach-based disinfectants or any product containing<br />

citrus.<br />

• If using a spray or liquid bottle, use a disposable pads<br />

or soft cloths. Put the disinfectant on the towel and not<br />

the piano.<br />

• Always follow up with a dry towel and never leave any<br />

liquids on the piano or keys.<br />

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GENERAL CLEANING<br />

GUIDELINES<br />

• <strong>The</strong> exterior of your Steinway piano<br />

is actually quite easy to keep<br />

clean. A clean piece of fine knit<br />

cloth, lightly dampened with plain<br />

water is the most convenient and<br />

safe method for removing dust and<br />

finger marks that occur during normal<br />

use and play. High-polish finishes<br />

should be wiped lightly with<br />

the use of a microfiber polishing<br />

cloth.<br />

• Due to the wide range of cleaning<br />

products available, it is advisable to<br />

test on an small unexposed area of<br />

the finish to ensure that the product<br />

will not damage the finish prior<br />

to using on visible surfaces.<br />

• Waxing and polishing is not recommended,<br />

as this can lead to build-up<br />

which can only be safely removed<br />

by trained professionals. Wipe your<br />

piano’s keyboard frequently with a<br />

clean piece of soft cloth, very lightly<br />

dampened with plain water.<br />

• Never allow dampness to seep<br />

between the keys or down into the<br />

keybed — this can cause swelling<br />

and hamper the free play of the<br />

keys.<br />

• Never use solvents of any kind to<br />

clean either the black or the white<br />

keys of your Steinway piano — they<br />

can damage the fine finish of the<br />

keys.<br />

• Don’t put pots, vases, pictures,<br />

drinks or objects of any kind on top<br />

of the piano. <strong>The</strong> finish can be damaged<br />

by any foreign objects placed<br />

upon it and, in addition, they can<br />

have a ruinous effect on the sound<br />

of the piano.<br />

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LOUIS VUITTON HORIZON EARPHONES<br />

DESIGNED BY VIRGIL ABLOH<br />

Louis Vuitton releases a new design of the<br />

cutting-edge Horizon Wireless Earphones imagined<br />

by Virgil Abloh.<br />

Joining the four existing earphone designs, the new<br />

black and neon green edition plays with some of the<br />

Men’s Artistic Director’s recent signatures. Puffed<br />

black matte acetate is embossed with the Monogram<br />

motif and topped with a neon green Monogram<br />

flower for a fashion-forward effect.<br />

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LUXURY FASHION HOUSE BALENCIAGA<br />

CREATES A FREE VIDEO GAME:<br />

AFTERWORLD<br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> fashion house Balenciaga has created<br />

a free video game to showcase its 2021 fashion<br />

line: Afterworld: <strong>The</strong> Age of Tomorrow. Experience<br />

the company’s Fall 21 fashion show from<br />

your computer screen. In the official press release<br />

for the game, it’s called “the largest volumetric<br />

video project ever undertaken.”<br />

Afterworld: <strong>The</strong> Age of Tomorrow<br />

Users can see the Fall 2021 collection by<br />

playing Afterworld: <strong>The</strong> Age of Tomorrow,<br />

which expands upon and evolves from the<br />

Summer 21 PreCollection. <strong>The</strong> computer<br />

“game” allows players to pick their fighter<br />

from a slew of models. <strong>The</strong>y enter the<br />

year 2031 and begin their quest to conquer<br />

the virtual dystopian future, exploring five<br />

zones.<br />

According to the official website: “<strong>The</strong> game<br />

and the collection imagine a near future in<br />

which clothing is meant to transform over<br />

many years. Treatments tease out the aging<br />

process of materials, emphasizing the<br />

idea of wearing something for decades or<br />

repurposing it forever.” Not quite the future<br />

I imagined when playing Death Stranding,<br />

but it’s certainly something.<br />

Some clothing highlighted by the website<br />

featured in the game includes “Elizabethan<br />

armor made in the exact same way it was<br />

centuries ago appears in a new allegoric<br />

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context, as if destined for a modern-day<br />

Joan of Arc…” “NASA logos from disparate<br />

eras…” “Alien-shaped anatomic sunglasses…”<br />

and “Gaming Champion uniform” with<br />

a variety of logos such as the PS5 logo. Plus<br />

a fully 3-D printed product, which is just<br />

one of the many products featured pointing<br />

to the future of “fashion.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> creator of the game, Demna Gvasalia,<br />

wanted to focus on heroes when making<br />

the game. He chose to let video games<br />

express his fashion collection in order to<br />

create an “allegorical adventure” linked to<br />

“mythological pasts and projected futures.”<br />

In an email interview between WWD and<br />

Demna, he shared his own personal heroes:<br />

“My grandmothers, my parents and [husband]<br />

Loick are my personal heroes of all<br />

times… In mythology it is Achilles, because<br />

I love a hero who has a small but dangerous<br />

weakness. In history, it is Joan of Arc<br />

because she is a symbol of fearless eternal<br />

youth and bravery. And in gaming, it is Aloy<br />

from ‘Horizon Zero Dawn’ because she is an<br />

outcast, just like myself.”<br />

Why You Should Care<br />

While I’m not the most fashion-forward<br />

person (unless we’re talking “geek-chic”), I<br />

do think this is a new story worth noting<br />

as it’s a very innovative way to demonstrate<br />

your clothing line. This innovation could be<br />

implemented in numerous ways to other<br />

brands, whether they be fashion lines or<br />

conventions. Plus, this is the perfect time<br />

for such innovations since many of us are<br />

stuck at home due to the pandemic.<br />

<strong>The</strong> game being free also opens up the luxury<br />

brand to consumers from every income<br />

bracket. As Highsnobiety comments in<br />

their news coverage: “By granting everyone<br />

access to the ‘show,’ Balenciaga breaks out<br />

of the outmoded idea that luxury should<br />

be restricted to an elite few and instead<br />

positions it as something people can resonate<br />

and interact with regardless of who<br />

they are and where they fall in the fashion<br />

hierarchy. That’s the meaning of luxury today.”<br />

That does mean their fashion line will<br />

be affordable to the average consumer as<br />

well… right?<br />

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BANG & OLUFSEN EXPANDS ITS<br />

BEOVISION TV PORTFOLIO<br />

TIMELESS DESIGN AND AWARD-WINNING SOUND PERFORMANCE<br />

Bang & Olufsen today announced the expansion<br />

of its TV portfolio with the new 48” Beovision<br />

Contour, updates to Beovision Eclipse-55 2nd<br />

Generation and the addition of Beovision Harmony<br />

Motorized Floor Stand to its outstanding collection.<br />

“Sound is more than half the picture” is at the heart<br />

of Bang & Olufsen’s Beovision philosophy. Combining<br />

an integrated 3-channel powerful sound system with<br />

the latest generation OLED TV technology from LG<br />

Electronics, renowned for excellent visuals, Bang &<br />

Olufsen’s TV portfolio guarantees a truly immersive<br />

home entertainment experience. This winning formula<br />

makes Bang & Olufsen one of its kind in the market<br />

by offering the best in performance whilst maintaining<br />

an uncompromising approach to design and<br />

craftsmanship. With the launch of Beovision Contour,<br />

Bang & Olufsen’s TV portfolio now offers a range of<br />

TVs available in 48” to 88” screen sizes with three diverse<br />

concepts to suit any requirement:<br />

• <strong>The</strong> minimalist 48” Beovision Contour delivers an<br />

all-in-one TV and music experience achieved using<br />

sound technology based on the award-winning Beosound<br />

Stage<br />

• <strong>The</strong> 55” and 65” Beovision Eclipse offers a superior<br />

TV and music experience and can be connected<br />

to external speakers via the built-in surround sound<br />

decoder to create even more cinematic impact. <strong>The</strong><br />

addition of a motorized floor stand and wall bracket<br />

allows for a high degree of placement flexibility<br />

• Beovision Harmony is designed as<br />

a centerpiece for large screen cinematic<br />

home entertainment, covering<br />

screen sizes 65” to 88”. With a<br />

built-in 7.1 surround sound decoder,<br />

it is possible to connect eight Beolab<br />

speakers such as Beolab 18, Beolab<br />

50 and Beolab 90 for the ultimate<br />

cinematic experience. <strong>The</strong> customer<br />

can choose from an array of different<br />

colours and finishes to create a<br />

unified aesthetic across products. It<br />

is also possible to create a bespoke<br />

finish on Beovision Harmony, Beolab<br />

50 and Beolab 90 for those who wish<br />

to own a completely unique product<br />

Beovision Contour<br />

Beovision Contour is an all in one<br />

cinema and music experience within a<br />

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single unit, allowing you the freedom to use it as a primary or<br />

secondary depending on the size of your home.<br />

Beovision Contour can be placed anywhere for optimum<br />

décor integration, whether it be in the kitchen, bedroom or<br />

living room, positioned on the floor, wall or table. Beovision<br />

Contour has been created to conceal unnecessary clutter<br />

whilst revealing timeless design elements and natural materials<br />

to compliment any home interior.<br />

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Choose from three colourways available in Silver, Black Anthracite<br />

and a beautiful Gold Tone, with matching fabric or<br />

wood veneer finishes for the speaker front cover. <strong>The</strong> wood<br />

veneer is available in Light Oak or Smoked Oak to match your<br />

colour option for the aluminium frame. All cables are routed<br />

through the centre rear of the TV and hidden from view,<br />

offering a holistic 360-degree design, which allows the<br />

TV to remain visually appealing from any angle.<br />

“We are excited to launch Beovision Contour, a screen<br />

viewing experience that doesn’t compromise on quality<br />

or design aesthetics despite its size. Our customers tell<br />

us there is a need for a mid-sized screen solution with<br />

flexible placement options built to the highest standards<br />

of performance and design, which is why we made<br />

Beovision Contour”, says Christoffer Østergaard Poulsen,<br />

SVP of Product Management at Bang & Olufsen.<br />

Three stand options have been designed as an integrated<br />

element of Beovision Contour to create its minimalist<br />

appearance. <strong>The</strong> aluminium floor stand can be manually<br />

turned 180 degrees either side to ensure the best<br />

viewing experience and has a light and modern aesthetic.<br />

If you would rather mount your Beovision Contour<br />

on the wall, Bang & Olufsen have cleverly engineered a<br />

wall bracket that allows you to move and angle the TV<br />

to suit your viewing arrangement. Bang & Olufsen have<br />

also created a tabletop stand made from a solid, rectangular<br />

aluminium billet to ensure that the TV can be<br />

placed on a shelf or floor.<br />

Evolved from Bang & Olufsen’s design language and designed in collaboration with Torsten Valeur, Beovision Contour<br />

is classic and simplistic, stripped of superfluousness. <strong>The</strong> magnificent aluminium frame that outlines the<br />

screen inspired the name of ‘Contour’, showcasing Bang & Olufsen’s unrivalled expertise in aluminium manufacturing<br />

at Factory 5 in Struer, Denmark. <strong>The</strong> anodization to the surface of the aluminium has been achieved by a<br />

process of silver polishing before etching to create a satin finish that is both refined and delicate.<br />

Behind the speaker cover of Beovision Contour are eleven powerful speaker drivers and amplifiers with sound<br />

technology from the award-winning Beosound Stage. It also includes 4 x 4-inch bass drivers custom designed with<br />

focus on allowing bigger cone movement which provides an improved bass performance down to 30 Hz. Equipped<br />

with the latest-generation 48” OLED screen from LG, Beovision Contour is second to none when it comes to realistic<br />

colour rendering, and absolute black levels which allows for the full Bang & Olufsen TV experience. All integrated<br />

sources can be conveniently controlled by the Beoremote One, a remote crafted from a single, extruded<br />

piece of aluminium.<br />

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Beovision Eclipse 2nd Gen<br />

After the success of the best-selling Beovision Eclipse<br />

1st Gen available in the most popular screen sizes of<br />

55” and 65”, Bang & Olufsen have launched Beovision<br />

Eclipse 2nd Gen. This has been updated to include the<br />

latest LG OLED GX screen technology and a sound-centre<br />

upgrade to cater for the new screen. <strong>The</strong> Beovision<br />

Eclipse 2nd Gen offers a superior TV and music experience<br />

due to its integrated powerful 3-channel stereo<br />

setup, which ensures crisp and detailed speech and<br />

dialogue. It is now possible to connect wired and wirelessly<br />

to additional Beolab speakers via the integrated<br />

surround sound decoder, enabling a fully-fledged 7.1<br />

channel immersive cinematic experience. You can now<br />

turn the TV screen to your favourite viewing position<br />

with the push of a button thanks to the addition of a<br />

motorized floor stand or motorized wall bracket, offering<br />

a high degree of placement flexibility.<br />

Beovision Harmony Floor Stand<br />

<strong>The</strong> concept for Beovision Harmony was to integrate a<br />

very large screen in a main room by staging the experience<br />

with magical movement. This created a solution<br />

to the dominance of a black screen when a TV is not<br />

WWin use and was achieved by partially covering the<br />

screen with the speaker covers.<br />

<strong>The</strong> iconic Bang & Olufsen cinematic sound performance<br />

is delivered with brilliant speech intelligibility<br />

and power, whilst the imaginative design transforms<br />

Beovision Harmony into much more than a lifeless<br />

black screen when not in use.<br />

This TV has been taken to the next level with the addition<br />

of a new motorized floor stand available in Silver,<br />

90<br />

Brass tone, Bronze tone and Gold tone to match the aluminium<br />

covers. Beovision Harmony Floor Stand gives<br />

you more placement choices and provides a perfect<br />

viewing experience from every angle. <strong>The</strong> motorized<br />

stand has been carefully orchestrated to complement<br />

the movement of Beovision Harmony and provides an<br />

even more impressive staging of the experience.<br />

Bang & Olufsen’s Beovision portfolio demonstrates its<br />

uncompromising approach to design, craftmanship<br />

and sound performance to offer the ultimate cinematic<br />

and immersive audio-visual moments.<br />

Pricing and availability<br />

<strong>The</strong> Beovision Contour, inc. wall bracket (RRP 5700<br />

EUR / 5150 GBP / 40000 DKK) ), Beovision Eclipse-55<br />

2nd Gen, inc. motorized floor stand (RRP 17400 EUR /<br />

15100 GBP / 127400 DKK ) are available online and in<br />

Bang & Olufsen stores in Europe from November 2020.<br />

Global availability from February 2021.<br />

Beovision Harmony 65” inc. wood covers and motorized<br />

floor stand (RRP 17400 EUR / 15100 GBP / 127400<br />

DKK) is available online and in Bang & Olufsen stores.<br />

To find out more, follow the conversation at @bangolufsen<br />

on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter ,YouTube<br />

and Linkedin using #BeovisionContour, #Beovision-<br />

Harmony and #BeovisionEclipse.<br />

For further information, please contact:<br />

Bethan Beckett, Global PR Manager Email: bebe@bangolufsen.dk<br />

Phone: +45 9684 1888


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borders to people. But that should not be your concern if you are aware of the Citizenship by investment program which is<br />

becoming popular day by day among the investors.<br />

<strong>The</strong>re are many perks of being an investor citizen and if you are a businessman from India or the middle east, some very<br />

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To give you the details of the benefits, we have curated a list of the same to help you gain all the information that you need,<br />

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Health-Care: As an EU citizen, you are entitled to healthcare services in any of the 28 member states. So when you are out<br />

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other member countries. This is especially beneficial for those from India and the Middle east as it gives them the<br />

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How did the idea for Sculptureum originate?<br />

I wanted to create a place that shows how many forms of art can be fun and interesting. I<br />

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them art can enrich their lives in ways they had not realised.<br />

Why is it called Sculptureum?<br />

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all but a handful of works on display are three dimensional. <strong>The</strong>re are also examples of<br />

nature as art in exotic birds and huge rabbits.<br />

What can visitors expect to see and do?<br />

<strong>The</strong>re are 6 indoor Art Galleries and 3 Gardens – each area has a mix of local and<br />

international artworks and sculptures. Guests can enjoy dining at our restaurant Rothko, or<br />

visit our cellar door to sample a selection of Sculptureum’s own wines.<br />

What was important to you when designing Sculptureum?<br />

I wanted to create a diverse experience with different forms of art in different settings.<br />

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gardens, inspiration, music, art, and the animals.<br />

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If people leave thinking that life is a little better for having seen the gardens and galleries,<br />

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background information about the art and assist visitors to gain a fuller understanding of<br />

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A LUXURY WEEKEND<br />

ESCAPE TO<br />

CARDONA TERRACES<br />

NEW ZEALAND<br />

6 - 8 Nov 2020 - Guests of <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong><br />

New Zealand were treated with a weekend<br />

escape to Cardrona Terraces, a luxury lodge<br />

near Wanaka in the spectacular South Island.<br />

Departing Friday morning, guests were picked<br />

up from the airport and whisked away to a long<br />

lunch at the stunning Amisfield Bistro where<br />

they ate fresh West Coast crayfish, South Island<br />

Paua, and a host of dishes specially arranged by<br />

head chef Vaughan Mabee while relaxing in the<br />

afternoon sun. We then loaded into a fleet of<br />

black SUVs and were delivered to the Cardrona<br />

Terraces, our luxury base for the weekend.<br />

<strong>The</strong> lodge is surrounded by stunning mountain<br />

views and is the perfect base for exploring<br />

the area, with large spacious ensuite rooms, a<br />

heated swimming pool, and tastefully decorated<br />

with hunting memorabilia.<br />

Saturday was spent white water rafting on the<br />

Tuki Tuki river following by a delicious lunch<br />

cooked for us on an open campfire. Returning<br />

to the lodge for some R&R we were then treated<br />

to a wild meat dinner cooked by the talented<br />

in-house chef.<br />

<strong>The</strong> group were to depart on Sunday for Mt<br />

Cook with helicopters landing on the lawns of<br />

Cardrona Terraces, however, the weather dictated<br />

some local shopping in Wanaka, a trip to<br />

<strong>The</strong> Cardrona Distillery for a tasting of local<br />

gin, vodka, and whiskey, and lunch at <strong>The</strong> Hills<br />

golf course surrounded by spectacular sculptures.<br />

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THE LUXURY NETWORK NEW ZEALAND<br />

CELEBRATES THE MELBOURNE CUP<br />

3 Nov 2020 - <strong>The</strong> 2020 Melbourne Cup was celebrated by <strong>The</strong><br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> New Zealand with their guests at the new Park<br />

Hyatt Auckland in the beautiful Boat House.<br />

Perrier-Jouët champagne flowed for the day for members and<br />

their guests, while being served delicious local NZ cuisine by the<br />

talented chefs at the new Park Hyatt in the beautiful Boat House<br />

overlooking the harbour.<br />

Brent Sutcliffe from Sutcliffe Jewellery spoke to his passion of<br />

hand making every piece of precious jewellery so it lasted a lifetime<br />

and beyond. Stunning pieces from his collection were on<br />

display, including an exquisite handcrafted ruby ring which one<br />

guest accurately estimated the value to win a bottle of Perrier-Jouët<br />

champagne.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Melbourne Cup was live-streamed from Flemington Racecourse<br />

and our guest participated in a sweepstake with two<br />

lucky punters leaving with Perrier-Jouët Belle Eopoque 2011<br />

Champagne.<br />

Guests left with their own personal portraits, hand-drawn on<br />

the day by our talented artist.<br />

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A TLN UAE LUXURY EVENING AND<br />

NETWORKING EVENT AT THE 99 SUSHI BAR<br />

Last 18th November 2020, from<br />

7:00 pm onwards, <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong><br />

<strong>Network</strong> UAE invited its VIP<br />

guests and hosted a <strong>Luxury</strong><br />

Evening, Terrace Grand Opening,<br />

and <strong>Network</strong>ing Event at<br />

the 99 Sushi Bar.<br />

<strong>The</strong> attendees enjoyed a safely-monitored<br />

Champagne Reception<br />

where they mingled<br />

with <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> UAE<br />

team, sponsors, and experienced<br />

luxury brands showcase.<br />

An exclusive dinner degustation<br />

was prepared at the 99 Sushi<br />

Bar UAE, which is located at<br />

<strong>The</strong> Address Downtown, Dubai.<br />

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THE LUXURY NETWORK<br />

NEW ZEALAND<br />

HOSTED A PRECIOUS<br />

STONES WORKSHOP AT<br />

SUTCLIFFE<br />

11 NOV 2020 - A small group of guests attended<br />

a precious stones workshop at Sutcliffe Jewellery<br />

being served canapes and Perrier-Jouët Champagne<br />

while Brent Sutcliffe explained the difference<br />

between the cut, colour and sizes of gemstones,<br />

allowing the guests to personally model the<br />

beautiful jewels.<br />

<strong>The</strong> guests were challenged with guessing which<br />

was the “real” diamond from a box of stones that<br />

looked identical to the naked eye. Guests were<br />

then taught how to identify the real from the fake<br />

diamonds and dined together at a local restaurant.<br />

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TLN<br />

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THE LUXURY NETWORK NEW<br />

ZEALAND HOSTS A HELI-DINE<br />

AND DRIVE EXPERIENCE<br />

20 NOV 2020 - <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> members and guests experienced<br />

a VIP transfer by Heletranz Helicopers. Flying over the<br />

Hauraki Gulf, circling the new Team New Zealand American’s cup<br />

boat, and flying straight over Rangitoto Island looking within the<br />

crater, before arriving on the Waiheke Island.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Heletranz Helicopters landed at Waiheke Airport where they<br />

were met by a fleet of Range Rover Jaguar vehicles. Guest selected<br />

a luxury vehicle and began their Range Rover Jaguar driving<br />

experience around the island, with pitstops at various locations<br />

to switch over and enjoy another luxury vehicle, before arriving<br />

at our final destination, the stunning Tantalus Estate.<br />

Tantalus Estate head chef Tino Passano, showcased the new harvest<br />

menu; paired with delicious wine matches that highlighted<br />

infused flavours from local produce. <strong>The</strong> menu showcased the<br />

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local and seasonally sourced New Zealand ingredients,<br />

including line caught snapper and<br />

King Salmon, all presented beautifully along<br />

with fresh breads and local olive oil.<br />

At home time, Heletranz Helicopters made a<br />

spectacular re-entry to the private Tantalus<br />

helipad to transfer guest back to the Heletranz<br />

Heliport. <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> guests left with<br />

a goody bag containing Tantalus Estate olive<br />

oil, and honey – showcasing one part of the delicious<br />

produce offering of the renowned destination<br />

venue.<br />

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THE LUXURY NETWORK<br />

NEW ZEALAND MARUIA<br />

WELLNESS RETREAT<br />

16 - 19 OCT 2020 - Arriving in sunny Nelson we enjoyed<br />

a delicious lunch overlooking the Tasman Bay<br />

before driving south to the Maruia River Retreat, our<br />

destination for the weekend. Here we enjoyed yoga, infrared<br />

and Finnish saunas, massages, forest walks, the<br />

spa and river swims, all beautifully nestled amongst the<br />

ancient native forest on the Maruia River. We left feeling<br />

re-energised, blissfully relaxed and longing for our<br />

next retreat in May 2021.<br />

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EDISON HEALTH<br />

LUNCH WITH THE<br />

LUXURY NETWORK<br />

NEW ZEALAND<br />

25 Nov 2020 - <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> New Zealand<br />

hosted a health lunch in <strong>The</strong> Living room at<br />

the new Park Hyatt Auckland with Edison. Guest<br />

were treated to a healthy lunch while listening<br />

to guest speaker Dr Ula Heywood from Edison<br />

talk about they miracles of NAD+ infusions and<br />

the Edison Protocol of a personalised, precision<br />

health system that focuses on the early<br />

detection of health risk factors, the prevention<br />

of illness and the optimisation of health and<br />

wellness.<br />

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Edison use genetic profiling, targeted biomarker<br />

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to optimise and maintain health<br />

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Members<br />

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DESIGN A STYLISH<br />

AND FUNCTIONAL<br />

WARDROBE WITH<br />

STUDIO ITALIA<br />

AND DADELSZEN<br />

28 Oct 2020 - Guests of <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> New<br />

Zealand were welcomed to the impressive Studio Italia<br />

Showroom with Perrier-Jouet Blason Rose Champagne<br />

served while perusing beautiful Italian furniture.<br />

Valeria Carbonaro-Laws, the owner of Studio Italia, then<br />

entertained us with her unique design perspective of a<br />

modern wardrobe. Beautiful Dadelszen clothing was on<br />

display in the exquisite Poliform wardrobes.<br />

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SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY<br />

BRAND EXPANDS PRESENCE IN CARIBBEAN<br />

Preeminent <strong>Luxury</strong> Real Estate Brand to Open First Office<br />

in Antigua and Barbuda<br />

17 Dec 2020 - Sotheby’s <strong>International</strong> Realty today announced<br />

that Majestic Realty Caribbean Limited in the<br />

country of Antigua and Barbuda is the newest member<br />

of its global network and will now operate as Antigua<br />

& Barbuda Sotheby’s <strong>International</strong> Realty. <strong>The</strong> addition<br />

marks the brand´s first affiliated office in the country<br />

and its continued strategic growth in the Caribbean,<br />

bringing its total office count in the region to nearly 30.<br />

Sharilyn Cort is a founding member and majority owner<br />

of Antigua & Barbuda Sotheby’s <strong>International</strong> Realty and<br />

brings 15 years of real estate experience to the company.<br />

<strong>The</strong> company is headquartered in St. John’s, Antigua,<br />

led by Kaye McDonald, Director of Sales, and has four<br />

agents serving the twin islands of Antigua and Barbuda.<br />

“As we have seen throughout 2020, consumers are increasingly<br />

interested in locations that offer safe refuge,<br />

open space, and lifestyle,” said Philip White, president<br />

and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s <strong>International</strong><br />

Realty. “Antigua and Barbuda is a beautiful country in<br />

the Eastern Caribbean and offers a vibrant luxury real<br />

estate market primed for discerning global real estate<br />

investors with its easy access to international airports<br />

and seaports. We look forward to working with Sharilyn,<br />

Kaye, and the entire Antigua & Barbuda Sotheby’s<br />

<strong>International</strong> Realty team.”<br />

“<strong>The</strong> luxury real estate market in Antigua and Barbuda<br />

is of a high standard, signaling to investors that<br />

they can enjoy full value for their investment and low<br />

holding costs,” said Cort. “We are enthusiastic about the<br />

development growth and luxury property offerings on<br />

the twin islands and our affiliation with Sotheby’s <strong>International</strong><br />

Realty provides a strategic advantage to grow<br />

our presence on an international scale. Like Sotheby’s<br />

<strong>International</strong> Realty, we pride ourselves on a bespoke<br />

approach in that each client experience is unique and<br />

we tailor our services to meet our clients’ individual requests.”<br />

Antigua & Barbuda Sotheby’s <strong>International</strong> Realty offers<br />

a full spectrum of real estate services including purchasing,<br />

selling, and renting real estate in Antigua and<br />

Barbuda. <strong>The</strong> twin-island paradise of Antigua and Barbuda<br />

enjoys a comfortable tropical climate year-round<br />

and is steeped in history and culture with modern comforts<br />

and conveniences.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Sotheby’s <strong>International</strong> Realty® network currently<br />

has more than 23,000 affiliated independent sales<br />

associates located in approximately 1,000 offices in 72<br />

countries and territories worldwide. Antigua & Barbuda<br />

Sotheby’s <strong>International</strong> Realty listings are marketed on<br />

the sothebysrealty.com global website. In addition to<br />

the referral opportunities and widened exposure generated<br />

from this source, the firm’s brokers and clients<br />

will benefit from an association with the Sotheby’s auction<br />

house and worldwide Sotheby’s <strong>International</strong> Realty<br />

marketing programs. Each office is independently<br />

owned and operated.<br />

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