The Luxury Network International Magazine Issue 25

Features John Walker & Sons King George V by Johnnie Walker on the cover, and inside are more exciting events from our global offices and members.

Features John Walker & Sons King George V by Johnnie Walker on the cover, and inside are more exciting events from our global offices and members.


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John Walker & Sons<br />

King George V<br />


ISSUE <strong>25</strong> | JUL - AUG 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.<br />

<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 />

Our <strong>25</strong> th edition marks the 4th anniversary of <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> <strong>International</strong> <strong>Magazine</strong>, your gateway to the<br />

latest news in the world of luxury.<br />

Our front cover features the opulent and regal blend, John Walker & Sons King George V by Johnnie Walker.<br />

<strong>The</strong> spotlight story we have inside is a feature about the impeccable welcome event hosted by TLN Qatar this<br />

month in the Maserati showroom in Doha honouring its latest member, the Cars and Cigars Club. <strong>The</strong> event was<br />

graciously attended by several VIPs and ambassadors in Qatar.<br />

Some of this issue’s highlights include the collaboration of Rolls-Royce Motors and Bovet 1822, Somnio Private<br />

Residence Superyacht -the world’s largest superyacht, <strong>The</strong> St. Regis Toronto’s new sky-high luxury spa, the TLN<br />

Miami launch, and more exciting events from our global offices and members.<br />

YEARS<br />


celebration<br />

For the past 4 years, our team has been working immensely to improve the quality of our publication and the<br />

latest news we deliver to you. On our anniversary, we are proud to showcase our magazine with more fresh<br />

content, featuring only the best of the bests brands in the world of luxury.<br />

Watch out for our upcoming editions as we will be featuring some of the exciting projects that our global members<br />

and <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> international offices are working on.<br />

On behalf of the editorial team, we thank you for your continuous support.<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 />


signed, and developed in parallel with the production of<br />

a coachbuilt Rolls-Royce. Using the revolutionary and<br />

patented Amadeo system, these timepieces can transform<br />

from a wristwatch to a pocket/pendant watch to a<br />

desk clock and… that’s right, a dashboard clock.<br />

and artisans at BOVET 1822 went above and beyond to<br />

highlights<br />

ISSUE <strong>25</strong> | Jul - Aug 2021<br />

22 Bovet 1822 and Rolls-Royce: A True Collaboration<br />

Born in the mind and heart of a Rolls-Royce and BOVET<br />

1822 collector, the concept was to design and produce<br />

a bespoke Rolls-Royce and two unique BOVET 1822<br />

timepieces, one for himself and one for his wife, that go<br />

hand in glove. Three years in development, BOVET 1822<br />

and Rolls-Royce accomplished something never realized<br />

before in either industry.<br />

As the mechanical tourbillon timepieces are meant to be<br />

mounted in the car as dashboard clocks, this changed<br />

the development completely as now they had to be<br />

considered part of the car. As a result, the holder and<br />

timepiece — all 51 components engineered and manufactured<br />

by Bovet — had to be tested like any other part<br />

of the car for vibration, security, safety, and more. No<br />

other timepiece has ever undergone such scrutiny and<br />

testing – up to and including crash tests.<br />

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<strong>The</strong> World’s Largest Superyacht Unveiled:<br />

Somnio Private Residence Superyacht<br />

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Iridium Spa: Inside <strong>The</strong> St. Regis Toronto’s New Sky-High <strong>Luxury</strong> Spa<br />

Welcome Aboard Loubiairways<br />

<strong>The</strong> result is an accomplishment never before realized<br />

in either industry. Two fine reversable timepieces, one<br />

for the lady and one for the gentleman, have been designed<br />

to be worn on the wrist, used as a table clock,<br />

pendant or pocket timepiece, or placed front and center<br />

within the Boat Tail’s fascia as the motor car’s clock.<br />

What Makes <strong>Luxury</strong> Brands Expensive in 2021<br />

A Revolution in Sound and Design:<br />

<strong>The</strong> Berluti x Bang & Olufsen Limited Edition<br />

Watch this space for the full details of this astounding<br />

collaboration and the development of the timepieces<br />

and mounting system, June 8, 2021 at 1 pm GMT.<br />

Ruinart Second Skin Case: Innovation for Sustainability<br />

At A Glance<br />

• Rolls-Royce Coachbuilder and the BOVET custom<br />

timepieces represent contemporary patronage in its<br />

truest form<br />


Take the classic route<br />

from London to Venice,<br />

the gateway to the Orient.<br />

This breathtaking<br />

journey through rural<br />

French farmlands and<br />

Swiss Alpine valleys<br />

can be travelled in either<br />

direction or both.<br />

Go further afield with<br />

Paris to Istanbul, an authentic<br />

adventure over<br />

six days to the edge of<br />

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culture with stops in<br />

Budapest and Bucharest<br />

before arriving in<br />

soulful Istanbul.<br />

2021 brings new Grand<br />

Tour routes crisscrossing<br />

through Europe.<br />

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• Rolls-Royce introduces an utterly unique coach-built<br />

“Boat Tail” commission that integrates 100% bespoke<br />

BOVET timepieces into the dashboard<br />

TLN Miami Launch: A Celebration of Art, Music, and Wine Experience<br />

TLN Nigeria Hosts B2B <strong>Network</strong>ing Breakfast<br />

Cars and Cigars Club Joins TLN Qatar<br />

• Based on a true commission model, Boat Tail represents<br />

a collaborative exploration of luxury, design and<br />

culture between BOVET 1822, Rolls-Royce, and the<br />

commissioning clients<br />

• <strong>The</strong> mounting system for the timepieces in the dashboard<br />

has never been done before and required years<br />

of research, as well as extensive testing (vibration, temperature,<br />

humidity, and even automotive crash tests)<br />






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tep aboard the<br />

historic carriages<br />

of the Venice<br />

Simplon-Orient-Express<br />

and uncover a<br />

hidden jewel, glittering<br />

and timeless.<br />

An uncontested icon<br />

of the rails, this train<br />

has long captured<br />

the hearts and imaginations<br />

of glamorous<br />

guests. Three elegant<br />

dining carriages exude<br />

culinary sophistication,<br />

from Lalique<br />

glass inlays in<br />

Cote d’Azur to black<br />

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A steward in blue and<br />

gold livery waves with<br />

a white-gloved hand,<br />

welcoming you on<br />

board with a knowing<br />

smile. Settle into<br />

your cabin, adorned<br />

with art-deco details<br />

and French-polished<br />

cherry wood, and sit<br />

back as a grand voyage<br />

begins.<br />

• Equipped with an incredible five days of power reserve,<br />

the mechanical tourbillon timepieces from BOVET are<br />

the perfect choice for the dashboard installation as they<br />

are designed to remain precise even when kept in the<br />

vertical position<br />

<strong>The</strong> romantic train made fa

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With a three-generation family heritage<br />

of creative talents, Repossi continually<br />

amazes, reinventing iconic jewelry<br />

classics under Gaia Repossi, who became Artistic<br />

Director in 2007. She reappropriates the codes of<br />

traditional jewelry to propose a bold vision with architectural<br />

pieces executed with masterful craftsmanship.<br />

<strong>The</strong>se new creations showcase Repossi’s<br />

signature floating diamonds and stacking.<br />

This year Repossi is celebrating the 10th anniversary<br />

of its Berbere collection, inspired by the multiline<br />

patterns of Tuareg Berber tattoos. Timeless<br />

and graphic, these are pieces for everyday wear,<br />

welcoming three new intense lacquer colors –<br />

Navy, Nude and Red – that elevate the designs.<br />

As with all Repossi creations, this line is a perfect<br />

fusion of modernity and heritage. <strong>The</strong>se exquisite<br />

designs are hand-crafted in Italy and reflect the<br />

jewelry-making excellence of Place Vendôme, embodying<br />

the creative universe of Artistic Director<br />

Gaia Repossi.<br />

Repossi is also marking this 10 th anniversary around<br />

the world with the Berbère Chromatic Cities collection,<br />

celebrating cities with which the Maison<br />

has had deep ties throughout its history with exclusive<br />

colors for each one: a match green for Tokyo,<br />

a coral pink for Miami, an aqua blue for Monaco,<br />

a malachite green for Dubai, a deep Bordeaux<br />

for Paris, a red with black gold for London and an<br />

electric blue for New York. <strong>The</strong> Berbère Chromatic<br />

Cities collection has been available at Repossi boutiques<br />

since May 20.<br />




<strong>The</strong> Repossi jewelry house has reinvented<br />

its classic Berbere pieces to mark the 10 th<br />

anniversary of the iconic collection.<br />

Exclusive creations will be unveiled<br />

throughout the year, all featuring<br />

the Maison’s signature elegance<br />

and avant-garde spirit.<br />

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As the new Official <strong>Luxury</strong> Watch of<br />

IRONMAN, Breitling celebrates the<br />

power and stamina fueling these<br />

phenomenal sporting events<br />

with a new series of timepieces<br />

Breitling and IRONMAN have<br />

signed a long-term partnership<br />

and teamed up<br />

to co-design the Endurance<br />

Pro IRONMAN<br />

watches, a special<br />

series of Breitling’s<br />

ultimate athleisure<br />

watch. <strong>The</strong> result<br />

is a set of perfectly<br />

lightweight and<br />

lighthearted luxury<br />

sports watches combining<br />

high precision,<br />

innovative technology,<br />

and vibrant, colorful design.<br />

<strong>The</strong> launch features<br />

two exciting new watches: a<br />

red version available globally<br />

at all Breitling boutiques and<br />

retailers and at www.breitling.<br />

com for sports and timekeeping enthusiasts,<br />

and a black and gold piece<br />

exclusively available for IRON-<br />

MAN® race finishers. Additional<br />

models reserved for the IRONMAN<br />

community are planned for the<br />

coming months.<br />

In 2019, Breitling and IRONMAN<br />

had already launched the highly<br />

successful Breitling Superocean<br />

IRONMAN Limited Edition. This<br />

new partnership kicks off a longterm<br />

collaboration with Breitling<br />

becoming the new Official <strong>Luxury</strong><br />

Watch of IRONMAN.<br />

To celebrate the partnership and offer<br />

a first look at the watches, a special<br />

event was held at the Breitling<br />

Boutique in Beverly Hills last night,<br />

co-hosted by Breitling USA President<br />

Thierry Prissert and President<br />

and CEO of <strong>The</strong> IRONMAN Group<br />

Andrew Messick. In attendance as<br />

special guests were IRONMAN Hall<br />

of Famer and 1997 IRONMAN World<br />

Champion, Heather Fuhr; IRON-<br />

MAN Ambassador and the first person<br />

with Down syndrome to finish<br />

an IRONMAN, Chris Nikic; IRON-<br />

MAN Hall of Famer and the Voice<br />

of IRONMAN, Mike Reilly; and professional<br />

IRONMAN triathlete Ben<br />

Hoffman, who was also on hand to<br />

celebrate the new watches as well<br />

as his recent partnership with Breitling<br />

as a local ambassador in the<br />

US. Since turning professional in<br />

2007, Hoffman has won numerous<br />

IRONMAN, IRONMAN 70.3 and National<br />

Championship victories.<br />

“IRONMAN truly reflects our core<br />

values of performance and endurance.<br />

We’ve designed this to be an<br />

ideal watch for elite athletes as<br />

well as a casual, everyday sports<br />

chronograph for active people who<br />

want that winning combination of<br />

performance and luxury,” said Breitling<br />

CEO Georges Kern.<br />

This eye-catching watch perfectly<br />

captures the energetic and versatile<br />

spirit of the iconic IRONMAN<br />

Triathlon Series, finds Kern along<br />

with Andrew Messick, President<br />

and CEO of <strong>The</strong> IRONMAN Group.<br />

“We’re thrilled to continue our<br />

partnership with such an exceptional<br />

and well-respected watchmaker.<br />

After the success of our collaboration<br />

in 2019, we are pleased<br />

to partner with Breitling in creating<br />

this new watch which embodies<br />

the strength and tenacity of IRON-<br />

MAN triathletes,” says Messick.<br />


All three members of Breitling’s<br />

Triathlon Squad have distinguished<br />

themselves in IRONMAN triathlon<br />

events around the world. German<br />

triathlete Jan Frodeno is not only<br />

a 2008 Olympic gold medalist, but<br />

also a three-time IRONMAN World<br />

Champion and a two-time IRON-<br />

MAN 70.3® World Champion. In<br />

2019, Frodeno recorded a best<br />

overall course time at the IRON-<br />

MAN World Championship®, winning<br />

in 7:51:13.<br />

Daniela Ryf, a native of Breitling’s<br />

home country of Switzerland,<br />

is a five-time IRONMAN<br />

70.3 World Champion and<br />

four-time IRONMAN World<br />

Champion.<br />

<strong>The</strong> third squad member<br />

is Chris “Macca”<br />

McCormack from<br />

Australia, who has<br />

claimed two IRON-<br />

MAN World<br />

Championship<br />

titles – in 2007<br />

and again in<br />

2010. He also<br />

won the 2012<br />

ITU Long Distance<br />

World Championships.<br />

All three represent the<br />

best in IRONMAN triathlon<br />

racing, which brings<br />

together three disciplines<br />

into the world’s most challenging<br />

single-day races, consisting<br />

of 2.4 miles (3.8 km) of swimming,<br />

112 miles (180 km) of cycling,<br />

and 26.2 miles (42.2 km) of running.<br />

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<strong>The</strong> new Endurance Pro IRONMAN<br />

collection serves athletes as well as<br />

luxury clients looking for the ultimate<br />

athleisure timepiece.<br />

Its 44 mm watch case is made<br />

out of Breitlight®, which is 3.3<br />

times lighter than titanium and<br />

5.8 times lighter than steel, but<br />

significantly harder. This exclusive<br />

high-tech material<br />

boasts exceptional resistance<br />

to scratches, traction,<br />

and corrosion. It also stands<br />

out for its anti-magnetic and<br />

anti-allergic properties, as<br />

well as its thermal stability,<br />

which gives it a warmer feel<br />

than metal.<br />

It’s powered by the Breitling Caliber<br />

82, a COSC-certified thermocompensatedSuperQuartz<br />

movement that is ten times more<br />

precise than regular quartz and offers<br />

a battery life of approximately<br />

three to four years.<br />

<strong>The</strong> bidirectional rotating bezel<br />

has engraved compass points, and<br />

the tactile molded crown provides<br />

excellent grip and maneuverability.<br />

<strong>The</strong> hour and minute hands are<br />

coated with Super-LumiNova®,<br />

making them legible even in limited<br />

lighting conditions. Along with a<br />

small-second subdial, there are<br />

1/10th second and 30-minute<br />

chronograph counters that have<br />

also been designed for easy reading.<br />

<strong>The</strong> watch is water-resistant to<br />

10 bar/100 meters/330 feet.<br />

At present there are two versions<br />

available: Endurance Pro IRON-<br />

MAN and Endurance Pro IRON-<br />

MAN Finisher. <strong>The</strong> former<br />

comes with a red dial featuring<br />

a black inner bezel<br />

with a pulsometer scale.<br />

<strong>The</strong> watch is presented<br />

on a red rubber strap<br />

with a Breitlight® double<br />

tang-type buckle. It<br />

features a unique IRON-<br />

MAN inscription instead<br />

of the Breitling inscription.<br />

<strong>The</strong> latter – black accented<br />

with gold – is targeted at<br />

athletes who’ve completed an<br />

IRONMAN event. This version will<br />

be available exclusively through<br />

IRONMAN channels, and its caseback<br />

features a special IRONMAN<br />

Finisher Series engraving.<br />

<strong>The</strong> original Endurance Pro was<br />

inspired by the Breitling Sprint,<br />

a colorful and impressively lightweight<br />

watch from the 1970s. Its<br />

pulsometer made it ideal for athletes<br />

who wanted to monitor their<br />

heart rates.<br />


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Buccellati gets ready for the virtual catwalks of 2021 by presenting<br />

new amazing creations that highlight the brand’s savoir-faire and<br />

its century-old goldsmithing traditions.<br />

and openwork patterns, still hand-crafted today<br />

as in 1919, when the Maison was founded<br />

in Milan.<br />

Andrea Buccellati, Creative Director at Buccellati,<br />

is imposing his elegant taste and vision<br />

to jewels, culminating in the “Polvere<br />

di Luna” (Moon powder) set, composed of a<br />

super-light necklace with matching cocktail<br />

pendant earrings. While the flexible bracelet<br />

with the same design stands out as a jewel<br />

apart, a unique and precious work of art, the<br />

result of hours and hours of manual drilling<br />

and hand-engraving.<br />

Surely one of the most iconic piece of jewellery<br />

from the brand, theBuccellati cuff bracelets<br />

enchant with their innovative designs.<br />

BBuccellati is a renowned high-end<br />

jewellery brand, admired for its craftsmanship<br />

and the uniqueness of its<br />

creations. Distinctive in the use of rare<br />

stones with extraordinary colours,<br />

mixed with white and yellow gold, all<br />

nicely carved like laces. Today, the<br />

Buccellati jewels stand out for their<br />

design and for the techniques used to<br />

create them, such as the hand-engraving<br />

technique, dating back to the ancient<br />

goldsmith traditions of the Italian<br />

“bottega” during the Renaissance times.<br />

<strong>The</strong> shapes of the collections are all inspired<br />

by the historical archive drawings<br />

as well as the very first creations<br />

of the founder, Mario Buccellati.<br />

Like a pioneer in preserving the most<br />

refined techniques, Buccellati’s offering<br />

for this year is based on honeycomb<br />

<strong>The</strong> “Ortensia” bracelet recalls the colour and<br />

gentleness of the hydrangea, it being so imperfectly<br />

spherical and so delicately coloured,<br />

while the “Honey-heart” bracelet proposes a<br />

sun-like motif centring a delicate and light<br />

honeycomb motif.<br />

Cocktail rings are among the most sought-after<br />

Buccellati jewels. <strong>The</strong> ones conceived for<br />

the Haute Couture 2021 are innovative and impressive.<br />

<strong>The</strong> “Passione” cocktail ring is dominated<br />

by a large faceted tourmaline, sparkling<br />

with all its beauty contoured by small white<br />

gold leaves set with diamonds. <strong>The</strong> “Monte Bianco”<br />

ring pushes its round pearl up like a mountaintop<br />

featuring a geometric and modern decoration<br />

all around the bezel and along the stem.<br />

TLN Qatar editor’s picks are the “Aubade”<br />

cocktail earrings which evokes the sweetness<br />

of a morning love song: an openwork, refined<br />

and elegant background enlightened by rubies,<br />

while the “Foglie Imperiali” earrings remind<br />

us of those important laurel crowns the<br />

kings and queens wore in their institutional<br />

paintings. Alas, royalty in the 21st century.<br />

by Narges Raiss<br />

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Since the beginning of motorized vehicles, time<br />

and the automobile have been inextricably linked.<br />

Timepieces have always had a place in the world of<br />

the automobile, either to measure speed over distance<br />

or to ensure that the owner always had the correct time.<br />

But watches and cars have never been as linked as they<br />

are now. Today, for the first time ever, two tourbillon<br />

timepieces from BOVET 1822 have been engineered, designed,<br />

and developed in parallel with the production of<br />

a coachbuilt Rolls-Royce. Using the revolutionary and<br />

patented Amadeo system, these timepieces can transform<br />

from a wristwatch to a pocket/pendant watch to a<br />

desk clock and… that’s right, a dashboard clock.<br />

Born in the mind and heart of a Rolls-Royce and BOVET<br />

1822 collector, the concept was to design and produce<br />

a bespoke Rolls-Royce and two unique BOVET 1822<br />

timepieces, one for himself and one for his wife, that go<br />

hand in glove. Three years in development, BOVET 1822<br />

and Rolls-Royce accomplished something never realized<br />

before in either industry.<br />

As the mechanical tourbillon timepieces are meant to be<br />

mounted in the car as dashboard clocks, this changed<br />

the development completely as now they had to be<br />

considered part of the car. As a result, the holder and<br />

timepiece — all 51 components engineered and manufactured<br />

by Bovet — had to be tested like any other part<br />

of the car for vibration, security, safety, and more. No<br />

other timepiece has ever undergone such scrutiny and<br />

testing – up to and including crash tests.<br />

BOVET 1822 was challenged to develop timepieces that<br />

could be worn on the wrist and instantly converted<br />

into dashboard clocks, mounted into a special holder<br />

that slots into the car itself.<br />

“As a long-time Rolls-Royce owner and lover, I am particularly<br />

pleased to have an opportunity to work on such<br />

a special bespoke project,” explains Pascal Raffy, owner,<br />

BOVET 1822. “<strong>The</strong> engineers, designers, watchmakers,<br />

and artisans at BOVET 1822 went above and beyond to<br />

personalize these exceptional timepieces for the clients,<br />

integrating their wishes and key elements of the coachbuilt<br />

car itself, and even realizing one-off movements. On<br />

top of this, both of the timepieces are able to be placed<br />

into a display mount designed specifically for this purpose,<br />

effectively making them part of the car and subject<br />

to the norms of automobile production standards.<br />

“I am so proud of the BOVET 1822 team, who worked<br />

in tandem with the elite design team of Rolls-Royce, to<br />

produce something spectacular,” Mr. Raffy continues.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> owners of the coach-built car and these bespoke<br />

timepieces are dear friends of mine and valued collectors<br />

of BOVET 1822, so it was important to do the very<br />

best for them — two completely unique pieces that are<br />

unlike anything we have ever done before.”<br />

For Rolls-Royce, this introduction is a return to the<br />

marque’s illustrious past. “This marks a seminal moment<br />

for the House of Rolls-Royce,” says Torsten Müller-Ötvös,<br />

Chief Executive, Rolls-Royce. “We are proud to<br />

unveil to the world the Rolls-Royce Boat Tail and with<br />

it the confirmation of coachbuilding as a permanent<br />

fixture within our future portfolio. Historically, coachbuilding<br />

had been an integral part of the Rolls-Royce<br />

story. In the contemporary Rolls-Royce narrative, it has<br />

been informed by our guiding philosophy of Bespoke.<br />

But it is more, much more. Rolls-Royce Coachbuild is a<br />

return to the very roots of our brand. It represents an<br />

opportunity for the select few to participate in the creation<br />

of utterly unique, personal commissions of future<br />

historical significance.”<br />



In a move that further demonstrates the clients’ visionary<br />

approach to contemporary patronage, two great luxury<br />

Houses with a common pursuit of perfection have been<br />

abrought together at the clients’ behest. World-class<br />

craftspeople from the House of Bovet 1822, which was<br />

founded on the philosophy of ingenuity and engineering,<br />

were called upon to work hand-in-hand with Rolls-<br />

Royce’s own masters in their field.<br />

<strong>The</strong> mechanically-minded clients sought to break new<br />

ground in horology. As esteemed collectors of both the<br />

Switzerland-based House of Bovet and Rolls-Royce,<br />

their vision was to create exquisite, ground-breaking<br />

timepieces for their Boat Tail. In an act of tireless<br />

endeavor and genuine collaboration, the Houses have<br />

come together to re-imagine Rolls-Royce’s iconic centerpiece,<br />

the dashboard clock.<br />

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Glitz<br />

<strong>The</strong> result is an accomplishment never before realized<br />

in either industry. Two fine reversable timepieces, one<br />

for the lady and one for the gentleman, have been designed<br />

to be worn on the wrist, used as a table clock,<br />

pendant or pocket timepiece, or placed front and center<br />

within the Boat Tail’s fascia as the motor car’s clock.<br />

• Rolls-Royce Coachbuilder and the BOVET custom<br />

timepieces represent contemporary patronage in its<br />

truest form<br />

Watch this space for the full details of this astounding<br />

collaboration and the development of the timepieces<br />

and mounting system, June 8, 2021 at 1 pm GMT.<br />

At A Glance<br />

• Rolls-Royce introduces an utterly unique coach-built<br />

“Boat Tail” commission that integrates 100% bespoke<br />

BOVET timepieces into the dashboard<br />


• Based on a true commission model, Boat Tail represents<br />

a collaborative exploration of luxury, design and<br />

culture between BOVET 1822, Rolls-Royce, and the<br />

commissioning clients<br />

• <strong>The</strong> mounting system for the timepieces in the dashboard<br />

has never been done before and required years<br />

of research, as well as extensive testing (vibration, temperature,<br />

humidity, and even automotive crash tests)<br />

• Equipped with an incredible five days of power reserve,<br />

the mechanical tourbillon timepieces from BOVET are<br />

the perfect choice for the dashboard installation as they<br />

are designed to remain precise even when kept in the<br />

vertical position<br />





Need for<br />

Speed<br />

Need for<br />

Speed<br />

unparalleled sensibility of contemporary<br />

street culture and the audacious<br />

spirit of an Italian car icon that has just<br />

heralded a new era.<br />

Hiroshi Fujiwara and the Maserati design<br />

team, together, deconstruct the<br />

essence of Maserati, and in the process,<br />

reconstruct a new reality.<br />

<strong>The</strong> first chapter of our joint<br />

vision: Operanera and Operabianca<br />

Special Edition cars<br />



Fragment Design’s unique design philosophy<br />

is now revealed in the Operanera<br />

and Operabianca Special Edition<br />

cars. Embodying the innovative and<br />

creative souls of both Hiroshi Fujiwara<br />

and Maserati, they are more than just<br />

cars. <strong>The</strong>y are symbols of the deconstruction<br />

of convention, a re-birth of<br />

hope, and are unmistakable statements<br />

of intent.<br />

Maserati meets Hiroshi Fujiwara,<br />

the soul of Fragment Design<br />

Fragment is a streetwear subculture<br />

project founded by the arbiter of cool:<br />

Hiroshi Fujiwara. Since the early ’90s,<br />

Fujiwara has been sharing his designs<br />

with the world, collaborating with the<br />

most renowned global maisons.<br />

In his continuous research as a cultural<br />

disrupter, the global godfather<br />

of streetwear and multi-faceted creator<br />

has joined us for a collaboration<br />

that brings together Hiroshi Fujiwara’s<br />

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Meet the ultimate Porsche SUV. This is the new<br />

Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT, the fastest, hardest<br />

accelerating, most powerful Cayenne ever made.<br />

When Cayenne launched back in 2003 it was clear to<br />

see Porsche wanted to strike a balance with the car’s<br />

image between performance machine and off-roader.<br />

Now it is more apparent than ever that the Cayenne<br />

is a road car first and foremost, as the Cayenne Turbo<br />

GT eclipses the legendary V10-powered Carrera GT for<br />

power, torque and performance.<br />

Under the bonnet lies a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 with<br />

a whopping 640PS (471kW) and 850Nm (629lb ft) of<br />

torque, increases of 90PS and 80Nm respectively over<br />

the standard Cayenne Turbo. <strong>The</strong> 0-62mph sprint is<br />

over in a silly 3.3 seconds, a drop of 0.6 seconds, and<br />

the top speed is 186mph, 8mph more. One hundred and<br />

eighty six miles per hour in a Cayenne. <strong>The</strong> Turbo GT<br />

will also manage 20mpg, but few will ever do an economy<br />

run in one of these…<br />

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Available in the coupe bodystyle only, the Turbo GT<br />

isn’t just about outright power, which brings us to its<br />

Nürburgring lap time – because how could you launch<br />

the fastest Cayenne ever without taking it to the ‘Ring?<br />

Porsche test driver Lars Kern, the same man who’s piloted<br />

the GT3, GT3 RS and GT2 RS to numerous records,<br />

took the Turbo GT around the Green Hell in a<br />

scarcely believable 7 minutes 38.9 seconds.<br />

<strong>The</strong> ride height has been dropped by 17mm, while the<br />

car’s various control systems, the power steering and<br />

rear-wheel-steer have been overhauled to match the<br />

increased performance. Porsche gives the example of<br />

the three-chamber air suspension which is now 15 per<br />

cent more rigid. <strong>The</strong> Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control<br />

roll stabilisation system has been tweaked to go<br />

with additional tyre grip and sharper turn in, while the<br />

torque vectoring system now allows for higher locking<br />

ratios.<br />

Additional grip comes from specially developed Pirelli P<br />

Zero Corsa tyres, and paired to those are front wheels<br />

that are an inch wider while the negative camber has<br />

been increased by 0.45 degrees. <strong>The</strong> brakes have been<br />

tweaked to reduce fade and unsprung weight and improve<br />

performance, says Porsche, but exactly how they<br />

differ from the Cayenne Turbo’s brakes remains unclear<br />

for now.<br />

As for the engine, that monstrous twin-turbocharged<br />

4.0-litre V8, the extra power has been matched to higher-strength<br />

crankshaft, connecting rods, pistons, timing<br />

chain and torsional vibration dampers. <strong>The</strong> eightspeed<br />

automatic gearbox and all-wheel-drive system<br />

have all been modified, while there’s an additional water<br />

cooler for the gearbox transfer case.<br />

Those central exhaust pipes you see, the visible elements<br />

of the titanium system, are unique to the Turbo<br />

GT, and there’s no central silencer… Delightful.<br />

<strong>The</strong> body has been given a number of modifications, from<br />

a new bumper with larger intakes and chunky rear wing<br />

(<strong>25</strong>mm larger than standard), and there’s a carbon roof,<br />

black wheel-arch extensions and ‘Neodyme’ wheels.<br />

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Winch Design has teamed up with Tillberg<br />

Design of Sweden to design a 222m “private<br />

residence superyacht” named Somnio. <strong>The</strong><br />

vessel, which carries a price tag of £500m, is set to<br />

begin construction at Norwegian yard Vard for a projected<br />

mid-2024 launch date. <strong>The</strong> design phase has<br />

been underway for 18 months.<br />

Inside the world’s biggest private residence<br />

yachts<br />

Somnio will marry “the benefits of superyacht ownership”<br />

with the service and amenities of the “world’s<br />

finest hotels”, with on board features including a<br />

10,000-bottle wine cellar, various restaurants and<br />

bars, a huge beach club and lounge in the ship’s bow.<br />

Somnio will also boast “world-class medical care”<br />

to protect owners against pandemics and the “latest<br />

clean engine technology” and “advanced onboard<br />

equipment” to facilitate the scientific research of the<br />

oceans.<br />

A total of 39 on board apartments spread across six<br />

“apartment decks” are now for sale, with prospective<br />

owners either invited or referred to join. <strong>The</strong> customisable<br />

apartments, which have a starting price of<br />

€9.5m, can include features, such as a kitchen, gym,<br />

library, dining spaces and dressing areas.<br />

<strong>The</strong> World: Largest private residential<br />

yacht resumes sailing<br />

<strong>The</strong> project is being overseen by Erik Bredhe, former<br />

captain of the 196m private residence vessel <strong>The</strong> World.<br />

Speaking about the project, Bredhe said: “Somnio<br />

will be the only residential superyacht in the world<br />

and has been designed to exacting standards that are<br />

commensurate with a life of opportunity.<br />

“Owners will share a truly unique lifestyle at sea, with<br />

a hand-picked crew and a never-ending global itinerary<br />

of carefully selected destinations and experiences<br />

befitting a yacht of this nature.”<br />

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J<br />

Hotel has debuted its inaugural<br />

property today atop the Shanghai<br />

Tower, the tallest skyscraper<br />

in China and second-tallest in the<br />

world. J Hotel Shanghai Tower has<br />

reached a new milestone of success<br />

among China’s homegrown hotels<br />

as it occupies the highest point in<br />

Shanghai. Jin Jiang <strong>International</strong> Hotels,<br />

China’s largest and the world’s<br />

second-largest hotel group, debuts<br />

the premiere luxury hospitality<br />

brand after dedicating ten years into<br />

its detailed curation, masterful craft,<br />

and opulent design. J Hotel weaves<br />

together broad influences from different<br />

realms of art and culture to<br />

bring a unique luxury perspective to<br />

Shanghai. It merges artistic touches<br />

throughout its design for palatial<br />

staterooms and the best in lifestyle,<br />

wellbeing, food & beverage, technology,<br />

and hospitality services, presenting<br />

an exclusive travel experience<br />

crafted with authentic Chinese<br />

flair.<br />

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WITH<br />

Cheval Blanc St-Tropez is a<br />

true haven of seaside tranquility,<br />

just steps away from<br />

the sunny energy of Saint-Tropez.<br />

Doors reopen on May 20 for a new<br />

season, deliciously devoted to wellness<br />

and culinary creativity.<br />

In a setting conducive to sensual<br />

pleasures and peace of mind,<br />

Cheval Blanc Spa and Guerlain<br />

have developed a fabulous range<br />

of signature treatments. It include<br />

facials that use cutting‐edge technology<br />

to create a holistic sensory<br />

experience, as well as body<br />

treatments like the aptly named<br />

“Muscle Serenity” for a toned and<br />

strengthened silhouette. And new<br />

this season is a special selection of<br />

barber treatments for men, blending<br />

Guerlain rituals with the styling<br />

expertise of award-winning Belgian<br />

barber Kevin Boon.<br />

At the dining table, Chef Arnaud<br />

Donckele invites guests on a culinary<br />

journey between land and sea<br />

that pays tribute to local producers.<br />

From fishermen to farmers,<br />

these passionate people all play a<br />

part in creating the divine dishes<br />

served at La Vague d’Or. Thanks<br />

to the generosity and creativity of<br />

Arnaud Donckele and his teams in<br />

the kitchen, each season is a new<br />

and innovative culinary experience<br />

to be shared and savored. Awarded<br />

three stars by the Michelin Guide<br />

and five toques and a score of<br />

19/20 by Gault & Millau, La Vague<br />

d’Or invites guests on a magical<br />

Mediterranean journey. Its reopening<br />

is scheduled for June 10.<br />

In the meantime, La Terrasse provides<br />

the perfect setting for a relaxing<br />

lunch or dinner by the sea and<br />

offers modern cuisine with a Mediterranean<br />

flavor. Every Wednesday<br />

starting June 16, La Terrasse will<br />

take on a festive feel, with sizzling<br />

barbecues and live musicians for<br />

the resort’s seaside “Riviera Nights”<br />

under a starlit sky.<br />

Around sixty sun loungers await<br />

guests on the beach for a lazy afternoon,<br />

and the heated infinity<br />

pool offers the perfect excuse to<br />

take a dip. For those seeking a little<br />

more adventure, the pontoon<br />

at the end of the beach is the departure<br />

point for numerous water<br />

sports. Lulled by the whisper of the<br />

breeze through ancient pines and<br />

the lapping of waves on the sand,<br />

this summer is set to be a heavenly<br />

experience at Cheval Blanc St-Tropez.<br />



Cheval Blanc St-Tropez offers direct<br />

access to the beach, making<br />

it the ideal location for alternating<br />

between seaside pleasures and excursions<br />

into the village center. In<br />

true Tropezian style, the terraces<br />

and balconies of the resort’s 30<br />

rooms and suites offer a splendid<br />

and soothing view of the sea, the<br />

pine forest and one of the most famous<br />

towns on the French Riviera.<br />

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Spa and Fitness<br />

Unwind at Iridium Spa, a 31 st<br />

floor sanctuary in the sky where<br />

every moment is crafted to dazzle<br />

the senses and celebrate the<br />

mind, body and soul. Away from<br />

the hectic life below, the 15,000<br />

square-foot urban oasis invites<br />

guests to renew and recharge<br />

with ultra-luxurious amenities,<br />

24-hour fitness centre and infinity-edge<br />

salt water lap pool<br />

overlooking the glittering city<br />

skyline.<br />

Iridium Spa<br />



ST. REGIS<br />


NEW<br />

SKY-HIGH<br />


Soaring 31 stories atop Toronto’s<br />

glittering skyline, Iridium<br />

Spa promises a transformative<br />

journey created to dazzle<br />

the senses and celebrate the<br />

mind, body and soul. <strong>The</strong> 15,000<br />

square-foot sanctuary in the<br />

sky invites guests to renew and<br />

recharge with ultra-luxurious<br />

amenities featuring the Iridium<br />

Lounge, 11 treatment rooms,<br />

including two couples rooms,<br />

expansive women’s and men’s<br />

change rooms with separate<br />

steam rooms and a full-service<br />

nail salon.<br />

Pool and Fitness<br />

Located on the hotel’s 32 nd floor,<br />

guests have access to premium<br />

wellness facilities including an<br />

infinity-edge lap pool, whirlpool,<br />

infrared cedar saunas as<br />

well as a 24-hour fitness center<br />

with state-of-the-art equipment<br />

including Peloton bikes<br />

and Technogym equipment.<br />

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A&K’s portfolio of luxury air safaris lets you see remarkable<br />

destinations from a new perspective and in exclusive<br />

comfort, style, and with great ease. A&K’s expert Journey<br />

Designers have crafted two new journeys exploring the picturesque<br />

landscapes and epicurean delights of South Australia and<br />

Tasmania, and an exhilarating adventure across the Tasman<br />

in New Zealand. Limited to 18 guests aboard a privately chartered<br />

jet, these exclusive departures will see you soaring over<br />

breathtaking natural wonders, taking in remote locations from<br />

the ground, and meeting artists, artisans, and local characters<br />

who epitomise the regions you visit. You’ll savour the bounty of<br />

the sea, the fruits of the vine, fresh farm produce, and culinary<br />

creations, and it will leave you speechless. Choreographed experiences<br />

along the way give you a rare personal insight into the<br />

cities you pass through, the countryside you explore, and the<br />

cultural fabric that binds it all together.<br />

New Zealand North to South<br />

Discover the epic beauty of New Zealand on an exhilarating<br />

11-day luxury air safari that reveals cultural<br />

and natural splendours from the North Island to the<br />

South, visiting world-class vineyards, enjoying the<br />

country’s bountiful fresh produce, admiring Art Déco<br />

architecture at its finest, and encountering majestic<br />

wildlife in far-flung locales.<br />

Priced at AU$33,599 pp($<strong>25</strong>.475) twin share<br />

Departure dates: 17 February & 3 March 2022<br />

Shores of the Southern Ocean<br />

Delve into a cornucopia of epicurean delights, rare<br />

wildlife, sophisticated artworks, and coastlines battered<br />

by the great Southern Ocean on this exclusive<br />

12-day air safari from Adelaide to Hobart. Taste your<br />

way through the Barossa and some of Tasmania’s finest<br />

distilleries, admire curated gallery collections and dine<br />

ocean to table and paddock to plate on the region’s finest<br />

produce.<br />

Priced from AU$29,999 pp($22.746) twin share<br />

Departure date: 20 October 2021<br />

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If you have been searching for the ultimate adventure to extraordinary<br />

locations, with a small group of like-minded travellers, and<br />

the added convenience of being flown from place to place aboard<br />

your own private jet avoiding airports, queues, and crowds, then<br />

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Overlooking the legendary bay of Pampelonne<br />

and close to the Place des Lices – which is in<br />

the heart of Saint-Tropez – sits the Château de<br />

la Messardière. This calming hotel boasts some of the<br />

most beautiful views in the Mediterranean. Perched<br />

on a hill above 10 hectares of pine forest, the enchanting<br />

gardens of the hotel are filled with gentle light and<br />

competing scents that pay tribute to the golden age of<br />

the Riviera. In 2020, this iconic address joined the LOV<br />

Hotel Collection and began its first extensive renovation,<br />

planned over three winters.<br />

From 2021, it will be part of the prestigious collection of<br />

Airelles hotels and exceptional houses. Once it is completed,<br />

it will be home to 75 beautiful rooms and suites<br />

designed to recreate the luxury and sense of relaxation<br />

inherent to the Mediterranean lifestyle. Between the<br />

long, cool pool, the brand-new Valmont Spa, the boutiques<br />

and the wonderful Children's Kingdom, guests<br />

will be tempted to spend their days inside this haven of<br />

happiness. And yet ... a few minutes away is the Jardin<br />

Tropézina beach, a private strip of sand for guests of the<br />

Chateau de la Messardière, set on the mythical beach of<br />

Pampelonne. This is what a summer paradise is made of,<br />

with long lazy days spent together with family or friends<br />

in the chic and legendary spirit of the Côte d'Azur.<br />

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LONDON<br />

TOKYO<br />


MACAO<br />



DOHA<br />

<strong>The</strong> Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands<br />

<strong>The</strong> Burlington Arcade<br />


Pacific Place<br />

Shoppes at Four Seasons | <strong>The</strong> Promenade Shops at Galaxy Macau<br />

Gaysorn | Siam Paragon | ICONSIAM<br />

Zorlu Center<br />

<strong>The</strong> Pearl<br />


Beauty<br />

Diaries<br />

Beauty<br />

Diaries<br />

Obtained through carbon-neutral<br />

biotechnology, the 100% natural<br />

ingredient is used in place of Mysore<br />

sandalwood, which is now a<br />

protected species in India, as a sustainable<br />

alternative with the same<br />

olfactory richness.<br />

“Dreamwood adds an unexpected<br />

presence to the fragrance’s composition,<br />

bringing a richly luminous<br />

aura with the same codes found in<br />

Mysore sandalwood essential oil”,<br />

says Fabrice Pellegrin.<br />



Made for those with unbreakable<br />

spirit, the latest<br />

offering from Bentley<br />

Fragrances is a bold and spicy, yet<br />

creamy and floral scent for men.<br />

Bentley Momentum Unbreakable<br />

blends new, high-tech ingredients<br />

with age-old perfumery traditions,<br />

to create an unbeatable new fragrance.<br />

Variations in colour, pattern<br />

and texture on the stone plated<br />

bottle, ensure that no two are<br />

ever the same – just like the stone<br />

veneers available as a custom option<br />

within Bentley’s cars.<br />

A spritz of Bentley Momentum<br />

Unbreakable is like a step into the<br />

extraordinary – a scent for today’s<br />

cool-hunters. <strong>The</strong> urban fragrance<br />

is built around the cutting-edge<br />

Dreamwood, a sustainable natural<br />

ingredient that reproduces<br />

the smoky, creamy scent of sandalwood.<br />

Crafted from high-tech<br />

modern materials, age-old perfumery<br />

techniques draw out the best<br />

from high quality natural ingredients,<br />

meeting the same uncompromising<br />

standards as Bentley cars.<br />

Unbreakable is a warmer, woodier<br />

interpretation of the Momentum<br />

line, expressing all the thrilling facets<br />

of a contemporary urban adventurer.<br />

As the fragrance opens,<br />

violet leaf adds an aquatic touch<br />

to sparkling mandarin sfuma. <strong>The</strong><br />

world’s finest mandarin oil adds a<br />

green, floral and aromatic aura. A<br />

clean flash of lavender, matched<br />

with mint-fresh, rosy geranium, is<br />

softened by powdery orris.<br />

Spicy with facets of liquorice, dried<br />

fruit and amber, immortelle warms<br />

the heart of Momentum Unbreakable,<br />

introducing the notes that<br />

make the scent’s signature: a rich,<br />

warm palette of woods.<br />

Truly innovative in its structure,<br />

the fragrance composed by Master<br />

Perfumers Fabrice Pellegrin and<br />

Ane Ayo, Momentum Unbreakable<br />

introduces Dreamwood for the<br />

first time in a Bentley Fragrance.<br />

Dark velvety patchouli – one of the<br />

Master Perfumer’s favourite materials<br />

- bolsters the woody facets<br />

of the creamy, sensual sandalwood<br />

note. Its smokiness is underlined by<br />

Haitian vetiver and papyrus, wrapping<br />

the long-lasting trail of the<br />

scent in an aura of mystery…<br />

<strong>The</strong> one-of-a-kind bottle design<br />

is inspired by the soaring, vertical<br />

skyline of a modern metropolis.<br />

Tall, rectangular and faceted like<br />

an emerald-cut diamond, it is made<br />

of luxuriously heavy, customised<br />

glass, with a unique, textural stone<br />

plated front. It draws inspiration<br />

from a finish crafted by Bentley<br />

Motors to customise its interior offerings:<br />

the stone veneer is a fusion<br />

of century-old craftsmanship and<br />

cutting-edge technologies. <strong>The</strong> result<br />

is variations in colour, pattern<br />

and texture which are almost impossible<br />

to imitate.<br />

In a striking expression of the name<br />

of the fragrance, the stone plate of<br />

the Momentum Unbreakable bottle<br />

is made of mica schist, a crystalline<br />

rock containing reflective slivers<br />

of mica. Each plate is 100% natural,<br />

making every bottle a one-ofa-kind<br />

piece. <strong>The</strong> slate-grey stone<br />

plate is etched with Bentley’s iconic<br />

logo and the name of the fragrance.<br />

<strong>The</strong> back of the bottle is clad with<br />

an interpretation of the marque’s<br />

signature knurling. Introduced in<br />

1919 in the second car built by W.O.<br />

Bentley, this trademark brand motif<br />

was conceived to both tactile<br />

and graphically elegant. <strong>The</strong> knurling<br />

pattern is embossed in a matte<br />

black plate covering the back of the<br />

bottle from base to neck, which is<br />

crowned with a matte black cap.<br />

Decorated with the iconic Bentley<br />

logo and the name of the fragrance<br />

hot-stamped in silver, the slategrey<br />

box is embossed to replicate<br />

the same textural effect as the bottle’s<br />

stone plate.<br />

Fragrance family: Woody floral<br />

spicy<br />

Top notes: Violet leaves, mandarin<br />

sfuma, lavender<br />

Heart notes: Immortelle, geranium,<br />

orris<br />

Base notes: Dreamwood, vetiver<br />

from Haiti, papyrus, patchouli<br />

Bentley Momentum Unbreakable<br />

Eau de Parfum is offered in a 100ml<br />

bottle.<br />

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Beauty<br />

Diaries<br />


BEAUTY<br />


Founded in Roma in 1960 by Valentino<br />

Garavani, Maison VALEN-<br />

TINO is a Roman couture house<br />

steeped in romanticism, color and<br />

craftsmanship, that became renowned<br />

for its international fashion influence.<br />

Under the creative direction of Pierpaolo<br />

Piccioli since 2016, Maison VAL-<br />

ENTINO creates an aesthetic of extraordinary<br />

modernity and beauty.<br />

Mixing innovation with tradition, haute<br />

couture with street culture, different<br />

universes with different times, intuition<br />

with legacy, VALENTINO BEAUTY<br />

is a harmony apart.<br />

Fashion is about the moment.<br />

Beauty is about eternity.<br />

Pierpaolo Piccioli<br />

Creative director of Maison Valentino<br />

Perfume Valentino Beauty,<br />

Color Cool Couture.<br />

Under the new global licensing partnership<br />

with L’Oréal, into this world<br />

without conformism, Valentino Beauty<br />

is born. Maison Valentino creates<br />

beauty that is an open playground to<br />

dream anew. It’s a vision defined by the<br />

inseparability of “belleza” “ colore” and<br />

“inclusività” through which Pierpaolo<br />

Piccioli has propelled Valentino into<br />

modern cultural relevance.<br />

Bianco<br />

Statuarietto<br />

Bianco Statuarietto.<br />

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

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Pamper yourself in luxury. Bianco<br />

Statuarietto is a classic looking<br />

natural stone, perfect for those who<br />

like the finer things in life.<br />

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

or a gourmet kitchen, Signorino<br />

stone adds a touch of elegance<br />

to any space.

Education<br />

in a Digital Age<br />


DOSHII<br />

Bhavini Doshi is CEO of the multi-award-winning<br />

company PORSE, a leading Home-Based Childcare,<br />

Education and Training provider in New Zealand.<br />

“My role as a successful businesswoman, educationist<br />

and motivational leader is to promote education in the<br />

digital age and the wellbeing of Gen-Z Kids. Our vision is<br />

a world where children and young people feel safe and<br />

realise their aspirations to succeed”.<br />

<strong>The</strong> methods of education and delivery are now a blend<br />

between face-to-face and other combinations of virtual<br />

interfaces, content is moving from traditional text-based<br />

learning to text-plus-multimedia.<br />

While the world of education is still in transition; Bhavini<br />

says the cost of creating high-end multimedia content,<br />

although coming down, is still prohibitive for all but the<br />

very edge of the marketplace. Bhavini states that her<br />

work is driven by a belief that all children should have the<br />

chance to achieve their full potential and contribute to a<br />

healthy, robust society and environment.<br />

More than 20,000+ children and families have been<br />

supported by PORSE educators, nannies, babysitters<br />

and teachers in New Zealand providing strong<br />

partnership opportunities and global expansion.<br />

Bhavini has been in the education sector for more than<br />

two decades in India, the USA, the UK and New Zealand,<br />

and looks forward to forming new partnerships with<br />

those who want to make a difference and share her<br />

philanthropist view of ‘Giving back to the community’.<br />

As a part of her Corporate Social Responsibility More For<br />

Kidz Foundation Trust, a New Zealand Registered Charity<br />

was started by Bhavini to support ECE professionals,<br />

caregivers and parents with parenting skills and<br />

knowledge. She is also a member of Global Women, Co<br />

of Women, Early Childhood Council New Zealand and<br />

Home Early Learning Organisation and Early Childhood<br />

Association, India.<br />

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“ La Maison De Dietrich<br />

Express the essence of our talent, audacy, and<br />

mastering of cooking to reinvent a collection<br />

of nobility, emotion, and exceptional culinary<br />

results.<br />


Passion for<br />

Fashion<br />

Passion for<br />

Fashion<br />



B.zero1 necklace with<br />

small round pendant,<br />

both in 18kt white gold.<br />

$3,600.00<br />

B.zero1 three-band ring<br />

in 18 kt white gold.<br />

$2,330.00<br />

“BVLGARI BVLGARI” bracelet in black<br />

calf leather and black rubber with a<br />

silver plated closure with Bvlgari logo.<br />

$630.00<br />

Keyholder in denim<br />

sapphire grain calf<br />

leather with brass palladium<br />

plated metal parts.<br />

Two keyrings and iconic<br />


motif.<br />

$245.00<br />

Octo Roma watch with mechanical<br />

manufacture movement, automatic<br />

winding, stainless steel case and<br />

bracelet, blue dial.<br />

$6,650.00<br />


Celebrate your man’s fearless spirit with bold gifts<br />

made to be worn his way.<br />

Bvlgari Bvlgari Man metal double<br />

bridge rectangular sunglasses.<br />

$416.00<br />

BVLGARI BVLGARI watch with<br />

mechanical manufacture movement,<br />

automatic winding and date,<br />

stainless steel case treated with<br />

Diamond Like Carbon and logo<br />

engraving on the bezel, blue dial<br />

and a blue rubber bracelet.<br />

$4,<strong>25</strong>0.00<br />

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Passion for<br />

Fashion<br />


To unveil his Fall-Winter 2021 collections, Christian<br />

Louboutin imagined a one-of-a-kind digital<br />

presentation inspired by his infinite love of travel,<br />

whether physical or imaginary. Following state-of-theart<br />

immersive experiences on Drest and Zepeto’s platforms,<br />

the House explores 3D technology this season.<br />

A fully interactive airplane was conceived to enjoy an<br />

exclusive moment discovering Christian Louboutin’s<br />

collections via a dreamy air journey.<br />

Rendez-vous at the iconic TWA Terminal in JFK Airport<br />

in New York, a boldly futuristic space designed by famous<br />

architect Eero Saarinen, perfectly embodying the<br />

glamorous Golden Age of air travel. <strong>The</strong> Loubicrew, a<br />

cast of dynamic figures, cross the space scanned from<br />

head to toe by the passengers waiting to board. A stop is<br />

still required at the security check. Red alert! <strong>The</strong> Xray<br />

scanner is on overload! <strong>The</strong> pilot’s giant Loubi Airways<br />

Kypipouch hides the new Caracaba bag and Christian<br />

Louboutin’s new fragrance, the Loubishark & Louis<br />

Spikes sneakers trigger the alarm and the security officer<br />

is enamored by the Blaster bag.<br />

Bags cleared? Let’s board the Loubiplane, a space entirely<br />

redesigned with the House’s iconic details, from the red<br />

flooring to the seats customised with a bespoke print and<br />

seatbelts featuring the LoubiAirways logo. Imagined as a<br />

complete immersion into Christian Louboutin’s universe,<br />

the airplane journey is a succession of nine interactive<br />

animations featuring the key themes of the collection.<br />

But safety first, the aircrew reinvents the traditional<br />

security video in an entertaining and stylish way. <strong>The</strong><br />

tone is set! For more instructions, look at the card in<br />

front of your seat for in-flight styling tips highlighting<br />

this season’s lug sole range including sandals, boots and<br />

loafers, blending Christian Louboutin’s elegance with a<br />

contemporary vibe.<br />

Need to flex your legs? Have a walk and discover the two<br />

customised airflight trolleys presenting the house’s latest<br />

fragrances and lipstick collections and a selection<br />

of cozy shoes and accessories that can be worn indoors<br />

and outdoors. <strong>The</strong> designer chose materials such as faux<br />

shearling for pool slides and iridescent velvet to maximize<br />

the comfort while keeping it luxurious and stylish.<br />

Before going back to your seat, take a moment to check<br />

out the luggage in the lounge area which showcases<br />

Christian Louboutin’s newest creations featuring an<br />

exclusive, playful and fun Oh Xtian! print made from a<br />

collage of many inspirations such as fashion magazines,<br />

retro posters, advertisements, vintage floral photographs<br />

and movie scenes.<br />

In case you’d like to add sparkle to your journey, have a<br />

look in the overhead compartments: an Xray animation<br />

showcases this season’s new crystal-incrusted heels,<br />

introduced on retro styles in bright colors and a typical<br />

French Vichy pattern.<br />

<strong>The</strong> airplane encounters fashion turbulence? Relax and<br />

enjoy some entertainment with the Loubi Inflight <strong>Magazine</strong><br />

introducing Christian Louboutin’s rock & swing<br />

inspired group featuring signature hardware and spike<br />

details, applied on loafers, slippers and boots. More food<br />

for thought? <strong>The</strong> Loubi Times newspaper is at your disposal.<br />

And don’t forget to read some of the latest gossip<br />

of the House in OMG <strong>Magazine</strong>!<br />

One last drink before landing? Head to the bar area at<br />

the back of the plane where a fortune telling tarot station<br />

will introduce you to an exclusive print decorating<br />

iconic shoes while also serving as the inspiration for this<br />

season’s Caracaba bag.<br />

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Knowledge<br />

Power<br />


EXPENSIVE IN 2021<br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> has most often remained<br />

synonymous with quality. <strong>The</strong><br />

Art of Storytelling for most<br />

of the brands remains built on<br />

their country of origin, their classic<br />

know-how, the exclusive and<br />

fine materials they use, exceptional<br />

craftsmanship, and other remaining<br />

characteristics we study in our<br />

books. This defines the reason why<br />

luxury brands are expensive and<br />

demand the premium price they<br />

charge for.<br />

However, in today’s time,<br />

that no longer suffices as a<br />

set of strong reasons to justify<br />

the brand’s high price,<br />

given to the fact that few<br />

brands produce in their<br />

home countries and the<br />

supply chain of such brands<br />

remains a mystery to many.<br />

Things have changed in the<br />

last 15 years. We have seen<br />

the globalization of family-owned<br />

brands, diversification<br />

of product portfolios,<br />

new market penetrations,<br />

and yes the boom of the internet.<br />

What we eagerly wait for now is<br />

Blockchain to show us what it’s got in<br />

store for luxury.<br />

Through the eyes of a millennial and<br />

keeping up with the GenZ, here are<br />

a few factors that would define a<br />

luxury brand’s price—worth a king’s<br />

ransom in today’s digital times.<br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> Hype driven by cultural<br />

values<br />

Yes, this might be against the standard<br />

rules of “<strong>Luxury</strong> Marketing” but<br />

in today’s digital age—if something’s<br />

hyped, it doesn’t matter what material<br />

it’s made out of if you want it.<br />

Let us drive our attention to Supreme’s<br />

box logo tees. Despite retailing<br />

for less insane prices, today<br />

they resell for up to $900.<br />

What defines the price here—“It’s<br />

not the intrinsic value but it’s the<br />

cultural value created around it.<br />

However, that only exists for a few<br />

products at a time.”<br />

To create hype, you need to limit<br />

accessibility. This is one of the fundamentals<br />

of luxury—Scarcity.<br />

Supreme does it by creating far less<br />

product than its customers want.<br />

One has to hustle to get their hands<br />

on the handful of logo drops each<br />

season.<br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> that remains indifferent<br />

to fashion<br />

<strong>The</strong> season may come and go but<br />

luxury needs remain relevant forever.<br />

<strong>The</strong> multiple fashion cycles which<br />

give rise to trends that later disappear<br />

in a matter of months do not<br />

encourage and value craftsmanship.<br />

In today’s consumption-driven market<br />

along with the rising awareness<br />

of its implications on both human<br />

and environmental level, consumers<br />

now question why spend their time<br />

and money on something that’s going<br />

to be out of the ark after a couple<br />

of seasons?<br />

When wanting a piece of an<br />

absolute favourite designer<br />

at one of the higher-end<br />

houses, it might truly be<br />

worth it to buy a one-off<br />

piece from a coveted collection,<br />

since “drops are in new<br />

black”!<br />

However if one wishes to buy<br />

a beautiful leather bag, the<br />

consumers would be willing<br />

to go for something distinctive<br />

and more personalised<br />

which will remain timeless.<br />

<strong>The</strong> luxury here demands a higher<br />

price for its individuality, uniqueness,<br />

and relevance that it will hold even<br />

many years later. It’s so much more<br />

than the concept of a mere logo.<br />

Let’s talk about the legendary—Jun<br />

Takahashi’s Undercover as a brand<br />

that brings a luxury sensibility to<br />

streetwear, rather than the other<br />

way around.<br />

<strong>The</strong> brand makes T-shirts, but great<br />

T-shirts which are like artworks<br />

that bring out the wit and rebellion<br />

of the Japanese deconstructionist<br />

Takahashi.<br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> which understands<br />

Emotions Intelligently<br />

<strong>The</strong> emotional value of a brand or<br />

product-brand combination serves<br />

a particularly strong impact on the<br />

willingness to pay in the luxury<br />

goods industry. A case that is strongly<br />

witnessed in Asian markets.<br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> consumers today are leaning<br />

towards “emotional luxury” which<br />

is derived from feeling recognized,<br />

special, and known. However, studies<br />

reveal that very few customers<br />

say they feel special and recognized<br />

by a brand.<br />

<strong>The</strong> brands that will prioritize<br />

building a seamless relationship by<br />

integrating brand experiences with<br />

emotional intelligence especially for<br />

consumers who are new entrants to<br />

luxury are sure to win its consumers’<br />

hearts.<br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> brands also continue to capitalize<br />

on the perceived value that<br />

their consumers hold for brands,<br />

which is very high. This perceived<br />

value is linked to the emotional value<br />

drivers that come in addition to<br />

the functional ones. From increasing<br />

self-esteem to providing a sense<br />

of belonging to a certain section of<br />

society, today’s Genz and millennials<br />

are more emotionally sensitive.<br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> with <strong>The</strong> Resonance<br />

Factor<br />

Innovation and creativity are the<br />

driving factors for luxury brands,<br />

which allows them to command the<br />

prices they wish for. Adding to that,<br />

in today’s scenario the brand’s price<br />

in the saturated luxury market places<br />

will also be defined for “what they<br />

truly stand for”. <strong>The</strong>se underlying<br />

brand messages are the ones that<br />

help customers create and reinforce<br />

their identity.<br />

Brands will need to creatively interact<br />

with their consumer to contribute<br />

to an experience which will help<br />

them reinforce their brand narrative<br />

to their audience.<br />

This will create a positive resonance<br />

in the minds of the customers helping<br />

them associate with the brand<br />

strongly and making it a part of<br />

their story.<br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> brands’ expensive pricing<br />

most often reflects their core<br />

propositions of quality, heritage,<br />

and exclusivity. However,<br />

with changing times, the brands<br />

will also need to consider their<br />

pricing strategy and respond to<br />

millennial consumers in a more<br />

transparent manner so that trust<br />

and authenticity are ensured<br />

amongst its consumers.<br />

by Shrehya Agarwal<br />

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A modern masterpiece<br />

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room’s décor. With customisable bezels and access to the Samsung Art Store,<br />

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Customisable bezels and Studio Stand sold separately. Bezel colours and accessories may vary by model and region. Art Store subscription required to access full selection.<br />

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Tech<br />

Trends<br />

Tech<br />

Trends<br />



Berluti has joined forces with Danish brand Bang<br />

& Olufsen, the specialist in high-end audio technologies<br />

since 19<strong>25</strong>, to create a series of limited-edition<br />

designs which revolutionize sound expertise<br />

and leather know-how. <strong>The</strong>se luxurious pieces<br />

highlight the avant-garde signature associated with<br />

Berluti in leather goods and Bang & Olufsen in sound<br />

innovation.<br />

<strong>The</strong> collaboration between Berluti and Bang & Olufsen<br />

celebrates the heritage and savoir-faire of both luxury<br />

Maisons. For Berluti, the partnership was self-evident,<br />

given that the two brands share the same passion for<br />

excellence, with the avant-garde vision, technological<br />

innovation and state-of-the-art design of Bang &<br />

Olufsen complementing the unique craftsmanship of<br />

Berluti and enriching its lifestyle collection. Berluti’s<br />

emblematic Venezia leather, patinated by hand, enhances<br />

the renowned technology of Bang & Olufsen.<br />

Six unique pieces epitomize excellence in sound and<br />

design. Lovers of beautiful objects and go-anywhere<br />

technology will delight in the Beosound A1 2nd Gen<br />

Berluti Edition portable speaker, which boasts up to 18<br />

hours of battery play time and true 360-degree omnidirectional<br />

sound, as well as a minimalist design in<br />

Grey Mist with a mirror-polished finish inspired by<br />

Berluti ready-to-wear accessories. <strong>The</strong> calf-leather<br />

cord in shiny dark brown tones is perfect for portability.<br />

Those who prefer an intimate music experience will<br />

choose the Beoplay H95 Berluti Edition wireless headphones,<br />

which feature 36-hour play time in one charge<br />

and exceptional sound quality with effective noise<br />

cancellation. Complementing this high-level performance,<br />

the headband, crafted in Berluti’s Italian workshop,<br />

features the Maison’s trademark Venezia leather<br />

with a TDM Intenso patina and an embossed logo.<br />

To protect the speaker and the headphones between<br />

acoustic sessions, a custom-designed pouch comes in<br />

Berluti’s Signature canvas with a Venezia leather label.<br />

home speaker, whose soft cylindrical silhouette features<br />

a hidden touch interface that lights up when approached.<br />

Its seven speaker drivers with beam-forming<br />

technology offer a choice between powerful,<br />

room-filling sound and precise acoustic directivity<br />

for an immersive music experience. Berluti’s Venezia<br />

leather is wrapped around the wooden base for a refined<br />

touch, coordinating with the dark brown fabric<br />

of the speaker. Finally, two exceptional, made-to-order<br />

pieces for the home complete the lifestyle offer:<br />

the Beovision Harmony Berluti Edition television and<br />

the Beolab 90 Berluti Edition speaker. <strong>The</strong> intelligent,<br />

8,200-watt speaker represents the most powerful<br />

sound experience Bang & Olufsen has ever created. Its<br />

aluminum base, covered with Venezia leather with a<br />

TDM Intenso patina, is a perfect match for the television,<br />

a remarkable combination of art and technology<br />

featuring an LG 4k-resolution OLED screen. When<br />

not in use, the television folds down into a sculptural<br />

shape with its panels partially covering the screen.<br />

When it is turned on, the panels fan out and elevate<br />

the screen to perfect viewing height. Exceptionally<br />

fine, perforated and patinated Venezia leather covers<br />

the speaker panels.<br />

Berluti declares “Berluti and Bang & Olufsen are a perfect<br />

match, bringing together a common passion for<br />

excellence. Bang & Olufsen’s cutting-edge philosophy,<br />

technological innovation and state-of-the-art design<br />

run parallel to the Maison’s focus on craftsmanship<br />

and to its continually evolving lifestyle collection.”<br />

“For nearly a century, Bang & Olufsen has been pushing<br />

the boundaries of audio technology and the company<br />

continues to sit at the forefront of acoustic innovation.<br />

Together with Berluti, we are bringing the best<br />

of artisanship to the fore with our expertise in sound<br />

and design, and Berluti’s knowledge in leather craftsmanship<br />

to create a truly remarkable collection,” says<br />

Christoffer Poulsen, Senior Vice-President of Product<br />

Management & Brand Partnering at Bang & Olufsen.<br />

This exceptional collaboration is available in select<br />

Berluti and Bang & Olufsen stores and e-shops from 28<br />

May 2021. <strong>The</strong> Beovision Harmony television and Beolab<br />

90 speaker are available to order from 28 May and<br />

will be showcased in select Berluti and Bang & Olufsen<br />

stores.<br />

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Berluti and Bang & Olufsen are redefining interior audio<br />

design with the Beosound Balance Berluti Edition<br />


Gastro<br />

Gusto<br />



Maison Ruinart teams spent over three years<br />

developing a disruptive packaging that envelops<br />

the champagne bottle like a second skin.<br />

<strong>The</strong> 100% recyclable eco-designed casing perfectly<br />

marries the emblematic silhouette of<br />

Ruinart’s signature bottles while preserving<br />

the integrity of the taste until the moment<br />

the elixir is enjoyed. This pioneering achievement<br />

is the fruit of a long-term collective<br />

commitment by teams at the Champagne house<br />

and its partners.<br />

<strong>The</strong> case is instantly fascinating, with a shape<br />

unlike any box currently used by the wines and<br />

spirits market. Ruinart’s new packaging is almost<br />

other-worldly. As its name – Second Skin – signifies, it<br />

perfectly replicates the signature shape of Ruinart bottles,<br />

heightening the elegance of the curves as it hugs<br />

them. <strong>The</strong> ethereal lightness of the case, thanks to a<br />

construction in 100% cellulose fibers, contrasts with<br />

the current imposing norm in the world of champagne.<br />

<strong>The</strong> surface of the second skin evokes the walls of the<br />

Crayères de Reims, the ancient chalk quarries and natural<br />

wine cellars where Maison Ruinart champagnes age,<br />

giving the case a silky, organic feel. <strong>The</strong> novel coffret<br />

opens and closes thanks to a snap fastener to reveal the<br />

bottle nestled in its second skin.<br />

In addition to its elegant look, the new packaging is extraordinarily<br />

eco-friendly. Eco-designed from start to finish,<br />

it is nine times lighter than the previous generation<br />

of Ruinart gift boxes (just 40 grams, compared with 360<br />

grams previously). <strong>The</strong> carbon footprint has been reduced<br />

by 60%, and 100% of the paper comes from sustainably<br />

managed European forests. What’s more, 91%<br />

of the water used is clean enough to be released back<br />

into nature after filtering. None of these innovations of<br />

course have any effect whatsoever on the unique taste<br />

of Ruinart champagnes. Even though it is ultra-thin, the<br />

second skin is totally resistant to humidity and service<br />

uses. It protects the wines from light as well, which is<br />

essential to optimal storage, especially for the clear<br />

glass Ruinart Blanc de Blancs bottle.<br />

Maison Ruinart President Frédéric Dufour says the new<br />

packaging marks a decisive stage in the Champagne<br />

house’s holistic environmental approach:<br />



This bold project is a natural outgrowth of the decision<br />

by Ruinart’s teams over ten years ago to take sustainability<br />

initiatives to another level. An Environmental Performance<br />

Index (IPE) was created to measure the impact<br />

of all projects within Moët Hennessy, the LVMH Wines &<br />

Spirits division. Starting in 2015, Ruinart innovated with<br />

the launch of a box that was 50 grams lighter, saving over<br />

200 tons of paper at the time. <strong>The</strong> same year it eliminated<br />

all plastic wrapping from boxes, saving an additional<br />

26 tons of material. Recycling was also improved by making<br />

the different packaging materials easy to sort.<br />

<strong>The</strong> second skin springs from this dynamic, aiming to push<br />

even further from the outset. “With the 2015 box we had<br />

reached the limits of eco-design for a conventional single<br />

bottle case. We wanted to define and invent a new generation<br />

of sustainable cases, motivated by a desire to focus<br />

on the essential, meaning generating as little waste as possible<br />

in order to contribute at our level to protecting the<br />

environment, while at the same time protecting our champagnes,”<br />

says Marie Lipnitzky, <strong>International</strong> Brand Manager<br />

at Ruinart and Project Manager for the Second Skin Case.<br />

Waste and recyclability were the top priorities during<br />

the thinking that led to the core concept of the project:<br />

the second skin had to have the least possible environmental<br />

impact while revealing the curves of the Ruinart<br />

bottle. <strong>The</strong> team quickly decided that only a single material<br />

should be employed to ensure easy and total recycling<br />

of the packaging. This was joined by a requirement<br />

that the case be opaque and have a memorably elegant<br />

design that reflects a brand with a reputation for excellence<br />

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One of the most successful innovations to come out of the Black Forest.<br />

And a cuckoo clock.<br />

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

In the Black Forest, some things never change – others<br />

have been evolving since 1683. Innovation has become<br />

a tradition for us ever since our company was founded<br />

as a hammer and nail works, along with unique design<br />

that is highly regarded the world over. Take the ovens<br />

400 series, shown here with oven, combi-steam oven and<br />

warming drawer – a combination that unites cutting-edge<br />

technology and premium materials with superior design.<br />

Our appliances have been constantly evolving since 1683.<br />

<strong>The</strong> only thing that stays the same is that they just keep<br />

looking better and better.<br />

For more information, please visit gaggenau1683.com.au

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<strong>The</strong> Hotel Britomart welcomes guests to the centre of<br />

downtown waterfront Auckland – or more particularly<br />

to Britomart, a historic nine-block precinct bustling with<br />

energy and contrasts. With 99 rooms and five exquisite Landing<br />

Suites, <strong>The</strong> Hotel Britomart is New Zealand’s first 5 Green<br />

Star hotel, certified by the NZ Green Building Council. Guests<br />

get the best of both worlds: cocoon-like, timber-lined rooms<br />

that feel like peaceful retreats, right in the centre of the best<br />

neighbourhood in Auckland in which to eat, drink, shop, or do<br />

business.<br />

Located on the ground floor of the heritage Masonic Building<br />

steps away from the hotel lobby is kingi, <strong>The</strong> Hotel Britomart’s<br />

all-day dining restaurant that celebrates sustainably caught<br />

seafood and wonderful wines.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Libraries are the hotel’s newly launched and elegant<br />

meeting spaces featuring <strong>The</strong> Lounge, <strong>The</strong> Wine<br />

Library, <strong>The</strong> Chefs Table, and <strong>The</strong> Papuke Room, perfectly<br />

suited for intimate gatherings, private dinners,<br />

and more.<br />

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<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> New Zealand<br />

welcomes <strong>The</strong> Landing luxury accommodation<br />

located in the picturesque<br />

Bay of Islands, New Zealand.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Landing Residences are four spectacular,<br />

luxury private retreats that cater to small<br />

or large groups, providing privacy, total flexibility,<br />

and the finest personal service. <strong>The</strong><br />

architecturally designed Residences hold<br />

a modern, mid-Pacific aesthetic and each<br />

boasts a stunning collection of New Zealand<br />

art and artifacts.<br />

<strong>The</strong> properties are set amongst a 1,000-<br />

acre property, standing on some of New<br />

Zealand’s most historically significant land<br />

which has been developed with the blessing<br />

and contribution of the local iwi (Māori<br />

tribes). Steeped in history, the property has<br />

been developed to enhance and protect the<br />

archaeological registered sites, with six private<br />

beaches, Kiwi habitat, native plants,<br />

and an award-winning vineyard, the largest<br />

in Northland.<br />

<strong>The</strong> beauty of the land is celebrated<br />

through the experiences on offer: from paddle-boarding<br />

to skippered big-game fishing,<br />

guided kiwi-spotting walks, vineyard, and<br />

winery tours, wine tastings of <strong>The</strong> Landing<br />

wines, garden-to-plate dining, and more.<br />

While at <strong>The</strong> Landing, you may also consider<br />

experiencing Ata Rangi. Ata Rangi<br />

is a luxury New Zealand-based charter<br />

fishing yacht, available for sport fishing<br />

trips and sightseeing cruises. Whether<br />

you want to enjoy a scenic day trip or a<br />

seven-day expedition, Ata Rangi offers<br />

an unforgettable cruising experience.<br />

This striking yacht is a high-speed Viking<br />

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Standing at 89 feet plus, Ata Rangi<br />

is powered by two c 19<strong>25</strong> horsepower<br />

Cats, with a cruising speed of 24 knots,<br />

an array of state-of-the-art electronics,<br />

and only the best fishing gear. <strong>The</strong>re are<br />

three double staterooms (two of which<br />

split into singles) each with its own ensuite<br />

bathroom. <strong>The</strong> highly experienced<br />

crew of four includes captain, engineer,<br />

chef/stew, and deckhand to take care of<br />

all your onboard activities for day charters<br />

or overnight trips.<br />

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<strong>The</strong> exhibition of artists from a number of continents<br />

including Europe, North America, and Asia ensures that<br />

PIERMARQ* is aligned with the current thematic and<br />

stylistic developments occurring at the forefront of<br />

global contemporary art movements.<br />

PIERMARQ* also represents a stable of Australian talent<br />

and is focused on supporting local artists in fostering an<br />

international network and generating creative opportunities<br />

outside of Australia.<br />

Founded in 2012, PIERMARQ* is a Sydney-based contemporary<br />

gallery located in the central art hub of Paddington.<br />

Its aim is to present a diverse survey of international art to<br />

Australia, reflecting the expansive cross-border collecting<br />

activity of the current art market.<br />

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the identity of PIERMARQ* as they believe these works<br />

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22 Jun 2021 - <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> New Zealand<br />

members and guests experienced a scenic driving experience<br />

in the new Jaguar, Land Rover, and Range Rover<br />

vehicles. Drivers changed cars at selected locations<br />

starting their journey from central Auckland driving<br />

through the picturesque Waitakere ranges, stopping for<br />

coffees and to take in the views, having the opportunity<br />

to try all the luxury vehicles.<br />

Guests arrived at a stunning private residence<br />

showcased by New Zealand Sotheby’s <strong>International</strong><br />

Realty. At the exclusive Kauri Point Road<br />

Laingholm property, guests were treated to a<br />

personalised tour of the unique resort-like private<br />

waterfront estate.<br />

A delicious Mumm Champagne lunch prepared<br />

by Des Harris Private Chef was enjoyed at the<br />

residence using locally sourced products cooked<br />

to perfection whilst enjoying the views from the<br />

property.<br />

<strong>The</strong> day concluded with private chauffeurs arriving<br />

to escort the guests safely home with Jo<br />

Malone London goodie bags.<br />

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22 Jun - 2021 <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> Miami launched<br />

with a resonating boom at the Miami SupercarRooms<br />

Art Gallery in the Wynwood Arts District in Miami, Florida.<br />

With over $20 million in cars alone, this world-renowned<br />

car and art gallery has to be experienced to be<br />

fully appreciated.<br />

Event attendees were treated to amazing art, music,<br />

and wine experience that many in attendance called<br />

“revolutionary.” Moonshyne Brown – former guitarist<br />

for Lenny Kravitz – wailed on his guitar, while his partner-in-art<br />

Santiago Betancour did a live painting session<br />

to kick off the event.<br />

We are becoming the world’s foremost educator and provider<br />

of fine wines and education in enjoying them with<br />

food and fun. <strong>The</strong> Luxe Di Vita wine club is truly a luxury<br />

wine experience. Our ‘Grand Cru’ custom wood crate<br />

of six high-end wines are some of the best in the world.<br />

Experienced wine snobs and sommeliers agree with us.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> Luxe Di Vita wine club and their team created an<br />

ambiance everyone loved. As was one of the event sponsors,<br />

the Luxe Di Vita luxury wine club served many exclusive<br />

fine wines and wine pairings.<br />

To prove how amazing and versatile these high-end<br />

wines are, Elo – the owner of Miami SupercarRooms –<br />

started the engine of a $4.2 million Ferrari using one<br />

of the Luxe Di Vita chardonnays as fuel! Thanks to <strong>The</strong><br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> Miami, Miami SupercarRooms, and<br />

Luxe Di Vita, the TLN event was a huge success.<br />

<strong>The</strong> event was an exciting debut for TLN in Miami and<br />

all attendees remarked about the experience. Welcome<br />

to the world of luxury with <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> Miami.<br />

Lori Dobrin, <strong>The</strong> Luxe Di Vita wine curator explained to<br />

attendees how luxury level wines can now be delivered<br />

right to your penthouse, yacht, or home.<br />

“Wine lovers no longer need to travel to Napa Valley,<br />

these fine wines are delivered from the tasting rooms<br />

of Napa and Sonoma directly to Luxe di Vita wine club<br />

members. Experience truly fine wines anywhere you are<br />

with some of the best winemakers in Napa and Sonoma<br />

Valleys. Each monthly shipment will match our “Tasting<br />

Notes” giving an incredible experience with each bottle<br />

in each shipment curated by the Luxe Di Vita wine club.<br />

We are the wine education leaders looking to share our<br />

passion and love of fine wines along with the discovery of<br />

new exclusive wine and food pairings around the world.<br />

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This was followed by another impactful presentation<br />

by Oyetola Okusanya, CEO, C&C <strong>Luxury</strong>.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Head of Strategy at Avante Fly, Bisola Otigba, one<br />

of the new members, took the stage next, to introduce<br />

their brand and offering to the Nigerian luxury sector.<br />

And to round up the event was a Q&A session led<br />

by Julius Afolalu; <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> Strategist, a recently appointed<br />

member of the core team at TLN Nigeria.<br />


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17 Jun 2021 - <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> Nigeria<br />

hosted an exclusive B2B networking breakfast<br />

meeting at <strong>The</strong> Seattle Residences and<br />

Spa, Victoria Island, Lagos. In partnership<br />

with Business Day, the event commenced<br />

with a warm welcome by the Director of<br />

Operations, Samuel Abiola-Jacobs, to an<br />

engaged high-profile audience.<br />

Managing Director, Cas Ojo, gave a brief<br />

introduction to the network and accomplishments<br />

to-date. <strong>The</strong> corporate video<br />

set the tone and helped to further familiarise<br />

and highlight the core objectives to<br />

be achieved. Next was Bukky George-Taylor,<br />

Director of Strategic Partnerships – a<br />

founding member of the network, followed<br />

by an insightful presentation by the CEO of<br />

Seattle Residences and Spa, Wumi Jubril,<br />

presented with much poise and detail.<br />

In attendance were members and friends of the <strong>Network</strong><br />

whose sectors range from banking to hospitality,<br />

retail shopping to international trade, and many more.<br />

Top executives engaged in conversations to discuss<br />

the challenges, protocols, methods, and opportunities<br />

to scale upward and improve the quality and standard<br />

of their businesses to the international luxury standard.<br />

With most already fully engaged in the luxury<br />

space, there were lots to discuss and share.<br />

Giving the closing remarks, Cas Ojo expressed heartfelt<br />

appreciation at the great turnout of the event. She<br />

added, “We would like to specially thank all our members<br />

and all our friends who joined us today. <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong><br />

<strong>Network</strong> is at the forefront of changing the luxury<br />

narrative in Nigeria and we are excited to kickstart a<br />

number of projects with our members and partners in<br />

the coming months. <strong>The</strong> pandemic slowed us down for<br />

a while, but we are ready to support the bounce back<br />

of the luxury industry both locally and internationally.<br />

Join us!”<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> Nigeria is interested to hear from<br />

companies who wish to explore bold and innovative<br />

partnership strategies in the Nigeria and UK market.<br />

Please get in touch.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Country Director of the UK Department<br />

for <strong>International</strong> Trade (DIT), Chim<br />

Chalamera, gave a speech about the<br />

long-standing relationship with <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong><br />

<strong>Network</strong> offices around the world, and<br />

plans for more strategic alignment with<br />

the Nigerian office in the coming months.<br />

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10 Jun 2021 - <strong>The</strong> Libraries, a newly<br />

completed beautiful function, and private<br />

dining space was the perfect venue<br />

to introduce new members <strong>The</strong> Landing<br />

and <strong>The</strong> Hotel Britomart to <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong><br />

<strong>Network</strong> New Zealand during the B2B.<br />

Our technology partner Samsung showcased<br />

the Samsung Triple Laser projector<br />

with scenes from <strong>The</strong> Landings boutique<br />

private accommodation in the Bay<br />

of Islands and their exclusive charter<br />

boat MV Ata Rangi.<br />

<strong>The</strong> evening offered members an opportunity<br />

to network and meet other<br />

members whilst sampling wine from<br />

<strong>The</strong> Landings private vineyard along<br />

with delicious canapés from their head<br />

chef. Members were also treated to a<br />

tour of one of the penthouse suites at<br />

<strong>The</strong> Hotel Britomart.<br />

22 Apr 2021 - <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> Nigeria is<br />

delighted to launch an <strong>International</strong> Learning<br />

and Development Programme, in collaboration<br />

with <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> <strong>International</strong> HQ. <strong>The</strong><br />

high-level programme; a series of immersive training<br />

sessions and workshops will be led by industry<br />

experts from the world’s most prestigious brands,<br />

and has been curated for businesses who provide<br />

or aspire to an international standard of luxury.<br />

This world-class programme aims to raise the bar<br />

to new standards of excellence across the Nigerian<br />

Industry industry, by providing a unique insight<br />

into brands, places, and people that embody heritage,<br />

legacy, and innovation, around the world.<br />

Our extensive reach across the luxury spectrum<br />

will enable a broad selection of specialised topics<br />

so that programme participants can benefit from<br />

an international luxury ecosystem.<br />

Programme sessions will explore best practice,<br />

traditions, and know-how that have always been<br />

key success factors of the world’s leading companies.<br />

We will also examine the language, gestures,<br />

and etiquette that are emblematic of the luxury<br />

industry, underpinned by in-depth knowledge and<br />

expertise adopted from a global marketplace.<br />

As the world emerges from the coronavirus crisis,<br />

the global luxury industry will seek out new<br />

markets to engage, and Nigeria must now prepare<br />

to take centre stage. <strong>The</strong> primary goal of the programme<br />

is, therefore, to help companies educate<br />

and equip staff with a solid foundation of the fundamentals<br />

of the luxury industry, thereby nurturing<br />

in participants, inner confidence that comes<br />

with understanding the nuances of luxury, improving<br />

employee performance and productivity,<br />

and over the process of time, the profile and perception<br />

of the Nigerian luxury Industry.<br />

Members of <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> receive complimentary<br />

or discounted access to all our Learning<br />

and Development classes and workshops. Kindly<br />

get in touch to find out about our new Membership<br />

Structure and Ratecard.<br />

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17 May 2021 - <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong>’s China<br />

Division has had a busy couple of months<br />

of events and hospitality to support <strong>Network</strong><br />

member Diageo Prestige, with their Chinese<br />

community engagement strategy. Diageo<br />

alongside the China Division are rolling out a<br />

series of high-end whisky tasting experiences<br />

for members of the Chinese community<br />

in Australia to profile the Rare & Exceptional<br />

Collection of fine spirits, including John Walker<br />

& Sons, King George V, Talisker, Mortlach,<br />

and Dalwhinne. Some of the very rare collectors’<br />

editions are valued at $40,000 plus.<br />

Two of the special events co-hosted were a<br />

6-course degustation lunch and whisky tasting<br />

for 20 very lucky guests held in the Upper<br />

Tower at Quay on a sunny Autumn afternoon,<br />

and a cocktail night and whisky tasting for 50<br />

members of the prestigious Zoomspeed Car<br />

Club & Supercar Concierge Sydney. Four bottles<br />

from the range were given away on the<br />

evening via a Wechat lucky draw.<br />

Should you require further information on<br />

how our China Division can develop your Chinese<br />

community engagement in Australia,<br />

please contact our CEO, James Rowden via<br />

email at james@theluxurynetwork.com.au<br />



Tier 1 is designed to provide a tailored Brand Boost<br />

package to companies who want to enjoy affiliation<br />

with <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> brand, together<br />

with branding opportunities with other leading companies<br />

in the Nigerian luxury industry, and across the<br />

world. Tier II provides Strategic Business Support &<br />

Planning for companies who wish to have more robust<br />

business support and our global expertise with business<br />

development, marketing, and other business areas,<br />

throughout the term of their membership.<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> Nigeria has launched a new Membership<br />

Programme, as the office plans a rebound from<br />

the COVID-19 slowdown. We have listened to feedback<br />

from our previous members and created a two-tier Membership<br />

programme to meet the demands of a changing<br />

consumer landscape and an industry ready to spring back<br />

from the effects of a global pandemic.<br />

Our <strong>International</strong> Learning and Development programme<br />

is available as an add-on to either Tier I or Tier II.<br />

For more information, send an email to<br />

info@theluxurynetwork.ng<br />

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Sofia Ambler, CEO of <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> New Zealand,<br />

gave a welcome introduction to guests whilst Sam<br />

Skipper, from New Zealand Sotheby’s <strong>International</strong> Realty<br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> Rental Homes, spoke of the wide portfolio<br />

of luxury homes available in the Queenstown Lakes<br />

region. Tracey Pederson and Suzanne Purser from La<br />

Mer and Jo Malone London, spoke about the history<br />

and story of these well-known and loved brands while<br />

guests sampled the products.<br />

This sensory evening which delighted guests’ sight,<br />

smell, and taste finished off with each guest leaving<br />

with a generous ‘gift’ bag with deluxe samples of Jo<br />

Malone London and La Mer signature items.<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> New Zealand, together with Jo<br />

Malone London, La Mer, and New Zealand Sotheby’s<br />

<strong>International</strong> Realty <strong>Luxury</strong> Rental Homes, successfully<br />

hosted their first Queenstown event.<br />

Members and guests were greeted upon arrival<br />

with MUMM champagne at ‘Waikapu Height’s’- a<br />

stunning example of the luxury rental properties<br />

available from New Zealand Sotheby’s <strong>International</strong> Realty<br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> Rental Homes. <strong>The</strong> beautiful home has commanding<br />

panoramic views of Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown,<br />

and the Remarkables from its elevated position. Inside<br />

this spacious 5 bedroom home with multiple indoor and<br />

outdoor living spaces, Jo Malone London scents wafted<br />

throughout where guests mingled and nibbled on ‘La Mer’<br />

themed canapes whilst perusing edited collections from<br />

Jo Malone London and La Mer.<br />

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Leonard Joel is thrilled to announce that the biggest and<br />

most expensive diamond ever to come to auction in Australia<br />

sold at last night’s Important Jewels auction in<br />

Sydney for AU$1,1<strong>25</strong>,000 IBP ($87,077,813).<br />

Lot 46, the spectacular platinum and diamond ring<br />

featuring a square emerald-cut diamond weighing<br />

<strong>25</strong>.02 carats, delighted clients at the viewings in<br />

Melbourne and Sydney before selling at auction to an<br />

absentee bidder in a historic moment for Leonard Joel.<br />

When the hammer went down, the previous record for<br />

the most expensive diamond sold at auction in Australia<br />

– set at Leonard Joel’s Important Jewels auction last August<br />

when a 17.34-carat diamond ring sold for $575,000<br />

IBP – was broken. <strong>The</strong> seller of the “Leonard Joel Diamond”<br />

is over the moon, and Hamish Sharma, Leonard<br />

Joel’s Head of Important Jewels, is delighted to have<br />

broken his own record.<br />

Leonard Joel’s Important Jewels auction on 20 April 2021<br />

in Sydney delivered AU$4,275,000 IBP ($330,895,688)<br />

IBP, making it the highest-grossing jewellery auction in<br />

Australian history. <strong>The</strong> auction saw competitive bidding<br />

from all over the world in the 50K+ range, but the majority<br />

of lots were sold to Australian buyers.<br />

Other highlights from the night included lot 24, a rare<br />

pair of platinum and diamond earrings, the square emerald-cut<br />

diamonds, weighing 10.03 and 10.00 carats<br />

respectively, that sold for AU$650,000 IBP ($50,311,6<strong>25</strong>),<br />

lot 49, a block of impressive platinum, 18ct gold, fancy<br />

intense yellow diamond and diamond ring that sold for<br />

$287,500 IBP, and lot 73, an exceptional platinum and<br />

diamond ring, the brilliant-cut diamond weighing 10.07<br />

carats that sold for AU$275,000 IBP ($21,285,688).<br />

2021 marks 40 years since Leonard Joel sold Hollywood<br />

actress Claire Adams Mackinnon’s jewellery collection<br />

and founded their jewels department. Last night’s results<br />

further cement Leonard Joel as the leader of the<br />

auction jewellery marketplace in Australia.<br />

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Members and guests of <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong><br />

<strong>Network</strong> were invited to the<br />

beautiful UnserHaus Showroom<br />

in Parnell where wine expert, Marcus<br />

Atkinson, from Webb’s explained the<br />

benefits of storing fine wines in optimal<br />

conditions to ensure they retained<br />

their taste and value, while Holly Page<br />

highlighted the deluxe range of wine<br />

storage options available from Gaggenau.<br />

Guests were then treated to<br />

Perrier Jouet and a selection of white<br />

and red wines of different vintages accompanied<br />

by a selection of canapes<br />

curated by Des Harris in the stunning<br />

Gaggenau Kitchen.<br />

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Taking place on board the luxury superyacht One-<br />

World, guests enjoyed Pommery Champagne flowing<br />

throughout the evening and some delicious<br />

canapés by Elite Chefs Sydney. On the main deck,<br />

guests were presented with an amazing display of<br />

Hublot watches where they were able to touch and<br />

play with the timepieces and discover more about<br />

their immaculate design. For the whisky enthusiasts,<br />

guests were treated to a whisky tasting on the<br />

top deck hosted by Diageo Rare and Exceptional<br />

which was a real treat and enjoyed by all.<br />

Looking forward to re-connecting with everyone<br />

again, on the Aspen slopes!<br />

2 Jun 2021 - Whilst we are waiting for the international<br />

borders to open again, we decided to re-connect<br />

with Aspen friends and celebrate the next time<br />

we would all be back together in Aspen.<br />

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<strong>The</strong> <strong>International</strong> Hair Care Expert Ahmad Slieman<br />

hosted a gala dinner at which the opening<br />

of AS Hair Care Center in Dubai. <strong>The</strong> event happened<br />

on 20 th of June 2021, from 8:30 PM to 12:00 AM,<br />

at the rooftop of Bella Restaurant & Lounge, Grand<br />

Millenium Hotel, Marasi Drive Street, Business Bay,<br />

Dubai.<br />

<strong>The</strong> event was attended by VIps and well-known personalities<br />

from beauty industry.<br />

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Members and friends of the network were invited<br />

to an exclusive launch of the Diageo Rare and<br />

Exceptional limited collection of rare and distinctive<br />

scotch whiskies at one of Australia’s most celebrated<br />

restaurants, Quay.<br />

Paired with an incredible 8-course degustation, guests<br />

enjoyed 8 natural cask strength whiskies which made for<br />

a very special and indulgent evening.<br />

<strong>The</strong> unveiling of these special releases was eagerly awaited<br />

and it certainly delivered!<br />

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Guests had an intimate evening at<br />

the Muse Newmarket boutique,<br />

where Olivia Vincent-Healy and<br />

her stylish team showcased the new season<br />

winter cashmere, jeans, and coats, to<br />

help transition your wardrobe into the<br />

cooler months. Whilst explaining the story<br />

behind brands, highlighting how existing<br />

pieces in one’s wardrobe can be worn<br />

as temperatures drop outside, guests<br />

sipped Perrier Jouet and nibbled on canapes.<br />

A lovely experience was had by all.<br />

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UNDER <strong>The</strong><br />

Spotlight<br />

Under <strong>The</strong><br />

Spotlight<br />




Under the patronage of H.E.<br />

Mr. Oscar León González,<br />

Cuban Ambassador in Qatar,<br />

TLN Qatar invited their members<br />

and VIP guests to join them in welcoming<br />

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León González (Cuba), H.E. Ms. Belen<br />

Alfarohe (Spain), H.E Mr. Georges<br />

Bahsa Hazim (Dominican Republic),<br />

H.E Mr. Janusz Janke (Poland), and<br />

the former Ambassador of Panama<br />

to Qatar, H.E Mr. Oreste Del Rio.<br />

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Under <strong>The</strong><br />

Spotlight<br />

Under <strong>The</strong><br />

Spotlight<br />

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<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> Qatar team<br />

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