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Jurlique Limited Edition Christmas Gifting

Jurlique Limited Edition Christmas Gifting

  滿載純淨喜悅   源於大自然的節日獻禮     Jurlique將與你同享聖誕佳節的曖意窩心 Merry Mistmas!  Introducing our NEW Limited Edition Sweet Violet and Grapefruit Mist & Christmas Gifting    Jurlique團隊為你及你的摯愛家人、朋友及愛侶,精心挑選一系列獨一無二的節日美肌禮遇。包括全新限定版紫羅蘭西柚保濕花卉水及成分純淨與馥鬱芬芳的聖誕禮盒,讓大家盡情投入自然天地創造的歡愉與身心呵護的懷抱當中,讓佳節的幸福氣息裊裊蔓延。 Jurlique team has carefully picked the very best of nature to create a range of unique gifts for your loved ones (and yourself of course) […]

Prepare for a magical holiday season with Mont Blanc

Prepare for a magical holiday season with Mont Blanc

This Holiday Season, share the Magic of Montblanc and Hugh Jackman’s The Greatest Showman. This wonderful new film is inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, the American showman who founded the circus in the 19th century with his legendary “Greatest Show On […]

Introducing One&Only Kea Island in Greece

Introducing One&Only Kea Island in Greece

KERZNER INTERNATIONAL AND DOLPHIN CAPITAL PARTNERS 

TO DEVELOP ONE&ONLY KÉA ISLAND IN GREECE

 
Ultra-luxury Resort and Private Homes to Redefine Hospitality Landscape in the Aegean

 

Kerzner International Holdings Limited (“Kerzner”), has entered into a partnership agreementwith Dolphin Capital Partners and Dolphin Capital Investors,for the development of One&Only Kéa Island resort in Greece, inclusive of long-term management.  Situated in a 65-hectare beachfront site on the west side of Kea island of the Cyclades, this ultimate ultra-luxury lifestyle experience will include 75 resort villas, as well as One&Only Private Homesavailable for purchase. This will be the second One&Only resort in Europe as part of the expanding One&Only portfolio, with the announcement of the evolution of the brand earlier this year to include One&Only Nature Resorts, One&Only Urban Resorts and One&Only Private Homes to the existing collection of award-winning Beach Resorts.  Kerzner International, the leading international developer and operator of ultra-luxury resorts and residences, has plans to continue to grow and develop the One&Only brand globally.  

 

“One&Only resorts are the ultimate ultra-luxury experience that celebrate their destination, and Greece will be no exception.  Kea is such an incredible island and our partners, Dolphin Capital Partners are leaders in development of luxury mixed-use resorts,”commented Philippe Zuber, President and Chief Operating Officer, One&Only Resorts.  “Our goal is to introduce the finest resort in the Mediterranean and I am confident that One&OnlyKéa Island will deliver on the One&Only promise.  I look forward to welcoming our discerning guests to discover this unspoilt island and celebrating its traditional Cycladic character.” 

 

One&Only was created exclusively for the ultra-luxury market and conceived as a hallmark of excellence.  With the evolution of the One&Only portfolio, these new experiences will complement the existing award-winning resort collection, set in some of the most beautiful locations in the world.A vivid and inspiriting celebration of life—glamourous in style but wonderfully unstuffy by nature—One&Only offers guests a distinctive style and personality borne of its local culture, a genuine hospitality and a lively energy that is unparalleled. 

 

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Kerzner, a global leader in luxury resorts, to develop One&OnlyKéa Island, which is expected to set a new standard of ultra-luxury resorts in the Cyclades”, commented Miltos Kambourides, Founder and Managing Partner of Dolphin Capital Partners.“Our goal is to create another world class asset, which together with Amanzoe, will rank as two of the top resorts in the Mediterranean and elevate further the image of the Greek hospitality market”.

 

Kea is the closest Cycladic island to Athens and is accessible by ferry or speed boatfrom Lavrio Harbour.  A post-modern Greek island, the One&Only resort on Kea will be inspired by the azure ocean waters, providing contemporary Greek elegance, celebrating the incredible natural elements of Greece and the Cyclades.  One&Only Kéa Island will honour the country’s rich culture and traditions.

 

Like all properties within the One&Only collection, One&Only Kéa Islandwill place an emphasis on privacy, providing the ultimate hideaway, with a variety of accommodation, as well as secluded residential villas that are perfect for couples orlarge families.  The stylish resort will also be home to an indulgent destination spa,introducing traditional and holistic practices fused with modern spa therapies, with overall wellness at its core.  A cutting-edge fitness centre –featuring both indoor and outdoor spaces will also be part of the overall lifestyle offering at One&Only Kéa Island.  

 

The resort will become a culinary destination for the intimate island, offering 3 restaurants and two bars, each defined by their own distinct ethos, energy, design and flavour andwill bring the story of Kea to life through all senses, showcasing the bounty of the region. This will include a Greek piazza experience, offering fresh cuisine from morning to night, as well as the ultimate restaurant for the catch of the day, expertly grilled over open flames.  One&Only Beach Resorts also offer an iconic international beach club, the vibrant location where guests and residents alike will want to lingerat the water’s edgefor hours.  Arrivals via private luxury yacht or through the exclusive resort helicopter, the ultimate haven to lounge, socialize or play under the Greek sun. In addition, One&Only Kéa Island will be home to a cantilevered lounge built into the cliffside, offering the perfect place to watch approaching mega-yachts as the sun dips below the horizon.

 

New curated experiences will be offered to discover the best of both land and sea- full of adventure.As with all One&Only properties, the resort will offer innovative programming for families with children whilst carefully preserving space for adults only as well.    From awe-inspiring natural landscapes to state-of-the-art facilities for sports, wellness, diving, art, cooking and more, One&OnlyKéa Islandwill be a stimulating oasis for active, mindful and creative pursuits, regardless of age or passion.  

 

Outdoor spaces will also be available that can be transformed into incredible locations for private events, offering spectacular views.  

Milan Furniture Design Collection with Mandarin Oriental, Milan

Milan Furniture Design Collection with Mandarin Oriental, Milan

MANDARIN ORIENTAL, MILAN LAUNCHES MILAN FURNITURE DESIGN COLLECTION OFFER FOR GUESTS DESIRING BESPOKE HOME FURNISHINGS   Mandarin Oriental, Milan has launched a luxury accommodation package for guests wanting to acquire bespoke Italian furnishings. Guests booking the Milan Furniture Design Collection package will receive VIP access to the city’s top interior […]

Gucci Vintage inspiration

Gucci Vintage inspiration

Gucci

A new line of shoulder bags with a chain strap that is characterized for a vintage look and details of the signature files, including the piece metallic double G and the triband of the house.

A look at the characters of the Gucci Cruise 2018 campaign, Roman Rhapsody, through the personal items that were brought to the session. In the image, the actress and singer Chiara Mastroianni. “I used to play a lot with this box during my childhood in Italy. I really like the boxes and the mysteries that they entail. And the dragon He is a character that has always fascinated me. Like many children, I loved to scare me with legends, fairy tales and witchcraft. I still love it! “Chiara Mastroianni

JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT LEADS THE PRAT COLLECTION WITH $17,7M SIGNATURE  WORK

JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT LEADS THE PRAT COLLECTION WITH $17,7M SIGNATURE WORK

    JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT’S PAINTING JIM CROW SELLS FOR €15M/£13,5M/$17,7M, BRINGING THE TOTAL OF THE PRAT COLLECTION EVENING AUCTION TO €36,5M/£32,8M/$43M THE HIGHEST PRICE ACHIEVED FOR A PAINTING SOLD IN FRANCE IN 2017 Paris – Christie’s FIAC week sales continued with a packed sale room […]

Sergio García keeps his pulse at Valderrama

Sergio García keeps his pulse at Valderrama

 

 

Luiten leads after Andalucian albatross

Joost Luiten carded the first ever albatross in tournament play on Real Club Valderrama’s 11th hole to move into the halfway lead at the Andalucia Valderrama Masters hosted by the Sergio Garcia Foundation.

The Dutchman’s incredible feat – the fifth albatross on the European Tour this year and just the third in tournament play at this venue – was almost made even more remarkable when he came to within inches of finding the cup for a hole-in-one on the following hole.

In the end, Luiten signed for a one under par 70 to move to a six under total, moving a shot clear of Scott Jamieson, Robert Rock and the tournament host Garcia.

The Masters Champion shared the first round lead with Luiten but could not follow up his opening 66 with an under par second round, carding a level par 71 to give the home crowds plenty to shout about at the weekend.

Scotsman Jamieson had three birdies in the space of four holes on the front nine to thank for his impressive three under 68 in breezy conditions on the notoriously challenging course, while Rock boosted his hopes of a third European Tour title with a one under 70.

Joost Luiten

“On 11 I had a good drive at 209 meters to the flag, sitting up nicely on the semi rough. Wind was helping a bit, perfect number for a 4 iron. I hit it good and it pitched a couple of yards on the green and then released, and I heard the crowd go crazy. I couldn’t see it from down there, but we knew it was in. An albatross is always special, and I am pleased to have the first albatross on that hole.

When you are hot you want to keep it going, so I hit a 5 iron straight at the pin on the next hole, and it pitched like 3 feet short and I rolled that in for a birdie, so two twos. That’s what you want; when you are in the zone like that you want to go at flags.

I saved a couple of good pars at 13 and 14; unfortunately I missed on 15 and was a bit unlucky on 17 with the drive ending in a plugged lie in the bunker, but I got lucky today a couple of times so you when you get unlucky you can accept it easier, I guess.

That’s Valderrama, you can make birdies but you can make bogeys just as easy.

I like this place, I’ve been second here, so hopefully we can have a good weekend and we can win and open the champagne Sunday night. But there’s still a lot of golf to be played.

I think the course will play a bit shorter off the tee but a bit harder to keep it on the fairways. It’s still fairly soft, so you can be aggressive into the pins, but you must keep it on the fairway. I think 10 under would be a good number”.

Sergio García

“I think I could have shot 2 or 3 under, but it was tough out there this afternoon; a little breezy, the fairways were firming up, some of the pins were difficult to get to. Because of all the rain the greens in the afternoon got a bit bumpy and I struggled with the speed on some of the putts. At the end of the day, even par is not a bad round here with a bit wind, and we are still there. Two up-and-downs on 17 and 18 to finish with a better feeling, and hopefully we can keep going in that direction tomorrow.

“I could have seen someone finishing 7 or 8 under today, but Valderrama is Valderrama, there’s always some breeze, the greens are very small, the pins are tucked in, and even though the greens are soft, you still have to hit a lot of good shots, and if you don’t, you have a fight. It happened to both Andrew and Shane on the last; they both played beautifully all day and finished with doubles. It is tricky, and that’s why we love this course.

The winning score is difficult to say. I think the course is going to get firmer and tougher as the week goes on; anything between where we are and 8 or 9 under could have a chance, but it depends very much on the weather conditions.

As for my wrist, I felt a couple of pinches on 13 and 14, so I will ice it and put the anti-inflammation pads, but unfortunately, I guess that it gets worse just by playing”.

Jon Rahm

“It hurts. It was such a special week I wanted to play well, and it’s a shame that one of my three bad weeks this year had to be this one.

I believe the problem has been mainly mental – too much pressure on myself, too big expectations.  I was playing well coming into this week and I was very much looking forward to playing for the Spanish public. I tried too hard on every shot and didn’t allow my swing to flow. Once I got to +3 or +4 I kind of relaxed and started hitting good shots both days.

I put too much responsibility on myself to give a good show instead of playing within myself; but the public has been great to me and I felt their support all along the way.

Such is golf, and it will be over in half an hour. It’s neither the first nor the last missed cut in my career. You can’t play well every time, an this kind of experience is part of the learning curve. Next week is also important and hopefully I will play well. This is not my last visit to Valderrama, and I will be more experienced next time for sure

Valderrama has not been tougher for me than for the rest. The only thing I can say is that I belive the European Tour’s decision of no preferred lies on Friday was unfair, because having had preferred lies on Thursday, the course was still wet for the morning groups. I actually got two mud clots on 7 and 17 that affected my shots badly. But those were only two shots, the rest were my own doing.

I don’t think the pins were trickier today – all Valderrama pins are difficult.”

In Love with the new Marni Trunk

In Love with the new Marni Trunk

    MARNI TRUNK The ultimate Marni must-have is adornded with soft fur for Fall/Winter 2017


Luxe Life Magazine

Spring into Spring

Spring into Spring

Spring into Spring

Miami is the place to see and be seen this Spring (by Sebastian Marc)

Faena District in Mid beach

Spring is upon us and its time to swap our cashmere sweaters for shorts and sandals!  The flowers are starting to bloom and the weather only gets better.

Spring is a fantastic season. The best in my opinion to take a break, relax and be creative. The flowers are in Bloom the greys fade, and the temperature rises with it. Spring is a great month to go on vacation. Spring “break” is a great time to get away from it all. This year Miami is one of those places we all want to escape to. The clear blue skies, the tropical sea and the perfect party season. Who could blame you!

South Beach Art Deco

South beach, made world famous by Miami Vice, is the epicentre of all things sun and sea. Ocean Drive is a catwalk of all things Miami, Supermodels, drifters, filmstars and  locals call this stretch of Nirvanna the place to be! South Beach has always known how to reinvent itself. Starting as a sleepy town, to nomads land later on in the 80s as a bohemian bolthole to the 2000s as a celeb magnet.  As of late South Beach is going through its latest ,and most profound revival. South Beach is home to the celebrated Art Basel (and by far the most popular of Art Basel festivals).

Art BASEL….

Art Basel has helped  Miami shrug of its down market image and drunk fuelled beach partys.  Art, sophistication and world renowed design now reign supreme in this city. However Miami, unlike so many other destinations still retains its Latin-Carribbean feel. Despite all the Luxury condos and Hotels Miami is still a home from home for so many different nationalities. In few other cities do different nationailities intergrate and co-exist in such a beautiful way as they do in Miami.

 

Keeping it cool with some coconut milk..

We cant talk about Miami and not mention Art Deco! Miami Beach has the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in the world and many of these masterpieces have been transformed into stunning Hotels. The Raleigh is my favourite on South Beach. It is one the best stretch of South Beach right on the water but still remains secluded and privee.

The fantastic Raleigh Hotel with is surreal pool!

Miami is the best place to see and be seen whether its your first time or not

Now do you need more convincing to visit Miami?

Cathay Pacific has daily flights from Hong Kong and Tapei to Miami.

On our way there chicas!….

 

 


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