Mes: marzo 2017

RIO X SEB

RIO X SEB

RIO X SEB   Artist Sebastian Marc Graham presents a series of collages with his water colours and Mario Testino  photographs of Rio de Janeiro.            

W Hotel arrives in Mumbai

W Hotel arrives in Mumbai

W Hotel arrives in Mumbai The W hotel Mumbai is set to open in 2019 in the Namaste tower in Downtown Mumbai.   The W hotel Mumbai will be the first of its kind in Mumbai and the third W hotel slated to open in […]

SHINE BRIGHTLY

SHINE BRIGHTLY

SHINE BRIGHTLY  

 

1 Sophia Kokosalaki Lunar Hail Gold Earrings

2 PIAGET Sunny Side of Life collection

Ring in 18-carat white gold set with 1 cushion-cut yellow diamond 4 princess-cut diamonds,  20 marquise-cut diamonds and 76 brilliant-cut diamonds

3 OMEGA Ladymatic Co-Axial 34mm

The “Mother of Pearl”, with its 18K Sedna™ gold case And the Ladymatic “Luxury Dial” in 18K red or yellow gold with mother-of-pearl marquetry and diamonds.

4 Aigrette Impériale Joséphine watch by CHAUMET

 

 5.Atelier Swarovski Designer Collection, Lanvin – Cristaux Deco, Gold Golden, Necklace

 

6.在Girard-Perregaux芝柏表225周年限量款回归后的一年之后,品牌以Laureato 34延续他的现代传奇。作为完全复刻版本,它以超薄的形态呈现,以钻石覆盖镶嵌,光芒四射。

A year after its comeback in the form of a limited edition commemorating Girard-Perregaux’s 225th anniversary, the line continues its contemporary adventure with the Laureato 34 model. Within an entirely revisited range, it appears in this super slim size and attired in a diamond-studded mantle of light.

 
MO OD

MO OD

MOOD BOARD OF THE WEEK

科斯塔納瓦裏諾

科斯塔納瓦裏諾

科斯塔納瓦裏諾 科斯塔納瓦裏諾不僅僅有度假村,更是壹處旅遊勝地。位於希臘伯羅奔尼撒半島西南部的麥西尼亞,坐擁壹切設施。它擁有豪華酒店、住宅、Anazoe水療中心和壹系列全年的體驗項目和活動,其中包括幾個出色的高爾夫球場,分布在兩個精美而風格迥異的場地-Bernhard Langer的沙丘球場和 Robert Trent-Jones的海灣球場。兩片場地坐落在諸多原生態的地中海景觀中的壹個。   更多信息請參考 www.costanavarino.com 關於盡情享受兩個球場的小技巧: 沙丘球場沙丘球場有寬闊的球道和起伏的果嶺,需要有戰略性的擊打和定位。它的大而起伏的果嶺意味著即使是在正確的地方擊球,得到的結果也會有很大的差異。然而沙丘球場的比現代標準稍長壹點的球道伴著溫柔的海風將提供給初級和中級球友很好的測試機會。 海灣球場 海灣球場坐落於歷史上著名的納瓦裏諾海灣,由3個不同的自然景觀構成:海濱、峽谷和橄欖園。適應不同的自然環境是應對海灣球場的關鍵。寬敞的球道和果嶺倒是會幫高級球手不少忙,而掌握果嶺的坡度對低分者則是關鍵。壹個幫助您在海灣球場拿到好分數的秘訣就是:不要被周圍的美景分了神。      

时计——腕表和珠宝,收藏、鉴赏和分享    to collect, to cherish & share

时计——腕表和珠宝,收藏、鉴赏和分享 to collect, to cherish & share

时计——腕表和珠宝,收藏、鉴赏和分享

to collect, to cherish & share

1 江詩丹頓OVERSEAS系列
增添全新棕色錶盤款
秉承休閒優雅和堅固實用的原則,新款Overseas腕錶搭載品牌自家生產機芯——其中包括三款全新機芯——是新一代彰顯旅行精神的自動上錬時計。如今該系列的世界時間、計時、自動/日期顯示以及小型號均推出了全新棕色錶盤款。
The new models of  Vacheron Constantin Overseas watches, world time, chronograph and automatic/date and small model are now offered with brown dials
 
 
 
 
 
Cactus de Cartier ring
18-carat yellow gold, lapis lazuli, set with 55 brilliant cut diamonds
 
 
 
 
3 Cactus de Cartier earrings, 18-carat yellow gold, emeralds, carnelians, Each set with 11 brilliant-cut diamonds
4. FOR HIM The Super fast Chrono Porsche 919 Black Edition, issued in a 100-piece titanium series, flaunts a modern style combining intense black with white and red detailing. It is equipped with a movement chronometer-certified by the COSC: Chopard Calibre 03.05-M
5. FOR HER Chopard Earrings worn by Livia Firth at the Venice Film Festival
6. Drive de Cartier Flying Tourbillon watch, 18-carat pink gold,  Manual winding. Manufacture mechanical movement 9452 MC.
7. FOR HER Chaumet Liens     The link enfolds the case in its signature shape, to form a loop that joins up the bracelet and the dial. Automatic movement
Dani Garcia brings the worlds best chefs to Marbella

Dani Garcia brings the worlds best chefs to Marbella

Dani García will gather in Marbella 20 of the best chefs in the world, paying homage to the Japanese chef Nobu ‘A cuatro manos’ will be held in the Puente Romano restaurant from 27 to 31 March with Ferrán Adrià as guest of honor   […]

An unforgettable weekend in Mallorca

An unforgettable weekend in Mallorca

An unforgettable weekend in Mallorca? Here are some 10 MUST SEE places! Mallorca is a unique island for its places and landscapes. Come visit Mallorca for a weekend and enjoy the best addresses and my local tips to make it become an unforgettable weekend! FRIDAY […]

Incredible AIR INDIA

Incredible AIR INDIA

Incredible AIR INDIA

Air India Taking off

The flag carrier of India is now connecting India’s largest cities with key European and international destinations with the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner Executive Class and Boeing 777 First and Executive Class and the launch of new premium lifestyle magazine LUXE LIFE AIR INDIA

Air India’s renewed Executive class has drastically improved thanks to the Dreamliner’s specifications.

The more efficient, quite cabin and breakthrough technology make flying Air India better than ever.

A member of Star Alliance, Air India guarantees a high standard and renewed quality.

Air India’s First and Business class do not fail to impress as its cabins are exclusive and an ideal environment that makes traveling a relaxing experience. First is offered on B777 operated flights.

The plush first and business class cabin is spacious, inviting and rich. Snuggle in the newly installed private and reclinable sleeperettes, that will make long haul flights stress free.

Air India First class boasts award winning service and exquisite dining with international dishes and signature Indian cuisine.

Moreover, Air India’s staff are more than ready to assist every passenger’s needs and demands.

Complementing the onboard First class service Air India also boasts the “Maharaja Lounge” in India’s main international Airports. With a  growing network in airports in the US and the rest of the World such as Heathrow Airport and JFK.

The Maharaja lounges will make you feel like a true prince, as you indulge in a relaxing atmosphere  before boarding your flight. With new non stop flights to Australia, Madrid and more exciting destinations there has never been a better time to experience Incredible Air India.

LUXE LIFE Air India Magazine will be available to First and Executive class passengers on international flights, luxury hotels, VIP lounges and social media. “We connect our audience with the latest collections from top international and Indian fashion and luxury brands and exciting lifestyle experiences in India, Europe, Asia and USA,” said Alexander Graham, Global Brand Director LUXE LIFE.

Cooking with Georgia Tsara at Selene Meze & Wine Tavern in SANTORINI

Cooking with Georgia Tsara at Selene Meze & Wine Tavern in SANTORINI

Cooking with Georgia Tsara at Selene Meze & Wine Tavern SANTORINI A perfect opportunity to learn how to cook traditional dishes and to try the Santorini wines. Santoríni has a notable local cuisine, relying on indigenous white eggplants, fáva (split yellow peas, not the sound-alike […]

The Cool Kids

The Cool Kids

Girl Power!! New year and there are new  kids on the block. Check out our pick of the cool cats of 2017. Dua Lipa After rising to fame through her covers of popular songs on youtube she was signed by warner brothers at just the […]

Madrid the pleasure was all mine

Madrid the pleasure was all mine

Madrid the pleasure was all mine.

 

I was yearning to return to Madrid.  I spent a lot of my childhood travelling to the vibrant capital of the Spanish kingdom. Its pulsating centre, art, shopping and above all its world class restaurants and tapas bars are the reasons I always want to go back. Over the years Madrid’s shaken off its somewhat conservative image and embraced the creativity, outlook and cosmopolitan energy of the Madrileños. Although Madrid’s centre is rapidly gentrifying, which in fairness it was in need of a spruce up, the locals stil,l live work and play in the city centre which makes any visitor really feel one with the city and its people. Oppose to other European capitals centres that have become devoid of local life.

As I get off the extremely punctual and avant garde AVE bullet train I immediately hail a cab and head to what is probably the best hotel I’ve stayed at in Europe the Hotel Villa Magna. Upon my arrival the ever so friendly staff at the hotel hand me my keys to my room. Calling it a Hotel “room” doesn’t really do justice to the size of my lodging for my weekend. The room is larger than my entire apartment in Chelsea. I open the window and a cascade of light shines in as I gaze over the view of the Castellana, Madrid’s main thoroughfare. I see the entire Madrid skyline from its art deco structures over in Gran Via to the glass steel skyscrapers that line the Castellana in the Chamberi district. I feel that I’m home already.

 

Breakfast at the Villa Magna Hotel

Its 2 pm and I’m invited to a lunch with some of my Madrid friends they are welcoming my return with a lunch at the recently opened Cinco jotas restaurant in Jorge Juan, my favourite street, Cinco Jotas is Spain’s most prestigious cured ham companies.  A quick cab ride and I’m there… The food was sublime. I had a fantastic selection of tapas. The Huevos Rotos are a Madrid classic. It is simply Iberian Ham, potato chips and fried egg mashed up together its delightful. The best dish was the cinco jotas ham croquettes they were out of this world I had to order myself another portion. Words cannot justify how sublime it tasted. Id recommends a trip to Madrid just for this dish. My friend Carmen   fish which was succulent and fresh too.

After a few glasses of Spanish Rioja I finally departed from my friends and took a gently stroll to my hotel. The restaurant is located in the capitals most chic district Barrio Salamanca. I love it here and spent so much of time here when I was a young teenager shopping on Ortega y Gasset, eating sushi at Isolee on Claudio Cuello Street or having a refreshing “colacao” with friends on Serrano Street at cafeteria Mallorca. This district has changed so much over the years. Serrano Street has transformed into a real shopping destination with many flagship openings such as the new Louis Vuitton, Versace or Gucci store. The new Balenciaga store on Claudio Cuello or Dsquared on Ortega Y Gasset is must go too. The hotel is ideal for shoppers it hugs the best stretches of Madrid’s Golden Mile with Ortega Y Gasset and Serrano adjacent to the Hotel. The New and revamped El Corte Ingles selling only women’s luxury collections has an exclusive entrance for the hotel.

Callejon Jorge Juan

With my new look from Loewe sorted I head back to the hotel. Upon my arrival to my room I discover a delectable tray of sweet delights. Naturally I tuck straight into them and have a relaxing bubble bath with the Aspreys shampoo my bathroom has. All freshened up I head off to my next adventure the Prado Museum. World renowned this Art institution is a must on anybody’s list. This year’s “Del Bosco” exhibition is truly inspiring.

For a petite aperitif I hang out with a close friend Nacho at Madrid’s most coveted spot for panoramic views and cocktails.  The Principal 5 star hotel is the place to be Nacho tells me. The sunset over the Gran Via and Plaza de Cibeles is a prime instagram moment. We have a little peep into the Atico restaurants which I’ll have to try out another time. What I love about Madrid is that you can walk everywhere its compact, safe and so much to take in as you parade along.

Our dinner destination is the Habanera restaurant in Goya. This restaurant has attracted the cool crowd of the city. The young and glitterati come in droves to this tropical paradise to enjoy Cuban cuisine with an haute cuisine mix. The vibe is great and the mojitos even better!

The next morning I head for breakfast which at the Villa Magna is superb. The selection of fresh fruit, pastries and anything you could ever dream for are available to you. My favourite are the homemade carrot and ginger muffins I had to take a plate of them to my room to enjoy later.

The hotel offers a state of the art Gym but instead I head of to the Retiro Park for a run. I eventually take a break at the grotto overlooking the crystal palace and the lake filled with Kois, turtles and birch trees. It such a serene and tranquil sport… Before returning back to rainy London I head to Platea, on Goya Street, a former theatre converted into a foodie Mecca. I have a delicious Spanish tortilla and take a mango and passion fruit juice for the road.

As I sit in the plane London bound all I can think of is when I’ll be Back in Madrid and enjoying those incredible croquettes. Madrid the pleasure was all mine.

 


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