Graff’s Tilda’s Bow Collection

 

Graff has launched a fabulous collection of High Jewellery, namely Tilda’s Bow a captivating capsule of shimmering pieces centred around the perfect bow.

Taking its inspiration from Tilda, a fictional character created by the House for the collection, a play on silk ribbons is evoked through the delicacy of the knots and bows echoed throughout.

Striking a balance between everyday diamonds and stunning high jewellery, the collection features necklaces, rings, earrings and bracelets all adorned with the precious knots at the core of the line which showcases Graff’s mastery for creating uniquely sculptural pieces.

Irresistibly feminine, Tilda’s Bow represents the various knots in the everyday life of women, from tying a bow in her hair, through to tying a dress and Graff’s master craftsmen have worked to custom-cut each diamond by hand to create curves and striking silhouettes.

Commenting on the collection, Graff’s Design Director Anne-Eva Geffroy says, ‘At Graff we have long been inspired by the image of a bow and its femininity, delicacy and sensuality.’

The launch of Tilda’s Bow also coincides nicely with the debut of Graff’s  e-boutique, an online destination to peruse and shop an edit of the Houses’ exquisite jewels for them to be discreetly delivered in the coveted midnight blue leather jewellery boxes synonymous with the brand.

 

www.graff.com

Soneva Jani Launches Chapter Two

 

Coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the sustainable luxury resort operator, Soneva’s award-winning Maldivian resort Soneva Jani has expanded to include Chapter Two, a collection of twenty-seven new ultra-luxe water reserves and it’s Soneva Unlimited offering giving guests unlimited dining, wines and spa treatments.

Already celebrated for its over-water luxury whilst keeping to the sustainability at the core of its ethos, Soneva continues to set the benchmark in curated travel, exceptional gastronomy and tailoring once-in-a-lifetime experiences for its guests.

The addition of Chapter Two to Soneva Jani sees the collection of new accommodations positioned to offer its guests seclusion and privacy. Reached by a winding jetty from the main island, the spacious water reserves range from one to four bedrooms and benefit from unparalleled views of the surrounding ocean and sunny skies above.

The large villas feature everything one can expect of the barefoot oasis, from private pools through to retractable roofs for avid stargazers through to slides straight into the private lagoon and plush outdoor bathrooms.

Unsurprisingly, all of the new overwater reserves show the fine craftsmanship synonymous with Soneva and have been produced using sustainable materials and technology designed to minimise their impact on the environment.

Perhaps one of the best perks of staying in one of Soneva Jani’s hedonistic Chapter Two villas is the inclusion of Soneva Unlimited, all the food, drinks, spa treatments and experiences one wants to enjoy during their stay.

Quite a unique proposition, the Unlimited offering is included within the cost of the Chapter Two villas and also extends to return shared seaplane transfers and a dedicated butler for the duration of a guest’s stay. From dining at Soneva Jani’s bars and restaurants and drinking from a list of fine wines specially selected for the package to all the treatments a keen spa-goer can imagine and exhilarating experiences and diving also available for children.

Other highlights of Chapter Two’s debut to Soneva Jani include the welcome addition of a state-of-the-art wellness centre and new culinary offerings.

Soneva Jani’s Chapter Two Villas are open for bookings.

Soneva.com/soneva-jani

The Ultimate Private Residences with Ultima

 

Reimagining the concept of home away from home, the Ultima Collection encompasses a wealth of ultra-luxe residences, chalets and villas across the Alps and the Mediterranean alongside a finessed boutique hotel set in Gstaad.

Built on a unique concept of offering seclusion and privacy while maintaining the amenities of a five-star hotel, Ultima’s impressive portfolio spans from Geneva, Courchevel and Megève to Crans-Montana and Corfu.

Guests can expect unrivalled service offerings with most stays seeing a one-on-one staff to guest ratio meaning each desire is catered for yet in-keeping with the concept of privacy and discretion allowing friends and families to unwind without the hassles of the outside world.

Think of a private chef at your disposal, world-class spa services within the comfort of your own villa or residence and one can quickly become accustomed to the unique lifestyle offering the group has successfully rolled out across its collection.

Moving away from the stereotypes of grand hotels, Ultima’s boutique chalets in Courchevel and its refined 5-star hotel in Gstaad are at affinity with the group’s concept and offer guests the chance to enjoy the additions of a restaurant and spa whilst continuing to offer guests the chance to whisk away from the crowds.

Elevated in design, the collection’s flair and refined elegance is echoed through touches such as Baccarat chandeliers adorning spa spaces and covetable works of art throughout the suites and across the living spaces of each property (an Alec Monopoly piano for example). Style-savvy conscious aficionados staying at the Ultima Grand Villa in Geneva will appreciate the touches of Louis Vuitton, Bulgari and Hermès which sit nicely alongside a glass room to exhibit one’s favourite car for the duration of their stay.

Also renowned for its unparalleled wellness offering, the collection’s properties are fully-equipped with spa facilities ranging from private hammams, experience pools and fitness rooms leaving no excuse to indulge in some much-deserved downtime.

  

And perhaps striking the balance between relaxation and enjoying the company of loved ones, Ultima caters to in-residence entertainment in the most innovative of ways. From cinema rooms and teppanyaki dining experiences to cigar lounges and even a private nightclub for those staying in Megève – Ultima prides itself on creating memorable moments and with such extensive facilities at one’s disposal, it’s easy to see why….

For sun-seekers, Ultima Corfu takes a prime location in one of the most desirable spots on the Greek island. Hosting up to twelve guests, the stunning villa features seven stylish suites, two swimming pools and direct access to the sea.

With villas and residences available on a self-service basis for those that prefer, guests at any of the properties can take advantage of the exclusive Ultima Signature Services offering everything from a dedicated concierge service, housekeeping and airport transfers.

It comes as no surprise that guests choose to stay long-term with Ultima all-year-round, with the average stay lasting between one to two months, lasting anything up to three years and with rumours around the opening of a Cannes property situated on the glitzy Île St-Marguerite being imminent, now is the time to make your booking.

Berkeley Travel has priority access with Ultima and booking with us includes added amenities, contact our agents at mail@berkeleytravel.co.uk

The Boodles Ribbons Collection

Set to become an iconic collection of the house, Ribbons is a dazzling capsule of fabulous pieces imagined in multi-coloured gold and diamonds from beloved British jewellery brand Boodles. A homage to Japanese culture and the art of gifting, Rebecca Hawkins was inspired by the precision taken in wrapping gifts during a trip to Japan as well as the bow used to tie the dress of a bride she later saw at her hotel.

Beautifully designed, the pieces are centred around Boodles’ exclusive cut of diamond, the Ashoka cut which captures the facets of the stones and perfectly follow the contours of the body. Crafted with platinum, yellow and rose gold, the diamonds are seamlessly linked through a trio of ribbon-like strands of these precious metals in a nod to the luck associated with the number three.

The aspirational collection consists of bangles, rings, pendants and earrings and evokes the sophistication and timelessness synonymous with the brand.

www.boodles.com

London’s ultimate masseuse: Sarah Jane Watson

With more than 20 years of experience, Sarah Jane Watson’s healing hands are coveted by her loyal base of clients all of whom see her privately for her eponymous SJW Signature Treatment.

Completely bespoke, this restorative treatment is tailored to each individual client and sees Sarah use a realm of techniques across Swedish, Balinese and Hawaiian massage. Offered either in the comfort of one’s home or by appointment in Sarah’s West London home in an equally blissful white room designed to accommodate clients, this 90-minute pick-me-up restores wellbeing leaving one feeling completely renewed.

A firm fixture in the black books of actors, sportspeople and businessmen alike, Sarah originally trained under the masterful direction of Claire Maxwell-Hudson and has since taken that legacy into her work adding her own serenity and flair.

Those indulging in time spent enjoying one of Sarah’s balancing rituals can expect the experience to be heightened with a calming curation of music and the finest aromatherapy oils blended Michelle Roques-O’Neil.

https://www.sarahjwatson.com/

 

Luxe Pasta at Home with PastaEvangelists

 

Bringing authentic luxury Italian pasta to the comfort of your home, PastaEvangelists continues to wow us with its high-quality ingredients and savoir-faire in fine dining.

Whilst the artisan counter within Harrods remains closed, PastaEvangelists’ home delivery service continues to deliver fresh pasta daily with a revamped menu of Italian classics all presented in easy-to-prepare home kits.

Available nationwide, one can enjoy the culinary creations with the knowledge PastaEvangelists uses seasonally and sustainably sourced ingredients and with an offering of 10 seasonal dishes on a weekly basis from 20 Italian regions you can be sure to be left feeling spoilt for choice.

Take in flavours ranging from lobster, crab & prawn tortelloni and black truffle mac & cheese alongside an upmarket take on classics including the signature carbonara of dreams to really bring a fine dining experience home.

https://www.pastaevangelists.com/

Shan Shui: Asian Fine Dining

Bringing innovative Asian and Chinese flavours to Bicester Village, Shan Shui makes for the perfect pit-stop as part of a day’s shopping and takes inspiration from 1920s Shanghai.

Very much in sync with the luxurious feel of the village, Shan Shui’s décor is modern with references to the glittering era at the heart of the restaurant throughout. A palette of pinks and blues add an art-deco vibe to space and authentic Asian works adorn the walls creating a gallery-like feel.

First opened back in August 2018, Shan Shui has quickly become a favoured fixture on Bicester’s dining scene and serves a menu of Chinese dishes and Southeast Asian cuisine using locally sourced ingredients.

Perfect for sharing, the menu is easily navigated and split between a range of small starters and dim sum with larger plates for mains and salads. Perhaps a sign of the restaurant, the Dim Sum here includes delectable chicken and prawn siu mai and bite-sized puffs of vegetables stylishly presented in bamboo baskets very fitting of the surroundings.

Shan Shui

Contemporary dishes of meat and seafood feature across the fare on offer with favourites ranging from wok-fried dishes to delectable meat and fish. The Nasi goreng istimewa is a particular highlight in the form of Indonesian shrimp fried rice and chicken stay with chilli. Also popular is Shan Shui’s Pan-fried sea bass fillet, cooked to perfection it comes served with a Thai chilli sauce and certainly hits the sport amongst a spot of shopping.

Shan Shui

Chic yet informal, Shan Shui ticks all the boxes and is sure to become a regular jaunt for any Bicester fanatic in waiting and regularly hosts special events and supper clubs.

www.shanshuirestaurant.co.uk