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The Artisanal Symphony of Gaar: Nareg Krikorian Redefines Modern Luxury through the lenses of Functional Art

  In a harmonious blend of heritage, artistry, and contemporary allure, designer Nareg Krikorian orchestrates a stunning debut in the world of luxury furniture with his Gaar collection. Gaar is a convergence of tradition and modernity and is a testament to Krikorian’s reverence for cultural craftsmanship and design finesse, sculpting a captivating narrative through every meticulously crafted piece. Nestled within the intricate tapestry of Krikorian’s collection lies a vibrant thread…

A Dubai Stay to Remember at Address Beach Resort

As the first Beach Resort from Dubai’s much-loved Address portfolio of hotels, The Address Beach Resort had a lot to live up to when it first opened back in December 2020. Fast forward some three years, and the resort is thriving and stands as one of the finest properties in Dubai’s ever-expanding hospitality scene. With its undeniably Instagrammable façade, the resort takes pride of place in a prime position on…

Paris Fashion Week: Shiatzy Chen SS24

For Spring Summer 2024, Shiatzy Chen created a collection that intertwines the realms of Eastern and Western culture with an immersive take on Oriental mystery and a nod to age-old Chinese mythology. Marking the designer’s 31st stint on the PFW schedule since her debut in 2008, the show was held at the Palais de Tokyo and was a homage to the theme of Mirage, an especially noteworthy tribute given that…

Paris Fashion Week: Akris Spring Summer 2024 Collection

In a nod to the artistic themes conveyed through his collections of late, Albert Kriemler made his Spring 2024 collection for Akris an homage to the late female artist Felice Rix-Ueno. Awash with florals and abstract shapes synonymous with Rix-Ueno’s creations, Kriemler opened his show with numerous references to the late artist. A key example of which was a depiction of a poppy sketch, somewhat of a collection motif, emblazoned…

Stay in The Ultimate Luxury at Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai

Unparalleled hospitality and luxury beyond comparison set the tone for Mandarin Oriental’s debut property in the Middle East, thus paving the way for its entry into Abu Dhabi, having taken over The Emirates Palace in 2023 and the arrival of the group’s second hotel in Dubai over at Wasl Tower, which is rumoured to open towards the end of 2024. Opened back in 2019, Mandarin Oriental Dubai, Jumeira occupies a…

A Glamorous Feast at Bacchanalia

Bacchanalia, the latest Berkeley Square institution from Richard Caring’s dining empire (AKA Caprice Holdings), is an apologetically swanky destination, occupying glitzy premises at One Mount Street, formerly a Porsche showroom. A hedonistic haven for the senses, the exquisitely decorated restaurant and bar oozes opulence with a theme imagined in an ancient Greco-Roman era, with a highly curated menu celebrating Mediterranean cuisine to match. The scene is set almost as soon…

Cars, Style and Glamour at Salon Privé

The fabulous garden party bringing together the rarest classic automobiles, alongside the most anticipated new launches, supercars and world-class luxury lifestyle, returned to its stunning backdrop of Blenheim Palace for another year of debuts and the coveted Salon Privé Concours. Opening the show this year was Aston Martin’s DB12 Volante, which made its European debut alongside some of the marque’s most prized models to date, which all take pride of…

Five Fabulous Lunch Spots in London

From fine dining to casual eats and food halls, we’ve shortlisted five of the must-visit lunch spots to visit in London. Tattu Offering a taste of affordable luxury, Tattu has launched a Moon Stand lunch menu served in its glamorous London outpost, which takes residency in the ever-popular Outernet building, having taken over the rooftop of the Now Building. With its enviable views and Instagrammable décor, the centrepiece of which…

Cellcosmet’s Game-Changing Facials

  Perhaps the two names most synonymous with pioneering skincare, Swiss brand Cellcosmet has partnered with renowned clinic Ouronyx London (notably the sister branch to its counterpart Dubai flagship) to offer a range of six groundbreaking facials designed to combine the science behind performance skincare with the effects of aesthetic treatments. Taking the power-packed and clinically proven formulations of the Cellcosmet skincare line, the SwissCellExperience is a capsule of programmes,…

Experience Magical Marrakech at La Sultana

  Comprised of five riads, La Sultana Marrakech is a marvel of a luxury boutique hotel set in the heart of Marrakech’s magical Medina and home to 28 uniquely designed brimming with the character of the hotel’s historical origins. Taking a privileged location a stone’s throw from the Royal Palace in what is notably known as the Golden Triangle, you descend from what can often be one of the busier…

Expert Colouring at Limoz Logli

  Hair colourist to the stars Limoz Logli has opened a fabulous new salon on the ever-fashionable Ives Street, having outgrown his former Chelsea blow-dry bar and salon. Very much an immersive art-space-come-salon, his world-renowned colouring techniques mean the salon is already firmly in the little black books of the elite, who flock to him for his signature colouring. The space is awash with a sleek pink marble bar, and…

The Safari of a Lifetime at Sabi Sabi

  There are few places quite as magnificent as Sabi Sabi, taking an enviable spot against the ever-enchanting backdrop of Kruger National Park, the family-owned reserve, has been a bucket-list-must for over 40 years. Spread across four equally charming lodges, each has been thoughtfully designed to pay homage to the character of Africa’s rich history with influences echoed throughout. It is particularly noteworthy that Sabi Sabi’s lodges are unfenced, allowing…