HUBLOT launches the official ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2019 watch

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is here! First watch brand to work with the ICC, Hublot is the Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Hublot will time every 48-over match, from the opening game on 30 May to the final on 14 July, at the event that is taking place in the UK and Wales across the most iconic cricket venues.

“Hublot is so proud to be the Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Cricket is one of the world’s most popular sports. The last edition of the tournament in 2015 attracted a global audience of more than one billion. And more than 300 million people participate in the sport around the world. We’re so excited to be involved in this festival of cricket and wish the teams well as they compete to reach the peak of their sport and become world champions. Hublot loves cricket!” –  Ricardo Guadalupe 

Five years of qualification, 10 teams, 48 matches, six-and-half weeks of competition – the ICC Cricket World Cup is the pinnacle of the one-day game. The format is simple: all teams play each other in a full round robin format and the top four teams progress to the semi-finals, where the winners of those contests the final. 

Michael Clarke

Official Hublot Ambassador and Australian cricket legend Michael Clarke lifted the World cup trophy in 2015. And the former Australia captain will be in the UK on commentary duties during the tournament this year.

In May, Hublot welcomed its newest cricketing Friend of the Brand, Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins. Pat is in the form of his life coming into the tournament and will be looking to help Australia defend their title on English soil.

Other Friends of the Brand involved in the tournament include Rohit Sharma, who will take to the field of play as India’s one-day vice-captain; and former England captains Michael Vaughan and Kevin Pietersen, who will serve as commentators during the tournament.

The tournament is held every four years. And this year, the Swiss watch company presented the Hublot Clock. The clock will be on display at The Oval cricket ground until 17 June. Then it will be relocated to Lords, the iconic home of cricket where the final will be played, until 14 July.

At Baselworld in March, Hublot introduced the Classic Fusion Chronograph ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 watch, a new cricket watch created by the Swiss watchmaker. The 45mm titanium piece is a celebration of cricket and features a number of clever touches pointing to the tournament. The grey and red detailing is inspired by the event’s logo. The hands of the twin counters for the chronograph minutes and small seconds are shaped like cricket bats. The triple appliqué hour marker at 12 o’clock mirrors the three wooden stumps guarded by a batsman. And the sapphire case back is decorated with the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 logo. The special watch is powered by a skeletonised automatic chronograph calibre. Only 100 pieces will be made and will be available in the Hublot boutiques from the start of the World Cup.

Your Royal adventure at remarkable 800-year-old Ashford Castle

Imagine waking up at the breathtaking 800-year-old castle that was once the home of the Guinness Family and was voted ‘Best Hotel in the World’ in 2016 after reopening its doors following a major refurbishment. The service at Ashford Castle is hard to beat. The staff are incredibly friendly, offering a very warm Irish hospitality.  Many of the staff have been working here for years, some of them decades, which is testament to how special Ashford Castle is.

It underwent a two year renovation and reopened to guests in April 2015. The $75 million restoration of this 13th century iconic building helped reaffirm its legendary status as one of Europe’s most prestigious hotels.

The castle’s 83 rooms and suites (and hideaway cottage) represent real elegance, showcasing stunning original features with modern luxuries.

Thanks to 350 acres of land, there is plenty to keep you busy at Ashford Castle. It’s been a playground for successive generations of the de Burgo, Bingham, Browne and Guinness families for hundreds of years and remains a fun getaway to this day. 

It’s home to Ireland’s first School of Falconry, which provides an amazing opportunity to learn more about these fascinating birds while exploring the grounds. Keep yourself active with some cycling, horse riding, clay shooting, zip lining, fishing or kayaking, or play a round of golf or a tennis match instead. Maybe you’d prefer to skip right to the relaxation part?

An absolute must is a night at the movies; Ashford has its own 32-seater cinema that plays classic films, including ‘The Quiet Man’ starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara, which was filmed here in 1951! 

There are formal and informal options at Ashford Castle. For a formal occasion dine in the George V Dining Room where a dinner jacket is required. Named in honour of the royal who visited in 1905, the Castle’s signature restaurant still bears his name to this day. A resident pianist or harpist will play soft music in the background t really set the ambiance for your exquisite meal. 

The Dungeon downstairs, meanwhile, offers a unique setting with a bistro-inspired menu, while the latest addition to the family – Stanley’s (named after the current owner, Stanley Tollman) – is an informal American-style diner. 

Mrs Tea’s Boutique and Bakery (named after Stanley’s wife, Beatrice Tollman – co-owners of the Red Carnation Hotel Group) sells homemade fudge, delicious sandwiches and Mrs T’s legendary ‘Bread in a Bottle’. 

In the evening retire to the Billiards Room for a night cap or to The Prince of Wales Bar where you can sample one of the 60 Irish whiskies there. A flight from London is just an hour. The castle also has its own helicopter landing pad if you’d prefer that option instead. 

www.ashfordcastle.com

Article by James Massoud

Royal Malewane – A thrill for All our Senses

Imagine waking up in the middle of an exotic paradise, surrounded by the majestic animals. Berkeley Bespoke was welcomed to Royal Malewane – a luxury safari lodge in South Africa’s Greater Kruger National Park that exudes the romance and beauty of a bygone age while offering every modern comfort. A truly magical experience meeting the Big Five, indulging in sensual treatments at their tranquil Waters of Royal Malewane Bush Spa and being surprised by the chefs at the nightly feasts under the African stars.

The Kruger National Park is the largest game reserve in South Africa and one of the World’s biggest wildlife sanctuaries. It is located in the Mpumulanga Province and is about a 6-hour drive from Johannesburg. Approximately the same size as Israel or Wales, it covers some 19,485 square kilometres offering a rich diversity of ecosystems that support over 145 mammal species including the Big 5 and over 500 bird species. The untamed environment stirs deep emotions. We have experienced meaningful and life-changing encounters with wildlife – being 2 metres away from 15 sleeping Lions! Adrenalin pumping adventure!

Wake up before sunrise and experience the ‘Lowveld’ – one of the most spectacular and dramatic regions in South Africa. The ‘Panorama Route’ includes incredible geographic sites such as God’s Window, The Three Rondawels, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Blyde River Canyon and Mac Mac Falls. Pilgrim’s Rest offers a fascinating window into the past and captures the spirit of a bygone era and its people in their quest to discover gold. The ‘Big 5’ phrase was coined by hunters back in the day. It referred to the five most difficult animals in Africa to hunt on foot and the degree of danger involved. The term is still used today but without the hunting connotations.

On most private safaris in Southern Africa, we have been guided on specialised Land Rovers by a ranger who drives the vehicle and by a tracker who sits on an especially precarious seat at the front of the bonnet. The tracker’s job is to find elusive wildlife and to notice and interpret nature’s subtle clues through acutely honed senses.

There is no bond stronger than the indelible and intuitive connection between a ranger and a tracker. Wild adventures, unique encounters and proud achievements punctuate their derring-do filled days. Followed by a cuisine that is complemented by a natural canvas to savour as much as the delicate flavours with the dining area overlooking the Malewane River where a variety of curious creatures great and small venture to slake their thirst. The Bush Tent at Royal Malewane provides a feast in the heart of the African wilderness. A truly remarkable and romantic experience with glowing lanterns casting a gentle light among the brightly burning braziers.

Introducing the Farmstead at Royal Malewane

A Brand New – Farmstead is a beautiful new lodge at Royal Malewane just a 12-minute drive south of the existing lodge. The land is elevated offering dramatic views over the canopies of the Greater Kruger National Park while the lodge itself surrounds a watering hole popular with the abundant wildlife. The Farmstead at Royal Malewane consists of the main lodge area, three Luxury Farm Suites, and The Farmhouse. The Luxury Farm Suites and The Farmhouse are either sides of a central lodge area where guests will be able to enjoy breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner in the elegant and comfortable spaces. After dinner guests can relax around the fire pit on the vast deck and reflect on the day’s adventures. There is a double spa treatment room offering a variety of indulgent treatments as well as a gym.

Following last year’s refurbishment of the existing lodge at Royal Malewane, The Farmstead offers something unique in terms of luxury safari accommodation in stark contrast to the ultra-modern style in vogue. In the main lodge area, a vintage North African banking kiosk is repurposed as a serving hatch for the delicious cuisine of Executive Chef Brandon Souris.

The collection of contemporary African Art enhances The Royal Portfolio’s already extensive private collection with notable pieces by Kudzanai Chiurai and James Jana among other works from the AVA Gallery and Smith Studio. In keeping with the community involvement of The Farmstead, there are a number of pieces from Lalela.

There are three Luxury Farm Suites. Each has a spacious bedroom and an en-suite bathroom with a bath and a shower as well as an outdoor shower. There are large front and back verandahs as well as a beautiful deck and a private pool overlooking the bush where inquisitive wildlife might pay a little visit.

The Farmhouse is a three and a half bedroom private villa which is ideal for families or a group of friends. Similar to Africa House and the Royal Suites, The Farmhouse has its own private services including a chef, housekeeper and butler. Guests will have their own private safari vehicle with a dedicated Ranger and Tracker ensuring the ultimate in luxury. There are three main bedrooms as well as a smaller children’s room. There is a magnificent deck with a large swimming pool flowing out into the bush. The total area of The Farmhouse is 636 square metres (6845 square feet) including the vast verandahs and deck. Children of all ages are welcome in The Farmhouse.

The Farmstead is offered as four individual units but will be ideal for the exclusive use of up to 14 guests. Rates are all inclusive.

In keeping with The Royal Portfolio’s Purpose and Values, The Farmstead is part of a broader project to uplift local communities.

Support for the community and conservation of the environment are inextricably linked. The local community needs to realise the financial gains of tourism in order to see the value in protecting wildlife and the environment. The Farmstead land is leased from the local community. Not only will The Royal Portfolio employ and develop members of the community, but at the end of that long lease both the land and the asset will revert to the community with the option to continue working with The Royal Portfolio in perpetuity.

Acqua di Parma brings its Italian flair to the home

Adding to its already extensive lifestyle offering, Acqua di Parma brings its Italian flair to the home with its debut line of candles and home diffusers. Encapsulating all aspects of Italian lifestyle and heritage, the range is centred around ten fragrances, five capturing the way of Italian living and five inspired by the Blu Mediterraneo line evoking the scent of Italian Mediterranean.

Immersive moments captured, the candles and home diffusers reminisce the art-deco codes conveyed through the brand’s iconic bottles and this is reflected in the design and packaging of the line. Signature scents in the collection include Luce di Colonia, a citrusy fragrance of fresh, zesty notes of orange and lemon with an alluring timeless appeal and Chinotto di Liguria, a journey through Western Liguria embodying notes of chinotto fruit and spicy cardamom.

Also launching is new addition to the Blu Mediterraneo portfolio, Cipresso di Toscana, a fragrance devoted to the to the Cypress tress of Tuscany. Available as a fragrance, shower gel and powder soap notes include sage and lavender with base notes of cypress and pine. Acqua di Parma’s rich heritage began as far back as 1916 when master perfumers created the original Colonia made using only natural ingredients.

Refined Italian style and an authentic DNA referencing back to the twentieth century, the brand was initially founded by Italian heir Baron Carlo Magnani who lived in Parma at the time. Inspired by his grandfather, a painter and set designer, he commissioned the first cologne to create a signature scent that would represent the heritage of art and culture present in him and generations to come. It was from this point that Acqua di Parma takes its modern-day references, everything from the iconic yellow branding reminiscent of Parma’s aristocratic houses to the logo borrowed from the royal shield in a nod to the coat of arms of the Dukes of Parma during the time of Duchess Marie Louise.

During the 1930’s through to 50’s, Colonia reached international success establishing itself as the cult fragrance during this influential period, by the 90’s, Acqua di Parma was born introducing a new way of Italian style. Remaining true to its origins, the brand was eventually acquired by LVMH in 2001 branching out into new avenues of women’s fragrance, accessories and home collections. Now a global household name, Acqua di Parma begins a new era under the direction of newly appointed CEO Laura Burdese who follows in the footsteps of Gabriella Scarpa who continues her role as Chairman of LVMH Italy.

Article by Jaz Grewal

Voyages of Fragrance with Cartier

Mathilde Laurent’s fragrances for the House of Cartier have for long remained synonymous with the codes of the house and the voyage of travel is often conveyed through her creations. This is very much the case with the Les Heures Voyageuses collection, a line dedicated to the exploration of new and unknown destinations. Journeying through nomadic kingdoms, the fragrances pay homage to far-away lands and infinitely precious materials.

The latest in the olfactory library of this extraordinary collection is Oud & Menthe, an Arabesque encounter of two emblematic notes, deep woody oud and refreshing mint at its heart for a powerful fragrance. Also recently launched, is a reimagination of the iconic Pasha de Cartier, revisiting the archives of the house’s signature fragrance, Pasha Edition Noire takes the fougére accord of the original evoking a citrusy freshness. 

Housed in a limited edition black bottle, three Trinity bands feature above a shimmering window bearing the fragrance’s name. 

 

Singita Lebombo Lodge is a celebration of cutting-edge experiences in Africa

Our desire to explore the World has never been so inquisitive. Our journey to Singita Lebombo Lodge was an incredible feeling of being surrounded by picturesque nature, with a renewed sense of freedom and piqued sense of curiosity – a truly life-changing adventure. The modern Lodge overlooks one of the most dramatic landscapes in the Private Singita Lebombo Concession within a remote part of the Greater Kruger region of South Africa, on the border of wild Mozambique.

A tranquil sanctuary – Lebombo concession is an ecological grant developed by Singita in a special, remote part of northern Kruger undertaking a mission in the conservation of wildlife. It is the only reserve in all of Greater Kruger wilderness area to switch over to solar energy. With the structure in place, 1188 photovoltaic solar panels were installed, connected to state-of-the-art batteries and inverters situated close to lodge. Two new diesel generators provide back-up power for cloudy days and when the battery systems run low. With solar energy providing clean carbon-free power electricity consumption at the concession will be halved. A similar solar installation is also ensuring a lighter footprint for the Singita staff village.

We had the pleasure to experience a private villa – the most exciting extension of the lodge; set apart from the main lodge, it features two 2-bedroom suites, each with a private pool. Bold and contemporary, sculptural and organic, the light-filled, ordered structures of the lodge seem almost dropped into the untamed terrain of Singita’s privately-leased concession. Other highlights of the lodge include a roof terrace and wine studio (a multi-level retreat which boasts a library, multi-media room, wine studio and rooftop viewing area). 

Since our previous Space Issue of Berkeley Bespoke Magazine, we always on a watch for fascinating Stargazing experiences. Man has had a love affair with the nighttime sky for centuries and with very little pollution and no city lights to detract for the stars, the view of the heavens at Singita Lebombo Lodge will be crystal clear.

Daily game drives with professional guides and trackers provide the perfect opportunity to get up close to Africa’s incredible animals, while evening drives reveal the elusive magic of nocturnal Africa. During our stay at Singita Lebombo Lodge, we were fortuitous to spot a great variety of wildlife, including leopard, famously large prides of lion, white rhino, elephant and all the rare habitats of our planet.

Another incredible addition – is a camera kit, that is suited to wildlife photography and available for rent during your stay at both Singita Lebombo and Sweni Lodges. The equipment is available and suitable for all levels of photographers. Both lodges also offer a Photographic Library, complete with one-on-one post-production advice from your guide.

Design your own Adventure in South Africa

Mikey Reece and Andrew Bezhenar

Zaha Hadid Architects have taken us to another Galactic – MORPHEUS Hotel

Pushing the boundaries of modern architecture and style, the US$1.1 billion, 40-storey, 772-room Morpheus Hotel designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, welcomes its guests to experience a stay in another Galaxy. Berkeley Bespoke has travelled thousands of miles (on a commercial route, SpaceX is still in production) to experience Morpheus Hotel – the latest addition to Macau’s City of Dreams, an integrated resort that includes a casino, two theatres, a shopping district, 20 restaurants and four hotels on the Cotai Strip. We have stepped into high-speed panoramic lifts to discover futuristic living spaces, innovatively designed to transcend you to imaginatively different Galactic.

 

At Morpheus, ultra-luxury and innovation are combined in the form of seven hundred and seventy two futuristic guest rooms and suites, exquisitely designed by Remedios Studio of Hong Kong. Each of their one hundred and eighty one suites has been outfitted with premium furnishings from the World’s leading designers and cutting-edge technology designed to enhance convenience and comfort. For an experience of ultimate transcendence, Morpheus’s nine sumptuous villas enjoy personal 24/7 butler service; six connect to private salons, while three offering private interior pools.

KAWS

According to ZHA, the building is the “World’s first free-form high-rise exoskeleton”, with its structural geometric grid negating the need for internal walls or columns that would clutter the hotel’s interior.

“Morpheus combines its optimal arrangement with structural integrity and sculptural form,” said Viviana Muscettola, ZHA’s project director. “The design is intriguing as it makes no reference to traditional architectural typologies.”

“Macau’s buildings have previously referenced architecture styles from around the World,” she continued. “Morpheus has evolved from its unique environment and site conditions as a new architecture, expressly of this city.”

Alain Ducasse

Paying homage to the great traditions and savoir-faire of French gastronomy, Alain Ducasse at Morpheus redefines fine dining with a contemporary vision. It is a place where taste is the restaurant’s raison d’être and the ultimate criteria for success. Alongside dining establishment Voyages by Alain Ducasse, and a bar, the restaurant serves as one of the few places in the World to possess an unparalleled presence from the gastronomy pioneer.

Alain Ducasse at Morpheus sources from the best regions and harvested at their optimal time, highlighting a deep appreciation for nature and an intimate understanding of the seasons. Sourcing from small-scale farms and line-caught fish, the restaurant ensures unparalleled quality and distinctive tasting experience.

Fun facts: THE BUILDING USED:
28,000 tons of structural steel
48,000 sqm of glass
70,500 sqm of reinforced concrete
50,000 swm of aluminium cladding

Besides the dining invitation by Alain Ducasse, guests are welcomed to have a mindblowing gastronomic experience by Yi, which offers regional Chinese cuisine served omakase-style, while the king of modern patisserie, Pierre Hermé, has created a sleek lounge serving the finest delicacies never seen before in Asia.  The hotel also serves as a living gallery featuring original contemporary art by internationally renowned artists KAWS, Jean-Michel Othoniel and Thilo Heinzmann.

“Ten years ago, Melco promised to create something different, something better to create a new category of hospitality for the premium mass. Today, together with our partners and the support of the Macau government, we have delivered on this promise,” said Lawrence Ho, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Melco Resorts & Entertainment.

The Morpheus’ exoskeleton wraps around a pair of towers and a central atrium that soars to a height of 35 meters, while its ground level is connected to the City of Dreams resort’s surrounding three-story podium. A series of sky bridges traverse the atrium, while twelve glass elevators offer spectacular views of the hotel’s interior and exterior.

The completion and opening of Morpheus also mark a new beginning for City of Dreams. The premium portfolio now includes the sleek, modern Morpheus; the chic, classic Chinese Nüwa; and upcoming hotel Libertine, the funky rebel, which starts development in the first quarter of 2019.

Travelling 5,888 miles to see Art Basel Hong Kong

Hajime Sorayama

For the name of ART – Berkeley Bespoke has travelled half the World to see highly anticipated the seventh edition of Art Basel. Having brought together collectors from over 70 countries and territories, notably from Hong Kong, Mainland China, South Korea, Taiwan, and the United States, resulting in strong sales for galleries from all market sectors. During the five show days, private collectors, as well as representatives from over 130 leading international museums and institutions, attended the show, including: Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; M+, Hong Kong; National Gallery of Zimbabwe; The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea; Pérez Art Museum Miami; Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai; Royal Academy of Arts, London; Serpentine Galleries, London; Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Tate, London; Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing; and Vancouver Art Gallery.

The Art Basel week once again directed an international spotlight onto Hong Kong’s ever-more vibrant art scene, including Tai Kwun, the new centre for heritage and arts, designed by Herzog & de Meuron. The 2019 edition featured 242 premier galleries from 35 countries and territories, with 21 galleries participating in the show for the first time – among them nine galleries in the main sector that have been highly influential in defining the art scenes in Europe and the United States, including: Galerie Greta Meert from Belgium; Galerie Bärbel Grässlin and Galerie Max Hetzler from Germany; Luhring Augustine, Matthew Marks Gallery, Paula Cooper Gallery, Regen Projects, and Andrew Kreps Gallery from the United States; and Richard Nagy Ltd. from the United Kingdom.

Lee Bul, “Willing to be Vulnerable”

Eight galleries from Asia joined the fair for the first time, including Watanuki Ltd. / Toki-no- Wasuremono from Tokyo; Beyond Gallery from Taipei; Empty Gallery from Hong Kong; Hunsand Space, Pifo Gallery, and Tabula Rasa Gallery from Beijing; Richard Koh Fine Art with spaces in Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, and Singapore; and Nova Contemporary from Bangkok.

The graduation of five galleries from the Asia-Pacific region into the main sector reinforced the fair’s commitment to the strengthening of the region’s art scene. These galleries included Beijing Art Now Gallery from Beijing, Galerie du Monde from Hong Kong, Gow Langsford Gallery from Auckland, ROH Projects from Jakarta, and Tang Contemporary Art with spaces in Beijing, Hong Kong, and Bangkok. Many observers commented on the outstanding quality of art on display and the ambitious presentations by galleries from the East and the West alike.

Gagosian Gallery

‘Art Basel Hong Kong continues to be a key fair for galleries from all over the world. What was striking this year was the strong presence of museum directors, curators, and collectors from places like Indonesia, Thailand, Japan, Singapore, and Korea. The fair, whilst operating in Hong Kong, is also providing an opportunity for visitors to make valuable visits to other cities in the region prior to or after the fair. It feels like the connecting of a region rather than a single fair in a single city. At the same time, the city of Hong Kong seems to be ever- expanding in its own cultural presence. The growth of museums and foundations presenting excellent exhibitions alongside the fair is providing a rich experience for visitors coming to Hong Kong, and the expanding local gallery scene in the Aberdeen district is an indication of robust and authentic activity.’

Sadie Coles, Owner, Sadie Coles HQ, London

Dan Colen

The 2019 edition of Encounters presented 12 institutional-scale installations, with eight works premiering at the show in Hong Kong. Under the title ‘Still We Rise’, curator Alexie Glass-Kantor, Executive Director of Artspace in Sydney, brought together artists from different backgrounds and generations.

Supported by MGM Resorts Art & Culture, the works were installed along the four meridians that run through the two exhibition halls of the show. Highlights included Lee Bul’s ‘Willing To Be Vulnerable – Metalized Balloon’, a ten-meter- long replica of a Zeppelin based on the footage of the 1937 Hindenburg disaster, presented by Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Lehmann Maupin and PKM Gallery; Chiharu Shiota’s ‘Where Are We Going?’ presented by Templon, an ephemeral, site-specific work depicting 63 boats that figuratively sail across the space, touching on notions of migration and movement; Jose Dàvila’s ‘Homage to the Square’, referencing Josef Albers’ theories on color with kinetic mobiles that refract color and light; and Zhao Zhao’s ‘In Extremis’ that addresses wider human rights issues, presented by Tang Contemporary Art.

Su Xiaobai

INTENSE ATTRACTION – 24 Carat Gold indulgence by Black Pearl

Serene and eternal – Gold has represented beauty since ancient times. And Berkeley Bespoke has discovered luxurious properties of a Black Pearl line, that leaves the skin laced in a majestic gold sheen. We have been taken on a journey of total relaxation and wellbeing at The Delaire Graff Spa. Set in its own unique surroundings, with four elegant Spa suites for guests to experience, an altogether more rarefied calm, where skin perfection and treatments leave the body and mind glowing.

Developed with tireless effort over the last 40 years, Black Pearl pairs the benefits of ancient and natural ingredients rich in minerals and nourishing oils with cutting edge science. The 27 unique minerals that heal and moisturise the skin are enhanced with Tahitian black pearl rich in organic- matrix calcium carbonate. Calcium-carbonate is known to draw water into the skin particularly well. Like its namesake, the Black Pearl line embodies uniqueness, strength and the power of nature.

The combination of 27 unique minerals, seaweed and Tahitian Black Pearl make the Black Pearl range unique. Tahitian Pearl is calcium carbonate, very like the structure of bone: seen by the body as own. In addition, the ingredients in the formulations are rare e.g. Duniallela algae and 24 carat gold collection 10 years through a collaboration with a leading Israeli biotechnology company.

For all the Devine Experiences Black Pearl has developed a range of treatments:

BLACK PEARL BODY ILLUMINATION RITUAL · 90 minutes

A beautiful ritual fit for a queen! Following a mineral salt full body polish, your body will be spoilt by a Divine 24Karat Body Butter massage. To elevate this ritual, we complete your journey with a Cleopatra Gold facial, leaving your skin luminous and glowing!

LUX PERFECTION · Facial · 105 minutes

An exclusive ritual that inspires absolute luminosity in the skin thanks to precious ingredients and the refinement and power of 24 Carat Gold.

LUX INDULGENCE · Facial · 50 minutes

From perfection to indulgence, an experience of an absolute luminosity that is brought to your skin with our Cleopatra 24 Carat Gold Mask and its precious ingredients in a unique and efficient ritual with lasting results.

LUX MINERAL PURITY · Body · 75 minutes

A purifying scrub and detoxifying mud will flood the senses and cleanse the body for absolute luminosity and rebirth of the skin. The application of 24 Carat Gold body butter provides intense nourishment to the skin.

LUX CEREMONY · Signature · 135 minutes

Absolute luminosity for both body and face in this extraordinary Signature Treatment which combines a glowing facial and an intense healing body ritual through the power of 24 Carat Gold.

24K GOLD GODDESS · Facial · 60 minutes

Phenomenal! From perfection to indulgence you can experience the absolute luminosity that is brought to your skin with the purest and finest quality 24 carat gold: combined with potent anti-oxidants in a Citrine Ritual for the face. This anti-ageing journey delivers powerful rejuvenation and healing benefits derived from the high concentration of 24 carat gold and nanotechnology.

MIDAS TOUCH · Body · 60 minutes

Envelop your body in the healing power of mineral salt and oil scrub of the highest quality: for full body iridescence and vital skin rejuvenation. The application of 24 carat gold Devine Body Butter provides intense nourishment and anti-oxidation to the skin: and provides the body with the same extraordinary anti-ageing treatment usually reserved only for the face.

New fine wine experience: ELICITE – Your Virtual Sommelier

Revolutionising the fine wine industry, ELICITE is a unique platform dedicated to a series of curated content educating lovers of fine wine along with an edit of well-paired wines to accompany the series.

Pioneering the way consumers discover the secrets and heritage behind the industry, the platform’s content comes from some of the most respected names in the business and makes understanding the world of wine easy to those less familiar as well as offering a fresh innovative approach to those who are already well-versed.

Launching the site, ELICITE sent three connoisseurs of fine wine across to Champagne, Bordeaux and Burgundy on a voyage of discovery in some of the region’s most notable wineries as well as smaller more niche vineyards.

Namely ‘The Essentials’ the inaugural series on the site is a 7-part series exploring the foundations of fine wine in easy-to-digest short films lasting around 5 minutes long. From the origins of wine to understanding the cost and codes on wine labels, the in-depth yet enjoyable films give an insightful introduction into winemaking.

An edit of the wines featured in The Essentials is available to purchase, giving viewers of the films the chance to savour and enjoy the tastes explored in a new immersive way of retailing wine, an edit of two wines from each of the regions featured in the series, The Essentials Selection is a nice introduction to the flavours of each region.

Viewers will be able to refine their knowledge through different tiers which will each feature a different edit of content based on knowledge of wine, four levels starting with The Explorer and going up The Master will guide viewers through the different realms of wine and viewers will be able to unlock exclusive content upon purchasing mixed selections.

Expertly curated wine selections led by Martyn Zemavicius will be featured alongside content across the ELICITE site and YouTube which will see the likes of UK Sommelier of The Year Clement Robert and Ronan Sayburn, Master Sommelier of 67 Pall Mall Wine Club all offer engaging and insightful takes on fine wine with a host of accompanying events to be launched in the later half of 2019.

www.elicite.com