Immersive Dining at The Banquet of Hoshena


An illusionary feast for the senses, Banquet of Hoshena is a unique dining concept running as a pop-up over the summer. 

The innovative experience founded by Nadine Beshir, co-founder of the popular Dinner Time Story in close collaboration of artists Davy & Kirsten McGuire sees diners transported on a mystical voyage to an imaginary land. 

Taken through a five-course Tasting Menu paired with wine and cocktail flights, the immersive journey is enhanced with sound and visual accompaniments heightening the experience. 

Using the latest 3D technology, projector-led imagery guides guests through the feast as the story of the magical kingdom of Hoshena unravels in a cleverly synchronised storytelling that lasts two hours. 

Expect to be amazed with different textures and effects as this is one London pop-up you don’t want to miss.

Runs until 7th August, www.banquetofhoshena.com

Article by Jaz Grewal

The show that tricks our imagination… every time. Art Basel

 

Van de Weghe Fine Art

Our never ending affair with Art. And here we meet again… for a dose of inspiration, excitment, questions and guesses. This year, 290 leading international galleries presented their work ranging from the Modern period of the early 20th century to the most contemporary. Featuring 24 projects this year, the sector presented ambitiously curated exhibitions by both historical and contemporary artists, with 11 galleries completely new to the show.

With fascinating highlights from the sector that included: a two-person show by US artists Allyson Strafellaand Helen Mirra at Galleria Raffaella Cortese. And Croy Nielsen’s presentation of work by Austrian artist Elke Silvia Krystufek, who during the 1990s became known for her often provocative performances, videos, photographs and paintings, many of which address the identity of the female artist in a patriarchal society.

Exceptional artworks by Wallace Bermanand and historical archival documents from the late 1940s to the 1970s was an unmissable element of the show. And an impressive solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Carl Cheng at Philip Martin Gallery was one of the highlights of the week.

Antony Gormley

UNLIMITED

Some latest news has been released during the show, that Giovanni Carmine will curate Unlimited for the first time in 2020, taking over from Gianni Jetzer, who has curated the Art Basel Unlimited sector in Basel for eight years, since 2012. Curator and art critic, Giovanni Carmine has been Director of the Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, Switzerland since 2007, where he has curated exhibitions by artists including Ryan Gander, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Sylvia Sleigh, Hassan Khan, Amalia Pica, and more. Carmine has previously curated a number of international projects, including the Swiss Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013 with a presentation by Valentin Carron.

Giovanni Carmine commented: ‘Unlimited is one of the most unique platforms in the artworld. I’m very pleased and grateful to have the possibility to work with some of the mostinteresting and innovative artists of our time on this project. It’s a great curatorialchallenge where I can put all of my knowledge and passion for art into.’

As part of the show and the reason to celebrate – Lu Yang was announced as the next BMW Art Journey winner at the BMW Cocktail Reception during Art Basel in Basel. His BMW Art Journey ‘Human Machine Reverse Motion Capture Project’ is concerned with how the human body can be trained to overcome its physical limitations. Her research explored the deployment of the human body in historical and present-day cultures, looking at traditional and contemporary dances practiced in Indonesia, India, and Japan.

Steeped in the latest digital technologies, Lu Yang employed sophisticated motion capture devices to record the dancers’ gestures, including facial, finger and eye capture techniques that can collect and analyze the subtlest body movements, and will mimic these using robotic technologies.

In Legong, a traditional Balinese dance, for example, movement is controlled to such a degree that dancers are able to manipulate their finger joints individually. The facial and eye movements of India’s Kathakali dancers resemble the workings of sensors and motors in advanced humanoid robots. A similar robotic precision is expressed in Japanese pop dances. Thus, Lu Yang’s BMW Art Journey links traditional and modern cultural forms to radically transformative contemporary technologies. In a larger sense, it will look into how we negotiate our evolving relationship with machines that may ultimately surpass our human limitations.

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.

The new KING of Harrods? Discover New HUBLOT Aerofusion Chronograph Orlinski Green

Green Wild Kong by Richard Orlinski

We have graciously closed #BBSkiingSeason and said Good Bye to Courchevel and its iconic guardians by Richard Orlinski. And it didn’t take long for us to start missing his Art… Surprise, surprise! Mr Kong has arrived to London!

We had a pleasure to join Hublot CEO, Ricardo Guadalupe and Hublot ambassadors including the World’s bestselling contemporary artist, Richard Orlinski and renowned tattoo artist Maxime Plescia-Buchi, to officially inaugurate an exhibition presented at Harrods, celebrating Hublot’s 2019 partnerships. The key installation of this exhibition, a monumental Green Wild Kong with Hublot branding designed by Richard Orlinski. 

Hublot paid tribute to its United Kingdom partners by unveiling three dedicated windows on Brompton Road as well as an exhibition of sculptures occupying the Fine Watch Atrium. The exhibition space which has been cleverly split into four main components, highlights Hublot’s most successful partnerships in the United Kingdom, giving an immersive experience for each. Hublot presents the new Ferrari Safety car and six Baselworld Ferrari models launched in celebration of the partnership.  Three new Unico Ferrari pieces celebrating the 90th Anniversary of Scuderia Ferrari demonstrate the brand’s unparalleled attention to detail for their collaborative editions, harnessing multiple inspirations drawn directly from the Ferrari cars themselves.

Ricardo Guadalupe and Richard Orlinski

Hublot has always made a point of honour to offer a unique and immersive experience to customers and aficionados. That is why Harrods is the perfect partner for Hublot to unveil this exhibition. Since the opening of the Hublot boutique at Harrods in 2010, we both have had the opportunity of collaborating on many initiatives and creative campaigns such as the Art of Fusion exhibition in 2017 and the Hublot Champion’s Advice Campaign in 2018. Our partnership now culminates with this exhibition highlighting our successful partnerships with Ferrari, Richard Orlinski, Sang Bleu, Chelsea FC and the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

– Ricardo Guadalupe

CEO HUBLOT

Celebrating the partnership with renowned tattoo artist Maxime Plescia-Buchi, a dedicated lounge has been created set amongst the intricate geometric designs synonymous with Maxime’s artistic style. Presented alongside are the two new Big Bang Sang Bleu novelties, which represent the horological expression of a tattoo, set in motion with timeless precision, unifying materials and crafts through geometry by Sang Bleu’s founder.

The final space within the exhibition focused on Hublot’s motto; The Art of Fusion, which is the defining philosophy behind the brand’s design, partnerships, materials and craftsmanship. Demonstrating an array of materials and styles, the Art of Fusion installation showcases the many facets of the brand and the level of intricacy that goes into each of the pieces.

Andrew Bezhenar and Richard Orlinski

For the duration of the installation, Harrods will have exclusivity of the Classic Fusion Aerofusion Orlinski Green edition which is limited worldwide to just 100 pieces.

In a parallel exhibition, Hublot has taken over the iconic Fine Watch Room Atrium within the Harrods Fine Watch department. Set at the base of the sweeping stairs and against the unique white marble, an enormous Richard Orlinski Wild Kong sculpture appears cleverly crafted in the same Green Pantone as the Classic Fusion Aerofusion Orlinski Green edition. With its arms raised in triumph holding the Hublot logo above its head, the Kong sculpture honours the partnership with Richard Orlinski and Hublot perfectly. 

Richard Orlinski and Arina Sprynz

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

Article by Jaz Grewal