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The Trilevis 6118 a revolutionary new Flying Tourbillon

Forget everything what you expected from a tourbillon so

This one-of-a-kind caliber is integrated into an ever-

far: Giberg Haute Horlogerie has reinvented the manufac-

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use of precious stones. In addition to «Niura», Giberg

of a wristwatch’s accuracy rate in any position.

Haute Horlogerie brings you «Olora», the brand’s second women’s watch, and «Alagaro», a unique men’s timepiece.

The proportion of the balance wheel within the bogie was pushed to the limits of the feasible, which brings an enormous dynamic to the bogie’s movement.

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P 44 RED

ADDICTION - shopping beauty

P 46 ILONA Beauty VIP.


P 78 STEFANIE Iconic designs.


P 80 THE LÉMÉ PARIS A hit bag that’s on the side of women. P 82 CUIR MARIN DE FRANCE Ethical and aesthetic luxury. P 84 SPECIAL MOMENTS In its anniversary year.


P 48 AMAL CLOONEY High Fashion and Human Rights.

P 86 KOENIG Fit for a King!

P 50 INÈS DE LA FRESSANGE A meeting with an icon of French chic.

P 88 COLLEGE DU LEMAN BIG An iconic limited edition timepiece.

P 54 K AISER K ARL A wonderful new book.

P 90 ADAMAS Luxury at all step

P 58 KOENIG - shopping jewellery

P 92 BASELWORLD More bookings than last year.

P 64 RED

DRESSING - shopping fashion

P 66 LUXURY BAGS The Pinel & Pinel collection. P 68 M2.02 LOUNGE CHAIR Manufacture Sebastien Barrau. P 70 DE MARQUET Reinventing leather ware. P 72 VALERIAN French elegance.


P 74 A PASSION FOR COLOUR Spotlight on this little-known art. P 76 AUTHENTIQUES PARIS Made in France luxury accessories.



P 94 A CUSTOM JEWEL Andreas Gmur shuns serial production. P 96 CHRONOGRAPHS Singer Reimagined.



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3 AM AT GALERIES LAFAYETTE with Ilona Smet by Sandra Fourqui VANITAS VANITATUM by Thibault Breton

P 124 CREATIVE SCENES A trip to the Maison & Objet fair. P 126 THE TALENT OF Transmitting a unique work.


The new Bentayga V8. Be Extraordinary.

Discover true handcrafted luxury at Bentley Lausanne, Route du Bois-Genoud 2, 1023 Crissier. Visit or call +41 (0)21 552 39 70. Bentayga V8 fuel consumption – EU Drive Cycle in mpg (l/100 km): Urban 18.1 (15.6); Extra Urban 31.4 (9.0); Combined 24.8 (11.4). CO2 Emissions 260 g/km. The name ‘Bentley’ and the ‘B’ in wings device are registered trademarks. © 2018 Bentley Motors Limited. Model shown: Bentayga V8.



P 128 ALBATROS Malletier Vintage luxury.

P 164 THE TOTEM HOTEL A blend of art and comfort.

P 130 CHISEL & MOUSE A Small World Filled With Big Ideas.

P 166 THE PARADIS BEACHCOMBER For an exclusive stay in Mauritius.

P 134 SOUVENIRS By Jean-Marie Périer.

P 168 THE PERFECT ISLAND A brief round-up of Mauritius.



P 138 FREEZE FRAME Biennale d’Art Contemporain de Strasbourg.

P 170 THE PARIS OF BRASSERIES Blush’s choice of three legendary brasseries.

P 140 JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT At the Louis Vuitton Foundation.

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P 176 CLINIC LÉMANIC Cofounder of Clinic Lémanic.

P 144 NEW AT FLAINE! An open-air museum. P 146 MULSANNE W.O.EDITION An exceptional, limited edition.


P 148 PARIS BY BIKE A one-day tour for cognoscenti. P 150 MARCEL LIVET Superb wooden skis made entirely in France. P 152 BESPOKE LUXURY Brochet Domotique & Audiovisuel. P 154 MAURA WASESCHA The central character in a true story. P 156 LA SARTORIALE The best custom wine-cellars. P 158 LINÉA-DÉCO An interior that expresses your personality. P 160 ST.MORITZ The jet-set resort of the Swiss Alps. P 162 ANDREAS CAMINADA The chef with the Midas touch. 26


P 178 RÉGIE DUBOUX Looking to the future. P 180 DENTIST APPOINTMENT Valeria Ivanova shares some of her tips.


P 182 DETOXIFY YOUR BODY Programme by Clinic Lémanic in Lausanne P 184 FUE HAIR TRANSPLANTS At the Villa La Tour Clinic in Nice. P 186 LUXURY LIFE CH The ultimate in high-end conciergerie. P 188 L’ESPRIT COCON The Art of the Candle. P 190 LEARN TO LOVE YOURSELF AND OTHERS Sylwia Gretarsson invites us to explore the world of yoga. P 192


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Winterlude. A festive nod to this new season in a time of such troubling headlines. Here the snowflakes fall in cascades of diamonds from Paris to St. Moritz, while the trend for red – which represents joy and is a source of vitality – sets winter ablaze. Winterlude is an echo of this fairy tale season, a final treat which intends to stick to the script – i.e. to simply be a pleasure to read and to look at. Here  we play with words and perspectives, with trends, legends, faces and landscapes, without forgetting frivolity, lightness, the imagination, dreams, cheekiness and life.


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2019 marks a watershed for Blush. Combining glamour, daring and a close connection with our partners, our magazine brings another view of the luxury and people planet with exclusive photo productions, such as our interviews with celebrities from all over the world. With our selective special editions, Blush Editions upsets the established order and injects a new style for exclusive venues and luxury brands. Still today, the history of Blush is written based on the people we meet, as well as by Premium partnerships. After Baselworld and the Cannes Film Festival, we are delighted to join SIHH and the Snow Polo World Cup in St Moritz. I also wish to warmly thank the jewellers, hotelkeepers, watchmakers and other backers who have entrusted us with the production of their magazines: Hotel de Paris-Saint Tropez, Rebellion, L’Hotel du Collectionneur, Clinic Lémanic, Goodwill Private Jets, Maura Wasescha Luxury Properties, Giberg Haute Horlogerie. And although Blush is ever present on the Croisette, we fly off to new destinations with the first issue of Blush - China Edition in a version entirely in Mandarin. See you in Shanghai!



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CARL F.BUCHERER Time for enchanting moments

The holidays are here, bringing with them endless hours of enchantment. It is a time to enjoy magical moments with your loved ones, a time for coming together in celebration in a festive atmosphere. The classic warm 18-karat rose gold case of the Manero Flyback and elaborate chronograph movement con-vey elegance whatever the occasion. The sophisticated flyback function captures each and every exceptional moment, allowing the wearer to experience the magic of each eeting second right there on their wrist.


CHOPARD L.U.C Perpetual Chrono

An authentic collector’s watch for a modern gentleman, the new L.U.C Perpetual Chrono from Chopard combines a hand-wound chronograph and a finely crafted perpetual calendar within an unprecedented L.U.C movement, Calibre 3.10-L. The L.U.C Perpetual Chrono flaunts one of the most sophisticated styles and constructions in the world of Haute Horlogerie, while meeting the highest technical ethical and aesthetic standards. Issued in two series, of 20 pieces in Fairmined certified ethical 18-carat white gold and in Fairmined certified ethical 18-carat rose gold, it is intended for watchmaking connoisseurs and devotees of exceptional time pieces.

HIGHEST PRECISION WRAPPED WITH POWERFUL NOBLESSE PIAGET Celebrate with Piaget for the Chinese New Year ! The Alagaro reflects your own personality in timeless beauty and irrésistible gracefulness: highest precision wrapped with powerful noblesse. Alagaro is an ultra-limited single-item watch available as an individual customized edition. Alagaro’s stunning precision comes from the Trilevis 6118, the revolutionary new Flying Tourbillon, developed and engineered from the ground up by Giberg Haute Horlogerie exclusively for its own watch collection. The Alagaro has a sapphire ceramic case with yellow gold, a diamond bezel set, a sapphire dial with brilliant index and a brown Alligator bracelet.


TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 02 by Fragment Hiroshi Fujiwara

The chronograph has occupied a pole position in the world of motor racing for 55 years, and the collection takes its name from the legendary week-long Carrera Panamericana road race held in Mexico during the 1950s. This original model from 1963 was the very model chosen by Hiroshi Fujiwara as the model to adapt and transform into a Fragmentstyle masterpiece. Three black counters with lacquered white hands adorn the black dial: a minute counter at 3 o’clock, a permanent second subdial at 6 o’clock and an hour counter at 9 o’clock. The shimmering 39-mm stainless-steel case has a special stainless-steel screw-down sapphire caseback, specially engraved with its limited-edition number. A true Hiroshi Fujiwara original – as much a celebration of Japanese design as it is of its own disruptive design pedigree –, the TAG Heuer Carrera Fragment opens a new chapter in the ongoing TAG Heuer Carrera saga. A limited edition of 500 pieces, available exclusively in TAG Heuer boutiques and at

Since 2012, The Maison Piaget continues its annual Chinese New Year tradition with an enamelled limited edition of its iconic watch, the Altiplano. This year, this exceptional timepiece features the Chinese Zodiac in honour of the Year of The Pig. Every year, for centuries, the first day of the lunar calendar is celebrated with families and friends who gather for this particular occasion. The Pig is one of the most likable signs out there. Pigs are honest, forgiving, good-tempered, cheerful and compassionate. The radiant beauty of 78 brilliant-cut diamonds set on the watch’s white gold case frames this precious handcrafted enamel masterpiece, presented with a black alligator leather strap.Through the virtuoso skills of the métiers d’art and their ancestral techniques, so passionately nurtured by Piaget and Anita Porchet, the pig is immortalized in tribute to the generosity and fortune symbolism of Asian culture.

HUBLOT Big Bang Meca 10 P2P

A trailblazer in new technological and societal trends, Hublot has decided to mark the ten year anniversary of Bitcoin by launching the first watch that can only be purchased using Bitcoin. It will be sold exclusively via e-commerce and can only be ordered and paid for online. Such innovation was made possible through a collaboration with OS Limited (OSL), Asia’s leading digital asset brokerage. This makes Hublot the first big watchmaking brand to enter this sector. The Big Bang Meca-10 P2P is a limited edition of 210 timepieces, a reference to the global limit of Bitcoins, which is fixed at 21 million. Each of the 210 pieces is unique: manufactured for its wearer bearing the identification number of the transaction made via Bitcoin. With this very exciting first, Hublot yet again marks a revolutionary milestone in the watchmaking world and a renewed demonstration of the brand’s three watchwords: being the first, different and unique.








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peace in the heart of the Park Hyatt Paris Vendôme

Olivier Durbano: the grace A haven of

Not far from Olivier Durbano’s perfume and jewellery gallery, “Pierres Poèmes”, the creator now welcomes you into his state of “Grace”. In this daring and unusual concept store, the purity of white rubs shoulders with aged wood. This is a lovely place to stroll around, meet friends and explore, and it’s full of surprises. You can wander through this 80 m² workshop packed with everything from jewellery to works of art, in the heart of the town of Grasse, itself a symbol of French perfumery and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site because of its age-old expertise. Grace Concept Store - Tel: +33 (0)660 921 939 24 rue de l’Amiral de Grasse - 06130 Grasse - France


spa at Courchevel’s Aman Le Mélézin

Take a well-being break at the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme spa thanks to a wide selection of treatments, massages and sensory trails. With its Paris stone and black granite from Zimbabwe, this spa is a bubble of gentleness, delicately tinted by the light reflecting off the mosaic and onyx. A perfect place to recharge your batteries by combining beauty treatments with essential elements such as health, balance, sport and well-being. The new Beauty Escapade area deserves a special mention, combining relaxation and sea rituals. Tel: +33 (0)158 711 009 5 Rue de la Paix - 75002 Paris - France

an invitation to travel Chi The Organic Pharmacy at the Shangri-La, Paris

Lie back and unwind at the new spa at the Aman Le Mélézin where peace and quiet reign supreme just for you. Let the subtle perfumes of massage oils go to your head while the zen atmosphere turns every step into relaxation and tranquillity. Here you are invited to journey into the heart of other cultures and ancestral skills from around the world through an extensive menu of beauty treatments and rituals. The little extra? The yoga room holds daily sessions designed specifically for skiers. Tel: +33 (0)479 080 133 310 Rue de Bellecôte - Courchevel 1850 - 73120 Saint-Bon-Tarentaise - France

Aroma Zone now

at the Grand Hotel Dieu

A 360° boutique with innovative concepts and personalised service, Aroma Zone was nothing other than the missing piece of the Grand Hotel Dieu Lyon puzzle. Always on the look out for the world’s natural treasures, this brand needs no introduction. It offers a multitude of high-quality, 100% organic products from cosmetics to household products to essential oils. Let yourself be guided by the aromas and colours of this sensory universe.

Inspired by the Shangri-La legend, the “Chi” surrounds itself by the very best to look after your body. The English organic brand, The Organic Pharmacy, looks after your skin and the environment and is now guest of honour at the spa at the famous ShangriLa Hotel Paris. Natural products with delightful smells now voluptuously accompany treatments here. We particularly like the Rose Diamond Face Cream and its delicious fragrance. Tel: +33 (0)153 671 978 10 avenue d’Iéna - 75116 Paris - France

Acqua di Parma: New BARBIERE Collection

The origins of BARBIERE derive from the regions of Italy by way of this masculine beauty ritual. The passage of time never erases this tradition of elegance, grace and virility. The Romans shaved the barbarians as a rite of civilisation, and this is how their descendants have inherited the sophistication of the man of today. Perpetuating a tradition beginning in Antiquity. Washing, shaving, aftershave and skincare, caressing the face with notes of Colonia, underscored by the best ingredients and botanical treasures. Dawn breaks and the morning ritual may commence.

Boutique Aroma Zone 23 Rue Bellecordière - 69002 Lyon - France








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Caterina Murino, the new Giberg ambassador DIOR - Rose des Vents - A lucky charm trip

Isabelle Adjani, Miss Universe, Ilona Smet, Jade Lagardère to name but a few... Giberg has always been tied to the destiny of exceptional women, sublimating them with style and light. Caterina Murino, The James Bond Girl in Casino Royale, embodies the femininity, elegance and character of the Giberg collections. “Maison Giberg’s expertise really brings out the best in a woman.” Caterina Murino talks of “the interesting soul” revealed in the Giberg collections. An “eclectic soul which leaves a mark on the public” through oneoff pieces. She describes the collections in three words: femininity, elegance and luxury. For Caterina, these pieces from Maison Giberg enhance not only a woman’s outfit but all that she represents. The sculptural elegance of the jewel, embellished with precious materials, adds an undeniably luxurious aspect to a woman’s beauty. As a lover of precious stones, Caterina declares that each of these unique pieces radiates “an extraordinarily positive energy”.

Chopard – Happy Snowflakes and Happy Stars The moving beauty of nature has always been an infinite source of inspiration for Chopard, in particular when it is cloaked in white. An ode to the magic of winter, a bangle in 18-carat white gold offers eternity to these crystals that have fallen from the skies. At each extremity are little hearts, the Chopard emblem, which form a circle in a gracious pas de deux. The first holds a mobile diamond while the second encloses a delicate snowflake which swirls around itself. Full of fun and freshness, these creations can be worn together or separately to reveal a femininity full of elegance and free-thinking.

Messika by Gigi

Designed by Dior Joaillerie’s artistic director, the “Rose des Vents”, or “wind rose” is an odyssey swept along by the four winds and the house’s history. Here we find Christian Dior’s lucky charm and the great designer’s favourite flower, the rose, as well as his love of astrology and the divining arts. Rose des Vents is also a metaphor for design, explains Victoire de Castellane. To create is to search, to go round in circles and then find your cardinal bearing and set off on a journey. The design is full of references to static journeys. These jewels accumulate, blend into each other and are superimposed on each other. Everything is a pretext for a talisman. A precious journey in a sky studded with gold, diamonds, mother-of-pearl, malachite, turquoise and pink opal.

Pomellato opens its

Paris flagship store

Pomellato was the first house to introduce a vision of fashion into the conservative world of jewellery. And this eye for fashion is most definitely present in its new Parisian boutique not far from Place Vendôme. As soon as you walk in, you immediately notice the floor in Venetian pink marble, Pomellato’s hallmark colour. Just like the emblematic Milan flagship store, the walls are coated in Montenapoleone red, another hallmark colour, contrasting with the panels in neutral tones and details in bronze. Bathed in light, the ground floor offers a glimpse of the mezzanine where curved seats in sumptuous mauve create a more intimate atmosphere. By adopting the various signature colours of the label, the Paris boutique evokes the unparalleled colours and lines of Pomellato’s iconic collections of precious stones. A new gem to discover at 350 rue Saint Honoré.

Hadid Vanessa Tugendhaft

Inspired and inspiring, Gigi Hadid has created a second and completely original collection for Messika: My Soul. In a very sensual bohemian chic universe, these pieces can be worn in layers and are a perfect representation of the current trend towards “stacking” in jewellery. These super-desirable pieces are faithful to Messika’s “Mix & Match” style, carried by the company’s visionary creator, Valérie Messika. In a spirit of a wind of freedom, items such as chokers, bracelets and ankle bracelets, rings and hoop earrings adorn the skin. A world of diamonds and gold that we rediscover in the sunny world of Mert & Marcus.

Just like her concept of a diamond on a thread, renowned for its protective and spiritual properties, Vanessa Tugendhaft offers a daring mix of materials combining the simplicity of the support with the nobility of gold or diamonds. Her designs have been instant hits, and the thread bracelet, named “Identity”, has become one of the label’s leading products. Celebrities such as Madonna, Hilary Swank, Anne Hathaway, Inès de la Fressange and Carla Bruni are fans, as is Meghan Markle, now Duchess of Sussex. She is quite the devotee and regularly wears Vanessa Tugendhaft designs. What to look out for: the Marquise Collection, a tribute to the Venice Mostra, a nod to mysterious and passionate women. A beautiful gift!








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Red Addiction

Scarlet is a colour ever present on catwalks and perfumery counters. Everywhere you go you see intense lips and firecracker nails as cosmetics reveal a new lease on life. A manifesto in all its beauty. By Laure Delvigo

YSL OR ROUGE - LA CRÈME FINE Apricot kernel oil, shea butter, hyaluronic acid and the patented Hepes complex work together to render your skin firmer, smoother and suppler. Now with a higher concentration of saffron flower pistils, lines are evened out and the appearance of wrinkles is reduced after four weeks. Available in a rechargeable format. 50ml: €340 BDK PARFUMS ROUGE SMOKING A new, olfactory journey from David Benedek in the wake of a Parisian. At once elegant and chic with a Bohemian feel, this fragrance successfully contrasts musk, black vanilla and Tonka beans for a silky feel, labdanum for leather and cherries and pink berries for a red colour. Smart and sensual, Smoking Rouge for when you’re up till dawn! 100ml: €150 - BIOTHERM BLUE THERAPY RED ALGAE UPLIFT The power of red algae captured in a super-liquid texture that could hardly


be lighter for a perfect affinity with the skin. We love the freshness and tone this gives, and the visible transformation; it has an instant firming and lifting effect without feeilng in the slightest way uncomfortable. 15ml: €39.50 LANCÔME L’ABSOLU ROUGE DRAMA MATTE Because its pigment levels and matte powder are boosted as much as possible, and combined with moisturising agents and other nourishing oils such as jojoba oil, this new lipstick boasts a matte finish and a powerful colour that lasts all day – or all night! Available in 15 shades. €34 VICHY LIFTACTIV HYALU MASK Enriched with 1% hyaluronic acid, this agave yeast extract mask preserves the natural elasticity of the skin while improving the reconstitution of the skin’s hyaluronic acid reserves. In just five minutes the complexion appears fresh, blemish-free and visibly more supple, smooth and hydrated with a plumped-up, second skin effect. 50ml: €39.40

GIORGIO ARMANI FOUNDATION CUSHION N°2 A new-generation, make-up essential which combines an advanced formula with an elegant compact and a shaped sponge for perfect skin, effortlessly, every day. Its high-tech formula creates the perfect balance between progressive, to-suit cover and a “nude feel” light sensation. 15gr: €66 YSL ROUGE PUR COUTURE THE SLIM A highly-pigmented formula with a matte finish. This soft and creamy lipstick glides on as easily as a pair of super-slim, figure-hugging jeans. The texture is so light and supple you will forget you have anything on your lips! Note: it also accentuates the natural curve of the lips to give you an incredible “push up” effect. €36.50 -





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Ilona Smet

She comes from a family that needs no longer needs an introduction. Destined for a life less ordinary, it seems that many a fairy must have leaned over the cradle of Ilona Smet and smiled upon her. From her father, the singer David Halliday, she has inherited ice-blue eyes and an elegant reserve. From her mother, top model Estelle Lefébure, the smile of a star and an undefinable grace. On the cover of magazines, as in advertising campaigns, this natural beauty travels the four corners of the globe and yet remains very down to earth – a far cry from the clichés attributed to the children of stars. A close encounter of the top model kind. By Laure Delvigo - Photo Sandra Fourqui

You are the new face of Mixa; what does that mean to you? Obviously I’m very happy and proud to be part of the Mixa family. I was present for photo sessions with my mother when I was little so I’m delighted to be part of them now. Your mother, Estelle Lefébure, was one of the most famous top models, what advice has she given you on your career? As with any other profession, I’ve been taught to be respectful and punctual. I was often at her shoots and catwalks so I think I learned a lot by watching her! What has been your best experience? Each time I travel and discover a new country is a best experience for me. And the worst?! During a photo session I had to lie down in the grass and I

had a massive allergic reaction on my back and legs. We had to stop the shoot for an hour. Who are your fashion icons and why? I only have two left but one of them is Christy Turlington for her elegance, her intelligence and because she fights for many associations including her own, “Every Mother Counts”, which was set up to teach people about ways to prevent pregnancy and childbirth-related complications, mainly in developing countries. Also Cara Delevigne, a model and an actress from my generation who has a strong personality and lots of charisma. For me, she’s a fashion icon of our times. In this age of social media and images that are so touched up, what is your relationship with your body like? I think that, without meaning

to, social networks end up putting too much pressure on the youth of today to look or behave in a certain way. Personally, I like to make sure I feel comfortable with myself, am happy in my life and, above all, I avoid comparing myself with others. You have a figure to die for; do you follow any special diet? No. I’ve put a stop to anything like a drastic diet. I simply pay attention to what I eat and try to do as much sport as possible. I don’t drink or smoke so I think that helps too.

advertising campaign. I also like going up into the mountains to ski, especially around Christmas. Paris or London, and why? I split my time between Paris and London and I love both cities. Paris will always be my hometown, where I grew up while London is super international and there’s so much going on. What is in the pipeline? I have several trips coming up in the next few months so I’m really looking forward to that!

Do you have a special beauty routine before a photo shoot? I let my skin breathe with no make-up as much as possible and then I get a good night’s sleep. You travel a lot; what are your favourite destinations? So far I love South Africa which I recently visited for an 47


amal clooney

High Fashion and Human Rights In such a complicated world, knowing and understanding Amal Clooney is to appreciate where intelligence, compassion and humility collide, and at that point, marvellous, inspiring and life-changing things can be allowed to flourish. We explore the methodical magnificence of this human rights lawyer, whose time in the celebrity spotlight has only strengthened her appeal in front of a global audience. By Simone Lee


mal Clooney is in many ways unfortunate. As one of the world’s most respected international human rights lawyers, her role, and what she admires about it, is to fight for the perception of justice… for the man and woman in the street, for the displaced young, the vulnerable and the elderly. Always renowned for her ability to take on the most challenging of cases, and win, she is a passionate supporter of the person with little or no voice. Yet in supporting the plights of so many suppressed and oppressed souls the world over, the lithe and elegant beauty inadvertently has found her own image propelled onto billboards, magazine covers and TV screens. That clearly adds


up to a huge juxtaposition for the 40-year-old, yet is a complex situation she knows she must embrace.

it is,” she says, referencing the media glare, “and as long as someone has a voice, that must be good.”

“It doesn’t matter whether it’s dress sense, whether we’re referencing ISIS, the most brutal terror group in the world, or simply acknowledging that every conflict should remind us that there can be no lasting peace without justice, and that a lack of accountability simply leads to continuing cycles of vengeful violence – whatever it is, it’s about human rights, and preserving free choice.

While the fascination of the everyday public is focused primarily on the celebrity elements – quite understandable given that, alongside George Clooney, Amal represents one half of, at times, the most talked about couple in entertainment – the reason this brilliant mind doesn’t, in contrast, give too much away when it comes to her private life is two-fold. Firstly, she doesn’t need to – away from her legal work she might even be described as a recluse, and someone who has been unwittingly thrust into the showbiz spotlight. But secondly, Amal retains an air of mystery

“The reality is I would rather go about doing what I do quietly and efficiently, because the attention must be on those who truly need it. But this is the way

because, in her own mind, the flashbulbs and red carpet ceremonies are irrelevant; if anything bringing a dangerous anonymity to the real business of changing lives and helping those most affected by society’s disparities. Indeed, when praise comes around, and it is frequent, it clearly sits awkwardly, particularly when words such as ‘superhuman’ are bandied about. “My dependencies are just the same as everyone else’s,” she offers. “They are very human! Any praise is nice but we all have a job to do and this is mine. Ultimately, I don’t want the end focus to ever be on anyone other than those who really need it.”







n fact Amal, the Arabic word for hope, has also been quick to point out her own failings. When pregnant with twins Alexander and Ella in 2017, she confessed that turning away her morning espresso was one of the hardest things she has had to do! Yet it is this candid attitude and refreshing, humble honesty that has made her such a hit with other women around the globe – no mean feat for the person who snapped up Hollywood’s most eligible bachelor – as she balances her career with her role as a mother and wife under a glaring spotlight with humility, charm and grace. She is, whether she likes it or not, an impressive role model for women everywhere proving that one can be taken seriously as a professional while still exhibiting a flair for fashion; can enter into a relationship with a high-profile man while maintaining a sense of independence and autonomy, and, most importantly, can persevere with compassion and high values even in the fickle and tumultuous arena of showbusiness. It helps of course that she is inherently beautiful, intelligent and emotionally sensitive, though we only have to look to her upbringing to understand from where her quest for justice is borne… Amal was born in 1978 to Lebanese parents in Beirut her mother Baria is a successful political journalist, while her father, Ramzi, was vice president of the Universal Federation of Travel Agents’ Association, which consults with the UN.

From a very young age the family were often on the move, owing to her father’s work, and were forced to leave Beirut for good once Lebanon’s troubles flared up again, thus relocating to the UK. There, the young Amal thrived. Highly academic, with a vibrant social life and adoration for fashion, she progressed to study law at St. Hugh’s College, Oxford, then attended New York University School of Law. In work, she is noted for having served as a senior advisor to the late Kofi Annan when he was the UN’s Envoy on Syria. She also worked as Counsel to the UN Inquiry on the use of armed drones, and stands as a key member of the UK’s team of experts on preventing sexual violence in conflict zones. Most recently she was appointed to the UK Attorney General’s expert panel. The worst thing – as women and as people – is to forget to stand up for each other. And this is something that we can practise every day, no matter where we are or what we do – because if we are united, there is no limit to what we can do.” She is true to her word – the launch of the Amal Clooney Scholarship for Lebanese Girls in 2015 was a first step towards targeted promotion of human rights and female empowerment. “Tackling these issues feels very natural to me because my mother was definitely my own role model – growing up she was always, to me, a strong, resourceful, positive woman; independent to the point she

needed to be, ambitious, yet loving and balanced. That must be what every woman craves; every person, in fact.” While her dominant work stance stands as tall as ever, in private she approaches life with a little more caution, accepting that there remain several elements beyond her control. Discussing meeting George and falling in love, she said, “It’s the one thing in life that I think is the biggest determinant of happiness, and it’s the thing you have the least control over.” In a sense, Amal’s reclaims some of that control in the way she dresses. Her fashion tastes do portray an idea of being ultimately carefree - from lavish, perhaps overdressed gowns and sweeping dresses, to breezy, even quite girly skirts and poses to match, that reveal an altogether more light-hearted side. “But I’m glad that exists,” she retorts. “I don’t think any of us are ever one person all of the time, and to have the confidence and freedom to allow fashion to represent different moods is surely a right every woman and man should fight to uphold. “The high-profile lifestyle and the media attention is not something I wanted or ever went after, but if the biproduct of that is increased attention on really important and serious projects, then how could I not think that is a good thing.” Indeed, Amal and husband George have proved themselves tremendous joint ambassadors for fairness in the form of their

project the Clooney Foundation for Justice, which fights for the rights of individuals unfairly targeted by oppressive governments. The work is unrelenting, and while George can afford to adjust movie schedules to suit the campaign calendar, Amal’s schedule isn’t quite as flexible. Despite being beautiful, stylish, elegant and as media-friendly as any actress who has frequented the red carpet, the nature of her earnest profession is arguably at odds with the superficial glitz and glamour of Hollywood, and were it not for the fact that the couple have so doggedly persevered with their philanthropic efforts, the pressures of fame may have very well proved too much for the lawyer. “I am fully aware of the additional pressures that come with this. The scrutiny is greater and the best thing I can do is exercise that media attention by continuing to take on this sort of work.” So, the work continues. Amal is currently co-writing a book with Philippa Webb, whom she worked with at The Hague, called The Right to a Fair Trial in International Law; while George’s last directorial effort, Suburbicon, shined a spotlight on racial tensions in 1950s Americana, sparking conversations about how much society has really changed in its attitudes toward race. There is clearly more to come. “There is no end, nor will there ever be, but giving up is not an option.”



Inès de la Fressange a meeting with an icon of French chic

Beautiful Americans envy us for it. Being Parisian is, firstly, a state of mind. It means preferring simplicity because less, it turns out, really is more. An icon of Parisian chic par excellence, top model, face of Chanel and fashion designer, Inès de la Fressange continues to be a source of inspiration for women the world over. We met up with her in her brand new Lyon store, on the Left Bank, where that most elegant of stylists revealed collections combining smart with casual. Because style means being yourself. By Laure Delvigo - Photo © Benoit Peverelli

Your book Parisian Chic has sold more than a million copies; how does that feel? What I liked was to showcase the labels and Parisian stores that weren’t necessarily wellknown. The readers discovered them through the book. I like offering help and advice – in fact it’s what I try to do with each collection by designing items of clothing women really need in their wardrobes. What are the essentials in your dressing room? Oh it’s deadly boring! People are often disappointed; they think I’ve held on to 40 years of fashion but my dressing room isn’t the Victoria and Albert Museum (laughs). On the contrary, over time you learn to have little but make sure it’s good. I mainly wear navy blue jumpers and white jeans – it’s hardly great fun. When you are a stylist, you don’t necessarily dress in an extravagant way, despite what those on the outside might think. You are a model, a designer, an opinion writer and a business woman; how do you manage all that?!


Well I don’t manage it at all! I think it’s important to say that. We are not perfect; I’m behind on my emails, I have bills I sometimes forget to pay. But as soon as you accept all that you stop being overcome with stress. My technique is to draw up horizontal lists. I also have a newsletter which I call “Inès’s letter” on Facebook, where I pass on advice that is daft but helpful. You also have to have a relaxed attitude to life and know how to let go of things a little. Delegate; trust those around you. I am very loyal. For example, for my collections, I always call in the same hair stylist and make-up artist. My aim is to do things that interest me with people I meet. I’m pretty happy because it works. What do you think of this age of social networks and Americanstyle intensive sport? This is the modern era and it’s how it works. We aren’t forced to spend six hours a day on Instagram, or to be addicted to social networks. I have been on Instagram for a very long time; it was a group of very avant-garde English people who told me about it without me even under-

standing how it worked. Now, when I have work meetings, whether for Roger Vivier or for Uniqlo, I am aware that social networks will play a part. How do you view the new generation of top models, Gigi, Bella and Kendall etc.? That’s just it; they are celebrities because of social network. They are followed by millions of people. I think it’s great. Lots of girls who follow and admire them would like to be like them. I suppose they carry out charity work. These young women have enormous power because they touch a great many people through social networks. There have always been idols. For me, in the Sixties, it was Sylvie Vartan or Françoise Hardy. There have always been celebrities you admire who also represent a kind of unreal existence. You have a wonderful figure; do you follow any special diet? The Inès diet! I think I should bring out a book on this diet – it’s very simple but very few people would follow it. Eat when you are hungry and stop eating when you aren’t hungry any more. It seems obvious but

in fact it’s not as easy as all that because we’re always tempted. My friends who complain about being two or three kilos overweight also eat when they are stressed; I think you have to separate the two. Instead of turning to the fridge when you are worried, drink a glass of water or try meditation. Eating won’t get rid of your troubles – quite the opposite. Your favourite destinations? India and also Tarascon Your addresses in Paris? I have a thousand! Everyone can find them in my books. The latest is a decoration special Maison, Parisian Chic at Home, put together with Marin Montagut. What are your projects? Always holidays – how to organise myself to have as much holiday time as possible. Last year was a very packed year; I moved. Now I aspire to tranquillity.







Karl! “It’s yellow, it’s ugly it doesn’t go with anything but it could save your life!” Oh yes, he was the first to wear a yellow safety vest with class! That was back in 2008 for a road safety campaign. But who? Why Karl Lagerfeld of course, one of the last great giants of fashion, a workaholic and a genius Jack-of-all-trades! From Balmain to Patou, from Chloé to Chanel via Fendi and his own labels, the Kaiser knows how to do everything and is to be found everywhere. He is, in turn, fashion designer, editor and director, his photos have stunned and seduced since 1987 and now a wonderful new book has been published featuring his best publicity campaigns for Chanel. You go, Coco! By Yvo Deprelle.

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he recent passing of Hubert de Givenchy left us all feeling sad and perplexed. Of the major haute couture houses launched at the end of the Second World War, sadly few founders remain today. Pierre Cardin and Valentino are still with us… check! But Karl Lagerfeld surpasses them all, as if time has no effect on him and his actual age remains a mystery. Ever young and dashing, he is now bearded and svelte since he fell in love with the Dior suits designed for a more adolescent frame by Hedi Slimane in 2001. A modern dandy, his secret is a healthy lifestyle (that’s just basic!) and Diet Coke, taking an interest in everything, being where it’s at and so setting and breaking trends. You could add to the list a healthy dose of biting humour, a few truculent “karlisms”, two of three caresses from his cat Choupette and a 15-hour working day! Because this workaholic creates more than 12 collections a year himself including ones for Chanel, Fendi and his personal collections. And that’s not counting his countless collaborations of all kinds. From giving the Coke can and the newspaper Libération a makeover to designing a bankable H&M collection in 2004, he is quite ubiquitous. He is channelling Gabrielle Chanel!

Slasher chic. Born around 1935 in Hamburg, the young Karl Lagerfeld worked for a while as a fashion illustrator and then, on November 25, 1954 won first prize (together with a young Yves Saint Laurent) in the International Wool Secretariat’s competition in Paris. Pierre Balmain, a member of the jury, was so impressed with his talent that he employed him as an assistant from 1955 to 1962. Yves Saint Laurent, who would be-


come a friend, joined Christian Dior, the competition’s other patron. 1954 was the beginning of a brilliant career! While he was at Balmain, the young Lagerfeld became Artistic Director for Jean Patou in 1959. A short time later, he decided to make a bid for independence and design contractual collections around the world. In 1963, back in Paris, he created collections for the House of Chloé where he would stay for 20 years. In 1965 he joined the House of Fendi in Rome in parallel and he is still its designer today. 1983 would be the second key date in his intense career. The Wertheimer family, owners of the House of Chanel since 1954, had been trying to relaunch the virtually moribund label for a dozen years following the death of the great Mademoiselle in 1971. Given his impressive CV, Karl became the man of the moment. Erudite, talented, addicted to work and with a sharp whit, the dandy became the Artistic Director of the House of Chanel. “I’m a bit of a strange Coco,” he joked!

A beautiful book for his library! Interested in all forms of art, it was almost by chance that Lagerfeld turned to photography. Indeed it was after he was unhappy with the work of three successive photographers during the making of a press pack for Chanel that he decided to pick up the camera and take the photos himself. If you want something done, then do it yourself, as the saying goes! In 1987 he opened a studio with six people with whom he would create all publicity campaigns for Chanel and also for Fendi and even Dior Homme! This wonderful work from publishers La Martinière compiles, for the first time, all the Chanel campaigns from 1987 to the present day – that’s a total of

LEFT PHOTO: Kristen Stewart RIGHT PHOTO: Claudia Schiffer/d’management group Karl Lagerfeld/© Chanel

almost 600 photos, each more stunning than the last. This is really a historical manual of Chanel during the era of the Kaiser! Lagerfeld’s inspirations come from German expressionism from the 1920s, as well as the work of the great fashion photographers of the 1950s such as Irving Penn or the maestros of the 1980s including Helmut Newton and Richard Avedon. More recently, he has been inspired by Steven Klein and Steven Meisel. Preferring black and white, Lagerfeld works with both traditional and digital cameras. His aesthetic style is based on strong contrasts, sculpted light, architecture

and the portrait technique. The choice of dazzling personalities ensures the house is both modern and immortal; Inès, Claudia, Christie, Linda, Kristen … Yes! It is such a delight to find our muses and beloved supermodels from the 1990s in these pages, along with newcomers such as the actor Kirsten Stewart. This work will enchant anyone who loves fashion and photography. And, as Karl put it so well: “The smell of a freshly printed book is the best smell in the world!” CHANEL THE KARL LAGERFELD CAMPAIGNS BY PATRICK MAURIÈS PUBLISHERS: LA MARTINIÈRE, €69 - 544 P. - 190 X 277 MM



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Red Dressing

Red has to be the most fascinating and ambiguous colour there is. It plays with paradoxes and arouses intense and completely contradictory feelings: love, anger, sensuality, sexuality, ardour and prohibition… And in that lies its power; it excites passions and works equally as well as a total look or restricted to just a few touches. A review in pictures by Patrycja Matysiak.

1. PIERRE HARDY: Wild wild west boots in suede leather, €1795 2. VINYL FACTORY: “South” sunglasses in acetate, €161 3. DE GALLUCHAT: “Iremplacable” clutch bag made of shagreen ( galuchat ) and nappa leather, €1250 4. GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI: “Autumn” patent red leather jacket, €2195 6. ROGER VIVIER: I Love Vivier Pump, €550 5. SAMSOE SAMSOE: Marilyn bra 6356, flame scarlet -90% nylon 10% spandex, €35 7. MARIE BIZOT: “L’Essentiel R’verso” Burgundy Pompon Reversible purses bag in satin and simili leather, €120 8. PIERRE HARDY: Penny bucket bag in suede and metal leather, €1090









9. GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI: “Tricia” sandals in red velvet embroidered with crystals, 1150€ 10. EDIE PARKER: Red leather bag, €1225 12. SAMSOE SAMSOE: Accola maxi scarf 2862, Flame scarlet -80% wool 20% cashmere, €89 13. MAISON MICHEL: “Blanche” hat, €430 14. MAISON POURCHET: “Cadran “Red Leather Bag with shoulder strap, €240



Luxury bags


Pinel & Pinel


will keep you warm!

Renowned around the world for its 100% French (and Parisian!) creations, the luxury brand Pinel & Pinel designs items of unparalleled quality. For Autumn-Winter 2018-2019, it is opting for something seasonal for its bags. What an elegant and stylish way to keep warm this winter! By Quitterie Pasquesoone

The luxury of completely Parisian leather goods Pinel & Pinel offers much more than simple leather goods. With its haute couture handbags and smart and modern trunks, a real blend of technology and skill, each design combines tradition and modernity. Pinel & Pinel is also unique in French leather goods in that all its items are put together in Paris, in John Galliano’s former headquarters - a huge workshop in the 20th district. This is where it all happens: each item is created from start to finish by an expert team of more than 30 people. Their training and meticulousness bear all the hallmarks of famed French luxury. From the initial drawing to completion, some trunks can require as much as 1,300 hours of labour. This really is haute couture. The French label loves reinterpreting luxury in its own 66

way, especially by adding a little touch of nonchalance, which is exactly what makes its designs so stylish. The end result is original pieces, entirely hand made, using top quality leathers and hides from around the world.

Winter Style For this Autumn-Winter, Pinel & Pinel has come up with a very specific material, specially designed to warm up its creations during the cold months when you just feel like a little cocooning. They have combined the traditional smooth leather with a twisted wool coating in black or brown. This treatment of the wool, known as “Lenny”, adds a unique and warm finish. It is available on the mini-malle, a leading model for the label, as well as throughout the bag collection. A must-have this season – the perfect way to accessorise all your outfits!







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M2.02 Lounge Chair

In France, Manufacture Sebastien Barrau explores new visions in design Photo Jean-Luc Scotto


eveloped by Sebastien Barrau Manufacture and designed by Sylvain Mariat, a business aviation interior designer, this singular object borrows supersonic technical and aesthetic codes while using highly innovative processes, including the latest high speed milling methods and metallic additive manufacturing. Materials derive from the aeronautical industry: its main components grade 5 titanium and HexMC carbon. The Aerospace

influence continues in the chairâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lower element, directly inspired by airplane reactors and produced by titanium additive manufacturing. Two options for the lounge chair: M2.02 T in titanium and carbon, and M2.02 A in aluminium. Both fabrics and mounting screws finishing are customizable.




DE MARQUET Reinventing leather ware Created two years ago by Raffaella Iten Metzger, De Marquet designs clever, chic and glamorous bags that have huge appeal. By Caroline Garros

Handbags that adapt to suit you De Marquet’s clever range of multi-functional handbags is perfect for busy women and followers of fashion looking for accessories that are both smart and stylish. The label makes a point of combining trends with a practical aspect by offering goods that can fit in with our busy lives and that can be adapted to suit our needs, like the ethno-chic CosmoPolitan handbag which ingeniously doubles as a practical belt bag. As for the label’s signature Night&Day handbag, it provides a splendidly glamorous touch and you can change covers in just a click to match your outfit or your mood.

Combining design and quality On the design front, these are contemporary items whose super-modern lines are drawn by the designer herself. Raffaella also takes great pride in the high quality of each product. 70

The label works with craftsmen of renowned expertise and each handbag is entirely made by hand in the workshops located in the heart of Tuscany. A designer by trade, Raffaella increasingly works with wellknown artists and likes to think of each model as a real form of expression.

International appeal Present at Milan Fashion Week last September, De Marquet made its début among the biggest names in fashion and leather ware. An event of such a size enabled the label to make itself known on the international stage. Working together with the prestigious DPA Gifting Suite from Los Angeles, De Marquet won over Hollywood stars and now they too are fans of the famous Night&Day collection. Keeping up the momentum, De Marquet is back in the Gifting Suite in early 2019 at the Golden Globes.


Maximum Well-being What is luxury, if you don‘t have the time to enjoy it? Maura Wasescha

Luxury means not having to be concerned with its practical matters, but to be able to enjoy the perfect moment in the company of family or friends. Totally free of worry, knowing that in the background there is a team who will fulfill all your wishes. This is why Maura Wasescha doesn’t just have exclusive properties for sale or rent. Maura Wasescha does more. She offers the perfect luxury service, so that the magic of the moment becomes timeless enjoyment.

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French elegance from

Valerian Hughes Does your wardrobe need livening up with a few strong pieces that will give you a self-confident and smart look? Valerian Hughes, an artist at heart and a renowned designer will be delighted to welcome you in his Parisian studio. By Caroline Garros - Photos Xavibes / Guadeloupe La Belle / Miss Guadeloupe

Design of the times Valerian is one of those passionate designers who are always on the lookout for new ideas to satisfy a highly demanding clientèle. Having cut his teeth with Christian Lacroix, Yves Saint Laurent and Paco Rabanne, a few years ago Valerian decided to launch his own label to really give free rein to his inexhaustible inspiration and put together collections

that are modern, stunning and exclusive. Nestled in the very heart of Paris, his showroom gives pride of place to chic items that are both contemporary and timeless. Bustier dresses, leather jackets, silk blouses and dainty tops - the label makes high-end clothing whose refined lines have attracted many clients in Paris and around the world.

Made-in-France quality Convinced that the key to quality and style lies in the materials used, Valerian makes a point of only choosing the finest such as leather and silk – most of his collection is made from these. In his studio-boutique, the designer imagines and then brings to life limited series of clothing, all entirely handstitched. Detail is everything to Valerian and he pays metic-

ulous attention to each finish. In order to be able to create pieces that suit his clients down to the ground, Valerian also offers made-to-measure clothes. And since his clients are often busy businesswomen, he goes to their homes to take measurements and for fittings. And the latest good news is that, after repeated requests from clients, Valerian will soon be designing a men’s line too!





A PASSION FOR COLOUR Would you like to breathe new life into your leather ware? At Emilie Patine leather is reworked to restore its shine or even change its colour. We turn the spotlight on this little-known art. By Apolline Chaize - Photo © Delamain

Artisanal Art A designer and artist at heart, Emilie Chabanon tried patina work some 13 years ago, starting with the shoes of her friends and family. She soon fell in love with the whole, colourful process and finally decided to set up her own business: Emilie Patine. From the softest, velvety calfskin to python and ostrich and even fish-skin leather, she works with meticulous dexterity, imagination and passion. One of the few women to have carved a place in a very masculine profession, this talented artisan adds a touch of gentleness and femininity that makes all the difference.

Close relationships From her workshop in Place des Ternes in Paris, Emilie is now called upon by the finest bootmakers in the French capital but also delights in working on handbags, shoes, wallets and belts brought in by individual 74

clients. She chats with them over a coffee to find out exactly what they are looking for. It is a special moment in which to build up a trusting relationship that enables Emilie to really understand her clients’ wishes. What she appreciates most is seeing their satisfaction written all over their faces once she has completed the job.

Promising prospects After repeated requests, a few months ago Emilie launched a business range. Entirely made in France, it comprises a vanity case, a satchel and a cabin bag in virgin leather so she can add just the right patina to satisfy the most demanding of business men and women. Emilie is full of ideas for new projects and will soon be offering “ready-to-patina” court shoes. This original idea means the client can pick everything from the type of patina to the height of the heel. And in 2020 Emilie aims to open her own patina

school to pass on her inexhaustible passion to leather ware colleges and others starting out in the business.





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Authentiques Paris Made in France luxury accessories Any respectable dressing room should include accessories of the highest quality: clothes hangers made of wood or sheathed in leather, everything you need to look after your shoes, hat stands or dressing chairs. Authentiques Paris has just what you need to make your wardrobe something quite exceptional and offers a wide range of unique items. That should keep even the most demanding customer satisfied. By Quitterie Pasquesoone

High-end accessories Thanks to his unique skill set and his products of unparalleled quality, Laurent Gohe has worked with the top names in the world of luxury. Now his own label, Authentiques Paris, offers individual clients looking for high standards and refinement superbly designed, top-drawer accessories to complete their dressing rooms. Founded in 2016, the brand has already been called upon to add the finishing touches to wardrobes on luxury yachts, in the homes of stars and on private jets.

Exceptionally stylish bespoke hangers The flagship product of Authentiques Paris is the clothes hanger. It comes in all shapes and sizes, with a preference for saddle stitching and exotic leathers. Indeed, you have a choice of more than 200 shades of leather and types of wood so you can customise exactly as you please. Great attention to detail goes into the 76

manufacture of each product, along with the finest leathers, wood and other materials, to get that personal effect. The finishings (the colour of the leather, the stain of the wood and the hooks etc.) can also be altered to suit your requirements. What more effective or attractive way could there be to care for your favourite shirt, suit or evening gown?

A homage to French craftsmanship Entirely made in France, Authentiques Paris is immensely proud of the products it creates. Based in the Loire Valley and a perfect illustration of French know-how, aesthetics and craftsmanship, Authentiques Paris is a shining example of French artisan companies. And it can also be proud of the fact that it is perpetuating the profession and unique know-how of Franceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s craftsman skills thanks to an expertise renowned the world over.



Iconic designs From

Stefanie Bordon By Bordon rewrites the rules of leather goods with panache, offering us handbags in clear, structured forms. A modern and vivacious label, deliciously capturing the mood of the moment. By Caroline Garros

The tale of a passionate designer Founded by a young Dutch designer, By Bordon has come up with a collection of handbags that is both contemporary and original. After several years working as a designer for various renowned labels, Stefanie Bordon decided to make her dream come true and launch her own brand, inspired by her extensive travels around the world. A lover of fine materials, the designer takes her time to carefully select each of the leathers etc. she uses in each of her creations. She then thinks up a unique design for her bags whose distinctive DNA finds its inspiration in architecture from the world over. To bring her smart and elegant designs to life, Stefanie has surrounded herself by artisans who meticulously work each piece with passion.

A whole new collection After enjoying global success, By Bordon now offers its iconic “Charlee Bag” in a range of colours. Soft grey, nude, black and zebra print – there is something for every woman in this inspiring collection. Always on the lookout for new ideas, Stefanie has also designed a brand new model, the “Flower Bag” which we will get a glimpse of soon. And to satisfy its growing client base, By Bordon provides a customisation service so if you wish, you may have your initials in gold or silver on your bag. The label is currently working on a line of luxury cases to add a little extra glamour to your holidays or business trips. TO FIND OUT MORE WWW.BYBORDON.COM - INFO@BYBORDON.COM 78


The Lémé Paris

A hit bag that’s on the side of women We take a closer look at this ode to modern femininity and a pro-feminine accessory that is bang up to date. By Fiona Esther.A


ow aged 27, Natalia Diabira is the result of a rich and colourful cultural tale. Born of a Mauritanian father and French mother, she draws on her unusual multi-ethnic roots for inspiration. In fact, they are a fundamental part of her character traits such as an open-mindedness and a strong desire to fulfil her dreams. And this DNA is revealed in all its splendour in her first fashion collection for women and mums-to-be. It was while thinking about the accessory that is absolutely indispensable to women that Natalia had her lightbulb moment. In a stroke of genius she spotted a niche market that few have bothered to explore: the change bag. Too often classical – albeit practical – and rarely elegant, Natalia decided to dream up a product that would slot perfectly into women’s daily lives. Her aim was to come up with 80

a product that was “smart and fashionable, with or without a child”, something as unashamedly bold and glamorous as Natalia herself. Wanting the bag to be “feminine, original and practical”, Natalia began thinking up models that were the perfect combination of all three. The bags are made out of the finest hides and decorated with exotic leathers, using all the skill and expertise of French manufacturing. The edges are super-smart and the topstitching, painted over three times by hand, makes each model unique. As for the inside, it’s full of surprises for it is here that we find the hidden extras: a removable changing mat and a compartmented box with room for bottles and all those other essentials, luxuriously tucked away. The lémé bag is as individual as every woman, a homage to your hidden beauty, and definitely your friend.


Diamonds, Tanzanite Timeless Elegance

Mangalkhan, Floreal: (230) 696 5246 / (230) 686 5246 Cascavelle Mall, Flic en Flac: (230) 452 9018 / (230) 452 9019 Dias Pier Caudan Waterfront: (230) 210 1462 / (230) 210 1262 Richmond Hill, Grand Bay: (230) 269 1609 / (230) 269 1603 Custom made jewellery service (48-72 hours delivery possible, conditions apply) Mauritian are entitled to Duty Free with delivery at the airport. More details in shop.


Cuir Marin

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Ethical and aesthetic luxury Cuir Marin de France is a brand new business just starting out in Lyon, France. It specialises in eco-friendly high quality leather coming from the sea! It’s quite a challenge but Cuir Marin de France more than pulls it off with its range of vegetable tanned leather in stunning colours. Technique, know-how and shared values at the core of the project The hunt for sustainable and eco-friendly materials has become something of a priority in the labs of chemical and engineering schools. And  that’s certainly what brought Benjamin Malatrait, Gauthier Lefebure and Emmanuel Fourault together – that and a desire to promote the growth of eco-materials in the luxury goods market. So they combined their talents as curious and motivated

engineers and began two years of intensive R&D into the subject of marine leathers made from the skins of various types of fish. They worked with the French agro-food industry and restaurants to set up a virtuous supply cycle to transform their first skins into exoticlooking leathers. And they went even further; this young tannery has set up its own, 100% vegetable and chromefree tanning process. A  special recipe enables them to obtain inodorous, hypo-allergenic and recyclable leathers.


Quality and style These leathers have huge potential within the luxury goods world. They provide a real and original, supple and strong alternative to cowhide. And they also offer a completely environmentally-friendly alternative to exotic leathers. The grains, textures and colours change depending on the species and the results are always surprising. Thanks to their manufacturing secrets, the tannery has developed dyes that are both perfectly uniform and repeatable.

The unparalleled quality of these unusual leathers has already won over major players in the worlds of luxury goods, watchmaking and leather goods. Backed in particular by the Centre Technique du Cuir and already the recipients of numerous awards for innovation, the trio has no plans to rest on its laurels. In January it will present a particularly inspiring collection of dyes and new leathers!


Li Bingbing, famous Chinese Actress and global brand ambassador of Carl F. Bucherer and Sascha Moeri, CEO, photographed at the Carl F. Bucherer Boutique Opening, September 20, 2018 in Hong Kong, China. (PPR/Carl F. Bucherer)

Special moments for

Carl F. Bucherer in its anniversary year

A number of milestones have made 2018 a very special anniversary year for Carl F. Bucherer and attracted a lot of attention for the brand. One such milestone was when the brand seamlessly linked the digital and analogue worlds in Asia by launching the first exclusive Carl F. Bucherer online boutique with China’s biggest retailer, the online platform, and opening a new monobrand boutique in Hong Kong shortly after. For the opening ceremony, CEO Sascha Moeri and Global Brand Ambassador and actress Li Bingbing cut the symbolic ribbon to officially open the new store. During his speech at the glamorous gala dinner, CEO Sascha Moeri told the 200 guests present: “The opening of this store is a key milestone in the expansion of our brand in Asia. At the end of 2017, we only had around 100 points of sale. This number will have increased to over 150 physical stores and one online boutique by the end of 2018.” Emily Tang, Jimy Tang, Li Bingbing, famous Chinese Actress and global brand ambassador of Carl F. Bucherer, Sascha Moeri, CEO and Jerry Tsang photographed at the Carl F. Bucherer Boutique Opening, September 20, 2018 in Hong Kong, China. (PPR/Carl F. Bucherer)



The Heritage Tourbillon Double Peripheral by Carl F. Bucherer

Limited anniversary edition - the Heritage Tourbillon Double Peripheral - a Tribute to 130 Years of “Made of Lucerne” Watchmaking Heritage The perfect end to Carl F. Bucherer’s anniversary year came in the form of a new limited-edition timepiece that the brand presented together with Tourneau and Hodinkee in New York at the end of October. Speaking at the press conference, Sascha Moeri said: “The Heritage Tourbillon Double Peripheral Limited Edition is the embodiment of 130 years of sophistication at  Carl F.  Bucherer. We are proud of this exceptional timepiece, which is a tribute to our long tradition and at the same time heralds the arrival of a new

range of products: the Heritage collection.” The first model from the new collection is limited to 88 pieces in a tribute to the year in which the Carl F. Bucherer brand was founded the cosmopolitan and internationally renowned luxury watch manufacturer was established in 1888 in Lucerne, in the heart of Switzerland. The new timepiece reflects the golden luster of the baroque city itself, with an elaborately finished 42.50 mm, 18-karat rose gold case. Its shape and the design of the dial, featuring a sunburst finish and milled rings

decorating its periphery, paired with striking diamond-shaped indices, were inspired by various vintage watch models from the 1960s. Another homage to the birthplace of Carl F. Bucherer is the movement bridge crafted in 18-karat white gold, which features a hand-engraved cityscape of Lucerne. It covers the entire back of the movement, with the exception of the tourbillon. At the heart of the Heritage Tourbillon Double Peripheral Limited Edition is the in-house CFB T3000 caliber, featuring a tourbillon and an automat-

ic winding system that are both mounted peripherally. The tourbillon is regarded as a highlight of the art of watchmaking and, in their latest caliber, the designers and watchmakers at Carl F. Bucherer have succeeded in giving it a floating appearance. The cage of the minute tourbillon is supported peripherally – and invisible to the viewer – by three ball bearings. The Heritage Tourbillon Double Peripheral Limited Edition has a power reserve of 65 hours and is a certified chronometer.

Prestige and renown thanks to partnership with the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie

Carl F. Bucherer: Official Partner of the FHH (PPR/Carl F. Bucherer)

The Lucerne watch manufacturer also took the opportunity to announce its partnership with the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH) to the press and friends of the brand in New York. Carl F. Bucherer had already been given the honour of joining the FHH’s exclusive circle of Perimeter brands thanks to its outstanding achievements and constant

watchmaking innovation. “Now, with our official partnership, we are strengthening this commitment, and look forward to making an important contribution to upholding the traditions of haute horlogerie and the exchange of information in the sector,” said Sascha Moeri.



KOENIG fit for a King!



What if the ultimate definition of luxury is not simply wearing earclips designed just for you, but also having them bespoke tailored to fit each ear? That’s the kind of attention which sets Koenig apart.


oenig, that is the founder Ewald König who, after working with the likes of Cartier, decided to open his own boutique in St. Moritz in 1985, and Roger, his son who almost went into law but fortunately for Koenig’s clients, became a goldsmith instead. Together they form a team that has earned a loyal following among the many international visitors of the ski resort. BUT SERIOUSLY….each ear? “ Sometimes one earlobe might be slightly thinner than the other and that makes all the difference”, explains Roger. “ During an evening, women often slip off their earclips and pop them into their clutch. I want women

to wear ours all night and even forget to take them off when they go to bed”. The Koenig boutique in the heart of St. Moritz is a cornucopia of delights – Roger’s designs range from the bold to the bucolic with a dash of Art Deco for good measure. As well as original designs, they also work on bespoke projects for clients. Many pieces have become iconic – such as the late Gianni Agnelli’s famous “over the cuff” watches designed by Ewald. Roger finds his inspiration everywhere. Sometimes the stone inspires the piece, as with the Grão de Café series, sometimes he hunts out the right

gemstones to suit a design he has come up with. Either way, each piece has to be perfect, which is why they are manufactured exclusively in the company’s own workshop; and if your bespoke earclips need a perfect fitting, Koenig will measure your earlobes and tailor your jewellery to perfection. Apart from the company’s second boutique in Zurich there are no plans for a chain of Koenig stores; as Roger explains, what makes the company so special is the individual attention clients receive – exclusivity cannot be franchised. FOR MORE INFORMATION: WWW.KOENIGJEWELLERY.COM 87



Hublot’s CollEge du LEman

Big Bang

an iconic limited edition timepiece


Hublot has designed a unique limited-edition timepiece for the Collège du Léman to celebrate the partnership between the two prestigious establishments. Only 20 of the stunning bespoke watches have been made. But the partnership goes beyond the design, giving students at the elite international school access to a highly attractive area of expertise. By Apolline Chaize - Photos Johann Sauty


A cutting-edge design in the Collège du Léman colours The Collège du Léman Big Bang is the latest chapter in a partnership that began with watch manufacturer Hublot installing a superb clock in the school’s gymnasium and sponsoring its sports teams. The exclusive timepiece displays Hublot’s core values of precision, outstanding quality and devotion to its craft. Only 20 of these bespoke watches have been made. Each one is engraved and numbered, has a diameter of 44 mm and features a steel case set off by a midnight blue ceramic bezel. The iconic royal blue of the dial was inspired by the serene waters of Lake Geneva.

Beyond the Big Bang But the partnership between Hublot and the Collège du Léman is about more than a stunning design. It is about strategy and expertise. For the Collège du Léman, with its multi-cultural student population, it is vital that its partners set an example. Pupils can learn a huge amount about strategy, values and ethics from watchmakers Hublot (LVMH Group) - and the brand’s inspirational high-profile Ambassadors, which include Usain Bolt, Lang Lang, Chelsea FC and Ferrari, help cement the connection.

Collège du Léman Head “honoured” For Thomas Schädler, the Director General of the Collège du Léman, the partnership with Hublot has a lot to offer: “Hublot has been the school’s Official Timekeeper for over a year now. We’re honoured to be associated with a firm we have so much in common with. With this initiative, we’re not seeking to emphasize the aura of luxury often promoted by the watch industry, but Hublot’s DNA as an innovative brand with a strong sports presence. We will be extending the partnership with a series of events over the course of the year.”




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ounded in 1987, Adamas Ltd is the largest jewellery retailer in Mauritius exposing more than 20,000 pieces daily. Certified by international laboratories : GIA, HRD, IGI & EGL, Adamas has a large selection of loose diamonds from 0.10 carats to 3 carats & from “D flawless” to “J I1”, in round, oval, pear, and other diamond shapes. For jewellery gold, silver, & platinum mostly set with precious stones and/ or diamonds and/or pearls are presented; purely precious metal designs are also available in gold or silver. Adamas Ltd provides a customized jewellery service with between 24 to 72hrs delivery depending on the model. Also available: different shapes and sizes of loose Tanzanite, precious & semi-precious stones and fancy coloured diamonds (yellow, cognac,black, etc.). Diamonds of more than 3 carats are available upon request, as well as any large size precious stones. Attached to the Floreal shop; a museum documenting the history of diamond cutting in Mauritius and a presentation of the nature of the industry of diamonds with both traditional and new methods. 90

Visitors to the premises can actually meet with some of the diamond cutters from the factory who can explain the manufacturing process from start to finish through a guided tour. With a bilingual and qualified staff, Adamas assures you quality service & a quality product, with certificates from world laboratories, fine brands represented, and an internationally respected reputation. Adamas Ltd represents a large selection of luxury Swiss watch brands such as Ulysse Nardin, Girard Perregaux, Panerai, Franck Muller, Montblanc, Oris, Raymond Weil, Movado, Maurice Lacroix, & Victorinox; Designer watches from global fashion brands are also available, as well as accessories such as watch straps, watch winders, jewelry boxes, from brands like Wolf & Hirsch. Adamas is also the sole representative of Montblanc in Mauritius, carrying the full range of pens, leather goods, cufflinks, watches, jewellery and other accessories in all of our shops. Adamas also represents the prestigious French jewellery brand FRED.




More bookings than last year Managing Director Michel Loris-Melikoff offers a preview of innovations at Baselworld 2019.

Baselworld: Mr Loris-Melikoff, you are quite new as the head of Baselworld. Are the concepts for Baselworld 2019 equally new and fresh? I certainly hope so! The feedback that my team and I have received from the industry about our ideas for the coming year has been very positive and bookings are likewise developing better than last year.

can also be used for events in the evenings. “The Loop” will offer several new catering options directly in hall 1.1. The independent watchmakers of “Les Ateliers” likewise get a new stage: they can now be found in Hall 1.0 South. We are also developing events for dealers. And Baselworld will open for journalists one day prior to its official opening… The objective is to strengthen the fair’s event, communication and marketing character. Baselworld must be a unique experience that’s newly surprising and different each year. We still have some time ahead of us before Baselworld 2019, so several additional concepts will also be added. We’ll provide more details about them in the coming weeks and months.

Baselworld: What specific items will be new at Baselworld 2019? Plenty! An important goal is to strengthen the jewellery area. That’s why it will be much more centrally positioned in Hall 1.2, where it will also have a genuine visitor magnet: a Show Plaza with a spectacular 240° catwalk. There will be three live shows per day on the catwalk, which

Baselworld: How are these concepts developed? In close coordination with our exhibitors. Three or four visits with customers each day are not unusual at the moment. I want the people to get to know me as a person and I want to get to know them personally too. Moreover, there are committees and events for exhibitors


in Germany, France and Italy, where we present and candidly discuss our concepts – as peers and equal partners. We listen very carefully to learn exactly what exhibitors and dealers desire, what would be good, what they felt was missing and, of course, we also have our own ideas and we want to try things out. What’s very important for me is: we want to design Baselworld not only for the global watch and jewellery industry, but also and above all with the industry. And here I mean the whole industry, not just the luxury sector. Baselworld: How are you responding to the digitization of the markets? Today’s market needs a totally different Baselworld than it needed ten years ago. Some companies nowadays “tick” almost exclusively digitally. The topic of digitization is accordingly at the top of our list. Among other things, we are also developing a new communications strategy that works with innovative formats such as digital chatbots to provide the brands with a year-round stage for their products. But digitization will

and must take place and show itself in many other areas as well. We are in the process of developing new ideas here too. Baselworld: Catering, overnight stays, stand fees, admission prices: these have long been a bone of contention for many people. That’s true. Expenses crossed the pain threshold for many people in past years. That’s why we intend to sit down at a table with all participants and find a satisfactory solution. Our negotiations with hoteliers and restaurateurs make it clear that this will succeed. With regard to stand rentals, we have already modified the fees in past years and we’ll continue to modify them selectively in 2019 to reduce expenses for our exhibitors. We’ll likewise rethink the admission prices and adjust them downward, if possible.



“A custom jewel makes a woman’s beauty truly complete.” Andreas Gmur

A custom jewel

that fulfils your dreams, wishes and desires What if a jewel was more than just a beautiful object? What if it could sum up your personality? Andreas Gmur shuns serial production, working with each client to co-create superb one-of-a-kind custom jewels. By Caroline Garros

A passion rooted in family tradition Andreas Gmur inherits his love of precious stones and jewels, his perfectionism and his instinctive grasp of the difference a minute adjustment will make from his grandfather, a diamond cutter and master jeweler. Even as a young child, Andreas had an eye for beauty. He was fascinated with art and architecture and loved painting. His career initially took him in another direction: he worked in industry and marketing, before becoming a consultant. Then, in his early forties, he decided to retrain 94

at Paris’ famous Haute École de Bijouterie Joaillerie, from which he graduated brilliantly. Now he had the skills and qualifications to carry on the family tradition. After working as a subcontractor for some of the best-known names in the business, Andreas launched his own brand, Jewelry Andreas Gmur, combining exclusive high-end jewel-making with a bold new concept.

A unique co-creative approach JAG offer clients custom jewels that fulfil their dreams, wishes and conscious or unconscious desires. Andreas Gmur believes that having a jewel made should

be a totally unique experience, so he has devised a co-creative approach, working directly with clients and involving them at every stage of the process to design jewels that crystallize their life-story and sum up their personality - jewels that will accompany them on their journey through life. When you arrive, you are ushered into a quiet studio, secluded from the hurly-burly of everyday life. Here, the jeweler’s craft is sublimated into art. Over many conversations, a draft design of the jewel gradually emerges as Andreas translates your ideas into sketches. Nothing is left to chance: every minute detail is discussed.

Then, standing at his easel, he paints an artist’s impression of what the finished jewel will look like, while you watch. Finally, the artist turns craftsman and brings to life the stunning jewel you have designed - a signature piece that expresses your innermost thoughts and reminds you of significant moments in your life.


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Chronographs for our times Singer Reimagined’s contemporary chronographs combine eye-catching design with revolutionary engineering. They are a must for anyone who loves beautiful machines. By Caroline Garros

Enthusiasm and expertise The idea for Singer Reimagined was born when Rob Dickinson, the founder of Singer Vehicle Design, met well-known watch designer Marco Borraccino. After bonding over their shared passion for cars, watches and design, they set themselves the challenge of reinventing haute horlogerie. They knew that to create truly extraordinary timepieces, they would need to break with conventions and give a free rein to their imaginations. As well as bold thinking, it would take dedication and hard work. When famous Swiss watchmaker Jean Marc Wiederrecht came on board, the project started to become a reality. Today, a hand-picked team of specialists selected for their 96

commitment, exacting standards and meticulous attention to detail are devoting themselves to making these fabulous watches, developing models that look terrific and are superbly functional and intuitive to use.

Award-winning design Singer Reimagined’s contemporary chronographs are marvels of technology that break with tradition and have brought a breath of fresh air to the watchmaking industry. Inspired by the finest chronographs of the 1960s and 1970s, the designs give pride of place to the stopwatch function and are powered by a radically new movement that took the brand’s partner Agenhor a decade to develop. All the chronograph

functions are located in the central part of the dial, while the time of day is displayed just inside the rim, with the aid of two rotating discs. Equal attention is paid to detail with the watchstrap: each strap is made to measure in the customer’s choice of materials and detailing, to make sure customers are delighted with absolutely every aspect of their watch. The stunning visual design and technical excellence of these chronographs have met with acclaim from the horological industry. The sleek Hong Kong Edition was dubbed “Best Chronograph of the Year” at the 2018 edition of the GHPG awards, recompensing Singer Reimagined’s creativity and expertise just 18 months after the brand was launched.


3 AM AT GALERIES LAFAYETTE with Ilona Smet After Monica Bellucci, Laetitia Casta, Jessica Chastain and Vanessa Paradis, it is now the turn of Ilona Smet, the new top model to keep an eye on, to fly by night under the dome of the legendary Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann. A fairy tale décor, exclusively for Blush.

Photographer: Sandra Fourqui Production: Grégory Ayoun Art Direction: Laure Delvigo Stylist: Aurore Donguy assisted by Juliette Lecuyer, Prune Gras and Benjamin Gaeng Make-up Artist: Ludovic Cadeo/ B agency Hair Stylist: Cyril Nanino/Atelier 68 Photographer’s Assistants: Jean-Baptiste Pereira and Marie Amelie Martin Special thanks to: Jérôme Salgues, Karine Lanctot and all the staff at Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann.


Blouse ZUHAIR MURAD - Shorts VILLALBA - Spotty tights FALKE - Shoes ELISABETTA FRANCHI - Belt STELLA MCCARTNEY - Earrings ISABELLE LANGLOIS -Watch KERBEDANZ Left shop mannequin bag PINEL & PINEL - Right shop mannequin bag DE MARQUET



Dress ELIE SAAB - Shoes CESARE PACIOTTI - Socks FALKE - Rings and necklace LAYONE

Black sequin dress MICHAEL KORS - Thigh-high boots CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN - Earrings KOENIG


Faux-fur coat MKT - Jumpsuit ASOS - Boots MAISON ERNEST - Necklace and ring STENZHORN - Watch LOUIS MOINET



THE ULTIMATE SHOPPING DESTINATION* Located in the heart of Paris nearby the Opera, the 70,000 square-meter flagship store, symbol of the Parisian elegance, of fers more than 3,500 brands from af fordable to the most prestigious references amongst which Cartier, Saint Laurent Paris, Christian Dior, Gucci, Céline, Van Cleef & Arpels, Longchamp, Fendi, Chloé, Prada, Rolex, Bulgari, Tif fany & Co, Givenchy, Moncler, Bottega Veneta, Valentino, Michael Kors, Burberry…

Situées en plein coeur de Paris, les Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann, symbole de l’élégance parisienne, s’étendent sur 70 000 m² et proposent plus de 3 500 marques, des plus abordables aux plus prestigieuses dont Cartier, Saint Laurent Paris, Christian Dior, Gucci, Céline, Van Cleef & Arpels, Longchamp, Fendi, Chloé, Prada, Rolex, Bulgari, Tif fany & Co, Givenchy, Moncler, Bottega Veneta, Valentino, Michael Kors, Burberry…

LEATHER GOODS In the heart of Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann, discover the space dedicated entirely to leather goods, where you will find a vast range of choices to suit all tastes and desires. Eclectic or classic, dazzling or discreet, essential or personal: such are the possible choices you will find when looking for the ideal bag...

LA MAROQUINERIE Au coeur des Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann, découvrez l’espace dédié à la maroquinerie où il vous sera proposé un vaste choix pour toutes les envies. Original ou traditionnel, coloré ou discret, in c o nto urnab l e o u c o nf i d e nt i e l s o nt au tant d e possibilités pour trouver votre sac idéal…

THE TERRACE It’s impossible to visit Paris without stopping to take in the incredible view from The Terrace at Galeries L afayet te Paris Haussmann. In the hear t of the capital, this peaceful haven is the ideal spot to enjoy a sweet or savoury break whatever the season.

LA TERRASSE Il est impossible de visiter Paris sans admirer la vue exceptionnelle qu’of fre la Terrasse des Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann. Au coeur de la Capitale, ce havre de paix est l’endroit idéal pour faire une pause gourmande sucrée ou salée à chaque saison.

SENSORY EXPERIENCES Make the most of your time in Paris to experience some unique event s in the hear t of the Op era district. Whether you love fashion, gastronomy or history, Galeries Lafayet te will cer tainly have an activity workshop for you. Book now on our website

DES EXPÉRIENCES SENSATIONNELLES Pro f i t ez d e vo t re s é j o ur à Paris p o ur v i v re d e s moments uniques au coeur du quartier de l’Opéra. Que vous soyez amateurs de mode, de gastronomie ou d’histoire, les Galeries Lafayette ont forcément une expérience à vous faire vivre. Réservez vite sur notre site


Open Monday through Saturday from 9.30 am to 8.30 pm and on Sunday from 11 am to 8 pm. Tel: +33 (0)1 42 82 36 40 - *La destination Mode For your health avoid eating too much fat, sugar and salt. / Pour votre santé, évitez de manger trop gras, trop sucré, trop salé.



Photographer: Thibault Breton

Art Direction: Laure Delvigo & Thibault Breton Styling: Laure Delvigo assisted by Clémence Phelip Digital Assistant & Post Production: Lilas Le Quellec Special thanks to Fred Pinel and Caroline Seban

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT TRUDON “Odalisque” Vaporiser ADRIAN COLIN Glass Artist “Rose Vaporiser” ADRIAN COLIN Collection “Effervescence” PINEL & PINEL Mini-malle “SNAKE” Exotic Skin Clutch bag, Black/Gold, with removable leather strap. Gold lamb interior Solid brass fittings Vintage glass and books DIPTYQUE “L’Elide” Candle JEAN BOGGIO ring “Vanitas c’est la vie!”

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT PINEL & PINEL “Janis M” Lambskin moiré bag Clutch bag, Gold lamb Geranium lamb interior Solid brass fittings Small red vintage glasses DAUM Amber Sand Candlestick by Christian Ghion Vintage Hourglass DAUM “Safran” Perfume Bottle

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT ADRIAN COLIN – “Black & White” Collection PINEL & PINEL – Mini-malle “WHITE” MANDARIN WHITE Calfskin, Lambskin interior Fittings in solid brass Ming dynasty vintage teacup

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT PINEL & PINEL – Mini-malle Moiré Lambskin Gold GOLD Lambskin GERANIUM Lambskin interior fittings in solid brass JEAN BOGGIO – “Vanitas c’est la vie!” cross brooch in polished silver TRUDON “Napoleon Cameo” Imperial Candle DAUM “Safran” Bowl LALIQUE “Points” Universal glasses by James Suckling, clear crystal

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT DIOR “Rose Dior Bagatelle” ring, large model in 18K white gold and diamonds DIOR “Skull Ring”, 18K white gold, diamonds and blue chalcedony TRUDON “The Bell” OLIVIER DURBANO Mala opal necklace PINEL & PINEL Mini-malle “GALUCHAT” Exotic Skin Handbag, Polished black shagreen with removable leather strap Purple lamb interior Solid brass fittings JEAN BOGGIO “Vanitas bleue c’est la vie!” Polished silver bracelet

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT PINEL & PINEL Mini-malle “PAPER” Lambskin Gold GOLD Lambskin GERANIUM Lambskin interior Solid brass fittings LALIQUE “Mossi” votive gold lustre Crystal DIPTYQUE “Amber” Candle PINEL & PINEL “LILY” bag – Black BLACK Line quilted Lambskin GERANIUM lambskin interior Solid brass chain strap LALIQUE “Mossi” votive gold lustre Crystal JEAN BOGGIO tree of life – gilt bronze sculpture, limited edition TRUDON “Abd El Kader” candle LALIQUE “Bacchantes” clear crystal Champagne Cooler KRUG Bottle of Champagne JEAN BOGGIO “Vanitas” tapestry for AUBUSSON Création



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septic interiors have become a little boring. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time for opulence and fantasy - but still in an elegant way. We personalise our interiors with colour and original touches to give them character. Terracotta is still the dominant colour, mixed with other shades of ochre and counterbalanced with blue or aubergine. Animals have the wind in their sails, as does velvet in terms of fabric. Geometric shapes, lots of natural or raw materials and ceramics. Blush provides you with an insight into the kind of dĂŠcor you will see over the next six months with a trip to the Maison & Objet fair. Enjoy!




The talent of Sylvain Mariat

and the expertise of Sebastien Barrau Sébastien Barrau is a man of extraordinary creativity who loves to surprise and innovate. He calls his work “technological art”. He renders unusual materials, such as Grade 5 titanium and NTPT carbon, sublime through processes borrowed from the field of aeronautics. With a solid grounding in metal-work in the aerospace, automobile and aeronautical industries, Sébastien Barrau makes bespoke pieces, drawing on the purchaser’s past. By Apolline Chaize

Technological feats Grade 5 titanium; the name of a high-tech material that, when laser-treated, reveals the most delicate colours. Sébastien brings this elevation to life through French, aeronautical know-how. “Technology becomes the vector for the manufacture of unique pieces of unparalleled style,” explains Sébastien. At the heart of this “technological art” is something he never forgets: a combi126

nation of his feelings and those of his client.

Titanium and precious metals It took Sébastien Barrau Manufacture two years of research to develop effective machining strategies and the process also led to many an incident giving rise to exciting discoveries. The result was a complete palette of effects. On top of this are added fine textures such as sycamore, ebony

and precious materials. It is thanks to a team of engineers passionate about technological performance that these atypical Sébastien Barrau creations come about.

Transmitting a unique work “For buyers, recounting key moments in their story or including their own past in an exceptional object is quite unusual,” explains Sébastien. In this lies the achievement of an

ambitious designer who sees his creations as “objects of transmission” between the generations. For Sébastien, this is what luxury is all about. He makes products of impeccable quality in order that his art may stand the test of time whether in the air, at sea or in a warm and inviting living room.






MALLETIER Vintage luxury Are you a fan of beautiful objects and do you appreciate those which have a touch of vintage mixed in with luxury? Then you will love the French company, Albatros-Malletier, whose luxury trunks and cases flirt with perfection. By Caroline Garros

Luxury – French-style

A deliciously vintage design

Albatros-Malletier makes a range of trunks and high-end luggage and cases for holidaying or business trips, as well as quite wonderful items designed to decorate the home. Each piece is painstakingly made with great attention to detail by French craftsmen and women whose passion and excellence shines through in all they do. From the screw in the hinge to the patent polished mahogany, Albatros makes it a point of honour to only use 100% French materials, thus ensuring their quality. Craftsmanship, a constant quest for perfection and quality materials; this is a company that obeys the rules of luxury to the letter and knows how to satisfy even the most demanding of clients. In fact, a luxury hotel on the Croisette in Cannes is so impressed with AlbatrosMalletier’s work it has just ordered a cigar trunk to install in its legendary premises.

Albatros-Malletier’s products are instantly recognisable because of their distinctive and original style and the vintage design is reminiscent of the sublime trunks of yesteryear. This is particularly noticeable with the classic Agatha collection and the elegant Hastings attaché case inspired by the works of Agatha Christie. This exceptional piece with its smart lines has become the brand’s signature product. And to top it all off, Albatros-Malletier proposes tailor-made products, entirely personalisable depending on the wishes, needs, logos and corporate colours of clients. Whether you want a timeless wardrobe, a splendid shoe case or a luxury whisky holder, Albatros-Malletier will adapt to suit you. Albatros-Malletier can now be viewed at BentleyBordeaux.



Chisel & Mouse

A Small World Filled With Big Ideas Buildings and cityscapes have captured the human imagination for millennia. Urban landscapes, with their heady mix of architecture, thoroughfares and parks, chart the course of history. They describe the ideals, visions and aspirations of numerous individuals, in a small world filled with big ideas. Pulsating and constantly growing, cities and their buildings are like living organisms, providing places of refuge, recreation, employment, learning and more. As curious beings, we explore, admire and enjoy the varied pleasures that cities have to offer. Indeed, we are so fascinated by architecture, many of us display examples of great buildings and cities in our homes, schools and offices. By Samantha King

Artisan and innovator

A meticulous copy

Chisel & Mouse is the combination of an artisan’s approach (the chisel) with modern innovation and transformative technologies (the mouse). By capturing life and its big ideas in miniature, the brand celebrates the beauty of our industrialised world.To make a scale model of a building or cityscape requires dexterity, artistry, a keen eye for detail and patience. At Chisel & Mouse, brothers Robert and Gavin Paisley have been casting and handcrafting exact physical representations of architectural landmarks and cityscapes since 2011. Every piece is a finely balanced sculpture and a remarkably faithful impression of an iconic building or city. Robert and Gavin strive to communicate and depict works that are aesthetically pleasing, thorough and honest in their presentation.

The sculptures made by Chisel & Mouse are just perfect if you are looking for something (perhaps a gift) that is unique and unusual. What’s more, they are greatly appreciated and admired by design aficionados and novices alike.The brand’s meticulous copies of famous buildings include the modernist Bauhaus Dessau by Walter Gropius, the brutalist Trellick Tower by Erno Goldfinger, and the art nouveau Helsinki Central Station by Gottlieb Eliel Saarinen. A number of limited edition models and miniature minis complete the handmade (signed and dated) collection. Among new additions you will find the acclaimed modern mid-century classic Farnsworth House, two stunning Nicholas Hawksmoor London churches and three classic architectural models by François Fouquet


from the Sir John Soane’s Museum collection The Chisel & Mouse models of Christ Church and St Mary Woolnoth are the company’s most complex pieces to date. In presenting the striking front elevation of each church, the models successfully capture the essence of Nicholas Hawksmoor’s imaginative English Baroque style. A homage to one of Robert and Gavin Paisley’s favourite architects, the Christ Church and St Mary Woolnoth models were a labour of love—it took the brothers a year to perfect the first model. Similar to the eye-catching church structures they embody, the models are artistic statement pieces that are a delight to behold.




Cityscapes For Chisel & Mouse, cities are a model-makers goldmine, offering a fascinating opportunity to explore and capture the urban landscape in three-dimensional form. With their cityscapes, Chisel & Mouse craft an artistic representation of the physical geography of a city, capturing in faithful detail its architecture, thoroughfares, parks and waterways. To produce its cityscapes, Chisel & Mouse use satellite data to create a digital model. This then forms the basis of a 3D printed version of the environment; traditional moulding and plaster casting then come in to play and the digital– handmade cityscape is crafted. Accurate to the nearest metre,


cityscapes are scaled at 1: 5000 and capture an area of 1.5 km x 1.5 km. There are nine detailed cityscape models in Chisel & Mouse’s Classic Series to date, including the City of London, Manhattan’s southern tip and the area around Venice’s Grand Canal. For variations on the cityscape series, there is the Blue River Series, in which a brilliant blue hue highlights each city’s waterways, and the Large Cityscape Series, larger models of London and New York. Finally, a bespoke service from Chisel & Mouse is the perfect solution for people looking for architectural models of a celebrated building, a private residence or a much loved city. WWW.CHISELANDMOUSE.COM @CHISELANDMOUSE

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Souvenirs d’Avenir by

Jean-Marie Périer from carefree hippy days to the glittering nineties It is arguably the biggest exhibition of the season: celebrated photographer, Jean-Marie Périer, is showing more than 300 pictures in Paris, including some 100 never seen before, covering subjects from the Rolling Stones to Tom Ford. This exceptional retrospective is being held in a suitably stunning setting – the rooftop of the Grande Arche in Paris’s Défense neighbourhood. “Souvenirs d’Avenir” (“Future Memories”) covers two decades, tinged with light-heartedness and a touch of show time, as freedom sets the tone for a delightful insouciance and prolific creativity. Roll tape. By Laure Delvigo







The Sixties


“Exhibiting your photos is a great privilege, but there may be many reasons for doing so: your ego, a desire for renown or recognition from your peers for example. I have just one reason and that is to give pleasure to others. Because I am well aware that in France, as elsewhere in the world, those who come to my exhibitions are often looking to recapture their youth. If I had simply immortalised magnificent bouquets of flowers, I’m not sure people would come to admire my “huge” talent. Others want to dream of a period they never knew, moved by nostalgia for a time filled with freedom, insouciance and a naivety we’ve since lost. It was a blessed time during which I worked seriously at things that I don’t think were. “My lucky break was in meeting Daniel Filipacchi, the inventor of the magazine Salut les copains. Thanks to him, for a dozen years I had limitless means and unbridled freedom. I could suggest anything that popped into my head; no artist ever refused me anything or even asked to see the photo before publication. The trust they placed in me was total and my aim was to show them off to their best so that adolescents in France in the Sixties could decorate their rooms with shots of these artists they felt so close to although they were so far away. “It has to be said that only the young and the beautiful posed before my lens. We were the same age, but it was they who took me into their adventure and I will never forget that they would all have achieved success without me while me, without them…

It was a carefree time, as Eddie Barclay said: “We did more show than business.” Yesterday didn’t matter, tomorrow didn’t exist; there was only today.”

The Nineties “After 10 years in the United States making publicity films, I was beginning to seriously pine for France when my sister, Anne-Marie, called me from Paris. “You just need to become a photographer again. Look me up,” she said. She had, in fact, been running Elle magazine for more than 20 years. And that’s how I got back into the studio and began working with people from the world of fashion. “Curiously, the rock stars of yesteryear were now family guys and dress designers had become the new rock stars. No-one lived like Saint Laurent, Karl Lagerfeld or Jean Paul Gaultier. They soon accepted me and I soon found the same liberty that I had enjoyed in the Sixties. In fact since the world of fashion was besotted with freedom and a love of art, I was able to get right back into my old habits of staging photos. Reality never having been my thing, I threw myself with pleasure into the world of fashion designers because on top of the fantasy and insolence of musicians they added an obsession for taste and elegance. “So this exhibition retraces the two periods of my life as a photographer: the Sixties on the one hand and the Nineties on the other. I don’t know if that makes a body of work, but in any case, it was worth living.”



Freeze frame What does it mean to be a human while technological progress is become ever more invasive with tension between what’s public and what’s private, online and offline and when the lines between virtual life and daily life are becoming blurred? What is the relationship between our personal identity and our virtual identity? “Touch Me”, the first edition of the Strasbourg Biennale, or Biennale d’Art Contemporain de Strasbourg, invites us to question the way in which our communication channels influence us. We freeze the frame with Point of View, a work by Berliner, Aram Bartholl. By Laure Delvigo


s masterful as it is minimalist, Point of View questions the current paradigm shift of perspective. What is the role of the hand-held screen framing our daily life? How has gaming shaped the representation of our digital self? Over the past 100 years, screens have moved ever closer to our eyes. Most people today spend an increasingly significant amount of time looking at their Smartphone screen rather than that of their computer or television (not to mention the silver screen). Games have been a key driver in the growth of the digital culture over the past 40 years. The first person (or subjective) view popularised by computer games such as Doom and Duke Nukem has now entered the real world with the growing popularity of mounted cameras. Users of GoPro and

Google Glass generate a constant stream of pictures with their hands in view like a digital avatar. A whole range of digital glasses are about to enter the market. The Oculus Rift headset promises to give the classic idea of cyberspace an immersive reality, while others extend their body in public with the help of a selfie stick. Is view now leaving our body? Is the picture frame doomed to extinction? After Talk to Me at the MoMA, New York’s Museum of Modern Art, (2011) and Hyperpavillion at the Venice Biennale (2017), Point of View counts among the major exhibits of “Touch Me”, inviting each of us to reflect, to stop for a short moment and observe, press the pause button on our frenetic lives and get a little perspective.





Jean-Michel Basquiat - Horn Players 1983



The Louis Vuitton Foundation showcases

Jean-Michel Basquiat and Egon Schiele The Louis Vuitton Foundation is holding two exhibitions celebrating the life and works of two major figures of 20th century art: Jean-Michel Basquiat and Egon Schiele. The institution wanted to promote these artists whose careers may have been short but had an immediate and lasting impact. By Laure Delvigo



Egon Schiele - Self-Portrait 1912

Giving modern design a historic perspective Twenty-eight; that is the age at which Jean-Michel Basquiat and Egon Schiele saw their lives cut short. And yet their artistic output, accumulated in a decade, was prolific, marked by an incredible lust for life and a rejection of established forms. The Louis Vuitton Foundation has created two separate visitor journeys to respect the different contexts for the works. For Egon Schiele it was Vienna of the 1900s, and for Jean142

Michel Basquiat, New York at the beginning of the 1980s. While the one was steeped in the artistic and cultural maelstrom created by the Vienna Secession, the other conveyed the underground vitality of the city that never sleeps.

Egon Schiele: a monograph of a historic artist This is the first time the institution has devoted a monograph to a “historic” artist - Egon Schiele. Fascinated by distorting bodies, the tragic

impression of existence and introspection, the Austrian painter, poet and drawer produced some 300 paintings and several thousand drawings. Here visitors can admire 120 of his works in more than 600 m² of pool-level galleries. The journey takes you through four rooms, following the concept of line and its development in the artist’s work: the ornamental line, the expressionist line, the combined line, fragmented and amputated.


Jean-Michel Basquiat - Untitled 1981

Jean-Michel Basquiat: a fresh take on drawing as an artistic concept The Louis Vuitton Foundation has rarely offered such an indepth retrospective of a single artist. An exception has been made for Jean-Michel Basquiat, one of the most significant artists of the 20th century. From 1980 to 1988 he created more than 135 key works. On the menu is a presentation of unusual groups of works and several collaborations between the artist and Andy Warhol. We owe Jean-Michel Basquiat a fresh

take on drawing as an artistic concept, along with his habit of using cut and paste and his creation of new areas of reflection. The exhibition is spread over 2,500 m² and all four floors of the Frank Gehry building, with a visit organised chronologically or by themed groupings of works. The two exhibitions form part of one of the four major lines of the Louis Vuitton Foundation Collection: the subjective vision and expressionism of the artist. Not to be missed.



New at Flaine! An open-air museum Classed as “Architectural Heritage of the 20th Century”, the ski resort of Flaine is particularly noted for such stunning constructions as the ecumenical chapel (graded a Historic Monument) and its gravity-defying “Le Flaine” hotel complex. The soul of this resort in the Grand Massif is to be found in the play on lights coming from the surrounding peaks as they strike the façades of buildings cut like diamonds. Stroll around a little and the resort gradually turns into an open-air museum in which monumental works are on display such as Picasso’s La Tête de Femme, Le Boqueteau by Jean Dubuffet and Victor Vasarely’s Les Trois Hexagones. By Laure Delvigo



Head to the track and test your skills As a winter sports resort, Flaine is diversifying its leisure and cultural activity offers. There are plenty of opportunities for filling up on adrenalin in the programme – such as taking a lesson in driving on ice. This unusual activity offers a chance to have fun as you try to handle braking and skidding around tricky corners and put your foot down on the longest ice track in France (1.1 km). Learning how to drive on ice is fun and also useful; afterwards you will feel more at ease behind the wheel of your own car when the temperature drops below zero. This activity is only offered in two resorts in the whole of France and some leading Formula 1 and Formula E drivers regularly have a go!

Also in Flaine…. The Perdrix Noire, voted the “Best European Resort Restaurant of 2008” at the Great Skiing and Snowboarding Awards, has breath-taking views Flaine is part of the Grand Massif, the fifth biggest skiing area in France. It comprises five resorts, including the charming Les Carroz just down the slope, 143 marked pistes and 67 ski lifts linking them. The ski area has something for everyone, from first-timers to seasoned experts.


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Mulsanne W.O. Edition by Mulliner

An exceptional, limited edition As Bentley comes up to its centenary in 2019, the sumptuous Mulsanne W.O. Edition by Mulliner will be unveiled to the public at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (August 24-26). An edition limited to just 100 models, this exclusive car is a homage to Bentley’s founding father. By Apolline Chaize

W.O. Bentley’s 8 Litre In 1930, Walter Owen Bentley designed his last model: the 8 Litre. Bentley Motors would mark the British motor dynasty with this, the most splendid and luxurious car of its time. With a straight-six engine and a capacity of 7,983 cc, the 8 Litre was unveiled as the finest “town carriage” of the time.

Bespoke by Bentley In 2019 it will be the Mulsanne W.O. Edition by Mulliner limited series which will showcase the wealth of talent at Bentley Motors. Combining luxury and performance, this model will display all of Bentley’s prow146

ess in terms of innovation and craftsmanship skills. Made by hand, this flagship model is renowned as the most beautiful in the world.

A chapter in Bentley’s history The Mulsanne W.O. Edition by Mulliner draws on the design lines of the 8 Litre. The interior displays a range of exquisite features inspired by luxury living in the 1930s – key to which is the Mulliner illuminated cocktail cabinet. Through a window in the cabinet’s veneered tray you will spy a piece of the crankshaft from W.O. Bentley’s own 8 Litre. Rarely has a collector’s car had such presence, in part due to the quality of materials used:

Fireglow and Fireglow Heritage leather, lambskin mats, marquetry and a chromed radiator and grill.

British expertise Created in 1919, the principle founder, W.O. Bentley’s goal was “to build a fast car, a good car, the best in its class”. Today, Bentley Motors produces the most sought-after luxury cars in the world. It is renowned for its exceptional craftsmanship and state-of-the-art engineering. Bentley is most definitely one of those symbols of the superior quality of British manufacturing.

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Paris by bike

a one-day tour for cognoscenti Imagine you’re the proud owner of a new bicycle, and you have just one day in Paris. Forget the Eiffel Tower! Hop on your gleaming metal steed and join us on an insider’s tour. To delve out the French capital’s best-kept secrets, we tracked the cognoscenti to their favourite haunts - an exclusive sports club in an atmospheric setting, a discreet cinema lounge, a characterful cocktail bar and a chic eatery. Here are our suggestions for a perfect day in Paris. By Quitterie Pasquesoone



Squash at the Société Sportive du Jeu de Paume This has to be one of the most exclusive squash clubs in Paris. Located in splendid premises on the top floor of a block in the Rue Lauriston, between the Arc de Triomphe and the Trocadéro, the Club du Jeu de Paume de Paris was founded in 1908 and is home to one of the last two remaining real tennis courts in the Paris area (the other is at the Château de Fontainebleau). Known only to a privileged few, but open to non-members, the club’s facilities comprise four squash courts, one real tennis court, a gym and a restaurant, all beneath a fabulous glass roof thirty metres above your head. OPEN DAILY SOCIÉTÉ SPORTIVE DU JEU DE PAUME & DE RACQUETS 74 TER RUE LAURISTON 75016 PARIS FRANCE +33 (0)1 47 27 46 86

Tea and a movie at the Salon du Panthéon The Cinéma du Panthéon is one of the oldest cinemas still operating in Paris. Its regular screenings of independent films make it a favourite with movie buffs. And what better place for a long conversation about film - or for a light lunch or tea and a slice of crumble -

than the lounge above the cinema? So tucked away it’s easy to miss, the Salon du Panthéon feels like a home from home, with its vintage furniture and comfortable sofas - a decor entirely designed by Catherine Deneuve and Christian Sapet. OPEN MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS FROM 12.30 P.M. TO 7.00 P.M. SALON DU PANTHÉON 13, RUE VICTOR COUSIN 75005 PARIS FRANCE +33 (0)1 56 24 88 80

Cocktails at the Hôtel Particulier Montmartre No one will find you here unless you want them to... Le Très Particulier, the cocktail bar of the Hôtel Particulier Montmartre, is the perfect place to sip champagne away from the bustle of the city, in a haven of green that recalls the countryside in the heart of Montmartre. Only those in the know realize the bar is there, masked by lush greenery. Inside, the barman mixes excellent house cocktails from behind a leather-covered bar, in a sumptuously cosy decor. A place to linger in. OPEN DAILY LE TRÈS PARTICULIER (BAR OF THE HÔTEL PARTICULIER) 23, AVENUE JUNOT 75018 PARIS FRANCE +33 (0)1 53 41 81 40 WWW.HOTEL-PARTICULIER-MONTMARTRE.COM

Dinner at Masha - a quintessentially Parisian experience From the Place du Trocadéro, pedal a short way down the Avenue Kléber, in Paris’ elegant 16th arrondissement. At number 85, you’re in for a wonderful surprise. In addition to a fresh take on fine dining, a trendy bar with a party atmosphere, and an elegant terrace, Masha offers brunch and cookery classes. Chef Takahiro Matsumoto, who trained with some of France’s greatest names, including Pierre Gagnaire and the Hotel Bristol’s Eric Frechon, has concocted a menu that combines elements of French and Japanese cuisines. Always packed with a clientele of gourmets, Masha is a slice of Paris that manages to be both typical and alternative. We love it!

cision. Built to suit the rider’s individual body shape and fully customizable, they are superbly comfortable. They are entirely made in France, from top-quality materials - steel for the frame, naturally, and vegetable-tanned leather, for which a range of plants are used to produce rich, deep colours. Virtually artworks, these bicycles are truly in a class of their own. To order one of these beauties, you can’t just walk into a shop. You’ll need to visit Maison Tamboite’s private showroom next to its workshops in the heart of the Rue Saint-Nicolas (12th arrondissement). This is the cycling equivalent of haute couture. MAISON TAMBOITE PARIS 20 RUE SAINT-NICOLAS 75012 PARIS - FRANCE +33 (0)1 40 21 94 18 WWW.MAISONTAMBOITE.FR


On a bicycle made for you... by Maison Tamboite To skim around Paris with truly Parisian chic, only a Maison Tamboite bicycle will do. Maison Tamboite is renowned for its unique savoir-faire. All its models are made to measure with infinite care and pre149


Marcel Livet Superb wooden skis made entirely in France

Marcel Livet has achieved a feat of prowess. The firm designs and manufactures wooden skis that combine high-tech performance characteristics with traditional French craftsmanship and they look and feel superb! By Caroline Garros

A family tradition Skiing enthusiast and entrepreneur Victor Edouard set up the company to create skis of outstanding quality for discerning snowsports devotees. It was also a fitting way of paying tribute to his great-grandfather, 1930s skier and mountaineer Marcel Livet, who was a member of the French Himalayan Committee for about ten years and passed on his passion for skiing and mountaineering to his descendants.

Championing the high standards of French craftsmanship At a time when many ski manufacturers were relocating production outside France, Marcel Livet opted to stay put and develop a premium product made entirely in France. The superb quality, design, techni150

cal performance and detailing of the skis reflect the high standards of traditional French craftsmanship and savoir-faire. Manufacturing for a small, exclusive clientele allows the firm to pay attention to every little detail and take especial care with finishing touches. For instance, all Marcel Livet skis are decorated with a bronze and enamel medallion made by a French fine art bronze foundry. Designs like the signature model “Marius” proudly proclaim their French origin, combining technical excellence with understated elegance and the thrill of knowing that each ski has been individually decorated by hand.

a comfortable, enjoyable ride on all types of snow. To guarantee optimum performance, Marcel Livet insists on using only the very finest materials, melding state-ofthe-art technology with traditional knowhow to ensure all its skis meet the highest standards of performance, resistance, tensile strength and stability. A shock-resistant ash wood core is combined with a hightech laminate containing materials such as glass and carbon fibres. The resulting skis are truly superlative.

Performance in all weathers Because the weather can change suddenly in mountain climates, Marcel Livet’s wooden skis have been specially designed to give





Brochet Domotique & Audiovisuel Private movie theatres, audiovisual and home integration, home safety and Internet technology: Brochet Domotique & Audiovisuel provides private and corporate clients with the best home automation and home cinema. By Quitterie Pasquesoone

Only the very best Specialists in home automation and audiovisual systems for almost 15 years, Brochet Domotique & Audiovisuel is now a leader in its sector. With each project, the company offers a fully tailored product so as to give clients exactly what they are looking for. Whether it is design, interior architecture and the choice of furniture, creating 3D models or providing advice on audiovisual techniques and equipment, Brochet Domotique & Audiovisuel will take all your projects in hand. 152

From multi-room music systems to home cinemas or just making your home or workplace safe, the company looks after everything.

A made-to-measure movie theatre Brochet’s design department works hard to make sure your movie theatre is exactly what you want, adapting models to your tastes and your technical requirements and restrictions. Their real strength lies in their ability to think up a completely bespoke private cinema that

is simple and intuitive to use. There are many choices to be made, such as the type of materials to use, the number and layout of seats, whether you want classic seats or D-BOX dynamic armchairs, choosing between a classic projection screen or an acoustically transparent one, or a video projector and speakers, what type of flooring you want and how it should be laid. With Brochet Domotique nothing is left to chance and they will advise you from start to finish and help you treat yourself to your dream screening room.



Maura Wasescha

the central character in a true story


An outstanding career, skilfully managed; Maura Wasescha has been building up a reputation as a standard-setter in the luxury ski resort of Saint-Moritz and beyond the Swiss borders for 40 years now. A remarkable woman, devoted to excellence. By Apolline Chaize


A little Italian girl who stood out from the crowd Maura Wasescha was born in Italy and spent the first 19 years of her life there. She had already formed a character that would be the key to her success; even as a little girl she liked to “break the rules”. And she was certainly going to need to do so to become the reference in the luxury real estate market of the prestigious Saint-Moritz resort.

The mark of a loving family “We love life” in Maura’s family. This was evident in her parents who passed on to her a love of dance, music and cookery. Her grandmother shared with Maura her deep attachment to religion so Maura sang in church choirs and enjoyed “feeling fresh air in her lungs”. As for her grandfather, he taught her values such as the importance of sharing. These are values Maura lives by every day in her dealings with her clients, her friends, her husband and her children.

Maura, the woman “Roots are important and I will never forget where I’m from,” says Maura who skilfully juggles a constellation of roles: businesswoman, mother-of-four, grandmother and wife. A determined woman, her motto is “Non mollare mai”, “Never give up”, and she finds her strength in meditation and nature.

Nature as an anchor Maura Wasescha travels more than 80,000 kilometres per year, not counting plane and train journeys that carry her to

the four corners of the globe. Such generous and quality investment is one of the reasons for her success story. Ever keen to maintain a healthy mind in a healthy body, Maura affirms: “I am a woman of nature. I recharge my batteries by walking miles in harmony with nature.” It is far from the hustle and bustle and near to the essential that Maura finds the strength that has made her talents so admired.

A businesswoman with a mind for excellence Maura Wasescha’s agency goes above and beyond the sale and rental of luxury properties. She also offers personalised, luxury concierge, consulting and interior design services. “There must be no possible comparison” is how Maura defines the luxury aspect of each of these services. The client benefits from Maura’s commitment and a special client relationship. She focuses on uniqueness to take care of their every wish and give them access to all that is rare.

A 40-year-old success story To celebrate 40 years of career, Maura Wasescha has chosen to publish a bespoke magazine. It retraces the exciting success story of this humanist woman who built her business with her own hands against many odds. As Maura puts it: “When you are sure of something and you do not want it just for yourself, then all your dreams can come true.”




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La Sartoriale From its premises in Cannes and Brussels, French firm La Sartoriale makes superb wine-ageing cellars that will appeal to connoisseurs of fine wines and lovers of beautiful objects. By Caroline Pasquesoone

Fine cellars for fine wines La Sartoriale has been designing and making top-end bespoke cellars for luxury hotels, Michelin-starred restaurants, wine-growers and aficionados for many years. To cater for all needs, the firm offers several ranges that can be adapted to suit the available space, be it a vast underground cellar or one wall. Its Signature, Domus and Dolia ranges can be used for ageing or serving wine-cellars and offer endless scope for varying colours, metals and accessories according to clients’ needs and preferences. And to ensure optimum conditions, even at sea, La Sartoriale also makes stabilized wine-cellars for yachts. The firm’s staff know how important it is to devote their entire attention to each client for as long as it takes to make sure they have understood exactly what is wanted, so that each wine-cellar matches up to the client’s expectations in every way and is totally unique.


Combining fine craftsmanship with state-of-the-art technology Each wine-cellar is lovingly devised and meticulously built by dedicated and experienced craftsmen. They bring all their skills and ingenuity into play for each project, creating truly stunning wine-cellars in styles ranging from superb vaults built from old stone to ultra-modern designs, using techniques such as decorative ironwork and stone or wood marquetry. All La Sartoriale’s wine-cellars are technological gems featuring the firm’s specially-developed air-conditioning system, which can be customized to suit the requirements of each project and allow temperature, ventilation and humidity to be minutely controlled, ensuring perfect ageing conditions or ideal serving temperatures for each type of wine. The firm has also developed an ingenious, totally secure app to enable clients to monitor their cellars at a distance. It even lets them know in real time when wines are ready for drinking. La Sartoriale is renowned for its professionalism and technical expertise, and has clients in Europe, China and the rest of the world.



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The colours, fabrics and materials and furniture we choose to have around us reflect our personality. Interior decorators Linéa-Déco are past masters at creating décors to suit individual tastes. Just let yourself be guided... Linéa-Déco’s skilled professionals will help you dream up a unique interior that is absolutely you. By Quitterie Pasquesoone

Interior decoration that reflects your personality Your indoor setting is the backdrop for your everyday life. Like your lifestyle, it mirrors your personality and has to match your needs and tastes. If you don’t have time to research the options, or are seeking inspiration, Linéa-Déco will be happy to offer advice and make suggestions. A team of highly experienced professional interior decorators will listen attentively to what you want and guide you through your choic158

es for bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens and reception rooms - or even your entire house - to create surroundings you’ll feel totally at home in.

Optional extras Linéa-Déco offers a number of additional services to meet all your decorating needs. These include upholstering and window treatments. The firm’s specialized craftsmen will re-upholster upright or comfortable chairs, sofas and other items of seating in traditional or mod-

ern styles, using high-quality fabrics. And because a stylish interior deserves well-dressed windows, Linéa-Déco will make up and hang curtains and drapes in a wide variety of attractive fabrics, with accessories from leading brands.

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riety of top-quality materials, such as warm, elegant cloth wallpapers to create a luxurious ambience, or chic flooring options ranging from soft, comfortable natural wool carpets and rugs from leading names to parquets in a selection of eco-friendly natural woods. Just let yourself be guided... LinéaDéco’s skilled professionals will help you dream up a truly unique interior.





St. Moritz, the jet-set resort of the Swiss Alps

In the heart of the stunning landscape of the Engadin Valley lies the resort of St. Moritz. Renowned as a watering hole for numerous celebrities from the four corners of the earth, this winter sports centre is also famous for the quality of its infrastructure, enabling guests to enjoy horse-riding, bobsleighing and kitesurfing as well as skiing. By Laure Delvigo




t Moritz is, without doubt, one of the most jet-set resorts in the Alps. Artists and stars flock here to enjoy the luxury hotels, the casino and the number of attractions it has to offer in winter and summer alike. Brigitte Bardot and Alfred Hitchcock were past regulars while more recently, retired footballer Ronaldo decided to spend his holidays here. St Moritz is also famous for hosting, every year, the prestigious St Moritz Polo World Cup on Snow event as well as horse racing on the frozen lake, the White Turf St. Moritz International Horse Races, in February. And it has the only natural ice bobsleigh track in the world which attracts international athletes every winter. In fact it is largely down to this incredible track that the resort got to organise the Winter Olympics twice, as well as bobsleigh world championship races. The mountains of Corviglia, Diavolezza and Corvatsch are covered in downhill and cross-country pistes which are a delight for skiers and snowboarders alike. St. Moritz is a resort that is busy all year round. In the summer, culture and music take over from skis and skates

with the Engadin Festival, an international classical music festival. There is also the prestigious St. Moritz Art Masters during which various artists present their works. As soon as the weather is fine, the lake also welcomes kitesurfers and windsurfers surrounded by the splendid natural beauty of the snow-capped peaks and the valleys. For those who prefer to unwind in a more relaxing way, the Medical Therapy Centre and Spa has everything you could possibly wish for in the most luxurious surroundings. Finally, if you want to really appreciate the sumptuous panoramas the valley has to offer, the Bernina Express is ideal. This scenic route train runs along one of the most spectacular railway lines in Europe, taking you through St Moritz and on to Val Poschiavo. And finally, this fashionable resort has a space entirely devoted to shopping, with all the major luxury brands, and gastronomic mountain restaurants too. As well as the famous Badruttâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Palace Hotel, St Moritz is home to numerous five-star establishments, meaning you really can enjoy a dream holiday in the heart of Switzerlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s snowy mountains.





the chef

with the

Midas touch He’s barely into his forties, yet he already has a CV that most chefs would be happy to retire on. His imagination in terms of dishes and dining experiences knows no bounds, Michelin stars and Gault&Millau points flock to him like moths to a candle, his natural charm has made him the brand ambassador for a leading watchmaker and his natural generosity has led him to set up a foundation to nurture young, culinary talent. Welcome to Andreas Caminada’s world. By Samantha King

There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” This quote from Irish playwright, George Bernard Shaw is on the homepage of Andreas Caminada’s website and indeed, food has been the love of the Swiss chef’s life since he was a child. He always knew he wanted to be a chef and has never lost his focus. His talents can be experienced in Saint-Moritz at Badrutt’s Palace where he opened his second IGNIV “Fine Dining Sharing Experience


Nest” in December 2016. Within months it had received a Michelin star. The concept is delightfully simple – and simply delightful: guests select dishes from a sharing menu and these are then placed in the centre of their table and everyone dips in. The menu is a combination of Alpine aromas and exotic fare and, like all of Andreas’s cuisine, is designed to satisfy all the senses. The concept has proved such a hit in Switzerland, Andreas has recently been showcasing

it abroad; he took his “IGNIV on tour” to St Regis hotels in Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur in October and November. But let’s rewind a little. After leaving school, Andreas honed his skills in various hotels and restaurants in Switzerland but always had in mind opening his own establishment. So, in 2003, aged just 26, he bought the fairy tale Schloss Schauenstein in the tiny Swiss town of Füstenau in the Viamala region of the Graübunden canton. At the time the castle had been closed

up for two years. Starting with a small team, he set to work untiringly and soon his commitment paid off. Within a few years the restaurant he opened in the Schloss was popping up in major guides and the cuisine was receiving accolades. Bolstered by such success, Andreas expanded the business and Schauenstein is now a renowned boutique hotel with just nine rooms and suites – all decorated in the finest taste, combining modern furniture and design with the historic fea-


tures of this castle that Andreas describes as “the heart of my world and the place of my endeavours’ origin”. The hotel has now expanded to fill surrounding buildings to be able to incorporate the kind of features you would expect at a luxury establishment such as a swimming pool and grounds. As for the restaurant, it made Andreas the youngest chef in Europe to be awarded three Michelin stars, has 19 Gault&Millau points and came first in Opinionated About Dining’s 2018 guide. Meanwhile, he turned the old coach house into the Remisa, a cosy and informal spot for tea in the afternoon or a private dining experience in the evening. With the Schloss firmly on the map, it was time for Andreas to expand and so, together with his friend Sandro Steingruber, he set up his own gourmet catering company, acasa. This takes bookings for everything from a gourmet dinner at home with a private chef working their magic in your kitchen to wedding receptions. Andreas’s culinary philosophy is all about sharing, as is evident in his IGNIV restaurants in Saint-Moritz and Bad Ragaz. His favourite ingredients could be described as rather simple and generally familiar – on paper at least! Once he has interpreted those ingredients into a dish they are far from that. If you had to pinpoint a signature talent, it would be his ability to create and combine various preparations out of one single ingredient. Whether crunchy, sweet, crisp, tart or bitter – each component fits intriguingly. And diners often marvel over the level of synchronisation and balance he achieves. His love of sharing spreads beyond the kitchen; his “bookazine” Caminada Documenta comes out every six months and is a wonderful combination of cookbook and magazine. It lets readers in on the secrets of how he combines his cuisine with other art forms. He also reveals

the sources of his inspiration and, in turn, seeks to inspire others. But surely the best example of the generosity of Andreas’s nature is to be found in his foundation: Fundaziun Uccelin. In the very name of this foundation a pattern can be detected – IGNIV is the Rhaeto-Romanic word for nest, while Uccelin refers to a fledgling bird. “I have a strong desire to foster the individual development of ambitious and talented gastronomy professionals,” explains Andreas. “Through the foundation, I intend not only to provide them with financial assistance but also to further their personal development. A key objective is to provide aspiring chefs with an insight into the immense variety encompassed by the world’s different cooking styles, thus making sure that the quality of this wonderful discipline is sustainably maintained over the years to come.” The foundation offers training schemes and scholarships for young chefs and waiting professionals from Switzerland and around the world. Some of the funding for Uccelin comes from the sales of a special Uccelin knife – just one of the offerings from the range of chef’s knives, chopping boards, jackets, aprons and even a room fragrance available from Andreas’s online shop. It is hardly surprising that such a personable and talented person should attract the attention of luxury brands and so, in 2017, Andreas was invited to become a brand ambassador for Hublot. Making the announcement, the Swiss watchmakers commented: “Andreas Caminada likes simple and natural things. He skilfully combines audacity, innovation and tradition. Eating at his table is like sitting down at the family table – so convivial is the atmosphere he cultivates.” We could hardly have put it better ourselves!



The Totem Hotel, Flaine â&#x20AC;&#x201C;a blend of art and comfort Staying at this Terminal hotel, the Totem in Flaine, is a way to ensure a wonderful break in the Alps between Geneva and Chamonix. Located in the fifth largest ski area in France, Flaine is a ski resort noted for its architectural adventurousness and its artistic spirit. The Totem is a perfect link between these two threads, between the heritage of architect Marcel Breuer and the modernity of street art. By Laure Delvigo



The Totem in Flaine: a Bauhaus heritage The spirit of the Totem is to be found in the original Bauhaus architectural construction that the master of minimalism, Marcel Breuer, chose when he designed Flaine. A subtle combination of simplicity, functionality and pared-down elegance, the Totem hotel contributes to the splendour and singularity of the resort. Flaine truly is an open-air museum in which lovers of modern art appreciate the prestige of this architectural heritage. Despite its apparently austere style, the buildings and the town respect the natural treasure to be found in the beauty of the surrounding peaks. Visitors gradually soak up this natural energy in the game of shadows and lights orchestrated by Breuer who designed the façades of buildings to be cut like diamonds to achieve this effect.

A designer yet warm décor The Totem in Flaine is opposite a work of art by Picasso. A little further away sculptures

by Jean Dubuffet and Victor Vasarely line the paths in this Grand Massif resort. The owners of the premises have managed to maintain the concrete chimneys and walls of this 1960s building. The rooms have been given a thorough makeover and brightened up with vintage furniture such as solid chestnut tables. The designer décor from Jocelyne Sibuet remains warm however, thanks to the use of very much on-trend Maya prints, woollen fabric with ethnic patterns and graphical tags. The building has many a recess now filled with ski shops and a tearoom, a friendly spot for relaxing and meeting other guests. The Breuer tables are placed next to Rock the Kabash sofas, Bertoia chairs and other delights picked up here and there.

their own bubble of tranquillity. And if they get peckish, croissants and tapas are available at any time at the bar, or perhaps you would rather sit down in the restaurant for an organic salad – here you will find Savoyard specialities but plenty more besides! Seasonal produce is combined with aromas from around the world for a tasting menu that changes every day. Once you have filled up, both on the dishes on offer and the sporting activities you have indulged in during the day, it is time to head back to your room, the decoration of which is a mischievous contrast, somewhere between street art and Dubuffet. Just like the 150 m² loft with its private terrace and spectacular, panoramic view, the Totem is a shining example of the Flaine spirit and the “Maison & Hôtel Sibuet” spirit.

The Totem, more than a holiday spot; a communion Between sessions in the terrace sauna inside an old cable car, and a Spa Pure Altitude treatment, guests are free to add to their stay by creating

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The Paradis


Golf Resort & Spa For an exclusive stay in Mauritius If you are craving for an unforgettable stay in Mauritius, make sure you check-in in this unique hotel, which epitomizes the beauty of this splendid island. Join Blush for a tour of a gem in Mauritius: the Paradis Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa. By Quitterie Pasquesoone

A luxury hotel nestled in a private peninsula Nestled in a private peninsula of 150 hectares on the southwest coast of Mauritius, one of the most beautiful islands in the world, the Paradis Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa is a 5-star resort. Celebrated for its fairylike sunsets and its hot and dry climate, this part of the island is the ideal spot to unpack your suitcase. The Paradis Beachcomber is blessed with a golden beach that stretches between a turquoise blue lagoon and the luminous green of the golf course. It literally hugs 166

the Indian Ocean and offers a breath-taking view on Le Morne Mountain. A must!

A high-end resort At Paradis Beachcomber, we foster ‘the art of beautiful’. The beauty of the resort is enhanced by the quality of the service and the kindness of the dedicated team of ‘artisans’. All necessary efforts have been deployed to bring to you the most comfortable and pleasant setting. The resort comprises of magnificent rooms, suites and villas of up to 450 square meters. A pure gem of the hotel indus-

try, the resort guarantees both intimacy and access to highend services. The resort also includes eight restaurants - four at the Paradis Beachcomber and access to another four at Dinarobin Beachcomber, as well as a Kids Club laid out with a swimming pool. It is the perfect concept for family holidays or time out with friends in a luxurious and convivial setting. You’ll feel at home in the wink of an eye!

Activities for all ages At Paradis Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa, we make sure that no one is left behind. The resort is equipped with an 18-hole golf course with its own golf academy and four other golf courses. There is also a plethora of free and unlimited water and inland sports on the menu. Our topnotch spa completes our broad range of services and promises relaxation and high-quality care. The perfect package for perfect holidays!






the perfect island getaway

The paradise island of Mauritius, far out in the Indian Ocean, is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful places in the world. Whether you prefer soaking up the sun beside turquoise lagoons or exploring the sights, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an ideal destination. Here is a brief round-up of its numerous attractions. By Quitterie Pasquesoone



Beaches of white sand and natural wonders The name “Mauritius” instantly conjures up stretches of white sand and calm lagoon waters. The beaches are one of the jewels in its crown, and its waters are among the best in the world. But visitors who venture inland will be rewarded with gorgeous scenery and luxuriant vegetation. Places well worth visiting include the Black River Gorges National Park which was set up to preserve the island’s remaining natural rainforest and the famous Pamplemousses Botanical Garden, created by the botanist Pierre Poivre in the eighteenth century, which covers 37 hectares and contains a host of species from all over the world, including the baobab, giant water lilies and over 95 species of palm trees.

During the colonial period, this modest-sized mountain (its summit is 556 metres above sea level) in the south-western part of Mauritius Island was a refuge for runaway slaves. Today, it is both a reminder of the past and a symbol of freedom.

Activities for everyone Away from its legendary beaches, the island has plenty else to offer. Popular activities include diving and snorkelling to see jewel-coloured fish with exotic names and strangely-shaped coral formations from close up. There is no shortage of peaks for hikers to climb. Golfers are catered for, with several 9-and 18-hole courses. And travellers who like to combine discovery with adventure can try parasailing or take a trip in a microlight or a seaplane.

A rich cultural heritage

A gourmet’s paradise

Mauritius is steeped in history and its colonial past has left a rich and composite cultural heritage. There are many places that bear witness to its fascinating history including the Domaine des Aubineaux, a typical late nineteenth-century colonial house located on the high plateaux and Le Morne Brabant, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Mauritius is a gourmet’s paradise. The island nation’s multicultural history has resulted in a staggeringly varied cuisine, with dishes from India, the Far East, Europe and Africa. Its rich mix of spices and aromas will delight even the most exacting palate and lure visitors to startle their taste-buds with exotic new flavours. The only rule is “Enjoy!”



The Paris OF

Brasseries They are melting pots for the whole of Paris, from early morning for a coffee and a flick through the newspaper until an evening dinner or even later. Here is Blush’s choice of three legendary brasseries it would be a shame not to know. By Laure Delvigo

FOUQUET’S A HIGH SOCIETY HAUNT WHERE ONE REALLY OUGHT TO BE SEEN! Sit back and watch the ballet of passers-by from the whole world over. Have fun spotting prestigious guests via the black and white photos on the brasserie’s walls. Since 1899, Fouquet’s has embodied the sparkling and festive Parisian spirit. Here you will come across leading politicians such as Nicolas Sarkozy, starlets like Victoria 99 Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris Open from 7.30 am to 11.30 pm


Silvstedt and Gulf princesses. Freshened up in 2017 by Jacques Garcia, the timeless charm of Fouquet’s Paris – a listed historic heritage building – remains unaltered while the celebrated Chef Pierre Gagnaire adds his creative touch to the menu.


THE VAUDEVILLE THE ART DECO BRASSERIE, PLACE DE LA BOURSE A short-order recommendation in Paris for decades: dine at the Bourse. Or rather, opposite the Bourse by taking a table at the celebrated Vaudeville. This former theatre famously staged the first triumphant performance of La Dame aux Camélias. This is a watering hole for many actors, writers and intellectuals coming to enjoy a delicious seafood platter for example or one of the other dishes that have made French cuisine’s reputation such as Vaudeville-style tête de veau (which sounds so much more poetic than “calf’s head”) accompanied by a ravigote sauce or a sole meunière. All this surrounded by Roaring Twenties décor. 29, rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris Open Sunday and Monday from 8 am to 11 pm and from Tuesday to Saturday from 8 am to midnight.

LA COUPOLE A LEGENDARY BRASSERIE La Coupole enjoys an aura that has spread far beyond the limits of the Montparnasse quartier since 1927. This bourgeois address is in fact popular with the greatest names from the arts as well as political figures including President Emmanuel Macron. These days the biggest brasserie in the west of Paris is enjoying a new lease on life and

has reopened its famous and grandiose ballroom with a brand new calendar of events while fans of the brasserie delight in the oyster bar and its generous seafood platters. Or how about an Alsatian sauerkraut or crêpe Suzettes flambéed in Grand Marnier?

102, boulevard de Montparnasse, 75014 Paris Open Mondays from 8 am to 11 pm, from Tuesday to Friday from 8.30 am to midnight and Sundays from 8.30 am to 11 pm.




By Laure Delvigo

The Schweizerhof - Zermatt The absolute opposite of show-off, the Schweizerhof opens onto the Matterhorn and renders ultimate adventures possible. Up here the air is pure – this is all about adrenalin and discovery, sharing and great sensations, feelings and emotions. Emotion, like precision, is the common thread that runs through all Michel Reybier’s addresses, from La Réserve to the MOB Hotels. In Zermatt, the Schweizerhof unveils a new, high altitude tempo. A vast show kitchen offers a view of the chef and team at work, there is a live DJ, a pool, a spa and a library to set the tone for the décor dreamt up by Kristian Gavoille and Valérie Garcia. Here each guest is free to live their winter adventure exactly as they want – everything is possible. Simply. Bahnhofstrasse 5, 3820 Zermatt - Switzerland Tel: +41 (0)279 660 000 -

Hotel Barrière Les Neiges Courchevel 1850 Nestled between mountain and sky, Courchevel 1850 is a self-contained ski resort set in a fairy tale village, where luxury and tradition merge together for our pleasure. Every season, the world’s elite flock to its pistes. In this white paradise, guests are the heroes in a new Barrière film. Inspired by the powder, the sunny slopes, the bark on the pines and the crystals of ice, the décor at the Barrière hotel Les Neiges draws on the finest materials in sandy shades while cashmere rubs shoulders with furs and fine velvets. The spectacular Diane Barrière spa, like the restaurant BFire, run by the talented Argentinian chef, Mauro Colagreco (two stars in the Michelin Guide on the French Riviera at Mirazur) will amaze even the most demanding guests. 422 rue de Bellecôte, 73120 Courchevel 1850 - France Tel: +33 (0)970 818 501 - reservationlesneigescourchevel@groupebarriè

Hyatt Paris Madeleine Ideal for a weekend or a business trip, this new, five-star hotel close to the Opéra Garnier is resolutely Parisian. Designed like typical, Parisian apartments, we love the comfort, the elegant decoration and the spaciousness of the rooms and suites, from which you can spy the Eiffel Tower in the distance. After a day’s shopping, unwind in your bathroom, all in marble. A few floors below, the spa offers some of the best treatments in the French capital. And to get the day off to a good start, try “Le French Breakfast” for which the chef, Simon Havage, chooses a selection of products from local French artisans. These are chosen for the quality of their service, their innovation and their love of the product. It is a great initiative which sets the tone for this new address whose warm welcome is as pleasant as the services and other kind attentions. As soon as you leave you want to come back again! The Hyatt Paris Madeleine, a pocket of peacefulness in the heart of Paris. 24 Boulevard Malesherbes, 75008 Paris - France Tel.: +33 (0)155 271 234 - 172

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Zermatt Switzerland Chalet Grace With a breath-taking view of the Matterhorn, “the most noble cliff in Europe” according to the poet John Ruskin, Chalet Grace can host up to 12 guests with staff and a chef to take care of their every need. We love the refined décor with its sandy shades and knickknacks picked up here and there. As for facilities, its sauna, yoga room and jacuzzi will delight elegant guests and ski fanatics; the resort of Zermatt is renowned for its winter sports with 360 km of pistes just a ski away. Book via Copyright PhotoChalet Grace © HomeAway via Holidu

Megève Chalet Mouka Megève With its soft tones and precious minimalism, Chalet Mouka sets aesthetic standards – a chalet imbued with all the class of an English lord and the crazy grandeur of a flamboyant Gatsby. Blown glass, airy marble and lights that resemble works of art – under its airs of a refined salon, Chalet Mouka is a world away from Alpine tradition.

Méribel Mont Tremblant Elected Best Mountain Chalet at the 2016 World Ski Awards, Mont Tremblant stands out as much for its style as for its high-end services. Every detail has been carefully thought out in this chalet that stands in its own grounds in the heart of Méribel. A concierge service and lots of little extras make all the difference: an outdoor, heated infinity pool complete with a jet stream, a well-being area, a jacuzzi, cinema room and games room and panoramic views of the stunning mountains. Quite exceptional. Contact: +44 (0)203 393 0833 174


CLINIC Lémanic

Darrell Jacobs is one of those very determined and efficient men who have dedicated themselves body and soul to carrying out their mission. This ambition has been crowned with success by the international growth of Clinic Lémanic, dedicated to preventive and aesthetic anti-ageing medicine.


ounded in 1998 in collaboration with Doctor Véronique Emmenegger, Clinic Lémanic is one of their greatest achievements. It is moreover due to the fruitful combination of their personalities and savoir-faire that it has become an essential reference in aesthetic, preventive and regenerative medicine. Guided by their interests and their mutual striving for excellence, they have created a different, individual vision of medicine combining beauty and health. More complete and selective, more human and attentive, and above all more personally involved! Once inside this sanctuary entirely dedicated to beauty and health, one discovers the ne plus ultra of advanced treatments and one allows oneself to be directed to exclusive, innovative and personalised medical solutions. “Here there is no limit to perfection”, advocates Darrell Jacobs. It is in fact with great pride that he entrusts us with the launching of a line of active, natural beauty products, as well as recent advances in micro-nutritional care. For many 176

years, Clinic Lémanic has accomplished true feats in terms of medical research and in the creation of innovative products. In particular, these efforts are embodied in the creation of the “Health Boost” label proposing a line of eleven ultra-sought-after products. If he looks every bit the CEO, Darrell Jacobs is nevertheless an atypical personality. One may sometimes catch a glimpse of his athletic figure on one of the four floors of this prestigious clinic, but his traveller’s soul and his attachment to client relations often take him elsewhere. For, as he likes to say, “networking” is his favourite thing. Indeed, the clinic’s reputation and international management can be traced to him. In Switzerland and beyond its borders, in the Middle East and farther afield in Russia or China, he communicates with enthusiasm, authenticity and real passion the art of beauty and the demands of health that form but one at Clinic Lémanic! This is a special year for the clinic. It celebrates twenty years

of existence by displaying the very best health! Reflected in the many prizes and distinctions received these last few years, such as the IIPP prize for “Merit in the Development of Medical and Aesthetic Technologies” at UNESCO in Paris, the Crystal Trophy in Moscow recognizing it as the best aes-

thetic clinic in Europe, or, just recently, the international IIPP “Undertake and Succeed” emblem that it will receive in 2019. Cofounder of Clinic Lémanic with Doctor Véronique Emmenegger: the saga of the clinic is written together, in perfect synergy.

real estate


to the future with

Régie Duboux

This is a company with an international reputation that needs no introduction. Created in 1952 and a firm fixture in the French-speaking region of Switzerland, Régie Duboux is a business people trust. We had a chat with Manager Robin Crisinel and he explained some of the changes under way in the property market. By Quitterie Pasquesoone

Mr Crisinel, could you tell us a little bit about yourself and your role? “Of course. As a manager in the firm for some 15 years now, I am delighted to be able to put my professional and social skills to help our clients. By focusing on the human side of things and our close relations with our clients, I hope to be able to offer them the quality service that property owners who come to us are looking for. How do you see today’s property market? How is it changing? It can’t be denied that the historically low mortgage rates are more attractive than before and are boosting the desire to own property. That said, those wishing to buy may see their ambitions hindered by financial players. In a bid to rein in the property market frenzy of the last few years, banks have indeed drastically reviewed their financing criteria. When it comes to investment properties, these are still holding up pretty well given their scarcity and the durability of bricks and mortar compared to other financial products. In summary, I would 178

say that the rays of sunlight on the residential property market are pretty watery while the skies over the investment property market remain cloud-free. What significant changes can we expect? Given the major building projects currently under way, the Lake Geneva region rental market is going to cool quite naturally, and this despite the implementation of the LPPPL - the law aimed at protecting and promoting rental property in the Vaud canton. The vacancy rate will logically rise and a price correction should be felt in all segments of residential accommodation. As a real estate professional, what will affect the sector next? With regards to the profession itself, it will continue to grow more complicated for various players, whether they are managers, administrators or brokers, because of the increase in legal and technical restrictions. This will only magnify the need for expertise and a more personalised service and will doubtless curtail the ambitions

of some. Your sales department offers just such a unique service; which is it? The relationship of trust that we create with our clients allows for a real dialogue between buyer, seller and broker. Furthermore, the fact that we

build loyalty with and train our partners and our decision to keep the firm relatively small means we are able to ensure quality services and keep our various promises.”



10 tips

to help you get through a dentist appointment without stress Many of us dread a visit to the dentist. But sometimes little things can make a world of difference. With the benefit of her 18 years of experience, Swiss expert Valeria Ivanova shares some of her tips for how to stay relaxed while you're at the dentist. 1. A treatment plan.

Make sure you understand what the dentist is going to do. Ask for an overall treatment plan in advance, and get your dentist to tell you exactly what is going to happen during each appointment.

2. Breathe!

Make sure you can breathe freely through your nose. If necessary, take nose-drops with you to clear your nasal passages.

3. A lip-salve.

Ask the dentist to apply lipsalve regularly, especially at the corners of your mouth, to keep them supple and prevent them from being damaged during dental procedures.

4. Ask for more anaesthetic.

Stress can make the anaesthetic wear off more quickly. Don’t suffer in silence - ask for more anaesthetic the moment you start to feel pain.

5. A lump in your throat.

When a local anaesthetic is injected, it may affect your throat so that you feel as if there is something blocking it. Ask for water: drinking just a small amount will cure the sensation.

6. Keep your eyes open.

Most people’s sensations are stronger when they have their eyes closed, so keep your eyes open. Look up and try to form a 180

mental picture. You could even ask to wear protective coloured goggles: they’ll help you see things differently.

7. Bring pictures.

If you’re having cosmetic dental work done, take along photographs of smiles you like to help the dentist visualize the result you are aiming for.

8. Ask for a written summary.

At the end of the treatment, ask for a written summary of the dental work carried out and for copies of X-rays and detailed information about any implants. In moments of stress, our memories retain very little, and it’s not always easy to hear what dentists say when they’re speaking through a mask.

9. Take painkillers.

Your mouth may feel very painful when the anaesthetic wears off. Take a painkiller before the effects of the anaesthetic have completely worn off, and another four hours later if need be.

10. Massage your gums.

To help gums heal and reduce the risk of bacterial infections, massage your gums several times a day with a very soft toothbrush of the kind used for babies. Brush your gums very gently on inside and outside surfaces, using a circular movement.




To find out more about our expert, we asked Valeria Ivanova a few questions. Can you tell us a bit about what you do, Valeria? I am a Swiss specialist who provides a speedy, sure, discreet and efficient link between a problem and its solution. In the medical field I identify and try out, to then be able to advise at best my clients, among the best specialists (family doctors, dentists, gastroenterologists, cardiologists, etc.) and the most adapted treatments like health check-ups, beauty treatments, genetic tests for disease prevention, etc.

pointments from A to Z sometimes even during the weekends and I accompany them to translate or simply to provide support and lessen anxiety.

What is your chief aim? To save my clients time and to make their life easier. I adjust to their schedule, I organize ap-

How many dentists do you work with? I work with several dentists and with maxillofacial sur-

Are you especially interested in dentistry? Absolutely. For me, the smile is the most important part of the face. A nice smile is vital to our attractiveness and self-confidence. Besides which, good dental hygiene and a good occlusion mean fewer digestive problems.

geons, orthodontists and dental hygienists. The problems I deal with include congenital malformations such as receding chins or prognathous jaws, dental conditions, discoloured teeth, damaged enamel, worn, broken or missing teeth, or teeth that are too short or malpositioned. All these problems can be solved with the help of my partners. As well as being very good at their jobs, the specialists I work with are very human and friendly. Each person is unique. We all have our own needs, tastes and habits: Valeria pays attention to all wishes and invests her efforts into small details, which allows her to deliver results be-

yond her clientsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; expectations. Contact Valeria and she will arrange for you in Switzerland the check-ups and consultations with tried-and-tested specialists in Switzerland. She will accompany you and share all her tips with you.

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Detoxify your body

and regain a sense of health and well-being The City Detox programme by Clinic Lémanic in Lausanne. Recover your energy, vitality and joie de vivre. What is detoxification ? In everyday life, the body accumulates stress and fatigue in the form of toxins. toxins. It may show as a general lack of energy, low libido, a lacklustre performance, loss of focus or even lingering feelings of negativity. Detoxification is a process that stimulates the enzymes of the liver, improves intestinal transit and supports the kidneys and the liver in the eliminating of toxins and heavy metals that have accumulated over time.

How to detoxify your body? A balanced diet with vegetables and fruits supports the body’s natural process of detoxification. Having enough qual182

ity sleep will also reinforce the capacity of the body to regenerate. Among the body’s organs, the liver plays a key role in the elimination of toxins. The kidneys filter the blood and break down toxic substances in order to eliminate them from the body. However, it is little known that the liver’s ability to detoxify deteriorates considerbably with age, under stress and according to one’s lifestyle.

Medical Check-Up and Revitalisation It is for this very reason that the Clinic Lémanic in Lausanne has developed a programme of natural detoxification aiming at the preservation of the body’s vitality and the elimination of

stress-induced toxins. Our City Détox programme is based on scientifc research and includes the latest discoveries in quantic medecine and genetics. The objective of the programme is to rebalance the body’s natural functions by helping it to eliminate all the remaining toxins and by stimulating its capacity to self-regulate. The programme includes a complete medical check-up, ambulatory treatments that are 100% natural and painless in the Clinic Lémanic as well as medical follow-up. During these 3 to 5 days, you will also benefit from reinvigorating sessions in the spa and from a customized diet according to your doctor’s prescription. The comfortable

rooms in the magnificient setting of the Lausanne Palace, opposite beautiful lake Geneva, will support your body’s need for rest and relaxation.

Who is benefitting from City Detox? This programme is directed to all active people who are incurring permanent or periodic stress and who desire to reinforce their body’s natural system of detoxification in order to find a better physical, psychological or professional balance, health, vitality and joie de vivre.


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at the Villa La Tour Clinic in Nice The Villa La Tour Hair Restoration Centre offers hair transplants by Follicular Unit Extraction in a chic setting on the French Riviera. By Fiona Esther.A

For clients who want to give their hair a new lease on life and are considering a hair transplant procedure, the renowned Villa La Tour Hair Transplant Centre is the ideal solution. Patients’ welfare is paramount for the Centre’s highly experienced team of medical and paramedical staff. They are utterly committed to catering for each patient’s individual requirements, attending to their every need and guaranteeing absolute discretion. The Villa La Tour Clinic is located in the exclusive Cimiez neighbourhood, in the beautiful city of Nice, on the legendary strip of coastline that nestles between the Mediterranean and 184

the Alps. With its green spaces and historic Roman remains, the Cimiez quarter is much sought after as a holiday retreat. The Centre will do its utmost to make your stay an enjoyable experience, arranging transport from the airport, making all the necessary medical appointments and booking accommodation in a high-class hotel close to the treatment facilities.

A highly-trained team of specialists The Villa La Tour Hair Transplant Centre is a pioneering facility staffed by a team of doctors, nurses and paramedics who specialize in carrying

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The ultimate in high-end conciergerie Anastasija Antonio has style and a real feeling for elegance. After gaining precious experience in the field of luxury and 5-star hotels, she now uses her unique know-how and talents to provide a dedicated concierge services for her clients. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s find out more. By Quitterie Pasquesoone - Photo Š Olga Nikishova

A unique expertise The founder and director of Luxury Life CH, Anastasija Antonio is a passionate person. The world of high-end hotels and event organisation holds no secrets for her and she answers all her client requests with talent. Indeed it was at some of the finest hotels such as the Four Seasons in Geneva that she learnt her trade. Thanks to her unique experience, Anastasija is the ideal person to help you in your daily life. Her slogan? Making your dreams happen.

A comprehensive service Having set up Luxury Life CH, this seasoned professional is now able to devote all her energy to designing events that are just what you are looking for. That is why this entrepreneur makes herself available to meet all your requirements and is there at your side to create the event you have been dreaming of. The idea is to make your life easier and more enjoyable! When you have one of the fullest contacts books in the world, anything is possible. Whatever your whim is, Anastasija and her staff will take care of everything.

Experiences you have dreamed of Whether you want to hire a private jet, luxury yacht or villa, organise a personal shopping trip or visit Switzerland, all you have to do is ask. And what about a chance to go behind the scenes of a major luxury watchmaker? Luxury Life CH can indeed offer you private VIP tours of various Swiss watchmakers. During these you will discover the various manufacturing processes and the different steps that go into making a timepiece; secrets that are usually kept under wraps. After the visit you can settle down in a private room to try some of the models and perhaps treat yourself to your favourite. Whether this or any other kind of visit appeals to you, Luxury Life CH has it covered. Its only objective is your complete satisfaction. With such high standards and efficient organisational skills, Anastasija Antonio has established herself as one of the best in the business.



Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Esprit Cocon The Art of the Candle Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Esprit Cocon is reinventing the world of candles by offering creations that are up-market, modern and unique. This exclusive brand will be making headlines for some time to come. By Caroline Garros



Handcrafted candles L’Esprit Cocon sets great store by the quality of its products and that includes carefully sourcing its supplies. It uses the very best fragrances, selected in Grasse, the world perfumery capital, and premium quality, natural plant wax. This company is a master chandler, employing artisanal traditions and skills in the manufacture of each product to create something truly prestigious. The production process is quite remarkable, resulting in the unparalleled quality and

careful finishes required to attract ever more demanding clients. With wonderful names that translate as “Rising Sun”, “Dawn of the Senses”, “Faraway Inspiration” and “Lake Mist”, L’Esprit Cocon comes up with subtle perfumes inspired by Nature and designs candles to enhance your interiors by adding that extra touch of refinement, luxury and warmth.

Unlimited creativity L’Esprit Cocon recently launched a new range of highly

desirable candles that we couldn’t wait to check out. The company listens to its customers and is developing bespoke candles for hotels, luxury boutiques, interior designers and concept stores that want to add a personal touch to their reception areas, entrance halls or showrooms. L’Esprit Cocon comes up with a unique olfactory signature and creates an individual perfume and a style that suits each universe to perfection. Nestled in their attractive holders, these candles also represent classic gifts for clients who appreciate their wonder-

ful, decorative potential. Take, for example, the Winter 2018 Collection of candles designed specifically for the magazine’s clients.



Learn to love yourself and others through yoga

Yoga is all about learning to love yourself and others. As well as being a profoundly holistic therapy that heals the soul as well as the body, it is a powerful, deep-seated belief system. A highly gifted teacher who believes passionately in the power of yoga, Sylwia Gretarsson invites us to explore the world of yoga, rekindling the spark of hope we all harbour deep within us. By Fiona Esther.A

Sylwia Gretarsson Radiating inner light Sylwia spent a number of years roaming the world in search of happiness, spiritual equilibrium and overall well-being. Her journey took her from Poland to Costa Rica, Vancouver and India, where she finally found what she was looking for.
 Living alongside the yogis, she learned about the various forms of yoga, explored the belief system that underpins its ancestral techniques, and experienced the amazingly beneficial effects of its myriad positions. “Yoga frees the mind and soothes the body
, achieving a balance of energies that allows us to open our hearts.” 190

Today, Sylwia passes on those benefits and shares her knowledge by teaching yoga all over the world. Participants in her individual or group sessions of Vinyasa Yoga or Yin Yoga emerge with a profound sense of contentment. Sylwia uses the Warrior, Child and Tree poses alternately to replenish the soul, strengthen or relax muscles, liberate the body’s energies or trigger a release of control. 

Her sessions always include a time for meditation, as a way of thanking the body. Sylwia is a modern-day healer. She knows how to listen to the body’s messages and interpret its needs to suggest suitable holistic therapies. Her soothing voice, expert touch and knowl-

edgeable advice on alternative medicine are instantly reassuring. As an aromatherapist, Sylwia takes the same holistic approach when combining minuscule drops of essential oils such as lavender, grapefruit, fennel and helichrysum to create individualized health-restoring blends. Sylwia loves what she does, and she is fortunate enough to have found a life partner who shares her goals. Her husband Felix is a life coach who has had to overcome adversity in his own life. For people who want to get away from everything and immerse themselves totally in the experience, the couple organize retreats lasting a week or a long weekend at prestig-

ious venues selected for their charm and character. On Sylwia and Felix’s retreats, participants can truly let go, recharge their batteries and explore their inner selves. Sylwia describes the experience as a spiritual rebirth. Morning and evening yoga sessions, healing massages and delicious, cleansing gastronomic cuisine help participants regenerate. This is luxury in its truest sense - a rebirth through the senses that frees the mind, body and spirit. What are you waiting for? Let the journey begin...





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LeCoultre and friends celebrate cinéma at the 75th Venice International Film Festival

Jaeger-LeCoultre, official Partner of the Venice International Film Festival for the 14th consecutive year, hosted leading lights from the film industry for dinner at the Venetian Arsenal to celebrate the art of filmmaking, while showcasing a retrospective exhibition of 185 years of Jaeger-LeCoultre watchmaking. Guests included David Cronenberg, Henry Cavill, Dakota Fanning, Daniel Brühl, Diego Luna, Stefano Accorsi, Fala Chen and Ming Dao. Photos © Tristan Fewings, Sebastiano Pessina, Antony Jones

Sarah Gadon and David Cronenberg

Actors Milos Bikovic, Daniel Brühl and Henry Cavill

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