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THREE TIME ZONES AT A GL ANCE

PATRAVI TRAVELTEC FOURX Selected rose gold, precious titanium, extra-hard high-tech ceramic and tough natural rubber give time a new material form. Globetrotters will find that the Patravi TravelTec FourX brings them the perfect combination of luxury and high-tech. It displays three time zones at once and jumps across time zones at the touch of a button. With Carl F. Bucherer’s engineering on a miniature scale, your journey through time can begin. BOUND TO TRADITION – DRIVEN BY INNOVATION


THREE TIME ZONES AT A GL ANCE

PATRAVI TRAVELTEC FOURX Selected rose gold, precious titanium, extra-hard high-tech ceramic and tough natural rubber give time a new material form. Globetrotters will find that the Patravi TravelTec FourX brings them the perfect combination of luxury and high-tech. It displays three time zones at once and jumps across time zones at the touch of a button. With Carl F. Bucherer’s engineering on a miniature scale, your journey through time can begin. BOUND TO TRADITION – DRIVEN BY INNOVATION


4N-MVT01/D01

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4N-MVT01/D01

BLACK EDITION 4N CONTEMPORARY HIGH WATCHMAKING HOUR & MINUTE JUMP www. 4-n.fr contact@4-n.fr 0033 6 08 78 88 90

514

237 78

parts

hours power reserve

16

jewels

pieces limited edition

5,5

mm, size of the digital display

4N-MVT01/D01 BLACK EDITION

Titanium black DLC Hour & minute jump 514 parts 78 jewels Power reserve 237 hours Cadence : 21 600 alt/hour fast hour correction push button Quick-change system of the strap


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A very contemporary return to old traditional high-end standards FV EVOS 18 “Cobra” Suspended Skeleton FRANC VILA exclusive calibre FV18 Limited edition 88 pieces

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Publisher: Publiscope Publishing Director: Grégory Ayoun Editor in Chief: Laure Delvigo Art Director: Yvan Babillon Cinema: Jean-Pascal Grosso Beauty: Laure Delvigo, Christelle Pereira Fashion: Yvo Deprelle, Yohanna “Edge”, David De La Cruz Lifestyle: Vincent Mazoué, Samantha King Lifestyle Mauricius: Fiona Esther US Correspondant: Frank Rousseau Art &Culture: Marie Signoret Jewellery: Laure Delvigo, Fiona Esther People: Eleonore Menile Contributing Photographers: Thibault Breton, Sandra Fourqui, Ron Contarsy and Karecha Translation: Samantha King Printing: Brailly Publisher: Publiscope Managing Director: Christian-Jules Ayoun Sales Manager: Gerald Benitah Editorial Offices: Chemin des Cuers - BP65 - 69132 Ecully cedex - France Tel : +33 (0)4 78 24 22 73 - Fax : +33 (0)4 78 24 56 18 az.mag@orange.fr Advertising: EUROPE BLUSH Dream 4, rue de Genève case postale 390 - 1225 Chêne-Bourg - Geneva Switzerland MIDDLE EAST Dubai UAE USA USA P.O Box 398984 Miami Beach, FL 33239 SOUTH AFRICA / MAURITIUS ISLAND Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa Wolmar, Mauritius Tel : (230) 403 1500 - Fax : (230) 453 5555 International circulation: NUMERO0 Tel : + 0033 (0) 9 82 42 63 09 marie@numero0.fr Distribution Export: Pineapple Média Publiscope : TechnoPark Chemin des Cuers - BP65 - 69132 Ecully cedex - France BLUSH Dream is distributed in Paris, Monaco, Cannes, Geneva, New York, London, Dubai, Jeddah, Doha, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Miami, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Special thanks to sir Michaël Sik Yuen (Minister of Mauritius Tourism), Dr Karl Mootoosamy (Director of Tourism, Mauritius Tourist Promotion Authority), Sanjiv Ramdanee (Executive Director-Maradiva) and Laurent Odillard (Marketing Director-Maradiva) BLUSH Dream is a biannual edited and published by Publiscope. BLUSH Dream declines responsibility for any unpublished texts, illustrations or photos it receives. Reproduction of texts, drawings and pictures published in this magazine remains the property of Blush Dream, owned by Publiscope, which reserves the right of reproduction and translation in the whole world. Publiscope accepts no responsibility for the published documents. All rights reserved. ISSN n°2267-7372 - Dépôt légal à parution.

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Publisher: Publiscope Publishing Director: Grégory Ayoun Editor in Chief: Laure Delvigo Art Director: Yvan Babillon Cinema: Jean-Pascal Grosso Beauty: Laure Delvigo, Christelle Pereira Fashion: Yvo Deprelle, Yohanna “Edge”, David De La Cruz Lifestyle: Vincent Mazoué, Samantha King Lifestyle Mauricius: Fiona Esther US Correspondant: Frank Rousseau Art &Culture: Marie Signoret Jewellery: Laure Delvigo, Fiona Esther People: Eleonore Menile Contributing Photographers: Thibault Breton, Sandra Fourqui, Ron Contarsy and Karecha Translation: Samantha King Printing: Brailly Publisher: Publiscope Managing Director: Christian-Jules Ayoun Sales Manager: Gerald Benitah Editorial Offices: Chemin des Cuers - BP65 - 69132 Ecully cedex - France Tel : +33 (0)4 78 24 22 73 - Fax : +33 (0)4 78 24 56 18 az.mag@orange.fr Advertising: EUROPE BLUSH Dream 4, rue de Genève case postale 390 - 1225 Chêne-Bourg - Geneva Switzerland MIDDLE EAST Dubai UAE USA USA P.O Box 398984 Miami Beach, FL 33239 SOUTH AFRICA / MAURITIUS ISLAND Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa Wolmar, Mauritius Tel : (230) 403 1500 - Fax : (230) 453 5555 International circulation: NUMERO0 Tel : + 0033 (0) 9 82 42 63 09 marie@numero0.fr Distribution Export: Pineapple Média Publiscope : TechnoPark Chemin des Cuers - BP65 - 69132 Ecully cedex - France BLUSH Dream is distributed in Paris, Monaco, Cannes, Geneva, New York, London, Dubai, Jeddah, Doha, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Miami, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Special thanks to sir Michaël Sik Yuen (Minister of Mauritius Tourism), Dr Karl Mootoosamy (Director of Tourism, Mauritius Tourist Promotion Authority), Sanjiv Ramdanee (Executive Director-Maradiva) and Laurent Odillard (Marketing Director-Maradiva) BLUSH Dream is a biannual edited and published by Publiscope. BLUSH Dream declines responsibility for any unpublished texts, illustrations or photos it receives. Reproduction of texts, drawings and pictures published in this magazine remains the property of Blush Dream, owned by Publiscope, which reserves the right of reproduction and translation in the whole world. Publiscope accepts no responsibility for the published documents. All rights reserved. ISSN n°2267-7372 - Dépôt légal à parution.

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contents

p 27 Editorial

P 72

Jay-Z and Hublot

P 28 DIVINE An experience to enjoy now!

P 74

2LMX, Arnaud Tellier

P 30 Maradiva On the way.

Resort and Spa

P 32 Maradiva 360 ° of Beauty.

SPA

P 36 Flic en Flac The silent, idyllic image is now completed by an unexpected touch of life. P 38 Destination A truly welcoming island.

Pleasure

P 76

Stephen Webster

P 78

MCT, A Contemporary Brand

P 80

Peter Speake-Marin, The gentleman of time

P 82

Baselworld 2014

FASHION EDITORAILS

P 84 X-RAY By Thibault Breton P 96 new elegAnCE By SANDRA FOURQUI P 112 LEATHER AND LACE By RON CONTARSY and Karecha P124 architectural vertigo India Mahdavi and Joseph Dirand speak with one voice. Crossed words at the Alpaga.

P 40 Dr Karl Mootoosamy The Champion Of Joy. P 42 Sublime Alliance An alliance worthy of seventh heaven

P128 The Majestic In all its majesty With new décor and new management, the most famous of Catalan luxury hotels has given itself an exceptional makeover.

P 44 Flashy Trendy So Funny The KYBOE ! attitude tore up the rule book.

P132 Mr. Claudio Chairman of Bramcom.

P 48 The insights of a devotee Between the world of politics and the “Cultural-touristic” sphere

Feistritzer

P134 Baur Au Lac, From dream to reality For some 170 years, it has been one of the best addresses in Zurich.

P 50 Carl F. Bucherer, A beautiful birthday! A blend of dreams and technological challenges, style and performance.

P136 The Domaine des Home of high-class hospitality.

P 54 Inès de la Fressange, True Parisian chic! An aristocrat, a top model, a Chanel muse and a fashion designer in her own right.

P138 Something for the At the Mandarin Oriental Paris Spa.

P 56 Christophe Josse, In the shadow of rosebuds Blush tracked down this great designer, as discreet as he is talented.

P140-142 HOTELs P146 MINIMAL

P 58 Beyoncé, The interview THE queen of the box office. P 62 Chris Pine, The anti-James He talks to Blush! about his blossoming career. P 64

In Praise of Nicola

P 66

ups and downs

P 68-70

22

shopping accessories

Bond

Séquoias men

SELECTION

SPIRIT

P148 Hello my name is paul smith It is a world of design, fantasy, and inspiration. P152-154 LES IS MORE Here is a book selection campaigning for a return to basics. P158 BACKSTAGE P160 PEOPLE P162 NUMEROLOGY

STEPHEN WEBSTER


contents

p 27 Editorial

P 72

Jay-Z and Hublot

P 28 DIVINE An experience to enjoy now!

P 74

2LMX, Arnaud Tellier

P 30 Maradiva On the way.

Resort and Spa

P 32 Maradiva 360 ° of Beauty.

SPA

P 36 Flic en Flac The silent, idyllic image is now completed by an unexpected touch of life. P 38 Destination A truly welcoming island.

Pleasure

P 76

Stephen Webster

P 78

MCT, A Contemporary Brand

P 80

Peter Speake-Marin, The gentleman of time

P 82

Baselworld 2014

FASHION EDITORAILS

P 84 X-RAY By Thibault Breton P 96 new elegAnCE By SANDRA FOURQUI P 112 LEATHER AND LACE By RON CONTARSY and Karecha P124 architectural vertigo India Mahdavi and Joseph Dirand speak with one voice. Crossed words at the Alpaga.

P 40 Dr Karl Mootoosamy The Champion Of Joy. P 42 Sublime Alliance An alliance worthy of seventh heaven

P128 The Majestic In all its majesty With new décor and new management, the most famous of Catalan luxury hotels has given itself an exceptional makeover.

P 44 Flashy Trendy So Funny The KYBOE ! attitude tore up the rule book.

P132 Mr. Claudio Chairman of Bramcom.

P 48 The insights of a devotee Between the world of politics and the “Cultural-touristic” sphere

Feistritzer

P134 Baur Au Lac, From dream to reality For some 170 years, it has been one of the best addresses in Zurich.

P 50 Carl F. Bucherer, A beautiful birthday! A blend of dreams and technological challenges, style and performance.

P136 The Domaine des Home of high-class hospitality.

P 54 Inès de la Fressange, True Parisian chic! An aristocrat, a top model, a Chanel muse and a fashion designer in her own right.

P138 Something for the At the Mandarin Oriental Paris Spa.

P 56 Christophe Josse, In the shadow of rosebuds Blush tracked down this great designer, as discreet as he is talented.

P140-142 HOTELs P146 MINIMAL

P 58 Beyoncé, The interview THE queen of the box office. P 62 Chris Pine, The anti-James He talks to Blush! about his blossoming career. P 64

In Praise of Nicola

P 66

ups and downs

P 68-70

22

shopping accessories

Bond

Séquoias men

SELECTION

SPIRIT

P148 Hello my name is paul smith It is a world of design, fantasy, and inspiration. P152-154 LES IS MORE Here is a book selection campaigning for a return to basics. P158 BACKSTAGE P160 PEOPLE P162 NUMEROLOGY

STEPHEN WEBSTER


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Rashid My occupa tion: A r chitect My dream : To a d sign ature d my t of my hom o the skyline etown My investm ent adviso r: because I J ulius Baer, upon thei can build r wealth ma exper tise in n agement My name:

Back together again… I am so happy to meet you again for this second issue, a continuation of our wonderful adventure. Amid one of the most beautiful family creations, expressed through the splendour of a five star hotel, the Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa is delighted to welcome you into its universe and to count you among its privileged guests and exceptional partners. 2013; a year of consecration, rich in local and international events, the result of great partnerships and rock solid support. The Maradiva penetrates the most luxurious spheres, partnering such universal, prestigious events as the Golden Globe Awards, taking part in the unmissable Julius Baer Beach Polo Cup Dubai, present at the F1 Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi, and sponsor of many other elite occasions. This year the hotel was a star at the World Travel Awards, receiving the World’s Leading Luxury Island Resort title, another precious trophy for its shelf … And such success is largely down to you.  The fabulous White Party starts the season, and transports you on a dazzling voyage of gourmet cuisine, an exceptional spa and a dream-like décor. Every moment is living luxury. Friends from near and far, welcome home.

Sanjiv Ramdanee Executive Director

Pure private banking group of Switzerland. Since 1890. www.juliusbaer.com Julius Baer is present in over 40 locations worldwide. From Moscow, Dubai, Frankfurt, Geneva, Guernsey, Hong Kong, London, Milan, Monaco, Montevideo, Nassau, Shanghai, Singapore to Zurich (head office). Banking services are provided outside of Russia by Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd. in Switzerland which is authorized and regulated by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA). Julius Baer and its Moscow representative office are not licensed banks in Russia. The legal regulation of private banking services in Switzerland can have significant differences compared to Russian banking services.

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Rashid My occupa tion: A r chitect My dream : To a d sign ature d my t of my hom o the skyline etown My investm ent adviso r: because I J ulius Baer, upon thei can build r wealth ma exper tise in n agement My name:

Back together again… I am so happy to meet you again for this second issue, a continuation of our wonderful adventure. Amid one of the most beautiful family creations, expressed through the splendour of a five star hotel, the Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa is delighted to welcome you into its universe and to count you among its privileged guests and exceptional partners. 2013; a year of consecration, rich in local and international events, the result of great partnerships and rock solid support. The Maradiva penetrates the most luxurious spheres, partnering such universal, prestigious events as the Golden Globe Awards, taking part in the unmissable Julius Baer Beach Polo Cup Dubai, present at the F1 Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi, and sponsor of many other elite occasions. This year the hotel was a star at the World Travel Awards, receiving the World’s Leading Luxury Island Resort title, another precious trophy for its shelf … And such success is largely down to you.  The fabulous White Party starts the season, and transports you on a dazzling voyage of gourmet cuisine, an exceptional spa and a dream-like décor. Every moment is living luxury. Friends from near and far, welcome home.

Sanjiv Ramdanee Executive Director

Pure private banking group of Switzerland. Since 1890. www.juliusbaer.com Julius Baer is present in over 40 locations worldwide. From Moscow, Dubai, Frankfurt, Geneva, Guernsey, Hong Kong, London, Milan, Monaco, Montevideo, Nassau, Shanghai, Singapore to Zurich (head office). Banking services are provided outside of Russia by Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd. in Switzerland which is authorized and regulated by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA). Julius Baer and its Moscow representative office are not licensed banks in Russia. The legal regulation of private banking services in Switzerland can have significant differences compared to Russian banking services.

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Divine When reality becomes hazy, that is the moment a dream of an island between the sea and the sky is born; a sparkling jewel of a thousand and one colours, a pure blend of cultural mix. While no-one has yet returned from the heavBy Fiona Esther

ens above to offer us a perfect picture of paradise, in the heart of the Indian Ocean on the west coast of Mauritius, in the burgeoning Flic en Flac region there is heaven on earth. The magnificence of a luxury hotel inspired by local

custom, born of a constant and powerful quest for well-being, the Maradiva Hotel awakens our senses and offers us a unique experience. An experience to enjoy now!

maradiva

The Maradiva experience, latitude luxury! Nestled on the sunny side of Mauritius, the Maradiva Hotel is a standard bearer for luxury in the Indian Ocean – a real promise of the kind of topflight voyage you would expect from a “Leading Hotel” that exclusive club of which it is a member. It is an open-air complex permanently bathed in natural light where all the natural elements come together in perfect symbiosis. A truly paradisiacal panorama of luxuriant vegetation decorates the turquoise waters of the bay shared by pirogues and sail boats while a little further out emblematic yachts are anchored. Here you will find the 65 elegantly luxurious and private villas including two presidential villas with their superb views of the immaculate beach. It is within this subtle refinement that each guest can fully enjoy their stay and the various services on offer. A culinary break, therapy for the mind and body, an initiation into ayurevedic secrets, a restorative change of scene and a thousand other pleasures – nothing is left to chance on this five star trip.

Prestigious Itinerary “Luxury, refinement, serenity,” the three words that seem to be the common thread, for a stay at the Maradiva offers that longed-for opportunity of becoming for a short time at least a privileged visitor entitled to prestigious treatment. A promise that everything will be exceptional, filled with a natural generosity towards each and every guest from wherever they hail, from the moment they arrive to their very last second on Mauritian soil.

A Five Star Welcome In the heart of the Indian Ocean, far from megalopolises and their daily agitation, just a six or 12hour flight away depending on your starting point, an island of legendary beauty opens its arms to welcome you. Without losing a drop of its natural beauty as it evolved into one of the most sought after destinations on the planet, arriving or departing from Mauritius has never been so agreeable. 28

The stage is set; the island puts on its Sunday best and transforms into a prestigious Garden of Eden where luxury is unparalleled.

“YU lounge” The Art of Receiving A pause in the heart of a luxurious bubble of tranquillity – isn’t that a dream we have all had? A pioneer in high-end service, barely have you stepped off your plane than an army of people gets busy with a smile in their hearts and on their lips. Nothing is left to chance here; with precision timing and a dedicated concierge service, you and those travelling with you are the centre of every attention. You are discreetly welcomed in the ultra-refined atmosphere of the private rooms of the YU Lounge in the heart of the private terminal of Ramgoulam Airport. Our globe-trotting friends, those in transit or newly arrived – all can enjoy an exquisite moment of quiet and complete relaxation in order to perfect their Mauritian adventure.

Red Carpet if you please! Like a well-kept secret, we are welcomed into a very special-looking private V IP pavilion. The YU Lounge offers a discreetly unusual experience. There are collector’s vehicles on the tarmac, local food and beverages and the very latest in style and technology as well as countless other little pleasures waiting just for you. While staff take care of the administrative formalities and your luggage, you are free to make the most of your last few moments in this timeless spot. As we looked out of the huge bay windows onto a landscape from a different world, a shadow began moving towards us. Little by little, the majestic wings of a Rolls-Royce Phantom in immaculate pearl appeared, together with private chauffeurs in smart blue and white uniforms – the colours of the Maradiva.

“Welcome to Mauritius” “... We are delighted to greet you,” we are told in a legendary hospitable style. All aboard for a magical destination. 29


maradiva

Divine When reality becomes hazy, that is the moment a dream of an island between the sea and the sky is born; a sparkling jewel of a thousand and one colours, a pure blend of cultural mix. While no-one has yet returned from the heavBy Fiona Esther

ens above to offer us a perfect picture of paradise, in the heart of the Indian Ocean on the west coast of Mauritius, in the burgeoning Flic en Flac region there is heaven on earth. The magnificence of a luxury hotel inspired by local

custom, born of a constant and powerful quest for well-being, the Maradiva Hotel awakens our senses and offers us a unique experience. An experience to enjoy now!

maradiva

The Maradiva experience, latitude luxury! Nestled on the sunny side of Mauritius, the Maradiva Hotel is a standard bearer for luxury in the Indian Ocean – a real promise of the kind of topflight voyage you would expect from a “Leading Hotel” that exclusive club of which it is a member. It is an open-air complex permanently bathed in natural light where all the natural elements come together in perfect symbiosis. A truly paradisiacal panorama of luxuriant vegetation decorates the turquoise waters of the bay shared by pirogues and sail boats while a little further out emblematic yachts are anchored. Here you will find the 65 elegantly luxurious and private villas including two presidential villas with their superb views of the immaculate beach. It is within this subtle refinement that each guest can fully enjoy their stay and the various services on offer. A culinary break, therapy for the mind and body, an initiation into ayurevedic secrets, a restorative change of scene and a thousand other pleasures – nothing is left to chance on this five star trip.

Prestigious Itinerary “Luxury, refinement, serenity,” the three words that seem to be the common thread, for a stay at the Maradiva offers that longed-for opportunity of becoming for a short time at least a privileged visitor entitled to prestigious treatment. A promise that everything will be exceptional, filled with a natural generosity towards each and every guest from wherever they hail, from the moment they arrive to their very last second on Mauritian soil.

A Five Star Welcome In the heart of the Indian Ocean, far from megalopolises and their daily agitation, just a six or 12hour flight away depending on your starting point, an island of legendary beauty opens its arms to welcome you. Without losing a drop of its natural beauty as it evolved into one of the most sought after destinations on the planet, arriving or departing from Mauritius has never been so agreeable. 28

The stage is set; the island puts on its Sunday best and transforms into a prestigious Garden of Eden where luxury is unparalleled.

“YU lounge” The Art of Receiving A pause in the heart of a luxurious bubble of tranquillity – isn’t that a dream we have all had? A pioneer in high-end service, barely have you stepped off your plane than an army of people gets busy with a smile in their hearts and on their lips. Nothing is left to chance here; with precision timing and a dedicated concierge service, you and those travelling with you are the centre of every attention. You are discreetly welcomed in the ultra-refined atmosphere of the private rooms of the YU Lounge in the heart of the private terminal of Ramgoulam Airport. Our globe-trotting friends, those in transit or newly arrived – all can enjoy an exquisite moment of quiet and complete relaxation in order to perfect their Mauritian adventure.

Red Carpet if you please! Like a well-kept secret, we are welcomed into a very special-looking private V IP pavilion. The YU Lounge offers a discreetly unusual experience. There are collector’s vehicles on the tarmac, local food and beverages and the very latest in style and technology as well as countless other little pleasures waiting just for you. While staff take care of the administrative formalities and your luggage, you are free to make the most of your last few moments in this timeless spot. As we looked out of the huge bay windows onto a landscape from a different world, a shadow began moving towards us. Little by little, the majestic wings of a Rolls-Royce Phantom in immaculate pearl appeared, together with private chauffeurs in smart blue and white uniforms – the colours of the Maradiva.

“Welcome to Mauritius” “... We are delighted to greet you,” we are told in a legendary hospitable style. All aboard for a magical destination. 29


maradiva

Maradiva

Resort

and

Spa On the Way By Fiona Esther

Dancing through the heart of the town, spinning between the narrow streets, we get a sneak preview of the delights to come. The folklore of Saint Louis enchants us; mysterious sacred temples pass before our eyes already captivated by a thousand and one colours of the countryside. Like a water colour, the shades blend into each other to reveal a unique horizon. Just 45 minutes is all it takes to reach the heart of a new region: Flic en Flac. Blessed by the gods and protected from the trade winds, this heavenly spot enjoys a particularly pleasant micro-climate as well as three kilometres of white sand beach bordered by a natural coral reef. There are countless American-inspired hotels around here but we continue a little further until we reach the Maradiva Villas Resort and Spa nestled discreetly away. The rhythm slows; time seems almost to stand still. The majestic entrance, inspired by Mauritian architecture with a colonial twist, opens up before us.Just like a Garden of Eden, the grounds have been thought through in such a way every guest can wander at will in complete independence. Whether taking a little “me” time, or visiting with a partner or loved ones, happiness is on hand here. The Good Life

In the heart of a never-ending tropical garden filled with beautiful, wild f lowers, some 27 hectares are dotted with 65 elegantly private villas. Inspired by In-

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dian custom and Creole design, and in a quest for a spicy and warm atmosphere, the layout of these private villas is highly refined and the materials used are the very best. Add to this a light-filled terrace and a private pool benefiting from an ocean view – close up or a little further off - and it is in complete tranquillity that we watch time float by. With a minimum of 165 m2 of living area, the bathroom is definitely the strong point of the villa interior. Decorated in white marble and gold, the ladies will just love powdering their noses here. And a nod to the VIP guests; the two Presidential villas verge on a paroxysm of luxury. With the Indian Ocean lapping at their feet, they can relax in some 355 m2 of richness, their every need catered for by their own dedicated butler. T he v i l la s of fer such serenit y a nd almost self-sufficiency; you could easily spend your entire trip within one of these cocoons without ever needing to leave. The staff are more than capable of fulfilling your least desire, from the most banal to the most unusual. Enjoy a breakfast any time of day, tuck into a candle-lit dinner in the middle of the night, take time to live at your own pace and make the most of the privilege of having others adapt to you. What a delight! Once our curiosity gets the better of us, we venture out and discover an ensemble of prestigious services tucked away here and there around the hotel – a sign of a well-deserved five stars. This really is a hotel complex where high-end services are combined with well-being for a little soul therapy.

Stunning Stroll We hop on a bike and as we cycle through palm trees and wild flowers, our attention is drawn to a particular spot. Young women dressed in pearly white, a lily in their hair, are heading there serenely as if entering a sacred sphere.


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Maradiva

Resort

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Spa On the Way By Fiona Esther

Dancing through the heart of the town, spinning between the narrow streets, we get a sneak preview of the delights to come. The folklore of Saint Louis enchants us; mysterious sacred temples pass before our eyes already captivated by a thousand and one colours of the countryside. Like a water colour, the shades blend into each other to reveal a unique horizon. Just 45 minutes is all it takes to reach the heart of a new region: Flic en Flac. Blessed by the gods and protected from the trade winds, this heavenly spot enjoys a particularly pleasant micro-climate as well as three kilometres of white sand beach bordered by a natural coral reef. There are countless American-inspired hotels around here but we continue a little further until we reach the Maradiva Villas Resort and Spa nestled discreetly away. The rhythm slows; time seems almost to stand still. The majestic entrance, inspired by Mauritian architecture with a colonial twist, opens up before us.Just like a Garden of Eden, the grounds have been thought through in such a way every guest can wander at will in complete independence. Whether taking a little “me” time, or visiting with a partner or loved ones, happiness is on hand here. The Good Life

In the heart of a never-ending tropical garden filled with beautiful, wild f lowers, some 27 hectares are dotted with 65 elegantly private villas. Inspired by In-

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dian custom and Creole design, and in a quest for a spicy and warm atmosphere, the layout of these private villas is highly refined and the materials used are the very best. Add to this a light-filled terrace and a private pool benefiting from an ocean view – close up or a little further off - and it is in complete tranquillity that we watch time float by. With a minimum of 165 m2 of living area, the bathroom is definitely the strong point of the villa interior. Decorated in white marble and gold, the ladies will just love powdering their noses here. And a nod to the VIP guests; the two Presidential villas verge on a paroxysm of luxury. With the Indian Ocean lapping at their feet, they can relax in some 355 m2 of richness, their every need catered for by their own dedicated butler. T he v i l la s of fer such serenit y a nd almost self-sufficiency; you could easily spend your entire trip within one of these cocoons without ever needing to leave. The staff are more than capable of fulfilling your least desire, from the most banal to the most unusual. Enjoy a breakfast any time of day, tuck into a candle-lit dinner in the middle of the night, take time to live at your own pace and make the most of the privilege of having others adapt to you. What a delight! Once our curiosity gets the better of us, we venture out and discover an ensemble of prestigious services tucked away here and there around the hotel – a sign of a well-deserved five stars. This really is a hotel complex where high-end services are combined with well-being for a little soul therapy.

Stunning Stroll We hop on a bike and as we cycle through palm trees and wild flowers, our attention is drawn to a particular spot. Young women dressed in pearly white, a lily in their hair, are heading there serenely as if entering a sacred sphere.


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Maradiva SPA

“360 ° of Beauty” By Fiona Esther

Voted “Best Lu xur y Sanctuary” at the 2012 SENSE S Awa rd s in Berlin and a member of the “Leading spas of the World”, the Maradiva villa spa is renowned for the excellence of its holistic and therapeutic treatments. Covering some 2,000 m2 and with an architecture inspired by the “land of fire”, this spa is truly majestic and offers a divinely profound break. “Serenity restored » As if we had said “sesame”, the doors of the Maradiva spa open to let us in. Greeted with a “Namaste” from a team of elite therapists, we are immediately enchanted by the mystical and pareddown atmosphere and the scent of incense. In a “Zen” ritual, we are offered an infusion of citrus fruits, green tear and ginger f lower, followed by a guided tour of this sanctuary of well-being. Within an imperial décor inspired by Creole and Asian refinement, the aquatic areas like regenerators, are sources of life. Guests from all around the 32

world appreciate the benefits of a hydrotherapy pool, and an ancestral ritual of a hammam, sauna and laconium, followed by a freezing plunge pool to remineralise our cells perfectly. This is an invitation to “let go”, bordered by six massage rooms, outdoor patios and private Jacuzzis, two of which are for couples, offering an unrivalled chance to share the pleasure. With a palette of deep, stimulating or relaxing treatments, our senses are on overload and our minds disconnect from reality. Using 100% natural oils with evocative aromas, our bodies are rehydrated and our souls are set free, creating space for a unique moment never before experienced. In western comfort, although the guiding sprit proves to be more centred on Indian philosophy, the ayurvedic treatments take pride of place in this temple of tranquillity.

“Life Science” Based on Indian traditions, Ayur veda actually means “the Science of life” in Sanskrit and is undoubtedly one of the oldest medicines in the world. A real philosophy, it teaches us how we can each maintain physical, psychological, emotional and spir-

itual balance. At its roots are a vegetarian diet and deep meditation favouring the art of massage. Ayurveda really is an art of living which enables us to achieve natural harmony. Mixed in with this are ancestral healing treatments and a dash of modern science, and at the Maradiva Spa, all of these benefits are used for the pleasure of introducing us to them. As if to perfect this initiation, a specialist doctor will carry out a preliminary consultation in order to decide which treatments are most suited to your body. Two specific treatment cabins are devoted to the search of divine mental and physical relaxation, in line with the splendid tradition of well-being: a massage table in lilac wood, a phial of strongly-scented natural oil and en-suite outdoor patios... This ritual transports us into a universe that lasts centuries. Acclaimed for its massages and its work on ayurevedic techniques, Maradiva Spa is now available at some of the most prestigious luxury beauty spots, sharing its secrets with the world. For a short spell, one of the biggest beauty salons in the world showed its innovative and daring spirit by setting its watch to Mauritian time.

International Revelation! For a full month, the Urban Retreat at London’s famous Harrods store opened its doors to tropical treatments. Innovative, so daring and always up with the latest developments in terms of beauty, it showcased Indian therapies and ayurvedic treatments. Wit h i n a re c on st r uc te d Mauritian bubble, relaxation fans were able to uninhibitedly taste the expertise of the Maradiva Spa. Detox sessions, body purification, head massages and other treatments to perfect

your look were carried out in deep spirituality in the heart of a recreated haven of peace. Combining the therapeutic benefits of Indian herbs and the power of essential oils, several treatments were available at this high spot of beauty. Are you familiar with the “Pranam”, the “Champi” and the “Mukalepa”? Together they form a relaxing festival of detoxification; an exotic invitation for a celestial escape for your mind and body. Sheer delight for the curious and unconditional fans of well-being – a divine atmosphere lighting up the grey London sky.


maradiva

Maradiva SPA

“360 ° of Beauty” By Fiona Esther

Voted “Best Lu xur y Sanctuary” at the 2012 SENSE S Awa rd s in Berlin and a member of the “Leading spas of the World”, the Maradiva villa spa is renowned for the excellence of its holistic and therapeutic treatments. Covering some 2,000 m2 and with an architecture inspired by the “land of fire”, this spa is truly majestic and offers a divinely profound break. “Serenity restored » As if we had said “sesame”, the doors of the Maradiva spa open to let us in. Greeted with a “Namaste” from a team of elite therapists, we are immediately enchanted by the mystical and pareddown atmosphere and the scent of incense. In a “Zen” ritual, we are offered an infusion of citrus fruits, green tear and ginger f lower, followed by a guided tour of this sanctuary of well-being. Within an imperial décor inspired by Creole and Asian refinement, the aquatic areas like regenerators, are sources of life. Guests from all around the 32

world appreciate the benefits of a hydrotherapy pool, and an ancestral ritual of a hammam, sauna and laconium, followed by a freezing plunge pool to remineralise our cells perfectly. This is an invitation to “let go”, bordered by six massage rooms, outdoor patios and private Jacuzzis, two of which are for couples, offering an unrivalled chance to share the pleasure. With a palette of deep, stimulating or relaxing treatments, our senses are on overload and our minds disconnect from reality. Using 100% natural oils with evocative aromas, our bodies are rehydrated and our souls are set free, creating space for a unique moment never before experienced. In western comfort, although the guiding sprit proves to be more centred on Indian philosophy, the ayurvedic treatments take pride of place in this temple of tranquillity.

“Life Science” Based on Indian traditions, Ayur veda actually means “the Science of life” in Sanskrit and is undoubtedly one of the oldest medicines in the world. A real philosophy, it teaches us how we can each maintain physical, psychological, emotional and spir-

itual balance. At its roots are a vegetarian diet and deep meditation favouring the art of massage. Ayurveda really is an art of living which enables us to achieve natural harmony. Mixed in with this are ancestral healing treatments and a dash of modern science, and at the Maradiva Spa, all of these benefits are used for the pleasure of introducing us to them. As if to perfect this initiation, a specialist doctor will carry out a preliminary consultation in order to decide which treatments are most suited to your body. Two specific treatment cabins are devoted to the search of divine mental and physical relaxation, in line with the splendid tradition of well-being: a massage table in lilac wood, a phial of strongly-scented natural oil and en-suite outdoor patios... This ritual transports us into a universe that lasts centuries. Acclaimed for its massages and its work on ayurevedic techniques, Maradiva Spa is now available at some of the most prestigious luxury beauty spots, sharing its secrets with the world. For a short spell, one of the biggest beauty salons in the world showed its innovative and daring spirit by setting its watch to Mauritian time.

International Revelation! For a full month, the Urban Retreat at London’s famous Harrods store opened its doors to tropical treatments. Innovative, so daring and always up with the latest developments in terms of beauty, it showcased Indian therapies and ayurvedic treatments. Wit h i n a re c on st r uc te d Mauritian bubble, relaxation fans were able to uninhibitedly taste the expertise of the Maradiva Spa. Detox sessions, body purification, head massages and other treatments to perfect

your look were carried out in deep spirituality in the heart of a recreated haven of peace. Combining the therapeutic benefits of Indian herbs and the power of essential oils, several treatments were available at this high spot of beauty. Are you familiar with the “Pranam”, the “Champi” and the “Mukalepa”? Together they form a relaxing festival of detoxification; an exotic invitation for a celestial escape for your mind and body. Sheer delight for the curious and unconditional fans of well-being – a divine atmosphere lighting up the grey London sky.


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Youth Therapy

When it comes to total beauty expertise, the Maradiva Spa lays out its services before us and exceeds all our hopes. Combining Indian spirituality and western treatments, aromatherapy and various exfoliations perfect this “institute”, filled as it is with everything we could possibly wish for. The beauty workshop, offering luxury manicure’s, pedicures and hair styling, make us more beautiful on the outside and delight us on the inside too. To prolong our pleasure and reach the most intense divine relaxation, a meditation pavilion provides an invitation to deep rebirth. Yoga sessions are also available. These are held outdoors but in an area discreetly hidden away in the exuberant vegetation. Sessions, both in a group or as a oneon-one, will wake your senses and free up new energy. A complete and powerful youth cure opens generously up for us. By Fiona Esther

Oxygen bubble

Turquoise expanse

A perfect equation of “health and beauty” comes together in order to achieve real renewal. A team of star athlete fitness coaches greets us daily in the Fitness Center, nestled in lush gardens. Among the team Adrian and Arnaud, two giants with hearts to match, graciously dispense expert advice. Tailor-made training, body-building and weight loss programmes – nothing is left to chance. Nothing particularly exciting so far you think? Except that this zone takes on the allure of a deeply revitalising oxygen bubble. Here sporty types of whatever level and those looking to shape up fast will find all they need. Fitted out with the latest equipment and the most effective technology, the “cardiovascular” and “gym” zones enable you to get the most out of your time here. The personal training and group sessions, aquagym, tennis and outdoor cycling increase the sensation of complete relaxation ten fold. A generous panoply of services and leisure activities are proposed rather than imposed, offering temporary guests complete independence to enjoy their journey in freedom.

Curling round the wonderful Wolmar beach, the Maradiva brings the surroundings to life to offer guests maximum pleasure. Making the most of its proximity to the ocean and focussing on sea excursions, a private nautical centre laid out beside the beach is full of lovely surprises. We are greeted by sailors sporting the hotel’s colours. Their mission is to make our stay even more special. We head off to explore and experience the supreme pleasures of marine activities. Kite surf, paddle boats, water-skiing, wind-surfing, big game fishing and of course snorkelling; the sublime and colourful depths of the Indian Ocean are within easy reach. The magic gets to work and we are transported into the heart of a heavenly setting of post card inspiration. We admire the dolphins and the gargantuan blue whales, we dive in a clear, blue lagoon and weigh anchor at Benitier Island. Everlasting memories and stunning images leave a wonderful imprint on us.

“Good evening” As night falls, it is under a starry sky that the Maradiva takes on its most prestigious allure. Lit by a thousand lights, vast walkways guide us to the communal areas from which emanate delicious aromas and where evening wear abounds. The fine dining is a real pleasure to the senses. With influences from the four corners of the world and a well-thought through and refined cuisine, this is very much a culinary journey. You can sample Asiatic delights at the Japanese bar of the Cilantro; Europe meets Mauritian culture at the Coast2Coast where numerous Michelinstarred chefs pop by to offer their personal touch for a unique culinary adventure. We watch the fabulous sunset in intimacy as we both sip one of the house cocktails from the Breakers Bar, followed by a candle-lit dinner under a tent, sand between our toes, looking out over the ocean. A unique day, a unique journey – divine.

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Youth Therapy

When it comes to total beauty expertise, the Maradiva Spa lays out its services before us and exceeds all our hopes. Combining Indian spirituality and western treatments, aromatherapy and various exfoliations perfect this “institute”, filled as it is with everything we could possibly wish for. The beauty workshop, offering luxury manicure’s, pedicures and hair styling, make us more beautiful on the outside and delight us on the inside too. To prolong our pleasure and reach the most intense divine relaxation, a meditation pavilion provides an invitation to deep rebirth. Yoga sessions are also available. These are held outdoors but in an area discreetly hidden away in the exuberant vegetation. Sessions, both in a group or as a oneon-one, will wake your senses and free up new energy. A complete and powerful youth cure opens generously up for us. By Fiona Esther

Oxygen bubble

Turquoise expanse

A perfect equation of “health and beauty” comes together in order to achieve real renewal. A team of star athlete fitness coaches greets us daily in the Fitness Center, nestled in lush gardens. Among the team Adrian and Arnaud, two giants with hearts to match, graciously dispense expert advice. Tailor-made training, body-building and weight loss programmes – nothing is left to chance. Nothing particularly exciting so far you think? Except that this zone takes on the allure of a deeply revitalising oxygen bubble. Here sporty types of whatever level and those looking to shape up fast will find all they need. Fitted out with the latest equipment and the most effective technology, the “cardiovascular” and “gym” zones enable you to get the most out of your time here. The personal training and group sessions, aquagym, tennis and outdoor cycling increase the sensation of complete relaxation ten fold. A generous panoply of services and leisure activities are proposed rather than imposed, offering temporary guests complete independence to enjoy their journey in freedom.

Curling round the wonderful Wolmar beach, the Maradiva brings the surroundings to life to offer guests maximum pleasure. Making the most of its proximity to the ocean and focussing on sea excursions, a private nautical centre laid out beside the beach is full of lovely surprises. We are greeted by sailors sporting the hotel’s colours. Their mission is to make our stay even more special. We head off to explore and experience the supreme pleasures of marine activities. Kite surf, paddle boats, water-skiing, wind-surfing, big game fishing and of course snorkelling; the sublime and colourful depths of the Indian Ocean are within easy reach. The magic gets to work and we are transported into the heart of a heavenly setting of post card inspiration. We admire the dolphins and the gargantuan blue whales, we dive in a clear, blue lagoon and weigh anchor at Benitier Island. Everlasting memories and stunning images leave a wonderful imprint on us.

“Good evening” As night falls, it is under a starry sky that the Maradiva takes on its most prestigious allure. Lit by a thousand lights, vast walkways guide us to the communal areas from which emanate delicious aromas and where evening wear abounds. The fine dining is a real pleasure to the senses. With influences from the four corners of the world and a well-thought through and refined cuisine, this is very much a culinary journey. You can sample Asiatic delights at the Japanese bar of the Cilantro; Europe meets Mauritian culture at the Coast2Coast where numerous Michelinstarred chefs pop by to offer their personal touch for a unique culinary adventure. We watch the fabulous sunset in intimacy as we both sip one of the house cocktails from the Breakers Bar, followed by a candle-lit dinner under a tent, sand between our toes, looking out over the ocean. A unique day, a unique journey – divine.

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Flic en Flac A happy place By Fiona Esther

Situated in the heart of the sunny west coast, the former traditional fishing village of Flic en Flac is now the second biggest seaside resort after the Grand Baie. This delightful region, blessed by the gods, attracts crowds of curious visitors. It has developed a perfect union of traditional attractions and modern dynamism, offering such a number and range of new experiences, each visitor is able to find fulfilment in their own journey without ever growing bored. The silent, idyllic image is now completed by an unexpected touch of life. Combining perfect privacy and easy proximity through its ideal geographical situation, the hotel thus manages to satisfy every guest as best as it possibly can. By offering a panoply of activities both within the hotel and excursions beyond, guests from all over the world can thus enjoy their stay to the full by varying their pleasures. Whether enjoying relaxing or invigorating activities, a moment alone or plunging into Mauritian life, whether young or old, travelling solo or with your family, every moment becomes unique. A la carte While some of you may prefer to laze on the magnificent Flic en Flac beach, renowned for its stunning beauty and very popular at weekends, more “active” guests will be pleasantly surprised by the healthy rivalry of the region.

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Now one of the most dynamic areas of the island, numerous traditional restaurants, ground-breaking shopping centres, casinos and other services have sprung up and add a dash of unparalleled fun to the west coast. As soon as you leave the hotel, you can throw off that “gilded castaway” feeling in just a few minutes. And so you find yourself intensely mixed up in Mauritian folklore. Wild, flowerfilled, mineral and animal, we took great delight in discovering the region. Among the attractions – a full immersion excursion, booking a catamaran for a trip out to sea or hiring one of the Harley Davidsons offered by the hotel for a high-speed escapade... Sensations are guaranteed! The most adventurous will love the idea of trying a little hunting while others will make the most of an original initiation at the superb Tamarina Golf course, renowned for its perfect greens. Large families looking for an unforgettable and completely original time will also

have their wishes fulfilled. Just 15 minutes from Flic en Flac lies one of the most beautiful parks in the world - the Casela Yemen Park. This timeless, unreal site enables you to admire all the beauty of the tropical fauna. By quad, buggy, Segway or on a Safari, set off on an adventure, holding on tight to ziplines or swinging from tree to tree. Deer, zebras, ostriches, African antelopes and thousands of tropical birds play in front of us in the heart of grassy savannahs. It is a fabulous experience and by stretching out a hand we can even hope to stroke them. You are certainly guaranteed a day full of emotions and souvenirs. Obviously loving couples aren’t forgotten and will be able to enjoy plenty of surprises hand-in-hand… such as the fabulous sunset that we predict will be “LOVINGLY MAGIC”. Flic en Flac. Pure happiness.


maradiva

Flic en Flac A happy place By Fiona Esther

Situated in the heart of the sunny west coast, the former traditional fishing village of Flic en Flac is now the second biggest seaside resort after the Grand Baie. This delightful region, blessed by the gods, attracts crowds of curious visitors. It has developed a perfect union of traditional attractions and modern dynamism, offering such a number and range of new experiences, each visitor is able to find fulfilment in their own journey without ever growing bored. The silent, idyllic image is now completed by an unexpected touch of life. Combining perfect privacy and easy proximity through its ideal geographical situation, the hotel thus manages to satisfy every guest as best as it possibly can. By offering a panoply of activities both within the hotel and excursions beyond, guests from all over the world can thus enjoy their stay to the full by varying their pleasures. Whether enjoying relaxing or invigorating activities, a moment alone or plunging into Mauritian life, whether young or old, travelling solo or with your family, every moment becomes unique. A la carte While some of you may prefer to laze on the magnificent Flic en Flac beach, renowned for its stunning beauty and very popular at weekends, more “active” guests will be pleasantly surprised by the healthy rivalry of the region.

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Now one of the most dynamic areas of the island, numerous traditional restaurants, ground-breaking shopping centres, casinos and other services have sprung up and add a dash of unparalleled fun to the west coast. As soon as you leave the hotel, you can throw off that “gilded castaway” feeling in just a few minutes. And so you find yourself intensely mixed up in Mauritian folklore. Wild, flowerfilled, mineral and animal, we took great delight in discovering the region. Among the attractions – a full immersion excursion, booking a catamaran for a trip out to sea or hiring one of the Harley Davidsons offered by the hotel for a high-speed escapade... Sensations are guaranteed! The most adventurous will love the idea of trying a little hunting while others will make the most of an original initiation at the superb Tamarina Golf course, renowned for its perfect greens. Large families looking for an unforgettable and completely original time will also

have their wishes fulfilled. Just 15 minutes from Flic en Flac lies one of the most beautiful parks in the world - the Casela Yemen Park. This timeless, unreal site enables you to admire all the beauty of the tropical fauna. By quad, buggy, Segway or on a Safari, set off on an adventure, holding on tight to ziplines or swinging from tree to tree. Deer, zebras, ostriches, African antelopes and thousands of tropical birds play in front of us in the heart of grassy savannahs. It is a fabulous experience and by stretching out a hand we can even hope to stroke them. You are certainly guaranteed a day full of emotions and souvenirs. Obviously loving couples aren’t forgotten and will be able to enjoy plenty of surprises hand-in-hand… such as the fabulous sunset that we predict will be “LOVINGLY MAGIC”. Flic en Flac. Pure happiness.


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IsabelleFa

Destination

emotions in gold.platin.bronze

Pleasure By Fiona Esther

A truly welcoming island, Mauritius whets the appetite like no other, arousing the curiosity of thousands of visitors in search of a complete change of scene. Behind this décor of a reinvented and totally mastered “pleasure tourism”, there lies an exceptional character. Just like a music conductor, brimm i ng w it h deter m i nat ion a nd blessed with a fertile imagination, Michael Sik Yuen, he current Minister for Tourism and Leisure, provides the balm for the heart of his beautiful Mauritius. Mr Sik Yuen has been promoting and dynamising the island as an ever-more-popular destination for the privileged, as never before. Cultivating a glowing touristic image, multiplying promising meetings and forging international relations, the island is growing wings and attracting a pluralist clientele from every horizon. He has been developing the island’s visibility by increasing the number of events held there and by putting

across the symbolic idea of a dynamic place, full of joy and happiness. A n Indian fashion week is followed by the annual Creole festival. And then there are the notable appearances at the Monaco Yacht Show and anywhere else one should be seen; the Mauritian energy is spreading at a great rate and generating inestimable touristic power. Thanks to great leaps forward and very well carried out work, the beautiful archipelago now shines in the eyes of the world and well deserves its gold star. This symbolic and powerful consecration, awarded by the International Tourism Federation in 2013 in the presence of Mr Sik Yuen, extols Mauritius as one of the most prestigious destinations in the world. Enriched by the cultures surrounding it, the archipelago is rolling out the big guns and creating an entire new place on the world map. Playing a full role in such touristic projects as the key “Vanilla Islands” concept, created out of Mr Sik Yuen’s conquering instinct, Mauritius become an obvious choice. A land to be fully explored as soon as possible. The Mauritian dream is coming to us. It is up to us to live it.

original The quality of the jewelry pieces made by IsabelleFa is based on traditional craftsmanship combined with a modern design. We produce exclusively in our manufactury in Germany. The transformation of many single manually executed steps results in a precious and unique piece of jewelry. IsabelleFa represents real values, technically and emotionally. www.isabellefa.com 38


mauritius

IsabelleFa

Destination

emotions in gold.platin.bronze

Pleasure By Fiona Esther

A truly welcoming island, Mauritius whets the appetite like no other, arousing the curiosity of thousands of visitors in search of a complete change of scene. Behind this décor of a reinvented and totally mastered “pleasure tourism”, there lies an exceptional character. Just like a music conductor, brimm i ng w it h deter m i nat ion a nd blessed with a fertile imagination, Michael Sik Yuen, he current Minister for Tourism and Leisure, provides the balm for the heart of his beautiful Mauritius. Mr Sik Yuen has been promoting and dynamising the island as an ever-more-popular destination for the privileged, as never before. Cultivating a glowing touristic image, multiplying promising meetings and forging international relations, the island is growing wings and attracting a pluralist clientele from every horizon. He has been developing the island’s visibility by increasing the number of events held there and by putting

across the symbolic idea of a dynamic place, full of joy and happiness. A n Indian fashion week is followed by the annual Creole festival. And then there are the notable appearances at the Monaco Yacht Show and anywhere else one should be seen; the Mauritian energy is spreading at a great rate and generating inestimable touristic power. Thanks to great leaps forward and very well carried out work, the beautiful archipelago now shines in the eyes of the world and well deserves its gold star. This symbolic and powerful consecration, awarded by the International Tourism Federation in 2013 in the presence of Mr Sik Yuen, extols Mauritius as one of the most prestigious destinations in the world. Enriched by the cultures surrounding it, the archipelago is rolling out the big guns and creating an entire new place on the world map. Playing a full role in such touristic projects as the key “Vanilla Islands” concept, created out of Mr Sik Yuen’s conquering instinct, Mauritius become an obvious choice. A land to be fully explored as soon as possible. The Mauritian dream is coming to us. It is up to us to live it.

original The quality of the jewelry pieces made by IsabelleFa is based on traditional craftsmanship combined with a modern design. We produce exclusively in our manufactury in Germany. The transformation of many single manually executed steps results in a precious and unique piece of jewelry. IsabelleFa represents real values, technically and emotionally. www.isabellefa.com 38


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Creator of dreams

The Champion

Creation by Sarcar / Photo Marian Gérard

Of Joy By Fiona Esther

Serene, his step light and elegantly dressed in a traditional costume, Dr Karl Mootoosamy joins us at the Coast2Coast lounge bar of the Maradiva. Smiling, slightly extrovert in the centre of his supreme universe, he grants us a few hours in his haven of happiness where we would happily stay for years. Searching for the Grail Guided by his dreams, hungry for knowledge and cultural diversity, Dr Karl Mootoosamy is a true epicurean. A disciple of joy, his first words ring out like a hymn to life. Admiring the magnificence of the local flora on a daily basis, appreciating the generosity of simple moments, making the most of all life has to offer; he literally transports us into his bubble of happiness.

Back to his roots After several years abroad, during which his daily life was nevertheless filled with politics and positions of great responsibility, he naturally returned home. And home means his roots, his culture, his “beloved” island that he adores so much and could never leave for long. It was a highly successfully home-coming at that as he was swept ashore on a wind of positivity and a multitude of galvanizing projects for Mauritius. As a real “apostle” for his island, working to increase its international reach, it is now as head of the Mauritian Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) that Dr Mootoosamy presides over and a real and growing buzz about the isle. Wanting to explore the “paradisiacal, fairy like and evidently exotic” image of Mauritius, he has launched project after project with aplomb and thus re-launched “leisure” tourism and more recently “business” tourism which he is particularly focussed on. Little by little then, the whole world has been discovering the mysterious, tropical surprises that

this unique and highly-favoured destination holds. Our interview continues in a poetic atmosphere as this great dreamer sketches a picture of an enchanted island. Painting a floral fresco as well as a multigenerational land of welcome, he tenderly reveals the secret of successful tourism here. “Mauritius bequeathed us a touch of magic,” he confides, a smile playing on his lips and bright thoughts filling his head. It is a combination that clearly comes from personal leanings but also from the real assets that make this spot simply timeless. Strongly emphasising the hospitality and the legendary quality of tropical service, he underlines the generous welcome offered to guests from all over the world and the invitation extended to them of a unique touristic experience. With touching pride, he mentions the awakening of curiosity in some “984,000 extra visitors” to this archipelago of happiness. Our interview draws to a close under a shower of stars, an indication of the wonderful weather and marvellous projects to come. The Vanilla Islands are just a foretaste – and a delicious one at that. www.tourism-mauritius.mu

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Creator of dreams

The Champion

Creation by Sarcar / Photo Marian Gérard

Of Joy By Fiona Esther

Serene, his step light and elegantly dressed in a traditional costume, Dr Karl Mootoosamy joins us at the Coast2Coast lounge bar of the Maradiva. Smiling, slightly extrovert in the centre of his supreme universe, he grants us a few hours in his haven of happiness where we would happily stay for years. Searching for the Grail Guided by his dreams, hungry for knowledge and cultural diversity, Dr Karl Mootoosamy is a true epicurean. A disciple of joy, his first words ring out like a hymn to life. Admiring the magnificence of the local flora on a daily basis, appreciating the generosity of simple moments, making the most of all life has to offer; he literally transports us into his bubble of happiness.

Back to his roots After several years abroad, during which his daily life was nevertheless filled with politics and positions of great responsibility, he naturally returned home. And home means his roots, his culture, his “beloved” island that he adores so much and could never leave for long. It was a highly successfully home-coming at that as he was swept ashore on a wind of positivity and a multitude of galvanizing projects for Mauritius. As a real “apostle” for his island, working to increase its international reach, it is now as head of the Mauritian Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) that Dr Mootoosamy presides over and a real and growing buzz about the isle. Wanting to explore the “paradisiacal, fairy like and evidently exotic” image of Mauritius, he has launched project after project with aplomb and thus re-launched “leisure” tourism and more recently “business” tourism which he is particularly focussed on. Little by little then, the whole world has been discovering the mysterious, tropical surprises that

this unique and highly-favoured destination holds. Our interview continues in a poetic atmosphere as this great dreamer sketches a picture of an enchanted island. Painting a floral fresco as well as a multigenerational land of welcome, he tenderly reveals the secret of successful tourism here. “Mauritius bequeathed us a touch of magic,” he confides, a smile playing on his lips and bright thoughts filling his head. It is a combination that clearly comes from personal leanings but also from the real assets that make this spot simply timeless. Strongly emphasising the hospitality and the legendary quality of tropical service, he underlines the generous welcome offered to guests from all over the world and the invitation extended to them of a unique touristic experience. With touching pride, he mentions the awakening of curiosity in some “984,000 extra visitors” to this archipelago of happiness. Our interview draws to a close under a shower of stars, an indication of the wonderful weather and marvellous projects to come. The Vanilla Islands are just a foretaste – and a delicious one at that. www.tourism-mauritius.mu

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Sublime Alliance Seven peaks, revealing a particularly strong shared history; the magnificent islands of the Indian Ocean have combined for an exceptional tourist adventure. Joining forces to create a truly attractive offer in the eyes of the world, Mauritius, Reunion Island, Madagascar, Mayotte, the Seychelles, the Comoros and the Maldives form a new whole. They have brilliantly pooled their energy into a similar tourist objective: founded on a shared cultural history, enriched by the peculiarities of each island. A dynamic and promising entity, creating a tantalising aroma of reinvented tourism. By Fiona Esther “An extraordinary strength” In the heart of a never-ending ocean, seven neighbouring islands have pooled their precious assets with a view to boosting tourism in the region. Centred on notions “of solidarity, unity and working together”, just like the president of this alliance, Alain Saint-Ange and his close partners have thrown themselves whole-heartedly into this project. This huge challenge, with the over-riding goal being to become an international player, has also received much welcome support from the World Tourism Organisation, the UNWTO, which has recognised a unique engagement with tourism. Numerous marketing strategies and real commitments have been drawn up with determination and enthusiasm under the prestigious inf luence and major investment of Michael Sik Yuen (current Minister for Tourism and Leisure of Mauritius). A series of developments have thus been launched, particularly in the key sectors of transport and communication, through which a multitude of links are being formed. By strengthening two-way and inter-island relations and multiplying links with local and foreign airline companies, the “Vanilla Islands” are boosting their international profile and revealing the possibility of an unparalleled tropical voyage. Protective of their land and pioneers in “environmentally-responsible” tourism, this association is planning new, modern and particularly unifying projects. One example is the famous “Whale Route”, a mirror ref lecting the group’s careful balance between dynamism and preservation. An alliance worthy of seventh heaven, a new touristic identity full of richness and added marvels, to experience as soon as possible. 42

Icons of the World U N IQU E T I M EPI E CE – MOSC OW

Manufacture movement, hand-wound, double barrel, 28,800 vib/h, 45 jewels, 72-hour power reserve with an original gong-striking alarm, evoking the characteristic cadence of a mountain chapel bell.

www.jordiwatches.com


vanilla islands

Sublime Alliance Seven peaks, revealing a particularly strong shared history; the magnificent islands of the Indian Ocean have combined for an exceptional tourist adventure. Joining forces to create a truly attractive offer in the eyes of the world, Mauritius, Reunion Island, Madagascar, Mayotte, the Seychelles, the Comoros and the Maldives form a new whole. They have brilliantly pooled their energy into a similar tourist objective: founded on a shared cultural history, enriched by the peculiarities of each island. A dynamic and promising entity, creating a tantalising aroma of reinvented tourism. By Fiona Esther “An extraordinary strength” In the heart of a never-ending ocean, seven neighbouring islands have pooled their precious assets with a view to boosting tourism in the region. Centred on notions “of solidarity, unity and working together”, just like the president of this alliance, Alain Saint-Ange and his close partners have thrown themselves whole-heartedly into this project. This huge challenge, with the over-riding goal being to become an international player, has also received much welcome support from the World Tourism Organisation, the UNWTO, which has recognised a unique engagement with tourism. Numerous marketing strategies and real commitments have been drawn up with determination and enthusiasm under the prestigious inf luence and major investment of Michael Sik Yuen (current Minister for Tourism and Leisure of Mauritius). A series of developments have thus been launched, particularly in the key sectors of transport and communication, through which a multitude of links are being formed. By strengthening two-way and inter-island relations and multiplying links with local and foreign airline companies, the “Vanilla Islands” are boosting their international profile and revealing the possibility of an unparalleled tropical voyage. Protective of their land and pioneers in “environmentally-responsible” tourism, this association is planning new, modern and particularly unifying projects. One example is the famous “Whale Route”, a mirror ref lecting the group’s careful balance between dynamism and preservation. An alliance worthy of seventh heaven, a new touristic identity full of richness and added marvels, to experience as soon as possible. 42

Icons of the World U N IQU E T I M EPI E CE – MOSC OW

Manufacture movement, hand-wound, double barrel, 28,800 vib/h, 45 jewels, 72-hour power reserve with an original gong-striking alarm, evoking the characteristic cadence of a mountain chapel bell.

www.jordiwatches.com


maradiva watches

Flashy Trendy

So Funny

ANTI-AGING CREAM-MASK

By Fiona Esther

A bright, vibrant, multi-coloured and off-thewall story, arising from light-hearted and contemporary inspiration. The symbolic union of two childhood friends, now adults, pouring everything they love about life into an original design. Dutch by birth, their friendship goes back a long way and is a strong and binding one. The cement that holds their fairy tale together, this story begins in an amusing and unexpected way and ends with a crazy fashion concept: “Bigger is better!”. Inspired by a philosophy and a touch of madness and creativity, Dick and Kees launched a new line of accessories in various sizes, shapes and colours. A collection of watches and glasses ranging from the most classic to the craziest, from the discreet to the exuberant, for both young and old created a buzz. Successful effervescence Starting from the Netherlands and heading through Europe, America, South Africa and many more countries around the world, the KYBOE ! attitude tore up the rule book. Pioneering an extremely fashionable and original label, the collections are as full of life as the men behind them. Models are available in an infinite number of variations, making them ideally adaptable to a thousand and one looks.

News Disciples of social networks and highly adventurous by nature, our two eccentrics are preparing for a new invasion – setting their watches to Mauritian time! With the tropics in their sites, Kyboe ! is now present in the heart of Mauritius where it is developing great alliances. Creating an exclusive, innovative and carefully thought through partnership, the sumptuous Maradiva is displaying an especially dedicated collection for example. A two-tone watch duo in fun and summery tones, designed exclusively for the pleasure of its so privileged guests. A perfect alliance, obtained through a subtle, metal-plastic mix, for those looking for something chic or cheeky. This collection, with its frank and luxurious simplicity, naturally lifts our spirits and enhances our stay. Let’s dance, dream and live and 100 miles and hour. Kyboe ! 44

www.kyboe.com

Une UNE doUble doUblE efficacité EffICACITé anti-age ANTI-AGE

B E A U T Y by C L I N I C A I V O P I T A N G U Y


maradiva watches

Flashy Trendy

So Funny

ANTI-AGING CREAM-MASK

By Fiona Esther

A bright, vibrant, multi-coloured and off-thewall story, arising from light-hearted and contemporary inspiration. The symbolic union of two childhood friends, now adults, pouring everything they love about life into an original design. Dutch by birth, their friendship goes back a long way and is a strong and binding one. The cement that holds their fairy tale together, this story begins in an amusing and unexpected way and ends with a crazy fashion concept: “Bigger is better!”. Inspired by a philosophy and a touch of madness and creativity, Dick and Kees launched a new line of accessories in various sizes, shapes and colours. A collection of watches and glasses ranging from the most classic to the craziest, from the discreet to the exuberant, for both young and old created a buzz. Successful effervescence Starting from the Netherlands and heading through Europe, America, South Africa and many more countries around the world, the KYBOE ! attitude tore up the rule book. Pioneering an extremely fashionable and original label, the collections are as full of life as the men behind them. Models are available in an infinite number of variations, making them ideally adaptable to a thousand and one looks.

News Disciples of social networks and highly adventurous by nature, our two eccentrics are preparing for a new invasion – setting their watches to Mauritian time! With the tropics in their sites, Kyboe ! is now present in the heart of Mauritius where it is developing great alliances. Creating an exclusive, innovative and carefully thought through partnership, the sumptuous Maradiva is displaying an especially dedicated collection for example. A two-tone watch duo in fun and summery tones, designed exclusively for the pleasure of its so privileged guests. A perfect alliance, obtained through a subtle, metal-plastic mix, for those looking for something chic or cheeky. This collection, with its frank and luxurious simplicity, naturally lifts our spirits and enhances our stay. Let’s dance, dream and live and 100 miles and hour. Kyboe ! 44

www.kyboe.com

Une UNE doUble doUblE efficacité EffICACITé anti-age ANTI-AGE

B E A U T Y by C L I N I C A I V O P I T A N G U Y


mauritius

The Insights of a devotee

It is a true a declaration of love and a homage to his adored island for which he works every day with all his heart. Robert Desvaux, located somewhere midway between the world of politics and the “Cultural-touristic” sphere, grants us a personal interview overlooking the peaceful and regenerative ocean. The rendezvous is scheduled for the end of the day, as if to make the most of a time that is particularly precious in his view. “From Flic en Flac, the sunset whispers a love story to us,” he tells us. By Fiona Esther

Flic en Flac, son Amour The former President of the Mauritian Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) may have taken something of a back seat lately but he remains as determined as ever. Intensely close to his culture and deeply proud of his Mauritian roots, Robert Desvaux continues his journey brilliantly but discreetly. Determined to boost the profile of Mauritius around the world and keen to develop a lasting, high-quality tourism, he literally fell in love with one particular region which he now holds up as an example.“Blessed by 48

the gods, heavenly, perfect,” such are the terms he uses to describe this spot he would like to share with the entire world. Opposed to mass tourism, more a pioneer of modern tourism and respectful of locals, he devotes all his attention to re-transcribing reality as it really is in order to fulfil everyone’s desires. Thanks to his in-depth knowledge of the island and the region, he is developing a perfect virtual window for those wishing to visit Mauritius. By creating an on-line portal of the best tropical offers, he can decipher the simplest or more luxurious wishes and

ensure real transparency. Experiencing a high-quality voyage or enjoying a moment of pure simplicity, combining ultimate pleasures and instants of simple generosity is now within reach. Sincerely besotted with his island and dedicated to giving it an international standing, he has teamed up with other “winners” over several touristic commitments. Determined to create a strong and f lourishing label “from a tourism point of view” Desvaux was key in the creation of the “Vanilla Islands”; a concept based on relations and synergies between seven neighbouring archipelagos. Cultur-

ally close and singularly attractive, Mau rit iu s, Mayot te, Mad a g a scar, Reunion Island, Comoros, the Seychelles and more recently the M a ld i ve s h ave c ome to g e t her through this paradisiacal alliance to reveal a fragrant unity that is all the stronger for it. Timidly the sun sets, as if going out in the middle of the lagoon… It takes with it the musical words that Desvaux hums like a love ballad to his favourite island.

www.flicenflac.com

www.viannabrasil.com info@viannabrasil.com


mauritius

The Insights of a devotee

It is a true a declaration of love and a homage to his adored island for which he works every day with all his heart. Robert Desvaux, located somewhere midway between the world of politics and the “Cultural-touristic” sphere, grants us a personal interview overlooking the peaceful and regenerative ocean. The rendezvous is scheduled for the end of the day, as if to make the most of a time that is particularly precious in his view. “From Flic en Flac, the sunset whispers a love story to us,” he tells us. By Fiona Esther

Flic en Flac, son Amour The former President of the Mauritian Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) may have taken something of a back seat lately but he remains as determined as ever. Intensely close to his culture and deeply proud of his Mauritian roots, Robert Desvaux continues his journey brilliantly but discreetly. Determined to boost the profile of Mauritius around the world and keen to develop a lasting, high-quality tourism, he literally fell in love with one particular region which he now holds up as an example.“Blessed by 48

the gods, heavenly, perfect,” such are the terms he uses to describe this spot he would like to share with the entire world. Opposed to mass tourism, more a pioneer of modern tourism and respectful of locals, he devotes all his attention to re-transcribing reality as it really is in order to fulfil everyone’s desires. Thanks to his in-depth knowledge of the island and the region, he is developing a perfect virtual window for those wishing to visit Mauritius. By creating an on-line portal of the best tropical offers, he can decipher the simplest or more luxurious wishes and

ensure real transparency. Experiencing a high-quality voyage or enjoying a moment of pure simplicity, combining ultimate pleasures and instants of simple generosity is now within reach. Sincerely besotted with his island and dedicated to giving it an international standing, he has teamed up with other “winners” over several touristic commitments. Determined to create a strong and f lourishing label “from a tourism point of view” Desvaux was key in the creation of the “Vanilla Islands”; a concept based on relations and synergies between seven neighbouring archipelagos. Cultur-

ally close and singularly attractive, Mau rit iu s, Mayot te, Mad a g a scar, Reunion Island, Comoros, the Seychelles and more recently the M a ld i ve s h ave c ome to g e t her through this paradisiacal alliance to reveal a fragrant unity that is all the stronger for it. Timidly the sun sets, as if going out in the middle of the lagoon… It takes with it the musical words that Desvaux hums like a love ballad to his favourite island.

www.flicenflac.com

www.viannabrasil.com info@viannabrasil.com


Carl F. saga

saga

Carl F. Bucherer A beautiful birthday! Celebrating its 125th birthday in style, the Maison Bucherer has unveiled four exclusive models that are veritable horological feats. A blend of dreams and technological challenges, style and performance; each one is truly enchanting! By Nicolas Berger

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Carl F. saga

saga

Carl F. Bucherer A beautiful birthday! Celebrating its 125th birthday in style, the Maison Bucherer has unveiled four exclusive models that are veritable horological feats. A blend of dreams and technological challenges, style and performance; each one is truly enchanting! By Nicolas Berger

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saga

The new E-Class. At its very best.

I

t was in 1888 that Carl Friedrich Bucherer opened his first watch and jewellery boutique in Lucerne. His name soon became a guarantee of quality and originality. His two sons, one a watch-maker and the other a goldsmith, proved excellent heirs to the paternal heritage. What’s more, the combination of their artistic talents is still visible in the company’s current designs. Proof of this is evident in the launch of four new models to mark the 125th anniversary of the company: in each one, beauty is blended with the highest mechanical skill. With the Manero PowerReserve, the high precision manufacturing movement, CFB A1011is used for the first time in a Manero. The timepiece is also equipped with a power reserve indicator, letting the owner know how much energy the watch still has. The Manero MoonPhase and the Patravi TravelTec FourX have been released in limited edition series in homage to Carl Friedrich Bucherer. The Manero Tourbillon Limited Edition combines for the first time the classic elegance of the Manero with that masterpiece of the art of watch-making: the tourbillon. This fascinating mechanism includes, among other attributes, an incredible power

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reserve of 70 hours! A marvel of which there are only 188 examples in the whole world. With their new Patravi TravelTec FourX Limited Edition, the Carl F. Bucherer watch-makers offer not only multiple time zones but also several worlds linked to fine materials: 18 carat pink gold, high-tech ceramic and titanium. Thanks to a patented mechanism 24-hour display, you can select the time zone of someone you wish to talk to and find out instantly if it is day or night for them. A deluxe blend of state-of-the-art technology, limited to 125 examples. And there is most definitely something for the ladies too with a sublime model christened Alacria RoyalRose. A homage to the most royal of flowers and, above all, to feminine beauty, this design subtly intertwines white gold, 137 sapphires and 137 diamonds in the case. They blend in wonderfully refined harmony with the motherof-pearl of the face. The Alacria RoyalRose seems to blossom on the wrist of the wearer, like a poetic and precious ode. More exclusive than ever, combining modernity and tradition, Carl F. Bucherer’s watches are the perfect present for this exceptional birthday!

A pioneering saloon: the new E-Class is younger, more dynamic and intelligent than ever. Innovative driving assistance systems which are unique in terms of their variety and performance features make it the benchmark in its class.

Phoenix Les Halles & Circle Square, Forbach - Mauritius

Tel: +(230) 207-4300


saga

The new E-Class. At its very best.

I

t was in 1888 that Carl Friedrich Bucherer opened his first watch and jewellery boutique in Lucerne. His name soon became a guarantee of quality and originality. His two sons, one a watch-maker and the other a goldsmith, proved excellent heirs to the paternal heritage. What’s more, the combination of their artistic talents is still visible in the company’s current designs. Proof of this is evident in the launch of four new models to mark the 125th anniversary of the company: in each one, beauty is blended with the highest mechanical skill. With the Manero PowerReserve, the high precision manufacturing movement, CFB A1011is used for the first time in a Manero. The timepiece is also equipped with a power reserve indicator, letting the owner know how much energy the watch still has. The Manero MoonPhase and the Patravi TravelTec FourX have been released in limited edition series in homage to Carl Friedrich Bucherer. The Manero Tourbillon Limited Edition combines for the first time the classic elegance of the Manero with that masterpiece of the art of watch-making: the tourbillon. This fascinating mechanism includes, among other attributes, an incredible power

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reserve of 70 hours! A marvel of which there are only 188 examples in the whole world. With their new Patravi TravelTec FourX Limited Edition, the Carl F. Bucherer watch-makers offer not only multiple time zones but also several worlds linked to fine materials: 18 carat pink gold, high-tech ceramic and titanium. Thanks to a patented mechanism 24-hour display, you can select the time zone of someone you wish to talk to and find out instantly if it is day or night for them. A deluxe blend of state-of-the-art technology, limited to 125 examples. And there is most definitely something for the ladies too with a sublime model christened Alacria RoyalRose. A homage to the most royal of flowers and, above all, to feminine beauty, this design subtly intertwines white gold, 137 sapphires and 137 diamonds in the case. They blend in wonderfully refined harmony with the motherof-pearl of the face. The Alacria RoyalRose seems to blossom on the wrist of the wearer, like a poetic and precious ode. More exclusive than ever, combining modernity and tradition, Carl F. Bucherer’s watches are the perfect present for this exceptional birthday!

A pioneering saloon: the new E-Class is younger, more dynamic and intelligent than ever. Innovative driving assistance systems which are unique in terms of their variety and performance features make it the benchmark in its class.

Phoenix Les Halles & Circle Square, Forbach - Mauritius

Tel: +(230) 207-4300


fashion

fashion

Even her full name is sheer poetry - and a slice of history: Inès Maria Laetitia Eglantine Isabelle de Seignard de la Fressange! Baby Inès was born into a great French family, a delicious cocktail of nobility and high society, on August 11, 1957 in Gassin in the Var region. She was the daughter of Marquis André de Seignard de la Fressange and Argentinian model Cecilia Sanchez Cirez, and her most unusual childhood was divided between Parisian mansions, luxury hotels, Swiss chalets and the family home, a converted mill. After school, she entered the Ecole du Louvre to study History of Art where her unusual looks quickly attracted attention. Within short she was posing for her first photo shoot – a spread for the magazine Elle by photographer Olivier Toscani. This was 1975 and Inès was just 18. Beautiful, slim, mysterious and just slightly androgynous, Inès was everything the top models of the time were not. This was the Jerry Hall, Pat Cleveland, Janice Dickinson, Iman and Gia Carangi era: a time of Scandinavian blonds and sultry brunettes. Inès, with her atypical looks, was out of step and jealous tongues wagged, nick-naming her “The Asparagus”! But her career was launched and she was soon appearing on catwalks for Thierry Mugler, Kenzo and Gaultier. The fashions of the 1970s and 1980s exploded onto the scene, bringing young new designers who all beat a path to her door. Her aristocratic beauty brought a breath of fresh air and class to the catwalk. And topping it all was her sense of humour because Inès was not afraid to smile, laugh and even crack jokes! A global contract for Dior cosmetics later and Inès found herself one of the first top models of the 1980s – and a French one at that!

Inès

The talking model

de la Fressange True Parisian chic! By Yvo Deprelle

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Copyright : L’Oréal Paris

She is the very incarnation of the Parisian woman. In fact, she has even written a book on the subject! Beautiful, elegant, quirky and mischievous, at 56 Inès de la Fressange is still as gorgeous as ever. She is in turn an aristocrat, a top model, a Chanel muse and a fashion designer in her own right. Her career has been rich and varied and full of surprises. We take a look at the fashion icon everyone loves to love, a woman who adds colour to everything she does along with a dash of je ne sais quoi : pure French class!

In 1983, Karl Lagerfeld re-launched Chanel. Inès was the natural choice as the de luxe ambassador of the label. Her resemblance to the young Coco was striking and, ironically, Inès’s mother had also come very close to becoming a Chanel model. However, when the great Coco asked her to cut her hair short she refused and went to Guy Laroche instead! Inès was the first top model to sign an exclusive contract for an haute couture house and she stayed with Chanel for seven years. Bubbly and impish, Inès was happy to chat and always gracious in interviews – so much so the press dubbed her the “talking model”, something of a rarity in the profession! But then she was never the “look beautiful and keep quiet” type. With her popularity soaring, in 1989 Inès was asked to be the new model for Marianne, the symbol of the French republic that is present in every town hall in the country. By accepting she would be following in the wake of Brigitte Bardot and Catherine Deneuve so it was a tempting offer but not for Karl Lagerfeld. He categorically rejected the idea (too vulgar in his opinion) but Inès posed anyway.

The result was the end of her contract with Chanel and the start of a long legal battle.

Copyright Inès Inès was now free of all constraints but what to do next? Among the deluge of projects put to her was one from Henry Racamier, former head of Vuitton, who in 1991 suggested she start her own label. It was a crazy idea what she embraced enthusiastically! Her years at Chanel had honed her natural sense of style and fashion. Inès had been present at marketing meetings and press conferences and had spent hours in the studio watching Lagerfeld and his dressmakers. So she hired a head seamstress from Chanel and, aided by Eric Bergère, at the time a Lanvin designer, she began to create her own designs. These were simple and elegant everyday clothes that she herself wanted to wear – a chic and accessible range. Some 2,000 people attended the opening of the wonderful shop in Avenue Montaigne. Success was instantaneous! Inès’s closeness to her clientele, her talent and her loveable personality all paid off in spades. She went on to design accessories, furniture and decorative objects. A dozen stores opened in France, the US and even Japan! But then came the disputes with partners and, like Scherrer and Ungaro, she was fired from her own company, of which she was a minority shareholder in 1999. She didn’t even have the right to use her own name! A new legal battle began...

Inès 2013 Inès is a true phoenix! In 2002 she revived Roger Vivier, the legendary haute-couture shoe label that, at the beginning of last century, was the height of luxury footwear along with Jourdan, Perugia and Ferregamo. Together with designer Bruno Frisoni she became artistic director and then CEO of the label. Her work there even earned her the French distinction of the Legion of Honour. It was a sweet revenge! At the same time, and without neglecting her humanitarian work, she threw herself into writing and produced a fascinating auto-biography. Some eight years later she completed her famous Parisian fashion guide, a delightful compilation of the best places to shop in the French capital. As for her looks, Inès is still very much on top (pun intended!). Now in her fifties, she caused a sensation when she returned to the catwalk for Gaultier Couture in 2009 and then for Chanel in 2011. The latter was proof to the world that she and Karl Lagerfeld had made their peace! After such triumphs it was only logical that she joined the elite list of faces of L’Oréal in 2011... A ‘True Match’ like the renowned foundation by the company for which she is now an ambassador! Because she’s worth it and even more because everyone loves Inès!

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fashion

fashion

Even her full name is sheer poetry - and a slice of history: Inès Maria Laetitia Eglantine Isabelle de Seignard de la Fressange! Baby Inès was born into a great French family, a delicious cocktail of nobility and high society, on August 11, 1957 in Gassin in the Var region. She was the daughter of Marquis André de Seignard de la Fressange and Argentinian model Cecilia Sanchez Cirez, and her most unusual childhood was divided between Parisian mansions, luxury hotels, Swiss chalets and the family home, a converted mill. After school, she entered the Ecole du Louvre to study History of Art where her unusual looks quickly attracted attention. Within short she was posing for her first photo shoot – a spread for the magazine Elle by photographer Olivier Toscani. This was 1975 and Inès was just 18. Beautiful, slim, mysterious and just slightly androgynous, Inès was everything the top models of the time were not. This was the Jerry Hall, Pat Cleveland, Janice Dickinson, Iman and Gia Carangi era: a time of Scandinavian blonds and sultry brunettes. Inès, with her atypical looks, was out of step and jealous tongues wagged, nick-naming her “The Asparagus”! But her career was launched and she was soon appearing on catwalks for Thierry Mugler, Kenzo and Gaultier. The fashions of the 1970s and 1980s exploded onto the scene, bringing young new designers who all beat a path to her door. Her aristocratic beauty brought a breath of fresh air and class to the catwalk. And topping it all was her sense of humour because Inès was not afraid to smile, laugh and even crack jokes! A global contract for Dior cosmetics later and Inès found herself one of the first top models of the 1980s – and a French one at that!

Inès

The talking model

de la Fressange True Parisian chic! By Yvo Deprelle

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Copyright : L’Oréal Paris

She is the very incarnation of the Parisian woman. In fact, she has even written a book on the subject! Beautiful, elegant, quirky and mischievous, at 56 Inès de la Fressange is still as gorgeous as ever. She is in turn an aristocrat, a top model, a Chanel muse and a fashion designer in her own right. Her career has been rich and varied and full of surprises. We take a look at the fashion icon everyone loves to love, a woman who adds colour to everything she does along with a dash of je ne sais quoi : pure French class!

In 1983, Karl Lagerfeld re-launched Chanel. Inès was the natural choice as the de luxe ambassador of the label. Her resemblance to the young Coco was striking and, ironically, Inès’s mother had also come very close to becoming a Chanel model. However, when the great Coco asked her to cut her hair short she refused and went to Guy Laroche instead! Inès was the first top model to sign an exclusive contract for an haute couture house and she stayed with Chanel for seven years. Bubbly and impish, Inès was happy to chat and always gracious in interviews – so much so the press dubbed her the “talking model”, something of a rarity in the profession! But then she was never the “look beautiful and keep quiet” type. With her popularity soaring, in 1989 Inès was asked to be the new model for Marianne, the symbol of the French republic that is present in every town hall in the country. By accepting she would be following in the wake of Brigitte Bardot and Catherine Deneuve so it was a tempting offer but not for Karl Lagerfeld. He categorically rejected the idea (too vulgar in his opinion) but Inès posed anyway.

The result was the end of her contract with Chanel and the start of a long legal battle.

Copyright Inès Inès was now free of all constraints but what to do next? Among the deluge of projects put to her was one from Henry Racamier, former head of Vuitton, who in 1991 suggested she start her own label. It was a crazy idea what she embraced enthusiastically! Her years at Chanel had honed her natural sense of style and fashion. Inès had been present at marketing meetings and press conferences and had spent hours in the studio watching Lagerfeld and his dressmakers. So she hired a head seamstress from Chanel and, aided by Eric Bergère, at the time a Lanvin designer, she began to create her own designs. These were simple and elegant everyday clothes that she herself wanted to wear – a chic and accessible range. Some 2,000 people attended the opening of the wonderful shop in Avenue Montaigne. Success was instantaneous! Inès’s closeness to her clientele, her talent and her loveable personality all paid off in spades. She went on to design accessories, furniture and decorative objects. A dozen stores opened in France, the US and even Japan! But then came the disputes with partners and, like Scherrer and Ungaro, she was fired from her own company, of which she was a minority shareholder in 1999. She didn’t even have the right to use her own name! A new legal battle began...

Inès 2013 Inès is a true phoenix! In 2002 she revived Roger Vivier, the legendary haute-couture shoe label that, at the beginning of last century, was the height of luxury footwear along with Jourdan, Perugia and Ferregamo. Together with designer Bruno Frisoni she became artistic director and then CEO of the label. Her work there even earned her the French distinction of the Legion of Honour. It was a sweet revenge! At the same time, and without neglecting her humanitarian work, she threw herself into writing and produced a fascinating auto-biography. Some eight years later she completed her famous Parisian fashion guide, a delightful compilation of the best places to shop in the French capital. As for her looks, Inès is still very much on top (pun intended!). Now in her fifties, she caused a sensation when she returned to the catwalk for Gaultier Couture in 2009 and then for Chanel in 2011. The latter was proof to the world that she and Karl Lagerfeld had made their peace! After such triumphs it was only logical that she joined the elite list of faces of L’Oréal in 2011... A ‘True Match’ like the renowned foundation by the company for which she is now an ambassador! Because she’s worth it and even more because everyone loves Inès!

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fashion

fashion

Josse

Christophe

In the shadow of rosebuds

A symbol of ultimate luxury and the French art of living, Haute Couture has filled our dreams for more than a century. Of the hundred or so maisons at the end of the 1940s, only 24 remained by 1986 and now there are just 17, including permanent members and occasional contributors. The title “Haute Couture” is protected by law and strict criteria apply. For a fashion designer, it’s the ultimate accolade! Christophe Josse joined this highly elite circle in January 2011. A former assistant to Louis Féraud, he worked for many years for Torrente. Blush tracked down this great designer, as discreet as he is talented, at the end of Fashion Week. Interview by Yvo Deprelle.

How did you get started? Did you study fashion? After three years of studying History of Art and a short stint at a fashion school, I managed to get a work placement with Louis Féraud. What was it like working with Louis Féraud and then with Rose Torrente? What are these great names in fashion like in daily life? At Louis Féraud I learned to watch, listen and analyse the universe of a couture house. It was a real initiation - discovering a whole new world, that of Haute Couture with its rituals, rules and etiquette. I explored store rooms filled with spectacular embroidered gowns and accessories! I was captivated by the mastery of the technique and the brilliance of the primary ateliers. I bumped into plumassiers and embroiderers - every presentation was enchanting. I found the same quest and taste for perfection at Torrente. There was Haute Couture anchored in the contemporary, combining modernity, dynamism and a mastery of excellence. Creating ones own Couture label is a huge challenge and an enormous task. Creating ones own Haute Couture label is an exulting human adventure. You have to know how to bring people together and build up a loyal, creative and dynamic team around you. Your collections are light, sensual, timeless and very romantic. Where do you find inspiration? Work on preparing the collection happens almost sub-consciously. The mind and the ear are open; 56

the first ideas begin to form and the silhouettes take shape. Simultaneously, meetings with embroiderers, those who embellish fabrics, paruriers and plumassiers spark new ideas and raise many questions and the desire to follow a different path. The collection evolves and the first fittings confirm whether you have taken the right direction or not! The shapes, the architecture, the choice of materials and the result they give create situations where surprise and enthusiasm rub shoulders with bitter disappointment. That is what makes creating a collection always so exciting! Tell us about your last collection; it seemed very diaphanous, very pure.

© Cécile Rogue

This year we went for a willowy shape inspired by photos of central European peasants, emphasising embroidery with a Slavic style, sometimes dotted with Mongolian sheep fur. Ivory, clay, alabaster - all these shades of white were present in wool felt, the crêpe-de-Chine, neoprene, chiffon and charmeuse. How would you define elegance? Elegance is a certain form of simplicity. What item of clothing would you have liked to have created? The T-shirt! Which celebrity would you like to dress? Cate Blanchett.

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fashion

fashion

Josse

Christophe

In the shadow of rosebuds

A symbol of ultimate luxury and the French art of living, Haute Couture has filled our dreams for more than a century. Of the hundred or so maisons at the end of the 1940s, only 24 remained by 1986 and now there are just 17, including permanent members and occasional contributors. The title “Haute Couture” is protected by law and strict criteria apply. For a fashion designer, it’s the ultimate accolade! Christophe Josse joined this highly elite circle in January 2011. A former assistant to Louis Féraud, he worked for many years for Torrente. Blush tracked down this great designer, as discreet as he is talented, at the end of Fashion Week. Interview by Yvo Deprelle.

How did you get started? Did you study fashion? After three years of studying History of Art and a short stint at a fashion school, I managed to get a work placement with Louis Féraud. What was it like working with Louis Féraud and then with Rose Torrente? What are these great names in fashion like in daily life? At Louis Féraud I learned to watch, listen and analyse the universe of a couture house. It was a real initiation - discovering a whole new world, that of Haute Couture with its rituals, rules and etiquette. I explored store rooms filled with spectacular embroidered gowns and accessories! I was captivated by the mastery of the technique and the brilliance of the primary ateliers. I bumped into plumassiers and embroiderers - every presentation was enchanting. I found the same quest and taste for perfection at Torrente. There was Haute Couture anchored in the contemporary, combining modernity, dynamism and a mastery of excellence. Creating ones own Couture label is a huge challenge and an enormous task. Creating ones own Haute Couture label is an exulting human adventure. You have to know how to bring people together and build up a loyal, creative and dynamic team around you. Your collections are light, sensual, timeless and very romantic. Where do you find inspiration? Work on preparing the collection happens almost sub-consciously. The mind and the ear are open; 56

the first ideas begin to form and the silhouettes take shape. Simultaneously, meetings with embroiderers, those who embellish fabrics, paruriers and plumassiers spark new ideas and raise many questions and the desire to follow a different path. The collection evolves and the first fittings confirm whether you have taken the right direction or not! The shapes, the architecture, the choice of materials and the result they give create situations where surprise and enthusiasm rub shoulders with bitter disappointment. That is what makes creating a collection always so exciting! Tell us about your last collection; it seemed very diaphanous, very pure.

© Cécile Rogue

This year we went for a willowy shape inspired by photos of central European peasants, emphasising embroidery with a Slavic style, sometimes dotted with Mongolian sheep fur. Ivory, clay, alabaster - all these shades of white were present in wool felt, the crêpe-de-Chine, neoprene, chiffon and charmeuse. How would you define elegance? Elegance is a certain form of simplicity. What item of clothing would you have liked to have created? The T-shirt! Which celebrity would you like to dress? Cate Blanchett.

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music

music

Beyoncé The interview

At the grand age of 31, this Afro-Creole American with the eyes of Bambi has the world at her feet. And yet it was hardly written in the stars that Texan Beyoncé Giselle Knowles, would become a sex symbol. A hair-dresser mother, a traditional Baptist father, the woman who would one day become the fantasy of everyman and the captivating and extremely well-paid face of several brands of cosmetics, grew up to the rhythm of the church organ! After leaving her band Destiny’s Child, Beyoncé threw herself body – and what a body – and soul into the movie business. Her aim: to become THE queen of the box office after a sell-out world tour. We bow down before a cosmic star! By our London correspondent Frank Rousseau.

Beyoncé: It’s pronounced BE-YON-SAY. I have this surefire way of remembering: think of fiancée but with a “B” instead of the “F”. You don’t need to tell me there aren’t many of us around. When I was a kid it didn’t bother me but as I grew older I began asking my mother: “Why did you give me a name that’s crazy and so difficult to carry?!” In fact, it’s not a first name but my mother’s maiden name. As there were no more male descendants on her side of the family to carry the name on, she decided she had to do something so it wouldn’t be lost forever. That was how she got the idea to give me the name as my first name. And there you go! How do you cope with celebrity life? Initially, the attraction of the unknown can make your head spin. The feeling of being chosen by the Gods! It’s that glitter moment. And very soon you realise you aren’t free like you used to be. Whatever you do, there will always be someone out there ready to spill the beans on you or start a false rumour. It’s the flip side of the coin. Is it true that the first show you ever put on was in your mother’s hair-dressing salon? Yes it is! Me and my girlfriends would go there every week to “test” our new songs on the customers. We usually came away with a few tips. The number

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one challenge was to make our voices carry over the noise of the hair-dryers! You are the queen in the computer animated fantasy film Epic, but you are also a “queen” to a certain extent because we waited for you [Beyoncé arrived more than an hour later than the scheduled interview time] and also because an entire court follows you [body guards, agents, make-up artists, photographers and assistants etc.] We were wondering whether you ever manage to get any kind of privacy? To be frank, when I walk into a supermarket, the only thing I’m capable of is buying nappies for my daughter and getting out of there in doublequick time – watched permanently by the store’s cameras! …or the paparazzi! Me being chased by the paparazzi pack is the modern city version of fox hunting and it’s no holds barred! Nowadays performing live only takes up a few hours and the rest of the time I’m with my family, with my daughter. You know, my mother is always there to remind me I’m not a queen. I like that balance! When you become as famous as you are, do you feel a sense of responsibility? Yes! And that starts with a responsibility to myself! (laughs). You must never forget that every one

of your gestures, actions or interventions and also everything you say will be commented on, analysed and picked apart. I feel I have no right – even if I don’t see myself as a role model – to disappoint my fans, my public, those who follow my career. And yet I’m only human and when you are human you know you can make mistakes. Like when I’m driving, I always try to steer right and never cross the solid yellow line. I don’t want to crash into the scenery! (laughs) You became very famous while you were still living at home with your parents. Do you think if fame had come to you later in life you would have conducted your career in the same way? That’s a good question but I don’t have the answer. What I do know though is that nothing can prepare you for hyper-media attention. There is no school, no training to teach you how to deal with this abnormal level of attention! Becoming famous is becoming enslaved, it’s become dependant on a system and a mechanism. So it’s important to have good people around you, to work with people who know you and who will do everything possible to keep your feet firmly on the ground. The world of showbiz is like a distorting mirror. You shouldn’t trust the reflection you see in it because it’s a far cry from reality. As for me, I kept my old childhood friends. These are important links for me because they mean I never forget where I’m from and therefore who I am! © ColumbiaSonyMusic

Blush: Let’s start with your name which many say is unpronounceable in French. It’s very unusual. Do you know where it comes from?

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music

music

Beyoncé The interview

At the grand age of 31, this Afro-Creole American with the eyes of Bambi has the world at her feet. And yet it was hardly written in the stars that Texan Beyoncé Giselle Knowles, would become a sex symbol. A hair-dresser mother, a traditional Baptist father, the woman who would one day become the fantasy of everyman and the captivating and extremely well-paid face of several brands of cosmetics, grew up to the rhythm of the church organ! After leaving her band Destiny’s Child, Beyoncé threw herself body – and what a body – and soul into the movie business. Her aim: to become THE queen of the box office after a sell-out world tour. We bow down before a cosmic star! By our London correspondent Frank Rousseau.

Beyoncé: It’s pronounced BE-YON-SAY. I have this surefire way of remembering: think of fiancée but with a “B” instead of the “F”. You don’t need to tell me there aren’t many of us around. When I was a kid it didn’t bother me but as I grew older I began asking my mother: “Why did you give me a name that’s crazy and so difficult to carry?!” In fact, it’s not a first name but my mother’s maiden name. As there were no more male descendants on her side of the family to carry the name on, she decided she had to do something so it wouldn’t be lost forever. That was how she got the idea to give me the name as my first name. And there you go! How do you cope with celebrity life? Initially, the attraction of the unknown can make your head spin. The feeling of being chosen by the Gods! It’s that glitter moment. And very soon you realise you aren’t free like you used to be. Whatever you do, there will always be someone out there ready to spill the beans on you or start a false rumour. It’s the flip side of the coin. Is it true that the first show you ever put on was in your mother’s hair-dressing salon? Yes it is! Me and my girlfriends would go there every week to “test” our new songs on the customers. We usually came away with a few tips. The number

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one challenge was to make our voices carry over the noise of the hair-dryers! You are the queen in the computer animated fantasy film Epic, but you are also a “queen” to a certain extent because we waited for you [Beyoncé arrived more than an hour later than the scheduled interview time] and also because an entire court follows you [body guards, agents, make-up artists, photographers and assistants etc.] We were wondering whether you ever manage to get any kind of privacy? To be frank, when I walk into a supermarket, the only thing I’m capable of is buying nappies for my daughter and getting out of there in doublequick time – watched permanently by the store’s cameras! …or the paparazzi! Me being chased by the paparazzi pack is the modern city version of fox hunting and it’s no holds barred! Nowadays performing live only takes up a few hours and the rest of the time I’m with my family, with my daughter. You know, my mother is always there to remind me I’m not a queen. I like that balance! When you become as famous as you are, do you feel a sense of responsibility? Yes! And that starts with a responsibility to myself! (laughs). You must never forget that every one

of your gestures, actions or interventions and also everything you say will be commented on, analysed and picked apart. I feel I have no right – even if I don’t see myself as a role model – to disappoint my fans, my public, those who follow my career. And yet I’m only human and when you are human you know you can make mistakes. Like when I’m driving, I always try to steer right and never cross the solid yellow line. I don’t want to crash into the scenery! (laughs) You became very famous while you were still living at home with your parents. Do you think if fame had come to you later in life you would have conducted your career in the same way? That’s a good question but I don’t have the answer. What I do know though is that nothing can prepare you for hyper-media attention. There is no school, no training to teach you how to deal with this abnormal level of attention! Becoming famous is becoming enslaved, it’s become dependant on a system and a mechanism. So it’s important to have good people around you, to work with people who know you and who will do everything possible to keep your feet firmly on the ground. The world of showbiz is like a distorting mirror. You shouldn’t trust the reflection you see in it because it’s a far cry from reality. As for me, I kept my old childhood friends. These are important links for me because they mean I never forget where I’m from and therefore who I am! © ColumbiaSonyMusic

Blush: Let’s start with your name which many say is unpronounceable in French. It’s very unusual. Do you know where it comes from?

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music

How has becoming a mother changed your life? In every way! Since I became a mother I feel braver and more confident. But I also know that my big challenge now is to protect my daughter! What are your personal and professional plans? Make more babies and more films! Play darker roles, play characters I haven’t played before. Continue giving the public emotion through my music. You are one of the few female artists in Hollywood to celebrate your curves and to point the finger at the tyranny of dieting. When I see these young actresses conditioned by weight-loss programmes I don’t get it. Why would you insist on trying to be skinny when you’re not naturally that way? You need to watch your figure but it’s not a good idea to eat one piece of fruit a day when you are growing or when you are expending a lot of energy. Food is a kind of fuel. If you don’t fill the tank, you body breaks down. It’s as simple as that! What is your favourite accessory? Heels! It’s like an incurable disease! My wardrobe is about to implode it’s stuffed with so many pairs of shoes. I confess I do tend to keep the boxes as well so they take up quite a lot of room. (Laughs) How much time do you spend in front of your mirror? Thirty minutes max! Now if I have to do the red carpet, with dress fittings, make-up and hair that can run to two hours to get ready. They often say beauty is pain, I say it’s more patience! What would be an ideal holiday spot for you? Miami because the water’s hotter than in California. You just have to dodge the sharks and the hysterical fans! And what is your secret for dodging the ravages of time? I try not to stress too much for a start. Stress is your skin’s biggest enemy. If you could time travel…

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© Tony Duran

I’m very torn. I want to say I would like to live in the 18th century, especially in France because I have always loved the princess dresses! (Laughs). On the other hand I love science fiction and could see myself visiting other planets at the speed of light like in Star Trek!


music

How has becoming a mother changed your life? In every way! Since I became a mother I feel braver and more confident. But I also know that my big challenge now is to protect my daughter! What are your personal and professional plans? Make more babies and more films! Play darker roles, play characters I haven’t played before. Continue giving the public emotion through my music. You are one of the few female artists in Hollywood to celebrate your curves and to point the finger at the tyranny of dieting. When I see these young actresses conditioned by weight-loss programmes I don’t get it. Why would you insist on trying to be skinny when you’re not naturally that way? You need to watch your figure but it’s not a good idea to eat one piece of fruit a day when you are growing or when you are expending a lot of energy. Food is a kind of fuel. If you don’t fill the tank, you body breaks down. It’s as simple as that! What is your favourite accessory? Heels! It’s like an incurable disease! My wardrobe is about to implode it’s stuffed with so many pairs of shoes. I confess I do tend to keep the boxes as well so they take up quite a lot of room. (Laughs) How much time do you spend in front of your mirror? Thirty minutes max! Now if I have to do the red carpet, with dress fittings, make-up and hair that can run to two hours to get ready. They often say beauty is pain, I say it’s more patience! What would be an ideal holiday spot for you? Miami because the water’s hotter than in California. You just have to dodge the sharks and the hysterical fans! And what is your secret for dodging the ravages of time? I try not to stress too much for a start. Stress is your skin’s biggest enemy. If you could time travel…

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© Tony Duran

I’m very torn. I want to say I would like to live in the 18th century, especially in France because I have always loved the princess dresses! (Laughs). On the other hand I love science fiction and could see myself visiting other planets at the speed of light like in Star Trek!


cinema

cinema

Chris Pine

The anti-James Bond After having donned the costume of Captain Kirk in the successful reboot of the Star Trek franchise on the big screen, 33-year-old Chris Pine is back – this time playing Jack Ryan, the CIA agent born out of the imagination of Tom Clancy and made famous by Harrison Ford. He talks to Blush! about his blossoming career. Interview by Jean-Pascal Grosso.

Clearly there’s a better understanding of the actor’s experience. Kenneth intrinsically knows the moments of doubt that you may go through, the advice you need faced with certain obstacles. He has been there himself. So communication is all the easier for that. He has the way and the words to guide you through a scene. After Tony Scott’s Unstoppable and the Star Trek double from J.J. Abrams, here you are, topping the bill of a blockbuster once again... Paradoxically, it was quite an easy shoot. It’s still an action film but Kenneth knew exactly what he wanted. We worked 12 hours a day with three cameras in a relatively efficient way. There was nothing heavy, nothing la-

borious. In Unstoppable we had 10 cameras – a much more impressive shoot. With Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Kenneth wanted to get straight to the point. It had a good pace, both the scenario and on set. I really liked it. The press is beginning to compare you to Paul Newman. (He laughs) No, that’s totally inappropriate. Paul Newman was a giant. I don’t deserve such a compliment but if that’s what you think then I’ll take it anyway! Everyone dreams of a career like his. He was such a hugely talented artist with such a long, exemplary career, and a great guy in real life. Everyone dreams of having such a destiny – and of making vinaigrettes as good as his! Did you meet Tom Clancy, the creator of Jack Ryan, before he passed away in October? I would really have liked to. He was someone I didn’t know at

all. It’s amazing because I had never even read one of his novels and now I find myself playing Jack Ryan on screen. Obviously I knew Ryan already because I saw the four films he was in [The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, The Sum of all Fears]. If it is a success, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit could become your second franchise after Star Trek. Are you anxious? I’m mostly curious to see how it works. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit has lots in common with a film like Marathon Man. The public has got too used to these heroes who, in the space of one film, blow up 20 buildings, know 10 different forms of kung-fu and sleep with four models at once. Thank God that doesn’t happen in our film! This is a spy thriller with moments of intense suspense and calmer moments. And above all with a lead character who uses his head before his fists.

Kenneth Branagh’s Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit release date: January 29.

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Photo by Lucian Capellaro - @ Paramount Pictures 2013. All Rights Reserved.

In Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, you are directed by Kenneth Branagh, also a renowned actor. Is it easier to be directed by an actor?

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cinema

cinema

Chris Pine

The anti-James Bond After having donned the costume of Captain Kirk in the successful reboot of the Star Trek franchise on the big screen, 33-year-old Chris Pine is back – this time playing Jack Ryan, the CIA agent born out of the imagination of Tom Clancy and made famous by Harrison Ford. He talks to Blush! about his blossoming career. Interview by Jean-Pascal Grosso.

Clearly there’s a better understanding of the actor’s experience. Kenneth intrinsically knows the moments of doubt that you may go through, the advice you need faced with certain obstacles. He has been there himself. So communication is all the easier for that. He has the way and the words to guide you through a scene. After Tony Scott’s Unstoppable and the Star Trek double from J.J. Abrams, here you are, topping the bill of a blockbuster once again... Paradoxically, it was quite an easy shoot. It’s still an action film but Kenneth knew exactly what he wanted. We worked 12 hours a day with three cameras in a relatively efficient way. There was nothing heavy, nothing la-

borious. In Unstoppable we had 10 cameras – a much more impressive shoot. With Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Kenneth wanted to get straight to the point. It had a good pace, both the scenario and on set. I really liked it. The press is beginning to compare you to Paul Newman. (He laughs) No, that’s totally inappropriate. Paul Newman was a giant. I don’t deserve such a compliment but if that’s what you think then I’ll take it anyway! Everyone dreams of a career like his. He was such a hugely talented artist with such a long, exemplary career, and a great guy in real life. Everyone dreams of having such a destiny – and of making vinaigrettes as good as his! Did you meet Tom Clancy, the creator of Jack Ryan, before he passed away in October? I would really have liked to. He was someone I didn’t know at

all. It’s amazing because I had never even read one of his novels and now I find myself playing Jack Ryan on screen. Obviously I knew Ryan already because I saw the four films he was in [The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, The Sum of all Fears]. If it is a success, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit could become your second franchise after Star Trek. Are you anxious? I’m mostly curious to see how it works. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit has lots in common with a film like Marathon Man. The public has got too used to these heroes who, in the space of one film, blow up 20 buildings, know 10 different forms of kung-fu and sleep with four models at once. Thank God that doesn’t happen in our film! This is a spy thriller with moments of intense suspense and calmer moments. And above all with a lead character who uses his head before his fists.

Kenneth Branagh’s Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit release date: January 29.

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Photo by Lucian Capellaro - @ Paramount Pictures 2013. All Rights Reserved.

In Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, you are directed by Kenneth Branagh, also a renowned actor. Is it easier to be directed by an actor?

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music

In Praise

of Nicola By Laure Delvigo

While oh-so cool Lescop and Yan Wagner are the shining lights of French New Wave-inspired no-wave music, the 1980s influences of Depeche Mode, New Order and Indochine ring out. Led by their iconic vocalist, Nicola Sirkis, Indochine created a turning point with their powerful sound, sharp-as-cut-glass lyrics and packed concerts. Blush wangled an invitation to one of the dates on the sell-out “Black City Parade” tour. As you would expect, it is an impressive show: the carefully managed set takes every member of the audience on a 3D version of an imaginary voyage. Through a curtain of screens that snake around the stage, everyone gets the strange feeling of being immersed in the best Francophone live band around. Despite some 30 years in the business, Nicola and his group continue to surprise us with the same energy they displayed at the very beginning. Just like Madonna who used images of the Israeli and Palestinian flags for dramatic effect, the author of Mauvaises Nouvelles (Bad News) slams his message home with, as an isolated audio effect, some of the more controversial comments of right-wing Christian French politician Christine Boutin, which ring out for a few seconds like satanic mantras. The words speak for themselves here with even this most aesthetic of bands deciding there is no need for visual backing. The disturbing College Boy brings back memories of the legendary hit 3ème sexe, although with a dash more insouciance. After a walkabout amidst an entranced public all that was left was to look forward impatiently to the arrival of Nicola Sirkis and his talented acolytes at the Stade de France.

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© Yves Bottalico

27 & 28 June 2014 at the Stade de France www.indo.fr


music

In Praise

of Nicola By Laure Delvigo

While oh-so cool Lescop and Yan Wagner are the shining lights of French New Wave-inspired no-wave music, the 1980s influences of Depeche Mode, New Order and Indochine ring out. Led by their iconic vocalist, Nicola Sirkis, Indochine created a turning point with their powerful sound, sharp-as-cut-glass lyrics and packed concerts. Blush wangled an invitation to one of the dates on the sell-out “Black City Parade” tour. As you would expect, it is an impressive show: the carefully managed set takes every member of the audience on a 3D version of an imaginary voyage. Through a curtain of screens that snake around the stage, everyone gets the strange feeling of being immersed in the best Francophone live band around. Despite some 30 years in the business, Nicola and his group continue to surprise us with the same energy they displayed at the very beginning. Just like Madonna who used images of the Israeli and Palestinian flags for dramatic effect, the author of Mauvaises Nouvelles (Bad News) slams his message home with, as an isolated audio effect, some of the more controversial comments of right-wing Christian French politician Christine Boutin, which ring out for a few seconds like satanic mantras. The words speak for themselves here with even this most aesthetic of bands deciding there is no need for visual backing. The disturbing College Boy brings back memories of the legendary hit 3ème sexe, although with a dash more insouciance. After a walkabout amidst an entranced public all that was left was to look forward impatiently to the arrival of Nicola Sirkis and his talented acolytes at the Stade de France.

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© Yves Bottalico

27 & 28 June 2014 at the Stade de France www.indo.fr


ups and downs

By Vincent Mazoué

UPS Take a Break - by the Lake!

It’s the place to go for Swiss-style pampering! The Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues in Geneva, nestled nicely on the lake, has just opened its very first “Mont Blanc” spa. It is a new approach offering products inspired by local traditions (the ESPA and Swiss Perfection treatment ranges). We love the rooftop retreat with its panoramic view of Lake Geneva and the Alps, the seven treatment suites and the infinity pool - all in a cool, classy atmosphere, complete with white marble and oak furniture.

No, it’s not Sandra Bullock’s wardrobe in Gravity but a new range of clothes from a French designer, geared to ward off the electromagnetic waves that come at us from our computers, telephones and other gadgets using Wi-Fi technology. Dreamt up in northern Europe, it is ideal for ‘sensitive types’. The only snag is the price! Expect to pay around 120 US$ (88 €) for a pair of pyjamas. OK they are made out of poplin, but even so!

CoverGirl

new light: minpink lips and But look out Perry’ personal vogue, metallic nish. A leopchange its

imal make-up, natural hair. for the ‘Katy touch - in blue nail varard doesn’t spots.

Hair we grow! Hair we grow! Hair we grow!...

It’s excellent news for the bald and follicly-challenged (no fewer than 50 to 85% of men over 35). A team of British and American researchers has come up with what finally looks like a reliable technique to combat hair loss. Until now, treatments could, at best, slow down the process but they were unable to stimulate growth. The new bald-busting idea involves transplanting laboratory-grown cells.

Anti-radiation undies, protective pyjamas and a belt that acts as a shield...

After Lara Stone for L’Oréal and Leighton Meester for Biotherm, CoverGirl has just named its new muse. Californian singer Katy Perry will be the latest face of the famous US cosmetics brand. Brace yourself to see the American beauty, whose new album Prism is a smash hit, in a completely

DOWNS

it all, unhappy with her body (which is gorgeous), the singer is considering cosmetic surgery. Miley, please, get a grip!

The UN is even said to consider them a weapon in the fight against world hunger. Yes....No! Absolutely not!

Crunchy critters

Stop sparkling on the slopes!

Body Armour

There’s no stopping Miley

This is where we (gently) put the boot in......This month, once again, the star everyone is talking about is sizzling Miley Cyrus! After her raunchy performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, after strutting her stuff in a thong on the red carpet and breaking off her engagement, a new Miley video is out! And what a get-up she has this time... she’s totally starkers, needless to say! Well, if you’ve got it, flaunt it... The ex-Disney starlet’s body is covered only by a thin metallic layer in the video by the rapper Future. And to top

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The new cookery trend has also ended up in Blush’s Down list (well, we can’t all have the same tastes). Insect tapas! No, it’s not a joke. They have just appeared on the menu at a restaurant in the bohemian Paris district of Montmartre. Take your pick from silkworms, beetles and water scorpions, all to be nibbled with a pre-dinner drink. A delicacy in Mexico and Asia, the crunchy critters now seem to have firmly landed on our plates in Europe. They are, it seems, highly recommended for their nutritional qualities.

In 2012 we drummed it into you that to make the most of yourself on the ski-slopes, loud colours were the key. In 2013 it’s quite the reverse! Such is fashion. So, if you want to glitter in Gstaad or turn heads in Courchevel this winter, bin the ‘Alexis Colby from Dynasty’-style baggy, fuchsia jumpsuit. It is time for a tight-fit and a streetwise design (denim, checks). The whole 1980s look was great...last year! Don’t forget because the fashion police won’t forgive.

OK so experiments have only been carried out on mice, but the transplants did do the trick! A new look coming soon.

Intoxicating

To mark the season, Yves Saint Laurent’s classic Opium has dressed to impress. The fragrance’s famous square bottle is coming out in a lightreflecting, shimmering gold version. The overall design hasn’t altered so why change a winning formula that has made Opium a bestseller for years? Fans will be relieved to discover the same, unique fragrance inside, complete with its spicy notes of jasmine, vanilla and bergamot.

Don’t like

That is all we needed. Facebook is embarking on products inspired by its own brand! It is a bit of a megalomaniac move by the US social network giant which has just, for example, launched a Facebook nail varnish named Social Butterfly Blue which is being sold in the shop at company headquarters. Even more unbelievably, a Croatian ice cream salesman has just created a Facebook ice-cream. It’s blue (bien sûr), and will taste of chewinggum and candy. When can we expect Twitter biscuits or Instagram waffles?


ups and downs

By Vincent Mazoué

UPS Take a Break - by the Lake!

It’s the place to go for Swiss-style pampering! The Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues in Geneva, nestled nicely on the lake, has just opened its very first “Mont Blanc” spa. It is a new approach offering products inspired by local traditions (the ESPA and Swiss Perfection treatment ranges). We love the rooftop retreat with its panoramic view of Lake Geneva and the Alps, the seven treatment suites and the infinity pool - all in a cool, classy atmosphere, complete with white marble and oak furniture.

No, it’s not Sandra Bullock’s wardrobe in Gravity but a new range of clothes from a French designer, geared to ward off the electromagnetic waves that come at us from our computers, telephones and other gadgets using Wi-Fi technology. Dreamt up in northern Europe, it is ideal for ‘sensitive types’. The only snag is the price! Expect to pay around 120 US$ (88 €) for a pair of pyjamas. OK they are made out of poplin, but even so!

CoverGirl

new light: minpink lips and But look out Perry’ personal vogue, metallic nish. A leopchange its

imal make-up, natural hair. for the ‘Katy touch - in blue nail varard doesn’t spots.

Hair we grow! Hair we grow! Hair we grow!...

It’s excellent news for the bald and follicly-challenged (no fewer than 50 to 85% of men over 35). A team of British and American researchers has come up with what finally looks like a reliable technique to combat hair loss. Until now, treatments could, at best, slow down the process but they were unable to stimulate growth. The new bald-busting idea involves transplanting laboratory-grown cells.

Anti-radiation undies, protective pyjamas and a belt that acts as a shield...

After Lara Stone for L’Oréal and Leighton Meester for Biotherm, CoverGirl has just named its new muse. Californian singer Katy Perry will be the latest face of the famous US cosmetics brand. Brace yourself to see the American beauty, whose new album Prism is a smash hit, in a completely

DOWNS

it all, unhappy with her body (which is gorgeous), the singer is considering cosmetic surgery. Miley, please, get a grip!

The UN is even said to consider them a weapon in the fight against world hunger. Yes....No! Absolutely not!

Crunchy critters

Stop sparkling on the slopes!

Body Armour

There’s no stopping Miley

This is where we (gently) put the boot in......This month, once again, the star everyone is talking about is sizzling Miley Cyrus! After her raunchy performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, after strutting her stuff in a thong on the red carpet and breaking off her engagement, a new Miley video is out! And what a get-up she has this time... she’s totally starkers, needless to say! Well, if you’ve got it, flaunt it... The ex-Disney starlet’s body is covered only by a thin metallic layer in the video by the rapper Future. And to top

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The new cookery trend has also ended up in Blush’s Down list (well, we can’t all have the same tastes). Insect tapas! No, it’s not a joke. They have just appeared on the menu at a restaurant in the bohemian Paris district of Montmartre. Take your pick from silkworms, beetles and water scorpions, all to be nibbled with a pre-dinner drink. A delicacy in Mexico and Asia, the crunchy critters now seem to have firmly landed on our plates in Europe. They are, it seems, highly recommended for their nutritional qualities.

In 2012 we drummed it into you that to make the most of yourself on the ski-slopes, loud colours were the key. In 2013 it’s quite the reverse! Such is fashion. So, if you want to glitter in Gstaad or turn heads in Courchevel this winter, bin the ‘Alexis Colby from Dynasty’-style baggy, fuchsia jumpsuit. It is time for a tight-fit and a streetwise design (denim, checks). The whole 1980s look was great...last year! Don’t forget because the fashion police won’t forgive.

OK so experiments have only been carried out on mice, but the transplants did do the trick! A new look coming soon.

Intoxicating

To mark the season, Yves Saint Laurent’s classic Opium has dressed to impress. The fragrance’s famous square bottle is coming out in a lightreflecting, shimmering gold version. The overall design hasn’t altered so why change a winning formula that has made Opium a bestseller for years? Fans will be relieved to discover the same, unique fragrance inside, complete with its spicy notes of jasmine, vanilla and bergamot.

Don’t like

That is all we needed. Facebook is embarking on products inspired by its own brand! It is a bit of a megalomaniac move by the US social network giant which has just, for example, launched a Facebook nail varnish named Social Butterfly Blue which is being sold in the shop at company headquarters. Even more unbelievably, a Croatian ice cream salesman has just created a Facebook ice-cream. It’s blue (bien sûr), and will taste of chewinggum and candy. When can we expect Twitter biscuits or Instagram waffles?


shopping

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Black Symphony

1.Barbara Bui: Masculine thigh boots in black leather 1,270 € - 2.Barbara Bui: Suede and black leather low boots 450 € - 3.Barbara Bui: Ankle boots in black pony calfskin 580 € - 4.Gucci: High heel lace up bootie in black leather 995 € - 5.Paule Ka: Matte leather shoes 335 € - 6.Gucci: High heel boot in black ostrich 2,950 €. 68


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Black Symphony

1.Barbara Bui: Masculine thigh boots in black leather 1,270 € - 2.Barbara Bui: Suede and black leather low boots 450 € - 3.Barbara Bui: Ankle boots in black pony calfskin 580 € - 4.Gucci: High heel lace up bootie in black leather 995 € - 5.Paule Ka: Matte leather shoes 335 € - 6.Gucci: High heel boot in black ostrich 2,950 €. 68


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Weekend in Paris 1.Goyard: Mini trunk in black canvas and gold leather 3,050 € - 2.Paule Ka : Crocodile look leather bag 405 € - 3.Paule Ka: Grained leather bag 625 € 4.Goyard: Bellechasse bag in black canvas and black leather 1,450 € - 5.Elie Saab: Medium Satchel Removable Shoulder Strap 12,000 € - 6.Paule Ka: Felt capeline 405 € - 7.Paule Ka: Leather gloves 205 € - 8.Jitrois: Kate bag, box and suede 3,360 € - 9.Elie Saab: Small Satchel with Chain Shoulder Strap 1,075 € 10.Gucci: Large top handle bag in black leather with lock closure and bamboo handle 1,950 € - 11.Jitrois: Hortense bag, python and suede, by jitrois, 5,445 €. 70

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Weekend in Paris 1.Goyard: Mini trunk in black canvas and gold leather 3,050 € - 2.Paule Ka : Crocodile look leather bag 405 € - 3.Paule Ka: Grained leather bag 625 € 4.Goyard: Bellechasse bag in black canvas and black leather 1,450 € - 5.Elie Saab: Medium Satchel Removable Shoulder Strap 12,000 € - 6.Paule Ka: Felt capeline 405 € - 7.Paule Ka: Leather gloves 205 € - 8.Jitrois: Kate bag, box and suede 3,360 € - 9.Elie Saab: Small Satchel with Chain Shoulder Strap 1,075 € 10.Gucci: Large top handle bag in black leather with lock closure and bamboo handle 1,950 € - 11.Jitrois: Hortense bag, python and suede, by jitrois, 5,445 €. 70

UNCONVENTIONAL DIAMONDS duepunti.fr contact@duepunti.fr

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tétiére watches

Jay-Z and Hublot For Barneys New York

Ranking highly in the “most influential artist” list in recent years, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter currently has his finger in many a pie. Music, business, sports, fashion; he is everywhere! A big fan of his native New York City, the King of Hip Hop took great pleasure in accepting an invitation from the famous store Barneys to promote the “A New York Holiday” limited collection of watches with Hublot. By Christelle Pereira.

The collection includes two watches that are the fruit of a collaboration between Jay-Z and Swiss watch-maker – two watches that have “timeless quality” according to the artist. The collection, he says, illustrates “how much New York has been a source of inspiration” for him. This unusual partnership has enabled Hublot to become the first luxury watch-making brand to team up with a music icon. The two watches, one in 18 carat yellow gold and the other in black ceramic, combine elegance, energy and innovation. On the face is the Jay-Z logo, an open star through which we spy the movement. The straps are in black alligator, sewn onto black rubber. The two timepieces were being offered for sale exclusively at Barneys New York and at Hublot boutiques around the world until January 3, 2014. In addition, we should emphasis that 25% of sales of this collection at Barneys New York will go to the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation, a charity which gives higher education grants to students who might not otherwise be able to afford to continue studying. A great initiative to support!

MAURITIUS. best viewed on a harleydavidson. ®

Reserve your Harley ® rental now on 8988 or info@harley-davidsonmauritius.com Chemin 20 pieds Grand Baie

• RENTAL • MOTORCLOTHING & HYPE ACCESSORIES • CUSTOMISATION & SPARE PARTS

Super U

To Cap Malheureux Grand Baie Beach

Motor Care Ltd, Kapu Kai Complex, Royal Road, Grand Baie, Mauritius Call on: 8988 | Tel: (230) 269 1520 | Fax: (230) 269 1772 Email: info@harley-davidsonmauritius.com | www.harley-davidsonmauritius.com

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tétiére watches

Jay-Z and Hublot For Barneys New York

Ranking highly in the “most influential artist” list in recent years, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter currently has his finger in many a pie. Music, business, sports, fashion; he is everywhere! A big fan of his native New York City, the King of Hip Hop took great pleasure in accepting an invitation from the famous store Barneys to promote the “A New York Holiday” limited collection of watches with Hublot. By Christelle Pereira.

The collection includes two watches that are the fruit of a collaboration between Jay-Z and Swiss watch-maker – two watches that have “timeless quality” according to the artist. The collection, he says, illustrates “how much New York has been a source of inspiration” for him. This unusual partnership has enabled Hublot to become the first luxury watch-making brand to team up with a music icon. The two watches, one in 18 carat yellow gold and the other in black ceramic, combine elegance, energy and innovation. On the face is the Jay-Z logo, an open star through which we spy the movement. The straps are in black alligator, sewn onto black rubber. The two timepieces were being offered for sale exclusively at Barneys New York and at Hublot boutiques around the world until January 3, 2014. In addition, we should emphasis that 25% of sales of this collection at Barneys New York will go to the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation, a charity which gives higher education grants to students who might not otherwise be able to afford to continue studying. A great initiative to support!

MAURITIUS. best viewed on a harleydavidson. ®

Reserve your Harley ® rental now on 8988 or info@harley-davidsonmauritius.com Chemin 20 pieds Grand Baie

• RENTAL • MOTORCLOTHING & HYPE ACCESSORIES • CUSTOMISATION & SPARE PARTS

Super U

To Cap Malheureux Grand Baie Beach

Motor Care Ltd, Kapu Kai Complex, Royal Road, Grand Baie, Mauritius Call on: 8988 | Tel: (230) 269 1520 | Fax: (230) 269 1772 Email: info@harley-davidsonmauritius.com | www.harley-davidsonmauritius.com

www.hublot.com 72

Pointe aux Canonniers

© H-D 2012. Harley, Harley-Davidson and the Bar and Shield logo are among the trademarks of H-D Michigan, LLC.

Ride to our Harley-Davidson Mauritius Facebook page


watches

Arnaud Tellier An enlightened connoisseur Fascinated by the world of watch-ma k ing from his earliest childhood, Arnaud Tellier has turned his dreams into reality by creating 2lmx, his highly elite brand. And in his spare time he indulges his love of art and flies the flag for Swiss art! By Nicolas Berger

Where does your love for exceptional watches come from? Born into a family of art lovers, it was at about the age of eight that I became hooked on the world of horology. I remember when I just to go along to auction houses with my father, the watches and clocks really attracted me most because they had more character and appeared more alive than the other items. As a result, from the age of 12 I went to work at watch-makers during my school holidays! That led me naturally to an apprenticeship at the famous La Chaux-de-Fonds school. What does your brand’s name, 2lmx, mean? It is sort of a code name! Each letter corresponds to the name of one of the people who set up the brand with me. As for “two”, the “t” is for Tellier! Could you tell us a little about your watch? Besides giving the time, which it does through six rollers activated by a set of cams, the model we have designed sets itself apart by the specificity of its movement: the cogs are mounted vertically! In addition, although the mechanism is the same, the casing can be adapted according to the

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client’s taste using gold, platinum, titanium or diamonds etc. You spent 11 years as director and curator of the Patek Philippe Museum. Was this an important period for you? Of course! After having worked for 10 ye a r s at t he G enevan watch-making specialists Antiquorum, taking over the running of the Patek Philippe Museum was a real challenge for me. I not only enhanced the fabulous collection while enriching it, I also met some wonderful people. That then led me to strike out on my own and launch the 2lmx project with friends who are as passionate about the industry as me! Two years ago you also opened an evaluation and acquisition consultancy, Tellier Fine Arts. What fields is this involved in? It is a consultancy of experts offering advice and specialised trading in haute horology – a

natural follow-on from my work with Patek Philippe. I like working as a consultant for auctioneers or private collectors. You have also opened an art gallery. Who are your favourite artists? The gallery is in Morges and is ideally located at the Valais and Genevan crossroads. I essentially promote Swiss artists covering a period from the beginning of the 19th century through to the 1950s. Some of these artists have fallen into oblivion and it’s very moving to make them known again. I am particularly fond of the post-impressionists such as Casimir Reymond and Abraham Hermanjat. But there are so many more to discover!

2lmx RefeRence One TOuRbillOn in whiTe gOld (750) composite rubber bracelet in white with special 2lmx deployant clasp in white gold. Vertically constructed movement. manually wound, To find out more, visit: www.2lmx.com and www.tellier.ch

with winding and time-setting crown (patented mechanism). Time display: on six rollers activated by cams (patented mechanisms). driving force generated by 2 parallel barrels. lever escapement with one-minute tourbillon regulator and compensation balance. Power reserve: approximately 120 hours. balance frequency: 28800 vibrations / hour, or 4 hertz.

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watches

Arnaud Tellier An enlightened connoisseur Fascinated by the world of watch-ma k ing from his earliest childhood, Arnaud Tellier has turned his dreams into reality by creating 2lmx, his highly elite brand. And in his spare time he indulges his love of art and flies the flag for Swiss art! By Nicolas Berger

Where does your love for exceptional watches come from? Born into a family of art lovers, it was at about the age of eight that I became hooked on the world of horology. I remember when I just to go along to auction houses with my father, the watches and clocks really attracted me most because they had more character and appeared more alive than the other items. As a result, from the age of 12 I went to work at watch-makers during my school holidays! That led me naturally to an apprenticeship at the famous La Chaux-de-Fonds school. What does your brand’s name, 2lmx, mean? It is sort of a code name! Each letter corresponds to the name of one of the people who set up the brand with me. As for “two”, the “t” is for Tellier! Could you tell us a little about your watch? Besides giving the time, which it does through six rollers activated by a set of cams, the model we have designed sets itself apart by the specificity of its movement: the cogs are mounted vertically! In addition, although the mechanism is the same, the casing can be adapted according to the

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client’s taste using gold, platinum, titanium or diamonds etc. You spent 11 years as director and curator of the Patek Philippe Museum. Was this an important period for you? Of course! After having worked for 10 ye a r s at t he G enevan watch-making specialists Antiquorum, taking over the running of the Patek Philippe Museum was a real challenge for me. I not only enhanced the fabulous collection while enriching it, I also met some wonderful people. That then led me to strike out on my own and launch the 2lmx project with friends who are as passionate about the industry as me! Two years ago you also opened an evaluation and acquisition consultancy, Tellier Fine Arts. What fields is this involved in? It is a consultancy of experts offering advice and specialised trading in haute horology – a

natural follow-on from my work with Patek Philippe. I like working as a consultant for auctioneers or private collectors. You have also opened an art gallery. Who are your favourite artists? The gallery is in Morges and is ideally located at the Valais and Genevan crossroads. I essentially promote Swiss artists covering a period from the beginning of the 19th century through to the 1950s. Some of these artists have fallen into oblivion and it’s very moving to make them known again. I am particularly fond of the post-impressionists such as Casimir Reymond and Abraham Hermanjat. But there are so many more to discover!

2lmx RefeRence One TOuRbillOn in whiTe gOld (750) composite rubber bracelet in white with special 2lmx deployant clasp in white gold. Vertically constructed movement. manually wound, To find out more, visit: www.2lmx.com and www.tellier.ch

with winding and time-setting crown (patented mechanism). Time display: on six rollers activated by cams (patented mechanisms). driving force generated by 2 parallel barrels. lever escapement with one-minute tourbillon regulator and compensation balance. Power reserve: approximately 120 hours. balance frequency: 28800 vibrations / hour, or 4 hertz.

2lmx.cOm


jewellery

jewellery

Stephen Webster

The down to earth jeweller with a heart of gold

His creations have won him a raft of awards and decorated a range of celebrities from Ozzy Osbourne to Elton John and from Cameron Diaz to Madonna. When people describe his work, “edgy” is a word that crops up repeatedly, yet he is also a tireless campaigner for Fairetrade and Fairmined products. Stephen Webster began his career as a teenager and from the beginning was involved in every aspect – the craft of the gold and silversmith as well as the art of the designer. He is now one of the most acclaimed jewellers of his generation. By Samantha King

You started in the jewellery business at a very young age - you were already working as an apprentice at the age of 16. How has it helped your development as a designer to have learnt the trade from the bottom up? Since the age of 16, I was obsessed with the techniques of ma k ing jewellery and found I could make anything because I got so good at it. It was like a love affair. After having worked for other people for the first 15 years of my career I was ready to make and design jewellery that would break a few rules. And we still do that to this day. We are not doing anything new and there are no tricks. We are traditional jewellers using techniques that have been know for centuries. The single most important thing for me has always been to make 76

my own design statement as well as executing beautifully crafted pieces of jewellery. When you first began designing your own jewellery, you went to California and it was five years before you returned to the UK. Weren’t you ready for the UK or was it the UK that wasn’t quite ready for you? I spent years living in Canada and then in California and it is there that I started to create my own designs. In contrast to Britain at the time, Americans were very open to more bold and colourful jewellery that mine shaped out to be. For many years, even after I returned to London, most of everything we made was sold in the US.

You cite popular culture – crime novels, films and even TV series – as sources of inspiration. Do you think this makes your pieces easier to relate to? All of my work is a reflection of my personality. I am fortunate that selfishly, I have pursued topics and inspirations from my life’s experiences and translated them into our many collections. Within all of them there is vibrancy. I am a cheery fellow. You are renowned for your commitment to fairtrade and ethical and social mining. Does it feel like an uphill struggle or are you winning the war? As we stand the supply of Fairtrade and Fairmined products is relatively small within the jewellery industry

and the awareness is still quite low. This is much more about the future. Our experience to date has shown us that once the consumer knows there is an ethical alternative to any of the materials used in their jewellery, the response is always positive. Of all the pieces of jewellery you have designed, which means the most to you and why? The Crystal Haze collection put us on the map and is still our most iconic line. It is a concept I developed after years of playing with crystal and other coloured gem stones; we use a faceted layer of rock crystal set on top of a thin layer of a coloured gem, creating the most unusual and breathtaking colour combinations and light effects within a piece of jewellery.

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jewellery

jewellery

Stephen Webster

The down to earth jeweller with a heart of gold

His creations have won him a raft of awards and decorated a range of celebrities from Ozzy Osbourne to Elton John and from Cameron Diaz to Madonna. When people describe his work, “edgy” is a word that crops up repeatedly, yet he is also a tireless campaigner for Fairetrade and Fairmined products. Stephen Webster began his career as a teenager and from the beginning was involved in every aspect – the craft of the gold and silversmith as well as the art of the designer. He is now one of the most acclaimed jewellers of his generation. By Samantha King

You started in the jewellery business at a very young age - you were already working as an apprentice at the age of 16. How has it helped your development as a designer to have learnt the trade from the bottom up? Since the age of 16, I was obsessed with the techniques of ma k ing jewellery and found I could make anything because I got so good at it. It was like a love affair. After having worked for other people for the first 15 years of my career I was ready to make and design jewellery that would break a few rules. And we still do that to this day. We are not doing anything new and there are no tricks. We are traditional jewellers using techniques that have been know for centuries. The single most important thing for me has always been to make 76

my own design statement as well as executing beautifully crafted pieces of jewellery. When you first began designing your own jewellery, you went to California and it was five years before you returned to the UK. Weren’t you ready for the UK or was it the UK that wasn’t quite ready for you? I spent years living in Canada and then in California and it is there that I started to create my own designs. In contrast to Britain at the time, Americans were very open to more bold and colourful jewellery that mine shaped out to be. For many years, even after I returned to London, most of everything we made was sold in the US.

You cite popular culture – crime novels, films and even TV series – as sources of inspiration. Do you think this makes your pieces easier to relate to? All of my work is a reflection of my personality. I am fortunate that selfishly, I have pursued topics and inspirations from my life’s experiences and translated them into our many collections. Within all of them there is vibrancy. I am a cheery fellow. You are renowned for your commitment to fairtrade and ethical and social mining. Does it feel like an uphill struggle or are you winning the war? As we stand the supply of Fairtrade and Fairmined products is relatively small within the jewellery industry

and the awareness is still quite low. This is much more about the future. Our experience to date has shown us that once the consumer knows there is an ethical alternative to any of the materials used in their jewellery, the response is always positive. Of all the pieces of jewellery you have designed, which means the most to you and why? The Crystal Haze collection put us on the map and is still our most iconic line. It is a concept I developed after years of playing with crystal and other coloured gem stones; we use a faceted layer of rock crystal set on top of a thin layer of a coloured gem, creating the most unusual and breathtaking colour combinations and light effects within a piece of jewellery.

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watches

We are the premier world-class quality boat builder in Mauritius

MCT A Contemporary Brand

Manufactured with passion and born out of technical prowess - artists, sculptors, designers and architects joined forces to create this stunning collection. Fusioning avant-gardism, profoundly complex Swiss traditionalism and highly-controlled elegance, the MCT watch manufacturers come close to attaining a paroxysm of luxury revisited.

Launched in 2008, a prodigious year, the legendary Sequential One went straight to the heart of the high-end watch-making industry. Telling the time is reinterpreted as never before with this watch which, inspired by the architecture of its movement, is truly an object to gaze upon.

Unique identity Since being acquired by Cage Holding, the contemporary time manufacturer has blossomed with magnificence. Combining the subtleties of Russo-Genevan culture just like Kristina-RipsimĂŠ Ambartsumyan, enriched with the strategic expe78

rience of Francois Condolf and enhanced by the talents of Eric Giroud, the brand’s design is dazzling. With its strong identity, conveying forceful, combative and optimistic values, these creations, so long dreamed of, clothe your wrist like never before. A delight to behold, the out-size sequential hours and the minutes on a rotating dial of brushed sapphire awaken a sixth sense hitherto unknown.

Beautiful omens Having already conquered Switzerland and Russia, a number of other projects are now on the horizon for MCT. With the tropics in its sites, the

brand has struck up a precious partnership and is displaying some of its most beautiful creations in one of the Presidential villas of the Maradiva Hotel. Thus privileged travellers from all over the world will be able to discover a unique design and an exceptional watch. MCT will join the upper echelons of the watch-making fraternity at Baselworld 2014, where its new timeless and reworked timepieces are awaited impatiently, as well as the brand new design of a precious line of high-end smart phones. A blend of sophistication and ingenuity, classicism and originality, complexity and clarity, MCT makes time stand still.

Yukondale House Industrial Zone, Plaine Lauzun, Mauritius Tel: (+230) 213 2618 Email: legend@intnet.mu


watches

We are the premier world-class quality boat builder in Mauritius

MCT A Contemporary Brand

Manufactured with passion and born out of technical prowess - artists, sculptors, designers and architects joined forces to create this stunning collection. Fusioning avant-gardism, profoundly complex Swiss traditionalism and highly-controlled elegance, the MCT watch manufacturers come close to attaining a paroxysm of luxury revisited.

Launched in 2008, a prodigious year, the legendary Sequential One went straight to the heart of the high-end watch-making industry. Telling the time is reinterpreted as never before with this watch which, inspired by the architecture of its movement, is truly an object to gaze upon.

Unique identity Since being acquired by Cage Holding, the contemporary time manufacturer has blossomed with magnificence. Combining the subtleties of Russo-Genevan culture just like Kristina-RipsimĂŠ Ambartsumyan, enriched with the strategic expe78

rience of Francois Condolf and enhanced by the talents of Eric Giroud, the brand’s design is dazzling. With its strong identity, conveying forceful, combative and optimistic values, these creations, so long dreamed of, clothe your wrist like never before. A delight to behold, the out-size sequential hours and the minutes on a rotating dial of brushed sapphire awaken a sixth sense hitherto unknown.

Beautiful omens Having already conquered Switzerland and Russia, a number of other projects are now on the horizon for MCT. With the tropics in its sites, the

brand has struck up a precious partnership and is displaying some of its most beautiful creations in one of the Presidential villas of the Maradiva Hotel. Thus privileged travellers from all over the world will be able to discover a unique design and an exceptional watch. MCT will join the upper echelons of the watch-making fraternity at Baselworld 2014, where its new timeless and reworked timepieces are awaited impatiently, as well as the brand new design of a precious line of high-end smart phones. A blend of sophistication and ingenuity, classicism and originality, complexity and clarity, MCT makes time stand still.

Yukondale House Industrial Zone, Plaine Lauzun, Mauritius Tel: (+230) 213 2618 Email: legend@intnet.mu


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P eter Speake-Marin The gentleman of time

Well-known by fine watches lovers, Peter Speake-Marin excels in this delicate art of perfection. English by birth, he now resides in Switzerland, where we caught up with this gentleman of time ! By Nicolas Berger

Peter, you have first worked for Audemars Piguet. Why did you decide to create your own trade ? I have worked for many companies one being Renaud and Papi prior to when it became taken over fully by AP. I became independent because I wanted to develop my own ideas rather than other peoples and explore my own creativity. English, you live in Switzerland. W hat is English and Swiss in you ? Sw it z erla nd g ra nt s me t he opportunity to work in high end watchmaking and with diverse opportunities to develop my experience and my ideas in a pr of e s s i on a l e nv i r on m e nt . No where else in the world is there such a concentration of micro mechanics and advance technologies in this domain. I remain English in my culture and who I am as a person and as a watchmaker. Where do you find your inspiration ? Through antique watchmaking, the years I spent in restoration in London as well as through my travels and the many unique watches I have made influenced often by Asian culture, and the depth of meanings and philosphies that exist there in. 80

Was it important for you to propose affordable watches like those of the Eros line ? I am developing my work and name and to assure growth as a company and realize the more ambitious ideas I have it is necessary that a wider group of people become acquainted with my work. This means making watches that are affordable to a larger audience of people. It is an equivalent challenge to make a watch for 7k as it is to make one for 270k. I get equal satisfaction in both arenas. A s someone who work s to ma ke time more beautiful, how do you perceive it yourself ? Time is simply the most valuable possession we have, as is the life is measures. Finally, what would be your dream watch ? It is not about the watch but the spirit behind it and the reality it brings that signifies an idea become somet hing solid, a dream being realised. The dream watch is living the dream.

www.speake-marin.com


watches

P eter Speake-Marin The gentleman of time

Well-known by fine watches lovers, Peter Speake-Marin excels in this delicate art of perfection. English by birth, he now resides in Switzerland, where we caught up with this gentleman of time ! By Nicolas Berger

Peter, you have first worked for Audemars Piguet. Why did you decide to create your own trade ? I have worked for many companies one being Renaud and Papi prior to when it became taken over fully by AP. I became independent because I wanted to develop my own ideas rather than other peoples and explore my own creativity. English, you live in Switzerland. W hat is English and Swiss in you ? Sw it z erla nd g ra nt s me t he opportunity to work in high end watchmaking and with diverse opportunities to develop my experience and my ideas in a pr of e s s i on a l e nv i r on m e nt . No where else in the world is there such a concentration of micro mechanics and advance technologies in this domain. I remain English in my culture and who I am as a person and as a watchmaker. Where do you find your inspiration ? Through antique watchmaking, the years I spent in restoration in London as well as through my travels and the many unique watches I have made influenced often by Asian culture, and the depth of meanings and philosphies that exist there in. 80

Was it important for you to propose affordable watches like those of the Eros line ? I am developing my work and name and to assure growth as a company and realize the more ambitious ideas I have it is necessary that a wider group of people become acquainted with my work. This means making watches that are affordable to a larger audience of people. It is an equivalent challenge to make a watch for 7k as it is to make one for 270k. I get equal satisfaction in both arenas. A s someone who work s to ma ke time more beautiful, how do you perceive it yourself ? Time is simply the most valuable possession we have, as is the life is measures. Finally, what would be your dream watch ? It is not about the watch but the spirit behind it and the reality it brings that signifies an idea become somet hing solid, a dream being realised. The dream watch is living the dream.

www.speake-marin.com


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Baselworld

2014 Brilliance Meets

From March 27 to April 3, 2014, in Basel, Switzerland, the greatest showcase, biggest marketplace and finest trend detector of the world’s watch and jewellery sector.

What was once regarded as a classical trade fair has developed over the course of the past ten years into the benchmark and most important platform for the watch and jewellery industry. The world’s most significant watch and jewellery show has been skilfully moulded by MCH Group into the most important event for what is today a highly successful and globally operating industry. It is hardly doing this world event justice to still refer to it as a “trade fair”. Instead, Baselworld has developed into the sector’s trendsetting hub, and constitutes the most comprehensive show, the most significant trading arena and the most important trend barometer all in one. Every year, more than 1400 exhibitors gather at this unique hotspot, including the most innovative and most successful players and the world brands of the watch and jewellery sector.

An event of superlatives The most important event on the watch and jewellery sector’s calendar was further enhanced this year with the completion of the new exhibition hall by world-re-

nowned Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, who are based in Basel. As if it weren’t sufficiently so already, the stylish new show space has made Baselworld an even more superlative event. Baselworld is simply unique. For a full eight days, the venue’s stylish and imposing halls are transformed into a world of true luxury and a genuine lifestyle convention. In fact, the show would be well worth a visit for the fascinatingly-designed luxury pavilions of the world’s leading watch and jewellery brands alone.

Lifestyle and luxury gaining ground The meticulously and spectacularly designed multi-storey pavilions are transformed into the settings for brand worlds, which bring the watches, jewellery items and accessories displayed to life, so that they can be experienced with all the senses. The innovations presented at Baselworld become the trend barometer for other luxury goods bought and sold throughout the world. The use of new materials and shapes and their innovative

processing, for instance, thus sets the tone for the luxury articles of tomorrow.

Passion, beauty and precision The technically refined instruments for measuring our time have undergone a true metamorphosis over the course of recent decades. Watches today are a desirable, highly emotive and innovatively-crafted possession that also serves as a personal statement by their wearer, whatever country or culture they may be from. Precision and technical innovation are still amongst the top priorities for the watchmakers, but the trend shows eloquently that watches and jewellery have developed into one of the key features of an individual’s lifestyle. The diversity, inventiveness and passion with which the sector presents itself each year anew reach their biggest climax of all at Baselworld. Thursday, March 27 to Thursday, April 3, 2014 www.baselworld.com visitor@baselworld.com

SPIRIT MKII DLC Fight, Love & Persevere LE GOTHA • 5, RUE DU RHÔNE • GENÈVE, 1204 • SUISSE, CH

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www.speake-marin.com


watches

Baselworld

2014 Brilliance Meets

From March 27 to April 3, 2014, in Basel, Switzerland, the greatest showcase, biggest marketplace and finest trend detector of the world’s watch and jewellery sector.

What was once regarded as a classical trade fair has developed over the course of the past ten years into the benchmark and most important platform for the watch and jewellery industry. The world’s most significant watch and jewellery show has been skilfully moulded by MCH Group into the most important event for what is today a highly successful and globally operating industry. It is hardly doing this world event justice to still refer to it as a “trade fair”. Instead, Baselworld has developed into the sector’s trendsetting hub, and constitutes the most comprehensive show, the most significant trading arena and the most important trend barometer all in one. Every year, more than 1400 exhibitors gather at this unique hotspot, including the most innovative and most successful players and the world brands of the watch and jewellery sector.

An event of superlatives The most important event on the watch and jewellery sector’s calendar was further enhanced this year with the completion of the new exhibition hall by world-re-

nowned Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, who are based in Basel. As if it weren’t sufficiently so already, the stylish new show space has made Baselworld an even more superlative event. Baselworld is simply unique. For a full eight days, the venue’s stylish and imposing halls are transformed into a world of true luxury and a genuine lifestyle convention. In fact, the show would be well worth a visit for the fascinatingly-designed luxury pavilions of the world’s leading watch and jewellery brands alone.

Lifestyle and luxury gaining ground The meticulously and spectacularly designed multi-storey pavilions are transformed into the settings for brand worlds, which bring the watches, jewellery items and accessories displayed to life, so that they can be experienced with all the senses. The innovations presented at Baselworld become the trend barometer for other luxury goods bought and sold throughout the world. The use of new materials and shapes and their innovative

processing, for instance, thus sets the tone for the luxury articles of tomorrow.

Passion, beauty and precision The technically refined instruments for measuring our time have undergone a true metamorphosis over the course of recent decades. Watches today are a desirable, highly emotive and innovatively-crafted possession that also serves as a personal statement by their wearer, whatever country or culture they may be from. Precision and technical innovation are still amongst the top priorities for the watchmakers, but the trend shows eloquently that watches and jewellery have developed into one of the key features of an individual’s lifestyle. The diversity, inventiveness and passion with which the sector presents itself each year anew reach their biggest climax of all at Baselworld. Thursday, March 27 to Thursday, April 3, 2014 www.baselworld.com visitor@baselworld.com

SPIRIT MKII DLC Fight, Love & Persevere LE GOTHA • 5, RUE DU RHÔNE • GENÈVE, 1204 • SUISSE, CH

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www.speake-marin.com


XRAY PHOTOGRAPHER : THIBAULT BRETON ART DIRECTOR : LAURE DELVIGO and THIBAULT BRETON POST PRODUCTION : JOCELYN GUILLON ASSISTANTE : ADELINE GAUVAIN PRODUCER : GREGORY AYOUN STUDIO : ULTRALIGHT WWW.THIBAULTBRETON.COM

Carl F. Bucherer


XRAY PHOTOGRAPHER : THIBAULT BRETON ART DIRECTOR : LAURE DELVIGO and THIBAULT BRETON POST PRODUCTION : JOCELYN GUILLON ASSISTANTE : ADELINE GAUVAIN PRODUCER : GREGORY AYOUN STUDIO : ULTRALIGHT WWW.THIBAULTBRETON.COM

Carl F. Bucherer


AUDEMARS-PIGUET

PATEK PHILIPPE


AUDEMARS-PIGUET

PATEK PHILIPPE


HUBLOT


HUBLOT


4N

SPEAKE-MARIN


4N

SPEAKE-MARIN


roger dubuis


roger dubuis


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1. Carl F. Bucherer Manero Chrono Perpetual

The perpetual calendar with correction-free indication of the date, day of the week, month and moon phase, because of its complexity and mechanical refinement, remains a technical challenge that can be met by only a handful of watchmakers. The mechanism recognizes the different lengths of the months and knows when the next leap year is imminent, and is thus able to counter the arbitrary features of the Gregorian calendar. Last but not least, the exclusivity of the Manero ChronoPerpetual is enhanced by its strictly limited edition: 150 pieces have been manufactured in stainless steel, while the two rose gold versions are limited worldwide to just 100 pieces each. 35,500 € 41,900 CHF www.carl-f-bucherer.com 2. AUDEMARS-PIGUET SELF-WINDING Royal Oak 15400ST Selfwinding watch with date display and centre seconds. Stainless steel case with Glareproofed sapphire crystal and case back, screw-locked crown, water-resistant to 50m. Silvered dial with “Grande Tapisserie” pattern, white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating. Stainless steel bracelet with AP folding clasp. 13,660 € Tel: 0033 1 40 20 45 45 3. PATEK PHILIPPE The Reference 5960 The Reference 5960 Annual Calendar Chronograph combines two very useful complications and is now endowed with an opaline black dial and a tone-

intone monocounter. The three apertures along the arc between 10 and 2 o’clock indicate the day of the week, the date, and the month; a correction is only required once a year.Reference 5960 Caliber CH 28-520 IRM QA 24H. Mechanical self-windingmovement. Annual Calendar Chronograph. 60-minute and 12-hour monocounterat 6 o’clock. Day, date and month in apertures. Power-reserve and day/night indications.Black opaline dial, gold applied hour markers. Strap: alligator with square scales, hand-stitched, matt black. Fold-over clasp. Sapphire-crystal case back. Water resistant to 30 m. Platinum. Case diameter: 40.5 mm. 72,170 € Tel : 0033 1 42 44 17 77 www.patek.com 4. HUBLOT

Classic Fusion Chronograph 45mm. Titanium Opalin. Case and bevel in polished titanium. Alligator strap. Classic Fusion Diameter 45mm, Titanium Polished and Satin-finished Titanium, Crystal Sapphire with Antireflective Treatment, Bezel Lug Black Composite Resin, Case-back Satinfinished Titanium with Sapphire, Crystal Interior Anti-reflective Treatment, Crown and Pushers Polished Titanium with HUBLOT Logo on the Crown, Screws Titanium. Water Resistant 50m or 5 ATM 9,100 € 5. 4N C ontempo r a r y Haute Horlogerie The watch brand 4N is presenting a watch-making intricacy which is completely original and innovative. It highlights the unique assets that define the brand 4N, marked by an ob-

Brillian ce mee ts

vious return to a clear and effective numerical display by reinventing the jumping minute hand. 4N, while remaining within the mainstream of the new haute horlogerie, it distinguishes itself by the creation of a digital display, extremely effective in its ergonomics and spectacular in its shape, never before carried out (typographical frame 5.5 mm). Let us explain the origin of the name 4N. To be read in its English version 4 numbers, it reflects the 4-digit display of a dozen hours, hours, dozens of minutes and minutes. The said rhythm sequence of the display reveals these original states. The brand identity, summed up in it’s logo, displays a character in counter-form, beneath a regular vertical sequence. Limited edition 16 pieces

march 27 – april 3, 2014

Retail price : white gold version 150,000 € Excluding Taxes 6. SPEAKE-MARIN Spirit MKII DLC Spirit MKII DLC featuring a sleek, black DLC treated Piccadilly case; extremely legible, three-dimensional one-piece dial; automatic-winding movement with long five-day power reserve; and rousing call-to-action engraved on the caseback. 6,900 CHF Excluding Taxes 7. ROGER DUBUIS Model in pink gold, 42mm, satin brushed dial with Roman numerals standing out around the centre with the hour and minute read off on the main dial and the small seconds appearing through a round aperture at 9 o’clock, water resistance at 3BAR, self-winding mechanical movement with micro-rotor, rhodium-plated “Côtes de Genève” decoration “Poinçon de Genève” finishings. 24,400€ la convergence de l’éclat. www.Baselworld.com


XRAY

1. Carl F. Bucherer Manero Chrono Perpetual

The perpetual calendar with correction-free indication of the date, day of the week, month and moon phase, because of its complexity and mechanical refinement, remains a technical challenge that can be met by only a handful of watchmakers. The mechanism recognizes the different lengths of the months and knows when the next leap year is imminent, and is thus able to counter the arbitrary features of the Gregorian calendar. Last but not least, the exclusivity of the Manero ChronoPerpetual is enhanced by its strictly limited edition: 150 pieces have been manufactured in stainless steel, while the two rose gold versions are limited worldwide to just 100 pieces each. 35,500 € 41,900 CHF www.carl-f-bucherer.com 2. AUDEMARS-PIGUET SELF-WINDING Royal Oak 15400ST Selfwinding watch with date display and centre seconds. Stainless steel case with Glareproofed sapphire crystal and case back, screw-locked crown, water-resistant to 50m. Silvered dial with “Grande Tapisserie” pattern, white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating. Stainless steel bracelet with AP folding clasp. 13,660 € Tel: 0033 1 40 20 45 45 3. PATEK PHILIPPE The Reference 5960 The Reference 5960 Annual Calendar Chronograph combines two very useful complications and is now endowed with an opaline black dial and a tone-

intone monocounter. The three apertures along the arc between 10 and 2 o’clock indicate the day of the week, the date, and the month; a correction is only required once a year.Reference 5960 Caliber CH 28-520 IRM QA 24H. Mechanical self-windingmovement. Annual Calendar Chronograph. 60-minute and 12-hour monocounterat 6 o’clock. Day, date and month in apertures. Power-reserve and day/night indications.Black opaline dial, gold applied hour markers. Strap: alligator with square scales, hand-stitched, matt black. Fold-over clasp. Sapphire-crystal case back. Water resistant to 30 m. Platinum. Case diameter: 40.5 mm. 72,170 € Tel : 0033 1 42 44 17 77 www.patek.com 4. HUBLOT

Classic Fusion Chronograph 45mm. Titanium Opalin. Case and bevel in polished titanium. Alligator strap. Classic Fusion Diameter 45mm, Titanium Polished and Satin-finished Titanium, Crystal Sapphire with Antireflective Treatment, Bezel Lug Black Composite Resin, Case-back Satinfinished Titanium with Sapphire, Crystal Interior Anti-reflective Treatment, Crown and Pushers Polished Titanium with HUBLOT Logo on the Crown, Screws Titanium. Water Resistant 50m or 5 ATM 9,100 € 5. 4N C ontempo r a r y Haute Horlogerie The watch brand 4N is presenting a watch-making intricacy which is completely original and innovative. It highlights the unique assets that define the brand 4N, marked by an ob-

Brillian ce mee ts

vious return to a clear and effective numerical display by reinventing the jumping minute hand. 4N, while remaining within the mainstream of the new haute horlogerie, it distinguishes itself by the creation of a digital display, extremely effective in its ergonomics and spectacular in its shape, never before carried out (typographical frame 5.5 mm). Let us explain the origin of the name 4N. To be read in its English version 4 numbers, it reflects the 4-digit display of a dozen hours, hours, dozens of minutes and minutes. The said rhythm sequence of the display reveals these original states. The brand identity, summed up in it’s logo, displays a character in counter-form, beneath a regular vertical sequence. Limited edition 16 pieces

march 27 – april 3, 2014

Retail price : white gold version 150,000 € Excluding Taxes 6. SPEAKE-MARIN Spirit MKII DLC Spirit MKII DLC featuring a sleek, black DLC treated Piccadilly case; extremely legible, three-dimensional one-piece dial; automatic-winding movement with long five-day power reserve; and rousing call-to-action engraved on the caseback. 6,900 CHF Excluding Taxes 7. ROGER DUBUIS Model in pink gold, 42mm, satin brushed dial with Roman numerals standing out around the centre with the hour and minute read off on the main dial and the small seconds appearing through a round aperture at 9 o’clock, water resistance at 3BAR, self-winding mechanical movement with micro-rotor, rhodium-plated “Côtes de Genève” decoration “Poinçon de Genève” finishings. 24,400€ la convergence de l’éclat. www.Baselworld.com


NEW ELEGANCE Photographer - Sandra Fourqui c/o Angela de Bona Art Director - Laure Delvigo Fashion Stylist - Yohanna “Edge” Ardès-Guisot Make-Up Artist - Nobu c/o Atelier 68 Hair Stylist - Sandrine Garcia c/o Atelier 68 Model - Anastasia c/o Karin Models Lighting Assistant - Christian Redaction Assistant - Christelle Pereira Stylist Assistant - Alexandra Comté Special thanks to The Mandarin Oriental

Black neoprene mesh top IRFÉ - Black weightless comfort soft cup bra MADENFORM - White manufactured leather skirt ISSEY MIYAKE - Rhodium coated sterling silver and leather Cosmic necklace AS by Atsuko Sano - Rhodium coated sterling silver Rin bracelet and black silver Rin bracelet AS by Atsuko Sano - Golden crossed ring BIJULES - Black and white K chic crossbody bag KARL LAGERFELD - White hairnets bobby socks DORÉ DORÉ - Daladam, black and white leather print pumps ROBERT CLERGERIE.


NEW ELEGANCE Photographer - Sandra Fourqui c/o Angela de Bona Art Director - Laure Delvigo Fashion Stylist - Yohanna “Edge” Ardès-Guisot Make-Up Artist - Nobu c/o Atelier 68 Hair Stylist - Sandrine Garcia c/o Atelier 68 Model - Anastasia c/o Karin Models Lighting Assistant - Christian Redaction Assistant - Christelle Pereira Stylist Assistant - Alexandra Comté Special thanks to The Mandarin Oriental

Black neoprene mesh top IRFÉ - Black weightless comfort soft cup bra MADENFORM - White manufactured leather skirt ISSEY MIYAKE - Rhodium coated sterling silver and leather Cosmic necklace AS by Atsuko Sano - Rhodium coated sterling silver Rin bracelet and black silver Rin bracelet AS by Atsuko Sano - Golden crossed ring BIJULES - Black and white K chic crossbody bag KARL LAGERFELD - White hairnets bobby socks DORÉ DORÉ - Daladam, black and white leather print pumps ROBERT CLERGERIE.


Black silk short dress with a satin belt MAISON RABIH KAYROUZ - White gold earrings from the Temptations Collection set with 2 pears rubellites tourmalines 25.52 cts, 2 oval imperial topaz 11.82 cts and 154 diamonds 1.51 cts CHOPARD - White gold necklace from the Temptations Collection set with a pear rubellite tourmaline, an oval imperial topaz and 131 diamonds CHOPARD - 1932 Collection, 80th anniversary of Bijoux de Diamants Collection by Gabrielle Chanel, Etoile Filante bracelet CHANEL Fine Jewelry - Tinkerbell, gold and black cracked leather platform sandals with a bow WALTER STEIGER.

Black dress with ruffled sleeves ROSE CARBONE - White gold earrings and White Gold Necklace, from l’Heure Du Diamant Collection CHOPARD - Rhodium coated sterling silver Cosmic bracelet AS by Atsuko Sano - Tinkerbell, gold and black cracked leather platform sandals with a bow WALTER STEIGER.


Black silk short dress with a satin belt MAISON RABIH KAYROUZ - White gold earrings from the Temptations Collection set with 2 pears rubellites tourmalines 25.52 cts, 2 oval imperial topaz 11.82 cts and 154 diamonds 1.51 cts CHOPARD - White gold necklace from the Temptations Collection set with a pear rubellite tourmaline, an oval imperial topaz and 131 diamonds CHOPARD - 1932 Collection, 80th anniversary of Bijoux de Diamants Collection by Gabrielle Chanel, Etoile Filante bracelet CHANEL Fine Jewelry - Tinkerbell, gold and black cracked leather platform sandals with a bow WALTER STEIGER.

Black dress with ruffled sleeves ROSE CARBONE - White gold earrings and White Gold Necklace, from l’Heure Du Diamant Collection CHOPARD - Rhodium coated sterling silver Cosmic bracelet AS by Atsuko Sano - Tinkerbell, gold and black cracked leather platform sandals with a bow WALTER STEIGER.


White silk shirt CLARISSE HIERAIX - White stone necklace unique piece, white agate, rock Crystal & Pyrire OLIVIER DURBANO - White technic material skirt 3D knit LÉA PECKRE - Sculpting Essence, nude panty girdle TRIUMPH ESSENCE - Nude knee-high FALKE - White leather fingerless gloves ISABEL BENENATO Mojito, classic-nude and natural sandals JULIAN HAKES.

Black nylon psychodelic trench K ARL LAGERFELD - Black matt-satin skinny pants LYUBOV - Devi, white embroidery blouse GAUCHÈRE - Plastic belt CACHAREL - Grande Saturne Collection, white gold ring paved with diamonds and one white pearl from the South Sea MIKIMOTO - Sous le Signe du Lion Collection, Lion Vénitien earrings in 18-karat white gold set with 450 brilliant-cut diamonds and 4 pear-cut diamonds CHANEL Fine Jewelry - Sequined leather fingerless gloves IRFÉ Black veil sock FALKE - Smoking, black patent leather creepers with a bow WALTER STEIGER.


White silk shirt CLARISSE HIERAIX - White stone necklace unique piece, white agate, rock Crystal & Pyrire OLIVIER DURBANO - White technic material skirt 3D knit LÉA PECKRE - Sculpting Essence, nude panty girdle TRIUMPH ESSENCE - Nude knee-high FALKE - White leather fingerless gloves ISABEL BENENATO Mojito, classic-nude and natural sandals JULIAN HAKES.

Black nylon psychodelic trench K ARL LAGERFELD - Black matt-satin skinny pants LYUBOV - Devi, white embroidery blouse GAUCHÈRE - Plastic belt CACHAREL - Grande Saturne Collection, white gold ring paved with diamonds and one white pearl from the South Sea MIKIMOTO - Sous le Signe du Lion Collection, Lion Vénitien earrings in 18-karat white gold set with 450 brilliant-cut diamonds and 4 pear-cut diamonds CHANEL Fine Jewelry - Sequined leather fingerless gloves IRFÉ Black veil sock FALKE - Smoking, black patent leather creepers with a bow WALTER STEIGER.


Mingle Slubs, white cotton mini dress ACNÉ - White gold pair of earrings from the Haute Joaillerie Collection set with 118 diamonds CHOPARD - White gold bracelet set with 536 diamonds CHOPARD - White gold ring from the Ice Cube Collection set with 117 diamonds and 60 square diamonds CHOPARD - White gold solitaire ring set with an oval diamond and 170 diamonds CHOPARD.

Embellished and sequined white Dress DIAMANT BLANC- Tellina Collection, Pink gold and diamond earrings H.STERN - Left, Renaissance, noble gold and diamonds ring H.STERN - Gold nail ring wih snale, gold nail ring, gold small nail ring, golden nail with green stones ring, all by BIJULES.


Mingle Slubs, white cotton mini dress ACNÉ - White gold pair of earrings from the Haute Joaillerie Collection set with 118 diamonds CHOPARD - White gold bracelet set with 536 diamonds CHOPARD - White gold ring from the Ice Cube Collection set with 117 diamonds and 60 square diamonds CHOPARD - White gold solitaire ring set with an oval diamond and 170 diamonds CHOPARD.

Embellished and sequined white Dress DIAMANT BLANC- Tellina Collection, Pink gold and diamond earrings H.STERN - Left, Renaissance, noble gold and diamonds ring H.STERN - Gold nail ring wih snale, gold nail ring, gold small nail ring, golden nail with green stones ring, all by BIJULES.


Miami Beach Collection, handmade resin with inclusion of mother of pearl powder, metal with silver, hoop earrings clips DOMINIQUE DENAIVE - Black cotton top LYUBOV - Transparent raincoat JUNKO SHIMADA - White leather lamb skirt CACHAREL - Leather stretch shorts THOMAS WYLDE - Left,Seventies Collection, white gold cuff DINH VAN - White hairnets bobby socks DORÉ DORÉ - White patent leather pumps with black tie GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI.

Denancy, white embroidered cotton-blend pants GAUCHÈRE - Kandra, airy white cotton sweater tank J.BRAND - White cotton smoking jacket ISABEL BENENATO Etienne, black and off-white clutch NASHA MEKRAKSAVANICH - Rencontre, large yellow gold cuff paved with diamonds ARTHUS-BERTRAND - Rencontre, small yellow gold cuff paved with diamonds ARTHUS-BERTRAND - Perpektive Collection, stainless steel watch with plating in shiny gold tone KARL LAGERFELD Cible, yellow gold earrings DINH VAN.


Miami Beach Collection, handmade resin with inclusion of mother of pearl powder, metal with silver, hoop earrings clips DOMINIQUE DENAIVE - Black cotton top LYUBOV - Transparent raincoat JUNKO SHIMADA - White leather lamb skirt CACHAREL - Leather stretch shorts THOMAS WYLDE - Left,Seventies Collection, white gold cuff DINH VAN - White hairnets bobby socks DORÉ DORÉ - White patent leather pumps with black tie GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI.

Denancy, white embroidered cotton-blend pants GAUCHÈRE - Kandra, airy white cotton sweater tank J.BRAND - White cotton smoking jacket ISABEL BENENATO Etienne, black and off-white clutch NASHA MEKRAKSAVANICH - Rencontre, large yellow gold cuff paved with diamonds ARTHUS-BERTRAND - Rencontre, small yellow gold cuff paved with diamonds ARTHUS-BERTRAND - Perpektive Collection, stainless steel watch with plating in shiny gold tone KARL LAGERFELD Cible, yellow gold earrings DINH VAN.


Black embroidered mini dress KARL LAGERFELD - From Sand, black nappa leather knee boots flip flops CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN - Cuff in yellow brass dipped in gold ADIN & ROYALE Chez Bottica.fr - Rhodium coated sterling silver Rin earring AS by Atsuko Sano - Poséidon, Large black eel leather clutch with gold metal zip and clasp NUNKIS.

Black shorts and belt cord NUMPH - White neoprene top GAOWEI+XINZHAN - Gray gilet AURELIE DEMEL - Mod, black hairnet mid-bottom DIM - Black velvet socks WOLFORD - Beric, gray and white leather wedge pumps ROBERT CLERGERIE - Baker Collection, stainless steel watch circular with refined dial, logo-lettered indexes on the dial MARC BY MARC JACOBS - Sous le Signe du Lion Collection, Lion Impérial bracelet in 18-karat white gold set with 613 brilliant-cut diamonds 6.3 cts and 46 Japanese cultured pearls CHANEL Fine Jewelry - Sequined headband VALÉRIE VALENTINE.


Black embroidered mini dress KARL LAGERFELD - From Sand, black nappa leather knee boots flip flops CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN - Cuff in yellow brass dipped in gold ADIN & ROYALE Chez Bottica.fr - Rhodium coated sterling silver Rin earring AS by Atsuko Sano - Poséidon, Large black eel leather clutch with gold metal zip and clasp NUNKIS.

Black shorts and belt cord NUMPH - White neoprene top GAOWEI+XINZHAN - Gray gilet AURELIE DEMEL - Mod, black hairnet mid-bottom DIM - Black velvet socks WOLFORD - Beric, gray and white leather wedge pumps ROBERT CLERGERIE - Baker Collection, stainless steel watch circular with refined dial, logo-lettered indexes on the dial MARC BY MARC JACOBS - Sous le Signe du Lion Collection, Lion Impérial bracelet in 18-karat white gold set with 613 brilliant-cut diamonds 6.3 cts and 46 Japanese cultured pearls CHANEL Fine Jewelry - Sequined headband VALÉRIE VALENTINE.


Ice jacket in white polyester & silk YIQING YIN - White popelin cotton trousers JEAN-PAUL GAULTIER - Y-Me, black shoes Y3 - White gold baguette diamond earrings and necklace with white pearls MIKIMOTO - Grande Saturne Collection, white gold ring paved with diamonds and one white pearl MIKIMOTO - Left, Manchette Collection, tree-rows-diamonds and white gold bracelet with white pearls from the South Seas MIKIMOTO - Riviera, white leather and striped canvas wand bag CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN

Sky blue short dress FELIPE OLIVEIRA BAPTISTA - White leather ankle boots LYUBOV - Cuff in yellow brass dipped in gold ADIN & ROYALE Chez Bottica.fr Pale pink and white nappa leather fingerless gloves LESCINQ.


Ice jacket in white polyester & silk YIQING YIN - White popelin cotton trousers JEAN-PAUL GAULTIER - Y-Me, black shoes Y3 - White gold baguette diamond earrings and necklace with white pearls MIKIMOTO - Grande Saturne Collection, white gold ring paved with diamonds and one white pearl MIKIMOTO - Left, Manchette Collection, tree-rows-diamonds and white gold bracelet with white pearls from the South Seas MIKIMOTO - Riviera, white leather and striped canvas wand bag CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN

Sky blue short dress FELIPE OLIVEIRA BAPTISTA - White leather ankle boots LYUBOV - Cuff in yellow brass dipped in gold ADIN & ROYALE Chez Bottica.fr Pale pink and white nappa leather fingerless gloves LESCINQ.


Fargo, cream and black blazer L.K.BENNETT - Blue denim and raffia circular skirt VERSACE - Black leather sandals with gold heels CEDRIC CHARLIER - Sous le Signe du Lion Collection, Lion Talisman necklace CHANEL Fine Jewelry - Left, Juste un Clou Collection, pink gold bracelet CARTIER - Paris Nouvelle Vague Collection, bracelet CARTIER - Sous le Signe du Lion Collection, Lion Talisman ring CHANEL Fine Jewelry - Russel clutch NASHA MEKRAKSAVANISH.

Leather-embellished cotton-jersey T-shirt SONGÜL CABACI by Fashion In Cube - Black low V-neck sleeveless treated wool vest, with piercing ring detail IRFÉ Silk print pants TOMMY HILFIGER - Almeda, leather blue sandals LACOSTE - White gold diamond and Tahitian pearl ring GARLAND - Bronze gold plated, pink tourmaline and leather necklace REGINA DABDAD - Koube Collection, stainless steel watch with plating in black IP polish KARL LAGERFELD - Vintage Glitz Collection, bracelet FOSSIL.


Fargo, cream and black blazer L.K.BENNETT - Blue denim and raffia circular skirt VERSACE - Black leather sandals with gold heels CEDRIC CHARLIER - Sous le Signe du Lion Collection, Lion Talisman necklace CHANEL Fine Jewelry - Left, Juste un Clou Collection, pink gold bracelet CARTIER - Paris Nouvelle Vague Collection, bracelet CARTIER - Sous le Signe du Lion Collection, Lion Talisman ring CHANEL Fine Jewelry - Russel clutch NASHA MEKRAKSAVANISH.

Leather-embellished cotton-jersey T-shirt SONGÜL CABACI by Fashion In Cube - Black low V-neck sleeveless treated wool vest, with piercing ring detail IRFÉ Silk print pants TOMMY HILFIGER - Almeda, leather blue sandals LACOSTE - White gold diamond and Tahitian pearl ring GARLAND - Bronze gold plated, pink tourmaline and leather necklace REGINA DABDAD - Koube Collection, stainless steel watch with plating in black IP polish KARL LAGERFELD - Vintage Glitz Collection, bracelet FOSSIL.


Photographer Contarsy and Karecha for Highmark Studios Model Sabina Wilhelmina Image/NYC Styled by David De La Cruz Makeup Roberto Morelli/Link NYLA Hair Dante Blandshaw for Aveda Manicurist Ann Marie Walts Special thank you to the Standard Hotel/NYC

Black jacket with gold embellishment & white ruffled blouse both by Alexander McQueen Leather, pants by Michael Kors, necklace Rodrigo Otazu


Photographer Contarsy and Karecha for Highmark Studios Model Sabina Wilhelmina Image/NYC Styled by David De La Cruz Makeup Roberto Morelli/Link NYLA Hair Dante Blandshaw for Aveda Manicurist Ann Marie Walts Special thank you to the Standard Hotel/NYC

Black jacket with gold embellishment & white ruffled blouse both by Alexander McQueen Leather, pants by Michael Kors, necklace Rodrigo Otazu


White lace kimono and lace boots and pumps all by Sarah Baadarani

Bodysuit by Alon Livine, ring by Rodrigo Otazu, shoes by Gucci


White lace kimono and lace boots and pumps all by Sarah Baadarani

Bodysuit by Alon Livine, ring by Rodrigo Otazu, shoes by Gucci


Left and right : Olive/black gown Gucci black leather gold embellished, gloves by Mordekai


Left and right : Olive/black gown Gucci black leather gold embellished, gloves by Mordekai


Dress Christopher Kane, bracelet Rodrigo Otazu, shoes Chrissie Morris

Gloves Mordekai, necklace Erickson Beamon


Dress Christopher Kane, bracelet Rodrigo Otazu, shoes Chrissie Morris

Gloves Mordekai, necklace Erickson Beamon


Forest green leather top and pant Charlotte Ronson, cuff Erickson Beamon, earring Rodrigo Otazu, shoes Alexander McQueen


Forest green leather top and pant Charlotte Ronson, cuff Erickson Beamon, earring Rodrigo Otazu, shoes Alexander McQueen


Leather dress and shoes Alexander McQueen, cuff Erickson Beamon, sunglasses Thierry Lasry

Navy blue leather dolman, dress by Prabal Gurung


Leather dress and shoes Alexander McQueen, cuff Erickson Beamon, sunglasses Thierry Lasry

Navy blue leather dolman, dress by Prabal Gurung


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vertigo India Mahdavi and Joseph Dirand at the Alpaga

The darlings of the fashion world and all Paris, India Mahdavi and Joseph Dirand are the names behind the Alpaga, the new super-chic address at Courchevel. She is the designer of the Monte-Carlo Beach and CafÊ Français (Costes). He is the creator of the Pucci boutique in NYC, and the Balmain or the Monsieur Bleu restaurant in Paris. Together they create atmospheres bursting with history and give buildings souls, between abstraction and evocation. India Mahdavi and Joseph Dirand speak with one voice for this project which brought them together: Crossed words at the Alpaga. By Laure Delvigo

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vertigo India Mahdavi and Joseph Dirand at the Alpaga

The darlings of the fashion world and all Paris, India Mahdavi and Joseph Dirand are the names behind the Alpaga, the new super-chic address at Courchevel. She is the designer of the Monte-Carlo Beach and CafÊ Français (Costes). He is the creator of the Pucci boutique in NYC, and the Balmain or the Monsieur Bleu restaurant in Paris. Together they create atmospheres bursting with history and give buildings souls, between abstraction and evocation. India Mahdavi and Joseph Dirand speak with one voice for this project which brought them together: Crossed words at the Alpaga. By Laure Delvigo

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Why this collaboration? I: “It came naturally, with the context of time and space constraints. Joseph and I have known each other for a long time and have tremendous respect for each other’s work. We have the same approach to work and, above all, the same values. We both trained as architects: we work on the structure of space and light. These are important foundations for making a place function. However, we have different styles: mine is more colourful, more mixed, more feminine. Joseph’s is more architectural, more masculine, toned down.” J: “India and I have the same way of working. On this project, we were totally in harmony and this was a great pleasure for us both.” I: “It was a real challenge for both of us; we had to create a fluid project. But we naturally mixed together each of our proposals. It is rare to see architects create a joint project without contrast, one which operates as an entity. 126

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For this reflective work, we started off with the scale of the basic establishment – Courchevel architecture which we could not change.”

involved can make their own, finding harmony, balance. Somewhere that everyone can experience and tell their own story”.

J: “Rather than get into designing an imitation chalet, we thought about creating a mansion, a manor house like you find in Switzerland or the Tyrol. These are masoned houses with an architecture that adapts to the mountain - ultimately city buildings in a mountain context. We wanted to create a warm, cosy place. People on a mountain holiday spend all day in the cold and do a lot of sport in blinding light. We wanted them to be able to return to their hotel and feel like they were being wrapped up snugly in a place where the sound was muted and the light pleasant; where things were easy, obvious. India and I hoped to break down the volume to create spaces punctuated by desires and moods”.

J: “We had a choice: either to create a rustic, mountain feel or a sophisticated and warm atmosphere, like in a mansion. We didn’t want any false pretences; we created a home transformed over the years into a hotel. I would prefer people to say “they transformed something” rather than “they created the latest trendy venue”. We all have our own culture and there are places where there is no past, but in which it feels like we already have memories, within which we thus forge experiences and rituals.”

I: “We also wanted this space to be like a family château with a palace-like side which we needed to bring in. We wrote a scenario where those

I: “We created a coat of arms, which is the logo of L’Apogée Courchevel, inspired by the work of the photographer Wilson Bentley. This is found on the headboards and at the foot of the beds, as well as on the studded chests.”

J: “The hotel is made up of a series of sequences in which materials play an important role. We had the same desire to strip the space down but at t he sa me time create wa rmt h. T he t wo id e a s a re p a r a dox ic a l, but we managed to combine them. We created an entrance lobby just to say hello, like a hall, and we added a small lounge adjacent to it. A cosy nook with a fireplace where waiting is a pleasant experience; a place where you can also read, have a drink, etc. It’s like an extension of the first bar, but cosier and comfortable, in juxtaposition to the champagne bar, created in the vein of a private club. With its marble countertop, fireplace and soft lighting, this is a place to spend the last part of your evening. With these three bars, we wanted something informal. You’re in the mountains, on a family holiday, with children. You want to have a laugh and share good times. These venues are ‘cells of life’, with different rhythms. The hotel is designed as a social life series. We mixed ‘club furniture’ with other pieces which have a more sixties or seventies feel, with rounded shapes, adding a vintage touch. This mix of genres becomes consistent and gives the impression of going into someone’s home to have a good time. You can have a meal at the bar or in one of the dining rooms, as a couple or a group of friends.” I: “I personally wanted the rooms to be designed as separate entities. Each suite is a mini chalet with an entrance: a place to sit, hang up your jacket and take off your shoes. The space in each room is generous, comfortable with the round shapes, arch work and

alcoves in which you can curl up. A place where you aren’t overwhelmed by the décor, somewhere you can make your own. We needed to create aesthetic value, but also something authentic. We chose materials such as pine wood, wool and velvet in colours like burgundy, pine green, blue-green, ginghams... materials which create a cocoon effect. For the bathrooms, I wanted a two-tone mix of Fior di Bosco marble and black stone from Zimbabwe, to give more depth and a sense of pleasurable opulence, all accentuated by the brushed brass tacks. Most of the bathrooms have double windows onto the room and a mountain view from the bath. This indirect daylight adds to the sense of wellbeing.” J: “We wanted to create a place that would cocoon and protect us, sheltered from the immensity. We chose warm materials (wool, leather, suede, linen, etc.). The variety and richness of the fabrics provide a warm, personal, non-sterile touch. The use of wood was self-evident, the ceilings are coffered and we also worked with marbles (French: Sarrancolin, Saint Laurent and Irish: Connemara), since each one has something to say. We used these for the fireplaces, countertops, tabletops, in the spa... They become objects that adapt to the plushest places. There are also patinated bronzes, gilded touches here and there and lighting the play of light on the ebony is sublime!”

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Why this collaboration? I: “It came naturally, with the context of time and space constraints. Joseph and I have known each other for a long time and have tremendous respect for each other’s work. We have the same approach to work and, above all, the same values. We both trained as architects: we work on the structure of space and light. These are important foundations for making a place function. However, we have different styles: mine is more colourful, more mixed, more feminine. Joseph’s is more architectural, more masculine, toned down.” J: “India and I have the same way of working. On this project, we were totally in harmony and this was a great pleasure for us both.” I: “It was a real challenge for both of us; we had to create a fluid project. But we naturally mixed together each of our proposals. It is rare to see architects create a joint project without contrast, one which operates as an entity. 126

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For this reflective work, we started off with the scale of the basic establishment – Courchevel architecture which we could not change.”

involved can make their own, finding harmony, balance. Somewhere that everyone can experience and tell their own story”.

J: “Rather than get into designing an imitation chalet, we thought about creating a mansion, a manor house like you find in Switzerland or the Tyrol. These are masoned houses with an architecture that adapts to the mountain - ultimately city buildings in a mountain context. We wanted to create a warm, cosy place. People on a mountain holiday spend all day in the cold and do a lot of sport in blinding light. We wanted them to be able to return to their hotel and feel like they were being wrapped up snugly in a place where the sound was muted and the light pleasant; where things were easy, obvious. India and I hoped to break down the volume to create spaces punctuated by desires and moods”.

J: “We had a choice: either to create a rustic, mountain feel or a sophisticated and warm atmosphere, like in a mansion. We didn’t want any false pretences; we created a home transformed over the years into a hotel. I would prefer people to say “they transformed something” rather than “they created the latest trendy venue”. We all have our own culture and there are places where there is no past, but in which it feels like we already have memories, within which we thus forge experiences and rituals.”

I: “We also wanted this space to be like a family château with a palace-like side which we needed to bring in. We wrote a scenario where those

I: “We created a coat of arms, which is the logo of L’Apogée Courchevel, inspired by the work of the photographer Wilson Bentley. This is found on the headboards and at the foot of the beds, as well as on the studded chests.”

J: “The hotel is made up of a series of sequences in which materials play an important role. We had the same desire to strip the space down but at t he sa me time create wa rmt h. T he t wo id e a s a re p a r a dox ic a l, but we managed to combine them. We created an entrance lobby just to say hello, like a hall, and we added a small lounge adjacent to it. A cosy nook with a fireplace where waiting is a pleasant experience; a place where you can also read, have a drink, etc. It’s like an extension of the first bar, but cosier and comfortable, in juxtaposition to the champagne bar, created in the vein of a private club. With its marble countertop, fireplace and soft lighting, this is a place to spend the last part of your evening. With these three bars, we wanted something informal. You’re in the mountains, on a family holiday, with children. You want to have a laugh and share good times. These venues are ‘cells of life’, with different rhythms. The hotel is designed as a social life series. We mixed ‘club furniture’ with other pieces which have a more sixties or seventies feel, with rounded shapes, adding a vintage touch. This mix of genres becomes consistent and gives the impression of going into someone’s home to have a good time. You can have a meal at the bar or in one of the dining rooms, as a couple or a group of friends.” I: “I personally wanted the rooms to be designed as separate entities. Each suite is a mini chalet with an entrance: a place to sit, hang up your jacket and take off your shoes. The space in each room is generous, comfortable with the round shapes, arch work and

alcoves in which you can curl up. A place where you aren’t overwhelmed by the décor, somewhere you can make your own. We needed to create aesthetic value, but also something authentic. We chose materials such as pine wood, wool and velvet in colours like burgundy, pine green, blue-green, ginghams... materials which create a cocoon effect. For the bathrooms, I wanted a two-tone mix of Fior di Bosco marble and black stone from Zimbabwe, to give more depth and a sense of pleasurable opulence, all accentuated by the brushed brass tacks. Most of the bathrooms have double windows onto the room and a mountain view from the bath. This indirect daylight adds to the sense of wellbeing.” J: “We wanted to create a place that would cocoon and protect us, sheltered from the immensity. We chose warm materials (wool, leather, suede, linen, etc.). The variety and richness of the fabrics provide a warm, personal, non-sterile touch. The use of wood was self-evident, the ceilings are coffered and we also worked with marbles (French: Sarrancolin, Saint Laurent and Irish: Connemara), since each one has something to say. We used these for the fireplaces, countertops, tabletops, in the spa... They become objects that adapt to the plushest places. There are also patinated bronzes, gilded touches here and there and lighting the play of light on the ebony is sublime!”

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The Majestic

In all its majesty With new décor and new management, the most famous of Catalan luxury hotels has given itself an exceptional makeover. At the helm are Pascal Billard, former codirector of the Plaza Athénée and in the kitchens we find Michelin-starred chef, Nandu Jubany. Besides the excellence of the service and high levels of comfort, the Majestic transcends the “luxury hotel” label to offer guests a remarkable emotional experience. The great and the good of Catalan society are flocking to the Majestic where they rub shoulders with international stars and Barca footballers. By Laure Delvigo

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The Majestic

In all its majesty With new décor and new management, the most famous of Catalan luxury hotels has given itself an exceptional makeover. At the helm are Pascal Billard, former codirector of the Plaza Athénée and in the kitchens we find Michelin-starred chef, Nandu Jubany. Besides the excellence of the service and high levels of comfort, the Majestic transcends the “luxury hotel” label to offer guests a remarkable emotional experience. The great and the good of Catalan society are flocking to the Majestic where they rub shoulders with international stars and Barca footballers. By Laure Delvigo

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Passing through the marble and crystal lobby, the Majestic offers an instant promise of magical times right in the fast-beating heart of Barcelona. From the comfort of a sixth floor suite, you can take in the Passeig de Gràcia and Gaudi’s celebrated Casa Mila. Step back into your room and the Majestic lives up to its name with works of art (including several pieces by Antoni Tàpies), imperial-sized spaces, rare tapestries and precious marble combined with an elegant mix of neo-classical and contemporary furniture. As ever, the Majestic strives for the very best – just beautiful is not enough here; it has to be exceptional. The recent renovation, orchestrated by the architect Denario Diseño in tandem with the interior designer Antonio Obrador, cost some € 25 million and took three years. The key was to give the Majestic a make-over without ever “breaking” the spirit of the place. And now the place-to-be in Barcelona is the El Bar del Majestic – the new favourite haunt of the jet-set and businessmen and women in a hurry. For lunch, we recommend the “Carpaccio of Barceloneta shrimp with fresh herbs” or the “Chocolate “Sin” with crunchy bread, oil and Maldon sea salt” put together by the celebrated Chef Jubany. The wine list includes an impressive selection at highly reasonable prices.

And while some will want to unwind in the spa, others will appreciate the little extras such as the shoe shine service that has been available at the bar every afternoon for the last 24 years. The magic continues there late into the night, against a background of gentle notes from the piano bar. On the rooftop, the Dolce Vitae prolongs the dream in both summer and winter thanks to its magnificent terrace overlooking the city. DJs, cocktails and gourmet tapas at the poolside are just some of the attractions at this select new address in Barcelona. And coming soon is the Champagne Brunch!

MAJESTIC HOTEL & SPA BARCELONA Passeig de Gràcia, 68 Tel. +34 93 488 17 17 www.hotelmajestic.es info@hotelmajestic.es Bookings: +34 93 492 22 44

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Passing through the marble and crystal lobby, the Majestic offers an instant promise of magical times right in the fast-beating heart of Barcelona. From the comfort of a sixth floor suite, you can take in the Passeig de Gràcia and Gaudi’s celebrated Casa Mila. Step back into your room and the Majestic lives up to its name with works of art (including several pieces by Antoni Tàpies), imperial-sized spaces, rare tapestries and precious marble combined with an elegant mix of neo-classical and contemporary furniture. As ever, the Majestic strives for the very best – just beautiful is not enough here; it has to be exceptional. The recent renovation, orchestrated by the architect Denario Diseño in tandem with the interior designer Antonio Obrador, cost some € 25 million and took three years. The key was to give the Majestic a make-over without ever “breaking” the spirit of the place. And now the place-to-be in Barcelona is the El Bar del Majestic – the new favourite haunt of the jet-set and businessmen and women in a hurry. For lunch, we recommend the “Carpaccio of Barceloneta shrimp with fresh herbs” or the “Chocolate “Sin” with crunchy bread, oil and Maldon sea salt” put together by the celebrated Chef Jubany. The wine list includes an impressive selection at highly reasonable prices.

And while some will want to unwind in the spa, others will appreciate the little extras such as the shoe shine service that has been available at the bar every afternoon for the last 24 years. The magic continues there late into the night, against a background of gentle notes from the piano bar. On the rooftop, the Dolce Vitae prolongs the dream in both summer and winter thanks to its magnificent terrace overlooking the city. DJs, cocktails and gourmet tapas at the poolside are just some of the attractions at this select new address in Barcelona. And coming soon is the Champagne Brunch!

MAJESTIC HOTEL & SPA BARCELONA Passeig de Gràcia, 68 Tel. +34 93 488 17 17 www.hotelmajestic.es info@hotelmajestic.es Bookings: +34 93 492 22 44

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Bramer Bank

Quand performance rime avec élégance.

Interview

With Mr. Claudio Feistritzer, Chairman of Bramcom Claudio, could you sum up your professional achievements and how you got where you are today? A f ter completing my studies in Austria in Tourism and Hotel Management in 1990s, I started in the Hotel industry in Germany and moved later to Switzerland and North America to occupy various senior management positions. In 2003, my career path brought me to Mauritius, for the development of two new hotels. During that phase, I met my would-be wife, Adeela, and I had the opportunity to join, at the end 2005, the British American Investment Group to head the Group’s Tourism and Leisure Division. I was later appointed Director on the Board of British American Investment, and promoted as Chairman of the Group’s commercial arm, Bramcom Holding. What are the main activities of British American Investment? British American Investment is one of the leading investment groups in Mauritius and has a strong presence in several sectors: financial (bank, insurance), commercial (automotive, retail, destination management, boat manufacturing) and tourism & healthcare (Apollo Bramwell Hospital). Our presence spreads across several countries, including Madagascar, Kenya, Botswana, Uganda, Southern Sudan and Malta. Your company has been expanding in Africa for a few years, is it a market with prospects? Africa has immense potential and has now clearly emerged as the place to do business. The group’s beginnings in Africa date back to 1965, through investments in the financial services sector. It now holds important stakes in the publicly listed Britam (NSE) as well as in Equity Bank - a major success story in Africa. After opening Victoria Courts, the f lagship retail store in Nairobi, we are working on distributing utility vehicles, trucks, buses, agricultural equipment and boats in several African countries. This year, we have also been appointed the official distributor for Mercedes-Benz in Madagascar and the Seychelles.

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Have you witnessed an increase in tourism in Mauritius?

experienced all these facets of Mauritius will never forget this country.

By the end of October, official figures show that Mauritius has welcomed around 2.8% more tourists compared to the same period last year. Mauritius has clearly remained a favoured destination among tourists from around the world. The interesting trend that has emerged this year is the increase in tourists from India and China.

And to finish, what are your passions after your job?

It’s often said there is a certain magic atmosphere about Mauritius, what do you think? The magic of Mauritius is undeniable and more than skin deep. The politically-stable Mauritian society is unique – it has successfully preserved its historical and multi cultural heritage, while turning towards the modernity. Anyone who has

I’m very lucky that the variety of businesses we are engaged in are sectors which I’m very passionate about - beautiful designer furniture, latest technology, perfectly engineered automobiles and motorcycles. I enjoy riding around the beautiful scenery of Mauritius with my friends, obviously on a… Harley Davidson. I spend as much time as possible with my little family – we are the very proud parents of a 7-year old daughter and a 5-year old son. Together, we enjoy, as much as we can, the best of Mauritius through stays in leading resorts… like the Maradiva.

La Bramer Bank affiche des résultats performants. Deux de ses responsables expliquent les méthodes et l’esprit qui expliquent cette réussite.

et innovateurs. Nous nous adressons à une classe aisée et aux élites qui savent et réfléchir et calculer. Un exemple parmi d’autres : en matière de cartes de crédit, nous avons les meilleurs taux d’intérêts et nous sommes les seuls à offrir un système de cashback sur les transferts des balances débitrices.

A Maurice, la Bramer Bank se repère à l’élégance de ses bâtiments et de sa marque. Pour en savoir plus, nous avons rencontré Rubina Rawat, Vice President Private Banking, et Ravi Bhuruth, Vice President International Banking, dans le superbe bâtiment historique de la Place d’Armes que la banque a acquis et rénové avec goût pendant deux ans. En ce qui concerne le futur, la banque vient d’ouvrir la Bramer House à Ebène Cyber City ! Connaissance des dossiers, enthousiasme, franchise et écoute attentionnée ont ponctué l’entretien.

Quels produits et services offrez-vous aux étrangers ?

Depuis quand la Bramer existe-t-elle ? Ravi Bhuruth: La Bramer Bank est née en 2008 à la suite du rachat de la South East Asian Bank par la British American Investment. Elle affiche un bilan déjà très performant : en 5 ans, une progression des actifs de 370 %, le nombre de succursales passé de 6 à 20 et celui des clients de 15 000 à 60 000 ! Rubina Rawat : Nous voulons être pionniers

RR : Tout ce dont ils ont besoin et à des prix compétitifs.Comptes en devises étrangères, dépôts à taux négociables, financements divers, produits de trésorerie... Et grâce à un réseau mondial de partenaires ou à la British American Investment qui nous offre un tremplin pour l’Afrique, nous nous créons des opportunités financières sur d’autres marchés. RB : Et nous travaillons étroitement avec les Management companies qui font l’essor actuel de Maurice en gérant l’installation de sociétés étrangères ou de trusts pour fortunes privées qui veulent profiter des nombreux avantages de notre pays. Ces entités ont besoin de comptes en banque et de nos services ! Quel est le client « idéal » pour la Bramer ? RR : Nous n’avons pas de client-type. Nous considérons chaque client tel qu’il est, avec ses besoins financiers particuliers. Nous prenons

le temps d’écouter, de conseiller, nous offrons des produits taillés sur mesure et nous prenons des décisions rapides. En termes de stratégie et d’offre pour les expatriés, comment la Bramer prépare-t-elle l’avenir ? RB : Nous sommes sensibles à l’évolution des besoins du marché et étudions tous les produits spécifiques pour investisseurs privés ou professionnels. La Bramer Bank est de plus en plus présente sur l’échiquier international. Ainsi, récemment, elle a participé, dans un consortium de banques de renom, au financement des opérations d’une multinationale opérant dans le secteur énergétique, pour un montant total de Rs 13,4 milliards ! PUBLIREPORTAGE

1, Queen Street, Place d’Armes Port-Louis, Republic of Mauritius Tél. : (+230) 405 4400 Email : info@bramerbank.mu www.bramerbank.mu


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Bramer Bank

Quand performance rime avec élégance.

Interview

With Mr. Claudio Feistritzer, Chairman of Bramcom Claudio, could you sum up your professional achievements and how you got where you are today? A f ter completing my studies in Austria in Tourism and Hotel Management in 1990s, I started in the Hotel industry in Germany and moved later to Switzerland and North America to occupy various senior management positions. In 2003, my career path brought me to Mauritius, for the development of two new hotels. During that phase, I met my would-be wife, Adeela, and I had the opportunity to join, at the end 2005, the British American Investment Group to head the Group’s Tourism and Leisure Division. I was later appointed Director on the Board of British American Investment, and promoted as Chairman of the Group’s commercial arm, Bramcom Holding. What are the main activities of British American Investment? British American Investment is one of the leading investment groups in Mauritius and has a strong presence in several sectors: financial (bank, insurance), commercial (automotive, retail, destination management, boat manufacturing) and tourism & healthcare (Apollo Bramwell Hospital). Our presence spreads across several countries, including Madagascar, Kenya, Botswana, Uganda, Southern Sudan and Malta. Your company has been expanding in Africa for a few years, is it a market with prospects? Africa has immense potential and has now clearly emerged as the place to do business. The group’s beginnings in Africa date back to 1965, through investments in the financial services sector. It now holds important stakes in the publicly listed Britam (NSE) as well as in Equity Bank - a major success story in Africa. After opening Victoria Courts, the f lagship retail store in Nairobi, we are working on distributing utility vehicles, trucks, buses, agricultural equipment and boats in several African countries. This year, we have also been appointed the official distributor for Mercedes-Benz in Madagascar and the Seychelles.

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Have you witnessed an increase in tourism in Mauritius?

experienced all these facets of Mauritius will never forget this country.

By the end of October, official figures show that Mauritius has welcomed around 2.8% more tourists compared to the same period last year. Mauritius has clearly remained a favoured destination among tourists from around the world. The interesting trend that has emerged this year is the increase in tourists from India and China.

And to finish, what are your passions after your job?

It’s often said there is a certain magic atmosphere about Mauritius, what do you think? The magic of Mauritius is undeniable and more than skin deep. The politically-stable Mauritian society is unique – it has successfully preserved its historical and multi cultural heritage, while turning towards the modernity. Anyone who has

I’m very lucky that the variety of businesses we are engaged in are sectors which I’m very passionate about - beautiful designer furniture, latest technology, perfectly engineered automobiles and motorcycles. I enjoy riding around the beautiful scenery of Mauritius with my friends, obviously on a… Harley Davidson. I spend as much time as possible with my little family – we are the very proud parents of a 7-year old daughter and a 5-year old son. Together, we enjoy, as much as we can, the best of Mauritius through stays in leading resorts… like the Maradiva.

La Bramer Bank affiche des résultats performants. Deux de ses responsables expliquent les méthodes et l’esprit qui expliquent cette réussite.

et innovateurs. Nous nous adressons à une classe aisée et aux élites qui savent et réfléchir et calculer. Un exemple parmi d’autres : en matière de cartes de crédit, nous avons les meilleurs taux d’intérêts et nous sommes les seuls à offrir un système de cashback sur les transferts des balances débitrices.

A Maurice, la Bramer Bank se repère à l’élégance de ses bâtiments et de sa marque. Pour en savoir plus, nous avons rencontré Rubina Rawat, Vice President Private Banking, et Ravi Bhuruth, Vice President International Banking, dans le superbe bâtiment historique de la Place d’Armes que la banque a acquis et rénové avec goût pendant deux ans. En ce qui concerne le futur, la banque vient d’ouvrir la Bramer House à Ebène Cyber City ! Connaissance des dossiers, enthousiasme, franchise et écoute attentionnée ont ponctué l’entretien.

Quels produits et services offrez-vous aux étrangers ?

Depuis quand la Bramer existe-t-elle ? Ravi Bhuruth: La Bramer Bank est née en 2008 à la suite du rachat de la South East Asian Bank par la British American Investment. Elle affiche un bilan déjà très performant : en 5 ans, une progression des actifs de 370 %, le nombre de succursales passé de 6 à 20 et celui des clients de 15 000 à 60 000 ! Rubina Rawat : Nous voulons être pionniers

RR : Tout ce dont ils ont besoin et à des prix compétitifs.Comptes en devises étrangères, dépôts à taux négociables, financements divers, produits de trésorerie... Et grâce à un réseau mondial de partenaires ou à la British American Investment qui nous offre un tremplin pour l’Afrique, nous nous créons des opportunités financières sur d’autres marchés. RB : Et nous travaillons étroitement avec les Management companies qui font l’essor actuel de Maurice en gérant l’installation de sociétés étrangères ou de trusts pour fortunes privées qui veulent profiter des nombreux avantages de notre pays. Ces entités ont besoin de comptes en banque et de nos services ! Quel est le client « idéal » pour la Bramer ? RR : Nous n’avons pas de client-type. Nous considérons chaque client tel qu’il est, avec ses besoins financiers particuliers. Nous prenons

le temps d’écouter, de conseiller, nous offrons des produits taillés sur mesure et nous prenons des décisions rapides. En termes de stratégie et d’offre pour les expatriés, comment la Bramer prépare-t-elle l’avenir ? RB : Nous sommes sensibles à l’évolution des besoins du marché et étudions tous les produits spécifiques pour investisseurs privés ou professionnels. La Bramer Bank est de plus en plus présente sur l’échiquier international. Ainsi, récemment, elle a participé, dans un consortium de banques de renom, au financement des opérations d’une multinationale opérant dans le secteur énergétique, pour un montant total de Rs 13,4 milliards ! PUBLIREPORTAGE

1, Queen Street, Place d’Armes Port-Louis, Republic of Mauritius Tél. : (+230) 405 4400 Email : info@bramerbank.mu www.bramerbank.mu


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Baur

Au Lac From dream to reality The legendary Baur au Lac hotel continues to delight us. For some 170 years, it has been one of the best addresses in Zurich for all fans of true refinement. An enchanting place! By Nicolas Berger

In his Mémoires d’un Palace, published in 2002, Jean des Cars superbly summed up the fabulous history and the exciting adventure that is the Baur au Lac. Since 1844,through constantly paying attention to details but also though adding relevant technical inventions, the Baurs dynasty and then, through marriage, the Krachts, have been reinventing the spirit of a luxury hotel and have made the Baur au Lac the standard bearer of great Swiss hotels where luxury, excellence, tradition and modernity are by-words. It is easy to understand, then, why Sissi, Ludwig II of Bavaria, Richard Wagner, Franz Liszt, Alfred Nobel, Thomas Mann a nd ma ny ot hers besides considered the hotel a homefrom-home and each, in their own way, added their touch

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to this prestigious establishme nt ’s i nc r e d ible h i s t or y. Out of this family-run period grew what we know today: a place of beauty, charm and Swiss character. Right in the heart of Zurich while offering breathtaking views of the lake and the Alps, this veritable institution benefits from an exceptional location, surrounded as it is by its own grounds. The Baur au Lac has 120 rooms as well as luxurious and elegant suites with free minibar. Guests benefit from a Wi-Fi connection and a fitness centre on the top f loor. Two famous restaurants, one of which has a terrace in an idyllic garden, a welcoming bar and a members-only night club have added to the Baur au Lac’s reputation. In addition, the Pavillon restaurant has been awarded a Michelin star and 17

points in the Gault&Millau! For those who love a little cocooning, medical massages and physiotherapy treatments are available on request. You will also find a hair-dressing and beauty salon on site. The Baur au Lac offers valet and limousine services, rooms are serviced twice a day and there is a 24-hour concierge service. You can get your car repaired in the hotel’s garage and buy f lowers or fine wines in the hotel’s boutique: just about everything is possible... How can you resist? Baur au Lac Talstrasse 1 8001 Zurich Tel.: +41 44 220 50 20 Fax.: +41 44 220 50 44 info@bauraulac.ch www.bauraulac.ch


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Baur

Au Lac From dream to reality The legendary Baur au Lac hotel continues to delight us. For some 170 years, it has been one of the best addresses in Zurich for all fans of true refinement. An enchanting place! By Nicolas Berger

In his Mémoires d’un Palace, published in 2002, Jean des Cars superbly summed up the fabulous history and the exciting adventure that is the Baur au Lac. Since 1844,through constantly paying attention to details but also though adding relevant technical inventions, the Baurs dynasty and then, through marriage, the Krachts, have been reinventing the spirit of a luxury hotel and have made the Baur au Lac the standard bearer of great Swiss hotels where luxury, excellence, tradition and modernity are by-words. It is easy to understand, then, why Sissi, Ludwig II of Bavaria, Richard Wagner, Franz Liszt, Alfred Nobel, Thomas Mann a nd ma ny ot hers besides considered the hotel a homefrom-home and each, in their own way, added their touch

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to this prestigious establishme nt ’s i nc r e d ible h i s t or y. Out of this family-run period grew what we know today: a place of beauty, charm and Swiss character. Right in the heart of Zurich while offering breathtaking views of the lake and the Alps, this veritable institution benefits from an exceptional location, surrounded as it is by its own grounds. The Baur au Lac has 120 rooms as well as luxurious and elegant suites with free minibar. Guests benefit from a Wi-Fi connection and a fitness centre on the top f loor. Two famous restaurants, one of which has a terrace in an idyllic garden, a welcoming bar and a members-only night club have added to the Baur au Lac’s reputation. In addition, the Pavillon restaurant has been awarded a Michelin star and 17

points in the Gault&Millau! For those who love a little cocooning, medical massages and physiotherapy treatments are available on request. You will also find a hair-dressing and beauty salon on site. The Baur au Lac offers valet and limousine services, rooms are serviced twice a day and there is a 24-hour concierge service. You can get your car repaired in the hotel’s garage and buy f lowers or fine wines in the hotel’s boutique: just about everything is possible... How can you resist? Baur au Lac Talstrasse 1 8001 Zurich Tel.: +41 44 220 50 20 Fax.: +41 44 220 50 44 info@bauraulac.ch www.bauraulac.ch


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The Domaine

des Séquoias

Home of high-class hospitality

It is a valuable but hidden gem, just 30 minutes from Lyon and Grenoble. Tucked away in its own grounds, amid hundred-year-old trees, the Domaine des Séquoias combines outstanding cuisine with deliciously decorated bedrooms. Take a look inside... By Nicolas Berger

It was in 2004 that Stéphanie and Éric Jambon first took over this vast property, comprising two beautiful buildings dating back to 1840. To say that the hosts are enthusiastic would be an understatement, given their commitment and unstoppable quest for excellence. A crucial breakthrough came when Éric met renowned restaurateur Paul Bocuse in the 1990s. It was a revelation for the young entrepreneur who went on to learn his trade from the famous Michelin-starred chef. As for Stéphanie, her natural gift for creating stylish interiors and effortless flair for putting guests at their ease were to transform the Domaine des Séquoias into a top-flight hotel, earning it an entry into top chef Alain Ducasse’s select network of establishments, the Châteaux & Hôtels Collection.

It’s all about the flavour The Domaine des Séquoias is a restaurant with beautiful bedrooms rather than a hotel restaurant. It is rightly renowned for its good food, masterfully prepared by Éric Jambon. Whether served in the main hall or in the more intimate lounge, the menu features ‘Modernist cuisine’ – using new techniques and technology to create rich combinations of flavour and texture – based on seasonal products. The ultimate in high-tech cooking is combined with traditional savoir-faire and above all, quality local produce. Constantly coming up with new ideas, Éric Jambon likes to try out the most audacious culinary methods, turning to forgotten herbs and mythical dishes such as Hare ‘à la Royale’. The enterprising chef often breaks new ground, as with his ‘edible soil’ - full of secret but always natural ingredients. There’s something almost poetic about this platter. His eggs, cooked at a low temperature for more than an hour and topped with hay emulsion, are simply divine! But we are just as passionate about Jambon’s crab - expertly embellished with apple mousse - or his wonderful desserts, from praline and passion fruit to ylang ylang creations. The region’s high-quality ‘Grand Crus’ are given priority on the wine list, enthusiastically presented to 136

us by the vivacious wine waitress. In short, we had an exceptional time in a warm, welcoming atmosphere.

Havens of greenery After all these delights, why not treat yourself to an enchanting overnight stay? The Domaine des Séquoias has 19 bedrooms in all: five of them in the main residence which also houses the restaurant and 14 in the farmhouse, a splendid building renovated in 2006. To cap it all, there is a dedicated swimming area with a large pool, a peaceful terrace and a sophisticated snack bar, open throughout the summer. To reach their rooms in the main residence, guests can glide up a grand Art Deco marble staircase, its banister adorned with animals in a nod to La Fontaine’s Fables, a classic of French literature. With her natural attention to detail, Stéphanie has created rooms in deli-

cate shades of grey, camel and candied chestnut. The chic simplicity is in perfect harmony with the serene setting, not least the sumptuous view of the majestic Lebanon cedars and other time-defying trees which help to give the grounds their grandeur. There’s a much more contemporary feel to the farmhouse: glass, exposed stonework and designer furniture with lighting by the French creative genius Philippe Starck. The windows here also open out to nature, with each frame creating a gorgeous picture of greenery. What an ideal recipe for relaxation and renewal. Whether you’re having a bite or staying the night, a visit to the Domaine des Séquoias is sure to be a special and unforgettable experience, with magical moments aplenty! Domaine des Séquoias 54, vie de Boussieu 38300 Ruy Tél : +33(0)4 74 93 78 00 reception@domaine-sequoias.com 137


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The Domaine

des Séquoias

Home of high-class hospitality

It is a valuable but hidden gem, just 30 minutes from Lyon and Grenoble. Tucked away in its own grounds, amid hundred-year-old trees, the Domaine des Séquoias combines outstanding cuisine with deliciously decorated bedrooms. Take a look inside... By Nicolas Berger

It was in 2004 that Stéphanie and Éric Jambon first took over this vast property, comprising two beautiful buildings dating back to 1840. To say that the hosts are enthusiastic would be an understatement, given their commitment and unstoppable quest for excellence. A crucial breakthrough came when Éric met renowned restaurateur Paul Bocuse in the 1990s. It was a revelation for the young entrepreneur who went on to learn his trade from the famous Michelin-starred chef. As for Stéphanie, her natural gift for creating stylish interiors and effortless flair for putting guests at their ease were to transform the Domaine des Séquoias into a top-flight hotel, earning it an entry into top chef Alain Ducasse’s select network of establishments, the Châteaux & Hôtels Collection.

It’s all about the flavour The Domaine des Séquoias is a restaurant with beautiful bedrooms rather than a hotel restaurant. It is rightly renowned for its good food, masterfully prepared by Éric Jambon. Whether served in the main hall or in the more intimate lounge, the menu features ‘Modernist cuisine’ – using new techniques and technology to create rich combinations of flavour and texture – based on seasonal products. The ultimate in high-tech cooking is combined with traditional savoir-faire and above all, quality local produce. Constantly coming up with new ideas, Éric Jambon likes to try out the most audacious culinary methods, turning to forgotten herbs and mythical dishes such as Hare ‘à la Royale’. The enterprising chef often breaks new ground, as with his ‘edible soil’ - full of secret but always natural ingredients. There’s something almost poetic about this platter. His eggs, cooked at a low temperature for more than an hour and topped with hay emulsion, are simply divine! But we are just as passionate about Jambon’s crab - expertly embellished with apple mousse - or his wonderful desserts, from praline and passion fruit to ylang ylang creations. The region’s high-quality ‘Grand Crus’ are given priority on the wine list, enthusiastically presented to 136

us by the vivacious wine waitress. In short, we had an exceptional time in a warm, welcoming atmosphere.

Havens of greenery After all these delights, why not treat yourself to an enchanting overnight stay? The Domaine des Séquoias has 19 bedrooms in all: five of them in the main residence which also houses the restaurant and 14 in the farmhouse, a splendid building renovated in 2006. To cap it all, there is a dedicated swimming area with a large pool, a peaceful terrace and a sophisticated snack bar, open throughout the summer. To reach their rooms in the main residence, guests can glide up a grand Art Deco marble staircase, its banister adorned with animals in a nod to La Fontaine’s Fables, a classic of French literature. With her natural attention to detail, Stéphanie has created rooms in deli-

cate shades of grey, camel and candied chestnut. The chic simplicity is in perfect harmony with the serene setting, not least the sumptuous view of the majestic Lebanon cedars and other time-defying trees which help to give the grounds their grandeur. There’s a much more contemporary feel to the farmhouse: glass, exposed stonework and designer furniture with lighting by the French creative genius Philippe Starck. The windows here also open out to nature, with each frame creating a gorgeous picture of greenery. What an ideal recipe for relaxation and renewal. Whether you’re having a bite or staying the night, a visit to the Domaine des Séquoias is sure to be a special and unforgettable experience, with magical moments aplenty! Domaine des Séquoias 54, vie de Boussieu 38300 Ruy Tél : +33(0)4 74 93 78 00 reception@domaine-sequoias.com 137


spa

Something

Coastal Road, Belle Mare Dias Pier building , Port Louis Bagatelle, Mall of Mauritius, Moka Grand Baie Store Plaza, Royal Road, Grand Baie

for the men

Grand Baie La Croisette

At the Mandarin Oriental Paris Spa It is hard to believe the Mandarin Oriental Paris has been open just two years – it already seems an integral part of the French capital’s luxury hotel offering. With its spacious rooms, a celebrity chef at the helm of the kitchens and a level of service second to none, it is hardly surprising it has acquired an enviable reputation so quickly. But far from resting on its laurels, the Mandarin Oriental is seeking to win over a new clientele – with a brand new range of spa treatments for men! Located on the Rue Saint-Honoré in the centre of Paris, conveniently close to the best shops and some amazing sites, the Mandarin Oriental had the odds stacked in its favour when it opened in 2011. And not surprisingly the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, the award-winning owner and operator of some of the most luxurious hotels and resorts around the world, knew just how to play a winning hand. For a start, the 99 rooms and 39 suites are not only stylish; they are also among the biggest in Paris. When it comes to dining, the two-Michelin star restaurant Sur Mesure is run by Thierry Marx – one of the most famous chefs in France today. And then there is the spa. Designed by Sybille de Margerie/SM Design, it offers an oasis of wellbeing in the heart of the city. All guests are treated in private suites, decorated in shades of amaranth, taupe and silver, complete with their own shower and steam room. Such privacy means guests can completely relax and enjoy the surroundings. There is also a beautiful 14-metre indoor pool with a projection

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of butterflies fluttering across the walls, creating a true sense of calm and tranquillity. Its signature treatments are carried out by a combination of specialists in Traditional Chinese Methods and master aromatherapists. And now there is a new range called Gentleman Essentials. This collection has been specially designed to address male clients’ needs using powerpacked products from grooming specialist The Refinery by Aromatherapy Associates. The Gentleman Essentials range includes a facial lasting 80 minutes. This involves a deep cleansing and brightening treatment to leave the skin looking clean, luminous and deeply hydrated. A relaxing scalp massage is also performed for a calming and comforting state of mind. Or you could opt for the Face & Body Treatment (also 80 minutes). This experience begins with a back cleanse and exfoliation, followed by a stress relieving back massage and therapeutic relaxing scalp massage to pinpoint areas of tension. Ideal for business guests struggling to juggle appointments. And what better way to coun-

Bagatelle Mall of Mauritius Dias Pier Building, Port Louis Duty Shop, Coastal Road , Belle Mare Grand Baie Store Plaza, Royal Road, Grand Baie

ter jet-lag than with a 30-minute eye treatment? A specialised massage technique will help to reduce puffiness. For those looking for the ultimate pick-me-up, there is the option of an hour with a personal trainer prior to a facial or the face and body treatment. With such a range on offer, it is clear the days when spas were a women-only zone are well and truly over. Tel.: +33 (0)170 987 888 www.mandarinoriental.com/paris

Duty Shop, Coastal Road , Belle Mare Grand Baie Store Plaza,Royal Road, Grand Baie Dias Pier Building Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis

Fashion Style is the exclusive retailer of these brands, the group is proud to always offer to its customers in Mauritius the latest collections at great prices. No need to travel anymore to get quality brands . Beware of counterfeit products. Fashion Style is the only group that gives you the guarantee of its products and its brands . FIND MORE ON :

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FASHION STYLE MAURITIUS


spa

Something

Coastal Road, Belle Mare Dias Pier building , Port Louis Bagatelle, Mall of Mauritius, Moka Grand Baie Store Plaza, Royal Road, Grand Baie

for the men

Grand Baie La Croisette

At the Mandarin Oriental Paris Spa It is hard to believe the Mandarin Oriental Paris has been open just two years – it already seems an integral part of the French capital’s luxury hotel offering. With its spacious rooms, a celebrity chef at the helm of the kitchens and a level of service second to none, it is hardly surprising it has acquired an enviable reputation so quickly. But far from resting on its laurels, the Mandarin Oriental is seeking to win over a new clientele – with a brand new range of spa treatments for men! Located on the Rue Saint-Honoré in the centre of Paris, conveniently close to the best shops and some amazing sites, the Mandarin Oriental had the odds stacked in its favour when it opened in 2011. And not surprisingly the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, the award-winning owner and operator of some of the most luxurious hotels and resorts around the world, knew just how to play a winning hand. For a start, the 99 rooms and 39 suites are not only stylish; they are also among the biggest in Paris. When it comes to dining, the two-Michelin star restaurant Sur Mesure is run by Thierry Marx – one of the most famous chefs in France today. And then there is the spa. Designed by Sybille de Margerie/SM Design, it offers an oasis of wellbeing in the heart of the city. All guests are treated in private suites, decorated in shades of amaranth, taupe and silver, complete with their own shower and steam room. Such privacy means guests can completely relax and enjoy the surroundings. There is also a beautiful 14-metre indoor pool with a projection

138

of butterflies fluttering across the walls, creating a true sense of calm and tranquillity. Its signature treatments are carried out by a combination of specialists in Traditional Chinese Methods and master aromatherapists. And now there is a new range called Gentleman Essentials. This collection has been specially designed to address male clients’ needs using powerpacked products from grooming specialist The Refinery by Aromatherapy Associates. The Gentleman Essentials range includes a facial lasting 80 minutes. This involves a deep cleansing and brightening treatment to leave the skin looking clean, luminous and deeply hydrated. A relaxing scalp massage is also performed for a calming and comforting state of mind. Or you could opt for the Face & Body Treatment (also 80 minutes). This experience begins with a back cleanse and exfoliation, followed by a stress relieving back massage and therapeutic relaxing scalp massage to pinpoint areas of tension. Ideal for business guests struggling to juggle appointments. And what better way to coun-

Bagatelle Mall of Mauritius Dias Pier Building, Port Louis Duty Shop, Coastal Road , Belle Mare Grand Baie Store Plaza, Royal Road, Grand Baie

ter jet-lag than with a 30-minute eye treatment? A specialised massage technique will help to reduce puffiness. For those looking for the ultimate pick-me-up, there is the option of an hour with a personal trainer prior to a facial or the face and body treatment. With such a range on offer, it is clear the days when spas were a women-only zone are well and truly over. Tel.: +33 (0)170 987 888 www.mandarinoriental.com/paris

Duty Shop, Coastal Road , Belle Mare Grand Baie Store Plaza,Royal Road, Grand Baie Dias Pier Building Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis

Fashion Style is the exclusive retailer of these brands, the group is proud to always offer to its customers in Mauritius the latest collections at great prices. No need to travel anymore to get quality brands . Beware of counterfeit products. Fashion Style is the only group that gives you the guarantee of its products and its brands . FIND MORE ON :

WWW.FASHIONSTYLEMAURITIUS.COM

FASHION STYLE MAURITIUS


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Hotels

By Christelle Pereira

The Mas De La Fouque Saintes Maries de la Mer

Nestled in the heart of the exuberant landscape of the Camargue regional national park, there is more than a touch of Africa about the Mas de La Fouque. Owned by the renowned producer Gérard Louvin, the establishment has recently been renovated to create a fine hotel with 26 rooms and suites. The décor is unique; a mix of contemporary furniture and one-off antiques. The bohemian atmosphere is completed by a gastronomic restaurant run by Chef Frédérick Pelletier who ensures local produce gets pride of place. We love the spa with its Thémaé treatments offered in a most original setting. This is real change of scene in the heart of the Camargue. Route du petit Rhône, départementale 38 13 460 Les Saintes Maries de la Mer - France Tel.: +33 (0)490 978 102 www.masdelafouque.com - info@masdelafouque.com

More than business hotels,

Les Airelles Courchevel

Succumb to an avalanche of well-being at the Airelles spa! The first innovation is the anti-ageing cellular treatment for the eyes from the Cellap laboratories. The result is equal to the splendour of the Airelles: exceptional. And if your hair needs a little attention, the “Airelles Barber” has had a visit from a special guest: Philip B, hairdresser to the stars. The salon now offers this famous hairdresser’s treatments. At the Airelles, you will slip into wellbeing in a charming, luxury hotel on top of the world! Les Airelles - Le Jardin Alpin 73120 – Courchevel - France Tel.: +33 (0)479 003 838 Fax: +33 (0)479 003 839 www.airelles.fr - info@airelles.fr

your lifestyle. With more than 15 years experience, Indigo has firmly established itself as the leaders in Business Hotels in Mauritius. With four excellent Hotels, Indigo continues to set the pace for contemporary business efficiency and hospitality. From the grandeur of the Labourdonnais, the contemporary cool of Le Suffren and the homely charm of Le Suffren Apart’hotel in the heart of Port Louis, to the artistic ambience of the Hennessy in the Cybercity, Indigo offers the modern day traveller visiting Mauritius a distinctive lifestyle experience in each hotel; crisp efficiency coupled with outstanding service and attention to detail.

Paris

The Splendor promises a return to your childhood world, full of magic and fairies. The décor in this unusual Parisian hotel is simply mind-blowing. Each room offers a surprising atmosphere that whisks you off into a world of illusion, mystery and art. Four themes provide an original representation of magic. The parquet of hearts, spades, clubs and diamonds and the black and glittering walls turn a stay at the Splendor into an enchanting break. This extraordinary setting is the work of Sandrine Alouf and is a homage to Georges Méliès, a show-time genius and pioneer of special effects. Experience the magic of Paris at the Splendor! 38 Rue Cardinet 75017 Paris - France Tel.: +33 (0)16 220 773 contact@hotel-splendor.com - www.hotel-splendor.com

302 spacious rooms • 17 elegant suites • 10 hotel apartments • 7 delightful restaurants • 3 trendy bars • 2 modern spas • 3 state-of-the-art fitness club • 9 fully equipped conference •

Four venues, four distinct personalities; in the heart of the Caudan there’s the Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel, the 5-star business hotel with a traditional sense of luxury, Le Suffren Hotel & Marina, a contemporary 4-star City Resort Hotel for the modern business traveler, and Le Suffren Apart’hotel, Mauritius’ first serviced duplex apartments offering all the freedom and comfort of a home together with the extensive services of a 4-star Hotel. In the heart of Ebene Cybercity there’s Hennessy Park Hotel, a 4-star venue with a unique artistic flair.

Ready for business All the modern technology expected by the business travellers are readily available in all 4 hotels. A highly professional and dedicated banqueting team is ready

to make your ideas become impactful events. Excellent banqueting and conference facilities are ready to cater for the most intimate functions to the eminent events with the same attention to detail.

Wine and dine around the world Indigo’s range of delightful restaurants serve up cuisines to tempt every palate from the best of Mauritian fare to the pick of international dishes including japanese specialities.

Business and pleasure in equal measure Each of Indigo venue has just the right balance of work and play, with a superb range of facilities including swimming pools, catamaran cruises, peaceful spas, fully equipped fitness clubs, hydropool, squash court, convivial bar lounges and much more besides.

rooms

Labourdonnais

Le Suffren

Hennessy

Le Suffren

www.labourdonnais.com

www.lesuffrenhotel.com

www.hennessyhotel.com

www.lesuffrenaparthotel.com

Waterfront Hotel

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• 5-star Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel • 4-star Le Suffren Hotel & Marina • 4-star Hennessy Park Hotel • Le Suffren Apart’hotel Offering a total of:

4 excellent venues each perfectly located

The Splendor

Indigo at a glance

Hotel & Marina

Park Hotel

Apart’hotel

Caudan Waterfront, PO Box 91, Port Louis, Mauritius - Tel (230) 202 4000 - Fax (230) 2024020 - Email info@labourdonnais.com - www.indigohotels.com


must be

Hotels

By Christelle Pereira

The Mas De La Fouque Saintes Maries de la Mer

Nestled in the heart of the exuberant landscape of the Camargue regional national park, there is more than a touch of Africa about the Mas de La Fouque. Owned by the renowned producer Gérard Louvin, the establishment has recently been renovated to create a fine hotel with 26 rooms and suites. The décor is unique; a mix of contemporary furniture and one-off antiques. The bohemian atmosphere is completed by a gastronomic restaurant run by Chef Frédérick Pelletier who ensures local produce gets pride of place. We love the spa with its Thémaé treatments offered in a most original setting. This is real change of scene in the heart of the Camargue. Route du petit Rhône, départementale 38 13 460 Les Saintes Maries de la Mer - France Tel.: +33 (0)490 978 102 www.masdelafouque.com - info@masdelafouque.com

More than business hotels,

Les Airelles Courchevel

Succumb to an avalanche of well-being at the Airelles spa! The first innovation is the anti-ageing cellular treatment for the eyes from the Cellap laboratories. The result is equal to the splendour of the Airelles: exceptional. And if your hair needs a little attention, the “Airelles Barber” has had a visit from a special guest: Philip B, hairdresser to the stars. The salon now offers this famous hairdresser’s treatments. At the Airelles, you will slip into wellbeing in a charming, luxury hotel on top of the world! Les Airelles - Le Jardin Alpin 73120 – Courchevel - France Tel.: +33 (0)479 003 838 Fax: +33 (0)479 003 839 www.airelles.fr - info@airelles.fr

your lifestyle. With more than 15 years experience, Indigo has firmly established itself as the leaders in Business Hotels in Mauritius. With four excellent Hotels, Indigo continues to set the pace for contemporary business efficiency and hospitality. From the grandeur of the Labourdonnais, the contemporary cool of Le Suffren and the homely charm of Le Suffren Apart’hotel in the heart of Port Louis, to the artistic ambience of the Hennessy in the Cybercity, Indigo offers the modern day traveller visiting Mauritius a distinctive lifestyle experience in each hotel; crisp efficiency coupled with outstanding service and attention to detail.

Paris

The Splendor promises a return to your childhood world, full of magic and fairies. The décor in this unusual Parisian hotel is simply mind-blowing. Each room offers a surprising atmosphere that whisks you off into a world of illusion, mystery and art. Four themes provide an original representation of magic. The parquet of hearts, spades, clubs and diamonds and the black and glittering walls turn a stay at the Splendor into an enchanting break. This extraordinary setting is the work of Sandrine Alouf and is a homage to Georges Méliès, a show-time genius and pioneer of special effects. Experience the magic of Paris at the Splendor! 38 Rue Cardinet 75017 Paris - France Tel.: +33 (0)16 220 773 contact@hotel-splendor.com - www.hotel-splendor.com

302 spacious rooms • 17 elegant suites • 10 hotel apartments • 7 delightful restaurants • 3 trendy bars • 2 modern spas • 3 state-of-the-art fitness club • 9 fully equipped conference •

Four venues, four distinct personalities; in the heart of the Caudan there’s the Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel, the 5-star business hotel with a traditional sense of luxury, Le Suffren Hotel & Marina, a contemporary 4-star City Resort Hotel for the modern business traveler, and Le Suffren Apart’hotel, Mauritius’ first serviced duplex apartments offering all the freedom and comfort of a home together with the extensive services of a 4-star Hotel. In the heart of Ebene Cybercity there’s Hennessy Park Hotel, a 4-star venue with a unique artistic flair.

Ready for business All the modern technology expected by the business travellers are readily available in all 4 hotels. A highly professional and dedicated banqueting team is ready

to make your ideas become impactful events. Excellent banqueting and conference facilities are ready to cater for the most intimate functions to the eminent events with the same attention to detail.

Wine and dine around the world Indigo’s range of delightful restaurants serve up cuisines to tempt every palate from the best of Mauritian fare to the pick of international dishes including japanese specialities.

Business and pleasure in equal measure Each of Indigo venue has just the right balance of work and play, with a superb range of facilities including swimming pools, catamaran cruises, peaceful spas, fully equipped fitness clubs, hydropool, squash court, convivial bar lounges and much more besides.

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Labourdonnais

Le Suffren

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Le Suffren

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www.lesuffrenhotel.com

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www.lesuffrenaparthotel.com

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• 5-star Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel • 4-star Le Suffren Hotel & Marina • 4-star Hennessy Park Hotel • Le Suffren Apart’hotel Offering a total of:

4 excellent venues each perfectly located

The Splendor

Indigo at a glance

Hotel & Marina

Park Hotel

Apart’hotel

Caudan Waterfront, PO Box 91, Port Louis, Mauritius - Tel (230) 202 4000 - Fax (230) 2024020 - Email info@labourdonnais.com - www.indigohotels.com


must be

Ile Maurice

Le Savoie Val d’Isère

Right in the centre of Val d’Isère, Le Savoie was completely renovated and redecorated by Jean-Michel De Ambroggio in 2007 in true keeping with the Savoie spirit. The hotel has been run by the same family since 1953, and brothers Alexandre and Jean-Baptiste Giraud currently hold the reins. Le Savoie enjoys an exceptional setting. An authentic yet extremely luxurious mountain chalet, this hotel offers many advantages. The 25 rooms are spacious and extremely comfortable – ideal after a full day on the slopes. The hotel also has a “By Payot” spa and its restaurant, “Le Grain de Sel” run by Chef Alexandre Fabris, offers delicious gourmet cuisine. The wine and champagne bar will delight connoisseurs. Located in one of the most beautiful ski areas in the world, the panoramic view from the sixth floor terrace will enchant all nature lovers. Avenue Olympique 73150 Val d’Isère - France Tel.: +33 (0)479 000 115 www.lesavoie.com

The Peninsula New York

The legendary address on 5th Avenue is celebrating its 25th birthday. Created out of a magnificent building dating back to 1900, the Peninsula offers luxury, tranquillity and voluptuousness in the heart of Manhattan. The Clement restaurant opened at the Peninsula this autumn, the start of 25 weeks of festivities in honour of the hotel’s silver jubilee. The Peninsula is offering special rates on suites, rooms and the spa to ensure you an unforgettable stay in the city that never sleeps. 700 Fifth Avenue at 55th Street New York, NY 10019 - USA Tel.: + (1) 212 956 2888 www.peninsula.com - pny@peninsula.com

Maalifushi by COMO Maldives

COMO has treated itself to a dream setting for its latest resort: the Maalifushi, situated on the Thaa Atoll in the southern Maldives. Tucked away on a turquoise lagoon and surrounded by tropical forest, the 66 villas and suites (on stilts or on the beach) simply ooze calm and comfort. The two restaurants will amaze you with their diversity, especially the Tai which offers Japanese cuisine and has a bar that gives you a panoramic view of the setting sun. To ensure maximum well-being, the COMO Shambhala Retreat Spa also has a range of holistic medicine treatments. The Maalifushi is a promise of a taste of paradise. Thaa Atoll, Maldives Tel.: Pre-opening via Cocoa Island +960 664 1818 maalifushi@comohotels.com - www.comohotels.com/maalifushi

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Office du Tourisme de L’ile Maurice 5eme Etage, Victoria House, Rue Saint Louis , Port-Louis, Ile Maurice Tel:(230) 210 1545 - Fax : (230) 212 5142 mtpa@intnet.mu www.tourisme-ilemaurice.mu


must be

Ile Maurice

Le Savoie Val d’Isère

Right in the centre of Val d’Isère, Le Savoie was completely renovated and redecorated by Jean-Michel De Ambroggio in 2007 in true keeping with the Savoie spirit. The hotel has been run by the same family since 1953, and brothers Alexandre and Jean-Baptiste Giraud currently hold the reins. Le Savoie enjoys an exceptional setting. An authentic yet extremely luxurious mountain chalet, this hotel offers many advantages. The 25 rooms are spacious and extremely comfortable – ideal after a full day on the slopes. The hotel also has a “By Payot” spa and its restaurant, “Le Grain de Sel” run by Chef Alexandre Fabris, offers delicious gourmet cuisine. The wine and champagne bar will delight connoisseurs. Located in one of the most beautiful ski areas in the world, the panoramic view from the sixth floor terrace will enchant all nature lovers. Avenue Olympique 73150 Val d’Isère - France Tel.: +33 (0)479 000 115 www.lesavoie.com

The Peninsula New York

The legendary address on 5th Avenue is celebrating its 25th birthday. Created out of a magnificent building dating back to 1900, the Peninsula offers luxury, tranquillity and voluptuousness in the heart of Manhattan. The Clement restaurant opened at the Peninsula this autumn, the start of 25 weeks of festivities in honour of the hotel’s silver jubilee. The Peninsula is offering special rates on suites, rooms and the spa to ensure you an unforgettable stay in the city that never sleeps. 700 Fifth Avenue at 55th Street New York, NY 10019 - USA Tel.: + (1) 212 956 2888 www.peninsula.com - pny@peninsula.com

Maalifushi by COMO Maldives

COMO has treated itself to a dream setting for its latest resort: the Maalifushi, situated on the Thaa Atoll in the southern Maldives. Tucked away on a turquoise lagoon and surrounded by tropical forest, the 66 villas and suites (on stilts or on the beach) simply ooze calm and comfort. The two restaurants will amaze you with their diversity, especially the Tai which offers Japanese cuisine and has a bar that gives you a panoramic view of the setting sun. To ensure maximum well-being, the COMO Shambhala Retreat Spa also has a range of holistic medicine treatments. The Maalifushi is a promise of a taste of paradise. Thaa Atoll, Maldives Tel.: Pre-opening via Cocoa Island +960 664 1818 maalifushi@comohotels.com - www.comohotels.com/maalifushi

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Office du Tourisme de L’ile Maurice 5eme Etage, Victoria House, Rue Saint Louis , Port-Louis, Ile Maurice Tel:(230) 210 1545 - Fax : (230) 212 5142 mtpa@intnet.mu www.tourisme-ilemaurice.mu


design

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Minimal spirit

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Nordic style is centre stage at the moment. Its subtlety and simplicity are the in trend and brands, whether household names or barely known yet, are flooding design with contemporary, urban and chic lifestyle concepts. By Laure Delvigo

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design 1.

Minimal spirit

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Nordic style is centre stage at the moment. Its subtlety and simplicity are the in trend and brands, whether household names or barely known yet, are flooding design with contemporary, urban and chic lifestyle concepts. By Laure Delvigo

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Hello

My name is Paul Smith Paul Smith dreamed of becoming a racing cyclist. But when an accident put paid to that dream he became a designer instead. His company has now shown 14 collections and is present at fashion weeks in London and Paris to the detriment of two-wheeled exploits! The London Design Museum is celebrating his 40-year career with a new exhibition: Hello, my name is Paul Smith.

Running until March 9, 2014, the museum takes you on a voyage through Paul Smith’s universe. It is a world of design, of fantasy, of inspiration and of various partnerships – with a little detour into the world of bikes of course. Sir Paul Smith – as the Queen dubbed him in 2000 – has allowed access to his personal archives for this retrospective. By Marie Signoret

Inspiration and peanuts Melrose Avenue Store L.A

9 m2 Paul Smith opened his first store in 1970: 9m² in Byard Lane in Nottingham. The designer – destiny pushed him into fashion after his aborted cycling career – stocked his own designs along with items from Kenzo and Katherine Hamnett. 9m² has been recreated for the exhibition using objects and records; a boutique the size of a luxury broom cupboard. And now? Paul Smith has

Another room recreated for the exhibition is Paul Smith’s office which is known in the world of fashion and design as being a real Aladdin’s

den. This is where the magic happens, amid this accumulation of books and objects, jewellery, works of art and antiques. There are items he has brought back from his many travels, items he found himself but also those given to him by his fans.

Every day he receives a bag of mail even fuller than that of Father Christmas. Letters, eclectic, strange and inspiring gifts such as a nativity scene made out of peanuts by a Belgian adolescent named Margot. She sent it to Paul Smith with few words but to the

point: “I don’t like fashion but I like you a lot.” What a compliment! And then there is a collection of disparate objects a “mystery person” has been sending him for 20 years. Paul Smith likes objects- what better credentials do you need to be a good designer?

stores in every major city in the world. The fashion conscious around the globe would happily swap their collection of jackets against one of his perfectly tailored suits. Paul Smith has managed to invent a very English classic eccentricity; elegance shot through with fantasy and humour. And it all began in 9m², which puts our era of property shortfalls into perspective! Hello, my name is Paul Smith retraces the journey - a journey which has done nothing to reduce, but everything to increase Paul Smith’s involvement in the creative process. Paul in his office

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Hello

My name is Paul Smith Paul Smith dreamed of becoming a racing cyclist. But when an accident put paid to that dream he became a designer instead. His company has now shown 14 collections and is present at fashion weeks in London and Paris to the detriment of two-wheeled exploits! The London Design Museum is celebrating his 40-year career with a new exhibition: Hello, my name is Paul Smith.

Running until March 9, 2014, the museum takes you on a voyage through Paul Smith’s universe. It is a world of design, of fantasy, of inspiration and of various partnerships – with a little detour into the world of bikes of course. Sir Paul Smith – as the Queen dubbed him in 2000 – has allowed access to his personal archives for this retrospective. By Marie Signoret

Inspiration and peanuts Melrose Avenue Store L.A

9 m2 Paul Smith opened his first store in 1970: 9m² in Byard Lane in Nottingham. The designer – destiny pushed him into fashion after his aborted cycling career – stocked his own designs along with items from Kenzo and Katherine Hamnett. 9m² has been recreated for the exhibition using objects and records; a boutique the size of a luxury broom cupboard. And now? Paul Smith has

Another room recreated for the exhibition is Paul Smith’s office which is known in the world of fashion and design as being a real Aladdin’s

den. This is where the magic happens, amid this accumulation of books and objects, jewellery, works of art and antiques. There are items he has brought back from his many travels, items he found himself but also those given to him by his fans.

Every day he receives a bag of mail even fuller than that of Father Christmas. Letters, eclectic, strange and inspiring gifts such as a nativity scene made out of peanuts by a Belgian adolescent named Margot. She sent it to Paul Smith with few words but to the

point: “I don’t like fashion but I like you a lot.” What a compliment! And then there is a collection of disparate objects a “mystery person” has been sending him for 20 years. Paul Smith likes objects- what better credentials do you need to be a good designer?

stores in every major city in the world. The fashion conscious around the globe would happily swap their collection of jackets against one of his perfectly tailored suits. Paul Smith has managed to invent a very English classic eccentricity; elegance shot through with fantasy and humour. And it all began in 9m², which puts our era of property shortfalls into perspective! Hello, my name is Paul Smith retraces the journey - a journey which has done nothing to reduce, but everything to increase Paul Smith’s involvement in the creative process. Paul in his office

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B i ke s , cam e ras an d bottles of water

Paul Smith has never lost his love of bikes, and was thus delighted when he found himself designing the jerseys for the famous Giro d’Italia in 2013 - “If you look [...] at the sleeve of the pink Giro d’Italia jersey [...], you will notice a band of multi-coloured stripes. These stripes are one of the features people associate with my designs [...]. And now they are on the maglia rosa. Can you imagine how proud that makes me?” he says. Because Paul Smith is a Jack-of-all-trades, his collaborations follow one after the other but each one is different: cameras with the now legendary stripes for Leica, hangings, rugs and cushions for The Rug Company, a water bottle for Evian – a really mixed bag. Despite the large number of objects, the Paul Smith style stands out in each one – and not only through stripes. He creates a delicate blend of sobriety and fantasy. This is a curious and passionate man. “I am lucky enough to have eyes that really look at things. I perceive volumes, light, textures. All of those come together in my head. I find inspiration everywhere, but I do not look at other people’s work. I want to create clothes for tomorrow,” he says. Spea k ing of emu lation a nd collaboration, we shouldn’t forget Paul Smith’s wife, Pauline Denyer, also a designer and a graduate from the Royal College of Arts. She was already there in the 1970s, pushing Paul towards design, pushing him to open his first store, those promising 9m². Paul says of her: “She taught me about cut, quality and proportion. [...] She made me understand how clothes were made.” This exhibition also gives us an insight into the various Paul Smith stores; each one different and unique, like the shocking pink of the Los Angeles boutique. And while the exhibition may not completely assuage your thirst and curiosity, or if London won’t come to you, a beautiful book published by Rizzoli in association with the Design Museum should make you happy:

Paul Smith Seoul

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My name is Paul Smith, Fashion and other stories (272 pages, 50 €) Hello, my name is Paul Smith Runs until March 9, 2014 Design Museum 28 Shad Thames, www.designmuseum.org


art

B i ke s , cam e ras an d bottles of water

Paul Smith has never lost his love of bikes, and was thus delighted when he found himself designing the jerseys for the famous Giro d’Italia in 2013 - “If you look [...] at the sleeve of the pink Giro d’Italia jersey [...], you will notice a band of multi-coloured stripes. These stripes are one of the features people associate with my designs [...]. And now they are on the maglia rosa. Can you imagine how proud that makes me?” he says. Because Paul Smith is a Jack-of-all-trades, his collaborations follow one after the other but each one is different: cameras with the now legendary stripes for Leica, hangings, rugs and cushions for The Rug Company, a water bottle for Evian – a really mixed bag. Despite the large number of objects, the Paul Smith style stands out in each one – and not only through stripes. He creates a delicate blend of sobriety and fantasy. This is a curious and passionate man. “I am lucky enough to have eyes that really look at things. I perceive volumes, light, textures. All of those come together in my head. I find inspiration everywhere, but I do not look at other people’s work. I want to create clothes for tomorrow,” he says. Spea k ing of emu lation a nd collaboration, we shouldn’t forget Paul Smith’s wife, Pauline Denyer, also a designer and a graduate from the Royal College of Arts. She was already there in the 1970s, pushing Paul towards design, pushing him to open his first store, those promising 9m². Paul says of her: “She taught me about cut, quality and proportion. [...] She made me understand how clothes were made.” This exhibition also gives us an insight into the various Paul Smith stores; each one different and unique, like the shocking pink of the Los Angeles boutique. And while the exhibition may not completely assuage your thirst and curiosity, or if London won’t come to you, a beautiful book published by Rizzoli in association with the Design Museum should make you happy:

Paul Smith Seoul

150

My name is Paul Smith, Fashion and other stories (272 pages, 50 €) Hello, my name is Paul Smith Runs until March 9, 2014 Design Museum 28 Shad Thames, www.designmuseum.org


books

LESS IS MORE After the orgy of bling of recent years, the time has come for a return to minimalism. Architectural minimalism, visual minimalism and narrative minimalism. Here is a book selection campaigning for a return to basics. By Marie Signoret

Rock the Shack: The Architecture of Cabins, Cocoons and Hide-Outs

Liverpool Connexion

Alvaro Siza, Complete Works 1952-2013

“Luxury lies in the simple things. [...] In the wake of economic hardships and the strains of global densification, the way we define luxury, and luxury living in particular, has evolved considerably. Moving away from mere consumerism, sprawl and ostentation, we now find ourselves in a period where the enjoyment and cultivation of a more basic, pared down, and unassuming lifestyle represents a return to a familiar and bucolic way of engaging with the land.” A new definition of luxury: the search for simplicity; for the missing link to nature. Rock the Shack is a selection of idyllic cabins and cocoons in the middle of and in communion with nature. There is the “Garden Library” built out of wood, plywood and glass in the Czech Republic, with its ground floor reading room overlooking nature, a sleeping area on the second floor and a roof that converts into an observatory, the windows and slats of which let in the light and render the limits between indoor and outdoor porous. Or try the “Box House” added to a derelict stone house in Brazil, the contemporary “cube” blending with the old and offering an impressive sea view. And stop off in Miami to see the “Lifeguard Houses” customised with colour and panache - like a call from nature.

Gaëlle Swanson is “bling”. A trust-fund jet-setter, she lives a tranquil and lazy life – until a bloody coup d’état in 2015 changes everything. A new securitarian and totalitarian world order is established and it is a system which has no room for Gaëlle Swanson. She grabs some weapons and goes underground, becoming the “Colonel”, heading an armed and violent group known as B3. Among her faithful gang we find Dimitri, a Chechen mercenary with whom she conducts a platonic and dangerous relationship. With the infighting, the prices placed on their heads and the military stakes, this novel is a real page-turner! After gold chains and champagne, our heroine is now fighting for life and liberty.

Taschen has published a very beautiful monograph on one of the greatest architects of our time: Alvaro Siza. Since graduating from the former School of Fine Arts in Porto in architecture in 1955, he has been amassing prestigious prizes: the Mies van der Rohe Award from the European Community in 1988, the Praemium Imperiale from Japan in 1997, the RIBA Gold Medal in 2009 and the Golden Lion for life works at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2012. In this large format book you will find the complete works of Siza, compiled by Philip Jodidio working in close collaboration with the Portuguese architect. Functionality, purity and fluidity of shapes characterise his works. A very lovely book.

Collection Gestalten - 39.90 €

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Lisa Giraud Taylor Trinôme, 20 €

Philip Jodidio Taschen, 99.99 €


books

LESS IS MORE After the orgy of bling of recent years, the time has come for a return to minimalism. Architectural minimalism, visual minimalism and narrative minimalism. Here is a book selection campaigning for a return to basics. By Marie Signoret

Rock the Shack: The Architecture of Cabins, Cocoons and Hide-Outs

Liverpool Connexion

Alvaro Siza, Complete Works 1952-2013

“Luxury lies in the simple things. [...] In the wake of economic hardships and the strains of global densification, the way we define luxury, and luxury living in particular, has evolved considerably. Moving away from mere consumerism, sprawl and ostentation, we now find ourselves in a period where the enjoyment and cultivation of a more basic, pared down, and unassuming lifestyle represents a return to a familiar and bucolic way of engaging with the land.” A new definition of luxury: the search for simplicity; for the missing link to nature. Rock the Shack is a selection of idyllic cabins and cocoons in the middle of and in communion with nature. There is the “Garden Library” built out of wood, plywood and glass in the Czech Republic, with its ground floor reading room overlooking nature, a sleeping area on the second floor and a roof that converts into an observatory, the windows and slats of which let in the light and render the limits between indoor and outdoor porous. Or try the “Box House” added to a derelict stone house in Brazil, the contemporary “cube” blending with the old and offering an impressive sea view. And stop off in Miami to see the “Lifeguard Houses” customised with colour and panache - like a call from nature.

Gaëlle Swanson is “bling”. A trust-fund jet-setter, she lives a tranquil and lazy life – until a bloody coup d’état in 2015 changes everything. A new securitarian and totalitarian world order is established and it is a system which has no room for Gaëlle Swanson. She grabs some weapons and goes underground, becoming the “Colonel”, heading an armed and violent group known as B3. Among her faithful gang we find Dimitri, a Chechen mercenary with whom she conducts a platonic and dangerous relationship. With the infighting, the prices placed on their heads and the military stakes, this novel is a real page-turner! After gold chains and champagne, our heroine is now fighting for life and liberty.

Taschen has published a very beautiful monograph on one of the greatest architects of our time: Alvaro Siza. Since graduating from the former School of Fine Arts in Porto in architecture in 1955, he has been amassing prestigious prizes: the Mies van der Rohe Award from the European Community in 1988, the Praemium Imperiale from Japan in 1997, the RIBA Gold Medal in 2009 and the Golden Lion for life works at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2012. In this large format book you will find the complete works of Siza, compiled by Philip Jodidio working in close collaboration with the Portuguese architect. Functionality, purity and fluidity of shapes characterise his works. A very lovely book.

Collection Gestalten - 39.90 €

152

Lisa Giraud Taylor Trinôme, 20 €

Philip Jodidio Taschen, 99.99 €


ANDERSEN GENEVE

books

Regina

Kamar Le Tueur se meurt (The Killer is Dying – French translation)

Mon ami Bao

Visual inventory

Phoenix, Arizona, Christian has been outwitted: someone has tried to kill the man he was supposed to assassinate. He is a 40-year-old hit man but Christian is dying. Det. Dale Sayles leads the investigation while a boy Jimmie survives alone in a large house his parents have abandoned. Three characters with real, virtual or dreamed-about connections – the book begins heavy with melancholy and the first signs of decay. James Sallis finally gained mass recognition with the publication of Drive which has since been turned into a film starring Ryan Gosling. But Sallis is also a specialist on Raymond Queneau in the United States, author of a biography on Chester Himes and a great novelist. The atmosphere in The Killer is Dying is almost one of weightlessness; words are used sparingly and despite, or perhaps because of that, there is a psychological accuracy. This is revealed in the strange intersecting of the characters, their isolation mirrored by the isolation of Phoenix, a city that should not exist by the rules of nature. The minimalism and rationalisation of the narrative prevents a descent into the maudlin or long-windedness. Paradoxically, despite the paring down and stripping away, you are left with far more than simply a crime novel. And the suspense really couldn’t be more intense.

At the age of 21, Bao has reached a staggering height of 7’9” or one and half times as tall as Gisèle in her stocking feet, as her friend tells us. She goes on to describe a great cloud of fog over Gisèle’s head that follows her around everywhere and yet she is still hard to keep up with. Gisèle’s friend is worried. She doesn’t know where this inconsolable blackness that is biting into Gisèle comes from. She describes it as being as if Gisèle had a potato in her stomach and it was sprouting tumours that were spreading through her like starving tentacles. Gisèle is not doing well and her friend does not know how to help her but fortunately there is Bao. Sometimes, says the friend, when Gisèle’s burden becomes too heavy, she talks of Bao to take her minds off things. Bao, such a normal person. Indeed there is nothing abnormal about him except his height. He is a hero of normality – who goes as far as saving dolphins in a Chinese zoo. An album which delicately and accurately describes depression. The drawings are minimalist and the speech full of imagery. This tries to give a voice to words that will not come out. A Quebec comic strip that is subtle and touching.

“The eternal building blocks of space are light, materials, scale and proportion. Within these categories there is scope for endless repetition and variation. It is examples of the unusual details and unlikely juxtapositions that I look to capture - the reworking of a familiar natural material, for example, through the use of new patterns, textures or junctions,” says John Pawson by way of introduction to this Visual Inventory which is a collection of images from his personal archives. Annotations give the impression of looking at an abstract work – like the photo of the Zumthor pavilion for the Serpentine Gallery in London where the succession of materials for a cameo of deep blues is impressive, or the hexagonal tiles of the Rievaulx Abbey that weave together geometry and nature. These photographs display perfect architectural or natural symmetry; projected shadows that appear as works of art. This is a work about beauty – a beauty which is hidden in the nooks of daily life, even the shelves of supermarkets, that the patient photographer knew just how to capture; the graphic, minimalist beauty of the world. Inspirational!

James Sallis Payot-Rivages, 20 €

Stéphane Lafleur and Katty Maurey La Pastèque, 23.95 €

John Pawson Phaidon, 39.95 €

Eros Poke r

Grand

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ANDERSEN GENEVE

books

Regina

Kamar Le Tueur se meurt (The Killer is Dying – French translation)

Mon ami Bao

Visual inventory

Phoenix, Arizona, Christian has been outwitted: someone has tried to kill the man he was supposed to assassinate. He is a 40-year-old hit man but Christian is dying. Det. Dale Sayles leads the investigation while a boy Jimmie survives alone in a large house his parents have abandoned. Three characters with real, virtual or dreamed-about connections – the book begins heavy with melancholy and the first signs of decay. James Sallis finally gained mass recognition with the publication of Drive which has since been turned into a film starring Ryan Gosling. But Sallis is also a specialist on Raymond Queneau in the United States, author of a biography on Chester Himes and a great novelist. The atmosphere in The Killer is Dying is almost one of weightlessness; words are used sparingly and despite, or perhaps because of that, there is a psychological accuracy. This is revealed in the strange intersecting of the characters, their isolation mirrored by the isolation of Phoenix, a city that should not exist by the rules of nature. The minimalism and rationalisation of the narrative prevents a descent into the maudlin or long-windedness. Paradoxically, despite the paring down and stripping away, you are left with far more than simply a crime novel. And the suspense really couldn’t be more intense.

At the age of 21, Bao has reached a staggering height of 7’9” or one and half times as tall as Gisèle in her stocking feet, as her friend tells us. She goes on to describe a great cloud of fog over Gisèle’s head that follows her around everywhere and yet she is still hard to keep up with. Gisèle’s friend is worried. She doesn’t know where this inconsolable blackness that is biting into Gisèle comes from. She describes it as being as if Gisèle had a potato in her stomach and it was sprouting tumours that were spreading through her like starving tentacles. Gisèle is not doing well and her friend does not know how to help her but fortunately there is Bao. Sometimes, says the friend, when Gisèle’s burden becomes too heavy, she talks of Bao to take her minds off things. Bao, such a normal person. Indeed there is nothing abnormal about him except his height. He is a hero of normality – who goes as far as saving dolphins in a Chinese zoo. An album which delicately and accurately describes depression. The drawings are minimalist and the speech full of imagery. This tries to give a voice to words that will not come out. A Quebec comic strip that is subtle and touching.

“The eternal building blocks of space are light, materials, scale and proportion. Within these categories there is scope for endless repetition and variation. It is examples of the unusual details and unlikely juxtapositions that I look to capture - the reworking of a familiar natural material, for example, through the use of new patterns, textures or junctions,” says John Pawson by way of introduction to this Visual Inventory which is a collection of images from his personal archives. Annotations give the impression of looking at an abstract work – like the photo of the Zumthor pavilion for the Serpentine Gallery in London where the succession of materials for a cameo of deep blues is impressive, or the hexagonal tiles of the Rievaulx Abbey that weave together geometry and nature. These photographs display perfect architectural or natural symmetry; projected shadows that appear as works of art. This is a work about beauty – a beauty which is hidden in the nooks of daily life, even the shelves of supermarkets, that the patient photographer knew just how to capture; the graphic, minimalist beauty of the world. Inspirational!

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New Elegance Backstage

It was at the sublime Mandarin Oriental that Blush set down its bags and unpacked its cameras for a photo shoot. Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, Chopard, Versace; nothing is too beautiful for Anastasia, the new star at Karin Models!

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Anastasia Thetopof The top of Karin Models

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Haute Couture Jewels Sandra Fourqui, the Artist !

Sandrine Garcia and Nobu Work in progress with our fashion stylist !

Nobu, Anastasia and Sandrine

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New Elegance Backstage

It was at the sublime Mandarin Oriental that Blush set down its bags and unpacked its cameras for a photo shoot. Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, Chopard, Versace; nothing is too beautiful for Anastasia, the new star at Karin Models!

Christian

Anastasia Thetopof The top of Karin Models

Chopard time

Christelle Pereira - Blush

Haute Couture Jewels Sandra Fourqui, the Artist !

Sandrine Garcia and Nobu Work in progress with our fashion stylist !

Nobu, Anastasia and Sandrine

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Yohanna Edge, Fashion stylist

Laure Delvigo Blush & Olivier Durbano designer


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Victoria’s Secret angels adorned

in Mouawad masterpieces at this year’s fashion show A jeweller to royalty and Hollywood’s A-list adorns this year’s runway models in $45 million worth of exclusive diamond Masterpieces. Spanning a 14 year relationship with Victoria’s Secret, Mouawad has once again showcased its exclusive diamond masterpieces on the runway of this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in New York City.

Adriana Lima Barbara Fialho

Alessandra Ambrosio

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Candice Swanepoel Erin Heatherton

Lindsay Ellingson

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Izabel Goulart

Lily Donaldson

Magdalena Frackowiak

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WhiteDressCode Always working closely with its partners, now more tightly than ever, the Maradiva Hotel plays host to guests at a wonderful soirée every year. All dressed in white, in homage to the symbolic colour of the Maradiva, the White Party lights up the west coast of Mauritius! On the programme? A moving speech from director, Sanjiv Ramdanee, souvenir photos, stunning fireworks, delicious cocktails to be savoured in a so chic and joyous atmosphere. An event not to be missed, placed under the sign of “Happiness”, guests take on the allure of celestial angels – and fly right through the night.

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1. Sanjiv Ramdanee, Executive Director, & Laurent Odillard Sales Director of Maradiva with Jacques Ritter of Crown Lodge and Gregory Ayoun of Blush. - 2. Guillaume Brillatz, GM of Sands Resort, Iain McCormack, GM of Maradiva & Sanjiv Ramdanee, Executive Director. 3. Genevieve Dardanne MD of Kreola with her team. - 4. Christian Ah Fok d’Europcar and Priya Bhurtun, Front Office Manager from Maradiva. 5. Karl Mootoosamy and Gregory Ayoun of Blush.

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people

Victoria’s Secret angels adorned

in Mouawad masterpieces at this year’s fashion show A jeweller to royalty and Hollywood’s A-list adorns this year’s runway models in $45 million worth of exclusive diamond Masterpieces. Spanning a 14 year relationship with Victoria’s Secret, Mouawad has once again showcased its exclusive diamond masterpieces on the runway of this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in New York City.

Adriana Lima Barbara Fialho

Alessandra Ambrosio

/kyboe

Candice Swanepoel Erin Heatherton

Lindsay Ellingson

kyboeheadquarters

Izabel Goulart

Lily Donaldson

Magdalena Frackowiak

/kyboehq

WhiteDressCode Always working closely with its partners, now more tightly than ever, the Maradiva Hotel plays host to guests at a wonderful soirée every year. All dressed in white, in homage to the symbolic colour of the Maradiva, the White Party lights up the west coast of Mauritius! On the programme? A moving speech from director, Sanjiv Ramdanee, souvenir photos, stunning fireworks, delicious cocktails to be savoured in a so chic and joyous atmosphere. An event not to be missed, placed under the sign of “Happiness”, guests take on the allure of celestial angels – and fly right through the night.

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1.

3.

/KYBOEheadquarters

4. 5.

1. Sanjiv Ramdanee, Executive Director, & Laurent Odillard Sales Director of Maradiva with Jacques Ritter of Crown Lodge and Gregory Ayoun of Blush. - 2. Guillaume Brillatz, GM of Sands Resort, Iain McCormack, GM of Maradiva & Sanjiv Ramdanee, Executive Director. 3. Genevieve Dardanne MD of Kreola with her team. - 4. Christian Ah Fok d’Europcar and Priya Bhurtun, Front Office Manager from Maradiva. 5. Karl Mootoosamy and Gregory Ayoun of Blush.

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numerology

7 8 4 5 3 2 9 6 8 2 3 4 5 9 2 3 2 9 6 3 9 2 5

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Numerology 1 9 2 8 6 4 6 5 3 6 2 9 1 0 2 3 8 A 5 4 3 6 3 9 2 8 3 7

Est. 1968 Genève Suisse

By Oda Mae Brown

1 9 2 8 6 4 6 5 3 6 2 9 1 0 2 3 8 A 5 4 3 6 3 9 2 8 3 7

1

Despite what your number may suggest, you are not really Number One. But this is only temporary. You just need to show a little patience and you will rise again like a Phoenix. Make sure you get enough vitamins and magnesium to be ready for the return of a cosmic influx. This will make you irresistible. Professional and amorous opportunities will rain down on you so get ready!

2

You will have so much creativity you won’t know what to do with it. You could use it to knit yourself a lovely, multi-coloured bed throw or turn it to professional advantage: good, realistic ideas perhaps? Your bosses are going to love you. This might be that “now or never” moment to launch your own business, the mo-

ment when your creativity will help you open that organic boutique or food truck folly you have been dreaming of.

3

Tired and fed up. Your complexion is pale and you fade away a little too quickly in the face of others who are making the most of your absence. We bet Jupiter and your self-confidence will soon be back! Uncurl yourself from that corner and stand up straight. Tell the world you are here! “Resist, prove that you exist,” is what we would tell you.

4

For once you are going to get good news at work: a promotion or an innovative new project perhaps. Your bosses trust you and they are right to do so! Mercury has played a role in this by boosting your ability to coordi-

nate and communicate with other members of staff in the right way. Be careful though not to give in to your shopping addiction in your euphoria. Save the profits from this cosmic influx for a major project: a trip to the GrandeMotte at least. As we all know, communication is the bedrock of a longlasting relationship so Mercury will also have a beneficial effect on you and your partner too.

5

Take a deep breath and relax. Mars has been too present and has pushed you to excess. Count to 10 before saying something you will soon regret - no, you can’t tell your boss he has bad breath or your partner that he’s going bald. You will have to display a little diplomacy if you want things to go smoothly at home or at work. On the other hand, you are in robust health so the seasonal flus and stomach bugs will pass you by. They

will be too scared of your temper and highly-strung nerves.

6

The “Kiss of Fate” didn’t pass you by. We listened to the latest Étienne Daho album and we really liked its cosmic waves. Enough of fatigue and greyness – now is the time for rebirth. Make sure you get enough Vitamin C because you will need to keep up. Motivating professional projects and maybe even moving in with your partner could be in store. However keep an eye on your throat – it would be a pity to lose your voice amid such an astral ascension.

7

The air is electric! There could be clouds on the horizon regarding family relations: Mars has just passed through and has stirred up old grudges and thrown

a few skeletons from the closet. Your partner is also paying the price for this constant tension. Singletons begrudge those who are in a couple and those in a couple begrudge the singletons. Take a step back. Don’t make a mountain out of every molehill of a row. And take a deep breath: a change of air is on the way! Holidays? A new job? Love – for the unattached?

8

A new Persian rug? A new flowery lampshade? New velvet cushions? You are nesting. You are focussing on yourself and feel a desire to turn your home into a cosy cocoon. You want time for yourself, time to find yourself. To better find yourself so as to better appreciate the otherness and the elsewhere: little by little you will throw off your tartan blanket and your snugly socks and you will go out. In the euphoria of your excursions, the single-

tons will meet a tall, dark handsome stranger. Others will be filled with a desire to travel and see new horizons. Those who are scared of flying will get over their fear!

9

Has your boss been taking the credit for your hard work in recent months? Too altruistic and kind, you haven’t said anything but the truth will out despite you! And this will open the door to new opportunities for you. But be prudent: the work world can be treacherous, especially for rounded and passionate people like you. However, one area in which you can throw caution to the wind is that of love. You are on the defensive and you are cutting short wonderful encounters. Listen to Jacques Brel who said: “I hate prudence, it never led to anything.” Make room for love!

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Instructions

To work out your number, you simply need to add up the day, month and year of your birth until you come to a number between 1 and 9. For example: Marilyn Monroe was born on the first of June, 1926. That gives us 1+6+1+9+2+6=25, and then 2+5=7

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GENEVA • ZURICH • PARIS • LONDON • NEW YORK • HONG KONG • DUBAI and many more towns… T F Est. 1968 • 12 Avenue Industrielle • P.O. Box 1473 • CH-1211 Geneva Switzerland Phone: +41 (0)22 301 52 72 • Fax: +41 (0)22 301 52 88 • Mail: info@tfest1968.ch


numerology

7 8 4 5 3 2 9 6 8 2 3 4 5 9 2 3 2 9 6 3 9 2 5

847104585637283746938376823

Numerology 1 9 2 8 6 4 6 5 3 6 2 9 1 0 2 3 8 A 5 4 3 6 3 9 2 8 3 7

Est. 1968 Genève Suisse

By Oda Mae Brown

1 9 2 8 6 4 6 5 3 6 2 9 1 0 2 3 8 A 5 4 3 6 3 9 2 8 3 7

1

Despite what your number may suggest, you are not really Number One. But this is only temporary. You just need to show a little patience and you will rise again like a Phoenix. Make sure you get enough vitamins and magnesium to be ready for the return of a cosmic influx. This will make you irresistible. Professional and amorous opportunities will rain down on you so get ready!

2

You will have so much creativity you won’t know what to do with it. You could use it to knit yourself a lovely, multi-coloured bed throw or turn it to professional advantage: good, realistic ideas perhaps? Your bosses are going to love you. This might be that “now or never” moment to launch your own business, the mo-

ment when your creativity will help you open that organic boutique or food truck folly you have been dreaming of.

3

Tired and fed up. Your complexion is pale and you fade away a little too quickly in the face of others who are making the most of your absence. We bet Jupiter and your self-confidence will soon be back! Uncurl yourself from that corner and stand up straight. Tell the world you are here! “Resist, prove that you exist,” is what we would tell you.

4

For once you are going to get good news at work: a promotion or an innovative new project perhaps. Your bosses trust you and they are right to do so! Mercury has played a role in this by boosting your ability to coordi-

nate and communicate with other members of staff in the right way. Be careful though not to give in to your shopping addiction in your euphoria. Save the profits from this cosmic influx for a major project: a trip to the GrandeMotte at least. As we all know, communication is the bedrock of a longlasting relationship so Mercury will also have a beneficial effect on you and your partner too.

5

Take a deep breath and relax. Mars has been too present and has pushed you to excess. Count to 10 before saying something you will soon regret - no, you can’t tell your boss he has bad breath or your partner that he’s going bald. You will have to display a little diplomacy if you want things to go smoothly at home or at work. On the other hand, you are in robust health so the seasonal flus and stomach bugs will pass you by. They

will be too scared of your temper and highly-strung nerves.

6

The “Kiss of Fate” didn’t pass you by. We listened to the latest Étienne Daho album and we really liked its cosmic waves. Enough of fatigue and greyness – now is the time for rebirth. Make sure you get enough Vitamin C because you will need to keep up. Motivating professional projects and maybe even moving in with your partner could be in store. However keep an eye on your throat – it would be a pity to lose your voice amid such an astral ascension.

7

The air is electric! There could be clouds on the horizon regarding family relations: Mars has just passed through and has stirred up old grudges and thrown

a few skeletons from the closet. Your partner is also paying the price for this constant tension. Singletons begrudge those who are in a couple and those in a couple begrudge the singletons. Take a step back. Don’t make a mountain out of every molehill of a row. And take a deep breath: a change of air is on the way! Holidays? A new job? Love – for the unattached?

8

A new Persian rug? A new flowery lampshade? New velvet cushions? You are nesting. You are focussing on yourself and feel a desire to turn your home into a cosy cocoon. You want time for yourself, time to find yourself. To better find yourself so as to better appreciate the otherness and the elsewhere: little by little you will throw off your tartan blanket and your snugly socks and you will go out. In the euphoria of your excursions, the single-

tons will meet a tall, dark handsome stranger. Others will be filled with a desire to travel and see new horizons. Those who are scared of flying will get over their fear!

9

Has your boss been taking the credit for your hard work in recent months? Too altruistic and kind, you haven’t said anything but the truth will out despite you! And this will open the door to new opportunities for you. But be prudent: the work world can be treacherous, especially for rounded and passionate people like you. However, one area in which you can throw caution to the wind is that of love. You are on the defensive and you are cutting short wonderful encounters. Listen to Jacques Brel who said: “I hate prudence, it never led to anything.” Make room for love!

7263928 4925 4992 469750875746320128755293650295174

Instructions

To work out your number, you simply need to add up the day, month and year of your birth until you come to a number between 1 and 9. For example: Marilyn Monroe was born on the first of June, 1926. That gives us 1+6+1+9+2+6=25, and then 2+5=7

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