POLO & Lifestyle The London Magazine

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April/May/June 2024
Naomi Campbell





Polo Lifestyle

Read our interviews with polo personalities, top polo players, news for upcoming polo tournaments and events.

Jewellery & Watches

The finer things in life, read our interviews with gemstone experts.

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Interior Design

Comfortable Chic Home Decorations, interviews with interior designers and architects.

Real Estate

The best properties on the market, available to buy and rent.

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Editor’s Letter

Welcome to the spring issue of 2024!

In this issue, we celebrate the polo sport, and show you the latest matches and upcoming tournaments around the world.

Our cover star is supermodel and entrepreneur Naomi Campbell, who recently launched her fashion clothing line in collaboration with Hugo Boss.

Turning our attention to the realm of interior design, we invite you to indulge in the artistry and innovation that adorn the most luxurious spaces.

We present a curated selection of prestigious properties that epitomize the epitome of luxury living. Whether it's a sprawling estate nestled amidst picturesque landscapes or a sleek urban penthouse boasting panoramic views, these exquisite residences redefine the notion of home as a sanctuary of indulgence and tranquility.

We uncover the world's most captivating travel destinations, where luxury meets adventure in a symphony of breathtaking landscapes and unparalleled experiences. From secluded island retreats to cosmopolitan metropolises, we invite you to embark on a voyage of discovery and indulge in the ultimate expression of leisure and refinement.


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“It’s all about embracing your strength, never going out of style, and making a
Naomi Campbell BOSS

NAOMI X BOSS Collection

Naomi Campbell describes the new BOSS capsule collection, powerful, timeless, and effortless.

“During all my years in fashion, the one thing that’s always been constant is travel,” she says. The new collection, then, speaks to “the spirit of today’s modern and dynamic woman—who is strong, independent, and always on the go.”

“It’s about creating fashion that complements a dynamic lifestyle,” Campbell says. “We wanted to offer practicality without compromising on style, ensuring that every piece in the collection serves a purpose beyond just aesthetics.”

Naomi Campbell commented, “BOSS’s timeless style and the brand’s commitment to pushing boundaries aligned beautifully with my own

After a lifetime in the fashion world, Campbell reveled in her new role of designer. “Moving beyond being a campaign face to cocreating a collection allowed me to explore a whole new facet of my

“It was very hands-on and collaborative. We started with brainstorming sessions where I shared my vision, ideas, and personal style inspirations. I was deeply involved in every step of the design process—from selecting fabrics and refining silhouettes to choosing the finer details.”

Naomi Campbell worked with Marco Falcioni, SVP of creative direction at HUGO BOSS, on the new collection. “We had a lot of fun collaborating, working outside our comfort zones, and leaning on one another for insight with specific design challenges,” he shares. “[Naomi] was very much involved and passionately invested in this project from the get-go. Of course, it was her idea to create a travel-themed collection, drawing on her own experiences, personal tastes, and preferences. She knows what she wants and shared meaningful creative input throughout the development process, mixing the BOSS fashion codes with her own iconic style.”


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The event, which took place on January 17-20 January 2024 at AlFursan Equestrian Village, has witnessed top international polo players competing in an adrenaline-packed game set against a stunning backdrop of the breathtaking AlUla canyons.

Against the breathtaking backdrop of the AlUla desert, sporting excellence was on full display once again as eight teams clashed in main and subsidiary elimination encounters.

This year’s fabulous third edition decided the line-ups for the finale – where Saudia face Richard Mille in a main final meeting for the Desert Polo trophy. Polo legend Adolfo Cambiaso starred for Saudia in an 8-4 win against Dadan while Richard Mille scored with two seconds remaining to overcome Bentley 5-4.

Attendees also enjoyed high-quality matches in the subsidiary semi-finals. Proceedings began with a gripping end-to-end contest as AlUla claimed a 7-6 win against SAB with the deciding goal coming in the last minute of the fourth chukka.

Awaiting AlUla in the Saturday subsidiary final is Tayma. Visitors were treated to another classic in the desert as Tayma edged out Khaybar 6-5.

Saudia to face Richard Mille for Desert Polo trophy in main final. Saudia won 9 to 5 against Richard Mille.

In partnership with the Saudi Polo Federation (SPF), Richard Mille AlUla Desert Polo has become a beacon of sporting magnificence since its inception in 2020, blending the heritage of polo with the allure of AlUla’s majestic landscape. With each galloping stride, the tournament continues redefining excellence in equestrian sports as a major event in the international equestrian calendar.

As one of the long-term supporters of this prestigious sport, Richard Mille is the official timekeeper of the exclusive fourday event.

We are proud to be part of this significant event and to support the continuous development of polo in Saudi Arabia. The AlUla region provides the perfect natural stage to witness some of the greatest polo stars on the planet in action.

Richard Mille Desert Polo is much more than an elite sporting event– it’s an opportunity to enjoy a unique spectacle while taking in culture and entertainment offerings that delight and inspire,” Rami AlMoallim, Vice President of Destination Management and Marketing at the Royal Commission for AlUla

Exciting New POLO Sport Partnership

We are very excited to announce our partnership between our POLO & Lifestyle The London Magazine and Moroccans Of The World Polo Team. Bringing together passion, skill, and cultural diversity.

The Moroccans of the World Polo Team, a distinguished group of players representing the rich heritage of Morocco. With a shared commitment to excellence, this collaboration promises to deliver unparalleled insights into the world of polo, offering readers an immersive experience, the fusion of luxury, sophistication, and international flair.

This collaboration is set to unfold across the pages of POLO & Lifestyle The London Magazine, with exclusive features, interviews, and behind-the-scenes glimpses into the world of the Moroccans of the World Polo Team. From in-depth profiles of the players to immersive coverage of their tournaments, readers can expect a front-row seat to the action, gaining insights into the dedication, strategy, and passion that propel this exceptional team forward.

The partnership extends beyond the pages of the magazine, with special events, co-branded merchandise, and unique experiences planned to bring the worlds of POLO & Lifestyle

The London Magazine and the Moroccans of the World Polo Team closer to their audience. As both entities share a commitment to fostering a sense of community and appreciation for the finer things in life, this collaboration is poised to resonate with polo enthusiasts, connoisseurs of luxury, and those who seek the thrill of international competition.

In the coming months, expect the pages of POLO & Lifestyle

The London Magazine to come alive with the vibrant spirit of the Moroccans of the World Polo Team, as this partnership unfolds, celebrating the synthesis of sport, culture, and elegance on a global stage. Together, they invite readers to embark on a journey where polo meets lifestyle.

U.S. Open Polo Championship®

The most prestigious polo tournament in the United States, the U.S. Open Polo Championship is the apex of the Gauntlet of Polo and attracts fans and polo enthusiasts from across the United States and around the world. Additionally, the Tommy Hitchcock Memorial Handicap will be introduced as the subsidiary to the U.S. Open.

NPC 16-Goal Championship

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27/03/2024 -

The Worlds’s Biggest Polo Festival in London

7th, 8th & 9th June 2024


The Polo Event has teams representing six different Cities from around the world competing over three days. You will get to see a minimum of three games of polo a day.

On Cudo Compuye International Friday this year, the England Polo Team will take on the Ireland Polo Team, to compete for the Olympic Trophy

If you haven’t been to the event before, you will enjoy the unique format of fast and furious polo. Chestertons Polo In The Park has tweaked the rules of polo to make the game faster and to bring the spectators closer to the action. In between exploring the shopping village or enjoying the delicious food offerings, you can watch the polo from a plethora of bars, gardens or grandstands whilst enjoying great music and endless entertainment with your friends.


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Lifestyle News London

Brunello Cucinelli

Brunello Cucinelli host intimate dinner at Chiltern Firehouse to celebrate British Film Industry

Brunello Cucinelli hosted an intimate dinner at Chiltern Firehouse last night to mark their appreciation for the British film industry.

Event hosts Carolina Cucinelli, Co-President and CoCreative Director and her husband Alessio Piastrelli, Men's Creative Director welcomed guests from the worlds of film and costume design who gathered for dinner and cocktails to celebrate the British film industry ahead of the 77th annual British Academy Film Awards this Sunday.

Notable guests included Tom Hiddleston, Kristin Scott Thomas, Jonathan Bailey, Meg Bellamy, India

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Hollywood’s biggest names have come together for the 96th annual Academy Awards. At a show like the Oscars, there is always bound to be a fair share of haute couture gowns, black-tie tuxedos, and jaw-dropping jewels. However, there’s always a handful of noteworthy moments to hit the red carpet at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood.

Gabrielle Union came in a stunning Carolina Herrera gown, and wore shoes from Stuart Weitzman, jewelry from Tiffany & Co. Eva Longoria wore a dress from haute couture house Tamara Ralph, Stuart Weitzman shoes, and Bucherer jewelry. WWD//GETTY IMAGES

London Lifestyle News

Jil Sander

Lucie and Luke Meier celebrate the opening of the Jil Sander London Flagship Store with a Cocktail Event

Jil Sander Creative Directors Lucie and Luke Meier welcomed guests to a cocktail party celebrating the opening of their London Flagship Store on Bond Street. Lucie and Luke were joined by special guests Benji B, Nikolai von Bismarck, Anna Shaffer, Nassia Matsa, India Rose James, Campbell Addy, Kesewa Aboah, Jefferson Hack and Anna Cleveland to name a few.

Designed to create an intimate journey into the Jil Sander world and infused with Lucie and Luke Meier's sensitivity and attention to detail, this is the brand's first store conceived in partnership with the globally-renown firm Casper Mueller Kneer.

The evening included a soundtrack by British DJ Benji B, menu curated by We Are Ona and florals by Berlin based florist Studio Lilo.

LOCATION: 134 Bond Street, W1 CREDIT: Jil Sander / GettyImages

BMW XM 50e high performance with maximum efficiency.

As the latest offshoot of the first ever electrified highperformance model from BMW M GmbH, the new BMW XM 50e (fuel consumption, combined: 166.2 – 217.3 mpg; electric power consumption, combined: 32.2 – 31.5 kWh/62 miles; CO2 emissions, combined: 37 – 30 g/km in the WLTP cycle) blends signature M dynamism, extrovert design and progressive interior luxury with maximum efficiency.

Its M HYBRID drive system is composed of a six-cylinder inline petrol engine and an electric motor integrated, together with its power electronics, into the eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission. This combination produces system output of 476 hp (developed by the combination of the combustion engine with up to 313 hp and the electric motor with up to 197 hp) and maximum system torque of 700 Nm / 516 lb-ft (developed by the combination of the combustion engine with up to 450 Nm / 332 lb-ft and the electric motor with up to 280 Nm / 206 lb-ft).

The latest version of the 3.0-litre combustion engine fitted in the BMW XM 50e owes its enhanced performance characteristics among other things to the Miller combustion cycle, dual injection, an exhaust manifold integrated into the cylinder head and VANOS variable camshaft timing, which now works electrically.

The electric motor has a pre-gearing stage patented by BMW, which allows the effective torque at the transmission input for the motor to be increased to 450 Nm (332 lb-ft). The top speed of the high-performance model – which is also equipped with the all-wheel-drive system M xDrive – is an electronically limited to 155 mph. Thanks to an electric range of 48 – 52 miles in the WLTP cycle, the BMW XM 50e can cover much of its everyday mileage – e.g. in urban centres – with zero local emissions. And it can also be driven on electric power alone at speeds of up to 87 mph.

The most efficient version of the new M HYBRID system comes together with the extraordinary presence of the unmistakable high-performance model in the Sports Activity Vehicle segment. The model-specific design features of the new variant include the black accent band along the sides of the car, plus a surround for the BMW kidney grille and trim detailing for the rear diffuser (both in Pearl-effect Chrome), exhaust tailpipe trim in Black high-gloss and silver-coloured bordering for the model badge.

Customers wishing to bring an extra personal touch to the interior of their new BMW XM 50e – which also offers a unique combination of modern sports car flair and extravagant luxury with its M-specific cockpit, M multifunction seats, sculptural headliner and M Lounge in the rear compartment – can specify features including exclusive Vintage leather for the upper section of the instrument panel and door trim panels.



Discover the Casadei® Spring-Summer collection

Cesare Casadei, the brand’s owner and creative director, remarks, “the mood has changed, the desire to dream gives way to optimistic pragmatism: and so we offer all types of low and flat heels, from mules to sandals, from court shoes to reinterpreted Furlane slippers, which we have enhanced in terms of materials and details and which we have called Capalbio, one of the season’s new additions”.


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The Men’s wardrobe

Casa Fagliano x Nacho Figueras Limited Edition Sneaker A celebration of Craftsmanship & Style

In a harmonious fusion of tradition and modernity, Casa Fagliano and Nacho Figueras are united in their shared passions: the exhilarating sport of polo, the cherished values of family, and the relentless pursuit of excellence. The sneakers are born after a year of meticulous design refinement. They proudly sport the Cria Yatay logo on the back, representing Nacho’s esteemed polo horse breeding operation. The sneaker also features “960” elegantly embossed on the tongue, nodding to a cherished vintage logo of Casa Fagliano, which marks the brand’s historic registration number in Argentina.

This collaboration entwines the legacy of Casa Fagliano with the


Designed to accompany today’s modern explorers as they pilot towards tomorrow’s destinations and discoveries,Akoni’s Skyracer clearly draws upon the timeless functional stylings of the spacecraft program, spotlighting theessential necessity of sleekly pairing the greatest possible strength with remarkable lightness.


This Blazer is from the runway collection showcased new takes on our heritage tailoring, such as this sophisticated blazer. For a premium look and feel, it's cut from pure virgin wool and finished with a full lining. The relaxed fit lends it a contemporary touch.

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The Men’s wardrobe

For Spring 2024, Manolo references a plethora of inspirations. From Tuscan weekend escapades to the modern architecture of downtown cityscapes, the spring collection is a testament to the wardrobe of a modern gentleman.

Blahnik often returns to Italy, where his creations are brought to life by expert craftspeople, for enduring inspiration. This season’s edit channels the art, craft and beauty that are innate to the Italian way of life. Often considered a Renaissance man himself, Blahnik looked to the city at its revivals center, Florence. Loafers, slides and sandals imagined for leisurely jaunts through its galleries or strolls along the city streets encapsulate the effortlessness of sprezzatura. For a Tuscan evening, a collection of elevated styles offers a new take on aperitivo dressing. Balancing tradition and modernity, Blahnik chose rich colours, extravagant textures and rakish flair to styles designed for elegant evening escapades.

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Hackett London x David Gandy Wellwear

A new collaboration where British craftsmanship meets well-being through fabric innovation

Hackett London continues its expansion into the off-duty moments of daily life in a new collaboration with fashion and lifestyle brand David Gandy Wellwear.

The established menswear favourite has partnered with the progressive brand to create a 12-piece collection of luxury lounge and sleepwear that merges Hackett London’s modern take on classic, traditional menswear with David Gandy Wellwear’s wellbeing focused fabric innovation.

The two British brands have combined their unique abilities to meet the needs of the discerning modern man in a collaboration that caters for men who want more from their clothes. It unites both brands' dedication to form and function with the highest quality fabrics and attention to detail; Wellwear’s minimalist, timeless aesthetic is reimagined with traditional Hackett accents, elevating both brands into a new space in the market. Alongside using the softest fabrics which studies have shown can enhance psychological well-being and reduce negative emotions, each piece is imbued with 'Wellwear Care’, an innovative treatment applied to the softest and most sustainable fabrics.

Luxurious loungewear is at the heart of the collection. Two navy Lounge Sets made from the softest blend of lyocell and BCI cotton offer the choice of a classic crew neck or hoodie with matching pants. These are complimented by a textured Waffle Lounge Set, in off-white or navy, with a Henley button down neck in 100% cotton.

David Gandy, Founder and Creative Director of David Gandy Wellwear concludes, “Throughout my career I have always approached everything I do with longevity and authenticity; two values that are synonymous with Hackett London. I have known Jeremy Hackett for many years, Hackett was one of the very first brands I worked with when I started modelling and I have long admired the brand for its rich heritage. I am delighted that as Wellwear’s first collaboration we are partnering with such an esteemed British menswear authority who appreciate the same values that we do. Both brands’ commitment to craftsmanship and quality is second to none, but we approach it from different perspectives which is what makes the collection so unique. Lounge and sleepwear are categories I have an indepth knowledge of and a history of commercial success in, so I am delighted to bring that expertise to the table along with Wellwear’s innovative approach to uniting the worlds of style and well-being.”

Reflecting on the collaboration, Marcella Wartenbergh, CEO of AWWG said: “We are glad to announce this new collaboration. The fashion and lifestyle brand, David Gandy Wellwear collection, blends seamlessly with Hackett's casual style, tailored for the global citizen with an active social life. Both of our brands share a forward- thinking approach, dedicated to delivering refined products to a discerning market. We very much look forward to embarking on this exciting new venture."

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Keeping time on the world of fine jewellery and luxury watches, from interviews to the most wanted exclusive timepieces and jewellery

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The latest addition to Hublot’s High Jewellery collection of watches is a Classic Fusion High Jewellery 42 mm in white gold set with baguette-cut diamonds. It fits effortlessly into the brand’s High Jewellery collection, alongside other iconic models such as the Big Bang, the Spirit of Big Bang and the Square Bang Unico, adorned with white gold, diamonds and even rainbow-coloured gemstones. The Classic Fusion High Jewellery 42mm combines iconic design with the most remarkable gem-setting techniques. This Classic Fusion, embellished with baguette-cut diamonds and enhanced with sleek lines of white gold, has become a true Hublot icon. An exceptional accolade for a timeless watch.

Of course, watchmaking of this quality must be perfect in every detail: even the black rubber-lined alligator strap features a deployant buckle adorned with 36 baguette-cut diamonds.

All in all, it takes over 200 hours to set all the 431 diamonds that grace this exceptional piece of high jewellery, the perfect fusion of watchmaking excellence and jewellery artisanship.



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Petit Garden Necklace in 18k White Gold with Diamonds, Medium Flower. A glossy coat sculpted in white gold and diamonds, a piercing gaze of tsavorites. There’s no doubt about it, it’s Boucheron’s cat, Wladimit. Wladimir the cat stud earrings

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Exquisitely feminine, Lucea not only tames the light, but also captures and holds the gaze. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the watch’s jewelry-inspired lines have been elegantly refined, gently and ever so closely embracing the wrist. Beyond its diamond-set dial, Bulgari unveils new facets of Lucea’s personality through the artistry of mother-of-pearl Intarsio and malachite inlay.

Lucea illuminates up time itself, like a sun. Its precious magnificence, the shimmer of its diamonds, and its exquisite architecture compete in a dazzling display of brilliance and sparkle. A harmonious blend of Italian design and Swiss precision, Lucea pays homage to the grandeur of the Eternal City. “Our roots lie in Rome and in the artistry of jewelry-making,” reminds JeanChristophe Babin, Director of Bulgari, in ‘Bulgari Beyond Time.’ “Our high jewelry watch collections embody this dual legacy at their very core, showcasing its multiple facets – architectural, cultural, and emotional.”

Womanhood, reimagined

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Lucea, crafted in either the radiance of steel or the warmth of gold, exudes a gentle glow. Bulgari has meticulously refined its case and reimagined the bracelet’s design, embracing symmetrical curves for an enduring elegance. “Our rich heritage in jewelry craftsmanship and design has been our compass in re-envisioning the Lucea bracelet. It’s infused with a lightness reminiscent of Bulgari’s classic jewels, a sensuality akin to that exuded by our iconic Serpenti collection, and a flexibility evoking the fluid links of Octo Finissimo,” states Fabrizio Buonamassa Stigliani, Product Creation Executive Director. The bracelet’s V-links have been softened and rounded, enhancing their geometry while retaining their distinctive character. Alternating with polished central elements in either rose gold or steel, the bracelet gracefully wraps around the wrist, culminating in a sleek folding clasp.


'La Duna' BijouQ's Artistic Homage to Desert Opulence

BijouQ, synonymous with luxury and sophistication in the world of fine jewellery, proudly presents its latest masterpiece – the captivating 'La Duna' collection. This extraordinary ensemble transcends mere adornment; it is an exquisite tribute to the timeless allure of desert landscapes, a celebration of elegance, and an emblem of

In the 'La Duna' collection, each piece is a testament to the artistry and craftsmanship that define BijouQ. Inspired by the mesmerizing dance of desert sands, these creations reflect the rhythmic patterns and subtle nuances of the arid landscape, capturing the essence of nature's sublime beauty. To wear 'La Duna' is to embody grace and sophistication, to be enveloped in the luxury of understated elegance.

This collection beckons you to embark on a journey of unparalleled glamour, to embrace the spirit of the desert and revel in its timeless allure. With 'La Duna' by BijouQ, you are not just wearing jewellery; you are making a statement of refined taste and unparalleled style.

Elevate your jewellery collection to new heights with the 'La Duna' collection from BijouQ. Discover the epitome of sophistication and luxury, inspired by the golden sands of the desert.



The new subtle silver sunrayed dial features all the signature codes of the Reverso Tribute Collection: gadroons, cheminde-fer, applied indexes and dauphine hands to achieve the utmost refinement.

Its reversible pink gold case alone contains more than 50 components, a testament to its complexity and the hours put into its design. The silver color of its sunray dial highlights the applied hour markers, the Dauphine hands and the small seconds hand. Beneath this apparently simple dial, a tribute to the first Reverso models of the 1930s, lies a reverse that can be personalised with a date, motif, initials, etc. A pair of interchangeable straps - one bi-material (leather and canvas) in the Casa Fagliano design, the other in alligator leatherinvites the owner of the watch to change styles freely and easily.

Crafted in 18-karat gold (yellow, rose, and white) in a triple-curved solid gold band. The stone's sharp edges infuse a mesmerizing and commanding presence, elegantly accentuated by the bezel setting.

One of the most enchanting aspects of the oval spiral ring is its harmonious balance of curves and lines. The oval shape, known for its timeless and flattering appearance, adds a touch of classical beauty to the ring.

Vortex Oval Spiral Ring Vortex Triple Stone Ring

Royal Asscher Diamond Company celebrate their 170 year anniversary this year with a historic collaboration. In partnership with WOLF, the British watch and jewellery storage heritage brand, who celebrates its 190th anniversary in 2024. Both family-owned brands proudly share over 360 years of luxury expertise with the WOLF X Royal Asscher Collection.

The WOLF X Royal Asscher Collection features a Jewellery Box with a Removable Travel Case, Round and Square Travel Zip Jewellery Cases with mirrors and storage for rings, pendants, earrings and bangles, a Jewellery Travel Portfolio and a Double Watch and Jewellery Roll.

‘I am extremely honoured to collaborate with Royal Asscher Diamonds as we both celebrate significant anniversaries this year. WOLF has always stood for craftsmanship, quality and beautiful design, qualities which also ring true for Royal Asscher. Bringing two wonderful heritage brands together is a match made in heaven.’

Rotary Watches

RW 1895 Chronograph

Limited to 500 pieces (each model)

Rotary Watches, a brand with a rich heritage dating back to 1895, is proud to introduce the Limited Edition RW-1895 Chronograph, a remarkable timepiece that reimagines Aquaplunge, a beloved 1960s classic, with the incorporation of an innovative meca-quartz movement.

Rotary’s decision to reinvent the Aquaplunge reflects the current trend for celebrating vintage watches. What sets the RW-1895 Chronograph apart is its innovative meca-quartz movement. This movement combines the precision of quartz with a mechanical module for the chronograph, delivering a blend of accuracy and dependability within a sleek and slim profile. What better way to feature this innovative movement than in this much loved classic.


Comfortable, Chic Home Decorations and Interiors Inspiration


Recent years have seen a surge in the growth of luxury branded residences that are redefining luxury living on a global scale. Interior design and architecture studio, Elicyon, is establishing itself as a leader in the design of these spaces which offer residents a unique lifestyle and array of amenities, providing all the luxury of the hotel with the comfort of home ownership.

Having completed projects in Dubai’s One at Palm Jumeirah Residences, Dorchester Collection, London’s One Hyde Park: The Residences at Mandarin Oriental and most recently The OWO Residences by Raffles, Elicyon has emerged as an industry expert in branded living.

It is no secret that branded residences are on the rise - according to data provided by Savills and Knight Frank, there are over 600 projects in planning for 2030, almost doubling the current global figure of 690, signifying a huge demand in luxury living as the world’s elite seek more from their homes.

Charu Gandhi, Founder and Director of Elicyon, shares insights on this evolution in residential living, stating, "Branded residences are one of our specialisms and an area we’ve come to understand very well since our first branded project in the Mandarin Oriental’s One Hyde Park development. There is an element of wanting an elevated way of living, especially for ultra-high-net-worth clients who seek to buy into a lifestyle rather than just property."

Charu emphasises the appeal of branded residences, noting that they bring a level of quality that clients trust and are familiar with, leading to a growing demand for these unique living spaces. "It's like a stamp of approval, when you purchase a Mandarin Oriental residence, you receive the Mandarin Oriental quality of service." Many of Gandhi’s clients own multiple homes that they live between, which makes the concept of a branded residence all the more appealing.

Owners of branded residences are also spoilt for choice when it comes to added amenities, with health, beauty, and wellbeing centres, private concierges and world-class restaurants all in the same building. This convenience of a hotel coupled with the priceless comfort of home is a big draw for buyers, notes Gandhi. “At Elicyon, we aim to create an oasis that speaks to the personality of the occupant, injecting a sense of warmth and intimacy into the space – when the front door shuts, we want it to feel like home.”

With a considered approach, Elicyon aims to deliver curated spaces that transcend trends, taking care to create a thoughtful confluence of design eras, materials and styles – often incorporating antique or bespoke pieces. In branded residences especially, this translates to offering residents a grounded sense of comfort and home.

Elicyon's commitment to excellence in bespoke luxury interior design aligns seamlessly with the expectations of clients who invest in branded residences.

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“Inspired by the polo matches and horses. Our goal was to capture the spirit of the polo ponies.

The Moguls were then responsible for taking the game from Persia tot he East, where it became known as “the sport of kings“.

Polo is taken from the word ’pholo’ meaning ’ball’ or ’ballgame’ in the Balti language of Tibet.

By the 16th century polo was well established in India in Mainpur, the English Army Officers discovered the game. They went on to found the world’s first polo club.

Today, more than 77 countries across the world play polo. It was an Olympic sport from 1900-1939.

Polo continues to represent the pinnacle of sport. This is a feeling epitomised by the famous verse inscribed on a stone tablet next to a polo ground in Gilgit, Pakistan:

Let others play at other things. ’’The king of sports is still the sport of kings.’’

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Discover a world of exclusive interiors and remarkable handmade furniture pieces.

Sofas are a big part of our daily lives, they bring us comfort joy or just a refined touch to our days, either you are looking for color, texture, shape or overall style Covet House brings you an entire pallet of different styles, each of them iconic in its own way.

Karlotta Sofa by Essential Home (Kasual collection)

With the Kasula collection Essential Home presents us with a totally distinctive look, different, modern and colerful are the vibe that this Sofa transmits to us, this fun and ate the same time luxuorious sofa certainly lights up every divison that is placed on, so if you aiming for bold, fun and get envolved with a different prespective of luxury the Karlotta Sofa is here.

Karim has always been interested in softening the physical landscape and showing the world how a contemporary world can be warm, human, and pleasurable. He highly believes this philosophy translates well in the Karlotta sofa. The golden base adds some luxury, while the pebble forms provide some humor to the design.



The French Riviera is the sun-soaked coastline south of France, surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea. Known for its beach resorts, panoramic views, intensely blue waters - one of the earth’s most beautiful paradises.

The Riviera gold Wall Lamp takes you in a daydream journey of contemplating an amazing painting on a wall of a French Riviera resort: just the right amount of light to make the ambiance feel exceptional and embracing.

Composed of a rectangular-shaped gold-plated brass plate - hammered by hand with modern handcraft technics –placed in the center of a semi-circle that allows warm light to spread through the slight space in between this wall light design.

This luxury shade lamp is the right choice for a contemporary, mid-century modern, or modern interior style and it can fit any area of the house, being best used as the frame of an artwork piece.

Kohler Launches First WasteLAB

Bathroom Sink Made from Factory Waste

Kohler’s industry-leading manufacturing waste reuse business, KOHLER WasteLAB, announces its first bathroom sink, constructed of more than 70 percent recycled materials. These materials have been repurposed and reused to create a one- of-a-kind Vox sink, diverting manufacturing waste from landfills.

The Kohler WasteLAB Vox handcrafted bathroom sink features a soft minimalist form, offered in a vessel style, with a stone-like aesthetic that is unique to each sink. The sink production uses an innovative recycling process with both ceramic and cast iron waste, making each piece a truly unique creation.

“The new WasteLAB Vox sink is not only a new category for our WasteLAB business, but also a completely new material set. This will allow us to look at a wider range of products that can reuse waste and help reach our goal of zero waste to landfill, as well as providing consumers with another path for sustainable living,” Monty Stauffer, Kohler WasteLAB Lead Industrial Designer, Product and Process. “The sink has the look and feel of natural granite or polished stone, tying together a sense of high design with materials that previously were considered scrap. What we do at KOHLER WasteLAB is a game changer on how people will look at waste moving forward.”

KOHLER Introduces Rista 3D-Printed Bathroom Sink

The 3D ceramic printing emulates nature’s layering effects, creating an expressive vessel design that offers water the most beautiful surface to be channeled through. The Rista uses the natural clay body with a clear glaze that results in a smooth finish. The Rista sink is hand finished by skilled artisans in Kohler, Wisconsin making each sink unique. The 3D-printing process involves 6.5 hours of print time to build the sink’s unique design.

Celebrated historic Italian textiles house ‘Rubelli’ announces the launch of Spice Dreama celebration of traditional Indian textiles.

While previous Rubelli collections have drawn inspiration from India, Spice Dream stands apart as a dedicated homage to Indian textiles and fabric. Comprising of fourteen distinctive creations, the collection encompasses silk lampas, jacquard, sheers, embroidery, and velvets, capturing the magical essence of India; a county renowned for its creativity and vibrancy.

The common thread weaving through these techniques is the brilliant use of colour. In India, colours hold symbolic meanings that resonate throughout daily life, influencing everything from clothing and accessories to architecture. Pezzato, along with Rubelli Textile Designer, Anna Candelu, found inspiration the striking hues of spices and their intense aromas that are omnipresent across the country, aptly naming the collection, ‘Spice Dream’.

Photography: Alecio Ferrari


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Fairmont Marrakech Leading The Way In Relaxation

There's one word that succinctly sums up the 5-star Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech, and that's tranquility. From the moment you step out of the car at bell services, it's an assault on the senses that will sink your shoulders and slow your breathing.

As you walk along the wooden walkway over water towards the main door - with birds tweeting all around you - you feel like you are floating and entering another world.

When you enter the lobby, you are immediately aware of the luxurious scent that fills the air - Fairmont's signature rose, oud and frankincense, that's actually perfect for Morocco. It will follow you on your stay as you move through the hotel, right to the toiletries in your room. It's key to helping you feel like you have entered another world.

The Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech is indeed another world, where relaxation and calm is paramount. Time stops here and you forget about the stresses and strains of the world outside. Opulent decor and grand architecture are everywhere, but it's the abundance of water throughout the resort, both inside and outside, that has the most effect on the senses and soul.

This resort really brings the calming effects of water and nature inside. The entrance is over a moat of water, surrounded by beautiful cactuses and the relaxing sound of birds singing. That is also how you enter the buildings that house your room or suite, as well as the spa and fitness centre.

The water continues inside the main part of the resort too, as it surrounds their La Caravane restaurant, allowing you to feel like you are floating. Part exposed to the outside, La Caravane has tiny, delicate little birds fluttering around as you eat your breakfast too. Pools of water are everywhere at the Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech, as well as the sound of bird song and the lush greenness of Moroccan cactuses. The combination is mesmerising and tranquillising.

The Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech has everything you could need to switch off for a long weekend. There really is no need for you to leave the resort as it brings Marrakech to you, in a luxurious and exclusive way. From the tall ceilings and gardens of a riad, to traditional Moroccan architecture and interior design in its grandest form. Local Moroccan flavours run through menus and cocktail lists, and native staff move and serve with gentle purpose, instilling peace with every interaction. Even the resort's stylish boutique sells everything you would find at the souk or bazaar.

Relaxation and having all your needs met, really is paramount here. The vast outside swimming pool feels like an extension of the building and is intertwined with the gardens. The impressive spa, offering the traditional Moroccan hammam experience, continues with the vibe of bringing the outside in. Enjoy massages with Moroccan Argan oil, body wraps with Ghassoul clay and facials with rose-scented luxury French skincare brand Codage.


The resort has four restaurants, each with a different cuisine that still all have touches of Morocco within their food. La Caravane is just off the main lobby. It is where breakfast is served and high-end Italian food is offered for dinner. L'Olivier is outside dining that merges with the pool and offers fresh, Mediterranean cuisine at lunch time. Al Ain has both oriental and Lebanese cuisine for dinner, and Le Sabre (over by the golf course and overlooked by the breathtaking Atlas Mountains) fulfills all your lunch needs with a varied menu of light dishes and everyday classics. There is something for everyone here.

The Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech resort is huge, with one of the best golf courses in Morocco. Bell services will drive you anywhere you need to go in a buggy. So, if you want to do absolutely nothing but laze in the sun and eat, you don't have to. There are 134 rooms, suites and villas, so there's something for every couple or group who visit. Being just 20 minutes from Marrakech Menara Airport means you're just a short journey away from paradise when you land.

The world is busy and fast-paced, but the Fairmont Marrakech lets you escape it for some respite from your troubles. Pamper yourself here, nourish your body and soothe your soul. Let them take care of you, as they do it exceptionally well. It's heaven.

Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech, Km 12 Route D'Amizmiz, Marrakech 40000, Morocco +212 5 24 48 78 00

To book the Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech, visit https://www.fairmont.com/marrakech/

Reimagine Cambodia with Six Senses Krabey Island

-A Chic Eco Retreat on a Private Island-

From magnificent ancient temples shrouded in luminous jungle to blissful beaches that line the coast, Cambodia is an incredibly spiritual place with rich history and a huge heart. The enticement of Angkor Wat, the sheer scale of the temples and their intricate carvings is the country’s main draw but there is so much more to the Kingdom of Wonder to reward those who stay a bit longer.

The country’s vivid display of splendid beaches, verdant rice fields and lush mountains creates an ideal setting to slow down. Its selection of increasingly lavish hotels, ranging from eco-luxe jungle hideouts and upscale tented camps to tranquil spa retreats and colonial landmarks, has grown exponentially in recent years. However, as impressive as this line-up is, Six Senses Krabey Island quickly set itself apart from the crowd after its debut in 2019.

In a world that often moves too quickly, finding a space that allows you to skip the routine and consciously connect with mother nature can be a rare treat. A part of the Koh Rong archipelago, Krabey Island has miraculously flown under mass tourism's radar, so its fairytale setting - animated with the sound of the waves, singing birds and playful monkeysremains largely untouched. The adventure begins at the mainland jetty, located in close proximity of Sihanouk International Airport, where a smiling team of hospitality professionals welcomes guests for boarding an exciting 15minute water transfer heading to the resort.

Playing a gentle host to this idyllic locale, Six Senses Krabey Island ticks all the boxes for travellers craving effortless luxury with a dash of fun. Before embarking on the project, a team of talented designers from Studio DIN conducted in-depth research on Cambodian culture, studying every aspect of the Khmer way of life. Taking visual cues from the vernacular architecture, the resort narrates a story of local people with the brand’s signature paired-back simplicity and attention to details.

The design of the Khmer House, the main building that hosts a lobby lounge, sunset bar, restaurant and ice-cream parlour, draws inspiration from various parts of a traditional fisherman house, while the spa complex celebrates Kbal Spean River, a sacred waterway that provided the lifeblood for the ancient city of Angkor.

Staying true to its founding ethos of luxury and sustainability, the resort is home to a dazzling array of 40 eco-friendly private pool villas furnished with bespoke amenities and decorated with original artwork. The design pays tribute to Romdoul flower blossom, native to Krabey island, and the quiet ambience of traditional wooden houses typical for mainland Khmer. Wall panels, picturing water buffalos with horns growing into flourishing trees, not only reflect the thriving nature of the island but also refer to its name, which translates as “water buffalo” in local language.

If being lulled to sleep by the sound of waves tickles your fancy, upgrade your stay to a splurge-worthy Oceanfront Pool Villa Suite or choose an Ocean Pool Villa Suite that is located slightly higher up and looks over the coast.

For a grander, more private stay, The Beach Retreat with its two freestanding villas, a stunning alfresco bathtub and private beach cove is just the ticket for families and groups of friends. Better yet, children under 11 are welcome to stay for free, and those under five can also dine without charge. No matter what you choose, each accommodation offers a generous living space, elegantly curated interiors, modern amenities and personalized butler service. The privacy and seclusion afforded at every villa is a testament to the property’s thoughtful design, so even when the resort is at full occupancy you still feel like you are the only one there.

Taste and toast your way around the island with a curated collection of dining experiences seamlessly orchestrated by Executive Chef Liliana Ojeda. Nestled beneath a lush canopy, The Tree is the resort’s signature restaurant reserved exclusively for the evening hours. A perfectly articulated menu, celebrating the bounty of the sea and the freshness of locally sourced organic ingredients, promises to deliver elaborate dishes with a distinct Khmer and South-East Asian palette. Reminiscent of an enchanting treehouse, the rustic chic interior sets the stage for an intimate dining experience, ideal for marking special occasions or kindling the romance on this exotic Cambodian island.

Open throughout the day, AHA is a casual-meets-elegant restaurant which represents the best in Asian hospitality - warmth, character and passion for good food. The contemporary design draws inspiration from the dining area of a classic style fisherman house: ceilings, inlaid with handwoven mats, comfy wicker chairs and basket lampshades recreate the quiet ambience of traditional Khmer abodes while pops of blues and greens in fabric evoke the colour of the sea.

Aptly named, the lofty Sunset Bar commands sweeping views over the Gulf of Siam. Influenced by a terrace of a fisherman house, where the family would come together to relax, socialize and make their fishing equipment, the split-level venue is an invitation to unwind into tropical bliss with a cocktail in hand. It’s hard not to notice a large school of fish gracing the ceiling of the bar - a clever interpretation of an ancient Khmer cave painting depicting people, houses and fish swimming at the top. Floor lanterns, shaped as fish traps, and outdoor hammocks add to the serenity of balmy Cambodian evenings.

Located adjacent to the main pool, The Double-Dip Hangout replicates the space underneath a fisherman house where the supporting stilts elevate the structure to above water level. Hence the main feature of this area is to have stilts as a key design element. Reflecting the colours of the local coral species, pink and orange upholstery exudes a soft ambience, which is perfect for relaxing between adventures. In addition to serving refreshing drinks and light snacks, the lounge also doubles up as an ice-cream parlour with its complimentary daily offering of over 15 flavours created to challenge and expand your taste palette.

In terms of wellness facilities, expect everything and more. Perched atop the island, Six Senses Spa is a getaway within a getaway. Borrowing the fluidity and light, typical of natural rivers, treatment rooms with their dreamy ripple-effect ceilings are designed to create the illusion of being underwater. Discover a wealth of holistic rejuvenation and beauty treatments, ranging from time-tested Khmer healing practices to modern high-tech methods, and round up your spa experience at the meditation cave with a session of soothing singing bowl therapy. For those who are wishing to delve deeper, the Six Senses signature non- invasive health screening can help to create a tailored program to boost metabolism, energy levels and brain power.

Emblematic of the Six Senses concept, The Alchemy Bar is an exciting extension to the wellness experience. Join one of the interactive workshops to learn about healing properties of local herbs and spices and create your own spa products.

Everything at Six Senses Krabey feels like an adventure, making it a fitting destination for families with kids. The resort celebrates young clientele with The Nest kids’ club, welcoming children between 4 and 12 years of age, and incorporates the Grow With Six Senses approach for reconnecting little guests with nature through play. And who says kids can’t enjoy the lap of luxury too? Dedicated spa treatments, restorative meditation sessions and fun yoga present a perfect opportunity to dip their toes into the world of wellness as a solo experience or a shared moment with parents.

With sustainability being at the heart of the resort’s DNA, its eco credentials are way more impressive than the usual “no plastic” policy. From the architecture to the daily operations, Six Senses Krabey Island creates a holiday where you can relax in the knowledge that the whole team is doing its best to protect the precious ecosystem of the island. All materials used in the construction, be it wood, fabric or rubber, are environmentally friendly and fully traceable. The rooftops are camouflaged with landscaping to naturally cool the interiors while floor-to-ceiling windows help to maximize the use of natural daylight. Guests are welcome to visit the bottling plant with reusable glass bottles, and the resort’s 3,700 square meter organic farm, located on the mainland, as well as take part in a coral replanting program and butterfly conservation activities.

Beyond the upscale experience, Six Senses Krabey Island has gone to great lengths to create systemic change by supporting nearby communities through fair trade and educational programs. With 90% of staff hailing from the local workforce, the resort provides meaningful employment and promotes local culture in an empowering, pleasant and authentic way.

Due to its privileged location, Six Senses Krabey Island is a treasure trove of exploration. Take a class in Khmer cuisine, stargaze at the observatory, catch an outdoor screening of a classic film or make the most of the water sports with complimentary paddleboards, kayaks and snorkeling equipment. If you are ready to venture further, sign up for an island-hopping trip to nearby Koh Rong and Koh Rong Samloem, which are perfect for swimming and relaxation, or discover Ream National Park brimming with wildlife. The charming towns of Kampot and Kep- sur-Mer, lauded for their French influence, pepper plantations and salt flats are a couple of hours’ drive east along the coast.

With unparalleled facilities, sublime service and a host of tailored activities, the resort’s team pulls off a neat trick of catering equally well to families, honeymooners and solo travellers. Enjoy Six Senses’ version of the world, filled with love for nature, respect for local traditions and a passion for authentic luxury. And if you are not ready to say good-bye come the end of your stay, fear notthere are a further 24 Six Senses outposts sprinkled over more than 20 countries, and many more to come in a near future, all waiting to be explored!

Written by our contributor Elena Taintey, a luxury traveler based in Asia. For more stories visit her IG @tainteytales

Northumberland, UK

Matfen Hall Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa

If you are in need of an escape from the real world, Matfen Hall is that retreat you’re looking for. When you enter their grand entrance hall, with its majestic height, and you gaze upwards towards the celestial ceiling, your shoulders will sink, your breathing will slow and you’ll realise how small and insignificant you are in the grand scheme of the universe. Matfen Hall is the place to go to to disappear from the world for a weekend, to narrow your focus to just you and the loved ones you’re with. Under those stars, you’re just a dot on the landscape, and it feels glorious.

It’s everything, all at once

Within the world of Matfen Hall, however, you are anything but insignificant. There’s an amazing team who will create the perfect schedule for your time there. The hotel and estate tries to be everything you could possibly want, and it succeeds. In fact, it excels at it. Whether you want to spend a weekend lazing around with your soulmate, eating good food and drinking fine wines. Or you want to do some fun group activities with the girls, like cocktail making or afternoon tea, they’ve got you covered. It is anything you want it to be, but with that unmistakable thread of 5star service and luxury woven through everything, Trying to narrow down Matfen Hall to what it does best is an impossible task. Its star quality is its incredible ability to mould itself to be whatever you need it to be, and that’s a talent you don’t come across often.

Matfen Hall dates back to 1832 when it was commissioned as a home for the Blackett family. This palatial manor house sits within 300 acres of grounds, full of beautiful gardens, walking trails and even a golf course. Now a hotel, spa and golf retreat, Matfen Hall highlights all of its 19th century grandeur and antiques, to create an interior design marvel that’s rich and sumptuous to look at. Elaborate fabrics from the likes of William Morris run throughout, along with deep velvets and historic wood panelling and stonework. It is truly a feast for the eyes and it looks incredible. Well exceeding the expectations of any discerning 5-star traveller.

There’s no doubt that Matfen Hall is designed for food, wine and spirit devotees. It’s a place for excess and indulgence, to get lost in their offerings without the need for restraint. It’s a place to treat yourself and the ones you love to a weekend to remember. Their chefs are outstanding and their cellars are packed to the rafters with rare wines, champagnes and whiskies. You will feel like a kid in a candy store for adults.

There are two restaurants on site – Cloisters and Emerald Restaurant – and both are very different. Cloisters is a la carte and has exquisite seafood, fish and steak options (as well as equally as indulgent vegetarian/vegan options). It’s very elevated comfort food. Sides of truffle mac & cheese, honey roasted parsnips and bacon fried green beans are too tempting to ignore. Order a steak and it might just be the best you’ve ever eaten. The desserts are to die for and you couldn’t possibly dine without starting with some oysters. Don’t hold back - just roll with the pure yumminess of it all.

Emerald is an 8-course tasting menu with wine pairings. Much more restrained in terms of volume; but such an exciting journey for your palette as you try things you’ve never tried before. Full of local produce and inventive combinations of flavours and textures, it really will blow you away. Even the bread in Matfen Hall is all made in-house. Emerald is perfect for a celebration meal for fine food and wine connoisseurs, before you sink into their plush 1832 bar for petit fours and a bespoke-crafted cocktail or two.

Laurent Perrier is the house champagne and their Champagne Flight Afternoon Tea in The Orangery is a must-do. So much more than just scones and sandwiches, Matfen Hall really go the extra mile with creating the menu for this too. Open sandwiches, black pudding sausage rolls and savoury tartlets make things more interesting. The Champagne Flight Afternoon Tea lets you try a smaller glass of all three house Laurent Perrier champagnes – La Cuv Brut, Harmony and Ros – and is £60 per person. The light-filled The Orangery looks out onto the beautiful grounds and is the perfect place for a girl’s afternoon. You might even catch sight of the Falconry experience that the hotel offers.

Before you retire and rejuvenate

With all the eating, drinking and outdoor pursuits on offer, you need somewhere to retire to that’s luxurious, sumptuous and comfortable. The rooms and suites at Matfen Hall are exactly that. Your own luxury haven with soft Matfen Hall crest embroidered towels, the most enveloping of beds, and heaven scented Penhaligons toiletries.

Christie’s International Real Estate Returns to Barbados Through

Partnership with Top Boutique Brokerage

Barbados Luxury Listings, founded by 25-year island real estate veteran Dominique Silvera-Chittell, will rebrand as Christie’s International Real Estate Barbados

Christie’s International Real Estate, the world’s preeminent luxury real estate brand, is making its return to the Caribbean Island of Barbados through a partnership with boutique real estate firm Barbados Luxury Listings. The brokerage, founded by veteran Barbados broker Dominique Silvera-Chittell in 2020, will rebrand as Christie’s International Real Estate Barbados and will serve as the island’s exclusive Christie’s International Real Estate affiliate. The move brings the Christie’s International Real Estate brand back to the island following a five-year hiatus.

In her 25 years selling island real estate, Silvera-Chittell has become the go-to agent for luxury on Barbados, achieving career sales of more than USD $350 million. She will lead the rebranded brokerage alongside Candice Jenkins and Alyssa Klein, who together bring more than 30 years of marketing and management experience in the international travel, hospitality, and real estate industries. The brokerage is a reunion for Silvera-Chittell and Klein, who worked together at Barbados’ former Christie’s International Real Estate affiliate – Silvera-Chittell in sales, and Klein in marketing. This venture for the three partners has happened organically, with all of them hailing from different parts of the world and joining forces in Barbados.

“Having been a part of the Christie’s International Real Estate network in the past, we feel extremely privileged to bring this exceptional real estate brand back to Barbados,” said SilveraChittell. “In recent years, a wealth of new luxury homes and branded developments have created a palpable buzz on the island, making it the ideal time to re-introduce island buyers and sellers to all that the Christie’s International Real Estate brand has to offer.”

Silvera-Chittell's brokerage, with the support of Jenkins, has made a name for itself as one of the few woman-owned luxury real estate firms on the island. Over the past three years, the boutique brokerage saw sales growth of nearly 250%, with an average transaction of $2 million in 2023. Located in St. Thomas Parish, the office will continue to primarily serve Barbados’ west coast, often referred to as the “Platinum Coast” for its beautiful beaches and upscale homes and resorts.

“With their incredible track record of success and a familiarity with Christie’s International Real Estate, Dominique, Candice and Alyssa are the perfect team to bring our bespoke service, worldclass marketing, and global network back to buyers and sellers in Barbados,” said Natalie Hamrick, president of affiliate services, Christie’s International Real Estate.

Natural beauty, a welcoming culture, and taxation treaties with several countries have long made Barbados a highly desirable market for high-end real estate. Prices for luxury single-family homes generally range from $2 million to over $30 million for beachfront villas. Barbados has also emerged as one of the Caribbean’s top destinations for golf. Apes Hill Barbados, a 475acre golf resort on the island’s west coast, was named the world’s top golf real estate venue and the Caribbean’s top golf course at the 2023 World Golf Awards.

Christie’s International Real Estate Barbados is the latest affiliate to join Christie’s International Real Estate Caribbean Affiliates, a “network within a network” created to better serve luxury clients, agents and brokers in the Caribbean through inter-island cooperation, marketing and support.

Danielle Austin, president of Christie’s International Real Estate Caribbean Affiliates, has known Klein and Silvera-Chittell for more than a decade, having worked with them during their prior run with Christie’s International Real Estate.

“Dominique and Candice’s track record of sales on the island coupled with Alyssa’s marketing and management acumen make them a powerhouse team and a tremendous addition to our Caribbean network,” said Austin. “I look forward to sharing in their success as Christie’s International Real Estate Barbados.”

Christie’s International Real Estate has added seven new Caribbean affiliates in just the past 12 months. In addition to Barbados, Christie’s International Real Estate now serves Aruba, The Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, Curaçao, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, St. Barthélemy, St. Martin, Turks and Caicos, and the British and U.S. Virgin Islands.



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Robinhood Is Offering a Credit Card for the First Time and It's Available in 10-Karat Gold

Robinhood announced the card and its waitlist on Tuesday, marking the first time that the online trading app has expanded to credit cards. The company began offering a debit card two years ago and acquired no-fee credit card startup X1 Inc for about $95 million last year.

The card offers 5% cash back on travel bookings through Robinhood's new portal.

Similar to the Apple Card, the Robinhood Gold card has a clean look with no numbers, so users won't have to worry about their information being stolen if they lose their cards. Other cards, such as one from Mastercard, also have this kind of design.

Robinhood allows for the same family opt-ins as the Apple Card but with up to six people able to access one shared account.

The Robinhood card has a similar sheen to the American Express Gold Rewards Card, without the $250 annual fee, and it offers the same 3% cashback percentage as the Apple Card, which also has zero fees.

Robinhood aims to "open up" a "high-net-worth experience" with the Gold membership, which is $5 per month, according to co-founder and CEO Vlad Tenev.

Instead of requiring a minimum income or balance, Robinhood is trying to make its offerings available to "as many people as possible," Tenev told CNBC.

For example, Tenev said that when Robinhood looked at the entire credit card landscape, they found that the highest cashback percentage with no limits was usually around 2%.

Most 2% cards come with some kind of a catch, according to NerdWallet. Credit cards from Bank of America and U.S. Bank do offer 3% cash back but in limited categories.

"3% is beyond what anyone else offers with no limit, no minimum balance, no net worth requirement to be part of the program," Tenev claimed.

How to Get a Real 10-Karat Gold Card

Robinhood is rewarding its Gold members who share news about the credit card by offering a solid gold version of the card.

If Gold members share the news with their network and can get 10 people to sign up for the card, they will receive a 10karat real gold card that weighs 36 grams.

The regular card comes in stainless steel.

Credit: Robinhood


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Santa Barbara, California

Bella Vista Polo Ranch

The Bella Vista Estate is a world renowned and truly exceptional private equestrian property spanning over 20 acres, in a breath-taking setting just steps away from the Pacific coastline and the stunning Santa Ynez Mountain Range.

Boasting approximately 27,000 square feet of luxurious living space, this estate combines the grandeur of Neoclassical architecture inspired by the elegance of Italian and French 18th century Villa designs. With 12 bedrooms, 25 bathrooms, and an array of interior volume including a grand 34-foot-high formal marble entry framing explosive views of the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains. This masterpiece includes largescale living and dining rooms, a gourmet kitchen, breakfast room, family room, office/library, and a 5,000-bottle wine cellar with an adjacent tasting room.

Entertainment options are abundant and include amenities such as a 20-seat movie theater, a gym, spa, beauty salon, sports bar, and disco/ballroom accommodating up to 200 guests as well as an Olympic length infinity swimming pool. A separate guest wing and two additional 2 + 1.5 guest houses ensuring ample accommodations for generational holidays.

The entire estate possesses a breathtaking setting that's just steps away from the sparkling Pacific coastline and the stunning Santa Ynez Mountain Range.

The property also features a regulation size polo field (approximately 10 acres) with an adjacent polo clubhouse and lounge, a pool house, helicopter hangar (w/ two studio lofts + 2 staff kitchens), and a 32-car auto gallery. Majestic grounds include exquisitely landscaped gardens with streams, ponds, and waterfall, a 330-yard driving range, a putting green and sand trap with swing analytics equipment. In addition, historic Monarch Butterfly habitats gently hug two of the estates patio areas. Unparalleled craftsmanship, the finest finishes, and an array of amenities converge to create one of the world's most remarkable private estates.

Entertainment options are abundant and include amenities such as;

• Official equestrian facility with an adjacent polo clubhouse and lounge

• 20-seat movie theatre

• Sports bar

• An Olympic length infinity swimming pool

• Gym, spa, beauty salon

• Disco/ballroom accommodating up to 200 guests

• Helicopter hangar and 32-car auto gallery

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Marylebone Square is Central London’s latest and only new build. A collection of 54 luxury apartments for sale, carefully chosen boutiques and restaurants, and a versatile community hall.

Marylebone’s rich history makes it among the most sought after real estate in Central London. Marylebone's history starts in 1086 where the area was acquired by five aristocratic families over the course of 700 years. Today, Marylebone is owned by two major estates – The Howard de Walden Estate and the Portman Estate, where Marylebone Square is situated between. This tract of the most treasured turf in the city remained unclaimed – until now. Marylebone Square offers the rare opportunity to own a piece of Central London’s rich history.

“In Marylebone Square there is a new chapter being added to the story of London”

Sant Elm, Mallorca

Beautiful properties for sale in Mallorca

The beautiful Mediterranean island of Mallorca is home to some of the most luxurious residences available on the market. The island offers homes with exclusive terraces, breathtaking views, and prime features designed by world renowned architects and interior designers. From quiet, countryside fincas with views of the stunning Tramuntana mountains to impressive oceanside villas with access to exclusive coves of turquoise waters—these properties will undoubtedly meet the highest expectations of even the most discerning homeowners.

This 294 m2 sea view plot in Sant Elm has a building licence for a family house with a total constructed area of 430 m2 and a garden of approx. 90 m2, all of which can still be adapted to taste. Currently 4 floors are planned, which will be connected by lift: Basement with double garage, storage room and laundry room, ground floor with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, with the master bedroom also featuring a walk-in wardrobe, 1st floor with open plan living room, kitchen and dining area, pantry, toilet, 1 further bedroom with en-suite bathroom, and 2nd floor with a second living room leading out to the roof top terrace with swimming pool, covered veranda and outdoor kitchen. Connection to public utilities is possible, the street is paved and illuminated.The fishing village in Sant Elm exudes a unique tranquillity due to the impressive landscape and special light: the Serra de Tramuntana with endless hiking routes such as the famous La Trapa, the islands of Dragonera, Pantaleu and Sa Mitjana, and turquoise-blue, crystal-clear waters everywhere you look. The two beaches and the numerous benches along the coast invite you to relax. Sant Elm is also ideal for water sports activities such as diving, kayaking and SUP. The village is equipped with several shops, restaurants and businesses. Larger shops can be found in Andratx and Puerto Andratx, which are 15 minutes away.

If you love Mallorca for its tranquillity, relaxed lifestyle, beautiful nature and fascinating history, then Sant Elm is the place to build your dream home. This plot with a building licence in Sant Elm offers you the ideal starting point to realise your wishes and ideas and create a home in which you feel completely at home. Whether you enjoy the pool with your family in the summer, go hiking in the mountains in the spring or contemplate the sea from the comfort of your warm living room in the winter: Sant Elm is a very special place that you will fall in love with.

Plot in Sant Elm Plot in Sant Elm
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Penthouse in Port Andratx

Step into the allure within the prestigious "Nido de Aguila" community, where this timeless estate stands. This exclusive penthouse in a private community boasts three large bedrooms, each accompanied by lavish en suite bathrooms, ensuring ultimate privacy and luxury. A separate guest W/C adds convenience for residents and visitors alike. The spacious living-dining area seamlessly connects to an open kitchen, creating a welcoming atmosphere for gatherings and everyday living. Premium designer furnishings adorn the space, exuding comfort and sophistication throughout. Natural Mallorquin stone floors add a touch of elegance, complementing the stunning views of the bustling harbor and the vastness of the Mediterranean, framed by the majestic Tramuntana mountains. This remarkable residence also features a large roof terrace complete with outdoor furniture and a BBQ, offering an ideal spot for entertaining or simply soaking in the Mediterranean ambiance. Energy-efficient amenities such as a heat pump for airconditioning and electric underfloor heating ensure comfort while minimizing environmental impact. Additional features include a KNX controlled LED light system, electric blinds for all windows, and an electric sun sail by "Gate Shade" for added convenience and comfort. A spacious underground garage, along with a storage room, provides ample space for vehicles and belongings. Maintenance costs for this property include regular upkeep of communal areas, such as the terrace with an outdoor shower (with an option for a whirlpool), as well as access to amenities like the WLAN system with high-speed fiber internet and terrace sound system with impeccable sea views. Furthermore, the property comes fully furnished with quality designer inventory, ensuring a turnkey living experience for discerning buyers.



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R.evolution launches state-of-the-art Eywa development in Dubai

Defining the next generation of 21st century buildings

R.evolution, an award-winning European luxury real estate developer, has launched its first residential project in the UAE. Eywa is the result of the company's years of research into human nature, the embodiment of over 20 years of experience in creating unique buildings and environments that promote the wellbeing of their residents at all levels of perception.

A truly boutique residential development that is LEED Platinum and WELL Platinum certified, Eywa features a selection of 48 exclusive 2 to 5-bedroom waterfront residences with sizes ranging from 3,064 to 16,256 square feet. Nestled on the banks of the Dubai Water Canal in Business Bay, Eywa enjoys a prime location in close proximity to the city's finest restaurants, shopping centres and attractions and offers a combination of magnificent views of the water and Downtown Dubai with the Burj Khalifa.

Eywa's fantastic architecture is a symbiosis of the tree of life - the Banyan tree, and an inspiration of one of the natural wonders of the world: the Southern Pillar of Heaven, China's famous quartz sandstone mountain. A striking aspect of the chosen design concept is the visual Banyan tree façade with roots that are visible from the outside, symbolising the building's deep connection to nature. From every angle the building's façade appears to be alive with greenery.

Using the principles of Vastu Shastra, the ancient Indian "science of architecture", along with the knowledge of the human energy structure, a pyramid of over 1,450 specific crystals and gemstones will be hidden within the building. This first-of-its-kind energy system brings positive energy to each floor while purifying and eliminating any negative energy. Residents will benefit from wellbeing effects, which include reducing conflict, increasing concentration and promoting the development of mental and physical good health.

Designed to focus on the well-being of our community through environments that are close to nature and promote positive energy whilst embracing opulent luxury, each Eywa apartment boasts spacious living areas that include family rooms, front-of-house kitchens, accompanied by service kitchens, while all bedrooms come equipped with walk-through wardrobes and exquisite ensuite bathrooms

Designated areas devoted to shared spaces and amenities, all intended to spark connections, inspire moments and build memories, and some designed to provide privacy, a host of modern, bespoke amenities including a chef's table, 3 pools and a library, crystal gardens and state-of-the-art gym, spa, indoor and outdoor cinemas, private waterfalls and pools surrounded by greenery and flowering shrubs and trees on spacious terraces, this new address will be filled with completely different features and amenities. intentionally designed to enhance the life experience of its residents.

Eywa design encapsulates the essence of wild-luxury living, redefining urban life with a connection to nature and natural materials. The integration of the Banyan tree-inspired façade, the rotated envelope design to maximise views, the spacious and nature-filled amenities, and the commitment to sustainability all contribute to making Eywa an extraordinary and harmonious oasis in the heart of Dubai's Business Bay.

Scheduled to be completed by 2026, this visionary development will serve as a gateway to extraordinary lifestyle experiences in the heart of Dubai.

Alex Zagrebelny, Chairman & CEO, R.evolution, said:

"By focusing on a unique, truly luxurious experience, we don't just build square footage; we create highly competitive, one-of-a-kind properties and Eywa is a prime example of our philosophy. It almost goes without saying why healthy and sustainable housing is so important. We take an active approach to reducing carbon footprint, minimise waste and use sustainable practices. Using ancient knowledge about human nature and the latest achievements of the modern world, our priorities are wellbeing, health, energy efficiency, sustainability, and unity with nature as well as community. We are absolutely certain that Dubai will never settle for anything less than first place, and we believe that our vision of real estate development will contribute to its long-term ambition to transform into the smartest and most productive city in the world."

Qasim Mansoor, Chief Development and Operations Officer, R.evolution, said: "We are thrilled to launch Eywa in Dubai and meet the growing needs of consumers for homes that provide a holistic experience. Going beyond the realms of comfort, design, and security, addressing the wellness needs of our residents lies at the core of all our developments, and Eywa will further exemplify this. It will introduce a new way of living to the city demonstrating our ability to create a life of exclusivity for our clients."

With a firm belief that every building is woven from the energy of the partners who contribute to its creation, R.evolution always chooses the most professional and passionate partners to realise its projects. Therefore, the lead concept and design architect and the executive architect and lead design consultants, for Eywa, are Open AD and Brewer Smith Brewer Group (BSBG), respectively. Christie's International Real Estate Dubai has been appointed as the exclusive real estate broker.

R.evolution currently owns a standout collection of 23 trophy developments across Europe. With its ambitions etched in building a larger global portfolio while reaching the growing community of international investors and partners, the launch of Eywa marks an important milestone for the company.

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