HH Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh (Pacho) of Jaipur
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CONTENTS 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.
Exciting Travel Destinations Five Start Boutique hotels, exciting retreats for the ultimate getaway, whether you’re looking for sustainable staycations, inspiring city breaks or long-haul escapes.
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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is here and I’m excited for warmer days.
In this Summer edition we are presenting you the latest news, destinations and products you need to know about now. This edition is full with interesting articles, interviews and stories! We are presenting you the finer things in life. For those who love the king of sport polo and the beautiful lifestyle around it.
What’s new in the watch and jewellery world. Exciting travel destinations written by our contributors around the world. For our art and interior lovers we have a wonderful, inspiring interior design section where you can find ideas and inspiration for your home. Also you will find the best and latest on what’s new on the real estate market around the world. We present you a few hand selected properties. Our new Business category will bring you the news and stories every entrepreneur is looking for.
Scarlett Stilling Publisher & Editor-in-Chief
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Elena is a luxury travel blogger and freelance writer in Asia. Having now been based in Vietnam since 2012, she has taken the opportunity to explore the region's most offbeat destinations - from Tibet and Bhutan to Cambodia and the secluded Maldivian islands. With a career switch that has taken her from nuclear physics to writing about luxury destinations, Elena's niche lies within ecofriendly hotels offering unique design and a good story. She has visited 49 counties so far and still has an extensive bucket list that will keep her going for a long time! Follow her IG @tainteytales for more travel ideas.
Subhasish Chakraborty Travel Journalist from India Subhasish has been working as a Travel Journalist for the past two decades and has been editorially involved with numerous international In-Flight magazines of renowned airlines like Cathy Pacific, Dragon Air, Bhutan Airlines, Air Asia, Airport Authority of India etc... He was also involved with the UNWTO (World Tourism Organization) as a Consultant.
Sara Abbas is a multi-faceted global leader and the founder of a portfolio of brands, encompassing her innovative designer fashion label, a diversity-focused talent agency / experiential marketing hub / consultancy, and a non-profit organization, each focused on solving problems. She serves on the Forbes Council and partners with with several international organizations to help empower others and lead by example. In addition to supporting her businesses, she enjoys contributing to humanity as an author / writer, inventor, singer / songwriter, global ambassador, and luxury brand influencer. She hosts an elite mastermind for other global leaders and is assembling a hub to innovatively serve multiple charitable causes internationally through her non-profit. Follow her on social media (@HerMajestySara on all platforms) to learn more about her other projects, philanthropic endeavors, events, and ways you can be involved.
Laura Pearson is a Beauty Editor, Columnist and Skinfluencer that's obsessed with luxury skincare and makeup. She's all about that glow! She is also a luxury travel writer and always has a trip planned. Laura has a chic style and she enjoys sharing all of her product loves, her luxury travel tips, and lifestyle advice on how to live an elevated life. @alifewithfrills on Instagram, Twitter & Pinterest
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POLO News Cowdray Gold Cup The British Open Polo Championship for the Cowdray Gold Cup is the premier polo tournament in Europe at 22 goal (High Goal) level.
Great Oaks LL and Talandracas Triumph in Debuts on Lawns Making their debuts in the British Open Polo Championship for the Cowdray Gold Cup, reigning champions Thai Polo NP faced recent Cartier Queen’s Cup victors Great Oaks LL on Lawns 1, while Park Place took on Talandracas in the second match of the day on Lawns 2.
The evenly matched pace of the first half, the two teams traded goals in the fourth chukka, leaving a tie on the scoreboard but Park Place struggled with accuracy at goal, converting just two of their last ten shots in the match. Two goals from Muzzio highlighted the Talandracas offense in the fourth chukka, but Park Place broke the stalemate when Facundo Pieres found the goal on a 30-yard penalty attempt along with a goal in open play.
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Marques de Riscal and Twelve Oaks Earn Narrow Victories The British Open Polo Championship for the Cowdray Gold Cup continued on the fourth day of play beginning with Marques de Riscal against UAE on Brooks Field, followed by Twelve Oaks facing Monterosso on Ambersham 3. Trying to become the first team to two victories in the tournament, UAE opened the scoring on a 30- yard penalty conversion from Tommy Beresford, but a foul-ridden opening chukka turned the momentum to Marques de Riscal. Scoring three unanswered goals, including two penalty conversions, Guillermo Caset guided Marques de Riscal to an early 3-1 lead. Improving their discipline, UAE was able to respond in the second chukka, relying on two field goals from Bartolome Castagnola Jnr as part of a three-goal run that helped bring them back within one. Exchanging goals in the third chukka with contributions from both Caset in the field and Beresford at the line, the two evenly matched opponents maintained the one-goal difference with Marques de Riscal leading 6-5 into the halftime break.
Marques de Riscal tried to withstand the UAE pressure, but sent their opponent to the penalty line on four different occasions. Unable to convert two attempts from the 40yard line and two from the 60-yard line, UAE fell a goal short as a scoreless final chukka secured the 11- 10 win for Marques de Riscal. www.cowdraypolo.co.uk
Benadada Polo Events Morocco & PGH Palmeraie Polo Club The PGH La Palmeraie Polo Club, would like to invite you to a unique and exclusive tournament. From 8th until 11th September 2022, will be organized a low goal tournament at the PGH La Palmeraie Polo Club under the motto “The First Annie Colquhoun-Denvers Tribute polo Cup”. The late Annie was an icon of Polo for over 35 years, whose husband Nicholas was Chairman of HPC The London Polo Club for 24 years as well as a past Chairman of the Hurlingham Polo Association and past President of the Federation of International Polo. She will remembered as part of the history of the polo for ever. With 12 chukkas per player and selected horses for all levels of play, enjoy the unique atmosphere at the PGH La Palmeraie Polo Club and the magic of the Orient. The event offers you the finest edit in luxury, a magical experience of polo, fashion, lifestyle and glamor. Contact details for more information and to register: email@example.com / +212 (0) 661 743 767
A saddle made to your measurements Since 1837, every Hermès saddle has been hand-made by a single craftsmen, then specially configured for its rider and horse under the guidance of our saddle expert. Crafted by a single artisan in the workshop at 24, Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, each saddle requires nearly 30 hours of work and care. Since 1900, the saddles have all been numbered so they will never be forgotten. They combine the excellence of saddlery know-how, passed down from generation to generation, with the modernity of a sports accessory crafted with the finest leathers. www.hermes.com
FLORENCE U.S. Polo Assn. A fresh and exciting collection and an exclusive event with special guests at Pitti Uomo At Pitti Uomo 102, from 14 to 17 June, U.S. Polo Assn., the official brand of the United States Polo Association (USPA), presented the Spring-Summer 2023 Men's and Women's Collection. A fresh and exciting proposal that celebrates the brand's legacy in the sport of polo since 1890. Participating in a special event, on 15 June, the partners of U.S. Polo Assn. in Italy, Incom, Bonis, East Lab and Eurotrade, presented their clothing, footwear, bags and watches for SS 2023. For the occasion, 20 models outfitted in polo attire accompanied J. Michael Prince (President & CEO of USPA Global Licensing). www.uspoloassnglobal.com
Pierfrancesco Favino Alberto Galassi, David Beckham
Riva’s 180th anniversary Riva’s 180th anniversary tells the story of a wonderful adventure of style and elegance that has raised boatbuilding to the level of art. Such a glamorous and radiant celebratory gala could only be held in an equally grandiose venue, the Gran Teatro La Fenice in Venice. “This was the night of Riva's 180th anniversary and of a thousand emotions for enthusiasts of the brand and its unique boats,” said Alberto Galassi, Ferretti Group CEO. I am also honored to introduce to the world the ‘Anniversario’, an iconic new boat, for very few lucky owners, and another masterpiece of outstanding elegance. Best wishes to Riva as it starts to write boating history for the next 180 years.”
Credits all images: Armando Testa Studios Luca Grafner
Montblanc Montblanc celebrated in presence of MEIA Montblanc president Franck Juhel the latest writing instrument edition of ’’Patron of Art’’ Victoria and Albert in Dubai. “We’re delighted to honour Nadia and Rajeeb Samdani for their invaluable contribution to the arts, and to celebrate the newly established Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award for the region.” At the event, guests revealed in live calligraphy and view the latest limitededition Montblanc Patron of Art edition, dedicated to Scipione Borghese, a 17th century art collector and noted patron of Baroque art.
ST. TROPEZ Burberry Burberry goes on tour with Monogram pop-ups and takeovers This new on-the-spot marketing drive sees it appearing in bespoke iterations at locations including Saint-Tropez and Ibiza in Europe and in Korea and Singapore in Asia. And in these places the distinctive monogram is being seen on everything from sunbeds to cabanas, parasols, seat cushions, pool areas and more. At each takeover location there's also a Burberry pop-up store offering a selection of pieces from the collection.
Image courtesy of Getty Images (Photo by Daniele Venturelli)
Anne Hathaway, Priyanka Chopra and BLACKPINK’s Lisa Steal The Show At Bvlgari’s Eden The Garden of Wonders
Bvlgari High Jewellery Gala The exclusive High Jewellery gala welcomed A-Listers from around the world, in celebration of the new collection. Bulgari’s new Eden The Garden of Wonders collection was debuted in a fashion show format in Paris. Priyanka Chopra attended wearing an orange, plunge-neck sequined dress from Rasario, which she paired with a standout Bulgari necklace depicting the fine jeweler’s iconic serpent motif and embellished with a 25.7-carat pink diamond. She additionally wore two Bulgari rings: a pink gold rubellite ring and a Serpenti rubellite ring. Bvlgari Group CEO Jean-Christophe Babin with Carla Bruni
Bvlgari Group CEO Jean-Christophe Babin with luxury brand ambassador Priyanka Chopra
fashion brands, the latest looks, accessories and must-haves
Missoni Mare For the Spring/Summer 2022 season, Missoni Mare celebrates the cool, young and dynamicmood of a free-spirited holiday.
The Missoni Mare woman enjoys a never-ending summer with a carefree attitude. Her soul travels light, she doesn’t need much… a belt with snap hooks to carry her essentials is enough. Freedom and self-confidence are the real must-haves in her holiday suitcase. www.missoni.com
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MANOLO BLAHNIK Hangisi 105 embellished satin pumps in royal blue
ETRO Leather-trimmed printed canvas tote Etro's signature paisley swirls are recognized all over the globe as a symbol of fine Italian craftsmanship. Decorated with the motif among florals and filigree, this tote is made from durable canvas and strung on sturdy leather top handles. The generous size makes it ideal for use as an in-flight carry-on or weekend bag.
MELISSA ODABASH A standout one-piece bathing suit with cutout design.
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The compact, sporty Papillon BB handbag is made from soft, padded calf leather, embroidered with Louis Vuitton’s classic Monogram pattern. It features a removable goldcolor chain in addition to a detachable shoulder strap and rolled leather top handles, enabling multiple ways of carrying the bag.
Over The Moon The Over The Moon delights with its versatile shape in quilted calf leather. The embroidered puffy Monogram pattern brings a statutory feel while the adjustable strap and gold-color chain deliver a myriad of carry options: elbow, short shoulder, cross-body, and long shoulder. With the strap removed, it can even be carried as an evening clutch.
Luxury Beauty Beach Bag Essentials Written by Laura Pearson Instagram @alifewithfrills The sun is out and it finally feels like summer is properly on the horizon. If you are heading to the beach or poolside this summer, I’ve put together a guide to what luxury beauty items you should have in your beach bag.
QMS Cellular Sun Shield SPF 50 - £75 from Liberty
Duck & Dry Sea Salt Styler £23 from Duck & Dry Instantly transform your hair and give it that effortless, textured wavy look that magazines tell us we should have on the beach. It’s enriched with hydrating seaweed and can be used to give a tousled effect to straight hair, or a more defined look to waves or curls. It’s a lightweight product that still allows your hair to move naturally and feel soft to the touch. It literally smells like summer too.
This is in the top-tier of facial SPFs. Giving you the essential SPF50 UVA and UVB protection, it is a skincare-infused sunscreen that moisturises and also features an extremely innovative DNA-repair complex, which activates your skin cells' natural repair mechanism to defend against damage and leave skin stronger. Sun protection that builds your skin’s own defences at the same time.
This Works Perfect Legs Skin Perfector SPF 30 - £40 from Pure Beauty This cult product has been beloved for decades. It’s like makeup for your legs, that also offers SPF30. Essentially, it’s a tinted serum that you apply to your legs to protect them and perfect the look of them. It moisturises, minimises inflammation and leaves a radiance that makes them look beautifully dewy and sunkissed. It can rescue even the palest of legs to make them look beach appropriate.
Gisou Honey-Infused Hair Oil £35 from Cult Beauty This is honestly the dreamiest of hair oils and is perfect to restore moisture to your hair after a day in the sun. It’s star ingredient is Mirsalehi Honey, a natural humectant to draw moisture to the hair and maintain its natural moisture balance. This oil is designed to repair and restore hair, strengthen it, soften it and give it a natural shine. Perfect for that postbeach, slicked back hair evening look.
Penhaligons Luna Hair Perfume - £40 from Penhaligons This new launch from Penhaligons is designed to perfume your hair without drying it out like an Eau de Toilette perfume would. Luna is a fresh, crisp, green and citrusy scent that smells like a orangery in Italy. Orange, Jasmine, Rose and Fir Balsam mix to create an uplifting scent to apply to your hair in the morning, to set you up for your summer adventures.
Shop Now Shop Now Sol de Janeiro Coco Cabana Shower Gel - £22 from Cult Beauty This is THE shower gel you want on your summer vacation. It’s creamy formula cleanses, nourishes, softens and moisturises the skin whilst your mind is taken to a tropical island with its sweet coconut scent. The brand describe it as coconut cream, warm vanilla and toasted praline, and it’s truly incredible to smell. It’s enriched with softening and nourishing coconut oil and also works as an excellent shaving cream!
Rare Beauty Always an Optimist Mist - £23 from Space NK The refreshing mist you need on hand next to your lounger this summer. It hydrates, soothes and refreshes the skin as you would expect from a mist, but it also works to refine pores, minimise the appearance of dark circles and lines, and adds a lovely glow to the skin. Niacinamide refines the texture of your skin, while Allantoin soothes and Glycerin and Sodium Hyaluronate hydrate the skin. A unique oil blend boosts radiance and nourishes the skin and Panthenol moisturises and strengthens your skin barrier. The bi-phase mist is a real multitasker and summer skin saviour.
Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Rosa Rossa Eau de Toilette - £88 from Guerlain This rose fragrance from Guerlain should be your beach and poolside scent of the summer. It has the scent of summer lychee, raspberries and blackcurrants, mixed with a powdery Bulgarian rose on a base of woody sandalwood. It’s a very feminine scent that’s chic and perfect for every day wear as it’s not overpowering. It’s 95% natural too!
D&G Solar Glow Universal Radiance Drops & Universal Bronzing Drops £38 each from Look Fantastic
Spritz Wellness London Yoga Mat Spray in Energise - £12 from Spritz Wellness London Even if you have no plans to do yoga on the beach, you still need this in your beach bag to scent your lounger and towel. It’s an energising and awakening scent that will set you up for the day and inspire you to make the most of your day. It’s formulated with the antiseptic and antiviral properties of Tea Tree and the fresh, enlivening scent of Lemongrass.
Nobody wants to wear makeup to the beach, with the heat, water and potential of clogged pores, but this duo of highlighting and bronzing drops from D&G Beauty are beautiful skincare-makeup hybrid drops that will just give your skin a bit of bronze and glow, whilst hydrating and moisturising your skin at the same time. Light, effortless and poolside perfect.
Nails Inc Inside Scoop Ice-Cream Nail Polish Set - £22 from Nails Inc This cute set of four pastel nail polishes will have you bang on trend this summer. Try them as coloured tips on nude nails for a fun, beach-ready look. Buckingham Gate is a soft pink shade, Westbourne Park Road is a delicate lilac, Tower Street is a perfect mint green and Elizabeth Bridge is a soft grey shade.
Noble Isle Tea Rose Body Oil £40 from Noble Isle This is one for the end of your trip to the beach or the pool, as you transition to your evening cocktails and dinner. Restore moisture to your body after a day in the sun with this beautifully scented rose body oil. Soothe the mind and body with this luscious oil. Top notes of Bergamot and Green Leaves mix with heart notes of Black Tea, Rose and Jasmine, and bottom notes of Clary Sage and Musk.
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CASABLANCA X BULGARI Flamboyant artistry. Transforming the Eternal beauty of Rome into modern expressions of luxury, artisans print a vivacious mosaic pattern in a raised texture on the latest Serpenti Through The Eyes of Casablanca accessories — elegantly communicating the three-dimensional texture of the mosaics with this impeccable craftsmanship.
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Del Toro Shoes Slip on loafers are versatile, great for work and your daily looks. Loafers pair great with a variety of outfits, including dresses, pants, jeans and skirts. They can easily be dressed up or down with the right clothing and accessories. www.deltoroshoes.com
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Del Toro Shoes The Milano Loafer Individually handcrafted in Italy, the Milano is the loafer for the office, the boardroom, the date, and in between. Available in different colours.
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Brunello Cucinelli Brunello Cucinelli's suit trousers have been tailored in Solomeo, Italy from lightweight linen blended with wool and silk for a smoother handle. They're cut in a straight-leg silhouette enhanced by front pleats and have a comfortable drawstring waistband. Wear them with the matching blazer and loafers for your next summer event.
Ready For Summer? Here’s How To Make It Your Most Stylish Yet Summer is, ironically, both the season when we wear the fewest clothes and the one that presents the most problems in terms of what to wear. Sandals or no sandals? How short should shorts be? And so on, which is why we’ve tried to keep our checklist concise this year. Dior Eyewear
Make the details count The finishing touches can make or break an outfit and summer calls for a well-chosen set of accessories. We’d suggest starting with a good beach bag, then thinking about what to put in it. This one, by Marni, is spacious enough to store all your holiday essentials, from a beach towel to a tablet or book and Acne Studios’ bucket hat. A good pair of sunglasses is a must-have, too. Much like your signature scent or grooming routine, shades are personal. Once you’ve found a pair that works, it’s hard to try something new.
Floris London Vert Fougère Eau de Parfum
Say “yes” to prints With the colder days, we hope, behind us, now’s the time to shed some outerwear. Where to start? Say “yes” to adventurous colours, prints and patterns. They aren’t always easy to get right, so we suggest you start with something low-key that works with your existing wardrobe.
Cotton shirt with placed print with Paisley carpet design by Etro
Cotton shirt with patchwork print that blends floral patterns and decorative tapes by Etro
Choose your fabrics wisely One way to make dressing up in summer more enjoyable is to choose layers that won’t cling as you breeze through the hottest months of the year. Pick relaxed silhouettes to allow air to flow and choose your fabrics wisely. Cotton is certainly a more heat-appropriate fabric than anything you’d wear in the trans-seasonal months, while linen – known for its natural crinkle and moisturewicking properties – will keep your body temperature regulated and feel cool to the touch. Italian brand 120% LINO specialises in linen.
Dip Dyed Button Down Regular Fit Shirt by 120% LINO
FEDELI Make your Summer Fresh Floral & Fun In order to connect with the truer spirit of your destination, you’ll have to wear it on your skin. So, first of all, let’s picture it: rocky hills, white, smooth coastlines, a certain romantic flair in the air and, most of all, rustling winds and the soft crunching of the waves against the beach. Nature will definitely play a pivotal role during your Mediterranean holiday. So, why not celebrate it in all its glory by embodying it? Floral patterns, bright colours, cheeky prints… you choose! Because this year, Fedeli gone as wild as the island that will host you. Fedeli created the widest range of Summer-inspired garments ever.
Fedeli’s recycled polyester: 100% sustainable and eco-friendly, a true treat to yourself and to the planet as well. Fedeli turned it into beautiful, timeless swim trunks, available in more than 300 colours and pattern combinations. Mother Nature deserves love and respect, and Fedeli want to play part in providing her with that. www.fedelicashmere.com
Sean shirt in printed cotton voile by Fedeli
JEWELLERY & WATCHES
Keeping time on the world of fine jewellery and luxury watches, from interviews to the most wanted exclusive timepieces and jewellery
BVLGARI Anne Hathaway is announced as Bulgari's latest brand ambassador during the Cannes film festival and stuns wearing a huge blue sapphire necklace from their Mediterranean Reverie new high jewellery collection. www.bulgari.com
THE MOST FABULOUS JEWELS & WATCHES IN THE WORLD
Zahira Fine Jewellery Aquamarine is the birthstone of March. It gets its name from the Latin ‘aqua marina’ which means ‘sea water’. With its beautiful blue color, this gemstone is a favorite of jewelers around the world.
ROLEX Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 40 Rolex is unveiling a new colourful, sparkling version of the Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 40. Where the sky meets the ocean and the sun comes up over water, the air is momentarily rippled with colour. The new Yacht-Master 40 harnesses these fleeting instants so they can be admired on the wrist. The bezel, set with diamonds and sapphires in tones of blue, silver and pink, is inspired by the aurora borealis and the glow of dawn. Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 40 —©Rolex/JVA Studios
Spinelli Kilicollin One ring, infinite possibilities. Spinelli Kilicollin’s innovative design allows you to style them undone across multiple fingers or stacked on just one. www.spinellikilcollin.com
___________________________ Garrard Designed to ignite a riot of colour, the Blaze collection masterfully inverts the iconic Garrard cluster motif, combining vivid gemstones in an electrifying synergy of colour and texture.
Garrard Blaze blue sapphire, tanzanite, aquamarine, blue topaz and turquoise ear jackets in 18 ct white gold
Garrard Blaze white diamond, white opal, white agate and white mother of pearl band ring in 18 ct white gold
Marco Bicego Alta and Paradise Collections The alluring beauty of multicolored gemstones, pearls and aquamarine. www.marcobicego.com
SHADES OF SPRING Bucherer Fine Jewellery launches „Shades of Spring“, an invitation into the vivid, wonderful world of colour gemstones. What better way to welcome spring than with vibrant gemstones? Reminiscent of the first blossoms of the season, Bucherer Fine Jewellery's most iconic pieces of jewellery are now available in vibrant "Shades of Spring" – highlighting the brilliance of its colour gemstones, against which even spring flowers look pale by comparison...
To mark the occasion of the reinvention of 30 Avenue Montaigne – the beating heart of the House, transformed after two years of renovation – Dior is presenting an exceptional diamond, named, as a tribute to the legendary address, Le Montaigne. Discovered in 2020, in South Africa’s historic Kimberley Mine, this 150-carat rough diamond fascinates with its dazzling beauty. Dior has declared its desire to see such a singular, bewitching stone included in its unique patrimony, on one condition: that the diamond, once cut, must weigh precisely 88.88 carats, echoing the number 8, which is inseparable from the Dior legacy.
After nine months of studying, modeling, cutting – carried out by master gem cutters with virtuoso savoir-faire – and then certification, Le Montaigne reveals its intense yellow hues, the clarity of its glints and its incomparable brilliance. Displayed in the new boutique at 30 Avenue Montaigne for its inauguration, it will then be mounted on a custommade piece designed by Victoire de Castellane, Artistic Director of Dior Joaillerie. An ode to the infinite creativity of the House and the excellence of its ateliers.
Comfortable, Chic Home Decorations and Interiors Inspiration
KASADAMO by Vincent Mazenauer Limited edition of Mineral armchair and pouf - Marina version which are numbered and Limited edition of 30 ex.
Mineral armchair is the result of a research linking minimalist design and natural components, in the respect of the true values of Kasadamo; unique and high-end design.
Sorbet Center Table by Royal Stranger Like a nomadic waltz, Sorbet Center Table describes a rhythmical combination of geometrical volumes showcasing distinct heights. All is crystallized into alluring conical shapes, revolving around three edges. The forceful tercet may be emphasized by different colors and lacquers, alongside with hypnotic wood patterns. This otherwordly design will gravitate towards your room and intersect your leisure moments with a fresh accent.
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Rodolfo Dordoni design Covet House Matter Chair, by Covet Collection, is the perfect representation of the collection itself, in all its beauty, with its mix of materials, forms and volumes. In partnership with Masquespacio. www.covethouse.eu
A contemporary take on the traditional Moroccan ottoman, Tuffet, with its circular volume and the soft curve of its seat, adds a romantic touch to the living or night area. www.minotti.com
Mrs. Alice The Peony Garden is here in time for the sunny days. www.mrsalice.com
DIOR ANTHOLOGIE JOHN GALLIANO 1997-2011 Devoted to the singular odyssey of John Galliano at Dior, the new book Dior by John Galliano, published by Assouline, explores the creative virtuosity of the British designer. This opus is the fifth volume in a series paying tribute to the House’s various artistic directors. Through the photographs of Laziz Hamani* and the writing of Andrew Bolton – curator of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York – the countless inspirations and extraordinary fascinations of John Galliano are revealed. A vibrant retrospective in which fashion proves to be a perpetual wonder. *And pictures signed by great names in photography such as Steven Meisel, Irving Penn, Annie Leibovitz, Paolo Roversi and Mario Sorrenti.
Luxury Superyacht M/Y RIO M/Y RIO was designed and built by CRN in close collaboration with design and architecture studio Omega Architects, who created the exterior concept, and designers Pulina Exclusive Interiors for the interior styling. TWW Yachts is representing the Buyer, while TWW Yacht Management has provided integral technical consultancy with survey and project management oversight throughout the final stages of construction. At 62 metres long and 11.2 metres in the beam, this 4deck superyacht comfortably accommodates up to 12 guests in the owner’s suite and 5 guest suites.
These are comprised of 2 full-beam VIPs – one on the main deck forward, the other on the lower deck – and 3 suites on the lower deck. The upper deck is the owner’s exclusive domain, a great oasis of intimacy and privacy that can also be enjoyed as a social zone. M/Y RIO will be unveiled in her world premiere at the prestigious Monaco Yacht Show, from the 28th of September to the 1st October 2022. RIO promises to be a key highlight of this event, an outstanding example of the Ancona yard’s know-how, craftsmanship, and supreme design and build expertise.
Bravo Eugenia one of the largest yachts in the world
Bravo Eugenia won the technology and innovation award
BRAVO EUGENIA is a 109.0 m Motor Yacht, built in Netherlands by Oceanco for US$ 225 million. Bravo Eugenia was designed by Nuvolari Lenard. The interior of the yacht was designed by Reymond Langton Design. On the ranking of the largest yachts in the world, Bravo Eugenia superyacht is listed as number 56th. She is the 4th-largest yacht built by Oceanco.
Who is the owner of superyacht BRAVO EUGENIA? Jerry Jones is a billionaire based in the USA. With the financial help of his father, he started a business in the oil and gas industry. He sold this company in the 1980s for US$ 175 million. He used the money to buy the Dallas Cowboys, the team is valued between US$ 4.2 and US$ 5.6 billion dollars. Source SuperYachtFan
Jerry Jones Net Worth $11.6 billion
Hoiana Hotel&Suites in Vietnam
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HOIANA HOTEL & SUITES Stay in one and play in many
There are few places in the world which combine the chic subtlety of South-East Asian culture, world-class entertainment, and a luxurious beach getaway like Hoiana, Vietnam’s first integrated resort. The expansive luxury complex has brought a contemporary new visitor experience to the otherwise sleepy heritage town of Hoi An, which is located just a short hop across the river. Aptly named, Hoiana has set a new benchmark for Vietnamese hospitality through its adherence to the ancient customs and traditions of the region, combined with outstanding amenities and the unwavering Rosewood standard of service, all in one alluring destination. The first piece in the eclectic Hoiana jigsaw, Hoiana Hotel&Suites effortlessly blends urban elegance with resort-style living. Each of the 141 sumptuously appointed suites, envisioned by the elite Hong Kong-based designer Joe Cheng, offer enchanting vistas of the 3-kilometer sparkling coastline and the immaculate resort grounds. Through his work in creating a haute couture fusion of modern and contemporary style, all suites are fitted out with bespoke furniture and gently garnished with original artworks carefully chosen in collaboration with local artists.
With rooms as expansive as the views, Hoiana Hotel&Suites comes with four styles of accommodation, each with its own personality and appeal. Immerse yourself in the toned-down ambience of an Executive Sea View Suite that affords the opportunity to celebrate life at your own pace. Reconnect with family and friends in the generously apportioned living room, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, comfortable indoor and outdoor sitting area, a petite kitchen with a dining table and a pantry. Come sunset, why not get ready for the evening ahead in an opulent bedroom with a separate walk-in closet and a dressing table, or treat yourself to a bubble bath in a stunning marble bathroom.
Perched on the highest floor of the building, a Sky Pool Suite promises yet another level of luxury, with even larger room footprint. Offering 215 square meters of sophistication, highlighted by the unobstructed panorama of the East Sea and Cham Islands, it comes with a wraparound balcony and an outdoor patio complete with a private swimming pool and seating area to relax and unwind. A dedicated team of personal butlers, who are on hand to cater to your every whim, further elevates your experience – suffice to say, never will you feel further away from the cares and worries of home. Hoiana Hotel&Suites offers a variety of dining styles and cuisines from casual simplicity to fine gastronomy. No matter what kind of connoisseur you are, let your exploration begin here. The open layout of The Terrace, framed by a backdrop view of the lush, landscaped gardens and glistening seafront, is a perfect setting to begin your day with a steaming bowl of Pho. A microcosm of Vietnamese culture itself, this fragrant noodle soup will keep you fuelled for a day of exploring, even more so when paired with local dark roast coffee sweetened by condensed milk.
For lighter bites during the day, head to the poolside Cove Bar&Grill. Imagined as an elevated take on a fishermen’s abode, it exudes a distinctive laid-back beachside vibe and comforts its guests with a selection of all-time holiday favourites, all served under the shelter of its palm-thatched roof. Few places take their sundowners as seriously as Cove. Claim one of the coveted private cabanas, toast your fortunes with an artfully blended cocktail and watch the final few rays turn the sky from rich blue to a pallette of pink and orange as a resident DJ spins a mix of chillout sets against the setting sun.
Whether your pastime of choice is relaxing on the beach, working out in a state-of-the-art gym or exploring a new culture, there is a multitude of recreational activities on offer. Explore the ancient streets and houses of Hoi An, sample the local food, shop at the world-famous silk tailors or join an evening boat trip down the river. Should your preference be to while away your day at a more leisurely pace, find your spot on the powder white beach or slip into relaxation and wellbeing at the Tranquility lounge. If looking to perfect your swing, head down to Hoiana Shores Golf Club, an 18-hole sustainable links course designed by Robert Trent Jones JR. Regarded as a pioneer of environmental golf courses, he carefully incorporated the native sand dune ecosystem and towering casuarina trees into a one-off experience. Officially launched in March 2020 after 6 months of preview play in support of local charities, it took no time for Hoiana Shores Golf Club to be recognised as the World’s Best New Golf Course at the World Golf Awards 2020, the most prestigious event in in the golf tourism industry. Once you have seen all the street-level sights, it’s time to change vantage point. Cap your day at the Edge, a chic rooftop restaurant perched on the 16th floor beside a shimmering infinity pool. Set against a stunning sea backdrop, the open-air terrace makes a striking first impression with its vertical tropical gardens and playful swinging chairs upholstered in elegant grey.
Linger over the Instagram-ready high tea extravaganza or reward yourself with a 24-karat burger. Of course, the creativity does not end there! The newest signature cocktail showcasing locally produced sugar cane rum and served with a spritz of perfume is proving to be a real showstopper. While being part of the local fabric and culture, Hoiana Hotel&Suites is very much in tune with the wider world. The international team of culinary experts keeps its guests on their toes by constantly developing exciting gastronomic concepts, from cosy beach picnics and fun destination dining to monthly-rotating signature dishes inspired by one stunning ingredient like succulent Cham island lobster or decadent Wagyu beef. Taking mixology up a notch, the artistic team of bartenders shake up crowd-pleasing delights with a local twist. From banana spritz and beer margarita to do-it-yourself gin cocktails, the resort’s extensive drinks list is a refined exercise in alchemy influenced with flavours and ingredients that evoke both Vietnamese heritage and the latest global trends.
HOIANA HOTEL & SUITES a unique sense of place
Beyond the upscale experience, Hoiana Cares Foundation has gone to great lengths to bring about positive systemic change to local communities by investing in a variety of environmental, educational and healthcare initiatives. Taking advantage of an abundance of sunlight, the resort embraces solar power as a more sustainable alternative to fossil fuels. By the end of 2022 clean, renewable energy will meet up to 20% of the hotel’s electricity needs, with the final goal to become 100% solar- powered by 2030. In keeping with its paperless initiative, Hoiana entered into an agreement with Green Global to incorporate an e-signature system across all the operations. Going digital not only improves guest experience but also minimises paper waste, preserves wood and lowers carbon emissions. Being a keen supporter of local producers, the resort champions Vietnamese farmers and fishermen - 80% of the seafood and most of the vegetables are ethically sourced from nearby communities and transported in recyclable packaging or biodegradable cartons. Written by our contributor Elena Taintey, a luxury traveler based in Asia. For more stories visit her IG @tainteytales
Hoiana’s neighbourhood outreach programs, which provide meaningful employment via Quang Nam Tourism Vocational Training Centre and supply local schools and hospitals with modern equipment, are helping to shape a brighter future for the wider community on Vietnam’s Central Coast. Vibrant yet tranquil, Hoiana Hotel&Suites creates a unique sense of place and offers authentic personalised experiences that extend far beyond your stay. With three more properties to unveil tech and trendy KHOS, family-oriented New World Hotel&Residences and ultra-luxurious Rosewood Hoi An - the integrated resort will be catering to a diverse audience. Once the last brick has been laid, Hoiana will showcase a multitude of hotels and residences, two 18-hole golf courses, MICE facilities, commercial space and high-end retail among various other leisure and hospitality attractions. With nearly 1,000 hectares to enjoy and explore, visitors will be able to create their own version of bliss!
This Scottish retreat is right up there in the far North East of Scotland, minutes from Aviemore in Speyside. Sitting on the edge of a quiet village, it’s a peaceful haven after a long drive. The chef’s beautiful Labrador dog Buddy will bound to meet you as you arrive, and their extensive, unrivalled whisky collection awaits you in The Quaich Bar. The Craigellachie Hotel is one of those places where your shoulders drop within minutes, your blood pressure lowers and you feel almost instantly relaxed with the fresh country air, the warm welcome and a drink in your hand. Its clientele includes the oldschool Primrose Hill set of Kate Moss, Sadie Frost and Noel Gallagher; and on a food front, if Tom Parker-Bowles loves it here, no more really needs to be said. In contrast to the more formal drinking den The Quaich Bar, their Copper Dog Pub – where food is served – is a much more laid-back and casual affair. Still boasting an eye-watering whisky and spirit collection, you can mingle with more of the locals here and enjoy their incredibly delicious menu with your drink. Executive Chef Will Halsall is in charge of the food offerings and his menu is full of worldclass, fresh local produce to really give you a taste of Scotland. From the ultimate comfort foods, to seasonal game and Scottish seafood, you’ll certainly be stuffed full with a smile on your face after an evening here.
Scotland’s Whisky Hotel
The hotel itself has a quaint and traditional feel, with delightful luxury touches. All of their 26 bedrooms have Johnston of Elgin’s cashmere throws and Egyptian cotton sheets. The views of the surrounding hills and River Spey are spectacular and you’ll feel lost in another world. Beautiful illustrations of dogs adorn the walls at The Craigellachie and traditional Harris Tweed upholstered furniture sits underneath all the wallmounted antlers you would expect from a luxury retreat in the Scottish highlands. One of the key selling points of this hotel is it’s whisky origins and collection of over 1000 single-malt whiskies from around the globe. A short drive from The Craigellachie, in any direction, and you’ll stumble upon a whisky distillery. This is Scotland’s maltwhisky heartland and it’s a paradise for lovers of a dram. The Copper Dog Pub even produces its own blended malt whisky. The famous Malt Whisky Trail starts here two, taking you to 9 surrounding distilleries; more than enough to leave you a little jolly as you make your return to the hotel. The Glenfiddich distillery in Dufftown is home to the world’s most awarded single malt and you can go on a tour around their traditional copper tuns and barrel stores, enjoy lunch in the Malt Barn or take part in a tasting masterclass. At the Glenlivet Distillery there’s an exhibition and immersive experience taking you through this history of this historic whisky maker. Enjoy a drink in their Drawing Room Bar or take a tasting tour. The Craigellachie Hotel is a true destination in a beautiful part of the world, full of tradition and majesty. It’s the perfect country retreat, whether you are a whisky lover or not. Knowledgeable, friendly staff; beautiful interiors and the most incredible food mean you’ll never want to leave. Rooms start from £165 per night. A Comfy Luxe room costs £260 per night including breakfast based on 2 people sharing.
The Craigellachie, Victoria Street, Craigellachie, Speyside AB38 9SR Phone: 01340 881 204 www.craigellachiehotel.co.uk Written by our contributor Laura Pearson, enjoys sharing her luxury travel tips. Give her a follow @alifewithfrills on Instagram, Twitter & Pinterest
The Mediterranean Can Aulí
Hotel Can Auli a Luxury Retreat in Mallorca
Can Aulí LUXURY RETREAT Located
in the attractive rural town of Pollensa in the north-west of Mallorca, Can Aulí is an example of the fusion between tradition and modernity. It impacts from the moment you enter its reception after going through a blind arch in its simple stone facade. Far from being a conventional place to sojourn, Can Aulí is a laid-back haven for those looking to slow down and melt into the blissfully languid Mallorcan way of life. Enjoy an afternoon rest to a soundtrack of birdsong, a quiet moment with a book in the shade of a tree or sundowner on a beautifully lit terrace, and you too will fall in love with Can Aulí. Housed in a 17th-century mansion, Can Aulí bears little resemblance to the traditional idea of a hotel. Its ancient stone arches and staircases ooze historical charm while a refreshing focus on natural materials and local artistry pays homage to the island’s distinct beauty and boundless creativity.
Time seems to slow from the moment you’re greeted at Can Aulí’s entrance, and this relaxed feeling will stay with you throughout your sojourn. A sense of warmth, naturalness and homeliness fills the hotel – it’s the sort of place where everyone smiles at you and says hello.
In the outdoor courtyard inviting poufs, benches and deck chairs are conducive to undisturbed afternoons by the pool or long, balmy evenings spent chatting to friends.
Whether you come here to sit and reminisce about the day’s highlights or simply listen to cicadas strike up their summer tune, you’ll love spending time in the pretty courtyard.
From melt-in-your-mouth Cantabrian anchovies “00” to crumbly artisanal cheeses and acorn-fed Iberian ham, only the most superlative delicacies passed the rigorous taste test! The result is an informal yet sophisticated menu which will leave gourmands spoilt for choice. In fact, even the most decisive foodies will experience prolonged moments of indecision before settling on what to feast. Only the finest regional ingredients and expertly purveyed charcuterie and conservas are used to create a Mediterranean-inspired and carefully curated menu. A wonderful showcase of local delicatessens.
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England’s Most Expensive Cheese
The Art Of Cheese Cheese isn’t cheap. And top-shelf cheeses – the kind revered by gourmands and stored in vault-like cellars – can fetch prices that match those of fine wines and whiskies. So, what’s the most expensive cheese in the world? The answer might surprise you. The production of cheese predates recorded history. Over the centuries it has become a true art form, and cheesemakers continue to outdo each other when it comes to creating the world’s best cheeses. Not surprisingly, the price tags associated with these premium products tend to reach incredible heights as well.
The first production of cheese is estimated to have begun about 8-10,000 years ago. References to the art of cheesemaking have been found in ancient Greek mythology, and evidence of this culinary art has been found on Egyptian tomb murals dating back over 4,000 years. By the time of the Roman Empire, cheesemaking had become a widespread throughout Europe and the Middle East. As the years rolled by, this culinary craft was refined and improved, employing a myriad of techniques to make the limitless variations of this dairy delight that we enjoy today. Interestingly, many of the world’s most popular cheeses – Cheddar, Swiss, Parmesan, and Gouda, for instance – are relatively newcomers within the grand story of cheese, with histories dating back a mere 500 years or so.
To this day the art of cheesemaking continues to become more and more refined, which causes connoisseurs to regularly ask the question: “What’s the best cheese in the world?” This is, of course, a subjective query, with no single correct answer. However, one could rephrase the question and simply ask, “What’s the most expensive cheese in the world?” instead.
Today the dairy produces a number of delicious 100% English cheeses and cheese products, such as Blue Shropshire, Rutland red, and a range of sweet and savoury cheese blends – all made using century-old expertise alongside innovative techniques. But if you want some of that exclusive White Stilton Gold come Christmas, then you probably better put your order in now.
The answer to that question is Pule, a crumbly white cheese that commands a staggering US$600 per pound. However, this has more to do with its rarity, and not so much its flavour, as the high cost is attributed to the fact that it’s made from the milk of a Balkan donkey, native only to Serbia and Montenegro – and 25 litres of milk are needed to produce just one kg of Pule. Only slightly less costly is White Stilton Gold, available in England from the venerable Long Clawson Dairy, located in Leicestershire. Produced as a holiday exclusive, this soft white cheese is crafted using actual gold, and retails for about US$400 per pound.
The history of the Long Clawson Dairy dates back to 1911, but it wasn’t until 1996 that Stilton was granted a European ‘Protected Designation of Origin’ (PDO) status. This means that cheese can only “legally” be called Stilton if it is made in one of in three English counties: Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire or Leicestershire. And producers have to follow traditional recipes that have been around for generations. Of course, Long Clawson was already well-known for their blue Stiltons by then. In fact, in 1986, to celebrate their 75th anniversary, they entered The Guinness Book of World Records as the producers of the world’s largest Stilton, which weighed in at 29 kilos (64 pounds), and measured a metre in diameter.
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LOUIS XIII Cognac relaunches its Harrods Boutique with a world’s first new retail experience French luxury icon LOUIS XIII cognac is proud to announce the relaunch of its European flagship boutique at London’s most prestigious luxury department store, Harrods. Launching a new look for all future global retail experiences, Harrods is the world’s first opening of new LOUIS XIII boutiques. As the UK’s most esteemed retail destination with its luxury lifestyle brands and constant quest to inspire guests, Harrods continues to be the perfect partner for LOUIS XIII and its pioneering spirit, reflected by a shared commitment to luxury, emotions, excellent service and craftsmanship. Located at Harrods’ lower ground floor adjacent to the Wine and Spirits rooms, award-winning French architecture firm RDAI (which has designed for Hermès amongst other luxury brands) remain the design team executing this high-end boutique concept. Time being the ultimate raw material of LOUIS XIII, the boutique space represents an evolution of the Century Wheel into the Swirl of Time, an element connecting all future boutiques under this retail design identity. Tailormade for Harrods, the space draws inspiration from the art deco and art nouveau features of the luxury department store, including the iconic listed Rococo ceiling. Delve into a journey of movement created through the walls, the ceiling, and the furniture which evoke organic and natural shapes, emphasised by intricate plaster work of French artisans with decades of experience. A skilful mix of elegance and noble materials expresses the poetry of LOUIS XIII and envelops guests in this new retail experience.
Leonardo Ferracina, Global Executive Director at LOUIS XIII says:
This boutique is the first European expression of our new global retail design. Modern and sensual, this space creates an environment for clients to enter the LOUIS XIII universe and discover daring innovations going beyond the product. Elements of our patrimony, engaging stories and digital content will bring the vineyards and distilleries of Cognac Grande Champagne to life at Harrods, immersing visitors into the exceptional world of LOUIS XIII which is shaped by generations of expert craftsmen. Discover the legend of LOUIS XIII’s 150-year history through its historical artefacts from the rich archives in Cognac. Explore limited-editions and large formats, as well as the full range of accessories – all exclusively at Harrods in UK retail. A separate gift section will showcase the Gift Collection Coffrets, which can be customised with specially chosen accessories, alongside new Harrods exclusives to follow for Christmas in 2022. Exclusive crystal engraving services complete the experience, forging lasting impressions between LOUIS XIII and cherished customers.
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Wiesmann’s all-electric roadster, ‚Project Thunderball' makes public debut at annual amfAR Gala, Cannes
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’’If you are a car lover like me, I have exciting news to share with you’’. Luxury sports car marque Wiesmann Sports Cars GmbH is to make a highly-anticipated return with the debut of its world-first all-electric, rear-wheel-drive, convertible roadster - code-named ‘Project Thunderball’. Wiesmann's hotly-anticipated all-electric roadster, 'Project Thunderball', made its public debut at the prestigious amfAR Gala, Cannes on Thursday, 26th May 2022. Held at the world-renowned Hotel du Cap-EdenRoc, the gala aims to raise funds for research into and awareness of, the global fight against HIV and AIDS. Guests at the star-studded event enjoyed musical performances from Christina Aguilera, Ricky Martin and Charli XCX, alongside a fashion show curated by Carine Roitfeld. The evening also featured a live auction with proceeds raised going to support the amfAR Foundation. Going under the hammer was one of the very first Project Thunderball models, finely handcrafted at Wiesmann's 'Gecko' factory, a stunning state-of-the-art facility in Dülmen, Germany which was auctionned for 700,000 Euros. Roheen Berry's involvement with amfAR is the first of many charities the Berry family are supporting as part of the newly established Berry Foundation, which will be officially launched later this year.
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Roheen Berry commented: “Project Thunderball is a remarkable moment in time for the
Wiesmann brand, and the culmination of a dream of years of design and engineering excellence bringing an all-rear-wheel-drive electric convertible sports car fit for the modern era, where timeless design meets cutting-edge technology. For the first time an iconic two-seater Wiesmann will deliver the performance, handling and spirit for which we are famed, with an advanced, German-engineered all-electric powertrain at its heart. I truly believe we’ve made the world’s most exciting electric sports car.”
Ricky Martin and Roheen Berry
Roheen Berry, owner and CEO of Wiesmann comments: "amfAR does vital work in the fight against HIV and AIDS, and we are delighted to be supporting its cause through our involvement in this very prestigious event. The Cote d'Azur could not be a better backdrop to introduce Project Thunderball in the metal for the first time, and through the auction we look forward to contributing much-needed funds for amfAR to put to good use." Roheen Berry says "Growing up between India and Africa, we saw first-hand the challenges that many communities face. I am determined to use my resources to support charities and causes which strive to tackle the issues that affect millions of lives every day." Project Thunderball is Wiesmann's response to the electrified vehicle revolution, also marking a revolution at the heart of its brand for the first time, combining the remarkable characteristics of an electric powertrain with the trademark performance, driving pleasure and styling of a true Wiesmann. The world-first all-electric convertible roadster will be crafted from advance carbon fibre, weighing in at little more than 1700kg (3747lb), with a power to weight ratio of 2.5kg per HP, bringing remarkable agility and handling more than worthy of the Wiesmann badge.
The target range of Project Thunderball is 500km, thanks to its state-of-the-art 800V high-voltage architecture providing a maximum 92kWh battery capacity (83kWh available) - uniquely high for a roadster. Powered by twin electric rear-mid mounted motors delivering up to 500kW (680hp) to the rear wheels and 1100 Nm of torque, bringing phenomenal straight-line performance and a targeted 0-62mph (0-100km/h) sprint acceleration time of 2.9 seconds, for an unrivalled exhilarating drive which the owner will never tire of. Project Thunderball is available to order now, with pricing from 300,000 Euros.
Business aviation company VistaJet acquires
Vista Global Holding (Vista) announces that it has entered into an agreement to acquire AIR HAMBURG’s operating platform and maintenance services. Founded in 2006, AIR HAMBURG has become one of the most well-established fullservice private aviation companies, flying to over 1,000 destinations in Europe alone. It is the largest private jet operator by number of flights across Europe, organizing over 18,800 flights for its clients in 2021, and it is second only to Vista in terms of hours flown, recording over 35,000 hours in 2021. As a result, Vista expects an increase of around 30% in flight hours (on a combined basis) globally following the completion of the transaction.
’’This is an incredible opportunity to remain at the top of the growing business aviation market. Over the last three years we have experienced strong growth, significantly increasing our market share across Europe and beyond. This cooperation between two of the largest operators means increasing our stability and securing further growth for our business, while allowing our team to showcase their strength and competencies to the most sophisticated clientele. We are looking forward to this next chapter in joining the Vista group.’’ Floris Helmers, CEO and Managing Director, AIR HAMBURG
’’The announcement brings a renowned institution of the EuroThepean private aviation market into the Vista group and complements our growth and service offering across Europe and the Middle East. AIR HAMBURG is an impressive, well-established and profitable business with a long-standing track record in best-in-class client service — like Vista, it is known for its reliability and consistency throughout a scaling fleet and high utilization. Vista’s leading flying solutions, with a business model based on a floating fleet, allows us to implement a quick, seamless integration. This is yet another d e m o n s t r a t i o n o f Vi s t a ’s u n r i v a l e d commitment to ensuring all our Members have access to the best value flying solutions across the world at any given moment. It is incredibly exciting to welcome over 650 highly-skilled new colleagues to become part of the Vista family of experts at one of the most exciting times for our industry. It has been an absolute pleasure to work closely with the leadership team to ensure both companies capitalize fully on the global opportunities within the expanding private aviation market’’.
Thomas Flohr, Founder and Chairman, Vista
The acquisition will augment Vista’s scale and fleet offering across key strategic regions and brings together two longestablished reputable companies with the shared vision of delivering the most reliable and consistent flying solutions and best experiences to their Members. The merger is the latest step in Vista’s relentless transformation of the highly fragmented business aviation ecosystem. Following strong global demand for private aviation services from new and existing clients, the move builds on the recent integrations of Apollo Jets, Talon Air, and Red Wing Aviation. In addition to a thriving charter business, Vista will integrate AIR HAMBURG’s world-class EASA Part 145 maintenance hub at Baden Baden Airpark, along with its Executive Handling division and VIP lounge at Hamburg Airport which will be available for Vista Members to use. www.vistajet.com
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The Penthouses & Sky Villas at the St. Regis Miami Are Now up for Sale If living high above the treetops is your sort of thing, the new St. Regis Residences Miami might be exactly what you’re looking for. The project, which consists of two towers, the Astor and the William, features penthouses and sky villas perfect for those seeking literal high-end accommodations. 183 units total are up for sale in the 46-story William tower, which should be completed in 2026, the penthouses and sky villas are the true showstoppers. The two upper penthouses and four sky villas will truly provide a living experience like no other.
Each penthouse will be a duplex unit with a private rooftop, where there will be a summer kitchen and pool. The first floor will feature an additional outdoor terrace for enjoying Florida’s good weather. The views from these units will be outstanding, since there aren’t many new high-rises in the surrounding area and new builds are allowed to go higher than was previously allowed. That basically guarantees 360degree views of the ocean, downtown Miami and the Brickell neighborhood where the residences will be located.
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The penthouse and villas will have incredible views at St. Regis Residences Miami.
“It really feels like a home in the sky,” Jon Paul Pérez, the president of Related Group
The sky villas, meanwhile, will be about 6,000 to 7,000 square feet, with an open living/dining area that takes up the entire front of the building. These units will also have large terraces, and most of the bedrooms will be on the second level. Throughout the towers, the condos come standard with 11-foot ceilings, custom European marble floors, Italian cabinetry, Wolf appliances and full-height wine refrigerators. While the units themselves are quite spectacular, the building wouldn’t live up to its St. Regis name without some pretty outstanding amenities. Pérez noted that the two towers will share 60,000 square feet of amenities, including a St. Regis spa, a fullservice restaurant, three pools (not including the private penthouse pools), sky bars/ terraces, cognac rooms and tearooms. Additionally, residents will have access to a private marina, which Pérez said is unique because marinas are no longer being approved for new buildings in Florida.
The sky villas are selling for $15 million to $19 million, while the penthouses start at $24 million. www.st-regisresidencesbrickell.com
6 Most Expensive Homes in the World for
Sale 1. Stonewall Farm, Westchester County, New York - $100 Million The epic, 740-acre equestrian estate is Westchester County’s largest, and has produced the winning horses of 40 stakes races. The owner, Calvin Klein cofounder Barry Schwartz, developed the property for about 40 years to create room for 88 steeds. Just an hour from Belmont Park, the grounds also sport a turf race track, round pens and fenced paddocks. Not to be outdone, the 24,000-square-foot Colonial manor house, which was designed by New Yorkbased architect Rebecca Rasmussen, offers eight bedrooms, eight bathrooms and one of the most impressive libraries we’ve seen. There’s also a 60foot pool, gardens and a butterfly house in case you get sick of the horses.
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2. The Penthouse at 432 Park Ave, Manhattan, New York - $169 Million
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The price is almost double what the owner, realestate developer Fawaz Alhokair, paid for it in 2016. On top of that, 432 Park Ave has had plenty of negative buzz this year (for more on that, see No. 16 on this list). Still, it’s not without its perks: The 8,225-square-foot penthouse is a full-floor unit with 24 windows, so the home certainly takes advantage of its lofty location. All of the furniture is part of the deal, too, including pieces from Hermès, Fendi and Bentley, plus a custom piano that has a brass plate printed with “Penthouse 96” on the side.
3. Vatuvara Private Islands, Fiji $155 Million A mansion is great, but your own resort is better. Priced at $155 million, the Vatuvara Isles comes with a set of luxury hotel villas, along with a private Twin Otter aircraft to get you to and from the far-flung Fijian island. You can choose to continue running the three villas as is, or relinquish managerial duties and turn them into an exclusive oasis for yourself. In addition to this main island, the purchase also includes three other isles that are much less developed. That means there is scope to create more seaside escapes for you and your crew. It’s social distancing at its finest. Vatuvara Private Islands
4. Little Pipe Cay, Exumas, Bahamas - $100 Million Little Pipe Cay to relist, for $15 million more than it originally asked in 2018. The big draw here is that, unlike many other isles on the market, this one already has all of the necessary infrastructure in place, so you can move in right away. It’s a 40-acre piece of land altogether, with a 5,300-square-foot main residence that comes fully furnished. Since it’s situated in the Exumas archipelago it’s not too far off from Miami either. However, like any private island, operational costs are a factor here—you’ll have to cough up about $1.5 million per year to keep it up and running. Build it out into a resort, though, and the place may just pay for itself.
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5. Steve Wynn Mansion, LosAngeles, California - $115 Million Casino mogul Steve Wynn relisted his Beverly Hills digs this year at a price cut—it was originally put on the market for $135 million in 2020. Nevertheless, the property is a significant piece of real estate, with a 27,000-square-foot home and 2.7 acres of land. Wynn’s shopping it for significantly more than he originally paid: a mere $47.8 million in 2015. Like the former executive’s glitzy Las Vegas properties, the residence feels a bit like a resort, complete with a tennis court, swimming pool and pool house. It’s not the only home that he’s shopping at the moment either: Wynn also relisted his Vegas pad last year for $24.5 million.
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6. Sloane House, London, England $200 Million
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It’s no easy feat to turn a historic 18th-century Georgian estate into a luxurious modern abode, but Formula One heiress Petra Ecclestone has managed to do exactly that with Sloane House. The British billionaire decided to keep the shell of the property, which is located in the tony neighborhood of Chelsea, but rebuilt pretty much everything else in just shy of five years. One highlight is the new basement, which includes a pool, gym, spa, hammam and squash courts, along with a salon, a kid’s playhouse and a screening room. Valued in excess of $200 million, the revamped property is now one of London’s hottest off-market offerings. For Real Estate, contact: email@example.com
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