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Editor NOTE

Dear Valued Reader, It is our privilege to welcome you to the latest edition of TLN Magazine, your gateway to the latest news in the world of luxury! Through this bimonthly publication, you will be able to stay abreast on the latest high-end products, services, and trends globally. In this edition, you will have an overview of some of our international members from different luxury industries. You will also witness some high-end events from influential brands. Watch out for the upcoming issues, we are going to take you in to a deeper journey to explore more detailed topics that cover a range of topnotch brands from the luxury industry. We will also feature some of the exciting affinity marketing projects that The Luxury Network is working on. You may take this publication as your personal lifestyle guide to the products and services to live the lush life and activities you truly deserve.

Ambassador Fares Ghattas Editor-in-Chief / Global CEO

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HIGHLIGHTS SEPT - OCT TLN Germany VIP Trip to The Champagne

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TLN New Zealand Mid-Winter Treat

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Luxury on the Lawn by TLN Kenya

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TLN Russia Summer Cocktail Event

TLN Qatar Members Networking Event

TLN UK Lifestyle Partnership Event at McLaren

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TLN Nigeria OfďŹ cial Launch Event

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DIOR HOMME X SENNHEISER AN UNPARALLELED SENSUAL EXPERIENCE

Audio specialist and couture house combine luxury design and high-end audio for special Dior Homme x Sennheiser editions

Legendary couture manufacturer Dior Homme and audio specialist Sennheiser have collaborated to make the ultimate appeal to the senses: Dior Homme x Sennheiser, a collection of pieces whose sonic performance is every bit as fine as their streamlined design. The collection includes special editions of the reference class Sennheiser HD 800 S headphones, the HDVD 800 headphone amplifier, the PXC 550 wireless noise-cancelling travel headphones and the high-end IE 800 ear-canal headphones. Each model features an exclusive finish by Dior Homme – an elegant black and anthracite design that is thrillingly accentuated with signature red detailing. The special editions are available as part of four solutions – home, travel, daily and pocket – each of which present Sennheiser’s products in an exquisitely crafted range of Dior Homme storage furniture, leather bags and pouches. Stemming from the instéternel initiative of German excellence forum Meisterkreis and its French pendant Comité Colbert, the collaboration between Sennheiser and Dior Homme represents a creative meeting of minds from leaders in the world of audio and fashion. Through ceaseless innovation to deliver the ultimate audio experience, Sennheiser has become the choice of the discerning audio connoisseur. Now, the audio specialist’s dedication to excellence has found its match in the collaboration with legendary couture manufacturer Dior, as Oliver Berger, Head of Global Design Management at Sennheiser, explains: “Like Sennheiser, Dior has a proud seven-decade history of uncompromised craftsmanship and excellence. We have combined our respective areas of passion and expertise to make the ultimate appeal to the senses. The Dior Homme x Sennheiser collection combines sophisticated bold aesthetics, exquisite materials and the cutting edge of audio technology.” Commenting on the collaboration, Kris Van Assche, Artistic Director of Dior Homme, explains: “Music has always been an integral part of my creative process and also an extended journey during my shows. The collaboration with Sennheiser seemed as a natural and a logical outcome.” The ultimate collection for uncompromised sound and style at home or on the move The Dior Homme x Sennheiser collection has been tailored without compromise to ensure that connoisseurs of couture and music can enjoy perfect sound whether at home or traveling. The collection comprises four solution packages – home, travel, daily and pocket.

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Yulia Smolina, the founder and director of luxury Beauty centre DAVIANI beauty&SPA

"My character trait is as an inner excitement - all the things that I start doing whatever I like it or not, I will bring to the end and in such a way that it will take breath away! Business, office, colleagues, employees, family, home, garden – all these things are my hobby and my happiness formula. Each time I am fully immersed in that part of the formula that I am doing in this immediate moment without forge ing about all the rest. Deep inside I'm a romantic person. I always need emotions which charge me and with the help of which I charge the others. I like everything new and I plunge into unknown topics with great pleasure, studying them with genuine interest." How it all began... 15 years ago I have been thinking about to open my own beauty centre. I absolutely cannot sit still. I had always a goal that motivated me to go forward. I've never studied business processes specifically. My professional life is my priceless experience. All that I know and I can do is the result of communication with professionals and reading lots of profile literature. For the successful management and own business development I am great on many things, but the most important is a professional team that surrounds me. It all started with careful selection of the place. Then, the choice stopped on Neglinnaya. City centre, convenient location and certainly parking availability that became the deciding factor. After that it was the time of construction. This is not my first object. More than 28 years in the field of beauty industry also plays a role. Therefore, I have an understanding of how the beauty zones should be organised, how the beauty centre should be designed to make it extremely cosy and comfortable for clients. With the team we have selected products from leading brands that have already won the trust of clients and do not need any advertising. Daviani team is a team of like-minded people, not just professionals, but creative people who are interesting to work with. Stylists of DAVIANI beauty&SPA have experience in the following: the shows (ETRO, Armani, Moschino, Paul Smith, Max Mara, Scervino, Jeun Paul Gaultier, Kseniya Knyazeva, fashion week in Moscow, Bosco Fashion Week, Russian Fashion Week), TV shows ("I Want to Meladze", "Fashion sentence", "Good morning on channel 1"), the annual awards (Music Box, Muz TV),

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shooting for magazines (ELLE, Cosmopolitan, Wedding, White Sposa Russian, Ok GQ magazine Bosco, BAZAR, TATLER, VOGUE, Hello), celebrities (Alexander Terekhov, Vera Brezhneva, Nadezhda Mikhalkova on the Disney channel). Makeup artists studied in Make up Atelier Paris, Mosmake and took private make-up lessons and also worked as make-up artists on TV channels (1 channel, Muz TV, NTV) and theatres (theatre of Oleg Menshikov, the Yermolova theatre), TV projects. Nail artists are participants of international competitions in nail extension, know the Thai Royal massage technique and their works were published in such a magazine like GQ. Dermatologists of Daviani regularly a end international conferences, hold postgraduate courses and broaden their horizons in modern anti-age technologies. All massage therapists are unique in different experiences. Some were trained by the representatives of the German school, others - Korean, Swedish schools on various diagnostics techniques to identify problems, some of them now the techniques of buccal and sculptural massages, also Indian massage by Dharamsala in the Himalayas, Ayurveda Panchakarma in India. The team includes massage therapists with the title of "international instructor of Hatha yoga" and those who practice Tibetan massage on Tibet. They have the technique of the Thai massage and passive stretching.


In Daviani we have the most advanced technology and equipment. I have personally attended many different expositions, conferences to get a sufficient amount of knowledge for the correct choice of equipment, cosmetics and technologies. About some exclusive items – certainly, we are studying the market, trends and in the work we use only the best and with an already proven reputation. In our beauty centre there are: multifunctional machine for face and body Icoone with unique technology of vacuum effect on the skin of the face and body and the latest epilation laser Soprano XL Ice in a gold colour which can be found in Moscow only in a few salons. And also we have rare cosmetic lines, such as Evidens de beaute'. It is rarely presented for sale and in a much smaller amount for professional care. We are proud of this. The result is stunning. All treatments are unique in their composition and names.

Moscow, Trubnaya Square, 2 www.daviani.ru +7 999 888 88 82 The motto of the beauty centre – " Place where beauty becomes a lifestyle" Beauty. The beauty should be always and in everything. To dress in good taste is beauty. To have a well-groomed appearance is beauty. Beauty is both a job and a car and everything that surrounds us. Lifestyle. Everyone chooses his/her own lifestyle but with today's pace of life in the rhythm of the megapolis you need to have time for everything, saving the beauty and health. Place. Beauty centre Daviani beauty&SPA is a place where beauty lives. Each element of interior design is chosen with great love. All equipment and cosmetics – combine the best latest trends to maintain the natural beauty of the client. We always do not have time to devote time to ourselves, and without this it is difficult to constantly move forward. To look thoroughly at the painting in the museum you need to stop and take a few steps back. The same is needed to understand yourself. To stop, to rest, to analyse emotions and feelings, to bring intermediate results, to spend time alone with yourself – this means to open doors in the present and the future. That is why, the phrase "Place where beauty becomes a lifestyle" became the Daviani motto. Here is the place where time slows down and appears an opportunity to devote more attention to yourself. DAVIANI is an artwork Yes, one of my main hobbies is the design, construction, interiors, design, decor... It's not a design in itself, it is my vision. Volume, design - how space should sound and merge into one whole place. I like designing interiors. Entering the building area, in my mind immediately emerges a picture of future interiors. Even the DAVIANI logo was thought and developed as an art-object. Delicate, soft lines, contours – I wanted to convey emotion, mood and character of a person. And at the same time – the promise that is associated with the desire to move forward, up to the goal. The uniqueness of Daviani beauty&SPA Many people ask me in what way Daviani differs from other premium beauty centres. Certainly, this is not a standard method of development. Classic back office of any beauty centre– one manager and one accountant. But knowing how hard it is to do everything single-handedly in our format of movement– ambitious, and that does not fit into the usual framework that is why, our team is big enough. We have the modern system of business management, we do regular assessment of client's satisfaction, quick and effective response to their wishes and expectations.

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Days 1-3: The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, Matauri Bay, Bay of Islands There’s nothing quite like starting your New Zealand experience with a scenic helicopter flight north over the stunning Northland coastline from Auckland International Airport to The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs. Set atop 6000 acres of rolling farmland in the Bay of Islands this opulent lodge enjoys panoramic views of the vast Pacific Ocean, including offshore Cavalli Islands and Cape Brett. Start your day with a spot of land-based fishing with an exquisite barbeque on Kauri Cliffs private Pink Beach, before spending the afternoon touring the vast farmland by quad bike. Make the most of the incredible Bay of Islands with an all-day sailing or motor launch cruise through pristine waters around 144 sub-tropical islands; and experience a round of golf on Kauri Cliffs’ Par 72 PGA Championship golf course with the lodge’s resident golf professional. Designed by Dave Harman and with six holes played alongside cliffs that plunge to the sea, this course is consistently rated among the best in the world.

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magnificent properties in three unique regions of New Zealand, sets you up for experiencing New Zealand on a truly grand scale. Complete with private air transfers for your entire stay in New Zealand, this experience for four has comfort and luxury in abundance.


Days 4-6: The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, Hawke’s Bay Return to Auckland Airport by helicopter, before transferring to a private aircraft to continue your journey to Hawke’s Bay wine country and the home of The Farm at Cape Kidnappers. This luxury lodge at land’s end is set atop rolling pastureland that gives way to dramatic cliffs and the vast Pacific Ocean. Travel from the Napier Airport in a mint condition vintage car through the Art Deco Capital of the World and onwards for an exclusive winery tour. Experience some of the world’s best wines in the heart of New Zealand wine

Days 7-9: Matakauri Lodge, Queenstown Your private aircraft will land in Queenstown, as a luxury car awaits. Travel a short distance to Kawarau River before boarding a jet boat transfer that will take you down the river to Lake Wakatipu, past the centre of Queenstown and directly to the incredible Matakauri Lodge, nestled below the Remarkable, Cecil and Walter Peak mountain ranges. Settle into the palatial Owner’s Cottage and absorb the truly impressive and imposing mountain vista. As one of the world’s premi-

country. That night, after arriving at The Farm’s elegant Owner’s Cottage, indulge in delicious farmto-table cuisine as the lodge’s chefs create masterful meals using local produce to perfection. At The Farm, you will also enjoy a Can-Am Property Exploration, before a round of golf with the lodge’s resident golf professional. The Cape Kidnappers, Tom Doak-designed course is ranked No.1 in New Zealand and 19th in the world. This spectacular course has been hailed as one of the great modern marvels in golf.

For your final day at The Farm, board an AirbusAS350 Helicopter for a scenic flight to White Island – New Zealand’s most active volcano. Explore the stark landscape, peppered with vibrant sulphur formations and active steam vents, as well as a vast steaming crater. Return to The Farm in time for a Kiwi Discovery Walk, where you will get to see and hold New Zealand’s native kiwi bird. Experience this national bird like few New Zealanders ever get the chance to, with naming rights for one special bird.

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Accompanied by the patriarch of Otago’s Pinot Noir, reap the benefit of his knowledge as you do a scenic flight over Queenstown. Stop in at select vineyards to meet the winemakers, taste the wine and experience the heart of alpine viticulture.

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Maraca Generalife Gardens candle and diffuser, was inspired by the historic Jardines del Generalife gardens in Granada, Spain. How closely are creating candles and fragrances related? They are two completely different things, and blending the fragrance and wax together can be quite complex at times. It involves vigorous testing to ensure the scent remains the same in a candle as it does as a pure fragrance. Some fragrances are just too delicate and don’t combine well with wax, so the formulation needs tweaking to make it work. For instance, my latest citrus fragrance, Sevillian Neroli, has taken me more than a year to develop. The citrus notes are usually quite thin and so the temperature has to be set perfectly when pouring the wax and fragrance together, or else the fragrance will vanish quickly during the process. What are some of your more unusual combinations? Generalife Gardens! This is definitely the most unusual fragrance I have created - it’s like a green garden in a jar. The notes consist of green tomato leaf, wild fig, blackcunant, grapefruit and galbanum. Any tips on candle care?

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The first time you light your candle, do not trim the wick-this first bum needs a high hot flame to melt the wax right to the edge of the vessel, which will encourage even burning. Do not extinguish the first flame until the entire top layer turns into liquid wax. This may take up to an hour or more depending on the size of the candle. After the first burn, try to let the candle bum for long stretches to encourage the wax to evenly melt and to prevent wax tunneling. Burn for periods of no more than three hours at a time. Always trim the wick to a quarter of an inch before you light the candle again after the first bum.

Founder and ‘nose’ of Maraca

How did you become a ‘nose’? A ‘nose’ is a person whose olfactory skill is used to compose fragrances. I grew up surrounded by fragrance - my mum and aunt both worked in the industry. I’ve been working in the industry since I was 17 and found I had a natural gift for detecting notes and determining what works well together. Becoming a nose takes passion and a bit of natural skill. It can take months or years to come up with a great fragrance. Do you have to take care of your senses to retain your role? Everything I see, feel, touch, smell and observe every day is part of my inspiration. As a nose, I am essentially a designer and need to understand and know the current trends, fashion and culture. Memories and visiting new places inspire my scents - for example, my second latest creation this year, the 44

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“At any time of the day or night”: Connoisseurs of the sparkling delicacy will gladly follow this recommendation for enjoying POMMERY.

POMMERY Champagne is a perfect accompaniment as an aperitif, complements every dinner and is also a luxurious refreshment for every occasion.

In fact, is there anything more tempting than enjoying the anticipation and getting in the mood for spring time, the weekend or a mild summer night with a glass of POMMERY Rosé Champagne? Discreet apricot shades, elegant fruity aromas and a delicate perlage: The POMMERY Rosé Champagnes surprise even enamoured couples and experts with their friendly lightness. Already in 1858 Madame Pommery very aptly noted that a glass of cooled champagne is the highlight of any given moment. You would like to celebrate the feast of your life? © Denise Schuster | Foodlovin.de

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The champagne house from Reims does not only stand for refinement and perfection, but also for innovation. Madame Pommery opened up “what was the biggest building site of the century in Reims”: the metamorphosis of the chalk-pits into cellars. 18 km of galleries were hollowed out into the chalk that have since housed over 20 million bottles of Champagne 30 metres below ground with just one legendary staircase leading down to the POMMERY treasure. Even if all wines of the POMMERY house are fully interfused by Madame Pommery´s creative spirit, it comes to its fullest perfection in the Cuveé Louise - a characteristic blend of purity, finesse and elegance. The Cuvée Louise is a master composition to fall in love with. It is always different and ever unique: conserved in the dark, slowly matured naturally – time and the freshness of the chalk work their magic. Eight years are required for its aromas of apricot, brioche and touch of orange blossoms to reach complete perfection.

Enjoying champagne from the house of POMMERY in a stylish gathering means sharing a piece of life. Tchin-tchin!

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Akarua’s stunning range of sparkling wines are a must try. Perfect for any occasion and fantastic with food, these award winning wines are a taste of pure luxury. Released in 2012, these three wines have consistently been recognised both internationally and at home for their style and quality. Now amassing a total of five trophies and

twenty-three gold medals, you are sure to be impressed. Luxury Network members receive an exclusive rate, please contact cellardoor@akarua.com more information.

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Rolls-Royce Sydney Partners With The Bespoke Corner Tailors

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The Luxury Network UK Members Partner with Race Festival to Celebrate Style The Moët & Chandon July Festival at Newmarket is fast becoming one of the country’s most stylish summer events and provided the perfect opportunity for the racecourse to team up with fellow The Luxury Network members in celebration of style and fashion. Proving that Newmarket is not just about world-class racing, visitors came in their tens of thousands, donning their finest attire, to enjoy the unique garden party atmosphere at the July course and to enter the annual Style Awards competition. Held over three race days, an amazing array of luxury prizes are up for grabs for the best dressed ladies, gents and couples respectively. Amongst the superb prize packages on offer this year, Luxury Network members ITC Luxury Travel in conjunction with the Jumeriah Zabeel Saray Hotel provided a fantastic short break in Dubai for the Best Dressed Lady, whilst Cornerstone offered a year’s supply of grooming products and their personalised razors for the most dapper gent on Gentlemans Day. Linn Audio offered all the Style Award winners the opportunity to enjoy an exclusive At Home Linn Lounge experience. One of their own product specialists will install a top-end Studio Master music system in their very own home for a weekend, enabling them to enjoy a musical journey from their chosen legendary artist at the highest possible level available. Spectacular outfits and hats were seen everywhere amongst the grandstands, immaculate sun-kissed lawns and around the picturesque Parade Ring, with this year’s Style Awards judging panel including designer to the stars Christian Cowan and top milliner Rosie Olivia.

The stylish Best Dressed Couple Award winners

Film production company the Luxury Marketing House were commissioned to video all the action throughout the day, including fellow Luxury Network members cheering their winners home and we look forward to sharing their film very soon.

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The World Magazine Presentation Supported by The Luxury Network Russia

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TLN Qatar Manages the Official Launch of Selamlique Istanbul in doha _______________________________________________________________________________

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elamlique Istanbul introduces its selection of high quality Turkish coffee, confectionery & accessories products at The St. Regis Doha. Selamlique Istanbul is taking an important step towards expanding the Turkish culture in to the world through its flagship store in Doha, Qatar. The launch event was officiated by The Luxury Network Qatar. Capsule Turkish coffee machine marks a new era for Turkish coffee Selamlique Istanbul sets out with the key mission of making it easier to prepare Turkish coffee, a favorite among Turkish people, and spread it across the world. With this intention, Selamlique launched the ‘Capsule Turkish Coffee Machine’ in, marking a new era in the coffee market. Same perfect taste anywhere in the world Selamlique’s Capsule Turkish Coffee Machine enables preparing and drinking Turkish coffee at the same perfect taste anywhere in the world. Selamlique Istanbul preserves the taste of Turkish coffee through capsules offered in different flavors that are always fresh and natural. Adding a stylish identity to the traditional Turkish coffee ritual Turkish coffee is one of the rare examples of products that have direct links to their origins. With a view in spreading Turkish coffee across the world, Selamlique Istanbul was established in 2009. Preserving the centuries-old serving and drinking ritual of Turkish coffee, Selamlique Istanbul adds a tasteful identity to this traditional ritual that feeds on its original land and appeals to the whole world from its natural flavors used to the coffee cups and containers, and preparing and serving methods. Offering a perfectly refined combination of tradition and modernity, Selamlique Istanbul has designed single-serving sachet available in seven different flavors: Traditional, Dark Roast, Decaf, Cardamom, Mastic, Chocolate and Cinnamon.

Unique Turkish flavors offered in exclusive designs As the first brand to produce world-class Turkish coffee, Selamlique Istanbul also manufactures products unique to Turkey in exclusive designs in addition to the coffee blends selection in its factory located in Izmir. Selamlique Istanbul offers a range of exclusively designed coffee cups and Turkish coffee accessories that complement the coffee ritual as well as a fine selection of Turkish delights and confectionery product

Mr. Michel Medawar, the General Manager of Selamlique Istanbul in Qatar said during the event, “We are proud to add such an exclusive and luxurious brand in to our portfolio, targeting people who love coffee and delights. We look forward to opening new boutiques in other prominent locations in the region.” Today, Selamlique Istanbul operates in 70 stores and over 20 points of sale in 12 countries. Introducing the groundbreaking ‘Capsule Turkish Coffee Machine,’ Selamlique Istanbul continues to spread the Turkish coffee across the world. 71


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A Stylish Afternoon of High Tea & Private Viewing of Fine Jewels and Watches Auction On Monday, May 8th Mossgreen and Ostar International Media Group hosted a stylish afternoon of High Tea and private viewing of the Fine Jewels and Watches Auction.

Guests met with the Co-Founders and Owners of Mossgreen, Australia’s largest and most innovative Auction House, Paul Sumner, Chief Executive Officer and Amanda Swanson, Director of Events and Sponsorhship. The private viewing featured highlights of the auction including an exquisite 1930’s diamond bracelet by Cartier.

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MEMBERS Affairs Ferrari Qatar Leads 70th Anniversary Celebrations in the GCC with First-of-its-kind Parade

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he exhilarating sound of Ferrari engines roared through the streets of Doha, as over 50 “Cavallino Rampante” models cruised together in a spectacular car parade. Organised by Alfardan Sports Motors, the official dealer of Ferrari in Qatar, in

the core values of technological innovation, performance and style experiences for Ferrari clients and enthusiasts under the theme of

commitment to bring the complete brand experience to Qatar, and build on its legacy, generation after generation.” Aperta made an impressive appearance as the symbol of the

throughout its history. played host to an elegantly orchestrated evening composed of a variety of traditional performances, including a gala dinner

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MEMBERS Affairs The Beau Cut™ is the perfect combination of organic form, entwined with the traditional brilliant cut shape – creating exceptional brilliance and sparkle through both the facets and the fine precision cutting by Swarovski. Applying his knowledge as a gemmologist, Beau transposed this perfect shape of a flawless water droplet onto each facet of a stone, presenting a water drop faceted diamond shape, repetitively totalling 60+1 facets or 60 facets + 1 culet. So, from the perfect water drop shape, the Beau Cut™ was created.

His new SPLASH! Couture Collection, like his original SPLASH! Bespoke Collection, captures the preciously beautiful moment as a raindrop bursts with a splash. Intricately crafted, the diamonds swim in a unique carrier liquid beneath the specially durable, lead-crystal glass – each movement harnessing and enhancing the reflective energy of these precious stones. This sophisticated jewellery collection of 13 pieces transcends the constraints of traditional stone setting – marrying the art of finely crafted, hand blown glass with traditional stones. Each piece – earrings, pendants, bracelets, rings, brooch and tiara – contains up to 160 mixed sized Beau Cut™ diamonds (0.5 to 2.5 carats) to ensure maximum sparkle. Both pendants and bracelets hang from a simple white-gold, rose-gold or yellow-gold chain. Donna Air modeling Beau Han Xu’s jewellery

TLN UK Member, Beau Han Xu, launches new Couture Diamond Jewellery Collections

he was awarded first prize in a fine jewellery design competition initiated by Susannah Lovis, Burlington Arcade, as well as being selected as one of the finalists for the International Talent Support Competition (ITS). He was also selected as a finalist in the Edgard

designer, Shaun Leane.

Clemence Devaux, Head of Jewellery at William & Son, has selected Beau Han Xu as the chosen young jewellery brand with a unique aesthetic to display alongside the William & Son in-house jewellery collection from June 2017. Clemence comments: “Beau Han Xu is our most wildly innovative resident to date, following in the footsteps of previous artists Lily Gabriella, Sarah Ho and Morphée. We have just launched his new, luxurious SPLASH! Diamond Bespoke collection, to be followed by SPLASH! Couture in July and new collections in September and Christmas.” Beau Han Xu adds: “It is such an honour and privilege to be invited by William & Son to be their Artist in Residence this year. I am incredibly grateful for their support and look forward to launching my collections with them in their gorgeous Bruton Street store”.

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transforming splash. These are moments the human eye cannot see but Beau, collaborating with scientists from Imperial College, has captured on camera the exquisitely organic shape of a waterdrop, formed by the force of gravity. These images fired his imagination and This collection is undeniably romantic – with delicate drops that appear frozen in time. Each drop is hand crafted in clear perspex, and cups a Beau Cut™ diamond, chain.

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The Treasure by Bin Faqeeh Co.

tln qatar member bin faqeeh co. to start delivering $270m projects in q1

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in Faqeeh, a Bahrain-based privately-owned real estate investment company, has announced that it will will start delivering $270 million worth of projects

during the first quarter of 2017. The developer said the projects that will be delivered includes The Grand, Plus, The Nest, Dar Tower, Forbes Tower, The Treasure, 360° and The Tweet. Faisal Faqeeh, chairman of Bin Faqeeh, said: “It’s our pleasure to announce to the owners and investors that a number of our outstanding projects are set to be handed over in the first quarter of 2017, after completion of all luxury finishes, facilities and final touches. “With the completion of these eight real estate development projects, the total number of delivered projects will reach 30 projects, which constitute 80 percent of total projects in the pipeline,” he added.

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Faqeeh said the company will “re-emphasise our commitment” to complete construction works in its remaining real estate projects. Bin Faqeeh revealed that it has completed 30 percent of the construction works in its Water Bay project, which is a threeresidential tower project built in Bahrain Bay and consists of a total of 588 apartments. The developer said Hidd Heights, a 13-floor residential tower built next to Prince Khalifa bin Salman Park, is at a similar stage of construction. Construction work in its Alsidra project will start in the end of the first quarter of 2017 to build 465 villas at Diyar Al Muharraq while work is also under progress at its Layan project.

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David Fowkes Launch Men’s Gemstone Range at Classic UK Race Festival

High end jewellery brand David Fowkes partnered with Newmarket Racecourses at the world famous QIPCO Guineas Festival for the launch of their first Menswear Collection. Newmarket’s exclusive hospitality venue The Winning Post Pavilion, provided the perfect setting to present the elegant new menswear range focused on exclusive gemstones, cut to perfection. Combining creative, contemporary designs with quality craftsmanship, the unique new collection includes lapel studs, collar studs, tie slides and cuff-links with matching rings, all speciality-cut from gemstones mixed with precious metals. VIP racegoers attending Newmarket’s Classic race were given the first taste of the sparkling, hand-crafted pieces and invited to try them on as the perfect accessory for the dapper gentleman. Whilst David and his team were on hand to offer expert advice on gemstones as an investment purchase. For those seeking personal input into designing a special piece for men or women, David Fowkes offer bespoke commissions and one-off pieces as well as ready-to-wear collections, all handcrafted at their rural studio in Thoresby Court, North Nottinghamshire.

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Driving The Dream: Six Tips On Financing Your Next Car

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4. May help to boost your credit standing. Finance provides a good opportunity to demonstrate the ability to manage credit well and to meet repayment schedules. So long as the payments are consistently made on time. 5. Choices. How suitable car finance options are to individuals are largely dependent on the nature of cash-flow in their business, or credit score. The variety of different products/packages means that there is something for everyone. 6. Know the terms of the loan, additional fees, monthly payments and penalties associated with making late payments or even double payments. A finance broker will be able to assist you with this. If you would like to discuss car financing opportunities, Nonpareil Finance can assist with a full range of Vehicle, Asset, and Commercial loan products, as well as Insurance.


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The Luxury Network Germany Hosts Exclusive VIP Trip to The Champagne Region in France

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first taste of future exciting events, each participant received a wonderful giveaway with personal greetings from the event partner Hapag-Lloyd Cruises.

The group of like-minded connoisseurs met on May 5 after a relaxed pre-extension at the Villa Kennedy in Frankfurt. The 5-star Deluxe Hotel is part of The Luxury Network’s membership portfolio and was the starting point of a special lifestyle experience. As a prelude and

Thanks to the dedicated support of Tesla Motors and the Dörr Group, also members of The Luxury Network, guests were spoiled for choice between a mix of a variety of new Tesla vehicle models, Lotus, McLaren and Lamborghinis, all of which are equally standing for Luxury class and unlimited driving fun. After each vehicle had found its temporary new owner, the guided outing started at best weather

his “Money cannot buy” weekend event from the 5th – 7th May was designed by The Luxury Network ultimately for the top customers of its members. Due to the strictly limited number of 25 participants it was fully booked within a short time.

conditions in a convoy heading southwest in the direction of France, with the final destination of Reims and the Domaine Pommery, one of the most beautiful properties in Champagne.

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TLN News The first stage of the journey took us across the picturesque wine route and the South Palatinate to Alsace, where this illustrious crowd checked in at the romantic hotel “Auberge du Cheval Blanc”. Here, at the foot of the Vosges, you could let your mind wander or alternatively take a shot with your favourite vehicle in the idyllic surroundings. The participants were then looking forward to a culinary evening, which after a get-together champagne reception was marked by a gourmet dinner created by the star cook Pascal Bastian, celebrated in the in-house 2-star Michelin restaurant “Le Cheval Blanc”. At the latest now every guest felt in fact “Like Heaven on Earth”. After a relaxing night and a strengthening breakfast with home-made delicacies, which did not leave any wishes unfulfilled, the convoy continued cheerfully and in the best frame of mind its journey to The Champagne and the renowned Domaine Pommery. At the arrival of this concentrated PS Power around midday, just like magic the impressive gate of the Domaine opened to welcome as the main host all the guests with great “hello”. The “VIP Pommery Experience” began like the typical French way of life with an extended lunch – of course – accompanied by champagne and followed by a private tour of the cellars. At the same time, you could marvel at a collection of contemporary art that could make some museums jealous. A short taxi transfer took the already friendly connected group to the hotel, where everybody got ready for the upcoming big Farewell dinner in the legendary Villa Demoiselle.

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TLN News As a final highlight, the Villa Demoiselle captivated the participants for a glamorous evening in closed circle. Under the expert guidance of the host Thomas Wirz, Managing Director of Vranken-Pommery Germany & Austria, the guests first enjoyed insider views into the history of this outstanding tribute to the Belle Époque era. In style and in line with the location, the famous “Demoiselle Rosé” was served as a cocktail from Jeroboam bottles as you walked through the mansions, inspired by the spirit of the past. Before the dinner, the group gathered in the flowering garden of the villa, where everything was prepared for a “Sabrage”. Some guests faced the challenge and, with the short introduction of the Master of Ceremonies, skillfully opened a bottle of champagne with a saber.

Following the French habits, the beheaded head with cork and date of the ceremony was handed over to them as a sign of good luck. At the festive dinner, the excellent champagne accompaniment was thoughtfully coordinated with the menu, including a “Demoiselle La Parisienne 2007” as well as the sensational “Diamant Brut” and “Diamant Rosé” to accomplish a perfect finale of this “VIP Pommery Experience”. All good things come to an end and therefore after this unforgettable evening and with many more memorable new impressions in the luggage, the return journey to Germany was due the next day. At the farewell, plans had been made already to meet up again in the future and The Luxury Network Deutschland along with their event partners can look back on a successful weekend event with overwhelmingly positive feedback from the participants.

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The Luxury Network Qatar Members Networking Event

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amadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and Muslims observe this worldwide as a month of fasting (Sawm) to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. (Wikipedia) The Luxury Network Qatar celebrated the beginning of this traditional event through an intimate social gathering at it’s office at the finest address in Qatar, The St. Regis Doha. The event was co-hosted by the luxury property management and brokerage firm FG Realty. FG Realty is a full-service professional property management company that provides integrated services for all kind of properties interested in creating a spirit of distinction in the real estate market of the GCC. Other members joining them to showcase their products and services during the evening were Lavazza, Selamlique Turkish Coffee, San Benedetto, and Bin Faqeeh Company.

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The representatives of each participating official member shared some informative and interesting presentations about their brands during the event. The members indulged in to a feast of sumptuous light snacks and specialized drinks served exclusively by Selamlique Turkish Coffee and San Benedetto. The Luxury Network Qatar and FG Realty would like to thank all members who attended and contributed in to the success of this event.


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The Luxury Network Russia Business Breakfast at Neva Towers

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n the 14th of June, The Luxury Network Russia organized a business-breakfast dedicated to the latest tendencies and perspectives of the luxury property market. The event took place at the office of Neva Towers, one of the most stylish developer offices of Moscow. Dmitry Golubkov, head of the Citi Bank investment strategy showcased analytics of the market and reminded the guests that property is still one of the most reliable investments. After him, the managing partner of Savills, Dmitry Khalin, presented the latest news from Moscow’s luxury property market. At the end the sales director of Neva Towers Olga Pastushkova told the success story of their project, which is the most successful in Moscow City (Skyscraper region of Moscow).

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The Luxury Network New Zealand Invited Members & Guests to a Mid-Winter Treat

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n Thursday 15th June at 5.30pm the first guests arrived at COAST New Zealand’s stunning showroom in Auckland’s fashionable Ponsonby Road—home to some of the most sophisticated boutiques, luxury homewares and distinctly different fashion. Within no time at all, the showroom was thronging with guests mixing, mingling and indulging in a spot of retail therapy.

On display was COAST’s full range of enduring but timeless marine beanbags, their hand-made, canvas luggage collection made here in New Zealand and their luxury, natural textiles including NZ merino wool, linen and cotton throws, blankets and more. The back of the showroom opened up to a deck and courtyard which showcased this beautiful collection to perfection—perfect for indoors, outdoors, on the boat or at the beach. The evening was co-hosted by new member Elle + Riley who currently have a winter pop-up store in part of at the COAST Showroom. Elle + Riley are the cashmere experts—they specialise is creating beautiful cashmere garments for both men and women out of this sumptuous yarn that has earned the reputation as one of the most luxurious natural fibres in the world. Members and guests were able to indulge in the beauty of the modern, simple cashmere pieces created for every day and every season by Yolande and Elle—this mother and daughter team. After seeing and feeling, few left empty-handed. 84

Midway through the evening Nicola Webster, founder of COAST NZ, said a few words about her business and gave away a beautiful leather-bound folio in the prize draw. A second lucky winner received an Elle + Riley wrap in the colour of their choice after a few words from Elle, director of Elle + Riley. Drinks and delicious canapés were served as time whizzed by; before we knew it, the evening was over. Another resounding success for The Luxury Network New Zealand.


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The Luxury Network Australia & Aspen Ski Company Host Winter Party On Board Superyacht Vegas

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he Luxury Network Members Pier One Sydney, Pommery Champagne, Aspen Ski Company and LK Group partnered for a wonderful celebration of all things winter. Aspen Snowmass friends and guests joined LK Group and Capitol Grand for a Welcome to Winter party on board private Superyacht Vegas. Aspens Ski Company’s Australian PR representative Flip Burn along with Larry Kestleman, Chairman of LK Group welcomed guests and friends of Aspen on board to celebrate the Australian Ski Season and talk about the upcoming Winter season in Aspen Colorado. There was also a presentation on the new 6 Star Melbourne Iconic property development Capitol Grand.

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TLN News Luxury on the Lawn, The Collectors Edition Hosted by The Luxury Network Kenya

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he Luxury Network Kenya recently held an amazing evening of opulence bringing together four brands to create an unprecedented partnership. Themed “Luxury on the Lawn – The Collectors Edition’ the cocktail introduced HNW guests to bespoke luxury furniture, a range of Mercedes Benz vehicles and a Whisky mentorship session. The event was sponsored by Panesars Interiors, DT Dobie, Kenya Breweries Limited and created by P&L Luxe. The highlight of the event was the unveiling of a limited edition Cocktail Table designed by Panesars Kenya. Created from solid brass and Mahogany from Uganda. Also showcased was the

extremely elegant Eletto. This one of a kind console is also created from solid mahogany and comes in a matt or gloss finish. It was offered to the guests alongside the new Mercedes GLE Coupe in matching colour. Over 100 guests were able to order vehicles, furniture and a selection of Whisky from the Diageo Reserve portfolio. The evening was crowned with a detailed Whisky Mentorship session by Kenya Breweries Limited’s Alexander Kitavi of Diageo Reserve Brands Portfolio.

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The Luxury Network Germany B2B Meeting and Business Workshop

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n July 19, 2017 The Luxury Network Germany Summer Meeting was again dominated by intensive further affinity plans for the coming half-year 2017. This time new member HEARTHOUSE was chosen as the location of the get-together of the members community for a business workshop.

The day ended with a series of exciting new plans. The Luxury Network will continue to expand along with its members and the top customers of the members are already excited!

The private “members only� atmosphere of the co-host HEARTHOUSE provided the perfect setting to launch new B2C projects and projects within the member community. During the Lunches, networking discussions were intensively continued followed by a business workshop, which gave all participants the opportunity to explain and adopt individual concepts.

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TLN News The Luxury Network Russia Hosts Luxurious Evening in Honour of The World Magazine

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n 28th of June The Luxury Network Russia invited more than 50 HNW guests to take part in an intellectual discussion dedicated to the new issue of The World magazine. The event took place at the huge penthouse of Savills. Its beautiful interiors, jazz music and an impressive art collection made the event really special. The host of the event was The World’s chief editor, Lara Lychagina, who was later joined by famous Russian lawyer, Alexander Karabanov, who is also columnist of the magazine. At the end there was a lottery. Many of the guests received prizes from TLN Members, including: pillows from Estetica Vison, bottles of French wine, certificates to Daviani Beauty Salon and an annual check at the Avrora stomatological clinic. The discussion finished after midnight on the huge 90-meter terrace of the penthouse.

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n Tuesday 30th May, The Luxury Network New Zealand held a working lunch at Seafarers in Auckland.

Cars as Gold sponsors for their magazine through introductions made through the network. Not only this, CBRE provides a property expert to speak at the Juno Exchange Investment seminars; this allows Juno to access potential new customers and exposes CBRE to a new audience.

Drinks and canapés were served while members arrived, mingled and networked—this is the perfect occasion to circulate and actively pursue new collaborative opportunities. It is the chance not only for members to promote their own business but also to discover what other members are doing—what is working for them in the world of luxury so that we can all win together. Throughout the lunch, members were given the opportunity to stand up and talk for a few minutes about their business, what they offer and the successful collaborations they have forged through membership of The Luxury Network. We heard from Chris Lim of Maraca, the fragrance company who has been able to replace an existing supplier of body care products at Next Generation Health

Club; Maraca products are also now available in the gym gift shop. Carlos King of Next Gen & Tony Terrill of Mondo Travel spoke of how they have partnered to offer Health Club members exclusive travel deals and offers through their monthly newsletter. In addition to this, they have created “destination evenings with guest speakers” where the travel experts offer their knowledge and advice as part of Next Gen’s annual calendar of events. A member benefit for Next Gen and new business opportunity for Mondo Travel.

These are just a few of the many examples of successful working relationships and upcoming opportunities developing through the network. We look forward to sharing another collaboration with you at our next event on 15th June at the Coast Showroom where Elle+Riley cashmere currently has a pop-up shop to showcase their beautiful range of knitwear. Our thanks to Maraca for the stunning boxed candle and to Lily&Louis for the Journal and Pen.

Renei Kingi explained how Pie Funds were able to make use of the exclusive member offer at Luxury Lodge Cape Kidnappers for their Annual Chairman’s Fund retreat. New Business in the quiet season for the Lodge and a saving for Pie Funds. Brenda Ward talked of how Juno Magazine has secured CBRE and Continental

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TLN News The Luxury Network UK Hosts Summer Networking Event at Big Screen on The Green

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he Luxury Network UK hosts Summer Networking Event at Big Screen on The Green. Members indulged in the quintessentially British tradition of watching Wimbledon Men’s Semi Finals whilst enjoying champagne and networking with each other.

It proved to be a highly successful and fun afternoon. We were also delighted to see that our member, Hapag Lloyd Cruises, was one of the headline sponsors at the event.

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usiness Day at the historic Home of Horseracing proved to be an inspiring venue for the recent The Luxury Network

UK members’ seminar. The impressive Rowley Mile at Newmarket Racecourses played host to 30 luxury brand members who met to network and discuss potential partnership projects. New members Edge Retreats and Red Eye Events presented their brands and ways in which other members could collaborate with them and were followed by an insightful video shot at Newmarket by The Luxury Marketing House for Richard Hannon Racing. Following a splendid lunch in one of the Millennium Stadium Executive Boxes, members were invited to view the award-win-

The Luxury Network hold quarterly B2B seminars at differing

ning range of facilities at Newmarket. They were then able to

locations, for decision-making representatives from member

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brands to build relationships and plan unique partnerships, as

gramme of exciting flat racing at the Spring Race Meeting.

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TLN News The Luxury Network Germany B2B Members Meeting & Project Workshop

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t the end of April, the members of The Luxury Network Germany met for the second time this year for an intensive exchange and project workshop, which took place this time at the Hotel de Rome in Berlin. The elegant Hotel de Rome is one of the luxury Rocco Forte Hotels, one of the founding members of The Luxury Network. As co-hosts, they also provided the perfect setting for some inspiring members only meetings. Before this great historical backdrop, the get-together started with a lecture by the renowned media expert and author Prof. Dr. Jo Groebel on the subject of “luxury consumption in the 21st century: a typology of different usage groups”. Followed by a stimulated discussion of the topic.

The upcoming “The Luxury Network Magazine” was introduced as a new added benefit to membership of The Luxury Network. The magazine will give members the opportunity to have a media presence in print and online and will be distributed to the HNW customers of more than 500 luxury brands within The Luxury Network’s global portfolio, which was greatly appreciated by the members. After a networking lunch, the project workshop concentrated on a series of joint B2C project plans, including the upcoming VIP outing to the Domaine Pommery. An outstanding weekend experience conceived by The Luxury Network for the top customers of their members. The eventful day concluded with a wonderful concert evening hosted by Vranken-Pommery.

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TLN News The Luxury Network Victoria Hosts An Exclusive Evening With Brighton Land Rover

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n Tuesday June 20 th Brighton Land Rover hosted an exclusive event with guests of Ostar International Media Group featuring a bespoke collection of Range Rover Vogue, Sport and Evoque on display. Guests were treated to a wine tasting by Greenstone Vineyards.

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TLN UK Lifestyle Partnership Event at McLaren Knightsbridge

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he cocktail reception and networking evening featured 7 showcasing brands including; Alexander James Interiors, Cornerstone, David Fowkes Jewellery, Linn, Hapag Lloyd, Inspired Events and Luxury Marketing House Guests heard from George Farquhar, head of VIP and Affinity Relations Manager before the luxury prize draw.

Spectacular prizes were on offer especially money can’t buy experiences such as; McLaren factory tour and David Fowkes Jewellery making tour. This is a just small glimpse of the wide array of members and opportunities that The Luxury Network facilitates.

The Ambassadors of Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, The Philippines and Sri Lankas with DC members and invited guests.

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n the 20th of July, The Luxury Network Russia hosted a summer cocktail event for its official members.

CEOs and General Managers from 30 different luxury companies met to be introduced to new The Luxury Network members and to discuss joint projects and plans. The event took place at the beautiful Russian restaurant Vanil, located in the center of Moscow. Sub Zero & Wolf were the first to introduce themselves. Followed by luxury car brand owners club for Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Porsche and MercedesBenz, who have recently become a media partners of The Luxury Network Russia. Finally, the guests were introduced to new member, Moscow Polo Club. This exclusive event was made extra special with a private viewing of works by Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali. Art expert Alexey Volobaev told the guests the story of the represented works and explained why they are a good investment and why the artists became so popular in Russia. The main speaker of the evening was Yuliana Gordon, the head of the board of AIZEL.RU, one of the first and the biggest online luxury boutiques in Russia. She told the guests about E-Commerce in the luxury industry and its latest trends. She presented analytical information of luxury brands such as Chanel, Dior, and Louboutin. At the end of the evening, there was a private screening of the Cannes Lions Festival featuring commercial masterpieces from all over the world.

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The Luxury Network Partner’s Evening in Queensland

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osted at Mitchell Fine Art was the first The Luxury Network Partners Evening of 2017. The night was an opportunity for luxury brands across Queensland to meet and to mingle. This was an intimate evening with high fashion, fine art, and some exceptional beverages brought to you by Henschke, Vranken Pommery and Ice Swan Glacial Water. Guests were greeted with a red carpet experience and a stunning Maserati Ghibli, proudly displayed by the Williams Motor Group which represent other luxury car brands such as Bentley, Lamborghini and Audi to name a few. Guests got to enjoy some delicate finger food which paired nicely with their welcome drinks before the night got underway. Dene Harris, Queensland’s No.1 MC was on hand to officiate the night while the newly appointed CEO of The Luxury Network, Ronnie Yap who spoke of the importance of partnerships and how Queensland can benefit from a platform such as The Luxury Network. He believes Queensland is all about the celebration of lifestyles, luxury and experiences especially with our beautiful sunny weather all year round. He was followed by Managing Director, Paul Treloar, who talked about some of the captivating events that The Luxury Network had planned for 2017. The Luxury Network is not all just about events but rather creating unique partnership and intimate experiences for our business-to-business and business-to-clients relationships.

Guests were then given a moment to truly embrace the purpose of The Luxury Network; that is to connect with the one another under the umbrella of affinity marketing. Gallery owner Mike & Sharon Mitchell and Henschke representative, Elaine Millar took guests on a virtual trip to the Hill of Grace, a world renowned vineyard located in North Adelaide. A big congratulations to the winners of the night. Karl Schwantes of Xennox Diamonds walked away with a Henschke Riedel Glass Gift Pack while the made to measure suit from Mitchell Ogilvie went to Katelyn Aslett of Adagold Luxe. Last but certainly not least, Dracy Woods from Magari Estates walked away with a one night accommodation at the Marriott AND a bottle of wine on arrival thanks to Natalia Alexander of the Brisbane Marriott Hotel. No one walked away empty handed. At the end of the night, everyone was a winner thanks to Xennox Diamonds who included special vouchers in each and every gift bag that evening. We also had the famous and luxurious Ice Swan Glacial Water for our guest to take home too. Special thanks to the media partners which include Style Magazines, BNTV, and Primetime Marketing. Also a very special thanks to our concierge partners Stylised for our beautiful event styling and lighting.

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he Luxury Network UK members were invited to experience the thrill and glamour of the Monaco Grand Prix from the deck of a trackside superyacht. For a networking event like no other, members enjoyed VIP treatment courtesy of event management agency and fellow The Luxury Network members, Red Eye Events. Offering arguably the best views of the course, their stunning 45 metre superyacht was moored literally a few feet from the track action. Guests enjoyed an all day open bar including Mumm Champagne and Martini cocktails and were treated to a lavish gourmet buffet lunch whilst they viewed the Formula 1 racing.

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In the brilliant sunshine, introductions were made and friendships cemented to the roar of the cars and the truly awesome array of surrounding multi million pound superyachts. Surely there is no more enjoyable way of doing business! Red Eye Events specialise in the organisation of exclusive hospitality experiences, incentives and group travel. Their agship event is the Monaco Grand Prix where they have provided trackside yacht hospitality, terrace viewing and hotel accommodation for over 12 years.

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UNDER THE Spotlight by the CEO, Cas Ojo. Also in attendance was the Global Head of Business Development at The Luxury Network International, Helena Warren, and senior executives from various luxury sectors. There was an introduction of the founding members – Porsche, The Wheatbaker Hotel, Deola Sagoe, and Robert Taylor Media Inc. and some discussion about the 4-fold vision of The Luxury Network for the Nigerian market: Cas Ojo (TLN Nigeria CEO)

The Luxury Network Nigeria Official Launch Event

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e are delighted to announce the official Press launch of The Luxury Network Nigeria following a fantastic launch party on the 6th July 2017, hosted by Porsche Centre Lagos. The evening commenced with an opening speech by John Woodruffe, Director, West Africa Department for International Trade, and an introduction of The Luxury Network Nigeria

1. To set a new standard for the term ‘luxury’ inside Nigeria. 2. To create a consortium of the finest luxury brands and high-end service providers within Nigeria, and facilitate discussion and collaboration between Member Brands for mutual business and client development. 3. To provide a low-risk market entry strategy for international brands . 4. To increase brand exposure for Nigerian brands on the International stage, by enabling dialogue between the finest ‘Made in Nigeria’ brands and world-renowned luxury brands. The proposition of the Nigerian network caters to both luxury brands inside Nigeria and luxury brands outside Nigeria, who wish to enter the market. So we are very excited to begin the journey of creating unique partnerships and to push forward a new conversation about luxury in Africa.

TLN Nigeria: Chris Fidelis (Liaison Officer), Liz Ojo (Director), Charles Kenny (Head of Client Engagement) Cas Ojo (CEO), Samuel Abiola (Director), Alexandra Obiawolo (Liaison Officer)

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The Luxury Network Magazine Issue 02  

Featuring DAVIANI Beauty & SPA, The McLaren 570S Spider and Champagne Pommery.

The Luxury Network Magazine Issue 02  

Featuring DAVIANI Beauty & SPA, The McLaren 570S Spider and Champagne Pommery.