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How Long Does it Take to Relaxation?

Only two hours from the East Coast lies an island famed for its pink sands and crystal clear waters. With its sub-tropical climate and warm welcome, Bermuda provides the perfect weekend escape from everyday life. Overlooking the stunning blue waters of the Hamilton Harbor sits the Grand Dame of Bermuda resorts, the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club. After its $100 million makeover, […]

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Ray Griffiths: Rare and Beautiful

By Manon Crespi The start of each New Year, for me, brings the excitement of discovery.  Every February the Centurion jewelry trade show, one of the United States’ most coveted shows for jewelry designers, kicks off the chain of jewelry show events that will follow throughout the rest of the year.  It’s a gold mine for finding rare and beautiful jewelry.  […]

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Carl F. Bucherer Supports the American Friends of Lucerne Festival at Carnegie Hall Gala in New York City

Carl F. Bucherer, the independent Swiss watch manufacturer, crafts exquisite timepieces that reflect the pioneering spirit of its founder and the creative character of its hometown Lucerne. In honour of its historic and exuberant hometown, Carl F. Bucherer is proud to support the renowned Lucerne Festival and the American Friends of Lucerne Festival for the third consecutive year, making it […]

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Diamonds Do Good – The Ultimate Journey

By Michael O’Connor As a sophisticated traveler one understands the various types of journeys that might be embarked upon over a lifetime – business journeys, pleasure trips or voyages with a purpose. As an elite traveler it’s easy to understand the context of time when it comes to journeys. Well, what if I told you that the ultimate journey might […]

Samsung Galaxy Surfboard Prototype – Smart Surfboard

By Codelia Mantsebo Samsung has revealed its new Galaxy Surfboard prototype which connects surfers to real-time messages and data. The tech giant has presented a promotional video showcasing the board, as tested out by Brazilian surfer and 2014 ASP World Tour Champ Gabriel Medina. The surfboard is designed to provide real-time connectivity to surfers while out at sea. A Galaxy […]

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Rolls-Royce Launches Bespoke Wraith Luggage Collection

As the world leader in the art of true luxury conveyance, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has extended its expertise to design a suite of elegant luggage to complement Wraith, the most powerful Rolls-Royce ever created. The new luxury collection, created by Rolls-Royce Bespoke Designer, Michael Bryden, consists of two Grand Tourer valises, three Long Weekender bags and one Garment Carrier. Designed […]

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The World’s First 24 Karat Gold Surfboard – The Aureus

The Aureus is made by incorporating 24 Karat gold throughout its construction – marking a world first in surfboard manufacturing techniques. Designed and co-created by Europe’s only professional female board maker, Ellie Miller of Miller Surfboards, the, the limited-edition 6ft 8ins board is reported to be fully functional and hand-built to the highest standards using traditional craftsmanship and modern design. Priced at […]

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Grey Goose and Kurobuta at Harvey Nichols Knightsbridge Fifth Floor

By Codelia Mantsebo With a revamped cocktail bar and two new additions to the luxury boutique’s top floor, Harvey Nichols Knightsbridge Fifth Floor makes the ultimate food and drink destination for Londoners. The transformation has seen an addition of POLPO, the restaurant group’s first site in Knightsbridge; Japanese small plates from restaurateur Scott Hallsworth at Kurobuta; and a redesigned Fifth […]

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Precious Posts Designer of the Month, Gumuchian

Q: What’s the history of your Jewelry Brand? A: Gumuchian is a legacy that has been passed down through five generations. Our origin dates back over 100 years to Istanbul, Turkey where we specialized in rare and fine diamonds. In 1979 Gumuchian the jewelry brand was created in the heart of New York City by founder and visionary, Anita Gumuchian […]

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Harrods Launches Aquazzura Pop-Up

By Codelia Mantsebo Luxury department store Harrods has launched a pop-up by Aquazzura, featuring its iconic Christy flat in an array of rainbow colors. The selection features a broad palette of bright colors and animal prints, combined with classic dark tones. Harrods will have global exclusivity on colors including watermelon green and leopard print, with prices starting from £415. Located in […]

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