Ulubulu pacifier

The gold standard for keeping baby quiet

The central contradiction of parenthood?  Mummy and Daddy can’t wait for their adorable newborn to make sounds. Then when it does, they can’t wait for the darling little bundle to shut the hell...
The-Fairmont-Peace-Hotel

The Fairmont Peace Hotel, Shanghai

The-Fairmont-Peace-Hotel When a callow youth I played Elyot, one of two husbands in Noel Coward’s Private Lives, his brilliant satire on marital manners.The play was regarded as too risqué by the...
Ikandi

Sommelier’s Delight, Ikandi

“We’re not IKEA” Ikandi Interiors designer Linda Holmes deadpans of the handmade refrigerated champagne and wine bar cabinet her company retails at £14,500 (HK$178,486/144,979RMB) for the basic...
Agence-Mercure

To the Manor Bought, Agence Mercure

For 75 years Agence Mercure have specialised in the sale of what the French call ‘Demeures de charmes’ or charming homes. And what could be more charming than a castle or a château in Normandy,...
Hoverit

Higher Calling, Hoverit

A source tells me in absolute confidence - which is why I’m telling you - that a certain billionaire media mogul recently in the news has Hoverit floating loungers and beds in every one of his many, many...
Marchi

Wheelie Palatial

Let’s be honest. With a basic price tag of £1.9 million (HK$23.3 million/18.9 million RMB), the futuristic 20 tonne, 430 sq ft Marchi Mobile Elemment Palazzo motor home - complete with working fireplace,...
Cartier

Lord of the Rings, Cartier

If Cartier enjoys the dragon’s share of the luxury jewellery pie in Asia it’s mostly because Cartier shrewdly came to the kitchen and set about baking first. The opulent three-storey flagship store in Hong...