Perrier Jouët Harvest Vineyards

Perrier-Jouët, the master gardener

Perrier-Jouët has been transforming grapes into the magic of champagne for over two centuries. Since 1993 the Epernay based maison has been led by cellar master Herve Deschamps, a talented conjurer...
Officine Panerai, Milan

Eight Days a Week, Officine Panerai

The Italian watchmaker Officine Panerai developed its watches for commandos in the Italian Navy, submariners who demanded a timepiece that was completely reliable – a key feature for people who measure the...
Gilan

Gilan, empire of the sun

Haute jewellery from the House of Gilan is one of Hollywood’s best-kept secrets. Gwyneth Paltrow, Penelope Cruz, and Zhang Ziyi have been seen wearing Gilan’s creations combining black diamonds with...
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Chanel’s love for lions

It is said that Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel made her first trip to Venice in the 1920s, to mourn the death of her one true love, Boy Capel. While there, she became particularly taken by the rich Byzantine art...
D&G Grado Reference Series,

Brooklyn can do, Dolce & Gabbana and Grado Labs

It is hard to believe that some of the world’s finest inventions were conceived in the unlikeliest of places. Take the highest quality headphones in the world, for example, which had its production roots on...
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Friends with (O)mega benefits

What do an astronaut, an Oscar winner, an Olympic Gold medalist, and James Bond have in common? This question may seem like a set up for a terrible joke, if it weren’t for the fact that Buzz Aldrin, George...
Bespoke-Luggage

Bespoke Luggage, bags to riches

Ryan Motley at Bespoke Luggage is, in the most literal sense, catering to a niche market. His Montana workshop creates hard and soft suitcases, briefcases, carrying cases, hat boxes, you name it, for the odd...
The picturesque scenery of the Abujee hiking route

Wild and delicate, Songtsam Shangri-la

The untamed areas of Yunnan province offer rich opportunities for travellers seeking a special kind of luxury. Chris Horton reports. James Hilton’s Lost Horizon, one of the earliest mass-produced...
lok man rare books

Rare books bring untold pleasures

Lok Man Rare books opens an enchanting window on the past. For the Constant Reader iPads are awesome and Kindle a godsend. But so far only books come in rare collectibles which increase in monetary and...