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Ekaterina Timofyeyeva Ekaterina Timofyeyeva is a vice president of Crystal Group Ukraine, international diamond expert, gemologist, designer, art historian in jewelry. She has an influential reputation among famous European jewelers. Her works include exclusive jewelry pieces designed according to her sketches are produced in Italy, Spain, France and the USA. She also provides expert assistance and advice in forming jewelry collections for show business stars and celebrities. We had the great pleasure of spending a moment with this impressive, talented woman who is as beautiful as the gems she works with. We spoke to her about her passion for jewelry. What inspired the founding of the Crystal Group? A desire to be engaged into my favorite activity. As it pertains to design in this culturally connective world, where do you think the design of fine jewelry is headed? To a personal design. Today the customer wants not just a piece…

Founder of L’OBJET Elad Yifrach The L’OBJET philosophy is firmly rooted in a great respect for time, honoring the creativity and masterful skills of the artisans that bring your collections to life. Precious metals, natural patterns, and sumptuous textures are central to the majority of L’OBJET’S exquisite work. There is no doubt that Elad’s background and success in luxury interior design has provided a solid foundation for L’OBJET. Interior design requires a discerning eye in order to create distinctive rooms, which provide a harmonious and inviting residence. What was your journey from interior design to creating your own exquisite collection? I started very young and without any training or education in industrial design. My background was in interior architecture and I wanted to expand beyond curating a space, to creating the actual pieces. It started with a small collection of plates and objects that were very colorful and played with…

INTERIOR DESIGNER, TIMOTHY CORRIGAN Our Editor in Chief & publisher Angela Tunner of Tunner Media says of Timothy Corrigan and his designs: ” I love Timothy for his gracious nature which shows in his interiors; they emanate a romantic essence, a grace, an approachability, elegance and comfort. I can’t get enough of his designs and their intoxicatingly luxurious, come-hither eloquence showcased beautifully with his signature blend of soothing colors, the antiques melded with new classics, all culminating in scrumptiously gorgeous spaces that cradle you, feed your  soul, fill your heart and deeply inspire.” One of our most favorite interior designers is Timothy Corrigan. His designs are timelessly beautiful and his accomplishments are impressive; Timothy Corrigan’s work is showcased in some of the world’s most extraordinary properties with clients including European and Middle Eastern royalty, Hollywood celebrities and corporate leaders and offices in both Los Angeles and Paris. Timothy is regarded as…

Michael Crompton, Director Luxury Travel Intelligence (LTI) We had an opportunity to spend a moment with Michael Crompton, Director of Luxury Travel Intelligence (LTI) chatting with him about his membership-based luxury travel intelligence company; LTI is the ideal membership for the discerning and affluent global traveler. Micheal and Jan Crompton are passionate about luxury travel. Their hard work and business success over the past thirty years has allowed them to see the world in style. But they felt they were gambling with their time and money by making critical travel decisions based on often flimsy and out-of-date information. Review sites could have been their saviour, but they found the comments too polarised, leaving them even more uncertain. So, they decided to do something about it. Following two years of preparation, Luxury Travel Intelligence has a team of 20 (and growing), an Advisory Board of renowned luxury travel experts and a…

ALINA REYZELMAN ELITE CLUB | Luxury Life Style Management Company Alina Reyzelman is an entrepreneur based in Moscow, London and Los Angeles. Her core businesses, under the umbrella of Berkeley Enterprises, include a nutrition and wellness project, entertainment, alternative investments, lifestyle and luxury consulting. Elite Club, Ltd. is a luxury lifestyle advisor offering creative solutions, innovative ideas, convenience, and discretion. Elite Club, Ltd. offers luxury lifestyle consulting helping individuals bypass the need to have various agents or companies booking travel, organizing events, or simply searching for exquisite items from around the world. We chatted with Alina about the Elite Club to learn more about the founder, their services and to get her insights into Luxury Lifestyle Management, a valuable service for the time-strapped affluent. What is the Elite Club and what is its mission? Elite Club is a Luxury Life Style management and consulting company. Our mission is to provide our…

Jewelry designer Alexandra Mor’s work reflects a legacy of uniqueness and style that originated in the family of French fashion couturiers. With her at the helm, every piece of Alexandra Mor jewelry is destined to become an heirloom. Timeless. Exquisite. One-of-a-kind. “I like to think of my pieces as heirlooms in the making.” Being the daughter of a dressmaker had other benefits, too. [pullquote]“My mother made my clothes. They were always unique – down to the fabric, cut and texture. My love for design has never wavered. ”[/pullquote] As an adult, Alexandra pursued a film production career, but her creative soul was eventually won over by jewelry and gemstones when she accompanied her husband, part owner of a NY-based wholesale diamond manufacturing house, on a buying trip. Having developed her own aesthetic expression within the haute couture jewelry world where every piece is an individually-tailored handcrafted work of art, Alexandra now…

INTERVIEW JUDITH MURAT Judith Murat, CEO of HOUSE OF MURAT, former model and fine artist turned jewelry designer, who for the last fifteen years, has been pouring her passions into designing jewelry after a meeting with a jewelry manufacturer at an art show that changed her life. Judith divides her time between Palm Beach, New York and Beverly Hills adorning celebrities, jet setters and fine jewelry connoisseurs. Her latest collections of jewels are available at A.R.T. in Palm Beach and Polo Jewelers in Wellington. We had an opportunity to connect with Judith and ask her a few questions about her jewelry designs, her process, her passion and luxury. What sparked your passion for jewelry? I have always been in love with different jewels and various metals, and I was fascinated by the different dimensions that can be created by combining the two. Beyond that, travelling and nature is always beyond…

Thomas Prescher Haute Horlogerie is known for its luxury hand and tailor-made watches for watch aficionados and connoisseurs all over the world since 2002. The timepieces created by Thomas Prescher are manufactured using knowledge of the ancient art of watchmaking by hand – hand-made watches made to the very highest standards and their finish is among the best available on the market. Prescher interprets the art of watchmaking as excellent design, the finest materials, and perfect processing. Each timepiece is made to the specifications of the client. The skilled perfectionism of the watchmaker is the ultimate guarantee that every timepiece coming from the house Thomas Prescher is incomparably and unique, absolute perfection. From Military to Magnificent: A Masterful Watchmaker is Born Born in Germany, with a background in the German Federal-Navy as Naval officer, during this time he studied electrical engineering while attending the Navy University in Hamburg, Germany. Following…

Where does your passion for cooking come from and what drives that passion? Actually this is a good question; passion is something innate that I have since childhood, certainly the events and life takes you to discover it. Definitely  I was on the right time at the right place  to realise to I had the passion for cooking. When I was child I spent plenty of time with my mother  in the “Cucinino” ( this is the way we call small kitchen in Italian to define a tiny kitchen where housewives prepare food and then served in the “cucina”), so I need to be grateful to my mother.  The thing who drive my passion is the instinct I have for cooking, experimenting new dishes, new ingredients, cooking method improving every day quality of food I prepare and eventually being rewarded by our guest at the quadrato restaurant. What was the…

Where does your passion for cooking come from and what drives that passion? My mum was a great cook, homestyle foods, but what passion and love she had for it, inexpensive items done well.  All summer long she would can fruits and vegetables for the winter, her peaches are a stand out memory to me.  My passion for food is just simple I love it, love to eat it, love to cook it, love to understand it. At the Four Seasons Hotel Dublin I bring all of that energy and love to the table. What was the first meal you ever prepared and at what age? I worked in a all day kind of diner in my senior school, it really the first time I started to cook, as my mum always did all the cooking at home. What is the most favoured dish on your breakfast menu? Eggs…

If you aren’t already familiar with English actress Laura Pradelska, allow us to make the introduction. Laura plays “Quaithe” on the hit HBO series, “Games of Thrones”. EAT LOVE SAVOR’s Editor in Chief had an opportunity to connect with the actress chatting about beauty, her definition of luxury, her work and some of what she eats, loves and savors. Q & A with Laura Pradelska When you are on set, what do you do to create personal luxurious surroundings for yourself while waiting? “I like scented candles in particular Diptyque (Bayes) and also I always make sure I have plenty of reading material in particular books by Chris Cleave, Charlotte Link and Ildiko von Kuerthy.” What is your favorite Champagne? “Roederer Christal.” When was the first time you drank Champagne? I was probably 14 years old at my cousin’s wedding in the US. What is your favorite Champagne memory? “That’s…

There is so much to love about a luxurious breakfast!  From the fabulous tastes of a meal that starts the day with a lingering pace and without having to rush. EAT LOVE SAVOR™ wondered what Chefs thought so we spoke to our friends at the Four Seasons Resorts and Hotels, asking their chefs personal insights about this meal and what stirs their passions in the kitchen. Four Seasons Firenze Executive Chef: Vito Mollica Where does your passion for cooking come from and what drives that passion? “I know that I am not the only one to say that but…it was my mother who drove my passion.” What was the first meal you ever prepared and at what age? “When I was 8, our primary school teacher asked us to cook a recipe as homework….I made a fresh tomato sauce for my family.” What is the most favored dish on your…

There is so much to love about a luxurious breakfast! From the fabulous tastes of a meal that starts the day with a lingering pace and without having to rush. EAT LOVE SAVOR™ wondered what Chefs thought so we spoke to our friends at the Four Seasons Resorts and Hotels, asking their chefs personal insights about this meal and what stirs their passions in the kitchen. Where does your passion for cooking come from and what drives that passion? I come from a long line of restaurateurs with ancestral roots that go back to 1885 when my great grandfather opened a traditional trattoria on Lake Garda in Northern Italy. It was in our family owned restaurant, handed down from my grandfather to my mother, that I developed my love of food. Watching and working in the kitchen with my mother, whom I credit as my inspiration, was the start of…

Martin Miller is the proprietor of Miller’s Residence in Notting Hill and is the inventor of his namesake Martin Miller’s Gin. As the trailblazer of the Gin Renaissance, Martin Miller set out to save premium gins. Martin Miller’s Gin has taken home two out of three possible gold medals in the blind-tasting 10th Anniversary Strength gins by the International Spirits Challenge.   EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW What sparked your passion for gin? “My parents always said I was conceived on gin, so I guess you could say from the earliest possible days. But I did have one of those ‘moments’ back in 1998 which led me to the development of Martin Miller’s Gin. I had been a gin drinker most of my life, but that particular day I was drinking what, in those days, passed for Gin and Tonic served in a typical London pub. Typical, as in a warm, not so…

There is something so romantic about a family-owned business with a rich history and an influence that spans generations. This is one of those families. The Ospina coffee family, whose dedication to excellent coffee carries on and the current members whole-hardheartedly embracing the tradition bringing it to the modern age while holding strong to their history and provenance. It is a great privilege to know and interview Mariano Ospina V, CEO of Ospina Coffee. Editor in Chief Angela Tunner, spoke to the coffee czar himself and asked him these questions: What is it about excellent coffee that you love so much? Excellent coffee or ultra premium coffee, such as a Premier Grand Cru wine from Bordeaux, is something to rave about. It exhilarates your senses, because of its extraordinary aroma, body and taste. It gives you the ecstasy of a rare delicacy. Exquisite refinement is so rare, that when you…