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The evolution, then the process, of re-imagining one thing into another can be a lengthy process. And when it comes to the creation of a new hotel based on the foundations of an established one, the process can be even more complex on multiple levels. The levels often involve repurposing, redevelopment, and rebranding combined. The renowned Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, opened in 1996, is a recent example. Its process of redevelopment began in 2015, and now by March of 2018, will officially be recreated into a new entity: the new Park MGM Las Vegas. Recently, we saw what had been done and what was planned. Most of the hotel’s 2,700 rooms have been renovated. And, the property’s 290 guestrooms on its upper floors will be rebranded as the NoMad Las Vegas. This project will be completed by the end of 2018. NoMad is a boutique brand, whose original hotel is…

Having been in the industry of creating luxury interior designs for many years, we decided to take a closer look at the notion of luxury and what this…

SUSTAINABLE LUXURY JEWELRY With every design, ANAKATARINA presents irresistibly exquisite symbols of individuality. Recycled high-karat metals, fossilized mammoth bone, exotic wood, and sustainably sourced gemstones allow each piece to tell a compelling story: True luxury does not compromise. Luxury has often been said to be a continuous state of extravagance. From tailored shoes and wardrobes to one-of-a-kind jewellery and artwork, it is a common societal notion that luxury equals excess. However, this notion seems to be a byproduct of paying attention only to the surface and not digging deeper to discover the true nature of luxury. Luxury, in of itself, is a multi-layered, living environment that must be respectfully experienced with an engaged mind seeking the essence of living well. But to do this accurately, there must exist a respect for time, nature, and human ingenuity, which requires a keen understanding of accountability. So it is easy to see why…

The book “Meta-luxury Brands and the Culture of Excellence” is a must-read for all luxury industry professionals. In a world where the word ‘luxury’ has been overused and its meaning diluted, MetaLuxury is a welcome and needed book to refer to for focused and renewed perspective to the terminology and industry.  Meta-luxury = “beyond luxury” … Beyond luxury indeed! Meta-luxury sets out to define the ultimate meaning of true luxury, exploring it as both a culture and business model. Through the concept of Unique Achievement and the pillars of Craftsmanship, Focus, History and Rarity, the authors examine what is at the heart of true luxury and its implications for brand and business management. A unique series of conversations with an eclectic array of world-renowned craftsmen, artists, academics and heads of unique brands, brings insightful illumination to the paradigm of meta-luxury. Conversations include: Salvatore Accardo, Hans Peter Danuser von Platen, Paolo…

The Belgian Endive, a mystical vegetable with its distinctive tangy flavor of each leaf. The mystique of the Belgian Endive mystique has endured. Since its accidental discovery in 1830 by a Belgian farmer and further enhanced by the unsuccessful attempts to mechanize its unusual growth process.  A Round-the-clock need for attention, executed with the passion that only artists can give, is what ensures the consistency of this interesting vegetable. Worldwide attention and fame to the Belgian Endive spread as chefs around the world. Described as flavorful, versatile, there is also an artistic presence to the distinct graphic shape. Not to overlook its low sodium and calorie count, at one one calorie per leaf.  Whether ued as an appetier to make an elegant presentation or cooked into a meal the Belgian Endive, hot or cold, is an “uncommon pleasure”.

Cire Trudon, the oldest and most prestigious wax manufacturer still in active business in the world, was founded in France in 1643, on the eve of Louis XIV’s reign. Their History: A salesman named Claude Trudon began a small, family-run business and went on to supply not only the country’s most glorious cathedrals but also the royal court of France, until the end of the monarchy. Napoleon’s wax producer during the Empire period, Cire Trudon never stopped innovating or prospering. The 18 perfumed candles in the collection today are an invitation to experience the height of luxury — past and present. All Cire Trudon candles are free of any harmful substances and are made from pure vegetal wax poured into handcrafted green glass vessels, made in Italy. Scents At A Glance Heavenly collection of scented candles! Abd El Kader: A wind of freedom from the Mascara coast that brings the green scents of fresh spearmint with the perfume of tea…