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What do you get someone who has everything? In today’s modern digital world, where we are more inclined to send messages via text or email, a hand-written message to your beloved made, expressed in beautiful calligraphy becomes much more than a letter, its transformed into a piece of art. The words from your heart masterfully immortalized on fine paper, exquisitely and artistically crafted. This was in the past, the way that we shared our thoughts and sentiments before more modern means of communications, and more casual mode of writing took over. A letter written by hand is always more meaningful, and today means even more, as it is so rare. But where would one turn to, to find such a special thing? MEET STEPHEN DUCKETT, founder of Duckett Calligraphy Most of his career has been spent as a butler, alongside a range of extracurricular interests from the church organ including…

The Fine Art Society presents their showcase of twentieth-century Nordic design. With a focus on Danish silversmith Georg Jensen (1866-1935), the exhibition will include over 130 pieces by a selection of Nordic designers and makers. While Nordic Design might appear like a diversion away from what The Fine Art Society is known for, it is something they have been dealing in for nearly one hundred years. During their 141 year history, they have held over three thousand exhibitions at their gallery space at 148 New Bond Street, London, including two of Jensen’s own work: In 1921 and again in 1923, The Fine Art Society held two selling shows sourced directly from Jensen himself. Both shows proved extremely popular in post-war Britain, with the majority of the silver being sold. Having been approached by a client with an impressive collection of Jensen jewellery last year, almost one hundred years on the…

The coming of winter is often a happy time, as defines a well-earned rest from all forms of Harvest, and to celebrate holiday gatherings. Synchronously, it is also a time when, due to cold and snow, every cell enlivens upon seeing twinkling lights on Holiday trees and wreaths, coupled the scent of good food everywhere. It is also a time where many European River cruise lines sail to the many European Christmas Markets, taking their guests to discover the Christmas Market spirit on the major rivers of Europe, especially the Rhine and the Danube. Viking River Cruises, AMA Waterways, and others take to these rivers during the season of Advent, the four weeks prior to December 25th. This is when Christians celebrate, through tree lighting, gift-giving, and carol-singing, the coming, or the advent, of the birth of Jesus on December 25th. Long History of the Street Market The Christmas Market…

Monaco’s most exclusive private members’ sports and lifestyle club, Thirty Nine Monte Carlo, marked its first anniversary on 3 October 2017 with an all-day celebration held at the club’s modern premises and attended by its members and invited VIP guests. 39 Monte Carlo is a unique wellness-focused concept born out of the vision of Scottish ex-Rugby International and Monaco resident Ross Beattie. His elite professional sportsman history forms the backbone of 39, but the club is more than just a fitness venue. Ross’s philosophy for 39 was to create an ideal environment for its members to practice fitness and to nourish their bodies in a way that achieves optimum results and improves quality of life. Attention to detail runs throughout the club in order to achieve this balance. Clients can be confident in the knowledge that they are using high-tech sports equipment and have access to guidance and training from…

As the proverb says, ‘To go back to tradition is the first step forward’ and tradition forward is a part of the culture at Planika and is also found in their modern solution to the traditional fireplace. The Lincoln is a plug and play bioethanol fireplace that does not require a hard connection so it can be installed in places where you thought you might never be able to place a fireplace. Imagine your spaces alive with the amber flicker of flame in places you never thought possible. Sold as a single and ready to use unit, it can be installed by the user with no further technical intervention required. All you need is electric socket, and any additional building costs are also eliminated making Lincoln a complete solution. Inside the stylish white casing are the most advanced technological solutions available today including numerous useful features found in their existing…

Design-centric, lifestyle brand, stellé presents a range of wireless smart pillars with Amazon Alexa, Amazon’s intuitive voice technology. Created specifically with women in mind, the aesthetically pleasing and technically proficient stellé products offer uncompromising sound quality that bridge the gap between design and technology, perfectly complementing every woman’s personal style and incorporating seamlessly into any home décor. Infusing the latest advances in technology with stellé’s award-winning products, the new smart pillar with Amazon Alexa voice service allows customers the freedom of self-expression while discovering the ease of voice control by asking Alexa to play music, check the traffic, control the smart home and more—over 25,000 skills—all of this with the freedom of connecting multiple units anytime, anywhere, even at the park. With these unbeatable features and countless integrations, stellé’s speakers elevate a connected life through smart technology. The classic stellé smart pillar™ collection consists of five colors: High Gloss White,…

To be held at the brand new Punta del Este Convention & Exhibition Center, Luxury Expo Punta del Este is keying up to be “The Event of the Year” for this 2018 in the key tourist city of Latin America. This is a unique event  designed to bring together all sectors of the global luxury industry, together paired with a select audience from around the globe, attracted each year to the famous city during its summer season. Being presented at the event, of the highest level, you can see and enjoy, Super Cars and Super Yachts, Art, Jewelry, Fine Clothing, Real Estate, Helicopters, Technology, Fine Liquors,  and Sports spanning Golf, Polo, Ski, Water Sports, Horseback riding. There will also be fashion shows, tastings of Habanos, Fine Watch showcases, Wine tastings, Automobile Test Drives, Helicopter tours to name some of what awaits you. Renowned Luxury Presenter and Gala Dinner Among other…

Over the last hundred years, some of the world’s most talented designers and artists have worked with Steinway & Sons to create a wide repertoire of unique, striking pianos. Discover Steinway & Sons “Armonia Limited Edition by Baldi”, designed in collaboration with renowned Italian luxury furniture and decorative accessories for interior Baldi Home Jewels. “Armonia Limited Edition by Baldi” is the result of an extraordinary collaboration between two outstanding luxury brands, each committed to the highest quality and artisanship. Their shared quest for perfection make Steinway & Sons and Baldi Home Jewels the ideal partners. Both have been shaped by a long and close relationship with the arts and subsequently share the sheer joy in creating something beautiful for generations to come. Shared Philosophies on Perfection and History Their collective passions and values are apparent throughout their work, most notably in their shared philosophies on perfection and history. Steinway &…

Gift buying can be a challenge – with dedicated online gift retailers focusing on quantity over quality and the small pool of British-made products, UK retailer DarbyMade’s aim is to become a go-to destination for authentic handmade gifts. Alongside this, DarbyMade wants to support the skilled craftspeople of Britain by bringing you a carefully curated selection of each maker’s highest quality items. Supporting Craftsmen and Celebrating Craftsmanship As a new UK retailer specialising in handmade, high quality gifts that are made to cherish, and will add style and class to the buyer’s home/office, it is DarbyMade’s mission to celebrate traditional homegrown craftsmanship and support the best craftspeople to keep skills alive for future generations. DarbyMade does this by seeking out the most talented makers in the UK and handpicking a small, curated selection of their work. This creates an authentic collection of products with provenance that provides a unique gifting…

In a celebration of Chamberlain & Co’s Worcestershire heritage, dating from the opening of Robert Chamberlain’s first factory in Worcester in 1788, the four forms in the Heritage Garden collection are named after beautiful towns & villages in the county. As collectors and connoisseurs of fine ceramics will know, the name Chamberlain has long stood for high quality, decorative excellence and exclusivity. The reputation established by Robert Chamberlain and his sons in Worcester brought orders from all over the world, with discerning customers commissioning exquisite ornamental items that still grace many of Britain’s great houses and museums. Elegant Ceramics with Floral Elements Blends History with Modern Design Featuring the elegant Broadway Vase and the classical Croome Ginger Jar with their hand-painted, gilded decoration, the contemporary Spetchley Vase and the stylish Elmley Bowl with its gilded foot, the Heritage Garden collection proudly blends history with modern design. Traditional Design, Suits Modern…

Hollywood movie musicals are once again front and center, and Chicago-based Luxe Bloom® is about to make the forthcoming live-action adaptation from Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures®, “Beauty and the Beast,” a luxuriously magical one. Luxe Bloom is the “official flower” for “Beauty and the Beast” and will supply the film’s official Roses. These specially produced roses, which keep their vibrant beauty for at least two months without the need for water or refrigeration, will make an auspicious appearance at the film’s Hollywood premiere and play a role in Disney’s social media promotion of the film. Premiering in March, “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action adaptation starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Audra McDonald, Gugu Mbatha-Raw with Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson. Unparalleled Roses for Beauty and Luxury “We contacted Luxe Bloom® to provide the roses because they offer a unique…

If you walk down any street in Monaco on any one day, the chances of seeing a supercar are pretty high. Stroll down that same section of road from April 20th to 23rd this year when Top Marques Monaco is being held, and that probability increases one hundred-fold. The only live automobile show in the world has become a must-attend event for supercar fans, many of whom line the famous Formula 1 circuit to film their favorite cars roar past. The ‘supercar spotters’ come to watch potential clients, guests and journalists try out some of the exhibits on a privatized section of the Grand Prix track. The Show Where You Can Try Out The Cars The show’s uniqueness lies in that VIP visitors, sponsors and invited guests are allowed to select supercars they would like to try out on a closed circuit of the famous F1 track from a ‘menu’…

Montegrappa’s diminutive arrival that’s proving difficult not to describe as “cute” or “adorable”! Based on the popular Fortuna family of pens, Felicitá is a more compact version, smaller in volume and ideal for any pocket, purse man-bag, hand-luggage and other holders with limited or reduced space. With a unisex design that is clean and modern, Felicitá is also better suited to the female hand than many full-sized pens. Because it is shorter than the full-sized Fortuna, Felicita’s dimensions ideally suit the space in a lady’s clutch. Felicitá’s cap and barrel are formed of delicately pearlised resin, with a choice of four colours: Sugar Pink Dust, Ocean Jellybon, Red Velvet and Caramel Gold. All are trimmed in stainless steel. The collection features on its cap end the 1912 monogram of Montegrappa, while the brand logo is laser-cut on the cap band. Felicitá is offered in all three of the most popular…