THE LUXURY EXPERIENCE

    

MAKE YOUR CHARTER DREAM COME TRUE ON BOARD ASTRA

Imperial’s highly successful charter vessel ASTRA is going on a worldwide charter tour from May 2018. The 55m 180 Limited Editions superyacht was built in 2014 by Amels. With interior designed by Laura Sessa and her exterior styling by Tim Heywood Design, ASTRA’s customised layout sleeps up to 10 guests in five staterooms, including a Master suite, 2...

THE RULE BREAKERS

From May 31 until June 3 THE HOUSE OF LUXURY 
will be partnering with COUTURE to showcase WILD THINGS, an eclectic mix of the most design-driven, rule breaking fine jewellery brands of 2018. Alessa, a brand born from a love story, Anil Arjandas, the originator of The Original, By Stolie, simple, stunning jewellery borne of a socialite’s dissatisfaction,...

ANTIQUITY IS THE ORIGIN OF OUR ERA: LEO CAILLARD at MACM

For the uninitiated, the MACM (Mougins Museum of Classical Art) is an Aladdin’s Cave of wonder; interspersing works of art from such renowned artists as Dalí, Renoir, Warhol, and Matisse – to name just a few – and utterly exquisite works of art from the ancient world. It is a true hidden gem. Nestled...

MANTERO 1902: PEOPLE HAVE THE POWER

Mantero 1902 has managed to impose their creations of romanticism mixed with irony. Holding a foulard of this brand in your hands means touching prints that are timeless but still capable of being perfect for our times. The word “foulard” has its origins in the French term foulat, from foular meaning “to full”. “Fulling”...

FEMME DE L’ANNEE – PRIX MONTE CARLO 2018

There are plenty of prizes and awards handed out every year, but few have as much meaning as the Prix Monte-Carlo “Femme de l’Année” 2018 (“Woman of the Year”). Under the High Patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II and the Honorary Presidency of Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene, this is a prize...

UK COMMERCIAL PROPERTY – CHANGES ON THE HORIZON

In the past year the UK government has pressed ahead with some significant consultation papers and changes which will in future affect beneficial owners of non-resident legal entities owning UK commercial property. In this update, Selu Mdlalose, Client Service Director at Maitland in the Isle of Man, highlights the three changes likely to be...

THE LAUREUS WORLD SPORT AWARDS 2018

No stranger to hosting glittering events and celebrating sporting prowess, Monaco was more than an apt choice for the location of this year’s Laureus Awards, held February 27th. An annual event, the Laureus Awards applaud the significant achievements of some of the world’s finest and most celebrated sporting heroes, as well as to highlight...

SUBLIME REVELATION – MURALS OF TIBET / TASCHEN

  Cover Picture : Shambhala Mural, Origin of the Kalachakra Teachings, Illustration of the First Dharma King (18th century). Lukhang, 1st floor, central south wall, 195 × 410 cm (76 × 161 inches) © Thomas Laird, 2018/ TASCHEN, Murals of Tibet   There are places, stories and emotions that even today we know only superficially. Places...

NR FOUNDATION: AN EVENT OF INTERNATIONAL IMPORTANCE

From the original articles by Dmitry Kiselev and Ingrida Kim / www.gosrf.ru An evening of unprecedented and international importance, The Bolshoi was the latest in a string of events planned and executed by esteemed Russian philanthropist Natalia Rotenberg, Director of the hugely respected and much admired NR Foundation; dedicated to providing assistance and aid...

THE DESIGN GRAND OPENING

Designed by renowned Monaco-based architect studio Humbert & Poyet and officially inaugurated by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco on 15th March, the 250 sqm new twined Sabrina Monte-Carlo ‘art de la table’ and Lalique Monte-Carlo boutiques welcomed an impressive number of guests for the Grand Opening cocktail. Fine white and Sauterne Lafaurie-Peyraguey wines...

ETROSkyIsTheLimit

It’s easy to say vintage. Fashion for fall/winter 2017-18 looks to the past, not as a generic source of inspiration but as a treasure trove of ideas to play with, but of course with the right touch of irony and fun. From the mountains to the grand sporting enterprises of bygone days, from a...

HENRY KROKATSIS ‘HOUSEHOLD FAITH’ AT VIGO GALLERY

(▲ Untitled #1, 2012, Found glass, lead and steel, 160 x 94 x 1 cm, 63 x 37 1/8 x 3/8 inches – Magia Naturalis, 2017, Salvaged mirrors, 91 x 92 cm, 35 7/8 x 36 1/4 inches)   Exhibition runs from the 12 January – 10 February 2018 The Mirror’s place in science, magic and...

JOËL ROBUCHON & CHRISTOPHE CUSSAC – 31 STARS AND COUNTING

They call him “boss” but he has all the air of a mild-mannered gentleman. His handshake accompanied by a deep gaze. Chef Robuchon knows people, feels what they want. “You can’t do great cuisine if you don’t like people. To my young apprentices I always say: cook like you’re making dinner for you mother,...

FROM THE RACETRACK TO THE ROAD – RM 70-01 TOURBILLON ALAIN PROST

What Richard Mille is to watches, Alain Prost is to racing; the latest creation in Mille’s collaborative sportsman series, 4-time Formula 1 World Champion, Prost – now co-founder of the Renault e.dams Team – has swapped the racetrack for the road, and has designed a watch to match. Enter the RM 70-01 Tourbillon Alain...

ROBERT FRIEDMAN – CAPSULE COLLECTION PITTI93

Uniform non uniform. Never uniform. The men’s suit is still what it was in the 19th Century. In principle, it’s a practical, dignified garment: it has to be adaptable to any working situation (except manual work, obviously)». This is what Roland Barthes wrote in 1967 (The Sense of Fashion, Einaudi). The previews of the...

BAGUTTA – ANTIQUE EXCELLENCE

A high-range brand, made in Italy, which the Gavazzeni family has led to success, breathing life into a brand synonymous with exclusiveness and lifestyle. With the goal of “Creating a shirt both comfortable and elegant, to wear for every occasion”. It’s no surprise that it was Pino Gavazzeni who so strongly believed in the...

GROSSET JANIN – LIVING THE CHALET DREAM

We’ve all dreamed of owning one of those beautiful wooden chalets, just like the ones you see sitting on snow-capped mountains and surrounded by pine trees, with a blanket of snow on the roof … they look so cosy and inviting, comfortable and warm. A Grosset Janin high-end chalet is built with care, skill...

DO YOU OWN PROPERTY IN THE UK?

If yes, your property will now be subject to UK inheritance tax (“IHT”) even if it is held indirectly by a company or by a trust. Maitland’s legal advisory team in London gives the low-down. In the past, it was quite common for non-UK residents and “non-doms” (those who live there but are not...

WORLD RUGBY AWARDS

It seem only fitting that one of the most renowned sporting venues in the world be chosen to host – for the first time – the World Rugby Awards. With a propensity to attract the great and the good of the sporting world, Monaco is no stranger to hosting glittering events to celebrate the...

CHRISTMAS AT MONTE-CARLO BAY HOTEL & RESORT

It is difficult to describe Christmas as anything but “magical”; the twinkly lights, the crisp air, the general feeling of hygge… Every year Monaco delights with its penchant for fully embracing the Christmas spirit with opulent displays, such as the  roundabout by the Casino de Monte Carlo, but none seem to have embraced Christmas...