THE LUXURY EXPERIENCE

    

 

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...

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...

VANESSA VON ZITZEWITZ – DANCING WITH ELEPHANTS

Vanessa von Zitzewitz talks about her work, elephants, art and contrasts.   F.1.M.: What is the idea behind this shoot? V.V.Z.: When I started my career, the photo that really inspired me was from Richard Alvedon, he shot it for Christian Dior in 1955, it is entitled “Dovima with Elephants”. This image is elegant and...

LET’S FALL IN DIAMONDS

“Let’s imagine a grid. Each cell in that grid stands for an artistic discipline. I regard my own journey as the journey of a ball that rebounds from one cell to another, absorbing and accumulating the experience of that very journey. My deepest wish is to keep that ball endlessly rolling.” (Charles Kaisin) Belgian...

DESIGN TECHNOLOGY

A peaceful early-winter afternoon. As the sun begins to set and the sky lights up in a blaze of orange, you can finally sit down a moment and start on that book you’ve been wanting to read for months. You’ve chanced to glimpse it so many times passing by the bookstore, but never managed...

FERRARI FXX-K EVO : AN INNOVATIVE NEW PACKAGE FOR THE LABORATORY CAR

Mugello, 29 October 2017 – The Finali Mondiali provided the backdrop to the world premiere of the new FXX-K Evo which will be available both as an extremely limited-run model and as an upgrade package for the existing XX cars. This latest arrival marks a significant evolution of the XX programme launched in 2005...

RELAIS SAN MAURIZIO – WELLNESS & MEDICAL SPA

Unique in the Langhe district, the Relais San Maurizio Wellness & Medical Spa (in Santo Stefano Belbo, province of Cuneo) works to counteract the effects of ageing through a combination of wellness and medicine. With our Medical Science Director and his staff, the Medical Spa offers pre-ageing and anti-ageing treatments and solutions with a...

DIAMONDS ARE A YACHT’S BEST FRIEND

Photo : © Costi Moiceanu An industry no stranger to one-upmanship, the Monaco Yacht Show oft has a propensity to large, elaborate displays to attract those well-heeled visitors of Port Hercule to visit their stand and flog their (rather expensive) wares. Yet one step ahead in the class stakes, as is becoming their tradition, My...

BRAM BOGART, ZONZUCHT – VIGO GALLERY, LONDON

(▲ Zonzucht, January 1965 – Home made paint (pigment, oil, glue, watercolour) on artist made board / canvas – 205x265cm) Bram Bogart, 1921–2012, was dedicated to exploring the materiality of paint. Like Burri and Fontana, he challenged and blurred traditional notions of painting and sculpture, building three dimensional paintings comprised of mostly natural ingredients...

NINO CERRUTI – INSIDE THE WARDROBE OF A LEGEND

A brand steeped in history and tradition, a world made not simply of apparel, but of lifestyle, celebrated for the prestige and sophistication that have always characterised his precious collections, each of them veritable works of art.   Nino Cerruti is a forerunner. The man of the future, as his son Julian likes to...

TOUR DE MONACO – PEDDLE POWER, CYCLING FOR CONSERVATION

The arduous hill climbs of the French Riviera are no stranger to the lycra-clad. The straining lungs and aching legs of those brave enough to tackle these inclines are compelled to do so –more often than not – for the reward of an ice-cold glass of Rosé by the sea. Yet for the second...

SALT SPRAYS IN THE FACE OF THOSE WHO WANDER

Photo by Guillaume Plisson and Francisco Martinez for Imperial In a world without boundaries, where compromise does not exist, Project 783 sets the tone for a new breed of super yacht. Mesmerizing and enchanting, this is the epitome of aesthetic refinement. There is a timeless elegance to the way in which her hull carves her...