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  MY The Wellesley was originally built in the Netherlands by Oceanco and has completed a comprehensive refit by Sunrise Yachts and interior designers Dennis Irvine Studio to mirror the hotel’s glamorous Art Deco style. The yacht has already demonstrated its exceptional quality having received the coveted ‘Best Yacht of the Show’ award at the MYBA Charter Show on 5th May in Genoa. A yacht charter is by its nature, entirely personalised. Up to 12 guests will be looked after by the permanent crew of 12 – on hand to cater to every whim. MY The Wellesley offers guests the Read more..

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Normandie Est. 1693 Introduces Clarington The team at Normandie Est. 1693 (one of only 29 original French Huguenot-settled farms in the famous Franschhoek valley of the Cape Winelands) has introduced an innovative new collection of wines: Clarington – a collection that uniquely marries the art of winemaking with the love of art. With over 20 years experience, winemaker Johan Viljoen is regarded as one of the leading viticulturists in South Africa and indeed the world, having worked in some of the top wine regions globally, including France, Italy, Spain, Australia and California. Viljoen’s exceptional expertise in viticulture and winemaking has Read more..

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Droopy Eyelids – a thing of the past   For most of us, keeping our skin looking youthful and healthy is a Herculean challenge. Throw in the harsh local climate and a dry winter, and you get a recipe for tired and dehydrated skin.   “The good news is that advancements in both technology and skin therapy are now providing ways in which we can tackle nature’s harshest elements, as well as the ageing process,” says Dr. Maureen Allem, founder and medical director of Skin Renewal, part of the renowned Renewal Institute. “Innovative new treatments are being introduced, such as Read more..

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The Bo & Luca story is one of art and beauty, of exoticism and culture; one of artisan skill and ancient craftsmanship, steeped in the magical world of couture. Born from beginnings of nomadic travel and influenced by undying affinities with the romance of bohemia, a little nostalgic for days gone by and infused with a worldly soul and a 70s ease, the brand’s signature bohemian luxe design aesthetic is grounded in uncomplicated styling and easy elegance. A touch gypset and conjuring moods of glamourous yesteryears, instinctual style and timeless appeal – effortless silhouettes, whimsical movement, signature hand beading and Read more..

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Everything comes from   the heart. It is our essence. OUR HEART IS EVERYTHING PURE, GOOD AND EVIL. IT ACHES, IT DESIRES, IT IS WHO WE ARE. IN MAPPING OUR HEART WE ARE BOTH EXPLORERS AND TOURISTS, AT THE FRONTIERS AND THE CENTRE, NAVIGATING THE UNKNOWN AND THE ALL TOO FAMILIAR. WE CAN TREAD PATHS TRAVELLED AND NOT. IF IT TOUCHES US, MAKES US ACHE, CHALLENGES AND EXPLORES WHAT IT IS TO LIVE, THEN IT IS FOR MAP OF THE HEART. It is love at first sight – map of the heart fragrances at metropolitain cosmetics Sarah Blair and Jeffrey Darling Read more..

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          Herb Ritts was plucked from photography too soon, from a disease that was not known at the time. His death was a shock, as were the other deaths that came – many of whom were highly creative beings. Herb Ritts began his photographic career in the late 70s and gained a reputation as a master of art and commercial photography. In addition to producing portraits and editorial fashion for Vogue, Vanity Fair, Interview, and Rolling Stone, Ritts also created successful advertising campaigns for Calvin Klein, Chanel, Donna Karan, Gap, Gianfranco Ferré, Gianni Versace, Giorgio Armani, Levi’s, Pirelli, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Valentino, among others. Beginning in 1988 he directed numerous influential and Read more..

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No words necessary- Spanish born TXEMA YESTE combines sophisticated imagery, with high end tech to create perfect images.      

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Cactus de Cartier… A bold, free-spirited collection of powerful, sculptural pieces to love unconditionally. Putting a twist on traditional sources of inspiration, Cartier reveals the secret, distinctive beauty of these fascinating, uncompromising plants that we dare not touch, but observe from afar. A hardy child of the desert, resistant to freezing nights and arid days, originating from a time before time began. Opening and  flowering as it did at the dawn of time, it offers itself up unreservedly in the brilliance of its simplicity with this sun-drenched collection. The very essence of primal beauty, it radiates irresistibly under Cartier’s gaze. Read more..

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CHIC RETREATS are passionate about boutique hotels; independently owned properties where the owners and their carefully selected teams really care about their guests. These hidden gems are not about star ratings, meeting rooms and room numbers. They are places that set your heart racing, hideaways you don’t want to share; where the bread is homemade, the care is personal and you can really escape. http://www.chicretreats.com/ Here are some of the best: Torre de Palma Wine Hotel, Portugal   Torre de Palma Wine Hotel in the Alto Alentejo region of Portugal is a manor house that dates back to 1338. After a magnificent Read more..

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Definitely one of the most beautiful spaces to dine in. Clad in soft light from the domed glass roof- you can breakfast, lunch or take a decadent high tea. At night it glows with candle light. The Lanesborough- affectionately known as the most expensive hotel in London, is on Hyde Park in Knightsbridge. The Chef, Florian Flavario was with The Bristol Hotel in Paris for five years.A talented young chef with the highest calibre of European culinary training and a repertoire of global consultancy roles, Florian Favario joined Le Bristol in 2010 as Eric Frechon’s protégé, following half a decade training with Marc Veyrat and Read more..

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