A new and intriguing offer has graced the jewellery scene and it comes from a New York dancer-turned-designer’s classic love for beautiful and elegant gems. Jamie Wolf is quickly becoming a household name in the world of fine craftsmanship and unmatched luxury with a staggering variety of delicate rings, signature earrings and graceful necklaces.
Relying on thoughtful presentation, high attention to detail, uncompromising quality and impeccable design – the former ballet dancer presents pieces that are a unique blend of shape, scale, colour and movement. Each and every one looks effortless and ethereal – a true glittering temptation for the rich and powerful.
In a creative collaboration with fashion designer Derek Lam, he has released an exquisite collection to mark the New York City Ballet’s fiftieth anniversary and, more importantly, choreographer George Balanchine talent and perfection. One of the more striking pieces are he silver and black rhodium Midsummer Night’s Dream earrings for $690 as well as the Four Temperaments cuff decorated with black and white luminescent diamonds for $1,890.
Other spectacular offers include a clean, cut and wonderfully minimalistic pavé band for $1,680 and the Trinity rings priced at $4,790 each. Made white gold with black and white diamonds – they are reminiscent of a time of old Hollywood glamor and decadence. Amongst Wolf’s standout pieces are the octagon labradorite rings for $3,400 each and the Bisou rings valued at $3,990 decorated with the rose of France and minute diamonds.
His ability to blend classic elegance with modern minimalism is uncanny and makes it no surprise that he she has rapidly gained praise and attention, going as far as designing custom wedding rings for celebrities Benjamin Millepied and Natalie Portman. Her statement creations are a spellbinding combination of quality, craftsmanship and inspiration, turning them into works of art on their own.
The bespoke watch-making company Zenith is celebrating its 150th anniversary with style and class With reputation for high quality and stylish functionality and being particularly admired for its range of aviation watches and the El Primero movement, the brand is known for pushing the boundaries of innovation in horology. The way they have chosen to celebrate the special occasion is by collaborating with luxury store Harrods for a month-long celebration, featuring displays on four of the store’s prime windows.
From historic models like the intricate and exquisite enamelled and engraved pocket watches from the distant 1910 to a replica of a historic Lancia Stratos rally car, marking Zenith’s sponsorship of the Paris-Biarritz car rally – there will be a wide array of the brand’s most infamous creations on sale in the store and on their website. Two special models will be the highlight of the exhibition – one is the rose-gold version made of the partially skeletonised Academy Christophe Colombe model with price available on request. It features a revolutionary gyroscopic regulatory system and a brilliant sapphire crystal dome on the dial. The other is a £7,300 anniversary edition of the El Primero Chromonaster 1969 watch that will be available for a month. A limited number of one hundred and fifty pieces will be made with unique numbers.
The exclusive model is accentuated by rarity and is a fine example of the brand’s superior craftsmanship and traditions cultivated over centuries. The previous materials make for a robust case with an opening that reveals the legendary beating heart of the El Primero movement. The finishing includes an oscillating weight with “Côtes de Genève” motif with a 6.60mm thickness. With its bold colours and clean, cut lines – the watch is a worthy tribute to classic rally cars, capturing their bespoke ambiance. The silicon escape-wheel and lever put a nice finishing touch to the outstanding accessory.
A completely renovated and modernized Colonial estate is on the market in Georgia for the modest sum of $10,950,000. Located on 3+ acres of beautifully landscaped land in private association, it is within minutes to Greenwich. Classic Southern tradition blends with modern luxury throughout the stunning interior. Masterfully designed with high ceilings, exquisite detail, custom woodwork, French doors and panoramic windows – the house is flooded with natural light and boasts generously proportioned rooms.
Stunning architectural detail is observed throughout the property with the formal rooms featuring wonderful details, mouldings and a barrel vaulted ceiling. The mahogany library comes with a wet bar and the kitchen has been fully fitted with new state-of-the-art appliances. The light-filled dining area is adjoined to the spacious living room.
There are eight bedrooms and eight bathrooms with the master bedroom coming with walk-in closets, separate office and spa-like bath.
All bedrooms feature en-suit bathrooms. Additional luxuries of the property include a yoga room, exercise room, private wine cellar, and heated pool with granite decking, an all-weather tennis court and a separate guest house. Double-height entry hall, fireplaces in three of the common rooms and outstanding blend of Colonial tradition and modern elegance make this property a sought-after family home. Its pristine location and spellbinding views of the surrounding area give it the necessary privacy for a family residence.
The extraordinary estate is characterized by sophisticated elegance and well-proportioned rooms that feature modern appliances and high-quality furnishing. Its few amenities, among which an all-weather tennis court, exercise and recreational room, heated pool and wine cellar, are just some of the added benefits of the special property. A long driveway leads up to the front of the property through meticulously maintained landscape with sweeping lawns.
This is the ideal way to enjoy pastoral privacy in a Colonial-inspired Georgian estate with sun-filled interiors.
Discover the glittering allure of diamonds in the TAG Heuer Carrera Lady Calibre 9 watch. It is a stunning piece that combines modern simplicity with timeless elegance. Its brilliant and minimalistic design attracts attention with quality and attention to detail.
The Carrera Lady Calibre 9 watch from TAG Heuer comes in a 28mm stainless steel case with an eye-catching sunray dial surrounded by a halo of 56 Top Wesselton diamonds engraved on the bezel. The TAG Heuer Carrera is an iconic watch created by Jack Heuer in the distant 1964 and is closely associated with fast cars and races. The collection has undergone a subtle redesign and is gaining more and more popularity with its return to smaller-sized women’s watches.
The automatic movement on the Carrera Lady Calibre 9 Watch powers the hours, minutes, seconds and date functions and the fully-integrated steel bracelet gives it an attractive bracelet-like profile. The TAG Heuer Carrera Lady watch gets its appeal from the combined charm of a sporty feel with a touch of glamour and is water-resistant to 100 metres.
With a retail price of £ 3,100 it oozes style and elegance. The pure mother-of-pearl dial perfectly complements the polished steel bezel and the 56 Top Wesselton diamonds. The H-shaped steel bracelet is strikingly simple yet effective with its clean cut design – something unusual for a female watch. The combination works to the model’s advantage, however, creating a piece that is both aesthetically pleasing and technically superior to other models in the series.
The back of the case allows for observation of the intricate movement of the elements thanks to the sapphire case. All in all – this is the ideal piece of jewellery that combines timeless elegance and modern simplicity: a perfect gift for any occasion for those who value the finer things in life.
The new Buick Avenir Concept presented at the Detroit Motor Show is expected to redefine the future of luxury vehicles. Dubbed ‘the most beautiful Buick so far’ it is a true testament to the perfect blend of design, luxury and engineering. Its sophisticated and sleek exterior adds to a superb automotive experience, building on the brand’s 112-year heritage. The re-invented model will, without a doubt, be the car that brings the design into the future, building on top of Buick’s signature luxury and technological advancement.
The Avenir stands out with its luxurious interior, elegant design and forward technology. The core elements of the interior are comfort, connectivity and moderation with the space utilized in a way that enhances the driving experience and gives a sense of freedom. Some of the innovative features are the driver-recognition options that automatically sync infotainment preferences, mobile device wireless charging and the ionic cabin air filtration.
Steel, glass and leather are the materials used to bring this forward concept to life and push the boundaries of technological and aesthetic perfection. The sculpted design features full LED exterior lighting, a new grille design and striking proportions with an imposing presence.
The next-generation V-6 engine has an active fuel management and stop/start technology. On the technological front it’s hard to miss the Buick IntelliLink infotainment with large, 12-inch-diagonal color touch screen. The entire design of the car is a modern interpretation of the landmark 1954 Wildcat II concept. Its proportions are 204.5 inches in length and 76.0 inches in diameter.
The wireless phone charging and a 4G OnStar Wi-Fi hotspot in the cabin are a conveniesbnt feature that adds to the comfort of the passengers. The four-place interior features individual bucket seats bisected by a full-length center console.
With the actual release date is unknown it is expected to come on the market by the end of 2018 with a retail price of $60,000.
The new season see the inspiring collections of reworked vintage jewellery of three aspiring designers – Annina Vogel, Circa Ibiza and Oona have made a business out of reworking old pieces into something fresh and wonderful with careful detail and high-quality craftsmanship.
Founded by former Elle magazine journalist Grace Saunders – Circa Ibiza combines a wide array of vintage charms – ranging from the turn of the century to the 1970s and including silver oyster shells with tiny pearls (priced at £30 each), old-fashioned and highly-ornate typewriters (£35) as well as gold baby booties (£140); lockets (from £115) with beads and other antique treasures used to fashion bespoke necklaces and bracelets. The brand offers personalized pendants and bracelets built on top of a simple rustic chain (£60 for silver; £90 for 9ct gold). The Classic Collection of restored and remodelled rings, necklaces and bracelets, interspersed with blue enamelled beads and pearls, is particularly eye-catching and bears the charm of a time long passed.
Another up-and-coming designer that is capable of turning old goodies into spectacular timeless pieces is Annina Vogel. Some of her rare vintage charms include ornate music boxes incrusted with diamonds or incorporating other beautiful antique jewellery. Some of her most beautiful creations include classic cufflinks and brooches refashioned into one-of-a-kind rings (from £1,250), delicate pendants (from £250), and Victorian-inscribed signet rings (from £350) and bracelets (from £350). Her collection of vintage scarves (from Hermès, Gucci, Dior) feature encased motifs in glass-faced Victorian lockets (£850, exclusive to Liberty).
The Spanish brand Oona was founded by Maria Moro after she fell in love with traditional Sri Lankan jewellery techniques. The pieces are inspired by designs from Sri Lanka’s various colonial eras and generously use old cut diamonds, sapphires and different shades of spinel. Beautiful earrings come in limited-edition gold, amethyst and diamond drops (£1,590), as well as rose gold and white topaz hoops (£475). Their newest lotus collection was just launched and it was inspired by the art-deco period.
A new and unique holiday place has opened doors in Dubai and is attracting high-net individuals with its luxury and one-of-a-kind experiences. Renowned hotel The Palm now offers two luxurious underwater suits at Atlantis with spectacular floor-to-ceiling views into a massive aquarium. The illusion that the visitor is under the sea doesn’t come cheap, though, as a single-night stay starts at $8,200.
The thousands of exotic sea creatures are not the only feature that draws visitors to the lavish hotelas there are also a number of services to make every stay as memorable as can be. A 24-hour private butler service ensures guests have their every whim catered to and can place any request at any time of the day. From camel rides to skydiving and exclusive shopping in Dubai’s lavish boutiques – private butlers are on-call to make turn every wish into a reality.
The underwater suites – Poseidon and Neptune – come with many perks: soap with 24-carat gold flakes, Dom Perignon Champagne and a generous 1,776 square foot floor plan that includes a large living and dining room situated over three floors. This has helped The Palms quickly become a symbol for extravagant luxury in the United Arab Emirates and a favourite of celebrities and socialites. The 110-acre resort is located on the Palm Jumeirah artificial island just off the coast of Dubai.
Although these are not the hotel’s most famous suits to date – Poseidon and Neptune are an otherworldly attraction that can make any visit unforgettable. The aquarium that surrounds them is populated with 65,000 exotic sea creatures that guests can observe from every room.
Both suits are furnished to a superb finish with a modern feel and exquisite style. The unique ambiance makes them perfect for romantic occasions, such as honeymoon celebration or just an exotic getaway.
A unique collection of vases, pitchers, plates, bowls and platters with the famous artist’s signature will be up for sale at Sotheby’s London. The creative pieces are an ideal opportunity for lovers of his unmatched style and creativity to own part of his artistic brilliance.
Around 150 pieces are available – some completely one-of-a-kind and others editioned designs, such as the Joueur de Diaule platter from 1947 priced between £5,000 and £8,000. This is the first ceramic Picasso design that has made an edition and has both Madoura and Edition Picasso back stamps.
Familiar motifs, such as the peace dove, owl, horse and bull, adorn the ceramic pieces and will surely attract the attention of Picasso aficionados. A one-of-a-kind Colombe de la Paix platter from 1954 has been signed by the painter in green paint and dated “7 Juin 54” with the Madoura stamp. Its asking price is £40,000. In total the famous artist made 13 plates with variations of the same motif for the 13th Congress of the French Communist Party. Chouette – a beautiful an owl-shaped vase from 1968 is priced at £9,000 and a Picador bowl, made in 1955 and depicting a matador and bull, is sold for £2,500.
Of course, it cannot be a Picasso collection without his signature representation of the human form and, particularly, the face. The Service Visage Noir is a complete set of 12 plates and one dish, from an edition of 100 made in 1948 and is priced at £40,000. Each of the pieces has the inscription “Pour Catherine et Jean Louis” and was probably a wedding present to Prince Aly Khan and Rita Hayworth in 1949.
Women or, more importantly, Picasso’s women are also well-represented in the collection with buyers having a chance to own pieces inspired by his muses. The Pichet à Glace is a beautiful 1952 water pitcher with alluring feminine form.
Located in sunny Marbella, this exclusive penthouse is the epitome of modern comfort and luxurious living. Recently remodelled to a superb finish, the 440-square metre duplex is located within a highly sought-after gated community that has 3 pools, a private restaurant, gym, squash court and spa with a 24-hour service. It is also just mere 2 minutes from the beach and 5 min from Puerto Banus and Marbella town centre abound with amenities and luxurious boutiques.
The penthouse displays modern, open and bright design throughout its 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms with clever use of space and high-quality materials. The lower floor of the property benefits from an open floor plan with spacious rooms flooded with natural light whilst the accent upstairs is the vaulted ceilings. The living, dining and family rooms boast beautiful high ceilings, modern decor, oil-rubbed French oak floors, custom furniture and state-of-the-art Gaggenau appliances.
There is a large terrace around the property complete with a jacuzzi, seating, dining as well as entertainment areas with spectacular 360-degree sea and mountain views. All 5 bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and access to the terrace. The master bedroom features a sauna and steam room. LED lighting is displayed throughout the entire property with dimmers to set the mood.
Recently refurbished, the property comes with tasteful and classy art work in tone with the furnishings and materials. The living room has a fully functioning fire place that provides a warm, homey feel to the Southern property. A built-in Sonos System (both indoor and outdoor) including Surround sound speakers gives this home a technical edge that no other has, turning it into the ideal urban dwelling.
Three pools, one of which located indoors and heated, provide a perfect place for relaxation and parties. The asking price for the property is € 2,195,000.