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100 years in a bottle – a royal lifestyle

We live in a world where everything is instant and immediate. The urge of immediacy sometimes makes us forget about the art of patience and the depth of craftsmanship and skills. Earlier I was introduced to the world of Louis XIII at their pop-up boutique in Harrods (only until 25th April), I was so fascinated to learn about the history behind this bottle of Cognac. Personally I am not a fan of cognac, nor do I know a lot about it. That is why learning about the heritage of Louis XIII with a fresh eye makes is so much more fascinating. I also had the pleasure to speak to Ludovic du Plessis, the Global Executive Director of LOUIS ...
Category: Luxury

The scent of seduction

Still looking for something special as Christmas present? Here is one for you- S&X Perfume by RANKIN. This special perfume, created by The Perfumer’s Story by Azzi Formula Number F3355412 , is an exciting collaboration between iconic photographer Rankin and award winning fragrance designer, Azzi Glasser created under her own label, The Perfumer’s Story by Azzi. Never underestimate the power of scent, it always brings out the deepest emotions of a person. Be it provocative or nostalgic, the stimulation of scent can trigger some memories, or create an imaginary sensation. Wanting to capture the smell of S&X as if it was taken th...
Category: Beauty

Women Crush Wednesdays

There are many kinds of dinner that you look forward to, or dread attending. Especially when you are unfamiliar with other attendants, it can be a little uncomfortable. But as always, JPR Media Group throws the best events and dinners in town, and when I got the invitation to attend one of their Woman’s Crush Wednesday Club dinner party, I was very much looking forward to have the honour as a guest.   The Woman’s Crush Wednesday Club is a dinner party hosted in partnership with a luxury brand where they choose one powerful woman on the night to celebrate. The concept “Woman’s Crush Wednesday” is taken from social media whe...
Category: Luxury

Magical afternoon in the heart of London

  In 1863, a French wine merchant called Daniel Nicholas Thévenon and his wife Celestine arrived in England in a bid to escape the clutches of creditors in Paris. So began a story that grew out of bankruptcy and culminated in the creation of Café Royal, a London legend. Today,  Hotel Café Royal, reopened after closing for 4 years for renovation since 2008, is one of the most luxurious hotels in the heart of London, yet the spa and wellness centre underneath the hotel is genuinely a hidden gem. I always love this place, it is the most modern but historic place at the same time. Akasha Spa & Gym, at the basement of Café Roy...
Category: Luxury

The Magical Amber and Quartz Healing Quality

  Just when I am looking forward to my holiday on the beaches, I had a little preview today at House of Elemis. Lying on the gently heated Amber and Quartz Crystal Bed in the treatment room, I was told by my therapist that this is inspired by the sand quality on beaches with healing power. The story started when the pioneer who developed this bed, realised every time when he took his mother to the beaches, her back pain magically disappears, so he thought why not bring the beach back home. There you go with the amber and quartz bed for my 1.15 hour long Hot Mineral Body Boost treatment.  I was suffering from lower back pain, a...
Category: Luxury