In our weekly series, we bring you the latest in luxury news around the world. This week’s highlights: Shakti 360 Leti bids farewell with a bang, Glenglassaugh Distillery unveils new coastal portfolio, and Maison Boulud makes Singapore debut
B.P. de Silva and Royal Asscher jointly celebrate Art Deco
This month, two royal jewellers commemorate a century of the 1920s art movement. The Deco Centennial Collection showcases nine modern pieces inspired by themes like Twenties Tassel, Cosmic, Gilded, Luminaire, and Regalia. Crafted in 18K white and yellow gold, the designs pay homage to Art Deco textures, cosmic elements, gilding, guiding lights, and regal legacy. The collection is now available in-store and online, with an exclusive showcase at B.P. de Silva Flagship Boutique in Singapore.
Arnold & Son reflects on the Time Pyramid
The Swiss watch manufacturer continues to refine one of its iconic collection with a redesigned 42.5 mm case, blue aventurine glass case back, and a white opal minutes circle. Red gold and platinum options offer precious alternatives, mirrored on the dial’s rim. Departing from traditional timekeeping, the pyramid-shaped, skeletonised movement is reminiscent of an anchor, paying homage to John Arnold’s role as a Royal Navy watchmaker. The open-air case-back showcases aventurine glass, creating interplays of transparency and colour, complemented by alternating gold-plated and NAC-treated finishes on the dial.
Shakti 360 Leti welcomes all to its final season
Shakti Himalaya bids farewell to its groundbreaking Shakti 360 Leti after 16 years of Himalayan hospitality. The property, known for its glass pavilions, remote setting, and beauty at over 2,000 metres, will close in March 2024 to make way for a new project. Guests can relish ‘slow travel,’ daily walks, and savour the mesmerising mountain vistas during this unique experience; with rates starting from U$5,742 per person for a five-night itinerary. The new project launch will be revealed in due course.
Glenglassaugh Distillery gets Singapore
The Scottish distillery undergoes a transformative revival, unveiling a rejuvenated portfolio and design aligned with Singapore’s tropical climate. The flagship 12 Year Old Single Malt reflects the distillery’s coastal style, drawing inspiration from Sandend Bay’s sand tides. Two new whiskies, Sandend and Portsoy, capture the coastal essence with tropical sweetness and maritime flavors. Future releases dating back to the 1960s and 1970s will further explore Glenglassaugh’s rich history, inviting enthusiasts to delve into its distinctive Highland coastal malt.
Louvre Abu Dhabi exhibits Cartier, Islamic Inspiration and Modern Design
The groundbreaking exhibition, running until 24 March 2024, explores Cartier’s design influence by Islamic art from the 20th century to today. Featuring over 400 objects from various collections, it is co-organised by Louvre Abu Dhabi, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Musée du Louvre, and France Muséums. The immersive digital space, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, further showcases the inspiration and creative process, complementing the visual experience by a diverse cultural and educational programme.
Maison Boulud to open at Marina Bay Sands
Early 2024 marks the renowned restaurant’s entry into Singapore, with Michelin-starred chef Daniel Boulud at the helm. Located along The Shoppes waterfront, Maison Boulud offers elevated French cuisine amidst breathtaking views of the Singapore skyline. executive chef Rémy Carmignani leads the kitchen, showcasing French gastronomy and seasonal ingredients. The restaurant, celebrating the essence of the French Riviera, features coastal-inspired interiors by award-winning designer Joyce Wang.
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