House Of Heritage
Set on the most famous square in Paris and with three centuries of illustrious history, Boucheron’s aristocratic home has just emerged from a major renovation. Charlene Co travelled to the City of Light to marvel at the magic
For Art's Sake
Dedicated to fostering cross-cultural art appreciation, the Global Group has forged partnerships with many prestigious institutions for regional and international projects
Setting The Stage
When it comes to the performing arts, it’s hard to beat March, thanks to the Hong Kong Arts Festival
A Cellist Turned Jewellery Artist
“Vissi d’arte, vissi d’amore”– these lyrics by Italian opera composer Giacomo Puccini, which translate to “I live for music, I live for love,” inspire jeweller Anna Hu. Melody is akin to a jewel’s curve, she writes, and harmony can be manifested through a gemstone’s colour
Genting Group scion Loui Lim is determined to put his own stamp on the empire built by his forebears. He speaks to Madeleine Ross about a new generation of Asian travellers and how he is modernising the luxury cruise experience
Brand ambassador Hugh Jackman tells Charlene Co of the journeys he’s made with Montblanc and how the brand stirs emotions
Face Of Change
British actress Felicity Jones takes on a new role as an advocate for women’s education with Clé de Peau Beauté, writes Madeleine Ross
Jewel Of The New Silk Road
She’s set auction records and been recognised by the Louvre. Now Anna Hu has become the first Asian haute jeweller to have her work on permanent display at the State Historical Museum in Moscow.
Heritage In A Decanter
Louis XIII The Legacy bears the mark of four cellar masters whose savoir-faire has led to this unique cognac
Creative maverick Eli Rezkallah is the groundbreaking artist and photographer behind Plastik, a playful, provocative and often controversial art and fashion magazine that has shaken up the Lebanese media industry. The 30-year-old Beiruti launched the outlandish, oversized title in 2009 when he was only 21 and the following year won Best Publication in the Middle East at the Dubai International Printing Awards. In 2016, the rest of the world tuned in when Plastik’s daring cover photo of Miley Cyrus went viral. The singer-songwriter was shot naked wearing only a dessert-themed eye patch and nipple covers. The genius of Eli, a master of visual storytelling, lies in his ability to lace glossy, hyper-real photo essays with darker socio-political messages. Here he recommends his favourite places to eat in Beirut.
It was a love of Lebanese culture and frustration with the lack of information about artists in the region that inspired Nour Salamé to launch Kaph Books in 2016. In the two years since, the publishing house has become one of the leading voices in fine art and photography in the Middle East. Here Nour suggests some activities for creatives visiting her beloved home city.
Recognised by Architectural Digest as one of the top 100 interior designers in the world, Gregory Gatserelia and his award-winning team at Gatserelia Design are responsible for some of Beirut’s most beautiful spaces. He shares a few local hotspots that are close to his heart.
She’s the consummate multitasker, an intrepid traveller and a dedicated mother. Jane Louey talks to Marianna Cerini about the important things in life, and how she’s passing her love of travel on to her children
Creating A Climate Of Change
After experiencing the alarming consequences of natural disasters, Dee Poon is on a mission to promote sustainability. She talks to Oliver Giles about the big environmental questions—and solutions—that occupy her mind
When Lenny Met Dom
A collaboration between Dom Pérignon and Lenny Kravitz sets up the mother of all parties. Sean Fitzpatrick travels to France to talk to the legendary rock star, raise his vibrations and get the selfie to prove it
Turning The Scales
Whether designing for a large project or small, architect Kengo Kuma focuses on the human scale. The Japanese maestro talks to Marianna Cerini about the tectonic shift he sees in the architecture of the future
He’s just launched the Hong Kong Philharmonic’s landmark 45th season and is now taking on the New York Phil for five years. Music director Jaap van Zweden talks to Cherry Lai about his exciting balancing act
With innovations such as blockchain creating an entirely new segment in the finance industry, Johnny Hon reveals how the Global Group is tapping into the new investment opportunities
Tower Of Dreams
With its extraordinary architecture and top dining and retail options, the new Morpheus in Macau is redefining the luxury hotel experience
Cutting New Cloth
Sustainability is the hottest trend in luxury fashion this season, from alternative textiles to eco-conscious sourcing and animal-free fur, and it looks like it’s here to stay. Melissa Twigg introduces designers and brands leading the eco-friendly movement.
Edge Of Tomorrow
Renowned for its precision timepieces, Omega now has a stunning new Swiss manufacture that’s a marvel of high-tech efficiency and sustainability. Christian Barker highlights six of its outstanding features.
Global roamers have a new range of exquisite watches from Vacheron Constantin to help them keep track of time.
The house of Chaumet dazzles with an exhibition of invaluable and historically significant jewellery highlighting two centuries of cross-pollination between France and Japan. Charlene Co previews the Tokyo show
Sowing Seeds Of Revolution
Vegetarian entrepreneurs Peggy Chan and David Yeung discuss the rise of the meat-free movement.
Homegrown fashion designer Harris Chan tells Oliver Giles how he’s leading Moiselle into a new era and taking his first steps into the world of TV.
Inspired by its philosophy that one should always walk on the sunny side of life, Piaget launches a new line of Possession jewellery and watches that’s more vibrant than ever
A major exhibition of Italian Renaissance masterpieces opens this month, thanks to Michelle Ong and the Marco Polo Society. Marianna Cerini meets the players behind the show.
Fledgling filmmaker Justin Cheung, whose first documentary premieres this month, tells Cherry Lai how he hopes to shift the narrative on Hong Kong’s domestic helpers.
Shaped To Perfection
Cartier revamps its Santos timepiece with a more streamlined design while preserving its iconic personality.
By George, They've Got It
Their backgrounds in art pay off magnificently in the stylish, light-filled home Jonathan and Patricia Crockett have created in Mid-Levels for themselves and baby George.