Our Ultimate 'Luxe' Christmas Gift Guide
GERT VOORJANS FOR JIM THOMPSON SILK SLIPPERS
Put your best foot forward on casual days out and even stylish nights in. Belgian interior designer Gert Voorjans weaves his signature eccentric touch into these silk slippers, which have been realised by Thai silk manufacturing company Jim Thompson.
ANTIQUE GILT LEATHER PANEL
Own a piece of the past with this antique gilt leather panel from Charles Van Herck’s private collection, which only a few of his friends were privileged to know about. Welcome to the club.
FOUR SEASONS MALDIVES AT VOAVAH, BAA ATOLL
Imagine an island that you can call your own, or share with a loved one or a group of friends—once you’ve booked it, at least. For a serene break away from the city, retreat to this five-acre nirvana in the Maldives that is off-limits to everyone but you. Bask in the wonders of this undisturbed UNESCO territory and enjoy day trips aboard a luxury yacht to ocean excursions on the pristine waters. Talk about paradise found.
GUCCI FUMUS STAR EYE CANDLE
The hottest fashion brand delves into homeware with furnshings and decor. Decorate your space with Gucci’s Fumus candle, which captures the intensity of birch and bright notes of orange and beeswax. The Maison’s Star Eye motif figures prominently on the blue Richard Ginori porcelain container; the hand that holds the ring— another recurring Gucci design element—adds character to the lid. As a bonus, you get a cool-looking container after the wax runs out.
JIMMY CHOO CRUISE COLLECTION 2017
Make like a kid in a candy store with Jimmy Choo’s latest offerings. A showcase of various shoes, bags, brooches, and even buttons, this diverse selection promotes a sense of next-level individuality. Conservative fashionistas may shy away, but those in search of something with extra oomph will delight in the bold prints and embellishments that adorn nearly every piece. Girl, it’s time to stand out!
MERCEDES AMG-GT S
Sate your need for speed and get behind the wheel. Touted as one of the world’s best sports cars, cruising along in a Mercedes AMG-GT S is guaranteed to make you the talk of the town. A true engineering breakthrough, this marvelous machine boasts a compact design and stellar driving dynamics.
THE MARK PYJAMAS
Voted as the world’s most upscale hotel, The Mark takes luxury one notch higher with their pyjamas, a brand-new line of customisable sleepwear intended for both indoor and outdoor wear. With these, you can feel effortlessly chic in the comfort of your hotel room or on the streets of the concrete jungle. Available in crisp navy cotton with bright orange detailing, the top retails for $250 and the bottom for $150. Bespoke monogramming is available upon request.
Spare yourself the hassle of long queues and check-in baggage by booking a private flight on Gulfstream. Its top-of-the-line flagship carrier, the G650ER, is one of the aviation industry’s best performers. As it is outfitted to seat 19 passengers, the interior is equipped with everything one might need for in-flight entertainment, which covers your party needs. The cabin’s amenities are controlled via a smartphone app that may be downloaded on Apple and Android devices.
BREGUET TRADITION REF 7057
Now, ain’t this a beauty? Skeletonised or open-worked timepieces often come with an understated cool factor, what with the exposed mechanisms and all. Breguet skillfully integrates its centuries-old craftsmanship with fine aesthetics in the 40mm Tradition Ref 7057 in 18k rose gold, which sports a hand-wound movement with two power reserve indicators. Get those gears in motion.
DALMORE 40-YEAR OLD WHISKY
Rich Colombian coffee, sweet sultanas, fresh dates, and Old English marmalade—bottle these up, and you have the Dalmore 40. Initially aged in American white oak bourbon barrels, this was transferred over and decanted prior to bottling. Enjoy with the right company for $7,500. Drink responsibly—but if you can afford it, who cares?
“PLEASURE OF FLOWERS” BY ANDRES BARRIOQUINTO
This artist is on every collector’s dream list. Known for his Surrealist portraits layered with fl owers, butterfl ies, and other elements, Andres Barrioquinto’s pieces are conversation starters that add an eclectic touch to any space. Part of a London auction, “Pleasure of Flowers” (4x5 feet, oil on canvass) is just one in this artist’s haunting repertoire of works.
CHANEL ROCKET MINAUDIÈRE
The Maison goes interstellar with a kitschy yet elegant rocket-shaped minaudière, the undeniable showstopper of its fall/winter 2017 collection. This resin, brass, imitation pearl-studded, gold-toned wonder will surely make you a fashion-forward standout. May all your galactic dreams come true.
BULGARI ISPIRIAZIONI ITALIANE NECKLACE
This is major bling! Embodying the natural beauty of Italy, the gemstones on the Ispiriazioni Italiane necklace celebrate the colourful spirit of Bulgari’s homeland; taking inspiration from the blues of Lake Como, the pinks and oranges of the sunrise, and the greens of Tuscany’s vineyards. This extravagant piece is a welcome addition to any jewellery collection—make it part of yours or your favourite lady’s.