The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua (Hawaii) unveils multi-million dollar renovation

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua in Maui (Hawaii) has recently completed a multi-million-dollar refresh from Honolulu-based Philpotts & Associates Interior Design. The enhancements culminate to mark the property’s 25th anniversary. Lobby upgrades were informed by the Hawaiian word “mana,” which refers to the forces of nature embodied in an object or person. Intimate lighting is installed along with fire elements and organic lines and textures to create a natural indoor-outdoor atmosphere. The lobby level is also home to the new Kai Café. The 10,000-square-foot tri-level pool is surrounded by a 20,000-square-foot sundeck appointed with newly [...]

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Aston Martin unveils ‘Art of Living by Aston Martin’ experiences for 2018

Aston Martin has revealed the initial offering of ‘Art of Living by Aston Martin’ experiences for 2018. These exclusive experiences will offer unparalleled access to guests who would like to live life the Aston Martin way. A highlight in the new Aston Martin’s Art of Living season is ‘Hokkaido On Ice’, an opportunity to experience a range of Aston Martin models against the spectacular backdrop of Japan’s northernmost island. Under the tutelage of expert drivers, guests will learn how to control a car in the slippery conditions, pushing themselves and [...]

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Badgley Mischka to launch into beauty

TPR Holdings LLC announced this week that it has signed a worldwide beauty license with Badgley Mischka, and will be developing a fragrance and a line of color cosmetics for the brand. TPR president Brian Robinson remarked in a release, “Mark Badgley and James Mischka are iconic designers with a distinct style,” adding, “The sophisticated aesthetic of their brand caters to a younger, more modern couture customer. We are looking forward to creating award-winning fragrances and color cosmetics for the Badgley Mischka brand.” James Mischka described Badgley Mischka’s move into [...]

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Céline appoints Hedi Slimane as new Creative Director – to launch menwear and Couture

Hedi Slimane, Saint Laurent‘s star designer, is joining LVMH‘s Celine from February 1st. Slimane will show his first collection for CELINE next September. It marks yet another major step in Slimane’s career, who built his reputation at Dior Homme between 2000 and 2007 and at Yves Saint Laurent, (which he rebranded as Saint Laurent) between 2012 and 2016. “I am particularly happy that Hedi is back within the LVMH Group and taking the creative reins of our Céline maison,” said Bernard Arnault, chairman and CEO of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, [...]

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Six Senses to open two city hotels in Singapore

Six Senses Singapore is split across two buildings that are an easy wander apart. Six Senses Duxton and Six Senses Maxwell will mark the brand’s first city hotels, celebrating local Singapore culture and history while adding a touch of playfulness to the heritage properties. There is a diverse mix of Chinese, Malay and European elements in the buildings including neo-classical lion head motifs, Chinese porcelain-chip friezes co-existing with Malay timber fretwork, French windows, Portuguese shutters and Corinthian pilasters. Guests can make full use of all facilities and outstanding service in both, as well as the [...]

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Woolrich opens new flagship store in Milan

Italian luxury brands Woolrich has recently opened a new store in Milan. Measures a whopping 700 sqm. and featuring a variety of settings. the italian fashion brand’s creative director Andrea Cané collaborated with acclaimed Tokyo-based practice Wonderwall to design its interior, and this resulted in a series of spaces that combine practicality and a cool aesthetic. Upon entering the store, shoppers cross a lounge-inspired space. The chosen aesthetic of the Woolrich shop is predominantly defined by light colours and simple materials, such as wood, glass and metal. furnishings comprise of wooden and steel [...]

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