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Jaguar u alfred dunhillPERFECT HARMONY

The successful opening of Alfie's new bar, restaurant and lounge as a result of a fruitful collaboration between the English luxury men's brand Alfred Dunhill and the automotive company Jaguar was the reason for continuing their partnership. This was announced by Nadir Elmir, Dunhill’s general manager for Europe and the Middle East, and Robin Colgan, managing director of Jaguar Land Rover, who honored Alfie's, which is located in the Boulevard gallery of the Jumeirah Emirates Towers. Inside, Alfie's Restaurant is next to the recently opened Dunhill Brand Store, featuring contemporary design and elegant furnishings.

Hues Boutique Hotel

Hues Boutique Hotel, a small hotel located on the seafront in Deira and opened no more than a year ago, hosted a cocktail reception for representatives of local and foreign media. The event was held to provide an opportunity for the press to communicate with representatives of the large company Bin Salloum Group, which owns the hotel, the design company Drawlink, which designed the hotel, and Hues Hotel Management, which manages the hotel. Recall that the Hues Boutique Hotel was opened in 2011. A new concept for the UAE was used in its creation. The hotel has very comfortable rooms, two restaurants, a bar, a living room and a spa. The hotel is known for its unique and modern architecture and vibrant exterior.

Boutique IWC
opened in Paris

Following the opening of its flagship boutique in New York in late April of this year, the Swiss watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen announced the opening of its new boutique in the world capital of luxury and fashion - Paris. The boutique occupies two floors and is located on the prestigious Rue de la Paix street.

In its sales rooms you can see models from all existing IWC collections. Stylish design and elegant interiors in a European spirit make shopping at the boutique even more enjoyable.

The opening of the huge store was a cause for joy for both IWC watchmaking fans and company representatives.

The head of the IWC, George Kern, emphasized that the opening of a new boutique means a lot to the brand: “This store not only reflects the uniqueness of our brand and makes an unforgettable impression on customers, opening up a world of interesting stories ...,” he said, “Guests of our boutique will be able to immerse themselves into the unique atmosphere of IWC and get closer to the brand philosophy. ”


British designer Paul Smith set about writing an autobiographical book. The fashion designer wants to make a work about himself a kind of alphabet of his life. The book will bear the title corresponding to the idea: “Paul Smith A to Z” (Paul Smith: “A” to “Z”). On its pages the letters will actually be arranged in alphabetical order, for each of which Paul wrote a short story related with his life.

Particularly interesting for fans of this outstanding personality will be that in his stories the author will affect not only professional activities, but also the details of his personal life: for example, readers will have the opportunity to learn both about Smith’s sources of inspiration and about his favorite musical groups and relationships inside his family.

“The French company Arte shot me in a documentary, and for the DVD with the resulting tape, I was asked to work on creating a small booklet that could be attached to the disc,” Smith tells how the idea of ​​writing a book came up. “When we started discussing this was a trip to my London studio, company representatives realized that they would not even publish a brochure, but a whole book. The basis is taken from the alphabet - each letter corresponds to a small story illustrated by my photographs from different years. "

About 200 images will be located on 200 pages in the new book of Paul Smith. These include drafts and personal photographs.

Harry winston
will take part in the Biennale des Antiquaires

Behind the newly opened doors of the renewed, stunning Hall of Fame of the Paris Grand Palais, this year's Biennale des Antiquaires promises to be the largest in its entire history. The exhibition will feature 150 antique galleries, the number of participants has almost doubled compared to the 2010 show.

The 26th edition of the Biennale des Antiquaires 2012 will be held from September 14 to 23 in the Grand Palace in Paris, near the world's most famous antiques and jewelry houses, including the ten most prestigious: Cartier, Chanel, Harry Winston, Boucheron , Piaget, Van Cleef and Arpels, Dior, while the houses of Bulgari, Louis Vuitton and Chinese jeweler Wallace Chan will join for the first time.

The enclave of jewelry houses, forming an entire avenue of jewelry, is one of the busiest sections of the show. Each participant creates their own "mini-house" and, despite the different styles of design, and sometimes even extravagant creativity (at the last exhibition Van Cleef & Arpels invited us to travel with Jules Verne), each demonstration place, exalting luxury, is elegantly decorated . The interior of Chanel always has a cozy sofa and a picture, which makes it possible to calmly examine diamond products, while Harry Winston immerses you in the atmosphere of New York.

The main jewelry house of New York Harry Winston will again represent America in Paris. Harry Winston boutique was opened in Paris in 1957, since 1974 the jewelry house is a member of Biennale.

“At Harry Winston, we share the same values ​​- authenticity, excellence and the search for the exceptional. We will be very pleased to show all our lovers of excellence in jewelry our rarest and most effective products,” said Frederic de Narp, President and CEO of Harry Winston. - You will be able to see a delightful necklace with sapphires and diamonds created this year, which consists of 13 sapphires weighing 146.71 carats of wedge-cut, 225 diamonds of oval and wedge-cut weights of 42.49 full carat platinum. "

Prize winners "New Montblanc Voices"

The young musicians of the Mariinsky Theater - Victoria Yastrebova, soprano, and Andrei Serov, bass baritone - became laureates of the international Montblanc New Award. The award ceremony was traditionally timed to coincide with the Stars of the White Nights festival, held in St. Petersburg.

Maestro Valery Gergiev named the laureates the choice, verified by serious tests, who came to the ceremony right from the meeting of the St. Petersburg Economic Forum, where he took part in the round table discussion “Changing Attitudes to Charity in Russia”. He said that the forum discussed topics that are important for cultural figures, since in the modern world everything is very interconnected. An example of art support is the initiative of the German company Montblanc, with which the Mariinsky Theater has been collaborating for many years.

When asked what it means to be the voice of “Montblanc”, the maestro replied that for six years this award has become one of the symbols of the beauty of opera singing and is personally associated with something beautiful and enchanting, does Mozart, Wagner, Puccini sound, Tchaikovsky or Mussorgsky. He wished the newly made laureates to take care of their voice as the most gentle of all musical instruments. “God gives a person talent and intelligence, and only in the interaction of both the outstanding result is born,” Valery Gergiev believes.

Earlier, the winners of this award were mezzo-soprano from Wales, Catherine Jenkins, Chinese bass baritone Shen Yang, Russians - soprano Kristina Kapustinskaya, baritone Alexei Markov, tenors Sergey Skorokhodov and Sergey Semishkur, bass Mikhail Petrenko.

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