This Week In Luxury: BMW Malaysia Premieres The BMW XM, Le Bristol Paris Celebrates Springtime With Custom Easter Egg, And More

In our weekly series, we bring you the latest in luxury news from around the world. This week’s highlights: BMW Malaysia premieres the BMW XM, Le Bristol Paris celebrates springtime with a custom Easter Egg, Khoon Hooi launches its Gold Raya 2023 collection, and more.

Khoon Hooi’s Gold Raya 2023 Collection

The eponymous label by the Malaysian designer has served luxury to women the world over, including celebrities like Katy Perry and Stephanie Hsu. So, dress to the nines this Hari Raya with the collection’s rich colour palette and its eye-catching pops of fuchsia and topaz as well as tropical appliqué embellishments such as parrot and butterfly brooches. There are 15 carefully crafted pieces of Baju Kebaya, Baju Kedah and Baju Kurung such as the Surya, which jazzes up the traditional silhouette of the latter with a draped bow and pleated details on the sleeves. The Raya 2023 collection will be available exclusively in-store at APW Bangsar and online.

Khoon Hooi

Eyewear By David Beckham Spring/Summer 2023 Eyewear Collection

The new eyewear collection by one of the world’s most recognisable gentlemen has been crafted for those with a taste for style and a passion for vintage accessories in mind. Designed in Italy, each of the sunglasses and optical frames displays exquisite craftsmanship, high-quality materials, and distinctive design details. With a colour palette inspired by the warm tones of the desert and soft shades of the sand, the frames combine function and versatility for the sophisticated traveller.

David Beckham Eyewear

Le Bristol Paris Celebrates Springtime With A Custom Easter Egg And Décor

An icon of French art de vivre, the historic hotel located steps away from Champs Elysées is a champion of French cuisine that boasts Michelin-starred restaurants (yes, plural) and its own chocolaterie. Each year, the team envisions its meticulous creation of the Easter Egg, and this year, the ‘Butterfly Effect’ creation is a nature-inspired take. Hand-crafted using Madagascar dark chocolate, the egg is adorned by a delicate flourish of fluttering butterflies. To echo the elegant creation, the lobby of Le Bristol Paris is also decorated to usher in springtime with 20,000 paper butterflies by Studio Björg in collaboration with renowned paper artist Mathilde Nivet. The Easter egg will be available from 22 March to 10 April and is priced at €90.

Le Bristol Paris

BMW Malaysia Premieres The Opulent BMW XM 

E-mobility within the high-performance car segment in Malaysia is about to get a new luxurious take. This June, the first-ever BMW XM will be arriving on Malaysian shores to create an unmatched, dynamic driving experience that supports electric driving and charging with a seamless BMW M HYBRID drive system and a model-specific M suspension technology. Available in opulent shades such as Cape York Green metallic and M Marina Bay Blue metallic, its distinctive grille with Night Gold accents exudes exclusivity while its exclusive vintage leather within provides unique styling for the vehicle. The retail pricing (on the road, without insurance) for the First-Ever BMW XM with Extended 5-Year Warranty & Service Package is RM1,398,800.00.

BMW Malaysia

Redefining Home Cleaning With The Dreame M12 Wet And Dry Vacuum Cleaner

This cordless vacuum with a detachable handheld feature cleans more than just floors––its lightweight body allows you to easily clean fine dust from high places or even mop up messes. The nifty device also comes with a host of smart features, such as voice prompts and an intuitive LED display that allows you to see the battery power and the cleanliness of the floor. Its noise-minimising air channel design also helps to keep the disturbance to a minimum. The retail price for the Dreame M12 is RM2,699.


Cheval Blanc Paris Presents ‘Easter Bloom’ By Maxime Frédéric

This Spring, make sure to stop and smell the roses, but you won’t find a blossom like this one in your garden––‘Easter Bloom’, with its silky petals, is made up of 75% dark chocolate and caramelised hazelnuts, pistachios, and candied raspberry and rose jam. The exquisite chocolate creation was dreamed up by Pastry Chef Maxime Frédéric, who was named best pastry chef of the year in 2022 by the Gault & Millau guide. Priced at €180, it will be available from 6 to 9 April at the five-star hotel by LMVH that overlooks the Seine.

Cheval Blanc Paris

Aman Japan Offers Wellness Experiences

The luxury hotel brand has launched a range of new wellness programmes across its properties around the world. Beginning in 2023, combining a stay at all three of their properties in Japan offers access to a range of exclusive privileges. For those seeking a culturally enriching yet wholly rejuvenating experience, the ‘Journey Through Japan’ itinerary can be tailored to assist individual wellness goals with various treatments and lessons at each property. A tranquil haven high above the capital, Aman Tokyo introduces the country’s urban core through its history, art and cuisine while simultaneously serving as a Zen oasis dedicated to wellness. Meanwhile, Amanemu celebrates the rural peace and seclusion of Ise Shima on the shores of Ago Bay, and Aman Kyoto provides enticing glimpses of the ancient capital’s imperial past from its secret garden near 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.


Sign up for our Newsletters

Stay up to date with our latest series