In our weekly series, we bring you the latest in luxury news from around the world. This week’s highlights: the Parisian Macao launches mesmerising ‘Tulip Garden’ Installations, the new Mughal hand-painted wallpaper collection by de Gournay, Aesop Debuts Eau de Parfum “Gloam”, and more.
The Parisian Macao Launches Mesmerising ‘Tulip Garden’ Installations
This lavish hotel, known for its model of the Eiffel Tower, is transforming into a romantic Tulip Garden this spring for guests to revel in the beauty and vibrancy of the blooming season until 31 May. The Parisian Macao’s Rotunda brings in the charm of springtime indoors with 50 magnificent five-metre-tall tulip artworks around the Fontaine des Mers, each uniquely hand-painted by renowned Chinese artist Xuan Qing, a former cooperative artist for LVMH Group. Echoing these are a spectacular matrix of golden tulips being showcased at Level 3 of Shoppes, along the 20-metre Avenue des Champs-Élysées with a Floating Magic Tulip Garden that will be illuminated with spotlights from dusk. Meanwhile, over at Level 3 of Shoppes at Parisian, guests can enjoy an ethereal Floral Projection Show at Place Vendôme that showcases tulips transforming through different hues on the ceiling that was created by emerging projection designer Zhou Lin Wei.
The New Mughal Wallpaper Collection by de Gournay
Creators of some of the world’s most luxurious wallpapers and fabrics, the bespoke expertise of de Gournay enables them to meet the needs of the most discerning of clients. The Mughal collection is the first standalone collection produced by the brand in more than five years, expresses the symbols, history, clothes, crafts, and vibrant lives of the Mughal Empire. Comprising hand-painted wallpapers and hand-embroidered wallcoverings and fabrics, the bold illustrations of elephants, tigers, gleaming palaces, dense forests, and manicured gardens will bring any space to vivid life. Designs such as ‘Mughal Trees’ are hand embroidered in the original colourway on natural linen with a depiction of lush trees of the Palm, Blossom, Cypress, and Banyan variety; while the ‘Phuljari’ is a special colourway on Empire Blue-dyed silk, and is a pictoral depiction of a moonlit forest.
Aesop Debuts Eau de Parfum “Gloam”
Paris-based perfumer Barnabé Fillion has collaborated with the Melbourne-based brand again to create a captivating fragrance for men and women. Gloam is presented in an amber glass bottle and encased in a carton featuring artwork by Belfast-based painter Jack Coulter, who has previously collaborated with Chanel and Christian Dior. It is the fifth instalment of Othertopias, a collection of fragrances inspired by spaces both real and imagined. Here, rich florals, warm spice, and a bed of wooded depths combine into an alluring mix. Pink Pepper and Cardamom that inject spice characteristics go together with a sumptuous blend of Patchouli, Copaiba and Sandalwood, as well as the fresh florals of Neroli and its sweeter counterpart, Orange Flower. Gloam Eau de Parfum by Aesop is priced at RM715 for 50ml.
Sandro Design Studio Revisits the CROSS Print for SS23
Parisian label Sandro, led by mother-son duo Evelyn and Ilan Chetrite, has made a name for itself by adopting an elegant, nonchalant, and contemporary style with a hint of androgyny. In their SS23 collection for men and women, they revisit the cross-print inspired by a Moorish mosaic and reinterpret it in Jacquard on casual or workwear pieces, such as jackets, pants and denim bobs to reimagine the wardrobe of an urban hippy. It is also applied in discreet embroidery on polo shirts and featured in its leather goods collection, such as its large tote bag in black embossed leather. The Flowing Short-Sleeved Shirt is priced at RM1,150, while the Square Cross Printed Shorts is priced at RM1,150.
Go On A Two-Island Escape with this Exclusive Offer at Dubai’s Anantara Resorts
Experience the best of both worlds at the Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort and Anantara World Islands Dubai Resort at the iconic Palm Jumeirah and the World Islands, with an exclusive offer for the combined duration of at least seven nights. Guests can immerse in unparalleled luxury at the only overwater villas in the UAE, with 400 metres of private shoreline at the One Bedroom Beach Pool Villa at Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort. Then, enjoy an idyllic private island location with a panoramic view of the city from the Anantara One Bedroom Beach Pool Villa at Anantara World Islands Dubai Resort. The stay is also inclusive of a resort credit of AED 250 per stay, a half-board meal plan, and return boat transfers on the Arabian Gulf between the two resorts, featuring breathtaking views of Dubai’s magnificent skyline.
Graze of Hilton Kuala Lumpur collaborates with artist Tan Ken Ming
Italian restaurant Graze of Hilton Kuala Lumpur has collaborated with talented artist Tan Keng Ming, whose work draws inspiration from the natural world and who was formally diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome with comorbid inattentiveness at the age of 12. From now until 23 May 2023, guests are invited to enjoy the artist’s stunning paintings while savouring the flavours and textures of the curated menu titled Uccello Azzuro, The Blue Bird, which reflects his unique style and vision. Priced at RM228 nett per person, each dish of the three-course menu features elements of the flora and fauna depicted in the paintings. For more info, email EatDrinkHilton.com or [email protected].
Visit the Spa Village Resort Tembok, Bali This Mother’s Day
The upscale spa resort by YTL Hotels is set against a lush landscape of mystical peaks and overlooks the vivid blue waters of the Bali Sea. This Mother’s Day, from 11 to 14 May 2023, all mothers and those on a journey to motherhood are invited to escape for a 4D3N transformative retreat led by Malaysian celebrity yoga instructor Ninie Ahmad. The yoga and mindfulness classes are suitable for all levels of practitioners, are flexible to meet everyone’s needs, and are perfect for those seeking an Authentic Balinese lifestyle transformation. The package is priced from US$2000++ onwards per room for two adults’ accommodation, airport transfers, meals, daily spa, and other wellness activities.