This Week In Luxury: Greek Island Living At O By Myconian Collection, Dior By Birkenstock Returns, And More

In our weekly series, we bring you the latest in luxury news from around the world. This week’s highlights: Greek island living at O by Myconian Collection in Mykonos, Dior by Birkenstock returns with its summer-ready footwear, and more. 

Christian Louboutin Unveils Limited Edition Flamenco-Inspired Cabas

One of the brand’s hotly anticipated annual launches, this year’s limited-edition offering celebrates the rich flamenco culture and craftsmanship of Andalusia. With two Flamenco dancers in the likeness of Louboutin and Spanish actress Rossy de Palma set against a black and red palette with embellishments and sassy ruffles, the Flamencaba small tote bag is for those who would rather stand out. Continuing in the flamenco theme, the capsule also features a Flamencaba mini bag and a selection of men’s and women’s shoes and fans. The Flamencaba small is priced at €1,790.

Christian Louboutin

Pernod Ricard Wants You To Drink More Water

As the world’s leading premium spirits company, Pernod Ricard is home to an array of fine varieties such as Martell, Chivas and The Glenlivet. The company has now expanded its ‘Drink More Water’ campaign in Malaysia in an effort to encourage tipplers to pace themselves with a glass of water while consuming their beverages of choice. Launched in 2021 in Europe, Africa, and Latin America, the campaign has since successfully reached more than 110 million people all over the world. Doing so is vital, as drinking water when consuming alcohol helps to keep the body hydrated and to protect the brain. 

Drink More Water

Dior By Birkenstock Returns With Its Summer-Ready Footwear

While the maison’s partnership with the German shoe manufacturer’s collaboration may have rocked the sartorial boat last year, it also quickly sold out when it landed. The instant classic makes a highly anticipated return for the Dior Men Fall 2023 collection. The result of a unique creative dialogue, Birkenstock’s anatomically shaped orthopaedic cork footbed is lined with smooth leather, while the outsole combines the Dior Oblique pattern with the German brand’s signature Bones graphic. Priced at US$1,100 per pair, the Milano and Tokio the heritage styles of sandals are reimagined in yellow, khaki and gray green. 


Experience San Pedro’s Weekend At The Majestic Malacca

The restored 1920s Straits Settlement mansion turned hotel will be hosting an unforgettable celebration of the San Pedro festival, a tradition kept alive by the Kristang community in Malacca. The annual celebration, dating back to the 1500s to pay tribute to the patron saint of fishermen, St Peter, has evolved beyond a religious observance into a joyous occasion to preserve traditional rituals. Cultural folk dance performances, music, and mouth-watering Kristang cuisine will enliven the festivities. From 23 to 25 June, the Majestic Malacca will be offering a weekend package priced at RM1,500++ for a 3D2N stay inclusive of daily breakfast, a Malacca Street Food experience, a choice of activities and San Pedro’s Night dinner. 

For reservations and enquiries, please contact the YTL Travel Centre at +60327831000, email, or visit

Greek Island Living At O By Myconian Collection In Mykonos

For the ultimate in luxury, charter a helicopter or a yacht and arrive at the O by Myconian collection, a supremely stylish luxury beachfront resort newly opened in April. Situated in the Ornos Bay area, O by Myconian Collection connects to the soul of Greek island living, whether one chooses to luxuriate in the azure ocean waters or to go on a thrill ride with an array of water sports activities. The spacious rooms and suites all combine supreme in-room comforts with private outdoor spaces screened by landscaping and a private pool, within steps of one of the island’s most beautiful beaches. Lounge on soft sunbeds in the shade of palm trees, which transforms into an exclusive nightspot by night. 

O By Myconian

Discover Parc Ela, The Largest Nature Park In Switzerland

Seclusion, breathtaking landscapes, and challenging stages await intrepid adventurers in Graubünden on the new Parc Ela Trek long-distance hiking trail. In 17 daily stages, the Parc Ela Trek leads over Alpine passes around Parc Ela, the largest nature park in Switzerland.  The cultural landscape is shaped by historic transportation routes, mighty fortresses, and 19 authentic villages that have all retained their very own charm. Ascend the steep slopes to arrive at the picturesque Lai digl Feil lake at 2,400m which glistens dark blue in the sun.


Pierre Bonnard: Designed By India Mahdavi At The National Gallery Of Victoria

India Mahdavi design. Photo: François Halard

From now until 8 October 2023, the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces® exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) will feature more than 100 works by Pierre Bonnard, a leading 20th-century French painter. To create the exhibition’s contemporary scenography, the NGV has commissioned the celebrated Paris-based architect and designer India Mahdavi. Described by The New Yorker as a ‘virtuoso of colour’ and winner of Designer of the Year at the 2023 Wallpaper* Design Awards, Mahdavi will envelop Pierre Bonnard’s works in an environment that complements Bonnard’s distinct use of colour and texture and evokes the wistful domestic intimacy for which his paintings are renowned. Tickets and information are available via the NGV website:

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