In our weekly series, we bring you the latest in luxury news from around the world. This week’s highlights: magical rooftop escapades in the City of Lights, Capella Hotel Group debuts two exclusive champagnes and more.
Magical Rooftop Escapades In The City Of Lights
As the days start to cool, the charm of Paris as seen from the roofline becomes magnified. And one of the city’s most magical spots to appreciate this vista is from The Peninsula Paris, a legendary palace hotel crowned by romantic terraces of fragrant rosebushes. This summer, Le Rooftop (as it is called) offers wines owned by Maison Chanel from Bordeaux to Provence labels, paired with the cuisine of Chef David Bizet. And for those seeking a nonpareil private dining venue, consider the singular Secret Table. This intimate terrace offers an unforgettable dinner, surrounded by landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and the Sacré Cœur. For EUR2,500 per couple, this wine-paired, seven-course meal from the hotel’s two Michelin-starred L’Oiseau Blanc, and with a dedicated butler throughout, will create memories to last a lifetime.
Louis Vuitton’s New Book Chronicles Francesca Amfitheatrof’s High Jewellery Collections
Come 26 September, Louis Vuitton will be expanding its library with Fantastical Jewels by Francesca Amfitheatrof. With a foreword by actress Cate Blanchett, the book (priced at 115€) details four exceptional jewellery collections encapsulated within a luxurious package, featuring a ribbon-tie closure and vellum inserts. Amfitheatrof, Artistic Director of Jewellery and Watches at Louis Vuitton, approaches each of the collections following a theme, as a storyteller would approach a novel, but written in the oldest materials on our planet—diamonds, coloured stones and golds. The hardcover tome is written in a journal-like style and adorned with exclusive sketches, gouaches, collages, and personal photographs.
Loewe’s Fall/Winter 2023 Is A Charming Collection Stuck In Timeless Ethereality
Loewe’s latest FW23 women’s campaign features actress and director Taylor Russell and actress Tang Wei in blurred prints and ambiances as if they were suspended in time. Dressed in fluid duchesse satin dresses in blur prints or pastel-hue body sculptures in the square-lined bonded-nappa that resemble Polly Pocket outfits, they radiate an aura of sensual femininity. The foldable Puzzle tote or the ruched and unlined nappa leather Squeeze bag is paired alongside the alluring ethereality of the pieces, further adding to the serenity of the mood with its soft sculptures and lightness that contribute to the overarching sense of suspension. Further pieces spotted in the FW23 collection include the Puzzle Edge, Flamenco, Goya and Paseo bags, as well as the Toy and Bow pumps.
Capella Hotel Group Debuts Two Exclusive Champagnes
Capella Hotel Groups’s recent Senses of Capella event was a remarkable gastronomic spectacle involving the exceptional culinary teams from eight of Capella Hotel Group’s most prestigious properties. A debut of the Capella Champagne label was unveiled during the opening party that sees two exclusive champagnes—Champagne Vranken Diamant CAPELLA Brut and Champagne Vranken Diamant CAPELLA Rose—which are blends of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir that were sourced from the finest Grand and Premiers crus vineyards. Representing Capella in its elegance, complexity and generous effervescence, the champagnes will be available in all Capella properties.
The Tudor Pelagos FXD Is A Modern Tribute to US Navy Divers
Tudor introduces the Pelagos FXD, a tribute to the enduring legacy of US Navy divers’ watches. This contemporary Milsub timepiece features a 42mm titanium case with fixed strap bars, a unidirectional ceramic bezel, and a manufacture calibre MT5602 with a 70-hour power reserve. The watch is accompanied by both a forest green fabric strap and a one-piece rubber strap, paying homage to the US Navy tradition. With a water resistance of up to 200 metres, the Pelagos FXD is the ultimate companion for the daring and a nod to a storied history of underwater exploration.
The Van Cleef & Arpels Ludo Bracelet Makes Its Comeback in Four Gorgeous Varieties
Van Cleef & Arpels is refocusing its spotlight on one of its best signatures, the Ludo bracelet. Created back in 1934, the bracelet resembles a belt and has remained true to its original design despite its evolving guises over the years. This time around, Van Cleef & Arpels introduces four new versions of the classic beauty. Designed in gold and precious stones of ruby, sapphire and diamonds, the bracelets are also adorned in the emblematic briquette and hexagon motifs. Just like a belt, the Ludo bracelet hugs onto the wrist to highlight the graceful outline of its femininity.