This Week In Luxury: A Kitesurfing Adventure In Cabarete, Louis Vuitton’s New Amazonite Stone, And More

In our weekly series, we bring you the latest in luxury news from around the world. This week’s highlights: Explore Cabarete with a kitesurfing adventure at ÀNI Dominican Republic, Louis Vuitton welcomes a new Amazonite stone to its Colour Blossom collection, and more.

Explore Cabarete With A Kitesurfing Adventure At ÀNI Dominican Republic

Noted as one of the world’s top kitesurfing destinations, Cabarete is a fantastic spot for guests to enjoy this thrilling water sport during the summer. Led by champion kite surfer, Carlos David Arnaun Rodriguez, these sessions will help you master the art of harnessing the wind and riding the waves. Alternatively, guests may also sit back and unwind at the vibrant Beach Bar and indulge in delightful local flavours.

ANI Private Resorts

Louis Vuitton Welcomes A New Amazonite Stone To Its Colour Blossom Collection

First believed to be discovered in the Amazon River in Brazil, the Amazonite sports a minty blue-green hue and varying rich tones of light green, turquoise and greenish blue. The ornamental stone, famed for its eye-catching inclusions, is paired with yellow gold to accentuate its unique colour. Featured in four new jewels—a pendant necklace, two chic bracelets and an elegant sautoir—these new additions to Louis Vuitton’s Colour Blossom Collection offer endless possibilities for self-styling, layering and stacking.

Louis Vuitton

Franck Muller And S T Dupont Create A Lighter That Incorporates High Horology

It is a confluence of mechanical styling and tactile engineering: the Master Lighter Franck Muller & S

T Dupont (CHF58,800) combines Franck Muller’s Swiss watchmaking knowhow with S T Dupont’s 150-plus years of luxury craftsmanship. More than two years in development, the lighter is also a bona fide pocket watch. On one side is the hour and minute hands, against a sunburst and lacquered dial with stylised numerals in the Franck Muller signature style. On the other, the skeletonised movement is revealed, along with the central seconds hand. Equipped with a three-day power reserve, one of the lighter’s technical feats is that the axis of the hands passes through the gas reservoir. The Master Lighter Franck Muller & S T Dupont is available in four colour options, with each limited to 88 pieces.

Franck Muller

Get Summer-Ready With Fendi’s New Arrivals

The latest Fendi Summer 2024 Collection reflects the duality of Roman life and sun-drenched leisure, taking cues from the charm of the Eternal City and its coastal retreats. Central to the collection is a refreshed version of the classic Pequin pattern in bright and pale hues, which graces the men’s ensemble on summer-friendly fabrics such as sponge, cotton and crochet. Denim also plays a significant role in this line-up, with darker Pequin motifs and FF chambray creating a soft 2D tonal effect in womenswear. Meanwhile menswear spotlights bleached denim with a FF printed fringed pattern on linen and cotton. Other highlights in this collection include an oversized car coat, denim jacket, jeans, shirt dresses, the new Fendi Cono single-strap backpack, and more. The Fendi Summer 2024 Collection is now available at Fendi boutiques worldwide and on the Fendi website.


The Latest Bath Loafers By John Lobb Fits Like A Glove

Bath is the latest addition to John Lobb’s collection, which offers a fresh interpretation of their classic Lopez loafer. This new model features a lightweight and ultra-supple design, with an unlined suede upper stitched to a goodyear welted sole—ensuring both shape retention and flexible comfort. Its distinctive visible stitching provides a hand-sewn finish reminiscent of working gloves, which offers a precise fit every time you slip them on, whether bare-footed or covered with socks. The Bath loafer is now exclusively available at WJ & Co. at Bangsar Shopping Centre and on the WJ & Co. website, along with customisation options offered through John Lobb’s By Request programme.

John Lobb

Movie Night Just Got Better With Samsung’s New AI-Powered TV

Samsung recently unveiled their new series of AI-powered TVs, and the Neo QLED 8K stole the spotlight in an instant. With its groundbreaking NQ8 AI Gen3 processor, the TV is capable of projecting life-like picture quality and premium audio technology, making your home entertainment experience a phenomenal one. Besides, the AI engine can process vast amounts of pictures and sound, bringing out the finest details with outstanding clarity and naturalness, all while lowering energy consumption. Its 8K AI Upscaling feature can also sharpen low-resolution content. The Neo QLED 8K comes in two models (QN800D and QN900D) at 75 or 85 inches, with prices starting from RM24,999. The QN900D model is created with Infinity Air Design and Mystic Floating Stand, turning your television into a display art piece when not in use.


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