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01 | Relive the glamour of old-world Paris with Louis XIII’s limited-edition expression
The World Fairs of yore were remarkable events that featured feats of technological innovations and artistic splendour — and none were more spectacular than the 1900 Paris Exposition. Cognac producer Paul-Emile Remy Martin was there to showcase the Louis XIII, an exceptional drink that won the adoration of all who experienced it.
Now, a limited-edition bottling of the Louis XIII has been launched to commemorate that historic year. The a numbered decanter — of which there are only 2000 — features 13 dentelle spikes instead of the usual 10, a stopper in the form of an upturned decanter, and 7 Fleur-de-lys decorated with 18-ct champagne gold. The heart of the bottle is also emblazoned with a central medallion that captures different facets of Paris at the height of the Belle Epoque in 1900.
Each bottle of Louis XIII Limited Edition: Time Collection The City of Light Paris – 1900 comes with a full-sized medal that’s been specially minted by the Monnaie de Paris — France’s mint — that’s engraved with the same unique number as the decanter. Its a collectors’ piece to be treasured, and a must-have for connoisseurs.
Visit Louis XIII’s website for more information.
02 | Nomos Glashütte’s new timepieces are like symphonies for your wrist
There are few things as beautiful as a well-composed symphony. German watchmaker Nomos Glashütte knows this well — that’s why they’ve created a four new versions of their classic Tetra model. They make for a harmonious, handsome quartet, so its no surprise that they were inspired by a man that was equally obsessed with quality and timeless classics: Ludwig van Beethoven.
The four new versions are all named after classic Beethoven arrangements, namely, Ode to Joy, Divine Spark, Immortal Beloved, and Fidelio. They’re all powered by Nomos’ manual caliber Alpha, which can be seen at work through the sapphire crystal glass backs.
Visit The Hour Glass’ website for more information.
03 | Celebrate International Women’s Day with Monti’s special brunch
The only thing better than an exquisite brunch is one that’s for a good cause. And that’s just what’s on the menu for Monti come International Women’s Day next Sunday: half the proceeds for the decadent bottomless brunch will go to advocacy group Aware.
Aside from a menu that features hearty faves like sirloin steak, black truffle fries, and desserts for days, you’ll also be treated to a bevy of artisanal drinks from two special guest bartenders, Head Bartender of Tess Bar & Kitchen Christyne Lee and Chief Mixologist of The Other Roof Macarena Rotger. Between courses (or drinks), you can even get your nails primped by The Nail Social’s pop-up station.
Visit Monti’s event page for more information.
04 | Bend reality (or at least your wardrobe) with Gentle Monster’s latest eyewear collection
Think of Gentle Monster and you’ll think of stylish sunglasses that border on the esoteric: but they’ve taken it to the next dimension with their latest collection. My Mars introduces 21 new designs with colour palettes perfect for an electrifying new season: Circle.T looks set to be one of the most unique styles of the lot, and if you’d prefer something more wearable in your day-to-day, styles like the slick Krow have you covered.
They’re perfect as statement glasses on a bold look, and even for shielding tired peepers — everyone will be too distracted by your shades to notice any eye bags you might have.
Visit Gentle Monster’s website for more information.
05 | Shine on with Dior Addict’s new lipsticks and glosses
These new lippies really put the ‘addict’ in Dior’s namesake beauty range. Leading the pack is the Dior Addict Stellar Halo Shine lipstick, with each of the 15 shades featuring a lucky star at its core, infused with pearlescent pigments that lend your lips a halo-like shimmer. It has a balmy, sensuous texture that melts easily on the lips. Meanwhile, the new Stellar Gloss combines hydration with a delicious plumping effect to create a spectacular mirror effect on your lips.
Best of all, they were both developed to be used together to intensify the three-dimensional effect, so you can customise your look to your heart’s content.
Visit Dior’s website for more information.
06 | It’s suns out, scarves out with Louis Vuitton’s Spring-Summer 2020 accessories collection
Scarves might seem like a distinctly cold-weather accoutrement, but not for Louis Vuitton. Silk scarves take centrestage in their Spring-Summer accessories collection, tied around the waist, in the hair, worn around the neck, or simply as a handle for a bag.
Translation? It’s versatile, and also very chic. Expect bold prints and the signature Monogram to show up throughout the collection, which also includes sunglasses, bracelets, and smartphone cases.
Visit Louis Vuitton’s website for more information.