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The Upper Crust

The Upper Crust

Jun 11, 2019


Adrenaline-Fuelled Honeymoons

Honeymooners with a yen for bespoke private experiences peppered with adventure activities can now head for spectacular regions of the Indonesian archipelago through the vast expanse of the Indian Ocean, aboard the Alila Purnama. A 46-metre luxurious live-aboard Phinisi ship, the Alila Purnama comes with elegant, ultramodern accommodation for up to ten guests in four double deluxe suites and one master suite with a private deck and large wraparound windows offering 180-degree views of the ever-changing landscape. Aboard the Alila Purnama, you can go kayaking, fishing or snorkeling for a spot of adventure, or alternatively visit local islands and pearl farms, or explore island life. Otherwise, you can relax on the golden sandy beaches, perhaps with a picnic hamper and a chilled glass of champagne, or take a signature Spa Alila massage.


Dubai’s Vegan Paradise

In response to popular demand, Michelin Star Chef Giorgio Locatelli and Salvo Sardo, who is Chef de Cuisine at award-winning Italian restaurant Ronda Locatelli, has launched Dubai’s biggest vegan menu last November. Located at Avenues of Atlantis, The Palm, in the heart of Dubai, Ronda Locatelli brings a traditional taste of Italy with its distinct offerings, its new vegan menu featuring over 40 dishes comprising a delicious mix of salads, pizzas, pastas and desserts that both vegans and non-vegans can enjoy.


Holidaying in Scotland

Think of holidaying on the shores of the stunning Loch Affric, in the Scottish Highlands. Think of being ensconced in a graceful Victorian Lodge and Stable Cottage, with an array of activities to enliven your stay like walks in the surrounding hills and meadows, mountain biking, clay pigeon shooting, local whisky and gin tasting and lots more. All this while you and your guests are looked after by an impeccable team and charming host who will attend to all your needs. This is Glen Affric Estate, one of the several properties offered by the recently launched Masterpiece Estates by Oetker Collection. Glen Affric can accommodate 20 guests at a time and is ideal for special celebrations with the family and friends, or for a leisurely, relaxing holiday. Exclusive and exceptionally comfortable, it offers you a unique and memorable stay with sumptuous meals—includes breakfast, lunch, tea, dinner and even picnics prepared by the chef—a selection of wines, champagne, spirits and soft drinks and transportation to and from Inverness airport in the Estate’s vehicles.


Fit For a King

Finion, the new premium bathroom collection from Villeroy & Boch, brings you a combination of exclusive bathroom ceramics, elegant furniture, stylish lighting and a high-quality monolith bath that are sure to give your bathroom a truly luxurious makeover. Finion offers a wide range of combinations of its various offerings such as a collection of surface-mounted, wall-mounted and vanity washbasins; wall-mounted toilet and bidets (the toilet is fitted with DirectFlush technology and comes with the SoftClosing feature that closes the toilet seat softly and silently); durable modular shelves and cabinets with handle-less doors and push-to-open drawers; a free-standing bath made from the finest Quaryl® that is available with and without a design ring on the outside of the bath and the optional emotion light feature.


280 Years of Excellence

Swiss luxury watch brand Jaquet Droz announces the opening of a prestigious pop-up store on New York’s Fifth Avenue that will mark the grand finale to the brand’s 280th anniversary celebrations and also bring the curtains down on a cycle of exhibitions that has flitted from Milan to Zurich, Singapore to Tokyo and Macau to Moscow via Hong Kong and Beijing. The travelling exhibition in question has provided visitors across the globe an opportunity to admire the brand’s historic pieces and most exclusive new creations. For one last time now it will tell the tale of the brand’s achievements in watchmaking and artistry spanning 280 years, providing special guests and the general public the opportunity to admire the exceptional pieces on display.

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