EDITORIAL

The Luxury Collection - - Editorial - Uzma Ir­fan Edi­tor

The French philoso­pher Al­bert Ca­mus de­scribed au­tumn as ‘a sec­ond spring, when ev­ery leaf is a flower.’ In­deed, as we move from the bright­ness of sum­mer into the sub­tler shades of au­tumn and win­ter, I am struck by how this sea­son, which we nor­mally clas­sify as the op­po­site of spring, ac­tu­ally en­dows Na­ture with a rare beauty. Where spring brings a youth­ful, fresh faced come­li­ness, au­tumn glows with the love­li­ness of ma­tu­rity. In the Fall we see how ex­pe­ri­ence soft­ens the bold con­tours of youth to re­veal the un­der­ly­ing nu­ances that blend into age­less ele­gance.

The Lux­ury Col­lec­tion pays homage to this grand dame of the sea­sons in this is­sue - you can browse the au­tumn win­ter col­lec­tions of your cho­sen brands and dis­cover new places to visit in the months ahead. We have some sur­real and counter-in­tu­itive sug­ges­tions for you that will add to the thrill of your va­ca­tion. Win­ter­ing in the Antarc­tica, for ex­am­ple, when the rest of the world is head­ing for sunnier climes. Mak­ing a date for din­ner in a crane sus­pended high above the city. Or catch­ing up with friends for a drink in­side a bus in Paris. If all that has piqued your in­ter­est, you will find much more in the same vein in the pages ahead.

If art is your pas­sion, then you will es­pe­cially be pleased with the fea­ture we have cre­ated of the five art events that you just shouldn’t miss this year. These are the ab­so­lute must-dos for any con­nois­seur and we give you the es­sen­tial de­tails of each to help you fit them into your sched­ule.

If you are mus­ing about buy­ing your next set of wheels, the new BMW 7 Se­ries will well re­pay you at­ten­tion. As much a mar­vel of au­to­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy as it is a phe­nom­e­nal au­to­mo­bile, it will add both new-age techno glam­our and clas­sic pu­ri­tan style to the fleet in your garage. Ex­plore it vi­car­i­ously in this is­sue be­fore you make it your own.

The Amer­i­can poet WC Bryant called au­tumn ‘the year’s last loveli­est smile’. May this Fall see you smil­ing like­wise along with the sea­son.

On that happy note, let me leave you to en­joy your copy of The Lux­ury Col­lec­tion.

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