Luxe Life

Lux­ury takes a col­or­ful turn with these ac­cen­tu­ated ac­ces­sories.

Porthole Cruise Magazine - - Porthole - by GRANT BAL­FOUR


Let them know you’ve ar­rived with a Bom­bata Lap­top Bag. “We are fas­ci­nated by de­sign, col­ors, and bright ideas,” ex­plains Fabio Guidoni, the Ital­ian firm’s founder, owner, and de­signer. What­ever their color,

the bags are fully func­tional — made of vinyl with sil­i­con han­dles, so they’re weath­er­proof, durable, and easy to clean. They’re es­pe­cially great for the trop­ics, since they’ll do the same job as a leather de­signer brief with­out risk­ing th mois­ture dam­age from trop­i­cal hu­mid­ity. Velc straps in­side will keep your com­puter se­cure

and plenty of ex­tra pock­ets hold doc­u­men ca­bles, fold­ers, pen­cil ca­bles, tablets, guide books, and, of course your copy of Port­hole bom­bat­

Wolf: Leader of the Pack

A pre­mium watch re­quires topof-the-line main­te­nance. Wolf Win­ders keep your au­to­matic watch (what­ever its brand) in top shape, silently spin­ning your time­piece for 900 ro­ta­tions a day. Then it stops, al­low­ing your main­spring to un­wind and re­lax be­fore be­ing wound again. All the while, the care­fully crafted cra­dle pro­tects the body of the watch and keeps the crys­tal safe. These func­tional pieces of ma­chin­ery are also de­signed to look good on your shelf. Most of the sin­gle units are mod­u­lar, so you can stack them to­gether, and they come in a rain­bow of col­ors, from se­ri­ous wood tones and somber gray to a bril­liant or­ange and kicky pur­ple. All the mod­ules run off the same adapter or bat­ter­ies, which is ideal if you want to take one on your next sail­ing.

Vertu: Tech­ni­cal Ex­cel­lence

The Vertu de­sign­ers are best known for their hand­crafted mo­bile phones, com­bin­ing cut­ting-edge tech­nol­ogy with time­honored prin­ci­ples of care and crafts­man­ship. The same virtues go into Vertu Cases. Ma­te­ri­als from nat­u­ral ring-lizard skin to emer­ald-green karung hide, pink ostrich leather, or blue stingray, pol­ished to a j like fin­ish. Some are ar con­structed to un­fold origami. Oth­ers are sim stately cases with poc for busi­ness and cre cards, con­structed t serve as a 21st-centu bill­fold and pocke watch all in one. vertu.


Master diamond- cut­ter turned jew­elry de­signer Aaron Basha has made a ca­reer out of his unique style of whim­si­cal el­e­gance, craft­ing charms, pen­dants, and ac­ces­sories for the eter­nally young at heart. Ev­ery eye will be on you when you’re wear­ing Evil Eye Cuff Links, made with white, black, and light blue enamel set in 18-karat yel­low, white, or rose gold. They’re good luck charms that play­fully add a tiny splash of color to a black-tie ensem­ble. Sports fans might go for the soc­cer-ball- shaped Enamel and Black Di­a­monds Cuff Links, or the base­ball-themed Glove and Ball Cuff Links made from an 18-karat white or yel­low gold mitt catch­ing a white enamel ball with me­tal­lic-and-red lac­ing. aaron­

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