The Luxury Collection - - Contents -

“O to be in Eng­land, now that sum­mer’s here.” So sang the poet Brown­ing. In­deed an English sum­mer is a fa­mously balmy ex­pe­ri­ence, one that has been cel­e­brated by po­ets for cen­turies. Shake­speare him­self asked in one of his more fa­mous son­nets: “Shall I com­pare thee to a sum­mer’s day?”

Those of us who live in more trop­i­cal climes see the sum­mer as a rea­son to give our wardrobes, and our homes, a com­pre­hen­sive, lighter and brighter makeover, as well as an ex­cuse to take off to cooler zones and es­cape the sun.

If your thoughts are in­clined sim­i­larly, you will find much to grip your mind in this is­sue. Dis­cover some of the world’s most spec­tac­u­lar and in­ti­mately pri­vate beaches in the Cay­man Is­lands. Ex­plore Europe’s most en­chant­ing golf­ing cir­cuit at the Costa del Sol on the shores of the azure Mediter­ranean. And home in with unerring pre­ci­sion on what’s trend­ing in sum­mer cou­ture this year, so that you can be at your coolest and hippest best as the tem­per­a­tures rise.

Con­nois­seurs of horol­ogy will be es­pe­cially de­lighted to know that we carry an in-depth re­port on Basel­world 2017 in this is­sue. I per­son­ally find this an­nual pageant of the world’s finest time­pieces to be an awe-in­spir­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, in that it show­cases such an ex­quis­ite sym­bio­sis of art, de­sign and pre­ci­sion en­gi­neer­ing that quite lit­er­ally no other prod­uct can lay claim to. I do hope the re­port piques your in­ter­est enough to com­pel you to pick up one of the watches them­selves!

This is the era of ‘smart­ness’, where even the fair maiden fash­ion has to link arms with her less glam­orous cousin tech­nol­ogy. This is­sue also in­forms you about how this un­likely col­lab­o­ra­tion is trans­form­ing the way you tell the time. I am sure you will find it most in­ter­est­ing and di­vert­ing. Then, of course, we bring you up close and up to date with the haute monde in lux­ury across the board, from the finest in home dé­cor to the most ex­quis­ite in per­sonal adorn­ment. That is, af­ter all, our rai­son d’etre.

I hope you en­joy this is­sue of The Lux­ury Col­lec­tion and look for­ward to hear­ing from you. Do write in to us with your com­ments.

Stay blessed. Stay beau­ti­ful.

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