Philippine Tatler Homes - - EDITOR’S NOTE - COVER PHOTO: Mat­teo - Les Edi­tions d’au­tils

What is lux­ury? “Like the gen­teel air of a ge­nial cli­mate, it is a per­pet­ual minute en­joy­ment,” said the 19th­cen­tury critic Wal­ter Bage­hot. In­deed, the word con­jures up many dif­fer­ent per­mu­ta­tions, but, es­sen­tially, it boils down to life’s finer things; to that which brings plea­sure and com­fort be­yond the or­di­nary.

From the lux­ury of space and ver­dant gar­dens at Ira von Fürsten­burg’s home in Malaga, Spain ( Artofliv­ing, p. 166 ) or un­in­terupted views of the sea from a week­end house in Punta Fuego, Batan­gas ( Eb­band­flow, p. 144); to an im­pec­ca­bly dec­o­rated apart­ment in the French cap­i­tal ( Parisian­palace, p. 176). It can mean pre­cious heir­looms—works of art and an­tiques trea­sured not only for their ma­te­rial value, but for the life­time of sto­ries and mem­o­ries they rep­re­sent ( Thecol­lec­tor, p. 82).

For this Luxe Is­sue, Philip­pine tatler homes vis­ited the Jo Malone Lon­don Town­house, where ev­ery room is styled with scent, and en­joyed a week­end of fine food and wine at his­tor­i­cal Château Siran in en­chant­ing Bordeaux.

The lux­ury list is end­less; not only places that in­spire, but beau­ti­ful ob­jects (check out our Lux­elist, p. 44 and Editor’spicks, p. 72) and ex­pe­ri­ences that cel­e­brate the joy of fine liv­ing... be it a sip of the world’s best Pros­ecco (p. 219) or gourmet choco­late fan­tasies (p. 228).

I in­vite you to turn the pages and dis­cover a world of lux­ury.

MIA BOR­ROMEO Editor philip­pine Tatler Homes

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