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