A round-up of exciting and exclusive product and service announcements and launches
A. Lange & Söhne
A. Lange & Söhne has opened its first boutique in Macao. Located in the recently inaugurated Wynn Palace in Cotai, the new mono-brand store is another milestone in the company’s presence in the Asia Pacific region. “The opening of our 4th boutique in Greater China is a commitment to Lange’s loyal fan base in the region and a signal of the long-term importance of Asian markets for our company,”said Gaetan Guillosson, Managing Director, Asia Pacific. The boutique has been designed to showcase the company’s motto ‘never stand still’.
Brand ambassador Abhishek Bachchan and Vice President, Product Development and Customer Service, Jean-Claude Monachon, celebrated the success of the Globemaster at the Omega Boutique at Connaught Place, New Delhi. Abhishek said at the event, “I am a true fan of Omega watches. The brand has time and again redefined watchmaking by spectacular innovations. The Globemaster reflects Omega’s DNA in its truest form, combining aesthetics with technology.”
The luxury home décor brand, has introduced its New Year collection 2017, dipped in teal with accents of ochre, rust and off-grey. The new collection offers a stunning range of vases, votives, platters, candle holders, wine chillers, bookends, cushions and lamps in vivid colours that complement each other perfectly. Classy and modern, this collection offers the ideal balance between the sophisticated and the snazzy.
To coincide with the release of the new film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Fastrack has created 10 unique time-pieces inspired by the classic Star Wars characters. Fans can show their allegiance by choosing their favourite heroes and villains. The Star Wars Collection exhibits favourites from the light side such as Yoda, the Rebel Alliance like R2-D2, as well as the dark side icons like Darth Vader and the recognizable stormtroopers of the Galactic Empire. The products are available across all Fastrack and select Titan stores.
The eagerly awaited Ferrari T and Ferrari 488 GTB were recently unveiled in Mumbai. The 488 GTB has set a new benchmark for the sports car sector globally. With a new turbocharged V8 engine, an increase in torque by 49% and a reduction of 15% in fuel consumption, the California T epitomises elegance, sportiness, versatility and exclusivity; characteristics that have distinguished every California model since the 1950s.
For those among you who are truly house-proud, the new serveware by HIIH will help you host all those exclusive parties in the style you truly dream of. With metallic, cut work, coloured or simple wooden pieces, this collection has something for everyone. So get ready to host the best party of the season.
Law meets sports
An interesting development in the education space is the coming together of two experienced and award-winning educators, who are passionate about professional and personal development for teachers and parents. Their educational management company KA EduAssociates endeavours to provide quality teaching-enhancement programmes.
Founders Gitika Kishanchandani and Fatima Agarkar are the wives of Satish Kishanchandani, co-founder, DSK Legal and Ajit Agarkar, international cricketer.
The Montegrappa Mule pen collection displays its familial links with a cap top bearing the famous 1912 logo, while the nib is embellished with a filigree Montegrappa pattern. The cap and barrel are crafted in mirror-polished copper, further defined by a brushed silver-plated trim. The effect recalls the well-used, vintage piping and tubing employed in the process of producing grappa. Over time, each Montegrappa Mule will acquire its own unique patina through handling by its fond owner.
Chatrabhuj Narsee International School
With the capacity to admit 2,700 students, the state-of-the-art campus is spread over three acres, a sprawling 50,000 sq. ft. playground, a healthy cafeteria, grand multi-purpose hall, iMac lab, stationery store, healthcare centre, apple powered classrooms, this school pays equal attention to all aspects of a child’s life, thereby offering a holistic scope for growth. A co-educational school for children aged three to eighteen years; Chatrabhuj Narsee School is situated in Kandivali East. The school is offering the Cambridge International Examinations–IGCSE curriculum and will shortly offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.
Made in Punjab
With the aim of showcasing the celebrated culinary legacy and gleeful heritage of the Punjab province, unified under the rule of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, Made in Punjab from the House of Jiggs Kalra, has announced the launch of its new menu. Incorporating a fine balance between earthy-rustic and modern-chic, the new menu endeavours to offer a contemporary culinary experience, retaining the cuisine’s traditional essence.
Meraki Homes has launched a brass accessories collection that is made up of beautiful artifacts in unique shapes. Purely designed with a brass and lost wax processing, an old technique which is still being used to design and cast brass or bronze, these artifacts will add more warmth and texture to every space. Bullock carts, owls, egrets, mermaids…each creation breathes with a life of its own. Each piece of this designer range narrates an old world story that complements even the most modern interior. Besides brass, Meraki also offers handcrafted wood and steel artifacts.
Moët & Chandon
The Moët Rosé Impérial Emoëticons Limited Edition bottle is available across all leading hotels, nightclubs, lounges and retail stores in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore.
Inspired by the creative, expressive world of emojis and emoticons, Moët & Chandon’s Emoëticons is in the Maison’s signature style. You can now personalise your message and your bottle with Emoëticons, including champagne bottles and flutes, lips, heart sunglasses, music notes and smileys.
Monte Carlo recently inaugurated yet another exclusive brand outlet in Delhi. The store is spread over a vast area of 2,250 sq. ft. and situated in Karol Bagh at Ajmal Khan Road.
The new fashion retail outlet offers a wide range of exciting apparel options for men and women across all age groups. The enthralling ambiance of this exclusive store is all set to give the customers a comfortable yet fun shopping escapade. The store offers Monte Carlo’s latest Lovewear and Platine collections.
Award winning Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky announced a second release of its limited edition 35-year-old expression, following the success of its first release in 2014 which sold out globally. Only 1,254 bottles of this rare and exceptional whisky will be available through specialist outlets around the world, with a recommended retail price of £515 per bottle. The second release is matured in ex-American bourbon and ex-Spanish oak casks. The quality of the whisky is perfectly embodied by the striking beauty of its packaging—an engraved wooden box.
Perfume Selfie Box
Perfumebooth.com presents its latest collection of fragrances this Valentine’s Day. The Lurve perfume selfiebox for women has seven fragrances of 4 ml each from varied brands like Chris Adams, Louis Cardin, Lomani, etc.
The Mazculine perfume selfiebox for men consists of seven perfumes of 4 ml each from brands such as English Blazer, Louis Cardin, Lomani, Presidente, Chris Adams, etc. Both boxes are manufactured in Paris, France and the UAE.
The St. Regis Mumbai has launched Luna Nudo Gusta, an all new culinary and bar offering. Luna invites guests to journey through the varied sensory emotions of Luna Gusta, an exclusive European themed restaurant, and the many moods of Luna Nudo, the bar.
Luna Gusta, a modern European restaurant, epitomises elegant décor and an unparalleled view, offers the perfect dining experience for the gourmand. The menu, crafted by Executive Chef Martin Kindleysides, includes delectable dishes carefully created with exotic ingredients.
With bars taking centrestage in many people’s homes these days, Pepperfry has introduced a range of interesting barware from portable wine glasses and bottle holders your vin de table to smart leather bar sets.
For wine and cheese parties appropriate cheese knives and serving accessories are available.
Or if you like to add fun to your celebration opt for a chalkboard wine holder. While it suitably holds and displays your precious wine bottles, you can add some fun by asking your friends to doodle or scribble messages. Raise a toast in your signature style at your next evening in!
The Italian brand Ahura, available at the IDUS store, provides magnificent ceramic sculptures in different sizes. These pieces are made from an innovative mix of ceramic and porcelain and includes animals like the peacock, leopard, turtle, goldfish, low head bull, dogs, cat, a tritone shell and a Persian lady walking with her pet.
This collection is all about paying tribute to the animal world and showcasing the world’s love for them through sculptures. The artists have cast these masterpieces with touches that come alive with emotions and feelings. All these sculptures are handmade and hand-decorated and come in different poses and colours. Various manufacturing techniques and decorative processes are all well-finished to the last detail to create these sculptures.
It has been said that it is not what you carry but how you carry it. Not too many women would buy into that because the perfect bag is an accessory that few women can resist. Whether it is boxy in silhouette, pretty in palette or ladylike in attitude, the architectural accessory lends a polished finish to all outfits.
Shoppers Stop offers an exciting collection of national and international lines. The clutch above is made from a synthetic material and will complement every outfit.
This season, rethink petal power with Urban Romance’s irresistible neo florals. Graphic meets organic with traditional roses and hydrangeas given the contemporary treatment in pink, emerald and violet tones inspired by the fine jewellery tradition of Paris. Playing with the elemental geometries of the city of light, pieces also come with an architectural twist. Light and metallic, the statement necklaces and bracelets evoke the iconic silhouettes of the Eiffel Tower, Louvre’s pyramid, etc.
Titan has announced the latest brand under its wing—Kenneth Cole. With exclusive distribution rights in India, Titan will retail Kenneth Cole watches through its wide distribution network.
Catering to the changing needs of the discerning Indian consumer, Titan distributes an array of international brands in India, including Tommy Hilfiger, Police, French Connection, Anne Klein and Esprit. With Kenneth Cole, Titan will offer casual yet sophisticated timepieces that will make daily dressing effortless. Kenneth Cole watches will be distributed nationally through the World of Titan stores, the Helios stores, multi-brand outlets and select e-commerce portals.
Wisma Atria Interiors
Known for her aesthetically curated high-end selection, Interior designer Nomita Kohli has launched the uniquely designed, splendid furniture collection by Fratelli Boffi from Italy at her design studio S at Lado Sarai, New Delhi. The collection consists of meticulously designed and carved armchairs, majestic ottomans, regal couches, exquisite floor lamps and quirky coffee tables. This contemporary Italian furniture collection is a perfect blend of style and exclusive design inspired by tradition and modernity to add vivacity to your living spaces.
Give your skin a natural radiance boost with Avon Nutraeffects Facial Oil. Rich in Omega 6 and 9, Vitamins C and E, this multi-benefit lightweight facial oil is a daily dose of moisture for all skin types including oily and sensitive skin. Paraben free, it’s also the most natural way to get healthy, deeply rejuvenated skin in no time.
Following the recent launch of their eponymous men’s scent, Aigner N01, Aigner Parfums introduces Début, a floral oriental perfume. Fresh top notes flow gracefully into a rich intense heart and rounds off with subtle base notes of warmth and sensuality. Début is presented in delicate shades of rose and highlighted by an opulent gold font. The bottle has a simple, elegant design with the signature Aigner horseshoe engraved on the cap.