NAUGHTY OR NICE
A gift of perfume is a wonderful way of saying you’ve been thinking about someone— after all, a scent is deeply personal and involves some hard thinking about one’s personality and preferences. Making things easier is Penhaligon’s Portrait series, which has a scent for every character in your life. Each fragrance in the collection is named after a quirky personality with its own backstory. Housed in traditional Penhaligon’s bottles with whimsical stoppers in the shape of animal heads, and with eccentric monikers that showcase the dry wit of the English, these fragrances are as pleasing to the eye as they are to the nose.
Clockwise from far left: The Tragedy of Lord George; The Coveted Duchess Rose; Much Ado About The Duke; Terrible Teddy, Penhaligon’s
Give the gift of time and luxury with Cartier’s elegant Panthère de Cartier and Drive de Cartier, both available at Cortina Watch. Perfect as a matched pair for you and your significant other, yet equally brilliant on their own, these classic timepieces make for the ideal everyday accessory and are wonderful heirlooms to pass down to the next generation.
From left: Panthère de Cartier watch; Drive de Cartier watch, Cartier
THROUGH THICK AND THIN
Having been around for over two centuries, American clothing brand Brook Brothers celebrates its sterling heritage with all things red, white and blue this spring while not forgetting delightful little details such as gold buttons. The collection includes work-worthy pieces such as a tailored checked blazer and crisp shirts, as well as smart-casual styles such as knit sweaters and polo shirts. Now, that’s a timeless wardrobe everyone needs.
Clockwise from top left: Knit Cat Cotton Sweater, $200; Cat Embroidered Striped Cotton Poplin Shirt, $175; Cat Pattern Socks, $60, Brook Brothers
Shanghai Tang is a slice of heaven for lovers of Chinese culture that is interpreted with a modern touch. Bring refined sophistication into the home with elegant handmade glassware or charming enamel boxes. Or add a couple of the chinoiserie-style fashion pieces to your wardrobe—the vibrant silk separates, embroidered mules and statement leather bags are guaranteed conversation starters.
From top: Leather Half Moon wristlet; Mini Qipao; Chinoiserie jacquard kimono robe with leather belt; tassel earrings; Bing Xu for Shanghai Tang embroidered Catch Me If You Can mules; Vivid Dragon lacquer jewellery box; Dragon whisky glass set; Dragon decanter, Shanghai Tang
Leather cross-body bags, Furla
Every girl needs a trusty leather bag that effortlessly takes her from day to night, from weekday through the weekend. For that, look no further than Furla’s spring/summer 2020 collection, which debuts the Italian brand’s new logo inspired by the archway of Fondazion Furla. The chic cross-body bags come in an array of punchy hues and with cute tassels that swing jauntily with every step you take.
Nothing beats a hand-written note to show someone you truly care, and what better instrument with which to pen your thoughts than a limited-edition one by German luxury brand Montblanc? A tribute to legendary creative genius and filmmaker Walt Disney, the exquisitely crafted Great Characters Limited Edition Walt Disney features a design inspired by the famed monorail at Disneyland Park, with its black, red and yellow colourway, along with the rhodium-coated Au585 solid gold nib, referencing Mickey Mouse— perfect for the Year of the Rat.
From top: Great Characters Walt Disney Artisan Edition 90; Great Characters Walt Disney Limited Edition 1901, Montblanc
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