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Whiskies aged for five decades or more already cost tens of thousands of dollars.

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Whiskies aged for five decades or more already cost tens of thousands of dollars.
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Renowned distillery The Macallan has enhanced the rarity of these vintages even more by bottling them in exquisite Lalique decanters, introducing six in total in a collaboration that has lasted more than a decade.

A bottle was introduced every two to three years, with the last launched last year. On April 2, The Macallan in Lalique Legacy Collection – featuring all six bottles ranging from 50 to 65 years – will be auctioned for charity at Sotheby’s Hong Kong. It is the only complete and direct-fromdistillery collection worldwide.
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In an age where creativity and idea generation are what stands between an executive and a job-depriving robot, any environment that triggers out-of-thebox thinking is worthy of attention. That’s where Finnish company Huone comes in. Already renowned in Finland for its innovative meeting-space design, Huone recently launched a space in Clarke Quay, its second location in the world, with 11 rooms catering for five to 150 people. Each has a unique concept, with the only common denominator being the existence of tables and chairs. Here’s a sample of what guests can expect.

Huone Singapore, #03-01, 3D River Valley Road.
Tel: 8368-6373
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Jewellery trends come and go, but the pearl necklace is the little black dress of adornments – it’s luxe, luscious and always elegant.

Ladies can now immerse themselves in this world with jeweller Mikimoto’s The Pearl Necklace. Written by jewellery historian Vivienne Becker and produced by luxury book publisher Assouline, the tome tracks the history of these coveted orbs through the women – and men – they have beautified, from Elizabeth I and Consuelo Vanderbilt to Marilyn Monroe and Lady Gaga.

The Pearl Necklace is available at Books Kinokuniya.