Despite a climate of financial insecurity and fluctuating global markets, one tier of the jewellery industry is thriving: high jewellery – or, in French, haute joaillerie. Essentially, high jewellery refers to the most expensive pieces of jewellery available from the big-name houses, many of which are one-of-a-kind, cost millions due to materials, workmanship and signature, and include extremely valuable gemstones as distinctive features.
Travelling has changed a lot in the past decade. No longer do you need to carry the phrase book for local languages, a chunky oversized Lonely Planet guide and fold out map to avoid getting lost. Now with just about everything you could need available on your smart phone, we’ve made a list of our top apps to prepare for your next journey!
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Priority Pass is the world’s largest airport lounge access programme in the world, with over 1300 lounges across 600 cities, in 148 countries. That’s a lot of places to choose from when it comes to our Lounge of the Year Awards.
Every year, we celebrate the lounges offering the best service, experience, refreshments and business facilities, based on the ratings of our Priority Pass Members. We’ve been doing this for the last 15 years by selecting winners across 5 set regions.
Have you ever wondered why we want to travel so much? The answer is simple: there are plenty of things to be gained from exploring new places, such as making new friends or learning about new cultures. Travelling is said to make us happier, boost our confidence and enhance our creativity. But, most importantly, the relaxed breakfasts, the long walks and the new experiences all help us remember to slow down, enjoy our day and appreciate the world around us.
Travelling can (and should) be a wonderful experience, but all too often planning for a trip can give you butterflies, and sadly not the good kind. You catch yourself wondering, “Have I packed everything I need?” Then, if the answer is yes, you think, “Oh no, have I packed too much?” This is often followed by, “Will I get to the airport in time?” “Will everything be ok at home?” “What if I don’t enjoy the trip?” Increasingly, something enjoyable begins to look like… travel anxiety.
If there’s one thing worth leaving your warm, cosy home for to face the cold December weather, it’s the excitement of a Christmas market. Wandering around stalls, wooden chalets and snow-covered cathedrals while enjoying festive treats and cinnamon-infused mulled wine must be the most tempting activities of the festive season. If you haven’t made any plans yet, you may want to pack your bags, grab friends and loved ones and take your pick from Zurich, Copenhagen and Frankfurt – three beautiful European cities with plenty of festive attractions.
As decorations go up and temperatures go down, we know that winter is here (depending on where we are in the world, admittedly) which means one thing… It’s time to start thinking about a winter vacation destination! For some, wandering around the beautiful food and gift stalls of a European Christmas Market may sound just right. For others, chasing the sun somewhere as far from home and as hot as it can get may be much more appealing.
Travel means something different to every single one of us. Some travel to get the bug out of their system, others to escape their day-to-day, many just want to make new memories. Whatever the reason, we all deserve a vacation every once in a while – and know when the time has come, mostly because we find ourselves spending more time daydreaming about the next destination. But – and this is a feeling we all know – sometimes simply catching a glimpse of flight prices is enough to make us put down our mobile phones or snap our laptops shut.
Johnny Wang studied Fashion Design at Regent’s University, was involved in editorial styling for Vogue Italia and MIXTE, and worked for Alexander McQueen, Sir Tom Baker Bespoke Tailoring, and Phoebe English previous to starting up his own fashion label. The founder and creative director of BCollide, he talks to Schön! about his creative process, daily routine and his sources of inspiration. We discover what it is like to be a young entrepreneur in one of the world’s most competitive industries.
If you don’t think of Portugal as one of the fashion industry’s key players yet, we say think again. October shed some light on the creative and commercial potential of this Iberian land, bringing to attention ModaLisboa – the most important Portuguese fashion event, a project supported by Lisbon’s city council and ModaLisboa Association that brings together the national and international press, VIPs and fashion lovers.
Schön! Magazine attended the exclusive launch of The Glenlivet’s The Winchester Collection, a series of single malts of unparalleled quality. Taking its name from current Master Distiller Alan Winchester, this exquisite collection of rare whiskies is anticipated to become one of the most sought after collections.
The London-based meet and taste event introduced Vintage 1964, the first 50-year-old single malt scotch from The Winchester Collection. Just 100 bottles of this inaugural release will be made available around the world, with each priced in parity to $25,000.
Amsterdam-based brand Scotch & Soda opened its first store last week, on Heiligeweg, in the heart of the Dutch Capital. With the store, which will stock the tailored line Atelier Scotch, the house is expanding its horizons. Focused on contemporary yet decorative formal dressing, Atelier Scotch is a stylish collection defined by bold combinations, luxury, and a love for details. Scotch & Soda is led by an international team of professionals that warmly welcomed Schön! at the opening.
TASCHEN unites 40 years of Annie Leibovitz’s work in a collector’s book that’s sumo-sized and brimming with icons from every era. With such depth of work, Annie has spent years developing her extensive collection of photographs, each one intimate and iconic in its own right. From comedians to journalists, work from Rolling Stone circa 1970, to portraiture for the likes of Vanity Fair and Vogue – Leibovitz is indisputably a master of her genre.
H&M and Alexander Wang’s innovative forthcoming collaboration is scheduled to hit stores and digital shelves tomorrow, on November 6th, after the Swedish retailer and New York-based designer have teamed up to create the ultimate urban collection. Photographer Zoltan Mihaly captures the collection exclusively for Schön! with stylist Peter Frak.
Black, white and grey and emblazoned with Wang’s blocky logo, with an urban edge and references to the survivalist undercurrent, this collection is...