Palace Hotel Tokyo

The Blossoming Tokyo package is available between 18th March and 12th April 2019 during which guests can enjoy the Japanese custom of hanami throughout Tokyo’s most picturesque locations as well as in the comfort of their room with flowering sakura bonsai from the specialists at Seikouen, the Japanese expert in Bonsai crafts. Founded by Syonosuke, who was a bonsai craftsman in the mid-19th century, Seikouen endeavors to capture the object with nature and the love for nature at the base.

In addition to the sakura bonsai, guests of Palace Hotel Tokyo will receive a limited edition version of the signature sake cake infused with the aroma of blooming sakura. The Blossoming Tokyo package also includes two hours of privately chauffeured transportation and the company of a private guide to introduce guests to the city’s most sought-after destinations during the Instagram-worthy season.

There’s never a shortage of scenic backdrops in Tokyo for a private photo shoot.  To create a life-long memory for guests, the Palace Hotel Tokyo Concierge will arrange the hire of a local photographer upon guests’ request, capturing their favorite moments in true professional style. There are also kimono and yukata available for rental, immersing in the Japanese cultures and traditions.

Rates start at JPY 124,400++ for one night of accommodation for two with inclusions of daily breakfast, where suite bookings will include Club Lounge privileges, a flowering sakura bonsai, a signature sake cake, and private guide & chauffeured private transportation (within Tokyo’s 23 wards) for two hours. For more information please visit

Through The Lens With Paul Smith

Paul Smith, one of the world’s most celebrated British designers, travels across the globe and has been visiting Asia since the 1980s. The enormous influence of Asian culture can be seen in a wide range of Paul Smith collections, such as ethnic dress, oriental dress and the amazing colours. On a recent whirlwind trip to Hong Kong, Sir Paul soaked up the local culture and captured moments of inspiration with his camera. The uniqueness and authenticity of the city are lavishly illustrated through the lens of the legendary designer.

As a passionate believer in taking influence from the past, Sir Paul specially focused on the local neighbourhood of Old Town Central, which has been rejuvenated by the Hong Kong Tourism Board as a cultural hotspot. This charming district is a melting pot of old Hong Kong culture and a new cradle of creativity, offering Sir Paul endless photo-taking opportunities and inspiration.

 Sir Paul visited to two historical sites on the iconic Hollywood Road: Man Mo Temple, a declared national monument, built in the mid-19th century, and the latest cultural landmark, Tai Kwun, the revitalized Central Police Station compound, with over 170 years of history. He also stopped to do a bit of treasure hunting in the antique stalls along Upper Lascar Road.

Street art spills out of every corner in Old Town Central. Sir Paul took a stroll down the old streets to explore some of the art scenes of the city. He was surprised to discover wall art with similar design elements to his signature art strip pattern. The various skyscrapers and colours in the district, and the fascinating contrasts between old and new can be sources of inspiration and creativity.

Beyond Old Town Central, there’s a lot more to explore in the city. Simply follow Sir Paul’s steps to enjoy authentic Hong Kong-style milk tea in a local dai pai dong, take the Star Ferry across the world-famous Victoria Harbour, or visit one of the city’s premier shopping destinations, Harbour City, where visitors can enjoy a 270-degree panorama of Victoria Harbour from the Observation Deck.

A Nordic World of Wonder

Discover A Nordic World of Wonder with Up Norway’s Tailored Journeys and Experiences

 Founded in 2016, UP Norway, a bespoke travel service based in Oslo has emerged as an industry game-changer, curating tailored journeys and experiences with personalized digital itineraries, based on their strong insider knowledge and extensive local network.  They offer a one-stop service showcasing Norway’s best travel experiences and unforgettable adventures for their discerning clientele.

Named as a nod to the upwardly mobile and upscale clients it attracts, the company takes the frustration out of the booking process and saves hours online by tailoring personalized trips in line with guests’ specific requirements that will both thrill and inspire them.  Up Norway’s itineraries take travellers beyond the standard tourist trails and closer to the heart of Norway, with an emphasis on quality, sustainability, value and ease of use, with the highest levels of personal service.  The team at Up Norway will take care of your entire trip, including domestic flights, accommodation and a complete itinerary in an exciting Scandinavian adventure with an outstanding range of sights and activities to offer.

Ms Torunn Tronsvang, Founder of Up Norway explains, “Up Norway was created with the modern, independent traveller in mind. If you love breaking new ground, discovering, tasting, exploring and generally enjoying life, then we’re speaking the same language. Up Norway has access to a store of secret places. We’ll take you off the tourist trail and give you access to sites and stories other tour operators ignore. We are extremely excited to see a strong and increasing interest in the both the Asia Pacific and USA market for our unique tours, experiences and services, she continues.

With an extensive range of 27 journeys and 37 experiences, highlights include the spectacular northern lights, fiords, glaciers, cascading waterfalls, mountains, skiing and snowboarding, cruises, gastronomy, adventure, romance, family, health and wellness tours.

In addition to the Northern Lights, one of the most popular experiences Up Norway offers is the Discovery Route Adventurewhich can be taken either one way or as a round trip starting and ending in Bergen or Stavanger. This route was established in the 1800s by the Thomas Cook travel agency in the days of horse and carriage and steamboat travel.  It showcases a spectacular landscape of majestic mountains, magnificent glaciers, crystal clear rivers, roaring waterfalls and pristine fjords, making it the perfect destination for a unique experience with unforgettable adventures and activities. There are three types of Discovery Route experiences, catering to different types of traveller as follows:

The Discovery Route Family Adventure – 11 days

This is the perfect fun-filled activity package for the whole family, young and old, to discover Norway, with the trip tailored to the last detail to provide something for everyone in the party and memories to last a lifetime. You will make exciting new discoveries as you venture out onto mountains, glaciers and rivers where you will see the incomparable beauty of Norway in all its diversity.  See the wild and unspoiled nature at the southern entrance of Norway’s fjords, with lots of fun activities along the way.  Variations can be tailored.

Priced from USD1,884 per person (AUD 2,659/NZD 2,768) based on 2 adults and 2 children travelling together, the tour includes

> 10 night’s accommodation including breakfast

> 2 three-course dinners

> Fun activities including Bergen bike rental; Voss climbing, high ropes and rafting experience with lunch; Mo salmon safari; Lysefjorden RIB (rigid-hulled   inflatable boat) safari; guided hike

> 9 days rental car hire

> Up Norway services and digital travel guide

The Hardcore Discovery Route – 8 days

Perfect for adventure seeking friends, singles and couples, the Hardcore Discovery Route sees you conquering mountains, paddling through fjords and hiking Norway’s terrain in a journey full of active challenges.  While the landscape is almost unchanged from the 1800s when this route was developed, the mode of transport is now much more comfortable, offering you a seamless passage through this magnificent landscape.

You will be travelling on Scenic Route Ryfylke and Scenic Route Hardanger. Variations can be tailored with more or less activities, and/or more or less nights. Winter variations are available with skiing, snow shoeing and ice-skating adventures. The tour can also be arranged using public transport.

Priced from USD2,212 per person (AUD 3,122/NZD 3,250) based on twin-share accommodation, the tour includes

> 6 days accommodation with breakfast

> 3 dinners

> 1 overnight hike in a tent at Trolltunga

>  Guided hike to Pulpit Rock

> Activities: Salmon Safari, Rafting, Brewery visit and tasting

> Up Norway services and digital travel guide

NB: A rental car can be arranged at an additional cost

The Upscale Discovery Route – 9 days

This tour is ideal for those seeing a more soft and luxurious adventure that revisits the route taken by wealthy Englishmen when the route was first created in the late 1800’s and the first ever fjord package holidays were sold in Norway.  You will see and experience the incomparable beauty and breath-taking scenery of Norway in all its rich diversity.  Conquer the incredible Preikestolen cliff which rises 604 meters above Lysefjorden which has a flat top of 25 by 25 meters square, look out over the majestic Allmannajuvet ravine/canyon along the Storelva river before relaxing and enjoying local cuisine and refreshments as a perfect end to your adventure before relaxing in the spa at your hotel. Variations can be tailored with more or less activities, and/or more or less nights. Winter variations are available with skiing, snow shoeing and ice-skating adventures.

Priced from USD2,399 per person (AUD 3,385/NZD 2,524)  based on twin share accommodation, the tour includes

> 8 nights in an upscale hotel including breakfast and spa access in two hotels

> 4 dinners

> 8-day rental car hire

>  Guided hike to Preikestolen

> Private guided tour of Allmannajuvet

> Private guided tour in Bergen

> Up Norway services and digital travel guide

For more information, quotations and reservations, please contact Up Norway on:

Tel +47 4126 2960



Maje SS19

For its 2019 Spring/Summer campaign, Maje is once again working with a young photographer with an assured fashion sense: Oliver Hadlee Pearch. His photographs of Grace Hartzel show a young Parisian constantly on the move and free from the cares of the city.

More than a series of images, they inspire us to fly away. Maje’s 2019 Spring/Summer campaign launches a new theme. A woman who dreams of being «On Tour», a citizen of the world who goes in search of the unknown and unexpected encounters – sometimes with herself. Between Paris and infinity, we try to seek the subtle balance of «here and away» to awaken our soul, and not lose ourselves in the hustle and bustle of city life.

As you run around Paris you find yourself dreaming of elsewhere, a place where you are free, unrestrained and unhindered. A place where nothing is planned and where everything is possible: palm trees invade Paris, and exotic flowers push through the tarmac and cobblestones. The colours of the world are there to enjoy. Another version of Paris, an unforgettable version. And your body soon begins to vibrate. Carried away by the memory of a delicious sense of freedom, a summer far from everything, your feet in the water, somewhere between land and sea, as you watch the last rays of the setting sun.



CHANEL launches new lips collection ROUGE COCO FLASH

CHANEL presents ROUGE COCO FLASH – another new invention by Lucia Pica, CHANEL Global Creative Makeup and Color Designer.

A collection of intense and easy-to-wear lipstick with shimmery shine and mirror effect finishing, composes of 27 vibrant flash of colors – nudes, oranges, pinks, rosewoods, fuchsias, plums, near blacks and reds palette.

To make playing with the color even more fun, three new translucent top coats are introduced to layer on top of all the lipsticks.

New design of packaging with a transparent shimmering golden cap reveals the shades inside easily.

Face of the new advertising campaign, French-American actress, Lily-Rose Depp features CHANEL sunglasses in a fun and playful short film under the direction of the photographer Sølve Sundsbø.

ROUGE COCO FLASH is more than a lipstick.

It’s an object of desire, an ode to spontaneity and freedom!




Le Cushion Encre De Peau Leather Edition

Ready to get dressed in crocodile leather pattern?

Your new jet black accessory awaits. 

YSL Beauté cushion has phenomenal success in Hong Kong

as the No. 1* bestselling cushion since 2016.

LE CUSHION ENCRE DE PEAU is one of its most popular collection,

women jumping for its mattifying texture, flawless coverage and styled-up case.

Because it’s so loved, each year YSL Beauté will launch a

limited anniversary edition of LE CUSHION ENCRE DE PEAU. 

In 2019, YSL Beauté drew inspiration from leather goods,

and topped the take-everywhere compact with an

edgy cool crocodile leather pattern no beauty lover can resist.

Flawless skin meets irresistibly couture design. Surrender to the crocodile leather attraction


And for the first time ever, personalize your favourite

BLACK OPIUM EAU DE PARFUM fragrance bottle.

Sleek, graphic and edgy, BLACK OPIUM toughens up for the action

with every girls’ wardrobe essential – a killer biker jacket. 

*Beaute Research Results – FULL YEAR 2018 NO.1


LEATHER EDITION SPF 23/PA++ (3 shades)HK$480

Will be available in all YSL Beauté boutiques and counters now
Please visit YSL website for more details: