OMEGA Launches its NATO Strap “Pop-Up Boutique” in Paris

Presley Gerber joins the opening day celebrations for the innovative new store

In the bustling and fashionable Marais district of Paris, OMEGA has launched an exclusive “Pop-Up Boutique” with a new interactive spirit. At this store, however, there are no watches on sale. In fact, the concept is the first of its kind in the world and is 100% focused on the brand’s colourful and diverse selection of NATO straps.

Presley Gerber, one of OMEGA’s newest brand ambassadors, was in Paris to open the new NATO boutique.  In tribute to his special relationship with OMEGA, he has helped to develop an exclusive “Presley Gerber” NATO strap, which is only available through the NATO boutique.

The OMEGA NATO Strap “Pop-Up Boutique” is open from March 1st at 11 Rue Debelleyme in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris.

Pearl Seas Cruises’ Complimentary Pre-Cruise Packages For Cuba Sailings

Pearl Seas Cruises is pleased to offer complimentary pre-cruise packages for new bookings on Fall 2018 Cuba sailings from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The complimentary package includes a one-night premium hotel stay in Ft. Lauderdale and transportation to the ship. Currently, the Line also has savings of up to $3,000 off per stateroom on select Fall 2018 sailings and is waiving port charges and fees. The 11-night Cuba Cultural Voyages are scheduled November through December 2018, with additional sailings in 2019. All cruises are round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale and recent Spring testimonials have been resoundingly positive.

Pearl Seas Cruises is one of the only lines that circumnavigates Cuba and offers 2 days to enjoy historic Havana. The 11-night Cuba Cultural Voyage stops in Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Casilda, El Cobre, and Santiago de Cuba. Pearl Mist guests experience an all-inclusive cruise with onboard lecturers and experts, guided shore excursions, excellent cuisine, cocktails every evening, and beer and wine served with lunch and dinner.

Pearl Mist’s 11-night Cuba Cultural Voyage follows a “people-to-people” cultural exchange program during which guests engage directly with the warm Cuban people at each port. Pearl Mist passengers have the opportunity to meet local musicians, historians, and artists; experience Havana in a classic American car; enjoy a pottery demonstration in Trinidad; and take a guided excursion in Cojimar, the fishing village that inspired Ernest Hemingway’s famous novel The Old Man and the Sea.

About Pearl Seas Cruises:

Pearl Seas Cruises provides an intimate cruising experience and highly personalized service on its 210-passenger ship, Pearl Mist. The Line offers unique itineraries to the Canadian Maritimes, St. Lawrence Seaway, The Great Lakes, New England, and Cuba. To learn more about Pearl Seas, visit or call 800-983-7462.


Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants has announced Toyo Eatery in Manila as the 2018 recipient of the Miele One To Watch Award. Selected by the organisers of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, in collaboration with its regional experts, the Miele One To Watch Award is presented to a restaurant that is outside the Asia’s 50 Best list but is identified as the rising star of the region.

Toyo Eatery’s owner-chef Jordy Navarra will formally accept the honour at the sixth annual Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants awards, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, on 27th March 2018, in Macao.

“As Toyo Eatery approaches its second anniversary, this award is the gift we never saw coming,” explains Navarra. “Being granted the Miele One To Watch Award by such a respected authority is an amazing honour. Toyo Eatery is still in its infancy and we still have much to do, but we’re inspired to learn from the chefs whose restaurants are included in the list of Asia’s 50 Best.”

“Toyo Eatery impresses us by taking inspiration from everyday local ingredients and recipes and bringing them to the level of culinary excellence with passion, expertise and a progressive approach,” says Mario Miranda, Regional Managing Director Asia at Miele. “This same attitude involving constant improvement and innovation are part of Miele’s ‘Immer Besser’ brand philosophy. We are honoured to present this year’s Miele One To Watch Award to Jordy Navarra and the team of Toyo Eatery.”

Miele will also present #50BestTalks on Monday, 26th March, 2018 at the Grand Ballroom, Wynn Macau from 10am until 1.15pm. Under the theme ‘Exploring Identity’, the half-day forum will feature provocative discussions, inspiring presentations and live interviews with Asia’s leading chefs.


Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International,announced the signing of an agreement with Japan’s Nangoku Corporation for a new-build Sheraton hotel in Kagoshima, Japan’s southernmost major city. Kagoshima is often compared to its sister-city of Naples in Italy for its bay location, palm tree-lined streets and iconic volcano, Sakurajima.

“We are delighted to bring the Sheraton brand to this beautiful region of Japan,” said Mike Fulkerson, Vice President, Brand and Marketing Asia Pacific, Marriott International. “The new Sheraton Kagoshima will be the 10th Sheraton-branded hotel in Japan and will enable guests to explore, relax and enjoy all that this amazing city has to offer. The hotel will be an ideal destination for guests to retreat each day to the comforts, conveniences and impeccable service that the Sheraton brand is globally renowned for.”

Each of the hotel’s 223 stylish guestrooms and suites will offer the signature Sheraton premium sleep experience with the plush Sheraton bed. Guests will be able to expand their palates with distinctive dining experiences at an all-day dining restaurant, specialty restaurant and lobby lounge & bar. The hotel will feature 953 square meters of versatile function space, including a 500-square meter ballroom, four meeting rooms and a pre-function area. Additional facilities will include a swimming pool, fitness centre, Sheraton Club Lounge, spa, gift shop and a chapel that is perfect for weddings.

Kagoshima is the capital of Kagoshima prefecture in southwestern Japan, known for its mild subtropical climate and is about an hour and a half flight south of Tokyo. The city’s emblematic geographical landmark is its active volcano, the majestic Sakurajima, which sits in the middle of Kagoshima Bay. Often compared to Mount Vesuvius in Naples, the volcano is usually seen with a column of smoke rising from its craters, and minor eruptions often occur a few times a day. Visitors can view the volcano and its stunning shoreline from several breath-taking lookout points and hiking paths around the slopes of the volcano.

With a long political and commercial history dating back to the Edo period, Kagoshima is a busy, picturesque coastal city with its own distinct culture and acclaimed regional cuisine that showcases the best of the prefecture’s abundant fisheries and farms.

Kagoshima is officially recognized by the World Trade Organization as the home of one of Japan’s most traditional spirits, shōchū, which for the last decade has gained international recognition and even overtaken sake as the most popular spirit in Japan.

“We are excited to partner with Nangoku Corporation to bring our Sheraton brand to Kagoshima. Nangoku Corporation has been recognised by the Japan Foundation of Regional Vitalization for its achievements in developing and promoting Kagoshima city,” said Paul Foskey, Chief Development Officer, Marriott International Asia Pacific.

Slated to open in 2022, the architectural design for the new hotel will be led by the prestigious Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei Inc., with its interiors designed by MEC Design International Corporation.

There are presently more than 120 Sheraton Hotels and Resorts in Asia-Pacific, with more than 50 more in the pipeline, making this region the fastest-growing market for the Sheraton brand. For more information, please check

Shoe Designer Giuseppe Zanotti Previews New Boutique at The Promenade Shops with Pop-up Store


Pop-up will be the only outlet in Greater China to carry the renowned Picard Collection

Giuseppe Zanotti pop-up store at the Jade Lobby of The Promenade Shops, Macau’s luxury retail destination. From 1 March to 30 April, the temporary pop-up store will tease the grand opening of the official Giuseppe Zanotti boutique at The Promenade Shops on 1 May.

The first-to-Macau pop-up store features signature designs for men, women and children, sought-after collections such as the Star Collection and G Heel Collection, and – exclusively for China, Hong Kong and Macau – the fabulous Picard Collection.

To mark the opening of the celebrated designer’s pop-up store, Galaxy Macau also announced today a special joint promotion by Giuseppe Zanotti and The Ritz-Carlton Bar & Lounge, which will host the “Head Over Heels with Giuseppe Zanotti” promotion every Wednesday from 14 March to 30 April. Guests who present Giuseppe Zanotti pop-up store shopping receipts will be entitled to enjoy a complimentary welcome cocktail. Ladies who visit in heels will be entitled to enjoy a buy-one-get-one-free offer from the Ladies Night Cocktail menu, or a MOP98* offer on selected cocktails and sparkling wine. And all fashionistas who make a purchase at the Giuseppe Zanotti pop-up store from 1 March to 30 April will receive a special discount offer on selected drinks and tapas at The Ritz-Carlton Bar & Lounge of 20% every Wednesday and 15% every other day by presenting their shopping receipt.

Hazel Wong, Galaxy Macau Assistant Senior Vice President of Retail said, “We couldn’t be happier to welcome Giuseppe Zanotti, one of the world’s most sought-after luxury shoe brands, to The Promenade Shops. Celebrities and trendsetters around the world wear Mr. Zanotti’s fashion-forward designs, and his brand’s influence is also continuing to grow in China’s fashion and social scenes. For these reasons, we believe that The Promenade Shops – Macau’s preferred destination for discerning shoppers – is the ideal home for the new Giuseppe Zanotti boutique and pop-up store.”

Cocktail at the Ritz-Carlton Macao Bar and Lounge.

Since the opening of his first boutique in Milan in 2000, luxury footwear designer Giuseppe Zanotti has seen his star rise among fashion circles around the world. Originally a DJ, the Italian-born Zanotti soon gave in to his love of fashion, working with small craftsmen as a freelance designer before taking his talent and energy to the leading fashion houses. In the early ‘90s he bought the Vicini shoe factory to push the boundaries of models and styles, bending industry to suit the creative process rather than allowing mass production to dictate design. This also enabled the factory to produce a vast number of collections on a small scale, almost like “made to measure” couture.

Giuseppe Zanotti is famous for his sculptural, jeweled heels and fashion-forward sneakers, crafting women’s, men’s and children’s shoes as well as small leather goods, handbags, jewelry and ready-to-wear items. Available in 75 countries worldwide, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes are a red carpet favorite, inspired by and connected to the worlds of film, music and art.

An Easter Fish Tale with La Maison du Chocolat

Casting his line like a pro, La Maison du Chocolat Master Chef Nicolas Cloiseau’s lures attract the most luscious pralinés.

Children will delight in eating plenty of fish during this year’s holiday celebration, make no bones about it – the hearts of these pralinés will hook them.  
This striking shoal of multi-colored fish by Nicolas Cloiseau shimmers right before our eyes. Let yourself be reeled in by these irresistible fish filets. Velvety fins, colorful scales, and a touch of April Fool’s frivolity make for a memorable Easter holiday. Happy Easter!

“Easter Fish” Collection: HK$450 per piece, 130g

Dimensions: L 13cm  x w 6.5 cm  x h .2.5cm , 5 praliné recipes covered with plaques of decorated chocolate.

– Goldfish: colorful ivory chocolate, dark almond/hazelnut praliné with slivers of caramelized biscuits.

– Clownfish: colorful ivory chocolate, milk praliné with almonds.

– Catfish: milk chocolate, milk chocolate almond praliné with grated, roasted and caramelized coconut.

– Sawfish:  dark chocolate, milk chocolate almond praliné.

– Fish stick: milk chocolate, almond/hazelnut praliné with slivers of crispy crêpes.

Available in our boutiques and online now in limited quantities.


“Fur? I am out of that. I don’t want to kill animals to make fashion.”

Donatella Versace

Versace is a dynamic and constantly evolving brand, and its Artistic Director, Donatella Versace, looks to the future in terms of Company’s responsibility to both the people and the Planet.

This decision is part of a broader plan that centers on Versace’s sustainable initiatives to embrace a more conscious and environment-savvy approach.

The first result of this process has been the opening of a new London boutique in Sloane Street, the first of its kind to be LEED certified, and that will be followed in the coming months of 2018 by new stores in Miami and Munich.

Sustainability is a core part of the brand’s journey into the future and Versace is constantly looking at all aspects of its business model to serve customers in an innovative, disruptive and responsible way. This includes paying close attention to the provenance and conditions under which all its products are produced and sourced to ensure adherence to the highest standards.

“Fur products already represent a minor part of the Versace’s product line. This commitment is part of a broader, sustainable innovation program the Company is pursuing, that includes not only a strong commitment to work across our entire supply chain, but also a strong and deep cultural shift that will benefit all employees.”

Jonathan Akeroyd, CEO

Versace is proud to take this ethical step and hopes it will be inspire innovation and raise awareness. Versace will phase out of fur in its products from the 2019 collections onward.

[Whitestone Gallery] is pleased to present Dale Chihuly as part of the Whitestone Gallery Hong Kong’s Grand Opening


Whitestone Gallery Hong Kong

Representative of Dale Chinhuly and Koei Shiraishi, CEO of Whitestone Gallery will be available for in-person interview on March 2 2018; and Dale Chinhuly is available for email interview. Interview appointments are welcomed.


(1 March 2018, Hong Kong) – Whitestone Gallery Hong Kong is honored to present CHIHULY Hong Kong, the latest solo gallery exhibition by American artist Dale Chihuly. CHIHULY Hong Kong, which showcases series of artworks created over the artist’s 50-year career, is on view 2 March through 15 April 2018, and marks the first exhibition at Whitestone’s new H Queen’s location.


“It is my great honour to collaborate with Dale Chihuly to present his first solo exhibition in our new Hong Kong space at H Queen’s,” said Koei Shiraishi, CEO at Whitestone Gallery. “To me, glass is one of the most intriguing materials and Chihuly’s work seems to transport glass to symbols of life and joy.”


The body of work curated for CHIHULY Hong Kong demonstrates the artist’s desire to stretch the limits of his chosen media and his ongoing experiments in light, space and form. Highlights of the exhibition include Drawings, which reveal the artist’s exuberant hand; Baskets, a series which recently celebrated 40 years; delicate and fluid Seaforms; the richly-colored and contrasting hues of Macchia; Venetians, which were inspired by Art Deco Venetian vases; Ikebana, inspired by the Japanese art of flower arrangement; Persians, a celebration of wild asymmetry and colour; and Chandeliers, which are comprised of hundreds of blown glass forms.


Whitestone Gallery H Queen’s exhibition space is designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, who creates a minimalistic and dynamic atmosphere. Chihuly’s artworks will bring forward an extraordinary experience in the newly opened space, inviting audiences into a wondrous kaleidoscopic world, where all can enjoy a miraculous feast of color, light and form.


Dale Chihuly is known for revolutionizing the Studio Glass movement and elevating the perception of the glass medium from the realm of craft to fine art. Over his 50-year career, he has become known for his iconic glass sculptures, but glass is just one of the media he employs to realize his vision – he also draws, paints and sculpts using other materials. Chihuly is renowned for his ambitious architectural installations around the world, in historic cities, museums and gardens. Dale Chihuly’s work is included in more than 200 museum collections worldwide including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Corning Museum of Glass. Major exhibitions include Chihuly Over Venice (1995-96), Chihuly in the Light of Jerusalem (1999), de Young Museum in San Francisco (2008), the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2011), Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond (2012) and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada (2013.) Chihuly Garden and Glass opened at Seattle Center in 2012.


The exhibition will be running from 2nd Mar to 15th Apr, 2018. We cordially welcome you to visit and experience.


Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (Paris-CDG) Welcomes Hong Kong Travelers with Exciting Plans for 2018

2018 sees the notably vanguard Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (Paris-CDG) reinforce its stance as a global lifestyle hub with avant-garde developments in the Airport together with a rich calendar of events. Tailored to appeal to Hong Kong’s jetsetting stylemakers, Paris-CDG continues to enhance its facilities and reinforce its dazzling image as a hub for all the best things Paris has to offer – gastronomy, fashion, French lifestyle and art.

Over the past five years, Paris Aéroport is dedicated to promote the French heritage and continuously support French creations. It has heavily invested in bringing Francophone fine art to the global stage through exhibitions at the iconic Charles de Gaulle airport. A place of French heritage and creations, Paris-CDG promotes and support French artists through showcasing their art works at the terminal. The French heritage has a dedicated art space at Escape Musees, which houses original works from Paris’ leading museums. Permanently exhibitions at Paris-CDG include “Carte Blanche, the Parisianer” at Terminal 2E and “Paris, Peinture & Photo“ at Terminal 1, Satellite 4, in partnership with RMN-Grand Palais.

To inaugurate Paris-CDG’s global promotional campaign, airport authority Paris Aéroport will partner with Le French May in Hong Kong, a cornucopia of French culture, in a tour de force collaboration for the third year in a row brandishing the iconic art of French sculptor, Nathalie Decoster, at the Atrium of Pacific Place from 10 – 27 May 2018.

Exhibited all over the world, Nathalie Decoster is renowned for making sculptures in her way of expression with huge and small human figures, like “messengers”, placing in unstable positions inside large hoops, cubes and other geometric shapes.

Specially commissioned by Paris Aéroport, Nathalie Decoster’s new unique masterpiece “The Consciousness” will be unveiled for the first time on the occasion of the 2018 edition of Le French May in Hong Kong, ahead of exhibiting permanently at Paris-CDG’s dedicated museum space, Espace Musees from September.

The physical installation in Hong Kong and in France symbolises Paris-CDG as a transit hub between the two continents.

To satisfying each passenger’s desires and the time of the day in a friendly Parisian lifestyle, a wide range of dining options is also offered, highlighting 6 different categories in diversified price range, including Fast Casual (Exki, Naked, Prêt à Manger), French Bakeru (Paul, Kayser, Brioche orée), Restaurants (Ladurée, Caviar House, Yo Sushi), Fast Foods (McDonald’s), Coffee Shops (Starbucks, Illy Coffee) and Restaurants de chefs (Café Eiffel, I Love Paris, Frenchy’s).

Three highly anticipated restaurants helmed by Michelin-star chefs are slated to open their doors in the first half of 2018, adding to the existing repertoire of three Michelin-star restaurants in Paris-CDG.

On 22 March, Michelin three-star chef Guy Martin opens the doors to The French Taste. Featuring the finest quality and freshest ingredients available, seasonal French gastronomic fare and international favorites by Chef Martin will treat travellers to delicious delights, just in time for their flights. Designed by renowned architect, Charles Zana, Chef Martin invites guests to discover its neo French brewery concept in a modern, elegant, and warm space located in Terminal 2F2. The French Taste marks Chef Martin’s second foray into bring culinary excellence into Paris CDG, following the 2016 opening of BFA award-winning I Love Paris.

Michelin-starred chef Thierry Marx, one of the most prestigious chefs in France and a judge on France’s edition of Top Chef opens TEPPAN on 29 March at Terminal 1. Trained by culinary greats such as Claude Deligne, Joël Robuchon and Alain Chapel, Chef Marx sets aside his molecular gastronomy reputation to reveal his penchant and talent in international cuisine inspired by the hot plate used for Japanese Teppanyaki. TEPPAN will offer modern takes on French delights such as Toasted Brioche with Tatin Apples, Blue Lobster Tempura, Croque Monsieur made with traditional French bread from Chef Marx’s very own boulangerie.

Summer sees the arrival of Café Eiffel at Terminal T2EZP, an ultimate dining destination created by Chef Michel Rostang and frequent collaborator, Chef Nicolas Beaumann with author Philippe Coupérie-Eiffel. The men behind wanted to combine their know-how and their respective legacies to create a place that pays tribute to the France of inventors and creative minds.

In the dining room, Philippe Coupérie-Eiffel exhibits memories of his illustrious grandfather, making the place a true journey through the aspirations, ambitions, and dreams of Gustave Eiffel. While in the kitchen, Michel Rostang infuses the spirit of a bistronomy happy, gourmet and almost Proustian with traditional dishes such as soup au gratin with onion, farm poultry, or the tart Crispy tatin.

Naked, a 70-seat ethical and organic restaurant serving exceptional fare catering to all tastes in a relaxed and Zen setting, is located at Instant Paris (Public Airport Transport Lounge), Hall L of Terminal 2, a breath of French art of living in an authentic area of 4,500m2.

In 2018, Paris Aéroport continues to refresh its stellar lineup of facilities to better serve wanderlusts travelling to the City of Lights from Hong Kong. A new and complimentary transit lounge “Instant Paris” located in Terminal 2E, Hall L provides a sleek and elegant space filled to the brim with activities for adults and juniors to enjoy. Parisian design and hospitality can be experienced at the 80-room Yotelair hotel operated by Yotel, while a library boasting reminiscent of a home salon boasts a collection of 300 French, English, German, and Spanish books from literature and lifestyle, providing the perfect escape while travelers wait for their onward adventure to commence.

Technophiles and landmark enthusiasts can relive their experience of Paris through a “Virtual Window” that frames the epochal Eiffel Tower or visit quintessential Parisian landmarks through the lounge’s 3D Timescope Machine; while sports aficionados can catch live matches of the most sensational games at the “Live Arena” where major sports fixtures from UEFA to the Olympic games are screened in a home cinema setting. An impressive Kapla game area for children ensures that junior travelers are invited into a world unto their own.

Complimenting Paris-CDG’s facility refinement is an enhancement of its a-la-carte tailor-made My Consiergerie services (, treating each guest with customised support to ease the stress of traveling. This bespoke service starts at the beginning of each traveller’s journey, from the contentment of one’s couch to the comfort of one’s seat on the plane. Transferring passengers are treated to an unrivalled airport experience, replacing the hassle of a layover with the enjoyment and relaxation of what Paris offers.

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