CAPRI HOLDINGS ANNOUNCES GLOBAL CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY GOALS

Capri Holdings Limited, a global fashion luxury group, is proud to release its first group-wide corporate social responsibility strategy on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

The report builds upon the meaningful initiatives that each of the company’s brands has already been working on, and outlines the company’s global strategy to achieve significant, measurable goals across a range of important environmental and social sustainability issues, including material sourcing, greenhouse gas emissions, water use, waste reduction, diversity and inclusion and philanthropic giving.

The company’s corporate social responsibility strategy is divided into three areas:

  1. Our World — focused on actions across the company’s operations and supply chain, meant to significantly reduce its environmental impact;
  2. Our Community — fostering a supportive, healthy, diverse and inclusive workplace for all of the company’s employees;
  3. Our Philanthropy — connecting the talents, energy and success of each of the company’s brands to those in need around the world.

All of the goals and objectives in the Capri Holdings corporate social responsibility report support the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

倫敦 — 2020422 — 全球時尚奢侈品集團Capri Holdings Limited (紐約證券交易所股票代號:CPRI) 欣然於「世界地球日」50周年隆重宣佈首項涵蓋整個集團的企業社會責任策略。

有關報告以公司旗下品牌現已推行的主要措施為基礎,並概述公司的全球策略,務求在物料採購、溫室氣體排放、用水量、減廢、多元共融及慈善公益等各個重要的環境及社會可持續發展議題上,實現可計量的重要目標。

公司的企業社會責任策略分為三大範疇:

  1. 我們的世界以公司營運及供應鏈的策略為重點,致力大幅減少對環境的影響;
  2. 我們的社區為公司員工營造互相支持、多元共融和健康的工作環境;
  3. 我們的公益凝聚公司旗下品牌的人才、資源及成功經驗,援助世界各地的弱勢社群。

Capri Holdings企業社會責任報告載列的所有長遠目標及目的,均符合配合聯合國提出的17個可持續發展目標。

 

Capri Holdings has set targets to be 100% carbon neutral in its direct operations and to source 100% of energy for its owned and operated facilities from renewable sources by 2025. Building on its net zero carbon emissions commitment, and in an effort to deliver on the goals of the Paris Agreement, the company will also commit to set emissions reduction targets across its operations and supply chain with the Science Based Targets initiative by 2021.

The company has additionally committed to, and has already been working towards, a number of important initiatives.

  • All plastic in packaging to be recyclable, compostable, recycled or reusable by 2025
  • 100% of point-of-sale packaging materials to be recyclable or sustainably sourced by 2025
  • Partnering with key suppliers to reduce water use
  • Traceability of its supply chain
  • Sourcing at least 95% of its leather from certified tanneries by 2025
  • Furthering diversity and inclusion within the organization, including through the company’s new Global D&I Council
  • Supply chain empowerment programs focused on human rights and fair wages to be implemented in line with the UN Framework for Corporate Action on Workplace Women’s Health and Empowerment by 2025

The report also highlights the company’s long-standing commitment to philanthropy, including the milestone achievement of delivering more than 19 million meals to children in hunger-stricken areas across the globe through the Michael Kors Watch Hunger Stop program.

Capri Holdings銳意於2025年前在直接營運的業務中實踐100%碳中和,並為其擁有及經營的設施全面採用來自可再生來源的能源。公司會恪守淨零碳排放的承諾,致力實踐《巴黎協定》提出的目標,同時亦竭力於2021年前透過「科學基礎減量目標」項目制定營運及供應鏈的減排目標。

公司亦致力推行及著手實踐多項重要措施:

  • 於2025年前全面轉用可回收、可堆肥或回收再用的塑膠包裝物料
  • 所有銷售點於2025年前全面轉用可回收或以可持續方式採購的包裝物料
  • 與主要供應商合作減少用水
  • 加強供應鏈的可追溯性
  • 於2025年前向經認證鞣革廠採購最少95%的皮革
  • 在公司內部進一步實踐多元共融,包括通過新成立的全球多元共融委員會
  • 於2025年前落實針對人權及公平薪酬的供應鏈自強計劃,以配合聯會國針對在職婦女健康及賦權的企業行動框架

報告亦強調公司在慈善公益方面的長遠目標,包括透過Michael Kors Watch Hunger Stop計劃為全球飢荒地區的兒童提供超過1,900萬份營養餐膳的重要里程碑。

 

“We are proud of the actions our company is taking to drive positive environmental and social change within our organization and our world,” said John D. Idol, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Capri Holdings. “Early last year, soon after we created our global fashion luxury group, Capri Holdings, we assessed the sustainability efforts each of our brands was already undertaking, along with the core values shared by them. We also considered the responsibilities we collectively hold to the environment, to the communities in which we operate, and to the people with whom we work. We recognize that as our company grows, so do our responsibilities, and welcome the opportunity to do more. We believe that sound environmental and social policies are both ethically correct and fiscally responsible. To that end, we are committed to improving the way we work in order to better the world in which we live.”

Coinciding with the release of the company’s corporate social responsibility goals and objectives, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Capri Holdings John D. Idol signed the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative established to support achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. By signing the UN Global Compact, Capri Holdings confirms its commitment to align its strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption, and its commitment to advance societal goals relating to sustainability.

In addition to its commitment to the UN Global Compact, Capri Holdings has previously signed the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles, the Fashion Pact, the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion and the Open to All Pledge, signaling its partnership with industry groups, corporate social responsibility leaders and other brands to create lasting change and increase the collective impact around environmental and social sustainability.

For more information on Capri Holdings’ corporate social responsibility program, visit capriholdings.com/csr.

Capri Holdings主席兼行政總裁John D. Idol表示:「我們現正採取的行動在公司及全世界促進正面的環境及社會改變,此舉令我們深感自豪。我們去年成立全球時尚奢侈品集團Capri Holdings後,便著手評估旗下各個品牌的可持續發展工作,以及品牌共享的核心價值。我們亦反思對環境、業務所在社區及共事的人共同承擔的責任。我們發現隨著公司不斷壯大,我們的企業責任也越大,同時很高興有機會對社會作出更多貢獻。我們深信行之有效的環境及社會政策既符合道德,亦符合財務上的責任。為此,我們會努力改善做事的方式,令世界變得更美好。」

在公司公佈企業社會責任長遠目標及目的之際,Capri Holdings主席兼行政總裁John D. Idol亦簽署《聯合國全球契約》,這項全球最大型的企業可持續發展提案旨在協助實現可持續發展目標。簽署此契約後,Capri Holdings確定公司的策略及業務運作符合有關人權、勞工、環境及反貪腐的普世原則,並竭力提倡有關可持續發展的社會目標。

除了承諾遵從《聯合國全球契約》,Capri Holdings早前亦簽署聯合國《女性賦權原則》、《時尚協議》、《CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion》及《Open to All Pledge》,透過與行業團體、企業社會責任領袖及其他品牌合作,締造長遠的改變,並加強對環境及社會可持續發展的共同影響力。

有關Capri Holdings企業社會責任計劃的詳情,請瀏覽capriholdings.com/csr

World Bank to Strengthen Dominica’s COVID-19 Response with US$6.6 Million

The World Bank activated on April 15 US$6.6 million to provide immediate funding for Dominica’s emergency response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, focusing on enhancing health system capacity and strengthening food security. 

From the total amount activated, US$5.1 million will be used to bolster the capacity of Dominica’s public health system to manage COVID-19. Funds will be available to purchase drugs, medical supplies and equipment, and laboratory supplies to boost testing capacity and for minor retrofitting of isolation units.

Another US$1.5 million will be used to support agriculture and strengthen national food security during the pandemic. The intervention is targeted to reach an estimated 3,200 farmers to ensure that the local food supply chains are better able to meet the needs of the island.

The funds were mobilized under two projects using the Contingency Emergency Response Components (CERCs). CERCs allow funds to be reallocated from existing projects and used for emergency response activities. This allows countries to access resources rapidly to meet current priorities. US$3 million was reallocated from the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Regional Health Project and US$3.6 million from the Emergency Agricultural Livelihoods and Climate Resilience Project.

World Bank Group COVID-19 Response:

The World Bank Group is rolling out a US$14 billion fast-track package to strengthen the COVID-19 response in developing countries and shorten the time to recovery. The immediate response includes financing, policy advice and technical assistance to help countries cope with the health and economic impacts of the pandemic. The IFC is providing US$8 billion in financing to help private companies affected by the pandemic and preserve jobs. IBRD and IDA are making an initial US$6 billion available for the health-response. As countries need broader support, the World Bank Group will deploy up to US$160 billion over 15 months to protect the poor and vulnerable, support businesses, and bolster economic recovery.

H&M leads the Fashion Transparency Index 2020

H&M Group has been named number one out of 250 fashion brands in the latest Fashion Transparency Index, which ranks companies according to how much information they disclose about their suppliers, supply chain policies and practices, and social and environmental impact.

The fashion industry has been known for having a complex and opaque supply chain. Transparency has been a cornerstone of H&M Group’s sustainability work. Back in 2013, H&M Group was one of the first global fashion retailers to make its supplier list public.

Since then, the group has been taking steps to make it more accessible for customers to know where their products are made. Customers at arket.com can check the suppliers and factories making their favourite items, while last year, hm.com started offering additional information in almost all of their products, such as production country, supplier and factory names and addresses, as well as the number of workers in the factory. In addition, customers can find out more about the materials used to make a specific garment and are reminded to recycle their garments.

“It is a great honor to be ranked as number one in the Fashion Transparency Index 2020 and a great recognition of our work. We always aim to be as transparent as possible in our progress towards a more sustainable fashion future, as well as the challenges ahead, in order to keep driving industry change. We are committed to continue taking steps for greater transparency so customers can make informed decisions and drive a positive impact in the industry through our extensive work to become fully circular and climate positive, while being a fair and equal company,” says Hanna Hallin, Global Strategy Lead for Transparency at H&M Group.

Taking responsibility of how H&M Group’s products are made is fundamental to the group. Good working conditions, the impact on climate and health and safety, are areas in which the company has been working for many years, developing higher standards for its production. Even in extraordinary situations, such as the rapid spread of the COVID-19, the group stands by its responsible purchasing practices. H&M Group is well aware that the suppliers, and their employees, are extremely vulnerable in this situation. The group is in a close dialogue with several partners and industry stakeholders to see how it can and should support in this difficult situation with the aim of finding a joint industry solution.

Due to the limited resources of the planet and the climate crisis, the way we produce and consume fashion must change. As a global fashion retailer, H&M Group has a big role to play, which is why the group is transforming its whole business to become fully circular and climate positive. Being circular means having a different approach to how fashion is designed, produced and used, and how fashion should never be seen as waste. It should be treated as a valuable resource by reusing and recycling again and again.

Therefore, the company’s ambition to become circular includes, among others, offering its customers garment collecting options so a second life can be given through reusing and recycling, or increasing the use of recycled materials for its products, such as recycled polyester from old plastic bottles or recycled cotton from used garments.

ULTIMA CORFU

ULTIMA COLLECTION TO LAUNCH FIRST BEACHSIDE RETREAT: ULTIMA CORFU

Ultima Collection, the luxury operator with hotels, residences, and spas across the most sought-after destinations in Europe, will expand their portfolio with the addition of a new property, Ultima Corfu, scheduled to open on 1 June 2020. Perched on a dramatic hillside looking out over the Ionian Sea, Ultima Corfu will constitute the brand’s first beachside residence, and will be a serene retreat, affording guests an opportunity to escape, switch off, and reground themselves in a Greek paradise, far from the cares and worries of their everyday lives.

A heaven of tranquillity located on the shores of the Ionian Sea, Ultima Corfu will take the form of an elegantly appointed private villa available for single-group bookings, and ideal for families or groups of friends. Spread over 1,000 square metres, the property will seamlessly blend the outdoor landscape with the indoors, and will boast uninterrupted views of the rugged coastline and crystal-clear waters of the deep blue sea.

As guests enter the sublime property, they will be greeted by a spacious living area, decorated in a monochrome colour palette with minimalist yet signature Ultima Collection design – allowing the unspoilt views to take centre stage, visible through the floor to ceiling windows that frame the property. The two 20m sea-facing infinity pools will be the crowning feature of the expansive wraparound terrace. Situated on separate tiers of the terrace, yet located just steps away from each other, the pools offer guests the chance to either socialise together or enjoy the peace and quiet. The villa will also include two outdoor lounges and an al fresco dining area, perfect for enjoying sundowners and Mediterranean feasts with the striking view of the Ionian sunset as a backdrop.

Set over two levels, allowing for multiple perspectives of the view, Ultima Corfu will sleep 14 guests in seven bedrooms, including one master bedroom with private terrace. All bedrooms will feature en-suite bathrooms and dressing-rooms. Remarkable ornate Grecian features and materials will adorn the magnificent white interiors, subtly decorated with a typically Mediterranean colour palette. Fitness enthusiasts who want to maintain their training regime whilst on holiday, will have access to a fully equipped fitness studio and an ‘on-demand’ personal trainer. In keeping with Ultima’s wellness offering, the villa will also include an impressive Hammam for holistic heated therapies, a Jacuzzi, as well as the Ultima Spa massage and treatment amenities.

The highlight amenity of Ultima Corfu will be unrestricted access to the villa’s 24m yacht Ultima Beach, available for guests to charter at their desire throughout their stay. Unquestionably the most indulgent and unparalleled way to discover the azure waters and unspoilt wilderness of the Corfu coastline, Ultima Corfu’s yacht will be manned by one captain and one steward, and will have space for 12 guests at one time for day trips, and for seven guests for overnight trips in one twin, one pullman and two double master cabins. The yacht comes fully equipped with Ultima standard mod cons, air-conditioning, and sea ‘toys’ including snorkelling equipment and a Zodiac Tender 3.80. With gourmet cuisine served onboard, Ultima Beach offers an immersive excursion, indulging guests’ every desire. Romantic sunset cruises, exciting and adventurous day trips, or lazy sun-soaked days await guests, all in all making for a truly unforgettable experience.

During their stay, guests of Ultima Corfu will be able to explore the picturesque seaside villages of this ancient Greek island, hidden islets and wild natural landscapes. The villa’s personal concierge will be on hand throughout the stay, and can arrange private excursions to some of the island’s most beautiful spots. Whether guests want to take in Corfu’s imposing palaces and charming squares, or simply want to while away their days visiting sandy coves and bathing in the pristine waters, a curated catalogue of guest experiences will be available to cater to all tastes.

Included as part of the villa will be the supreme Ultima services with daily full luxury breakfast, daily afternoon tea, 24-hour concierge, housekeeping, service staff, laundry, and round-trip airport transfers. Rental of the Ultima Beach yacht, along with all staff fees, will be included. Fuel and port fees will be charged as incurred.

The launch of Ultima Corfu will bring to six the total number of properties within the Ultima Collection, which currently includes luxury ski hotels and residences in the majestic Alps and the new urban retreat on the shores of Lake Geneva. It will further establish Ultima Collection as one of the world’s leading and most visionary luxury hospitality groups.

SPANISH CHEFS GATHER TO “COOK FOR SPAIN” AT LA RAMBLA BY CATALUNYA

On the evening of 29th April (Wednesday), La Rambla by Catalunya welcomes 7 guest Spanish chefs to cook alongside hosts Ferran Tadeo and Daniel Gallo, to raise funds as Spain remains one of the world’s worst-hit countries by the Covid-19 pandemic. All proceeds from La Rambla’s 10-course “COOK FOR SPAIN” dinner will be donated to World Central Kitchen, a non-profit organisation founded by James Beard Foundation award winner José Andrés that currently activates local restaurants and kitchens in Barcelona to serve and deliver meals to frontline healthcare workers and vulnerable members of community.

The one-night-only collaboration will see some of Hong Kong’s most celebrated Spanish chefs joining forces to cook 10 courses of traditional tapas-inspired dishes together. The chef line-up includes Ferran Tadeo & Daniel Gallo (La Rambla), Borja Sanchez (Los Ibericos), Alex Fargas (Fofo by El Willy + La Paloma), Martin Carrasco (Rubia),Miguel Gallo (Doubleshot by Cupping Room), Jordi Alcaraz (Elite Concepts) and Edgar Sanuy (Pica Pica).

Guests will indulge in a feast of contemporary Spanish fare with a glass of welcome cava and post dinner drink for HK$1,800 + 10% per person. During the dinner, there will be a wine roulette where guests can donate any amount of cash for a chance to spin the wheel, and win a glass of premium wine (courtesy of sponsors Los Ibericos, Eurolink, Leading Nation, Carret Private).

“In Hong Kong, we have a very tight knit Spanish community that has been devastated by what is happening in our home country with the Covid-19 pandemic. We want to do something to help so I gathered some of my Spanish F&B friends in Hong Kong for one night to share our food & passion for a good cause. This is the least we can do for Spain,” says Ferran Tadeo, Executive Chef of La Rambla by Catalunya.

See below for the full Cook For Spain Menu, available for one night only on 29th April. Due to the immediate nature of the dinner, ingredients may be subject to change.

#COOKFORSPAINHK

WELCOME CAVA FROM LOS IBERICOS

ARTURO SANCHEZ JAMON & BREAD TOMATO

AVOCADO LOBSTER ROLL

RUBIA GALLEGA CARPACCIO & TRUFFLE VINAIGRETTE

TOMATO SALAD, SMOKED SARDINE & MANCHEGO PEARLS

PULPO GALLEGO LA RAMBLA STYLE

PATATA BRAVA WITH BLACK SAUSAGE DOUBLESHOT

D-BONE MALA CHICKEN WING

CARABINERO CREAMY RICE & CURED RAVIOLI

QUAIL & CABBAGE

WHITE CHOCOLATE, GREEK YOGURT, PASSION FRUIT, GINGER & SALTED CRUMBLE

GIN & TONIC

#COOKFORSPAINHK EVENT DETAILS

 

Date: Wednesday, 29th April 2020

Venue: La Rambla By Catalunya

Time: 7:00pm – Welcome Drinks & Attendance | 7:30pm – Dinner & Wine Roulette

Price: $1,800 + 10% per person (10-course menu with welcome cava and post dinner G&T)

 

La Rambla by Catalunya

A: 3071-73 level 3, ifc mall, Central, Hong Kong

T: +852 2661 1161

E: reservations@larambla.hk

W: www.larambla.hk

Open Daily

Lunch:                          Monday-Friday, 11:00am-3:00pm

Afternoon tea:               Daily, 3:00pm-6:00pm

Happy hour:                 Daily, 3:00pm-8:00pm

Dinner:                         Sunday-Thursday, 6:00pm-10:30pm / Friday –Saturday, 6:00pm-11:00pm

Sunday Brunch:             Sunday, 12:00-3:00pm

DIOR PRESENTS NEW ‘DIOR TALKS’ PODCAST EPISODE WITH VICKI NOBLE

A thought-provoking and welcome interlude for refreshing the mind and nourishing the spirit, Dior Talks invites you to discover charismatic figures, artists and friends of the House, as they talk openly and expansively about art and feminism in a series of podcasts. In this seventh episode, Vicki Noble, renowned feminist shaman, author and teacher, reveals the fascinating universe she has created during her career, and which inspired the designs and philosophy of the 2018 Cruise collection.

Committed to female emancipation from the age of 23 in the early 1970s, the pioneering American explains how, through her research on meditation, dreams and yoga, she encourages women to reconnect with their intuition and their instincts. In the 70s, she created the Motherpeace Tarot cards with collaborator Karen Vogel, a deck from which designs, reinterpreted by Maria Grazia Chiuri, punctuated the Dior creations in the show held in the stunning wilderness of the Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve near Los Angeles. From the bewitching symbolism of these cards to the profound messages which they reveal, the testimony of Vicki Noble offers a vision of women imbued with wisdom, a singular and powerful concept we wish to share with you.

https://podcasts.dior.com

 

Viking Officially Opens Reservations for New Mississippi River Cruises

 Viking has today opened reservations to the public for its inaugural Mississippi River cruises, launching 2022. The company’s first custom vessel, Viking Mississippi, will debut in August 2022 and will sail voyages on the Lower and Upper Mississippi River, between New Orleans and St. Paul.

Currently scheduled ports of call on Viking’s new Mississippi River cruises comprise seven U.S. states: Louisiana (Baton Rouge, Darrow, New Orleans and St. Francisville); Mississippi (Natchez and Vicksburg); Tennessee (Memphis); Missouri (Hannibal, St. Louis); Iowa (Burlington, Dubuque and Davenport); Wisconsin (La Crosse); and Minnesota (Red Wing, St. Paul).

As part of an exclusive preview promised by Viking Chairman Torstein Hagen, past Viking guests have been able to book the new Mississippi River cruises since 30 March 2020 and some departure dates are already nearly or completely sold out. As of today, all inaugural sailings of Viking Mississippi‘s 2022-2023 season are now available to the public for booking.

“At a time where many of us are at home, looking for inspiration to travel in the future, I am pleased to introduce a new, modern way to explore this great river. We invented the concept of modern river cruising when we got our start 23 years ago—first on the rivers of Russia and then in Europe. Since then, many people have come to appreciate the unique exploration that comes with river cruising—but currently there are very few options to do so on American rivers,” said Hagen when the new Mississippi River cruises were announced on March 30, 2020.

“Our guests are curious travellers, and they continue to tell us that the Mississippi is the river they most want to sail with us. No other waterway has played such an important role in America’s history, commerce and culture.”

The highly anticipated announcement of Viking’s arrival on the Mississippi is the most recent milestone as the company continues to expand its fleet and destination-focused travel offerings. In January 2020 the company unveiled Viking Expeditions, with the first 378-guest purpose-built expedition ship, Viking Octantis, launching in January 2022 on voyages to Antarctica and then North America’s Great Lakes. A second expedition vessel, Viking Polaris, will debut in August 2022, sailing to Antarctica and the Arctic.

Viking Mississippi

Hosting 386 guests in 193 all outside staterooms, the new state-of-the-art Viking Mississippi is inspired by Viking’s award-winning river and ocean ships and will feature clean Scandinavian design, as well as public spaces that are familiar to guests but that have been reimagined for Mississippi River voyages.

Purpose-built for the Mississippi and currently under construction in Louisiana, the five-deck ship’s cutting-edge design, expansive windows and comfortable amenities will make it the largest and most modern cruise ship in the region.

Highlights of the new ship include:

Rendering of the Viking Mississippi – Seating area on the Bow in front of the Explorer’s Lounge.

·       All Outside Staterooms: Guests can choose from an unparalleled seven spacious stateroom categories that range from 268 sq. ft to 1,024 sq. ft: Veranda, French Balcony, Deluxe Veranda, Penthouse Veranda, Penthouse Jr. Suite, Terrace Suite and Explorer Suite. All staterooms feature a private veranda or French balcony, king-size bed with luxury linens, large flat-screen interactive TV, mini-bar, large glass-enclosed shower, heated bathroom floor and 24-hour room service.

 

·       Viking Suites: Viking Mississippi will have some of the largest true suites on the river, with every suite featuring two rooms and a full-size veranda off the spacious sitting room. Guests in Penthouse Jr. Suites (400 sq. ft.) and Terrace Suites (425 sq. ft.) receive early stateroom access; expanded double-sink bathroom; mini-bar with alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, water and snacks replenished daily; welcome champagne; and laundry, pressing and shoe shine services. Guests in the expansive Explorer Suites (657 sq. ft. to 1,024 sq. ft) also receive a wraparound veranda and complimentary Silver Spirits Beverage Package.

·       Explorers’ Lounge & The Bow: Familiar to Viking’s ocean guests as one of the most popular onboard public spaces, Viking Mississippi will also feature an Explorers’ Lounge near the bow of the ship. The sun-filled, two-story Explorers’ Lounge has floor-to-ceiling windows that open to The Bow, a unique outdoor seating area at the front of the ship where guests can relax and enjoy ever-changing riverside views 

·       River Café: From American classics to Mamsen’s Norwegian specialties, this indoor/outdoor dining venue on the top deck will offer alternative restaurant dining in a casual al fresco setting.  

·       Aquavit Terrace: A public space beloved by many of Viking’s ocean and river guests, Viking Mississippi will also feature a revolutionary Aquavit Terrace on the top deck, providing a casual dining space ideal for an American barbecue experience. Combined with the River Café, the Aquavit Terrace will provide the most al fresco dining options on the Mississippi. 

·       Sun Terrace with Infinity Plunge Pool: Similar to Viking’s ocean ships, Viking Mississippi will have a glass-backed pool experience at the aft, allowing guests to take a dip while fully surrounded by their destination.

·       The Living Room: Clean Scandinavian design paired with American influences, the Living Room on Deck 1 is designed for socializing, relaxing and entertainment. Nearby, the quiet corner of The Library, is a perfect place to discover a new book.

·       The Restaurant: This main dining venue on Deck 1 will serve daily-changing menus featuring delicious regional cuisine and always available classics prepared with fresh, local ingredients.

·       Full 360-Degree Promenade Deck: Guests can stroll the entire ship outside on Deck 1, stretching their legs while viewing scenic landscape and regional wildlife.

·       Enrichment On Board and On Shore: Connecting guests to their destinations through authentic experiences is central to Viking creating “the thinking person’s cruise.” A focus on cultural enrichment on board Viking Mississippi means that guests will enjoy Destination Performances that represent the most iconic music of the region—as well as Guest Lecturers that shed light on the region’s art, architecture, history, culture, natural world and more. And only The Viking Way of exploration provides guests with itineraries that feature Privileged Access, Local Life and Working World experiences, opening doors to places otherwise difficult to visit. On Viking’s Mississippi River itineraries, guests may choose to take a guided kayaking trip in the Louisiana bayou; visit a working farm in Quad Cities; or immerse themselves in Cajun culture during a Privileged Access excursion to the Rural Life Museum of Louisiana State University. 

·       Sustainable Features: Solar panels, LED lighting, floor-to-ceiling windows that maximize natural light and an energy-efficient hybrid propulsion system will make Viking Mississippi the most environmentally friendly passenger ship on the Mississippi River.

·       Viking Inclusive Value: Every Mississippi River cruise fare includes everything guests need, with no surprises or hidden fees. Cruise fares include one complimentary shore excursion in each port of call, all onboard meals, and all gratuities, port charges and government taxes. Guests also enjoy many complimentary amenities as part of their fare, including beer and wine with lunch and dinner service, lectures, alternative dining at no extra charge, self-service launderettes, 24-hour room service and free Wi-Fi.

2022-2023 Viking Mississippi Inaugural Voyages 

  • America’s Heartland (8 days; St. Louis to St. Paul or v.v)—From pristine farms nestled in rolling terrain to steep bluff rising from tributaries dotted with wooded islands, the Upper Mississippi offers a rich tapestry of beauty upon every turn of the river. This journey introduces you to the unforgettable experience of the locks and dams that control the flow of the heartland rivers. Hear stories of settlers migrating west; learn about Lewis & Clark, Mark Twain, John Deere and the Amish and Norwegian migrations; experience the regional music like polka and Norwegian folk; and taste reginal cuisine showcasing local beer, produce and Wisconsin cheese. Priced from AUD$6,995pp, twin share.
  • Heart of the Delta (8 days; New Orleans to Memphis or v.v.)—This journey on the Lower Mississippi is infused with American history, culture and heritage. Tour the area where the migrating French and Acadians settled; immerse yourself in the culture and lessons from the American Civil Rights Movement; discover the music of the South—jazz, blues and gospel; and experience the life and food culture of the south, from Cajun and Creole to the famed “dry” Memphis BBQ. Priced from AUD$5,695pp, twin share.
  • Southern Celebration (8 days; New Orleans–Vicksburg–New Orleans)—On this exploration of the Lower Mississippi, visit the historic homes of Louisiana and Mississippi; learn about Civil War history, touring sites like Vicksburg National Military Park; and discover the excitement and unique flavors of New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Priced from AUD$5,795pp, twin share.
  • America’s Great River (15 days; New Orleans to St. Paul or v.v.)—Experience nearly the entire length of the Mississippi River on this incredible journey from the Gulf of Mexico to the northernmost reaches of the U.S. Relax and enjoy the variety of scenery, foliage and wildlife on this leisurely voyage. Enjoy southern charm and beautifully preserved homes in Natchez; retrace the steps of Civil Rights leaders in Memphis; ascend the Gateway Arch in St. Louis; and visit “The Norwegian Valley” in La Crosse. Priced from AUD$14,595pp, twin share.

For additional information, visit vikingcruises.com.au or phone 138 747 (AU) | 0800 447 913 (NZ).

Hang Lung Launches LOVE TO SHARE Campaign to Give Away 15,000 units of mask holders through Hang Lung e-Privilege for Free

Hang Lung Launches LOVE TO SHARE Campaign to Give Away 15,000 units of mask holders through Hang Lung e-Privilege for Free

 

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hang Lung continues to battle with Hong Kongers against the disease by launching the LOVE TO SHARE campaign at its seven prime shopping locations. From April 6 onward, a total of 15,000 units of MASKeeper – a mask holder designed locally by InnoSphere – will be given away for free at Fashion Walk, Grand Plaza, Hollywood Plaza, Gala Place, Amoy Plaza, Kornhill Plaza, and Peak Galleria. MASKeeper is a solution for storing masks temporarily in a sanitary fashion. It is hoped that this endeavor of Hang Lung’s will help ease Hong Kongers’ mind when using surgical masks given their limited supply these days.

We have also invited Raymond Wong, a talented actor who is renowned for being a good husband and a father of two sons, to be the ambassador of LOVE TO SHARE campaign. Raymond joins hands with Hang Lung Properties’ Director – Leasing and Management, Ms. Bella Chhoa in demonstrating the use of MASKeeper through an engaging video tutorial. Bella explained that the campaign was inspired by the much cherished spirit of mutual love and support among Hong Kongers. “Perseverance and solidarity are the core values of Hong Kongers and have helped us get through a lot of hardships over the years. Despite the unprecedented challenges caused by the outbreak of COVID-19, I believe that our concerted effort will curb the spread and we will eventually win this battle. Hang Lung is committed to playing our part in the fight against COVID-19.” Raymond also shared his COVID-19 stories. “To play our part in this battle, my family and I try to stay at home as much as we can. Every time when we have to head out, we are extremely mindful because we are running low on masks, and we do not want to contaminate our masks when we have to take them off temporarily. MASKeeper definitely helps ease my mind,” Raymond expressed.

 

Given away generously in the LOVE TO SHARE campaign, the MASKeeper is easy to use – simply lay a mask flat on the holder, then fold and fasten it. It helps to reduce the risk of contamination and virus spread. Do sanitize your MASKeeper before and after use with 75% Isopropyl Alcohol or hand sanitizer.

Interested to get one? Sign up as a member of Hang Lung e-Privilege beginning from April 6, then you will be eligible to redeem one piece of MASKeeper for free. Get your beloved one a MASKeeper as well by referring them to sign up as a member during the registration process. Limited quantities; while stocks last.

Act now and fight against COVID-19 by sharing love!

  • Sign up as a member of Hang Lung e-Privilege from April 6 onward to obtain a MASKeeper redemption ticket.
  • Upon registration, you may provide the phone number of a referee. When they sign up, they will also receive a MASKeeper redemption ticket.
  • From April 13 onward, you can redeem a MASKeeper upon presentation of the redemption ticket at the shopping mall of your choice.
    Exclusively available for new members.

All malls carry 15,000 units of MASKeeper in total (7,500 for members and 7,500 for referees).

Limited quantities; while stocks last.

 

HUGO BOSS Mask production at HUGO BOSS production facilities

Being a clothing manufacturer with the knowledge and capability to do something for the greater good, we have decided to take decisive action. Therefore, HUGO BOSS has dedicated its clothing production site at its global headquarters in Metzingen to the manufacture of face masks, which will be donated to public facilities. In the coming weeks, HUGO BOSS will manufacture 180,000 masks.

The face masks are crafted in a cotton-blend material that can be washed and reused at least 50 times. These masks are not for clinical use. However, they can be used in other settings, such as in nursing homes, fire departments, and by police.

We would like to thank our partners and all teams involved – especially the team in the production facilities.

We are delighted that our license partner for fragrances Coty will manufacture hand sanitizers to additionally combat shortages due to the coronavirus.

HUGO BOSS德國麥琴根廠房投入生口罩

作為一家服裝製造企業,HUGO BOSS擁有專業的知識及能力為社會付出努力。面對疫情,我們希望能夠採取積極果斷的行動。 HUGO BOSS位於德國麥琴根(Metzingen)總部的服裝廠房已投入生產口罩,並將捐贈給公共機構。

在接下來的幾星期,HUGO BOSS預計能製造18萬個口罩,以應付疫情的急切需求。

口罩採用棉質混紡材料製成,可以清洗及重複使用至少50次。這些口罩暫不適用於臨床醫用,但它們可以應付其他設施的需要,例如療養院,消防部門和警隊等。

STAY HOME, STAY CHIC

打造窩居時尚風格的5大秘訣

Your personal living space is your own little sanctuary where you can dress as you please, indulge as you may and relax as you wish.

Whether you’re a devout homebody or merely enjoy the occasional staycation, the joys of staying at home can be exponentially elevated with a few easy tricks. Amp it up with these 5 Shanghai Tang luxurious and chic essentials to make the moment truly, enjoyably yours and yours only.

居住空間就是你的個人安樂窩,讓你無拘無束、隨心所欲的一片寧謐小天堂。不論你熱愛時常宅在家,還是喜歡偶爾來個「宅度假」(staycation),優質的家居時光可以靠幾個簡單方法昇華。上海灘嚴選五大必備好物,打造品味生活,令你在家也可以很時尚。

So you’ve invested in premium 1200-thread-count bedding, but don’t forget about that intimate layer between the sheets and your skin. Our first secret to at-home pampering – Silky Soft Sleepwear. A set of well-crafted pyjamas, or a strappy négligée, made from silk satin that glides across your skin, will make you feel like you’re sleeping on cloud nine.

Many swear by Shanghai Tang’s legendary pure mulberry Silk Satin Pyjama Shirt And Pant as their go-to for a good night’s sleep. The dreamy silk fabric is trimmed with contrast piping and topped with a mandarin collar. If you’re looking for something with a bit less coverage, try our slinky Silk Satin Night Slip with a front keyhole cut-out and side slits.

有了最優質的高針數床單和被單,可別忘了最緊貼肌膚的一層衣物。不論是睡覺還是傭賴在家,必備一套滑不溜手的真絲睡衣,親膚的質感為你帶來最極致享受。

一直深受歡迎的上海灘真絲睡衣上衣及褲,以光滑的純桑蠶絲緞面製造,拼接撞色滾邊和經典中式立領,口袋繡上「睡」字,糅合傳統與現代玩味。若喜歡較少束縛的廓形,可選擇真絲吊帶睡裙,採用同款的桑蠶絲緞面,前胸匙孔縷空、側縫開衩,散發高貴的撩人氣質。

Scents have the power of capturing moments and transforming them into lingering memories. They can also create the perfect ambience for you to enjoy the present. Lighting a scented candle is an almost ritual-like experience — from the moment you strike the matchstick, enjoying that gentle crackle of the blaze, to lighting up a Shanghai Tang candle, permeating the space with a luxurious aroma.

Our tip: finding your signature scent may take a few tries. To narrow it down, try looking for something from your favourite olfactory family, such as floral, woody or oriental. Shanghai Tang’s iconic Ginger Flower has a distinctive citrusy floral scent; the Vivid Dragon is a spicy oriental fragrance; Whisper is infused with floral notes and woody undertones.

香味像回憶的時間囊,能在瞬間將眼前畫面與氣味凝住,傳送至未來。香味亦能打造抒心的氛圍,讓你享受當下。燃點香薰蠟燭就是一個靈性的體驗,輕劃火柴,沙沙一聲火焰燃起,點亮上海灘的香薰蠟燭,讓馥郁的香氣滲透整個家居。

要挑選屬於你的氣味,需要花點心思與時間,不妨從你喜歡的香調家族入手,例如花香調、木調、果香調等等。上海灘標誌性的薑花香薰散發獨特的果香花調,清新優雅;栩栩如生龍紋香薰屬帶有香料成份的東方調,辛香提神,別具韻味;紫禁花園Whisper香薰則是怡人的花香調,帶清新木調餘韻。

The best way to ensure quality shuteye – is to ensure you keep your eyes shut!

A few points to note when selecting an eye mask – make sure it blocks out the light, isn’t too tight against your eyes, and feels comfortable for your skin. Our Foulard Print Silk Eye Masks are created with all the above in mind, with the added bonus of being extra stylish. Made from pure mulberry silk and bearing a scarf print that is different for every unit, these eye masks are generously padded and will guarantee a night of beauty sleep.

挑選眼罩時,要確保其隔光度高、不會勒得太緊和物料舒適親膚。上海灘的真絲印花眼罩在設計過程中,特別考慮到以上三個要素,以打造最優質的實用性,同時極具設計感。眼罩以純桑蠶絲製造,印上精緻印花,每一件都有著獨一無二的圖案,而眼罩更有厚厚的充棉,有著脹卜卜的綿軟質感,有如枕著棉花糖入夢。

Don’t we all love the feeling of being cocooned in soft, marshmallowy bliss? The desire to snuggle up in swathes of cosy fabrics stems from our infant days — our fluffy Cashmere Knit Blanket And Zip Pillow Set and Foldable Cashmere Knit Blanket are a ‘grown-up’ version of our childhood security blankets after all.

On home pampering days, we love to curl up on the couch with a good book and a warm drink, so a trusty couch throw (or sofa blanket!)  is a must. Shanghai Tang’s range of blankets are knitted from pure cashmere, meaning they’re incredible warm and cosy without bulky weight. And we designed them with either a zip pouch or an attached fold-in pocket, so that they’re foldable and ready-to-go when you opt for a vacay instead of a staycay next time.

源自嬰兒時期的習慣,我們總愛窩在被窩中的溫暖與安全感。懶洋洋休閒在家的日子,最佳活動是捲起在沙發上,手執一杯暖茶、一本好書,又或準備「煲劇」…… 一張溫暖可靠的毯子實在少不得。

上海灘多款羊絨針織毯及收納袋套裝可折疊羊絨針織毯以極盡柔軟輕便的純羊絨編織而成,保溫度高卻十分輕巧,採用鮮明的色彩搭配,呼應品牌經典款的撞色時尚風格。毛毯配備拉鍊袋或縫上貼袋,方便摺疊及收納,更可變成一個柔軟的枕頭,便於去旅行時攜帶。

A hot mug of joe in the morning, a soothing cuppa post-noon, and a tipple after dark. It’s important to stay hydrated all day and be chic while doing so.

For hot beverages, enjoy them in quality fine bone china, a type of porcelain thus named due to its magical ingredient – cattle bone ash, which gives bone china its superior whiteness, translucency and strength. Shanghai Tang’s Forbidden Garden and Chinese Garden Bird and Lattice fine bone china collection is prized for its vibrant, whimsical designs often touched with gold accents.

For wine and other refreshing drinks, our Four Season glasses and Dragon crystal stemware etched with intricate patterns will serve as the perfect vessel as well as a sparkling conversation starter.

早上喝咖啡、午後品茗、美酒佐餐,在家的日子要多多「補充水份」!

上海灘骨瓷飲具盛載熱飲,帶來視覺享受。精緻的紫禁花園花園故事花鳥格紋骨瓷系列是品牌最具代表性的家品之一,是陶瓷製品的一種,當中加入了牛骨粉,這個特別的成份就是令骨瓷更亮白、通透與堅硬耐用的關鍵,因此亦更容易製作出更薄的製成品。骨瓷飲具包括咖啡杯、茶壺與茶杯等,圖案的靈感源自傳統中式元素,糅合摩登美學與設計,偶爾點綴金色手繪細節,華美精巧。

冷飲及餐酒則可選用上海灘的玻璃杯及水晶玻璃酒具,刻上精緻的圖案,如花中四君子龍紋等,彰顯高貴品味。