Cartier Presents a Heartfelt Selection of Exceptional Gifts for Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 9 takes on deeper significance this year when life is so cherished: the opportunity to bestow affection, gratitude and meaningful presents upon your beloved mother. As always, Cartier can be relied upon for a rich array of creations and collectables – from gorgeous jewellery and exquisite timepieces to luxury leather goods and fabulous fragrances – to delight the person who gave you the greatest gift of all. Express your devotion and the endearing facets of your mother’s personality with the Maison’s classics, such as Panthère de Cartier, LOVE and Double C de Cartier bags, or contemporary icons like the boldBallon Bleu and Pasha watches.

 

LOVE bracelet, created in New York in 1969, presents clean lines and precise proportions, beauty and order, in one immoveable force: the ultimate symbol of maternal devotion. Choose a slim circle of pink gold paved with diamonds, or perhaps a stunning white gold band with black ceramic screws. Or look deeper into the collection to select a pair of sparkling earrings or a pretty LOVE necklace in pink gold whose interlocking rings speak to the unshakeable bond between parent and child.

The panther, a symbol of strength and grace rendered by Cartier over the generations into breathtaking bracelets, rings and necklaces, makes a powerful, bejewelled present for your mother. The sleekest of bracelets, cast in pink gold frosted with diamonds or clean-lined yellow gold, join the Panthère de Cartierfamily this year, while the feline’s fascinating face is the centrepiece of a charming pendant necklace.

 

The gift of a watch is a joyous reminder of time spent together: those long, carefree days of childhood and the rarer but equally precious moments of parental bonding enjoyed in later life. The round, ornate Ballon Bleu de Cartier collection points to a strong, generous heart, with a crystal bubble at three o’clock encasing its sapphire-cabochon-set winding crown. Pasha de Cartier timepieces defy convention: a neat square within an oversized circle, transparent case back, and easily interchangeable strap; boldly present, open-minded and versatile like the best mothers.

A mother bears a heavy load, but you can help lighten it by gifting her a Cartier handbag. In new iterations of the classic Double C de Cartier bag, understated minimalist lines allow the graphic jewel of a clasp to shine. Shades of pink or red calfskin offer a more feminine and vibrant modern chic than timeless black. Mother’s Day bouquets of roses are no longer fleeting tokens of love when their essence is captured in one of two Cartier high perfumes dedicated to the wild rose. L’Heure Osée and Pure Rose are fearless, fresh and complex fragrances in statement-making bottles.

From May 1 to 9, flowers become a shared experience at specially designed workshops exclusive to customers. Decorate a unique floral gift in Cartier boutiques as a Mother’s Day surprise, or join an online workshop together with your mother to bond over this soothing craft at home.

 

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Cartier website: www.cartier.hk

“In Loving Memory of Leslie Cheung Online Concert 2021”

Cartier Accessorized Karen Mok, Chilam Cheung and Chiu Tsang Hei

Cartier accessorized singers Karen Mok and Chilam Cheung, and music director Chiu Tsang Hei at “In Loving Memory of Leslie Cheung Online Concert 2021”on 1 April, an occasion to pay tribute to the legendary artist.

Karen Mok wore Reflection de Cartier earrings andEtincelle de Cartier ring; Chilam Cheung wore Panthèrede Cartier brooch, Cartier LOVE ring and Santos de Cartier watch; while Chiu Tsang Hei wore Pasha de Cartier watch.

 

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Recharge In The Maldives

The picturesque archipelagic Maldives has reopened its border to tourists since July 2020 with elevated safety measures and increasing flight connectivity. Resorts across the island nation have reopened, welcoming guests back to the tropical sanctuary that is renowned for its exceptional marine life, sparkling white beaches, generous wellness experiences and innovative dining destinations. To encourage guests to rediscover this paradise, Accor has launched a generous offer, Recharge in the Maldives. Guests who book the offer will benefit from complimentary lunch and dinner in addition to breakfast, as well as an upgrade to the next available room category at the time of booking. The offer is available at four of Accor’s resorts in the Maldives – Raffles Maldives Meradhoo Resort, Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi, Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives, and Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort.

Raffles Maldives Meradhoo is a rare haven located far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, making it easy to forget the world outside. The resort features two islands, offering pure nature on the mainland and true elegance on the overwater island, accessible by traditional Dhoni boat. Together, these private islands offer two distinct experiences, bound together by Raffles’ legendary service. A Marine Butler is on hand to personalise snorkelling tours to the resort’s two fascinating house reefs. Guests are encouraged to keep an eye out for Apollo, one of the 23 resident hawksbills, and green turtles that regularly swim by to say hello.

Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi is surrounded by white sandy beaches, peppered with thatched-roofed villas overlooking an endless turquoise sea. Another attractive draw is swimming in the resort’s 200-meter infinity pool – the longest in the Maldives. Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi is the sole resort on this pristine atoll, and its untouched location has allowed marine life to flourish. The nine-kilometre house reef, directly accessible from the beach, is home to vibrant coral and a thriving ecosystem. A manta ray cleaning station offers guests a rare up close encounter to the majestic marine creatures. The resort also features the Maldives’ first and only coral regeneration project in an underwater art installation, the Coralarium, and is a home to the vast thriving marine life.

Thrill seekers and active relaxers will find everything they need at Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives, where picture-postcard scenes abound. Noonu Atoll remains the least developed area, promising serene seclusion and abundant sea life, a wonderful playground for those who love exploring the underwater world and taking part in water sports. With the tropical island of Kuredhivaru as a blank canvas, the resort is a masterpiece that harmoniously blends inventive design, Maldivian heritage, and Mother Nature seamlessly. It features four dining experiences showcasing Mövenpick’s renowned culinary expertise. The daily Mövenpick Chocolate Hour serves up an array of complimentary treats for chocoholics and those with a sweet tooth.

Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort is the only beachfront property directly accessible via a domestic flight, with no additional speedboat transfer. It is a stylish and affordable retreat where guests can embrace Maldivian culture and traditions through the locally inspired villas. The Atoll is renowned for its rich and diverse marine life. The five-star PADI Dive and Water Sports Centre offers adventures to the best dive sites for pelagic encounters.

Whether exploring the dual island  experiences at the Raffles Maldives Meradhoo, discovering a thriving ecosystem at Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi, immersing in a heart-warming moment amidst the stunning vistas of Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives, or escaping to a serene island that perfectly combines Maldivian tradition and stylish contemporary design at Mercure Maldives Kooddoo, guests can now book an adventure to remember with Accor’s Recharge in the Maldives offer at unbeatable rates and enjoy unrivalled value with complimentary breakfast, lunch, and dinner, room upgrades, and flexible cancellation.

The Recharge Maldives offer is valid for bookings from today until 30th April 2021 for stays until 30th September 2021. Accor Plus members are entitled to an additional 10% discount on accommodation.

For more information and reservations, please visit https://all.accor.com/promotions-offers/package-offers/owm013158-001-maldivesdestination.en.shtml

 

“3.11 – Ten Years On”

NHK WORLD-JAPAN Presents “3.11 – Ten Years On,” a Collection of New and Encore Programs to Commemorate 10-Year Anniversary of the Largest Earthquake Ever Recorded in Japan

NHK WORLD-JAPAN, the English-language international service of Japan’s sole public broadcaster, NHK, today announced it will present a collection of premiere and encore programming to mark the 10-year anniversary the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011, which spurred a tsunami, a meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, and mass destruction along Japan’s east coast. The programming event airs throughout March and April. Descriptions of all programs in “3.11 — 10 Years On”, including multilingual videos (Burmese, Chinese, Indonesian, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai and Vietnamese) are available on this special web page

One of the highlights is the international TV premiere of Ken Watanabe – A Copassionate View: The Decade Since the Great East Japan Earthquake. Japanese Hollywood star Ken Watanabe (“Last Samurai”, “Batman Begins”, “Godzilla”, “Transformers”) raised international attention for the disaster and has listened to the stories of more than 20,000 people in the past decade. The documentary follows the actor as he visits the communities most affected by the disaster and gets to know its victims. The program airs Saturday, March 6. (UTC)

Another international TV premiere, Generation March 11: Their 10 Years Journey, tells the stories and follows the progress of the lives of children born in the disaster areas. Part of the anniversary programming is also a new documentary on one of Japan’s most prolific and award-winning stop-motion animation artists, Tomoyasu Murata, and his work commemorating the victims of the disaster, broadcast as a special edition of the Anime Supernova series.

 

Among the encore programs marking the 10-year anniversary of the disaster is 3/11-The Tsunami, a two-part documentary that made its international broadcast premiere in January 2021. (Thai subtitles available.) (Indonesian subtitles available.) The series combines footage from NHK camera crews with mobile phone and other video captured by citizens who were on scene during and after the earthquake and tsunami, and the country’s recovery efforts of the following year.

平治EQA在香港開始接受預訂

來自Mercedes-EQ的輕巧電動車:平治EQA在香港開始接受預訂

德國製造、先進科技和優良品質令EQA格外吸引

EQA是平治旗下電動車品牌Mercedes-EQ的最新型號。EQA 250在香港市場的售價由HK$518,750起 (已包含電動車的首次登記稅寬減),如符合「一換一計劃」即由HK$355,000起。EQA 250最高輸出190匹馬力,並配備容量66.5 kWh的電池,提供高達426公里續航力(WLTP)。其綜合耗電量為17.7 kWh,而綜合碳排放量為0克/公里。客戶即日起可以透過mb4.me/EQA_hk網頁預訂全新EQA,或聯絡紅磡或柴灣的平治品牌中心查詢。

Mercedes-EQ, EQA, H 243, 2021; EQA 250 (Stromverbrauch kombiniert: 15,7 kWh/100 km; CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 0 g/km) // EQA 250 (combined electrical consumption: 15.7 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km)

The compact electric car from Mercedes-EQ: The EQA is now available for reservation in Hong Kong

Made in Germany, advanced technology and premium quality make the EQA particularly attractive.
EQA is the name of the latest model from the all-electric world of Mercedes-EQ.  Prices in Hong Kong start at HK$518,750 including FRT and EV concession (HK$355,000 with “One-for-One Replacement” Scheme) for the 190 hp EQA 250 (combined power consumption: 17.7 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km) with up to 426 km driving range (WLTP) and 66.5 kWh battery capacity. Customers can reserve their EQA at mb4.me/EQA_hken or contact Hung Hom/Chai Wan Brand Centre for more information.

Mercedes-EQ, EQA, AMG Line, mountaingrau magno, Studioaufnahme; EQA 250 (Stromverbrauch kombiniert: 15,7 kWh/100 km; CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 0 g/km);Stromverbrauch kombiniert: 15,7 kWh/100 km; CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 0 g/km*
Mercedes-EQ, EQA, AMG Line, mountain grey magno, studio shot; EQA 250 (combined electrical consumption: 15.7 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km);Combined electrical consumption: 15.7 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km*

W HOTELS RAISES AUSTRALIAN SPIRITS FOR MARDI GRAS 2021

W Hotels are encouraging Australians to rise to the challenge and love out loud. Following the announcement of W Hotels as a major partner of the 2021 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras for the second consecutive year, the W team will gear up for the biggest annual celebration of pride and passion in Sydney to show the brand’s longstanding support of the LGBTQI+ community.

“We are proud to be teaming up with Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras for the second year to celebrate inclusivity and equality,” said Jennie Toh, Vice President, Brand Marketing and Brand Management, Asia Pacific, Marriott International. “Whoever you are, wherever you are, you’re welcome at W Hotels. This is core to our brand experience, and we will continue to strive to be global leaders in promoting this message of acceptance through culture and creativity.”

Showcasing a playful twist on Australia’s much-loved Mr. Whippy van, W’s Witty & Whippy van roamed the streets of Sydney in celebration, popped up at iconic Sydney locations ahead of the 2021 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade on March 6. The one day only event saw the Witty & Whippy van serving up two exclusive W Hotels x Mardi Gras ice-cream flavors at North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club, The Coogee Rainbow Walkway at Coogee Beach and the renowned Mardi Gras Workshop on February 27. Nearby communities kept their ears open and eyes peeled for the remixed Greensleeves jingle for the chance to grab a complimentary, limited edition soft serve cone. Flavors included the Rainbow Rise and the Love Out Loud. Those lured by the nostalgic Greensleeves track, with a cheeky remix from drag queen DJ-duo Jawbreakers, also heard Australia’s most well-known and celebrated drag queen, Courtney Act, who lent her famous vocals to the track.

Joining thousands of revelers for Sydney’s biggest night, the iconic march will feature over 130 dazzling floats that have been reimagined to the grounds of the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) for a COVID-safe celebration. The W Hotels float will host a range of talent: from winners of The Amazing Race Australia 2019, Tim and Rod, to TikTok sensation Samantha Andrew who will be choreographed by the esteemed New Ground Collective.

“We are excited to participate again in the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras parade in support of individuality while following the COVID safety plans set in place,” said Sean Hunt, Area Vice President – Australia, New Zealand & Pacific – Marriott International. “I am beyond excited to see the Witty & Whippy van and campaign come to life, with associates, guests and friends of the brand marching, dancing and loving out loud and proud.”

Known for defying expectations and breaking the norms of traditional luxury, W Brisbane opened its doors in June 2018, with W Melbourne following suit in February 2021, and W Sydney coming next in 2022.

Balenciaga 2021 年春夏 Bridge 眼鏡

BALENCIAGA SPRING-SUMMER 21 EYEWEAR

BRIDGE

The ultra-slim Bridge sunglass and optical frame line features a metal bridge that runs continuously across the tops or along the bottoms of half-rimmed lenses, connecting them to lightweight metal arms featuring BALENCIAGA logos at the tip or temple.

BALENCIAGA 21春夏眼鏡系列

BRIDGE

特薄的Bridge太陽眼鏡及光學眼鏡採用了半框設計,金屬橫樑橫越上半框或下半框,貫 穿了左右兩塊鏡片,連接起綴以BALENCIAGA標誌的輕金屬鏡臂及耳套。

 

The Spring-Summer 2021 eyewear collection by Chanel

SPRING-SUMMER 2021 EYEWEAR COLLECTION

Like the CHANEL Spring-Summer 2021 Ready-to-Wear show, the sunglasses in the collection are inspired by the world of cinema. From Hollywood to the New Wave, from black and white to camera flashes on the red carpets, these designs are writing the script for a season of contemporary glamour.

Seen at the show, one pair of sunglasses in metal revisits the cat eye style with a minimalist spirit. Intensely black, the lenses reveal a gold insert. A detail that is both discreet and sophisticated, reminiscent of Gabrielle Chanel’s taste for gold, which she would use in particular to illuminate the radical black of her creations.

Tweed, leather or denim… CHANEL’s glasses often come dressed in materials from the House’s Ready-to-Wear collections. This season, the sequins from the Spring-Summer 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection appear on two black acetate frames, in a nod to the flash bulbs on the red carpet. The temples of the first one, an XL square, are swathed in black micro-sequins revealing the letters “CHANEL” in silver metal. The second design, a butterfly frame with softened angles, is almost entirely covered with sequins and is decorated with a double C in gold metal at the start of the temples.

Finally, CHANEL’s black and white two-tone features on a square frame with rounded edges in black acetate hemmed in white and signed with the letters “CHANEL”. This graphic design is also available in negative, as a white version highlighted with black. Two other pairs of glasses complete this line: one with a black front, adorned with white temples, while the other, entirely black, is illuminated with white strass forming the name “CHANEL” along the temples. An elegant ode to cinema and its eternal magic.

The Spring-Summer 2021 eyewear collection will be available exclusively in CHANEL boutiques from March 2021.

The Future of Yachting: Benetti Yachts

The Future of Yachting: Benetti Yachts Commits to Reduce Carbon Footprint

across Family-Owned Business

From shipyard investment to innovative yachts, Benetti has been an industry leader in sustainably-minded innovation since 2002 with the introduction of the first hybrid diesel-electric propulsion system, “65-metre Ambrosia yacht”. One of the world’s leading superyacht builders, Benetti is part of a forward-thinking, family-owned business that understands that yachts are a family activity to enjoy one of nature’s greatest treasures: the open sea. With this mindset, Benetti commits to navigate how to limit or reduce carbon footprint across construction, design and protection so that yacht owners have options.

“At Benetti, we deliver our enduring passion for the sea and for sailing by combining Italian craftsmanship and innovation into every yacht we design and build. Following the pandemic, we’ve accelerated our commitment to reduce carbon footprint. It’s time, money and resources that we feel are worth it,” says  Peter Mahony, General Manager at Benetti Yachts Asia. He continues, “Fortunately, the Benetti company mission is supported by a growing trend across Asia for innovative and forward-thinking options. With a Benetti yacht, we have the sweet spot where green awareness technology meets the utmost quality and comfort, which is possible through constant innovation and research.”

Sustainable Shipyard Improvements

Benetti Yachts has been implementing improvements at the Livorno and Viareggio Italian shipyards to enhance energy efficiency and reduce both pollution and waste at the source. Benetti looks at every possible way to improve the production cycle including reducing water waste, reducing fuel consumption with new high-power stations for moored Giga yachts of over 100 metres, replacing incandescent light bulbs with LED lamps to reduce 70% of energy consumption, installing a photovoltaic plant and a sophisticated solar thermal system to reduce 50% of methane greenhouse gases and insulating the Livorno shipyard sheds with cladding to enhance energy efficiency at thermal and acoustic levels.

Improving Yacht Energy Efficiency

Benetti’s design efforts are primarily focused on the hybrid engines to reduce fuel consumption and  harmful CO2 emissions. Most of the yachts have the option to be equipped with innovative propulsion systems and carefully-chosen materials while advancing propulsion systems and improving onboard energy efficiency.

Both the 107-metre giga yacht Benetti FB272 Luminosity gigayacht and Asia market-favourite, the Benetti B.Yond 37M, are equipped with hybrid propulsion systems to reduce environmental impact and fuel consumption. Luminosity, the biggest hybrid in the world features an intelligent propulsion system developed by top industry experts co-ordinated by Benetti’s Technical Department. While B.Yond 37M is a popular yacht in the Asian market due to its reduced environmental impact with the hybrid diesel-electric propulsion system developed by the Siemens Marine Global Competence Centre in Italy. The many optimized hybrid engines integrations available from Benetti  don’t sacrifice comfort or style.

Another key design is FAST125, a 38-metre yacht with an innovative D2P – Displacement to Planing® hull designed by Pierluigi Ausonio architects in conjunction with the Azimut|Benetti Research and Development Centre. It allow for reduced energy consumption at low speeds and planing mode at higher speeds while always maintaining maximum comfort on board. The Rolls Royce propulsion system significantly reduces disruptive noise and vibration. FAST125 is also built with a lightweight, high performance, steerable thruster made entirely from carbon fiber for a streamlined layout and weight reduction for reduced fuel consumption.

In addition to shipyard investment and product innovation, Benetti Yachts also supports efforts to bring awareness, drive support and protect the ocean and marine ecology as much as possible. Benetti will continue as gold sponsor of the 2021 New Zealand Millennium Cup regatta, which is a certified clean regatta empowering sailors with tips and resources to implement sustainability initiatives. Benetti will also sponsor the 2021 Superyacht Gathering in New Zealand to bring awareness and action for ocean protection.

A long-time supporter of the Water Revolution Foundation and the Blue Marine Foundation, both of which aim to protect marine ecology, Benetti hopes to be part of the yacht industry that considers future impact.

In 2021 Benetti plans to continue seeking options that allow for consumers to discover yachts with a future mindset by bringing cutting-edge technology options to yacht owners around the world.

https://www.benettiyachts.it/

 

 

Portugal brings its charm..

Following the Race start from Lorient, France, at the end of May, the inaugural edition of The Ocean Race Europe will stop in Cascais, bringing the top international offshore racing teams in the world to Portugal.

Located 30km west of Lisbon, Cascais is a historic and cosmopolitan seaside resort on the edge of the Tagus estuary, between the Sintra mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.

The Ocean Race Europe will feature the record-breaking, one-design, VO65 fleet which produced the closest edition of The Ocean Race in history in 2017-18. The teams are seeing the event as the first step on their journey towards the next edition of the around the world race in 2022-23.

And for the first time, the foiling IMOCA fleet will participate in a competition under The Ocean Race banner. The IMOCA teams bring a high-tech component to the event, showcasing the latest foiling technology.

“The Ocean Race Europe will surely provide us with great competition on the water. But it is also an opportunity for our wonderful sport to inspire towards a greater purpose,” said Richard Brisius, the Race Chairman of The Ocean Race. “We are united in driving action towards the promotion of ocean health and we look forward to working on this with all of our friends and partners in Cascais when we are in Portugal this June.”

The home team in Cascais, the Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team, was the first VO65 team to confirm its entry in the European race back in January and The Mirpuri Foundation will host the event from its training base at the Clube Naval de Cascais.

Paulo Mirpuri is the Founder of the Mirpuri Foundation, which has been a driving force in bringing The Ocean Race Europe to Cascais. He said: “We are proud to welcome The Ocean Race Europe to Cascais and to host the stopover in our home port with our friends at Clube Naval de Cascais. This is the first time that an Ocean Race event has come to Cascais, having come to Lisbon in the past.

“Today’s announcement is the culmination of an enormous amount of work from many different parties. We have worked hard with the organisers of the race to bring The Ocean Race Europe to Cascais, our home, and we will have many more developments to share very soon. This will be a spectacular race after a difficult year for so many people and we cannot wait to welcome the fleet to Portugal.”

Cascais is known as ‘The Charm of the Atlantic’ and provides direct access to a prime racing playground just off the main beach and the Cascais Marina area.

“Cascais is very proud to be one of the cities chosen to become a stopover for The Ocean Race Europe,” said Deputy Mayor Miguel Pinto Luz. “Sailing is a part of our identity and hosting the best regattas in the world is now a tradition here. We consider Cascais the best place to live – for one day or for a lifetime. And if you are a sailor, this is paradise… one of the best regatta locations in the world, in front of our beautiful Bay.”

Yoann Richomme, Skipper of the Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team agrees, saying: “It will be an honour to lead ‘Racing For The Planet’ and our crew out from my home in Lorient and into our home port of Cascais this spring, a place we have seen many times from our boat, but never surrounded by such an incredible fleet. It will be a wonderful occasion for everyone involved. There is no doubt, The Mirpuri Foundation’s passion for sailing will be felt by everyone.”

The Ocean Race Europe will start from Lorient, France, over the final weekend of May, bringing the teams south across the Bay of Biscay, into the Atlantic and the stop in Cascais. From there the two fleets will race into the Mediterranean. The Ocean Race Europe will finish in Genova, Italy in the third week of June, with a further stop along the route in the Med to be confirmed shortly.