Celebrating sweet love
While Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day are just six days apart, there’s no reason to forgo the latter. We’ve put together a list of gifts for the both of you.
Blancpain Ladybird Saint Valentine’s Day 2016
Blancpain wears its heart on its wrist with the Ladybird Saint Valentine’s Day 2016. Young, pure love rings through the 21.5-mm timepiece that’s kept simple with hues of white and red. Cupid’s arrow also makes an appearance, a removable white gold charm features a diamond arrow piercing through a ruby heart. Meanwhile, rubies and white diamonds trickle down the mother-of-pearl marquetry heart on the face of the watch. The timepiece’s heartbeat is powered by an automatic 6150 movement, and has a power reserve of 40 hours. Only 99 pieces are available.
Roger Vivier Lips flat clutch
Kiss her hard and good. French designer Bruno Frisoni gives a playful piece to go with a fun, flirty outfit. The motif, originally designed by Roger Vivier in the ’70s, now sports two tones, giving an illusion of plumper lips. A matching wallet and pair of ballet flats are also available in its Spring Summer 2016 collection.
Chopard Haute Joaillerie scarf
Give her the gift of jewels, or on a scarf, at least. A sea of precious stones are scattered across the printed fabric of Chopard’s Haute Joaillerie scarf. Measuring 90 x 90cm, the twill silk scarf is made up of interlacing gemstone motifs to form repeated patterns. The motif was inspired by multiple jewellery creations that Chopard has designed over the years, and features bracelets, pendants, waterfall earrings and loose stones in candy colours of turquoise, topaz, and amethyst.
Montblanc Figuarado Creation Privée
Creation Privée, Montblanc’s bespoke arm, is on a mission to turn any material into a unique offering for its clients. Its latest project uses tobacco leaves to wrap around a fountain pen, mimicking the look and feel of an exquisite cigar. Oil is first extracted from the leaves and treated, then swaddles the metal body of the pen, before being covered with a cellulose coating and lacquer. The pen features a retractable Au 750 gold nib and white gold fittings. A special humidor-style box crafted from wood and glass allows its owner to admire the pen from a distance. A traditional cigar holder, tobacco leaf lighter, and an ashtray have been handcrafted to go along with the pen.
Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra
For love as vast and deep as the ocean, look to Omega’s Seamaster Aqua Terra. Dressed in a sun-brushed and lacquered grey dial with a Teak Concept pattern, the timepiece waxes lyrical of a captain’s day on the wooden decks of luxury sailboats. Its 18k red gold bezel sits on a 41.5-mm case, and is strung with stainless steel and red gold. A matching 38.5-mm piece for the ladies is available in 18k red gold.
JM Icon Backpack
One need not always carry a briefcase to work. In the case of JM Icon, it has designed a backpack that’s both practical, and aesthetically pleasing. The hand-made backpack was crafted in Italy, and features olive green and navy blue calf skin leather, with fabric straps for additional comfort. It comprises two compartments; the first, for important documents and the second, for laptops, tablets and other electronic devices. The straps may be zipped into the back compartment when being stowed on an airplane. In Singapore, the backpack is exclusively available in Uomo Collezioni.
FOR THE COUPLE
Shangri-La Hotel Valentine’s Day weekend
Reignite your love at Shangri-La Hotel over the weekend. After checking into a room of your choice, indulge in the Romantic Getaway spa package at Chi, The Spa, where you and your partner will enjoy a massage, followed tea at the Lobby Court. For dinner, dine at The Waterfall, il Tavolo del Laghetto style, by the hotel’s waterfall and koi pond. Enjoy a five-course dinner put together by chef de cuisine Marco De Vincentis and dishes like tuna with caviar, fettuccine with uni, and beef tenderloin. You’ll also be given a bottle of Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut Champagne on this celebratory occasion, while a personal butler on standby caters to your every need. After dinner drinks can take place at Lobby Court and Blu Bar. Sip on cocktails such as Love Bite, a combination of ginger liqueur, cheery and gin, and Hot and Bothered, an addictive drink laced with honey and Scotch whisky.
Bespoke Tailoring at The Bespoke Club
Love is in the details at luxury tailor, aptly named The Bespoke Club. Upon entering the shop located in Suntec City, you’ll be ushered into a personal shopping suite as you browse the pieces in comfort while sipping cognac. Choose from a diverse range of fabrics and patterns from mills such a Loro Piana, Scabal and Holland & Sherry. You may also design a matching suit, or two individual pieces that complement each other. Home services area also available, where the tailor would personally head to your house, to take measurements and present the latest designs for you to cherry pick.