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By Elisa Vallata

Until Friday London jeweller Bentley & Skinner is hosting the Jewels Inspired by Nature exhibition, showcasing 44 stunning enamelled pieces by contemporary Russian designer Ilgiz F influenced by the Art Deco and Art Nouveau periods.

By Avril Groom

Tod’s has unveiled the first in a new series of collaborations with other designers: Alessandro Dell’Acqua, best known for a lingerie-inspired take on femininity, adds velvet bows and kitten heels to the iconic pebble-soled shoe, among other items.

PRU, Jim Ophorst’s farm-to-table restaurant at Trisara Phuket, which plates delicious meals using the locale’s abundant harvest, has been awarded a Michelin star – the province’s first.

Wilderness Safaris’ six-tent Magashi camp in Rwanda, set to open in March, will offer its guests life-affirming tours on which chances to spot rare wildlife such as the shoebill stork will be in abundance.

Image: Wilderness Safaris

By Avril Groom

Belgian designer Alice van Cal’s first collection taps into women’s desire for pieces that work hard. Her glowing, precious gem pendants are double layered, with fitments allowing them to be drop earrings when suspended from studs, or a necklace/hand ornament when attached to a chain.

By Avril Groom

One of the extraordinarily beautiful cocktail rings in Harry Winston’s new Candy collection – 27 one-off pieces modelled on classic shapes but in joyful, imaginative colours and with rare, large stones.

By Elisa Vallata

A. Lange & Söhne unveiled its new Datograph Up/Down “Lumen”. With a 41mm platinum case, its semi-transparent dial and luminous displays, this debonaire timepiece is limited to 200 pieces.

Victor’s London customers can now select from a tailored menu of in-flight, altitude-enhanced dishes and champagne and wine pairings, in the jet charter marketplace’s new offering in partnership with On Air Dining and Moët Hennessy.

By Avril Groom

Patek Philippe’s big launch this year is for women: the redesigned Twenty-4 Hours. It used to be rectangular, quartz and with diamonds – now it’s round, automatic and with lots more diamonds.

Opening November 1, Alila Villas Koh Russey is set upon a private island on the Cambodian Koh Rong archipelago. This 13-villa (it has 50 pavilions too) sustainable boutique resort promises lush greenery and azure waters paired with Khmer charm, culture and hospitality.

By Avril Groom

Milan Fashion Week turned into competitive entertaining. Giorgio Armani took over the vast airport hangar that bears his Emporio brand’s name for the city’s biggest (and longest) show, followed by a pop concert.

By Avril Groom

Jil Sander’s cool modernity replaced Gucci’s maximalism in Milan this year. The show followed London’s lead with shirts as jackets and dresses – easy yet luxurious.

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