The ultimate Valentine’s Day gift guide
Chocolates, flowers, fragrances. We all know the traditional tokens to bestow on Valentine’s Day, but why not mix things up a bit? Shopping expert Nick Carvell’s selection of gifts with a twist are sure to set globetrotters’ hearts aflutter
Assouline’s Jewelry Guide: The Ultimate Compendium
The quintessential reading companion for anyone who loves stones, settings and high shine, this is a close look at the world of jewellery in the form of a superbly glossy, coffee-table tome. Written by luxury expert Fabienne Reybaud, this book is extensively illustrated with atelier images, original sketches and colourful photography, and accompanied by a glossary of museum collections around the world and a buyer’s guide to investing in antique and vintage pieces.
Mulberry Mini Alexa handbag
The current love of all things Noughties on the style scene shows no sign of slowing – and when it comes to accessories, little more epitomises Millennium-core than the Mulberry Alexa. Named after Noughties ‘It’ girl Alexa Chung, this iconic handbag has been recently revived by the British leathergoods maker, but with two distinctly 1920s twists. The first is that it’s now crafted according to the strict sustainability requirements of the brand’s Made To Last Manifesto. Secondly, it’s been reimagined in a right-on-trend smaller size.
Bowmore ‘The Changeling’ whisky
An ambitious crossover between one of Scotland’s most famous whisky distilleries and Frank Quitely, an acclaimed graphic artist for both Marvel and DC, this new collaboration is the first in a series to explore the myths of Bowmore’s home, the Isle of Islay. The result is two exceptional single malts: a 22-year-old matured in American oak hogsheads and a 33-year-old limited edition, with only 667 bottles being released worldwide.
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RM Williams Comfort Craftsman boots
Sometimes all you need from your romantic partner is a bit of emotional support. But how abut physical? Aussie bootmaker RM Williams has been making handsome, ready-for-anything-the-outback-can-throw-at-you boots for almost a century, giving men and women the protection they need to traverse the most rugged terrain. The brand’s leather Comfort Craftsman boots are a classic. Fitted with a slip-averse rubber sole, they’ll keep any wearer safe, warm and dry in the urban jungle, too.