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February 27, 2024

Luxury news highlights of the week

Arushi Sakhuja 
Hey there, luxury aficionados! Ready to dive into the crème de la crème of this week in luxury? From the grand stages of haute couture to the exclusive realms of high-end collaborations, our editorial lens is focused on bringing you the epitome of sophistication and style. Join us as we embark on a curated journey through the week’s most noteworthy luxury news highlights and immerse yourself in the tales of refined elegance and indulgence that define the pinnacle of prestige.
Don Julio makes its debut in India
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Photo Courtesy: Don Julio
Get ready to meet the stars of the show in India – Don Julio’s is finally in India. After a grand launch last weekend, Don Julio’s portfolio in India includes the Don Julio Blanco, perfect for cocktails like palomas and margaritas, packing a punch of citrusy goodness; Don Julio Reposado with citrus notes dancing with layers of spice topped off with hints of ripe stone fruit and the Don Julio Anejo is a blend of lime, grapefruit, mandarin, and citrus aromas.
Shweta Jain, the Chief Business Development Officer at Diageo India, spilt the tea on this launch, calling it a love letter to Mexican culture. “Crafted with love, it’s the key to unforgettable sips, whether neat or in a Don Paloma, Margherita, or Picante. This launch is set to shake up India’s luxury scene.”
In addition, the Don Julio 1942 also makes an appearance. A homage to the tequila maestro, it’s a flavour explosion with notes of caramel and chocolate on the nose and a tropical fruit, warm oak, vanilla, and roasted agave fiesta on the tongue.
Four Seasons Resort in Maldives launches a Tennis Academy
Tennis Academy launched at Four Seasons Resort Kuda Huraa
Photo Courtesy: Four Seasons Maldives
This week’s luxury news highlights has some exciting news for those who love sports. Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa is making waves this festive season with its newly launched Tennis Academy, a partnership with the esteemed sports management organization RTC (Royal, Timeless & Challenging) Sport. Headlined by former World #1 and four-time Grand Slam Champion, Ekaterina Makarova, the academy promises an unparalleled tennis experience. Guests can refine their skills with elite coaching from four world-class coaches throughout the year, including tailored sessions for all skill levels. Set against the idyllic backdrop of Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa, the academy offers an exclusive opportunity to learn from tennis royalty while enjoying the sun-drenched courts discreetly nestled amid lush greenery. Dmitry Studitskii, Director of Tennis at Four Seasons Resort Kuda Huraa, will oversee the academy, ensuring a personalized and exceptional experience for players of all levels. It’s not just tennis; it’s an extraordinary journey into the heart of the game in the lap of luxury.
Jimmy Choo opens a new store at Jio World Plaza
Jimmy Choo opens a new store at Jio World Plaza
Photo Courtesy: Jimmy Choo
Luxury footwear brand Jimmy Choo finally opened doors to its latest opulent haven at JIO World Plaza, Mumbai. Spanning an expansive 140 square meters, the timeless boutique boasts meticulous design featuring architectural details crafted in amber onyx and river jade marble, creating a stunning contrast against textured plaster walls and lavish furnishings. High-shine gold metallic panelling reflects light and adds a touch of elegance to the space.
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Photo Courtesy: Jimmy Choo
The store houses the complete women’s collection, offering everything from shoes, handbags, eyewear, small leather goods, soft accessories, fragrance, and select pieces from the iconic Bridal collection. Elevating the exclusivity, the boutique introduces Jimmy Choo’s Made-to-Order service, allowing customers to realize their dream shoe or handbag. This bespoke service embodies Jimmy Choo’s commitment to cutting-edge design and Italian craftsmanship hence making it one of the luxury news highlights for this week.
Paul And Mike’s Gin And Ginger Dark Chocolate ranks amongst the world’s top 10 chocolates
Yes, you heard it right! India Paul and Mike’s Gin and Ginger Dark Chocolate has been ranked amongst the top 10 chocolates in the world making it to the luxury news highlights for this week.
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Photo Courtesy: Paul and Mike
In a historic triumph for Indian chocolate craftsmanship, Paul And Mike, has secured two positions in the top 25 chocolates worldwide at the International Chocolate Awards World Finals in Florence, Italy. The prestigious recognition comes as Paul And Mike’s Gin and Ginger dark chocolate claimed the 9th spot, marking the first time an Indian brand has entered the top 10. Additionally, the brand’s Sichuan Pepper And Orange Peel dark chocolate secured the 23rd spot.
What sets this victory apart is not just the global recognition but also the fact that an Indian chocolate brand surpassed some of the most accomplished chocolate makers worldwide. Acknowledging the role of customers and judges, Vikas Temani, Founder and CEO of Paul and Mike, expressed his elation, stating, “These awards are a validation of the systematic and focused work that was put in behind the scenes by our young and passionate team over the last 5 years. We have proven that world-class chocolates can be made right here in India.” As the brand revels in this success, Temani hinted at exciting initiatives in the pipeline, promising more updates from Paul And Mike soon.
Tod’s get a new Creative Director
Photo Courtesy: Tod’s
Coming to luxury news highlights in fashion, Tod’s has confirmed that Matteo Tamburini is joining the Italian brand as its new creative director, in charge of both the women’s and men’s collections. Former Bottega Veneta designer Matteo Tamburini will replace Walter Chiapponi, who left the Italian luxury group in September. Tamburini has also held various design roles at Schiaparelli (2013-2015) and Emilio Pucci (2015-2017). The first Tod’s collection under Tamburini’s creative direction will be womenswear and slated launch for autumn/winter 2024/25. It will be presented in Milan in February 2024. Diego Della Valle, president and CEO of Tod’s Group, said: “Matteo Tamburini is a talented creative. His modern vision of high quality and Italian lifestyle will definitely bring an added value to our brand.”

Arushi Sakhuja


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