There’s an undeniable aura of exclusivity surrounding the tiny isle of Saint Barthélemy. It’s in the emerald-blue harbour teeming with yachts, and in the distinctively French flair that pervades the island’s way of life.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: Walking into David Altmejd’s studio feels like falling down a rabbit hole into some strange wonderland. Hidden on the top floor of a Long Island City warehouse that’s just one subway stop from Manhattan, the large, bright space is a hub of activity.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: When Louis Vuitton decided to create a watch collection, it built a state-of-the-art workshop from the ground up near La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland’s Jura Mountains, the epicentre of the country’s watchmaking district.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: “I’m feeling a bit tipsy,” says Felipe Oliveira Baptista, the heralded new guy at Lacoste. This tipsy feeling is not from downing too many celebratory toasts. (At least, not yet—it’s only 2:45 p.m.) Baptista has just debuted his first collection as creative director for the storied label, and he’s high on pure adrenaline.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: Copenhagen, a big city in a small kingdom, made global news in 2010 when chef René Redzepi’s Noma knocked Ferran Adrià’s elBulli off the number one spot on the S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants list.
How to get rich quick: (a) find a cache of pirate booty buried underneath the shed, (b) discover a long-lost Picasso behind the camping gear in the attic, or (c) get in on the ground floor of the next social networking IPO.
Toothpaste is one of life’s little essentials, but it shouldn’t be boring. Italian-made Marvis toothpaste comes in seven flavours: three classic mint varieties along with Ginger Mint, Jasmin Mint, Cinnamon Mint, and Amarelli Licorice.
Today, Korres is among the most respected natural beauty brands in the world, smashing innovation boundaries by using technology inspired by Nobel Prize–winning discoveries in chemistry, and earning international acclaim for everything from its eco-friendly products to its contemporary packaging.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: One Sandy Lane in Barbados stands out because of attention to detail and a dedication to the best of everything. But there’s more going on here than flash and finery; beneath the sun-drenched surfaces of this extraordinary project exists an intelligence that raises it above the merely bespoke.