Twenty Grosvenor Square Appoints Purple London

Purple has been appointed to handle the PR for Twenty Grosvenor Square, A Four Seasons Residence, the first ever standalone Four Seasons Private Residences.

Located on one of London’s finest squares in the heart of Mayfair, the landmark address of historical significance will offer 37 luxurious residences, masterfully designed by Finchatton and serviced by Four Seasons with an incredible suite of amenities. Twenty Grosvenor Square will combine the best of hotel services and private ownership, setting a new standard in London luxury real-estate.

Once the Headquarters of the US Naval Forces in Europe, and from where General Dwight Eisenhower orchestrated the D-Day landings during the Second World War, Twenty Grosvenor Square is rich in history.

The residences – a combination three, four and five bedroom apartments – are inspired by the building’s historic past and include luxurious design features such as elegant classical drawing rooms, soaring ceilings, media rooms, family and catering kitchens, and separate access for staff.

The 250,000 square prestigious development will also provide a private wine cellar, a spa with a 25m swimming pool, a treatment suite with steam room and sauna, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, crèche, games room, a cinema, business suite, a garden room and landscaped courtyard gardens.

Twenty Grosvenor Square, A Four Seasons Residence will be complete in the first half of 2019.

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Revamped Hayman Island prepares to welcome guests from 1 July.

The most anticipated hotel opening of 2019 is almost here. Reservations are now open, and the excitement is building as Hayman Island by InterContinental prepares to welcome guests to Australia’s most iconic island resort from 1 July.

Located on a pristine 400-hectare private island, the 166-room luxury resort has undergone a spectacular, multi-million-dollar refurbishment to ensure guests will experience a truly immersive stay in one of the world’s most unique and iconic destinations. Managed by InterContinental Hotels Group® (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, the resort will introduce a fresh concept of immersive luxury to travellers, offering a truly unique stay experience for those who will touch-down on Hayman’s unforgettable shores. It will feature new, world-class restaurants and bars alongside a plethora of bespoke experiences for guests including a new spa and unrivalled meetings and event spaces.

Nestled in the world-renowned surrounds of the Whitsundays, Hayman Island by InterContinental will invite guests to enjoy stunning on-island experiences and all the private oasis has to offer: from secluded beach coves and jet ski adventures, to iconic seaplane rides boasting breath-taking views of the Great Barrier Reef. Hayman Island by InterContinental is guaranteed to have something to suit all travellers, from the adventurer to the luxuriously laid back.

Mark Eletr, Resort Manager at Hayman Island by InterContinental says: “Opening our unique paradise in the Whitsundays to the world under InterContinental’s trusted brand is a true privilege. Hayman Island continues to capture the hearts of domestic and international travellers and we are thrilled to announce that on 1 July our doors will open and a new chapter of immersive luxury awaits”.

The resort has announced that five innovative dining experiences will be revealed for guests to enjoy and experience on-island, inspired by fresh Queensland flavours with a contemporary menu design. From poolside, luxurious fare to exciting and bold evening dining, the new offerings will delight and surprise guests, catering to a range of ages and lifestyles.

The room configurations will encompass 166 stylish accommodation options across three distinct wings, spanning from luxurious suites and beachfront villas to lagoon and poolside rooms. The newly built Beach House is an exquisite addition to the accommodation selection, offering guests a private slice of Hayman heaven with three suites and multiple private pools. In addition to the hotel, a new collection of once-in-a-lifetime, luxury private residences will be available to rent for those who want to experience a more private piece of paradise on Hayman Island. Perched on the hilltops of the island overlooking its iconic bay the stunning properties, whilst being fully private, will also have full access to all the resort has to offer, ensuring each guest is fully immersed into island life.

Hayman Island by InterContinental will also be a meetings and events paradise, offering exceptional meetings and events options in its idyllic Whitsundays location. For corporate events there is a selection of stunning indoor and outdoor spaces that can house meetings for 10 to 300 delegates. For weddings, Hayman Island has an on-island chapel and bespoke experiences will be crafted utilising the property’s stunning ceremony and reception locations. Completing the immersive on-island experience is a brand-new luxury spa with 13 treatment rooms, an all-new resort boutique, world-class kids club and state-of-the-art fitness centre.

Located on the northernmost point in the Whitsunday Islands, Hayman Island by InterContinental is accessible via either luxury vessel, helicopter or seaplane.

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‘Euphoria' by Karen Walker Eyewear Launches

Hedonism and piety have always consumed Karen Walker in equal measure. Her collections reverberate with complex duality, the nature of good and evil. The bad apple hidden in the barrel. The preacher girl turned wild. The blessed and the damned. In Euphoria, the clash has never been clearer. These eight new frames embrace both the apple-cheeked optimist and the snake-eyed ne’er do well alike.

“Our focus was that sweet epiphany moment,” Karen says. “It’s about that urge to play with colour and shape and view the world in a way that can be transformative.” Sometimes, as in the case of the new sport-sleek Hallelujah frames, the drama of transformation is electric, almost futuristic. The mono-flatline of the low brow, and the shaped-to-the-face lean proportions in shiny black and smoke or Crazy Tort acetate teamed with violet, sets the new skinny in its own virtual reality. Paradise Lost also narrows the vision and comes across as a wilful, powerful reclamation of the wraparound shape that had previously fallen prey to the villainy of boganism.

Into this same realm comes Bad Apple, a pointed, wicked and Wiccan update on the cat-eye; Superhero, a masked avenger ready to battle the world, and Blessed, whose solidly, square-edged and masculine proportions could easily mark it out as the good guy in black, Crazy Tort or silver Galaxy Glitter acetate. Moving from narrow interpretations to the wide-eyed vision of true believers there are three key styles in the collection that embrace the outsized.

Nirvana is a large-format lens in soft, neutral shades – tan or sage – bordered with a negative-space metal frame in warm shades of brown gold and bright gold. Eden pushes a harder line with an outlandish new splayed Cubism in fresh combinations of shiny black acetate with mustard tint lenses, blue mono teamed back against Crazy Tort and a copper Supernova Glitter with a gradated lens in cool brown.

The last of the new euphorics is Wisdom; an easy-on-the-eye expanding-edge quadrilateral, with sheer tint lenses and metal rims. In shiny brown gold on sage tint lenses, black shiny rims with dark smoke, and shiny bright gold worked back against violet tinted lenses, perfect for a sunny day in the garden of good and evil.

The Karen Walker Euphoria collection is available at select boutiques, department stores, eyewear specialists and all Karen Walker stores.

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Sophie Turner & Justin Theroux in the New Tambour Horizon Louis Vuitton Campaign

Louis Vuitton has unveiled its new advertising campaign to promote the new Tambour Horizon connected watch. Featuring four talents from different universes – Sophie Turner, Justin Theroux, Urassaya Sperbund and Liu Haoran – the short film gives the sense of a journey connected both to the outer world and to one’s inner self.

Dreams of far horizons and fearless journeys – a life lived to the fullest, every moment savoured. Encounters with others, along with self-discovery. Louis Vuitton draws the landscapes of time and fashions them into a round shape. An omnipresent circle, as ubiquitous in nature as it is in architecture, evokes the hours flying past and the design of a watch – thereby symbolising the connection all beings have with their own universe.

Snapshots of life, capturing looks and gestures; refined images that conjure up dreams while at the same time expressing the values of Louis Vuitton and the spirit of the Tambour Horizon connected watch. More than just images dedicated to watchmaking, the short film showcases a few of the House’s friends – Sophie Turner, Justin Theroux, Urassaya Sperbund, and Liu Haoran – chosen for their unique achievements.

British actor Sophie Turner is best known for her role as Sansa Stark in the hugely successful Golden Globe, SAG and EMMY award winning series Game of Thrones the eighth and final season of which will air this Spring. Sophie has gone on to star in a number of films including X-Men Apocalypse for which she will this year reprise her role as Jean Grey in X-Men : Dark Phoenix.

Justin Theroux is an American actor, screenwriter, director and producer whose career spans across television, theatre and film. He first came to prominence for his role in David Lynch’s Mullholland Drive. He most recently starred in HBO’s critically acclaimed series, The Leftovers for three seasons. Created by Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta, the show received a Peabody Award in 2016. Other film credits include Spy Who Dumped Me, Maniac, On The Basis of Sex, Mute, Charlie’s Angels, Girl on the Train, Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion. As a writer, he wrote Iron Man 2 and co-wrote Zoolander 1 & 2, and Tropic Thunder.

Born to a Norwegian father and a Thai mother, Urassaya Sperbund – nicknamed Yaya – became a model while still studying at International High School. Her first new face model fashion show led her to an acting career, and she went on to land the lead role in several famous TV series in Thailand.

Actor Liu Haoran made his screen debut at the age of 17. Today with several Chinese film industry awards under his belt and increasingly active in philanthropy activities, he has become a role model for the young Chinese generation. Another famous face to appear in the film is Liya Kebede. After achieving worldwide fame with her modelling career, Ethiopia-born Kebede has also become an actress and advocates for humanitarian causes, particularly within the World Health Organisation.

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P!NK accepts Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

Grammy-winning singer P!nk wore jewelry by Kimberly McDonald and Sydney Evan while being honored with a star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California.

P!nk wore the One of a Kind Double Dark Geode Cufflinks with Black Diamonds set in 18K White Gold with a Black Rhodium finish and the One of a Kind Pave Diamond Ring with Geode set in 18K White Gold both by Kimberly McDonald.

She also wore the Diamond Wire Ring in Yellow Gold, the Paisley Petal Stud in Yellow Gold, and the Pearl and Pave Bar Ear Jacket in Yellow Gold by Sydney Evan.