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‘Ikigai’ is the Japanese Secret To a Longer and Happier Life

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In Japan, the secret to living a longer, happier and more fulfilled life can be summed up in one word: Ikigai. In Japanese, iki means “to live” and gai means “reason” — in other words, your reason to live. This ideology dates to the Heian period (A.D. 794 to 1185), but only in the past decade has …

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Why Birkins and investing are more alike than different

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Vast majority of high end bags fail to qualify as investment assets because it depends on emotional appeal rather than rational, disciplined approaches. Birkins however, are an exception according to Stella Lee, writing for UOBAM invest. You hear this phrase all the time. “Buying as an investment”. As much as …

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The Rise of Afrocentrism and Its Impact on The Business of Luxury

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Africa has been a rich source of artistic inspiration for many parts of the world for centuries, but what’s changing now is that Afrocentric culture is being defined, spearheaded and dispersed by the sons and daughters of the African continent. Africa has one of the youngest populations in the world, …

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Fine Dining, Epicurean Living: Dinner with Strangers at Z Kitchen in Lagos

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Nothing binds people together like food. Even the word ‘companion’ comes from Latin and means ‘with bread’ – someone friendly with whom to share a meal. Upscale fine-dining restaurant Z Kitchen recently introduced a new dining experience with a different twist to Lagos called Dinner With Strangers. Dinner with Strangers Shared Plates. …

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Here Are 5 Reasons Why The Maasai Mara National Reserve In Kenya Must Be On Your Travel Map

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Kenya’s lush heartland continues to be one of Africa’s most bio-diverse regions, where ancestral ways of life still prevail. Presiding over an unspoiled 1,510 sq km tract of African savannah, Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve in the Rift Valley Province, is an untamed frontier where the African continent’s majestic ‘Big …

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LEAP YEAR: The RTW Clothing Lovingly Made In Uganda

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Launched in 2013, Leap Year is a clothing brand made and based in Uganda. It is the premier product from Asali Designs; a company formed by Pamela Kahwa to manifest her dreams and aspirations within the fashion industry. Although Pamela has had no formal training in the craft, she is …

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The Blue Train, South Africa

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The Blue Train is undoubtedly South Africa’s most iconic and recognised luxury train and one that makes a vacation combining a safari in the north and the sophistication of Cape Town in the south all the more feasible and appealing. Why take The Blue Train The Blue Train is an …

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Tonino Lamborghini Residences Dubai

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Designed as residential oasis with easy connection to the heart of Dubai, Tonino Lamborghini Residences is an urban masterpiece of smart technology, contemporary design and lush green landscapes. The brainchild of the heir of the Lamborghini family, Tonino Lamborghini, has taken inspiration from his family heritage and his vast experience in …

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Money Can’t Buy Experiences – The Next Thing in High Net worth Luxury Marketing

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The pervasiveness of brand engagement through tactical tools like thematic events and online advertising has democratised luxury, so how does one cater to the brand’s ultra high net worth customers? La Montre Hermès creative director Philippe Delhotal A one-on-one discussion with La Montre Hermès creative director himself, Philippe Delhotal on …

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