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The Luxury Network International welcomed 350 VIP guests to the 2020 Awards Gala Ginner.

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February 22, 2020, The Luxury Network International Awards 2020 has successfully celebrated this year in awarding the world’s finest brands for their luxury products and exceptional services. This most sought-after annual occasion was hosted at the exquisite Mondrian Doha in Qatar, where the evening saw over 300 invited VIP delegates from the world’s leading …

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First Look at the Montblanc High Artistry $2 Million Dollar Pen

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Montblanc pushes the constrictive boundaries of design, once more with a Taj Mahal inspired, one-of-a-kind High Artistry collection. Pushing the constrictive boundaries of design, once more, Montblanc celebrates the splendor of the Mughals and Maharajas in a high artistry edition of precious precision writing instruments crafted through technical excellence and …

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South Africa’s leading designers add their flair to Steyn City’s City Centre

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South Africa’s leading designers – including design duo Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens, Stephen Falcke, Donald Nxumalo, Buzwe Mabuza, Yvonne O’Brien, Amanda Elliott, Bilala Mabuza and Ayesha Nobanda– are adding their talent to ensure that Steyn City’s soon to be launched City Centre is a destination like no other. Steyn …

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Here’s Why Drake, Jay-Z and LeBron James Prefer Patek Philippe to Rolex

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If you follow celebrity style sites or Instagram accounts, you may have noticed a lot of attention being paid recently to the watches being worn by the likes of Drake, Jay-Z and LeBron James. Significantly, the timepieces sported by these tastemakers, and, increasingly, their imitators, are not Rolexes; they are …

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Africa’s Tallest Building will Feature a 3-Floor Penthouse

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Africa’s tallest building is set to open next month as its developers seek to cash in on security fears and traffic jams by building a high-rise residential and retail complex in the heart of Johannesburg’s financial district. The Leonardo, Johannesburg. Image Courtesy: Architect The Leonardo is a 234-meter (768-foot) skyscraper within …

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Barbados: Caribbean Living Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This

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Where temps don’t dare dip below 70 and the locals are equally as warm, Barbados is the epitome of carefree Caribbean living. The West Indies island claims 60 miles of pristine shoreline and calm, turquoise waters. It’s no wonder the leeward side has been hailed the “Platinum Coast.” Saint Peter’s …

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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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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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Kenya’s Luxury Property Market Draws International Investors

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According to Knight Frank, the local luxury segment is the place to be with reports indicating that many high net worth individuals are ditching traditional investment destinations such as London and Paris for the Kenyan pie, despite the purported meltdown of the sector. Vipingo Ridge Golf Resort, Kenya. Image Courtesy: …

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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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Business of Luxury Retail in Africa

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Deremi Ajidahun, CEO of Hole19 Group and Zakaa retail stores, is determined to change the way Nigerians purchase fine watches and is often congratulated by Swiss CEOs on the appetite of Nigerians vacationing in Paris, London or New York for these luxury goods. Deremi Ajidahun, the founder of Hole19 ©Igor …

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The Hemingways Residences, Watamu, Kenya

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Hemingways Collection has rolled out a five-year Guaranteed Fixed Return offer for owners of the Hemingways Residences in Watamu which are now fully complete and ready for sale. The offer guarantees a return of 7% per annum on the USD purchase price including service charge, for five years, which results in …

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