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The fox and the hedgehog
Designers of incredible pieces of furniture, Ronan (far left) and Erwan Bouroullec (left) are busy building a reputation founded on astonishing originality. Christopher Kanal speaks to the brothers who reveal that, while they share the same background, their success is largely due to their individuality and opposing philosophical approaches. read article


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Wealth Management

Philanthropy in frugal times
The financial crisis delivered a violent shock to the world of philanthropy. Donors are reconsidering the way they give and what they expect their chosen organisations to achieve. Ian Duncan finds out what needs to change in the charitable sector, and why focus and engagement are the new watchwords. read article

Untangle your taxes
Julia Cloud, partner and national service line leader for Deloitte's Private Client Advisors practice, introduces ‘The essential tax and wealth planning guide for 2010: a year-round resource for navigating change in today’s economy.’ read article

Sovereign promise
Since sovereign debt is easy and inexpensive to acquire, surely it is an indispensable part of any investment portfolio. Well, actually, no. The world of sovereign investment has changed since the financial crisis. However, as Selwyn Parker finds out, opinion is divided on whether investing in gilts could still prove rewarding.
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The rock 'n' roll tailor
Courtney Love, U2, The Rolling Stones: the list of stars styled by fashion designer Todd Lynn reads like a Who’s Who of rock music royalty. Mark C O'Flaherty speaks to the London-based Canadian about his fashion plans and predictions for 2011. read article


High-flying hotels
Mark C O’Flaherty checks in to 2010’s top five c-suites around the world. read article

Cultural Mecca
Abu Dhabi is creating a $27 billion arts complex on Saadiyat Island with a little help from some of the world’s most renowned architects and cultural consultants. Elly Earls chats to master planner Barry Lord, Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry and project advisor Rita Aoun-Abdo about how the ambitious project could transform the city’s economy and put Abu Dhabi firmly on the international arts circuit. read article

First resorts
Mark C O'Flaherty reports on some of the most exclusive high-class holiday locations of 2010. Book early to avoid disappointment.
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Hip to be square
Five-star luxury fuses with a distinctly personal touch at Paris’s Hotel Square. From brass-sculpted door handles to handwritten weather warnings, not one infinitesimal detail has been overlooked, as Elly Earls discovers. read article

Extra time in Cape Town
Vast amounts of money have been invested in what is considered South Africa’s most beautiful city. As a result, it is more cosmopolitan, more enticing and far more exciting than ever before. Cass Chapman explores some of the luxuries Cape Town will offer in time for the FIFA World Cup. read article

Long Weekend

Czech-in time
The cobbled streets of Prague are some of the most enchanting in Eastern Europe. But in a city where there are 25 fivestar hotels and 600 hotels in total, choosing somewhere to stay is not straight forward and when The Augustine, the latest addition to Rocco Forte’s portfolio, opened last year, there was one more to add to the list. The Wealth Collection selects three of the city's finest, situated in Prague’s Old Town and perfectly positioned for exploring the fairytale Czech capital. read article

Escape from the city
Away from the rapturous bustle of the city, Christopher Kanal samples the tranquil delights of New Delhi’s super hotel, the Aman Delhi. read article


Light house
The client, a graphic designer, wanted a spacious house where she could work, exercise, entertain friends and of course, live. In answer to this, Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld created Sumaré House: an extraordinary amalgam of light, glass and wood. read article


The history boy
A move has been rumoured for years, but Heston Blumenthal is finally coming to London. The three-star Michelin chef tells Phin Foster about his new project at the Mandarin Oriental and why this most modern of practitioners will be delving deep into the past for inspiration.
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Luciana Stein meets Brazilian-born Italian hotelier and restaurateur Rogerio Fasano at Fasano Group’s world-renowned São Paulo hotel to discuss his perfectionist approach to the hospitality business and his fascinating family ties. read article

Vintage performance
From Jeffrey Beaumont and Special Agent Cooper to Orson Hodge and Josef K, Kyle MacLachlan’s career has enjoyed a rich variety of mysterious characters which, as he explains to Richard Middleton, is why he is keen for his wine to be of a similar ilk. read article


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