It was a cold, wet, and windy autumn day when Van Cleef & Arpels invited Y-Jean Mun-Delsalle and a few colleagues on a boat ride along the Seine river through central Paris. The occasion (and the boat ride) was just the start as the launch of the new and improved Lady Arpels Pont des Amoureux, which has now been expanded into an entire collection gathered under the umbrella of “Love Stories,” was the main attraction.
About Y-Jean Mun-Delsalle
I’ve been a luxury lifestyle writer and editor for 14 years, meaning I’ve met with today’s movers and shakers and gone behind the scenes to observe master craftsmen at work creating everything from Cartier timepieces and Moynat handbags to Rolls-Royce cars and Riva yachts. I have the best job in the world.
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To mark the start of a ten-year-long artistic program counting down to the brand’s tricentennial, Ruinart Champagne commissioned up-and-coming French artists Maya Mouawad and Cyril Laurier to create ‘Retour aux Sources,’ an immersive visual and sound installation that interacts with the vineyards and wine cellar.
A blend of rare single malts – the youngest of which was filled in December 1967 – The Glenlivet Winchester Collection Vintage 1967 is non-chill filtered at cask strength. It offers drinkers a rich and fruity nose with notes of apricot jam, sweet ripe peaches, and a touch of toasted almonds. And it costs $25,000 per bottle. Y-Jean Mun-Delsalle explains why.