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Transcending Time

They say the best friendships are the ones forged in the fires of adversity. Through six decades that have included hardships and uncertainty, the patriarchs of iconic watchmaker Patek Philippe and homegrown retailer Cortina Watch have shown that a business relationship can grow into a friendship and become almost familial. Anthony Lim, founder of Cortina, first met Henri Stern and his son, Philippe, 63 years ago in Singapore. Stern, the son of Charles Stern — who in 1932 acquired the company with his brother Jean — had been travelling abroad extensively to grow the brand.

Your Week Out

The Nyetimber Secret Garden at 1880 Singapore
Until Feb 29, 2020

A Journey in Time

Ever looked at your watch and wondered about its passage from start to finish? We followed the route of an Hermès timepiece that took us from France to Switzerland.

The Emile Hermès Museum contains about 50,000 items collected by founder Emile-Maurice Hermès

Walking into the Emile Hermès Museum, I imagined how Nell Trent must have felt when she stepped into her grandfather’s shop of odds and ends
in Charles Dickens’ book The Old Curiosity Shop.

Charting their own path

When cousins Terence and Nelson Loh left their high-flying jobs to start their own integrated healthcare and aesthetics empire, Novena Global Lifecare Group, they knew that they wanted the business to be more than skin-deep. Their decision to leave their jobs at multinational bank JPMorgan was based on a desire to chart their own destiny and give back to the community at large.

TUMI by his side

(Dec 9): Is there anything Hollywood star (and Marvel superhero) Chris Pratt cannot do? Fresh off the mega success of the Marvel comic universe movies, in which he plays Star-Lord, and with several other big movie projects lined up, Pratt is indeed a busy man, never staying still in one place for long. Travelling all over the world is, of course, a big part of it all, and it is only natural that he has the luggage and accessories that will go as far as he does. For him, the choice is easy: TUMI, maker of luxury travel and lifestyle accessories for the discerning professional.

Yuletide Feasts

When Michael Bublé gets so much airtime, it can only mean one thing: Christmas is coming. We bring you a list of treats to help you entertain in style.

Christmas is not the time to be counting calories, neither is it the time to cook if you are not quite Julia Child. To take the stress out of preparing that festive meal, here are some of our top picks for food and drinks.

Festive Roasts

Goodwood Park Hotel

Transcending Time

They say the best friendships are the ones forged in the fires of adversity. Through six decades that have included hardships and uncertainty, the patriarchs of iconic watchmaker Patek Philippe and homegrown retailer Cortina Watch have shown that a business relationship can grow into a friendship and become almost familial. Anthony Lim, founder of Cortina, first met Henri Stern and his son, Philippe, 63 years ago in Singapore. Stern, the son of Charles Stern — who in 1932 acquired the company with his brother Jean — had been travelling abroad extensively to grow the brand.

Upcycled playful objects

'petit h, a creation in reverse' is what happens when Hermès works on leftover materials from the maison’s métiers

SINGAPORE (Dec 4): Pascale Mussard, the 6th generation of the Hermès family, founded a workshop in 2010 where discarded materials from Hermès métiers are saved and turn into new objects. In 2018, she passed the baton to Godefroy de Virieu who is its current artistic director.

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'Tis more blessed to give

SINGAPORE (Dec 2): This festive season, show family and friends you care with a meaningful gift

Sparkling good time

Toast the New Year with some bubbly. Nyetimber offers the best when it comes to English sparkling wine. The Classic Cuvée, packed with spicy aromas, is now available for $98 at Analogue Wine Merchant.

Gifts that keep on giving

In this season of giving, we bring to you gift ideas that will go far beyond the holiday season. Share the joy, cheer and goodwill with these thoughtful gifts that will leave a lasting impact.

Sip on coffee for a good cause

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