Travel the globe
Discover vibrant cities and diverse cultures with Lonely Planet Lonely Planet has come out with its latest travel hardback, Lonely Planet’s The Cities Book: A Journey through the Best Cities in the World. The fully updated second edition features 200 of the world’s most dynamic cities and 750 scenic photographs.

The book takes readers on a world tour from Ushuaia in South America to Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia, exploring cultures, sights and communities. It provides readers with essential background information as well as planning advice, and suggests shopping destinations, nightlife activities, shows and more. To further inspire travellers, Lonely Planet has compiled the top five best cities for architecture, bookworms, LGBT travellers, skylines, accessibility, cycling, music, museums and more.

Frosted Luxury
Audemars Piguet has unveiled the new Royal Oak Frosted Gold Limited Edition of 200 pieces. The 42mm timepiece features an 18-carat white-gold case and bracelet, a glareproof sapphire crystal caseback, bluetoned “Grande Tapisserie” dial and Royal Oak hands with a luminescent coating. The Florentine finish is a textured surface decoration on precious metal, used mostly on smaller pieces of jewellery. Beating the gold with a diamond-tipped tool creates tiny indentations on the surface for a sparkle effect similar to that of precious stones.


Step into the New Year
Melissa, the jelly shoes from Brazil, has a girly spring/summer collection. We love these slide sandals in pink with a floral cross-stitch pattern. These casual, comfortable sandals make a perfect weekend companion.

Feminine Scent
Jimmy Choo L’EAU captures the scent of a hibiscus flower blended with bark, fruit and vibrant woods for a radiant feminine sensuality. Composed by perfumer Juliette Karagueuzoglou, the fragrance combines floral, fresh and musky notes. Top notes of hibiscus flower and bergamot blend with sweet nectarine and floral peony at the heart of the scent. The fruity and floral notes are grounded by the base notes of heady cedarwood and musk.

Crushing on Metal
Kat Von D, an American tattoo artist, has launched her Metal Crush makeup collection set. The Highlighter Palette is loaded with hyper-reflective micro-crystals that shift and sparkle in the light. This palette is everything you need for instant, electrifying metallic magic or all-over radiance. It can be used wet or dry on cheeks, eyes, lips as well as body.

Send in the clown
American artist Matt Barnes has created the design for the Bubble Clown watch by Corum. This timepiece features a transfigured clown who stares out at you from the centre of the dial. Sounds scary? Then Barnes has done his job in making the clown disturbing, hypnotic and almost intrusive. There are no hands on the 52mm dial; instead, hours and minutes are displayed by two red circles on the flange.