Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup 2017

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Jaeger-LeCoultre enjoys a rich history with polo, ever since the creation of the Reverso watch in 1931. The mythical story of the Reverso watch began in 1931 when a British army officer who had broken the glass of his watch during a polo match in India, raised the challenge to create a model sufficiently robust to survive a polo match unscathed. This challenge, successfully accomplished by the Manufacture at the time, led to the creation of the Reverso watch with a swivelling case to protect the dial. Through the Manufacture’s passion for the sport of Polo, a watchmaking icon was born.

 

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This year, the top ten teams are entering the 2017 Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup for the British Open Polo Championship, the most coveted prize in high goal professional polo outside of Argentina. The Draw to decide matchplay in the opening league phase took place in Jaeger-LeCoultre’s flagship boutique at 13 Old Bond Street, London.

 

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Polo Player Nic Roldan

 

In addition to its technical aspects and the beauty of its movement, the Reverso watch embodies first and foremount a style – namely, the Art Deco. This trend with its decidedly modern connotations, was expressed by a revolutionary aesthetic language capable of uniting art and the avant-garde. More than merely a style, this movement embodies a philosophy that aspired to create a utopian world in which reason merged with splendour, modernity with tradition, and form was born of function.

 

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The Reverso watch, originally launched in 1931, has been reinvented for eighty-six years while staying true to its original design principles. It is much more than a watch. It measures time, and it preserves its history. The Reverso is unique in the world: in one watch, there are two faces through a patented swiveling case. Thus, in a single gesture, the model reveals another face. Generations have come and gone, styles have evolved, yet the Reverso remains true to itself, to its aesthetic codes, to its inimitable swivel. The back of the Reverso is an invitation to personalize. In the Manufacture’s dedicated workshop, highly skilled artisans can reproduce a favorite painting, a miniature portrait, initials, a poem… Some stories deserve to be captured forever.

 

 

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1930’s Polo in India

 

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1937, Reverso engraved for Edward VIII of England, who was also a polo player

 

Jaeger-LeCoultre and Cowdray Park Polo Club

More than 10 years now of partnership between Jaeger-LeCoultre and Cowdray Park Polo Club, first as Official Timekeeper and additionally, since 2015, as title sponsor of the most prestigious polo tournament in the world.

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The iconic swivelling case engraved on this special occasion

Jaeger-LeCoultre and Cowdray have started a new tradition. Every year four specially engraved Reverso watches are honouring the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polo Gold Cup winners. Personalised with the date of the tournament and the revered Gold Cup trophy, the engraved Reverso watches encapsulate the longstanding relationship of Jaeger-LeCoultre and Cowdray Park Polo Club. Once again this year, the four Polo Gold Cup specially engraved Reverso will add a new milestone to Jaeger-LeCoultre’s rich heritage and history. A timeless model for lovers of beautiful objects that stand the test of time.

 

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Champagne Lanson & Wimbledon

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Enjoy a Lanson ”Wimbledon” experience in London

Champagne Lanson have partnered with a number of bars and restaurants across the UK to bring Wimbledon to your doorstep. So, if you can’t make it to SW19 there’s still the opportunity to get involved in the action!

Venues across the UK:

Berkshire:
Beaumont Estate – Burfield Rd, Old Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 2JJ
Littlecote House Hotel – Hungerford, Berkshire, RG17 0SU
Wokefield Park – Goodboys Lane, Mortimer, Reading, RG7 3AE

Buckinghamshire:
Horwood House – Hursley Road, Little Horwood, Milton Keynes, MK17 0PN

Cheshire:
Alvaston Hall Hotel – Middlewich Road, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 6PD41
Cranage Hall – Byley Lane, Cranage, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, CW4 8EW

Derbyshire:
Radisson East Midlands Airport – Herald Way, Pegasus Business Park, East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Derby, DE74 2TZ

Durham:
Ebony Champagne Bar – Walkergate, Durham, DH1 1SQ
Radisson Durham – Frankland Lane, Durham, DH1 5TA

East Sussex:
Bath Arms – 3 – 4 Meeting House Lane, Brighton, BN1 1HB
Black Lion – 14 Black Lion Street, Brighton, BN1 1ND
Mesmerist – 1-3 Prince Albert Street, Brighton, BN1 1HE
North Laine – 27 Gloucester Place, Brighton, BN1 4AA
Open House – 146 Springfield Road, Brighton, BN1 6BZ
Western Front – 11 Cranbourne Street, Brighton, BN1 2RD

Essex:
Cabin Bar Stansted – Stansted airport, Stansted, Essex, CM24 1QU
Radisson Blu Hotel Stansted – Waltham Close Stansted Airport, Bassingbourn Rd, Stansted, CM24 1PP

Gloucestershire:
Tortworth Court Four Pillars Hotel – Wotton-under-Edge, South Gloucestershire GL12 8HH

Guernsey:
The Duke of Richmond Hotel – Cambridge Park, St. Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 1UY
The Old Government House – St Ann’s Place, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 2NU

Hampshire:
Lakeside Coastal Village – Fishery Lane, Hayling Island, PO11 9NR
Sinah Warren Hotel – Ferry Road, Hayling Island, Hampshire, PO11 0BZ
Warbrook House – The Street, Eversley, Hook, Hampshire, RG27 OPL

Herefordshire:
Holme Lacy House Hotel – Bridge Road, Holme Lacy, Hereford, HR2 6LP

Isle of Wight:
Bembridge Coast Hotel – Bembridge, Isle of Wight, PO35 5TB
Norton Grange Coastal Village – Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, PO41 0SD

Kent:
The Cuban Canterbury – 41b-43 High Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2RY

Lancashire:
Radisson Blu Manchester – Chicago Avenue, Manchester, M90 3RA

Middlesex:
Renaissance London Heathrow Hotel – Bath Road, Hounslow, TW6 2AQ

Tyne and Wear:
Cabin Newcastle – Terminal Building , Newcastle Airport , NE13 8BZ

North East:
Dickens 2 – 5 Southfield Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 3BZ
The Dickens Inn – 4 Southfield Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 3BZ
The Quilted Camel – 36 Sandhill, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3JF

North West:
Radisson Blu Liverpool – 107 Old Hall Street, Liverpool, L3 9BD

North Yorkshire:
Nidd Hall Hotel – Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 3BN

Northamptonshire:
Staverton Park – Daventry Road, Staverton, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 6JT

Nottinghamshire:
Thoresby Hall Hotel & Spa – Thoresby Park, Nr. Ollerton, Nottinghamshire, NG22 9WH

Oxfordshire:
Oxford Thames Four Pillars Hotel – Henley Rd, Sandford-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX4 4GX
Searcys Blenheim Palace – Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PP

Somerset:
Cricket St Thomas Hotel – Chard, Somerset, TA20 4DD
Searcys Pump Room Bath – Stall Street, Bath, BA1 1LZ

South West:
Marco’s Bristol – Cadbury House, Frost Hill, Congresbury, Bristol, BS49 5AD
Radisson Blu Bristol – Broad Quay, Bristol, BS1 4BY

Suffolk:
Corton Coastal Village – The Street, Corton, Nr Lowestoft, NR32 5HR
Gunton Coastal Village – Gunton Avenue, Lowestoft, NR32 5DF

Surrey:
Savill Court Hotel – Wick Lane, Bishopsgate, Windsor Great Park, Surrey, TW20 0XN
Selsdon Park Hotel – Addington Road, Sanderstead, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 8YA
Wotton House – Guildford Road, Wotton, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6HS

Wales:
Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel – Bodelwyddan, Denbighshire, North Wales, LL18 5YA
Radisson Blu Cardiff – Meridian Gate, Bute Terrace, Cardiff, Wales, CF10 2FL

West Midlands:
Marco’s at The Cube – 200 Wharfside Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 1PR
Radisson Blu Birmingham – 12 Holloway Circus Queensway, Birmingham, B1 1BT
Searcys The Balcony Birmingham – Selfridges on 4, The Bullring, Birmingham, B5 4BP

West Yorkshire:
Oulton Hall Hotel & Spa – Rothwell Lane, Oulton, Leeds, LS26 8HN
Radisson Leeds – No 1 The Light, Leeds, LS1 8TL

 

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Richard Mille

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Margot Robbie joins the Richard Mille Family

Richard Mille is delighted to welcome Australian actress Margot Robbie to the circle of women who are partners of the brand. She is an inspiration to the current generation and the brand looks forward to creating a fascinating range of watches.

 

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Born in Australia, Robbie grew up on the Gold Coast and eventually moved to Melbourne where she began acting professionally at the age of 17. She appeared on Neighbors, Australia’s longest-running television serial, from 2008-2010. In 2011, Robbie moved to the United States to pursue her career and was quickly cast in the critically-acclaimed series, Pan Am.

Robbie is perhaps best known for her breakout role in Martin Scorsese’s 2013 hit, The Wolf of Wall Street, in which she stars as the female lead opposite Leonardo DiCaprio. Her star-making performance in the film garnered praise from critics and audiences alike.

The Wolf of Wall Street paved the way for interesting and unique opportunities for Robbie including starring opposite Will Smith in Focus, a lead role in sci-fi thriller Z for Zachariah, starring as “Jane” in David Yates’ The Legend of Tarzan, as well as her coveted role as the iconic “Harley Quinn” in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad.

Robbie can be seen next in Simon Curtis’ Goodbye Christopher Robin alongside Domhnall Gleeson.
She recently wrapped production on Craig Gillespie’s I, Tonya, which she stars in as Tonya Harding, and served as a producer under her production company, LuckyChap Entertainment. Robbie will soon begin production on Josie Rourke’s Mary Queen of Scots in which she will star as “Queen Elizabeth” opposite Saoirse Ronan.

Not content to limit her involvement in film and television to acting, Margot launched her production company, LuckyChap Entertainment. Robbie currently has several films in development under the production banner including Bad Monkeys, Beautiful Things and Marian.

 

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This partnership between Margot Robbie and Richard Mille complements the very contemporary spirit of the collection in which Margot will bring her creative energy and her own interpretation of femininity as she participates in the design of several models.    
”I am really excited to join the Richard Mille family, I have always admired the brand’s artistry and innovation. The watch we are working on embodies Richard Mille’s vision of horology; it’s beautiful, unique and modern. I can’t wait for everyone to see it.”

Richard Mille and Margot will create together a collection of which the proceeds will be donated to Youngcare. This foundation is committed to helping young Aussies with high-care needs live life with choice, independence and dignity.

Collaborating with an array of artists and masters in their disciplines allows Richard Mille to enrich its vision of what a masterpiece of watchmaking for the 21st century should look like, without losing sight of tradition and history.

 

http://richardmille.com/

Sama Eyewear

Sama Eyewear  Sunglasses Are The World’s Finest And Most Exclusive Luxury Sunglasses For Men And Women.

We had the pleasure to interview the founder and eyewear designer Sheila Vance.

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What drew you to a Eyewear designer and specifically to starting your own brand?

There were several factors at work within when I decided to embark on a career in eyewear.  For as long as I can remember and since I was a child wearing glasses —  I felt that wearing eyewear ​was a “sentence” and a burden for people. I was different and stood out but not for a positive reason and children can be cruel so the downside of associations with eyewear always stuck with me. 

It was corrective and necessary but not joyful to find or buy because there was not a sense of fashion, fun and whimsy or a great way to express oneself like when buying a handbag or earring or necklace.

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Very early on in my career ​I had stores and was importing and selling accessories including sunglasses.
​I thought that this was perhaps the most important accessory anyone would put on every day, framing their face and highlighting their features, giving a first impression to the world but there was nothing truly beautiful or inspiring about it. I found quickly that most of it was a bit boring or basic, uninspired or low quality. I found myself often thinking of what could be better or different to make a specific frame into a fantastic accessory for the face. I thought that eyewear could and should enhance your beauty not detract from it. I wanted people to feel happy, fashionable, beautiful and joyful buying and wearing their eyewear. I knew that an eyewear wardrobe was possible of great shapes styles, materials ​and looks from a beach weekend to work week and boardroom or ball room cocktail or couture. Just like clothing and other accessories​. So my research began from there to understand the engineering and manufacturing. 
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Then came the loss of my son which was of course life altering. I was unable to think about continuing on life in the same way I had lived before. I needed a creative outlet and wanted to find a business that could be an ongoing source of income to fund the foundation I was starting in his name. It was almost a calling as a way to fill my creative needs, honor my commitment to the Sam Vance Foundation to support drug addicted youth in their path to sobriety as well as prevention and to introduce a concept of beauty to change the perception of eyewear in the world. I needed to find and connect to something beautiful and find something meaningful to believe in again. 

The idea of a better vision – a clear vision and a better future for those wearing glasses and those suffering with addiction​ all came together for me through eyewear and Sama was born.​

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From where do you get your design inspiration?
​For me, ​inspiration can come from anywhere. I travel extensively and enjoy art, fashion and textiles, architecture and design, nature hikes, and beaches around the world. I have found that jewelry, cars, and buildings have lines, curves, shapes, and details that I can translate into eyewear in meaningful ways. It is also easy to find inspiration daily in the amazing cultures and people I have met along the way in urban cities and remote locals globally.​
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From our our Sahara Collection which featured stained glass elements with ancient symbolism and rich colors of the desert to deCode: Los Angeles and our my newest technically advanced full metal Mechanix collection being introduced later this year, I continue to find inspiration in objects d’art, people and places I love and admire who push me to move the needle in terms of design and technology to new heights. 
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L​ocally in Los Angeles were Sama was born and raised so to speak,​ we created an entire collection that was inspired by the influencersdisruptorstastemakers and activists who make up the incredible city combining​ the golden luxe of Hollywood Glamour and star power with intricate specialized techniques for an overt the top look with hidden details representing how beyond the glitterati is the undercurrent of the culture to embrace issues and causes that difference in the world. 
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We are eclectic in our materials and often we have introduced materials that were not traditionally used in the eyewear and optical business.  Titanium, Carbon Fiber, wood buffalo horn, acetate and precious metals  ( gold and platinum) are the main core of our materials but we have also included leather, feathers, pearls and processes or techniques such as laser cutting and lamination, enamel cloisonne, beads and Swarovski crystals in our pieces.
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How would you describe the style of your Eyewear brand?

Just as our materials are eclectic our style is eclectic too. For Sama ​”style” is a broad based word where we appeal to a global, luxury shopper who is a individual ​who is an influencer not an adapter. We are a brand for those who are noticed of we have a sharp, strong varied range of styles and collections from sporty to glamorous,  simple to ornate, simple and delicate and wild and bold. ​While I consider the Sama products and brands in a category of our own in the premium luxury market, each of our collections can be defined and described as​ ​individual, unique, distinctive and of the highest quality.

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If you had to choose a favourite piece you have designed, what would it be?

This is such a hard question to answer — because I love so many of our frames for so many reasons and because each pair has a story and a journey that is so personal to me. 

​Each and every design starts a new creative process with new directions, twists and turns. I have often said that we have a great love affair with our collection.
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And for me, with this being my life work – Sama Eyewear is ​basically a romance​ -​ epic almost – with so much time, attention, passion and love poured into each pair. From my first inspiration to paper sketches to computer work, the natural elements and materials we select and the details we pour into each pair back and forth over several continents touching hundreds of hands.
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For me, each story has the most beautiful ending.  It is hard to choose because once the story ends – I start the next with the same intensity, love and​ commitment and I am in a new romance. There are certainly specific pieces or collections we introduced to the market that were influential or award-winning. Some were disruptive or elevated the market and countless hundreds were copied. Basically, I want someone to find their love story with their perfect frames to create their wardrobe to compliment their life. Eyewear is the most important accessory we wear every day to express our individuality and style, highlight our features, frame the face and give us a picture perfect vision in life. Sama is part of that vision. 
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What is your life philosophy?

The name SAMA comes from the old Sanskrit meaning from no beginning no end.  A circle, a cycle, a continuation which applies to everything in life and something I believe. We can not look back, not change the past so every experience leads to the next and contributes to our path and pushing us onward and forward. I believe that we are always continuing on the journey and we need to take with us what is good no looking back no regrets​. I believe that everything happens for a reason.  A door may seem to close but another is absolutely opening even if you don’t see it at first. 

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We will only be our best if we surround ourselves with the best, brightest those who share the missions and visions we set forth in our “cycle” of business, friendships and life. We have only one life to live and since it is in essence a cycle with no beginning and no end, we need to be sure we include only the good in the cycle so it will continue with positivity and resulting good. I have come through considerable adversities in life and have found a path to a happy and successful life and business – but it did not come easy and it did not happen to me, I had to create the intentions and make it happen for myself with great people at my side​.

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Opening Boutique Hotel Sant Jaume

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Opening in June 2017

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The Sant Jaume Boutique Hotel stands in the heart of the old quarter of Palma on one of the city’s oldest streets nestled between two important historic buildings: the Church of Sant Jaume and Santa Magdalena Convent. Both are examples of fifteenth-century Gothic architecture still preserved on the island.

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The hotel occupies a house dating from the eighteenth century. On the ground floor, you will find the reception, hallway, lobby, restaurant, cocktail lounge and spa. The hotel rooms are on the three storeys above it. The fourth floor provides a sundeck with a plunge pool, designer loungers, showers and stunning views of the old quarter and the cathedral. From here our guests can marvel at life in Palma from up high.

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INDOOR WELLNESS

Space with natural light set aside for relaxing and balancing the body and mind. Located on the first basement floor, it can be accessed directly from the hotel’s main floor or directly from the rooms. We offer a variety of treatments designed to revitalise guests, based on age-old therapies and philosophies using modern techniques. All the treatments are prepared using top-quality organic products. You can also book private yoga and Pilates classes.

• Heated pool with jet • Finnish sauna • Contrast shower • Relaxation area with loungers  • Double cabin for treatments and massages

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Sant Jaume offers the possibility of receiving massages on the hotel sundeck and in suites with a private terrace.

FITNESS AREA

The area is in a 30 m2 room on the hotel’s first floor where you will find the equipment you need to enjoy a workout. The hotel has devised a running route for guests next to the sea if you would like to round off your routine outside. We also offer a personalised training service.

SUNDECK

The sundeck is on the hotel’s fourth floor. It is a private refuge for our guests where they can marvel at life in Palma from a height. It affords stunning views of the city’s old quarter and cathedral. Its superb location allows you to soak up the sun’s energy during the main part of the day. There is a plunge pool, shower area and loungers. We also provide a drinks and massage service to ensure you can really switch off completely without leaving the hotel.

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BARTOMEU MACERADOS & CO.

At BARTOMEU we have revived the tradition and artistry of an age-old technique: maceration. We only use natural products and the best distillates in this process. By macerating we can again offer classic cocktails with a personal touch and a surprising range of colours. Infusion, maceration, memory: the spirit of a vermouth bar combined with the elegance of a cocktail lounge.

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SANT JAUME BREAKFAST

A classic scene with product as the star again. You can enjoy a buffet-style breakfast with regional specialities and a philosophy focused on the endless ways of preparing eggs. Tomeu also provides a distinctive touch with signature dishes specially designed for such an important meal.

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The St. Regis Mardavall

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The Tramuntana Mountains, the luxurious marina of Puerto Portals and the Mediterranean Sea, frame the unique St. Regis Mardavall Mallorca Resort, set on the southwest coast of the Balearic Island, close to its capital Palma.

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Most of the spacious elegantly guest rooms command spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea and the dining experience ranges from intimate indoor venues to amazing sea view garden settings. Whichever of the 133 rooms you wake up in, the first sight to greet your eyes as you look out over your private terrace will be the azure blue of the sea.

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Built in the style of a grand Spanish mansion, the elegant property is characterised by a majestic driveway, intimate courtyards, impressive arches, big lawns, and lovely fountains. The rooms and central facilities are housed in four, interconnecting ochre-hued stone buildings, that are set in magnificent, lush mediterranean gardens facing the azure blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

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The St.Regis Mardavall is a beautiful place to stay on the magical island Palma de Mallorca. We visited the hotel for few days and it was absolutely amazing, from the arrival, welcome, service, friendly staff and the perfect butler service. Thank you so much for having us stay with you.

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http://www.stregismardavall.com

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Valentine’s Special

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The month of love is around the corner and it’s time to start planning your romantic Valentine’s weekend for that special someone. We will inspire you for the best Valentine’s Day gift.

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Ya Omri Swimwear

Feel that positivity, believe in yourself, feel Ya Omri.

Ya Omri was founded in 2016 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and provides women of all shapes and sizes unique and stylish swimwear.

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The brand has evolved by inspiration from the latest fashion trends in UK & Middle East. Ya Omri stands for their treasure in Arabic and this is what customers mean to them. Ya Omri want you to feel confident and glamorous, whether it is on the beach or whilst on holiday somewhere exotic feeling like a true treasure and true gem.

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We love the sexy one-piece by Ya Omri, the Jasmine multiway swimsuit is available in different colors and can be worn up to 10 different ways.

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The great thing is you can combine the one-piece also with your Jeans or shorts and you have a fantastic look.

https://www.yaomriswimwear.com/

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