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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Slimming & Body Contouring

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POLO & Lifestyle the London Magazine teamed up with Healthcare Laboratories to give our readers a special body slimming discount code: bodyslim30  valid from the 1st of July – 16th July.

With this discount code you will get a 30% discount on the product BERMUDA SLIM cream.

There are many different weight loss solutions out there, and we tried personally the product BERMUDA SLIM cream and we can say that already during the first week we started to use it, you can see and feel that the body skin is changing. The product is very high quality and very strong concentrated, and what we love it is a cream you use after your shower, mornings and evenings. Twice a day for best and fast results.

 

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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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CHAMPAGNE LANSON

ANOTHER PERFECT START TO…SUMMER for CHAMPAGNE LANSON

3RD-YEAR SPONSORSHIP WITH CHESTERTONS POLO IN THE PARK,      9-11 JUNE 2017

40TH-ASSOCIATED PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CHAMPIONSHIPS, WIMBLEDON, 3-16 JULY 2017 

AND

THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF CHAMPAGNE LANSON’S ORGANIC GREEN LABEL & NEW NEOPRENE BOTTLE COOLER JACKETS

 

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The tradition of Champagne Lanson’s exclusive tie-ups with the summer’s key sporting and social calendar events has been confirmed for 2017 with its sponsorship of Chestertons Polo in the Park and Champagne Lanson’s 40th associated year with The Championships, Wimbledon.

CHESTERTONS POLO IN THE PARK Champagne Lanson’s ‘The Perfect Start to… Summer’ campaign will begin with its exclusive Champagne sponsorship of Chestertons Polo in the Park on 9th June 2017. This will be Champagne Lanson’s third year with one of the most hotly anticipated fixtures on London’s sporting and social calendars. Champagne Lanson will once again be recreating its largest outdoor Champagne Garden, overlooking the field of play at Hurlingham Park – a glamorous focal point at last year’s event. In 2017, Champagne Lanson plans to theme its sponsored areas predominantly white to highlight its White Label cuvée (one of the first Champagnes designed to also work with flavour enhancers such as a zest of an orange or lemon, a slice of strawberry, or a sprig of fresh mint).

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It will have its Magnum, Methuselah and 75cl formats of its White Label cuvée as a theme across its now legendary Champagne Garden; as well as Magnum and 75cl bottles of its popular Rose Label (which remains the UK’s No.1 non-vintage Brut rosé Champagne).

Combining world-class sport, a host of London’s most exciting Polo players, restaurants and Europe’s longest outdoor Champagne bar, Chestertons Polo in the Park is the perfect setting for polo fans and London’s social society to kick-off the summer season in style.

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Paul Beavis, Managing Director, UK & International says: “As a brand that embodies excellence, innovation and celebrates achievements, Champagne Lanson continues to be proud of its association with Chestertons Polo in the Park. This exciting event has become one of the most hotly anticipated fixtures and is the most fun you and your friends or family members can have in central London.”

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Rory Heron, Managing Director, Sportgate International says: “Over the three action- packed days, six teams representing cities from all over the globe will battle to be crowned the victors of Chestertons Polo in the Park 2017. We were proud to be the first event of Champagne Lanson’s #ThePerfectStart to… summer campaign. Champagne Lanson’s choice to lead with their Rose Label across the site led to record Champagne sales inside their incredible pink Champagne Garden last year; and we know Lanson’s White Label cuvée plans for this year will resonate with our guests, as it fits perfectly with the theme of Polo.”

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International Polo Club Palm Beach

 

POLO & Lifestyle TV presents IPC.
The International Polo Club Palm Beach is the premier polo destination in the world, hosting the largest field of high-goal teams and the most prestigious polo tournaments in the United States.

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MARTYN LAWRENCE BULLARD’S EXOTIC RED O…

Martyn Lawrence Bullard designed the Red O, a new flagship restaurant.

 

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Newport Beach is known as one of the largest upmarket shopping destinations in the United States. It’s was a perfect location for Master Chef Rick Bayless to open a flag ship for his modern Mexican cuisine style Restaurant Red O

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The 9000sq feet eatery was custom built for the sole purpose of fun. I designed the entry to include a tequila temple, a structure tented and vaulted reaching 14 ft. high with walls of limestone niches reminiscent of a Turkish palace, housing the rarest and most exotic tequilas in the world. This space opens up to the main bar, clad in textured leather panels above Mexican tiles, I mixed in custom designed lanterns from Morocco and designed a vast Chandelier centered above the bar hung with a hundred hand blow glass Hundi lanterns.

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The main dining room design was inspired from San Miguel, an ancient town in Mexico where the aristocrats from Mexico City built their summer villas in the 19th century. The tile work that clads the walls I custom designed with Ann Sacks, adding distressed mirror paneling to create sparkle and romance at night. The main ceiling was covered in ottoman style lanterns with pierced brass work bases that throw delicate shadows across the room at night. I designed a central banquet to incorporate a vast planter where exotic palms and tropical orchids could be planted to create life and flow into the space, while pierced work Jali type screens punctuate the vast windows and add to the light play during the day.

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The terrace has a retractable ceiling and was clad in concrete tiles, custom designed and inspired from patterns in the Alhambra palace. Panels of sheer drapery add romance and create areas of privacy for diners, whilst a vast tile clad fireplacecreatesa cozy atmosphere in the winter months or chilly evenings.

Chef Bayless prides himself on his delicate flavors and spices that infuse his cuisine like no other in this field , the design too I spiced up to match his ethos and created a Restaurant that has many different areas to enjoy, whilst feeling rich, exotic and inviting.

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