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Your dad’s jeans are back !! A revival of the 90s stone washed blue jeans has been noticed all around the fashion planet ! Supreme, A.P.C. or even Levi’s‘ reedition of a 1978 501 series vintage are among the sure choices to get a nice look ! Or if, unlike me, you fit in your old dad’s jeans, you can steal/borrow them !

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Elegance lies in simplicity: Chloé masterfully embodied that quote into this magnificent Grand Louise Vintage handbag. That’s typically the kind of bag you want to have to accessorize a parisian look with a nice (fragile though) burgundy leather and an handcrafted gold buckle. It also exists in dark green and camel. Available exclusively at Département Féminin   

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A wonderful cigar case made of exotic wood with a beautiful ornament of four golden horns on the front and “Hermès – Paris” engraved at the bottom on a metal plate. That precious vintage treasure’s a rare collector and a fine gift for the connoisseurs. Impossible to find unfortunately.

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Karuizawa is Japan’s smallest whisky distillery, producing just 150,000 litres of spirit a year. It is situated to the west of the town of Karuizawa, which is a popular mountain resort for Tokyo highflyers. Karuizawa whisky is quite rare, due to the low production capacity and the distillery prides itself on its use of traditional whisky making methods.

Note for the connoisseurs, let’s be more precise: Karuizawa distillery actually imports Golden Promise barley from Scotland, which was historically the most common barley used there and matures their whisky mostly in sherry casks imported from Spain. Besides, the water used in production has flowed through or over the volcanic lava rock and soil that surround the distillery, giving it a unique quality! Unfortunately it appears that they stop the production in 2000 so the bottle are becoming very rare… Buy here for the 1981 Vintage model or just try the Karuizawa 12 years old.

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As we were invited at Veuve Clicquot House in Reims a few days ago, we had the chance to have lunch with Fabienne Moreau, the head of historic ressources of both Veuve Clicquot and Krug at Brasserie Le Jardin.

We jumped on the occasion to question her about a particular event: the discovery of the oldest champagne bottles in the world. Indeed, if you followed the news last summer, you certainly know that dozens of 170-year old bottles of champagne were found off to the Aaland Islands, in the Baltic seabed.

You want to know more about this amazing discovery: just watch this interview of Fabienne Moreau by David! It is really interesting! I hope you’ll enjoy it, because there are many more video interviews to come!

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It’s been a long long time I have not selected an actual high-end watch model. Then, I noticed that I had not yet talked about the unique Swiss watchmaker, IWC Schaffhausen. For more than 140 years, the manufactory has been driven by the highest level of craftsmanships and represented by distinguished celebrities, such as French footballer Zinedine Zidane (current brand ambassador).

This time, I picked up a vintage edition of a IWC classic, the Portofino model. With its narrow Roman numerals and moon phase display, the Portofino Hand-Wound exudes the same timeless elegance as the historic original did 27 years ago. What is particularly remarkable is the choice of the 98800-calibre hunter movement means that the moon phase and seconds displays are now back at their conventional positions of “12 o’clock” and “6 o’clock”, respectively: something that every watch connoisseur would definitely appreciate… The case remains somewhat imposing (46-millimeter diameter), but this embodies both the personality and history of the Portofino Model.

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While the french premium eyewear boutique Maison Bonnet (Paris, France) makes me dream of made-to-measure tortoise glasses I can’t afford, Oliver Peoples announces the release of  limited editions of the Vintage O’Malley style

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