As we, in Paris, have been deep in winter for months - and will still be in the coming weeks; I have had plenty of time to think about my glorious summer in the Indian Ocean... Where some of us, living in Europe, are lucky to holiday at this time of the year.

As I wrote here already, Mauritius is located in the southern hemisphere, off the southeast coast of the African continent... Which means summer and winter months there are opposite to seasons in Europe and North America.  

On my trip there last July, I stayed at the island's Tamassa hotel, located at Bel Ombre on the south-west coast - after spending my first days at the magnificent LUX Grand Gaube.

The countdown to Valentine's day has begun, and Cartier celebrates in its very own way with the release of a new film directed by Oscar nominee Sean Ellis. 

Set in the city of love, The Proposal stages three love stories, embodied by three couples and with Cartier's emblematic red box as the main character. These three stories take place in different locations: the Musée Rodin, the lift of a philharmonic concert hall, and at Paris airport.

One thing seems to be sure for Moynat in 2015: the French Maison, celebrating its 165th anniversary, is set to keep surprising us with unexpected news and one-of-a-kind creations. The latest ? A special order for none other than Chaumet, the Parisian jeweler.

Inspired by 1919 archives, the Place Vendôme jeweler has created a unique, high jewelry diamond necklace crafted at its atelier: it required 156 brilliant cut diamonds of 30 carats and 70 pear-cut diamonds of 60 carats.

Karl Lagerfeld just revealed new pictures from his Spring / Summer 2015 campaign, featuring famous models Kendall Jenner, Ming Xi and Sasha Luss – and shot by Karl himself, of course.

In addition to these pictures, the making of the campaign also features French model Baptiste Giabiconi, the face of Karl’s men and accessories collections.

The concept behind the campaign is “Karl is Kolor”.

Not so long ago, Cartier already revisited this one of a kind model, embodied then by none other than Monica Belluci. 

This year with the Crash skeleton watch, Cartier creates one of its first shaped movements: the calibre 9618 MC. It is thus not simply the case - as with the original Crash - that Cartier has subjected to radical transformations, but the entire movement which finds itself transformed, “crashed” in order to sit within the concave form of the case.

This new high jewelry tourbillon takes all of its cues from the swirling form of a twisting spiral, a shape expressed in many organic forms around us in the natural environment.

With the invention of a revolutionary setting, Cartier starts a new chapter of its watchmaking and jewelry history. 

Inspired by  the so-called “trembling setting” introduced at the end of the 19th century, enabling Cartier to let its diamonds move freely without restraint, this years' SIHH marks the unveiling of the ground-breaking Vibrating Setting.

Good news for jewelry and watch lovers never stop with Cartier. After introducing here the Ronde Louis Cartier Filigree watch, here comes a new exclusive, dreamy creation that will be officially introduced at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), starting today.

In this spectacular creation, Cartier's panther emblem enters the decoration – at once diurnal and nocturnal – of a Day/Night movement that belongs to the great tradition of the Maison’s complications.

China has been making the headlines recently, as the traditional yearly rankings of the world's richest people are published, such as Bloomberg's. According to the Swiss National Bank's report on the "super rich" for 2014 (with a net worth of over $30 million), Hong Kong is the city with the biggest proportion of billionaire women in the whole world.

I am definitely getting more and more addicted to diptyque and their regular new, delightfully scented creations.

This January, like every year when the end of winter approaches and nature gently returns to light, diptyque majestically showcases one of my favorite flowers, the rose – which beauty made it the attribute of Aphrodite and Venus.
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