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Luxury selection - Edition 5

Our latest round up of all things luxury, from the ultimate divers watch to personalised playing cards.

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Stories for... Lovers of luxury

The travel accessory
Express yourself

Waters edge

The travel accessory
Express yourself

It's time to embrace our personality from head to toe. Starting at the top, we’re paying milliner Jess Collett a visit to try her hats out for size. Dress up for cocktails with an emerald trilby or soak up the sun in a wide-brimmed fedora. Her unisex World Traveller hat is our favourite – it folds up in your bag while you travel and pops up without a dent on arrival. Choose your trim to suit your destination, from neon pompoms for Belize to Aztec stripes for Mexico.

Jess Collett Milliner

The surprise gift

For a special someone

Go that extra mile with a customised present.

These tokens of love are small enough to hide in your luggage, but big enough to show you care. Customise each piece for that heartfelt touch.

    • Woman headshot
      Hidden treasure

      Ensure your memories last a lifetime with an engraved gold-plated Celestial Compass photo locket.

    • Personalised accessories
      Take note

      Deliver a secret hand-written message on this leather travel jewellery case.

    • Message in a bottle

      Create a signature scent with Floris, London’s favourite perfumery since 1730.

    • Play your cards right

      From playing cards to backgammon, Alexandra Llewellyn’s hand-crafted marquetry boxes are sure to impress.

    • Picture perfect

      Go bold with your beachwear with and add a graphic printed pair or Orlebar Brown swim shorts to your suitcase.

The watch
Take a deep vibe

The watch
Take a deep vibe

Make a grand gesture to someone you love with Panerai’s Luminor Marina divers watch. Featuring Panerai's unmistakable small seconds indicator, you'll never miss a beat.


The keepsake
Top drawer

Anya Hindmarch Drawers

The keepsake
Top drawer

The Ultimate Box is the perfect gift for when you land back home. Anya Hindmarch creates unique bespoke boxes that can be passed on from generation to generation. Each compartment is inlaid with a photograph and individually labelled, and you can personalise it in your favourite colours, sizes and materials. It’s a beautiful way to mark a milestone birthday or anniversary, with a handwritten message and a place to store precious mementoes. Put your order in early though, as they can take up to three months to create.

Anya Hindmarch

The insider

Seize the day

A simple message can be the best gift. Add one of these quotes to your next card to share the love and laughter.

“If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.” - Katharine Hepburn
“Hear no evil, speak no evil, and you won’t be invited to cocktail parties.” - Oscar Wilde
"Life is a party. Dress for it." - Audrey Hepburn
“The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.” - Hubert H. Humphrey
“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.” - John Lennon
“With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.” - William Shakespeare
“Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it don’t matter.” - Satchel Paige