Kit-out your home: Q Acoustics 3000i speakers
Q Acoustics has always been a go-to for premium speakers at moderate prices, and the company’s latest line-up doesn’t disappoint.
Whether you’re after some bijou-sized bookshelf speakers (Q 3010i), a statement floorstander (Q 3050i) or something to give your living space a cinema-like quality (Q 3090Ci), the 3000i range caters for all audiophiles’ needs. Users will also be glad to know that each system uses “point-to-point” internal bracing that reduces structural vibrations and distortion, allowing for a crisper, clearer sound.
Q Acoustics 3000i speakers
Spray now, wear forever: Chinotto di Liguria by Acqua di Parma
The ultimate brand for light and refined fragrances, Acqua di Parma has your new summer scent at the ready.
Inspired by the chinotto, a bitter Italian citrus fruit, and the verdant Ligurian land, this bottled beauty is a cabinet must-have, with top notes of mandarin and a heart of jasmine and rosemary, all of which are rounded-off with a subtle hit of patchouli. To maximise the scent, pair with the Chinotto di Liguria shower gel.
Chinotto di Liguria by Acqua di Parma
Slip on something new: The ‘Sixth Son’ tassel loafer by Sons of London
Handmade in Le Marche from either premium full-grain Italian Lama leather or rich brown suede, Sons of London’s latest shoe is a wardrobe necessity.
While the blake stitch construction will guarantee longevity, the full leather sole will offer a sturdy grip when battling the elements on your way to the office. Better still, thanks to their timeless aesthetic, a pair of these loafers will work well with either your formal wardrobe or casualwear.
‘Sixth Son’ tassel loafer by Sons of London
Escape the city: La Granja, Ibiza
Beyond Ibiza’s clubbing kingdom — and set amongst the island’s green inland — lies La Granja, a picturesque retreat. Rustic yet upmarket, this 16th-century farmstead comprises nine bedrooms (and a separate guest house), a communal-style dining space which serves produce from nearby fields and fish markets and a luxe pool that overlooks the fertile terrain.
Moreover, thanks to the creative skills of Design Hotels, each room is drenched in earth tones and simplistic decor, and there’s also a centrepiece bath to help you de-stress from city life.
La Granja, Ibiza
Hit the airport in style: Paul Smith x Globe-Trotter trolley case
Forget the garish Supreme-Rimowa collection, and instead, opt for luggage that will stand the test of time. This trolley case is the result of a collaboration between two British design titans, and is made for the gent who prefers more subtle, classic accessories.
For added interest, each corner features a different tone from Paul Smith’s trademark ‘Artist Stripe’, while the versatile navy colourway will make sure that heads will turn for the right reasons.
Paul Smith x Globe-Trotter trolley case
Rev your engines: 1965 Porsche 911
One of the first 911s off the production line, this four-wheeler has undergone a complete restoration by its current owner. It boasts a ‘300’ chassis number (a highly sought-after feature for petrolheads), has only had its right front fender replaced (meaning almost all parts are original) and also features Solex carburettors which are correctly dated.
As one of most iconic automobiles in history, you’ll definitely want to wrap your mitts around the wheel; but, with an estimated bidding price of around £240,000, you’re going to have to put your AmEx through its paces.
1965 Porsche 911
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