Editor’s Note

Luxury Redefined

LUXURY used to mean one thing: if you had money, you could buy it. It's a little bit different now, as conspicuous consumption gives way to a growing appetite for the story behind a hand made bag, artisan-weaved fabric, even a dining experience. BT Luxe Christmas explores the concept of bespoke luxury – putting the spotlight on the world of traditional craftsmanship, artisanal wines, customised travel and unique restaurants. Discover both Singaporean and international ateliers devoted to creating one-of-a-kind works of art. Sample small production wines made with love in Tuscany, and embark on a fully-customised travel itinerary through the gastronomic regions of Italy. Savour the art of high-end watchmaking, and end your journey with a dining odyssey in China, where forward-thinking chefs now lead the culinary pack.

Ultimately, it's not about what money can buy, but the memorable experiences that come along with it. And that, we think, will make a Christmas to remember.

Jaime Ee
Editor, BTLuxe Christmas



Jaime Ee
Vivien Ang
Gareth Chung
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