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Latest Lifestyle News: A New Bite of the Apple in Paris

Technology behemoths Apple have been in the news recently – and for once it wasn’t all positive. But alongside some alarming projections, the American company is also continuing to push the boundaries of innovation in more than just its products.

A flagship Apple retail store that bills itself as being at the pinnacle of the eco-revolution has opened its doors in the prestigious environs of Paris’s Champs-Élysées. Designed by legendary architects Foster + Partners, the store is powered by 100 per cent renewable energy and features a range of other green aspects. You can read more about it in today’s newsletter.

Elsewhere this week, we report on a one-of-a-kind BMW with an interior that features fragments from genuine meteorites, while Jimmy Choo and Swarovski have partnered on a bespoke personalisation service.

There’s also news from luxury hotel group Mandarin Oriental who are offering a 3D interactive dining experience at their Marrakech residence, and car makers Audi have also been showcasing their technological endeavours at the CES show in Las Vegas.

In the watch world, French fashion label Hermés have added a commemorative model to their Arceau range, while Swiss horological experts Romain Jerome have unveiled two new watches inspired by Batman’s greatest enemies.

Finally for this week, we profile the eagerly awaited Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupé that has had its debut in Las Vegas.

That’s all for today. Until next time, enjoy our newsletter and have a wonderful week.