Notes From The Editor

Latest Lifestyle News: Back to the Future Coming to Miami

In the world of luxury, we are accustomed to seeing fly-by-night concepts that are designed more for publicity purposes than as genuine ideas with a prospect of making it to market.

At first glance, the idea of a futuristic flying-car dock to be fitted atop a luxury residential development for automobiles that can soar through the sky could be lumped into that category – but the story we report on in today’s newsletter appears to be more than pie in the sky. You can read more about it in our headline feature.

Elsewhere this week, we report on the recent sale of a Ferrari 290 MM for $22 million at auction, as well as profiling a sumptuous island spa at a Maldives Resort owned by French fashion giants Louis Vuitton.

There’s also news on a new superfast smartphone that has emerged out of a collaboration between carmakers McLaren and phone brand OnePlus, along with a look at an eye-catching carbon fibre timepiece by Hublot.

In the hotel world, there’s a glance at Waldorf Astoria's plans to offer Aston Martin driving experiences for guests, while we also look ahead to the 2019 SIHH watch fair with a preview of a new watch by Piaget that’s set to debut at the Geneva event next month.

Finally for this week, we bring you news of fashion brand Bottega Veneta’s flagship Tokyo Store that has recently opened in the Japanese capital.

That’s all for now. Until next time, enjoy our newsletter - our landmark 400th no less! - and we look forward to bringing you our final pre-holidays newsletter on Christmas Even next week.