Month: May 2019

Folio.YVR Issue #2: West Lake Journey to Four Seasons Hangzhou

Folio.YVR Issue #2: West Lake Journey to Four Seasons Hangzhou

To visit the incredible Four Seasons Hangzhou, guests usually arrive by taxi or private car. On a recent visit, I rethought this approach. Why shouldn’t the trip be worth the reward? I chose instead to begin at the legendary West Lake. An iconic and inspirational […]

Folio.YVR Issue #2: Armani Casa Launches 2019 Collection

Folio.YVR Issue #2: Armani Casa Launches 2019 Collection

On a brisk April evening, less than 24-hours before the official launch of Salone del Mobile, legendary design icon Giorgio Armani presented his 2019 Armani/Casa collection in the spectacular Armani/Teatro. The Brutalist space, created by Japanese designer Tadao Ando in 2000, was beautifully transformed into […]

Folio.YVR Issue #2: Angelo Caroli is Italy’s King of Vintage

Folio.YVR Issue #2: Angelo Caroli is Italy’s King of Vintage

Everyone in business has to start somewhere. For a teenage Angelo Caroli in the mid-1970s, it was offering styling advice on a local radio station which led selling secondhand American denim and military jackets at a hawkers market in the centre of his hometown. The […]

Folio.YVR Issue #2: Loewe ‘Baskets’ Exhibition at Salon del Mobile.Milan Captivates

Folio.YVR Issue #2: Loewe ‘Baskets’ Exhibition at Salon del Mobile.Milan Captivates

The stone-lined streets of the Quadrilatero d’Oro jostled with rushes of people – all trying to get by those stopping to smoke a cigarette or chat, others in the street dodging scooters and pedicabs. Each in search of the next ‘must-visit’ location as dictated in […]

Folio.YVR Issue #2: Florence’s Antico Setificio Fiorentino Atelier Creates Luxury

Folio.YVR Issue #2: Florence’s Antico Setificio Fiorentino Atelier Creates Luxury

Beyond the iron gate at Via Bartolini n° 4, under the shadow of abundant wisteria, the Antico Setificio Fiorentino produces the finest silk fabric in Italy, perhaps in the world. As our town car departs, the Director of Communications for Stefano Ricci begins to graciously […]

Folio.YVR Issue #2: Philanthropy: Lambano Sanctuary & Dr Pavlou Foundation

Folio.YVR Issue #2: Philanthropy: Lambano Sanctuary & Dr Pavlou Foundation

In Gauteng, South Africa a team of twenty dedicated medically trained staff provide full-time care for children who live with life-limiting HIV and other threatening illnesses. Theirs is a calling of dedication and sacrifice to ensure the quality of treatment provided is the best that […]