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Japanese gift-wrapping: Lesson 6
If you wish for a steady stride to navigate the challenges of the coming year, the Bally curling boot might help to get the message across. This heritage footwear design comes in an equally elegant box. Affirm your gratitude by wrapping it in a beautiful fabric square, known as furoshiki.
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Japanese gift-wrapping: Lesson 5
If you’re looking to up your wrap game this year, we recommend furoshiki – a Japanese approach that’s stood the test of time for centuries. This cotton square is especially handy when wrapping soft or oddly shaped gifts. For an indulgent bundle, we suggest Arpenteur wool jacket, soft corduroy De Bonne Facture trousers and a cosy beanie from Organics Basics. Your loved ones deserve a treat.Find your perfect gift at The Monocle Shop.
Japanese gift-wrapping: Lesson 4
Christmas is best enjoyed through a child’s eyes, so remember to add a touch of cheer and enchantment among those practical gifts. This original Viennese snow globe, with Monocle’s mascot Monochan at its centre, will do the job nicely. Let it snow.Find your perfect gift at The Monocle Shop.
Japanese gift-wrapping: Lesson 3
No other country has refined the ritual of gift-giving as much as Japan. Get inspired with our nifty wrapping tricks to deliver ‘The Monocle Book of Japan’ in style. This beautiful tome unpacks the nation in a multitude of ways: from design and hospitality to transport and business.Find your perfect gift at The Monocle Shop.
Japanese gift-wrapping: Lesson 2
Our notebook collection produced in collaboration with German fine stationery purveyor Leuchtturm1917 comes in a variety of sizes, colours and styles. Stop by Dufourstrasse 90, our Zürich headquarters, to adorn the pretty linen covers with gold embossing – a thoughtful touch that’s sure to delight the new owner.Find your perfect gift at The Monocle Shop.
Japanese gift-wrapping: Lesson 1
Many of us are planning to stay closer to home this Christmas, so make sure your loved ones have plenty of reading material. A Monocle magazine subscription and the inaugural issue of our stylish sister publication ‘Konfekt’ will keep you entertained and inspired well after the holiday season.Find your perfect gift at The Monocle Shop.
Copenhagen: healthy city growth
The concept of kolonihave, a blissful combination of an allotment and a summer house, has shaped Danish cities since the late 17th century. Today, avid growers convene in these colonies to find a peaceful place to commune with nature as well as a community of diverse characters.
A knack for managing milieu in Munich
The environment in which we entertain reflects our personality and offers our guests a personalised glimpse into our lives. German product designer Stefan Diez invites friends to his studio in Munich for a rare look behind the scenes of the operation that has made him one of the world’s most sought after design talents. The LG SIGNATURE Rollable OLED TV helps to redefine this creative space into an extraordinary party venue at the touch of a button. Find out how to become the consummate host with LG SIGNATURE in our five-part “The art of hosting” series.
A nose for the right wine in Tuscany
An invitation to one of James Suckling’s soirées at his Tuscan villa is a rare treat. An influential wine critic, Suckling’s approach to choosing wine is characteristically considered. He will often theme the evening by grape, country or wine style but also might present wines based on the mood or the tastes of people attending. Correct storage of any vintage is incredibly important. The LG SIGNATURE Wine Cellar allows variable control of temperature, humidity, vibration and light levels. Find out how to become the consummate host with LG SIGNATURE in our five-part “The art of hosting” series.
A refined feast in the heart of London
Bringing guests into the kitchen is an ideal way to involve them. Bertie de Rougemont – founder of London’s chicest catering company, Cellar Society – certainly knows a thing or two about hosting. When he’s entertaining for friends, de Rougemont favours the smell of home cooking and perfectly chilled cocktails to get them in the mood. The InstaView™ Door-in-Door® display on the LG SIGNATURE Refrigerator also adds some drama when entertaining in the kitchen – once experienced there is no going back. Find out how to become the consummate host with LG SIGNATURE in our five-part “The art of hosting” series.
A light touch in the Spanish Pyrenees
Setting the mood for an evening of drinks and dinner is best achieved through the careful lighting of one’s surroundings. Javier Marset – co-owner of Catalan lighting company, Marset – favours the low glow of directional illumination and a casual atmosphere to put guests at ease when visiting his modern retreat in the mountains. The fastest way to freshen up after a long day on the slopes is to use the LG SIGNATURE Washer/Dryer Combo; its TWINWash and Dual Control features will save valuable time before guests arrive. Find out how to become the consummate host with LG SIGNATURE in our five-part “The art of hosting” series.
A flair for gathering friends in Paris
The first step in hosting is putting together a guest list: a delicate operation that requires diplomacy and some social engineering. Daphné Hézard, founder and editor in chief of Regain magazine – a French journal about countryside, agriculture and farming – takes an editorial approach by drawing up a large list and whittling it down to an ideal collection of diverse personalities. To achieve a clean and serene environment for both making your list and welcoming guests, choose the LG SIGNATURE Smart Wi-fi Enabled Air Purifier. Find out how to become the consummate host with LG SIGNATURE in our five-part “The art of hosting” series.
All around the table: big screen in Los Angeles
Under the starry sky in Hollywood, we meet Rooftop Cinema Club founder Gerry Cottle Jr to talk about the enduring appeal of simple get-togethers and how public spaces in busy cities can become our living rooms.
All around the table: wine in La Rioja
This Spanish region is home to many large-scale producers, but at Castillo de Cuzcurrita things are done differently. Vintner Ana Martin Onzain unveils how their aged wines – grown and made exclusively in this small village – bring people together.
All around the table: hideaway in the Netherlands
Nestled in a national park near Dalfsen, Lemelerberg Lodge is the place to slow down from a busy lifestyle. Co-founders Marianne Maat and Lucienne Dunnewijk show us how to create a sense of welcome with soft lighting, natural materials and their handmade wares.
All around the table: deli dipping in London
Hanna Geller and Jeremy Coleman of Building Feasts take us on a tour around their favourite London food shops and pick up supplies on the way to put their effortless hosting skills into practice.
Marrakech, Tangier + Casablanca: The Monocle Travel Guide
Marrakech can be full of dirty details but exploring Morocco is just fine at 90km/h. Take out some cash and jump in.Available now at The Monocle Shop.