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What got us feeling really warm and fuzzy this edition are stories of home and hearth from the various personalities featured this edition. Our cover girl Tiara Shaw, who models Bvlgari Magnifica High Jewellery creations as gorgeous as her, tells us about the serendipity of meeting her husband Mark Shaw, and the joy she feels from devoting her time to her young family and her newfound passion of horse-riding. Benoit-Louis Vuitton takes us on an intimate tour of his history-steeped family home and atelier in Asnières; Kristina Blahnik talks about her inspiring and famous uncle Manolo Blahnik, and how they joined forces to take on the pandemic; and Sonia Cheng of her family-owned hospitality empire Rosewood Hotel Group sheds light on creating a home away from home for her guests. More on this topic is our feature on the amazing homes of some of the greatest artists who ever lived. The formidable fashion duo of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have also launched their first-ever D&G Casa furniture collection showcasing the traditional crafts of their talented countrymen. Back in Singapore, Sonia Ong has transformed an enigmatic century-old shophouse into Baroque House, a multi-purpose event space and art gallery. This issue, we make sure you too are well equipped to honour your loved ones with a wonderful line-up of gift ideas. For the really special folks in your life, look no further than our watches and jewellery section for the most lavish creations. Flora and fauna essentially come to life in our Metiers d’Art timepiece spread, as well as our report on Van Cleef & Arpels’ charming Lucky Animals clip collection. For culture vultures who are thinking of their next holiday, we propose visiting a revitalised Hong Kong for her new West Kowloon Cultural District or the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles.