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Repêchage

Repêchage

In the 1970′s Lydia Sarfati, CEO and Founder of Sarkli- Repêchage, Ltd., discovered the renewing and healing powers of seaweed.  Based on her research, Sarfati founded Repêchage Skin Care in 1980, pioneering the use of organic, sustainably-harvested seaweed to benefit skin all around the world.  Through her work, Sarfati found that seaweed contained a high concentration of powerful ingredients, including 12 vitamins and minerals, 42 trace elements, and 18 amino acids which are...

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Baratti & Milano

Baratti & Milano

Baratti & Milano, with its confectionery shop in the heart of old Turin, has reached the milestone of its 150th anniversary. Not only are there very few companies that have remained in business for such a long period, but in addition, Baratti & Milano has often played an active part in the history of Turin, and it has inspired many trends and customs in the world of confectionery. In 1858, the company’s founders, Ferdinando Baratti and Edoardo Milano, decided to open a...

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Le Bon Marché

Le Bon Marché

Le Bon Marché group encompasses three main activities: department stores with Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche and Franck et Fils on rue de Passy in Paris, acquired in 1994; fine foods with La Grande Epicerie de Paris; and real estate, with 23 500 square meters of rental buildings. Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche was founded in 1852 by Aristide Boucicaut in a building designed by architect Louis-Auguste Boileau. The building was expanded in 1896, with Gustave Eiffel as technical consultant. Le Bon...

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Oliver Sweeney

Oliver Sweeney

Oliver Sweeney is a young company drawing on a deep well of experience. Since it was founded in 1989 it has walked its own path with a fine eye for sharp but always comfortable footwear. Built around our unique Anatomical Last, which mimics as accurately as possible the profile of the human foot, our shoes have always looked right on the money without slavishly following the short-lived vagaries of fashion trends. Oliver Sweeney ran away from home to London when he was aged 16 and lived on the...

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The Balmoral

The Balmoral

The Balmoral is a unique and contemporary luxury five-star Rocco Forte property set in the heart of Edinburgh. While many Edinburgh hotels claim to have Edinburgh’s landmarks on their doorstep, few can say their doorstep is a landmark. With its majestic clock tower, the hotel plays an important role in the city’s skyline, visible from miles from the city centre. Located on the world-famous Princes Street, next to Waverley Station, The Balmoral is close to the leading luxury department...

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Timorous Beasties

Timorous Beasties

Noted for surreal and provocative textiles and wallpapers, design studio Timorous Beasties was founded in Glasgow in 1990 by Alistair McAuley and Paul Simmons, who met studying textile design at Glasgow School of Art. The name ‘Timorous Beasties’ is taken from the poem To a Mouse by Scotland’s much-celebrated poet, Robert Burns. Timorous Beasties’ work can be seen as a wayward take on the often ‘twee’ world of textiles, with heavily illustrative insects, triffid-like...

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