MERCER KEEBLE PR APPOINTED BY CONTEMPORARY FINE JEWELLER ZAABEL

Boutique PR agency Mercer Keeble has been appointed by contemporary fine jeweller Zaabel to oversee their press office in the UK.  In addition, Zaabel is also seeking new retailers in the UK and Mercer Keeble will handle any retail and buyer requests.

Based in the USA, Zaabel was founded by design aficionados Hina Israr and Sooryia Tharayil to reflect their creative life force and individual personalities.  Zaabel was conceived as an anti-thesis to traditional jewellery and their mission is to create contemporary, sophisticated jewellery that reflects the multifaceted woman of today.

Zaabel’s collections are inherently delicate, even where the designs are contemporary and more bohemian. Timeless, one-off designs are hand fabricated in gleaming 18kt gold, caressing exquisite gemstones. The brand aesthetics reveal a flair for traditional techniques infused with modern artistic insights. Every piece is unique and is an expression of the glory of exceptional craftsmanship from their master craftsmen who bring the founders’ imagination to life.

There is much more to Zaabel’s jewellery making than simple metal-smithing. Their artisans translate mesmerizing concepts into three-dimensional forms with unrivalled finesse bringing their vision to life with dedication and meticulous expertise. Zaabel jewellery making encompasses fine techniques such as enamelling, gemstone stone inlay, gemstone wrapping and different techniques in setting of gemstones.

Founders Hina and Sooryia add “As designers, the allure of our creations hinge on craftsmanship. While our designs are fuelled by inspirations and are given wings by imagination; craftsmanship expresses the glory of our creations. In fact, Design and Craftsmanship are like Yin and Yang. A delicate balance between the two is required to attain a Masterpiece.”

For more information or to view the full collections please visit the website www.zaabel.com.

 

Say I Do With Polina Magiy’s Bridal Shoe Collection

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. Shoe designer Polina Magiy has a bridal style for every bride or wedding guest this season.

As a bride, picking out your wedding shoes is no easy task. You must ensure they are comfortable enough to spend all day and night in, beautiful enough to pair with the dress of your dreams and the kind of shoe you will wear and love forever.  

Walking in a pair of Polina Magiy shoes is akin to walking on feathers.  Thanks to her many years of shoe design expertise, alongside detailed research and development, Polina has created the double cushion padding to give you the comfort you need for a long day on your feet, from walking down the aisle to dancing the night away!

The Lilian T-Bar in white (£485) is the perfect bridal shoe – made from sumptuous Italian stain and embellished with sparkling glitter, this classic T-bar also has exquisite detailing on the heel. A truly stunning shoe, it will make any bride feel like a princess on her big day.

The Eva in dark blue (£365) will fit in to your wedding day as both something new and blue; also available in a beautiful pink, it is the perfect shoe for any blushing bride. With a slightly lower stiletto height these will make sure your first dance is an easy affair.

For a slightly more modern take on the traditional wedding shoe, the Eva in silver or turquoise (£450) will add a very chic edge to your special day. With smooth, metallic leather, contrasting piping and a sleek pointed toe and slim stiletto heel, these shoes are not for the shy bride.

Polina also offers a stunning array of shoe options for your bridal party and wedding guests online https://polinamagiy.com/. Polina Magiy’s range is also available to shop from boutiques around the world including in London, Moscow and Limassol.

 

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Artist Charlotte Posner Launches New Makeup Bag Collection

The launch of the new range of makeup bags by artist Charlotte Posner is the perfect excuse to treat yourself to a beauty update.   Each adorned with Charlotte’s vivacious and vibrant art illustrations, these luxe leather bags are pure eye candy and are guaranteed to add a little joy to your every day routine.

The Charlotte Posner large cosmetic bag (€69.95) is the perfect size for organising your own artist’s palette of makeup essentials.  Hand crafted from durable black leather it features a zip top closure with a cute red lipstick charm and comes with an exclusive dust bag.  Making a fabulous duo, display your makeup brushes and eyeliners like a pro with the co-ordinating leather case for your brushes and makeup pencils (€49.95).  Instantly find your go-to tools whether it’s a gym day, or just another manic Monday.

The striking striped make-up bag is also handmade from butter soft, smooth black and white leather (€65.95). It is luxuriously printed with an array of Charlotte’s gorgeously painted, curvaceous Pop Dolls, each depicting some her favourite beauty products.  This bag too has a vintage gold zip closure which is finished with a lipstick charm.  The water-resistant lining will avoid any thrills and spills in your handbag and also makes it easy to clean.

Charlotte’s fabulous makeup Pop Doll artwork also features her glamorously made up ladies and makes the perfect addition for any beauty fanatic too.  This numbered limited edition print comes beautifully framed and ready to hang in your home (€95).

The new makeup bag collection will be available to purchase now from Brown Thomas’s flagship store in Dublin and will be available online from May 2019.  They are guaranteed to look just as stylish in your bathroom cabinet as they do in your handbag.

https://www.brownthomas.com/brands/charlotte-posner

 

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Introducing A New Concept in Portuguese Wine Tasting – One Hour Wine – 14 Regions … 342 Varieties … One Hour

Visitors to Portugal will know that this fantastic country offers some of the most interesting food in Europe, and produces amazing and unusual wines. But whilst most restaurant menus will come with an English translation of the dishes, the wine list never does. 

What do you do if you don’t know your Aragonês from your Tinta Roriz?*  Newcomers to Lisbon may well find themselves confused by an unpronounceable or unfamiliar wine list or poleaxed by the Portuguese language.  Portugal has more than a dozen distinct wine producing regions and an incredible diversity of wine styles - not to mention a huge number of unique and fascinating grape varieties. Unsurprisingly, the Portuguese make some of the finest and most interesting wines in the world. But it's never been easy to navigate a national wine list this extensive.  Until now…

An exciting new concept in wine tasting, One Hour Wine, which launches this month, provides the answer to decoding a Portuguese wine list.  Unlocking the secrets to the wonderful world of Portuguese wine, viticulturist and skilled winemaker Miles Edlmann takes you on a one hour guided tasting tour of Portuguese wines from one end of the country to the other, via the Islands; from the Algarve to Vinho Verde.  In just one hour you can discover how to read a wine list like an expert, learn which regions and grape varieties you like most, from Alfrocheiro to Zé do Telheiro, and match the wine perfectly with the food on the menu. 

One Hour Wine runs a series of pop-up wine courses in Lisbon and beyond, all of which include professionally guided tastings of key wines, that will tell you everything you need to know about Portugal's fascinating wine culture and turn you into an instant expert.

The One Hour Wine interactive, stand-alone wine course provides you with all the tools you need in order to know exactly what to expect from any bottle.  In short, One Hour Wine teaches you how to read a wine list like a local.  This unmissable experience uses slides, film, handouts and plenty of wine tasting (of course) to focus on three main areas:

·       Discover Portugal's 14 wine producing regions and their different wine styles.

·       Understand the star grape varieties from each region, and what they contribute to a wine's identity.

·       Suggested food and wine pairings for popular dishes.

Obviously, it's not all talk - questions are very much encouraged.  During the course you will also taste and discuss a range of wines specially chosen to illustrate key characteristics of the grapes and regions, guided by your professional winemaker (who may even have made some of these amazing wines himself!).

“Miles really knows the vineyards, grapes and wines of Portugal. His attention to detail is second to none. He is passionate about his subject, communicating his considerable knowledge with eloquence and enthusiasm. You are sure to learn about Portuguese wines from Miles.”

Richard Mayson – author Port and the Douro, Madeira: the Islands and their Wines, The Wines and Vineyards of Portugal, www.richardmayson.com

“There is no one better equipped to paint the Portuguese wine picture for you than Miles.  A great raconteur, palate and technical wine specialist, he will be happy to share his vast knowledge with one and all, leaving his charges with a complete picture of Portuguese wine culture and its vinous landscape.”

Matthew Jukes – Daily Mail, MoneyWeek, www.matthewjukes.com

“Miles has an incredible knowledge of Portugal’s wine regions and its wines. He is also an excellent communicator and often approaches his subject from unusual and humorous angles, but he is always extremely well informed and intelligent.”

Paul Symington – Decanter Man of the Year

A One Hour Wine session starts from €20 per person.  For upcoming events in Lisbon and to sign up for your place visit the website at http://www.onehourwine.pt.  

One Hour Wine also offers private events for groups which can be tailored to your exact preferences.  Whether you wish to explore a particular style of wine or grape, or focus on and even compare specific regions or varieties, Miles can create a unique, personalised experience to satisfy the most curious of wine buffs.  A One Hour Wine session also makes an ideal addition to a private dinner party, birthday or pre-wedding celebration, for hen and stag weekends and for corporate entertaining, including away days and team building events.  One Hour Wine can also come to you – anywhere in Portugal.**

To learn more and book your place visit http://www.onehourwine.pt.

*BTW - it is the same grape variety, of course! Aragonês in the south, Tinta Roriz in the north and also known as Tempranillo across the border in Spain.

**At additional cost.

 

ABOUT MILES EDLMANN: 

Miles Edlmann has lived in Portugal all his life, where his family has been growing grapes and making wine for over 150 years. He studied viticulture at the University of Adelaide, where he graduated top of his class, and then stayed on to qualify as a winemaker too.

Since then he has amassed nearly 20 years of top-end experience in the Portuguese wine industry, in the vineyards and the wineries of some of the oldest, largest and most prestigious wine companies in the country. At one point he found himself managing an area of vineyard equivalent to one third of all the vines in England.

As a winemaker he has produced three wines scoring 97 points (including from the Wine Spectator) and won the International Wine Challenge Single Quinta Vintage Port Trophy.

Much sought-after as a wine communicator, he trained the visitor centre guides who won Best of Wine Tourism from Great Wine Capitals.  He has three publications to his name, two scientific and one seminal article debunking the myth of organic viticulture.  He holds the WSET Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Wines and Spirits.

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