Rtister Meets Joumana Soufi

I had the pleasure of being interviewed for a feature on Rtister.com, a global home for the savvy shopper who loves to own something contemporary, special, and unique. Based in London, Rtister nurtures and hones emerging designers and merges them with some of fashion’s most established names to create a global platform that showcases the very best in contemporary womenswear.

My feature is now available on Rtister, or you could check it out here! Don’t forget to shop a little and follow them on Instagram @Rtister

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My Sheena Sujan Barclay Tote

As one of the world’s most exclusive purveyors of luxury leather handbags and accessories, Sheena Sujan’s tradition of excellence shines through. Sheena Sujan, announced the release of her first collection last September 2013 in Los Angeles. Her leather goods are crafted in the same Italian province where the top global luxury brands have produced their accessories since the early 1900’s. Every Sheena Sujan design is constructed by expert artisans and masterfully cut and stitched together by hand, using only the finest Italian leathers and exotic skins. This heritage equates to an exquisite collection of simplistic-timeless elegance.

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I was so excited and lucky to be contacted by the designer, Sheena Sujan, herself, offering me one of her infamous Barclay totes in a color of my choice. I chose the camel brown, sent her office my shipping address, and waited.

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Few days after, I got a package delivered my the door, and I couldn’t wait to open it. I haven’t been familiar with the brand earlier to my communication with their team, however, with a bit of google, I was able to find amazing reviews on the quality and the designs. And I was not disappointed. The bag came in a beautiful black satin pouch with the Sheena Sujan emblem stamped on it in deep gold. The leather of the bag is clear to be of top-notch, fine skin, and the interior is made of what looks like gorgeous red chamoi.

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The details of the bag were of pure classic delicacy. The Sheena Sujan emblem, is the first little thing that caught my eyes while I unwrapped the tote. And I found the story behind that powerful emblem; The Sheena Sujan emblem is fabled in ancient history as a creature of regal beauty. The two-headed tiger stands strong; she’s the master of her own destiny, a legend in both the ancient and modern world. Her majesty and exclusivity foretell tales of royalty and might. A true representation of such a strong coming brand.

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I definitely wore the bag out the same night it arrived to its new home. It was a 9 degrees kind of freezing-cold night, so I styled it casually with my denim, and a salmon pink coat that covered a hundred layers under. I will be wearing out a lot and will share with you guys the different looks through my instagram page.

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For more details on the Sheena Sujan brand, visit her website, here, or check out her instagram page, here.

Como Hotels and Resorts Launch an Exclusive Luxury Week in Bhutan

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COMO Hotels and Resorts, which owns the Bhutanese lodges Uma by COMO, Paro and Punakha, Bhutan, has launched an exclusive seven-night adventure with flights to and from the Kingdom via private jet. The ‘Luxury Himalayan Escape’ is being offered in partnership with global aircraft charter specialist Chapman Freeborn – the only private charter broker with permission to fly in and out of Bhutan. As a result the package is the only of its kind. Chapman Freeborn is recognised worldwide as the leading provider of private air charter and is loved by VIPs for its attentive service and complete discretion.

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The all-inclusive, seven-night experience begins with arrival to Bhutan’s Paro airport via private jet. Depending on the departure point, guests are able to charter anything from a Cessna Citation light jet to a long range Gulfstream G450. The aircrafts are available with VIP configuration, the larger varieties offering luxurious bedroom and dining areas as well as cutting-edge in-flight entertainment.

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A travel cost for two in a mid-size jet chartered by Chapman Freeborn from Abu Dhabi, costs from USD 94,000 and from Dubai is USD 92,000. The cost is inclusive of the Luxury Himalayan Escape in a Como Villa for double occupancy.

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After a fast-track priority check-in, guests will spend four nights at Como’s Uma Paro lodge in the Paro Valley followed by three nights at Uma Punakha, further north in the Punakha Valley. Both properties feature breathtaking mountainside locations, interiors filled with Bhutanese artisanship and Como Shambhala Retreats for massages and other wellness treatments.

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The trip features full-board accommodation at both lodges as well as six-and-a-half days of privately guided hiking and day excursions to cultural landmarks such as the Punakha Dzong and the capital, Thimphu. All excursions will be accompanied by professional English-speaking Bhutanese guides and a personal butler at both hotels. Whitewater rafting on the Mo Chu river, a private conversation about Buddhism with local monks, and traditional Bhutanese welcome gifts and dances are also included, as well as a COMO Shambhala Massage and a Bhutanese hot stone bath for two. Guests can enjoy private yoga with a COMO Shambhala expert, and on their last night, a romantic fire-lit, four-course dinner for two with Champagne in the courtyard at Uma Paro.

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For more information and booking, please visit the following website, here, or contact:
e-mail: paxdxb@chapman-freeborn.com
telephone : +971 (0)4 206 7300

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