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Luxtofair 2011 in Kuala Lumpur

Targeted at a luxury travel market, the Lifestyle & Luxury Tourism Fair 2011 styles itself the first high-end event in its part of the world. Everything from luxury golf vacations to yachts will be on offer at the event, which also includes workshops and stage performances.

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French houses honored at French fragrance awards

The French fragrance foundation awarded its annual prizes exclusively to local brands last week. Its main awards for best fragrance of the year went to Yves Saint Laurent’s Belle d’Opium, in women’s perfumes and Bleu de Chanel in the men’s category. All other winning brands, including Lancôme, Hermès, or Biotherm, also hail from France.

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British parliament could become wedding venue

The buildings housing the British parliament could host wedding receptions and open their restaurants to the public under plans unveiled on Tuesday. A cross-party committee of lawmakers even suggested that the historic Westminster Hall, where king Charles I was tried and Winston Churchill was laid in state, could be hired out for private functions at [...]

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Chanel’s cruise collection: highlights

Celebrities including Vanessa Paradis, Blake Lively, and Rachel Bilson looked on as Karl Lagerfeld showed his annual Croisière collection at the Hotel du Cap in Antibes on the French Riviera on May 9.

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The Tale of a Fairy by Karl Lagerfeld

For anyone whose invitation to Chanel’s resort show in the South of France on May 9 got lost in the mail, its creative head Karl Lagerfeld will release a new short film, showcasing the cruise collection in a dramatic surrounding. A teaser released May 5 depicts “friends of the House” including French actress Anna Mouglalis, [...]

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Prince of Monaco’s wedding

Monaco’s Prince Albert II and Charlene Wittstock, his South African swimming champion fiancee, are to get married in Monte Carlo’s millionaire’s playground in a civil ceremony on July 1 followed by a religious ceremony the following day. Monarchs and heads of state can watch the marriage itself within the palace while 3,500 less privileged guests [...]

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