In The Fast Lane With Casey Coker And The Maserati Club UAE

Casey Coker is a man of elegance and cars. So much so that his bespoke suit, made by Knights and Lords of Dubai, was designed to mimic the colors and lines of his black Maserati. A car aficionado he is, but a gentleman is how he stands out.

I sat down to dinner with Casey in Dubai Design District and discussed all the ways he incorporates his love of this elegant machine into his life.

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A Minute With Ferruccio Ferragamo

There is no secret our Founder and Editor in Chief is a fan and supporter of the Il Borro Franchise. When the Dubai Division of the Tuscan Bistro celebrated its first anniversary on January 10th, 2018 there was nowhere else The Pemberley wanted to be but to celebrate with friends for their amazing accomplishment for the concept that is Il Borro Tuscan Bistro Dubai. In attendance was of course our dear friend Piero Giglio, and the always elegant Salvatore and Vittoria Ferragamo representing their father, Ferruccio Ferragamo. A delicious press lunch toasting to the many achievements of the year and later, the party flowed with champagne and we were graced by the presence of the Alma Chula band who got all our feet moving!

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Adrian Hayes: The Last Adventurer

Usually, The Pemberley Magazine interviews men of business but when we were approached by Adrian’s PR representative we had to say yes to a meeting. Climbing, trekking, and mountainerring; and the great outdoors is a huge interest to many persons, especially one who has climbed Everest and the deadly K2. Please forgive us for the lack of bespoke suiting, he is after all a mountain man.

We sat down for tea at the Champagne Lounge and Tea Room in the Dukes Dubai Hotel. He asked for a mug of cappuccino. Unfortunately, the hotel was not able to accommodate our hero, as this is a five star establishment.

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Award-Winning Interiors In The Sky

Introduced to the amazing Interior Designs of Zen Interiors of Dubai over a year ago I was impressed with their work, finally sitting down with Merete Broen, the owner was a treat.

Merete invited me to a penthouse apartment in Elite Towers that they have just finished staging for the owners who are wishing to sell their piece of luxury in the sky.

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HouseClaire Blumenthal
Into The World's Finest Superyachts

In preparation for the Dubai International Boat Show 2018, let’s take a look at some of the finest and most luxurious superyachts that will be displayed there which will make you want to sail in one right away.

As you sit on a well-laid dining table for your breakfast, your private butler serves you your favourite macchiato while an ensuite chef freshly bakes some goat cheese croissants for you. Holding your coffee, you walk towards the deck to you see how far you’ve sailed on your superyacht. Surrounded in top-most luxury, yet so close to nature that you can feel the water tides, you find yourself sinking in a mood of relaxation with a pinch of thrill.

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LifestyleDiksha Vohra
The Majesty of Banyalbufar

Banyalbufar, located in the Sierra de Tramuntana, just 25 kilometers away from Palma de Mallorca was declared a World Heritage Site. It serves as an ideal place for hiking and cycling, serving as a starting point of a multitude of paths for nature lovers.

I found myself stranded on the Island of Mallorca, the largest of the Balearic Islands, off the coast of Spain, in the Mediterranean Sea. My friend had gotten sick and abandoned me. I was left to my own devices, so I took my little Samsonite wheeling suitcase and discovered a place lost in time.

A quick search on Google and a few of my favorite traveling apps showed me exactly how to get to this little village and where to stay.

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TravelClaire Blumenthal
Restaurant Review: Bice Dubai

The network of Bice restaurants spanning the world today began 90 years ago in Milano, Italy by Beatrice Ruggeri – also known as Bice. She was the first child of a family of 10, and so had to help her parents raise her young siblings almost as they were her own. They lived on a farm where all had to work on the land and help with all chores, so she learned a lot of things that would help her create her future. For years she was encouraged to open her "cucina" to the public as she was known for her extraordinary hospitality and personal warmth, and in 1926, when her husband Gino asked her to move to America with him where he had previously been to make good money, she decided that she would rather try a city like Milano so that she could stay close to her family. They agreed to open a "trattoria" – loosely translated as a friendly gathering place with a farm to table approach. With Bice in the kitchen and her brothers and sisters serving in the dining room, il Ristorante "Da Gino e Bice," or Bice as it would later be known, had a family feeling. The first customers said it was like being at the home of a friend, as Bice hoped they would.

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TravelClaire Blumenthal
Designer spotlight: Atelier WAEL X MINI

Born and raised in the fastest growing city in the world - Dubai, Wael Hussain stepped into the world of fashion in 2011.

Coming from a long family heritage involved in sartorial practices, it was his grandfather who started with dressing the noble of India during the days of the British Raj in the early 1900s. The eldest of the 7 sons moved to Dubai in the 1960s and continued the family tradition and soon after Wael's father joined, in the 1970s. Having dressed people for over 40 years, his reputation was well spoken of as he is often called out by the royal families of UAE and Qatar to tailors suits for occasions such as the Royal Ascot.

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StyleClaire Blumenthal
Restaurant Review: Vin Café

Located in the La Corte area of Il Borro in Tuscany, Vin Café is the perfect little spot for a light lunch or dinner. And most definitely the place to enjoy a bottle of wine at sunset.

The La Corte area is where the estate’s stables were once located. There is a big open area in between the buildings with green grass and statues that speak to the mind about wellness.

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TravelClaire Blumenthal
Breakfast Fit For Your Aunt Deborah

We’ve all had guests, we’ve all been guests. It’s either been a pleasure on both sides or uncomfortable for all! Morning time always turns out to be the most awkward time for guests. Maybe the bed is not what you’re used to, maybe you’re a senior and wake up earlier than you’re 20 years old hosts. To make morning easier always plan things out the night before. Let everyone’s schedules be known so people can wake up at the appropriate times and make sure your guest can find what he or she needs to get ready in the morning. Towels should be clearly displayed but maybe you forgot to replenish your conditioner stock in the guest bathroom.

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HouseClaire Blumenthal
Best of: Florence

Florence is a magical city located in Tuscany known for the arts. Explore the city with our new Director of Marketing and Communications, Niccolo Leone.

 

Beach Club

Though Florence is a landlocked city, people flock to the banks of the Arno river during the summer months to keep cool. Easy Living offers the perfect refuge from the heat shaded by massive coniferous trees and ventilated by a gentle breeze that follows the flow of the river. It boasts one of the most breathtaking locations to watch the sunset over the city while dining al-fresco and is a great place for a cocktail and live music.

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TravelClaire Blumenthal
How to Find a Good Tailor

The fit will make or break any look. But for the man who’s just starting to upgrade his wardrobe, and doesn’t have a reliable tailor on call yet, how can you tell a good shop from a bad one?

There are a few key things to look for, so here’s the rundown for picking out a tailor with whom you can build a lasting relationship!

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StyleYasin Valimulla