Bite-Size News: This Week’s Previews
Every week, The Sybarite collates its pick of the hottest luxury lifestyle news into bite-size chunks. In this week’s edition, we cover the opening of StreetXO in Mayfair, Dior’s artist collaboration, the new Lotus Evora Sport 410 and Burberry’s lavish Christmas campaign.
StreetXO opens in Mayfair
The Mayfair sister of the sought-after Madrid restaurant has finally opened. Founded by the eccentric chef David Muñoz of three-Michelin-starred Diver XO origins, the menu lists around 18 small plates, designed to be shared tapas-style.The dishes draw inspiration from European, Asian and South American cuisines, underpinned by a strong Mediterranean or East Asian influence.
Dior turns Lady Dior handbag style into collectors’ item via artist series
French atelier Christian Dior has recruited seven artists to reinterpret and leave their distinct mark on the Lady Dior top-handle handbag. The limited-edition Lady Dior Art collection will launch at the end of November in time for Art Basel Miami Beach to begin at the start of December. In addition to the handbag, the seven artists also put their own creative spin on Dior accessories such as evening clutches, key chains, scarves, bracelets and small leather goods.
Lotus Evora Sport 410 revealed
The stylish new Lotus Evora Sport 410 has a 0-60 mph time of 3.9 secs and a top speed of 190 mph. Following its Geneva debut, the new Lotus underwent an intense development programme, resulting in more power, large gains in aerodynamic efficiency and less weight. The car includes an evolutionary one-piece tailgate, recalibrated and tuned supercharged V6 engine and performance orientated wheels, tires and critical parts, including the new titanium exhaust.
Burberry kickstarts Christmas advertising with lavish three-minute clip
British luxury fashion house, Burberry, has released riveting clip entitled “The Tale of Thomas Burberry” to mark the beginning of the festive buying season. Directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Asif Kapadia, the clip feels like a trailer for a full-length film and stars a host of well-known actors, such as Domhall Gleeson, Sienna Miller , Dominic West and the current face of Burberry, Lily James.