The Audi Q4 E-Tron is set to arrive on April 2021

Audi has aspirations in the luxury electric-vehicle marketplace, and the 2022 Q4 and Q4 Sportback SUVs will double the size of the company’s EV-centric e-tron lineup. Smaller than the mid-size e-tron SUV, the Q4 siblings sit on a footprint similar to the gasoline-powered Q5 crossover. Two electric motors deliver standard all-wheel…

The Best Hotel Openings in 2021

After months of closed doors and battened hatches, it’s a pleasant feeling to look ahead for hotel openings. Spring arrives and with it we have new hotels ready to be filled with local and international tourists, looking for fresh air, fun, relaxation or even a…

Digital Payments are Driving Saudi Arabia Expansion in 2021

Network International, the UAE-based digital payment processor, is pushing ahead with its expansion into Saudi Arabia this year, once pandemic-related restrictions are eased. “We remain excited by the opportunity in Saudi Arabia, which is one of the largest payments markets in the MEA (Middle East…

How Technology is Reshaping Luxury Retail in 2021

Millennials and Generation Z consumers are driving 85% of the global luxury sales growth. While older shoppers have traditionally been the growth engine of luxury sales, affluent Millennials and Generation Z customers now represent over 30 percent of all luxury spending. These younger affluent shoppers…

The Technological Revolution of the Art World

NFTs, or non-fungible tokens. NFTs—digital tokens tied to assets that can be bought, sold and traded—are enabling artists to profit from their work more easily than ever. “At first, I didn’t know if it was trustworthy or legit,” says Jazmine Boykins, a 20-year-old American digital artist, who…

Bulgari’s Iconic Serpenti Handbag is Back

Mary Katrantzou is the latest designer to rethink Bulgari’s sensual Serpenti Forever collection. The Greek-born, London-based fashion designer, celebrated for her colorful profusion of prints, brings her joyful design aesthetic to the Serpenti Metamorphosis bag, the Serpenti Metamorphosis Handle bag and the Serpenti Metamorphosis minaudière. ‘I wanted to…

Desigual celebrates a decade of collaboration

Desigual celebrates a decade of collaboration with Monsieur Christian Lacroix Desigual and renown French fashion designer Christian Lacroix have just reached 10 years of collaboration and to celebrate it they present the Spring- Summer 2021 anniversary collection entitled Desigual x Monsieur Christian Lacroix Forever. Their…