In a world that’s increasingly moving toward the mass-produced, take time to admire the artistry behind traditional tiles, bespoke suits, high jewellery, handcrafted furniture, small-batch cheeses and much more.
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend—but so are emeralds, amethysts and baroque pearls. A treasure trove of rare, intricately hand-worked jewels takes centre stage at Four Seasons Hotel New York.
What could possibly be more satisfying than seeing the smile on a friend’s or loved one’s face when you’ve picked the perfect gift? We’ve gathered 10 inspired ideas.
The colourful ceramic tiles that embellish the city of Lisbon reflect a rich tradition of Portuguese craftsmanship. Here’s where to see—and buy—the best examples of these artistic adornments.
Inspired as a boy to build things that last, Frank Pollaro devoted his life to fashioning exceptional woods into museum-quality furniture. He describes the consuming drive that helped him carve his niche.
These handmade cashmere scarves are light as a whisper—but heavy on style.
A night on the town, an evening at the opera … up your wow factor with a hand-embellished clutch.
Beirut-based designer Elie Saab, who as a child sewed dresses for his sisters, is now fashioning exquisite handmade gowns for clients worldwide.
These cameo creations put a fresh face on a traditional art.
A beautiful bouquet deserves a special vessel.
Temple St. Clair Carr’s journey from Italian education to global brand.
Refresh your toilette with these small-production perfumes and potions.
This fine handmade stationery brings satisfaction to sender and recipient alike.
Adorn wrists or fingers with handwrought silver that makes a shining statement.
Jon Green explains why bespoke menswear is cut from a different cloth.
With a focus on personalisation and fine workmanship, these eyewear artisans can craft spectacles that truly fit your face.
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Drink it with Asian cuisine, drink it with light European dishes—just don’t drink it hot.
Cairo’s Alef Gallery has a beautiful mission—its in-house artisans work to revive the tradition of high-quality Egyptian handicrafts.
Not relishing the ride on your current bike? Consider this tale of two handmade bicycles.
From mild and buttery to pleasantly piquant, these small-batch handcrafted cheeses are ripe for the savouring.
A look at the extraordinary craftsmanship that goes into Audemars Piguet’s Jules Audemars Grande Complication watch.
In Mendocino County, California, Germain-Robin distills spirits that some experts have called “the world’s best liquor.”
From the traditional souk to the fashion-forward Guéliz district, these 10 boutiques offer shoppers a singular look at the city’s style.
Four Seasons Resort Marrakech is the perfect complement to one of the world’s most exotic and enchanting cities.
Marine biologist Guy Stevens is working to protect manta rays in the Maldives—and guests are invited to contribute to his important research.
Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore offers a resort-style experience on the city’s historic waterfront in the dynamic Harbor East neighbourhood.
In a restored 19th-century landmark, the new Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg invites you to live like Russian royalty.
From custom golf club fitting in Dallas to yoga by torchlight in Bali, Four Seasons is reinventing the travel experience.
Four Seasons Concierges recommend the best shops for crafts, best local artisanal foods and best hands-on creative experiences in their respective locations.
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