The act of seduction, and the acts of romance, has never played better than in the hands of Cartier. If Cartier was alive today, he would be the ideal lover, companion, husband and bon vivant. Let’s first set the scene in Italy—a land of plenty. In his latest mise en scène, where high jewellery is at stake, he entices you by whisking you away to the sunny shores of Florence—vibrant in culture, food, wine and heritage. In the summer months when the Tuscan air is rich with the sound of birds and the smell of ripening vines, the stunning Villa Reale di Marlia sets the scene for high jewellery. Think impressive 17th century architecture set against verdant stretches of nature and flora. A palace of terracotta walls and green shutters amidst the beautiful and lush hills of Tuscany. As you amble the grounds, your heels clipping the cobblestones and echoing in the cool, dark grotto, it feels as if you’ve stumbled upon Cartier’s best artisanal crafts with the poetic sight of musicians and dancers celebrating your finds.
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And there lunch awaits, with four enchanting maidens, dressed in pistachio green gowns, playing classical music as you nibble on the freshest greens and light poached salmon at your private canopy beside a sculptured pond. Satiated—you proceed to the main stage of seduction—the high jewels. Within the walls of the stunning villa, this Renaissance palazzo, that once attracted princesses, emperors, artists and VIP’s from all over the world, is now privately open for you to ogle wide- eyed at the splendours of the world’s best jewels and gems.
Called Le Voyage Recommencé, this exquisite collection