A wind of change

Here, the art of living is given pride of place. Artists' portraits, contemporary furnishings, decorative items, beauty products and restaurants meet everypossible desire.

For year-end festivities, Diptyque presents a varied collection of gifts combining little gems with exceptional, more exclusive items. For dining, this store at 34 boulevard Saint-Germain proposes a table set in dark blue enamel, scattered with stars and letters for fans of riddles ! Between luxury and fantasia. www.diptyqueparis.com

From December 15th to January 9th, Chanel is celebrating its legendary perfumes in festive style on the occasion of a one-off exhibition at the Grand Palais Éphémère. Entitled "Le Grand Numéro de Chanel", this original experience will consist of an immersive tour, with visitors invited to follow their lucky stars, try their luck or become part of the legend ! Sur inscription uniquement : www.grand-numero.chanel.com

Such is the name of this real light sculpture designed by Les Ateliers Alain Ellouz Paris. Illustrating an unprecedented creative process combining formal research and technical prowess, this cylinder of alabaster swings between vertical and horizontal : contemporary art and design. www.atelier-alain-ellouz.com

Following renovation of its historic boutique on Rue François 1er, then the launch of a boutique in Le Marais, Courrèges has pursued its expansion in Paris with inauguration of a showcase on the Left Bank. On two floors, this bright, streamlined space presents Courrèges essentials, as well as new pieces from the winter fashion show collection. Paris 6e. 1, place Michel Debré. (01 57 96 78 30)

A collection of "haute joaillerie", the Ocean line is the result of collaboration between the Parisian firm Place Vendôme and Monaco Brands, an organization run by the State of Monaco. Requiring a full year's work, Ocean creations highlight the beauty of marine fauna and flora, especially the jellyfish, described by Monaco's Institute of Oceanography as the "New lord of the seas". www.placevendome.com

Solely available from the Lalique boutique, this extra-large version of the famous Bacchante vase comes in the colour gold. A spectacular limited edition of 90 pieces. Collectors be warned… 29.000 €. www.lalique.com

Omega has lifted the veil from the third generation of its "Collection De Ville Prestige". Symbolizing refined classicism, this line perfectly balanced between traditional watchmaking and modern esthetics remains a worldwide success. www.omegawatches.com

As if woven in gold thread, this dazzling box of marvels announces solar festivals. It contains 23 sprays of 10 ml including 5 luxurious, ultra-concentrated Nectars. On top, Number 24 hides an exclusive 30 ml edition of the new offering for 2022 : Soleil Passion. An invitation to bask in the wonderful world of M.Micallef insider perfumes. (245 €) www.parfumsmicallef.com

To celebrate year-end festivities, Le Ritz Paris has unveiled three majestic candles in white porcelain unfurling timeless fragrances. Ideal for scenting and decorating noble interiors in all delicacy, they bear the emblems of the palatial hotel : a key, swan and sun. A charming gift idea. (295 € - 380 g). En vente au concept store du Ritz Paris. 15, place Vendôme. www.ritzparis.com

Staging a sensitive, poetic dialogue between the works of two exceptional artists - Claude Monet (1840 - 1926) and Joan Mitchell (1925 - 1992), this exhibition-event at the Louis Vuitton Foundation will present their respective perceptions when facing the same scene, in particularly immersive formats. Jusqu’au 27 février 2023. www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr

Ulysse Nardin's "Freak" collection embarks on a new orbit with the "Freak S" in titanium and gold. In a limited edition of 75 pieces, this hi-tech UFO timepiece has opted to mesmerize devoted fans with the very first self-winding twin oscillator with differential mechanism. 123.000 €. www.ulysse-nardin.com

Exiting the Boucheron workshops for the first time in 1968, the "Serpent Bohème" collection has travelled through the years with real panache. For this winter, the jeweller proposes its "Solarité" version with daring pieces of intense radiance. Creoles are XXL, ear-rings play on asymmetry and unfurl behind the ear, spectacular necklaces offer many motifs. An ultra-creative collection ! www.boucheron.com

The exhibition entitled "Résonance, Jean-Michel Basquiat et l’Univers Kongo" is a one-of-a-kind aesthetic experiment inviting visitors to be guided by emotion, faced by the dialogue it creates between works by Basquiat (1960-1988) and powerful Nkisi Nkondi figures from the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren, Belgium.Jusqu’au 19 novembre. Galerie Gradiva. Paris 7e. 9, quai Voltaire. www.galeriegradiva.com

The Parisian agency of interior architecture and decoration, Pinto unveils an exclusive collection of furniture created in partnership with Italian designer Stefano Pilati, former Artistic Director for Yves Saint Laurent. In this elegant collection, an arty bronze armchair stands out for its stunning drapes, in a limited edition of only eight pieces. 45.000 €. www.pinto.design

Embodying an exquisite form of handcrafted luxury, the Casarialto studios constantly experiment on untrodden ground. The result is extreme refinement in items for the home, such as new vases for the Cotiso collection made of Murano glass adorned with colourful pieces of glass, signed by Catherine and Martino Signoretto. 2.150 €. www.casarialto.it

Revolving around a fruity pomegranate offering a heady splash on the skin, "Soleil Passion" is the new "eau de parfum" signed M. Micallef. Rare in perfumery, the pomegranate is a symbol of vitality. Boosted by mandarin, roses from Grasse, strawberries, lily-of-the-valley, sandalwood and musk, this sun-blessed potion is a high-vitamin cocktail of intense sensuality.

Offering top-notch Swiss cosmetic care, the "Elixir des Glaciers" appears in its new attire, creative and audacious. In a limited and numbered edition of 500 pieces, this presentation set in Pop colours contains a trio of treatments : the "Source des Glaciers" (radiance lotion), "Sève des Glaciers" (luminous daytime complex) and "Nectar des Glaciers" (night repair complex). 3.500 €. www.lamaisonvalmont.com

Whether sunny souvenirs from Oran or Marrakesh, objects collected by Pierre Bergé or accessories designed by Loulou de la Falaise, gold was always a source of artistic inspiration throughout the career of Yves Saint Laurent. Through dresses, accessories, showcase items, jewellery etc, this exhibition explores the theme of gold as an echo to the remarkably sunny aura of this brilliant designer. Du 14 octobre au 14 mai 2023. Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris. Paris 16e. 5, avenue Marceau. (01 44 31 64 00)

On the strength of its huge success in London and the USA, the Schumacher brand of home fabrics and decor has just launched its first showroom in France at the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Harmoniously balanced between classic elegance and cheerful energy, this iconic signature founded in 1889 in New York will undoubtedly make its mark on smart French interiors. Paris 6e. 9, rue Jacob. www.fschumacher.eu

Inspired by her native Morocco and childhood memories, painter-artist Nadia Chellaoui presents her latest collection of leather bags and hold-alls blending Moroccan culture, Cubism and a passion for colour. All made by hand. À partir de 490 €. www.nadiachellaoui.com