Monday, October 5, 2009

ABC Wednesday: L is for Luxury

Quanta Computer is the largest notebook computer ODM manufacturer in the world. The vice-chairman of the company has three lovely daughters. One day, one of the daughter told the father that she had an idea of opening a coffee shop. Several years and 300 millions US$ later, they opened the most luxurious shopping center in Taiwan, Bella Vita, in September. The building was completely built by marble. The lower building is three stories high and houses the shopping center. The taller building contains spa and private club.

The shopping center has the most prestigious stores from Europe. Some of the stores have private viewing room and the shopping center provides valet parking for its VIP customers. But when we visited the place two weeks ago, only a few shops were ready for business. The grand central hall with its marvelous skylight was packed with curious visitors just came to admire the most luxurious shopping center in Taipei.

At the side entrance, we photographed the window of this expensive dinnerware store. You can barely see Grace in the picture. The blue reflection on the top is the reflection of the ceiling of the side entrance.

Van Cleef & Arpels is the very prestigious jeweler from Paris. It brought some of the best of its collections for the opening. One diamond ring worths over US$3 million was sold on the first day.

Here is the set of "Jardin d'Extrême Orient" from the new "Les Jardins" collection of Van Cleef & Arpels.

Apparently Far East is recovering economically faster than the rest of world.

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12 comments:

Grace Olsson said...

Grace and Bradley..

wow...very nice building and....the necklace is wonderful...hahahahhaha
great shot, also.
have a nice day , dear
graceolsson.com/blog

Riet said...

That must be a very special shopping centre. NIce pictures.
Thank you for visiting
Have a nice day
Riet
The Netherlands

Reader Wil said...

Great photos, Grace and Bradley! I have never seen such an impressive and beautiful shopping centre! I see a Dutch name on the shopwindow: van Cleef!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Wow, it seems that in the US malls are struggling but elsewhere they are really doing well. Maybe the US needs to build malls as beautiful as the one you posted about.

Janie said...

Wow, that's just an amazing mall. Shopping there would be fun and luxurious.

hip chick said...

Oh my that is very luxurious.

Mara said...

Who says there's an economic crisis going on?

photowannabe said...

That's an amazing shopping mall. Thewindow dresser should check out his candelabra though. The one candle is going to fall from the heat. Great shots.

Sylvia K said...

Started out as an idea for a coffee shop, huh? Incredible! Really magnificent! Nothing like expanding ones ideas! Terrific shots!

Have a great day!

Sylvia

Martha in PA said...

That is an awesome "L"! Luxury, who doesn't dream of shopping in a place like that... but after all that did she get a coffee shop?

Thanks for stopping by my Lego post!

ArneA said...

:)
And still someone believe Norway is the best country to live in in the World
no Luxury here
:)

Roger Owen Green said...

Well, I suppose that coffee shop (PLUS) was a daddy's sign of LOVE. It's LOVELY to be sure; is she happy?

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