Luxury Now: The Family That Eats Together, Stays Together

There's nothing more luxurious than spending time with family over a meal made with love


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"Instead of exploring the history of women, which I have for a while, I decided to take care of now, the present, and trying to find elegance," said Miuccia Prada of her collection for spring 2017.

The Italian designer’s penchant for lady-like separates are fully realised with this irreverent yet polished ensemble.

Fiona wears a Prada jacket, $3010, shirt, $1340, skirt, $3090, and bag $3270. Tiffany & Co. 18ct gold ball ring $2200. Johnathan Aston hosiery, $25, from Smith & Caughey’s. Vintage Lanvin earrings, $389, from Love & Object.

Picture / Guy Coombes

Red is a symbol of good luck and happiness in Chinese culture, and this striking Tibi double-faced red wool coat, $1995, from Muse, is an easy way to elevate an otherwise sombre wardrobe palette to the next level.

Gregory cashmere jumper $389. 9ct yellow gold South Sea pearl necklace, $8460, from Walker & Hall. Vintage Lanvin earrings, $389, from Love & Object.

Picture / Guy Coombes

Empress Garden's rosy hued lanterns are an inviting attraction at night. Representing harmony, success in business and vitality, a red lantern adds a festive mood to an intimate meal with loved ones.

Fiona wears an Armani Collezioni faux-fur coat, $1775, from Smith & Caughey’s. Prada pleated skirt $3090. Johnathan Aston hosiery, $25, from Smith & Caughey’s. Vintage Lanvin earrings, $389, from Love & Object. Tiffany & Co. 18ct gold ball ring $2200. R.M Williams belt $480.

Picture / Guy Coombes

How to dress for dinner and turn heads? Combine contrasting textures for an inspiring, touchy-feely look.

Fiona wears an H&M Conscious Exclusive top $159. Juliette Hogan lace skirt $399. Prada purse $2520. Vintage Lanvin earrings, $389, from Love & Object.

Picture / Guy Coombes

A festive mood requires an appropriate dress code of print, colour, fun - and plenty of delicious food.

Fiona wears an H&M Concious Collection strapless recylced brocade cocktail dress $299. Tiffany & Co. sterling silver necklace, $3550, and bracelet $2100. Vintage amethyst and diamond cocktail ring, $2990, from Walker & Hall.

Michael wears a Prada shirt $950. Crane Brothers jacket $1895.00.

Edward wears a Billie Bandit jacket, $125, and Hugo Boss Kids shirt, $185, from Smith & Caughey's.

Picture / Guy Coombes

Mixing tradition with modernity, the elegance of a traditional Chinese cheongsam continues to inspire women of all ages. The cheongsam or qipao is used as formal wear in many Chinese celebrations.

Fiona wears cheongsam dress, POA, from Xia. Vintage jade and diamond earrings set, $11,875, from Walker and Hall. Lilya faux fur jacket $449. Christian Dior 'Lady Dior' handbag $6900.

Picture / Guy Coombes

A delicate floral print on a plunging v-neckline adds a touch of drama to midwinter special occasions. Fiona wears a Kate Sylvester dress $579. Vintage jade and diamond earrings and pendant set, $11,875, from Walker & Hall. Johnathan Aston hosiery, $25, from Smith & Caughey’s. Stuart Weitzman boots, $1390, from Runway.

Amanda wears a DVF shirt, $550, from Muse. Vintage necklace, $25, from Vixen. Vintage Lanvin earrings, $389, from Love & Object.

Michael wears a Eddie von Dadelszen corduroy double-breasted blazer $3690 (made to order). Crane Brothers shirt $325.

Edward wears a Billie Bandit jacket, $125, and Hugo Boss Kids shirt, $185, from Smith & Caughey’s.

Nicole wears a Verge blouse, $260, from Smith & Caugehy’s. 9ct yellow gold South Sea pearl necklace, $8460, from Walker & Hall. Chloe wears her own dress.

Picture / Guy Coombes

Serving the best Peking duck since 1982, Empress Garden is one of Auckland’s premiere Chinese restaurants. In an iconic corner villa, its warm atmosphere is perfect for a traditional Chinese banquet.

Fiona wears a Zambesi lace top $445. Vintage jade and diamond earrings (part of pendant set), $11,875, and a vintage amethyst and diamond cocktail ring, $2990, from Walker & Hall. Silk headscarf, $40, from Rebe’s Runway. Vintage Balmain bracelet, $589, from Love & Object.

Nicole wears Graff coat, $415, from Smith & Caughey's. 9ct yellow gold South Sea pearl necklace, $8460, from Walker & Hall. Chloe wears Carrement Beau jacquard coat, $230, from Smith & Caughey's.

Picture / Guy Coombes

Luxury is . . . time with family.

Fiona wears a Prada jacket, $3010, shirt, $1340, skirt, $3090, and bag $3270. Tiffany & Co. 18ct gold ball ring $1450. DVF silk scarf, $295, from Muse.

Michael wears a Eddie von Dadelszen corduroy double-breasted blazer $3690 (made to order). Crane Brothers shirt $325.

Amanda wears a DVF shirt, $550, from Muse. Vintage necklace, $25, from Vixen. Vintage Lanvin earrings, $389, from Love & Object.

Chloe wears Carrement Beau jacquard coat, $230, from Smith & Caughey's.

Nicole wears Graff coat, $415, from Smith & Caughey's. 9ct yellow gold South Sea pearl necklace, $8460, from Walker & Hall.

Edward wears a Billie Bandit jacket, $125, and Hugo Boss Kids shirt, $185, from Smith & Caughey's.

Picture / Guy Coombes

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