The special theme for our summer edition is weddings. In the ancient world, the torch was the symbol of a wedding. It was used when the bride was escorted to the house of the groom. This led to a burning torch being regarded in Europe as a symbol of the flame of passion set alight by Cupid. According to ancient custom and tradition, weddings were only celebrated on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with Tuesday and Thursday being regarded as a lucky day to get married. The start of autumn and winter were also considered auspicious times for a wedding. Wedding ceremonies usually lasted three or four days. This pattern can only be seen today in Mediterranean countries. We are also pleased to announce a new, exclusive column in our magazine that is devoted to the subject of the gentleman. We shall be guiding you through the world of exclusive dress style, exquisite timepieces and accessories for men, and the sublime culture of smoking and enjoyment. Inspired by the credo of the legendary pianist Arthur Rubinstein who stated “Don’t save life for later, it should be enjoyed to the fullest”, in the coming editions you will learn all you need to know about the subtle world of sophisticated understatement.
- The Phenomenon of Time – Part 3
- The Gentleman’s Art of Dressing
- Wedding in Europe
- GF Genuss + FeinSinn – GF CHINA for connaisseurs Edition 03/2012: Bildrechte beim Autor