In a three-part series in partnership with Tiffany & Co., we speak to a trio of stunning women of substance for whom time, style and success are elixirs of choice. Last, but not least, we have Stephanie Chai, founder of The Luxe Nomad.

It all began in… July 2012 as a flash sales site for hotel bookings. We then added hotels that you can book anytime and villas, which we found work best for us.

The turning point… Was when we re-directed our core business towards luxury villas last year, which doubled our sales and sparked grand plans to grow this market across Asia.

Tiffany & Co. Presents: The Time Is Now
Stephanie is wearing gold Tiffany Infinity ring; stainless steel Tiffany East West Mini 2-hand 37x22mm watch with calf leather double strap; gold Elsa Peretti Aegean necklace; black, gold and red lacquered Japanese hardwood Elsa Peretti bangles. Dress, C/Meo Collective.

This is my time to… take The Luxe Nomad to the next level. I’ve just made the big move to Hong Kong to kick start our expansion to China, where we’ll be the first luxury villa booking site to help grow outbound tourism, and Japan, to hopefully cultivate a vacation rental market and solve the problem of hotel shortages.

My goal is… To develop a hybrid between a hotel and a rented property through exclusive management and quality concierge service so that the customer or guest gets The Luxe Nomad experience not just at booking, but at check in and check out.

The secret to success is… Do what you love, because you are going to have to do a lot of it.

By Dana Koh

Photography: Gan
Styling: Windy Aulia
Makeup: Toni Tan/MyMakeup Academy
Hair: Manisa Tan/Palette Inc
Nails: Audrey Wee
Producer: Dana Koh
Fashion intern: Dinie Bte Zainudin