Luxury

By Rachel Ingram | 18 Sep 2019

Tempus takes the wheel of Princess Yachts' groundbreaking performance sports yacht, the R35

Seldom do the words superyacht and speedboat come together, unless you’re talking of taking a tender from boat to shore. Boatbuilders tend to stick to what they’re known for – in Pri... Read More

By Rachel Ingram | 18 Sep 2019

Exclusive: Prince Albert II on how Monaco is pioneering sustainable change from the ground up

Monaco is often associated with the finer things in life, but – as HSH Prince Albert II is determined to point out to the world – finer needn’t mean damaging. The principality’... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 17 Sep 2019

Kelly Hoppen shares why she's living on the Edge with her cruise ship designs

Known as the queen of taupe, it’s hard to believe that interior design icon Kelly Hoppen did not, in fact, invent the neutral palette. Her penchant for calm tones paired with lush fabrics has ep... Read More

By Chantal Borciani | 17 Sep 2019

Take a look at the green machines changing the face of yachting

Historically, sustainability and superyachts haven’t exactly gone hand-in-hand. But times are changing. With the planet facing huge environmental challenges, the spotlight is now on not just how... Read More

By Rachel Ingram | 02 Sep 2019

Discover why serious skiers – and investors – are making a downhill run to Niseko Village, Japan

With the Rugby World Cup heading to Japan in October, followed by the Summer Olympics in 2020 and Expo 2025, the world’s eyes are on the East Asian island nation. But while many still think of J... Read More

By Rachel Ingram | 02 Sep 2019

Parc du Cap brings a modern touch of Great Gatsby glamour to Cap d’Antibes

When F Scott Fitzgerald wrote: “When your eyes first fall upon the Mediterranean you know at once why it was here that man first stood erect and stretched out his arms toward the sun”, he ... Read More

By Rachel Ingram | 02 Sep 2019

Step inside Mandarin Oriental's first European standalone residence

Longing for an apartment that offers the familiar luxury of a prestige hospitality brand but without feeling like you’re staying in an actual hotel? A new branded residence development in one of... Read More

By Farzana Ali | 02 Sep 2019

The UK's finest fragrance houses reveal why the artisanal approach rules

The rules are out. As mass-produced fragrances continue to hit a sour note with discerning perfume wearers, the move towards prestige and niche fragrances continues to rise. And as more of us continue... Read More

By Rachel Ingram | 28 Aug 2019

Kaape Interiors shows that when it comes to interior architecture, the Scandi way is best

Never utter the word ‘IKEA’ to a Scandinavian designer – this is what I learnt when I sat down with Kirsti Prestmarken, designer-in-charge of Norway’s leading design studio, Ka... Read More

27 Aug 2019

What to pack for your next adventure holiday

If you’re accustomed to a certain level of luxury while you’re on your travels, then embracing the adventure holiday trend in style can prove a bit of a balancing act. With a range of acti... Read More

By Rachel Ingram | 07 Aug 2019

Inside the intriguing world of Grant Macdonald London, Britain’s finest silversmiths

Grant Macdonald jokes that he wasn’t born with a silver spoon in his mouth, so he learned to make one. It’s this drive, creativity and, some could say, stubbornness that’s made Macdo... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 07 Aug 2019

Should we still be embracing the digital detox?

The digital detox was one of the true buzzwords of travel in 2018, with resorts around the globe offering retreats to soothe the soul by eschewing social media. For many, these mind-body-soul retreats... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 06 Aug 2019

These are the young designers ready to create a "better tomorrow" with their prototypes

The Lexus Design Awards Milan Design Week is far more than a furniture fair. As the interior design world descends upon the northern Italian city each April to delve into future trends, luxury automot... Read More

By James Bannister | 02 Aug 2019

Meet the Scottish firm producing the world’s finest automotive leather

When seeking craftsmanship in the automotive world, we tend to look to the past. The weathered hands of third- and fourth-generation artisans tell the stories of a continuing legacy which is so rarely... Read More

By Tempus | 30 Jul 2019

Bentley Flying Spur First Edition raises €700,000 for the Elton John AIDS Foundation

Bentley Motors auctioned a brand new Flying Spur First Edition at Sir Elton John's Midsummer Gala on 25 July, raising €700,000 for the singer's Elton John AIDS Foundation. An anonymous bi... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 25 Jul 2019

The inspiration behind Ritz-Carlton Berlin's €40m Art Deco renovation

The Ritz-Carlton Berlin has dominated the city's Potsdamer Platz for decades, with the 303-room hotel inviting guests to enjoy the city's rich history in entirely modern comfort. The five-star... Read More

By Sarah Freeman | 25 Jul 2019

Snorkel and spice: an expedition to some of Indonesia’s most far-flung islands

My thalassic home for the next 12 days is a traditional wooden pinisi by the name of Ombak Putih (or white wave), that’s been plying Indonesia’s pristine waters for 20 years. Fitted out wi... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 24 Jul 2019

How kitchen design brand Lanserring is revolutionising family life in the home

The kitchen has long been considered the heart of the home, but for bespoke kitchen designers Lanserring, that well-known sentiment is the true north for every interior created for its exclusive clien... Read More

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