Whether you're looking for sensational sailing or five-star launches, The Luxe List is your guide to the best in luxury brands and seasonal must-haves. This week, we're celebrating the yacht show season – Cannes Yachting Festival, Southampton Boat Show and Monaco Yacht Show are the lynchpins of the European season – with these nautically inspired properties, products and more. Read on to find out the ultimate must-have products on our list...
Setting sail this month, the new Fairline yacht is all the reason we need to think bigger. Created by superyacht designer Alberto Mancini, this beautiful vessel boasts a 19.88m deck and 5.25m beam, 6-10 berths (two of which could put many hotels to shame) and a reputation that precedes her as Fairline’s future design flagbearer. With extra innovations including a glazed panoramic roof with sliding sunroof and powered patio doors that disappear through the cockpit floor, the Targa has it all.
Inspired by Italy’s maritime history, Oro Bianco’s Maritime collection features timeless pieces of wooden furniture for contemporary living. Robust, masculine and colonial, the range is handmade to order in Italy and the quality is clear in the expert craftsmanship and attention to detail. Our favourite piece? This Maritime Bar, which can be customised to include a cigar humidor.
If good things come to those who wait, then the Last Drop Distillers may be the most patient spirits company in the world. Their latest exclusive release, the 1971 vintage Blended Scotch Whisky, is described by the company as “a relic of times past” as the triple blended (first as a smoky 12-year-old, then in sherry butts until it was aged 21, and then oak barrels for a further 24 years) and has already been awarded the 2017 Scotch Blend of the Year and 2017 Blend of the Year (26-50). Described as “mesmerically beautiful”, only 1,352 bottles exist.
The fourth and most exclusive phase of Dubai’s floating seahorse properties has been unveiled, with the Signature Edition boasting larger villas designed for families and groups. Spanning more than 4,000 square feet across three levels, four exible sleeping areas to meet all your needs, and customisable outdoor and upper deck space that can provide added privacy or be a gateway into the sea itself – this is ocean living like you’ve never experienced.
This brilliantly botanical London hotel has just opened, yet its bombastic theme and stylish execution has been making waves among city society for months. Realised by entrepreneur Rami Fustok – son of absurdist sculptor Bushra Fakhoury – the exclusive boutique will offer 34 lushly eclectic bedrooms including a Gardens-of-Babylon-themed penthouse suite where nothing is quite what it seems. From artists in residence to artisan food and drinks, this green-fingered Fitzrovia hotel, where rooms cost up to £6,000 per night, is set to be something truly special.