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In The Land of Luxury

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Featured   The word Luxury is almost extinct in our modern, facilitated existence where the Apple Watch is named as a luxury accessory and active influencers in the luxury market are under 20 years old. Where mobile marketing and trendsetters, are the affidavits of style, and where Facebook is the most reliable reference to quality; whe[...]

MARBELLA’S BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

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When it was established in the 1950’s by playboy Prince Alfonso of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, Marbella was a small and rural community, a place where peaceful pine forests connected with the Mediterranean coastline. It quickly became the darling of the European aristocracy, thanks to the creation of a 20 room Andalusian style finca. As a result of its popularity,[...]

Destination Ski

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There is something of a bewildering intensity about the Alps; especially now as winter casts a magical tapestry of fresh whiteness decking the frosty summits. They become a fantasy wonderland of jaw-dropping beauty with perhaps some of the most stunning scenery in the world. The smorgasbord of language, culture, tradition, food and favourite tipples – mostly[...]

Picture-Perfect Happiness in Lourmarin

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Contributing Editor Lucy Self explores her pursuit of happiness and finds it in one of the most beautiful villages in France – Lourmarin. ‘You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of.  You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.’ Albert Camus With these words ringing in my ears I head into the Lubero[...]

Luxury on your doorstep

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Today’s society has the world at its fingertips, particularly for the affluent traveller. A new supersonic jet could make it possible to fly from London to New York in the same time it would take to drive to Cardiff; and many of us would think nothing of picking up galangal, kaffir lime leaves and coconut milk to make a Thai green curry. But can our home-gro[...]

‘Nature is the art of God’

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In The Divine Comedy Dante wrote ‘Nature is the art of God’.  As I enter into the Valley of Hell, the storm clashes a dramatic symphony and the rain pounds like sheets of steel. Nature seems to be a tool of the gods and today one can effortlessly believe in their wrath! It is easy to imagine how Dante found inspiration for his ‘Inferno’ at the Baux de Proven[...]

Ritz to Rubble – India’s Greatest Rickshaw Race

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Celebrities and royalty from around the world will take part in an epic rickshaw race across India to save Asia’s endangered elephants, which have fallen by 90% in the past 100 years. Actress Susan Sarandon, model sisters Amber and Yasmin Le Bon and Princess Beatrice of York have all confirmed they will take the wheel of fashionable and bespoke tuk-tuks t[...]

Luxury Travel Goes Green

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A growing number of travel companies are demonstrating eco-friendly, responsible and ethical credentials in response to the increasing demand for luxury, ‘green’ travel. Now sustainable travel is an industry-wide consideration, premium must do more than just recycle to stand out: London’s Bulgari Hotel Resort is the first UK building to build Geothermal Grou[...]

Marrakech’s Hotel Master Class

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  Travel   Challenging a raft of big names now present in the city and indeed veteran hotels steeped in legacy, Palais Namaskar has danced into the arena and arguably, stolen the crown. Aligning with Oetker Collection, whose portfolio includes Eden Rock in St Barts, Le Bristol in Paris and Hotel du Cap on the Cote d’Azur was a master[...]

Destination Sport

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Gone are the days when discerning travellers were content to fly and flop. Judging by the enquiries we receive from our high achieving clientele, they want to take wing and DO something. Often that’s picking up a skill (such as taking better safari photos), or ticking a box (climbing a mountain, for instance) but many more want to indulge their favourite spo[...]