Archive for November, 2013

Mr. C opens in Beverly Hills

Mr. C opens in Beverly Hills

The opening of Mr. C Hotel in Beverly Hills marks the entrance of the Cipriani brothers into the hotel trade in the States.

Ignazio and Maggio Cipriani come from a long line of restauranteurs: the family’s been in the food business for eighty years, since Giuseppe Cipriani Senior opened Harry’s Bar in Venice. (more…)

Luxury hotel opens on the dock of the bay

Luxury hotel opens on the dock of the bay

Rhode Island’s newest boutique hotel Forty 1? North – which opened earlier this month – has quickly become one of the country’s premier marine destinations for cool and casual luxury.

The hotel has also paved the way for the revival of the Newport area with its chic and stylish ambiance, which is described as the ultimate modern complement to the historic harbor town. (more…)

Insider tips: Orla Kiely’s Paris

Insider tips: Orla Kiely’s Paris

Renowned for her colourful, graphic patterns and instantly recognisable designs, Irish designer Orla Kiely is admired internationally and travels far and wide for inspiration. We asked her to share tips on her favourite destination, Paris…

What’s the first piece of advice you’d give to anyone visiting Paris? (more…)

Travel deals of the week

Travel deals of the week

Our selection of the best luxury-holiday offers this week, including discounts on private-island boltholes in Cambodia, Bora Bora and the British Virgin Islands, plus more than 60% off at one of Vienna’s grandest hotels. (more…)

Recreate tandoori cooking at home

Recreate tandoori cooking at home

One of Delhi’s most renowned restaurants is popping up in London this month for two weeks only. And, as well as serving up the finest Indian cuisine in Knightsbridge, Bukhara Pop-up will be sharing the secrets behind its dishes with cooking demonstrations from its executive chef, Manjit Gill. (more…)

Way off-piste

Way off-piste

It was perhaps no surprise that Gallic luxury goods gods LVMH decided to open their first hotel on the slopes of the French Alps in Courchevel, but their second hotel offers guests something completely different. (more…)

Best party hotel in Mallorca?

Best party hotel in Mallorca?

Mallorca has long been a party destination, but now the island has a hotel where you can host your own private get-together.

The new private wing at super-chic (a member of Design Hotels, no less) Puro Hotel is available for exclusive hire, and staff can organise a dinner and cocktail party for guests. (more…)

Happy 50th, Brad?

Happy 50th, Brad?

Angelina Jolie might just possibly be the best birthday-present-buyer in the world, ever.

Rumour has it that for Brad Pitt’s 50th (on 18 December), the actress is giving him the gift of the secluded, 11-acre heart-shaped island of Petra – in Lake Mahopac, 50 miles north of New York City – for ?12.2 million. (more…)

Get a great deal on idyllic Italian villas

Get a great deal on idyllic Italian villas

The Thinking Traveller villa company has signed up in Sicily and Puglia, adding to its collection of privately-owned houses around Italy’s coastline. Owned by locals, the villas offer complete luxury accommodation and boast the most exclusive and beautiful views:

Casa delle Sirene, Sicily
Flanked by large shady terraces and verdant lawns, Casa delle Sirene is a modern, functional and extremely attractive proposition for a holiday on the sea. (more…)

Its tee time on the roof!

Its tee time on the roof!

A classic seaside pastime comes to the rooftops of London this summer.

Selfridges’ Big British Tea & Golf Party, high above Oxford Street, is a wonderfully eccentric mix of quintessential British pursuits: crazy golf, afternoon tea and cake, and sightseeing. (more…)

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