Luxury and opulence bring NY Fashion Week to a close

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Fashion label Marchesa went back to its roots at New York Fashion Week showing off a collection of over the top luxurious ball gowns with intricate embroideries and details. “I think we started looking at birds and aviaries and actually … Read More

Waltzing along the Danube in a luxury cruise ship

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More than 20 years ago, I spent several weeks in Budapest. It was part of a seven-month ad-hoc journey that I made around parts of Eastern Europe, which was then not long out of communism. Every day I spent in … Read More

Audi is going after Tesla in the luxury electric car market

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The race for the luxury electric car market is shifting gears. Soon after Porsche announced at the Frankfurt Auto Show that it will be building an electric sports car, Audi said it has even grander plans. Audi of America’s president, … Read More

Luxury boom will last long term, says Kering’s No. 2 exec

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The second-in-command at Kering, a luxe conglomerate that owns Brioni and Gucci among others, expects the luxury boom to continue, despite recent bumpiness in the global economy. Between the wild U.S. stock market moves in recent weeks, Brazil’s credit downgrade, … Read More

Yacht Charter Seasons Guide: When to Charter Where

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In the past, yachting seasons have worked on a very simple format: the Mediterranean and East Coast US in summer to make the most of the balmy long twilights and calm seas, Caribbean and Florida in the depths of winter … Read More

Our top luxury debuts at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

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The luxury car business has become an ultra competitive marketplace. Style, technology and brand equity are all pushed to the limit in the never ending quest to increase and protect market share. The Frankfurt Auto Show is considered one of … Read More

Kempinski’s Emirates Palace wins World’s Best Hotel Spa

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Thailand has been named the world’s best spa destination by travelers and industry leaders at the inaugural World Spa Awards. Along with Thailand, the Emirates Palace (Kempinski) Spa in Abu Dhabi also emerged a big winner, taking the title of World’s Best Hotel Spa … Read More

THE BLACKBOOK: The stunning Royal Blue comes to market

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Time and pressure are the integral components to creating a diamond. Our latest addition to THE BLACKBOOK takes full advantage of the time / pressure equation and is a testament to the natural beauty this planet can create. Weighing in … Read More

China Rendez-Vous 2015 Hopes to Energise Luxury Market

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Now in its sixth year, the China Rendez-Vous exhibition is now well established on the luxury lifestyle calendar. With two months to go until the 2015 edition in Sanya, Hainan, we caught up with Serena Ren, General Manager of the … Read More

Cruising the Rhone River in Provence on Uniworld’s SS Catherine

Many visit Provence and wonder what it would be like to live there. We chose to experience a weeklong cruise aboard the SS Catherine to live Provence firsthand. We boarded Uniworld’s newly-built river vessel—christened by Catherine Deneuve—in Avignon and immediately … Read More

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