Black-Tie Music Festival: Henley, 2024

Black-Tie Music Festival: Henley, 2024

The UK’s only black tie music festival, Henley Festival, returns for its 42nd year, this week. LUX has a look Mud, sweat and beers. That’s what one associates with music festivals. Well one hopes that there’ll be sun, a friend or two and some good music to make...

Roia’s fine-dining in Singapore’s Botanics

Roia’s fine-dining in Singapore’s Botanics

In our Spring/Summer 2024 Print Edition, the opening page of our LUX Report is dedicated to an intriguing new development from a fascinating Singapore entrepreneur. Kishin RK’s new fine dining destination, Roia, is located, unusually for Singapore, in a historic...

Mandarin Oriental, Singapore, Review

Mandarin Oriental, Singapore, Review

Recently reimagined Singaporean elegance at Marina Bay: LUX Checks In Checking-in from the heat of a long day, MO’s calming presence of a vast ring of concentric rooms welcomes one in. Across its new colour scheme of pinks and greens, one feels that Wimbledon might...

Borgo Santandrea Hotel Review

Borgo Santandrea Hotel Review

LUX checks in to Borgo Santandrea, a sweet spot on the Amalfi coast which feels far from the madding tourist crowds ‘Everybody should have one talent, what’s yours?’ Or so says Dickie Greenleaf in the thriller – most recently a Netflix hit – TheTalented Mr Ripley. If...

Shisen Hanten

Shisen Hanten

Michelin-Star Singaporean Restaurant – renowned for high levels of food, and a view of Singapore from 35 levels high. LUX checks it out Muted chandeliers, an almost debonair charm welcome one in – and the lights across night sky waving from fellow tall buildings,...

Petrus by Gordon Ramsay, London ,review

Petrus by Gordon Ramsay, London ,review

LUX heads to Gordon Ramsay’s classic London restaurant, which has just celebrated its 25th anniversary, and experiences effortless gastronomy at its best Petrus is located in one of the quietest and most bijou parts of the Duke of Westminster’s Grosvenor Estate, in...

Mandarin Oriental, Zurich review

Mandarin Oriental, Zurich review

Zurich has seen the transformation of one of its oldest hotels into a gem in the historic heart of the city For those unacquainted with Switzerland’s largest city, a visit to Zurich always comes as a positive surprise. You may expect banks and pharmaceutical company...

La Fiermontina, Palazzo Bozzi Corso, Review

La Fiermontina, Palazzo Bozzi Corso, Review

Authentic. immaculate, aristocratic, contemporary family-curated luxury in a Baroque palace in a city that’s a living museum? Take us to the Palazzo Bozzi Corso in Lecce, Puglia Authenticity is becoming an ever greater part of the luxury travel experience....

Nira Alpina, St Moritz review

Nira Alpina, St Moritz review

With a spectacular view of the Engadine Valley, and located right by one of the region’s best ski and hiking mountains, Nira Alpina is a hip hotel to inspire the soul – and palate The Nira Alpina is not actually in St Moritz, and is all the better for it. It’s...

Visiting Ferrari Trento: The sparkling wine of Formula 1

Visiting Ferrari Trento: The sparkling wine of Formula 1

Formula 1 celebrates with sparkling wine from Italian winemaker Ferrari Trento – They have been the official partner of the competition since 2021. Fabienne Amez-Droz visits the alpine city of Trento, tastes their different wines and experiences the...

Tête-à-Tête: the Mucciaccia Gallery, Rome

Tête-à-Tête: the Mucciaccia Gallery, Rome

Tête-à-Tête is an exhibition that explores the private and creative lives of contemporary artist couples.  Here LUX speaks to curator Catherine Loewe about the inspiration behind the show and the fascinating connections between the work of these modern-day duos. The...

Scott Richler on Gabriel Scott’s Approach to Luxury Design

Scott Richler on Gabriel Scott’s Approach to Luxury Design

The furniture and lighting studio Gabriel Scott was founded in Montreal, by Scott Richler. It was established in an effort to blend his jewellery design experience developed over many years to designing lighting and furniture. He speaks to LUX about the process behind...

MedBodrum: A New Type of Luxury Festival

MedBodrum: A New Type of Luxury Festival

Experiences are the future of luxury. Darius Sanai visits MedBodrum, a visionary new type of festival, combining fabulous cuisine, vibey music, art and culture, in one of the hottest Mediterranean destinations An assemblage of famed and Michelin-starred chefs cooking...

Maryam Eisler on Long Island

Maryam Eisler on Long Island

Maryam Eisler is set to revisit the effects of Covid – for good and for bad – through an exhibition at LongHouse Reserve in Long Island, presenting conversations with 164 artists from across the globe into a physical book, ‘Confined Artists: Free Spirits –...

The creation of Bangladesh, charted in a new exhibition

The creation of Bangladesh, charted in a new exhibition

Celebrated Magnum Photographer Raghu Rai shed photographic light on one of the biggest refugee exodus in history following the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Now, the Durjoy Bangladesh Foundation (DBF), in collaboration with the Raghu Rai Foundation, shed necessary...

Armando Testa at the Venice Biennale 2024

Armando Testa at the Venice Biennale 2024

Armando Testa is the greatest 20th-century design figure you’ve never heard of. Armando’s creations, straddling design and art, were groundbreaking and epoch-defining, but suffering from snobbery on the part of the high-art world towards what was and still is...

Inside Penfolds, the global luxury wine brand

Inside Penfolds, the global luxury wine brand

The greatest wine discoveries on the planet might just be from an Australian brand that has been hiding in plain sight. In a conversation and tasting with Penfolds Chief Winemaker Peter Gago, LUX has a revelation The world of fine wine is a paradox that make things...

Photo London 2024 Review

Photo London 2024 Review

Photo London’s ninth edition aims to integrate photography into the contemporary art world. But can it? Isabella Fergusson finds out The cobbles of Somerset House aren’t quite bearing the catwalks of heels, neon suits and russet trousers one sees at Frieze or Art...

Sumosan Twiga, London review

Sumosan Twiga, London review

Is it a club, an Italian restaurant or a sushi house? Actually, Sumosan Twiga on London’s Sloane Street is all three, and all the better for it Top quality food with a fun vibe has taken off in the world’s cultural capitals over the past few years. For a showoff...

Lewis Chester on Giacomo Conterno

Lewis Chester on Giacomo Conterno

What are the 12 greatest wine estates in the world? A subjective question, surely. Lewis Chester doesn’t think so. The British financier and founder of the Golden Vines awards presents his series for LUX of his golden dozen, the most collectible wine estates from the...

Automotive gems on sale in Monaco

Automotive gems on sale in Monaco

Sweden is not the first country that comes to mind when thinking of automotive nirvana, but Paris-based auction house Artcurial has found a treasure trove there that it is putting to auction in Monaco this week. The main feature is a selection of beautiful Porsche...

Magnus Renfrew on Singapore’s Art SG Fair

Magnus Renfrew on Singapore’s Art SG Fair

Magnus Renfrew knows about art fairs in Asia. He co-founded Art Hong Kong (now Art Basel Hong Kong) and has launched numerous other fairs in the region. He speaks with LUX about Art SG, the fair he and his partners launched in Singapore as a hub for Southeast Asia,...

Tasting Bollinger’s new luxury cuvées in Paris

Tasting Bollinger’s new luxury cuvées in Paris

James Bond’s champagne house of choice released the latest iterations of its new top-end champagnes amid glitz and glamour in Paris. Masha Nosova secured an invitation The evening took place at the Bucherie in the Latin Quarter, originally an amphitheatre for...

BMW XM Review

BMW XM Review

BMW’s sporting flagship promises to be the best of its luxury SUV division, combined with the best of its racy M division. Does it deliver? Many large SUVs are dramatically imposing, aggressive vehicles that look like they are as likely to declare war on Mars as get...

Shangri-La, Singapore, Review

Shangri-La, Singapore, Review

The Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore offers a tropical sanctuary  in the heart of the city. LUX checks in Singapore’s hawker food is the street food of legend and even features in gastronomic guides. But while the food is astonishing, the stress of getting a table is...

Waku Ghin, Singapore, Review

Waku Ghin, Singapore, Review

Hidden away on the second floor, overlooking hundreds of croupier hands shuffling and dealing in the casino below, is Waku Ghin. LUX inspects the two-Michelin starred Japanese fusion restaurant in Marina Bay shopping centre, Singapore. Past the suave darkness of the...

Singapore father and daughter collectors on art investment

Singapore father and daughter collectors on art investment

Chong Huai Seng is one of Singapore’s most respected collectors. He and his daughter Ning Chong, a first mover in art investment advisory, speak with LUX Leaders and Philanthropists Editor Samantha Welsh about the future of art as an investment of passion When...

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