High altitude luxury at Riffelalp Resort 2222m, Zermatt

Zermatt, in Switzerland, has mountain views and activities that are the stuff of legend. It also has the highest altitude luxury hotel in Europe. Darius Sanai checks in and is mesmerised We arrived for our stay in Riffelalp Resort 2222m by taking four trains from...

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French designer Philippe Starck’s vision of the future

Legendary French designer Philippe Starck gives Mark C. O’Flaherty his radical vision of the future: a time when designers won’t be needed – and maybe even chairs “I’m not interested in aesthetics anymore,” says Philippe Starck, sipping on a glass of mineral water in...

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Hôtel Chais Monnet & the beauty of southwest France

The recent opening of the spectacular Chais Monnet country hotel in Cognac has put southwest France on the touring map. Jenny Southan outlines the wonders of a region which stretches from Bordeaux to the idyllic Ile de Ré, with Cognac and its new luxury destination...

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Inside The Garrison Club at Chelsea Barracks, Belgravia

Chelsea Barracks in Belgravia is one of the most spectacular luxury developments in the world. And at its heart is the semi-secret Garrison Club, a discreet private space where an all-star team of concierges look after their residents every need, as Anna Tyzack...

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Frieze LA Special: In conversation with Shirin Neshat

Shirin Neshat’s devastatingly striking art combines dream, reality and an undercurrent of anger and sadness. As a major retrospective of her work is held in Los Angeles, Millie Walton meets the artist at the launch of her collaboration with celebrated Italian...

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How Galerie Maria Behnam-Bakhtiar aims to inspire change

Galerie Maria Behnam-Bakhtiar, a new gallery in the heart of Monaco, celebrates its opening with an exhibition of works by Iranian-American artist Farzad Kohan, but it is no ordinary commercial enterprise, as Rebecca Anne Proctor discovers A visit to Monte Carlo is...

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Meet Russian style and fitness guru Polina Kitsenko

Russian style and fitness guru Polina Kitsenko wants it all. Co-founder of the biggest charity marathon in her home country and of a new sports club, she is obsessed with making health and fitness the heart of the luxury lifestyle. She takes time out to speak to LUX...

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Tailor to A-listers Nigel Curtiss on designing identity

Nigel Curtiss makes suits for A-listers, with cuts and fabrics that fuse the wearer’s own personal style with a timeless elegance. LUX’s Editor-at-Large, Gauhar Kapparova hears how he moved from being a model into design, about his time in Japan, and what makes the...

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7 Questions: The Gstaad Guy

You’ll bump into The Gstaad Guy at the yacht club, the art fair and on the slopes; if you don’t know him already, you’re clearly in the wrong milieu.

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Fine dining on the ski slopes of Andermatt, Switzerland

Two of Europe’s highest restaurants have opened amid contemporary chic architecture, high above Andermatt, Switzerland Hold onto your chopsticks. A pair of new high altitude dining outposts is open 2,300m above sea level, on top of a ski slope in the heart of...

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