Culture & Cuisine at La Fiermontina, Puglia, Italy

Culture & Cuisine at La Fiermontina, Puglia, Italy

Occupying a restored masseria – farmhouse – on a quiet street in the historic town of Lecce, Puglia, La Fiermontina is a five-star hotel with a homely, boutique feel. LUX discovers its quiet charm Arrival Like many beautiful Italian cities, Lecce has an...

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The LUX Report: Sustainable Jewels

The LUX Report: Sustainable Jewels

Enjoy luxury with a conscience with pieces that keep the sustainable and ethical sourcing of materials in mind Alighieri prides itself on its sustainable approach to every aspect of its jewellery making. The Shattered Moon Ring, inspired by the rocky terrain of...

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The Fast & Luxurious Car Series: BMW M5 Competition

The Fast & Luxurious Car Series: BMW M5 Competition

In the final part of our Fast & Luxurious car series from the Summer 2021 issue, LUX’s car reviewer takes the BMW M5 Competition for a spin For an older generation of car enthusiasts, BMW’s M5 has a particular and hallowed heritage. There is intense debate...

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A Luxurious Escape to The Ritz-Carlton, Abama

A Luxurious Escape to The Ritz-Carlton, Abama

Seclusion, service, tropical weather, Michelin-starred dining, multiple pools, golf, gardens and sports: The Ritz-Carlton, Abama offers an escape for everybody As we all endure multiple lockdowns of varying strictness and duration, the idea of an escape from the past...

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Travelling through Tuscany: Dievole Wine Resort

Travelling through Tuscany: Dievole Wine Resort

The second half of our journey through Tuscany takes us to Dievole, a luxurious wine resort in the heart of the region’s famous rolling hills Where On a ridge surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and forests, in a wild part of Tuscany just 20 minutes’ drive...

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Travelling through Tuscany: Castello Banfi Il Borgo

Travelling through Tuscany: Castello Banfi Il Borgo

Staying at two wine estates at opposite ends of the region, LUX experiences fine wines, history, cuisine and the spiritual tranquillity that only Tuscany can offer. First up is Castello Banfi Il Borgo, a wine estate and historic hilltop hamlet transformed into a...

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LUX’s Editor-in-Chief Darius Sanai on media

LUX’s Editor-in-Chief Darius Sanai on media

Our Editor-in-Chief on the role of media and convergence in sustainability and luxury, from the editor’s letter in the summer 2021 issue A curious thing happened to the media during the first lockdown last year. The media became everything, and nothing. If you...

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Luxury Travel Views: Domaine Les Crayères, Reims

Luxury Travel Views: Domaine Les Crayères, Reims

In the final part of our luxury travel views column from our Summer 2021 issue, LUX editor-in-chief Darius Sanai discovers the subtle grandeur of Domaine Les Crayères in the Champagne region of France If the method of departure from a hotel leaves a lasting memory, so...

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Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava on light and space

Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava on light and space

The beauty and purity of form of Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava’s buildings around the world belie the marvels of engineering that he brings to his show-stopping designs, as well as sometimes the controversies over budget overspends, design flaws and...

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LUX Insider: Beirut by architect & musician Carl Gerges

LUX Insider: Beirut by architect & musician Carl Gerges

The Lebanese architect and co-founder of the country’s biggest indie rock band Mashrou’ Leila on his beautiful homeland and what it’s like to be on the receiving end of state censorship and a ban for ‘blasphemy’ The best place to listen to live music in Beirut…...

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Luxury Travel Views: The Dolder Grand, Zurich

Luxury Travel Views: The Dolder Grand, Zurich

In the second edition of our four part luxury travel views column from our Summer 2021 issue, LUX editor-in-chief Darius Sanai discovers the rewards to be gained from combining business and pleasure at The Dolder Grand in Zurich Zurich is a city to do business in, and...

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Product designer Tord Boontje on sustainable materials

Product designer Tord Boontje on sustainable materials

For product designer Tord Boontje, material is all. Whether made from upcycled blankets or crystals, his designs for anything from chandeliers to self-assembly chairs marry function with his signature playfulness. Torri Mundell meets him (virtually) at his new studio...

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6 Questions: Jean-Louis Costes, Hotelier

6 Questions: Jean-Louis Costes, Hotelier

The legendary celebrity magnet Hôtel Costes in Paris is reopening with 38 spectacular new rooms and suites in a new wing on the rue Castiglione. Owner Jean-Louis Costes, who has never before given an interview to the international media, tells LUX Editor-in-Chief...

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The gastronomic delights of Suvretta House, Switzerland

The gastronomic delights of Suvretta House, Switzerland

High in the Swiss Alps, LUX indulges in a gastronomic tour like no other, all under the auspices of one hotel It’s summertime, and what we crave is sunshine, blue sky, space, views, freedom and a change in cuisine. All uncontroversial except for the last – why would...

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Luxury Travel Views: Mandarin Oriental, Geneva

Luxury Travel Views: Mandarin Oriental, Geneva

In the first of our four part luxury travel views column from our Summer 2021 issue, LUX editor-in-chief Darius Sanai enjoys fine dining and Alpine views at Mandarin Oriental, Geneva Geneva is a city that will be known to LUX readers as a place to park the jet ahead...

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Why the Swiss village of Andermatt is designed for living

Why the Swiss village of Andermatt is designed for living

As well as making it a world-class ski resort, the development of the Swiss village of Andermatt has from the very start aimed to attract people who want to live there full-time. Karen Chung meets three residents who, in their different ways, call it home Andermatt...

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Brunello Cucinelli on cashmere and humanitarian capitalism

Brunello Cucinelli on cashmere and humanitarian capitalism

Brunello Cucinelli has built a multibillion-euro clothing empire out of nothing and revived an impoverished community in central Italy. The king of cashmere speaks with Darius Sanai about responsibility, humanitarian capitalism and learning from the Persian empire...

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Summer in St Moritz at Badrutt’s Palace

Summer in St Moritz at Badrutt’s Palace

High in St Moritz, the grandest hotel in the Alps has just been revitalised. There’s nowhere better to take the summer air with your entourage than Badrutt’s What could be better than the Helen Badrutt Suite at Badrutt’s Palace? Yes, we know there are some pretty...

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Philanthropy: Umberta Beretta on fund-raising for the arts

Philanthropy: Umberta Beretta on fund-raising for the arts

The role of philanthropy has never been more urgent, and is reflected in our ongoing online series. Here, Umberta Beretta outlines her work around women’s rights and art for the many Beretta was born into a family of prominent industrialists in northern Italy and is...

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Meet the new generation of artisanal producers

Meet the new generation of artisanal producers

Artisanal growers may be small scale but their care for the land and their produce is making a big impact on how we eat and drink. Torri Mundell meets two nominees for the luxury home appliance manufacturer’s Respected by Gaggenau initiative which celebrates...

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Speaking with America’s new art icon Rashid Johnson

Speaking with America’s new art icon Rashid Johnson

Rashid Johnson is a cult superstar among contemporary artists, inexorably leading the cultural narrative. His wife Sheree Hovsepian, herself an acclaimed artist, photographs him for LUX at their New York home, while Millie Walton speaks with him about culture,...

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