luxurious hotel suite with arched ceiling

Occupying a restored masseria – farmhouse – on a quiet street in the historic town of Lecce, Puglia, La Fiermontina…

silver sportscar

In the third part of our Fast & Luxurious car series from the Summer 2021 issue, LUX’s car reviewer gets…

perfumer's studio

Christine Nagel is one of the most admired perfumers in the world, and has worked as the “nose” of Hermès…

seafront villa

The concept of the branded residence was born in New York in 1927 when The Sherry Netherland Hotel began offering…

mountaintop hotel overlooking a city

In the second edition of our four part luxury travel views column from our Summer 2021 issue, LUX editor-in-chief Darius…

corridor and stairway

The legendary celebrity magnet Hôtel Costes in Paris is reopening with 38 spectacular new rooms and suites in a new…

summer in the alps

As well as making it a world-class ski resort, the development of the Swiss village of Andermatt has from the…

grand swiss hotel

High in St Moritz, the grandest hotel in the Alps has just been revitalised. There’s nowhere better to take the…

residential apartment

Andermatt Swiss Alps is the hottest destination in Switzerland right now. The sustainable ski/golf/mountain living resort in the mountains in…

outdoor lounge area

The Garden Room at the Lanesborough hotel is one of the world’s most glamorous cocktail destinations. Darius Sanai celebrates the…

man with handbags and watches

Joe McKenzie and his father Frank founded Xupes in 2009, selling a handful of pre-owned Cartier watches from their home…

Two of our favourite mountain restaurants have just received Michelin stars. You can’t get in there right now because of…

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante

In the final part of our supercar review series, LUX takes the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante for a test…

Orange Car

In the third part of our supercar review series, LUX gets behind the wheel of the Bentley Continental GT V8…

In the second part of our supercar series, LUX drives the new and improved Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD Amid the…

Man wearing jacket

Last month, life coach Simon Hodges discussed why healthy dynamics often deteriorate and offered practical tools to help break out…

render of a swimming pool

Sophie Toh began her career in London’s luxury PR industry before moving to the United Arab Emirates where she established…

cable car

October is not usually known as a ski month. But at the Andermatt Swiss Alps development, you can cruise the…

sunken terrace

Iranian-born designer Ali Behnam-Bakhtiar does it all – interiors, architectural design, weddings. Whether large-scale events or private homes, a converted…

contemporary apartment

The transformation of the village of Andermatt in the Swiss Alps into a place for permanent residence or seasonal getaways…

shop interiors

London-based jewellery brand Loquet is renewing the concept of a keepsake locket with sustainable, modern designs that consumers can personalise…

country manor house

Luxury travel company Fish&Pips began by focusing on alpine holidays before expanding into the Mediterranean and more recently, the UK…

sushi platter

Editor-in-Chief Darius Sanai tries out the new at-home delivery service by London’s hippest Japanese restaurant Zuma Nowhere epitomises the (pre-corona)…

colourful dining room interior

Founded by interior designer Lauren Lozano Ziol and graphic designer Michelle Jolas, SKIN is a luxury interior design studio that…

ceramics on a table

Brunello Cucinelli’s latest ceramic tableware collection evokes the warmth and rustic charm of rural Tuscany, says Chloe Frost Smith Brunello…

Sketch of people holding weights

Dior Jewellery’s Creative Director Victoire de Castellane reimagines the latest additions to the brand’s ‘Rose des Vents’ collection in a…

classic car parked outside blue doors

LUX discovers how UK start-up ionic cars is replacing the original engines of classic cars with zero-emission electric power According…

outdoor restaurant

Ahead of the re-opening of Monte-Carlo Beach hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant Elsa, we speak to newly appointed Head Chef Benoît Witz…

Country hotel

A couple of unspoilt Cotswolds rural idylls from the 14th and 17th centuries, a rare luxury hotel in Champagne with…

Luxury lakeside hotel

St Moritz is well known as the winter playground of Europe’s rich and aristocratic. But don’t dismiss the resort, and…

Artist painting

Marc Ferrero’s unique practice of ‘Storytelling Art’ combines aesthetic styles and visual references from different artistic movements and cultures to…

Luxurious hotel bedroom

East London-based architecture and design practice Orms masterminded the renovation of Camden Town Hall Annexe in Kings Cross for The…

man wearing watch

Hublot is celebrated for being the most pioneering and original brand in the world of haute horlogerie. The first watch…

Exterior deck of yacht

Antony Sheriff has transformed the fortunes of Bernard Arnault’s yachtmaker Princess, creating boats that are stylish, in demand and environmentally…

glacial alpine lake

Climate change is creating challenges for mountain resorts the world over. In Switzerland, a new luxury resort is leading the…

Octopus tentacles

The ancient art of steam cooking has gained new impetus with the revolution in healthy and mindful cuisine. Lisa Jayne…

Standing wine cabinet

British-owned business Spiral Cellars designs, makes and installs a range of luxury wine storage options from free-standing cabinets to bespoke…

Pastel coloured timepieces

The colourful collection of new limited edition Hublot timepieces features an uplifting pastel palette, alongside some bolder takes on Spring…

White convertible supercar on road

In the third and final of our supercar reviews, LUX sits at the cockpit of another super fast convertible: the…

red sports car shown on the road

In the second of our supercar reviews, we test drive a road-burning Italian sports car suitable for all the family:…

sports car on road at sunset

In the first of our supercar reviews, we take one of the world’s fastest convertibles for a spin: the Aston…

Lighthouse villa with views over sea

The Thinking Traveller is a villa rental company that offers exclusive access to some of the most desirable properties in…

Mountainscape of peaks and glacier

Zermatt, in Switzerland, has mountain views and activities that are the stuff of legend. It also has the highest altitude…

Luxurious lounge area of town house

Mayfair-based developers Clivedale London recently unveiled the interiors for a townhouse at Mayfair Park Residences, an exclusive residential development managed…

Artist desk with lamp, paintings and paints

L’École is a school of jewellery arts based in Paris and supported by Van Cleef & Arpels, offering a luxurious…

Monochrome portrait of man wearing sunglasses

Flavio Briatore has never stood still. From Formula One racing, to a nightclub empire, to high-end restaurants, he has transformed…

Entranceway to a beautiful whitewashed building

Lady Carole Bamford, the founder of Daylesford Organic, beauty brand Bamford and numerous charitable foundations including Nila House gives us…

Lion walking across wild plains

Traveljar designs luxurious travel itineraries tailored to guests’ interests and led by industry experts such as scientists, Olympic medalists and…

Historic jewelled brooch

The creations of quintessentially Parisian jewellery maker Chaumet may have been fit for an empress in the late 18th century…

Interiors of smart business centre

Chelsea Barracks in Belgravia is one of the most spectacular luxury developments in the world. And at its heart is…

Grand dinner in palace

The Palace of Versailles hosted one of its most opulent evenings since the times of Louis XVI, as the owners…

Man and women wearing gym kit outside a building

Russian style and fitness guru Polina Kitsenko wants it all. Co-founder of the biggest charity marathon in her home country…

Two young men in their rooms

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.

Prosecco bottle against brown background

Utsava Kasera is an entrepreneur and investor with interests in luxury brands, fashion, art and tech. Most recently, his attention…

Sculpture of a head standing on a counter in a kitchen

Last Wednesday evening the doors of Gaggenau’s Mayfair showroom were locked for a private party hosted by LUX with an…

Luxurious interiors of a beach villa bedroom

Due to open in 2021, One&Only Kéa Island is a luxury resort offering private residences on the little-known Cycladic island…

One of Paris’ most illustrious tailoring houses has opened the doors to its a new London boutique. LUX takes a…

Luxury cruise ship on the ocean at sunset

Luxury cruise brand Oceania Cruises is in the midst of multi-million dollar project, which will see the refurbishment of their…

Cliffside hotel with view of the ocean

Sophie Caulcutt is the co-founder of luxury travel and fashion concierge company Voyager Club, which connects travellers with unique hotels,…

Contemporary kitchen interiors with wine storage cabinet

LUX Editor-in-Chief Darius Sanai shares his experiences of storing and spoiling wine, and explains why Eurocave cabinets offer the optimum storage…

Luxurious beach side resort

LUX steps into a different universe of tranquillity, colour and cuisine at The Ritz-Carlton Abama resort in Tenerife, a short…

Luxurious villa property

Lord Andrew Hay is Global Head of Residential at Knight Frank, the international real estate consultancy, and has built up…

Louis Roederer International Wine Awards

Last week, the 15th edition of the annual Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards took place at The Royal Academy…

Vineyards pictured at night with orange sky

Louis Roederer makes what might just be the world’s most famous champagne, Cristal, and a range of others all renowned…

Man in a suit standing next to a red ferrari sportscar

No detail is small enough to escape Ferrari designer Flavio Manzoni’s razor-sharp focus. Rachael Taylor discovers how his expertise in…

Two watches resting on a white wall with ocean in background

Hublot’s latest series of classic fusion chronographs is a celebration of the laid-back Mediterranean lifestyle Evoking the mood of luxuriously…

luxurious camper van with pop up roof and ocean in distance

The Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo camper van provides a luxurious and hassle-free alternative to camping, as Digital Editor Millie Walton discovered…

Aerial view inside a bed making workshop

In 1905 The Savoy Hotel decided to create a bespoke bed for its guests, and so began the legacy of…

Orchestra in performance

LUX Editor-in-Chief Darius Sanai attends the premiere night of Adriana Lecouvreur sponsored by Swarovski at the Salzburg Festival LUX had…

Sir Elton John standing with a Bentley sports car

Bentley auctions its new First Edition Flying Spur to raise funds for the Elton John Aids Foundation at a Midsummer…

Render of birdseye view of a harbour from the top of a building

Lord Andrew Hay is Global Head of Residential at Knight Frank, the international real estate consultancy, and has built up…

Man sitting on the floor in front of sculptures of dinasours

French artist Richard Orlinski is known for his bold, pop-art sculptures, which have appeared at French Grand Prix and on…

hotel bar restaurant with view over New York City

President of Lightstone Mitchell Hochberg has put his stamp on New York with multiple real-estate developments, including luxury residences 130…

Base camp of mount everest with mountains in the background

Expeditions to the remote and barely explored corners of the planet are not for everybody, but with the help of…

Classic car driving along a country road in the French countryside

Ferraris! France! Finish lines! Equal parts grit and glamour, the Rallye des Princesses is a female-only classic car race with…

Nighttime view of ski resort village St Moritz

St Moritz, in Switzerland’s Engadin, is an Alpine paradise in winter, with some of Europe’s best hotels for your skiing…

Baha Mar Rosewood luxury resort

There has never been a better time to luxuriate in the Bahamas, as Jenny Southan finds out at the new…

Contemporary concrete architectural entrance way to a building

Masseto, Italy’s most celebrated wine, is made from spectacular vineyards by the Tuscan coast, backed by ancient forests, looking out…

Andermatt Swiss Alpine village in summertime

Andermatt is rapidly becoming one of Switzerland’s best year-round Alpine destinations. Already famed for its winter sports, the resort is…

Architectural render of a public space and contemporary apartment buildings

The new One Monte-Carlo development could just be the swankiest place in the world for you to hang out with…

Colourful interiors of a living room with velvet arm chairs and illustrated walls

This month, a new members’ club opened its doors in Marylebone, London. Sister to Home House, Home Grown is geared…

Luxury hotel skyscraper building against a blue sky

Hong Kong’s brand-new Rosewood Hotel is a triumph of taste and style, says Darius Sanai It was the party to…

An artwork on paper by artist Raqip Shaw

Spearheaded by the recent opening of Deutsche Bank’s ambitious PalaisPopulaire, new developments are rapidly placing Berlin at the centre of…

Business woman Vicky Xu poses with a black horse

Vicky Xu, the head of Hong Kong venture capitalists Global Group’s new Lifestyle & Sports Club, has brought her lifelong…

Private tropical beach with sun loungers and palm trees

Baha Mar is the latest and most prestigious resort to open in the Bahamas. With three leading hotel brands and…

Watch designer Richard Mille watches Formula One

Richard Mille is the name adorning some of the world’s most expensive – and outrageous – timepieces. But the eponymous…

A bottle of Philipponnat champagne surrounded by roses

Festive drinks parties might not have started just yet, but it’s never too early to stock the cellar, or drink…

luxury wrist-bracelet with black strap and metal detailing

British brand Senturion has launched a new limited collection of high-tech supercar key bracelets Senturion’s latest collection of luxury tech-bracelets…

view of luxury penthouse suite with wooden decking and outdoor seating areas

In 2006 British entrepreneur John Caudwell sold his pioneering telecommunications company, the Caudwell Group, which included high-street mobile phone retail…

Smart contemporary lobby area with cream sofas and modern light fitting

Luxury real estate developer Northacre was founded in 1977 by German architect Klas Nilsson. Owner of The Lancasters, a luxe development…

Vintage aesthetic of a Riva boat with Lia Riva on board

The sleek, Mahogany retro-glamour of Riva boats sings of the Riviera’s Golden Era. The Riva family began making boats in Italy’s…

large contemporary lounge area with sofas and armchairs

Invitation only, private members club Wentworth is home to one of the UK’s most exclusive and historic golf courses. After…

Model wearing blue and yellow off the shoulder swimsuit lying on a pebbled beach

New York based swimwear label, Flagpole is a Cali-surfer girl’s dream. Clean lines, block colours and bikinis that won’t fall…

Man picking purple grapes on a vineyard

The maker of Masseto hosts a private dinner for LUX readers in London, along with LUX Editor-in-Chief Darius Sanai Axel…

Skyline view of Manhattan Upper West Side, luxury neighbourhood

Gennady Perepada is New York’s go-to real estate broker who curates lavish lifestyles for his elite, high-net worth clients. LUX…

picturesque setting for dinner by the poolside at a luxury villa

This month sees the latest edition of the annual Auction Napa Valley, one of the most lavish and interesting events…

Belgian painter and poet, Henri Michaux stubbornly refuses to fall into any particular category and yet, or perhaps because of…

Ramesh Nair worked under Martin Margiela and Jean Paul Gaultier at Hermès until luxury titan Bernard Arnault came calling in…

Kitchens were once the utilitarian core of the house. Now, leading manufacturers of kitchen appliances are more about architecture and…

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Why should I go now? Spring sounds good in theory, but in much of the northern hemisphere it means grey…

In his latest column for LUX, Geoffrey Kent, founder of leading luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent, discusses the growing…

five star hotel in the Swiss alpine village of Andermatt

Deep within the Swiss Alps, tucked between Zermatt and St. Moritz, lies what is perhaps the most ambitious little town…

Mercedes-AMG C 63 Estate car driving through the countryside

The era of fast cars is, surely, over. Traffic jams, speed cameras, environmental concerns, enhanced policing – all are good…

Exterior view of the contemporary architecture of Ritz Carlton Almaty

Why should I go now? It’s mid-winter in Kazakhstan, a spectacular time to see the biggest and most historic city…

Ferrari 575 Maranello

By Darius Sanai, Editor-in-Chief A few months ago I was invited to take part in a panel discussion on investing…

Italian mansion Villa Giuseppina

By Darius Sanai, Editor-in-Chief As a collector of, and investor in, wines, I like to serve interesting and unusual wines…

Millie Walton takes to the skies with Bombardier to experience the high life of a billionaire

Knightsbridge luxury property development by Finchatton

Knightsbridge, Belgravia or Mayfair? That’s the choice that faces most high-rolling new residents or investors in London. The areas border each other (the boundary between Belgravia, Knightsbridge and neighbouring Chelsea is notoriously fluid), and while none is exactly shabby, each has a different vibe and soul.

For the launch of her AW16 collection, luxury accessory designer Stefania Pramma teamed up with artist Sara Berman to create a playful installation of handbags and paintings, displayed for one night only in the colourful interiors of 5 Hertford Street’s exclusive nightclub, Loulou’s. Millie Walton spoke to the designer about her inspiration, Italian heritage and obsession with dogs.

Michael Wainwright boodle fine jeweller

Michael Wainwright is Managing Director and co-owner of Boodles, the British society jeweller, which has nine stores in London and its heartland of northwest England. Soon after the opening of the brand’s spectacular new flagship on London’s Old Bond Street, he spoke to LUX Editor-in-Chief Darius Sanai, as part of our on-going Luxury Leaders series, about Britishness, the retail experience, and possibly going to America.

LVMH President, Jean Claude Biver portrait image

With a billion people about to become luxury consumers over the next decade, real luxury will become more personal, more individual and more secretive. So predicts our columnist, JEAN-CLAUDE BIVER, continuing our series on business philosophy and strategy

Fair-mined gold jewellery by Chopard

As artistic director and co-president of Chopard, CAROLINE SCHEUFELE sees it as her duty not only to keep the famed jewellery house’s A-list clientele happy, but also to have a vision of the consumer of the future. She tells LUX why provenance will be everything

By Darius Sanai Editor in Chief One of the truisms of collecting, whether you are Imelda Marcos hoarding shoes or…