A grassy terrace overlooking Lake Garda at Lefay Resort In the fourth part of our luxury travel views column from the Spring 2022 issue, LUX’s Editor-in-Chief Darius Sanai checks in at the Lefay…

Clinique La Prairie has established itself as a leading name in longevity research, offering wellness programmes for over ninety years. For its inaugural escape far away from its traditional Alps and…

The lobby in the new Castiglione addition to the Hotel Costes in Paris In the third part of our luxury travel views column from the Spring 2022 issue, LUX’s Editor-in-Chief Darius Sanai checks in…

The new Bentley Bentayga Hybrid is a lighter-feel luxury SUV that’s a wonderful mix of refinement and muscle In the third part of our supercar review series, LUX gets behind the wheel of the…

The entrance of Pavillon Ledoyen with an installation by Tadashi Kawamata Yannick Alléno is one of France’s top chefs, famous as much for his drive and ambition as he is for his expertise with…

The Ritz-Carlton, Fari Islands, in the Maldives A new resort complex in the Maldives seeks to combine ocean exploration and conservation, extreme luxury, sustainability, and a cultural vibe the…

Exterior view of the 19th-century Grand Hotel Kronenhof in the Swiss Alps In a high valley near St Moritz, the Kronenhof in Pontresina combines Swiss culture with a Mediterranean mountain vibe. Who…

This special Heritage Design Edition of Porsche's 911 Targa 4S is the perfect compromise between a fixed-roof and a convertible- but your hair may still get messed up In the first part of our…

The Bentley Home '2022' collection, shown at the atelier LUX stops off at the new Bentley Home atelier in Milan to check out its latest furniture collections Bentley Home has opened its new…

LUX stopped off for an al fresco lunch with Fiona Barratt Campbell, founder of her eponymous interior design studio, FBC London and Sol Campbell, English professional football manager and former…

The leafy terrace at Mandarin Oriental Ritz in Madrid In the first part of our luxury travel views column from the Spring 2022 issue, LUX’s Editor-in-Chief Darius Sanai checks in at the…

There may be more exclusive places on the islands near Cannes and in the bays around St Tropez and Capri, but summer isn't summer without a little fix at the Monte Carlo Beach Club If you are…

Original digital art by Mercedes-Benz at Design Essentials IV: The Art of Creating Desire LUX stops off at the Mercedes-Benz Design Centre in Nice to hear about its latest projects – from EVs…

L'apartement at Château Voltaire The Arrival We walked into Chateau Voltaire the wrong way, or was it the right way? The hotel is a striking corner building on a side street, Rue St Roch, just…

Designer Rob Ryan's fresh take for Gaggenau's 'Art of the Kitchen' series With our increasingly urban lifestyle, biophilic design is becoming ever more urgent – in fact our happiness and…

The OWO Whitehall, Residents' Lounge. Image courtesy of Grain London London’s hottest luxury residential area? Westminster, next to the Houses of Parliament and Downing Street. So what took it so…

The terrace at Cervo Mountain Resort The arrival To get to the Cervo, you have first to arrive in Zermatt, an adventure in itself. The train (the resort is only accessible by train) winds through…

The library at L'oscar Michel Reybier, owner of La Reserve, has just bought L'oscar, a London luxury boutique hotel. Darius Sanai drops by and looks forward to a new star of the scene I first met…

The Library in the Riverstone Kensington Penny Hughes is the Chairman of Riverstone, a group that is changing the senior living sector. Samantha Welsh speaks to Hughes about why Riverstone is…

Four Seasons Private Residences New Orleans Four Seasons is not only world renowned for its luxurious hotels but also its private residences. Here, LUX speaks to Paul White, President of…

Legendary shoe designer Christian Louboutin. Copyright and courtesy Christian Louboutin Superstar shoe designer Christian Louboutin, whose signature red-soled pumps with vertiginous stiletto heels…

One of Molori’s recent and largest projects is this 2,100 sq m home in California, remodelled as a resort Molori Designs takes the concept of bespoke to a whole new level. Answering all your…

The OWO by Raffles, Whitehall, London Jeff Tisdall The Old War Office was the centre of operations for the UK war effort. Three quarters of a century later, The OWO has once again become a…

Utsava Kasera is a next-gen portfolio entrepreneur who has put his faith in his latest investment: a premium Prosecco, aimed at shaking up the drink market in the UK and US. The Indian-born,…

Torrance golf course at the Fairmont St Andrews Located on the east coast of Fife in Scotland, the Fairmont St Andrews is a grand resort hotel with a championship golf course, spa and multiple…

Vitalie Taittinger is president of the Taittinger champagne house. Photograph by Luc Valigny Vitalie Taittinger took over her family's champagne house in 2020. As well as controlling the creation…

Hermès perfumer Christine Nagel. Photograph by Sofia Etmauro Christine Nagel is one of the most admired perfumers in the world, and has worked as the "nose" of Hermès since 2016. Most recently,…

Bentley Continental GT V8 Convertible In the third part of our supercar review series, LUX gets behind the wheel of the Bentley Continental GT V8 Convertible Certain cars have visual drama. Other…

The Heritage Suite Bedroom at Castello Del Nero, Como Group's latest opening in Tuscany Olivier Jolivet has sat at the helm of COMO Group since 2017. He oversees the COMO Hotels and Resorts…

Montegrappa's online configurator allows full customisation of the brand's iconic fountain pens Responding to the ever increasing demand for custom-designed products, Italian luxury brand…

Warwick Acoustics' flagship headphone system, the APERIO, promises the ultimate listening experience. Image courtesy of Warwick Acoustics British company Warwick Acoustics has developed a…

October is not usually known as a ski month. But at the Andermatt Swiss Alps development, you can cruise the slopes down the 3000m Gemsstock in the morning, and be back for some witches' brew at…

Tom Dixon's Fat chairs, Beat pendant lights and Tube table. Image by Peer Lindgreen. Millie Walton speaks to four design leaders – Bentley’s Stefan Sielaff, Gaggenau’s Sven Baacke, Tom Dixon…

Portia Antonia Alexis is a leading consumer business analyst, neuroeconomist and mathematician Portia Antonia Alexis is a neuroeconomist and consumer goods analyst specialising in the luxury and…

Set with 50 diamonds, the new limited editions of Spirit of Big Bang are uplifting evolutions of the Swiss brand's iconic collection The colourful collection of new limited edition Hublot…

Bentley’s third generation Continental has the lot – power, handling, looks, and even a rotating display next to the dashboard In the third and final of our supercar reviews, LUX sits at the…

L'École, School of Jewellery Arts, is housed within the Van Cleef & Arpels headquarters in Paris L'École is a school of jewellery arts based in Paris and supported by Van Cleef & Arpels,…

The Gaggenau stand at the EuroCucina 2018 exhibition Stephen Bayley Of all rooms in the house, kitchens demand the best design for function as well as looks. Cultural critic Stephen Bayley…

A monkey runs across the private pool terrace of the Royal 'Burra Sahib' Suite at Sher Bagh. Image by James Houston Why should I go now? Thanks to stricter wildlife policies, India’s…

Sirena is the newest addition to Oceania Cruises' fleet Luxury cruise brand Oceania Cruises is in the midst of multi-million dollar project, which will see the refurbishment of their six ship…

Once owned by renowned gardener William Robinson, Gravetye Manor is famed for its beautiful grounds Why should I go now? The English countryside is at its most beautiful in the final few weeks of…

The KIKU by Savoir Beds features panels of hand-painted gilded silk wallpaper by London-based company Fromental In 1905 The Savoy Hotel decided to create a bespoke bed for its guests, and so began…

David Furnish and Sir Elton John with the Bentley Flying Spur at the Elton John Aids Foundation Gala in Antibes, France. Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Bentley auctions its new First…

Italy retains its place as one of the most desirable second home destinations in the world, says Andrew Hay. This property, Le Bandite is located in Umbria with easy access to Rome Lord Andrew…

French artist Richard Orlinski with two of his T-Rex sculptures French artist Richard Orlinski is known for his bold, pop-art sculptures, which have appeared at French Grand Prix and on the…

Bvlgari's Cinemagia High Jewellery collection is inspired by old age Hollywood glamour Bvlgari brings back Hollywood decadence with their latest high jewellery collection inspired by 1950s…

Maison Baum heels are fitted with a pain-free insole Newly launched shoe brand Maison Baum combines French luxury design with German medical expertise to create a high heel that's as comfortable…

The entrance to the Moxy Hotel in Chelsea, NYC President of Lightstone Mitchell Hochberg has put his stamp on New York with multiple real-estate developments, including luxury residences 130…

An explorer sets out on Day 6 of the recent A&K South Pole expedition. Image courtesy of Abercrombie & Kent At the age of 76, LUX contributor and founder of luxury travel company…

Velocity Black offers a start to finish booking service for high-net-worth individuals In 2014, Zia Yusuf quit his job at Goldman Sachs and started an online, ultra-luxury concierge…

The dramatic landscapes of Chile. Image by Ruben Santander Geoffrey Kent, Abercrombie & Kent’s chairman and founder, spends around 270 days on the road every year. In this month's exclusive…

Camping under the stars in the desert. Image by Wei Pan Geoffrey Kent is a pioneer of luxury travel and the founder of the multi-award winning Abercrombie & Kent global travel operator. In his…

Louis Vuitton’s strategy to overcome consumer inertia is to develop products, such as this from their 2017 pre-fall collection, which stand out as one-offs The nature of luxury is evolving fast.…

Tom Davies is a British eyewear designer offering a truly bespoke service. Kitty Harris sits opposite the designer in his Royal Exchange shop to learn more about designing for the individual and…

Bangkok-based designer, Bill Bensley is renowned for his original approach to luxury Bill Bensley is the go-to designer for one-of-a-kind luxury hotels. The Bangkok-based architect has masterminded…

Czech based desinger Jiri Kalfar on the catwalk launching his Honey Bee collection at LFW Czech based fashion designer Jiri Kalfar is known for challenging gender stereotypes through his fluid,…

One of the walled gardens at the former Laennec hospital at 40 rue de Sèvres Cour in Paris's 7th arrondissement, a masterpiece of 17th century architecture that underwent a major refurbishment…

The historic main house at Stapleford Park Stapleford Park is a historic manor house hotel set in stunning parkland two hours north of London. But it is much more than that: its clever structure…

Luxury Cotswolds hotel Buckland Manor is part of the Andrew Brownsword hotel collection In an era of parallel entrepreneurs, who start several businesses at once, Andrew Brownsword is a serial…

Polo tournaments don't exactly suffer from a downmarket reputation, but there is polo and there is the Hublot Polo in Gstaad. On arriving in your car, you are confronted with a unique kind of…

Priya Paul, one of India’s most prominent entrepreneurs, is chairperson of the design conscious, luxury five-star boutique hotel group ‘The Park Hotels’. She is heir to the Apeejay Surrendra…

Beach front villa with private pool Why should I go now? Monsoon season is one of the most beautiful times to go to Vietnam. The landscape is lush and green, and whilst the showers are fierce, it…

The ancient chedi at Wat Chedi Luang temple, Chiang Mai. Image by James Houston Chiang Mai is fast becoming Asia's most appealing tourist destination with its verdant scenery, glorious temples,…

Over the course of five days from Wednesday 24 May to Sunday 28 May 2017, southern Spain from Seville to Sotogrande welcomes the automobile elite for rallies, exhibitions, sales and displays of…

The Excelsior is a cathedral to modern tourism and business travel Luxury hotels are not all about marble bathrooms and art in the corridors: without perfect service and functionality, a luxury…

Dwarika's Dhulikhel is designed like a village, nestled into the hillside overlooking the Himalayas Since the devasting 2015 earthquake, Nepal has slowly been rebuilding itself as a travel…

Breakfast is served alfresco at Glenburn Tea Estate on the terrace. Image by James Houston The Himalayas are one of the few corners of the earth that remain unconquerable by humans. Many of the…

Groupe Floirat's first property, the legendary Hotel Byblos, Saint Tropez Hotel Byblos and its nightclub Les Caves du Roy are French Riviera legends, hosting celebrities, old wealth, young…

Bill Bensley's Art Deco palace, The Siam Why should I go now? Thousands of tourists flock to Thailand every year to take part in intensive wellness and meditation retreats in monasteries round the…

For the first time since its construction in 1702, the ancestral home of the Bruce family (the Earls of Elgin and Kincardine) is open as an exclusive venue for private events, in collaboration…

The view from one of the Eiffel Suites Why should I go now? Paris in the spring; summer fashions adorning the Parisiennes and their offspring and canines; do you have no romance? The Avenue…

Rami Mekdachi has worked as a perfumer for over twenty years, collaborating with some of the world's best known brands, such as L'Oréal, Colette, Lacoste and Chloé. And now, he's created his own…

More and more luxury brands are pledging their commitment to protecting our planet by valuing environmental concerns as highly as their customer's expectations. Leading the way in the luxury…

New York interior designer Ryan Korban has designed retail spaces for the biggest names in fashion - most recently the Aquazzura's opulent flagship on Madison Avenue - and counts Nicole Richie and…

The streets of Delhi. Picture by Igor Ovsyannykov In the past, India's heaving capital has been a fly-in, fly-out destination for most tourists, but with a booming art scene and the recent opening…

Courtesy of Kering The luxury giant is taking the lead in sustainability - and now will the world listen? We are all now accustomed to what could charitably be called eco-fluff, like the cards by…

The colonnaded entrance to Ten Trinity Square By Darius Sanai, Editor in Chief Your Rolls-Royce breezes past the Tower of London, in the shadow of the Shard, the Cheesegrater and the…

In the five years since it opened, The Alpina Gstaad has become an iconic European hotel, featuring award-winning restaurants and spa, spectacular indoor and outdoor pools, a gallery-worthy art…

Francois Paul Journe is the CEO of the eponymous Geneva-based watch company that is the ultimate object of desire for some of the world’s most discerning collectors. For our Luxury Leaders series,…

Roland Herlory, CEO of luxury swimwear brand Vilebrequin continues our Luxury Leaders series. He speaks to LUX about Saint Tropez’s 1970s rock’n’roll lifestyle, the influence of social media…

Speed and posing in Monte Carlo: Francesca Peak revels in the most glamorous destination on the F1 calendar, courtesy of Rolex When you think of Formula One, you don’t think of the gruelling driver…

Guillaume Davin is CEO of Moynat, the uber-luxe leather goods brand established privately by Bernard Arnault as a rival to Hermes. Moynat is not part of Arnault’s LVMH group, and the brand is run…

Javad Marandi, international entrepreneur with investments in the UK and continental Europe, is the first to feature in our new Luxury Leaders series. Here Marandi describes his work in…

Driverless cars – this year’s big thing in automobiles – trade emotion for efficiency. Can the company that invented the motor car combine both? Caroline Davies speaks to Mercedes- Benz’s…

The head of future mobility at the world’s leading luxury car manufacturer predicts that the transformation of the auto market will come slowly, but surely. Herbert Kohler As a company, as…

Online shopping may be thriving, but the world is awash with swanky boutiques offering indulgent fantasies of every type to the wellheeled and the dreamer synthroid tablets online. KARYS WEBBER picks…

China’s cities have come a long way from its heydays of bicycles, spittoons and Mao A government crackdown on conspicuous consumption may have slowed China’s luxury market, but opportunities…

Theaster Gates Photo: Sara Pooley Courtesy White Cube Theaster Gates is a phenomenon — one of the world’s most influential artists, he features at number 56 on Art Review’s list of the most…

Red is autumn’s punchiest colour so surround yourself with bright flashes at home and out and about to keep your spirits lifted. View the slide show…

Moynat could justifiably claim to be the world’s most luxurious bag maker, but it doesn’t. It is both historic and brand new. It is owned by the greatest luxury tycoon in history, who doesn’t…