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 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…

Founder of Fondation Thalie, Nathalie Guiot The Brussels-based French founder of Fondation Thalie is from one of France’s biggest retail families. Nathalie Guiot speaks to LUX about the need…

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…

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…

Walking back after dinner. Image by Darius Sanai Paris, the eternal city, never changes. Or perhaps it does. After a two-year hiatus, Darius Sanai notices some interesting happenings during a week…

Installation view of Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, September 29, 2021-February 13, 2022). From left to right: Savarin, 1982; Savarin, 1982; Savarin, 1982;…

1938 Bugatti Type 57 C Stelvio Cabriolet Maarten Ten Holder, Managing Director of Bonhams Motoring, tells LUX his top picks at Les Grandes Marques du Monde in Paris, ahead of the sale on Thursday…

Chef Alain Ducasse, who currently holds twenty-one Michelin stars, has teamed up with Dom Pérignon and renowned chefs Albert Adrià (one Michelin star), Romain Meder (3 Michelin stars) and Jessica…

Prince Robert de Luxembourg. Courtesy of Domaine Clarence Dillon. F. Poincet @ OccitMedia Prince Robert de Luxembourg is taking Domaine Clarence Dillon and Château Haut-Brion, one of Bordeaux’s…

Inside the new Castiglione wing of the Hôtel Costes. Image by Alex Profit. The legendary celebrity magnet Hôtel Costes in Paris is reopening with 38 spectacular new rooms and suites in a new…

Goossens' flagship London boutique in Mayfair Parisian couture jewellery house GOOSSENS opens the doors to its first London boutique in Burlington Gardens, Mayfair French jeweller Robert Goossens…

Alexandre Mars is the Founder & CEO of non-profit foundation Epic and the Founder of Paris-based VC fund blisce/. Image courtesy of Epic French entrepreneur, author and philanthropist Alexandre…

Artworks by Erwin Wurm installed in Cafe de Flore, Paris Art historian Anne-Pierre d’Albis-Ganem is the founder of the Parcours-Saint-Germain-des-Prés, a yearly contemporary art festival in…

The lobby of Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg In the final edition of our luxury travel views series, LUX Editor-in-Chief Darius Sanai enjoys the Parisian elegance and ease of Sofitel Paris Le…

La Muña restaurant at La Réserve Eden au Lac Zurich. In the second of our four part luxury travels view column, our editor-in-chief Darius Sanai discovers the elegant alpine charm of La Réserve…

Ali Behnam-Bakhtiar. Image by Marko Delbello Ocepek. Iranian-born designer Ali Behnam-Bakhtiar does it all – interiors, architectural design, weddings. Whether large-scale events or private…

This 1995 Ferrari F512M Coupé will be on sale at the Bonhams auction in Zoute, Belgium on October 11 Modern classic cars, desirable machines from the 1980s onwards, are hotter than ever, with…

Beet gnocchi from Le Clarence cookbook of recipes by head chef Christophe Pelé. Image © Richard Haughton Earlier this year, Domaine Clarence Dillon, the luxury French company who owns…

L’Arbre aux tourmalines (1976) by Jean Vendome © MNHN/F. Farges. The heritage of Parisian jeweller Van Cleef & Arpels is being honoured by an exhibition at the Muséum National d’Histoire…

Gaggenau's new combi-steam ovens 400 and 200 series Last week, LUX attended the launch of Gaggenau's new combi-steam ovens, presented alongside underwater artworks by artist Jason deCaires Taylor…

Interiors by Jouin Manku at the recently reopened restaurant Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester in London. Image by Pierre Monetta With 21 Michelin stars to his name, Alain Ducasse is one of the…

Various looks from the Noir Kei Ninomiya SS20 show, with headpieces by flower artist Azuma Makoto The weird and the wonderful come together in the extravagant creations of fashion designer and…

Masseria Cardinale is one of The Thinking Traveller's larger villas in Sicily, located in the countryside with authentic design features The Thinking Traveller is a villa rental company that offers…

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,…

French designer Philippe Starck. Image by JB Mondino. Legendary French designer Philippe Starck gives Mark C. O’Flaherty his radical vision of the future: a time when designers won’t be needed…

Installation view of Maturation by José Yaque (2020) at Galleria Continua Roma, St. Regis. Image courtesy the artist and Galleria Continua Founded in 1990 by three friends in the Tuscan town of…

Boutique hotel Les Manoir de Portes de Deauville offers a homely kind of luxury in the heart of Normandy Located just two hours from Paris, Deauville has long been a chic weekend destination for…

Number 16 Clifford Street in Mayfair, Cifonelli's new residence One of Paris' most illustrious tailoring houses has opened the doors to its a new London boutique. LUX takes a look inside It's not…

Michael G. Wilson & Etienne Bizot from the Bollinger Family at Hotel de Crillon, Paris Last week, Champagne Bollinger celebrated the 40th anniversary of its partnership with James Bond with a…

British model and founder of Wilder Botanics Rachel Boss. Image by Aaron Hurley LUX contributing editor and model at Models 1, Charlie Newman continues her online exclusive series, interviewing…

Punta Norte (2008), Ruben Alterio Argentinian artist Ruben Alterio is known for his large-scale abstract paintings, created in his Parisian studio, two floors up from the one once…

Philipp Plein at his Resort show during the Cannes Film Festival in 2018 Philipp Plein is the partying designer for the Monaco private-jet set, who has also retained his status among fashion’s…

Vintage Dior haute couture by Gianfranco Ferré, from the late 1990s In Rome, history, style and a captivating jewellery collection come together in an engrossing new exhibition by home-grown…

Installation shot of the 'Autrement' exhibition in Chaumet's Paris boutique Maison Chaumet's latest exhibition Autrement reimagines selected jewels through drawings from its Parisian archives and a…

Model and founder of Metizo chocolate, Avril Guerrero. Instagram: @_avril_guerrero LUX contributing editor and model at Models 1, Charlie Newman continues her online exclusive series,…

The 'Black Hawk' high jewellery collection by Messika Valérie Messika grew up playing with precious stones. Her father, Andre, was renowned in the diamond industry for decades, but at the age of…

'Mannequin-étoile'(1936), Dora Maar. © Adagp, Paris, 2019. Photo © Centre Pompidou To the majority of people, Dora Maar is Picasso’s lover and his muse, and yet Maar was an innovative and…

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…

A Porsche passes through Aix-en- Provence in the Rallye des Princesses Ferraris! France! Finish lines! Equal parts grit and glamour, the Rallye des Princesses is a female-only classic car race with…

Model and stylist Mouchette Bell. Photographed by Benjamin Kaufman LUX contributing editor and model at Models 1, Charlie Newman continues her online exclusive series, interviewing her peers…

Olivier Rousteing with models, including Cara Delevingne, after Balmain’s SS19 show at the Hôtel de Ville in Paris The French label Balmain, known for its 1950s couture, has been turned into a…

Swedish model and life coach Anna K. for matchesfashion.com. Instagram: @annaklevhag LUX contributing editor and model at Models 1, Charlie Newman continues her online exclusive series,…

Instagram: @nelis_vansia Has Instagram been taken over by fake follower fever, banal mirror selfies and blatant product promotion? Not if you’re one of the new wave of creatives, eschewing…

Vulcain. Courtesy Musée Rodin. Photo by Jean de Calan Auguste Rodin is best known for his sensual, turbulent sculptures, but he was one of those rare artists, like Picasso, who transcended…

L'oscar is named after and inspired by writer Oscar Wilde. The hotel sits in the heart of London's historic literary neighbourhood Bloomsbury Jacques Garcia is the master of decadent design. His…

The Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme is located in the luxury heart of Paris Why should I go now? Any number of reasons: visiting Fashion Week; dropping by some dealers ahead of next month’s FIAC art…

Spring Place New York: members-only collaborative workspace and social club Co-working spaces are already well integrated into our urban landscapes. Companies like WeWork provide communal offices…

LVMH's Delphine Arnault with Karl Lagerfeld at the LVMH Prize 2018 cocktail reception ©François GOIZE The LVMH prize is the most prestigious and desirable award for any emerging designer. Lauren…

Even luxury hotels in the world's great metropolises, like Hong Kong, sometimes get it wrong, according to Geoffrey Kent It’s surprising how often ‘luxury’ hotels get even the simple things…

French-Iranian artist Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar with his work 'Guardians of Life' 2017, at his solo exhibition 'Oneness Wholeness' This week saw the London opening of Oneness Wholeness, a much-awaited…

Moynat's shop in Selfridges, London It was hand-painted handbags at dusk at the new, gallery-like Accessories Hall at Selfridges in London as Moynat, the uber-exclusive Parisian leather goods…

Moynat's Artistic Director, Ramesh Nair Ramesh Nair worked under Martin Margiela and Jean Paul Gaultier at Hermès until luxury titan Bernard Arnault came calling in 2011,with his personal brand…

Pit Power Pendant Parisian jewellery designer Anissa Kermiche takes inspiration from everyday objects and situations to create wearable pieces of art that are as bold and quirky as they are sensual…

A decadent Junior Suite at the Saint James Hotel, Paris Paris is by no means a new luxury destination - the international city of love is home to the world's best restaurants, haute couture and the…

Model wearing Balenciaga orange coast as buyers inspect a dinner outfit in the background, Paris, 1954. Image by Mark Shaw As the official London Fashion Week hotel, The May Fair has played host to…

London-based Greta Bellamacina is one of those people who, once discovered, you can’t stop thinking about. Like a sleeper hit which innocuously makes its way up into the charts as one by one fans…

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…

Guy Bourdin, Paris Vogue 1975, Chloé autumn-winter 1975 collection ©The Guy Bourdin Estate, 2017 / Courtesy A + C Most people aren't aware of Guy Bourdin's close relationship with the fashion…

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…

Mauritian model and restaurateur, Alicia Rountree Sydney Lima LUX contributing editor and Storm model, Sydney Lima continues her online exclusive series, interviewing her peers about…

Sushi Shop is a ground-breaking global sushi chain, combining takeaway casual, fine-dining quality, experimental cuisine, and collaborations with some of the world’s greatest chefs. Kitty Harris…

Fotofever Paris is a friendly kind of art fair. It welcomes newcomers, whether or not their pockets are deep, and favours fresh faced talent. Ahead of the fair’s fifth edition,…

Mother and Daughter Olivia (left) and Andrée shared similar design sensibilities Head to central Paris and you might just catch a glimpse of Olivia Putman. CAROLINE DAVIES speaks to the designer…

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…

Marco Lodola, Aladin As Bowiemania takes over the world, our columnist tells how he is putting on a particularly original, global tribute to the multifaceted cultural icon. JEAN-DAVID MALAT The…