Category: June – July 2017

Editor’s Note

Luxury in hospitality is not about perceived brand image, premium price tag, a big building to moot and a grand lobby decked out to awe. Luxury in this industry originates…

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Le Meurice Presidential Suite, Guillaume de Laubier

The 100 List 2017

Where we stay says a lot about who we are and shapes not only our experiences but our lives. One small encounter sets us on a course of new adventure…

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A quiet street with restaurants in the bohemian Marais district of Paris, Alexandre Rotenberg

Raymond Blanc’s Paris

As foodie trips go, this takes some beating. I’m walking around Paris with top French chef Raymond Blanc. Raymond Blanc From dimly-lit but good-value bistros and top restaurants to profiteroles…

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Dijon, a medieval pearl of Brittany by Mario

Gourmet Burgundy

‘Eat more!’ is my European mother’s mantra. So travelling to Burgundy to discover the best of its culinary delights seemed a natural fit for me. Burgundy has given birth to…

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Sunset over the Old Town of Bonifacio, South Coast of Corsica Island, by John Walker

Corsica’s isolated, ramshackle charm

You only need to look at a map to understand how difficult it is to reach Corsica, but even that doesn’t truly get at the heart of its isolated charm.…

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MonetGÇÖs Garden as he designed it

Impressionism in Normandy

I have often driven through Normandy and admired the landscape and rural architecture and promised myself I would explore the region in more depth. After visiting a flower show where…

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The grand houses of Provence with lush gardens

A week in Provence

Peter Mayle’s runaway bestseller A Year in Provence, this southernmost region of France, its wonderful food and wine and its relaxed way of life have exerted a magnetic pull. By…

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Lavertezzo, a rustic village along the breathtaking Verzasca River (Valley) in Ticino, by Mihai-Bogdan Lazar

A taste of Ticino

This isn’t the Switzerland I know and love. Gone are the snow-carpeted peaks and tidy green meadows speckled with dairy cows. Gone are the deep brown larch wood chalets with…

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Matakauri Lodge Main Lodge

Middle Earth luxury

Once upon a time, the wildlife lodges of New Zealand’s north and south islands were only known by a select few. They were destinations and encampments frequented by passionate anglers…

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A night out at Lam Son Lounge Bar Park Hyatt Saigon

Saigon the elegant lady of Indochina

If cities had a gender (masculine/feminine), Saigon would be feminine (‘elle’ or ‘she’) and Hanoi would be rather masculine (‘il’ or ‘he’). Hanoi, Vietnam’s administrative capital could be pictured as…

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