Category: Art, Culture & Design

View of Cape Town

Design Destination Cape Town

For its burgeoning creative output, diverse voices and inspiring natural beauty, the mother city - recently named a UNESCO city of design – has established itself as one of the…

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The staircase at the Grande Cafe de la Poste

Beneath a desert sky in Marrakech

On a night much blacker than this, a night before electricity had pierced the recesses of the souk, and ten years before Talitha Getty and Yves Saint Laurent made Marrakech…

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Charles and Ron at the New York Fashion Week 2019

Romancing the sun and sea in Malta with Charles & Ron

Set just off the coast of Sicily, Malta is a country whose storied history stretches far beyond its golden beaches and otherworldly-blue waters. Insider: Charles & Ron share some of…

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Marilyn Monroe Auction

Marilyn Monroe at her most candid in exclusive photo exhibition

Marilyn Monroe cuts a stunning figure, and there’s no denying that her mien is one of Hollywood’s most recognisable. Poster girl of the generation and the President’s muse in never-seen-before…

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San Lorenzo Lodges by Giovanni De Sandre

Scandal in the papal apartment – Rome’s infamous room opens for stays

As the story goes, a 17th century Pope had an affair with his widowed sister-in-law, and their dalliances played out in a jaw-dropping baroque apartment spanning 350 square metres, replete…

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The bar is a study in old-world European elegance, with heavy mahogany mixed with rattan touches

Colonial-era Singapore meets old world European luxe

One of Europe’s oldest luxury hoteliers has opened its doors in Singapore’s historic Capitol Piazza, and while its accoutrements are unmistakably European - the hotel’s interiors are draped with decadent…

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The restorted Juanqinzhai theater room is a testament to the lavish styles of the time

Forbidden City’s elusive Qianlong Palace gears up for its first-ever public unveiling

China’s storied Forbidden City in Beijing is as beautiful as it is elusive. The City served as the former Imperial Palace through numerous dynasties China continues its reclamation of past…

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A royal portrait of Princess Margaret on her 21st birthday in London, 1949

Princess Margaret’s 21st birthday dress and Christian Dior’s lavish history in London

Christian Dior once said of England: “There is no other country in the world, besides my own, whose way of life I like so much. Style and Fashion in London…

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The main area deck of Serra Cafema

Luxurious desert camp Serra Cafema leads in supporting Namibia’s Skeleton Coast’s communities

Serra Cafema, a private camp located in Namibia, offers guests an authentic experience of staying in the desert and interacting with the local community Exploring Namibia's coast with the semi-nomadic…

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Rascal Voyages mixes in natural tradition with breathtaking luxury

Sail around Indonesia’s pristine archipelagos in unfettered luxury

Indonesia's premier private-charter phinisi line, Rascal Voyages, has teamed up with luxury all-inclusive resort Nihi Sumba to offer travellers a unique seafaring expedition to remember. Luxury cruising on a phinisi…

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