Author Archives: The Cloister

Does 2021 Mark The Beginning Of A New Era For Luxury?

The luxury goods industry is worth a whopping $380 billion globally, attracting an affluent customer base who are only too happy to invest in the latest status symbol – from the new-season capsule wardrobe by Chanel to the most recent Max Mara fashion must-have. But since the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic in early 2020, things have […]

London Neighborhood That Trump Called Lousy Is Now One of City’s Hottest

President Trump once dismissed the London neighborhood of Nine Elms as “lousy” and “horrible.” Mr. Trump made his remarks in 2018, after the American Embassy left its historic base in upscale Mayfair for a newly constructed building 3 miles south. Today, Nine Elms is emerging as one of London’s hottest real-estate markets. The 561-acre tract […]

Modernist Compound in California’s Rancho Santa Fe Sells for $22.9 Million

A wildly unique contemporary compound in California’s Rancho Santa Fe owned by a local university changed hands last week for $22.9 million. The University of California San Diego was the seller of the six-bedroom home after the property was donated to them in 2018 by the home’s previous owner, Qualcomm co-founder Andrew Viterbi, records show. […]

Nautor’s Swan Enters the Motor Boat Market with Swan Shadow

Nautor’s Swan launches Swan Shadow, a multipurpose motor yacht concept that can reach a performance of up to 55 knots top speed. The motorboat broadens the range of vessels the Finnish developer of luxury sailing yachts offers to its customers and epitomizes the core elements of its brand DNA: Performance, Quality, Elegance. Swan Shadow features few […]

Style And Substance: How One British Company Is Raising The Bar When It Comes To Luxury Bespoke Kitchens

Beautiful, unique kitchens that induce envy on Instagram? Or robust, carefully engineered kitchens that are designed and built to last? These days customers are demanding both. And if their kitchen can be designed and built in Britain using local talented craftspeople, well, so much the better. We talked to Scott Slater, co-founder of sought-after luxury kitchens […]

The Hottest Outdoor Pool In London Offers Moonlit Midnight Swims

Of all of London’s outdoor swimming pools, Hampton Pool claims to be the hottest – heated to a toasty 28℃ all year round, it’s a whole three degrees warmer than rivals in London Fields and Charlton. Those extra few degrees go hand-in-hand with being situated in one of the posher suburbs of outer London: the Hampton neighbourhood also contain Henry […]