Bentley Home Introduces New Styles for 2021

Bentley Motors and Bentley Home unveiled the 2021 Collection of furniture designs. The Aldford Table, the Ramsey Sofa and Loveseat and the Styal Desk, feature a unique lacquered finish and an exciting new fabric produced from marble powder. Strong lines and timeless shapes characterize the new furniture designs by Carlo Colombo in close collaboration with Bentley Design, […]

The World’s Best Destinations To Mark Missed Milestones

Whilst 2020 was the year we cancelled long-awaited milestone celebrations, we can start planning ways to make those special moments even more exceptional this year. Whether you want to celebrate a birthday, achievement or have an incredible reunion, we’ve listed five of the world’s best destinations to mark your missed milestones – trust us, you […]

This Is What Londoners Are Looking Forward To The Most After Lockdown Ends

While many of us have been making the most of outdoor hospitality’s return, it’s safe to say that the whole country has one day they’re counting down the minutes to this year: June 21. If all goes to plan, this will mark the final entry of Boris Johnson’s roadmap, ending all the lockdown restrictions in Britain. […]

Fort Lauderdale Spec Home With Space for a Yacht Sells for $23 Million

A new waterfront mansion in Florida sold Friday for $23 million, setting a record in the posh Fort Lauderdale neighborhood of Harbor Beach. The six-bedroom, nine-bathroom spec home is the priciest publicly listed deal in the ZIP Code, according to the Multiple Listing Service. Located directly on the Intracoastal Waterway, the home offers nearly 9,500 […]

One&Only Portonovi Is the Ultra-Luxury Outpost on the Adriatic Riviera

One&Only’s first property in Europe, One&Only Portonovi, started welcoming guests. Located at the entrance of Boka Bay, at the edge of the Adriatic Sea in Montenegro, the resort features private sandy beaches, a revolutionary wellness experience at Chenot Espace, world-class dining by Michelin-starred chef Giorgio Locatelli, and the intuitive service. For the first time in Europe, One&Only […]

Palatial Palma: A Luxury Travel Guide To Mallorca’s Resort City

From medieval and Moorish-style fortresses to boutique stores and plush hotels, the resort city of Palma invites all to discover its Mediterranean delights. Often bathed under a warm canopy, temperatures in the Balearic Islands reach highs of 30 Celsius in August but enjoy temperatures of over 20 from May to October, with little rainfall. The […]

Hilltop Mansion in Australia’s White-Hot Byron Bay Hits the Market

Friday is the deadline for wealthy buyers to make an offer on a multi-million dollar compound in Australia’s celebrity-favored Byron Bay. From its elevated mountain-top position, the secluded 6.8-acre property—known as the Jewel—has panoramic views of the ocean and the surrounding lush valley, according to the listing with Janis Pekins of Real Estate of Distinction, […]

Colonial-Style Mansion on a Private Peninsula in the Chesapeake Bay Region Heads to Auction

A more than 7,000-square-foot red brick mansion on its own peninsula in Maryland is set to be sold to the highest bidder in a live auction May 22. The gated 6.4-acre property is located in Grasonville, about 20 miles east of Annapolis. The Colonial-style home is at the tip of the Piney Neck Point, where […]

Bespoke Rolls-Royce Phantom Oribe Created in a Unique Collaboration with Hermès

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars unveiled Bespoke Phantom Oribe. Its exterior and interior were designed and handcrafted hand-in-hand by bespoke specialists from Rolls-Royce and Hermès, using materials, techniques and know-how from both houses. The bespoke vehicle reflects the personality and passions of its owner, Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa. The client envisioned the car as a ‘land jet’, bringing the […]

The Brand New Rooftop Bar Overlooking London’s Iconic St Pancras Clock Tower • The Standard Rooftop

It’s not an exaggeration to say that, less than a month into outdoor hospitality returning, we are bowing down to the concept of alfresco dining and drinking. After all, it’s just about all we can do! Well, for now that is. And, when the wind isn’t blowing too hard in our faces, it’s hard to […]

English Mansion With 500 Years of History—Plus an Indoor Pool—Lists for £3.8M

A mansion in the U.K. that pairs almost 500 years of history with modern design, contemporary interiors and 5,000 Christmas trees has hit the market for £3.8 million (US$5.3 million). The Brick House dates to the 1530s and is Grade II* listed, meaning it’s legally protected due to its being of special architectural and historic […]

Palatial Palma: A Luxury Travel Guide To Mallorca’s Resort City

From medieval and Moorish-style fortresses to boutique stores and plush hotels, the resort city of Palma invites all to discover its Mediterranean delights. Often bathed under a warm canopy, temperatures in the Balearic Islands reach highs of 30 Celsius in August but enjoy temperatures of over 20 from May to October, with little rainfall. The […]

A Truly Giant Italian Food Market Has Opened In London

The world’s largest Italian food market and “bigger is better” advocates Eataly have long planned their first UK location right here in London – and after nearly three years of anticipation, the massive food market and restaurant hub has finally opened to the public. Founded in Italy, the chain has swept the States with stores in New York, LA and Chicago, […]

SPOFEC Rolls-Royce Wraith Black Badge Overdose

The experts from SPOFEC refined the Rolls-Royce Black Badge Wraith to offer a strictly limited edition of only three SPOFEC Rolls-Royce Wraith Black Badge Overdose cars worldwide. The widebody version of this GT was shaped in cooperation with German designer Vittorio Strosek and features components made of carbon and 22-inch SPOFEC SP2 hi-tech forged wheels, which were produced by […]

Restored 1920s Estate in Los Angeles’s Pacific Palisades Lists for Nearly $24 Million

A restored 1920s mansion in the upscale Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles hit the market Tuesday for just shy of $24 million. One of the original homes in the Riviera section of the tony neighborhood, the Tudor-style home has six bedrooms and 10 bathrooms over close to 10,000 square feet, according to listing agent […]

7 Of The Most Splendid Hotels To Luxuriate In Across The World

Travel is one of those luxuries in life that, until the pandemic and lockdowns scuppered all excitedly planned adventures, we didn’t know how good we had it before. The thought of whisking ourselves off on a fabulous five-star retreat still seems like a dream, even if restrictions are currently being eased, but plan and dream […]

A Statue Of The Iron Throne Will Arrive In Leicester Square This Summer

It’s been ten years since Game of Thrones arrived on our TV screens and changed the way we watched television forever. (For instance, instead of shipping your favourite characters, you simply hoped they’d make it to the end of the episode with their head still attached to their body.) To mark the occasion, the ultimate […]

Bugatti Unveils the Chiron Sport ‘Les Legendes du Ciel’ to the Middle East

At an exclusive event, Bugatti presented the limited Chiron Sport ‘Les Legendes du Ciel’ edition for the first time in the Middle East. We know that the Middle East region thrives on luxury, and so it is important for potential customers to have access to the latest Bugatti models. We are delighted to present the ‘Les Legendes du Ciel’ […]

Bank Exec Lists Modern Farmhouse in Sonoma for Nearly $7 Million

A member of the top brass at First Republic Bank has listed her modern farmhouse in California’s Sonoma County for just under $7 million. The 5,527-square-foot residence was listed last week by Katherine August-deWilde, former president of the bank and its current vice chair, and her husband, David deWilde, according to listing agent Holly Bennett […]

Bespoke Rolls-Royce Dawn in Collaboration with Architect Kengo Kuma

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and Kengo Kuma collaborate on a first-of-its-kind Bespoke Rolls-Royce Dawn. The motor car will become a moving representation of the new luxury residence ‘The Kita’ in central Tokyo, designed by the Japanese architect and professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Tokyo upon commission by global luxury property developer Westbank. The Bespoke […]

The Best States In The USA To Move To For Better Health And An Improved Quality Of Life

From year-round sun to friendly locals to getting more for your money when it comes to property investment, the reasons to seek out a luxurious new life in a new location are plentiful. And if the past year of being stuck in a series of lockdowns has done anything, it has encouraged people to seek […]

Here’s What’s Hidden Away In This Colourful Corner Of Covent Garden

Tucked away down a tiny side street in Seven Dials is Neal’s Yard, one of London’s prettiest streets. It’s easy to miss, but it would be unfortunate if you did. Inside this little enclave, you can get everything from pizza to pedicures… and every business is committed to sustainable and ethical commercial practices.  Not too long ago, Neal’s Yard […]

London’s Spectacular New Summer Playground Features Fairground Rides And A Beach

Yep, to misquote The Jam, we’re going Wonderground (going Wonderground) this summer, as a new food and entertainment hub sets up in West London for the summer. London Wonderground is heading to Earl’s Court with a mandate to provide street food, fairground thrills, and live music and comedy this summer, and it’s the spectacular summer playground we […]

Prominent Art Activist Lists Dramatic Bluff-Side Home in Laguna Beach, California, for $25 Million

A sprawling, turnkey trophy home in the Californian coastal enclave of Laguna Beach is headed to the market Wednesday for $25 million, Mansion Global has learned. Newly completed after a mammoth 15 years in the making, the three-story, bluff-top spread is in Laguna Beach’s prestigious guard-gated community of Three Arch Bay. “As soon as you […]

Rutland Gate mega-mansion ‘could be worth between £500m and £600m’

Detailed plans to restore and rework the UK’s most expensive house, 2-8 Rutland Gate, have been unveiled in the wake of its record-breaking £210m acquisition. Squire and Partners-designed proposals for the refurbishment of the 62,000 square foot private palace overlooking Hyde Park were submitted to Westminster a few weeks ago, following pre-app consultations with everyone involved […]

Miami’s Quintessential Restaurants to Check Out Right Now

All eyes are on Miami with more than 2 million people moving to Florida (solely due to the pandemic). Miami is having a big moment in the food and beverages industry with major restaurateurs opening new and/or iconic concepts, such as Estiatorio Ornos by Chef Michael Mina, MILA Miami by Fig & Olive’s former president Gregory Galy, […]

Say Hello To London’s Newest Open-Air Flower Market

Say the words “open-air flower market” to any Londoner, and their mind is going straight to Columbia Road Flower Market, whose unquestioned dominance is akin to that of, say, the Soviet Union’s feared ice hockey team. But last year, an upstart emerged, hoping for their own Miracle on Ice – for Chiswick Flower Market, which returns to […]

Richard Nixon’s Former ‘Western White House’ in San Clemente, California, Relists With a Price Hike

Newly emboldened from a surge in luxury home sales across coastal California, the current owners of former President Richard Nixon’s Western White House—a lavish Spanish Colonial-style compound in San Clemente, California, have relisted the estate for $65 million. That’s $7.5 million, or 13%, more than its last price tag. Known as La Casa Pacifica, the […]

Rolls-Royce Revealed Three Bespoke Builds at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show

At the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show, Rolls-Royce presents a collection of three motor cars: one-off Black Badge Cullinan, a new Ghost Extended Urban Sanctuary and the eye-catching Wraith Black Badge Pop Explosion. NEW GHOST EXTENDED URBAN SANCTUARY The Urban Sanctuary presents an elevated expression of Parquetry. Resembling the ‘cracked ice’ effect of the wooden window shutters on […]

The Very Best Luxury Wines For Spring And Early Summer Drinking

As spring gets into full swing, embrace bright flavours and sprightly wine styles to match the season’s lighter, fresher menus. From food-friendly whites, aromatic reds and crisp rosés, through to indulgent sparkling wines and special bottles, these are excellent wines for celebrations and simple spring and summer suppers alike. Sparkling Denbies Sparkling Bacchus Pale straw […]

Manhattan Developers Reap From Booming Luxury Demand

The boom in Manhattan’s luxury housing market powered through its 11th-consecutive week of heightened dealmaking, which proved a boon to developers over the past seven days, according to the latest roundup from Olshan Realty on Monday. Forty-seven homes asking $4 million or more went into contact last week, as the borough approaches the end of […]

A Truly Giant Italian Food Hall Will Open In London This April

The world’s largest Italian food market and “bigger is better” advocates Eataly are confirmed to be opening their first UK location right here in London – and after nearly three years of anticipation, it’s been revealed that the massive food hall will open next week, on April 29. Founded in Italy, the chain has swept the States with […]

A Century-Old Estate in Sonoma Valley Lists for $4.75 Million

A historic California home, believed to have once been the summer residence of the British delegation in San Francisco, was listed last week for $4.75 million. Located in Sonoma, the 1916 home was used by British Consulate officials coming up from the city, according to listing agent Carol Sebastiani of Sotheby’s International Realty, Wine Country […]

With Whitewashed Cave Houses and Sunset Vistas, Oia Is the Jewel in Santorini’s Crown

When you picture the perfect Greek fishing village, you’re probably picturing Oia. This idyllic village is the most exclusive destination in Santorini, one of Greece’s most dramatically beautiful islands. Formed by erupting volcanoes, Santorini took its current shape after the Minoan eruption of 1613 B.C. One of the most violent volcanic eruptions of the past […]

Exclusively for Japan: Bentley Continental GT V8 Equinox Edition

The exterior of the Bentley Continental GT V8 Equinox Edition is characterized by contrasting monotone styling. Its monochrome theme is focused on black Onyx and icy cool Glacier White exterior paint. Made from specially commissioned, high gloss, black carbon fiber, the Styling Specification includes a front splitter, rear diffuser, boot lip spoiler, and side sills […]

The Top US Hotels To Explore This Summer

The United States is known for its scorching weather, luxurious seas and glamorous vacations. With overseas travel looking like a possibility this year with the government’s recent announcement of the ‘traffic light’ system, why not venture to the American coast for your dream summer holiday?  America’s successful vaccine rollout is increasing consumer confidence for a stateside summer […]

Los Angeles Mansion of Ex-HBO CEO Sells for $16.25 million

The California home of former HBO CEO Chris Albrecht and his wife, Tina Trahan, sold this week for $16.25 million. The sale of the six-bedroom, nine-bathroom Pacific Palisades property was the third-priciest transaction in the Los Angeles neighborhood this year, according to Zillow records. There were multiple offers on the home, including one that came […]

Sirena 68 to Debut at the 2021 Cannes Yachting Festival

Sirena Yachts announced that its all-new yacht the Sirena 68 will make her public debut at the 2021 Cannes Yachting Festival. The new 68 is built on a hull that combines efficiency and performance. The hull shape encapsulates a large volume of space so that everyone onboard could get comfortable. The Sirena 68 brings together all […]

The Luxury Travel Guide To Cambodia

From lively cities to ancient cultural monuments that attract visitors from the world over, Cambodia is a country that keeps on giving. Lush landscapes sprinkled with traditional Khmer villages and towns, the almighty Angkor Wat mountain temple, the vibrant capital city of Phnom Penh and the national parks, attractive islands, and friendly faces who inhabit […]

Property Mogul Nick Candy Lists £175 Million Hyde Park Penthouse

Property tycoon Nick Candy, looking to capitalize on the recent surge in demand for super-luxury homes, is ready to part with his sprawling London penthouse—complete with a champagne room and uninterrupted views across Hyde Park—for the sizable sum of £175 million (US$241 million), according to his spokeswoman. The apartment is at the lavish, park-side One […]

From Hawaii to New Jersey, Most Lavish Penthouses for Sale

The residential real estate market saw some of the highest sales to date over the last few months, with homes from multi-million dollar penthouses, to billion-dollar estates. As individuals experience a lifestyle change, this comes with no surprise that high net worth individuals are looking for unique destinations, out-of-the-box amenities like a karaoke room or […]

New Continental GT Speed: Bentley’s Most Performance-Focused Road Car Ever Revealed

For those desiring a car that’s the epitome of exquisite luxury and thrilling performance, this latest model from Bentley is the perfect choice. Handcrafted at Bentley’s carbon neutral luxury automotive factory, the new Continental GT Speed is the most dynamic road car in Bentley’s 101 year history and ultimate performance-focused interpretation of the world’s benchmark […]

1930s Home of Golden Age Gangster-Film Star in Beverly Hills to List for $22 Million

A 10,000-square-foot Beverly Hills mansion that once belonged to a Golden Age film star is set to be listed on Thursday for $21.95 million, Mansion Global has learned. The home, which features seven bedrooms and 11 bathrooms, once belonged to the Romanian-born actor Edward G. Robinson, according to Jon Grauman of the Agency. “He was […]

Billionaire’s Eco-Friendly Malibu Home Hits the Market for $28.5 Million

A sustainable home tied to billionaire Alki David is coming to the market for $28.5 million, Mansion Global has learned. The four-bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom Malibu house, with classic California beach vibes, has views of the Pacific Ocean and a sandy beach, plus walls covered with modern urban art by Alec Monopoly. But it’s also been […]

$120 Million Mansion Sale in Los Angeles Sets Record

An opulent Los Angeles estate, fittingly dubbed The Manor, has sold in a record-breaking transaction. The colossal 56,000-square-foot mansion—slightly larger than the White House—changed hands for $120 million in an all-cash deal, sources confirmed to Mansion Global. With its $120 million sale price, the property takes the mantle of most-expensive home ever sold in Los […]

Lamborghini Huracán EVO Is the World’s First Car with Built-in Alexa Car Control

After revealing the Lamborghini Huracán EVO equipped with Alexa at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last year, Automobili Lamborghini is enhancing the connected services offering in its Huracán EVO models, including navigation, comfort, safety, and entertainment functions. Lamborghini Connect adds new functions through connection to the Lamborghini UNICA app: a car-finder function, vehicle status report, and geofencing […]

Zoom Investor Upgrades His Work-From-Home Game With Two Beach Houses

A tech entrepreneur who was an early investor in Zoom has purchased not one, but two beachfront properties on the same California street. Subrah Iyar snapped up a six-bedroom, seven-bathroom home for $7.8 million in a deal that closed earlier this month, plus another residence of about the same size for $6.7 million in March, […]

Immerse Yourself in Nature at Singita Pamushana

Zimbabwe is the perfect combination of spectacular wildlife and jaw-dropping accommodations that will set any traveler’s heart aflutter. The recently reopened Singita Pamushana Lodge and exclusive-use villa Malilangwe House, located in the 130,000- acre Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve in the country’s remote southeast, are perfectly positioned to provide guests with an authentically wild experience, comfort, and connection. For those […]

Trophy Home Deals Rise Amid Manhattan’s Rip-Roaring Rebound

Fifty-one luxury homes in Manhattan went into contract in the week ending Sunday, marking 10 weeks of rip-roaring activity, according to a roundup from Olshan Realty on Monday. The last seven days notched roughly the same number of signed contracts for homes asking $4 million or more as the whole 13-week shutdown last March, when […]

You Can Have A Picnic In The Buckingham Palace Garden This Summer

As lockdown is slowly easing, London is seeing more outdoor dining areas than ever before. This royal opportunity, however, is unlike any other: For the first time ever, Buckingham Palace is opening its garden to the public, allowing visitors to wander around and have a picnic on the grounds. In what is described as a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity”, you […]

9 Amazing Homes For Sale That Overlook Iconic Landmarks

Has the extra time spent at home following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic given you time to think about selling up and moving on? If you’ve been dreaming of a post-lockdown relocation, instead of looking at traditional relocation spots, why not become a landmark neighbour and have one of the worlds most visited iconic landmarks […]

La Maison Bugatti Paris Hosted a Customer Drive Event in Abbaye des Vaux de Cernay

La Maison Bugatti Paris hosted a customer drive event in Abbaye des Vaux de Cernay. French passionates tested the Chiron Sport and Chiron Pur Sport on the premises of the former monastery. Abbaye des Vaux de Cernay is located at the heart of the forest of Rambouillet around 50 kilometers southwest of Paris. Parts of the complex were built in the 11th […]

An English Mill House Where the Gears Grace the Living Room Lists for £3.275 Million

A converted mill house on the River Avon in England’s tony south Cotswolds region was listed Sunday for £3.275 million (US$4.5 million).  Located on 54 acres in Garsdon, near the market town of Malmesbury, the five-bedroom, four-bathroom stone house sits on a mill stream and retains the mill wheel as part of the living room […]

The Southbank Centre’s Delicious Riverside Food Market Is Reopening This Month

We could probably have just led with the news that the Southbank Centre is reopening, but as always, we here at Secret London are thinking of our stomachs first… Anyway, the Southbank Centre Food Market is back on April 30, which means that after too long a wait, we can now spend a lazy weekend wandering […]

The Luxury Garden Trends That Will Dominate Our Outdoor Spaces In Spring/Summer 2021

Our garden spaces have become perhaps more important to us than ever over the past year, with more time spent at home due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and our outdoor spaces offering us a much-needed dose of fresh air when venturing further afield was off the cards. With the arrival of springtime and the […]

Pardo Yachts’ Endurance 60 to Debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival

In September, Pardo Yachts will showcase the new Endurance 60 at the Cannes Yachting Festival. The night & day cruiser offers silent navigation and low consumption at night, and connection between interiors and exteriors during the day. The outside area of her stern features two terraces that create an area of 33 m2 dedicated to relaxation. The area outside […]

Fifth Avenue Co-Op of Philanthropist Jayne Wrightsman Gets $11 Million Price Cut

The $50-million price tag on the classic Fifth Avenue co-op owned by legendary New York City arts patrons Charles and Jayne Wrightsman has been reduced to $39 million. The home, which occupies the entire third floor of the white-glove, limestone-clad building at East 63rd Street and Fifth Avenue, was placed on the market by the […]

This One-Off Bentayga Hybrid Is Inspired by the Chinese Color of Purity

At the Shanghai Motor Show, Bentley Mulliner will showcase a one-off Bentayga Hybrid specifically commissioned for a customer in China. The exterior of the car is finished in Viridian, a dark emerald shade from the Mulliner Extended paint range and the Chinese color of purity. The 22” Mulliner Driving Specification Wheels have the center pockets of every spoke painted […]

Vast Jacobean Manor That Sheltered King Charles During the English Civil War Lists for £9 Million

A 500-year-old castle-sized Jacobean manor house, spanning 35,376 square feet, in England was listed last week for £9 million (US$12.4 million). Dubbed Yarnton Manor, the nearly 30-acre estate is located in the village of Yarnton, outside the educational mecca of Oxford. Both the manor and its gardens have Grade II historical designations and date to […]

Unrestricted Super-Performance McLaren 720S GT3X Revealed

New from McLaren Customer Racing is an unrestricted version of its 720S GT3 race car, the 720S GT3X. Designed and developed in-house by the motorsport arm of McLaren Automotive, the GT3X is for track use only but is not homologated for any racing class or championship. Without the need to comply with competition regulations, increased […]

Oprah Winfrey’s Party Planner, Colin Cowie, Announces New Collab at Central Park Tower

Celebrity wedding and event planner Colin Cowie – who’s designed events for everyone from Oprah Winfrey to Tom Cruise – announced a partnership with Central Park Tower, the tallest residential building in the world and home to the highest private club. In this first-ever collaboration, the television personality, author, and interior designer will curate a bespoke living experience as the […]

This Iconic Shoreditch Bar Is Reopening After 7 Years Of Being Closed

After a long winter of lockdowns, countless London bars and restaurants are gearing up to reopen for outdoor dining on April 12. For The Light Bar, however, it’s been a really long time coming: the popular Shoreditch venue is preparing for a grand reopening after a seven year-long break, beginning with its brand new outdoor terrace, The Yard. Located on the […]

A Los Angeles Estate Designed by Paul R. Williams Listed for $19.8 Million

A Paul R. Williams-designed estate in the coveted Lower Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles has hit the market for the first time in decades, asking for $19.8 million. Williams (1894-1980) was a trailblazing Black architect, who designed homes for many celebrities, including Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball, Lon Chaney, Barbara Stanwyck and Charles Correll, as […]

The Magical London Market With A Wonderful History Of Wizards And Muggles

Not only has Leadenhall Market been used to represent Diagon Alley in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, but it was also one of the first places in London that women were allowed to work. It was also – fun fact – the first place you could ever buy cutlery! Though it’s been closed since December as […]

A Maldivian Marvel: The Five-Star Centara Grand Island Resort And Spa In The South Ari Atoll

Serenely settled in the stunning South Ari Atoll lies the five-star luxury of Centara Grand Island Resort and Spa. Take in this haven of Maldivian tranquillity with a host of upgrades thanks to the latest all-inclusive offer from Tropical Warehouse by Blue Bay Travel. A trip to the Maldives conjures incredible imagery of kicking back and allowing […]

Bing Crosby’s Onetime Bay Area Home Hits the Market for $13.75 Million

In the San Francisco Bay Area, the onetime home of Bing Crosby is listing for $13.75 million. The late crooner bought the Tudor-style home in Hillsborough, a tree-lined suburb about 20 miles south of San Francisco, in 1963 for $175,000, according to press reports from the time, moving with his then-wife Kathryn Crosby and their […]

Come Away This July with Six Senses Ibiza

Ibiza’s Xarraca Bay, a beautiful cove with unobstructed sunset views, is home to Six Senses Ibiza – the first sustainable BREEAM certified resort and residential community in the Balearics. It features 116 guest accommodations, villas, suites and beachfront caves across a 20-acre (8-hectare) site. A number of Village Residences come with intimate terraces, lush gardens and pools. The […]

Outdoor Socialising Returns This Week, And Here’s What You Need To Know

England’s roadmap out of lockdown has provided plenty of hope for a return to normality in the coming months, and the first significant step arrives on Monday, March 29 with the return of outdoor socialising. Though we’ve been permitted to meet up with one person from outside our household in a social setting since March 8, […]

Bentley Celebrates 200,000th Luxury Car Milestone

Bentley Motors has celebrated the 200,000th luxury car built in the company’s illustrious 100-year-plus history. The Bentayga Hybrid, destined for a Chinese customer, met the oldest surviving Bentley, EXP 2, and a number of long serving colleagues, as it rolled off the production line at the home of Bentley in Crewe this week. This crowns […]

Newly Built Lake Tahoe Estate, Along With a Boat, Sells for $31 Million

McKinney Lodge, a newly built property with 225 feet of lake frontage on Lake Tahoe in Homewood, California, has sold for $31 million, making it one of the most expensive homes in the exclusive area. The sale, which closed earlier this week, included furnishings, linens, flatwares and other home items, according to listing agent Bill […]

Custom Line and Riva Yacht Models on Display 3,000m Above the Alpine Resort of Courmayeur

Ferretti Group renewed partnerships with Jaguar Land Rover Italia and Skyway Monte Bianco, and is exhibiting the yacht building art of Custom Line and the heritage of Riva in Courmayeur until spring. At the Jaguar Land Rover Lounge at Chalet de l’Ange in Courmayeur, visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy the excellence embodied by Ferretti […]

How To Spot A Cloned Car When Buying A Prestige Car

For luxury and vintage car collectors, there are few things quite as exciting as purchasing another highly sought-after vehicle to add to your arsenal, and whether you’re trading in your current model or simply looking to make a savvy investment for the future, there’s nothing like getting behind the wheel of a spectacular prestige drive. […]

From Santa Cruz to California Wine Country, Luxury Home Sales Doubled During the Pandemic

Luxury home sales in California’s Bay Area surged 40% during the Covid-19 pandemic, while ultra-luxury sales jumped 59%, according to a report Thursday from Compass.  Santa Cruz County, south of San Francisco and San Jose, registered a 166% jump in luxury transactions in the 12 months ending March 15, as Bay Area homebuyers pushed out […]

Ben & Christine Sloss Take Delivery of Bespoke Black Badge Cullinan

Accomplished racers and motor car enthusiasts Ben & Christine Sloss took delivery of their Bespoke Black Badge Cullinan from Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Los Gatos. The Sloss’s new Black Badge Cullinan is finished in a unique Bespoke colorway Pikes Peak Blue – a tribute to the legendary Colorado hill-climb- created by the Rolls-Royce Bespoke Collective. The luxurious SUV features […]

Banksy’s ‘Superhero Nurse’ Painting Has Raised Almost £15 Million For The NHS

Once this pandemic is over, one can only hope that healthcare workers across the nation gain all the recognition they deserve. This piece – titled “Game Changer” – first appeared at University Hospital Southampton through the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in May 2020. Now, it has outsold its original value of around £3.5 […]

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A Meaningful Year Ahead For Private Aviation, Predicts Jetcraft President Chad Anderson

Well, we did it. 2020 was a turbulent year for private aviation, met with significant hurdles from global lockdowns and travel bans to vague and everchanging travel protocols. Despite the global shutdown in Q2, Jetcraft’s sales of private jets in 2020 were consistent with previous year deal counts. As for 2021, the industry is likely […]

Billionaire Burger Heiress Serves up Los Angeles Mansion for $16.8 Million

Billionaire burger heiress Lynsi Snyder-Ellingson, whose grandparents founded In-N-Out Burger, put her Mediterranean-inspired, Los Angeles-area mansion back on the market on Monday with a near-$3 million discount. The California compound, now asking $16.8 million, “invites lavish entertaining and luxurious living,” according to the listing with Joseph Chiovare and Ronald Chang of Coldwell Banker Realty. Occupying […]

Porsche Collaborates with Balmain’s Creative Director Olivier Rousteing

Balmain’s Creative Director Olivier Rousteing launches a video series on social media together with the sports car manufacturer Porsche. The series of videos is created around Rousteing’s exceptional personal story. Olivier Rousteing is not just an authentic Porsche enthusiast, he is also a perfect fit for us with his desire to make Balmain a modern brand […]

Camden Market’s Swish New Pub Has A Wine Wall And Epic Sunday Roasts

Of all the things Camden Market has – street food, vintage looks, Cyberdog – it’s been a touch lacking in pubs this whole time. And since Secret London HQ is literally a stone’s throw away, that’s a Pretty Big Deal for us. Happily, though, the area will welcome a shiny new pub and restaurant on April […]

Why Tuscany Is The Luxury Wedding Destination Of Dreams

With its rolling green hills, scenic countryside and charming Italian culture, Tuscany has long been thought of as the dream luxury destination for romantic weddings – and if you’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting this breath-taking neck of the woods, then you’ll have no question as to exactly why. This spectacular region of Italy […]

Trophy Home Nestled in Los Angeles’s Hollywood Hills Hits Market for $22 Million

A suave newly built trophy home nestled among the winding, mansion-laden streets of the Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles is set to hit the market Tuesday for $21.99 million. Spanning more than 10,000 square feet, the high-end home—constructed by international architecture firm XTen Architecture—is bright and airy, and with its vast, glass pocket doors, it […]

1016 Industries Revolutionizes Exotic Car Design with Carbon Fiber McLaren 720S

Aftermarket carbon fiber and ECU tuning specialist 1016 Industries presents the $550,000 carbon fiber McLaren 000 720S – the first car to ever successfully integrate a completely exposed carbon-fiber exterior and 3D printed parts into a fully operational design. The exotic car’s exterior is made up of completely exposed carbon fiber, while functional 3D printed parts are […]

Luxury Kitchens: What To Look For, From A Professional Chef

After winning Masterchef: The Professionals in 2018 and receiving incredible plaudits from Michelin-starred chefs and critics alike, British luxury kitchen manufacturer Kesseler invited Laurence Henry to their factory and head office in Nottinghamshire to explore their product range and discuss what he looks for when it comes to his favourite room in the house. Born and raised […]

A Supersized Manhattan Penthouse at Landmarked Beaux-Arts Building Lists for $42 Million

The developers converting a grand Beaux-Arts building on New York’s Upper West Side are taking a cue from the city’s resurgent luxury market, and have relisted the top two penthouses as one gargantuan, skylit spread. The combination creates an 8,400-square-foot penthouse with another 3,100 square feet of outdoor space. It was listed Monday for $42 […]

Audemars Piguet Unveils a New Evolution of the Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph

Swiss Haute Horlogerie manufacturer Audemars Piguet unveils a new evolution of the Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph. Housed within a 41mm 18-carat pink gold case, the new watch is fitted for the first time with the latest generation chronograph movement, the Selfwinding Manufacture Calibre 4401, that can be admired through the sapphire caseback. Two dial options are available, […]

London Temperatures Set To Hit A Whopping 18°C Next Week To Coincide With Lockdown Easing

Trip to the park, anyone? After a pretty dark and dismal winter in the UK dealing with the usual lack of sunlight and not-so-normal lockdown, things might finally be on the up. Not only are the clocks going forward to grant us a precious extra hour of daylight, but the weather has decided to join […]

Restaurant Review: 34 Mayfair, Grosvenor Square, London

The Caprice Group has consistently flourished in their glittering reign as one of the most formidable names in the elite gastronomy world, embracing a delectably, multicultural haute dining portfolio with a scrumptious blend of treasured historical traditions, and ravishing modern elegance. An ever blossoming and evolving culinary journey, their grand expedition has gone on to […]

Stone Castle Hits the Market as One of the Priciest Houses in Calgary, Canada

A gated castle in Calgary, Alberta, hit the market last week for C$9.75 million (US$7.7 million)—making it one of the most expensive houses for sale in the Canadian city. Located in the affluent community of Aspen Heights, the six-bedroom, eight-bathroom house features both the most square feet, at 14,000, and the biggest lot—just under an […]

U By Uniworld: A New Perspective On The European Cruise

‘U by’ is the new river cruise concept from Uniworld which is seeking to revolutionise the way we think about cruises. Blue Bay Travel have exclusive access to new U by Uniworld offers which aim to deliver a whole new perspective on some of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Promising a unique ‘unpack once’ […]

A Washington Couple Built a Gear Loft to Stash Sports Equipment. Now They Practically Live There

In 2017, Leslie Garrard and Heidi Durham, both 48, decided they were spending enough time in Eastern Washington’s Methow Valley that they wanted a place to store all their sports equipment, including multiple skis, bikes, kayaks and paddle boards. They bought a five-acre lot for $225,000 in Winthrop, Wash. The couple wasn’t ready for a […]

East London Is Getting A Brand New Street Food And Clubbing Venue This June

Central London may have Neal’s Yard, but the East is about to unleash their own yard champion with Ernie’s Yard, a brand new shipping container hub that’ll be home to bars, street food hangouts, and plenty of space for dancing. Setting up shop in a former scrapyard in Canning Town, Ernie’s Yard will extend across 12,000 […]

London Luxury Housing Made a Surprising Resurgence in February

Homebuyers across London’s most upmarket locales were active in February, driving up the number of deals beyond last year’s already elevated numbers, according to a report released Thursday in the U.K. from LonRes. Despite the complications of the U.K.’s ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, both the number of offers accepted on homes for sale and the number […]

Planning A Trip Of A Lifetime? Ariodante Travel Leads The Way

After months of travel restrictions, luxury concierge service Ariodante Travel is helping many clients to book a trip of a lifetime. With some bespoke trips taking as long as five months to plan, Ariodante’s founder Ricardo Araujo says that clients should “use this time wisely and get planning now”. Ariodante Travel specialise in creating bespoke […]

Manhattan Homes Priced in Line With Market Averages Sell Within One Month

As the Manhattan real estate market shows early signs of recovery from the pandemic, sellers might feel moved to be “aspirational” in pricing again so as to leave some wiggle room for negotiations. But pricing the property well above the averages will not only take longer to sell, it will also lead to deeper discounts […]

Beauty & Technical Prowess of Richard Mille’s RM 07-01

Richard Mille expands the women’s collection of RM 07-01 timepieces with two new models: the RM 07-01 Automatic Starry Night, with its exceptional gem-set star motifs, and the RM 07-01 Automatic, with a sensuous and fascinating chain-link bracelet arrayed in gold and Carbon TPT®. The surface of Carbon TPT® has a striking appearance of damascene patterns and a […]

Global Home Prices Are at Highest Level Since 2018

Home prices around the world in 2020 logged the highest annual growth since 2018, with roughly nine in 10 countries and territories registering higher values, despite the coronavirus pandemic, according to Knight Frank’s Global House Price Index, released Wednesday. Residential property prices internationally rose 5.6% on average last year, up from the 5.3% annual growth […]

Oceanfront Bermuda Estate with Boat House Heading for Auction

An oceanfront estate in Bermuda, dubbed At Last, is headed for the auction block. The 1.4-acre property will be sold without reserve in a live auction on March 20, according to Elite Auctions, which is overseeing the event. It is listed for $10.6 million with Albert Moura of KW Bermuda, a Keller Williams affiliate. Located […]

Mil-Spec Automotive Presents Spectacular Series of M1-R Supertrucks

Mil-Spec Automotive launches a new M1 series of bespoke Hummers. The first Mil-Spec Automotive M1 truck off the line is the $412,000 M1-R – the Michigan-based shop’s most powerful and detailed H1 to date. The $412,000 M1-R H1 one-off supertruck is the result of thousands of hours of restoration and engineering. Mil-Spec’s most ambitious H1 customization […]

Two Immersive Van Gogh Experiences Are Heading To London This Year, And Here’s What You Need To Know

Earlier this month, we announced that a multi-sensory Van Gogh exhibition is arriving in London later this year. But it would now appear that that statement is double true, as another Van Gogh experience has joined the party, and is coming to the capital in the summer. (What’s that old saying about buses? You wait ages for one […]

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Home in ‘America’s Billionaire Bunker’ Sells for $27.9 Million

A 4,297-square-foot Florida home sold Tuesday for $27.9 million, the highest price per square foot in Miami-Dade County, according to listing agent Dina Goldentayer of Douglas Elliman. “It broke the price per square foot record at $6,492 per square foot,” she said. County sales records on PropertyShark also indicate it’s the first transaction for a […]

NOVITEC Upgrades the New Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD

NOVITEC upgrades the new Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD with tailor-made naked-carbon components, hi-tech forged wheels, and improved handling. The rear-wheel-drive vehicle is about 33 kilograms lighter than its brethren with four driven wheels. The weight distribution and chassis have also been systematically matched to ultra-sporty handling. To replace the 19-inch production rims, NOVITEC and Vossen designed hi-tech forged […]

The Pandemic Ignited a Housing Boom—But It’s Different From the Last One

The residential real-estate market is on its biggest tear since 2006, just before the housing bubble burst and set off a global recession. Yet in nearly every meaningful way, today’s market is the inverse of the previous boom. Anthony Lamacchia, a broker and owner of a real-estate company near Boston, entered the industry in 2004. […]

Amazon Fresh Opening A Second Checkout-Free Store In Wembley Park Today, With More Sites In The Works

Earlier this month, Amazon revealed the first-of-its-kind, checkout-free store dubbed “Amazon Fresh” in Ealing. Amazon Fresh stores involve no interaction, no queues and little fuss, with customers invited to pick up what they wish and just walk out. Bills are subsequently charged to their Amazon account. [Featured image: Niklas Halle’n/AFP]. Now, the mammoth delivery brand […]

How to Decorate With Secondhand Furniture From Craigslist and Nextdoor

A LITTLE OVER a year ago, when Raquel Allegra decided to buy an 8,000-square-foot second home in Taos, N.M., the fashion designer was set on decorating it almost exclusively with previously owned pieces. “There’s just so much available in the world,” she said, “and they’ve had a life before they came to me, which is […]

Three Castles For Sale That Will Transport You To Your Very Own Fairy Tale

With the glamour of Bridgerton gracing our screens and a new Cinderella incarnation hitting the cinemas this summer, plenty of enticing images of ourselves roaming around our very own castles will surely be flickering through our minds. Though the thought of living in a castle may seem like something only reserved for a fairy tale, […]

London Is Emerging as the Destination of Choice for Affluent Hong Kongers

Hong Kong’s uncertain political future has led to a wave of departures over the past 18 months, with cities from Los Angeles to Vancouver seeing an increase in demand for residential property from residents of the city. But as the pace of Hong Kong emigration accelerates, London is emerging as a clear favorite destination, especially […]

There Will Be A National Day Of Reflection To Remember The Victims Of The Pandemic

Nearly 12 months after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s heartbreaking to look back on the devastating effects of the past year. To remember and mourn the more than 143,000 people we’ve lost so far to the novel coronavirus, the UK will introduce a national day of reflection on March 23, a year after the […]

Hong Kong’s Mid-Levels Offers a Vibrant, Historic Enclave Heaped in Prestige

Hong Kong’s affluent Mid-Levels neighborhood is perched on the steep hillside that ascends from Central to Victoria Peak, the highest point on Hong Kong Island that is home to its most expensive properties. The Mid-Levels was settled by British colonists priced out of Hong Kong’s most desirable addresses and wealthy Chinese families who were forbidden […]

Bering Yachts Introduces the New B72 Explorer

Bering Yachts introduces the classic expedition vessel-inspired Bering 72. The expedition yacht is an evolution of the Bering 65 model, three units of which have been delivered and collectively sailed more than 100,000 nautical miles in all sea conditions. Although the steel-hulled B72 is based on the same technical platform and preserves the sturdy expedition-style lines, […]

Summer City Delights: Why Heading To Northern Europe In Summer Could Be Just The Escape You Need

When we conjure up images of summer European holidays, we often imagine ourselves lounging on a white sand Mediterranean beach, wandering the streets of a pretty coastal Italian town, reclining poolside at a luxury villa, or better yet, sailing the waters on our very own private yacht charter. Though these blissful visions make for quite […]

London’s Epic Street Food Pergola Is Perfect For Sunlit Evenings This Summer

There’s a lot more to Paddington than train stations and floating parks, you know. And chief amongst your reasons to go west this summer is the relaunch of Pergola Paddington, the ravishing rooftop bar and street food hub that’s just made for summer afternoons. Taking a cue from the picturesque Mediterranean coast, Pergola Paddington is elegantly draped in foliage […]

U.S. Property Prices Have Soared Since Covid-19 Struck One Year Ago

Median home prices in the U.S. have risen 14.3% since the World Health Organization declared Covid-19 a pandemic a year ago, according to a report Thursday from realtor.com. The push for more space and a desire for affordable homes has led to a quick recovery for the country’s property market, according to realtor.com’s chief economist Danielle […]

Heal With Nature In 2021 At Madeira’s Luxurious Laurea Spa

If you’re looking to escape the stresses of 2020, then look no further than Savoy Palace’s destination spa, a 3,100 square foot retreat inspired by Madeira’s most beautiful natural treasure, the Laurissilva Forest. The sub-tropical island of Madeira is world-famous for its natural beauty, and having just been awarded Europe’s Leading Island Destination at the […]

Rolls-Royce Phantom Privacy Suite

For its patrons, Rolls-Royce creates a space that affords them effortless privacy and unparalleled indulgence. Enabled using advanced technologies and executed with the exceptional material quality, Phantom Privacy Suite offers peerless acoustic and visual security for passengers. Phantom Privacy Suite is fitted with electrochromatic glass that allows the front and rear cabins to be visually separated at the […]

Billionaire Hands Palm Beach, Florida, Another Trophy-Home Deal

One of the latest in a slew of high-end transactions in Florida’s frenzied Palm Beach market changed hands this week in a $21.75 million deal. The coastal enclave has become one of the nation’s top trophy-home markets, with buyers charmed by the location and incentivized by favorable interest rates, the flexibility that working remotely has […]

A 400-Year-Old Estate By England’s Jurassic Coast Selling for £3.75 Million

A more than 400-year-old country estate in a quaint Dorset village and close to the U.K.’s famous Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO world heritage site, has come to the market asking £3.75 million (US$5.2 million). The seller, who could not be reached for comment, first bought the property in 1977 and sold it in 1986. He […]

Tickets To London’s Mesmerising, Multisensory Van Gogh Exhibit Are Now On Sale

You’ve never experienced Van Gogh like this before. Instead of standing and staring at one of the iconic artist’s beautiful framed paintings from afar, imagine being able to walk inside one — the vibrant colours swirling around you while you take in the stunning, post-impressionist works in an otherworldly way. Well, that’s exactly what you’ll be […]

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The New Bentley Bentayga Hybrid: Luxury, Sustainability And Serenity

Bentley is taking the next step on its journey to a sustainable future with the launch of the new Bentayga Hybrid – a model the company believes will become the best-selling member of the new Bentayga family. The hybrid offers the ultimate in versatile electric luxury mobility. It’s smooth, silent and city-friendly, with up to […]

Rome Luxury Homes Saw Robust End to 2020

Rome’s high-end real estate market recorded a successful second half of 2020, according to a report Tuesday from Engel & Völkers. Prices in the Italian capital city held steady despite the coronavirus pandemic, and there was increased demand for luxury properties in the central historic and peripheral areas, the Hamburg-based international brokerage said. In particular, […]

London’s Riverside Igloos Are Returning Next Month With A Fab New Look For Spring

Well, they’re returning with a springtime twist—and it’s the happy news we’ve all been waiting for! Now that restaurants have the green light to open for outdoor dining on April 12, Coppa Club‘s igloos will be the perfect spot to celebrate. And rest assured: it goes without saying that your safety will remain number one priority, […]

Notable penthouse sale from the last year

The Residences at Mandarin Oriental Mayfair In one of the deals of 2020, Clivedale London notched up remarkable success at its Mandarin Oriental-branded scheme on Hanover Square – selling a marquee top-floor unit at record-breaking £8,000 per square foot. The first of two penthouses sold at the development fetched £25m in 2018, and the second – […]

Nucleus of Montenegrin Luxury Lies in the Coastal Enclave Portonovi

Portonovi is a new high-end resort community on Montenegro’s Unesco World Heritage-listed Boka Bay. The €828 million (US$1 billion) coastal super-development in Herceg Novi, built from scratch on the site of a former military base by Azmont Investments, has a D-Marin superyacht marina and Europe’s first One&Only hotel resort with a restaurant headed by Michelin […]

Blue Beauty: The All-New Jaguar F-TYPE Reims Edition

Jaguar has today released the F-TYPE Reims Edition, finished in an exclusive shade of French Racing Blue. Available only to UK customers as a very special limited edition, just 150 cars will be produced. The striking bespoke exterior shade is reserved only for this F-TYPE Reims Edition, which becomes the second Jaguar in the series, […]

Why High-End Train Travel Is The New Way To Travel In Style For This Year

Planning a luxury getaway for 2021? If you’re looking forward to enjoying five-star travel to some of the world’s most sought-after destinations once again, then you might perhaps be looking forward to planning your next trip. But despite the imminent lifting of travel restrictions here in the UK, elsewhere, the idea of flying might perhaps […]

TfL Installs ‘Green Woman’ Traffic Signals Across London For International Women’s Day

The green woman signals can now be found all over London. In working to improve diversity and achieve equality, the big steps and bold actions matter the most. That’s never not going to be true when aiming to create a better world for all people. However, sometimes the little touches can be a statement of […]

Los Angeles Luxury Home Buyers Are Getting Down to Earth

Even in La La Land, where people live bathed in sunshine and Hollywood glamour, 2020 was a horrific year. The upending of normal life due to the coronavirus pandemic led people everywhere, including in this already lifestyle-obsessed city, to re-evaluate their homes and think about where and how they want to live. For many high-net-worth […]

Bugatti Demonstrates the Full Range of Its Customization Expertise with Divo ‘Lady Bug’

Bugatti has unveiled the highly-customized Divo ‘Lady Bug’. Created in close collaboration with its customer, the extraordinary hyper sports car is tailored with a one-of-a-kind custom paint scheme among other truly unique features. Shortly after the world premiere of the Divo in August 2018, the collector from the USA envisioned a hyper sports car with a […]

A Forest Of 400 Trees Will Spring Up At Somerset House This Summer

If forests grew overnight, we could really make a huge difference in the fight against climate change. And whilst that, sadly, is impossible, this year’s London Design Biennale will actually appear to make it happen. ‘Forest for Change‘ will bring 400 trees to the courtyard of Somerset House during this year’s festival, filling the iconic space with […]

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Luxury Self-Catering Seaside Houses In The UK To Book From April

With long-haul travel essentially off-limits, everyone has turned to the great British staycation to satiate their long-standing (and well-deserved) desire for wanderlust. This summer, we’re looking beyond the cosy thatched-roof aesthetic of your usual self-catering holiday accommodation and instead looking to the modern luxuries and unexpected geometries of beach houses like Carbis Bay Hotel, Eva’s Lookout, Latitude 50 […]

The Largest Privately Held Island in the Bahamas Heads for Auction

St. Andrews, also known as Little Ragged Island, the largest privately held island currently for sale in the Bahamas, will be heading for auction later this month. The 730-acre undeveloped island, which includes deep-water access and space for large ships to pull up, hits the digital auction block on March 26, with opening bids estimated […]

Trumps Aim for Hefty Profit on $49 Million Palm Beach, Florida, Mansion

A Palm Beach mansion opposite former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort and with longstanding ties to his family has hit the market for $49 million. The Bermuda-style oceanfront spread, which emerged on the market on Monday, is owned by a limited liability company managed by Eric Trump that lists the Trump Organization headquarters at Trump […]

Sicilian Splendour: A Luxury Travel Guide To Palermo

For ardent explorers considering future destinations, Palermo offers a plethora of adventures, and the destination is only an hour’s flight from Rome Steeped in a fascinating, rich and vibrant history, Palermo was once a Phoenician colony, an Arab emirate and a Norman kingdom.  The intriguing legacy of villas, palaces and churches are constant reminders of […]

U.K. Price Growth Picks Up the Pace

London Rental Inquiries Rose After Lockdown Road Map Announced London rental inquiries jumped after the U.K. government announced a plan for guiding the nation out of its current coronavirus lockdown, according to analysis by estate agent Chestertons. In the week after the announcement, rental inquiries in the capital city were up 8%, the number of […]

Manhattan’s Luxury Market Continues Miraculous Rebound

The Manhattan luxury housing market has notched the strongest week since the robust days of mid-2016, new data shows. Forty homes asking $4 million or more went into contract in the week ending Sunday, the most recorded since a seven-day stretch in August 2016, when 43 such deals were struck, according to a weekly roundup […]

The Rooftop Playground For Grown-Ups Is Coming Back For Summer 2021

Adding a pop of colour to the upcoming London summer, Roof East are once again opening their doors for another raucous runaround. Feeding London’s enduring love affair with rooftop pop-ups, the Roof East gang will once again weave the magic of turning an east London multi-storey car park into a free-spirited playground, with this year’s season set to […]

While Robust, U.K. Mortgage Approvals Slowed Slightly in January

Close to 100,000 U.K. homebuyers secured mortgages in January, highlighting the ongoing strength of the country’s coronavirus-induced home-buying frenzy. There were 99,000 mortgages greenlit in January, according to data released Monday from the Bank of England. Though slightly below the 102,800 mortgages approved in December, the total is still far above the six-month average of […]

Quality Over Quantity: The Empowering Women’s Brand Taking It Back To Basics When It Comes To Luxury

With the recent government announcement surrounding the easing of lockdown restrictions in the UK, it looks as though evenings out at our favourite champagne bar or the latest red carpet event could soon be back on the cards – which means an excellent excuse to go all out on overhauling your wardrobe and treating yourself […]

Amid a Pandemic, U.S. Housing Set Multiple Records in 2020

Residential real estate has had a record-breaking year with the Covid-19 pandemic pushing U.S. home buyers to look for more space, while mortgage rates fell to record lows. The total value of U.S. homes was up 10% in January, almost a year after the World Health Organization declared Covid-19 a pandemic last March, according to […]

Inspired by Time: Rolls-Royce Phantom Tempus Collection

Rolls-Royce unveiled an exclusive and rare collection, the Phantom Tempus Collection. Time-inspired range is strictly limited to just 20 examples, all of which have already been allocated to clients. The design of the Phantom Tempus Collection includes different aesthetic and intellectual themes relating to time and the cosmos. The exterior of the luxurious vehicle is painted […]

Mesa, Arizona’s Las Sendas Community Epitomizes Laid-Back Desert Living

Las Sendas, an exclusive master-planned community in Mesa, Arizona, is an oasis set in the pristine Sonoran Desert. Its name, which in Spanish means the paths, refers to the miles of natural desert and hard-surface trails for walking, running and biking, which are designed to lead to intimate settings. With its scenic mountain and valley […]

The Top 4 Luxury Paint Colour Ideas For Your Living Room In 2021, According To The Experts

The colour scheme you choose for your home holds more power than you might think, and can make or break the overall atmosphere and feel of each and every room. Choose wrongly, and you could easily make a space that is supposed to feel cosy – like your living room – feel cold or clinical, while the […]

Canada-Based Designer on Making the Home a Sanctuary

Based in Toronto,  Lori Morris  has been helping high-net-worth individuals improve and outfit their spaces since 1987. Her firm, Lori Morris Design, works on projects throughout North America—including San Francisco, Florida, Texas, New York and all across Canada—often using a style she’s coined—“Sexy French.” Ms. Morris connects clients to craftsmen and artisans from all over […]

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This Tranquil Walk Follows The Route Of An Old Railway Line

The remains of London’s industrial heritage are found all over town, be it in the transformation of spaces such as Coal Drops Yard or Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, or in the gasholders of Bethnal Green. Still, nature has done its best to claim some of these places back, and one such spot is North London’s Parkland Walk, the old […]

A Meaningful Year Ahead For Private Aviation, Predicts Jetcraft President Chad Anderson

Well, we did it. 2020 was a turbulent year for private aviation, met with significant hurdles from global lockdowns and travel bans to vague and everchanging travel protocols. Despite the global shutdown in Q2, Jetcraft’s sales of private jets in 2020 were consistent with previous year deal counts. As for 2021, the industry is likely […]

It’s Basically Five Weeks Until Summer And I’m Not Even Lying

By late February, winter has become fully unbearable, like that one weird person left at the after-party nobody knows, who keeps telling extremely dull stories about their secondary school. Since you’ve been confined to the house since early January (thanks, lockdown) you’re probably so pale you’re translucent, and have become chemically bonded with the formless jumper […]

Sustainable Tourism In Tenerife: How The Canary Island Is Committed To Its Environment, Local Communities And Economy

When people cannot travel, tourism disappears, and yet the ability for individuals to travel and countries to welcome tourists brings with it a massive impact on the world’s economy. Tourism is one of the driving forces of world economic growth and it currently provides one in 11 jobs around the world. With the world as […]

U.S. Luxury Home Sellers Shouldn’t Wait to Take Advantage of Frothy Demand and Tight Inventory

Last year was nothing if not gangbusters for luxury markets across the U.S., and that momentum has carried into 2021, even in areas that would traditionally experience a slow season in January and February. A large part of what’s driving prices upward is a chronic lack of inventory, with many sellers unwilling to part with […]

Finance Virtuoso Dave Ramsey Puts $15.45 Million Nashville Home up for Sale

Christian finance virtuoso Dave Ramsey is unloading a 13,545-square-foot home in a gated Nashville suburb for $15.45 million. The six-bedroom, nine-bathroom home, listed last week, sits on more than 14 acres at the top of a hill, allowing for sunset views over the surrounding foothills, according to listing agent Kelly Gammer of Nashville’s Capital Realty […]

U.K. Poised to Extend Stamp Duty Holiday Through June

U.K. homebuyers stand to save an additional £1.75 billion (US$2.5 billion) collectively should the country’s economy-boosting stamp duty holiday be extended until the end of June, data released Wednesday from Rightmove. A three-month extension to the tax break is poised to be announced next week by chancellor Rishi Sunak in his March 3 budget, according […]

Tried And Tested: The Finest Luxury Lockdown At-Home Dining Across London

Home food delivery is one of the very few businesses that have actually thrived during the pandemic. The thousands of vans and scooters that constantly criss-cross the capital’s streets, delivering recipe boxes and takeaways, have become a regular feature of life under Covid. But what about the fine dining market? Gourmands have been locked down […]

Playgrounds Of The Rich And Famous: The European Casino Resorts The A-List Celebrities Love

Luxury casino resorts have long been a playground for the rich and famous, and some of Europe’s most iconic establishments have played host to some of the biggest stars in the world. From George Clooney to Sienna Miller, it seems the elite simply can’t get enough of an adrenaline-fuelled night at the roulette table, even […]

The West End Will Be Turned Into A Huge Outdoor Dining Area This Summer

London is embracing the power of the pedestrian once again this summer, as Westminster City Council have elected to repeat last year’s plan to turn swathes of the capital into outdoor dining and drinking spots. Last year, some 60 streets were transformed into fashionably Europeanesque dining areas, allowing the bars and restaurants of the area […]

The Villa at The Oakman Condominiums is Jersey City’s Most Expensive Penthouse Ever Listed

The Villa at The Oakman Condominiums has just hit the market for $5.488 million becoming the most expensive penthouse ever listed in Jersey City. Modern Spaces agents Sharon Weinstein and Silvana Arias Yepez are exclusively handling the record-breaking listing. Just 15 minutes from Manhattan in the heart of Jersey City’s iconic Powerhouse Arts District, The Villa sits atop The Oakman – a […]

Waterfront Glass Villa Splashes Onto Market as Sarasota’s Most Expensive Listing

A three-and-a-half-acre Florida property between the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay was listed last week for $19.9 million. That makes the five-bedroom, seven-bathroom residence the most expensive in Sarasota, according to the Multiple Listing Service. Located on the barrier island of Casey Key, it boasts 120 feet of frontage on the gulf and more […]

This Lovely London Rooftop Is Hosting A Fab Bottomless Brunch All Summer Long

Brunch in lockdown was, admittedly, a pretty sad affair. But with a roadmap out of lockdown now unveiled, brunch will be making an overdue resurgence as the social event of the spring – albeit outdoors to start with. Luckily, the good folks at Bar Elba will be putting their gorgeous rooftop to good use, and […]

Zulal Wellness Resort By Chiva-Som In Qatar Set To Open Soon

Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som in Qatar will be the first full-immersion wellness destination resort in the country, and the largest in the region. The resort is managed and operated by world-renowned Chiva-Som International Health Resort which, since launching 25 years ago, has won global acclaim. The resort is firmly rooted in the local culture […]

Developers in England, Wales Saw Off-Plan Sales Slip in 2020

The proportion of off-plan home purchases in England and Wales fell last year to the lowest level since 2014, according to Monday’s inaugural Off-Plan Sales Index from Hamptons. Of the new homes that were built last year, 33% were sold off plan—meaning they were bought before or during construction and prior to completion—equating to roughly […]

Oasis 40M Is the Newest and Most Innovative Yacht Presented by Benetti

At the Genoa Boat Show (October 1 to 6), Benetti is showing for the first time Oasis 40M, the revolutionary yacht with exterior lines by UK firm RWD and chic interiors by Bonetti/Kozerski Architecture in New York. the exteriors of this 40 metres yacht show the beach house as an elegant lounge on the biggest pool ever, the […]

Test Drive: Nick Hendrix Reviews The McLaren 720S

The old adage ‘if you can’t beat them, join them’ struck a chord with me when trying to decide what to do with the bright orange McLaren 720S I’d been loaned by the British brand. Initial ideas obviously gravitated towards the great drivers’ roads of the continent; Alpine passes, the French/Italian riviera, or even the […]

Here’s A Peek At The Swish New Shopping Centre Opening Inside Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station’s Turbine Halls once powered the homes and businesses of London, but soon, they’ll be powering something quite different: the economy. Plans are underway to transform the cavernous halls into a brand new retail experience, and the first images of the Battersea Power Station shopping centre have got us keen to visit. The […]

Hamptons Sellers Should Ride the Buyer Wave Before it Breaks

The real estate market in the Hamptons has undeniably benefitted from the Covid-19 pandemic, with 2020 home sales hitting a 15-year high, and a seemingly endless stream of demand from high-end buyers seeking spacious safe havens to own instead of rent. And with much of the lingering inventory in the area—located on the eastern end of […]

The Most Scenic View In London Has Been Revealed, And Honestly We’re Not Surprised

Yes, there’s stiff competition for this spot, but ultimately only one can prevail. And so, with a mission to discover the best scenic view in the UK (more on that later), home and garden supplier Haddonstone perused TripAdvisor to hunt down our favourite views around the country. Here in London, there was a clear winner, as over […]

“Unicorn” Star Walton Goggins Lists Restored 1920s Los Angeles Home

Actor Walton Goggins, whose Tinseltown resume includes “Sons of Anarchy,” “Django Unchained” and “The Righteous Gemstones,” has listed his historic Los Angeles home for $3.35 million. Built in 1927, the two-story brick spread listed Wednesday with Josh Myler of The Agency. Mr. Goggins, 49, “has the design bug, in the sense that [he’s] so thoughtful […]

This Bespoke Phantom Extended Features an Example of a Rare Species of Koa Wood

Rolls-Royce Bespoke Design team created a Bespoke Koa Phantom Extended that features an unusual example of a rare species of Koa Wood. The vehicle was commissioned by a keen car enthusiast and one of Marque’s most valued clients, Jack Boyd Smith, Jnr. Following three years of intense collaboration with the Rolls-Royce Bespoke Collective, consisting of designers, engineers, […]

Malibu Mansion Designed by Pierre Koenig Headed to the Market With $20 Million Price Tag

A minimalist oceanfront mansion designed by architect Pierre Koenig in the exclusive coastal California enclave of Malibu is headed to the market with a $20 million price tag, Mansion Global has learned. The tri-level clifftop spread, on Malibu’s Lechuza Point, will be listed this week with Tyrone McKillen of Plus Real Estate of Compass. Koenig, […]

A Huge Banksy Exhibition Will Arrive In London This Year

When you grow up near Bristol like I did, you can’t really escape the paint-stained spectre that is Banksy. In fact, you won’t really be able to do that in London this May, as a big art exhibition dedicated to the artist opens in the capital. In an actually very Banksy-esque move, this exhibition is completely unauthorised, […]

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Step Into Spring With Five Green City Breaks In Poland

After a very long winter, we’re all looking forward to the delights that spring may bring. Poland’s cities blend diverse architecture, rich history, and a vibrant culinary scene with beautiful parks and open green spaces. From Warsaw, one of the world’s greenest cities to Katowice, home to a park that dwarfs New York’s Central Park, […]

Beachfront House With Two-Story Pool Sets Local Record in Dana Point, California

A beachfront property in Orange County, California, sold on Tuesday for $23.55 million, setting a record for the highest-priced home sale in the area. The deal for the five-bedroom, eight-bathroom residence was the most expensive sale in the Strand Beach community of Dana Point, according to public records. A house on the same street sold […]

Reasons To Hire A Bodyguard: Why High-Net Individuals Are Turning To Personal Protection To Keep Them And Their Families Safe

Hiring a bodyguard is nothing unusual in the celebrity world, with world-famous, high-net-worth individuals regularly seen flanked by security personnel in order to keep them safe and free from worry of any impending, yet undetectable, danger. But now, more than ever, wealthy and affluent individuals without the celebrity status are increasingly turning towards such services […]

The Artura Is Mclaren’s Next Generation High-Performance Hybrid Supercar

Luxury supercar company McLaren Automotive has unveiled the McLaren Artura. The next-generation high-performance hybrid supercar was revealed to the world in a spectacular digital launch coming from its global headquarters featuring McLaren’s new Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo. The all-new Artura boasts distinctive design, unrivalled performance, dynamic excellence and engineering innovation – with electrification now bringing the […]

John Travolta Lists Resort-Sized Maine Estate for $5 Million

The nearly 50-acre Maine estate John Travolta shared with his late wife, fellow actor Kelly Preston, was listed Thursday for $5 million.  Located on the north end of the island of Isleboro, the home has more than 20 bedrooms and over 10,830 square feet of interior space. The property boasts views of the Penobscot Bay […]

Picture-Perfect Phuket: Head To Angsana Laguna For A Paradisiacal Retreat

Find your perfect Thai paradise on stunning Bang Tao Bay at Angsana Laguna Phuket. Thanks to the incredible latest full board offer from Tropical Warehouse by Blue Bay Travel you can place yourself at the heart of a bounty of bliss on the shores of the glistening Andaman Sea. Enjoy everything that picture-perfect Phuket has to offer […]

Demand for Island Properties Is High, With Some Investors Buying Sight Unseen

With the northern hemisphere in the middle of winter and many regions still under pandemic lockdowns, wealthy buyers are more motivated than ever to invest in the Caribbean and other island getaways. Many of the same islands where these investors vacation have managed to keep Covid-19 transmissions rates low, by locking down early and instituting […]

Baglietto Revealed Its Superfast 42 Superyacht Project

Italian boat builder Baglietto revealed its Superfast 42 project, a planing hull aluminium yacht designed by Francesco Paszkowski Design for a European Owner. This new 42m yacht is characterized by a slender hull and a modern, aggressive design, further enhanced by the extensive use of multi-level glazed surfaces. Designed by Plana Design, the highly performing hull can reach […]

Privacy Is The New Luxury: The World’s Most Exclusive Villa Holidays To Book For 2021

After a cold winter, many of us are looking for the perfect way to relax and unwind beneath the hot sun. ‘Isolation vacations’ are already becoming increasingly popular this year, with many travellers prioritising space and seclusion. With privacy being the top priority for 2021, the trend of a luxury villa holiday is on the […]

Manhattan’s Luxury Market Has Busiest Week in Five Years

An impressive 38 high-end Manhattan homes found buyers in the week ending Sunday, marking the borough’s busiest luxury week in close to five years, according to the latest luxury report from Olshan Realty on Monday. The “spectacular number,” is the highest level of luxury contracts—defined as those asking $4 million or more—signed since the first […]

Nothing Says I Love You Like a Unique Bugatti Chiron Sport Finished in Matt Blanc and Silk Rosé

A truly unique Bugatti Chiron Sport, ordered by a husband as a gift for his wife, left the Atelier in Molsheim. Knowledgeable brand ambassadors at H.R. Owen Bugatti worked alongside Bugatti’s multi-skilled and versatile Molsheim design operation to visualize the creation of ‘Alice’, a one-off version of the mighty Chiron finished in Matt Blanc and Silk Rosé, […]

Dubai Marina Offers Dining and Nightlife Amid Ultramodern Towers

With its glittering ultramodern residential towers and electrifying nightlife, the United Arab Emirates’s Dubai Marina is where high-net-worth individuals choose to stay and play when they want to be away from the world while still being in the center of all things. Dubai Marina, some 15 to 20 minutes from the key cultural attractions of […]

Bentley Flying Spur W12 Is the Best Dream Machine

Bentley Flying Spur W12 has been recognized in MotorWeek’s 2021 Drivers’ Choice Awards, which selects the best in the automotive industry, as the Best Dream Machine. MotorWeek’s Drivers’ Choice Awards have been presented annually since 1983. With more than 40,000 examples sold since its launch in 2005, the Flying Spur W12 is one of the most successful […]

A Luxury Travel Guide To Jamaica: Jewel Of The Caribbean

Prior to the outbreak of Covid 19, I was most fortunate to visit Jamaica. Enthralled by the fascinating and colourful blend of culture and history, pristine beaches and the relaxed way of life embraced by her inhabitants, Jamaica continues to attract millions of visitors from all over the world. When Columbus first visited Jamaica in 1494 he […]

Perth’s Long Road to a Real Estate Boom

They both boast golden beaches, 82-degree fahrenheit summer days and glamorous waterfront real estate, but when it comes to comparing property prices there is a great divide between Perth and Sydney. In addition to the 2,500 miles separating the two Australian cities, there is a cavernous A$700,000 (US$539,000) gulf in average house prices. But that […]

Interview With Gian Paolo Venier, Interior Designer Of Crete’s Super Luxury CAYO Exclusive Resort And Spa

CAYO Exclusive Resort and Spa, which is situated in Elounda on the beautiful Greek island of Crete, is a new, modern, ecologically sensitive, luxurious resort born out of passionate love in the art of travelling. The luxury resort’s innovative interiors are the brainchild of Gian Paolo Venier, the highly respected Milanese interior designer. Inspired by […]

£22 Million Tel Aviv Penthouse Aims for Gulf Buyer

Tel Aviv is finding new fuel for its burgeoning trophy-home market in the newly normalized diplomatic relations with several oil-rich Arab states, according to luxury brokerage Beauchamp Estates. Late last year, Israel and a handful of Arab countries, including the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco, agreed to open diplomatic and economic relations—a reversal […]

The Northern Lights Explained: What Are They And Where Can You See Them?

The Northern Lights are a magical spectacle that can be witnessed in the skies around the Arctic Circle, including areas across Scandinavia, Iceland, Canada, and Alaska. Each Northern Lights season, from September to early April, people from across the globe flock to these locations in the hope of catching a glimpse of the dancing lights. […]

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Step Into Spring With Five Green City Breaks In Poland

After a very long winter, we’re all looking forward to the delights that spring may bring. Poland’s cities blend diverse architecture, rich history, and a vibrant culinary scene with beautiful parks and open green spaces. From Warsaw, one of the world’s greenest cities to Katowice, home to a park that dwarfs New York’s Central Park, […]

Málaga’s Cerrado de Calderón Offers Sea and Mountain Views and a Laid-Back Vibe

Cerrado de Calderón is one of the most exclusive residential enclaves in Spain’s celebrated resort area of Costa del Sol. In the eastern section of the City of Málaga, the capital of the province of the same name, Cerrado de Calderón is a relatively new uber-oasis. It was carved out of pristine green space by […]

NYC Residences with Romantic Views for Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day, people across the boroughs of New York City will celebrate love from home and there is no better backdrop than a stunning view of the city skyline. Partners are planning candle-lit home-cooked meals, besties will gather for Galentine’s get-togethers and friends will host elaborate evenings of self-care. In the buildings listed below, […]

Beverly Hills Mansion Enmeshed in 1MDB Scandal Sells for $27.4 Million

A luxurious Beverly Hills, California, mansion swept up in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad scandal—an alleged multi-billion-dollar theft—has sold for $27.4 million, according to listing records. The sale this week concludes for the contemporary 13,000-square-foot house a tumultuous chapter that featured alleged money laundering, a Hollywood film producer and unfinished but costly renovations that left the property in […]

The Future Of Luxury Goods Consumption Lies In The Past

The Covid-19 pandemic has shaken up nearly every consumer category, influencing new behaviours, stifling some industries and inspiring growth in others. Emerging trends in the luxury sector suggest extravagance is being usurped by nostalgia and sustainability. Dynamics within the luxury sector are changing. If you’ve found yourself slipping on your father’s vintage watch this year […]

Riva 88’ Folgore Is Revealed

Riva Yacht has unveiled its newest sport-fly superyacht Riva 88’ Folgore. Her exterior and interior design feature novelties combined with the classic symbols of Riva’s legendary history. 26.92 m (88.4 ft) long and 6.31 m (20.8 ft) wide, the yacht is a result of a collaboration between Officina Italiana Design, the firm headed by Mauro Micheli and Sergio […]

Introducing Burton Blake: The Leading Online Luxury Store For Lifestyle, Audio, Homeware And Gifts

For many, the art of giving is one of the most pleasurable things in life – after all, there’s nothing quite like seeing the person you are gifting break into a smile of delight as they unwrap a present, and knowing that you’ve got it just right. Even so, the pursuit of gift shopping itself […]

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Greenwich West Sets a New Standard for Luxury Development in West Soho

Strategic Capital, Cape Advisors, and Forum Absolute Capital Partners announce the launch of sales at the highly anticipated Downtown residential tower, Greenwich West. The 30-story building, which is one of the tallest structures in West Soho, is created by a team of top French designers. Located at 110 Charlton Street, Greenwich West provides panoramas of the […]

Pershing 8X Triumphed at the Prestigious Motor Boat Awards 2021

Pershing triumphed at the prestigious Motor Boat Awards 2021, judged by a panel of experts and boat testers on the basis of innovative features, technical parameters and style. At the virtual prize-giving ceremony, Pershing 8X gained victory in the “Custom Yachts” category, based on painstaking performance tests and sea trials. The Motor Boat Awards 2021 are organised by Motor […]

Manalapan, Florida, Home on the Ocean Lists for $33.85 Million

A more than 20,000-square-foot Florida home with access to both the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway was listed last week for $33.85 million. Located in Manalapan, the 1.7-acre property features 160 feet of ocean frontage as well as 160 feet on the Intracoastal, plus a private dock and two boat lifts. “You can have […]

Seaweed, Volcanic Stones And Tropical Fruits – Revitalising Therapies That You Can Enjoy In Tenerife

As we finally leave behind a strenuous year in which stress and anxiety levels have multiplied exponentially in the wake of the pandemic, we must focus on renewing our physical and mental energy in order to regain the peace and serenity that we have missed so much. During the long months of confinement and restrictions, […]

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A New Build in Miami Beach Hits Market for $25.5 Million

A newly completed home in Miami Beach, Florida, that offers indoor and outdoor living with a slew of resort-style amenities, has come onto the market for $25.5 million. Located in the gated Altos Del Mar, the only oceanfront residential enclave of Miami Beach, the house was designed and developed as a collaboration between two South […]

Phantom ‘Iridescent Opulence’ Is a Highly Bespoke Rolls-Royce

A sole dealer for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Motors welcomes Rolls-Royce Phantom ‘Iridescent Opulence’, an epitome of bespoke. Featuring a Bespoke Gallery, which debuted as a concept in 2017 designed by Swiss-based Nature Squared, the highly bespoke car is an expression of art, design, and engineering excellence. The Rolls-Royce Design Team created ‘The […]

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 […]

Gardens galore and a pretty painting and tapestry or two at this sprawling, palace estate

UNESCO World Heritage site and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, the vast, manicured grounds of Blenheim Palace have been consistent drawn visitors since its opening to the public in the 1950s. Built to celebrate victory over the French in the War of Spanish Succession, today the palace is a open warren of ornate, stately rooms […]

Art Deco Dominates the High Jewelry Season

Inspired by an era that was both opulent and radically simple, houses like Van Cleef & Arpels and Boucheron mined their archives for new creations. Although almost no traditional couture shows were scheduled this week, a handful of houses on Place Vendôme — Chanel, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Boucheron among them — planned viewings […]

Glam on the Sea

It may have taken four long years of near endless construction, but Rossinavi has released a massive masterpiece with Polaris. Measuring a mammoth 70m, this 1,542GT behemoth is all about the opulence of #YachtLife, from the entirely customised interiors featuring textiles, furniture and materials all sourced from leading interiors brands to the ample amenities like […]

Discover the New Big Bang MP-11 Showcasing Hublot’s Magic Gold Alloy

Hublot unveiled two new editions of its Big Bang MP-11 watch. The Swiss luxury watchmaker houses its MP-11 manufacture calibre in two new exclusive cases, showcasing its scratch-resistant Magic Gold alloy and the transparency of its high-tech synthesis technology Blue Sapphire. Developed and manufactured entirely in Hublot’s workshops, the MP-11 calibre forges an alliance with brand new […]

Potomac Falls Offers Large Lots and Friendly Neighbors Within Close Proximity of D.C.

Potomac Falls is an idyllic oasis with long tree-lined streets and pastoral views in Potomac, Maryland, a half hour from the super-charged excitement of the U.S. capital. Founded in the 1960s, Potomac Falls is exclusive—there are only 262 homes on its 800 rolling acres of what was at one time horse country. “Potomac Falls is […]

Duplex Penthouse Apartment in a Stylish London Development

Location: King’s Cross, London Price: £7.5 million (US$9.3 million) This duplex penthouse sits on top of one of the three original cast-iron gasholder guide frames that date to the 1860s. The development, called Gasholders London, “is an architectural gem,” listing agent Martin Bikhit said. “It’s one-of-a-kind in terms of the look and feel of it—it’s very James […]

Bugatti Bolide Is Voted the Most Beautiful Hyper Sports Car in the World

With the unveiling of the Bolide in October 2020, Bugatti introduced the most extreme, uncompromising, fastest, and lightest vehicle concept in the company’s recent history. Now, at the prestigious Festival Automobile International in Paris, the Bugatti Bolide has been officially voted the most beautiful and aesthetic hyper sports car in the world. The 36th Festival Automobile International recognizes cars according […]

The Motorcycle of Tomorrow

Comparisons with Tesla are already rampant for Tarform, an all-electric motorcycle maker that promises to do for two-wheelers what Elon Musk’s California company has done for cars, SUVs and, soon, trucks. And as if expectations aren’t high enough, the Brooklyn-based custom manufacturer – which incorporates flax, pineapple and algae into the production process – aims to […]

Central London Sees Uptick in Its Prime Rental Market

Central London’s prime rental market has kicked off 2021 on an optimistic note, as adjusted rental prices, a lack of international competition, and a desire to avoid future commutes has led to a surge in interest from domestic renters looking for a bargain, according to a new report from Dexters. More than 330 rental deals […]

Future Craft

A 27m yacht with fifty percent more living space: It’s an unexpected delivery from the maritime gurus at Wally Yachts, which has eschewed traditional naval architectures to create a vessel more reminiscent of the Apollo missions than the Gilded Age. Designed in collaboration with the engineering masters at Ferretti Group, WHY200’s specs include 200sq m […]

Planning The Perfect Trip To A Year-Round Paradise. A Week And Weekend Itinerary For Sunny Tenerife

f you think you know all there is to discover about the Canary Islands’ largest offering, Tenerife, then think again. Known as an all year-round paradise due to its splendid climate, impressive tourist facilities and excellent array of accommodation options, Tenerife has long been a popular tourist destination, and it’s easy to see why. Worldwide awarded wellness […]

Redefining Luxury: The All-New Mercedes-Maybach S-Class

Since its launch in 2015, the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class has been a coveted luxury car of choice, particularly with the discerning wealthy in Russia, China, USA and Germany. This newly released model is set to continue this success story – marrying the perfection and high-tech solutions of the Mercedes-Benz flagship model with the exclusivity and tradition […]

Townhouse That Hosted Art World Icons Lists in Knightsbridge

A London townhouse with a history that’s as rich as its future buyer will need to be, has just come to the market asking £12.95 million (US$17.8 million). The white stucco-fronted six-story home on Knightsbridge’s Ovington Square—a posh pocket of central London positioned around a central garden square—was listed on Jan. 15 with estate agency […]

This Hublot Watch Is Inspired by Takashi Murakami’s Artistic Emblem

Hublot unveiled the Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami All Black – its first collaboration with a Japanese contemporary artist Takashi Murakami. Takashi Murakami is one of the most internationally renowned living artists. His visually very modern style offers a subtle reflection between Japanese tradition and pop culture. He combines leading-edge multimedia tools with traditional Japanese techniques such […]

Covid-19 Led to Major Drop in Home Construction in England Last Year

The completion of new-build homes was understandably impacted in 2020 by the coronavirus pandemic, and in England, it was to the tune of tens of thousands fewer houses, according to a report Monday from StripeHomes. There were 145,430 newly constructed homes delivered to the market between the fourth quarter of 2019 and the end of […]

Iceland Is Opening A New Oceanfront Geothermal Lagoon With Views Of The Northern Lights

If there’s one thing that you absolutely need to do in Iceland, it’s bathing in the mineral-rich waters of a geothermal lagoon. And now, hospitality company Pursuit is taking the unmissable experience to a whole new level with the Sky Lagoon. One where the edge of the lagoon meets with the dramatic horizon of the […]

South Florida Home-Buyer Surge Gives Luxury Condos a Boost

Surging home sales across coastal Florida are paying off for Miami’s luxury condo market, once weighed down by a glut of overdevelopment, new data on Thursday suggests. This time last year, coastal mainland Miami had enough luxury condos on the market to last well over three years—giving buyers there the clear upperhand in choosing and […]

This 141-Foot Luxury Yacht Is the Bad Girl of the Seas

Officina Armare designed a 141-foot luxury yacht that impresses with her clean, essential and stramlined exterior lines, enchancing its sporty yet elegant manner. The BadGal project boasts Italian design studio’s recognizable style, characterized by powerful arched sides. The exterior design of BadGal is unique in its own right. The profile view shows two large black windows with […]

Luxury Single-Family Home Sales Jump in South Florida

Big-spending home buyers across some of South Florida’s most major markets are propelling the area’s surging real estate market, according to the latest report released Thursday by the Miami Association of Realtors. The number of homes that sold across Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Broward counties jumped by double digits in September compared to the same […]

A New Era: Sustainable Supersonic Flight

The new Aerion AS2 Supersonic Business Jet just might be the future of sustainable, supersonic aviation if all goes as planned, according to Aerion CEO Tom Vice. After recently introducing the aeroplane’s final design last July, the 45.2m-long jet has already begun wind tunnel testing, and, with manufacturing set to begin in 2023 and initial fights in […]

The First Ritz-Carlton Ski Resort Coming to Europe in 2026

Marriott International signed an agreement with a Zermatt-based alpinist, certified IVBV mountain guide, helicopter pilot, and successful hotelier Mario Julen to bring the first Ritz-Carlton ski resort in Europe. Expected to open in 2026, The Ritz-Carlton, Zermatt will bring the brand’s legendary service and elegant design to the world-famous Swiss resort destination. Once open, the 69-guest […]

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 […]

A Look At Why The Use Of Private Jets Is Taking Off

When it comes to luxury travel, it doesn’t get much better than arriving to your destination by private jet. The epitome of elegance and sophistication, travelling private ensures that you will want for nothing throughout your trip, with opulent surroundings, easy boarding and five-star service guaranteed. If your fortune doesn’t quite stretch to purchasing one […]

The New Sunseeker 90 Ocean Took to the Water for It’s First Sea Trial

The new Sunseeker 90 Ocean underwent its first sea trial in the icy waters of the English Channel. The yacht showcases the fresh design direction of Sunseeker’s next generation of larger models and underlines the brand’s commitment to bringing even more exciting new products to market. The Sunseeker 90 Ocean Yacht stand-out features will be its striking lines, […]

$175 Million Hamptons Home is One of the U.S.’s Most Expensive Listings

With a colossal $175 million price tag, a mansion in the Hamptons—the long favored getaway of wealthy New Yorkers—has catapulted itself into the ranks of the most expensive homes on the U.S. market. Listed with its nine-figure asking price last week, the waterfront spread in Southampton occupies roughly eight acres nestled between the Atlantic Ocean […]

The First Bugatti Divo Hyper Sports Cars Have Arrived on the US West Coast

Bugatti announced that three of the four Divo hyper sports cars commissioned through the dealership partner Bugatti Beverly Hills were recently delivered to their owners. The three unique vehicles demonstrated their skills under the Californian sun at the private racetrack “The Thermal Club” in Palm Desert, California, before making their way to their new owners. A highly customized, high-performance, […]

Surrey’s St George’s Hill Is Known for Its Large Estates and Country-Club Vibe

St George’s Hill, or the Beverly Hills of Britain as it’s sometimes called, is regarded as one of the U.K.’s best private country estates. The Surrey neighborhood built in 1912 is synonymous with the wealthy global elite and stately supermansions. It was once home to John Lennon and Elton John and is favored by high-flying […]

Turning the tide: the sustainable future of superyachts

“Each year, at least eight million tonnes of plastics leak into the ocean – which is equivalent to dumping the contents of one garbage truck into the ocean every minute”, reports The New Plastics Economy: Rethinking the Future of Plastics, a study produced by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the World Economic Forum. If nothing […]

Napa Valley’s Only Resort Set Within a Working Winery to Open in Early Spring

The highly anticipated Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley will debut in early spring 2021 in the heart of California’s famed wine region. It is going to be Napa Valley’s first and only resort set within a working winery. Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley is located at 400 Silverado Trail in the quaint town […]

Manhattan’s $10-Million-Plus Homes Log Strongest Week Since Pandemic Started

Manhattan’s housing market just logged its strongest week for $10 million-plus deals since Covid-19 first gripped the city last spring.  Of the 16 contracts signed on homes asking $4 million or more in the week ending Sunday, seven were for trophy homes with eight-digit price tags, according to a luxury market roundup from Olshan Realty […]

“Turquoise” Joins the FGI Charter Fleet

Turquoise, the 181-foot Turquoise Yachts build that launched in 2011, has a new owner who has placed her in the FGI charter fleet. Most recently refitted in 2019, Turquoise is now accepting inquiries for Bahamas and Caribbean yacht charter vacations. The yacht has six staterooms, including a full-beam master and an adjacent VIP stateroom on the main […]

Vianney Halter Shakes up the Horology World with the $972,000 Watch

Vianney Halter, space and time travel watchmaker, shakes up the horology world with the Deep Space Resonance that features two acoustically synchronized balance wheels. The idea of creating an acoustically resonant double-balance time instrument appeared in 1996, when Vianney Halter started learning to play the piano. When attuning the keys where three harmonic strings overlap, he noticed an […]

Atlantic Escape: A Luxury Guide To The Azores

Nine vividly beautiful islands undeniably distinct from one another, yet all equally painterly in their landscapes, make up the pieces of the North Atlantic jigsaw puzzle that is the Azores. The Portuguese archipelago (located between Lisbon and, perhaps rather unexpectedly, New York) is a place where nature is virtuously unspoilt, and crowds remain relatively few. […]

Nine-Bedroom Historic English Home Owned by an Interior Designer Asks £4 Million

A resplendent and centuries-old English estate that sits grandly at the end of a sweeping, tree-lined driveway in the rural village of Shaw, in Wiltshire, has come to the market. Shaw House, as it’s known, was listed at the end of December for £4 million (US$5.4 million) with estate agency Savills. Built in 1711 by […]

Rolls-Royce Bespoke Collective Created an Array of Extraordinary Cars in 2020

Almost every Rolls-Royce motor car created last year was tailored by its Bespoke Collective – a team of engineers, designers and craftspeople based at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, England. Faced with the challenges of 2020, clients invested time and creativity in unique commissions, creating personal items of longevity. The ‘Dusk in Tokyo Collection’ pays tribute […]

This Private Island Resort Is the Best for an Epic Stay

Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, which has been recently named Best for an Epic Stay in the World by AFAR, introduced its Extended Stay program. Created to support the trend of extended stays (10 or more nights), the Extended Stay program provides an array of complimentary services and amenities, based on length of stay. Extended Stay […]

The WHY200 Is the First Wally Hybrid Yacht

Wally revealed the WHY200 motor yacht, developed by the visionary team headed by chief designer Luca Bassani, and Ferretti Group’s Engineering Department. The futuristic-looking 27-meter yacht measures 200 gross tons and features naval architecture from Laurent Giles NA and interior design created by A. Vallicelli & C Studio. The WHY200 offers more than 200 square meters (2,153 square feet) […]

Cruise Ship Review: Saga Cruises, Spirit of Discovery – Baltic Myths And Legends

Over its 15 days the Myths and Legends of the Baltic Cruise took in Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia and Denmark, The route is pretty much par for the course in the Baltic – Spirit of Discovery, however, is anything but ordinary. Saga’s new Spirit of Discovery is aimed at 50-somethings (with partners aged 40 years […]

New Listings Can’t Keep Up With Insatiable U.S. Housing Demand, Driving Price Growth

Demand from U.S. home buyers outstripped supply in December, helping drive the median sale price up 13% year-over-year to $334,300, according to new data from Redfin on Thursday. Cold weather and the onset of the holiday season did little to take the heat out of home sales last month, with buyers signing contracts faster than […]

3 virtual tours of Venice in all her romantic glory – “La Serenissima”

It’s been a turbulent time for Venice in the last year. This charming holiday hotspot much loved for its romantic gondolas, compelling culture and historical architecture attracted tourists in droves for years. Overtourism took its toll stealing some of the local allure and the city was looking for ways to trim the tourist numbers. This […]

South London’s Vibrant Pop Festival Will Return This Summer

It’s been almost a year since Secret London wrote any sort of preview hyping up a music festival, and I’m pretty sure you all know why. So, it’s with great pleasure that we report that Mighty Hoopla festival – the bouncing pop extravaganza that takes over Brixton’s Brockwell Park each summer – is returning to the capital in […]

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Miami Millionaire’s Row $38M Penthouse at 57 Ocean Makes Virtual Debut

Multiplan Real Estate Asset Management, the innovative developer behind 57 Ocean, who last year famously shipped a pair of Oculus goggles to a California buyer who in turn purchased a million-dollar-plus residence sight unseen, released a $180,000 state-of-the-art video that showcases the building’s new spectacular penthouse. International award-winning creative agency DBOX dedicated 1,100 hours to create the 90-second […]

A road trip around Sicily – making the most of the Mediterranean’s largest island

The best view in Sicily is a steep, sticky, cacti-lined climb, one hour if you’re fit, and not hungover from all the Limoncello the night before, from an ancient stone archway at Porta Messina, the portal into Taormina, the island’s prettiest town, that curls and twirls passed 17th-century chapels, iron-age cave-tombs, abandoned 1990s ice-cream parlours and […]

Londoners Searching for More Space During Covid Are Buying Up English Country Manors

The pandemic is having an unexpected side effect. Suddenly, Britons are eager for the space and grandeur of a country manor house. They are breathing life into Britain’s prime country house real-estate market after a malaise in that sector that has lasted for more than a decade. Sales volume of country homes priced between $4.1 […]

Cliffside Home Hits the Market in England’s Torquay

A newly listed cliffside home on the English Channel offers all the scenic remoteness house hunters have craved during the pandemic—plus a few World War II relics in the garden. The century-old Arts and Crafts house hit the market last week, asking £1.85 million (US$2.53 million), and is believed to be the only home with […]