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 […]