Category: Accessories

Top 10 last minute luxury travel gifts for Christmas

Top 10 last minute luxury travel gifts for Christmas

Christmas is a desperately hectic time for many of us.  If you’ve left things to the last minute and are still seeking to buy the ideal Christmas gift for that special someone who already has almost everything, then perhaps you’ll find the perfect item from our last minute luxury travel gift ideas. Here’s a round-up […]

5 top Christmas gift ideas for holidays

5 top Christmas gift ideas for holidays

Here are some great gift ideas for this Christmas. Included are electronic gadgets, stocking fillers and luxury items. Whether your loved ones are going on a business trip or a skiing holiday, there should be something here for most travellers. Top electronic gadget: Samsung Galaxy Note Many people take a mobile phone, digital camera, iPod, […]

World famous diamond sells for more than 20 million Swiss francs

World famous diamond sells for more than 20 million Swiss francs

The world famous Archduke Joseph diamond has sold for 21 million Swiss francs (which equates to around $21m or £13m), having last sold in 1993 for just $6.5m (£4m) . It was sold at the Christie’s auction house in Geneva to an anonymous bidder, but had previously been in the ownership of the American jeweller Black, Starr […]

Luxury hotels at the cutting edge of technology

Luxury hotels at the cutting edge of technology

Luxury hotels have had a history of being innovative when it comes to technology, and that tradition continues to this day. In Thailand the Aloft Bangkok – Sukhumvit 11 is using touchscreen technology from Fingi that is loaded on to Samsung Galaxy smartphones so that guests can control everything from in-room mood lighting to setting up their […]

5 of the best smart watches in the world

5 of the best smart watches in the world

Remember the Casio calculator watches of the 1980s? They weren’t very practical but they marked a big change in how we view wristwatches. Subsequent attempts to sync watches with your PC haven’t been all that successful and, over the last 30 years, progress has been slow.  But now that looks set to change with smart […]

3 of the best luxury watches for diving and snorkeling

3 of the best luxury watches for diving and snorkeling

There are many different things to consider when it comes to selecting the perfect luxury accessories to any hobby; style, luxury, dependability and usefulness are all factors that come to mind, and diving watches are no different. When you are going to be diving or snorkeling, you want a watch you can not only count […]

Would you pay $250,000 for a bottle of nail polish?

Would you pay $250,000 for a bottle of nail polish?

Luxury US jeweller Azature, whose creations have been worn by the likes of Kelly Clarkson, Liv Tyler, Megan Fox, Beyonce and Rihanna, has come up with its own black diamond nail polish.  With a price tag of $250,000, it easily becomes the most expensive nail polish in the world, incredibly making Model’s Own $130,000 Gold Rush […]

3 essential items that every luxury traveller "must" have

3 essential items that every luxury traveller “must” have

Going somewhere?  Are you sure you’re properly prepared?  Here we’ve rounded up those essential (or perhaps not so essential) items that you really should have with you.  (We’re assuming you’ve already got those truly essential items such as your passport.) A smartphone Things have moved on at an alarming rate since the Web first came […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… The best African vacations from Safari Guide Africa The simplicity of innovation: Panerai Beachy-chic dining from Sean’s Panorama Because speed matters: Piaggio Aero

Special feature: MedCallOutfitter Kit™ from MedCallAssist™

Special feature: MedCallOutfitter Kit™ from MedCallAssist™

Here at A Luxury Travel Blog HQ, we were recently sent a premium grade medical kit for luxury travellers. Rather uniquely, the MedCallOutfitter Kit™ from MedCallAssist™ comes complete with a one year physician call line for any urgent questions or prescription needs which you can call at any time, day or night. Although produced in […]

Hong Kong's 5 best buys

Hong Kong’s 5 best buys

Despite the fact that luxury brands are opening retail stores at an unprecedented rate throughout mainland China (Shanghai is home to seven Chanel boutiques, compared to just three in Paris), an average of 14 million Chinese flock to Hong Kong every month to take advantage of duty-free discounts on luxury goods. Now, we’re not saying […]

Luxury gift ideas for the world traveler

Luxury gift ideas for the world traveler

The holidays are only a few weeks away and if you’re still looking for a special gift to give your world traveler we’ve got you covered. Here is our list of the top luxury travel gifts from world-class luggage to a portable talking translator. They are the perfect gifts for your favorite traveler (or a […]

Special feature: FB Collection

Special feature: FB Collection

I have recently been lucky enough to acquire a number of items from the FB Collection.  Founded by Harry Brantly and Max Leese in Rio de Janeiro in 2005, this beachwear collection exudes quality and style.  Among the collection are beautiful, brightly-coloured (£85) or patterned (£95) linen beach towels. These towels are so soft and […]

Luxury concierge services at the touch of a button

Luxury concierge services at the touch of a button

Vertu, a manufacturer of luxury mobile phones, has announced further details of its enhanced concierge service. Designed to be the perfect companion for the luxury traveller, they now have three levels of concierge at the touch of a button. Firstly their Concierge Classic service provides the customer with round the clock access to a team […]

Mott 50 - a stylish solution for "fun in the sun"

Mott 50 – a stylish solution for “fun in the sun”

While basking in the sun is undoubtedly relaxing, today’s smart sunbathers understand the dangers associated with the sun’s rays. But rather than smothering sunscreen all over your body, what if there was an easier way to protect yourself on a warm-weather vacation? Look no further than Mott 50, a stylish new clothing collection that absorbs […]

Ferrari Paddock Chronograph: a limited edition

Ferrari Paddock Chronograph: a limited edition

If you are a passionate fan of the “Red from Maranello” or if you are looking for a present  for an authentic collector of all the unique objects signed Ferrari, here is the latest exclusive Ferrari Paddock Chronograph. Proposed with an elegant jacquard silk/cotton tie, the male Chronograph has a genuine leather strap in chocolate brown colour with contrasting […]

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