Author Archive for Celine Renaud

Celine Renaud is Head of Sales for Leo Trippi - a European agency specialising in renting Catered Chalets, Summer Villas and Chartered Yachts. Celine’s areas of expertise include Courchevel, Val d’Isere, Megève, Méribel & Chamonix in France, Revelstoke in Canada, & St. Barth in the Caribbean.

A 2015 guide to Ibiza

A 2015 guide to Ibiza

Summer is coming and Ibiza is gearing up for a new season. Anticipation is in the air, but where are the places to go and be seen? Sweaty, busy residences where people stands on your Choos are out the window and Ibiza, a place to party 24 hours, is showing a new light. Now, the […]

150 years of travel and tourism in St Moritz

150 years of travel and tourism in St Moritz

150 years seems to be a significant number for 2015; Zermatt sees the 150th anniversary of the first ascent of the Matterhorn and St Moritz celebrates 150 years of travel and tourism. 2015 has never been more of a prominent year to visit Switzerland. In 1864 a Swiss bet a Brit that he would discover […]

Experiences worth bragging rights!

Experiences worth bragging rights!

It’s all about the experience. That’s what we are told. With reports coming from BCG and American Express, consumers are spending their money on luxury experiences instead of premium goods. The UK has recently looked into Britain’s ‘Super Rich’ where Jacques Peretti investigates how the super-rich are transforming Britain and where they spend their money. […]

Croatia's best kept secret cafe finds

Croatia’s best kept secret cafe finds

I spend a lot of time researching the best restaurants around the world for my clients, namely the Michelin starred restaurants where I have to sell a limb to reserve a table. Recently there has been a surge in ‘Foodie’s’ travelling the globe for the ‘pop up’ restaurants they have heard about via social media […]

Ski apps – are they hot or not?

Ski apps – are they hot or not?

It depends from what angle you look at it and who you ask. Ski apps can measure the speed you fly down the mountain, many would think this is popular with the young spring chickens, the teenagers and the seasonairres, but it seems to be trending throughout all age groups and causing fierce competition between […]

24 hours in Courchevel

24 hours in Courchevel

As a child I spent every weekend at our family apartment in Courchevel 1850, and now I spend most of my adult life selling the resort. It is my favoured French ski resort, it is quaint and has a magical air to it. Yes, it is glitzy and ‘expensive’ but, for a week’s ski holiday, […]

5 reasons to visit St Gervais

5 reasons to visit St Gervais

Let me introduce you to one of my favourite ski resorts for 2014/15. Over the past couple of years we have seen luxury chalets flood the French market in resorts outside of the mainstream ‘red carpet’ resorts of Val d’Isere, Courchevel, Megeve and Meribel. The smaller resorts which are often dominated are beginning to make a […]

Tignes – the new wave of luxury

Tignes – the new wave of luxury

Tignes was once the underdog, too far out of town to be considered luxurious. Now it is leaping ahead with its new wave of excitement. Perfect for the cool kids in town wanting the new experience to deliver home to colleagues or for families, wanting luxurious surroundings, great service and the peace and quiet of […]

The 4 most luxurious chalets in Courchevel 1850

The 4 most luxurious chalets in Courchevel 1850

Courchevel is known as ‘the millionaire’s playground’ but what can you really get for your money? I have been holidaying in Courchevel since I was a child, and now, selling it as a ‘go to destination’ for my high net worth clients, I have seen it evolve over the past 20 years, today, you can […]

Top 3 healthy hideaway retreats

Top 3 healthy hideaway retreats

Today I ask the question: is it possible to go on holiday and detox, or keep up with your training routine whilst abroad? Personally I find it very difficult, mainly because I often travel for business, which involves meetings over breakfast, lunch and dinner. Add to that a constant flow of wine and a busy […]

On the water in St. Barth's

On the water in St. Barth’s

St Barth’s is a hive of activity year round due to its climate, there are a dozen fabulous beaches to explore, amazing seafood restaurants and sporting activities for those who want something more active. Today, I am exploring the underwater world – St Barth’s is a real mecca for scuba diving, sailing and yacht charter… here […]

Top 5 reasons why the Basque country is an ideal destination

Top 5 reasons why the Basque country is an ideal destination

France is always going to be one of my top Winter and Summer destinations, the Alps a seasonal haven and the South of France – well, there is nothing better than being close to a harbour or hearing the waves lap at the shore. This year, one of my favourite destinations has to be Biarritz […]

3 of the best European chalets for gourmet food

3 of the best European chalets for gourmet food

We all know that hotels and chalets have upped their standards to create ‘foodie’ experiences; guests now get the opportunity to take cookery classes, go out with the chef and source their own truffles, pick their own fruit and veg and, in some cases, receive a certificate about it for bragging rights back home. ‘Foodies’ […]

The 3 best European ski resorts for Easter vacations

The 3 best European ski resorts for Easter vacations

Easter is a fantastic time to enjoy a ski break, whatever you skills on the slopes and whatever the location you’re looking to ski in. From the French Alps to Lapland, Revelstoke to Zermatt there’s plenty of fantastic ski resorts to choose from. Of course, the key with skiing in April is to make sure […]

A guide to snow polo in Europe

A guide to snow polo in Europe

Polo is a sport steeped in history from all corners of the globe, with a reputation for its glamorous events and high-end hospitality. In 1985, a winter variation was introduced in St Moritz where the playing field took the form of a frozen lake covered in compacted snow. Since its first induction twenty-eight years ago, […]

The beginners’ guide to Meribel

The beginners’ guide to Meribel

Nestled in Les Allues Valley, the resort of Meribel has claimed a central location in the world’s largest ski area Le Trois Vallees. Founded by a group of English businessmen and experienced skiers who wanted to create a resort in France similar to those that existed in Austria and the Swiss Grisons it is known […]