Author Archive for John-Christian Moquette

John-Christian Moquette is a Partner at IAVRA.

5 luxury fashion items you can't go on holiday without

5 luxury fashion items you can’t go on holiday without

We all want to look our best when away. We rummage through our wardrobe in search of the pieces that will make us feel as good as the vacation we’re about to embark on. But sometimes if you really want to dress to impress a bit of pre-holiday shopping is in order. So we’ve pulled […]

Enjoy a twist on the traditional: vacation in a cave

Enjoy a twist on the traditional: vacation in a cave

A hidden gem with that “special something” is what we all seek to find when planning a holiday. And while traditional or modern decor and endless amenities flood your thoughts, don’t rule out mother earth’s natural architecture. A cavernous dwelling may be off-putting to some, but when you add a dose of cool luxury and […]

3 of our favourite markets in which to mingle with the locals

3 of our favourite markets in which to mingle with the locals

Who doesn’t like a spot of shopping when on holiday? And what better way to feel the pulse of a city and get under the skin of a destination than to mingle in the markets with the locals. A visit to a Parisian antiques fair or a wander through a colourful handicrafts market in India […]

8 ingredients for the coolest vacation home

8 ingredients for the coolest vacation home

Everyone has their own recipe for the dream holiday rental. For some it is a sun-quenched, beach side villa, or a chalet nestled between snow covered mountains and a picturesque village, and for others a secluded cottage in the beautiful countryside ticks all the boxes. Yet it is often the little (or big) extras that […]

3 of the best off-piste gourmet haunts in Europe

3 of the best off-piste gourmet haunts in Europe

Let’s be honest, the apres-ski experience can be as alluring as the skiing. And while there is often no shortage of watering holes to throw back a few drinks after a long day on the slopes, the choice of gourmet hotspots is often limited in the small mountain resorts. So when we come across the […]

5 of the best off-season luxury rental destinations

5 of the best off-season luxury rental destinations

Saying farewell to the holiday season always leaves travelers feeling a little blue. The warmth turns to cold and you long for a vacation after your vacation. But keep your chin up; there are plenty of go-to places for off-season stays that will warm the cockles of your heart and save you a few pennies […]

The villa rental industry in 2012

The villa rental industry in 2012

When it comes to luxury, private villa holidays are difficult to beat. Imagine yourself lounging by the fountain in the courtyard of your Marrakesh riad… or skiing directly into your chalet in the Alps. Though the global economy remains in a tumultuous state, luxury travel seems to have escaped the brunt of the beating, and […]