Category: Travel Equipment

Busting the post-holiday blues with Your Holiday Wash

Busting the post-holiday blues with Your Holiday Wash

While the annual holiday is for most of us the highlight of the year, the return home can be a daunting prospect. Not only are we hit with the reality of returning to work but there’s also a host of mundane tasks that need to be tackled. In addition to adjusting our body-clock, processing the holiday

Travel goods to treasure

Packing for a stylish journey just got easier, thanks to Koza‘s new line of luxury goods. Boasting three different collections for women, Koza’s products were designed with on-the-go functionality in mind.  But that doesn’t mean they lack in style.  Innovative patterns and silhouettes look luxe and feel amazing – the perfect pairing when it comes
The best networks for mobile browsing abroad

The best networks for mobile browsing abroad

With all the new smart phones out that are almost constantly connected to the internet, looking for updates to apps, checking for email, or many other features that they have. This can end up costing you a fortune, so we have taken a look at the best options for you data hungry travellers. T-Mobile Surfing on your

Say goodbye to baggage mix-ups

Waiting at baggage claim as a sea of same-looking suitcases roll past can often lead to confusion — and at the very least anxiety.  But luxury travel brand Tumi has created a stylish way to tell your suitcase apart from all the others.  Enter “Accent Your Alpha”, a chic customization service that allows customers to
Travel like a celeb - just leave the Hawaiian shirt at home

Travel like a celeb - just leave the Hawaiian shirt at home

Even though most of us will never be ridiculously rich, we can travel and live like famous celebs with just a few tricks and tips. You don’t need to break the bank to rub elbows with the rich and mighty, just get rid of the Hawaiian shirt and other giveaways and get ready to live
Special feature: the BagPod

Special feature: the BagPod

Are you still wondering about what to get your wife or girlfriend who already has everything this Christmas? If so, then spare a thought for the BagPod which has been Highly Commended by the Giftware Association.  It’s the brainchild of Swedish born Marianne Sparrenius-Waters of RedDog Design Ltd., based in Abergavenny, Wales, UK. It’s essentially a
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
The world's most expensive mobile phone

The world's most expensive mobile phone

An iPhone 4 encrusted with diamonds from the British designer, Stuart Hughes, will set you back a cool £5 million.  The device is being heralded as the world’s most expensive mobile phone and was commissioned by an Australian businessman. The handset is covered in more than 500 individual diamonds totalling 100 carats, and it comes with two

Gucci Cruise Collection 2011

Stylish travel has always inspired the House of Gucci since it was founded in 1921, and so this theme is further explored in its latest Cruise Collection for 2011. With an elegant voyage very much in mind, Creative Director Frida Giannini interprets the contemporary female wardrobe with faultless nonchalance, alternating between an edgy chic urban
Win a free subscription to Five Star Magazine!

Win a free subscription to Five Star Magazine!

A Luxury Travel Blog has teamed up with Five Star Magazine to offer you a great chance to win one of 5 subscriptions to the publication. Five Star Magazine is a quarterly publication that showcases outstanding luxury hotels and finest luxury products and services in their vicinity. To be in with a chance of winning,

100 legendary trunks from Louis Vuitton

There’s a new book out from Louis Vuitton with more than 800 photographs that showcase 100 legendary LV trunks and detail the stories behind their creation.  See the video below for an insight.  The book is available from October 2010.
Win a copy of the fabulous book 'Dive in Style'!

Win a copy of the fabulous book 'Dive in Style'!

A Luxury Travel Blog has teamed up with the publishers Thames & Hudson to offer you a great chance to win one of 5 copies of the fabulous book ‘Dive in Style‘ by Tim Simmond. I have a copy of this beautiful book myself and it contains over 700 fabulous illustrations of where you can
The digital camera of the future?

The digital camera of the future?

A German designer named Andrew Kupresanin has come up with a digital camera called ‘Nadia’ that assesses the aesthetic beauty of the photograph you’re taking. Rather than show a LCD viewfinder image of what you’re shooting, it displays a percentage. The higher the figure is to 100%, then supposedly the “better” the picture, presumably taking
iPads provided for guests' use in South African hotel

iPads provided for guests' use in South African hotel

Iconic Cape Town Hotel Ellerman House will introduce Apple iPads to each of its eleven luxurious rooms and modernist villa over the coming months – the only hotel in South Africa to offer iPads for guests’ use. The iPad is fast becoming an indispensible item within the gadget market and a supremely useful tool in
Interview with Grant Thatcher, Publisher and Founder of LUXE City Guides

Interview with Grant Thatcher, Publisher and Founder of LUXE City Guides

Formerly an actor with the RSC, Grant Thatcher began the series of LUXE City Guides back in 2002. There are now more than 30 guides, including the best of the best from 20 in-the-know residents in each location. What is it that  you do exactly? I’m Editor in Chief which encompasses everything from designing the

A cool, new way to browse a travel bookshop online

Daunt Books, the travel specialists, has launched an online resource for discerning travellers.  Mimicking the unique design of the shops where the books are arranged by country, the user can browse the careful selection of guides, non-fiction and fiction which have all been personally recommended and reviewed by the knowledgeable staff.  Whether you’re looking for