Category: Celebrities

Win Jo Whiley's handpicked travel essentials courtesy of American Express® Preferred Rewards Gold Card

Win Jo Whiley’s handpicked travel essentials courtesy of American Express® Preferred Rewards Gold Card

A Luxury Travel Blog has teamed up with American Express® Preferred Rewards Gold Card to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a selection of family travel essentials, as chosen by radio DJ, Mum of four and ambassador for the Gold Card, Jo Whiley. This exclusive prize includes an iPod Shuffle and headphone splitters […]

Steve Jobs' luxury super-yacht

Steve Jobs’ luxury super-yacht

Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs’ luxury super-yacht, ‘Venus’, was unveiled on the anniversary of his death at the Dutch shipyard Koninklijke De Vries (Royal de Vries) in Aalsmeer. This sleek vessel is 80m (260 feet) long and was designed by Jobs himself along with designer Philippe Starck. The yacht has a minimalist design, an ultralight aluminum […]

Interview with Michael Frye, Founder of British Heritage Chauffeur Tours

Interview with Michael Frye, Founder of British Heritage Chauffeur Tours

Michael Frye, founder of British Heritage Chauffeur Tours, is one of those lucky people who has been able to enjoy two vastly different professions. For twenty years he was one of the principals of the London Symphony Orchestra, where he had the honour of meeting Stravinsky, and performing with musicians as diverse as Herbert Von […]

Interview with Jake Grieves-Cook, Founder of Porini Safari Camps

Interview with Jake Grieves-Cook, Founder of Porini Safari Camps

Jake Grieves Cook has been involved in the Kenyan tourism industry for more than 35 years. He founded Porini Safari Camps back in 1989, is a former Chairman of the Kenya Tourist Board and is a passionate advocate of sustainable and responsible tourism. These camps operate under a unique community conservancy concept to allow the Maasai […]

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 […]

Interview with John-Christian Moquette, Partner at IAVRA

Interview with John-Christian Moquette, Partner at IAVRA

John-Christian Moquette was born in Toronto, Canada to a Greek mother and a Dutch-Canadian father. Geneva, Switzerland was home from a young age and provided the perfect base for jetting around the world. He studied Law in the UK but his passion for travel quickly led him to the travel sector. He began his career […]

Suite of the week: The F Suite at Hotel Faena + Universe, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Suite of the week: The F Suite at Hotel Faena + Universe, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Suite name: The F Suite Hotel: Hotel Faena + Universe, Buenos Aires, Argentina Size of accommodation: 120 sq m Cost per night: from 9,500 USD + taxes Who’s stayed there? Beyoncé What makes it special? It is the most expensive suite in Latin America. The F Suite is an impeccably appointed 120 sqm residence located […]

Private Andalucian hideaway becomes leading 'gastro villa'

Private Andalucian hideaway becomes leading ‘gastro villa’

Since welcoming singer George Michael as the first guest in 2009, private rental estate Cortijo El Carligto has steadily expanded its in-house service offerings and A-list appeal to emerge as the premiere “gastro-villa” in Andalucia. Recognition by Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List for 2012, pitting them against huge and wealthy five-star corporate resorts, has leant […]

Malaysia welcomes the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Malaysia welcomes the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Malaysia welcome Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, to Kuala Lumpur tomorrow, and from there they will move on to the rainforested eco-adventure destination of Sabah, Borneo, as part of their Diamond Jubilee tour to celebrate 60 years of HM Queen Elizabeth’s reign. As well as attending state functions and […]

The 5 most expensive celebrity hotel rooms in London

The 5 most expensive celebrity hotel rooms in London

London: the city of opportunity, the city of wonders, the city of love. Everyone thinks they have their individual opinion about London. Sure, their view may be skewed over years of television and advertisements, but in large, perceptions of London remain similar. The bottom line is that, London’s expensive! You cannot visit the diverse capital […]

When luxury travel becomes irresponsible...? £8,000 for an 84-mile flight

When luxury travel becomes irresponsible…? £8,000 for an 84-mile flight

Last month Kanye West reportedly spent £8,000 to leave Doncaster by private jet, only to fly as far as Birmingham (that’s Birmingham, UK – just 84 miles away – not Birmingham, Alabama).  There he was met by a chauffeur-driven Mercedes and transferred to Birmingham’s five-star Hyatt hotel where he stayed in the Presidential Suite and […]

Luxurious things to do on the French Riviera

The Cote  d’Azur, or the French Riviera, is located on the Mediterranean coast of France, extending from Nice to Cannes. Boasting glamorous appeal, it has served (and continues to serve) as a popular destination and holiday home for celebrities and the who’s who from the world of art, literature, politics, and music, including the likes of […]

Arrive refreshed - making the most strenuous journey look effortlessly easy

Arrive refreshed – making the most strenuous journey look effortlessly easy

When the latest rock star lands at Heathrow there’s little talk of jet lag, no signs of a struggle with the bags and no hint of them having to remove almost all of their clothing just to be able to get through the airport scanners. They’re ‘papped’ looking uber-glamorous, sporting the latest Jimmy Choos (no […]

Zuckerberg criticised for not tipping at restaurant in Rome

Zuckerberg criticised for not tipping at restaurant in Rome

It’s not been the best couple of weeks for Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. On paper, he’s lost $4.7 billion in just 11 days and, in doing so, fallen off Bloomberg’s Billionaire Index which measures the 40 wealthiest people in the world.  (He was, briefly, at 29th in that list.)  That said, I shouldn’t think he’s […]

Virgin on the ridiculous: is this REALLY what we want from our airlines these days?!

Virgin on the ridiculous: is this REALLY what we want from our airlines these days?!

On selected flights during May, Upper Class fliers with Virgin Atlantic will be ‘treated’ to a new in-flight innovation.  More comfortable seats, free WiFi, a new menu or maybe improved cabin staff, you might wonder?  Think again. No… their great idea – which has reportedly been the culmination of the efforts of four designers working […]

Top celebrity hangouts during the Cannes Film Festival

Top celebrity hangouts during the Cannes Film Festival

The annual Cannes Film Festival transforms this charming town in the French Riviera into a bustling hotspot filled with excitement as the biggest celebrities in Hollywood and worldwide come together to celebrate cinema. From local nightclubs, resorts and hotels, luxury Cannes Film Festival accommodation options see a sudden urge every year. Here are some top […]