Life’s a Beach
If you’re looking for the archetypal tropical escape, the Seychelles, the Maldives or even Bodrum might do the trick. But if paradise found is what you’re after, might we suggest Thanda. Situated on Shungi Mbili, a tiny private island off the east coast of Tanzania, this getaway proves there is heavenliness in taking it slow.
Richard Mille's Chantilly Concours
This Concours d’Elegance features rare cars on an idyllic French estate September 3-4, 2016.
In the Hot Seat
For the past 60 years, Vitra has worked with some of the world’s best designers to create groundbreaking, iconic furniture that always moves with the times. With a new gabled brick structure to house their 7,000-plus furniture portfolio, this creative incubator is in better shape than ever.
Everyday Supercar
Continuing in a rarefied lineage of cars that offer blistering speeds and astonishing usability, the new Audi R8 V10 Plus is one of those rare supercars that the right-side of your brain will want you to get, while your left-side actually rationalises the purchase.
Jet Set Go
A renaissance is underway at Gucci as Creative Director Alessandro Michele delves into the past to bring his whimsical vision to life. In this exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the new campaign for pre-fall 2016, we discover a cast of curious and carefree characters who navigate in a world of books, vintage carpets and exotic plants, looking to reconcile the past with the future.
Blonde Ambition
Donatella Versace has confronted death and addiction and come out the other side. Still staying true to the baroque-inspired sexualised and glamorous aesthetic established by her late brother, Gianni, she is staging the ultimate comeback, one that is totally Donatella.
Future Perfect
In the Arab world, conflict and poverty often limits access to schooling. As a result thousands of youths are struggling to get the education they deserve. Meet Maysa Jalbout, the CEO of a billion dollar foundation vying to change all that, one student at a time.
Twin Turbo
The Bentayga is not just a new Bentley, it’s a car the brand is hoping will capitalise on the boom in luxury off-roaders and, as the world’s most expensive SUV, a product with the qualities to elevate its category. So, will it climb new mountains and more importantly, will it resonate with the all-important female customer? Our resident twin reporters had to find out.
My Big Fat Greek Holiday
Forget the economy. Forget the mass of tourists. Forget the beaches. In fact, you can forget about pretty much everything while you’re enjoying the decadent simplicity of authentic Aegean fare. Though its cuisine may be eerily similar to Middle Eastern food, you’d better not ask who did it first.
City Break
As the saying goes, there are three things that matter in property: location, location, location. The new Four Seasons in Dubai, the second to open in the Emirate, fits the bill, as it can be found tucked away in the heart of the financial district.
Bespoke has gone digital
A third edition of an original concours d’élegance will be held in France next w/e.
The Middle East's largest luxury, innovations and technology show will open in November.
Van Cleef & Arpels has announced an association with the Dubai Opera.
The most coveted global hotel awards will be presented from Abu Dhabi this year.
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