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Article Image - Food for Thought
The Sha Wellness Clinic is a high-end health farm that combines ancient macrobiotic wisdom with advanced medicine, to put you in the perfect place – both in terms of its expertise and the stunning locale – to discipline your body and recharge it at the same time.
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Article Image - Drink Up
In a great twist of fate, our editorial stars aligned this issue for not only is our Aside supplement dedicated to brand extensions but our main travel destination also happens to be one of the most glamorous of them all. Welcome to the Cheval Blanc, the winery that became the LVMH hotel scion.
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Article Image - Aman to That
The world of hotels could easily be categorised as BA (Before Aman) and AA (After Aman). With its pioneering strategy of creating stunning hotels in far-flung locations with limited rooms at high rates – discreetly advertised just by word-of-mouth – Aman resorts have forever changed Hoteldom.
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Article Image - Sail Away
There can surely be no better way to cruise Cambodia and Vietnam than aboard the newly launched Aqua Mekong, a luxury boutique cruise ship that promises to take well-heeled adventurers far from the tourist traps.
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Article Image - Art Attack
Known simply as Room, Sir Antony Gormley’s monumental sculpture is both an interactive artwork and a luxury suite at London’s new Beaumont hotel. It’s a daring undertaking both for the artist, who has never created an enclosed, functional composition with a real living space inside, and the hotel, which is owned by the restaurateurs and first time hoteliers, Corbin & King.
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Article Image - Rare Old Time
Since 1998, the Goodwood Revival has been a brilliant annual extravaganza of motorhead nostalgia. Presented with an invitation to attend the three-day festival, there was no way we could resist the allure of revelling in such a romantic time capsule.
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Article Image - Paradise Found
Just when you thought the Maldives couldn’t get any better, along comes the Velaa Private Island. It may have been named after the sea turtles that have lived here for generations but there’s nothing slow about this place.
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Article Image - Making History
George Gershwin may have written ‘An American in Paris’ while staying at the original incarnation of this hotel in 1928 but fast-forward to today and you’ll find the new Peninsula Paris sings a very different tune – one that will resonate greatly with the world’s most discerning travellers.
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Article Image - High and Mighty
Even if it’s just an hour and a half’s drive from Zurich, or two from Milan, Andermatt used to be somewhere you’d think time had stopped. Not anymore. Egyptian developer Samih Sawiris is turning it into a high-end global village, set to rival Europe’s best ski resorts. And it all began with a Chedi.
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Article Image - It’s a Wild Thing
Almost everyone dreams of an African safari but it’s hard deciding where to go with a vast continent of options. There are the classics in the East, namely Kenya and Tanzania. There’s also the now hipper-than-thou Botswana. But if you’re looking for superlatives then head to South Africa and specifically, the Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge.
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It takes a certain optimism to build a city in the middle of a desert. In fact, Kuwait's rapid urbanisation during the late 1970s represents a landmark in Middle East architecture, as seen in the pages of Modern Architecture of Kuwait, a book by Roberto Fabbri and Ricardo Camancho.
Ralph Masri’s path has been stellar. In just his first year at Central Saint Martins, he won the Swarovski Award. Two years later he became the youngest designer to ever be nominated for a UK Jewellery Award. Then after a stint at Pomellato, he went solo and already Queen Rania, Jessica Alba, and Gigi Hadid are fans.
Henry Dakak Jr. is a designer with a singular vision. His beautifully made creations, whether furniture, functional objects or jewellery, exemplify a judicious mix of modernity and antiquity, and bely a delicate attention to detail.
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