Trips to Tuscany – Forte dei Marmi Tourism [REPORT]

The Definitive Guide to Forte dei Marmi guest post by Mrs W … [Read more...]

Luxe City Guides – Hip & Savvy [REVIEW]

Luxe City Guide to Beijing

I've been using the Luxe City Guides for several years now. They are hip and savvy, full of insider tips, travel intelligence and great suggestions for aesthetes like myself who enjoy the finer things in life. These are an Urban Nomad's best friend. However, they are not for 'Tourists'... but that's why I like them ;) I say this because they don't have glossy photos, maps … [Read more...]

St Barths Diary Part 2 – Car Rental, Hotels, Supplies

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This Travel Intelligence Report comes in 3 parts... Arriving in St Barths Arriving in St. Barths is very exciting. Only small planes are allowed to land on the island and they have to slow their engines, rapidly ascend a mountain peak, then dive-bomb downwards onto a very short landing strip. If they fail to stop in time, they will probably decapitate sun seekers lying on … [Read more...]

Taj Falaknuma Palace – Hyderabad, India

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The Taj Hotels group has obtained a 19-century palace from Hyderabad royalty, who personally oversaw the restoration of this impressive monument. If you still dream of the Raj, here is one way of experiencing it. This colonial, Indian palace - The Taj Falaknuma Palace - offers 60+ rooms of anglophile opulence with European touches, obsequious staff, and, according to the … [Read more...]

The Chatwal Hotel, Manhattan, New York

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The Chatwal is a new boutique, luxury hotel in the heart of Manhattan. $100 million later and the 83,000 sq foot (now, 10-storey), Stanford White-designed building has been restored into a travel destination for the global JetSet. Originally home to America's first professional theatre club, The Lambs, until the 1970's it has finally passed on down to Sant Chatwal - Chairman … [Read more...]

Principe Forte dei Marmi, Italy and Sky Bar [REVIEW]

Principe Forte dei Marmi

Forte dei Marmi is a well-kept secret amongst Italians. It is packed in summertime - primarily by locals - although there are waves of Russians coming in thick and fast. It has all the rustic charm of the region, combined with the Italian seaside. What a great combination. It is well located just a few blocks away from the centre of town and a couple of blocks away from … [Read more...]

Borgo Egnazia – Puglia, Italy

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This is a 49-acre retreat built by the Melipignano family (owners of neighbouring Masseria San Domenico and Masseria Cimino) over the course of 10 years and at a cost of more than $200 million. And it shows! The result is a thoughtful cross between clean (very cream-coloured), minimalist and modern design with Italian heritage style. Currently on offer are three different … [Read more...]

Travel without any luggage – First Luggage Baggage Service

The best luggage for airplane travel in my opinion is no luggage. Suitcase luggage can be a really pain to drag around, especially for large families with babies. Despite their small size, babies require more kit on holiday than a whole platoon on tour. But jetSetting without luggage makes life so much easier. You can sail through security with only carry on bags. First Luggage … [Read more...]

Louis Vuitton Andrei Bag – fits iPad like a glove

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Here's a gift of distinction for the most discerning iPad owner and JetSetter: an LV bag for iPad. The Louis Vuitton Andrei bag comes in Taiga leather and has the perfect dimensions to fit an iPad like a glove (we should know - we have one here in the office and nobody wants to give it up). Designed as a satchel bag (similar to a messenger bag), it has two inner pockets … [Read more...]

Calabrese Rotolo canvas tote bag – rolls up to pack easy

Calabrese Rotolo

The Rotolo canvas Tote, travel bag from Calabrese Cravatte is stylish in that it's easy to pack away, thanks to its roll-up feature. Two clasps from the bottom of the bag can be wrapped around the corners to secure it into a roll-up position when not in use. Fashionable travel gear for the style-conscious. Otherwise, it makes a fashionable beach companion. Try not to … [Read more...]