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Steinway Unveil 8 New Pianos With The Elbphilharmonie In Hamburg

Steinway & Sons announced the unveiling of eight new pianos in partnership with the Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg’s iconic new concert hall. The limited edition models capture aspects of the ground-breaking design and structure that the landmark has become renowned for.

Sharing the Secret of Hotel La Mirande

Sitting down to write this, I’m ashamed to admit, I feel slightly torn. Because La Mirande is like nowhere else I’ve ever had the good fortune to stay. And a big part of me wants to keep it as my little secret, my little escape, a place almost too good to share.

Top 10 Reasons To Buy The Formex Essence Watch On Kickstarter

You’re looking to buy your first ‘proper’ watch, a timepiece that can take you from work to work-out, casual evening in to serious dinner date out; a watch that can do it all. Your first mechanical watch should be the Essence Automatic Chronometer from Formex Swiss Watches; and here’s why …

Parenthèse Concept Room - A Secret Haven In The Heart Of Toulouse

Sometimes you wonder why on earth a hotel chose its name. Or what they were inspired by. Or who thought of it in the first place. And this is exactly what I put to the manager of Parenthèse Concept Room – a gem of a secret hideaway in the divinely terracotta city of Toulouse.

The Luxurious Life To Be Had In Austria

Set in the province of Salzburgerland are a number of wonderful tranquil lakes so pure that the water is drinkable. I came to Fuschl and her lake called Fuschlsee. From its different angles I sensed the lake’s different character and characters.

Corum Admiral 45 Skeleton Watch

The Corum Admiral 45 Skeleton watch divides opinion, the quality of the movement is there for all to see but the design is more challenging for the more conservative watch collector. This piece has gumption, it is daring both in its architectural overtones, its use of materials and colours.

Slovenia; A Softer Cultural Experience

Some of the greatest pleasures in travelling can be found in the smallest places, they are frequently neither crowded nor spoilt by tacky shops and too many eateries.  Many have retained their integrity where tourists fit into the local culture rather than tourists dominating at every turn.

First Look At New Lexus Ly 650 Luxury Yacht

The new 65-foot Lexus yacht joins the LS saloon and LC coupé as the third Lexus flagship. Lexus LY 650 is the first production maritime expression of Lexus design language, L-finesse.

Top Five Whiskies To Buy Now For Connoisseurs

A selection of fine whiskies from around the world to buy now. Most are not peaty whiskies (apart from the Lagavulin), but more akin to a fine cognac,  easy on the nose and palate, with a soft mellow flavour.

Autumn Hair & Beauty Trends

The last year has been all about women and their underlying strength, which was reflected in the clothes, hair and make-up looks seen on the runways in Paris, London, Milan and New York.

L’Hotel Paris Luxury Review

L’Hotel in the Rue des Beaux Arts on the left bank in Paris is utterly exceptional, the perfect bijou, boutique hotel. We pulled up in the opaque white Ferrari 488 convertible right outside the door, popped the front trunk and handed our bags over to the concierge.

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