Bill Gates has reportedly purchased a £500m environmentally-friendly superyacht. The billionaire is the first to commission the luxury vessel, which is powered by liquid hydrogen and therefore would emit only water, and not carbon. The
Ever wondered where the world's priciest home is? The answer is Antilia in Mumbai, a property of 400,000 square metres spread over 27 floors. Home to Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani and his family, Antilia's £2 billion price tag makes
Forget ‘transitional’ – it feels like we’ve gone from sundresses and sandals to boots and coats in ten seconds flat. At least with jewellery, what worked in the heat can also work in the cold with a few minor tweaks. Herewith, the jewellery trends you need to know for the new season.
Pink crab apple blossom rustles in the early evening breeze, the catwalk is rose-tinted and frou frou poufs fill the elegant courtyard of Palazzo Versace. The only improvement on this vision of Italianate-chic-meets-Barbara-Cartland campery could be a coral-hued Campari Spritz in one's hand.
In the teeth of the UK’s temperamental weather, it might seem a tad early to be recognising one of the key summer trends, but the arrival of the blouson into even the most risk-averse male wardrobe is a multi-layered moment, both figuratively and practically.
This Friday’s opening of Vessel, a maze-like ‘park’ at the nucleus of the Hudson Yards development, is spring’s hottest ticket. Thomas Heatherwick’s design rivals the High Line for Manhattan promenading, and while it may not feel cool to climb the 2,500 stairs (154 flights!) around its 80 landings in NYC’s summer heat, the waiting list is long.
Next week, the largest Dior retrospective ever mounted in Britain opens in London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. 'Dior, Designer of Dreams' is set to be a cultural highlight of 2019. Pity Dior’s incumbent designer, Maria Grazia Chiuri, who has to compete with the shock and awe of Dior’s 1947 New Look and make current Dior seem equally as exciting and glamorous.
Fashion decries formulae, but there is no getting away from the fact that right now menswear is marching to a particularly strident beat, laid down by a phalanx of designers, some of whom have themselves been on manoeuvres (Kim Jones replacing the Berluti-bound Kris van Assche at Dior, his seat at Louis Vuitton filled by Virgil Abloh), in what was a busy 2018 for the LVMH corporate carousel.
Louis Vuitton's parent company LVMH bagged itself a deal on Friday, buying the global hotel group Belmond for $2.6bn.
Pippa Middleton's wedding has been dubbed the 'society event of the year', and all eyes are on the Duchess of Cambridge's younger sister as she weds wealthy financier James Matthews at St Mark's Church in Englefield.
There aren’t many male models with a career spanning 30 years, and only one who can boast the title of “the world’s first male supermodel”. But John Pearson, chiselled, lean and dazzlingly blue-eyed at 51, has always stood out. He got his break when he was spotted working in a denim shop in his native Sheffield in the early 1980s, before going on to define male beauty in the 1990s, posing for Peter Lindbergh and starring alongside Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford in George Michael’s Freedom! video. ...
For most travellers, boarding a plane and turning left is the stuff of dreams. Flying First Class involves flat beds, top-notch service and more space than you can shake a stick at. Apart from the sky-high price tag, what’s not to like? But there’s much more to it than that. From PJs that will hydrate your skin, to chairs that will ease aching muscles, there are some more unusual benefits to forking out for First. Here’s why everyone should pay to fly First Class at least once in their lives.Weekend escapes for under £100Prepare to be amazed by the world’s best boutique hotels
New Year, new you… new hotel openings. 2017 will see many new hotels and resorts open their doors to guests. From luxury safari tents in Sri Lanka to slick city boltholes in London and New York, these are the hottest new hotels we'll want to be checking in to this year.14 of the best detox breaks The most ridiculously expensive hotels in the UK – but are they worth it?
TV personality and fashion model Gigi Hadid sported these shiny, metallic nails when attending the Met Gala in May, which set her back just over £1,500. Kylie Jenner’s Cartier bracelet is so lovely that we learned she literally couldn’t take it off her wrist.
Bali possesses a gentle and calming virtue of life, a long contrast I was use to from the fast-paced reality of the city back in the UK. The humble and up-beat locals we met throughout our journey in Bali is one of the most treasured memories of my travels.
Escape this summer to the Balearic Islands of Ibiza and experience the hedonistic vibes that the the newly refurbished Sol Beach House has to offer. The 4 * hotel, formerly Sol Pinet Playa, has had a revamp which boasts an impressive pool overlooking the fine stretch of sandy beaches. In the evenings watch the tranquil sunset whilst chilling out to the resident DJ, in the contemporary surroundings which host daily pool parties and have breathtaking panoramic views.
Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld once said: “Sweatpants are a sign of defeat.” How ironic that years later Lagerfeld would go on to design a whole runway show around them, sending supermodel Cara Delevingne down the catwalk in pink workout-wear.
If some pampering is long overdue, these long and expensive luxury spa treatments might be right up your street. Phase one is an invigorating deep tissue full-body massage that examines the knots in your muscles and looks at how they relate to your life. Finally, the treatment ends with a facial using Lush Cosmetics products that are exclusive to this treatment.
A set of abandoned gun towers from the Second World War are to be transformed into a luxury spa hotel for guests looking for the ultimate in relaxation. The Red Sands forts - situated in the Thames Estuary off the Kent coast - are huge metal gun towers that were installed in 1943 to defend against the German Navy and Luftwaffe. London-based Next Big Thing has published a brochure about The Maunsell in a bid to lure investors and retired businessman and project manager David Cooper, 72, said “there will be no other hotel in the world in such an iconic location as the Thames Estuary and with the history of WW2 behind it”.
If your definition of grunge starts and ends with Kurt Cobain, here’s an actual one, from the dictionary: : a type of loud rock music that was popular especially in the early 1990s; also : the fashions associated with this type of music : heavy dirt Until now, no one would have ever suggested that “the fashion associated with this type of music” includes tiaras. And yet, as YSL live-tweeted their SS16 runway show, sharing previously shot images of the collection and too-cool models (hey what’s up hello Agyness Deyn!), the brand made not one but two mentions of “the grunge tiara.” First, that classic phrase, “to be worn with anything.”
The Space: With tourist visits up five per cent from 2013, Madrid is on everyone’s list of destinations to watch this year. The newly-refurbed Eurobuilding is jumping on this trend, offering modern Iberian décor with multiple bars and restaurants, and a concierge falling over themselves to assist you. The sweet, sweet view (NH Collection Eurobuilding) The Vibe: The building’s signature feature is a complex, ever-changing light display performed by the largest 3D LED display in Europe. Sit on the lobby sofas, face the sky, and watch as a peacock becomes the solar system, then the ocean.