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Claridge's Hotel Unveils London's Most Fashionable Christmas Tree by Dolce & Gabbana

Dec 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

Claridge's, a landmark hotel in London’s posh Mayfair neighborhood whose admirers include Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Nicole Kidman, Kate Moss, Mick Jagger, Madonna and Victoria Beckham, has unveiled what is undoubtedly the world’s most fashionable Christmas tree. Designed by longtime guests and friends of the hotel, the tree was created by Italian fashion icons Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. The luxurious hotel, originally opened in 1812, has made a tradition of inviting its designer devotees to design a Christmas tree each year; past contributors have included Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz and Dior’s John Galliano.

 

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Own a Piece of the Legendary Lanesborough London at Their Auction This December

Nov 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

As the iconic Lanesborough gears up for a refurbishment, it's giving the public a chance to keep a part of its legacy alive by owning a part of the property. From December 9-13, 2013, the hotel will hold an auction with over 3,000 lots featuring period furnishings, artwork and artifacts that have made up the property’s signature 18th century style and sophistication.

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Ashley House Vacation Rental Mixes Country Charm With Modern Amenities

Nov 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Hayley Stovold

Nestled in the beautiful English countryside, Ashley House – a vacation rental – is a great retreat for friends and family looking to escape in the quiet village of Piddletrenthide, above the West Dorset Downs. Rented out courtesy of Sykes Cottages, Ashley House is a five-star residence with many of the same amenities as a small hotel.

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$1M Luxury Apartments in London's Canaletto High-Rise Now Previewing

Oct 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

If it’s to-die-for views you’re after while living in London, Canaletto — the new luxury skyscraper development — could be for you. The 31-story tower on the banks of the Regent’s Canal opened its doors to the public last week, with the marketing suite showcasing the latest in five-star waterside living.

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NYC's House of Kooser Makes Travel Service Personal Again

Oct 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Relationship-building, brand integrity, appreciation for quality, and taking that extra effort to truly understand a client — these are the traits which seem to be disappearing in today's social-media hyper-driven world. From big chains, we expect it, but when boutique properties started to automate their outreach, it caused many a luxury traveler to sigh. 

 

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World's Largest Plane Serves Menus From The Langham, London

Oct 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore  |  1 Comment

It’s hard to squeeze a free bag of peanuts out of a flight attendant these days, let alone be served a gourmet meal. But on British Airways’ new twin-deck A380 aircraft—currently the largest airplane in the world—passengers will be lavished with world-class menus designed by one of London’s most iconic hotels, The Langham.... Read More

Interview: Owners Of Countryside Mansion Discuss Romance, Renovations & Renting

Oct 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Armed with a love of historic buildings, former lawyer Chris Badham and artist Damian Llambias embarked on a project of a lifetime. They ditched their lives in London and bought the magnificent 30-bedroom Huntsham Court, a beautiful Grade II*-listed Victorian mansion located in the heart of the rolling Devon countryside. Recently, we were able to chat with the pair about the purchase, renovations and vision for the manor.... Read More

Top 10 Richest Cities in the World: Is Yours No. 1?

Sep 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If you're reading this from New York City or London, congratulations because your city is incredibly wealthy! MSN recently revealed the top 10 wealthiest cities in the world, basing their findings on Knight Frank's Wealth Report 2013.... Read More

Tidy Minds Gives Women the Tools to Focus on Their Professional Futures

Sep 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Anna Hill is the type of person every woman needs in her life. We’ve been talking for only 45 minutes, and already my mind is focused and my action plan is forming before my eyes. Hill is a fixer, a sorter, a de-clutter(er) who uses her skills and experience to advise women on how to take the next step in their lives. You know, things like: the business idea that will make you millions, the never-ending paperwork that won't go away, getting a new job or even the home that needs to be organized and boxed up before it’s sold.... Read More

Tom Ford RTW Spring 2014: How His Collection Won Us Over

Sep 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien  |  1 Comment

I told myself not to write about Tom Ford’s runway show. He doesn’t need more coverage does he? We already know he’s great. But after seeing his new Spring collection during London Fashion Week, what started as an internal struggle became a full-fledged war.... Read More

Burberry Prorsum RTW Spring 2014: A Candy-Colored Dream Collection

Sep 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Classic, clean and lady-like separates and outerwear were the main focus at Burberry Prorsum yesterday during London Fashion Week. The British fashion house is known for its outerwear, including jackets, coats and trenches, but in a pull away from the slim tailoring and hardware we’ve been seeing from the designer in the last few seasons, this collection shifts into lighter, delicate silhouettes.... Read More

Burberry & Apple iPhone 5s Collaborate for Spring/Summer 2014 Runway Show

Sep 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Inspired by shared values of design and craftsmanship, Burberry is collaborating with Apple to exclusively use the new Apple iPhone 5s to shoot and show photos and video images from this week’s Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2014 runway show... Read More

Christopher Kane RTW Spring 2014: Mixing Science and Fashion Make An Educational Combination

Sep 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Over the weekend Christopher Kane premiered his flower inspired Spring 2014 collection during London Fashion Week. Putting a scientific twist on one of the most common spring trends, his designs were nothing if not innovative, creating a whole new way to wear floral. Dresses and sweatshirts were emblazoned with the word FLOWER, while several pieces were imprinted with full botany diagrams.... Read More

EDITION Hotels and Nowness Introduce Five Films Centered on the Concept of Collaboration

Aug 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The London EDITION, the latest from EDITION Hotels has celebrated its new property by forming a new partnership with the online magazine Nowness.... Read More

Shortlisted Finalists for Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize Announced

Aug 5, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

A shortlist of finalists for the Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize was announced this past July following judging sessions in Los Angeles, London, Geneva, Paris, and Milan.... Read More

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