Flying onto the rich list: 2018’s most expensive airports

Flying onto the rich list: 2018’s most expensive airports

More of us are travelling by air than ever before — the latest International Air Transport Association (IATA) statistics show a rise in global air passenger demand of 7.6 per cent for 2017 compared to the previous year. And to match this, there’s a natural drive to expand and improve existing hubs or create brand new airports that take the strain from older counterparts. Airport construction is complex, creative and expensive — so here are 2018’s most expensive airports. Terminal 4, Changi International Airport The latest addition to Singapore’s Changi Airport has only been open for a few months — but it’s already won praise for outstanding customer experience. Its Fast and Seamless Travel (FAST) system is making travel super-efficient, with 50 automated bag-drop machines and 65 check-in kiosks. Attractions: new fans claim it’s the world’s most luxurious air terminal — it features an interactive Heritage Zone for history buffs, street food stalls,…

The Dos and Don’ts of a Great Vacation

The Dos and Don’ts of a Great Vacation

If you’re planning on taking a wonderful luxury summer vacation this year, you will need to plan well in advance. Last-minute vacations can be fun, but it is unlikely that you’ll be able to have your pick of the best hotels and flight times, and that can have an impact on the overall vacation. Here are some excellent dos and don’ts to ensure you have the most wonderful vacation and enjoy every second of it. Dress For The Trip If you’re traveling somewhere exotic and hot, it can be tempting to dress ready for your final destination in sandals and shorts. You might even leave your jacket or coat behind. The problem is that your trip might not be quite so warm and you could end up sitting on a plane for six, seven, eight hours (or even longer) in the freezing cold. This is especially true if you are…

Four Unusual Activities to Try in Cincinnati

Four Unusual Activities to Try in Cincinnati

Do you live in Cincinnati, OH or have an upcoming trip planned to the city? Are you looking to step off the beaten track and discover Cincinnati’s more unusual side? Cincinnati is absolutely loaded with activities, sightseeing opportunities, and events throughout the year, but not everyone is happy with the typical touristy things. If that’s the case then you’ll want to read on as we’ve put together a list of the top four unusual activities you can try the next time you are in Cincinnati. For residents, these may be activities you didn’t even know existed in your hometown. The American Sign Museum Here’s a really cool museum that you won’t find anywhere else: the American Sign Museum. Just as you might have guessed, this is a museum filled with signs, which ends up being an incredible sight to take in. The museum is filled with that distinct neon buzz,…

Claude Meylan, Watchmaker and Sculptor of Swiss Heritage

Claude Meylan, Watchmaker and Sculptor of Swiss Heritage

There are hundreds of watchmakers producing their watches in Switzerland. Some brands are for sure more outstanding than others and a few brands have an interesting story to be told. Claude Meylan is a hidden gem in the history of Swiss Watchmaking. Expert in the savvy technique of skeletonisation the Swiss manufacturer will sculpt the Swiss heritage as a leightmotiv to innovate and surprise the watch aficionado. Each year, Claude Meylan crafts its watches in ways that only an artist would care for his precious creations. This year more than never, Swiss heritage is at honor. From Swiss icons to Swiss traditions, Claude Meylan creates an original and endless universe. The Skeleton Watch Art by Claude Meylan A skeleton watch is a mechanical watch, in which all of the moving parts are visible through either the front of the watch, the back of the watch or a small cut outlining…

The Sunday Brunch At Le Mirador? Do Not Go!

The Sunday Brunch At Le Mirador? Do Not Go!

The sunday brunch became more than a habit, it became a art of living. It is one of the best moments in the week, that you decide t spend good time chilling-out and preparing for a new week to start (without thinking too much in it). So generally you look for a great place with great food and that everything seems easy and comfortable. That was definitely not the case last Sunday at Le Mirador close to Vevey in Switzerland. And here is why I would not recommend this place. Before: it was amazing I remember the time that Le mirador was part of the Kempinski hotels administration. Everything was fantastic for the customer. From the first step into the place, the personnel, the quality of decoration, the food, even the hotel itself was a great place to stay. The Spa by Givenchy: one of the best spas in the…

Bring the Luxury of a 5 Star Hotel Bed to Your Own

Bring the Luxury of a 5 Star Hotel Bed to Your Own

Most people who have to travel a lot on business will agree that one of the very few perks of having to stay away from your home often is the luxury of sleeping in a five-star hotel bed. There is just something about those beds that we can’t seem to find in our own, but that can be changed though. It is possible to bring the luxurious comfort of a hotel bed to your own if you just know how, and we are about to tell you. Go All White A hotel bed is not only about how it feels, but also about how it looks and that cloud-like feeling begins with going all white. Aside from being the first step in creating that 5-star hotel bed you want, white pillowcases and bed sheets are also a lot easier to clean, so there’s that added advantage. The Right Sheets The…

Moving to Portugal? Here is where you should live. 

Moving to Portugal? Here is where you should live. 

Portugal became the new El Dorado for luxury travelers but not only. The Lusitania country is now a perfect destination for holidays as well as for living. We hear a lot about international celebrities moving to Portugal and some cities are better than others if you wish to find thr best place to settle. Here is our top places in Portugal if you think moving permanently. They represent hidden gems and you better hurry up if you wish to enjoy the great life there. Why Portugal is a great destination? Probably before telling you where to go in Portugal we should start by answering a very good question: Why Portugal? There are definitely very good reasons, from climate, to cost of living. Let’s start by saying that Portugal is located on the western edge of Europe. This makes Lisbon being in the perfect location for weather. The Portuguese capital is…

6 Luxury Beauty Trends to Watch in 2018

6 Luxury Beauty Trends to Watch in 2018

We all need a bit of pampering now and then. Whether we treat ourselves to a gift to raise our happiness a little, or we go all out on a luxury pampering in order to bring our self-esteem up, it is important to make ourselves feel special sometimes. There’s nothing quite like indulging in a few of the latest and most luxurious home beauty trends. The worlds of beauty and fashion, for both men and women, are a constant stream of new trends and ideas. Most of these will burn out and fade away before anyone really notices their existence. Often, there is a good reason that fads die out, and in some cases, the ones that survive seem to defy all rational explanation. The following trends represent the latest ways that the average fashion-conscious individual can find luxury beauty products without the enormous price tag. Masks and Patches Ever…

How to Plan a Luxury Garden Party for This Summer

How to Plan a Luxury Garden Party for This Summer

When planning a garden party, it is essential that you know the tips and tricks to help add a touch of class and glamour. Ensuring your guests are well catered for will determine the success of your party. Here are the factors you need to consider when planning a luxury garden party. Setting the Tone The first step in the planning stages of your garden party should be what sort of tone and feel you want for the day. Knowing what would suit your garden and your guests is essential for your party to be an overall success. There are numerous factors you need to consider for your garden, such as its size and layout, so you can plan accordingly and host a party that can accommodate your guests whilst being comfortable at the same time. If you do not have enough seating space for all your guests, it is…

The Parmigiani Fleurier Bugatti Type 390

The Parmigiani Fleurier Bugatti Type 390

Probably one of the most outstanding pieces seen during the SIHH is the extraordinary Parmigiani Fleurier Bugatti Type390. This partnership between two amazing brands, has produced outstanding master-pieces for more than a decade. During the SIHH 2018, we were lucky enough to attend to a private presentation of this model, a great moment that allowed us to ask more about this great watch. « Parmigiani Fleurier’s Bugatti collection is a bit like the court jester. It dares to do it all, defies limits and explores the field of possibilities without fearing conventions, or the guillotine. » – Michel Parmigiani The Bugatti Chiron, The Watch Inspiration The partnership between Parmigiani Fleurier and Bugatti takes deep foundations in shared values: the passion, the mastery of technology, the aim of a “jusqu’au-boutisme” approach. The exclusive approach in watchmaking, underline the precision and the extraordinary know-how of the French automotive company. Bugatti has a very precise…

Keeping it Luxury When on the Move

Keeping it Luxury When on the Move

Luxury vacations usually entail finding yourself a 5-star hotel and settling in for opulent relaxation by the pool, on the beach, in chandelier-decorated lounges or sumptuous dining halls. But what if your inner traveller wants to be moving from place to place, taking in a new destination every other day, while remaining in stylish comfort throughout. Perhaps you dream of exploring the stunning Taj Mahal but want to do so in style. Or, maybe you want to discover the ancient pyramids in Egypt but arrive there rested and relaxed. Here are some luxury travelling ideas sourced from world-wide transport options that will make the process of being on the move part and parcel of the delicious luxury holidaying experience. Luxury Trains Across the world, from India to South Africa, train lines are home to some of the most luxurious train carriages imaginable, fitted in an old-fashioned style that’s reminiscent of…

Top tips for hosting your first luxury party

Top tips for hosting your first luxury party

The time may have come for you to host your first party, for either yourself or a friend, and the chances are that you have no idea where to start to make it the most luxurious, magical event possible. Whether you are hosting a get together with friends and family or celebrating a special occasion such as a birthday or engagement, you need to make sure that you set the standard high right from the get-go. So make sure that you send your invitations out in time, choose your guests carefully to get the right mix, make sure that you dress to impress and finally don’t forget the food and décor to ensure you host an amazing event. Send your invites in time No one likes to receive an invite a few days before an event, meaning that they cannot attend. So, when it comes to sending your invites make…

3 Biometric Security Technologies to Help Protect Your Wealth

3 Biometric Security Technologies to Help Protect Your Wealth

Over the past decade, biometric technology has rapidly become a favored tool for digital security. The global market for mobile biometrics is expanding at an explosive compound annual growth rate of 29.3 percent, on track to reach a value of $49.33 billion by 2022. The growth of e-commerce on mobile devices is helping to drive demand for biometric security. Healthcare security is the most popular application, with other important applications including visas and passports, finance and worker access. Here’s a look at some of the ways that biometric security technology is helping protect financial information and other sensitive data. Fingerprint Scans Fingerprint recognition is the most popular form of biometric authentication in use today. Leading smartphone manufacturers such as Apple and Samsung include fingerprint scanning as one of their primary biometric authentication options. Fingerprint scanning is the form of biometric authentication most recognized by consumers, which makes it easy for smartphone manufacturers to…

How to introduce bright colors into your wedding scheme

How to introduce bright colors into your wedding scheme

When it comes to planning a wedding, it is incredibly easy to be influenced by the people around you. It is also very common to fall in line with a traditional celebration, rather than exploring your distinctive tastes and interests. In order to prevent this from happening, you will need to push forward with your own plans. Try to think creatively and make as many bold decisions as possible. One way of doing this is by introducing bright colors into your wedding scheme. This is a big move, so it is vital that you get it right. Below are five key areas that you need to focus on. Your wedding invitations If you are determined to introduce bright colors into your wedding scheme, it is important that you do this from the start. Including lots of color in your wedding invitations is a great way for you to let your…

A Guide To Planning A Luxury Vacation With A Difference

A Guide To Planning A Luxury Vacation With A Difference

Every now and again, letting your hair down is necessary. If not, you may find yourself working around the clock and not enjoying the fruits of your labor. It is okay to enjoy some of the finer things in life sometimes such as a luxury holiday after a long working year. Not only can it help renew your love for life, but it is also a great way to relax, see some of the incredible things life has to offer and get some well-needed rest. In this article, you’ll find a few tips on how to plan a luxury vacation with a difference. Research Your Destination The first step to planning a luxury vacation that’s different from any you’ve been on before is to do your research on your dream destination. You should ask questions such as what the weather is like, what the local culture is and where the…