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‘Volante’ began in our first issue on October 20, 1997. Here are some selected articles from Lucire’s history, with the earliest article on this page dating from 1998. Listing is in approximate reverse chronological order and separated into regions.

 

 

 

Omnibus features

 

Off to London, Lisbon, Livorno, Lille, Lahore
Travel editor Stanley Moss updates us on his wanderings, brought to you by the letter L
photographed by the author

 

From Jodhpur to Firenze, via Lisboa and Puglia
Travel editor Stanley Moss finally gets to Jodhpur, and files reports from Lisboa, Puglia and Firenze
photographed by the author

 

Lucire’s summer luxury travel special
There’s luxury—and then there’s luxury. Travel editor Stanley Moss has Lucire’s most comprehensive luxury travel guide, with our picks in three locations:
Skirting the upper atmosphere in Firenze
Undiscovered Rajasthan destinations
Four small Paris hotels
photographed by the author

 

Seoul searching: the World Cup cities
Lucire visits Seoul and Paris, the current and former host capitals of soccer’s World Cup, and concludes both are worthwhile destinations for the summer 2002 traveller by Jack Yan
photographed by the author

 

 

Europe

 

A trio of Parisian delights
Hello from the City of Lights, where the brutal cold of February has finally subsided, giving way to mild days which allow the beloved pastime the French call balader, to stroll. Perfect weather for Stanley Moss to write you a love letter
photographed by the author

 

The golden road to the Emerald (Isle) City
Elyse Glickman explores Dublin, Ireland and neighbouring County Kildare, finding a gold mine of delights that harmoniously unite tradition and transition
photographed by the author

 

Out of this world
A Lucire exclusive Summer 2012 presents a far better option than contemplating a space flight: Sailing the Web’s luxury yachting itineraries provide a sense of exclusive excess, writes Stanley Moss

 

A new Parisian island of light and texture
Stanley Moss finds 7Eiffel, a Left Bank hotel that delights in its use of light and texture, enriching visitors through experience, design and excellent service
photographed by the author

 

Engaging in the eleventh
The Hôtel Marais Bastille is an affordable, and charming family-owned establishment in the 11th arrondissement in Paris. Stanley Moss samples it
photographed by the author

 

A Tuscan sanctuary
Toscana, the place everyone wants to visit and buy a villa. It is not easy renovating anything in Toscana—it is far better to stay at Borgo Santo Pietro. It is home away from home but with a lot more pampering, reports Anita Talbert

 

On a journey: unlocking Louis Vuitton’s treasures
Lola Saab interviews Rose-Marie Mousseaux, heritage curator for the Musée Carnavalet’s exhibition, Voyage en Capitale: Louis Vuitton et Paris
photographed by Patrick Galabert

 

Little spots of colour
Lola Saab finds that pastry chefs are innovating in Paris, and speaks with macaroon specialist Jonathan Blot of Acide Macaron

 

Trekking in the Navarre
Stanley Moss heads to Navarra, finding everything from its stunning mediæval sites to the fin du siècle spectacle of the Guggenheim in Bilbao
photographed by the author

 

Rich in its memories
Stanley Moss takes in St Leonards-on-Sea, a charming seaside hamlet in East Sussex rich in history
photographed by the author

 

Visiting the Bard
The Cobbe Portrait is on display at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust—Stanley Moss pays it a visit
photographed by the author

 

Summer in London
Stanley Moss packs in a lot on his London walkabout, from Asian food to Guy Bourdin

 

Escaping Florence
Stanley Moss says Villa La Vedetta is the perfect antidote to the stresses and strains of bella Firenze
photographed by the author

 

The Florentine insider
Firenze has many secrets—and great buys and places to eat, if you know where to look by Stanley Moss
some photographs by the author

 

Basel dazzle
Though best known as an international meeting place for business executives, there is a fun to be had and elegance to be savoured in this sophisticated “border town” by Elyse Glickman
photographed by the author

 

Inns en route
Stanley Moss samples some of Paris’s inns in one of our most comprehensive guides to the city’s accommodation
Expanded from issue 15 of Lucire

 

Soirées d’exception
The Château de Mirambeau offers more than just great accommodation: this month, it hosts two symphony orchestras by Stanley Moss
photographed by the author

 

Winner a whiner, dinner a winner
A recent review of the Brunello Ristorante by Michael Winner has Stanley Moss puzzled as to which parallel universe the former film director resides in

 

Studying the classics in Italy
Stanley Moss checks out three of the Baglioni Group’s luxury properties in Italy, discovering the best places to stay in Milano, Venezia and Firenze
photographed by the author
Expanded from issue 22 of Lucire

 

Dutch on the fly
You cannot go around the world in a day, but you can get a taste of it with a stopover in Amsterdam by Elyse Glickman
photographed by the author
Expanded from issue 23 of Lucire

 

Champagne wishes
Jack Yan arrives at the Royal Champagne for a start of a romantic week in Marne, sampling the region’s bubbly in Part Two of our travel special
photographed by the author
Excerpted from issue 22 of Lucire

 

The culinary traveller
Stanley Moss heads to Normandie, with an insider’s tip to one of the best properties in the region
photographed by the author and courtesy Château d’Audrieu

 

Road to Champagne
Jack Yan arrives in Paris for a romantic holiday and heads out to Champagne, in Part One of our two-part story on his tour of the region
photographed by the author
Excerpted from issue 22 of Lucire

 

Serious stargazing
On February 17, the A-list is expected at the new Brunello Lounge & Restaurant in Roma, writes Stanley Moss
Expanded from issue 22 of Lucire

 

Umbria’s sensory buffet
Like the food that inspired it, Umbria’s food, villages and culture comprise a feast for the senses by Elyse Glickman
photographed by the author
From issue 20 of Lucire

 

An elegant première
Bobby, a film about Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination, premières at Baglioni’s Luna Hotel by Stanley Moss

 

Bilbao’s restoration and renaissance
Bilbao has recently found its soul, with its mixed Spanish and Basque heritages by Elyse Glickman
photographed by the author
from the March 2005 print issue of
Lucire

 

Paying tribute
We get to Normandie, France ahead of the President and the 60th anniversary commemorations of the D-Day landings by Jack Yan
photographed by the author

 

Escape to Umbria
The largely undiscovered Umbria region in Italy is a godsend for those who love village walks, wines and culinary adventures as it becomes “the new Tuscany” by Pameladevi Govinda
photographed by Georgina Crowley and the author

 

Two specials of Verona
The Due Torri Hotel Baglioni celebrates Christmas and New Year with a special for Lucire readers

 

24 hours in Sancerre
We visit one of Sancerre’s most distinguished winemakers, Jean-Paul Labaille, and sample the town’s famous Crottin de Chavignol and wines by Pameladevi Govinda
photographed by Jim Randall

 

Colmar: liberty, equality, artistry
One of the Alsace’s most beautiful towns where art and music play an integral part of its identity—not to mention Colmar’s stunning canals by Jack Yan
photographed by the author

 

Megan Tuffery’s Brussels
It’s a well-kept secret within Europe, but Belgium creates more than its share of fashion designers. We experience the Brussels that inspires designer Megan Tuffery by Jack Yan
photographed by the author

 

Finding tranquillity
Avoiding the tourist traps between Monaco and St Raphaël, Lucire ventures to find the perfect mixture of tranquillity and cosmopolitanism by Jack Yan
photographed by the author

 

Amicalement votre
The Côté d’Azur can be persuasive: Lucire takes in the French Riviera, with places to relax in Nice, Monaco and the perfume capital of the world, Eze by Jack Yan
photographed by the author

 

The A road to Portovenere
As it celebrates its Saint’s day, we take the scenic route to Portovenere, the “sixth town” in Cinque Terre with memorable cuisine and a fresh seaside scent by Jack Yan
photographed by the author

 

Earth from above
Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s photographs arrive in Stockholm and Oslo and remind us of our obligation to our fellow world citizens by Jack Yan
photographs of the exhibition in Stockholm by the author

 

Hot spots
Korcula and the beautiful Dalmatian coastline are a relaxing world away from the troubles of neighbouring regions by Fiona Scott
photographed by the author

 

La dolce vita
The beauty of Roma is not just in the art; it's also in the food and wine by Fiona Scott
photographed by the author

 

 

Africa

 

South Africa: game on!
A year after the World Cup, the “new” South Africa is more alive and kicking than ever—an enduring testament to Nelson Mandela and other courageous souls who made it possible, observes Elyse Glickman
photographed by the author and Paul J. Coffin

 

 

Asia

 

Tokyo rising
Vibrant culture, history, cuisine and unflagging hospitality make Japan’s capital a luxury destination that endures the elements and stirs the senses, writes Elyse Glickman
photographed by the author and courtesy the Shangri-La Tokyo

 

Thailand special
Elyse Glickman takes in two very sides of Thailand
Part 1, Bangkok has you now: the Thai capital surprises with luxury shopping, bargain hunting, spicy food and cultural offerings
Part 2, Thais that bind: roads less travelled lead to unexpected discoveries, including the wellness-driven resort Chiva Som

 

A perfect haven away from home
Janejit Sooksombatisatian rates the Twinpalms Phuket resort as one of the world’s finest, an unforgettable experience with a dose of professionalism at every turn photographed by Tanya Sooksombatisatian and courtesy Twinpalms
from issue 28 of
Lucire

 

Back to Israel-ity
Between its timeless history and innovative food, fashion and technology, what makes a trip to Israel epic goes beyond traditional expectations, by Elyse Glickman

 

Letter from Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka remains one of the unspoiled destinations in south Asia. Stanley Moss takes in the island paradise as it shares its rich history with the twenty-first century
photographed by the author and courtesy Aman Resorts

 

From Jodhpur to Firenze, via Lisboa and Puglia
Travel editor Stanley Moss finally gets to Jodhpur, and files reports from Lisboa, Puglia and Firenze
photographed by the author

 

Oh, Kolkata! We never knew you
There is more to Kolkata than its British colonial history and Mother Teresa’s rich legacy would suggest, say Elyse Glickman and Leyla Messian

 

Fantasy island
Known as Asia’s ‘beautiful island’, Taiwan offers travellers green vistas, astonishing architecture, progressive-thinking luxury hotels and multi-faceted perspective on Chinese culture. Elyse Glickman visits
photographed by the author

 

Luxe for life
From the streets of Seoul to the laid-back elegance of Jeju-Do to beachy Busan, Korea’s passion for global fashion is a reality in everyday life, writes Elyse Glickman
photographed by the author

 

In praise of Devi Garh
Stanley Moss is taken away from the daily grind, transported to the alternative reality that is Devi Garh in Rajasthan
photographed by the author

 

The heart of New Delhi
Aman New Delhi takes the Aman brand’s reputation for excellence and puts it in to a distinctively Indian, urban setting by Stanley Moss
photographed by the author

 

Macau’s moment
Conceived by big business as the "Asian Vegas", Macau comes into its own, but with its heart and soul intact by Elyse Glickman
photographed by the author

 

Luxury getaways in India
Stanley Moss ventures to northern India and identifies four of the best resorts in the region, for everything from ecology to the ultimate spa experiences

 

Shanti, a home with soul
Stanley Moss finds Shanti Home a genuine experience, where he can feel the soul of India
photographed by the author

 

Multiple energies in Mumbai
The Four Seasons has assembled some of its top staff in Mumbai, delivering everything one expects from the top hotel brand in a new property by Stanley Moss
photographed by the author or courtesy of the Four Seasons Mumbai

 

To the Manor, reborn
Stanley Moss, in India for an unexpectedly long holiday, finds solace at New Delhi's boutique hotel, the Manor
photographed by the author

 

Brunei by light
John Bowie travels to Brunei as it prepares for the Sultan’s birthday and finds it a charming and clean spot in Asia, with a hint of the Arabian
photographed by the author

 

Getting to know you
Lucire at Asia’s best luxury hotel, the Regent Bangkok—a haven in the Thai heat with a concierge’s database that includes astrologers and amenities that are “the business” in the city by Jack Yan

 

Thai excursion
Lucire’s Fiona Scott trades office and computer for backpack and bahts by Fiona Scott
photographed by the author

 

 

Americas

 

Healing waters, soothing vistas
Stanley Moss visits the Hacienda Hot Springs Inn, finding tranquillity in its thermal spas, a mere two hours from Los Angeles
photographed by the author

 

Babalú Miami: a new spin on luxury kiosk retail
Anita Talbert heads to Miami Beach, where Babalú has become the first port of call for many visitors. No wonder, with its seemingly endless range of funky and fashionable products

 

Curaçao: on a higher plane
All Caribbean islands offer diving, luxury resorts and deeply discounted diamonds and designer labels. Curaçao’s rich, multicultural history, meanwhile, carries the tropical retreat experience to a higher plane, writes Elyse Glickman
photographed by the author

 

The reinvention of San Francisco
This big little city still holds its own as a destination with sophistication and several unexpected and affordable surprises, writes Elyse Glickman
photographed by the author

 

Town and country
Looking for a holiday boasting good things from the good Earth? Look no further than Buenos Aires, Argentina’s sexy urban hub, and Mendoza, sublime centre of culinary bliss by Elyse Glickman
photographed by the author

 

They know what’s good for you!
The women of the Pinnacle give the “fitness boot camp” concept a swift kick with a stylish and educational Palm Springs fitness weekend by Elyse Glickman

 

A taste of Chicago, 2010-style
Elyse Glickman finds Chicago very much a food lovers’ paradise, with sumptuous steaks and deep-dish pizzas
photographed by the author, Jess Smith, Jeff Kauck and Doug Fogelson

 

Cheeky in Palm Springs
Stanley Moss checks out the newly opened Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs, Calif., and finds that it’s spot on for the modern traveller who doesn’t mind a bit of irreverence
photographed by the author

 

Nature prevails
Custo Barcelona will go beyond its fashion design roots with the interiors at Capricho, a Cancun resort. Kamitha Sloan gives a preview

 

City deep, mountain high
This Canadian heartland city boasts a wealth of hip restaurants, chic boutiques, history and culture as rich as its oilfields and as hearty as its cattle industry
by Elyse Glickman
photographed by the author

 

Plus ça change
This year is a great time to rediscover Québec City on its 400th anniversary and experience its move into the 21st century, writes Elyse Glickman
photographed by the author
Expanded from issue 26 of Lucire

 

California dreaming
You can hit the great outdoors for biking and hiking, kick it up a notch on the culinary and cultural front, or simply kick back in a seaside city—look no further than San Diego. It's the southern California dream worth living by Karen Loftus

 

You’ve got to eat it to save it
If you've got a cultural, creative and culinary appetite or a passionate thirst for intrigue and history, then pull up a chair, grab a plate and take a big ol' bite out of New Orleans by Karen Loftus
photographed by the author and Elyse Glickman

 

¡Cena spectacular!
Stanley Moss visits a Spanish-themed eatery in the ever-popular Northeast district of Portland, Or., Toro Bravo, helmed by one of the city’s most memorable chefs
photographed by the author

 

Five days in Manhattan
Douglas Rimington spends five days in New York, finding his preconceptions shattered
photographed by the author
Expanded from issue 21 of Lucire

 

For the wine lovers
CordeValle might not be in Napa or Sonoma, but it is a well kept secret for romantic wine-lovers by Elyse Glickman
photographed by the author
Expanded from issue 21 of Lucire

 

Green party
Meadowood brings old-school Napa food and wine culture together with a touch of the Hamptons, write Elyse Glickman and Sandi Margolis
photographed by the authors
From issue 20 of Lucire

 

Shining a Beacon
The Beacon Hotel in Miami is a treat-the place to be as we checked out the city's trendiest scene

 

Shopping, New England style
Finding true New England style in Newburyport, Mass., with the most stylish boutiques in the city by Alicia Le Blanc
photographed by the author

 

FYI: NY
People venture to New York for the lifestyle. But what's truly in and not overly touristy? by Pamela Carpio and Joanna Black
photographed by Henry Hargreaves
from the April 2005 print issue of
Lucire

 

California living
The Avalon Hotel in Beverly Hills shatters stereotypes about Americana: it is welcoming, elegant and restrained by Jack Yan
photographed by the author

 

The spirit of Bacardi
The home of Bacardi since the Cuban Revolution, Puerto Rico offers the home of Bacardi and the sights of Cataneo and Old San Juan by Pameladevi Govinda

 

The first XV
Fourth anniversary special Flying in to Boston after 15 hours on a plane, the Fifteen Beacon is a godsend, while the very Bostonian and chic area around Beacon Hill helps keep a traveller’s balance by Jack Yan
photographed by the author

 

It will be forever
Third anniversary special The Napa Valley is the closest California has to utopia by Jack Yan
photographed by the author

 

 

Australia and New Zealand

 

A state of contrast
Victoria state, Australia, is a contrast between the vibrant metropolitan city of Melbourne and its surrounding countryside and spas only found a few short hours away, writes Samantha Hannah

 

Springing to life
Petone’s Jackson Street is filled with historical, arty and unique shops, where mall is a four-letter word
photographed by Douglas Rimington/www.detunephotography.com
Expanded from issue 27 of Lucire

 

Capital dining
Jack Yan, who entertains visitors to Lucire's HQ in Wellington, New Zealand, summarizes his favourite places for dining

 

Plane to see
There are now three airlines wanting New Zealand travellers’ money, with Pacific Blue having launched. Which is best? Jack Yan flies all three

 

Investigating Tara Moss
During an exclusive guided tour of Sydney, author Tara Moss creates an intriguing atmosphere, reveals some interesting aspects of her character and leaves other things to the imagination by Elyse Glickman
Expanded from issue 24 of Lucire

 

Band camp goes to Queenstown
42 Below’s Cocktail World Cup shows New Zealand in a great light, as Karen Loftus recalls the 2006 competition
photographed by the author
Expanded from issue 22 of Lucire

 

Splendid isolation
Blanket Bay in the Otago region is rumoured to be a celebrity getaway. Jack Yan sees a five-star boutique resort
photographed by Douglas Rimington
From issue 16 of Lucire

 

The wild west
New Zealand’s west coast, with its stunning Pancake Rocks, is a destination for the adventurer by Jo Donnelly
photographed by the author and courtesy Hydrangea Cottages

 

The good, the bad and the pretty
In Nelson, New Zealand, sampling the happening restaurants and playing tourist in a town known for being a holidaying destination-but not everything is up to international standards by Jack Yan
photographed by the author and Rachel McRae

 

Down south where I am free
We take in Dunedin and rediscover where the real, fair dinkum New Zealand attitude resides by Jack Yan
photographed by the author

 

Dressed in Jag
Steve McNulty's Classic Jaguar Limousines’ service is the most stylish way to travel the southern part of New Zealand by Jack Yan
photographed by the author

 

 

Oceania

 

Lucire 2012 | The global fashion magazineFiji: just like the movies, only better
The multicultural archipelago nation, incorporating the real-life Blue Lagoon, is as surprising as it is romantic by Elyse Glickman

 

Fiji fiesta
Lucire goes in search of sea, sand and serenity on the island paradise of Fiji by Fiona Scott and Joanne Smith
photographed by Fiona Scott

 

 

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