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The global fashion magazine September 27, 2022 

Airelles Château de Versailles, Le Grand Contrôle: vivre comme le roi

June 6, 2021/23.24

Rénée Kemps This week, in an eagerly awaited launch, Airelle’s seventh property, Airelles Château de Versailles, Le Grand Contrôle opened outside Paris. The first hotel to operate within the grounds of the Château de Versailles, it’s situated in a building constructed by Louis XIV’s favourite architect, Jules Hardouin-Mansart, in 1681. Guests have access to the […]

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Richter immersion with Baur au Lac Zürich

April 29, 2021/1.31

This summer there will be no better place than Zürich to view over 140 works of art by Gerhard Richter, widely considered to be one of Germany’s most important contemporary visual artists. Many works have not been seen in public for decades. An exhibition at the Kunsthaus Zürich focuses on a genre central to his […]

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Rachel Hunter headlines NZ Spirit Festival with exclusive workshop

April 12, 2021/23.26

With the announcement of a “travel bubble” between Australia and New Zealand, the New Zealand Spirit Festival at the Kumeu Showgrounds has reported a surge of Australians booking to come to the wellness event, to be held April 22 to 25. Model, TV host and yoga practitioner Rachel Hunter headlines the event with a workshop […]

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Dreaming of Saint-Tropez and Sardegna

February 28, 2021/17.30

Above, from top: Airelle’s newly-renovated 103-room Château de la Messardière overlooks San Tropez from a wooded hilltop. The inside swimming pool at the spa. The outside terrace. Like our faithful readers, Lucire’s luxury travel writers look forward to the imminent relaxation of COVID-19 travel restrictions as the warm summer months approach. It’s been a long […]

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A fantasy returns in Lisboa

August 29, 2020/12.27

Lisbon Heritage Hotels As soon as the moment allows, get thee to Lisboa. The Mansarda Room no. 21 at the Solar do Castelo, one of the most romantic and fanciful lodgings available on planet Earth, is back on line and available. A lofty wood-beamed nest situated next to the Castelo de São Jorge, it presides […]

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With time and space to rediscover

July 29, 2020/13.48

Paula Sweet Above, from top: Chef Massimo Livan, pictured in the Canova Restaurant, showing pasta with tuna and tomato chunks, black olives, served over capellini noodles. Chef Livan’s tribute to the best of the lagoon, top to bottom, clockwise: shrimp, seppa with polenta, shrimp and tomato tartar, langoustine, sarde in sardo, baccala. Baglioni’s Gianmatteo Zampieri, […]

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Letter from Venezia, July 2020

July 15, 2020/12.49

Stanley Moss The experienced traveller returning today will discover the Venice of 40 years ago.    It is amazing, starting with uncrowded passageways, the ability to navigate the streets to admire the architecture, and it’s quiet. The droves of Asian visitors have disappeared, nor does one find Americans. Mainly we encounter German tourists, a few […]

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Hoshinoya smartphone app monitors onsen crowd size

July 1, 2020/10.59

Karuizawa, one of the 15 resorts where the new app is first deployed In response to the coronavirus, Hoshinoya Resorts has rolled out a new smartphone app at 15 properties, which monitors the size of crowds at their popular onsen, public hot springs.    Onsen, which is one of the highlights of going to a […]

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