The global fashion magazine June 17, 2024 

Volante archive


‘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


Chain reaction
Through the course of a year, Stanley Moss came across Accor’s Pullman chain five times in three countries. He discovers that in each city—New Delhi, Marseille, Auckland and Paris—Pullman was united by high standards
Photographed by Paula Sweet


Unforgettable destinations for summer ’17
Stanley Moss travels to Zadar, Croatia, and explores the former Roman port with its ancient artefacts; and he discovers new destinations in Paris, Firenze and Vicenza
Photographed by Paula Sweet


Stanley Moss seeks a proper retreat, without too-trendy eco-adventure add-ons, and finds two unspoiled, isolated destinations in Eilean Shona in Scotland and Biby Gård in Sweden
Photographed by Paula Sweet


Gifts by the sea
Stanley Moss samples some of the freshest food that the sea has to offer, and finds the perfect wines to accompany them, in two very different locations, tied by the heritage of their names: Inverness, California, and Scrabster, Scotland
Photographed by Paula Sweet


A tale of four cities
Stanley Moss has spent the last four months city-hopping, between Firenze, Paris, Venezia and Aix-en-Provence, reporting here on his hotel finds and occasional local colour
Photographed by Paula Sweet


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





Designing from the soul
Interior designer–artist Nini Andrade Silva has transformed a number of establishments on Madeira with her distinctive, unique work. Elyse Glickman speaks to her about it and her approach
Photographed by the author


Santorini’s state of Grace
Indulge in luxury accommodation, fine food, and authentic experiences at the Grace Hotel in Imerovigli, Greece


Lost and found
Madeira, off the coast of Portugal, and in fact closer to Africa than to Europe, is finding its way off the beaten track and into travellers’ hearts, reports Jody Miller
From issue 45 of Lucire


Making Zürich tick
Elyse Glickman indulges in Zürich, a city that bridges present and future, with more than chocolate and museums—its food scene is particularly memorable
Photographed by the author


Cruising for a new generation
Elyse Glickman was there for the christening of AmaWaterways’ new boat, the AmaSiena, and her maiden voyage from Amsterdam to Basel
Photographed by the author
From issue 44 of
Lucire and the January 2022 issue of Lucire KSA


Old masters
Stanley Moss delights in the art, architecture and photography that Paris has to offer
Photographed by the author, Paula Sweet, and courtesy of Marlborough Gallery and Rabouan Moussion
From issue 44 of
Lucire and the December 2021 issue of Lucire KSA


Cruising back into luxury
Elyse Glickman speaks with AmaWaterways’ co-founder Kristin Karst, as she reflects on sailing back into the luxury cruise world and appealing to younger, more active travellers
Photographed by the author and courtesy AmaWaterways


When Greece reopens, head for the islands
Stanley Moss is looking at the top properties to head to once travel restrictions ease, and where better than two destinations in the Greek islands?


Some tangled vines in Georgia
George Rush weathers Georgian hospitality and stumbles into intrigue as he mixes with everyone from a Nobel-nominated poet to Trump-haunted plutocrats
Photographed by the author


Oyster’s your world—to dating
Lawyer and entrepreneur Anishka Prasad has created an ingenious hybrid dating–dining app, Oyster Dates, serving, for starters, the city of London. Jack Yan speaks with her


Beyond the everyday
Travel editor Stanley Moss meets Xavier Bentès, the creator of My Boutique Hotel, which offers travellers a more personalized, curated experience on choosing stylish accommodation around the world
Photographed by Paula Sweet


Letter from Paris, March 2019
From très cool new hotel Flanelles to a must-see exhibition on the legendary Gio Ponti, Stanley Moss heads back to the French capital to experience what’s in
Photographed by Paula Sweet


Delirious Dubrovnik
Stanley Moss finds a gem on the peninsula near Dubrovnik, a discreet, deluxe hotel with first-class food in a personal, authentic setting
Photographed by Paula Sweet


Return to Malta
Stanley Moss returns to Malta after a decade to find much has changed, but there’s still a tranquil safe haven in Mdina’s Xara Palace
Photographed by Paula Sweet


A Silician gazetteer
Stanley Moss has first-hand advice on travelling in Sicilia, with tidbits the more popular guidebooks don’t tell you
Photographed by Paula Sweet


The sensational, sensory, sumptuous seventh
Travelling to Paris, it pays to go off the beaten track, as Stanley Moss goes across the river to the 7th arrondissement, with two recently opened and very chic properties near the Tour Eiffel
Photographed by Paula Sweet


The Mille Miglia: where pageantry reigns
Stanley Moss heads to the start of the 2017 Mille Miglia, where motor racing takes a back seat to the spectator sport of celebrity-spotting
Photographed by Paula Sweet; additional photographs by the author


Return to the Biennale
Stanley Moss returns to the Biennale di Venezia, spending three days at the 2017 event. While many countries excelled, some exhibits left question marks
Photographed by Paula Sweet


Baglioni chronicles
Stanley Moss visits five Italian centres—Firenze, Roma, Milano, Venezia, Punta Ala—bringing a unique insight to each one, with a Baglioni property his home after each adventure
Photographed by Paula Sweet and Donatella Simonetti


Revival on Half Moon Street
With houses dating from 1731, Flemings is a delightful property in Mayfair. Recently refurbished, this luxury, discreet hotel impresses travel editor Stanley Moss
Photographed by Paula Sweet


Letter from the Hebrides
Stanley Moss returns to the Hebrides, Scotland, in search of Harris tweed, while resisting the very real temptation to indulge entire days with its very agreeable food and drink
Photographed by Paula Sweet


Finding the finest in Firenze and Milano
Stanley Moss is impressed with two of Italy’s finest, steeped in history and professionalism: in Firenze, the Hotel Brunelleschi, where ‘No’ does not exist in the property’s vocabulary; and in Milano, the Hotel Baglioni Carlton, with its dependable service and impeccable location
Photographed by Paula Sweet
from issue 36 of


Artistic licence in Paris
Stanley Moss looks at three of Paris’s most fashionable hotels, with themes ranging from Leonardo da Vinci to the plays of Sascha Guitry
Photographed by Paula Sweet
from issue 36 of


Paris’s personal touch
Paris has always been known for its exuberance and classy surroundings, writes Lola Cristall. She shares two of her recent favourites


Letter from Vicenza
Stanley Moss, who calls Vicenza home, strolls around a town that is blissfully left alone by tourists, thriving on its authenticity and fashionable touches
principal photography by Paula Sweet
additional images courtesy Adolfo Courrier
Cento Rasoi photographed by the author


Bordeaux: tradition is always in fashion
While the city of Bordeaux is evolving into a fashionable food and wine destination, its wine country retains time-honoured tradition with style and substance, reports Elyse Glickman
Photographed by the author and Franck Colas


Forty-eight hours in Torino
With only two days to spare in Torino, travel editor Stanley Moss packs in enriching museum visits and fine food
photographed by Paula Sweet


Flag-throwers in Vicenza commemorate Magellan
Stanley Moss gets a welcome surprise on his return to Vicenza, where they are literally flying the flag
Photographed by the author


Berlin for beginners
Elyse Glickman has a short time in which to make the most of Berlin, and manages to get a good taste of the German capital
Photographed by the author


On the scent of black truffles
Stanley Moss goes in search of the elusive black truffle in an unsuspecting French village
photographed by Paula Sweet


Frankfurt: bright lights, medium-sized city
Elyse Glickman heads to Frankfurt, every inch the business town, and manages to duck out for outlet shopping in Wertheim Village, in part two of our German travel series
Photographed by the author and courtesy Wertheim Village


Düsseldorf: ready for Rhine time
Elyse Glickman traces the footsteps of a former colleague, who described Düsseldorf as the ‘Paris’ of the Rhine
Photographed by the author


Natale a Venezia
Venezia returns to its true state, free of its usual swarms of tourists, for Christmas. Stanley Moss looks at how the city transforms for the season
Photographed by the author


The back streets of Verona
Stanley Moss goes beyond the façade of Verona and discovers gems in its back streets
photographed by Paula Sweet


What’s new in the old town of Amsterdam
As the van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum reopen after years of renovation, Elyse Glickman reports Amsterdam lives up to its reputation as one of Europe’s most artistically exciting cities in other ways
Photographed by the author


Living Toscana’s best
Stanley Moss samples the best of Toscana, sampling luxury properties and dining in Firenze, Volterra and San Gimignano
photographed by Paula Sweet


What do you think about that?
Stanley Moss has alternative perspectives on previewing the Biennale di Venezia
photographed by Paula Sweet


Two Parisian hideaways
Stanley Moss looks at two distinctive Parisian hotels on opposite sides of town, with very different characters
Photographs by Paula Sweet and courtesy Hôtel Le A


Two plus sides to Vicenza
Vicenza, in the Veneto, is a hidden jewel that is well worth exploring. Stanley Moss looks at two properties, on opposite ends of the design scale, that are united by personal service
Photographed by Paula Sweet


Lunar landing
Travel editor Stanley Moss heads back to one of our favourites, the Hotel Luna Baglioni in Venezia, to discover that the standards remain high and the service impeccable
photographed by Paula Sweet


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


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





Cruising Zanzibar
The tiny island of Zanzibar, locally known as Unguja, sits 15 miles off the coast of Tanzania, near Dar-Es-Salaam. A semi-autonomous region, it’s renowned for pristine beaches and rich history. Douglas Cruickshank offers this insider’s profile
Main photograph by Rafał Jędrzejek/Unsplash


Should I get my young son a pet rhino?
The Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre is a must-visit for those heading to east Africa, writes Douglas Cruickshank, whose son has fallen for the charms of a rhinoceros there


After the pandemic, luxury travel in Uganda?
Douglas Cruickshank, Kampala-based author of Somehow: Living on Uganda Time, takes readers on Lucire’s first journey to his second home
Photographed by the author


Making excuses on the road in Madagascar
George Rush has had a long-time fascination for Madagascar, finally venturing there to discover the nature and culture of the isolated island nation
Photographed by the author


New meets old in Morocco
In our spring travel series, Stanley Moss looks at locations that successfully blend new and old, with his first stops treasured finds in the Atlas Mountains, Marrakech and Essaouira
Photographed by Paula Sweet


Where variety is always the spice of life
In Marrakech and along its Atlantic coast, Morocco is always in fashion by Elyse Glickman
Photographed by the author


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





Future directions for the one and only Diriyah Gate
Lucire KSA meets the CEO of the Diriyah Gate Development Authority, Jerry Inzerillo, who shares insights into the future plans for the UNESCO historical site. Taha Sakr speaks with him
From the August 2021 issue of Lucire KSA


An Olympic guide to Tokyo
During this summer’s Olympic or Paralympic Games in Tokyo, competition will be fierce not just for event tickets, but also hotel rooms, airline tickets and other things you may take for granted. With careful planning and an open mind, Elyse Glickman reports that taking that leap of faith and heading to Japan this year will give you the best of many worlds—and not just those represented by the athletes competing in the Games in Tokyo
Photographed by the author and courtesy the hotels


Balinese choices, part 2
Stanley Moss heads to Bali for seven weeks, and immerses himself into the local culture. In part two of our series, he looks at five must-stay properties
Photographed by Paula Sweet


Balinese choices, part 1
Stanley Moss heads to Bali for seven weeks, and immerses himself into the local culture. This is the first in a series, beginning with a guide to Bali itself
Photographed by the author and Paula Sweet

From issue 40 of Lucire


Some tangled vines in Georgia
George Rush weathers Georgian hospitality and stumbles into intrigue as he mixes with everyone from a Nobel-nominated poet to Trump-haunted plutocrats
Photographed by the author


More choice in Bali
Stanley Moss adds the Ritz–Carlton Nusa Dua to his list of recommended hotels in Bali
Photographed by Paula Sweet


Errands for the soul
Stanley Moss heads back to Varanasi, then to Amritsar and Dharamshala, where they were granted an audience with HH the Dalai Lama
Photographed by the author; audience photographs by the office of HHDL


Nothing and everything, spiritual India has it all
India is nothing and everything, and so much that leaves appreciating tourists utterly speechless, writes Kip Brook


You can’t hear yourself think in Canggu
Those exotic playgrounds aren’t what you expect when they haven’t coped with growth, with noise pollution the unwelcome consequence, as Stanley Moss discovers in Canggu, Bali
Photographed by Paula Sweet


Anything can happen
Jenny Chang looks at the contrasts that Bangkok has to offer, from temples to nightlife
Photographed by the author


The soul of Seoul
Even with Seoul’s reputation as a glitzy, bustling Asian convention, business and technology hub, exquisite neighbourhoods, eclectic cuisine, cool historical destinations and a serene new hotel reveal it to be a destination with solid leisure appeal, reports Elyse Glickman
Photographed by the author


Shanghai: beauty and the Bund
US west coast editor Elyse Glickman and correspondent Derek J. Poirier compile this handy guide to Shanghai, one of the world’s great urban destinations, balancing high fashion and street chic, luxury and history
Photographed by the authors


Green India
Stanley Moss discovers that ecotourism need not be the ego-driven affair that it has become in some circles. Keeping it pure, he visits Chhatra Sagar, Sarai at Toria and Samode Safari Village in India
Photographed by Paula Sweet
From issue 35 of Lucire


Surviving the Nepal earthquake: a first-hand account
A Lucire exclusive Kayla Newhouse, who was in Kathmandu when the 2015 Nepal earthquake struck, recounts in the first of a two-part story how she was one of the lucky ones, enjoying relative comfort as a foreign survivor and experiencing the kindness of the Nepalese
Photographed by Hilmi Hacaloğlu/Creative Commons


The pornographer and the Palestinian
Stanley Moss gives his impressions of the 2015 ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival
Photographed by the author


Bangkok and beyond
While Bangkok still reigns as one of Asia’s great shopping and cultural cities, Elyse Glickman returns to Thailand to discover there’s more to love, including a variety of cultural treasures that await in the country’s north
Photographed by the author


City of hopeful
Haifa could very well be Israel’s answer to Utopia, with its blend of coexistence, culture, cuisine and ambiance by Elyse Glickman


Beresheet: a desert dream
The year-old five-star luxury resort not only raises the stakes for Negev Desert tourism but also puts visitors with the Israeli south’s past and future by Elyse Glickman


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


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


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



Australia and New Zealand


Travelling back in time: the South Island to ourselves
A silver lining: COVID-19 has made driving through Aotearoa New Zealand pleasurable and easy, as Kip Brook embarks on a tour toward the Otago region
Photographed by the author


Naumi brings its award-winning flair to New Zealand
Now with five properties, Singapore-HQed Naumi injects its flair and luxury into three New Zealand centres


In the shadow of the Remarkables
Offering stunning views of Lake Wakatipu, the Rees Hotel gives five-star luxury for those wanting both short- and long-term stays near Queenstown, writes Stanley Moss
Photographed by Paula Sweet


The gold standard
Eichardt’s Private Hotel impresses Stanley Moss as a prestigious and well appointed place to stay in the heart of Queenstown, New Zealand’s downtown
Photographed by Paula Sweet


Finding every landscape
Some tourists might choose New Zealand to get away from it all, but New Zealanders go one step further, to Rēkohu in the Chatham Islands, explains Jack Yan
Photographed by Simon Watts and the author


Unexpected journeys
MG’s new SUV, the GS, proved the perfect companion as Jack Yan and Amanda Satterthwaite head to Otago and Southland, with an unexpected detour early in their trip
Photographed by the authors


Homes away from home
Jack Yan and Amanda Satterthwaite with part two of their South Island journey, as they settle in to Wanaka, their base for the next five days, before venturing along the west coast, via Franz Josef Glacier, to get home
Photographed by the authors


Silversea’s platinum service
Silversea Cruises spotted a market for ultra-luxury cruising in the mid-1990s. Jack Yan and Amanda Satterthwaite become converts to the idea as they head on board the Silver Whisper
Photographed by the authors and courtesy Silversea


Heading into ‘the real New Zealand’
Jack Yan and Amanda Satterthwaite pack their bags for a road trip of New Zealand’s South Island. In Part One, they depart from Wellington for Picton and head to Wanaka, going via Kaikoura. Tough roads lay ahead but they were more than rewarded by the landscape
Photographed by the authors


Church Road does Tom McDonald proud again
Church Road’s 2013 Tom vintages, named for the late wine pioneer Tom McDonald, are the best the winery has ever produced, says Jack Yan, who samples them at the luxury Wharekauhau Lodge in Wairarapa, New Zealand
Tasting photographs by Carmen Bird, other photographs by the author


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/
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





Tahitian treasures
Jack Yan and Amanda Satterthwaite travel to Tahiti for a summer getaway, relishing the culture of Papeete and beauty of Bora-Bora, while Taha’a—especially the private island resort of Le Taha’a—was a true luxury escape from the pressures of everyday life
Photographed by the authors
From issue 38 of


Under the spell of the Solomon Islands
The Solomon Islands make for the perfect honeymoon escape, as Alex Barrow discovers
Photographed by the author


Earthy luxury in French Polynesia
From Bora Bora’s posh, polished pearl boutiques to Tahiti’s urban beach scene to the rough-hewn elegance of resorts on her other islands, there’s something for every taste
by Elyse Glickman
Photographed by the author


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


Exotic flavours of Bali
The Four Seasons Bali offers guests a chance to really experience Balinese cuisine through innovative cooking classes held by leading resort chefs


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





At the pinnacle
In the second of our two-part story on fine food on the US east coast, Lola Cristall reaches for the sky in Manhattan, and has a comfortable, down-to-earth experience in Boston (and several points in between)
Photographed by Charissa Fay, Eva Sakellarides, and Brian Samuels Photography


New York’s most elegant
In a two-part series on fine food on the US east coast, Lola Cristall begins by sampling three of New York’s finest and most elegant establishments


In an Ivy league of its own
Glen Ivy Hot Springs Spa is perfectly suited to those seeking a thorough wellness solution, including California’s only therapeutic red clay mineral bath, reports Elyse Glickman


Up in the clouds at Hotel Belmar
Costa Rica’s original eco-resort has been welcoming those who want a taste of nature for 35 years
Photographed by Andres Garcia Lachner


Live (again) from Austin
In the interest of documenting the intersection of fashion and entertainment, Lucire dispatched regular correspondent George Rush to scope out the sounds and fashionable signals at SXSW, delivered with a drawl in Austin, a hot, jumping and visually stimulating city
Photographed by the author
From issue 45 of


Historically delicious
Boston and Plymouth have history and tradition. Blend that with fine dining, and the results are spectacular, writes Lola Cristall


Boutique sophistication, Connecticut-style
The Delamar West Hartford offers luxury boutique comfort, for both travellers and long-term stays, while its Artisan restaurant and spa take the hotel’s sophistication to even greater heights, writes Lola Cristall


A fresh bite into New England
Massachusetts is richer with the farm-to-table experiences of Woods Hill Farm restaurants in Boston and Concord, writes Lola Cristall


Rock of ages: Andaz West Hollywood keeps the beat alive in luxury
Hollywood has heritage, one that others might envy, as Jody Miller looks at the Andaz West Hollywood and its connections to 1960s glamour and rock-and-roll legends


A standing ovation to culinary creativity
Lola Cristall enjoys an exquisite culinary adventure at Gabriel Kreuther’s restaurant in New York
Photographed by Todd Coleman Photography


A hop, sip and a jump
Jody Miller traverses California’s Sonoma and Livermore wine regions


Bites of elegance in Massachusetts
Lola Cristall samples some of Massachusetts’ supreme spots for epicureans


Gastro Garage: passing the torched
Adam Manacker and Stewart Levine rev up their one-of-a-kind “dinner and a show” concept for diners looking to get out and explore something new after a subdued summer, reports Elyse Glickman
Photographed by the author and courtesy W Hollywood


Delectable Boston
When Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts, get back on track after COVID-19, Lola Cristall has her choices on where you can dine out


New York’s sophisticated spots
Some of New York’s prime culinary destinations await customers’ return as the state sees its COVID-19 infections drop after weeks of lockdown. Lola Cristall has the low-down on numerous favourites


Country cool
Elyse Glickman reports that there is more to Tennessee than Nashville and Memphis, which resonates with its rich musical legacies. The state also boasts the I-40 (the Music Highway), a variety of museums, lush green spaces and an eclectic assortment of restaurants serving everything from barbecue and comfort food to contemporary bistro, ethnic, and vegan fare
Photographed by the author


Capital fare
Lola Cristall has been checking out luxury hotels on the US’s east coast, in Maryland and Washington, DC
Photographed by Cris Molina, Ron Blunt and Larry Lamsa


Land of the giants
Shedding its haunted past, Guyana blooms as the next rainforest destination. George Rush explores the country
Photographed by Eamon Rush
From issue 41 of


California’s hotel hotspots
Lola Cristall has been sampling properties out in southern California, and returns with her selection of the area’s most chic


Sail away
Jody Miller discovers how World of Hyatt and Lindblad Expeditions are making it easier to unearth your inner explorer
Photographed by the author


LA life, in small bites
Elyse Glickman, Derek J. Poirier and Jody Miller confirm less is more when it comes to staging a good food festival. Over the US Labor Day holiday, they combed through the delicious, the debatable, and the surprising, during the LA Times’ 10th annual Taste, at Paramount Pictures’ hallowed backlot


Colourful Curaçao
Leyla Messian explores the rich, multicultural heritage of Curaçao
Photographed by the author and by Elyse Glickman


Letter from New York City, August 2019
Travel editor Stanley Moss heads back to New York City, where he lived for a generation, and finds an exceptional place to stay that’s the antithesis of the frenetic hustle that the Big Apple represents
Photographed by Paula Sweet


Take a walk on the wild side
Jody Miller heads for the hills and discovers Ruidoso, New Mexico’s irresistible allure
Photographed by the author


Lotsa’ Moxy
A European-style hotel business model with small rooms and big style makes itself at home in one of New York City’s trendiest neighbourhoods, reports Elyse Glickman


A family vineyard with heart
Elyse Glickman visits Palmaz Vineyards, a family-owned and run property that blends tradition with technology, aided by geology and a gift for winemaking
Photographed by the author and courtesy Palmaz Vineyards


Pampering with purpose
Wellness retreats are becoming increasingly popular. Elyse Glickman heads to Terranea Resort and Spa in Los Angeles, with a full complement of retreat and Daycation options
Photographed by the author


Sublime splendour: San Diego
In part three of our US travel special, Lola Cristall looks at lavish lodgings in San Diego, California


Sublime splendour: New York
Lola Cristall checks out dining options in New York in part two of our US travel special


Sublime splendour: Boston
In part one of our US travel special, Lola Cristall heads to two hotels in Boston, Massachusetts, for two of the city’s more sumptuous experiences


To sir (Jonathan Gold), with love
Derek Poirier experiences a slimmed-down but sentimental reinvention of the Taste of LA, one of the US’s pre-eminent food festivals
Photographed by the author


On a sea of bliss
Jody Miller sets sail on Norwegian Cruise Lines’ “blissful” new endeavour


Guilty pleasures
Lola Cristall has found some very chic, must-visit dining spots in New York, Washington and Baltimore, including some hidden gems
Main photograph by Wayne E. Chinnock


California’s Costa Mesa: the new mecca
Jody Miller heads to Orange County and the city of Costa Mesa, now a true food and shopping escape for Californians
Photographed by Elyse Glickman


A voyage of the senses
Lola Cristall travels across the US east coast—to Baltimore, Washington, New York and Boston—to experience some of the country’s luxurious and stylish spots


From fab in San Fran, to new in New York
Lola Cristall has her finger on the pulse with two of the US’s must-visit hot spots, one on each coast: Hotel Via in San Francisco and Oscar Wilde in New York City


Telenovelas, the Andes and the mysterious Moai
Elina Lukas takes a 15-hour flight from the UK to Argentina, with Easter Island on her must-see list—with memorable sights and countries to cross en route
Photographed by the author
From issue 38 of


Notes on Napa
Lola Cristall has four treats from California’s Napa Valley that might not figure on a regular visitor’s calendar
Photographs courtesy Napa Valley Wine Train and BottleRock


Phœnix rising
Design-driven resorts help refine and redefine the city’s identity as a destination, writes Elyse Glickman
Photographed by the author


Beyond all-inclusive: the new Grand Velas Cabo San Lucas
Completely rethought with an aim toward healthy living, everyone is catered for at the Grand Velas Cabo San Lucas, writes Jody Miller
Photographs courtesy Grand Velas


Opulent dining in New York City
Is New York the international, sophisticated home for luxury food? Lola Cristall answers with six gems in the city that never sleeps


Scottsdale, on the rocks
Jody Miller visits the Boulders Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona, where a luxury experience awaits among dramatic 12 million-year-old rock formations
Photographed by Elyse Glickman, and courtesy Boulders Resort & Spa


Reno: the coolest little city in the world
Jody Miller hits the trail for a reinvented Reno that exceeds expectations and surprises with sophisticated elements
Photographed by the author and Elyse Glickman


Los Angeles on a plate
It’s prime-time for the ultimate primer to Los Angeles’ buzziest and busiest restaurants, from the San Fernando Valley to the South Bay, report Elyse Glickman and Derek Poirier
Photographed by the authors


Finding New York’s international cuisine
New York City has always been a melting pot of different cultures, but finding those among its eateries hasn’t always been easy. Lola Cristall, usually resident in Paris, does the hard yards and picks the Big Apple’s international flavours


California’s spice roads
While San Francisco is one of America’s great food cities, there are many more discoveries awaiting adventurous eaters in Silicon Valley and the highways that lead to the Bay, report Leyla Messian and Elyse Glickman
photographed by Elyse Glickman


Epic western
Discover an America you never knew existed with a road trip winding around Arizona. Leyla Messian discovers there really is “gold in them red hills”!
photographed by Elyse Glickman


There’s no business like chef business
US west coast editor Elyse Glickman and contributor Derek Poirier dish out the delicious, the disappointing and the decadence of Taste of LA, southern California’s hip antidote to hoity-toity food and wine affairs
Photographed by the authors


Letter from Seattle
Stanley Moss heads to Seattle, Washington, to visit some old favourites, as well as a whole new market sector that has popped up with the decriminalization of recreational marijuana
Photographed by the author


Surf city, Costa Rica
Seeking to make waves? Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, is where the surfing cognoscenti venture, says travel editor Stanley Moss
Photographed by the author


Found horizon: the hidden gems of Belo Horizonte
Rio de Janeiro may have its sexy beach scene, soaring mountains, glamorous fashion and the 2016 Summer Olympics, but Belo Horizonte boasts a surprising cultural heart and soul, writes Elyse Glickman
Photographed by the author and by Rachel Weil


So close, and yet so far
What would you take to a desert island if you knew you would be there for a while? Chances are Villa del Palmar probably has those necessities of choice, and a lot more, reports Elyse Glickman
Photographed by the author


North by northwest
US west coast editor Elyse Glickman explores the environs of Kelowna, British Columbia’s foodie boomtown, the Okanagan wine country, and what’s new and noteworthy in Vancouver
Photographed by the author


Nayarit, naturally!
Sophistication, salsa and serenity make Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit Resort the perfect Pacific México girls’ weekend escape, writes Leyla Messian
Some photographs by Elyse Glickman


Simply irie-sistible
Forget the package deal and go à la carte! Jamaica boasts a treasure trove of unique lodging options, fresh island fare and unexpected cultural surprises
by Elyse Glickman
from issue 28 of Lucire


Reaching the pinnacle
There is still gold in the hills and mountains at Yosemite National Park, where you can experience old California, 21st-century luxury and adventure travel in the space of a single weekend, says Elyse Glickman
Some photographs by the author


A taste of Chicago, 2013-style
Elyse Glickman finds Chicago very much a food lovers’ paradise, with sumptuous steaks, hearty farm-to-table fare, dressed-up hot dogs and deep-dish pizzas
Photographed by the author, Jess Smith, Jeff Kauck and Doug Fogelson


Return to paradise
Stanley Moss finds a jewel very near Long Beach, California: Catalina Island manages to combine a sense of mystery, art, history and luxury, all with an otherworldly feel
Photographed by the author


Shelling out for the little luxuries in Tomales Bay
A Lucire exclusive Travel editor Stanley Moss leaves the City behind and heads to North Bay, where there are well kept secrets at Tomales Bay where one can indulge in luxury accommodation and the coast’s famed oysters
Photographed by Paula Sweet


Where ‘Land’s End’ is just the beginning
While the urban landscapes of Santiago and Valparaiso are feasts for the senses and the mind, Elyse Glickman discovers Chile’s long and winding stretch of Patagonia is a paradise ethereal landscapes, earthy flavours and endless adventure


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


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


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





The next best thing
To those with the travel bug finding themselves at home, don’t fret: there are virtual museum tours, and more, to explore
Main photograph by Anna Shvets


Holiday style, the fashion designer’s way
Christian Cowan, the British fashion designer to superstars including Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus and rapper Cardi B, and style ambassador, shares his holiday style secrets





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