An African safari is certainly at the top of anyone’s bucket list. But often overlooked are exceptional destinations along the way, where one can rejuvenate oneself in the lap of luxury, with all the comforts of home and much more. Luxury Living had an opportunity to do just that, venturing across the Atlantic to the southern tip of the African continent.
Winter and Switzerland go together like hot and chocolate. Mug of liquid Lindt in hand, imagine a dreamy castle floating above a snowy landscape, a castle filled with fresh flowers and fresh faces eager to put a smile on yours. A place where refinement, courtesy and humor are the norm and nothing is too much trouble. Now turn that dream into reality and reserve a suite at Gstaad Palace or take the dream up a notch and buy out the whole hotel.
FEW ISLANDS IN THE WORLD rival the allure of Saint-Barthélemy, the legendary Caribbean hideaway for the rich and famous more colloquially known as St-Barth in French and St. Barts in English. Devoid of the mass tourism commonly associated with this part of the world, St. Barts remains an exclusive playground for European socialites, American entertainers, Russian business moguls and their lucky friends.
From avid automobile enthusiasts to zealous tennis fans, visitors to rhode island’s chic seaside resort enjoy a wide range of experiences beyond the mansions.
Huntington Village was the destination for wealthy Manhattanites who “motored” out to the seaside to enjoy boat racing, stayed in cottages (now exclusive homes) along the waterfront, and dined at the high-end Casino Beaux Arts (today’s Bay Club), according to town historian Robert Hughes.
The city of Barcelona, Spain, with its perfect blend of art, food and architecture, is nestled into streets so quiet, even an ambulance makes its presence known politely.
Grand colonials on expansive plots—most with multi-million dollar price tags. Golf courses, tennis clubs, playgrounds, a vibrant downtown shopping district— and one of the top-ranked high schools in New York State, (according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 Best High Schools rankings). The aforementioned, along with Garden City’s slice of Americana setting makes this town an appealing place to call home.
In a city where everything revolves around the Harbour, even planes land on water. The best way to take in the views is a flight with Sydney Seaplanes, whose low-altitude flights give extraordinary views of the scenery below. A favorite journey is the 20-minute flight up the coast to Whale Beach, one of Sydney’s most exclusive residential areas for lunch at the ultrachic Jonah’s on a ridge high above the sand.
The “next level” for this globetrotting adventurer who has set speed records in a series of ever-larger yachts—all named after James Bond movies, would be Spectre, his 19th super-yacht. The 226-foot “floating palace” is currently being custom built by the Italian luxury shipyard Benetti, located in Viareggio, Italy.