Lima, city on the ocean and capital of Peru, has a unique charm of its own with a very impressive food culture.
Located in the verdant highlands of Laikipia, amongst rolling hills clothed in wild olive and cedar trees and, on a clear day, views of Mount Kenya in the distance…
Though its obvious charms may be historical – its campaniles, campos, cathedrals and canals, its frankly faded grandeur – there’s a contemporary side…
Last week, while in the Seychelles, we inspected a new villa development with full luxury hotel services on the island of Felicité close to Praslin and La Digue.
You may think you’ve been there and done that, but in our opinion the Côte d’Azur can be a place of inexhaustible pleasures. As far as we’re concerned, its appeal endures, because when you do it the right way it’s a place that makes you feel good.
Humpback whale-watching, heli-skiing, snowmobiling on Europe’s largest glacier, fly-fishing, hiking, sea kayaking… In Iceland, these are just a few of the wonderful activities in which you can take part.
There’s a certain elegance about white flowers, especially white roses and hydrangeas set against topiary. Designer Jean Mus has created a beautiful new formal garden for Ritz Paris along one side of the gallery of boutiques. It is a triumph in urban landscape.
Of the classics, there is Grand Hotel Tremezzo, facing Bellagio in one of the finest (dual aspect) locations on the lake; or the fabled Villa d’Este at Cernobbio closer to Milan, across from the main town of Como.
Dubbed “the Paris of South America”, the striking behemoth of a city that is Buenos Aires has – much like it’s European counterpart – made a hefty name for itself thanks to its intoxicating blend…
Nota Bene talks to Swiss jeweller Christophe Graber.