THE LUXURY EXPERIENCE

    

THE RENAISSANCE OF MONTENEGRO

On a recent trip to Montenegro I was asked to fill out a form which asked: “What is the purpose of your trip? Business or leisure?” Up until a few years ago, it was easy to choose which box to tick. The choice of Montenegro as holiday destination may still seem to hold a...

MY FAMILY AND OTHER ENTERPRISES

The role of the family constitution in future-proofing a family business and preserving family values. What is a family business? The answer is that a family business exists when family members are the dominant owners of a business and family issues have the ability to influence the outcome of the decision making process. Family...

TERRE BLANCHE – EUROPE’S FINEST RESORT

Located in the eastern side of Provence, at a one-hour drive from Monaco, Terre Blanche spreads out over 300 hectares of lush nature, facing the hilltop medieval villages of Le Pays de Fayence. As a member of the Leading Hotels of the World and a European Tour Destination, this peaceful luxury destination prides itself...

MAISON VITALE 1913

Just a few days after the launch of his latest high-end jewellery collection, “Merveilles des Océans”, Alberto Vitale, heir of a family that has worked in the jewellery trade for over a hundred years, tells us some of the secrets and virtues of the brand that bears his name. With a heartfelt conviction: that listening...

THE F WORD !!!! IL FASCINO FERRARI BY TASCHEN

No success story exists without a man’s vision, without courage, without bravado. An adventure like that of the most dreamed car in the world would not have been possible without these elements. But above all it would not have been possible without the passion, the fatigue, the sweat, the dirt of the oil and...

NICE ULTIMED – REGATTA IN MEDITERRANEAN STYLE

One of the advantages of living on the French Riviera is that you can enjoy a different event every day. So when you receive an invite from Richard Mille to follow a unique regatta in Nice you simply can’t refuse! Especially as it was in a helicopter flying over the starting line… So of...

WITH ALL EYES ON FRANCE, LET’S LOOK AT WEALTH TAX

Cécile Schlub, Senior Associate at Maitland, discusses the new French wealth tax regime which applies to residential real estate. If French real estate is held through trust, corporate or other investment structures, non-resident owners should carry out a full review and note that wealth tax filings are due by end-May each year. France has...

THE RULE BREAKERS

From May 31 until June 3 THE HOUSE OF LUXURY 
will be partnering with COUTURE to showcase WILD THINGS, an eclectic mix of the most design-driven, rule breaking fine jewellery brands of 2018. Alessa, a brand born from a love story, Anil Arjandas, the originator of The Original, By Stolie, simple, stunning jewellery borne of a socialite’s dissatisfaction,...

ANTIQUITY IS THE ORIGIN OF OUR ERA: LEO CAILLARD at MACM

For the uninitiated, the MACM (Mougins Museum of Classical Art) is an Aladdin’s Cave of wonder; interspersing works of art from such renowned artists as Dalí, Renoir, Warhol, and Matisse – to name just a few – and utterly exquisite works of art from the ancient world. It is a true hidden gem. Nestled...

MANTERO 1902: PEOPLE HAVE THE POWER

Mantero 1902 has managed to impose their creations of romanticism mixed with irony. Holding a foulard of this brand in your hands means touching prints that are timeless but still capable of being perfect for our times. The word “foulard” has its origins in the French term foulat, from foular meaning “to full”. “Fulling”...

FEMME DE L’ANNEE – PRIX MONTE CARLO 2018

There are plenty of prizes and awards handed out every year, but few have as much meaning as the Prix Monte-Carlo “Femme de l’Année” 2018 (“Woman of the Year”). Under the High Patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II and the Honorary Presidency of Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene, this is a prize...

UK COMMERCIAL PROPERTY – CHANGES ON THE HORIZON

In the past year the UK government has pressed ahead with some significant consultation papers and changes which will in future affect beneficial owners of non-resident legal entities owning UK commercial property. In this update, Selu Mdlalose, Client Service Director at Maitland in the Isle of Man, highlights the three changes likely to be...

THE LAUREUS WORLD SPORT AWARDS 2018

No stranger to hosting glittering events and celebrating sporting prowess, Monaco was more than an apt choice for the location of this year’s Laureus Awards, held February 27th. An annual event, the Laureus Awards applaud the significant achievements of some of the world’s finest and most celebrated sporting heroes, as well as to highlight...

SUBLIME REVELATION – MURALS OF TIBET / TASCHEN

  Cover Picture : Shambhala Mural, Origin of the Kalachakra Teachings, Illustration of the First Dharma King (18th century). Lukhang, 1st floor, central south wall, 195 × 410 cm (76 × 161 inches) © Thomas Laird, 2018/ TASCHEN, Murals of Tibet   There are places, stories and emotions that even today we know only superficially. Places...

NR FOUNDATION: AN EVENT OF INTERNATIONAL IMPORTANCE

From the original articles by Dmitry Kiselev and Ingrida Kim / www.gosrf.ru An evening of unprecedented and international importance, The Bolshoi was the latest in a string of events planned and executed by esteemed Russian philanthropist Natalia Rotenberg, Director of the hugely respected and much admired NR Foundation; dedicated to providing assistance and aid...

THE DESIGN GRAND OPENING

Designed by renowned Monaco-based architect studio Humbert & Poyet and officially inaugurated by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco on 15th March, the 250 sqm new twined Sabrina Monte-Carlo ‘art de la table’ and Lalique Monte-Carlo boutiques welcomed an impressive number of guests for the Grand Opening cocktail. Fine white and Sauterne Lafaurie-Peyraguey wines...

ETROSkyIsTheLimit

It’s easy to say vintage. Fashion for fall/winter 2017-18 looks to the past, not as a generic source of inspiration but as a treasure trove of ideas to play with, but of course with the right touch of irony and fun. From the mountains to the grand sporting enterprises of bygone days, from a...

HENRY KROKATSIS ‘HOUSEHOLD FAITH’ AT VIGO GALLERY

(▲ Untitled #1, 2012, Found glass, lead and steel, 160 x 94 x 1 cm, 63 x 37 1/8 x 3/8 inches – Magia Naturalis, 2017, Salvaged mirrors, 91 x 92 cm, 35 7/8 x 36 1/4 inches)   Exhibition runs from the 12 January – 10 February 2018 The Mirror’s place in science, magic and...

JOËL ROBUCHON & CHRISTOPHE CUSSAC – 31 STARS AND COUNTING

They call him “boss” but he has all the air of a mild-mannered gentleman. His handshake accompanied by a deep gaze. Chef Robuchon knows people, feels what they want. “You can’t do great cuisine if you don’t like people. To my young apprentices I always say: cook like you’re making dinner for you mother,...