THE LUXURY EXPERIENCE

    

RUSH – MANGUSTA 50M BY IMPERIAL YACHTS

RUSH is perhaps one of THE most iconic fast Mediterranean superyacht of her generation. Part of the Mangusta 165′ range from Overmarine shipyard and hull n°5 of this series, RUSH was delivered in 2010 by Imperial who acted as Owner’s Representative and Build Supervisor during the whole construction. Finalist of the World Superyacht Awards...

PIERRE CASIRAGHI TO SAIL UNDER THE RICHARD MILLE BANNER

At just barely thirty years old, the reigning passion of this entrepreneur and son of the Princess de Monaco is sailing. The brand’s first ever navigator partner, the young royal brings together his two identities in sponsoring ‘Sail for a Cause’. In short, a personality that could not but appeal to Richard Mille. This...

PORTO MONTENEGRO – THE PEPPER IN MY GIN & TONIC

“Hello, I’m Sasha, your tour guide. Our transport is just arriving.”  It’s a pleasant 33 degrees, and the cooling sea breeze is very much welcome. The sun has bathed the stonework of Porto Montenegro in a warm, golden glow. The sea is calm, sparkling with every gentle ripple of the waves. There’s a steady footfall...

NO TAX HAVEN IS AN ISLAND

“No man is an island, entire of itself” said John Donne, “every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.” The poet was not to know how true these words would ring as global governance and compliance standards continue to extend their reach and force even the most far-flung jurisdictions...

JACQUEMUS – A NOMAD FREE AND HAPPY

He’s the most emerged of the emerging French designers with a keen eye on the ‘eighties, but for his brand he chose his mother’s maiden name, after she suddenly and sadly passed away. The new brand brings together t-shirts and sneakers with super-feminine dresses with a surreal feel. “My name’s Simon, I love blue...

IN CONVERSATION WITH ANNA HU

She’s the first Asian Haute Joaillerie designer to be included on the official Parisian Haute Couture calendar. A few days ago at the Ritz Hotel in Place Vendôme, Anna Hu revealed her new creations to the international public, dedicating this interview especially to our readers. Accepted this year as an official member of the...

MY YACHT GROUP & BLOCKCHAIN ROYALE USA

4th My Yacht® Group Concours & BlockChain Royale® USA Debut Create Buzz during Monterey Motoring Week, Raise Funds for the Blue Angels Foundation Monterey CA, August 26th, 2018 – Setting itself apart from the melée of automotive houses and tents spread across the Monterey Peninsula and beyond,  My Yacht® Group (MYG) once again welcomed...

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...

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...

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...