The Perfect Serve

Anyone for (Michelin-starred food and) tennis? The joys of Wimbledon are obvious but, well, mixed? There’s the corporate hospitality, where the pleasures of tennis and day drinking are so mewhat marred by the small talk. There’s the vague hope of tickets in the ballot. There’s the day entry, running around and attempting to beat the…
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Bunch of Flours

One of the world’s best pastry chefs is coming to London At some point in early 2022 – we can’t be more specific because, well, you know – Cedric Grolet will be coming to The Berkeley in London’s Knightsbridge.   Who he? He great pastry chef, that who he. Famed for his culinary ‘trompe-l’œil’ –…
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Surf’s Up. And Under?

Have you heard the one about the insurance broker, the surfer and the engineer? Look, we know it’s not funny, but we can only work with what they gave us. They got together and, 12 years later, created a really cool thing. And what Jennifer Köhnsen, Carsten Höltig and Holger Daum gave us is the…
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Life On Marsa

You’ve seen The Wave. You’ve seen The Sailboat. Here comes The Superyacht…                 Dubai is not known for its sense of moderation so it probably comes as no surprise that Jumeirah Group – the behind the wave-shaped Jumeirah Beach Hotel, and the sailboat-inspired Burj Al Arab Jumeirah – are adding a third hotel. The superyacht-inspired Jumeirah…
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Out To (Christmas) Lunch

At the time of press, there is a far, far better alternative to turkey… Turkey? Nah, mate. India. If you’re seeking something different to the traditional fare this year, then Tamarind of Mayfair and Zaika of Kensington have got you covered – assuming restaurants are still opening, of course, it’s very hard to tell these…
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All For ‘Naught

The Connaught Bar is the Best Bar in the World. Still. The World’s 50 Best Bars Awards has given its top place to The Connaught Bar – for the second year running. It’s only the third time a bar has held on to this prestigious award in the World’s 50 Best Bars history and a…
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Review: Kasa and Kin

Kasa and Kin is a new Filipino all-day eatery, in Soho. Lusso takes a look. My great Uncle Mattia was fond of taking me to Soho back when the place could actually claim to be a village. I would tag along as he pollenated the delis and coffee bars that brought him back to his…
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Fiji. Water.

Not to mention white sandy beaches, tropical rainforests, blue lagoons… Yeah, alright COMO Laucala Island, we get the point. You’re beautiful… As yet another storm lashes the UK, Fiji seems even further away. But hey, we have faith, travel will return. And when it does, COMO Laucala Island is going to be close to the…
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Great Gusto

Don’t take our word for it, take Michelin’s… Gusto by Sadler, the restaurant at the Baglioni Resort Sardinia has been awarded a Michelin star. A hell of an achievement, frankly, for a restaurant, and resort, that only opened in June 2021. The hotel group, which boasts three hotels in Italy’s finest art cities – Florence,…
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The Lusso Spirit Guide

Nothing to do with mediums. Everything to do with great drinks. Scotland’s Oldest Working Distillery The Glenturret has launched new, to-be-annual edition called the Manager’s Dram. Created by Distillery Manager Ian Renwick, it’s a hand-numbered, limited release of 500 bottles, matured in three American and European Sherry casks. The result, according to Ian, is “sweet…
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