Health isn’t a luxury. Wellness is.

When someone asks, “How are you?”, if your reply is more than 3 words, it’s too long. Unless the person asking you is Dr Donnai. In which case, take as long as you want. Because Dr Donnai is an integrated physician (and the CEO) at Viavi, a private health care management firm. Health care management…
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The Full Stop Lives On

The full stop is a relic of WhatsApp-free years gone by. Or so it might seem, until you set foot on London’s Lamb’s Conduit Street, where artfully placed full stops abound. A stroll down this haven of artisanal retail soon reveals that, far from being a quirky gimmick, this supposedly inessential dot is loaded with strategic…
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Why There’s Business in Sleep

Are you reading this a little bleary-eyed? Didn’t get enough sleep last night? Maybe you want to spend some money on that? Certainly a number of brands want you to. The business of sleep is the next big thing to keep ambitious CEOs awake at night. (Yes, we couldn’t resist that one.) Have you read…
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Living the Dubai Life

Dubai is the on the way to everywhere. Just on the east of Europe, just on the west of Asia, over two-thirds of the world’s population lives within eight hours flight. It’s on its way to becoming the world’s third busiest airport, behind Beijing and Atlanta. With so much money passing through, Dubai’s rulers are…
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Wellness is the New Healthy

The global health industry will top $1trillion in 2016*. Impressive. And surprising. Because most of the recent growth isn’t from drugs and beauty products, but from food brands. In particular, the brands which are outgrowing their competitors are the organics and “nutraceuticals”. Some of these might already be familiar to you – as will their price.…
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Rush Hour: Testing the Limits of Bond’s Wheels

The things we buy are getting smarter. Many of them now know how to do all kinds of things we don’t. You’re not missing out on much when you don’t understand how to operate the eco-function on your washing machine or the reading mode option on your Samsung S5. But what about your new £190,000 car?…
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Les Enfants Non Terribles: Hotel Le Bristol, Paris

The English language might have 25 different words for walking, but it’s missing a word for one particular kind of love. You and I recognise ‘parental love’ to mean that challenging mix of responsibility, necessary patience and occasional tough love. Do it right and we might see some ‘brotherly love’ between our children and perhaps even…
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Felix Dennis RIU (Rest in Uproar)

It’s with great sadness that we heard in our office of the death today of the great publisher Felix Dennis. Sadness? Not sure what Felix would have made of that. He didn’t seem to have any time in his day for self-pity or regret. Back in 2011 he was generous enough to give Lusso’s Chris West and…
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The Verbier to Go

For LUSSO 28, regular contributor Chris West stopped for 36 hours in Verbier to separate truth and rumour about the coming 2012-13 ski season. Verbier continues to amaze. That’s partly the stunning scenery but it’s also due to the stunning shortage of high-end luxury for the young and active European super-wealthy. The hedgie who’s happy to…
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