Simply? The Nest

There’s camping. And then there’s “camping”. Some people love a tent. Here at Lusso though? Not so much. There’s a reason walls were invented. Ditto hot water. Mattresses. Toasters. We might just be persuaded to the alleged joys of camping by The Nest, however. Someway closer to “lodge” than “tent”, The Nest is a series…
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Owl of Delight

Bourbon makers Kentucky Owl release their new expression Founded in 1879, Kentucky Owl had a fine few decades until Prohibition came along. The label disappeared until 2014, when a descendant of founder C. M. Dedman revived the brand to make (acclaimed) small batch releases. It’s been three years since they released a new blend but,…
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Fjord Fiesta

Super scenery, super car. OK, yes, it’s a Porsche but you try and write that pun… Specialist travel company Off The Map have a new adventure on their books: seven days in an electric Porsche, traversing the Norwegian fjords. It’s a breathtaking journey, of outstanding scenery, dramatic coastlines, mountain passes, sea-spanning bridges, labyrinthine tunnels and…
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Simply The Best?

Until the end of May, the World’s Best Steak menu is available in London Lots of places claim to serve the world’s best steaks. For the rest of May 2022, London’s Heliot Steak House may just be delivering them. Executive chef Ioannis Grammenos – Heliot’s exec chef and, it says here, the world’s first Meatologist…
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FIEND. And Friends

FIEND + R = two very special nights in West London.         According to Giles Coren, a chef like Chris Denney “comes along only once or twice in a decade.” Some probably say the same about Ynyshir’s Gareth Ward and HIDE’s Ollie Dabbous, which makes the probability of the forthcoming Fiend & Friends evenings something that…
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Scotto Voce

There are pop-ups. And there are Carlo Scotto pop-ups. In advance of opening his new restaurant Amethyst in Mayfair, Michelin-experienced, Italian-born chef Carlo Scotto will be testing the waters with a short run at the Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane. Formerly of Xier in Marylebone, where he had the likes of Grace Dent…
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Drink. Dine. Create.

Coffee, cocktails, cicchetti and creativity are on the menu at The Thin White Duke David Bowie has inspired many things. Musicians. Artists. The 2012 Great Britain Olympics Team. And now he’s inspired an all-day bar / restaurant / recording studio in Soho. And, indeed, why not? Created by production designer Sasha and musician Giovanni Almonte,…
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High Class Games of Soro…

If we can misquote David Bowie for the sake of a headline. We can? Sweet. Look it was either that or “Basque in the glory” joke and we’re pretty sure we’ve done that already. This is all a very long-winded (and yes, you’re right, slightly desperate) way to announce that, in April 2022, the rather…
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Suite Love

Chopard and Manhattan’s The Lowell team up for a remarkable Valentine’s collaboration Can you put a price on true love? No. But you can put a price on diamonds, dinner for two and a night in – to my mind – New York’s most charming hotel. Collaborating with celebrated jewellery-makers Chopard, The Lowell “Happy Hearts…
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Destination of Noto

Il San Corrado di Noto is the first boutique resort of its kind in Sicily’s UNESCO World Heritage site, Val di Noto After a three year transformation programme, Il San Corrado di Noto will open in April 2022. The ancient masseria, once owned by Prince Nicolaci, has been converted into an idyllic, all-suite retreat –…
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