It Gstaaded with a Kiss – The Gstaad Palace, Switzerland

Lusso’s resident priapus, Donald Twain, takes the slow train to arguably the finest Alpine resort in Switzerland and the white wet stuff gets everywhere. Etc.   Of course you’ve been skiing before. Loads, I imagine. So why bother reading about some odd-named nobody going to Switzerland and falling down a mountain? Well, because skiing done…
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The New Face of Facials

It’s 2016, and men using moisturiser is no longer frowned upon. But what else are we ready to take on? A new set of spa treatments—fast, powerful, and results-focused—are tailor-made for guys looking for a body boost, and London’s Neville Salon is the mecca for them. Neville Hair & Beauty looks after the sleekest of celebrities…
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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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Mumm Grand Cordon Unveiled at the Paris ePrix

You cannot launch a boat, get married, have a child or celebrate without champagne. Not properly, anyway. And so it seems that you can’t race a car – or win a race – without a good hearty bottle of the proper stuff. And that extends also to Formula E. The auto racing of the future…
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Back to the Island – Hotel OD Talamanca, Ibiza

Nostradamus predicted that ‘Ibiza will be the Earth’s final refuge’, because apparently even a small thing like Armageddon can’t stop the fun. And if you’re looking for an escape from the real world, Ibiza has it all: sunset sundowners and disco sunrises, lairy bar crawls and every kind of nightclub. The communal fungasm on the…
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Chip Off the Gold Block – The Palazzo Versace Dubai

In the film Showgirls (1995), the heroine says she purchased her dress at “Ver-sayse”, an indication that the lowly stripper was moving up in the world, even if she couldn’t pronounce Versace correctly. Moving up in the world is now literal for anyone staying in Dubai with the opening of the five-star Palazzo Versace Dubai.…
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Whisky Mystery – The Glenlivet Cipher

If you read about whisky anywhere close to half as much as you drink it, you’ll have noticed not one but several brouhahas recently. A notable one is the rise of ‘non-age statement single malts’: i.e. non-blended whiskies that eschew the tradition of specifying a year, instead choosing to name their expressions after monosyllabic natural occurrences, elements…
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Wolfgang Puck – Snake River Farms

“See the marbling? That’s what makes it so intense…” The steak in question is some of the finest wagyu available anywhere in the world. “Wagyu is graded with a system of lets and numbers,” explains David McIntyre, the executive chef at CUT at 45 Park Lane. It’s a complex system – of letters and numbers,…
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