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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Spain Reaction: Marbella

A pleasant 30 minute drive from Malaga International Airport and you’re in Marbella, on southern Spain’s Costa del Sol. The Sierra Blanca mountain range is the backdrop to 27 km of sandy Mediterranean beaches, villas, hotels and golf courses. West of Marbella town, the “Golden Mile” of prestigious nightclubs and coastal estates lead to Puerto…
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All You Need – Bamford Watch Department & Apple Corps’ Beatles-Inspired Yellow Submarine Datejust

It was an era marked by excess, flamboyance and the decay of social order and the Beatles sparked a momentous upheaval in ’60s popular culture, not just with their radical new music but by shaking up the stability of male attitude and style. Bamford Watch Department (BWD), the maker of serious boys’ toys, is about to reveal its latest limited-edition conversation…
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Win a Bottle of Highland Park 18 Year Old Single Malt Whisky

Orkney based distiller Highland Park is giving one Lusso reader the chance to win a bottle of their 18 Year Old single malt whisky. Considered by many whisky writers across the globe as the ‘industry’s favourite whisky’, Highland Park 18 Year Old is a masterclass of balance, complexity and refinement. Lingering layers of sweet honeyed malt, meet…
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Four Must-Visit UK Northern Getaways

We all need a getaway from time to time, but sadly it isn’t always logistically possible to organise a last-minute trip to a far-flung location. Whether you’re a UK native, or planning on visiting the country for the first time, there are a plethora of stunning towns and cities which are ideal for a weekend away. London may attract over…
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How to Be a High Roller Without Getting Hacked

If there’s one industry that is associated with glitz, glamour, and decadence more than any other, it would undoubtedly be the high stakes world of gambling. An ode to luxury and opulence, the casinos that have spread across the world are shrines to money and the dazzling prospect of making even more of it. Indeed,…
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Sweet Temptation At The Savoy

The most famous grand hotel ever is probably The Savoy. The most famous chef ever is probably Auguste Escoffier. His most famous dish ever is probably the Peach Melba, created in The Savoy – as it so happens – where it was initially rolled out on a swan made out of ice.   So, for The Savoy’s…
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