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ARTBASEL HONGKONG  March 29 – 31, 2018

ARTBASEL HONGKONG March 29 – 31, 2018

2018 edition features 248 premier galleries from 32 countries and territories. Underlining Art Basel’s commitment to the region, half of the participating galleries once again have exhibition spaces in Asia and Asia-Pacific. The show provides an in-depth overview of the region’s diversity through both historical material and […]

Luxurious Valentine’s offer at Mandarin Oriental Munich

Luxurious Valentine’s offer at Mandarin Oriental Munich

LUXURIOUS VALENTINE’S OFFER AT MANDARIN ORIENTAL, MUNICH   Mandarin Oriental, Munich has launched a romantic accommodation package for lovers in February. Guests who book the Luxurious Valentine’s offer will experience a romantic getaway filled with treats, an intimate dinner for two, and a romantic bathing experience.   Upon arrival […]

New Dresses Woven in Painterly Tweeds

New Dresses Woven in Painterly Tweeds








EUR 4.595


Lust red peplum jacket made in wavy shearling with a suede finishing, featuring classic biker elements and a long detachable belt in grainy buffalo leather. Finished with a long haired exploding shearling on the collar, lapel and cuffs.


Osiride, The Bag GUCCI Cruise Collection 2018

Osiride, The Bag GUCCI Cruise Collection 2018


CHRISTIE’S RESULTS: Classic Week – London

CHRISTIE’S RESULTS: Classic Week – London

  December Classic Week Totals £54,197,621 / $72,571,772 / €61,463,718 With a 57% increase in registered bidders from Classic Week December 2016 The Astor Collection from Tillypronie, Aberdeenshire totalled £3,748,750 selling 96% by lot and 99% by value London – Christie’s London Classic Week sales […]

Madrid the pleasure was all mine

Madrid the pleasure was all mine

Madrid the pleasure was all mine.


I was yearning to return to Madrid.  I spent a lot of my childhood travelling to the vibrant capital of the Spanish kingdom. Its pulsating centre, art, shopping and above all its world class restaurants and tapas bars are the reasons I always want to go back. Over the years Madrid’s shaken off its somewhat conservative image and embraced the creativity, outlook and cosmopolitan energy of the Madrileños. Although Madrid’s centre is rapidly gentrifying, which in fairness it was in need of a spruce up, the locals stil,l live work and play in the city centre which makes any visitor really feel one with the city and its people. Oppose to other European capitals centres that have become devoid of local life.

As I get off the extremely punctual and avant garde AVE bullet train I immediately hail a cab and head to what is probably the best hotel I’ve stayed at in Europe the Hotel Villa Magna. Upon my arrival the ever so friendly staff at the hotel hand me my keys to my room. Calling it a Hotel “room” doesn’t really do justice to the size of my lodging for my weekend. The room is larger than my entire apartment in Chelsea. I open the window and a cascade of light shines in as I gaze over the view of the Castellana, Madrid’s main thoroughfare. I see the entire Madrid skyline from its art deco structures over in Gran Via to the glass steel skyscrapers that line the Castellana in the Chamberi district. I feel that I’m home already.


Breakfast at the Villa Magna Hotel

Its 2 pm and I’m invited to a lunch with some of my Madrid friends they are welcoming my return with a lunch at the recently opened Cinco jotas restaurant in Jorge Juan, my favourite street, Cinco Jotas is Spain’s most prestigious cured ham companies.  A quick cab ride and I’m there… The food was sublime. I had a fantastic selection of tapas. The Huevos Rotos are a Madrid classic. It is simply Iberian Ham, potato chips and fried egg mashed up together its delightful. The best dish was the cinco jotas ham croquettes they were out of this world I had to order myself another portion. Words cannot justify how sublime it tasted. Id recommends a trip to Madrid just for this dish. My friend Carmen   fish which was succulent and fresh too.

After a few glasses of Spanish Rioja I finally departed from my friends and took a gently stroll to my hotel. The restaurant is located in the capitals most chic district Barrio Salamanca. I love it here and spent so much of time here when I was a young teenager shopping on Ortega y Gasset, eating sushi at Isolee on Claudio Cuello Street or having a refreshing “colacao” with friends on Serrano Street at cafeteria Mallorca. This district has changed so much over the years. Serrano Street has transformed into a real shopping destination with many flagship openings such as the new Louis Vuitton, Versace or Gucci store. The new Balenciaga store on Claudio Cuello or Dsquared on Ortega Y Gasset is must go too. The hotel is ideal for shoppers it hugs the best stretches of Madrid’s Golden Mile with Ortega Y Gasset and Serrano adjacent to the Hotel. The New and revamped El Corte Ingles selling only women’s luxury collections has an exclusive entrance for the hotel.

Callejon Jorge Juan

With my new look from Loewe sorted I head back to the hotel. Upon my arrival to my room I discover a delectable tray of sweet delights. Naturally I tuck straight into them and have a relaxing bubble bath with the Aspreys shampoo my bathroom has. All freshened up I head off to my next adventure the Prado Museum. World renowned this Art institution is a must on anybody’s list. This year’s “Del Bosco” exhibition is truly inspiring.

For a petite aperitif I hang out with a close friend Nacho at Madrid’s most coveted spot for panoramic views and cocktails.  The Principal 5 star hotel is the place to be Nacho tells me. The sunset over the Gran Via and Plaza de Cibeles is a prime instagram moment. We have a little peep into the Atico restaurants which I’ll have to try out another time. What I love about Madrid is that you can walk everywhere its compact, safe and so much to take in as you parade along.

Our dinner destination is the Habanera restaurant in Goya. This restaurant has attracted the cool crowd of the city. The young and glitterati come in droves to this tropical paradise to enjoy Cuban cuisine with an haute cuisine mix. The vibe is great and the mojitos even better!

The next morning I head for breakfast which at the Villa Magna is superb. The selection of fresh fruit, pastries and anything you could ever dream for are available to you. My favourite are the homemade carrot and ginger muffins I had to take a plate of them to my room to enjoy later.

The hotel offers a state of the art Gym but instead I head of to the Retiro Park for a run. I eventually take a break at the grotto overlooking the crystal palace and the lake filled with Kois, turtles and birch trees. It such a serene and tranquil sport… Before returning back to rainy London I head to Platea, on Goya Street, a former theatre converted into a foodie Mecca. I have a delicious Spanish tortilla and take a mango and passion fruit juice for the road.

As I sit in the plane London bound all I can think of is when I’ll be Back in Madrid and enjoying those incredible croquettes. Madrid the pleasure was all mine.




All things Kate…………………………………………………………..   

Victoria Secret Fashion show goes to Shanghai

Victoria Secret Fashion show goes to Shanghai

  Victoria Secret Fashion Show goes to…..     ……Shanghai The girls are going East! This year Victorias Secret Fashion Show will take place in Shanghai for the first time ever!  The girls are currently touring China. Allesandra Ambrosio, Ming Xi and Sui He are […]





(images and text by Anny Heydan)







在費拉(Fira)妳能盡情享受購物的樂趣。在哪裏有數十家商店,排列在鵝卵石道路兩旁。從便宜的紀念品到潮流時裝應有盡有。聖托裏尼的珠寶店也十分著名,Odos Ipapantis (Gold Street)就在壹旁。Ypapantis購物中心中的Lalaounis是其中壹家以復古風格聞名的珠寶店。這位設計師在全希臘都有門店。
聖托裏尼擁有豐富的火山土壤以及獨特的微氣候,這使得它成為世界上出眾而唯壹的葡萄酒產地之壹。當地的葡萄品種有assyrtiko, aidani, mantillaria和mavrotragano。幾個當地的酒莊出產有眾多曾獲殊榮的好酒,十分值得購買。
Canava Roussos。由Mykonian家族建立於1836年,Canava Roussos坐落在Mesa Gonia的錯落,是島上歷史最悠久的酒莊。酒莊擁有壹個美麗的花園用以品嘗紅酒,同時還有壹個小型博物館,展出跨越世紀的葡萄酒生產的珍貴照片。
Hatzidakis Winery。建於1997年,這座在皮爾戈斯Pyrgos的酒莊出產各種獲得獎項的聖托裏尼葡萄酒。可於地窖品嘗他們的佳釀。

Santo Wines。在伊亞Oia這件優美的酒窖中,妳可以展開壹番遊覽並且學習釀酒的知識,或是僅僅試著找到妳最愛的希臘葡萄酒。特別地,妳還可以壹覽火山口的瑰麗景色。

LUXE LIFE奢華生活為您準備的聖托裏尼餐廳導覽:


Metaxy Mas Tavern 皮爾戈斯小鎮的Exo Gonia上(距機場4公裏)建議提前預訂。電話:+30 2286031323 從餐廳能欣賞到Kamari海灘和機場的美麗景觀。

皮爾戈斯小鎮(Pyrgos)上最時髦的希臘小吃餐廳:Selene Restaurant(榮獲美食大獎)

建議提前預訂。 電話:

+00 30 22860 24395(酒吧間)

+00 30 22860 22249 (樓上) 莫洛維裏小鎮上最棒的餐廳:Mezzo (Mezzo酒店內) 。食物美味風景贊。建議提前預訂:

+30 2286 021874

Anogi餐廳(費拉小鎮和伊亞小鎮之間的主路上)建議提前預訂:電話:+30 22860 21285

Grace 酒店內餐廳。這本就是壹家極棒的酒店,從酒店的餐廳內更可以看到Skaros巖石壯麗的景觀。建議提前預訂:

電話:+30 2286021300

伊亞小鎮(Oia)上最正式的餐廳:1800。大概沒有比壹邊在樓頂花園享用美食壹邊欣賞(主幹道)美景更愜意的事了。建議提前預訂。 電話:+30 22860 71485


電話:+30 22860 71413

壹開業就走紅的新秀餐廳:Cava Alta(Pyrgos 店)在皮爾戈斯教堂下。建議提前預訂:+30 22860 33932

阿莫迪海灣(Amoudi Bay)最棒的海港餐廳:Katina。這裏有最新鮮的海產品。

費拉小鎮(Fira)上最棒的希臘烤肉餐廳:Lucky’s Souvlaki。建議您點壹份希臘旋轉烤肉Gyro, 希臘傳統食物,卷在皮塔餅裏吃)。在款臺付費後把收據交到吧臺近廚房處即可等待享用美食。

電話:+ 30 2286022003

費拉小鎮(Fira)上最棒的早餐廳:Corner Crepes and Waffles. 這裏有甜美可口的法式薄餅和醇香的咖啡。

聖托裏尼最棒的冰激淋和果仁蜜餅(希臘著名甜品):Lotza in Oia。 這是壹個有庭院的小咖啡廳,景色和食物都是美美的。建議提早預訂。

電話:+ 30 2286071357.

1. 從費拉(Fira)步行至伊亞(Oia)
2 .探索費拉(Fira)、Firostefani和Imerovigli那些羊腸小道和臺階。看起來和出發自Fira的遠足差不多,然而妳需要往下細細探索。
3. 探索伊亞(Oia)的小徑,窄道和臺階
4. 從老港口乘坐纜車到費拉(Fira)
從臺階向下走向舊港口,喝壹杯,然後再乘坐纜車回程(當然妳也可以選擇步行)。從五月到八月每20分鐘就有壹班纜車,從6:30到22:00 – 壹月和八月會更長壹些,從十壹月到四月之間班次會有所減少。成人票為4歐元,兒童票為2歐元。
5. 騎驢
7. 在阿莫迪(Amoudi)海岸遊泳
妳可以同時選擇火山漫步和溫泉,作為火山遊船遊覽點壹部分。島中央的火山Nea Kameni是聖托裏尼最活躍的火山。火山口高130米,步行時間約20分鐘。沿途能看到硫發泄。記得參加包含觀賞日落的遊覽團。船只壹般從Athinios港口(郵輪到達的港口)或者費拉(Fira)下方的老港口出發(乘坐纜車下行)。遊覽過火山,泡過溫泉之後將在忒拉西亞島(Thirassia)邊停下享用晚餐(如選擇全天遊覽將有時間進入中心城區遊覽),然後直向伊亞(Oia),就會觀賞到村莊下方的懸崖美景。船將停靠以欣賞日落,然後回到出發點。從旅行社可以購買遊覽票,妳可以根據需求和計劃進行購買。不需提前預訂,並且由於天氣多變,妳可以根據情況選擇天氣較好的壹天安排遊覽。
9. 阿克羅蒂裏(Akrotiri)遺址
10. 聖托裏尼最美的風景
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