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Reconnect with Nature: France’s Most Celebrated Gardens In this video via BBC and France24, enjoy a culture show which takes you to some of France’s most celebrated gardens. Take a journey throughout the country to understand what makes the Tuileries or Claude Monet’s Giverny so special and what kind of new challenges they face. You’ll get a chance to explore the work of landscape architects and gardeners is art itself. Each one, standing the test of time, these gardens see visits from hundreds of thousands each year. Escape for a Moment into the Garden The glory of a garden holds many splendors! Not only are fabulous gardens especially notable ones, a part of history worth preserving, but to be in the garden, to reconnect with nature is to connect with our humanity and replenishes ones soul.

The Caribbean Club Condominium Hotel on Grand Cayman Island is one of my favorite places in the world to stay. It’s not just this exclusive hotel’s superb accommodations and spectacular setting on the world famous Seven Mile Beach that makes it special, it’s the feeling of relaxed elegance that surrounds the property that makes it a truly relaxing Caribbean getaway. Whether you visit Grand Cayman for the sun, sand, diving or sailing, the Caribbean Club is the perfect base of operations for your Caribbean vacation. The well-deserved superlatives don’t stop when describing the Caribbean Club, which is known as the most exclusive boutique hotel on Grand Cayman. Add to that the fact that the hotel’s 37 large suites are situated steps from the Caribbean’s best beach, throw in a serene infinity pool and patio area adjacent to the soft sands and swaying palms of Seven Mile Beach and you have…

There are many fun and exciting ways to experience New York City and I have enjoyed most of them. Just walking the streets will fully immerse you in the fabric of what makes the city so dynamic and exciting. Whether you partake of the subway experience, it offers hours of people watching and entertainment or a leisurely cruise along either the Hudson or East River allows for a picturesque experience. A Fly Over New York Unlike Any Other Recently I was fortunate to experience the city from a very unique and exclusive vantage point. Thanks to the services offered by Wings Air Helicopters I hovered 1500 ft. above the heart of the worlds most famous metropolis. Wings Air’s unprecedented rights to skim the top of the Manhattan skyline and be able to quite literally wave to the people on top of the Empire State Building affords an experience that will…

The Origins of The Knickerbocker Hotel Built in 1906 by John Jacob Astor IV, scion of one of America’s wealthiest families, The Knickerbocker was host to the world’s biggest names in entertainment, politics, culture and high society in the earliest years of the 20th century. Its design, iconic Beaux-Arts, the glamorous European luxury, and welcoming American hospitality made it “the” place to be for glitterati and dignitaries. Its legendary barroom became known as “The 42nd Street Country Club.” Open for a mere fifteen years, The Knickerbocker was one of three entities—along with the subway and the New York Times—whose arrival at the crossroads of 42nd Street and Broadway transformed sleepy Times Square into New York City’s biggest tourist destination. The end arrived with the onset of Prohibition and marked the beginning of the end for the hotel renowned for its lavish parties and nightlife. In 1921 the property was converted…

Imagine your own virtual wardrobe, digitally accessible 24/7, clean and perfectly organized. Your favorite looks, travel bags, and wish lists, all in one place, ready to be seamlessly delivered to you anywhere in the world with butler-style service. Who Uses Vault Couture? Whether you’re a jet-set business traveller looking to take the hassle out of packing for trips, a collector of haute couture looking to keep your collection in pristine condition, moving homes and needing a temporary solution for your clothes, or simply running out of space in your closet and want to store last season’s things away, Vault Couture offers a tailored solution to your wardrobe needs. [pullquote]“The innovative wardrobe management service Vault Couture brings a whole new meaning to the term “shop your own closet”. The promise of an edited wardrobe with room for “growth” and all of my beloved oldies but goodies neatly stored away and catalogued…

LUXURY BRIEF The Ritz-Carlton Doha, in the capital city of Qatar, is filled with things to do, so you really never have to leave the luxury accommodations you’ve come to expect from the hotel. Located on an exclusive island, awaiting you are beautiful views and access to a marina for water activities. Enjoy dining in one of the eight on-property restaurant, an abundance of choices are presented featuring cuisines around the world. One of the most talked about indulgences is the Friday brunch. This is a buffet with endless selection, cooking  demonstrations, local cuisines and live music. The energy is high and its fun for all. After dining, should you feel the need to burn off that meal, their fitness center can provide you with a place to exercise including tennis and squash courts or the indoor lap pool. For those craving relaxation, enjoy a full-service spa or at lounge…

Elegance and splendor abound at The Wellesley Hotel, a 1920s townhouse beautifully restored with a modern take on the art deco style and with every modern convenience. Named after Sir Arthur Wellesley, the first Duke of Wellington, he was a fine military leader who served as the Prime Minister of Great Britain twice between 1828 and 1834, and later as leader of the House of Lords. About the Hotel Located in the heart of London, this contemporary Knightsbridge luxury hotel with traditional glamour offers uncompromising service for the discerning traveller. The Wellesley Penthouse and the Churchill suite are stunning; beautifully appointed, infused with art and technology welcoming you into their luxurious surroundings. Cigar enthusiasts can enjoy the private cigar terrace. Jazz lovers can enjoy a classic evening of live music and fine dining including fine wines to compliment their thoughtfully presented dishes. http://www.thewellesley.co.uk/

There is a reason that an African safari sits high in priority on most people’s bucket list. I have had a lot of adventures in my lifetime but this was exciting and thrilling on a totally different level. I woke up early in the Masai Mara, hatched out of my luxury tent, and hopped into the vehicle to adventure. The Land Cruisers have no obstructed views and are open-air, so you feel right in the middle of things. What was great about this particular safari is it is very private, not like the more crowded tourist routes with a line of cars. The animals are in their natural environment, free to roam and are prevalent. Along my ride I saw buffalo, wildebeest, zebras, antelope, elephants and my favorite, the warthog. Something about the warthog walking like it had a specific place to be appealed to me. The wind felt great…

As an affirmation of its supreme expertise in Champagne, the Maison Duval-Leroy has launched an innovative programme that will enable everyone to create their very own cuvee, the champagne of their dreams. Watch the video: Cuvée Sur-Mesure Champagne House to offer a chance to create a Genuine Bespoke Cuvée For 25 years Carol Duval-Leroy has been travelling the world, sharing her knowledge and love of champagne. For this great lady of Champagne the culmination of a passion for this wine is in the act of creation. So Maison Duval-Leroy decided to offer everyone the possibility of experiencing this unique moment of creation, and the Bespoke concept was born. [pullquote]“A Bespoke cuvée is a gift that I would have loved to have been given, and so I have created it to give pleasure to others.”Given the superiority of its Premier and Grand Cru vineyards, the fact that its wines are made…

Man meeting face to face with beast on safari surrounded by luxury amenities is a rare environment and forms the beginning of this once-in-a-lifetime experience during a stay at the Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara. The tents, are so much more than the name implies; what is being referred to as a tent, are suites with a 4-poster bed, hardwood floors, en suite bathroom with shower and tub facing the outdoors, and a deck. There are no fences. Hippos, monkeys, and cheetahs roam free on the grounds. The giraffe we found on the path to the room is indicative of how well this camp has managed to create luxury accommodations within a 35,000-acre conservancy. Each contains authentic African décor and is an elegant place to rest after a busy day on safari, especially if you treat yourself to an in-room massage. Plus, there is wi-fi so you can remain connected…

EAT LOVE SAVOR presents… A Lavish Trip of a Lifetime: Experiencing Scotland’s Beauty and Luxury Imagine… Lush, wide open rolling green spaces, deep blue waters, fine whisky, luxurious ancient hotels, historic castles, exquisite antiques overspilling with grandeur and beauty, fine fresh sea food and shell fish served straight from the boats and more… all by chauffeur-driven Bentley and experienced in the lap of luxury. Produced and Directed by Gary Phillip, EMD Agency, Luxury Lifestyle Presenter Richard Crawford – Editor at Large for EAT LOVE SAVOR,VIP Luxury Experiences provided by Richard Crawford Luxury,Video production services:  Contact richard@richardcrawfordluxury.com

The use of sound is well known for its power and influence on our lives as is the power of nature. [pullquote]There is a great luxury in an escape, even a virtual one. Change the days  soundtrack and enjoy the sounds of nature. How you enjoy it can vary, perhaps listen while you take a break or perhaps simply let it play in the background while you work. Either way, the soothing and calming effects offer a respite, delightful feast for the ears and salve for the soul.[/pullquote] Depending on the sound, it can be soothing and relax or motivate us to move faster. Certain sounds like binaural beats can relieve anxiety, relieve pain, and even heal. Relaxing music played while dining can reduce meal consumption speed, increasing satiety and reduce how much you consume at a meal. What about the sounds we hear during our workday? Typically, for those…

Traditionally—and to this day—bread is incredibly important to French citizens. In the late 1700’s, at the time of the French revolution, bread was so significant to the people that riots would break out if there were shortages. In the middle ages, as towns and villages began to form in the French countryside, bakeries flourished through the making and selling of artisan bread. Since those times, certain French bakeries have become famous for their delicious product and fabulous service. Pôilane is one such bakery that is today expanding, and yet still staying true to its roots. Discover: The Famous Pôilane Bakery In 1932 Pôilane began with one baker who came to Paris from Normandy in order to open up his first shop. He was determined to bake the traditional sourdough loaves, rather than the more popular baguettes, despite the intense competition between bakeries in the area. Pierre Pôilane baked his bread in a…