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Luxury is a state of mind

If one hears the familiar sound of church bells echoing through a Greek village, it's most probably the work of the Galanopoulos brothers. They own one of the two last workshops in the country, the other one is a much smaller craftsman in Athens. Bell making has been hit so hard by the financial …

Europe

Luxury is a state of mind

Imagine standing 1,680m above sea level with mountain views as far as the eye can see and setting off on a 100mph zip line where you will fly like a falcon for 2.83 kilometres. Now imagine experiencing all of this whilst still being within a few hundred metres of the Houses of Parliament and the …

Zip-lines

Luxury is a state of mind

Every year between the months of July and October, hundreds of Olive ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) land on the beaches of the small coastal town of Playa Ostional in Costa Rica to lay their eggs. It's known as "Arribadas" which means arrivals and it's also a time of celebration for the …

Costa Rica

Luxury is a state of mind

The <b>Goodwood Festival of Speed</b> has celebrated its 25th anniversary with a glimpse to the future. The annual race often featuring historic vehicles had a futuristic racecar to debut this year in front of an audience of about 55,000.<p>The designer company called <b>Roborace</b> claims <i>Robocar</i> is the world’s …

Goodwood

Luxury is a state of mind

Underwater agriculture can be one of the solutions in order to help eradicate world food shortages, that is the idea behind the latest project of the <b>Ocean Reef Group</b> in Italy.<p>According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, at present only some 11 percent of the globe's land surface (13.4 …

Agriculture

Luxury is a state of mind

As the birthplace of Haute Couture, Paris is the only city in the world that hosts the most prestigious fashion week on the calendar. Paris Haute Couture Week attracts a global fashion community, drawing them all to the fashion capital in early July. While the art of couture is traditionally a …

Art

Luxury is a state of mind

We've all heard about the amazing benefits nuts have: they are high in protein and fibre, rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, versatile and absolutely delicious.<p>They can be enjoyed as a whole, chopped, or as my all-time favourite: made into butter and drizzled over fruit and yoghurt — or …

Brainwaves

Luxury is a state of mind

During Paris Fashion Week, when <i>Haute couture</i> invaded the French capital's most glamorous sites, a handful of young designers presented their latest eco-conscious creations a few blocks away from the biggest shows.<p>The Green Carpet Challenge 2018 – Emerging Designer of the Year Award comes at a time …

Fashion Week

Luxury is a state of mind

Oriental lines with French <i>couture</i> - Lebanese fashion designer Rabih Kayrouz presented his Spring 2019 Couture show in Paris on the Fashion Week. To the tunes of a Gipsy orchestra, the renowned designer unveiled “Yalla”, his new colourful collection featuring oriental abayas, babouches and blazers …

fashion

Luxury is a state of mind

“Natural beauty”, that’s the philosophy of <b>Buly Officine Universelle</b>, a two-century old beauty dispensary which rose from the dead in 2014 after a hundred years of sleep. Relaunched by power couple Victoire de Taillac and Ramdane Touhami, Buly has already regained its world-renown. With top-notch …

Skin Care

Luxury is a state of mind

You quickly forget you are fewer than 10 kilometres away from Montpellier. Overlooking a sea of vines, on the outskirt of the fastest-growing city in France, Domaine de Verchant feels like a secluded oasis. No wonder French and international celebrities alike - Johnny Depp, Bruce Springsteen and …

Swimming Pools

Luxury is a state of mind

Forget about the ordinary museum exhibits, it is time to sniff, taste and breathe flavours from centuries of ice cream history.<p>The <b>British Museum of Food</b> decided to bring the iconic dessert to life in London. '<b>SCOOP: A Wonderful Ice Cream World,</b>' walks visitors through the past, present and the …

Ice Cream

Luxury is a state of mind

Summer is here and a new season of lifestyle experiences has begun in Croatia. If you're in the midst of planning a trip, we've come up with a handy round up of ten brand new things to do, taste, see and experience in July and August.<p>Go glamping by the sea near Pula<p>Campsites have long been a …

European Travel

Luxury is a state of mind

First scouted at Leeds festival by <b>Models1</b> back in 2014, British actress and model Emma Laird has come a long way. Recent editorial include Grazia France, Elle Croatia and Glamour Mexico, campaigns for Skinnydip and Benetton, and appearances in <b>sleek fashion films</b>. She is particularly active on</b> …

stateofmind

Luxury is a state of mind

There are many unconventional locations harbouring wineries around the world, such as an underwater winery, a gas station winery, a former prison winery and one of the last ones in line is the world's first rooftop winery. <b>Rooftop Reds</b> founder Devin Shomaker thought about the urban vineyard concept …

New York State

Luxury is a state of mind

From the latest French Grand Prix to the slopes of the Alps, the work of internationally renowned French artist <b>Richard Orlinski</b> is shown off around the world to reach people far and wide.<p>If you see a red gorilla or a five-metre-tall bear, he might just have been there.<p>He is known as the …

Art

Luxury is a state of mind

The third edition of the <b>Concours d'Elégance Suisse</b> in Geneva saw a spectacular range of cars on display, from 1920s vintage classics to the iconic Lamborghini Miura supercar and the first ever Jaguar E-Type ever built.<p>Saturday’s contest, held in the gardens of Château de Coppet, saw 85 historic …

Jaguar Cars

Luxury is a state of mind

In the monumental atrium of Bilbao’s Guggenheim Museum, the eye is immediately caught by the long colourful arm of Joana Vasconcelos’ latest sculpture, “Egeria”. Spreading voluptuously throughout the room, up to the high ceiling, it almost looks alive. It stands as a potent metaphor of the …

Art

Luxury is a state of mind

Have you heard about Peter Rabbit, Paddington bear or the Three Little Pigs? Well, they have fulfilled countless children' storybooks and have been inspiring many creations up to this day.<p>If you are keen to change your beachside holiday to an offbeat getaway inspired by children' storybooks in the …

Beatrix Potter

Luxury is a state of mind

“Sun everywhere” is the theme of Issey Miyake Men’s latest collection and it’s blazing. Inspired by the desire for light and of “light-ness”, it proposes a casual, yet refined shirt style, expressing sun streaming and shadows on textured textiles. Stripes, shorts, and a touch of flames to light up …

20th Century

Luxury is a state of mind

Last summer was my third time back in my parents’ home country and what must have been their hundredth. Nonetheless, together, we embarked on a journey that none of us had done before and knew existed. Visiting secluded islands hiding monasteries and old settlements is not what comes to mind when …

European Travel

Luxury is a state of mind

There aren’t many more evocative streets than the Champs-Élysées. The name itself is a giveaway, ‘the Elysian Fields’ being a bold name to give to any street, no matter how impressive. Originally a bunch of fields and kitchen gardens, it was in 1667 that landscape architect and gardner to King …

France

Luxury is a state of mind

Made in Europe swimwear businesses using quality innovative and sustainable fabrics and ensuring fair working conditions for the people who make them are equally good for the planet and your style. Low shipping fees, just the bonus. These are 8 brands you should check this season.<p>Fresh<p>Parisian …

Clothing

Luxury is a state of mind

Artist and President of the Royal Academy since 2011, Christopher le Brun, quotes the controversial modernist poet Ezra Pound when contemplating what he hopes the Royal Academy’s new multi-million-pound renovation will achieve.<p>Pound proclaimed the maxim ‘make it new’ to encourage others to …

University of London

Luxury is a state of mind

Have you ever dreamt about living on a boat, sailing away, leaving all the world behind? Even though it seems to be an idea for those wanting to cruise around the globe, or live in an abandoned corner of the Indian Ocean, in fact, soaring property prices and hectic lifestyles have led to a very …

Indian Ocean

Luxury is a state of mind

Plush white deck chairs, soft relaxing music and dim lighting... this looks like your regular spa treatment room. And it would be, if the floor and walls were not covered by a thick layer of white salt.<p>We are in the main relaxation room of a brand new halotherapy center in Madrid. Sometimes …

World War II

Luxury is a state of mind

This oasis at the foot of the Atlas Mountains is the result of a Moroccan man's wish for his family to create a project in his hometown.<p>Saida and Abdeslam Bennani Smires made their grandfather's dream come true — while adding their own passion. This is how the <b>Selman Marrakech palace hotel</b> and stud …

Nicole Kidman

Luxury is a state of mind

Mindfulness in nature, wild fitness, all-day yoga, this is our round-up of Spanish retreats to experience this season. Namasté.<p>Conscious breathing in Lanzarote<p><b>Breath Guru</b>’s retreat is located in a rural location in the most easterly part of the Canary Islands. This luxury sanctuary is a villa that …

Balearic Islands

Luxury is a state of mind

As Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels overwhelming success has shown, the tiny things in life are often adored and even fashionable. For miniaturists, it’s an appreciation that has long run through their fingertips. Artists began working on miniature objects and paintings in the early 16th …