Icons June 2019
Brigitte Bardot: Queen of the Côte d’Azur
A gust of fresh air in the stifling social atmosphere of her time, Brigitte Bardot lived up to the ‘sex-kitten’ role as well as she embodied it…
Pleasure July 2017
Hotel Byblos: St Tropez's Grande Dame
The lively Hotel Byblos is both a tribute to and an authentic representation of St Tropez’s heyday, when social codes were broken down and an anything-goes attitude prevailed.
News December 2016
In The Spotlight: J.M. Weston Pop Up In Paris
J.M. Weston’s latest Parisian pop-up on the Avenue des Champs d’Elysées is red carpet-worthy down to the fine details, and isn’t to be missed.
Icons September 2016
Jean Genius: Jean Cocteau
Not only one of the greatest, most multi-talented creative minds of the 20th century, Jean Cocteau evinced elegance in every move, mode and mannerism.
Pleasure September 2016
Gold Standard: La Colombe D'Or
The remarkable Provençal retreat of La Colombe d’Or is a place as inspiring today as it was to the generations of angst-riddled artists that have patronized it for the past…
Pleasure August 2016
Four Kings: L'Odyssée d'un Roi
L’Odyssée d’un Roi is a unique collaboration between a quartet of France’s most esteemed craft makers: Hermès, Saint-Louis, Puiforcat and Louis XIII. It will be auctioned for Martin Scorsese’s Film…
Pleasure August 2016
Institutional Luxury: Le Bristol Hotel Paris
The Rake’s luxury travel correspondent waxes lyrical on a long-standing Parisian institution that could not be more eminence grise worthy if it tried.
Pleasure July 2016
Puttin' On The Biarritz: Hotel Du Palais
An almost impossibly romantic destination, The Hotel du Palais is located on the Côte Basque in the French department of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, in the romantic port town of Biarritz.
Pleasure March 2016
WHERE GOD'S BEST ANGELS STAY | MANDARIN ORIENTAL
As Area Vice President of Operations, of the Mandarin Oriental, Paris, Philippe Leboeuf has seen guests reduced to tears—of joy, of course. We talk to a man on a mission…
Pleasure October 2015
Rebel with a Cos: Chateau Cos d'Estournel
From the legend of its very founding to its iconoclastic architecture, nothing about Chateau Cos d’Estournel has ever been conformist.
News October 2015
Distinguished Parisian's Ride
Distinguished Gentlemen ride fast in Paris…