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.
Icons June 2017
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…
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.