27 Jul 2015

Carried away by the Caribbean – By Rosalind Milani Gallieni (Photos © Rosalind van Lamsweerde)

WHERE TO STAY The Island of St. Lucia has two very definite sides to it, the West side, which boasts some of the most beautiful beach front hotel resorts, and the East side, a bit more rugged and rocky where the weather and the seas can do their wild things without upsetting the visitors too much…On the West side there is functional to 5* Diamond accommodation, and our travel plan took us from the CocoPalm in

27 Jul 2015

48 Hours Roll’in Marrakech – by Lucy Fox (Photos © Rosalind van Lamsweerde)

WHERE TO STAY Marrakech is certainly a busy place, located in the foothills of the majestic Atlas mountains whose snow capped peaks are a contrast to the activity taking place in the buzzing pink city below.  The famous Djemaa el F'na square with its water sellers, monkeys, snake charmers and, for the unwary the tooth pullers, is the place to draw the crowds, and surrounding this are Marrakech's famous souks where visitors can spend hours bargaining for anything

14 Jul 2015

Dice Kayek Haute Couture Show mirrors the lifestyle of the Dogus Luxury Hotel Collection – By Lauren Yates

On Monday the 6th of July, The Museé des Arts Décoratifs transformed to the main stage for Dice Kayek haute couture. The elegant and iconic building, home to precious decorative artefacts, became the plinth for pivotal design that spoke to breathtaking moments through time. It was a celebration of experience, tingling the senses with texture, colour, and reminding us of the magic that happens when we immerse ourselves in luxury. Upon arrival, guests were greeted

Ghurka at Pitti Uomo 2015

Well, we had quite an eventful and successful Pitti Uomo in Florence.  From the launch of the fabulous hard-sided trunks and striped twill Signal collection for Spring 16, to the fabulous, very Florentine, sun-set event at Harry’s Bar alongside the river Arno with our Ghurka ambassador Waris Ahluwalia.   While celebrating Ghurka's second show at Pitti, the occasion also marked the 40th Anniversary of the brand, and an illustrious international fashion&lifestyle guest-list was in attendance, including

3 Jun 2015

THE ART OF GARDEN FURNITURE BY GAZE BURVILL

 Last week we headed down the A3 out of London to Lodge Farm in Hampshire to see the new production and design studios that GAZE BURVILL have been working on for the last 2 years or more, since we last visited them when they were mid-move in 2013. It was very special to see our friends of many years - indeed Simon's wife Caroline and I are childhood friends from our youth spent together in

27 May 2015

TO BULGARIA – BAGPIPES, BASILICAS AND BEYOND

By Lucy Fox  Team RMG, in the care of Ros Milani Gallieni, set off to the wilds of Bulgaria with only Ros’s word that we would love it.Our group consisted of: Ros, Lucy Fox and Samantha Gabriel who are the nucleus of RMG PR & Events. Joining us were Lisa Rawlings, a top sales and marketing lady who represents many fantastic hotels around the world, Leela Miller who is a yoga teacher par excellence and the

Kenton Cool27 Feb 2015

The Luxury Channel Dives Into Iceland With Kenton Cool

By Rosalind Milani Gallieni An intrepid journey into the core of Iceland, to discover the inner sense of adventure…   As we land on a white runway at Reykjavik Airport, the weather front is starting to draw in. This is clearly going to be a true adventure – or at the very least, similar to something we usually watch from the comfort of our homes when we sit down to the Bond movie Die Another Day.

10 Feb 2015

The Luxury Channel – Escape To Nira Montana

By Rosalind Milani Gallieni It is at this time of year, when the schools are back on track and the slopes are less crowded and fresh New Year snow has finally laid its mantle, that it’s time to get some tranquility out of a long weekend in the mountains.There is a new thrill in the village of La Thuile, in north west Italy. The village itself is full of local character: the church bells chime on

16 Dec 2014

The Luxury Channel – Riding Shotgun

By Rosalind Milani GallieniWhen Land Rover announced a collaborative partnership with gun-makers Holland & Holland, they invited The Luxury Channel along to the reveal. Welcome to the most luxurious and expensive SUV ever….  Catering to the ultimate aspirational elements of luxury and British-ness, this new collaborative venture between Range Rover and Holland & Holland has brought two brands together to bring HNW clients the ultimate SUV, brimming with personality and creativity. Years of synergy between these

4 Oct 2014

Cuban Cool – Jardines de la Reina and Havana

Cuba – a Caribbean Island that is blessed with palm trees, sultry temperatures, hip-swivelling rhythms, pristine beaches, and an excess of rum! Not forgetting the world’s finest hand rolled cigars…and socially apt sharks.Starting with a 5 hour boat trip from Jucaro to Jardines de la Reina, a speck in the deep blue seas, which can officially be called the MIDDLE of NOWHERE – floats an oil rig platform, beautifully transformed in Italian design and style

4 Oct 2014

Sri Lanka – Nothing can quite prepare you

Sri Lanka’s enduring appeal for visitors, stems from a seductive combination of superb beaches, tropical sunshine, a very warm welcome and a quite unique puzzle of cultures epitomised by the extraordinary relics and temples recalling the power and dignity of their ancient, lost empires. Despite the turbulence and tragic recent history of 30 years of civil strife, this bustling island has now dusted itself down and got back on its feet, making it a truly desirable

4 Oct 2014

Amangalla and Amanwella, Sri Lanka

 The Sri Lankan outposts of Adrian Zecha's Aman empire include a beach resort and a landmark property that embraces the same colonial-style luxury it did in its former life.I clutched the guardrails on my Smartie-coloured tuk-tuk as we swerved past policemen, cows on roundabouts, cars, vans and hand-painted lorries, careering towards Galle Fort. Nothing had really prepared me for the chaos of Sri Lanka: this was, I soon discovered, how I'd be getting from A

4 Oct 2014

The All-New Range Rover – The Sine-Qua-Non of Any All-Terrain Experience

 London to Marrakech and back in Range Rover’s own branded private charter. Well, my mother used to say, “firstly, get all the help you can in life, and secondly, when you travel, always do things you don’t get to do at home”…Well, this Marrakech weekend sure made these mere thoughts that cross your mind stick. A smooth flight over Europe, fully-fuelled by the care and attentions of the hostesses, brought us into Marrakech Airport in perfect

4 Oct 2014

The Olympics are upon LONDON….like it or not!!

 After years of preparation, London this week will see the last ripple of the long and extensive journey the Olympic torch has made from Dover, where the famous five rings  were projected onto the White Cliffs of Dover. Traveling across the UK over a 70-day journey, the torch finally reached the Tower of London on day 63, and the Olympic pageantry returned to the capital, which saw its last Olympic event in 1948. The UK

4 Oct 2014

Über Cool Bulgaria And A Quite Unique Property

  Curious to explore new destinations in Eastern Europe, for winter sports and summer holidays, we head to Bulgaria to get a sense of the history and status quo of this beautiful country, and by creating a mixed itinerary, we get a glimpse of the real life in town and how luxury is “done” up in the hills.Once out of Sofia airport, we drive through the large sprawling town, which is a mix of buildings dating

4 Oct 2014

MATT GOSS – AN INTERLUDE

  STYLE NOTES by ROSALIND VAN LAMSWEERDE-MILANI on 3 October 2013 We met up with Matt Goss in Piccadilly last week, in the beautifully redesigned Hotelde Paris, which boasts the most extraordinary view over the heart of London and his balcony looks out over it all – Eros included! How apt for this romantic singer. Matt, internationally renowned as the English singer-song writer and musician is back from LA for a while, to start the tournée to

3 Oct 2014

INFINITY POOLS & BEYOND with HOME EXCHANGE

HOME EXCHANGE - If you are dreaming about escaping for the summer, the international home swap agency, Home Exchange, has just done a gorgeous shoot in Malibu of one of its star properties. One of the many aspects and beauty of homeexchanging is highlighted on the excellent travel website, Civilian Global, edited by Mark O’Flaherty. Take a look at the report on home exchanges with pools:

The Luxury Channel - Bhutan3 Oct 2014

The Luxury Channel – Bhutan

Words and images by Rosalind Milani Gallieni Bhutan – A Circuit Through The Land of The Thunder Dragon The itinerary for our 8 days in Bhutan gets to us two weeks before departure, listing a hot-stone bath in a local farm-house, horse-treks up to the Tigers’ Nest, visits to musically named Dzongs, temples and monasteries, walks high-up at 3800mt on the Dochu La and even an audience with Doctor Karma Phuntso about the principles of

3 Oct 2014

Quaderno di stile – Howard Webster

http://www.quadernodistile.it/en/2013/10/08/howard-webster/PAL ZILERI dresses society actors at Howard’s Black Tie dinner at The Goring Hotel in Central London.Howard Webster, a long-time supporter of Pal Zileri both on-stage and off-stage, brought an unexpected collection of influential friends, actors and singers together under one roof at the Goring Hotel in Westminster last week. A venue which sits at a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace, this hotel is best known for the famous Royal Wedding, as it was here