Features - Luxe

Fashionable restaurants for fashionistas

As the European leg of the world’s fashion shows gets underway, showcasing leading designers’ Autumn/Winter 2016 collections, the demands of a fashionista’s unrelenting schedule are many and varied. Hopping aboard a magic carpet of style and elegance, thirsts and hungers are best sated at three superb catwalk-ready restaurants on our network. Greg Sunning reveals where the fashionista, fashion, and food combine in three of Europe’s most cosmopolitan cities.

Force fed

When Porsche changed its 911 Carrera from air-cooled to water-cooled engines, purists were incensed. Hang onto your hats, though; an even more dramatic shift is happening to the 911 – turbocharging.

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Regency Sealine Camp, Qatar

Just 40 minutes from Doha, visitors to Qatar can find themselves fully immersed in the peaceful serenity of a luxurious desert camp.

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Galle Face Hotel, Sri Lanka

One of Asia’s most historic luxury hotels recaptures its bygone allure.

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Five top wellness tips

The state of wellbeing incorporates a healthy mind and body. Healthy everyday lifestyle choices not only add years to our lives, they can also add quality to those years. Ayesha Khan explores five wellness tips to live by.

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Where the menu shifts as the chefs rotate

You may have heard of pop-up restaurants where the venue is temporary. But have you heard of venues that stay put while it’s the chefs that come and go? This unique modern trend for the ‘guest chef’ has restaurants showcasing menus that evolve as the chefs rotate, typically every two to three months, bringing global superstars to surprising cities for a unique travelling experience. Greg Sunning reveals three great spots on our network that are leading the way.

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Fast Four

For the 20 years it’s been in production, Subaru’s WRX has made itself an icon. And in STI-guise, it has further cemented its legendary status – there isn’t another vehicle that has offered so much ability, so much tuning potential, so much fun, and been so reliable for such a low price. And while there’s no disputing the car’s brilliance, as the WRX STI hit the second-hand market, massive stereos and huge exhaust pipes seemed to become synonymous with the ‘Rex’.

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M by Montcalm, London

The first high-end hotel in London’s Tech City offers a touch of modern luxury to your stay.

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Five fitness trends for the new year

There is a clear distinction between a fitness trend and a fad. Developing gradually and changing the way people behave over a period of time defines lasting trends in the world of fitness. Here are some of the top winners keeping people healthy in 2016.

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Coffee houses to put a spring in your step

From timeless classics to modern independent coffee houses, there’s more than one way to enjoy your coffee, but all of them celebrate one of the world’s oldest and most complex drinks in style. For an experience where interior design, artistry, service, and quality combine, look no further than coffee. Greg Sunning reveals three great spots on our network where enjoying a coffee becomes a sublime experience.

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Rapid Fire

Does the world really need another sports car? Mercedes-Benz’s performance offshoot thinks so. With permission to create a machine to tackle the Porsche 911 head on, AMG offers up the Mercedes-AMG GT S, a wide-hipped coupe, with distinctive swoopy curves and a long bonnet with rearward cab. It’s vaguely reminiscent of early Ferrari coupes in its styling, but what makes this car different is what’s under that long bonnet.

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