Features - Luxe

Over-wood restaurants

Popular with early new Nordic chefs such as Bo Bech of Geist in Copenhagen and Victor Arguinzoniz of Asador Etxebarri in northern Spain, advocates of cooking over wood treat the wood itself as a key ingredient. Whether you are in Stockholm, São Paulo, Singapore, or Sydney, the wood movement is dominating new openings. Greg Sunning reveals three great places worth smoking out.

Mission control

Audi has launched the second generation of its flagship sports car, and while it’s the fastest production car it has ever made, it hasn’t lost the magic of the original.

Articles - Luxe

Northern lights

You don’t have to go quite as far as the frozen Arctic to experience the aurora borealis unfolding its eerie, dancing green lights in the night sky. You can see one of nature’s greatest spectacles on a holiday in Scotland – and take in Europe’s best stargazing there too.

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Royal Mansour Marrakech

Set within the walls of the old city, Royal Mansour Marrakech sits on a 3.5-hectare estate comprising a hotel and 53 riads nestled amongst winding passageways and leafy courtyards.

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Rayavadee, Krabi

Set on the edge of Krabi’s National Marine Park at the heart of Thailand’s stunning Phranang Peninsula, Rayavadee is surrounded by limestone cliffs, white-sand beaches, and the emerald waters of the Andaman Sea.

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Five superfoods to add to your diet

You’ve heard the word countless times: lately anything with a high concentration of much-needed nutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants, from peanut butter to kale, has been dubbed a ‘superfood’. So, the next time you reach for a sugary iced latte or a bag of crisps, why not consider snacks that incorporate these five superfoods instead? Try a turmeric tea with almond milk, or a seed and nut blend with plenty of crunchy flax and chia – your body will thank you!

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Underground restaurants

Not to be confused with secret dining clubs or supper clubs, underground restaurants make the most of below-street spaces. As cities forge ever higher, there are those who instead choose to excite diners with ever more impressively designed spaces and menus that ensure the focus is on the food, not the views. From a subway-station restaurant to the vaults of a bank, Greg Sunning reveals three great spots on our network to head underground.

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Bonding with greatness

A replacement for the venerable DB9 was always going to have big shoes to fill, but Aston Martin’s latest sports car, like a leitmotif, continues the theme and introduces even more innovation.

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Zurich chocolate tasting tour

Tasting locally made chocolate is an essential part of any visit to Zurich. A guided tour takes you to the city’s hidden sweet spots, teaching you how to order, taste, and discover your favourite Swiss treat.

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Klaus K Hote, Helsinki

Located in Helsinki’s vibrant city centre, Klaus K is a modern design hotel with a rich history.

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Men’s health issues

Men are more prone to illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, and cancer, yet they’re less likely to see the doctor. You’d take your Ferrari for a tune-up, wouldn’t you? So, let’s give your body – the machine that’s keeping you alive – the same sort of respect. When it comes to achieving overall well-being and health, the key is to balance exercise, diet, sleep, and downtime, and stay on top of stats like blood pressure and cholesterol.

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