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Lifestyle | 06 Apr 24

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Veuve Clicquot’s full of action – and it’s not only bubbles. The LVMH-owned Champagne is working with designer Stella McCartney on sustainable ‘leather’. Discarded grape skins not animal skins. The bag above is in the Stella McCartney Summer 2024 collection. Veuve Clicquot’s also sponsoring the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, a Belmond train, on its 4-6 July run, Vienna to Reims. Dinner by Jean Imbert, lunch at Domaine Les Crayères in Reims.


It’s been talked about forever and Four Seasons’ first yacht still doesn’t sail until January 2026. But book now, with buddies, for its glass-enwrapped, four-deck Funnel Suite. Three bedrooms, 280° Caribbean views, private wellness. Working as Marc-Henry Cruise Holdings, named for their sons, ownership of the gorgeous vessel is shared between Fort Partner’s Nadim Ashi, long a Four Seasons hotel investor, and entrepreneurial ex-Mayor of Miami Philip Levine.

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Italy’s noble Borromeo family, named for a 14th century ancestor who made a pilgrimage to Rome, still holds court over the Borromean Islands on Lake Maggiore. For heritage today, stay at the Grand Hotel Majestic, ten minutes from the shore (Monaco’s Princess Caroline chooses Suite 516). Spend days chugging round the islands, continuing to an aperitivo to remember.


Support young artists. That’s the rallying call of the Harilela-owned The Hari London. Entries are already flooding in for the 2024 Hari Art Prize, currently being judged (last year, a pink sculpture won £10,000 and professional bookings for British-born Cameroonian Kialy Tihngang,). The Hari’s a Belgravia retreat, with a did-you-know secluded mezzanine lounge.


Sometimes complicated journeys add to the allure of a place. To reach Queensland’s 2,500-acre Lizard Island – think a miniature Galapagos Down Under – it’s one stop Dubai or Istanbul to Cairns, then a one-hour charter. Yoga on 24 white-sand beaches, marlin fishing and a marine anthropologist’s dream (on-site scientists). Scientific research station. 40 rooms -Tiger Woods’ favourite is a premium sunset point villa.



Hark to the past. Hamburg 1987. Luna Luna, an art fairground with a merry-go-round by Keith Haring, other pieces by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Salvador Dali, David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein. All was apparently lost – until now. Re-discovered and once again on show, the ‘new’ Luna Luna’s open in Los Angeles, at 1601 East 6th Street. Also, great merchandise, including a book.


Maison Camus, the eponymous Cognac company now run by Cyril Camus on behalf of his equally-admired father Jean-Paul Camus, has added recycling into a legendary operation that has, forever, followed industry practice of re-using oak casks. Camus’ stunning decanters, which can be personalised, can now be refilled again and again. Empty bottles, after being used to refill decanters, are returned to the company postage free. Cyril Camus calls it 

Written by Mary Gostelow

Mary Gostelow