With our new website, there was no better time to update our Gastronomy page. We have assembled the information from our our professional and highly skilled team which includes celebrated chefs, former Michelin-starred Maître D' and food critics.

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Is an anniversary or birthday coming up? And you are looking for a brand new way to celebrate with your loved ones? Then why not rent out an island for a few days? W Maldives has launched this great package where you can leave behind all your woes and worries of the hassle of organising a mega party for your friends within a city framework – all that chaos and clutter! On this island, you can treat your guests to some pampering spa sessions (unlimited hours) or let them enjoy some sports (unlimited again) and of course, unlimited, free flowing food and beverages. The island however has only 78 rooms to offer, so you may have to keep the guest list short and sweet. You wouldn’t want a packed house, now would you?

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The much awaited iPhone 7 is finally here. At yesterday’s keynote and in true Apple style the company unveiled the best and most advanced iPhone ever. To the credit of Apple there are a gamut of changes – water and dust resistance (yes, Samsung you got that right a while back), immersive stereo speakers, advanced cameras, improved battery life and more. Unlike the previous models (5 and 6) the company has unveiled both 7 and 7 Plus Lets start with the camera, after all be it a vacation in St Tropez or a shiny new Jaguar we want it to look the best when posting on Instagram. And better they would be as the 12 megapixel camera includes optical image stabilisation and a six element lens with a larger ƒ/1.8 aperture for brighter, detailed and vibrant photos. The 7 Plus comes with two 12-megapixel cameras that work in tandem, the second camera has a ‘telephoto’ lens that offers 2X optical and 10X digital zoom. A new 7 megapixel HD camera in the front has been spruced up for better selfies.

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There is only one recurrent date common to any UHNWI’s agenda for the end of September: the Monaco Yacht Show (MYS). From September 28th to October 1st, the Principality is hosting the largest superyacht event in the world, yes, the world. Although you may not need convincing, here is a short list to remind you why this date should be on your calendar:


1. Navigate the 125 yachts at berth… and even more at anchor
You won’t see that many quality superyachts (40 metres +) in one place anywhere else in the world: 125 yachts in the marina, probably another hundred at anchor in the bay. Walk down the piers and floating pontoons to admire the finest yachts or make an appointment with your broker and hop on a tender to visit your dream yacht.

2. Discover 40 new launches
One thing that made the MYS famous is the large proportion of world premiering yachts on display. This year, about a third of the yachts will be presented for the very first time. Prestigious shipyards like Feadship, Benetti, Columbus Yachts and the like are presenting their newest designs, technology and vision of yachting.

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Think Omega and one is quick to equate it with quality time-pieces and luxury watches. However, quite recently the brand decided to delight followers’ world over with its exciting new range of sunglasses. Specially crafted in Italy, the collection presents a unique array of eyewear (both for men and women) which eloquently depict Omega’s benchmark and heritage. 

The collection takes inspiration from the brand’s iconic watches and synonymous designs which we have seen for years. The atypical flower design found in Omega’s jewelry range, the claws of the constellation watch, the glossy black touches as seen in OMEGA’s ceramic Dark Side of the Moon Collection as well as the metal injected frames which draw stimulus from the brand’s stainless steel watches are incorporated in form as well as design in the eyewear collection. Staying true to quality, the sunglasses are made from the very best metal with scratch resistant and anti-reflective lenses which will (along with nose-pads and the temple tips), bear the brand’s authentic logo and name. The brands impressive streak encompasses packaging as well with the sunglasses being presented in a hard shell Zebrawood box along with an alternative microfiber carry pouch.

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Although only officially open since August 24, Mesa1 at the new W Punta de Mita in Punta de Mita, Mexico, has already whetted the appetite and stirred the imagination of epicures everywhere. But that is to be expected from one of the most exclusive restaurants around.

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The gastronomic getaway is located on an islet at the center of the retreat’s small lake. To access the magnificent venue, patrons must promenade across a series of stepping-stones that vanish under the surface of the water once all are across. The culinary castaways then take their places around an 18-seat outdoor table carved from the immense trunk of an indigenous Parota tree. For the memorable meal, a team of private chefs tailor a seven-course tasting menu unique to each guest and prepare it in front of them without any duplication of dishes amongst the rest of the party. The fact that there is just one seating per day only adds to the singular nature of the supper. 

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Mercedes announces Mercedes-Maybach 6 Concept

While the automotive sector is cruising toward futuristic models and autonomous driving, Mercedes-Benz’s latest concept vehicle seeks to reinterpret its classic principles.

Mercedes debuted the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept model, a four-seat luxury-class couple, during Monterey Car Week at Pebble Beach, CA between Aug. 16-21. As a classic car gathering, Monterey Car Week served as the ideal platform for Mercedes to display its model due to the automotive enthusiasts in attendance who would be appreciative of the concept’s homage to classic design.

As the ultimate in luxury, Mercedes’ design keeps the classic aesthetics of a show car with a long hood, low roof line and rearward positioning of the “greenhouse,” where the vehicle's windshield, rear and sides meet. These characteristics merge to create an aerodynamically intelligent shape that harkens back to classic aero coupes.

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The concept of explorer yachts is nothing new; sturdy, ocean-going private vessels have been around since the ’60s, granting their owners access to isolated hideouts around the globe. However, the last few years have seen a spike in the number of explorer yachts launched, in build and in concept. We take a look at this more adventurous side of yachting and what it says about the shifting focus of luxury travelers.

It would be hard not to have noticed the rise in rugged yacht projects in build and on designer’s drawing boards. From Kleven’s mighty 107m M/Y Ulysses to the trio of expedition-ready concepts from Hawk Yachts, explorers are everywhere. In response to this growing market, there has been a tendency to hail the explorer as evidence of the shifting face of superyachting. The question is...

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