A Weekend Hideaway – London to Nendaz

Every year Winter roles around without any warning. One minute you’re sunning yourself on the deck of a boat in Corfu, the next you’re sat on your sofa like a slob watching whatever required the least swiping to access on Netflix. It’s depressing. To make things worse it’s also the time smug bastards start posting…
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Bacchus of the Net – Metaxa 12 Stars Edition

In 1971 Captain George Trikiriotis left the Greek island of Samos to join the merchant navy. After years tackling the tumult of the Irish Sea, he retired. Still proudly toting a mariner’s hat, his days are now spent tending to his family vineyard on the mountainside of Ampelos, at the north of the island. I’m…
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Win! Four Tickets to London’s Highland Park Midwinter Social

Highland Park Single Malt Scotch Whisky, the ‘Orkney Single Malt with Viking Soul’, is teaming up with Lusso to offer readers the chance to win four tickets to their Midwinter Social on Thursday 24 November in London. On Thursday 24 and Friday 25 November Highland Park is taking over The Boiler House at The Old…
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It Gstaaded with a Kiss – The Gstaad Palace, Switzerland

Lusso’s resident priapus, Donald Twain, takes the slow train to arguably the finest Alpine resort in Switzerland and the white wet stuff gets everywhere. Etc.   Of course you’ve been skiing before. Loads, I imagine. So why bother reading about some odd-named nobody going to Switzerland and falling down a mountain? Well, because skiing done…
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The New Face of Facials

It’s 2016, and men using moisturiser is no longer frowned upon. But what else are we ready to take on? A new set of spa treatments—fast, powerful, and results-focused—are tailor-made for guys looking for a body boost, and London’s Neville Salon is the mecca for them. Neville Hair & Beauty looks after the sleekest of celebrities…
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The Meat Sweats – Robert Clayman Goes to Portland to Grill Lexus’ Fourth Generation RX

Yνῶθι σεαυτόν. This Greek aphorism, attributed to variously Thales of Miletus, Solon of Athens, Pythagoras, Socrates and the no doubt relaxed but deadly Chilon of Sparta, came down to the Romans as ‘nosce te ipsum’: ‘know thyself’. This is solid advice in a modern world filled with the self-deluded posturing that social media and ‘being…
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Mumm Grand Cordon Unveiled at the Paris ePrix

You cannot launch a boat, get married, have a child or celebrate without champagne. Not properly, anyway. And so it seems that you can’t race a car – or win a race – without a good hearty bottle of the proper stuff. And that extends also to Formula E. The auto racing of the future…
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Back to the Island – Hotel OD Talamanca, Ibiza

Nostradamus predicted that ‘Ibiza will be the Earth’s final refuge’, because apparently even a small thing like Armageddon can’t stop the fun. And if you’re looking for an escape from the real world, Ibiza has it all: sunset sundowners and disco sunrises, lairy bar crawls and every kind of nightclub. The communal fungasm on the…
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