The Comfortable Cutting Edge of Internal Flying

As I’m writing this, I’m getting a little high. The Captain’s informed us we’re now out of San Francisco airspace, well soon be up at 37,000ft and that means New York is 5 hours away. The WiFi’s strong, the onboard entertainment is booted up and in about 570 words time, I’ll be kicking back to…
View Post

Cassa New York Residences

This new complex may not be the poshest on the block but with big, comfy rooms and a solid location it should make a mint. So long as the owners keep the grouting clean. Unless they suddenly get greedy, the owners of New York’s Cassa Residences should make pretty good money for the next 15…
View Post

Sun Never Sets on BA Terminal 5

I bumped into Colonel Sir Timothy Trimley (Retd.-9th Kings Own Lancers) at the Club the other day and he opened by asking me, Do you like cuddles? Curious question, but then, curious chap, the Colonel. He suggested I get my answer straight, now that BA have finally ironed out all the wrinkles and its safe to…
View Post

I Knows What I Likes: The Arts Club, London

Art predates agriculture. And still none of us is sure what it’s for. Like religion, all civilisations have it. But still we don’t know why we need it. Anthropologists say our species started the moment when we showed the first observable sign of being separate, different, from the other primates. That moment, 40,000 years ago,…
View Post

Sir Bani Yas, Abu Dhabi

Back in December 2010, LUSSO reviewed the Sir Bani Yas island resort off the coast of Abu Dhabi, the UAE’s more cultural Emirate. We noted that whenever one of the world’s richest men allows the merely ‘moderately wealthy’ to play with their toys, it’s cause for excitement. But at Sir Bani Yas, there’s lots more…
View Post

Yoshi, Metropole, Monaco

LUSSO was invited to dine courtesy of Joel Robuchon at his newly-starred Michelin restaurant in Monaco. With the invite comes a little biography – surely superfluous for such a famous man? In fact, the full list of M. Robuchon’s achievements is so long that you have to sit down half way through and wonder whether…
View Post

Long Road Back: LUSSO Meets Team HTC-Highroad

Cyclists love cycling. And the peak of our infatuation are these 10 stone heroes who race the Tour de France. An unimaginable feat of suffering lasting 21 days, racing 150 miles a day across plains so hot the tarmac sucks at their wheels, or noses tucked low over the handlebars at 60 miles an hour…
View Post

The Best Room in the House: Hotel de Russie

Shopping in Bond Street the other day, I looked around Gucci and realised I was the only person left in London who doesn’t have a tattoo. What should I get as a reminder every morning in the shower of my one beacon of truth? Obviously, cute little animals representing your playful, lithe soul are all…
View Post

Sir Bani Yas Island

In a territory where the first paved road was laid in 1960, but which now commissions and completes new acts of architectural bravura quicker than other countries draw up plans for a bathroom extension, the resort, the last Sheikh’s place to get away from it all, comes from the UAE’s “Middle Ages”: 1971. When you…
View Post