(a pre-covid memory)
I am one of those females who loves organising other people’s lives – call me manipulative if you must – but I just know when two people would be perfect for each other – even if they don’t know it. So if a friend breaks up with their partner, they know where to come. Unfortunately there have been, well, quite a few disasters in my match making career – one of the most recent involving a stump grinder and a tree surgeon but that’s another story.
It may be a year or two before we can venture back to Hawaii, but with an election concentrating our thoughts on the US, let’s also focus on something more pleasant such as a stay at the Grand Hyatt in Kauai.
Daniel Resnik finds a luxurious guest house in Byron Bay
Byron Bay is located on the far north eastern corner of NSW. Surrounded by some of the cleanest surf waves in Australia, it’s bordered by lush farms and hinterland. It’s also home to Australia’s most Eastern point, made iconic by the ‘Cape Byron Lighthouse’.
Insider Knowledge Courtesy of The Rees Hotel’s concierge team
Who doesn’t like to live like a local? The Rees Hotel’s concierge team has put their heads together for some tips for your next visit to Queenstown which will hopefully be soon!
The island of Inchconnachan situated on Loch Lomond whilst not the home of James Bond is very close to a Sky Fall lifestyle. The 42 hectare property which has been owned by the Colquhoun family for more than seven hundred years is for sale for overs over 500,000 pounds. The island is located around 40 km from Glasgow airport and a stone’s throw from the award winning Loch Lomond distillery.
The Beaumont is an institution in a disused carpark. This quirky abode can be found on a quiet garden square moments from Selfridges and a few minutes’ walk to Hyde Park, Grosvenor Square and Bond Street. The ambience of the gardens are one of peace. Perhaps this is because according to the British History website the law states it is forbidden to quarrel in these gardens. So if you’re feeling a bit irritable check to see there’s no bobby lurking with a ticket book.
Private jet travel has nearly returned to pre pandemic levels. Gogo Business Aviation reports that in mid April its business dropped to providing broadband services for just 378 flights per day but by the beginning of July that number has increased to 3200 flights per day. Pre pandemic it was servicing approximately 3500 flights per day.
In the world of luxury social distancing is being taken to the next level. Thank goodness the hotels are offering such spacious luxury but it does come at a price. Below are five of the most luxurious suites and most expensive where you can savour your own breath while delighting in the hedonistic pleasures. Prices are in US dollars and are approximate but loose change for some. Kerry Packer was once at a casino on a high rollers table when a guy was close by making a fuss that he wasn’t allowed on to the table. “I’m worth a hundred million,” he announced loudly. “I’ll flip you for it,” said Kerry.