telegraph.co.uk Archives - 29 July 2016, Friday

  • #Luxury Train Journey: Inca Rail train makes its way through #Peru

    Machu Picchu by train

    telegraph.co.uk 27 Jul '16, 8pm

    British travellers who have long dreamed of visiting the lost Incan city of Machu Picchu have cause to celebrate: BA commences direct flights to the Peru’s capital Lima in May and, for those who wish to continue their journey in comfort, a local rail company is giving small parties th...

  • Singapore street food stalls get Michelin stars

    Singapore street food stalls get Michelin star

    telegraph.co.uk 25 Jul '16, 2pm

    Chan Hon Meng, owner of Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle, said he was “very excited” by the international accolade and hopes its will encourage youth to enter the street food business, which he believes is suffering from a lack of successors and run primarily by elderly ch...

  • Take a look inside this luxurious Villa in the spectacular Wilds of #SouthAfrica

    Tarkuni Villa: at home in South Africa’s largest private game reserve -

    telegraph.co.uk 24 Jul '16, 4pm

    For those for whom tented camps will never feel quite robust enough against the wild world outside, the ne plus ultra of safari accommodation tends to be a house belonging to a family of note . The Gettys’ Homestead in the Phinda Private Game Reserve in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, fo...

  • Three tempting Argentina hotels

    telegraph.co.uk 23 Jul '16, 12pm

    Our recent article on Puna, Agentina's wild and rugged western frontier , documents the spectacular sights that await intrepid travellers who choose to explore this beautifully remote region. Should you aim to explore the area yourself, these three characterful hotels should provide s...

  • Fraud: eBay buyer lied about Louis Vuitton bag and sent back fake

    Fraud: eBay buyer lied about Louis Vuitton bag and sent back fake

    telegraph.co.uk 23 Jul '16, 7am

    A s a first-time mother, I need extra money – I no longer work as I take care of our baby. I put several bags and some unwanted items from around the house up for sale on eBay and this went well. Then I listed a Louis Vuitton Trouville bag for £450 with best offer accepted. Complying ...

  • Sipsmith Raffles Singapore sling

    telegraph.co.uk 18 Jul '16, 6pm

    T racing back to the drink as it was when it arrived at Raffles in 1915, this sling is simple and elegant. MAKES 1 INGREDIENTS 50ml Sipsmith Raffles 1915 Gin 15ml cherry brandy 15ml Benedictine liqueur 15ml freshly squeezed lemon juice soda, to top up twist of orange zest, to garnish ...

  • Fancy owning James Bond's #Rolex? One worn by George Lazenby is up for sale @Artcurial

    Lot Watch: Elie Top’s picks from Artcurial’s Fine Watches sale

    telegraph.co.uk 16 Jul '16, 10am

    E very year, French auction house Artcurial holds a series of summer sales in Monaco, comprising desirable items from vintage Hermès handbags to fine jewellery and watches. This year, to mark the 11th edition of the sales, the house has invited jewellery designer Elie Top to survey th...

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    Turkey coup: military attempt to seize power from Erdogan as low flying jets and gunfire heard in Ankara and bridges across Bosphorus in Istanbul closed

    telegraph.co.uk 15 Jul '16, 8pm

    G abriel Turner, 23, a management consultant from north London, is on holiday in Istanbul and described how there had been heavy police and security presence throughout the day before the military coup got underway after sunset. He told The Telegraph: "Earlier today there were police ...

  • Queensland's hideaway hotels and lavish retreats

    telegraph.co.uk 10 Jul '16, 3pm

    If your idea of heaven is having simple but comfortable rooms (not as luxurious as Hayman but more private), beautiful beaches and delicious food, with no fuss, this is the perfect island. There’s no turndown or room service, but you have lots of freedom to do what you like – at an al...

  • #Spain's best heritage hotels! #Luxury #Travel @AbadiaRetuerta, @paradores @Alfonso13Hotel

    Luxury travel: First class reviews & holiday recommendations

    telegraph.co.uk 10 Jul '16, 8am

    Cuisine, culture and crystal on the round-the-world Baccarat Heritage Experience

  • Stay at Captain Von Trapp house #Salzburg #Austria! Now a bed and breakfast

    The Sound of Music: The hills are alive in Salzburg

    telegraph.co.uk 09 Jul '16, 6am

    A dab hand at editing, Robert Wise not only mixed and matched Austria and Hollywood, he also juggled locations in and around Salzburg. To separate fact from cinematic fiction, I joined a Sound of Music tour. Peter, our laconic guide, explained that Captain von Trapp’s home was a combi...

  • Amazing journey along the Irrawaddy River

    Burma's Strand Cruise begins

    telegraph.co.uk 09 Jul '16, 1am

    It has been a momentous year for Burma and perhaps one of the best places from which future visitors can observe and consider the changes so dramatically altering the country will be on a languid cruise along the Irrawaddy Rive r (also known as the Ayeyarwady River). Lined by tiered p...

  • Blossom High Jewellery: Louis Vuitton's iconic monogram made precious

    telegraph.co.uk 06 Jul '16, 9am

    f course the Vuitton aesthetic is its greatest asset, but also its greatest potential flaw, being so instantly (albeit iconically) recognisable. Blossom, based on the Maison’s monogram flower motif (designed by Georges Vuitton in the late 19th century) does not shy away from its histo...

  • The rise of luxury apartments that come with hotel service

    The rise of luxury apartments that come with hotel service

    telegraph.co.uk 03 Jul '16, 10pm

    T he next wave of luxury property developments will be twinned with high-end hotels, due to the rise of the "bleisure" market, the mixing of business and leisure. Apartment blocks in London including One Hyde Park, backed by the Mandarin Oriental, One Nine Elms, which is serviced by W...

  • Britain needs a Singapore sling into the post-EU era

    Britain needs a Singapore sling into the post-EU era

    telegraph.co.uk 03 Jul '16, 5pm

    A dmittedly, if the EU said we could have tariff-free and hassle-free access to the single market without having to accept the free movement of people, without having to meet EU regulations, and without having to pay a penny into the EU budget, then of course we should jump at the cha...

  • Dubai's Burj Al Arab redefined

    telegraph.co.uk 02 Jul '16, 3pm

    Standing on an artificial island and with its curved façade built to resemble the sail of a dhow ship, Dubai’s Burj Al Arab hotel became an emblem for the city (and its unrestrained approach to architecture) when it opened in late 1999. This year the landmark is to be redefined, with ...

  • Exclusive Private Hideaway in the #Seychelles

    Cousine Island, the Seychelles' private hideaway

    telegraph.co.uk 30 Jun '16, 10am

    It’s hard to conceive of a childhood more idyllic than Kirsten Keeley’s. Rather than lingering at home in South Africa, she would spend school holidays on Cousine Island, her grandfather’s private island in the Seychelles . Summer days were whiled away just below the equator, explorin...

  • Singapore bank halts London mortgage lending following Brexit:

    Singapore bank halts London mortgage lending following Brexit

    telegraph.co.uk 30 Jun '16, 7am

    A sian news agencies cited an email from a UOB member of staff saying: "We will temporarily stop receiving foreign property loan applications for London properties. "As the aftermath of the UK referendum is still unfolding and given the uncertainties, we need to ensure our customers a...

  • Passenger films blaze on board Singapore Airlines after plane makes emergency landing

    Fire on board Singapore Airlines plane filmed by passenger after aircraft makes emergency landing

    telegraph.co.uk 27 Jun '16, 6am

    "Passengers disembarked through stairs and were transported to the terminal building by bus. Passengers will be transferred to another aircraft which is expected to depart for Milan later today," the statement said. The SIA flight, SQ368, departed at 2:05 am, but about two hours into ...

  • New Museums to astonish Travellers for generations to come

    Museums of the future

    telegraph.co.uk 23 Jun '16, 3pm

    Dubai's latest tourist attraction is to be its Museum of the Future , which will act as a showcase for the innovations that will shape how we live in the decades to come, and a meeting point for the innovators and financiers who bring them into existence. It's due for completion in 20...

  • Winklevoss twins launch bitcoin exchange in the UK

    Winklevoss twins launch bitcoin exchange in the UK

    telegraph.co.uk 21 Jun '16, 5am

    “We know there’s been a lot of demand for our services in the UK, we know there’s a strong desire, New York and London are financial capitals of the world and speak the same language,” Tyler Winklevoss said. It comes amid resurgent interest in the digital currency, which has seen its ...

  • Skype inventor Jaan Tallinn wants to use Bitcoin technology to save the world

    Skype inventor Jaan Tallinn wants to use Bitcoin technology to save the world

    telegraph.co.uk 20 Jun '16, 5pm

    M r Tallinn decided to apply blockchain principles to solve social ills after reading a blog asserting that humanity’s biggest problems all have something in common . “They are all locked in an equilibrium where the players cannot change the outcome of the game,” Mr Tallinn said. “If ...

  • Top 10: the best #luxury #hotels in #Venice

    Top 10: the best luxury hotels in Venice - Telegraph Travel

    telegraph.co.uk 18 Jun '16, 4pm

    A five-star grande dame on Venice’s waterfront. It's on the Riva degli Schiavoni, a few minutes from St Mark’s Square facing San Giorgio Maggiore and Santa Maria della Salute churches across the lagoon. The building comprises three linked palazzi including the 14th-century Palazzo Dan...

  • Here are the best modern Californian Houses

    Hot Property: Californian modern

    telegraph.co.uk 18 Jun '16, 2pm

    Art throughout Oriole Way was curated by the Michael Kohn Gallery. The main level comprises a spacious Italian-designed kitchen (there is an additional catering kitchen) that flows into a sitting/media room which leads out to the pool and terrace. On the same floor there is a more for...

  • Mulberry triples profits after handbag price cuts

    telegraph.co.uk 16 Jun '16, 2pm

    P rofits at Mulberry have tripled in the last year after the British handbag maker refashioned its strategy towards more affordable luxury leather goods. Mulberry’s chief executive Thierry Andretta said the return to growth in sales and profits gave the company “strong foundations” fo...

  • Mulberry triples profits after handbag price cuts

    telegraph.co.uk 16 Jun '16, 12pm

    P rofits at Mulberry have tripled in the last year after the British handbag maker refashioned its strategy towards more affordable luxury leather goods. Mulberry’s chief executive Thierry Andretta said the return to growth in sales and profits gave the company “strong foundations” fo...

  • #Travel

    Inside the new M Social Singapore by Philippe Starck | Telegraph Travel

    telegraph.co.uk 15 Jun '16, 3pm

    Philippe Starck is synonymous with the cult of the boutique hotel. He designed some of the earliest Nineties prototypes, including the aggressively white Delano in Miami. The French-born 67-year-old went on to envision some of the most iconic hotel interiors in the world, from Cocteau...

  • Amazing Tour: From the Arctic to #Antarctica

    From the Arctic to Antarctica by private jet

    telegraph.co.uk 12 Jun '16, 6pm

    Travellers with the time and means to travel from one end of the world to the other usually venture on a west-to-east route, but a new 11-day tour turns that convention on its head by taking participants from the Arctic Circle to Antarctica by private jet. Limited to just 10 customers...

  • Take a look inside this spectacular Icehotel

    Inside Sweden's 25th Icehotel

    telegraph.co.uk 11 Jun '16, 6pm

    In the "Hot Type" suite, letterpress types, hand-carved in blocks of ice, protrude from the wall on the far side of the room, appearing in print on the opposing wall. John Bark and Charli Kasselbäck both work as graphic designers and are typography enthusiasts. "This suite is a heartf...

  • These world's largest superyachts are extravagant

    Lürssen shipbuilders: history in pictures -

    telegraph.co.uk 04 Jun '16, 7pm

    Now celebrating its 140th anniversary, we look back at the moments that have made Germany's Lürssen one of the world's preeminent shipbuilders Friedrich Lürssen, the company's founder and the son of a boatyard owner, trained as a boat builder and set up on his own in 1875 rather than ...