telegraph.co.uk Archives - 28 September 2016, Wednesday

  • #Luxury #Travel

    The renaissance of Matera, Italy's startling cave town

    telegraph.co.uk 20 Sep '16, 6pm

    The walls are rock, the floor rough-hewn, the only light a single carved hole. Traces of the outside world intrude, but they are few: dappled sunlight, an old table, a wooden chest, a rickety chair. A cave, then, but not any cave – not with an under-heated floor that is warm to the to...

  • Taxidermy cat handbag sparks outrage

    Taxidermy cat handbag sparks outrage

    telegraph.co.uk 20 Sep '16, 11am

    M s Hobbs told Stuff the bag was made from a feral cat that was “hit by a car on backwash country road.” She kept it in her freezer for three months before transforming it into a bag. The Trade Me listing has attracted a number of negative comments. “This is disgusting. Not the slight...

  • via @telefashion

    Maisie Williams' £39 Emmys handbag proves Charles & Keith is the new high street label to know

    telegraph.co.uk 19 Sep '16, 10am

    G ame Of Thrones star Maisie Williams always approaches red carpet styling in her own way, and at last night's Emmys once again she went against the satin-gown norm. While her custom made embroidered Markus Lupfer gown, green eyeshadow and ruffled Louboutins all show off her playful a...

  • This luxurious Resort is perfect for those who want to explore beautiful Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka's return to glory

    telegraph.co.uk 18 Sep '16, 8am

    T his year Sri Lanka hopes 2.2 million holidaymakers will visit the country. It’s quite an ambition given that as recently as 2009, admittedly the year its 26-year civil war ended, it was attracting fewer than 450,000 people. But the island has much to recommend it as destination: anc...

  • Singapore

    Singapore Grand Prix 2016: Nico Rosberg wins to move ahead of Lewis Hamilton in Drivers' Championship

    telegraph.co.uk 18 Sep '16, 7am

    T his one was a difficult watch for the first hour and a half, particularly so for the marshal who was still left on the side of the track as the race restarted on lap three following Nico Hülkenberg’s impact with the wall at the start. But in a flash it turned from tiresome to thrill...

  • via @TeleProperty

    How does London compare to the most expensive cities in the world?

    telegraph.co.uk 14 Sep '16, 2pm

    L ondon has also fallen – in comparative rather than absolute terms – in the league table of buying a property outright. From number two last year, London has sunk to fourth place in the list of most expensive cities in which to buy: the average apartment costs $734.18 per square foot...

  • One enchanted evening bag: How Cartier bejewelled the humble handbag

    One enchanted evening bag: How Cartier bejewelled the humble handbag

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

    A statement necklace can be a fine thing, but a desire for more esoteric luxury calls for an owl. An owl fashioned out of gold, rose-cut diamonds and four emerald cabochons, to be precise, and one whose wings frame a pouch of the finest gold mesh, no larger than a deck of cards. This ...

  • Hotel Suites with amazing views: overlooking pristine coasts & perfect cloud forests

    Hotel suites with spectacular views - Luxury

    telegraph.co.uk 10 Sep '16, 11am

    It's a given that luxury hotels' best suites offer incredible comfort and a host of special amenities, so sometimes it takes a truly incredible view to set these abodes apart. Capitalising on the properties' enviable prospects, all of the suites shown here offer panoramas that provide...

  • First Grace Kelly, now Taylor Swift: How Mark Cross- a handbag brand that fashion forgot- made a beguiling comeback

    First Grace Kelly, now Taylor Swift: How Mark Cross- a handbag brand that fashion forgot- made a beguiling comeback

    telegraph.co.uk 10 Sep '16, 6am

    F ounded in 1845 in Boston by Henry Cross, an Irish immigrant, the company began as a saddlery and harness maker. By the early 20th century, it had been acquired by Patrick Murphy of New York. But it was his son Gerald who imbued the label with glamour and panache – although when he f...

  • Meet J&M Davidson: the stylish couple behind fashion insider’s beloved handbag line https://t.co/pPmLFhXWdH

    Meet J&M Davidson: the stylish couple behind fashion insider’s beloved handbag line

    telegraph.co.uk 10 Sep '16, 5am

    P oncho, £455, J&M Davidson ; Trouser, £580, J&M Davidson ; and Greta bag, £1425, J&M Davidson. The thing about being under the radar is that existing fans tend to love it. But businesses need regular growth spurts to keep investors smiling. J&M has the Japanese on board [it is backed...

  • Singapore confirms 40 cases of Zika and fears more to come

    Singapore confirms 40 cases of Zika and fears more to come

    telegraph.co.uk 28 Aug '16, 3pm

    Singapore has confirmed 41 cases of locally-transmitted Zika virus, mostly among foreign construction workers, and said it expected more cases to be identified. All but seven of those infected have fully recovered, the health ministry and the National Environment Agency (NEA) said in ...

  • Amazing Luxury villas in Ibiza

    Luxury villas in ibiza spain | Luxury villas in Ibiza - Luxury

    telegraph.co.uk 28 Aug '16, 10am

    The previous image shows the pool at Island Tagomago but there's plenty more on offer here. Guests who rent the property enjoy exclusive use of the entire private island, which stands just 900 metres from Ibiza itself. The exceptional privacy means it's perfect for boisterous parties,...

  • Baltic Exchange to remain in City after sale to Singapore Exchange

    Baltic Exchange to remain in City after sale to Singapore Exchange

    telegraph.co.uk 22 Aug '16, 3pm

    B altic Exchange members – made up of ship brokers and owners, trading houses, freight companies, insurers and maritime lawyers – have still to vote on the offer for it to go ahead, but SGX has received the backing of 74pc of voting shares already. For the deal to go ahead, 75pc suppo...

  • Inside the making of Louis Vuitton's first fragrance collection: Woozy roses and CO2 extraction

    Inside the making of Louis Vuitton's first fragrance collection: Is this the world's most fashionable perfume?

    telegraph.co.uk 17 Aug '16, 5am

    “It’s really a little like working for a start-up,” explains Cavallier. “LV may be huge huge, but we had to create everything from scratch”. That includes sourcing all their ingredients (the sharp, tangy Roses de Mai of Grasse smells very different from the rich, woozy roses of Bulgar...

  • Passengers flee Tanjong metro in Singapore as carriage fills with smoke

    Passengers flee Tanjong metro in Singapore as carriage fills with smoke

    telegraph.co.uk 15 Aug '16, 8am

    T his is the moment frightened passengers in Singapore fled a metro carriage as it began filling up with smoke. Many covered their noses to protect themselves from the grey smoke billowing out of a carriage at Tanjong metro station in central Singapore. Some paused to take photographs...

  • Amazing Chinese Resorts are redefining the Travel Experience in the Orient

    Eastern promise: new Chinese resorts

    telegraph.co.uk 15 Aug '16, 2am

    Earlier this month on March 8, the long-running legal dispute over the ownership of Aman Resorts was finally settled in the High Court in London in favour of Vladislav Doronin, who as the statement put it, “continues to be in full control of the luxury hotel group… and is excited at b...

  • Maldives Private Island Resort for those who want to be alone but with every comfort

    Exclusive Maldives: Cheval Blanc Randheli's Owner's Villa

    telegraph.co.uk 14 Aug '16, 1pm

    S ituated on a soccer-pitch-sized island, with beaches front and back, the villa has a personal overwater spa, a detached villa for friends , a private jetty and several outside dining areas. Days drift by as guests are attended to by a dedicated team of valets and butlers who arrive ...

  • Michael Phelps beaten by Singapore swimmer eight years after he met him as a 13-year-old fan

    Joseph Schooling beats Michael Phelps to Olympic gold - eight years after he met him as a 13-year-old fan

    telegraph.co.uk 13 Aug '16, 3pm

    S chooling's shock triumph represented his country's first ever gold medal and capped off a fairytale story for the 21-year-old. The Singapore swimmer's surprise victory is all the more remarkable for the fact that Schooling met Michael Phelps when he was just 13 in 2008. Schooling go...

  • She is referring to this, worn by our water polo team in 2010.

    Singapore water polo team in hot water over trunks design

    telegraph.co.uk 13 Aug '16, 3am

    The red and white trunks feature elements of Singapore's national flag, five stars and a crescent moon jutting up from the groin, leaving a somewhat unfortunate impression. Singapore's government has rebuked the team which is competing at the Asian Games in Guangzhou, China, for faili...

  • Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel Review | Travel

    telegraph.co.uk 11 Aug '16, 4pm

    Marriott Singapore has the most enviable location of all hotel properties in the prime Orchard Road district. It is situated no more than five minutes away from the Orchard MRT station via a linked underground walkway and right next to local fashion retail icon, Tangs at Tang Plaza. A...

  • Singapore: from colonial backwater to high-tech city state

    telegraph.co.uk 09 Aug '16, 11am

    When Lee died in 2015, The Telegraph's obituary stated: "Stability and economic progress were, for him, unequivocally higher priorities than western notions of freedom. The result was the transformation of Singapore from a mosquito-ridden colonial trading post and military base to a p...

  • Luxury Voyage to the amazing Komodo Island with its spectacular Wildlife

    Komodo Island: set sail for dragons

    telegraph.co.uk 07 Aug '16, 1pm

    On the walls of the admissions office in Loh Buaya, on Rinca Island, splatters of blood on a wall attest to the ferocity of the creatures that have put Komodo and its neighbouring Indonesian islands on the map. “Dragons can smell blood from three miles away,” says our guide Suleiman O...

  • Amazing #luxury Hotel on the shore of this spectacular Sea

    Spa review: Watsu at Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay, Bodrum

    telegraph.co.uk 06 Aug '16, 6pm

    The goal: Unlocking tension and unwinding. Too many hours spent hunched over my computer had fossilised my neck and shoulders and my default mood seemed set on snappy. The treatment: Watsu, an aqua therapy that combines the comfort of warm water with the therapeutic benefits of shiats...

  • Exclusive Spa Break: #Luxury Retreat for your Wellbeing with the Alps as a stunning backdrop

    Spa review: a health overhaul at Lonhea

    telegraph.co.uk 06 Aug '16, 5pm

    The goal: I spend my life in offices, at functions, on planes and in hotels, hence my body size (the largest it has ever been) and my level of fitness (dire; I pant running up stairs). What I needed was time off to help me refocus on my health rather than my deadlines. The treatment: ...

  • Luxury villas in Majorca - Luxury

    telegraph.co.uk 05 Aug '16, 11pm

    The largest of the Balearic islands, Majorca's constant sunshine is increasingly drawing glamorous homeowners and holidaymakers.All of these private and tastefully appointed luxury villas have availability this summer and are well placed for the island's many beautiful beaches, tradit...

  • The world's best hotel villas - Luxury

    telegraph.co.uk 05 Aug '16, 8pm

    Once, guests booked in a hotel's penthouse or presidential suite could be confident they had secured the best abode in the property, but as consumers seek ever more privacy, things have changed. Just opened at Las Ventanas al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico, the Ty War...

  • Lusting after a new handbag? Here's your ultimate edit of the best ones to buy now

    Lusting after a new handbag? Here's your ultimate edit of the best ones to buy now

    telegraph.co.uk 03 Aug '16, 6am

    B uying your “back to school” bag can be both an exciting and a daunting prospect. Having scoured the shops, we’ve found that if you’re a fan of yellow, you’re in luck – this season it’s everywhere. Don’t be afraid of colours traditionally associated with high summer (think orange, re...

  • #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 star

    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...