Natasha Lee

In Spite of Turmoil, Nicaragua’s Cigars Keep on Rolling

Nicaragua has long had a history of civil unrest, and as anyone who follows the news recently is aware, it is once again a country in chaos. Rioting, road closures, and even slayings are all too commonplace in this region. As a result, the U.S. government has now issued a Level 3 travel alert for Nicaragua, which […]

A Rare J.M.W. Turner Up for Auction in London

Among the highlights in a sale of Old Master and British Works on Paper at Sotheby’s in London on July 4 is Joseph Mallord William Turner’s stunning watercolour The Lake of Lucerne from Brunnen. “Commissioned in 1842, The Lake of Lucerne from Brunnen is part of a celebrated group of 25 ‘finished’ Swiss landscapes that the artist made during the […]

Ocean House Offers Floating Luxury on the Edge of the World

So few accessible adventure travel destinations—think relatively untouched places where ancient cultures and pristine nature still coexist in harmony—remain that feel truly authentic. But Canada’s Haida Gwaii, often described as the Galapagos of the North, ranks among them. And now, visitors to this remote, mist-shrouded archipelago off the northern coast of British Columbia can experience renowned Haida culture […]

The Macallan’s newest whisky dresses in all black

Since its introduction in 2013, each release of the Macallan M series of single-malt whiskies has been bottled in handblown Lalique crystal decanters—after all, they are the perfect format to showcase the dramatically deeper and darker amber colours of these annual limited editions. However, the new 750 mL Macallan M Black MMXVII, which was bottled in 2017 as the sixth […]

Why We Need Spirits That Are Made for a Woman’s Palate

A decade ago, Nicola Nice was developing brand strategies for spirits such as Bacardi and Campari when she encountered a question she just couldn’t shake. “Despite the fact that women participate in almost equal numbers as men in drinking spirits, I couldn’t understand why they were being completely underrepresented in the brand space,” says the […]

WATCH: Aston Martin debuts an all-new DBS Superleggera coupe

Aston Martin has unveiled its magnificent new Super GT flagship, the DBS Superleggera. With DBS, Aston Martin is reviving an iconic nameplate that first appeared in 1967, while Superleggera pays homage to the innovative lightweight construction methods pioneered by Italian coachbuilder, Touring. The sleek coupe will replace the carmaker’s esteemed Vanquish S and weighs 121kg […]

Rossano Ferretti and the Secret to “Happy Hair”

He may be known as “the most luxurious hairdresser in the world,” but Rossano Ferretti has no use for such titles. The 40-year veteran—whose Il Metodo technique follows the natural folds and texture of hair—cares only about “happy hair,” as he calls it. Here, the maestro of manes tells us why trends are a waste of time—and why trying […]

You Can Buy This Island For Just £150,000

The UK is selling off an island for less than the price it costs to buy a one-bedroom apartment in some cities around the world. For just $700,00, you could become the proud owner of Stack Rock Fort, a heritage-listed fortification off the coast of Milford Haven in Pembrokeshire, southwest Wales. The fortification was built […]

Jewels Once Owned By Marie Antoinette Set To Go Under The Hammer

Jewellery which once belonged to France’s last Queen, Marie Antoinette, will be auctioned off by Sotheby’s in November. The collection includes gems which were smuggled out of France in 1791 during the Revolution. While preparing for her family’s escape from France, the royal wrapped her precious jewels and shipped them to Brussels, before they were […]

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