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Villa Leopolda, the most expensive villa in the world, is on the French Riviera

14 September

The most expensive villa in the world is on the French Riviera. More precisely, in Villefranche sur Mer, near Nice! The Villa Léopolda has been sold to the Russian billionaire, Mikhail Prokhorov, for the sum of cca 650 million euros, in 2008. It is considered to be the most expensive villa in the world, after Buckingham Palace on the first place and a house built in India in 2010, on the second place. The Villa Léopolda has known wealth, jet set parties and celebrities The name of The Villa Léopolda takes after the King Leopold II who was an avid buyer of estates on the French Riviera. Making an incredible fortune from brutal exploitation of Congo, he invested a lot in the region. He owned almost all the land in St Jean Cap Ferrat bought for only 1 franc, back in 1902. In 1919 the villa was bought by Thérèse Vitali, Countess de Beauchamp who brought a lot of modifications under the work of the architect Ogden Codman Jr. After this, the villa knew many owners. In the 1959, she sold the villa to Gianni Agnelli, the president of Fiat who turned it into a more festive place for high society parties in the 60s. Fred Astaire was a guest there, royalties, Christina Onassis and so on.

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LADERA RESORT Rabot Estate, Soufriere, St. Lucia, your dream vacation

LADERA RESORT Rabot Estate, Soufriere, St. Lucia, your dream vacation

25 June 2014

For quite a lot of travelers the conversation about the Caribbean begins and ends at the beach. But for anyone who's willing to take a broader view, the region offers charms that have little to do with surf and sand. Among ...

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Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort, your luxury travel

Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort, your luxury travel

12 June 2014

What distinguishes Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort from all the other gorgeous resorts on the so-called island of the winds?The whole place seems designed, in fact, around who they think you are - most likely a hard-working person who's coming to ...

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Bristol Paris celebrates Easter with Piaget

Bristol Paris celebrates Easter with Piaget

15 April 2014

True to its reputation of family hotel, enhanced by obtaining the award for "Best luxury family hotel" at the World Travel Awards in 2013, Le Bristol Paris reserve for Easter a lot of surprises for children of all ages.  The Sunday Easter, ...

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Chanel Launching Watch Campaign at Baselworld

Chanel Launching Watch Campaign at Baselworld

3 April 2014

Baselworld 2014, an edition for innovation and luxury. From watches, to fine jewelry and new technology on the market, great brands try to cover new places, find new niches. Chanel, for example, amazes some of the brand purist by launching a watch ...

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Modern & Contemporary Luxury in chic Paris at Le Burgundy

Modern & Contemporary Luxury in chic Paris at Le Burgundy

26 March 2014

It's rare in any city, and especially in Paris, that a new hotel immediately becomes an instant classic. In the case of Le Burgundy, however, it's not at all out of the question. Though more modest in size than some of ...

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The Standard High Line, New York - Travel with Style

The Standard High Line, New York - Travel with Style

24 February 2014

André Balazs's line of Standard hotels took its time getting to New York. Now it seems they were waiting for something big, and this is it - for a group that's made its name with clever renovations, a ground-up new build ...

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Luxury Zen style travel at Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives

Luxury Zen style travel at Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives

21 February 2014

On one level, trying to discern the differences between the upscale Maldives island resorts feels like an exercise in hair-splitting. Baby-powder white-sand beaches, the gently lapping turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, and thatched-roof bungalows stuffed to the rafters with sleek ...

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Luxury Travel - Hotels Bulgari Hotels & Resorts, Bali

Luxury Travel - Hotels Bulgari Hotels & Resorts, Bali

19 February 2014

How do you follow up a hotel like the Bulgari in Milan, where the architecture, the design, and the stunning, secluded city-center ex-monastery location conspire to produce one of Europe's finest modern hotels. Rather than hope to work the same magic ...

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