Chefs have recently become increasingly popular. And being a successful chef no longer means just spending several hours in the kitchen, sweating over the hot stove and commandeering an army of obedient staff. So what makes a good chef the best in the world? There is a lot of speculation around this topic, and several culinary experts wish to have a say in who is allowed access to this coveted Olympus. We introduce some of the best celebrity chefs of the world, Alain Ducasse, Beatrice Segoni, Christian Sinicropi, Gordon Ramsay,Heinz Beck, Heinz Winkler, Jacques Lameloise, Jean-George Vongerichten, Joel Robuchon, Lionel Rigolet, Nobu Matsuhisa, Stratos Kalathakis, Sotiris Evangelou and many others the Best chefs in the world. Well, cooking skills aren’t really enough: talent, imagination, creativity and training are all must haves. And those get you Michelin Stars. Greatness is, therefore, elusive, and it has blessed those chefs that had more than whimsy and skills. It blessed those chefs that were able to make food entertainment and passion, beyond the ephemeral experience of food, gaining industry and customer recognitio.
Monday, July 30, 2012
Just like her name says, Diamonds Are Forever is a luxury yacht, inspired by James Bond. Actually, its owner Mr. John Staluppi, who is a big fan of James Bond, christened yacht and made it fit for 007 agent himself. This 61m (200-foot) long Benetti Custom motor yacht, that was built last year,
is now available for chartering!
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Saturday, July 28, 2012
I’m sure we can all agree that the Seychelles Archipelago is one of the most jaw dropping places in the world. The North Island, part of the Farquhar group of islands in the Seychelles, is the location of the magnificent North Island Lodge.
A mere 15-minute helicopter from the Seychelles International Airport, the North Island greets guests with incredible views, a palm-covered mountain to the left and a rocky mountain to the right, as you approach the luxury resort – a magnificent entrance for someone as important as the resort’s guests.
It consists of 11 handcrafted villas, distributed all along the main beach of Ille du Nord eco-reserve. They are raised above the ground, so that tourists can feel the extremely fine Indian Ocean breezes and feature private gardens and miles of pristine beaches. There are plunge pools and outdoor showers available as well, fitting this private corner of civilization with everything you might need.
In addition, you can opt for scuba diving among the gorgeous coral reefs hidden by the waves, take part at deep-sea fishing adventures or embark on a sunset cruise towards Silhouette Island. There’s more, as the villas are equipped with mountain bikes and golf carts, to facilitate access towards other parts of the island.
And, above all, there’s the Sunset Beach Bar, a place of beauty and relaxation, where you can enjoy the finest cocktails in a calm, breezy atmosphere. Brutus, a 160 year old tortoise, is one of the main attractions on the island. Who knows, maybe your grand-grand-grandparents played with it while it was young.
This extremely high-rated resort’s nightly price tags start at €1,835. The tropics await you splendid arrival!
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(c) Passion4Luxury 2012
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
A legend in the heart of a vibrant city, in close proximity to the Brandenburg Gate – perhaps the most famous historical landmark in Germany. Feel the unique charm and capture the irresistible magic and allure of this metropolis. Welcome to the legendary Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin.
Built around 1907, it was the dreamcome-true of Lorenz Adlon. Soon the high nobility of Europe, kings and emperors, foreign dignitaries, industrialists and political leaders graced the iconic hotel which was – and still is – a legend, famous for its luxury and extravagance.
The fabulous Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin embodies sophisticated elegance and splendor, never fails to enchant with impeccable service, world-class amenities, unsurpassed luxury and a truly unique location right next to the famous Brandenburg Gate.
The luxury Berlin hotel even has its own butler service. It is the person who always welcomes you with a smile in your suite… who anticipates your needs before you even know you have them… A silent shadow when you need some rest and available at your call at all times… The person who will meet and exceed all of your expectations of a perfect
stay at the luxury Berlin hotel.
The pool, gym and day spa are havens of luxury and tranquility: indoor heated pool, Jacuzzi, various saunas and steam baths as well as a host of spa treatments create an unsurpassed sense of total well-being, relaxation and vitality.
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Sunday, July 15, 2012
Clinging on to the edge of a cliff Château Eza can be found in the thousand-year-old medieval village of Eze, more than 400 metres above the Mediterranean Sea, on the French Riviera, tucked away in one of the most enchanting locations on the Côte d’Azur.
With its uninterrupted panoramic views over the Cote d’Azur, Chateau Eza has reopened its doors after five months refurbishment. Only the 400 year old walls have remained untouched at this world famous boutique hotel and Michelin stared restaurant.
Once home to Prince William of Sweden, architects Alain Bennati and Alain Cecchetti of Cabinet Art-Tec had to incorporate authenticity and conservation aspects into the brief. Only the most exceptional European materials were used including; warm terracotta and Italian Emperado for the bedrooms and Travertine and Carrera marble for the bathrooms. Golden Fleur-de-Lis adorns the in-suite fabrics combined with the finest Egyptian cotton linens for the bedding.
With a focus on creating the ambience of romance, featured rooms have been masterfully accented with tones such as ‘lavish noble whites’ and ‘French royal inspired blues’. Six out of the 11 rooms have real working chimneys and the rustic Sarrazin bedroom rock walls give an air of authenticity. LED lighting has been used throughout the hotel, in-floor heating, geothermal windows and LED flat screen TVs only the of reclamation practices have been used to retain exposed ancient wood beams and rare parquet hardwood flooring.
All of the 11 exquisitely refurbished suites have luxurious en-suite bathrooms with some of the toilets costing €9,000 each.The ‘Chateau’ and ‘Panoramic’ suites feature large private outdoor terraces with Jacuzzis and the indoor shower/steam rooms are set to be a luxurious trademark of the hotel’s signature suites. Guests can expect only the crème de la crème at Chateau Eza.
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