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Luxury safari camp in Vumbura Plains

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Vumbura Plains Camp is a newly-built luxury safari camp situated in the private Vumbura concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve to the extreme north of the Okavango Delta in Botswana. The privacy of this area is one of Vumbura’s main attractions along with its great wildlife and superb all round Okavango experience. All 14 of […]

Charming chic retreat in the south of France

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Le Logis de Puygaty is a charming chic retreat in Chadurie, South Charente, France. The owners, Max & Pierre, have restored this 15th-century manor house, retaining most of the original features, stonework walls, and wood-beamed ceilings and sourcing gorgeous antiques to decorate the outhouses, barn and cottage. With a real eye for brocante (flea market […]

Amazing sand castle in the desert

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Set within a scenic oasis, at the foot of a dramatic rock-mountain, amidst the desert in Egypt, the Adrere Amellal has the feel of a place forgotten in time. The local Berbers here still live much like they have done for centuries, wearing their traditional clothing, speaking their native Siwi and harvesting the bountiful dates […]

A hotel made out of ice!

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Taking five weeks to build, the Hotel de Glace opens at the beginning of January and closes at the end of March. The hotel has several rooms, theme suites, two exhibition rooms, a cinema, chapel, large reception room, functional fireplaces, hot tubs and the famous Absolut Ice Bar. This year will mark the tenth anniversary […]

Unique fairytale house in Puglia

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The New York Times voted Puglia as southern Italy’s most up-and-coming destinations and rightly so. Villa Santoro is located in the Valle d’Itria region, of Puglia with its rolling hills, meadows and ancient olive groves. Rebuilt by a Milanese and Austrian architect/designer duo, Bricchi-Marksteiner, this is a small masseria (farmhouse) that encompasses two trulli, witch-hat […]

Strawberry Hill luxury resort in Jamaica

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Strawberry Hill Jamaica is regarded as heavenly to most visitors. Nestled amongst the Jamaican Blue Mountains, Strawberry Hill is located a few minutes drive outside the main Kingston area. The drive up the hill through narrow roads, steep cliff sides and lush green vegetation is enough to get you in the mood for a lovely […]

Luxury island living in the Maldives

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Designed by award-winning SCDA Architects, the stunning Alila Villas Hadahaa is located in the Maldives, Indian Ocean. A luxury environmentally conscious boutique resort is the first of its kind built in the atolls with the highest of environmental standards. Of the 50 minimal-impact, high-style villas, 14 are strung out along a jetty over a vibrant […]

A tropical home becomes a living sculpture

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Artist Carlos Páez Vilaró was born in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1923. He purchased a property along the eastern sea of Uruguay’s scenic Punta Ballena, in 1958, building a small, wooden lodge that over time became “Casapueblo” (“House-Village”). The sprawling compound, a whitewashed cement structure reminiscent of Mykonos, Greece, was built in stages by the artist to […]

The ultimate in zen luxury living

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Along the west coast of the Phuket peninsula sits Villa Yin, a property owned by Laurent and Chantal Broda. Villa Yin boasts 6,500 square feet of indoor space and another 4,650 square feet of balconies, decking and outdoor space.The attention to detail is astounding. Sleek materials such as dark hardwood terracing, marble and granite highlight […]

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