Month: August 2017

Manufacture Royale ADN

Share: Manufacture Royale marks a new era with the introduction of the ADN. Combining their iconic design with a new more contemporary aesthetic, the Manufacture Royale ADN collection emerges in stunning evolution. At the center of it all is Manufacture Royale’s ninth calibre—the MR09—designed, built, and assembled in their workshops located in Vallorbe, Switzerland. Featuring a flying tourbillon, the resolutely modern skeleton movement displays two independent time zones, each set right to the minute. Impressive as it is ingenious, the local time is indicated by a jumping-aperture disc that reveals the time as it jumps from one hour to...

Read More

Staying in a Mansion in Cusco, Peru

Share: Just two blocks from Cusco, Peru’s historic Plaza de Armas is a 16th century mansion that once belonged to the city’s mayor, Don Domingo de Artaza, from 1573-74. Built in the colonial architectural style, the estate was the essence of luxury and comfort. His granddaughter sold the home in 1618 to Alonso Perez de Villarejo, a priest from the Cusco Cathedral. In 1980 the mansion became a National Historical Heritage site, and now the Aranwa Boutique Hotel chain runs the property. While maintaining the integrity of the structure, they also take care of numerous museum pieces, including historic...

Read More

Hotel Healdsburg and Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen Announce Exclusive Partnership with Kosta Browne Winery

Share: Hotel Healdsburg, the acclaimed property located in the heart of Healdsburg; Dry Creek Kitchen, a Charlie Palmer restaurant featuring vibrant American cooking; and Kosta Browne, the highly allocated producer of world-renowed Pinot Poir and Chardonnay, are pleased to announce In Pursuit of Pinot Noir, a one-of-a-kind offering, exclusively for guests of Hotel Healdsburg. In Pursuit of Pinot Noir starts with an excursion from Hotel Healdsburg to the neighboring Russian River Valley for a reserve tour and tasting at the famed Kosta Browne Winery, which is not open to the public and currently has waitlists of two-to-three-years for its appellation wines and three-to-five-years for its single...

Read More

Book Review: On The Road With The Cooking Ladies, Let’s Get Grilling

Share: Phyllis Hinz and Lamont Mackay, The Cooking Ladies, have outdone themselves one more time with another exceptional, entertaining, easy to follow cookbook. At Luxe Beat Magazine we are familiar with their outstanding work, as they are contributors, and I personally met them when I was president of the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association. These two women continue on an ongoing lifelong journey of food and exploration. You may see their stylish motorhome on the highways or back roads of Canada and the United States, but they have also made it to Mexico and the Arctic Circle....

Read More

AccorHotels Sets Luxury Footprint in the Maldives

Share: AccorHotels announced its first luxury destination in the Maldives as of September 1, 2017 — Dhevanafushi Maldives Luxury Resort, Managed by AccorHotels. Set on the private island of Meradhoo surrounded by natural splendour, the resort will be re-positioned following further enhancements in late 2018, and join the iconic collection of Raffles hotels and resorts. Dhevanafushi Maldives Luxury Resort, Managed by AccorHotels presently boasts 21 island villas and 16 ocean villas with private pools, three restaurants, a scenic cocktail bar and an array of facilities and activities to relax, rejuvenate and reinvigorate the body, mind and spirit. These include an award...

Read More