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In pride of place on the wall of the Jnan Amar Polo Club in Marrakech is a picture of Sir Richard Branson. Taken in 2014, it shows the grinning Virgin mogul at the first British Polo Day, held at these Moroccan grounds for the first time and contributing a tidy donation to the Eve Foundation, [...]
Even when debating the world’s most pressing issues – starvation, pollution and political repression at the World Economic Forum in Davos – the global elite still expect the luxury to which they’re accustomed. As the world's movers and shakers descended on Davos for the annual jamboree, City A.M. grabbed the chance to sample that very [...]
As I pulled up outside my hotel in Lech, a very overweight fox ambled across the road in front of our coach. I took it as a sign of good things to come. I were in Lech to enjoy some early season skiing and although the Alps had experienced one of the lowest December snowfalls [...]
In the rarefied air of Courchevel 1850, known as France’s ski playground for the wealthy, the word “only” quickly takes on a new meaning. A burger, for example, is “only” €30 on the slopes, and a duplex apartment is “only” €9.65m. But in the Rhone-Alpes prime real estate hotspot, where high-end chalets up to 3000sqm [...]
When La Manga Club opened in 1972, it was at the forefront of sports and leisure destinations across Europe. It took only two years to build the ground-breaking project in Murcia, south-east Spain, but it quickly became a celebrity hangout for sports and showbiz stars alike. Guests included Kenny Dalglish, Gordon Strachan, Juliet Binoche, Salma [...]
The iceberg looming above me is the size of an apartment block, yet despite its enormity the frozen seascape is eerily silent. I am sitting in my kayak with eight other paddlers in one of Greenland’s enormous Arctic fjords. All that breaks the calm is the snap, crackle and pop of the ice. Then, as [...]
High up a mountain, at 1,550m and with snow all around, my children are screaming with laughter as they’re swept off their surfboards by a giant wave. No, you read correctly; surfboards. We may be in what’s more commonly regarded as a skiing mecca – Courchevel, France – but if there’s one other feature this [...]
Falling asleep under the stars in the Maldives sounds like the sort of once-in-a-lifetime experience reserved for honey-mooning couples. But it could be a regular part of your life, at least for a few weeks a year, if you invest in one of the properties on sale at the newly-opened Soneva Jani, which is the [...]
As the superyachts glide across the gulf of Juan-les-Pins and vintage Porsches roll out of the multimillion pound villas on the Cap d’Antibes, it’s not hard to see how F Scott Fitzgerald found the inspiration for The Great Gatsby while looking out to sea from one of these beautiful villas. Avenues of pine trees lead [...]
Keith Perry checks out the best mountainwear for the 2014-15 season, from alpine watches to arctic parkas, light-sensitive snow goggles and transceivers. Canada Goose parka No-one knows more about surviving sub zero temperatures than the Canadians. This mid-thigh length coat comes with storm flaps, heavy duty cuffs and Coyote fur ruff (faux fur [...]
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