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Where in the World are the Biggest Yacht Conventions?

Friday, August 20th, 2021


As home to more superyachts than any other country in the world, the US is known for its love of water-based activities, particularly those with a luxury angle. Which is why it’s no surprise that many of the luxury rentals on Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale have private docks with water access to enjoy. Hand-in-hand with this, is some of the best yachting events that take over the towns annually.

While you’ll find that most of the big yachting conventions take place in the States, there’s also a number of international events to add to your bucket-list too. From the coast of Monaco to the shores of Dubai, here’s six of the most popular yacht shows in the world over the next year.

The Monaco Yacht Show (22-25 September 2021)
With more billionaires per capita than any other square foot in the world, it’s no secret that Monaco is a haven for high-rollers. Take a day trip from your villa rental St Tropez and rub shoulders with the rich and famous, in this high-calibre event. From the Monacho Yacht Summit to the opportunity to board the latest superyachts available for charter or purchase, this is one yachting soiree, that you won’t want to miss.
www.monacoyachtshow.com

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (October 27-31, 2021)
Widely regarded as the biggest (and best) boat show in the world, the FLIBS takes over 278,00 square metres across seven locations when it comes to town.

During the week-long event, a jet-set crowd descend on the many luxury villa rentals in the area, with a real buzz in Fort Lauderdale at this time. It’s easy to see why, with so many luxury yachts for sale, and over 1,500 boats on display, those from near and far come to ogle at the $4 billion haul of superyachts on show. It’s simply unmissable.
www.flibs.com

Antigua Yacht Show (December 4-9, 2021)
Celebrating its 60th year, the annual Antigua Charter is held at a UNESCO World Heritage site this year, with the celebrations in full swing. This fun and friendly show brings together the best of the best in Caribbean culture, with of course, the superyachts taking centre stage.
www.antiguayachtshow.com

Miami International Boat Show (February 16-20, 2022)
A favorite in the calendar, the Miami Boat Show is a stalwart in yachting circles, bringing together an international clique of yacht lovers. Spread across three venues, from the Harbour to South Beach, it’s one of the busiest and most exciting times to visit – as long as you book your Miami villa in good time. This family-friendly event showcases the latest models for sale, an education centre and VIP experiences for everyone to enjoy.
www.miamiboatshow.com

Dubai International Boat Show (March 18 – 22 2022)
The UAE brings another level of prestige and glamour to yachting events, as seen at the annual Dubai International. Attracting a global audience of boat lovers, it’s an opportunity to mingle with the very best in class, amongst is maritime neighbourhood in Dubai Harbour.

From the show’s biggest-ever boat to the renowned Adastra Trimaran, all are on show to enjoy in their full glory, you won’t be disappointed.
www.boatshowdubai.com

Palm Beach International Boat Show (March 24-27, 2022)
And, it’s back to Florida for one of the finest Yacht and Boat shows this side of paradise. Perfectly located on West Palm Beach waterfront, near to all the luxury Miami rentals, you’ll find this popular show, which is always a hit with families. With day tickets available, it makes for an enjoyable day out, with free fishing clinics for the kids and nautical activities to try out.

With yachts upon superyachts on display, it’s a spectacular event, attended by boat enthusiasts, locals and exhibitors. https://www.pbboatshow.com

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Four Blissful Beach Wedding Destinations

Thursday, July 8th, 2021

When it comes to saying ‘I do’, a beach wedding is one of the most popular options for newlyweds looking for far-flung romance. So much so, that many luxury villa rentals around the world now offer local wedding coordinators for couples tying the knot.

If the thought of gentle waves hitting the shoreline, sand between your toes, and beams of sunlight gracing your guests, is your idea of the perfect wedding then read on. Here are six stunning locations for a blissful beach wedding.

Fall in love in Ibiza
It’s said that the magical island of Ibiza has a spiritual draw that brings people back to the island time and again. From its breathtaking sunsets, to its hedonistic hideaways, the white isle is very much about reconnecting with all your senses. It’s no wonder that Ibiza vacation rentals get booked so far in advance, with an ever-growing demand.

For a truly memorable and iconic wedding day, Ibiza is the perfect canvas. Whether you choose to head over to the paradise island of Formenterra, or clink champagne classes at Cala Llonga beach, there are 80 immaculate beaches to choose from. And when the party is all over, another is just beginning somewhere on the island!

Mesmerising Miami
Miami is a city that has it all; a vibrant nightlife, world-class cuisine, and some of the most pristine beaches in the US. For this reason, it’s a top destination for couples looking to elope in style, and enjoy the trappings of the many luxury rentals Miami Beach has to offer. South Beach may be popular with hipsters and the work-out crowd, but it’s also a beautiful setting for exchanging vows. If, however, you’re seeking white sand and landscaped dunes, a bit further north you’ll find Haulover Beach – one of the best settings for beach weddings. And, after all the fun is over, you’ve still got the excitement of Miami to discover!

Sizzling romance in Saint-Tropez
The Cote d’Azure is known for its chic glamour and jet-set community with discerning taste. As such, you can expect the very best from your stay, typically on a superyacht or stunning villa rental Saint-Tropez. With a temperate climate, uninterrupted views out to sea, and miles upon miles of golden beaches, it’s no wonder that it’s a prime destination for saying ‘I do’.

Nikki Beach is a favourite with A-listers, especially between peak season of May to September. Or, if you fancy doing a Brad and Angelina, whisk yourself off to the countryside in Correns as they did to tie the knot.

Seductive Saint-Barth
In recent years, couples have combined their wedding and honeymoon all in one, to make the most of jetting away. For all this and more, the idyllic island of Saint-Bath is the perfect getaway. Here you can enjoy chic coastal views combined with world-class hospitality and a warm West-Indies welcome. This daydream setting is also perfect for eloping, be it from your luxury Saint-Barths mansion, from a quaint church in the hillside, or from the ever-charming Shell Beach. With so many award-winning beaches and yacht-filled harbors to discover at your leisure, it’s the ultimate way to ease yourself in to married life.

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Great Escapes for Couples Seeking Solace

Thursday, April 29th, 2021

If the recent global pandemic didn’t give you enough time to be alone, we’ve got just the ticket. Created with couples in mind, we’ve chosen five of the most magical luxury villas nestled in tranquil surroundings.

So, whether you’re seeking romance, time-out, or just a different setting to slip into, here’s five must-visit destinations. From the windswept views across the Amalfi Coast, to the glitz and glamour of Mykonos, and the indulgence and charm of Sardinia, take your pick…

The Amalfi Coast
With quaint roads, panoramic views and hidden gems at every turn, there’s few places that ooze romance and charm quite like the Amalfi Coast. It’s the ideal location for couples looking to enjoy each other’s company, while benefitting from beautiful restaurants within stumbling distance. At Villa Fabiana you can hide away from the world and fall in love with all that’s great about Italy. It truly embodies La Dolce Vita.

French Riviera
The French countryside is unapparelled when it comes to total escapism. It’s easy to see why it has spawned so many great artists, with breathtaking vistas and rolling hills to capture. This also bodes well for couples looking to get away from their busy lives. Located close to the village of Mougins, where Picasso once resided, Villa Gloria is an idyllic luxury villa rental set within pristine gardens. With its own private pool, and views of fields and the countryside, it’s a firm favourite with those seeking refuge in blissful surroundings.

Mykonos
When you just want fun in the sun, Mykonos is the place to go! With views out to sea, Villa Kendra is the perfect choice for pressing reset and spending quality time with a loved one. Soak up the Mediterranean sunshine and enjoy a good book by the pool, as you recharge your batteries. Idyllic without being isolated, this luxury villa rental is well located to the many vibrant beach bars and restaurants in the area, just in case you find yourself missing the bright lights!

St-Tropez
For all the jet-set feels with a touch of beach boutique thrown in, St-Tropez is a popular destination for couples. Here you can enjoy leisurely walks on the promenade, followed by a gentle boat ride over to Cannes for lunch. There’s glorious stretches of golden beaches at every turn, some quieter than others, depending on the vibe you’re after. At Villa Felicia you’re even within walking distance of iconic Club 55, for when you feel the need to let loose.

Sardinia
For indulgence and decadence, the insatiable island of Sardinia is a wonderful place to get-away from it all. With 2,000km of rugged coastline and literally hundreds of beaches to discover, you can easily lose track of time, as you immerse yourself in island living. Porto Cervo is a favourite with couples and discerning travellers, with its five-star restaurants, luxury rentals, marine harbour and A-list fanbase. With views out to sea, it doesn’t get better than Villa Viviana – a five-bedroom home that’s perfectly placed in the hillside and within reach of local beaches and attractions. If you’re looking for a seductive sanctuary by the sea, you might just have found it!

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GET BACK TO NATURE IN THESE FIVE DESTINATONS

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

As the saying goes, the best things in life are free. And recently we’ve all come to realise that the simple beauty of nature is one of the greatest gifts we have.

This has given rise to a growing demand in ‘great outdoors’ holidays and time out in quiet, secluded destinations. However, that doesn’t mean that you need to forgo all the luxuries of modern living. In fact, many of our luxury home rentals are positioned in and near beauty spots, from soothing waterfront villas to eco-lodges in the rainforest.

So, what are you waiting for? Here’s five destinations with nature firmly on the agenda.

Costa Rica
An oasis of charm and beauty, Villa Octavia is the perfect embodiment of eco-living in the great outdoors. This twin-villa estate boasts an open-air living room, outdoor pools and sweeping views to wake up to every day. The location of Mal Pais is known for its achingly beautiful beaches – recently voted one of the best in the world by Forbes.

Bordeaux
As you’d expect from a leading wine-growing region, Bordeaux is drenched in beauty. Its vineyards stretch for miles, offering the perfect playground for adults to get lost in. Come for a walk, come to sample the local produce, or simply come to mooch around its chateaux’s and cobbled roads. Of course, being France’s wine capital, there’s plenty of great wines to knock back, or sip slowly from your Bordeaux luxury home rental.

Aspen
Aspen isn’t just for ski lovers. The chic resort is also a haven for outdoorsy types of all kind. Visit in the summer and you might be pleasantly surprised by the complete change of scenery inviting you to be at one with the world. Hike, bike, trail or kayak – there’s so much on offer, it can be hard to know where to begin.

Tuscany
Where pink sunsets meet green and yellow fields, Tuscany is just as you imagined it would be. The Italian countryside retreat may be home to some of the most recognizable artworks, statues and architecture, but its landscape is equally as enticing.

The countryside is best enjoyed from a Tuscany  luxury villa rental with plenty of room to lounge in. Take your time to discover the sights and vistas at a leisurely pace.

Turks and Caicos
If your idea of reconnecting with the world involves sun, sea and plenty of coral reef, then add the Turks and Caicos islands to your bucket list. This A-list favourite destination is steeped in beauty at every turn. Endless white sand beaches, azure blue waters and luxury villa rentals that you’ll never want to leave.

The scuba here is great, allowing you to discover the peace and tranquillity of its still waters. Why not hire a yacht and make the most of your stay? It’s all about sea life in the Caicos.

Get back to nature and get booking your luxury villa at Global Luxury Villas today.

BEST SEAFOOD DESTINATIONS IN EUROPE

Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

The cuisine in Europe is as diverse as its landscape. From the delicious street food of Greece, to the gelato of Italy, and tapas of Spain. Yet, one common theme you’ll see in most Mediterranean countries is seafood – or ‘fruit de la mer’ as the French like to call it.

With great weather, a proud fishing heritage, and many cities on the coast, it’s a given that seafood would be such a popular choice. Whether you’re planning to sizzle up dishes from your luxury vacation rental, or if you prefer to dine out, be sure to cast your net to these fabulous destinations in Europe.

Those that Cannes

Down in Saint-Tropez, fresh seafood is always catch of the day, and it’s always washed down with champagne! Whether it’s a casual fish soup for lunch, or grilled seabass with frites in the evening, there’s plenty of mouth-watering dishes to sample.

Leave your luxury Cannes rental for an evening stroll to its famous promenade waterfront. Here you will find the great and good mixing, and in typical French style – often over food and wine.

There’s no shortage of restaurants serving up delightful treats either. This includes the newly opened BFire at the infamous Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic. For something more established on the Cannes scene – Le Caveau 30 is a must, as is its bestselling bouillabaisse dish . If the restaurants sounds familiar, that’s because it’s a hit with A-listers, such as George and Amal Clooney, to name but a few…

Marbella

If you’ve heard the saying ‘No carbs before Marbs’, you’d be forgiven for thinking that this was anything but a foodie haven. But, you’d be wrong, because Marbella has some of the best restaurants in Spain, including a number of high-end eateries, for its discerning visitors.

The Marbella Club Grill is one such spot, that attracts a well-heeled crowd. With a menu as electric as its atmosphere, it never disappoints. Choose from popular delights such as Slow Cooked Red Prawn to the local catch of the day cooked on the firewood grill.

And, if your Marbella rental is positioned close to the harbour, you’ve lucked out, because there’s endless restaurants in the vicinity. This includes beachside favourites, Soleo Marbella Beach Club and Restaurante La Barca, serving fresh seafood with equally as sizzling views.

Mykonos

Once a sleeping fishing village, Mykonos town still remains a draw to those seeking freshly caught and beautifully seasoned seafood dishes.

Greece is all about discovering family-run tavernas tucked away down cobblestoned alleys, and there’s no place better than the Old Port for it. Kounelas Fish Tavern is one such hangout, where traditional Greek dishes are served without the frills and fuss. Do as the locals and order your meal with a side of lemon, bottle of Keo, and you’ll fit right in!

Or, for a modern Asian-fusion twist, be sure to book ahead at Nobu at the Belvedere, one of the top spots for fine-dining and mixing with the A-list that flock here. The menu is sushi heavy, with a highly impressive cocktail list for all those selfies you’re sure to take.

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TRENDING HONEYMOON DESTINATIONS FOR 2020/2021

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

There’s no greater holiday of your life, than a honeymoon. So, when it comes to booking the ultimate get-away, you’ll want the ultimate in decadence.

From booking your luxury villa rental, to a chauffeur-driven carriage, there’s nothing too grand for such an important vacation.

There’s just the small matter of choosing where to go.

In the coming year, the emphasis will be on destinations that celebrate the great outdoors, sustainable living, and natural beauty with plenty of space. Inspired by this, here’s four of the top honeymoon destinations bang on trend.

Beautiful Saint Barth
Watch the sun go down over Pointe Milou and clink champagne glasses from the comfort of your St Barts Villas. There’s romance at every turn in St Barths, making it one of the leading destinations for honeymooners. As well as offering glamour and style, there’s plenty of secluded places for enjoying privacy.

You’ll never tire of its iconic beaches either, let alone the breathtaking views. Head to the world-famous Saint-Jean Beach, and the white sand of Colombier beach for some of them. And when you’re all beached-out, there’s plenty of private superyachts to watch the sunset go down from a different angle.

Good Times in the Turks and Caicos
Known for its postcard-perfect views, impossibly soft sand, and some of the finest restaurants in tranquil surroundings, take your honeymoon to the Turks and Caicos.

Here it’s all about coral life, as you soak in the aqua-blue seas and discover a new found love for suba diving! There’s some 40 islands to explore after all.

With some of the best luxury villas located in and around Grace Bay beach, and with world-class eateries such as The Shore Club and Pink Bar at Wymara, you won’t be stuck for entertainment either.

Costa Rica Vibes
If you’re looking for a far-flung honeymoon that delivers on beauty, beach and the great outdoors, consider Costa Rica. This beautiful country is raw and rugged, awaiting your discovery.

There’s also some outstanding eco-friendly Costa Rica rentals that set the standard in modern living. If you’re into sustainability, this is the perfect destination to start your married life.

Drench yourself in nature, and unwind in the natural beauty of its exotic rainforests, never too far from a beach. If you’re not one for sitting still, you can enjoy days out hiking, biking, and exploring ancient ruins, as well as taking to the waters to surf – a local favourite pastime. Then of course there’s the food, which is an entire chapter in itself!

If you like your vacations varied and exciting, Costa Rica ticks all the boxes.

The Romantic Riviera
When you think of romantic destinations, France almost always tops the list. There’s nowhere quite like it for glorious food, heavenly weather and stunning sea views. Top that with bijou touches at every turn, and it’s answer to all your honeymoon dreams. Whether you choose to tuck yourself away in your French Riviera luxury home rental, or venture out to explore this chic coastal destination, it’s a timeless classic for newlywed couples.

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CHURCH ARCHITECTURE AROUND THE WORLD

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

When you think of some of the most impressive architecture around the world, it often falls to historic or religious properties that have stood the test of time. Forget the grandeur of your Costa Rica villa, we’re talking about long-standing buildings that hail back to a bygone time.

From the gothic architecture of Italy, to the ancient ruins of Greece, and all that’s in between, here’s four must-visit destinations for experiencing rich history and culture.

Costa Rica


The architecture of Costa Rica is a veritable feast for the eyes, with breathtaking buildings dotted throughout its vast land. To the north, La Iglesia de Canas presents one of the most striking churches in the central district. Look closely and you’ll see that it’s covered in beautiful mosaic tiles – depicting religious and fable stories. Designed by Otto Apuy, it has become a landmark building in the region.

Nearer to San Jose, the quaint town of Grecia has some of the most memorable properties, many which hark back to the 18th century. This includes Catedral de la Mercedes – a striking red building that pays homage to this gothic era. Venture inside and you’ll find luxurious marbling to rival any Costa Rica villa.

Florence, Italy


Milan may be the capital of Italy, but there’s no question that Florence is its cultural epicenter attracting 15 million visitors a year. Here you’ll find famous museums, renaissance artworks, and Catholic churches that conjure up images of its proud past.

Standing like a beacon it the city skyline, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore is one of the largest churches in the region. Indeed, it’s so prominent that you can probably spy it from your villa rental Florence. Built in 1296, and taking a further 140 years to complete you can see why the Italians are so proud of this building, with its Gothic inspiration, finishing touches in bronze and it’s iconic dome.

There’s no shortage of architectural masterpieces in this city – far too many to mention. However, another worthy of your time is Basilica Santa Croce. With its historical significance, swarm of tourists flock here to marvel at its glory.

Zakynthos, Greece


There are hundreds of churches and monasteries in Greece, all with their own unique charm. The paradise island of Zakynthos is a favorite for those seeking culture and beach bliss in equal measure.

Nestled in the south, near prime estate such as Villa Marina, you’ll stumble across Virgin Keriotissa Church. This understated renaissance building is identifiable by its hourly bell dongs, and perfectly encapsulates Greek Orthodox architecture.

It stands in stark contrast to the biggest church in the city – St. Dionysios. Built in 1948, it’s relatively new in terms of Greek architecture, but this doesn’t diminish it’s significance, as it resides over this charming coastal town. The long imposing bell tower is a particular favorite feature to look out for.

France


The French Riviera may be known for St Tropez villas, but it’s also home to incredible architectural feats. The Orthodox church of Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas is certainly one. Russian influence comes through clear, although it remains modern having only been built at the turn of the century. Nonetheless, it has been recognized as a national monument in France. Be sure to take a visit!

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THE BEST YACHT PORTS IN THE WORLD – ‘SEA’ FOR YOURSELF

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

If you plan on sailing the seven seas, or even just one of them, you’ll be enriched to know the best yacht ports in the world.

Going hand-in-hand with the jet set lifestyle, luxury vacation homes and five-star living, a superyacht is a perquisite for the billionaire boys and girls club.

From the tranquil waters of the French Riviera to azure depths of the Caribbean and the rocking party island of Ibiza, here’s four of the best yacht ports (and destinations) in the world.

Moor up to Miami

Surrounded by perfect blue waters and Miami mansions for rent, this is a city that attracts a high-calibre of client. As such, many of the luxury villas to rent in and around Miami come with their own private mooring for the superyacht collective.

Fully equipped to cater to its luxury audience, there is no shortage of yacht ports in Miami. Favourites include Coconut Grove, home to the U.S. Sailing Center and Miamarina at Bayside, within close proximity to the designer shopping mall nearby.

However, if there’s only one port to write home about, make it Miami Beach Marina. This bustling destination has plenty of space and access for boat owners, with easy access to the wider waters outside making it a firm favourite.

Come in February and you’ll be best placed for the Miami Yacht Show and international Miami Boat Show – unmissable events in the yachting calendar.

Residing in the Riviera

St Tropez is the place where high-rollers come to rub shoulders with the stars. When not staying on their elite superyacht, they can be found nestled in the sanctuary of their own luxury villas St Tropez.

Probably the most famous yacht port of all is Port de Saint Tropez. Spanning 700 berths across 22 acres of sun-kissed waters, it has been home to the super-elite since the 1950s. It still oozes glamour and aspiration even to this day.

Accommodating giant constructions of up to 70 metres, it’s a sailor’s paradise, with some of the most incredible yachts in the fleet living here. Better still, it’s in close reach to the many delightful bars, restaurants and boutique boltholes in the friendly neighbourhood.

Bathe in the beauty of Saint Barth

Where beach life is the way of life, Saint Barth has no shortage of space to moor up and nestle in to its sublime surroundings. Much like all of the island, luxury villas in Saint Barths are highly-sought after by its discerning visitors.

The lively spot of Gustavia is where you’ll find the largest port on the island. Here you will also find the charm of Saint Barths yacht club, a popular spot during its famous regatta.

High times in Ibiza

Simon Cowell, P Diddy and Lionel Messi are just some of the megastars that have made Ibiza’s yacht scene as famous as it’s clubbing.

Although this hedonistic island is home to luxury Ibiza rentals, many A-listers live between dry land and smooth waters on their superyachts. There’s several beach bars such as Blue Marlin often frequented by its yachtsmen.

With 24/7 nightlife and entertainment such as Pacha on its doorstep, Ibiza town is an unlikely backdrop for this rich and famous hangout. However, Ibiza Town Marina is one of the key spots to see and be seen in the world of luxury yachts. The quays and jetties are also popular for a mid-evening stroll too.

Villazzo offers a wide selection of luxury house rentals for a five-star get-away. With outstanding customer service and an unrivalled portfolio of properties, you’re guaranteed an unforgettable stay.

THE BEST SUSHI RESTAURNTS IN THE WORLD

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

Sure, we all know that Japan is home to koi carp and the best sushi and sake in the world. But what about the rest of the globe?

For those that like their sushi with a side of five-star indulgence, and partial to some globe-trotting, we’ve pulled together the top Japanese restaurants around the world.

From the snow-topped mountains of Aspen, to Miami Beach villas, here’s four of the best to whet your appetite…

Sushi and Views in Mykonos
Sun, sea and great hospitality. What’s not to love about the Greek islands? Moor up to your Mykonos luxury vacation rental in your private yacht and enjoy the comforts that this magical island has to offer.

Don’t be mistaken by the small size of Mykonos, as it packs a hearty punch when it comes to dining out. Known the world-over as one of the premium sushi establishments, Nobu makes a welcome appearance. Here you can enjoy sushi rolls with views out to see. Just be sure to order the black cod – its legendary famous dish.

Nobu, The Belvedere, Agiou Ioannou, Mykonos, Greece

Feel the heat in Miami

The party city of Miami has it all, from luxury Miami villas to celebrity dining spots. Wherever you base yourself, you’re never too far from a world-class restaurant. Better still, why not hire a private chef to your villa rental Miami for the ultimate in decadence?

If you decide to venture out, Miami has a whole host of excellent sushi spots. One of the favourites is Zuma, offering contemporary Japanese cuisine.

This internationally renowned name in Japanese dining lives up to its reputation. Amongst delights it offers robata-grilled plates and epic sushi dishes, including; spicy tuna, freshwater eel and freshly rolled Maki rolls. It’s also a celebrity favourite, so keep your eyes peeled too.

Zuma, 270 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami

Saint-Tropez Swag

For the well-heeled clientele of Saint-Tropez, where only luxury limos and St Tropez villas will do, five-star cuisine is a prerequisite.

With its privileged coastal position, the French region is overflowing with great seafood restaurants. However, few are as committed to Asian-fusion as Kinugawa. The open air terrace delivers mouth-watering views out to see, best served with a side of sliced tuna on crispy tarts and a cheeky Tokyo mule! Popular in fashion circles and with local hipsters, Kinugawa serves up a feast fit for a king, or catwalk queen.

Kinugawa, Tour du Portalet, La Jetee, 83990, Saint-Tropez

Artful Aspen

It may be a surprise to know that as well as skiers, Aspen is a huge hit with foodies. With sushi served up looking like pieces of art, Marua is the place to go for all your luxury dining requests.

Here fresh sashimi is served alongside sushi rolls and chef specialty lobster dishes to delight. Don’t leave without trying the tuna tataki and avocado mousse, and game-changing salmon infused sake.

Marua, 320 South Mill Street, Aspen

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FOUR CLASSIC AND VINTAGE CAR EVENTS IN EUROPE AND USA

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

Petrol heads, motor enthusiasts, car lovers, whatever you go by, one thing is for sure – classic, vintage and antique cars are more than just a hobby. They’re a labor of love, a restoration project, a passion.

For the millions of classic car fans in the world, here are four of the best car shows to attend. Hand-in-hand with this glamourous lifestyle is a taste for the finer things in life, like luxury Miami villas. With that in mind, we’ve also handpicked some of the best places to stay, just be sure to book in advance.

The Miami International Auto Show

One of the leading car shows in America, The Miami International returns again 19-28 February 2021. A well-oiled event, so to speak, it has been running since 1971, making it a firm fixture on the calendar.

There’s thousands of new vehicles on show from over 40 manufacturers worldwide, as such, it’s a much-anticipated show with lots of impressive motors to ogle over.

With plenty of private parking spots and its own valet, Villa Grandioso is a top Miami villa to rent, conveniently close to the event at the Convention Center.

For more visit: miamiautoshows.com

The Charlotte AutoFair

When it comes to world-renowned events, the Charlotte AutoFair in USA, is the largest collector vehicle event in the Southeast. With a 35-year old history, this event is all about restoring classic cars.

Showcasing vehicles typically 25 years and older, this also makes it a great place to pick up a spare part for your own vintage car. Plus it’s a chance to meet likeminded others. Taking place every year bi-annually, it’s a popular event with some 150,000 attendees making the journey out.

If you’re planning to make a weekend of your trip, be sure to book up one of the luxury North Carolina villas such as – Villa Hilary, a 100-mile journey away.

For more, visit: charlotte-autofair.com

The Grand Prix de Monaco Historique

Held every other year in Monaco (usually in May), the Grand Prix is a unique event celebrating racing cars from a bygone era.

The spectacular motorsport hosts more than 180 Grand Prix cars across seven grids, as they tear up the streets of Monaco. For petrol heads, it’s simply unmissable!

In keeping with the luxury vibes, Villa Fanya in Cannes is just 34 miles to Monaco. This luxury St Tropez villa comes with its own dreamy terrace and private pool, making it secure spot for parking your vintage wheels.

For more, visit the official website here.

Le Mans Classic, France

A world-famous race, Le Mans Classic is one of the most famous classic car events. Le Mans keeps its air of exclusivity by showcasing models that competed between 1923 and 1981.

This spectacular race allows qualified drivers to compete on the 24 Hours of Le Mans layout, with 500 racing cars divided into six grids.

Complete your visit with a trip to the stunning vineyards of Bordeaux, there’s plenty of luxury Bordeaux villas in the area, including favourite Villa Tatiana.

For more, visit: lemansclassic.com

Global Luxury Villas offer luxury villas in a selection of leading destinations around the world.