At the time of writing, the COP26 climate change conference was taking place in Glasgow, Scotland. Over 190 world leaders met to discuss climate change and seek ways to tackle the critical problem. The main objectives are to “secure global net zero by mid-century and keep 1.5 degrees within reach,” with countries pledging to cut methane emissions, phase out coal and restrict deforestation.
While the event has been tinged with the kind of controversy one can only expect from such a crucial and seemingly insurmountable battle, it is a topic that cannot be taken too lightly and trickles down into everyday life — challenging brands and individuals to think differently.
Take ‘The Whisky Smugglers’ — two brothers from New Zealand who took on a wild swimming excursion through a treacherous whirlpool in Scotland to raise funds for a conservation charity. Oh, and they undertook this challenge with bottles of whisky strapped to them, which will be blended and sold as a limited-edition expression.
Elsewhere in this issue, you can find our expert reviews on some of the world’s finest hotels. In the BVI, Richard Branson’s Necker Island is now back (and more sustainable) than ever, following a string of disasters. Idle Rocks is an idyllic spot, located in a charming fishing village in Cornwall, England. Many flock here for the sea air and even better seafood — head chef (and Cornwall native) Dorian Janmaat joined the hotel after eight years at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons. Expect seriously local produce and a menu that celebrates all things seaside.
Prefer to take to the high seas? Dardanella is a 121-ft explorer yacht, built by prestigious Dutch shipyard Vitters. What makes her unique, though, is that she has a dedicated on-board wellness practitioner who creates bespoke programs that harness the healing powers of the ocean. Or, if you’re looking to reconnect with family and friends after a long stint spent apart, VistaJet’s ‘Surprise Reunion’ package brings loved ones together with a fun itinerary that begins long before takeoff.
Explore some of the most incredible locations while harnessing the healing powers of the ocean with Dardanella’s onboard wellness practitioner.
Discover the whisky-loving duo highlighting the vulnerability of the oceans, and uncover perhaps the most exclusive whisky club in the world.
Everything you need to know about VistaJet’s latest partnership with event planners Sharky & George — ‘The Surprise Reunion’ connects families in the skies for the most unforgettable vacation.
Roberta Naas checks out world-time watches (a must for international high fliers) and selects a few of her favorites.
Roberta Naas examines today’s finest watchmakers who are introducing colorful pieces to their collections.
From where to stay, what to do, where to eat and even what to wear, we explore the best of Amsterdam.
We take a closer look at one of the most talked-about ingredients in skincare: chlorophyll.
The Cape, a Thompson Hotel
Grand Velas Los Cabos
Grand Velas Riviera Maya
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
Four Seasons Los Cabos
Four Seasons Resort Lanai
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
Hotel del Coronado
The Liming Bequia
Europe, Middle East, Africa
Assila, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Jeddah
The Biltmore London
Chenot Palace Weggis
Hotel Château du Grand-Lucé
Clinique La Prairie
Corinthia Hotel St George’s Bay
InterContinental Edinburgh the George, an IHG Hotel
The Idle Rocks
The Samling Hotel
Baglioni Resort Maldives
Rosewood Hong Kong
Velaa Private Island