Hot Property

While Britain, Germany and Sweden shivered through the winter months, playing conditions in Andalusía, the Canary islands and the Algarve were just about perfect. Portugal and Spain have long been favourites for northern Europeans seeking a holiday home on a golf course, and the pandemic has only accelerated the trend.

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Wedge of paradise

Buyers after fair weather and fairways are investing big in golf resorts in Europe and the Caribbean. A comfortable green-side home in the sun is now seen by some as a haven from overcrowded city life and never-ending health challenges. In fact, it’s a hole in one.

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Staying Power

As the global property market rediscovers its mojo, Peter Swain salutes the sectors and cities forging ahead. Leading hostelry marques are offering remarkable residences that combine the ease and comfort of hotel living with all the privacy of one’s own four walls. In London and New York, tempting new projects woo with cutting-edge design and peerless panoramas.

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The Epicure’s Essentials

Speciality paraphernalia adds immeasurably to the enjoyment of the finer things in gourmet life.  The accoutrements associated with the likes of Beluga caviar, white Alba truffles, champagne, cognac and Cohiba Behike cigars perfectly complement the delicacies themselves.

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Sporting sanctuaries

One unexpected side effect of the past year is that new homes at super-luxe golf destinations are becoming increasingly desirable – not only for holidays, but as primary residences.

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Urban flight?

In the spring of 2020, when the worst of the pandemic hit, those owners who could, fled New York, Milan and London. It’s undeniable that some urbanites have left for the countryside – whether permanently or temporarily – but are reports of the city’s death a tad exaggerated?

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Mike Meldman

Move over, Trump: US tequila tycoon Mike Meldman is making golf fashionable again — and he’s coming to Europe. One unlikely side effect of the pandemic is that super-luxe golf resorts have never been so popular.

Read the full SUNDAY TIMES article here and here.

Fine Nevisian Fare

Location, location, location: dining on Nevis is all about deciding whether to eat by the beach or up the Peak. At Montpelier, Golden Rock, Hermitage, Nisbet, Sunshine’s and the Four Seasons, specialities include conch chowder, spiny lobster, red snapper, and for dessert, soursop ice cream.

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Packing a punch

The rum revival on St. Kitts and Nevis is gathering pace, as local producers create new blends fit for royalty. When Camilla Duchess of Cornwall visited, she was offered a rum punch at Hermitage. “That’s delicious and packs a punch – it’s really alcoholic!” she declared.

Read the full Visitor article here

Peak Property

Traditional chalets, convenient condos, hotel private residences and contemporary masterpieces in the Swiss Alps, Dolomites, Whistler, Aspen, Vermont and New Zealand’s Southern Alps: standout high-altitude homes for this ski season and summer sojourns.

Read the full NetJets article here

The best of both worlds

The latest global trends in city living are all about sporting, social and spa amenities, reports Peter Swain, who also explores global golf developments and the rising market in Lisbon.

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Layouts to love

Big-name designers and beautiful settings ensure the latest crop of new and revamped golf courses in Europe, the Middle East, the Americas and Far East raise standards across the board.

Read my full NetJets magazine article here

Orchids, bamboo and rocks

“It all started with Shitao,” says Brice Marden. “He was maybe the last great Chinese master painter of landscapes. His work often features bamboo and rocks, and when we were designing the final phase of the Golden Rock garden on Nevis, I was in a big Shitao phase.”

Read the full MACO article here and here.

Five must-try Caribbean dishes

With its mouthwatering mix of exotic local flavours and historic influences, Caribbean cuisine is a melting pot of culinary cultures. Here are five regional treats to be enjoyed in Barbados, St. Kitts, Grenada, St. Vincent and Antigua.

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高尚生活

從邁阿密到摩納哥,從新加坡到悉尼,本世紀沒有任何時候比現在 擁有更多物業選擇,更涵蓋精緻的公寓、頂層公寓和全新豪華公寓。此外,正如Peter Swain報導,市場上還有一些令人驚歎的別墅 稱獨一無二的度假居停

Read the full article in the Hong Kong edition of CENTURION magazine here

Days out on Nevis

There’s so much to do on Nevis for sightseers of all ages and interests, Visitor has created three customised itineraries: for families, the adventurous, and the more romantically inclined.

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The Nevis Grand Tour

Housed in converted sugar mills dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries, Nevis’s four plantation inns each provide an enchanting setting for a lunchtime libation or evening cocktail. These remarkable ‘great houses’ also represent living history.

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The High Life

From Miami and Monaco to Singapore and Sydney, there is a greater choice of fine new apartments and penthouses than at any time this century. Plus, as Peter Swain reports, some eye-catching villas that make for one-of-a-kind holiday residences.

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Charm of Christophe Harbour

Opening this year, Christophe Harbour’s innovative new Customs House on St. Kitts confirms the exclusive marina development as ‘The New Gateway to the Caribbean’. “I’m crafting the new in the style of the old,” says architect John Haley.

Read the full MACO article here or here