June 17, 2016

The Travel Edit

South America's first luxury sleeper train, a Cognac-country chateau and Cindy Crawford-era swimsuits

  • Written by Amuse Team
  1. 1. All aboard South America’s first luxury sleeper train

    Sleeper trains don’t have to be a hot, sweaty way to get from one side of Peru to the other. Belmond’s new sleeper train, launching in May 2017, will carry you over terrains like now other. Taking you from Cusco to Arequipa – the ancient town of and UNESCO World Heritage Site - via altiplano and Lake Titicaca in sleeper carriages decked out with lounge bars and restaurants from the gourmands at Belmond Hotel Monasterio.

  2. 2. This Cognac-country chateau opens up to the public

    Le Logis is the home of French vodka-kings, GREY GOOSE. The 16th century chateau in the heart of Cognac-county will be opening its door to the public for the first time until now is opening its doors for two extraordinary two-day experiences inviting visitors for the first time to come and stay and have the GREY GOOSE ultimate summer experience. They have partnered with luxury travel experts Brown+Hudson to bring the ultimate ‘French weekend’ to guests, with activities like bread making and, of course, extensive vodka tasting.

  3. 3. Get the original pretty woman swimsuit

    Those Cindy Crawford-era swimsuits are back – literally, since the brand behind them, Hunza, re-launched. Under the guide of Georgiana Huddart, the brand has been bought back into the 21st century with new and classic shapes. £100.

  4. 4. Head to Morocco’s Atlantic coast for oysters all summer long

    La Sultana Oualidia is a tiny 12-room hotel in a tiny oasis on the Moroccan coast. If the lush coastline and azure Atlantic waters weren’t enough reason to head there this summer, then O-bar should be. All summer the hotel will be serving oysters grown from the Oualidia lagoon. Rooms at La Sultana Oualidia cost from £238 per night based on two people sharing.

  5. 5. Susanne Kaufmann just opened a new spa in Portugal

    Susanne Kaufmann is well-known for her organic skin care, rooted in the Alpine tradition and influenced by ancient Chinese medicine. If you’re not familiar with the Austrian beauty brand then one of their spa treatments is the ideal way to get to know. And with a new spa at the (also new) Hotel Barrocal, located in the foothills of medieval Monsaraz outside Alentejo, Portugal, it’s about time flights were booked.


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