Luxury travel comes in many forms — an exclusive dinner, taking the scenic route to a destination, or simply a well-made bed. Heck, at times, the biggest treat is having an empty seat next to you on a long flight. Other decadent experiences — from gourmet meals to clandestine clubs, spa retreats to handcrafted luggage — now cater to luxury travellers more than ever. In our second issue, we take a peek behind the first-class curtain to investigate this increasingly competitive market.
It really is a dog’s life in Karen Cleveland’s “Furst Class,” which explores luxurious amenities especially designed for pets to enjoy (Page 14). She also writes about treats for humans in the form of dark chocolate that, quite literally, is worth its weight in gold (Page 18). Meanwhile, Michele Sponagle indulges herself in Baiersbronn, a town in Germany’s Black Forest that is brimming with Michelin-starred chefs (Page 20). And as proof that some destinations feel special on any budget, musician Anne Le Gal’s itinerary for a perfect day in Paris is packed with, well, Paris (Page 10).
We hope you enjoy the stories in the following pages and that, even if you can’t afford the world’s most expensive chocolate bar, they inspire you to spoil yourself on your next holiday. Let us know what you think of this issue by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or getting in touch with us via Facebook and Twitter (@lacartemag).