With Christmas fast approaching, all those sparkling lights, glittering baubles and champagne fuelled parties have got us in the mood for some glamour: destinations that ooze sophisticated opulence, places where the rich and famous sip fine cocktails on yachts and the recession may as well be a fairytale. Here are our pick of the most stylish cities in the world to indulge your every whim:
The Costa Del Sol’s most glamorous hotspot, Marbella draws thousands of European sun seekers a year, keen to sample the area’s famed good life: the beaches, mountains, fine wine and gourmet food. With year round sun this is a city geared towards showing holiday makers a good time whatever the cost. Booking an apartment in Marbella will give you the chance to experience the city away from large, impersonal hotels.
With budget airlines now flying out to this modern Middle Eastern city, Tel Aviv is really establishing itself as a hot city break destination. Known as the ‘Miami of the Middle East’ Tel Aviv is a city of soaring skyscrapers, hedonistic partying and beach volleyball. Don’t expect to encounter the customs and restrictions that you may see in other Middle Eastern cities: Tel Aviv is chilled out, fashionable and one of the most dynamic party towns in the world.
Mention glamour and Vegas is one of the first places that comes to mind: The City of Sin is excess all areas. Go to Vegas for bright lights, loud music and wealth displayed as ostentatiously as possible; it’s tacky and lurid, but it’s certainly glamorous. Jungle Princess Abby Tegnelia recently returned to the city from her Costa Rican life and now edits Vegas Magazine which gives great inspiration for how to enjoy the city in style.
New York City has some of the most internationally recognised luxury in the world, home to Trump Towers, The Plaza, Bergdorf Goodman and Tiffany’s the Big Apple is synonymous with opulence and extravagance. Carriage rides through Central Park, cocktails in fashionable wine bars and some of the best collections of art and culture in the world all contribute to New York’s indulgent charm. When it comes to fine food in the city, New York does not disappoint being home to some fantastic Michelin starred restaurants as well as the best in authentic American cuisine with its world famous delis. For more information on New York head to Love to Eat and Travel.com
Bordeaux, a port city in the South-west of France is the wine capital of the world with Bordeaux wine being produced in the region since the eighth century. This historical city is a world heritage site due to its fantastic architecture. Private wine tours are frequent with accommodation in exclusive Châteaux’s teamed with VIP wine tastings and sumptuous meals prepared by Michelin starred chef offering up the best of French cuisine.
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