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September 19, 2008

The West may be in the grip of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression of 1929, but in the Middle East families are on something of a spending frenzy.

The West may be in the grip of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression of 1929, but in the Middle East families are on something of a spending frenzy.

After the Abu Dhabi royal family became the latest high profile investor in English football with their purchase of Manchester City at the beginning of September, another unnamed family from the region has taken a major stake in a new private jet business.

September 1, 2008

The Barrymore family has been acting for centuries. Graham Flashner charts the highs and lows of the glittering dynasty

The Barrymore family has been acting for centuries. Graham Flashner charts the highs and lows of the glittering dynasty

Acting may be a more respected profession than it was 200 years ago, but most parents wouldn't wish it as a career for their children. Unless, of course, the parents are actors themselves. Angelina Jolie, Charlie Sheen, Keifer Sutherland and Kate Hudson are just a few of the many Hollywood offspring of famous actors.

September 1, 2008

From a hotel manager penning personal notes to clients to a cabaret performer spying for the British and diamond pebble massages, Claire Adler speaks to families who own some of the world’s most sumptuous spas

From a hotel manager penning personal notes to clients to a cabaret performer spying for the British and diamond pebble massages, Claire Adler speaks to families who own some of the world's most sumptuous spas

When Andrea Scherz was five or six, Liz Taylor and Richard Burton were regular visitors to his parents' hotel, the Gstaad Palace in the heart of the Swiss Alps. "I didn't enjoy meeting Liz Taylor," remembers Scherz, 38, now the hotel and spa's owner and general manager.

September 1, 2008

The Ettinger brand of leather products has been used by the British elite for years. So why has the company decided to open its first store in Tokyo? Marc Smith talks to second-generation Robert Ettinger to find out

The Ettinger brand of leather products has been used by the British elite for years. So why has the company decided to open its first store in Tokyo? Marc Smith talks to second-generation Robert Ettinger to find out

As Robert Ettinger reflects on where the luxury leather goods business his father founded is heading, he seems to surprise himself with the answer. The company began as a quintessentially British luxury company that counted the British royal family as regular customers, but today Ettinger wallets and bags are being sold much further afield.

August 12, 2008

Luxury goods group Richemont has acquired a controlling interest in watch company Manufacture Roger Dubuis in a private transaction with Carlos Dias, one of the founding shareholders.

Luxury goods group Richemont has acquired a controlling interest in watch company Manufacture Roger Dubuis in a private transaction with Carlos Dias, one of the founding shareholders.

The Swiss-based watchmaker will continue to manufacture and distribute watches under the "Roger Dubuis" name and will operate as an autonomous "Maison" within Richemont. It will benefit from the family-owned business's superior distribution channels.

August 4, 2008

The Morgan Motor Company, the world’s oldest family car company, has received the backing of John Hutton, the UK Secretary of State for Business and Enterprise.

The Morgan Motor Company, the world's oldest family car company, has received the backing of John Hutton, the UK Secretary of State for Business and Enterprise.

Visiting the company's HQ to cast his eyes over the LIFECar – a low carbon sports car Morgan is developing in collaboration with some of the top universities in the UK – the minister paid tribute to the iconic family business.

July 1, 2008

Having luxury in every aspect of a holiday resort is always a necessity. Margie Goldsmith profiles three top spots for the ultimate getaway

Having luxury in every aspect of a holiday resort is always a necessity. Margie Goldsmith profiles three top spots for the ultimate getaway

When sophisticated travelers get away from their busy lives, they expect the best in a resort: spacious accommodation, creative dining experiences, and enough activities and services to keep even the most active and demanding guest occupied. Here are three family-run luxury resorts that offer outstanding exclusivity and tranquility – plus the added perk of inimitable personal style associated with the family name.

July 1, 2008

Embracing adventure in unspoilt wilderness is nothing new to diehard anglers, but now you can do so in the lap of luxury says Bryce Hubner

Embracing adventure in unspoilt wilderness is nothing new to diehard anglers, but now you can do so in the lap of luxury says Bryce Hubner

July 1, 2008

One family is dedicated to producing a little-known but top of the range Scotch whisky for the connoisseur. Rodrigo Amaral met with the family to discover their secrets

One family is dedicated to producing a little-known but top of the range Scotch whisky for the connoisseur. Rodrigo Amaral met with the family to discover their secrets

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