Extravagance Archive

A Video Tour of Four Seasons Mexico City

It’s hard to write something new about the Four Seasons Mexico. It’s a luxury hotel that’s consistently great year after year, one that just keeps winning awards and getting repeat guests who are the movers and shakers visiting D.F.—the second-largest city in the world. So this time when Luxury Latin America visited, we shot a [...]

Sleek and Seductive: Kura Design Villas in Costa Rica

What gets your heart racing when you look out your bedroom window? If it’s a terrific panoramic view of the ocean, framed by lush green vegetation, then Kura Design Villas might be your paradise. Perched high on a hillside above Uvita, Costa Rica, near the famed “Whale’s Tail” protruding from the shore, this resort has [...]

A Wine Tour by Bike, Horse, and Helicopter

We ran a travel feature before on a tour of Chile’s wine districts near Santiago, but our contributor Gabriel O’Rorke stepped it up a notch by going on a very exclusive winery tour with Santiago Adventures. Her tour visited several small, but top-notch wineries that get high international ratings and have something unique and different [...]

Taste Test: Ron Zacapa Centenario XO Rum

I am fully aware that Guatemala would not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of the origin of a bottle of rum costing $100. Earlier this month I got to try a healthy pour of fine Ron Zacapa Centenario XO though and I’m ready to go on record saying this [...]

The New Orient Express Hotel in Peru: Palacio Nazarenas

The Orient-Express company has a major presence in Peru and they’ve added another jewel this year with Palacio Nazarenas, a former convent turned hotel next to their famous Hotel Monasterio. Yes, there’s a male/female thing going here: a former convent and a former monastery. But now the sexes can mingle freely and use the facilities [...]