If you were to ask a woman on the street to name a famous shoe manufacturer, the chances are she would say, Bally, before even thinking about Manolo Blahnik or Jimmy Choo. Now celebrating their 165th birthday, Bally of Switzerland still ranks among the old school brands of 19th-century. While the haute couture Parisian houses […]

Bottega Veneta

Italian luxury goods maker Bottega Veneta could not have picked a better location to start making their artisan leather goods than Vicenza, Italy.   Located in the Veneto region of north-eastern of Italy, just 37 miles inland from Venice, and 120 miles east of Milan, Vicenza is the industrial powerhouse of modern day Italy.   […]


From dazzling jewels, bewildering fragrances, cutting edge fashion and now luxury hotels, Bulgari is the epitome of Italian style.   Dating back to 1894, the company was founded by a Greek immigrant to Italy, named Sotirio Voulgaris, opening his first store on the Via Sistina in Rome.   With Italians unable to pronounce his name […]

Case Luggage

Case Luggage of London has for the past 90 years been selling the best range of baggage imaginable. Case offers an extensive collection of both check-in suitcases and carry-on luggage for the discerning traveller. Case are able to cater for all manner of tastes, sizes and style from soft-sided cases to impenetrable hard-sided luggage, in […]

Be Relax Spa & Lounge

Be Relax came about with the concept of making an airport layover something you would look forward to before your connecting flight rather than a chore you had to undergo.   The idea of putting a health spa in an airport terminal was the brainchild of Frenchman Frederic Briest, when in 2003 during a long […]