Lisa FullerLisa FullerFebruary 9, 2018


Britain’s home owners are embracing TV Mirrors as a solution to saving precious space.

The state-of-the- art technology means they can now Skype, shop and watch movies on their normal TV, which then changes into a framed reflective mirror at the touch of a button.

‘We have seen a rapid rise in TV Mirror sales in the past 18 months,’ says Lara Kesterton, Managing Director of Overmantels Ltd.

‘With wall-space at a premium, customers want their homes to be full of beautiful objects rather than a big black box and lots of ugly wires,’ she says.

Researchers from Cambridge University found that, at an average of 76 sq m, the UK’s newly built homes were the smallest by floor area in Europe, so it’s not surprising British homeowners are adapting to make the most of their living space.

Lara finds that many of her customers want to conceal TVs and cabling in their homes without compromising on style or space.

Overmantels’ handcrafted mirrors with in-built TVs have solved a huge problem that many homeowners in today’s housing market face.

‘My husband’s TV was huge and took up half of our living space,’ says client Georgina Bowman, ‘now our mirror makes our sitting room so much bigger, especially when it’s off as it brings in so much light.’

‘It’s a traditional regency mirror, and has become a source of fascination as you would never know there was a TV concealed inside it,’ she says.

‘Many of our friends have now had Overmantels TV Mirrors installed in their own homes,’ she says, ‘once you’ve seen one you don’t know how you lived without it.’

Jordan KensingtonJordan KensingtonOctober 29, 2017


The office of the future may not be based on how many floors you can manage or how much staff you can cram into one space.  The rise of  technology  has led to entrepreneurs wanting much more than your standard box stereotype when it comes to office space. There is a disruptive demand for a space where individuals can exchange ideas, network and enjoy the work/life balance that is essential to build a successful brand. With London being  the global capital of entrepreneurs and innovation. The new buzzword is ‘Disruptive workspace’ and every workplace designer’s tongue is talking about incubation, cross-pollination, symbiosis and co-working concepts that are causing even more walls to come down and hierarchies to flatten further. In today’s parlance, the corner office is no longer seen as a prize, it is seen as a burden. Introducing…LABS, the company re-defining London’s coworking revolution, has launched LABS Hogarth, it’s 27,000 square foot space in Holborn. The building is a short walk from Holborn tube station, and includes a variety of design-led, sophisticated workspaces including open plan cafeteria and bar, private offices, dedicated desks, dynamic lounge areas, fully equipped meeting rooms, and event spaces.

Bianca Bass, Head of Marketing at LABS who took us through the whole concept and the future of coworking added “In the past coworking has been associated with freelancers and entrepreneurs, LABS is redefining the way established businesses work, with tenants varying from KPMG to King’s College London, and providing our members events by companies such as Uber and many more”.

Events are a primarily vehicle used by entrepreneurs for networking and LABS takes it’s concept of events one step further.   “Members are welcome to host their very own events within the LABS spaces, everyone from Twitter to Uber have already booked LABS Hogarth to create and host their experiences”.

This is just the tip of the iceberg as LABS’ mission is to help businesses not just work, but grow, no matter what their size or industry. Behind LABS are some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs and technology experts who are keen to share their knowledge, including the Israeli billionaire, Teddy Sagi who is the Founder of LABS.
Israeli entrepreneur Teddy Sagi lives in Tel Aviv but has strong U.K. ties to many of his assets. He founded Playtech in 1999 and sold a 12% slice of Playtech for almost $400 million in 2016; there were some further sales in 2017, as he wanted to further diversify his investments and fund his real estate and co-working interests. He now owns only 6.3% of Playtech.

Sagi is a strong believer in the future of coworking and is investing in Holborn and Camden to rejuvenate these areas, attracting a range of workers and businesses who bring innovation and entrepreneurship. He mentioned “Across the globe, the way established businesses work, and the way they want to work is changing. The coworking revolution is causing a generational shift in the way the property industry works. LABS is the future.”

Lounge membership starts from as little at £50 per month (+ VAT) and other options include coworking, dedicated desks and private offices. LABS is on track to reach up to 500 co-workers at Hogarth House, and has started to develop more coworking space in the Midtown area. As part of LABS’ global expansion plans, offices are soon opening in Tel Aviv and Bucharest, as well as six sites across Camden and Holborn.

Chelsea Monthly in collaboration with VooVix TV and Labs brings you a brand new TV show called #TheBusiness . Follow us : @ChelseaMonthly for new episodes each Friday and for more information on LABS . Click here

Jordan KensingtonJordan KensingtonJuly 26, 2017

Barbados is an island in the Caribbean region of North America. Situated in the western area of the North Atlantic, it is known as the ultimate luxury destination. Simon Cowell, Philip Green (Arcadia Group) and Kate Moss all boast properties in Barbados and now the island can hold claim to the title of one of the most successful female pop stars, Rihanna. If this and many more reasons don’t tempt you enough, then let’s try Crane Resorts. Its fractional ownership offering at the Beach Houses at Culpepper is a perfect attraction for property investors. The Beach Houses are available for potential buyers to view and we were lucky enough to get a sneak peek on our most recent trip to Barbados.

The beach homes encompass 50 acres of land adjacent to a national park and provide a secluded location on the east side of the island, boasting unparalleled views of the Atlantic Ocean. Each offers a luxurious interior of pale porcelain tiles, limewood flooring and wide walls of glass to showcase the ocean views. Owners will also benefit from unlimited access to all of The Crane’s five-star facilities only a 10 minute drive away, including Zagat rated restaurants, pools, tennis courts, a gym, duty free retail shopping and a full service hotel concierge. The development provides both an exceptional holiday spot, as well as optimising financial return for its owners, offering profit from rentals and significant capital gain on resale.

In addition to the Beach Houses, The Crane  also introduced Private Residences back in 2015. When we landed at the Crane, our first call was cocktails and tapas in Bar 1887 followed by dinner later that evening at the Zen Restaurant hosted by Paul Doyle, owner and developer of The Crane and Beach Houses. Doyle is ambitious, focused and consistently looking at ways to improve what The Crane has on offer. He commented “We are delighted to announce two exciting residential developments at a time when the property market is picking up again in Barbados, which will offer our owners both optimal financial returns in terms of profit from rentals and significant capital gain on resale.  We are offering a real ‘home from home’, allowing owners of The Crane Private Residences to customise the ‘shells’ by applying their own finishing touches.  With Beach Houses, not only are we excited to create a luxurious beachside development but also an intimate residential community with a restaurant, pool, full-service spa and a grocery store.”

After dinner, we called it a night and met up the next morning (Sunday) for Gospel Breakfast at L’Azure . It was like the scene from Sister Act, just imagine Whoopi Goldberg and choir serenading you as you have some lovely Barbados style breakfast. Who said full English? There is that too. But when in Barbados it is better to indulge all the way. After a sumptuous breakfast, we took a tour of The Crane and Private Residences which also included the historic hotel (rooms dating from the 1890s). The rooms looked amazing with their original coral stone walls and mahogany floors. From ground floor residences boasting large private pools to penthouse residences with private roof decks that command sweeping coastal views, dining gazebos and pools, The Crane Private Residences are ideal for long-term living. Bright and expansive, each residence  features granite kitchen counter tops and natural stone bathrooms as well as underground parking from which residents can directly access their foyer via a private lift. Ownership at The Crane Private Residences starts from $617,000 (£472,882) to $1.3 million (£996,348).

Designed by the internal Crane Resorts architect team, the external design of Beach Houses has been consciously created around the harmony of the surrounding natural environment to blend seamlessly into the landscape.  Each offers a luxurious interior with wide walls of glass showcasing ocean views, opening out to an external dining and entertaining area.  These private patios feature infinity edge pools with hot tubs, outdoor showers, hammocks and barbecues for the ultimate luxury retreat.  Interconnecting doors and a removable lock-off across the pool of each home allow for flexibility in owning a one, two, three or four-bed property.  Fractional ownership starts from $160,000 (£122,627) for four weeks and from $1.9 million (£1.5 million) for full ownership.

The tour was followed by a hosted sunset catamaran cruise on Bolador from Bridgetown, the capital of the island. Perfect ! It was our last day on the island and to send us off in style, Mel Harding, Guest Relations Manager at The Crane took us on an island tour of the picturesque East Coast, St. Nicholas Abbey, and the West Coast. With fantastic beaches, exciting culture, tasty cuisine and amazing locals – buying a property in Barbados is certainly well worth the investment.

Crane Resorts is tempting owners to be with two exciting developments to be unveiled on the secluded east coast over the next 18 months, available to purchase either outright or with the resort’s fractional ownership scheme. Those keen to have a slice of Caribbean paradise to return to each year can choose The Crane Private Residences, a luxury gated residential community within the Crane Resort, or the Beach Houses, a development of 63 single storey studio to four bedroom beach homes overlooking the incredible natural beauty of Skeete’s Bay and Culpepper Island.

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Jordan KensingtonJordan KensingtonMay 21, 2017


The combination of sleek technology and luxury home living provides the inspiration behind the ‘Smart APPartment’, the newest innovation in smart living from home automation experts Cornflake. Chelsea Monthly visited the apartment to discover the latest Series 5 range from Linn in the lounge, showcasing the incredible style and sound of the speakers in the hub of the apartment. With cutting-edge technology in every room, the ‘Smart APPartment’ showed  just how luxurious every aspect can be, from the way you enter your homes to the exquisite sound provided by Linn.

The latest Series 5 range from Linn offers two options for the discerning music connoisseur; the elegant Linn 530 System which provides power, precision and incredible musical accuracy, while its little sister, the Linn 520 System exudes musicality and style with a discreet form factor.

For its Series 5 range, Linn has teamed up with luxury designers Harris Tweed and Timorous Beasties to create a beautiful range of exclusive changeable covers – fit for the homes of the most style conscious music lovers.
A Series 5 system complete with Harris Tweed and Timorous Beasties covers are available to order now starting from £9,600 with additional covers available from £350. Visit for more information.

Johana BaldellaJohana BaldellaApril 13, 2017


TV presenters Amanda Lamb and Rick Edwards host Studio B flat giveaway

Amanda Lamb, the television property guru, and Rick Edwards, the broadcaster and writer, will host a national competition offering one lucky winner the chance to live rent free for a year in the country’s most expensive neighbourhood, Studio B announces today.


The Selling houses with Amanda Lamb presenter will be putting members of the public who want to live in the Central London penthouse apartment through their paces on April 27th to celebrate the opening of Studio B, Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks’ new flagship London store.

People wanting to take part just have to turn up on the day, when they will face a general knowledge round and complete cooking, gardening and DIY challenges in the store to make sure they have the skills to look after their own home.

Studio B, an innovation lab designed to solve the banking issues of tomorrow, is also pledging to match fund money the winner manages to save during the year to put towards a deposit on their own home (up to £2,000 per month).

Television presenter Rick Edwards will be entertaining the public when he comperes the competition in the striking Kensington High Street store.

But it’s not all about laughs. Studio B is staging the competition to draw attention to one of the greatest financial challenges facing younger generations. A YouGov survey for Studio B found that:

·         Almost a quarter (23%) of renters aged 18-40 never expect to be able to afford a deposit on a home

·         Almost one in three Londoners (30%) aged 18-40 do not save any money in an average month

·         The majority (59%) cite high rent as the single biggest barrier to saving more   

Studio B’s mission is to find innovative solutions to the big financial challenges people face. The competition to celebrate its launch will give one lucky winner the chance to live rent free for a year in the stunning penthouse apartment just five minutes’ walk from the store.

At its heart is an innovation lab, where people from all walks of life will be invited to work with industry partners to create ground-breaking solutions to their money matters. The products and solutions they produce in areas such as voice and facial recognition technology will be tested in-store on bank customers.

Helen Page, Group Innovation & Marketing Director, said: “Our research lays bare the huge challenge people starting out on their own face and this competition will give a lucky winner a huge helping hand, putting them on track to own their own home.

“This is the whole ethos of Studio B. It’s an open space where we can engage with the next generation of customers to design the next generation of banking.”

Amanda Lamb said: “This is going to be a really special event. I’d love the chance to live in the Studio B flat and am delighted to play my part in making this dream come true for someone during the competition.”

Rick Edwards said: “Housing and home ownership pose one of the big social challenges of our time. It’s great that Studio B is actively working to help Generation Rent overcome the hurdles they’re facing.”

Studio B

Studio B is a new concept space that will enable the next generation of customers to design the next generation of banking. Openly experimental, it will bring together industry partners, customers and students to respond to market trends, find design solutions and test new ideas and customer experiences in both an interactive and playful way.

Jordan KensingtonJordan KensingtonNovember 3, 2016


Mauritius or as the French will call it Maurice is an island steeped in tradition. Located in the Indian Ocean about 2000 kilometres off the south-East coast of the African continent. Translated, it is basically Africa at it’s finest…The island of Mauritius was visited during the middle ages by the Arabs, then by the Portuguese who named it Dina Arobi and Cirne, respectively. The island was uninhabited until the Dutch Republic established a colony in 1638, with the Dutch naming the island after Prince Maurice van Nassau. Those clever Dutch are not only known for their wacky cakes in Amsterdam… pause…. Because I think there was some wacky cake interference as the Dutch colony was abandoned in 1710, and five years later, the island became a French colony and was named Isle de France.

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The French got very excited due to its strategic position and referred to Mauritius as the “star and key” of the Indian Ocean.Well, as you might or might not know, we covered Mauritius for the Luxury Show a few years ago and you can join millions of viewers to relive the experience on our VooVix channel here. So, we decided to go back for the second time to make sure Mauritius could live up to our first journey to the Island several years ago. Our team on this trip included the perfect cast, Joanna Blyth, Laura French,Deborah Cicurel and obviously I was on hand to teach the girls swimming lessons.

A few minutes drive from the airport, we found ourselves opening the gates to paradise as we swooned into the Heritage Le Telfair. This luxurious, ocean front golf resort is a 4-minute walk from the Heritage Golf Club, 9 km from La Vallée Des Couleurs Nature Park and 16 km from the vibrant sand dunes at Seven Coloured Earth. Airy, refined rooms have balconies or terraces with garden, river or sea views, along with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and room service. Suites add butler service, sitting and dining areas, claw-foot tubs and 4-poster beds; some have outdoor showers. Breakfast and golf are free. There’s an outdoor pool, a gym and a spa, as well as 12 restaurants and bars. Diving and horse riding are offered; a kids’ club and babysitting services are available.

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As we settled down for lunch at Le Palmier hosted by Guillaume Lefebure we were joined by Catriona Stewart who completed the team. With jokes flying from one side of the table to the other and the perfect sea breeze emanating from the nearby beach. We kept pinching ourselves wondering what we deserved to have such difficult jobs. Sipping cocktails by the beach to the sound of waves can only be described as a terribly challenging task for a Friday afternoon. I feel your empathy!





Later that evening, after some well needed rest, we all assembled together as the ‘Made in Mauritius’ cast and made our way to Le Château de Bel Ombre . We were welcomed by Jacques Charles – Chief Operations Officer of Heritage Resorts. Now, the ‘Château’ in ‘Le Château de Bel Ombre is not simply used as a ploy to create a nostalgic ambiance. The restaurant itself is a historic mansion with a dated past as a thriving sugar plantation. Apart from the interior décor, the traditional charm, and elegance of the building. The main ‘’pierce de resistance’ is off course, the delicious menu and in the words of Jacques Charles “Le Château de Bel Ombre relies on fresh, local ingredients and puts new spins on traditional Mauritian dishes”.

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We retired back to the resort and despite myself and Laura French teaming up to encourage the Made in Mauritius cast to go out for a brief exploration of the Mauritius nightlife scene. Leader of the pack, Joanna Blyth took the sensible decision by offering us two options which made us choose the option she wanted in the first place. Reverse psychology at it’s best. Myself and French were left dumb founded wondering how she got us to agree and proceed to our villas like well behaved kids at a nursery. Blyth, you should be a politician – (move over Theresa May)… !

The next morning, we enjoyed wonderful breakfast at Annabella’s followed by a golf buggy drive to lunch at the Heritage Golf Club. The Heritage Golf Club is quite impressive to say the least and as a secret golf connoisseur like ‘moi’. I was excited to play the field a few years back and i was hoping for a repeat performance. The Heritage Golf Club, was designed by Peter Matkovich and opened for business in 2004.The golf complex which was designed by Peter Matkovich and opened in 2004, comprises an 18 hole championship golf course, a 9 hole Par 3 course, exceptional practice facilities, golf academy, clubhouse, restaurant and golf shop. With 5 teeing options on each hole, golfers of all levels are catered for. Now, I am no Tiger woods but with statistics like that, pulling off your ‘first tee’ is guaranteed to be a walk in the park. Unfortunately, due to the heavens shedding tears of joy to celebrate our happiness we had to abandon the pull cart for dry shelter at the Club house.

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Wondering what our next plan of action was? Well, there was only one feasible option after spending the whole day playing hard to get with the rain. We were escorted to the Seven Colours Spa for a 90 mins Coco Spa Ritual. To put it quite simply, words can’t describe how relaxed we all felt after what seemed like an intense spiritual massage which was obviously geared towards cleansing your mind, body and soul.We concluded our evening with dinner at Anabellas.

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The next morning, I chose to explore the surroundings and take a tour to meet the locals who make Mauritius one of the most sought after destinations in the world. The Island is a blend of cultures, with a mix of Indian, African, French and Chinese heritage. Later that evening we had an Aperitif and dinner at Gin’ja, hosted by Khurshid Vayid – Communication Executive. Khurshid Vayid is what I call the ‘game changer’.  She studied in London and is well versed on the London scene and she definitely knew where the party in Mauritius was taking place. She promised to introduce us to the real Made in Maurice cast (their version of Made in Chelsea….coming to a TV screen near you in the future). The first venue we  went to was ‘Big Willies’ which both Joanna and Laura found hilarious… I wonder why! I mean this is not a strange occurrence. Is it?? Perfectly normal. #OnlyinMauritius.



After a few drinks and watching an unknown British singer rock her adoring audience. We had paid our dues and moved on to the real after party at the Lakaz Cascavelle . All I can say is that the Mauritians certainly know how to party and the Brits were definitely giving them a run for their money. By, the time I was ready to bring out the killer moves from my memory collection of classic moves… I heard the famous last words…. Taxi…!!!

The most sensible word you can hear on a night out… The driver said, “you will thank me later” and the next morning I understood why.I got up to find myself in a very deep state of meditation… it was so deep that I missed the next activity of the day.image-1 The girls however, took one for the team and enjoyed the Sea Kart Experience organised by MTPA (Mauritius Tourism Authority). In hindsight, when I saw pictures of how much fun was had by my fellow cast members. I put this on my to do list for next time.


Later that evening we were joined again by Guillaume Lefebure for dinner at Zafarani . As we enjoyed, the good food, great conversation and candid moments. Guillaume found himself agreeing to join the cast of Made in Mauritius. His job, was to weekly relay to us how the week was going via Skype to our live studio in London. Call it fantasy, we call it reality and we are sticking to it! By the time we reached our last day, everyone was well and truly addicted to this Paradise Island and the thought of boarding a plane back to Blighty was not at the top of our agendas.

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We strolled to the C Beach Club to join the Kite Surf training. Expert kite surfers the world over are well aware that the big surf and steady winds off the reef here make it one of the best spots on the planet to enjoy their sport. Alas, we were neither experts nor semi-professionals at the craft but we gave it a good go! As you do… We were later invited to play tennis with protective helmets… Tennis legends, Serena and Venus Williams apparently invented this style of playing tennis although I should say allegedly because for some reason I think this was a joke taken way out of proportion (Pause)…. We decided to press play and return back to the C Beach Club and we were right bang in the middle of a wedding taking place at the beach front. You could have felt the romance in the air from the bride, groom and attendees. It was like watching your own fly on the wall documentary of the best beach wedding with you literally being the fly on the beach.

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As the pastor asked if anyone on this beach had any reason why this couple should not be engaged in holy matrimony. I felt like shouting…. “Me… yes… me, because this is a perfect location and we are jealous in a good way…obviously. Now, you can continue” but I let it play out in my mind because Love conquers all and there was no need to make the front pages of the local Mauritius Gazette especially on our last few hours on the island… On that note, we departed Heritage Le Telfair for a short drive to the airport feeling like, we had just left our loved one sipping cocktails in the middle of the Indian ocean. Yes, because when you come to Mauritius you wouldn’t want to leave this paradise island. As we got to the airport, a gentleman who worked for the airlines literally helped upgrade us to more leg room (not quite… first class but its the gesture that counts) as if we weren’t impressed with the people of Mauritius. This was the icing on the cake to what had been a mission in relaxation and self discovery! On a serious note, with a plethora of stunning beaches, diverse culture, exciting activities and rich cuisine. If you are reading this and you are thinking of your next adventure. I am sure at this stage one sentence should spring to your mind.. “Say no more” and my response is check our fact box below for the much needed recommendations.

Thinking of travelling to Mauritius? Here is what Chelsea Monthly recommends:


A deluxe room at Heritage Le Telfair starts from £260 per night (2 sharing) on a B&B basis

For further information call +230-266-9777 or visit


British airways has flights from London Gatwick to Mauritius from £855 return, including taxes.

Tourist Information

For further information and to discover attractions on the island visit

Sea Karting

The one hour Sea-karting experience costs MUR 5500 (approx. £100) This is per sea kart, which can fit two adults and one child between 6 and 12

For more information and to book visit: 


Electro-bike excursion from £38.09pp for a 3 hour tour; £53.97pp for the 7 hour tour of the south.

For more information and to book visit


Jeff ArmstrongJeff ArmstrongAugust 18, 2016


When we think about Mexico, we usually imagine white sand beaches, margaritas and a fun-filled vacation in the sun. But what if you are done with imagining yourself in Mexico on vacation that always ends too soon, and decide to make it your permanent reality – your home?



It is estimated that around 1 million American citizens live in Mexico, and the number keeps increasing every year. The Riviera Maya, a region on the Mexican Caribbean coast, has been especially popular among retirees and families. Each family has different reasons to move to Mexico, but those who move to the Riviera Maya, and especially Tulum, often do so to run away from their daily stress and to immerse themselves in the relaxing, easy-going atmosphere of the Caribbean. Many also choose Tulum because it offers the fastest-growing real estate market in the world.

Here is some basic advice to everyone who is planning to relocate to Mexico.

  1. Buying property in Mexico as a foreigner

There are simple procedures that all foreigners have to follow when they buy property in Mexico, especially in the coastal regions. A foreigner buying land in Mexico within 32 miles (50 km) from the coastline has to use a bank trust (fideicomiso) or establish a Mexican corporation to complete the purchase.  You can choose your bank – HSBC, Scotia bank, Banamex (Citigroup), etc – that will act as your trustee, with you maintaining full control over the trust: you will be able to lease, sell or pass the property on to your heirs. Make sure you choose a trustworthy local real estate agency that will take care of all the steps of buying your property.

  1. Becoming a resident in Mexico

If you are coming to Mexico as a tourist, you don¹t need any visa – you will simply get entry permit as a visitor at the border, usually for 180 days, with no permission to work. In order to apply for Mexican residency, you must do so before going to Mexico at the Mexican embassy or consulate.

Temporary resident visa is issued for up to 4 years, and is meant for those who wish to spend more than 180 days in Mexico per year – it¹s perfect if you own a second home in Mexico. You would need to show monthly income of at least $1,553 per person and at least $520 per month per dependent. You can also get temporary resident¹s visa by showing a bank statement with a balance of about $25,880. There is also a way to get your temporary status by proving you own property in Mexico that has the value of $207,046 or more. When temporary residence card expires, you have to either leave the country or apply for permanent residency.

If you decide you are moving to Mexico permanently, you can apply for permanent residency immediately. The process will be similar as applying for temporary status, but you will have to show higher levels of income: investments with approximate monthly balance of around $103,523 over 12 months or monthly income of $2,588 per person over 6 months.


  1. Cost of living


The cost of living in Tulum and the Riviera Maya depends strictly on your lifestyle. For example, the cost of renting a property on the beach can be a few times higher than a few blocks inland, while still being a few minutes away from the beach. Also, Tulum is full of expensive gourmet restaurants – but also has plentiful local markets that are very affordable. So it¹s completely a choice of each family how to spend their budget. Similarly, you can spend $2,000 for a fancy penthouse condo in Playa del Carmen or $500 for a lovely one-bedroom in Tulum. Utilities – not cheap in Mexico – would come down to about $300 per month, groceries would cost around $400, and a maid would come down to about $60 (once per week). Thus it¹s safe to say that $2,000 budget per couple per month would be sufficient to lead a comfortable life in Tulum


  1. Safety

Is Mexico safe? That¹s a thought that often crosses the mind of many would-be retirees in Mexico. Mexico, in fact, is considered to be one of the best countries for expats in the world. InterNations, which is a popular expat website, named Mexico as a top place to move to because of quality of life, ease of settling in, work opportunities, family life, personal finance and general satisfaction with life. Certainly, every foreigner in Mexico should exercise common sense and caution, as anywhere in the world. Touristy regions as the Riviera Maya are completely safe, but such violent states as Guerrero, that includes Acapulco, the once-glamorous beach town, are not recommended at all.

  1. Healthcare

Mexico offers great and affordable universal healthcare, and its private healthcare is amongst the most affordable in the Western hemisphere. Locally, there are a few smaller hospitals in Tulum and modern healthcare centers in Playa del Carmen and Cancun.


Jeff ArmstrongJeff ArmstrongJune 9, 2016


With everyone consistently on a tight schedule, it’s often a challenge to plan a luxury holiday especially when you want the best money has to offer. Location is key and access to a range of destinations is happiness! Where do you find the time to get the perfect home away from home?  Introducing.. The Hideaways Club, an alternative form of foreign home ownership, which allows members to invest in, and holiday in, a collection of luxury homes in fantastic locations across the globe.

The Hideaways Club is designed for those looking to invest in a second home, but who want the flexibility of travelling to different locations, rather than being restricted to holidays in the same place every year and who don’t want the hassle of maintaining a foreign property.The properties are all hand-picked for their outstanding location and access to great holiday activities and are all worth more than £1.2 million.

Investing in the Hideaway Club makes sense and you will be good company. Tim Henman is a member of the Club. The global portfolio now consists of  Villas in France, Italy (including Sardinia), Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Croatia, Mauritius, South Africa and South East Asia as well as Ski Chalets in France, Switzerland and Japan.

There is also a concierge service for consumer that require the additional touch. So, if you have ever considered second home ownership, but want to have the flexibility to literally pay once for the price of several home options worldwide. Then the Hideaways Club is certainly the perfect choice.

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Federica TadiniFederica TadiniNovember 27, 2015


The French Riviera has been a quintessential destination for the rich and famous for more than a century. Wealthy and aristocratic northern Europeans have been visiting the Cote d’Azur since the 1800s but the Riviera quickly gained popularity as a summer destination in the 1920s due to the likes of Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso, and Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. The beautiful landscape, warm climate, and easy access made it the prime location to host what has become the most prestigious annual film festival. The first Cannes Film Festival was held in 1946 and the Riviera’s romantic appeal has since captured the imagination of filmmakers around the world.

The French Riviera continues to appeal to the discerning travelers of today. The turquoise waters and sandy beaches, nearby mountains, the exquisite yachts, casinos, fabulous restaurants and entertainment provide the perfect setting for a travel destination. Rich in history and rooted in French culture, you can explore the glitz and glamour in the famous seaside towns of Monte-Carlo, Cannes, and St. Tropez as well as the old world charm of the medieval villages such as Eze, St. Paul de Vence, and Mougins. From an adventurous family vacation to a relaxing romantic getaway, the French Riviera sets the standard for beautiful living and captures the essence of “la joie de vivre.”


When visiting the French Riviera, experience this region in the finest way possible. A.M.A Selections, the French Riviera’s leading travel authority, is a luxury vacation rental agency built on superior service, intimate knowledge, attention to detail and 24/7 prompt customer. In keeping with their philosophy, Cofounder Mariek Anselme says, “We believe that the travelers of today are looking for a more authentic and meaningful experience that they can share. We create these five star experiences in a home.”

With the company’s recent launch, A.M.A Selections now offers an exclusive portfolio of just under 100 villas for rent from Monaco to St. Tropez ranging from 7,000€ to 120,000€ per week, complemented with a range of services such as private jet and yacht charter, live-in concierge, private chef, car service, and more.


In addition to A.M.A Selections à la carte services, the company offers their Premium Experience which is designed to provide all of the luxuries of a five star hotel in the privacy of a home such as airport transfers, a live-in concierge, daily continental breakfast, and jet lag massages, to name a few. Furthermore, A.M.A Selections will be launching their new collection of experiences this December to offer to their discriminating clientele. These unique experiences include a private cheese and wine tasting with a sommelier awarded as the best in Europe, a personal photography tour in a beautiful medieval seaside village, an afternoon enjoying water sports alongside the world champion of jet surf and more.


When booking with A.M.A Selections, every recommendation that guests receive is guided by personal experience and insight. Through the extensive network that the A.M.A Selections team has built and their passion and knowledge of the region, clients are treated to unparalleled service and experiences. A.M.A Selections is dedicated to perfecting the travel experience and is building an unrivalled level of reliability, trust and personal connection with their guests.


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Kristina FosterKristina FosterAugust 13, 2014


Everyone needs that accent of colour to make their interiors pop. The new colour-blocking range of luxury furniture designer, Christopher Guy offers a plethora of statement pieces which are sure to induce living-room envy.

Christopher Guy’s furniture epitomizes the spirit of luxury, furnishing some of the finest residences, hotels and resorts in the world, including the Mayfair Hotel in London and the Venetian in Las Vegas. Chairs are upholstered by Dedar, the Italian textile editor therefore offering furniture of the finest quality.

Reclining Ottomans, jacquard armchairs and one-of-a-kind coffee tables are sure to bring a touch of elegance, opulence and style to any room. Still retaining those classic shapes for which he is so renowned, Christopher Guy also introduces a boldness to this new collection with clean, geometric shapes that give an art-deco appearance lending itself to both modern and traditional interiors and sure to brighten any colour scheme.

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