Luxury apartments and villa accommodation in major cities, as well as smaller towns. Our personally selected properties are for those who love staying in, or close to a town or city centre to experience local culture, fine food and wine. We will be adding our own personal recommendations, as well as a calendar of cultural events to help plan your trip. We have also added a boutique selection of  recommended luxury holiday homes for rent in our favourite villa destinations.


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Madrid, Spain

Opera Apartment

This elegant and unique penthouse is located in the old Palace of the Countess of Medina, dating back to 1850. An urban oasis of peace and quiet, the penthouse (140m2) occupies three floors of the building, and was totally refurbished in August 2014. It is situated in the heart of Madrid in the district of Palace, where most of the most important buildings in the city are situated, including the Royal Palace and the Opera Theatre. It is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Madrid, one of the most traditional and cosmopolitan parts of the city, characterised by its charming streets and lush gardens. It is also close to the Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol, which you reach by foot via the pedestrianized streets of the area, with their boutiques, restaurants and cafes..

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New York, USA

Cubism at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Cubism, the most influential art movement of the early twentieth century, still resonates today. It destroyed traditional illusionism in painting and radically changed the way we see the world. The Leonard A. Lauder Collection is being shown in public for the first time—eighty-one paintings, collages, drawings, and sculpture by the four preeminent Cubist artists: Georges Braque, Juan Gris, Fernand Léger and Pablo Picasso. Until 16th February 2015.

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Vienna, Austria

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. The Path to Modernism at the Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien

To mark the painter’s 150th birthday, the Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien is showing Henri Toulouse-Lautrec’s most famous works. Until 25th January 2015.

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