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Drive, Sail & Fly

The latest luxury motoring news, reviews and features from Luxury Lifestyle Magazine. We also cover the very best in private jets, yachts, boats and motorbikes.

Test drive: Honda CR-V 1.5T VTEC Turbo

It’s been a good couple of decades since the motoring world saw the launch of the first generation Honda CR-V, which became a standard-bearer for modern, urban SUVs, changing people’s perceptions of...

We take a look at why superyacht owners are travelling further, playing harder and even developing an eco-conscience. Superyachts have long been the ultimate passion asset for the ultra-wealthy. However,...

Used to driving a luxury car at home? Then why settle for anything less on your next big getaway? And, if you want to really push the boat out, then hiring the prestige sportscar of your dreams is the...

Words by Sally Meeson As the long days of summer draw to an end, choosing where to spend those precious last mild weekends becomes all the more pressing. But today I feel I might have just dropped on the...

There’s a problem with the Bentley Continental GT Convertible. In Scotland. Scottish weather, even in the height of summer, rarely provides convertible moments. That means that you drive the vast majority...

Private jets offer many benefits – the most obvious being the freedom to tailor your flight to suit your preferences. Unsurprisingly, this makes it popular with company heads and frequent flyers alike....

If you visit a city thinking the only way it can be done is by taking in as many sights, eateries and shops as possible, while walking hundreds of miles to do so and leaving the chaos behind utterly shattered,...

Flying cars, oddly shaped houses, and aesthetics that are somehow futuristic, yet vintage at the same time, these things sound like the elements of 1960s sci-fi movies. And until now they have mostly been...

Air travel principally has been considered a glamorous affair. Starting with the Wright brothers’ first flight back in 1903, the first commercial flight in 1914 and now the airbus models that line the...

The most astonishing cars ever produced, a line-up of world-famous luxury brands, and one of the UK’s most beautiful historic settings. That’s the very successful recipe for the world-famous Concours...

Lexus is amplifying the award-winning design of its LC flagship coupe in a new Limited Edition model, available to order from Lexus retailers now. An exclusive new Terrane Khaki exterior finish sets off...

‘There’s the view of New York from the Triborough Bridge, there’s the Sydney Opera House and there’s Concorde; arguably the 3 most beautiful manmade sights in the world.’ The words of Sir David...

Travel and lifestyle writer Codelia Mantsebo takes the brand new Rolls-Royce Cullinan off-roading. Rolls-Royce’s new flagship SUV has joined the luxury 4×4 in-crowd, but let this be clear — the...

Leading motoring journalist Steven Berry, a member of the Northern Group of Motoring Writers, test drives the Bentley Mulsanne Speed. In a world where people are increasingly cynical and difficult to impress...

Words by Paul Malicki, Flapper CEO. Las Vegas-to-Los Angeles or Moscow-to-Niece: as a private aviation enthusiast you’ve probably heard that these are some of the world’s most frequently flown executive...

If you would like to have a truly luxurious experience this year, then why not visit the Mediterranean and enjoy a relaxing yacht charter holiday with your friends and family? From picturesque beaches...

For some people flying is a means to end; a way to transport themselves from the daily grind to holiday mode, but for others it’s a part of the journey they very much look forward to. The excitement...

If you’re in the market for a seriously high-end car, it can be difficult to make that all-important call between practicality and performance. As a fellow petrol head, you probably want a vehicle that...

Established in 1954, Lister is one of the oldest names in British-built cars. Luxury Lifestyle Magazine met with Lister Cars owner Lawrence Whittaker, who bought the company in 2013, to find out more. Can...

Leading motoring journalist Steven Berry test drives the Maserati Levante GranLusso. If you’re in the market for premium SUV that can also thrill you on the open road, then you have quite a choice these...

If you are searching for new ways to explore then look no further as a recently unveiled series of yachts will give you an unforgettable adventure. Dynamiq, the Monaco-based builder of next-generation...

Words by Sara Darling Have you ever thought about what Brighton looks like from above, or visited a toy town? The British Airways i360 might give you a great view of the windmills 13kms from the shore...

Celebrities seem to have it all; the money to fly to exotic locations at a moments notice, designer wardrobes, and of course envy inducing cars. With status being such an integral part of the celebrity...

Now that summer is underway, you’re probably scouring the internet for a vacation spot. Rather than resorting to the usual destination, Paris, Venice or Rome, opt-in for a summer adventure like no other...

Jaguar Classic has completed a bespoke XK120 sports car restoration commissioned by renowned British male model and life-long Jaguar enthusiast David Gandy. The 11-month project, which was a close collaboration...

You’re likely to have been considering this for a while; you’ve worked hard, taken care of the essentials, invested in a property perhaps, experienced those life-changing trips – but...

Ocean King, the Italian shipyard based Chioggia, has introduced the market to its latest New Classic 108 concept. The New Classic 108 is a sleek 350 gt explorer yacht built with a length overall of 34m...

Words by Mark Needham The dream of owning an aircraft is one that many young boys hold dear, but only a few go as far as to investigate the realities of it in adulthood. So how easy is it to own your own...

John Mayhead looks at whether there’s still money to be made from classic cars and suggests five rules to follow when buying. Over the last 15 years-or-so, making money from classic cars was relatively...

If you’re into culture, cuisine, fast cars and stunning coastline, you would be hard-pressed to find a better summer getaway destination than Italy. From the fashion of Milan, to the golden beaches of...

If you’re new to the business aviation market and you’re chartering your first private jet, this is the right place for a quick guide. Whether it’s luxury, time-efficiency or simply the experience...

The founder of Design 911, Karl Chopra, is a true Porsche enthusiast who managed to turn his hobby into a business. With over two decades of experience with customers who own the world’s most popular...

Leading motoring writer Mark Gallivan takes the 2019 BMW 330i out for a test drive. Here is what he thought. Now before we even approach the awkward truth about the new BMW 3 Series, there’s one other...

The luxury yacht industry has developed almost exponentially over the past three decades. With boats bigger, better and more luxurious than ever before, some of the best yachts for sale even a decade ago...

Leading motoring writer Mark Gallivan takes the 2019 Audi Q8 3.0TDI 286HP Quattro TipTronic out for a test drive. Here is what he thought. Picture the scene. It’s a Friday evening in Ingolstadt and the...

With the contemporary world’s hectic scheduling and ever-blurred lines between work and personal life, we all need to find our own sense of escapism – not least for those of you operating in the upper...

Luxury cars are not just defined by their cosseting ride, impressive levels of technology and refinement, but the level of prestige they bring. If you are in an indulgent mood and you feel like it’s...

At Luxury Lifestyle Magazine, we’re big fans of elite motoring. We’re also big fans of services, like Uber, that make travelling for business, or pleasure, completely painless and paperwork free. Which...

Leading motoring journalist Steven Berry test drives the Volvo XC40 R-Design D4 AWD Auto. With the new XC40 you get the impression that someone at Volvo has gone out on a bit of a limb. Someone hasn’t...

Ferrari has revealed the first official photographs of the F8 Tributo, the new mid-rear engined sports car that represents the highest expression of the company’s classic two-seater berlinetta. The name...

Once you’re committed to acquiring a yacht, how to kit it out, and what with, becomes the next important step. Like with any luxury purchase, you want it to stand out among the crowd and win you favour...