Guide to the best luxury gifts for 2013

Put a little luxury under the tree this Christmas with our round up of what this year’s best luxury gifts guides are advising you to buy.

Best luxury gifts: Givenchy’s shark tooth necklace

Best luxury gifts: Givenchy’s shark tooth necklace

Net-a-porter

Harpers Bazaar

Esquire

Best luxury gifts: Dinosaur Bone Cufflinks

Best luxury gifts: Dinosaur Bone Cufflinks

Vanity Fair

CN Traveler

  • Always a classic Liberty’s classic prints never go out of style and now you can wrap you modern classic, the iPad in a 1960s lanthe design Liberty iPad case
  • Iconic camera brand Leica is on many people’s wish list this Christmas so why not treat someone you love to the lightweight, WiFi enabled Leica C
  • For globetrotting friends why not encourage them to follow in the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary with the stylish vintage ‘Everest Edition’ Globe-Trotter suitcase. This was the kind of case used by Hillary and is still made of the same material.

If you’re still looking for more gift inspiration Luxurytopics.com has links to all the major luxury brands with hundreds of gift ideas.

Find out more about our 7 luxury hotels and resorts in the Indian Ocean – visit our website Constance Hotels & Resorts.

 

Food of Madagascar at Constance Tsarabanjina

One of the most lasting memories of a holiday are its flavours and nowhere is this more true than on the remote, exclusive Madagascan island of Tsarabanjina.

Madagascan lobsters at Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina

Madagascan lobsters at Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina

Flavours of Madagascar

Breathe in the scents of Constance Tsarabanjina and you’ll catch hints of cloves, vanilla, black pepper and nutmeg which make up the foundation of Malagasy cuisine.

Local produce at Tsarabanjina

We select the very best produce daily from the local market on Nosy Bé including the freshest spices, fruits and vegetables – luscious pineapples, mangoes and lime, plump pumpkins and vibrantly coloured sweet potatoes.

The fish our chefs prepare is caught off our shores by fishermen from the neighbouring island of Mitsio. Fishing with nets off traditional wooden pirogues, they use the same techniques that Malagasy fishermen have used for hundreds of years.

Fish for your own dinner

It is even possible to have your own pirogue fishing experience with our chefs on hand back on dry land to prepare and cook your very own catch-of-the-day.

For a unique culinary experience you could try lobster caught in the water just beyond your villa, prepared and grilled before your eyes and served to a secluded table for two on the rocks beside the ocean.

Dine on the beach at Constance Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Dine on the beach at Tsarabanjina

Local chefs

Our chefs come with an innate understanding of the distinct flavours and traditions of Malagasy cuisine with its Southeast Asian, African, European and Chinese influences. They blend flavours and traditions to create an elegant, authentically Malagasy, 5-star dining experience.

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Top French and South African winemakers visit Constance in Mauritius

Wine lovers are in for a treat in May at Constance Le Prince Maurice and Constance Belle Mare Plage.

Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Throughout the month specially selected winemakers from the new and old world will be visiting Constance to host wine dinners which compliment the very best wines they produce.

10 May – Marianne Estates visit Constance Le Prince Maurice
Described as ‘South African wine with a French soul’. The Estate’s wines are grown on the foothills of the stunning Simonsberg region in South Africa under the guidance of Bordeaux expert and Frenchman Christian Dauriac. Alex Brodbeck of the Estate will introduce his wines to our guests at a special wine dinner.

17 & 18 May – Domaine Marcel Lapierre visit Constance Le Prince Maurice and Constance Belle Mare Plage
Marie Lapierre of Domaine Marcel Lapierre will host wine dinners at both resorts to introduce guests to its robust, organic Beaujolais wines. Grown in the heart of the Beaujolais region, the Domaine returned to traditional, fully-natural vine-growing techniques in 2005.

The wine producers have kindly agreed to take time during their stay with us to offer training and guidance to our team of expert sommeliers at both resorts.

Find out more

Visit the website Marianne Estates  and read about Marianne Estates on the Schiller Wine blog.

Visit the website Domaine Marcel Lapierre

And read more about Constance Le Prince Maurice and Constance Belle Mare Plage, and check booking availability.

Travel blogger falls for Prince Maurice charm

Hip travel blog Live Young Abroad is singing the praises of the ultimate lifestyle hotel Constance Le Prince Maurice this week.

Lounge Bar, Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Lounge Bar, Constance Le Prince Maurice

Following a holiday to the Mauritian hotel in January the blogger describes, ‘The design of the hotel is fresh, the restaurants are all open air, the atmosphere is relaxing and you can feel the peace entering your body and soul while you are climbing the little stairs separating you from the reception.’

Read the full review of Constance Le Prince Maurice on the Live Young Abroad blog.

Find out more

Catch up on articles about Constance Le Prince Maurice or visit our website, Constance Hotels & Resorts:

Winners of 30 Days of Discovery

Thank you to everyone who has entered our 30 Days of Discovery competition.

We can now announce the winner of the grand prize of the latest iPad Mini is Elodie Binet-Frenkel.

Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Constance Moofushi, Maldives

Congratulations Elodie – we’ll contact you by email shortly.

Catch up with your daily dose of inspiration

Every day, for the last 30 days, we’ve offered a prize a day plus a daily dose of inspiration. If you missed any, and want to look back we have created a board on Constance’s Pinterest with all images and links to the articles.

Winners from the last 30 Days

Here are all the winners of the 30 Days of Discovery competition. We’ll be contacting everyone over the coming few days to arrange delivery.

  • Polina Zinoveva – Day #1
  • Laura Dentico - Day #2
  • Steve Birkin - Day #3
  • Yuv Poonet - Day #4
  • Elinor Bevan - Day #5
  • Patrice Pouts - Day #6
  • Rina Hep - Day #7
  • Liliana Medina - Day #8
  • Simon Grundy – Day #9
  • Gill Doyle - Day #10
  • Martin Ludo - Day #11
  • Florent Gay - Day #12
  • Andreas Mereschko  - Day #13
  • Davina Williams - Day #14
  • Sabine Maier - Day #15
  • Alex Lievens - Day #16
  • Joanne Roper - Day #17
  • Paolo Pacino - Day #18
  • Marlon Sayer – Day #19
  • Richard Quarry – Day #20
  • Scott Widderick – Day #21
  • Antje Allraun – Day #22
  • Maxine Nye - Day #23
  • Eva Forner - Day #24
  • Jane Green - Day #25
  • Jo Jo Young - Day #26
  • Sabrina Luthi – Day #27
  • Ralf Boettcher – Day #28
  • Kate Edwards – Day #29
  • Elodie Binet-Frenkel – Day #30
More competitions coming soon….
Watch this space, we’ll be launching more exciting competitions in the coming months. In the meantime, visit us on our Constance Facebook page or follow us on Twitter.

 

Top 3 tips for health and beauty from Brice Nicham

Podiatrist, Brice Nicham is famed for his unique approach to foot care and posture. 

Brice Nicham footcare at Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

Brice Nicham footcare, photo by Ludovic Andral

Having garnered a loyal following among celebrities, sports teams and those looking for treatments that really deliver, Brice’s treatments are now available at Le Prince Maurice.

Here are Brice’s top 3 tips for 2013:

1. Health

Take good care of your feet all year long and not only summertime when you show them. Having a medical pedicure at least 3 times a year will help you treat painful or esthetical issues. It’s the ideal way to get beautiful and healthy feet all year long, and also to prevent and anticipate issues.

2. Beauty

In our treatment room, we offer you a huge range of nail polishes and long lasting nail polishes. In order to optimise the durability of your nail polish and prevent you from nail damage, it is important you also come and visit us for nail polishing treatment in 3 steps.

3. Well being

Massage your hands and feet every night before going to sleep with a nourishing balm for at least 15 minutes. A long massage will help the cream to penetrate and provide your skin with all its benefits.

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