TwoTwentyDots, the private members’ club that links family offices together around luxury assets and private investments, regularly organized private and restricted event for family offices to discuss their experiences around superyachts, private jets, art acquisitions, collectables … and most recently around the fact of owning a CASTLE.
Early June 2022, we united 5 families in a luxury hotel in Monaco to discuss their castle ownership experiences, and more in particular, share names of service companies, craftsmen that did a great job for them. Two families already owned a historical castle, two a recent build one and the last family was looking to leave their mansion for a castle.
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An exquisite piece of Indian Ocean paradise, Benguerra Island is a luxury beach holiday destination where time stands still. Situated off the coast of Mozambique within the protected marine reserve of the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park, this island hideaway is set on a protected lagoon. Warm waters, pristine coral reefs teeming with marine life, idyllic beaches, inland freshwater lakes and towering sand dunes have shaped this adventure haven.
The lodge lies sheltered within the canopy of an indigenous forest and swaying palm trees. The welcoming guest areas offer views of the lush tropical garden and the ocean beyond. Under the shade of straw covered wooden awnings, inviting comfortable loungers are set up around the lodge’s rim flow swimming pool. A colourfully decorated traditional wooden dhow has been converted into a picturesque beach bar, while the cool surrounds of the massage sala hold the promise of deep relaxation.
Tucked in between the iconic safari destinations of Kenya and Tanzania, Rwanda offers guests some of the best primate tracking on the planet, set against the backdrop of its endless green hills and soaring mountainsides.
With over half of the world’s remaining mountain gorilla population, it’s no surprise that the majority of guests visit Rwanda to track and view our highly endangered cousins Rwanda is superb for primates in general, including the fun loving Sykes monkey, the Golden monkey and the boisterous chimpanzee in the Nyungwe Forest.
The country also offers occasion to spot leopards, lions, zebras, elephants and giraffes and plenty of other big mammals. Despite a turbulent past, Rwanda is safe now, and a friendly destination, testament to the resilience of its people For guests seeking a deeply enriching safari, Rwanda offers an experience that is difficult to find anywhere else !
The frontiers are open again so travelling to CANADA is once again possible.
Vancouver Island’s celebrated luxury outpost Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge skirts the banks of its namesake ocean inlet, Clayoquot Sound and offers an escape to the still, tranquil beauty of Canada’s remote wilderness. Accessible only by seaplane, the journey to Clayoquot, an all-inclusive resort in British Columbia, is symbolic of a real departure from the everyday to a dream Vancouver Island adventure. Set among magnificent conifer forests, this Vancouver Island getaway and family resort in British Columbia offers guests an unforgettable experience of the landscape and its wildlife. Adventure-filled days in this Vancouver Island luxury resort are bolstered by local produce-driven and sustainable dining.
Whatever bike brand you love… this long, low and clothed in outrageous carbon-fibre bodywork makes people turn their head. And I have found one that is for SALE for a very DECENT PRICE !
I’ve spend last weekend 3 hours with a passionate Lotus owner and drove his twincolor Lotus Evora GT430 around Versailles. When arriving in his garage, I saw that special motorbike in a corner… a LOTUS C01.
And it is not just a concept bike as LOTUS produced 100 of them. Whether you’re looking at the styling or the quality of finish, it is stunning, and features the finest carbon-fibre I have ever seen. Every piece of welding and fabrication is breathtakingly good, the carbon-fibre wheels are a work of art, and the overall stance of the bike is so different from the norm it’s hard to know what to think.
“What we’re trying to do is to put the fun back into driving”
Article published in “FAMILY OFFICE MAGAZINE” – Autumn 2020
Acquiring a new car, a luxury watch, a private jet, a superyacht, a new interior… creates the joy of ownership around unique pieces of work.
Each story starts with the joy of acquisition as it is fun looking for a new private jet, a superyacht, a full electric powered luxury car, a new villa or apartment… each of them aligning beauty and great craftsman skills. Even with strong digital expertise, it requires privileged access to luxury marketplaces to acquire exceptional items and rely on experts to guide them in the decision process.
At the same time, managing a large portfolio of physical assets is laborious and source of anxiety as it is strenuous to overview the overall portfolio present in multiple countries, laborious to track the status, actual value of each asset, bills, insurances, taxes… while important documents can be dispersed everywhere, not to mention the concerns to transmit these assets in the most appropriate way to the heirs.