In early January I had the pleasure of attending Thailand Yacht Show in Phuket https://www.thailandyachtshow.com/ which I have to say was a very well run show, featuring some wonderful events and of course, super yachts.
Perhaps one of the most interesting events I attended was on Rang Noi Island, a stunning private island which is located just a few kilometers from Phuket Roayal Marina and only a ten minute boat ride away. Apart from the wonderful hospitality shown by the island owners, the excellent musical trade off's by a very talented violinist and accompanying sax player at the closing party were highlights and the incredible fireworks display topped off the night perfectly!
You can find more information about the island on my web site and I am already booking my place for next years show.
(Below, a super yacht moored just off Rang Noi Island as the sun was setting).
Aditus has signed an exclusive partnership with bespoke private jet chartering company L’VOYAGE that will allow crypto-affluents to make payment with digital currencies.
Aditus, the world’s no. 1 luxury access platform for crypto-affluents, has signed an exclusive partnership with bespoke private jet chartering company L’VOYAGE to accept payment in cryptocurrencies.
L’VOYAGE is a Hong Kong-based company with a long heritage in serving discerning corporate travellers and jet-setters. Part of a specialist business aviation group founded in 1999, L’VOYAGE offers unrivalled access to aircraft options and landing destinations, coupled with highly personalised hospitality. In April, the company officially launched its ultra-exclusive travel curation services under the L’VOYAGE Travel brand in response to growing demand across China.
L’VOYAGE is notably the first Wyvern approved broker in Asia, making its safety intelligence of the highest accredited standards within the region. Renowned for their ultra-exclusive travel experiences, from champagne served in chauffeured vehicles that brings clients to the plane to food sourced from Michelin-starred eateries, L’VOYAGE provides all-encompassing luxury experience accessible to HNWI and the ultra-affluent. As part of their lifestyle program, L’Voyage also offers amazing travel experiences and access to some of the worlds’ most prestigious events.
As part of this partnership, Aditus Pay will be adopted as the exclusive crypto payment gateway for L’VOYAGE to allow users to make payment in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum or Litecoin. Aditus will also be working closely with L’VOYAGE to help them tap into this burgeoning community of new wealth and provide a convenient and seamless cryptocurrency payment experience.
Remarking on the partnership, Aditus CEO and co-founder Julian Peh said: “We are thrilled to be associated with L’VOYAGE. Their services are renowned and unparalleled across the region, and Aditus takes pride in being the exclusive crypto payment service provider to allow a new market of crypto-affluents to access this lifestyle.”
“The timing is right for our partnership with Aditus and I see a lot of opportunity ahead for our clients,” said Director of Lifestyle Services L’VOYAGE, John B Sutherland. “We are already starting to get enquiries about paying for unique lifestyle and private jet experiences by cryptocurrencies and the demand will only grow in the future.”
I'm delighted to announce my collaboration with Diana Chou, the Founder of 'L'Voyage' Hong Kong. We will work together to create unique experiences for Diana's valued clients in all the Asian countries where her company is represented.
L’VOYAGE, which arranges ultra-luxurious journeys for ultra high net worth clients in greater China on a regular basis, says that there is an upward trend in the super rich taking overseas private jet trips as a family unit. “When our clients fly overseas for family holidays, they usually combine it with property and college tours. In addition to preferring the convenience of making multiple stops of their choice, they often have requests that commercial airlines cannot accommodate, such as special medical assistance, dietary restrictions and security arrangements. Sometimes, they even request to take their pets along with them, which we are more than happy to accommodate, whenever possible, John is a valuable member of our organization and we are delighted he has agreed to join our group, said L’VOYAGE founder and chairman Diana Chou.
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A while back I launched 'Movie Theme Vacations', which created a lot of attention among the media and our clients alike. Some of the themes we have had requests for are 'Frozen', 'Top Gun', 'The Game' but my favourite is 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty'.
One client recently asked us to create a 'Bucket List' experience, similar to a scene from the movie in the Himalayan mountains in search of the elusive 'ghost cat', the stunningly beautiful 'Snow Leopard, as it is better known.
The image above conjures up memories of the scene where Walter, (Ben Stiller) tries to track down Sean Penn in the Himalayan Mountains, where he is trying film the elusive cat.
Our clients spent several days on the mountain tracking and filming Snow Leopards. We arranged for some of the best trackers in the area to alert our team in advance for sightings, to give our clients the best chance to fulfill their passion to find and film these exquisite animals.
I'm delighted to report that our clients were elated, as they managed to spot a snow leopard on day 2, just after making a kill. There were more sightings over the next three days and it's very rewarding when you can plan and arrange an experience like this that can change peoples lives.
I'm pleased to announce that we can now offer you the opportunity to stay and play at the world's most iconic golf destination, Pebble Beach! Our guests can enjoy the award winning hospitality and amazing golf on offer and to book your accommodation and t-time all you have to do is send us an email.
Pebble Beach has hosted the world's greatest golfers and is a 'must play' for serious golf enthusiasts.
More information available here http://www.johnbsutherland.com/pebble-beachreg.html
Every year I receive requests to arrange to see Andrea Bocelli perform and no better than to watch him in his home town of Lajatico in Tuscany. Some of my dear clients missed him last year but were determined to catch him in 2016 and judging by their feedback, they were not disappointed.
With the help of Andrea Bocelli's team, we also managed to arrange for my guests to attend a dinner with Andrea and his esteemed guests at his private residence after the show, where he was entertaining special guests in aid of his Foundation.
A special thanks to all who participated and donated to this wonderful cause and I hope to welcome you back again next year.
Please see a letter of thanks from Mr & Mrs Bocelli
We are profoundly proud and glad to communicate that, thanks to the funds raised during the Teatro del Silenzio, we will be able to fully support one year of the ABF Water Truckproject. Two tanker trucks will circulate in the slum of Citè Soleil in Haiti every day, three times a day and 6 days a week, granting free access to potable water to more than 300.000 people, improving their health-hygiene conditions, reducing the transmission of infectious diseases and reducing deaths from dehydration in infants and elderly people.
Andrea and Veronica
Andrea Bocelli's wonderful new album 'Cinema' is out now!
There are not many words to describe this so best you just watch the video. These amazing guys operate out of Dubai and have just pulled off one of the greatest feats ever!
Before you ask, I did call them and ask if they would be happy to train some of my clients and take them up for a flight but at this moment in time the answer was that they can't yet but perhaps sometime in the future. We wait with baited breath!
Every week I get some very interesting requests from my partners and clients and each one represents a different challenge. This week I had a call from my partner in India, who has a client that wants to track and photograph one of the world's most elusive and rarest members of the cat family, the Snow Leopard! This is not the first time he has tried it and did not manage to find one last time round, so this has become a 'bucket list' affair!
These magnificent animals are in danger of being wiped out, as they are hunted for their deep, thick fur. An estimation of somewhere between 3,500 to 7000 are left roaming the wild. Mostly found in Central Asia in the rugged mountains around an altitude of 9,800 to 17,000 feet, this is not going to be an easy task!
They are normally active at dawn and dusk and snow leopards are rarely seen in the wild. Unlike other big cats, snow leopards are unable to roar. Solitary in nature, they pair only during the breeding season.
Currently, I'm in discussions with a world famous nature photographer to discuss plans for our mission in hand and look forward to sharing news with you on how this one gathers momentum!
This summer, Andrea Bocelli again headlines his anticipated concert in his home town of Lajatico. My clients who attended the event last year had a very special time and commented on how cool the whole Tuscany experience was in general. A special mention was regarding the visit to the Antinori winery. Here's a comment from one of my clients, 'Other than the concert, the best part of all of our experience would definitely be The Antinori wineries trip. The visuals and sensual assault was something: so deep, so unique - to see something like this is simply stunning, the family's restaurants, valleys, vineyards, castles, all of those felt like a fairytale'.
This is Andrea Bocelli's 10th anniversary for this event and it seems as popular as ever! Please visit my web page for Andrea Bocelli and you can download the full itinerary and cost for this amazing event.
From September 9th to the 15th, how would you like to spend time with Andrea Bocelli as your host and dine with him in his private residence? Not only that but David Foster and a host of other celebrities will be present, including 'The Band Perry', Reba McEntire, Ronnie Dunn and other 'A- List celebrities.
Please email me personally for more information on this truly unique opportunity at email@example.com
As would be expected, places are very limited!
How would you like to spend an evening, or have lunch with one of cinema’s most riveting stars and step into the world of Al Pacino as he shares his passion for acting and directing up close and personal. In an on-stage interview with clips (some never seen before), Al Pacino will give a rare glimpse into the creative process of one of our greatest actors. Sharing backstage tales from a lifetime in the world of theatre and film and revealing the inner workings of his most personal work (watch for surprise readings) this one night only event will end with a question and answer session with you, the audience.
Al Pacino has created some of the most indelible character portrayals in cinema history. Starring in over forty films that include The Godfather Trilogy, Dog Day Afternoon, Serpico, Sea of Love, Dick Tracy, Heat, Scarface, Any Given Sunday, Angels in America and most recently You Don’t Know Jack for HBO. He is one of the rare winners of the triple crown of acting: the Oscar, Tony and Emmy Award and was a recent honoree of the 2012 National Medal of Arts.
This is a rare chance to get up close and personal with this true movie legend.
It's difficult for me to picture Al Pacino without the name Tony Montana coming to mind and he has certainly immortalized that character for me in 'Scarface'!
From the 19th to 24th May he will be appearing in London, Glasgow and Dublin. Email me for details of a very unique opportunity during his visit to the UK.
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