Luxury Travel: Ferragamo family launches limited edition collectibles at Lungarno Collection hotels

lungarno collectionThe Italian hospitality group Lungarno Collection, owned in part by the Ferragamo family, is stepping up their branded offerings with a new collection of “Ferragamo Creations,” Hotels magazine reports.

Limited-edition pieces will include bespoke items originally designed for celebrities, including ballet flats designed for Audrey Hepburn and the court shoes worn by Marilyn Monroe in “Some Like It Hot.”

The line is available to guests checking into suites at Hotel Lungarno, Gallery Hotel Art, Continentale and Lungarno Suites in Italy. Prices begin at €400 (US$533) per item.

Daily Pampering: Luxury Avenue in Cancun changes travel shopping completely

What do you do when your wallet starts to itch? If you’re sunning yourself in Cancun, Mexico, have a car take you from your resort to the new Luxury Avenue. This new travel retail destination has brought together in one place such stores as Mont Blanc, Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Ferragamo and Zegna — creating a shopping experience reminiscent of South Beach or Cannes. Luxury Avenue is within striking distance of the area’s top hotels, including Gran Caribe Real, Ritz-Carlton and Le Meridien Cancun.

When you need a break from toting your bags around — or if you want to fuel up for a run through Luxury Avenue — stop by the Luxury Bar and Café on the mezzanine level; it’s open from noon to 9 PM. There’s always Veuve Clicquot on ice, but you can sip a great red instead, if that’s how you prefer to unwind. Sit back in a bright pink loveseat — courtesy of Veuve — and chill like the flute in your fingers. If you’re intent on working in the midst of this decadence, at least you’ll be able to hit the free high-speed internet access.

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