A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT:
Pauline R. Kezer said, “Continuity gives us roots; change gives us branches, letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights.” And so with this issue of the Ker & Downey magazine we are changing in order to give you, the reader, the full breadth of the luxury travel lifestyle.
You’ve probably noticed that we’ve given the magazine a new title, QUEST. Ker & Downey IS on a quest. And our quest is to provide you with the best life experience every time you travel with us. So, check out our magazine and the changes we’ve made. Our hope is you will enjoy the new look and feel but also recognize that with Ker & Downey one thing never changes—and that is the service you receive and the experience you enjoy when you travel with us.
In this issue of QUEST, you will discover everything from new holiday travel options to openings of new Prada boutiques in Doha, Qatar and Osaka, Japan to a new children’s program for the holidays at Le Royal Monceau, Paris.
In the GUIDE section, we’ve asked our friends to share insider secrets of luxury travel to enhance your explorations around the world. David Jones answers a reader’s question about where to go next. Spa and wellness expert Mary Bemis has a conversation about wellness while traveling. And technology sage Liam McCabe discusses a fun, new camera option for your next trip.
Our STYLE section includes a timely article on luxe gifts for savvy travelers and a discussion with global textile designer John Robshaw concerning his passion as a man on the move. For those looking for new essentials, we’ve also included a feature on men’s luxury travel cases—timely, considering the season.
In the FLIGHTS department, Scott Goetz takes you on a tour of Hong Kong’s blow-your-mind foodie experiences and Just Opened London Editor Kirsty Hathaway guides you on not-to-miss spots when you pass through in THE LAYOVER.
Our EXPLORATIONS features include an inside look at what’s hot in Israel, with a special focus on the creativity boom in Tel Aviv, a spa review of THE SIAM written by The Spa Whisperer Nigel Franklyn, a safari in a conservancy bordering the Masai Mara with stays in two camps owned by Great Plains Conservation and a holiday travel preview by staff writer Haley Beham.
For THE EXPERIENCE, Fashion Editor for Vogue España Belén Antonlin shares her diary of her visit to one of the most intriguing destinations in the world, Morocco, via a trip she took with Ker & Downey last spring. And last but not least THE SHOT—a stunning photographic moment—for this issue comes from photographer and director Jack Guy, who is just back from Australia where he shot our next issue cover story.
I hope you enjoy the changes we’ve made in this issue. Please give us your feedback on our Facebook page or email us at QUEST@kerdowney.com. And when you are considering your next adventure, please consider Ker & Downey.