Anyone who loves Tuscany – and who doesn’t ? – has dreamt of moving to one of its hilltop medieval villages, surrounded by pastoral fields seemingly untouched by time. We spoke with our friend Michael Cioffi, owner of luxury boutique hotel Monteverdi, about his Tuscan retreat and rescuing from extinction Castiglioncello Del Trinoro. How did you … Continued

Diving in Fiji

Labeled “The Best Shark Diving Location in the world” plus wall dives, swim-throughs, caverns, canyons and incredible blue water encounters, Fiji is a pristine diving destination. Below, two Marchay members and avid divers share their Fiji experience with us. The strong currents of the outer reefs bring nutrient rich waters from thousands of miles around, … Continued

Buenos Aires

Vanessa Bell is a writer specializing in fashion, design, architecture and art. Raised in Paris and the UK, but having visited Argentina her entire life – thanks to her Argentine mother – she decided to move to Buenos Aires 8 years ago. As the co – author of  Wallpaper Magazine’s Buenos Aires City Guide and the … Continued

Marina Hoermanseder’s Berlin

Berlin is home to French – Austrian Designer Marina Hoermanseder. Declared by Vogue as “Berlin’s new sartorial voice”, her celebrated creations represent a bold, feminine individualism. Elegant and eccentric, Berlin inspires creatives and allures culture junkies. Here are Marina’s recommendations when visiting Germany’s coolest city. Where do you recommend staying in Berlin?  My two favorite hotels in … Continued

Anisya Fritz’s Sonoma

Anisya Fritz is a woman steeped in business and culture. After an accomplished career solving complex logistics problems around large scale disaster relief, she joined her husband, Lynn, to run their winery, Lynmar Estate. The spectacular property, perched on the Quail Hill vineyard near Sebastopol, is the ideal micro-climate for their delicious pinot and chardonney. … Continued

Jill Paider’s Fiji

The award winning photographer specializes in capturing the beauty of architecture, food and people. In addition to being an artist behind the lens, Jill has published thirteen absolutely marvelous hand crafted photography books on architecture and design. A curious and passionate traveler, she has visited over 100 countries on and off assignment. As a birthday … Continued

Ann Berry’s Myanmar

Ann Berry is a private equity investor with a creative soul and great taste. Multicultural and multifaceted, Ann is an avid explorer and observer who occasionally blogs about her travels. While on gardening leave recently from a large financial group that shall not be named, she took a bucket list trip to Myanmar. Here, she shares with … Continued


If you’ve ever watched The Academy Awards, Golden Globes or Project Runway, you certainly know Zac Posen’s name. This red-carpet designer to the stars is now a bonafide celebrity himself. When the New York native heads west to LA, he’s often dining at home with the likes of Katie Holmes and Demi Moore. But he … Continued


Fashion designer Vera Wang may live in New York, but her heart is in Paris. And Paris loves her back. The legendary designer – best known for her bridal gowns – was recently awarded the prestigious Légion d’Honneur on the opening of day of the Paris fashion shows. Here is her Paris Blackbook: FAVORITE HOTELS: … Continued


As founder of The Cinema Society, Andrew Saffir’s exclusive movie screenings are among the most coveted invites in New York. Over the years, Saffir has amassed an A-list rolodex, which makes his events all the more special. Whether it’s a Woody Allen movie premiere or the recent final season premiere of Girls, Saffir always brings … Continued


JASON BINN:  MEDIA MOGUL. FOUNDER OF DUJOUR MEDIA. WORLD TRAVELER. MIAMI EXPERT.  Here is his BLACKBOOK. FAVORITE HOTEL IN SOUTH BEACH AND WHY: The Confidante Miami Beach. It’s affordable luxury in a great location. And now that it’s backed by the Hyatt Corporation, it has a great corporate structure. BEST RESTAURANTS TO PEOPLE WATCH FOR … Continued


Jonathan Levine may not be a household name, but if you’re the type of traveler who loves tech, music and fashion (I mean, who doesn’t), you may be familiar with the company he started and runs, Master & Dynamic. Levine started the trendy headphone company (which boasts Paul McCartney as a fan) in 2013 after … Continued


New-York based designer Tracy Reese is famous for her flirty, colorful dresses and celebrity clientele, including the First Lady. Michelle Obama wore a Tracy Reese dress when she gave her Democratic National Convention speech in 2012. That was a watershed moment for Reese, but she never forgets she’s a Detroit girl at heart who loves … Continued


Inspired by Saville Row tailoring and a distinct New York sensibility, menswear designer Todd Snyder has a devoted following worldwide, including halfway around the world in Japan. He’s just opened his first American flagship in New York, which includes a coffee shop, a barbershop and a partnership with 1stdibs on decor (meaning everything in the … Continued

Marchay Member Travel

15+ nights in 5* hotel

Private, First or Business Class fights

Minimum $25,000 travel spend /year

One large vacation /year

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