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If you love travel, like all of us at ENTREE do, perhaps you might be interested in checking out these web sites which we find valuable and fascinating.

 

 


Bold

Bold Luxury Concierge is the only resource we rely on for premium global travel services, especially transportation. Founded by David Benmen, a young gentleman we have relied on for years to deliver the finest high-end limos, airplanes, and customer care, Bold simply has no competition if you’re searching for the best. We like working with David and Bold because they truly care and invest all the time necessary to personalize our transportation logistics.

From the moment you book with Bold, you’ll experience a world of service so tailored, you’ll feel at home anywhere on the planet. Because to them, the best kind of luxury is about more than needs and desires. It’s about trust. With over a decade of experience delivering upscale service to an A-List clientele, Bold is able to anticipate your needs, so you arrive in style and on time. Times have changed and so has the way we travel. In a world where we are more discerning than ever, impersonal, old-school transportation companies don’t deliver on experience – we know, we’ve worked with them. That’s why Bold built something better. Their service is intuitive and personal, so you feel connected to everything. They are flexible and accommodating, so you can move through the world with ease. Bold is proud to have amassed a global network of hand-picked partners, who are highly vetted by a highly skilled Executive Team to ensure that clients’ needs are not just met–but surpassed.

They have streamlined the booking process to make it easy and clear and their pricing can’t be beat. If you’re looking to have a special curated experience, David has the contacts and know how to make it happen, be it a helicopter flight over the Vatican, a charter boat on Lake Como or a hot air balloon in the vineyards of Napa. David is meticulous and responsive, two qualities we find are sorely lacking in the travel industry today. On the ground, choose between a variety of late-model, perfectly maintained vehicles, ranging from Luxury Sedans and SUVs, to custom Mercedes Sprinter Vans and Motor Coaches. Book for groups of any size, anywhere in the world, you’ll always feel safe and secure in their hands of their vetted, dependable partners. In the air, Bold has a network of first-rate operators, with access to jets of any type. Book for groups of any size, anywhere in the world with no upfront monetary or long-term commitment.

They specialize in cost-effective, luxury aviation experience to suit your needs. Want to be welcomed in style? Their Airport Greeter service assures a seamless and stress-free arrival. Avoid lines, elevate your airport experience, and protect your privacy. They specialize in managing discreet, secure arrivals for high-profile entertainers, corporate executives and the most discerning globetrotters.

Resourceful, detail-oriented, results-driven, extraordinarily motivated and passionate, David Benmen has a remarkable ability to network and develop strong relationships worldwide. Bold will deliver a highly personalized, uniquely fashioned, confidential experience of luxury, and convenience. We highly recommend this cutting edge, highly-niche hospitality firm, for an unparalleled travel experience with a boutique touch. Their focuses are entertainment, corporate, personal and family travel, everywhere and anywhere. With Bold, going above and beyond is the standard, and everyone is a VIP. Contact David and Bold at (516) 471-2479; ride@bold-luxury.com

 

WRIST AFICIONADO IS CONQUERING THE LUXURY WATCH INDUSTRY
The premier dealer of luxury watches in the United States is Wrist Aficionado, a small company that makes its home in a handsome discreet townhouse on East 62nd Street in New York. It is there that owners Eddie Ross and Vadim Yakubov carefully watch over millions of dollars in the best, most priceless watches and cater to the world’s
most discerning collectors.

This is a golden period for great watches with a strong provenance. Fine luxury watches are timeless assets that are exploding in value. Watch enthusiasts know that they can turn to Wrist Aficionado to source the rarest and most unique timepieces at the best prices and do it with utmost privacy and security here. These two gentlemen understand the investment strategy of rare watches and can guide you with deep knowledge.

Wrist Aficionado offers a unique blend of accessibility, expertise, very personal service and a carefully curated collection of the planet’s most exclusive timepieces. Serious collectors turn to Messrs. Ross and Yakubov when they seek a vintage or new limited edition watch in the best condition, at the best price and with a flawless pedigree. They are specialists in Patek Philippe, Richard Mille, Jacob & Co, Audemars Piguet and Rolex, the more complicated, the better. From $10,000 to $10,000,000, they have the watch for you to treasure.

Wrist Aficionado does more than just sell fabulous watches. In addition to the most diverse selection we have ever seen, they have earned the trust of demanding collectors by delivering reliable service for over 30 years. Trust and confidence as well as pleasure are all components of buying a major watch and Wrist Aficionado delivers each and every time. True professionals, honest and committed to helping you make the right choice.

Wrist Aficionado not only sells the world’s finest, they also purchase fine watches and jewelry. We found their estimates to purchase more than fair, perhaps the highest in the industry and you can feel confident dealing with them. They can work online with ease or in person and have a new showroom at the five-star Setai Hotel in Miami in addition to
their very sleek Manhattan offices. Wrist Aficionado, 19 East 62nd Street, New York, NY 10065, (212) 422-2600; info@wristaficionado.com; www.wristaficionado.com

 

 

OUR RECOMMENDED TRAVEL AGENT:
Santa Barbara Travel Bureau

www.travelbyentree.com

www.travelbyentree.com is a blog by the peripatetic editors of ENTREE Travel Newsletter (www.entreenews.com) established in 1981 and today one of the country’s most respected sources of travel news for the discriminating globe-trotter.

The blog celebrates the joy (and sometimes the pain) of the travel experience. We pride ourselves on our careful research. We sleep in the beds and eat the food we report on.

We cannot be bought. We are a family-owned publication that expects the best and seeks excellence when we travel. We will not tolerate poor service and mediocre treatment.

Please let us hear from you with your memorable travel experiences, good and bad.

William Tomicki
Editor

 

parkingspot

You deserve more than than cheap airport parking. When flying out of Los Angeles and many other major airports, ENTREE always entrusts their car to The Parking Spot. As the leading near-airport parking company in the nation, The Parking Spot provides full service parking to 22 major airports in the U.S., with a total of 34 parking lots. When you reserve a space with The Parking Spot, you can expect more than ordinary airport parking. You're getting a superior airport parking experience. Their lots are spacious, fully-fenced, well lit, and open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. They offer: friendly shuttles every 5-7 minutes, earn free parking with The Spot Club, luggage assistance, complimentary newspaper & chilled bottled water. They'll even detail your car while you're away. Know what airport you’re departing from? Go to www.theparkingspot.com for a list of all their parking locations.

Chisolm

The Chisholm Gallery has been a leading international dealer of polo and sporting art for over three decades. The company, led by the dynamic and vivacious Jeanne Chisholm, strives for a mix of fine art from new and established artists in a variety of media and subject matter. She also works with clients to build art collections and integrate them into life and home. From her headquarters in West Palm Beach, Jeanne scours the globe to find the unusual and beautiful. Look through the Chisholm galleries offerings at www.chisholmgallery.com.

Six miles east of Montego Bay, the historic western city and tourism capital of Jamaica, lies this elegant and luxurious complete resort. Within a 10 minute drive from the Sangster International Airport is the luxurious Half Moon Golf, Tennis and Beach Club. The colonial style Half Moon pampers guests in luxurious accommodations, with award winning cuisine and a full complement of sports. www.halfmoonclub.net

Bouchard Finlayson Vineyards and Winery.
South African producers of outstanding quality Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc wines. www.bouchardfinlayson.co.za

Our favorite places to stay in Edinburgh, Guernsey, Botswana, Ireland, London, Palm Beach, Geneva and Cape Town. Twenty magnificently decorated hotels that will appeal to those seeking sophisticated style and warm charm. Each Red Carnation hotel is dedicated to flawless service, total comfort and peerless cuisine.

ENTREE has thoroughly enjoyed working with Tom Buhl on our newsletter and web site production for many years. If you have a publishing or web project that could benefit from working with a caring and knowledgeable professional, contact: tom@tombuhl.com.

 

 

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