The Luxury Editor has been borne out of the desire to build an online society for discerning travellers; those who seek out stylish places, indulgent experiences and have an affiliation with the new and the different. Our audience is international and multi-generational but share in the delight of discovery and demand unsurpassed quality.
As such TLE and its contributors travel the world to find those hidden gems; undiscovered destinations, boutique hotels, hip bars and restaurants, adrenaline fuelled activities or the ultimate in chill out and relaxation.
The world is a big place and although TLE comprises of a well-travelled pair, we do not profess to have covered every corner of the globe (although we’d like to!). This is why we have invited select industry experts from the luxury travel sector to share their knowledge and experiences so that yours can be enhanced and expanded.
Originally from Glasgow, but calls Edinburgh HQ, Ross’ background in the travel sector stretches ten years, having forged a successful career in the travel marketing industry. Working with some of the biggest names in the luxury travel market he has developed online marketing strategies for the best of the best.
An avid traveller he always has itchy feet and those feet have taken him across the world in a quest to keep on discovering what is out there. If he isn’t in Europe he is most likely in Asia, which has become a second home, with Hong Kong and Bangkok being his favourite places to hang out!
A north-east girl by heart but with firm roots now in Edinburgh, Chrystal is the European eyes and ears of TLE, particularly liking the cold mountain scenes the Alps has to offer. With a background in online marketing (specialising in travel) that spans over eight years, Chrystal has been the brains behind the online marketing strategies of a number of the UKs biggest travel brands.
If she’s not hunting out new haunts in the UK, then she’ll be playing in the pow in some of the most breath-taking ski resorts in Europe.
And when the snow has melted and it’s time for a bit of chilled out sun-time luxury then Chrystal’s favourite hang-out is her second home in Torba on the beautiful Bodrum Peninsula.
For Andrew, luxury is many things; genuine hospitality; thoughtful service; authenticity; attention to detail; and yes sheer indulgence at times too! Originally from the UK, Andrew has lived in the US and France but now calls Mediterranean Spain his home – well, that´s when he´s not travelling, passport-in-hand.
Catherine is the newest member at The Luxury Editor. As an Edinburger, she loves spending time exploring everything her city has to offer, in particular the abundance of cocktail bars. If you want to know the best place for a White Russian, she’s your girl! Despite being Scottish through and through, she adores Italian food, is obsessed with French style, and loves anything Scandinavian – the more minimalist the hotel, the better!
Based in the coastal county of Cornwall, Abby is the resident southerner at TLE. When she’s not busy working as a freelance journalist you’ll most likely find her in or near the sea. After living in Australia for a few years, she now enjoys the close proximity to the rest of Europe where favourite haunts include Bruges, Edinburgh and Paris. For more information follow her on twitter @abby_driver or check out her portfolio www.abbydriver.co.uk