LUXE’s most cherished asset is its chic coterie of city experts. We mostly value a strong curatorial eye, and boast a team of over 35 savvy, stylish, plugged-in individuals who deeply love and know the city in which they live.
A spur-of-the-moment decision to move to Bangkok brought Liz to Asia in 2003, where over a decade and three countries later, she's in Hong Kong heading up LUXE editorial.
Venus is the bun cha-obsessed Online Editor of LUXE City Guides. Born and raised in Macau, the so-called "Las Vegas of the East", she left behind stable prospects in the hospitality industry to pursue a media career in New York City. After stints at Refinery29 and Hong Kong Tatler, she joins LUXE to honour her love for travel writing.
She's got ten years in Hong Kong and a two-year London stint under her belt, but Jane prefers life on the go, be it whooshing down the ski slopes of Japan, road-tripping along California’s PCH, haggling with Grand Bazaar vendors in Istanbul, or sailing Croatia’s Dalmation Coast.
Liv left behind the lanes, arcades, and wide-open plains of Melbourne for the concrete jungle of Hong Kong, joining the team at LUXE after a stint at Swire Hotels.
Having spent the better part of her 'study years' flitting from Sri Lanka and South Africa to Iceland and Italy, Eleani joined LUXE fresh from freelancing for TimeOut Melbourne and Fairfax media.
After spells spent in Mexico, Madrid, Lyon, São Paulo and Hong Kong, Chloe now lives in London with her husband and two muddy mongrels and is currently planning trips to Bruges, Paris, Alaska, SoCal, Romania and Reykjavik.
Madrid native Marcela skipped home a few years ago after stints in Paris and Brussels. By day she’s a Spanish gastronomy and culture PR consultant, by any other time she’s looking after her baby girl, posting on her blog ‘My Little Madrid’ and keeping LUXE updated with Madrid’s best finds.
Whether seeking street art in Sicily or hunting white truffles with a well-mannered Lagotto expert travel journalist Erica Firpo calls Rome her home and Italy her backyard.
American freelance writer and editor Jessica has been Tokyo-based since 2004, when a gap year turned into something rather more permanent.
London-born journalist and travel bug Sophie has spent six years in Melbourne, and is a big fan of its secret laneway restaurants and rooftop bars.
An award-winning news and magazine journalist and editor of a number of books, Adrian moved to China in 2008.
Globetrotting travel and lifestyle writer Gillian has lived in London and Hong Kong, but now calls Singapore home. Follow Gillian on Twitter @GillianRhys and Instagram @gillian.rhys
Creative director, author, TV host and writer Inès fell into journalism by chance, and as a founding member of the International New York Times, is a pioneer of cultural media in South Korea.
NZ-born Kate has called Melbourne and Sydney home, but joined the LUXE family while living in Istanbul. Upon relocating back to Sydney, she is rediscovering the Emerald City, distilling her very best finds for LUXE.
Whether on safari in Botswana’s Okavango Delta or watching the opera at La Fenice in Venice, content consultant and ex-LUXE editor Kee believes that great travel experiences are made even better with a hearty meal, stiff drink, good company and a comfy bed.
After spells in New York, Singapore and Hong Kong, Nicaraguan-born LUXE lovely Valeria returned to Miami, her home city.
Writer, model and founder of ethical plant-based skincare line, Cult of Treehouse, Amelia was so struck by the beguiling charm of California's sunsets, enigmatic terrain and lifestyle she decided to move there. Los Angeles has been home since 2012.
Scribe and avid foodie Chawadee has lived in Thailand on and off since 1995, and now calls Bangkok home. She enjoys all types of fried noodles, but is not a big fan of jok.
Owner of fashion boutiques and a webshop, Valerie always finds the time (and excuses) to stay up-to-date with the latest rooftop bars, pop ups, festivals and urban beaches in her home city.
Hong Kong born, award-winning entertainment journo Stevie calls New York his other home. When he's not travelling for film festivals and celebrity interviews, Stevie prefers chilled-out trips, which invariably involve a perfect beach and delectable, foodgasm tastes.
Nadia moved to New York City from South Africa in 2010, on a dream and a wish to have lunch with Meryl Streep. When she’s not interviewing movie-stars and musicians, she’s literally running around NYC, peepers peeled for the what’s new in the city that never sleeps.
After decades of travelling through Asia, Africa and N America, Sylvia relocated her family to Paris where she spends her days being Mom, Madame and writer for international ad campaigns, magazines and a novel (in gestation).
Texas born, globally savvy ex-broadcast journo Mary Justice Thomasson-Croll (MJ to friends) followed NBC from Houston to Hong Kong before putting her sparkling personality and extensive network to good use for more than a decade in PR. When Bali's bucolic beaches beckoned, MJ upped and relocated with her son, founding the original LUXE Bali guide along the way. For over 12 years she’s balanced updating LUXE with events management and PR, and in her spare time she designs beautiful decor.