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  • There are limits to how far you can develop a business in the world’s most dangerous region – even more so if that country happens to be Israel.

  • Spas go back thousands of years – today they are more popular than ever. Claire Adler looks at some of the most exclusive ones in Europe

  • The Asprey family has been in the business of selling luxury goods for seven generations. William Asprey tells Claire Adler how he is putting his own stamp on his business

  • Second-generation CEO Vittorio Missoni tells Claire Adler how the family-run fashion house is riding out the recession in style

  • Galahad Clark’s ancestors have been making shoes since the 1830s. You could say he’s following in his forefathers’ footsteps with his new venture. It’s just he’s doing it without any shoes on, writes Claire Adler

  • Against the background of a flailing economy, third generation jewellers Aaron Basha are bucking the trend. Claire Adler meets president Sasson Basha and finds out how he’s riding the wave in style

  • James Bond creator Ian Fleming always wore it and Florence Nightingale penned thank-you letters for it. Family-owned Floris’s fragrances give an unapologetically old-fashioned experience discovers Claire Adler

  • Exhibiting work from Britain’s most illustrious silver dynasties spanning the last two hundred years, the London Silver Vaults shows off the family silver this summer.

  • Family-owned luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent has a history of offering access to places and experts that are largely inaccessible. Think of an expedition to the South Pole with the man described by the Guinness Book of Records as “the world’s greatest living explorer” Sir Ranulph Fiennes as your guide.

  • Family tragedy followed by family passion led to the birth of a luxury brand currently taking the world of watches by storm. Claire Adler meets two brothers who abandoned the City of London long before anyone even mumbled the words credit crunch

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