Haute Secrets: Cruciani’s Luca Caprai

Italian entrepreneur Luca Caprai founded his successful fashion brand Cruciani in 1992 after years of witnessing the craftsmanship of his
family in creating fine Italian goods. Renowned worldwide for his stunning designs of superb quality, Caprai’s recently launched Cruciani bracelets have now attracted such celebrity followers such as Dita Von Teese and Paris Hilton. Caprai gives Haute Living an inside peak into some of his favorite hotels, restaurants, museums and cultural attractions within Dubai and around world. speaks to Haute Living


Where were you born: Foligno (Umbria)

How often do you visit Dubai: 4 to 5 times per year

Occupation:  CEO of Cruciani and Cruciani C

Favorite restaurant: Da Vittorio in Cantalupa, Bergamo

Best steakhouse: At.mosphere in Dubai

Best sushi: Kwubei Ginza in Tokyo

Best Italian: 8 1/2 Otto E Mezzo Bombana in Hong Kong

Best pizza: Ciro at Mergellina in Naples

Best lunch: Langosteria in Milano

Best place for late night dining: Park Hyatt Tokyo’s New York’s Grill

Best dessert: Banca Restaurant in London

Best place for a romantic date: Quattro Passi in Nerano, Naples

Best Sunday brunch: Balthazar New York

Hautest club and/or lounge: Roberto’s DIFC Dubai

Best place for a power business meeting: My house

If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? The Four seasons in Milan

Favorite shopping venue: Madison Avenue in New York

Best place to buy jewelry/watches: Luigi Verga in Milan

Best spa: Mandarin Oriental New York

Best massage: The Landmark Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong

Best limousine/driving services: La Vela Dubai

Favorite charity event: American Express at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art

Favorite museum: El prado Museum in Madrid

Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: the Parthenon in Athens

All-around favorite locale in Dubai: Armani Ristorante

Best aspect of Dubai: Freedom, kindness and security