Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Cristiano Ronaldo Stars In New Jacob and Co.’s Campaign

Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo is the new face of the eminent watch and jewelry label Jacob & Co. Real Madrid star has been a long time client of the New York jewelry maker and therefor we had a chance to see him wearing his favorite "Ghost" watch, and the reason why he was chosen for this campaign were natural.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Novak Djokovic – And the donkey cheese

Novak Djokovic, who until yesterday was known as the Serb who was ranked the number 1 professional tennis player for both 2011 and 2012 will henceforth be known as the guy who stole our cheese. Djokovic who is clearly at the peak of his career (you really cant go any higher than being #1) has decided on opening a chain of restaurants as his retirement policy. In order to set his restaurants apart,Novak purchased the entire years supply (2013) of the worlds most expensive cheese. So valued is this cheese that it would usually retail for 1020 Euro per 500gr ($585 per pound).

A Russian Billionaire Bought Aristotle Onassis’ Island

The daughter of Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev has bought the Greek resort island where shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis famously married Jacqueline Kennedy in the 1960s.

Best bakeries for baguettes in Paris 2013

Headed to Paris anytime soon?
 Expect to throw any low-carb regimes to the wind and indulge in the best breads in the world.

For the city of light, that includes baker Ridha Khadher’s artisan bakery Paradis du Gourmand in the 14th arrondissement, which was crowned the best baguette marker in Paris Thursday.

Prince Albert II Of Monaco Foundation, Making The World A Better Place

 The Prince Albert II Of Monaco Foundation was established with one of the very best purposes, protecting the environment. The aim is to encourage sustainable development, a challenge that is global and one which requires urgent action to three of the worlds major issues, the climate change, biodiversity and water. The Board of Directors works towards ensuring the goals of the excellent foundation are achieved and are entrusted with, among other things, enacting the principles and provisions for the activity of the foundation.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Maria Sharapova is Porsche’s Beautiful Brand Ambassador

 If you were asked to choose a brand ambassador for Porsche, where would you put tennis icon Maria Sharapova on your list? Well, even though most people would not think of a female image for the German brand, the gorgeous Russian-born athlete has recently signed a 3-year deal with Porsche. An unexpected choice? May be, but it is also an excellent one, by our standards.

La Sultana Resort in Marrakech, Morocco

 Dreaming of a magical place where stress melts away in an instant? Well, if you visit Morocco you won’t have to dream about it no more, because you can find it in the country’s famous city, Marrakech. Here, in the city’s historic heart known as Kebash, a special sanctuary of tranquility awaits visitors with ever charming hospitality. It is called La Sultana and it is meant to impress and satisfy all visitors from day one.

Cristal 2002 Jeroboam by Philippe Di Méo

Champagne Louis Roederer together with luxury designer Philippe Di Méo have released a very special Jeroboam bottle for the exquisite Cristal 2002 cuvée. The fabled Cristal blend deserved a truly impressive bottle design, one that would match its value. Consequently, Di Méo chose to dress up the Jeroboam in a beautiful lattice work that resembled fine jewelry on a lady’s delicate skin.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Monique Lhuillier Bridal Collection, Spring 2014

 Monique Lhuillier envious bridal collection stunned the crowd at the New York International Bridal Week. With sophisticated and luxurious designs Monique Lhuillier presented a range of dresses that will indulge any brides dream for a perfect wedding gown.

Noéfull Shape Unveiled in Louis Vuitton 2013 Summer Collection

Inspired by the Mediterranean, The Summer 2013 Luis Vuitton collection is colorful, fun and versatile. Bright colors and floral patterns invite you to enjoy the hot season to the fullest. The iconic LV monogram print is present on every item of the line, only with different colors and textures.

Chic Mina Clutch by Christian Louboutin

 Lovers of Christian Louboutin accessories will surely find this totally irresistible.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Viceroy Zihuatenejo: A Tropical Haven of Relaxation in Mexico

 Another excellent retreat on the Pacific coastline in Mexico is Viceroy Zihuatenejo. This is a place of breathtaking natural beauty mixed with high-end man-made amenities, all in a perfect ambiance of relaxation and peace. The tropical landscape is picture perfect and it makes any day a wonderful day – just one glance out the window and tranquility instantly caresses your soul.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Palazzo di MareinVero Beach, Florida

 Built in 2001, this beautiful European-style residence is located in Vero Beach, Florida, very close to the beach and the blue Ocean. It boasts 23,315 square feet of space and it took five years of careful planning and development. Even though it is huge and boasts vast interiors, it only has 6 bedrooms. The list of plush amenities, though, is extremely impressive.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Kuramathi Island in the Indian Ocean

The Kuramathi Island in the small Maldivian archipelago of Rasdhoo Atoll is a tropical paradise measuring just 1.8 km (approx. 1 mile) in length and flaunting superb white sandy beaches. A 20-minute flight by seaplane or a 90-minute expedition by speedboat will take you from the Male International Airport to the remote island with its lush vegetation and clear azure waters.

Uma Ubud Bali Resort – A Piece of Heaven

Forget about all your worries at the magical Uma Ubud boutique hotel in Indonesia. Located in the cultural hub of the Bali Island – Ubud – the lovely resort overlooks the gorgeous Tjampuhan Valley. Uma Ubud has got 29 luxury rooms to offer at prices ranging from 200 Euro ($260) 420 Euro (555$)

Exclusive Al Barari Luxury Housing Development in Dubai

Surrounded by sumptuous gardens, each and every villa in the Al Barari development in Dubai is a gem of luxurious living. Developed by entrepreneur Mr. Zaal Mohammed Zaal, this haven of sophistication and tranquility is based on an old vision of the Zaal family to create a small botanic paradise that would provide a perfect backdrop for a plush lifestyle.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Limited Edition LUC Engine One H Watch by Chopard

 Need a new conversation piece to wear on your wrist? Well, Chopard might just have the thing for you. This year the luxury manufacturer is launching a new model in the LUC “Engine One” collection. Very similar to the 2010 LUC Engine One tourbillon watch, this one has a very distinctive feature that differentiates it from the first model: the horizontal position of the dial, as opposed to the original vertical one.

Called LUC Engine One H, the timepiece is inspired by automotive engines, just as the name clearly indicates. You cannot overlook how the power reserve indicator that spells full/empty, like fuel gauges do in cars. The titanium case measures 44.5 mm by 35 mm, and the beautiful dial shows a tourbillon withvariable inertia balance wheel, situated at 3 o’clock. 
Only 100 pieces will be manufactured, and the official launch will take place soon at Baselworld.

Monday, April 15, 2013

La Palina The Lady's Cigar

 The La Palina Goldie Cigar is a limited to 1000 pieces special edition, hand rolled 
by master roller Maria Sierra

Sunday, April 14, 2013

WIN FREE - 2 Nights at Hotel Grande Bretagne Athens

Hotel Grande Bretagne is an iconic property in the heart of Athens, known all over the world for its ultimate luxury experience and unique charm. As a member of Starwood chain, A Luxury Collection, it fulfills the needs of it's most demanding clients.

1(one) winner will get 2 nights for 2 people (Bed&Breakfast Service in Double Room). Prize can be claimed until end of 2013 (Christmas and New Year period excluded) upon hotel's availability. Prize has to be used personally by the winner and his/her companion without option to change it for money.

Lürssen launched World’s largest superyacht

German company Lürssen has launched Azzam, the world’s largest private yacht, eclipsing the previous record holder, Roman Abramovich‘s 533-foot Eclipse.
Designed by Nauta Yachts in Italy, the 526.160.000Euro ($609 million) Azzam is almost two football fields long and rivals the size of some cruise ships. It took four years to complete from concept to construction.
Amongst many other features the yacht has a main salon with a length of 29 m and a beam of 18m with an open plan and no pillars.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Carolina Herrera Fall 2013

 With hints of a Forties heroine in mind, Carolina Herrera designed a collection about glamour and gumption.

Luxe Villa on Mallorca Island, Spain FOR SALE

The beautiful Mallorca Island is home to many rich inhabitants who chose this Mediterranean paradise for its modern infrastructure, excellent weather, and outstanding luxury homes. This glam island is populated by successful entrepreneurs, celebrities, artists, philanthropists, and other wealthy figures that are permanently in search of a higher lifestyle.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Four Seasons Resort Bali

 Just close your eyes and picture the perfect place for a vacation. Now open them and look at the pictures below. Is this the place you had in mind?

87$ Million Luxurious Airbus ACJ319 Private Jet

If your pockets are deep enough and your job requires long-distance commuting, Airbus ACJ319 will fit you like a glove. Not only is this private jet very luxurious, but it is also perfect for working and resting. It houses lounge areas, bathrooms, work spaces and bedrooms, making it your home high off the ground. All the interior spaces are tastefully decorated and lushly appointed to grant you all the comfort you need. For instance, aside from a double bed, the private bedroom also has a large sofa and a TV. The interior design can be personalized to cater to the customer’s needs. This private jet also takes the cake for the largest cabin on an aircraft of its kind.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Hennessey Venom GT - From 0 to 370 km / h in 20 seconds!

 Hennessey (Performance Engineering) is the name of a car preparer founded in 1991 by John Hennessey and well known car enthusiasts to have reworked many models of Ferrari, Porsche, McLaren, Dodge, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Nissan and Lexus.

Dubai in the clouds

  Twice a year, in March and September (during the change of season), the city of Dubai is covered with a spectacular sea of ​​mist that leaves appear as the top of his greatest skyscrapers including the famous Burj al Khalifa .

 This occurs very early in the hand, when the low temperatures encountered moisture from the air, forming the impressive layer of fog in the city.

The following pictures were made by the Germans Sebastian Opitz 85th floor of the Princess Tower in Dubai Marina, Bjoern Lauen English and developer from Brighton, Ian Powell.

BMW X4Concept to Debut in Shanghai

 The Shanghai Motor Show will mark the launch of a new and very alluring concept from BMW. Called the BMW X4Concept, the vehicle will be officially released in April 21st, representing the source of inspiration for an all-new crossover in the X line. Produced at the automaker’s plant in California, the new X4 will reportedly hit the market as a production version in 2014.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Rolls Royce Phantom

When seeing a Rolls Royce firsthand, you are immediately taken back from all the intricate details, materials, and all-around quality and craftsmanship from them. It’s almost like you can see the countless hours spent on hand building this amazing machines. It’s like the cars were built like a fine watchmaker, obsessed with perfection and detail. But this is on a much larger scale.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort in Monaco

 When you hear Monaco you think luxury, so it’s no surprise that the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort in Monaco is all about plush amenities, flawless services and a classy environment. Here you can enjoy a lavish lifestyle every single day, from the moment you wake up until you put your head down and let yourself fall into a relaxing and totally reinvigorating night’s sleep.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Sotheby’s to Auction Dinner with elBulli Chef

Auction house Sotheby’s is offering the highest bidder at an upcoming wine auction the chance to enjoy a dinner prepared by legendary chef Ferran Adria himself.
It’s the latest addition to a hotly anticipated wine auction to be held in Hong Kong and New York next month when El Bulli – which has held on to the title of best restaurant in the world five times by “Restaurant” magazine - sells of its wine cellar

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Compagnie du Ponant's Newest Luxury Ship Explores Asia from Osaka to Oman

Compagnie du Ponant, the French-flagged cruise line whose yacht style ships offer cruises to all seven continents, has just announced their Winter 2013/2014 itineraries to Asia on Le Soléal, the newest ship in the five-star luxury fleet.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Paolo Basso,Swiss sommelier tops world wine waiter contest

 The world’s best wine waiter was crowned in Japan on Friday, at the culmination of a three-day competition attracting entrants from around the globe.
Paolo Basso, from Switzerland, was hoisted into the air as judges in Tokyo awarded him first place in a ceremony in front of several thousand spectators that was carried live on Japanese national television.
Basso, who works at Conca Balla in Vacallo in Switzerland, beat off competition from fellow finalists Belgian Aristide Spies and Canadian Véronique Rivest.