Monthly Archives: December 2010

Jennifer Lopez LOreal Paris

Faces in beauty 2011: celebrities we’ll see on billboards

Natalie Portman photo

From Christy Turlington to Natalie Portman, here are five of the most anticipated beauty campaigns for 2011.

Natalie Portman for Dior: The American actress has been making headlines everywhere lately for her performance in Black Swan.

On Wednesday, Portman nabbed yet another leading role when Dior named her the new face of Miss Dior Chérie, one of the brand’s iconic fragrances.
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ipad gresso case

Gresso iPad with gold logo, African Blackwood case

ipad gresso case

Luxury manufacturer Gresso is producing an iPad made from African Blackwood and 18k gold.

It has been encased in a 200 year old African Blackwood sheath that is said to have become Gresso’s hallmark.

Boasted of being the ‘most valuable tree in the world’, the wood is prized due to the elegant rich ebony look that it renders.
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Black Eyed Peas

Black Eyed Peas for Abramovich NYE party

Black Eyed Peas

Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich is reportedly flying in the Black Eyed Peas to perform at his New Year’s Eve party in St Bart’s, the Telegraph reports.

The Russian billionaire owns a $90 million, 70-acre estate on the Caribbean island and the hip hop band will perform for guests seeing in 2011 there.

His estate in St Bart’s, which is situated on a lush hillside, includes swimming pools, pavilions and bungalows with ocean views for guests.
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a380 korean air

Korean Air announces unique business class on A380

a380 korean air

Korean Air is to introduce a new two-story A380 aircraft that features only Business Class seats on the second floor in May.

The 407-seat aircraft, built in partnership with Airbus, will be composed of 12 First Class, 94 Business Class and 301 Economy Class seats.

Korean Air says this deck will have 94 lie-flat sleeper seats, with 74in pitch. This will give business passengers a sense of “exclusivity”
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Lamborghini Sesto Elemento

Lamborghini Sesto Elemento concept up for sale

Lamborghini Sesto Elemento

The Sesto Elemento concept was envisioned as a design study, previewing the styling we might expect to see on the next generation of Lamborghini supercars.

But shortly after it was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show, reports began to emerge suggesting that the Italian automaker could put it into production, however limited.

You could wait several years for the high-tech supercar to go into production – or you could order one on JamesList right now for €1.85 million.
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champagne flute

Bubbles key to New Year’s champagne: study

scarlett johansson champagne

French researchers have found scientific evidence for what many champagne tipplers have long known — that the bubbles are the key to a good bubbly.

The scientists found that the tiny bubbles “are the essence of fine champagnes and sparkling wines” and play a central role in the transfer of taste, aroma and texture, according to an article published in the American Chemical Society Journal.

The best way to preserve the bubbles is to chill champagne to 4°C and to pour it down the side of an angled flute instead of dumping it into the center of the glass.

Both measures minimize the bubbles lost after the cork is popped.

Millions of Americans will welcome in the new year on Friday night with the traditional champagne, either sipped in a well-poured glass or shaken and sprayed in the air — yet another demonstration of the bubbles’ power.

Source: Relaxnews

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Ralph Lauren garage

Inside Ralph Lauren’s Garage

Ralph Lauren garage

Vanity Fair gets an inside look at designer Ralph Lauren’s private garage / museum housing his incredible car collection in its new issue.

Lauren recently renovated a former car dealership’s storage facility near his lavish Westchester, NY estate to house the amazing automotive assemblage, which contains examples of the world’s most valuable cars.

Shown above is his Ferrari room, dominated by a rare 1958 Testa Rossa. The eye-popping collection of 60-plus vehicles, arranged like a high-end art gallery, are all kept registered and ready to drive anytime the designer feels like going for a spin.
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Green Gables iCookie

Japan bakery scores surprise hit with ‘edible iPhone’

Green Gables iCookie

Fans of Apple’s iPhone who just can’t get enough of the popular gadget can now travel to Japan to gobble up a tasty cookie modelled on the popular smartphone.

A small bakery in Japan has enjoyed a surprise hit with its “iPhone cookie”, a handmade chocolate biscuit decorated with colourful, edible application icons.

Green Gables in Tokushima prefecture pioneered the tasty treat in 2008 as a special birthday gift for a customer’s husband, said Kumiko Kudo, the owner of the store.
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ferrari silver F430

Silver – 2010’s most popular car color

ferrari silver F430

Black is closing in on silver as the world’s most popular car color, according to a study released by auto paint firm DuPont.

The Global Automotive Color Popularity Report, now in its 58th year, analysed information and trends from 11 automotive regions around the world and concluded that black moved one percentage point closer to the most popular color, silver.

Silver accounts for 26 percent of autos globally, while black accounts for 24 percent and white/white pearl and gray hold joint third place with 16 percent each.
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Beverly Hills Cigar Club

Beverly Hills Cigar Club champagne and cigar pairings

Beverly Hills Cigar Club

With New Year’s just around the corner, The Beverly Hills Cigar Club has compiled its Top 5 Champagne and Cigar Pairings: ideal combinations for ringing in 2011.

BHCC’s pairings were formed by compiling a list of the highest rated champagnes, then selecting a top rated cigar that would complement the beverage.

Selections for both ranged through multiple price categories, ensuring, fairly surprisingly, this pleasurable combination is available for every budget.
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Marvin Watch malton 160

Marvin Malton 160

Marvin Watch malton 160

Related to a 160-year-old history, the watchmaker Marvin Malton has recently unveiled a limited edition of the 160 Cushion timekeeper.

The discerning cushion shaped case married with throughly designed dials is what makes each of these watches a reasonable option alongside established classics.

The watch houses a Sellita Swiss automtic caliber with a power reserve of 38 hours and comes in a variety of bracelet, strap, and dial options.
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Cohiba Cognac

Cohiba Cognac from Martell

Cohiba Cognac

Martell Cognac has launched Cohiba Cognac, in partnership with Habanos cigars. Cohiba Cognac sits at the super-premium end of the Cognac category.

Specially crafted for and in collaboration with the famed Cuban tobacco company, the Martell Cohiba cognac has been aged from 40 to 50 years before being bottled at 43% alcohol by volume.

Presented in a premium and innovative gift box, its bottle shape and specially designed label reflects its Cuban inspiration as well as its Cognac origins.
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Golf Polo Style by Karl Lagerfeld

Watch Karl Lagerfeld’s Volkswagen Commercial

Golf Polo Style by Karl Lagerfeld

Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld is currently starring in a commercial for special editions of Volkswagen’s Polo and Golf models.

Lagerfeld comments on how stylish the cars are, assuming they are French, but then learns that they are in fact German, causing him to splutter with surprise.

Gifting your Polo/Golf with the STYLE pack brings a set of lightweight alloy rims, fog lamps, privacy glass as well as STYLE badging.
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romain jerome Steampunk

Romain Jerome Steampunk Watch

romain jerome Steampunk

Galvanised by the ever-growing Titanic DNA shock wave, Romain Jerome has decided to enrich its collection with an explosive timepiece named Steampunk.

The watch is “steampunk” because it has little pistons, gears, and odd numerals on an otherwise bog-standard timepiece.

The Romain Jerome Steampunk watch will be limited to just 2,012 pieces with a price of12,500 Swiss Francs ($13,000).
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Luxury superyacht uses iPad as onboard concierge

At $600,000 per week the 60 metre Lürssen superyacht Solemates designed by the great Espen Oeino is one of the world’s most exclusive charter craft.

It’s also one of the most cutting edge thanks to a new system that lets guests control various functions via an iPad.

Don’t happen to own one? Not a problem – the captain hands each guest their own iPad when they step aboard.
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helicopter china

China opens skies to private air transport

helicopter china

After years of waiting for China to lift heavy restrictions on airspace, wealthy travellers and aircraft manufacturers have reason to celebrate — the country’s skies are opening up to private flights.

The makers of helicopters and small business jets are predicting a major bump in sales — France’s Dassault Falcon just moved its Asia office from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, which it called the new “centre of gravity” for the market.

The private air travel industry “will be one of the fastest-growing sectors in the next 10 years”, Frank Lee, chairman of China Private Aviation Company, a consultancy offering aircraft acquisition and charter services, told AFP.
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