Monthly Archives: January 2011

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Ahmadinejad’s Peugeot gets a million dollar offer

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s 1977 Peugeot 504 has received a one million dollar bid after the car was put on an international auction Saturday

Proceeds from the sale of the Peugeot 504 will go to a fund for homes for disabled people and to needy.

Earlier, officials had said they hoped the car would fetch more than the $2,000 such cars usually sell for in Iran.
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Ltd. Edition 1946 Macallan Albert Watson Edition

Scotland base whisky maker The Macallan will produce an ultra-exclusive limited edition bottling of precious whisky distilled in 1946 as part of its upcoming Albert Watson collaboration, priced at $16,000 apiece.

The offering stems from the Macallan’s Masters of Photography series, which the Scottish-born Watson is helming in its second iteration.

Only 36 bottles of the rare 64-year-old single malt Scotch will be available early next year along with a one-of-a-kind platinum print from Watson’s project for the distillery.
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Roman Abramovich superyacht Eclipse

The Eclipse Is Ready to Take Abramovich Out at Sea

Roman Abramovich superyacht Eclipse

After a year-long delay, Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich finally took delivery of the world’s largest and most expensive yacht, the Eclipse.

The “gigayacht” measures anywhere from 533 ft. to 557 ft. (depending on reports), and is the world’s largest privately owned yacht.

The cost of the behemoth has also been variously reported as $500 million – $1 billion. It is the world’s most expensive private yacht either.
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Parkside Wimbledon

Britain’s most expensive properties revealed

Parkside Wimbledon

The most expensive streets in Britain can be found in South West London where the average price of a property is over five million pounds.

Parkside in Merton, just a short walk from Wimbledon’s All England Tennis Club, is named the most expensive residential street with an average price of £5,058,000.

More than half of the 20 most expensive streets in England and Wales are in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
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gilt luxury website

Men’s luxury e-commerce site to launch

gilt luxury website

Invitation-only flash sales site Gilt Groupe plans to launch a full-price men’s retail site in summer 2011, the company announced Tuesday.

Gilt Groupe is a shopping site that specialises in 36-hour flash sales with designer brands like Vivienne Tam, Marc Jacobs, and Derek Lam sold for up to 70 percent.

The site offers a curated selection of merchandise, including apparel, accessories and lifestyle items across the women’s, men’s and children’s categories.
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Hilton Pattaya

Hilton Pattaya Floating Hotel Opens in Thailand

Hilton Pattaya

The Hilton Pattaya, which opened Nov. 29, is located about 100 miles southeast of Bangkok and offers a “floating” beachfront experience.

The 302-room new-build, upscale and full-service hotel enjoys a prime location on Pattaya Beach, one of Thailand‘s most popular family resort destinations.

The fourth Hilton-branded property in the country, Hilton Pattaya offers amazing 180-degree views and the vacation destination’s only rooftop sky venue.
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ports 1961 ad campaign

Ports 1961 to Launch Men’s Wear

ports 1961 ad campaign

The New York-based label Ports 1961, designed by Fiona Cibani, will introduce its first men’s wear collection with a runway show in Milan in January 2011.

The collection will be carried at high-end department stores, though it is also planning to launch men’s-only standalone boutiques in New York, Paris, and Milan.

“I felt like it was the right time for men’s wear and our clients were asking for it,” Cibani told Women’s Wear Daily.
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trunk pinel pinel ricola

Ricola Trunk By Pinel & Pinel

trunk pinel pinel ricola

Pinel & Pinel have released in collaboration with family owned Swiss confectioner Ricola a collection of eleven unique Ricola candy jars.

Each trunk features ten small jars featuring Ricola’s different flavors with a large jar in the center with the owners favorite flavor.

This limited edition benefits the Land of Bees Foundation that is devoted to the preservation of bees in Europe
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