The inventor of art du voyage, Louis Vuitton have released an iphone application to follow up their iconic City Guides. This ground-breaking application, Amble, calls to all the elegant travellers out there to “see the world through the eyes of Louis Vuitton“. Amble is a free app in which users document and share their travel … Continued
On Uruguay’s Atlantic coast, a beach town is booming with celebrities and high-rolling foreigners willing to pay millions of dollars for a piece of this bohemian but ultra-chic getaway. In the past decade, Jose Ignacio — 180 kilometers (110 miles) east of Montevideo — has become a refuge for members of the jet set in … Continued
The Omega Hour Vision Blue wristwatch is a special edition of the Hour Vision watch, part of Omega’s De Ville collection. The beauty of the movement is visible through the sapphire crystal case back as well as through sapphire glass apertures in the side of the watch case. The Hour Vision Blue is also special … Continued
Hublot and ECAL, the Lausanne University of Art and Design, have teamed up for this limited edition limited edition sledge that is perfect for hitting the slopes on. Following on from the Hublot skis and the Hublot All Black Bike, the Hublot Sledge unites these “sporting heavyweights”, genuine jewels of technology and design, just like … Continued
Here today, gone tomorrow. Chef John Fraser’s pop-up restaurant is slated to open for just nine months, giving diners a short-lived gastronomic experience.
New York‘s storied Chelsea Hotel, the classic haunt of artists and hell-raising performers, is for sale and, perhaps, so is its soul. The 12-floor building with the neon sign “Hotel Chelsea” is a landmark in Manhattan thanks to its long list of famous residents. Playwright Arthur Miller and singers Janis Joplin and Patti Smith were … Continued
According to a Women’s Wear Daily report, young Japanese shoppers are less impressed by designer brands and more value-driven than their parents. The consulting firm McKinsey & Co. already reported last July that “almost 30 percent of shoppers under 30 in Japan named price as the most important factor they consider when shopping, compared to … Continued
China will be the world’s biggest luxury goods market by 2020 as its economy booms and an emerging middle class spends a growing chunk of their cash on high-end items. Over the next decade, Chinese consumers — including a surging number of billionaires — will account for 44 percent of global spending on goods such … Continued
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has purchased a 53m superyacht valued at approximately $42 million as a venue to host world leaders in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. The Kremlin bought the boat last year, the Guardian reports. The explorer type superyacht, which is presently called Leo Fun, will be renamed as yacht Sirius. The … Continued
Mercedes Benz on Wednesday unveiled a chocolate-themed version of its Smart car in Tokyo, just a couple of weeks before Valentine’s Day. In Japan, there’s a tradition which says that women have to buy chocolate for men on this occasion. Designed by designer Tadaaki Wakamutsu of Japanese luxury jeweler/chocolatier Q-Pot, the unique Smart city car … Continued
A cluster of 300 artificial islands off Dubai‘s coast in the shape of a global map is stable, its developer Nakheel insists, despite a court claim alleging that “The World” was neglected and eroding away. “There is no issue with the stability of The World islands that are approximately 70 percent sold and handed over,” … Continued
Italian superyacht builder Pershing has launched a new hull in its flagship 115’ range with all the bells and whistles plus a gut-busting engine upgrade. Fitted with twin diesel MTUs delivering a total of 7,400 hp together with the applied thrust of the two Kamewa Rolls-Royce water-jet propellers, the standard model has an impressive maximum … Continued
The Wing airport lounge at Hong Kong International Airport has been chosen as the best in the world by guidebook publisher Frommers. In a guide compiled for USA Today, Frommer’s picked the world’s top ten executive lounges, putting Cathay Pacific‘s 4,500 square meter facility in first place. Reserved for Cathay’s first and business class passengers, … Continued
German carmaker Mercedes Benz reintroduced its hyper-luxury Maybach car in India on Tuesday, pitching it at the country’s growing number of super-rich. The car, which can touch speeds of 275 kilometres (170 miles) an hour, will be priced at up to 51 million rupees ($1.1 million). “There are customers out there who can afford the … Continued
Updated – Here’s the Burberry Spring/Summer 2011 ad campaign, shot on Brighton beach by famed fashion photographer Mario Testino. This is the first ever evolving campaign for Burberry, new cast members will be revealed every month. the first pair are models Cara Delevingne and Jacob Young. Besides Burberry Prorsum new ads also feature Burberry London, … Continued
Sir Richard Branson has said that his much-anticipated new hotel brand Virgin Hotels is still two years away from launching. He told the American Lodging and Investment Summit that finding sites for the new hotel chain wasn’t proving easy, although he did confirm a few places where travelers will be able to enjoy Virgin’s almost-legendary … Continued
The Burberry Childrenswear campaign for Spring Summer 2011. Updated.
Moët & Chandon’s Message On A Bottle gift set is perfect for Valentine’s Day or to celebrate special occasions. This premium champagne set comes with two flutes, a rosé Impérial bottle with special-edition rose pink sleeve and a gold marker to personalise your present with a message – all beautifully displayed in an elegant, rose-tinted … Continued
Models Sam Webb, Tony Ward, Adam Senn, Noah Mills and David Gandy star in Dolce & Gabbana’s Spring / Summer 2011 ad campaign. Shot by Steven Klein.