The ‘everyday’ Lamborghini

Lamborghini announced this week that it is considering adding an “everyday” car to its portfolio, raising figurative eyebrows across the internet. For a brand long associated with the most expensive things in life, Lamborghini’s announcement at a Reuters summit seemed a little out of character. But, argued Lamborghini boss Stephen Winkelmann, the brand wants to … Continued

Floating island now open in Seoul

The world’s largest artificial floating island has finished its first week as a major new tourism attraction in Seoul, South Korea. Seoul‘s Han River will eventually be home to a floating archipelago of three man-made “islets”, but the first island, Viva, opened to the public last week. At 3,271 square meters, it is the second-largest … Continued

More details on von Furstenberg fragrance released

US designer Diane von Furstenberg‘s first perfume since 1975 will simply be called Diane and is to hit stores in October. According to Women’s Wear Daily, the woody floral scent is described as “powerful and seductive, without being aggressive.” Developed by perfumer Aurélien Guichard, Diane, available in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum as … Continued

What to do in the Seychelles

A touch of royalty, it turns out, can do wonders for a destination. That seems to be the experience of the Seychelles, basking this month in the glory of being chosen as the honeymoon spot for the world’s most watched couple, Prince William and Kate Middleton. Since the first reports of the honeymoon surfaced, the … Continued

Hong Kong kicks off big-money auction series

A series of auctions of high-end goods from fine wine to Imperial Chinese ceramics goes into full swing this weekend in Hong Kong, as the city challenges the dominance of New York and London. The multi-million-dollar auctions are looking to cash in on the vast wealth of China’s growing number of millionaires keen to show … Continued

Ferrari launches in India

Ferrari launched its first dealership in India on Thursday, seven years after it entered China but with the same aim of satisfying demand for flashy cars from the growing class of Asia’s super-rich. The full range of sports cars from the Italian manufacturer will be on sale, with the cheapest model, the California, priced at … Continued

Ian Schrager reveals new hotel brand: ‘PUBLIC’

Luxury hotelier Ian Schrager has launched a new hotel chain in Chicago, promising a “revitalization of the hotel industry.” Ian Schrager, credited by some as the creator of the boutique hotel with the launch of Morgans Hotel New York in 1984, is already working on his new brand ‘Edition’ with Marriott but launched ‘Public’ May … Continued

Chanel Launches New Boy Bag Collection

It takes a lot of time and dedication for a luxury brand to establish an ‘it’ bag along the lines of a Mulberry Alexa or a Hermès Kelly bag, but when Chanel launches a whole new handbag range, you can be almost certain, they will be instant classics. The new collection will draw inspiration from … Continued

Ferrari Style Helmet by NewMax

Fans of the prancing horse who prefer two wheels have traditionally been rather hard done by, but a new Ferrari helmet means that need no longer be the case. The new motorcycle helmet, made by NewMax under license from Ferrari, costs €249 and is available from the Italian luxury marque’s online store, the latest addition … Continued

Royal Caribbean tentatively embraces singles cruises

Royal Caribbean is to become the latest cruise line to add single cabins to its ships, according to reports from the US. USA Today reports that the cruise line, which operates the world’s largest passenger vessels, will install its first single cabins on Radiance of the Seas, which is currently undergoing renovation in Canada. Radiance … Continued

Illegal Golf Courses In China Flourish

China seems to be caught in a conundrum. While the country has over the past decade actively encouraged the rapid rise of its middle class, it now seems quite unsure of how to handle the trappings that go with their newfound wealth. First the hammer came down on billboards advertising luxury brands — from March … Continued

Hotel Missoni Opens in Kuwait

The new Missoni Hotel in Kuwait held its official launch party this week, a timely reminder that when it comes to fashion hotels, travelers just can’t get enough. Guests have been able to check in at Missoni since the hotel opened its doors in February, but this week’s star-studded launch saw three generations of the … Continued

Audemars Piguet x Four Seasons

Audemars Piguet, the industry-leading manufacturer of high-end timepieces, will now be the official timekeeper at all Four Seasons hotels and resorts in the Americas. Beginning immediately at locations in Buenos Aires, Beverly Hills, Chicago, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, Mexico City, and New York City, Audemars Piguet’s iconic Royal Oak clocks will be displayed prominently through … Continued

Mercedes Releases New Bike Collection

We’ve seen Maserati, Audi, McLaren, Range Rover, Lexus, and even Shelby come out with their own bicycles in the past few months. And now German automaker Mercedes is getting ready to jump on the bandwagon. In its Bike Selection 2011, Mercedes-Benz combines uniquely attractive and innovative frames with dedicated, up-to-date components. For those racing on … Continued

BMW 328 Hommage

BMW revealed the 328 Hommage concept just before its show debut at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este near Lake Como, Italy last weekend. Based on the Vision Connected Drive Concept revealed in Geneva, the 328 Hommage is a modern interpretation of the classic sports car from the 1930s. Bathed in that distinctive diagonal carbon fiber … Continued

Most Expensive Bottle of Red Wine

One of 600 bottles of Romanée-Conti Wine from 1945 that were produced during the end of World War II, set a new world record price for a 750ml bottle of red burgundy at Christie’s auction sale in Geneva on May 17. The legendary vintage of the bottle was estimated between $56,000 to $78,000, and was … Continued

Life Ball Mini models through the years

Dean and Dan Caten of label Dsquared2 have unveiled the exclusive Life Ball Mini 2011 in Vienna, the latest in a series of designers to have added their touch to the iconic car. Here, a look at some of the models over the past decade.

Uniqlo teams up with Gaga and Lagerfeld

Japan’s biggest clothes retailer continues to take the lead in relief efforts following the country’s earthquake and tsunami disaster, partnering with a star-studded cast of designers for a new t-shirt collection. Uniqlo, whose CEO Tadashi Yanai already donated $12 million of his own money and a lot more in clothes, will release a range of … Continued

TUMI Ducati Inspired Range of Luggage Bags

Tumi partners with Ducati to launch a new collection of bold, performance-driven travel and lifestyle accessories for Autumn 2011. The new collection launches this fall with three sporty red travel cases, two duffels, and one backpack and crossbody bag. Designed with Tumi’s signature multi-layered ABS polycarbonate blend, the cases feature nylon front panels, add-a-bag straps … Continued

Retna For VistaJet

As part of a partnership between private jet charter and ownership firm VistaJet and Bombardier Aerospace, acclaimed street artist RETNA has hand-painted a unique work of art on the tail of a VistaJet Global Express XRS. The $60 million luxury aircraft, an ultra long range corporate and VIP high speed wonder, will be the new … Continued