collecting stamps

Stamp sells for record £1m‎

The world’s most famous stamp, the elusive “Post Office Mauritius”, was sold yesterday for a record breaking £1,053,090 ($1,600,000) at Spink in London. This is a record price for a stamp sold in the United Kingdom! Nearly half a dozen bidders in the room participated as the price of the lot shot skyward. The stamp [...]

Fauchon eclair monaco wedding

Fauchon and Ladurée for Monaco’s royal wedding

In honor of the upcoming nuptials of Prince Albert of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock, two iconic French pastry houses have created special, limited-edition desserts. Ladurée launched a special box-set of eight macarons, light, airy almond meringue cookies that come in guava and raspberry-aniseed flavors. The guava macaron is perfumed with pink guava from South Africa, [...]

Airline baby ban

Malaysia Airlines: No Babies in First Class

Malaysia Airlines has become the first major airline to ban babies from the first-class cabins on its aircraft, and will extend the ban on the A380 super jumbo. The airline’s CEO Tengku Azmil said the airline’s forthcoming A380 would not have bassinets, the in-flight cribs required for babies to fly in, installed. Parents who wish [...]

Mandarin Oriental Paris exterior

Mandarin Oriental opens in Paris

The Mandarin Oriental opened its doors in Paris on Tuesday, becoming the third top-end Asian hotel brand in less than a year to put out its shingle and woo rich visitors to the French capital. Newly built behind a 1930s facade, the eight-story property on fashionable Rue Saint Honore boasts 99 rooms and 39 suites [...]

The Tesla Roadster in London

Tesla: Roadster retires

Tesla Motors announced that it is going to stop production of its Roadster electric vehicle (EV) by the end of this year. The high-speed model, which is built in the UK for Tesla by Lotus, will end production after the 2,500th vehicle is put together, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk told the San Francisco Chronicle [...]

Sofitel The Grand Amsterdam

First Sofitel Legend in Europe

Sofitel has opened the first European outpost of its ultra-luxury Legend brand in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The French-owned luxury label inaugurated the Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam last week, marking the end of a two-year refurbishment. Sofitel has transformed the property into a hotel to compete with the Dutch city’s original grande dame, The Amstel, [...]

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