Monthly Archives: July 2011

Monte Carlo Monaco

Monaco: 700 years of Grimaldis

Monte Carlo Monaco

The principality of Monaco consists of less than two square kilometres of steep and rocky real estate carved out of France’s Mediterranean coast.

Known today as a playground for the rich, replete with a casino and an annual car race that roars through its narrow streets, Monaco has been ruled almost continuously by the Grimaldi dynasty since 1297.

The current monarch, Prince Albert II, is due on July 1 to marry the Zimbabwean-born swimming champion Charlene Wittstock in a lavish ceremony.
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Mini Goodwood

Pricing announced for Mini/Rolls-Royce collaboration

Mini Goodwood

Mini announced pricing for the exclusive model it has developed with luxury automotive brand Rolls-Royce on the first day of the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The automaker confirmed June 30 that the ‘Mini Inspired by Goodwood‘ (also the home of the Rolls-Royce design studio) will start at £41,000 (€45,425), with deliveries beginning in March next year.

That price tag makes the Mini Inspired by Goodwood, a special edition run of just 1,000 models, nearly four times as expensive as the basic Mini First hatch model.
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Kiehls spa

Kiehl’s to open first own spa

Kiehls 1851 spa

Hip spa chains like Bliss are in for some serious competition: Kiehl’s is about to launch its first-ever spa in New York, the city where it all began 160 years ago.

From mid-July, fans of the label will be able to enjoy treatments performed exclusively with its products in a two-story locale at 157 East 64th Street on the Upper East Side.

The ground floor will host a conventional Kiehl’s store, while the spa called 1851 — alluding to the brand’s founding year — will occupy the second floor.
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Jaguar sculpture

Jaguar sculpture revealed at Goodwood

Jaguar sculpture

A new sculpture to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic Jaguar E-type has been unveiled at Goodwood on the first day of the Festival of Speed.

The monument, built out of piping, soars 28 meters into the sky in front of Goodwood House and will be one of the first things to greet visitors arriving to the motoring festival, which kicked off June 30.

The piece was created in the model of an up-ended E-type by the sculptor Gerry Judah, using steel supplied by another offshoot of Jaguar’s parent company, Tata.
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Audi R8 V8 Limited Edition

Le Mans special edition Audi planned

Audi R8 V8 Limited Edition

Audi has announced a special edition of its R8 V8 vehicle, created in honor of the brand’s tenth victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race which took place June 11-12.

Drivers André Lotterer, Marcel Fassler and Benoît Treluyer took Audi to victory with an R8 at the gruelling endurance race, edging in ahead of a Peugeot 908.

It’s the second year that Audi has beaten Peugeot to first place in the race, although the French automaker managed to take third, fourth and fifth places.
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