Monthly Archives: August 2011

Kings Island

World’s Largest Artificial Island For Sale

Kings Island

An island created in 1890 by King Christian IX is now for sale. Middelgrundsfortet is the largest artificial island, not connected to land, in the world.

The island, located only 15 minutes off the coast of the Danish capital, is approximately 70.000 m2 with a built up area of approximately 15.000 m2.

During recent years the fortress has primarily served as a hotel, seminar and conference venue.
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Cathay Pacific 777 300ER

Cathay Pacific to add premium economy cabin

Cathay Pacific 777 300ER

Hong Kong’s flag-carrier Cathay Pacific is to become the latest airline to include premium economy seating.

The carrier will begin rolling out premium economy cabins next year between Hong Kong and Sydney, Singapore, Toronto and Shanghai.

Further destinations are expected to follow throughout 2012 reported Australian Business Traveller
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Sebastian Vettel Infiniti FX50

Infiniti Unveils Sebastian Vettel FX Special Edition

Sebastian Vettel Infiniti FX50

Infiniti has released the first picture of a new concept vehicle designed in collaboration with Formula 1 driver Sebastien Vettel.

The brand remains tight-lipped about the rest of the model, which appears to be based on the Infiniti FX Crossover and will be fully unveiled by Vettel himself at the Frankfurt Motor Show this September.

The picture shows a more raked appearance for the five-door crossover, with a redesigned front grill and bumper and a prominent trailing roof spoiler.
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Lanvin Fall Winter 2011

Alber Elbaz and Pitbull for Lanvin F/W 2011

Lanvin Fall Winter 2011

For its Fall 2011 campaign video, shot by fashion photographer Steven Meisel, the sophisticated Lanvin chose Pitbull’s “I Know You Want Me” as its title track.

Starring supers Karen Elson and Raquel Zimmermann – as well as a pair of dashing male models – the video sees the models getting their grove on.

The campaign has everything you have come to expect from Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz — ultra-feminine designs, stunning silhouettes, and glamorous accessories.
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Benetti Latitude

Rihanna Cruises on 172-Ft. Benetti Latitude

Benetti Latitude

Rihanna let her hair down recently in the French Riviera aboard on Benetti’s stylish 172-ft. superyacht Latitude, which charters out at about $300,000 a week.

The London Daily Mail reports that the 23-year-old star rented the vessel for some R&R following her performances at the UK’s V Festival.

She thrilled paparazzi with glimpses of a toned bikini bod as she paraded around the yacht’s five decks.
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IWC Portuguese Siderale Scafusia

IWC Portuguese Sidérale Scafusia

IWC Portuguese Siderale Scafusia

After ten years of intensive research, IWC has succeeded in uniting solar time with sidereal time, together with astronomical displays, in a single watch.

The front of the IWC Portuguese Sidérale Scafusia features the solar time, the sidereal time, power reserve and a very large tourbillon as seconds display.

The Portuguese Sidérale Scafusia is not only an impressive sight from the front, but also from the reverse side, with its imprinted night sky and perpetual calendar.
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Famous Grouse Celebration Blend Decanter

The Famous Grouse Celebration Decanter

Famous Grouse Celebration Blend Decanter

Whisky supplier The Famous Grouse has created a limited-edition blend to commemorate 30 years as Scotland’s favourite whisky.

Master blender Gordon Motion created the Famous Grouse Celebration Blend Decanter, which comes in a limited-edition Wade decanter.

The product will also be showcased at the Tax Free World Association exhibition in Cannes next month.
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Mobiado Aston Martin

Mobiado unveils the Grand 350 Aston Martin

Mobiado Aston Martin

After the Mobiado concept phone for Aston Martin, the Canadian luxe phone-maker is finally out with the first phone off the Aston Martin collection.

The Grand 350 Aston Martin body is CNC machined from aircraft specification aluminum, and anodized to produce an elegant hard surface. The frame is then inlayed with sapphire crystal.

The infrared window is made from a solid piece of ruby crystal. The screws are stainless steel or gun metal black stainless steel.
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hotel suite hotel

Hotel suite for Jaguar lovers to open in London

hotel suite hotel

It’s a suite that may appeal to only the most die-hard of fans — but one London hotel reckons it can cash in on love for Jaguar cars with a dedicated ‘Jaguar suite’.

The Jaguar Suite at Taj Hotels 51 Buckingham Gate is a canny arrangement between the two companies, both of whom are owned by Indian giant Tata.

Measuring 170 square meters, the suite contains two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a kitchen and living and dining areas, but for fans, the abundance of Jaguar paraphernalia is sure to be the highlight.
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allan island

Paul Allen’s private island for sale‎

allan island

Microsoft cofounder and billionaire tech investor Paul Allen is selling his 292-acre private island off the coast of Washington.

The 292-acre island features a log home, airstrip, dock, beaches and 44 tax lots.

Allen bought it in 1992 with plans to build a vacation home there. Instead, he built his vacation home on Lopez Island, where he bought 387 acres.
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Petra Ecclestone wedding

Petra Ecclestone Drops $5 Million On Wedding

 

Petra Ecclestone, 22, married businessman James Stunt, 28, on Saturday in a lavish Italian ceremony that racked up a staggering $5million bill.

Petra, who just bought Candy Spelling’s $85 million Los Angeles mansion, said “I do” in the same Italian castle where Tom Cruise married Katie Holmes.

The daughter of Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone dropped some mad cash on her nuptials, including wine that cost $6500 a bottle!
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Fred Segal Lending library

Santa Monica hotel offers a Fred Segal lending library

Fred Segal Lending library

Hotels regularly allow guests to borrow umbrellas and even DVDs, but one California hotel has taken it one step further with the launch of an ‘accessories library.’

The Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel has announced a partnership with Fred Segal that allows guests to check out ultra-hip accessories for the duration of their stay.

The ‘Fred Segal Lending Library’ offers a collection of on-loan jewelry, purses, sunglasses and other accessories.
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Rafael Nadal Armani jeans ad

Rafael Nadal in new Armani underwear ads

Rafael Nadal Armani jeans ad

The Italian fashion brand has released its latest underwear and jeans campaigns starring the world’s number one tennis player.

Nadal — photographed by Steven Klein — is the third athlete to front the campaign, following in the footsteps of David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo.

The tennis player’s female counterpart for the brand’s underwear campaign is singer Rihanna who will replace actress Megan Fox. Her ads are yet to be released.
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aston martin zagato v12 frankfurt

Aston Martin V12 Zagato revealed

aston martin zagato v12 frankfurt

Aston Martin has announced the road-going variant of the V12 Zagato which will be making its public debut at the Frankfurt motor show next month.

The luxury British automaker will be bringing two exemplars of the V12 Zagato, based on the Aston Martin V12 Vantage, to the show – one named Zig and the other Zag.

The car is powered by Aston’s 6.0-litre V12 engine producing 510 bhp (380 kW / 517 PS), and 570 Nm (420 lb ft) of torque.
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hublot chukker bang

Hublot Chukker Bang Watch

hublot chukker bang

Hublot have released in collaboration with Polo Gold Cup Gstaad the limited edition Chukker Bang.

The new watch is inspired by the world of polo, and even developed together with Facundo Piers, who is one of the wold’s best polo players.

Movement is the Swiss automatic Hublot caliber HUB1141 flyback automatic chronograph movement with 59 jewels, 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 42 hours.
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Bota Bota: From Ferry to Luxury Spa

Bota Bota Ferry luxury Spa

Bota Bota, a floating spa designed by Sid Lee Architecture, is the latest reincarnation of a 57-year-old ferryboat in Montreal’s Old Port.

The storied ship once operated as a ferryboat between Sorel and Berthier, Quebec during the 50’s and 60’s, followed by a stint as a Richelieu River show boat.

The ship has been completely refurbished into a day spa, featuring five decks fitted with various spa installations.
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diamond planet

A Planet Made of Diamond

diamond planet

Astronomers think they have recently found a star that was transformed and condensed into a planet made of solid diamond.

The team was able to detect the “diamond planet” with the 64m radio telescope in Parkes, Australia, and found out that it orbits an unusual star known as a pulsar.

The scientists’ measurements indicate that the planet has slightly more mass than Jupiter, but is 20 times as dense.
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2012 Bentley Continental GTC

2012 Bentley Continental GTC

2012 Bentley Continental GTC

Bentley will show its second generation of the iconic Continental GTC convertible at the Frankfurt motor show next month.

The Continental GTC is powered by the twin-turbo 6.0-litre W12 engine from the coupe, producing 423kW of power and 700Nm of torque.

Coming full circle and building on the design of the GT Coupe which launched last year, the new Continental GTC has been slightly sharpened and widened, with adjustments to the drivetrain, suspension and power output.
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Superyacht Eclipse Antibes

Prince Al Waleed takes Abramovich’s parking spot

Superyacht Eclipse Antibes

A Saudi sheikh left Roman Abramovich stranded at sea this week after taking the last megayacht berth at the so-called “Millionaire’s Quay” in Cap d’Antibes.

The Russian oligarch had wanted to moor his massive $800 million, 533-ft. yacht Eclipse, at the famed dock but arrived to find the only available spot had just been snatched by Saudi Arabian royal Prince Aziz al Saud.

According to Dailymail, the last space in Europe’s biggest yachting harbour simply wasn’t big enough for the two superyachts.
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necker island destroyed

Richard Branson’s Necker Island Villa Burns in Fire

necker island destroyed

Kate Winslet and members of Richard Branson‘s family escaped unharmed Monday when a lightning storm hit the Virgin tycoon’s Caribbean island home, which was destroyed in a blaze.

Winslet carried Branson’s 90-year-old mother Eve out of The Great House on Necker Island as the flames took hold in the early hours of the morning.

“She (Winslet) was staying there with her children and in fact it was she who carried my mother out of the house,” Branson told Britain’s ITV News.
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