Luxe travel guides downsize for families

Top-end travel guide brand Luxe has announced the launch of a mini-guidebook series in a bid to broaden its appeal in the competitive market. Little Luxe are designed as short travel guides for “families on the go,” focusing on major cities and the family-friendly experiences they offer. The first guides will focus on Asia, Luxe … Continued

Paris hotel rates on the rise

The average price of a double room in Paris hotels has surged above 200 euros per night, making the city of light more expensive than London. The return of business travellers has fuelled a 26 percent rise in the average price of a Paris hotel room over the past year to 204 euros per night. … Continued

Giorgio Armani Beauty 2011 Christmas Collection

Here is a first look at Megan Fox starring in Giorgio Armani Beauty 2011 Christmas Collection. The collection is called “Madre Perla” and it’s limited worldwide. Megan wears Madre Perla Palette, Gloss d’Armani Rouge, and ‘Eyes To Kill’ Eye Shadows which is available in Gold, Silver and a shimmering Gold & Silver blend. Megan is … Continued

Dining out? Restaurant Dos & Don’ts

Is it rude to tweet about a luscious treacle tart at dinner? Or take a phone call when your starter is being served? It’s an issue that has London divided in a Zagat London Restaurants survey released Wednesday that asked respondents to weigh on the issue. According to the 5,500 diners answering the survey, 53 … Continued

18kt Cartier Paris Sunglasses

Having a nice pair of eyewear, is like wearing your favorite pair of shoes. And if a pair of custom made sunglasses is high on your wishlist, then Cartier, Paris should be your first choice. Exclusively adorned with an exquisite array of 188 collet diamonds, this pair of Cartier sunglasses is boasting in retro style … Continued

Online car customization embraced by Porsche, Ford

Porsche and Ford have become the latest brands to offer customers the chance to pick their dream cars via online configurators. Brands are increasingly tapping the internet to let customers design their perfect model without even leaving the house. The trend was originally started by Bentley, which has allowed customers to design their own hand-built … Continued

Boutique hotels in London to boom

The number of boutique hotels in London is set to soar over the next few years, a new report has predicted. London, which will host the 2012 Olympic Games next year, could see the number of design-led hotel rooms double by 2013, adding some 2,544 rooms to the market. Hotel consultancy HVS London predicted this … Continued

Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry goes on show in Moscow

Christie’s has revealed the main lots of the jewelry collection of Oscar-winning actress Elizabeth Taylor to be auctioned in New York this December. Select highlights from the 269-piece collection went on an eight-city tour including London, Los Angeles, Dubai, Geneva, Paris and Hong Kong, beginning in Moscow.

Garia Mansory Edition Carbon Fiber Golf Car

Garia, the Danish manufacturer of luxury golf cars, has recently teamed up with Mansory (a high-end car customization company) to create the Garia Mansory Edition. With carbon fiber body panels and supercar inspired modifications on the exterior, the golf car conveys the values of its creators: craftsmanship, design and luxury. Carbon fiber has been used … Continued

Celine Fall 2011 Campaign

Kirsi Pyrhonen, Monika Sawicka and Emilia Nawarecka are the new faces of Céline for their Fall Winter 2011 campaign, photographed by Juergen Teller.

New York trends: orange, pink, and tribals

It seems as if this year’s color explosion was only the beginning: there was a downright abundance of bright-orange and hot-pink dresses on New York’s runways, while tribals helped to combine colors.

Fashion bloggers to spur online luxury sales

Fashion bloggers will help propel online sales of designer clothes, jewels and luxury cars to more than 11 billion euros ($15 billion) in 2015. The exclusive fashion world has embraced the Internet later than other industries but is catching up quickly. Brands such as Burberry, Tiffany and Gucci are increasing exposure to social media to … Continued

‘Let Us Stay With you’ from The Ritz-Carlton

Today marks the beginning of a new initiative from The Ritz-Carlton with the introduction of an entirely new communications approach. Their new brand platform, ‘Let Us Stay With You’ requests guests to allow The Ritz- Carlton to be much more than just a hotel, and instead a memory that lasts a lifetime. Through the use … Continued

Virgin aims for first space launch within 12 months

British business magnate Richard Branson hopes to launch a vessel into space within the next 12 months, kicking off an era of commercial space travel. “The mother ship is finished… The rocket tests are going extremely well, and so I think that we’re now on track for a launch within 12 months of today.” “This … Continued

Johnnie Walker Blue Label Private Bar

Luxury whisky Johnnie Walker Blue Label has partnered with Porsche Design Studio, to create the Johnnie Walker Blue Label Collection by Porsche Design Studio. The collection consists of “The Chiller” and “The Cube”, but is led by a made-to-order Johnnie Walker Blue Label Private Bar (price available on request). Made from the finest materials – … Continued

Qantas in ‘world-first’ tablet trial

Passengers on Qantas will be the first in the world to have in-flight entertainment streamed wirelessly to tablet devices in a trial announced by the airline Thursday. To be rolled out from the end of next month on one Boeing 767-300 flying domestic routes, the six-week test will see Qantas’s current entertainment programme broadcast to … Continued

Jaguar C-X75 Inspirations & Icons by Dunhill

To celebrate the birth of the new Jaguar C-X75 Alfred Dunhill have filmed a short movie that links its inception to the legendary 1960’s icon – the Jaguar XJ13. Produced to celebrate 75 years of Jaguar, the C-X75, is an example of state of the art thinking and engineering. It is propelled by a combination … Continued

Mercedes-Benz F125 Hydrogen Concept

The Mercedes-Benz F125, is the latest technology concept in a long line of research vehicles, from the Stuttgart-based automaker. Powered by hydrogen and electricity, the F125 will initially evolve from it’s gullwing coupe effect, into a four door sedan, and it may very well be the future generation of the S class Mercedes-Benz. This luxurious … Continued

Zagat’s Picks for the Top Restaurants in London

The most popular restaurant in London as chosen by Zagat readers is a grandiose café-restaurant with towering pillars and sweeping archways that was formerly a car showroom and now serves high tea and coq au vin. The 2012 London Restaurants Survey includes the ratings and reviews of 1,187 restaurants in Greater London as voted on … Continued