Hotel Rates in New York City skyrocket ahead of NYE

New York may be officially the most popular place in the US to spend New Year, but travelers will still be paying through the nose for the privilege. Staying in the Big Apple in 2012 will cost revelers up to 700 percent more than normal, price comparison site said this week. On average, the … Continued

Japan store offers $250k jewel lucky dip bag

A Japanese department store is offering anyone with a quarter of a million dollars a lucky dip bag stuffed with expensive jewellery to ring in the New Year. One lucky customer prepared to hand over a numerically significant 20.12 million yen ($259,000) can celebrate the turn of the year with a fistful of precious baubles. … Continued

Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilege Collection NyX Launch

The Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilege Collection NyX limited-edition bottle is created to reflect the world’s best-selling cognac’s contestant spirit and dynamical nature. It follows the shiny Hennessy V.S.O.P Helios, the first product of Hennessy’s Privilege Collection which was inspired by the ancient Greek god of the sun. The iconic cognac’s bottle is redesigned to present an … Continued

Cognac glasses by Normann Copenhagen

These unusually shaped Normann Copenhagen glasses are designed to enhance the bouquet, temperature and volume of fine Cognac. Designed by Rikke Hagen, these 11cm diameter glasses are beautifully crafted, with an innovative design that sees the glass having no stem. “The shape of the glass increases the intimate experience of drinking cognac by accentuating the … Continued

Tesla Roadster Final Edition

Electric car maker Tesla has announced a special edition model of its Roadster sports car, as it prepares for the debut of its new Model S (pictured above). The brand, which created the world’s first high-performance electric car in the Roadster, will sell just 15 of the Final Edition Roadster models. Although the specifications of … Continued

Burberry Celebrates 10 Million Facebook Fans

Burberry reached 10 million Facebook fans Dec. 24 and celebrated with the creation of three unique images designed by chief creative officer Christopher Bailey. “Thank you so much for all your incredible support, ” the designer says in one message, which sees rows of Burberry Body bottles formed in the shape of a 10.

Cartier Winter Tale Holiday Campaign 2011

Cartier released its Winter Tale video a few weeks ago. One version is found on YouTube and the other at The video shows the famous Cartier leopard running, walking and leaping through an icy terrain while products from the jeweler’s holiday collection emerge from under snow or in bubbles and are simply resting against … Continued

“Les Merveilleuses de Ladurée” Makeup Line

French luxury macaron brand Ladurée has announced the launch of a color cosmetics range called Les Merveilleuses de Laduree. Created by Albion Cosmetics, the collection will include 20 different blush colors in the form of cameos as well as liquid foundation and lip color. The range will launch in Japan this February before reaching Europe … Continued

Hennessy X.O. Mathusalem By Arik Levy

For its annually awaited, limited edition X.O (Extra Aged) cognac, Hennessy has for the second year commissioned special packaging from Arik Levy. The RockRegeneration Hennessy X.O Mathusalem is directly inspired by Levy’s Rock furniture and object collection. Hennessy has presented an XO limited edition at the beginning of each year since 2007. Only 300 bottles … Continued

Fan di Fendi Limited Editions

Fendi have released two limited edition versions of their fragrance Fan di Fendi. The first, priced at £120, is a 50ml bottle placed in a leather case with a zipper. The second luxurious, limited edition is available in a leather coffret. Fan di Fendi is found in a 1 liter size, in a flacon shaped like … Continued

Chrysler 300 Luxury Edition

Chrysler is set to launch an Italian-inspired luxury version of its 300 Series flagship at the forthcoming North American International Auto Show (January 9-22). The interior is decked out in black or “mochachino” Poltrona Frau “Foligno” leather from Italy and hand-sanded matte wood. According to Chrysler, such features were “once limited to some of the … Continued

Bombay Sapphire Bar Bag

A proud collaboration between Barking Irons & Bombay Sapphire, the Bar Bag is inspired by classic gentry style of 19th Century London. This highly-limited item was modeled after antique medical kits from the age of home-visiting doctors. The Bar Bag simultaneously references the early medicinal remedies attributed to gin as well as the pride and … Continued

DSquared2 Spring 2012 Campaign

Natasha Poly, Dimitri Tanner, Paolo Anchisi, Matt Woodhouse, Ton Heukels photographed by Mert & Marcus for DSquared2 Spring/Summer 2012 Campaign.  

Ferrari 360 Modena Limousine

This Ferrari 360 Modena limousine was created by cutting a regular 360 Modena in half and adding seats in the middle to provide interior room for eight people. There is one large flat screen on-board plus several smaller screens set into the head rests. It also has a state of the art sound system and … Continued

Foie gras burger in Japan

US fast-food chain Wendy’s, known for its square beef patties and baked potatoes, on Tuesday unveiled a foie gras burger as it sprang back into life in Japan. Two years after shutting up shop because of falling profits, Wendy’s is hoping its exotic new menu will tickle the sophisticated Japanese palate. The regular buns are … Continued

2012 menswear predictions: fashion to get slimline

US menswear manufacturers have noted an increase in male tailored clothing, with slimline suits set to dominate 2012. A report published December 8 on WWD saw major American menswear retailers highlight an increasing trend towards flattering attire for gentlemen. American market research company The NPD Group says tailored clothing sales rose more than 11 percent … Continued

The world’s top auto shows in 2012

Automakers spent 2011 trying to woo car buyers with ever-greener powertains and ever-more advanced technology, a trend that looks set to continue in 2012. Here, a round-up of the most important auto shows of the year.