Monthly Archives: December 2011

Anne Hathaway valentino

Valentino Virtual Fashion Museum Opens Its Doors

Anne Hathaway valentino

Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway has been announced as co-host for the launch of the Valentino Online Museum today.

Confirmed panelists for the press conference, due to be streamed live on Youtube, include Amit Sood and Italian Vogue editor in chief Franca Sozzani.

The Valentino Garavani Virtual Museum will feature more than 300 dresses worn by Hollywood stars such as Julia Roberts and Sophia Loren.
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Morocco Mall

Morocco Mall opens to the public

Morocco Mall

Morocco’s ambition to become a shopping superpower takes another leap forward with the public opening of Casablanca’s Morocco Mall today.

It is set to be one of the largest malls in the world and home to the new Galeries Lafayette International, the brand’s first international store.

The building contains over 600 brands, 250,000 square meters of floor space and 140,000 square meters of gardens, all situated by the city’s beautiful waterfront.
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Za Za Bazaar

Britain’s biggest restaurant opens in Bristol

Za Za Bazaar

The biggest restaurant in the UK opened its doors this week with a capacity of feeding a small army of 2,100 diners a night.

Bristol’s harborside restaurant Za Za Bazaar spans 30,000 square feet (2,790 square meters) and two floors, and serves up an all-you-can-eat buffet that includes Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Italian and traditional British fare.

Like a giant food court, diners take in a lay of the land, sidle up to different sections, choose their ingredients and watch as one of 36 chefs cook their meal.
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Streetfighter Yellow Mercedes-Benz Ducati

Mercedes SLK 55 AMG and Ducati Streetfighter 848

Streetfighter Yellow Mercedes-Benz Ducati

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a new collaboration with Bologna-based Ducati to be unveiled at the Bologna Motor Show.

The ‘Streetfighter Yellow’ models are designed to celebrate the partnership between the automaker and motorcycle brand.

This partnership has already produced several collaborations such as the Ducati Diavel AMG Special Edition showcased in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
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Taj Exotica Resort & Spa Maldives

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa Maldives

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa Maldives

Encircled by clear blue waters of one of the largest lagoons of the Maldives, the Taj Exotica Resort & Spa is an eclusive and private retreat.

The resort seamlessly extends the magic of the island’s blessed natural beauty in its design even as it offers the finest in contemporary luxuries and services.

Each of the resort’s luxuriously designed 64 villas boast crisp linens, warm wooden patios, and private infinity pools.
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megayacht Yas

Superyacht Yas launched by ADM Shipyards

megayacht Yas

Abu Dhabi’s ADM Shipyards has just launched the 462.5 ft. megayacht Yas, which now ranks as the world’s 6th largest.

The yacht, whose design was adapted from a UAE Navy frigate, is rumored to have been commissioned by a member of an Arabic royal family.

The vessel features luxurious accommodations for up to 60 guests along with 56 crew and is capable of an impressive 26 knots maximum speed thanks to her military pedigree. Yas’ cruising speed is 20 knots with a transoceanic range.
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hublot f1 king power interlagos

Hublot F1 King Power Interlagos Watch

hublot f1 king power interlagos

Hublot has joined the stream of limited edition models by issuing its new F1 King Power Interlagos watch.

This marks the second new Hublot F1 watch unveiled this month and the eighth model overall for the Hublot F1 collection.

It is dedicated to the Formula 1 Grande Premio Petrobras do Brasil 2011 competition, the last Grand Prix of this season’s Formula One World Championship.
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Princess V Class Sport Yacht V85S

Princess Yachts V85S

Princess Yachts International have released their latest yacht, the V-85S sports yacht (measuring 85ft overall).

Ingeniously hidden within the sleek lines of her exterior is a flying bridge with dual helm controls and companion seating.

Complete with refrigeration and a sound system, this is also a relaxed space for daytime entertaining as an alternative to the cockpit and foredeck seating areas.
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2013 Hennessey Venom GT Spyder

2013 Hennessey Venom Spyder

2013 Hennessey Venom GT Spyder

Hennessey Performance has released the first image and details for the Venom GT Spyder, the open top variant of the Venom GT Coupe.

A massive 1,200 bhp (895 kW / 1217 PS) is produced by the Venom GT Spyder’s engine and the model’s weight is stated to be 1,200 kg ( 2,645 lbs ).

Pricing for the coupe is set at $950,000 whereas the Spyder will cost $1.1 million.
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Ferrari FF Neiman Marcus

Ferrari FF Neiman Marcus Sold Out in 50 Minutes

Ferrari FF Neiman Marcus

The special edition of the Ferrari FF showcased in the annual Neiman Marcus Christmas Book, was sold within fifty minutes on Thursday, October 27, 2011.

Despite a price tag of $395,000 (or $95k more than a dealer-purchased Ferrari FF), the 10 available cars sold out in less than an hour!

The Neiman Marcus FF will come in an elegant Grigio Caldo exterior color and with a matching luggage set to compliment the Ferrari’s treated leather interior. Continue reading

Port-au-Prince Marriott Hotel

Marriott to build largest hotel in Haiti

Port-au-Prince Marriott Hotel

Marriott has announced plans to build the largest hotel in Haiti, the first international property to open on the island.

The 173-room property will open in mid-2014 and will be the largest on the island and will be the first hotel in Haiti since the earthquake.

Boasting several bars and restaurants, the Port-au-Prince Marriott Hotel will be located in the Haute Turgeau area of the city and use staff trained by some of the 1,100 Haitian employees at Marriott’s South Florida hotels.
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Shangri-La Hotel Tokyo suite

Shangri-La Tokyo offers Christmas delights

Shangri-La Hotel Tokyo suite

Even though Christmas is not a traditional Japanese celebration, few places in the world mark December 25 with such gusto as Tokyo.

The Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo has announced a WISH.forJapan Christmas package that is available December 10-25.

10 percent of the price, which starts at Y52,000 per night will go to support people affected by the earthquake and tsunami that struck northeast Japan in March.
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virgin america aircraft

Rent a Virgin America plane for $60,000

virgin america aircraft

Virgin America is offering a deal on deals site Giltcity.com to take a round-trip flight for you and up to 145 of your friends for $60,000.

The flight would take you on a full-size Airbus A320, complete with in-flight wifi, seatback entertainment systems, and in-flight meals and drinks.

The offer is good for a round-trip flight to any of Virgin America’s nonstop domestic locations, excluding Mexico.
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Fisher Island

Fisher Island is America’s Richest Place

Fisher Island

Miami’s most exclusive enclave, Fisher Island is still America’s number one “Millionaire Capitol” according to Forbes‘ calculations.

Forbes.com combed through IRS data and ranked zip codes by the average income of those who make at least $200,000 a year.

They then estimated the average net-worth for people making over $200,000 a year. Fisher Island came in first place by a large margin.
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Felicity Jones

Felicity Jones is the new face of D&G make-up!

Felicity Jones

Dolce & Gabbana’s cosmetics collection The Make Up has announced British actress Felicity Jones as its latest spokesmodel.

Jones will begin appearing in Dolce & Gabbana’s The Make Up advertisements early next year.

The first product line the 28-year-old will represent is the Khol Collection, set for release in January.
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