Monthly Archives: May 2012

Baccarat Wine glass

New glass will revolutionise wine

Baccarat Wine glass

French luxury crystal glassmaker Baccarat is hoping to revolutionise the experience of drinking wine with a new design that promises to settle the age-old argument between alcohol and the grape.

The tulip-shaped glass, with a wide flat base and a vertical “chimney”, will prevent the alcohol from overpowering the aroma of wine when the glass is swirled.
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1911 Rolls Royce 1701 Silver Ghost

Martin Scorsese working on film about Rolls Royce

1911 Rolls Royce 1701 Silver Ghost

Academy Award winning director Martin Scorsese has announced he will produce Silver Ghost, a film that chronicles the lives of the names behind the formation of Rolls-Royce.

Silver Ghost will tell the story of motoring pioneer Lord John Douglas-Scott Montagu, his wife Cis and his secret love affair with his secretary and mistress, Eleanor Velasco Thornton.
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Bianca Balti Dolce Gabbana Eyewear

Bianca Balti for Dolce & Gabbana Eyewear [Video]

Bianca Balti Dolce Gabbana Eyewear

After releasing some teaser photos in February, Dolce & Gabbana has now unveiled the advertising film for its new line of eyewear — frames and sunglasses.

Directed by Luca Finotti and photographed by Giampaolo Sgura, this new campaign features Italian model Bianca Balti, who appears in a retro look with strong 1950s influences.
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Glenns Diner Chicago

Chicago restaurants create NATO-themed menus

Glenns Diner Chicago

As heads of state from NATO’s political military alliance discuss security challenges and peacekeeping missions next week, alliances of a different kind are also being made in the kitchens of Chicago.

About 200 restaurants are taking part in the city-wide initiative “Chicago’s Culinary Crossroads” which will spotlight the city’s diverse, gastronomic offerings until May 25 and pair international chefs with their local counterparts.
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EA7 Emporio Armani Spring 2012 Campaign

EA7-Emporio-Armani-Luca-Dotto

Emporio Armani who launched the brand EA7 has now released 4 inspirational videos of every athlete they are sponsoring. 

Have a look at the brand new EA7 Emporio Armani campaign featuring high-caliber athletes such as Emily Pidgeon and Luca Dotto among an all-star lineup of sports giants slated to compete in the upcoming 2012 Olympics in London.

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The eye-catching images, lensed by Richard Phibbs, capture pro athletes including high jump champ Antonietta Di Martino and fencing wonder Andrea Cassarà in action in their respective fields.

EA7 Emporio Armani is the sponsor and official outfitter of the Italian Team that will be participating in The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

richard Branson shaped ice cube

Virgin launches Branson-shaped ice cube

richard Branson shaped ice cube

In order to celebrate the airline’s new in-flight bar, Virgin Atlantic has decided to create custom ice cubes in the shape of Richard Branson‘s head.

The bar will also incorporate a raft of additional innovations including the fabulous new champagne coupe glass, enhanced mood lighting and a new seating system to facilitate the most comfortable social experience in the air.
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Ulysse Nardin Classico Limited Edition Santa Maria

Ulysse Nardin Classico Santa Maria

Ulysee Nardin has released a stunning new timepiece inspired by the merchant ship used by the explorer Christopher Columbus during his first expedition in 1492.

This colorful watch is painstakingly created, requiring more than 50 working hours and 26 baking processes to complete each handmade cloisonné dial.
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working demonstrations Hermes artisans

Hermes Leather Forever Exhibition

working demonstrations Hermes artisans

Hermès celebrates its 175th anniversary with an exhibition in London illustrating the company’s relationship with leather over the years.

The show is divided into 12 rooms representing various leather collections – including equestrian, travel, handbags and accessories.

On show are bespoke objects from the history of the company – which was founded in 1837 – such as items commissioned by the Duke of Windsor for Wallis Simpson.
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Beau Sancy diamond

Historic diamond ‘Beau Sancy’ sells for $9.7 million

Beau Sancy diamond

A centuries-old diamond passed down through generations of European royalty fetched nine million Swiss francs ($9.7 million) at auction in Geneva on Tuesday.

The 34.98-carat “Beau Sancy” diamond measures 2.3 centimetres in height, is 1.9 cm wide and 1.1 cm deep.

Passed down through the royal families of France, England, Prussia and the Netherlands, the Beau de Sancy has witnessed 400 years of European history.
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Motor Yacht Lady Petra

Superyacht Lady Petra launched by Heesen Yachts

Motor Yacht Lady Petra

The 47m Heesen superyacht Lady Petra, boasting sophisticated exterior by Omega Architects and beautiful interior by Bannenberg & Rowell, was launched on Saturday, April 28.

This wonderful vessel offers luxurious Owner´s suite situated on the upper deck, with the guest cabins located on the lower deck, providing the Owners with full privacy while aboard.
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gordon ramsay

British chef Ramsay opens Las Vegas restaurant

chef Gordon Ramsay

The British celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has opened up a new restaurant at a casino hotel in Las Vegas, his first in the US gambling hub.

Multiple Michelin star holder Ramsay joins several famous rivals, including Alain Ducasse and Pierre Gagnaire, who have eateries in Las Vegas.

Gordon Ramsay brought his unique style and culinary flair to Las Vegas with the opening Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas,” said a statement.
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