Monthly Archives: June 2012

Oracle boss Larry Ellison

Oracle chief buys Hawaiian island

Oracle boss Larry Ellison

Oracle boss Larry Ellison has bought a Hawaiian island from a fellow multi-billionaire businessman, the governor of the US Pacific Ocean state said.

Ellison, co-founder and chief executive officer of the tech giant, has purchased 98 percent of the 141 square mile (365 square kilometer) island of Lana’i from its owner Castle & Cooke, governor Neil Abercrombie said on Wednesday.
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Hotel White 1921 Saint Tropez

LVMH Opens Hotel in Saint-Tropez

Hotel White 1921 Saint Tropez

World largest luxury group LVMH inagurated last week its brand new hotel WHITE 1921 in Saint Tropez, which will be operated by LVMH Hotel Management.

Located in the heart of Saint-Tropez, on the well-known Place des Lices, the White 1921 opens its doors in the former Maison Blanche.

Designed by architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte, the bar set in the mansion’s garden invites you to a festive break. The 82-seat bar offers the finest champagnes by the glass, including a rare vintage of Moët & Chandon from 1921.
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Mini Rocketman Concept London

MINI Rocketman Concept

Mini Rocketman Concept London

BMW announced this past week that its Mini Rocketman Concept unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 2011 is headed to London for the Olympic Games.

From the end of July to September, the vehicle will be on display in the BMW pavilion near the athletes’ village.

The new Rocketman is a concept that is regarded as a modern interpretation of the old and original Mini car.
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Tonino Lamborghini Boutique Hotel Grand Opening

Lamborghini Opens Luxury Boutique Hotel In China

Tonino Lamborghini Boutique Hotel Grand Opening

Tonino Lamborghini and real estate developer Join In Group have teamed up to open the first ever Tonino Lamborghini-branded boutique hotel in Suzhou, China.

Built near the water, the Boutique Hotel is fashioned in the traditional Suzhou Garden style, restrained, delicate and pretty” combined with Italian fashion.
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aston martin one-77 bike

Aston Martin One-77 Bicycle

aston martin one-77 bike

Aston Martin and Factor Bikes have teamed up to create the world’s most technologically advanced superbike, the One-77.

Based on the Factor001 by Factor Bikes, the Aston Martin-branded two-wheeler will feature the same “motorsport-derived data logging system,” providing over 100 channels of performance feedback like speed, rate of climb and power.
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Francois-Henri Pinault

Francois-Henri Pinault’s Greubel Forsey GMT Watch

Francois-Henri Pinault

Francois-Henri Pinault is a French businessman and the Chief Executive Officer of Pinault-Printemps-Redoute (PPR), a Paris-based congolmerate that owns Gucci, Yves St. Laurent and Bottega Veneta; his family is worth an estimated $11.5 billion.

He is also the son of the PPR’s founder, businessman François Pinault, and husband of famous actor Salma Hayek.

For his 50th birthday it seems that Mr. Pinault’s father (Francois Pinault) bought him a Greubel Forsey GMT watch, which reportedly retails for £325,000, or about $500,000.
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nokia sell vertu

Nokia sells Vertu to EQT VI

nokia sell vertu

Mobile handset firm Nokia today said it will sell its luxury mobile brand Vertu to private equity firm EQT VI for an undisclosed amount.

Nokia’s plans to sell the subsidiary were first revealed last month and it was believed that UK-based Permira, who already own several luxury brands, were in pole position to acquire “the world’s most expensive phone brand.”
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my first car Viktor and Rolf

Viktor & Rolf Join Forces With Bugaboo

High-end Netherlands-based stroller brand Bugaboo is teaming up once more with a top fashion label.

The company has called on its compatriots, the design duo of Viktor & Rolf, to fit out a special edition of its Cameleon model.

my first car Viktor and Rolf

The Viktor & Rolf edition has a grey taupe bassinet in a leather-like material and has been named “My first car.”

“It was a fun project to work on,” explained Viktor Horsting at the Park Hyatt cocktail reception at the official launch on Friday night in Paris.

“The idea was ‘my first car’ and thinking about what a stroller is and a car came to mind, which is ironic and surreal and goes very well with Viktor & Rolf.”

Viktor Rolf Bugaboo stroller

Other labels that have previously collaborated with Bugaboo include Italian house Missoni and American designer Marc Jacobs.

The Viktor & Rolf Cameleon will be available in select stores this September, priced from €1500.

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