Monthly Archives: August 2012

Vivienne Tam Slippers

Vivienne Tam Does Slippers for Hilton

Vivienne Tam Slippers

Vivienne Tam has designed a pair of slippers featuring a “Water Dragon” motif for Hilton Hotels & Resorts’ Chinese hospitality program, Huanying.

The signature slippers will be available beginning this month exclusively for guests of Hilton Huanying, the Hilton Worldwide program offering tailored welcome experiences for Chinese travelers at 70 participating hotels in 23 countries.
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Chivas Regal by Tim Little

Chivas Regal by Tim Little

Chivas Regal by Tim Little

Celebrating heritage, modern craftsmanship and style, the Chivas Regal 12 Year Old ‘Made for Gentlemen’ limited edition by Tim Little is the brand’s new collaboration.

The Chivas 12 ‘Made for Gentlemen’ collectible tin by British designer Tim Little – Creative Director and Owner of iconic British luxury shoe label Grenson, features a slick deconstruction of the classic wardrobe staple, the hand crafted brogue.
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gogo wifi

Free eBay access on Delta and Virgin America flights

gogo wifi

Passengers with a penchant for online shopping will now be able to enjoy free access to eBay on some Delta Air Lines and Virgin America planes.

In-flight connectivity provider Gogo announced on August 13 that passengers will have unlimited access to the more than 300 million listings on the online auction and shopping site on all Gogo-equipped Delta Air Lines and Virgin America planes.
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MB&F HM3 Poison Dart Frog

MB&F HM3 Poison Dart Frog Watch

MB&F HM3 Poison Dart Frog

Swiss watch company MB&F turned to the creatures of the South American rainforest for inspiration, designing their limited edition HM3 watch on the poison dart frog.

Its deadly potential is camouflaged in the tropical rainforest by an exotically-patterned black and yellow skin… Similarly, the high-tech zirconium case of the new HM3 Poison Dart Frog is disguised by a sleek, black layer of PVD.
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Garryowen Montana Auction

Historic US town of two goes on auction block

Garryowen Montana Auction

A historic American town with a population of two people will be auctioned off on August 15, the auctioneers Williams & Williams said Thursday.

The northwestern town of Garryowen, Montana, little over 7.7 acres, includes houses, a grocery store, a fast food restaurant, a shop and a post office.

“The town has a population of two, making it one of the smallest towns in the United States,” reads the auction house’s website.
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Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe London 2012 Olympic

Very Special Olympic Rolls-Royces‎

Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe London 2012 Olympic

If you watched the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games, you might have noticed three bespoke Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupes.

Specially created for the event, the vehicles featured an English White exterior with special badging and self-centering wheel caps that had the Olympic motto “Citius, Altius, Fortius” (Faster, Higher, Stronger) on them.
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Michael Phelps Louis Vuitton

Michael Phelps for Louis Vuitton

Michael Phelps Louis Vuitton

Team USA swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, fronts Louis Vuitton’s new Core Values campaign.

The 27-year-old, arguably the biggest star of the London Olympics, appears in a new campaign promoting the brand’s high-end range of day bags and luggage.

Shot by Annie Leibovitz, Phelps appears only in a black speedo and some goggles, submerged in a stark bathtub beside a Vuitton tote.
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gordon ramsay

Gordon Ramsay is back with ‘Hotel Hell’

Gordon Ramsay Hotel Hell

In a new series starting on August 13, Gordon Ramsay will be trying to fix poorly run hotels and uncomfortable bed-and-breakfasts to leave them in better shape for customers using his uncompromising boot camp technique.

Hotel Hell is created and hosted by the Scottish chef and will be broadcasted by Fox in the US on Mondays at 8 pm ET/PT.

Ramsay will be visiting hotels in cities in the US such as San Diego, Coeur D’Alene, Cambridge, Milford and Windsor for his new TV show.
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Raffles Hotel Singapore

Raffles Hotel Honored by Jaeger-LeCoultre

Raffles Hotel Singapore

Swiss luxury watch brand, Jaeger-LeCoultre, has created two editions of its iconic Reverso timepiece for Raffles Hotel Singapore, to honor the establishment’s 125th anniversary.

The double-sided Reverso watch line is a classic. When its case is turned over, the watch is transformed into a jewel that can be personalised forever by an engraving.
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