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London’s sightseeing boats get pre-Olympic upgrade

A London tour guide company has revealed plans to build the city’s largest sightseeing boat ahead of the 2012 Olympics. City Cruises, which runs river sightseeing tours in the British, said May 27 that it would launch its new 600-passenger vessel on the River Thames by Spring 2012, describing it as a “next generation leisure [...]

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Hong Kong kicks off big-money auction series

A series of auctions of high-end goods from fine wine to Imperial Chinese ceramics goes into full swing this weekend in Hong Kong, as the city challenges the dominance of New York and London. The multi-million-dollar auctions are looking to cash in on the vast wealth of China’s growing number of millionaires keen to show [...]

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Seoul bans fur in Fendi fashion show

South Korea’s capital city has told Italian fashion house Fendi to remove all fur items from a show of its fall/winter collection due to complaints from animal rights groups. “We have received complaints from animal rights activists and saw negative public opinion on the Internet… we can’t let such a controversial thing be staged at [...]

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Louis Vuitton opens pop-up store in Cannes

On the occasion of the Cannes International Film Festival, Louis Vuitton has opened a pop-up store on the Croisette. Next to its existing Cannes store, the temporary shop focuses on what the town is famous for: incredible films and elegant eveningwear. “The Maison celebrates its attachment to the city of Cannes by unveiling an exceptional [...]

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Luxtofair 2011 in Kuala Lumpur

Targeted at a luxury travel market, the Lifestyle & Luxury Tourism Fair 2011 styles itself the first high-end event in its part of the world. Everything from luxury golf vacations to yachts will be on offer at the event, which also includes workshops and stage performances.

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French houses honored at French fragrance awards

The French fragrance foundation awarded its annual prizes exclusively to local brands last week. Its main awards for best fragrance of the year went to Yves Saint Laurent’s Belle d’Opium, in women’s perfumes and Bleu de Chanel in the men’s category. All other winning brands, including Lancôme, Hermès, or Biotherm, also hail from France.

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