Vertu’s Next Special Edition: Ascent Ti Neon

If the Vertu Ascent Ti Carbon fibre collection failed to meet your requirements, the latest Ascent Ti collection might impress you. Dubbed the Vertu Ascent Ti Neon, it’s apparently designed with well-to-do women in mind. It’s slightly slimmer than the regular Ascent Ti, being less bulbous at the bottom to fit more snugly in a [...]


Italian hotel mistakenly offers 1-cent weekend

A hotel near Venice has accepted that its rooms were mistakenly advertised online at a mere one-hundredth of a euro instead of up to 150 euros. Nearly 230 people took advantage of the offer, booking on average more than six nights per person at the Crowne Plaza. The hotel’s sales manager, Fulvio Danesin, said that [...]


LVMH buys 50% share in Chateau Cheval Blanc

LVMH has bought a 50% stake in St-Emilion’s Château Cheval Blanc from its billionaire chairman and controlling shareholder, Bernard Arnault. However financial terms were not disclosed in the release, which pointedly failed to mention that LVMH was acquiring the Bordeaux wine from Arnault. Arnault, reputedly France’s richest man, bought Cheval-Blanc with Belgian businessman Albert Frère [...]


Gucci Fall Campaign 2009

Photographed by renowned duo Inez and Vinoodh, the powerhouse has combined its menswear and womenswear collection for this campaign. Some models featured in the ads are Anja Rubik, Natasha Poly, Raquel Zimmermann, Myf Shepherd, Gerhard Freidl. Very italian, very sexy and very Gucci!


Everest – 200 metre GigaYacht for sale

Roman Abramovich recently launched the 557-ft. Eclipse, the world’s largest and most expensive privately owned yacht at a cost of about $450 million. Now renowned naval architect Donald Starkey is offering to top that feat with a 656-ft. behemoth called Everest (named after the world’s tallest peak). Currently under construction in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the [...]


Chatting with Claudia Schiffer and IHT in Berlin

The International Herald Tribune has announced that Claudia Schiffer will join the lineup of high-profile speakers at its annual luxury conference. Titled “Techno Luxury”, the conference will take place at Berlin’s Ritz-Carlton, On November 17 and 18, 2009. The program will focus on how the technology and other marketing innovations can offer new creative direction [...]

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