Britain sent the decommissioned QE2 (Queen Elizabeth 2) to the Gulf as a floating hotel. Now Dubai is to return the favour, building the world’s biggest yacht to be anchored beside the Thames as a floating hotel. The Aquiva is expected to be the world’s largest pleasure boat. It will enable hotel guests to obtain [...]
A newly divorced City banker is “giving away” his millionaire lifestyle complete with his home, car and boat in a competition that anyone can enter for Â£20. Andrew Paul’s five-bedroom home in an acre of Kent countryside has been valued at Â£1.1million and has a designer kitchen, cinema and games rooms. His new Aston Martin [...]
The architect Safdie Rabines has designed the Hilltop House in Rancho Santa Fe, California. The home was designed to maximize the 360 degree views from its hilltop location, just north of San Diego. The home is currently being offered for sale ($7,000,000) through the agents at Gallagher & Gallagher.
Bombardier is reducing its 10-year industry forecast for business jet deliveries by nearly 15 percent from last year because of the global recession. The world’s third-largest aircraft manufacturer said Monday it now expects there will be 11,500 business jets delivered by the industry between 2009 and 2018. Bombardier said the industry for new business aircraft [...]
After weeks of speculation, Emma Watson has finally been unveiled as the new face of Burberry. Despite persistent rumours linking her to Chanel, and her ubiquitous presence at international fashion shows, Burberry is the first major advertising campaign that the 19-year-old Harry Potter star has landed. The campaign was shot by Mario Testino near Burberryâ€™s [...]
The world’s most expensive pen has finally gone on sale… for $1,470,000. As we reported in February, the Aurora Diamante contains over 30 carats of De Beers diamonds on a solid platinum barrel. It has a two-tone, rhodium-treated, 18KT solid gold nib and is personalized with a coat of arms, signature or portrait. British pen [...]