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Istanbul’s Pera Palace Hotel restored in lavish style

A favourite of royals seeking luxury, writers looking for the muse and undercover spies, Pera Palace — Istanbul’s hotel of mysteries and pomp — has reopened after a major facelift to revive its past grandeur. Built in the late 19th century for the passengers of the legendary Orient Express, the 115-room hotel has hosted generations [...]


Veuve Clicquot launches QR Code campaign

Veuve Clicquot is giving champagne lovers something new to do with their phones with the launch of the Veuve Clicquot QR Code in Hong Kong. A quick refresher on QR codes for the uninitiated. QR codes are a very useful tool for pointing people to more information about your product. You take a photo of [...]


Video: Louis Vuitton 100 Legendary Trunks

Here’s a preview of LV‘s upcoming book, Louis Vuitton: 100 Legendary Trunks. This exceptional book showcases the most beautiful creations of the House through more than eight hundred photographs. Many incredible pieces are featured here, along with the equally incredible stories of their creation. Available from October 2010.


BMW Launches Lifestyle Collection for Christmas

BMW has launched the 2010 BMW Lifestyle Collection that includes gift ideas for the upcoming holidays. There are surprises for adults and children alike – from Snow Racer sleds to USB sticks, from watches to back packs. The BMW Lifestyle Collection is available online and at selected BMW dealerships. The whole list of products is [...]


Gucci Launches New Online Store

Gucci has announced the opening of its redesigned online store at Frida Giannini has been working on the site for 18 months to make the online experience more like the experience customers get in Gucci’s boutiques. Shoppers can browse the latest collections via video, share content with friends through Facebook and Twitter, and buy [...]


Bonhams to Sell Elvis Presley’s Mercedes-Benz 600

A Mercedes-Benz 600 that was purchased by Elvis Presley in 1970 will be auctioned on December 6 at Bonhams in Weybridge, England. One of only a handful of cars that Presley registered in his name, the Mercedes-Benz has attracted a pre-sale estimate of £150,000 – 200,000. Presley kept the car, which was one of two [...]

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