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Beaujolais nouveau hot in Japan, literally

Japan’s craze for Beaujolais nouveau has beaten the recession, with tourists taking a dip in a hot mountain spring coloured red with the fruity wine. The Hakone Kowakien Yunessun spa resort celebrated the annual uncorking of the seasonal drop by having a sommelier pour a few bottles into an open-air hot spring bath as holiday-makers [...]

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Louis Vuitton for French Red Cross

The Louis Vuitton auction, held last night at Sotheby’s on New Bond Street, saw seven special orders sold for a total of £495,000 in aid of the Red Cross. Louis Vuitton offered six masters of savoir-faire the opportunity to create a unique special order that embodies their expertise in their respective professions. Working with the [...]

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Tokyo crowned world’s top Michelin three-star city

Tokyo has overtaken Paris as the city with the most Michelin three-star restaurants, cementing its status as the “world capital of gastronomy”. The latest edition of the Michelin guide to the Japanese capital awarded 11 eateries the coveted three stars, against 10 in Paris. Tokyo also kept its title as the world’s most-decorated city with [...]

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Leica M7 Hermes Edition

Camera maker Leica Camera AG has teamed up with Hermes to create a limited edition camera due to be released just in time for the Christmas holidays.

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A Million Dollar Wedding in Rome

The Rome Cavalieri Hotel, set on a 15 acre private Mediterranean parkland and known as one of the city’s most prestigious address, has created the ultimate wedding package with a price tag of a million dollars. For a perfect day, Rome Cavalieri will arrange a private jet for the bride and groom to Rome, the [...]

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AsiaSpa Award winners announced

The winners of the 2009 AsiaSpa Awards were announced at a glamorous gala awards ceremony held at Armani Bar Hong Kong last Thursday. The majority of Asia’s spa destinations won an award, including properties in, Thailand, The Philippines, The Maldives, China, Cambodia and Hong Kong. The 27 categories voted on by 28 independent judges were [...]

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