Hermès Orion Suitcase

Created by Gabriele Pezzini, Hermès Design Director, this extremely ergonomic travelling companion has exceptional functional and aesthetic qualities. Its brushed anodised aluminium shell, the interior surface of which is reinforced with carbon and Kevlar, provide unparalleled resistance to wear and tear. The luggage is subtly highlighted with two natural cowhide handles – an unmistakable reference [...]


Chopard Happy Sport XL

For the past 20 years, the Chopard Happy Sport line has appealed to those with a taste for daring, contemporary timepieces. The latest newcomer to the collection, the Happy Sport XL, takes a further step towards modernity and originality. Yet it remains faithful to the very essence of Happy Sport models: a resolutely casual chic [...]


Beluga caviar back on table

Reputedly the finest form of caviar, beluga, is back on the table this year, after five key source countries agreed on export quotas for the delicacy. Trade in beluga caviar was halted last year as countries failed to agree on quotas, in line with a 2002 CITES agreement. But during a meeting in Tehran, Azerbaijan, [...]

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World’s strongest beer served in a dead squirrel

Brewing company BrewDog has created the world’s strongest, and possibly most expensive, beer sold in taxidermied stoats. The BBC reported on July 22 that Scottish Brewers, Brewdog, have broken the record for the world’s strongest beer, with their new beverage, known as ‘The End of History,’ which weighs in at 55% ABV. However, the record-breaking [...]


Sotheby’s to auction Wallis Simpson’s jewels

Sotheby’s says it is auctioning about 3 million pounds worth of jewelry once owned by Wallis Simpson, the American socialite who became Duchess of Windsor. Britain’s King Edward VIII, who renounced his claim to the British throne in 1936 to marry the divorcee, showered her with gifts of jewellery throughout their courtship and marriage. The [...]


The world’s duty free shopping hotspots

Dubai’s duty free shops remain the busiest duty free outlets in the world, according to figures released this week by the Dubai Duty Free and Generation Research. Consumers spent a staggering $1.14 billion at Dubai’s duty free outlets in 200, over 5 percent of money spent at airports around the world. Dubai’s sales put it [...]

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