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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 [...]

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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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Portable watermelon cooler

In Japan, watermelons have become a luxury food that apparently now requires a carry-on luggage-like cooler/warmer, a world’s first. First came the square watermelon creation that was introduced to the global market with the hefty price tag of $75 (€56.41) for 6.8kg. In Japan the same square watermelon can cost Â¥10,000 yen (€90). The Japanese [...]

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Peter Jackson purchases a private jet

New Zealand websites are reporting the Jackson paid around $50 million to pick up a Gulfstream G550. His new plane is able to fly non-stop from Australia to Los Angeles and will replace his older Gulfstream IV which had to make a fueling stop on the way because of its shorter range. The G550 usually [...]

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Catamarans for luxury-loving hotel guests

For the ultimate luxury hotel experience nowadays, it seems travelers need to pick a property with a catamaran. The Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora has just launched Navigator, its custom-built catamaran which will be on hand to take guests wherever they choose in the sparkling blue seas of Bora Bora island. The boat, which is [...]

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World Cup final ball sold for $74,000 on eBay

The ball used in Spain’s World Cup final win over the Netherlands has fetched almost $74,000 in a charity auction on eBay. The famous Jabulani ball was sold for the ’46664′ HIV/AIDS charity – named after Nelson Mandela’s prisoner number when he was held at Robben Island. The balls used during the World Cup were [...]

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