Hotel prices fell by an average of 14 percent globally in 2009, according to figures released March 2 by Hotels.com. Around the world, hotel prices now cost four percent less than they did in 2004, says the most recent edition of the firm’s Hotel Price Index (HPI). Every continent posted a drop in prices, with [...]
In the sun-drenched south of France, the world’s largest vineyard has launched a new, simplified brand called “Pays d’Oc”, creating the number one French wine export to compete against New World brands. Languedoc-Roussillon covers 35 percent (or 260,200 hectares) of all French vineyards, making it the biggest producer worldwide. As of the 2009 vintage, soon [...]
Shoppers wondering how to deal with the afterlife found an answer Friday — a cell-phone-equipped golden coffin, one of many items on display at the opening of an international luxury fair in Verona. The coffin was priced at a mere 280,000 euros (381,000 dollars), while a diamond-studded, cancan-style wedding gown in pink chinchilla fur could [...]
Petra Diamonds Limited announced that the 507 carat Cullinan Heritage sold for US $35.3 million, the highest sale price on record for a rough diamond. The diamond was sold on tender in South Africa and was purchased by Hong Kong-based Chow Tai Fook Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Company . The Cullinan Heritage was recovered in [...]
Robb Reportâ€™s panel of 50 VIP judges have selected the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG as â€œ2010 Car of the Year.â€ In taking the award, the SLS AMG beat out 11 other worthy contenders to the throne. Robb Report’s Car of the Decade trophy has been awarded to the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport.
Louis Vuitton continues to expand their online store and have announced the introduction of the Louis Vuitton Mon Monogram service. The service will allow you to customize your Louis Vuitton bag, ending up with over 200 million possible combinations on your bag of choice. The selection of bags include the iconic Speedy, historic Keepall travel [...]