The Pig On the Beach in Studland, Dorset was crowned the Best Smith Hotel 2015 by Mr and Mrs Smith for its fairytale hideaway, seaside setting and sense of whimsy.
The Interlace, a distinctive condo in Singapore designed by OMA/Ole Scheeran, has been named World Building of the Year.
Jaguar’s iconic car, whether in coupé or convertible form is officially the greatest, according to car aficionados from 66 countries.
Below are the top ten most viewed stories from throughout 2011 – just click on the links to enjoy them again.
This is a coffee table containing the compacted remains of a Ferrari inside constructed by designer Charly Molinelli. He came up with the idea after a customer asked him to design something “a bit special” for their front room. He then sourced a wreck and built a wooden cabinet on wheels to present to his … Continued
Coinciding with the release of Robb Report’s 23rd annual “Best of the Best” signature June issue, the magazine announces the debut of an iPad APP. Robb Report’s new monthly iPad app will offer unique content including interactive features, hotspots, slide shows, and videos featuring the international luxury world’s most extraordinary new products and services. The … Continued
Famous, luxury Parisian patisserie Maison Ladurée has announced plans to set up its first US outpost in New York this summer. The opulent boutique — known for its pastel-colored, feather-light macarons and elegant tea houses across Paris — will open a boutique on Madison Avenue in July. In a city where the cupcake continues to … Continued
Kate Middleton wore a stunning ivory and lace wedding dress Friday by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen, her face covered lightly with a hand-embroidered veil held by a tiara lent by the queen. Smiling broadly and waving to the cheering crowd, the 29-year-old also clutched a bouquet of flowers that included Sweet William. Her bridegroom … Continued
Italian sports marque Lamborghini has unveiled the new flagship of its lineup at the Geneva Motor Show. The Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 will be delivered to the first customers in late summer 2011, the company confirmed March 1, describing the model as a “new reference among super sports cars.” The model uses a carbon fiber monocoque … Continued
Gold embossed invitations to the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton have been sent out to 1,900 guests. Gilded invitations issued in the name of Queen Elizabeth II began dropping onto doormats this week after being sent out on Wednesday and Thursday, with the monarch’s EIIR cypher die-stamped in gold. While names of … Continued
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has purchased a 53m superyacht valued at approximately $42 million as a venue to host world leaders in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. The Kremlin bought the boat last year, the Guardian reports. The explorer type superyacht, which is presently called Leo Fun, will be renamed as yacht Sirius. The … Continued
Italian supercar manufacturer Ferrari has just released initial details and images of the 612’s successor, the FF. Set to make its world public debut at the forthcoming auto show in Geneva this March, the all-new Ferrari FF was designed by Pininfarina, showing an entirely new GT sports car concept. The FF is an acronym for … Continued
Tennis star Rafael Nadal’s sexy new Emporio Armani underwear and Emporio Armani jeans ads have arrived. Nadal replaced soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, who starred in the previous Emporio Armani underwear campaign. Megan Fox, who is also the face of Giorgio Armani Cosmetics, is reprising her role in the sultry black-and-white images shot by Mert Alas … Continued
RuLeaks, a Russian WikiLeaks type site has posted photos of a lavish mansion alleged to be Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s estate on the Black Sea. The existence of the “Putin palace” on the Black Sea was discussed by the Washington Post’s David Ignatius in an article last year. According to Russian whistleblower Sergey Kolesnikov, the … Continued
This year has seen some high profile luxury properties opening around the world. Here, a roundup of the best.
When it comes to the world’s most expensive yacht charters, it’s hard to top Camper & Nicholsons‘ superyacht Moonlight II (ex Alysia). At $900,000 per week she costs more for seven days at sea than most yachts pull down for a whole month. At 85.3 metres she also ranks as one of the world’s largest … Continued
Louis Vuitton has released its 2011 cruise look book. They feature model Anne Vyalitsyna, as shot by Mark Segal. The collection features four collections: “60s Styles Colorama,” “Modern Nostalgia,” “Lolita on the Road,” and “50s Hollywood Glamour.
Gucci takes you on a new journey for Spring 2011 with the new ad campaign – along with models Nikola Jovanovic and Raquel Zimmermann shot by Mert & Marcus.
For $1 million per month you can now charter the world’s coolest superyacht, the 164-ft. Exuma built by Perini Navi, in the South Pacific. The Exuma, the first motor yacht from the world-famous builder of the Maltese Falcon, and can accommodate ten guests in five luxurious staterooms. The aluminum-hulled Exuma is the first model in … Continued
German automaker Audi has taken the wraps off its new A6 sedan ahead of its planned debut at the Detroit North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). The A6 is set to be the second Audi model equipped with hybrid technology, which Audi said will combine the power of a V6 engine with the fuel efficiency … Continued