Which airlines will loan you an iPad?

Iceland Express has become the latest carrier to offer passengers iPads, joining a small but rapidly growing club turning to Apple for their inflight entertainment. The budget airline, which flies from Reykjavik to destinations including London, New York, Berlin and Copenhagen, will introduce the devices first on transatlantic flights, before rolling it out to the … Continued

Versace Home Christmas 2010 Collection

Versace Home presents the Christmas 2010 collection which features elegant tableware and ornaments. Check out the collection below… Delicate snowflakes, ruby-red berries and a rich gold finish adorn these elegant plates, cups and saucers, mugs, serving dishes, accessories and ornaments. Start your collection with just one ornament or porcelain bell, or get the whole lot … Continued

Cartier Hong Kong Flagship Store Opening

Cartier, the number one luxury jewelry brand in China, continues to ramp up its presence in the Asian country with the opening of yet another flagship on Friday. The new store, which spans 900 square meters (9,687 square feet), is housed inside the Prince’s Building — an upscale shopping center in Hong Kong. The three-story … Continued

Claridge’s Galliano Christmas tree is all at sea

Once again, Dior’s head fashion designer John Galliano is returning to The Claridge’s Hotel in London for the holidays with his Dior Christmas Tree. For 2010, Galliano is creating a truly dazzling design, using the ocean as his muse for his “Under the Sea” Christmas tree. Made of sparkling silver leaves, pink coral, sea horses, … Continued

Valentino for Gap collection

To celebrate the opening of the first Gap store in Italy, Italian luxury fashion house Valentino will unveil a limited edition women’s collection for GAP. The seven-piece Valentino for Gap collection will launch at select boutiques worldwide on November 27, including Gap’s new Milan store on Corso Vittorio Emanuele, Gap’s London flagship on Oxford Street … Continued

Aston Martin Rapide Luxe

Aston Martin has released a new and exclusive derivative of the Rapide, the new Rapide Luxe model. The new trim essentially adds more functional features, a greater choice of paint and leather finishes as standard, and special bespoke accessories. The automotive producer offers top standard colors for the vehicle, with the list including Concours Blue … Continued

The $130 Hermes Coloring Book

Hermes has released “Les 4 Mondes”, a coloring book for kids and adults. 12 pages with 24 designs for you to fill with color! “Les 4 Mondes“, which is likely the most expensive coloring book in the world, is priced at $130 and is available now from USA.Hermes.com.

Branson to serve as stewardess after losing F1 bet

Lotus F1 boss Tony Fernandes said he will auction off seats on an AirAsia flight where Virgin boss Richard Branson will dress up as a ‘stewardess’. The two airline bosses placed a bet at the beginning of the 2010 Formula One championship, agreeing that the one whose Formula One team lost would serve as a … Continued

Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Will Have 118th Floor Pool

The new Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong will be the tallest hotel in the world and there will be an infinity-edge pool on the top floor. The current record for the highest hotel pool is the infinity pool on the edge of the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, an open-air pool perched 55 stories up. Like the … Continued

Chivas Regal by Vivienne Westwood

British designer Vivienne Westwood is the latest to create a special packaging for Chivas Regal‘s 18 year Scotch bottle. The last limited edition bottle was designed by Christian Lacroix and the design was more traditional. The limited edition of Chivas Regal 18 will sell for around the 200 Euro mark, and will be available for … Continued

Porsche 911 Speedster Sold Out

All of the 356 Porsche Speedsters planned for production already have owners, despite the fact that the model has just being launched at the 2010 Paris Show. Even with the high price of EUR201,682 ($263,667), all the cars have been sold ahead of the original planned dealership launch in December this year.

Top 10 Most Powerful People in the world (2010)

Forbes magazine, known for its lists, including The World’s Billionaires, Most Powerful Women, Top Earning Dead Celebrities, and Best Countries for Business, has selected this year’s list of the Most Powerful People in the World. The top ten from the list are primarily heads of state, major religious figures and entrepreneurs, which is indicative of … Continued

$49 million Matisse sets new record

A large bronze sculpture of a woman’s back by Henri Matisse sold Wednesday for nearly 49 million dollars, setting a new record for the French impressionist. Measuring 74.5 inches (189.2 cm), “Nu de dos” was the star of the auction at Christie’s in New York. It went under the hammer just a day after rival … Continued

Lanvin’s Full Men’s and Women’s H&M Look Book

H&M continues to build anticipation around its latest designer collaboration with storied French couture house Lanvin. Over the past few weeks, H&M has been posting videos of designer Alber Elbaz discussing his inspiration for the line on its YouTube channel. Starting November 2, a sneak peak video of the collection is now available on H&M’s … Continued

Bottega Veneta iPhone and iPad Cases

Bottega Veneta have just released these stunning iPhone/Blackberry and iPad cases as part of their up coming Fall/Winter 2010 Collection. The cases sport Bottega Veneta’s trademark woven motif, produced with the finest of cotton-lined napa leather in two featured colorways (white and black). There is a strap and brass snap to secure the gadget, and … Continued

France boasts Europe’s best hotel bathrooms

The bathrooms in Paris’s swanky Le Meurice hotel have been voted by best in Europe, beating a list of other contenders that prove the French know best when it comes to the salle de bain. The honor was awarded last week at the industry Villegiature Awards, which recognizes the best aspects of Europe’s hotels — … Continued

Madonna opens Hard Candy fitness centers

Pop singer Madonna is opening a chain of fitness centers around the world to be known as Hard Candy Fitness global gyms. The first gym opens in Mexico City on November 29, with Madonna planning to attend the launch. The first Hard Candy Fitness center is “a beautiful and uniquely designed 30,000 square foot space” … Continued

Hilton launches Eforea spa

Global hotel chain Hilton has announced that it is to follow competitor Sheraton in revamping its global spas. The brand, which operates 123 spas around the world and has another 80 under construction, says that its new “eforea” spas will “bring balance and wellness to the body and take guests on a transformative journey of … Continued

Burberry reaches two million fans on Facebook

Burberry crossed a social media threshold this week: earning two million fans on Facebook. The British company has invested heavily in its online platforms and digital marketing strategy and has quickly risen to become luxury’s digital darling. Burberry regularly posts product announcements, photos, and even acoustic performances on the social networking site.