John Galliano for Ladurée

John Galliano will be collaborating with famous Parisian pastry café Ladurée to release limited edition macarons. The Dior designer’s macaroons – which come in boxes of either 6, 12, or 18 – pay tribute to his new perfume Parlez-Moi d’Amour. He chose rose and ginger flavors and created a limited edition box featuring references to … Continued

World’s Most Expensive Mansion

India’s richest man, and Forbes’s fourth richest man, Mukesh Ambani, has built the world’s most expensive house in Mumbai. It is estimated to be worth $1 billion. The 37,000-square meter home, which took seven years to build, is bigger than the Palace of Versailles, London’s Telegraph reported. It contains a health club with a gym … Continued

Tokyo Mandarin: Yours for a Night and $670,000

To celebrate its fifth anniversary, the five-star Mandarin Oriental Tokyo hotel is offering the opportunity to rent the entire property for one night for $670,000. Under the plan, the entire hotel — 178 guest rooms, all nine restaurants and all spas — would be reserved from 3:00 in the afternoon to noon the next day. … Continued

Moet & Chandon Bar Boy

The Bar Boy was originally created in 1963 by Verner Panton and was considered as a symbol of the 60s. The new version, specially edited for Moet & Chandon, has black lacquered coating and leather interior. The lower compartment, which contains three bottles of Grand Vintage Moet & Chandon, cools a bottle to 10 ° … Continued

Aston Martin UK’s ‘coolest brand’

Aston Martin has been named the coolest brand in the UK, it has been revealed. The carmaker has come top in the latest study by independent brand research firm Superbrands, which questioned more than 2,000 consumers. However technology brands continue to lead the Superbrands Cool Brands survey with the rest of the top five spots … Continued

Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Blancpain Edition

To celebrate the partnership between Lamborghini and luxury watchmaker Blancpain, the Italian automaker has just announced a new limited edition series of Gallardo LP570-4 Blancpain Edition cars The two marques are also behind the Super Trofeo racing series, which Lamborghini claims is the fastest spec racing series on today’s circuits The car features a revised … Continued

Forbes 400: The Richest People in America

Forbes released its 2010 list of the 400 richest people in America this week, and Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates was in the top spot for the 17th consecutive year. Industrialist Warren Buffett, Chief Executive Officer of Berkshire Hathaway Inc, has bagged the second place this year with fortunes worth $45 billion. While worth $27 billion … Continued

The world’s best cruise ships

If you’re looking for a perfect cruise experience, your best bet is to choose a small or “boutique” liner. That’s the guidance from the most recent edition of the Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising and Cruise Ships. It suggests that the 11 best cruise liners in the world are considerably smaller than the massive cruise … Continued

Evian by Issey Miyake Water Bottle

Evian has partnered with fashion designer Issey Miyake – known for his innovative and minimalist style – to unveil its fourth annual limited edition designer bottle. Miyake joins a celebrated line-up who have unveiled designer bottles for the brand since 2008, including Christian Lacroix, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Paul Smith. The new bottle design is … Continued

The World’s Most Expensive Advent Calendar

Porsche Design has just unveiled their latest advent calendar which will be sold for 1 Million USD each and just a single piece per continent will be available. The world’s most expensive advent calendar measures 1.75 meters in height and is made from brushed aluminum with double-coat finish surfaces. The advent calendar conceals 3 special … Continued

Ritz Carlton introduces loyalty program

Luxury hotel chain Ritz-Carlton introduced its new loyalty program September 15, revealing some of the high-end names it has partnered with. Ritz-Carlton Rewards goes “far beyond providing complimentary stays and airline flights,” offering a broad selection of unique travel experiences. Fashion names already confirmed for the program include clothing brand Vera Wang and retailer Neiman … Continued

The most expensive flat in history?

A penthouse flat in Monaco has been sold for €240M (US$304) in one of the most expensive residential property sales to date. La Belle Epoque, a property occupied by Christian and his brother Nick Candy, has been bought by an unnamed Middle Eastern investor. Each suite in the penthouse, the top two floors of a … Continued

How to find a green hotel

Many hotels promise to be green nowadays, but where can travelers find more information to help them choose the most eco-friendly hotel? Online booking site Travelocity believes that travelers actually prefer green hotels. According to its statistics, eco-friendly properties get higher reviews than their non-green counterparts. For many consumers, search sites such as Travelocity, Expedia … Continued

Sokkuan X Absolut Vodka

Absolut Vodka presents the “Absolut Sophie” mirror – a limited edition collectible designed by Singapore-based illustrator Sokkuan. Sokkuan was the winner of “In an Absolut World, Every Drink is an Exceptional Experience” installation during Singapore Design Festival 2009. The dark beauty is executed as a multifaceted mirror boxed in a matching package. Sokkuan was inspired … Continued

Rolls Royce Phantom Shaheen & Baynunah For UAE

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced that new Bespoke Phantoms have arrived in Abu Dhabi. The cars are based on two different motifs which are inspired by the city’s rich culture and natural landscape. The two Bespoke Phantoms in question are inspired by Shaheen (a very famous falcon) and by Baynounah (one of the historical places … Continued

The world’s best hotel rooftops

The view from the top of the Jumeirah Beach Hotel has been ranked the best hotel rooftop view in the world by users of price comparison website Trivago. The luxury Dubai hotel, which offers views of the Persian Gulf from a manmade island accessible via a walkway or from the 24th floor “Uptown Bar” in … Continued

Diamond Snoopy

To commemorate Snoopy’s 60th anniversary, Hong Kong’s Fine Jewelry Brand, TSL has made a stunning 207 Carat Diamond Snoopy. The Diamond Snoopy is 5.5 inches tall and is festooned with 9,917 diamonds, 783 black diamonds and 415 rubies. It took 8 months to complete and its proposed retail price is HK$2,888,880 (US$370,380).

Hotel unveils hypoallergenic suite

The Four Seasons Hotel Chicago unveiled its new suites this week, soaring high above the Magnificent Mile. Among the Presidential Suite, the Royal Suite and the Author’s Suite however, was tucked another addition — the Hypoallergenic Suite. Hypoallergenic rooms are standard at many hotels now, but the full-on suite from the Four Seasons is a … Continued

Maybach launches a collection of luxury eyewear

Maybach, the high-end car brand, is adding a new eyewear collection to its range of top-class accessories. Created by German eyewear manufacturer IVKO, the various models which make up the new Maybach Eyewear are built with only the highest-quality materials. The Maybach sunglasses are made from such materials as wood, leather, natural horn, titanium and … Continued

Gisele Bundchen for Roberto Cavalli

To celebrate the brand’s 40th birthday Roberto Cavalli enlisted Gisele Bundchen to star in the brand’s Fall/Winter 2010/11 advertising campaign. Decked from head to toe in lush animal prints, fur and decorative patterns, Gisele is on fire in the five image campaign shot by Mert & Marcus.