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
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 presents the Christmas 2010 collection which features elegant tableware and ornaments. Check out the collection belowâ€¦ 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, 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
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 â€œUnder the Seaâ€ Christmas tree. Made of sparkling silver leaves, pink coral, sea horses, … Continued
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
Icehotel Jukkasjarvi in Swedish Lapland – the world’s largest ice hotel – welcomed its first guests this week, one month earlier than usual.
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
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.
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
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