Tennis stars Andre Agassi and his wife, Steffi Graf, are offering a one hour private tennis lesson with them for charity.
More than 200 beautifully crafted giant eggs, created by some of the world’s foremost purveyors of luxury, have been hidden in secret locations throughout central London, as the capital welcomes The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt.
Respected names including Mulberry, Candy & Candy, Nicky Haslam, Theo Fennel, Diane Von Furstenberg, Marc Quinn, Zaha Hadid and Selfridges have given their time to fashioning some of the most fabulous Easter eggs ever created.
Some of London’s premier postcodes will be home to the eggs, including Mayfair, Knightsbridge, Green Park and Canary Wharf.
Hunters have just 40 days and 40 nights to track down as many of the eggs as they can following hints and clues as well as just stumbling across them.
Find the unique keyword on each egg and for every correct one submitted, you’ll be entered into a draw for a chance to win the Fabergé Diamond Jubilee Golden Egg.
To enter and be in with a chance of winning the grand prize (above), valued at over £100,000, simply text 80001 with the unique SMS keyword displayed on each egg.
After all the eggs have been found they will be displayed in an exhibition and then auctioned. They hope to raise over 2 million pounds for the charities Action for Children and Elephant Family.
Nicki Minaj has become the latest celebrity to launch her own makeup range for Viva Glam MAC, along with singer Ricky Martin.
According to their website: ‘Every cent of the selling price of MAC Viva Glam lipstick and lipglass is donated to the MAC AIDS Fund.’
Nicki’s satin lipstick, “Bright Yellow Pink,” is a creamy, vibrant Barbie pink and retails for $17.50. Ricky’s untinted lip conditioner retails for $18.
The Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo has announced a WISH.forJapan Christmas package that is available December 10-25.
10 percent of the price, which starts at Y52,000 per night will go to support people affected by the earthquake and tsunami that struck northeast Japan in March.
Luxury design company Brikk will launch a series of limited edition luxury iPhone cases, profits from which will benefit those in need around the world.
The limited edition collection revolves around the theme of “Altruistic Precision” and is launched with the Trim series of luxury titanium cases for the iPhone 4.
The fourth edition with the biennial Only Watch charity auction, held Friday in the Hotel Hermitage in Monaco, raised more than €4.5 million ($6 million).
Complete sale results and a reminder of the models are available after the jump.
Only Watch 2011 is just around the corner and here is the video featuring all 40 watches to be auctioned at Only Watch.
For this fourth edition of the world renowned charity watch auction, the world’s most prestigious watchmakers have each created a unique timepiece.
The unique timepieces will be sold by auction house Antiquorum on September 23rd in the Principality of Monaco
Among the hundreds of lots on offer at Christie’s September wine auction in Hong Kong, there’s one in particular that will appeal to more than just wine lovers.
The winning bid for Lot No. 519 will receive a lunch date with Scarlett Johansson and six bottles of 100-year-old Moët et Chandon champagne packed in a special Louis Vuitton leather chest.
The lot is estimated to be worth 380,000 to 500,000 Hong Kong dollars (US$48,700 to $64,100). The proceeds of the sale will go to the Nature Conservancy in China.
The unique watch designed for this occasion is dubbed “Totally Switzerland” and painted in a distinctive vibrant shade of red, characteristic for the Swiss flag.
This model is a variation of the Franck Muller Crazy Hours design, which offers an innovative approach to the concept of time.
The sponsorship includes an on-site suite at the US Open, which is held in the Queens borough of New York.
The Moët & Chandon luxury suite will not only serve as a celebration station for attending guests, but host an auction to benefit the corresponding charitable effort titled “Cheers for the Champions.”
It was designed in collaboration with a young boy afflicted with Duchenne muscular dystrophy named Paul Pettavino.
The sporty timepiece is made of black gold, which is white gold that’s been given the old PVD treatment. ‘Only Watch 2011′ is engraved in the back.
The winning bidder for a private lunch with billionaire Warren Buffett has set a new record for the cost of dining with the investor, after pledging $2,626,411 for the meal.
The winning bid at the annual charity auction broke the record set last year by a little more than $100.
The opening bid started at $25,000. When the charity lunch began in 2000, this was the price of the winning bid!
Designed by Creative Director Tomas Maier, the keyring is made from a hand-woven intrecciato nappa leather and will be available in a run of only 1,000 pieces.
It will be on sale in Bottega Veneta boutiques and on bottegaveneta.com, at a retail price of $210 USD. All proceeds will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross.
MB&F returns to the Only Watch charity auction in 2011 with another emotionally charged piece – this time in collaboration with Chinese artist Huang Hankang.
The panda was hand-carved and then cast in 18k white gold using the “lost wax” technique.
The brothers behind Canadian fashion label Dsquared2 have unveiled a fashion project of a rather different kind, dressing up a Mini Cooper S in aid of charity.
Dean and Dan Caten, familiar fixtures on the global fashion circuit, unveiled the exclusive Life Ball Mini 2011 in Vienna, the latest in a series of designers to have added their touch to the iconic car.
The twins’ model has been “armed for adventures of all kinds,” with a large front guard, rally-style headlamps and a spare tire mounted to the tailgate.
Proceeds from the sale of the hat, designed by Irish milliner Philip Treacy, will be split between two charities: the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, and British charity Children in Crisis.
The princess, the oldest daughter of Prince Andrew and a granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, provided one of the most memorable moments of a dramatic day when she stepped out in the eccentric headwear, likened to a giant pretzel.
Gucci have created a limited edition bracelet to help support the relief efforts in earthquake and tsunami ravaged Japan.
Featuring a white-red-white web that recalls the colors of the Japanese flag, the bracelet carries a medal with a message that reads, “Gucci loves you.”
AirAsia has opened ticket sales for a charity flight with Virgin supremo Sir Richard Branson among the cabin crew, set to take off May 1.
The Asia-based low-cost carrier announced that tickets for the much-publicized stunt, a result of a Formula 1 bet made between Branson and AirAsia chief Tony Fernandes, will be available from April 13 through April 24.
The 13-hour flight, from London to Sri Lanka, will feature Branson serving with AirAsia’s cabin crew, while a host of other celebrities will also be on board the flight to entertain passengers who snap up the 160 tickets available.
The man to whom Sir Richard lost the bet, Tony Fernandes, will join the flight, while Formula 1 celebrity Eddie Jordan will perform with a band and British comedian James Cordon will also be providing entertainment.
Guests will also be entertained at a pre-departure event at London Stansted and welcomed by a cocktail reception and charity auction in Kuala Lumpur on May 2.
Guests will have to dig deep — tickets for the flight cost £4,500 (€5,050) — but all of the proceeds will go to beneficiaries chosen by the two airline bosses.
It’s the second time the flight has been scheduled as the initial event on February 21 was postponed after Branson ruptured a ligament in a skiing accident, and it’s the latest in a long line of publicity stunts masterminded by Britain’s most famous businessman — not always successfully.
In 2007, the grinning tycoon had to be gently lowered to the ground in front of crowds in Las Vegas after an abseiling stunt to promote Virgin America went wrong, leaving him with slight injuries, ripped pants and a red face.
In fact, it seems Las Vegas is an unlucky spot for Branson — last year he misjudged a jet ski turn during a stunt for Virgin Atlantic at the Bellagio, soaking himself and a Virgin stewardess in front of the waiting cameras.
Audemars Piguet has just announced the appointment of NBA basketball player LeBron James as the new global brand ambassador.
In addition to representing the brand on the international stage, LeBron will collaborate with Audemars Piguet to create a special limited-edition watch.
LeBron has decided to donate the proceeds from any future auctions of his timepieces to his namesake charity, the LeBron James Family Foundation and its children’s related activities.
Lamborghini is celebrating its 10 years of presence on the Singapore market with the unveiling of a new special edition Gallardo Singapore Limited Edition.
What sets this limited edition Gallardos apart from the regular Raging Bulls are the red stripes on the sides and a Merlion logo that’s labeled on the exterior of each car.
They will be available in two colors only (black and white) and in a limited run of just ten units worldwide.