$25,000 for a Hot Chocolate? No thanks.

The Frozen Haute Chocolate at the Serendipity-3 restaurant in New York has taken the cake, according to Guinness World Records, as the most expensive dessert in the world. One year ago, the dessert emporium teamed up with jeweler Euphoria New York to create the “Frrrr-ozen Haute Chocolate” a $25,000 chocolate sundae. The dessert is made [...]

British Airways buys France’s l’Avion

British Airways is going to buy the French all-business airline l’Avion for 54 million pounds ($107 million) as it steps up efforts to take advantage of the recent liberalization of transatlantic travel. The privately owned airline flies two Boeing 757 aircraft with 90 seats each between Paris and New York. L’Avion has flown 65,000 passengers [...]

Luxury Helicopter Packages

Representing a fresh, new approach to luxury air travel, Halcyon Jets a premiere broker of private jet charter services, announced it will be arranging helicopter packages operating between New York City and eastern Long Island for travelers eager to avoid the traffic-snarled Long Island Expressway en route to the Hamptons exclusive beach vacation areas this [...]

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The New York City Waterfalls

Visitors to New York this summer will find something unusual even for this celebrated city — four monumental, man-made waterfalls in the East River along the shores of Brooklyn, Manhattan and Governors Island. Danish artist Olafur Eliasson is the creator of the public art, titled “The New York City Waterfalls,”. Commissioned by the Public Art [...]

Titanic life jacket sells for $70k

An unused life jacket from the doomed transatlantic cruise ship “Titanic,” which struck an iceberg in 1912 and sank, fetched 68,500 dollars at auction at Christie’s in New York late Wednesday. The cork-filled life preserver – still largely intact, but stained and torn in parts – was thought to have been found by farmer John [...]

Rare South American Stamps

Luxist inform us that rare South American stamps, in fact the world’s most valuable private collection of South American postage stamps, will be offered in a public auction in New York City on June 5 and 6, 2008. The auction includes for instance the only surviving example of the 1859 one-peso “tête-bêche,” which has a [...]

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