$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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

Unlimited Plastic Surgery Package for $500,000

A New York plastic surgeon is offering a $500,000 package deal that includes a summer house rental in the Hamptons, and all the plastic surgery you want, “Within reason,” ! He’s also throwing in a chauffeur, personal chef, and a nurse to tend to the surgically wounded – Gawker

The most expensive burger in New York

Its creators admit it is the ultimate in decadence: a $175 hamburger. The Wall Street Burger Shoppe just raised its price from $150 to assure its designation as the costliest burger in the city as determined by Pocket Change, an online newsletter about the most expensive things in New York. “Wall Street has good days … Continued

A $1,000 Sushi Roll

The High Roller sushi roll that sells for $1000 will be served at Koi restaurant in New York : It starts with marinated and poached fois gras that is covered with succulent Langoustine (lobster). Then the roll is brushed with saffron/vanilla bean butter and encrusted with caviar. Finally, when the roll is served the Chef … Continued

Rolls Royce gets the world’s most expensive hood ornament

The New York International Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Center features a stunning Rolls-Royce motorcar mascot designed by a Manhattan-based jeweler. The mascot, known as the Spirit of Ecstasy, sits on every Rolls-Royce coming out of the factory. A one-of-a-kind mascot was commissioned by local luxury car dealership Manhattan Motorcars. Designer Jean Kemanjian described … Continued

The Plaza Hotel Reopens In Style

After almost three years of extensive renovations at a staggering cost of US$400 million, New York’s most famous hotel finally reopens its doors.

The Plaza Re-Opens For Hotel Stays

After a two-year break, the Plaza in New York City is finally open for hotel stays once again after a $400 million. The hotel opened yesterday and now has 282 guestrooms including 102 suites with seven different designs and layouts that have a Louis XV, French decor style. Each bathroom has solid white marble vanities … Continued

Terrariums by Paula Hayes

A new generation of designers is re-discovering the mini-garden and the aficionados are watching it wholeheartedly. Terrariums are back now. Artist Paula Hayes, a New York sculptor, painter and landscape designer is eying new possibilities in creative horticulture and home decor with her spectacular Teardrop Terrarium. She has given wind to the concept of plants … Continued

World’s Largest Gucci Store – Gucci New York

New York can add another feature and tourist attraction to its already long list – the new Gucci flagship store about to be opened on 725 Fifth Avenue. The new store will be the world’s largest Gucci store oozing elegance and architectural artistry. The architect is the world renowned James Carpenter. The floor to ceiling … Continued

Goldman Sachs To Buy 230 Park Avenue For $1.15 Bln

Goldman Sachs Group have just bought 230 Park Avenue, New York for $1.15 billion from a property investment fund owned by Dubai’s government. Istithmar World Real Estate sold the property to Goldman’s Whitehall Fund and Monday Properties, the Dubai-based company. The 172-meter tall 230 Park Avenue building, also known as the Helmsley Building and having … Continued