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Volkswagen Set to Explode in 2014 WRC

Dec 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Janice Thompson

It’s hard to imagine a Beetle tearing through the Missouri woods, but three years ago a duo did just that in the hundred Acre Woods Rally that takes place in Salem. There are... Read More

Relaxing Vacation Clothing Ideas

Dec 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly jonesla

Your long-awaited vacation has finally arrived! Don't let uncomfortable clothing spoil your fun. There are lots of comfortable vacation clothing options. Whether you are heading to a Caribbean cruise, a foreign country, or even stay... Read More

Art Basel Event Coverage 2013

Dec 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher  |  1 Comment

The season is upon us, when art aficionados and snow birds flock to Miami for the art fairs, exhibits and events surrounding Art Basel Miami Beach. Here are a few of the art event highlights that happened during the week: ... Read More

Would Archer Allow Himself to Work With Real Actors?

Dec 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Janice Thompson

By the time the now iconic FX series “Archer” made its way onto the scene in 2010, there were a number of elements in place to ensure that the animated sitcom would not only find an audience, but also become an inescapable pop culture... Read More

How Males Can Pick Cufflinks For Themselves?

Dec 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Andrew James

Cufflinks for males, just like any other component of jewelry is accessible in all sizes and shapes. Though at first look, selecting the right kind of cufflink might seem daunting, but it is actually not that much difficult. You can select cufflin... Read More

A Christmas Celtic Sojourn's Fabulous Tale of Song and Dance

Dec 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

There’s no doubt a... Read More

Luxury Fun and Games in the Caribbean

Dec 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Liz Zee

A luxury winter sun break can be the perfect antidote to a chilly Christmas and bleak New Year. If you are playing host to family and friends, get ahead of the game by being super organised and you'll ensure that your guests have plenty of op... Read More

Festive Gifts To Buy For Yourself

Dec 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Don't risk not getting what you want this Christmas. Here's our top picks of gifts you'll want to buy for yourself. Perfect for skiing or lazing on a beach soaking up some winter sun, Maui Jim’s Sandy Island teardrop f... Read More

Giving the Environment a Reason to Thank Us

Dec 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Anne Staley

Thanksgiving is a festival unlike any other. It’s a day to give thanks for everything that we’ve been blessed with – our families, friends, home, work, community, country and yes, the environment. We’ve so much to thank the... Read More

Botox, Fillers and a Vampire Facelift?

Dec 19, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Everyone wants to look their best around the holidays. After all, it’s the time of year for high school and college reunions, not to mention getting together with friends and family you may not have seen in a while. To get yourself in your best looking shape, we recommend a little help from Skin Deep Med Spa.... Read More

Festive Presents For Children This Christmas

Dec 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Christmas is all about children. With that in mind, we select our top five festive gifts for kids. This will keep the kids quiet for ages over Christmas. The new... Read More

Top Christmas Gifts For Techies

Dec 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Techies can be difficult to buy for at Christmas. Here's our round up of the best gifts for gadget-lovers. For a tiny speaker, Bassboomz packs a mighty punch. Ideal as a stocking filler, this portable Bluetooth device comes in a range... Read More

When Art Takes a Very Strange Form

Dec 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Jhon Dep

You had to be there, or perhaps just be watching it on the telly. Go back 7 years to the 2006 World Cup finals. It was, as all World Cup finals are, a match of great intensity. It pitted the heavily favoured French national team against the It... Read More

Mascarpone Cream Cheese - a Luxurious Touch to Each Dessert

Dec 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Teresa Jens

Cream is used in many ways including making cheese. Mascarpone is an Italian cheese made from milk cream. Citric acid and acetic acids are the coagulants that are used on the cream to... Read More

3 Business Leaders To Watch In 2014

Dec 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Janice Thompson

Virgin founder Richard Branson recently dubbed 2014 as ‘The year of the entrepreneur’. If his prediction is correct, next year could be one of the most exciting times to launch a new business.  ... Read More

Sky Restaurant Brings City Flavor and Style to the Suburbs

Dec 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

A few years ago, great restaurants could only be found in the city. While sometimes fun trekking into Boston, those living in the suburbs often bemoan the traffic, high prices and additional parking costs. Today, great dining can now be found i... Read More

Sleep in Luxury, Comfort and Style with Nine Space

Dec 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

With the holidays right around the corner and that impossible to buy for person still lingering on your shopping list, it’s time to get a little creative. Instead of buying the infamous sweater they will never wear, we have the perfect so... Read More

Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Dec 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Need some last minute gift ideas for that hard-to-buy-for person on your list? Here are our picks for some fun products that they will love this holiday season: For the liquor or wine lover, we introduce the ... Read More

MiniLuxe Offers Fast, Perfectly Shaped Manicures in Hingham

Dec 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

With the holidays fast approaching and parties to go to nearly every weekend, there’s no better excuse to book a manicure than now. When our nails start to look as frightful as the weather outside, that’s when we head over to MiniLu... Read More

The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common Reveals Nutcracker Suite

Dec 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

It’s officially the holiday season when The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common decks out its annual Nutcracker Suite, which celebrates the magic and excitement of Boston Ballet's widely-popular production of The Nutcracker. For the third ye... Read More

Review of ivan Amodei in Boston

Dec 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

World-renowned illusionist Ivan Amodei returned to Boston a couple of weeks ago with his critically acclaimed show “Intimate Illusions” held at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers.   With five shows sprea... Read More

One-off Lamborghini Sogna costs 2.38 million pounds

Dec 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Virgil Teno

Throughout its long and prolific history Lamborghini has built some of the most interesting concepts to ever see the light of day. However, this isn’t one of them as the car wasn’t actually <a href="http://speedcarz.com/category/c... Read More

Body Worlds' Intricate Look at the Human Body

Dec 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

The body truly is an amazing thing.   If you aren’t in the medical field but are curious to learn how it operates, be sure to head over to Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston to check out the Body Worlds Vital exhibi... Read More

Phillips Chocolates Makes the Holidays Sweeter

Dec 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

The holiday season has officially arrived when Phillips Chocolates brings back their famed line of chocolate turtles in complete holiday fashion. If you haven’t tried one yet, you are in for a special treat. We love the chocolate t... Read More

New Zealand's Best Wine Estates

Dec 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Karl McDonalds

World-renowned for its quality and subtlety, New Zealand wines have in recent years stamped their mark on the international wine scene. With a combination of volcanic soil and a unique temperate climate not found anywhere else in the world, New Ze... Read More

Del Frisco's Now Offering LOUIS XIII Limited Edition Rare Cask 42,6

Dec 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse is one of the select restaurants in the country to offer LOUIS XIII limited edition Rare Cask 42,6. The rare blend of Cognac will be available for a limited time at $1,395 for a 1 ounce pour and $2,790... Read More

World Inspiration: Bathroom Designs to Admire

Dec 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Janice Thompson

Many people thinking of renovating their own bathroom take inspiration from across the world, creating a fusion of styles that perfectly matches their own idea of a spa-like sanctuary. From the treehouse-inspired safari bathroo... Read More

How to Throw or Attend A Luxurious Christmas Party

Dec 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Teresa Jens

It is the time of year many people anticipate – the holiday season. They love being able to get together with friends and family at a Christmas party. <p align="justify&q... Read More

Bokx 109 Delights with Steaks in the Suburbs

Dec 6, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

At first mention of a steakhouse, images of dark wood interiors, serious servers, starched tablecloths and tomahawk cuts of beef quickly come to mind. Executive Chef Stephen Coe has a totally different idea of what a steakhouse should be.... Read More

Elegance of Celebrity Jewelry

Dec 5, 2013  |   Contributor: Jasmine Exports

Elegance of Celebrity JewelryWe hear many people say, that the main focus for any celebrity on any award function or fashion show, premier or simple plain parties is the clothes, the designs suits and beautiful and elegant gowns worn b... Read More

Hydrate Winter Skin with This Season's Hottest Products

Dec 5, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Wintertime means the onset of super dry skin. To keep your face looking fresh and dewy, here are our picks for some of the season’s hottest products: It’s time to slough off scaly skin by exfoliating to diminish the effects of ... Read More

How to Choose the Perfect Diamond for an Engagement Ring

Dec 5, 2013  |   Contributor: Marianne Ross

Buying a diamond engagement ring can seem like a daunting task. Not only will you have to say farewell to a sizeable amount of money, you also face the challenge of choosing the right ring to symbolise your relationship and commitment to your part... Read More

Indulekha Hair Oil A Natural Way to Boost your Hair

Dec 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Indulekha Hair Care

Hair has been considered as one of the attributes that adds to the physical attractiveness of a person. Discovering how to make hair grow faster can be difficult, especially if we want to go the natural way. “Indulekha Bringha” or simp... Read More

Lip Volumizers - Helpful and Safe

Dec 3, 2013  |   Contributor: armen vahe

Lip volumizers are a natural way to enhance the look of your lips. They are cost-effective unlike cosmetic surgeries. Besides, surgeries might not always be successful. You can choose from a variety of lip volumizer but to get the best lip volum... Read More

How to Choose the Right Sofa Suite

Dec 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Charles Brown

When most people walk into a living room they tend to notice the decor, shape, and dimensions.  The furniture which populates the room often goes unnoticed on a first impression and this is exactly how it should be.The other aspect of buying ... Read More

Motorola Moto G vs. Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini: Comparison

Dec 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Christy Root

After weeks of rumors, Motorola just officially announced the Moto G Smartphone at the event in Sao Paulo, Brazil. This mid-range Smartphone aims to give a pure Android experience in the budget of average users. It will be available in minimum 30... Read More

What does 'brand pastiche' mean for the worlds true luxury brands and their customers?

Dec 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Michael Surguladze

At the turn of the 20th Century class structures were clear, the signs and symbols of a person’s status were instantly recognisable. The aristocracy were kitted out head-to-toe in tailoring using silks and fine fabrics. The attire of the low... Read More

The ethics of celebrity sponsorship

Dec 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Michael Surguladze

When the concept first started in the 1930’s celebrity endorsement was a straightforward affair. Pay someone famous enough, well enough, to smile cheerily and extol the virtues of your product and eager, easily influenced consumers would fl... Read More

Auto Envy: Top 5 Celebrities and Their Luxury Cars

Dec 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Hanna Jameson

What's there not to be envious about celebrities? The eat at the best gourmet restaurants, wear the poshest clothing brands, are seen with the most beautiful companions (sometimes not the same ones two days running) and yes, they get to drive... Read More

Off the Grid Moroccan Wine Tastings

Dec 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

Morocco may not be the first country that comes to mind when contemplating the world's greatest wine regions. But despite its large Islamic population, Morocco has historically been a prolific wine producing country. As far back as 2,500 year... Read More

'Positive Luxury'

Dec 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Michael Surguladze

A more philosophical note for the start of the year: whilst sustainability and shared value may have had little to do with the luxury sector previously, things are changing fast. And about time, perhaps. Brands are accountable like never before be... Read More

Is green the new black?

Dec 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Michael Surguladze

Celebrated designer Tom Ford once remarked, “Luxury is not going out of style. It needs to change its style. We need to replace hollow with deep.” He was referring to luxury brands adapting towards their consumers’ demands for g... Read More

What is luxury?

Dec 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Michael Surguladze

There are all kinds of arguments as to what constitutes luxury, but in the modern landscape its definition seems to be more open to interpretation than ever before. The classic definition was “Anything the elite can afford which the po... Read More

The cultural shift towards luxury experiences

Dec 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Michael Surguladze

In my piece What is luxury?, I concluded that what defines luxury depe... Read More

What does the global financial meltdown mean for art investment?

Dec 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Michael Surguladze

Marshall McLuhan famously said “art is what you can get away with.” This quote may have derived from a culture of contemporary art born in 1917 when French artist Marcel Duchamp submitted “Fountain” to the Society of Indep... Read More

Kathy Ireland Personal Care reVive Light Therapy Is An Anti-Aging Weapon

Dec 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Victoria Girard

Would you like to know one of the tools that iconic super model, Kathy Ireland uses to look so incredible at age 50? Kathy has stated that “reVive is exquisite. This anti-aging skin care therapy is something I truly believe in.” T... Read More

The intrinsic value of art

Dec 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Michael Surguladze

Trying to determine the value of art is a little like opening Pandora’s Box. The simple, one question route of art valuation is asking “is it sought after?” If people want your art, they’ll pay big money to get it but if t... Read More

The Hot List - Luxury Beach Holidays

Dec 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Sandi Tocks

When freezing rain chills you to the bone and it seems like you’re constantly huddled against the wind, it’s hard to imagine that you’ll ever be warm again. ... Read More

2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo debuts at Essen Motor Show

Dec 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Virgil Teno

Brabus has expanded its catalog with the introduction of an upgrade kit for the 2014 E63 AMG Wagon at this year’s Essen Motor Show in Germany. In standard guise, the E63 AMG is motivated by a 5461cc V8 twin-turbo engine delivering 585 HP an... Read More

Downton Abbey Wines Exude Edwardian Elegance

Dec 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

No other  TV series incorporates wine so thoroughly into the plot like Downton Abbey. In just about every episode, Carson the butler and his staff are decanting and pouring the evening&... Read More

Best Wine Gift Baskets

Dec 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

If you had to pick a wine that would pair best with a wide array of milk chocolate treats along with dried fruits and nuts, which one would it be? Harry & David, America's iconic gourm... Read More

Senior dating: Between the sheets

Dec 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Anderson Lele

Increasing numbers of people are finding themselves in their later years and looking for companionship. The rise of internet dating, which is now an industry in the UK worth £170 million, is attracting more and more older people, whose circu... Read More

Five Characteristics of NYC Penthouses

Dec 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Jason Smith

Luxury real estate is always a worthwhile investment for those who can afford it, and there's no better playground for those looking to live the high life than New York City. While, for the rest of the world, square footage and pric... Read More

Samuel Adams Introduces Limited Release 2013 Utopias

Dec 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Samuel Adams is at it again with the release of its 2013 Utopias, but this might be its best batch ever. This year, the Boston brewer did some experimenting with the barrel-aged beer by adding Kosmic Mother Funk (a Belgian-style ale barrel aged... Read More

 
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