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Luxury Home Builder Jeffrey Collé's Tips to Creating Your Dream Home

Jan 31, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Pretty much everyone has a vision of their ideal home that has been building up since childhood. Maybe you want a revolving bookcase like the one you saw in Young Frankenstein or a glamorous bathroom fit for Marilyn Monroe. Whatever your dream is, you have to go through the long process of either finding and buying that dream home or having it custom-built just for you. While many may see either task incredibly daunting and painful, thanks to design-builder of Long Island's South Fork Jeffrey Collé, they don't have to be.... Read More

The BELLA Juicer: Cold-Pressing Like a Pro

Jan 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

Last summer, while visiting a popular juice bar in NYC, I noticed a selection of cold-pressed juices. Fairly up-to-date with juicing and raw food trends, the term ‘cold-pressed’ was something new to me. Believing it to mean either a simple, but hyped-up city fad, like moving the juicing station to the walk-in refrigerator, or requiring a ridiculously expensive piece of machinery, I chalked it up to an only-in-NY moment.... Read More

Experience Superior Craftsmanship with the Valedictorian Putter

Jan 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Generally speaking, when someone is a golf fan, they are incredibly dedicated and passionate about the sport. The people at Valedictorian are right there on the green with these enthusiasts, and it was their obsession with golf that ultimately led to the creation of their luxury putter born of the collaboration of skilled associates who wanted to combine their love of golf and “High class watch-making.”... Read More

Inside Sundance | Must-See Films, Celeb Swag and Hot Topics

Jan 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Ending on Sunday, the Sundance Film Festival is underway and if you're not one of the lucky ones to be in attendance, the best you can hope for is some news of all the great films and celebrity attendees. With so many films getting some great early buzz and all the famous faces running around Park City, Utah, here's some of the news so far!... Read More

Conquer Valentine's Day and Give Him Something Special

Jan 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Some may think that buying a Valentine's Day gift for a woman is a nightmare waiting to happen but they really have it all wrong. If you've ever tried to think of the perfect romantic, yet masculine, gift to give a man, you'll know what I mean. If you're stuck this year, skip the last minute shopping trip to find a boring - albeit nice - shirt and try one of these unique ideas, from a neck tie that doubles as a lead to a helicopter tour over the Grand Canyon.... Read More

Breguet's Tourbillon Watch Exhibit Celebrates Cenutries of Horological History

Jan 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

Legendary horologist and founder of luxury watch company Breguet, Abraham-Louis Breguet made timekeeping history in 1801 with the invention of a much-needed, but highly complex watch mechanism. Seeing the adverse effect gravity had on reliable timekeeping, he created the tourbillon— an escapement housed within a mobile carriage that performs a complete rotation every couple of minutes. Basically, the regular repetition of the tourbillon’s variations offsets those made by gravity. It was a tough assignment for Bregeut to pull off, as it requires a certain durability while nonetheless maintaining its light weight.... Read More

From Oriental Nights to Mediterranean Sun | Helix Superyacht Finally For Sale For $39.6 Million

Jan 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

Emerging Asian economies have blessed a lucky few with new-found wealth, which begs the question — how does an industrial billionaire from Singapore or Hong Kong like to blow off steam after a hard day’s work? Feadship yacht builders believe it may very well be on its luxury superyacht — the 147-foot Helix.... Read More

Breaking the Sound Barrier at the 2013 Air Shows

Jan 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

Aerial performances can be pretty exhilarating, hearkening spectators back to an era when flight technology was innovative and promised a bright future. Even if you don’t own a personal plane, just being present to watch the spectacular aircraft can make you feel as if you were ruler of the skies. These powerful planes come and go in the blink of an eye, so don’t miss them with this schedule of 2013 air shows.... Read More

Aston Martin Picnic Hamper

Jan 23, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Designed for two, the Aston Martin picnic hamper combines luxury and functionality, complementing the lifestyle of its owners. This beautifully crafted picnic hamper is produced using the finest quality materials, from 100% Scottish lambswool to English fine bone china and Irish damask linen. Designed exclusively for Aston Martin, many items sport the unique Aston Martin brand pattern inspired by the logo.... Read More

Most Expensive NFL Seats | Private Suites at Your Favorite Stadiums

Jan 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

This year the NFL Super Bowl XLVII is taking place in New Orleans on February 3 and with ticket prices already reaching steep heights, what's stopping you from going all out and getting a private box to watch the game from? Especially when you have choices regarding where you'll be located, from the endzone to the 30 yard line, and can enjoy an array of amenities from flat-screen TVs and gourmet food to a private stadium entrance and access to team events. NFL teams have a wide array of options at their home stadiums in terms of luxury suites and here's some of our favorites that allow you the ultimate game day experience.... Read More

Avoid Valentine's Day Gift Clichés and Give Her Something Special

Jan 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

February 14 is rapidly approaching, meaning that many people are having problems figuring out the perfect Valentine's Day gift. With so much pressure put on the romantic holiday, you have to make sure you get it right this time. That means stay away from the clichés of chocolate and teddy bears and go with someone unique and memorable. This quick and easy list is meant for all you men out there who want to stray from the gift of jewelry and surprise your ladies with something unexpected.... Read More

Be One of 12 to Play a Pro-Am During the Masters with PGA TOUR Pros

Jan 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Sure, you may consider yourself a master golfer, but have you ever considered really putting your skills to the test? By that we mean that you now have the opportunity to tee up alongside actual Masters at the Saturday Series Masters Pro-Am – the only chance for amateurs to play golf with some of the actual PGA TOUR professionals.... Read More

Behold the Superpowers of World's First 4K OLED TV by Sony

Jan 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

The 4K race among electronic companies is on. The new 4K generation of screens is all about providing Ultra High Definition quality through 4,000 pixels instead of the classic 1080p — and thereby sparking interest in the luxury televisions of the future. One of Engadgets Best in Show for the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show was Sony’s prototype 4K OLED TV. Several manufacturers released 4K televisions that were well received, but Sony is the first to introduce a model that combines 4K with OLED.... Read More

Premier Curators Bespoke Global Add Luxurious Leisure Items to Collection

Jan 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

After perusing the artisanal collections of Bespoke Global, I'm adding a hand-stitched falcon hood and a customized shooter kit to my wishlist. Founders Gwen Carlton and Pippa McArdle have gathered some of the world’s best artisans to comprise the eclectic collection of Bespoke Global, and the result is an amalgamation of the most beautifully crafted works of functional art. Recently, a new luxury leisure collection was added to their highly tailored, made-to-order home furnishings.... Read More

Which Celebrity Split Yielded This Amazing NYC Triplex Maisonette?

Jan 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

When love goes wrong, occasionally fabulous apartments become available — or at least, photos of them do. After 14 years of marriage, celebrity couple Téa Leoni and David Duchovny split in 2011, and now their luxury home in NYC is up for sale. Pictures show a lavishly decorated pre-war Manhattan co-op. Who knew Mulder was such a fan of antiques?... Read More

American Airlines Flies Forward with a Brand New Look

Jan 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

At the cruising altitude of 34,000 feet, a shiny coat of paint might not do much to allay the fear of flying, but it improves the look of an airline nonetheless. After more than 40 years of operating under the same logo, American Airlines is sprucing up their fleet with an infusion of modernity and youth. Having ordered 500 new lighter planes as part of their effort to build one of the youngest fleets in the industry, this year will see the arrival of 60 of these, with the Flagship Boeing 777-300ER set to fly on January 31.... Read More

Headphones for the Audiophile Grace 2013 CES with a Rare Appearance

Jan 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

Those ubiquitous white cords dangling from ears everywhere or even celebrity endorsed earphones may make many forget that there are other options for listening to music — some very expensive options. Listed as one of the world’s most expensive pair of luxury headphones, with some (but not all, of course) saying they are the best they’ve ever listened to – the elusive Sennheiser Orpheus HE90 headphones were on hand at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show for eager ears wanting to hear if price matches quality.... Read More

Samsung Blows LED Screens Out of the Water with New Ultra High-Def TV

Jan 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

Just when you think your fancy new hi-def TV is the envy of the neighborhood, Samsung steals your glory with its new 85-inch S9 4K luxury television. Watchers awaited the unveiling of the device, as Samsung had released a teaser describing an "unprecedented new TV shape and timeless gallery design" to come.... Read More

Former Home of Marilyn Monroe & Frank Sinatra on Market for $4.75 Million in Hollywood

Jan 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Everyone is slightly Marilyn obsessed these days, from the television show Smash to My Week with Marilyn which came out in 2011, starring Michelle Williams. But who isn’t slightly intrigued by the volatile star who cheekily sang a song to her rumored lover and former President, John F. Kennedy? The blonde bombshell became the embodiment of 1950’s female sexuality.... Read More

Let Aedle Serenade You With Their Luxury Headphones

Jan 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

We all knew that the French are ahead of the game when it comes to fashion, but who knew this applied to luxury headphones as well? The Paris-based audio company Aedle believes that those seeking style and those seeking superb sound quality should be able to find both in the same gadget.... Read More

Epic Camera Promises to be Just as Thrilling as Their Name Implies

Jan 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

If you’re an enthusiastic adrenaline junkie and unapologetic thrill seeker, then we may just have a luxury gadget that is right up your ramp, slope or stream.... Read More

Say Bonjour to the Louvre Abu Dhabi Set to Open in 2015

Jan 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Abu Dhabi is home to an array of luxurious attractions, impressive structures and a shopaholic’s dream of malls and extravagant shopping centers, and it now has fine art to add to the list, as it will be the home for the second Louvre Museum.... Read More

Guess Who Won Best Director at the 70th Annual Golden Globes

Jan 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If you missed out on the 70th Annual Golden Globes last night, don't worry because you can find it anywhere on the internet…although there is something to be said for watching the hijinks live. With Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's witty turns as hosts, the awards show was given a breath of much-needed fresh air, flinging jokes that are bitingly funny without being alienating.... Read More

Sail the Seas Aboard Johnny Depp's Luxury Yacht

Jan 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If you dreamed of being a pirate as a kid, only to grow up to shed your innocent aspirations, you have the opportunity to dust that dream off now. Johnny Depp, everyone's favorite Captain Jack Sparrow, has been offering up his private luxury yacht, Vajoliroja, for years now for rent though Burgess Yachts. The yacht can be chartered for some winter cruising through the Bahamas and Caribbean for €98,000 (around $130,000) a week in the peak season and €84,000 (around $110,000) in the low season, and is also available for some summer Mediterranean cruising.... Read More

The Most Expensive Valentine's Day Card You'll Ever Find

Jan 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

It's pretty much a common opinion that greeting cards are cliché and trite, especially if you're giving someone a card for a special occasion like Valentine's Day. After all, who wants a generic card that screams "last minute consideration"? Gilded Age Greetings are trying to change that but may have ran a little too far with their line of custom luxury greeting cards (yes, you read that correct), but if you want something flashy, these cards are for you.... Read More

Victorian Manor from The Mary Tyler Moore Show Hits Market at $2.8 Million

Jan 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Mary Tyler Moore Show ran for seven years in the 1970s, featuring the first unmarried, career-driven woman as the central character in a television show. Not only was Mary Richards (Moore) a hard-working role model who proved you didn't need a husband to feel complete, she also lived in a pretty amazing Victorian house that anyone would kill for, which you don't have to do now because 2104 Kenwood Parkway is on the market.... Read More

Just How Far Do Private Jets Fly?

Jan 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Flying in a private jet sounds amazing; not only do you get to avoid airport hassles, you also get to know that you're flying in a way most people never will. While you probably already know what kind of companies are out there and how the programs work, you may not know what size jet is the best choice for your specific trip. After all, a jetsetter who flies from country to country has different needs than a businessman who just needs a quick way to get around.... Read More

The Most Expensive Street Art | From Basquiat to Banksy

Jan 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Street art has officially entered the world of fine art, regardless of your opinion on the matter. When once it may have been thought of as mere graffiti, street art has found a place within art galleries, museums, and on the walls of art collectors and aficionados. From the ever-elusive Banksy to the iconic work of the late Jean-Michel Basquiat, street artists and their work have been fetching top dollar prices at famed auction houses for years, breaking down the hazy line between high and low art. Hopefully, other relevant and talented street artists, like Blu, JR, Swoon, Vhils, Space Invader, and Roa, will be seeing some top dollar action soon. In the meantime, here are some of the most expensive sales seen yet!... Read More

Best Luxury Throws to Warm Your Bones

Jan 8, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Temperatures have been dropping all over the place; Southern California, where it's surf-season all year around, has even been seeing some chilly nights. Whether you like cold weather or not, one of the definite perks is bundling up with a cozy luxury throw in front of a crackling fireplace with a mug of hot cocoa in hand. With that image in mind, here are some of our favorite throw blankets, from classic knit styles to graphic patterns and "All-American" styles.... Read More

The Best Celebrity Real Estate of 2012

Jan 4, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

With a new year upon us it can be fun to look back on everything we experienced and learned over the last year. 2012 meant a lot of things to a lot of people but to many celebrities, it was the year they put their luxury real estate properties on the market - or maybe even sold them. It can take years to sell these sprawling homes - mainly due to the steep price tags - so it's no surprise that some of them have been available for quite some time now. Maybe 2013 will be a little kinder to the real estate market but regardless, here are some of the best celebrity real estate of 2012!... Read More

The Sound Cylinder | A Portable Speaker That Stays Put

Jan 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

Wires can be the bane of a technophile's existence, jutting out from various devices, and threatening to ensnare you in a tangled web of cords — or at least break something expensive during a quick bathroom break. Tablets and mini-laptops are perfect luxury electronics for those on the go, so why be slowed down with wires from an external speaker?... Read More

Treat Guests to a Luxe Vacation Aboard Mondo Marine's Streamline Yacht

Jan 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

Too bad the holidays just passed, because Mondo Marine's Streamline is up for sale, and surely anyone would be delighted to have this luxury super yacht parked in their marina with a red bow on top.... Read More

The Killer Style of Athena and Victor Calderone's Hampton Retreat

Jan 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

When you combine the creative talents of house-music DJ and producer to the stars, Victor Calderone, and his interior designer wife, Athena Calderone, you are bound to get a luxury home that is truly inspired. This sweet haven located in charming Amagansett, New York is just that, boasting an impressive 2,400 square feet and the killer taste of this stylish couple.... Read More

Who is the Top Money Making Star of 2012?

Jan 3, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Actor Denzel Washington was voted the Top Money-Making Star of 2012 in the 81st running of the Quigley Poll by the Quigley Publishing Company. The poll tallies votes from motion picture theater owners and film buyers to determine which actor was responsible for driving the most traffic to movie theaters for the year.... Read More

The National Gallery of Australia Hosts Toulouse-Lautrec: Paris & The Moulin Rouge

Jan 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Though the career of French painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec spanned less than 20 years (he died young at the age of 36) he will forever be remembered as one of the most provocative and influential artists of the Post-impressionist period.... Read More

San Francisco's Historic Neoclassic Hellman Mansion on Market for $14.9 Million

Jan 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If you're familiar with San Francisco and luxury real estate, you may already know of the Hellman Mansion, which is one of the city's most historical homes. Built in 1902, Hellman Mansion reflects Neoclassical architecture and has been restored to blend modernity with timeless style. While many may think of mansions as sprawling halls filled with cold furnishings that provide zero comfort, this one actually seems to exude a comfortable warmth which is helped by the fantastic restoration. Now that the home is on the market for $14.9 million, here's your chance to snatch it up for yourself.... Read More

Aeroméxico Adds Six Boeing 787 Dreamliners to Fleet

Jan 2, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Aeroméxico confirmed its order for six Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. Based upon the published list of the aircraft, the finalized deal is valued at more than $1.2 billion. The Mexican commercial airline also holds a reconfirmation status on four additional Dreamliners.... Read More

 
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