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Virgin Atlantic Opens New Swanky Clubhouse At Newark Liberty Airport

Nov 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Is there anything more dreadful than waiting at an airport? Nothing readily comes to mind. However, those dreary days are over for Virgin Atlantic passengers as this innovative company, ready to set the standard for luxury air travel, has just unveiled their brand-new Clubhouse at Newark Liberty Airport, which will be available for their business travelers.... Read More

For the Holidays | Caviar and Champagne in Air France’s First Class Cabin

Nov 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

As if the complimentary bread, wine, and cheese were not enough, passengers flying Air France’s luxury La Première cabin will feel even more special this holiday season as they will be receiving a sumptuous treat. First-class fliers departing from Paris December through January shall be gifted an individual-sized jar of Caviar Alverta Royal Eggxiting by Petrossian.... Read More

The Eco-Friendliness of Sunreef Yachts' 90 Ultimate Catamaran

Nov 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Specializing in building luxury catamarans, Sunreef Yachts has done it yet again with their newest addition to the family. Having just introduced the Sunreef 80 in 2010 and the Sunreef 75 in 2011, the talented designers at Sunreef Yachts proudly present their latest masterpiece, the Sunreef 90 Ultimate, a design that took them over 6 months to finalize.... Read More

Our 5 Picks for Best Luxury Bicycles

Nov 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Fashion designers and luxury auto brands love putting their names on anything they can reach, from coloring books (I'm looking at you Hermès) to backgammon sets, and it seems only natural that they add luxury bicycles to their product lineups. From a business standpoint, it completely makes sense because a bike is certainly a much cheaper way to extend your brand than a car would be. Plus, there are endless customization possibilities, from special paint options to leather accessories, and consumers will ride around like a moving advertisement. Fashionistas have been eagerly snatching designer bikes up as the perfect style accents, matching their CHANEL purse with a sleek CHANEL bicycle, while car enthusiasts are able... Read More

American Indian Art Auction Features Jar that Sells at $32,500

Nov 29, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Earlier this month Heritage Auctions held their American Indian Art Signature Auction, which featured a beautiful redware jar, adorned with turquoise stone and fish etchings, that sold for $32,500.00. Is this the world's most expensive cookie jar to ever sell at auction?... Read More

Which Luxury Headphones Fit Your Lifestyle Best?

Nov 28, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

We've told you about a lot of luxury headphones, from the fashion-inspired models to the WWII-inspired models, and with the holidays upon us we thought a little refresher course was in order. Regardless of who is on your shopping list, we're willing to bet a new pair of headphones or earbuds will always be appreciated. Of course, you can always snatch one of these up for yourself as an end-of-the-year treat.... Read More

Play Like Royalty on a 17th Century Amber Board Game

Nov 28, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

‘Tis the holiday season, and while perhaps in the past ripping off the packaging of a new board game was the cause for bitter disappointment, this December Sotheby's will be auctioning off a unique 17th century amber board game that comes to the market with an estimate of £300,000-500,000 (approximately $480,482-800,803), sure to make any game and gift lover swoon.... Read More

Sony Releases Their Xperia P in 24-Carat Gold

Nov 28, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Looks as if Sony is calling all gold digger’s with their new Xperia P phone – and no, we are not talking about beautiful women trying to bag themselves a sugar daddy, but rather, those of us looking to store a little extra gold in our pocket. The new 24K Gold Xperia P is Sonys most recent luxury phone, and is a limited edition item with only a maximum of 15 built.... Read More

Material Girl Madonna Lists Her Manhattan Home For Sale

Nov 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

For the past few decades Madonna has unarguably been the queen of reinvention, and it looks as if that concept isn't reserved solely for her fashion sense as she has just listed her stunning Central Park West luxury home on the market.... Read More

Bob Marley Comes Alive With Get Up Stand Up Audio System

Nov 23, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If you're having a hard time thinking of a gift to give someone, you can never really go wrong with the gift of music. That may sound cheesy but it's true; music is universal and no matter the age, culture, gender, et cetera, everyone enjoys a good song. One way to share music with a loved one is through The House of Marley's Get Up Stand Up home audio system, which strives to evoke vintage floor speakers of the past.... Read More

Stocking Stuffers for the Women in Your Life

Nov 22, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Earlier we gave you a nice list of some stocking stuffer ideas for all of the men in your life but what about the women? Sometimes it can be nearly impossible to figure out what to give your mother-in-law who has everything, or your best friend who never likes anything. Not to worry though because we've got you covered. Here are a few of our picks for what’s hot this holiday.... Read More

The Sparkling Tastes of Cantine Ferrari

Nov 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

For many, including myself, fine wine doesn't just stop with the contents of the bottle, it extends beyond to the company itself. If a brand wants to set itself apart from the pack nowadays, not only does the product have to be fantastic and unique, the story behind it has to be personable enough to emotionally invest customers beyond the wine glass. Ferrari knows this and in inviting a select group of writers, reviewers, and editors to a wine tasting lunch at Busalacchi's A Modo Mio in Hillcrest, San Diego with Ferrari Chairman, Matteo Lunelli, they made a point to not only talk about the wine, but about the tradition and passion behind it.... Read More

Controversial Frank Lloyd Wright Cottage On Petra Island For Sale

Nov 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

When world renowned and “greatest American architect of all time”, as recognized by the American Institute of Architects, Frank Lloyd Wright set out designing what is now known as the Massaro house on the heart shaped Petra Island, he told the then owner of Fallingwater (arguably the most iconic of his luxury homes), “When I finish the house on the island, it will surpass your Fallingwater.”... Read More

Exclusive Interview | "Dancing with the Stars" Gilles Marini Gets "Down and Dirty"

Nov 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Slavica Monczka

I find it ironic that we are becoming more intimately familiar with actor Gilles Marini since his career-launching role as Samantha's hot, often nude, playboy neighbor in the 2008 "Sex and the City" movie. Surprisingly, my interview with Marini defined him as so much more than just the latest Adonis, here today, gone tomorrow, Hollywood heartthrob. Marini is a devoted and down to earth family man, and a grateful, hard working, talented actor, giving him what it takes to continue to expand his career.... Read More

The Twists and Turns of Germany's Haus am Weinberg

Nov 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

Danish architectural firm United Network Studio has completed a modern, minimalist residential space on the outskirts of Stuttgart, Germany. Commissioned by an undisclosed client, the luxury villa, penned The Haus am Weinberg, is designed to incorporate and utilize a central theme of movement, and also reflects the topography of the surrounding area.... Read More

Riva Unveils Their Largest Yacht Ever | 122-Foot Flagship Mythos

Nov 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Iconic 170-year-old Italian brand Riva Yachts is celebrated for the world over for beautiful wooden boats that evoke the Dolce Vita days when Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren, Aristotle Onassis and Prince Ranier of Monaco were regularly seen at the helm of a Riva craft. While the company has not abandoned its heritage, which has always been more about style than size – in 2010 they collaborated with Gucci on a special edition of their classic Aquariva model – their newly unveiled flagship is the largest Riva luxury yacht ever built, and the first to be constructed entirely in lightweight aluminum alloy.... Read More

Play "House" Within Olivia Wilde's Spanish Villa

Nov 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Known for her sassy character Thirteen on hit TV show "House M.D.", brunette bombshell Olivia Wilde, just listed her own Los Feliz luxury house on the market for almost $2.5 million. Why is she selling such a great looking home? It looks like this Maxim mega babe has decided to move in with her beau, "Saturday Night Live" funnyman Jason Sudeikis – that there was the sound of millions of guys' hearts breaking around the world.... Read More

How to Plan the Perfect Party | From Invites to Lighting

Nov 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

With the holiday season upon us, there's no shortage of reasons to throw a party, but you also don't need a large-scale holiday to put together a fun bash. If you've recently purchased some new luxury real estate, throw a house warming party, or even if you want to organize a fun celebration to commemorate your new puppy, do it. There are plenty of reasons to celebrate in your daily life so instead of waiting for someone else to find an excuse to party, why don't you beat them to it?... Read More

Count Sheep In Style With Coyuchi Bed Frames And Headboards

Nov 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Nestled in the small rustic town of Point Reyes Station along the Northern California coast, luxury home goods brand, Coyuchi, first created their line of beautiful and 100% organic textiles 20 years ago. In the midst of the cool coastal ocean and the forested landscape this national seashore town helped to inspire Coyuchi to originally create their line of home textiles rooted in nature, soon earning it devoted and loyal fans.... Read More

Christie's Breaks Records With $412 Million Post-War & Contemporary Art Auction

Nov 16, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Christie's, the worldwide leading auctioneer of high-end merchandise and sales, set another record at its recent Post-War and Contemporary Art event. The total sales of $412,253,100 establish a new high for Post-War and Contemporary Art. Eight new records in auction history stemmed from the sale as well.... Read More

Discover the Natural Beauty of Chiloé Island with LAN Airlines' New Weekly Service

Nov 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

In terms of international travel, it seems as if all four corners of the earth have been reached and subsequently reviewed on popular travel advisory sites. In fact, there is so much input you feel as if you have already been and can shelf the vacation. Fortunately there are some places left that are still relatively untouched by the travel machine - one of these being Chiloé Island off the coast of Southern Chile. At this time, there are only six reviews of it on TripAdvisor, but its popularity might soon be changing because LAN Airlines has announced a new weekly route to this previously hard to reach island.... Read More

Amp Up Interiors with Bang & Olufsen’s New Beoplay A9 Speaker

Nov 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

Depending on how much is left in the old trust fund, the Bang & Olufsen’s BeoPlay A9 may be the perfect speaker for you. Manufactured for its sub-brand B&O Play, the A9 delivers outstanding sound at a slightly lower price range than luxury electronics mother company Bang & Olufsen. The new speaker combines premier audio technology and innovative design in an effort to appeal to younger buyers. Crafted to look like a modern piece of art or furniture, the A9 can blend easily into home décor or can be featured alone for maximum attention.... Read More

Money Can't Buy Jaguar's Concept Speed Boat

Nov 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Everyone knows there's more than one way to skin a cat, but it's knowledge no less commonplace that cats don't typically like the water. Jaguar, however, is not one to follow convention, braking with it at the press launch of its new XF Sportbrake.... Read More

Sleep in Brad Pitt's Exclusive Bed

Nov 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Whether it be because of his newest movie role, charity efforts, or chiseled jaw line, Brad Pitt is often on our minds. However, being thought of constantly isn't enough for the actor anymore, now he's designing luxury furniture to make his mark all over our homes. According to Architectural Digest, Pitt has teamed up with Pollaro Furniture to release his very first self-designed furniture collection.... Read More

BlackJet Offers Private Jet Experience for Business Class Prices

Nov 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

70 years ago air travel was a glamorous industry. Flying was a civilized experience where passengers dressed up and four course meals were served. Those days now seem to be gone while spending hours on a runway or in a cramped airport has become the norm for many. If only there was a way for passengers to enjoy high-end air accommodations without having to spend millions. Thankfully, the team behind BlackJet has introduced a service so that flyers can reserve seats on a private luxury plane for the price of commercial fare.... Read More

Tumi and Monster Create Headphones for the Luxury Traveler

Nov 8, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Luxury travel and accessories brand Tumi has long been the choice of travelers who seek the utmost in reliability, functionality and style from their luggage. Building on their signature ballistic nylon, the brand has gone on to develop new high-tech materials as well as luxurious leathers and other fabrics. Now Tumi has partnered with Monster, the world-leader in high performance headphones, to bring that same sense of practical style to portable electronics.... Read More

Celebrity Kitchens Are Powered by Appliances That Are Anything But Ordinary

Nov 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Dorothy Cascerceri

Peek in on any celebrity kitchen (maybe the next time George Clooney invites you to his home or the next time you pick up a magazine), and it’s evident that the luxury appliances, more so than any other elements, are the stars of the show. ... Read More

Finnair Brightens Its Flights with New Marimekko Collaboration

Nov 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

Are tired, washed-out airline interiors bringing you down? Not only depressing, they are uneasy reminders of just how old that plane actually is. Seeking to enhance client experience through upbeat color and design, two Finnish companies have joined together for a new three-year collaboration. Beginning spring 2013, Finnair will redo the look of its entire fleet with the classic designs of Marimekko.... Read More

Höweler + Yoon Architecture Imagines City's of the Future

Nov 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Will the future of the United States actually have clean and reliable transportation? American studio Höweler + Yoon Architecture certainly think so – and then some. According to Dezeen Magazine, their innovative concept won them €100,000 at the Audi Urban Future Award 2012 and involved public transport in the region between Boston and Washington, that they appropriately nicknamed BosWash.... Read More

1959 Lefty Les Paul Guitar Fetches $194,500 in Auction to Benefit Fraud Victims

Nov 6, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

One of only two 1959 left-handed Les Paul guitars ever made sold for $194,500 at Heritage Auction’s Vintage Guitars & Musical Instruments Signature Auction. The musical instrument is just one of four left-handed guitars from the 1,600 produced between 1958 and 1960. More than $1.24 million in sales were reported for the event that occurred on October 27, 2012. ... Read More

Make Your Voice Heard With RØDE Microphones

Nov 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

When searching for the perfect microphone for your singing debut or charity events, it is important to consider the many aspects of the gadget that ensure the sound coming out of the attached speakers is smooth and accurate. Many microphone companies will make claims that they are the best of the best, but RØDE Microphones provides potential buyers with evidence. Peter Freedman, the owner of the company, provides an in depth tour of the facilities, which can be found on the official website.... Read More

A Shot of Adrenaline by Photographer Greg Lotus | Exclusive

Nov 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Slavica Monczka

After two decades of glamorous photography, Greg Lotus’ bio reads much more like the sanctified black book everybody wants to get their hands on. Celebrities he has worked with include Channing Tatum, Lisa Marie Presley and Katy Perry, just to name a few. His editorial work is top tiered as well, both domestically and internationally with Vogue, Vanity Fair and W Magazine.... Read More

$700,000 iPad Mini Case Encrusted with Sapphires and Diamonds

Nov 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Technology is forever trying to shrink, and in the race to create the smallest tablet, Apple recently introduced the iPad Mini, hitting retail stores on November 2nd. The new miniature iPad has the same capabilities of its predecessor, only it’s smaller both in size and cost. In anticipation for this amazing technological advancement, The Natural Sapphire Company has announced their second luxury case for an Apple product.... Read More

iPad 2 Saves Gas and Hassle for Flexjet Pilots

Nov 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Many people who were considering purchasing a private jet in the past few years probably changed their minds when they saw the outrageous gas prices. Flexjet wants to put those people’s minds a little more at ease. The luxury private jet contractor recently received “conditional authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration” to use the iPad 2 as a replacement for the paper manuals and navigational materials required on all of their fractional ownership flights.... Read More

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