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Change a Life | Alzheimer's Patients Need iPod's

Sep 28, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Have you ever heard a song on the radio and and been sent back to a specific moment in time? Maybe The Eagles’ “Peaceful, Easy Feeling” provided the background music to your first kiss? Or "Oops!...I Did It Again" by Britney Spears reminds you of your eighth grade school dance? Whatever your story, nearly everyone is transported to the past when they hear a familiar song, and few people would dare contradict you when you mention the power of music. It is something, that though we don’t fully understand, we can all relate to. Dan Cohen, social worker and creator of the program “Music & Memory” seeks to tap into the universality of music, and the regenerative effects it can have on an individual’s memory.... Read More

Business Travelers Ready to Speed Through Immigration at Heathrow Airport

Sep 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

According to Daily Mail, UK airports are trying to make passport control a lot quicker and easier for all business class travelers. Maybe you're returning home from abroad or you're flying in to visit friends and family in London, but most people are pretty used to the irritating lines that can accumulate while passports are being checked. Thanks to Heathrow and other British airports, those two-hour-long lines may be a thing of the past, assuming you're a high-valued flyer that is.... Read More

Mine is Bigger Than Yours | Megayachts Impress at Monaco Yacht Show

Sep 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The 22nd Monaco Yacht Show wrapped up this past Saturday and was filled with huge vessels that could cause average yachts to sink in shame. Widely considered to be one of the most prestigious events in its class, the event featured a record of six luxury megayachts with an average length of 263 feet, according to Astaire Magazine.... Read More

$100k Electrolux Range Brings Class to Your Kitchen

Sep 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If you spent millions on your luxury home, it only makes sense that you spend $100k on a kitchen range, especially considering it has a built-in security system so a thief can't run off with your cooking jewel. Made by Swedish appliance company Electrolux, the Molteni range pretty much has everything your private chef could ever want, including a fryer and food mixer. The oven door alone weighs 88 pounds so I'd love to see someone try to take it out of your kitchen in the middle of the night.... Read More

Pair Your Luxury Yacht With a Slick Speed Boat for Under 500k

Sep 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

We always tell you about all about the various luxury yachts that are out there, from limited edition models custom-made for affluent clients to huge vessels stretching over 700 feet long. While those are all great to read about and own, sometimes you just want a small water outing with a few friends and family. The speed boats listed below (all with a base price under 500k) allow you to enjoy a day out on the water in ways you couldn't with a larger boat, like hitting cruising speeds of 33 mph and towing various water toys like jet skis. Plus, these more modest designs are much cheaper to fuel than your giant yacht.... Read More

Head of Apple Design, Sir Jonathan Ive, Buys $17 Million Home in San Francisco

Sep 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

With people practically salivating over the new Apple iPhone 5's (and even paying up to $$3,700 for smuggled models), it's really no surprise that the electronics company has some pretty wealthy employees. Thought of as one of the world's most brilliant designing minds and with an estimated fortune of $130 million, Sir Jonathan Ive is the company's head designer and has been in that position since 1996, according to Elite Choice. What is he doing with his pools of cash? Buying luxury real estate in San Francisco, of course.... Read More

American Airlines Flies Into The Future With New Tablet Program

Sep 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

American Airlines announced this Wednesday their decision to launch their new innovative tablet program with the Samsung Galaxy Note. This new in-flight gadget will give flight attendants access to relevant passenger information, allowing for a more personalized and enjoyable flying experience.... Read More

Smuggled iPhones Invade Moscow

Sep 25, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

For those of you planning on heading to Moscow soon, you should know that running out of money is no longer a problem if you have the brand new Apple iPhone 5 in your pocket. Since Apple doesn't have a store anywhere in Russia, and has yet to announce when Russians can expect a blindingly white storefront, people have been reportedly buying smuggled models for around 70,000 rubles ($2,200).... Read More

Experience Serenity With BRABBU's KOI Center Table

Sep 25, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

If your home has become increasingly more hectic throughout the years and you are looking to experience some serenity – say that of a Japanese Koi pond - yet want to avoid the fishy stench that accompanies it, the KOI Center Table by Brabbu may be right up your alley (or in this case, stream).... Read More

Exclusive With Transaero CEO | A Bright New Take Off for the Russian Airline

Sep 25, 2012  |   Contributor: Slavica Monczka

In several ways, the Russian airline company Transaero is representative of Russia as a country, post soviet era. They have a youthful, modern and thriving energy, with a desire to explore this rich, vast world so new to them. My interview with Transaero CEO, Olga Pleshakova in Moscow, enlightened me on the company’s rapid expansion, some growing pains along the way, and her devotion to helping others in need.... Read More

Beautiful Monster | Photography Lady Gaga Would Die For

Sep 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If Lady Gaga is looking for some fantastic new art to decorate her home with, Paco Peregrín's Beautiful Monster series is sure to fit in with her eclectic tastes. Peregrín's photos plays with the concept of beauty and what makes a person strange or alien in our society.... Read More

Check Out Abstract Art From Tony Dow AKA Wally Cleaver

Sep 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

As Wally Cleaver on "Leave it to Beaver", Tony Dow (now 67-years-old) was the epitome of the "all-American" boy. Always polite and popular, Wally acted as the connecting bridge between his parents and his younger brother Beaver, often describing the actions of one in a way the other can understand.... Read More

Jet Surf Brings You Engine-Powered Surfboards

Sep 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Joseph Vasquez

If you're a fan of surfing and technology you may want to check out Jet Surf, which makes unique luxury surf boards that feature an integrate carbon fiber hull and engine. You don't even need waves to ride these boards. Jet Surf spent countless hours working on their product, having gone through 10 prototypes and 7 years of development before deciding it was perfect enough for distribution.... Read More

Cigarette Racing Team's New Top Gun and Huntress Speed Boats

Sep 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Joseph Vasquez

Cigarette Racing Team may have started out making waves in competitions but they're now known for their custom-built luxury boats. Their 38-foot-long Top Gun model, which has been giving people the opportunity to play Maverick for 25 years now, has been recently boosted to speed in excess of 90mph, while their brand new 42-foot Huntress features two different engine options.... Read More

The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. Live Are Above It All

Sep 20, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The burgeoning business district of downtown Los Angeles has experienced a significant influx dating back to the opening of the Staples Center and several other hubs of entertainment centers. The area once known for not much beyond a business district, has become a major area of entertainment venues and new high-rise luxury condominiums.... Read More

Music Legend Quincy Jones to Receive Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award

Sep 20, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Montblanc, a leader in luxury pens, announced that musical legend Quincy Jones is a winner of a Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award. Jones will receive the award at a ceremony in Los Angles on October 2, 2012. Previous winners of this distinct award include Queen Sophia of Spain, HRH Charles Prince of Wales and English composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.... Read More

Instagram Photos Get Bigger and Better Through Instacube

Sep 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Joseph Vasquez

Instacube: A wireless device that not only displays images from smart phones at three times the size, but may in the near future redefine your definition of smart device... Oh, and maybe even change your life in the process.... Read More

How to Tailgate in Style | From Beer Pong to Airstream Trailers

Sep 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If you're one of the few that don't know what tailgating is, it's a party of sorts that is held around the tailgate of a vehicle. It's been adopted by sporting events, with hundreds of people showing up to games early with their barbeques and beer to celebrate socially. There are definitely some must-haves when it comes to tailgating but we'll skip the list that includes food and folding chairs, giving you a handful of luxury gadgets and accessories that can easily transform a regular tailgating party into a much classier affair. Just remember to bring a power inverter so you can power many of these electronics up.... Read More

Flexjet 25 Jet Card Program Adds Premium Perks to Enhance Luxury Jet Travel

Sep 19, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Flexjet 25 Jet Card program, which affords travelers the experience of private jet travel without the accompanying costs of ownership, recently announced the addition of four new perks it will be offering to its high-flying clientele. ... Read More

From Executive Desks to Crystal Side Tables | Hellman-Chang Impress With Passion

Sep 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Joseph Vasquez

Longtime friends Daniel Hellman and Eric Chang started building furniture in their parents' garage during their summers, teaching themselves how to build from solid wood. Who knew that their hobby would one day turn into a flourishing career and a worldwide successful business venture? Even heading off to two separate colleges couldn’t separate their passion for creating unique furniture designs, reuniting after graduation to form their very own luxury furniture company, Herman-Chang, in 2006.... Read More

You Only Need One Hand to Sail the Hanse 345 Yacht

Sep 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Joseph Vasquez

The new Hanse 345 luxury yacht made its premier September 4th through 9th in Amsterdam at the Hiswa boat show. The 345 is a completely redesigned fast cruising boat, priding itself in areas such as design, functionality, technology, performance, and safety. The exterior design of the 345 is similar to that of the 355, but the weight of the new model is lighter, supposedly without losing any speed between the transition.... Read More

$47 Million Price For Beijing's Most Expensive Luxury Villas

Sep 19, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

China may not have emperors anymore but you can certainly still live like one thanks to the country's luxury real estate development, The ThaiHot Mansion and Courtyards. ThaiHot Mansion, overseen by The Beijing Taihe Real Estate Development Co., is considered to be the most expensive you can find in China, with the cheapest apartment available priced at $4.7 million.... Read More

Onboard Jacuzzis and Kitchens Prove Private Jets Are Back

Sep 18, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Private jets, and all of the perks that come with them, spent some time being relatively swept aside due to the declining economy. People didn't want to appear wasteful and insensitive in the wake of the recession. However, those who have extra wealth to burn seem to turning back to the days of filling their jets with Jacuzzis and full-service kitchens.... Read More

Sip California's Best Wines Aboard Delta Courtesy of Their New "Winemaker Series"

Sep 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Airlines have been feeling the pressure to up their game when it comes to food and drinks offered in flight, with many companies enlisting the help of gourmet chefs and wine connoisseurs. Delta just joined the ranks of those like Air New Zealand (who have a food and wine list overseen by some of the best in the country) and got a whole lot classier with their "Winemaker Series," which began on September 1, 2012.... Read More

Sit on Ryan Gosling's Face for $950

Sep 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Pretty much everyone has a celebrity crush. As a teen, posters of their flawless faces happily hung in your room, and as you got older you continued to follow their life through every blockbuster, break-up, make-up, and plastic surgery scandal. Every once in a while you catch yourself daydreaming about what it would feel like to meet them, shake their hand, maybe grab coffee or even a quick bite to eat. Here is something you probably never considered, though – what it would feel like to sit on their face. Get your mind out of the gutter; I'm talking about chairs!... Read More

Sleep Through Your LAN Flight On The New Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Sep 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Many of us love to travel, but getting to our destination via airline can leave us overwhelmed and exhausted. Is it the long, nauseous hours spent in the air trying to desperately pop our ears, or is it perhaps the rock-hard, uncomfortably upright seats that never seem to have enough leg room?... Read More

Retro California Headphones Inspired by WWII Aviation Headsets

Sep 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

We've told you about a few luxury headphones that are geared towards rap and hip-hop music, intending to give you clear beats, and now we're telling you about a pair that is focusing on the California sound of Rock, Alternative, and even Country. California Headphone Company has released two sets of headphones, one that sits directly on the ears (Laredo) and another that covers the ear completely (Silverado).... Read More

Bahamas Luxury Resort Breaks Ground On Marina Residences

Sep 11, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Three six-story towers containing 35 residences will be built around the Albany Marina in the Bahamas. The real estate project, the Marina Residences of Albany, will be completed by 2014. The Tavistock Group and professional golfers Tiger Woods and Ernie Els are the owners of the elaborate, soon-to-be mixed-use luxury resort.... Read More

Miami's Paramount Bay is Rocker Chic With Lenny Kravitz at the Helm

Sep 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Last year we told you about Lenny Kravitz's design firm Kravitz Design Inc. and how they were lending their eye for luxury home design to Miami condominium Paramount Bay. Back then, the vision was just beginning but now it's a sophisticated reality, offering residents 47-stories of thoughtful design and amenities for every age.... Read More

BMW Gaming Mouse Brings Fantasy Gear to Reality

Sep 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

You don't have to wish that concept gaming mouse that you've been drooling over was real anymore because the luxury gadget is finally here. The BMW gaming mouse has moved from concept clicker into the real world.... Read More

Live With Gardens Overhead | Meera Sky Garden House

Sep 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Meera Sky Garden House by Guz Architects is a beautiful, lush, eco-friendly house built on prime real estate on Sentosa Island, previously known as Palau Blakang Mati, in Singapore.... Read More

High-Definition Content Streamed Straight to Your Luxury Yacht

Sep 10, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

MTN Satellite Communications and Jetstream recently announced the availability of Jetstream HD, a high-definition streaming content solution that enables luxury yachts to have content in high-definition over televisions, mobile devices, tablets, and computers while at sea.... Read More

Edgy UK Furniture Designer Channels Natural Elements

Sep 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

If the thought of having something truly special, a one-of-a-kind home décor piece, interests you, then you are going to want to take a look at the work of Marc Fish, a UK-based furniture designer.... Read More

Own James Bond's Aston Martin V12 | Christie's Auction Celebrates 50 Years of 007

Sep 7, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Christie's, the number-one auctioneer worldwide, unleashes another online-only auction in the form of 50 Years of James Bond: The Auction. The event, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Ian Fleming-created James Bond character, will feature an online-only auction in conjunction with a live auction in early October. Christie’s and EON Productions are working together on the special-themed, 007-memorabilia event.... Read More

The Dual Temperate Zones of Sneeoosh Cabin

Sep 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Balancing aesthetics and functionality, Zeroplus Architects are known for their innovative thinking and designs that challenge traditional architecture. The Sneeoosh cabin is no exception, and is an example of how architecture doesn’t have to disrupt the environment to be ground-breaking.... Read More

Famous Guest Orders $100k Hästens Mattress for Toronto International Film Festival

Sep 6, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Sweden-based company Hästens has produced luxury mattresses since 1852, including the Vividus model and other deluxe beds and accessories. The exclusive brand caught our attention with the recent announcement by The Hazelton Hotel that it had ordered a Vividus bed for a special guest during the Toronto International Film Festival.... Read More

Learjet 85 Shows Off Redesign on Nationwide Tour

Sep 5, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Fractional luxury jet company Flexjet, and business-jet manufacturer Bombardier, launched their nationwide Learjet 85 Aircraft Mock-Up Tour in Los Angeles last week. The mock-up is a full-scale model of the new aircraft and the mission of the tour is to invite prospective clients to personally experience what the Learjet 85 has to offer.... Read More

New Way to Speed | Porsche Design Bike

Sep 4, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Luxury auto brand Porsche is known for speed and it's new Design Driver’s Selection Spring collection is no exception. The newly announced collection is called The Speed of Sports, and features two new Porsche city bicycles, the Bike RS and S.... Read More

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