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Colt Revolvers Auction For More Than $1.8 Million

Dec 26, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

A single-action, civilian revolver, among the first 150 produced by Colt, sold for $284,410 at an auction for collectible firearms held earlier this month in Dallas, Texas. A signature-series auction featuring collectible guns... Read More

The Döttling Guardian Allows You to Travel With Confidence

Dec 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Travelling comes doused in anxiety and many stressful moments that will have you reaching for the Valium faster than you can say “Is this strip search really necessary?” Thankfully, the Döttling safe manufactory in Maichingen has relieved us from one travel concern by developing the world’s first security luxury luggage – the Guardian.... Read More

Surprise the Kids with These Festive Gift Ideas

Dec 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

There's nothing like the promise of gifts to get your kids on their best behavior. Whether or not they still believe in Santa Claus doesn't really matter because regardless of the giver, your kids are going to stay on your good side when these gifts are on the line.... Read More

Gift Ideas for the Difficult Men in Your Life

Dec 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Sometimes it can be hard to pick out holiday gifts for the men in your life, from your dad to your husband. Whether they already have everything or they're not forthcoming with things they want, there are always little things that you can wrap up that they'll probably love.... Read More

Nat Sherman Offers Ultimate Cigar Experience for the Holidays

Dec 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Nat Sherman, New York City’s luxury tobacconist, is offering one lucky group of cigar lovers the ultimate experience this holiday season. Dubbed the Nat Sherman Townhouse Takeover and priced at $20,000...... Read More

St-Germain Debuts Bespoke Bicycle for Cocktail Lovers

Dec 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

St-Germain, the stylish spirit in the distinctive Art Nouveau-style bottle, has taken the world of mixology by storm since it first debuted in 2007. The only liqueur in the world made from elderflower blossoms picked by hand in the French Alps, its distinctive, subtle flavor has become an essential ingredient in many well-crafted cocktails. Now the artisanal tipple is offering something entirely different in time for the holiday season – a custom-made bicycle with a clever play on the usual practice of carrying a water bottle.... Read More

How to Tip Home Employees for the Holidays

Dec 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

For those who work in the service industry, getting tips can be a pretty big deal and could make all the difference, especially during the holidays. As always, everything is really up to your discretion and personal experience, but generally, anyone working in a service-oriented field would appreciate a tip or some token of appreciation. Plus, what better way to show your gratitude than to give your full-time nanny a nice holiday bonus or a thoughtful gift? He or she is helping you raise your kids, now right?... Read More

Gifts for the Person Who Already Has Everything

Dec 7, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

We have all tried to find the perfect gift for that person who just seems to have everything. Every year you dread shopping for them. It just takes something extra special to knock this kind of person's socks off and frankly that can be a tall order. Luckily the 2012 JustLuxe Holiday Gift Guide is here with plenty of incredible gift ideas -- 80 in fact. Here is a peak at some of the most extravagant picks from each section of this year's Gift Guide.... 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

Play Like Royalty on a 17th Century Amber Board Game

Nov 28, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari  |  1 Comment

‘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

Want to Win a Patrón Cocktail Party? Here's How...

Nov 27, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  2 Comments

The holidays can be a stressful time of year with many frantically creating gift lists, trying to come up with unique ideas to give their loved ones. Which gift for your best friend? Which one for your mom? Is it unique enough? Will it make them happy? If you know anyone who has a taste for fine spirits - or maybe you're the aficionado yourself - consider buying some Patrón for the holidays, maybe a bottle of Gran Patrón Platinum. Better yet, offer them an invite to the Patrón Social Club. Members of this exclusive club get access to private social events that are incredibly covert and one-of-a-kind experiences.... Read More

Alexa Chung Flaunts Jason Wu's Custom Travel Bag for St. Regis Hotels

Nov 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

In conjunction with the impending launch of St. Regis’ first online boutique, the luxury hotel firm just unveiled the very first product created exclusively for the St. Regis brand at a VIP event in the Grand Suite of the landmark St. Regis New York.... 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

Travel In Style With Louis Vuitton City Guides

Nov 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

We all know luxury brand Louis Vuitton for their signature bags and unmistakable LV logo. To own one of their staple suitcases or trunks is to proudly tell the world that you are no novice when it comes to traveling – but sometimes (regardless of the suitcase) that is simply not the case. There are certain locations the polished traveler may want to avoid during their vacation and other locations that it would simply be a shame to miss. Fret not sleek jet-setter, as Louis Vuitton has done it yet again, and created their own set of 2013 City Guides, perfect for the very classiest of vacationer.... Read More

Stocking Stuffers for the Men in Your Life

Nov 15, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

It’s almost the holidays so there’s no better way to prepare for them than by getting an early start on your shopping this season. We're sure you have plenty of big ideas for the main gifts but don't forget about the stocking stuffers, all those little gifts that make wrapping so much fun. To help you out with your shopping, here are a few gift ideas for the men in your life.... Read More

Backgammon Sets and Luggage to Match Your Bentley

Nov 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Enthusiasts, drivers, aspiring owners – there's a chic gift to be found for each type in the top drawer range of Bentley-branded accessories just unveiled by the legendary British automaker in time for the holidays.... 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

Rare and Exotic Putters from Sweet Wood Golf Company

Oct 31, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

Sweet Wood Golf Company provides the world with unique and original equipment for all your golfing needs. Specializing in handmade clubs and leather items (like wine carriers and scorecard holders), this company infuses their collection with a touch of retro to appeal to clients old and young. They also provide replacement items that can be pretty hard to find, which makes them worth checking out for anyone who considers themselves a true aficionado and collector.... Read More

Wrap Yourself in Bentley Apparel

Oct 31, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Acquired by Volkswagen Group in 1998, Bentley Motors is a brand of luxury automobiles founded on the dedication to speed and power in transportation. Now, that dedication is translated into a variety of Bentley-labeled merchandise called “The Bentley Collection.”... Read More

Go From Food To Fun In Seconds With The New Convertible Pool Table

Oct 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

If you thought that the concept behind Transformers would go out of style with adulthood, think again, as Aramith-Armand billiards group has been creating and producing their Fusion dining table for years now; an innovative piece that morphs from a dining table to a high-quality billiard or game table within seconds.... Read More

Auction Shakes Things Up With Comprehensive James Bond Collection

Oct 25, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Whether you have seen the James Bond films or not (and we hope you have), you surely know of them, particularly their subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) sexual one-liners and the famous men who have played the 007 role. Needless to say, we couldn't help but be a bit “shaken” when we heard the news that noted Hollywood auction house Profiles in History, run by Joe Maddalena, had accumulated the most comprehensive collection of movie posters, stills, lobby cards, scripts and other ephemera from all of our favorite Bond flicks.... Read More

Now's Your Chance to Golf With Your PGA TOUR Idol | Saturday Series

Oct 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Any self-respecting golfer probably dreams about what it would be like to spend the day on the green with a PGA TOUR professional. Well, it doesn't have to be a dream anymore thanks to the Saturday Series. Specializing in high-end events, the Saturday Series has been going strong for 14 years and have even worked with The Golf Channel, Humana, John Deere, Barclays, Kodak, and the PGA TOUR, of course. The company also produces private events (for groups of 2 to 36) that connect amateur golfers with their idols, which would certainly impress all your club buddies.... Read More

Race Straight into the Sea | Quadski High-Speed Amphibian Vehicle

Oct 23, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Quadski is a multifaceted luxury toy that performs on both land and water, as it is defined as a one-person, all-terrain quadbike and watercraft. The amphibious vehicle will be for sale in the U.S. by the year’s end and is expected to be available worldwide by 2014. The Quadski is capable of delivering 45 mph by land and water, according to its manufacturer, Michigan-based Gibbs Sports Amphibians Inc.... Read More

Ever Wanted to Own Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroe?

Oct 22, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Phillips de Pury & Company is putting on an auction at their 450 Park Ave headquarters. The luxury art auction will feature important works by many prominent contemporary artists. The viewing will take place October 20-29 and the auction will take place on the 29th from 11am to 6pm.... Read More

Moon Rock Sells at $330k at Meteorite Auction

Oct 15, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

More than 125 chunks of space debris sold for $1,066,106 in a Heritage Auction involving aesthetic meteorites at the Natural History Signature Meteorite Auction, in New York City, on October 14, 2012. The auction room was packed with bidders and curious onlookers.... Read More

Vintage Left-Handed Les Paul Guitar Expected to Fetch Over $125k at Auction

Oct 9, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

A rare left-handed 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard Sunburst guitar is expected to fetch more than $125,000 at the upcoming Vintage Guitars and Musical Instruments Signature Auction on October 26, 2012. Only four left-handed Les Paul Standard Sunburst solid-body guitars are known to exist.... Read More

Bear Grylls Can Help 10 People Survive the Scottish Highlands and the U.S. Election

Oct 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

With the U.S. election fast approaching and politicians invading homes with snide remarks about their competitor’s incompetency or meanness, it is likely that many of you will be running away to the wilderness, trying to escape the constant barrage. Before you do that though, you may want to learn the basics of survival from someone who knows what he’s doing. Bear Grylls, "Man vs. Wild" star is probably the most qualified person I can think of and lucky for you, he has started his very own survival academy.... Read More

Jet Surf Brings You Engine-Powered Surfboards

Sep 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Joseph Vasquez  |  2 Comments

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

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

Sep 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

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

Davidoff Introduces Prestige Diamond Lighter

Sep 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed  |  2 Comments

You’ve had your eye on it for some time. You know what we’re talking about; stop denying it. We’re talking about the Davidoff Prestige Diamond Lighter that has been calling your name since you first laid eyes on it. Sleek, black and lined with a bevy of diamonds - 182 to be exact - this lighter is one-of-a-kind.... Read More

Write Love Notes in Style With the Delta Pen Company

Sep 12, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Letter writing may have declined since the uprising of email, but if you had a luxury pen to scrawl those love notes, you may find yourself willingly taking the longer route to get your point across. Established in Italy in 1982, Delta Pen Company produces some of the most beautiful pens you can find, each with a distinct look and attitude.... Read More

Own an Ultra Exclusive Davidoff Cigar Humidor

Sep 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Exclusivity is what life is all about, right? Getting on the best lists, having one of only a few classic cars ever produced, showing off a limited edition cigar humidor...you know what it’s like.... 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

Make Life an Endless Summer | Tips From Margaritaville & Beyond

Aug 31, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz  |  1 Comment

Somewhere around grade school, people learn to sigh and curse as August draws to an end. And many never grow out of it. For them, September signifies a return to duty and an end to fun.... Read More

Assouline Celebrates the 110th Anniversary of Cadillac with Limited Edition Book

Aug 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Those who appreciate luxuriously produced books will surely recognize the name Assouline. The company has published over 1,000 luxury books since 1994 and have boutique book stores around the world, from Paris to Las Vegas, New York and Seoul.... Read More

Get Through Baggage Claim Quickly With Tumi's Personalized Luggage

Aug 27, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  2 Comments

If you're planning on enjoying a luxury vacation soon you're probably going to want some luggage to match. Tumi is one of the leading brands in travel accessories, bringing you everything from casual tote bags to oversized wheeled luggage.... Read More

Elvis’ ‘Tiger Man’ Sunglasses Bring In $22,500 at Memphis Auction

Aug 22, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

An auction consisting of items relating to the iconic Elvis Presley fetched more than $620,000 at the Peabody Hotel, in Memphis, Tennessee, on August 14, 2012. The event, Heritage Auction’s Elvis Memorabilia Signature Auction, attracted fans of the King of Rock and Roll worldwide. The yearly Elvis-themed auction preceded the 35th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death by two days, as Presley died on August 16, 1977.... Read More

Pagani Briefcase Looks Worthy of the Huayra

Aug 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

The Pagani Huayra has one of the most exquisite cockpits you’ll find anywhere, hewn by a team of craftsman who clearly take their time in getting every detail just right. But at $1.4 million apiece, they aren’t making a lot of them. So what do these gifted craftsmen do in their down time? You may be looking at the answer.... Read More

CHANEL's Active Line Lets You Surf and Cycle in Style

Aug 17, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  2 Comments

CHANEL may be most known for their designer clothing and fragrances, but they've also made their mark on accessories for sports and leisurely activities. While it's not uncommon for fashion brands to put their name on the world of sports accessories, it's rare that they cover such a wide breadth of pastimes.... Read More

The Invisible Bicycle Helmet | Hövding

Aug 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

Bicycling isn't exactly a new pastime but with growing environmental concerns, it has certainly seen a boom in popularity, with many people choosing to bike to work instead of drive. However, we probably all remember being a kid and not wanting to wear our bike helmet because it wasn't "cool," which is a concern many adults share...especially if hairstyles are involved.... Read More

Babe Ruth's Bat & Ball Top Sellers at $4.5+ Million Sports Auction

Aug 14, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The legacy of George Herman “Babe” Ruth, arguably the greatest baseball player to have ever lived, remains a home run in the field of sports memorabilia and collectibles. Two items associated with Ruth, a game-used bat from 1927 and the highest graded Babe Ruth-signed baseball known were the highest priced lots sold at Heritage Auction’s Platinum Night Sports auction at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland, last week.... Read More

Revisit Childhood With The Arcade 80's Trunk

Aug 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza  |  1 Comment

Remember the days of wiling away an afternoon at the video arcade? Your pockets filled with quarters and your eyes trained fervently on the screen as you compelled Pac-Man to consume as many pac-dots as possible, all while avoiding those colorful jellyfish-like enemies, Blinky, Inky, Pinky and Clyde? Now you can reclaim those lost afternoons of youth (except without the scramble... Read More

Nike's Special Etiquette Book for 2012 Olympic Athletes

Aug 8, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Etiquette classes used to be all the rage in the 50s, with kids enduring hours of tea preparation and lessons on the proper way to hold their shoulders at the dinner table. In lieu of etiquette history, and to borrow some 2012 Olympic coverage, Nike has created their own book of proper behavior and is giving them exclusively to attending Olympic athletes and press.... Read More

The "Golf Bible" | Special Tom Morris 1821 Edition

Aug 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Golf and rare books don't often cross paths, which is why we were excited to see "GOLF. The Tom Morris 1821 Edition." Being sold by Wonderland Publications, The Captain's Edition of "GOLF" (often referred to as the "Golf Bible") is priced at $2,000 and would be a great addition to any library, whether you're a golf connoisseur buying it for yourself or for your club's collection.... Read More

Spider-Man and X-Men Top Sellers at $10.5 Million Comics & Comic Art Auction

Aug 1, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The recent Signature Vintage Comics & Comic Art Auction in Beverly Hills, California, set a world record for the single highest grossing comic and comic art auction to date. With reported total sales of $10,461,790 million...... Read More

La Palina Cigars Brings Us the Family-Inspired "Goldie"

Jul 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

For those interested in luxury cigar brands and the stories behind them, La Palina Cigars may be familiar to you. The company first got its start in 1896 in Chicago by Samuel Paley and has since gone through many incarnations over the years, with owners finding lasting careers in radio advertising and undergoing a brief hiatus. Regardless of where the company was, it seemed dedicated to family and tradition...... Read More

Jack Nicklaus Golf Academy Opens in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico

Jul 25, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The recent opening of the Jack Nicklaus Golf Academy in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico has prompted superlative reviews from the golfing community at large. The academy is located on the expansive Nayar Golf Course. From PGA pros to weekend players, the third Jack Nicklaus academy in Mexico, and the fifteenth worldwide, is apparently receiving great feedback.... Read More

Ferrari Golf Collection's Aerodynamic Driver

Jul 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Ferrari is certainly one of the top luxury car brands and now they've teamed up with Cobra to create top-of-the-line golf gear, because you've always wanted clubs to match your F12berlinetta, right? While the clubs aren't actually released on the market until August 2012, you may want to create your wish list now because we're guessing these drivers and gear are going to go fast.... Read More

Whitney Houston and Jennifer Lopez Costumes to be Auctioned

Jul 23, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Profiles in History's newest auction has quite the selection of Hollywood memorabilia, offering up everything from Tom Cruise's 1970 Porsche from Risky Business to Michael Keaton's Batman cowl and Michelle Pfeiffer's screen-worn Catwoman suit. With costumes being such an important part of film, it's no surprise that the auction, taking place in Calabasas Hills, CA on July 30-31, has so many iconic ones to choose from.... Read More

Camacho Cigars | Get a "2-Hour Smoke" With The Liberty Series

Jul 19, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Camacho Cigars has been in business since the 60's and has been providing handmade, luxury cigars ever since. The company is known for supplying tobacco from various different origins, and vintages. Their newest offering is their annual Liberty Series, which they consider to be their crown jewel and was made using the "best concept blend of the year." This 2012 blend features four priming's strictly from their Corojo crop of 2008, which was all grown together on the same lot specifically for these cigars.... Read More

Stave Puzzles Will Delight and Confuse

Jul 13, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

For anyone who has ever been on a luxury vacation you know that you can't fill every hour with site exploration and jungle treks, sometimes you just want to sit down with a glass of wine and enjoy some downtime. Stave Puzzles, located in Norwich, Vermont, makes unique puzzles for all those exact moments. Especially great for families, these neat puzzles are hand-cut from wood with no two ever cut the same. There are various style options, like Traditional, Troublemakers, and Tricks and Teasers, making Stave Puzzles a great way to spend a rainy afternoon.... Read More

Discovery of Collectible Baseball Cards Worth More than $3 Million

Jul 11, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

A literal treasure chest of collectible baseball cards with an estimated value of more than $3 million surfaced in the attic of a house in Defiance, Ohio, this winter, according to a report filed this morning on the website of the Pittsburgh Post... Read More

GolfSense Gives 3D Renderings to Improve Your Swing

Jul 10, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Golf is one of those sports that divides people down the middle; you seem to either love it and make it your life, or you don't really care it exists at all. For those who fall in the former category, you'll probably want to know about GolfSense, a small luxury gadget that attaches to your glove and helps hone in on your perfect swing. The little device, once synced with a mobile device, can give great 3D renderings of your swing, down to the smallest of details.... Read More

Experience Brazil In 3-D With Visionaire 62 RIO

Jul 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

3-D imagery just got hotter thanks to the super cool Visionaire 62 RIO, which explores the different facets of the Brazilian city of Rio. Based on the 19th century fascination with stereotypes that furnished images of far off travels to people around the world, the Visionaire 62 RIO gives travel lovers a glimpse of the diverse city, in 3D.... Read More

Washington's Copy of Acts of Congress Sells for $9.8 Million at Auction

Jun 26, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

An annotated copy of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights owed by President George Washington sold for $9,826,500 at Christie’s New York on Friday, June 22, 2012. The selling price sets a new record for an American book or a historical document sold at auction. The world’s premier auction house reported that the signature and notations of Washington are in near-pristine condition 223 years after being executed by the first president of the U.S.... Read More

Echopark Guitars | 100% Handmade Luxury Instruments

Jun 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

Founded by Gabriel Currie in 2011, Echopark Guitars supplies the world with 100% handcrafted luxury guitars that are vintage-toned and styled. With his extensive history crafting for musicians like Jonny '2Bags' Wickersham (Social Distortion), Brad Whitford (Aerosmith), and Monte Pittman (Madonna, Prong), Currie decided to make his high-quality instruments into a business.... Read More

Faber-Castell Announces "Pen of the Year 2012"

Jun 20, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Since being founded over 250 years ago in Germany, Faber-Castell has striven to be one of the world leaders in the design and creation of unique writing utensils. With 8th generation Count Anton Faber-Castell at the company head, the reveal of their limited edition "Pen of the Year 2012" shows that the company's eye for luxury pens is getting stronger.... Read More

Camping Gets a Facelift With Glamorous Tents By Shelter Co

Jun 8, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Remember how fun it was to camp in the great outdoors or even just the backyard when you were a kid? Endeavoring to relive that nostalgia comes a grown-up dose of luxury camping from Shelter Co. Shelter Co. provides fully furnished, European style canvas tents and all necessary amenities, anywhere you want. Group camping trips, weddings, family reunions, corporate... Read More

First Birks Canadian Diamond Awards Presented at Cannes Film Festival

Jun 5, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Canadian actresses Sarah Gadon and Emily Hampshire are the first recipients of a Birks Canadian Diamond award. The debut ceremony took place at the Cannes Film Festival during Telefilm Canada’s Tribute to Canadian Talent press event and reception on May 23, 2012. A 3D etching, “BIRKS AMORIQUE DIAMOND,” appears on the Birks Canadian trophy, which is made of crystal and a Birks’ proprietary diamond and sets on a frame of Canadian cherry wood.... Read More

From Lennon to Gaga, Prized Sports & Music Collectibles To Be Auctioned

Jun 4, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The items to be sold at the upcoming Sports Legends and Music Icons event by Julien's Auctions are likely to interest collectors and enthusiasts alike. The two-day auction will take in Beverly Hills, California, from June 23—24, 2012.... Read More

Davidoff Launches Elegant New Line of Cigars

Jun 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza  |  3 Comments

Davidoff, one of the best luxury brands of Swiss tobacco, was established in 1968 by Russian-born entrepreneur Zino Davidoff. For decades Davidoff has been revered for its trademark quality and taste. The brand recently announced the anticipated launch of a new line of cigars, Puro d’Oro Gigantes, which will be released during July and August of 2012.... Read More

See What Surprising Beverage This $6K Arcade Serves Up

May 31, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

The flames of the Octane 120 Pro Beer Arcade are meant to fire up everybody to take the challenge. This machine comes equipped with 12 arcade games and holds up to 10 gallons of cold beer. Dream Arcades, the manufacturer of the eclectic, home electronic gadget says that its machine has the three things all gamers want in an arcade station... Read More

Annie Oakley, Buffalo Bill and Colonel Custer Artifacts Head to Auction

May 30, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

More than 300 artifacts from some of the most prominent names of American West history will go to auction in Dallas, Texas, at Heritage Auctions' Legends of the American West Signature event on June 10, 2012.... Read More

Louis Vuitton Golf Bags | Summer's Newest Luxury Accessory

May 25, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

With the weather heating up, you're going to want to hit the green with the season's must-have accessory: Louis Vuitton's 2012 Spring/Summer Golf Bags. Carry your gear in style with the luggage king's newest sporty carryall. The superluxe bags have space and accommodations for everything you need to play an 18-round game.... Read More

Christie's Luxury Week to Feature Rare Watches, Jewelry, Wine & More

May 25, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Christie’s New York is having its bi-annual auction series devoted to the finest in jewelry, watches, wine and 20th century design. Christies Luxury Week is a four-day affair that will run from June 12-15, 2012. Over the course of four days, the special event will include five separate sales events that will focus on the aforementioned categories. More than 1,000 items will be offered. Christie’s pre-auction sales estimate for the auction of luxury goods exceeds $23 million.... Read More

Honda UNI-CUB | Why Walk When You Can Ride?

May 23, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Honda UNI-CUB is an all-electric, self-balancing vehicle that cruises at three miles per hour and folds up for easy storage when not in use. This is the evolution of the U3-X personal mobility device that Honda introduced in 2009, when it was defined as a “self-balancing unicycle.”... Read More

Rare Honus Wagner Rookie Card & Mike Tyson Collection in Catalog Auction

May 22, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Leland Auction House, which is arguably the largest auctioneer in the sports collectibles and memorabilia industry, kicked off its annual Spring Catalog Auction last Friday, May 18, 2012.... Read More

Babe Ruth Jersey Sets Record Selling for Over $4 Million at Auction

May 21, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

A circa 1920s New York Yankees baseball jersey worn by Babe Ruth sold for more than $4.4 million at an auction held by California-based sports auctioneer SCP Auctions over the weekend. The earliest known New York Yankees’ team "away" jersey worn by the Bambino sold for $4,415,658.... Read More

Vintage Comics & Comic Art Auction Brings in $5.49+ Million

May 17, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

A panel page of original art from a Silver Surfer comic book set a record for the highest price paid for a panel page when it sold for $155,350. Three comics in all topped the $100,000 mark in Dallas, Texas, at the Vintage Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction held by Heritage Auctions. The two-day event occurred May 10-11, 2012, and took in $5,493,746.... Read More

BMC Introduces the Limited Edition Lamborghini impec Bicycle

May 16, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

If you love race bikes and are a fan of Lamborghini’s stylish automobiles, then you’re going to really appreciate the merging of the two. The Swiss Bicycle Manufacturing Company (BMC) is an expert when it comes to creating unique, detailed bikes for the city, track, or trail. With equal passion for high-end, innovative products, BMC teamed up with luxury car maker to create a limited edition, high-tech bicycle for the select few who can produce the purchase price.... Read More

Audi E-Bike Wörthersee Takes Cyclists for the Ride of Their Lives

May 14, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Electric bicycles are nothing new, but one that can go up to 50mph certainly is. Audi took some time out from making luxury cars to debut their new e-bike, the Wörthersee prototype that can do just that, and more, according to Inhabitat.com.... Read More

Camping in a Bubble(Tree)| A Different Take on Glamping

May 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  2 Comments

If you have ever wanted to live in a goldfish bowl, then Camping in a Bubble just might be the perfect activity for you. The bubble tents are designed... Read More

Jet Pack Personal Flight Becomes a Pay-By-the-Hour Reality

May 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

“I want to fly.” It’s every child’s ultimate fantasy. And now, the reality of flying high above sea level, propelled by a jet pack and unencumbered by parachute or artificial wings, is attainable, by the half-hour rental. A handful of outfitters are approved to offer the experience to the public. Less than a month after opening to the public, Fort Lauderdale company Rocketman is poised for aggressive expansion.... Read More

Ted Williams Memorabilia Auction Fetches Over $3.5 Million

Apr 30, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

An auction consisting mainly of items owned by legendary baseball player Ted Williams held at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts over the weekend, grossed more than $3.5 million.... Read More

Lost Crates Bring the Best in Design to Your Doorstep

Apr 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Sometimes you want something to make your room, office, or friend feel truly special, but you don't quite know what it is. Luckily you're likely to find the perfect thing you didn't even know you needed with Lost Crates, a subscription service that delivers design to your doorstep.... Read More

Tumi & Designer Dror Release Transformative Luggage Line

Apr 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  1 Comment

It may not be reinventing the wheel, but the new Dror for Tumi Collection comes close to being the most amazing innovation for travel pieces since collapsible handles on a suitcase. Designer Dror is well-known for his innovations to the design world and his... Read More

Honus Wagner Baseball Card Sells at Auction for $1.23 Million

Apr 23, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

A rare Honus Wagner T-206 baseball card sold for $1.23 million at an auction on Friday, April 20, 2012. Auction house Goodwin & Co. reports that the “Holy Grail” of baseball cards sold for more than four times its pre-auction estimated sales price at $300,000. Fourteen bids raised... Read More

Tasting Biodynamic Wines from California, Chile, and New Zealand

Apr 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen  |  2 Comments

Whether you’re a casual tippler or a total wine snob, chances are you’ve heard of a winemaking term called biodynamics. You usually get one of two responses when you mention biodynamics to a room full of oenophiles.... Read More

Christie's Third Annual Green Auction Offers Luxury Prizes

Mar 29, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

From now through April 19 you can bid on an incredible number of exclusive items and experiences during Christie’s third annual Green Auction: Bid to Sa Catamarans, Watches, Cameron Diaz & More in Christie's Bid to Save the Earth Auction... Read More

LottoGopher.com Adds Luxury to Buying California Lottery Tickets

Mar 29, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

With the jackpot of the California Lottery setting at a new all-time high of $500 million, the sales of lottery tickets are soaring. The situation has provided some extra-special attention in the direction of a niche, luxury service club that enables California residents to buy lottery tickets online.... Read More

Assouline Publishes World's First Waterproof Coffee Table Book

Mar 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

Assouline, the world's most renowned publisher of luxury books on fashion, travel and style, has come out with the world’s first waterproof coffee table tome. South Pole: The British Antarctic Expedition 1910–1913, produced in a limited edition of 150 copies priced at $3,000 apiece, features forewords by HRH Prince Albert of Monaco and HRH Princess Anne of Great Britain.... Read More

James Cameron, National Geographic & Rolex to Dive to Ocean's Deepest Point

Mar 15, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Filmmaker James Cameron will attempt to reach the world's deepest point beneath the ocean’s surface with the launching of the Deepsea Challenge. The dive will take place about 200 miles southwest of Guam in the Pacific Ocean.... Read More

Grasse, France – The World’s Capital of Scent

Mar 8, 2012  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne

French perfume: synonymous with romance, history…A little north (15 km) of Cannes and just east of Nice, lies a provincial town on the French Riviera that is noted as the world’s perfume capital, producing more than 2/3 of the country’s naturally derived scents and harvesting upwards of 27 tons of Jasmine annually. Jasmine is not only one of the most commonly used flowers in perfume blending, it is also one of the world’s most expensive natural fragrances.Situated 350 meters above sea level and blessed by warmth from the Riviera, this region’s climate makes for an ideal growing region. The world’s most prolific “noses” – from perfumers to gastronomes – consult this historic town for inspiration, study, and... Read More

Which U.S. Nightclub Made $70 Million in 2011?

Mar 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza  |  1 Comment

Technomic Inc. & Nightclub.com took a look at some of the country’s hottest bars and nightclubs and put together a list of the Top 100 highest grossing venues in 2011. Check out their picks to see where celebrities, A-listers, and socialites spent their cash last year in each of these major party cities.... Read More

Home Delivery of Wine by the Glass Courtesy of TastingRoom.com

Mar 6, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Online retailer TastingRoom.com recently added a niche luxury service with the home delivery of premium wine by the glass...or glasses. The announcement of the new at-your-door deluxe service also introduced its first brand to the market: “2007 Silver Oak Cabernet by the Glass.”... Read More

Babe Ruth Yankees Jersey Expected to Top 7 Figures at Auction

Feb 28, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

SCP Auctions will bring to auction one of the earliest known jerseys worn by New York Yankees legend Babe Ruth. A circa 1920 Yankees road jersey worn by Ruth is considered one of the most valuable pieces of sports memorabilia ever auctioned. Ruth wore the jersey shortly after being traded to the Yankees from the Boston Red Sox.... Read More

Celebrities' Backstage Food Demands

Feb 22, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

Everyone fantasizes about being a celebrity at some point or another. Flying around the world in first class, indulging your creative side — even if that means wearing a meat dress — can be a pretty good life, right? One of the most well-known perks of being a celebrity is being able to order whatever snacks might strike your fancy and have them delivered backstage or to your trailer.... Read More

Drew Barrymore Gets Into the Wine Business

Feb 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Deidre Woollard

The latest celebrity in the wine business is actress, producer and director Drew Barrymore. Wilson Daniels Ltd. has been named exclusive U.S. importer for Barrymore Wines. Drew's first offering is a Pinot Grigio from Italy.... Read More

Tumi's Tegra-Lite Collection | Ultra-Light and Heavy Duty Luggage

Feb 13, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  3 Comments

These luggage and traveling accessories by Tumi demonstrate that electronic gadgetry is not the only place where smarter technology is making better products. The same company that in the 1980s introduced carrying cases for travelers made of ballistic-nylon, presents its latest innovation with the Tegra-Lite collection.... Read More

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Him and Her

Feb 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  3 Comments

With Valentine's Day a week away, the pressure to find the perfect romantic gift can get intense. Here are a few creative ways to please the special someone in your life.... Read More

Steven Tyler to Auction Seat at Elton John's Academy Awards Viewing Party

Feb 6, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

American Idol judge Steven Tyler is auctioning off a seat at his table for the upcoming Elton John AIDS Foundation’s 20th annual Academy Awards Viewing Party. The winning bidder will be the special guest of Steven Tyler and Erin Brady and dine at their table at the West Hollywood Park in West Hollywood, California. Charitybuzz is managing the Steven Tyler auction for the EJAF.... Read More

10 Outrageous Super Bowl Parties

Feb 2, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

While many celebrate the Super Bowl with parties at home, the week leading up to the big game has turned into a 24/7 bacchanal featuring booze, scantily clad women, and a roster of A-list and has-been names looking to party in the host city. From Playboy and Maxim to Diddy and Usher, everyone is looking to outdo the other, and make a little cash in the process.... Read More

Louis Vuitton Polo Bike Adds Style to the Sport

Jan 12, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Whenever luxury brand Louis Vuitton comes out with a new product, we just have to share it with our readers; and this one happens to be a little different than the usual purses and apparel.... Read More

Ultimate Adult Baseball Camps Help Players and Coaches Up Their Game

Jan 11, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

What a golf academy provides for serious golfers, the baseball camps by the Ultimate Adult Baseball Camp do for advanced-level teenagers and adult baseball players who are looking to improve their game.... Read More

Celebrity Net Worths Revealed | Paris Hilton, Britney Spears & More

Jan 7, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

We all know celebrities get paid millions to act in movies, pose for magazine covers, show their faces at nightclubs, put their names on products, and so much more. How much does Paris Hilton make, for example? MSN just reported that she has banked around $1.3 billion (not million, BILLION) since 2005 from her 35 stores, 17 product lines, 14 fragrances, and Paris Hilton Beach Club chain among other sources of revenue.... Read More

Ralph Lauren to Sponsor St. Moritz Polo World Cup on Snow

Jan 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The St. Moritz Polo World Cup on Snow in the famed Swiss ski resort is one of the world’s most fashionable events; but this season it’s set to get even more stylish. Ralph Lauren will sponsor a team this year and serve as Official Outfitter for the tournament, which will be held on the frozen Lake St. Moritz from January 26 through January 29.... Read More

Travel Books to Inspire Your 2012 New Year's Resolutions

Jan 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

In case you’re in need of inspiration for your 2012 New Year’s resolutions, check out our roundup of recent travel titles, ranging from intellectual to aspirational to a little bit off the rails. Whether you plan to ditch the desk job for good in the upcoming year or just go on a bucket list trip to the bottom of the world, these authors will guide you by example. Enjoy from the armchair or get out there and write your own!... Read More

10 Lavish Athlete Birthday Bashes

Jan 4, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

It’s the best kind of present sports fans could ever ask for this year — the season openers for the 2011-2012 NBA season on Dec. 25. Many eyes will be on LeBron James and his Heat teammates this year, already championship favorites according to the NY Daily News. But it’s not just about the game this year. December 30 is a mere five days after that season opener, and you know what that means — James’ 27th birthday.... Read More

Two New Books Celebrate Steve McQueen, the 'King of Cool'

Jan 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Steve McQueen is one of those icons whom designers never tire of referencing, and style buffs never tire of imitating. With good reason — few Hollywood heavyweights had as much authentic charm and rugged elegance.... Read More

 
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