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Assouline's Craft Cocktails Celebrates The New Golden Age of Mixology

May 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Craft Cocktails, a cool new coffee table book from French luxury publisher Assouline, celebrates the new golden age of the cocktail as a “culinary art form”. In the posh volume world-renowned mixologist Brian Van Flandern, former chief cocktail maker at Michelin three-star chef Thomas Keller’s Per Se in New York and the Carlyle Hotel, shares some of his innovative recipes conceived while working for Keller and other famed chefs — including Mario Batali and Michel Richard.... Read More

Prince Harry to Play Charity Polo Match vs. Nacho Figueras in Greenwich

May 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

England’s dashing royal sportsman Prince Harry will finish off his official tour of the U.S. this month by playing in a charity polo match at Connecticut’s Greenwich Polo Club on May 15. The Royal Salute Sentebale Polo Cup will benefit Sentebale, the charity founded by the Prince in 2006 to improve healthcare and education for the children of Lesotho, Africa.... Read More

Zuri Bamboo Bikes are Cool, Sustainable and Create Jobs in Africa

May 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

Bamboo is becoming one of the hottest materials to fashion luxury bicycles from, competing with common materials like aluminum and carbon fiber with its sustainability, light weight and durability. In a world where everyone wants to stand out from the crowd, having the unique look of a bamboo frame certainly doesn't hurt. Germany-born Zuri is one such company that hand builds bicycles in Africa from locally sourced bamboo, crafting eco-conscious cycles designed for both city cruising and mountain biking.... Read More

The Kentucky Derby: Where Decadence Meets Depravity

May 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Kentucky Derby is widely considered to be "The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports" but do you know why? Sure, the most obvious answer is that it’s a horse race and those are quick and exciting, but it's more than that. Steeped in rich tradition that combines glamour and debauchery, the Kentucky Derby is actually the gateway race to the US Triple Crown, meaning that a horse has to win the Derby if it wants to continue on to the next two legs — the Preakness Stakes and then the Belmont Stakes. Even though it's the first round to the crown, the Derby is thought of by many as the most prestigious horse race in the nation and with a history dating back to 1875, there are a lot reasons to be impressed.... Read More

13 Mind-blowing Caves Around the World

May 2, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

From colorful rock formations and dripping stalactites to ancient underground cities and sparkling ice crystals, the beauty of mother earth is undeniable. Whether you're an adventure traveler, a history buff, or simply someone who just appreciates a beautiful photo, here's a look at some of the world's most breathtaking caves and caverns.... Read More

6 of the Top Horse Racing Tracks In the World

May 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Horse racing is one of the world's oldest sporting events, filled with adrenaline and excitement, dating back to the ancient Greek Olympics in 648 BC. Since, it has become an event filled with esteem, sophistication, and tradition — not to mention parties. The horses and their riders are respected and admired as they barrel towards a common goal, the finish line. There are many tracks all over the world but only a few are known as the biggest and best, hosting the most popular horse races known — like the Kentucky Derby and the Royal Ascot — and offering the best luxury amenities out there.... Read More

 
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