21 Nations Prepare for the Upcoming 2014 Rolex Swan Cup in Italy

Rolex Swan Cup
LUXURY YACHTS | by: DAMON M. BANKS

The thrill of the much-anticipated Rolex Swan Cup will once again be experienced when it kicks off on September 8. Luxury yacht owners from all over the world will gather for a week of competition, friendship, and glamour at the Italian seaside resort of Porto Cervo in northern Sardinia. The level of sophistication experienced here is hard to match thanks to the 30-year successful partnership between Rolex, Nautor’s Swan, and the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda—three international brands synonymous with luxury and excellence. 

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Get Your Very Own Limited Edition Spaceship for Only $23K

Reuge, musicmachine 2, mb&f
LEISURE | by: MILA PANTOVICH

If you fancy yourself a hardcore science-fiction fan and have George Takei's Twitter account as your homepage, you're going to love MB&F's MusicMachine 2 (MM2), which was made by Reuge. Taking on the shape of a spacecraft, the fancy Swiss music box plays songs from Star Wars, Star Trek, and even the The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin. If this sounds familiar, you may remember reading about Reuge's Musical Starship last year, which took on a much different shape.

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Polaris Takes on Trikes With the Launch of Their First Three-Wheeler Slingshot

Polaris Three-Wheeler Slingshot
LUXURY CARS | by: MILA PANTOVICH

Polaris may already be known for their snowmobiles and off-road cars, but now they've added their very first three-wheeler to their repertoire. Earlier in the week they unveiled their new Polaris Slingshot, a motorcycle with three wheels and a lot of power. 

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$15M El Milagro Estate Scores Highest Recorded Price in Rancho Santa Fe Since 2008

Concierge Auctions, El Milagro, california, real estate
HOUSE | by: MILA PANTOVICH

Last month we told you about the amazing El Milagro estate in Rancho Santa Fe, which Concierge Auctions was auctioning off on August 15, and we weren't surprised at all to learn that the property sold for a whopping $15 million. The auction house announced that after eight bidders fought over the property, El Milagro's final sale is now the "highest recorded price in the exclusive Covenant of Rancho Santa Fe since a $15M sale in October, 2008."

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Interview: Edgy Interior Designer Karina Wiciak Uncovers the Inspiration Behind Her Compelling XII Collection

Wamhouse , karina wiciak, restaurant designs
HOUSE | by: MILA PANTOVICH

If you've seen any images from Karina Wiciak's XII collection, you won't soon forget her work. The Wamhouse designer's long-term project is a series of 12 luxury restaurants that completely reinterprets the dining space, combining elements of horror and fantasy to create otherworldly scenes.

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Largest Yacht Ever Built in China is Officially Off the Market

illusion, largest yacht built in china
LUXURY YACHTS | by: MILA PANTOVICH

Earlier in the month Pride Mega Yachts announced the sale of their massive vessel, Illusion, which is almost 300 feet long. While the company didn't make any mention of who bought it and for how much, the delivery date is for 2015 and they affirmed that Illusion is the "largest yacht ever built in China," so the price tag was probably pretty steep. 

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Practice Grilling With These 3 Recipes for Pork Sliders, Double Cut Pork Chops, & Grilled Whole Fish

grilling recipes
LUXEEPICURE | by: JUSTLUXE TEAM

Now that you've had some time to mull over Peter Kaminsky's fantastic grilling tips that we gave you earlier in the week, here are three new recipes to try out— Pork Pimenton Sliders with Bacon Jam, Double Cut Pork Chops with Malbec Marmalade, and Grilled Whole Fish with Lemon and Tarragon. Taken from his book, The Essential New York Times Grilling Cookbook, these meals are sure to blow everyone away this weekend. Plus, each one is paired with wine from Terrazas de los Andes, which according to Kaminsky pair beautifully with smoky, charred flavors.

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Rock Your House Party With Stiga's $15K 2,800-Watt Studio Table Tennis Set Up

Stiga $15K 2,800-Watt Studio Tennis Table
LEISURE | by: MILA PANTOVICH

If you're going to have table tennis set up in your luxury home, you may as well get one that doubles as a stereo. Stiga's new Studio table may look pretty normal from the top, but underneath the tennis net is a 2,800-watt sound system with eight 6x9 speakers, subwoofers and an amplifier—it's even Bluetooth capable and has LED lighting.

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Sinless & Healthy Recipes for Cornbread, Crab Wontons & Mai Tai Sorbet From Miraval Resort & Spa

Crab Wontons with Soy-Ginger Dipping Sauce
LUXEEPICURE | by: MILA PANTOVICH

Just because three-day holiday weekends give you an excuse to eat standard barbeque fare (like hamburgers, hot dogs, and all the potato salad), it doesn't mean that you can't break tradition and make some healthier alternatives—especially if you stressed out over getting your body bikini ready for the summer. Miraval Resort & Spa in Tuscon, AZ has the answer to your recipe needs for healthy cornbread, sorbet, and crab wontons—plus, not only would they fit in on the picnic table, they look pretty tasty too!

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2015 Corvette Z06 is Chevrolet's Most Powerful and Technologically Advanced Car Yet

Chevrolet 2015 Corvette Z06
LUXURY CARS | by: MILA PANTOVICH

Last week Chevrolet announced that their 2015 Corvette Z06 is getting a suggested retail price tag of $78,995, while the convertible version will retail for $83,995—pretty fair considering Chevrolet is hailing the Z06 as the "most powerful and technologically advanced model in the iconic car’s 62-year history." 

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Summon a Private Jet Right From Your Phone: JetSmarter is the Latest Uber of the Sky

JetSmarter, private jet app
AIRCRAFT | by: JUSTLUXE TEAM

The taxi-alternative Uber may have made it possible to make spur-of-the-moment decisions without having to worry about a ride, but air travel still requires a bit of planning and foresight. Or at least it used to before JetSmarter made its appearance in March 2013. The company's user-friendly app essentially allows you to hail a jet just like you would a car from Uber, making it easier than ever before to hop on a plane to Paris within just a few hours of booking. 

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Snatch Up This Award-Winning $12.7M Kailua Kona Pod-Like Home Before Someone Else Does

Kailua Kona,  Hualālai Resort, hawaii real estate
HOUSE | by: MILA PANTOVICH

The $12.7 million luxury home at 72-230 Kahikole Street, in the center of Hawaii's Hualālai Resort in Kailua Kona, has a pretty unique architectural design. Set up as a series of pods, each with unique features and views, the private residence showcases digitally-created wood ceilings and screens, water elements, and exotic finishes. Plus, it has won several awards, including the 2013 Hanley Wood Builder's Choice, Custom Home Award and the Best of the Year award from Interior Design Magazine in 2010.

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Grilling Tips From Essential New York Times Grilling Cookbook Author to Get You Through Labor Day Weekend

grilling
LUXEEPICURE | by: MILA PANTOVICH

Peter Kaminsky is an award-winning chef and the author of The Essential New York Times Grilling Cookbook, which compiles the best recipes and tips from the past 100 years of New York Times articles—meaning that he certainly knows how to get the most from a barbeque. Lucky for us, he was kind enough to share some of his most valuable grilling tips so we can rule Labor Day weekend BBQ scene. Ever wondered why you should be using charcoal or pondered over the importance of using a thermometer instead of winging it? He's got your answers, as well as some upcoming recipes that showcase his advice—they're also designed to be paired with Terrazas des los Andes wines, which go well with smoky, charred flavors.

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Breaking Bad & Sherlock Sweep the Emmys, Plus More Surprising Moments!

breaking bad emmys
ARTS & CULTURE | by: MILA PANTOVICH

Last night's Emmys saw some surprising losses (two words: True Detective) and some not so surprising wins (we all knew Breaking Bad would get some love after its final season, but who guessed Sherlock would be the biggest winner? Apparently not even the two stars since neither Martin Freeman nor Benedict Cumberbatch were there to accept their awards.). And can we all figure out just who exactly still watches The Big Bang Theory, because Jim Parsons won for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series again for the fourth year in a row—not to say Parsons isn't good (he's certainly the show's saving grace), but he was up against Ricky Gervais for 

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Grill Up This Double Cut Pork Chop With Malbec Marmalade Recipe

Double Cut Pork Chop With Malbec Marmalade
LUXEEPICURE | by: JUSTLUXE TEAM

You can't become the master (or mistress) of the grill without getting a lot of practice and thanks to Peter Kaminsky's tips and tricks of the trade, you now have plenty of knowledge to get started. He was even nice enough to share three of his best recipes, so now it's time for you to try his Double Cut Pork Chop With Malbec Marmalade.

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Food Network Star Justin Warner Breaks Down His 6 Favorite Burgers for Labor Day

Robert Mondavi Private Selection, justin warner
LUXEEPICURE | by: MILA PANTOVICH

We've given you plenty of recipes from Food Network star Justin Warner, who came up with fantastic dishes to pair with the Robert Mondavi Private Selection, and now we have six cool burger recipes for Labor Day weekend. Instead of just going the standard beef route, Justin covers all the bases (from a veggie option to bison and venison) and gives you a step-by-step look at his favorite six burgers. Each dish is broken down by protein, mix-ins, toppings, and condiments, showing you how easy it can be to blow your friends and family away at your next barbeque. 

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Lake Tahoe's Wild Wild West-Inspired Buffalo Creek Ranch Is Full of Waterfalls, Ponds & Old Saloons

Buffalo Creek Ranch
HOUSE | by: JUSTLUXE TEAM

Previously offered for $15.5 million, Buffalo Creek Ranch near Lake Tahoe in Nevada seems like the perfect refuge from city life—meaning this needs to be your vacation home. Plus, the ranch was designed to pay homage to the wild west, with a Jack Daniel's-themed train depot, a fully-restored 1923 caboose poker parlor, and a firehouse with its very own 1962 fire truck. Basically, it's an eccentric millionaire's dream.

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$19K Electric-Powered Radinn Wakeboard Will Be Your Next Summer Must-Have Water Toy

Radinn, wakeboard
LEISURE | by: MILA PANTOVICH

Sweden-based company Radinn may have created what could be the next must-have water toy, an electric-powered wakeboard that's controlled by a wireless remote control. The project first started back in 2012 when Radinn founder (and wakeboarder) Philip Werner decided to make one for himself as a site project while studying at Lund University. It apparently went pretty well since last year he created his company, got a team, and started making prototypes.

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Tonino Lamborghini Releases $4,000 Scratch Proof Limited Edition Antares Smartphone

Tonino Lamborghini antares
TECH | by: JUSTLUXE TEAM

Sometimes we forget that the iPhone isn't the only smartphone out there and Tonino Lamborghini's new limited edition Antares just reminded us. The Italian luxury group's new gadget combines Italian craftsmanship and a "scratch proof Gorilla Glass screen" with the mobile technology platform Android and quad core processor.

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From Aaron Paul to Pregnant Zoe Saldana: Here's What You Missed at Audi's Star-Studded Pre-Emmy Party

audi, emmy party
ARTS & CULTURE | by: MILA PANTOVICH

If you weren't among the lucky guests at last night's pre-Emmy party put on by Audi at Cecconi's in West Hollywood, you missed out on a lot. Stars like Aaron Paul, Michelle Dockery, Jon Voight, Zoe Saldana and Julie Bowen showed up to celebrate Emmys week in what was Audi's fifth annual event at the restaurant.

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From Grape to Bottle: Take Part in La Crema Winery's Virtual Vintner Experience

La Crema Winery, Virtual Vintner
LUXEEPICURE | by: MILA PANTOVICH

La Crema Winery is doing something a little different, offering wine connoisseurs the chance to actually be part of the winemaking process. Earlier in the month, La Crema launched Virtual Vintner, which is a unique digital experience that allows consumers to create a wine as a group.

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Windfall's Glittering Crystal Chandeliers: Good Enough for Cavalli, Good Enough for Us

Windfall Contemporary Crystal Lighting,chandeliers
HOUSE | by: MILA PANTOVICH

Where do Cartier, Mont Blanc, Harry Winston, and Robert Cavalli turn when in need of crystal chandeliers? Apparently, it's Windfall Contemporary Crystal Lighting and judging by their work, we're not surprised. Known worldwide for their dynamic contemporary designs, Windfall offers seven different collections, including a bespoke option, and works directly with architects and designers to meet all of their clients' needs.

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Artefacto's Milan-Inspired Warm Metals Furniture Collection Brings Hollywood Glamour & Curves

Artefacto furniture collection
HOUSE | by: MILA PANTOVICH

If you have been looking to give your luxury estate a home décor makeover, one that reflects a wide range of influences (from Hollywood glamour to metallic finishes), Artefacto's newest Warm Metals collection may be the winning ticket. Paulo Bacchi, owner of the Brazilian design house, drew upon his travels to Milan's Salone del Mobile for this new array of luxury furnishings that range in price from $1,176 to $5,900.

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Fluid Sculptural Staircase Makes This Exotic Mumbai Flat a Must-See

sculptural staircase
HOUSE | by: MILA PANTOVICH

Staircases are often overlooked in homes and end up being uninspiring and dull. After all, just because they all serve the same purpose doesn't mean they all have to look the same. When we first saw this two-story apartment in central Mumbai, India by Arquitectura en Movimiento Workshop, we immediately fell in love with the super cool staircase.

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Here's How to Make Grilled Whole Fish With Lemon And Tarragon

Grilled Whole Fish With Lemon And Tarragon
LUXEEPICURE | by: JUSTLUXE TEAM

You can't become the master (or mistress) of the grill without getting a lot of practice and thanks to Peter Kaminsky's tips and tricks of the trade, you now have plenty of knowledge to get started. He was even nice enough to share three of his best recipes, so now it's time for you to try his Grilled Whole Fish With Lemon And Tarragon.

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