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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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."
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.
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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