The 2014 Cannes Film Festival (May 14-25) finally released this year's line-up and while there are literally tons of films we're excited to see (The Rover, David Michôd's anticipated follow-up to Animal Kingdom, definitely comes to mind), we are even more thrilled to see so many female filmmakers represented!
To the golf novice, flicks centered around the sport may not seem like a very exciting cornerstone of film. But when you actually start listing them in your mind, you begin to realize just how many amazing characters have been created over the years (either based in reality or completely fabricated and unrealistic —- looking at you Happy Gilmore).
The Malt Room on Belfast’s downtown Great Victoria Street may look inconspicuous from the outside, but once you walk in you are overtaken by the series of interconnecting rooms. The two-floor restaurant features stucco ceilings, ornate wall paneling with a lion face motif, chandeliers, curved balconies, metal railings and a broad staircase — all reflecting a predominantly ash-gray color scheme with contrasting touches of vivid red.
The only thing better than owning a brand new, fully-furnished, high-tech, state-of-the-art family home in Nashville, Tennessee, is getting one for free and having it star in its own TV show. HGTV has put out a virtual welcome mat by inviting the world to enter its annual dream home giveaway and to tour the 2014 Smart Home in an online portfolio.
Formula One World Champion Jenson Button has been spotted driving something more regal than his usual McLaren supercar. As a long time admirer of the Rolls-Royce marque, this year he will drive the company's pinnacle range of cars during the 2014 Formula One season. Jenson chose a number of models (including the Wraith, Phantom Drophead Coupé and Ghost) to get to 10 of this year's Grand Prix rounds, keeping him riding in style throughout his F1 travels.
The futuristic, architecturally important mid-century estate in Palm Springs where Elvis and Priscilla Presley spent their honeymoon in 1967 has been listed for sale at $9.5 million. Called the "The House of Tomorrow" in 1962 by Look Magazine, the luxury home is being brokered by Josh Altman, star of Bravo's Million Dollar Listing, through Hilton & Hyland.
Sunshine, picnic blankets, girls in flowing dresses, hula-hoops…they all mean that music festival season has officially begun. The first weekend of Coachella has wrapped up (with the second weekend coming up quick), but there are so many other options out there, whether you are a Philharmonic fan or an indie rocker.
When a yacht brand refers to itself as the "Aston Martin of the Seas," we take notice. Hampshire, UK-based Hunton Powerboats manufactures made to order powerboats that are packed with bespoke British furniture, teak wood and leather.
A new piece of gesture-controlled technology called Ring has far surpassed its funding goal of $250,000 through Kickstarter (pulling in $880,998) and will begin shipments in July. Logbar, the team behind Ring, is looking to ride the coattails of the wearable technology boom while implementing a completely unique way to interact with the digital world.
2014 marks the 25th anniversary of British audio brand Meridian's very first digital speaker launch, the D600 — which was actually the "fist digital loudspeaker in the world." They decided to celebrate the occasion by creating a Special Edition series of three new models, the Meridian DSP Digital Active Loudspeakers, which are finally available to order.
Like many other industries, the liquor trade is rapidly conglomerating into large corporate groups. Names like Diageo, United Spirits Limited, Pernord Ricard, Suntory/Beam and Bacardi account for the lion's share of sales, but right behind them is Gruppo Campari.
Whisky connoisseurs know that if they're looking for a smokey, peated malt, they need to look to Islay. The Scottish isle is known around the world for its peated whiskies, home as it is to such distilleries as Laphroaig, Ardbeg and Lagavulin.
With production of the 300 coupes completed and the additional 150 roadsters almost all spoken for, Bugatti only has a handful of Veyrons left to sell, but sell them they will. And when all 450 have been built, there will be no more. But that doesn't mean your chance to buy one — even direct from Bugatti itself — will have passed, because the luxury car brand has announced its first certified pre-owned program.
For anyone interested in space history (and have a couple million bucks to spend), we have found an incredible opportunity to own a real piece of historic memorabilia. Lempertz Auctions will be holding a very special Space Sale featuring a Vozvrashchayemyi Apparat Space Capsule at their recently opened location in Brussels on May 7.
If you're the type of person who has paparazzi hiding in your bushes — maybe you're a controversial politician or a famous pop star — than security is probably a pretty major concern. Strategically planning outings and hiring a few body guards is a good step, but you may want to consider a protected car to ride in and that's where Inkas Armored Vehicles come in.
The newly released rosé from Chateau Mirival, the vineyard owned by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in the South of France, has arrived at local wine merchants and is selling like hotcakes. This marks the second release for the wine since the
Having a boat means you need somewhere to dock it and that often means your boat is nowhere near your home. That's not a problem with The Boat House though, since you can actually drive your vessel right into the center of the house!
The two most exclusive yacht clubs in the world, the New York Yacht Club in Newport, RI and the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, are joining forces to stage an epic Transatlantic Race in June of 2015.
When journalists get to try a bike out, they usually have at least two days (or perhaps even a weekend) to become accustomed to the machine and get a proper feeling for it. That's what I was expecting when the HP2 Sport from BMW arrived in Ireland for press to try out, though I quickly learned that this time would be different.
Stella Artois has a pretty complicated nine-step pouring ritual — you've seen it in their inventive commerical spots — and it can be pretty hard to replicate at home if you don't have beer on tap. The not-so-subtly-named PerfectDraft has recently been embraced quite heavily by the Belgium brand, as the gadget can you help achieve the ideal pour from your own home.
When you’re a die-hard music fan, discovering new bands and helping others see the potential in an emerging artist is an essential part of your day-to-day life. You browse online blogs, search through various music magazines, read forums, and go to local shows—all in the hopes of uncovering fresh sounds, inspiring lyrics and original talent.
Billionaire banker, philanthropist, and former Chase Manhattan Bank CEO David Rockefeller could obviously own any boat in the world. However, when he heads out on the water in Southwest Harbor, Maine, his hand is on the tiller of a Hinckley — vessels which have been built by hand in Southwest Harbor since 1928.
For many years Gulfstream has dominated the private jet market, but that’s set to change when the first new Cessna Citation X is delivered later this year. Priced at $22.95 million, the plane has been certified by the FAA at mach 0.935 or 617 mph, officially making it the "world’s fastest civilian aircraft" — a title that up until now has been held by the Gulfstream G650.
When I called Judianna Makovsky for a chat, Gary Ross happened to be on the other line — no big deal. Nominated for three Oscars, the costume designer has had a long run in the movie business without ever limiting herself to any one specific genre. Sure, she's worked with Ross several times (from 1988's Big to 2003's Seabiscuit to their most recent Peter Pan project), but that's because her decision to work on a film is hugely influenced by the people backing it.
Semi-precious gemstones are constantly used in jewelry designs, but it's not often that we see them dedicated to home décor and landscape in stand-out ways. Bespoke company Opulent Luxuries, founded by Jeff Rutstein, sources some of the world's finest A/A+ gemstones found in secluded regions of Brazil and custom creates pretty much anything you could ever ask for.
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