The annual Gumball 3000 rally, a rolling 3,000 mile festival of crazy driving and debauchery that features the world’s most exclusive supercars, is set for its new route from Miami to Ibiza in June. This year’s race, which costs about $40,000 to participate in, will travel across two continents and five countries with various parties, concerts and VIP events along the way. The race will start in Miami on June 4 and make stops in New York, Atlanta, Edinburgh, London, Paris, Barcelona and Ibiza, and end on June 11.
New restaurants open all the time, but the upcoming SubliMotion at the Hard Rock Hotel in Playa d'en Bossa in Ibiza, Spain is a little different. According to Business Insider, SubliMotion will be "the most expensive restaurant in the world," costing over $2,000 a person.
Bentley Motors revealed three hybrid concepts during the Beijing International Automotive Show earlier this month, but — as Bentley isn't content unless they're making the best — these hybrids are unlike any you've seen before. Where many luxury automotive companies make sacrifices to performance to bring weight down and efficiency up when designing with this technology, Bentley's unveiling shows just how luxurious and sexy a hybrid can be.
We are loving the uprising of monthly members' clubs that have been popping up all over the place, from men's shaving clubs to cute DIY project boxes, and the culinary world has seen quite a few. You can join ones that send you unique coffee blends or ones that target craft beer enthusiasts, but The FareTrade really stands out to us as the one we want to sign up for immediately.
When you're adrift out on open water aboard a luxury yacht, relaxing is pretty much at the forefront of your mind. Once you're done lazing in the sun and getting a tan, you're probably going to start seeking some fun activities and we've found one that's so much cooler than the typical water sports you know of.
Keels & Wheels Concours D'Elegance (May 2-4) is gearing up for their classic automobile auction, put on by collector car company Motostalgia. Taking place in Seabrook, Texas (which is a little south of Houston), the auction is promising a pretty nice line-up, including a 10-car collection and a 2008 Bugatti Veyron.
Spring is here and that means we have been spending a lot of time outside, soaking in the sun and enjoying some fresh air. How much time we spend outdoors though is usually dictated by somewhere comfortable to lounge, and that's where a daybed comes in.
No self-respecting, self-proclaimed video game fanatic would be caught dead without a full-size motion simulator in their home, especially if you're obsessed with racing games. CXC Simulations enlisted the help of former Ferrari Formula One mechanical/electrical engineer Josh Allen for their Motion Pro II, making the virtual experience "nearest to reality than anything else on the market today."
The Boom Boom speaker may not be the biggest piece of audio equipment you've ever experienced, but we love its compact and geometric design. The wireless gadget is meant to be simple and instinctive, made in a shape that engages with your creative side. Designed by Mathieu Lehanneur, Boom Boom can be positioned in whatever way you want, having no right top or bottom — plus since it's covered in a soft silicon, it's apparently pretty comfortable it your hand too.
The 100-year-old BenRiach Distillery has remained one of Scotland’s best-kept secrets, known only to whisky connoisseurs who came across its unique blend produced in the Heart of Speyside. But that’s so 1898. Fast forward to 2014, the year BenRiach opened its cask vaults to introduce four new limited releases to the U.S. market: The BenRiach Horizons 12 Year Old Triple Distilled, The BenRiach Solstice 2nd Edition 17-Year-Old, The BenRiach Septendecim 17-Year-Old Peated Single Malt, and The BenRiach Authenticus 25-Year-Old Peated Single Malt. The secret is out, and the awards have started rolling in.
Longview, the most significant residential real estate offering ever to come to market in New Hampshire, has been listed for sale through Christie’s International Real Estate at a staggering $49 million. One of the most exclusive properties anywhere in New England, the estate is situated on 16.56 acres on New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee with the likes of Mitt Romney and other wealthy denizens inhabiting more modest mansions nearby.
Filling your home with living flowers is one of the quickest ways to bring nature inside for Earth Day, making your space feel graceful and thriving. We can trace our admiration for flora all the way back to the Paleolithic Period, when Neanderthals apparently buried their dead with flowers containing therapeutic properties — a discovery which changed the way we think about Neanderthals today.
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.
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