It's hard to beat a good coconut cake, especially if you live in the South, but the actual baking can be a pain on your own. It's not because the cake is necessarily hard to get right, it's just that it may take more time than you're used to. If you're in the South — let's say Charleston — and you're in need of a decadent coconut cake, you probably won't find anything better than what comes out of the Peninsula Grill.
Actors and musicians may make a lot of money, but often their paychecks don't come close to those of professional athletes. These sports stars have to make sure they have the right home to throw their huge parties at and nothing says affluence better than indoor basketball courts and pools with shark tanks within. Here's some of our favorite flashy homes owned by the biggest celebrity athletes, and while some have changed hands, they're still worth taking a look at — who knows, one of them may even be on the market.
There is a new Jaguar sports car on the prowl...and it is coming to America this month. Luxury car maker Jaguar has launched a social media campaign that invites consumers to experience its F-Type model. The new vehicle is the deluxe automaker’s first new two-seat sports car to be released in 50 years. It is built akin to the Jaguar XK convertible but designed around a shorter chassis.
Scotland's glens, hills and islands are pocked with distilleries and while most are hard at work producing whisky, not all of them are active. Once-active distilleries like Banff, Rosebank and Port Ellen are what insiders classify as "silent stills." It's not every day that a silent still comes back to life, but that is precisely what has happened with the re-inauguration of Tamdhu.
With a product portfolio as extensive as it boasts, Mercedes-Benz is constantly rolling out new models – everything from coupes and convertibles to crossovers and sport-utility vehicles. But one of its longest-serving model lines has been its flagship luxury sedan: the S-Class.
A no-reserve auction is perhaps the best barometer to gauge the true value of a luxury property in any given area. There is no speculation or hype; it is a gathering of potential buyers with money that are interested in buying, revealing what the market is really willing to pay for a property.
It’s evening in Buenos Aires and the city is just coming alive as diners seek out their tables at the city’s hottest spots, but you’re headed deep into a residential neighborhood – perhaps unassuming Villa Crespo near Palermo, or maybe leafy Belgrano or the dignified avenues of Recoleta. You double check the address on your phone or the slip of paper you wrote it on and approach an apartment building that looks just like any other. After finding the correct apartment number you press the corresponding buzzer and wait.
If you've always wanted to brag about living in the most expensive home in the United States, now is your chance…assuming you have $190 million laying around and want to live in Greenwich, Connecticut. According to The Wall Street Journal, this 50.5-acre French-renaissance residence was put on the market last Friday and is now the priciest U.S. home on the market. Considering the deal includes 4,000 feet of water frontage, two offshore islands and 50 acres of land, we're not really surprised at the steep price tag.
Whisky connoisseurs enamored of the peated style will be familiar with the usual suspects from Islay. The Hebridean isle is home to some of the best in the business, including Ardbeg, Bowmore, Lagavulin and Laphroaig. But excellent as their whiski
Hollywood titan Steven Spielberg, president of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival this year, has established his headquarters for the famed event aboard his $200 million megayacht Seven Seas. The 282-ft. vessel has accommodations and luxe amenities for 12 guests along with a crew of 26, including a private owner's deck with a large master stateroom, a study and private terrace with a Jacuzzi.
Typically when you think of a sommelier, you think of wine — even Wikipedia defines a sommelier as someone trained and specializing in the wine profession. After all, wine is a complex drink of sophistication, usually used for celebratory occasions (and often accompanying a nice meal). To be a wine sommelier you have to spend years studying every nuance of the field, including the history of different varietals and the merits of specific glasses. You can ask a wine sommelier anything you want about wine, whether it be which type you should drink with pasta or with meats, and they can answer your question and more. Though wine sommeliers are the most popular type of expert, they're not the only ones out there. More and more people are branching off into different areas, from beer and whisk
UK designer Claydon Reeves has unveiled a new limited edition motor launch design dubbed the Aeroboat that pays homage to the Spitfire, the most famous fighter plane of World War II. It’s powered with a supercharged version of the Rolls-Royce Merlin V12 engine, a power plant first produced in 1933 which was used in many of the original Spitfires as well as other British military aircraft.
The Tesla Model S has earned the highest score in Consumer Reports' ratings: a 99 out of 100. The consumer digest reported that the all-electric, $89,650 luxury sports car performed as well, overall, as any other vehicle ever tested by CR. However, the car cannot be recommended by the publication, because it lacks sufficient reliability data.
The Cannes Film Festival is the biggest film event you could ever hope to attend, from the lineup to the parties, and is now officially underway. Year after year Cannes brings us some of the most exciting films being made by unique and interesting filmmakers. If you're lucky enough to be attending this year — or waiting at home for distribution — you're probably so wrapped up in the hype of each film that it may be hard to figure out what you really shouldn't miss. To help with the confusion, here's my list of the best and hottest films at Cannes this year.
If you grew up on The Golden Girls and worshipped Bea Arthur as Dorothy Zbornak, this auction item may be for you — or it may horrify you. Christie's will be auctioning off John Currin's 1991 painting, Bea Arthur Naked, in their Post-War & Contemporary Evening Sale tonight in New York. In case the title isn't obvious enough for you, yes, she's naked. We cropped the main image for sensitive eyes but if you want to see the full picture, scroll down.
Having set up March & White in 2010, architects and interior experts Elliot March and James White are already leading the charge when it comes to luxury design. With a portfolio including hotels, restaurants, and private and royal residencies, their work is the epitome of style, oozing creativity and individuality.
The principle that single malt whisky gets better with age is generally true, but only up to a point. Past that point, older doesn't necessarily mean better. But when a major distillery releases a malt that's been aging for several decades, you can expect two things: One is that the distillery won't release it unless it quite literally stands the test of time.
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.
Italy based yacht builder Pershing, designer of some of the world’s most exclusive open motor yachts, is launching an equally exclusive new line of leather luggage in partnership with renowned luxury brand Poltrona Frau.
In celebration of the pioneering aviation company’s 50th anniversary, Flexjet has partnered with New York-based Jet Art Group to create one-of-a-kind masterpieces using a Learjet engine as a $10 million dollar "paintbrush."
With American Airlines having recently merged with US Airways, the airline is ready to compete with major carriers like United and Delta. Fliers of AA and US Airways can expect plenty of changes coming up from the acquisition, from upgraded in-flight products and cabin seats to an increase in routes and plenty of new planes.
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