The first newspaper printing of the Declaration of Independence will go to auction on June 25 in New York City as a part of Robert A. Siegel Galleries' 50th annual Rarities of the World event. This historic document ran in the Saturday, July 6, 1776 issue of Benjamin Towne's The Pennsylvania Evening Post and was the first printing of the Declaration of Independence in a newspaper — and the second printing of it in any form.
For those of you planning on visiting St. Tropez soon, you may want to check out Hotel Byblos, because they've just started offering access to their very own luxury yacht. Byblos' 65-foot Princess V62 yacht Algandra is now available to reserve through the hotel for day trips or overnight adventures, making it one amenity that will be pretty hard to top.
JVA Architects built the White House from simple materials (like concrete and oak paneling) and while it has little in common with the historic presidential White House in Washington, D.C., this single family home definitely has cleaner lines. Found in Strand, Norway, the 2,100-square-foot home is set on the Oslo Fjord in the middle of a wooded suburban area.
Napa Valley's Robert Mondavi Winery is ready to celebrate their 100th anniversary today, marking the birth of Robert Mondavi himself. Known for helping launch Napa as a world-renowned hot-spot for vineyards, the late Mondavi always appreciated good food, art, and a nice bottle of wine, which is why popular furniture maker Frank Pollaro decided to design a one-of-a-kind Centenary Table to honor the "father of the American fine wine industry."
Since June is National Seafood Month, we have decided to share with you a special recipe from Castle Hill’s Executive Chef Karsten Hart. With steamed littleneck clams, chouriço, smoked seaweed, sweet corn, and Fingerling potatoes with a spicy broth, this recipe will help you prepare your very own clam back at home!
What you're looking at here is the very top of the line from Mercedes-Benz. The Electric Drive version is based on the SLS AMG, but replaces its 6.2-liter V8 with 751 horsepower's worth of electric motors. The result is the fastest electric car you can buy.
The East is an engaging eco-terrorism espionage thriller that has everything going for it: a fantastic cast, thought-provoking script, and most importantly, a beating heart at the core. Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij wrote the film together (in which Marling stars and Batmanglij directs), using their own experiences and societal concerns to drive the mystery towards its conclusion. Full of poetry and nuance, The East imbues our societal breakdown with hope just as much as they do with accountability, forcing us to question the world we complacently live in.
Still on the fence about whether Father’s Day is a big deal? For these 10 celebrity chefs it is...whether they keep it simple with a cookout or splash out with caviar. Read on for awesome anecdotes and inspiring Dad’s Day traditions from Daniel Boulud, Michael Mina, David Burke and many other foodie fan-favorites.
30-year-old actor Henry Cavill is going to be seeing a rise in popularity due to his role as Superman in the upcoming Zach Snyder film Man of Steel (which is being released June 14). Though the actor popped up on radars after his work in the Showtime series The Tudors, in which he played Charles Brandon (1st Duke of Suffolk), there's nothing quite like a big-budget action film that demands skin-tight clothing and intense brooding to make a man everyone's new crush.
As the capital and largest city in Iceland, Reykjavík is often hailed as the world's safest and cleanest city. It's also believed to be the location of the first permanent settlement by Norsemen around AD 870, giving it a rich cultural history that brings in waves of visitors. Polish firm Moomoo Architects felt similarly drawn to Reykjavík's dreamlike landscape, inspired by the first settlers to design a modern home that fits right in with the pure white snow blanketing the Icelandic city in winter.
The differences between Veuve Clicquot and Ferrari may seem more glaring than their similarities. One is French, the other Italian. One makes champagne, the other luxury sports cars. But the ties that bind them are not as obscure as you might think — both are known as the very pinnacle of their respective fields and stand as veritable icons of luxury lifestyle.
The late Sid Avery was a famous American photographer who is best known for capturing rare moments of Hollywood's biggest stars during the Golden Age. Avery had the uncanny knack of getting those around him to relax and open up, capturing a side to famous names like James Dean, Marlon Brando, Audrey Hepburn, and Elizabeth Taylor that no one had seen before. In a world before pushy paparazzi, the lives of celebrities were kept behind closed doors, making it a big deal when someone was allowed in.
Style is typically but one element of many that factor into the automotive industry and even its loftiest of products. But as you might expect from the name, the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este is all about automotive style. Every year the finest classic cars and new concepts gather on the shores of Lake Como. And this year's assembly, as exceptional as some of its entrants may have been, was no exception to that rule.
While numerous luxury automakers turn to Italian design studios to put a fresh spin on their vehicles, BMW has traditionally handled its design almost exclusively in-house. It broke with convention with the debut of the BMW Zagato Coupe concept at last year's Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este and the Roadster version that followed at Pebble Beach a few months later.
The 151-foot Mystic superyacht, winner of the 2011 International Yacht Design Awards in the "Power Yacht Over 40m" category, has been listed for sale with Camper & Nicholsons for about $18 million. Custom built by the CMB shipyard in Turkey in 2010 (the largest composite yacht built in Turkey at the time) the super-stylish vessel features exterior styling by Diana Yacht Design and luxe décor created by Schnaase Interior Design.
If there's one thing Apple is good at, it's unveiling new changes to their products right after you finally got used to their latest offering. You can pretty much bet on the fact that a few months after you finally buy the latest iPhone, Apple will reveal an update you must have. Today in San Francisco the megabrand announced a new operating system for iPhones and iPads that will completely change how the touchscreens look. Before we tell you all about it though, let's take a look at the iPhone through the years, from the first one in 2007 to the current trendy piece of luxury technology.
Hailing from Denver's TAG and Williams & Graham, maestro of mixology Joshua Peter Smith (J.P.) can shake up some marvelous spirit infusions. Partner that with choice cuisine locally sourced in Aspen, Colorado and we give you Justice Snow’s Restaurant + Bar. A brainchild of Michele Kiley and Marco Chingolani, the restaurant's 2012 opening brought deserved acclaim to their rustic 1920’s styled interior and impressive menu courtesy of Chef Jonathan Leichliter.
An important piece of French history in the form of a 16th Century castle once owned by the woman many considered to the the “true” Queen of France has been listed for sale at about $38 million by an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate. Château Saint-Elix near Toulouse was owned by the Marquise de Montespan, who had seven children by King Louis XIV and was considered to be the country’s “true” queen due to her influence in court at the time.
Popular photographer Tyler Shields always has a new project on the horizon, oftentimes making headlines for being controversial, but this time he's using his star power for a good cause. Two days after the Oklahoma tornado left many devastated last month, with at least 91 killed and countless homes destroyed, Shields decided to take a drive to Moore to seek out humanity's enduring spirit. The photographic results of his trip are being raffled off to benefit the American Red Cross Oklahoma Tornado Relief on CrowdRise.
The British science fiction show Doctor Who first aired in 1963, telling the story of a time-traveling humanoid alien Time Lord who goes on adventures in his TARDIS (a sentient ship that can travel through space and time) with various companions by his side. While it originally went off the air in 1989, it was brought back in 2005 by Russell T. Davies and found itself becoming a national treasure with Christopher Eccleston — and soon after David Tennant — giving the Doctor a new life.
Buying a Father's Day gift can be a pretty difficult task, especially if your dad is the type who already has everything. For dads who love being out on the water and have been looking for a cool new luxury boat, you may want to get him a Sealegs vessel. Designed to ease the transition between land and sea, a Sealegs boat features retractable wheels that allow you to drive right into the water — giving your dad the easiest fishing day he's ever had.
Glamping has become pretty popular over these recent years, particularly among those who would like to fill that camping itch without sacrificing any luxury comforts. While many resorts cater to this kind of vacation, people in East Hampton are taking the glamping idea and applying it to their home turf — bringing in a tidy profit in the process.
Designer Alexander Amosu and champagne brand Goût de Diamants have apparently created the world's most expensive bottle of champagne, costing £1,200,000 (about $1.8 million) and called the Taste of Diamonds. Goût de Diamants made the bottle for a wealthy client who wanted something special, and Goût is hoping that the attention will help them become the world's most enjoyed champagne.
Google Glass has been dominating tech news for a while now but even more so these past couple days as Google has been making additions to developer policies, the most recent being to ban pornographic material and facial recognition programs. The glasses aren't even available to the general public yet, with a vague release either later this year or early 2014, and people are already angry over what they can or can't do with the luxury gadget.
Christie’s International Real Estate is the only global luxury real estate network wholly owned by a fine art auction house. Earlier this month, it announced the launch of an innovative advisory service for international buyers of vineyard estates.Vineyards by Christie’s International Real Estate is the first program of its kind.
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