Santa Barbara is renowned as a celebrity retreat for good reason; the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Jeff Bridges, Tom Cruise, Ellen DeGeneres, Jennifer Lopez, Brad Pitt and Oprah Winfrey are some of the well known locals, to name just a few. Now one of the area’s most exclusive estates, indeed more expensive than many owned by the recognizable names cited above, has been listed for sale at $27M by Christie’s International Real Estate.
The venerable and iconic Bugatti Veyron is nearing the end of its production cycle. Of the 450 examples to be built, Bugatti has to date made 400. That includes all the fixed-roof coupes, leaving only fifty Grand Sport and Vitesse roadsters availa
By now, you've probably already finished holiday shopping for your friends and family, so it's time to buy yourself something. Maybe you should pick this $4M motor yacht. The 78-foot Sanlorenzo 82 features an owner's cabin with an ensuite bathroom and a walk-in closet, a VIP cabin, two double guest cabins, and a crew cabin at the bow. One will find satin walnut throughout the interior, including the flooring and furniture accents, and a "U" sofa in the salon for social gatherings. Sure, you can pretend the spacious yacht is a gift for the whole family if they're the jealous type, but we know better — your secret is safe with us.
One of my favorite types of art is when something completely commonplace is turned into something unexpected and beautiful. In this case, Japanese artist Yuken Teruya takes disposable paper bags and turns them into tiny forests — calling the ongoing project Notice — Forest.
Work is never over for famed Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama and despite being 84, she never seems to rest and always has some type of exhibit on display. Last year she had two at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, and now she has one at David Zwirner, entitled I Who Have Arrived In Heaven.
When in Milan -- or Turin, or even Rome, for that matter -- Italian gourmands have looked to the guidance of one society for all things culinary throughout this past decade. And now, the not-so-secret society has gone international: Its English-la
Recycling has become something of a buzz word among the environmentally conscious, and that's even filtered down to cars, which are being made more and more of recycled and recyclable materials. But this is another kind of automotive recycling — one that's far more exciting.
Need a gift for your mom and have no idea what to get her? Or your Aunt, or best friend, or yourself even? AirEssence from Agraria in San Francisco is pretty much the answer to all of the above. Your chosen scent (I tried out the Bitter Orange) is diffused through sola flowers, which are made one at a time using the dried peel of the tapioca plant and then sewn onto the cotton wick. The two flowers absorb the essential oils held in the crystal vase (which is paired with a glass tray stamped with an eight-petal rose) and even after the oil is fully absorbed, the flowers will apparently retain their scent for another month. In total, you should get be reaping the aromatic benefits of the AirEssence for about one year.
Airlines are really getting in the holiday spirits by announcing new perks fliers can start looking forward to. Last week we gave you a look at United Airlines' new redesign of their Premium Service fleet, and now it's Air Canada's turn with their new Boeing 787 Dreamliner cabin interiors!
If you're drawing a blank as to what to get someone for the holidays, chances are a Bluetooth wireless speaker is a good bet. The Ultimate Ears BOOM from Logitech is a 360-degree speaker designed to give the biggest and boldest sound in any space, in any direction. With a tubular shape and an attached D-ring, you can take the UE BOOM with you wherever you go. Thanks to the acoustic skin coating, it's also water resistant — though we don't think that means it's water-proof so you may not want to take it into the shower or pool. The rechargeable battery will give you up to 15 hours, surely long enough for any house party.
The Beartrap Residence in Big Sky, Montana is more of a "human trap" than anything else, because once you set eyes on it, you're going to want to move in immediately. Designed by Locati Architects, this mountain estate sits in the Yellowstone Club and highlights the type of rugged architecture Nick Offerman's beard dreams of.
It may be true that you can’t judge a book by its cover, but no one ever said anything about a whisky by its bottle. That’s why distillers and blenders invest so much into designing the packaging of their coveted spirits. This latest release from Macallan, however, takes things a step further.
French motorcycle manufacturer Voxan introduced the Wattman, which it claims is the "most powerful electric motorcycle in the world," at the Paris Motorcycle Show on December 2. The Wattman is a big, beefy hulk of a machine, measuring 7.7 feet long and weighing in at 772 pounds. Its 200-horsepower motor can accelerate from 0-100mph in 5.9 seconds, with a top speed of 106mph.
You don't have to be an art expert to appreciate something beautiful, whether it be a painting or a sculpture — you just have to feel it. Now, that may sound cheesy, but it's true. Award-winning sculptor Regardt van der Meulen crafts such stunning pieces that we challenge anyone not to feel moved by them, or at the very least be impressed by the skill it must take to achieve.
While Christmas is full of gifts big and small, there's always food involved. Whether it's chocolate bars sticking out of stockings, steaming mugs of hot cocoa passed around in front of the fireplace, or champagne flutes clinking across the dinner table, you can bet foodie's love the holiday season. Here are some of the best gifts to make sure the December is packed with delicious experiences!
Mercedes-Benz may have shut down the Maybach brand, but that doesn't mean it won't offer immensely prestigious and powerful luxury sedans. Its strategy now revolves around the new S-Class, which it will offer in numerous bodystyles, whee
The countdown’s on for Christmas and a rockin’ New Year’s Eve. If you’re working on a shopping list for the next few weeks of parties and dinners, here’s a spin on the Christmas countdown that will provide plenty of variation on ye olde spiked eggnog.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug has finally been released and thankfully, it's far better than the first (which didn't get to the good stuff until the very end). Though the cast is huge and plenty of familiar characters were finally given some excellent screen time (I'm looking at you Thranduil), it's safe to say that people are going to be the most excited to finally meet Smaug.
Audiophiles spend thousands on the best stereo equipment, but if the quality of the actual music you're playing isn't very good, the gadgetry isn't going to help. HDtracks offers you high-quality downloads, promising that unlike other digital music stores, the don't compress the MP3 files, instead giving you the same quality you would find on a CD.
Ferraris are constantly fetching ever-escalating prices. A 250 LM from 1964 recently sold for $14 million. Before that, a 275 GTB/4 NART Spyder of 1967 vintage sold for $27.5 million. And a 250 GTO was said to have traded hands at $52 million. A p
I think it's safe to say that guz architects is one of our favorite firms, with every design looking like it was drafted right from our dreams. Last week we told you about the Fish House, which has a media room submerged in the swimming pool, and now we're going to tell you about the Tangga House, located in Holland Village (an elite district in Singapore).
There are few things more comforting that topping off dinner with dessert and coffee. A wonderful meal’s afterglow, if you will. Should you really want to blow your guests socks off, serving a steaming Nespresso coffee drink along with a slice of coffee cake or pumpkin pie will certainly do the trick.
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