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The Season of Giving: Bill & Melinda Gates Discuss Charity Work in TED Talks

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By: JustLuxe Teamcomments 0 | 2014
Just in case you missed it earlier this year, we felt the season warranted a quick look back at a TED Talk hosted a few months ago featuring two of the world’s biggest philanthropists. Bill and Melinda Gates offered some insight about giving...

How Will Obama's New Cuba Relations Affect US Travelers?

By: Nicolle Monicocomments 0 | 2014
This week President Obama announced plans to re-establish diplomatic relations between Cuba and the US after 50 years of the “silent treatment” by re-opening the US embassy in Havana. “We will end an outdated approach that for...

Avenge Futures Trading Software Aims to Disrupt Wall Street & Give Public Access to "Black Box" Methodology

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By: JustLuxe Teamcomments 0 | 2014
For decades, corporations and ultra high-net worth individuals have held an iron grip on the stock market, a fact that has been echoed over and over again in the media. Secret and confidential algorithms and programs have made those people billions,...

11 Celebrity-Founded Charities & Nonprofits to Discover During This Season of Giving

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By: Mila Pantovichcomments 0 | 2014
There are tons of high-profile celebrities that campaign for and donate to nonprofit charities and organizations, but the number of stars that have created their own is much smaller, and sometimes a lot quieter—did you know Ben Affleck founded...

How Scottish Conservation Group Highland Titles Can Make Anyone A Lord and Lady

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By: Marissa Stempiencomments 0 | 2014
With the holidays right around the corner you’re likely working your way through your Christmas list, checking off cousins, grandparents and maybe a few co-workers as you go, but there’s always someone who you save for last. The one...

Want to Be a Billionaire? Attend One of These 20 Universities

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By: Mila Pantovichcomments 0 | 2014
Not all universities are created equal, and that's a truth that goes beyond whether the institution is considered one of the elite top schools. And when it comes to billionaires, sometimes the biggest business figures never even graduated (e.g....

The Emergence Of Gift Cards: Bob Shullman Of Shullman Research Discusses Surprising Findings About Holiday Shopping 2014

christmas spending Even before Labor Day this year, many discount stores were putting out their holiday items: wreaths, lights, toys and candy shared the shelves with bathing suits and suntan lotion. But this time of year, now only weeks before the holiday season...
By: Susan Kimecomments 0 | 2014

Here is How Susan Sarandon & Mythic Bridge are Helping Troubled Kids Through Filmmaking

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By: Mila Pantovichcomments 0 | 2014
On paper, Mythic Bridge seems like a soft-hearted Hollywood drama, the type that will make you do one of those snorting laugh-cries. Through the use of hands-on, narrative filmmaking education, the organization aims to improve the lives of...

The New York Times International Luxury Conference Brings Together Over 500 Business and Creative Luminaries

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By: JustLuxe Teamcomments 0 | 2014
As technology progresses so do fashion and art, and as the three are no longer independent of each other, improvement in one market will undoubtedly affect the success of the others. To further the discussion, debate and inspirations surrounding...

From Vision To Voice: A Re-Branding Conversation for Samuelsohn With RO New York Founder

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By: Susan Kimecomments 0 | 2014
RO NEW YORK’s Creative Director and Founder Rony Zeidan is a luxury industry leader on building intelligent and sometimes disruptive creative campaigns and new brand identities. He founded RO NEW YORK to develop brands, and build concepts that...

Park Your Superyacht in Olbia, Right Next to All the Others

By: Nicolle Monicocomments 0 | 2014
You’ve heard of Olbia, right? If you’re well-traveled or filthy rich, you probably know exactly where it is. You see, according to Private Jet Charter, this little city off the coast of Italy is quickly becoming a favorite travel...

Luxury Frontiers Looks to Partner With Resort Owners on Experiential Travel Model

With more and more discerning travelers look for adventurous and experiential travel, Luxury Frontiers is looking to partner with resort owners interested in capitalizing on this booming trend. Focusing specifically on the brand's...
By: Donald Herrera-Fairbairncomments 0 | 2014

Shangri-La Takes On Today's New Global Traveler With Rebranded Properties

By: Nicolle Monicocomments 1 | 2014
Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts is a brand known for its uber-luxurious accommodations, big bold designs and Asian-influenced décor.  If you’ve stayed at one of their over 80 properties around the world, you probably wouldn’t...

Millennials and the Anti-Luxury Trend: Thoughts On the Potential Downfall of the High-End Market

anti-luxury trends About a month ago, CPP Luxury, a well-respected British luxury business website, published an article called The Dangerous Rise Of The Anti-Luxury Trend. It discussed, among other things, Kanye West’s views about luxury’s downside. The...
By: Susan Kimecomments 0 | 2014

Which Southeast Asian Destination is a New Hub for Superyachts?

By: JustLuxe Teamcomments 0 | 2014
According to Yachting Pages, Singapore has become the place to go for owners of superyachts. The island offers a plethora of services, facilities, and three marinas that are suitable for the luxury vessels. One of the busiest ports in the...

Disturbing or Expected? Wealthy Teens Stir Up Instagram Controversy

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By: Tara Imperatorecomments 1 | 2012
Though millions of Americans are feeling the various effects of the recession, the Rich Kids of Instagram don’t seem to know the meaning of the word. In case you haven’t been introduced to RKOI yet, it’s a Tumblr page that compiles...

Wildlife Conservationists Come Together in New Efforts to save Endangered Elephant and Rhino Populations

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By: Lena Katzcomments 0 | 2014
Did you know that, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society, an average of 96 elephants are killed every day, for a jaw-dropping total of 35,000 per year? Meanwhile, more than 1000 rhinos were poached and killed last year—the Western...

A New Vision, A New Brand: An Interview With Dianna Vaughan, Global Head of Curio - A Collection By Hilton

By: Susan Kimecomments 0 | 2014
On June 2, 2014, Hilton Worldwide announced the launch of a new brand, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, with five hotels having signed letters of intent to become part of this new collection. The name Curio defines the vision and...

If Mermaids Could Speak: Susan Rockefeller on Protecting Our Oceans, Her New Jewelry Line and How it's All Connected

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By: Courtney Drivercomments 0 | 2014
Save the planet: a phrase so incredibly common that the words have been nearly bastardized into simply being the motto of hippies and Earth Month every year. It is easy to forget all of the things that are happening around us and how the things we...

Experiences are the New Luxury Frontier: Emerging Market Opportunities at the Financial Times Business of Luxury Summit

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By: Steven Fischercomments 0 | 2014
At first one might be drawn to think of luxury as the latest high-end handbag which comes at an astronomical price, but the newest frontier in luxury surrounds the experience. While the focus of the recent Financial Times’ annual Business of...

British Polo Day: The Duke of Argyll Discusses the Sport of Kings, Royal Salute Scotch and Life at Inveraray Castle

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By: Courtney Drivercomments 0 | 2014
Recently, British Polo Day descended onto Los Angeles for a day full of high-adrenaline sporting, Royal Salute whisky tasting and general revelry. Typically held in exotic locales like Abu Dhabi, India and Russia, it marked the first time this...

The Results Are In! Renzo Piano's The Shard Wins the 2013 Emporis Skyscraper Award

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By: Mila Pantovichcomments 0 | 2014
For the past 14 years, the world's tallest buildings have been vying for the Emporis Skyscraper Award, and this year the honor went to Renzo Piano's The Shard in London. Chosen by the an international panel of experts, over 300 skyscrapers...

Q&A: The Milestone's Head Concierge Takes a Look Back at His 15 Years of Hotel Service

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By: Vicki Arkoffcomments 0 | 2014
"No request is too large, no detail too small,” is the motto of the dedicated staff of The Milestone Hotel, London’s extraordinary the Grade II-listed, luxury boutique hotel with 24-hour butler service. Readers of Condé...

Q&A: Sandals Resorts International Founder Gordon “Butch” Stewart & Son Talk Brand & Family

By: Lena Katzcomments 0 | 2014
Sandals Resorts International, the pioneering all-inclusive brand whose cheery late-night TV commercials fueled American dreams of sun-splashed Jamaican vacations in the ‘80s and ‘90s, has enjoyed a brand renaissance in post-recession...

Solar Roadways Set to Move From Prototype to Production Thanks to Some Famous Fans

Solar Roadways
By: Mila Pantovichcomments 0 | 2014
Thanks so some major celebrity support, like Nathan Fillion and George Takei (both of whom took to Facebook and Twitter), Solar Roadways has raised enough to meet their Indiegogo goal of $1 million (to date, they've made $1.4 million) and we...
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