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Adopt a Gargoyle, Save a Cathedral

Nov 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris  |  1 Comment

The Duomo Cathedral in Milan is making interesting headway on their quest for preservation funding. As Milan's city budget tightens with the struggling world economy, the cathedral is in danger of losing its luster. According to CBC, Cathedral management decided to make a few sacrifices to prevent that from happening.... Read More

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Drives Home $1.25 Million for Charity

Nov 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

Automobile enthusiasts really revved up their engines to send donations over the $1 million mark at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. This yearly event is the world’s premier luxury auto show, spotlighting the cr?me de la cr?me of collectible autos, and also unveiling high-end concept cars. Not just a parade of expensive showpieces, the Concours d’Elegance also donates proceeds to support local charities.... Read More

Discover Bhutan with Remote Lands Bespoke Travel Design Services

Nov 15, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris  |  3 Comments

Remote Lands is “the world’s foremost" bespoke travel agency focused on Asia alone. With over 20 years of traveling experience under their belts, founders Catherine Heald and Jay Tindall created the agency to bring luxury travelers to areas that have been left relatively untouched by modern society. The company specializes in unique, difficult to arrange trips that require extensive insider knowledge and attention to detail.... Read More

Pippa Small Jewellery Inspires With Humanitarian Efforts

Nov 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

Pieces from luxury jewelry brand Pippa Small Jewellery may be stunning to look at, but it’s the designer’s motivation behind her brand that makes them even more inspiring and beautiful. Looking at the pieces, one is at once in awe of the sheer quality, size, and design of the stones— all of which are semi-precious and set in 14-22k gold. But when learning that these gorgeous gems are all ethically produced with fair-trade practices, it makes us commend the designer even more.... Read More

1959 Lefty Les Paul Guitar Fetches $194,500 in Auction to Benefit Fraud Victims

Nov 6, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

One of only two 1959 left-handed Les Paul guitars ever made sold for $194,500 at Heritage Auction’s Vintage Guitars & Musical Instruments Signature Auction. The musical instrument is just one of four left-handed guitars from the 1,600 produced between 1958 and 1960. More than $1.24 million in sales were reported for the event that occurred on October 27, 2012. 

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Mercedes-Benz and Laureus Sport for Good Foundation Unite to Help the Youth of New Orleans

Nov 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

In lieu of the many recent economically crippling events that have devastated the United States, including a great recession, numerous natural disasters and a government absurdly in debt, America’s youth have received a hard blow to their futures. Budget cuts have put many adolescents at a three times higher... Read More

Naples Winter Wine Festival Gathers To Aid At-Risk Children

Oct 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Having raised more than $107 million, The Naples Winter Wine Festival has helped The Naples Children & Education Foundation expand their programs and reach hundreds of at-risk children in Collier County for over ten years. This year the Naples Winter Wine Festival will gather again to help benefit... Read More

$250,000 Wedding at St. Regis Bora Bora on Auction at Upcoming Charity Event

Oct 10, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  2 Comments

The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort is partnering with Norwegian wedding-gown designer Cecilie Melli to create a personalized wedding program for hotel guests. Ms. Melli has designed a selection of original wedding gowns, which will be available for rent or purchase through the resort’s new Bridal Boutique program.... Read More

Futuristic Art Museum Will Feature Exclusive Collections

Oct 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

The Broad Art Foundation, created in 1984 by Eli and Edith Broad as a “pioneering lending library” is setting up shop in Los Angeles. Named “The Broad,” the fine art museum and headquarters will be right across Grand avenue from the Walt Disney... Read More

Help Kids Get High, The Natural Way

Oct 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris  |  1 Comment

California is notorious for its relationship with illicit drugs. With Marijuana legalization being a huge controversy, and the Mexican Drug Cartels being in the backyard, drugs are pretty much inescapable. San Diegan, Jon Sundt, founder of The Natural High is on a mission to change... Read More

Billionaires Show Off Their Philanthropic Sides

Sep 28, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Bill Gates has been seen as the archangel of billionaires over the years, donating $28 billion to date to deserving charities and organizations. But in between dropping serious cash on the necessities—flashy cars they don’t drive, houses they never live in and clothes they probably look ridiculous in—plenty of other billionaires around the world are throwing certain percentages of their earnings to those in need.... Read More

Nigel Barker's Quest to Help Haiti

Sep 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

The TV-watching legions know Nigel Barker best from America’s Next Top Model, and most might guess that his biggest career concern of 2012 was getting hired onto The Face (the new Naomi Campbell-fronted show airing on Oxygen) after being fired from ANTM earlier this year. But the masses don’t know what makes this fashion “good guy” tick.... Read More

Change a Life | Alzheimer's Patients Need iPod's

Sep 28, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris  |  1 Comment

Have you ever heard a song on the radio and and been sent back to a specific moment in time? Maybe The Eagles’ “Peaceful, Easy Feeling” provided the background music to your first kiss? Or "Oops!...I Did It Again" by Britney Spears reminds you of your eighth grade school dance? Whatever your story, nearly everyone is transported to the past when they hear a familiar song, and few people would dare contradict you when you mention the power of music. It is something, that though we don’t fully understand, we can all relate to. Dan Cohen, social worker and creator of the program “Music & Memory” seeks to tap into the universality of music, and the regenerative effects it can have on an individual’s memory.... Read More

Sweat it up in New York City October 13

Sep 28, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

For a lot of people, exercise is generally unpleasant, it puts a strain on your body, and all you get are sore limbs and a few endorphins out of it. So unless you are Michael Phelps, why bother? Well if you are in New York City on Saturday October 13, 2012, you'll find out. That day marks the first Sweaty Saturday, a day New York’s latest and most fashionable exercise studios have graciously agreed to devote to educating the public on how fun working up a sweat for a good cause can be.... Read More

Los Angeles Celebrates Fashion Week With a Touch of West Coast Swagger

Sep 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

As luxury fashion sweeped the Big Apple in the flurry of New York Fashion Week, Angelenos celebrated style in their own way—Hollywood style! Macy’s Passport Presents, Glamorama, The British Invasion: The Music Then.The Fashion Now! was THE fete drawing celebs and celebrating fashion while... Read More

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