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Exclusive, Expensive and Only Twelve In Production: The Bentley Mulliner Bacalar Roadster

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BY : JustLuxe Team | 2020

The dimensions of the 2021 Bentley Mulliner Bacalar define what Ultra High Net Worth means to this high-end automobile manufacturer and twelve buyers. The Bacalar is one of the most exclusive and expensive cars to be launched this year; only twelve will be made, each priced at just over $1.9 million, before options and taxes, and each one has already been purchased. The Bacalar is produced in the world’s first certified carbon neutral factory for luxury car production. Its design includes a wrap-around cockpit and semi-enclosed rear compartment. The dashboard is cut from Riverwood, a sustainable wood taken from naturally fallen trees preserved for 5,000 years in peat bogs found in the Fenlands of East Anglia, England.

It has a roofless design, and is the result of collective interaction between the Bentley Mulliner design team and each individual customer, as the models are handcrafted, according to the individual customer’s personal tastes. At the heart of the Bacalar is Bentley’s 6.0-liter, twin-turbocharged W12 TSI engine, balanced with a technically-advanced drivetrain. The Roadster’s dual-clutch, eight-speed transmission offers faster, more efficient gear changes and an adaptive chassis uses Bentley’s 48-volt Dynamic Ride System to ensure a responsive ride and exceptional handling in all conditions.

Bentley has called the Bacalar the "most exclusive and bespoke Bentley of the modern era.” Surely, among the rarest also.

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The Alpina Gstaad Redefines the Life and Style of Modern Leisure

BY : Quentin Smith | 2020

Prominently overlooking the storied slopes of the Swiss Alps, The Alpina Gstaad is an exciting addition to the jet-set mountain resort of Gstaad, Switzerland. Despite being the new kid on the block, The Alpina Gstaad has already achieved iconic...

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Wellness & Spa Treatments at Six Sense's Douro Valley are Sensational

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BY : JustLuxe Team | 2020

Set in the unspoiled natural landscape of Portugal’s Douro River Valley, and chosen for the Six Senses group’s European debut, the Six Senses Douro is set in a 19th century manor, and houses an exceptional spa, reflecting the group’s deep commitment to wellness. The spa, a major pillar of the Six Senses concept, offers an enormous range of wellness possibilities. Apart from treatment rooms overlooking the garden where the organic pharmacy, Biologique Rechereche is located, there is also an indoor pool, a gym, and a yoga/pilates pavilion. There is also a physiotherapist on site and a range of Ayurvedic treatments. Smart technology is also available to do skin, wellness and sleep analyses.

Douro is one of the world's oldest wine regions, and Six Senses offers local vineyard visits, mountain biking, and kayaking for the outdoor enthusiast. For the indoor enthusiast, there is tile painting, creating lotions from the herbs and fruit from the gardens, and discovering cooking tips from the chefs. There are also ‘relaxation pods’ in the nearby forest, providing unlimited tranquil time for the guest. Six Sense Douro Valley is offering the possibility of guests staying four consecutive nights in order to receive a EUR 100 resort credit or double the credit for stays of five nights or more.

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Whispers. A digital House of Rolls-Royce & Curated Luxury

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BY : JustLuxe Team | 2020

An undertaking that started two years ago, under a cloak of secrecy, Whispers was launched to a select group of globally distributed clients. A test-phase followed and after garnering a positive response, Rolls-Royce continued to evolve and adapt Whispers in close collaboration with its users. Today, Whispers is fully deployed in the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East and the United States, with large numbers of Rolls-Royce clients already enjoying the benefits of belonging to this exclusive group of exceptional achievers.

  • Rolls-Royce clients join most exclusive Members’ Club in the world
  • Whispers is a digital extension to the Rolls-Royce marque
  • Whispers acts as a gateway to the world’s most rarefied products, services and ideas
  • Rolls-Royce clients across the globe securely commune with each other via Whispers
  • Ticket to entry is ownership of a new Rolls-Royce

“It is with pleasure that today we introduce to the world an Application named Whispers; an innovative, digital House of Rolls-Royce, conceived and deployed over two years ago. Whispers is completely unique. It is a digital gateway to a fascinating world beyond, where the exceptional and the extraordinary come together and are tailored to meet the demands and tastes of our eclectic and highly valued community of clients.  Whispers offers transformative experiences, rare and desirable products, whimsical treasures and exclusive Rolls-Royce previews that are curated by Rolls-Royce and delivered directly to the fingertips of our global community.”

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Of History and Mystery: My Portuguese Journey to Batalha Cathedral and the Fátima Shrine

BY : Susan Kime | 2020

My cultural education takes unusual turns when least expected. And, it was least expected when I took a Viking River Cruise to Portugal, a country I knew little about. What I did know, dealt with three diverse areas: religious shrines, great...

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2021 Aston Martin Vantage Roadster Available to Order

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BY : JustLuxe Team | 2020

Aston Martin’s sports car range just got that little bit faster with the introduction of the new Vantage Roadster. Joining the Vantage Coupe, which was launched in 2018, this convertible model amplifies the emotional appeal of a model renowned for delivering a compelling blend of potent performance, outstanding dynamics and everyday usability.

  • New Vantage Roadster joins Coupe in Aston Martin’s most driver-focussed model line
  • Powered by 4.0-litre, 510PS/685Nm twin-turbo V8 mated to eight-speed ZF transmission
  • Maximum speed 190mph. 0-60mph in 3.7sec
  • Fabric hood features ultra-compact mechanism with sub-7 sec operation – the fastest for any fully automatic automotive convertible roof
  • Prices start from $161,000. Now available to order. Deliveries begin Q2 2020

As you’d expect from a dedicated sports car, a choice of Sport, Sport + and Track chassis modes - also tuned specifically for the Roadster - give the driver control of its dynamic character and behavior. Working in harmony with Sport, Sport+ and Track powertrain modes retained from the Coupe offers the ability to progressively increase the car’s overall responsiveness and excitement, meaning the Roadster has a tremendous breadth of ability and feels equally at home on road or race track.

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The Luxury Brand Celine Continues to Impress

BY : JustLuxe Team | 2020

It’s hard to be a fashionable woman and not be—at least on some level—a francophile. Parisian women are known for their sartorial minimalism and a certain je ne sais quoi that leaves women around the world eager to emulate that...

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Luxury Handcrafted Jukebox Exclusive to Harrods

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BY : JustLuxe Team | 2020

In response to the rising popularity of vinyl and love of classic design amongst their clientele, Harrods customers can now own the ultimate souvenir, an exclusively designed vinyl-playing jukebox. Brand new and entirely bespoke to the luxury brand, it features the famous bird images within the cabinet and is hand-made in the UK. Produced by Yorkshire-based Sound Leisure, which has specialized in manufacturing bespoke classic jukeboxes for over 40 years, each jukebox is hand-built by master craftsmen and women using traditional methods. Manufactured from high-quality wood, each ply formed cabinet is hand polished and adorned with brushed gold effect aluminum decorative castings, LED illumination ensures that the color of the lighting can be adjusted to suit any location.

The jukebox which retails at $18,000+, holds 70 vinyl singles and can be supplied to work on any voltage. A Bluetooth receiver and microphone input comes as standard and the juke can be linked to smart technologies. External matching speakers can be connected and controlled independently from the jukebox and it can even have a coin mechanism installed. The machine is set to free play as standard. 

 

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Original 1955 Jaguar D-Type Up for Auction in Paris

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BY : JustLuxe Team | 2020

The seventh customer D-Type ever made left the factory in 1955 heading to Australia.  Driver Bib Stillwell would have much success setting records and winning races until being sold in 1957.  It was in an accident during transport and the new owner was not able to get it racing again. Subsequently, Frank Gardner bought the car and restored it back to racing condition

The car continued racing and changing ownership through the early 60’s, until 1967 when the future 24 hours of Le Mans winner Richard Attwood purchased it.

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Experience a Rare and Timeless Masterpiece From Royal Salute

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BY : JustLuxe Team | 2020

Inspired by the power of time, the limited edition Royal Salute The Time Series 52 Year Old Single Cask Finish is the finest addition to any collector’s repertoire. This winter the ‘King of Whisky’, Royal Salute, launches an ultra-rare, limited edition blend: The Time Series 52 Year Old Single Cask Finish. With only 106 bottles available, at a price tag of $30,000 a bottle, this luxury and exceptional Scotch has been expertly crafted by Royal Salute Master Blender Sandy Hyslop, using some of the oldest and most valuable whiskeys in the Royal Salute collection. A true collector’s item, the all-new expression is housed in a hand-blown Dartington Crystal decanter engraved with a unique number, sitting in a stunning box featuring five layers of wood, each representing a decade of the blend.

The Time Series 52 Year Old is a single cask finish blend with remarkable character that’s flawlessly balanced with a creamy sweet finish. The liquid is intensely fruity on the nose, with notes of ripe plum, toffee red apples and dark chocolate covered hazelnuts. The taste is enhanced with flavors of sweet orange marmalade with a hint of ginger and scented cloves intermingled with soft ripe pears in syrup and a tantalizing touch of licorice. Out of the 52 years of slow and patient maturation, the last 14 were spent in a single cask, which gave the whiskey a soft and creamy texture

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Industry Interview With Omega Watches CEO Raynald Aeschlimann

BY : Bijan Bayne | 2020

I interviewed Omega Watches CEO Raynald Aeschlimann about the brand of Bond, The Olympics & NASA How does Omega select its athlete spokespersons?  In much the same way as all ambassadors. We look for a person who shares our values and...

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Jiva Spa: A Hidden Gem in the Heart of London

BY : Elisabeth Rushton | 2020

Taj Hotels opened the first European outpost of its Jiva Spa in London in February 2019, offering an enticing blend of Aryuvedic-inspired healing therapies coalesced with a contemporary Mediterranean wellness philosophy. The Spa is situated in...

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