December 30, 2013
With an amazing design and architectural flair, and a truly spectacular setting up in the heights of Verbier, Trois Couronnes is certainly in a league of its own. Furnished to perfection and adorned with outstanding art work and period furniture, this magical ski chalet offers superb accommodation within 8 luxuriously appointed en-suite bedrooms. Additionally, it provides its guests with a charming cinema room, an utterly elegant open plan dining and living room, exquisite wine cellar and an opulent banqueting hall. And to ensure your stay is beyond perfect, there’s also a spa, not any kind of spa, but one of the most spectacular in the entire Alps.
Picture the sun on your skin, sand at your feet, and time on your hands. Banyan Tree Seychelles, located on the picturesque south-western coastline of Mahé island have 60 stylish pool villas, a couple of marvelous restaurants, a spectacular infinity pool overlooking the shimmering Indian Ocean and an award-winning spa where you can escape from reality with a variety of exquisite massages and treatments.
December 28, 2013
Drifting away has never been so luxurious. So much so that you’d even go adrift in style with Christian Grande’s Picchio Boat. The award-winning designer has conceived and crafted the catamaran de résistance that becomes a nest and a cradle, a reading room, a veranda, or even a personal island. A new series of accessories, called “Picchio Extra” further enhance its mainstay making it a milestone for millionaires.
December 27, 2013
Anyone, who is a fan of Roberto Cavalli, knows that the designer never does anything halfway when it comes to his passion for design, luxury, and sensuality. The case couldn’t be truer in his restaurants and lounges that have already begun cropping up around the globe in places like Dubai, Milan, and Saint Tropez. Now, his ardent fans who visit Miami Beach’s famed Ocean Drive can also have the full Cavalli lifestyle experience. The Cavalli Restaurant & Lounge, located in the SoBe area features all of Cavalli’s grandeur in lifestyle design full tilt.
Skywalking in the French Alps: Step Into The Glass Box Hanging Over of Europe's highest mountain peak!
Would you stand on the edge of the mountain? For a stunning view of the French Alps, simply ‘Step into the Void,’ which is the name of a transparent glass cube that simulates the sensation of stepping off a mountain cliff. Located atop the Aiguille du Midi, altitude 3842 meters, in the Mont Blanc Massif range, daredevils step into the glass box “Pas dans le Vide” suspended more than 1,000 meters off the valley floor for an unparalleled panoramic view of their snowy surroundings.
December 26, 2013
Girard-Perregaux pays tribute to La Esmeralda with a truly unique Bi-Axial Tourbillon in pink gold - a marvelous story of watchmaking prowess based on technical genius and aesthetic innovation. It is powered by a mechanical movement with manual winding that delivers a minimum power reserve of 72 hours.
The City of Angels comes to life amidst lights and longings, and the Petit Ermitage Hotel basks in its glow. The Garden is an outdoor oasis of candlelit dreams and faraway fancies, while The Pool provides guests with a plethora of leisurely locations perched high above the city. The Cabana is endearingly exotic, and The Butterfly Bar balances the opportunities of outdoor destinations with the sensibility of its interiors. And then there are the Masters Quarters, which occupy the entire third floor… enough said.
Burj Al Arab has long been recognised as one of the finest hotels in the world and offers the ultimate in luxury accommodation. Respect for privacy combined with legendary service, guarantees an unforgettable stay. Burj Al Arab’s architecturally innovative exterior and truly exuberant interior come together to create the breathtaking entirety. Offering unparalleled standards of comfort and service, the exclusive all-suite hotel truly reflects the finest that the world has to offer.
December 25, 2013
December 24, 2013
The Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the most visited castles in Germany and one of the most popular tourist destination in the world. Neuschwanstein means "New Swan Stone". The name of the castle derives from one of Wagner's opera's character, the Swan Knight. The castle is located in Bavaria, near the town of Fussen. It was built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria, also known as the “Fairytale King”. The Castle was built in Richard Wagner honor and many rooms in the castle's interior were inspired by his's music. Neuschwanstein Castle was also inspiration to Walt Disney for Cinderella’s and Sleeping Beauty’s Castle.
December 23, 2013
The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, Miami Beach, recognized by Forbes as “the most anticipated hotel opening of 2012" is a peerless haven of oceanfront elegance, quiet unwavering taste, anticipatory service and seductive amenities. This exclusive Miami Beach enclave is directly across from the celebrated Bal Harbour Shops and mere minutes from the whirlwind energy of South Beach, Miami, and the area's premier events such as the world-renowned Art Basel.
The festive spirit is in the air and also in the windows of New York’s biggest, luxurious and most visited department stores. Even if shopping for Christmas gifts is not on your agenda, you can step out to check out the marvelous window displays. We have rounded up this year’s most elaborate Christmas window displays which make an extravagant visual treat to passersby.
December 22, 2013
A new $100 million penthouse is rising near the United Nations — with its own private pool, revealed in this exclusive photo. The sprawling 15,597-square-foot triplex penthouse at the Norman Foster-designed 50 UN Plaza will have 14 bedrooms, 13 full bathrooms, a fireplace and 1,500 square feet of outdoor space, with a 10,000-pound stainless-steel staircase leading to the infinity-edge pool.
December 21, 2013
The Italian brand is launching a new female fragrance which updates 2006 juice Versace Bright Crystal. The scent was concocted by Alberto Morillas, the nose behind the original Versace Bright Crystal. Bright Crystal Absolu comes in a bright fuchsia glass bottle with an elegant jewel-like cap, and a box with a classic Versace patterned design. The scent opens with bright yuzu and pomegranate notes, with a floral and raspberry heart, and a musky drydown with deep acajou wood.
One year after its concept version was launched, the first EC145 Mercedes-Benz Style helicopter has been unveiled in Geneva at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE). Its modular interior was made in Como, Italy, at the Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Studio, and it is inspired by the luxe saloons of the German automaker.
This extravagant $114 million mansion inspired by the Palace of Versailles is gift-wrapped for Christmas. Located on New York City’s Upper East Side, the townhouse offers sweeping views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline. The six story, forty-foot wide home features 20,000 square feet of living space, 19 rooms designed with the ‘finest European imported materials’, an opulent red velvet home theatre/media room and in the basement a saltwater pool with spa.
December 20, 2013
Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa is located in one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, the beachfront of Paje, on the east coast of Zanzibar, Tanzania. Paje boasts of its clear white sand, turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean and rich marine resources. This plush resort is nestled on a 4-hectare land and is consists of 11 villas (one-bedroom, two-bedroom and a three-bedroom presidential villa).
A new development in the island of Zanzibar, known to the locals as Ugunja, is happening February of next year.
Reimagined from every angle, the next generation of the world's bestselling Mercedes-Benz family emerges as more sophisticated, more powerful and more luxurious than ever before. An all-new exterior artfully merges elegant proportions with aggressive bodywork, while a roomier - and completely redesigned -- cabin delivers an even higher level of luxury and craftsmanship.
Chalet Ibron is one of four stunning ski chalets in Swiss Alps, tucked up against a hill-side in Zermatt village and just two hundred metres from the Matterhorn Express ski lift. Luxury three-storey chalet features one of the best locations in the village and provides the best of both worlds: spectacular views and easy access. There is a street level tunnel built into the rock which leads you to a elevator which brings you up high above the village providing a true sense of high mountain seclusion and tranquillity with breathtaking views.
Perched in the heights of Bulgaria’s picturesque Rhodope Mountains, near the famous ski resort of Pamporovo, Villa Gella offers elegant accommodation in six well-appointed double bedrooms with fireplaces and breathtaking mountain vistas. The décor throughout the property is an inspired mix of contemporary and traditional with colors that range from dazzling whites to soft mocha tones.
The penthouse at the distinctive top of the Pierre Hotel, owned by the late investor Martin Zweig, is on the market for the stunning price of $125 million. Dethroning the $110 million One57 Penthouse as the most expensive listing ever in Manhattan, it offers beautiful 360-degree views of Manhattan, Central Park, the Hudson and East Rivers, the sprawling penthouse encompasses the entire 41st, 42nd, and 43rd floors.
December 19, 2013
Emirates Palace hotel, the luxury Abu Dhabi hotel, has unveiled what is thought to be the world’s most expensive Christmas tree, valued at more than $11m. The 13-metre fake evergreen tree is located in the hotel’s lobby, and is decorated with silver and gold bows, ball-shaped ornaments and small white lights.
Chocolates.. One word which brings a smile on every face. From a kid to an adult everybody loves chocolates. It is the perfect gift for every occasion and also for situations where there is no occasion. If you want to say thank you, give a chocolate... If you want to say sorry give a chocolate that person. It can convey each feeling attached to it.
Here are the top 5 of the most expensive chocolates!
December 18, 2013
If you didn't plan your next holiday and you are looking for an exceptional vacation experience in 2014, then you may wanna consider one of top five luxury hotels to open next year. 2014 will be the year of the most luxury hotels. Across the globe a slate of elite hotels are in development and set to open in 2014 because people are traveling in the masse again. The hotels below are seeking to meet that demand by offering the best that high end accommodation has to offer. These hotels has the most luxury suites and rooms, conference centers, spacious ballrooms and beauty treatment spas, multiple pools, also golf courses, and much more besides..
Here are the top 5 luxury hotels to open in 2014:
Snow in Dubai!!!! The Ski Dubai at the Mall of Emirates made the fantasy of snow in desert land come true! The Ski Dubai is the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East spread over 22,500 square meters, covered with 6000 tons of real snow all round the year. The Ski resort boasts of five slopes with the longest run being 400 meters with a fall of over 60 meters.
Chalet Zermatt Peak is a luxury 5*+ catered chalet / boutique hotel. With uninterrupted views over the village of Zermatt and to the iconic Matterhorn, it is the premier Chalet in the Alps. The aforementioned wellness area includes a steam room, a sauna, a Jacuzzi tub and a gym. When guests feel the need to unwind, they can use outside lounge spots, cooking facilities and alfresco dining spots. Chalet Zermatt Peak is currently used as a boutique hotel, but interested customers can choose to rent or even buy the place for about $22 million.
The Streets of Monaco by Yacht Island Design is a 155-metre concept like no other. The design recreates a small section of the Principality of Monaco, home to the famous Formula One track and the Monaco Yacht Show. Basically, the superyacht acts as a floating island, harnessing the benefits that come from SWATH platforms, the main advantage being excellent stability.
Le Reve is the highly desirable luxury residential tower resting on a 15m high podium located in Dubai Marina. It is a highly exclusive development and is aimed at a niche clientele who are looking for a property that can provide an exclusive and luxurious lifestyle. It is the perfect pattern of elegance, architectural fantasy and uncompromised stylishness.
Bugatti Veyron became one of the most recongnizable symbols of wealth over the last few years, especially due to its rarity and impressive performance. A multi-millionaire motorist caused a stir in London by showing off this incredible black and gold Bugatti Veyron. The £1 million supercar was stationed outside the Dorchester alongside several other expensive vehicles.
December 17, 2013
From everything regarding luxurious and beautiful residences that you’ve seen on the Internet, in pictures or movies, what would it be the home of your dreams ? Well, I’ve had a lot of these in my mind, always replacing the one and only at that time with another one that seemed to be even better and I’m currently in love with the Willow House, from Singapore. It was designed by Guz Architects and stands on a hilltop, enjoying some lovely views of the natural landscape.
Paris – the quintessential city of romance! A leisurely stroll through the boulevards, a late breakfast at a quaint café, an exploration of the art galleries, a cruise on the Seine and dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant seems to be the perfect recipe for couples. But you needn’t be confined to the clichés when you are on a romantic escapade.
December 16, 2013
When it comes to flying luxuriously, Emirates have time and over again delivered only the best.
Its flagship A380 has broken the rules in delivering some of the finest onboard service. Private Suites, First Class Shower Spas, inflight Wi-Fi, flat-beds, mood lighting and a Shisha room are just some of the jewels in this crowning glory. For those who haven’t had a chance to experience the best of Emirates fine flying,Google Street View now gives you the chance to!
In one of Bangkok's most exclusive areas, The St. Regis Bangkok towers above the colorful hum that serves as the 24/7 soundtrack to this southeast Asian center of trade, culture, and cuisine. Confident handshakes and discerning eyes move perpetually up and down along Bangkok's Rajadamri Road, a center for corporations and finance houses alike. Up above it all, The St. Regis Bangkok acts as a cocoon of luxury; one replete with spa services, eclectic dining, and some of the most comfortable rooms in the city.
December 15, 2013
Viva Las Vegas! Dining, dancing, theater - this showstopper of a resort brings all the glitz and glamour of Sin City together under one roof. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but that won't stop you from bragging about your palatial Salon Suite. At 2,261 sq. ft., it has its own wet bar, powder room, and massage room - the latter for treatments from the hotel's vast spa and salon. And like all 2,034 rooms and suites at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, it's decked out in opulent modern style and offers dazzling downtown views through its floor-to-ceiling windows.
Alva Park Costa Brava is situated upon landscaped beachfront amidst local fishing villages in the heart of Costa Brava, Spain. It is a contemporary retreat in old-world surroundings. At the distinctively modern and utterly exclusive Alva Park Costa Brava, relaxation and fine dining are the only items on the agenda, and both are undertaken with gusto. Enjoy a magazine while perched on an aquatic sunbed in the outdoor heated pool, float in warm salt water and groove to underwater music in the Indian Princess Bath, or practice your golf swing at the indoor golf club with full swing golf simulators.
Heading to Hawaii is always a highly anticipated event, but what advice can Waikiki visitors count on? For a true taste of “barefoot bliss”, stay at The Modern Honolulu. Dress to impress, dress to be comfortable, or simply don some swimwear. At The Modern Honolulu, whatever works for you is exactly what you should do. Anything goes here, and in true Hawaiian style, this is one hotel that radiates chic, luxurious, and perfectly laid back charm.
December 14, 2013
Images of the 2015 BMW M3 and M4 have leaked – courtesy of Autocar UK. The M3 and M4 are, essentially, the same vehicle, with the M3 being a coupe and the M4 being a sedan. Both will sport the new M engine – the S55 B30. This is a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged in-line six-cylinder engine that produces 425 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque. Top speed is 155 mph.
The M3 and M4 will be offered with a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed M DCT dual-clutch transmission.
The M3 and M4 will be offered with a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed M DCT dual-clutch transmission.
December 13, 2013
Luxury 13,500 square-foot property was also place where A-lister clientele attended “an open house” – two-day event, so spicy described by The New York Times. The ski-in/ski-out chalet began as a project spearheaded by SKI Magazine, Resorts West and Deer Valley Resort to create a mountain residence that embodied every amenity a ski enthusiast might desire.
Beside dazzling customers with a stunning Christmas display at their flagship Old Bond Street store, the world’s premier jeweler and America’s house of design caused uproar in London. Last week, it’s a traditional horse-drawn coach glided through London’s busiest shopping locations celebrating the festive season.
December 11, 2013
From the house of Armand de Brignac comes a brand new bottle of bubbly! The company has just launched its groundbreaking 30-liter Rosé “Midas” bottle of champers, for a party like nothing else! Equivalent to 40 regular-sized 750ml bottles, the bottle weighs 100 pounds (45kg) and measures over four feet high making it the world’s largest bottle of Rosé Champagne ever! The first of these mammoth bottles will be popped on December 13, 2013 at the Hakkasan Las Vegas, located at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino.