In the dizzying world of the high and mighty, it is not enough to be rich, you have to look the part too. With wealth and position comes a demand for immaculate taste and the best purchases in both apparel and accessories. And there is nothing on this planet that will announce your arrival to the world better than an authentic crocodile skin Hermes handbag. It is the accessory that will catapult you to the highest echelons of society. A statement of true worth and elegance for over a quarter of a century, the iconic bags are made from … Read More
Steve Wynn, the casino owner of Las Vegas, is undoubtedly one of the most talked-about ancient item collectors of recent times. He is however often criticized by different art communities all across the world for spending too much money on some rather second rate pieces. Can we really blame him? It’s his money after all and this time, no matter, whatever critics may say, Wynn had hit the bull’s eye in 2006. During the Christie’s Imperial Sale held in Hong Kong in that year, Wynn purchased an ancient vase representing the Ming Dynasty in China for a whopping price … Read More
New Years, Birthdays, Weddings, and Promotions: any form of significant celebration is incomplete without the commemorative drink, champagne. The sparkling beads of golden liquor are a quintessential symbol of the convivial and decadent air of fêtes, spawning a variety of traditions around the drink. Festivity and luxury are synthesized in the most exclusive of bubblies, Dom Pérignon. The purely vintage champagne brand has become renowned for its superior taste and brand value, thus being indispensable in the enthusiast and connoisseur’s winery.
Dom Pérignon is the cuvée de prestige of the Moët & Chandon champagne house, and the first … Read More
Created for those with a diamantine sweet tooth in mind, Chef Marc Guibert’s fantastically extravagant dessert was in the shape of a Faberge Egg made of the finest dark chocolate from continental Europe, champagne, caviar, edible gold, and diamonds. Yes, you read that right: a two-carat diamond crowns the fabulous pudding, thus exponentially increasing the price tag to $35,000 or £22,000 and capturing the title of the World’s Most Expensive Dessert. Guibert’s work of culinary art comfortably beat the previous record set by Serendipity III of New York, with their ‘Frrozen Haute Chocolate’ that was priced at $12,000.
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To many, luxury is defined by elegant supercars, flying in private jets or experiencing luxury vacations. However, this is just the tip of the iceberg, in an ocean full of luxury as far as your eyes can make out. At the helm of this luxury drive stands ‘in your face’ luxury architecture in the form of humongous buildings, towers and skyline dominating skyscrapers. Over the world map, you can scan numerous marvels of modern architecture that have been designed and developed to not only push the boundaries of structural engineering but to bring a sense of awe to all those … Read More
Money can’t buy everything but it can certainly buy you luxury. Presidential Suite Intercontinental Hotel Hong Kong is one of the most expensive suites in Asia and in the world too. It ranks in the list of top ten most expensive hotels in the world. Hong Kong is a big business hub in Asia and attracts many travelers from all over the globe. Business travels are particularly important as China is the fastest growing economy. This 7000 sq feet, premium offering from Intercontinental Hong Kong has put South East Asia on the map for luxurious hotels.
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If your passion for performance and luxury autos cannot be stopped, and your McLaren F1 is becoming a bore along with the rest of your exotic cars, it might be time to check out the “Car of the Decade,” the Bugatti Veyron. The most recent model, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport, has an estimated price tag of $2.3 million and, if that figure is even close to the ultimate price, will be the most expensive car in the world.
The car is built by Volkswagen AG subsidiary Bugatti Automobiles SAS and is sold under the legendary Bugatti marque. … Read More
IPhone 4S, BlackBerry Bold, Samsung Galaxy S II: these three names have been constantly hovering on the tech radar, each in a resolute duel to capture the elusive throne and emerge as the supreme smartphone, emblematic of prestige and power. Yet, it takes only one word to relegate these major players into quotidian insignificance: Vertu. Vertu, a British-based company, is the forerunner in the luxury phone market, creating phones that promise one an all access pass to the most exclusive nightclubs, clubs, and security corporations, all encased in handmade polished Black PVD stainless steel, red gold, sapphire screen, and black … Read More
The world of reality television is a magical and alluring journey that can make ordinary people into celebrities overnight. However, it takes real charm to transform that fame into an eternal pass to the high life. When “Keeping up with the Kardashians” premiered on E!, the American public hardly knew the family, let alone be crazy about them. But all it took was one reality show to catapult the entire family, including the three Kardashian sisters into the top echelons of Hollywood celebrity.
Known for their no-holds-barred partying and their lavish lifestyle, the Kardashians are adept at making a … Read More
Oprah Winfrey is featured in the Forbes list of most influential woman and is one of the most generous philanthropists who has generated millions of dollars for charity. She is the first African American woman billionaire with a net worth $2.7 billion. Oprah went on to start her own production company, Harpo Productions. She is the highest paid television anchor, an entrepreneur, and a philanthropist.
She herself has donated huge sums to charity organizations that raise funds for various causes. Her contribution towards development of television made her a perfect candidate for the Bob Hope Humanitarian award during the 2002 … Read More