Serenity and Luxury Defining the Pristine Villa Bianca in Italy

An enriching life is filled with love from family and friends, new acquaintances with whom to share experience and travel experiences. We all know that traveling makes us smarter and offers unique memories to rely on when you feel the need to escape from everyday routine. Italy is a wonderful place to visit, comprising history […]

Matthew McConaughey’s Austin Estate

Matthew McConaughey is having a terrific year, with no less than three amazing roles: a comical turn as sleazy trader Mark Hanna in The Wolf of Wall Street; his Oscar-nominated role in Dallas Buyers Club, and a continuing partnership with Woody Harrelson, a team on the hunt for a serial killer in HBO’s True Detective. […]

Inside Patrick Dempsey’s Frank Gehry–designed Malibu Estate

Arch Digest visited the Malibu, California, home of actor Patrick Dempsey and his family. Conceived by architect Frank Gehry in the late 1960s, the house is a vibrant and light-filled family compound. The approximately 5,000-square-foot home, which the previous owners had dubbed Tin House, is a relaxing yet expansive estate with a rich history. “We […]

Spike S-512 Panoramic Luxury Jet

In the design plans for an aircraft billed as the next-generation supersonic jet, passengers would be flown from New York to London in as little as three hours instead of six, and gaze at the sky in windowless cabins. The Spike S-512 will reach international destinations faster than any jet on the market and break […]

New management for Top End hotels

TWO iconic hotels, Kakadu’s Crocodile Hotel and Cooinda Lodge, have undergone a management shake-up after a quarter of a century under the one brand. French hotel giant Accor will assume the management of the hotels from March 31, replacing the Intercontinental Hotel Group in a move the owner, Kakadu Tourism chairman Rex Wild, says will […]

Dubai’s prestigious Palm Jumeirah development launches The Palm Tower Residences

Nakheel, the state-owned developer behind the landmark Palm Jumeirah development in Dubai, announced the launch of The Palm Tower Residences, a mixed-use luxury property slated for completion in 2016. Prices start at AED1.5 million (USD408,000) for fully-furnished, serviced studio units up to three-bedroom apartments. The project will also feature twelve rooftop restaurants, a viewing deck […]

Flyers owner Snider lists Gramercy Park home for $9M

Chairman of Philadelphia’s NHL team paid $7M for the three-bedroom in 2011 The Philadelphia Flyers’ founding owner, Ed Snider, is asking $8.75 million for his three-bedroom pied-à-terre at the 17-story condominium building at 50 Gramercy Park North. Snider bought the 2,870-square-foot unit in 2011 for roughly $7 million, and subsequently had the pad extensively renovated. […]

Dustin Hoffman sells Upper West Side pad for $21M

Oscar-winning movie star Dustin Hoffman has sold his massive three-floor apartment at the Upper West Side’s tony San Remo co-op for a little more than $21 million. The 8,000-square-foot co-op has four bedrooms and six bathrooms, and sits on floors 15 through 17 of the celebrity-laden building at 145-146 Central Park West. Hoffman sold the […]

Luxury interior design for Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah

London-based international architectural practice, HBA, has designed the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah project. The luxury interior design concept for the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah is woven from the history, tradition and culture of the UAE. Envisioned as an escape from the windswept sand dunes to the tranquil waters of the Arabian Sea, the luminous […]

MINI to the max

Recently we were invited to experience the new 2014 MINI Cooper and Cooper S hardtop on the narrow, winding and exquisitely beautiful country roads of Northern Puerto Rico and learned without a shadow of a doubt that size does indeed matter. The new MINI – dubbed F56 because code names are of course very cool […]

Mariah Carey lists her Bel Air mansion for $13 million

Mariah Carey and her husband, Nick Cannon, have put their Los Angeles mansion on the market for $13 million. The price is almost double the $7 million the superstar couple paid for the Bel Air property in 2009. The residence is a Hamptons-style home with seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms. The design is eclectic – […]

Google’s Eric Schmidt Buys $22 Million LA Home Near The Playboy Mansion

Google’s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt is now neighbors with Hugh Hefner. According to the NYPost, the 58-year-old former Google CEO has purchased an estate which is just a five minutes’ walk from the Playboy Mansion. Both are located within Los Angeles’ posh Holmby Hills neighborhood. He purchased the 9,182-square-foot, seven-bedroom “French chateau” for $22 million. […]

Mystical Collection of Indoor and Outdoor Spaces: Constance Lémuria Seychelles

Here is how the staff invites you to indulge in their carefully prepared heaven: “Experience the ultimate lifestyle hotel at the 5-star Constance Lémuria in the Seychelles. Enjoy the elegant luxury of the spacious suites and villas with views over the Indian Ocean. Unwind in swimming pools seemingly crafted by nature and let us indulge […]

Crystal-Clear Mediterranean Waters Seen from Villa L’Escalet

For those seeking a relaxed vacation in St.Tropez, Villa L’Escalet is an amazing choice to consider. Once you step inside this villa, stunning panoramas of the Mediterranean Sea draw you outdoors, on the spacious terrace. The infinity swimming pool floating over the hillside mirrors the sky and induces an overwhelming feeling of freedom. It’s only […]

Whitney Houston’s New Jersey mansion put on the market

A little bit of music history resides at this Mendham Township, NJ, home. The mansion was built in 1992, and it was the location of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown’s wedding. Houston, who died in 2012, never sold the property (although she listed in 2009). Now her estate has placed it on the market for […]

Patrick Dempsey’s Welcoming Malibu Home

Time has a way of domesticating what once seemed radical and avant-garde. In 1968, when Frank Gehry started work on a combined studio and residence in Malibu, California, for artist Ron Davis, the architect was still an outlier, just beginning his revolutionary experiments with forms and materials. Nearly half a century later, Gehry has won […]

Kia Niro Concept makes US debut

The first look at the Kia Niro makes you think it’s straight out of a science fiction film. It’s dark and menacing. In fact, that’s exactly what Kia wants. The auto brand is billing the Niro as an urban lifestyle concept vehicle. The Niro was originally unveiled last September at the Frankfurt Auto Show, but […]

See inside Scarlett Johansson’s new Hampton’s beach house

Actress Scarlett Johansson has put down $2.2 million to buy a Hamptons beach house. The home, located in Amagansett Dunes, New York, sits on a 1.4 acre lot and is next to the Peconic Land Trust preserve and pristine expanses of Napeague State Park. It should all ensure a nice, private home for the actress. […]

Retail invasion picks up pace: Where to find the foreign brands storming Australian shopping

The invasion of international names in fashion, cosmetics, homewares and department stores is gathering momentum as global brands snap up newly-developed space across capital cities and larger suburban shopping centres. Some, like Spain’s Zara, Britain’s Topshop and Williams Sonoma’s Pottery Barn from the US have already landed, while others, like British icon Marks & Spencer […]

Cate Blanchett buys unit on harbour as investment for sons

Cate Blanchett and her husband, Sydney Theatre Company artistic director Andrew Upton, have spent nearly $2 million on a waterfront apartment in Elizabeth Bay. Sources close to the sale said the purchase is an investment for their three sons, Dashiell, 12, Roman, 9, and Ignatius, 5, which makes the couple part of Sydney’s emerging kippers […]

Luxury Suites at Metlife Stadium for Super Bowl XLVIII

As the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos face off in Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday, February 2, here’s a look inside the opulent luxury suites at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. Watch the game of the year in style in suites designed by celebrity architect David Rockwell, who’s designed the Academy-award hosting Kodak […]

Skift Q&A: Ivanka Trump on What’s Behind the Design at Trump Hotels

Just as I’m about to sit down with Ivanka Trump last week at the Trump National Doral Miami, presently undergoing a $250 million renovation, a foreman and two construction workers walk into the sparkly new ballroom. They’ve come to ask Ms. Trump for her sign-off on a column somewhere that needs to be moved. Trump […]

Dining in Mexican Style : La Tratto Santa Lucia

Today we invite you on a virtual tour of an eclectic restaurant located in the historic center of the Mexican city of Merida, in the well-known Yucatan peninsula. Spreading over 383 square meters in a colonial building listed as a historic monument, “La Tratto” Santa Lucia defines itself as an Italian restaurant with an eclectic […]

Kourtney Kardashian puts her ‘Alice in Wonderland’ meets ‘Beetlejuice’ home on market

Reality star Kourtney Kardashian has placed her four-bedroom, five-bath house in Los Angeles, California, on the market. Kardashian, who lives in the home with partner Scott Disick and their two kids, describes the residence as “Alice in Wonderland” meets “Beetlejuice.” The colonial style home is located in the gated Calabasas community. Kardashian is selling the […]

YACHT OF THE WEEK: The $US78 Million Megayacht ‘Solemates’

When you spend tens of millions on a luxury megayacht, you want something that will be a blast 24/7. The 12-passenger “Solemates” — completed by famed German shipbuilders Lurssen in 2010 and now on the market — fits the bill. Yacht designer Espen Oeino created the sleek exterior while the interior was the work of […]

WA homebuyers are building holiday resorts at home

As more West Australians choose to replace vacations with ‘staycations’, homebuyers are changing the way they build their properties, according to one of WA’s top builders. The number of people accommodating at-home holidays by incorporating pools into house plans has doubled over the past few years with some spending up to $50,000 on outdoor living […]

Enjoying Switzerland’s Luxurious Ski Scene: Chalet Dent Blanche

Thinking about traveling to Switzerland for some seasonal fun? Then look no further than the luxurious Chalet Dent Blanche – a comfortable ski chalet in Verbier, in the country’s in south-western canton of Valais. The luxury ski chalet introduces you to fine quality details within a heart-warming environment. Rising 5 floors in between trees in […]

Eddie Murphy’s former mountaintop estate on the market for $12 million

Built by actor Eddie Murphy in 1998, this Granite Bay, CA, (situated just east of Sacramento) mountaintop estate is now on the market for $12 million. This stunning estate sits on a 2.5-acre compound and features a 12,000 plus square foot main residence, and a 5,200 square foot guest home. Lushly landscaped grounds are enhanced […]

Bugatti Fall/Winter 2014-15 Collection Makes A Blue Debut in Milan

Blue carpet was rolled out to welcome Bugatti’s debut in to the fashion world. The high-performance luxury automobiles manufacturer has teamed up with L’uomo Vogue to commemorate the collection with “The Magic of La Vie en Bleu” event. The much-awaited collection comprising of menswear and accessories was unveiled at Milan Men´s Fashion Week. And keeping […]

Ellen Degeneres buys historic $40 million LA Mansion

Comedian and talk show host Ellen Degeneres, and her wife, actress Portia de Rossi, have dropped $39.88 million for what real estate site Curbed called, ‘the best house in LA’. The property is the Brody House, built in 1949 and designed by A. Quincy Jones. The home sports over 13,500 square feet of living space, […]

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom put their California mansion on market – see inside

Reality show star Khloe Kardashian and her estranged professional basketball playing husband, Lamar Odom, have put their Tarzana, California, mansion on the market for $5.5 million. The home, located in a gated section of Mulholland Park, was designed in the style of a Mediterranean villa. There’s lots to like about the 10-year old home, starting […]

Karl Lagerfeld Designs Suites For Hôtel de Crillon in Paris

Once again the messiah of the fashion kingdom has been commissioned to design luxurious suites at a luxury hotel. We fear to lose Karl Lagerfeld to the world of interior designing as the creative designer has been touching many projects involving transformation of hotel décor. Scheduled to open up in 2015, Hotel de Crillon in […]

A Look At Long Island’s Wölffer Estate Vineyard

If you’re looking for a relaxing vino escape while in the Hamptons, head to Wölffer Estate Vineyards, located in Bridgehampton in the South Fork of Suffolk County, New York. Described by its staff as “an American Winery in the Classic European Tradition,” the 175-acre estate features an inviting tasting room that opens up onto a […]

Unforgettable Australian Vacation Destination: Qualia Resort on Hamilton Island

This harsh winter gathers up depressing thoughts, yet there are so many visually pleasant destinations to travel to with our mind before (if) we actually visit them, that it’s easy to remember how good many of us have it. Australia is an attractive destination and right on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef region […]

Ritz Paris Showcases Sneak Preview of Remodel

While France’s iconic Ritz Paris is closed for renovations for two years, the famed hotel on the Place Vendôme is offering a sneak preview of the new decor online through its brand new website at ritzparis.com. Admirers of Ritz Paris can catch a glimpse of the Imperial Suite, the luxurious indoor pool at the spa, […]

Hoteliers, airlines hail strong start

DESPITE some five-star Sydney hotels slashing room rates to under $200 a night this week, the tourism sector reports a marked pick-up in hotel and airline bookings for the rest of January and into February, spurred on by an upturn in corporate travel and improving consumer sentiment. French-owned hotel giant Accor said corporate hotel bookings […]

Essential Well-Being In a Fascinating New Zealand Landscape: Aro Hā

New Zealand is a place of wonder, a vacation destination boasting fabulous landscapes and elegant accommodations that promise and deliver serenity and inspiration. Located on the South Island of New Zealand, the luxury retreat Aro Hā is just 40 minutes drive from Queenstown and was completed in December 2013. This brand new luxury resort accommodates […]

Striking Koh Samui Retreat By The Beach in Thailand

The beautiful and modern Celadon Villa, envisioned as a relaxing retreat by the sea in Koh Samui, Thailand, was designed by GFAB Architects for (and in collaboration with) the British born entrepreneur (interior designer), Camilla Riviere, to spend the cold season in a different setting. She lives in Sweden, where winters are not exactly mild nor friendly. The […]

Contemporary Stylish Hotel in the Heart of Dallas: The Joule

Set in the heart of the exciting city of Dallas, The Joule is a luxury hotel accommodating dazzling suites and meeting rooms, ideal for the contemporary traveler, interested in both, business and leisure. With an impressive number of rooms, guests can choose from deluxe suites, loft suites, penthouses and many more. An interesting asset is […]

7 High-Tech Luxury Hotels

As the tech boom continues to roll on, the hotel industry has gotten in the game, offering guests the latest and greatest gadgets, amenities and conveneinces. If you’re looking for the hotels with latest technology available look no further as we have listed down hotels that can satisfy your needs. United States Hotel 1000 Seattle […]

Brooklyn Boutique Hotels

For visitors to New York, it’s always been basically unheard of to stay anywhere but Manhattan. And if you did want to come up with an alternative home base, it would have been hard to do, considering how few hotels there were in any other borough. Now, thanks to a new crop of boutique hotels—and […]

The Longhouse Holiday Villa in Bali With Exquisite Panoramic Views

Located in southern Bali, the Longhouse Holiday Villa mixes traditional design ideas with modern comfort, offering a holiday escape to remember. The large terrace communicating with a swimming pool and the green landscape beyond is probably the most spectacular asset of the accommodation unit. The villa “spans the Jimbaran hillside revealing panoramic vistas in a […]

Most Popular Restaurants Googled in 2013

Sushi master Nobuyuki Matsuhisa’s Nobu Restaurant was most-Googled in 2013, followed by NoMad Restaurant and Mas (farmhouse). Google has unveiled their list of the most searched-for restaurants of 2013 in the US, and, not-surprisingly, all-star eateries in New York dominate the list. The most popular restaurant list is part of Google’s annual Zeitgeist list for […]

New Audi TT Coming in 2014

Audi has officially confirmed that the third generation of the iconic Audi TT will arrive in showrooms during 2014. The new model from the German car maker will be lighter, making it sportier than its predecessors and closing the gap with its main rival, the Porsche Boxster. Audi hopes to shave 60kg from the weight […]

Inside Leonardo DiCaprio’s $17.35 million Malibu Beach House

The “Wolf of Wall Street” star Leonardo DiCaprio has sold his stunning Malibu Beach house for $17.35 million. The Oscar-nominated actor originally placed a $23,000,000 asking price on the oceanfront property, which is located in the star-stocked Malibu Colony community. The private property includes three separate buildings — a 4-bedroom main house, a 2-bedroom guesthouse, […]

See inside Keira Knightley’s new London home

Actress Keira Knightley has bought herself a new home in London. The home was on the market for approximately $6.5 million – but it’s not known how much the Oscar-nominated actress and her husband, musician James Righton (who wed earlier this year), actually paid. The home features almost 2,800 square feet of living space. There […]

Drew Bledsoe’s $10 million Oregon estate up for sale

Former NFL quarterback Drew Bledsoe has placed his Oregon home on the market. The New England Patriots/Buffalo Bills quarterback, who retired in 2006, is asking a cool $9.95 million for the Bend, Oregon, estate. As you would expect from a former athlete, the rustic looking residence is a sportsman’s dream. The home rests on 10 […]

Cavalli Restaurant & Lounge Opens Up In Miami Beach

After setting up outlets for top entertainment and night life experience in Dubai and Milano, Roberto Cavalli heads to Miami to woo merry makers just in time for the festive season. Cavalli Miami Restaurant & Lounge has opened its doors to be crowned as the designer’s first entertainment location in the US. A must visit […]

The Essence Of Luxury: The Monaco Life Club Floating Beach Bar

The very essence of luxury, Monaco is the ultimate summer vacation destination. It fascinates the rich and famous with its unique sophistication and exclusive affluent lifestyle. This piece of heaven, located on the French Riviera, boasts a variety of high class clubs, restaurants and hotels, that offer high quality services, which, as expected, don’t come […]

A Moat Is the Latest Luxury Home Requirement In California

Viking Range? Check. Wine cave? Yes. Granite countertop? Of course… The luxury dream home checklist requires a hot new feature: the moat. Possibly inspired by Game of Thrones, famous and affluent Californians have made a moat the latest “must-have” home specification, according to the LA Times. Pictured above, for example, Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady’s […]

Stunning View: Step Into The Glass Box Hanging Over The French Alps

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 […]

Acadamy-award winning actor Keith Carradine’s $8 million Telluride retreat

If you’re looking for a beautiful mountain home steeped in film and music history, the home of academy award-winning actor Keith Carradine is up for sale. The home, located in Telluride, Colorado, is not only linked to Carradine (the son of actor John Carradine and brother of David Carradine), but it was previously owned by […]

Lifestyle purchasers return to the farm property sector in south west of England

The farms and land market in the south west of the UK has seen the return of the lifestyle buyer in 2013 with a number of rural properties seeing increasing interest, according to the latest sector report from Chesterton Humberts. According to head of rural, David Hebditch, 2013 has been an interesting year in the […]

Leonardo DiCaprio and Bruce Willis mansions top China’s best in show

It isn’t just vendors who are hoping to catch the eye of some of China’s cashed-up house hunters of late, but also Hollywood heavyweights Leonardo DiCaprio and Bruce Willis. DiCaprio’s Malibu weekender didn’t come with an address, but his name was enough to make it one of the main attractions at the Shanghai Luxury Properties […]

Inside New York’s Most Expensive Penthouse at $125 Million

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 […]

Kingsley Smith, Founder of Chophouse and the infamous Kingsley’s Steakhouse & Crabhouse talks brand, property and a new Bondi Beach venture by the China Doll operators ‘China Diner’.

Starting his first restaurant in King Street at the fresh-faced age of 24, the venture was so successful that Kingsley Smith then went on to open Kingsley’s Woolloomooloo, Brisbane, Canberra and the Chophouse in the CBD of Sydney. With each venue institutional in its own right, Kingsley conglomerated the organisation of restaurants to form Pacific […]

Mandarin Oriental, Paris Reviewed

Have you ever stepped into a hotel that takes your breath away? If the answer is “no,” then you’ve never been to the Mandarin Oriental, Paris. From your first step into the entrance you will be surrounded by a stunning wall of flowers that lead into the luxurious, spacious lobby featuring plush couches and chairs […]

Friendly Ski Retreat in the Swiss Alps: Chalet Ibron

There is something so incredibly welcoming about the Chalet Ibron in the Swiss Alps, and we “blame” this appeal on the fascinating landscapes it neighbors, as well as on its friendly architecture. The villa’s exterior evokes a sense of privacy and serenity due to the traditional style and materials (wood, stone) employed. Boasting four bedrooms […]

Buy The ‘Wolf Of Wall Street’ Penthouse for $6.5 Million

Now you can live like Jordan Belfort, Leonardo DiCaprio’s character in the film “The Wolf Of Wall Street.” The Midtown Manhattan penthouse used as a backdrop in Martin Scorsese’s critically-acclaimed movie is on the market. With a stunning New York city skyline and East River views, the Penthouse B at the Milan Condominium at 300 […]

Tour Rosie O’Donnell’s new $6.375 million mansion

Actress and talk show host Rosie O’Donnell has finalized a deal on a mansion in Saddle River, New Jersey. The home, which she purchased for $6.375 million, has five bedrooms, six bathrooms and sports over 5,000 square feet of living area. Indoor highlights: seven fireplaces, a living room with beamed ceilings, a wood-paneled library, a […]