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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS ESTATE ASKS $15 MILLION

Steele Point is a familiar sight for sailors in the British Virgin Islands. The villa, perched on a rocky headland, is the first house on Tortola visible to vessels approaching from the West. The 2-acre property, on the market with Coldwell Banker’s Chris Smith for $15 million, was designed in the 1970s by Michael Helm […]

Flying Solo

The population of China—which at last count included 2.8 million millionaires and 315 billionaires—spends more money than any other country’s except Japan’s on luxury goods, from Louis Vuitton luggage to Bottega Veneta purses to Bentley sedans, coupes, and convertibles. In fact, in 2012, Bentley Motors sold 2,253 automobiles in China, which was close to its […]

Parties pay for exclusive few

HARDLY anyone has been inside La Corniche, the spectacular harbour-side apartment in Sydney’s McMahons Point with views across the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and the city. It is available for holiday rentals any time of the year, and leases for $40,000 a week over the Christmas/New Year period But through Jessica Kirkpatrick’s Luxe House, you […]

Sienna Miller Stars in New Ford Mustang Campaign by Rankin (Watch)

Sienna Miller stars in an advertising campaign for the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang. This is the first time the classic car is available in Europe in its 50 years of production. The actress says “Every time I am in America I’ve always rented a Mustang to drive so I’m very excited it’s coming to Europe. […]

Karl Lagerfeld to Open London Flagship

PARIS — Karl Lagerfeld is set to open his biggest European store to date in London next year as part of the global retail expansion of the designer’s signature brand. The 2,700-square-foot flagship will be located at 145-147 Regent Street, previously home to men’s wear brand Hackett. Its neighbors on the prestigious thoroughfare, which attracts […]

Jaguar F-Type Coupe debuts

The 2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe has been let out into wild at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. The latest offering from Jaguar will start at $65,895. The S model will start at $77,895, while the top-of-the-line R model goes for $99,895. The F-Type Coupe started off as the Jaguar C-X16 concept. Some of the […]

SPEND THE HOLIDAY AT SYDNEY’S SURFSIDE, PALM BEACH

Surfside, located in Sydney’s playground of Palm Beach, is an exceptional home with stylish chic interiors and breathtaking views – it offers luxury, decadence and effortless style. This private paradise presents incredible and unparalleled views of Palm Beach, sweeping all the way from the Barrenjoey Lighthouse and beyond, stretching back to the southern end of […]

First Drive: 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith

The crystal blue sky and light winds promised perfect conditions for the day ahead as my 737 touched down at Phoenix Sky Harbor airport. Upon passing through security, I was met by a concierge who guided me to the white 2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost and my driver who was waiting to take me to the Phoenician […]

Bugatti Legend “Meo Costantini” Unveiled at Dubai International Motor Show

The Dubai International Motor Show 2013 has marked the world premiere of the Bugatti Legend “Meo Costantini”. This is the third model in the six-part edition “Les Légendes de Bugatti”, and is dedicated to Meo Costantini, a close friend of company founder Ettore Bugatti and two-time winner of the Targa Florio. This Legend car, like […]

Range Rover XL

The first official long-wheelbase SUV to be offered by Range Rover for 20 years will be officially unveiled at the Dubai motor show in November alongside the Range Rover Autobiography Black bespoke specification package. The standard Range Rover is not exactly small, nor does it lack for creature comforts or exclusivity. However, the new model […]

Looking for a bespoke holiday experience heli-skiing in the French Apls?

Christmas in the French Alps for 8 – 30% Savings Dec 21, 2013 – Dec 28, 2013: $32,400 Accommodations for 8: Exclusive use of Chalet Pelerin 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 6000 square feet 4 king en-suite bedrooms Bunk room with 4 twin beds Open-plan living room with central fireplace Fully equipped media room Gourmet kitchen […]

It’s a Small World

Mercedes-Benz continues to expand its product range—but rather than going after superpremium buyers with the likes of the Maybach, it is trying to add owners to the three-pointed-star fold. The first effort in this outreach to entry-level buyers is the $30,000 front-wheel-drive CLA sedan. Mercedes will use that platform as the base of its new […]

Liberty Holiday Villa Cascading Along Millionaires’ Mile in Phuket, Thailand

Cascading off a hill, along Millionaires’ Mile in Phuket, Thailand, Liberty Villa blends a majestic location with a luxurious appearance. The six bedroom holiday refuge boasts five levels, each of them offering extensive Andaman Sea views. Its architecture was obviously inspired by the clean lines of the modern-minimalist style, yet also integrates contemporary Asian elements. Thatched […]

Mondo Marine M60 Megayacht

Italian shipyard Mondo Marine has begun construction of the M60 Megayacht – a stunning all-aluminum 197-footer (60-meters). The M60 will feature styling by Luca Dini Design. It is being constructed for exceptional speeds, sporty lines, and luxury. The Mondo Marine M60 is expected to have a cruising speed of 18-knots and a maximum speed of […]

Is this the best road trip ever?

Tackling Europe’s best roads, hotels and restaurants in your own Ferrari – does it get any better? In a tiny Italian village, locals are going about their daily business when an evocative buzz reaches their ears. As an eye-popping array of late-model Ferraris wails slowly down the main thoroughfare they stare, then wave. Some even […]

The $100m gamble behind billionaire Larry Ellison’s America’s Cup win

Oracle Team USA has won the America’s Cup against Emirates Team New Zealand, after a dramatic come-from-behind victory by the Americans in San Francisco Bay. The US won the three-week event with nine race wins after clawing back an eight-to-one lead by the New Zealanders. The winning team was funded by billionaire Larry Ellison, who […]

Angelina Jolie Calls Australia Home – But Where?

Australian paparazzi were whipped into a frenzy when Angelina Jolie flew into Sydney with her six children in tow. The Oscar-winning actress is here for her second directorial effort, Unbroken, which is expected to have a Christmas 2014 release. The film is about Olympic distance runner Louie Zamperini, who survived 47 days on a raft […]

The $3m Ferrari money alone can’t buy

Getting your hands on the world’s ”most exclusive car” isn’t easy, as more than a dozen wealthy Australians and New Zealanders have discovered. The prospective buyers offered the $3 million price for the LaFerrari, but were knocked back – the seven cars on offer will only go to the brand’s most loyal customers who already […]

Alfa Romeo 4C – Compact Supercar

The Alfa Romeo model lineup has been looking rather Spartan of late with only two vehicles still officially in production but that is all about to change with the official arrival of the 4C, a vehicle that the Italian firm clearly thinks will give the best of the rest a real run for their money. […]

Stacy’s Stunning Stays: The Best Hotels of Miami

The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach With the elegance, culture and excitement brimming in Miami’s Art Deco District, the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach is the ideal destination right in the middle of it all. Tucked away on a discreet corner of the famous Lincoln Road, and situated directly on the beach, The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach is truly in […]

Western Luxury at The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, Wyoming

The Pursuitist was “off-the-grid” at the Brush Creek Ranch – which offers 15,000 acres of Western landscape near Saratoga, Wyoming. The Ranch is the ideal destination for authentic adventures, including horseback riding, fly-fishing, hiking, hunting, mountain biking and ranger tours. However, Brush Creek includes all the luxuries of any 5-star resort, complete with Western flair […]

John Gandel sells luxury yacht for $29m: five more rich listers who love big boats

Ultra-reclusive Melbourne property billionaire John Gandel won’t be taking to the high seas for a little while, after selling his 56-metre luxury yacht called Galaxy for a reported €20 million ($28.7 million). According to a report in The Australian Financial Review’s Rear Window column, the sale was handled by London-based Burgess Yachts, which specialises in […]

Eco-friendly is the way for the new Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid supercar

A slightly closer watch on the trend of luxury cars, and one can notice that there is a distinct interest in producing vehicles which would glide just as fine on alternative eco-friendly energy. From the BMW to Rolls Royce, every brand seems to have something of an hybrid edition of their luxury brands out there, […]

Life’s just a sea breeze

It has a lower profile than many tropical getaway destinations, but this really is the original treasure island, writes Karen Halabi. It was less than two years after Australians Chris Booth and his wife Wendy built their coastal resort on Samoa’s main island of Upolu – in the spirit of Robert Louis Stevenson who built […]

Land Rover To Unveil First Hybrid SUV

In Frankfurt next month, Land Rover will present its first hybrid SUV, which combines a diesel engine with an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery for a total power of 340hp. The model is slated to launch in early 2014. For its entry into the hybrid market, Land Rover chose to combine a 3l SDV6 […]

The airline seat that costs more than a house

As you snuggle into your business class seat on your next long-haul flight, consider that what’s beneath your behind may have cost more to build than your car. The average long-haul business class seat can cost between $US30,000 and $US80,000 ($32,500 to $87,000) to develop and build, according to a New York Times report. And […]

Aston Martin in Technical Partnership with Mercedes-AMG GmbH

Aston Martin has announced moves toward a technical partnership with Mercedes-AMG GmbH, a subsidiary of Daimler AG. A Letter of Intent has been signed and both parties are working towards signing definitive agreements before the end of the year. Such agreements are subject to applicable regulatory approvals. The proposed deal will see Aston Martin access […]

Stories for Sale

Richard Gauntlett established his reputation as a man capable of making extraordinary acquisitions early in his life, when, at the age of 22, he brokered the sale of a handful of historic racecars. Concurrently, the young British entrepreneur began collecting a variety of unusual and historically significant items for himself. Those antiques came to predominate […]

Ferrari 458 Speciale

Italian sports car manufacturer Ferrari has released photos and specs on the 458 Speciale, which will be unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September. The Ferrari 458 Speciale will pack a lot of power. It has a 4.5-liter V-8 that will produce 597 ponies. Ferrari reports that the 458 Speciale will go from 0-62 […]

Choose Your Own Adventure

Years ago, a mild case of sunburn might have been the most hair-raising experience of summer vacation, but today’s globe-trotters are seeking out journeys that go far beyond surf and sand. For travelers who prefer mountains to monuments, cycling to sightseeing, and treks to tour buses, two new resort programs are aiming to infuse a […]

Hawaii – Kukui`ula ~ Luxurious Private Club and Community

Hawaii’s most significant new community in decades is 1,000 acres overlooking the blue Pacific – a luxurious private club and community with a casual, open heart on Kaua‘i, an island of enduring calm and matchless beauty. In this down-to-earth paradise on the sunny, spectacular south shore, members enjoy a welcoming club of thoughtful, come-as-you-are comforts […]

Mercedes-Benz to unveil Silver Arrows Marine Granturismo at Monaco Yacht Show

Mercedes-Benz will unveil the Silver Arrows Marine Granturismo, a motor-powered mini yacht, at the Monaco Yacht Show in September. The futuristic 14-meter luxury yacht was built by Silver Arrows Marine using the design expertise of the German car manufacturer. The yacht, which is reminiscent of the brand’s GT roadster, reportedly took designers a year to […]

Private Greek Island for Sale, Yours for $14 million

An uninhabited private island off the coast of Greece will go on auction at a starting price of $14 million in September, the company organising the sale announced yesterday. The sale of the island, part of the Spalathronisia archipelago that sits 500 metres from the Halkidiki peninsula, a tourist hotspot in northern Greece, is just […]

Casa Copa de Oro

This spacious 10,000 sq. ft., 6-bedroom, 6-bath villa has been recently renovated throughout, including the addition of two new 1-bedroom casitas and a second private pool with direct access to the beach. View the fabulous sunsets from the terrace complete witha  heated pool, palapa bar, built-in lounges, sitting area, and Jacuzzi. All bedrooms have private […]

Ballast Key, Florida Keys, the US $US15.8 million ($17.4 million)

  As much as people may want James Bond to break into their house and deliver his token backwards name-reveal, it’s probably not going to happen. That is, unless they own this island. Those who have read Licence to Kill may recall 007 using an island owned by eccentric Florida investor David Wolkowsky as a safe house. […]

Singapore Airlines unveils revamped interiors

Singapore Airlines has unveiled a revamp of the interior of its long-haul passenger jets, which includes changes to seats and its in-flight entertainment system. In a challenge to Qantas and alliance partner Emirates, Singapore Airlines is spending almost $US150 million ($165 million) on the product refit, which will begin on eight Boeing 777-300 planes. “Singapore […]

LVMH Opens Its Workshops for Two Days of Public Visits

Behind the scenes at some of the world’s greatest luxury brands, including Louis Vuitton, Bulgari, Christian Dior, and Berluti, are craftspeople creating leather goods, jewelry, watches, footwear, and more using techniques that have been employed for more than a century. On June 15 and 16, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton—the luxury-goods conglomerate that owns numerous brands, […]

New Book Highlights Vermont’s Local Fare

Vermont has a rich tradition of food production. The Green Mountain state is famous for its small farms. Many may visit Vermont in the winter months for skiing and snowboarding but for farm-fresh eating, summer is the ideal time to be in Vermont (although you could also make a strong argument for autumn or spring […]

The Team at Four Seasons Hotel George V invites guests to join a “Cultural Jogging” experience through Paris.

The team at Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris is sharing their passion for their city with guests through a unique weekly “cultural jogging” experience. This original idea was initiated by two employees of the Hotel, both accomplished athletes and jogging fans wishing to help guests discover their city like never before – through a […]

Four Seasons Hotel George V offers a unique dinner cruise to enjoy Bastille Day’s fireworks

Ever thought of visiting Paris for Bastille Day?  Four Seasons Hotel George V offers a unique package to watch the spectacular fireworks while enjoying a fun dinner on a private boat cruising the Seine River. Guests depart from the hotel by bus around 7:00pm on July 14, 2013 and head to the “Quai de Seine” where […]

AROUND THE WORLD IN 360 PARTIES

The Global Party is where the world’s elite come to party at the most exclusive venues around the globe all in the name of charity. The party-hopping marathon is back for the second time, after the 2011 event that involved 80 parties in 73 cities over 24 hours – and this year there is a […]

Enjoy the Championships at Wimbledon with VIP Perks

The Wimbledon Experience, which provides exclusive tours and hospitality for the Championships at Wimbledon tennis tournament (from June 24 through July 7), is offering U.S. corporations and individuals VIP entrance with the Semi-Finals and Finals Tours. The package includes access to all women’s and men’s matches in their respective rounds with two days’ membership to the Gatsby […]

Super Subdued

The F12 descriptor, chosen by Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo, references the brand’s Formula 1 racing heritage and the car’s cylinder count; berlinetta is Italian for “little saloon.” As of mid-October, Ferrari had not announced a price for the F12 Berlinetta, but estimates ranged from $300,000 to more than $350,000. U.S. deliveries are expected to begin in […]

Curvelle Makes Waves with Its New Catamaran

With the launch of its latest catamaran, the Turkish brand Curvelle, in conjunction with the Curvelle-Logos shipyard, proves that two legs are better than one. Thanks to its wide beam and two-hull structure, the 110-foot Curvelle Quaranta boasts greater stability, more space, and better comfort than most comparable monohull motoryachts—whether traveling at 5 or 25 knots. Quaranta, which […]

1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Convertible Coupe by Walker-LaGrande sells for $4.5 million

A rare 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Convertible Coupe recently sold at auction for $4.5 million. The Duesenberg Model SJ is only one of three produced – and the only supercharged example. The vehicle sports a 320 bhp, 420 cubic inch DOHC inline eight-cylinder engine with centrifugal supercharger, three-speed manual transmission, beam type front and live […]

Chris-Craft’s Cool Cruiser

Chris-Craft builds sport boats favored as both primary vessels and tenders. Not only do they look fast, they are fast. The Corsair 36 is the latest that will surely turn heads, not just because of the nearly 42-knot top speed, but also for Chris-Craft’s classic-meets-modern innovative amenities. At first glance, the cockpit seems best suited […]

Mercedes-Benz GLA Concept compact crossover

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the GLA Concept compact crossover at the Shanghai Auto Show. The GLA has a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine producing 208 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. It is built off of the same platform as the A- and B-Class autos that which we will see in the 2014 CLA sedan and B-Class […]

World’s largest yacht set to launch

A new luxury yacht, built by Lürssen Yachts, is set to take the title of largest motor yacht in the world. Measuring 590 feet long, the Azzam surpasses the 546-foot Eclipse, which is owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. ‘Azzam’ means “determination” in Arabic. The owner of the Azzam has yet to be identified, but news sources say the it […]

First look at the 2014 Maserati Ghibli

The first official images of the 2014 Maserati Ghibli have been revealed. The new Ghibli has a the long hood, pronounced nose and grille, and powerful rear fenders. The interior image shows off a sporty design with strong Italian influences. Not a much is known of the Ghibli’s specs, but here’s what we have so […]

Relighting the Cigar Malt

Back in 1998, The Dalmore became the first distillery to create a single-malt scotch specifically for cigar smokers. Of course, this made perfect sense, as there was a cigar boom going on in America—one of The Dalmore’s biggest markets—and the distillery’s master blender, Richard Paterson, was an avid cigar smoker. Appropriately, the spirit was called The Dalmore […]

The 2014 Alfa Romeo 4C Paves the Way for Alfa’s U.S. Comeback

The sexy mid-engine Alfa Romeo 4C that debuted at this year’s Geneva Motor Show is paving the way back to the United States for the iconic Italian marque. Measuring 157 inches overall on a 94-inch wheelbase, the compact two-seater is poised to take on the likes of the Porsche Cayman in both performance and price late this […]

Daniel Craig unveils new Range Rover Sport

Land Rover debuted the all-new Range Rover Sport through a live event in which Daniel Craig drove the vehicle through the streets of Manhattan. Current James Bond, Daniel Craig put the car through its paces, taking it from a container on the docks, through bustling New York streets and into Skylight at Moynihan Station on 8th Avenue […]

Greece to begin auctioning marinas

Greece will begin this week auctioning off rights to operate dozens of marinas as it seeks to tap private investment to boost lucrative yacht tourism. The state agency in charge of privatisation said six international tenders would be issued by June for 46 marinas in its portfolio while the tourism ministry pledged to facilitate licencing procedures […]

Villa Menton on the French Riviera

Located on a promontory, in the uptown area of Menton, with expansive views of the sea, this impressive villa on the French Riviera combines sophisticated luxury with appreciation of tradition. Its Mediterranean feel is enhanced by a lush surrounding vegetation and a diversity of warm colors, as far as the eye can see. Villa Menton […]