Category: Luxury Lists

From Zero to Hero: Top 10 Inspirational Success Stories

JK Rowling

By Boogie

Posted 25 Feb 2015 7:42 pm

When it comes to achieving great success, it’s rarely a smooth ride. But some people in particular had to face great adversity and succeeded to get to the very top against all the odds. It’s important to always be reminded of these stories and to know that whether you’re at the bottom of the ladder or over the hill, it’s never impossible or too late to achieve greatness. So here are some of the most impressive examples of going from zero to hero in sports, politics, business, and media. 10. Howard Schultz Born to a poor family in Brooklyn, HowardREAD MORE »

Top 15 Most Expensive Space Missions and Programs

International Space Station

By Boogie

Posted 19 Feb 2015 2:09 am

The astrophysicist Lawrence Krauss once quipped that it costs as much to send a probe to Mars as it does to make a movie about sending a probe to Mars. But while the dissatisfaction with the destination for public and private spending is understandable, space science and exploration is pretty expensive, as we are about to see. And it doesn’t do very well at the box office, either. 15. New Horizons, Estimated Cost: $650 Million Launched in January 2006, New Horizons is currently approaching the dwarf planet Pluto. It is expected to reach its initial destination in July 2015, inREAD MORE »

Top 10 Richest Fashion Designers in the World

Ralph Lauren

By Boogie

Posted 12 Feb 2015 1:07 am

There’s certainly a lot of money to be made in the fashion industry – after all, people are always going to buy clothes! And though many designers have the air of bohemian artists who would squander their fortune immediately, some have proven to be quite astute entrepreneurs. The following is a list of those who have been the most successful, earning billions from their creations: 8.,9.,10. Sara Blakely – $1 Billion Fashion isn’t all about eccentric, highly creative designers and their elegant or flamboyant collections. Sometimes, it’s all about having an idea and solving a problem – which is howREAD MORE »

Top 10 Most Luxurious Places to Dock Your Yacht

Port de Saint-Tropez

By Boogie

Posted 4 Feb 2015 1:34 am

While the open sea is more or less the same everywhere you go, the places you eventually dock definitely aren’t. When it comes to location and facilities, the marina can be just as important as the hotel you check into when traveling by more conventional means. Unsurprisingly, some of the best marinas are located in places which also offer excellent hotels, so opting for accommodations on land or at sea might be a tough choice – but honestly, it’s the kind of choice we wouldn’t mind! For now, here is a list of some of the world’s most luxurious placesREAD MORE »

Top 10 Most Successful Kickstarter Campaigns Ever

Exploding Kittens

By Boogie

Posted 26 Jan 2015 7:58 pm

One of the best things about the internet is that it brought about a sort of “democratization” of the entertainment industry. Whereas big companies used to decide what gets made and what doesn’t (sometimes taking into account the fan’s wishes, but certainly not always!), now fans can interact directly with the creators and contribute to the funding of gadgets, video games, and even movies. Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform which has been at the forefront of this revolution. Over the past few years, numerous independent projects have been financed via this service. Some of these projects have been extremely lucrative,READ MORE »

Modern Wonders of the World: Top 15 Amazing Skyscrapers


By Boogie

Posted 19 Jan 2015 11:45 am

Skyscrapers are the modern wonders of the world, incredibly tall structures which are not only useful (when you can’t find any more space on the ground, why not reach for the clouds?), but also illustrate humanity’s ambition and desire to always go upwards. And while any building standing over a few hundred feet tall is a great feat of engineering, some are true architectural masterpieces – so we’ve gathered a list of 15 of the most amazing and awe-inspiring sky-scrapers in the world, starting with: 15. 30 St Mary Axe, London Located in the heart of the City of LondonREAD MORE »

Top 10 Spectacular Hotels and Resorts We’ve Presented in 2014

The Peninsula Hong Kong

By Boogie

Posted 4 Jan 2015 9:41 pm

What makes a hotel or resort truly awesome? The location, the service, the facilities, the quality of the amenities, or the style of the decorations? As always, the answer is somewhere in the middle, as the most important thing seems to be the synergy between all of those features. In the past 12 months, we’ve showcased many such wonderful retreats from around the world and now we’ve put together a list of the ten very best. Enjoy! 10. Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali Alila Villas Uluwatu is an extensive, 35.5-acre resort located on the enchanting island of Bali. It brings togetherREAD MORE »

Top 10 Magnificent Mansions Placed on the Market in 2014

Villa di Sogni

By Boogie

Posted 3 Jan 2015 10:35 pm

From state-of-the-art contemporary mansions to classic architectural masterpieces, we’ve featured some of the best and most luxurious properties that were put on the market in 2014 all over the world. Here’s another look at the top ten most impressive of them: 10. Chateau-Style Estate, Houston, Texas Texas isn’t exactly the place you’d expect to find an Old World-style chateau, but this is exactly what this magnificent close-in Memorial mansion is. You hardly know you’re in Houston, especially since the home is surrounded by 2.5 wooded acres, which makes the place feel almost secluded. The sumptuous house offers 27,000 square-feet ofREAD MORE »

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