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Mikhail Fridman the Alfa oligarch

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By lau

Posted 22 May 2015 1:19 pm

The Russian businessman Mikhail Maratovich Fridman was born on the 21st of April 1964 in Lviv, Ukraine in a family of Jewish engineers and from an early age he was highly interested in music. During the high school period he was performing in a band and when he was in college he was running a nightclub called Strawberry Fields. Other jobs he had at the time were selling carpets and selling tickets to the Moscow theatre. After graduating from the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys in 1986 he tried several ventures like a window-cleaning business and eventually he and

Phil Anschutz the man who owns L.A.

Philip Anschutz

By lau

Posted 21 May 2015 12:28 am

The entrepreneur Philip Frederick Anschutz was born in Russell, Kansas on the 28th of December 1939 as the son of Marian and Frederick Benjamin Anschutz. The family was rich since the father was an oil tycoon and land investor owning ranches in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming moving into the oil-drilling business as well. The great grandfather of Philip was a German that emigrated from Russia to begin the Farmers State Bank in Russell. Philip went to the Wichita High School East and graduated in 1957 after which he went to the University of Kansas. He received a bachelor’s degree in

Delano Las Vegas offers a pampered Vegas experience

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By Adrian

Posted 20 May 2015 8:23 pm

Located right off the strip in an eye catching 43 storey golden tower that’s part of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Complex, the Delano Las Vegas is a massive all suite hotel which offers 1,117 luxurious accommodations, with large, spa-style baths, high-tech amenities and classy interiors. Every suite has separate living and sleeping areas, offering incredible views of the Strip, the pool or the mountains. Defined by style and sophistication, the Delano hotel brings South Beach luxury right in the heart of Las Vegas providing some world-class offerings for its guests. The hotel has 3 wonderful swimming pools and

Farfalla is a fascinating 31.78 metre sailing yacht

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By Adrian

Posted 20 May 2015 7:26 pm

The winner of the prestigious Quality & Value Award at the 2015 World Superyacht Awards, Farfalla is a true sailing beauty, launched by the South African shipyard Southern Wind exactly one year ago, in May 2014. This splendid 31.78 superyacht is actually the third SW 102 to be completed, but it’s completely different from the other two vessels. The owners of this gorgeous sailing yacht have been involved in the build-up process from start to finish, telling the designers exactly how their ideal sailing yacht should look like. They wanted an aesthetically pleasing yacht that was capable of bluewater sailing,

The exquisite glass blown chandeliers from LU Murano

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By Adrian

Posted 20 May 2015 6:43 pm

The chandeliers from LU Murano are contemporary works of art – the result of never ending experiments and the perfect balance between glass and light. They’re hand made and shaped by blowing by Master Gabio Forsanier, who’s responsible for taking these exclusive chandeliers to new levels of elegance and refinement with every new creation. The brand’s collection includes a lot of magnificent models, completely transparent and available in different sizes and in more than 20 different colors. But with every new creation this delightful collection is expanding, discovering new shapes and wonderful combinations that are both revolutionary and traditional. The

The Roland Iten R60 Diablo is the Swiss watch of belt buckles

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By Adrian

Posted 20 May 2015 6:11 pm

Roland Iten, a company specialized in crafting mechanical luxury for gentlemen, like luxurious belt buckles and many other goodies, has just unveiled its newest project, the R60 Diablo Belt Buckle. Designed together with the renowned jewelry expert Claude Sfeir, the R60 Diablo is more than just a simple belt buckle, featuring an exceptionally rare 60.66 carat cognac-colored diamond incorporated in the unique mechanism. The bucket itself is an incredible piece of carefully calibrated engineering, featuring 109 separate components, each of them made from either 18 carat rose gold, white gold or grade 5 titanium. And when you add this staggering

The new, hair rising Porsche 911 GT3 R Customer Race Car

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By Adrian

Posted 20 May 2015 5:41 pm

Porsche has recently unleashed to the world their new, breathtaking customer race car for the GT3 series, a stripped-out racer dubbed as the 911 GT3 R. Based on the GT3 RS, the ultra lightweight racer has improved aerodynamics, better handling, reduced fuel consumption and it even comes with lower service and spare parts costs, according to Porsche. Powered by the same naturally aspirated 4.0L flat six engine that the road-legal GT3 RS uses, the “R” version has a little more power, getting 500 horsepower from this unit, which is more than impressive for a race car that weights only 2,689

Picasso’s Les Femmes d’Alger sold for a record-breaking $179,365,000

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By Adrian

Posted 20 May 2015 5:09 pm

One of Picasso’s most famous paintings, the iconic Les Femmes d’Alger was recently sold at an auction held by Christie’s New York for a record breaking $179,365,000, setting a new record for the contemporary art market. The 1955 canvas has been painted by Picasso as a homage to his good friend and rival, French impressionist Henri Matisse, who passed away a year earlier. Considered a true masterpiece of contemporary art, this eye catching painting features nude courtesans, a common theme for Picasso, painted in the lovely cubist style. Translating to “The women of Algiers” this gorgeous canvas was expected to

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