No-matter how new and expensive they are when you buy them, smartphones become outdated extremely quickly. And will all those cool functions, it’s sometimes easy to forget that they’re basically something you use to make phone calls and send text messages. But some people what more: a status symbol, or a veritable work of art. And these people are willing to pay whatever it takes for those things — quite a lot, if the list you are to read is any indication. 10. Sony Ericsson Black Diamond – $300,000 Unlike other names on the list, the Sony Ericsson Black Diamond doesn’t owe
Mukul Beach, Golf and Spa Resort is the crown jewel of the Pellas family’s century old legacy of excellence. Accommodations include 12 spacious and elegant Beach Villas with wrap-around deck, swimming pool and secret garden, in addition to 23 cozy Bohios, each with its own private pool and with floor-to-ceiling glass providing guests with breathtaking ocean views. The highlight of the resort is undoubtedly Casona Don Carlos, the Pellas family’s private beach residence, which is also available for booking-provided the owners are not present, of course. The resort also boasts a great 18-hole golf course, as well as an amazing luxurious spa
The vacation rental market is huge with luxury and boutique properties a fast growing trend. Discerning travellers these days are looking for luxury along with an authentic local experience that vacation rentals provide. MySuites is a company offering just that with their collection of boutique suites around New York City. Operating as a design studio and a hospitality management service, MySuites personally creates and provides original vacation rental experiences to their guests. They first scout out apartments to add to their collection in Manhattan neighborhoods popular with the locals and those who know NYC, not where the tourist hotels are packed into.
Supermodel Gisele Bündchen and New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady have decided to sell their L.A. home shortly after building it. The luxurious estate is located in the exclusive Brentwood neighborhood and took five years to build. The property extends over 4 acres and includes a 13,890 square-foot residence designed by Richard Landry. The interiors feature reclaimed ceiling beams, antiquated floor boards, ceramic brick and bluestone, antique doors, and marble fireplace surrounds. The home also has eight bedrooms, a huge home gym, a six-car garage, a lagoon-shaped swimming pool with spa, and a wine cellar. Bündchen and Brady bought the land
Last time we’ve heard about Döttling they were restoring a 19th century antique. This time, they’ve released the Liberty gun safe, a luxurious cabinet that is also a watch winder and a humidor. It is the first time such a combination of utilities has been created and the reasoning behind it is pretty straightforward: people who would spend money on a safe for their guns are also likely to appreciate the fine things, so they might also need somewhere to store their jewelry, watches and cigars. With its six drawers and Spanish cedar humidor, the Liberty safe is the perfect place to
Brenda Kang has spent 15 years as a senior jewelry specialist at Christie’s, a position she held in New York, Paris, Geneva, Singapore and China. She certainly has a keen eye for jewelry design, but her experience has also provided her with a unique appreciation of antique and vintage jewelry. This is quite apparent in Love Letters, the first collection released by her company, Inspired Jewelry. The collection features a number of handcrafted envelope pendants with elegant necklaces and cufflinks. Made from 18k gold, each of these envelopes can be opened to reveal a gold letter plate upon which a message can
Porsche has recently unveiled the GTS versions of the new Cayman and Boxster, together with technical specifications and pricing information. Both cars are powered by a 3.4-liter flat 6-cylinder engine, though they have different horsepower and torque outputs. The Cayman GTS develops 340 hp and 390 Nm of torque and reaches 62 mph in 4.6 seconds on its way to a top speed of 177 mph. The Boxster GTS, on the other hand, develops 330 hp and 370 Nm of torque, and accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 4.7 seconds, eventually reaching a top speed of 174 mph. Both cars are
There are plenty of ways a rich dog owner can waste a small fortune on his or her pet, like buying it designer clothes or sending it on a luxury vacation. But what about spending a huge sum of money just on buying the dog? It seems that a Chinese property developer has done just that, spending an incredible 12 million yuan (or $1.9 million, if you’re not used to instantly converting from the Chinese currency) on a one-year-old Tibetan Mastiff. According to the Qiajiang Evening News, the golden-haired Mastiff was purchased at a fair in the eastern province of Zheijang, and