Set among the hilltops which stretch along the breathtakingly beautiful Amalfi Coast, in sunny southern Italy, Palazzo Avino is a place with a lot of history behind it. Built in the 12th century, it was initially the private villa of an Italian noble family, but nowadays its doors are open to luxuriously-minded travelers from all over the world. The hotel is perched on top of a cliff rising 1,000 feet above the sea, thus providing guests with stunning views of the Mediterranean and the picturesque fishing villages scattered in the vicinity. Accommodations include 32 rooms and 11 suites, well-appointed and decorated with
The S65 AMG Coupe has been officially revealed by Mercedes-Benz. There aren’t too many differences between the new S65 AMG Coupe and the S63 AMG Coupe. Both feature the same unostentatious look Mercedes-Benz and AMG prefer to use for their high-powered models, with some of the changes being the addition of a shinier mesh for the front grille and vents or yellow brake calipers instead of red. Unique wheels, a more prominent rear diffuser, and the “V12 BITURBO” insignia are the other more notable differences. The car is powered by a V12 6.0-liter twin-turbo engine which churns out 630 PS (463 kW)
L’Heure Envoûtée de Cartier Collection brings the best out of the prestigious French jeweler and watchmaker. Rare stones are expertly assembled into exquisite timepieces resulting into a metaphorical menagerie which seemingly comes to life on your wrist. The collection features three pairs consisting of a watch and an item of jewelry, linked together by a common theme. In fact, all of these pieces are more jewelry than timepiece, something which can be clearly seen in the design of the rhodium-plated, 18-carat white gold, diamond studded High Jewelry Secret Watch – Swan Décor, with the dial which is not only outshined by the
A great perfumer is both a chemist and an artist, mixing together chemicals in such a way that the human will find the result appealing. The following list contains what can only be described as masterpieces, the Mona Lisas and the Sistine Chapels of the world of fragrances. And as any masterpieces, these excellent works come with quite a price – because people are willing to pay huge sums for a little bottle containing a magical essence which, for a while, fills the air around them with unique, captivating scent. 10. Chanel No.5 – $120 per ounce Starting off our list is
Set in the heart of beautiful Bali and in the midst of a lush rainforest, the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan is widely regarded as one of the best resorts in the world. Even before you arrive in your room, you know you’ve reached some place unlike any other. Especially since you’ve had to cross a wooden footbridge above a luxuriant valley and the first thing to actually greet you is a beautiful circular lily pond. Accommodations include just 60 suites and villas, all decorated in a style which blends the contemporary with traditional Balinese influences, meaning you experience in this
Rita Hayworth was one of Hollywood’s most celebrated stars during the Golden Age. Glamorous and sensual, she was the ultimate femme fatale, a role she most notably portrayed in the movie Gilda, alongside Glenn Ford. Paying tribute to the legendary movie star and her role in that film, Montblanc has created this exclusive pen called the Rita Hayworth Limited Edition 46. There are quite a few references to the luxury writing instrument’s source of inspiration. The pen’s translucent green lacquer reminds one of Hayworth’s satin gown she wore on the movie poster, while the shape of the instrument is reminiscent of her
If you’re looking for a way to improve your dining room and don’t really have enough space for something too sizeable, look no further than the Fusion Table. Of course, in this case, a bit of interest in the game of pool also helps, since this item is a fusion between a normal table and a pool table. Even if you don’t intend to utilize its “hidden” purpose too much, the Fusion Table is still a great-looking piece of furniture. Available in stylish shades of black, white, stainless, or the custom design of your choosing, it definitely enhances any room it’s in.
Commissioned all the way back in 2003 and under construction since 2009, the Yacht Club de Monaco has been finally officially opened and proudly takes its place among the principality’s landmarks. The opening celebrations were attended by Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene, as well as the project’s architect, Lord Norman Foster, founder and Chairman of the world-renowned Foster + Partners architecture firm. The elegant building is set to be the centerpiece of Monaco’s renovated harbor, a symbol of the city’s great yachting tradition. Apart from being stylish and sleek design, it also scores high on the environmentally-friendly scale, with its heavy