When it comes to hair, the heiress means business; because say what you want, Tamara Ecclestone does take the Grand Prix for big, glossy and gorgeous hair.
Two years after she approached the makers and marketers of her new hair styling range, Show, the result is ready, and we have to say it's pretty good.
Love it - which Tamara naturally does - or hate it (we're on the fence) - the bejewelled heavyweight packaging doesn't take away from the fact that what's inside the can really works.
Not resting on their celebrity-endorsed laurels, Tamara and her team employed the big beauty guns to create Show's first line up (there is, they say, more to come). From scientists and perfumers based in London to New York, this is what you would call a considered, clever range.
"This platform has been achieved by working with industry elite, from the brand consultants to how the ingredients are formulated," says Scott Harvey-Nicholls, CEO of Romelle Swire, who is behind the brand's creation. It figures, because with a starting price of £35 for a bottle of dry shampoo, what's inside really matters.
You'll find all the essentials - including holding spray and thermal protector - those modern cults, such as hair perfume (infused with coconut, almond butter and vanilla) and argan oil to smooth.
By her own admission, Tamara doesn't actually style her own hair - unlike her make-up, at which she is a dab hand. But if she did, it would of course be done using Show - a £2.99 can of Batiste Dry Shampoo kinda gal she is not.
So if you want hair just like hers (we've seen it, it's big and it glows) might we suggest the Lux Volume Lotion 'for elegant shine that truly shows,' followed by some Lux Volume Mist for 'all-day fullness and shine for a truly ravishing look'?
Shown at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, the Garia Mansory Currus will make more of an impression on the green than it will on the street.
Thanks to a close collaboration with luxury car customizer Mansory, the svelte-looking golf cart has all the trimmings of a super sports car, but with a top speed of 37 mph. Alright, so it probably won’t be whipping around the racetrack anytime soon but the Garia Roadster should make for a nice cruise to the 18th hole.
We told you about the Garia Roadster back in 2010, but here's a little refresher course before we tell you about the new limited edition version. Fit for low-speed cruising, the Roadster blends the sleek looks of a custom car with the ease of use of a golf cart. As the world’s first luxury golf and leisure car, Mr. Anders Lynge, designer and creative director of Garia, says the “Roadster is really the closest you get to a golf car version of your favorite luxury sports car.” While it may not have the horsepower or torque of a Ferrari, it does come with unique driving settings and custom trimmings — the classic-looking Roadster edition comes in a chocolate brown with tan leather seats, golf bag attachments and chrome wheels.
As great as the Roadster is, the real showpiece is the limited edition model — the Garia Mansory Currus. Designed in collaboration with Mansory (who has customized such luxury cars as Bentley, Bugatti, and Ferrari), only seven of the Currus will be available for sale, meaning you better get your hands on one now. Each cart, costing £50,000 (about $75,945), boasts typical Mansory features like carbon fiber, leather detailing and custom seats. A setting for maximum motor braking and battery regeneration mimics a sports car ride, while a speed switch adjusts through several driving modes with individually set top speeds and acceleration parameters.
Fitted with lithium batteries, the Currus has a range of up to 37 miles. To really get your pulse racing, its speed package (which isn't available in the US) allows a generous 37 mph — it doesn't seem fast now but wait until you're speeding past the boring average golf carts on the green.
If you want to take the limited edition Garia Mansory Currus (which is also available in a four-person version) for a spin around town you'll have to go to Europe where it's street legal because it's definitely not allowed in the US.
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American fashion designer Zac Posen has created a one-of-a-kind, 24-karat gold dress in honor of Magnum’s new Gold ice cream bar and its introduction in the U.S.
“Creating my first-ever 24-karat gold dress was a truly priceless experience,” said Posen in a statement. “I’m naturally drawn to luxury and love to push my creativity, so the design process of creating a couture dress made of gold was thrilling.”
The result is a gown made from more than 10,000 paillettes hand cut from gold sheets. It took the design team two weeks to hand-embroider the sequins into place.
The dress – valued at $1.5 million – will make its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival for the premiere of a short film starring “True Blood’s” Joe Manganiello on April 18.
Titled “As Good As Gold,” the film stars Joe Manganiello as a gold thief who falls for “the beautiful but dangerous” actress Caroline Correa, who of course, is wearing Posen’s dress.
In addition to its debut at Tribeca Film Festival, the film will be simultaneously released to viewers around the world on Magnum’s Facebook page.
The brand teamed up with Karl Lagerfeld in 2011 on Magnum’s U.S. introduction with a trio of short films directed by Lagerfeld and starring Rachel Bilson.
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Geoffrey Kent invites just 40 guests to join him for the ultimate safari, a 5000 mile African odyssey from one end of the continent to the other, transported in the lap of luxury in a private jet from one sensational destination to the next.
In March 2014, Abercrombie & Kent’s privately chartered jet will take travellers on an extraordinary 19 day journey that includes the best and most exclusive highlights of the African continent. Able to land where larger commercial planes cannot, the Abercrombie & Kent jet takes passengers right to the heart of the action in 5 star comfort, saving precious time and allowing for an action-packed timetable studded with unforgettable experiences.
A truly remarkable itinerary is orchestrated by Abercrombie & Kent’s most experienced and sought-after guides.
Departing from the luxurious St Regis in Rome, the journey includes wonders such as Ethiopia’s ancient rock-hewn churches, the endangered gorillas of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda, the open plains of Tanzania’s Serengeti, Zambia and the Victoria Falls by helicopter, Botswana’s wildlife-rich Chobe National Park, the haunting otherworldliness of Namibia, and culminates with an epicurean flourish in South Africa.
A highlight of the adventure is a 3 day safari in Tanzania’s Serengeti at the height of the migration, hosted by the inimitable Geoffrey Kent, pioneering Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive of Abercrombie & Kent.
As Geoffrey Kent said, “I am delighted to welcome guests on such a fabulous and intimate adventure; to share the Africa I know and love in the style, luxury and comfort that are the hallmarks of travelling with Abercrombie & Kent”.
Kerry Golds, Managing Director of Abercrombie & Kent Travel added, “This African private jet safari is the distillation of what makes A&K unique. Incredible experiences, minute attention to detail, privileged access, expert guides and seamless luxury from start to finish – it reinforces our position at the zenith of bespoke travel”.
This ultimate African private jet adventure costs £55,000 per person (£9,675 single person supplement).
For more information and full details of the itinerary please visit www.abercrombiekent.co.uk
Armand de Brignac has revolutionized the world of luxury large-format Champagne bottles.
From 1.5L Magnum sizes - which are available for Brut Gold, Rosé, and Blanc de Blancs cuvées, to our show-stopping 30 liter Brut Gold "Midas," no other Champagne house has made the same dramatic impact as these massive, all hand-crafted vessels have. Besides our standard-size 750ml bottles, our range includes Magnums (1.5L), Jeroboams (3L), Methuselahs (6L), Nebuchadnezzars (15L) and the unparalleled Midas (30L).
These extremely rare bottles - only a handful of the largest sizes are released annually - are also record-setters. With a volume equivalent to 20 standard bottles, our Rosé Nebuchadnezzar (15L) is the world's largest known Rosé Champagne bottle.
The crown jewel, however, is the Brut Gold Midas: at a weight of more than 45kg (100 lbs), it ranks as the largest luxury bottle of Champagne - of any type - ever created, and requires multiple people to lift, carry, or pour. Each bottle holds a volume equal to 40 standard bottles and stands nearly 1.5m (5 ft) tall. While only a few of these bottles are available each year, every sighting generates headlines!
W South Beach hotel is the first W Hotel in Miami, and is located on the ocean in one of South Beach’s most glamorous neighbourhoods.
This beachfront oasis blends organic architectural elements with contemporary design to create a playful and energetic ambiance. The wow factor hotel offers an intimate and sensual escape in the center of all the action.
The luxury Miami hotel features 408 W-branded hotel residences including one and two bedroom ocean suites, beach bungalows and W’s signature extreme WOW suites.
The property is home to the city’s first Mr Chow, the internationally renowned restaurant with counterparts in Beverly Hills and New York City, and The Dutch, original American cuisine.
The luxury bedrooms and suites are stylishly appointed in shades of teal and white. Designed to relax the senses, the rooms are enhanced by a fusion of white ceramic wood tiles, soft linens and glossy acrylic accents. Each room boasts nine-foot ceilings with expansive glass balconies and unparalleled views of the beach and ocean. You can expect all the usual amenities that are synonymous with the W brand, such as the W signature bed with plush pillow top mattress and 350 thread-count cotton-blend sheets.
Expect no less than three fabulous destination bars including WALL, WET Bar and the Living Room Bar. Other indulgences include WET with two dramatic pools; full tennis courts and basketball courts; signature Bliss spa; retail outposts Therapy and W The Store; famed salon Warren-Tricomi; Grove, the hotel’s lush outdoor garden and state-of-the-art SWEAT® fitness facility with gobsmacking city views – you won’t be disappointed.
The luxury South Beach hotel is surrounded by the city’s hippest nightspots and restaurants as well as cultural, entertainment and shopping attractions, including Lincoln Road, The Miami Beach Fillmore Theater and The New World Symphony Theater.
W South Beach Hotel & Residences, 2201 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Fl 33139, - www.wsouthbeach.com
Venice has given permission for one of its most famous buildings on the Grand Canal to be converted into a Benetton store amid fierce protest from conservationists.
The Fondaco dei Tedeschi, a 13th century palazzo, was bought by the international clothing retailer for 53 million euros in 2008.
Despite promising to spend millions to restore the crumbling facade, the company faced strong opposition from heritage campaigners who claimed it would damage Italy’s ‘historical identity’.
According to the Dailymail, thousands of tourists stop every day to take photos of its magnificent facade, once painted by 18th century landscape artist Canaletto.
Benetton have enlisted the services of Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas to turn it into a shopping centre and public area inside the building’s 10,000 sq.m of floor space.
The world's longest private yacht launched into sea for the first time on Friday from a shipyard in Bremen, Germany.
Designed by Nauta Yachts in Italy and constructed by German company Lürssen Yachts, the $609 million Azzam is almost two football fields long and rivals the size of some cruise ships. It took four years to complete from concept to construction.
The Azzam's dimensions -- 590-feet long and a beam 68-feet high -- overshadows previous longest superyacht, The Eclipse, by 57 feet. The Eclipse, which was launched in 2010, belongs to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovish, who is the owner of popular English soccer team Chelsea Football Club.
Though the person who commissioned the project is still a mystery, reports speculate the owner may be a member of the Saudi royal family.
The person gave engineer Mubarak Saad al Ahbabi instructions on what he wanted.
"His brief was to build a large luxury yacht with an innovative and timeless design that would be able to travel at high speed in warm and shallow waters, whilst providing luxurious and sophisticated accommodation to its guests," according to superyachts.com.
With 94,000 horsepower coming from two gas turbines and two diesel engines, the Azzam can reach speeds of over 30 knots (34.5mph), which makes it one of the fastest yachts. The Azzam will require a 50-person crew to maintain her.
"When she will be delivered later this year, she will have been in build for only three years following one year of engineering," said Peter Lürssen, managing partner of Lürssen Yachts. "She truly represents another milestone in not only our history but yachting history as well."
Further specifics of the superyacht, like the identity of the owner, is shrouded in mystery.
But if it is anything like The Eclipse, which boasts a helicopter landing pad, movie theater, beauty salon and gym, The Azzam is sure to have a variety of luxurious comforts.
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The Castle (3700 sqm / 39826 sq.ft) is one of Italy’s most beautiful monuments and it is considered one of the most scenic and extraordinary castles in the world.
Its marvelous Noble Courtyard with the suggestive Fountain of the Mysteries, is surrounded by impressive, historical walls (built between the 9th and 14th century). All the rooms and the halls are of an incommensurable beauty and the luxuriant medieval park (35.000 sqm), able to accommodate up to 300 guests within its perfectly well tended gardens. It features also a Romanic chapel (850 A.C.).
The property rises majestically on the top of the village offering a panorama of great beauty. This castle was owned and ruled by different important families, such as the houses of King Arduino, of the Bishop of Ivrea, the Holy Roman Emperor Otto I and the Savoia. At the end of 1800 the castle has been skillfully restored by the famous architect Alfredo D’Andrade. In 1992 the works of restoration continued and the castle regained its antique magnificence and it offers the highest comforts and the most modern technologies to satisfy the most demanding customers. 30 bedrooms all with A/C + 47 bathrooms and the castle is heated throughout.