Spectacular ‘turret residence’ at The OWO sells for a record-breaking £11,000 per square foot

The “uncompromising” four-bed duplex at the super-prime scheme, now rebranded as The OWO, occupies one of the two iconic turrets and has spectacular views of the capital’s most famous landmarks. The extraordinary rate comfortably eclipses the £8,000 psf achieved at Clivedale’s collaboration with Mandarin Oriental on Hanover Square last year, and is thought to be a […]

Navier’s Boat of the Future to Be Built in the United States with Lyman-Morse Shipyard

Co-founders of Navier – a Silicon Valley high-tech startup – Sampriti Bhattacharyya and Reo Baird partnered with Lyman-Morse shipyard in Camden, Maine to build the first year production slot for Navier 27. Billed as the boat of the future, the 27-foot all-electric, hydrofoil, performance vessel is capable of a range beating 75 nautical miles all under electric propulsion. When it launches […]

In California, a Historic Home on 400 Acres Lists for $70 Million

More than 30 years ago, hospitality executives Gordon and Noel Irwin Hentschel embarked on an unusual quest: to raise their seven children at a historic estate and resort they owned in Carmel Valley, Calif., teaching them the family business.  “Our real intent was to have a place for our children to grow up,” said Mr. […]

JOALI BEING Is the Maldives First Nature Immersive Wellbeing Resort

The Maldives is one of the leading travel hotspots. While it has always attracted adventurous globetrotters, resorts offering wellness retreats have quickly placed the coveted multi-island leisure destination at the top of the list for healthy vacation. The Maldives latest private island retreat, JOALI BEING is designed as a nature immersive wellbeing resort that offers its guests […]

Lamborghini Delves into Real Estate with Dubai Hills Vista

Back in July, Emaar Properties partnered with Automobili Lamborghini to launch Dubai Hills Vista in Dubai Hills, United Arab Emirates. The new development, that includes 40, six-bedroom villas inspired by the design of Lamborghini super sports models, is fully sold. Scheduled to be completed by 2026, the new Dubai Hills Vista development features standalone multi-tiered villas and […]

Experience a River Safari Aboard a Luxury Houseboat

For the ultimate all-inclusive bucket-list getaway, the Zambezi Queen Collection by Mantis offers a private charter of four luxury houseboats that travel down the Chobe River, the banks of which have one of the world’s largest populations of elephants. Heading out on a tender boat towards Elephant Bay with a guide, allows guests to get an even closer encounter with […]

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Dr. Woo Monotourbillon

Roger Dubuis teamed up with the URBAN ART TRIBE a collective of world-famous urban culture artists. Dr. Woo, renowned tattoo artist, is the first of three friends of the Maison to take on the creative challenge and reimagine the signature Excalibur Monotourbillon. The artist’s flawless geometric shapes and ultra-fine lines have earned him respect among the international […]

The Most Anticipated Hotel Renovations of 2022

In the ever-changing hospitality industry, hotels and resorts are constantly required to stay updated with their look and feel. The high-end properties below are keeping things fresh for their guests and currently undergoing multimillion-dollar renovations. The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club in St. Petersburg, Florida First opened in the Roaring Twenties on […]

One of the Most Expensive Penthouses at Manhattan’s Rose Hill Tower Is Sold for $18.75M

Manhattan’s Rose Hill Art Deco residential tower by legendary developer Rockefeller Group has announced that Penthouse A is now in contract for $18.75 million, marking one of the biggest sales in NoMad history on total price, and on price-per-square-foot, which is $4,267 per foot. The sale of three-bed three-and-a-half bathroom penthouse duplex marks a major milestone for the […]

Manhattan’s Luxury Housing ‘Hot Streak’ Persists Into the Fall

A $66.5 million two-unit combo penthouse on the Upper East Side was the most expensive of 46 luxury home deals made in Manhattan last week, according to Olshan Realty’s weekly market roundup on Monday.It marked a continuation of the borough’s “rip-roaring hot streak,” with five straight weeks where contracts were signed on 40 or more […]

704hp NOVITEC Ferrari Roma Boasts Extravagant and Racing Looks

NOVITEC, a refinement specialist for Ferrari sports cars, offers an exclusive customization range for the Ferrari Roma coupe. The NOVITEC-designed body styling kit makes the Roma even more aerodynamically efficient and gives it an extravagant appearance. All bodywork components are produced from especially light yet high-strength naked carbon and given a high-gloss coating. The NOVITEC front spoiler […]

230-Year-Old South Carolina Home, Once a Union Civil War Hospital, Lists for $2.65 Million

A 230-year-old tabby home in South Carolina listed last week for $2.65 million. The Federal-style home in Beaufort, South Carolina, dates to 1789 and is “one of a handful” of two-story buildings in the U.S. made from tabby, a kind of concrete made with oyster shells, according to the listing with Edward Dukes of Lowcountry Real […]

A $35 Million Castle With a Moat Hits the Market in Woodstock, Connecticut

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, luxury buyers have abandoned small spaces in favor of sprawling compounds and privacy, and can now follow that inclination to the hilt with a full-blown castle up for sale in Woodstock, Connecticut. The eye-popping nine-bedroom property, asking $35 million, sits on 75 acres (including a 30-acre pond), and comes […]

This Seven-Story Townhouse Comes with a Jaw-Dropping Private Spa and a $61M Price Tag

A seven-story townhouse located on one of the most exclusive blocks on the Upper East Side, NYC, is on the market for $61 million. The trophy home boasts stunning interior design by Thierry W Despont LLD, and makes a statement in architectural mastery by Pierre Yves Rochon. This lavish Upper East Side home features over 13,000 sq […]

Top 6 Luxury Private Islands Around the Globe

Many people’s idea of a great holiday involves going to a place with minimal people, little noise, and some privacy; those people look for the most serene, scenic destinations and resorts to relax. And regarding tranquility, beauty, and luxury, nothing impresses quite like private islands.Islands that are open to the public are regular holiday destinations […]

Berd Vay’e Debuted a Chess Themed Horological Art Collection

The New York-based artisans Berd Vay’e, famous for including rare components of vintage watches in one-of-a-kind Lucite® sculptures, debuted a new chess-themed horological art collection – Checkmate. The six-piece series features the Pawn, Knight, Bishop, Rook, Queen of Parts (Queen), and the largest and most difficult to create at 18 inches tall, the Grand Master (King). Showcasing the art […]

Billionaire’ Snaps up Entire Floor of Penthouses at New London Development

On London’s Oxford Street, one of the city’s shopping meccas, an entire floor of penthouse units at an under-construction new development sold this week in an off-plan deal for £21.4 million (US$28.7 million), the developer’s sales team announced Wednesday.The full penthouse floor at TCRW SOHO, a luxury project from Galliard Homes emerging above Tottenham Court […]

Evo V8 Luxury Yacht Reinterprets Life at Sea

At the Cannes Yachting Festival 2021, Evo Yachts revealed a 24-meter yacht Evo V8 penned by Italian yacht designer Valerio Rivellini. Conceived to represent the ideal point of intersection between insights from the world of both sailing and motor yachts, the vessel is characterized by clean lines and a refined design to elevate life at sea.Evo V8 is the first […]

The Luxury Kitchen Trends To Incorporate Into Your Home In 2022

Looking to get ahead on the biggest interior design trends for 2022? As we head towards the end of the year, now is the perfect time to start keeping an eye out for the emerging materials, colours and aesthetics set to dominate the next twelve months, and even better, to start planning that home renovation or makeover […]

Lamborghini Huracán EVO Art Car by Paolo Troilo

Italian artist Paolo Troilo painted the body of Lamborghini Huracán EVO with an artwork that was inspired by the emotions he experienced during a drive in the supercar. The result, the artwork known as “Minotauro” (Minotaur), was unveiled during the event at La Bullona in Milan.The Huracán EVO bodywork was painted using the artists’s signature finger-painting technique. […]

A $21 Million Virginia Estate on the Potomac River Is the Most Expensive Listing in the D.C. Area

A 3.8-acre estate on Virginia’s Potomac River hit the market this week for $21 million, making it the most expensive listing in the Washington, D.C., area. It’s also being marketed as a tear down. “It’s one of the last great sites along [Virginia’s] Gold Coast,” said listing agent Mark Lowham of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty. “There’s […]

Five Lively, Buzzing Cities That Aren’t Nashville

Nashville, the capital city of Tennessee, the home of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Grand Ole Opry House and Vanderbilt University, is one of the hottest residential real estate markets in the country.Prices are high and inventory is so low—it plunged 61% from July 2020 to July 2021, according to a Realtor.com report […]

Numarine Unveiled Its Largest Yacht Ever

Turkish shipyard Numarine showcased its new stunning flagship, the 37 m Numarine 37XP yacht. Umberto Tagliavini created the superyacht’s naval architecture while Can Yalman was in charge of the exterior. Unveiled for the first time at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2021, the first unit features a stylish decor from Italian studio Hot Lab. Though the 37XP has […]

Set to Open in 2025, Six Senses Belize Will Boast Secret Beach and Private Island

Scheduled to debut by mid-2025, Six Senses Belize is the result of a design collaboration between architects Studio Caban, interior design house Maed Collective, landscape designer Maat Handasa, and sustainability experts XCO2. The resort and residences are set across two areas. The stretch of secret beachfront on Ambergris Caye, the most sought-after destination in Belize, provides […]

The Very First Bugatti Pool Table Is Ready for Delivery

Bugatti and IXO (Iconic Xtrem Objects) – one of the world-leading manufacturers of carbon fiber objects – joined forces to design a pool table. Announced earlier this year, the very first Bugatti pool table decorated with exquisite carbon fiber, aluminum, titanium, and leather, is ready for delivery. The Bugatti Lifestyle collection continues to grow with the addition of […]

Hilary Swank Lists Los Angeles Home for $10.5 Million

Not long after buying a house in Los Angeles in 2007, the actress Hilary Swank added a 16-seat movie theater, lounge and concession stand. Her goal, she said, was to watch movies “correctly, the way they are meant to be seen.” That included snacks: the concession stand has an antique popcorn machine, candy and beer.Now […]

11-Acre Sun Valley, Idaho, Estate Where 1950s Film ‘Bus Stop’ Was Filmed Asks $16 Million

An upscale compound nestled in the mountains of Sun Valley, Idaho, hit the market Monday for $15.99 million, making it among the most expensive homes on the market in the entire Gem State. The mountain estate comprises three properties on 11 acres that includes a lagoon-like water feature that flows between the residences, according to the […]

Steven Spielberg Sells His 282-Foot Yacht, Most Recently Asking €131 Million

Seven Seas, a 282-foot yacht belonging to director Steven Spielberg, most recently asking €131 million (US$151 million), sold last week for an undisclosed price, according to the website of the listing brokerage, Merle Wood & Associates. The luxury yacht, built in 2010 by Oceanco in the Netherlands and designed by Italy-based firm Nuvolari Lenard, can accommodate […]

La Palmeraie, Bahamas: Inside Its Newly Opened Villa 2

La Palmeraie resort villa – one of the newest and most luxurious oceanfront holiday rentals in Harbour Island, Bahamas, has been attracting a flurry of attention since it first opened its doors for business, and with its nine opulent bedrooms, eight and a half bathrooms and a breath-taking setting on a spectacular stretch of pink […]

One of the Most Expensive Properties in Colts Neck Hits the Market for $27.5M

A beautiful equestrian estate that includes 127 private acres with gated entry, has just been listed for $27,500,000 with Lisa Poggi and Whitney Didier of Douglas Elliman. This is one of the most expensive properties in the area, just short of Lisa’s other Colts Neck listing for $28.9 million.The first time ever on the market, the equestrian compound […]

A Slice of George Washington’s Original Mount Vernon Farm Sells for $48 Million

Part of George Washington’s original Mount Vernon estate sold last week for $48 million, the highest residential sale ever in the Washington, D.C. region. The 16.5-acre property in Alexandria, Virginia, boasts 400 feet of frontage on the Potomac River, a dock and a 16,000-square-foot main house with views of the water from almost every room, according […]

Kew Gardens Is Now Officially Home To The Largest Living Plant Collection On Planet Earth

Last month, we told you that Kew Garden’s was, in fact, the people of Britain’s (yes, not just London’s) favourite garden in the whole country to visit over summer. And, it seems they can’t help but sweep up even more accolades, this time from the folks at Guinness World Records, no less! Yes, Kew Gardens has […]

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley Debuts in the Heart of Northern California’s Famed Wine Country

Four Seasons brand celebrates the much-anticipated debut of the all-new Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley. Located in Calistoga, a small city in California’s Napa Valley, the property has the Elusa Winery at its heart. Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley features 85 rooms and suites, plenty of open-air spaces, restaurant and bar, two pools plus […]

Rents in London Have Bounced Back to Pre-Pandemic Levels

London rents have rebounded to pre-pandemic levels as the city gradually returns to business as usual and brings tenants with it, according to a report Monday from Benham and Reeves.  Current rental values in the capital are now 9.4% higher than they averaged during 2020, with the leafy fringes of the city recording the strongest […]

All Are Welcomed in Salem’s Exceedingly Friendly McIntire Historic District

The typical home price in the Massachusetts town’s preservation area has broken past the $1 million mark as more Bostonians seek space and charm The McIntire Historic District in Salem, Massachusetts is an architecture and antique lover’s paradise. The neighborhood, named after Samuel McIntire who lived there and was commissioned to build several of its […]

Get in the Holiday Spirit at Inns of Aurora’s Private Rental Residences

It has been reported that people are booking Christmas vacations earlier this year than ever before. Internet search queries for December travel were five times higher this August than last, and U.S. travelers are mostly traveling domestically this holiday season. With travelers looking for less crowded hotels, properties featuring private rental residences offer added value by […]

NOVITEC Ferrari F8 N-Largo Spider in Lamborghini Purple

NOVITEC to produce 15 examples of the new open-top sports car. Based on the Ferrari F8 Spider, the NOVITEC Ferrari F8 N-Largo Spider features the N-LARGO carbon bodywork with the width of 211 centimeters at the rear axle; wide, tailor-made NOVITEC NF10 NL hi-tech forged rims; and the NOVITEC version of the eight-cylinder with two turbochargers. NOVITEC adds […]

Bentley Mulliner Nauticis, Skyline and Miami Collections of Bespoke Grand Tourers

At Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, Bentley Mulliner will present three bespoke collections curated for the United States. US retailers have been working closely with Bentley Mulliner to create a number of bespoke grand tourers for their clients. The three new Collections are focused on a particular theme: The Mulliner Nauticis Collection includes four Continental GT V8 Convertibles […]

Black Badge Ghost Is the Purest Black Badge Car in Rolls-Royce’s History

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars debuted Black Badge – its highly successful alter ego – with Wraith and Ghost in 2016, Dawn in 2017 then Cullinan in 2019. Now, a new, Post Opulent expression of Black Badge joins the family. Black Badge Ghost is the most technologically advanced Black Badge motor car yet. The new Ghost was created to […]

14M Monarch Estate Comes with a Butterfly Garden

The Monarch Estate, the lakefront home at 3030 Meadow Lane, has just hit the market for $14,000,000 with Senada Adzem of Douglas Elliman. The sprawling estate sits on 1.6 acres in Windmill Ranch Estates, a prestigious community in the beautiful city of Weston that features luxurious waterfront houses, lush yards and greenery, and equestrian facilities. In […]

Second-Largest Residence in Brooklyn’s New Development ‘Olympia Dumbo’ Lists for $12.9 Million

The second-largest residence in a 33-story waterfront development in Brooklyn, New York’s Dumbo neighborhood hit the market on Thursday for $12.9 million. Sitting on the 29th floor of the Olympia Dumbo development, the tallest residential building in the neighborhood standing at 407 feet, the unit has 4,565 square feet of interior living space with five […]

U.K. to See Feverish Home Price Growth Cool to a Modest 3% Rise in 2021

U.K. home price growth will slow and normalize in 2022 following a banner year for residential real estate that buyers have fueled since the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a forecast Tuesday from Zoopla.  “The impact of the pandemic has further to run,” Zoopla’s executive director Richard Donnell said in the report. “The current momentum in […]

2022 Is the Year of the Prolonged Honeymoon

A prolonged honeymoon trend is upon us! It sees newlyweds adding multiple stops to their honeymoon itinerary and taking advantage of adventurous and exotic layover stops along the way. A typical flight to the Maldives can take anywhere from 18-20+ hours. Prior to arriving on the beautiful island, a popular, bucket-list layover stop is Dubai. […]

A 700-Year-Old Landmark in Kent, England, Listed for £5 Million

An extraordinary and ancient home with an impressive rolodex of well-to-do owners has come to the market in Kent—a county nicknamed The Garden of England—for £5 million (US$6.8 million).  With a history that can be traced as far back as the 1300s, Milgate House, as it’s known, is a rarity.  The red-brick home is Grade […]

From Knightsbridge To Kensington: A Closer Look At London’s Most Exclusive Addresses

From One Hyde Park to Kensington Palace Gardens to Grosvenor Crescent, it’s safe to say that there are a few London addresses that evoke a wide-eyed look of wonder when mentioned to any property enthusiast. Recent research by Zoopla has revealed that, perhaps unsurprisingly, London holds the top spot in Britain for the most expensive […]

The Carlton Hotel St. Moritz To Open for the Winter with New Icy Activities

Overlooking Lake St. Moritz and the Swiss Alps, the five-star Carlton Hotel St. Moritz is one of the world’s most luxurious ski hotels. For 2021-2022 season the property will roll out five new icy activities when it opens for the winter on December 12. Guests staying at Carlton Hotel St. Moritz have a chance to […]

127-Acre Equestrian Estate to List as One of the Most Expensive in New Jersey

A sprawling 127-acre estate in Colts Neck New Jersey, a pocket of the Garden State known for its equestrian farms, mansions and Bruce Springsteen, is headed to the market Friday for $27.5 million, Mansion Global has learned.  With its sizable eight-figure price tag, the property will be instantly among the most expensive homes available on the market […]

Miami Mansion With a Sculpture Garden and Chihuly Chandelier Lists for $22.5 Million

A custom-built Miami mansion surrounded by a sculpture garden and topiary was relisted Friday for $22.5 million. The art continues to the interiors, which includes chandeliers by the likes of famous glass artist Dale Chihuly and Barovier & Toso, an Italian company specializing in Venetian glass, according to the listing with Chad Carroll of the Carroll […]

Florida Mansion With Butterfly Sanctuary Lists for $14 Million

A staycation-worthy estate in Florida—complete with a custom-made trampoline and a butterfly sanctuary—has hit the market for $14 million. Sitting on about 1.5 acres in Weston, Florida, part of Broward County, the mansion has lake views and more than 12,000 square feet of interior living space, according to Senada Adžem of Douglas Elliman, who listed the […]

This Stealthy 007-Themed Trimaran Concept Is Primed for Adrenaline-Driven Adventures

Interior designer Hannah Hombergen and a Monaco-based superyacht designer and artist George Lucian unveiled a 007-themed yacht concept. MY B0nd Girl is a striking 70 meters trimaran that is characterized by extremely powerful design lines and stealth appearance. Previously, the Monaco-based designer-artist famous for his series of extraordinary superyacht concepts, and established interior superyacht designer have proposed a concept […]

Cloud-Piercing Duplex Condominiums Are New York Status Symbols

Townhouses are exquisite examples of New York City’s architectural legacy. These multilevel residential structures feature expansive living areas and offer incredible privacy. Some developers are taking all of the benefits of a townhouse and transporting them to the sky in duplex condominiums. Besides exceptional privacy, these residences also boast penthouse-level skyline views and offer access […]

Demand Is Booming for London’s Super-Luxury Rentals

A widening gulf between supply and demand has hit London’s super-prime rental market, an uber-exclusive pocket of the lettings sector that encompasses homes renting for more than £5,000 (US$6,823) per week, and landlords can expect to benefit. During the third quarter of the year, there were 45 super-prime homes rented in the capital—up from 34 […]

John Staub-Designed Houston Estate Hits the Market for $12.5 Million After Renovation

A century-old estate in Houston built for an oil heiress is headed to market for $12.5 million Friday, Mansion Global has learned. The Spanish Colonial-style house was originally built for Margaret Cullinan Wray, daughter of Joseph Cullinan, an oil tycoon and founder of Texas Oil Co. (now known as Texaco), by famed architect John Staub, […]

What Makes the $25 Million Dynamiq GTT 160 Best in Class

Dynamiq GTT 160 attracts attention with her exterior design and takes a breath away with her performance and efficiency. Focused on a healthy lifestyle, the yacht is perfect for those who can’t imagine their holidays without sport, and well-being. It’s a yacht for owners who like to spend most of their time on deck, in […]

Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid Odyssean Edition

The Flying Spur Hybrid Odyssean Edition utilizes an advanced hybrid powertrain to deliver a combined power of 536 bhp (544 PS) and 750 Nm (553 lb.ft) of torque. The car also includes new and even more sustainable materials throughout the cabin. The cabin features panels of beautifully crafted tweed made from 100% British wool, twisting […]

The Global Marketplace Making Luxury Yacht Travel More Accessible Without Compromising On Exclusivity

When it comes to luxury travel, there’s nothing quite like exploring the world by yacht. Combining extravagance with exploration to offer an unrivalled sense of freedom, taking to the high seas while enjoying breath-taking views and sun-soaked destinations from the comfort of your own private deck is a special experience that is becoming increasingly favoured […]

The Definitive Guide to the 5 Best Resorts in Maldives

As the world gradually returns to normalcy and borders reopen, an international vacation now sounds more like a plan than just a dream. With luxury travel taking the lead in assuaging safety and hygiene concerns, island destinations such as Maldives have surged in popularity in recent times. With its one island-one resort concept, near-perfect temperatures and dry climate, […]

English Manor Next Door to Prince Charles’s Gloucestershire Estate Lists for £7.5 Million

For wealthy home buyers looking to rub elbows with royalty, a vast and historic country estate nestled in the heart of the English countryside next door to the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, has come to the market asking for offers over £7.5 million (US$10.3 million). The 117-acre spread is near Tetbury […]

The Perfect Don’t-Have-to-Think-About-It Vacation with Four Seasons

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts unveiled Reconnect and Rediscover experiences designed with couples in mind. Four Seasons city hotels throughout the Americas are offering unique experiences, curated itineraries, special access and best-in-class accommodations for the ultimate urban getaway. Although many of these offers are created for couples, many can be equally enjoyed by friends reconnecting after […]

A 10,416-Square-Foot Home in Miami’s Posh Bay Point Neighborhood Sells for $11 Million

A 10,416-square-foot Miami home that once belonged to Cuban-American musician Willy Chirino sold last week for $11 million. Located in the city’s tony neighborhood of Bay Point, the Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home features floor-to-ceiling windows, manicured grounds and 94 feet of water frontage, according to the listing with Dina Goldentayer and Sylvia Chamorro of Douglas […]

Mayfair Club Annabel’s Breathtaking Rainforest Facade Is Back To Save The Amazon

he private member’s club that we all covet from afar (because who can actually get inside?) underwent quite the makeover last year when it hosted a ‘Rainforest Month’. The Mayfair venue was dressed from head to toe in tropical decorations, dazzling passersby with green foliage and giant parrots. Now, the beautiful rainforest-inspired facade is back […]

Spook-tacular Hotel Rooms to Discover This Halloween

Fall is almost here and for many people, this season is synonymous with Halloween. To celebrate the spookiest time of the year and to spend the 31st of October in the most classic way possible, plan ahead and book one of the otherworldly accommodations at The Roxbury at Stratton Falls. With their over-the-top thematic décor, nothing […]

Central London Home Sales Returned to Strength in August

London’s prime property market is back to business and seemingly unaffected by the looming end of a significant transfer tax break, according to data released Wednesday in the U.K. by Knight Frank.  On June 30, the stamp duty holiday—a tax-saving measure introduced last summer—went from scrapping the transfer tax on the first £500,000 (US$689,175) of a home […]

Bugatti Fine-Tunes Few-Off Centodieci Hyper Sports Car

Bugatti‘s Centodieci hyper sports car has successfully completed wind tunnel tests to check the airflow on and around the vehicle at a variety of speeds and control the high-performance system’s brake cooling. The wind tunnel envelops the elegant bodywork at up to 300 km/h before slipping off at the rear. A 9,300 PS engine drives an eight-meter […]

Punta Mita, Mexico, Is Having Its Day in the Sun

On the Pacific coastline of Mexico’s Nayarit state lies a small, upscale resort community with a fast-growing population. Punta Mita’s dreamy beach-and-jungle setting with plenty to see and do has drawn increasing numbers of remote workers, including many entrepreneurs, in recent years.  Punta Mita is a 1,500-acre private peninsula and a gated, high-end retreat with […]

We Talk To Tonik: Award-Nominated Designers Behind Some Of London’s Biggest And Most Luxurious Hotels

Tonik Associates is a leading partner in the creative design industry, taking a collaborative and holistic approach in helping businesses to think, design and deliver from concept through to completion and beyond. They look after every part of the design process, from consultancy and brand design to build management, interiors and marketing. Recent Tonik projects include […]

Camden’s Huge New Shopping And Restaurant Complex Is Here

During idle moments when we weren’t writing articles or frittering away our time on the Internet, the Secret London team watched the Hawley Wharf development progress (at least until March 2020, when like the rest of you we retreated to staring at the walls of our flats). Anyway, having seen the new shopping and dining destination come […]

Lack of Inventory in Los Angeles Continues to Drive Buyers to Condos

A lack of new listings is putting a damper on single-family home sales in Southern California and pushing buyers toward condos.  New signed contracts for single-family homes in Los Angeles dropped 14.2% year over year in August, while new listings had plummeted 57.6% compared to the same time in 2020, according to a report Thursday […]

Introducing the SPOFEC Incarnation of the New Rolls-Royce Ghost

The designers and technicians of SPOFEC refined the new Ghost – the sportiest Rolls-Royce sedan ever – with even sportier features including carbon bodywork components, the forged wheels with a diameter of 22 inches developed together with US rim manufacturer Vossen and the suspension module that lowers the ride height of the car by about 40 millimeters. The NOVITEC GROUP company […]

A First Look Inside Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences New Orleans

The newly opened Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans is located on the Mississippi waterfront at the foot of Canal Street, just 20 minutes from both of the city’s airports. Only steps from the luxury hotel is the historic French Quarter, the Warehouse Arts District, and multiple parks and green spaces. Its location in the Central Business District […]

This Hidden Mayfair Bar Is Hosting A Live Screening Of The Love Island Final On Monday

Every summer, many Brits reach a stage where they simply cannot remember what life was like before Love Island. Even if you don’t watch the show, it’s easy to feel sucked into the reality show that lasts for *deep breath* eight whole weeks? So, whether you’re in the camp that’s happy about it ending or […]

Unique McLaren F1 Road Car Sells for $20.5M at Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auctions

We were incredibly proud to present this exceptional McLaren F1, and tonight, the market confirmed the sheer prowess of this unparalleled supercar from one of the most legendary names in motoring. This sale was a historic moment not only for Gooding & Company, but for the McLaren legacy and the entire industry as a whole. […]

The Natural History Museum’s Dreamy Ice Rink Will Return For The Last Time This Winter

Skate news, everybody! London’s Natural History Museum has announced the return of its wintertime skating season, after taking the 2020 festive season off due to the pandemic. The dazzling ice rink is one of our favourite Christmas experiences, with skaters gleefully whizzing around the giant tree at its centre, and this year the Natural History […]

Luxury Rents Showed Positive Growth in the First Half of 2021, but Not in Every City

Global luxury rental rates are recovering, although travel restrictions have stunted their growth in some metro areas.  Prime rents ticked up 0.5% in global cities in the first half of 2021, according to a report Monday from Savills. Compare that to the 1.8% decline last year, which was the result of travel restrictions prompted by […]

London’s Amazing Multisensory Van Gogh Art Exhibition Has Arrived

Artwork from the iconic post-impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh comes to life in a 360-degree digital spectacle that’s currently illuminating and transforming 106 Commercial Street into a fully immersive exhibit. At this incredible Van Gogh exhibition, you’ll see the painter’s work take over the walls and alter your surroundings through the lenses of several dozen projectors, hyper-realistic VR headsets, or […]

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Louis Vuitton Women’s Fall-Winter 2021 Campaign

Photographed in Normandy, France, Louis Vuitton Women’s Fall-Winter 2021 campaign debuted showcasing Nicolas Ghesquière’s pieces adorned with fabulous drawings by Fornasetti. Louis Vuitton Fall-Winter 2021 collection pays reference to a different era, continuing the Maison’s Spirit of Travel. Reflecting on Greco-Roman antiquity, the collection includes the exquisitely illustrated world of Italian artistic design atelier Fornasetti, and rich […]

Penthouse Buyers Pay the Biggest Premiums to Live on Top in Hong Kong, London and New York

Across some of the world’s largest cities, trophy-home hunters can expect to pay the largest premium for the prestige of securing a penthouse in Hong Kong according to a report Monday from Knight Frank.  A top-tier unit in the city comes with a 59% price premium per square foot, the highest surcharge of any of the five […]

Riva 68’ Diable Is the Latest Temptation by Riva

Riva‘s newest flagship Riva 68’ Diable entered the water for the first time on Lake Iseo before making its debut in September at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2021. Visitors of the festival will have a chance to admire her irresistible design, magnetic beauty, and discover the yacht’s amazing performance. Riva 68’ Diable is the concept created by Mauro […]

Norman Jaffe-Designed Waterfront House in Quogue, New York, Lists for $18 Million

A two-parcel, 5-acre waterfront property in Quogue, New York, that offers a Norman Jaffe-designed residence, hit the market Monday for just under $18 million. The modernist beach house, the kind of property for which the late architect Jaffe was best known, has 7,850 square feet of living space with five bedrooms and six bathrooms, according […]

A Festival Dedicated To Japanese Nature, Art, And Culture Is Coming To Kew Gardens

Yes, we’re all still revelling in our long-awaited British summer, but I’m secretly already looking forward to my favourite season. And with a number of amazing events in London already announced, it’s quite easy to get excited for autumn. Joining this line-up of happenings is the wonderful Japan Festival over at Kew Gardens, which aims to celebrate […]

Demand for High-End Homes in Dubai Soared in the Second Quarter

Dubai’s high-end property market is fresh from a prosperous second quarter that saw big-ticket dealmaking in the Emirate surge, according to a report from LUXHABITAT Sotheby’s International Realty. Prime sales jumped 43.8% in the second quarter compared to the previous quarter, demonstrating the real estate market recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.  “The post-Covid resilience of […]

The Hyde Park Super Palace

A Chinese billionaire who made his fortune buying umbrellas and cassettes has been given the go-ahead to partly demolish his 45-room mansion overlooking Hyde Park and build a £500m ‘super palace’ in its place. Westminster City Council this week rubber-stamped Hong Kong-based tycoon Cheung Chung Kiu’s proposals for the £205m property in Knightsbridge, which include […]

937-HP Aston Martin Valhalla Hybrid Supercar Is a Reality Now

Aston Martin Valhalla hybrid supercar is brought to production reality. The driver-focused mid-engined vehicle will set best-in-class standards for performance, dynamics, and driving pleasure. It is developed with chassis, aerodynamic, and electronics expertise forged in Formula One®. Aston Martin Valhalla hybrid supercar is fitted with a mid-engined 950bhp gasoline/battery electric powertrain, new carbon fibre structure and aerodynamics developed […]

The New Grande Seconde Skelet-One Tourbillon by Jaquet Droz

Jaquet Droz refines the aesthetic of the Tourbillon Skeleton. The new Grande Seconde Skelet-One Tourbillon by Jaquet Droz breaks away from traditional designs and demonstrates the beauty of open-worked mechanics. Designed for connoisseurs, the Grande Seconde Skelet-One Tourbillon pushes the principle of the skeleton movement to the extreme: a minimum amount of material for the maximum amount of […]

Investors Account for About One in Six U.S. Home Sales

U.S. residential real estate investment has nearly returned to pre-pandemic levels, according to a report Thursday from Redfin. Investors, defined as institutions or businesses that purchase residential real estate, bought close to 68,000 properties in the second quarter, a 15.1% quarter-over-quarter increase, the report found. That’s the highest quarterly figure recorded since 2000, when the […]

Shangri-La Vancouver Launches Unique Ice Caves Heli Adventure

Shangri-La Vancouver launches Canada’s coolest experience that includes private helicopters, a snow machine tour to the Whistler Ice Caves, five-course dining experience with a private Chef-De-Cuisine among the snow, a mixology lesson using 12,000-year-old Glacier ice collected from the day’s journey, glacier golf using biodegradable balls, and a three-night stay in a luxury suite. Guests and […]

New York-Style Loft Apartment in the Heart of Paris Asks €8.9 Million

A loft-like two-bedroom apartment of the sort more commonly found in the cast-iron buildings of Lower Manhattan has come up for sale in the stylish 6th Arrondissement of Paris for €8.9 million (US$10.5 million).  “It’s a very New York style of apartment,” said listing agent Alina Grigoras of Juno Fine Properties/Knight Frank, who has the listing with Kelly […]

Former Estate of Microsoft’s Late Co-Founder, Paul Allen, Lists for More Than $55.5 Million

A 3.2-acre Los Angeles compound with ties to old Hollywood and the tech world hit the market this week for just over $55.5 million.  The hilltop estate was once home to the late Hollywood heartthrob Rock Hudson, and, later, to the co-founder of Microsoft, Paul Allen, who owned it until his death three years ago.  […]

Living The High Life In Henley On Thames At The Royal Regatta

Blue-blooded onlookers dressed to the nines watch the rowers bedecked in straw boaters and striped blazers. The clink of champagne flutes toast yet another victory as team after team of oarsmen and women crosses the finish line on the River Thames to tremendous applause. This is the Royal Regatta in genteel Henley on Thames.  This […]

Manhattan’s Luxury-Home Market Takes a Breather After Five-Month Frenzy

Summer break has finally subdued the rip-roaring Manhattan luxury home market, which has seen its  record-breaking streak of contracts signed at $4 million or more come to an end. Last week was slower though certainly not slow, with 28 contracts signed at that level in the seven days ending Sunday, according to the latest roundup from Olshan […]

You Can Now Have A Picnic In The Buckingham Palace Garden

After a long series of lockdowns, we’ve become quite used to outdoor dining here in London. This royal opportunity, however, is unlike any other: For the first time ever, Buckingham Palace has opened its garden to the public, allowing visitors to wander around and have a picnic on the grounds. In what is described as a “once-in-a-lifetime […]

Sporting Hospitality At Its Finest: A Review Of The Arsenal Platinum Membership In The WM

Though not a die-hard Arsenal fan, I happen to live with one, so when the opportunity arose back in February 2020 to visit Emirates Stadium for a day of hospitality, I daren’t pass it up. With the offer of a five course meal, complimentary drinks, a warm welcome and great seats for the game, I […]

Hotel Review: Fairmont St Andrews, St Andrews In Scotland

On an exposed stretch of land, a mile outside St Andrews town is the Fairmont hotel, an unabashed five-star hotel that sits proudly on its own 520-acre estate overlooking the ocean. A place that is known as the ‘original home of golf’, here too the Fairmont has its very own course. An immaculate green vista […]

100-Year-Old Rock Edge Estate in Beverly, MA Lists for $22M

Rock Edge at 34 Paine Avenue, Prides Crossing in Beverly, MA is a 28,000-square foot historic estate with 400-square feet of private beach frontage that was built in 1904. It received its name from sitting above a rocky shoreline, with direct access to a private beach. The historic property has just come to the market for an […]

This Brilliant Outdoor Cinema Is Hosting Film Screenings All Over Town This Summer

Having been confined to one very small part of London during lockdown, it’s no surprise that we’re raring to get out and explore as much of the city as possible this summer. Happily, one of London’s favourite outdoor cinemas has the same plan, as Pop Up Screens are taking their magical movie nights to no fewer than […]

Michael Atkinson Takes A Look At Aston Martin’s Journey To Global Luxury Sportscar Marque

In one of the most hotly anticipated stock market listings, historical British luxury sportscar marque, Aston Martin, floated in October 2018 at £19 per share. Less than two years later, the company’s share price had plummeted more than 90 per cent, there was a management shake-up and the business had to seek significant additional equity and […]

Hyatt Regency Koh Samui Is the First Hyatt Hotel on Thailand’s Southern Resort Island

Hyatt Regency Koh Samui, the first Hyatt hotel on Thailand’s southern resort island, debuts in the lively area of North Chaweng. The 140-room resort is built around more than 600 protected Yang Na and coconut trees. The resort was designed by celebrated architect Smith Obayawat of The Office of Bangkok Architects, Pongthep Sagulku of August […]

New York City Luxury Rentals See a Rush of New Lease Signings, and Price Increases May Not Be Far Behind

New York City rental markets showed strong performance in June, driven in part by a flurry of luxury activity, an indication that as Covid-19 infection rates continue to dwindle, the city’s wealthy residents are returning in droves. While prices were largely flat—Manhattan’s luxury rental market saw median prices decline by 2.9% year over year, according […]

Holiday Weekend Does Little to Slow Manhattan Luxury Market

The leadup to the long holiday weekend did little to dampen the enthusiasm of Manhattan’s moneyed home buyers who continue to push the borough’s luxury property market to record-breaking heights, according to Monday’s Olshan report.  There were 33 contracts signed on big-ticket homes during the week ending Sunday, said Olshan Realty, which defines luxury homes […]

H. Moser & Cie. Streamliner Cylindrical Tourbillon Only Watch

H. Moser & Cie. is among the prestigious watch brands that join the fight against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy by participating in the Only Watch Charity Auction organized by the Monegasque Association. H. Moser & Cie. Streamliner Cylindrical Tourbillon Only Watch will be auctioned on November 6th, 2021 in Geneva. The unique timepiece combines Vantablack® – the […]

London’s Leafy, Suburban Wimbledon Park Is Perennially Popular Among Upsizers

The residential area in southwest London is synonymous with the annual British championships, back this year, albeit with a limited crowd. Each summer, tennis stars pour into the SW19 postcode, local residents set up lemonade stands on their front gardens for spectators, while others rent out their homes to teams of media for as much […]

There’s a Life-Size Chess Set at This Newly Listed Mid-Century Gem in Los Feliz, California

Hidden away behind gates and at the end of a sweeping private driveway, a Los Angeles mansion that pairs its Mid-Century Modern roots with a tropical style has come to the market for a hair under $8 million. Set in the city’s Los Feliz neighborhood, the four-bedroom property—whose most unusual feature might be its outdoor […]

Architect Ma Yansong’s First U.S. Project Is Like a Green Hill Rising From Beverly Hills’s Wilshire Boulevard

Wrapped in a living wall of lush greenery, Ma Yansong’s Gardenhouse is a new landmark in Beverly Hills, California, that exemplifies techniques architects are using to literally create green buildings.  The boutique residential development, on the city’s iconic Wilshire Boulevard, is the first U.S. project for Ma’s MAD Architects, which is based in Beijing, China, […]

Living in the Past: Why Americans Are Craving Colonial Homes

None but a few homeowners can say “George Washington slept here”—but many more can opt for a home that was built in the same era, or before, he was president.  As the U.S. celebrates 245 years as an independent country, homes from the Colonial era have seen a renewed interest from buyers looking for distinctive […]

Norwegian Yacht Company Launches First Residential Super Yacht

The largest yacht in the world, at 728 feet, is underway in Norway, the ship’s designer, VARD, announced on Monday. The enormous, 33,500-ton “yacht liner,” dubbed Somnio, will contain a collection of 39 luxury apartments, with Tillberg Design of Sweden and Winch Design from the U.K. creating the residences and amenity spaces. “Somnio, meaning ‘to […]

No Beach House, No Problem. Host a July 4th BBQ at These NYC Developments

While many people flock to the beach for Independence Day, some of NYC’s residential developments can rival any beach house with landscaped sundecks and state-of-the-art grilling stations, making them the perfect place to host a July 4th BBQ with friends and family. With New Yorkers comfortable enough to gather again and many people looking to […]

This Hi-Tech, Multi-Sensory Bingo Experience Guarantees A Full House

Hoping to get the one up on existing social bingo concepts such as Bongo’s Bingo and Rebel Bingo, Hijingo is the UK’s first permanent, immersive bingo experience to combine music, lights and sound. The venue boasts Blade Runner vibes, transporting you to a “futuristic nightlife utopia” – and the accompanying show has been produced by world-class talent who have […]

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz Sell Phoenix Home for $3.1 Million

The 7,050-square-foot Arizona home of Grammy Award-winning musicians Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz sold on Friday for $3.1 million. The gated estate in Phoenix features a four-bedroom, five-and-a-half bathroom residence with a glass-enclosed primary bedroom and far-reaching views of the mountains and canyons surrounding the city, according to listing agent Scott Grigg, owner of the […]

16-Acre Wyoming Ranch—With a Hog-Roasting Pit—Heads to Auction With No Reserve

A nearly 16-acre Wyoming ranch will be auctioned with no reserve on July 20, according to Concierge Auctions, which is handling the sale. Located in Sheridan, Wyoming, in the foothills of the Big Horn Mountains, the property features a 7,405-square-foot “modern rustic” home with seven bedrooms and six-and-a-half bathrooms, a guest cabin and three fish […]

Canyon Capital Founder Lists Museum-Like Los Angeles Mansion for Nearly $50 Million

A museum-like contemporary mansion asking a hair under $50 million in the endlessly affluent Los Angeles neighborhood of Beverly Hills has just emerged on the market.  Spanning more than 13,400 square feet, the custom-designed “masterpiece” is a “rare offering,” according to the listing with Victoria Risko of Sotheby’s International Realty, who brought the home to […]

East London’s Fabulous Night Market Is Back This Weekend

We’ll admit it, sometimes we’re guilty of throwing covetous looks over at our New York brethren. What with their cheap subway fares, beautiful High Line, and sinfully good pizza, there’s a lot to be jealous of – but for one weekend, we can strike their famous night markets from that last. That’s because London is getting its […]

Stunning Beachfront Resort Alila Hinu Bay Debuts in Oman

Following the opening of Alila Jabal Akhdar in 2014, Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced the debut of Alila Hinu Bay, the Alila brand’s second hotel in Oman. Set on a secluded beachfront in Oman’s southwest region of Dhofar, which is known for its lush landscapes, cool summers, and it is within easy driving distance from Salalah International Airport, the 112-key […]

J Hotel Shanghai Tower Debuts Atop the Second-Tallest Skyscraper in the World

J Hotel Shanghai Tower debuts atop the 632-meter Shanghai Tower, the tallest skyscraper in China and second-tallest in the world. Located in the heart of the city’s glitzy financial district Lujiazui, the hotel offers a rare perspective on the nearby Oriental Pearl Tower and the Bund. The interior design of J Hotel Shanghai Tower was helmed […]

‘Wonder Years’ Producer Lists Long-Time Malibu Home

Emmy-nominated television producer Matthew Carlson, who’s best known for his work on “Malcolm in the Middle” and “The Wonder Years,” is selling a hilltop Spanish-style home in the California coastal enclave of Malibu.  The property, nestled between the Santa Monica Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, has an asking price of $7.99 million, according to the […]

Hublot Big Bang One Click Marc Ferrero Ceramic Blue

Hublot has joined creative forces with a French artist Marc Ferrero once again to create the Big Bang One Click Marc Ferrero Ceramic Blue – a collectible 25-piece limited-edition. Blue ceramic, white composite resin and steel create accentuate Ferrero’s signature pop-art graphic painting Lipstick. The original oil painting sums up 10 years of the artist’s work and immediately was […]

London’s Luxury House Hunters Have a Collective £36.8 Billion to Spend

London’s super-prime property market, with demand for its most luxurious homes soaring and its buyers with billions of pounds in their collective pockets to spend, is on the road to recovery, according to a report Monday from Knight Frank.  Following a rocky Covid-induced slump that saw the property market effectively shutdown amid the pandemic, purchasers […]

Gansevoort Meatpacking Hotel Unveils Multimillion Dollar Rebrand and Renovation

The iconic Gansevoort Meatpacking Hotel, which is credited for putting the Meatpacking District on the map almost two decades ago, is unveiling a multimillion renovation and rebrand. The demographic of guests that partied with the legendary hotel are now returning with their children. The hotel’s 1,700-square-foot lobby and common area feature cutting-edge art and design. Designed […]

Rémy Martin Unveils A Gorgeous Gilded Art Sculpture At The Design Museum

Step into the central atrium of The Design Museum this June and you’ll be met with an absolutely breathtaking sight… A gloriously gilded art sculpture, the Rémy Martin Centaur mobile is a dazzling homage to French talent and craftsmanship. Designed by Charles Kaisin, this mesmeric masterpiece is made from over a thousand origami centaurs, each one expertly hand-gilded […]

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Late Actor Jack Lemmon’s Malibu Home Lists for $13.45 Million

The former Malibu, California, home of late actor Jack Lemmon hit the market Wednesday for $13.45 million.  Located on Board Beach, the three-bedroom, four-bathroom residence offers direct access to the Pacific Ocean, and is being offered for sale for the first time since Lemmon and his wife, actress Felicia Farr, renovated the home in the […]

Sugar Ray Leonard’s Championship Mansion!

Olympic boxer, gold medalist Sugar Ray Leonard is one of the wealthiest boxers in the world with an estimated net worth of $120 million. According to toptenrealestatedeals.com, his recently listed Pacific Palisades mansion is on the market for $46.5 million.  Had it not been for his brother Roger, Sugar Ray would likely be just a regular […]

Private Jet Industry Trends Upwards Due to Covid-19 Pandemic

While the Covid-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the commercial airline industry, the trends in the private jet industry actually show comparatively positive effects. Data provided by FlightAware shows the total number of flights of all types plummeted in March. They have since recovered slightly but still stand at around half the numbers last year.  Business […]

Inside Fi’lia, Dubai’s First Fully Female-led Restaurant

With two restaurants in the US and one in the Bahamas, Fi’lia has brought its fresh brand of Italian cookery to a fourth location, opening Fi’lia Dubai.  One of the newest eateries on Dubai’s ever-evolving dining scene, the restaurant is set on the 70th floor of the SLS Dubai. What makes it stand out, however, is […]

Tailor-Made African Adventures

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts unveils its Safari and Islands Collection, Africa that enables travellers to enjoy the very best of the region through customised journeys. They will discover African experiences across five Four Seasons properties, with seamless private travel connections offered in collaboration with ExecuJet. Travellers will even get a chance to redeem up to a […]

A Luxury Travel Guide To Bergen, The Gateway To The Fjords Of Norway

Prior to the outbreak of Covid-19, I visited Bergen, known as the gateway to the fjords, which nestles between seven mountains and is Norway’s second largest city, located in Hordaland, on the western Norwegian coastline. This charming World Heritage City instantly captivates visitors with an abundance of natural beauty, a fascinating history and it’s the […]

Sophisticated Luxury: The New Mercedes-Maybach S-Class

Around 60,000 examples of the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class have been delivered worldwide since its launch in 2015. The main sales markets in recent years have been China, Russia, South Korea, the USA and Germany. The new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class is set to continue this success story. A classic three-box saloon, the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class features the distinctive hood with a […]

A Magical New Drinking And Dining Hub Will Open In Shoreditch This Summer

For five years, Shoreditch foodies and Thursday night funseekers made their way to Dinerama, where both street food and the vibes were excellent. Sadly, Dinerama is no more – a victim of rising rents and lost revenue during the pandemic – but a new outfit is stepping in to resurrect the spirit of fun, and once […]

Cliff-Top Home Overlooking England’s Carbis Bay Lists for £1.5 Million as G7 Summit Brings Attention to the Coastal Enclave

A cliff-top home in Cornwall that last week had front-row seats to the gathering of world leaders including President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and German Chancellor Angela Merkel has come to the market in the U.K.  The five-bedroom property, which listed Friday with Savills for £1.5 million (US$2.1 million), has vast panoramic views […]

173-Acre Estate Among Sedona’s Red Rocks Sets a Price Record for the Arizona City

A sprawling ranch set among the red rocks of Sedona, Arizona, that was built for the Wrigley family sold Wednesday for a record $14.75 million. El Rojo Grande Ranch is the most expensive property ever to change hands in the desert town, according to a spokeswoman for Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, the brokerage that […]

Polanco: A Ritzy, Park-Side District in Mexico City With Culture and Top Shopping Spots

The peaceful, residential Mexico City district of Polanco is packed with ritzy, fashionable spots for shopping, eating and seeing art. The upper-class neighborhood is both multicultural and culture rich. It has global residents, upscale boutiques, contemporary art galleries and proximity to parks. It also has fine-dining spots and notable theaters. Polanco lies between Mexico City’s […]

Netflix Producer Lists Manhattan Penthouse Two Months After Purchasing It

A star-studded duplex penthouse in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood resurfaced on the market only two months after it changed hands. Shawn Levy, 52, director and producer on the Netflix series “Stranger Things” and his wife, Serena, listed the home for $15 million Wednesday, because he “has recently committed to filming on the West Coast and Europe […]

Introducing The Villa Collection at The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach

The Villa Collection at The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach has already sold out 10 of its 15 villas, for a total sales volume of over $68,390,000, since launching sales on February 1. Designed by world-famous master Italian architect Piero Lissoni, the fifteen individual two-story villas will be located in the heart of Mid-Beach at The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami […]

Contemporary Mansion Set on the Banks of Scotland’s Largest River Asks £1.45 Million

A contemporary country house positioned alongside Scotland’s largest river, the winding River Tay, has come to the market asking for offers over £1.45 million (US$2 million). Inspired by the shape of a breaking wave—reflected in its undulating zinc roof—the modern property was built in 2010 and belies the historic site it sits on, which is […]

Looking For A New Flat? This St Pancras Clock Tower Home Is On Sale For £4.6 Million

Another extremely modest London flat is up for sale, and we’re once again tempted to cancel our lease ASAP. All jokes aside, this incredible home will make your jaw drop, and just might be worth the steep price of £4.6 million. It’s located in the St Pancras Chambers clock tower, and is the only apartment with the original […]

Bentley Motors and Contest Yachts Revealed One-off Project

Bentley Motors and premium Dutch yacht builder Contest Yachts have collaborated on the creation of a one-off yacht interior to match the exquisite cabin design of a customer’s Continental GT V8 coupe. Craftspeople at Bentley Design Services, which specializes in creating customized solutions for the brand’s clients, created bespoke nautical trim together with Contest Yachts. The cabin of […]

Hyde Park Project Unveils £60 Million Crown Jewel Penthouse

On the northern edge of London’s famed Hyde Park, an undulating new luxury development debuted its residences on Tuesday, and its most lavish offering is a sprawling £60 million (US$84.7 million) penthouse.  Currently under construction and set to be completed next year, Park Modern offers 57 one- to six-bedroom residences over nine floors, including three […]

A Fabulous Floating Cinema Is Docking In London This Summer

St. Katharine Docks has announced the return of its annual Floating Film Festival, bringing Londoners a fortnight of fantastic films at the city’s original floating cinema. After an year’s hiatus due to the pandemic, the city’s most intriguing outdoor cinema is back in 2021, with another stellar line-up of films. The Floating Film Festival is docking up […]

A Modern Beverly Hills Home With Vanishing Glass Walls Lists for Nearly $17 Million

A 7,000-square-foot single-story home in Los Angeles has hit the market for just under $17 million. The five-bedroom, seven-bathroom Beverly Hills home built in 2018 epitomizes indoor-outdoor living, according to Enzo Ricciardelli, Sotheby’s International Realty–Pacific Palisades Brokerage. It was listed last Thursday. “It’s so sexy, the way everything opens up to the outdoors,” he said. […]

Rolls-Royce and BOVET 1822 Create Unique Timepieces for Boat Tail

The House of BOVET 1822 and Rolls-Royce have come together to reimagine Rolls-Royce’s iconic centerpiece, the dashboard clock. Born from the vision to create an exquisite, ground-breaking watch for the world’s most expensive new car, two fine reversible timepieces, one for the lady and one for the gentleman, have been designed to be worn on the wrist, or, placed […]

Swedish DJ Lists Updated Mid-Century Modern Home in Pasadena for $3.4 Million

Swedish music producer and DJ Christian Karlsson has listed his California home less than a year after purchasing it—and at a 42% price increase. Mr. Karlsson, 45, who performs under the stage name Bloodshy, listed the Mid-Century Modern home in Pasadena, California, for just under $3.4 million. He purchased the home with his wife, Dilani […]

A ‘Ring Of Fire’ Solar Eclipse Will Grace UK Skies This Week

The natural phenomenons have kind of slowed down since normal life returned – which is pretty fitting given that the world is far less of a crazy place these days as we transition to post-pandemic life. From glittering meteor showers to supermoons, we’ve really seen it all this past year. But one natural phenomenon was visibly absent from […]

Entrepreneur Pays $20.4 Million for Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Mansion

A Balinese-inspired estate outfitted with a putting green and a private beach in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, sold Monday for $20.4 million. The eight-figure sale price makes it the most expensive home to change hands in Bay Colony, an upscale gated yachting community in the city that’s comprised exclusively of waterfront homes and guarded with armed […]

Specialty Suites at the Luxurious Beachfront Resort on the Athens Riviera

Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens invites guests to reunite with their loved ones staying at one of five Specialty Suites. The premium accommodations feature generous spaces to relax after a day of socializing and cozy dining. Beyond the resort’s private beaches, dining venues and spa, Specialty Suite guests also have access to exclusive amenities. The resort’s Specialty […]

An Epic, Hi-Tech House Of Games Will Open In London This Summer

In the pursuit of lightly alcohol-fuelled fun, Londoners have taken to bowling, crazy golf, fancy darts, shuffleboard, video games and more. But there’s never been a place in town to unite them all under one roof, until the arrival of Gravity. Hitting the capital this summer, this three-storey space is billed as “a huge competitive socialising mega site”, which sounds […]

Ferretti Yachts’ Largest Boat to Date Revolutionizes the Experience on the Water

Launched in March, Ferretti Yachts‘ largest boat to date, Ferretti Yachts 1000 is the result of collaboration between the Product Strategy Committee led by Mr. Piero Ferrari, the Ferretti Group Engineering Department, architect Filippo Salvetti for the exteriors, and Ideaeitalia for the new interior concept. The first Ferretti Yachts 1000 is characterized by Classic styling, with a mood […]

$13.4 Million Hypercar Bugatti La Voiture Noire Final Edition

Bugatti unveiled the production version of La Voiture Noire. And because of the new $28-million Rolls-Royce Boat Tail, the $13.4 million hypercar might no longer be the most expensive new vehicle ever, it doesn’t make it any less breathtaking. Ettore Bugatti’s son Jean developed and drove one of just four Type 57 SC Atlantic produced. He named his […]

21 Of The Prettiest Bars In London For Picture-Perfect Cocktail Dates

London isn’t short of beautiful places to visit. Pretty streets, pretty restaurants: there are picture-worthy spots around every corner. That extends to the bars, too! Though we love a good pub as much as the next Londoner, sometimes you want to go to a place where the drinks are great and the Instagram snaps are even better. So, […]

Montecito: California’s Golden Quadrangle Is an Celebrity Haunt Some Say Is Undervalued

Understated and casually elegant, the Golden Quadrangle represents the epitome of luxury living in California’s celebrity-centric Montecito. The neighborhood, which features some of the most expensive properties in the community that’s a five- to 10-minute drive from Santa Barbara, offers a relaxed, laid-back atmosphere for all the boldface names it attracts. “Despite the wealth and […]

Dive into Embassy Gardens’ new sky pool

The most talked-about amenity in the capital, the sky pool at EcoWorld Ballymore’s Embassy Gardens, has finally opened its waters. Suspended 115 above London’s Nine Elms, the US-made structure links the scheme’s two residential towers at the tenth storey, allowing residents to swim from one building to the next. The experience is intended “to be […]

A 9,600-Acre Ranch in Colorado Sells for $33.9 Million

A more than 9,600-acre Colorado ranch with a sprawling owner’s residence sold last week for $33.9 million, one of the state’s biggest deals so far this year. Located near Pagosa Springs, about 275 miles southwest of Denver, the property features miles of pristine land, replete with creeks, lakes, trees and wildlife such as elk and […]

Gucci Presents The Alchemist’s Garden 1921 Eau de Parfum

To celebrate the House’s 100th anniversary, Gucci expands The Alchemist’s Garden collection and presents 1921, a new eau de parfum. The scent pays homage to Florence where Gucci was born a century ago, in 1921. It is created around the distinctive Neroli Flower, blended with the Limone Cedrato fruit from the capital of Italy’s Tuscany region. Bringing richness and intensity […]

A Forest Of 400 Trees Has Sprung Up At Somerset House

If forests grew overnight, we could really make a huge difference in the fight against climate change. And whilst that, sadly, is impossible, this year’s London Design Biennale has actually appeared to make it happen. ‘Forest for Change‘ has set up 400 trees in the courtyard of Somerset House as part of this year’s festival, filling the […]

Minnesota’s Priciest Listing Is This $15 Million Private Island

A private island with a more than 19,000-square-foot residence in Minnesota hit the market last week for $15 million, the highest-priced listing in the state. Dubbed the Windermere Estate, the 1.37-acre property is located in Greenwood, about 20 miles west of Minneapolis. It’s priced at about 63% more than the next most expensive listing in […]

Rolls-Royce Boat Tail Is the World’s Most Expensive New Car

Following the announcement of the return of Rolls-Royce Coachbuild earlier this week, the Marque revealed the bespoke division’s first finished project – Rolls-Royce Boat Tail. The $28 million (£20 million) vehicle becomes the most expensive new car in the world. In 2017, Rolls-Royce unveiled the Sweptail that defined the dawn of the contemporary coachbuilding movement. The $13 million one-off […]

Therapeutic Tenerife: The Health And Wellness Destination You Need To Visit

From medical spas to mindfulness retreats and soothing sunshine to seas that beg you to take a dip in, the island of Tenerife has long been a welcoming retreat for those in search of a rejuvenating break. It isn’t just the dedicated services that are provided for travellers in need of a therapeutic and revitalising […]

This Smashing Scenic Rooftop Has Incredible Views Of The Shard

Summer is finally threatening to arrive, and London is waiting to embrace the sunny weather and easing restrictions with open arms. Just in time for the summer season (and the post-lockdown celebrations), a cracking rooftop bar has opened south of the river, and it looks like a good ‘un. London Bridge Rooftop – which you may have […]

Head for the Hills: Texas Is Facing an Unprecedented Land Rush

Property buyers in Texas are heading for the hills—and plateaus, grasslands and prairies. Urban Texans are “stampeding” to rural parts of the state, sparking a huge jumps in both sales volume and prices, according to a report from Texas A&M University. And in a May follow-up bulletin, the university noted that first-quarter 2021 activity had “exploded” after […]

A Truly Unique Bugatti: the Chiron habillé par Hermès

Ettore Bugatti and Émile-Maurice Hermès laid the base for a new form of luxury which France stands for up to this very day. Bugatti revives the relationship with Hermès to create the unique Chiron habillé par Hermès for the entrepreneur and real estate investor Manny Khoshbin. With Chiron habillé par Hermès, Bugatti demonstrates the intricate and special application […]

160-Acre Equestrian Estate in Northern New Jersey to List for $28.9 Million

A sprawling 160-acre equestrian estate in Colts Neck, New Jersey, that offers an artisan-crafted main residence, a barn built by Amish carpenters and a historic farmhouse, is coming onto the market for $28.9 million, Mansion Global has learned. The main residence, clad in Jerusalem limestone, has nearly 25,000 square feet of interior living space with […]

Here’s What London’s Disneyland-Style Theme Park Will Look Like

A few years ago, it was announced that London—well, okay, north Kent—was getting its very own Hollywood-esque, Disneyland-style theme park. We have watched from the sidelines as countless other cities across the world have welcomed these amusement parks, and it’s finally our turn. ome exciting new images of this magical kingdom have been released, and […]

Living in the Shadow of a London Landmark Will Cost You

For London residents that want to be close to the city’s most iconic landmarks, those living near Royal Albert Hall, the famed rotund concert venue in South Kensington, are having to pay the most for that luxury, according to a report from estate agency Benham and Reeves. Property prices surrounding the Royal Albert Hall clock […]

D.C. Home Where Jackie Kennedy Took Refuge After JFK’s Assassination to Be Listed for $10 Million

The Washington, D.C., home where Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and her children took sanctuary after the assassination of her husband is set to be listed for $10 million, Mansion Global has learned. Soon after President John F. Kennedy was killed in 1963, the former first lady moved into the Georgetown residence, according to the Library of […]

Racing in Style: Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2

Lamborghini Squadra Corse unveiled the Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2, the latest version of racing car that will be used across each of the three continental Lamborghini series, starting in 2022. Lamborghini Centro Stile-designed car is the most high-performance Huracán Super Trofeo ever to race in the one-make series. The Super Trofeo is the best testing ground […]

Maserati x CANOTWAIT_ Present Ghibli Hybrid Love Audacious

Maserati joined forces with the Chinese streetwear fashion brand CANOTWAIT_ to design the new Ghibli Hybrid Love Audacious. Founded by William Chan, the fashion brand is inspired by modern art and street culture. The actor, singer, and trendsetter is an active art collector and a big believer in the power of love. This special Ghibli Hybrid epitomizes the ability […]

Denver’s Most Expensive Listing Will Soon Be This $25 Million New Build

An under-construction compound in Denver is set to debut on the market Wednesday for $25 million, Mansion Global has learned. With that sizable price tag, it’ll be the priciest home publicly listed for sale in the city and across its wider metropolitan area, according to listings on property portal Zillow. Roughly 15 minutes from downtown […]

Talking Fashion And Style With Catherine Zeta-Jones, Founder Of Luxury Clothing Brand Casa Zeta-Jones

Catherine Zeta-Jones’s new brand, Casa Zeta-Jones is a luxurious clothing line that was designed and curated to be everything you need to transform your world into a thing of beauty. Inspired by the undeniably captivating elegance of Old Hollywood, this fashion collection is simply ravishing, and Catherine curates each collection herself hoping to inspire her wearers. We had the […]

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Dubai Homes Saw a 25% Spike in Sales Volume in the First Quarter

Sales volume in Dubai’s prime residential property market jumped 25% between the fourth quarter of 2020 and the first quarter of 2021, according to a report from LUXHABITAT Sotheby’s International Realty.  During the first three months of the year, 3,450 apartments and 586 villas were transacted, for a total volume of AED 11.6 billion (US$3.2 […]

Trending on Google: Babymoon Destinations

According to Google Trends, the search term Babymoon Ideas has reached an all-time high over the past 12 months. With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of the best hotels around the globe offering exclusive deals and packages for babymooners. The Foundry Hotel in Asheville, NC Babymooners looking for a historic and central domestic destination […]

Property Of A Lifetime: Bespoke Bvlgari Mansion In Dubai Goes Up For Sale For More Than £15m

Supremely elegant, a bespoke designer mansion nestled in the Bvlgari Resort on Dubai’s exclusive Jumeirah Bay Island is available for those looking for an exclusive and expertly designed property. The new address of choice for the Emirate’s most discerning residents; the island itself is sculpted in the shape of a seahorse and commands the most […]

Own a Piece of U.S. History with These One-of-a-Kind Condos

A select group of the country’s most iconic, striking architectural gems with unique historic backgrounds are getting new life as ultra-rare multi-million-dollar homes. Take a look at these amazing born-again spaces. The Archer Residences is the first full-service, white-glove condo in historic Beacon Hill. Converted from a building that’s nearly a century old, The Archer is a […]

Here’s The Story Behind London’s Iconic Tumbling Telephone Box Installation

It’s not as well known as, say, the London Eye or The Shard, but down in Kingston you’ll find a London landmark that makes both of those two seem like the newbies they are. The ‘Out of Order’ installation, which consists of twelve tumbling telephone boxes, has been in place on Kingston’s lovely Old London […]

When Bugatti Chiron Sport ‘Les Légendes du Ciel’ Meets Dassault Rafale Marine Jet

Bugatti Chiron Sport ‘Les Légendes du Ciel’ and the Dassault Rafale Marine jet face each other at a naval base in Landivisiau, north-west France. Bugatti’s pilote officiel Pierre-Henri Raphanel in the Chiron Sport and frigate captain Etienne in the Rafale Marine have been preparing for this day for weeks. The limited-edition vehicle was designed as a tribute to […]

An Augmented Reality Go-Kart Video Game Experience Is Coming To London This August

If you’re one of those people who gets just the slightest bit competitive while playing Mario Kart (and honestly, who isn’t), you’d probably jump at the chance of competing with your friends in a real life video game. You’ll soon be able to do just that, because a racing-themed live action video game experience is coming to […]

These Regions Are Set to See a Boom in Travel—and Property Investment

As more people get vaccinated for Covid-19 and nations around the world emerge from lockdown, many are considering international travel and investment for the first time in over a year. The EU has decided to ease travel restrictions on fully vaccinated tourists from non-EU countries, and aviation and travel groups are urging a reopening of travel between the U.S. […]

McLaren Special Operations Unveiled a Bespoke Gulf Oil-Liveried McLaren 720S

McLaren Automotive’s in-house personalization division, McLaren Special Operations (MSO), has created a bespoke Gulf Oil-liveried McLaren 720S. The project is part of McLaren and Gulf Oil renewed relationship announced last summer. McLaren first partnered with Gulf Pil in both Formula 1 and Can-Am from 1968 to 1973. The alliance was revived in the 1990s with the GTC […]

Los Angeles Family Home of Comedy Giants Carl and Estelle Reiner Lists With Neighboring Property for $19.9 Million

A pair of homes belonging to the estate of late showbiz couple Carl and Estelle Reiner have hit the market in Beverly Hills, California, for $19.9 million. The two adjacent properties are primed for redevelopment, offering a buyer the chance to build a luxury compound in one of Los Angeles’ most exclusive neighborhoods, on one […]

Herds Of Life-Sized Elephant Sculptures Are Popping Up Around London For A Good Cause

It’s hard to overlook them, and you may have wondered what on earth they are doing here in central London: That’s precisely what the creators behind the environmental art exhibition “CoExistence” wanted us to ponder when they installed herds of life-sized elephant sculptures all over the city. They’re incredible to look at, but are not […]

Bucolic Alderley Edge, Outside Manchester, Is a Favorite Footballer Haunt

Alderley Edge is part of Cheshire’s glamorous “Golden Triangle,” an area south of Manchester that includes Knutsford, Prestbury and Mottram St. Andrews, which have some of the northwest’s most expensive homes. The Cheshire village is known for being popular with Premier League footballers and has regularly featured on ITVBe’s “The Real Housewives of Cheshire.” It […]

Buying in Phoenix? Don’t Count on the Flood of New Developments Dampening Prices

Home prices in cities across the U.S. continue to climb at a breakneck pace, driven in no small part by a chronic lack of inventory in nearly every category. On the surface, then, it would seem that a rush of new construction might present a simple, straightforward solution. But even in a city like Phoenix, Arizona—which recent data […]

Tallest Building on UWS Releases $40M and $38M Duplex Penthouses

200 Amsterdam, the tallest building on the Upper West Side, has just released its two highly anticipated duplex penthouses. Situated on the top four floors of the 668-foot-tall tower, the residences are the crown jewels of the condominium’s limited Penthouse Collection, which begins on the 41st floor and comprises eight full-floor homes as well as […]

A Truly Unique Bugatti: the Chiron habillé par Hermès

Ettore Bugatti and Émile-Maurice Hermès laid the base for a new form of luxury which France stands for up to this very day. Bugatti revives the relationship with Hermès to create the unique Chiron habillé par Hermès for the entrepreneur and real estate investor Manny Khoshbin. With Chiron habillé par Hermès, Bugatti demonstrates the intricate and special application […]

Iceland Has Opened A New Oceanfront Geothermal Lagoon With Views Of The Northern Lights

If there’s one thing that you absolutely need to do in Iceland, it’s bathing in the mineral-rich waters of a geothermal lagoon. And now, hospitality company Pursuit is taking the unmissable experience to a whole new level with the Sky Lagoon, which opened to the public a couple of weeks ago. One where the edge […]

Affluent Buyers Agree to Be Hobby Farmers at This Unusual Hawaiian Development

When buyers purchase new homes within the private Hawaiian community of Hokuli’a, they transform themselves into lady and gentlemen farmers, embracing the environmentally friendly traditions of the Big Island’s specially zoned Kona Field System—the largest, rain-fed agricultural region on Earth. Spreading across 1,260 acres across the Kona Coast, Hokuli’a settles into a traditional agricultural landscape […]

A Post-Covid Vision Of The Bespoke Tailoring Industry

It is no longer news that the retail industry started its gradual shift away from brick and mortar stores to a more digital reality a couple of years ago. This played out with dwindling walk-in appointments and increased online shopping, however, with the Covid-19 pandemic, this shift accelerated exponentially. Sequel to the pandemic, consumers embraced […]

Rock Producer Known as The Caveman Lists California Home for $5.25 Million

Legendary rock-and-roll music producer and mixer Kevin Shirley, who is known in the industry as The Caveman, has put his tranquil Malibu, California, estate on the market for $5.25 million. The property, which is in the celebrity-centric Port Dume enclave, was listed Thursday by Eric Haskell of The Agency. Mr. Shirley bought the estate in […]

1920s Florida Mansion With 200 Feet of Ocean Frontage Hits the Market for $28.5 Million

A Boston-based hedge fund manager listed his historic Florida estate for $28.5 million last week, just two years after purchasing it for $10.5 million. Michael Rashes, a principal at Bracebridge Capital, a fixed-income hedge fund, and his wife Dena bought the 1926 Mediterranean-style home in the Palm Beach County town of Gulf Stream in May […]

6 Reasons To Make Sorrento Your Next Destination For A Vacation

Away from clamorous city life and its streets bustling with people, many of us crave a tranquil vacation someplace to wind down and recharge ourselves before we jump back in. If you are drawn to chic coastal towns, with scintillant blue waters, plunging cliffs, a rich culture, citrusy air, and the surroundings drenched in mellowness, […]

The Dockside Brunch Spot With The Seriously Extra Espresso Martinis • White Mulberries

Found just a short walk from Tower Bridge, there’s something very special about this place—and it’s not just their Espresso Martinis (we’ll get to those later). The shop was established back in 2012, and within just two years they were crowned London’s Best Coffee Shop at the Coffee Stop Awards. In one of the few […]

This $300,000 Pool Table Wears the Famous Bugatti Badge

The Bugatti Lifestyle collection expands to add a Bugatti Pool Table that reflects the best qualities of the hyper sports cars made in Molsheim. The table is made in partnership with IXO®, designers, and specialists of carbon fiber product construction. Adorned in carbon fiber, the new Pool Table features optional highly advanced gyroscopic self-levelling technology for use on […]

Covid ‘Vaccine Passport’ Will Be Available On The NHS App From Next Week

As confirmed yesterday in Boris Johnson’s press conference, travel will open up to countries on Britain’s “green list” from May 17. And, to coincide with the partial introduction of foreign travel, the Government confirmed that the NHS app could be used to prove you have received both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. It will effectively work as a […]

A Luxury Travel Guide To Helsinki, The Sustainable Capital Of Finland

The largely remote country of Finland might not be first on your list when you’re thinking of luxury getaway destinations, but this hidden gem, located in Northern Europe, has far more to offer than you might think. With some of the cleanest air in the world and some of the most breath-taking landscapes too, Finland is […]

MANSORY Presents the New Ferrari Portofino with Full Carbon Roof

MANSORY converted the Ferrari Portofino – already its third Ferrari in 2021 – into an even more impressive car with a fully electric retractable hardtop, which for the first time is manufactured completely in dark forged carbon. The new update doesn’t compromise the standard functions of the roof. The front apron, the side flaps, all air outlets in the […]

Mountain Home With Views of Nevada’s Carson Valley Lists for $12.5 Million

A mansion near Lake Tahoe, Nevada, with views of the Carson Valley, hit the market Friday for $12.5 million. Completed in 2020, the 6,724-square-foot four-bedroom, four-bathroom home has a curvilinear metal roof that was inspired by the mountains surrounding it, according to Jill Kaufman of Chase International. She and Georgia Chase, also of Chase International, […]

Rustic Luxe: 6 Of The Finest Farm-Stays In The UK To Book

After the lockdown comes the great escape – and like caged animals released into the wild, most of us are heading for the open countryside. This longing for rural experience is nothing new (think Cowshed spas, foraged food and the rise of the PIG hotel chain) but it’s certainly been accentuated by the pandemic’s limitations. […]

Otam Custom Range 115 Will Be One of the Fastest Alloy Yachts on the Water

Otam Yachts presented a fully engineered Otam Custom Range 115 which is expected to be one of the fastest alloy yachts on the water capable of reaching 44 knots. Her exterior lines were penned by BG Design Firm and are inspired by the aeronautical and automotive worlds. Design details include the chromed ventilation vents in the […]

London’s Floating Candlelight Concerts Are A Seriously Chill Evening Out

We like to think we’ve been pretty good at supplying cute date ideas in the past, from floating jazz nights to breathtaking candlelit concerts. For our next recommendation, however, we’re simply taking the best of both worlds and combining them in one night – with a floating candlelight concert steadily cruising down the Thames! It’s setting […]

Rolls-Royce Shows Off a Stunning Array of Bespoke Vehicles at Monterey Car Week

Visitors of this year’s Monterey Car Week will have a chance to admire the Rolls-Royce Cullinan, as it makes its American debut. The marque astounds with a fleet of Bespoke motor cars: a Phantom in Fuxia, a Black Badge Rolls-Royce, the Umbra Collection that comprises Dawn, Ghost and Wraith, Dawn Black Badge Adamas Collection, the Paradiso Collection and Nebula […]

Italy Will Welcome Back International Tourists With No Quarantine Required This Month

With some international travel from the UK likely to be available again soon, it’s been confirmed that one of the nation’s favourite destinations is ready to welcome us back. Speaking at a press conference yesterday, Italian PM Mario Draghi revealed plans for an Italian ‘green pass’, allowing tourists from the EU, UK, and USA to […]

Edinburgh Home Prices Notch Best First Quarter in Three Years

The first few months of the year across Edinburgh’s property market were characterized by the same trio of trends that are being seen throughout the U.K.: high demand, low supply and rising prices, according to a report Thursday from Knight Frank. Annual price gains reached 6.8% in the Scottish capital city in March; and in […]

Tim Burton’s Lantern-Like London Rental Now Selling for £20 Million

An industrial-style mansion in London’s Primrose Hill, which was recently rented by film director Tim Burton, is on sale for £20 million (US£27.8 million) and available to rent for £15,000 a week. Eglon House is an art deco-style, live/work property with glass-block facades and cold-pressed bronze windows, inspired by Pierre Chareau’s 1930s Maison de Verre […]

Bentley Home Introduces New Styles for 2021

Bentley Motors and Bentley Home unveiled the 2021 Collection of furniture designs. The Aldford Table, the Ramsey Sofa and Loveseat and the Styal Desk, feature a unique lacquered finish and an exciting new fabric produced from marble powder. Strong lines and timeless shapes characterize the new furniture designs by Carlo Colombo in close collaboration with Bentley Design, […]

The World’s Best Destinations To Mark Missed Milestones

Whilst 2020 was the year we cancelled long-awaited milestone celebrations, we can start planning ways to make those special moments even more exceptional this year. Whether you want to celebrate a birthday, achievement or have an incredible reunion, we’ve listed five of the world’s best destinations to mark your missed milestones – trust us, you […]

This Is What Londoners Are Looking Forward To The Most After Lockdown Ends

While many of us have been making the most of outdoor hospitality’s return, it’s safe to say that the whole country has one day they’re counting down the minutes to this year: June 21. If all goes to plan, this will mark the final entry of Boris Johnson’s roadmap, ending all the lockdown restrictions in Britain. […]

Fort Lauderdale Spec Home With Space for a Yacht Sells for $23 Million

A new waterfront mansion in Florida sold Friday for $23 million, setting a record in the posh Fort Lauderdale neighborhood of Harbor Beach. The six-bedroom, nine-bathroom spec home is the priciest publicly listed deal in the ZIP Code, according to the Multiple Listing Service. Located directly on the Intracoastal Waterway, the home offers nearly 9,500 […]

One&Only Portonovi Is the Ultra-Luxury Outpost on the Adriatic Riviera

One&Only’s first property in Europe, One&Only Portonovi, started welcoming guests. Located at the entrance of Boka Bay, at the edge of the Adriatic Sea in Montenegro, the resort features private sandy beaches, a revolutionary wellness experience at Chenot Espace, world-class dining by Michelin-starred chef Giorgio Locatelli, and the intuitive service. For the first time in Europe, One&Only […]

Palatial Palma: A Luxury Travel Guide To Mallorca’s Resort City

From medieval and Moorish-style fortresses to boutique stores and plush hotels, the resort city of Palma invites all to discover its Mediterranean delights. Often bathed under a warm canopy, temperatures in the Balearic Islands reach highs of 30 Celsius in August but enjoy temperatures of over 20 from May to October, with little rainfall. The […]

Hilltop Mansion in Australia’s White-Hot Byron Bay Hits the Market

Friday is the deadline for wealthy buyers to make an offer on a multi-million dollar compound in Australia’s celebrity-favored Byron Bay. From its elevated mountain-top position, the secluded 6.8-acre property—known as the Jewel—has panoramic views of the ocean and the surrounding lush valley, according to the listing with Janis Pekins of Real Estate of Distinction, […]

Colonial-Style Mansion on a Private Peninsula in the Chesapeake Bay Region Heads to Auction

A more than 7,000-square-foot red brick mansion on its own peninsula in Maryland is set to be sold to the highest bidder in a live auction May 22. The gated 6.4-acre property is located in Grasonville, about 20 miles east of Annapolis. The Colonial-style home is at the tip of the Piney Neck Point, where […]

Bespoke Rolls-Royce Phantom Oribe Created in a Unique Collaboration with Hermès

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars unveiled Bespoke Phantom Oribe. Its exterior and interior were designed and handcrafted hand-in-hand by bespoke specialists from Rolls-Royce and Hermès, using materials, techniques and know-how from both houses. The bespoke vehicle reflects the personality and passions of its owner, Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa. The client envisioned the car as a ‘land jet’, bringing the […]

The Brand New Rooftop Bar Overlooking London’s Iconic St Pancras Clock Tower • The Standard Rooftop

It’s not an exaggeration to say that, less than a month into outdoor hospitality returning, we are bowing down to the concept of alfresco dining and drinking. After all, it’s just about all we can do! Well, for now that is. And, when the wind isn’t blowing too hard in our faces, it’s hard to […]

English Mansion With 500 Years of History—Plus an Indoor Pool—Lists for £3.8M

A mansion in the U.K. that pairs almost 500 years of history with modern design, contemporary interiors and 5,000 Christmas trees has hit the market for £3.8 million (US$5.3 million). The Brick House dates to the 1530s and is Grade II* listed, meaning it’s legally protected due to its being of special architectural and historic […]

Palatial Palma: A Luxury Travel Guide To Mallorca’s Resort City

From medieval and Moorish-style fortresses to boutique stores and plush hotels, the resort city of Palma invites all to discover its Mediterranean delights. Often bathed under a warm canopy, temperatures in the Balearic Islands reach highs of 30 Celsius in August but enjoy temperatures of over 20 from May to October, with little rainfall. The […]

A Truly Giant Italian Food Market Has Opened In London

The world’s largest Italian food market and “bigger is better” advocates Eataly have long planned their first UK location right here in London – and after nearly three years of anticipation, the massive food market and restaurant hub has finally opened to the public. Founded in Italy, the chain has swept the States with stores in New York, LA and Chicago, […]

SPOFEC Rolls-Royce Wraith Black Badge Overdose

The experts from SPOFEC refined the Rolls-Royce Black Badge Wraith to offer a strictly limited edition of only three SPOFEC Rolls-Royce Wraith Black Badge Overdose cars worldwide. The widebody version of this GT was shaped in cooperation with German designer Vittorio Strosek and features components made of carbon and 22-inch SPOFEC SP2 hi-tech forged wheels, which were produced by […]

Restored 1920s Estate in Los Angeles’s Pacific Palisades Lists for Nearly $24 Million

A restored 1920s mansion in the upscale Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles hit the market Tuesday for just shy of $24 million. One of the original homes in the Riviera section of the tony neighborhood, the Tudor-style home has six bedrooms and 10 bathrooms over close to 10,000 square feet, according to listing agent […]

7 Of The Most Splendid Hotels To Luxuriate In Across The World

Travel is one of those luxuries in life that, until the pandemic and lockdowns scuppered all excitedly planned adventures, we didn’t know how good we had it before. The thought of whisking ourselves off on a fabulous five-star retreat still seems like a dream, even if restrictions are currently being eased, but plan and dream […]

A Statue Of The Iron Throne Will Arrive In Leicester Square This Summer

It’s been ten years since Game of Thrones arrived on our TV screens and changed the way we watched television forever. (For instance, instead of shipping your favourite characters, you simply hoped they’d make it to the end of the episode with their head still attached to their body.) To mark the occasion, the ultimate […]

Bugatti Unveils the Chiron Sport ‘Les Legendes du Ciel’ to the Middle East

At an exclusive event, Bugatti presented the limited Chiron Sport ‘Les Legendes du Ciel’ edition for the first time in the Middle East. We know that the Middle East region thrives on luxury, and so it is important for potential customers to have access to the latest Bugatti models. We are delighted to present the ‘Les Legendes du Ciel’ […]

Bank Exec Lists Modern Farmhouse in Sonoma for Nearly $7 Million

A member of the top brass at First Republic Bank has listed her modern farmhouse in California’s Sonoma County for just under $7 million. The 5,527-square-foot residence was listed last week by Katherine August-deWilde, former president of the bank and its current vice chair, and her husband, David deWilde, according to listing agent Holly Bennett […]

Bespoke Rolls-Royce Dawn in Collaboration with Architect Kengo Kuma

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and Kengo Kuma collaborate on a first-of-its-kind Bespoke Rolls-Royce Dawn. The motor car will become a moving representation of the new luxury residence ‘The Kita’ in central Tokyo, designed by the Japanese architect and professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Tokyo upon commission by global luxury property developer Westbank. The Bespoke […]

The Best States In The USA To Move To For Better Health And An Improved Quality Of Life

From year-round sun to friendly locals to getting more for your money when it comes to property investment, the reasons to seek out a luxurious new life in a new location are plentiful. And if the past year of being stuck in a series of lockdowns has done anything, it has encouraged people to seek […]

Here’s What’s Hidden Away In This Colourful Corner Of Covent Garden

Tucked away down a tiny side street in Seven Dials is Neal’s Yard, one of London’s prettiest streets. It’s easy to miss, but it would be unfortunate if you did. Inside this little enclave, you can get everything from pizza to pedicures… and every business is committed to sustainable and ethical commercial practices.  Not too long ago, Neal’s Yard […]

London’s Spectacular New Summer Playground Features Fairground Rides And A Beach

Yep, to misquote The Jam, we’re going Wonderground (going Wonderground) this summer, as a new food and entertainment hub sets up in West London for the summer. London Wonderground is heading to Earl’s Court with a mandate to provide street food, fairground thrills, and live music and comedy this summer, and it’s the spectacular summer playground we […]

Prominent Art Activist Lists Dramatic Bluff-Side Home in Laguna Beach, California, for $25 Million

A sprawling, turnkey trophy home in the Californian coastal enclave of Laguna Beach is headed to the market Wednesday for $25 million, Mansion Global has learned. Newly completed after a mammoth 15 years in the making, the three-story, bluff-top spread is in Laguna Beach’s prestigious guard-gated community of Three Arch Bay. “As soon as you […]

Rutland Gate mega-mansion ‘could be worth between £500m and £600m’

Detailed plans to restore and rework the UK’s most expensive house, 2-8 Rutland Gate, have been unveiled in the wake of its record-breaking £210m acquisition. Squire and Partners-designed proposals for the refurbishment of the 62,000 square foot private palace overlooking Hyde Park were submitted to Westminster a few weeks ago, following pre-app consultations with everyone involved […]

Miami’s Quintessential Restaurants to Check Out Right Now

All eyes are on Miami with more than 2 million people moving to Florida (solely due to the pandemic). Miami is having a big moment in the food and beverages industry with major restaurateurs opening new and/or iconic concepts, such as Estiatorio Ornos by Chef Michael Mina, MILA Miami by Fig & Olive’s former president Gregory Galy, […]

Say Hello To London’s Newest Open-Air Flower Market

Say the words “open-air flower market” to any Londoner, and their mind is going straight to Columbia Road Flower Market, whose unquestioned dominance is akin to that of, say, the Soviet Union’s feared ice hockey team. But last year, an upstart emerged, hoping for their own Miracle on Ice – for Chiswick Flower Market, which returns to […]

Richard Nixon’s Former ‘Western White House’ in San Clemente, California, Relists With a Price Hike

Newly emboldened from a surge in luxury home sales across coastal California, the current owners of former President Richard Nixon’s Western White House—a lavish Spanish Colonial-style compound in San Clemente, California, have relisted the estate for $65 million. That’s $7.5 million, or 13%, more than its last price tag. Known as La Casa Pacifica, the […]

Rolls-Royce Revealed Three Bespoke Builds at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show

At the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show, Rolls-Royce presents a collection of three motor cars: one-off Black Badge Cullinan, a new Ghost Extended Urban Sanctuary and the eye-catching Wraith Black Badge Pop Explosion. NEW GHOST EXTENDED URBAN SANCTUARY The Urban Sanctuary presents an elevated expression of Parquetry. Resembling the ‘cracked ice’ effect of the wooden window shutters on […]

The Very Best Luxury Wines For Spring And Early Summer Drinking

As spring gets into full swing, embrace bright flavours and sprightly wine styles to match the season’s lighter, fresher menus. From food-friendly whites, aromatic reds and crisp rosés, through to indulgent sparkling wines and special bottles, these are excellent wines for celebrations and simple spring and summer suppers alike. Sparkling Denbies Sparkling Bacchus Pale straw […]

Manhattan Developers Reap From Booming Luxury Demand

The boom in Manhattan’s luxury housing market powered through its 11th-consecutive week of heightened dealmaking, which proved a boon to developers over the past seven days, according to the latest roundup from Olshan Realty on Monday. Forty-seven homes asking $4 million or more went into contact last week, as the borough approaches the end of […]

A Truly Giant Italian Food Hall Will Open In London This April

The world’s largest Italian food market and “bigger is better” advocates Eataly are confirmed to be opening their first UK location right here in London – and after nearly three years of anticipation, it’s been revealed that the massive food hall will open next week, on April 29. Founded in Italy, the chain has swept the States with […]

A Century-Old Estate in Sonoma Valley Lists for $4.75 Million

A historic California home, believed to have once been the summer residence of the British delegation in San Francisco, was listed last week for $4.75 million. Located in Sonoma, the 1916 home was used by British Consulate officials coming up from the city, according to listing agent Carol Sebastiani of Sotheby’s International Realty, Wine Country […]

With Whitewashed Cave Houses and Sunset Vistas, Oia Is the Jewel in Santorini’s Crown

When you picture the perfect Greek fishing village, you’re probably picturing Oia. This idyllic village is the most exclusive destination in Santorini, one of Greece’s most dramatically beautiful islands. Formed by erupting volcanoes, Santorini took its current shape after the Minoan eruption of 1613 B.C. One of the most violent volcanic eruptions of the past […]

Exclusively for Japan: Bentley Continental GT V8 Equinox Edition

The exterior of the Bentley Continental GT V8 Equinox Edition is characterized by contrasting monotone styling. Its monochrome theme is focused on black Onyx and icy cool Glacier White exterior paint. Made from specially commissioned, high gloss, black carbon fiber, the Styling Specification includes a front splitter, rear diffuser, boot lip spoiler, and side sills […]

The Top US Hotels To Explore This Summer

The United States is known for its scorching weather, luxurious seas and glamorous vacations. With overseas travel looking like a possibility this year with the government’s recent announcement of the ‘traffic light’ system, why not venture to the American coast for your dream summer holiday?  America’s successful vaccine rollout is increasing consumer confidence for a stateside summer […]

Los Angeles Mansion of Ex-HBO CEO Sells for $16.25 million

The California home of former HBO CEO Chris Albrecht and his wife, Tina Trahan, sold this week for $16.25 million. The sale of the six-bedroom, nine-bathroom Pacific Palisades property was the third-priciest transaction in the Los Angeles neighborhood this year, according to Zillow records. There were multiple offers on the home, including one that came […]

Sirena 68 to Debut at the 2021 Cannes Yachting Festival

Sirena Yachts announced that its all-new yacht the Sirena 68 will make her public debut at the 2021 Cannes Yachting Festival. The new 68 is built on a hull that combines efficiency and performance. The hull shape encapsulates a large volume of space so that everyone onboard could get comfortable. The Sirena 68 brings together all […]

The Luxury Travel Guide To Cambodia

From lively cities to ancient cultural monuments that attract visitors from the world over, Cambodia is a country that keeps on giving. Lush landscapes sprinkled with traditional Khmer villages and towns, the almighty Angkor Wat mountain temple, the vibrant capital city of Phnom Penh and the national parks, attractive islands, and friendly faces who inhabit […]

Property Mogul Nick Candy Lists £175 Million Hyde Park Penthouse

Property tycoon Nick Candy, looking to capitalize on the recent surge in demand for super-luxury homes, is ready to part with his sprawling London penthouse—complete with a champagne room and uninterrupted views across Hyde Park—for the sizable sum of £175 million (US$241 million), according to his spokeswoman. The apartment is at the lavish, park-side One […]

From Hawaii to New Jersey, Most Lavish Penthouses for Sale

The residential real estate market saw some of the highest sales to date over the last few months, with homes from multi-million dollar penthouses, to billion-dollar estates. As individuals experience a lifestyle change, this comes with no surprise that high net worth individuals are looking for unique destinations, out-of-the-box amenities like a karaoke room or […]

New Continental GT Speed: Bentley’s Most Performance-Focused Road Car Ever Revealed

For those desiring a car that’s the epitome of exquisite luxury and thrilling performance, this latest model from Bentley is the perfect choice. Handcrafted at Bentley’s carbon neutral luxury automotive factory, the new Continental GT Speed is the most dynamic road car in Bentley’s 101 year history and ultimate performance-focused interpretation of the world’s benchmark […]

1930s Home of Golden Age Gangster-Film Star in Beverly Hills to List for $22 Million

A 10,000-square-foot Beverly Hills mansion that once belonged to a Golden Age film star is set to be listed on Thursday for $21.95 million, Mansion Global has learned. The home, which features seven bedrooms and 11 bathrooms, once belonged to the Romanian-born actor Edward G. Robinson, according to Jon Grauman of the Agency. “He was […]

Billionaire’s Eco-Friendly Malibu Home Hits the Market for $28.5 Million

A sustainable home tied to billionaire Alki David is coming to the market for $28.5 million, Mansion Global has learned. The four-bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom Malibu house, with classic California beach vibes, has views of the Pacific Ocean and a sandy beach, plus walls covered with modern urban art by Alec Monopoly. But it’s also been […]

$120 Million Mansion Sale in Los Angeles Sets Record

An opulent Los Angeles estate, fittingly dubbed The Manor, has sold in a record-breaking transaction. The colossal 56,000-square-foot mansion—slightly larger than the White House—changed hands for $120 million in an all-cash deal, sources confirmed to Mansion Global. With its $120 million sale price, the property takes the mantle of most-expensive home ever sold in Los […]

Lamborghini Huracán EVO Is the World’s First Car with Built-in Alexa Car Control

After revealing the Lamborghini Huracán EVO equipped with Alexa at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last year, Automobili Lamborghini is enhancing the connected services offering in its Huracán EVO models, including navigation, comfort, safety, and entertainment functions. Lamborghini Connect adds new functions through connection to the Lamborghini UNICA app: a car-finder function, vehicle status report, and geofencing […]

Zoom Investor Upgrades His Work-From-Home Game With Two Beach Houses

A tech entrepreneur who was an early investor in Zoom has purchased not one, but two beachfront properties on the same California street. Subrah Iyar snapped up a six-bedroom, seven-bathroom home for $7.8 million in a deal that closed earlier this month, plus another residence of about the same size for $6.7 million in March, […]

Immerse Yourself in Nature at Singita Pamushana

Zimbabwe is the perfect combination of spectacular wildlife and jaw-dropping accommodations that will set any traveler’s heart aflutter. The recently reopened Singita Pamushana Lodge and exclusive-use villa Malilangwe House, located in the 130,000- acre Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve in the country’s remote southeast, are perfectly positioned to provide guests with an authentically wild experience, comfort, and connection. For those […]

Trophy Home Deals Rise Amid Manhattan’s Rip-Roaring Rebound

Fifty-one luxury homes in Manhattan went into contract in the week ending Sunday, marking 10 weeks of rip-roaring activity, according to a roundup from Olshan Realty on Monday. The last seven days notched roughly the same number of signed contracts for homes asking $4 million or more as the whole 13-week shutdown last March, when […]

You Can Have A Picnic In The Buckingham Palace Garden This Summer

As lockdown is slowly easing, London is seeing more outdoor dining areas than ever before. This royal opportunity, however, is unlike any other: For the first time ever, Buckingham Palace is opening its garden to the public, allowing visitors to wander around and have a picnic on the grounds. In what is described as a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity”, you […]

9 Amazing Homes For Sale That Overlook Iconic Landmarks

Has the extra time spent at home following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic given you time to think about selling up and moving on? If you’ve been dreaming of a post-lockdown relocation, instead of looking at traditional relocation spots, why not become a landmark neighbour and have one of the worlds most visited iconic landmarks […]

La Maison Bugatti Paris Hosted a Customer Drive Event in Abbaye des Vaux de Cernay

La Maison Bugatti Paris hosted a customer drive event in Abbaye des Vaux de Cernay. French passionates tested the Chiron Sport and Chiron Pur Sport on the premises of the former monastery. Abbaye des Vaux de Cernay is located at the heart of the forest of Rambouillet around 50 kilometers southwest of Paris. Parts of the complex were built in the 11th […]

An English Mill House Where the Gears Grace the Living Room Lists for £3.275 Million

A converted mill house on the River Avon in England’s tony south Cotswolds region was listed Sunday for £3.275 million (US$4.5 million).  Located on 54 acres in Garsdon, near the market town of Malmesbury, the five-bedroom, four-bathroom stone house sits on a mill stream and retains the mill wheel as part of the living room […]

The Southbank Centre’s Delicious Riverside Food Market Is Reopening This Month

We could probably have just led with the news that the Southbank Centre is reopening, but as always, we here at Secret London are thinking of our stomachs first… Anyway, the Southbank Centre Food Market is back on April 30, which means that after too long a wait, we can now spend a lazy weekend wandering […]

The Luxury Garden Trends That Will Dominate Our Outdoor Spaces In Spring/Summer 2021

Our garden spaces have become perhaps more important to us than ever over the past year, with more time spent at home due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and our outdoor spaces offering us a much-needed dose of fresh air when venturing further afield was off the cards. With the arrival of springtime and the […]

Pardo Yachts’ Endurance 60 to Debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival

In September, Pardo Yachts will showcase the new Endurance 60 at the Cannes Yachting Festival. The night & day cruiser offers silent navigation and low consumption at night, and connection between interiors and exteriors during the day. The outside area of her stern features two terraces that create an area of 33 m2 dedicated to relaxation. The area outside […]

Fifth Avenue Co-Op of Philanthropist Jayne Wrightsman Gets $11 Million Price Cut

The $50-million price tag on the classic Fifth Avenue co-op owned by legendary New York City arts patrons Charles and Jayne Wrightsman has been reduced to $39 million. The home, which occupies the entire third floor of the white-glove, limestone-clad building at East 63rd Street and Fifth Avenue, was placed on the market by the […]

This One-Off Bentayga Hybrid Is Inspired by the Chinese Color of Purity

At the Shanghai Motor Show, Bentley Mulliner will showcase a one-off Bentayga Hybrid specifically commissioned for a customer in China. The exterior of the car is finished in Viridian, a dark emerald shade from the Mulliner Extended paint range and the Chinese color of purity. The 22” Mulliner Driving Specification Wheels have the center pockets of every spoke painted […]

Vast Jacobean Manor That Sheltered King Charles During the English Civil War Lists for £9 Million

A 500-year-old castle-sized Jacobean manor house, spanning 35,376 square feet, in England was listed last week for £9 million (US$12.4 million). Dubbed Yarnton Manor, the nearly 30-acre estate is located in the village of Yarnton, outside the educational mecca of Oxford. Both the manor and its gardens have Grade II historical designations and date to […]

Unrestricted Super-Performance McLaren 720S GT3X Revealed

New from McLaren Customer Racing is an unrestricted version of its 720S GT3 race car, the 720S GT3X. Designed and developed in-house by the motorsport arm of McLaren Automotive, the GT3X is for track use only but is not homologated for any racing class or championship. Without the need to comply with competition regulations, increased […]

Oprah Winfrey’s Party Planner, Colin Cowie, Announces New Collab at Central Park Tower

Celebrity wedding and event planner Colin Cowie – who’s designed events for everyone from Oprah Winfrey to Tom Cruise – announced a partnership with Central Park Tower, the tallest residential building in the world and home to the highest private club. In this first-ever collaboration, the television personality, author, and interior designer will curate a bespoke living experience as the […]

This Iconic Shoreditch Bar Is Reopening After 7 Years Of Being Closed

After a long winter of lockdowns, countless London bars and restaurants are gearing up to reopen for outdoor dining on April 12. For The Light Bar, however, it’s been a really long time coming: the popular Shoreditch venue is preparing for a grand reopening after a seven year-long break, beginning with its brand new outdoor terrace, The Yard. Located on the […]

A Los Angeles Estate Designed by Paul R. Williams Listed for $19.8 Million

A Paul R. Williams-designed estate in the coveted Lower Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles has hit the market for the first time in decades, asking for $19.8 million. Williams (1894-1980) was a trailblazing Black architect, who designed homes for many celebrities, including Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball, Lon Chaney, Barbara Stanwyck and Charles Correll, as […]

The Magical London Market With A Wonderful History Of Wizards And Muggles

Not only has Leadenhall Market been used to represent Diagon Alley in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, but it was also one of the first places in London that women were allowed to work. It was also – fun fact – the first place you could ever buy cutlery! Though it’s been closed since December as […]

A Maldivian Marvel: The Five-Star Centara Grand Island Resort And Spa In The South Ari Atoll

Serenely settled in the stunning South Ari Atoll lies the five-star luxury of Centara Grand Island Resort and Spa. Take in this haven of Maldivian tranquillity with a host of upgrades thanks to the latest all-inclusive offer from Tropical Warehouse by Blue Bay Travel. A trip to the Maldives conjures incredible imagery of kicking back and allowing […]

Bing Crosby’s Onetime Bay Area Home Hits the Market for $13.75 Million

In the San Francisco Bay Area, the onetime home of Bing Crosby is listing for $13.75 million. The late crooner bought the Tudor-style home in Hillsborough, a tree-lined suburb about 20 miles south of San Francisco, in 1963 for $175,000, according to press reports from the time, moving with his then-wife Kathryn Crosby and their […]

Come Away This July with Six Senses Ibiza

Ibiza’s Xarraca Bay, a beautiful cove with unobstructed sunset views, is home to Six Senses Ibiza – the first sustainable BREEAM certified resort and residential community in the Balearics. It features 116 guest accommodations, villas, suites and beachfront caves across a 20-acre (8-hectare) site. A number of Village Residences come with intimate terraces, lush gardens and pools. The […]

Outdoor Socialising Returns This Week, And Here’s What You Need To Know

England’s roadmap out of lockdown has provided plenty of hope for a return to normality in the coming months, and the first significant step arrives on Monday, March 29 with the return of outdoor socialising. Though we’ve been permitted to meet up with one person from outside our household in a social setting since March 8, […]

Bentley Celebrates 200,000th Luxury Car Milestone

Bentley Motors has celebrated the 200,000th luxury car built in the company’s illustrious 100-year-plus history. The Bentayga Hybrid, destined for a Chinese customer, met the oldest surviving Bentley, EXP 2, and a number of long serving colleagues, as it rolled off the production line at the home of Bentley in Crewe this week. This crowns […]

Newly Built Lake Tahoe Estate, Along With a Boat, Sells for $31 Million

McKinney Lodge, a newly built property with 225 feet of lake frontage on Lake Tahoe in Homewood, California, has sold for $31 million, making it one of the most expensive homes in the exclusive area. The sale, which closed earlier this week, included furnishings, linens, flatwares and other home items, according to listing agent Bill […]

Custom Line and Riva Yacht Models on Display 3,000m Above the Alpine Resort of Courmayeur

Ferretti Group renewed partnerships with Jaguar Land Rover Italia and Skyway Monte Bianco, and is exhibiting the yacht building art of Custom Line and the heritage of Riva in Courmayeur until spring. At the Jaguar Land Rover Lounge at Chalet de l’Ange in Courmayeur, visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy the excellence embodied by Ferretti […]

How To Spot A Cloned Car When Buying A Prestige Car

For luxury and vintage car collectors, there are few things quite as exciting as purchasing another highly sought-after vehicle to add to your arsenal, and whether you’re trading in your current model or simply looking to make a savvy investment for the future, there’s nothing like getting behind the wheel of a spectacular prestige drive. […]

From Santa Cruz to California Wine Country, Luxury Home Sales Doubled During the Pandemic

Luxury home sales in California’s Bay Area surged 40% during the Covid-19 pandemic, while ultra-luxury sales jumped 59%, according to a report Thursday from Compass.  Santa Cruz County, south of San Francisco and San Jose, registered a 166% jump in luxury transactions in the 12 months ending March 15, as Bay Area homebuyers pushed out […]

Ben & Christine Sloss Take Delivery of Bespoke Black Badge Cullinan

Accomplished racers and motor car enthusiasts Ben & Christine Sloss took delivery of their Bespoke Black Badge Cullinan from Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Los Gatos. The Sloss’s new Black Badge Cullinan is finished in a unique Bespoke colorway Pikes Peak Blue – a tribute to the legendary Colorado hill-climb- created by the Rolls-Royce Bespoke Collective. The luxurious SUV features […]

Banksy’s ‘Superhero Nurse’ Painting Has Raised Almost £15 Million For The NHS

Once this pandemic is over, one can only hope that healthcare workers across the nation gain all the recognition they deserve. This piece – titled “Game Changer” – first appeared at University Hospital Southampton through the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in May 2020. Now, it has outsold its original value of around £3.5 […]

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A Meaningful Year Ahead For Private Aviation, Predicts Jetcraft President Chad Anderson

Well, we did it. 2020 was a turbulent year for private aviation, met with significant hurdles from global lockdowns and travel bans to vague and everchanging travel protocols. Despite the global shutdown in Q2, Jetcraft’s sales of private jets in 2020 were consistent with previous year deal counts. As for 2021, the industry is likely […]

Billionaire Burger Heiress Serves up Los Angeles Mansion for $16.8 Million

Billionaire burger heiress Lynsi Snyder-Ellingson, whose grandparents founded In-N-Out Burger, put her Mediterranean-inspired, Los Angeles-area mansion back on the market on Monday with a near-$3 million discount. The California compound, now asking $16.8 million, “invites lavish entertaining and luxurious living,” according to the listing with Joseph Chiovare and Ronald Chang of Coldwell Banker Realty. Occupying […]

Porsche Collaborates with Balmain’s Creative Director Olivier Rousteing

Balmain’s Creative Director Olivier Rousteing launches a video series on social media together with the sports car manufacturer Porsche. The series of videos is created around Rousteing’s exceptional personal story. Olivier Rousteing is not just an authentic Porsche enthusiast, he is also a perfect fit for us with his desire to make Balmain a modern brand […]

Camden Market’s Swish New Pub Has A Wine Wall And Epic Sunday Roasts

Of all the things Camden Market has – street food, vintage looks, Cyberdog – it’s been a touch lacking in pubs this whole time. And since Secret London HQ is literally a stone’s throw away, that’s a Pretty Big Deal for us. Happily, though, the area will welcome a shiny new pub and restaurant on April […]

Why Tuscany Is The Luxury Wedding Destination Of Dreams

With its rolling green hills, scenic countryside and charming Italian culture, Tuscany has long been thought of as the dream luxury destination for romantic weddings – and if you’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting this breath-taking neck of the woods, then you’ll have no question as to exactly why. This spectacular region of Italy […]

Trophy Home Nestled in Los Angeles’s Hollywood Hills Hits Market for $22 Million

A suave newly built trophy home nestled among the winding, mansion-laden streets of the Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles is set to hit the market Tuesday for $21.99 million. Spanning more than 10,000 square feet, the high-end home—constructed by international architecture firm XTen Architecture—is bright and airy, and with its vast, glass pocket doors, it […]

1016 Industries Revolutionizes Exotic Car Design with Carbon Fiber McLaren 720S

Aftermarket carbon fiber and ECU tuning specialist 1016 Industries presents the $550,000 carbon fiber McLaren 000 720S – the first car to ever successfully integrate a completely exposed carbon-fiber exterior and 3D printed parts into a fully operational design. The exotic car’s exterior is made up of completely exposed carbon fiber, while functional 3D printed parts are […]

Luxury Kitchens: What To Look For, From A Professional Chef

After winning Masterchef: The Professionals in 2018 and receiving incredible plaudits from Michelin-starred chefs and critics alike, British luxury kitchen manufacturer Kesseler invited Laurence Henry to their factory and head office in Nottinghamshire to explore their product range and discuss what he looks for when it comes to his favourite room in the house. Born and raised […]