[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Reno_downtown.jpg”] Here are three anecdotal stories from the decimated housing market in Reno, Nevada:The first story is about house hunting in Reno. My relatives spoke to an agent who was honest about what may be going on in Reno, and quite possibly everywhere. He had clients who […]
Among Tag Heuer’s mainstay watch collections is the Link. I believe it was originally introduced in the late 1980s, and has been a major part of the brand’s image since then.
[credit provider=”Zillow.com” url=”http://www.zillow.com/blog/files/2011/06/mobley-exterior.jpg”] Cuttino “Cat” Mobley, whose NBA career was cut short by a heart condition as he was heading into his 12th season, is back to playing the real estate game.For the past four years, Mobley has been trying to sell his home in the Beverly Hills real estate […]
[credit provider=”Courtesy of Corcoran Realty”] The Piano Man’s home in the Hamptons just won’t sell.When his marriage with Katie Lee took a turn for the worst, he listed the home for $22.5 million.
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:ThePathToKoryongFalls.jpg”] North Korea announced plans on Thursday to create a tourism zonenear a resort it recently expropriated from a South Korean firm that had temporarily shuttered it following an incident involving a communist soldier.The Hyundai Asan group, which began ushering curious travellers across the border in 1998 […]
[credit provider=”Courtesy of Hall and Hall” url=”http://hallhall.com/brochures/brochurerequest.php?id=480&stid=05&item=summary”] Mill Creek Ranch in Red Bluff, Calif. just hit the market for $29.5 million. The cattle ranch has more than 25,000 acres of land and more than 15 miles of Mill Creek flowing through it.The ranch was listed for $60 million in 2000 […]
[credit provider=”Joseph Pasaoa” url=”http://members.fotki.com/jppasaoa/”] Celebrities and New Yorkers donned gigantic hats and swathed themselves in seersucker yesterday for the 4th Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Governors Island.For a few hours, the tiny island was transformed by a charity polo match to raise funds for Haiti through the Hope Help […]
[credit provider=”VinoFamily via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/vinofamily/3986933364/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] Zagat’s Buzz Blog has just compiled a list of New York restaurants with top wine selections, and unsurprisingly, the top-rated bottles can be found at some of the city’s most chic, luxurious, and inventive culinary destinations.The list was compiled from the results of the 2011 […]
[credit provider=”Courtesy of Realtor.com” url=”www.realtor.com”] Kate Hudson and her rocker fiancee, Matt Bellamy, just purchased a $5.3 million home right next door to her long-time residence in Pacific Palisades (via Real Estalker).While Hudson and her soon to be husband house-hunted in other areas, they decided to stay local. Maybe it’s […]
[credit provider=”JamesList” url=”http://blog.jameslist.com/2011/venice-to-roman-go-home/”] Roman Abramovich and his girlfriend Dasha Zhukova have managed to enrage the inhabitants of Venice by anchoring their enormous mega yacht in an otherwise scenic lagoon.The Russian oligarch arrived for this week’s Venice Biennale art extravaganza in his 377-ft. Luna (above), the world’s largest expedition yacht that […]
With the evolution of the internet, the world was given a powerful tool to access information about any topic at their fingertips. Google it became synonymous with search and finding answers to your questions and any information you could possibly want to find in hyper speed. It’s hard to believe […]
Donald Trump’s new, $100 million Boeing 757 just landed at La Guardia airport, and a reporter from The New York Post got to board the jet for a first look.
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons”] Whether you call it “going out on the lash,” “getting wasted,” or “a typical Friday night,” getting drunk in a foreign country is a noble pursuit.College students partake when studying abroad and mild-mannered professionals get the chance to let their hair down in the face of strangers […]
[credit provider=”Tesla Motors”] Tesla Motors has just released a slew of new photos of the Tesla Model S “Alpha,” its forthcoming electric four-door coupe.The vehicle will have a range of up to 300 miles, and will cost between $49,000 and $60,000, depending on trim level, autoevolution reports.
[credit provider=”Elite Home theatre Seating” url=”http://www.elitehometheaterseating.com/index.html”] A movie loving millionaire is so enamoured with pirates that he decided to do what every boy in his pre-teens dreams of: He created his own pirate lair.It’s complete with a cobblestone-paved entranceway (and a ticket booth), a pirate tavern, and a theatre that […]
Interesting week in which we have heard a lot about naked (or semi-naked pictures), and their effect upon one’s public image.
“And my shining men no more alone As I sail out to die” from Poem on his birthday
For most Americans, the bane of the hangover is typically remedied by lots of water, painkillers, greasy food, and a day wasted on the couch.
First, man domesticated fire.
[credit provider=”The Rich Times” url=”http://www.therichtimes.com/wordpress/2011/06/03/golf-gold-a-gold-plated-golf-putter/”] It may not be the fancy jewel encrusted beauty that Odyssey came out with, but the Gold Golf Putter from Barth & Sons holds its own class.That’s not to say that you could not further customise it with gems, diamonds or anything that gets you going, since Barth […]
[credit provider=”tao_zhyn via Flickr” url=”http://www.businessinsider.com.au/cms/posts/preview?id=4de5467949e2aed358030000&mode=content&hide_right_sidebar=0#pot-of-gold-16″] The difference between gold and dollars or hog bellies is well known.Gold is one part money, one part commodity and one part religion.
[credit provider=”The Prodigal Guide” url=”http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://cdn.wn.com/pd/67/73/334497a6ececa56277c1275e0eb3_grande.jpg&imgrefurl=http://wn.com/Sydney_2000&usg=__uVwh24aymnUM220T5rCRDevs1do=&h=351&w=468&sz=44&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=e7wT-MHzvnUWwM:&tbnh=127&tbnw=162&ei=65znTd_5GcOWtwf10ci6Cg&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dmission%2Bimpossible%2B2%2Bsydney%2Bharbour%26hl%3Den%26biw%3D1024%26bih%3D895%26gbv%3D2%26tbm%3Disch&itbs=1&iact=rc&dur=422&page=1&ndsp=25&ved=1t:429,r:5,s:0&tx=82&ty=64&biw=1024&bih=895″] You might have noticed that we have a slight obsession with movie architecture.Previously, we looked at the architecture of John Lautner in films and we’ve also taken a look at the home of a certain Mr. Bond.
[credit provider=”Courtesy of Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate” url=”http://www.elliman.com/long-island/hamptons-north-fork/southampton-village/40-meadow-lane/mfmtzwt”] This 19th century cottage named “A Wee Ly Mor,” has been in the same family since the 1930’s. But, as all good things most come to an end, the family finally, put the home on the market for $17.5 million.The home […]
[credit provider=”via HotelChatter”] Congratulations fellow humans, we’ve made it to the second decade of the new millennium.We’ve not only survived Y2K but also The Rapture, and each year, we’ve acquired new tech skills and gadgets.
[credit provider=”Courtesy Pendennis/ JamesList”] The three-masted schooner Adix, at 213 ft. one of the 10 largest sailing superyachts in the world and certainly among the most stylish, has been listed for sale at about $31.5 million via Camper & Nicholsons.Built of steel by Astilleros de Mallorca to an Arthur Holgate […]
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/1075759479/”] Luxury often comes with a hefty price, but it can still be amazing to see how far some people will go to feel and look beautiful in their own skin. From a 24-carat gold mask to facials using bird droppings, we’ve rounded up the most over-the-top […]
[credit provider=”Wikipedia” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veuve_Clicquot”] The world’s oldest (known) Champagne, including a bottle of Veuve Clicquot that was at the bottom of the sea for 170 years before it was discovered by divers, is going on sale today.The Champagne, which was “tasted by Madame Clicquot herself,” is expected to sell for about […]
Sure, we’ve written about gold iPads before. Specifically the ones from Amosu Couture, Crystograph and Gold & Co. And of course, no one can forget about the T-Rex iPad from Stuart Hughes.
[credit provider=”Florsheim Mansion” url=”http://www.florsheimmansion.com”] Chicago is renowned for its architecture, and we got to experience it firsthand on a Memorial Day trip to the Windy City when we bunked in an awesome mansion in the city’s Gold Coast district.The historic home, known as the Florsheim Mansion after shoe heiress Lily […]
[credit provider=”Zillow.com” url=”http://www.zillow.com/blog/files/2011/05/Dennis-Quaid_Front-Exterior2-574×430.jpg”] Actor Dennis Quaid’s home first hit the Pacific Palisades real estate market in March 2011 with an asking price of $16.9 million.Recently the home was dropped a whopping $3 million in price, down to $13.9 million, which makes sense as median Los Angeles home values have dropped 7.5 per cent year-over-year.
You see a home you like. You tell your real estate agent and begin the offer process, signing your name on many sets of dotted lines.
[credit provider=”Galileo55 via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/arrighi/4122882829/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] In 1968 I made my first excursion to Napa, Calif., and witnessed the fervor about the new winery called Mondavi.I was instantly hooked on Wine Country as a destination. Subsequently, working in the travel industry, I have brought many travel industry groups and companies to […]
[credit provider=”AP Images” url=”http://www.apimages.com”] Supermodel Gisele Bundchen is on her way to becoming the first ever billionaire model, according to Anderson Antunes at Forbes.Gisele was the top earning model in 2010, making an estimated $45 million for starring in campaigns for Versace and Dior.
[credit provider=”Realtor.com” url=”http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/34-Pheasant-Run_Old-Westbury_NY_11568_M35811-54400″] Last month, Bernie Madoff’s brother Peter and wife Marion sold their Palm Beach home to an undisclosed buyer.Now, the pair are unloading their Long Island mansion to raise money for victims of Bernie’s massive Ponzi scheme, sources told The Post.
[credit provider=”zitona via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/zitona/941249004/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] Finally there are signs of trouble in high-end real estate markets like Greenwich, Conn.But until now Greenwich and other bastions of the American Rich have been sheltered from the worst of the housing crisis. And the worst of the unemployment crisis.
[credit provider=”Courtesy of Dutch Docklands” url=”http://www.dutchdocklands.com/page/63″] Dutch Docklands, the global leader in floating developments, concepts, and infrastructures, is on its way to building the first floating golf course, which will also become the most expensive golf course ever built (via Larry Olmsted).At a steep price of $500 million, the golf […]
Buying a home can feel like the most intense research project ever – to make a smart buy, you’ve got to get educated about mortgages, learn how to read a contract, do a deep dive into property condition issues or homeowner’s associations and pay attention to what’s going on in […]
[credit provider=”St. Regis Resorts” url=”http://www.starwoodhotels.com/stregis/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=3129″] Situated 3,600 meters (11,811 feet) above sea level, there is no other five-star hotel that even comes close to the height of the new St. Regis in Lhasa (naturally, not inside a skyscraper).The hotel has 162 rooms, including suites as well as three restaurants. We […]
The Thames River is getting pretty crowded these days.
Once upon a time, German engineers of the Bauhaus and modernist design movement imagined a world of silvery zeppelin floating magically aloft, ferrying smartly dressed luxury passengers to and fro successful business meetings in the city or family trips to the Alps. Enter the EC145, modern lovechild of Mercedes-Benz and […]
If you want to travel like a celebrity you can almost do so if you participate in an eBay auction being sponsored by JetBlue. No, there are no private jets or chauffeured limousines in the cards, but celebrity-donated and -signed suitcases, handbags, messenger bags, purses and guitar cases along with […]
Business Insider already tells you everything you need to know about money and the people who make it.
[credit provider=”WreckedExotics.com” url=”http://www.wreckedexotics.com”] Aston Martin is one of the most high-end auto brands on the market, with many models selling for six or seven figures.But that doesn’t mean its cars are immune to the risks of the road.
[credit provider=”Courtesy of Westside Estate Agencies” url=”http://weahomes.com/1_1_propertyDetails.asp?RN=1&PID=1080&PS=19″] rumours have been flying since February that Ellen Degeneres and partner Portia De Rossi have wanted to sell their Beverly Hills compound, which they spent almost $50 million on over the past four years.The Real Estalker recently came across some news that further […]
[credit provider=”Alex Indigo via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexindigo/2650646881/”] Employees of Pinnacle Airlines are the least satisfied of all airline workers, according to a new survey from Glassdoor.com.The airline, which operates Pinnacle Airlines, Inc., Colgan Air, and Mesaba Airlines, received a 2.1 out of 5 in terms of employee satisfaction.
[credit provider=”Courtesy of Christie’s International Real Estate”] A compound of exceptional Palm Beach properties formerly owned by John Kluge, once ranked by Forbes as the world’s richest man, has been listed for sale at $59 million.Kluge acquired the group of five residences on lushly landscaped grounds in the heart of […]
[credit provider=”Business Insider”] Welcome to the inaugural edition of The Life 50, in which we’ve rounded up the most jaw-dropping purchases from the past year.As economic recovery took hold around the world, people paid record-breaking prices for everything from real estate to art.
What better way is there to kick off the launch of a distillery then to have His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, attend the opening?
[credit provider=”Curbed” url=”http://sf.curbed.com/archives/2011/05/31/pacific_heights_larry_ellison_buys_house_next_door_for_40m_shrubbery_fracas_settled.php#broadway-8″] The latest twist in our tale of Mother Nature and the distress she causes among mere mortals: Curbed SF intel says Oracle CEO Larry Ellison will buy the home of late socialite/fashionista/philanthropist Dodie Rosekrans at 2840 Broadway- immediately next door to his- for $40,000,000.The Rosekrans’ extravagant Willis […]
[credit provider=”The Prodigal Guide”] One of the, er, perks of running an online watch magazine is that, once you exceed three or four readers, the brands start filling your inbox with press releases.Of course, keeping up-to-date with what’s going on in the industry is important, but the real joy with […]
This is not your standard royal portrait.
Smart Investing If you had bought $1000.00 worth of Nortel stock before it crashed, it would now be worth $49.00.
[credit provider=”oyster.com” url=”http://blog.oyster.com/plan-your-own-hangover-getaway-16580/”] In celebration of the release of “The Hangover Part II,” our friends at Oyster.com have compiled a list of the best 10 party hotels in America.Here’s where to plan your own “Hangover”-style vacation: no doubt it will be a trip to remember (or forget).
[credit provider=”Courtesy of Sotheby’s” url=”http://www.sothebysrealty.com/eng/sales/detail/180-l-948-4285053/buckhead-atlanta-ga-30305″] A gorgeous palace in Atlanta is on the market for $20 million. The estate private, gated estate is featured on HGTV’s Million Dollar Rooms, a show featuring some of the most extravagant and expensive rooms in the world.
[credit provider=”http://hskim.zxq.net” url=”http://hskim.zxq.net/ver.1.0/main.html”] Forget about iridescent colours and multiple decks — this floating architectural marvel takes the cake when it comes to yacht design.The concept yacht, designed by Hyun-Seok Kim, looks more like a mesh-encased amusement park than a standard megayacht.
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gr%C3%ADmsv%C3%B6tn_Volcano_Showing_Plume_-_May_22.jpg”] First Eyjafjallajökull, now Grimsvotn. What other difficult to pronounce volcano will Iceland spring on us next? Ever since this time last year, the unpredictable eruptions coming out of this small island nation have been wreaking havoc on many European and trans-Atlantic travellers. But logistical headaches aside, […]
[credit provider=”Yorkville Residences” url=”http://www.yorkvilleresidences.com/”] A penthouse apartment in the soon-to-open Four Seasons hotel and residential complex in Toronto has just sold for $28 million, making it the most expensive condo residence in Canadian history.The apartment, which was purchased by an anonymous international buyer, occupies over 9,000 square feet on the […]
[credit provider=”Christie’s” url=”http://www.christies.com/about/press-centre/releases/pressrelease.aspx?pressreleaseid=4827″] Christie’s is auctioning off a collection of guns and other American memorabilia including, most notably, a pistol once owned by infamous gangster Al Capone.The gun, a Colt .38, was made in 1929, the same year as the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.
There are certain days that make us feel more patriotic than others — Memorial Day for instance, or the Fourth of July.
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Verkehrsunfall_L261_04.JPG”] If you’ve been driving for 20 years and have a clean driving record, chances are you consider yourself a good driver.A recent study by LeaseTrader.com would beg to differ: according to their results, drivers with the most experience behind the wheel scored the worst on the […]
[credit provider=”Derecktor”] Less than a year after it was launched, Denver-based investor Charles Gallagher is selling his megayacht Cakewalk, at 281 ft. the largest luxury yacht built in the U.S. since J.P. Morgan’s Corsair IV in the 1930s and the biggest ever by volume.Listed for sale via Burgess at $215 million, it’s the […]
[credit provider=”Denise Lee” url=”http://deniseleeyohn.com/bites/2011/05/31/trader-joes-where-less-is-more/”] (Welcome to the second in a two-post series on how retailers manage the choice conundrum. This is written by C. B. Whittemore, Chief Simplifier of Simple Marketing Now, a marketing communications consultancy focused on simplifying customer interactions with social media and content marketing. The first post, REI […]
The Urwerk UR-202S, aka the Hammerhead, also bears the name “Full Metal Jacket.” The Stanley Kubrick movie reference points to the fact that this Urwerk watch is the first this brand has offered with a metal bracelet. According to Urwerk, bracelets have been part of their plans for a while […]
30 May 2011.
Not long ago, I became fed up with being constantly cut-off on the highway by F-250s fitted with monster truck tires and NRA bumper stickers… and seeing beautiful women I’ve dated abandon me for dudes with neck tattoos.
“Tranquility,” described in the listing as Lake Tahoe’s most prestigious property with few rivals in the world, has been on the market for $100 million for nearly five years.
The Indians tried to win the title for the world’s most expensive pizza, but chefs at Delhi’s Leela Palace could only get the price to $200 a pie.
[credit provider=”Courtesy JamesList”] The Wallypower 118, the world’s coolest motoryacht as featured on Top Gear, has been listed for sale via Edmiston for about $17.5 million.The angular carbon composite and fibreglass rocketship with its distinctive black glass housing has been featured in every major yachting publication in the world.
[credit provider=”diana via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/kurtizanka/4621827185/”] Looking for an awesome beach to relax on Memorial Day?Dr. Beach himself (aka Dr. Steven P. Leatherman), puts together a yearly guide to the best beaches in America. Dr. Leatherman is an expert in environmental science and his research has taken him to beaches across […]
Financial planning, like most disciplines, generally relies on the assumption that the dead will remain that way. Some people, however, are not as willing to accept this premise.
[credit provider=”Tinou Bao via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/tinou/413398915/”] Members-only shopping is one of the best ways to find amazing deals on the hottest designers.As a member of sample sale sites, you can find designer clothing, shoes, accessories, handbags and more at discounts of up to 80 per cent.
[credit provider=”Brad via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/bmwile/3554974973/sizes/o/in/photostream/”] Amazon just released its list of the most well-read cities in America, based on sales data of books, magazines, and newspapers in print and on the Kindle.Unsurprisingly, college towns featured heavily on the list.
Credit card companies are battering consumers across the board with monstrous fees, high interest rates and disappearing rewards. If you signed up for a credit card in the past year, the chances are – you’ve been ripped off. Your interest rate might have gone up, had your credit limit reduced, […]
[credit provider=”Bundle.com” url=”http://money.bundle.com/article/shop-smarter-manhattans-best-kept-secret”] It’s a rainy Tuesday in New York City, but as Christina Stanton wrote to me in an email, “Bad weather never stops shopping!”Armed with umbrellas, we meet at the corner of Houston and Broadway for a couple hours of NoLita boutique hopping.
[credit provider=”Ariel Adams”] It is possible to launch a new product and have the world notice without creating some noise behind it. It just isn’t wise nor fun.The best products are combined with the best events and partnerships.
[credit provider=”Ariel Adams”] The setting is Capri, Italy in May 2011. Swiss Omega watches chose the ancient resort Island to officially debut their new high-end diving watch collection. [slideshow] [slide permalink=”omega-dazzles-with-a-pool-projected-logo-during-the-global-seamaster-planet-ocean-launch-event-dinner-1″ title=”Omega dazzles with a pool projected logo during the global Seamaster Planet Ocean launch event dinner.” content=”” image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/4ddec50049e2ae0a6f0f0000″ caption=”” […]
[credit provider=”Courtesy of McMonigle Group”] A June 20, 2011 foreclosure auction has been set for the $37 million Villa de Lago in Newport Beach, Calif. The mansion is the priciest listing in Orange County.Luxury home salesman, John McMonigle’s McMonigle Group, built the home as a spec, hoping to sell it […]
The Vatican is not pleased with a massive statue of Pope John II that was recently unveiled outside Rome’s Termini Train Station.The sculpture, by Italian artist Oliviero Rainaldi, depicts the late Pope with his head bowed and cloak open.
[credit provider=”Christie’s”] Christie’s “Sale of Important Watches” on June 15 in New York will include several exceptional timepieces from the legendary collection of James Ward Packard.The extraordinary watches remain in pristine condition–having been stored away in a bank vault for the past 60 years–and will be unveiled for the first […]
[credit provider=”mikebaird on flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/3539161615/”] The metropolitan area surrounding Minneapolis and St. Paul is the healthiest place in America, according to a new survey from the American College of Sports Medicine.The society ranked America’s 50 biggest metropolitan areas from most to least healthy, based on factors such as preventive health […]
[credit provider=”Tinou Bao via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/tinou/413398915/”] Brazil may be a land of huge opportunity for luxury retailers, but any company looking to enter the Brazilian market should tread with care.”Brazil is very expensive, very bureaucratic, and there are not a lot of retail opportunities,” said – Carlos Ferreirinha, head of […]
[credit provider=”Peter Corcoran” url=”http://www.petercorcoran.com/one-hyde-park-photography/”] It would be a rare someone who has not yet heard of One Hyde Park.But giving you the benefit of doubt, it is the world’s most expensive apartment block.
Jay-Z and Gwyneth Paltrow are two heavyweight icons of pop-culture impacting the industries of music, film, TV, books, and now with the addition of Jay-Z’s Life + Times website, both superstars are drawing eyeballs and unique visitor metrics to their “lifestyle” websites, the status symbol that is quickly replacing the […]
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With the French Open kicking off today, it seemed appropriate to take a look at what all that swatting and sweating earns today’s tennis star.
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons”] Newt Gingrich made headlines last week after Politico reported the Republican presidential hopeful owed up to half a million dollars to Tiffany & Co. between 2005-2006.Gingrich’s wife Callista—then anemployee of the House’s agriculture committee—reported the “revolving charge account” at the posh jeweler, which was in the $250,001-$500,000 […]
[credit provider=”Christie’s International Real Estate” url=”http://www.christiesrealestate.com/PropertyDetails/113097″] Truly reflecting the scale, proportion, and spirit of English Tudor and Elizabethan country estates, Chiltern is privately sited on more than six acres in the sought-after community of Hillsborough, California.Close to both the multicultural metropolis of San Francisco and the business and technology centres […]
As the travel industry gears up for the busy 2011 summer travel season, a recent study should provide airlines with insight into what vacationers are looking for in a flight. When asked, “What’s your favourite type of flight?” more than 60 per cent of travellers answered, “One that doesn’t crash.” […]
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/5018804163/”] In a country threatened with an obesity crisis, residents of Oklahoma City, Okla. should be particularly weary — their metropolitan area is considered the least healthy place in America, according to a new survey from the America College of Sports Medicine. The society ranked […]
Harriet Chase died at Beth Israel Hospital in Manhattan on Tuesday morning, just two weeks shy of her 105th birthday. While she called herself Harriet Chase, most knew her as Huguette Clark.
Oprah Winfrey was recently named the world’s second most powerful celebrity by Forbes, and no wonder.
[credit provider=”latinamericanstudies.org” url=”http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/castro-1959-1969.htm”] Golf is coming to Cuba.The Communist country for decades had notoriously rebuffed the sport as an example of “bourgeoisie excess.”
[credit provider=”The Rich Times” url=”http://www.therichtimes.com/wordpress/2011/01/21/a-select-few-were-fortunate-enough-to-attend-the-grand-opening-of-the-worlds-most-expensive-apartments-one-hyde-park/”] It would be a rare someone who has not yet heard of One Hyde Park. But giving you the benefit of doubt, it is the world’s most expensive apartment block.It’s also the same place where it was reported that Kylie Minogue purchased an apartment for $25 million (which […]
The modern arms race with watches isn’t about gears and pinions, but rather materials.
[credit provider=”Courtesy of The Creig Northrup Team” url=”http://www.2627cavesroad.com/”] This Georgian mansion sits on 24 acres of land and is on the National Register of Historic Places (via WSJ). The estate was built in 1751, and is located in Owing Mills, Maryland.According to urban legend, Ulrich Stemmer’s ghost (a Revolutionary War […]
Pho: quite simply, an utterly captivating dish – simple in execution yet enormously complex in flavour. This Vietnamese noodle soup, pronounced “fuh,” is upon first glance, just noodle water with tiny bits of greenery – snooze. But once inundated by the aromatic steam rising from the clear yet strikingly rich […]
He was the son of Glaucus, King of Corinth, and the grandson of Sisyphus, the “cheater of death.” After murdering his brother, Deliades, Bellerophon was exiled, then granted reprieve for his crime by King Proetus of Tiryns.