Over the weekend, Cartier won the prestigious Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge, Saturday, February 22nd. This team had been in great form all week and was favorites to win the trophy after such an impressive start. In Saturday'sthrilling final they defeated CNN 11.5 – 7. CNN, who were making their debut in this tournament’s final, had looked strong in the latter league stages, but struggled against an in-form Cartier team here this afternoon.
Though the idea of the artist + fine spirit is not a new concept--the following is a partnership on the GRANDEST of scales.Dom Perignon by Jeff Koons is here! “Dom Pérignon by Jeff Koons” prolongs the encounter between Dom Pérignon and Jeff Koons. After creating the Balloon Venus for Dom Pérignon Rosé, Jeff Koons transposed its creation and re-designed the iconic codes of Dom Pérignon’s bottle and giftbox, by taking inspiration from the shapes and colours of Balloon Venus.
Elegant pieces and cocktail rings with dazzling colored stones join the Asian harmony of Bambú.
Carrera y Carrerasurprises with new pieces that extend the BambúCollection; Bamboo is considered a symbol of good luck in the Far East. Following the collection’s prior success, the pieces have been reinvented, maintaining their style and creativity.
Montblancand Co-Host, Josh Lucas, celebrated the opening of its newest boutique located on Madison Avenue on Wednesday, October 23rd. Montblanc Chief Executive Officer, Jerome Lambert and Montblanc North America President & CEO, Jan-Patrick Schmitz unveiled the luxury maison Montblanc boutique located in the heart of mid-town New York City. Special guests in attendance included: Olivia Munn, Anthony Mackie, Olivia Palermo and Johannes Huebl, Karlie Kloss and Topaz Page-Green.
Luxury watchmaker Audemars Piguet has the sports world and the world of haute horlogerie buzzing with the launch of a new watch for LeBron James. Haute Time, the #1 resource for luxury watches, was in Miami, Florida – where James plays center for the Heat – for the announcement Friday and got the first look.
James Franco, photographed by Francesco Carrozzini, will be the star of the cover of L’Uomo Vogue in September, the issue which has always been dedicated to the world of cinema.
The Canadian actor and director, who will attend the Venice Film Festival 2013, is currently under the direction of his second film Child of God, as well as acting in the film Palo Alto. He will play himself in a documentary film dedicated to him, a sort of backstage of his life: “James Franco: The Last Unicorn” by Marina Abramovic, edited by Milica Zec. The party of L’Uomo Vogue in the lagoon, which as always will precede the start of the Festival, will be the occasion to present an exclusive preview trailer of the film directed by Abramovic, queen of the event.
One week go today, we found ourselves in the very fast paced yet
pleasantly accessible part of New York City known as Midtown East. A quick stop to
view the wares of a Friends and Family Sample Sale of Malaysian born, Designer Zang Toi is what we anticipated that morning.
What we arrived to was the glossy NEW showroom of Mr. Toi complete with a
noteworthy receiving room, a sizeable viewing room with side dressing
room, general offices, and a design/sewing room.
Bright lights, floor to ceiling mirrored walls, a black lacquer banquet
style table with a stack of the latest lifestyle magazine bearing Mr.
Toi's image on its cover, greeted us (see initial photo above). We were then shown a lovely sun
drenched viewing room surrounded by terraces, with a view of the
nearby Burberry building to the north. A single marble table for working
or sitting with clients occupied the center of the room (see second photo) while a few
racks of Zang Toi originals hanged in each corner of the room. The side
dressing room, no doubt wear models or clients can try on various
pieces, contained a finely made bed bearing custom linens with delicate pillows bearing Mr. Toi's logo of course (see photo below).
Come this Fashion Week, Mr. Toi's gorgeous new showroom, which is now just two
months old, will be transformed for his super hush-hush
Spring 2014 after party. The evening, said to be a sumptuous cocktail party, will
have only his best clients, dearest friends and select press.
Corbett Lighting Chandelier in The Dining Room by Lilian August
The 2013 Hampton Designer Showhousedrew a very large gathering of attendees nearly a half an hour before the Gala Preview Cocktail Party even began-- one week ago TODAY, Saturday, July 20. The 2013 Hampton Designer Showhouse*** will
run until Labor Day, Monday, September 2, 2013 in Bridgehampton, New
York with proceeds set to benefit Southampton Hospital, of Southampton, New York.
Traditional Home magazine again acted as the Presenting Sponsor andLX.TV Open Houseis the 2013 official Television Sponsor. The 2013 Honorary Showhouse Chairman was the renown Interior Designer Mario Buatta. Honorary Design Co-Chairmen were Jamie Drake and Alexa Hampton. Designer Sales are being featured onLiveAuctioneers.com.
Actress Cate Blanchett was the picture of graceful sophistication at the premiere of Woody Allen’sBlue Jasmine held recently at MOMA in New York City. The Oscar winner and star of the
film paired her Balenciaga custom-made blush dress and shoes with
jewelry from famed French jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels.
selected the Maison’s “Socrate”
earrings and "Between the Finger" ring to complete her look.
New York Socialite Olivia Palermo, graces yet another set of gloriously colored ads from luxury jewelry line Carrera y Carrera. The glorious past of the Spanish Empire shines anew before in Tesoros del Imperio, the new collection from Carrera y Carrera. Designs, shapes, textures, and patterns, faithfully taken from the paintings, masterpieces of the Museo del Prado, come to life in every jewelry piece. All of the luxury of the Spanish Empire recaptured in the 21st century with master jewelry craftsmanship.
Jewels of extraordinary beauty characterized by luxury, exoticism, and color. Exquisitely detailed work expressing strong personality in four major creative lines.
There is nothing more luxurious than the perfect cocktail. Certainly everyone should drink responsibly and when out on the quest one can drink "fashionably" with the help of this little cocktail suggestion