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THE BLACKBOOK: A rare Ferrari with a very strong work ethic
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When it comes to vintage and classic cars, sometimes its all about the resume and this particular Ferrari’s CV reads like a desirable world class race car. Ferrari dominated the track and the showroom in the 1950’s with the 250. … Read More

Tiffany’s ‘old-world luxury’ fails to charm millennials
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For Alan Feid, a 28-year-old looking to buy an engagement ring for his fiancée, the rings he found in the diamond district in Manhattan were just as good as the ones he saw at Tiffany & Co’s (TIF.N) flagship store … Read More

HEALTH CHECK UP: Spa and wellness are the prescription for luxury
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There is no doubt in travel professionals minds that this is the golden age of luxury travel spending. Millennials with high paying jobs and successful businesses are on a crusade to find themselves and have no problem shelling out cash … Read More

Crystal Yacht Cruises Unveils 2017 East Africa Safari Program
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LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With more than 10 stunning sailings scheduled in the Seychelles in 2017 aboard the ultra-luxury yacht Crystal Esprit, Crystal Yacht Cruises is offering guests the opportunity to extend their vacations with an immersive safari adventure. “Our Extended Land … Read More

Hermes’ commitment to craftsmanship keeps business growing
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Hermes is bucking the downward retail trend. Its chief executive Axel Dumas attributes this to the French luxury house’s emphasis on craftsmanship. It has been said that the first generation creates wealth, the second consolidates it and the third squanders … Read More

Dubai’s Burj Al Arab opens new luxury Terrace
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Dubai luxury hotel Burj Al Arab unveiled its new beach leisure facility, called the Terrace, on Wednesday. The facility, operated by Jumeirah, was opened by Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Dubai’s ruler His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin … Read More

THE BLACKBOOK: Fast, furious and a practical investment?
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Accounts may quip that nothing fun can ever be practical. And 10 years ago if you told your accountant you were investing in cars, he would have had you voluntarily committed. How times have changed on both fronts. A report … Read More

Ker & Downey now offering private, customizable, luxury travel to Cuba
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HOUSTON, May 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Luxury travel operator Ker & Downey is making it possible for travelers to customize private people-to-people journeys to Cuba at a time when tourism in the developing country is growing but is predominantly limited … Read More

Bulgari aims to have up to six stores in Russia over 10 years
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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Bulgari, the flagship jewelry brand of luxury group LVMH , plans to open up to four more stores in Russia over the next ten years, betting on the long-term prospects of its luxury market. The company is … Read More

THE BLACKBOOK: Mayfair penthouse defines the ‘prime’ London location
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When it comes to owning luxury property, London presents itself as an opportunity for buyers with a somewhat discounted market. THE BLACKBOOK is proud to add this cosmopolitan penthouse located in the ultra fashionable and high demand Mayfair district. Renovated … Read More

Keeping Your Luxury Home Luxurious
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It is easy for our homes to lose their spark as the years wear on them. What was once your stunning abode, is now just an abode, but it doesn’t have to be that way. There are many things you … Read More

Aston Martin’s latest supercar concept, the Vanquish Zagato
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Aston Martin has just unveiled what gets my vote for the most beautiful car of the year: the Vanquish Zagato Concept. The British auto brand and the Italian coach builder have designed five cars together, dating back to the DB4 GT Zagato in 1960. … Read More