Shanghai Is Now the Most Expensive City in Asia for Luxury Living

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Shanghai has emerged as the most expensive city for luxury living in Asia, while Mumbai is the least expensive in terms of costs for wealthy individuals, according to the 2015 Lifestyle Index by Swiss private bank Julius Baer. Costs of … Read More

China hitting the bottle again as luxury alcohol sales recover

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Sales of expensive alcohol took a massive hit in China in 2012, when President Xi Jinping took aim at boozy banquets and lavish gift-giving. Now, cognac and wine sales are showing signs of life, ­indicating that luxury consumption may be … Read More

Discover Japan With The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto and The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo Through ‘One Journey, Two Capitals’

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KYOTO, JAPAN–(Marketwired)- Together, The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto and The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo have partnered to launch the ‘One Journey, Two Capitals‘ package this fall. The exclusive luxury travel experience is available to distinguished guests eager to explore the pulsating energy of Tokyo, … Read More

Bond wears limited edition Omega Seamaster 300 in Spectre

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Brands covet a position in the James Bond world and the movies offer endless product placement opportunities. Since 1995’s Goldeneye, Commander Bond’s timepiece of choice as been OMEGA Seamaster. The upcoming Spectre film marks the first time the same watch … Read More

Chanel buys Napa Valley winery

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PARIS, Oct 23 — News that luxury fashion house Chanel has purchased a Napa Valley winery means that fashionista types with shallow pockets may be able to get a taste of the high life for a fraction of the price. … Read More

THE BLACKBOOK: Porsche’s supercar – The 918 Spyder

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Porsche has always been synonymous with high performance. What was always lacking in the lineup was a true supercar that could compete head on with machines from McLaren, Lamborghini and Ferrari. Designers went to work on a super high tech … Read More

The San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival Returns in November

The San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival, one of Southern California’s most anticipated luxury wine and epicurean classics, returns November 15-22, 2015, for a seven-day feast of the senses. With over 25 events throughout the week, the 12th Annual … Read More

Luxury brands including Gucci, Saint Laurent and Stella McCartney defy China slowdown with sales up 3.1%

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The slowdown in China is still hurting luxury labels but the owner of brands including Gucci, Saint Laurent and Stella McCartney put in a better-than-expected third-quarter performance yesterday with same-store sales up 3.1 per cent, writes Laura Chesters. French-based Kering … Read More

10 of the Most Expensive Sports Cars Ever Sold

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Shares in the Italian luxury car maker Ferrari closed at $55 on it market debut this week. With an IPO price of $52 a share, the sale raised $893.1 million for parent company Fiat Chrysler. To mark the event, CNBC … Read More

Prominent female artists featured at World Chess Hall of Fame design exhibit

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A new exhibit dedicated to ladies and the game of chess opens at the World Chess Hall of Fame in St. Louis. Professional chess is often played mostly by men and this exhibit challenges the classic stereotypes of the game … Read More

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