Miami’s premier luxury item creator has just outdone itself. Upscale buyer and seller of jewelry watches in South Florida, Diamond Club Miami, has bumped up a classic Silver Spur Rolls Royce straight to crystal class. It has customized a vintage Rolls Royce with more than 1,000,000 Swarovski crystals. The car reminds me of Cinderella’s carriage and beats the 300,000-crystal count of the Swarovski studdedLexus or the Mercedes Benz and the 450,000 of the Audi as well. Oh, and, this won’t even turn back into a pumpkin. Belonging to a vintage car collector, this 1980 silver spur Rolls Royce that was already a shining beaut has now acquired a dazzling shimmer to boast of too. It is adorned by crystals in two different color schemes and encrusting it was almost a yearlong painstaking process.
Jared Leto in New York City
Jared Leto is still the worst at picking pants ever but also new and improved in that he has his old and superior hair back.
If you’ve been looking for some helpful advice on how to properly project your entitlement, arrogance, and all-around douchebaggery to the world, well, it’s your lucky day. The good folks at Business Insider have teamed with the guy behind the Goldman Sachs gossip-chronicling Twitter account @GSElevator to offer a few tips on how to dress for success in this day and age if you’re an asshole if you work in banking.
Find the biggest and best events, activities and things to do in New York City this week, as chosen by Time Out’s editors.
Last June, U.C. Berkeley senior Patrick Hop decided to take a chance and invest his life savings of $30,000 in Tesla Motors, an electric car company, according to CNBC.
Fall preview 2013: New restaurants and bars in NYC
This fall, a fresh crop of restaurants, bars and markets make their debut in NYC. Here are 123 reasons to dine out this season. Full Article: Timeout
30 movies to see this fall
From prestigious biopics and Oscar bait to a new film from the Jackass crew, we’ve got the scoop on the movies you need to see this fall. Full Article: Timeout
Go Back-to-School Shopping Like a Grown-Up
Sure, you’re heading to the office not the classroom, but now’s still a great time to invest in the classics. We’ve got three versions of each — inexpensive, mid-range, and high-end — for you to consider. Source: Esquire
South Street Seaport took a battering during Hurricane Sandy, and some of its most iconic spots—the centuries-oldBridge Cafe and South Street Seaport Museum among them—remain closed. But the area is starting to bustle again, thanks to the attractions that have been bringing people downtown for years—historic buildings, cobblestone streets, views of the water—as well as newer seasonal offerings. One recent initiative is See/Change (southstreetseaport.com), a summer-long program of open-air movies (Fulton St at Front St; Wed, Sat 8pm through Sept 7; free), outdoor yoga (Fulton St at Front St; Sat 9–10am through Sept; free) and other gratis events. Here’s how to make the most of the historic district.
For many of us, summer means lazy afternoons on a beach with a great book (or Kindle) in hand. But choosing a great read can be difficult.
The editors at Amazon.com recently came out with a list of the Best Books of 2013 So Far, which ranks the best books released between January and June 2013.
From airline check-in kiosks to ordering pad thai with the click of a button, convenience is king. And now, style and grooming brands are jumping on board, too. (Heat up the season with the latest must-have style and grooming tips in our 2013 Spring Style Guide.)
Bentley Motors announced today that it will build the world’s most expensive and powerful SUV.
Now, if Bentley can only ensure it won’t be the ugliest.
The Volkswagen unit has long talked about creating an SUV, but the one design that was launched at the Geneva Motor Show last year, the EXP 9 F was roundly criticized as hard on the eyes.
Kobe Bryant is one among the most versatile NBA players who deserves the hefty paychecks he receives. He is a star in his own right, and has to his credit brand associations that one could be proud of. The recent news on Kobe reveals that two NBA championship rings that the basketball player had gifted his parents, each estimated at $10,000, sold for more than $100,000 at the Goldin Auctions, which closed early Saturday morning.
Put down the wrinkled button-down, step away from the Crocs, and open your closet. We need to talk about the new rules of casual.
1. When in doubt: a white oxford shirt.
2. That being said, it wouldn’t kill you to mix things up every once in a while. Pinstripe shirts are good. Windowpane, too.
Paris is a very beautiful city, with amazing architecture and history and with lots of wonderful attractions. As a visitor, you want your experience here to be the best so you might want to choose a stunning hotel to stay at. And just in case you’re having trouble deciding which ones are the most luxurious, we made a top with the 10 most impressive but also most expensive hotels in Paris.
When traveling to a dream-list destination like Bora Bora, you want to choose the right resort, particularly since your room will likely cost upwards of $600 per night. You already know you want to stay in an iconic overwater bungalow. And, doing your homework, you can plainly see that most resorts have them (there are 566 in this South Pacific lagoon). So the question is…are they really that different? Um. Absolutely.
If you’re thinking of dressing in patriotic spirit for July Fourth but don’t want to be literal about it, look to these 25 ways to work red, white, or blue into your look, courtesy of your favorite celebrity style-setters.
Every watch brand is preparing for the prestigious 2013 Only Watch event, each gifting from its expert portfolio, the most thoughtful of creations. Louis Vuittonjoins the pack, presenting the Tambour Spin Time Regatta – a watch designed in collaboration with young Paul Pettavino; just like the past three years.
Crystal Cruise adds on-board limited edition beers to an already existing high-priced list. Two of the line’s vessels – Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity will now serve its guests Samuel Adams’ rare Utopias brew, a cult offering that is made with a yeast found in champagne and resembles a port wine.
If you just can’t wait until Friday to cut loose, this free Williamsburg party will help you end the workweek with a rager (and, perhaps, an ensuing hangover). Boutique record label Kitsuné is bringing nutso Nintendo-wielding electronica group Anamanaguchi and disco-punk outfit HeartsRevolution to Music Hall of Williamsburg (9pm–1am) on Thursday, June 27. Absolut Vodka will provide an open bar for the first two hours, ensuring maximum dance-floor chaos.
The crazy heat this week has at least one perk: It’s officially beach season, baby. We’ve told you about our favorite waterside respites and nearby eats. Now check out the water sports—Jet Skiing, kayaking, sailing and surfing—that are within city limits.
Globe-Trotter is a travel accessories provider who blends well, the modern with the classic. The brand has many viable and trendy designs to its credit, starting from itsOnehundred&ten suitcase to its Domino limited edition vintage luggage, the Skyfall Collection, and the Union Jack inspired Suitcases.
Don’t be distressed if you are falling short of places to visit for holidays. Although that sounds as quite an understatement, you can rejoice as well as stay tuned to a new destination scheduled to open doors in December next year.
CONSIDER THE UPDATED LINEN SUIT
If you thought linen was a material worn only by Sun Belt retirees, this exquisite Tom Ford suit is here to make you reconsider.
Yes, we’ve already extensively covered the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S, entirely with pictures, specs, and details. Nevertheless, when confirmations on the specs have been released, how can we not feature the car again?
There’s a flotilla of lounge chairs docked by the infinity pool and along a white sand beach. The menu at the sprawling hotel’s swim-up bar includes frosty local favorites all day long. You have an all-inclusive choice of food and activities, as long as you stay on the manicured resort grounds.
Innovation is at the heart of all major brands trying to juggle out products that could suit their target customers best. While catering largely to the adult and senior audiences, they never fail to turn their attention to the tiny tots as well. Names that instantly come to mind are Ferrari and Mercedes.
The Rolls-Royce Wraith, the first incarnation of which was initially produced in 1938, is set to make a return to the roads after more than 70 years on hiatus. As the vehicle is completely outfitted with luxurious new features, the product manager Phillip Harnett takes viewers on a tantalizing trip down the sweeping roads of London’s outer country from behind the wheel of the Wraith.
Watch snobs: your collection is incomplete without a Rolex Submariner. The Submariner is a classic among wristwatches, revered not only as a sport watch but also as an elegant personal accessory.
Geneva is a quiet Swiss city of enormous but restrained wealth. The Palexpo center, where the auto show is held every gray March, is modestly sized, and the automaker stands are, by regulation, relatively small. The scene is pretty chill.
Tired of the same old destinations and tasteless hotel rooms? Why not trying something different this year? From safaris in Africa to urban luxury in Bangkok and glamorous parties on the Mediterranean shores, the summer has something for everyone, so why waiting? Break your routine with an once-in-a-lifetime adventure!
The Silverstone Classic 2013 will play host to a line-up of car displays, parades and events to celebrate the centenary of Aston Martin.
If you’re like me, you’ve already exhausted the list of items that can serve as a nice Father’s Day gift. Sure, the cufflinks were great and so were the new golf clubs, even that Montblanc pen he misplaced a week after you gave it to him.
Morris Yachts, America’s premier sailboat builder, has gone ahead and done the new – adding a custom Inflatable Standup Paddleboard (iSUP) as an additional benefit on purchase of the M46 sailing yacht. Launched in March 2013, the M46 as it is took the market by surprise, later being labeled the most “versatile” of Morris’s M-Series line up.
Porsche is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its 911 at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt and in conjunction with this, is launching an anniversary special model based on the 911 Carrera S. There will be produced only 1963 units of this special edition, a number that represents the year of the 911 world premiere.
Summer beer-drinking is an entirely different concept than winter beer-drinking. When icy Old Man Winter takes hold, we instinctively reach for the liquid equivalent of comfort food: burly porters, barrel-aged stouts, and other hearty brews that fill our stomachs and warm our chests.
10. FIFA Club World Cup
Brazilian side Corinthians defeated Chelsea in Japan last year in the international tournament that features the top club teams in the world. The 2013 tournament will be played in Morocco.
Since its unfortunate experience with the slow-selling and notoriously unreliable Lagonda, Aston Martin has avoided reinventing the wheel. Simply look at the recent updates to the DB9 and the Rapide S for proof.
Gone are the times when hotels were nothing more than rest-stops for weary travelers to rest their tired bones. Now, hotels have turned into little worlds of their own, where visitors can spend a couple of days without having to step out into the open, coming complete with entertainment zones, places to eat some of the world’s best cuisines and areas to unwind.
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in California and the Great GoogaMooga in New York were just warm-up acts for the summer music festivals that are gearing up across the country.
Josh Ozersky is a James Beard Award-winning food writer, B-list food personality, and noted polymath and deviant.
Since Memorial Day weekend marks the start of your closet shifting into summer gear, it’s an appropriate time to remind guys everywhere that amping up your wardrobe for the warmer months should also include what’s sitting on your wrist.
Everything that’s anything happens in the Hamptons! Don’t miss out on the weekend’s hottest, most exclusive events.
Each week at Forbes we scan our database of corporate insiders to see who got richer from the action in the stock market.
What a slab. How very like riding a drunken moose. The Geländewagen—which has been in production in Graz, Austria, since 1979—was designed for military service and, despite all of Mercedes’s luxury lather and the AMG division’s high-tech hot-rodding, the G63 AMG I drove (544 horsepower, $145,210) retained a distinct motorized-infantry feel.
Kevin Durant is truly an outstanding human being.
Greenwich, Conn. has long been known for its pricey ZIP codes, enviable proximity to New York City, and of course, a diaspora of wealthy Wall Street residents that has earned it a nickname as the hedge fund capital of the country.
A FEW YEARS AGO I was at a dinner party at the summer home of the investment manager Boykin Curry when a fellow guest, James Ramsey, quietly opened his laptop at the table.
1960 Aston Martin DB4GT ‘Jet’ Coupe fetches $4.9 million making it the most expensive Aston Martin ever to be sold at auction
Quick! Make a list of those brands/companies that haven’t offered you good customer service. Yes, now assemble all those things you have brought from them, either put them on fire or hire sledgehammer-wielding men to smash them to pieces! Doesn’t seem like a great idea?
Wish to taste the Guinness Book of Records recognized – most expensive cognac sold at auction? Here’s your opportunity. Log on to the FinancialDistrict Wine&Liquor website and order your bottle of Cuvee Leonie by Cognac Croizet (750ml) for $157,000.
Only 10 floors have been completed in what is intended to be the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere — a slender, 84-story tower on Park Avenue at 56th Street in Manhattan. But the top penthouse is already under contract for $95 million
For the last few years, autumn has meant a bike trip to the Northern Flinders Ranges in South Australia for Robyn and me. It’s a rugged, ancient landscape created 540 million years ago, when it was folded and faulted into a large mountain range. Since this time the area has undergone erosion resulting in the relatively low ranges today.
If you haven’t ventured behind Goldman Sachs 200 West Street office, you’re really in for a surprise.
Behind the tower is a glass canopy-covered passageway that connects the bank and the Conrad hotel.
The days of sweating on the commute to work are over, according to Ministry of Supply, a Boston-based company making hi-tech dress shirts that implement NASA-grade technology to adjust to your body temperature. Backers agree – the group reached their $30,000 Kickstarter target just five days after launching their campaign. Ministry of Supply’s Kickstarter has raised $74,000 so far, and the numbers keep climbing.
Tech billionaire Larry Ellison, already well-known for his extravagance, will soon own another exotic trophy — a Hawaiian island.
The Euro crisis has touched off a wave of discounting in another, more rarified market – mega-yacht rentals in the Mediterranean.
Millionaires of the old world, make way for the new rich. According to a global wealth report just released by the Boston Consulting Group, “The Battle to Regain Strength”, the Asia-Pacific region posted the biggest increase in millionaire households. Private wealth in that region (not including Japan) increased by 10.7 percent in 2011 to $23.7 trillion.
What is an address along Central Park worth? A new report finds that the price of the typical apartment sold in buildings that border New York’s most famous swatch of green was more than double that for apartments in surrounding neighborhoods last year. The price difference is even greater for co-ops on the park, according to the study by real-estate data firm PropertyShark.com, with those prices three times higher along the park than in co-ops in surrounding neighborhoods.
The market for multifamily buildings in Brooklyn has been heating up over the last year. But the recent sale of 111 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg was stunning even in a hot market. The buyer, American Realty Advisors, paid $55.5 million, or more than $895,000 for each of 111 Kent’s 62 apartments. The price paid per apartment is a record for such properties outsideManhattan, according to the data company, Real Capital Analytics.
For a modest — by billionaire standards — $4.55 million, Mr. Bloomberg bought a 33-acre estate in North Salem last year, according to tax returns and public records reviewed on Friday. The new property is likely to be combined with an adjacent 20-acre estate that Mr. Bloomberg has owned in North Salem since 2001 for the use of his daughter, Georgina, an accomplished equestrienne. Mr. Bloomberg now owns three properties in Westchester
It’s a rare moment of change for a tried-and-true staple: the steakhouse and steak itself. Steakhouses are offering new cuts, sometimes with chic-sounding, unfamiliar names (a “rib cap,” anyone?). Some are retooling menus to add prices palatable to more diners. And the rustic décor of the traditional steakhouse is being replaced with a sleeker style to attract a clientele beyond business meetings and celebrations.
Fiat and Mazda announced Wednesday they’re teaming up to build a new two-seater roadster. It’s as if two of the most gorgeous, but deeply flawed, kids in high school just announced they’re having a baby. Fiat and Mazda said in the announcement that they are pairing up to make a light-weight, rear-wheel drive roadster.
Ram Singh Chauhan of India is the proud owner of the world’s longest moustache, officially recorded by Guinness World Records as 4.29m (14ft) long. But what is the secret of his success? Here he offers five tips.
1. Start growing early - as soon as you can. Chauhan, now 54, started growing his moustache in 1970 – facial hair grows fastest in one’s youth, he says. “As you grow old your hormones grow weak, so the speed slows down.”
Sometimes even the Masters of the Universe need their own sanctuary from the high-flying world of Wall Street. Enter Manhattan’s exclusive members-only clubs. No, we’re not talking about the ones behind the velvet ropes, but instead the ones you might not even notice when you walk by. These hideaways, which tend to come with steep fees and require an invite to join, usually offer members a place to dine, relax and hangout. They also have some pretty sweet amenities, too.
A Manhattan penthouse recently sold for over $90 million, going for more than any other residence ever sold in New York City and making hedge fund financier Philip Falcone’s $49 million purchase of Bob Guccione’s mansion look like a bargain.
Bloomberg News has the scoop on this deluxe apartment in the sky, as “The Jeffersons” theme song used to sing about. The apartment is almost 11,000 square feet, and it takes up the 89th and 90th floors of the new One57 building, on West 57th Street across the street from Carnegie Hall.
Releasing these new photos of the Porsche 918 Spyder, the company has announced some exciting development news: with the aid of its electric motors, the plug-in hybrid prototype is currently developing 770 HP and returning up to 74 MPG. Also, ummm…I messed my pants. A possible return to greatness for the once-innovative and most German of all supercar manufacturers, the 918 Spyder is neither a facelifted 911 nor an SUV. Instead, it very much looks like the future of the performance automobile.
Shopping for clothes in brick and mortar stories may give you instant gratification and the chance to try them on, but why bother when you can online, get bigger discounts, and have your clothes tailored to fit before they even get to your house? There are plenty of online clothing shops that will take your order and then customize your clothes to fit you like a glove, so you get style and comfort for a song. Here’s a look at five of the best of those custom clothing stores, based on your nominations.
Billionaires Howard and Nancy Marks just set a record for the most expensive Co-op sale in New York City. Their new 30-room home at 740 Park Ave, which they purchased from Courtney Sale Ross, cost $52.5 million.
Mr. Marks is the co-founder, principal and chairman of Oaktree Capital. The Marks have two other homes in Los Angeles and London. From the Observer:
The Manhattan residential rental market saw rents increase across all apartment categories, the vacancy rate drop, and concessions recede in April, according to the monthly rental market report from Citi Habitats released today. “If we are able to get these rents and the demand is what it is it really does speak to the economy’s strength,” said Gary Malin, president of Citi Habitats. “In the end, if you want to be in Manhattan, sacrifice is par for the course.”
The week wouldn’t be complete without a new Apple rumor, or at least an update to an existing one. Today, the news regards launch dates for Apple’s yin and yang: the iPhone and iPad. Apple’s next iPhone will reportedly launch in September, and a 7-inch iPad mini will land in August, according to Digitimes. The Taiwan-based news organization reports that Pegatron, a parts manufacturer for the iPad and iPhone 4S, received orders for the two products. Digitimes also reports Pegatron has downsized other departments, like its SI motherboard unit, to accommodate the Apple orders.
Perhaps the biggest drawback to online dating is it can be extremely time consuming, especially for those working 80+ hours a week on Wall Street. The challenges online daters encounter include creating an interesting enough profile to attract attention, sifting through tons of other profiles in hopes of finding a potential match, sending out the right messages and maintaining contact just to go on that first date. That’s why Alexandre Errera and Maxime Leufroy-Murat — both former Morgan Stanley employees in London (a distressed debt analyst and an equity trader, respectively) — decided to launch a dating website last November called Personal Dating Agent (PDA).
25 Incredible Pictures One World Trade Center Under Construction: As of this afternoon, One World Trade Center will reclaim its title
Australian mining magnate Gina Rinehart could challenge Walmart scion Christy Walton as the richest woman in the world—if Rinehart’s family doesn’t get in the way. The Daily Beast takes a look at the entire class of the richest women in the world.
I became sick of commencement speeches at about your age. My first job out of college was writing speeches for the governor of Maine. Every spring, I would offer extraordinary tidbits of wisdom to 22-year-olds—which was quite a feat given that I was 23 at the time. In the decades since, I’ve spent most of my career teaching economics and public policy.
Nick Santora, the creator of A&E’s Breakout Kings and a former writer on The Sopranos, Law & Order and Prison Break, just had his second novel, Fifteen Digits, arrive in stores. It’s the story of five men, who work as printers at a posh corporate law firm handling its sensitive—and possibly lucrative—legal secrets, that get caught up in an insider trading scam hatched by a scheming young attorney.
Paul Cejas, a Miami businessman who runs PLC Investments, just picked up this exotic, Moroccan-styled mansion for $14.3 million from shoe designer Donald Pliner, according to the Wall Street Journal. The mansion itself sits on nearly an acre of land on Star Island—the area has been home to celebrities such as Rosie O’Donnell and Shaq.
Summer is fast approaching, and for those of us with millions in disposable income and yet no Hamptons house of our own, that means one thing — summer rental! Crains reports today that the median sale price for houses along the East End are actually up about 9% this quarter, and nowhere is this little boom more visible than the robust (some may say absolutely insane) market for summer rentals.
If the winds are forgiving enough over Lower Manhattan — up where workers can see the whole outline of the island’s tip — a steel column will be hoisted into place Monday afternoon atop the exoskeleton of 1 World Trade Center and New York will have a new tallest building. More important, downtown will have reclaimed its pole star.
The Style Blog presents the new ideas and best clothes (shoes, too!) to add to your wardrobe now — for work, for the weekend, for your next vacation, and for the many stylishly excellent months ahead
It seems obvious at this point, but it’s worth reiterating: In the world of Mad Men, food is second to booze, which provides its own sustenance to virtually every character. If the series had a slogan, it might be this quote from Roger Sterling: “We drink
With spots on Forbes’ richest people list, these billionaires are going places. But it turns out their favorite modes of transportation are as varied as the ways they got all that money in the bank to begin with.
Bloomberg TV is planning big changes to their business day programming, according to TV Newser, who spoke to Bloomberg TV head Andrew Morse. The changes come with the news that longtime anchor Margaret Brennan will be leaving the network.
Ronald Beck, a managing director and portfolio manager at Oaktree Capital Management, is selling his duplex penthouse with 43-foot-wide terraces at the famed Beresford co-op on Central Park West and 81st Street, The Real Deal reports. [Via Street Easy] Beck, who purchased the penthouse home with his wife Cynthia in 2008 for $19 million, currently has a listing price of $22 million by Brown Harris Stevens.
One by one, through the years, Manhattan’s cigar bars have been winnowed out. It’s sad, but only the strong survive. Merchants Cigar Bar, located on East 61st and 1st Ave, is one of those survivors. They’ve been around for 15 years, and they want to be around for another hundred.
Lamborghini’s second SUV, the Urus, and officially debuted Sunday at the Beijing Auto Show.
We were able to show you a leaked image on Friday, but now Lamborghini has unleashed tons of pictures of this beautiful concept.
But this is a concept in name alone.
Moss goes coy, mentioning only a fitness regime she’s tackling to prep for her new role. Apparently, chasing fictional criminals around New Zealand demands a good deal more physical exertion than brainstorming slogans for Sterling Cooper.
Along with clothes by favorite designers Rag & Bone, Cushnie et Ochs and Oscar de la Renta, she’s valiantly trying “not to bring eight pairs of high heels” to New Zealand. “I’m a total girly-girl,” she confesses. “I have, you know, a million pairs of shoes and a million dresses.”
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Bette Midler may have the wind beneath her wings, but it could make for a rough landing on her tree-lined rooftop garden in Carnegie Hill. The “Divine Miss M” shares the Upper East Side penthouse with her longtime hubby, Martin von Haselberg. The 3,100-square-foot sprawling rooftop overlooks Central Park, and includes a glass-enclosed patio and plenty of shaded areas to park your tuches on hot
There are yachts, and then there are superyachts. If your boat is 139 feet long, costs $15 million and can be controlled by an iPad from half a football field away, it’s probably a superyacht.
The Adastra, which launched in China earlier this week, boasts all of the above, and more.
The incredible complexity of scotch whisky paradoxically gives it its appeal, taste-wise but it can also be intimidating for the uninitiated. We present five steps to start you on your journey to scotch whisky appreciation
The world of Mad Men, the now-famous TV series chronicling the lives of advertising men in 1960s America, has made reminded us all that a good scotch whisky is sometimes an absolutely necessary part of the work day.
Michael Andrews, a former lawyer who owns the elegant studio, had on a pair of chocolate-brown cotton trousers and a tightly fitted blue sports coat over a pink shirt with all-white banker collar and cuffs.
A self-test on your skin is the single, surefire method for determining its reaction with your body chemistry. That’s why you should try before you buy.”
Compared to debating the introduction of Spanx for men or issuing a stern warning against the use of eyeliner (leave the raccoon eyes to Adam Lambert), weighing in on the finer points of personal style, specifically cologne, may seem relatively pointless. There are bigger battles to fight. But after catching a whiff of the grave mistakes of men who we thought would never fall pray to the pitfalls of scent selection, application and storage, it’s clear that the time has come for a refresher course on the dos & don’ts of cologne.
Let’s just get it out of the way. Cristina Alger has the pedigree to write “The Darlings” (Pamela Dorman Books, $26.95), a novel about a family at the summit of Manhattan’s social/financial hierarchy caught up in a scandal of Madoff proportions. Alger is a former Goldman Sachs analyst whose father was a prominent financier. One of her closest friends from childhood is Tom Wolfe’s daughter, and no one sniped at him for putting his insider knowledge to use.
If you happen to be in Monaco next month, we’ve got a car for you. This 1957 Ferrari 625 Spider is going up for auction on May 11, after nearly three decades in what we assume was an extremely well-appointed garage. They won’t say how much they expect it to go for (probably to spare our feelings), but we’re guessing it’ll cost slightly less than Instagram.
This season’s most exciting pairs offer colored soles, neon leather accents, and nearly fluorescent suede that will ensure your look stands out in the city — or, even better, the next time you find yourself near some white sand
The city that never sleeps runs on coffee. Now well into springtime, some New Yorkers prefer their caffeine chilled. They turn in steaming cups of java for frosty mochas, frozen cappuccinos and iced lattes. Here are some of the city’s best places to quench your cold coffee cravings.
Last week, the highly anticipated Shonda Rhimes pilot, “Scandal,” debuted on ABC, and it certainly didn’t disappoint. Kerry Washington stars as the phenomenal head crisis management specialist, Olivia Pope. But Pope isn’t a run of the mill, typical high-powered business woman. Her style game is on point. Instead of the basic, boring pantsuits, Kerry’s character stays fly from head to toe, and rocks tailored pieces, patterns and bright hues. She proves that business chic doesn’t have to be boring.
Think a stroller is just a way to transport your kids? Think again. High-end strollers like those by Bugaboo are flying off the shelves, and run anywhere from $500 to $2,000. One Bugaboo model that converts from a single stroller into a side-by-side double has a $1,659 price tag, and a waiting list to buy one. Another stroller by Kid Kustoms has a vinyl leather seat and optional iPod speakers, for a mere $3,500. Celebrities like Naomi Watts and Gwen Stefani have been spotted pushing around expensive Bugaboo prams, and their popularity has spread to suburban streets across the country.
When ESL Investments chief Edward Lampert finds his dream home, it doesn’t matter that it’s not on sale.
Lampert is buying a 17,000-square-foot mansion on an exclusive island in Florida’s Biscayne Bay for almost $40 million, The Wall Street Journal reports. According to records, the home was not on the market prior to Lampert’s purchase.
I just tasted the most unusual whiskey made in this country – George Washington’s personal recipe, made in his distillery – and you can too. But you need to hurry.
When it comes to the near mythical “Father of Our Country,” fact and fiction are often blurred.
Just yesterday, Richard wrote in one of his articles that “modders might be some of the most creative technology geeks out there.” I agree with that statement, and what I’m about to show you is yet another perfect example. The gadget you see below is called a Textspresso machine. It is about 300 parts all hacked up in lovely geekery and put into an Ikea cabinet.
“In a way, I think Downton Abbey has really brought back and highlighted our roles in the service industry,” says head butler Sean Davoren of the iconic Savoy Hotel in London, as we meet in the Thames Foyer next to a striking indoor gazebo. “If I’m your butler, you should be able to ask me for anything. I should have given you that confidence in me.”
The Savoy, managed by Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, reopened in 2010 after a multi-million dollar restoration. An icon since 1889, The Savoy’s walls hold secrets that make me wish walls could talk. Winston Churchill came once a week, and Queen Elizabeth II was first spotted publicly with Prince Phillip here in 1946.
To navigate New York’s mass transit is to experience all of this competitive city’s struggles, pleasures and pains, only transposed underground, into the subterranean arena otherwise known as a train station. Faced with sprints, crowded staircases and down-to-the-minute departure times, the successful urban traveler must display an agility and athleticism akin to a gladiator’s.
In early March, Boeing’s biggest jet, the 747-8 Intercontinental, took off from Paine Field near here, its gleaming white livery shrouded in secrecy.
But the newest version of the airliner, which can carry 460 passengers, was not destined for a commercial airline. This particular model, the 747-V.I.P., was headed for a private customer in the Middle East believed to be the emir of Qatar.
Lavingia has been making money by creating things for a long time.
By age 15 he was financially independent — he had more than $100,000 in his savings account. It was all self-made; it didn’t come from his parents.
Its 7:15 on Wednesday night in the Flatiron District, and Tracey McQuade is dressed in a leotard and sneakers while clutching a glass of red wine. Having just finished a grueling workout of squats, lunges and push-ups, the 31-year-old is now ready to retox.
When a five-bedroom waterfront estate in the Town of Southampton went on sale in 2008 for $5.8 million, the price must have seemed reasonable. After all, second-home prices on the Hamptons, the summer playground for wealthy New Yorkers, had been rising steadily for six straight years.
The only thing more traumatic than losing your wallet … is having it die on you. This recently happened to me. Seams splitting, leather worn through and the ID window hazed over and cracking. For some reason, wallets are one of those items guys seem to have for some time. I had mine for so long, I can’t remember where I got it. But surely, for a fashion editor, finding an appropriate replacement would be easy. Or so I thought.
THERE’S an easy way to make things expensive: slap some diamonds on them or slather them with platinum. But such items often betray the owner to be gauche, an arriviste or, to use a term more suited to our technophilic times, a newbie. Better to announce your Croesus-like wealth quietly. A low-key camera with an ultra-lightweight body. A bespoke briefcase. A pair of headphones not from a multi-acre plant in Shenzen, but from a Brooklyn workshop.
I’m headed to Vegas this weekend for work. I have a hard time going to vegas without thinking about Sinatra, martin, and Davis. I don’t know too much about Joey bishop or Peter Lawford, but I’m sure they were cool cats to be included in the rat pack. I can’t imagine what Vegas were like when those 3 were alive.
“Are you two talking about mezcal?” the lithe trapeze artist asks, overhearing my conversation with New York City bartender Marshall Atelier. “I drank too much of that once in college,” she said. “It nearly killed me.”
“Perhaps it’s time you revisit mezcal,” I suggest. “It’s changed a lot.” And it has. In fact, Atelier and his mixology partner at New York’s creative JBird East bar, Jason Littrell, are headed to the backcountry hills of Oaxaca, Mexico soon after our conversation to learn all they can about the spirit.
Each week at Forbes we scan our database of corporate insiders to see who got richer from the action in the stock market. Overall the past week wasn’t a record breaker — the Dow ended up 1% compared with Friday March 23 — but several insiders bested that performance by a long shot. Here, some of the week’s winners:
For years, New York parents have been applying to preschools even before their youngsters are born. That’s not new, but the approach one prestigious pre-school on the Upper West Side is.
At the Porsafillo Preschool Academy, all applicants must now submit a DNA analysis of their children.
Spring is here, which means it’s time to chuck the winter coats in the closet and bring out those spring dresses. And while balancing spring fever with work-appropriate attire might be tricky, it’s definitely not impossible. The styles this season are updated models of timeless classics, with cuts, color palettes, and patterns that will look as fabulous at the office as they do at brunch.
Home prices in 20 U.S. cities dropped at a slower pace in January, pointing to stabilization in the real estate market.
The S&P/Case-Shiller index of property values in 20 cities fell 3.8% from a year earlier, matching the median forecast of 32 economists surveyed by Bloomberg News, after decreasing 4.1% in December, a report from the group showed Tuesday in New York. Prices were little changed in January from the prior month, the best performance since July.
Today is my first day back at work after a one-week “unpaid” vacation. I’ll earn less this month than I did in the previous few months, since I only worked three-fourths of the time.
This is because I trade my time for money. I have a huge limitation on how much I can earn.
Everything I do these days – including my pledge to invest 100 percent of my income – is intended to cut the relationship between time and money. I’ll have “real” wealth the day I can unplug for one year without suffering a hit to my income. Wealth is measured in time, not dollars.
There was an open bar, a round (or five) of drinks with your co-workers, and things got a little out of hand — now what? If you go a little overboard at the office happy hour, you should deal with the aftermath in a smart, professional way to avoid any extra drama. Save face and keep your reputation intact by following these five tips.
As usual, John Calipari is on a roll. Riding the NBA-caliber talent he’s so adept at recruiting, theUniversity of Kentuckycoach cruises into the NCAA tournament’s Sweet Sixteen round inAtlanta Friday night. It’s the tenth time he’s gotten that far in 20 years of Division I coaching.
He’ll be a familiar sight on the sidelines when the Wildcats tip off in primetime against the Indiana Hoosiers – sharp suit, dark hair slicked back, still looking youthful at 53, the epitome of cool. If he hadn’t chosen hoops as a profession, Calipari would be a Wall Street star. Or, maybe the car business (imagine walking into a dealership and drawing him as your salesman? By the time you walked out you’d be the proud owner of two new vehicles, both fully loaded. You might even waive your cash-back incentive).
For the client who wanted a four-day party in Argentina, Emmanuel Burgio transformed the only hotel on a remote island, flying in an interior designer, a chef, a pâtissier, and a sommelier, who poured wines from the cave that Burgio had restocked with requested favorites. When another client suddenly wanted to go river kayaking in Uruguay, Burgio had the kayaks delivered across the gulflike Río de la Plata—on Christmas Day.
“I enjoy doing things that are out of the ordinary,” says Burgio, who, in 2002, founded Blue Parallel, an outfit that arranges private adventure trips to destinations such as Patagonia and the volcanoes of Guatemala, and manages a portfolio of 21 private villas. “Our travelers have tended to be people with eccentric requests. That makes it exciting.”
We asked you to tell us your favorite steak house, and you responded enthusiastically.
The overwhelming winner of the contest was Peter Luger, the decades old, family owned and operated no-frills restaurant that Wall Streeters will travel to Brooklyn for.
Last month, Mark Driver left behind $774 million in assets under management at Horseman Capital Management, where he was a founding partner. It wasn’t a competing firm that managed to drag him away from his desk, but a desire to pursue his passion–and an astute market assessment. According toBloomberg, Driver began planting his vineyard Sunday on 600 acres in Rathfinny on the coast of England.
“I’ve always loved wine but this is a commercial operation, not a vanity project,” Driver said. He projects the business to become profitable in 2017 on a cash-flow basis and hopes that by 2020 he can begin repaying some of the investment in the vineyard. He’s observed that global warming will have a positive effect on the potential for English wines.
New Yorkers love their steak.
But do they prefer Peter Luger’s or Delmonico’s?
We asked readers to rate New York’s best steak houses and took the average rating for the winners of our survey.
Are you courteous and friendly first thing in the morning? OK, well can you fake it? And can you balance a breakfast tray? Then get ready to work for the Queen of England, who is currently accepting applications for a ‘trainee butler.’ The position pays £15,000 — around $24,000 — for a 45-hour work week spent carrying out “a wide range of responsibilities, from messenger to food and beverage service.”
Two weeks ago, the popular Mac-only desktop email client Sparrow released theiPhone app, and it is really, really good. It does, however, have one catch: It doesn’t (yet) support push notifications. To that I say: Who cares?
You may have a job where email is the primary form of communication and you need to respond to every email the instant it arrives. If that’s your job, I’m sorry. This post may not be for you.
All this week, Jonathan Rubinstein, the owner of the Joe mini-chain, has gone into work wondering whether today will be The Day. “Each year, there is one day when the world changes,” he says. It’s the day when the entire population it seems switches from hot coffee to cold, served from plastic pitchers into cups full of ice.” When that happens, Rubinstein says, “my whole business changes for the next four months.”
A question that I’m constantly asked by people who know that I spent more than five years as The Times’s restaurant critic is what my most memorable meal was. It’s impossible to single one out.
What would Don Draper Drink? Why, an Old Fashioned of course! This is no clear liquor man. He’s tall, dark and handsome and so is what’s in his glass.
I came up with an ultra-perfect top-secret method for beating the stock market. I saw it right there on the screen after thirty straight hours of computer programming. My heart was beating fast. I was sweating when I went to sleep. I could only sleep for about two or three hours and I had to get up and check my work. I added up all the money I was going to make. I would never work again!
This house is awesome for a couple of reasons, big h/t to Curbed for bringing it to our attention.
First off, it was designed by famous architect William Bottomley around 1915.
Buying a home has become more affordable than leasing in Queens as prices declined and landlords raised rents, Trulia Inc. said.
Purchasing was cheaper in 98 out of the 100 largest U.S. metropolitan areas surveyed by the real estate data provider. That’s up from 97 regions last year as New York, which encompasses the suburbs as well as the city’s five boroughs, flipped positions in favor of buyers. Renting was the better deal in Honolulu and San Francisco, where a tight supply of homes pushed values higher, according to Trulia.
The one percent have the means to be quite particular about many aspects of their personal lives. They also have a reputation for demanding a lot from their help, whether it be personal assistants, maids, or drivers. But, arguably, no member of their personal staff has as much at stake (and has to sacrifice as much) as the nanny.
Presenting The Experimental Cocktail Club, a late-night Lower East Side bar with an unrivaled collection of nearly extinct liquor, opening soon.
So the big thing here: throwback cocktails crafted from extremely aged libations that are still in their original bottles. Yes, some of these ryes actually lived through Prohibition.
According to shaving giant Gillette, 70 percent of the men in America who shave do so with a razor, an average of four and a half times a week. (The other 30 percent? Electric shavers, which, in this writer’s opinion, are an abomination and are simply unworthy of discussion.) Just do the math: four and a half times a week, 52 weeks a year for, what, 60 years? The average American male will shave his face more than 14,000 times in his life.
Jim Moore is a style stalwart. The Creative Director for GQ, Jim has spent more than three decades defining the look of one of the most influential men’s style magazines in the world. Along the way, he’s worked with a wide range of photographers from Bruce Weber and Richard Avedon to Carter Smith and Terry Richardson to create a signature look that has drawn readers into the spreads of the magazine year after year.
With a mix of chic hotels, creative chefs, and stylish boutiques, Healdsburg, California, has emerged as a cosmopolitan hub that still pays homage to its rural Sonoma roots. For a scenic drive through hillside vineyards and wineries, head west out of town on Dry Creek Road. Double back when you hit Lake Sonoma and return south on Yoakim Bridge Road, to link up with the winding West Dry Creek Road, peppered with a handful of small family-owned wineries.
Smaller bonus checks across Wall Street are a sign that New York City luxury real-estate prices may be on their way down. The average price for a luxury co-op or condo fell to $5.49 million in 2011 from a 2008 peak of $6.33 million.
To check out the new favorite toy of the mega-rich, you’ll have to do some deep sea diving.
That’s because that new plaything is a single-person submarine designed to venture seven miles underwater to the Challenger Deep — the deepest place in the ocean.
Ryan Sutton cares about other people’s money. Bloomberg’s young, data-happy food critic reviews upmarket New YorkCity restaurants for an audience composed largely of the maligned ‘one percent’ — the roughly 300,000 bankers, brokers, investors, and the otherwise financially inclined who pay $1,500 a month for access to Bloomberg’s market data and analysis — but who don’t want to overspend on dinner.
Check out some of the most luxurious golf courses from around the globe including, Cypress Point, Pinehurst, Royal Melbourne and more.
Spoiler alert: “Mad Men” is looking brighter this year.
The dark wood browns and banquette burgundies that gave the series its steakhouse ambience have been traded in for mod white carpets and candy-apple red chairs.
Think of it as a rite of passage. Most guys will simply pour whatever they have gathering frost in the freezer*, but a gentleman mixes legitimate cocktails from his bar. But this doesn’t require a fancy piece of furniture—a simple tray will suffice—or even an immense amount of bottles. Build your bar with five base spirits and a few simple mixers. You’ll churn out a surprising number of classics and discover a few new concoctions of your own. Herewith, a few brands that balance quality and cost.
Q: I’d like to start bringing my lunch to work, but I need something to carry and keep it in. Any suggestions?
A: Bringing your lunch is a smart idea. It not only saves you a little money, it saves you from worrying about where to go, wondering what’s really in your food and stressing about standing in line behind some annoying jerk barking into his cell.
Everybody knows that corn, rye, and wheat make some mighty fine whiskey. But at Corsair Artisan Distillery, they don’t limit themselves to just the common grains. Based in Bowling Green, Kentucky — with another facility located in Nashville, TN — Corsair was started in 2007 by Darek Bell, along with his wife Amy Lee and childhood friend Andrew Webber. Together, this group of talented young entrepreneurs has earned quite a reputation for producing inventive spirits.
This is Land Rover’s first model designed primarily for on-road driving instead of roughing it. It could have all gone wrong, reports GetFrank, but the automaker mastered this new breed of Rover. Check it out:
Really, Evoque could easily have turned Land Rover into a bit of a laughing stock. But it hasn’t – the vehicle has been critically well received and embraced by many of the brand’s enthusiasts. How did they do that, then?
Ready to buy the new iPad? Not so fast. Before you open your wallet and plunk down the $499+ to get the current model, or upgrade from an iPad 2, you ought to hear what the new iPad (yes, that’s how it’s referred to in Apple’s marketing material) really offers.
Smart Money says that the new iPad offers retina display, which means that the screen resolution is significantly better from the iPad 2. But the typical consumer may not care all that much. Louis Ramirez, who writes for DealNews.com, tells Smart Money that the new retina display for the tablet is “like owning a refrigerator with built-in Wi-Fi: it’s overkill.”
Got a craving for a juicy thick strip steak or some prime rib? It’s going to cost you.Crain’s New York reports that many New York City steakhouses are inching up the prices for its finest steaks to the $50 mark just six years after $40 seemed too high for a good cut of beef.