pursuitist.com Archives - 27 June 2016, Monday

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    Famous Fashion Photographer Bill Cunningham Dies At Age 87

    pursuitist.com 27 Jun '16, 7pm

    Bill Cunningham, who achieved fame as a photographer of street fashion for the New York Times, has passed away after being admitted to hospital earlier in the week following a stroke. His tireless work documenting the ever-changing style of NYC earned him the title of a “living landma...

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    Posh & Picturesque 'Time Nyack' Offers An Artfully Historic Escape from NYC

    pursuitist.com 27 Jun '16, 2am

    An easy 20 miles North of NYC, this escape from the concrete jungle has become an artists’ mecca with a vibrant music scene, a destination for outdoor recreation… and a haven for an “Urban Sophisticate” concentration of wealth. Like a beacon just off the highway, the Time Nyack beckon...

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    Seabreacher, a Unique Boating Experience

    pursuitist.com 25 Jun '16, 5pm

    If you’ve ever wished you could zip through the ocean waters in what is essentially a mechanical dolphin, then we have good news for you. Since 1997, Northern California-based company Innespace Productions have been designing submersible crafts which have the acrobatic capabilities to...

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    Get Shoes Like LeBron James

    pursuitist.com 25 Jun '16, 4pm

    On Tuesday Nike released the LeBron Soldier 10, a pair of shoes based on the shoes that LeBron James has been wearing since Game 4 of the NBA Finals. Though hard work and skill are behind LeBron’s spectacular play on the court, the meticulously well-designed shoes he wears certainly d...

  • This $2.5 Million Wedding Package Includes Your Own Private Jet

    pursuitist.com 24 Jun '16, 7pm

    Mexico’s Grand Velas Resorts are no stranger to over-the-top packages , but they’ve officially outdone themselves with this new wedding offer. Host your “I dos” at the Riviera Maya, Riviera Nayarit or soon-to-open Los Cabos Grand Velas property and you’ll be entitled to the A-list tre...

  • Brexit May Force Rolls-Royce To Re-evaluate Its Strategy

    pursuitist.com 24 Jun '16, 4pm

    Last week when I was attending the unveiling of their Vision 100 concept reveal in London, Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös had this to say about yesterday’s Brexit vote and the impact Britain’s leaving the EU might have on Rolls-Royce. “First of all, it is up to the Brits to make...

  • Keira and Coco Forever: Chanel Makes Keira Knightley the Face of Their Jewelry Line

    Keira and Coco Forever: Chanel Makes Keira Knightley the Face of Their Jewelry Line

    pursuitist.com 23 Jun '16, 6pm

    Mesmerizingly willowy actress Keira Knightley has long been a favorite of the creative directors at Chanel. Karl Lagerfeld has a number of go-to actresses to whom he repeatedly returns when in need of good muses and models. Following on the heels of a campaign that featured Kirsten St...

  • Rolls-Royce Dawn In Cowboy Country

    pursuitist.com 23 Jun '16, 6pm

    If you’ve come here looking for a technical review of the Rolls-Royce Dawn, a recitation of it’s endless list of features, a look into its myriad of options, an analysis of the craftsmanship of its hand-stitched leather interior, a design critique of the modern interpretation of class...

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    Cara Delevingne, Courtney Love And Marilyn Manson For Marc Jacobs

    pursuitist.com 22 Jun '16, 8pm

    Cara Delevingne , Courtney Love and Marilyn Manson are among the celebrities handpicked by Marc Jacobs for his new Autumn/Winter 2016 campaign. The trio are the latest models to be unveiled by the fashion designer, who has been drip-feeding glimpses of the campaign on social media ove...

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    Aston Martin Zagato Vanquish

    pursuitist.com 22 Jun '16, 7pm

    The latest special Zagato edition Aston Martin is based on the latter’s flagship Vanquish and went from concept to reality in 30 days. But, more importantly, it can go from 0-100km/h in 3.5 seconds. The latest collaboration between Aston Martin and storied Italian automotive design ho...

  • Buy David Bowie’s Hair For $4K -

    pursuitist.com 22 Jun '16, 6pm

    A small lock of David Bowie ’s hair is being auctioned in California and is expected to fetch upwards of $4,000. Heritage Auctions said the snippet of the late singer’s pale blond hair, tied with blue thread, came from a former employee of the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in London. The...

  • Louis Vuitton's Newest Campaign Features Selena Gomez

    pursuitist.com 22 Jun '16, 1pm

    23-year-old pop singer Selena Gomez continues to delve into the world of high fashion with a new campaign for Louis Vuitton. Over the past few days creative director Nicholas Ghesquière has been posting a handful of photos from the campaign on his Instagram . One particularly striking...

  • rt @pursuitist Customizable Whiskey: The Future of Fine Spirits

    Customizable Whiskey: The Future of Fine Spirits

    pursuitist.com 22 Jun '16, 1pm

    Most of whiskey’s flavor comes from the spirit’s chemical interaction with wood during the aging process. After the first step in aging, some distillers will move the whiskey into a second barrel for further aging (this is called ‘cask finishing’). With the new customization from Make...

  • Louis Vuitton's Newest Campaign Features Selena Gomez

    pursuitist.com 22 Jun '16, 1pm

    23-year-old pop singer Selena Gomez continues to delve into the world of high fashion with a new campaign for Louis Vuitton. Over the past few days creative director Nicholas Ghesquière has been posting a handful of photos from the campaign on his Instagram . One particularly striking...

  • Inside The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida

    pursuitist.com 21 Jun '16, 3pm

    The refined rooms and suites at the The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island feature private balconies or terraces, many with amazing ocean views, plus flat-screen TVs, iPod docks and 24-hour room service, as well as marble bathrooms and Italian linens. Some rooms include separate living areas...

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    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Recreates Signature Dishes From The World's Top Restaurants

    pursuitist.com 21 Jun '16, 2pm

    The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has opened a gastronomic exhibit that replicates dishes from some of the top Michelin-starred restaurants around the globe allowing visitors to embark on a culinary world tour without leaving the city. The vision of chef Corey Lee, who helms the ...

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    Summer Cycling With Aspen’s Little Nell -

    pursuitist.com 21 Jun '16, 1pm

    The program, introduced in 2010, helps visitors to Aspen make the most of the myriad outdoor options each summer. My focus was on biking, but the concierges will also arrange fly-fishing, hiking and camping trips, and even help guests interested in the latest craze, stand-up paddling....

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    Alain Ducasse's Ore Restaurant At The Palace Of Versailles

    pursuitist.com 21 Jun '16, 1pm

    The opening of the Michelin-starred chef’s new restaurant at France’s Palace of Versailles has been announced for September, as Alain Ducasse told us back in May. The official announcement came Monday, June 20 in a joint news release from Alain Ducasse Enterprise and the Palace of Ver...

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    Look Inside Gwyneth Paltrow's Pastel Tribeca Apartment

    pursuitist.com 21 Jun '16, 12pm

    Actress and lifestyle trendsetter Gwyneth Paltrow placed her Tribeca apartment on the market back in March; however, it’s only recently that Paltrow published a ‘tour’ of the still unsold apartment on her lifestyle website Goop . The apartment, which is the work of design studio Roman...

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    Apple Announces Improvements to Siri

    pursuitist.com 21 Jun '16, 12pm

    In addition to being compatible with non-Apple products, Siri will also be available for Macs and will serve a similar function as Cortana, the AI personal assistant that accompanies Windows 10. Apple has also made improvements to Siri’s topical search function, particularly in terms ...

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    The Goring: A Hotel Fit for Royalty

    pursuitist.com 20 Jun '16, 3pm

    Since its opening in 1910, the Goring has been a favorite of the Royal Family and their guests. Due to its proximity to the Queen’s residence, the hotel has sometimes been considered an ‘annex’ of Buckingham Palace. Indeed, the Goring is the closest chance any ‘commoner’ has to experi...

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    #1 License Plate Sells for $4.9 Million

    pursuitist.com 20 Jun '16, 3pm

    In the United Arab Emirates, low number license plates are collectors’ items which often sell for staggering amounts of money. The license plates are auctioned off by the state, and the third-largest emirate Sharjah is responsible for auctioning off the number ‘1’ license plate at a r...

  • Rolls-Royce VISION NEXT 100: The Future of Luxury

    pursuitist.com 17 Jun '16, 12pm

    With its impossibly long hood and clamshell opening door, Rolls-Royce answered that question emphatically yesterday at a private press event in London where they unveiled, their Vision Next 100 concept car. It’s the first ever, purely forward-looking concept for the venerable luxury b...

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    Crush, the Newest Fragrance from Rihanna

    pursuitist.com 16 Jun '16, 3pm

    On Tuesday, pop star and designer Rihanna announced the coming of Crush, the latest perfume in her RiRi line. Crush will be the second perfume in the RiRi collection, following the release of the eponymous RiRi fragrance last year. The Crush bottle, which was designed by Rihanna, comp...

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    Persian Rug Sofas and Other Marvels by Mousarris

    pursuitist.com 16 Jun '16, 2pm

    Mousarris produces deliciously surreal pieces of furniture that have an edge of magic realism. One of his most stunning pieces is the Wave City Coffee Table which, according to Mousarris’ website, was inspired by a movie — quite clearly by the iconic scene in Inception where the city ...

  • Our Statement On The Alligator Attack At Disney's Grand Floridian

    pursuitist.com 15 Jun '16, 5pm

    In the above video, this is the exact same location where the alligator attack occurred at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, which is my family’s preferred resort at Walt Disney World for over 15 years. (Our video on the beach begins at the .20 second mark ) According to reports, the b...

  • Rare Ford GT Goes To Auction At Barrett-Jackson

    pursuitist.com 15 Jun '16, 3pm

    The person who wins this car will be getting not just a piece of history, but also a work of art, literally. Because it’s a prototype it is not street legal and is for display only. It can be started and driven at just 5 miles per hour thanks to a chip that Ford put into the electroni...

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    See the Music: Zungle Panther Audio Sunglasses

    pursuitist.com 15 Jun '16, 3pm

    “In this generation, people have always wanted to try out wearable devices, but they were always hesitant because of the designs. Everyone wants to use a cool device that’s also convenient but no one wants to look goofy in them,” said Jason Yang, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of...

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    Ocean House: A Seaside Resort from the Gilded Age

    pursuitist.com 15 Jun '16, 3pm

    For those who prefer some historical background to their luxury getaways, Ocean House in Watch Hill, Rhode Island is an ideal choice. The seaside hotel was originally built in 1868, and the current reconstuction is faithful to the original. In some areas, such as the lobby, the origin...

  • The Watergate Hotel in DC Re-Opens

    pursuitist.com 15 Jun '16, 2pm

    Following an extensive $125 million renovation and nearly decade-long closure, Washington’s infamous The Watergate Hotel celebrated its re-opening with a star-studded black tie bash last night. An American icon situated on the banks of the Potomac River, The Watergate Hotel offers a l...