pursuitist.com Archives - 21 August 2014, Thursday

  • rt @pursuitist Sneak Peek Inside Robin Williams’ Villa Of Smiles In Napa Valley #luxury

    Sneak Peek Inside Robin Williams' Villa Of Smiles In Napa Valley

    pursuitist.com 20 Aug '14, 1am

    Located atop the Mayacama Mountains between Napa and Sonoma Valleys, the villa and its vineyards are located about 80 miles north of San Francisco. Built from Portuguese limestone, the villa also boasts of an oak-panelled library, a home theatre as well as climate-controlled storage f...

  • rt @pursuitist New York City Gains First Park Hyatt Hotel #luxury

    New York City Gains First Park Hyatt Hotel

    pursuitist.com 19 Aug '14, 7pm

    Traveling in New York City last week, the cab driver asked where I was staying. I gave him the name of the hotel. Why not a Hyatt, he asked? There were Hyatts all over this city. He was right– the Chicago-based brand has eight hotels in Manhattan, and one across the water in Jersey Ci...

  • rt @pursuitist Mandarin Oriental Chefs Creating Menus For Cathay Pacific First-Class Customers #luxury

    Mandarin Oriental Chefs Creating Menus For Cathay Pacific First-Class Customers

    pursuitist.com 19 Aug '14, 12pm

    Cathay Pacific General Manager Inflight Services Dominic Perret said: “At Cathay Pacific, we strive to deliver high-quality products and services, so it is exciting to join hands with Mandarin Oriental to feature their inspirational dishes specially created for our premium passengers....

  • rt @pursuitist 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta Sells For Record $38 Million #luxury

    1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta Sells For Record $38 Million

    pursuitist.com 19 Aug '14, 1am

    A red 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta, said to be one of only a handful, was snapped up for $38.1 million in California, becoming the most expensive car ever sold at auction. The previous record was held by a 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196R Formula 1 model bought in Britain last year for US$...

  • rt @pursuitist Oscar de la Renta Exhibit at Bush Center in Dallas #luxury

    Oscar de la Renta Exhibit at Bush Center in Dallas

    pursuitist.com 19 Aug '14, 1am

    This expanded show follows on from the “Oscar de la Renta: American Icon” exhibition, a six-month display held last year at the William J. Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Arkansas. The new show explores the Spanish influence in de la Renta’s designs (he spent time in Madr...

  • rt @pursuitist Bugatti Legends Fashion Collection Launched In Monterey #luxury

    Bugatti Legends Fashion Collection Launched In Monterey

    pursuitist.com 19 Aug '14, 12am

    We were just standing on the lawn, enjoying a sparkling glass of Veuve Clicquot at The Quail: A Motorsports gathering in Monterey on Friday, when twelve impossibly tall, thin and beautiful men and women dressed in incredible outfits crossed our path. Talk about being in the right plac...

  • rt @pursuitist Bugatti Unveils A Capsule Collection Inspired By Les Legendes De Bugatti Models #luxury

    Bugatti Unveils A Capsule Collection Inspired By Les Legendes De Bugatti Models

    pursuitist.com 18 Aug '14, 10pm

    The distinctive characteristic of Jean Bugatti Legend line is the special workmanship of the jacket with the iconic Bugatti center line of metal rivets inserted in the back. The jacket lining is printed with the Atlantic Type 57 silhouette and Jean Bugatti’s signature. The matched set...

  • rt @pursuitist The Berkeley Announces A Fashionably Edible Jimmy Choo Collection #luxury

    The Berkeley Announces A Fashionably Edible Jimmy Choo Collection

    pursuitist.com 18 Aug '14, 10pm

    The Jimmy Choo tea collection will tempt fans and guests to experience the label’s creations and designs in the most lip-smacking manner. This luxurious Knightsbridge location is preferred by the well-heeled to soak up the relaxing atmosphere. Giving a creative twist to the classic el...

  • rt @pursuitist See inside Adam Levine’s new $4.5 millionSoho loft #luxury

    See inside Adam Levine's new $4.5 millionSoho loft

    pursuitist.com 18 Aug '14, 6pm

    Maroon 5 front man – and star of ‘The Voice – Adam Levine is on the verge of buying a new Manhattan loft for $4.55 million. Levine, who recently wed Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo, is reportedly closing in on the apartment, which features three bedrooms and two baths.

  • rt @pursuitist Meet The $900 Cupcake From Le Dolci Bakery #luxury

    Meet The $900 Cupcake From Le Dolci Bakery

    pursuitist.com 18 Aug '14, 1pm

    Some husbands give their wives flowers and jewelry for their birthday. Others commission local bakers to come up with the most extravagant cupcake possible and are willing to part with $900 for it. That’s what happened in Toronto recently, when Lisa Sanguedolce of Le Dolci bakery was ...

  • London NYC Hotel Launches ‘Runway Package’ For New York Fashion Week - Pursuitist

    pursuitist.com 18 Aug '14, 11am

    For fashionistas looking to experience the full fashion week experience, a New York hotel has created a runway package that includes tickets to a fashion show and professional manicures by a global nail expert. Boutique hotel the London NYC has launched a ‘Runway Package’ that aims to...

  • rt @pursuitist BMW i8 sells for record price at Pebble Beach Auction #luxury

    BMW i8 sells for record price at Pebble Beach Auction

    pursuitist.com 17 Aug '14, 2pm

    After a brief introduction of the i8 by noted car enthusiast and former Tonight Show host, Jay Leno and BMW North America President and CEO, Ludwig Willisch, the bidding opened at $100,000 and quickly surpassed $500,000 as the crowd cheered. Eventually the action grew more tense as bi...

  • rt @pursuitist Presso Espresso Coffee Maker Reviewed: The Power of the Press #luxury

    Presso Espresso Coffee Maker Reviewed: The Power of the Press

    pursuitist.com 16 Aug '14, 8pm

    Powered entirely by good ol’ fashioned elbow-grease, the Presso looks something like a winged corkscrew and works something like a French press. As with those devices, leverage is the key. First, fill the “portafilter” (it looks like an ice-cream scoop with a sieve for a bottom) with ...

  • rt @pursuitist BMW delivers first i8 coupes at Pebble Beach #luxury

    BMW delivers first i8 coupes at Pebble Beach

    pursuitist.com 16 Aug '14, 5pm

    What was first seen just a few short years ago as a concept car, is now very real as the first 10 customers have taken delivery of their BMW i8 luxury performance hybrid coupes at a private event in Pebble Beach. The party was hosted by BMW’s chairman Ludwig Willisch at a private vill...

  • rt @pursuitist Sneak Peek Inside Prada’s Factory In Milan #luxury

    Sneak Peek Inside Prada's Factory In Milan

    pursuitist.com 16 Aug '14, 5pm

    New York magazine took a tour of Bertelli’s Tuscan empire by visiting Prada’s shoemaking site in Buresta, a small village in Arezzo, followed by a visit to San Zeno, where Prada designs its stores. The headquarters at Buresta has been designed by Guido Canali. The 6,400-square-meter b...

  • rt @pursuitist Jaguar E-Type Prototype Unveiled #luxury

    Jaguar E-Type Prototype Unveiled

    pursuitist.com 13 Aug '14, 1am

    In May, the British sportscar company announced that after a 50-year hiatus it was reviving a project it started back in 1963: to finish building the missing six examples from a set of 18 very special hand-built GT-E-Type cars. The GT-E-Type was a phenomenal racing car and in recent y...

  • rt @pursuitist Burberry’s A/W 2014 Campaign Stars Bloomsbury And Cara Delevingne #luxury

    Burberry's A/W 2014 Campaign Stars Bloomsbury And Cara Delevingne

    pursuitist.com 12 Aug '14, 6pm

    Those itching to lay their hands on such artistic bags can opt for the Bloomsbury in hand-painted nubuck. The structured tote is a one-off design and entirely unique, crafted from panels that have been painted with floral artworks. Finished with hand-rolled handles and a polished meta...

  • rt @pursuitist Christian Louboutin Unveils Passage Bag Collection #luxury

    Christian Louboutin Unveils Passage Bag Collection

    pursuitist.com 12 Aug '14, 12pm

    Structured bags are here to stay this season and the Passage makes it more evident. Fusing modern style with classic, ladylike polish, the range includes a large shoulder bag, a messenger, and a mini messenger. The hardware detailing on the bag in form of the curved metal handles also...

  • rt @pursuitist The World’s Most Expensive Club Sandwich is in Paris #luxury

    The World's Most Expensive Club Sandwich is in Paris

    pursuitist.com 11 Aug '14, 4pm

    Dubbed the Club Sandwich Index or CSI, a triple-decker sandwich in Paris averages $33.10, followed by Geneva and Oslo, where ordering the all-American chicken, bacon, lettuce and mayonnaise club will set you back on average $32.56 and $30.50 respectively. Like The Economist’s Big Mac ...

  • rt @pursuitist Sneak Peek Inside Tommy Hilfiger’s Art And Disco Themed Miami Home #luxury

    Sneak Peek Inside Tommy Hilfiger's Art And Disco Themed Miami Home

    pursuitist.com 11 Aug '14, 3pm

    The works of the iconic fashion designers peek out of the closets of many divas. However it’s time to peek inside one of the most renowned fashion designer’s closet along with his sprawling Miami abode. Tommy Hilfiger and his gorgeous wife Dee have opened up the doors of their new Flo...

  • rt @pursuitist Prada Fall/Winter 2014 Campaign By Steven Meisel #luxury

    Prada Fall/Winter 2014 Campaign By Steven Meisel

    pursuitist.com 11 Aug '14, 1pm

    , Founder & Editor of Pursuitist, is an award-winning luxury marketing veteran, writer, a frequent speaker at luxury and interactive marketing conferences and a pioneer in web publishing. He launched Pursuitist as a curated list of the good things in life. As CEO of Parr Interactive ,...

  • rt @pursuitist Roy Choi’s Commissary Opens At The Line #luxury

    Roy Choi's Commissary Opens At The Line

    pursuitist.com 11 Aug '14, 1pm

    After singlehandedly launching the food truck movement with his now infamous Korean-style tacos, chef Roy Choi has opened a string of new eateries at one of LA’s hottest new hotels, The Line, which shines the spotlight on Korean gastronomy — and vegetables. Along with Pot, a Korean ho...

  • rt @pursuitist Inside Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres’ New Beverly Hills Condo #luxury

    Inside Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres' New Beverly Hills Condo

    pursuitist.com 10 Aug '14, 5pm

    The building at 1200 Club View Drive was designed by Los Angeles architect Richard Keating, whose projects include the Gas Company Tower office building in downtown Los Angeles and numerous residential high-rises. Each unit features a different designer, showcasing the home collection...

  • rt @pursuitist Rodnik x Peanuts collection #luxury

    Rodnik x Peanuts collection

    pursuitist.com 09 Aug '14, 2pm

    , Founder & Editor of Pursuitist, is an award-winning luxury marketing veteran, writer, a frequent speaker at luxury and interactive marketing conferences and a pioneer in web publishing. He launched Pursuitist as a curated list of the good things in life. As CEO of Parr Interactive ,...

  • rt @pursuitist 4 Homes in 1: Original House Like Village in Amsterdam #luxury

    4 Homes in 1: Original House Like Village in Amsterdam

    pursuitist.com 09 Aug '14, 2pm

    In between the four homes, there are various passageways, unusual inter-cultural spaces, resembling exterior streets. This way, the building community can interact in a highly original manner. This structure also has the advantage of allowing plenty of natural light inside the buildin...

  • rt @pursuitist Melissa and Jasmine Hemsley for Hemsley & Hemsley, The Art of Eating Well #luxury

    Melissa and Jasmine Hemsley for Hemsley & Hemsley, The Art of Eating Well

    pursuitist.com 09 Aug '14, 2pm

    “Melissa and I realised that despite loving to cook and eating ‘healthily’, we were still suffering from everyday ailments such as acid reflux, painful bloating, IBS, eczema and being constantly exhausted from the stress of our jobs,” explained Jasmine, also a model. “We started to re...

  • rt @pursuitist Buy The World’s Most Expensive Home In Hong Kong For $105.67 Million #luxury

    Buy The World’s Most Expensive Home In Hong Kong For $105.67 Million -

    pursuitist.com 09 Aug '14, 5am

    Asia’s most expensive home per square foot is set to go on sale in Hong Kong, which boasts some of the world’s costliest properties despite efforts to curb skyrocketing prices. The 4,661 square-foot ultra-luxury home, located in the southern Chinese city’s affluent Peak district, come...

  • rt @pursuitist Humphrey Bogart Gin #luxury

    Humphrey Bogart Gin

    pursuitist.com 09 Aug '14, 5am

    “My father loved gin,” said Stephen Bogart, son of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, “so I am thrilled about this partnership. For the Bogart Estate to lend my father’s name to a project, we look for a great partner and an authentic connection. It doesn’t get any better than teaming ...

  • rt @pursuitist Angelina Jolie’s ‘Maleficent’ Christian Louboutin Shoes #luxury

    Angelina Jolie’s ‘Maleficent’ Christian Louboutin Shoes - Pursuitist

    pursuitist.com 08 Aug '14, 7pm

    The shoes that caught fashionistas’ attention on the red carpet of the “Maleficent” premieres are about to hit the streets. Created by Christian Louboutin in collaboration with Angelina Jolie for her recent press tour, the limited edition Malangeli shoes are now available for pre-orde...

  • rt @pursuitist Louis Vuitton Acte V Jewelry Collection #luxury

    Louis Vuitton Acte V Jewelry Collection

    pursuitist.com 08 Aug '14, 5pm

    . Louis Vuitton’s recently launched Acte V jewelry collection is more like a collection of dazzling art pieces. The French luxury fashion label’s fifth high jewelry collection pays tribute to the iconic V shape. Each piece from the collection spells out Vuitton with this V motif which...