pursuitist.com Archives - 24 July 2016, Sunday

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    Eric Shiner, Director of the Andy Warhol Museum, Will Join Sotheby's

    pursuitist.com 22 Jul '16, 1pm

    Despite moving on from his current position, which he has held since 2011, Shiner has no intention of taking a break from his Warhol enthusiasm, especially as he sees Warhol aas the “father of contemporary art.” “I am thrilled to be joining the dynamic fine art team at Sotheby’s,” sai...

  • An Unusual Take On The Hot Tub: The Weltevree Dutchtub

    pursuitist.com 22 Jul '16, 1pm

    The Dutchtub is available in five different colors, weighs 165 pounds, holds 171 gallons of water, and comfortably seats up to four people. Each hot tub comes with a polyester cover which, when placed over the tub, rather makes it resemble a large crock pot. Slow cook yourself into a ...

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    Imbibe Like The Great Writer Himself At 'Bar Hemingway'

    pursuitist.com 22 Jul '16, 1pm

    The head bartender is Colin Field whose creations have influenced cocktail lovers around the world. One of the most popular drinks at the Bar Hemingway is still the ‘Serendipity’, a Calvados- and Champagne-based drink that Field created in 1994. Since the bar’s reopening, Field has al...

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    Idris Elba + Superdry's Summer 2016 Collection

    pursuitist.com 19 Jul '16, 10pm

    No matter what Elba wears, he seems to carry it off flawlessly. “Over the last four or five years, what I’ve worn on the carpets, my personal style was always commented on,” Elba said. “I’m not a fashion designer, but I certainly feel there’s a side of me that can be influential in fa...

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    Waldorf Astoria Teams Up With Lamborghini To Offer Unique Driving Experiences

    pursuitist.com 19 Jul '16, 10pm

    John T.A. Vanderslice, global head of Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, expressed his appreciation for the Lamborghini partnership in a recent press release. “The parallels between our luxury hotel and this legendary automotive brand will lend an even more bespoke experience to our gu...

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    The New Riu Plaza Times Square Is The Brand's Biggest Investment To-Date

    pursuitist.com 19 Jul '16, 10pm

    Devotees of Riu know it for its all-inclusive resorts worldwide, but the Riu family brand — now in its third generation since 1953 — has grown from a holiday resort company with its roots in Mallorca to 103 hotels in 18 countries. A growing collection of city hotels is also gaining so...

  • Chicago's Best Luxury Hotels

    pursuitist.com 19 Jul '16, 1pm

    Take a stroll to the Museum of Contemporary Art around the corner from all these hotels, window shop on world famous Michigan Avenue, take the Architectural Boat Tour and then bop over to Millennium Park to see “The Bean,” as locals call the stunning, enormous sculpture properly known...

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    Luxury Leather Goods To Be Made From Alexander McQueen's DNA

    pursuitist.com 18 Jul '16, 9pm

    Famous fashion designer Alexander McQueen was all about pushing boundaries, which is why he’d probably approve of Tina Gorjanc’s plan to grow new skin from McQueen’s DNA and fashion the resulting material into luxury leather goods. It’s odd and morbid, and therefore fascinating. Gorja...

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    David Bowie's Private Art Collection To Be Publicly Displayed

    pursuitist.com 18 Jul '16, 9pm

    The late, great David Bowie was an avid collector of art — however, little has been known about his collection as it was kept private until just recently. Now the collection will be organized into an exhibition that will tour worldwide at locations including London, Los Angeles, New Y...

  • The Future Will Be Cooperized: MINI Vision Next 100

    pursuitist.com 15 Jul '16, 1pm

    London’s Roundhouse began life as a humble train shed with a turntable that was used to put trains in the right direction on the right track had outlived its original purpose by the late 1950s. Through the ‘60s and ‘70s it became one of the premiere venues for live music in the world ...

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    Furniture Inspired by Retro Technology

    pursuitist.com 15 Jul '16, 11am

    In addition to their pinball tables, Altar has produced a number of tables designed to look like oversized cassettes. The cassettes range from classic albums to bootlegs, demos, and lovingly handmade mixes. If you have a favorite tape gathering dust in a box, some album that evokes a ...

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    Louis XIII Le Mathusalem

    pursuitist.com 14 Jul '16, 11am

    The iconic Rémy Martin cognac has been treated to a groundbreaking new decanter. For the first time, this unique blend of eaux de vie is set to come in a six-liter crystal carafe made by Baccarat. For the first time in France’s Cognac region, the Rémy Martin brand has presented a six-...

  • Living on the Water with the Waterlovt

    pursuitist.com 14 Jul '16, 11am

    As with most floating homes, the Waterlovt is something between a small private island and a houseboat: it has no engine, so it needs to be towed into place, but once positioned it’s the perfect oasis. In addition to its sleek, open-concept interior, the Waterlovt is designed to be se...

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    Get Serena Williams' Watch

    pursuitist.com 14 Jul '16, 10am

    In addition to being one of the greatest athletes of our age, famous tennis player Serena Williams is also something of a style icon. The focus this weekend was on her skill as she won Wimbledon, but it was difficult to overlook the personal flair that Williams brought to the game. Wi...

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    Here's the Fashion Power Broker That Can Get You Your Birkin Bag

    pursuitist.com 13 Jul '16, 10pm

    AC: Birkins are produced in extraordinarily limited quantities and, because of their superior quality, they will likely be passed down as heirlooms. Each bag is hand-stitched by supremely skilled craftsmen that spend untold hours to create just one. People recognize that these bags in...

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    Whiskey from The Flaming Lips

    pursuitist.com 13 Jul '16, 7pm

    The whiskey is produced by Few Spirits, an Evanston, Illinois based distiller. Justin Helton, a music industry designer and fan of The Flaming Lips, approached Few Spirits with the goal of creating a “truly special product” for one of his favorite bands. The bottle design is eye-catch...

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    Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Set to Host Third Annual Gala

    pursuitist.com 13 Jul '16, 6pm

    The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, which was founded in 1998 by the Oscar-winning actor, will be hosting its third annual gala this month. The Foundation champions environmentalist causes, protecting the “world’s last wild places.” This year’s gala will be the biggest to date and will ...

  • Send Your Little Ones to Mermaid School in North Carolina

    pursuitist.com 12 Jul '16, 1pm

    For generations this quintessential coastal resort has lured families back summer after summer with its unique blend of comfortable coastal elegance and gracious Southern charm. Set on 13 unspoiled acres overlooking both Atlantic Ocean and Currituck Sound, Sanderling’s perfect positio...

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    Drone Racing Comes to Governor's Island This Summer

    pursuitist.com 11 Jul '16, 5pm

    Blink and you might miss it, but we’re pretty sure you’ll hear the buzz about it from near and far. August 5-7, 2016 the 2nd annual U.S. National Drone Racing Championship takes place on Governor’s Island. Last year’s race wowed in Sacramento last year, but New York takes center stage...

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    The Coolest Engagement Ring Your Fiancée Never Knew She Wanted -

    pursuitist.com 11 Jul '16, 4pm

    Congratulations! Your dating days are done. You know you won’t find one better; She’s The One. So what do you do if she’s the type that will look to endlessly upgrade? Don’t worry. We’ve found a ring for that. CADAR is a fine jewelry collection that launched less than two years ago wi...

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    The World's Most Expensive Dining Experience: A $2 Million Diamond-Studded Extravaganza

    pursuitist.com 09 Jul '16, 3pm

    For $2 million, you can have most anything you want. But for a discerning lucky guest, that price just might buy you the ultimate dinner experience. Russian diamond behemoth WORLD OF DIAMONDS Group is celebrating 15 years together with the lifestyle experts CÉ LA VI Singapore by offer...

  • Dallas Keuchel's Cool Condo - Video Tour

    pursuitist.com 08 Jul '16, 3pm

    McLean Rob­bins is a Wash­ing­ton, D.C.-based lux­ury lifestyle writer spe­cial­iz­ing in travel, spas, and wed­dings. She writes reg­u­larly for Forbes Travel Guide, BRIDES, Robb Report, and many more. She’s always look­ing for unique roundups, trend sto­ries, and infor­ma­tion on ho...

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    The Overhead Compartment with Chris Evert

    pursuitist.com 08 Jul '16, 12pm

    It is, perhaps, the most overused word in our modern vernacular. Which is a shame, because the more it is used, the less it means. The word is “Legend.” And it should be saved for people like Chris Evert. With hard work and determination, Evert’s career took off at a young age as she ...

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    Nihiwatu Resort Named World’s Best Hotel -

    pursuitist.com 07 Jul '16, 10pm

    Nihiwatu Resort topped the publication’s annual World’s Best Awards in the hotel category due to its very modern approach to delivering luxury that factors in elements such as philanthropy, adventure and activity as well as the personal touches usually expected from the world’s top ho...

  • Borve Lodge: Your Vacation In the Scottish Wilderness Awaits

    pursuitist.com 07 Jul '16, 1pm

    Borve Lodge in Scotland’s remote West Harris is right out a glorious dream — if, of course, that dream included a luxury hunting lodge once owned by the 7th Earl of Dunmore. Fresh from a top-to-bottom renovation, the nine-bedroom estate offers panoramic views of the Atlantic ocean and...

  • Inside Costa Rica with Adventures by Disney

    pursuitist.com 06 Jul '16, 5pm

    I was a bit apprehensive of the idea of a Disney Vacation, but I was pleasantly surprised due to the Adventure Guides and the custom itinerary. With VIP access and private events, outstanding accommodations and cultural experiences with local experts, we strongly recommend an Adventur...

  • In Norway, Kisses, Not Dances, With Wolves

    pursuitist.com 06 Jul '16, 3pm

    Stig Sletten, the head wolf trainer, spoke to us about the upcoming potential encounter. He asked first if anyone had any knee problems and could not kneel to the wolf’s eye view. I was the only one who said yes, as I had knee replacement surgery and had difficulty kneeling down. He s...

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    Paris' Charles de Gaulle Has The Best Fine Dining Airport Restaurant

    pursuitist.com 06 Jul '16, 3pm

    Traveling gourmets transiting or flying out of Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris may want to add the restaurant I Love Paris by Guy Martin to their travel itinerary, after it was named the best fine dining airport restaurant of 2016. The best in airport dining was recognised at the A...

  • Africa by Private Jet - Abercrombie & Kent

    pursuitist.com 06 Jul '16, 1pm

    The exclusively-chartered private jet equipped with 50 fully lie-flat, first-class seats flies to remote areas commercial flights can’t, allowing time-strapped guests to see an incredible number of top world sights, in a turn-key luxury journey, in a short period of time. From the end...

  • Ferrari takes the top off the LaFerrari

    pursuitist.com 06 Jul '16, 12pm

    The new Ferrari convertible is available with both a removable carbon fiber hard top and a soft top. It is built on the same platform and uses the same powertrain and mechanicals as the original LaFerrari. This droptop will be the king of convertibles when it comes to acceleration, ha...