pursuitist.com Archives - 20 December 2014, Saturday

  • rt @pursuitist Christmas Trees At Luxury Hotels Around The World #luxury

    Christmas Trees At Luxury Hotels Around The World

    pursuitist.com 18 Dec '14, 5pm

    Christmas is all over the hotel-land too! While most of the hotels are busy dishing out festive feasts, they are also marking the festive celebrations by putting up OTT Christmas trees. With the just a week leading up to Christmas, Pursuitist has rounded up some of the most decorative...

  • rt @pursuitist Cruising The Greek Isles In Style #traveltuesday #luxury

    Cruising The Greek Isles In Style

    pursuitist.com 16 Dec '14, 4pm

    The two-week trip through the length of the Dodecanese islands is scheduled next year from September 19-October 3 2015. The trip left in and out of Turkey. I flew through Istanbul and then connected to Izmir near the southwest coast. If you’ve never been to Istanbul you are missing on...

  • rt @pursuitist The World’s First Tiger Woods Golf Course Opens in Los Cabos #traveltuesday #luxury

    The World's First Tiger Woods Golf Course Opens in Los Cabos

    pursuitist.com 16 Dec '14, 4pm

    Based in Los Angeles, Vicki Arkoff is a contributor for JustLuxe and an editor for Holiday Goddess, the online destination for chic women travelers from the editors of Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Grazia, Conde Nast Traveler, Lonely Planet, and BBC. She's co-author of the bestselling Holiday ...

  • rt @pursuitist Award Winning Jeweler Anthony Camargo Returns with an All-New Brand and Collection #luxury

    Award Winning Jeweler Anthony Camargo Returns with an All-New Brand and Collection

    pursuitist.com 16 Dec '14, 1am

    Sometimes to shine at its most brilliant, a jewel just needs to be reset. Such may be the case with Anthony Camargo, once a partner in the renowned fine jewelry line Anthony Nak — who won both the FGI Rising Star Award and the CFDA Emerging Talent Award, and adorned such celebrities a...

  • rt @pursuitist Pursuitist Road Trip: Cadillac, Bourbon and Baseball. #luxury

    Road Trip: Cadillac, Bourbon and Baseball.

    pursuitist.com 15 Dec '14, 8pm

    Thanks to Mike, our most notable Bourbon discovery of the night was Old Forester. Bottled and sold consistently since 1870 and modestly priced at only about $20 for a 750-ml bottle, Old Forester is highly regarded among Bourbon cognoscenti. According to our bartender, “It’s what all t...

  • rt @pursuitist Aman’s First City Property Opens in Tokyo Next Week #luxury

    Aman's First City Property Opens in Tokyo Next Week

    pursuitist.com 15 Dec '14, 5pm

    Aman will open the brand’s first city property, Aman Tokyo , on Monday December 22nd in the top six floors of the recently-built Otemachi Tower. What is set to be an urban sanctuary high above Tokyo not only marks Aman’s presence in Japan, but is also the inauguration of the brand’s p...

  • rt @pursuitist Naomi Campbell and Jourdan Dunn Front Burberry’s S/S 2015 Campaign #luxury

    Naomi Campbell and Jourdan Dunn Front Burberry's S/S 2015 Campaign

    pursuitist.com 15 Dec '14, 3pm

    Burberry moves over Kate and Cara to make way for two new British models for their latest campaign. Naomi Campbell and Jourdan Dunn lead the British brand’s Summer/Spring 2015 campaign. It is the first time the label has exclusively cast colored female supermodels in a fashion campaig...

  • Lamborghini's $6,000 Smartphone Takes The Most Luxurious Selfie

    pursuitist.com 15 Dec '14, 3pm

    Lamborghini is synonymous to luxury but more commonly to the high-priced supercars! Tonino Lamborghini, the son of Lamborghini founder Ferruccio Lamborghini, has founded the ‘Tonino Lamborghini Style and Accessories’ company for the creation of luxury accessories and design projects w...

  • Christian Louboutin Turns A Lingerie Designer With Dita Von Teese

    pursuitist.com 15 Dec '14, 3pm

    Parisian shoe designer, renowned for red soles, has ventured into designing a much private range of clothing for women. Christian Louboutin has teamed up with American burlesque dancer, model, costume designer Dita Von Teese for a lingerie capsule collection. The duo have designed a s...

  • Five Gifts for the Luxury Food Lover

    pursuitist.com 15 Dec '14, 2pm

    We’ve long been dying to visit Borgo Egnazia , the chic Italian resort where Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel tied the knot back in 2012 . Thanks to the launch of their new experiential learning weeks, we now have a new reason. Treat your favorite chef to five day “nowhere else acad...

  • rt @pursuitist Direct Dish From the Saucy Chef Cut This Week on ABC’s ‘The Taste’ #luxury

    Direct Dish From the Saucy Chef Cut This Week on ABC's 'The Taste'

    pursuitist.com 14 Dec '14, 8pm

    Fans of the ABC’s The Taste , currently airing Season 3, didn’t get to know Lindsey Becker (twitter: @ChefLindseyNYC ) as well as she would have liked. After divulging her private struggle with an eating disorder on the show’s inaugural episode, she explained her resolve to turn aroun...

  • rt @pursuitist Moet & Chandon is the Official Champagne of the Golden Globes for the 24th Year #luxury

    Moet & Chandon is the Official Champagne of the Golden Globes for the 24th Year

    pursuitist.com 13 Dec '14, 4pm

    The announcement came this week when the Golden Globes announced its list of awards nominees at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. In the wee hour of 5 a.m., celebrities awoke to the true breakfast of champions: a champagne toast being televised live to following the announcement of nominees...

  • rt @pursuitist Tips To Turn Holiday Treats Healthy #luxury

    Tips To Turn Holiday Treats Healthy

    pursuitist.com 12 Dec '14, 6pm

    Visions of sugarplums may be dancing in your head, but your conscience is telling you to cut that out. You know that those decadent holiday favorites, but sweet and savory, are loaded with sugar, salt and fat —and that this is the hardest time of year to make healthy choices. But heal...

  • FENDI Takes this Christmas Tree to New Levels of Luxe

    pursuitist.com 12 Dec '14, 6pm

    has something delightfully luxe to get guests in the Christmas spirit this season. They’ve partnered with the FENDI to recreate the same Christmas cheer present at the brand’s Rome headquarters by lighting up a 16-foot tree in the hotel’s inner Piazetta with 350 golden and silver Bagu...

  • rt @pursuitist This is NYC’s Most Expensive Rental EVER #luxury

    This is NYC's Most Expensive Rental EVER

    pursuitist.com 11 Dec '14, 6pm

    At $500k per month, this is NYC’s most expensive rental EVER. A 4800 square foot, six-bedroom 39th floor apartment in the Pierre Hotel on 5th Avenue, with views of Central Park, rented for one month — only the month of December — for half a million dollars. Why is this space — which i...

  • rt @pursuitist Madonna Stars In Versace’s SS15 Campaign #luxury

    Madonna Stars In Versace's SS15 Campaign

    pursuitist.com 09 Dec '14, 3pm

    The Material Girl singer takes over from Lady Gaga as the new face of Versace! Madonna sizzles in front of the lens for the Italian fashion brand’s spring-summer 2015 campaign. Captured by renowned photographers, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, the singer and actress is clad in a fittin...

  • rt @pursuitist The Overhead Compartment with Rebecca Lobo #luxury

    The Overhead Compartment with Rebecca Lobo

    pursuitist.com 09 Dec '14, 3pm

    Our daughters are growing up in an era where women’s sports, particularly basketball, have reached unprecedented heights in popularity and interest. No team is more responsible for that than the University of Connecticut, and no player more than Rebecca Lobo. Like very few women befor...

  • rt @pursuitist Pricey AND Priceless: Ferrari LaFerrari FXX K at $2.7 million, is already sold out #luxury

    Pricey AND Priceless: Ferrari LaFerrari FXX K at $2.7 million, is already sold out

    pursuitist.com 08 Dec '14, 5pm

    Susan Kime's career combines publishing, editorial, and PR/Media Relations. She was the Destination Club/Fractional Update Editor for Elite Traveler, and senior club news correspondent for The Robb Report's Vacation Homes. Her work has been published in Stratos, Luxury Living, Europea...

  • rt @pursuitist Pursuitist Holiday 2014 Gift Guide: Wine & Spirits #luxury

    Holiday 2014 Gift Guide: Wine & Spirits

    pursuitist.com 08 Dec '14, 3pm

    Know that nothing less than ultra-premium or custom will do? We’re all about Caskers, a sleek new website with three products we adore. The brand’s high-end concierge service sources ultra-premium spirits using a personal concierge to find anything you desire. Still not enough? Try th...

  • rt @pursuitist Pursuitist’s Guide to Unique Holiday Travel and Experiences #luxury

    Guide to Unique Holiday Travel and Experiences

    pursuitist.com 08 Dec '14, 12pm

    Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center continue the tradition of A Colonial Christmas with a glimpse of 17th and 18th century holiday traditions with special programs. At the Yorktown Victory Center, guests can hear accounts of Christmas and winter in military encampment...

  • rt @pursuitist Sweet Suites: Aspen’s Hotel Jerome Celebrates 125 Years with $125,000 Packages #luxury

    Sweet Suites: Aspen's Hotel Jerome Celebrates 125 Years with $125,000 Packages

    pursuitist.com 04 Dec '14, 3pm

    and call Hotel Jerome “home” for 125 nights in a Junior King suite, complete with daily breakfast in-room or at Prospect, the hotel restaurant. Each week, you’ll enjoy a custom Auberge Adventure or local experience, including heli-skiing, alpine skiing with Olympians, twilight dog sle...

  • rt @pursuitist Lincoln Adds Premium Sound to its Lineup #luxury

    Lincoln Adds Premium Sound to its Lineup

    pursuitist.com 04 Dec '14, 3pm

    Prized by audiophiles for their uncompromising sound quality and craftsmanship, Revel, a division of Harman Audio, has become one of the most respected names in home entertainment with speakers ranging in cost from $3,000 to over $20,000. They’re able to command such prices because of...

  • Five Luxury Hotel Concierges You Wish You Had Right Now

    pursuitist.com 03 Dec '14, 6pm

    One extreme case of hotel staff with unparalleled local knowledge is the “Gauchos ” (Spanish for cowboys) at The Vines Resort & Spa. From the moment guests arrive at the Mendoza airport, they’re paired with their very own Gaucho. The gauchos are locals who guide guests to experiences ...

  • rt @pursuitist Drinks by the Dram Advent Calendars: The Gift We’d Love to Get #luxury

    Drinks by the Dram Advent Calendars: The Gift We'd Love to Get

    pursuitist.com 03 Dec '14, 3pm

    Growing up, we received our first Christmas gift on December 1 — a chocolate-filled advent calendar where the daily “treat” usually tasted like something that had been left on the shelf at Trader Joe’s too long. Over the years, we’ve seen many creative versions of advent calendars, bu...

  • Holiday Gift Guide: Etiquette & Tipping

    pursuitist.com 02 Dec '14, 9pm

    You’re running around town — or hitting up all of your favorite websites — trying to find the perfect present for every person on your list. But while we hope our expert gift guides have helped with some sensational selections, we also wanted to give some guidance on the etiquette aro...

  • Today's 'Secret' Snap... 47 Supermodels!

    pursuitist.com 01 Dec '14, 3pm

    Today’s ‘Secret’ Snap… 47 Supermodels! By Kate Michael in Style Women Ahead of Tuesday’s annual runway extravaganza at London’s Earl’s Court, the Victoria’s Secret models posed outside the Victoria’s Secret store on Bond Street this morning. Among them were fifteen IMG-repped models —...

  • Philippe Starck X Louis Roederer Champagne

    pursuitist.com 01 Dec '14, 3pm

    French designer Philippe Starck has branched out into the world of champagne in his latest venture, partnering with French producer Louis Roederer’s cellar master Jean Baptiste Lecaillon to create the Cuvée Brut Nature 2006. Modeling the champagne’s character after that of river wines...

  • rt @pursuitist The $45 Million Dollar Thangka #luxury

    The $45 Million Dollar Thangka

    pursuitist.com 30 Nov '14, 5pm

    Susan Kime's career combines publishing, editorial, and PR/Media Relations. She was the Destination Club/Fractional Update Editor for Elite Traveler, and senior club news correspondent for The Robb Report's Vacation Homes. Her work has been published in Stratos, Luxury Living, Europea...

  • Piano From "Casablanca" Sells For $3.4 Million

    pursuitist.com 28 Nov '14, 4am

    “The piano Ingrid Bergman was close to when she delivered one of Hollywood’s unforgettable lines: “Play it, Sam. Play ‘As Time Goes By.’ ” It is the short little upright from Rick’s Café Américain in the movie “Casablanca.” And it has become the stuff of very expensive dreams. It was ...

  • Hermès Unveils Le Parfum de la Maison Reverie Collection by Celine Ellena -

    pursuitist.com 28 Nov '14, 4am

    There are three families of perfumed objects designed by Bardet that carry the scents: a paper origami horse, a ceramic pebble and a candle bowl (available in a further choice of three sizes). The collection was mixed by Céline Ellena, daughter of Jean-Claude Ellena, the head of fragr...