pursuitist.com Archives - 04 August 2015, Tuesday

  • rt @pursuitist The Future is Now: Lexus Unveils a Real Hoverboard #luxury

    The Future is Now: Lexus Unveils a Real Hoverboard

    pursuitist.com 03 Aug '15, 4pm

    It’s 2015, the year Marty McFly zoomed ahead to the technologically-advanced new age in “Back to the Future,” yet we’re still waiting for our own personal jetpacks and hoverboards. Well, the luxury automotive brand Lexus isn’t waiting. The geniuses at America’s favorite luxury automot...

  • rt @pursuitist A $1,500 Rum With a Charitable Twist #luxury

    A $1,500 Rum With a Charitable Twist

    pursuitist.com 02 Aug '15, 2pm

    A $1,500 Rum With a Charitable Twist By McLean Robbins in Epicurean Rum aficionados, unite. Brugal Rum has just released their newest (and one of their most expensive) blends, Papá Andrés Alegría. The 2015 edition, a blend from the family’s private reserve, was created by master blend...

  • A Luxe Horse Racing Experience in a Private Italian Palace

    pursuitist.com 01 Aug '15, 2pm

    includes an overnight stay at the Rosewood hotel, including complimentary daily breakfast, exclusive access to a private, historic palace in Siena overlooking the Piazza del Campo square on August 15 th and 16th to view the Palio Horse race and all events leading up to it, while enjoy...

  • The "Pie Whisperer" Returns to Paw's Up

    pursuitist.com 31 Jul '15, 1pm

    Kate McDermott (aka “The Pie Whisperer”), and James Beard Award-Winning Chef Mindy Segal, former pastry chef for Charlie Trotter are hosting a four-day event where by day, guests will experience pie making and baking with Kate, cookie and pastry workshops with Mindy, and wide range of...

  • rt @pursuitist Aman Announces New Japan Property for 2016 #luxury

    Aman Announces New Japan Property for 2016

    pursuitist.com 31 Jul '15, 1pm

    It’s an exciting few months for luxury resort brand Aman – on the heels of their planned Dominican Republic property opening in late 2015 , the brand has announced plans to open Amanemu in Ise Shima National Park in Honsu’s Mie Profecture, central Japan in the first quarter of 2016. I...

  • rt @pursuitist Christian Louboutin Experience Offered At Upper House Hotel In Hongkong #luxury

    Christian Louboutin Experience Offered At Upper House Hotel In Hongkong

    pursuitist.com 30 Jul '15, 11am

    Christian Louboutin heads to The Upper House hotel in Hongkong to indulge fashion-loving guests with two exclusive room packages. The French luxury fashion house and the highly individualized intimate luxury hotel have teamed up to indulge guests with red-sole experiences. Available f...

  • Five of the Most Awesome Resorts to Take Your Appetite

    pursuitist.com 29 Jul '15, 9pm

    Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain (Scottsdale, Ariz.) has a “Mi Casa, Mi Chef” package that takes the relationship between diner and chef to new dimensions. Guests will gather inspiration from Sanctuary’s Mountainside Estates’ picturesque panoramic while working hand-in-hand with a Sanc...

  • rt @pursuitist Gigi Hadid Fronts Max Mara’s Fall Campaign #luxury

    Gigi Hadid Fronts Max Mara’s Fall Campaign -

    pursuitist.com 29 Jul '15, 12pm

    This fall, Gigi Hadid is all over the place facing the lenses for top brands all by herself or with her sister Bella Hadid . The latest fall campaign fronted by the model of the season is for Max Mara. Gigi Hadid has already walked for the luxury Italian fashion house’s runway show an...

  • rt @pursuitist The Pogues create their own Irish Whiskey #luxury

    The Pogues create their own Irish Whiskey

    pursuitist.com 29 Jul '15, 4am

    The Pogues, led by singer/songwriter Shane MacGowan, rose to prominence in the 1980s with their rousing mix of traditional Irish music and punk rock. The foray into libations is a natural step, said John O’Connell, co-founder of West Cork Distillers, the band’s distilling partner. “Th...

  • rt @pursuitist Kaitlyn Bristowe’s $150,000 “Bachelorette” Engagement Ring Is Priciest In Show’s History #luxury

    Kaitlyn Bristowe's $150,000 "Bachelorette" Engagement Ring Is Priciest In Show's History

    pursuitist.com 29 Jul '15, 2am

    Kaitlyn Bristowe’s $150,000 “Bachelorette” Engagement Ring Is Priciest In Show’s History By McLean Robbins in Style Women Yesterday, “The Bachelorette” Kaitlyn Bristowe accepted Shawn Booth’s proposal with the aid of a 3.5-carat, brilliant diamond stunner surrounded by 160 smaller dia...

  • How to Live the Rockstar Life in the Birthplace of Rock N' Roll

    pursuitist.com 28 Jul '15, 8pm

    Overnight accommodations in The Madison’s Presidential Suite — the largest suite in the hotel — featuring two bedrooms, a living room, a Jacuzzi tub, a specialty wine reserve and rockstar views of the Mississippi River. State-of-the-art Bowers & Wilkins P7 headphones for grooving duri...

  • rt @pursuitist The Overhead Compartment With Patrick Kerney #luxury

    The Overhead Compartment With Patrick Kerney

    pursuitist.com 28 Jul '15, 3pm

    The sound, the cheering, the boos, the roar, they are like no other. Until recently, The Guinness Book of World Records said it was one of the loudest stadiums in the world. And that noise, that deafening roar, was among the main reasons Patrick Kerney couldn’t wait to get to Seattle....

  • Of History And Mystery: Pursuitist Travels To The Catherine Palace, Near St. Petersburg, Russia

    pursuitist.com 28 Jul '15, 3pm

    The city was conceptualized by Peter the Great, on a marshy river delta of all places, in 1703. Though many thought he had lost his mind, the hard work of creating a city from marshy bogs was completed more or less, in 1712. Today, the city is full of canals, with the Neva River flowi...

  • rt @pursuitist Manolo Blahnik Debuts Bejeweled Bag Collection #luxury

    Manolo Blahnik Debuts Bejeweled Bag Collection

    pursuitist.com 28 Jul '15, 2pm

    Renowned for his footwear designs, Blahnik announced the inspiration for debuting his dazzling handbag line, “I am always inspired by beautiful women from the past and present, so when I thought about doing a collection of bags, I was sure they were going to be evening bags for the wo...

  • rt @pursuitist Pursuitist Q&A: The Changing Face of Hotel Technology #luxury

    Q&A: The Changing Face of Hotel Technology

    pursuitist.com 28 Jul '15, 1pm

    Incentient technology provides meaningful information to the staff of a hotel allowing them to better anticipate needs. For example, when guests tap our screen to order additional towels, housekeeping is notified to bring the additional towels. However, the magic is in understanding t...

  • 1921 Gucci Cafe Opens Up As The World's First Gucci Restaurant In Shanghai

    pursuitist.com 28 Jul '15, 12pm

    The latest fashion house to jump into food business is Gucci. The Italian fashion and leather goods brand has thrown the doors of 1921 Gucci Cafe, the world’s first Gucci restaurant in Shanghai. Dubbed, 1921 Gucci Cafe, after the year of the label’s foundation, it is located on the fo...

  • rt @pursuitist Own a piece of television history in the “Mad Men” auction #luxury

    Own a piece of television history in the "Mad Men" auction

    pursuitist.com 28 Jul '15, 5am

    “Mad Men,” which followed the professional and personal lives of Madison Avenue advertising men and women during the 1960s, is one of the most honored series in television history, acclaimed for its brilliantly drawn characters and its historical authenticity in costume and design. Th...

  • rt @pursuitist Gigi Hadid Is The Face Of Topshop’s Fall Campaign #luxury

    Gigi Hadid Is The Face Of Topshop’s Fall Campaign -

    pursuitist.com 27 Jul '15, 5pm

    Gigi Hadid fronts the fall campaign of Topshop. The 20 year old American fashion model and TV personality has already modeled for brands like Balmain,Tom Ford and Chanel. Daughter of model and reality star Yolanda Foster and close friend of Kendall Jenner, Gigi is rising fast as fashi...

  • Makanyane Safari Lodge Opens In South Africa

    pursuitist.com 27 Jul '15, 3pm

    Named for the African wild dog indigenous to the surrounding South African landscape, Makanyane features just eight exclusive glass-fronted suites hidden in the lush riverside forest. Constructed from local stone, wood and thatch, the stylish main lodge is on the edge of a ravine over...

  • Daily Dream Home: Little Hawkins Island

    pursuitist.com 27 Jul '15, 1pm

    Located just off Sea Island (and part of the prestigious Cloisters resort community) this award-winning private island surrounded by marshland offers gorgeous water views and deep water access. Perfect for the privacy seeker, you’ll get to your three-acre paradise by 110-foot concrete...

  • rt @pursuitist Salma Hayek’s Hollywood Hills Home Is Up For $10,000 Per Month #luxury

    Salma Hayek's Hollywood Hills Home Is Up For $10,000 Per Month

    pursuitist.com 27 Jul '15, 10am

    The fully furnished California ranch-style residence in L.A.’s celeb-packed Outpost Estates neighborhood was built in 1960s. The single-story abode holds four bedrooms and three bathrooms under its gentle slope roof. Spreading 2,874 square feet and nestled on a 25,260-square-foot prop...

  • rt @pursuitist Bag Of The Week – Prada Inside Bag #luxury

    Bag Of The Week - Prada Inside Bag

    pursuitist.com 27 Jul '15, 10am

    Let us take a look inside our bag of the week! Prada Inside Bag is an iconic new design with a secret Prada twist at its core as it holds a carefully concealed twin bag within its supple architecture. Designed by Prada, it is playful and seductive as well as graceful and subversive at...

  • rt @pursuitist Kors Vodka releases three limited edition bottles costing up to $24,500 #luxury

    Kors Vodka releases three limited edition bottles costing up to $24,500

    pursuitist.com 27 Jul '15, 4am

    High-end luxury vodka label, Kors Vodka has released three different, handmade limited edition bottles costing up to $24,500. The vodka is available exclusively through their new corporate gift program. “We’re excited to be revealing the first luxury vodka business program. All our bo...

  • rt @pursuitist Own (A Piece of) Ferrari #luxury

    Own (A Piece of) Ferrari

    pursuitist.com 25 Jul '15, 7pm

    Ferrari has filed the paperwork necessary to be traded on the New York Stock Exchange, meaning it’s closer than ever to an IPO. According to Luxury Society , CEO Sergio Marchionne thinks Ferrari will be worth “at least” $11 billion dollars set up on New York Stock Exchange, which will...

  • 6 great restaurants to explore on your next trip to #NOLA: @Pursuitist

    The Best Restaurants Of New Orleans

    pursuitist.com 25 Jul '15, 3pm

    The name—the French word for pig— says it all. From fried boudin to Lousiana pulled pork, Cajun eatery Cochon has pork lovers covered. The boudin balls are served with stone ground mustard and pickled peppers that are the most lovingly made finger food in the history of mankind. The L...

  • rt @pursuitist Cate Blanchett For Giorgio Armani Fragrance Si #luxury

    Cate Blanchett For Giorgio Armani Fragrance Si

    pursuitist.com 25 Jul '15, 2pm

    Actress Cate Blanchett is continuing her role as the face of the Giorgio Armani fragrance Si with a new campaign set to launch in September. Giorgio Armani has revealed behind-the-scenes images of the campaign, which will be out on September 13. Filmed in Australia, the new campaign w...

  • rt @pursuitist Saudi King Brings 1000-Person Entourage On French Riviera Vacation #luxury

    Saudi King Brings 1000-Person Entourage On French Riviera Vacation

    pursuitist.com 25 Jul '15, 2pm

    King Salman of Saudi Arabia arrives in France on Saturday for a Riviera holiday, with the closure of the beach in front of his villa incensing local residents. While the king’s three-week visit with an entourage of nearly 1,000 is a boon for the local economy, the closure of a public ...

  • Inside Brasserie Barbès, Paris -

    pursuitist.com 24 Jul '15, 1pm

    Brasserie Barbès is the latest and most sought-after address in Paris to dine and sip wine. The new eatery and lounge in the French capital nestles in the heart of the multiethnic, cross-cultural neighborhood of Boulevard Barbès in the 18th arrondissement of Paris. WWD reports that Al...

  • The Gift Of Family Friendly, Part 2: 36 Hours In Las Vegas

    pursuitist.com 24 Jul '15, 1pm

    It was a meaningful trip with my son, his wife and their two boys, ages four and six. Though I have been a travel journalist for many years, I had never taken family on any assignments. But they were an engaged family, one that included their boys in many activities. My article, calle...

  • rt @pursuitist Louis Vuitton’s Signature V Stands Out In Fall 2015 Shoes Collection #luxury

    Louis Vuitton's Signature V Stands Out In Fall 2015 Shoes Collection

    pursuitist.com 24 Jul '15, 12pm

    Louis Vuitton’s V fashion jewelry collection added bling to your ears, neckline, wrists as well as fingers. The iconic emblem heads to the floor to make a V-statement on Louis Vuitton Women’s Shoe collection for Fall 2015. Elegant sandals, wedge mules and flat shoes in suede baby goat...