motor yachts
$ Price on request

Sunseeker Predator 84 for Charter in Ibiza

Mooring: Marina Botafoch Ibiza Length overall: 26.48 m. Maximum Beam: 6.34 m. Depth: 1.45 m. Engines: Mtu 2x2.650 cv Consumes diesel : 600 l/h Cruz/max: 24/ 38 knots. Party: 12 Day/ 8 night Cabins: 4 cabins (2 double, 2 twin) Bathrooms : 4 Guest toilet Crew: 1+2 ( all the Crew speaks Spanish & fluent English) Equipment throughout: TV, Hi-Fi amassing Bose surround system. Wifi free on board. Hydraulic bathing platform. TENDERS&TOYS: Jet rib,Donut,Wakeboard,Water skies,Snorkel equipment, etc,... A Jet Ski and the famous SeaBob can be ordered for rent Daily Price: May-June 6.800€ / July-August 7.800€ / Sep-Oct 6.800€ Iva(21%) + APA+ fuel+ Mooring out of base harbour NOT included Exclusive CONCIERGE Service available

bracelets
$ 71500

Ace Fine Jewelry Eternity bracelet 14,40 ct 750WG

This exquisite jewel has been handmade by our goldsmiths in 18 carat white gold. This Ace Fine Jewelry Eternity bracelet, a so-called tennis bracelet, is set with 36 natural brilliant cut diamonds each of 0.40 carat with G-color and VSi-clarity, totalling more than 14 carat. The excellent diamonds are calibrated and hand-picked especially for this unique jewel. Reference: 40BRACELET1440

watches
$ 17750

Breguet Classique Serpetine Power Reserve 750WG

The Breguet Serpetine is a classical gentlemen's wristwatch in the typical Breguet-style. It features a regulator-type display, with the hours being indicated on a sub dial at 9:00, while the minutes are indicated from the center. A 'serpetine' hand, also mounted on the central axis, shows the date, while a power reserve indicator is found at 3:15. The case of the Breguet Serpetine Power Reserve measures 36.3mm across and it is executed in white gold. Please note, the watch does come with the original box and papers. Ace Jewelers is not an authorised Breguet dealer. This is a pre-owned watch

private real estate
$ 3300000

Luxury new villa with seaview and sunset in Ibiza

Newly built villas in a exclusive gated community close to the beach and located between near Sant Josep at the west coast. Living space 455 m2 6 bedrooms 12 sleeping beds 5 bathrooms 2 parking spaces 3 terraces 16m infinity pool Internet WIFI First-class interior Sea view. Spacious terraces in front of the living and master bedroom Open all windows and have a feeling of freedom and comfort Dining and living area with a big 65 6 king-size beds 200 x 200 cm with comfortable mattresse Gym SPA

private real estate
$ 4600000

IBIZA villa on oceanfront views

Newly built 4 bedroom villa located on the oceanfront at Es Cubells, with stunning views of the sea & Formentera. It is finished to a high standard. The 4 en-suite bedrooms have spacious bathrooms with air con throughout. The décor with old wooden dining tables, white leather sofas, a flat screen TV and iPod dock. The kitchen has been newly refurbished. The villa has a large pool terrace leading to the open plan living, barbeque and sun loungers. There is a fantastic outside space at this villa that includes a large pool with a sun terrace, an outdoor dining area with plenty of sun beds, and also 50 m² of covered porch with an outdoor shower.

private real estate
$ 1600000

340m2 House in the heart of Ibiza.

Close to the wall of the Ibiza castle, 3 floors, 5 bedrooms, 2 terraces and 80m2 of typical Spanish patio. 2 entrance, independent apartment. Sea views to the harbours and Ibiza town.

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20 Jun
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Charity dinner picnic Faubourg Saint-Germain

PICNIC OF FAUBOURG SAINT-GERMAIN TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2017 at 8 pm Corner Boulevard Raspail and rue de Grenelle Paris VII. Parking Montalembert. VIP area LACURE OFFICINE: White dress of rigor & photocall. 16th edition. Charity dinner for "Hand in Hand". Concert live on stage of the singers: J Lyse, Sandrine Gameiro, Fred Actone, Thomas Douarec, Twems, Atika Mawal, Christopher Chaffaix, Dee Ray. Artistic direction Elena Mora. Technical Director Marc Campanella. Tropical menu of the Chef Mauricien winner of the Marmite d Or 2015, sitting in reserved places. Friendly and festive dinner in the privatized streets, tombola. Between the boutiques of prestigious brands, 1,200 people are expected in this mythical district of fashion and Sciences Po. Limited places, no registration on site. Dinner drinks included, place reserved, concert = 55 Euros Champagne after dinner Infos: michelsoyer @ orange.fr cell: 06 27 13 76 88

Fashion & Design
27 May '17

Rafael Nadal's New Richard Mille RM 27-03 Watch

Richard Mille and tennis star Rafael Nadal took on the challenge of an on-court watch nine years ago and haven’t looked back. Now, the duo announces the next generation in performance and luxury watches with the new Richard Mille RM 27-03. This model sports not only an exclusivity factor and price tag to match but also the most cutting edge watch technology to stay lightweight, shock resistant and perform under the most nerve racking situations.Since Richard Mille insists that brand ambassadors wear its product during play, the RM 27-03 flaunts the ability to withstand up to 10,000 g’s of force, resistance on another level which matches the intensity of the nine-time French Open champion. In addition, the palette of red, orange and yellow on the watch are a direct homage to the red clay courts of Roland Garros and the crown is meant to look like a tennis ball. Also the tourbillon motif dial looks like the horns of a bull, Rafa’s logo.The Richard Mille RM 27-03 will retail for $750,000 USD and be limited to only 50 pieces. Watch aficionados and Nadal fans can learn more at Richard Mille’s website and watch the French Open, which has already started and runs until June 10.

rings
$ 125000

emerald and diamond cluster ring

A Colombian emerald and diamond cluster ring An emerald and diamond cluster ring, the oval mixed-cut Columbian emerald measuring 15.33 x 10.17 x 5.28mm and weighing 5.91 carats accompanied by SSEF report number:48954 stating the stone to be of Columbian origin, four claw set to an old brilliant-cut diamond surround with baguette-cut diamond to either side, the diamonds estimated to weigh a total of 1.1 carats in total claw set to a platinum mount with scroll design gallery, hallmarked platinum London 2015, bearing the Bentley and Skinner sponsor mark, gross weight 8.3 grams. Bentley and Skinner 55 Piccadilly London W1J 0DX Telephone: 020 7629 0651 Fax: 020 7491 1030 Email: info@bentley-skinner.co.uk

Art & Culture
25 May '17

The New Art Economy: Primavera De Filippi

By Etienne Verbist Primavera De Filippi: "As an artist, I try to challenge the current state of the world..."Primavera De Filippi: "As an academic, I try to understand the current state of the world and I struggle to develop a theoretical framework that can explain the way things work. As an artist, I try to challenge the current state of the world, in a continuous attempt to expand the boundaries of is deemed possible today."Etienne Verbist: Who are you and what do you do?Primavera De Filippi: Permanent researcher at the CNRS in Paris, working on the legal aspects of blockchain technology. Faculty associate at Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. Co-founder and Director of COALA, an international non-profit organization aimed at understanding the interplay between blockchain and the law. Legal expert for Creative Commons France. Part-time artist, using the artistic medium to illustrate and challenge my research.EVB: What’s your goal? WHY do you do what you do ?PDF: As an academic, I try to understand the current state of the world and I struggle to develop a theoretical framework that can explain the way things work. As an artist, I try to challenge the current state of the world, in a continuous attempt to expand the boundaries of is deemed possible today.All of my artistic production is informed by my academic research. I use art as a tool to illustrate the findings of my research, but also —and most importantly— as a means to challenge the law and underline the drawbacks and/or limitations of the current regulatory framework. In the past, given my academic research on the legal issues of copyright law in the digital world, most of my artistic production was intended as a means to transpose in the physical world the challenges faced by copyright law in the digital world. Today, as the focus of my research has shifted towards investigating the legal challenges raised (and faced) by blockchain technologies, the Plantoidrepresents an exemplification of the new opportunities provided by these new technologies, as well as the legal concerns that might arise from their widespread deployment. EVB: What is your dream project?PDF: My dream project is an art piece that is able to reproduce itself on its own, untethered from me or any other artist. This is what motivated the creation of the Plantoid, as “blockchain-based lifeforms” that is (1) autonomous, (2) self-sustainable, and (3) capable of reproducing itself.My dream is to show that it is nowadays possible to shift away from traditional conception of copyright law, which is based on the notion of scarcity and exclusivity.  With blockchain technology, the model of copyright can be shifted around. Instead of funding an artist, with the expectation that this artist will continue to produce new works that we enjoy, it now becomes possible to fund directly the art piece itself, which will be in charge of selecting and hiring the artists that will be responsible for its reproduction. This model goes, therefore, one step beyond the traditional logic of Open Source, in that the art piece actually acquires a life on its own, and is able to evolve independently of the will of the original author. EVB: What role does the artist have in society?PDF: I see artists as explorers constantly trying to push the boundaries of reality. As a new technology has come up, it is natural for artists to be the first one to experiment with these new technologies, to try and integrate them into their art and discover new applications of the technology that had not been thought of before. Artists have the ability to innovate in ways that are not commercially viable and are therefore often ignored by most commercial ventures. For my part, I believe that the blockchain provides a whole new set of opportunities for artists to experiment with new business models, and the Plantoid is just an example of what I consider to be a new model of funding the production of art —a model that could potentially be applied by analogy to many other sectors of activity that require the creation of resources of public or collective utility.EVB: What themes do you pursue?PDF: I have been researching the legal implications of blockchain technologies, with a focus on Ethereum and smart contracts for over 2 years now, and I was always fascinated by the ability to deploy software on the blockchain that runs autonomously and can no longer be shut down, or controlled by anyone. Given my research on the legal challenges of blockchain technologies, I wanted to illustrate one of the most revolutionary—and yet still unexplored—aspects of blockchain technology: the ability to create “blockchain-based lifeforms”, i.e. algorithmic entities that are (1) autonomous, (2) self-sustainable, and (3) capable of reproducing themselves. These new types of entities are difficult to apprehend for most people. The Plantoid is an attempt at using the artistic medium to illustrate the inner workings of a blockchain, helping people better understand the potential benefits and challenges of this emergent technology.EVB: What’s your favorite art work?Jean TinguelyEVB: What memorable responses have you had to your work?PDF: The best responses I had thus far is when people come to me to say thank you, because the Plantoid has enabled them to understand, or at least visualize this particular feature of a blockchain that they were unable to grasp until then, i.e. the potential of creating autonomous and self-sufficient entities that operate on their own and are capable of reproducing themselves. People are grateful because they finally get a sense of what this is all about, and interacting with an actual physical instantiation of the notion of a DAO (Distributed Autonomous Organization) is something that is really helpful to them.EVB: What role does art funding have?PDF : I believe the public sector should provide more grants for emergent artists, especially those experimenting with digital technologies, but it is also important that artists find a way to fund themselves independently of governmental subsidies. As an advocate for Creative Commons, I think it is crucial to identify innovative business models that do not rely on the scarcity and exclusivity inherent in the copyright regime.I am convinced that blockchain technology will play an important role in the elaboration of these new business models.One obvious application of blockchain technology that could benefit artists is the opportunity for anyone to set up a system of micro-tipping or micro-donations without having to pay any of the fees that most payment systems require. Another related opportunity of blockchain technology is the ability for artists to set up crowdfunding campaigns that are managed solely and exclusively code, without any intermediary operator managing the relationship between the artists and their backers. Besides, with the blockchain, artists can grant every one of their backers with equity in their works, for them to subsequently enjoy a share of the profits that will ultimately be generated by these works. Finally, blockchain technologies can be used to bypass traditional collecting society, whose interests are often not aligned with that of the artists, to set up new and automated systems for collecting royalties from the public in such a way that the royalties fees are automatically redistributed to different artists in proportion to their actual contribution to the work.EVB: What research do you do? As a legal researcher, I have been working on exploring the legal implications of decentralized applications for many years now, and as soon as Bitcoin came out, I became extremely interested in investigating the challenges and opportunities provided by blockchain technology. I could see the technology as providing an enormous potential for decentralization and disintermediation, and decided to focus most of my research on studying its benefits and challenges for the legal system. I am particularly interested in exploring the interplay between smart contracts and legal contracts, and as well as the new challenges raised by the advent of Decentralized Autonomous Organizations, which operate autonomously on the blockchain (in that they do not need, nor heed their creators) and which are self-sufficient (in that they can charge users for the services they provide, in order to pay for the resources they need). To the extent that these algorithmic entities can posses digital assets (e.g. cryptocurrency) and hold specific rights and obligations, how can the legal system interact with these system? Shall they be granted some form of legal recognition or even legal personality? The plantoid is my first attempt at implementing a DAO in the physical world, in order to address the issues..EVB: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?PDF:  “You never fail, until you stop trying”EVB: What is the role of the people, the crowd in your project?PDF: People are an essential part of the Plantoid project, in that they are necessary to ensure its reproduction. Indeed, Even if it is completely autonomous, a Plantoid cannot reproduce itself on its own. It requires the help of third parties to support them in the reproduction process. Just like traditional plants often rely on third parties—like butterfly or bees—to support them in the pollination process, Plantoids rely on the cooperation of human beings, acting as symbiotic agents assisting the Plantoids in the process of instantiating themselves into a new physical form. EVB: How can they participate in your project?PDF: The reproduction process of a plantoid can be distinguished into three different parts:(1)  Capitalisation phase: this is the phase in which the Plantoid will try to seduce people and lure them into sending Bitcoins. (2)  Mating phase: this is the phase in which the Plantoid will try to identify the right group of people that they each want to ‘mate’ with. Hence, when it is time for reproduction, a Plantoid will open a call for bids, inviting artists and programmers to submit a proposition as to how they envision to instantiate the next Plantoid.However, the Plantoid cannot judge the artistic merit and intellectual value of these propositions. It thus relies on the help of human beings to advice as to what is the most appropriate and suitable proposal.(3) Commission phase: this is where the Plantoid will transfer all of its Bitcoins to hire the people who submitted the winning proposal, who will thereby be commissioned to engage in the production.EVB: The crowd economy creates meaningful experiences and shared value, how do you see it for your work?PDF: When it comes to commissioning a work, everyone who has contributed to the funding of the Plantoid will be asked to vote on the merits of the proposals received by the Plantoid during the open call. Votes are done by sending micro-transactions on the Bitcoin blockchain to the public address that uniquely identifies each proposal. Of course, every vote will be weighted by the amount of funds that each party has effectively contributed. EVB: CO-Creation and participation are emphasized in the crowd economy and communities take an active stake in crafting positive futures.PDF :Given the characteristics of the reproduction process, the evolution of Plantoids will follow a Darwinist approach. Different artists will implement different kinds of Plantoids, whose phenotypes will attract different types of donors—either because of their aesthetic beauty (i.e. their body) or because of the underlying economic incentives and governance rules underpinning their operations (i.e. their soul). Every Plantoid will therefore evolve or expand into multiple branches or species, each with their own characteristics. From a Darwinian perspective, the reproduction of each and every Plantoid is based on an evolutionary algorithm, with multiple Plantoids experimenting with new physical characteristics, but also diverse personalities and governance structures depending on their environment. The popularity of each species will ultimately depend on the degree to which they are appreciated by the people surrounding them.EVB: In which part of the new economy are you active?PDF: #1 Crowd Currencies#3 Equity-Based Crowdfunding#6 Co-Creation#10 Online Communities#11 Mass Collaboration#12 Open Innovation#13 Crowd Intelligence==Primavera De Filippi is a permanent researcher at the CNRS in Paris and faculty associate at the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard, where she is investigating the concept of governance-by-design as it relates to blockchain technologies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, etc.Primavera holds a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence. She is a member of the Global Future Council on Blockchain Technologies at the World Economic Forum, as well as the founder of the Internet Governance Forum’s dynamic coalitions on Blockchain Technology (COALA).In addition to her academic research, Primavera acts as a legal expert for Creative Commons in France and sits on the stakeholder board of the P2P Foundation. By Etienne Verbist  Etienne Verbist is an authority in the field of crowd sourcing, disruptive business modelling and disruptive art. After a well filled career with companies such as GE, Etienne was an early adopter of crowd sourcing. Etienne is manager Europe and Africa for Crowd Sourcing Week, a board advisor to a broad range of companies on innovation and new technology, curator of the Disruptive Art Museum – the smallest museum in the world – and columnist for Artdependence Magazine.

10 Jun
CH, Array

Geneva Polo + Party

Geneva Polo CLub Invites you to join the Season Open Cup Polo + Party! RSVP: events@genevapolo.com

Fashion & Design
25 May '17

Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working

The inspiration is like a princess, kidnapped by a fierce dragon, which frighten all designers. Its´ hard to find it... and even harder to overcome the difficult challenge of defeating the beast and rescuing the heiress of the kingdom. In the creative maelstrom that absorbed me, of hundreds of sketches, strokes, colors and textures... The name of my next collection escaped from me, like grains of sand between the fingers. That denomination that chooses you, that is waiting for you, timidly, without daring to speak to you, until you deserve to discover it.PBut in the end, persevering ... I found it !!!. On this occasion, my muse was much more hidden than usual ... to the point that I knew her all my life, but I did not know her name! Did you ever, on the point of falling asleep, felt a sudden falling sensation and woke up Hit with a spasm? Yes, right? Well you have found the name of our next spring / summer 2017 collection:HYPNAGOGIC HALLUCINATION by Amor Guerrero.

Business
23 May '17

The Booms and Busts of American Luxury

The Booms and Busts of American LuxuryWhile Europe’s luxury houses play a long game, working hard to maintain the perception of exclusivity, America’s largest luxury businesses tend to follow a turbulent cool/not cool cycle.NEW YORK, United States — Today’s luxury market is about maintaining the illusion of exclusivity, while selling units by the millions. Shatter the illusion and brand cachet is lost — and with it goes growth, margin and, ultimately, value. While Europe’s luxury houses play a long game, working hard to maintain the perception of exclusivity, America’s large luxury players have adopted a different approach altogether, sprinting to sell as much as possible, as fast as possible, then suffering the consequences.Indeed, the US luxury industry tends to follow a cool/not cool cycle: a brand is suddenly perceived as cool; the company goes all-out to distribute as widely as possible; revenues shoot up, followed by returns; then the brand becomes ubiquitous and is no longer cool. This has resulted in a luxury model based on higher off-price engagement, broader distribution and lower entry-level price points than is generally found in Europe. The financial returns can be exhilarating: analysis of the figures show fantastic progression among US luxury companies during the early years of this century, with returns on invested capital (ROIC) attaining heights unknown to European players. Then came the inevitable crash, sending returns at almost all US luxury companies back to the levels of the early 2000s.This makes American luxury goods stocks volatile as they tend to trade on quarterly results. Fundamental investors interested in medium- to long-term prospects would need to bet on entering share positions when valuations, revenues and profits are at rock-bottom levels, when brands have purged the excesses of the previous cycle, in the hope that new management is able to ignite a new boom (and bust) cycle. Of course, buying into a brand before its initial rise is ideal. But at this early stage in a company’s life-cycle, hits are rarely easy to identify and the investment could fail.The American luxury company whose model is closest to the European model is Tiffany. Its brand equity, especially outside the USA, is very strong. The company is not without its shortcomings, but these do not seem impossible to address: poor in-store merchandising, poor in-store experience, poor “exclusivity pretence.” There are also a number of avenues for creating value, for example, differentiated retail concepts for jewellery and silver — which could work well online — and developing its designer jewellery and watches offering.The appointment of a new CEO to replace Frederic Cumenal, who stepped down in February, could usher in a new era for Tiffany and bring an end to the tug-of-war on strategic direction. At the same time, the company’s strong brand equity and untapped potential makes Tiffany an appealing takeover target for a large European player, especially given the prospect of a US “border adjustment tax.”Of the rest, Coach is probably the most interesting company in the US soft luxury space. The company seems intent on revitalising its core brand while acquiring new assets that could drive fresh growth. Yet Coach is still highly dependent on its off-price business and so still tied to the short-cycle world.Ralph Lauren’s experiment in injecting new “mass fashion” life into the decaying designer business model seems to have failed. Former H&M executive Stefan Larsson, who held the role of CEO at Ralph Lauren for less than two years, is now gone and we are back to square one. Meanwhile, Michael Kors seems close to the bottom — at least in terms of its stockmarket value — and the company seems likely to remain there for some time before there is any hope of another meteoric return.By: www.businessoffashion.com

31 May
NL, Array

Ontmoet Adwise op E-Commerce live

Kom naar E-commerce Live en bezoek onze round table sessions! Nog één week tot Emerce E-commerce Live! Een dag die bol staat van trends, best tactics en innovaties op het gebied van e-commerce. We zijn gevraagd om de genomineerde case van de DIA awards te presenteren in round table sessions. Dit is dé kans om jouw vragen te stellen aan ons over de case en met experts gericht van gedachten te kunnen wisselen. Je kunt je nu vooraf inschrijven voor deze en andere round table sessions. Ga hiervoor naar: http://ecommercelive.nl/, bestel je tickets en meld je aan!

Travel & Events
23 May '17

GALVANO GROUP- EXPERIENCES COLLECTION

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24 / 26 Jul
MC, Array

Monaco Growth Forums Summer Edition

Monaco Growth Forums Summer Edition at The Metropole Hotel in Monte Carlo, Monaco July 24th-26th, 2017 Present your company at the Summer Edition of Monaco Growth Forums at the 5-Star Metropole Hotel in Monte Carlo on July 24th-26th, 2017. Now in its 7th Edition! Be one of only 14 Presenting Companies to meet with over 150 investors at this 2-day conference which includes a 30-minute Presentation, Up to 18 One to One Meetings, 2 Cocktail Receptions, 2 Luncheons and one Gala Dinner. CLICK HERE to see the full schedule. DATE: Monday Evening July 24th - Wednesday, July 26th COST: $8900 - Early Bird Rate through May 31st; $9900 thereafter. PLACE: The Metropole Hotel in the heart of Monte Carlo. HOTEL SPECIAL RATES: The Metropole Hotel

25 May / 28 Jul
GB, Array

Cartier in Motion, DESIGN MUSEUM, LONDON

the DESIGN MUSEUM, LONDON Cartier in Motion Exhibition from 25 May to 28 July 2017 Curated by Norman Foster, the exhibition Cartier in Motion explores the creativity of Cartier and design. In telling the story of Cartier watchmaking and the invention of the modern wristwatch, Foster factors in the determining role of the sea change in society at the turn of the 20th century. Amidst upheavals in art, architecture, travel and lifestyles, the traces of a new world could be glimpsed. The 170 exhibits are primarily pieces from the Cartier Collection as well as loans from the Collection of the Monaco Princely Palace Collection, the Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace at Le Bourget airport and the Rockefeller Center in New York. Extracts from a scrapbook found in the Cartier Archives complement the exhibits with insights into the research work of designers at the Maison. The exhibition explores six main themes: The evolution of Paris and its influence on Cartier shapes Louis Cartier’s connections with Santos-Dumont and other pioneers of the age The birth of the modern wristwatch The everyday and sophisticated accessories designed to cater to a glamorous inter-war lifestyle The evolution of Cartier watch designs Cartier craftsmanship, with a focus on mystery clocks and skeleton movements 25 May – 28 July 2017  The Design Museum, London  Free admission  Open daily 10am – 6pm, last entry 5pm Admission is free to Cartier in Motion

Body & Mind
22 May '17

How Chronic Stress Is Hurting Your Body

How Chronic Stress Is Hurting Your BodyBy: Cortney BelingChronic stress may be easy to ignore, but it deserves serious attention.Few illnesses are as endemic to modern society as chronic stress, and fewer still are so routinely ignored. We are so stressed so often that, for many of us, it’s become part of our baseline reality, hardly noticeable most of the time. For others, we wear our stress as a badge of honor, believing it shows how important, how busy, how productive we are, as if being relaxed were somehow synonymous with being lazy.We keep pushing through, not realizing that many of our mounting health problems?—?poor digestion, frequent illness, headaches, fatigue, insomnia (to name just a few)?—?are the direct result of this chronic aggravation. And even those of us who recognize that we have a problem are put off by how frustratingly vague stress management techniques seem to be. We can’t just pop a pill and see immediate, measurable results; we have to change our habits and build new ones, practicing them every single day, until a gradual shift takes place. It’s hardly the kind of instant gratification we’ve come to expect.Whether we acknowledge its presence in our lives or not, however, stress will take its toll, affecting us physically and psychologically in a variety of ways.Before we look at these, however, it’s important to understand some essentials of the nervous system. First is the autonomic nervous system, which regulates life-sustaining functions such as our heartbeat, temperature, and respiration. Extending from the brain to all the major organs of the body, this nerve network has two major divisions?—?the sympathetic nervous system, which triggers the “flight or flight” response in times of perceived threat, and the parasympathetic nervous system, which calms the body down when the threat has passed?—?the “rest and digest” state. Unfortunately, our body has no way of differentiating true danger, such as a hungry tiger, from psychological danger, such as a being late for a job interview, and the same physiological responses are triggered in both instances.Below are some of the major ways stress impacts the body.1. DigestionAn astounding 35 to 70% of people experience functional gastrointestinal disorders in their lifetime, and women more often than men. Despite having physical effects, like bloating, constipation, and abdominal pain, these disorders can’t be traced to physical causes. They are, however, directly impacted and exacerbated by stress. When we become stressed enough to activate the fight or flight response, the body directs all of its attention to dealing with the threat and away from nonessential functions?—?increasing heart rate and breathing, constricting blood vessels, and tightening muscles, but ceasing processes like digestion. After all, if we’re running from a tiger, our primary concern is hardly digesting the meal we just ate. Yet even mild levels of stress disrupt or slow down digestion. What’s worse, and somewhat ironically, the stress caused from gastrointestinal issues can in turn worsen their symptoms, resulting in an endless feedback loop of stress and discomfort.2. Immune SystemChronic stress also dampens the immune system, making us more prone to infections and slowing down wound healing?—?another nonessential function when faced with perceived mortal threats. Studies have shown, for instance, that people who report higher stress levels tend to stay longer in hospital after surgery and are more likely to experience infection-related complications, and be re-hospitalized in general, afterward. But overall and in general, stress leaves us vulnerable to illness.3. Musculoskeletal SystemWhen we’re hit by intense stress out of the blue, our muscles all tense up, all at once, releasing only once the threat has passed. Yet chronic, low level stress forces our muscles to be on guard all the time, anticipating the moment when they will need to spring into action and save us from danger. This can lead to both tension and migraine headaches, as well as chronic muscle tension and pain, particularly in the neck and shoulders. The more stressed we are, the more tense and constricted our muscles become, causing them to become fatigued and inefficient.Chronic stress impacts us in many other ways as well, causing things like irritability and mood swings, insomnia, and chronic fatigue, and leading us to consume more food, alcohol, and other substances. It also keeps us overweight, due to the effect cortisol has on our waistline, along with the impaired digestion and unhealthy food cravings mentioned previously.So now that we know just how bad stress is for our bodies and minds, what can we do to combat it?Stress RelieversMovementPhysical activity as a stress reducer has been studied extensively and is thought to be a highly effective way to manage stress. Exercise releases endorphins, chemicals in the brain that naturally relieve pain and boost mood, while simultaneously dampening the stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline. It also combats insomnia, one side effect of chronic stress, which in turn relieves the overall fatigue so common to the chronically stressed.Exercise can also be highly social or deeply meditative depending on the type and where it’s performed. In either instance, it allows you to disconnect from technology, work, and other stressors, and focus instead on the present moment, providing your mind with much-needed relief from the constant barrage of stressful thoughts and responsibilities.MeditationMeditation is another demonstrably potent stress management tool that activates the parasympathetic, or “rest and digest,” part of the nervous system. Anyone can do it and, contrary to popular belief, it’s not about stopping thoughts from happening?—?an impossible task (as anyone who has ever tried to not think of an elephant can attest). Rather, it’s about letting thoughts come and go without giving them our attention or passing judgment on them. We become the observer of our minds, learning to recognize that our thoughts do not form our core selves. They are simply thoughts, and we can choose to give them power or not.Meditation has many forms and can take as long, or as little, as you like?—?even just a minute can make a difference. With a wealth of resources on the internet to get you started, learning to meditate has never been more accessible. One of the more popular resources is an app called Headspace, which features an array of guided and unguided meditations and visualization techniques, of varying lengths and for varying concerns, such as depression, anxiety, relationships, or self-esteem.Breathing ExercisesWhether or not you practice meditation or yoga, both of which employ the breath and help manage stress, simple breathing exercises can deescalate even the most stressful situations in moments, and they can be practiced at any time, anywhere. When we are stressed, our breath naturally becomes quick and shallow. Simply by slowing and deepening our breathing, we can activate the parasympathetic nervous system and modulate our stress, tricking the body into relaxing by mimicking what being relaxed feels like.Try the following deep breathing exercise the next time you feel stressed:1. Place one hand on the belly and one on the chest.2. Take a slow, deep breath through the nose, allowing the belly to fully expand.3. Hold the breath for a few seconds.4. Release slowly through the mouth, thinking “relax.”5. Repeat 5 to 10 times, whenever you feel stressed or periodically throughout the day.Small Changes, Big RewardsChronic stress may be easy to ignore, but given the serious ramifications it has for your physical and emotional well-being, it deserves serious attention. By introducing these small measures into your life and practicing them daily, you will, over time, reap astonishing rewards. It’s worth the effort, and so are you.

Body & Mind
22 May '17

30 Behaviors That Will Make You Unstoppable

30 Behaviors That Will Make You UnstoppableBy: Benjamin P HardyA lot of people are good at what they do. Some are even elite. A select few are completely unstoppable.Those who are unstoppable are in their own world. They don’t compete with anyone but themselves. You never know what they will do?—?only that you will be forced to respond. Even though they don’t compete with you, they make you compete with them.Are you unstoppable? By the end of this blog you will be.Let’s get started:1. Don’t think?—?know and act.“Don’t think. You already know what you have to do, and you know how to do it. What’s stopping you?”?—?Tim GroverRather than analyzing and thinking, act. Attuned to your senses, and with complete trust in yourself, do what you instinctively feel you should. As Oprah has said, “Every right decision I have ever made has come from my gut. Every wrong decision I’ve made was the result of me not listening to the greater voice of myself.”The moment you start thinking, you’ve already lost. Thinking swiftly pulls you out of the zone.2. Always be prepared so you have the freedom to act on instinct.“Just as the yin-yang symbol possesses a kernel of light in the dark, and of dark in the light, creative leaps are grounded in a technical foundation.”?—?Josh WaitzkinBecome a master of your craft. While everyone else is relaxing, you’re practicing and perfecting. Learn the left-brained rules in and out so your right brain can have limitless freedom to break the rules and create.With enhanced consciousness, time will slow down for you. You’ll see things in several more frames than others. While they’re trying to react to the situation, you’ll be able to manipulate and tweak the situation to your liking.3. Don’t be motivated by money or anything external.Having nice things is, well, nice. But for you, it’s never been about the money, prestige or anything else outside of you. Take these things away and nothing changes for you. You’re still going to be pushing your personal limits and giving it your all. Give these things to you and they won’t destroy you like they do most people.4. Never be satisfied.“The drive to close the gap between near-perfect and perfect is the difference between great and unstoppable.”?—?Tim GroverEven after you achieve a goal, you’re not content. For you, it’s not even about the goal. It’s about the climb to see how far you can push yourself.Does this make you ungrateful? Absolutely not. You’re entirely humbled and grateful for everything in your life. Which is why you will never get complacent or lazy.To quote Jim Rohn, “The way to enjoy life best is to wrap up one goal and start right on the next one. Don’t linger too long at the table of success, the only way to enjoy another meal is to get hungry.”5. Always be in control.Unlike most people, who are dependent on substances or other external factors, you are in control of what you put in your body, how you spend your time and how long you stay in the zone.Act based on instinct, not impulse. Just because you could doesn’t mean you do. And when you do, it’s because you want to, not because you have to.6. Be true to yourself.Although 70 percent of US employees hate their jobs and only one in three Americans report being happy, relentless and unstoppable people purge everything from their life they hate.Have the self-respect and confidence to live life on your terms. When something isn’t right in your life, change it. Immediately.7. Never let off the pressure.“Pressure can bust pipes, but it also can make diamonds.”?—?Robert HorryMost people can handle pressure in small doses. But when left to their own devices, they let off the pressure and relax.Not you. You never take the pressure off yourself. Instead, you continuously turn-up the pressure. It’s what keeps you alert and active.8. Don’t be afraid of the consequences of failure.Most people stay close to the ground, where it’s safe. If they fall, it won’t hurt that bad. But when you choose to fly high, the fall may kill you. And you’re OK with that. To you, there is no ceiling and there is no floor. It’s all in your head. If something goes wrong?—?if you “fail”?—?you adjust and keep going.9. Don’t compete with others. Make them compete with you.Most people are competing with other people. They continuously check-in to see what others in their space (their “competition”) are doing. As a result, they mimic and copy what’s “working.”Conversely, you’ve left all competition behind. Competing with others makes absolutely zero sense to you. It pulls you from your authentic zone. So you zone out all the external noise and instead zone in to your internal pressure to produce.10. Never stop learning.Ordinary people seek entertainment. Extraordinary people seek education and learning. When you want to become the best at what you do, you never stop learning. You never stop improving and honing your skills and knowledge.Your unparalleled preparation is what gives you power. No one else is willing to pay the price you’ve paid.11. Success isn’t enough?—?it only increases the pressure.For most people, becoming “successful” is enough. However, when you’re relentless, success only increases the pressure to do more. Immediately following the achievement of a goal, you’re focused on your next challenge.12. Don’t get crushed by success.“Success can become a catalyst for failure.”?—?Greg McKeownMost people can’t handle success, authority or privilege. It destroys them. It makes them lazy. When they get what they want, they stop doing the very things that got them there. The external noise becomes too intense.But for you, no external noise can push harder than your own internal pressure. It’s not about this achievement, but the one after, and the one after that. There is no destination. Only when you’re finished.13. Completely own it when you screw up.“Implementing extreme ownership requires checking your ego and operating with a high degree of humility. Admitting mistakes, taking ownership and developing a plan to overcome challenges are integral to any successful team.”?Jocko WillinkNo blame. No deception or illusion. Just the cold hard truth. When you mess up, you own it. And as the leader, you own it when your team fails. Only with extreme ownership can you have complete freedom and control.14. Let your work speak for itself.“Well done, is well said.”?—?Anthony LiccioneCal Newport’s book, Deep Work, distinguishes “deep work” from “shallow work.” Here’s the difference:Deep work is:RareHigh valueAnd non-replicable (i.e., not easy to copy/outsource)Shallow work is:CommonLow valueReplicable (i.e., anyone can do it)Talking is shallow. Anyone can do it. It’s easily replicated. It’s low value. Conversely, deep work is rare. It’s done by people who are focused and working while everyone else is talking. Deep work is so good it can’t be ignored.15. Always work on your mental strength.“Mental resilience is arguably the most critical trait of a world-class performer, and it should be nurtured continuously. Left to my own devices, I am always looking for ways to become more and more psychologically impregnable. When uncomfortable, my instinct is not to avoid the discomfort but to become at peace with it. My instinct is always to seek out challenges as opposed to avoiding them.”?—?Josh WaitzkinThe better you can be under pressure, the further you’ll go than anyone else. Because they’ll crumble under pressure.The best training you will ever do is mental training. Wherever your mind goes, your body follows. Wherever your thoughts go, your life follows.16. Confidence is your greatest asset.You’ve heard it before: Running a marathon is far more mental than physical. A person’s ability to run a marathon?—?or do anything hard?—?is more a reflection of their level of confidence than their actual ability.Your confidence determines:The size of challenges/goals you undertakeHow likely you will achieve those goalsHow well you bounce back from failuresIf you’re not confident, you will never put yourself out there in the first place. When you’re confident, you don’t care how many times you fail, you’re going to succeed. And it doesn’t matter how stacked the odds seem against you.17. Surround yourself with people who remind you of the future, not the past.When you surround yourself with people who remind you of your past, you’ll have a hard time progressing. This is why we get stuck in certain roles, which we can’t break free from (e.g., the fat kid or shy girl).Surrounding yourself with people who you want to be like allows you a fresh slate. You’re no longer defined by your past, only the future you are creating.According to “the Pygmalion Effect,” the expectations of those around you in large measure determines how well you perform.18. Let things go, but never forget.The science is clear: forgiveness improves not only your emotional health, but also your physical health.Being unstoppable requires carrying no unnecessary mental or emotional baggage. Consequently, you’ll need to immediately and completely forgive anyone who has wronged you. However, forgiveness doesn’t mean you forget. And it doesn’t mean you have to do further business with those who have wronged you.19. Have clear goals.“While a fixation on results is certainly unhealthy, short-term goals can be useful developmental tools if they are balanced within a nurturing long-term philosophy.”?—?Josh WaitzkinAccording to loads of psychology research, the most motivating goals are clearly defined and time-bound.Your goals can either be focused on your behaviors (e.g., I’m going to write 500 words per day) or on the outcomes you’re seeking (e.g., I’m going to get published on The New York Times by June 1, 2017).For most people, behaviorally-focused goals are the better and more motivating option. But when you crave the results so much that the work is irrelevant, your aim should be directed straight at the outcomes you want. However, results-focused goals are better when short-term and grounded in your long-term vision and philosophy. When your why is strong enough, the how will take care of itself.20. Respond immediately, rather than analyzing or stalling.“He who hesitates is lost.”?—?CatoAnticipation of an event is always more extreme than the event itself?—?both for positive and negative events.Just do it. Train yourself to respond immediately when you feel you should do something. Stop questioning yourself. Don’t analyze it. Don’t question if it came from God or from yourself. Just act.You’ll figure out what to do after you’ve taken action. Until you take action, it will all be hypothetical. But once you act, it becomes practical.21. Choose simplicity over complication.“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”?—?Albert EinsteinIt’s easy to be complicated. Most of the research and jargon in academia and business is over-complicated.Cutting to the core and hitting the truth is hard, because it’s simple. As Leonardo da Vinci has said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”Very few people will give you the truth. When you ask them a question, it gets mighty complicated. “There are so many variables” or “It depends” they say.T. S. Eliot said it best, “Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?”Wisdom is timeless and simple. Learn wisdom and choose it.22. Never be jealous or envious of someone else’s accomplishments.Being unstoppable means you genuinely want what’s best for everyone?—?even those you would consider your competitors. Jealousy and envy are the ego?—?which operates out of fear.The reason you are happy for other people’s success is because their success has nothing to do with you.You are in control of you. And you are different from every other person.There is no one who can do exactly what you can do. You have your own superpower with your own unique ability to contribute. And that’s what you’re going to do.23. Take the shot every time.“If I fail more than you, I win.”?—?Seth GodinYou miss every shot you don’t take. And most people don’t want to take the shot. Fear of failure paralyzes them.The only way you can become unstoppable is if you stop thinking about it. Just take the shot. Don’t do it only when it’s convenient or when you feel ready. Just go and make whatever adjustments you need after the fact.24. Don’t get caught up in the results of your success.Always remain focused on what got you those results: the work.When you start doing noteworthy stuff, there are benefits that can become distractions. It can get easy to “ride the wave” of your previous work. Keep practicing. Perfect your craft. Never forget what got you here.25. Think and act 10X.“When 10X is your measuring stick, you immediately see how you can bypass what everyone else is doing.”?—?Dan SullivanMost people?—?even those you deem to be “world class”?—?are not operating at 10X. In truth, you could surpass anyone if you radically stretch your thinking and belief system.Going 10X changes everything. As Dan Sullivan has said, “10X thinking automatically takes you ‘outside the box’ of your present obstacles and limitations.” It pulls you out of the problems most people are dealing with and opens you to an entirely new field of possibilities.When you take your goal of earning $100,000 this year and change it to $1,000,000, you’re forced to operate at a different level. The logical and traditional approach doesn’t work with 10X. As Shane Snow, author of Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success, has said,“10x progress is built on bravery and creativity instead. Working smarter.”The question is: Are you willing to go there? Not just entertain the thought for a second or two and then revert back to common thinking. No. Are you willing to sit with 10X thinking? Are you willing to question your own thought processes and open yourself to believing an entirely different set of possibilities?Could you convince yourself to believe in your 10X potential? Are you willing to undertake goals that seems lunacy, to you and everyone else? Are you willing to take the mental leap, trusting “the universe will conspire to make it happen”?10x thinking truly is hard to fathom until you experience. Once you experience it, you realize it not only possible, but even possibly conservative. Going from six figures to seven figures can happen within a few short years. If you think big enough, and are willing to act boldly and intelligently enough, it’s not that crazy.All the tools are in place in our global world. And if their not, then build them. There’s plenty of people doing it. You have no excuse, only that you don’t really want it, and are thus not willing to pay the price.26. Set goals that far exceed your current capabilities.“You need to aim beyond what you are capable of. You need to develop a complete disregard for where your abilities end. If you think you’re unable to work for the best company in its sphere, make that your aim. If you think you’re unable to be on the cover of TIME magazine, make it your business to be there. Make your vision of where you want to be a reality. Nothing is impossible.”?—?Paul ArdenIf your goals are logical, they won’t force you to create luck. Being unstoppable means your goals challenge you to be someone more than you currently are. As Jim Rohn has said, “Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better.”27. Make time for recovery and rejuvenation.“Wherever you are, make sure you’re there.”?—?Dan SullivanWhen you focus on results, rather than being busy, you’re 100 percent on when you’re working and 100 percent off when you’re not. This not only allows you to be present in the moment, but it allows you the needed time to rest and recover.Your ability to work at a high level is like fitness. If you never take a break between sets, you won’t be able to build strength, stamina and endurance. However, not all “rest” produces recovery. Certain things are more soothing than others.Recovering from my work generally consists of writing in my journal, listening to music, spending time with my wife and kids, preparing and eating delicious food, or serving other people. These things rejuvenate me. They make my work possible, but also meaningful.28. Start before you’re ready.“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”?—?Chinese ProverbMost people wait. They believe they can start after they have enough time, money, connections and credentials. They wait until they feel “secure.” Not people who are unstoppable.Unstoppable people started last year. They started five years ago before they even knew what they were doing. They started before they had any money. They started before they had all the answers. They started when no one else believed in them. The only permission they needed was the voice inside them prompting them to move forward. And they moved.29. If you need permission, you probably shouldn’t do it.A mentor of mine is a highly successful real estate investor. Throughout his career, he’s had hundreds of people ask him if they should “go into real-estate.”He tells every one of them the same thing: that they shouldn’t do it. In fact, he actually tries talking most of them out of it. And in most cases he succeeds.Why would he do that? “Those who are going to succeed will do so regardless of what I say,” he told me.I know so many people who chase whatever worked for other people. They never truly decide what they want to do, and end up jumping from one thing to the next?—?trying to strike quick gold. And repetitively, they stop digging just a few feet from the gold after resigning the spot is barren.No one will ever give you permission to live your dreams.30. Don’t make exceptions.Zig Ziglar used to tell a story of traveling one day and not getting in bed until 4 a.m. An hour and a half later (5:30), his alarm went off. He said,“Every fiber of my being was telling me to stay in bed.” But he had made a commitment, so he got up anyway. Admittedly, he had a horrible day and wasn’t productive at all.Yet, he says that decision changed his life. As he explains:“Had I bowed to my human, physical, emotional and mental desire to sleep in, I would have made that exception. A week later, I might have made an exception if I only got four hours of sleep. A week later, maybe I only got seven hours of sleep.The exception so many times becomes the rule. Had I slept in, I would’ve faced that danger. Watch those exceptions!”Hence, Zig was unstoppable.Conclusion“From this point, your strategy is to make everyone else get on your level, you’re not going down to theirs. You’re not competing with anyone else, ever again. They’re going to have to compete with you. From now on, the end result is all that matters.”?—?Tim GroverWhen you’re unstoppable, you will make sure to get what you want. Everything you need to know is already within you. All you need to do is trust yourself and act.

cars
$ 185000

Ferrari 458 4.5 V8 Italia

2012 Ferrari 458 4.5 V8 Italia Exclusive Ferrari 458 German registration. Brand: Ferrari Model: 458 Type: 4.5 V8 Italia Year: 2012 Mileage: 39.450 km Fuel: Benzine Transmission: Automaat Model: Coupé Engine: 8 cilinders, 578 BHP Cilinder: 4497 Color: Black Weight: 1380 Price: € 164.950

cars
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Jaguar XK150 3.4 S DHC

1959 Jagur XK150 3.4 S DHC This exquisite 1959 Jaguar XK 150 Drophead Coupe 3.4 ‘S’ is one of estimated 104 ever built. This left hand drive is indeed one of the most rare and hard to find XK 150 models. It has an original overdrive and a brand new soft top. This car is Matching numbers according to the Jaguar Heritage Certificate. It was fully restored by Noble House spared no expense. And all the invoices are there to confirm this car has been in good hands. The car is equipped with EZ power-steering and Kenlow fan. The car was ordered by Mr. Gaspard (Gaspard and sons Ltd.) of Winnipeg Canada. And after restoration it has been serviced incredibly well. This car is a dream to drive and a proper investment. The experts know that this is the one to buy. Heritage : Make and model : Jaguar XK 150 3.4 Litre ‘S’ Bodystyle : Drophead coupe, Left Hand Drive Date manuf. : 6 March 1959 Original Distributor : Jaguar of Eastern Canada Please contact us for additional info or specific questions. Holland Classic Cars specializes in vintage and classic cars and we partner with Europe’s leading restoration specialists and appraisers. Our qualified staff members and mechanics all share the same passion for cars and we only sell cars in concours or nearly concourse condition. And we also specialize in Turn-Key projects of Mercedes-Benz 190 SL and Pagode models. www.hollandclassiccars.com +31(0)182-634943 We can facilitate the shipment of your vehicle across Europe, the USA and Asia. Price: $245,000 firm 182634943 Heritage : Make and model : Jaguar XK 150 3.4 Litre ‘S’ Bodystyle : Drophead coupe, Left Hand Drive Date manuf. : 6 March 1959 Original Distributor : Jaguar of Eastern Canada. Your visit to our showroom is greatly appreciated

Business
22 May '17

Bitcoin just surged past $2,000

The world’s most popular cryptocurrency is now worth over $2,000 per coin.  That’s according to a range of bitcoin exchanges, including Coinbase and Kraken. That valuation puts the total market cap of bitcoin — the total number of coins in circulation — at $32.92 billion.Bitcoin first broke the $1,000 valuation mark way back in 2013, but a combination of factors — including the implosion of then-top exchange Mount Gox — saw the currency drop in value. Support from financial institutions trialed bitcoin and blockchain-based services, and a general stability following new regulation in China, saw bitcoin return to the $1,000 mark again at the end of last year. Since then, its valuation has continued to grow consistently through 2017.When we wrote about bitcoin (and ethereum) hitting all-time highs back at the end of April, you could buy a bitcoin coin for $1,343. Now, some three weeks later, the valuation is up 50 percent. The price of a coin rose 12 percent over the past week alone.But bitcoin isn’t the only cryptocurrency on the rise. Ripple, the centralized currency that is aiming to be a settlement protocol for major banks, has surged more than 10x, or 1000% in under a month making it now the second most valuable cryptocurrency (only behind bitcoin) in circulation.Similarly, ethereum, a cryptocurrency designed to function as a blockchain-based computing platform for developers, is now trading $130 per coin with a total market cap of just under $12B, which represents a a little more than a 2x increase over the last month.The result of these increases is that bitcoin no longer constitutes the majority of the market cap for all cryptocurrencies. Today the total market cap of bitcoin represents just 47% of total cryptocurrencies – up until a few months ago it consistently hovered around 80%. Why have these other cryptocurrencies been performing so much better than bitcoin? Some say it’s because of bitcoin’s scaling issue. The currency has grown so large that the network is having trouble quickly confirming transactions unless users attach hefty fees for minors. And while the problem can be fixed with solutions like SegWit or Bitcoin Unlimited, the most powerful miners (who effectively control the codebase of bitcoin) haven’t been able to come to a consensus on which new protocol to implement.While increases of 10x in a month would typically be an obvious sign of a bubble, it’s a little different with cryptocurrencies because no one really knows how much they should be worth. Unlike a company there are no assets or revenues we can use to assess a predictable valuation. So in one sense, a total cryptocurrency market cap of $70B is insane – considering there is no tangible value behind it.But on the other hand, if (any of) these cryptocurrencies actually replace or supplant a global store of value like gold, then $70B is nothing. For example, the total estimated value of all gold mined is around $8.2 trillion USD. Meaning that right now all cryptocurrencies put together don’t even equal 1% of the world’s gold reserves. Similarly, there is currently about $1.5 trillion USD in circulation, meaning that all cryptocurrencies today are still worth less than 5% of USD in circulation.The currency is in unchartered waters at $2,000, but some pundits believe it has the potential to reach $10,000 (or more). To achieve this the community would likely have to sort out the scaling issue, which would give investors confidence that bitcoin’s infrastructure be able to support it as it grows.

Sports & Leisure
21 May '17

MEET & GREET

MEET & GREET YOUR SPORTS STARSAnytime/Anywhere In The World!TENNIS PLAYER'S - GALVANO COLLECTION... GALVANO GROUP gets u access to→ Your Dream & Wish to spend time with your favorite sports star and in some cases to train with them....& Much More! Contact, Details & Reservations:office@galvanogroup.comwww.galvanogroup.comFollow us on : https://www.miljonet.com/b/galvanogroup/viewhttps://www.facebook.com/galvanogroup/ The Meet & Greet includes lots of perks, a bespoke experience, on location and according to situation at the time of  Meet & Greet.Some players spend up to half a day, depending on the connection established and/or time available. 

cars
$ 99000

Aston Martin V8 Vantage 4.7 V8 SPORTSHIFT

2012 Aston Martin V8 Vantage 4.7 V8 SPORTSHIFT Brand: Aston Martin Model: V8 Vantage Type: 4.7 V8 SPORTSHIFT Year: 2012 KM: 83.907 km Fuel: patrol Transmission: Automatic Body: Coupé Engine: 8 cilinder, 426 BHP Color: Gray Full options Contact us on Miljonet

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Art Basel, Switzerland

Art Basel stages the world's premier Modern and contemporary art fairs, staged annually in Basel, Miami Beach, and Hong Kong. A driving force in supporting the role that galleries play in nurturing the careers of their artists, Art Basel frequently expands its platforms to include the newest developments in the visual arts. Private Days (by invitation only) Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Vernissage (by invitation only) Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Public Days Thursday, June 15, 2017, 11am to 7pm Friday, June 16, 2017, 11am to 7pm Saturday, June 17, 2017, 11am to 7pm Sunday, June 18, 2017, 11am to 7pm Messe Basel Messeplatz 10 4005 Basel Switzerland Our show takes place at the Swiss exhibition site Messe Basel, featuring a hall designed by international architects Herzog & de Meuron of Basel.

31 May
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VACATION LAND

Exclusive Luncheon celebrating VacationLand. Art Bastion Gallery 2085 NW 2nd Avenue Miami, FL 33127

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$ 9750000

New-build Villa in La Zagaleta, Marbella, Spain

This luxury retreat is nestled amid a tranquil expanse of greenery in Marbella’s most highly sought-after development of Spanish premier Golf and Country Club La Zagaleta, a destination for a wealthy international clientele. The interior and exterior appearance of the beautifully balanced house is modern and functional, with colours, forms and lines pleasing to the eye. The property is built, decorated and furnished to the latest and highest standards and offers all the facilities referring to luxury living that one could ever dream of. The finest contemporary design of a spacious open plan living area, 7 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, gourmet kitchen, huge terraces, etc. is truly stunning. A superb job has been done to maintain the harmony between the building and nature. The house is surrounded with landscaped mature gardens with green lawns, beautiful water features and modern pool. Created for people who love style and functional luxury, this exclusive property reflects the high social status of the owners.

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$ 6250000

Pelerin Palace, Private Residences in Switzerland

Discover a style of life like no other. Where elegance, craftsmanship and 5-star service come together in a setting of peerless beauty and historical significance in the heart of the Swiss Riviera. Experience the magnificence of a life lived within the walls of an authentic Swiss monument. A restored Belle Epoque hotel, perched above the shores of Lake Geneva alongside the rolling hiålls of Lavaux. Savor the space and light pouring in from expansive windows offering unrivalled views of the Alps and Lake Geneva. Enjoy world-class amenities, and a coveted location nestled among protected vineyards within a UNESCO World Heritage site. Meet Pelerin Palace and come home to a life unlike any other. From CHF 6.250.000 onwards

Body & Mind
19 May '17

23 carat gold for your beard

Only in Dubai: 23 carat gold for your beardAimed at making facial hair "feel like a million dollars", the oil is handmade in small batches.A beard oil infused with 23 carat gold flakes in now available in Dubai,.Men's grooming salon 1847 is offering visitors a 50ml bottle of the 'Million Dollar Beard Oil' for AED90.Created by UK-based grooming brand Captain Fawcett, the product includes four luxurious oils and eight essential oils as well as notes of oceanic, earthy and floral citrus scents.Aimed at making your beard "feel like a million dollars", the oil is handmade in small batches.To apply it, users can dispense a few drops into the palm of their hands and rub them together to dissolve the gold flakes, before smoothing the oil onto the bear and combing it.1847, part of The Grooming Company in Dubai, is located in Emirates Towers, Grosvenor House, City Centre Mirdif, City Walk and JBR The Walk. 

23 Jun
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URBANO MONACO NETWORKING LUNCH

URBANO MONACO NETWORKING LUNCH VENUE: Avenue 31, Avenue Princesse Grace, Monaco 98000 View Map DATE: Friday 23rd June 2017 TIME: 12:30 - 3:30pm line-orange.pngUrbano, London's largest independent business networking community, returns to Monaco in June! Building on the success of Urbano's previous events in Monaco in October 2016 and March 2017, your hosts, Mark Herring (Urbano CEO) and Barbara Brudenell-Bruce (Monaco resident) are delighted to return to Avenue 31 for this networking lunch to connect local and London businesses with one another, enjoying a special two-course lunch and complimentary wine. Urbano events are informal and we have booked the space to allow more mobile networking following lunch. Every attendee gets a sheet with the details of the other guests and we also facilitate connections guided by our own pre-event research. After the event has finished, our unique online event groups means every attendee stays connected via their Urbano profiles. Join us in Monaco for our Networking Lunch

Art & Culture
17 May '17

Works on Offer at the Photo London Fair

The third edition of Photo London opens to the public on Thursday, May 18, with a preview day on Wednesday, May 17. The fair brings together close to 100 exhibitors from nearly 20 countries—drawing heavily from London, as well as five other cities in the United Kingdom—to the Somerset House on the banks of the River Thames. (The Neoclassical building, which hosted the first Royal Academy Exhibition by the Royal Academy of Arts in 1780, sits on the site of a former Tudor palace that served as a storied residence during various phases of the English monarchy.) Among the highlights are Robert Mapplethorpe at London’s Alison Jacques Gallery, Don McCullin at Hamiltons of London, and Jill Freedman at New York’s Steven Kasher Gallery.

Gadgets & Trends
17 May '17

The new Lamborghini phone

Luxury phones still have a market. Just like the cars, the new Lamborghini phone is made with liquid metal that is described as “stronger than titanium” which makes it ready for more rugged use. Device is durable yet classy-looking with the fine Italian leather material and golden sttching. Features include the following: 5.5-inch QHD screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 64GB onboard storage, 4GB RAM, dual SIM support, and a 3250 mAh battery. We’re not convinced about the processor because the brand could have used the newest S835 instead.So let’s talk about the price. The Lamborghini Alpha One costs $2,110 which is way more expensive than the latest premium flagship phones like the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, Sony Xperia XZ Premium, LG G6, Huawei P10, and the recently announced HTC U11. Lamborghini ALPHA ONE will be available in Russia, South Korea, UAE, China, and the United Kingdom.

23 May
AE, Array

Art Night

Art Night at Opera gallery Dubai. The last casual get together of the Season. More info Operagallery.com

Business
16 May '17

Sheikh Mohammed launches new $1.7bn mega-project

 Sheikh Mohammed launches Dubai's new $1.7bn mega-projectMarsa Al Arab will include three new hotels, marine park, new Wild Wadi, Middle East's first Cirque du Soleil theatre and a private resort, all to be built on two islandsDubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed has announced the launch of Marsa Al Arab, Dubai Holding's latest tourist destination development in the emirate.The $1.7 billion (AED 6.3bn) mega-project, spread across 4 million sq. ft, will be developed on new two islands on both sides of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Marsa (Arabic for marina) Al Arab is expected to be completed by 2020.One island will be dedicated to entertainment and family tourism, while the other comprises an exclusive luxury resort. The two islands will add 2.2 kilometres of beach frontage, as well as three new hotels and a number of new tourist attractions.The family resort island will see Jumeirah Group introduce new leisure concepts and services as well as a new family-oriented hotel. To boost guest experience, Wild Wadi Waterpark will be moved from its current road-side location closer to the beach, and will be more than double its existing size when fully completed. Dubai Holding will also develop ‘Marine Park’, a first-of-its-kind marine life edutainment centre in the Middle East, with a live theatre of a 1,000 seat capacity that will attract world-class shows to showcase various elements of marine life. Marsa Al Arab will also include a private marina and a yacht club, as well as diverse food and beverage offerings, as well as a helipad.Complementing Madinat Jumeirah, the development will include a mixed-use convention centre capable of hosting large international conferences and festivals. The convention centre will be supported by a new hotel, offering a selection of services for businessmen and corporates.The project will also include a large retail space stretching across 20,000 sq. m, which will replace the current Wild Wadi Water Park area. The shopping centre will consist of international high-end brands, as well as a selection of restaurants and coffee shops to meet the needs of its luxurious shoppers. Marsa Al Arab will also offer 300 sea-front residential apartments in the heart of the development.Together, the enhanced Wild Wadi and Marine Park will sprawl over an area of 2.5 million sq. ft.Middle East's first Cirque du Soleil venueThe new family destination will house a dedicated theatre with a capacity of 1,700 seats, which will become home to the world-renowned show Cirque du Soleil for the first time in the Middle East.Dubai Holding will develop 140 luxury villas on the ‘exclusive private island’, which will include a marina for its residents. Located on the left of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, the luxury villas will be operated by Jumeirah Group. The island will also host a boutique hotel equipped with world-class facilities that reflect ‘Marsa Al Arab’s status as an attractive destination for elite travellers. Overall, Dubai Holding will add 2,400 hotel rooms to Jumeirah Group’s portfolio, bringing its total offering to 8,428 rooms. There will be 400 new F&B outlets throughout the destination.The existing hotels in the vicinity will be transformed into a unified tourist destination.The development will offer pedestrian pathways, a jogging track, large swimming pool and a cycling course, allowing its residents to practice a diverse selection of physical activities. Jumeirah Group will offer 10,000 additional parking spaces to accommodate the anticipated influx of visitors, as well as work closely with various government entities and other relevant companies to provide a rapid transport network to interconnect the resorts and entertainment destinations, facilitating fast and easy movement throughout Marsa Al Arab.The project will break ground in June 2017 and will completed by late 2020.

Body & Mind
16 May '17

GG/EXPERIENCES COLLECTION - FIND YOUR BALANCE

FIND YOUR BALANCEAnanda Retreat, HimalayasINDIA GALVANO GROUP gets u access to→ Treat yourself or someone you love to a rejuvenating, meditative, a week long retreat at Conde Nast Traveller's 'Best Spa in the World'→ Ananda in the Himalayas.  Your Global Partner in Your Pocket-An Ace Up Your Sleeve.7 nights personal spa retreat for one at Ananda in the Himalayas.    Ayurvedic Rejuvenation practices; including Yoga, Vedanta &…Much More.Hydrotherapy facilities, as well as unlimited access to wellness activities, including meditation  & cooking demos.3 Ananda Rejuvenation Spa meals/per day.Airport Transfers - Dehradun Airport Contact, Details & Reservations:office@galvanogroup.comwww.galvanogroup.comFollow us on : https://www.miljonet.com/b/galvanogroup/viewhttps://www.facebook.com/galvanogroup/ Explore the benefits of ancient Ayurvedic practices, and re-discover your balance amidst the stillness of the Himalayas.This solo getaway is a sacred yatra (pilgrimage) to the foothills of the Himalayas, which are said to be charged with the power and energy of the goddess Parvati. The resort has been host to many famous guests, including Oprah Winfrey, and has won a host of awards, including CN Traveller's 'Best Spa in the World', Tatler's 'Most Heavenly Hideaway' and 'Leading Spa Resort' from the SATTE Best Achiever's Awards.You will stay in the luxury Palace View room, with a four fixture bathroom and private balcony. Programmes and therapies will be tailored to your personal needs, with a full consultation before the journey begins.The Ayurvedic consultation focuses on balancing the three bio energetic forces in the human body, namely Vata, Pitta and Kapha. According to the philosophy, the universe is made of five primordial elements: earth, air, fire, water and ether. While the elements themselves are inanimate, in combination they give rise to the three aforementioned forces. You will experience purifying therapies, daily Yoga and Meditation and a dosha specific Ayurvedic diet to help reduce stress, improve health and address common ailments or simply work to delay the ageing process. 

Body & Mind
15 May '17

HOTELS' SIGNATURE SCENTS

Air Aroma featured in Andrew Harper article this month.HOTELS' SIGNATURE SCENTS — AND HOW TO BRING THEM HOMEMay 12, 2017 | By Christina ValhouliWalk into a hotel, and the first thing you notice may not be the décor or the floral arrangements but the scent. Some of the world’s finest hotels are perfumed with bespoke fragrances that are as integral to their brand as the choice of toiletries stocked in their baths. Fragrance branding firms like New York-based Air Aroma have created signature scents for numerous luxury hotels, while other brands like 12.29 and ScentAir work with hotels and retailers to create scent-specific locations. But why does scent matter? It all comes down to creating a unique experience for hotel guests. “We’re creating a lasting memory,” says Air Aroma account manager Carly Fowler. “Scent has the ability to directly influence how a hotel is perceived and remembered. From the moment guests arrive, they want to feel that their experience is special.”Some hotel groups, such as Sofitel and Langham, create one signature scent that is used across all properties. “With Sofitel, it was very important to them that the ingredients were sourced from Grasse,” says Fowler of the French Riviera town that is considered the perfume capital of the world. “No matter which Sofitel location you are visiting, the scent should transport you to the French countryside.” Sofitel’s signature scent is a blend of lemon leaves, bergamot white rose, jasmine of Grasse, lentisque, patchouli, French vanilla and white sandalwood. But Sofitel isn’t the only hotel group using scent to conjure a connection. Read on for more luxury hotels with signature scents, and how to bring that scent home.Tucked high on a cliff on the Amalfi Coast, Le Sirenuse was once the summer home of the Sersale family. Their art and antiques dot the hotel, and Le Sirenuse is still a family affair. Marina, one of the founder’s daughters, teamed up with her husband, Sebastián Alvarez Murena, to create Eau d’Italie, a line of fragrance and skincare products for the hotel inspired by the scents of the Mediterranean — imagine cooling breezes combined with citrus. The scent is available as a scent diffuser ($59), eau de toilette ($80), body milk ($45) and shampoo ($38). XV Beacon is one of the most stylish hotels in Boston, and when coming up with the brand’s signature scent, the team at Air Aroma took inspiration from the property’s dark, sexy design. The result? A scent with deep, woody notes and a hint of mandarin for softness, as well as bitter chocolate and magnolia. The candle can be purchased at the hotel for $60. According to Shangri-La hotels, it took six months to perfect its signature scent, called The Essence of Shangri-La. The scent is meant to evoke serenity and calm, a feeling it achieves with bottom notes of vanilla, sandalwood and musk and delicate top notes of light bergamot and tea spiced with ginger. It is available as a candle ($55), diffuser ($68), room spray ($78) and fragrance oil ($59) at properties around the world and on select Shangri-La sites. While the Ritz Paris may be freshened up after a nearly four-year, $450 million renovation, some things have remained, thankfully, unchanged. Head bartender Colin Field is still crafting exquisite cocktails at Bar Hemingway, the towels and robes are their signature apricot color, and the same heady scent still wafts through the corridors. The hotel has been lightly perfumed with its L’Ambre Ritz fragrance for about 20 years, and guests have come to expect the mix of amber and delicate oriental notes when they walk in the lobby. Guests can bring home L’Ambre Ritz Home Spray ($57) or the L'Ambre Ritz XL porcelain candle ($124) from the hotel, or buy it here. When Langham hotels introduced its signature scent in 2006 across all properties, it was one of the first luxury brands to do so. Langham’s signature Ginger Flower is a blend of green grass, rose, lily of the valley and jasmine. It is available as a candle, soap, atomizer and scented oil at the properties, but you can purchase the oil ($21) on the Melbourne property’s website. The hotels can also arrange to have any Ginger Flower item shipped on behalf of guests. COMO hotels are known for their sleek design and pared-down aesthetic, as well as their emphasis on healthy food. Another constant? The delicious scent of the products available at COMO Shambhala, the brand’s in-house spa and wellness area. The Invigorate line includes a massage oil ($15), bar soap ($8.75), lotion ($17.50) and more, all containing a blend of eucalyptus, peppermint, lavender and geranium. It’s no surprise that many Four Seasons properties have their own signature scent. The Casablanca location has an eponymous fragrance that’s a mix of cade wood, musk, ocean, patchouli and cypress wood. The lobby and spa of the Four Seasons Chicago property is perfumed with Lake Breeze. And the Austin, Texas, location recently created a signature candle, Hill Country Fig Essence ($60), which is inspired by native flora such as sun-ripened figs, coriander and peaches, with a hint of sandalwood and wild cedarwood. All scented products are available at the properties themselves.Every One&Only hotel has its own distinct design, and the same philosophy applies to the properties’ signature scents, which often tap into local ingredients. The One&Only Palmilla is scented with Blue Agave products from Lady Primrose, including room spray ($20), a moisturizer ($24) and hand wash ($24). Blue agave is indigenous to Baja, and the bottle design is inspired by a vintage tequila bottle. The One&Only Reethi Rah features CitruSea from Lady Primrose, a blend of grapefruit and frangipani (only available at the Maldives property). The Australian bush is the inspiration behind the signature candle by Lumira at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley. The candle has a woodsy base note, cardamom and clove with top notes of eucalyptus and anise and is only available at the hotel. 

Business
13 May '17

The most valuable resource is no longer oil

A NEW commodity spawns a lucrative, fast-growing industry, prompting antitrust regulators to step in to restrain those who control its flow. A century ago, the resource in question was oil. Now similar concerns are being raised by the giants that deal in data, the oil of the digital era. These titans—Alphabet (Google’s parent company), Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft—look unstoppable. They are the five most valuable listed firms in the world. Their profits are surging: they collectively racked up over $25bn in net profit in the first quarter of 2017. Amazon captures half of all dollars spent online in America. Google and Facebook accounted for almost all the revenue growth in digital advertising in America last year.Such dominance has prompted calls for the tech giants to be broken up, as Standard Oil was in the early 20th century. This newspaper has argued against such drastic action in the past. Size alone is not a crime. The giants’ success has benefited consumers. Few want to live without Google’s search engine, Amazon’s one-day delivery or Facebook’s newsfeed. Nor do these firms raise the alarm when standard antitrust tests are applied. Far from gouging consumers, many of their services are free (users pay, in effect, by handing over yet more data). Take account of offline rivals, and their market shares look less worrying. And the emergence of upstarts like Snapchat suggests that new entrants can still make waves.But there is cause for concern. Internet companies’ control of data gives them enormous power. Old ways of thinking about competition, devised in the era of oil, look outdated in what has come to be called the “data economy” (see Briefing). A new approach is needed.Quantity has a quality all its ownWhat has changed? Smartphones and the internet have made data abundant, ubiquitous and far more valuable. Whether you are going for a run, watching TV or even just sitting in traffic, virtually every activity creates a digital trace—more raw material for the data distilleries. As devices from watches to cars connect to the internet, the volume is increasing: some estimate that a self-driving car will generate 100 gigabytes per second. Meanwhile, artificial-intelligence (AI) techniques such as machine learning extract more value from data. Algorithms can predict when a customer is ready to buy, a jet-engine needs servicing or a person is at risk of a disease. Industrial giants such as GE and Siemens now sell themselves as data firms.This abundance of data changes the nature of competition. Technology giants have always benefited from network effects: the more users Facebook signs up, the more attractive signing up becomes for others. With data there are extra network effects. By collecting more data, a firm has more scope to improve its products, which attracts more users, generating even more data, and so on. The more data Tesla gathers from its self-driving cars, the better it can make them at driving themselves—part of the reason the firm, which sold only 25,000 cars in the first quarter, is now worth more than GM, which sold 2.3m. Vast pools of data can thus act as protective moats.Access to data also protects companies from rivals in another way. The case for being sanguine about competition in the tech industry rests on the potential for incumbents to be blindsided by a startup in a garage or an unexpected technological shift. But both are less likely in the data age. The giants’ surveillance systems span the entire economy: Google can see what people search for, Facebook what they share, Amazon what they buy. They own app stores and operating systems, and rent out computing power to startups. They have a “God’s eye view” of activities in their own markets and beyond. They can see when a new product or service gains traction, allowing them to copy it or simply buy the upstart before it becomes too great a threat. Many think Facebook’s $22bn purchase in 2014 of WhatsApp, a messaging app with fewer than 60 employees, falls into this category of “shoot-out acquisitions” that eliminate potential rivals. By providing barriers to entry and early-warning systems, data can stifle competition.Who ya gonna call, trustbusters?The nature of data makes the antitrust remedies of the past less useful. Breaking up a firm like Google into five Googlets would not stop network effects from reasserting themselves: in time, one of them would become dominant again. A radical rethink is required—and as the outlines of a new approach start to become apparent, two ideas stand out.The first is that antitrust authorities need to move from the industrial era into the 21st century. When considering a merger, for example, they have traditionally used size to determine when to intervene. They now need to take into account the extent of firms’ data assets when assessing the impact of deals. The purchase price could also be a signal that an incumbent is buying a nascent threat. On these measures, Facebook’s willingness to pay so much for WhatsApp, which had no revenue to speak of, would have raised red flags. Trustbusters must also become more data-savvy in their analysis of market dynamics, for example by using simulations to hunt for algorithms colluding over prices or to determine how best to promote competition (see Free exchange).The second principle is to loosen the grip that providers of online services have over data and give more control to those who supply them. More transparency would help: companies could be forced to reveal to consumers what information they hold and how much money they make from it. Governments could encourage the emergence of new services by opening up more of their own data vaults or managing crucial parts of the data economy as public infrastructure, as India does with its digital-identity system, Aadhaar. They could also mandate the sharing of certain kinds of data, with users’ consent—an approach Europe is taking in financial services by requiring banks to make customers’ data accessible to third parties.Rebooting antitrust for the information age will not be easy. It will entail new risks: more data sharing, for instance, could threaten privacy. But if governments don’t want a data economy dominated by a few giants, they will need to act soon. By:http://www.economist.com

24 May
FR, Array

AXIS STARS - PLAY IT FORWARD 2017

AXIS STARS - PLAY IT FORWARD 2017 May 24th 2017 Carlton Hotel -Cannes, France. GALVANO GROUP gets u access to→ The Heart of the Cannes Film Festival’s greatest Events with a signature AXIS STARS cocktail & diner at the Carlton Hotel Grand Salon presented by Chef Laurent Burel along with sports & movie stars from 9pm to 2am!… & Much More!   Your Global Partner in Your Pocket. An Ace Up Your Sleeve.   Contact, Details & Reservations: office@galvanogroup.com www.galvanogroup.com Follow us on : https://www.miljonet.com/b/galvanogroup/view https://www.facebook.com/galvanogroup/

16 Jun
GB, Array

Love Surgery with Cosmo Landesman & Dolly Alderton

Tickets are £100 for 2 male/female and £60 for singles https://www.eventbrite.com/e/love-surgery-2017-tickets-33582865254 Password: Love Join former Sunday Times It’s a Date columnists Cosmo Landesman & Dolly Alderton for a sit down treat of hilarious and edifying chitchat on all things dating, where we can share our most amusing or outrageous dating tips, disasters and nightmares. Twice married, currently divorced Cosmo,62, has five failed proposals behind him and a lifetime of anecdotes and life lessons, while his blonde, short-skirted sparring partner Dolly, 27, already has a rich history of liaisons under her (suspender?) belt. Their great on-page chemistry translates brilliantly in the flesh, making the Love Surgery a must for daters. Watch the movie from our last event. Film stars - I'm sorry, but we won't be filming this years event. Location & what's included Ticket price includes a welcome cocktail; seated Love Surgery fun and delicious with canapés. At 9pm as the event draws to a close, we have a private area with a paying bar in The Playboy Club's stunning Baroque room. Guests Cosmo being 62 and Dolly 28 makes this perfect joint Vida8/Rendezvous joint event, so expect a group of varied ages.

News, Media & Society
08 May '17

Britain Has More Billionaires Than Ever Before

Britain Has More Billionaires Than Ever Before, 2017 Rich List Reveals Britain has more billionaires than ever before, according to the new Sunday Times Rich List.The 2017 list, which is in its 29th year, reveals London has more billionaires than any other city in the world, with 86.There are now 134 billionaires in the UK, which has increased from 120 in last year's list.The latest individuals to join the elite billionaire club are software entrepreneur Mike Cannon-Brooke and his business partner Scott Farquhar.Just two years ago Mr Cannon-Brooke was worth £591million and has almost doubled his wealth since.Brothers Mohsin and Zuber Issa, from Blackburn, who made their wealth through their petrol station empire, also join the billionaires on the list.Brothers Sri and Gopi Hinduja have been ranked the richest people in Britain.The pair previously held the title in 2014, but have been in second place for the last two years.However, this year they have seen their wealth increase by a further £3.2billion to take them to the top of list with a fortune of £16.2billion.The Hinduja brothers have gained their wealth through property development and car manufacturing. They are presently behind the redevelopment of the old War Office in London's Whitehall, which they are transforming into a £1billion hotel.The combined wealth of the top 500 individuals was £580.4 billion, which is more than the £575.6 billion total of all 1,000 richest people last year.The total wealth of the top 1,000 people on the list has increased by 14 per cent since last year, according to the Rich List. It has risen by £83 billion to £658 billion.In 2016 the super-rich suffered their worst fall in fortune since the credit crunch in 2007.It saw previous title holder Lakshmi Mittal, who topped the list in 2008 with £27.7 billion – the biggest fortune achieved by anyone on the Rich List before or since, lose  three-quarters of his wealth and drop to £7.12 billion.This year singer Adele enters the main list for the first time with a fortune of £125 million and becomes the richest musician under 30 in Britain and Ireland.The Hello singer's global success has rocketed her wealth to a £125 million, an increase of almost 50 per cent in the past year alone.She is the 19th richest musician – and only solo female artist – in the Music Millionaires list, which is topped by Sir Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell, who are worth a combined £780 million.Harry Potter author JK Rowling is listed as having a £650 million fortune, meaning her wealth has grown 10 times since she first entered the list on £65 million in 2001.To gain a place in the top 1,000, individuals needed a fortune of £110 million this year.