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A LUXURY YACHT WITH NO LIMITS Offered by IYC Sheer interior volume and myriad deck spaces make Martha Ann probably the finest superyacht for any size of extended family. With vast storage capacity for provisions and fuel for adventures with friends and family, this spectacular Lürssen could almost become a new permanent home. She offers the amenities of a five star hotel, including a huge gym, endless pool, cinema theatre and vast outdoor areas for relaxation and entertainment. She boasts an impressive classical interior by Italian designer Francois Zuretti and remarkable millwork of €16million in value. She has intricate handcrafted woodwork, custom furniture, exquisite gold accents, rich marble flooring, onyx countertops, silk carpeting, and iPod docks throughout. Martha Ann offers 7 luxurious staterooms that can accommodate up to 18 guests. The magnificent split level Master Suite on the Main Deck features a private observation lounge that offers a 180 degree panoramic view. Martha Ann has a rich selection of tenders and toys including, a limousine tender, two wave runners, scuba diving equipment, a kayak and more. From the odd week in the various summers around the world, to an extended voyage of many months, Martha Ann truly has no limitations. MARTHA ANN – THE SPECTACULAR 70M LÜRSSEN. Luxury yacht Martha Ann, is a top pedigree yacht, built by the famous German shipyard Lürssen. Founded in 1875 Lürssen is one of the leading builders in designing and constructing superyachts. Martha Ann is a fine example of Lürssen’s craftsmanship. Find more Lurssen Yachts for Sale here! A majestic Lürssen in immaculate condition, Martha Ann is recognisable by her sleek, modern lines. With huge interior volume for a yacht of her length, Martha Ann features a swimming pool with swim up bar, theatre, full gym and lavish furnishings throughout. **Not offered for sale or charter to U.S. residents while in U.S. waters. PRICE & SPECIFICATION P.O.A. ASKING PRICE 230'/70.10m LENGTH 42'/12.80m BEAM 1,940 GT GROSS TONNAGE 2008 / 2016 BUILT / REFIT 15.5 Knots MAXIMUM SPEED 13 Knots CRUISING SPEED Lurssen BUILDER 18 GUESTS 7 CABINS 22 CREW Steel HULL Aluminium SUPERSTRUCTURE 6 DECK Contact: Richard Gray Sales & Charter Consultant Palais Majestic, 23 Blvd Albert 1er, 98000, Monaco OFFICE +377 97 98 24 24 MOBILE +1 (954) 988-0847 EMAIL

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ZAND,WFC & Dragonpass membership club

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Royal Oak Offshore CHRONOGRAPH

Royal Oak Offshore CHRONOGRAPH Selfwinding chronograph with date display and small seconds at 12 o'clock. Forged carbon case, black dial, and black strap. Case Black ceramic case, glareproofed sapphire crystal, titanium glareproofed sapphire crystal caseback, black ceramic bezel, pushpieces and screw-locked crown, titanium pushpiece guards and links. Dial Black dial with “Méga Tapisserie” pattern, black counters, pink gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating, black inner bezel Bracelet Black rubber strap with titanium pin buckle Calibre Audemars Piguet has been producing its renowned calibres right from the beginning in 1875, and continues to skilfully reinterpret the subtle balance between technical innovation and watchmaking tradition. Power reserve 50 H frequency 3,00 Hz Number of parts 365

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Luxury double villa property for sale Mougins

Double villa property for sale; probably the best real estate deal on the Côte d’Azur at this moment. This new super large Neo Provençal villa with large Neo Provençal guest villa on a huge terrain was recently built with an investment over 12 million euros. This luxurious property for sale in Mougins is now being sold for a lower price, creating a great opportunity for people that are looking for a sold real estate investment in one of the best areas on the Côte d’Azur. This property for sale will make you an instant millionaire, as you are saving lots of money on a unique high value property on the Côte d’Azur. In a small gated domain of five luxury villas is this double villa for sale ideally situated on a high position. A superb new constructed property, a true estate of approx. 32 acres with panoramic views on the green hills of Mougins. The high value estate has a main villa of around 400 sqm and a guest villa of approx. 270 sqm. Both villa have wide open and far views of the surrounding forest and hills. The main villa offers, on two levels, 3 en-suite bedrooms, a superb master suite with 2 bathrooms and 2 dressing rooms. This could be your company headquarters with bright and large reception rooms that lead onto the large terrace and a beautiful swimming pool. The guest house villa is also made on 2 levels and has 4 bedrooms, a living room and a kitchen. On the large terrain is also a caretaker’s apartment. The property is without a doubt one of the finest high-value and stylish estates in the region. Of course, we have more pictures to show you, but the best experience is to visit the property in Mougins and see how the illuminated garden with 300 (three hundred!) spot lights adds to the magical feeling and awareness that ‘this is a unique property, created with love and taste, for those who understand what quality is.’ Guest villa: Level Ground floor: 1 Entrance, 1 Living-room with fireplace, 1 Kitchen, 1 Master bedroom with dressing, 1 Bathroom / Lavatory with ensuite shower, 1 Bedroom, 1 Shower room / Lavatory ensuite Guest villa – Level 1st 1 Bedroom with dressing and terrace, 1 Bathroom / Lavatory with ensuite shower, 1 Bedroom, 1 Shower room / Lavatory ensuite Caretaker apartment – Level Ground floor, 1 Living-room, 1 Kitchen, kitchenette, 1 Bedroom, 1 Shower room / Lavatory ensuite Main villa – Level Ground floor: 1 Entrance, 1 Library, 1 Study with a terrace, 1 Kitchen, back office, laundry and terrace, 1 Dining room, 1 Master bedroom, 2 Bathrooms / Lavatories, 2 Walk-in closets, 1 Bedroom with dressing room, 1 Bathroom / Lavatory Main villa – Level 1st 2 Bedrooms with dressing and one with terrace, 2 Shower rooms / Lavatories ensuite

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$ 3486000

Renovated villa upper hills of Cannes

Renovated villa upper hills of Cannes in prestigious district The best way to enjoy Cannes is to watch the glittering city lights from a small distance, like from the hilltops in Cannes Le Cannet. This location is the most prestigious area with luxury villas only. People choose this district because it offers splendid views on the city of Cannes and an amazing sunset over the red Esterel mountains. If you want to buy a luxury property in Cannes, but not in the heart of all the buzz, this is truly a great house for sale in Le Cannet. This charming fully renovated villa in the upper class district in Cannes Le Cannet is situated at a walking distance from the charming village with little medieval squares and cozy restaurants. Le Cannet is perfectly situated and unfamiliar with the large audience. Let’s keep it that way…. With the international jet set of Cannes in front of you and medieval village Mougins – famous for its gastronomy – in your backyard, this Le Cannet villa is in the centre of everything that makes life worth living it. The renovated villa in the upper hills of Cannes is South West situated and offers a bright living area with doors that open up to a magnificent and panoramic view over the city of Cannes, the sea and the mountains. In the Cannes villa for sale is a library and wine cellar and 4 large bedrooms. There is a separate apartment by the villa; this ‘annexe’ on the garden level has its own entrance, living room plus bedroom. Quality was a must with this villa; only the best materials are used. This charming villa offers you peace and serenity, with the beaches and shops of Cannes at just minutes away. That sounds almost to good to be true. But come and see the villa for yourself. With the easy acces to the A8 motorway you are fast at the airport, and you have easy access to the international schools. This Le Cannet villa is not only a perfect holiday home but also a great main residence. If you like a garden but you don’t want to spend hours in a super large garden; this property garden is perfect in size. The villa is easy to ‘lock and go’ without any maintenance stress. Let’s make a little tour. After the gate you see the garage for two cars and a parking. Facing the sea is a lovely swimming pool. Inside the house, this renovated villa in Cannes Le Cannet has on the ground floor level 1 the entrance with guest toilets, 1 Living-room, 1 Dining room, 1 Kitchen, open plan, 1 Study, 1 Master bedroom, 1 Bathroom/ shower en suite, 1 Bedroom, 1 Shower room ensuite. On the garden level is a wine cellar, ideal to keep your wine in a good condition. On the first level you will find 1 Bedroom, 1 Shower room ensuite, 1 Bedroom with solarium, 1 Bathroom ensuite. The annexe of the guest flat has a nice living-room, open plan, 1 Bedroom, 1 Shower room.

private real estate
$ 830000

New 3 bedroom Penthouse Saint Laurent du Var

This 3 bedroom penthouse in a brand new residence is situated on a rare and unique place; only a few steps aways from the port and the beaches in Saint Laurent du Var and Cros de Cagnes. For those who are looking for a cozy family area with lots of water sports and nice restaurants, this penthouse is the perfect place to celebrate your holidays. The residence has only 38 apartments and this penthouse is situated on the North side of the building. After a sunny day on the beach, you will love the sunset views. Of course, there is also a sea view from one side of your terrace. In fact, the rooftop terrace is all the way around your penthouse, so you can create nice area stop sit, sun, dine and lounge. The quality of the residence is outstanding; fine materials, luxury look & feel with large terraces. The district Vespins is one of the most wanted districts to live in, because of its peaceful character and the friendly locals that like to walk to the beach as well. This is a great apartment for beach front lovers, with the harbour and over 50 restaurants at 50 meters and the beaches at 100 meters. What more do you need for a relaxing holiday? You can leave you car, everything can be done within walking distance. Nearby is the famous luxury shopping mall CAP 3000 and Nice airport is at only ten minutes. This is one of the rare new developments in Vespins. If you are interested, contact Ab and Jo in France + 33 770186203. Or mail us via for all houses, villas, penthouses and apartments for sale on the French Riviera around and in Nice, Menton, Antibes, Juan les Pins, Cannes, Mougins and Theoule.

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Cars, Boats & Planes
19 Sep '17

BMW hinted to replace car keys with Mobile apps

Automobile giant BMW hinted that the company might permanently replace car keys with Mobile phones apps.Smartphones have made the lives of humans easy in more than one ways such as if you have a smartphone you don’t have to carry a watch, calendar or a compass, the smartphones features all in itself. Moreover, you don’t even need iPods or same sort of gadgets to listen to songs as through smartphone you can do that as well.And now with the more and more apps keep popping out smartphone has become more involved in the lives of people. The same thing said BMW’s Ian Robertson, the company’s board member responsible for sales while talking to a media outlet. He said, “BMW is reviewing the necessity of car keys” as its customers now have BMW app in their smartphones which allows them to directly open the car without the need of traditional keys.He further said that how many people in today’s time and date open and start the car with the key. They don’t even bother to take out the key from their pockets. The smartphone does all the work. Roberto said, “We are looking at whether it is feasible, and whether we can do it. Whether we do it right now or at some point in the future, remains to be seen”.Aside from BMW opting to make its car key free, last year two Pakistani entrepreneur developed a device called CarChabi to completely replace your traditional key. The device aside from completely replacing car keys also gives the liberty to control multiple features of a car from the smartphone using an app.Via: news18, Featured Image Source: TheDetroitBureau

28 Sep
GB, London


GLOBAL REAL ESTATE & REAL ASSETS INVESTMENT MEETING Following the success of our events in London & Switzerland earlier this year, we are delighted to announce our next investment mee ng to an exclusive investor audience of: Single Family Multy Family Wealth Managers Private Banks Ultra-High Net Worth Individuals Asset Allocators The current situaon, characterised by record-low interest rates and elevated stock market valua ons, has made it necessary for investors, to diversify into riskier assets with the aim of achieving a decent return on capital. While real estate is o en considered an alterna ve asset class rela ve to stocks and bonds, many family o ces have historically allocated to that sector either through direct ownership or funds. Historically, investments in funds has allowed family o ces to gain real estate knowledge and stay out of the day to-day decision-making process whilst a direct investment strategy allows for greater control over the investment performance and returns. Bespoke Connec on's Global Real Estate & Real Assets Investment Mee ng on the 28th September 2017 will match the investment requirements of family o ces to highly-ve ed and relevant real estate opportuni es that warrant capital alloca on 09:00 OPENING KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: THE REAL ESTATE MARKET OF TODAY Hosted by Professor Robert Anthony, Founding Principal, Anthony Group Family Office & Harvey Soning, Chairman, James Andrew International, Malcolm Frodsham, Founder and Director, Real Estate Strategies 10:00 PROPERTY,FINANCEANDTECHNOLOGY–SHAPINGTHEFUTURE Hosted by Jatin Ondhia, Co-Founder & Sandeep Puri, Co-Founder, Shojin Property Partners 11:00 IWC TIMBERLAND PARTNERS II - IWC TIMBERLAND PARTNERS II- SUSTAINABLE PRIVATE REAL ASSET INVESTMENT Hosted by Magnus Weikert, Director of Business Development, IWC Investment Partners 12:00 THE RENEWABLE ENERGY EVOLUTION – ATTRACTIVE RISK ADJUSTED RETURNS Hosted by Markus W. Voigt, Managing Partner, Aream GmbH NETWORKING LUNCH 14:00 DAVITT JONES BOULD: THE SPECIALIST REAL ESTATE LAW FIRM—HOW WE WILL SECURE, PROTECT AND MAXIMISE YOUR REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS Hosted by Dr Peter Allinson, Chief Executive, Davitt Jones Bould Real Estate Law Specialists 15:00 NEIGHBORHOOD / COMMUNITY RETAIL PROPERTIES - A CASH FLOW GENERATING, CONTRARIAN REAL ESTATE OPPORTUNITY Hosted by Derrick McGavic, Managing Principal, Management and Investment Committees, Newport Capital Partners 16:00 CAPITALIZING ON CURRENT AND GROWING DISLOCATION IN US REAL ESTATE Hosted by Eric Fleiss, Managing Director & CEO, Regent Properties 17:00 STONEWEG SPAIN: A DEVELOPMENT REAL ESTATE FUND TO INVEST IN THE SPANISH MARKET Hosted by Joaquin Castellvi, Country Manager Spain /Head of European Acquisitions & Fabio Lopez, Senior Advisor Spanish Market, STONEWEG SA

Art & Culture
19 Sep '17


GG/ ROME-FLORENCEGALVANO GROUP gets u access to→Florence at The Private Uffizi Tour,The Accademia Museum After Hours Private Tour or  Michelangelo’s Secret Archives!GALVANO GROUP gets u access to→ Rome at Vatican Museums/Sistine Chapel Private After Hours Visit, St Peters Tomb under the Basilica, Papal Gardens & Villa -Castel Gandolfo, Breakfast at the Vatican & Vatican Museums or Papal Audience!Along with a Michelin Star Diner Experience in ONE of Rome's Best Reputable Location !We Got It All→ An Ace Up Your Sleeve!Serving Your Desires & Preferences! Contact, Details & Reservations:office@galvanogroup.comwww.galvanogroup.comFollow us on :

Fashion & Design
18 Sep '17

London Fashion Week opens

London Fashion Week opens with the news that Chinese tourists are the biggest spenders in the UK luxury fashion marketLondon Fashion Week and the spring summer 2018 season kicked off on Friday, just as news came in that Chinese tourists collectively are the biggest spenders in the UK luxury fashion market, taking 23 per cent, and followed by the Americans. There’ll be plenty for them to pluck from the opening shows - especially with Burberry collection hitting stores and online as models finished on the runway.BurberryThe walls of social portraiture and the clothes on the Burberry catwalk were a celebration of the British at play. Christopher Bailey was rebooting the brand that has been languishing of late, revisiting signatures like the famous Burberry check that he made so iconic in his early days, now as rain blousons and jockey hats, and the trench coat and shearling jacket marked with tattoo prints.Tartan was also a big part of the story for skirts, military trews and coats that were slipped over embroidered tea dresses, as if heading to a party on a damp autumn evening. Burberry’s historical associations with the military were rekindled with red Guardsmen’s jacket re-imagined as skirts while there was a hint of humour about British weather with colourful plastic macs layered over knits and long woolly scarves worn with evening dresses. Will this refreshing sense of fun and dry wit restore Burberry’s fortunes?J.W.AndersonSimple silhouettes and the ease of the everyday symbolised J.W’s summer collection. He talked about “the sanctuary of calmness,” more in reference to the media frenzy around the catwalk shows, but given another terrorist attack in London and anti-fur protestors at venues, people are on edge, and so this collection was meant to be a soothing antidote. Anderson referenced his heritage with Irish linen dresses and sweet crop tops and gathered skirts that had a soft artisanal air. He spoke of “everything coming back around again,” so there was a recycling of ideas like his favourite asymmetric wrap skirts in leather stripes and silky fabrics, and the stitched bra cup style of cotton jersey tops. He even transformed the humble Irish tea towel into a fashion item as tunic tops: “the normality of something you touch every day.”Simone RochaThere is always an girlish air of enchantment about Simone Rocha’s collections, often rooted in Victoriana and a childlike playfulness or young models with wavy hair pinned back with pearl barrettes. Embroidered daisies and naive figures skipped across her black and white cotton and nude tulle smocks, while painted flowers decorated black silk dresses. The silhouette that reminisced the famous drawings of Alice in Wonderland and Victorian dolls is essentially full, but bunchy skirts were balanced with neatly tailored jackets in woven ticking stripes. The collection “Red Dolls” was both romantic and nostalgic and felt familiar but for a couple of bias cut 30s style gowns that shows signs of Rocha exploring new avenues. Ralph & RussoSeven years after launching their haute couture Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo are expanding their brand with a new ready-to-wear collection which owes much to the cut and polish of their couture line. Glossy and glamorous it is like their couture without all the embroidery, and presumably the big price tags. There were sportier looks such as the zipped blouson in a silk scuba fabric and the safari style dresses and jumpsuit. A trench coat and some studded black leather pieces, and a couple of shiny rose gold metallic dresses were simplified versions of the rose gold couture gowns on that feature in the haute couture. This is ready-to-wear at a luxury, elevated level.By: 

21 / 24 Sep
AT, Vienna

Vienna Contemporary

viennacontemporary Welcomes Larry's List Private Art Pass Holders Dear Members,, We are very excited to announce that you can use the Larry's List Private Art Pass as a VIP Pass for viennacontemporary — Austria's international art fair, which will gather 110 galleries and institutions from 27 countries. Bridging East and West viennacontemporary promises to be a marvellous start into the autumn season! The fair takes place on 21- 24 September 2017 in Marx Halle Vienna, with the Preview at 12-5pm and Vernissage at 5-9 pm on 20 September 2017. With the special presentations ZONE1, Solo & Sculpture, Focus: Hungary and Nordic Highlights, viennacontemporary underlines its significance as a location for the presentation of young and established artists and for the information on the development of the art scene in the focus countries of the program. You may also visit the website of viennacontemporary for more information. Your Private Art Pass grants you (plus one person) complimentary access to the Preview, Vernissage and the regular fair days upon registration (super easy: for registration just come with your Private Art Pass to the VIP desk and get the VIP Pass instantly). Contact for more details

Travel & Events
14 Sep '17

Visiting the Vineyard Château Bas in Provence

The spacious vineyards at Château Bas Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence, which is managed by Irene von Blanquet and her family, are only a stone's throw away from Mallemort. Next to the production of organic wine since 2010 sits a Roman temple complex which was built during 1st century BC, is on the property as well. Some ancient ruins are tourist attractions and for a long time under Heritage protection.  On our way to the vineyard, we stopped with the Alfa Romeo Giulia to visit the old bridge of Mallemort.  I purchased the wine with a very artistic label, a Cuvee Heol Rose. Aop Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence. You should not miss the visiting the ruins of the Roman Temple complex, which is located behind Château Bas. More about the full story in german and English on my Blog Magazine:

21 Oct
GB, London

JEANNE.CHAVANY Exclusive Event

For the very first time in London You are cordially invited to join us and celebrate "When the English tradition meets the French way of life", on Saturday, October 21st in Mayfair, from 11am to 6pm. An opportunity to meet the founder and share a moment of conviviality over a glass of champagne. Limited places. For more information:

Art & Culture
13 Sep '17

Art Basel Cities: Buenos Aires

Art Basel Cities: Buenos Aires – details announced, including Cecilia Alemani as Artistic Director Art Basel and the City of Buenos Aires are delighted to share details of the first Art Basel Cities initiative. A long-term collaboration, Art Basel Cities: Buenos Aires has been set up to support the city's cultural ecosystem including artists, galleries, not- for-profit spaces and public institutions and to highlight its vibrant cultural scene, promoting it to a global audience and Art Basel's extensive network. In 2017 the partnership will focus on providing structural support to the local art community with the launch of the Art Basel Cities Exchange, comprising several initiatives to help facilitate professional collaborations, catalyze support for cultural projects, and to strengthen the local artworld. Next year in September, Art Basel Cities: Buenos Aires will launch a week of public art programing directed by Cecilia Alemani, which will take place throughout the city. To celebrate the launch of these first elements of Art Basel Cities: Buenos Aires and to share further information about the partnership, Art Basel Cities will set up the Art Basel Cities House in Buenos Aires. From November 2 to November 5, 2017, the Art Basel Cities House will host a series of events and workshops and will launch a talks series to take place throughout the year, in which local cultural partners will be invited to collaborate and participate, and to learn more about the future program. Further partners will be selected in the next few years to be part of the wider Art Basel Cities initiative. In addition, Buenos Aires will welcome an international delegation of artworld professionals including collectors, curators, and directors of museums and not-for-profit spaces, discovering and engaging with the vibrant local art scene during that week.Underlining the durational aspect of the multi-year partnership, Art Basel and the city of Buenos Aires have initiated the Art Basel Cities Exchange to help support and strengthen the local art scene on a long-term basis. As Art Basel started working closely with key stakeholders in Buenos Aires to define the city's needs, it became clear that the first elements of this collaboration should support the City of Buenos Aires' own initiatives to help develop the key structures of the city's cultural scene. While first elements of Art Basel Cities Exchange such as the Project Bureau, an internship program and crowdfunding campaigns are launching this fall, further elements will be rolled out on an ongoing basis throughout this partnership.Over the coming months and years, the Art Basel Cities Exchange will host residencies around the world for Argentine professionals working in the arts: from internships and curatorial residencies to artist exchanges and mentorships. This November at the Art Basel Cities House, the City of Buenos Aires will host an open call for an internship program, placing young artworld professionals from Buenos Aires with leading galleries from across the world. Further information on the application process will be shared at the Art Basel Cities House this November and will then also be available online.Further initiatives of the Art Basel Cities Exchange include the setting up of Project Bureau, a digital platform that aims to connect international art professionals with the local art scene to realize large-scale projects in Buenos Aires. From November onwards, artworld professionals will be invited to apply with either new project ideas or specificneeds concerning existing projects to the Project Bureau. These will be reviewed by a committee consisting of Argentinian and international experts. Successful applicants will then be connected with potential partners in the Buenos Aires cultural landscape.Furthermore, the Art Basel Cities Exchange will put in place a number of structures to enable organizations, individuals and institutions to catalyze support and build resources for new projects. In this context, Art Basel's Crowdfunding platform will be activated to support not-for profit institutions in Buenos Aires in realizing a wide variety of artistic projects, including exhibitions, public installations, films, artist books, education programs, artist residencies, talks programs, archives, libraries, and other innovative projects. Art Basel is now actively reaching out directly to not-for profit institutions in Buenos Aires and is guiding them through the application process, with the first crowdfunding projects from Buenos Aires launching in October. Further information on the application process can be found on addition to these long-term structures, Art Basel and the city of Buenos Aires will next year launch a week of public arts programing in the city. Taking place from September 11 to September 16, 2018, the week will be directed by Cecilia Alemani, Director and Chief Curator of High Line Art in New York and the curator of the Italian Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale. Over the coming months, Alemani will work closely with cultural partners in Buenos Aires on the week's program.Finally, a newly formed advisory board – consisting of prominent artworld figures with strong ties to Buenos Aires – has been created to contribute to the further development and implementation of the partnership. Members of the board comprise: Ariel Aisiks; Pablo Leo?n de la Barra; Orly Benzacar; Gustavo Bruzzone; Ximena Caminos; Eduardo Costantini; Marlise and Anibal Jozami; Dani Levinas; Alec Oxenford; Glenn Phillips; Frances Reynolds; Adriana Rosenberg and Juan and Patricia Vergez, and from the government of the City of Buenos Aires Diego Radivoy, General Director of Creative Industries.

10 / 12 May
GB, London

London's only On-Water Boat Show Festival

London's only On-Water Boat Show Festival and Supercar Showcase returns to the iconic St Katharine Docks in central London for its fourth successive year. Timed to coincide with the start of the summer boating season, make sure you put May 10th - 12th in your diaries!

Travel & Events
12 Sep '17


New Year’s 2017/2018 In Vienna- AustriaGALVANO GROUP gets u access to→The New Year’s Eve Trail greatest ambience with  Gala dinners, Festive Ball, Philarmonic Concerts, Opera, Hip Clubs & Trendy  Bars….& Much More!GG/We Got It All→ An Ace Up Your Sleeve!Serving Your Desires & Preferences! Contact, Details & Reservations:office@galvanogroup.comwww.galvanogroup.comFollow us on : New Year’s In ViennaSuperb exhibitions & a dazzling array of events, concerts, operas, operettas, all promise a New Year's Eve program brimming with excitement throughout the day  &  night.On December 31, Vienna's old city center transforms into a giant party zone→ From 2 p.m. in the to 2 a.m.→Top entertainment is guaranteed by the New Year's Eve Trail in the city center, at City Hall Square and in the Prater. 

private real estate
$ 685000

Quietly located Provencal house Bargemon

Quietly located Provencal house Bargemon with free views Those looking for serenity, peace and space and still want to live in the South of France, must come to this charming Provencal house in Bargemon. The village of Bargemon is located in the Haut du Var at the beginning of the Gorges du Verdon and Lac St. Croix. It is a typical medieval Provencal town of 1100 years old at 1500 meters high. In the vicinity there are more romantic places like Claviers and Seillans. The castle is a historically unknown gem surrounded by more historic buildings. A typical traditional French village with a romantic square with plane trees and cozy restaurants. The distance to Draguignan is 20 kilometers, Saint Tropez and the Mediterranean sea are within an hour’s drive. From the airport in Nice you are home in Bargemon in 1.5 hours This charming house in a peaceful and rural setting can be found at 1 kilometer of the centre village. The Provencal detached house dates back to 1910 and was completely renovated in 2006. The characteristic villa with approximately 190 m2 of living space offers a large lounge with fireplace, a dining room with a special arbor, an open fully equipped kitchen and a buro. On the floor is the large master bedroom with dressing, a bathroom with shower and toilet and its terrace. The Provencal house Bargemon has a separate annexe as 2 room guest room with shower room, a toilet and a private entrance. You will love the large covered terrace with summer kitchen and BBQ. The villa in Bargemon is located on a plot of 3,000 m2 with a fountain. You have the option of creating a swimming pool with pool-house (the permit is already granted).

private real estate
$ 1790000

Beautiful Mas in Mougins Pibonson

Beautiful Mas in Mougins Pibonson with unobstructed views A real gem, so you can tell this from the pictures of this beautiful Mas in Mougins with unobstructed views. If you look outside, you’ll only see green rolling hills and yet, you’re close to the shops. Your Mas in Mougins is situated in a park and has nearly 8,000 m2 of land, sufficient for extra privacy around you. Inside, the Mas in Mougins is spacious and large, as we know from earlier times when houses simply were bigger. This former farmhouse offers 400 m2 of living space spread over 5 bedrooms, an office and a large lobby. You can even build an additional 350 m2, which allows you to make a true French Riviera palace of this Mas which has a South Western location. The swimming pool has an organic shape and fits with the nature environment. Are you coming in for a little tour? On the ground floor we find the entrance, a living room with dining area, a separate kitchen and a technical space. On the garden level is a second living room, an office and a laundry room. On the first floor there are three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The Mas in Mougins has an annex with two bedrooms and a bathroom. Useful for older children or guests. Buying a villa in Mougins means choosing quality and class. The chic village is strategically perfect in comparison to the golf courses and the sea, two factors that make life on the Côte d’Azur so beautiful. In the center of Mougins, there is always a cozy atmosphere in the restaurants; inviting you to have lunch or dinner here every day. And why not; finally, you live here to enjoy the French Riviera lifestyle. Mougins’s plus point is that the mondaine Cannes with its many festivals is only 15 minutes by car. Those who love life are always under way to a nice restaurant or event on the Côte d’Azur. But it’s wonderful to come home in your own French Riviera Mas in such a beautiful location. Are you looking for a villa or Mas in Mougins? Please contact us for more pictures or a viewing of this or other similar items. Call Ab and Jo on +33770186203 or email us at

private real estate
$ 4385000

Anthéor modern waterfront villa 25 km from Cannes

The perfect modern waterfont villa on a perfect location; in between Cannes and Saint Tropez. The waterfront villa in Anthéor is build almost in the sea and borders to a Nature park Cap Roux, the Red Cap. Here you will only hear and feel the sea wind. Enjoy endless sea views and your own stairs to the water. It is a true privilege to live here, in this exclusive and modern seafront villa. The charming villa is completely renovated with the best materials. On two levels is 200 sqm of living space and wide open rooms, all with sea view of course. There can be 4 or 5 bedrooms, thanks to the flexible use of space. The terrain that leads directly to the sea is flat and about 1000 sqm. The swimming pool is heated and will give an extra visual sensation to be so close to the sea. The sound of the water splashing against the rocks is something you only see in movies; but in Anthéor it will be yours. A great relaxing sound for a good night sleep. Inside the villa on the ground floor is the entrance, two large rooms and one could be a bedroom or an office. It is now in use as tv room. The living has a combined dining section and a large spacious kitchen. On the garden level you will find 4 bedrooms and entrance to the garden and the swimming pool. The waterfront villa has an open fireplace in the living, electric shutters, airconditioning, domotica system, sprinklers for the garden and a video camera system. On your terrain are also 3 car parks. One of our most impressive properties, at a very special location, on the red Esterel rocks, close to Saint Raphaël and in between Cannes and Saint Tropez. Cannes is just 25 km away and a great drive on that famous searoad. Ten minutes from the harbor, 2 minutes from the train station and the airport is Nice can be reached within an hour. The perfect waterfront villa for your French Riviera holidays.

private real estate
$ 3047000

Property for sale Mougins: Villa Paloma (Picasso)

Property for sale in Mougins; that must be something special as here, you will only find the best properties on the Côte d’Azur. This new villa in Mougins is a beautiful new development, names after Paloma, the daughter of Picasso. Paloma Picasso lived in Mougins on the French Riviera, just like her famous father. They both loved Mougins for it’s rich nature environment, the exquisite gastronomy and the perfect location, at only 15 minuten from the heart of Cannes. Like her father, Paloma Picasso found inspiration in Mougins and used this area and ambiance for her successful fashion and jewellery designs. You will love Mougins and this gorgeous Villa Paloma that will be delivered in 2019. It’s a beautiful piece of architecture, offering you 343 sqm living space on a terrain of 1200 sqm, Of course, there is s swimming pool in the landscaped garden with a large size to swim; 12,2 sqm x 3,5 sqm. If Picasso would have lived here, the villa would be featuring for sure on one of his paintings! The entrance brings you directly on the first floor, with a living space of 104 sqm and 54 sqm of terraces. From the outside the villa looks discreet; it hides the content that is revealed to the owners. On the first floor you will enjoy and entrance hall and two bedrooms plus bathrooms. The first floor also has a romantic pergola; great for late night dinners or maybe some creative painting during the day? On the ground floor level is the large living area with fireplace and terrace that opens up to the heated swimming pool. On the ground floor you can also find the kitchen and an extra bedroom, a walkin closet plus bathroom. A wonderful new property for sale Mougins. On the entresol floor on 114 sqm is a large bedroom, an office (that can be used as bedroom) and the technical areas of the villa. Modern times come to live with the high advanced domotica system that allows you to control everything in the villa, from heating to electric shutters and from alarm to indoor lights. The villa has floor heating on all 3 floors and a central airconditioning system. New property for sale Mougins: A very complete and luxury new villa, for those who desire the best of the best. Contact Ab and Jo for floorplans and more detailed information. Call of WhatsApp us on +33770186203 or email for all your enquiries.

private real estate
$ 2100000

New Villa Provence in Mougins, Côte d’Azur

A new Villa Provence on the Cote d’Azur, that is of course the best of two worlds. This new villa is designed with La Provence in mind and you can not only see it from the outside, but it also smells like the Provence. Around the villa are typical Provencal plants, flowers and herbs for that unmistakable smell of lavender, thyme and blue rain. But you are not in La Provence, but in the heart of Mougins, Côte d’Azur. Beloved by so many nationalities, because here people combine everything with each other in a natural way; the high quality gastronomy and top class golf courses, the beautiful views of the surrounding forests and lively Cannes, it’s all Mougins. And in 2019 there will be your future villa Provence, on the Cote d’Azur. Are you coming in ? Buy new villa Côte d’Azur The new villa in Mougins in southern France near Cannes has a total living area of ??256 sqm on a plot of 1,010 m2. The property has large spaces which make it completely open and sunny. Of course, you have a spacious 10 meter long swimming pool. The ground floor has a total area of 70 sqm, with a spacious bedroom, a separate kitchen, a spacious lounge and a covered pergola outdoor area. The swimming pool has a terrace of 20 m2, enough for a dining table outside. Or an additional set of sun loungers. On the -1 entresol level is a bedroom, a 12 m2 office that you can also use as a bedroom, a separate bathroom, a laundry room and a room for all modern technology. Then we walk through the ground floor to the first floor of this new villa. Here you enjoy 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a large family room for tv, movies or games and a 13 sqm terrace. The area of the first floor is 102 sqm. The luxurious new villa in Mougins features central air conditioning, underfloor heating, electric shutters, an alarm system and an extensive Domotica system.

private real estate
$ 5410000

Rare and gorgeous town villa Villefranche

Rare and gorgeous town villa Villefranche sur Mer from 1904 The town villa Villefranche sur Mer is a beautiful property of the rich ‘Belle Epoque’ period. You can already see it from the outside; a King or a Princess must have lived here. And that’s right, although we can not tell you here who that was. After all, you want to be living discreet in Villefranche sur Mer on the French Riviera, as many famous celebrities in the area do. This town villa Villefranche sur Mer was built in 1904 and has a total living area of ??290 m2 plus a private garden in the center of 900 m2. This of course is only possible if you are of nobility. Or if you buy this property. Of course, you enjoy a majestic view of the old village of Villefranche and the most beautiful bay of the Cote d’Azur. Great advantage from the town villa Villefranche sur Mer is that the beloved beaches of Villefranche are within walking distance. But you might also stay at home and enjoy the large and heated swimming pool. Or watch the sunset or sunrise from the rooftop terrace; you will feel privileged to live here. The town villa Villefranche sur Mer has just undergone a major renovation and is now in top condition. Ideally located to the south and completely detached for maximum privacy in the city. Call Ab or Jo in France + 33 770186203 for more pictures and details. Or mail us via

15 / 24 Sep
GB, Southampton

Southampton Boat show

See the best boats and marine brands gathered together at Britain's biggest boating festival. At Mayflower Park, 15-24 September 2017.

Sports & Leisure
09 Sep '17


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07 Sep '17

Teetering on the cusp of a Kodak moment

Teetering on the cusp of a Kodak moment Vladimir Berezansky considers the implications of rapid technological change for regulatory and compliance specialistsThroughout human history, especially modern history, certain attributes or characteristics have been applied as cognitive placeholders for variouseras, usually grouped into decades: The Roaring 1920s; The Great Depression of the 1930s; the prosperous post- War 1950s; the rebellious 1960s. Whilst such aggregative adjectives may be less than entirely accurate, they are more than mere cliche?s.The factors most commonly identified with defining these eras are geopolitical and/or macro-economic: two world wars; the Great Depression; American prosperity and the Marshall Plan, etc. But what remain under-represented in many of these collective recollections are the significant technological advances that often launched and even defined an historic era such as, for example, the Age of the Telegraph.This diminished appreciation for technological achievements and their significance in shaping historical eras can be traced at least in part to a collective fearof the uncontrollable consequences that technological developments might unleash. From Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to Isaac Asimov’s I, Robot, and HAL 9000, Stanley Kubrick’s stealthily lethal on-board computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey, we humans are quite aware that technological achievements could well prove our undoing as the dominant species on this planet.Banking’s “Kodak moment” Antony Jenkins, the former CEO of Barclays, recently o ered a telling comparison while chatting with a Bloomberg presenter2, juxtaposing significant modifications and improvements along a linear progression of technological development (which he termed an “Uber moment”) against developments that transform an industry, thereby rendering the previous methods used irrevocably obsolete (which he termed a “Kodak moment”, in so doing dating himself and anyone able to follow his line of thought without having recourse to Google).According to this paradigm, the “gradual” transition from “bricks and mortar” banking to mobile banking would be an Uber moment, whereas a change to market conditions whereby the customers’ primary – and perhaps preferred – means of interaction with their banks would be viaa bot or other AI-supported interface would constitute a Kodak moment. In the latter instance, the customer is engaging the bank in a fundamentally di erent context.This leaves today’s banking industry in an historically anomalous situation. Many of the recognised captains –the CEOs and former CEOs such as Jenkins – and thought leaders in this sector seem to have an at least roughly- articulated concept of where banking-related financial services are headed, but with little idea – at least at present – as to how to get there.This conundrum is compounded by two sources of collective anxiety: the relatively near-term threat that AI-based enhancements could give rise to a massive depopulation of the banking / financial services sector; and the long-term fear of creating a Frankenstein-esque financial services matrix that would no longer be susceptible to human control (i.e. a meta-bank without a kill switch, or with a kill switch that the AI control function has defeated). In this scenario, HAL has successfully locked David (Dr Bowman) out of the spaceship.Not only do we lack a critical path for reaching this AI-supported Holy Grail, we are unable to define, muchless account for, systemic risks that come under Donald Rumsfeld’s “unknown unknowns” rubric. Considering that cyber warfare as a conceptual threat has been in the public eye since at least 1983 (with the release of the film War Games) it is more than mildly disturbing that the financial regulatory community is only now – literally a generation later – getting down to articulating meaningful protocols and procedures towards establishing best practices for cyber security – and this only after the recent and jarring “WannaCry” and “Petya” shocks to the system.3Rethinking the financial regulatory function That we live in an era of geometrically diminishing (sequentially truncated) generations of technological evolution has long become a truism. If we take Moore’s Law4 – i.e. that chip (integrated circuit) performance doubles approximately every 18 months – as axiomatic,it seems self-evident that the heretofore traditional regulatory paradigm – i.e. (1) a newly-developed technology is introduced into the banking / financial services sectors; (2) after an initially unregulated experimental / phase-in period, financial regulatory authorities seek consensus among themselves and with regulated (licensed) market players; (3) regulations are promulgated, revised (as necessary) and enforced – is no longer workable.This cascading tide of technological innovation – the background music of Uber moments, as it were, but playing at an ever quickening pace – a ords neither the regulatory authorities nor their licensed entities the luxury of adhering to the rhythms of their traditional, genteel three-step. Moreover, as previously discussed, an unquantifiable number of Kodak moments – i.e. unforeseeable yet transformative innovations that do not arise from or follow an articulable arc of technological development – will inevitably demand the ad hoc, stop-gap attention of both the regulator and regulated simultaneously. This dynamic necessarily places both sides ofthe regulatory community on the receiving end of innovative forces and technological trends that neither controls.Collectively, these developments, in combination, yielda new dynamic that, for the banking and financial markets, constitutes a Kodak moment. Fundamentally new challenges demand innovative solutions. A logical and adequate reaction to these profoundly changed circumstances would be a complete rethink of the relative positioning and interactions of the regulatory and regulated communities.If, earlier in its development, the compliance function – in a possibly misplaced but understandable e ort to establish itself as a “business friendly” support function to the front o ce – positioned itself to some degree in opposition to the regulator, then the exigencies of this industry sector’s collective Kodak moment have militated – or at least should have done so – a complete rethink of these premises. Conceptually and perhaps even structurally, the time has come for the regulatory compliance function to approach its common task from the vantage of an interpenetrated, if not wholly integrated, approach. Indeed, we’ve seen the first glimmers of these tendencies with the placement of Justice Department-appointed monitors in banks that became the subjects of deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs).Taking into account the very real prospect of, in Antony Jenkins’ typology, a steadily-increasing pace of Uber moments punctuated by an unforeseen but no doubt significant number of Kodak moments, this would seem a modest proposal – i.e. a reconfiguration and consolidation of professional regulatory attention as mandated by profoundly-changed market circumstances. Given the rising tide of technological innovations likely to continue challenging the regulatory – including the in-house regulatory (compliance) – function, such fundamental changes to the structure and dynamic of ensuring robust regulatory oversight seem inevitable. Vladimir Berezansky was one of the first foreign professionals to bring Western (US, UK, EU) regulatory compliance leadership to the Russian/CIS/CEE financial services market. He has more than 15 years of work experience in Russia/CIS and Eastern Europe, as well as Cyprus, Switzerland and in London’s financial markets  

28 Sep
MC, Monaco-Ville

Monte-Carlo Gala for the Oceans

Monte-Carlo Gala for the Oceans On Thursday, 28 September 2017, during the Monaco Yacht Show, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation is organizing an exceptional gala on the Terraces of the Casino to support initiatives promoting a sustainable ocean. In the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, Leonardo DiCaprio will receive an award for his exemplary actions towards the conservation of the planet. With 10 years of international experience, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation has placed the ocean among its main priorities: Better understand the environmental dangers that our ocean is facing, fight plastic pollution, strengthen and develop protected marine species, protect endangered species and promote innovative solutions for a sustainable ocean. This is the spririt of the Monte-Carlo Gala for the Oceans! I have 4 Tickets available for the Gala, casino play required at Casino de Monte-Carlo. Minimum Bankroll Requirements

27 / 30 Sep
MC, Monaco-Ville

Monaco Yacht Show 2017: The Car Deck

Monaco Yacht Show 2017: The Car Deck is back on track on Quai Antoine Ier Set alongside the Quai Antoine Ier exhibition area with the MYS new Starboard lounge-exhibition area and the MYS Tenders & Toys, the Car Deck presents fifteen or so prestige vehicles, with some available for test drives by the Show’s premium clients. Monaco Luxury Group renews its presence at the Car Deck with models of some of the world’s leading luxury car brands Aston Martin, Bentley, McLaren and Mercedes-Benz. Hoffmann & Novague, new exhibitor, unveils its stunning model known as HN R200, a limited-edition production which features an aluminum body. The HN R200 car was inspired by the legendary sports car Škoda 200 RS. New Car Deck participant too, the British company Elemental Cars displays its Rp1 sportscar model based on a Formula One style. For their first year of participation at the Monaco Yacht Show, Gentleman Car exhibits the models Shelby Cobra 289 and Shelby Cobra 427. --- The MYS Car Deck Prestige car exhibition at the Monaco Yacht Show Quai Antoine Ier exhibition tent. Access upon presentation of a valid MYS badge. More information on

Restaurants & Clubs
05 Sep '17

Rock 'n Rolle Star

Rock 'n Rolle Star is een 100% Vermentino wijn uit Pays d'Oc IGP Frankrijk. Een heerlijke en betaalbare wijn die zowel als aperitief gedronken kan worden, maar ook een goede begeleider is van mooie gerechten.De wijn wordt gemaakt door Theo Kalkdijk uit Dalen ism Cuno van 't Hoff, Gerard Ekdom en Selwin Senatori.De wijn wordt oa geserveerd bij Sofitel Legend Hotel The  Grand in Amsterdam!geniet, maar drink met mate, geen alcohol onder de 18.Proost!! Robert Heida  

27 Dec / 3 Jan
ZA, Johannesburg

New Years Eve celebration South Africa

Safari Luxury Experience & New Years Eve celebration South Africa York Zucchi , Tamar Goren/ Johannesburg Eva Eriksson Events / Paris have a great pleasure in requesting your company at Safari Luxury Experience and New Year's Eve Celebration South Africa December 27, 2017 – January 03, 2018 Safari Luxury Experience and New Year’s Eve Celebration in very private retreats. Exceptional program to celebrate Lifestyle in harmony with the most beautiful nature of our planet. Privacy, adventure, panoramas, perfect blend of luxury and wildness define the amazing experience which is offered in this bespoke program. Meeting point : Johannesburg. One night at amazing Saxon Hotel to explore Johannesburg and next day drive to very private game lodge ZebrasCrossing for the celebration. Exceptional VIP program including BIG 5 Luxury Safari Experience, New Year's Eve celebration party and many surprices...

Travel & Events
05 Sep '17


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Travel & Events
02 Sep '17


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Cars, Boats & Planes
01 Sep '17

Monaco Yacht Show & Casino De Monte-Carlo

If you're planning on attending the MYS this year and you're interested in playing at Casino de Monte-Carlo then let me fly you in, take care of your hotel plus get VIP access throughout. Whether you wire funds in to play or you would like to setup a credit line, if you're coming to play I will take care of everything. Greg Hubley Private Executive Casino Host 702.727.8102

Cars, Boats & Planes
29 Aug '17

Aston Martin Revenues almost double

Revenues almost double year-on-year to £410.4m Wholesale deliveries rise 67% in first half 2017 versus prior year periodFirst Half 2017 Highlights:• Revenues jump 94% to £410.4m (H1 2016: £211.8m) on rising demand for DB11• LTM revenue exceeds $1bn (and £750m) for the first time in the company’s history• Pre-tax profits of £21.1m, reversing £82.3m pre-tax loss in first half of 2016• Underlying EBITDA increases almost fourfold to £93m• Strong cash generation of £94.6m from operating activities• Wholesale units jump 67% to 2,439 vehicles• Continued momentum in second quarter with pre-tax profit of £15.2m• Net debt/LTM EBITDA ratio falls further to 2.4 from 2.9 in prior quarter• Increasing full-year baseline revenue guidance to £830m and EBITDA guidance to £175m 25 August 2017, Gaydon, UK: Aston Martin Holdings (UK) Ltd today reported sharply improved first-half and second quarter financial results amid rising global demand for its luxury handcrafted sports cars.For the six months to June 30, the company reported pre-tax profits of £21.1m – reversing a loss of £82.3m in the same period of 2016 – on revenues that increased to £410.4m from £211.8m in the first half of 2016.In the second quarter, pre-tax profits reached £15.2m on revenues of £222.0m, compared with a pre-tax loss of £52.6m on revenues of £119.2m in the prior-year quarter.Dr Andy Palmer, Aston Martin President and Chief Executive Officer, said: “Aston Martin is accelerating financially with our third successive quarter of pre-tax profit. Our improving performance reflects rising demand for our new DB11 model, as well as for special edition vehicles and the ongoing benefits from our Second Century transformation plan.”For the first half, global wholesale volumes rose by 67% to 2,439 vehicles as orders continued to rise in the UK, mainland Europe, the Americas and China. The average selling price per model, excluding special editions, rose 25% to £149,000 – principally driven by DB11 – and a higher option take rate across the range.During the period, Aston Martin completed a £550m refinancing to enhance liquidity, reduce borrowing costs and increase financial reserves. The offering of senior secured notes due in 2022 carry interest of 6.50% on the dollar tranche and 5.75% on the sterling bonds, compared with maturing 10.25% US dollar PIK notes and 9.25% bonds.The company generated cash from operating activities of £94.6m through the first six months of 2017 and ended the first half with £123.1m in cash. Adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) rose to £93.0m in the first half, up from £19.4m in the first half of 2016. For the second quarter EBITDA increased almost threefold to £50.4m, representing an EBITDA margin of 22.7%. During the second quarter, Aston Martin continued its product offensive with the launch of the 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 variant of the DB11, which combines a top speed of 187 mph with the most fuel efficient powertrain on offer by the company. It also announced plans for its first all-electric, zero-emission model: the limited-edition RapidE set to begin production in 2019. Demand for the DB11 and continued strong sales of the V12-powered Vanquish S and Vantage S models coincided with sell-out success for special-edition vehicles such as the Vanquish Zagato Coupe and continued development work on the Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar in conjunction with Red Bull Advanced Technologies. As the company expands, conversion work is well underway on the new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in St Athan, where assembly of the upcoming DBX SUV model is due to start in 2019, supporting up to 750 new jobs in South Wales.Mark Wilson, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, said: “The strength of our first-half results prove that our strategy is on track. We exceeded our budget for the tenth consecutive quarter, giving us confidence that we will deliver a step-change in full-year performance. We are increasing our baseline guidance for underlying earnings of £175m on revenues of £830m in 2017.”

Travel & Events
29 Aug '17


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Sports & Leisure
28 Aug '17

May weather joins the billionaire athletes club

Floyd Mayweather won "the money fight" on Saturday and is now poised to enter a new arena: the billionaire athletes club.Mayweather is expected to bring in over $300 million for his fight against Conor McGregor, the MMA fighter he beat in 10 rounds. The boxing superstar -- he now boasts a 50-0 record -- has already grossed a reported $700 million in his career from fight purses, which include money from pay-per-view sales, ticket sales and fight endorsements.After this fight, Mayweather should join Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods as the first three athletes to make more than $1 billion, said Leonard Ellerbe, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions. "I don't think he's done too bad in his career," Ellerbe added. Jordan made more than $93 million over his career, according to salary tracker Spotrac. However, he had several lucrative endorsement deals, including a lifetime deal with Nike. Those endorsement deals helped him break into the billionaire's club, as well as his ownership of the Charlotte Hornets. In 2015, he made Forbes' list of billionaires for the first time.Tiger Woods was also on the exclusive list, at least for a time. In 2009, Forbes estimated that his winnings and endorsement deals made Woods a billionaire. But his stock has fallen in recent years. Woods hasn't won a major tournament since 2008. And a high-profile sex scandal caused some sponsors to walk away from him. Forbes estimated his net worth at $740 million in 2016.One athlete who's made it very clear he wants into the club: LeBron James. The NBA player seems to be well on his way. He's made millions over his playing career and has signed lucrative endorsements, including a lifetime deal with Nike in 2015. And he's also befriended billionaire investor Warren Buffett. James' high school friend and business partner, Maverick Carter, told CNNMoney in 2007 that James' billion-dollar goal hinged on his investments more than his playing income or endorsement deals

12 / 17 Sep
FR, Cannes

Meet us on Libertus at the Cannes Yacht Show

Dear Miljonet members, The 40th edition of the Cannes Yachting Festival will be held from 12 to 17 September 2017 in the glittering city of Cannes, French Riviera. For this international event, we are pleased to announce that we will be presenting for sale the 30-meter Classic Benetti yacht LIBERTUS. Throughout the show, Neo Yachting will give you the opportunity to visit LIBERTUS and some of the 600 finest luxury boats and yachts ranging up to 52 meters. Here below, we have highlighted for you a few must see yachts: world premiere editions and one of the largest sailing catamaran for sale. Kindly note that every visit of yachts during the exhibition is by appointment only. Contact us to organize your visits to the Yachting Festival. All the Neo Yachting Team is looking forward to meeting you on board LIBERTUS! Best regards, Nicolas Valin +33 616 110 577

28 Dec
CH, Saint Moritz


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26 Sep
NL, Amsterdam

Angel Island

The unconference that changes the way entrepreneurs and investors connect No Keynotes, No Pitches - Only Meaningful Connections. An island packed with more than 500 angel investors, VCs, global influencers, and startups - that’s Angel Island, the exclusive unconference having its second edition this year in Amsterdam on September 26th. Breaking the traditional event and conference formats by having no keynotes and no pitches, Angel Island focuses only on meaningful connections. The goal is to connect the unconnected in an intimate setting where the bravest and most brilliant discover ways to be meaningful first and disruptive second. Angel island believes that successful business relationships start with both the investor and the founder discussing about their passions, values, and goals. What Angel Island promises is a unique experience designed to bring face to face the investors with the right founders - small rooms, free discussions, real bonds. We want to make sure that when each party comes to sign the term sheet, they know who the person sitting across them really is and what to expect from them.

16 / 17 Sep
SG, Singapore

Amber Lounge Singapore

AMBER LOUNGE SINGAPORE THE ORIGINAL GRAND PRIX LIFESTYLE EVENT SAT 16 & SUN 17 SEPT 2017 Two unmissable nights of high-octane entertainment fueled by Amber Lounge, the ultimate VIP lifestyle experience at Asia’s Most Exhilarating F1 Afterparty Destination. SAT 16 SEPT – EXTRAVAGANZA Cocktails, F1 Drivers' Fashion Show, charity auction, live performances, international DJs, the most extravagant and electrifying party in town. SUN 17 SEPT – GP AFTERPARTY The climax to the weekend revelry - rub shoulders with the F1 drivers and their teams, as they celebrate their Singapore Grand Prix successes. Experience live performances by our iconic international A-list artist, entertainment and much more. F1 Drivers’ Fashion Show SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE performances by RAYE, singer of Jax Jones and Jonas Blue hits ‘YOU DON’T KNOW ME’ and ‘BY YOUR SIDE’ International DJs Non-stop entertainment across the whole night Unlimited bottle service Magnum Pleasure Bar on the terrace Impeccably crafted Cocktails by Manhattan Bar 6L Methusalem Champagne bottles & Unlimited open bar Roberto Cavalli Vodka Amber Lounge Shot Bar VENUE Temasek Reflection (next to Millenia Tower) 1 Temasek Avenue, Singapore, 039192 FOR AVAILABILITY & BOOKINGS +33 6 80 86 83 50 / +65 97 92 84 65

Travel & Events
22 Aug '17

Tranquility Wrapped in Blue!

EXCEPTIONAL, EXCLUSIVE, AND TRANQUILITY WRAPPED IN BLUE. - ANQUILLA, BWI.Something Borrowed, Something Blue?  Your luxury destination wedding can be wrapped in blue, gorgeous Caribbean blue. I absolutely adore Anguilla, a secret gem in the Caribbean. This British Caribbean Island is only 35 square miles in size but offers 33 of the most beautiful beaches in the world. All of these picture perfect beaches are public, unspoiled and uncrowded.  The white sand is like walking on powder and the tranquil waters vary in their different shades of vibrant blue.  It is no wonder why Travel Channel ranks Anguilla’s beaches among the best around the world.  These beaches are wonderful options for a destination wedding as Anguilla’s dramatic sunsets will provide the most impeccable backdrop and flawless photographs.This eastern Caribbean island is ideal for couples looking for a high style, low- key  wedding, desiring privacy and exclusivity.  While Anguilla is a chic luxury destination that is frequented by celebrities, pretentious it is not.  Luxury villas and resorts, culinary paradise, live music scene, are a few of the reasons A-listers visit here and hide in plain sight.I arrived in Anguilla via a 20 minute Ferry ride from Margot, St. Martin, where Ferries operate daily.  Ferries are also available directly from the St. Martin airport.  Flying is an option into Anguilla, however there are no direct flights as this charming Caribbean Island airport runway is not long enough to accommodate larger aircrafts.  Most connections are via San Juan, St. Martin, St. Thomas, helicopter, or private jet.  Of course you can charter your own yacht or (byob) bring your own boat. Your wedding in Anguilla will be captivating and one that guests will be talking about for years to come.   The Zemi Beach House and Spa Resort, which opened its doors last year, has already garnered accolades galore, including “New Hotel of the Year” and “World’s best new resort spa”.  Oh, and did I mention that it is located on one of the world’s most beautiful beaches?  Shoal Bay.  The Zemi Thai House Spa is exceptional, boasting the only Hamman on the island housed in a 300 year old Thai House.  This luxurious retreat offers private spa suites, yoga, and a meditation garden along with ancient rituals to heal you.  Spa day here is a must for your guests.After a day of pampering and relaxation, return to your exquisite Caribbean Style ocean view room with soft woods and premium European linens.  If 24 hour room service is not your desire, you can dine casually at 20 Knots, or formally at Stone enjoying seasonal cuisine and freshly caught seafood.There are many activities your guests can partake in before the big day.  Rum tasting at the luxurious rum bar, stand up paddle boarding, snorkeling, tennis, or kayaking is worth the experience.The Zemi Beach Resort is for the couple wanting to marry on one of the most beautiful, intimate beaches in the world.  You can choose from an elegant poolside reception or formal dining, overlooking the ocean, in 20Knots before dancing the night away.If modern ultra-luxury villa is more your style, I present The Beach House to you.  The Beach House sits on 1.5 acres of unspoiled beach, Meads Bay.Serviced with a full complement of staff, including private chefs, butler services, personal concierge, housekeeping and more, The Beach House offers the best of the good life. With its combination of world-class accommodation, breathtaking location, and impeccable bespoke service, all who stay at The Beach House agree that it has earned its reputation for being the Caribbean’s finest private luxury beach villa. For the beach lover, this is paradise found.The Beach House offers luxurious Caribbean living and every imaginable amenity. Indoor and outdoor rain showers, 12-seat cinema room, tennis courts, and extra master suite apartment, fully equipped gym, bar, lounge, library, and   infinity pool and office.The Beach Houses stunning architecture was designed for indoor/outdoor living offering spectacular views of the ocean and sunsets.  This is the perfect venue for the distinctive wedding where a bride can make a splendid entrance arriving by boat.   Anguilla exudes delightful old charm. The unspoiled beaches and pristine waters of this dream island make it a hot-spot for celebrities and those seeking an ultra-chic, wedding.To plan your luxury event please contact Nancy Barkley at Honeymoons and Get-A-Ways

Restaurants & Clubs
19 Aug '17


Alidor gin! 25 ingrediënts! Perfect pure Or with Thomas Henry Tonic from Berlin.The perfect summerdrink! enjoy & contact me if you want more info about Gin, Whisky, Cognac Or Wine.....Regards, Robert

News, Media & Society
19 Aug '17

Mayweather vs. McGregor & The 'A' List Celebrities

What is actually more of an event with the who's who of the world than just a fight, next week in Las Vegas will be one to remember. Who knows what will happen in the actual fight but before and after La Vegas will be packed with 'A' List Celebrities. When everyone arrives this week in Las Vegas for the Mega Fight do you know who gets the Premium Suites & Villas? The answer is you, if you play US$20,000 per hand and more. The ‘more’ part determines who’s sitting Ringside, who gets the better Villa and if you can’t get a limo but you see multiple Rolls Royce pull up to the entrance of the casino that’s a ‘more’ player. Yes, this is the one week ‘A’ List Celebrities will be B level of importance compared to you when it comes to Dinner Reservations, Bottle Service and of course the best seats in the house for everything! Who do you need to know to still get great seats to the fight? Contact me (Greg Hubley) directly on Miljonet or by phone at 702.727.8102. Any DM please use Whatsapp instead of texts, thank you. The following is from A ton of notable actors, actresses, musicians and even notable business people are expected in attendance at the event being held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Among the actors and actresses planning on sitting ring side for the fight, Oscar winners Denzel Washington, Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron, and Jamie Foxx as well as fellow nominee and UFC minority owner Mark Wahlberg. Famed action director Michael Bay is also expected at the fight. Several notable musicians will also be in attendance including Drake, Diddy, LL Cool J, Rick Ross, Adam Levine and Avicii. It’s hard to imagine pop brat Justin Bieber won’t also make an appearance considering he’s walked to the ring with Mayweather in the past and is a self-professed fan of McGregor as well. From the sports world, multi-time NBA champion LeBron James will be in attendance for the fight as well as New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft. Famed entrepreneur and inventor Elon Musk is also expected to show up at the fight between Mayweather and McGregor. Now this is only a partial list with more celebrities expected to be in attendance when the fight takes place next Saturday night. When Mayweather faced Manny Pacquiao in 2015, the who’s who list of celebrities from across the globe showed up to attend the fight so it’s likely the same thing will happen for this event as well. The fight goes down on Aug. 26 from Las Vegas as Mayweather puts his perfect 49-0 record on the line against the UFC lightweight champion in McGregor, who will be making his professional boxing debut.

Travel & Events
18 Aug '17


GG/ A LOVE AFFAIR - BARCELONA, SPAIN GALVANO GROUP gets u access to→ A city we love to ongoingly present to our members…Things to do, Accommodations, Tours, Shopping , Events….& Much More!BARCELONA’S got it all! Contact, Details & Reservations:office@galvanogroup.comwww.galvanogroup.comFollow us on : Barcelona Es Mucho Más!(Wikipedia)Barcelona, capital and largest city of Catalonia is an autonomous economy in the Kingdom of Spain,  the country's second most populous with a population of 1.6 million within city limits.[Its urban feel extends beyond the administrative city limits with a population of around 4.7 million people.It is the largest metropolis on the Mediterranean Sea.Founded as a Roman city, in the Middle Ages Barcelona became the capital of the  county of Barcelona,  after merging with the Kingdom of Aragon Barcelona continued to be an important city in the Crown of Aragon as an economic & administrative centre of this Crown and the capital of the Principality of Catalonia. Barcelona has a rich cultural heritage and is today an important cultural centre and a major tourist destination. Barcelona is one of the world's leading tourist, economic, trade fair and cultural centres, and its influence in commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world's major  destination.A major cultural & economic centre in southwestern Europe, Barcelona is also a transport hub with its port being one of Europe's principal seaports and busiest European passenger port

News, Media & Society
17 Aug '17

Le Grand Musee du Parfum

Our sense of smell is one of the most important ways in which we connect with the world around us, it is the sense most closely linked with memory and is also highly emotive with fragrances being able to convey a vast array of emotions and feelings. It is not surprising then that a museum dedicated solely to perfume has opened its doors in France. Le Grand Musee du Parfum, the world’s first scent-centric attraction is located in Paris, the capital of perfume. The museum is set in the heart of Paris’s Golden Triangle inside the 19th century mansion that was formerly Christian Lacroix’s haute couture house. The content takes visitors through a multi-sensory journey throughout the history and science of perfume making using high-tech graphic, sound and scent installations. The olfactory journey begins in ancient Egypt with the first fragrance ever created by man, Kyphi, a pungent woody compound used to invoke the gods. Visitors are then guided through the scents of different eras throughout history to the 20th century where Paris is consolidated as the centre of scent and perfumery. Interactive installations have been designed to allow tourists to smell the 25 iconic base ingredients used by perfumers, such as rose absolute, orange blossom or patchouli.The Garden of Scents hosts an artistic installation of trumpet-like diffusers which emit various evocative smells such as fire smoke, cinnamon and even Coca-Cola for visitors to identify. It is here where visitors will learn the extraordinary emotional power of scent. Behind the mansion, a garden will be planted with aromatic plants and flowers which are specially cultivated for their scent such as jasmine and rose.The museum boasts state-of-the-art technology which allows visitors to record the fragrance accents they like on an electronic card as they make their way around the exhibits. At the end of the experience, interactive stations will allow patrons to purchase perfumes containing the ingredients and fragrance accents they have enjoyed. The innovate museum hopes to attract the increasing number of tourists that visit Paris for luxury shopping and lead visitors deep into the secrets of perfume making. To learn more or visit the museum, go to the Le Grand Musee du Parfum website

19 / 20 Sep
AE, Sharjah

Third edition of the Sharjah FDI Forum

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council Ruler of Sharjah, the third edition of the Sharjah FDI Forum is scheduled to take place on September 19-20. Organised by Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) and Sharjah FDI Office (Invest in Sharjah), the foreign investment promotion arm at the Authority, the two-day event will be held at Al Jawaher Reception & Convention Centre in Sharjah. Themed “The 4th Industrial Revolution”, the Sharjah FDI Form 2017 – which is being conducted in a strategic partnership with CNBC Arabia – will bring together a galaxy of renowned decision makers, senior global businessmen and highly regarded experts from the public and private sectors, to review FDI prospects for the region. Featuring a comprehensive programme of key note addresses, industry-led discussion panels and presentations from top officials, the forum programme will facilitate the exchange of knowledge and expertise, examine the current and future economic situation in the region and assess the outlook for its investment prospects. It will highlight a range of topics concerned with the future of the global economy, including the FDI reality, the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the impact of new technology, such as ‘blockchain.’ “The Sharjah FDI Forum, which was launched by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council Ruler of Sharjah, is a premium event that supports the march of sustainable economic development. It will examine trends in the economy and assess Sharjah’s experience of diversification, which includes equipping its key economic players with the requisite tools to ensure balanced growth,” said HE Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal, CEO of Shurooq. “In its previous two editions, the Sharjah FDI Forum has succeeded in providing practical concepts to develop investment policies and legislation for the optimal use of government and human resources. The third edition seeks to forecast the future of the global economy and its latest trends in order to strengthen the ability of the UAE and Sharjah in particular, to attract foreign direct investment and boost the emirate’s business-friendly environment,” added Al Sarkal. Mohammed Juma Al Musharrakh, Director of Invest in Sharjah, said: “The Sharjah FDI Forum is consistent with the strategic goals of Shurooq that aim to attract investors to Sharjah and to draw attention to its advantages as being a key regional business destination. We look forward to using the platform to highlight the opportunities in the emirate and to promote its investment-friendly environment.” “The forum will allow participants a great opportunity to exchange views and expertise about a number of important issues relating to today’s global economy. Among the topics that will be debated are the impact of modern technology on education and the role of small enterprises in changing economic models. Other topics include the introduction of Value Added Tax (VAT) in the UAE and Sharjah’s future approaches to diversification,” Al Musharrakh added. Mohammed Burhan, CEO of CNBC Arabia, said: “Since its inception, CNBC Arabia has been a leading broadcast reporter on the economic events in the UAE and the wider region. It’s consistently high standard of reportage and analysis has ensured that it enjoys a reputed stature in the media arena.” “Given the importance of the Sharjah FDI Forum, we have decided to enter into a strategic partnership with Shurooq and Invest in Sharjah to ensure complete coverage of its third edition. We are keen to highlight the economic achievements of the UAE, with a specific focus on Sharjah, and we hope this partnership will continue beyond the two-day event itself,” He added. According to the World Investment Report 2017 released by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), FDI inflows into the UAE grew by 2.2% in 2016 to US$9 billion from $8.8 billion in 2015. The UAE is ranked 12th on the list of top countries for FDI during the period from 2017 through 2019. The UAE has managed to achieve this growth in spite of a 1.6% decline in FDI inflows in 2016 on the global level and a 2% fall in Western Asia. The report also shows that the cumulative FDIs to the UAE jumped to $117.9 billion by the end of 2016 from $109 billion at the end of 2015, a growth rate of 8.2%, with the UAE-bound FDI accounting for 26.5 percent of total FDI to GCC by the end of 2016.

Travel & Events
16 Aug '17

8 Incredible Points of Interest You Can Visit in T

One of the most visited countries in southeast Asia by international tourists, Thailand attracts travelers from across the planet with its frenetic, temple-filled cities and remote beaches. Best of all, you probably don’t need a visa to check them out. Add these points of interest in Thailand to the top of your must-do list.With more than 8 million people, Bangkok doubles as Thailand’s largest city and capital. Visitors should head straight to the famous street food stalls and gleaming temples like Wat Pho and Wat Arun.PhuketThailand’s largest island, sometimes called the Pearl of the Andaman, attracts everyone from serious scuba divers to casual sun worshippers. There’s a lot to be had for the luxury traveler too, from designer stores to white tablecloth restaurants helmed by chefs from Michelin-starred restaurants.Koh SamuiLocated in the Gulf of Thailand on the country’s eastern coast, tourists have been visiting this Thai island since the 1980s. Today, it’s a cosmopolitan destination for local and international tourists, bringing together a surprising mix of Buddhist temples and Irish pubs.Chiang MaiFull of temples and ancient teak hauled by elephants from the surrounding forests, Chiang Mai has been celebrated as one of the best — and friendliest — cities on Earth. Once the capital of the kingdom of Lan Na, it’s now famous for its night bazaar, which sells local art and crafts.Ayutthaya Historical ParkA 14th-century Thai city captured by the Burmese in the 16th century, Ayutthaya was the capital of the Ayutthaya Kingdom. The park is home to at least a dozen temples, but more iconic is perhaps a lone head of the Buddha emerging from the roots of a banyan tree.Sukhothai Historical ParkEncompassing the ruins of Sukhothai, the capital of the eponymous 13th and 14th century kingdom, the park boasts a 49-foot-high seated Buddha (among many others), entire palaces, and temples.Ban ChiangA previously unknown Bronze Age culture was formally recorded here in 1967, with artifacts that date the archeological site back to as early as 2100 BCE. A museum houses examples of the handsome and distinctive red-painted pottery uncovered there.Phi Phi IslandsOnce the home of fishermen and then, later, a coconut plantation, this group of islands only filled with travelers after the Leonardo DiCaprio film The Beach was released in 2000. Whether or not you’ve seen the movie, the stunning backdrop of these limestone islands makes clear why it was chosen as a filming location. Head straight to Maya Bay for an afternoon of incredible snorkeling and postcard-worthy beaches. 

Travel & Events
16 Aug '17

8 Incredible Points of Interest You Can Visit in T

One of the most visited countries in southeast Asia by international tourists, Thailand attracts travelers from across the planet with its frenetic, temple-filled cities and remote beaches. Best of all, you probably don’t need a visa to check them out. Add these points of interest in Thailand to the top of your must-do list.With more than 8 million people, Bangkok doubles as Thailand’s largest city and capital. Visitors should head straight to the famous street food stalls and gleaming temples like Wat Pho and Wat Arun.PhuketThailand’s largest island, sometimes called the Pearl of the Andaman, attracts everyone from serious scuba divers to casual sun worshippers. There’s a lot to be had for the luxury traveler too, from designer stores to white tablecloth restaurants helmed by chefs from Michelin-starred restaurants.Koh SamuiLocated in the Gulf of Thailand on the country’s eastern coast, tourists have been visiting this Thai island since the 1980s. Today, it’s a cosmopolitan destination for local and international tourists, bringing together a surprising mix of Buddhist temples and Irish pubs.Chiang MaiFull of temples and ancient teak hauled by elephants from the surrounding forests, Chiang Mai has been celebrated as one of the best — and friendliest — cities on Earth. Once the capital of the kingdom of Lan Na, it’s now famous for its night bazaar, which sells local art and crafts.Ayutthaya Historical ParkA 14th-century Thai city captured by the Burmese in the 16th century, Ayutthaya was the capital of the Ayutthaya Kingdom. The park is home to at least a dozen temples, but more iconic is perhaps a lone head of the Buddha emerging from the roots of a banyan tree.Sukhothai Historical ParkEncompassing the ruins of Sukhothai, the capital of the eponymous 13th and 14th century kingdom, the park boasts a 49-foot-high seated Buddha (among many others), entire palaces, and temples.Ban ChiangA previously unknown Bronze Age culture was formally recorded here in 1967, with artifacts that date the archeological site back to as early as 2100 BCE. A museum houses examples of the handsome and distinctive red-painted pottery uncovered there.Phi Phi IslandsOnce the home of fishermen and then, later, a coconut plantation, this group of islands only filled with travelers after the Leonardo DiCaprio film The Beach was released in 2000. Whether or not you’ve seen the movie, the stunning backdrop of these limestone islands makes clear why it was chosen as a filming location. Head straight to Maya Bay for an afternoon of incredible snorkeling and postcard-worthy beaches. 

Cars, Boats & Planes
16 Aug '17

Will Bugatti Be Next To Join The Exotic SUV Craze?

If you had told us a decade or two ago that exotic automakers would be breaking into the SUV market with six-figure luxury crossovers, we might very well have laughed in your face. But now we’re looking at a reality where the likes of Aston Martin, Maserati, and Lamborghini are launching ever-pricier and more exotic crossovers – as are Bentley and Rolls-Royce. So who’s next?Probably not Bugatti, if we’re to be honest about it. Though the Alsatian automaker has toyed with the idea of a four-door sedan with concepts as recent as the Galibier, the only vehicles it has actually produced in the past few quarter-century since its revival have been two-door, two-seat, mid-engined supercars – each with four turbochargers, double-digit cylinder-counts, stratospheric output levels, and even higher price tags.If Bugatti were to get in on this particular territory, though, the result might very well look something along these lines. Brought to us by Peisert Design, this rendering envisions a sport-ute called the Bugatti Megalon – a name that sounds about right, but borrows from a fictional, fighting giant insect monster (not a pre-war grand prix driver). It’s based on the Bentley Bentayga, but with design cues obviously inspired by the Chiron. And though the borrowed proportions might suggest otherwise, Jan Peisert tells us that he envisions the engine sitting in the back.As unlikely as it might seem, it wouldn’t be the first time that Bugatti would stick its neck out beyond the realm of two-door sports cars. Back in Ettore’s day, the original company delved into everything from trains to aircraft. The founder left “the world’s fastest lorries,” as he famously called them, to his rivals at Bentley. But now that the two are so closely linked (even presided over by the same CEO), it would only be fittingly ironic for Bugatti to follow suit with a million-dollar, thousand-horsepower sport-ute – and upstage its British counterpart in the process.

Fashion & Design
16 Aug '17

World’s second-largest diamond ‘too big’ to sell

The world’s second-largest diamond ever found, unearthed by Canada’s Lucara Diamond (TSX:LUC) in Botswana two years ago, will have to be cut after it failed to sell at a Sotheby’s auction last summer.Bidding for the now historic 1,109-carat “Lesedi La Rona,” which means “our light” in the Tswana language spoken in Botswana, stalled at around $61 million — short of the expected $70 million.And while Lucara is not in a rush to sell the unique rock, it may never get what it wants for it, as potential buyers now know what the market is willing to pay, Reuters reports.Lucara’s chief executive William Lamb said another challenge to fetch what the tennis ball-size diamond is worth, is the fact that the polishing itself is risky.The unsold diamond, he noted, still “weighs heavily” on the company’s shares, which are down more than 30% from late 2016.Some experts, such as Rare Diamond House managing director Oded Mansori, believe it would be a mistake for Lucara to hold onto the massive rough diamond, as several players including Gem Diamonds (LON:GEMD), Lucapa (ASX:LOM) and Petra  (LON:PDL) have recently found large precious rocks.Others believe it’s just too massive to sale. “When is a diamond too big? I think we have found that when you go above 1,000 carats, it is too big — certainly from the aspect of analyzing the stones with the technology available,” Panmure Gordon mining analyst Kieron Hodgson told Reuters.Lucara’s sales remain healthy. To date it has disposed of 145 diamonds at more than $1 million each, including a 373.7-carat rock that broke off from Lesedi la Rona, which sold for $17.5 million in May.

Cars, Boats & Planes
16 Aug '17


A Malaysian Businessman Just Spent $4.8 Billion On A Yacht Made Of Solid GoldHistory Supreme ~ Price: $4.84 billion, size 30 meters.Talk about extravagance.History Supreme is the world’s most expensive yacht ever built with a price tag of 4.84 billion $ (yes, that’s billion with a “b”), it is designed by world’s most famous and renowned designer Stuart Hughes (the man behind the $15 million iPhone), it took 3 years to complete this yacht.The 30 meters long yacht is so expensive because it is coated with world’s most precious metal gold along with platinum.History supreme is coated with 100,000 kg of gold and platinum, the deck, the anchor, dining area, even the railings are of gold, the sleeping areas however are of platinum.Owned by billionaire Malaysian entrepreneur Robert Kuok, the businessman just spent $4.8 billion on a superyacht covered in platinum and gold, making it the most expensive yacht ever sold, according to Luxury Launches.The boat is the work of Stuart Hughes, a British purveyor of luxury gadgets.It took three years to complete and is covered in 100,000 kilograms of precious metals, according to The Daily Mail.The master bedroom is particularly lavish; it’s adorned in platinum and has wall art made of meteoric stone and the bones of a Tyrannosaurus Rex.For those who prefer a nightcap before turning in, there is a very special treat: a luxury liquor boasting the rarest of the rare18.5-carat diamond.