LUXE City Guides

LUXE City Guides are sleek and sassy travel guides to the best cities on the globe.

The LUXE guides were created for the discerning and busy modern traveler looking for the hottest spots for fashion, entertainment, and food in Asian, European and Australian cities and have become known for their "if it's in, it's in LUXE" attitude. The guides are beautifully designed, each cover reflective of the city it represents and they are small and discreet enough to fit in a shirt pocket or tucked away in a purse!


Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux

The 17th century Xara Palace Relais is within the historic, city of Mdina, the old capital city of Malta. Malta’s privately owned, luxury hotel features seventeen individually designed rooms and suites.

The Xara Palace - Relais & Chateaux

Chanel Horlogerie Première

Priced at 39000 €, Chanel Horlogerie's Première features a case and dial in 18 carats white gold crimped of 34 diamonds rods , a braided white gold Wire bracelet decorated with two rows of 194 pearls and Clasp in 18 carats white gold with 110 diamonds . Automatic movement. Functions: Hour, minute.

Harry Winston diamonds wreath necklace

Priced at 1273090 €, Harry Winston's diamond wreath necklace features 128 round, pear-shaped, marquise diamonds totalling117,03 carats in a Platinum setting.

29, Avenue Montaigne
F-75008 - Paris
Phone: 33 1 47 20 03 09

718 Fifth Avenue
NY 10019 - New York
Phone: 1 212 245 2000

Dior Skull Pin

For Fall 2007, Dior Homme's Skull Pin is a chic way to capitalize on the popular skull trend . Priced at $75, the Dior Skull Pin features Mirrored plexiglas, Logo-etched front reads: "Lets go home", Silver metal pin on back and Total length measures 1.6"

Whirlpool ACE 100 built in coffee machine

Whirlpool's ACE 100, is a built in coffee machine - put in your coffee and the machine does the rest. Features include anti-fingerprint proof stainless steel and separate containers for ground coffee and coffee beans. The price is £670. Whirlpool Appliances.

Ballymore plans Europe's tallest residential building

Ballymore has announced plans to develop Europe’s tallest residential building next to Manchester Piccadilly station. Construction on the 60 story building will start early next year.

The Piccadilly Tower will have 430 residential units in phase one. The second development phase will see a further 267 residential units added and a luxury hotel. The site is beside the Ashton Canal Basin and will have direct access to Manchester Piccadilly station.

SIM2 Grand Cinema C3X 1080 3-Chip DLP

SIM2's Next Generation Grand Cinema C3X 1080 3-Chip DLP is one of the
first to utilize Texas Instruments DLP Product's latest DarkChip 4 chip to
integrate superior contrast plus benchmark-quality 1080p video display with
the functions and features required to power today’s sophisticated home
theaters, all within the dramatic industrial design for which SIM2 is justly
famous. It delivers astonishing performance from its compact design.

SIM2's new Grand Cinema HT30000 HOST system pairs a surprisingly compact
projector showcasing the stunning cabinet designs for which the company is
famous, with a discrete outboard video input processor that connects via
SIM2’s proprietary, three-line optical-digital High-Definition Optical
Signal Transfer (H.O.S.T.) system, which is able to link the two over
distances up to 750 feet (250m).

Rolls-Royce Coupe

Just one day after BMW boss Norbert Reithofer confirmed the Rolls-Royce coupe, a prototype has been spotted. The car shares a similarity to the 101EX concept car. Rolls-Royce's 101EX will be launched in 2008, with production scheduled to start next summer at its Goodwood plant.


Chanel Quilted bag

Priced at 2350 €, this strass embroidered - Quilted bag from the house of Chanel is for the Cruise 2007 season. The striped denim bag features white Rhodoid.

Chanel Joaillerie Camélia

Chanel Joaillerie's Camélia brooch in 18 carat white gold features 889 diamonds totaling 47 carats, with a central 2,5 carat diamond , and 218 black diamonds totaling 4,71 carats.

2008 Victory Vision

Minnesota-based Victory' new Vision is touted as "the most progressive American luxury-touring bike ever built."

Victory says the Vision Street is meant for a rider who does occasional long-distance trips but rides primarily solo. The company claims the Street "defines 21st-century cool."

Meanwhile, the Vision Tour is intended for riders who make frequent long-distance trips and usually have someone along for the ride. It's for a person who "values traveling in style and comfort with every luxury-touring amenity."

Louis Vuitton's Flower brooch

Priced at 160 Euro, Louis Vuitton's Flower brooch in silver is perfect for the dandy

Gold Tiles by Steuler

Steuler Fliesen offers Gold Tiles for a luxurious looking bathroom.

With this new avant-garde collection of gilded wall and floor tiles, Steuler is focusing on people who love eye-catching interiors and aesthetics and the design-orientated who have an above-average need for prestigious living.

Bentley Hooks Up With Vivienne Westwood

Bentley has joined forces with English designer Vivienne Westwood to celebrate Milan Fashion Week,

The Milan event will be highlighted by a bright yellow 1992 Bentley Continental convertible that will be shown off in front of the Palazzo Reale.

maxx chair series by artifort

designed by toine van den heuvel in 2006, artifort's maxx chair series is elegant and functional. the chair is made of foamed nosag springs.

Cartier $250 million collection

Cartier has put on sale its largest ever high jewelry collection worth $250 million.

The jewelery king hosted a four-day launch party for 400 top clients, in a maharaja's palace themed London townhouse with rose petals.

"We decided really to prove we are the king of jewelers and the jeweler of kings," Cartier Chief Executive Bernard Fornas told Reuters while handling necklaces heavy with emeralds and rubies and diamonds as big as American quarter dollars.


Alexander McQueen Metallic Bag

For Fall 2007, Alexander McQueen's Metallic Bag is sure to turn heads. Priced at 1275 € , the bag looks like it could be used as a weapon or shield you.

Louis Vuitton Luggage For Darjeeling Limited

Director Wes Anderson's latest film, The Darjeeling Limited, revolves around three brothers' journey through India carrying their dead father's luggage designed by Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton reports ELLE. The monogrammed steamer trunks, duffels, and suitcases play an integral role in the film and were specially designed by Vuitton using aged calfskin, velvet lining, and a jungle pattern created by Anderson's brother, Eric. The brothers also wear Vuitton-designed suits throughout the film. The luggage is to be auctioned off, with proceeds going to UNICEF and the Rawal Mallinathji Foundation, a medical treatment charity in India chosen by Anderson-hardly excess baggage.

Enter a silent bid at the Louis Vuitton store, One East 57th Street, New York, NY, 212-758-8877. The Darjeeling Limited hits theaters Sept. 29.

Jerome Olivet City Bag & City Briefcas

Designer Jerome Olivet - who worked with Philippe Starck for 3 years is now launching his own collection of leather. His first products include a City Bag and City Briefcase. Protected in a black glaze skin, it ergonomically merges with your body. Both bags will be hitting European stores at 87 and 171 Euros respectively.

Bang & Olufsen's Beosound 6

Bang & Olufsen's Beosound 6 is a new luxury media player. Price $700

BeoSound 6 - Specifications DESIGNER Steffen Schmelling DIMENSIONS (WXHXD) / WEIGHT 90.7 x 42.7 x 12.2 mm / 65 g FINISH Polished stainless steel/soft-touch lacquered plastic MEMORY 4Gbyte DISPLAY 1.81 Inch TFT LCD 128 x 160 pixels SUPPORTED AUDIO FORMATS MP3, WMA, OGG OPERATING SYSTEM PC Windows XP SP2 MAC iTunes: BeoSound 6 plug-in needed INTERFACE USB 1.1. (USB 2.0 high speed support) BATTERY Built-in, rechargeable, approx. 40 hours playing time MAINS VOLTAGE 100 – 240 V AC CONNECTIONS Earphones, USB and mains adaptor via 18 pin connector INCLUDED ACCESSORIES Bang & Olufsen Earphones, USB-cable, travel charger and leather bag

Things Cooks Love 32-Piece Chef's Collection

Things Cooks Love 32-Piece Chef's Collection, priced at $550 touts blades precisely ground and polished by hand to the satisfying feel of smooth, richly grained wood. These tools could inspire your most important culinary tasks with the confidence of centuries-old artisanal tradition.

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The Chair Table

Designer Joel Hesselgren has unveiled a concept for a modern chair that converts into a table. Each chair has a notch to slide in one another.

$30 million for Ross Perot's Magna Carta

Sotheby's will offer the Magna Carta from Billionaire Ross Perot's foundation for as much as $30 million in New York in mid-December, Bloomberg reports.

The document, which laid the foundations for English political and civil liberties in 1215, was on loan to the National Archives in Washington, said Sotheby's spokesman Matthew Weigman, in a telephone interview. The 2,500-word document is the only one in the U.S. and was bought by Perot in 1984 for $1.5 million, the New York Times reported earlier.

Perot's foundation will use the funds for medical research, public education and other programs, the Times said, citing an employee of the foundation.

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Catherine Malandrino's Multi-colored sequin embellished mini dress

Catherine Malandrino's Multi-colored sequin embellished mini dress with cap sleeves is a great party style for fall. The $1,040.00 Catherine Malandrino dress has a high neck and a zip fastening on side.


Dior Homme Oxford

For Fall 2007 ,Dior Homme's Oxford in white. Priced at just 370 € is shoe is simply timeless

Fendi's Wood brown leather oversized clutch

For Fall 2007, Fendi's Wood brown leather oversized clutch with multi-color sequin logo could add some splash to your day time fall look. The $1,630.00 - Fendi clutch has a detachable twisted patent strap, a press stud fastening, a small zipper compartment on the inside and a brown satin lining.

Prada teddy bear & travel charms

Prada will introduce popular teddy bear & travel charms series, exclusively for the holiday season. Priced between $130 and $225, the Teddy Bear tricks and Travel tricks are a collection of hand-crafted miniature bears and retro pieces inspired by charms made by Mario Prada, founder of the Italian fashion and accessories house, FASHION WEEK DAILY REPORTS. The Teddy Bear tricks are created using faux fur and recycled off-cuts from Prada's artisans' workshops, and are available in five forms named Achille, Narciso, Quirino, Nerone, and Ulisse.

Vertu Ascent Ferrari 60 Limited Edition

Vertu 's Ascent Ferrari 60 Limited Edition was launched to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Ferrari.

The Vertu Ascent Ferrari 60 is inspired by the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti and features wallpapers and ringtones of it. The Ascent is made of titanium and uses the same philips screws as used on Ferrari cars as well as using the same leather as used for the seats of Ferrari cars

Giorgio Armani Samsung luxury mobile phone

Samsung Electronics and Giorgio Armani have partnered for the development of innovative portable and home consumer electronics products, founded on the combination of Giorgio Armani's iconic design aesthetic and Samsung's cutting edge technology.

Giorgio Armani will create the design aesthetic and Samsung will provide technology and function. The first jointly developed products under the new strategic alliance will be: The Giorgio Armani Samsung luxury mobile phone.

Ceramica Chronograph by RADO

RADO's Ceramica Chronograph watch are fully produced from ceramics. The timepieces have been restyled by Jasper Morrison.

The dial displays three counters of different sizes and the date at four o’clock. The pushers operating the chronograph functions hardly protrude from the case - perfectly integrated.

20th Century Decorative Arts, selected by Gordon Watson

Sotheby's London will hold an auction: 20th Century Decorative Arts, selected by Gordon Watson, Wallpaper reports

The diverse and eclectic auction includes of over 250 lots spanning eight decades of 20th century design including French Art Deco furniture from masters Pierre Chareau, Paul Dupre-Lafon and Jacques Adnet, Venetian glass by Carlo Scarpa and Fulvio Bianconi, and even contemporary English silver from Paul Belvoir.

34-35 New Bond Street


The acution will take place at 2pm on Wednesday September 26th.

Burberry Prorsum's Tweed coat dress

For a chic day wear look, pair Burberry Prorsum's Tweed coat dress with a long sleeve 'black' tee. Priced at $2,500.00 this Black-and-ivory tweed short sleeves coat dress with epaulettes on shoulder has a self-tie belt at waist, a round neck, two button fastening patch pockets on front, a self-tie belt at waist and button fastenings on front.


Roberto Cavalli Classic Red Coat

Roberto Cavalli presents this gorgeous Classic Red Coat for Fall 2007. Priced at $3,660.00 , the Roberto Cavalli Classic Red Coat is 100% wool with leopard-print lining, features include Fine topstitching, Notched collar, Long trumpet sleeves, Monogram-engraved two-button closure, Flapped side pockets and Godets at rear hem add fullness to skirt.

Yves Saint Laurent Charlotte court shoe

Yves Saint Laurent's Charlotte court shoe For Fall 2007 is a must have for shoe collectors. Priced at
395 Euro, the Charlotte court shoe comes in black leather with wooden heel.

For Sale : 207 East 57th Street - $7,300,000 2,530 sqft

207 East 57th Street - $7,300,000 2,530 sqft

Dazzling Views of Central Park, Hudson and East Rivers and Bridges from this contemporary penthouse. Rarely available, 768 sf of private terrace that is ideal for entertaining friends or quiet enjoyment. Spacious and bright,
this 2530 sf, 3 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath home features an open loft-like layout with expansive floor-to-ceiling windows and soaring 12ft ceilings
. Brazilian Walnut flooring throughout, innovatively designed Viking Gourmet Kitchen and luxurious baths by Waterworks. Place 57, a luxury boutique condominium, is grandly located in the heart of the cultural center of Manhattan. Steps from Madison Avenue Shopping, Central Park, Fine Art Galleries and Restaurants.

Roberto Cavalli Metallic leather bag

Roberto Cavalli's Metallic leather bag , priced at $1,950.00 has a belt detail around the top, a long strap and an animal print lining. This metallic style is perfect for everyday use and will accommodate all you need

Cartier LOVE watch

Cartier has added a new watch to its LOVE collection. The key to the LOVE watch is the screw motif reports TimeZone. Available in pink, white or yellow gold. 18k pink, white or yellow gold case decorated with screws. Available with or without diamond embellished bezel. 18k gold crown with screw motif, silvered sunray dial, Roman numerals, sword-shaped blued steel hands, fabric strap, 18k gold ardillon buckle, Cartier calibre 059 quartz movement, water resistant to 30 meters

Sotheby's to sell Kelly and Calvin Klein's pearls

On Dec 4, Sotheby's will sell three lots of natural pearl and diamond jewels from the collection of Kelly and Calvin Klein as part of its "Magnificent Jewels." The pieces include a necklace, pendant and ear clips that were purchased by the Kleins at Sotheby's 1987 auction of "The Jewels of the Duchess of Windsor" in Geneva. The pieces have a combined estimated value of $2.2 million-$3.1 million.

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Federation Island

Federation Island is a 350-hectare artificial island in the shape of Russia to be built off the Black Sea coast near the future Olympic venue Sochi, reports AFP.

25,000 people in apartments and villas will occupy the luxury island set to be completed in time for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, said its designer, Dutch architect Erick van Egeraat.

It will have two marinas, three religious centres, roads, parkland and artificial rivers, the latter designed to mimic some of the major rivers of Russia. Seen at Luxist.com

Advanced Face Firming Activator

N.V. Perricone M.D's Advanced Face Firming Activator is one of the top selling beauty products on Sephora. Priced at $120, the Advanced Face Firming Activator helps decrease lines and wrinkles while reducing surface imperfections such as pores, scarring, discolorations, and irregular texture. Featured in IN STYLE


Dior Joaillerie Necklace

"Tresor du Chateau Hante" necklace, white gold, diamonds and multicolored sapphires.

75m Motor Yacht by Humpreys Yacht Design

Humpreys Yacht Design has unveiled a concept for a 75m Motor Yacht concept developed for Devonport Yacht.

Humphreys 75 incorporates a fully glazed atrium spanning the entire width of the yacht, providing a heating/cooling system. Surrounded by automatically operated louvers, solar exposure into the atrium space is optimized to allow the sun's rays to enter the yacht in cool climates, trapping the heat behind thermally efficient glass.

A Golden Investment, Chanel Wallet in gilted gold leather.

A Golden Investment. From Chanel's Cruise 2008 collection. Chanel Wallet in gilted gold leather. Price $620 Euro

Stella McCartney Smocked waist skirt

Stella McCartney's Smocked waist skirt for fall 2007 offers a sophisticated variation to the micro mini. The Charcoal high waisted wool flannel pencil skirt as large pockets on each hip, button fastenings on front, falls above the knee and is fully lined. $565.00

Cartier Ballon Bleu Watch

For 980,000k Cartier's all diamond Ballon Bleu Watch could be yours. Cartier's Ballon Bleu Watch is also available cheaper variations - 19 versions to be exact. Features of the Cartier Ballon Bleu Watch include a sapphire cabochon crown which is incorporated into the rounded case, available in three sizes 42, 36.5, and 28.5 mm and in 18K white, pink or yellow gold and stainless steel with 18K yellow gold, sapphire crystals and the dial features a subtle "C" motif, writes Luxist.com

Chanel varnished bicolor Court shoes

For Cruise 2008, Chanel presents the varnished bicolor Court shoes with a tennis type ankle strap. This 620 € pump is sporty while maintaining Chanel's chic allure, in the words of Karl Lagerfeld, if you're going to do sporty, why not do sporty chic. I could see these shoes paired with black dress short shorts and tiny black cardigan plus Chanel 's gold bag set to follow

Yeon-shin Seung's Portable DVD Player

Designer Yeon-shin Seung is showing off a concept for a PDP (Portable DVD Player) with a twist. To open you twist the candybar like shape and insert your favorite DVD.

J. Christopher Flowers's New York Mansion

In 2006, investment banker J. Christopher Flowers purchased the Harkness Mansion on East 75th Street for $53 million, Forbes reports . The 22,000-square-foot, neo-French Renaissance townhouse, built in 1896, was formerly owned by producers Jaqui Safra and Jean Doumanian, who purchased the home for 6.9 million in 1987.


Harry Winston Marquesa Diamonds Watch

This Harry Winston Marquesa Diamonds Watch is the ultimate in watch luxury. The dial is studded with 115 diamonds, case drop-shaped in platinum , bezel with 38 diamonds, sapphire glass with glareproof treatment on both sides, platinum set strap with 116 diamonds.

Quartz movement, indication of hours and minutes, water-resistant up to 30 meters.

Price , 429700 Euro