Jul 282016
 
The Lotus ELise Race 250

The Lotus ELise Race 250

The latest race car from Lotus, the new Elise Race 250 distils the famous company’s engineering expertise into one hardcore package.

Eligible for many race series around the world, this car packs a supercharged, 1.8-litre 4-cylinder engine with a 6 speed manual gearbox. The Elise Race 250 boasts 243 hp (246 PS) at 7200 rpm and an impressive 250 Nm of torque between 3500 rpm and 5500 rpm.

Jean-Marc Gales, CEO of Group Lotus plc, commented, “The Elise Race 250 is the fastest, most focused Elise we’ve ever produced and, judging by what it’s capable of on track, it looks set to become a favourite with our racers around the world.”

The fastest Elise racer yet

The fastest Elise racer yet

 

The arrival the new Elise Race 250 coincides with the 50th celebrations for the founding of the famous factory in Hethel, Norfolk, when in 1966, founder Colin Chapman moved Lotus to the purpose-built facility. Today, all Lotus cars are developed on the same test track responsible for the company’s famous Grand Prix racers. As the spiritual home of Team Lotus, its heritage includes seven World Constructors’ Championship titles and six World Drivers’ Championship.

 

Elise Cornering

The Elise Cornering

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price

UK (Including VAT at 20%) £53,500
UK (Excluding VAT) £44,583
USA (Excluding local taxes) $76,200

 

 12:07 am  Motoring, Outdoor Living
Jul 252016
 
Blue Bar at the Berkely

Blue Bar at the Berkeley

The Blue Bar, inside The Berkeley Hotel in London’s Knightsbridge (walking distance of Harrods and Harvey Nichols) –  has completed a six-month refurbishment and is about to reopen.

The Bar now occupies a state-of-the-art glass extension at the front of The Berkeley, giving it a new sense of place. The bar retains the iconic Blue panelling originally conceived by David Collins studio, and its original Edwin Lutyens lighting, alongside refreshing new pieces designed by Collins’s protégé Robert Angell.

A glass of wine starts at £10 for 175ml of Coteaux d’Aix en Provence “Pentes Douces” 2014, and low alcoholic cocktails start at £15.

However, one can’t help, but be drawn to the Rare Champagne list – pictured below.

The Berkeley Hotel, Knightsbridge

The Berkeley Hotel, Knightsbridge

Rare Champagne List Blue Bar

Rare Champagne List Blue Bar

A Blue Corner

A Blue Corner

#BerkeleyHotel #Knightsbridge #Luxury #BlueBar #Cocktails #HarveyNichols
Jul 232016
 
Ben Ainslie Land Rover Team

Ben Ainslie Land Rover BAR Team

This weekend saw the seventh stage of the America’s Cup World Series take place in Portsmouth, UK.

In these stages, teams seeking to challenge USA Team Oracle for the trophy, spar for points advantage ahead of final qualification next June.

For Ben Ainslie, is aiming to bring the trophy to Britain for the first time it its 165 year history. This is sailing on a par with Formula One with modern catamarans accelerating from 0 to 40 knots per hour in seconds.

 

Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing AC45 T2

The Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing AC45 T2

Catamaran cutting through the water

Catamaran cutting through the water

Americas Cup practice in Portsmouth, UK

Americas Cup practice in Portsmouth, UK

Duke of Edinburgh opening the event in Portsmouth July 2016

Duke of Edinburgh opening the event in Portsmouth July 2016

#americascup ; #benainslie ; #benainslieracing ; #sailing ; #yachting ; #bermuda

Jul 202016
 

The 13 Entrance

Stephen Hung of Louis XIII Holdings Limited has christened his Macau hotel, “The 13”.

It is claimed to be the most luxurious hotel ever built at an estimated cost of  $1.4 billion with coveted luxury experiences from thespectacular villas, cuisine, to the one-of-one jewellery and haute couture fashion in L’Atelier.

Located in the gambling hub of Cotai, Macau, in China, it is scheduled to open in the 4th quarter of 2016 as one of the most expensive hotels ever built.

Virtually all of the detail that has gone into the hotel was inspired by the owner and billionaire, Stephen Hung

The 13 Bedroom

The 13 Roman Bath

 

The 13 Lounge

The 13 Wardrobe

Feb 242016
 

The wonderful Spring-Summer Photography of Yull Shoes new collection for 2016 is now available.

All images in the collection reflect the seasons colours of Powder Blues, Yellows and Soft Pinks.

Visit: yull.co.uk to see more.

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Yull bringing on an English Spring with a new range of colour

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What to wear for the races – Ascot, Epsom – check out Yull

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Orange is one of the favourite colours from Yull this Spring and Summer

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The other Hot colours to look out for are Powder Blue and Pink

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Pink and Powder Blue with White Toe are just great…

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The orange with white toe sets off this beautiful summery dress

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Ready for some fun in the Sun?

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Yes, I’ll have a slice of cake!

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How fantastic all these colours work…that’s Yull

 11:49 pm  Uncategorized
Feb 162016
 
Bentley New Look Showroom

Bentley New Look Showroom

The new showroom, measuring over 450 m², is located in Leusden, a city east of the Dutch capital Amsterdam. Following five months of construction, an extensive upgrade and substantial investment, Bentley Leusden officially welcomed customers and guests to the new showroom for the first time last Thursday.

The showroom reopening marks market-entry for the all-new Bentayga, the fastest, most powerful, most luxurious and most exclusive SUV in the world.

Bentley

The all-new Bentayga, the most powerful and most exclusive SUV in the world.

Bentley Netherlands

Bentley Netherlands

 11:00 pm  Motoring, Outdoor Living
Jan 282016
 

The Blue Star Line recently updated its progress on the development of Titanic II. Chairman of the company Clive Palmer confirmed to the press that the new ship will be launched in 2018 (two years later than initially planned) and the project has merely been delayed and not abandoned.

Titanic dining as it looked

Titanic dining as it looked

Titanic dining as will look

Titanic dining as will look

Titanic 'Third' Class dining as it looked

Titanic ‘Third’ Class dining as it looked

Titanic 'Third' Class dining as it wil look

Titanic ‘Third’ Class dining as it will look

The Titanic Grand Staircase  - famous even from the film

The Titanic Grand Staircase – famous even from the film

How a Titanic Bedroom looked

How a Titanic Bedroom looked

How a Titanic Bedroom will look

How a Titanic Bedroom will look

Washstand and Basis as it was

Washstand and Basin as it was

Washstand and Basis as it will be

Washstand and Basin as it will be

 4:47 pm  Travel
Jan 142015
 

John Galliano made a triumphant return to the International stage with his first comeback show for Maison Martin Margiela. Here are images of the style he put on display…

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John Galliano in Red  contemporary

John Galliano in Red contemporary

 6:27 pm  Fashion
Jul 312014
 

 

Dallas Burston Polo Club

Dallas Burston Polo Club

Date to Watch:

DBPC Polo in the Park 2014
Sunday 7th September
Warwickshire’s Very Own Rock & Royal Polo Party
Save the date for this fantastic day of polo and family fun
www.dbpoloclub.com

Dallas Burston Polo Club, also known as DBPC, is thrilled to announce details for its forthcoming annual DBPC Polo in the Park 2014.  Being held on Sunday 7th September from 11am-5pm, this fantastic day of polo and family fun, is again being held in aid of Help for Heroes and set to be as exciting and high profile as last year’s.

Visitors will be treated to:

·         The Dallas Burston Gold Cup Final (6 Goal)
·         The Amaranther Trophy Final (0 Goal)
·         The Arthingworth Cup (4 Goal)
·         Jousting display by the Knights of Middle England
·         Funfair
·         Segway Polo
·         BBQs and Hog Roast at the Clubhouse – or simply bring a picnic
·         Food & Shopping Village

This year’s DBPC Polo in the Park is set to be attended by more glamorous attendees as the event grows in popularity year on year and the day’s schedule is filled with even more thrilling high octane polo and an eclectic mix of outdoor activities and displays that are sure to provide excitement for all age groups.

DBPC nestles in some of England’s most beautiful countryside in Warwickshire, and will provide the setting for an unforgettable day spent among friends, sipping champagne, and watching the polo ponies in full gloss under azure blue skies, we look forward to welcoming all to experience what promises to be a beautiful day!

Entrance for visitors is complementary; however a £10 parking charge per car will apply.

www.dbpoloclub.com