Aug 162016
 
The Bentley Bentayga will ‘draw’ a Bowlus Road Chief to Turn 10 at the Laguna Seca circuit

The Bentley Bentayga will ‘draw’ a Bowlus Road Chief to Turn 10 at the Laguna Seca circuit

BENTLEY MOTORS RETURNS TO PEBBLE BEACH WITH THREE NORTH-AMERICAN DEBUTS

  • Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase and Flying Spur V8 S make US show debuts at Monterey Auto Week
  • Luxurious saloons joined by most powerful production Bentley ever – the Continental GT Speed Black Edition
  • Bentayga showcases new luxury lifestyle feature, towing a Bowlus Road Chief – Limited Edition Lithium+

 The most luxurious Bentley model ever, the Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase, makes its US debut at the Monterey Auto Week

The pinnacle luxury limousine is designed for those who prefer to be driven, and provides a first class air-travel experience for the road. The Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase will be appearing at the Quail: A Motorsports Gathering on Friday 19 August, and will also be in position on the Concept Lawn at The Lodge on Sunday 21 August.

The newly launched Flying Spur V8 S also makes its US debut at Pebble Beach. Taking its place between the Flying Spur V8 and flagship W12 in the range, the V8 S is tuned for power and performance, with increased engine output and revised suspension offering a more focused, precise driving experience.

The most powerful production Bentley ever, the Continental GT Speed Black Edition, will also be in attendance throughout the event. The revised Continental GT Speed raises the bar even further in terms of exclusivity and performance, delivering a top speed of 206 mph (331 km/h) and even more power and torque.

Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase and Flying Spur V8 S Make Debut at Monterrey

Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase and Flying Spur V8 S Make Debut at Monterey

Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase and Flying Spur V8 S Make Debut at Monterrey

Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase and Flying Spur V8 S Make Debut at Monterey

Bentley cutaway showing luxury interior

Bentley cutaway showing luxury interior

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 2:40 pm  Motoring, Outdoor Living
Aug 152016
 
Hotel Palais Biarritz

Hotel Palais Biarritz

Hotel Palais, 1, Avenue de l’Impératrice, Biarritz, recently played host to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The stately Hotel is the former Imperial residence of Napoleon III and Empress Eugénie and sits atop the coastline. Its Spa spreads over five floors offering an indoor pool as well as Guerlain beauty treatments.

A Michelin starred Chef creates a menu from regional products.

It is a mecca for golfers – so bring your clubs…

The property boasts 153 rooms and depending on availability, rooms can be obtained from only €500 a night for a couple sharing.

Well worth the outlay for exquisite luxury.

Biarritz Room

Biarritz Room

Hippocampe Restaurant

Hippocampe Restaurant

View from the Hotel

View from the Hotel

La Rotonde

La Rotonde

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 12:00 am  Travel
Aug 122016
 
Nikki Beach before the crowds arrive

Nikki Beach before the crowds arrive

If you’re still unsure what to do with your Summer break or simply want to get away for a few days, then a good time to jet off might be for the night of August 20th to Nikki Beach in Marbella.

Starting at Midnight – as most good gigs in Spain do – you can experience the music scene from the hedonistic island of Ibiza.
No doubt champagne will be sipped – even poured over people – and if you’re there for one night only you won’t need a hotel because you won’t be getting any sleep!
Well worth a visit…
Crowd Fun

Crowd Fun

Beach Side Dining

Beach Side Dining

Into the Night

Into the Night

 

Fireworks

Fireworks

 7:32 pm  Travel
Jul 312016
 
Beauforthousechelsea Members Club

Beauforthousechelsea Members Club

Beauforthousechelsea Entrance

Beauforthouse Chelsea Entrance

 

Beauforthouse Chelsea Lounge Seats

Beauforthouse Chelsea Lounge Seats

A Beauforthouse Chelsea Burger

A Beauforthouse Chelsea Burger

Visit Beaufort House Chelsea every Tuesday for “Champagne Tuesdays at The House” .

Only £25 for a bottle of Champagne, all day and all night… and only on Tuesday’s!

“Come quickly ! I’m tasting stars!”
Dom Pierre Perignon, French Benedictine Monk, (1638 – 1715) when he first tasted his newly created champagne.

Beaufort House Chelsea is everything you could possibly want from the best cocktail bar, private members club and restaurant in Kensington and Chelsea. Spread across four floors, each bar has its own atmosphere to suit your mood.

There’s the brasserie, stunning champagne penthouse, members bar and restaurant, and club room that can be used for private dining, training sessions, screenings, presentations, & meetings.

The award-winning brasserie in Chelsea is open during the day – and is open to all.

http://www.beauforthousechelsea.co.uk

Jul 302016
 
Tiger Shoe by Beyond Skin in aid of World Animal Protection UK

Tiger Shoe by Beyond Skin in aid of World Animal Protection UK

Beyond Skin have partnered with World Animal Protection UK to sell designer slip-ons and stilettos in black faux suede with gold Tiger embroidery in aid of the charity’s Wildlife.

Tigress Shoe by Beyond Skin

Tigress Shoe by Beyond Skin

For International World Tiger Day, the boutique vegan company are promoting the stylish Tiger pumps and Tigress stilettos. 10% from every sale will assist World Animal Protection.

World Animal Protection estimates that at least 550,000 wild animals, including tigers, elephants and dolphins, are suffering at the hands of irresponsible wildlife tourist attractions around the world, many of which are promoted and sold via TripAdvisor, to its 300 million visitors each month. The campaign is calling for Trip Advisor to amend its sales practice.

The Tiger flat slip-ons are now in stock, and the Tigress stilettos are available for a September delivery

http://www.beyondskin.co.uk.

Jul 292016
 
Baileys XC Cream - A new innovation

Baileys XC Cream – A new innovation in liqueurs

Baileys XC is an exciting innovation from Baileys combining cream, cognac and fine spirit in a stunning, new luxury blend.

This product is aimed at the International traveller and is going on sale throughout Duty Free environments worldwide.

The XC takes its name from the ‘Exceptional Cream’ liqueur that is used in this blend.

Presented in a stunning gold and blue, intricately designed bottle featuring an eye-catching hologram effect, BAILEYS XC is designed to appeal to those shoppers looking for something unique and indulgent.

 5:42 pm  Gourmet Food, Travel
Jul 282016
 
Wimbledon Ice Backdrop with Andy Murray

Wimbledon Ice Backdrop with Andy Murray

Duncan Hamilton founded his company, Hamilton Ice Sculptors, 40 years ago in London, this year.

In the early years of the business he single-handedly revived a tradition of ice sculpting which had long died out in Western Europe.

Now, with a team of expert sculptors, he is proud to have developed his original ideas into a unique and contemporary artistic style which is recognised all over the world.

We think the artwork presented in these commercial projects is fantastic…

Chanel Swans cut in Ice

Chanel Swans cut in Ice

Carl Fogarty Motorbike in Ice

Carl Fogarty Motorbike in Ice

Moet & Chandon Ice Bar

Moet & Chandon Ice Bar

Cartier Bear

Cartier Bear

 

Duncan Hamilton

Duncan Hamilton

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 252016
 
Piaget Polo S Watch

Piaget Polo S Watch

The New Piaget Polo S watch.

Dynamic and contemporary, this new automatic chronograph watch has a casual elegance that is ideal for every occasion. Available with a polished and satin-brushed steel bracelet, merging perfectly with its curved case, this masculine luxury watch offers contemporary lines.

Steel case. Dial with luminescent hour markers. Sapphire crystal case back.

This latest Piaget’s watch embodies the company’s eternal quest for technical mastery, boldness, expertise and imagination.

http://www.piaget.com

Piaget Polo S detail

Piaget Polo S detail

 5:35 am  Fashion, Jewellery, Watches