May 302012
 
Virgin Galactic Space

Virgin Galactic Cleared for Space

Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline, announced today that its vehicle developer, Scaled Composites (Scaled), has been granted an experimental launch permit from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its suborbital spacecraft, SpaceshipTwo, and the carrier aircraft, WhiteKnightTwo.

Virgin Galactic

Virgin Galactic - FAA Approval

“This important milestone enables our team to progress to the rocket-powered phase of test flight, bringing us a major step closer to bringing our customers to space,” said George Whitesides, president and CEO of Virgin Galactic. “We thank the FAA for their timely issuance of this permit, and for their responsible oversight of the test program.”

The FAA’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation issues permits after it has determined that the vehicle operator has taken the appropriate steps to protect the public during testing. Permitees must submit detailed plans for vehicle design and operation in order to ensure that all possible scenarios have been addressed.

http://www.virgingalactic.com

 5:34 am  Travel
May 292012
 
British Polo in St Tropez

Two elite British polo teams will go head to head against two local teams at the Polo Club Saint-Tropez. The fixture in the first British Polo Day will take place in France on Saturday, 9th June 2012.  British Polo Day carries on the tradition of the British playing polo against friends in a host of [READ MORE…]

 9:21 am  Polo
May 292012
 
Finest Mens Belts and Leather Accessories

  Beautifully made using traditional saddlery techniques and the finest leathers, OSPREY LONDON accessories for men  perfectly embody the view that while fashions noisily come and go, true style remains eternal and at OSPREY LONDON is always more elegantly understated. For men, British designer Graeme Ellisdon offers a carefully edited collection of men’s leather bags, accessories [READ MORE…]

 4:53 am  Mens Accessories
May 272012
 
Change to Royal Enclosure Dress Code 2012

Please note the dress code below is NEW for 2012.  A Royal Enclosure Style Guide has been produced for the first time this year and helps to bring to life some examples of the kind of outfits that are expected at Royal Ascot. Click Here to view. Ladies Ladies are kindly reminded that formal day [READ MORE…]

 6:10 am  Horses
May 262012
 
Blenheim Palace Wedding Venue

Blenheim Palace, one of Britain’s finest Palace’s, has introduced a range of new initiatives for 2012, reinforcing its status as one of Britain’s ultimate wedding venues. A new agreement with Searcys, the upscale catering and events company ensures the World Heritage Site Palace provides a truly opulent setting for weddings – perfect for wedding parties [READ MORE…]

 3:02 pm  Weddings
May 262012
 
Discover the new SAINT HONORE

  The essence of Paris captured in a unique style… This watch brings together three stars in the same image: the Eiffel Tower, the French model Laurine, and the Opéra watch. SAINT HONORE recently unveiled its new advertising campaign at Baselworld 2012, the international watch fair. Made by the Parker+Parker agency and shot by fashion [READ MORE…]

 3:00 pm  Watches
May 262012
 
New Business Aviation Service

Business aviation specialist ConnectJets is launching a dedicated loyalty programme for clients who are able to commit to 25 or more flight hours per year. Known as Jet Card Europe, it provides guaranteed aircraft availability and pricing throughout Europe for this exclusive group of regular corporate aircraft users. Jet Card Europe holders will also receive [READ MORE…]

 2:53 pm  Aircraft, Outdoor Living
May 172012
 
Sunglasses by Dunhill

Designed with the British gent in mind, luxury brand Dunhill has released two new eyewear pieces in its elegant portfolio. The stylish frames are ideal for the executive man, boasting unique functional features that allow them to be safely stored away when not in use. The Dunhill titanium reader (model D0001) features an exclusive clip [READ MORE…]

 6:12 pm  Mens Accessories
May 152012
 
Tianjin Tower, China

History was made on May 15, 2012, for Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM). They unveiled designs for the new, 96-story supertall CTF Tianjin Tower. The tower uses undulating curves to express itself on the TEDA district skyline outside Tianjin, China. The 1,740-feet (530-meter) tall tower houses offices, 300 service apartments and a 350-room, 5-star [READ MORE…]

 7:23 pm  Property
May 142012
 
Oceanco Nirvana - The New Superyacht

Oceanco’s latest launch, the 88.50m (290.36ft) yacht NIRVANA, with the yard code of Y707, had a proper culinary Dutch send off recently. A few days after the formal launch party, the crew of NIRVANA were treated to an intimate farewell party on April 18th where they were invited to partake in the famous raw herring [READ MORE…]

 9:58 pm  Yachts