After Kristen Stewart, Cara Delevingne and Caroline de Maigret, the American singer and producer Pharrell Williams is the latest star to front Chanel’s “Gabrielle” bag campaign. Last year, he walked the runway for the brand’s Métiers d’Art show in Paris. Now, he is the first man to appear in one of the French luxury brand’s handbag ads.
The video features the “Happy” singer entering an empty concert venue, where he is soon overcome with childlike playfulness. He can be seen riding on a wheeled equipment case and balancing on a metal beam, for example, all with the “Gabrielle” bag worn cross-body and with several strings of pearls around his neck. Shot by French Filmmaker Antoine Carlier.
You know Joe's Stone Crab Restaurant by now. You know about the storied history, the gloriously sweet stone crabs, the notorious wait to get in. Often overlooked are its consistently good food, truly professional service, free parking (or just $4 for valet), surprising affordability (excepting the crabs), and stately ambiance that only a restaurant large enough to seat 450 can provide. Tuxedoed waiters whirl through the rooms with oval trays of food held high above their heads, and the ebullient buzz of diners subtly occupies the air like the intangible gathering of ions before a thunderstorm, yet it's difficult to imagine so sizable a dining room being any cozier. Stone crabs are, of course, the mainstay of Joe's menu, and somehow they seem to taste a little fresher and sweeter here. The rest of the menu doesn't disappoint. And nearly everybody orders Joe's key lime pie for dessert, renowned as the best in town.
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Your suit is one of your biggest sartorial investments, and should provide you with many years of enjoyment – assuming that A) you remain able to fit into it, and B) you take good care of it. While we can’t offer you much help with the former – save for pointing you in the direction of a good selection of sportswear – we do know a man more than qualified to advise on the latter. [Read More]
Luxury car manufacturer Bentley has finally unveiled its long-awaited SUV project, the Bentayga. A natural, updated successor to the brand’s EXP 9 F concept, the car is the most powerful and fastest SUV on the market. Equipped with the ability to hit 60-miles-per-hour within four seconds, the Bentayga has a top speed of 187 miles-per hour and, according to Autoblog, will be available in a seven-seat version, more efficient diesel and hybrid variants and a higher performance speed model. [See More]
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As the replacement for the Gallardo, Lamborghini’s all-time best-selling model, the Huracán LP 610-4 had to be good. It is better than good: It is excellent, featuring advanced design, extraordinary performance, exquisite build quality, and good manners.The Gallardo’s great shortcoming was a 6-speed automated-manual transmission that, thanks to the clunking brutality of its shifting, made the car seem like a piece of mechanized armor. The Huracán’s new 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox eliminates all that commotion, executing gear changes quickly and smoothly. And the all-wheel-drive system puts power down with electronically regulated, electrohydraulically controlled authority. [Read More]
After more than a year on the real estate market, Miami’s Versace Mansion finally sold for $41 million in a closed-door auction this summer. For those keeping score, that’s an $83 million discount from the home’s original $125 million listing price. The infamous property was bought by the Nakash family, owners of iconic ’80s denim brand Jordache, according to The Real Deal. The Nakash’s company, VM South Beach, is the chief creditor in the mansion’s foreclosure case.The Versace Mansion had trouble finding a buyer from the get-go. Originally listed for $125 million in June of 2012, the home was the most expensive in America at the time. A few months later, however, it was price-chopped down to $100 million, then $75 million, and finally slated for bankruptcy auction. [See & Read More]
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In the latest installment of the The Way I Cook video series, author of the Clean and Lean diet book series and the founder of Bodyism, a top gym nestled in the exclusive surroundings of London's Bulgari Hotel, Mr. James Duigan cooks a simple meal of Baked Sea Bream with a salad of pecan, cucumber, fig and avocado, that will, in his own words, "get you looking and feeling amazing". Watch the video above, to see how to make this no-nonsense, nutrient-rich dish, and to hear the mission statement of the man who inspired the following testimonial from one of his clients, none other than Mr. Hugh Grant: "James has made me thin and lightly muscled, and frankly irresistible." Enjoy.
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When not producing work like the forthcoming The Wolf of Wall Street, legendary director Martin Scorsese also keeps busy with smaller-scale ventures. Here, the native New Yorker creates a commercial for Dolce & Gabbana, presenting their newest fragrance – The One ($99.00 USD) – with a new short. The charming film stars Scarlett Johansson as a traveling model while Matthew McConaughey, rather luckily, plays the gentleman that courts her. The two unite at the top of an old building downtown in timeless romantic fashion, reflecting on change. Enjoy the director’s cut of the short featured above. Enjoy.
It's the ultimate billionaire toy: A 377-foot yacht with a swimming pool that doubles as a submarine.The six-deck yacht-submarine hybrid, named Migaloo after an albino humpback whale, has not actually been built. The contraption was created to satisfy the demand of adventurous billionaires who want a truly unique boat, according to Austrian industrial design studio motion code: blue,With a 26-foot pool, cinema room, helipad, library, gym, laundry room, and private lounges, Migaloo would be perfectly equipped for the discerning billionaire. Plans call for it to be constructed with special pressure-proof glass and underwater lights to offer spectacular views when the submarine dives. No word on the cost yet, but given that this will be highly customizable, expect it to be in the multi-million dollar range.
It’s been a while since Cadillac last had a big coupe in its range, but now the automaker has decided to show us what such a car would look like if it were to be built. Called the Elmiraj Concept ($TBA), the big coupe showcases “a new vision for luxury driving and the top of the brand’s expanding range,” according to Cadillac. What this means is even if the Elmiraj doesn't end up being built, the design and ideas seen on this study will find their way on the brand’s upcoming S-Class-rivaling flagship sedan. Measuring 5,207mm (205in) in length, the Elmiraj is a four-seat coupe seen as a successor to the 2011 Cadillac Ciel Concept in terms of design, luxury and performance. [See & Read More]