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Pagani Huayra “The Calm Before the Storm”..

May 28, 2014 No Comments 0

Ancient legends of the Aymara tell us of Huayra Tata, god of wind, who commands the breezes, winds, and blizzards that invade the mountains, cliffs and hills of the Andean highlands. It is told that Huayra Tata resides deep in the high peaks and valleys, abandoning them only to demonstrate his power to his wife, Pachamama, goddess of mother earth. With his power Huayra Tata was able to lift the waters from lake Titicaca and rain them down on the fertile Pachamama. When Huayra Tata sleeps, the waters and rivers lay quiet. But the calm before the storm is about to be interrupted...

Design

The eternity of the element air. Gentle and refined, yet the strength of the wind it is able to erode even the toughest of materials giving birth to distinctive shapes known in nature. Elegant and muscular the Huayra merges the past, present and future in a timeless interpretation of automotive art. The styling of the car was perfected over the course of 5 years to find each line’s beginning and end. During this study, eight scale models were created, as well as two 1:1 models, each an evolution of the previous in a never ending quest to perfect the form and refining the substance. The bi-xenon headlamps are just one of the many precious gifts from the Zonda R, and LED daytime running lights are seamlessly integrated in the elliptical shape of the design. The rear bumper integrates with the diffuser and is dominated by an elliptical frame that surrounds the four central exhaust outlets, now becoming a characteristic Pagani element.

Backbone

The new central monocoque on the Huayra is an entirely new design made from carbontitanium. However, with the gull wing doors cutting deep into the roof, much research was focused on achieving the highest levels of rigidity through...

Ancient legends of the Aymara tell us of Huayra Tata, god of wind, who commands the breezes, winds, and blizzards that invade the mountains, cliffs and hills of the Andean highlands. It is told that Huayra Tata resides deep in the high peaks and valleys, abandoning them only to demonstrate his power to his wife, Pachamama, goddess of mother earth. With his power Huayra Tata was able to lift the waters from lake Titicaca and rain them down on the fertile Pachamama. When Huayra Tata sleeps, the waters and rivers lay quiet. But the calm before the storm is about to be interrupted...

Design

The eternity of the element air. Gentle and refined, yet the strength of the wind it is able to erode even the toughest of materials giving birth to distinctive shapes known in nature. Elegant and muscular the Huayra merges the past, present and future in a timeless interpretation of automotive art. The styling of the car was perfected over the course of 5 years to find each line’s beginning and end. During this study, eight scale models were created, as well as two 1:1 models, each an evolution of the previous in a never ending quest to perfect...

Ancient legends of the Aymara tell us of Huayra Tata, god of wind, who commands the breezes, winds, and blizzards that invade the mountains, cliffs and hills of the Andean highlands. It is told that Huayra Tata resides deep in the high peaks and valleys, abandoning them only to demonstrate his power to his wife, Pachamama, goddess of mother earth. With his power Huayra Tata was able to lift the waters from lake Titicaca and rain them down on the fertile Pachamama. When Huayra Tata sleeps, the waters and rivers lay quiet. But the calm before the storm is about...

Ancient legends of the Aymara tell us of Huayra Tata, god of wind, who commands the breezes, winds, and blizzards that invade the mountains, cliffs and hills of the Andean highlands. It is told that Huayra Tata resides deep in the high peaks and valleys, abandoning them only to demonstrate...

Ancient legends of the Aymara tell us of Huayra Tata, god of wind, who commands the breezes, winds, and blizzards that invade the mountains, cliffs...

Ancient legends of the Aymara tell us of Huayra Tata, god of wind, who commands the breezes, winds, and blizzards that invade the mountains, cliffs and hills of the Andean highlands. It is told that Huayra Tata resides deep in the high peaks and valleys, abandoning them only to demonstrate his power to his wife, Pachamama, goddess of mother earth. With his power Huayra Tata was able to lift the waters from lake Titicaca and rain them down on the fertile Pachamama. When Huayra Tata sleeps, the waters and rivers lay quiet. But the calm before the storm is about...

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Land Rover The New Age of Discovery..

May 19, 2014 No Comments 0

Discovery Vision Concept showcases the  future vision for a family of Discovery vehicles. Capable to deal with any terrain and beautifully crafted, the concept vehicle has a dynamic form that brings together innovation and design. Find out more about Land Rover's vision in partnership with Virgin Galactic at  New Age of...

Discovery Vision Concept showcases the  future vision for a family of Discovery vehicles. Capable to deal with any terrain and beautifully crafted, the concept vehicle has a dynamic form that brings together innovation and design. Find out more about Land Rover's vision in partnership with Virgin Galactic at  New Age of...

Discovery Vision Concept showcases the  future vision for a family of Discovery vehicles. Capable to deal with any terrain and beautifully crafted, the concept vehicle has a dynamic form that brings together innovation and design. Find out more about Land Rover's vision in partnership with Virgin Galactic at  New Age of...

Discovery Vision Concept showcases the  future vision for a family of Discovery vehicles. Capable to deal with any terrain and beautifully crafted, the concept vehicle has a dynamic form that brings together innovation and design. Find out more about Land Rover's vision in partnership with Virgin Galactic at  New Age...

Discovery Vision Concept showcases the  future vision for a family of Discovery vehicles. Capable to deal with any terrain and beautifully crafted, the concept vehicle has...

Discovery Vision Concept showcases the  future vision for a family of Discovery vehicles. Capable to deal with any terrain and beautifully crafted, the concept vehicle has a dynamic form that brings together innovation and design. Find out more about Land Rover's vision in partnership with Virgin Galactic at  New Age of...

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2015 Koenigsegg Agera One:1 is the World’s First Megacar..

April 26, 2014 No Comments 0

ONE:1 WORLD´S FIRST MEGACAR Koenigsegg is creating six uniquely developed and designed production cars – the One:1 program. This is one of the most exclusive production car programs ever envisaged. The hp to kg curb weight ratio is an astonishing 1:1. This is the  “dream” equation previously thought impossible. On top of this, the One:1 is the first homologated production car in the world with one Megawatt of power, thereby making it the world´s first series produced Megacar. These are the reasons for naming the car One:1. The 2014 One:1 truly raises the bar of performance. The One:1 features new and unique solutions to enhance track performance without compromising top speed or everyday usability, with a stunning visual appearance to go with it. Examples of features; unique track optimized aero winglets, extended venturi tunnels and side splitters, Le-Mans inspired active wing configuration and optimized active undertrim air management. Large air vents for improved cooling, roof air scoop to support the 1 Megawatt of power, 8250 RPM rev limit, complemented with Custom made Michelin Cup Tires, upgraded rear triplex suspension with carbon bevel springs and active shock absorbers and ride height, combined with upgraded revolutionary Koenigsegg Aircore carbon fiber wheels. Koenigsegg was the first extreme car manufacturer to take steps toward green technology with the release of the biofuel CCXR in 2007. The One:1, a sibling of the highly competitive Agera R, follows in the footsteps of the CCXR as it also runs on E85 biofuel, race fuel or normal gasoline. In order to give the One:1 maximum flexibility when it comes to power delivery, Koenigsegg has implemented its patented variable turbo geometry technology in the One:1 program. This technology gives improved response and more low-end torque than otherwise possible. As an example the One:1 engine has over 1000 Nm of torque between 3000 to 7500 rpm, which...

ONE:1 WORLD´S FIRST MEGACAR Koenigsegg is creating six uniquely developed and designed production cars – the One:1 program. This is one of the most exclusive production car programs ever envisaged. The hp to kg curb weight ratio is an astonishing 1:1. This is the  “dream” equation previously thought impossible. On top of this, the One:1 is the first homologated production car in the world with one Megawatt of power, thereby making it the world´s first series produced Megacar. These are the reasons for naming the car One:1. The 2014 One:1 truly raises the bar of performance. The One:1 features new and unique solutions to enhance track performance without compromising top speed or everyday usability, with a stunning visual appearance to go with it. Examples of features; unique track optimized aero winglets, extended venturi tunnels and side splitters, Le-Mans inspired active wing configuration and optimized active undertrim air management. Large air vents for improved cooling, roof air scoop to support the 1 Megawatt of power, 8250 RPM rev limit, complemented with Custom made Michelin Cup Tires, upgraded rear triplex suspension with carbon bevel springs and active shock absorbers and ride height, combined with upgraded revolutionary Koenigsegg Aircore carbon fiber wheels. Koenigsegg was the first extreme car manufacturer...

ONE:1 WORLD´S FIRST MEGACAR Koenigsegg is creating six uniquely developed and designed production cars – the One:1 program. This is one of the most exclusive production car programs ever envisaged. The hp to kg curb weight ratio is an astonishing 1:1. This is the  “dream” equation previously thought impossible. On top of this, the One:1 is the first homologated production car in the world with one Megawatt of power, thereby making it the world´s first series produced Megacar. These are the reasons for naming the car One:1. The 2014 One:1 truly raises the bar of performance. The One:1 features new and unique solutions to...

ONE:1 WORLD´S FIRST MEGACAR Koenigsegg is creating six uniquely developed and designed production cars – the One:1 program. This is one of the most exclusive production car programs ever envisaged. The hp to kg curb weight ratio is an astonishing 1:1. This is the  “dream” equation previously thought impossible. On top...

ONE:1 WORLD´S FIRST MEGACAR Koenigsegg is creating six uniquely developed and designed production cars – the One:1 program. This is one of the most exclusive...

ONE:1 WORLD´S FIRST MEGACAR Koenigsegg is creating six uniquely developed and designed production cars – the One:1 program. This is one of the most exclusive production car programs ever envisaged. The hp to kg curb weight ratio is an astonishing 1:1. This is the  “dream” equation previously thought impossible. On top of this, the One:1 is the first homologated production car in the world with one Megawatt of power, thereby making it the world´s first series produced Megacar. These are the reasons for naming the car One:1. The 2014 One:1 truly raises the bar of performance. The One:1 features new and unique solutions to...

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OMEGA Speedmaster Professional Apollo 11 45th Anniversary Limited Edition..

April 26, 2014 No Comments 0

The OMEGA Speedmaster Professional Apollo 11 45th Anniversary Limited Edition wristwatch commemorates the first lunar landing and celebrates its link to the iconic chronograph that was part of the adventure. MOVEMENT Caliber: Omega 1861 Famous manual-winding chronograph movement that was worn on the Moon. Rhodium-plated finish. Power reserve: 48 hours FEATURES Chonograph Small seconds Tachymeter Limited Edition TECHNICAL DATA Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides Case: Titanium - Sedna Gold Bracelet: Leather strap Dial: Grey Water resistant: 5 bar (50 metres / 167 feet) Size: Case Diameter: 42...

The OMEGA Speedmaster Professional Apollo 11 45th Anniversary Limited Edition wristwatch commemorates the first lunar landing and celebrates its link to the iconic chronograph that was part of the adventure. MOVEMENT Caliber: Omega 1861 Famous manual-winding chronograph movement that was worn on the Moon. Rhodium-plated finish. Power reserve: 48 hours FEATURES Chonograph Small seconds Tachymeter Limited Edition TECHNICAL DATA Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides Case: Titanium - Sedna Gold Bracelet: Leather strap Dial: Grey Water resistant: 5 bar (50 metres / 167 feet) Size: Case Diameter: 42...

The OMEGA Speedmaster Professional Apollo 11 45th Anniversary Limited Edition wristwatch commemorates the first lunar landing and celebrates its link to the iconic chronograph that was part of the adventure. MOVEMENT Caliber: Omega 1861 Famous manual-winding chronograph movement that was worn on the Moon. Rhodium-plated finish. Power reserve: 48 hours FEATURES Chonograph Small seconds Tachymeter Limited Edition TECHNICAL DATA Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides Case: Titanium - Sedna Gold Bracelet: Leather strap Dial: Grey Water resistant: 5 bar (50 metres / 167 feet) Size: Case Diameter: 42...

The OMEGA Speedmaster Professional Apollo 11 45th Anniversary Limited Edition wristwatch commemorates the first lunar landing and celebrates its link to the iconic chronograph that was part of the adventure. MOVEMENT Caliber: Omega 1861 Famous manual-winding chronograph movement that was worn on the Moon. Rhodium-plated finish. Power reserve: 48 hours FEATURES Chonograph Small seconds Tachymeter Limited Edition TECHNICAL DATA Crystal: Scratch-resistant...

The OMEGA Speedmaster Professional Apollo 11 45th Anniversary Limited Edition wristwatch commemorates the first lunar landing and celebrates its link to the iconic chronograph that...

The OMEGA Speedmaster Professional Apollo 11 45th Anniversary Limited Edition wristwatch commemorates the first lunar landing and celebrates its link to the iconic chronograph that was part of the adventure. MOVEMENT Caliber: Omega 1861 Famous manual-winding chronograph movement that was worn on the Moon. Rhodium-plated finish. Power reserve: 48 hours FEATURES Chonograph Small seconds Tachymeter Limited Edition TECHNICAL DATA Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides Case: Titanium - Sedna Gold Bracelet: Leather strap Dial: Grey Water resistant: 5 bar (50 metres / 167 feet) Size: Case Diameter: 42...

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The PANONO 360° panoramic camera..

April 26, 2014 No Comments 0

THE PANONO CAMERA Capture more than just a picture with the Panono Camera and discover a whole new experience. Send your Panono up into the air. What it brings back down will amaze you. MORE THAN A PANORAMA Going way beyond the typical panoramic picture – The Panono Camera captures moments in their entirety that can easily be viewed and shared. A WHOLE NEW EXPERIENCE One quick toss of the Panono Camera will capture everything in every direction into a high resolution 360° X 360° full- spherical panoramic image. TAKE YOUR CHANCE Now you have the unique opportunity to pre-order one of the first Panono Cameras worldwide. Be one of the first to take photography to the next...

THE PANONO CAMERA Capture more than just a picture with the Panono Camera and discover a whole new experience. Send your Panono up into the air. What it brings back down will amaze you. MORE THAN A PANORAMA Going way beyond the typical panoramic picture – The Panono Camera captures moments in their entirety that can easily be viewed and shared. A WHOLE NEW EXPERIENCE One quick toss of the Panono Camera will capture everything in every direction into a high resolution 360° X 360° full- spherical panoramic image. TAKE YOUR CHANCE Now you have the unique opportunity to pre-order one of the first Panono Cameras worldwide. Be one of the first to take photography to the next...

THE PANONO CAMERA Capture more than just a picture with the Panono Camera and discover a whole new experience. Send your Panono up into the air. What it brings back down will amaze you. MORE THAN A PANORAMA Going way beyond the typical panoramic picture – The Panono Camera captures moments in their entirety that can easily be viewed and shared. A WHOLE NEW EXPERIENCE One quick toss of the Panono Camera will capture everything in every direction into a high resolution 360° X 360° full- spherical panoramic image. TAKE YOUR CHANCE Now you have the unique opportunity to pre-order one of the first Panono...

THE PANONO CAMERA Capture more than just a picture with the Panono Camera and discover a whole new experience. Send your Panono up into the air. What it brings back down will amaze you. MORE THAN A PANORAMA Going way beyond the typical panoramic picture – The Panono Camera captures moments in their...

THE PANONO CAMERA Capture more than just a picture with the Panono Camera and discover a whole new experience. Send your Panono up into the air....

THE PANONO CAMERA Capture more than just a picture with the Panono Camera and discover a whole new experience. Send your Panono up into the air. What it brings back down will amaze you. MORE THAN A PANORAMA Going way beyond the typical panoramic picture – The Panono Camera captures moments in their entirety that can easily be viewed and shared. A WHOLE NEW EXPERIENCE One quick toss of the Panono Camera will capture everything in every direction into a high resolution 360° X 360° full- spherical panoramic image. TAKE YOUR CHANCE Now you have the unique opportunity to pre-order one of the first Panono...

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Adastra Redesigning the future of efficient long range cruising..

April 22, 2014 No Comments 0

In many ways, the Super yacht Adastra looks more like a spaceship than a luxury yacht. The work of John Shuttleworth Designs, the 42.5m technologically advanced Trimaran took five years to design, and was recently launched with a price tag of $15M Dollars. Part of the design focus included the selection of lightweight materials allowing the yacht to consume less fuel. In creating a yacht that can cruise for long distances without the need to refuel. With a top speed of 22 knots, the Adastra is designed with major components that are lightweight, yet stable, in mind. The core of the superstructure consists of carbon fiber Nomex honeycomb, with the hull consisting of glass and Kevlar foam. Oak cabinetry can be found within the interior. However, honeycomb was used to reduce the weight of the wood. Additional weight reduction was also accomplished by custom designing many elements and building them specifically for the vessel. Even the weight of small elements such as hinges was taken into consideration. The main engine is a Caterpillar C18 1150hp. There are also two outrigger Yanmar 110hp engines. There are three generators on board. Two of these can be found in the outriggers attached to the Yanmar engines. The third can be found within the main engine room. At a speed of 13 knots, the fuel consumption was predicted to be 90 liters per hour. However, when tested, the Adastra outperformed this prediction, using only 60 liters per hour. The measured fuel consumption at a speed of 10.5 knots was 29 liters per hour. At this speed and consumption rate, a full tank would take the yacht approximately 10,000 miles. Three anchors make up the anchoring system. Carbon fiber was used to create the drum winches, which are run using hydraulics. The primary anchor is deployed from...

In many ways, the Super yacht Adastra looks more like a spaceship than a luxury yacht. The work of John Shuttleworth Designs, the 42.5m technologically advanced Trimaran took five years to design, and was recently launched with a price tag of $15M Dollars. Part of the design focus included the selection of lightweight materials allowing the yacht to consume less fuel. In creating a yacht that can cruise for long distances without the need to refuel. With a top speed of 22 knots, the Adastra is designed with major components that are lightweight, yet stable, in mind. The core of the superstructure consists of carbon fiber Nomex honeycomb, with the hull consisting of glass and Kevlar foam. Oak cabinetry can be found within the interior. However, honeycomb was used to reduce the weight of the wood. Additional weight reduction was also accomplished by custom designing many elements and building them specifically for the vessel. Even the weight of small elements such as hinges was taken into consideration. The main engine is a Caterpillar C18 1150hp. There are also two outrigger Yanmar 110hp engines. There are three generators on board. Two of these can be found in the outriggers attached to the...

In many ways, the Super yacht Adastra looks more like a spaceship than a luxury yacht. The work of John Shuttleworth Designs, the 42.5m technologically advanced Trimaran took five years to design, and was recently launched with a price tag of $15M Dollars. Part of the design focus included the selection of lightweight materials allowing the yacht to consume less fuel. In creating a yacht that can cruise for long distances without the need to refuel. With a top speed of 22 knots, the Adastra is designed with major components that are lightweight, yet stable, in mind. The core of...

In many ways, the Super yacht Adastra looks more like a spaceship than a luxury yacht. The work of John Shuttleworth Designs, the 42.5m technologically advanced Trimaran took five years to design, and was recently launched with a price tag of $15M Dollars. Part of the design focus included...

In many ways, the Super yacht Adastra looks more like a spaceship than a luxury yacht. The work of John Shuttleworth Designs, the...

In many ways, the Super yacht Adastra looks more like a spaceship than a luxury yacht. The work of John Shuttleworth Designs, the 42.5m technologically advanced Trimaran took five years to design, and was recently launched with a price tag of $15M Dollars. Part of the design focus included the selection of lightweight materials allowing the yacht to consume less fuel. In creating a yacht that can cruise for long distances without the need to refuel. With a top speed of 22 knots, the Adastra is designed with major components that are lightweight, yet stable, in mind. The core of...

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Montblanc: A Fusion of Fine European Craftsmanship & Time-Honoured Designs..

April 21, 2014 No Comments 0

Bringing pieces to life, which emanates classic heritage and refined creation. For over a century, Montblanc has embraced the traditions of lasting value and exquisite craftsmanship. The iconic Montblanc emblem is a symbolic stamp of excellence - and the company’s uncompromising principles of stylistic design and timeless precision have allowed them to create heirloom collections that are passed on from generation to generation. The company once associated unequivocally with luxury writing instruments is now considered a fully-fledged luxury brand producing exceptional leather goods, jewellery, sunglasses, and timepieces. When Montblanc decided to pursue watch making in 1997, some approached the decision with apprehension and scepticism - could Montblanc, the renowned manufacturer of fine fountain pens transfer and apply their craftsmanship to mechanical wristwatches? One thing was immediately understood: Montblanc would never simply stamp their logo on the dials of watches purchased ready-made from outside suppliers. The logical route was to go to Switzerland, where watch manufacturing traditionally has its roots. Montblanc timepieces are the symbiosis of elegance and dynamic robustness, with each piece artisanally handcrafted to perfection in the Swiss ateliers of Le Locle and Villeret. Needless to say, the brands heritage and quality of movements formed a loyal following. Montblanc was one of the first companies to produce a chronograph pocket watch, one of the first to build a chronograph that could track thousandths of a second and the first to create a watch indicating the time from all over the world. These achievements are reflected in The Montblanc Star World-Time GMT Automatic, a cosmopolitan instrument designed primarily for businesspeople or bankers who travel the world and at the same time, and want to keep a watchful eye on the opening hours of e.g. the world’s stock exchanges. This wristwatch puts two different time zones on its dial and at the same time,...

Bringing pieces to life, which emanates classic heritage and refined creation. For over a century, Montblanc has embraced the traditions of lasting value and exquisite craftsmanship. The iconic Montblanc emblem is a symbolic stamp of excellence - and the company’s uncompromising principles of stylistic design and timeless precision have allowed them to create heirloom collections that are passed on from generation to generation. The company once associated unequivocally with luxury writing instruments is now considered a fully-fledged luxury brand producing exceptional leather goods, jewellery, sunglasses, and timepieces. When Montblanc decided to pursue watch making in 1997, some approached the decision with apprehension and scepticism - could Montblanc, the renowned manufacturer of fine fountain pens transfer and apply their craftsmanship to mechanical wristwatches? One thing was immediately understood: Montblanc would never simply stamp their logo on the dials of watches purchased ready-made from outside suppliers. The logical route was to go to Switzerland, where watch manufacturing traditionally has its roots. Montblanc timepieces are the symbiosis of elegance and dynamic robustness, with each piece artisanally handcrafted to perfection in the Swiss ateliers of Le Locle and Villeret. Needless to say, the brands heritage and quality of movements formed a loyal following. Montblanc was one of...

Bringing pieces to life, which emanates classic heritage and refined creation. For over a century, Montblanc has embraced the traditions of lasting value and exquisite craftsmanship. The iconic Montblanc emblem is a symbolic stamp of excellence - and the company’s uncompromising principles of stylistic design and timeless precision have allowed them to create heirloom collections that are passed on from generation to generation. The company once associated unequivocally with luxury writing instruments is now considered a fully-fledged luxury brand producing exceptional leather goods, jewellery, sunglasses, and timepieces. When Montblanc decided to pursue watch making in 1997, some approached the decision...

Bringing pieces to life, which emanates classic heritage and refined creation. For over a century, Montblanc has embraced the traditions of lasting value and exquisite craftsmanship. The iconic Montblanc emblem is a symbolic stamp of excellence - and the company’s uncompromising principles of stylistic design and timeless precision have...

Bringing pieces to life, which emanates classic heritage and refined creation. For over a century, Montblanc has embraced the traditions of lasting value and...

Bringing pieces to life, which emanates classic heritage and refined creation. For over a century, Montblanc has embraced the traditions of lasting value and exquisite craftsmanship. The iconic Montblanc emblem is a symbolic stamp of excellence - and the company’s uncompromising principles of stylistic design and timeless precision have allowed them to create heirloom collections that are passed on from generation to generation. The company once associated unequivocally with luxury writing instruments is now considered a fully-fledged luxury brand producing exceptional leather goods, jewellery, sunglasses, and timepieces. When Montblanc decided to pursue watch making in 1997, some approached the decision...

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A day onboard the Alter Ego..

April 20, 2014 No Comments 0

  Forget the usual vacation routine. Experience something truly extraordinary. Charter your own private yacht to celebrate an anniversary, takeoff on a romantic getaway or simply get the family together. ~ Both luxury and adventure await you ~ Close your eyes… Imagine yourself on an exquisite Yacht sailing through the calm, turquoise waters of the Bahamas or navigating the weathered cliffs of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. There’s the sound of the waves, the ocean air breeze and the warmth of the sun. Operated by Alton Blue Yachts, the Alter Ego is an 80-foot 2012 Ferretti Yacht with four staterooms (including en-suite bathrooms), an open-concept living room/dining room and three outdoor lounging areas. Its chic Italian design is impeccable, from the 400-thread count Percale sheets to the white leather sofas and shimmering wood floors. You can charter the Alter Ego in Florida, the Bahamas or the Northeast for a weekend or a week. Accompanying you on your cruise is a professional and experienced crew led by Captain Brian Clark – the personal Captain of the Yacht’s owner for over six years. A trained Chef will be onboard to create daily customized menus as well as a First-Mate to maintain the Yacht’s pristineness while providing you with everything from drinks to water toys. ~ A day onboard the Alter Ego ~ Awake in your luxurious stateroom to the aroma of freshly baked muffins and steaming espresso. Wrapped in a lush bathrobe, head upstairs where you’re warmly greeted by your Chef who escorts you to the sun-filled deck where you sit down to warm toast, eggs (your style), fresh fruit and the best latte at sea. After breakfast, you prepare for the next port-of-call – a quaint Bahamian island dotted with pink and blue and yellow homes, a local crafts market and several beach front cafés overlooking the chain of tropical islands...

  Forget the usual vacation routine. Experience something truly extraordinary. Charter your own private yacht to celebrate an anniversary, takeoff on a romantic getaway or simply get the family together. ~ Both luxury and adventure await you ~ Close your eyes… Imagine yourself on an exquisite Yacht sailing through the calm, turquoise waters of the Bahamas or navigating the weathered cliffs of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. There’s the sound of the waves, the ocean air breeze and the warmth of the sun. Operated by Alton Blue Yachts, the Alter Ego is an 80-foot 2012 Ferretti Yacht with four staterooms (including en-suite bathrooms), an open-concept living room/dining room and three outdoor lounging areas. Its chic Italian design is impeccable, from the 400-thread count Percale sheets to the white leather sofas and shimmering wood floors. You can charter the Alter Ego in Florida, the Bahamas or the Northeast for a weekend or a week. Accompanying you on your cruise is a professional and experienced crew led by Captain Brian Clark – the personal Captain of the Yacht’s owner for over six years. A trained Chef will be onboard to create daily customized menus as well as a First-Mate to maintain the Yacht’s pristineness while providing you with...

  Forget the usual vacation routine. Experience something truly extraordinary. Charter your own private yacht to celebrate an anniversary, takeoff on a romantic getaway or simply get the family together. ~ Both luxury and adventure await you ~ Close your eyes… Imagine yourself on an exquisite Yacht sailing through the calm, turquoise waters of the Bahamas or navigating the weathered cliffs of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. There’s the sound of the waves, the ocean air breeze and the warmth of the sun. Operated by Alton Blue Yachts, the Alter Ego is an 80-foot 2012 Ferretti Yacht with four staterooms (including en-suite bathrooms), an open-concept...

  Forget the usual vacation routine. Experience something truly extraordinary. Charter your own private yacht to celebrate an anniversary, takeoff on a romantic getaway or simply get the family together. ~ Both luxury and adventure await you ~ Close your eyes… Imagine yourself on an exquisite Yacht sailing through the calm, turquoise waters...

  Forget the usual vacation routine. Experience something truly extraordinary. Charter your own private yacht to celebrate an anniversary, takeoff on a romantic getaway or simply...

  Forget the usual vacation routine. Experience something truly extraordinary. Charter your own private yacht to celebrate an anniversary, takeoff on a romantic getaway or simply get the family together. ~ Both luxury and adventure await you ~ Close your eyes… Imagine yourself on an exquisite Yacht sailing through the calm, turquoise waters of the Bahamas or navigating the weathered cliffs of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. There’s the sound of the waves, the ocean air breeze and the warmth of the sun. Operated by Alton Blue Yachts, the Alter Ego is an 80-foot 2012 Ferretti Yacht with four staterooms (including en-suite bathrooms), an open-concept...

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The Best of L.A.: Luxury and Culture Co-Exist..

April 19, 2014 No Comments 0

Los Angeles is known best as the international Mecca for film and glamour, however, beauty is only skin-deep, and L.A. has more to offer than that. Culture, culinary ambition and creativity meet to form an exciting vacation spot with divine weather and much to explore. RESTAURANTS My personal favorite restaurant (anywhere, as a matter of fact) is Il Pastaio, an Italian gem. Owned by the Drago family, Il Pastaio boasts delicious food and a fine clientele on a not-so-inconspicuous, perfect-for-people-watching corner in Beverly Hills. I recommend going there for lunch and trying their amazing salads, especially the Vegetariana, and their Mezzelune, a homemade lobster ravioli dish. Another fabulous Beverly Hills restaurant just around the corner is Villa Blanca, owned by reality TV star and restauranteur, Lisa Vanderpump. The restaurant is popular for its stylish décor and patio, perfect for people watching due to its central location in Beverly Hills. The menu is a fusion of Mediterranean, Italian and Asian food concocted by Executive Chef Francis Dimitrius. Vanderpump also co-owns another trendy restaurant, Sur, located in Hollywood. Another celebrity restauranteur, Wolfgang Puck, owns several Beverly Hills staples, including Spago and steakhouse Cut in The Beverly Wilshire (a Four Seasons hotel). Power breakfasters will enjoy the early morning scene at Barney Greengrass Restaurant, situated on the fifth-floor of Barneys New York on Wilshire Boulevard. Open at 8:30 a.m., this restaurant is the hottest place for agents and other Hollywood who’s who. Barney Greengrass is known for its sturgeon and bagels and has a beautiful terrace overlooking Beverly Hills. Sit at the communal table to overhear the best gossip. Another upscale restaurant, Mariposa is just down the street in Neiman Marcus, and perfect for refueling during a day of rigorous shopping. Though their popovers are most famous, many Beverly Hills ladies who...

Los Angeles is known best as the international Mecca for film and glamour, however, beauty is only skin-deep, and L.A. has more to offer than that. Culture, culinary ambition and creativity meet to form an exciting vacation spot with divine weather and much to explore. RESTAURANTS My personal favorite restaurant (anywhere, as a matter of fact) is Il Pastaio, an Italian gem. Owned by the Drago family, Il Pastaio boasts delicious food and a fine clientele on a not-so-inconspicuous, perfect-for-people-watching corner in Beverly Hills. I recommend going there for lunch and trying their amazing salads, especially the Vegetariana, and their Mezzelune, a homemade lobster ravioli dish. Another fabulous Beverly Hills restaurant just around the corner is Villa Blanca, owned by reality TV star and restauranteur, Lisa Vanderpump. The restaurant is popular for its stylish décor and patio, perfect for people watching due to its central location in Beverly Hills. The menu is a fusion of Mediterranean, Italian and Asian food concocted by Executive Chef Francis Dimitrius. Vanderpump also co-owns another trendy restaurant, Sur, located in Hollywood. Another celebrity restauranteur, Wolfgang Puck, owns several Beverly Hills staples, including Spago and steakhouse Cut in The Beverly Wilshire (a Four Seasons...

Los Angeles is known best as the international Mecca for film and glamour, however, beauty is only skin-deep, and L.A. has more to offer than that. Culture, culinary ambition and creativity meet to form an exciting vacation spot with divine weather and much to explore. RESTAURANTS My personal favorite restaurant (anywhere, as a matter of fact) is Il Pastaio, an Italian gem. Owned by the Drago family, Il Pastaio boasts delicious food and a fine clientele on a not-so-inconspicuous, perfect-for-people-watching corner in Beverly Hills. I recommend going there for lunch and trying their amazing salads, especially the Vegetariana, and their...

Los Angeles is known best as the international Mecca for film and glamour, however, beauty is only skin-deep, and L.A. has more to offer than that. Culture, culinary ambition and creativity meet to form an exciting vacation spot with divine weather and much to explore. RESTAURANTS My personal favorite restaurant (anywhere, as...

Los Angeles is known best as the international Mecca for film and glamour, however, beauty is only skin-deep, and L.A. has more to offer than...

Los Angeles is known best as the international Mecca for film and glamour, however, beauty is only skin-deep, and L.A. has more to offer than that. Culture, culinary ambition and creativity meet to form an exciting vacation spot with divine weather and much to explore. RESTAURANTS My personal favorite restaurant (anywhere, as a matter of fact) is Il Pastaio, an Italian gem. Owned by the Drago family, Il Pastaio boasts delicious food and a fine clientele on a not-so-inconspicuous, perfect-for-people-watching corner in Beverly Hills. I recommend going there for lunch and trying their amazing salads, especially the Vegetariana, and their...

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