As per the organizers an anonymous bidder paid $610,000 in a charity auction for coffee date with Apple chief Tim Cook. The Tim Cook auction tied the record for highest winning bid at charity auction site Charitybuzz, according to a statement from the group and its partner, The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights.
As per the statement, the bid tied a record set by a 2013 Lamborghini Aventador Roadster auctioned in March 2013 for $610,000.“We’re truly amazed by the results of Tim Cook’s remarkable donation,” said Coppy Holzman, Charitybuzz chief executive and founder.
The coffee chat with Cook was limited to two guests, who would be subject to security screening and be responsible for their own travel and accommodations.
If you are one of those who do not want to take any chance with you are on the quality of your water supply then you should rely on any other name but ICEBERG Water. The water in their bottles is derived from the Arctic ice shelves that were formed 12 thousand years ago. Hence it is bereft of any modern industrial pollutant. On factual basis it has the lowest mineral content in any bottled water in the world. Gradually these ice shelves broke away and migrated southwards towards Canada. It is from the Canadian coastline, that they harvest the water from these icebergs before they melt and become one with sea.
Locals living in the area have been into the business of harvesting water from these icebergs for generations. It is believed that this water contains high healing properties. Now this gift of nature is available in the UK. Bottled in beautiful clear and frosted bottles with snowflakes pattern on them, they can be great for parties or as a gift to a health conscious friend. The 75 cl bottles can be purchased from leading suppliers in the UK like Hedonism Wines, Caviar House, or online at Lux Drinks. You will also find them at some of the best bars and restaurants in the UK like Nobu London and The Blue Bar at The Berkeley. ICEBERG Water is harvested from icebergs under license from the Canadian government. It is brought to the other side of the pond by sea freight. Some researches even say that water harvesting from icebergs will reduce the chances of the ocean levels from rising due to global warming by utilizing the water before it is lost into the ocean.
As the Platinum Cosmograph Daytona 2013 amazed everyone at the BaselWorld, it’s time for a 1963 Rolex Cosmograph Daytona to make its mark this time. Commemorating 50 years of the 20th century horology that Rolex created the new Cosmograph Daytona 2013, it has for the first time being produced in 950 platinum case and bracelet. True, that the 50th Anniversary Rolex Cosmograph Daytona is successor to a legend, but its most striking feature is it’s very attractively set dual tone – an ice blue dial contrasting with a chocolate brown paletted monobloc Cerachrom bezel.
The movement is the same wherein an automatic in-house 4130 caliber chronograph with column wheel. With a dimension of 40mm, though all other features of the watch remain the same as the Daytona models of recent years, the key feature is its Cerachrom ceramic bezel with a tachymetric scale, rendering the watch as an ideal instrument to measure average speeds up to 400 miles or kilometres per hour.
The third in the league after Edie Campbell and Julia Nobis is Danish model Freja Beha’s turn to pose for Saint Laurent’s next ad campaign, this is once again when the campaign is designed and shot by Hedi Slimane.
As per reports, Hedi Slimane had his heart set on the Danish top model for Saint Laurent’s latest campaign. The striking young Scandinavian is now posing for black-and-white photos shot by the French fashion house’s artistic director.
For the purposes of this shoot, Freja Beha is wearing leather pants with a polka-dotted shirt, along with a more mannishly-cut suit that fits her androgynous figure to a T. The picture calls to mind a previous campaign featuring Saskia de Brauw, likewise shot by Hedi Slimane, dressed as a boy to present Saint Laurent’s menswear line.
If sources are to be believed, the top model also displays a series of accessories, including leather goods, from the brand’s pre-fall 2013 collection.
The jeweler known by his name Harry Winston, who had acquired Swatch Group earlier this year, has recently bought a new colorless flawless 101.73-carat diamond for a record $26.7 million at an auction in Geneva on Wednesday.
As per Christies, the first ever buyer of the new diamond, Harry Winston had the privilege of naming it and had decided to call it “Harry Legacy.” This is the diamond dealer’s first major purchase since it was snapped up by the world’s leading watchmaker for $1.0 billion in March.
According to Christies, the American Institute of Gemology has handed the Harry Legacy the top colorless grade “D” and the best clarity grade, “flawless”, which is characterized by its “absolute symmetry”. The diamond, sold at the auction by a diamond merchant, was 236 carats in the rough when it was extracted from the Jwaneng mine in Botswana, before it was meticulously sculpted for 21 months.
Wednesday’s sale marked the highest price ever paid for a flawless colorless diamond at auction, although Christie’s had hoped the new diamond the largest of its kind to ever go under the hammer would rake in $30 million. The Elizabeth Taylor Diamond, which is in the same D-color category but weighs in at only 33.19 carats, was meanwhile sold for $8.8 million on auction in New York in December 2011.
The official makeup artist for the Cannes Film Festival, L’Oréal Paris is going to set up an Eye & Nail Bar for festival goers inside the Hôtel Martinez during the event.
The L’Oréal Eye & Nail Bar is a must at this year’s Cannes Festival. If you really want to experiment you can go for an artistic manicure which is the latest trend and titivate your peepers as though they were the guests of honor at this year’s event.
The latest creations of L’Oréal Paris’s will be showcased here, especially the Ongles-à-Porter, inspired by backstage nail wear at fashion shows and designed by leading manicurist Tom Bachik.
There is a wide range of 50-odd shades of the Color Riche Le Vernis line to choose from as well as 2D and 3D stickers from the new Color Riche Le Nail Art line.
The windows to the soul will also be the highlight here with “butterfly eyes,” which is supposed to be another make-up trend this summer. You can also pick up from the variety of false lashes and eyeliners from the brand’s Mascara Faux Cils Papillon and Super Liner Silkissime lines for the perfect pair of eyes. This “beauty capsule” in the lobby of the Hotel Martinez will be open to the public from May 15-26.
A new collection of “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces” is coming up by Antiquorum under the hammer next month at the Mandarin Oriental Geneva. There will be 613 modern and vintage timepieces which will be auctioned off which includes some rare and interesting pieces. The pick of the lot is the “Magnificent Royal Presentation Musical Fan With Concealed Watch, A Gift From Prince Ferdinand Of Saxe-Coburg And Gotha To Vicomte De Morais”. Created by Piguet & Capt, Geneva in 1810, the set consists of a “rare musical, gold, painted on enamel and pearl-set fan with concealed watch and visible rose-diamond-set balance, the fan painted in watercolor and gold.” It is estimated to fetch between $320,000 and $535,000.
The other interesting pick is the Patek Phillippe, Ref. 703, piece unique – “The Godess Of The Sun & The Moon”. One of the first enamel solar clock from the brand, it was first made in 1956. It was later handed over as the Dragon Gold Cup trophy in 1956. The electro-mechanical gilt-brass table clock made using polychrome cloisonné enamel panels depicting “birds and the goddess of the sun and moon, baguette sapphire-set dial”. This piece is estimated to earn between $65,000 and $85,000.
As per a recent Press Release by the brand, Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel has been awarded North America’s Leading Luxury Resort of 2012 by the World Travel Awards. This 28 year old Resort was the first of its kind along Coastal Orange County. The resort has a newly imagined vibe with updated services and spaces as it is perched atop the 150 foot bluff looking down on the spectacular Pacific Ocean.Situated in one of the poshest neighborhoods in the U.S.A this landmark of Southern Californian Luxury is located halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego. This sprawling resort offers 396 rooms and 29 suites with the most exclusive being the Ritz Carlton suite, that covers over 1,500 square feet includes a separate dining room with seating for 6 guests, access to the Ritz Carlton Club Lounge and an unbridled view of the coastline.
Laguna Niguel’s ocean-inspired spa was named amongst Condé Nast’s top 100 spas in the US for 2012. It features 12 treatment rooms all bathed in hues of aqua and beige setting a tone that matches the rhythm of the surf.
This Dana Point resort offers 6 restaurants that promise to please even the most discerning palate, enoSteak is an intimate steakhouse that uses only the best ingredients, Raya offers Pan Latin coastal cuisine and the oceanfront dining lounge 180blũ perched at 162 feet above salt creek beach, has a view that is matched only by the food served there. (more…)
As per news, Razar has created a custom-designed Star Wars: The Old Republic Razer Blade gaming laptop. The one of a kind laptop, meant as a free give away sports a matte, laser-etched aluminum gray chassis and a green back lighting that matches its “MMORPG logo”. Valued well over $15,000, the laptop will be lapped up by hard core fans even if it were put under the hammer!
It is reported that The Razer Blade is only 0.88 in. thin, less than half the thickness of traditional gaming laptops of comparable performance. Combined with an ultra-slim power supply, the entire system weighs less than seven pounds, less than half the weight of other gaming laptops, making it the lowest profile, lightest gaming laptop of its class. Along with the Razer Blade’s remarkable 17.3-in. high-definition display the machine’s solid-state drive (SSD) delivers data up to three times faster than traditional hard drives, allowing for blistering boot times. The most striking and innovative feature of the Razer Blade remains its multi-award-winning Switchblade UI. The unique integrated LCD display/multi-touch panel and 10 dynamic adaptive tactile keys put commands and control functions within fingertip reach.
“Circuit of the Americas” in Austin, Texas will witness the Penultimate Grand Prix of the 2012 season. This race will mark the long awaited return of Formula 1 to the United States taking place between the 16th and 18th of November. With just four races left the fight to the finish between Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso for the 2012 Championship title is going to a close one. As the official watch of Formula 1, Hublot has introduced a special limited edition piece to mark this momentous event in sporting history. Only 250 numbered pieces of the aptly named F1 King Power Austin have been made.
One of the unique features of the watch is the fact that they are directly inspired by Formula 1, such as the carbon and titanium bezel, a titanium case with a satin finish, featuring a perforated effect that brings to mind a high tech brake disk and a 30 minute timer at the 3 o’clock. The titanium casing of Hublot F1 King Power Austin is 48 mm in diameter and features 6 H-shaped screws. It has HUB4100 self-winding chronograph movement that winds the watch by arm movement and has a 42 hour power reserve, thus making it irresistible to F1 lovers. The strap of the watch is made from Hornback alligator leather, sewn onto black rubber, which ensures that the strap is long lasting and flexible. The red stitching along the strap blends beautifully with the color of the dial.