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Villa Leopolda, the most expensive villa in the world, is on the French Riviera

14 September

The most expensive villa in the world is on the French Riviera. More precisely, in Villefranche sur Mer, near Nice! The Villa Léopolda has been sold to the Russian billionaire, Mikhail Prokhorov, for the sum of cca 650 million euros, in 2008. It is considered to be the most expensive villa in the world, after Buckingham Palace on the first place and a house built in India in 2010, on the second place. The Villa Léopolda has known wealth, jet set parties and celebrities The name of The Villa Léopolda takes after the King Leopold II who was an avid buyer of estates on the French Riviera. Making an incredible fortune from brutal exploitation of Congo, he invested a lot in the region. He owned almost all the land in St Jean Cap Ferrat bought for only 1 franc, back in 1902. In 1919 the villa was bought by Thérèse Vitali, Countess de Beauchamp who brought a lot of modifications under the work of the architect Ogden Codman Jr. After this, the villa knew many owners. In the 1959, she sold the villa to Gianni Agnelli, the president of Fiat who turned it into a more festive place for high society parties in the 60s. Fred Astaire was a guest there, royalties, Christina Onassis and so on.

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Luxury and e-commerce: antinomic?

Luxury and e-commerce: antinomic?

16 December 2015

Luxury and online sales, both environments are a priori contradictory? Maintaining an elitism and selectivity picture is an essential parameter in the consumption of luxury goods. However, luxury homes are no exception face to the inevitable necessity to follow the evolution of ...

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Luxury Swiss watch Hublot supports Arts at Art Basel Miami

Luxury Swiss watch Hublot supports Arts at Art Basel Miami

8 December 2015

Last week, luxury Swiss watch brand Hublot continued its support of the Arts by hosting a series of unique events for watch and art aficionados alike during Miami's Art Basel.  Hublot is a brand at the forefront of art and design, ...

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Mark Vanderloo is the new face of Ettore Bugatti Lifestyle Collection

Mark Vanderloo is the new face of Ettore Bugatti Lifestyle Collection

20 November 2015

The Ettore Bugatti Lifestyle Collection has a new face. Since the start of the current autumn/winter collection 2015/16 the Dutch super model Mark Vanderloo has been presenting the exclusive and extremely elegant lifestyle collection of the French manufacturer of luxury super sports cars.  During ...

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Luxury Hotel To Open in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele

Luxury Hotel To Open in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele

29 October 2015

Milan is one of the fashion capitals and the place for luxury to be at home. For Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, the place needed an upgrade. And, it was made by the Italian company Disma Sas by renting the 10,570-square-foot space located on ...

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The electronic prodigy Martin Garrix visits TAG Heuer

The electronic prodigy Martin Garrix visits TAG Heuer

6 October 2015

Today, Martin Garrix, TAG Heuer Friend of the Brand, was in Switzerland to visit for the first time the TAG Heuer Watch Manufacture. Young, talented, unique, disruptive, in a single word: a phenomenon. The superstar talent from the Netherlands, loved for his ...

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Bar Refaeli, Lapo Elkann and Pelé at the inauguration of the second Hublot production building

Bar Refaeli, Lapo Elkann and Pelé at the inauguration of the second Hublot production building

30 September 2015

To keep pace with increasing demand and maintain the vertical growth of its production, Hublot inaugurated today its second building: exactly 6 years after opening its plant in 2009. This will double the surface of the production center in Nyon. The appointment ...

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A new brand on the luxury yacht market

A new brand on the luxury yacht market

22 September 2015

It has been eagerly awaited and scrutinized for months: the new brand H Luxury Yachting will unveil its first jewel at the Monaco Yacht Show (September 23-26): Harun. A distinguished design, state-of-the art equipment and outstanding technical performance: H has left nothing to ...

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Contemporary luxury Yacht design materials

Contemporary luxury Yacht design materials

17 September 2015

With twenty-three meters long, its luxurious interior, its slender lines, MY Selena, the new yacht designed by Van der Valk - Continental Yachts, does not go unnoticed this summer for its first outing in the Adriatic Sea. Combining exceptional species of ...

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