Travel + Leisure has named Singita Grumeti in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park the 'best hotel in the world' for the past two years. Singita Grumeti is actually a 340,000-acre concession in the Grumeti Reserve on the western corridor of the Serengeti that's controlled by billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones. Jones partnered with Singita, a luxury safari brand with resorts around Africa, in 2006 to build an oasis in the wild. It's the sort of place you go once in your life. Check it out here Source: Business Insider ... Continue Reading »
London's One Hyde Park is the most expensive apartment building in the city and home to some of the world's wealthiest people. Now, if you have $104.6 million to spare, you can live there too. According to British real estate website Zoopla, a 5-bedroom flat in the building has just gone on sale for that sum, making it the new most expensive flat for sale in London. At that price, it's less than half the price paid for the most expensive apartment ever sold in the building (and likely the world). That title is still held by Ukrainian billionaire Rinat Akhmetov, who paid $221 million for his flat last year. But still, it's nothing to sniff at. Source: Business Insider ... Continue Reading »
"The Scream" created some big buzz when it sold on Tuesday night at Sotheby's to an anonymous buyer. And while the $119.9 million price tag set an auction house record for Sotheby's and for artist Edvard Munch, the 1895 pastel piece is still not the most expensive work of art ever sold. The world's most expensive pieces of art have, for the most part, been sold outside the auction house walls. Check them out here Source: Business Insider ... Continue Reading »
This 150-carat ring, apparently cut from a single diamond, has got to be one of the more absurd things we've seen lately. Check out this chunk of carbon that is being called the "world's first all-diamond ring," and is valued at around $68 million (approx Rs 34 crore) ... Continue Reading »
At 17 years, Gramercy Tavern could be considered a dinosaur on the ever-changing New York restaurant scene. Executive chef Michael Anthony tells us how the restaurant stays fresh and exciting to guests by constantly changing its menu and following food trends that excite young diners ... Continue Reading »
Roughing it out on the hill side in a tent and eating a meal cooked on a portable stove is not your style? Try glamping or glamour camping where you can spend time in plush tents and have the traditional campground experience too. Here are the top places to go glamping ... Continue Reading »
Talk about a star-studded real estate transaction. Months after putting his Malibu beach home on the market, Brad Pitt has sold the place to none other than Ellen DeGeneres.nEllen picked up the pad for $12 million, according to People. That's somewhat less than the $13.75 million Brad initially sought for the place.nThe 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom pad that we told you about sometime back, faces Point Mugu State Park on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other, and features spectacular ocean views all around.nThe gated home also has beach access to a private cove, three fireplaces and a tennis court.nEllen and wife Portia deRossi recently listed their Beverly Hills compound for $49... ... Continue Reading »
Thinking of dipping your toes into the world of art collecting? Art can be a great investment if it's purchased in a smart way: returns vary, but according to the AMR Art 100 Index, art prices have increased at a compound annual growth rate of 8.0 per cent over the past 25 years. However, most new collectors don't realize there are ways to enter the market besides bidding at Christie's or walking into a gallery and plunking down a credit card. We spoke with Erica Waldbaum and Jeremy Rhodes of New York-based art investment advisory firm Artvest to find out some alternative ways to start investing in art and turn an existing art collection into a valuable asset ... Continue Reading »
Talk show tycoon Oprah Winfrey is renting out one of her Chicago properties, a stunning co-op in the city's upscale Streeterville neighborhood, according to the Chicago Tribune (via the Real Estalker).nWinfrey reportedly bought the property in 2006 for $5.6 million, but never moved in.nThe gorgeous mansion has three bedrooms a solarium and a two-car garage. And you can rent if for $15,000 (approx Rs 7.6 lakh) per month.nnImage courtesy: ReutersnnSource: Business Insider ... Continue Reading »
She was wearing a Ralph and Russo gown, paired with a clutch from the same brand.
She was attending a watch event.