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New York’s Spice Market Heads to London

From New York’s meatpacking district to W London – Leicester Square, the iconic Spice Market has a new address. The restaurant that serves South-East Asian-inspired delicacies has a Valentine’s Day date with London. The brainchild of Jean-George Vongerichten opens on 14 February. “London is such a diverse and vibrant city that I think it will

February Opening Night for the Mondrian Soho

The Mondrian Soho finally opens doors on 22 February. Not just that, the plush hotel will be offering lower “preview rates” of $229 a night for early bird patrons. Remember, this holds only till 1 March. Thereafter, the charges will rise to $259 per night. How does one avail of the “preview rates”? Here’s the

More functional Sculptures from Splinter Works

Functional sculptures by Splinter Works stun onlookers by their sheer geometrical simplicity and usability. Look at ‘Shoot’, a water slide that resembles a great arc of water. The sculpture gives the impression of being a fluid entity. Built out of carbon fibre and silver leaf, ‘Shoot’ adds character to any poolside. There is a touch

Hopper’s Mao Zedong Portrait Fetches $302,500

Actor Dennis Hopper’s bullet-riddled painting of Mao by Andy Warhol sold for an astounding $302,500 during an auction at Christie’s on 12 January. The final figure overshot the initial estimate by over ten times. The painting was estimated to sell between $20,000 and $30,000, high enough figures. However, the proceedings at the two-day auction revealed

High-End Wall Clock from McIntosh

When it comes to sound gear it rarely gets more high-end than McIntosh. For those that can afford it, McIntosh is the real deal. For those that cannot, it is the stuff of aspirations. True audiophiles are sure to desire McIntosh Laboratory’s high-end audio equipment. However, one of the latest products to emerge out of

Gretsch Ready Replicas of George Harrison’s famous Duo Jet

Beatles fans have reason to celebrate this year. Veteran guitar makers Gretsch are working on a replica of George Harrison’s famous Duo Jet guitar. Fans will recall Harrison flaunting the guitar on the cover of his 1987 album, Cloud Nine. This limited-edition replica of Harrison’s “first really decent guitar” is set to hit stores in

Older Wine Tastes Divine

Château Smith Haute Lafite and Château de Cayx have decided to transport their latest vintages to North America using a classic sailing ship for 2010. The most intriguing part of the whole process is the boat that has been used to ship the wines. The mystical and exquisite boat was built in 1904 in Plymouth,

Million Dollar Island Up for sale in Emirates

One of the most centrally located & beautiful island is up for sale at Dh711 million. The 2.37 million square feet island is up for sale in Ras Al Khaimah’s Al Hamra Village which could have earlier fetched Dh1 billion as per revelations by Emirates Business. The island is located at the center of the

Fashion Photographer Mario Testino opens “Kate Who” Exhibition

Super Model Kate Moss who has appeared on over 300 magazine covers has been the muse of many ace photographers. Known for her waifish figure, the Peruvian fashion photographer, Mario Testino has opened his much anticipated “Kate Who” exhibition. The exhibition was opened sans style & class with the Diva, Kate Moss wearing an asymmetric

Largest Indoor Golf Venue, Now in UK!!

If you are looking for class, luxury & a bit of sporting twist in the tale, your search ends at the “Urban Golf”- UK’s largest indoor golf venue! Urban Golf brings with a contemporary British charm & yet the excitement of the urban charm. In the moribund city life of London, it is indispensable to