For those of you looking to take a vacatation to Asia, then Concierge Prive should be your first place to call. CP has become the go-to service for any top executive, celebrity and athlete looking to be taken care of while visiting this wonderful area. Concierge Prive can help you secure any entertainemnt that you and your guest desire including VIP tables at the hottest clubs, reservations at 5-star restaurants or a scuba diving excursion.. They are also your one stop shop for securing private planes to one of the many neighboring islands. For those looking for a great adventure CP will even offer you any excursion on earth, ocean or even space. But, the service that makes them stand out from the rest is that they challange you to make a request that they can't fulfill.
If you prefer private vacations alone with your family in a beachside villa, but miss the amenities and luxuries of a four-star hotel then we have found the answer for you. The Four Seasons Hualalai is a gorgeous three bedroom, three bath spread literally sitting on the water. The villa's interior was designed by a reknowned interior designer with furniture brought in from Europe and Asia. While staying at the villa you will still be able to enjoy the wonderful pools, golf course, spa and other amenaties the main resort offers. Your villa comes fully equiped with a 42'' plasma, cable, DVD player, high speed internet and your personal golf cart. But, the number one selling point to me is the private outdoor shower that offers 180 degree views and the skyline of the island of Maui. What more can one ask for?
Tito's Tacos is packed every night, but anyone who's eaten there will tell you it's worth the wait. For an LA eatery, this place is shockingly cheap (3 dollars will fill you up.) But don't think because its cheap and fast that this is no better than Taco Bell. All the tacos, tamales, tostadas, and burritos are made fresh and from scratch and regulars recommend you know what you want before you step up to order because this place moves fast. With a surprisingly spacious and comfortable dining room, find a place amongst the celebs, executivies, and neighborhood mall rats and enjoy!
More like a piece of art than a cigar holder, the $15,000 Laura Chavin Humid'or is sure to keep your cigars
preserved and looking good at the same time. This precision instrument monitors and regulates moisture in the top
and bottom chambers, adjusting conditions as needed. Inside the cabinet is a combination of wood, steel, and
translucent arcylic as well as a microchip that records the humidity and temperature every half-hour. The
designer opted to use battery as he felt an extension cord would be unsightly. Also check out the company's
leather portable cases that start at $625. The larger size humidor holds up to 300 cigars.
Ok, ok, so maybe everyone shouldn't be a fashion designer and if you've come to this conclusion then you might as well leave it to people who know what they're doing. Take Band of Outsiders, a hot, young company, that has revitalized men's dress clothes by going backwards in time. With vintage, skinny ties, varsity v-neck sweaters, and washed Oxford cloth shirts, BOT is sure to spruce up your wardrobe. Slim-fitting dress shirts and handmade silk ties are constructed from vintage fabrics from the 1930s. Described as an "old school preppy," check them out at Barneys and other fine retailers across the country.
Everyone's a fashion designer these days, so you might as well join in. Head over to Ralph Lauren Polo where you can customize a range of polos and ties .Perfect for the summer, you can mix and match half-a-dozen different colors of shirts and "little polo guys." The classic fit and slim classic fit start at $70 and ties are almost $95. And while you're there, check out the new limited edition US open tennis polos to make sure you look good on and off the court.
Volkswagen-owned luxury car maker Bentley has reached a whole new level with launch of the Bentley Continental Flying. The super luxury car is the fastest four-door sedan in the world with a top speed of 312 kmph and a six litre 552 bhp engine. But, the true heart of the Flying Spur is its stunning 6.0 liter, twin-turbocharged 12-cylinder engine which goes 0 to 60 in 4.9 seconds. Currently, the car is available worldwide and costs $165,000.
In the New York Times Home & Garden section they featured a section on kitchen counter top surfaces that are not as heavy as stone but have more character than Formica. The perfect solution: Richlite. Made of wood-fiber and paper, Richlite offers a durable and tough surface that stays warm to the touch. Richlite is more forgiving and offers a softer touch to china wear and glasses. The surface is also stain, scratch, and heat resistant as well as sanitary. Richlite comes in seven different colors including merlot, nutmeg, and slate black with prices starting at $85 a square foot installed.
Would you like to buy or rent your own island? With Vladi Private Islands, you can rent or buy your very own island in any location. Whether you want a reasonably priced split off the coast of Canada or a million dollar tropical paradise in the Bahamas, Vladi can make it happen. he company offers a wide variety of islands at many price options and housing options witha available financing. The Caribbean islands are going fast and for a lot, but well worth it. But, if you wanted a fisherman's dream off the coast of Japan, it can be yours for only $220,000. Or for something a little bigger, the 806-acre Matana South Seas Plantation for $27 million. While it seems unrealistic, check out the price list for listing all over the globe.
Michael's Frozen Custard in Wisconsin has been delivering perfect summer heat treats for the past twenty years. Made from a secret recipe, Michael's custard is richer, creamier, and more flavorful than typical ice cream caused primarily by using a lot less air. Another difference, custard is served at 20 degrees unlike packed ice cream which is 10 degrees below zero. Whatever the differnce, we at Luxist would eat Michael's Fresh Custard for every meal, ecspecially since each day is a different flavor. Such varieties include Choc Pecan Truffle, Caramel Cashew, French Silk, Blueberries 'n Cream, Truffleberry, Bavarian Thin Mint, and many others. MFC is available through delivery or at Whole Foods and other grovery stores.