Piper M600 Executive-Grade Turboprop Aircraft

The $2.85 Million Piper M600 Executive-Grade Turboprop Aircraft

Travelling has long become a necessity rather than a spoil, but travelling in style and luxury has certainly taken a whole new level with the new Piper Aircraft M600 turboprop. Recently approved by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, the aircraft provides a roomy cabin with superb premium-leather club seating for four, plus plenty of creature comforts for travellers. It is the ideal way the other half can fly – far away from the daily inconveniences of economy class and jumbo jets.

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The Piper M600 Turboprop Aircraft sports big windows, USB charging ports, cup holders, executive folding tables, and folding seats to make your trip as comfortable as can be. With its ample and bright interior, it exhibits the ideal combination of understated elegance and comfort. Buyers can choose between pastel vanilla or black leather for the seats, and they are given a selection of elegant wood-grain and glossy finishes for the tables and woodwork. The M600 is powered by a trademark Pratt & Whitney PT6A-42A turbine engine that allows for speeds of up to 315 mph over distances of up to approximately 1,700 miles.

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The cockpit is fitted with the latest in aviation technology in the face of Garmin’s G3000 touchscreen avionics suite. Its new and improved pilot interface design maximizes ergonomic comfort and minimizes pilot workload. The airplane’s new enhanced safety features are its strong suite and include emergency descent mode, electronic stability protection, level mode, and underspeed and overspeed protection. This provides an extra level of electronic oversight to prevent accidents.

Deliveries are already underway with the company producing a limited number of 35 aircrafts per year. The Piper M600 Turboprop sells for $2.85 million and must be pre-ordered.

Premium Napa Cabernets

Premium Napa Cabernets

The summer is nearing its end and the renowned sommelier Erik Johnson has decided to mark the end of the season with his favourite picks at this year’s most note-worthy Napa cabernets for the wine cellar of the French Laundry in Napa Valley as part of the restaurant’s extensive renovation (due to be completed this fall). Over 1,000 wines were added to a list that he subsequently dwindled to roughly 1,500 and deepened the focus on the sun-soaked Napa Valley. His most exciting discoveries include:

1. Larkmead Vineyards 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Dr. Olmo

Larkmead Vineyards 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Dr. OlmoRetailing at $175 per bottle, the Larkmead Vineyards 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Dr. Olmo is named after Dr. Harold P. Olmo and will be out for consumer use in October.  It is an intense wine, courtesy of the gravel soil and the special blend of older vines (15+ years) with a classic, fresh style, elevated aroma profile and medium body with great structure.

2. Tusk Estates 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

Tusk Estates 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

Tusk Estates 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is due in September and will be sold for $450 per bottle of “one of the prettiest, silkiest, most amazing Cabernets,”. Fresh and juice, it blends in a charismatic way that is precise and intense while retaining its delicacy.

3. Realm Cellars 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard

Realm Cellars 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard

The Realm Cellars 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard is quickly selling out despite its staggering price of $460. Its emblematic “elegant, floral” flavour blends perfectly with its minerality, complexity, excellent fruit definition, and good tannin structure.

4. Mayacamas Vineyards 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder

Mayacamas Vineyards 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder

The first release from the historic vinery since it was purchased by Charles Banks is the delectable Mayacamas Vineyards 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder, estimated at $125, which will debut in the fall of 2017. It is an old-world style wine with crisp acidity and little oak.

Fiji’s Jean-Míchel Cousteau Resort

Fiji’s Jean-Míchel Cousteau Resort

The serene and tranquil resort reminiscent of a Fijian village has recently re-opened following thorough renovations. Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort consists of 25 individual bures (Fijian thatched-roof bungalows) located just steps from the beach. It boasts a unique and environmentally friendly style, with a warm ambience with tropical elegance.

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The bures offer panoramic Oceanfront or Garden views and all exhibit contemporary décor, including luxurious King beds with custom made mattresses, single day beds, overhead fans, standing fan, writing desks, bath robes and mini-bars stocked with complimentary non- alcoholic bottled beverages, tropical juices, ‘French press’ coffee maker, specialty coffee and teas, robes, safe, hairdryer, organic “Pure Fiji” toiletries, fresh flowers and complimentary Wi -fi reception.

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The multi award winning eco-friendly, boutique resort is situated alongside Savusavu Bay. Guests enjoy authentic luxury; a journey into unspoiled Fijian culture and the opportunity to engage with the surrounding pristine environment, including famous reefs and exotic marine life. Prices start at $3,300 per night per guest and include SPA packages and an oceanfront Infinity pool and dining area.

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Guests are treated to an authentic Fijian with experience for travellers of all ages that combines culture, wellbeing, nature and local environment, relaxation and exceptional cuisine. The resort has a resident marine biologist and an exceptional variety of complimentary activities that will make any stay as exciting and fun as possible. A top destination for romance, honeymoons and weddings, as well as family holidays, where guests can enjoy scuba diving surfing, mountain biking and many other activities.

Sunseeker yacht

Sunseeker Introduces Their Newest Yacht

After the launch of its 100th yacht almost an year ago, Sunseeker  is making headlines with yet another sculpted piece to tour the ocean with several new additions to its line of semi-custom vessels. Two are longer than 100 feet: the 131 (with a starting price of about $20.7 million) and the 116 (starting at $13.1 million). Their third new model is the 95 (priced at $7.9 million), and has the same impressive triple-digit length.

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All yachts boast the same sleek aerodynamics and elegant modern interior. Large open-plan interior spaces are complemented by long banks of windows in a triangular shape, trapezoid or parallelogram shape for an edgy futuristic look. Guests can enjoy 360-degree panoramic views of the surrounding ocean as they relax in the saloons and cabins. The three new models demonstrate a more than adequate performance and speed with the 95 being able to reach 28 knots, the 116 – as fast as 26 knots, and the 131 topping out at 25 knots.

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The saloon and dining area are the main accents of the vessels and are larger and more spacious than those of previous models. The 116 benefits from bright interior filled with light and a master suite with dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows. The nook characteristic to the 115 model has been replaced with a full-size social area with lounges, sunbeds, and a hot tub, where guests can kick back and socialize.

With its re-imagined deck, stylish modern interior and superstructure – the 116 takes sophistication to the next level in n creating the ultimate luxury yacht for entertaining in style.

Jackson Hole Estate

The $18 Million Jackson Hole Estate

Designed to blend seamlessly with the surrounding Teton mountains, Aspensong is a 7,300-square-foot contemporary estate located in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The $18 million estate is a beautiful blend of modern aesthetics and bucolic wonder. It stretches on 35 sprawling acres and is surrounded by stacked-stone walls.

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The estate itself boasts polished rooflines and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass walls that open onto impressive panoramic views (which include a northward view of the Grand Teton), as well as a floating white oak–clad ceiling that is mimicked by exterior overhangs. The central living space cleverly acts as a bridge between the two wings of the property. The north wing consists of a guest suite, a master suite, and a conservatory, while the west wing houses two guest suites and a media room.

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Buyers who are interested in having an estate fitted with the latest technology for comfortable, modern living as well as pursuing an outdoors lifestyle will find Aspensong well-suited to their needs. The residence has access to scenic hiking and cross-country ski trails, streams for fishing, and plenty of wildlife sightings. It is currently listed for $18 million and the firm that handles the sale is Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates with worldwide marketing by Christie’s International Real Estate.

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Form and function come together in the contemporary residence, where open space is cleverly incorporated into the main structure. Wood, stone and glass are the main materials that accentuate the natural appeal of the property and give it an elegant and minimalistic vibe. Furnished to exceptional standards of comfort and luxury, Aspensong is the place, where modern utility and outdoor space meet to create an ambiance of smart, sophisticated living.

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The Ulysse Nardin Classico Schooner America watch

The Ulysse Nardin Classico Schooner America timepiece as launched to commemorate the 19th-century yacht famous for sailing’s most prestigious regatta, the America’s Cup. It is a nod to the Swiss watchmaker’s maritime legacy—one the brand is known for through its collaboration with Sweden’s Artemis Racing team in its bid to win the competition’s 35th running in 2017.

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The new model is set within a case of 18-karat white or rose gold with the dial depicting the gaff schooner America sailing to glory for the New York Yacht Club in 1851. After the inaugural competition, both the trophy and the race itself were subsequently renamed after the victorious vessel. In the background talented craftsmen have painted England’s Isle of Wight—the circumnavigation of which composed the original course. The entire nautical composition is presented in enamel cloisonné (produced in-house by the manufacturer’s own artisans at Donzé Cadrans) and is the result of 26 meticulous specific processes along with 50 hours of craftsmanship.

Only 30 examples of the automatic watch will be made and each will have a 42-hour power reserve. Price for the limited edition timepieces is $39,800 each.  Sailing enthusiasts are sure to be mesmerized by the intricate detailing and exquisite workmanship of the Ulysse Nardin Classico Schooner America as it makes a statement of both a casual, free-loving lifestyle and luxurious class that few can afford.

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In the world of marine chronometers, the partnership between the Swiss watchmaker and the Artemis Racing Team has produced piece of bespoke quality and value – a worth-while addition to the modern plethora of modern watches with a nod to a historic event.

World’s Most Expensive Home

World’s Most Expensive Home Hits Market for €1 Billion

A historic French chateau once owned by King Leopold II has been put on the market by a Grand Marnier heiress for an eye-watering €1BILLION. The opulent address in the billionaire’s playground of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat in the south of France is a 10-bedroom property with an Olympic size swimming pool in a glamorous coastal enclave close to Nice.

Villa Les Cedres boasts one of the most beautiful gardens in Europe with 35 acres of manicured lawns, 15000 plants, and 20 greenhouses with rare tropical vegetation. Another spectacular feature is the outdoor swimming pool, which is carved directly in the rocks below. The palatial home also has a ballroom and stables for up to 30 horses.

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The opulent estate has been in the Grand Marnier liquor dynasty since 1924 and has immeasurable historic value. Its location gives it exclusivity as Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat has a population of just over 2000 and is the home of many celebrities and royalty who seek privacy and unspoilt natural scenery.

 Villa Les Cedres comes with its original fittings that include wooden beams, fireplaces and hardwood floors. The kitchen has been renovated and fitted with the latest appliances and the living room boasts panoramic French windows overlooking the patio and luxurious, plush drapes.  All rooms are furnished in the same flamboyant style of regal splendour – typical of such estates from the 1900s. Private balconies from the second floor overlook the manicured lawns and the beautiful French Riviera.

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The impressive property has already attracted interest from prospective buyers in Monaco despite the harsh economic climate in France and will go down in real estate history as the most expensive sale to date.

Aston Martin

Aston Martin’s new Red-Hot Vanquish Zagato Volante Convertible

There is a reason famous British agent 007 has a thing for Aston Martins. These cars are a statement of class and the epitome of refined elegance. And the new Red-Hot Vanquish Zagato Volante Convertible is a testament to how far the brand would go in terms of design and performance.

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The model is tailored for the North American market and made of carbon-fibre on the collaborative tradition between Aston Martin and Milan’s master design team Zagato. This is a partnership that started with the 1960 DB4 GT Zagato race car and has proven to be quite successful over the years. The convertible benefits from open-air exhilaration that is provided by a 600 hp V-12 engine that permits hair-raising acceleration from zero to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds.

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Aston Martin has maintained the same general body aesthetic as the Vanquish Zagato, although the Volante features a hidden folding hood; carbon-fibre sills along the circumference; round taillights with “bladed” LED illumination; and dominant side strakes (similar to those on the Aston Martin CC100 concept). The pronounced forward stance and the sculpted rear haunches enhance the open-top tourer athletic aesthetic of the model.

Interior accents include a cabin covered with anodized bronze and herringbone carbon-fibre elements. The Bridge of Weir leather seats are stitched with a quilted Z pattern (also found on the inside doors) and headrests are branded with the same letter in honour of the coachbuilder.

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Buyers interested in owning the new vehicle will have to hurry if they want to get their hands on one as only 99 examples will be built. There is no official word on pricing yet, but reports indicate that the Vanquish Zagato Volante will be priced between $500,000 and $850,000. Deliveries are planned to commence as early as 2017.

Nissan GT

The new 2017 Nissan GT-R

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. has debuted the newly revamped 2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO, which is already on sale in dealerships throughout Japan. The new model boasts exclusive styling that incorporates the racing philosophy of form following function into multiple motorsports-inspired technologies to enhance the car’s performance. These include optimized aerodynamics and custom tuned suspension and powertrain to create a balanced machine that performs well on both the road and track.

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The new GT-R NISMO carries a refreshed version of the original 2017 GT-R interior, with the cabin having a more upscale feel than its predecessor. The shape of the dashboard adopts a “horizontal flow” for increased stability for the car’s front-seat passengers.  The distinct driver-oriented environment offers a new standard of comfort for those behind the steering wheel. There is an enlarged 8-inch touch-panel monitor with large icons on the display screen that is simple to use, and a new Display Command control located on the carbon-fiber center console for easy operation.

The redesigned dashboard, steering wheel and center armrest are all covered with fine Alcantara® leather for increased comfort. Another unique feature to the GT-R NISMO is the leather-appointed Recaro® carbon fiber bucket seats with red Alcantara® inserts.

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Performance has also been upgraded, thanks in part to the model’s significantly reinforced body. The GT-R’s special Bilstein® DampTronic driver-adjustable system uses multiple vehicle information systems for damping forces and high levels of controllability that suit a variety of driving situations. The GT-R ‘s starting price begins at $111,585 and that includes a $1,595 destination charge.

The 2017 GT-R raises the bar for ultimate performance as it steps up to a new level of premium with hand-crafted materials.

Airbus H160 VIP Helicopter

The $22 million Airbus H160 VIP Helicopter

Aviation leader Airbus has unveiled the new millionaire must-have luxury helicopter for the. The $22 million H160 VIP is a super-luxurious version of the world’s most technologically advanced chopper, and it’s a veritable Lamborghini for the skies.

The model is based on the H160, which is the world’s first all-composite civil helicopter. A lightweight whirlybird – it has a cruising speed of the blistering 185 mph with a range of 500 miles and a whisper-quiet ride for maximum comfort. Airbus Helicopters (formerly known under the brand Europcopter) spent over $1 billion developing the sleek ride.

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The 12-passenger aircraft features plenty of space for a comfortable ride. Two new fuel-efficient Turbomeca Arrano turboshaft engines have been fitted to create upwards of 1,300 shaft horsepower. Airbus’ high tech new Blue Edge blades feature a hockey stick-shaped leading edge at the outer tip, which is specifically designed to reduce the noise generated by blade-vortex interaction.

The interior is clean, austere and light, upholstered in fine leather with wood and metal accents. It can be further customized to the buyer’s specifications. Airbus launched a design contest last fall with five top-flight design firms competing to be commissioned for the creation of the H160 VIP cabin interior. The company is pleased with the end result, calling it an “unrivalled combination of innovation, design and performance.”

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Orders are not expected to begin delivery until 2018 while Airbus puts the finishing touches on the prototype. For now, the machine has a maximum altitude of 20,000 feet and performes turns at a jet-like 2.2G.