We spent this past weekend racing along the Miami Beach coast on a fishing boat. Don't get the wrong idea this definitely wasn't grandpa's rinky dinky fishing thing, that is, unless grandpa dropped upwards of $400k. We played on a brand new Midnight Express, custom built 37 Foot Open Fish. If you don't fish then just disregard that word because this boat is all about the lounge. Midnight Express is a small family owned company that came to market in 1999 with fierce mariner passion and a cutting edge 39 Foot Center Console. Midnight Express has been revolutionizing the marine industry ever since. Their 39 Foot won Powerboat of the year by 2005, which put them in good company with reputable brands like Formula, Ebbtide, Cigarette and Douglas Marine/Skater. Midnight Express boats are characteristically long and open, with center deck, positioned steering as the name suggests. We aren't talking about anything run-of-the-mill, on the contrary, every boat is individually designed and then handcrafted to meet the client's expectations. While all along being overseen by an immediate founding family member.
Say it again with us, yachts are haute and cruise ships are not. Cruise ships are so passe and will never compare to high-end luxe Yacht Clubs like the SeaDream I. SeaDream I is mariner bliss, filled with the creme de la creme in amenities and 5-star service.Â SeaDream yachting is unlike big ship cruising because you will be waited on hand and foot by SeaDreamâ€™s 95 member crew and staff.Â The epitome of luxury, privacy and personalization is SeaDream I's purpose, all the comforts of a 5 star hotel on a deep sea voyage. With a max of 55 couples per voyage, the staff to guest ratio is 1:1.Â In 2006, Conde Nast Traveler rated SeaDream I as the, "World's Best Small Passenger Shipping Line." Small yachts are also able to explore the private harbors and ports of Europe, the Mediterranean and the Carribean, where large cruise ships are prohibited.
All suites come with sea views, marble floored bathrooms, Bvlgari toiletries, down pillows and silken Belgian bedding. There are multiple jet massage shower heads, lighted magnifying mirrors, and each stateroom's is equipped with an entertainment center including flat screen televisions, CD & DVD systems, and internet ready outlets in the living room area. There is also a personal bar in the room that will be stocked with your choice of vodka, bubbly and wine. Shack up in the stateroom and enjoy 24-hour room service or get a couples massage on the upper deck Balinese sun beds. To add to the romantic mood, intimate dining alcoves are available just for two and SeaDreamâ€™s Sommeliers serve hand selected wines at lunch and dinner. Nothing will ruin your amorous yachting experience, there will be no screaming babies or whining toddlers, as children are strictly prohibited on board. The SeaDream I culminates with a fabulous Champagne & Caviar Splash send off, this is how open sea exploration was meant to be. Â
In a world of anorexic models, pocket dogs, Air macs and mini skirts, Maybach has taught us that bigger can be better. The Maybach 62 S sedan has 4-doors and a lot more to love, it features high calibre performance, spacious comfort and inimitable exclusivity.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Cutting edge design speaks volumes for this high-end luxury automobile, whose crowning glory is the most powerful engine ever seen in a Maybach.Â Displacement of a 6.0 liter, V12 engine, a custom exhaust system with twin turbochargers and an output of 604 horsepower. Torque peaks at a commanding 738 lb-ft @ 2000-4000 rpm and 0 to 60 in 5 seconds, are results of a meticulously artful program by the Mercedes-AMG production plant. Top off your Maybach 62 S luxury car, $432,280 priced ride with a full-time chauffer and flaunt unparalled sophisication.Â Â Sit back and enjoy the ride in this exotic luxury automobile.
The second fastest production car in the world is the Bugatti Veyron 16.4. The Veyron name pays tribute to the first French, Bugatti firm's racing driver Pierre Veyron, who won the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1939. Bugatti's are flawlessly handcrafted in an old Volkswagen factory inÂ ChÃ¢teau St Jean,Â France and have been in production since September 2005.
If you don't own a plane but still want to travel in true international Jet set style, then you need to know about the Emirates Airline and their new Airbus A-380. Emirates is based out of Dubai and is the seventh-largest passenger airline in the world, but Emirates luxury experience is an unrivaled first.
If you think you know what flying first class feels like, you have no idea until you experience an Emirates flight because they are bringing luxury to an all new high. The Airbus A-380 is both a lavish and futuristic airplane built for the wealthiest people of the world. When flying First Class with Emirates you will be an elite member of the best kind of mile high club.
Your First Class private suite awaits you with electronically operated sliding doors, a mini-bar, adjustable ambient lighting, and a vanity table with mirror and wardrobe. Each seat has an adjustable massage system which can be converted into a full flat bed and if you are traveling with a lover, just lower the center privacy divider and enjoy each other's company. We don't recommend sleeping through the entire flight because you will be missing out on heaven. Play on the Emirates high-speed, in-flight wireless Internet while browsing through 1,200 On Demand channels, on your private 23" flat screen. In flight passengers are able to use mobile phones to call or text people on the ground and now there is a docking station for your iPod. The docking capability allows you to play your own iPod music, television shows and movies through the In-Flight Entertainment system, while simultaneously charging your battery.
The award-winning multilingual crew will serve you a la carte with selections made by world renown chefs. After your meal, take a walk over to the exclusive bar and lounge area where you'll rub elbows with high society and sip world-class wines, selected by Emirates sommeliers. If your thirst for luxury still hasn't been quenched, then indulge in the Airbus A-380's Shower Spas. For the first time in history you can take a refreshing shower 43,000 feet above ground. Choose from the Spa Revive kit or Spa Relax kit, both made from the finest natural ingredients by Emirates. By the time the Emirates Airbus lands you will feel as if you had just walked out of a 5 star hotel.
The A-380 Airbus development program has grown to be more then an $11 billion operation, so in the scheme of things what's $15,000 for a roundtrip flight? We say it's a bargain. Inaugural flights between New York's JFK and Dubai began on August 1st, 2008, international destinations are being added..
Cars that look unreal on the outside aren't always high-tech on the inside. What we mean, is that if you're not a true car enthusiast then speed, engine size and torque probably don't get you off. Luxury doesn't necessarily have to be complicated; there are cars out there that have been made to do all the work. Some of the cars we found automatically adjust to various driving elements and off-road conditions, while you can watch four different TV's, make a CD and get a seat massage. Why not have it all? Â Feel good on the inside while still looking good on the outside with any of the cars below. Meet High-Tech and luxurious all in one.
- Audi TT Roadster 3.2 QuattroÂ $44,500
- BMW 335i SedanÂ $39,675
- Cadillac CTSÂ $32,500
- Ferrari 430 Scuderia
- Lexus LS600h LÂ $104,765
- Land Rover LR3Â $49,300
- Mercedes-Benz C350 SportÂ $37,275
- Porsche 911 GT2
Today luxury is synonymous with exclusivity. When you have an abundence of wealth you can have anything you want, and being the only one with a priceless piece of art, your own clothing line or a custom designed Estate is absolutely posh. It's all about outdoing the best with something better and then adding your personal mark, making it all about you.
You're in luck because now you can take individuality to a new level by completely customizing your own Ferrari with the Ferrari Atelier program and we think that is ultra sexy. The Atelier program allows you to revamp a new Ferrari 612 Scaglietti, just the way you have always dreamed. First you take a trip to Maranello, Italy where Ferrari has been handcrafting exotic cars since 1947. Next you sit down with a specialist who asks you about your specific wants and needs. You look at a few leather swatches, choose your matching handmade luggage, and customization continues until your hearts content. After everything is said and done, you drive away in your one-of-a-kind Ferrari roadster. It will be all yours and just so everyone knows it, put your name on the back model plate and voila!
The Flamingo is one of the biggest apartment complexes on South Beach. Adults with Peter Pan complexes, Tony Montana wantabees and even models flock to the Bay Road residencies but it's not enough to pull the building out of bankrupcy. In a last-age effort to grab some public attention the Flamingo moved Brooke Hogan in, yes we said Brook Hogan. If you don't know who she is, we don't blame you. The ditzy daughter of Hulk Hogan had a nonexistent singing career for a minute but is best known for her dad's reality show on VH1, "Hogan Knows Best." The show ended and the family went to hell but somehow Brooke landed her own solo gig and reality television hit an all new low. We watched the show for a couple minutes and believe we are now dumber for it.
The first episode started with Brooke living in an apartment up Collins Avenue called the Mosaic. The penthouse apartment was donated to her for publicity purposes but we guess she just wasn't cutting it and and they booted her. The Flamingo took sloppy seconds and moved Brooke Hogan to the 20th floor of its center tower. We figure if Scarlett Johansson, Justin Timberlake and Shaquille O'Neal couldn't bring buyers and renters in then the Flamingo is a lost cause. Brooke Hogan's beastliness romping through the Flamingo halls will only make apartments forclose faster, if thats even possible. The only thing the building had going for it was the newly renovated south tower, the lobby was turned into a classy haven but the exterior beautification wasn't enough to sell apartments. The circa 1970's stuccoed apartments are hideous, the garage shared by all three buildings is a death trap and central air is just not cool anymore. A tacky orange montra is painted all over the complex, " South Beach revolves around the Us." News flash Flamingo, if you weren't the biggest building on the beach no one would even know you existed. Maybe you should get Brooke Hogan some white paint and a brush and put her in front of the orange walls because re-painting the Flamingo might just be all she's good for.
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