Ten Ways To Spot A Fake Rolex

Fake Rolex WatchWhere there is luxury, there are clones.  Attempts to mimic authentic luxury brands can be obvious, and at times fairly stealth.  It is important to not only be familiar with your favorite brands, but to remember that anytime someone offers you a deal that seems too good to believe, you probably shouldn’t.  Here are ten helpful ways to spot a phony Rolex, in the event you are suckered into an exchange on the street:

Concierge Meets Chauffeur South Beach Style

Chauffeur Services South BeachWhen you indulge in an upscale and extravagant trip, be it business or pleasure, you secretly yearn to be spoiled.  You envision yourself soaking in the glittering lights of the city, zipping along in a luxury rental car South Beach style that would make any witness tingle with jealousy, and you expect the royal treatment-as you well should.  Your time is valuable, and we at Imagine Lifestyles have the finesse to transform every second of that time into a lavish memory and overall luxury South Beach experience.

So sit back, relax, and indulge in the fact that our South Beach chauffeur services take a more concierge angle to your experience-providing exactly what you were searching for, and motivating you with what you did not know you needed.

We are the ultimate luxury chauffer service in South Beach, with services available with each and every one of our luxury rental cars and exotic SUV rentals.  Never underestimate the lasting impression and power of a sleek Rolls Royce rental or Aston Martin convertible on your next business outing-and having a driver who is dedicated to your every need only adds to the package. 

A successful luxury South Beach vacation is just a phone call away, allow our white glove chauffeur service to show you why meetings, pickups, weddings, nights on the town and more can be a pleasure void of all stress!  We have locations in Boca, Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Key West for your convenience, and are honored to be of service.

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The Diamond Standard of Vodka

Diamonds are a girl's best friend and diamond filtered vodka is just best. Diamond Standard Vodka is the fresh luxury vodka that may just sweep major markets around the globe. Diamond Beverages, LLC has perfected the world's most expensive vodka filtration process and is presently launching the ultra-premium vodka into major U.S cities. Launched in Miami last week and we got to taste, touch and feel Diamond Standard. Obviously the premium vodka will be kept in the best restaurants, nightclubs and hotels on South Beach, think Prime 112,  Mokai and the Fountainebleau.

Diamond Standard Vodka is produced in Poland, where vodka was originally discovered. Made at the legendary Polmos Siedlce Distillery, using four-times distilled, fine Polish rye and pure aquifer water. The vodka is then continuously filtered through 600 DeBeers cut diamonds for seven days. Diamond Beverages CEO Louis Amoroso told it like it is, "Our goal with Diamond Standard Vodka is to produce the finest vodka in the world. Consumers have had nowhere to go but sideways in the 'Ultra-Premium' category for some time. For those who want to try the best, we have created a vodka at an entirely new level and established a new 'Diamond Standard' - luxury."

The best tasting luxe vodka, of course, has to look the part. Ergo, Diamond Standard Vodka is bottled in "perfume grade" Saverglass; and then beautified with a 25 mm Swarovski crystal, which overhangs the bottle. Diamond Standard Vodka is crystallized, chic and yours for about $100 per.  Diamond Beverages would like to remind you that, "when enjoying Diamond Standard Vodka, please keep your standards. Drink responsibly." Or just keep it classy San Diego!

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For Father’s Day: 10 Cane

Father's day is in a few weeks and 10 Cane has done ya'll a favor. If you don't know what to get dad, go for the 10 Cane personalized gift box. The box is lacquered white, with 10 Cane's signature orange inside and features a 1 liter bottle of 10 Cane premier rum. The best part, you can engrave the gift box for a more intimate touch.  Face it, a bottle of something is the easiest gift to give and unfailingly goes to good use.  What's more, 10 Cane is the best of the best as far as rums go. The  rum is made from pressing the juices out of virgin Trinidadian Sugar cane, the only rum that presses virgin cane. Plus, 10 Cane is owned by Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy (LVMH), which is the largest luxury group in the whole wide world.  Make Father's Day gifting painless this time and just get an engraved gift set of 10 Cane, $65 per.

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The Real Jet Set Do What Marc Jacobs Says

For the real and really luxurious jetsetters of the world, take Marc Jacobs advice. The American fashion designer and icon knows what luxury travel actually means. Mr. Marc Jacobs says, “I don't think there's anything practical about traveling with a trunk. Luxury travel is traveling with a toothbrush. That's it, end of story. The people who really live luxurious lives don't need to pack. They've got stuff wherever they go."

Imagine Lifestyles is a luxury rental company and we do concur! Our company keeps luxurious jetsetters status quo and on the go. Meaning, our clients don’t even need a toothbrush because that is the least of it. We provide our clients with the jets to jet set; five-star properties with five-star amenities to live; and, exotic rental cars to race or just drive. We have exquisite yachts to rent and knowledgeable employees to get you into the best restaurants and nightclubs. You Imagine and we make the luxurious lifestyle reality.

Luxury lifestyle imposters are the ones travelling with the bulky Louis Vuitton trunks on commercial flights. When a real jetsetter reaches their destination they buy a seasonal wardrobe or we can even have someone do that for you. Marc Jacobs has it all right and the real jet set are on his brain wavelength.


Stand-out with a Selfridges Crackberry; Limited Edition Luxury Cell Phone


In celebration of the luxe London Selfridges' 100th birthday, the store has commissioned RIM to make a limited edition Blackberry Bold. These days everybody has a "Crackberry", so this special edition Blackberry Bold is your best bet at standing out from the crowd. The back of the phone will be colored in Selfridges' trademark pantone 109 yellow and comes with the ultimate VIP support. Selfridges is synonymous with luxury so it's safe to bet the VIP perks will be more than worth the money. Each limited Blackberry bold will be numbered one through ten, just ten! Get your sexy yellow Blackberry Bold immediately, $1,300 per.

Crystal Customized Moet & Chandon

Parties can be planned all the way down to customized chocolate M&M's. And now you can design your own champagne bottle for your next fete. Moet & Chandon will let you customized your own 750 ml or 1.5 liter bottle of champagne with, what else, Swarovski crystals.

It isn't the first time the duo has teamed up. This time you can add a touch of sparkle to your sparkling champagne. How cliche? Anyhow with MyMoet you can write whatever you'd like on the bottle from a congratulations, birthday name, to a charity event cause. Any which way you like it, do it with Moet & Chandon.  

Go Green Alcohol in Eight Flavors

No offense ladies but we may have found liqueur on par with your wine spritzers. It seems former vice president of marketing for Campari/SKYY spirits wanted to go in a greener direction. Dave Racicot started his own eco-friendly line of organic liqueurs. Thatcher's Organic Artisan Liqueurs come in eight flavors: cucumber, elderflower, apple spice ginger, pomegranate, tres chili, dark chocolate, chipotle and blueberry. The liqueurs are USDA Organic certified and packaged in lightweight, recyclable glass bottles, with recyclable labels. Thatcher's Organic Artisan Liqueurs will retail for less than $25 a bottle and are being sold in California now. Ladies of Orange County, California, we saw the Bravo show "The Real Housewives of Orange County," we know how much you drink and all about the charity galas you throw. Get excited about eight flavors of liqueur and going green with Thatcher's!

Drop Pounds Not Partying

 Alcohol has been known to pack on pounds but there's a way around alcohol-induced weight gain. Rather than give up happy hour, change your drink order to a cocktail with less calories. Here are some low calorie cocktails that will keep you looking sexy in your swimsuit all summer. Salut to guilt free partying this summer! 

Bellini: 123 calories
3/4 small flute champagne, 1/4 flute peach puree

Mojito: 132 calories
1.5 oz. rum (try Ten Cane rum), .5 oz. lime juice, 2 tsp. sugar, and crushed mint with ice

Sour-apple Martini: 160 calories
2.5 oz. sour mix and .75 oz. each vodka and sour apple liqueur

Tequila Sunrise: 209 calories
6.5 oz. orange juice, 1 oz. tequila (try Patron Platinum tequila) and a splash of grenadine with ice

Top Five Luxe Vodkas

If you don't know jack about luxury vodka then fake it until you make it.  Below is a list of the top five most ultra luxe vodka bottles in the world, in no particular order. School yourself and learn how to drink with the big boys.

DIVA Premium Vodka
Diva Premium Vodka is triple-distilled and made with the finest spring water by Blackwood Distillers in Scotland. First filtered through the finiest Nordic birch charcoal, then through fine sand crushed diamonds and gemstones. By the end DIVA is filtered down to 0.5 microns, which is a standard of purity that few luxury vodkas rival. Judges at the World Spirits Festival in Australia explained the taste as  “extraordinarily smooth with a long, luscious finish” and at the San Francisco Spirits Competition judges deemed DIVA, "vodka with attitude."

In addition to its clean, fresh taste, DIVA bottles come with, well, a shiny marketing hook.  Inside each bottle is a tube that contains a selection of fine jewels. A standard off-the-shelf bottle has cubic zarconia, topaz and amethyst Swarovski crystals, nothing to write home about. However, more premium bottles can be customized to include precious jewels. DIVA invites affluent clients to create their own unique jeweled bottle of vodka. No two bottles are ever alike and a 750 ml bottle of DIVA vodka ranges from $100 upwards to, oh, $1,000,000. Make a bracelet, its gimmick-y but they all are.

Snow Queen Vodka
You've probably never heard of Snow Queen Vodka but that's the point. Snow Queen isn't the best-known vodka but Imbibe Magazine called it the Best Overall Vodka in 2007. Made from organic wheat grown in the Russian Steppes, along the heart of the Silk Route in Eastern Europe, with artesian spring water from the foothills of the Himalayas. The Kazakhstan distillers use only Kazakh birch charcoal in the distillation process which produces one of the smoothest vodkas in the world. The premium bottle has been adorned with 10 gold, seven silver and eight bronze medals for excellence. Snow Queen is ultra rare and marketed only by word of mouth, a 750 ml bottle is $70.

Kauffman Vodka
In the world of vodka it is rare to speak of vintages, a term conventionally reserved for wine. Nonetheless, Russian businessman Mark Kauffman wanted to produce a vodka that would rank among the best in the world. Kauffman produced Kauffman Vodka which is said to be on par with some of the world's finest wines. Kauffman Vodka is the first vodka to be produced only in vintage years when the wheat crop is at its best. Even at best, Kauffman bottles are only produced in small batches to ensure high quality.

Made in one of Russia's top distilleries, the process is strictly controlled to the highest standards. Kauffman Vodka is filtered through birch charcoal and quartz sand, as many as 14 times. Keep in mind that most high-end commercial vodkas only go through three to five distillation processes. Having only been produced since 2000, Kauffman Vodka is already known as one of the best vodkas on the spirit market. By 2004 Kauffman luxury vodka had won two gold medals of three in the International Wine & Spirit Challenge. A bottle of Kauffman Vodka is $150.

Ultimat Vodka
Not to be outdone by the Russians, the Poles have been working majorly hard to produce the world's best luxury vodka. The Polish Ultimat Vodka experience begins with a hand-blown cobalt blue and crystal bottle, that comes with a crystal and cork stopper. It takes 24 protracted hours to produce a single bottle of Ultimat Vodka and you only pay $140, that's a bargain. Ultimat Vodka is made from a blend of potato, wheat and rye which makes it the only vodka in the world to combine all three ingredients. Like the ingredients, the distillation process is also one-of-a kind. Ultimat Vodka uses a ceramic and candle filtration processes that allegedly take out all of the impurities. The Ultimat master distiller oversees every production process and personally guarantees all elements of the vodka. What's left is a luxury vodka with a smooth, rich taste and a clean aftertaste.

Gold Flakes Supreme Vodka
Gold is a standard and the marketing hook behind Gold Flakes Supreme Vodka. The name may not sound luxe but this French vodka is high-end enough to stand up to the best luxury brands in the world. Gold Flakes Supreme is quadruple-distilled with the best all-natural ingredients, like clear underground spring water. After distillation 24-karat edible gold flakes are mixed into the bottle. The result seems to awe people at cocktail parties, like fish to shiny hooks. While the point is taken, the French Vodka comes across as nouveau riche compared to the rest. A bottle of Gold Flakes Supreme Vodka is just $60, dazzle away!

These are five of the best bottles of luxury vodka on the market right now. The vodka brands come from all over the world and exemplify the highest standards of quality and class. Culture yourself, figure out which suits you best and order it from now on. Any one of the five will reaffirm high luxe statur.