The BOMBARDIER CHALLENGER series comprise super-midsize business jets that boast impressive endurance and range. The 300 model permits for numerous cabin configurations, which makes it a functional and comfortable business plane that well suited for long business trips.
The cabin is spacious and allow for multiple passenger transport without compromising comfort and luxury. It can be modified into an ample working place with several workstations and VIP lounges. The jet is highly efficient and features the latest in on-board technology and system navigation. The design is clean and sturdy, which makes the plane reliable and versatile for its coast-to-coast range specifications.
Crafted with ingenuity, the Bombardier Challenger 300 brings together the best of two worlds – advanced technical engineering and ideal cabin comfort. The high-performing jet can carry up to nine passengers in a double-club configuration at low-direct operating costs. At the request of the client three seats can be changed with a 3-person sofa or any other configuration if desired. Fold-out tables, individual power plugs and air conditioning complete the interior and contribute to the comfort of the passengers.
The cabin’s size is 16.5 by 6.1 by 7.2 feet, excluding the cockpit. An outside compartment that is accessible in-flight permits for 750 pounds of baggage. Top speed for the aircraft is 82 Mach (470 ktas) and it burns 1,577 pounds of fuel per hour. A set of Honeywell HTF 7000 turbofan engines produce 6,826 pounds of thrust each.
With its improved aerodynamic structure the model cuts down on maintenance and operational costs. It comes equipped with an advanced troubleshooting software system that makes detecting and resolving issues easier and faster. Using the Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics system, the plane benefits from consistent data output on engine performance information and environmental control information. Included are also an Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System and a Traffic Collision Avoidance System.
EXTRAORDINARY EUROPEAN ELEGANCE ON US SOIL
An extraordinary estate that is an absolute architectural masterpiece of European heritage and design has gone on the market in Georgia (1275 Stuart Ridge Alpharetta). Asking price for the property is $2,499,900 from Sotheby’s and this includes a living area of 11,733 square feet.
The compelling private residence consists of 6 generously-proportioned bedrooms, 7 full bathrooms, 2 partial baths, sun-lit kitchen, dining area, gym, private cellar and a game room. The interior is conservative, albeit with a warm Mediterranean feel, and boasts spectacular French windows and doors, balcony, built-ins, sky lights and wooden beams.
Elegance and comfort come together in this sophisticated Georgian home, surrounded by park-like acres of manicured lawn that envelops the owner in luxury and grandeur. An outdoor pool, barbecue and lounge deck complete the exquisite details of the spacious and affluent property for the ultimate living experience.
The pristine landscape provides for much needed privacy and space while the property remains well connected to all major roads for a quick country getaway. With extraordinary living spaces, the house is the epitome of understate elegance and regal refinement. Incredibly luxurious with outstanding features – it will provide a calm, tranquil setting for the affluent buyer.
Extraordinary in every detail, the residence has a wonderful European traditional style design that accentuates its grandeur and elegance. It is beautifully-appointed throughout with a neutral palette and classic elegance. The scale and detail of the architectural masterpiece are apparent upon entry. Marble columns adorn the dining area situated on the first floor and fireplace ornaments accentuate the unrefined elegance of the living room. The chef’s kitchen features ample cabinetry and warm granite and a breakfast area.
The upper level is dedicated to the s sleeping area with 6 spacious bedrooms that provide private retreat and comfort, and are all unique in arrangement and design. There are spacious built-in closets and wonderful views of the landscape from every room.
VINTAGE BMW 501 V8 LIMOUSINE
BMW has long been the epitome of genuine driving pleasure and it is a concept well noted in their earlier classic models like the 501 V8. The vintage limousine, exquisitely restored to the minutest detail, conveys a message of elegance and quality, pertaining to a different era. The brand’s first postwar automobile, produced from 1952 boasts conservative design and surmising luxury that makes it relevant even today. Nicknamed the “Baroque Angel” – the six-seater sedan is a dynamic car with rich heritage and fascinating charm. Visionary for its time, it benefits from a six-cylinder engine of the pre-war type 326 that BMW further enhanced and developed. The solid frame and sleek design come together to form a powerful and reliable machine that is spacious and versatile.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that this is the car that positioned BMW as a leader amongst the brands whose names are synonymous for luxury and high quality on the road. With ample dimensions and a total weight of 1285kg – the 501 V8 is sturdy, yet easy to navigate. The enhanced engine model makes for considerably improved driving performance.
The model’s strength lies in its simplicity and clean design. It is simply equipped and apart from the exterior design and luxurious interior – it doesn’t boast any other considerable features. However, with a car of this calibre, this works well as it doesn’t distract from its obvious qualities and signature elements. With its interior beautifully and carefully restored, the car features all its original welding points of the body parts and is in excellent condition.The exact price is available on request, although similar models sell in the region of £20,000. Due to aging, the original paint layer has been refreshed as has the leather interior, resulting in an impeccable version of the original 501 V8 in all its glory.
PATEK PHILLIPE’S CALATRAVA WATCH
Created in 1932, the iconic timepiece is reminiscent of old-school class and timeless elegance that showcases the avant-garde philosophy of aesthetics. The designer’s artistic ingenuity is exhibited at its very finest in this inimitably elegant model that is a true testament to the relentless pursuit of perfection.
Re-inventing the classic Calatrava watch captures the attention of generation after generation with the endearing quality of its design and signature Patek Philippe style. It is the typical representation of subtle class and exquisite style, following the ubiquitous motto of ‘less is more’ in terms of design, features and functionality. With an extra thin corpus, hobnail patterns and wide polished bezels – its strength lies in the clean, minimalistic and almost severe look that makes a statement through power and elegance.
The £22,670 watch boasts a sapphire-crystal case back and a self-winding calibre 324 S C that can be engraved. The old-world allure of the model comes from its non-controversial design that epitomizes the quality of highly refined timepieces. Albeit not obvious at first glance, the watch exhibits many impressive merits that make it an obligatory accessory for every respectable gentleman.
Based on the beloved legacy model of the brand, the Calatrava differs from the brand’s broad range of traditional dress watches and sport watches that fit in the modern context of the cosmopolitan lifestyle. The vintage-inspired watch stands out with conservative design and functional minimalism, offering value and quality rather than some risqué reforms and modernization. In its own unique way, it is a breath of fresh air on a market saturated with avant-garde and overly bold models.
It makes no exception in utilizing the famous automatic mechanical travel time movement that Patek Philippe incorporates in all of their creations. The modern technology allows for improvement of the accuracy of movement and there is a date indicator featured on the black dial.
£20 MILLION LONDON MANSION – GROVELANDS
A spectacular mansion, spread across 11.5 acres of land, has hit the marker for the whooping sum of £20,000,000. Located in the countryside, it features an array of amenities that provide plenty of entertainment away from the city, such as cinema, bowling alley, five-hole golf course, gym, sauna and a spa.
Grovelands, as the estate is named, is situated in the wealthy suburb of North London – Totteridge – popular with the ultra-wealthy for the privacy it provides. The remarkable country property is approached by a long and gated driveway and the plot comprises 11.5 acres of picturesque countryside.
Decorated in white, wood and metal, the house is of exceptional class and quality. The lavish home provides expansive accommodation characterized by cutting-edge design, technology and extreme attention to every detail. All rooms are spacious and flooded with natural light, giving it a warm, homey feel.
There is a game room complete with a bowling alley and a pool table, and a relaxing spa and sauna.
A detached garage complex and a three bedroom detached cottage provide plenty of room for guests and large parties. A pool house and a large heated pool are also among the added benefits of the property.
Additional comfort is provided by the outdoor kitchen, wide terrace, ample seating areas and water features. It’s one of the few properties with a private golf course inside London, and it also features a state-of-the art home theatre.
The house itself comprises seven bedrooms with en-suit marble bathrooms, a large dining area, living room, spectacular kitchen and two on site staff properties, which include four more bedrooms and additional accommodation. Furnished to exceptional detail, the property’s interior design is an exquisite blend of modern luxury and country comfort with the complementing use of natural materials and high quality finishings.
LAMBORGHINI HURACÁN LP 610-4
The Huracán is the worthy successor of the Gallardo, classes above its predecessor in terms of impression and intent. Although there aren’t any obvious differences in design, the subtle details attract attention with precision of execution and harmony – the Y-shaped LED daytime lamps and the side glass that tucks into the body are some of the more beautiful features. The sharp, aerodynamic lines are aesthetically pleasing as well as functional as they fend the air and improve performance.
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The interior is comfortable and luxurious with a state-of-the-art 12.3-inch digital instrument panel with three full-screen modes for easy navigation, shifting at the limit or testing the terminal velocity. An astounding feature is the engine shut-off at spotlights for a ten-percent increase in fuel economy. With a maximum speed of 325km/h and acceleration from 0 to 100 in just 3.2 seconds the Huracán can be defined by a single expression: “control over power”.
The $428,500 vehicle stands out with simplicity and beautiful symmetry, where engineering expertise and functional design meet to create a car of unprecedented prestige and Italian craftsmanship.
Lamborgini have stuck to the V10 engine, with 5.2-litre capacity that was used in the Gallardo model, although the Huracán boasts 449kW of power (or 610 horsepower) and 560Nm of torque. A seven-speed dual-clutch transmission distributes power to all four wheels and there are three separate driving modes to choose from via the steering wheel-mounted ANIMA ((Adaptive Network Intelligent Management).
These modes are Strada (street), Sport and Corsa (track) and bring a whole new level of superb driving experience.
The cockpit-style ambiance of the interior is unusual at first, albeit surprisingly comfortable. Some core elements, such as the font on the buttons, are shared with Auidi. The leather-lined wheel and seating bares the mark of the highest level of Italian craftsmanship, built around the driver for a unique experience and uncompromising quality.
THE SEA AXE SHADOW YACHT
A new stylish genre of the superyacht – shadow yachts are the next best toy in the world of the ultra-wealthy. Boasting a whole array of new qualities – they bridge the gap between space and luxury to provide the ultimate vessel capable of accommodating large parties and offer multiple storage options without compromising the speed or quality of sailing.
Priced at €16 million, The Sea Axe, is the ultimate representative of the new and arising trend with its extraordinary design and superb execution down to the last detail. The vessel is commissioned by Damen – renowned builders of top superyachts in the Netherlands, whose name has become synonymous for luxury and comfort on the sailing scene.
The new and improved hull shape design of the vessel leads to as much as 70 per cent less “vertical peak acceleration” and the yacht is able to maintain good speed in rough weather. The narrow beam contributes to its operational functionality and capacity. Surprisingly, despite its modest size (43m in length) the deck offers plenty of usable area. A remarkable feature as well as obvious benefit is the folding hydraulic crane with a capacity of eight tons. The spacious deck is also suitable for a helipad that can easily host a five-seater helicopter.
Two decks of accommodation provide space for a crew of up to 10 people divided among six cabins. Additionally, there is a laundry room, galley, storage space, fridge and freezer. This makes The Sea Axe a reliable support vessel as it provides all necessary elements to make the lives of the personnel easier in terms of tending to their employers on board of the superyacht without getting in the way of all the fun.
With the rise in popularity of superyachts it is becoming more and more apparent that shadow yachts are a necessity if one wants to maintain a high standard of comfort and luxury at sea. In those aspects The Sea Axe delivers uncompromising quality.
DISA ALLSOPP JEWELLERY
Disa Allsopp Jewellery has gained increasing popularity in recent months thanks to its distinctive bohemian allure and rough organic designs. The core of the collection is a staggering variety of 18ct to 22ct gold rings, necklaces and earrings with statement designs and eye-catching texture.
With a clear vintage feel, the jewellery resembles ornate ceremonial pieces from the Roman, Aztec and Incan cultures. Her oxidized silver selection is severe and dramatic, albeit with a subtle gothic feel. The signature silver, gold and garnet ring retails for £700 and goes beautifully with the golden disk necklace for £5,000 that is an absolute work-of-art. Her jewellery is surprisingly contemporary with a timeless edge and exotic appeal – an absolute must-have for the modern free-spirited woman.
The delicate coiled rings retail for £700 each and are a delightful mixture of eclectic charm made of spiralled bashed gold spaghetti curls topped with vividly-coloured garnets. In the earring designs Disa sticks to a ‘less is more’ motto and produces eloquent and sophisticated shapes that are minimalistically enchanting. The £600- skewwhiff rounded earrings are rough, matte and imperfectly spherical and go well with the rest of the pieces. The signature ‘ruffled’ motif is subtly displayed throughout the collection, giving it a certain rough allure and vintage feel.
The hand-crafted pieces boats clear inspiration from ancient jewellery of the Etruscans, Egyptians, Greek & Roman civilisations. They incorporate a variety of precious and semi-precious stones in an exquisite blend with 18 and 22ct gold and silver. Her signature style has gained popularity thanks to the unique blend of materials and their clever use in intricate ‘spaghetti-like’ designs that make her rings different than the mainstream jewellery offered.
As a whole, her range includes more affordable pieces as well as those fit for a special occasion that will definitely turn an eye at any event.
CARIBBEAN SEAFRONT PROPERTY
This beautiful property is located on Sunset Beach Wemyys Settlement, Long Island, Bahamas and it is the ideal summer getaway with plenty of panoramic views, tranquil beaches and amenities for a luxurious and comfortable lifestyle. The wooden property comprises two levels with a Mediterranean feel and architecture that brings a certain warm allure to the exotic destination and will make you feel right at home. The ground floor consists of 3356 square feet of property of which 1270 is solely dedicated to the spacious patio. There is a sunlit living room, generously-proportioned dining area, a state-of-the-art kitchen, modern wine cooler, separate toilet and bathroom, and three beautifully-furnished bedrooms with air conditioning.
Every room has direct access to the patio and the property has access to a private and serene beach. An additional structure that is included in the plot is the boat house, which has two levels and boasts 1600 square meters of space. A small studio is located on the second floor and features a spacious room and an en-suit bathroom. The first floor benefits from a covered terrace. The ground floor also features a small kitchen, equipped with modern appliances, a bedroom with en-suit bathroom and a patio with all-round sea views and direct beach access.
A third plot is included in the $3,500,000 price. Although it’s empty for the moment – construction rights are in order and it is connected to the electrical and gas grid. There is also telephone, Internet and water access and the total size is 1600 square metres.
Located on the Caribbean side of Long Island, owners can enjoy a variety of local amenities like snorkelling, kayaking, scuba diving and delicious local cuisine. The island is preserved in a pristine state of natural equilibrium and offers a relaxing spot for a peaceful, comfortable and luxurious vacation.
CESSNA CITATION CJ1
The extremely successful Citation Jet series presented the second generation in 2001 – the CJ1 model boasts improvements in economy and performance, but comes with all of the advantages of the original, making it one of the best small cabin light jets for just under $2 million.
The private jet design hits all three target elements of the brand: simplicity, economy and performance. The use of a new natural laminar flow wing rather than a straight wing is the result of a four-year collaboration between Cessna and NASA and improves the lift-to-drag characteristic up to 20%.
The Cj1 model is very fuel-efficient, burning an average of 134 gallons per hour, attributed to the choice of engines – two Williams/Rolls-Royce FJ44-1A turbofans. This contributes to the low operating cost and simplicity of the flight systems. The Pro Line 21 avionics package, complete with PFD (Primary Flight Display) and MFD (Multi Function Display) flat-panel screens provide reliable and easy-to-read metricts.
The simple avionics system incorporates various automated features and is ideal for a single pilot, specifically designed to operate on short runways. Ample baggage space includes several compartments and the total payload capacity of 1,400 pounds.
The interior is simple and comfortable with seating available for five passengers. The full-length dropped aisle gives the cabin a warmer feel and it can be further customized. The fastening system implemented in the double-sealed doors reduces cabin noise. The custom leather seats are highlighted by the deluxe cabinetry and wood fixtures.
Its dimensions, range and payload flexibility make the Cessna CJ1 the ideal economical private jet for short-range missions.
Top speed of the jet is 389 knots (720 km/h), with a range of 1,297 nautical miles (2402 km) and the asking price is $1,595,000. With an exterior design that is safe, unique and makes the aircraft stable and easy to fly, the CJ1 is a phenomenal aircraft.