The Mercedes-Benz W111 was a chassis code given to its top-range vehicles, including 4-door sedans, produced from 1959 to 1968, and 2-door coupes and cabriolets from 1961 to 1971. The W111, was initially attributed only to 6-cylinder cars with 2.2-litre engines. The luxury version with big-block 3-litre engines were given the chassis code W112. The entry-level vehicles with 4-cylinder engines were called W110. All three versions W110, W111, and W112, in both 2- and 4-door bodies, were built on an identical chassis.
- ($23.00 USD) Book: Daimler & Benz The Complete History
- ($16.89 USD) Book: Standard Catalog Of Mercedes-Benz
(The sleek, uncluttered look of the hotel Viura has been designed by designhouses who are also the owners of the hotel)
Avant-garde architecture in Rioja wine country! Set against the backdrop of a traditional Spanish village, Viura is an architecturally flamboyant, modern hotel with dramatic mountain views of the Sierra de Cantabria. With a fine dining restaurant, a bar, a wine cellar and a gym, this is a striking yet particularly comfortable bolthole from which to unravel the mysteries of the Rioja Alavesa wine country. Externally, Viura resembles a pile of precariously placed cubes complete with terraces, and balconies. Expansive floor-to-ceiling windows in the 33 stylish guest rooms and suites provide superb views of the village, the mountains or the neighbouring 16th-century church.
Riojan and Basque cuisine is served in Viura’s equally impressive restaurant which has large wine barrels suspended from the ceiling and picture windows looking onto the garden. Needless to say, there is an extensive wine list. A special place for the delight of the senses. With passion for gastronomy, in wonderful elegant surroundings, perfect for an intimate dinner or for weddings and other events.
Calle Mayor, s/n, 01307
Villabuena de Álava
T: 945 60 90 00
In a career that spanned sixty years, Alfred Hitchcock made more than fifty feature-length films and hosted his own television series, transforming the thriller genre in the twentieth century. Author Laurent Bouzereau puts this incredible canon into perspective, examining the master’s life thematically: his archetypal anti-heroes; his complicated female characters; his charming villains; and something Bouzereau calls “the Hitchcock touch” — those elements of film that are, quite simply, Hitchcockian.With a foreword by Hitchcock’s daughter, Patricia Hitchcock O’Connell, Hitchcock, Piece by Piece is packed with photographs from the family’s archive, many of which have never been published before, plus removable facsimile memorabilia such as letters, memos, and snapshots, which frame the story of the director’s life and work.
- ($2.99) Amazon Instant Video: The Birds
- ($99.99 USD) Doll: “The Birds Themed” Barbie Doll
- ($78.49 USD) DVD: Alfred Hitchcock – The Masterpiece Collection
- ($2.99 USD) Amazon Instant Video: Psycho (1960)
- ($29.70 USD) Book: Alfred Hitchcock: Piece By Piece
Aire Ancient Baths
88 Franklin Street
New York, 10013
T: +01 212 274 3777
(Live in Atlanta, Georgia 1978 – Image by © 2011 Rennie Ellis Photographic Archive)
“Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap” is a song by Australian hard rock band AC/DC. It is the title track and first track of their album Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, released in September 1976, and was written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young, and Bon Scott. It was also released as a single – first in Australia in October 1976 with “R.I.P. (Rock in Peace)” as its B-side, and then in the UK in January 1977 as a maxi-single with “Big Balls” and “The Jack” as its B-sides. Once the Dirty Deeds album was finally released in the US in 1981 the “Dirty Deeds …” single was released there (backed by “Highway To Hell”), where it reached number four on the then-new Top Tracks chart.
- ($0.99) MP3: Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
(Tempera over pencil on paper 24 x 33 cm)
Hungarian architect. He became a leading member of the Modern Movement between the wars. At the Bauhaus he designed his Red Cube House (1922) which was to be published, and is associated with Hungarian Activism. In 1929, at the invitation of Gropius, he contributed to the CIAM conference on ‘The Small Apartment’, after which he and others formed the Hungarian branch of CIAM. A powerful protagonist of International Modernism, Molnár designed several white-rendered blocky houses, with bold cantilevers and deep terraces, set in the hills around Budapest, clearly influenced by De Stijl. Some of his designs (e.g. Houses on Cserje (1931) and Lejtö (1932) Streets, Budapest) are paradigms of the International Style that gelled at the Weissenhofsiedlung, Stuttgart, in 1927. His Budapest apartment-blocks on Lotz Károly Street (1933) and Pasaréti Avenue (1937) are also significant. For a brief period in 1933 he collaborated with Breuer before the latter emigrated to America. Molnár was killed during the Soviet siege of Budapest (1945).
At Sri panwa Phuket, you’ll experience secluded luxury on a tropical island paradise. The resort’s 60 villas are made of natural materials and feature infinity swimming pools that wrap around a glass-enclosed bedroom, allowing you to open the sliding glass door and dive straight into the refreshing water upon waking. Although the hotel staff provide full catering right in your villa, be social, and pay a visit to Baba Pool Club, which features a wide selection of barbecued meats, fresh seafood, sushi, and excuses to party.
Or you might prefer the home-cooked, Thai and Western comfort foods served at Baba Dining Lounge. Cooking classes are available for those looking to bring a taste of vacation home. Enjoy a private spa treatment in your villa or pay a visit to the thumping nightclub. Baba 88 hosts a full roster of international DJs and has quickly become one of Phuket’s most popular night spots. Engage, dancing shoes.
88 Moo 8 Sakdidej Road
Tambon Vichit A. Muang, Panwa Cape
(Photo: Kristian Djurhuus)
- Læs artiklen her
(Guest room Deluxe)
Always astounded by how friendly people are in a place as infamous as New York City, you thank your cab driver and step inside the Mondrian Soho, your “home away from home” for the next week or so. But this is no ordinary home away from home.
(The Imperial No. Nine’s garden room)
This “home” resides in a perfect location, offers views of downtown Manhattan, is graciously glamorous, perfectly designed and appointed, and obviously a magnet for frivolity and fun. Yet the peaceful atmosphere that welcomes you – perhaps enhanced by the beautiful blues dominating its interior – promises you a stay that treats guests to the best of both worlds. Imperial No. Nine is the Mondrian Soho’s effortlessly cool restaurant.
Not only is the food fantastic and the ambience one that only a hip hotspot can attain, but the chef serves up sustainable seafood, a glass sculpture created by an acclaimed artist graces the center of the room, and a selection of handcrafted cocktails pleases even the most demanding palate. Take your pick of 11 different categories of rooms and suites, settle in, and stay a while.
9 Crosby Street
New York, NY
T: (212) 389-0000
The building to house the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro, was designed in 1955, but to date it is completed in its entirety. It is located in the bay of Rio de Janeiro, on land reclaimed from the sea with the devastation of the “hills”, as part of an urban planning on the coast of Rio that is carried out under the direction of Roberto Burle Marx. This new land must also be the site of a large public park surrounding the museum. Ordering a splendid view of Guanabara Bay and put in front of the city skyline, with the rebellion of mountains in the background, the position is of exceptional beauty and within easy reach of the city.
Museum Of Modern Art
Av. Infante Dom Henrique 85
Parque do Flamengo
Rio de Janeiro
- ($13 USD) Book: St the End of the Century: One Hundred Years of Architecture
- ($128 USD) Book: When Brazil Was Modern: A Guide to Architecture, 1928-1960
(Photography: Jonathan Frantini. Stylist: Barbara Gullstein. Hair & Make-up: Lasse Pedersen Model: Thomas Troelsen (PRIVATE) Coat: Dior Homme/Shirt: Dior Homme)
- Jonathan Frantini (Official)
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(Thanks to Henrik Søndergaard & John Krøigaard-Larsen at Theis Vine on behalf of Christian Moreau for sending me these outstanding wines)
Christian Moreau, former director of J. Moreau & Fils in Burgundy’s Chablis region, is unveiling a new project in Chablis. Three wines of the new Christian Moreau Pére & Fils label—a Chablis 1999, a premier cru Vaillons 1999 and a small amount of grand cru Les Clos 1999. The new wines are made from purchased grapes, but Moreau will regain the use of his own premiers and grands crus vineyards in 2001, after the expiration of his contract to supply grapes to J. Moreau & Fils, which is now owned by Burgundy giant Boisset.
(Domaine Christian Moreau, Chablis Grand Cru, Les Clos 2010)
I read on the internet that I should have stored this wine for many years before drinking but I must say that it was very impressive.
It had a lot of fruit aromas with notes of peach and apple, going into lemon flavors and a tiny bit of liqourice. A raw power and intensity from start to finish! I LOVED THIS WINE!!!
- ($65.24 USD)
(Domaine Christian Moreau, Chablis 2011)
Bright pale yellow color, with a touch of pineapple on the nose. Juicy and aromatic in the mouth, very fat and has a touch of mint. Nice!
- ($17.99 USD)
(Domaine Christian Moreau, Chablis 1er Cru Vaillon 2011)
Bright yellow color. A sweet, complex fresh peach flavor and good mineral lift.
- ($28.99 USD)
(Domaine Christian Moreau, Chablis Grand Cru Valmur 2009)
- ($49 USD)
I really, really, really, really, really liked this Chablis Valmur Grand Cru 2009. Bright yellow color. Oak, soft citrus fruits, sweet with perfect acidity. Just the way I like it! A striking long finish with a load of energy. I read somewhere that I shouldnt have opened it yet cause it should have been even better in a few years, but who cares, i loved the was it was now!
- Theis Vine (Danish Distributor)
- Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils (Official)
- Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils (Facebook)
Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils
26 Avenue d’Oberwesel
(From Oeser’s home, 1928 Mahogany veneer, beech wood, maple, with flat cushions 75 x 61.6 x 67.6 cm)
- ($79.50 USD) Book: Josef Albers: Formulation: Articulation
(Rooms from €95 EUR)
The Grand Hotel Central offers a discreet and luxurious hideaway amid the bustle of Barcelona’s fashionable El Born district. Established in the 1920s by architect Adolf Florensa, the building was inspired by the newly created skyscrapers of Chicago and New York. Eighty-five years later, owner Pau Guardans, has completely reworked the building to create a hotel that evokes the splendor of Barcelona’s high society in the early part of the 20th century.
The result is a tranquil property infused with timeless elegance and urban soul. Guardans’ reputation as a trendsetter and visionary is evident in the finer details of the hotel. With his very own city guide ‘Barcelona Around’, he offers guests an insider view of this vibrant city. Twenties-style grandeur is everywhere you look, starting with the impressive structure and elegant entrance with original bronze doors, to the oversized rooms, preserved wrought iron lamps, stone cornicing and flooring. The dark oak floors and clean lines of the 147 rooms and suites ooze urban modernity through the use of smooth materials such as glass and wood. Within the bedrooms, transparent panels and semi-opaque materials are used as dividers, so that sleeping spaces, bathrooms, and even the wardrobes all merge seamlessly. Enjoy dinner or a cocktail at Ávalon restaurant by Michelin-starred chef Ramón Freixa. A modern space with timber flooring, industrial lamps and huge windows, the restaurant offers a modern twist on Catalan classics. Alternatively, book a massage in the seventh-floor Wellness Suite or relax in the library. With the rooftop Sky Bar, infinity pool and panoramic views, guests will feel completely immersed in the buzz of the city without leaving the comfort of their chaise longue.
Grand Hotel Central
Via Laietana, 30
The parent company of Mercedes-Benz, Daimler-Benz, was Germany’s leading producer of luxury cars and heavy trucks prior to World War II. They enjoyed much success in Grand Prix and sports car competition thanks, in part, to Mercede’s advanced technology including supercharging, fully independent suspension, light-alloy metallurgy, and overhead camshafts. Mercedes-Benz began producing a line of large and fast grand touring cars beginning in 1932. The 540K model was offered from 1936 to 1938 and was the design work of Hermann Ahrens and built to order by Karrosserie Sindelfingen (a Mercedes-Benz in-house coach building subsidiary). The Special Roadster, with its towering grille and sweeping scallop-edged fenders, featured an arrogantly long hood with a low windscreen and a very tight cabin. There was an elegant, flowing, tapered tail and a price tag that was equally extreme as the car. There were around 400 examples of the 540K produced and only twenty-six were Special Roadsters. These are considered the pinnacle of German pre-war automotive design.
They were virtually hand-built with an exceptionally high construction quality. Inside, there was a mother-of-pearl instrument panel, rich leather seating, and twin spotlights that flanked a swept-back windshield. The enclosed versions of the 540Ks could cruise at 100 mph on Germany’s high-speed Autobahns. The lighter Special Roadster could top 115 mph. Despite its fully independent suspension, the 540K is a smooth-riding grand tourer and not a sports car. This example was restored by Chris Charlton in Oxford, Maine. In 2004, it won its class at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The car is powered by a 330 cubic-inch, 16-valve supercharged overhead valve V-8 engine. It produces 180 horsepower and is mated to a 4-speed manual with pre-select for third and fourth gears.
- ($40.95 USD) Book: Mercedes-Benz 500K
- ($34.69 USD) Model: Maisto Premiere Edition 1:18 1936 Mercedes-Benz 500 K Typ Specialroadster
- ($23.00 USD) Book: Daimler & Benz The Complete History
- ($16.89 USD) Book: Standard Catalog Of Mercedes-Benz
British heritage brand Globe-Trotter pairs up with camera heavyweight Fujifilm to present an elegant limited edition Vulcanised Fibreboard suitcase for Fujifilm’s latest, the coveted X-Pro1 from the FinePix X Series. Handmade on Globe-Trotter’s original Victorian machinery with special Vulcan Fibre (traditionally formed from 14 layers of specially bonded colored paper), brass rivets, locks and tan leather, the 12 retro-styled cases have also been artfully finished with ‘Harrods Exclusively’ embossed leather tags and brass plaques. Each case houses an X-Pro1 camera, the flash, filter, and three lenses and lens hoods – 18mm, 35mm and 60mm – and is exclusively available as a set at Harrods Technology for £5695 GBP (approximately $9,040 USD).
- Globe-Trotter (Official)
The Yu Bar is the glamorous new rooftop bar of the newly opened Shanghai Marriott Luwan. Located on the banks of the Lupu River overlooking the Expo 2010 site and the Lupu ridge the bar is located on the 28th and 29th floor and features a large terrace offering guests phenomenal views of the city. Developed by one of China’s top real estate developers, the Greenland Group, and managed by the Marriott Group, Kokaistudios received the brief to oversee the architectural design of a glass pavilion on the roof and all of the interior design for this unique location and our aim was to create a multifunctional venue suitable for a wide variety of occasions. Split over 2 levels the bar is characterized by a series of different moods and experiences all of which back-stopped by incredible views.
This is a sumptuous photographic record of the Citroën DS in all its myriad forms. Launched as a futuristic vision in 1955, the DS family of cars continued in production for just over 20 years, evolving through two distinct styling phases, three key bodyshell types (saloon, estate and cabriolet), numerous specification changes and various powertrain developments, as well as some fascinating spin-off versions – and every detail is recorded in over 500 colour photographs in this lavish and elegantly presented book.
- ($38.50 USD) Book: Citroen DS: The World’s Most Beautiful Car
Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse (31 December 1869 – 3 November 1954) was a French artist, known for his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. He was a draughtsman, printmaker, and sculptor, but is known primarily as a painter. Matisse is commonly regarded, along with Picasso and Marcel Duchamp, as one of the three artists who helped to define the revolutionary developments in the plastic arts in the opening decades of the 20th century, responsible for significant developments in painting and sculpture. Although he was initially labelled a Fauve (wild beast), by the 1920s he was increasingly hailed as an upholder of the classical tradition in French painting. His mastery of the expressive language of colour and drawing, displayed in a body of work spanning over a half-century, won him recognition as a leading figure in modern art.
- ($27 USD) Book: Matisse, Henri (Great Masters)
(From £490 (initialling service £75). hackett.com)
If you’re a serious traveller, you need to invest in luggage to match. Thankfully, Hackett has teamed up with Globe-Trotter on a portmanteau collection of hand-made, durable cases that are well worth checking in. The best bit? The spiffy linings: Prince of Wales check for the black Mayfair range, blue and white Bengal stripe for the navy London line and a Union Jack for the Aston Martin Racing set (in British Racing Green, natch).
- Globe-Trotter (Official)
Via BikeEFIX … Some motorcycles age better than others. Like fine wine, they seem to improve with age, and gain more admirers as the years pass by. The Sunbeam S7 and S8 are two such machines: originally built between 1946 and 1956, they did not sell in huge numbers but today have a growing base of admirers. This particular machine, shot by Benoit Guerry, was built in 1954. It’s a hybrid or “bitsa”, a mix of parts from both the S7 and S8 models. The frame is from the S8, whereas the engine and body panels are from the S7. (Purists will recognize the sprung seat from an S8; the S7 seat is cantilevered, with springs are hidden from view.)
- ($21.93 USD) Book: Shooting Star: The Rise & Fall of the British Motorcycle Industry
“Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam occupies the famous site of Amsterdam’s former Sweelinck music conservatorium. Originally built at the end of the 19th Century and conceived by the renowned Dutch architect Daniel Knuttel as the Rijkspostspaarbank Building, the construction heralded an urban regeneration of the Museumplein, an area which had been left previously derelict. Knuttel was praised for his ability to fuse simplicity and functionality, and the award-winning Milan-based furniture and interiors designer Piero Lissoni has embraced this tradition through the re-incarnation of this spectacular building 100 years later. Against the backdrop of the building’s incredibly rich history, the hotel has been consistently imbued with Lissoni’s signature style. Known for his austere lines, demure fabrics and shades of grey that are occasionally dotted by the appearance of bright accents, Lissoni is considered one of the most prominent and exciting contemporary Italian designers. His clean designs are a hybrid of modernist and contemporary chic and contrast playfully with the on-going bath of natural daylight throughout the building’s airy spaces.
Amsterdam Van Baerlestraat 27
Amsterdam 1071 AN
T: +31 (0) 20 570 0000
Perrier-Jouët unveils “Belle Epoque Florale Edition by Makoto Azuma” in Japan, the first designed Limited Edition of Belle Epoque since Emile Gallé in 1902. The launch, held in Tokyo last week, marked a historical event for the company and fortified its ties to one of the thirstiest markets in the world for luxury goods.
- Perrier-Jouët on Amazon.com
- Perrier-Jouët (Official)
(Rooms from at €310 EUR)
Now this is the way to experience Paris. Luxurious, stylish living is highlighted all the way along Rue de la Paix and Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré… just steps away from W Paris – Opéra. So as you step inside this gorgeous hotel, breathe a sigh of relief. Not that the City of Lights and all it wonders aren’t enough on their own, of course, but the right amount of haute couture completes the Parisian puzzle perfectly. And when the hustle and bustle of this infamous city begin to wear on your sensibilities, retreat to one of 91 guest rooms and suites. Pleasing touches like plush pillow-top, signature W beds with 350-thread count sheets, terry robes, and Bliss® sinkside six bath products ensure that when it comes time to retire for the evening – or awake in the morning – every step along the way is divine. What would a trip to France be without fine dining? The chef at W Paris – Opéra prepares a menu with the best seasonal ingredients. Busy or bloated? Try the “Light bites”. Bon Appétit!
4 rue Meyerbeer,
T: (33)(0)1 77 48 94 94
And …… we’re done! Thanks to everybody on the set of the forthcoming music video for the PRIVATE single “Everywhere (Feat. Genasis)”. You guys were amazing! Bijoux Altamirano, Emil Nissen, Borja López Díaz, Gitte Guldhammer and Mark Stig Bertelsen.
- Bijoux Altamirano (Official)
There will be no time for sleep once you slip between these silk sheets. The Glossy king size fitted sheet is an indulgent addition to your boudoir. Made from the finest quality silk, this sheet offers an elegant and timeless way to create the luxe tailored look. Pair with the Glossy flat sheet and matching Glossy duvet cover.
- €448 EUR
- Agent Provocateur (Official)
Shoe tree’s are new to me and it’s a mystery why I don’t already have these for all my shoes.
- Woodlore Epic Twin Tube Shoe Tree
Inspired by a shared love for beautiful design, Italian bikemaker Abici and Peruvian clothing brand Misericordia have collaborated on a range of handmade bicycles. The line will feature three bikes which include a Fixie ($2,000) and this vintage-inspired Race Bike ($1,500).
- Abici (Official)
(Photo © Benoit Linero, Double rooms from £189.31 ($295))
Set in the immaculately restored former National Cash Register Company, The NoMad Hotel brings Broadway back to its golden days, both literally – note the gilded lobby – and figuratively.
This enchanting beaux arts boutique hotel has it all: a top-tier restaurant, a cosy library lounge, a chic boutique and beautiful, airy rooms. The hotel may be named for its location (north of Madison Park), but designer Jacques Garcia ran with the idea, adding unique journey-themed touches to the rooms, which convey an ideal of maple-floored, old-world elegance alongside every modern luxury.
Three-Michelin-starred Manhattan restaurant Eleven Madison Park has a new sibling in the NoMad’s eponymous eaterie. Run by chef Daniel Humm, the restaurant showcases seasonal ingredients in dishes like seared scallops with sorrel and lemon, truffle-roasted chicken with foie gras, and house-made tagliatelle with king crab and pepper. The wood-panelled Parlour faces an open hearth where the kitchen bakes its own breads.
The Nomad Hotel
New York, NY 10001
T: (212) 796-1500
The latest version, the DP1x, remains true to that objective and maintains its wide focal length lens, but reflects several upgrades from the initial introduction of the DP series back in 2008. Specifically, it now houses the “True II” image processing engine, the new AF algorithm provides high speed auto focusing, ensuring convenient shooting and the Power Save Mode lowers the battery consumption allowing for a greater number of pictures to be taken with a single battery charge. The new rear design makes the user interface easier to interpret and use with quick, easy button recognition as the addition of red buttons enables easier operation of the camera controls. The DP1x is accompanied by the latest RAW image processing software, Sigma Photo Pro 4.0 which has superior image processing algorithm and improved compatibility with multi core CPUs and provides better image processing speed and improved image quality. The incorporation of a new noise reduction algorithm reduces Chroma and Luminance noise when processing X3F files taken at ISO 400 or more.
- ($649 USD) Sigma DP1 Sensor Digital Camera
Inspired by modern Brazilian art and architecture, Mosarte introduces a new collection of wall tiles called Modern Art. When I saw these wall tiles, I couldn’t help but think what creative alternatives they would make to wood paneling. The are absolutely beautiful and would make an artisitc statement in any contemporary space. The relief of the organic shapes, arches and angles, straight lines and curves, give the tiles a very modern mid century appeal. The designs are cut using water jet technology, which allows for precise and intricate designs. The wood tiles featured here are just one type from the Modern Art collection and they are called Niterol. They are also available in marble and bianco pigues versions. The wood and bianco pigues can only be used indoors.
- Mosarte (Official)
Just discovered this incredible fellow dane Peter Ravn. Please check out website for more outstanding paintings.
Peter Ravn is a danish painter. He holds a degree in architecture and design from the Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. Before his debut as an artist, he was a central figure in the Danish field of design and music with his work on design and visual identity, as record cover and poster designer and as a director of music videos. He was behind a string of remarkable Danish record sleeves and a pioneer of the Scandinavian music video. Through the 80s and 90s he developed groundbreaking and visually experimenting work for many of the biggest names in Scandinavian rock and pop. In the 90s Ravn was the architect behind the fashion project DEMOCRATS characterised by T-shirts with conceptual graphic designs boasting philosophical, political and often controversial slogans. Around the millennium Ravn began to paint.
- Peter Ravn (Official)
Just got a box of underwear from Sunspel. The quality is outstanding!
- €27.50 EUR
- Sunspel (Official)
Montblanc present the Starwalker Red Gold plated Pen Collection. Advertised as the perfect gift for your Dad, with its grown-up, luxury vibe and shiny form, Montblanc means business with this set. As you’d expect from the brand, these are heavyweight writing instraments, the Starwalker featuring; red gold-plated matt black lacquered surface with diamond-cut lines, floating MB emblem in the cap-top, red gold plated clip with embossed Montblanc lettering and individual serial number and red gold plated fittings. Got some big cheques to write? Head over
- Montblanc (Official)
- Montblanc Starwalker Pens on Amazon.com
The R Type was the second series of post-war Bentley automobile, replacing the Mark VI. The front of the saloon model was identical to the Mark VI, but many had custom coachwork. The Continental model was produced specially for continental Europe, with many coachbuilt by H.J. Mulliner. This would be the first appearance of the famed Bentley Continental name. All R Type models used an iron-block/aluminum-head straight-6 engine fed by twin SU carburettors. The basic engine displaced 4.6 L (4566 cc/278 in³) with a 92.08 mm (3.6 in) bore and 114.3 mm (4.5 in) stroke. The Continental had a larger bore of 94.62 mm (3.7 in) for a total displacement of 4.9 L (4887 cc/298 in³). A 4-speed manual transmission was standard with a 4-speed automatic optional.
- ($198 USD) Book: Bentley R-type (Complete Classics)
(Thanks to Kathrin Wagner at Prieler for sending me: Prieler Goldberg Blaufränkisch 2007 Burgenland, Prieler Pinot noir 2009 Burgenland, Prieler Pinot Blanc Seeberg 2011 Burgenland and Prieler Chardonnay 2009 Burgenland)
All the wines I tasted from Prieler were seriously good but this Pinot Noir 2009 really knocked me off my feet! Strong impact of mixed red fruits and chocolate on the nose, and has the perfect dry acidity and feels very expressive and well-balanced. The finish is very refined, long. I love really love this seductive wine, and I am going to be enjoying many more. Highly recommended!
A-7081 Schützen am Gebirge
- (€25 EUR) Buy directly from Prieler’s website
- Prieler Wines at Amazon.com
From the warm welcome from chef-patron Peter Goossens’ wife Lieve at this converted farmhouse, to its intimate, stylish dining room – transformed by a collaboration of artists and designers – no attention to detail is spared at Hof Van Cleve. Then there’s the food – some of the most beautifully presented of any on this list – showcasing creative flavour combinations and dishes that pack a hearty punch.
Hof Van Cleve
T:+32 (0)9 383 5848
Premium Double Layer Navy umbrella. Vintage Naval Stripe interior. Embroidered ‘L.U.G.B’ Logo on exterior. Navy & White striped Sleeve Button Strap with white Naval Button. Traditional Beech wood shaft. Natural Bamboo Handle. Metal runner & tip cup. Plate engraved with London Undercover logo.
- £145 GBP
- London Undercover (Official)
Gammel Dansk is as Danish as the Danish word hygge. Basically the word hygge can refer to anything pleasant and enjoyable especially if it creates a warm, friendly atmosphere, a sense of good cheer and well-being. This may be the reason why Gammel Dansk has become Denmark’s favourite bitter – it spreads hygge. Here you can read about this Danish institution, how it got its special taste and why it has become Denmark’s number one bitter. The name Gammel Dansk means Old Danish. As the name implies, maintaining the old traditions and keeping to the original recipe are what Gammel Dansk is all about. But there are always lots of exciting new things going on at Gammel Dansk too.
- Gammel Dansk (Official)
The Corsair 36 yacht is the new stylish super boat by Chris-Craft Boats. The yacht features an open aft lounge offering maximum seating, and boasts an electric dining table that hides away virtually undetected in the teak sole. The expanded aft sun pad encourages you to relax and enjoy the ride. The Corsair 36 is easy to maneuver and accelerates with enthusiasm and vigor to a top speed of 42 knots.
- Chris Craft Boats