Each handmade chocolate is an edible work of art that will arouse all of your senses. Bursting with flavor, Norman Love Confections® offers unique gourmet recipes including over thirty different flavors such as passion fruit, praline, caramel, pistachio and many more. My friend also told me this confectioner has been rated number one for chocolates by Consumer Reports.
The sapphire crystal back of the 36 mm case features 308 parts and 37 jewels, along with the oscillating weight clothed in pink mother-of-pearl. With a nod to tradition, the Saint-Valentin Chronograph 2012 uses the same self-winding Calibre F185 featured in the very first ladies’ flyback chronograph model. This model is exclusively available through Blancpain’s boutiques.
Acclaimed as the world’s oldest watch brand, Blancpain has been heralded for its aesthetic and technology since its inception in 1735. Founded by Jehan-Jaques Blancpain, this luxury Swiss watch manufacturer is famous for being the creator of some of the most complicated mechanical watches ever created in history.
Audi announces the limited edition 2012 Model Year R8 GT Spyder
Even lighter, more powerful and captivating, the Audi R8 GT Spyder delivers breathtaking performance. The open-top flagship version of the high-performance sports Coupe features a 5.2-liter V10 with direct injection and has been boosted to an output of 560 horsepower. With the reduced weight and increased engine performance, the R8 GT Spyder accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds and reaches a top speed of 197 mph.
Using the principles of Audi ultra lightweight technology, the R8 GT Spyder has trimmed a full 187.39 lbs from an already low weight, increasing fuel economy, performance, strength and rigidity. The engine frame is constructed of ultra-light magnesium, and the long cover over the soft-top compartment and the large side panels at the rear are made of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer. A fixed rear spoiler also made of carbon fiber composite provides the necessary downforce on the rear axle. The Audi R8 GT Spyder is capable of extreme lateral acceleration and engineered to deliver exceptional responsiveness through its sport suspension has a stiffer calibration and lowers the the R8 GT Spyder by ten millimeters versus the R8 V10 Spyder.Legendary quattro all-wheel drive system provides exceptional grip on 19 inch wheels and xyz ventilated and cross-drilled rotors provide exceptional stopping power.
Visual styling cues include a performance enhancing enlarged diffuser, front splitter and a fixed rear spoiler.
The interior is black and can be adorned with stitching in a choice of Titanium Gray or Crimson Red for added refinement. Alcantara applications include, seat inserts, flat-bottom sport steering wheel, hand brake cover and windshield frame.
R8 GT Spyder customer vehicle deliveries will begin as of February.
*Article from Luxury Lifestyle.com
Private Vineyards of the Wealthy and Famous
I have sold and seen many luxury condos, mountain estates and beach house mansions over the past thirty years. I have been on private islands and handled the sale of trophy properties. But now, the newest trend in real estate acquisitions for wine lovers is to own your own vineyard and grow your own premium variety. Here is a list of rich and famous who have purchased their personal vineyard, and maintained them as a part of their exclusive list of assets, including Donald Trump, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Sam Nell, Antonio Banderas, Johnny Depp, David Beckham and Kate Moss. http://www.bornrich.com/private-vineyards-uber-rich.html