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Sony Cybershot DSC-M2

Sony Cybershot DSC-M2

This is  Sony’s second-generation M-series hybrid camera, serving as a cross between  a camcorder and digicam.   Its 5.1-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 13 x 17-inch prints.   It has a 2.5-inch LCD display, 3x optical zoom and is capable of compressing around 45 minutes of video onto a 1 GB memory stick. […]

Badrutt's Palace Hotel, Switzerland

Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, Switzerland

If you’re looking for the ultimate getaway for romance, take a train ride from Zurich through the Swiss Alps to the stunning village of St. Moritz, then let the gracious staff of Badrutt’s Palace Hotel pick you up in its Rolls Royce and whisk you to this historic five-star hotel that is a retreat for […]

Four Seasons Silicon Valley Hotel

Four Seasons Silicon Valley Hotel

The Four Seasons Silicon Valley Hotel began welcoming its first guests this month.   Located in up and coming East Palo Alto, it is located approximately 5 minutes from Stanford University and close to a number of Silicon Valley  technology companies such as Sun Microsystems, making it a likely choice for many business travellers. This […]

Aeroscraft: a flying luxury hotel

Aeroscraft: a flying luxury hotel

This might seem a pipe-dream at the moment, but imagine an aircraft that’s two football fields long. A kind of flying Queen Mary 2, if you like, where you can leisurely roam around as you fly to some far-flung destination. This perhaps far-fetched notion is the brainchild of Igor Pasternak, whose privately-funded California firm, Worldwide […]

Nikon D200 camera

Nikon D200 camera

The Nikon D200 is Nikon’s latest DSLR. It has a compact design, robust build quality  and 10.2MP CCD sensor. It also has a beautiful 2.5-inch LCD with approximately 230,000-pixel resolution and superwide viewing angle; it  can support CF type I and II cards, and Microdrives. Photographers interested in this camera should also take a look […]

Le Château de Saint Germain, Limousin

Le Château de Saint Germain, Limousin

If you’ve ever dreamed of owning your own château in the middle of France, then there’s a stunning property in Limousin up for sale through Vladi Private Islands.   For $10,000 this splended building comes complete with three lakes, a moat, drawbridge and orangerie.   As you  might  expect, there’s also a number of out-buildings […]

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie stay at Q! Hotel in Berlin

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie stay at Q! Hotel in Berlin

Currently Hollywood’s most famous couple, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, recently booked into a suite at Q! Hotel in Berlin. Designed by Graft (known for its work on Brad Pitt’s Hollywood Hills studio), the hotel has a unique design and many unusual features, ranging from bathtubs fused to beds and bent-veneer walls running into benches […]

El Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao

El Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao

The Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao is a luxury hotel in Bilbao, Spain, opposite the stunning Guggenheim Museum.   With such a renowned neighbour, it’s perhaps not surprising that design is high on the hotel’s agenda.  It is the Silken Hotels‘ first five-star hotel and the chain’s pride. The Silken Hotel group was founded in 1995 […]

New 148-foot expedition boat from Timmerman Yachts

New 148-foot expedition boat from Timmerman Yachts

Timmerman Yachts has unveiled its plans to build a new luxury 148-yacht capable of navigating the seas of the Arctic and Antarctic. This ocean-going  vessel is the flag carrier of the Timmerman collection. Its range allows it not only to cross the Atlantic Ocean but also to sail around the world with only five refueling […]

Samsung Digimax L85

Samsung Digimax L85

You really have to wonder whether an 8.1 megapixel camera with 5x optical zoom is necessary for just a point-and-shoot camera, but that’s exactly what you get with the Samsung Digimax L85. It also has the ability to shoot in a 16:9 aspect ratio and to save files in uncompressed TIFF format, again features you […]

Norwegian Cruise Line leads the way in on-board dining

It used to be the case on cruise ships that strangers were thrown together randomly at dinner times in a huge dining room and were expected to make do with one another’s company. This has now changed – markedly. Not only is there flexibility in dining times, but the variety of quality of dining is […]

NEC Versa E3100 laptop

NEC Versa E3100 laptop

The new  NEC Versa E3100 is a very sleek laptop. In fact, it’s apparently the lightest 14″ widescreen unit in its class. It comes with a variety of specifications: your choice of Pentium M processor, 256MB RAM standard (upgradeable to 2GB), and a 40, 60 or 80 GB hard drive. Some models also include an […]

Love on the Rocks with Ritz-Carlton, Central Park

Love on the Rocks with Ritz-Carlton, Central Park

If the Buckingham Hotel’s $150,000 Valentines offering doesn’t stretch your budget enough, give some consideration to the Love on the Rocks package at the Ritz-Carlton, Central Park. It includes roundtrip transportation by private jet from anywhere in the contiguous 48 states, three nights in a suite overlooking Central Park, a butler, chauffeur and a 10.14-carat […]

Hello! magazine's pick of the pistes

Hello! magazine’s pick of the pistes

With the Winter Olmypics now underway, Hello! magazine gives us their pick of the pistes. Chamnoix, Val d’Isère and the French resort of Tignes all get a special mention. Tignes has slopes galore for beginners, as well as more challenging runs for advanced boarders. They recommend you stay at the cosy converted farmhouse Chalet Trafalgar […]

Mövenpick Hotel & Residence Laguna Tower Dubai

Mövenpick Hotel & Residence Laguna Tower Dubai

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts  and IFA Hotels & Resorts have agreed to  bring a 5-star branded hotel residence  to Dubai, U.A.E. It  will be the  first independent hotel investment project in the Middle East. The Mövenpick Hotel & Residence Laguna Tower Dubai is  expected to open in 2008 and will offer a total of 120 […]

Sydney Opera House crisis

Sydney Opera House crisis

The planned interior refurbishment of Australia’s iconic Sydney Opera House by the Danish architect Jorn Utzon, who designed the exterior 40 years ago, is allegedly  in crisis. Plans to excavate into Sydney Harbour and slice through a concrete beam holding the building’s shells together is estimated to cost AUS$700m – ten times the state government’s […]

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