• Whisky review: Sweden's Mackmyra 10 Year Old

    Think of Sweden, and whisky is not what comes to mind. Ikea, ABBA and Volvo, certainly. But a single malt whisky, not so much. Yet Mackmyra is such a beast: a 'new world whisky' from Sweden which has just produced its first 10 year old single malt. Bottled at 46.1%, Mackmyra Ten Years was age...

    POSTED 16 Jun, 2017 1 Comment

  • IWC Ingenieur Chronograph 50th Anniversary of Mercedes-AMG

    Longtime sponsor of the Mercedes-AMG Team at the gruelling 24 hour Nürburgring Race, IWC is commemorating the 50th anniversary of Mercedes-AMG with a stunning GT-styled skew of its Ingenieur Chronograph in a limited edition of just 250 pieces. The story Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Me...

    POSTED 5 Jun, 2017 2 Comments

  • 2017 Acura NSX is the elite supercar no-one is talking about

    The 2017 Acura NSXs have been on the road for a year now, but chances are, you haven’t seen one. It’s been delayed and ignored, and it suffers from a weak public image because of its association with the hordes of forgettable Acuras out there. That’s too bad. Because after test...

    POSTED 3 Jun, 2017 0 Comments

  • Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin 2017: a strange, sweet, spicy drop

    With World Gin Day approaching – mark your calendars, it's Saturday June 10 – Victorian distillery Four Pillars is releasing its uniquely Australian 'Bloody Shiraz' gin onto the global stage. The name is both a tip of the slouch hat to Aussie vernacular as well as the way that...

    POSTED 1 Jun, 2017 2 Comments

  • This one watch is so precious, Daniel Craig never even wears it

     There was no confirmation or denial about whether Daniel Craig would do another round as James Bond when the British actor stopped by the Beekman Hotel in New York. Instead, he was there to show off one of his prized possessions: an Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m Co-Axial chronometer, w...

    POSTED 30 May, 2017 0 Comments

  • Want to make the perfect martini? Stir it for exactly 40 seconds

    Francois Thibault, the cellar master of Grey Goose vodka, is a renaissance man in alcohol circles. He graduated from the University of Bordeaux II with a degree in winemaking in 1982, and was known for his work at cognac maker H. Mounier when he was hired by Sidney Frank, the billionaire entrepre...

    POSTED 24 May, 2017 4 Comments

  • Top concierges share the secrets of Asia's busiest cities

    The word concierge has a murky etymology, but Les Clefs d'Or – the international association of concierges – prefers the French derivation, comte des cierges, or "keeper of the candles". Dating back to feudal times, he was the man responsible for lighting a palace and catering to the...

    POSTED 20 May, 2017 0 Comments

  • Driven: BMW M240i Convertible

    BMW’s 2-Series range offers drivers sporting thrills in a compact package – with equipment and engine changes this year that replace the previous M235i, we put the new M240i Convertible to the test.   Exterior While the M240i Convertible replaces last year’s M235i, the ex...

    POSTED 3 May, 2017 2 Comments

  • Will autonomous driving kill the sports car?

    The robot drivers are coming. Virtually every brand in the auto industry is bragging about its autonomous driving capabilities. In four years, some Fords will even skip the steering wheel entirely. But at least two big names aren’t jumping on the bandwagon just yet. When it comes to ...

    POSTED 18 Apr, 2017 4 Comments

  • Review: Robbie Laptop Tote Bag by Freedom Filosofie

    Women that travel frequently may find it cumbersome juggling their handbags, laptop cases and luggage all at once – so the idea of a ‘laptop handbag’ that can carry all your essential personal and work items in one place is what inspired Australian brand Freedom Filosofie’...

    POSTED 18 Apr, 2017 1 Comment

  • 70 years of Ferrari design, dreams, and technology

    Today's worldwide luxury-and-racing brand began with one humble car. Here’s a stylish recap of what has happened since. This year marks the 70th since Enzo Ferrari drove the car that first bore his name – a 125 S. The date was March 12, 1947. Decades later, Ferrari is a wo...

    POSTED 17 Apr, 2017 0 Comments

  • Genesis wows New York Auto Show with futuristic fuel cell SUV

    Genesis makes a bold move against Tesla with talk of a future electric car. At the New York Auto Show, the luxury brand that Hyundai spun offunveiled its first SUV concept, which happens to be powered by fuel cells. And it's spectacular to look at – when the cover came off the smoo...

    POSTED 13 Apr, 2017 2 Comments

  • First look: the most powerful Audi TT RS ever

    Today, Audi unveiled the most powerful TT ever, the 2018 Audi TT RS. The tiny coupe is a mighty effort in badging and so-called "sport packaging," but the engine does pack a legitimate punch. It's a good step forward for the model that first debuted as a bit of a soft little coupe but has quickl...

    POSTED 12 Apr, 2017 0 Comments

  • BMW fires a 40-model salvo in the fight against Mercedes-Benz

    BMW plans the biggest rollout of new and revamped models in its history as the luxury-car maker fights back after losing the global sales crown to Mercedes-Benz. Over the next two years, the Munich-based manufacturer will unveil 40 vehicles, including the new X2 compact sport utility vehicle and...

    POSTED 10 Apr, 2017 0 Comments

  • Why Montblanc's new Summit smartwatch matters

    Montblanc is a niche brand going up against the likes of Apple and Casio - but that might be exactly why it has a shot. Last month, the luxury watchmaker became the first brand in the Richemont family of luxury companies to put out a smartwatch. The Montblanc Summit, based on Google's Andr...

    POSTED 7 Apr, 2017 0 Comments

  • Your next Porsche may find its own parking spot

    Porsche is shifting its focus beyond horsepower and handling to services like finding nearby parking spots and providing real-time weather data that warn drivers of icy roads. The goal is for so-called digital services to generate at least 10 percent of annual revenue in the medium term, the Stu...

    POSTED 4 Apr, 2017 1 Comment

  • Here are the eight best watches from Baselworld 2017

    Laying eyes on the bustle of Baselworld, you would hardly get the idea that watchmakers are, as sales figures and other indicators attest, not enjoying their rosiest days. Here –in Basel, Switzerland, at the industry's foremost trade show – business would seem to be booming. Then you ...

    POSTED 31 Mar, 2017 0 Comments

  • Bar review: J.Boroski, Hong Kong

    J.Boroski is the Hong Kong outpost of a popular Bangkok cocktail bar by the same name, with both interiors designed by Aussie Ashley Sutton (of Iron Fairies Bangkok and Ophelia Hong Kong fame). Despite only opening a few years ago, the cocktails at the Bangkok bar are said to be world class...

    POSTED 20 Mar, 2017 0 Comments

  • Volkswagen reveals new Arteon fastback sedan

    Volkswagen has always been known for its conservative design language but now the company behind "the people's car" intends to shift that perception with the Arteon – a sporty fastback sedan which blasts away the bland. But  Volkswagen's aims for the Arteon stretch beyond this ...

    POSTED 8 Mar, 2017 0 Comments

  • Sampling the gin selection at the Qantas first class lounge

    The Qantas first class lounge has a well-stocked selection of wines and spirits, including a trio of gins which are worth trying on their own or even with your meal. Except maybe breakfast. The lounge's 'signature gin' comes from the highly-regarded Four Pillars distillery, based in Victo...

    POSTED 6 Mar, 2017 8 Comments

  • Range Rover Velar unveiled, Australian pricing announced

    The onslaught of new luxury SUV models continues with the debut of Range Rover's new Velar, the fourth model to appear in the Range Rover lineup. Slotting in nicely between the Evoque compact SUV and the larger Range Rover Sport, the new Velar should prove to be a hit with occasional-adventurers...

    POSTED 2 Mar, 2017 7 Comments

  • Review: Kyza Travel Wallet

    Kyza's Travel Wallet is a canny two-wallets-in-one product aimed at the frequent traveller, or even the infrequent traveller for that matter. At first glance it's just a stylish passport wallet, with scored textured leather on the outside and a smoother finish on the inside. There's room for ...

    POSTED 3 Feb, 2017 11 Comments

  • Inside the invitation-only Johnnie Walker House, Singapore

    Like its counterparts in Beijing, Shanghai and Seoul, Johnnie Walker House Singapore is designed for the brand's private clients, drawn from the 'high net worth' and 'ultra-high net worth' ranks. Located within the Singapore offices of parent company Diageo, the Johnnie Walker Hou...

    POSTED 31 Jan, 2017 3 Comments

  • Five stand-out watches from Geneva's SIHH 2017 show

    The SIHH watch fair, held each January in Geneva, kicks off the new year with a wave of timepieces from historic power brands and noteworthy independents. Here are our picks of five stylish stars from SIHH 2017. Baume & Mercier Clifton Club A sports-minded spin on the Clifton dress watch, ...

    POSTED 26 Jan, 2017 0 Comments

  • On the road: Mazda MX-5 RF

    What we're driving: Mazda MX-5 RF What it costs: From $38,550 (excluding dealer and on-road costs – approx $42,500 drive-away) Why we're driving it On sale from February 1, this bold new take on the Mazda MX-5 grafts of a folding metal hard-top onto the iconic soft-top roadster for yea...

    POSTED 23 Jan, 2017 2 Comments

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