• 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

  • Whisky review: Rittenhouse Straight Rye Whisky 100 Proof

    Rittenhouse Straight Rye Whisky is an affordable rye whisky which I originally bought for making cocktails – I've always enjoyed it in a Manhattan or Sazerac (a refreshing 'New Orleans variation' of a whiskey cocktail), where the 50% ABV holds up well. But it's also a well-regarded rye on ...

    POSTED 20 Jan, 2017 2 Comments

  • Alfa Romeo Giulia QV is ready to roar

    The segment for luxury performance sedans has typically been dominated by the Germans, with BMW’s M3 and the Mercedes-AMG C63 becoming a familiar sight on Australia’s roads.   If you’re after something a little different, with a bit of Italian flair and styling, the new Al...

    POSTED 6 Jan, 2017 1 Comment

  • BMW updates 2 Series range with new variants, engines, options

    BMW’s compact range of 2 Series coupes and convertibles were designed with fun in mind – after all, taking a small car and injecting it with plenty of power has always been a sure fire way to elicit grins from drivers, and in the case of the 2 Series, BMW gets the formula right in man...

    POSTED 9 Nov, 2016 0 Comments

  • Review: Cartier Drive watch

    Cartier is a brand perhaps better known for jewellery than horology, and certainly more aligned to the tastes of the fairer sex. But the luxury French maison crafted its first men’s watch in 1904 when founder Louis Cartier designed an aviator’s watch for his friend, Brazilian flyer A...

    POSTED 31 Oct, 2016 0 Comments

  • Mercedes-Benz Plug-in Hybrid S 500 e

    The Mercedes-Benz S-Class range has long been the benchmark for large luxury sedans, and now with the introduction of new plug-in hybrid technology, the Mercedes-Benz S 500 e offers drivers more efficiency and whisper-quiet operation without compromising on the renowned S-Class feature list. Thi...

    POSTED 25 Oct, 2016 0 Comments

  • Watch review: Tudor Heritage Black Bay Dark

    For most of its history, Tudor stood in the shadow of sibling super-brand Rolex. Even the name was decidedly non-Swiss – being chosen to honour the Tudor period of England and thus adopting a Tudor rose, and later a shield, as its emblem. Tudor was positioned as mainstream, more affordabl...

    POSTED 25 Oct, 2016 1 Comment

  • The all new Mercedes-Benz GLE 500 e Plug-in Hybrid

    When you think of an SUV, chances are that fuel efficiency is not the first thing that comes to mind – but Mercedes-Benz is hoping to change that with their all new GLE 500 e Plug-in Hybrid. This article is sponsored by Mercedes-Benz So how exactly do you make a large vehicle such as an S...

    POSTED 21 Oct, 2016 0 Comments

  • Raymond Weil Maestro Beatles Watch

    John, George, Paul, Ringo – and Raymond? That'd be Swiss luxury watchmaker Raymond Weil, which has long linked its name to musicians and composers, beginning with an Amadeus line in 1983. More recent pieces have celebrated artists as diverse as Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis and Bob Dylan&hell...

    POSTED 19 Oct, 2016 0 Comments

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