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McLaren Automotive, creator of luxury, high-performance sportscars and supercars, has for the very first time, donated a bespoke McLaren 570S Spider to the Elton John AIDS Foundation which was auctioned at the Argento Ball in association with BVLGARI & Bob and Tamar Manoukian on Wednesday, June 27 2018. Charitable Giving Every pound of the £725,000 it raised will be going to the Foundation to help with its goal of creating an AIDS-free future for everybody. The ball took place at Elton John’s home, Woodside in Berkshire UK, with Graham Norton as master of ceremonies and Ed Sheeran giving a special performance. Distinctive Bespoke Car with Enhancements To mark the unique occasion and to celebrate the Argento Ball’s silver anniversary, the special 570S Spider is hand-sprayed in special metallic ‘Blade Silver’. The 10-spoke lightweight alloy wheels are in contrasting Stealth finish while the carbon ceramic brake callipers are picked out in…

The one-of-a-kind Purple Heart Cire Perdue designed and created by Elton John and LALIQUE raised $80,000 USD. The auction took place at the Foundation’s March 4 Academy Awards Viewing Party auction in Los Angeles with 100% of proceeds benefiting the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF), a leader in the global effort to end AIDS. All proceeds from the auction will benefit EJAF’s lifesaving work. This exceptional sculpture is a heart form that was chosen because it is a universal symbol of love and the color purple signifies spirituality and emotion versus materialism, the same core values expressed by the ELTON JOHN MUSIC IS LOVE collection. “The heart is inspired by the Tourbillons motif, an iconic and recognizable LALIQUE design, and includes a clef symbol that embodies the name of the collaboration, ELTON JOHN MUSIC IS LOVE,” says Marc Larminaux, Artist & Creative Director of LALIQUE. “Love is ultimately what guides…

Three of the Limited Edition Pieces are Currently Being Auctioned Online to Benefit Golden Hat Foundation On Saturday 10 June 2017, in its boutique located at Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris, Swiss watchmaker Longines, together with its Ambassador of Elegance Kate Winslet, presented an exclusive and very limited timepiece: The Flagship Heritage by Kate Winslet, featuring the same dial as The Flagship Heritage – 60th Anniversary 1957-2017. Three models of this exclusive Flagship Heritage by Kate Winslet Watch will be auctioned online to benefit The Golden Hat Foundation, a charity co-founded by the British actress. The Foundation is dedicated to changing the way people on the autism spectrum are perceived. During a visit to the brand’s headquarters in Switzerland last year, the actress chose the dial, the case and strap of the watch. Five gold pieces have been produced and named after the brand ambassador. The models numbered 2/5, 3/5 and 4/5 will…

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has unveiled a seminal new concept in luxury, crafted for one very special customer, St Richard’s Hospital Pediatric Day Surgery Unit in the marque’s home town of Chichester, West Sussex. The appropriately-named Rolls-Royce SRH will allow children awaiting surgery to drive themselves to the operating theatre, through the Pediatric Unit corridors which are lined with ‘traffic signs’. The experience of ‘self-drive to theatre’ aims to reduce child patient stress. Unveiled in Style with Two Tiny Test Drivers Rolls-Royce Motor Cars welcomed two test drivers from the Pediatric Unit at St Richard’s Hospital, Molly Matthews and Hari Rajyaguru, to the Home of Rolls-Royce. Molly and Hari viewed the car being unveiled in style at the company’s Goodwood Studio in the same manner for all Rolls-Royce’s VIP customers. This exclusive event served as final validation and pre-delivery inspection of the Rolls-Royce SRH ahead of the official handover to the…

The Pangolin Collection Jewelry by African Luxury Brand Patrick Mavros This striking new jewellery collection is an exciting launch for the renowned African luxury brand, Patrick Mavros. Designed by Patrick’s son, Patrick Mavros Jnr, the collection has been created to raise awareness of the remarkably rare and highly endangered pangolin. This powerful collection of 25 pieces features rings, necklaces, cuffs and buckles in sterling silver, 18 carat gold and 18 carat rose gold. And, for the first time in the brand’s history, it will also produce limited edition pieces set with pavé diamonds. Ten per cent of all profits will be donated to the Tikki Hywood Trust, which works tirelessly to help protect the ground pangolin. Founded by Lisa Hywood in 1994 in memory of her late father Tikki Hywood, the trust strives to bring awareness of the plight of the pangolin, and operates a wildlife rescue centre in addition…

Wheels Up Founder and CEO Kenny Dichter announced the launch of WHEELS UP CARES, a philanthropic initiative to identify a cause important to the Company, and its members, to support by raising awareness and funds. Through the WHEELS UP CARES program, a Wheels Up Beechcraft King Air 350i aircraft is custom-designed to represent the established charity to enter the fleet—where it will remain indefinitely—as a flying symbol of each charity’s mission. WHEELS UP CARES kicks off Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in September with the first-ever teal Beechcraft King Air 350i joining the Wheels Up fleet in support of the Janet Burros Memorial Foundation. The inspiration for the Teal Plane comes from Wheels Up members Mara Sandler, Janet Burros’ daughter and advocate, and her husband, Ricky. “Just as Wheels Up has transformed private aviation, we set out to create an innovative way to inspire others to support great causes and ‘UP’…

CHARITY & PHILANTHROPY Y.CO, the challenger brand of the superyacht industry, and The Lewis Moody Foundation have joined forces on a series of extreme fundraising challenges around the world. Following their headnorth Polar Expedition which raised over €250,000 in 2015, the team are taking on headeast this December. Y.CO Co-Founders Gary Wright and Charlie Birkett and Director Yacht Management Yves Damette will be joined by Rugby World Cup Winner Lewis Moody MBE, other rugby stars and explorer Alan Chambers MBE on this demanding cycling challenge. The team aims to raise over £75,000 for The Lewis Moody Foundation. headeast will see the Team take on a gruelling 1,000km cycle challenge over 10 days from Saigon, Vietnam, to Angkor Watt, Cambodia, cycling up to 130km per day. The route takes in steep mountain climbs up to 1,500 metres above sea level, dense jungles and remote temples, in humid conditions and temperatures of 30-35oC. A limited number…

Escape to enjoy a five-day horse racing extravaganza, formerly named Glorious Goodwood, hosting the finest entertainment, food and fashion amongst the setting of the Goodwood Estate. Taking place from Tuesday 26 until Saturday 30 July, Qatar Goodwood Festival 2016 will showcase British horse racing at its finest alongside an abundance of food, champagne and strawberries. With over 200 years of history and experience, Goodwood Racecourse is the ultimate destination for racing and entertainment. Nestled amongst 12,000 acres of idyllic countryside, this beautiful course provides the perfect backdrop to a unique and classically British affair. Qatari Investment Keeping Goodwood Glorious The year 2016 marks the second year of Qatar’s sponsorship, the benefits of the investment will be seen in areas other than the horse racing, with wonderful infrastructural changes taking place. Improvements include the impressive new Owner’s and Trainer’s restaurant, where connections can celebrate their horse’s success. Guests will also be able to enjoy a…

KELLY LE BROCK Exclusive Interview EAT LOVE SAVOR Magazine’s Founder, Editor in Chief and Publisher Angela Tunner spoke with Ms. Le Brock in this exclusive interview. During their in depth conversation, Ms. Le Brock a charming, well spoken woman, opened up sharing her stories about her life after the limelight, discussing her view points and philosophies, her vision and perspectives on luxury, allowing us to go deeper into her mind; beyond the superficiality and into what drives her and the essence of what makes Kelly who she is. There is much more than meets the eye to actress, food enthusiast, farmer and philanthropist Kelly Le Brock. The woman behind the beautiful face, movie roles and headlines, is an intelligent, soulful, articulate, insightful and passionate woman who embraces simplified luxurious living and clean healthy food who farms much of it herself.  Beyond her sophistication, world travels, and a life lived in…

The end of the year promises to be thrilling for Jaeger-LeCoultre, which invites you to join it for highlights and unique moments in the world of polo. In Argentina, for the past ten years, the Manufacture has been supporting players and their teams through charity dinners and evenings. As an expression of its ongoing commitment to the sport, the Grande Maison will be serving for the third year running as Official Sponsor and Official Timekeeper for the 122nd Argentine Polo Open in Buenos Aires. From November 23rd 2015, the eight best teams in the world will be vying with each other in Palermo for the title of this prestigious tournament. A competition lasting three weeks in which Jaeger-LeCoultre will be supporting its polo Ambassador, Eduardo Novillo Astrada as he, together with his team La Aguada Las Monjitas, will attempt to secure a place in the final on Saturday, December 12th…

LUXURY NEWS The Sentebale Polo Cup presented by Royal Salute World Polo is set to take place for the first time in Ghantoot Polo Club, Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates on Thursday 20th November. Now in its fourth year, Royal Salute continues to proudly partner with Sentebale, a charity founded by Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso in memory of their mothers. This year’s Cup will also commemorate an important milestone for Sentebale, having been ten years since Prince Harry visited Lesotho on his gap year, which prompted him, alongside Prince Seeiso, to make their commitment to helping the vulnerable children of Lesotho. Successful Polo Events Sentebale and Royal Salute have together hosted three extremely successful polo events across the four corners of the globe; in the UK in 2011, Brazil in 2012 followed most recently in Greenwich, USA in 2013. Today, Sentebale, which means ‘forget me not’ in…