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Visiting the swimming pigs at Pig Beach, Bahamas is one of the exceptional wildlife experiences of the yachting world and a must-do on a Bahamas yacht charter, as some of the celebrity Instagram images featured below, show. There’s nothing quite like the excitement of seeing the pigs launch themselves from the white sandy beach into the water and paddle out to the tender to approach you. The water is so crystal clear that you can see their trotters paddling furiously below as the pigs hold their snouts above the surface. No-one quite knows how the adorable snuffly residents of Pig Beach came to the uninhabited island of Big Major Cay in the first place. Some say that they were left there by sailors or pirates who planned to return to eat them later, while others believe that the pigs swam ashore from a nearby shipwreck – thereby getting their swimming…

Having been in the industry of creating luxury interior designs for many years, we decided to take a closer look at the notion of luxury and what this word means? As our society and cultural values change, the notion of luxury changes with them. Ultimately, everyone has their own version of luxury, but we would like to explore a bit the history of the subject and to see what luxury means to Londoners today. Luxury in the past The word luxury originates from the Latin word, luxuria, which means to dislocate and to grow rank. The Greeks, who could afford luxurious products, bought these to get extraordinary personal pleasure, but most of all to show their wealth and status to others. During the Renaissance the French king Louis XIV built the Chateau de Versailles. This building was and still is the largest and the most luxurious building from that era.…

A debut collection of gold and leather jewellery imbued with mesmerizing scents by renowned niche perfumer, Kilian Hennessy, offers a uniquely visual way of wearing the brand’s exquisitely complex fragrances. There is an art to wearing perfume and there is such a thing as wearing too much. But what if you could put on the right amount every time in a matter of seconds? The L’Oeuvre Noire capsule collections from ByKilian provides an easy-to-wear balance of jewellery and fragrance. Maintaining the timeless look and feel of the brand’s iconic packaging, the jewellery collections feature tassels and engraved Grecian key and wave patterns inspired by Achilles and Hector from Homer’s epic, The Iliad. The Jewels of L’Oeuvre Noire collection showcases four women’s necklaces featuring tassels of delicate black onyx or metal beads on a scented silk cord, an ornate gilded cage, and a vintage-inspired locket resembling modern-day pomanders scented with one of the perfume house’s…

The Frame Chair made its impressive appearance at this fall’s MAISON&OBJET trade fair in Paris, Sept. 6-10, 2013. It was selected and debuted at the “funt@sy” Trends Forum where the best of the new chic and striking, quirky and disrespectful, bold and provocative design tendencies were presented. Curator of the inspirational exhibition (one of the three, staged by MAISON&OBJET under the common “Energies” theme) was monsieur Vincent Gregoiré for the NellyRodi Agency The Frame Chair represents a huge baroque frame in which you can sit. Luxurious and extravagant, bold and brimming with personality, the chair sets up an exciting ambiance and an exclusive atmosphere. Impressive with its dimensions (180cms height/ 85kgs weight), but surprisingly comfortable, its surreal concept draws the attention. Given the right place, illumination and affection, the Frame Chair can be incorporated into any environment- classic, modern or contemporary. We can just imagine this chair gracing spaces such…

From teeing off at some of the world’s top golf courses, luxurious tropical island resorts to customized shopping experiences in some of the world’s style capitals, Visa Premium cardholders planning their next getaway can enjoy unique experiences and privileges from Visa. James Lim, Head of Consumer Products, Asia Pacific, Central Europe, Middle East and Africa, Visa, said, “Visa spending data shows that travel ranks high on the list of Visa Premium cardholders – discerning individuals who are always on the lookout for memorable and unique experiences. This year, with its range of handpicked offers, the 2013 Visa Premium Access program has been carefully put together to cater to the travel requirements of Visa Premium cardholders. All they need to do is simply pick the experience or service they want and leave the rest to Visa’s concierge.” Highlights of the Visa 2013 Privileges Program include: Go enjoy luxury stays with Visa…