Blogger Spotlight, Lorre White The Luxury Guru

Celebrating our very own Lorre White - WOMAN of ACTION™ featured in the luxury magazine, Luxeinacity.com. Behind every great luxury blog, you will find a great story. Luxury bloggers are real people, not machines, and to successfully work with them, we recommend you get to know them a little better. Through our years at LuxeInACity, our luxury travel magazine, we have talked, collaborated and exchanged ideas with dozens of great bloggers from around the world. Since bloggers rarely … [Read more...]

Lorre White celebrates most luxury hotel in Florence, Italy

Visitors to Florence don’t usually see its true architectural legacy as they wander the cobbled streets. That’s because so much of the city’s artistry and opulence remain discrete; tucked-away like long-held secrets behind unadorned walls of stucco and stone. Even a treasure like the Four Seasons Hotel Firenze blends so faultlessly with adjacent structures that you might walk right past without even noticing it. Only upon entering the soaring frescoed courtyard do you realize you’ve arrived … [Read more...]

Swiss watch industry @ Credit Suisse Reports

Credit Suisse has recently published a major study on the Swiss watches industry. The main topics include: the importance and upsurge of the sector, industrial concentration and distribution, the weight of China and emerging countries. The Credit Suisse report highlights that the watch industry is an economic driving force for Switzerland. Between 2010 and 2012, it recorded an average growth of exports of 17% per year, far ahead of other industries. In 2012, the volume of its sales abroad … [Read more...]

Ultra-high-net-worth decreases in Brazil, China

Ultra-high-net-worth population decreases in Brazil, China The combined wealth of global ultra-high-net-worth individuals has grown to a record high, although the ultra-high-net-worth population has dropped in Brazil and China, according to a new report by Wealth-X and UBS. The “Wealth-X and UBS World Ultra Wealth Report 2013” explores the global population of ultra-high-net-worth individuals and their income on both a global and local market scale. Examining the global wealth of … [Read more...]

Brazil’s Next Generation of Wealth, Lorre White

As Brazil enters the global spotlight with the World Cup and Olympics on the horizon, an increasing number of luxury brands are looking at opportunities within the market. Brazil is the largest economy in South America and the eighth biggest economy globally. Following the 2009 recession, consumer and investor confidence revived and GDP growth reached 7.5% in 2010 – the highest growth rate in the past 25 years. The country has a tightly regulated, domestically focused, cash-rich economy, … [Read more...]

Lorre White celebrates more ‘Women Traveling Solo’

The number of females traveling alone, for both business and leisure travel, is on the rise according to recent figures released from Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH). With over 520 hotels in more than 70 countries, the company is reporting interesting trends in sole occupancy across its diverse portfolio. Between 2011 and 2012, SLH saw growth in single occupancy travel across the board in terms of both revenue and number of room nights, with the number of sole occupancy room nights … [Read more...]

Lorre White celebrates Lamborghini 50th Anniversary!

Lamborghini celebrates its 50th anniversary, it has unveiled the Lamborghini Egoista As Lamborghini celebrates its 50th anniversary, it has unveiled the Lamborghini Egoista Concept, which is powered by a 600 hp V10 engine. At the last stop of the Grande Giro d’Italia tour, the single-seater concept was shown off, which was designed by Walter da Silva, the Head of Design for the Volkswagen Group. According to designboom: “the cockpit, made completely of carbon fiber and aluminum, … [Read more...]

Lorre White celebrates ‘Top Places during the Monaco Grand Prix’

Monaco is the byword for glamour, gaming and the globe’s greatest Grand Prix. It boasts more bars, cars and Michelin stars per square metre than anywhere else on earth. On the weekend of 25th May, the world peers in at the planet's chicest city-state. This most glamorous episode of the Formula 1 calendar is the one every driver wants to win. Indeed, Monaco is the only Grand Prix where the most expensive grandstand tickets – which hover around $3,000 for the race weekend – sell out first. … [Read more...]

Lorre White celebrates ‘Virgin Galactic one flight closer to Space Tourism’

Virgin Galactic one flight closer to Space Tourism (CNN) -- Virgin Galactic is one flight closer to becoming a commercial "spaceline." The company's passenger spacecraft, SpaceShipTwo, completed its first rocket-powered flight Monday morning above the Mojave Desert in California. About 45 minutes into the flight, SpaceShipTwo was released from its carrier craft, WhiteKnightTwo. Ignition of the rocket motor was triggered, carrying SpaceShipTwo to a maximum altitude of 56,000 feet. During … [Read more...]

Lorre White reports Starwood CEO: ‘Yesterday’s luxury is tomorrow’s necessity’

Inside Starwood’s "Out-of-the-Box Thinking” session, the chief executive discussed how Starwood’s St. Regis, The Luxury Collection and W Hotels are responding to challenges in targeting the new luxury consumer. Savvy marketers will examine how the industry is changing as a result of this new fast-moving, technology-driven age and respond quickly. “The wealthy today are more diverse,” said Frits van Paasschen, president/CEO of Starwood Hotels & Resorts. “There are more wealthy Women; and … [Read more...]

Lorre White celebrates Next Generation of Luxury Mobile Phones

Practical, technical and elegantly beautiful, the VERTU Ti has it all   For many people, an iPhone is considered more than adequate when it comes to smartphones with a high-quality combination of sleek design, solid qualityand an intuitive interface. While it undoubtedly possesses these qualities, when put side by side with the new release from luxury mobile phone manufacturer Vertu, it pales in comparison. Vertu is the leading provider of luxury mobile phones in the world, … [Read more...]

Lorre White reports ‘Central & Eastern European luxury markets ..’

Central & Eastern European luxury markets continue downturn Political instability has been adding to the prolongued financial crisis in Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Ukraine – resulting in a decrease in buying power, drop in direct foreign investments and an even more restrictive access to credit. This has translated into a drop in luxury sales in all the four countries, across all sectors, especially fashion, jewellery, watches and cars. An increase in wealthy nationals shopping at … [Read more...]

Lorre White celebrates ‘less traditional’ things ‘to do’ in Paris!

Paris in the Spring Time to explore Paris is the ultimate luxury. But deciding how to spend that precious time is always the challenge. You can visit the iconic monuments, Mona Lisa at the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, and Notre Dame, wade through the crowds and click them off your list. Or you can take a slightly different road map and experience the history of this great city through some less visited, yet equally ( in some cases more so) impressive sites. The list below is highly … [Read more...]

Affluent Women are controlling Purse Strings, says Luxury Institute

Affluent women are the main spenders of affluent households Affluent female consumers are making 68 percent of their household’s purchases, while more women are becoming the bread winners of their families, according to a new survey from the Luxury Institute. Women are now more involved in purchasing and financial decisions for the family than ever before. Since this trend is likely to continue, luxury marketers should look to target affluent women to drive sales. “This means that … [Read more...]

Tamara Mellon is Taking Action after sale of Jimmy Choo empire ($800 mil)

“Fashion is what I know.”   After selling her Jimmy Choo empire for more than $800 million, Tamara Mellon is ready to announce her much-anticipated new venture, her own namesake fashion label Tamara Mellon, OBE is the former Chief Creative Officer and co-founder of Jimmy Choo, a luxury brand that offers designer shoes, handbags and a range of accessories. She stepped down from the brand in November 2011 after its acquisition by Labelux. Mellon has been quietly working on her grand … [Read more...]

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