Inside the rubble of Diddy’s empire

Sean Combs was once on a glide path to becoming a billionaire. But as sexual assault allegations and civil lawsuits mount, business partners have fled and his brands have become increasingly worthless. And the worst news may be yet to come. Only rubble remains of Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ Bad Boy Worldwide headquarters in Manhattan. All […]

Inside the new world of luxury rehab

CEO’s don’t do group therapy. This article was featured in Issue 11 of Forbes Australia. Tap here to secure your copy. Ruth Limkin sat in a grand, empty house in the rolling green hills northwest of Brisbane, wondering where to start turning the place into a luxury rehab.  She was unfettered by any experience in the […]

The distilleries leading the next rum rebellion

The hot new rums that are set to transform your palate – and maybe overcome the consequences of teenaged misadventure. Tom Bulmer is on a mission to bring rum back to the top end of the market. Because it certainly never went away from the bottom end, he likes to point out, noting that Bundaberg […]

Louis Vuitton relaunches Escale as an elegant, branded dress watch

Louis Vuitton’s watch division is known for its high-concept, often outlandish designs, with wild colours and energetic automatons. It is therefore surprising, and refreshing to see the Escale collection refreshed as a time-only dress watch that is right on trend. The classic dress watch is a booming genre in high watchmaking, with brands competing to […]

Ferrari 296 GTS 2024 review: Is this the future of supercars?

The concept of a near-$800,000 plugin hybrid might be a hard sell to your traditional Ferrari diehard, who, like many of us, have marvelled (from afar) at the Italian marque’s iconic 8 and 12-cylinder engines, but rest assured there is a lot to love about this convertible 296 GTS which adds an intriguing layer to […]

Two 50-year-old whiskies and the $46,000 that separates them

Crucial tips on whisky investing … Or how to find that $9,000 bottle that will resell for $1 million. Bartender Kate McGraw recently paid $2,600 for a bottle of Johnnie Walker Red Label. Red Label retails for about $40, but this bottle was more than 50 years old, and McGraw bought it out of curiosity. […]

Philippines becomes world’s hottest luxury housing market as developers push million-dollar homes

Major real estate companies are accelerating the development of luxury residential projects in the Philippines and introducing more million dollar homes to tap resilient demand from both affluent local and foreign buyers in the world’s best-performing prime housing market. Prime residential prices in the Makati financial district and nearby towns climbed 26% in the 12 […]