Princess Diana’s record-breaking gown sells for more than US$600,000

A bidding war over a purple velvet gown that belonged to Princess Diana pushed the dress to sell for more than US$600,000 on Friday, reaching five times higher than its pre-auction estimate to become the most valuable of the late royal’s gowns ever sold at auction. Key Facts Four bidders competed for the gown for […]

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Put the Maison de Sabre luxe leather goods stamp on your personal brand

Two brothers from New Zealand, both qualified dental surgeons, decided to sink their teeth into the world of luxury leather goods. When it came to fixing teeth, the creative spirit was not fulfilled for Omar and Zane Sabre. Their entrepreneurial spirit had lain dormant for some years as they studied and worked as dental surgeons […]

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Weddings for the rich and fabulous

A Sydney entrepreneur who is a global leader in destination weddings helps couples have the wedding of their dreams – anywhere on the planet. Wendy Daoud El-Khoury was working in banking when her brother bought a wedding venue in Western Sydney and asked her to help him out on the weekends. She found herself captivated […]

RIEDEL’s CEO on the cross he has to carry

Maximilian Riedel is RIEDEL’s 11th-generation chief executive officer – the world-renowned luxury glassware business with Austrian roots. Riedel reveals the challenges the 266-year-old business faces – and the opportunities. Maximilian Riedel isn’t a regular CEO – he is a cool CEO. His personal Instagram page, which boasts nearly 230,000 followers (his company, RIEDEL, has about […]

Ash Barty and Rado collaborate on the new True Square Limited Edition

An adaptation of the classic True Square in Rado’s signature high-tech ceramic, the Ash Barty Limited Edition III design collaboration signifies new, exciting times for both Ash and the Rado Brand. Former WTA No.1 and 2022 Australian Open Women’s Singles Champion Ash Barty and her long-standing partner, Rado, have launched their collaborative Limited-Edition III timepiece. […]

From luxury to lifestyle: Montblanc CEO

Montblanc has long been known for writing instruments, but its recent – and somewhat subtle – pivot into large leather goods is a reflection of the company’s journey from luxury to lifestyle, CEO Nicolas Baretzki says. Since its inception in 1906, Montblanc has been widely known for its eclectic line of collectible luxury writing instruments. […]

Travel trends an eclectic mix for 2023

With borders open and travellers keen to make the most of destinations all over the world, Forbes Life looks at the mix on offer. Maroma, a Belmond Hotel, will reopen on the Riviera Maya, south of Cancun, Mexico. Set on 200 acres (81 hectares) of lush tropical jungle and the white sands of Mexico’s Caribbean […]

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What money can’t buy: Leah Purcell – Multi-award-winning playwright, actor, director, screenwriter and producer

Leah Purcell has brought extraordinary First Nations’ stories to light in an incredible career on stage and screen. The value of blood and culture: Multi-award-winning playwright, actor, director, screenwriter and producer Leah Purcell has brought extraordinary First Nations’ stories to light in an incredible career on stage and screen. Purcell reveals it’s her people, her […]

Tara Whiteman is better known to her 1.3 million Instagram fans as ‘Tara Milk Tea’.

Influencer ‘Tara Milk Tea’ on the pursuit of playful luxury

Once upon a time, no one knew what an influencer was. Tara Whiteman wrote the blueprint. When Tara Whiteman started posting photos of her meals at local cafes in Sydney on Instagram, she didn’t realise that what she was doing could become her full-time job. Back in 2014, the term ‘influencer’ was little known. The […]