Archive for the ‘EVENTS’ Category

Friday at Rosewood

May 4, 2009

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Happy 4/20

April 19, 2009

My favorite personal holiday.

Sothebys recreates Versace’s Villa

March 18, 2009

GQ UK puts us onto the news that Sothebys have recreated Gianni Versace’s villa ahead of their auction of some of his goods. GQ States:

“Highlights from the Villa Fontanelle – which was sold last year – include 19th-century stucco casts of Antonio Canova’s Pair Of Pugilists estimated to be worth up to £40,000, a pair of cherry-wood bookcases by Karl Roos worth £120,000 and a previously unseen painting by 18th-century artist Johann Zoffany. The lots, numbering 550 in total, are expected to fetch in excess of £2m when they go under the hammer on 18 March.”

Audemars Piguet Watches And The Rare Sport Of Elephant Polo

March 15, 2009

Team-based elephant polo doesn’t just sound like a weird sport, it is a real weird sport. First I heard about it was today when learning that luxury watch maker Audemars Piguet is one of the sponsors. Like the equestrian based polo we all know (and some love), elephant based polo utilizes the same concept – just longer mallets, more jockeys, and bigger animals.

The specific event I am talking about is known as the 2009 King’s Cup Elephant Polo game, held annually in the Golden Triangle region of Thailand at the Anantara Resort. We are talking about a lifestyle and world where the term “trumpet” is still used as a noun, and the sport, is still a local high-society favorite. Elephant polo is like a big pachyderm free for all – 12 teams compete for the coveted King’s Cup (video after the jump). One of the 12 teams will of course be the Audemars Piguet team, complete with elephant and two riders. One for the controls (elephant) and one with the mallet (mostly bamboo). In addition to having a team, Audemars Piguet is a co-sponsor of the event. So, ‘hear ye, hear ye, at the end of March, Audermars Piguet and Anantara Resorts trumpet the 2009 King’s Cup Elephant Polo challenge in Thailand.