The Art of the Portfolio
International eXcellence Yachting
"I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best." Oscar Wilde
"Next to excellence is the appreciation of it." William Makepeace Thackery
"If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way" Martin Luther King Jr.
"I do the very best I know how, the very best I can, and I mean to keep on doing so until the end." Abraham Lincoln
"We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life." Steve Jobs
Rediscover the four terraces of Hôtel Fouquet's Barrière. Fine weather is on the way, along with the irresistible urge to relax and enjoy the sunshine!
The Mille Miglia in Italy
Magic in Morocco: Essaouira is an adventurers and surfers' paradise rich in African, Oriental and European history.
The 2012 edition of Panerai British Classic Week, an annual highlight of the global regatta calendar, saw a record entry of 83 yachts.
Yves de Contades jetted off to Morocco to luxuriate in the finest hotels, spas and restaurants in Casablanca and Rabat.
Top 10 Fastest Super Cars in the World
Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
Bentley will unleash some of its fastest and most powerful cars at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in July.
Top 10 Most expensive yachts in the world
Lurssen $622 million Project Azzam
Price: $622 million
DeLorean Motor Company and Epic Electric Vehicles Unveil Electric Version of Iconic DeLorean Automobile Houston, Texas & Vista, California – DeLorean Motor Company, Inc.
The Top Ten Most Expensive Watches in the World
1. Chopard 201-Carat Watch – $25 million
2. Patek Philippe Henry Graves Super Complication Pocket Watch – $11 million
3. Patek Philippe Reference 1527 Wristwatch – $5 million
April 16th 2013 – The Grosvenor House Hotel
Royal Ballet Dancer to release book of photographs revealing a unique insight into the Company and its dancers.
Ladies Day at Goodwood Revival-Classic Car Racing, Classic planes
Fishing with dolphins
Yves de Contades took a luxury tour of the Sultanate of Oman and went fishing with dolphins.
City Slicker Credits: Photographer- Yves De Contades Photographer’s Assistant- Darren Lynsdale Stylist- Sara Darling Stylist’s Assistant- Amy Still Hair and Make up- Andrew McCalla using Dermologica Models- Martha Wesley Shot 1 Wesley Jacket- Pal Zileri Check shirt- Jaeger Black and White trouser
Invesco and Jyske Invest Win Top Group Awards
Exhibition: 14 May – 4 September 2013, RIBA, 66 Portland Place, W1. Free admission
Accompanied by an ‘Out of India’ series of talks and events including a special Mumbai ‘Last Tuesday’ evening on 25 June
Curated by Dr Irena Murray with exhibition design by David Adjaye
Fascinating Hangzhou city, on China’s east coast close to Shanghai, welcomed back at the beginning of the month the internationally acclaimed ‘Impression West Lake’ staged production and nightly spectacular. The one-hour show of local legends and myths is presented in five seamless acts and was
Fashion shoot on the stunning yacht 'Christina Onassis' in Canary Wharf London
Rotterdam / Doha, 8 March 2013 – After winning an international competition, OMA has been announced as masterplanners for Airport City, a new 10km2 development where 200,000 people will live and work, linking the new Hamad International Airport with the city of Doha, Qatar.