Monthly Archives: July 2010

Chris Brown and Usher Heat Things Up in Jamaica

I’m back from sipping mojitos on the beach, rubbing elbows with media and being in the presence of some of the biggest names in the music industry.  The 2010 Reggae Sumfest held in Montego Bay this past weekend was a feast for the senses as dancehall and reggae sensations like Elephant Man, Shaggy, Mavado, Beenie Man and countless others entertained up to 50,000 people each day in the Jamaican heat.  Things really sizzled when Chris Brown and Usher took the stage much to the delight of screaming female fans who couldn’t get enough of their gyrating six-packs.   Both R & B singers put on high-energy performances with Michael-Jackson inspired dance moves that wowed the crowd.  They even began recording a song together during their time in Jamaica.  OMG!

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A Dash of SALT

Angelina Jolie’s new flick SALT about a Russian spy, looks as interesting as her colorful personal life.  The glamorous actress and her newly beardless partner, Brad Pitt dazzled the red carpet at Monday’s SALT premiere in Los Angeles.  Angelina looked stunning in a short sequined Armani dress and Brad dapper in a Tom Ford suit.

SALT director Phillip Noyce seems to have no regrets giving Angelina the lead in the film, which was originally intended for Tom Cruise.  “You really believe that she is knocking those bad guys down with such strength!” he said.

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Fit for a King

King Mohamed VI of Morocco has not spared any expense in welcoming guests to his sumptuous new hotel, Le Royal Mansour which is comprised of 53 luxurious riads in the old medina of Marrakech. Nestled within 8 acres of fragrant gardens, each riad comes with its own rooftop pool and enchanting views of the Atlas Mountains. There are underground tunnels within which staff operate, discretely handling the needs of discerning globetrotters.  A luxurious Moroccan spa and hammam, library, 3 Michelin-starred restaurants and private butler service are some of the features of this property. A magical experience awaits for $2100 to $28,000 per night, depending upon size of the room.

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Gwyneth’s Goop

The gorgeous Gwyneth Paltrow dishes some delicious ‘goop’ in her new cookbook “My Father’s Daughter.”  In the book, she celebrates the late Bruce Paltrow’s love for cooking and food that has been passed onto her through some tried-and-tested recipes.  Until the book hits shelves in May 2011, fans of the 37 year old Oscar-winning actress, mother of two and domestic diva can check out her lifestyle blog, Goop, as well as the August issue of Vogue.

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“Invest in what’s real. Clean as you go. Drink while you cook. Make it fun. It doesn’t have to be complicated. It will be what it will be.” -G.P.

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Billionaire Babes

The Forbes list of heiresses to watch includes the following low-key lovelies who are a formidable force in growing their family fortunes:

  1. Emma Bloomberg (daughter of Michael Bloomberg, net worth $18B)
  2. Andrea Soros (daughter of George Soros, $14B)
  3. Roberta and Silvana Armani (nieces of Georgio Armani, $5.3B)
  4. Nisa Godrej (daughter of Adi Godrej, $5.2B)
  5. Dylan Lauren (daughter of Ralph Lauren, $4.6B)
  6. Jennifer Woo (daughter of Peter Woo, $4.3B)
  7. Roshni Nadar (daughter of Shiv Nadar, $4.2B)image
  8. Holly Branson (daughter of Richard Branson, $4B)
  9. Aerin Lauder (daughter of Ronald Lauder, $2.6B)
  10. Ivanka Trump (daughter of Donald Trump, $2B)

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The Bold and Beautiful

Once you’ve been behind the wheel of a bold vehicle such as a Range Rover, you might not ever drive another car again.  Style maven, Victoria Beckham, recently helped celebrate Range Rover’s 40th anniversary at The Orangery Restaurant at Kensington Palace, where the ‘green’ Range Rover Evoque debuted amidst a fashionable London crowd.  The former Spice Girl, wearing a gorgeous nude-toned dress from her own line, graciously accepted her role as creative designer for the next Range Rover model affirming the company’s commitment to style.

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Sailing the World

If you have ever dreamt of living on a ship and have a few million dollars to spare, you can do just that.  Travel around the globe on The World, a residential cruise ship offering 165 apartment style accommodations from luxury studios to the penthouse suite selling at a cool USD $13,500,000.

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