The most expensive miniature cars ever made

It is a fun hobby, but expensive at the same time, being a miniature car collector.

Collecting for high class people is like having something valuable, in some cases even old but overall exclusive.

This is the reason of its increase in popularity as a high demanded hobby for the luxury loving sector of society.

This way, in this type of collection that we are about to discover in this post, three important factors are combined:

Love for cars, perfection made miniature and exclusivity.

The desire of having a Lamborghini, a Ferrari or a Volkswagen in the palm of your hand, with all kinds of details, for some, cannot be priced.

The market knows it and the ones who own a miniature car acknowledge they have a treasure.

Long time ago, miniature cars started to be made as toys and as mockups for automobile firms.

Prices were low along with the time when they were manufactured.

However, currently, having miniature cars from old times can be achieved by a small group of people.

Moreover, there are companies that make car mockups at very exclusive scales.

They make them at small quantities or even unique models, giving more exclusivity to the piece.

Handmade mockups produce in small batches can reach very high prices depending on the model and on the artist.

The most expensive miniature car is worth €7.5 million.

It is the Lamborghini Aventador Gold. This car is a true miniature piece of art, with all kind of details.

It has top added value and is covered in gold, making it the jewel of miniature manufacturing.

It tops the price of the real car, €400.000.

Furthermore, we will continue with our most expensive miniature cars ever made:

Lamborghini Aventador

It is an exact replica in the inside and outside of the real car and has been manufactured reproducing every detail and catching the eye of collectors as well as its older brother for its design and elegance.

It is worth around €6 million.

Bugatti Veyron

It is considered one of the most sophisticated miniature cars in the world.

It stands out for its simple cut 7.2 ct diamond and it is made of platinum and 24 karat gold.

Precious materials that make it worth around €2.4 million.

40th anniversary Hot Wheels

To commemorate its 40th anniversary, the prestigious Hot Wheels firm presented this magnificent car.

Valued at €140.000, it is made of 18 karat white gold and has 1388 blue diamonds, 988 black diamonds, 319 white diamonds and rubies.

It is a great jewel among the existent miniature cars.

Volkswagen Beach Bomb

It is considered the most valuable Hot Wheels of all time and it is known as the Holy Grail.

It is a 1969 unusually big prototype.

The price is €125.000.

Tomica’s Datsun Z432

It is the highest standing mockup for collectors.

The Tomica miniature car manufacturing company made this precious model which stands out for its elegance, for their 40th anniversary.

This miniature car was sold for €80.000.

Miniatura Datsun Z432 de Tomica

Pre-War “W.E Boyce” Dinky Nº 22D delivery van

Without any doubts, it is a relic and a collector’s piece that many would want to have.

This model is the melted metal priciest vehicle ever sold.

Miniature Dinky_Pre_war_No_22D_Delivery_Van_W_E_Boyce

250 GTO Ferrari

It is a classic among the Ferrari lovers and its miniature versions.

This model is considered as one of the best Ferraris in the world.

The price is about €18.000.

Hot Wheels Beatnik Bandit

It is made of crystal fiber and it is one of the 16 Sweet original Hot Wheels.

In 1963, the mockup was designed, and the range had different colors, with fuchsia being the most singular one.

This color was thought to be an attraction for girls at the time.

However, the color did not work as expected so the company stopped making them, becoming a hard to find piece.

The fuchsia model is valued at €15.000.

Miniatura Beatnik Bandit de Hot Wheels

1967 Matchbox Magirus Deutz (Nº 30) crane

It is one of the hardest to find and most desired pieces for collectors.

In its time, 1980, its price was €10, however, nowadays, if you get to find one, it is worth around €13.000.

Miniatura Grúa Magirus Deutz (N.º 30)

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18K gold Airpods

Luxury lovers always look for exclusivity to add value to everything they want to buy. Making common elements very valuable, this is the case of 18K gold Airpods.

These people always have the latest items in fashion, decoration, travels…customizing and luxurious technology is booming.

The newest and most desirable stuff for wealthy pockets are the technological devices.

With an exclusive touch brought by precious metals, standing out the gold.

Jewelry is becoming more and more related to the most expensive devices.

Thank to this, there are numerous products in the market that have been revalorized and have become a great attraction to customers.

Many high standing users look for cases or exclusive models made of precious stones and metals.

They want to acquire simple accessories but, at the same time, they need to be magnificent jewels.

This is what is happening with the AirPods, the popular wireless Apple earphones.

They left behind its original white plastic cover, replacing it with a 18K gold capsule.

Furthermore, the wireless charging case is also covered in gold.

This item has become a TOP product in the luxury sector and among the exclusivity and distinction lovers

It is Spanish creation

The famous Spanish Youtube star, Pablo Cimadevila is the mind behind the 18-carat gold Airpods.

He was a Paralympic athlete who won several medals in the Paralympic Games of Sidney, Athens and Beijing.

Now, he has redirected his life to the jewelry sector, achieving fame and prestige for his creations.

The Youtube star showed in his channel how he transformed simple Airpods in a luxurious piece of 18K gold.

While watching the video, the viewer can feel the dedication and care put into this masterpiece.

The “AirGolds”, as named by their creator, went through different manufacturing stages.

First of all, the original covering was removed to create an exact replica of it.

Once the 18K gold was melt, he started to model every detail to achieve astonishing results.

To transform these airpods into a real 18K gold jewel.

He did not want to sell them, he just wanted to show his work that inspired in the “Think Different” campaign used by Apple between 1997 and 2002.

Moreover, there are companies that are specialized on modifying these products to make them more desirable for the most exquisite tastes.

This is the case for the Russian company Caviar, specialized in exclusive and luxurious products.

They were the ones who sold the last Apple Airpods model covered in 18K gold.

The price was $67.280 (about €61.000), in last October, they were not only exclusive but unique because the company made just one pair.

The golden AirPods Pro are exactly the same as the original Apple product but made into a magnificent jewel.

They have flexible silicon pads to adapt to the user’s ears, they are water and sweat resistant, have noise cancelling system (one of the main additions to the very first model) and a more durable battery.

The only difference is the weight because they are covered in gold.

They even have the same characteristics but with 18K gold covering (75% pure), the earphones and the case, which is the reason why they cost 220 times more than the originals made by the Cupertino firm.

These 18K Airpods are affordable for just a few.

There are other luxurious Airpods models that, even though they are not up to previous model level, they are exclusive enough to some buyers.

Other models

There are other more modest models than the AirPods model offered by the Russian company.

Some black earphones that are covered on python skin ($1.550).

A different green version, with a crocodile skin covered case ($1.550).

And a white crystal one ($1.320).

Covering technical products with precious materials and mainly gold is becoming more trendy.

Due to the high expectations and constant demand, companies work on the luxurious versions at the same time as the original products are being launched.

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Vacations in the Maldives, its most luxurious side

The Maldives is one of the main holiday destinations chosen for its luxury.

It is located in the Indic Ocean, made up by more than 1200 islands and is considered as one of the most beautiful and exclusive places in the world.

The Maldives is one of the most demanded destinations for luxury tourism and it has been growing in the last years by opening incredible hotels and resorts.

Buildings in the middle of the water with infinite pools, dinners under the stars, exotic nature and tons of details make it the real paradise.

It becomes hard to pick the right hotel because the vast majority of them are luxurious with exclusive and personalized service for every client´s expectations.

In the following lines, we will show you the most relevant hotels and resorts in order to hel you pick the right one.

Soneva Jani Maldivas

It is not your typical resort, it is built in a 5 km private lagoon, it can be considered a private atoll, surrounded by 5 uninhabited islands.

It is the resort with the lowest room density ratio in the world.

Also, it has one of the largest on water villas among the resorts in the Maldives and in the world, with 1245 sq meters and 4 bedrooms.

Lux North Male

It banks on modern architecture leaving behind the hay roofs to enjoy the most out its villas´ roofs.

The villas were designed by the Singapore based Miaja Design Group.

Each one of the 67 residences is just a few minutes away from the capital on fast boat.

The private terrace in every villa where clients can enjoy a movie in a big screen, practice yoga, have some drinks or some dinner under the stars.

Each one also has a pool, a sauna and hammam.

On the other hand the common facilities offer different restaurants options from Glow´s international food to japonese-peruvian food from Inti and Barium´s signature food.

The resort offers bars, cafés, pools, 24 hour butler service, a private yacht for excursions, tennis and beach volleyball courts, water sports, workshops directed by experts and a children´s club.

JW Marriott Maldives

The first JW Marriot Maldives accommodation is situated on an idyllic moon shaped islet in the Saviyani atoll (an hour away from Malé by seaplane).

A total of 60 villas form the complex which are known for being some of the roomiest in the Maldives, each of them is equipped with a private pool and all sorts of comforts.

Its offer is completed by five restaurants from different parts of the world, also three cocktail bars, spa and all kinds of activities to get involved in the island live.

Intercontinental Maldives Maamunagau

It is located in Raa atoll close to a UNESCO biosphere reserve which hosts exuberant wildlife, from majestic manta rays to playful dolphins.

The complex has 81 villas which are distributed among the beach, the lagoon and the water.

It combines private white sand beaches, contemporary designing and spectacular views of the Indic Ocean bottoms.

The whole hotel was designed around the idea of sustainability.

It is collaborating with different conservation organizations.

It encourages its guests to discover the ecosystem by participating in its preservation.

There is no need to renounce to luxury or sophistication.

Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi

In the middle of a coralline bottom lagoon the Fairmont Maldives is found and it offers itself as an exquisite destination only 55 minutes away from Malé by seaplane.

It is also known as “the underwater secret island” and it hosts a complex of 120 rooms and villas erected over the water and with their own private pool.

The hotel offers an extra attraction:

  • The Coralarium.
  • An underwater museum which has sculptures and structures made by the artist Jason de Caires Taylor that, besides art, holds a local program for the recovery of corals.

This original space is ideal for snorkeling and getting in touch with the region´s marine life helped by biologists and other specialists.

 The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort

The designing is Peia Associati´s work, this Italian firm is behind the construction of buildings such as Katara in Doha or the Ikeda Cultural Center for Peace in Milano.

70 villas over the water and islands close to the Hanifaru bay, inside the single UNESO biosphere reserve there is in the country.

The villas have a very original shell shaped design which favors a sustainable perception.

The design contributes to avoid the heat and keep the temperature steady, reducing the use of the air conditioning and minimizing the impact in the environment.

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Best lifestyle Instagram accounts

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Influencers are on everyone’s lips nowadays, they are a reality with a special talent to bring trends and what’s new in the world of fashion, decoration, gastronomy.

Today we want to bring you a little closer to these influencers, recommending some accounts that may be of your interest and guide you towards new trends.

The accounts with more followers are those that show us ideas about healthy food, this season’s latest trends travel etc…

Azulmostaza

This account belongs to Mr. Wonderful’s co-founder, who encourages with her advices and positive energy quotes. This personal IG account shows a more familiar side and her everyday life with photos of her daughters, their outfits, family outings, visits and excursions they make. She also posts her adventures on her blog Blue mustard. This account is perfect to find inspiration for your daily life.

Marta Simonet

A Mallorcan influencer with her  ingenuity and creativity at the service of gastronomic companies and for creating recipes as different as delicious.This account is full of  a lot of very original ideas, modern recipes, gorgeous photos and great gastronomic recommendations that will come in handy when you travel.

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Kayla Itsines

This account is intended for people who cannot skip a day without exercising. Kayla Itsines  is a Australian personal trainer and one of the creators of the Bikini Body Guide, an easy to understand exercise guide, which illustrates each of the movements with photographs. With this guide you can reach your ideal weight in a short time and have a healthy lifestyle.  On instagram, she has achieved a big success with the photos of her clients following this method and recovering their shape, so as a result she has written an ebook with all the information about her method. On her account there are many total makeovers with images and recipes to follow a healthy diet. You can also find workout charts to be done anywhere.

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The glamourai

This account belongs to the stylist Kelly Framel, and shows her daily life  with colorful photos of her journeys and projects. This account is very interesting for those who enjoy the world of fashion and wants to know what it is like to be a fashion stylist.

From my glasses

Rafaela Martínez-Dueñas  is the person behind this account. Here  you can find photos of her everyday life, pastel color pictures full of creativity where she captures small details in a new way.

ValentinaSalezzi

She is a journalism graduate and model from Cordoba. She has a large social media presence where  she combines her two passions: travel and fashion on her posts.

Chufy

The most international of Argentinian figures that managed to become one of the most prominent points of reference for style in the Big Apple. She is an art director, businesswoman and fashion consultant.

Foxdecoblog

It is perfect for those who do not find the right furniture to decorate their home, this account was created to show  inspiring photos as well as some proposals to find them in your country. The main idea of ​​this account is to decorate with simple ideas that help you enjoy your house.
As its author says:
“The content is so that what I show on my blog becomes a reality”

ValuRamallo

A pastry account created by a young sweet food lover “My love for cuisine has developed as long as I can remember. New combinations of flavors feed my curiosity.” comments young Valu. So she tries to transmit her enthusiasm for this passion through social networks. Their recipes are puddings, cakes and Argentinian traditional homemade desserts.

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Angelitalc

Her instagram bio is: Traveling ant  #helpingisgood, Art Lover. A very glamorous profile, that shows  her attendance to events, parties, parades, trips and a lot of fashion.  It also encourages volunteer activities.

Lookconnected

This account is intended for moms. Agustina Ramos Mejía is behind it. She combines her time between fashion and her daughter, talking about trends, types of maternity in the world. She has a section especially devoted to women

If you want to know more about these influencers, do not hesitate to visit their accounts and learn more about their everyday life.

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Luxury architecture and ecology: a perfect tandem for your home

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Maybe, if you think about luxury homes, the image of mansions with the best features or baroque decoration that  worth its weight in gold comes to your mind. It is a common belief that dream house’s owners don’t care about ecology.  You may think they don’t care if they waste or contaminate just to get their way. However, although you can find examples that fit this stereotype, there is another option that is already essential when building: opting for a sustainable luxury villa.

Is ecological architecture compatible with luxury? Not only do they make up a perfect tandem but also quality, durability, timeless appeal and architecture and design of sustainable homes are all the rage. This is so much the case that the ecological issue, is the cause of the increase in the house price.

How to make a luxury home sustainable? From the facilities to the gardens, let’s review what elements should not be missing in your sustainable luxury villa.

Ecological lighting

When we are designing a sustainable luxury villa, we must consider energy saving as a key aspect. For example, a good idea is to provide your house with as much natural light as possible. Thus avoid the need of turning on lights. However, at nigh-time we can face the darkness with LED light systems. They provide the necessary luminosity without wasting energy. They are always more efficient and durable than traditional incandescent bulbs. And don’t you worry, if you are thinking of putting especially opulent lamps such as chandeliers, LED bulbs will also adapt to them.

Today’s modern lighting systems with home automation, are increasingly sophisticated and practical. If you add a light control system to your sustainable luxury villa, you can remotely change the types of lighting and reduce energy consumption when you want.

Solar panels

This element is related to the previous point. Solar panel installation is increasingly becoming a popular option. Certainly, they are essential elements for those who want to live in an ecological environment since renewable energy from the sun has a leading role in energy saving.

In recent times, not only panels but also solar tiles have been developed. They allow a better adaptation to the architectural design of the roofs. These tiles have a higher price, but for those looking for something very specific in the architecture of their home without neglecting the ecological aspect,  solar tiles can be good a good option.

Energy-saving appliances

Likewise, modern appliances have an important role. The most luxurious ones are also the most energy efficient. But what is even more important, do you know how the use of a certain type of smart refrigerator can help the environment? If your fridge has a built in camera, you can see its content and buy only the groceries we need, so there will be no leftovers that end up in the trash.

Sustainable materials

Wood is a trend! Before, only those rustic style lovers might think about using this material, but it is becoming increasingly present in luxury villas. Why? Because wood with certified origin or natural stone are ecological materials par excellence.

Did you know these materials? They can be recovered wood, bamboo, cork, natural stone, recycled glass tiles, or recycled steel. They are gorgeous and looks great in at your home, besides being very durable!

In addition to the above mentioned products, you may not have considered another option to make the construction of a sustainable luxury villa a more ecofriendly process. It’s about using local materials to avoid their transportation and the negative impact of pollution caused by the long journeys.

Green spaces

Often, the most aware environmentalists seek to preserve and increase green areas in cities, called green lungs of the world. This same philosophy can be transferred to our sustainable luxury villa. Plants improve air quality, so being surrounded by nature is priceless. Therefore, in any good worthwhile architectural project, gardens can’t be ignored. Vegetation is aesthetic and attractive, it provides that chill out space that many people want, but it has other remarkable benefits. One of them is the insulating properties of green roofs and walls, which offer an extra layer, providing freshness to rooms and reducing sun heat impact.

As you can see, the sign of opulence has changed its color. Green is the new gold. If your home has a large presence of vegetation, the prestige of it will increase.

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A day in Puerto Banús: what is there to see, do and eat.

Puerto Banús

Living in Puerto Banús is one of the best options thanks to the climate and its surroundings.

Puerto Banús, was created in 1970, and its name comes from its creator and developer José Banús. This port has been declared Centre of National Tourist Interest and obtained the Gold Tourism Merit Medal. It is part of the so-called ‘Golden Triangle’ that includes from Marbella to Estepona and Benahavís. For 50 years it has attracted great fortunes and celebrities and it is the fourth most expensive marina where you can dock your yacht.

It is located around the marina, where you will find the best boats and luxury cars, but also the best clothing boutiques. It is a place where you can find the best luxury jewelry stores and restaurants.

Puerto Banús is considered a great social center. It has different areas and each one offers something different depending on location, lifestyle, properties etc.

For those who like to stay in the center and  walk all the way to the beach, bars etc. they sholuld look for properties for sale at the sport marina. This area has luxury apartments located in exclusive complexes that offer a privacy oasis and great views.

But if you wish to be close to the main area, but at the same time in a more private part and in sea-front, the western area is the best for you with complexes such as Jardines de Ventura del Mar and Las Mimosas, where we can find the most luxurious penthouses. It is a very quiet and private area. On the other side of the road we also find another luxury place where you can buy villas and luxury apartments: the complexes of Dama de Noche and Alcazaba.

If you spend a day in this amazing place we suggest the following plans:

The very first thing you should do at your arrival is to stroll along the promenade and see the beaches. Later, we suggest you to have breakfast at Rosas Café, one of the most photographed places in this area. Their  artisanal bread toast and organic coffee, are perfect for the most traditional ones; their activated black charcoal waffles and their fruit and granola bowls are the reason why everyone returns.

After a good breakfast, you can rent a boat or a yacht, to spend the day on its beaches or spot dolphins out at sea.

Once the boat trip is over, you can visit the Avenida de Julio Iglesias or Antonio Banderas or Lola Flores, who also have their place in Puerto Banús.

For lunchtime, we recommend different places, there are Lebanese, Italian, Belgian, Fusion or Japanese restaurants.

In Puerto Banús we find Haute cuisine restaurants like Dani García’s (two Michelin star) restaurant or DOM Restaurante. But they are not the only ones: let’s learn about the best places to eat in Puerto Banús.

Puerto Banús

Cipriano:

We start with one of the best restaurants in Marbella that has already become a real classic.

Tango

Argentinian restaurant located in one of the interior streets. It stands out for its excellent meat and decoration.

La Pesquera

It stands out for its spacious rooms and the wide variety of dishes on its menu. It is located at the end of the Port.

 

Piza, amor y fantasía

One of the most recommendable Italian restaurants in the port. It stands out for the pasta and some other meat dishes.

 

La Pappardella

Together with the previous one, they are the two most famous Italian restaurants.

 

Antonio

 One of the most famous restaurants in Puerto Banús. Years ago, the top 4 restaurants were Cipriano, La Taberna del Alabardero, Marisquería Pepe and Antonio, so no one can deny its status.

 

Marisquería Pepe

Like the previous one, it is endorsed by many years of experience as a reference restaurant in Puerto Banús. Its menu offers the best  fish and seafood specialties and a wide variety of dishes.

 

You can also try one of the most luxurious personal care treatments. It is handmade, purifying and a perfect detoxifier. To receive this treatment you must visit the Glow Club where they apply Beldi black soap. And after a steam session you can have a deep exfoliation with a glove.

 

Let’s continue our journey with a stroll through the luxurious shops that crowd its streets, such as  Muelle Ribera street, which is also the promenade, and reminds us of the Serrano street in Madrid.

 

You can end your day, by having dinner at Los Bandidos, the best restaurant in the port. Its hanging garden, its Scandinavian dishes and its local atmosphere will make you want to extend your after-dinner stay.

 

If you fancy a drink at the end of your dinner, the best place is Pangea, one of the most exclusive clubs in the area. Another option is Hotel Benabola’s rooftop terrace to enjoy the exclusive views.

 

We hope these recommendations help and encourage you to visit this place and its surroundings. As you can see, Puerto Banús is a curious place to go for a walk.

 

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The luxury of setting up a home theater

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Having a home theater is a great investment that not everyone can afford. Today we want to show you amazing home movie theater rooms, so you can be inspired if you are considering setting one up, and not missing a single detail.

Having a home movie theater room allows you to watch movies in the company of family and friends, a good excuse to get together and have a meeting.

It can also be used to play video games, watch soccer games with friends etc.

Essential elements that you need to set up a home movie theater and some aspects that you must take into account to come up with the perfect result:

Screen

It is one of the essential elements for the room. You have to choose the right size according to the room size. There are several types of screen.

 A white bed sheet:

It can serve as a screen but only as a quick-fix solution because small wrinkles can prevent good image quality.

Wall:

It can also be used as a screen. It is less recommended because it is very difficult to have a wall like that at home.

Rolling screen:

Another of the most economic screens. Its base is fixed to the wall and unrolls when we want to see a movie.

Motorized screen:

Same as above, the only thing that changes is that the screen rolls down with the help of a remote control. More comfortable and practical.


Projector screen stand:

They are usually used to make presentations but they also work great as a movie screen. Another economic option.

Fixed projection screen:

It is solely and exclusively for watching movies. It is fixed to the wall.

Stereo

Audio is a very important constituent for immersion in the storyline. A good home stereo system can make the difference. The 7.1 system is the best option for home cinema  offering a quite realistic and professional experience. You can find at the following link other audio system options.

 

Projector

The projector plays a crucial role in the viewing of the movie. There is a wide variety of types and prices. We recommend the following ones:

 

Projector Full HD/4K: The best option to watch your movies. The resolution of a Full HD projector offers a high level of detail for home theaters. Full HD projectors are only surpassed by 4K resolution. If you want to enjoy a good home theater experience, choose a projector with at least 1920 x 1080 pixels.

HD Ready Projectors: A 720p projector or one with a little less native resolution but without falling into the VGA system. It is the second best option to watch movies in a very good image quality.

VGA / SVGA / XGA / WXGA Projectors: More economical and with more limited resolutions. Most of these projectors offer a 4:3 quality, which is domestic quality but not a movie theater one. Good option for a slightly lower budget.

 

3D Projector: Indicated especially for films that have been planned as 3D and 3D video games.

Check these spectacular home movie theaters to inspire you.

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Location is the most important factor when designing a home theater. It is more likely to use a room without windows that can dazzle the screen, the basement is the most common choice in order not to loose floor space or exterior views.

Sometimes you can choose small skylights when the room is not dedicated exclusively to audiovisual use.Soundproofing the room is also very common to prevent bothering other people in the house.

If you choose to use  the basement then you will need less soundproofing, since it only had to be executed in the ground floor slab. Even having a large room, having a home movie theater room is the dream of many home owners, and a more than interesting option to make the social area something unique.

If you want to have some more ideas on how to set up your home movie theater room we leave this link with some examples and decorations.

 

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Do you know these social clubs in Sotogrande?

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They have their origin in England, and they are a hundred-year-old tradition. The most famous ones are well known by everyone and they enjoy an excellent reputation. However only their members really know what it is to enjoy their exclusive activities. We are talking about social clubs. Today in our blog we would like to delve into the ones that are located in one of the most select areas of Spain: Sotogrande.

As we have said before, when we talked about many of the privileges of living in Sotogrande, without any doubt, their social clubs are one of them.

La Reserva:

There are many reasons why this leisure area is one of the most luxury places in Andalucía. It is located in the heart of Sotogrande. From its lands the Mediterranean Sea and Gibraltar can be spotted, and at the same time, be surrounded by lush vegetation. This club is able to give you total relax thanks to its fresh air and quiet atmosphere.

This club stands out for its family environment and its leisure offer for all members. Among the most sophisticated activities we find:

  • Private beach:

La Reserva beach is an amazing indoor fresh water man-made lagoon that has 2,800 square metres of sandy beach and a complete offering of exclusive amenities for the entire family. It includes from restaurants to water sports, tennis or paddle tennis. It is the first and the only private beach in Andalucía and the largest in Europe. There are often music live performances from jazz to soul to flamenco, or music from different DJs.

  • Golf link:

The club has a modern 18-hole golf course designed by renowned architects.

  • Racquet sports:

Playing sports such as tennis and paddle tennis is typical in Sotogrande. They are part of its essence. Four competition clay courts form the tennis centre of La Reserva. You can take not only private and professional lessons there, but also adapted lessons to train the beginners at the Tennis Academy. Paddle tennis is practised in five courts, where all kind of training also takes

  • Restaturants:

In addition to the gastronomic space that can be found at La Reserva beach, characterized by natural and organic ingredients used in an international cuisine with Andalusian roots, L’olive restaurant is another great option. Find authentic Andalusian recipes with a contemporary European twist.

Menu is based on locally sourced, seasonal ingredients, such as freshly caught fish, vegetables, herbs or freshly picked wild mushrooms. Besides, its facilities offer other activities as yoga, horse riding or polo lessons.

Trocadero:

If you are looking for a club that pays special attention to its culinary offer above everything else, Trocadero is your best option. This group of restaurants with various establishments throughout Costa del Sol has an exclusive social club in Sotogrande.

It is a historic club since it rests on the old and legendary club “El Cucurucho”.  Some remarkable facts about it:

  • Gastronomy:

You can visit two very different restaurants but equally sophisticated. Firstly, the traditional restaurant, with Mediterranean cuisine, where The Jamón de Jabugo and the Almadraba tuna stand out in its menu.

But if you prefer international flavours, the Asian restaurant is the right choice, with a fusion of Thai and Japanese cuisine. Besides, the cocktail bar provides a wide selection of drinks adapted to the most exquisite tastes.

It has been exquisitely decorated by Lorenzo Queipo de Llano, inspired by the 19th  century English wealthy colonial haciendas. Their interiors include every detail such as Victorian furniture accompanied by animal faux furs, blade ceiling fans and wooden ceilings. Outside, we can enjoy round pools, grass everywhere, palm trees, straw umbrellas and all kinds of hammocks

 Social sport clubs:

Sotogrande is a land of golf, polo and sailing. Therefore, there is no lack of options to practice these sports. However, these clubs not only host sports events, but they are also a meeting point to promote social relations among their members. For this reason and for the exceptional quality of their activities beyond golf and polo, there are some important remarks about these social clubs:

Santa María Polo Club:

This was the first association created in Sotogrande, specifically in 1965. It is linked to one of the most important polo institutions in Europe, the social club of Santa María Polo Club. During the tournaments, a wide range of products can be found in different stands. The event par excellence is the International Polo Tournament, widely known in the continent.

 Casa Club Golf Sotogrande:

it stands out for its luxurious restaurant and its shop with a wide variety of items, especially designed to have a good time in its excellent golf courses.

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The most exclusive wines in the world

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Exclusive wines and liquors are some of the most expensive nourishments in the world. How much are we willing to pay for a wine bottle? It’s usually said that time improves wine, but it isn’t necessary either to go that far to make a selection of some of the most expensive wines in the world.

This year brings some new developments at wine world as them are:

Big bottles will be huge

Firstly the popularity of exclusive wine presented at magnums bottles and other big formats is in vogue. In the United Kigdom, Majestic wine retail announced and increase of 378% at big sized bottles sales.

But for those who look for luxury wines, Domaine Clarence Dillon recently released a sales web platform dedicated to the purchase and sale of big formats.

Global warming is heating itself

Global warming is increasingly affecting the industry and they’re much of them who are betting to embrace ecological cultivations and to experience with new grape’s varieties. In addition, the temperature increase is producing drastic changes at wine geography.

More online wine purchases

The last December Vivino Premium was released, which pretends to turn into the wine’s Amazon Prime. An anual fee of 47 dollars offers free delivery wiith a selection and local wines shops network .

JD.com, a Chinese e-commerce company, pretends to convince its online luxury wine buyers by an ultra premium delivery service. They started last month to deliver exclusive wines.

Sparkling wine industry will continue increasing

Spanish cavas are also growing up.

The ”luxury experience” format to taste wine

The new way of tasting exclusive wines, it has to do with especial experiences and environments.The boom of robots at the most elegant vineyards

A programmed robot has been experienced in order to get rid of vineyards’ noxious weeds.

Another example is VineScout , a robot that will be used at 2018 season in order to monitor vital data from the grapevine and so the leaves’ temperature.

But Wine-searcher webpage frequently updates a list, that usually attract attention between the gourmets. Since it gathers the top 50 most expensive wines in the world. The most expensive is a French wine, it’s Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Romanée-Conti Grand Cru, Côte de Nuits, France. With an average price, from different vintages, of 12.174€.

Côte de Nuit wine-growing district, is where most of those wines grow, it’s in the heart of Burgundy, at the East of France.

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But, how much are the most exclusive wines?

  1. Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Romanée-Conti Grand Cru, Côte de Nuits, France. Average price: 12.174 euros. Highest: 80.683. They produce very few bottles of this wine.
  2. Egon Müller-Scharzhof Scharzhofberger Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese, Mosel, Germany. Average price: 7.654 euros. Highest: 19.484. It’s one of the most famous wines in the world. Especially relevant, the winery was build by Santa Maria monks and Trier’s Martyrs, in the sixth century. Scharzhof field belongs to Müller family since 1797.
  3. Domaine Leroy, Musigny Grand Cru, Côte de Nuits, Francia. Average price: 5.428 euros. Highest: 22.264.
  4. Domaine Leflaive, Montrachet Grand Cru, Côte de Beaune, France. Average price: 5.244 euros. Highest: 14.471.  Chassagne-Montrache field vineyards were planted in 1960.
  5. Domaine Georges & Christophe Roumier, Musigny Grand Cru, Côte de Nuits, France. Average price: 4.559 euros. Highest: 12.981.
  6. Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese, Mosel, Germany. Average price: 4.260 euros. Highest: 8.222.
  7. Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. Montrachet Grand Cru, Côte de Beaune, France. Average price: 4.139 euros. Highest: 34.589.
  8. Domaine Leroy. Chambertin Grand Cru, Côte de Nuits, France. Average price: 3.139 euros. Highest: 19.843.
  9. Domaine du Comte, Liger-Belair La Romanee Grand Cru, Côte de Nuits, France. Average price: 2.673 euros. Highest: 4.900.
  10. Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, La Tache Grand Cru Monopole, Côte de Nuits, France. Average price: 2.582 euros. Highest: 15.980.

 

Finally, WineSearcher

A  webpage dedicated to the world of exclusive wine, it stands out for the comparisons that it offers about the wine prices, an interesting and useful resource at the time of looking for the average market price of the wines. Since comparatives are done with a search engine that takes into account 7.295.951 wines and their prices, taken from 54.882 shops from all olver the world.

Here we leave a wide list of the top 50 most expensive wines of Spain.

 

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