White truffle is one of the most expensive types of truffle, and much sought after for its unique flavour. The flesh is pale cream or brown with white marbling, and this species only grows in certain parts of southern Europe.
The Birkin bag
Named after the actress Jane Birkin, the Birkin bag is one of the most iconic handbags from the French luxury brand Hermès.
Chanel No. 5
Launched in France in 1921, Chanel No.5 was the first perfume from the French couturier Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. The recipe was created by the French-Russian master perfumer Ernest Beaux, then chiefly known for the high-class perfumes he had created for the Russian Tzar family.
Kobe beef is Wagyu beef from the Tajima strain of Japanese Black cattle that fulfil the strict requirements of the association Kōbeniku Ryūtsū Suishin Kyōgikai.
Ossetra is one of the most prized and sought-after caviars in the world and can only be obtained from the Russian sturgeon (Acipenser gueldenstaedtii). Compared to the more well-known Beluga sturgeon (Huso huso), the Russian sturgeon is small and the flesh has a firmer texture. The word ossetra comes from the Russian word осетра, which means…
Maltese Falcon statuettes
Several statuettes of the Maltese Falcon were made for the 1941 movie of the same name, and they have unsurprisingly become sought after items among collectors. If you want to be the owner of one of these statuettes, you need deep pockets because they have a tendency to fetch a pretty penny at auctions.
Waxed cotton jackets from Barbour
The waxed cotton jacket from J. Barbour & Sons is such an iconic garment in the English countryside that some people simply use the term “barbour jacket” for all jackets of this type, regardless of manufacturer. Of course, there is something very special about the actual Barbour jacket and it is no coincidence that this…
Cigars from Davidoff
Many cigar aficionados have a special place for Davidoff cigars in their heart. Rooted in a tobacco specialist shop in Switzerland opened by a Jewish immigrant from Novhorod-Siverskyi in the 1930s, Davidoff today offers a broad portfolio of their own premium cigars, cigarillos and pipe tobaccos. The brands Camacho and Zino Platinum are a part…
Founded by Nicolas Ruinart in the Champage region of France, Ruinart is the oldest extant Champagne house and has exclusively produced champagne since 1729. The characteristic Ruinart bottle used today is strongly reminiscent of the bottled used for champagne back in the 18th century.
Patek Philippe Calibre 89
In 1989, Patek Philippe created a very special pocket watch to commemorate the company´s 150th anniversary. This was the Patek Philippe Calibre 89 – with two dials, 24 hands, 33 complications (features) and 1,728 components.