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ROLLS-ROYCE RELEASES WRAITH EAGLE VIII SKETCHES

ROLLS-ROYCE MOTOR CARS RELEASES WRAITH EAGLE VIII SKETCHES ON THE CENTENARY OF THE FIRST NON-STOP TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHT

To mark the centenary of the first non-stop transatlantic flight, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars today releases unseen design sketches of its latest Collection Car, Wraith Eagle VIII. The collection of 50 motor cars tells the epic tale of the pioneering flight of Captain John Alcock and Lieutenant Arthur Brown. The duo conquered unchartered skies to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a Vickers Vimy aircraft, powered by twin Rolls-Royce Eagle VIII engines, exactly 100 years ago.

The sketches, envisioned by the Bespoke Collective of the House of Rolls-Royce, offer a rare and intimate insight into the creative journey undertaken by Rolls-Royce designers as they worked to express an extraordinary act of courage within the palette of a Rolls-Royce motor car.

Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, commented, “The unique skill of our Bespoke Design Collective sees the story of one of the most pivotal moments of the 20th century, the first non-stop transatlantic flight, told using Wraith, a motor car which speaks of power, drama and adventure. Wraith Eagle VIII is a modern masterpiece – these sketches offer an extraordinary insight into its creation.

The designs highlight the remarkable attention to detail of Rolls-Royce Bespoke craftsmanship. The starlight headliner sketch shows cloud embroidery, the halfway point coordinates and the flight path of Alcock and Brown. A further detailed sketch shows the night-time view from above, which is expertly incorporated into Wraith’s fascia, in the form of a gold, silver and copper inlay.

The sketch of the Collection Car’s clock depicts an iced background effect reminiscent of the freezing instrument panels of the adventurers, while the clock’s green night time glow is illustrated – a direct reference to the only light seen by Alcock and Brown as they crossed the Atlantic.

Wraith Eagle VIII, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars’ latest Collection Car will be created for discerning collectors at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, West Sussex – a Centre of Global Luxury Manufacturing Excellence.

The first non-stop transatlantic flight

Captain John Alcock and Lieutenant Arthur Brown braved uncharted skies to make the first non-stop transatlantic flight in June, 1919. Contemporaries of Sir Henry Royce, Alcock and Brown flew non-stop from St. John’s, Newfoundland to Clifden, Ireland in a modified First World War Vickers Vimy bomber aircraft. The bi-plane was powered by twin 20.3 litre, 350 bhp, Rolls-Royce Eagle VIII engines. It is from this remarkable engine that this Collection takes its name. Rolls-Royce marks the 100 year anniversary of this feat with a highly contemporary Collection that speaks to today’s adventurers, whilst honouring those who changed the course of history.

I do not know what we should most admire – their audacity, determination, skill, science, their aeroplane, their Rolls-Royce engines – or their good fortune”, commented Sir Winston Churchill, following the perilous journey that brought unfathomable advancement to 20th century society.

Alcock and Brown established a legend and gained a place alongside Sir Donald Campbell in the most select club in the world; those who push beyond previous conceptions of human endeavour to achieve seemingly impossible records on land, water and now, air. Their one binding characteristic? Rolls-Royce power.

The duo suffered every conceivable challenge an aviator could face. The Rolls-Royce Eagle VIII engines were the only components that proved indestructible. The engines propelled the aerial voyage at previously unimagined speeds, averaging 115 mph. Their peril cannot be underestimated. Their radio and navigation instruments failed almost immediately, leaving the pilots flying unaided at night through dense cloud and freezing fog for many hours, sometimes upside down. Eventually they emerged from the cloud and using Brown’s extraordinary skill as a navigator, flew by the stars to the coast of Ireland.

VENICE’S SAN CLEMENTE PALACE KEMPINSKI REOPENS FOR ITS 2019 SEASON

San Clemente Palace Kempinski, the Venetian luxury resort uniquely located on its own private island eight minutes away from St. Mark’s Square, will open for its fourth season on March 20, 2019.

Just minutes from the bustle of Venice and set among a centuries-old park, antique courtyards and monastery buildings, the 190-room resort has its own pitch & putt golf course, a tennis court, spa, heated outdoor pool and outdoor jogging trails, as well as a kids’ club for younger guests. Last year, the resort unveiled Al Bacaro, an outdoor lounge serving cichetti (Venetian tapas) and cocktails, overlooking the Venetian lagoon and skyline.

Throughout the 2019 season, San Clemente Palace will offer a number of unique offerings for Easter, Spring Break, the Venice Biennale and beyond. During Easter weekend, the resort will offer a special “Kids Stay for Free” package, along with celebratory chocolate egg-decorating workshops and Easter Brunch for the whole family. To commemorate the 58th Venice Biennale, from May 11 through November 4, 2019, San Clemente Palace will also offer a special dedicated package, including exclusive tickets to the Biennale.

San Clemente Palace is also poised to become a true foodie destination this year, as the resort will welcome four top Michelin-starred guest chefs to cook alongside Executive Chef Giorgio Schifferegger for a special event called “Cena a Quattro Mani” (“Four-Hands Dinner”). San Clemente Palace will also be home to a number of other special F&B events, including a Wine & Beer pairing menu with local craft beer and wine, and a pizza-tasting event welcoming Pizza World Champion Gianni Calaon.

In honor of the resort’s opening, San Clemente Palace is offering a discount of up to 40% on all suites for stays between March 20 and April 30, 2019.

For more information about the San Clemente Palace Kempinski, please visit

https://www.kempinski.com/en/venice/san-clemente-palace-kempinski/special-offers/.

FIVESTAR NYE 2018

FIVESTAR NEW YEAR’S EVE MAKES A HUGE SPLASH ON NEW YEAR’S EVE ON WATSON ISLAND

Dazzling Fireworks, A Sleek 110-Foot Yacht and Spinning DJs Set the Stage for the Fête’s Most Memorable Edition

FiveStar New Year’s Eve, the luxury-driven New Year’s Eve fête produced by Concept ID, celebrated its exclusive party on the intimate Watson Island as well as key on-brand nightlife activations throughout the week of at Rockwell, Delano South Beach and ORA.

Dazzling fireworks, a sleek and newly unveiled 110-foot yacht by Astondoa for invited guests, influencers and VIPS to enjoy a dinner by TATEL, festive tunes and tropical weather it all set the stage for the event’s most memorable edition yet with 1,300 guests attending.

Upon entering, visitors were greeted by a branded step-and-repeat to take photos as well as the Saint Tropez-esque beach club concept that offered the ideal beachside venue with its plush VIP and Golden Lounges. Precisely at midnight, guests were treated to a dazzling display of fireworks over the Downtown Miami skyline all the while enjoying drinks from the two premium open-bars that lined the space. Additionally, three Miami-based DJs, (Patrick Pizzorni, NAZA and Giovannetti) spinned tunes throughout the night into the early hours.

For more information on FiveStar New Year’s Eve, please follow the official website here:

http://www.fivestarnye.com

Follow FiveStar New Year’s Eve on Facebook: www.facebook.com/fivestarnye and Instagram:

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ABOUT CONCEPT ID

Concept ID is a marketing and communications agency with clients such as Itau bank, Must University, Fusion Energy Drink, Absurda sunglasses, Ginetta race car and experience in events like Kevin Hart’s Heartbeat Weekend, Oculto, Sunset Funeral Miami and FiveStar New Year’s Eve. Their unique solutions in the Miami/US market have made them successful in their creation, production and project management of accounts in entertainment and sports. For more information on Concept ID, please visit www.conceptid.us or call 786.768.2447.

A Guide to Detroit 

With Little Caesars Arena now open and all four major sports teams in the heart of downtown, it’s an exciting time to be a Detroit sports fan. In fact, it’s been 38 years since the Detroit Pistons have played in The D. Visit nba.com/pistons for ticket information.

 

The Detroit Red Wings walked the red carpet to open this season at their brand new home in The District Detroit, Little Caesars Arena. Wings fans are hopeful this renewed energy will carry them to another shot at the playoffs. For the full schedule, visit redwings.nhl.com.

 

Explore bars, shops and beautiful ice sculptures Jan. 12-14 at the Plymouth Ice Festival, the largest, free ice festival in Michigan. Dedicated to the art of ice carving, this event in downtown Plymouth also features live music and fun for the whole family. Visit plymouthicefestival.com for more information.

 

In the Motor City, there’s nothing quite like the North American International Auto Show. This spectacular show of innovation takes visitors to the future of the auto industry. Don’t miss this world-class event at Cobo Center Jan. 20-28. For more information, visit naias.com.

 

Things heat up outside at the Meridian Winter Blast Jan. 26-28 with family fun and more than 50 live music acts. Dance to the beat on your feet – or on your ice skates – in Detroit’s beloved Campus Martius Park. A 30-foot high winter slide whisks riders through a pitch-black tunnel at speeds of up to 20-mph. Visit winterblast.com for event details.

 

Nothing beats the cold, dark days of winter like barbeque, beer and live music. Every restaurant becomes a venue during the Ferndale Blues & Music Festival at the end of January each year. For dates, details and the full festival lineup, visit ferndalebluesfestival.org.

 

Enjoy ice-skating, ice carving, sledding and more at the Aqua Freeze Festival in St. Clair ShoresFeb. 17-18. This year there will also be pony rides and a petting zoo, with a theme of Once Upon a Time. Visit scsaquafreezefest.com for all the details.

 

Hear the revving of engines as custom hot rods roll into Cobo Center March 2-4 for Autorama, complete with interactive displays, demonstrations, guest appearances and prizes. Get the details at autorama.com.

 

One of the most celebrated winter holidays in metro Detroit is Fat Tuesday. Celebrate Packzi Dayon Feb. 12 by indulging in authentic treats from Hamtramck. Don’t be late! Hungry revelers line up in the early morning hours to get their hands on these delicious jelly donuts. Visit hamtramck.us for more information.

 

The shamrock-studded runners and parade floats will make their way down Michigan Avenue for the annual Corktown St. Patrick’s Day Parade Mar. 11. One of the surest signs spring is approaching, this event has plenty of bagpipes, marching bands and green beer. Visitdetroitstpatricksparade.com for details.

 

Get your brackets ready as the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament comes to The D this year. Head over to Little Caesars Arena March 16-18 to catch the action. For tickets visitolympiaentertainment.com.

 

Take part in a true Detroit tradition as the Marche du Nain Rouge banishes Detroit’s “harbinger of doom” while celebrating all that is good in the city. Help to liberate its people from the grips of the Nain by joining in the parade on the streets of Midtown/Cass Corridor Mar. 25. Get the story atmarchedunainrouge.com.

 

Michigan Comedyfest showcases the talents of the LGBT community. This sidesplitting show is hosted by Equality Michigan and takes place at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn. Visit dearbornfordcenter.com for all the details.

 

Take in the views of historic Greenfield Village from a Model T when the village reopens April 14. Step back in time inside dozens of historical buildings, homes and laboratories – such as Wright Cycle Co. and Thomas Edison’s laboratory. Take in a game of historic baseball and get lost in this old time treasure. Stroll over to thehenryford.org for more information.

 

Despite what the weather might suggest, for most Detroiters the first day of spring is Opening Day at Comerica Park (March 29 this year). Arguably, it’s the most fun day of the year downtown as the citywide celebrations and old English D logo wear flood the streets of Detroit. Go to mlb.com/tigersfor ticket information.

 

Be sure to check out the dozens of new restaurants, breweries, distilleries and coffee shops that have recently opened. Eastern Market Beer Co. has brought new life to not only the facility it’s in, but to the tradition of brewing beer in Eastern Market. The Apparatus Room inside the Detroit Foundation Hotel is a restaurant that is “historic while tastefully modern” as well as delicious. Too cold to go out? Order up UberEats to get the food you want from the Detroit restaurants you love with the help of Uber. For a more on new dining options, check out our recent blog article 6 New and Popular Detroit Restaurants.

 

Save 20 percent or more on popular Detroit attractions with The D Discount Pass. Current participants include the The Adventure Park at West Bloomfield, Automotive Hall Of Fame, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, The Henry Ford, Legoland Discovery Center Michigan, Lucky Strike Entertainment, Michigan Science Center, Motown Museum, Outdoor Adventure Center, Sea Life Michigan Aquarium and Wheelhouse Detroit. The D Discount Pass is accepted at participating venues through December 31, 2018. To take advantage of these offers, go to visitdetroit.com/discount.

 

Exhibits:

Explore the works of the most popular and financially successful painter in mid-19th-century America, Frederic Church. Take a trip to the Detroit Institute of Arts to experience Church: A Painter’s Pilgrimage through Jan. 15. Then experience the story of the Detroit hip-hop scene through D-Cyphered: Portraits by Jenny Risher through Feb. 18. For exhibit details, visit dia.org.

 

Now open at The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, check out The Science Behind Pixar through March 18. Explore the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts used by the artists and computer scientists who help bring Pixar’s award-winning films to the big screen. For more information, visit thehenryford.org

 

There are plenty of public shows throughout metro Detroit to keep you busy this winter. Visit the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center March 2-4 for the Motor City Tattoo Expo. Take a swing at Suburban Collection Showplace for the Michigan Golf Show Mar. 9-11. Fishing enthusiasts won’t want to miss the Midwest Fly Fishing Expo March 10-11 at the Macomb Community College Sports & Expo Center. Find the boat you’ve been waiting for (or just imagine it) by visiting the Novi Boat Show March 15-18 at Suburban Collection Showplace. For additional events and expos, check out visitdetroit.com.

2017 INFINITI Q70L

By Vaughn Lowery × Anthony Sovinsky

Infiniti has an unwavering dedication to the highest levels of performance and luxury. This is noticeably true for their flagship sedan – the Q70. The Q70 is available in the following options: a standard-wheel-base-only hybrid, two engine options (3.7L V6 and 5.6L V8) and your choice of all-wheel or rear-wheel drive. We tested the Premium Select Edition (approximately $71,000). It’s Infinti’s long wheel base version aka Q70L with rear wheel drive. 

The aggressive hood and grille may hint that there is an overqualified power plant to catapult the extended sedan. Swift contours of the body look as if it’s built to burn through the atmosphere with little effort. An exemplary feature that really sets this particular model apart is its length, measuring 202 inches. The designers added 6 inches to the rear door while only adding about 100lbs to the curb weight. The additional room intensifies a more ergonomic back seat passenger experience without causing an adverse effect on the other elements. Moreover, the vehicle profile is much more attractive because the front and rear windows appear to be identical in size. 

Infiniti’s Q70L can carry its weight (4174lbs) quite comfortably. Powered by a hefty 5.6L 32-valve V8 cranking out 420hp with 417 pound-ft of torque (0 to 60 mph in 5.5 Sec). The robust engine is a silky smooth 7-speed automatic adaptive shift controlled (ASC) transmission. The driver adaptive learning algorithm senses driving style and adapts accordingly. Or if you care to fiddle with its performance, select manual shift mode with gearshifts and downshift rev matching. 

Elegant fenders enunciate 20 inch aluminum alloy wheels with all season tires. They’re bonded to an independent front and rear suspension as well as front and rear stabilizer bars for a flawless ride. High performance sport brakes with 4 piston front and 2 piston rear calipers brings the vehicle to a prompt halt.

Upon going into the cabin, you are welcomed by graphite semi-aniline leather seating with contrast seat piping, aluminum interior trim, Japanese ash wood accents, suede-like headliner and illuminated kick plates. Up-front are 10-way power and climate controlled seats with lumbar support. The steering wheel is fully adjustable with power tilt and a telescopic steering column for a tailored driving experience. Moreover, 16-speaker Bose Studio Surround sound system adds up with integrated headrest speakers on front seats. 

The “L” in Q70L could take on many different meanings: large, luxurious or legroom. The extra 6 inches in rear cabin make you feel like you are on a first-class overseas flight with the ability to stretch. Even with the front seat fully reclined, there’s still considerable legroom for an average sized adult. Furthermore, the center armrest folds down, housing two cup holders and controls for the heated back seats. 

Lastly, what is luxury without technology?Infiniti Connection is an arrangement of digital applications and remote services which gives you a direct access to the world around you. NavTraffic and NavWeather provide detailed traffic data as well as sporadic weather updates. The Around View monitor projects through the 8-inch infotainment display. This advanced technology makes parking easier. Four cameras are stationed on all sides to create a 360-degree birds-eye view. 

For just over $70,000 you will be in both the lap of luxury and performance. As one of the most prolific Japanese cars, it’s perfect for a sophisticated family or an upper level executive who likes to be driven round.

http://infinitiusa.com