Boeing won’t sell many vip versions of the 777x, the company’s largest and longest-range twin-engine plane, but the few they will sell will be fabulous. the fuel-efficient long-haul airliner, which will have two variants that can seat between 350 and 425 passengers, offers a stunning canvas when configured for personal or corporate use. boeing business jets’ list price for the bbj 777-8 is $442.8 million and the bbj 777-9 is $453.6 million. (the airliner versions list for $360.5 million and $388.7 million, respectively.) and those prices don’t include the interiors, which are added by separate completion companies. that could run another $90 million to $175 million and range from opulent lounges, gaming and cinema areas, to a turkish-style steam bath.
@poshmark was created seven years ago by ceo manish chandra and his cofounders, as a way for women to make money off-loading extra items from their closets—an ebay for used clothing. now with 40 million users, poshmark is becoming more than that, and is selling new clothes too, complete with its own wholesale market and homegrown fashion entrepreneurs who are selling their own clothing lines. the social selling company has raised $160 million in venture financing at a recent valuation of $625 million, and the company’s anticipated 70% revenue growth over 2017 (which matches its growth from 2016 to 2017) earned it a spot on forbes’ next billion-dollar startups list. click the link in our bio to read about chandra’s journey leading up to the $625 million retail empire.
Ten years ago, none of the best hotels in madrid would make a top four list in other major cities like london, paris, rome or geneva. but the most recent edition of the michelin guide lists 30 hotels in its top category, many of them just opened in the last few years, like the vp plaza españa design in madrid. check the link in our bio for three of the new hotels in spain that are outstanding in their modernity, comfort and design, easily competing with the best new smaller hotels in europe.
Independent and incarcerated, ralo, an atlanta trap rapper dropped a mixtape from prison. the 23-year-old rapper behind the famerica record label ended up in federal custody this past april, charged with two counts of marijuana possession with intent to sell. months of incarceration have kept him from live gigs, club appearance fees and recording features — so he uses his royalty deposits to fund his defense and maintain existing obligations. read more about his story and why being an independent artist is more lucrative, especially in his situation — link in our bio.
Have you been to iceland? settled by vikings 1,100 years ago, iceland has only 320,000 residents, most of whom live in the capital, reykjavik. with five sheep for each icelander, pony-sized icelandic horses grazing in wind-swept valleys, s****y hot springs, 130 active volcanoes, and 269 glaciers, there’s plenty of things to see in the country. icecaps cover 11% of iceland, but they are receding at an ever-increasing rate, and if global warming continues, scientists say glaciers won’t be around by the year 2200.
Landing in mcmurdo air station in antarctica is one of the 17 most dangerous and thrilling airport landings in the world. located nearly 10,000 feet above sea level, this airport runway isn’t short, but it is made completely of "white ice", (four inches of compacted snow.) this military base is the only main airport on the continent, and during the winter the area is dark 24 hours a day. with no lights on the runway and during a whiteout, pilots are trained to land blind. click the link in our bio to see the rest of the most dangerous airports.
One of the 101 world’s largest yachts, as listed by boat international magazine, is dar, a nearly 300-foot-long yacht. it has accommodations for 14 guests, a private owner’s deck with a curved, rotating 21-foot-long sofa and a secluded terrace with a spa pool overlooking the bow. the key communal area is the main deck saloon, which boasts stunning views out through floor-to-celling windows. other features on this yacht built by oceanco in holland include a helipad, dive center, sauna and submarine storage as part of a sprawling beach club.
Underwater resorts and floating villas could soon become a trending hospitality development that will change the face of tourism forever. a new design project called beluga concept has entered the market with a unique brand of maritime real estate. innovative solutions have now reduced costs while keeping the highest quality and safety for customers, and the designers have already found a way to reduce costs through innovative solutions without compromising the quality. the concept designer says, “for a hotel room, we don't need an engine which dramatically reduces the cost of the product, eco-friendly and no complication for the maintenance. this new luxury product was created specifically for remote places in africa where we are in discussion with kenya, tanzania. zanzibar, la reunion island, and madagascar."
A spec house has come to market in the bel air neighborhood of los angeles with an asking price of $88 million, making it the second most expensive home publicly listed for sale in the neighborhood and, if it were to sell at that price, it would be one of the most expensive sales for the city. the eight-bedroom house has approximately 25,000 square feet of indoor living area, plus 20,000 square feet of outdoor space for surrounding gardens and a roof top deck that covers nearly the entire footprint of the main house. the home includes a car lift that fits four cars, indoor movie theater, art studio, massage room, wine storage room, 40-foot fire pit, sauna and spa.