In our weekly series, we bring you the latest in luxury news around the world. This week’s highlights: Kenzo’s new video game, console gaming in your Tesla and the infamous Ferris Bueller Ferrari
Anantara Angkor Resort in Cambodia is inviting guests to dine in private on the grounds of an ancient temple—Prasat Kravan, a 10th-century temple dedicated to Vishnu, or the Thommanon temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The entire experience is customisable, allowing guests to choose their five-course menu, background music and table decor. In addition, they will be treated to a private butler, private chef, pre-dinner cocktails, as well as live performances by Cambodian dancers or a theatre troupe. The package (known as Temple Dining) is priced US$7,450 for two and is open to anyone, not just guests of the resort.
A cool way to beat the heat
LG is set to unveil the ArtCool Gallery, a state-of-the-art air conditioner that boasts a sleek and modern design, complete with a 27-inch LCD screen that can display personalised content and be easily controlled through a mobile app, or smart remote. But the ArtCool Gallery is more than just a pretty face; it’s also a highly efficient and effective cooling solution. With its three-way indirect airflow system and energy-saving capabilities, it uses up to 70 per cent less power than a traditional residential air conditioner. Plus, it operates at a whisper-quiet 20 decibels, making it perfect for use in any space without causing excess noise. And when it’s time to hit the hay, the sleep mode function can close the bottom vane to avoid disturbing users.
Own the infamous Ferris Bueller Ferrari prop car
Now’s your chance to own the car that Ferris and his friends joyfully (and recklessly) drove around Chicago on their infamous day off from school. Heritage Auctions is selling the rebuild prop car used in the film’s iconic crash scene—a replica Ferrari 250 GT California. Sure, it may not run and it’s been through a bit of a rough patch (literally, it crashed through a window and fell into the woods), but it’s still a fantastic conversation piece and a one-of-a-kind addition to any movie memorabilia collection. Just don’t try to recreate Cameron’s famous kick—this car has been through enough.
Kenzo’s new video game
Kenzo is dipping their toes into the realm of the metaverse with the launch of their new video game, The Kenzo Run. In the game, players will navigate a playful character through Kenzo City, collecting flowers and avoiding obstacles. Those who make it to the top 36 will win tiered prizes from the iconic French fashion house. The grand prize is a trip to the Kenzo autumn/winter 2023 fashion show in Paris, including an invitation to the show, flights and a hotel stay. Kenzo Run is available to play on their website until 30 December 2022.
Protect your watches
Ming has just unveiled their latest must-have for watch aficionados—the Ming Travel Case. Crafted with the same attention to detail as their timepieces, this storage case boasts a sleek exterior made of anthracite maple veneer and a sturdy, lightweight build constructed with okoume reinforced with fibreglass. The inside is lined with luxurious royal blue microfibre suede and padded with precision-cut high-density foam to expertly cradle your beloved watches. The Ming Travel Case can hold up to seven 43mm wide watches, including straps, and is available for purchase on their website for CHF 950 including shipping, but act fast—there are only 50 of these beauties up for grabs.
Console gaming in your Tesla
Tesla’s newest update is the ultimate road trip game changer—literally. The electric car company has integrated the Steam game service into the onboard system of its Model S and X vehicles, giving drivers access to thousands of video games while they’re stationary. So next time you’re stuck in traffic or waiting for a charge, you can dive into titles like Cyberpunk 2077 and let off some well, steam. Just don’t try to play while you’re on the move, even with autopilot on… but you knew that already. This update also brings Apple Music into the mix, so you can rock out to your favourite tunes while you game.