Posted at 10:34 pm , on July 6, 2010
Emerging from her childhood, and inspired by her blossoming romance, Kaiulani realized she had to bring an end to the injustices suffered by her people and set to sail for America, to meet President Grover Cleveland, to prove that she and her people were not the “barbarians” portrayed by the American press.
Princess Kaiulani combines the profound natural beauty of Hawaii with the sweeping romance of a classic Merchant Ivory epic.
PRINCESS KAIULANI OF HAWAII
The Monarchy’s Last Hope
“I must have been born under an unlucky star,
as I seem to have my life planned out for me
in such a way that I cannot alter it…”…Princess Kaiulani,
summer of 1897
Posted at 8:50 pm , on July 6, 2010
$157,000 Bottega Veneta Alligator Luggage Set
by Jared Paul Stern
If you travel by private jet there’s no need to worry about your luggage getting beaten up in transit. Hence you can use a set of beautifully handmade cases crafted from the world’s finest exotic leather. At least, we assume that’s the rationale behind Bottega Veneta’s outrageously opulent set of alligator skin luggage. The six piece set, which includes three suitcases (small, medium and large), a beauty case and a duffle bag, costs $157,000; the pieces are also available individually, ranging from $23,000 to $47,000. All are finished in noce fume rich brown soft-finished alligator skin and feature burnished metal hardware with reinforced corners and locking mechanisms. And of course if you’re traveling by private jet you can afford it.