A trend has emerged in New York City for top earners to build hidden luxury inside Mercedes vans. Some owners use them as mobile offices or a protective shell to get some respite, while others treat them as a child’s playroom on wheels. But at 22 feet long, almost nine feet tall and often decked with satellites, they cannot slip by completely unnoticed.
There are still projects throughout the GTA that fit the bill: the lots are often measured in acres, not feet, and the standard finishes and fixtures would be upgrades at any other site.
In price terms, forget Grange at $599, bypass Hill of Grace at $620, and step over Torbreck's $700 The Laird, Penfolds has jumped to the top shelf with one of their rarest reds, the 2008 Special Bin 620, at $1000 a bottle.
Everyone dreams of striking it rich — and what they would do with such a windfall. For some in Silicon Valley, those wishes may soon come true. As restrictions on selling stock are lifted at a handful of sizzling startups, early investors and employees are preparing for big payouts.
An image of the Rhine by German artist Andreas Gursky has fetched $4.3m (£2.7m) at Christie's New York, setting an auction record for a photograph.
Classic car dealer Al Webster brought eight cars to the recent fall collector car auction in Toronto. Most were convertibles. He knows what people want.