Louis Vuitton and 1909 Mercedes – LeCanadian
A 105 year-old Mercedes that spent its early life in outback Queensland is expected to fetch up to $1 million at auction in Germany.
The 1909 Mercedes Simplex is thought to be one of the oldest of its type and served as the manager’s car on Isis Downs, a remote sheep station in Queensland, until the 1930s.
It has a 5.3-litre engine developing 26kW. It was purchased and restored in the mid-80s. The outback Mercedes is one of 40 historic vehicles up for auction at Mercedes Museum in Stuttgart on July 12.
The Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge, London, has launched its spring-summer 2014 Pret-a-Portea collection as part of an afternoon tea soiree that features dainty treats in the shape of the latest catwalk designs, including a Miu Miu tote and a pair of Christian Louboutin heels with signature red soles.
A Victoria Beckham print shirt made of cherry and white chocolate mousse, perchance? Daily in the Caramel Room, $74 a person; more for fizz.
Physically, LOUIS Vuitton has been in the Australian market for almost three decades and now it is also there virtually. The French luxury house’s Australian arm has launched its own e-commerce side, bringing together the 10 physical stores under one url (louisvuitton.com.au).
There are some online-only pieces in the mix to celebrate the launch period. For men, there is the iPad Mini Folio leather cover with stand and for women there is the Louise Chain Pochette bag in framboise (pictured, $3050). One can also order monogramming on select items at the click of a few buttons. Glynis Traill-Nash.
Professor Stewart Trost, from the University of Queensland’s Centre for Research on Exercise, Physical Activity and Health, says games such as Xbox Kinect have been used successfully to address childhood obesity.
“Parents concerned about their children being sedentary and playing too many video or computer games should also consider active video games as a way to increase physical activity and motivation to exercise,’’ Trost says. “Within the gaming culture are people who have trouble developing relationships in the real world and often prioritising their activities,’’ says Adelaide University associate professor Paul Delfabbro.
The inaugural Truffle Melbourne, a celebration of Australia’s rising status as a producer of the world’s most desirable fungus, comes to town for three decadent days in July. One can expect dinners, banquets, truffle food trucks, a line-up of truffle-lovin’ chefs including Philippe Mouchel, Shannon Bennett and Guy Grossi, even a mock truffle hunt.
Magellan is now adding a new functionality to its GPS-enabled Cyclo 500 series bicycle navigation devices through a software update. The devices now will communicate with iPhones and Android smartphones via Bluetooth 4.0, so thatcyclists can receive alerts of incoming phone calls and view text messages while on the move.