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Luxury is…

Luxury is…features articles on a wide array of topics representing just how differently luxury can be defined: to some luxury is five star hotel rooms, first class travel, and the finest cuisine. To others, luxury can be a roof over ones head, safety and happiness.

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The Malibu Home of Mel Gibson for Sale

Oscar winning Australian Mel Gibson has listed his Malibu home at Lavender Hill Farm, for sale at $14.5 million USD. A hacienda-style retreat, the property is set on 2.57 acres. The grounds include fruit orchards, organic gardens, a tennis court, pool and three guest houses.

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The Million Dollar Home for $25

An innovative competition held by a New Zealand couple, which saw them put there home up as the prize, saw massive interest and now the winner has been revealed. All entrants had to do was spend $NZ25 on a set of six Waipa District photographs which automatically entered them into the draw to win the house, which has views over Lake Karapiro, a cedar conservatory, an open-plan kitchen-dining area, a separate lounge and two guest units.

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The Dubai Fountain, The Tallest in the World

Set on the 30-acre Burj Dubai Lake, the Dubai Fountain is the tallest in the world, with jets of water shooting up to 150 metres high. The fountain is 275 metres long and has five circles of varying sizes and two central arcs and was designed by the same people behind the magical fountains of the Bellagio Casino in Las Vegas.

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Wishing you Merry Times from Marquette Turner this Christmas

Marquette Turner Luxury Homes wish everyone many Merry Times this Christmas Season.

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The World’s Most Expensive Christmas Bauble

Simon Turner of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes writes: The world’s most expensive Christmas tree bauble has been designed by English firm Hallmark Jewellers of Titchfield partner Mark Hussey, and has been confirmed by The National Association of Goldsmiths as being worth £82,000.00. Hoping to be to Christmas decorations what Faberge is to eggs, the bauble consists of a snowflake cut pattern sits swathed amidst a sparkling display of diamonds, all of which have been delicately placed by hand, on top of a 18 carat white gold sphere.

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Luxury Destinations: Thailand Island Real Estate Trip Day 4

Every great trip must come to an end, and as today is the last full day in Thailand, we’re definitely going to make the most of it. A brief shower cleared in time for us to jump on the mopeds and head for a tour of the island. Koh Yao Noi has an 18km perimeter […]

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Luxury Destinations: Thailand Island Real Estate Trip Day 3

Day 3 of the Diary of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes’ Travel Destinations: Thailand Island Real Estate Trip speaks of the adventures from Kho Yao Noi and Villaguna Residence and Spa, wake boarding, visiting Maya Beach on Kho Phi Phi Island, the setting of Leonardo di Caprio’s movie, The Beach, and much more.

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Luxury Destinations: Thailand Island Real Estate Trip Day 2

Day 2 of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes’ Thailand island real estate trip. Having witnessed the impressive Phan Nga Bay, better known as James Bond Island as it was where The Man with the Golden Gun, the 007 movie with Roger Moore as Bond facing off against Scarramanga and Nic Nac. Then on for lunch at the Floating Restaurant Village before heading to Villaguna Residence and Spa on Koh Yao Noi Island.

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Luxury Destinations: Thailand Island Real Estate Trip Day 1

We’re in Thailand to inspect the progress of the wonderful Villaguna Resort & Spa.  Where internet connections allow, we’ll be keeping a travel diary (as an aside, this blog has been completed and uploaded entirely on an iPhone, which is pretty impressive). Day 1 in Thailand has been of great value. The ease at which […]

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Lindt Chocolate Café Opens in Melbourne

The Lindt Chocolate Café has finally opened in Collins Street, Melbourne, adding to its Australian presence (there are four in Sydney already). Experience a unique, exciting experience and some of life’s sinful creations.! Perhaps the degustation tasting with the five senses – look, touch, listen, smell and taste. Or attend a Chocolate Appreciation Evening and learn about chocolate. Christine Watson of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes can’t wait to become a regular.

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