We stopped by the VIP preview on Friday night at Soho House to see a selection of the items on the block that include countless highly recognizable staples from Hermes, Chanel, Chopard, and Bulgari. Heritage Auctions, right here in Beverly Hills on Beverly Drive and Olympic, is hosting a two-day preview on Saturday & Sunday for their upcoming jewelz auction this Monday, Sept. 22, and their bag auction the following day on Sept. 23. Anyone who wants to see the items in person is welcome to go by. The auction will be streamed live on line so you can also bid from bed. Those who don’t know, Heritage has many ways to appraise and consign items through monthly walk-in events and larger fair-type events throughout the year.
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Week of 9/15:
New app is the uber for manservant’s – http://manservants.co
New $9,000 social-networking site for the rich ‘Netropolitan’. [Vice]
Larry Ellison retires from Oracle
Opening Ceremony asked Jonah Hill and Spike Jonze to write a celeb-cast play for #NYFW instead of a tradish show
Jennifer Lawrence (truffle hero) will Co-Chair the 2015 Met Gala [THR]
Startup ‘Alfred,’ Selling A Butler for $99/Month, Wins TechCrunch Disrupt
Emma, raised in Los Angeles and currently in her third year at the Florence Academy of Art, in Italy, is reportedly planning to move to the U.S. in the New Year with her 27-year-old artist boyfriend Richard Greathouse, who hails from Nashville, Tennessee. She is the cover star on the September issue of Harpers Bazaar.
A theater, a wine room, a $200,000 candy bar and pre-stocked Dom Perignon …. all perks in this new $85M home was built on spec by Bruce Makowsky who is the same guy who wound up buying the Malibu Colony home in 2010 where a mortgage officer from Wells Fargo has been squatting after it was seized by the bank from Bernie Madoff victims who could no longer pay their mortgage.
How many billionaires? How many Harvard graduates? How many new entries? Vanity Fair breaks it down on their annual New Establishment list by — founders of hot topics in tech from Tinder to SnapChat, entertainment names like the siblings David and Megan Ellison, along with the obvious — Beyonce — are included among others. [Vanity Fair]
“We just want to approach it in a different way — not with a traditional fashion week. LA is a market we want to expand into. We’d love to do something consumer-facing there — kick off awards season with a show of cocktail clothes and gowns and invite stylists, celebrities, editors and bloggers.” — Catherine Bennett, Senior VP at IMG Fashion, which produces New York Fashion Week. IMG was acquired by WME for $2.3 billion in January. [THR]
Spoiler alert: It’s our friends over at Bel Air Investment Advisors. Mike Zhang 23, became a millionaire recently after he sold an online company he started at the age of 14. Bel Air, which primarily manages money for very wealthy individuals, has been getting a number of new clients like Zhang lately: young, newly-made tech millionaires. Bel Air’s younger clients are putting a sizable chunk in hedge funds, master limited partnerships and real estate as well as safer, income generating assets like bonds. The entrepreneurs also like to keep between 10% and 15% of their assets free to invest in their own ventures or other start-ups. [CNN Money]
Marlon Brando’s granddaughter, Tumi Brando (26), shows his private atoll ‘Tetiaroa’ in French Polynesia — 30 miles north of Tahiti’s main island that Brando discovered while filming ‘Mutiny on the Bounty’ in 1960. It now houses ‘The Brando’, an eco-resort Brando had envisioned years ago.
Peter Thiel’s new book on startups ‘Zero to One’ is discussed in a recent podcast posted on VC giant Andreessen Horowitz’s blog with co-author Blake Masters, who based the book off his blogposts that re-capped a course Peter Thiel taught at his alma mater Stanford: “Computer Science 183: Startup.” The e-book is available from Barnes & Noble.
In this recent interview with TechCrunch, Tinder CEO, Sean Rad says his app is not just for hookups. That you can meet a best friend, a contact, or even your soul mate!
Robert Downey Jr and his son, Exton, for Vanity Fair
Robert Downey, Jr. and his son Exton are featured in this month’s issue of Vanity Fair.
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Yale Daily News reports James Franco is back in school for his Ph.D. in English Literature. “He is currently sitting in on sessions of Major English Poets,” according to the campus blog. Photo is from a 2009 TMZ article.
Ralph Lauren’s show looked like holograms walking on water #POLO4D
My Dad Just Got a Drone from Phantom. It locks onto seven satellites to hold it’s place so we can seat it at the dinner table and it keeps hovering while the Earth turns. The drone is currently hovering over our deck in Malibu and acts as a watch dog for passers-by.
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Ads aren’t cool. Sean Parker was right. We were told the same thing when we started The Daily Truffle, but then how do we all monetize?
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Someone just declared war on notorious entertainment-industry blogger Nikki Finke. NikkiStink.com went live this morning with what it claims are photographs and video of the reclusive Finke. [Ad Age]
Originally Published on: Feb 26, 2013: Heard: The Palm Restauant Moving to Beverly Hills! A little birdie tells us the Palm is moving to Bev Hills! This is unconfirmed but we are finding out more. We shall be cutting out the walls if they dont take them with!! UPDATE (8/20/14): We were right! Palm is coming to Canon…
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