Wants + needs

PUBLISHED : Friday, 01 April, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 01 April, 2011, 12:00am


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Cars by Lauren

Ralph Lauren's impressive collection of cars is now parked in Paris. Held at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, the show - called 'The Art of the Automobile: Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection' - focuses on European models created between the 1930s and the 1990s and includes a 1964 Ferrari 250 LM; a 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Scaglietti; a 1956/1958 Jaguar XKSS; and a 1931 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza. Ends August 28, 2011.

Nuts for Rahua

A new line of hair products has the beauty industry buzzing. Rahua, named after the collection's main ingredient, rahua nut oil, is a line of vegan products which also promotes fair trade and preservation of the indigenous people of the Amazon. Fabian Lliguin, owner of the Cocoon Salon in New York City, set out to develop cleansers and conditioners based around the oil after travelling in the Amazon region where he was impressed with the thick, shiny, strong hair of the locals. Available at Joyce Beauty.

Live the high life

Mandarin Oriental, Geneva has teamed with TAG Aviation to offer guests a luxurious package, combining all extravagances of the hotel's Mont Blanc Suite with a private jet flight over Mont Blanc. The suite offers 360-degree views over the snow-capped Alps and the city's bustling old town as well as the River Rhone. Also included in the 'Above the Clouds' package is a champagne breakfast each morning on a private terrace.

Run for fun

If the treadmill has begun to feel more like a hamsterwheel then the iPhone app Fun Run Trainer can help. The app lets you run the course of 200 of the world's most popular events, without having to leave your gym. It uses Google Maps to produce a satellite image of the track, which is then programmed to move at the same speed as your treadmill settings. Messages let you know when you need to up the inclination settings to ensure an accurate run of the course. Featured events include the London and Boston Marathons. It's also compatible with exercise bikes.

Delicious cycle

The Puma Pico is more than your average commuter bike. This urban-friendly machine is designed for mobility and portability (it features a folding mechanism so you can store or take it anywhere, even on buses, cars and elevators). It's equipped with a sturdy cargo basket and fat tires to provide better control on crowded streets. The bike is part of a collaboration between Puma, Biomega and KiBiSi.