The average life expectancy in the United States is approximately 78 years old. Americans live longer, with better diets and improved health care, than ever before, but only 0.02% will hit the century mark.   To understand how people can live longer throughout the world, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine h...

The Yoox Group said on Tuesday that it had agreed to merge with its luxury e-commerce rival Net-a-Porter in an all-share deal. The transaction would create an online luxury fashion retailer from two companies that combined to post revenue of 1.3 billion euros, or about $1.4 billion, in 2014, Yoox said. The new company would be called Yoox Net-...

The U.S. edition of the Made in Italy Awards 2015 will take place on September 2015, in New York, in the presence of a vast audience of Italian and American business, institutions and celebrities. The Made in Italy Awards 2015 is under the patronage of the Italian Trade Agency, ITA which is the government organization promoting the internationaliz...

Fiat's decision to spin off 10 percent of the 86-year-old brand has prompted speculation about Ferrari's modern legacy—but sometimes the best way to predict the future is to study the past. According to Hagerty, vintage Ferraris have gained seven times their value since 2006.   Even relatively contemporary models (think Ferrari Testarossa) h...

The latest trend hitting the runway at New York Fashion Week is sparkling, crisp and comes in a glass. Two of Italy's creative powerhouses, Italia Independent and famed Italian wine maker, Marco Fantinel, launch their newest project, The Independent Prosecco, in the U.S. this fall.    The Italian fashion group is known for their sophist...

Jeep was one of the grand prizes when Fiat took over Chrysler during the financial crisis of 2007-2009. Fiat boss Sergio Marchionne, an Italian-Canadian, knew the Jeep brand well. And in his strategic planning he made Jeep a focal point of expanding the combined Fiat Chrysler's sales globally. That explains why you see the Jeep name on the uni...

by Paul Takahashi   Butler Brothers has broken ground on an exclusive residential community inspired by the Tuscan city of Lucca. The Houston design-builder has begun site work on Piazza Lucca, a walled and gated development located at 6017 Memorial Drive, near Westcott Street. The high-end community will consist of 17 townhomes and three s...

High-performance vehicles from Italian automakers Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini are a popular attraction at the 2015 Portland International Auto Show, which opened February 5, 2015.   To see Ferrari and Maserati, head to the Oregon Ballroom Luxury Loft on the second floor of the Oregon Convention Center. The Ferrari display features the...

  WTI Magazine #39    2014 July, 16Author : Donatella Perrone for PoisonDrops.com      Translation by:   Frida Giannini leaves Gucci? No way, the denial comes from the designer herself, who in an interview with WWD puts an end to the rumors that wanted her to resign at the dawn of her first ten years with the label.    

Ready to own a piece of Fendi real estate?The Italian label is set to claim its share of Miami with a luxury condo building on the city's famous waterfront. According to WWD, the 12-story Fendi Château Residences, a collaboration with Château Group, is set to open in June of 2016 and will feature 58 units. Located near The Bal Harbour Shops, the c...