Stephen Lacey The traditional butler is enjoying a 21st century resurgence in popularity.
Natasha Hughes Boutique hotels offer travellers a hip and sometimes quirky alternative to traditional five-star chains.
Rachael Oakes-Ash A wide selection of opulent spa resorts can help you detox and recharge after a hectic summer.
Steve Colquhoun Amid all the fanfare and hoopla, the most expensive cocktail ever served goes largely untouched.
Cameron Houston, Chris Vedelago Developer Elias Jreissati's private eyrie will set a new record if it can fetch its asking price.
Judy Barouch The sky's the limit for the latest jaw-dropping swimming pools perched dizzily atop high-rise balconies or cantilevering vertiginously off rooftops.
Philip Wen Vas Nikolovski is keen to 'dispel the myth' that charter jet travel is a luxury reserved just for the rich and famous.
Lissa Christopher Big-spending visitors to Australia are changing the airport retail landscape, writes Lissa Christopher.
Andrew Hornery IT HAS become the catch-cry of the Cote d'Azur: ''Sacre bleu! Les Australiens!'' Around the luxurious villas and gleaming superyachts of the French Riviera, party planners, maids, chefs, caterers,...
''IT'S glamorous and pretentious, and billions of years old,'' says the co-director of jeweller Mondial Pink Diamond Atelier, Michael Neuman. ''Everything you want in a diamond.''
Call to alms
Saffron Howden The Myers, the Potters, and the Poola Foundation are leading a new trend in philanthropy that fuses indigenous cultural heritage with environmental conservation.
Georgina Safe Retail may be in the doldrums, but resale at the top end of town is booming, with Sotheby's banking on record results for its fine jewellery auction in Double Bay on Monday.
Toby Johnstone It's that time of year when daydreams turn from idyllic beaches to wood fires.
Stephanie Gardiner Could $70 million buy you happiness?
Handsets of desire
Sylvia Pennington Got a spare zero or two in the bank account and want to treat yourself to a little high-tech bling this holiday season?
Richard Williams Bernie Ecclestone has made a fortune out of formula one racing - now his daughters are busy spending it.
Clancy Yeates Sydney households are no longer the nation's wealthiest after being overtaken by residents in Melbourne, Perth and Canberra.
British Fashion designer Alexander McQueen did it and so did billionaire hotel operator Leona Helmsley, but legal experts warn that there can be pitfalls to bequeathing money to a pampered pet.
Glenda Kwek A Sydneysider is $24.9 million richer today, after winning a share of yesterday's $70 million Oz Lotto jackpot, NSW Lotteries says.
Glenda Kwek The winner of the $25 million Oz Lotto jackpot remains a mystery, NSW Lotteries say.