Holiday 2010 Luxury Green Gift Guide

Exotic Cars – Limited Edition Scorpion HX Ingenuity for the 21st Century: Blending Exotic Cars with Fuel Efficiency

Cutting edge design, stellar performance and fuel efficiency, a car lover’s dream! Developed by
Ronn Motor Company in Austin Texas the Limited Edition Scorpion HX is a rear engine hydrogen fueled vehicle making its mark in the exotic car industry.

Unlike iconic designs of the past such as the Alfa Romeo 1750 Zagato, the Jaguar E type, and the AC Cobra 427, Ronn Motor’s Scorpion HX was created with the environment in mind. The proprietary H2GO™ system reduces engine CO2 emissions to nearly zero, enhances engine performance and improves fuel consumption efficiency to 40 miles per gallon.
(US $250,000)

Pezula Golf Resort – A Golfer’s Paradise!
A stay at Pezula, one of Africa’s most luxurious resort estates is the perfect gift for any avid golfer. Located on the Western Cape of South Africa in the picturesque town of Knysna, the resort features a breathtaking 18 hole Championship Golf Course described as a sweeping spectacle of fairways and greens rolling through the pristine landscape of the world famous Garden Route. In 2005, the course was rated by Compleat Golfer as a “Five Star Golf Experience”

The Pezula Resort was purchased in 2001 and has since been undergoing the largest private alien removal project ever seen in South Africa, which appears to be a big success. The reintroduction of indigenous vegetation has led to an increase in surface water, the regeneration of water loving species in the wetlands, the reappearance of forest vegetation as well as local wildlife.

The Pezula Group’s environmental efforts and commitment is ongoing and has led to a number of awards. Those staying at the resort can also indulge in organic cuisine and wines as well as the spa’s rejuvenating treatments. (Various packages available)

Eloise Grey Fine Ethical Clothing
Tailoring at its finest – Buttoned Gilet (Vest) with Nerhu Collar

Blending the art of weaving, fine tailoring and a respect for the land and artisans, Eloise Grey’s award winning creations are timeless. This stylish gilet (or vest in North America) is made of ethical tweed (meaning it originates from wool obtained from small sheep farms that practice organic methods but have not yet been certified as organic) and features two pockets and exquisite tailoring details, an interlayer of lightweight wool fleece and a hand loomed lining of organic cotton. Will provide warmth throughout the cold winter months with unrestricted ease of movement for the arms.
(£640.00 approx $ 997 USD)

Sustainable Eyewear- Iwood Sunglasses

Designer sunglasses like no other. Iwood sunglasses are flawlessly handcrafted from reclaimed exotic FSC certified wood that was used to decorate the interior of private luxury jets. Each pair is meticulously assembled in the US and have Carl Zeiss optical-quality lenses that ensure 100% UVA and UVB protection

Iwood sungalsses are the creation of Stephen McMenamin who had become frustrated and disillusioned with ill fitting sunglasses available. Having spent 20 years in sales and design with various luxury good makers including Lacoste, Cross Pens and Porsche Designs, Stephen set out to design the perfect pair of sunglasses. Perfectly balanced, lightweight and exquisitely stylish Iwood is the end result. The consummate blend of style, function and sustainability.
($370 US)

Modern Elegance for 21st Century Technology – iPad Sustainable Leather Case

The most stylish way to carry the year’s hottest technology around. Created by Gillian Stevens of DewDrop Designs, the iPad cases feature buttery soft leather that has been naturally dyed and handstitched with recycled or upcycled leather. Inspired by the colors of nature, the sustainable leather iPad cases are available in either a snakeskin embossed look or screen printed. The perfect accessory for any world traveler or iPad enthusiast. Ideal for a Kindle too!
Also available at Fresh Unlimited.
($80 US snakeskin embossed, $60.00 US screen printed)