💰 Musk’s massive AI raise

And Marrakech's best new social club

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Teddy Santis teased his rumored Aimé Leon Dore x New Balance 1000s on Instagram (Teddy Santis / Hypebeast)

🔼 xAI. Elon Musk's AI startup raised a US$6b Series B from blue chip VCs. The firm is now valued at US$24b »» 

🔽 European milk prices. Milk now costs more to produce than what consumers pay. Farmers are protesting »» 

💬 “This is a highly visible spectacle.” An influencer nicknamed “China’s Kim Kardashian” for his extravagant outfits and displays of wealth has been banned from Chinese social media —along with dozens of others who bragged about splurging on luxury goods »»

🛫 The One&Only resort brand expands its European footprint »» And: the 10 most affordable cities in Europe to visit this year »»

👗 Louis Vuitton’s 2025 Cruise collection balances time and style »» And: Teddy Santis teased 2 Aimé Leon Dore x New Balance 1000 colorways »»

🤖 Can AI earbuds win where the Humane “pin” and Rabbit device stumbled? »»

💎 Here’s a US$7.6m Ferrari »» 

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Fly privately from Paris to London next month with 5 of your friends for £640 each »»

One of Marrakech’s hottest new hangouts has no external signage and nothing to indicate you’ve arrived —other than a handful of creatives disappearing behind an unmarked blue wooden door (Fernando Marroquint / Pétanque Social Club / Wallpaper)

How film stars faded —and pop stars took over »»

The limits of cashless payments in China »»

Pétanque Social Club is Marrakech’s hottest new hangout »»

Pause is a new mental wellness habit app that exists to help you take out time for yourself »»

Marks & Spencer is enjoying a remarkable turnaround. The stock is up some 80% during the last year »»

London’s Elizabeth line is 2. Europe’s largest infrastructure project slashed journey times, and is boosting the capital’s economy »»

The 3 US states where 'Big Short' investor Kyle Bass is buying real estate to capitalize on migration trends »»

Alibaba signed David Beckham »»

Meet the Napoleon, the most refreshing whiskey cocktail you can drink this Summer »»

The hybrid Air Jordan 4 "skate sneaker" only gets better »»

And: This niche Japanese retailer is quietly dropping excellent footwear »»

3 new luxury hotels to know in Mallorca. Fun fact: they’re easier than ever for Americans to get to. United began offering Summertime direct flights from Newark to Palma in 2022 »»

And: Four stylish Paris hotels to book now »»

Meanwhile: The Hoxton is opening a new 161 key (room) hotel across two drastically different properties in Florence. We hear: the F&B offering is likely to be top notch »»

Finally: Canva launched an enterprise product »»

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