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Versace has cut the ribbon on an all-new hotel in Macau, with 271 rooms across three towers and 12 floors. (Versace / Hypebeast)

🔼 The number of people living in poverty in Italy. It rose in 2023 to its highest level in about a decade »»

🔽 The Audi R8. The very last one has rolled off the line »»

💬 “The eyes of the world are on us.” Boeing stock rose slightly on news that the embattled planemaker’s CEO is stepping down »»

🛫 A Versace hotel opened in Macau »»

👗 Cucinelli launched its own eyewear line »» And: 5 iconic styles that prove a Mulberry handbag is always a good investment »»

💎 Know your stuff: The 13 most expensive Rolexes ever sold at auction »»

Since opening in 2022, Le Rock has managed to make Midtown, a neighborhood plagued by mediocrity, a destination—for even the most jaded New Yorker (Punch)

Where to drink in New York City »»

And: Once considered the ugly ducking of New York City's airports, Newark Liberty Airport’s Terminal A became just the third American airport to land a prestigious 5-star rating from Skytrax, joining Doha, Singapore, and both Tokyo airports »»

By the way: Malaysia Airlines has a new business class »»

Your iPhone is reportedly getting a 'new home screen' when iOS 18 drops »»

The ghost kitchen industry is shrinking — here’s why that’s a good thing »»

Also: How tech is improving to help restaurants execute dynamic pricing »»

And: Surge pricing is coming to Legoland »»

Accenture, a wide ranging professional services firm, has booked over US$1b in AI revenue in the first half of the year alone »»

‘Quiet luxury’ was once all about fashion — but now it describes how the top 1% travel too »»

A round up of London’s top spots for remote workers »»

Spanish carmaker Cupra is coming to America with a sporty Volkswagen-based EV »»

Also: What it’s really like to live in Spain under the country’s new-ish “digital nomad” visa »»

Baccarat Hotels' expansion to the Maldives part of larger growth strategy »»

These exercises burn the most calories per hour »»

Victorians brought so many seeds and saplings to Britain in the 19th century that giant redwood trees in England now outnumber those in the US »»

Attention American small businesses: a new app called Hopscotch Flow will front you your accounts receivables »»

Bitcoin cracked US$70K »»

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Picasso’s $139 million sale reveals unexpected investment opportunity

Just last month, an iconic Picasso painting shattered expectations when it sold for a whopping $139 million at auction. Impressive, considering it was purchased for around $1 million in the late 1960’s. 

But there’s a surprising group of investors also celebrating this sale: 61,000 everyday users of one investment platform. 

Why? Because that platform, called Masterworks, enables anyone to invest in blue-chip paintings by artists like Picasso and Banksy for just a fraction of the cost. When Masterworks sells a painting, investors can get a return. 

This way, not only the billionaires of the world can benefit from the art market.

Past performance is not indicative of future returns; investing involves risk. See disclosures at masterworks.com/cd.

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