Jethro Sheeran Shares a Message of Hope and Healing Through Music for People Going Through Difficult Times

Billboard chart topping artist, Jethro “aLonestar” Sheeran is producing the soundtrack for the biopic film “Van Gogh”.  Jethro has collaborated with musicians such as Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Macy Gray, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, Wu-Tang, Shatta Wale, Akon, DaBaby, Young Thug, Future, Trippie Redd, and Pusha T. Jethro’s Album, “Tropical House Cruises to Jamaica.

The album features Reggae legend, Bob Marley’s sons, Damian and Stephen Marley and hit number #1 on the Billboard Charts.  Jethro has also produced and written several hit songs with his cousin Ed Sheeran.

Jethro Sheeran - Billboard Charts

We did an in depth interview with Jethro Sheeran and he shared with us some uplifting and healing words for those who are dealing with depression and mental health struggles.

Q. What are the similarities and the connection you feel with Vincent Van Gogh?

A. “Vincent Van Gogh is a huge inspiration to me.  The similarities I feel with Van Gogh, are those of being a struggling artist myself, obsessed with my art and struggling to be accepted, giving up everything for my art and fiercely pursuing it.  My art is not an option.  It’s a must.  Music is my air, my therapy, my oxygen.  My art is a part of me.  It’s who I am.  I live and breathe music.

Q. What is your mission in life?

A. My mission in life is to help people.  I hope my music will heal and uplift people, be listened to and appreciated.  I hope to have a voice which one day makes a change in the world for the better.  Music is about the spirit.  It speaks just like Van Gogh’s paintings, making you feel a certain way.

Back in the days, I had a woman who was in my top ten friends list.  She had lost 2 of her military sons in the Iraq war and she was completely devastated and suicidal.  I had a song on my myspace called “Catalyst” a global themed song full of hope for the world.  This was one of my first releases online and on CD.

This lady was in so much despair she wrote to me that she made a rope to commit suicide and she wanted to end her life.  Without her sons, she felt helpless.  Whilst she was setting up this awful scenario to commit suicide, she had my song “Catalyst” playing over and over again.

She messaged me saying that she was crying uncontrollably, but after finding a little bit of peace in my music, she told me she pulled the rope down and cried and did not commit suicide.  She is alive still today.

Jethro Sheeran Sunshine Rain

Q. What did that experience teach you?

A. To me that showed me the power of a song, of music and art.  I swore to myself, I will never stop making music ever and I will try to help as many people as possible who are suffering.  I will try to and be a voice for those people, speaking out and also sharing my own fears, anxiety, despair and insecurity.

Q. How does it make you feel to bear your soul via music?

A. I feel so naked when people hear my songs, they hear my inner most, deepest, darkest secrets.

I need to write as it’s my air, my therapy.  Once the words are written and they are out of me I feel a sense of peace and a hope someone else can relate.

Going through this everlasting struggle it seemed it would never get better.  I felt truly alone, my mental health was getting worse, social anxiety and feelings of suicide.  I felt at times, when I went to bed, I wish I’d never wake up.

Jethro Sheeran Spotify

Q. How did you get through it?

A. The anxiety was crippling but now I’m older and more mature.  I use tools to help me through these times.  I feel that if my music is enough for me and it helps me feel better and get so much fulfillment out if it, then I’m very lucky.  I’m full of gratitude.

I only wish Van Gogh could have gotten over his pain and not pulled the trigger and got through what he was going through.  The essence of life is change.  These bad, dark feelings don’t last forever.

I’ve always managed to overcome them, but I understand when it’s too much, bad thoughts transpire and it can result in so much pain and despair that you want to end it all.

Q. How are things now?

A. I’m glad to be happy today and my work now is to help other people who feel depressed, have anxiety and are suicidal.  I try to send a message through my music to say it’s going to be okay.  Nothing is so bad it can’t be changed and there is always light at the end of the tunnel.  We need to push this message out and reach people that think there is no way out.  God Loves us.  God cares.  Let’s share this message.

Jethro aLonestar Sheeran

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Kea Retreat- A Serene Sanctuary on Secluded Psathi Bay in Greece

Kea Retreat will be opening its doors for its second full season this year on April 16th, offering holistic all-inclusive 5–6-night retreats as well as shorter term stays on the weekends throughout the season.

Kea Island is less than an hour ferry ride from the mainland. For generations, it is a best-kept secret among the Greek islands. Plus, the island is renowned for its rich local culture and unspoiled nature.

Elegant Boutique Retreat

Kea Retreat sits on is on a serene and abundant natural reserve on the island of Kea. Thus, every aspect of the luxury retreat is inspired by a love for Greek culture – celebrating nature, food, and life. The hotel’s seven luxury suites are restored kathikies (traditional Greek stone farmhouses). These date back hundreds of years. As a result, they merge into the hill’s rocky topography with unobstructed, endless Aegean Sea views.

The true essence of Kea Retreat can be heard in the evocative strains of traditional Greek rebetiko music. In addition, it is felt in the serenity of mind and spirit immersed in nature.

What makes the Kea Retreat experience unique is the fine-tuned balance between physical and spiritual fulfillment. Hence, a reflection of the family’s own philosophy of life. Ideally described as “Zorba-meets-Buddha,” the retreat’s aim is to nurture body and mind through yoga, meditation, and healing practices. In addition, through good food, good company and good fun. As a result, it’s the realization of a peak human experience.

Lygaria Farm & Restaurant

As the property re-opens for its second full season this year, the Kea Retreat team announces the grand opening of Lygaria Farm & Restaurant. This on-site small scale fine dining experience offers a multi-course tasting menu. The menu changed daily based on the available produce and freshly caught seafood. Lygaria will be open for bookings outside of Kea Retreat guests starting June 2024.

Lygaria is an intimate fine dining experience open inspired by the Cycladic sun, Aegean breeze & beautiful traditions of Greek island culture. Led by Chef Uriel Eshet, Kea Retreat’s cuisine embodies the destination’s slow living and nature conscious principles. As a result, the new restaurant draws from his experience in numerous Michelin-star restaurants in Europe and the USA.

Therefore, Uriel combines innovative techniques with a farm-to-table philosophy. Plus, they offer guests dishes exclusively based on seasonal and local ingredients. Much of it grows on the property’s olive groves, fruit orchards, vegetable and herb gardens, and vineyards.

Kea Retreat is tucked away on a serene and abundant natural reserve on the island of Kea, an island just a 50-minute ferry ride away but historically one of the most untouched. The property was created to offer a sanctuary for travelers seeking to find relaxation, rejuvenation, and a reconnection with the essence of being.

Did you enjoy reading about Kea Retreat and Lygaria Farm & Restaurant? Contact us to assist booking your next luxury getaway.



Tupac Shakur’s Brother, Mopreme Shakur, Joins “Van Gogh” Biopic as Executive Producer


Tupac Shakur
’s brother, Mopreme Shakur, has joined the Vincent Van Gogh biopic, as Executive Producer.  Shakur will also produce songs for the movie soundtrack and perform on the album.

Mopreme Shakur, is a billboard chart topping, multi-platinum, recording artist with a vast array of musical accomplishments under his belt.  He was a member of Tupac’s infamous rap group “Thug Life.”  Mopreme’s highly anticipated autobiography will be released later this year.

“I’m above the stars to be so privileged to be a part of this groundbreaking project!  So excited to see the story of Van Gogh come to life!” says Mopreme Shakur.

Tupac Shakur and his brother MopremeMopreme Shakur and Tupac Shakur

The “Van Gogh” filmmakers will collaborate with the Tupac Shakur Foundation, in their mission to uplift and inspire youth from marginalized communities and to spread mental health awareness and healing through art.  About – www.tupacshakurfoundation.org

The “Van Gogh” film partnership with Tupac’s family is quite fitting because Tupac loved Vincent Van Gogh and was inspired by him from an early age.

Tupac’s favorite song was Don McClean’s “Vincent” (Starry, Starry, Night).  Shakur’s mother Afeni played the song “Vincent” on repeat, while Tupac was on his death bed, to give him musical comfort after he was shot in 1996.  As a child, Tupac choreographed a dance performance in school to the song “Vincent.”  As an adult, Tupac wrote a poem dedicated to Vincent, which expresses the connection he felt with Van Gogh.

Tupac Shakur Vinyl Record Van Gogh Art Work - 1997.jpg

After Tupac’s passing, his mother Afeni honored him by having a painting made of Tupac in the style of Van Gogh’s self portrait.  This painting was used on the album of his posthumous release, “R U Still Down?  Remember Me.”

Tupac’s mother Afeni, founded the Tupac Shakur Foundation in honor of her son, to spread healing through art for youth from disadvantaged communities.

The biopic is being produced by Van Gogh historian, writer and film producer, Kira Madallo Sesay.

Kira Madallo Sesay and Steven Spielberg - red carpetKira Madallo Sesay and Steven Spielberg

Kira Madallo Sesay on IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1690608/

Tupac loved Vincent Van Gogh. Therefore, we are deeply honored to have his beloved and talented brother, Mopreme Shakur, Executive Producing “Van Gogh” with us.  Vincent and Tupac went on to inspire billions of people. They are both legends.  Their stars will shine forever,” says Kira Madallo Sesay.

Bobby Deleon is Executive Producing “Van Gogh.”  Deleon is an executive at Johnny Depp‘s company Infinitum Nihil and former manager of Depp’s legendary Hollywood club, The Viper Room.

The “Van Gogh” biopic filmmakers have partnered with the makers of Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience to bring Vincent’s story to the big screen.  Gilles Colinet and the late Mario Iacampo, creator of Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience are Executive Producers on the film.
“Van Gogh” Film Partners With Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

The Van Gogh live exhibitions have been a worldwide hit, making over $250 million in just one year, because of Vincent’s sudden resurgence in popularity.  As of now, the Van Gogh immersive ​exhibitions have made over $1 billion in profits.  The movie and the exhibition will work in partnership to cross promote the film “Van Gogh” and the immersive experience worldwide.

Jethro SheeranJethro Sheeran

Ed Sheeran‘s cousin Jethro Sheeran is producing the “Van Gogh” movie soundtrack album.
Ed Sheeran’s Cousin Jethro Sheeran, to Produce Van Gogh Biopic Movie Soundtrack

The goal of the album is to uplift and inspire those suffering from mental illness and to prevent suicide.  Sheeran is putting together a group of celebrity musicians for the soundtrack.

“I’m very happy to have Mopreme Shakur join the “Van Gogh” film soundtrack!  He’s an incredible artist!  I used to listen to Mopreme and Tupac in the group “Thug Life.”  His life and family story is fascinating!  I can’t wait for his autobiography!  He’s such a dope dude!”  says Jethro Sheeran.

More filmmakers and celebrity attachments will be announced soon.

Simonne at Van Gogh: The Immersive ExperienceSimonna

Tupac is definitely one of the most influential rappers of all time. He inspired millions of artists all over the world, including me. He was not just a performer. He was a creator, motivator, and a true leader that I look up to as an artist. Tupac is a source of inspiration and empowerment for me, and many young people who are fighting against inequality. Tupac is the leader of all the dreamers, believers, and artists worldwide,” says Simonna, who is a singer on the “Van Gogh” movie soundtrack.

The “Van Gogh” biopic is the result of over 7 years of on the ground research about Vincent.  In an effort to truly walk in Van Gogh’s footsteps, screenwriter producer, Kira Madallo Sesay, traveled to every location where he lived, worked or visited.  Kira has also studied thousands of archival documents related to Van Gogh.  As a result of this extensive research, new information about Vincent will be revealed in the film for the first time.  Kira is also writing a book about Van Gogh.

Kira Madallo Sesay has a luxury jewelry company in honor of Vincent Van Gogh’s art and humanitarian legacy.  10% of the profits of the jewelry sold, goes to suicide prevention charities and African educational charities in gold and diamond mining regions.

For more information please visit: https://vinscentvangogh.com/

For more information about Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience, please visit: https://vangoghexpo.com

Photos courtesy of: Pixels (main), 2PAC.com, Kira Madallo Sesay, Jethro Sheeran and Simonna.




Royal Falcon One Superyacht for Sale by Gordon Brothers

The Royal Falcon One superyacht is exclusively available for sale by private treaty from global asset experts, Gordon Brothers.

The M/Y Royal Falcon One was built in 2019 and is the world’s only luxury, catamaran superyacht. Created by Studio F.A. Porsche, the luxury superyacht is a spacious four-deck, 10-berth catamaran. In addition, the amazing yacht features best-in-class design and artisanry.

The discerning owner of the Royal Falcon One superyacht can entertain guests in the expansive cabin, which features a 10-seat dining table and three bars. Plus, there is an open skylight for privacy. Also, you can relax on the sundeck with a large lounge area with jacuzzi. Next, simply enjoy the water with toys including water scooter, kneeboard and water skis. In addition, kayaks, wakeboard, snorkeling set and two stand up paddleboards are also available. A shallow draft allows the superyacht to access and anchor in the most secluded coves.

Oliver Veart, Director, Marine & Valuations at Gordon Brothers states, “Royal Falcon One presents a unique opportunity for the discerning buyer to acquire a one-of-a-kind catamaran under 500 gross tons. The vessel is berthed in Genoa, Italy and available for prompt delivery in time for the Mediterranean summer season.”

Royal Falcon One Superyacht for Sale

Onboard facilities:

  • Guest Accommodation: Five VIP suites sleep up to ten guests.
  • Crew Accommodation: Four crew cabins, a chief engineer’s cabin and a chief officer’s cabin.
  • Operations: Laundry, storerooms, technical rooms and concealed tender drops down from stern.

Gordon Brothers has helped lenders, management teams, advisors and investors move forward through change, since 1903. Therefore, the firm brings a powerful combination of expertise and capital to clients. For example, they will develop customized solutions across four services areas: valuations, dispositions, financing and investment.

Gordon Brothers has a dedicated marine services and valuations practice that leverages decades of experience buying, selling and valuing assets. Hence, they cover both the commercial and industrial economy across Australia, Brazil, Canada, the U.K., Europe, Japan and the U.S. In addition, the firm provides advisory services, such as fleet and vessel renewal analysis, disposition and investment strategies.

If interesting in purchasing this luxury superyacht, please contact The Life of Luxury for additional details.  The yacht’s asking price is available upon application.

We hope you enjoy reading about the M/Y Royal Falcon One superyacht. Follow us for the latest luxury superyacht news.

Photos: Gordon Brothers




New Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase Date Manufacture Watch

Luxury watch brand Frederique Constant prides itself in being a true Swiss watch manufacturer. They create their own movements and assemble their watches by hand. The watch brand asked French artist seconde/seconde/ to find a way to convey the message in his own distinctive, cheeky style. Perhaps, he may have gone too far. The result is two altered limited editions of the Slimline Moonphase Date Manufacture.

One watch Slimline Moonphase edition is steel and limited to just 100 examples. The other edition is steel with a rose gold tone crown and dial elements. This one is limited to only 10 pieces.

Known as a commentator, comedian, horological hacker and even a guerrilla artist. Romaric André is better known to the world under his alias seconde/seconde/. In a short few years, Hence, seconde/seconde/ has become a mainstay in many watch collectors’ radars. From editing vintage watches with playful elements to collaborating with brands of all sizes and price segments. As a result, seconde/seconde/ found in the watch industry a perfect and somewhat untapped playground for combining his two passions: satire and horology.

For his first collaboration with Frederique Constant, seconde/seconde/ sought to shine a light on what he considers the brand’s greatest strength. The hand-assembled aspect of its watches. Upon a first glance from a distance, the Slimline Moonphase Date Manufacture appears totally normal. Yet, the finely polished three-part 42mm stainless steel case, the subtly sparkling matt silver dial and harmonious moonphase and date display are all there. Take a closer look and notice nothing is as it seems.

The applied hour markers appear to be weirdly and unevenly dispatched. Plus, the script of the logo and the date indication look like they were hand-written. Even the moonphase disk’s moon and stars look uneven and drawn by hand. For seconde/seconde/ though, it makes perfect sense. Highlight the handcrafted aspect of Frederique Constant’s Slimline Moonphase Date Manufacture by incorporating a bit of human error. On the reverse side of the case, there is an open display case.

Thanks for reading about the Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase Date Manufacture watch. Are you looking for that perfect luxury watch? The Life of Luxury can assist you, as we work with wholesalers and retail partners all around the world.

Photo: Frederique Constant




Innsbruck Is A Perfect Romantic Getaway for Valentine’s Day

Are you looking for a romantic getaway for Valentine’s Day? Well love is in the air and love is in the Alps. Loved ones can reach new heights with an exciting break to the Innsbruck, Austria. It is the picture-perfect Capital of the Alps. So, make your plans now for an enjoyable Valentine’s Day in style.

Set against snow-capped mountains, Innsbruck provides the perfect destination for couples. Hence, experience an unforgettable Valentine’s celebration. This romantic getaway is a blend of an urban city break with romantic winter-themed activities.

Innsbruck Tourism’s Marketing Manager, Colette Verra, states: “Whether you’re wanting a leisurely city break to enjoy with your partner or a thrill seeking, Valentine’s escape, Innsbruck offers the best of both worlds. Thanks to the Welcome Card and Ski plus CITY pass Stubai Innsbruck, Innsbruck is extremely connected for whatever the heart desires.”

Old Town Innsbruck, Austria - Golden Roof

Photo courtesy of: © Innsbruck Tourismus – Markus Mair

5 recommendations for the perfect alpine-getaway:

Panoramic views
There aren’t many places in the world where you can be in the center of the city to the top of the mountains in just 20 minutes. Therefore, experience panoramic views of Innsbruck. Take the Nordkettenbahnen funicular and cable cars up to the Seegrube. Once there, enjoy an altitude of almost 2,000 meters. Couples may even want to have a Valentine’s Day brunch on the Seegrube. Enjoy the backdrop of stunning snow-capped mountains.

Chillout like celebrities at the Iglu-Dorf
Fans of the show ‘Married at First Sight’ may recognize this romantic location. Recent contestants Rosaline Darlington and Thomas Kriaras spent their luxury honeymoon at “Iglu-Dorf“. Continuing, this stylish igloo hotel with a restaurant, bar and sauna is surrounded by art pieces created out of snow and ice.

Hand-in-hand through snowy landscapes
Enjoy a romantic hike with beautiful mountain scenery. Thus, simply relax and take in the fresh alpine air. Innsbruck has 67 kilometers of signposted winter trails. They range in difficulty to suit everyone’s ability. For example, try a slow-paced walk or a challenging hike. As a result, visitors will notice there is something for everyone.

Couple of thrill-seekers
Thrill seeking couples may find nothing more romantic than being at the top of a mountain with skis or a snowboard. Innsbruck boasts 13 different ski resorts. They are all linked-up by free public transport through one ticket, with the Ski plus CITY pass Stubai Innsbruck. You can have the day on the slopes. Next, enjoy a romantic dinner in the city center for the evening.

Take time to switch off and relax
Innsbruck offers some of the best wellness spas and hotels in the region. For example, saunas, pools and a range of treatments await. Plus, couples can get a pampering and enjoy their romantic time together. Enhance your well-being experience with a visit to the Bio Wellness Hotel Holzleiten or the Alpenresort Schwarz. Both properties offer relaxing activities. For example – panoramic heated pools, yoga and a range of treatments.

Colette Verra continues, “Thanks to the Welcome Card and Ski plus CITY pass Stubai Innsbruck, Innsbruck is extremely connected for whatever the heart desires. With its distinctive blend of urban and imperial attractions, coupled with world-class winter sports offerings, Innsbruck has all the ingredients for the perfect Valentine’s getaway.”

In conclusion, The Life of Luxury can help you plan and book your entire Valentine’s Day romantic getaway to Innsbruck, Austria. Contact us today for that romantic getaway you dream about.

Feature Photo courtesy of: © Alpenresort Schwarz




“Van Gogh” Biopic Filmmakers Team Up With “Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience”

The Van Gogh biopic filmmakers have teamed up with the makers of Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience to bring Vincent’s incredible life story to the big screen.

The Van Gogh live exhibitions have been a worldwide hit making over $250 million in just one year, because of Vincent’s sudden resurgence in popularity.  As of now, the Van Gogh immersive exhibitions have made over $1 billion in profits.
Van Gogh “Immersive” Shows Have Become a Money-Making Sensation

The movie and the exhibition will work in partnership to cross promote the “Van Gogh” film and the immersive experience worldwide.  The filmmakers plan to do special exhibitions of the “Van Gogh” movie costumes, sets, and props at the Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience locations.  They will also host Q and A’s with the Oscar winning “Van Gogh” film crew and celebrity cast members at the exhibition venues.

Ed Sheeran and Jethro Sheeran - aLonestar

Ed Sheeran’s cousin, Jethro Sheeran, is producing the “Van Gogh” movie soundtrack.  (Ed Sheeran’s Cousin Jethro Sheeran, to Produce Van Gogh Biopic Movie Soundtrack)  Sheeran is putting together a group of famous musicians for the film.  Concerts featuring the ‘Van Gogh” soundtrack celebrity artists, will be performed at various Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience locations.

“It was such a blessing to visit Van Gogh: The Immersive Exhibition, which our film is collaborating with. It was just mind blowing, I felt such an amazing insight into Van Gogh’s life and art. I didn’t want to leave! I was totally immersed in Van Gogh’s world at the expo. I am very excited to perform the songs from the “Van Gogh” movie soundtrack with the celebrity artists at the Van Gogh immersive expos around the globe!” says Jethro Sheeran.

The biopic is being produced by Van Gogh historian, writer and film producer, Kira Madallo Sesay.

Kira Madallo Sesay and Steven Spielberg - red carpetKira Madallo Sesay and Steven Spielberg

Kira Madallo Sesay on IMDb:  https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1690608/

“We are thrilled to partner with the incredible Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience on this meaningful project to celebrate Van Gogh’s artwork and share his legacy with the world.” , says Kira Madallo Sesay.

Bobby Deleon is Executive Producing “Van Gogh.”  Deleon is an executive at Johnny Depp’s company Infinitum Nihil and former manager of Depp’s legendary Hollywood club, The Viper Room.

Gilles Colinet and the late Mario Iacampo, the founder of Exhibition Hub, are both Executive Producers on the film.

“Van Gogh, as well as being the extraordinary artist we all know, is intimately linked to the history of Exhibition Hub.  He was the theme of our first immersive exhibition, which toured the world attracting millions of visitors and continues to do so.  Combining our passion for Van Gogh with that of the film teams, bringing together the best of two contemporary artistic worlds, was therefore an obvious choice and promises to offer the public a vision of Vincent’s legacy that could not be more organic.  We’re really looking forward to bringing you the result!”  says Gilles Colinet, Marketing Director of Exhibition Hub.

More ‘Van Gogh’ filmmaker and celebrity attachments will be announced soon.

Simonne at Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

“Visiting the Van Gogh exhibition was one of the most incredible experiences of my life.  Going in there is like walking into Vincent’s world.  You see his vision, even understand his mind.  You walk through those rooms, and glistening lights project the painting onto you – so you don’t just see it, you feel it.  I can’t explain that ethereal experience, it is just absolutely magical.” says singer Simonna, who is featured on the “Van Gogh” movie soundtrack.


For more information about Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience, please visit: https://vangoghexpo.com

The “Van Gogh” biopic is the result of over 7 years of on the ground research about Vincent.  In an effort to truly walk in Van Gogh’s footsteps, screenwriter producer, Kira Madallo Sesay, traveled to every location where he lived, worked or visited.  Kira has also studied thousands of archival documents related to Van Gogh.  As a result of this extensive research, new information about Vincent Van Gogh will be revealed in the film for the first time.  Kira is also writing a book about Van Gogh.

Kira Madallo Sesay has a luxury jewelry company in honor of Vincent Van Gogh’s art and humanitarian legacy.  10% of the profits of the jewelry sold, goes to suicide prevention charities and African educational charities in gold and diamond mining regions.

For more information please visit: https://vinscentvangogh.com/

Photos courtesy of: Jethro Sheean, Kira Madallo Sesay and Simonna.




Ed Sheeran’s Cousin Jethro Sheeran, to Produce Van Gogh Biopic Movie Soundtrack

Ed Sheeran’s cousin Jethro Sheeran has joined the Vincent Van Gogh biopic film, entitled “Van Gogh” as Soundtrack Producer.  Jethro’s recording artist name is “aLonestar.” He has had multiple Billboard charts hits and has collaborated with musicians such as Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Macy Gray, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, Wu-Tang, Shatta Wale, Akon, DaBaby, Young Thug, Future, Trippie Redd, and Pusha T.

Jethro’s Album, “Tropical House Cruises to Jamaica” featuring Reggae legend, Bob Marley’s sons, Damian and Stephen Marley, hit number #1 on the Billboard Charts.  Jethro has also produced and written several hit songs with his cousin Ed Sheeran.

Ed Sheeran and Jethro Sheeran - aLonestar

When Ed first embarked on his career in London, Jethro was a protective, nurturing and encouraging mentor to Ed as he entered the music business.  The cousins still maintain a close relationship.

Ed Sheeran and Jethro Sheeran - aLonestar
Ed Sheeran and Jethro Sheeran - aLonestar
Ed Sheeran and Jethro Sheeran - aLonestar
Ed Sheeran and Jethro Sheeran - aLonestar

In an interview with Josie Gibson, Ed stated:

“We’ve been working together since I was about 12, like, Jethro introduced pretty much, hip hop to me.”  – Ed Sheeran

“I remember him (Jethro) coming around my house with his Dad when I was about eight, with Eminem’s slim Shady LP.” – Ed Sheeran

“I used to come up to London when I was about 14, 15 and stay with Jethro in Boremwood and we were putting tracks together then.” – Ed Sheeran

JOSIE GIBSON Interviews ALONESTAR (JETHRO SHEERAN) & ED SHEERAN for iFILM LONDON / PART 1.

 

JOSIE GIBSON Interviews ALONESTAR (JETHRO SHEERAN) & ED SHEERAN for iFILM LONDON / PART 2.

 

Songs Featuring Jethro Sheeran and Ed Sheeran:
“Raise em up”
https://open.spotify.com/album/1ZoVbEdJ6tjfW15JAoY0D2
“Real Life”
https://open.spotify.com/track/66DlbEi9PvJo3Dbzm9NdEv

Jethro’s collaboration with Chris Brown:
“Street Life”
https://open.spotify.com/track/0cZNf0iOFjU7g64AfcaNlO

The Van Gogh movie is being produced by Van Gogh historian, writer and film producer, Kira Madallo Sesay, through her company Kalliope Filmshttps://kalliopefilms.com/

Kira Madallo Sesay - red carpet

Kira Madallo Sesay on IMDb: ​ https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1690608/

“We’re delighted to have the immensely talented music producer, performer and songwriter, Jethro Sheeran, join us on our mission to honor Vincent Van Gogh and to raise awareness for suicide prevention via the film’s soundtrack.  We believe that Jethro has the talent and vision to usher this meaningful movie soundtrack to a level of artistry and deep meaning that Van Gogh would be proud of.” says Kira Madallo Sesay.

Bobby Deleon is Executive Producing “Van Gogh.”  Deleon is an executive at Johnny Depp’s company Infinitum Nihil and former manager of Depp’s iconic Hollywood club The Viper Room.  More producers and celebrity attachments will be announced soon.

Sadly, Vincent Van Gogh died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  In honor of Vincent’s struggle with Bipolar disorder, the goal of the Van Gogh movie soundtrack is to spread mental health awareness and to help prevent suicide.

Jethro Sheeran

Jethro Sheeran states, “I was so attracted to this movie ‘Van Gogh.’  The script has so much depth with feeling, art emotion and expression.”

He continues, “If I could write a song to make people feel through music that there is light at the end of the tunnel and we will get through it, save lives and help others, that is something I desire more than anything on this earth. To save just one person or help the whole world.“

The “Van Gogh” biopic is the result of over 7 years of on the ground research about Van Gogh.  In an effort to truly walk in Vincent’s footsteps, screenwriter producer, Kira Madallo Sesay, traveled to every location where Vincent, lived worked or visited.  As a result of this extensive research, new information about Vincent Van Gogh will be revealed in the film for the first time. Kira is also writing a book about Van Gogh.

Additionally, Kira has a luxury jewelry company in honor of Vincent Van Gogh’s art and humanitarian legacy.  10% of the profits of the jewelry sold, goes to suicide prevention charities and African educational charities in gold and diamond mining regions.  For more information please visit: https://vinscentvangogh.com/

Jethro Sheeran is putting together an ensemble of celebrity musicians for the Van Gogh movie soundtrack to help share a message of hope and healing.  The singer, Simonna, will also be performing a song on the soundtrack to inspire and uplift those suffering from depression.

Simmona

Photos courtesy of: Jethro Sheeran, Kira Madallo Sesay and Simonna.




Two New Limited-Edition Timepieces for Year of the Dragon – Arnold & Son

Luxury watch brand Arnold & Son introduces the Perpetual Moon 41.5 Red Gold “Year of the Dragon” and Luna Magna Red Gold “Year of the Dragon.” The year of the Wooden Dragon starts on February 10, 2024. In addition to a year of questioning and control, the dragon also represents negotiation and generosity.

The Arnold & Son Perpetual Moon 41.5 Red Gold and Luna Magna Red Gold models are issued in two colorways – blue and black. Each colorway is limited to only eight pieces each. Therefore, only 32 of these stunning timepieces will be available for collectors worldwide.

LUNA MAGNA RED GOLD”

Arnold & Son showcases the traditional Chinese calendar, with a majestic dragon and the artistic crafts. Fine watchmaking, miniature sculpture, and gemstone craftsmanship make up the two versions of their new luxury watches. As a result, both limited edition watches feature an encounter between a dragon and the moon.

Resonance of the Gems
As a tribute to decorative horology, Arnold & Son dedicates the “Chinese Zodiac” with their amazing Luna Magna collection. Two versions are available. They both feature a large moon composed of red gold (5N) and pietersite or onyx. The moon is face to face with an impressive dragon in the same gold.

The features a large dial. It shows dragon landing. Plus it’s made from the same stone as the three-dimensional moon, namely pietersite or onyx. The first is blue with veining. The second is smooth, glossy and black. The off-center dial showing the hours and minutes is in white opal. Thus, a signature Arnold & Son gemstone.

Cambered Dragon
Just like the case that encloses it, the dragon is hand-engraved and sculpted from red gold (5N). Hence, the powerful body of the mythical creature wraps around the dial to its head.

PERPETUAL MOON 41.5 RED GOLD

According to the traditional Chinese calendar, 2024 is a prosperous and harmonious year. Arnold & Son marks this occasion with a sculptural flying dragon on a dial. This dragon shows against the aventurine glass. Its delicate sculpture includes countless hand-crafted details.

Undulation
The majestic dragon has powerful feet, dissuasive claws, open maw, and whiskers flowing in the wind. As a result, it drifts between two worlds. With hand-painted shadows, the large, mother-of-pearl moon is overlaid with Super-LumiNova. It is against an aventurine glass sky. Plus, it’s surrounded by the constellations of the Great Bear and Cassiopeia. These are hand-painted and overlaid with luminescent material.

The Life of Luxury has partnerships around the world with luxury watch wholesalers and retailers. As a result, we can locate and offer almost every luxury watch brand and model available.

We hope you enjoyed reading the two new luxury watches from Arnold & Son. Be sure to return soon and follow the latest luxury watch news and product releases.

Photo: Arnold & Son




$200 Million Bugatti Art-Car Set To Smash Mercedes $142M World Record

Artist Jack Armstrong will unveil the World’s Most Expensive Car in Monte Carlo – his $200 Million Bugatti ‘X’ hypercar.

Scheduled for January 2025, it will celebrate Armstrong’s 50th Anniversary as an artist. As the founder of Cosmic ‘X’ Art, he worked with both Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol at the start of his iconic career.

His painting ‘Warhol Naked‘ at $300 Million, along with his Cosmic ‘Starship’ Harley-Davidson motorcycle rate alongside the rarest modern objects in the world.

Cosmic Starship Harley-Davidson motorcycle

Million Dollar Harley Art For Collectors – By Jack Armstrong

The current world record, a 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe was one of only two ever made.  It was sold from the Mercedes-Benz corporate museum in Stuttgart, Germany in May 2022 to a private collector for 141 million EUR (138 million GBP or 142 million USD). The record sale proceeds were used to establish the Mercedes-Benz Fund.

Armstrong’s Bugatti will be a “one-off” masterpiece that will crown his career records as a unique and internationally celebrated artist with the most expensive Bicycle, Motorcycle and Supercar in the world.
Most Expensive Bike In The World

His Tony Lama “Cosmic Cowboy Boots” are the world’s finest at $6 Million. The company is owned by his fellow Omaha, Nebraska native – Warren Buffett.  Armstrong is celebrated worldwide and recently featured in Esquire Magazine, Saudi Arabia.
Artist Jack Armstrong: The owner of the most expensive paintings in the world

Jack Armstrong Paintings and_Boots

Armstrong will include African artist Denis Mutabazi of Tanzania on the new Bugatti Art-Car. Armstrong has previously worked with Mexican Artist Jaime Carbo. He says: “Mutabazi is Africa’s most unique artist and he developed a one million bead art process that no one else can replicate.”
Denis Mutabazi – LinkedIn
Denis Mutabazi bead art

Ultimate Cosmic X Synergy: Jaime Carbo and Jack Armstrong Collaboration 

Armstrong states that Carbo in Mexico and Mutabazi in Tanzania, “are completely unique in the same iconic vein as Warhol and Basquiat in creating new concepts. I am most fortunate to collaborate with both. These two artists will become legends in the future and it’s an honor to work alongside them.”

As for creating the most expensive art objects in the world, Armstrong says, “Warhol would be amazed at his $195 Million ‘Marilyn’ record, plus Basquiat at $110 Million for his Blue Skull painting and with Da Vinci in top place at $450 Million.”

A Basquiat Sells for ‘Mind-Blowing’ $110.5 Million at Auction – The New York Times

Warhol Marilyn $195M. Andy Warhol’s Marilyn portrait sold for a record 195 million dollars – The National News

A Leonardo Made a $450 Million Splash. Now There’s No Sign of It. – The New York Times


Warhol Naked: $300M

Warhol Naked painting - Jack Armstrong

Armstrong states, “I will retire in 2025. My legacy is my art and the wonderful artists I worked with in my career. With only 100 paintings in the world, Cosmic ‘X’ Art is the world’s rarest and I believe will reach One Billion Dollars for each original painting in the near future.  I also offer sales in Bitcoin for my top collectors.”

Media links below:
Cosmic ‘X’ Art Collection – 2024 Price List
WikiArt
For Super Rich
Cosmic X 100 Magic

Cosmic X Magic 100 paintings - Warhol Naked on cover - Jack Armstrong

In closing, Jack Armstrong states, “I look forward to unveiling my $200 Million Bugatti in Monte Carlo next year.  It will magically descend from the sky, just as I did with my Harley-Davidson in 2010. Somewhere in art heaven, high above Monaco, I think Warhol and Basquiat will be smiling and watching this rarest Bugatti, descend to earth.”

“The Last Wizard”

The Last Wizard - Jack Armstrong painting

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Enjoy All That Italy Offers This Holiday Season – By Luxury Train

Each year, Italy is consistently one of the top luxury travel destinations in the world. For a truly VIP experience this winter, travel Italy by luxury train. Art cities, ski resorts, Christmas markets, quaint little villages and spa towns. Plus, Italian tourism has all manner of treats to offer even in the winter. Italy attracts millions of travelers from around the world.

Mass tourism to Italy is not solely reserved for the summer months. Therefore, the historical land of La Dolce Vita is also ready and waiting to welcome tourists over the winter. For example, the figures from the last winter season speak for themselves. 25 million incoming visitors and just under 72.2 million overnight stays. Yest, more and more foreigners find themselves captivated by the country’s ski resorts and enchanting little villages. As a result, a new record number of tourists from other countries being expected this year.

Truly unmissable winter destinations

Ski resorts are undoubtedly top of the list of most desirable holiday destinations. These include Cortina d’Ampezzo, Livigno, Bormio, Courmayeur and Bardonecchia. Locations with something to offer lovers of all winter sports. For example, downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, snowshoeing and many more. But that’s not all, because the mountains are not the exclusive preserve of sports enthusiasts.

Take a luxury train to enjoy countless activities to be enjoyed in these little gems set in the highest peaks of the Italian Alps. Also, feast on wonderful cuisine. Foodies can seek hearty traditional flavors and to please a sophisticated palate in search of delicacy.

There are many ways to enjoy with a true Italian experience. It’s a cultural hub that offers visitors the opportunity to travel in authentic Italian style. For those looking to immerse themselves in all the Christmas magic of Italy, take a luxury train for convenient travel.

Winter Experience: excellent deals from the Passenger Hub

The most popular holiday destinations are increasingly easy to reach by luxury train. Passenger Hub of the FS Group is made up of Trenitalia, Busitalia, Ferrovie del Sud Est and FS Treni Turistici Italiani.

There are new links to ski resorts and tourist destinations in the mountains. Therefore, more travel solutions seamlessly integrated with train, bus and air connections. For mountain lovers, Trenitalia now offers new services running from Friday to Sunday for Oulx and Bardonecchia from Naples, Rome, Florence, Bologna and Milan.

Two new Frecciarossa trains a day will also serve Trento, Rovereto and Bolzano with departures from Rome, Florence and Bologna> Thus, a total of 12 Freccia trains per day, plus two new Frecciarossa trains will run from from Milan at weekends. Skiers can also reach the peaks of the Dolomites with Alleghe Link, a regional intermodal service that includes buses from Belluno to Agordo, Alleghe, Caprile and Arabba. Also, travelers from Milan can now hop aboard a Eurocity for an easy way to reach Switzerland. The memorable Swiss holiday season features Christmas markets in Zurich, Berne, Basel, Montreux, Lausanne and Geneva.

<h5>Treni Turistici Italiani: Cortina-bound “Espresso Cadore”</h5>

For a journey of pure relaxation and luxury, FS company Treni Turisti Italiani will be connecting Rome with Cortina d’Ampezzo. The company’s very first overnight luxury train will offer passengers exceptional levels of comfort. Choose from single or double sleeper cabins, with dinner and breakfast included in the cost of the ticket. Hence, travelers can also opt to be waited on with a luxurious dinner in the dining car. It is accessible by reservation, along with an all-night bar. Luggage and sports equipment will all travel on a securely supervised baggage car. They will be ready for collection at each station upon arrival.

The Life of Luxury can help you plan and book your entire luxury vacation to Italy. We provide the best luxury accommodations to provide a VIP experience you will never forget.