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December 3, 2012

Best of Spear’s Last Week: 3 December 2012

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The five most popular articles on Spear’s last week

The five most popular articles on Spear’s last week: sea bed for sale, farmland for sale and lesser-known Michelin-starred restaurants

1. This beautiful piece of seabed is yours for £900,000
For those collectors who are slightly tired of the more conventional forms of treasure – antiques, paintings etc — Dale Rogers has a solution: Currently on display in his Pimlico gallery is a 100 million year old piece of the sea bed called the Atlas Medusa (pictured below).



2. Why it’s still a good idea to invest in agriculture
Seven months on and the sector still looks a pretty good bet to me, offering investors long term growth prospects, potential tax benefits and low correlation in performance compared to mainstream asset classes.

3. Spear’s Wealth Management Award winners
The Spear’s Wealth Management Awards 2012/13 took place on 30 October at Phillips de Pury, Victoria, once again celebrating the country’s top bankers, lawyers, entrepreneurs and philanthropists for their successes, innovations and acumen.

4. London’s lesser-known Michelin-starred restaurants
There are certain restaurants and chefs that are household names – Heston Blumenthal, Le Gavroche – however, there are many, many Michelin-starred chefs and restaurants that go somewhat unnoticed (pictured above: Seven Park Place).

5. Robyn Scott is bottling luck with OneLeap
As much as it might pain them to admit it, luck plays a large part in an entrepreneur’s success: being in the right place, saying the right thing, meeting the right person.

And the best of the blogs

Karl Lagerfeld on British style and dangerous driving
Fashion designer and photographer Karl Lagerfeld talks to Spear’s about British style, his love for Rolls Royce cars and why he now admires them from behind the camera rather than behind the wheel.

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Hollywood glamour once again brightens our dark days
As Sotheby’s sells the piano from Casablanca, I wondered why we’re so keen now on Hollywood memorabilia.

Jerry Saltz should buy real bad art, not fake bad art
At a grand a pop (what you agreed to pay the winner of your contest), you are well in the territory to buy some great, meaningful A.R.T. in its own right.

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