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July 26, 2013 | by LIANA LOZADA | Pursuits

Versace Mansion to hit auction block The Versace mansion, once listed at $125 million. (photo: Alexander Tamargo/gettyimages.com)  

As news spread about the Versace mansion hitting the auction block this September, the Today show swooped into South Beach to give a behind-the-scenes look at the sprawling Ocean Drive property. Keep an eye out for a cameo by our own editor in chief, Jared Shapiro. [Today]

GQ's August issue features an appetite-inducing, cross-country slideshow of "The 50 Best Things to Eat and Drink Right Now." Which dish from Michael's Genuine Food & Drink do you think made the list? [GQ]

The eyes of the art world are shifting to Qatar as residents of the Persian Gulf nation spend millions buying masterpieces. In 2011, the country set the record for the highest price paid for a painting—Cézanne’s The Card Players for a cool $250 million. Pay attention, Art Basel in Miami Beach. [The New York Times]

Google has launched a joint project with the Florida tourism board to photograph every inch of our state's famed beaches. There's no need to worry about that strange man walking the shoreline with cameras anymore, he's just doing his job. [Miami New Times]

John Casablancas, founder of Elite Model Management and, to a large degree, the modern-day supermodel, passed away in Brazil on Saturday while battling cancer. Casablancas is credited for catalyzing the careers of Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Heidi Klum, and Gisele Bündchen. Here, TIME explores his life and legacy. [TIME]

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