Ultimate Homes

A magnificent manor, a haute hideaway in the Bahamas, and 10 top design treasures. Plus, extreme explorer in the Caribbean and Mediterranean, Feadship launches its choicest charter yacht yet. Grand Openings: new hotels in Arizona, Antigua, Deer Valley, and Hong Kong. Also, top-down test-drive: Maserati's new GranTurismo Convertible.

In February, James Manley, owner of the Ranch at Rock Creek in Montana, spent a relaxing vacation...
LoPresti’s single-prop flier, the Fury, is no shaky aerobatic bird, nor is it restricted in range...
The Acura design studio in Southern California remains shrouded in mystery. Its doors were open for...

Jewelry: Stony Expressions

Tamsen Ann Ziff’s private jewelry salon occupies an entire floor of her Fifth Avenue duplex...
Grant’s newly appointed master blender, Brian Kinsman, has some sizable shoes to fill. When he...
Chad Fleischer knows something about ski towns. The longtime U.S. Ski Team racer and two-time...
On June 26, 2000, then-President Bill Clinton stood in the East Room of the White House—where...
The company that the five Maserati brothers founded in Bologna, Italy, was characterized in its...
Intimate, warm , subtle, and functional are not words typically used to describe large-scale homes...
After dining at the Bangkok home of James H.W. Thompson in 1959, British writer Somerset Maugham...
Flights of Fancy Exotic and eye-catching, the new Nest collection from Schumacher transforms walls...
Ultimate homes are more than habitations; they are personal theaters conceived to evoke a mood,...
1962 Maserati 3500 GT Spyder The convertible version of Maserati’s first real series production...
The 16th-century French artist Valentin Bousch completed some of his most daring work for Prior...
Karl-Friedrich Scheufele’s reserved yet genial character stands in stark contrast to many of the...

Charter Choice: Trident True

Guests who charter Feadship’s Trident—the 800th yacht to launch from the Danish builder’s Royal Van...
Guests arriving at the St. Regis Deer Crest Resort in Deer Valley make their way to a welcome...

Jumby Bay, a Rosewood Resort

A tall, smartly dressed man captains the seven-minute ferry between his home island of Antigua and...
The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain had already hosted a PGA Tour event by the time the resort opened...
Opened last november, the Hullett House in Hong Kong has almost as many restaurants as it does...
The 2009 Cadillac CTS- V turned heads in 2008 when it lapped Germany’s infamous Nürburgring track...
Steve Earle, president of General Racing Ltd., has pulled the plug on the Monterey Historic...
Vacheron Constantin collaborated with Zôhiko, a nearly 350-year-old Japanese lacquerware company,...

FrontRunners: Bold Glory

The American painter Jasper Johns is known for his shockingly bright versions of the American flag...
Known for its professional-grade cameras, the Swedish manufacturer Hasselblad is now taking a shot...
Italian fashion house Salvatore Ferragamo is introducing a made-to-measure service ( www.ferragamo...
Since the 16th century, when Leonard de Suduiraut married Nicole d’Allard, the estate in the...

FrontRunners: Change Up

On May 30 in Los Angeles, Bonhams & Butterfields will present the Paul Bloomfield collection of...
Debuted in the United States at February’s Miami International Boat Show, the SportRiva 56' ( www...
In 1910, decades before he first put his signature on a garment, Italian cloth maker Ermenegildo...
Alchemy is astir in the village of Fécamp. Puffs of steam curl across the gravel courtyard of the...
From left: a Lobmeyr Patrician goblet ($846, set of 6) from TableArt; a Baccarat Neptune glass ($...
From left: A Merdinger Arabesque 18-karat-gold and titanium Champagne flute ($292); a Colle Bibulo...
A Bollen triple-stem martini glass ($185) on gold leaves coasters ($8 each) from TableArt; a...
Although the success of a good cocktail can be measured by the carefully blended contents of a...
With an exceptional aroma, an intense flavor, and a deep, almost purple-black color, vintage ports...
When Irish explorer Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton set out for the South Pole in 1907 on the Nimrod...

Spring 2010 Host's Guide: Mixology

Fixes & Sours Daiquiris & Margaritas Highballs & Coolers Juleps, Smashes &...
If a drinker’s only experience with the sour or its close cousin, the fix, were a cocktail made...
Although the daiquiri and the margarita share lime as a main ingredient, their histories are...
Among the classics, the highball and the cooler are the least complicated beverages to make and...
No topic of conversation can turn the mood in a Southern cocktail lounge more quickly than how to...
Named for the sugar that rims the glass, the crusta was invented by bartender Joseph Santini, who...
The father of tiki culture is indisputable: Don the Beachcomber, who served as a bootlegger during...
Although punch generally conjures up thoughts of 1950s-style bowls of sherbet and soda, traditional...

Collinses

The Collins is another classic with a somewhat confusing past. The original cocktail was named for...
When it comes to traditional recipes—those drinks that have been in cocktail books since bartender...
In addition to making generous use of the newly invented drinking straw, the 19th-century cobbler...