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Little did British composer Frederic Austin realize in 1909, when he took an 18th-century Christmas poem and set it to music, that The Twelve Days of Christmas would become an enduring homage to a...
Travel has the uncanny ability to increase our sense of wonder and expand our worldviews. As we solidify vacation plans for 2017, it’s worth looking back at some of this year’s most popular...
Holiday brunch is a fine tradition, but like most traditions it is best enjoyed with a little something new. Here we offer 10 festive brunches—once-a-year menus cooked by acclaimed chefs, special...
Aged in virgin American oak barrels, charred ex-bourbon barrels, and Iberian sherry casks, Jameson Cooper’s Croze Irish Whiskey ($70) was created by Ger Buckley, fifth-generation head cooper for...
With ecological attractions ranging from ancient volcanoes to verdant rainforests to colored-sand beaches, the Big Island of Hawaii has something for everyone. It should come as no surprise, then,...
In the early 1980s, as Switzerland confronted the threat of modern quartz technology, adventurous collectors discovered the allure of vintage timepieces. Old Patek Philippe wristwatches were...
On the 12th day of Christmas my true love gave to me… Angel’s Envy Cask Strength Bourbon. There is reason enough to have “12 drummers drumming” with the recent release of Angel’s Envy Cask Strength...
A common cliché among bikers is that four wheels move the body; two wheels move the soul. If that is the case, 2016 provided plenty of new possibilities for transportive enlightenment. From visionary...
Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the publishing of Nobel Prize winner Gabriel García Márquez’s most iconic novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude, a work of magical realism that chronicles the...
Bell & Ross’s Bruno Belamich wrings utilitarian design from elements of fantasy. The AeroGT is no ordinary vehicle. With an ultralow 43-inch profile, the carbon-fiber sports car is intended to...
Winter holidays are a time when, regardless of our age, we wish for something magical to happen. Here is a selection of four of the finest, most enchanting jewelry pieces for the festive season.
Are you up in the air about your favorite aviation story of 2016? Fortunately, there are hundreds of thousands of other readers just like you who have already voted with their clicks. Here, we have...
On the 11th day of Christmas my true love gave to me… Woodford Reserve Brandy Cask Finish. The Woodford Reserve Brandy Cask Finish ($100) is an atypical whiskey—it cannot legally be called bourbon...
After flying through the air with the greatest of ease, the Gulfstream G600 completed its very first test flight, having successfully taken off and touched down at Savannah-Hilton Head International...
Ready to turn heads? These six designers are known for their spotlight-grabbing jewelry—check out our favorites and plan your next big entrance…
On the 10th day of Christmas my true love gave to me… Crown Royal XR. This day is devoted to “10 lords a-leaping,” and appropriately, this Canadian blended whiskey originated with royalty. The Crown...
Not one to rest on its laurels, Lamborghini has let loose the Aventador S , another new variant announced by the marque after its reveal of the Huracán Rear-Wheel-Drive Spyder just last month. The...
For a watchmaker that promotes itself with the tagline “Instruments for Professionals,” Breitling goes against type with the new Transocean Day & Date U.S. Limited Edition —in a good way. Unlike...
From Heesen’s 229-foot stunner, Galactica Super Nova , to Timur Bozca’s formidable Black Swa n concept, 2016 was a banner year for the yachting industry. The following stories were our most-read...
Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei —who is known as much for his activism as for his art—once said, “My definition of art has always been the same. It is about freedom of expression, a new way of...
Exquisite pieces from Vacheron Constantin, Jaeger-LeCoultre, De Bethune, and MB&F promise to captivate the consummate watch collector.
On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me… The Balvenie Tun 1509—Batch 3. Tun 1509, a huge wooden holding tank where aged single malts are allowed to “marry” for a few months before being...
Securing suitable parking has long plagued New York car owners. For years, the only alternative to circling the block has been to take public transportation—until now. Brooklyn-based developer...
As consumer-goods marketers the world over are wont to remind us, the holiday season is a time for giving. In the spirit of generosity, we asked five of America’s preeminent cocktail makers to give...
A stunning example of horologic history found a new steward when an extremely rare Thomas Tompion Gold Pair Cased Quarter Repeating Verge watch sold through Sotheby’s for more than $233,000 on...
Automotive historians may one day look back on this year with wonder as high performance luxury marques were prolific in their release of new vehicles that challenged both boundaries and convention...
Just as an athlete must have properly sized footwear designed specifically for his or her sport, high-performance automobiles require the right rubber for road and track—a customized pairing now...
On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me… Lagavulin 8-Year-Old 200th Anniversary Single Malt . This day should rightfully be celebrated with a bottle of Lagavulin 8-Year-Old 200th...
A bygone bourbon was responsible for some spirited bidding when 34 bottles of 24-Year-Old Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey sold through Christie’s for $78,000 on December 9 in New York...
The Italian architect builds an oasis in Miami Beach. Piero Lissoni has designed everything from luxury resorts and superyachts to coffeemakers and toy cars. Now the Italian architect is trying his...

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