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The 488 Spider is designed so that even when it’s traveling at 125 mph, the driver and passenger can converse without shouting. But the car can go much faster than that. The wallop of the...
History was made in Geneva this week as Christie’s and Sotheby’s auctioned off two important diamonds— the Oppenheimer Blue and the Unique Pink . The resulting price of each shattered auction records...
On-screen legend, the late Steve McQueen, set the standard for antihero movie stars of the late 20th century. A motorsports enthusiast of epic proportions both on- and off-screen—amassing a personal...
Ever since Ernest Michaux attached a steam engine to his father’s pedal-powered velocipede in 1867, motorized cycles have stirred the soul and symbolized freedom. With every subsequent decade, the...
From Hawaii to St. Barts, a slew of new tropical villas have cropped up just in time for summer—meaning it’s time to bid understated beach bungalows adieu in favor of over-the-top offerings. The...
This lush plantation features an eight-bedroom residence, freshwater pool, and more…
Ever since Ernest Michaux attached a steam engine to his father’s pedal-powered velocipede in 1867, motorized cycles have stirred the soul and symbolized freedom. With every subsequent decade, the...
Rob Cooper, who died last month at the age of 39, is one of the handful of people about whom it can be said that he singlehandedly changed the world of spirits and cocktails. It was Cooper, as head...
Barong D —the new 110-foot beauty built by Wally Yachts—launched in April during a private ceremony. Commissioned by a repeat client who wanted to replace his older Wally model, the featherweight...
The Phantom Zenith Collection represents the last run of Phantom Drophead Coupé and Phantom Coupé models to be made Bespoke detailing includes a customizable Champagne fridge and picnic hamper Each...
For a city that prides itself so much on its culinary prowess, San Francisco has had quite the Achilles heel for some time: its serious lack of a strong sushi game. The vast majority of sushi bars in...
Whether it is blue or Banon, Gruyère or Gouda, each of the cheeses listed here melds mouthwateringly with its ideal oenological mate.
Grab some chips and prepare your taste buds for authentic flavors from south of the border. Every evening at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, a specially trained chef-guacamologist prepares guacamole for...
One of watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet’s most famous pocket watches just sold for a record-breaking price at a Christie’s sale in Geneva, Switzerland. Part of Breguet’s rare self-winding perpétuelle...
San Francisco exudes a little bit of magic from every angle. The iconic Golden Gate Bridge serves as the city’s colorful centerpiece, while the bustling Fisherman’s Wharf district dazzles with quaint...
Prohibition ended in 1933 with the repeal of the Volstead Act, and drinking in the United States—which had, of course, never entirely ended—returned with fervor. By the following year, The Old...
It’s often referred to as “the run that changed skiing”: Jonny Moseley’s gold-medal-winning moguls run in the 1998 Olympics. With his “360 Mute Grab,” he brought freeskiing into the mainstream and...
This low-riding profile of the Logica 147 was inspired by some of Luca Brenta’s most inspired naval architecture , including the 122-foot Ghost from Vitters and the 107-foot Wally B and 105-foot...
If a drinker’s only experience with the sour or its close cousin, the fix, were a cocktail made with sweet-and-sour mix instead of the traditional lemon and sugar, it would be easy to understand why...
Why Go: Although “Spicer” in Spicer Mansion officially recalls its former owner, seafaring captain Elihu Spicer Jr., the moniker conveniently suggests a culinary bent. When this eight-room inn opens...
From Joshua Tree’s rugged rock formations to Yellowstone’s geysers, America’s national parks are brimming with unforgettable beauty. With summer right around the corner, millions of travelers will be...
It takes a long time to handcraft a high-end 1911 semi-automatic pistol. In the case of Cabot Gun’s Big Bang pistol set , it took 4 billion years. That’s how long the Gibeon meteorite was flying...
The latest offering from Glenmorangie is truly special: five excellent bottles from the 1970s—some the very last of their kind—recently rebottled and being sold as a set, appropriately called the...
Back in May 1966, the Lamborghini Miura upstaged the Monaco Grand Prix itself when, on the night before the race, Ferruccio Lamborghini parked his prototype show car in front of the Casino de Monte-...
“Twice the safety at half the cost” has been the mantra of aviation advocates pushing for regulatory reform and, after a decade of trying, this year could be when their wishes come true. The Federal...
One of the most captivating and instantly recognizable decanters on any home wet bar or cocktail lounge back bar is the elegant handblown Baccarat crystal decanter that contains Louis XIII Cognac , a...
Chapman Ducote is a professional race car driver—he came in second in the final race of the Petit Le Mans in Atlanta in 2010, and has also placed highly in several other American and European races...
A beautiful opal can cast a spell on its admirer. Whether it is a red-hot fire opal from central Mexico or a complexly patterned black opal from southeastern Australia’s famed Lightning Ridge, the...
NYC is the city that never sleeps, quite literally. Fess up: When was the last time you got a full eight hours, multiple nights in a row? We walk around like semi-zombies, fueled by our cold-brew...
While the primary watch market—referring to modern watches sold at retail—continues to flounder, the auction market for timepieces is on the brink of what John Reardon, international head of Christie...

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