From its summertime berth on the Italian coastline, Giant, a 247-foot IHC Holland behemoth with a bright red hull designed to cle
A side from several understated features—aluminum side mirrors and a slightly modified spoiler, for example—the Audi S4 resembles a standa
The airliner touches down in Bologna, a group of Italian teenagers on board cheers and applauds and then breaks into a beautiful operatic
In the fable The Emperor’s New Clothes, a pair of con artists posing as tailors dupe his royal majesty into believing that his ne
The skeleton watch is a prime example of how fine Swiss mechanical watchmaking is driven more by an appreciation for art and craftsmanship
The jewelry designers featured in this issue’s “Artful Hands” story—Micha
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Scott Gauthiér enjoys relaying an ancient legend about how the Ming Dynasty traded two cities for a single cat’s-eye chrysoberyl, a captiv
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More than a century after Tiffany & Co.
Skis once served the single, simple purpose of sliding on snow.
What better way to begin a golf gathering, season an afternoon social, or end an elegant dinner party than with a fine cigar?
Knowing that the food served can make or break a party, a wise host chooses his menu carefully or hires a choice caterer to address the cu
It is odd that the father of classical tragedy should have penned what may be the truest truism concerning the happy issue of the vine whe
The salt-encrusted sea bass arrives at our table with head and tail intact, sizzling amid a spectrum of tomato confit, French green beans,
Not until i have finished the meal’s second course, a combination of sugar-cured trout and wasabi ice cream that jolts the mind as well as
Like a proud parent, Tom LaTour, the chairman and CEO of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, has photos at the ready for when the conversati
In a sunlit studio in rural Oxfordshire, England, Joanna Migdal, dental drill in hand, kneels beside a large bronze sundial base as she en
Cartier recently invited Italian designer Ettore Sottsass to comb through the 1,200 watches, clocks, pens, bracelets, rings, and necklaces
The interstate highway traditionally has been the playground for bikes bearing the BMW propeller.
Ian Valentine completed the deal of a lifetime four years ago, when he sold his company, a firm that delivered interactive services to sat
When Maltese Falcon is completed next year, the 289-foot Perini Navi vessel will become the largest personal sailboat in the world.
If the 2005 Porsche 911 has indeed been in development since the fall of 1998, then it could appear—at first glance, at least—as though th
During one surreal weekend on the Monterey Peninsula, it is not unusual to see a Blower Bentley idling beside a Lamborghini Diablo at a tr