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A BIG ISLAND LEGEND IS REBORN. When the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel opened on Hawaii’s Big Island in 1965, it was, at a cost of $15 million, the most expensive resort ever built. The property, set on one...
Düsseldorfers are certain that their city is the wealthiest and most fashionable in Germany. And who’s to argue? Gleaming boutiques—from Aigner to Zegna—line both sides of the leafy, canalled...
1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C-SS by Figoni & Falaschi Parisian fashion houses produce couture the same way that Giuseppe Figoni, the artist behind the Figoni & Falaschi coachbuilding partnership,...
In Cuba, it is better to beg forgiveness than to ask permission. After all, in a country where the economy runs on the black market and promiscuity is promoted as a tourist attraction, people tend to...
RAYMOND FLOYD TAKES TURNBERRY ISLE'S COURSES IN A NEW DIRECTION. Of the dozens of golf destinations in Florida, the Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club, located about midway between South Beach...
With the exception of a handful of superyachts that use experimental eco-friendly propulsion systems, vessels employing green technologies have been rarities in the industry. However, Mochi Craft, a...
She has served two terms as the president of Boating Writers International, but Kim Kavin ’s writing experience covers a lot more than just boats. She has authored multiple volumes in the Everything...
The fancies of high-fashion designers—as expressed in the creations that populate the runways of Paris, Milan, and New York—represent more than simply the latest in practical protection from the...
PELICAN HILL LOOKS TO FULFILL ITS PROMISE WITH THE LAUNCH OF A NEW RESORT. Pelican Hill—with its hilly coastal setting, temperate year-round climate, and two Tom Fazio–designed courses—has the...
By the late summer of 1940, battle-weary Britain found itself outmanned and outgunned by Hitler’s forces. Believing that the Royal Air Force (RAF) was exhausted and vulnerable, Germany focused its...
Forty-two years ago, on the 28th of November, a strange thing happened to Prince Bertil of Sweden on his way to the Plaza. On arriving with his aides at the hotel, the potential heir to the Swedish...
Whether the occasion is a spontaneous evening at home or a painstakingly planned bash for several thousand, every successful celebration has but two essentials beyond the company itself: good food...
THE ULTIMATE SOUTH AFRICAN GOLF SAFARI WITH THE ULTIMATE SOUTH AFRICAN GOLFER. Gary Player has designed more than 250 golf courses, some among the most exclusive in the world. But no Player course is...
Etched into the doorsill plates in the latest version of Bentley’s Continental Flying Spur are the letters S-P-E-E-D. This polished aluminum inscription recalls the Speed Six, Bentley’s winning Le...
If they are neither conspicuously present nor particularly admired the rest of the year, Wise Men always enjoy a brief but enlightening vogue during the holiday season—reminders of the spirit of...
Winter forces golfers to be creative. But instead of making do with inclement weather, many of us simply escape it. This partly explains the abundance of top-rated golf resorts in temperate locales,...
Spanish watch collector Franc Vila creates timepieces that he hopes will inspire in others the same sense of wonder he felt at age 6, as he examined his father’s automatic sport watch for the first...
For a New York businessman, his wife, and their four young children, an 1892 marble-and-limestone townhouse—the city’s first in the Parisian Beaux Arts style—is not only an architecturally...
Traditionally, makers of high-end dinnerware have found it difficult to maintain the integrity and consistency of a single design throughout all the pieces of single-theme collections because...
Accessories made with gold and diamonds need not sacrifice function for form. The finer examples of these items can perform such tasks as telling time, fastening the cuffs of your shirt, or—in the...
For much of the past decade, serious collectors paid little mind to slim, elegant dress watches. Exotic designs, high complications, and large dimensions held the spotlight, banishing most...
The crack of bullwhips splits the air as 12 cowboys steer hundreds of bellowing cows and calves to a dusty, sun-drenched pasture. Artist Duke Beardsley, manning his post on horseback, wheels around...
Jewelry designer David Yurman set his sights on sunglasses with the David Yurman Eyewear collection ( www.davidyurman.com ), which debuts in November. The line’s Signature Collection offers more than...
Marsia Holzer spent two decades designing costumes for high-profile rock stars on tour, including the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, and Elvis Presley, as well as for Broadway shows such as Hair, before...
The last examples of a rare collection of cognac bottles designed by Art Deco artist Erté will be released this holiday season from Courvoisier. The spirits company is selling the final eight sets...
At the end of the Gilded Age, Peter Carl Fabergé, Louis Comfort Tiffany, and René Lalique were among the most coveted artisans of the era, imbuing their design influence into an array of luxury...
When Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana set out to distance themselves from other mass-marketed designer brands, they decided to offer an exclusive range of limited-edition and custom-made products...
Electric motors for airplanes are preferable to the standard petroleum-fueled piston engine for many reasons?they are quieter, vibration free, easier to maintain, emissions free, and cheaper to...
Chicago’s Sculpture, Objects and Functional Art Fair (SOFA) will celebrate its 15th anniversary by gathering pieces from more than100 galleries in 16 countries. SOFA will be held November 7 through 9...
Painted just months after The Scream, Edvard Munch’s Vampire (1894) will be a highlight of Sotheby’s evening sale of Impressionist and Modern Art on November 3 in New York. Part of the artist’s...

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