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Mercedes-Benz has developed a tendency to make bold promises with its concept cars. And at the recent North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the German carmaker has done so again with its...
While the Motor City has hosted an automotive trade show every year for much of the past century, the event did not become the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) until 1989, which made...
Although Jim Beam popularized the term small-batch whiskey in the 1990s, the practice of distilling limited editions of the spirit has actually been going on in United States for more than two...
At the 2014 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva (January 20 to 24), the watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre introduced the latest addition to its renowned Grande Reverso series, the Grande...
Family owned and operated for more than 140 years, the Chinese builder Cheoy Lee Shipyards has debuted the newest addition to its Alpha line of sporty cruisers, the Alpha 87 Express Sportbridge. At...
Two years ago, when Boulder Amplifiers first delivered its 3050 monoblocks —the manufacturer’s $205,000-per-pair flagship power amps, which were included in Robb Report ’s Best of the Best for 2013—...
The spa and skin-care brand Espa recently opened a spa at the Vdara Hotel and Spa in Las Vegas—its first outpost in the western United States. While the British company has more than 350 spas in 55...
With more villa accommodations than rooms and suites, Anantara Phuket Layan Resort and Spa lands on Thailand’s white-sand shores. Why Go: The jagged shape of Phuket island accounts for some of...
Driving in icy conditions is usually something to be avoided, but now thanks to Bentley Motors, it is something to look forward to. Bentley Power on Ice —a series of four-day all-inclusive trips...
At 24 years old, Brady Legler , a student at New York’s Parsons the New School for Design, is already making a name for himself with his bright abstract paintings, which are selling for thousands of...
Florida’s Streamsong opens alongside two of the most praised new U.S. golf courses. Why Go: Go to golf or to appease a golf-loving spouse. This 216-room resort in Polk County, Fla., was not built in...
Meet Costa Rica’s newest beach resort: Andaz Peninsula Papagayo . Why Go: Established in 1982, the private community of Peninsula Papagayo in Costa Rica’s Guanacaste region encompasses more than 2,...
The pendant brooch is an extravagant piece, featuring a 10.03-carat Golconda diamond, recalling the legendary mine in India, surrounded by a mosaic of calibrated rubies and flat-cut diamond “petals”...
From the three-piece suit to the woolen topcoat, certain items are essential to every man’s wardrobe. Louis Vuitton , which has been designing such essential items since 1854, has introduced a...
The Italian fashion house Brioni has introduced three new shoe designs, each limited to just 500 pairs. The recently released Oxford, Derby, and Loafer shoes (prices upon request) are handcrafted...
The rich amber-brown of the Macallan M single-malt whisky—a special iteration of the Macallan contained in a hand-blown 750 mL Lalique crystal decanter—is noticeably deeper and darker than even the...
Following the release of 2012’s Black Water Dragon pen, David Oscarson has produced another writing instrument inspired by Chinese astrology. The Black Water Snake pen, which Oscarson introduced late...
Louis Kazan, a furniture manufacturer that has been producing contemporary designs in Brazil’s largest city for more than 20 years, will launch its first line in the United States next month...
Introduced in 1973, Ligne Roset’s celebrated Togo sofa recently marked its 40th birthday. To commemorate the success of the piece—more than 1.3 million versions have been sold worldwide—the 154-year-...
Over the course of the Gallardo’s 10-year production run, Lamborghini sold some 14,000 examples of the car and its variants—including the Gallardo LP560-4...
For nearly 70 years, Farrow & Ball has been creating water-based paints from its rural outpost in South West England. For its newest collection of wallpaper, which launches later this month,...
Glass tile is a current trend in home decor that has become increasingly popular over the last five years, according to Soli, a manufacturer and distributor of decorative tile and stone. Beginning...
Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you have to forfeit great style to stay warm. We have uncovered some stylish accessories and clothes that will keep you dry and warm and looking dapper at...
The recently launched DIA-250 and DIA-400 integrated power amplifiers from the Danish manufacturer Gato Audio are both equally well suited to serve as the centerpiece for a home stereo system whose...
Àni Villas , which is located on the Caribbean island of Anguilla and outfitted with two three-story villas and myriad amenities, recently announced a package that offers groups of as many as 14...
The title of master sommelier is a designation bestowed upon only a worthy few. For everyone else, the Sommelier Bootcamp at the Broadmoor resort in Colorado Springs, Colo., is a fun step toward...
The Landing Resort & Spa ups the ante in California’s Tahoe South. Why Go: At the base of Heavenly Mountain Resort on the California–Nevada border, South Lake Tahoe has been a popular year-round...
The Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya, finds a home in one of this upscale beach community’s most exclusive suburbs.
The new remarkably soft and plush socks from the shoemaker Harrys of London are made of a rare, superfine material (13-micron diameter) known as Cervelt, which is woven from the down of New Zealand...
Audeze excited the audiophile-headphone world in 2009 when it debuted the LCD-2 planar magnetic headphones, which the company quickly followed with its flagship LCD-3 model. The Southern California...

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