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The most immediately obvious thing about Canada’s favorite cocktail is that it bears a strong resemblance to one of America’s favorite cocktails: It’s like the Bloody Mary met its over-the-border...
Why Go: When Cousine Island reopens for the season in April, the private Seychelles sanctuary will reveal a new Presidential Villa. The nearly 7,000-square-foot, two-bedroom home comes with its own...
In 1888, before embarking on a long trip, Frédéric Boucheron created a serpent necklace for his wife to wear as a talisman, inaugurating his interest in animal-themed pieces. This year, Boucheron (...
Rare Birds Luck plays a part in any endeavor, whether commercial or creative, but making great wine especially depends upon the favors of fortune. Certainly nature smiled on Blackbird Vineyards and...
In this day and age, when most of the civilized world has gone bonkers over American whiskey, it is important to remember a time not too long ago: a time when bourbon was considered bottom-shelf...
Referred to as the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” the Indianapolis 500 holds pole position for prominence in motorsport competition. Since 1911, the world’s top drivers have redlined it around...
Michter’s has an odd and checkered history. The brand claims a heritage going back to 1753, but Michter’s as we know it today only dates back to the mid-1990s, when the dormant trademark was revived...
When one says absinthe , you’d probably think France . Maybe Switzerland , or even The Czech Republic . You should also be thinking Bangkok . Tucked inside a funky, rather ancient-looking shop house...
The groundbreaking Solar Impulse 2 resumed its solar-powered circumnavigation of the globe after a 10-month delay, landing in California on Sunday. The successful 2.5-day journey across the Pacific...
With its Marsiglia tub, the Italian brand has again succeeded in creating something that is at once contemporary and evocative of the past. Designed for Agape by the studio LucidiPevere, the...
In recent years, high-end hospitality providers have created more authentic travel experiences by incorporating elements of the surrounding environment and culture into their architecture, aesthetic...
An early-1950s Jaguar C-Type racecar will be a top lot at the Bonhams Monaco Sale ( bonhams.com ) on May 13 in Monte Carlo. The auction will feature about 40 cars, none with a more puzzling history...
Thanks to the ingenuity of interior designer Lori Morris and architect Lorne Rose, a newly built English-style manor house in Toronto feels simultaneously grounded in old-world tradition and steeped...
Like its predecessors in the Endeavour collection from H. Moser & Cie., the H. Moser Endeavour Perpetual Calendar Concept ( h-moser.com ) is a provocative study in minimalist design. No indices...
The Numarine 70 Flybridge , launched last September at the Cannes Yachting Festival, is one of the new breed of European motor yachts that feels significantly longer than its actual length. The...
For years, Millionaires Row was the hottest ticket at Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby , held annually on the first Saturday in May since 1875. But in 2013, the Mansion opened in the former...
While generating buzz on the auto-show circuit, these concept cars signal what could be coming down the pike and onto our roads. Concept cars are not a new idea; they date to at least 1938, when...
In response to the popularity of its 2013 Mad chair, the Italian company has expanded its Mad furniture offerings. Once again, it tapped the Dutch designer Marcel Wanders, acclaimed for his Knotted...
This Second City of the U.K. is second to none for inventiveness. Trendy and friendly, Glasgow has a history of embracing the new. Once a burg of tobacco barons, the city exploded in size with the...
To build 1,000 jets might not sound like a lot compared to, say, the numbers that car manufacturers crank out, but considering the time and care that goes into building a modern business jet—which is...
After more than 20 years creating extravagant pieces for prestigious jewelry houses, Nadia Morgenthaler ( nadia-morgenthaler.com ) is making a name for herself. Several years ago, the Swiss jeweler...
The idea behind London’s Orlebar Brown ( orlebarbrown.com ) was to offer men swimming trunks that double as shorts for après-swim activities. Today, nine years after the brand’s founding, Orlebar...
At the launch of the new Rolls-Royce Dawn convertible in Cape Town, South Africa, Richard Carter, the company’s director of global communications, claimed that the British automobile manufacturer is...
Arriving in style is the perfect way to set the tone for a night out on the town, and we think black cars set the standard for class and style . While most automakers offer their high-end models in a...
There are two kinds of cocktails. Well, there are actually a lot more than two, but for our current purposes, there are two: cocktails and competition cocktails. Cocktails are made to be consumed and...
The quartz-surfaces manufacturer and the British designer Tom Dixon have succeeded in crafting a cool-looking kitchen that truly evokes the cold. Called Ice, it debuted at the Interior Design Show in...
The successor to the now 5-year-old FF, the Ferrari GTC4Lusso ( ferrari.com ) is a more powerful two-door, four-wheel-drive hatchback—or shooting brake. In a first for Ferrari, the all-wheel drive is...
“When a man wears a hat he is a bit more confident,” observes Albertus Swanepoel ( albertusswanepoel .com ), the South African–born hatmaker who crafts men’s and women’s hats by hand. There has been...
The vegan renaissance is now . Vegan cuisine—which doesn’t incorporate any animal products, such as butter or eggs—is no longer the milquetoast cuisine of choice for your most devout PETA friends,...
Together with the English magician Dynamo (also known as Steven Frayne), the South Africa–born interior designer has conjured up the Illusionist Wallpaper collection, a series of innovative wall...

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