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Oktoberfest starts tomorrow, but if you haven’t made plans yet to attend Munich’s bucket-list beer festival, it’s still not too late. Despite the fact that over six million people will be dropping by...
The art deco–themed interiors on Timmerman Yachts’ 146-foot Beluga —marked by bold, colorful geometric designs—are enough to make Gatsby himself proud. Equipped with a large hot tub on the main deck...
It is not often that a watchmaker is so bold as to undertake the Herculean task of building the world’s most complicated watch. Indeed, Patek Philippe’s Calibre 89, which features 33 complications,...
If it is not prominently on your calendar already, mark September 18 as the start of the 2015 Rugby World Cup —the 44-day international competition showcasing a full contact sport that cannot be...
Superlative achievements, by their very nature, require an uncommon focus. So in their endeavor to produce the finest wines that the microclimates and terroirs of Napa and Sonoma can express, Jeff O’...
For 131 years, Bulgari has crafted many of its finest jewelry pieces using the architecture and monuments of Rome—its home city—for inspiration. Now to celebrate its heritage, Bulgari is honoring...
Lake Geneva can be quite breathtaking from many vantages. However, it is a little-known fact that the quintessential views of the snow-capped Swiss Alps are not found in Geneva proper. Enter the...
Charleston bucks tradition with the new Grand Bohemian Hotel. Why Go: Charleston has long been one of the most cordial cities in the United States. Strict building codes have ensured that church...
Sneakers are not ordinarily handmade by artisans, but Strange Matter is not an ordinary company. To create sneakers truly worthy of a bespoke wardrobe, the New York–based design studio has introduced...
The Turkish shipyard Sunrise Yachts is making a splash with its largest yacht to date: the 207-foot superyacht Irimari . The yacht is a full-displacement motor yacht with a range beyond 5,750 miles...
In 1988, Petra and Claude Graves’s quest for the perfect wave led them to Sumba, an Indonesian island with one of Asia’s most consistent surf breaks. In 1998 they opened Nihiwatu, a surf resort...
Driving up the Pacific Coast Highway from Malibu to the Maserati Silver Cup polo tournament in Santa Barbara, Calif., I was flush with the same excitement I felt as a child riding my first big-boy...
Lamborghini is gearing up for the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany, this week with the debut of the Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder, the drop-top version of the Lamborghini...
Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation, has begun deliveries of its new super-midsize jet, the Cessna Citation Latitude . The airplane borrows its wings and engines from the Cessna...
The Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer has achieved U.S. certification for its Legacy 450 mid-light jet and expects to start deliveries later this year. (The jet has also received certification...
The Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo to be revealed at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show. At this time, the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo does not have a price, release date, or production plan. It is a real-...
A day before debuting the Jaguar F-Pace SUV at the Frankfurt motor show, Jaguar drove the vehicle—its first SUV—through a 63-foot-tall, 360-degree loop in a gravity-defying performance that is as...
Much like so many of today’s successful women, the Harry Winston Premier Lace 31 mm ladies timepiece is a study in complexity and beauty. Part of the watchmaking house’s Premier Collection—an homage...
With spacious interiors, an owner’s cabin, and a kitchen, Vanquish Yachts’ new Vanquish VQ50 cruiser was made for overnight adventures. The first example of the 50-foot boat was recently delivered in...
Safe cycling is all about riding smart, and with the Livall Bling Helmet , using one’s head has become a whole lot easier. Advertised as the world’s first smart helmet, the innovative head protection...
The tableware manufacturer Prouna, known primarily for creating high-end china, has released the Prouna Marble Collection —an assortment of 12 tabletop items, including a vase, plates, trays, and...
For over 45 years, Frontiers has created bespoke itineraries for adventurous travelers desiring private, action-packed activities during the day and top-of-the-line accommodations at night. The...
The 21st Annual Music Festival for Brain Health, which will be held on September 19 at Staglin Family Vineyard in Napa Valley, Calif., will feature events to tantalize every corner of the brain,...
The Hope Spinel ’s history is every bit as colorful as its lustrous rose hue. Often confused for a ruby—although the spinel has fewer inclusions—the plum-size gemstone (about an inch in diameter) was...
Hand-wringing by horological purists aside, smart watches are slowly but surely infiltrating the collections of the luxury industry’s top brands. The most recent (and perhaps most significant)...
This $149 million, 25-Acre Beverly Hills Estate Can Host 1,000 People
The $13 Million Arcadia Yacht Tortoise Comes Out of Its Shell in Cannes
As crisp to the senses as an early autumn morning, the 2014 Groth Sauvignon Blanc is an homage to Napa Valley’s numerous microclimates. A blend of the Bordeaux varietal collected from both warm and...
Fairmont Mayakoba, a five-star luxury resort in the rainforests of Riviera Maya, Mexico, is embarking on a new culinary adventure, with restaurateur Richard Sandoval at the helm.
Tumi has created the Tumi Global Locator. Travelers simply place the wireless tracking device—which uses GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth technology to monitor its whereabouts—in their bag, briefcase, or...

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