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CEO, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Torsten Müller-Ötvös has spent his entire career with the BMW Group, ​the parent company of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. He joined BMW in 1989 as a marketing project leader and...
President, Frescobaldi Toscana From birth, Lamberto Frescobaldi was immersed in tradition. As a member of one of Tuscany’s oldest families, he literally grew up walking the halls of history, whether...
As the city’s art scene sizzles, major galleries are heading west. Los Angeles’s emergence as a world capital of contemporary art has hinged largely on the city’s ever-expanding roster of museums, a...
Mauritius’s storied Le Touessrok first opened in 1978 on the African island’s pristine Trou d’Eau Douce bay. Last December, the 200-room property emerged from a $30 million makeover as Shangri-La’s...
For a city that prides itself so much on its culinary prowess, San Francisco has had quite the Achilles heel for some time: its serious lack of a strong sushi game. The vast majority of sushi bars in...
B&B Italia sets up shop in a stylish Tokyo neighborhood. The contemporary furnishings brand B&B Italia ( bebitalia.com ) has rolled out the welcome mat in Tokyo’s Aoyama district, an area...
Jack Nicklaus helped put New Zealand on golfers’ play lists when he completed the Kinloch Club on the misty shores of Lake Taupo in 2007. This January, the highly acclaimed club became more...
Cocktail enthusiasts—with their devotion to authenticity—have brought innumerable lost spirits back to the bar shelf, from crème de violette to Velvet Falernum. The latest taste of the past is Zucca...
The last of 64 examples ever made, it has less than 2,800 miles on the odometer Accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds with a top speed of 242.8 mph Under the hood is a 627 hp V-12 and an...
Model, designer, and social-media phenomenon. Alessandra Ambrosio has made a career of embodying the good life, whether modeling in glossy campaigns for Gucci and Christian Dior or, most famously,...
One of the rarest roadsters in the world, the 1968 Ferrari 275 GTS/4 NART Spider was first seen on the big screen in the The Thomas Crown Affair starring Steve McQueen —a model the actor himself...
Honda Aircraft Company has been working on the HondaJet for more than 20 years and now has started deliveries of the $4.5 million airplane in both North America and Europe. In April, at the Aero...
An inside look at three extraordinary homes transformed by the multitalented movie star. Over the past two decades, home design and development has become more than a pastime for Jeremy Renner: It is...
Architect turned jeweler William Ehrlich ( william ehrlichjewelry.com ) approaches jewelry as though he were designing a building. Using CAD software, he assembles his creations in layers, keeping...
Hestan Commercial—the elite line of restaurant appliances designed in collaboration with such chefs as Thomas Keller and Corey Lee—is bringing professional expertise to the backyard cookout with a...
Christopher Slowinski, founder of New York–based jewelry house Christopher Designs, has created L’Amour Crisscut Diamond , a ring that highlights a 10-carat diamond cut in the brand’s patented...
A bikini-clad femme fatale named Bambi reclines before a titillating fight scene in the Bond film Diamonds Are Forever. Her perch, a natural outcrop, seems an unusual feature for a residential living...
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...

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