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In 2006, twin brothers Byron and Dexter Peart cofounded Want Les Essentiels , a leather-accessories brand with the goal to create functional, fashionable designs for men’s totes, briefcases, luggage...
The tastemakers of Italy’s fashion capital have a stylish new headquarters. Opened in July, the Mandarin Oriental, Milan , occupies four 18th-century structures that have been transformed into an of-...
L ake Como has long been the realm of grand hotels with manicured gardens and traditional—if sometimes stuffy—interiors. Breathing new life into the Italian resort area is Villa Làrio , an intimate...
Even Germans know California is the best place to launch a convertible. “This car looks much better here than in Europe,” says Vitalis Enns, designer for Mercedes-AMG, while sitting in the shade on a...
Single-engine turboprops have grown steadily in popularity with owner-pilots over the last 20 years, with top choices including the Pilatus PC-12, the Socata TBM, and the Cessna Caravan. Now Textron...
Each year, tens of millions of spectators around the globe tune in to the Oscars to see who takes home the coveted awards and, almost as importantly, what the ceremony’s distinguished guests choose...
Even during a night when outstanding cinema and world-famous actors were center stage, these gorgeous jewelry designs didn’t need help grabbing the spotlight. While there was a range of innovative...
From Michelin-decorated superstars to ambitious up-and-coming talents, chefs continue to take a gamble on glamorous new venues in Las Vegas . In the last year, seven noteworthy dining destinations...
Long regarded as the capital of Italian fashion and design, Milan has added another feather to its cap by emerging as a favorite destination of serious food lovers. The city now boasts some of the...
Masseria Trapanà was a ruin when Rob Potter-Sanders, an Australian hotelier looking for a project to call his own, acquired it in 2013. After two years of meticulous restoration—which included the...
For Your Eyes Only: From May 19 through 22, the mission, should you choose to accept it, will be to lie low in London for the Tradecraft Experience , a four-day immersion into the wilderness of...
Happy February 29. Glued to the Gregorian calendar as we are, today is that extra date that falls every four years to make up for the fact that the earth’s orbit of the sun does not perfectly match...
When you’re driving a car that reaches 60 mph is less than three seconds , getting on a busy freeway is a breeze and passing a tractor-trailer on a two-lane road no longer feels as risky as Russian...
In honor of Oscars Season , we’ve rounded up a selection of 10 hotels with a Hollywood twist . From the St. Regis New York that served as a backdrop for Francis Ford Coppola’s classic film The...
The medieval hill town of Nusco is about an hour inland from the Amalfi Coast, but it seems a million miles from that fabulous stretch of touristy beaches. Here, locals make cheese in small family...
Subtle, golden Birra di Capri Ligea ( birracapri.com ) is a standout among European lagers. Brewed on Capri using local hops and grains, the lager is the latest project of the Brunetti family,...
Best known for his French Laundry restaurant in Yountville, Calif., and Bouchon eateries in Beverly Hills, Calif., and Las Vegas, Thomas Keller is expanding his culinary skills into open waters. The...
The East Coast and West Coast will soon converge in a mouthwatering display of culinary excellence. On March 3, chef Nathan Rich, who helms the menu at the rustic and charming Twin Farms resort in...
Bugatti Chiron starting price is about $2.6 million. Release date is September 2016. Only 500 examples will be built. With 1,500 hp and a top speed of 261 mph, the Bugatti Chiron will be the fastest...
This week, the automotive world descends on Switzerland for the Geneva International Motor Show —taking place March 3 through 13—and so we have highlighted some of our favorite Swiss activities. From...
An icon of cinema has been immortalized in the new Montegrappa Sophia Loren ( montegrappa.com ) collection of writing instruments. The pens’ appropriately curvaceous resin barrels bear a floral lace...
Tale of Two Vines The name Montepulciano conjures images of the picturesque Tuscan town, which draws visitors both to its historic sites and to its many enoteche to sample a famous wine, Vino Nobile...
In the late 1990s , Karl-Friedrich Scheufele , co-president of the Chopard Group, came across a timepiece at auction from the 18th-century master chronometer maker Ferdinand Berthoud . “I managed to...
Two new pieces from Giorgio Armani ( armani.com )—a crocodile document case (foreground, $31,075) and a leather Boston bag ($2,325)—embody the Milan-based design house’s restrained aesthetic...
With two one-off works of art, a McLaren 675LT Spider and McLaren P1 , the British marque plans to make its mark an exclamation point at the Geneva International Motor Show , from March 3 through 13...
The Panerai Lo Scienziato Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Titanio ($143,000, panerai.com ) features both a tourbillon and a movement-revealing dial—an unconventional design for Panerai—but still adheres...
While the MB&F Legacy Machine Perpetual ( mbandf.com ) is perhaps the most traditional-looking timepiece to come out of the avant-garde Swiss watchmaking consortium Maximilian Büsser &...
After closing in 2011 and undergoing a yearlong renovation that began in 2014, La Macchina del Tempo: Museo Storico Alfa Romeo ( museoalfaromeo.com ), the Italian auto brand’s historical museum,...
For the first time ever, the America’s Cup races are coming to the Middle East. February 27 through 28, the sailing spectacle will take place in Muscat, Oman , marking the beginning of this year’s...
Functionality, performance, comfort—these are the underpinnings of the new spring sportswear lineup from Ermenegildo Zegna ( zegna.com ). “This collection responds to the needs of today’s young...

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