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  1. Exclusive resorts, one of the companies featured in this month’s Icons & Innovators special section, has emerged as the leader of the nascent destination-club industry. Contributing writers...
  2. The King is dead; long live the King’s earning power. Elvis Presley’s estate grossed $49 million last year, the 30th anniversary of his death, enabling him to reclaim his status as the world’s top-...
  3. For four months each year, an errant shot at the Isleworth Golf & Country Club in Windemere, Fla., could land in the rough, in the water, in a sand trap, or behind a million-dollar work of art...
  4. Contrary to the name by which the sale is best known, books have been rarities at Bonhams’ annual Gentleman’s Library auction. But oddities have been commonplace. Bidders at last year’s sale could...
  5. It has been more than 10 years since the first time I jumped out of an airplane, but I still recall every detail of the 60-second free fall that preceded my pulling the rip cord. So with some degree...
  6. The birth of Aston Martin’s expressive and explosive DBS was an interesting, maybe even high-risk, delivery. Well into the production process of the DBS, Ford Motor Co. began trying to shed those...
  7. On its path through central Scotland, the Highland Fault skirts the southern end of Loch Lomond in the shape of a shepherd’s staff. The ancient geological feature divides the country’s Highlands and...
  8. The three-wheeled Piaggio MP3 400 ( www.piaggio.com ) might look odd, but you will appreciate its design on a wet or twisty road. The two 12-inch front wheels can tilt 40 degrees, providing a...
  9. In watchmaking history, the mid-17th century is known as the Age of Decoration, a period when artisans transformed early pendant and pocket watches into colorful objets d’art that perhaps were valued...
  10. The Gift A three-year lease on the last available wine vault at Adour, Alain Ducasse’s new restaurant at the St. Regis Hotel, New York. — Seven bottles of various Domaine de la Romanée Conti vintages...

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