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  1. Reminiscent of a tranquil Mexican village, Esperanza—the newest Auberge resort—combines Baja’s relaxed sensibilities with five-star luxury. Its warm-hued, palapa-roofed casitas, winding stone...
  2. Here in the remote Seychelles Islands off the African coast, you’ll find crystal waters, coral reefs, verdant gardens, palm tree–fringed coastline, and unspoiled white-sand beaches. This tropical...
  3. As with wines, many of us stick to what we know: Just as we cling to our Silver Oak, our Pétrus, our Phelps Insignia, so do we adhere, in the case of resorts, to the safe, the familiar, the...
  4. Designing a yacht is no big feat, says an architect who will remain unnamed to spare him the fury of boating professionals. “Space is space,” he says. A yacht is little more than a floating house, he...
  5. Adventurers with a yen for Arctic exploration have a couple of options for consideration this summer. Lands of the Midnight Sun is a three-week trip that links far-flung, far-north destinations by...
  6. Monaco's Villa La Vigie, which at various times was home to Karl Lagerfeld and to Princess Caroline, is now available for weekly, monthly, or year-round rental. From its prominent promontory perch,...
  7. Some mind games—such as chess or backgammon—are eternally entertaining. Chess sets themselves are often treated as works of art. Meissen has produced sets for the past three centuries that intrigue...
  8. When you think of speakers, you probably picture a box. Whether its casing has a natural wood veneer or is painted a glossy black, or whether the grille protecting the drive units is cloth or foam,...
  9. The numbers do not lie to Jim Ferraro, a product liability lawyer from Miami, Fla. For him at least, one-eighth of 8 million equals more than 6 million. That is to say, Ferraro has determined that he...
  10. When art dealer Otto Naumann was ready to bring to market his finest acquisition, a $40 million Rembrandt painting of the goddess Minerva, he knew exactly where the grand unveiling should take place...

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