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  1. When the winter olympics begin this month in Turin, the world will discover what Italians long have known about this industrial hub: Turin is built for speed. This is the city, after all, that became...
  2. The challenging terrain at Aspen Highlands (800.525.6200, www.aspensnowmass.com ) helps the resort lure expert skiers away from Aspen Mountain and other high-profile neighbors. Highlights at the ski...
  3. At Paris’ Hôtel de Crillon (+33.144.71.15.01, www.crillon.com ), the elephant in the room cannot be ignored. The hotel’s Baccarat crystal sculpture, originally created for the Exposition Universelle...
  4. The Hondajet offers everything you would want in a business jet—speed, fuel efficiency, and a comfortable cabin—but you can’t have the airplane. The designer says it will fly as fast as 480 mph,...
  5. Part megayacht, part missile, the Pershing 90 ( www.pershing-yacht.com ), a scaled-down version of the Ferretti-owned Italian builder’s flagship 115, blends spacious accommodations with performance—a...
  6. Nearly a decade ago, fourth-generation jeweler Walter McTeigue resigned his position as Harry Winston’s buyer for diamonds, gemstones, and estate jewelry, and purchased a dairy farm in the Berkshires...
  7. When David Chu sold his Nautica clothing brand in 2003 to VF Corp. for more than $585 million, the designer and businessman envisioned whiling away his days on the golf course. But after only nine...
  8. Italian jeweler Paolo Piovan’s diamond pavé snake bracelet sinuously wraps around the wearer’s wrist before culminating at a large ruby head tipped with a yellow diamond tongue. Such flamboyance is a...
  9. Selecting a fragrance is a personal exercise, and no scent could be more personal than one custom-made from scratch. Last fall, Jean Patou Paris (+33.1.42.92.07.22) introduced Parfum-Couture, a...
  10. The Monaco Groom Center from Parisian manufacturer Hommage (817.229.0300, www.hommage.com ) could make you actually look forward to a morning shave. In addition to displaying sculptural curves that...

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