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  1. In 1940, Shirley Temple’s stepfather paid $7,210 for a cushion-cut, fancy deep blue diamond ring in celebration of the child actress’s 12th birthday and her 44th film release, The Blue Bird . At the...
  2. At less than 1 nanometer, the diaphragm of the HiFiMan HE1000 planar magnetic headphones ( hifiman.com ) is the thinnest ever made. An asymmetrical magnetic circuit powers the diaphragm and helps...
  3. The Italian coachbuilder and design firm renowned for crafting limited-edition models for automakers ranging from Aston Martin to BMW to Ferrari has lent its sense of style to binoculars. The Leica...
  4. The HiFiMan HE1000s and other high-quality headphones cannot perform at their intended levels when plugged directly into an iPod or a system with insufficient amplification or signal conversion. The...
  5. The village of Ubud is the epicenter of Bali’s Hindu culture, where ancient temples rise from forests filled with sacred trees. The best way to tour the town and its mystical surrounds is from the...
  6. The debut of Singita Ebony Lodge ( singita.com ) in 1993 forever changed the face of the African safari, bringing a high-style, low-volume formula to South Africa’s Sabi Sand Reserve. More than 20...
  7. Londoners have long retreated to the quaint cottages of the Cotswolds for rustic weekend getaways. With the opening of the Soho Farmhouse ( sohofarmhouse.com ), visitors to the area can now relish...
  8. Inspirato is officially seaborne: The U.S.-based travel club with a portfolio of more than 450 luxury residences launched the 80-foot cruising yacht Irresistible ( inspirato.com ) in August. Custom-...
  9. Tiffany & Co. has resurrected some of its iconic 1970s creations for the new Out of Retirement collection (available exclusively at Dover Street Market in New York, Tokyo, and London through...
  10. In 2008, three veteran spirits executives teamed up to launch the Last Drop Distillers Limited, an independent bottling company that finds and releases rare whiskies that have inexplicably languished...

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