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BEST of the BEST 2014 | Journeys |Resorts: Cheval Blanc Randheli
A fashionable hideaway that is a cut above the rest.
BEST of the BEST 2014 | Wings & Water | Megayachts: Heesen Galactica Star
The unusual naval architecture of the 213-foot Galactica Star, the largest build from the 36-year-old Dutch shipyard Heesen, sets the yacht apart from other recent launches both in appearance and...
BEST of the BEST 2014 | Style | Men’s Watches | Complication: Graham Geo.Graham Tourbillon Orrery
Eric Loth, founder and CEO of Graham, describes one of his latest timepieces as “the watch I’ve wanted to build since founding the company.”
BEST of the BEST 2014 | Leisure | Spirits: Redbreast 21 Year Old Single Pot Still Whiskey
The recent double-digit growth in consumption of Irish whiskey can be attributed in part to Redbreast, a single-pot-still whiskey that first appeared in the early 1900s as an independent bottling...
BEST of the BEST 2014 | Wheels | Sports Cars: Ferrari 458 Speciale
The 458 Speciale is equipped with Ferrari’s most powerful naturally aspirated V-8 engine, a mid-mounted 4.5-liter unit producing 596 hp and 398 ft lbs of torque at 6,000 rpm.
BEST of the BEST 2014 | Journeys | Hotels: The Langham, Chicago
The world’s only hotel to occupy a Ludwig Mies van der Rohe–designed building, the new Langham, Chicago ( 312.923.9988, www.langham hotels.com ), is a worthy tribute to the great Bauhaus architect...
BEST of the BEST 2014 | Wings & Water | Business Aircraft | Entry-Level: Cessna Citation M2
Sharing many features with the company’s Citation CJ series jets, the new Cessna Citation M2 was designed as a step up in performance and cabin size from the entry-level Citation Mustang.
BEST of the BEST 2014 | Style | Men’s Fashion | Sportswear: Ralph Lauren Purple Label
Ralph Lauren took tried-and-true menswear elements—including tweed, plaid, and flannel—and transformed them into a wardrobe of stylishly modern sportswear.
BEST of the BEST 2014 | Home | Home Entertainment: Prima Cinema
Until recently, you had to have some connection to the film industry if you wanted to view first-run movies at home—usually on DVD and often for awards consideration.
BEST of the BEST 2014 | Wheels | Coupes & GTs: Rolls-Royce Wraith
Once perceived by the masses as dusty relics from a bygone era, Rolls-Royce motorcars began to shed that image around the turn of the millennium when BMW purchased the brand and produced handsome...
BEST of the BEST 2014 | Journeys | Golf Courses: The Blue Monster
Trump enlisted the architectural team of Gil Hanse and Jim Wagner to redesign the famed Blue Monster, which has been the centerpiece of Doral since the resort opened in 1962.
BEST of the BEST 2014 | Wings & Water | Semicustom Yachts: Overmarine Group Mangusta 110
The design brief for the Overmarine Group Mangusta 110 dictated that the yacht retain the sporty style of the Mangusta line while incorporating an unusually large amount of living space for a yacht...
BEST of the BEST 2014 | Home | Decor: Les Nécessaires d’Hermès
Back in the 1920s, the interior designer Jean-Michel Frank enlisted Hermès to swathe some of his furniture pieces in the company’s supple leathers.
BEST of the BEST 2014 | Leisure | International Red Wines: Vieux Château Certan 2010 Pomerol
The first test of a truly great man is his humility,” asserted the English art critic and social theorist John Ruskin, whose contemporaries were unlikely to have accused him of possessing an undue...
BEST of the BEST 2014 | Wheels | Convertibles: Porsche 918 Spyder
The 918 Spyder is a plug-in hybrid employing technology pioneered by Toyota for the Prius and Honda for the Insight, those green, modest, but admirable slowpokes. In staggering contrast, the 918...
BEST of the BEST 2014 | Journeys | Resorts: Belmond El Encanto
The eucalyptus-covered hills of Santa Barbara’s Riviera neighborhood conceal some of Southern California’s finest examples of Craftsman- and Spanish Colonial Revival–style residences. Since 1918,...
BEST of the BEST 2014 | Wings & Water | Business Aircraft | Large-Cabin Ultralong-Range: Gulfstream G650
The 8,000-mile-plus range of the Gulfstream G650 puts it in a class by itself, one that could be called super-ultralong-range.
BEST of the BEST 2014 | Style | Jewelry | Best Practices: Chopard
Celebrated for its technical and artistic prowess in both the watch and jewelry fields, Chopard made quite a different statement last year, publicly announcing its commitment to procuring gold and...
BEST of the BEST 2014 | Leisure | Cigars: Fuente Fuente OpusX Angel’s Share
Established in 1912 in Tampa, Fla., by the late Arturo Fuente Sr., the company that is now called Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia is the world’s largest family-owned cigar business, boasting a portfolio...
BEST of the BEST 2014 | Wheels | Sedans: BMW M6 Gran Coupe
Exterior features unique to the M variant of the Gran Coupe include a carbon-fiber roof, which obviates the option of a sunroof but provides an impressive expanse of the beautiful lightweight...
BEST of the BEST 2014 | Journeys | Vacation Homes: Kohanaiki
The Big Island of Hawaii’s easygoing ambience has helped make the island one of the most coveted destinations for vacation-home owners.
BEST of the BEST 2014 | Wings & Water | Production Boats: Dominator 640
The Italian-built Dominator 640 has amenities and operational systems that are more common to long-range megayachts than they are to a 64-foot vessel...
BEST of the BEST 2014 | Style | Women's Watches | Design: Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Florilège
Vacheron Constantin has a longer history of creating artisan-decorated watches than any other company in the modern era.
BEST of the BEST 2014 | Leisure | Dining: Zaranda
There may be no more profound sense of well-being than that which descends upon Zaranda at sunset.
BEST of the BEST 2014 | Wheels | SUVs & Wagons: Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S
Keeping up with the fast pace of family life.
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