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Six Characteristics of a Good Pen

Once you’ve written with a high-quality writing instrument, there is no going back to the average pen. The feel of a well-made pen in the hand and the smoothness of its stroke on the page is a tangible luxury. For those seeking a fine writing instrument, here are six key features to consider. Look for […]

Connoisseur’s Guide to Chartering a Yacht

Choosing a charter yacht can be one of the most liberating experiences in travel. Unlike resorts or cruise ships, which come with prepackaged deals and itineraries, charter yachts come in countless shapes and sizes with crews ready to custom design a week or more onboard to your specific taste and desires. The biggest mistake that […]

Connoisseur’s Guide to Collecting Fine Wine

Genuine collectors thrive on an invigorating blend of passion and discipline. Their collections are purposefully designed, and exhibit a pronounced sense of order. True collectors do not merely create a cellar and stock it; they carefully select their wines according to their developed interests. Beginners should spend a few years enjoying a wide variety of […]

Connoisseur’s Guide to Buying a Yacht

Buying a yacht is a process that can take days, months, or even years. There are countless new and brokerage models available, some built on a production scale and others custom designed. You can pay hundreds of thousands or tens of millions of dollars depending on the quality, size and personalization you desire. Whether you […]

Connoisseur’s Guide to Building a Watch Collection

The proliferation of highly complicated and artistic watches has spawned a new breed of collectors drawn to the arena with a great appreciation for the watchmaking or the desire to own a rarified timepiece. Collectors run the gamut from those seeking specific watch brands, periods, or types to those who simply relish owning a sampling […]

Buying a Custom Luxury Motorcycle

Motorcycle owners are incredibly passionate and consider their machine to be an expression and extension of their persona. Be it flamboyant or understated, built for performance, looks, or both, a custom bike can satisfy almost any fancy. Customization of luxury motorcycles can range from $30,000 to more than $500,000, depending on specification, rarity, and collectibility. […]

Connoisseur’s Guide to Condo and Destination Clubs

Destination Clubs Determining whether you will spend your vacation in a 900-square-foot, two-bedroom condo that’s a five-minute walk to the slopes or in a fully staffed 10,000-square-foot home on a private mountain begins with the initiation fee. Destination clubs offer five-star service and access to a portfolio of homes in the most coveted vacation spots, […]

The European Pick-up Option

Just imagine yourself in your new BMW or Porsche racing around the autobahn before jetting home to meet your automobile stateside. It’s an available option that even comes with an array of VIP perks such as significant discounts from a car’s list price and special-access factory tours. Here is what you can expect from some […]

Connoisseur’s Guide to Buying Jewelry

When acquiring fine jewelry and gems, it’s important to consider some precautionary measures before making a significant purchase. Diamonds, gemstones, and pearls appear in an exceptionally wide range of quality and sizes, therefore prices vary greatly. Additionally, with the advances in technology, it’s virtually impossible for the untrained eye to detect some fabricated, enhanced, or […]

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