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When we set out to bring you the ultimate house tour, we didn’t realize that our ideal residence would actually be 11 different homes.
Your get-together is a smashing success. The music is right, the wine is a hit, and guests mingle happily.
The Villa, perched at the river’s edge, rose into the white Italian sunlight like an immense stone eagle with folded wings.
Mark Stiving is disappointed in most home automation. “Any [system] can turn lights on.
XV Beacon (877.XVBEACON) and the White Barn Inn (207. 967.2321) are offering the best of both worlds—city and country—for weekend travelers to New England.
Some people may still think of the Catskills as chopped liver, but the Emerson Inn & Spa, the first small luxury hotel in the Catskill Forest Preserve, is quickly changing that image to foie g
Upon your arrival, the glory of Venice strikes you. It is present in the architecture of the palaces, churches, and squares.
Digital cameras are about the size of a wallet and are just as easy to operate.
C.R. Martin & Co. (610.759.2837) wanted something special to mark the creation of the 750,000th Martin guitar, so it commissioned inlay artist Larry Robinson to enhance the instrument.
Think of it as the distillers’ equivalent of cloning.
Sophisticated chocoholics know where to get their fix, and it has nothing to do with a trip to Pennsylvania.
You will need plenty of bravado for your cigar-rolling lesson at Graycliff Hotel’s cigar factory in Nassau, The Bahamas.
Michelangelo’s marble Pietà sculpture in St.
Statuesque wineglasses in wheel-cut crystal on a hand-wrought silver tray (left), a towering skyscraper centerpiece in silver and ivory, a cigar humidor in repoussé silvered brass with an ebonized
On a single visit to Copia: The American Center for Wine, Food & the Arts in Napa, Calif., it’s possible to sip a cool glass of Viognier, join a poetry workshop, dip freshly baked bread into l
There is no such thing as a permanent collection.
When flying internationally, I like to arrive at the airport at least an hour earlier than required. It has nothing to do with the new measures of heightened security.
When Nike designed its first line of golf clubs—drivers, irons, and wedges—it did so with Tiger Woods in mind.
Tim Blixseth stares down from a rocky ledge to a picture-perfect fairway as he describes how he built this course in the hills near Palm Springs, Calif.
A complicated watch movement—its intricate mechanisms engaged in the rhythmic tracking of time—is beautiful to behold.
My college roommate, Ira, knew how to live well.
Parmigiani Fleurier has marked a watchmaking milestone with Forma, the first timepiece from the exclusive boutique brand that is powered with an in-house movement, the new automatic Calibre 331.
Laura Munder’s jewelry offers a glimpse of her life and loves.
These days, there’s not much mystique about being a millionaire. A game show contestant can become one in half an hour, and each week state lotteries mint new fortunes.
Formula One fans are used to seeing Michael Schumacher, Ferrari’s championship driver, zooming through turns and blasting down straightaways in a fluidly sculpted, bright red F/1 race car.
One of the more poignant moments in American cinema occurs in the 1987 classic Tin Men, when aluminum siding salesman Danny DeVito tells his wife, Barbara Hershey, about the importance of driving
The patriarch is moving out, community assets have been divided, and it is all over but the garage sale as Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and Bentley Motors end their 71-year marriage.
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In the summer of 1998, Donald Diamond was circling the globe in Queen of Diamonds, his 132-foot Feadship yacht, when the engine sputtered, then stopped, leaving him stranded off the coast of Dar e
The Cruising Club of America, one of the world’s most exclusive yacht clubs, has no trophy room, no dining room, no marina, no docks—and no clubhouse.
Good evening, sir," my house said. The face recognition camera cued the front door to open. I wiped my feet and stepped inside.
"Hello, Alfred," I replied as I removed my coat.
It would be like old times, the Connoisseur reflected, the chance to relive those innocent years of youth.
In the world of the Parisian sidewalk café, where rudeness is no more remarkable than cracks in the pavement, Jean Francois, the waiter at La Palette on the rue de Seine in St-Germain, looms as a