The world's 21 most exclusive holiday wishes. Also, the new Mercedes Maybach, championship Formula 1 Ferrari, deluxe Boeing business jet, a million-dollar watch and more.
“When a man is tired of London,” said Dr.
When the British hi-fi company Chord debuted the first component in its distinctive Choral Series a year ago, reaction was immediate: “Give us more!”
The inner workings of speakers are finally being exposed, and unlike sausage processing or lawmaking, it is a welcome sight.
Mark Levinson’s 400 Series single-channel amplifiers are handsome, but at nearly 18 by 20 inches, they are too portly for tight spaces.
Golf, sport, travel, and real estate come together in this unique package from the Carnegie Clubs, Peter de Savary’s exclusive members-only retreats.
Holiday time at Colorado’s Keystone Resort (www.keystone.snow.com) brings more than those glorious Rocky Mountain vistas.
Red carpets, klieg lights, photographers and media crews jostling for space, French film stars . . .
The culinary elves at Eleni’s (212.255.7990, www.elenis.com), a gourmet Manhattan bakery, will not bake you an ordinary gingerbread house this
In 1989, the discovery of $1.22 billion in sunken gold treasure off the Carolina coast put an 1857 maritime disaster in the pages of history and its booty into numerous private collections.
It is amusing when smokers, eager to display knowledge of their hobby, pontificate about Canary Islands cigars made with the islands’ tobaccos.
Laurence Graff has a reputation for acquiring the finest, most beautiful gemstones—whatever the cost—and the incredible necklace shown here will only enhance that reputation.
In the 1920s, Maharaja Sir Bhupindra Singh asked Louis Joseph Cartier to set some loose gems into a showstopping piece of jewelry. The maharaja was not disappointed.
President Nixon made his historic trip to China, Carole King’s Tapestry swept the Grammys, M*A*S*H and The Godfather were big draws at the box office, and Prozac was developed—the year was 1972.
In the silk-upholstered lobby of the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel, actor/director Lou Diamond Phillips and his wife, Kelly, are sipping tea and talking diamonds.
Boxing day, that merry olde British tradition of remembering the household staff on the day after Christmas, is just around the corner.
Money does indeed change everything: Financial challenges mount exponentially as you add more digits to your bottom line. Investment portfolios. Trust funds. Endowments. Retirement plans.
For motorcyclists, the Blue Ridge Parkway, a 469-mile road that winds its way along the Appalachian Mountains through Virginia, Tennessee, and North Carolina, is the ideal stretch of road.
Thirteen years ago, I went to The St. Regis in New York City to meet with a woman of great style, to whom I had been introduced some months earlier.
The double-M badge on the Maybach 62, which stands for Maybach Manufaktur, could also be an abbreviation for Much Multitasking.
An undeniable revolution in sound reproduction has begun.
It is a tricky business, building new links golf courses in Ireland. The standards for comparison, such as Ballybunion, Lahinch, Portrush, and County Down, are quite lofty.
Several years ago, New York architect and interior designer Carlos Aparicio, accompanied by one of his clients, visited a Paris furniture gallery, where they saw the hanging fixture of the client’
I am en route to dresden on the German autobahn when the rain gradually dissipates in the summer sun, leaving the supersmooth roads bone-dry. The visibility is excellent, the traffic light.
As exemplars of high-quality German mechanicals, Audis born of the legendary Auto Union have always been at eye level in terms of precision and personality with anything built by Leica, Blaupunkt,
To those who met him in the early 1990s, Alexander Blastos was a wealthy and successful international businessman.
At the fall 2002 couture fashion shows in Paris, the pièce de résistance on Valentino’s runway was an elaborately embroidered and appliquéd velvet dress with a plunging neckline, hem, and cuffs, a
The supply of Three Rivers Shiraz, a wine made from grapes grown in South Australia’s high-altitude Barossa Ranges, is so scarce that the waiting list is five times longer than the available stock
The 16th century was not a good time to be a vintner in england.
Visit the office of an art museum director, and you will probably see works of art hanging on the walls, maybe even a sculpture on a shelf.
Selecting the perfect gift is an art and a science—as well as hard work. You know the item, experience, or service when you see it, although you never know when you will see it.
Travel in style with this unique collection of luggage from Louis Vuitton.
Whether by land, sea, or air, Los Angeles–based travel company Private Jetaway delivers, and this all-inclusive 24-day America’s Cup vacation for you and as many as seven of your friends includes
New York–based Innovative Audio Video, considered to be one of the best dealers in the realms of both audio equipment and home theater, is offering a unique two-pronged package that includes the u
Sir Humphry Wakefield is an expert on art and architecture, a noted interior designer, and the guiding force behind Baker’s Stately Homes program, which creates fine reproductions of furnishings a
True romantics everywhere will swoon over Perrier-Jouët’s romp through France and Italy.
Viking feeds your appetite for learning and cooking with this three-day, three-city, three-chef package for you and five of your friends.
The Sonnerie Souveraine is one of François-Paul Journe’s most remarkable accomplishments in watchmaking.
Chicago suitmaker Oxxford Clothes, which has earned an impeccable reputation among the world’s finest textile mills, is joining forces with those mills to offer 10 Robb Report readers the opportun
Few Grand Prix fans who have traced the title’s history since its inauguration in 1950 have failed to follow the spectacular career of Michael Schumacher, arguably the most formidable driver of th
What better way to celebrate Harley-Davidson’s 100th anniversary than with this exclusive tour through Europe?
Andrew Winch Designs’ first Boeing Business Jet 2 interior is a remarkable achievement, and the London-based company will replicate the design for a Robb Report reader.
If you seek something more exotic than a superyacht, you might consider the Phoenix 1000 luxury submarine.
Troy Bayliss, one of the most successful motorcycle racers ever to tear around a track, rode a Ducati 998 Factory 01 bike to victory during the 2001 World Superbike Championship.
When writing Casino Royale in the early 1950s, Ian Fleming needed a name for his soon-to-be-famous fictional secret agent.
The Antique Wine Co. of Great Britain has assembled a weeklong food and wine fantasy cruise vacation for you and as many as 23 of your friends.
Build a man a gym, and he will exercise for a day; build a man a custom-tailored workout environment, and he will exercise for a lifetime.
Treat your favorite foursome to an adventure that could go down in golf history.
Remember the white tornado? That muscular but friendly force clad in tight, bright white, who swept the interior clean and shined its surfaces to a brilliant sparkle?
Leave it to Alec Gores to turn everything he touches into gold.
Most early adopters, people who installed home cinemas a decade or more before DVD and high-definition television, are now finding that their setups are not aging well.
I went to Vienna to waltz.
It is the most wonderful time of the year to look back on Ultimate Gift Guides past.
While many perfumers have ventured into the realm of bespoke fragrances, London’s Creative Perfumers goes one step further by describing itself as haute couture.
After a pair of Michelle Ong’s briolette-cut diamond earrings shaped like grape clusters sold in a heated bidding war at a Christie’s auction for $189,500—more than double their estimated value—th
Anyone can sidle up to a winery tasting room bar in Napa Valley, lay down $5, and sample a few new releases.
In the 1995 film Big Night, two Italian brothers open a restaurant named Paradise in 1950s Keyport, N.J. Their authentic Italian cuisine, however, does not meet with the locals’ expectations.
James K. Polk, the 11th president of the United States, is better remembered for winning the war with Mexico in 1848 than for his sense of style.
It is 25 degrees on a snowy February morning, and I am skiing in shorts and a T-shirt. Instead of snow, a carpeted treadmill rolls swiftly underfoot.
Wives (sorry, but it is always the woman) have been waging war against speakers for decades. They do not want them intruding into their living space.
The Spirit de Soleil, Hustler Powerboats’ new 50-foot go-fast, awaits us at the dock on Peconic Bay, close to Hustler’s Long Island plant in Calverton, N.Y.
The Porsche Boxster is Germany’s gift to sports car lovers, but many enthusiasts believe the car is too slow.
In January 2000, Eclipse Aviation President and CEO Vern Raburn visited New Mexico Senator Pete Domenici in Washington, D.C., while looking for a home for Eclipse.
Like Magellan, who had trouble enlisting a patron for his 16th-century quest to find a new route to Asia, Everhard Vissers could not find a Swiss partner to produce his groundbreaking watch concep
The old-fashioned icebox was a simple concept—a place for cold storage. Do not expect the new iCEBOX appliance to keep the milk and lettuce cool.
Modern rugs are not new. Rugs woven by artists are not new, either—Picasso, Andy Warhol, and Roy Lichtenstein have all tried their hand.
Cristina Thévenaz is not your typical watch executive.
Three may be sake’s lucky number.
On New Year’s day, 1903, Isabella Stewart Gardner, the vivacious widow who was a favorite target of gossipers, held a grand party to mark the opening of the mysterious building she had erected in
As we rush to complete our ritual holiday shopping, most 2002 harvests in the Northern Hemisphere have been converted into wine.