Private Preview 2004

Innovations and essentials for the coming year.  World class wine collecting part three:  stellar wine cellars.  An advanced look at the latest from: Mercedes-Benz, Bugatti, BMW Motorcyles, Chaumet, Girard-Perregaux, Cigarette, Cunard Line, Ritz-Carlton, Ulysse Nardin, Ermenegildo Zegna.

“When a design is perfect, it does not age,” says Dominique Facon, senior marketing director of...
Finally, this magazine has a reason to add some T+A to its pages. The German company, which, it...
When every display space in the house is occupied by artworks, Brigitte Micmacker, co-owner of A...
The latest controller in the Pronto family from Philips ( www.pronto.philips.com ) controls as many...
Earlier this summer, Thailand’s Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn sent an e-mail to the...
Most furniture collections, like runway fashions, are unveiled in the spring and fall. This year,...
With the introduction of Blue Ocean, we may be witnessing the emergence of a new product category...
Beth Edwards Harris and her husband, Brent Harris, had no intention of purchasing the Kaufmann...
With people spending more time at home, kitchens and baths are beginning to receive the attention...
Troy Adams of Studio Becker is best known for his fusion kitchen designs that bring together...
On Jupiter Island, light and airy are the bywords, all the better to view the Intracoastal Waterway...
Tuscans are known for their headstrong love of life, food, language, and all things Tuscan. So why...
A bathroom can be a sanctuary, but it can still be dynamic," says Bruce T. Linthicum, design...
The style of the Greenwich, Conn., house, which was built in the 1910s, is Italianate, and that is...
While moonlighting as an audio-visual consultant, Lewis Lipnick, the contrabassoonist for the...
We were somewhere over the North Atlantic, halfway between New York and London, and so far our...
It’s All About View There will soon be a refreshing new way to view the world’s most famous skyline...
There are no monsoons on the radar as we set out for the wilderness camp of Max Davidson. The...
Seven Spirit Bay Wilderness Lodge (+61.8.8979.0281, www.sevenspiritbay.com ) offers the only modern...
Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 1999 Shafer’s signature wine, Hillside Select, is...
After 14 years of creating cuisine for the annual Boston Wine Festival, Daniel Bruce, executive...
“They always choose the best grapes,” remarks Ivano Reali. “Not the sweetest, not the largest, nor...
During a recent dinner in Dublin, I was halfway through the polenta with shaved truffles—a...
“Il N’est Pas Fusion,” asserts Yves Garnier, chef de cuisine for La Mer, Oahu’s celebrated French...
GRAYCLIFF EMERALD, GRAYCLIFF CIGAR CO. Cigar makers have identified more than 75 distinct wrapper...
A limited edition sampling of the stellar Cabernet Sauvignons from Napa Valley’s Stags Leap...
In letting us in on their plans for the coming months, some of the world’s best-known and most...
Wine is perhaps the most ephemeral of all collectibles. A Monet can hang on a living room wall...
In February 1962, on the eve of proclaiming a ban on Cuban imports, John F. Kennedy purportedly...
Long after the age of Al Capone and the speakeasy, when well-heeled imbibers would pony up for...
Fumar’s collection of rare cigars and spirits includes several historically significant items...
For most travelers, the South Dakota prairie is a place to pass through or over on the way to...
Adjusting her footing while setting up her tee shot at the 297-yard 15th hole, an English tourist...
The Bigha bicycle (541.738.4340, www.bigha.com ) might be a common sight in Corvallis, Ore.,...
With novelties such as authentic reproductions of 19th-century French army jackets and cashmere pea...
When jeweler Samuel Getz laid eyes on a 77-carat rough aquamarine recently, he imagined a large...
René Beyer, the 40-year-old CEO and president of Chronometrie Beyer, cannot pinpoint the year, but...
British jewelry designer Stephen Webster (212.226.6160, www.stephenwebster.com ) knows that...
Longtime competitors Ermenegildo Zegna and Salvatore Ferragamo, two of Italy’s most prominent...
BULGARI (212.315.9000) has turned back the clock and revived the colorful, bold, and graphic...
Men are often creatures of habit, especially when it comes to grooming. This is why Fresh Inc. (800...
Many credit Scottish coat makers with inventing the concept of reversible clothing in the early...
Oddly enough, precise production schedules almost never apply to complicated watchmaking...
Glistening jewels and the holidays have always gone hand in hand. This year, history and nature are...
Once you have encountered the hopelessly fastidious Swiss, it is easy to understand why they excel...
Comparing the $22,500 bmw k1200lt exodus to any other motorcycle is an exercise in futility. With...
To savor some of the world’s most coveted supercars, visit www.wreckedexotics.com . The lineup...
Every year, manufacturers hone their machines to perform specific tasks, such as long-distance...
Before the empty moonlit highway can seduce you to sleep, your car springs into action. Its onboard...
For the first time, a member of the commercial airline fraternity—the companies that prompted the...
Residents of La Spezia, a navy town on the western coast of northern Italy, have become accustomed...
Pushing the Limits A pair of 1,400-hp Sterling engines will give the Outerlimits 47 GTX a top speed...
For work order number 534 out of the shipyard, John Brown & Co., Ltd., of Clydebank, Scotland,...
Nascar Winston Cup team owner Felix Sabates becomes the most popular person at Daytona Marina...
“Oh, we’ve blown up engines, drives, just about everything,” Gary Montano says matter-of-factly as...
Since she was launched by her royal namesake in 1969, the Queen Elizabeth 2 has carried on the...
On a spring evening in london, the auctioneer’s gavel came down decisively on the final bid for a...