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The 20th Annual Ultimate Gift Guide

Desert Oases: Four Warmer takes on the winter wonderland. The all-new 205 mph Porsche Carrera GT.  A $1.7 million underwater aviator.  CRN's 150-foot megayacht.  The $3.8 million Duke of Alba Stradivarius and more.

There is something about the sinuous curvature of a seashell, the shapeliness of a piece of...
Old traditions die hard or—as a growing number of savvy European firms are demonstrating—reinvent...
A speaker may come close to reproducing sound perfectly in a laboratory, but alas, no one lives in...
It took three years to finish the Theo Kalomirakis–designed home theater shown on these pages—...
"Cima del mundo," a Spanish phrase meaning "top of the world," describes exactly how this estate’s...
Among his peers in the audio industry, Joe Atkins is an anomaly: He is not interested in how...
The Ritz London (+44. 20.7493.8181, www.theritzlondon.com ) can take care of all your holiday...
Mongolia’s Gobi Desert is the setting for perhaps this winter’s most obscure excursion. Nomadic...
Stay at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport (604.207.5200, www.fairmont .com ), and you will hope that...
Overhead, the chihuly glows deep red and orange, its tendrils seeming to squirm like a colony of...
The problem with vacation homes is that they are often best enjoyed during a specific season of the...
The Macallan distillery is offering an intriguing seven-day trip that will take you and a guest...
Expedition leader Susan Adie made the announcement over the shipboard intercom just after midnight...
As common as the exchange of gifts at this time of year has become, the origins of this sometimes-...
Robb Report exclusive: The Scotch Malt Whisky Society of America Cask #45.11 The Society (as...
Fonseca Reserva Especial, Matasa The handsome oily wrapper on the latest Fonseca cigar, a 7 x 52...
If the future unfolds as Fred Paroutaud anticipates, we will no longer experience chamber music in...
Few chefs remain on top of the Paris restaurant scene for long, but Alain Ducasse and Joël Robuchon...
The jagged spine of Camelback Mountain rises high above the desert floor, an unfailing navigational...
Joe MacDonald, a retired U.S. Army Ranger, asks me, as he secures the belay rope to my harness, if...
Health, fitness, and sophistication are concepts not commonly associated with Las Vegas. But at the...
From the street, Estrella looks like one of those nondescript apartment buildings that dotted the...
“They say the eskimos have 50 different words for snow,” Francois Nodet, cellar master at Château...
While glassmakers produce a variety of vessels designed for specific spirits or wines, bourbon is...
When Julio Eiroa and his son christian reach for a smoke, rest assured that they will select a...
From the winery at Peter Michael, a road wends its way along a stream toward the mounting hillsides...
David Jameson is enjoying it while it lasts. As the founder and owner of Chicago’s ArchiTech...
Equip your office or home with a computer created by VoodooPC, and some might regard it as evidence...
Contrary to popular perception, the items on the following pages are not intended for the man (or...
Violin makers are still trying to determine what Antonio Stradivari knew that they do not. In more...
You can visit the Dominican Republic and return home with boxes full of your favorite cigars. If...
To connoisseurs of chocolate, quantity is almost as important as quality, and this gift from...
Since its 2001 debut, the annual Naples Winter Wine Festival has drawn an impressive crowd of...
No one sits still for very long in Park City, Utah. In the winter, of course, everyone in town is...
The designs for some of the latest winter sports equipment reflect an eclectic array of influences—...
Most golfers know more than just three friends who love the game. If you would like to include all...
Every serious golfer can recite the feats he longs to accomplish before he hangs up his spikes—not...
Watch aficionados with a taste for the exquisite and the very rare will have their appetites gorged...
When Ermenegildo Zegna acquired Agnona (310.770.5166, www.agnona.com ) in 1999, many assumed the...
In the true spirit of haute couture, the Parisian fashion house Chanel (800.550.0005, www.chanel...
Montblanc (800.995.4810, www.montblanc.com ) has introduced a new collection of platinum-plated and...
What would the holidays be without a little sparkle? Prepare to be dazzled by the new limited...
In the dreary days of the early 1930s, as the world sank into economic depression, the Parisian...
There comes a point in every watch devotee’s life when it is time to try something different. Once...
The newest store in Chicago furrier Hana K’s rapidly growing signature chain is not only the...
At first glance, John Allan’s resembles a typical private men’s club. A dozen leather chairs line...
Fraudulent claims notwithstanding, no one has yet succeeded in creating a genuine perpetual-motion...
Every woman knows the value of versatility in a wardrobe, and she knows the value of having...
Vacheron Constantin is renowned for its skeleton watches, which feature faces that reveal the...
Three of Savile Row’s finest custom tailors—Henry Poole & Co., H. Huntsman & Sons, and...
E-mail is convenient, but it cannot offer the satisfaction derived from sending or receiving a...
The beauty—or tragedy, depending on how you view it—of Audemars Piguet’s $2.25 million Springtime...
A Washington, D.C., Microsoft executive who attends an exhaustive number of black-tie functions...
Ever since the colonists dumped British tea into Boston Harbor, Americans have been going to great...
The Mercedes-Benz 500k was among the most desirable cars built during the 1930s. Its 5-liter...
For those who consider the 572 hp Lamborghini Murciélago too tame for the track, the good folks in...
The g forces at 80 mph are so strong that my chest tightens and I gasp for air. A hairpin left...
When introduced a few years ago, the CTS, the opening salvo in Cadillac’s image makeover, presaged...
Richard Keck, president and owner of Indian Motorcycle Evansville, had two things planned for his...
For all of its race-inspired attributes, the Porsche Carrera GT is equally at home on highways and...
Recognizing that every motorcycle enthusiast should see Europe from the saddle of a bike at least...
It is only fitting that we first encountered the Carrera GT at a location previously unmarked on...
Last August, while the builders of the Bentley Continental GT and Maybach 62 were extolling their...
Some people send fruitcakes every holiday season. Robb Report delivers a car, a fantastic limited-...
In 1984, divers from the Swedish Underwater Archaeology Society made a groundbreaking discovery...
Three years ago, travelers who did not want to purchase their own aircraft had only charter or...
The lure of the open sea is difficult to resist, especially when you have a spectacular siren such...
More than just a two-man submersible, the Deep Flight Aviator (see " Wet Jet Set "), a 22-foot...
It is difficult to be the coolest kid on the block at Spruce Creek, the first fly-in community in...
On June 17, 1926, Orville Wright wrote a letter to a journalist commenting on the remarkable feat...
The familiar hues of blue that John Jo Lewis had so often viewed from behind his mask grew darker...
The diesel engines have been cut for the moment, and the yacht drifts as if becalmed while waves...