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10 New luxuries for the coming year.  Spirited special section: mastering the fine art of the cocktail.  Plus, 25 innovative essentials for the connoisseur.

The hospital paging system calls a doctor to your bedside. The dentist’s office music system...
Although U.S. residents have enjoyed high-definition television for years, TVs that can actually...
Denmark’s dramatic Eben X-Streme speakers will surely turn heads when they debut in the United...
While it may be impossible to re-create Per Se’s menu items at home, the 29-piece hollowware...
When Kate Edelman Johnson was growing up, she did not need 3-D glasses to make movie stars spring...
Of all the private island resorts in the world, perhaps the highest name recognition belongs to...
To illustrate its emphasis on service, Miami’s National Hotel (800.327.8370, www.nationalhotel.com...
When Jacqueline Kennedy visited Cambodia in 1967, international efforts to save the temples of...
Steve Wynn’s neighbors on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip—the Stardust, the Sahara, the...
It will be a luxury enclave worthy of Sinbad the Sailor, a magical archipelago that will rise from...
With countless hotels and resorts claiming to reflect their surroundings and incorporate the...
Guests arriving at Design Hotels’ Setai resort in Miami’s South Beach may think they are entering...
Check in to the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok after it opens in February 2005, and you may never leave...
Eagles Nest, a resort of four private villas perched above the town of Russell on New Zealand’s Bay...
Platinum will come to paradise when Bulgari opens a new resort in Bali in mid-2005. The resort, the...
Opening in early 2005 to coincide with the completion of renovations to Madrid’s three major...
A soaking tub in one of the tree houses at the Shangri-La Maldives Resort & Spa on Villingilli...
East of the Silverado Trail, high above the Napa Valley floor, guests at the Poetry Inn will gaze...
A few miles off the coast of dubai, the launch from the mainland cuts its engines and bumps against...
Understated design is a practice employed by few real estate developers in Dubai. It seems as...
Visitors to Dubai frequently compare the emirate to Las Vegas because, although Dubai forbids...
“Those aren’t our pilots, are they?” murmurs a passenger waiting for his flight in the private...
The salt-encrusted sea bass arrives at our table with head and tail intact, sizzling amid a...
The terrace of Relais San Maurizio, where I am the guest of Michele Chiarlo and family, overlooks a...
Vargellas Vinha Velha’s 80-year-old vines produce grapes so intense with tannins and flavors of...
Lone Wolf Lobo Fuerte Since its founding in 1996 by actors James Belushi and Chuck Norris, the...
Manhattan diners who fondly recall Cello, Laurent Tourondel’s seafood house that won raves when it...
Serious collectors once had only two options when they wanted to shop for art and antiques: attend...
Jade Mountain Syrah Paras Vineyard Mount Veeder 2001 Jade Mountain winemaker Alison Doran rules her...
Working through the Grand Baby Beef at La Cabaña requires attitude and endurance. Truly committed...
Every mature industry likes to evoke a golden age when its practitioners were at their best...
Elmer Crowell knew his talent for making wooden waterfowl decoys was extraordinary. The East...
Alastair Crawford holds a large silver platter in his hands and tilts it to show the subtle detail...
Rosemary Hallgarten has taken many turns in her life, from making jewelry in her native England to...
A black hole. That, announced Joe Wender, is how Paul Roberts, sommelier at Napa’s the French...
On June 7, 1976, a Time magazine story announced to the world the shocking results of the now-...
As the martini-pounding Nick and Nora Charles in The Thin Man series of the 1930s, William Powell...
The Cary Grant cocktail at New York’s “21” Club is the epitome of charm: four parts suave vodka,...
Alone in her Manhattan lair, Greta Garbo would enjoy her solitude with a shot or two of bone-dry...
Ernest Hemingway, who seems to be immortalized everywhere he set foot, was well-acquainted with rum...
More so than nature or nurture, tequila may be responsible for Bing Crosby’s voice. Crosby and...
Pablo Picasso captured his enormous appetite for life on canvas. He was also a great lover of...
The indelible image of Humphrey Bogart is of him hunkered over a scotch, as he was in Casablanca...
“Never follow good whiskey with water, unless you’re out of good whiskey,” Will Rogers once quipped...
Born in Dublin, James Joyce naturally gravitated toward hometown whiskey brand Jameson and...
Thanks to the creation of the wine cocktail, oenophiles are not ostracized from the world of...
Thanks to the creation of the wine cocktail, oenophiles are not ostracized from the world of...
Crystal Clear Topping this crystal decanter ($645) from Steuben is a handblown teardrop-shaped...
A stylishly designed and appointed home bar is an island unto itself, a comfortable yet luxurious...
I have been served by the ideal bartender, and she is Denise Nam. She is young, lovely, and holds...
Concern for the fate of the martini in the hands of the unsophisticated masses is understandable,...
The human predilection for prophecy appears to be irresistible. As the ancient Greeks crouched in...
The next offering from celebrated spa designer Angel Stewart—of Las Ventanas al Paraíso and Golden...
A breeze is blowing off the water and against Bob Cupp’s back as he stands on the pile of dirt that...
Three of golf’s biggest names—Palmer, Nicklaus, and Player—are collaborating on a project near one...
Many tee boxes offer spectacular vistas, but the first hole at Temenos Golf Club, the Greg Norman...
The movement of the new Lange Double Split from A. Lange & Söhne (310.317.9852, www.lange-uhren...
Jeweler Coomi Bhasin’s training as a textile designer is evident in the soft, flowing appearance of...
Stephen Kempson (212. 688.2868), the British stylemaker whose personal wardrobing services have...
A. Testoni (212.223.0909, www.testoniusa.com ) has taken its search for unusual raw materials to...
Offices, luxury sedans, yachts, and private jets may be filled with cutting-edge implements, but...
Every year, high-end jewelers and designers anxiously await their chance to lay their hands on Nick...
One of this year’s most anticipated new watches is not, strictly speaking, new. The sturdy Royal...
As serious golfers seek any advice or techniques that will help reduce their handicaps, spas are...
Christina Oxenberg knows how to hold an audience. The 41-year-old designer regales her listeners...
Montblanc’s flagship pen—the big, black Meisterstück 149 capped with the brand’s trademark white...
When Michael Sieger took the creative helm of Sieger Design in 2003, he inherited a business that...
Extraordinary results were anticipated when Bulgari and the Leviev Group joined forces, and the...
If baffled by the watch term “equation of time,” you are not alone. This watch complication is so...
If good things come to those who wait, collectors of complicated Roger Dubuis timepieces should...
The Vacheron Constantin Patrimony series of watches will pay homage to history while exploring new...
The adage that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure holds true even in the upper echelons of...
It was time. With a drop or two of Stewart blood coursing angrily through my veins, and having made...
For the $52,000 purchase price of the longer and larger 2005 Audi A6 ( www.audi.com ), you can...
the triumph rocket iii may be the most powerful production motorcycle available, and perhaps no...
For the last five years, American auto enthusiasts have been able only to watch with envy as their...
When Mercedes-Benz executives huddled together four years ago to develop plans for a brand-new...
The wind in your hair will become a gale when you drive the Lamborghini Murciélago Roadster. When...
During one surreal weekend on the Monterey Peninsula, it is not unusual to see a Blower Bentley...
It seems befouling to describe the Aston Martin AMV8 Vantage as a down-market car, but the $100,000...
If it is built as expected, the BMW M6 will be one of the fastest coupes on the market, powered by...
AMG, the in-house tuner for Mercedes-Benz, got its hands on the SL500 and created the twin-...
If there is one significant drawback to the 2004 Bentley Continental GT, it is the coupe’s...
The first 100 signature series Norton 952 Commando models are expected to rumble off Norton...
The only way the Ducatisti could enjoy a more track-ready motorcycle would be if the Italian...
If the 2005 Porsche 911 has indeed been in development since the fall of 1998, then it could appear...
G5 executive had a problem. The Swiss charter firm, which flies clients aboard long-range business...
When Maltese Falcon is completed next year, the 289-foot Perini Navi vessel will become the largest...
It is a shame that only one passenger at a time can enjoy the thrill of the two-seat LoPresti Fury...
The first Bombardier Global 5000 business jet will be delivered later this year, presenting owners...
Ian Valentine completed the deal of a lifetime four years ago, when he sold his company, a firm...
Of all the personal aircraft available to private pilots, the $329,000 Cirrus SR22 might be the...
The interstate highway traditionally has been the playground for bikes bearing the BMW propeller...
Cartier recently invited Italian designer Ettore Sottsass to comb through the 1,200 watches, clocks...
Impossible. That’s the word that once would have come to mind when confronted with such a challenge...