Naked Power

Lamborchini's topless V-12 Murcielago Roadster.  Celebrate in style, the host's essential guide for the holidays.  Also, flawless timepieces and equisite jewelry.

Porcelain earned the nickname “white gold” from the European aristocracy who treasured it during...
The delicate curvature of Bang & Olufsen’s BeoCom 2 ( www.bang-olufsen.com ) facilitates easy...
In a sunlit studio in rural Oxfordshire, England, Joanna Migdal, dental drill in hand, kneels...
In the summer of 1996, while volunteering on the restoration of 12th- and 13th-century stone...
While omnipresent in homes throughout Europe, Electrolux, the Swedish brand responsible for the...
Those who lament the dearth of great music and varied philosophical viewpoints on the radio can...
London’s leading hotels generally fall into one of two categories: the hip establishments and the...
Ole Henriksen’s botanical fragrances waft through low-ceilinged hallways and nautically themed...
Revo250 (+33.492.28.70.41, www.revo250.com ), a new private club operating on the Côte d’Azur, is...
The Harborfront Inn at Greenport (631.477.0707, www.theharborfrontinn.com ), which bills itself as...
Once known for its intimate château hotel in the residential Grunewald district of Berlin, Ritz-...
Like a proud parent, Tom LaTour, the chairman and CEO of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, has...
Not until i have finished the meal’s second course, a combination of sugar-cured trout and wasabi...
Just a decade ago, the now-defunct, celebrity-owned Planet Hollywood was Aspen’s foremost culinary...
The salt-encrusted sea bass arrives at our table with head and tail intact, sizzling amid a...
Shakespeare declared in A Midsummer Night’s Dream that “The lunatic, the lover, and the poet are of...
As the executive chef at the Four Seasons in his hometown of Bangkok and the host of The Golden...
Guests sampled wine and hors d’oeuvres in the presence of a giant at the Beverly Hills Arnie Morton...
Sometime around 1905, American artist Mary Cassatt began experimenting with counterproofing, a...
Despite an inauspicious beginning that involved canceling its 2001 debut following the September 11...
Chef John Besh knows what diners expect from a private meal in the penthouse above Restaurant...
What a friend to man, the grape. For millennia it has gladdened the soul and fired romance, fueled...
Drinks. Whether in the more formal form of a cocktail, or simply poured straight up, one is born (...
It is odd that the father of classical tragedy should have penned what may be the truest truism...
Knowing that the food served can make or break a party, a wise host chooses his menu carefully or...
What better way to begin a golf gathering, season an afternoon social, or end an elegant dinner...
Hangovers, like hurricanes, have their season. Experts identify this chaotic interlude as extending...
It can be the most uplifting of occasions, the sort of thing that gladdens the heart, brightens the...
P.B. Dye’s english labradors are trained to remain in the golf cart while their owner tees off. But...
Skis once served the single, simple purpose of sliding on snow. Now the best skis are designed for...
The scent of scandal hung over New York City’s MacDougal Street, where the 14th annual Veuve...
More than a century after Tiffany & Co. designer Paulding Farnham earned the gold medal at the...
While the new PanoMatic Chrono ($37,250 in rose gold; $44,500 for the 200-piece platinum version)...
When danish optometrist Poul-Jørn Lindberg (800.386.9196, www.lindberg.com ) discovered in the...
Ian Leslie (212.679.5337, www.janleslie.com ) believes that most men are boys at heart. The New...
Primavera Boman (212.966.5386) is a renaissance woman who juggles careers in dance, art, and...
David Lee Holland ( www.davidleeholland.com , 212.925.1944) expresses his love of nature through a...
The last thing you want to learn after spending $30,000 for a timepiece is that corners were cut in...
Jeweler Henry Dunay is convinced that his ancestors were jewelers for an Egyptian pharaoh. While...
Tremors continue to be felt throughout the fashion world as the Brits seek to reclaim their...
Jewelry emanates from nature: Gemstones and metals form deep within the earth, while pearls grow in...
Michael Zobel, in striving to create harmony between metal and stones, continues to pioneer...
Scott Gauthiér enjoys relaying an ancient legend about how the Ming Dynasty traded two cities for a...
Zoltan David frequently offers a piece of advice to his clients: “If you want the best from an...
What does a woman want? Everything—quality, practicality, eye-catching design, even a little glitz—...
Ever since 1884, when the world accepted a system of 24 official time zones, travelers have battled...
The jewelry designers featured in this issue’s “ Artful Hands ” story—Michael Zobel, Scott Gauthier...
The skeleton watch is a prime example of how fine Swiss mechanical watchmaking is driven more by an...
In the fable The Emperor’s New Clothes , a pair of con artists posing as tailors dupe his royal...
The airliner touches down in Bologna, a group of Italian teenagers on board cheers and applauds and...
What can become of a competent base-model luxury sedan when an in-house performance division gets...
A side from several understated features—aluminum side mirrors and a slightly modified spoiler, for...
When sales representatives for the German boatbuilder KaiserWerft introduce prospective clients to...
Executives at flight options say that JetPass, the fractional ownership provider’s new 25-hour...
A glimpse of Noble House , a recently launched 174-foot motor yacht built by New Zealand’s...
From its summertime berth on the Italian coastline, Giant , a 247-foot IHC Holland behemoth with a...