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 18th and 19th centuries, a time when l
The delicate curvature of Bang & Olufsen’s BeoCom 2 (www.bang-olufsen.com) fac
In a sunlit studio in rural Oxfordshire, England, Joanna Migdal, dental drill in hand, kneels beside a large bronze sundial base as she en
In the summer of 1996, while volunteering on the restoration of 12th- and 13th-century stone buildings in a French village, Ted Boerner ende
While omnipresent in homes throughout Europe, Electrolux, the Swedish brand responsible for the tank vacuum that was sold door-to-door to mi
Those who lament the dearth of great music and varied philosophical viewpoints on the radio can take heart.
London’s leading hotels generally fall into one of two categories: the hip establishments and the grand old palaces.
Ole Henriksen’s botanical fragrances waft through low-ceilinged hallways and nautically themed treatment rooms at the Shutters One spa (310.
Revo250 (+33.4184.108.40.206, www.revo250.com), a new private club operating on the Côte
The Harborfront Inn at Greenport (631.477.0707, www.theharborfrontinn.com),
Once known for its intimate château hotel in the residential Grunewald district of Berlin, Ritz-Carlton has reemerged in the ultimate urban
Like a proud parent, Tom LaTour, the chairman and CEO of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, has photos at the ready for when the conversati
Not until i have finished the meal’s second course, a combination of sugar-cured trout and wasabi ice cream that jolts the mind as well as
Just a decade ago, the now-defunct, celebrity-owned Planet Hollywood was Aspen’s foremost culinary establishment.
The salt-encrusted sea bass arrives at our table with head and tail intact, sizzling amid a spectrum of tomato confit, French green beans,
Shakespeare declared in A Midsummer Night’s Dream that “The lunatic, the lover, and the poet are of imagination all compact.” The same shoul
As the executive chef at the Four Seasons in his hometown of Bangkok and the host of The Golden Hand Chef, a weekly TV show that was broadca
Guests sampled wine and hors d’oeuvres in the presence of a giant at the Beverly Hills Arnie Morton’s (
Sometime around 1905, American artist Mary Cassatt began experimenting with counterproofing, a printing technique in which a wet piece of pa
Despite an inauspicious beginning that involved canceling its 2001 debut following the September 11 terrorist attacks, Art Basel Miami Beach
Chef John Besh knows what diners expect from a private meal in the penthouse above Restaurant August in New Orleans: “They want to be wowed,
What a friend to man, the grape. For millennia it has gladdened the soul and fired romance, fueled sociability and ennobled our rituals.
It is odd that the father of classical tragedy should have penned what may be the truest truism concerning the happy issue of the vine whe
Knowing that the food served can make or break a party, a wise host chooses his menu carefully or hires a choice caterer to address the cu
What better way to begin a golf gathering, season an afternoon social, or end an elegant dinner party than with a fine cigar?
Hangovers, like hurricanes, have their season.
It can be the most uplifting of occasions, the sort of thing that gladdens the heart, brightens the calendar, and provides moments that every
P.B. Dye’s english labradors are trained to remain in the golf cart while their owner tees off.
Skis once served the single, simple purpose of sliding on snow.
The scent of scandal hung over New York City’s MacDougal Street, where the 14th annual Veuve Clicquot Bastille Day Pétanque Tournament was un
More than a century after Tiffany & Co.
While the new PanoMatic Chrono ($37,250 in rose gold; $44,500 for the 200-piece platinum version) from Glashütte Original (866.458.7488,
When danish optometrist Poul-Jørn Lindberg (800.386.9196, www.lindberg.com) discovered
Ian Leslie (212.679.5337, www.janleslie.com) believes that most men are boys at hear
Primavera Boman (212.966.5386) is a renaissance woman who juggles careers in dance, art, and jewelry, which may explain why her cuff links a
David Lee Holland (www.davidleeholland.com, 212.925.1944) expresses his love o
The last thing you want to learn after spending $30,000 for a timepiece is that corners were cut in its creation.
Jeweler Henry Dunay is convinced that his ancestors were jewelers for an Egyptian pharaoh.
Tremors continue to be felt throughout the fashion world as the Brits seek to reclaim their positioning as sartorial leaders, and 8 Savile R
Jewelry emanates from nature: Gemstones and metals form deep within the earth, while pearls grow in the bellies of oysters at the bottom o
Scott Gauthiér enjoys relaying an ancient legend about how the Ming Dynasty traded two cities for a single cat’s-eye chrysoberyl, a captiv
What does a woman want? Everything—quality, practicality, eye-catching design, even a little glitz—and preferably all at once.
Ever since 1884, when the world accepted a system of 24 official time zones, travelers have battled the clock with increasing consternatio
The jewelry designers featured in this issue’s “Artful Hands” story—Micha
The skeleton watch is a prime example of how fine Swiss mechanical watchmaking is driven more by an appreciation for art and craftsmanship
In the fable The Emperor’s New Clothes, a pair of con artists posing as tailors dupe his royal majesty into believing that his ne
The airliner touches down in Bologna, a group of Italian teenagers on board cheers and applauds and then breaks into a beautiful operatic
What can become of a competent base-model luxury sedan when an in-house performance division gets its hands on it?
A side from several understated features—aluminum side mirrors and a slightly modified spoiler, for example—the Audi S4 resembles a standa
When sales representatives for the German boatbuilder KaiserWerft introduce prospective clients to the 102-foot Ocean of Love, a recent entr
Executives at flight options say that JetPass, the fractional ownership provider’s new 25-hour private flight program, has been in the works
A glimpse of Noble House, a recently launched 174-foot motor yacht built by New Zealand’s Sensation shipyard for an American owner,
From its summertime berth on the Italian coastline, Giant, a 247-foot IHC Holland behemoth with a bright red hull designed to cle