Power Trips.Piloting Your Business Jet.
Just as a cowboy has his horse and saddle, an Indian royal had his elephant and howdah.
When Henri-Leopold Charles, the Marquis de Sers, commissioned his four-story mansion in Paris’ golden triangle in 1880, he directed architect Jules Pellechet to create a functional living space
As difficult as it is to interrupt the progress of Manhattan pedestrians, a Poltrona Diz chair by Sergio Rodrigues succeeded in doing so this past fall, when it sat in the window of TriBeCa’s R
In a geographical sense, Auckland, New Zealand, is a long way from Milan, and at Mollies, an elegant inn near the restaurants, clubs, and shops of the city’s fashionable Ponsonby district, views
He was a successful businessman and a diplomat who spoke six languages, but Peter Paul Rubens is best known, of course, for his prodigious output of Baroque art.
Since its inception in the boudoir of Baron Philippe de Rothschild’s Château Mouton, where Robert Mondavi and his daughter, Marcia, were received in 1978, Opus One has conjured controversy laced w
In 1964, after its purchase by Glasgow spirits brokering firm Stanley P.
Alain Ducasse has returned to his roots with Ostapé (+188.8.131.52.91.91, www.alain-ducasse.com), an inn and restaurant located in the he
Carlos Toraño Casa Toraño
At the first live auction from Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. (312.482.9996, www.hdhwine.com), collectors may get more than what they bid for.
Tenuta Sette Ponti Oreno 2001
When the late Sir Gawaine Baillie began collecting postage stamps in the 1940s, he was not unique in this pursuit; at the time this was a popular pastime among children worldwide.
Italian food may be loved by millions around the world, but that has failed to impress the editors of the Michelin guide to European restaurants.
From the veranda of the Inn at Palmetto Bluff’s bar, the lights of Hilton Head Island seem more distant than 20 minutes by boat.
Jaeger-Lecoultre (800.552.8463, www.jaegerlecoultre.com), which once manufactured dashboard instruments, has modified its well-known
As the son of a British bishop, Daniel Hanson (+44.11.597.83677) grew up appreciating formal clothing, but the designer also developed a respect for dressing down when, in his mid-20s, he came a
Thierry Oulevay lights up when he speaks about Jean Dunand, the Swiss Art Deco designer, whom he describes as “a master of many different media.” Oulevay, a veteran watch industry executive, is
An automotive heiress from Detroit recently trekked to Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn, N.Y., for a consultation with Stephen Dweck, a jewelry designer who flaunts his Brooklyn roots as readily as hi
The World War II orphans from Pisa, Italy, who were relocated to Florence’s Basilica of Santa Croce did not spend their time there idly.
Pierre Jaquet Droz, one of the most noted watchmakers of the 18th century, might find it surprising that his return from oblivion has come not as advertised in the book of Revelation, but at the h
The Maserati Gransport (www.maserati.com), a stately, swift update of the company’s Cambiocorsa coupe, presents a pedigreed Italian package w
The generations of engineers and designers responsible for building the various iterations of the Chevrolet Corvette over the past five decades have been nothing if not consistent.
Few and precious are those entry-level performance cars that, wherever they are parked, are capable of drawing stares and stirring sighs from passersby.
The age-old yearning for flight has at its heart the desire to conquer the randomness of our individual fates.
When boat owners upgrade, they typically do so in incremental steps, acquiring only marginally larger boats that still feel familiar and comfortable.
To reach this year’s National Championship Air Races at Stead Field in Reno, Nev., Jon Sharp, accompanied by his wife, Patricia, flew the 450 miles from his office in Mojave, Calif., in his Neme
Greg Farbolin fills a variety of roles for the Honey Baked Ham Co. He is the founder of the company. He pilots the corporate jets.
The Beechjet 400A replaced the Beechjet 400, which was produced after Beech acquired the Diamond II, a light jet built by Mitsubishi, in December 1985.
For a $45 million aircraft, the Boeing Business Jet has more drawbacks than one might expect.
Cessna introduced the Citation V Ultra in 1993 and earned FAA certification for the plane in 1994.
Under optimal conditions (fully fueled, a small number of passengers, no headwinds), a midsize business jet can complete a flight from one U.S. coast to the other.
As of September 2004, there were 274 Learjet 60s in service. The Canadian company introduced the plane, which is the largest in the Learjet lineup, in 1990 to replace the Learjet 55C.
In February 1997, less than a year after golfer Arnold Palmer took delivery of the first plane off the production line, the Citation X won the National Aeronautic Association’s Robert J.
Although these aircraft are designed for intercontinental travel, fliers more often prefer them for their interior space rather than their long-distance capabilities.
The Gulfstream IV is perhaps the most sought-after plane for long-distance private flights.
While national charter operators have yet to add the Embraer Legacy to their fleets, industry professionals believe the price and performance capabilities of the Brazilian aircraft will make thi
In addition to purchasing a jet outright, you can fly privately through local charter companies, national charter operators, national charter brokers, 25-hour fractional programs, or fractional
Because most of the private flights flown in the United States are of short duration, light jets are the workhorses.
For Gary Epstein, the once-pleasurable pastime of boating aboard his 50-foot Hatteras and 39-foot Tiara sport cruiser had become an annoyance.
The early-fall sun rises over Portovenere, a small town south of La Spezia on Italy’s western coast, and reflections of red, pink, and yellow buildings reach across the water and up the dark blue
When SpaceShipOne glided back to Earth on October 4, 2004, after reaching the edge of space for the second time in five days, it validated almost a decade’s worth of work by inventor Burt Rutan