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Piloting Your Business Jet.
Robb Design Portfolio: Highrider
Just as a cowboy has his horse and saddle, an Indian royal had his elephant and howdah. This particular example—with original paint still clinging to...
FrontRunners: French Quarters
When Henri-Leopold Charles, the Marquis de Sers, commissioned his four-story mansion in Paris’ golden triangle in 1880, he directed architect Jules...
Furnishings: Curves Ahead
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...
Travel: Kiwi Harmony
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...
FrontRunners: Peter Paul Unplugged
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...
Wine: Opulent Opus
Since its inception in the boudoir of Baron Philippe de Rothschild’s Château Mouton, where Robert Mondavi and his daughter, Marcia, were received in...
Spirits: Polished Woods
In 1964, after its purchase by Glasgow spirits brokering firm Stanley P. Morrison, the Bowmore Distillery converted its boilers from fire to steam...
FrontRunners: Back to Basque
Alain Ducasse has returned to his roots with Ostapé (+184.108.40.206.91.91, www.alain-ducasse.com ), an inn and restaurant located in the heart of Basque...
FrontRunners: Select Smoke
Carlos Toraño Casa Toraño Carlos Toraño Cigars created Casa Toraño in 2000 as a private family blend, an unbanded cigar that was offered only to...
FrontRunners: Well-Stocked Seller
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. “We’re not...
FrontRunners: From the Robb Cellar
Tenuta Sette Ponti Oreno 2001 Sette Ponti is as much a fixture in the landscape of Tuscan history as it is in the lives of the Moretti family. The...
Collectibles: Stamps of Approval
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...
Dining: Reaching for the Stars
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...
Golf: Lying Low
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. Just down the May...
FrontRunners: Car Alarm
Jaeger-Lecoultre (800.552.8463, www.jaegerlecoultre.com ), which once manufactured dashboard instruments, has modified its well-known Master Memovox...
FrontRunners: Robe Warrior
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...
Watches: Rotator Cuff
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.”...
Jewelry: A Jewel Grows in Brooklyn
An automotive heiress from Detroit recently trekked to Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn, N.Y., for a consultation with Stephen Dweck, a jewelry designer...
Wardrobe: Making the Grade
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. The...
Time: Second Time Around
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...
FrontRunners: Higher Power
The Maserati Gransport ( www.maserati.com ), a stately, swift update of the company’s Cambiocorsa coupe, presents a pedigreed Italian package with...
Wheels: A Sure 'Vette
The generations of engineers and designers responsible for building the various iterations of the Chevrolet Corvette over the past five decades have...
Feature: Curb Appeal
Few and precious are those entry-level performance cars that, wherever they are parked, are capable of drawing stares and stirring sighs from...
From The Editors: Wings of Destiny
The age-old yearning for flight has at its heart the desire to conquer the randomness of our individual fates. Pilots aloft enjoy the momentary...
Boating: Soaking Up the Sunseeker
When boat owners upgrade, they typically do so in incremental steps, acquiring only marginally larger boats that still feel familiar and comfortable...
Aircraft: NXT Generation
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...
Feature: Air Command
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. And he serves as a...
A Traveler's Guide to Business Jets: Light Aircraft: Beechjet 400A
The Beechjet 400A replaced the Beechjet 400, which was produced after Beech acquired the Diamond II, a light jet built by Mitsubishi, in December...
Feature: Where the Air Is Rarefied
For a $45 million aircraft, the Boeing Business Jet has more drawbacks than one might expect. Other business jets fly faster and higher, and although...
A Traveler's Guide to Business Jets: Light Aircraft: Cessna Citation V Ultra
Cessna introduced the Citation V Ultra in 1993 and earned FAA certification for the plane in 1994. With stronger engines and improved avionics, the...
A Traveler's Guide to Business Jets: Midsize Aircraft: Raytheon Hawker 800XP
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...
A Traveler's Guide to Business Jets: Midsize Aircraft: Bombardier Learjet 60
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,...
A Traveler's Guide to Business Jets: Midsize Aircraft: Cessna Citation X
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...
A Traveler's Guide to Business Jets: Heavy Aircraft: Bombardier Challenger 604
Although these aircraft are designed for intercontinental travel, fliers more often prefer them for their interior space rather than their long-...
A Traveler's Guide to Business Jets: Heavy Aircraft: Gulfstream IV
The Gulfstream IV is perhaps the most sought-after plane for long-distance private flights. Gulfstream began designing the G-IV in 1983, building...
A Traveler's Guide to Business Jets: Heavy Aircraft: Embraer Legacy
While national charter operators have yet to add the Embraer Legacy to their fleets, industry professionals believe the price and performance...
A Traveler's Guide to Business Jets: Private Flight Choices
In addition to purchasing a jet outright, you can fly privately through local charter companies, national charter operators, national charter brokers...
A Traveler's Guide to Business Jets: Light Aircraft: Bombardier Learjet 31A
Because most of the private flights flown in the United States are of short duration, light jets are the workhorses. They can accommodate a CEO...
Feature: Sea Rations
For Gary Epstein, the once-pleasurable pastime of boating aboard his 50-foot Hatteras and 39-foot Tiara sport cruiser had become an annoyance. His...
Feature: Infatuation For Hire
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...
Back Page: Virgin Territory
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...
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