Lifting the Lid on Bentley's Covert Convertible.
In the Orléans apartment of Micheline Taillardat sits a rectangular Louis XV lamp table adorned with a certificate from Christian Sorriano, an antiques specialist in France’s customs office.
The home theater has become so ubiquitous that it is difficult for designers to create anything unique.
Los Angeles designer Mel Lowrance is delighted when his touch cannot be detected in his work.
The psychology of island fever reveals a persistent behavioral pattern: our penchant for replicating what we seek to escape.
Below the butter-colored stucco terrace of the Hotel Metropole’s Joël Robuchon restaurant, Avenue des Spelugues curves sharply toward the Place du Casino and the port of Monte Carlo.
For the nature lover with an adventurous spirit, Frégate Island Private is an ecological Eden begging to be explored, a sanctuary for both man and beast to relish.
In the fall of 1975, bad weather forced Canadian Jean Gagnon, an experienced bush pilot, to land his plane on Anticosti, a Jamaica-sized island at the mouth of the St. Lawrence River.
German Alamilla, dive master and fishing guide at Cayo Espanto, recommends that you pack a pair of optically correct, polarized sunglasses for your trip to the island.
Returning from a day at Waterford Castle’s golf club—the only 18-hole, championship-caliber course at a private island resort—the golfer who runs afoul of the hilly parkland terrain and subtly co
Early Fijians, perhaps while fleeing from cannibals, are believed to have jumped to their deaths from Chieftain’s Leap, a precipice some 600 feet above the Koro Sea on Wakaya Island.
Necker Island, a Caribbean resort owned by Virgin conglomerate founder Richard Branson, is known for pampering privacy-seeking vacationers, but almost half of its 56 employees tend plants, not gue
New Zealand’s rugged beauty fits into 5,000 acres on Great Mercury Island.
Every few days, a handful of travelers gather on an isolated stretch of beach on Zanzibar, doff their shoes, and wade out to a launch bound for Africa’s premier private island resort, Mnemba Islan
Like a toy boat in a rain barrel, the East King slowly rises toward the rim of its containment as the waters of the Yangtze swirl around its hull.
The Ardbeg warehouse was dark and musty, the air thick with the yeasty odors of aging whisky.
For Paul Garmirian’s taste, the term vintage is used too liberally by many of his fellow cigar makers.
when he speaks of the talent possessed by sculptor Rembrandt Bugatti, Edward Horswell’s tone of voice reveals his awe.
The months of August, September, and October are considered the season of birth and renewal at Maroma Bay, on Mexico’s Riviera Maya, because this is the time of year when giant green sea turtles
“So Boudreaux and Thibodeaux were neighbors down in the parish,” begins Eric Kaspar in that lilting, singsongy way folks have of speaking down heah in Louisiana.
In his 40 years as an angler, Rick Schair has battled marlin, bluefin tuna, and numerous other trophy fish, but none of those finned adversaries was as ferocious as the peacock bass.
“Deep inside mother earth, some two billion years ago, in South Africa, was born a colorless, 10.71-carat rough diamond,” muses sixth-generation diamond cutter Gabi S.
On a family vacation in 1992, goldsmith Christine Hafermalz-Wheeler and her husband and business partner, David Wheeler, discovered the natural beauty of New Zealand and promptly returned home t
In the Netherlands, when graduating lawyers begin interviewing with prestigious firms, it is not uncommon for senior partners to deliberate on whether the candidate is an “Oger man.” Oger Lusink
With items that are a bit less structured and a lot less serious, a stylish spring wardrobe offers an alternative to the somber business attire often required by the workplace.
Over the course of her 16 years as a menswear buyer and personal shopper at Stanley Korshak in Dallas, Suzanne Warner has made some rather peculiar discoveries while cleaning out her clients’ clos
David Watson, Saks Fifth Avenue Club
Even those who do not use personal shoppers at home can find their services invaluable abroad.
Three years ago, when Michel Parmigiani first presented his radical design for the Bugatti Type 370 watch to the Volkswagen design team responsible for relaunching the Bugatti automotive brand, hi
If understated black and brown foot-wear seems too staid for spring, the season to be a bit more daring in one’s manner of dress, take heart: Makers of the finest shoes are offering ample opportun
Certain characteristics distinguish quality footwear from lesser pairs.
Fine footwear requires care.
Throughout the history of Mercedes-Benz, its designers, engineers, and executives rarely have introduced a car to the market before pondering every angle—the divergences of planes that form the
Few tears fell in anyone’s gin when Bentley discontinued its Azure convertible in 2003. No obituary appeared in the Times of London. No questions were raised in the Commons.
Ettore bugatti is long dead, but the brand name that he created will not rest in peace.
A retro appearance and modern amenities proved an elusive combination for Edward Walson during the five years that it took him to find his dream boat.