Jaguar redefines the Marque
Plasma approximates the silver screen with LG Electronics’ (www.lgusa.com, 800.
When San Francisco–based architect and designer Jonathan Browning launched his lighting collection in the spring of 2003, he was looking to remedy what he and several of his peers deemed a glaring
Designing an audio amplifier can be as frustrating as designing a men’s navy blue blazer; like the blazer, the amp has been refined to the extent that now any attempt to add a creative twist usu
When viewed from the pebble drive that leads past stately linden trees to its entryway, the French country–style residence appears as though it has been nestled in this sheltered spot in Washingto
More than 70 years after its first trip from Adelaide to Alice Springs, Great Southern Railway’s Legendary Ghan train (+61.8.8213.4592, www.
The four-bedroom, five-fireplace Basque Retreat—a Telluride, Colo., estate with views across Aldasoro Ranch to the San Juan Mountains—is one of seven properties available to members of the Solst
It is unclear what has set off the Adélie penguin, but it is bent on venting its rage. Flippers flapping, it flops onto another penguin without warning, knocking it onto its stomach.
A cacophony of cymbals and ceremonial dung horns accompanies a masked monk, dressed in a kaleidoscope of silks, as he dips a thick, red, wooden phallus into a container of holy water.
Getting to—and traveling within—Bhutan is no simple matter.
Jeff Shea has been lost in the highlands of New Guinea, and in Hawaii he saw a man die after falling into molten lava.
It is always interesting to view the pictures that people hang in their homes, and this notion holds true for those who contemplate the walls of Santa Cristina, Piero Antinori’s sprawling 16th-cen
The French call it terroir, the Tuscans tipicita—that elusive quality that comprises a vineyard’s geology, climate, topography, and local winemaking practices.
Designed for the Paris 1900 International Exhibition during the height of the Art Nouveau movement, this pair of silver candelabra foreshadowed the arrival of Art Deco.
Camilo Hurtado de Amézaga, the Marqués de Riscal, stirred Spanish oenology in the mid-19th century by importing French vines and Bordeaux-style winemaking techniques to his native Elciego, in the
Like the island on which it is located, American Seasons restaurant (508.228.7111, www.americanseasons.com) in historic Nantucket, Mass., is uniquely
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As a setting in which to sip a decades-long vertical of Italy’s most sought-after Super Tuscan, Manhattan’s Babbo is, as the Italians themselves might say, sènza pari—without peer.
Even in an industry that prides itself on tradition, the Macallan has been noteworthy for its consistency.
La Grenouille, a Manhattan restaurant enjoying its fifth decade of operation in a city where culinary tastes seemingly change every five minutes, reflects the belief that its husband-and-wife fo
Vintage travel posters retain the power to launch a thousand ships—and trains, and planes—although the vessels that they feature are no longer available for booking.
You could say that PianoGrands, Chris and Anne Acker’s antique piano restoration business in Montrose, Pa., rose from the ashes.
Nothing tastes like a Cuban cigar, except a Cuban cigar, because the taste is attributed to the rich, red soil of the country’s Vuelta Abajo, the only place on the island where all three compone
Ten years ago, when John Cancro worked as a commercial leasing broker in his native New York City, he was a self-described “meaner, nastier person.” Moving out of the city to Taos, N.M., helped
Always the gentleman, Rudolf van der Lak personally greets everyone who enters his bar, often with a handshake, an English phrase—“Welcome to this beautiful land” or “Life is wonderful”—punctuated
Germany in the years leading up to and during World War II was hardly a nurturing environment for the creative pursuits of Expressionist architect Hans Scharoun, and because of the political cli
Glenn Deck, director of the Pelican Hill Golf Academy in Newport Coast, Calif., pauses on the 5th fairway of the club’s Tom Fazio–designed North Course.
Rick Smith does not have a particular style to imprint on his pupils.
With his wire-rimmed spectacles and professorial demeanor, Eric Alpenfels seems as though he should be conducting research projects in a collegiate chemistry lab.
You know that you have been posed a bit too long in your follow-through on the driving range at the Kapalua Golf Academy—watching a well-struck 5-iron sail into the blue Maui sky—because Jerry K
Judged on its name alone, Nemacolin Woodlands’ John Daly Learning Center might conjure up images of students wielding oversize drivers and crushing golf balls to all points in Pennsylvania.
The Dave Pelz Scoring Game School claims that it will change your golf game forever in just three days.
Regardless of its curriculum or the quality of its staff, the Pebble Beach Golf Academy would attract students by reason of its location alone.
Golfers at the Tiburón Club in Naples, Fla., and 16 other courses across North America and Australia can no longer blame bad shots on misguided yardage estimates.
Although it is well known to skiers at Jackson Hole, a certain steep, rocky trail is not included on the resort’s official map. Its name prevents its appearance.
Robin sieger, a 49-year-old Scot, belongs to the world’s most exclusive golf club; he and his friend Neil Laughton, an Englishman, are its two members.
A 250th anniversary is certainly an occasion worthy of a fuss, and Vacheron Constantin is marking the milestone with no shortage of festivities.
For those who believe that a minute repeater is too subtle a complication for a timepiece, Swiss watchmaker de Grisogono (866.334.7476, www.d
With tees, gloves, balls, and other accessories to pocket, golfers long have been burdened with the battle of the bulge.
Laureano Garmany fled Cuba in 1974 after Fidel Castro became what Garmany describes as a “99.9 percent partner” in his family’s fashion retail business.
Dressed in a t-shirt and jeans, accented with layers of her own handmade gold chains and colorful jewels, Irene Neuwirth (www.ireneneuwirth
While working as a designer at Pro Moves (the now-defunct sports apparel brand owned by Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ wide receiver Tim Brown), Calvin Stewart met a number of NFL players whose physiques
More than a few eyebrows rose five years ago when Corum introduced a lineup of boldly styled and relatively inexpensive timepieces led by the $2,500 Bubble watch.
Not long ago, Olivier Bonnefoy was an overworked 30-something merchant banker, with four phones and a simple vision for a masculine retreat from the stress of modern life.
Italian entrepreneur Claudio Del Vecchio was among the legions of Brooks Brothers loyalists who watched with disapproval and disappointment as the American menswear brand abandoned classic tailo
For the past 25 years, Yossi Dina, a Beverly Hills collateral lender (a polite term for pawnbroker), has relied on his intuition when sizing up clients and their assets.
The Jaguar XK120 was a stellar sports car—perhaps the most advanced of its era.
When the 2006 3 series—the fifth generation of a luxury sport sedan that for 30 years has topped BMW’s best-seller list—arrives this summer, it will be greeted with huge sighs of relief from BMW
Its considerable charm and utility notwithstanding, Vespa’s ET4, the 150 cc scooter with which the Italian company made its return to America in 2000 after a 20-year absence, does have its limit
These may well be the best of times for Bibiana Boerio, the well-credentialed, tough, and spirited Pennsylvania accountant who has inherited a crumbling chunk of British history and been told to f
Denise Cobb, cofounder of the Naples Winter Wine Festival, knew that the Rolls-Royce Phantom built specifically for her annual charity auction would attract an eager pool of bidders.
Standing before a podium in the Model Room of the New York Yacht Club, historian John Rousmaniere, having memorized the information as a child, performed a recitation in the rote cadence reserve
When the first FAA-conforming Eclipse 500 very light jet took to the skies this past New Year’s Eve, the event marked the beginning of a seven-plane flight test program that should culminate wit