Ferrari's 490-hp Roadster Takes the Senses for a Spin
Kerry Joyce prefers to blur the lines between contemporary and classic forms.
French designer Philippe Starck describes his designs as an attempt to bring poetry and surprise to the otherwise mundane.
For those not fortunate enough to call La Jolla, Calif., home, the beachside community’s Hotel Parisi (858.454.1511, www.hotelparisi.com)
Rowers seem to be overlooked as a travel demographic, but Randonnee Tours (204.475.6939, www.randonneetours.com), an outfit that arrang
In the early 1920s, Ohio glass manufacturer Edward Libbey commissioned noted architects George Thomas and Wallace Neff to build, respectively, a private golf course and Spanish Colonial–style club
The image of the Sporting Gentleman has remained firmly embedded in the human psyche for eons.
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If nothing else, readers of Alain Ducasse’s encyclopedic Grand Livre de Cuisine (Les Editions d’Alain Ducasse; www.alain-du
Wine and generosity of spirit go well together, as Auction Napa Valley’s barrel tasting, held this past June at the Trinchero Family Estates winery, has demonstrated.
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The nauseatingly sweet scent of crushed sugarcane lingers in the air on a sweltering morning at Industrias Licoreras’ Escuintla processing plant.
There is something very fishy about Laurent Tourondel’s past and present.
The nebbiolo grape is the force behind Piedmont’s most revered reds, Barolo and Barbaresco, but Barbera, the region’s most widely grown grape, increasingly is the source of exceptional wines.
Like all of us as we mature, old vineyards have acquired a well-weathered depth of character.
"Tasta, tasta! Snufia, snufia!” Giorgio Romagnolo whispers insistently to his white hound in the Piedmontese dialect of northern Italy. (“Taste, taste!
George Bennett, an ambitious immigrant from Bandon, Ireland, arrived on Oregon’s southern coast in 1873.
Now here is a pleasant view: Rising steeply just across the road from my balcony at the Hotel Jagdhof in Neustift, in the Austrian Tirol, is an Alpine meadow, a broad expanse of deep green dotted
For watch fetishists whose tastes run toward the bizarre, Harry Winston’s annual Opus projects never fail to arouse.
Pens may not require the intricate technical mechanics of fine Swiss watches, but manufacture Girard-Perregaux (877.846.3447, ww
Watches have become so large these days that Cartier (800.227.8437, www.cartier .com) decided its most massive model, the 38 mm Pasha de Carti
A wardrobe staple of Ivy Leaguers in the 1950s, the colorful and coarse Harris Tweed wool sport coat eventually lost its cachet when its popularity with the upper crust led to a deluge of lower-pr
Soon after Polish immigrant Sam Kwiat arrived on Ellis Island at the turn of the 20th century, he began peddling loose diamonds and discovered his knack for identifying high-quality stones and sel
“Hublot,” Jean-Claude Biver declares with all of the vehemence that he can muster, “is like a sick man on his deathbed!” Then Biver, the new CEO of Hublot and an executive who has demonstrated an
Fashion imitates art at Dolcepunta’s New York showroom, where a gilded picture frame showcases a colorful silk necktie that has been turned inside out, butterflied, and pinned to reveal the numero
On a March evening in 1930, Woolf Barnato, heir to a South African diamond fortune and chairman of Bentley Motors, was attending a dinner party aboard a yacht moored near Cannes, France, when he p
Driving any Ferrari is a glorious experience, but make it a spider, drop the top, and motor to a speed that is almost too fast, and the exhilaration approaches ecstasy.
The public had yet to catch a glimpse of Speed, Style, and Beauty, the exhibit that ran from March through early July at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, before the controversy began.
City streets, interstates, and showrooms abound with two-seaters masquerading as racecars built for the street.
Everyone agreed that the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO was a lovely car with an intriguing history.
Sipping a cocktail while lounging in the Patio de Caballos at the elegant Hacienda La Boticaria Hotel near Seville, Spain, BMW board member Burkhard Goeschel gestures toward a new bronze BMW M6 pa
Early in Jack Smith’s writing career, the Philadelphia Inquirer dubbed him “Our man on the macho beat” for his coverage of the French Foreign Legion, pro football, and lion taming, and for survivi
Born in the wake of the 1961 Palace Revolt at Maranello, the Breadvan is perhaps the most instantly recognizable Ferrari—for both its quirky name and radical silhouette.
The action of the chassis, the sound in your ears, and the feedback through the steering wheel make a ride aboard the Virtual GT racing simulator (
Although Wes Selvidge has owned Sunken Treasure for a decade and has shown it at Lake Tahoe’s annual Wooden Boat Week for each of the last five years—winning the People’s Choice Award in 2003—he
Few vantage points offer a finer view of Scotland’s mist-shrouded mountains and lakes than does a seat aboard Loch Lomond Seaplanes’ (+44.1436.
Although Wes Selvidge has owned Sunken Treasure for a decade and has shown it at Lake Tahoe’s annual Wooden Boat Week for each of the last five years—winning the People’s Choice Award in
When developing the Eclipse 500, Eclipse Aviation CEO Vern Raburn envisioned his aircraft and other very light jets, with equally low purchase prices and operating costs, serving as the basis for