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21 Ultimate Gifts

For the Holidays:
Personalized Airbus Jumbo Jet
A Voyage Around the Moon
Your Own Private Golf Resort

This is a good time to be or to become a collector of vintage toy trains, because, judging from the...
Photographer Monica Rich Kosann (203.972.9193, mrkphoto.com ), who has been capturing images of...
Brock Barrett’s lighting designs, which resemble origami figures, reveal the influence of eight...
Long before settling into his Norman Revival–style house in Connecticut, the executive of a...
One of the few buildings that remained standing in downtown San Francisco after the great...
Private Island Resorts frequently count yachts among their amenities; Rania (+960. 333.6522, www...
After the tsunami hit the Sri Lankan coastal town of Galle last December, the Amangalla hotel,...
Photograph by Mitsuaki Iwago/Minden Pictures.
Leonard Chevrier lowers his taut, welterweight-like frame to the ice and, with hands weathered by...
Photography by Carlo Borlenghi
Mikael krafft is not happy unless he is building a boat. The Swedish founder and president of Star...
The celestial display on Vacheron Constantin’s Tour D’Ile wristwatch is a particularly personal...
El Metejón, the name of the 300-acre Argentina polo estancia, or ranch, that Maria Chavanne’s...
The business attire for Napa Valley wine finder Mark Steven Pope includes jeans—Wranglers, in fact—...
Exclusivity in the world of sports and luxury automobiles is relative. Porsches and Mercedes seem...
English motorcycle manufacturer George Brough (pronounced bruff) would not permit a Brough Superior...
Theo Kalomirakis, the eminent home theater designer, faced several challenges after accepting the...
Photo by Cordero Studios; Styling: Robin Macdonald;
Every year, English designer David Linley’s 20-year-old namesake company produces what he calls “...
A sparkling diamond ring represents the end of a process that began billions of years ago deep...
On Gary and Kay Wilson’s Highlander Farm in Tumbarumba, Australia, a flock of sheep live in a...
For good reason, the Airbus A380 has been described as the most ambitious aircraft in the history...
Although to this day not everyone agrees with his conclusions, Englishman Charles Darwin helped...
Photography by Winston Goodfellow
The 1950s were exciting times. Reported sightings of alien spacecraft at Roswell, N.M., in 1947...
Luca Bassani antivari may have allowed his then-young son to name his first yacht, and thus his...
 Photography by Ken E. May
“Golfers love to knock golf balls into the ocean,” says P.B. Dye with the conviction of someone who...
Photography by Sergei Karpukhin
Within the next five years, for the first time since NASA’s Apollo 17 mission of 1972, a manned...
Although the value of South Florida property has been soaring for the last decade or more, when...
Frank Pollaro adores Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann’s Art Deco furniture, but there are days when he curses...
Ian “Percy” McPherson understands the sense of satisfaction that comes from completing a hard day’s...
Titans of industry rarely rest their legacies on their business achievements alone. Often they seek...
Illustration by Kevin Spaulding.
Driving to Château Monbousquet, outside Saint-Émilion,from Pauillac, in the Médoc region of...
Extraterrestrial aliens have, in fact, not been abducting human beings. They have not been prodding...
As evidenced by the new E’Spa facilities at sister hotels Palace Luzern (+41.41.416.1616, www...
On a breezy, sunny July afternoon on her family ranch in Montana, Barbara Van Cleve moves across a...
Geoffrey fushi has handled almost as many Stradivarius violins as Antonio Stradivari himself did...
Hennessy may count itself extremely fortunate to have had as its master blenders seven generations...
CAMACHO COYOLAR PURO Every cigar maker would claim that it built its brand on the strength of its...
On the basis of their master’s famous theorem, the Pythagoreans declared the square and the...
At the entrance to an intimate, low-lit dining room rendered grand by its cloistered ceiling and...
SEQUOIA GROVE VINEYARDS RUTHERFORD RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2002 This new release from Sequoia...
For 2,000 years, the Hawaiian island of Kauai has been a place of healing. As the home of Hawaii’s...
Delta Cycle (800.474.6615, www.ixibike.com ) of Foxboro, Mass., puts a fresh spin on the trusty two...
Loaded down with layers of alpine apparel, avalanche transceivers, and backpacks outfitted to carry...
The previous night’s rain has transformed the Half Moon golf course’s claylike soil into an...
Swiss watchmaker and jeweler Chopard (800.246.7273, www.chopard.com ) has joined with New York...
Sitting in his small, orderly workshop on Britain’s Isle of Man, independent watchmaker Roger Smith...
Like his clothing, Stefano Ricci’s new U.S. flagship store (212.371.3901, www.stefanoricci.com ) is...
Perfect Copy (877.535.8880, www.perfect-copy.com ), a custom service of the Individually Suited...
According to Ralph Anderl of Onono (215.238.8804), buffalo horn can be a brittle substance on which...
Most of the men in Olga Berluti’s family—her grandfather, father, and uncles—were shoemakers, and...
After the turn of the 20th century, when it was considered impolite for a lady to glance at her...
Watch enthusiasts may not recognize Alain Kirchhof’s name, yet this master jewel setter has...
Photography by Drexel Hill Photography.
In 1940, a young tailor named Giacomo Trabalza was serving in the Italian army and stationed near...
Bentley’s Mulliner workshop, located within the carmaker’s headquarters in the town of Crewe in the...
Even amid the parade of motorized exotica at this summer’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the...
It is easy to overlook the subtle design elements that distinguish the Corvette Z06 from other new...
“Rhinos have really bad eyesight,” Seth Vorster whispers in my ear as a hundred yards away—huddled...
No business school professor would tout the Morgan Motor Co. as a model for modern entrepreneurs to...
First, there was Spruce Creek, which applied the golf community model to private aviation and...
The owner of San Juan Composites’ first San Juan48 Flybridge is not the type of person for which...
The Small “Antique Boats” sign on the open metal door is thus far the only indication that this...
You would assume that the aft fiberglass golden dorsal fin on the Chris-Craft Cobra served some...
Christopher Smith and his brother Hank knew how to construct wooden boats that could turn heads and...
On a moonlit winter’s eve in Villingen, one of those quaint villages that abound in Germany’s Black...
If you have ever wondered what it would feel like to see the horizon rushing toward you at 250 mph...