The next great destinations for golfing, gamling and more. The runway model spyker's C8 Laviolette. Plus the Porsche Cayenne turbo S takes to the dunes of Dubai.
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Seasoned photographers have savored the recent proliferation of digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras, but in the hands of casual sho
While preparing in 1999 to write a book about his family, Jean-Claude de Merry was doing research when his own life’s plot took an unexpected
The sixth floor of Midtown Manhattan’s Architects & Designers (A&D) Building was still under construction when visited in late Febru
This issue’s “The Top 100 Luxury Resorts: A Sneak Preview” feature heralds the publication later this month of the premiere issue of Rep
At a dinner celebrating his squadron’s recent victories, the American commander raised his glass and offered a toast: “Our country!
Now that four seasons completed a $50 million renovation of its Manele Bay resort (808.565.2000,
When Canadian developer Michael Ryan acquired the old Holiday Inn on Seven Mile Beach in 1997, along with an adjoining parcel that gave hi
The new Sands Macao may be the world’s most profitable casino, but the downtown operation is only an ante in the high-stakes Chinese gamin
I had just settled onto a red leather couch in the Royal Canadian Pacific’s Mount Stephen lounge car when I had a change of heart.
Antiquities expert Yousef al-Khattali recently made an archaeological discovery at Villa Silin, about 55 miles from downtown Tripoli.
Even when it takes place aboard restored vintage passenger cars, luxury train travel is not what it used to be—and for that, passengers ca
As cities grow increasingly vertical, cellar space is becoming scarce—a bothersome trend for urban-dwelling wine collectors.
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The mere mention of flavored cigars usually elicits sneers from serious smokers.
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While it may be true that teenage girls are prone to overdramatizing their lives, England’s Princess Elizabeth had good reason to fret during
At some point after his retirement from baseball, Joe DiMaggio made it a stipulation that he always be introduced at public appearances as t
“The blacker the better,” Eric Streiner says as he lifts a heavily tarnished Tiffany & Co.
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“Let’s say you’re on Wall Street and you have a helicopter,” says Eric Bergstol, pausing for a moment to let this notion sink in.
Jewelry designer Renee Lewis offers a simple explanation for why she appoints her elaborate designs with only antique diamonds, most of wh
Chhaya Kapadia, founder of Maya Jewels (212.473.2291, www.mayajewels.com), may class
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“On the gas! On the gas! On the gas!” my guide repeated as I shot up the side of a sand dune in a Porsche Cayenne Turbo S.
Jaguar’s 2007 XK8, the latest in a decades-long line of ever-lithe athletes, has been under indictment since it was presented in its conce
Suddenly, a feadship yacht is within easier reach.
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As long as sailors have suffered from seasickness, they have sought remedies for the maritime malady.