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If it is true that creative endeavors are the offspring of experience, as well as of the mind and spirit, then the conception of the Bolier
Some eight decades ago, when Long Island’s Gold Coast glittered like one of Daisy Buchanan’s diamond necklaces, the heir to a steamship co
In a territory that is starved for room, the 7,000-square-foot presidential suite on the 16th and 17th floors of the InterContinenta
Those interested in something perhaps not as cool but certainly much colder might consider a trip to Antarctica.
Peter Mckay, co-owner of the three distinctive London boutique hotels (the Gore, Hazlitt’s, and the Rookery) known collectively as Hazlitt’s
It is likely that no one has ever whispered, in the manner of Bergman to Bogie, “We will always have Frankfurt.” The city on the Main Rive
Calvinist missionaries from Europe nearly wiped out surfing in the 19th century, when they forced Hawaiian natives, who were the sport’s p
The sheiks in Abu Dhabi witnessed the transformation of Dubai, its fellow United Arab emirate, from a sleepy, sandy town into a tourist de
The neighborly relationship between Claridge’s and Buckingham Palace dates to at least 1860, when Queen Victoria and Prince Albert visited
Weird does not typically top the list of attributes one seeks in an urban hotel–unless, of course, one is heading to the capital of Texas.
From the rooftop bar of the Caravelle Hotel, Vietnam War correspondents routinely watched U.S.
In the 1930s, white-gowned Southern belles made their debuts into society by descending into the Jefferson Hotel’s rotunda while suspended
When the Frank Gehry—designed Guggenheim Museum opened in Bilbao in 1997, this industrial hub in northern Spain suddenly became an interna
The members of black sabbath are better known for trashing hotel rooms than for decorating them, but in the Sorrento Hotel’s
Irish history is inextricably intertwined with the British, and the Merrion hotel’s pedigree is no exception.
Every afternoon, live chamber music and the scents of jasmine and Darjeeling drift through the grand lobby of the Peninsula Hong K
When fred feinsilber began acquiring illustrated books—in his case, limited-edition publications that feature high-quality engravings, sketc
C.F. Martin & Co.’s 1 millionth guitar suitably marks the milestone.
The Vertu Constellation cell phone seems sure to find a following among international travelers.
These days, a good number of interior designers are taking cues from French Art Deco pieces of the 1920s and ’30s—including those of Émile-J
Torte and tart, cake and crepe, frozen and hot—cocoa will take an appetizing range of forms, including sculptural, when the Chocolate Bar re
The second annual Crush Camp, a two-day course for aspiring winemakers hosted by Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines (
Few chicago publishing executives can claim to be pioneers—certainly not mavericks who moved west to settle and conquer the land.
Zino Platinum fans no longer need to pack a travel humidor for every trip.
Spas continue to meld East and West in pleasing ways.
Bending and welding metal into a chair that is as compelling to look at as it is comfortable to sit on is a relatively straightforward pro
From the terrace of his newly completed winery, which overlooks a vineyard appropriately named Finca de la Vista, Santiago Achaval rests his
As any restaurateurs would, Allison Vines-Rushing and Slade Rushing expected challenges when they opened their new establishment near New Or
The spectacular growth of the magic memorabilia market is no illusion; collector Mike Caveney can attest to that.
In a field of broken stalks stands General Cigar president and chief operating officer Daniel Núnez.
Notwithstanding Newfoundland’s name—and the fact that Newfoundlanders have been playing golf here for more than six decades—few U.S.
Calculating that by this point in human history, men in the thousands will have grown weary of unisex salons, former sports-industry executi
Stanislas de Quercize, the recently appointed CEO of Van Cleef & Arpels, must not be averse to risk.
Yossi Harari says he is a student of ancient Ottoman, Etruscan, and Hellenistic art, and those influences are readily apparent in his jewelr
An American Dream, Norman Mailer describes Las Vegas of 1965 as “a jeweled city on the horizon, spires rising in the night, but the jewels
BMW was first, in 1996, with its made-in-America Z3 roadster, which, powered by a 4-cylinder engine dribbling out 138 hp, required nearly
In the early 1950s, automobile designer Howard “Dutch” Darrin began imagining a new sports car in his studio in Hollywood, Calif.
The accomplishments of Bavarian Motor Works–known better as BMW–become that much more impressive when you consider that some car companies
In 2003, the Italian boatbuilder Mochi Craft, part of the Ferretti Group (www.ferr
To explore the Queen Charlotte Islands two years ago, Massachusetts businessman Bernie Blum had his 43-foot Cheoy Lee shipped overland from
No sound of wheels or hoof-beat breaksThe silence of the summer day, As by the loveliest of all lakes
Change is in the air–literally.
In an industry where growth and expanded services predominate, the PlaneSense fractional program offers a case study in the benefits of doin
Speak with a regular flier about his priorities when selecting a fractional or charter provider, and chances are good that avoiding catastro