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If it is true that creative endeavors are the offspring of experience, as well as of the mind and...
Some eight decades ago, when Long Island’s Gold Coast glittered like one of Daisy Buchanan’s...
In a territory that is starved for room, the 7,000-square-foot presidential suite on the 16th and...
Those interested in something perhaps not as cool but certainly much colder might consider a trip...
Peter Mckay, co-owner of the three distinctive London boutique hotels (the Gore, Hazlitt’s, and the...
Standing largely as he left it more than 30 years ago, J. Paul Getty’s former home in Italy...
It is likely that no one has ever whispered, in the manner of Bergman to Bogie, “We will always...
Calvinist missionaries from Europe nearly wiped out surfing in the 19th century, when they forced...
The sheiks in Abu Dhabi witnessed the transformation of Dubai, its fellow United Arab emirate, from...
The neighborly relationship between Claridge’s and Buckingham Palace dates to at least 1860, when...
Weird does not typically top the list of attributes one seeks in an urban hotel–unless, of course,...
From the rooftop bar­ of the Caravelle Hotel, Vietnam War correspondents routinely watched U.S. Air...
In the 1930s, white-gowned Southern belles made their debuts into society by descending into the...
When the Frank Gehry—designed Guggenheim Museum opened in Bilbao in 1997, this industrial hub in...
The members of black sabbath are better known for trashing hotel rooms than for decorating them,...
Irish history is inextricably intertwined with the British, and the Merrion hotel’s pedigree is no...
Every afternoon, live chamber music and the scents of jasmine and Darjeeling drift through the...
When fred feinsilber began acquiring illustrated books—in his case, limited-edition publications...
C.F. Martin & Co.’s 1 millionth guitar suitably marks the milestone. Beginning in 2002, inlay...
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...
Torte and tart, cake and crepe, frozen and hot—cocoa will take an appetizing range of forms,...
The second an­nual Crush Camp, a two-day course for aspiring winemakers hosted by Diageo Chateau...
Few chicago publishing executives can claim to be pioneers—certainly not mavericks who moved west...
Zino Platinum fans no longer need to pack a travel humidor for every trip. The Chubby—beloved for...
Spas continue to meld East and West in pleasing ways. The Beau-Rivage Palace ( www.brp.ch ) in...
Bending and welding metal into a chair that is as compelling to look at as it is comfortable to sit...
Dr. Andrew Weil sits casually on a stool and discusses his theories about healthy aging with 70...
From the terrace of his newly completed winery, which overlooks a vineyard appropriately named...
As any restaurateurs would, Allison Vines-Rushing and Slade Rushing expected challenges when they...
The spectacular growth of the magic memorabilia market is no illusion; collector Mike Caveney can...
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...
Calculating that by this point in human history, men in the thousands will have grown weary of...
Stanislas de Quercize, the recently appointed CEO of Van Cleef & Arpels, must not be averse to...
Yossi Harari says he is a student of ancient Ottoman, Etruscan, and Hellenistic art, and those...
An American Dream, Norman Mailer describes Las Vegas of 1965 as “a jeweled city on the horizon,...
Custom clothing may enable the wearer to express his unique sense of style, but of the more than...
BMW was first, in 1996, with its made-in-America Z3 roadster, which, powered by a 4-cylinder engine...
In the early 1950s, automobile designer Howard “Dutch” Darrin began imagining a new sports car in...
The accomplishments of Bavar­ian Motor Works–known better as BMW–become that much more impressive...
In 2003, the Italian boatbuilder Mochi Craft, part of the Ferretti Group ( www.ferrettigroupusa.com...
To explore the Queen Charlotte Islands two years ago, Massachusetts businessman Bernie Blum had his...
It is the day before the 2006 Newport-to-Bermuda race, and any minute now we are going to cast off...
No sound of wheels or hoof-beat breaks The silence of the summer day, As by the loveliest of all...
Change is in the air–literally. New business models are proliferating in private aviation, and a...
In an industry where growth and expanded services predominate, the PlaneSense fractional program...
Speak with a regular flier about his priorities when selecting a fractional or charter provider,...