McLaren SLR 722 supercar debuts in Dubai. Visionary new men's eyewear designs, plus ultimate adventures in Africa, India and Patagonia.
When hotelier David Garrett sold the Point late last year, it was not because he had lost interest in the 11-room resort on New York’s Upper Saranac Lake.
Not just any helicopter would do for architect Malcolm Appleton, designer of one of the cottages at Winvian, a new resort in Connecticut’s Litchfield Hills.
Scratching on the eight ball would be preferable to leaving a scratch on the Bolero, the first pool table from Barcelona furniture maker Tresserra Collection.
Iin 1885, Chicago Home Insurance Building opened on the corner of La Salle and Adams Streets as the world first skyscraper.
Scott Salvator knows that his designs will not appeal to everyone.
When Judy Kensley Mckie sees a duck on a pond, she does not think, “Oh, how cute,” or “Look at it swim,” or even “That would taste delicious in an orange sauce.” Instead, the Cambridge, Mass., art
An auspicious headline ran on the front page of the Times of India on my first morning in the country.
Osvaldo Anwandter—30ish, tanned, fit, and wearing fishing waders—voices a lament familiar to fishermen the world over.
India is difficult to negotiate, and travel between destinations can be arduous and time-consuming.
The opportunity to observe a number of marine mammals and aid in their study and conservation is a daily occurrence during a Nomads of the Seas journey.
It is dinnertime at Mweya safari lodge, a resort of thatch-roofed cottages in the middle of East Africa’s Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Banditry and Rebel insurgency continue to keep northern Uganda, along the border with Sudan, off limits to tourism.
The Rocky Patel Edge Missile Maduro is ideal for those instances when you crave a cigar but lack the time to smoke one.
Interior decorator and antiques dealer Keith Skeel considers the decorative objects that he owns his “friends.” But, sounding like a New Englander instead of the Londoner he is, Skeel says that
Eernest Shackleton failed in his attempt to become the first man to reach the South Pole, but he was responsible for the first book being printed on Antarctica.
The early pioneers of Napa Valley were often reluctant refugees or eager visionaries—descriptions that apply equally to Diane and Ron Miller, who, in a later (if perhaps not kinder) century, dec
For those with sufficient foresight, the wait for jamón Ibérico bellota is nearly over.
The picturesque harbor in Portofino seemed almost too small and ill-equipped to handle the two dozen 55-foot sailboats that converged on the Italian seaport last May for the final Ermenegildo Ze
Senior correspondent Paul Dean was shocked to see just how much Dubai had changed since he last visited the Middle Eastern emirate 15 years ago.
Sometimes," says chef Terrance Brennan, "change for change’s sake is good." Thus for the sake of change, at least, Brennan ordered a top-down renovation of Picholine (
Those shiny black Suburbans seen ranging British Columbia’s Fraser Valley are not transporting foreign dignitaries; they are carrying epicureans to the area’s best farmers, winemakers, bakers,
The Portuguese wine industry has been victim to its fair share of outrageous fortunes—from the declining popularity of Madeira at the turn of the 20th century to the military coup of 1913 that, f
San Franciscans no longer have to forsake fine sushi during their weekend trips to wine country.
Hunting has supplanted golf as a means of cultivating social and business contacts, claims Richard Purdey.
In the early 1900s, Morven Park Mansion, set in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Leesburg, Va., was home to the state’s reform governor Westmoreland Davis.
On a breezy desert day in early December 2006, Ben Crenshaw is tromping around the second green at We-Ko-Pa Golf Club’s new Saguaro Course with a furrowed brow.
Welcome to the Taj Mahal of golf courses,” says Dave Alvarez, a PGA pro at the Madison Club, as he leads me to the practice tee.
The timepieces that Felix Baumgartner and designer Martin Frei create for their company, Urwerk, are not as bizarre as they seem.
When Ermenegildo Zegna’s remodeled Manhattan store reopens this
To the extent that pens can resemble cars, the Tibaldi for Bentley (www.tibaldi.it) writing instruments, from the Italian bra
While he was a gem buyer for Tiffany & Co., Harry Platt presumably was not easily impressed by a stone’s beauty.
Lapo Elkann has described the eyewear from his new company, Italia Independent, as unique and innovative “personal belongings” instead of “status symbols.” The debut model from Elkann, the grandso
One writer damned the Quasi-Automatic Transmission in the otherwise smooth and affable Maserati Quattroporte for its mechanical hiccups and “up-shifts that are depressingly clumsy and slow.” Anoth
Dubai’s is the tale of two emirates, both borderline surreal.
The oversize, overendowed, and pretty much over-everything undertaking known as Maybach was supposed to supplant Rolls-Royce as the acme of automotive overindulgence. Mission not accomplished.
When Ducati unveiled its new 1098 S Tricolore at the Milan motorcycle show late last year, it answered the prayers of many of the bike maker’s fans.
A new series of private track events organized by Supercar Life (www.supercarlife.com) gives you a chance to test the li
As the plane readies for takeoff, a controller’s voice comes over the headphones: "We’ve got an experimental on the runway. . . Whoa! Did you build that yourself?"
A sailfish (Istiophorus platypterus) does not hide its emotions well: When it grows excited, its large dorsal fin (from which it derives its name) turns neon purple.
“If you think about an object’s function,” Ferdinand Alexander Porsche once observed, “the form sometimes creates itself.” Certainly this dictum applies to his brainchild, the Porsche 911.
Carbon fiber is proving to be a gift to speedboaters.
When Hatteras launched its first yacht, a 41-foot Convertible, in 1960, company founder Willis Slane dubbed the vessel Knit Wits—appropriate enough, it seemed, for a company led by a ma
An architect by training, Nicaraguan-born Juan Carlos Espinosa—JC to the yacht world—discovered his talent for yacht design while working on the first American-made jetboat, the 126-foot Ti