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The DBS drives Aston Martin into a new era. Plus, the year's most creative forces, Icons & Innovators, including Jaeger-LeCoultre timepieces, exclusive resort getaways, Sunseeker yachts and Embraer jets.

The King is dead; long live the King’s earning power. Elvis Presley’s estate grossed $49 million...
Exclusive resorts, one of the companies featured in this month’s Icons & Innovators special...
"Is there anything more inspiring to man than the sky?" asks Louis de Meckenheim, who manages the...
Veuve Clicquot ( www.veuve-clicquot.com ) has filled 3,600 jeroboams with its Brut Champagne. Each...
The three-wheeled Piaggio MP3 400 ( www.piaggio.com ) might look odd, but you will appreciate its...
Beachfront restaurants in Los Angeles are better known for their views than for their cuisine,...
Gloria Books’ New York ( www.glorialuxury.com ), a 26-pound, 700-page, Italian-silk-bound volume...
While the house of Taittinger dates to 1734, it did not acquire that name until after the First...
The Joya de Nicaragua Serie C was created to entice smokers who felt overwhelmed by the powerful...
The new mocha coffee from Sanani ( www.sanani.com )—which the Plano, Texas, company offers through...

Antiques: A Study in Taste

Contrary to the name by which the sale is best known, books have been rarities at Bonhams’ annual...
On its path through central Scotland, the Highland Fault skirts the southern end of Loch Lomond in...
Shortly after the end of World War II, while leading the occupation forces in Japan, General...
Mike Van Staagen is a big man; he stands 6-foot-4, with broad shoulders and long legs. Not...
The birth of Aston Martin’s expressive and explosive DBS was an interesting, maybe even high-risk,...
One of the latest creations from German clock maker Matthias Naeschke is a $70,000, 10-pound table...
The personal minijet now is on the arrival screen. Just as deliveries of very light jets (VLJs) are...
TMB Art Metal ( www.tmbartmetal.com ) —a London company that produces sculpture and jewelry...
Massimo Perotti was a happy man during this past fall’s Monaco Yacht Show. The chairman and CEO of...
It has been more than 10 years since the first time I jumped out of an airplane, but I still recall...
On the deck of a gigayacht, two bikini-clad young women point at themselves, then at the driver of...

Art: Art on the Greens

For four months each year, an errant shot at the Isleworth Golf & Country Club in Windemere,...
Anthony Terlato’s tasseled leather loafers crunch gently on the gravel path overlooking Angels’...
The Macallan 55 swirls in a whisky tumbler, carefully, gently. Sunlight pours through the windows...
The words of God have dominated Donald Jackson’s life for the last seven years. The British...
Chuck Vodicka describes himself as "very fussy." When Vodicka, who lives in Miami and is a partner...
Jacques Cartier, the grandson of the Paris jewelry house’s founder, Louis-François Cartier,...
Kelly Wearstler describes the items in her new home accessories line—the interior designer’s first—...
Four companies that have taken the risks and are enjoying the rewards of redefining luxury. Among...
In 1995, Maurício Botelho embarked on a suicide mission. The engineer had been tapped to save...
The master compressor Extreme Lab is not only a ground-breaker; it is a scene-stealer. When Jaeger-...
Eddie Jordan knows a thing or two about fast, technically advanced, and elegantly designed vehicles...
The four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath residences at the Carnegie Abbey Club outside Newport, R.I...
The sounds of rapping hammers and buzzing saws echo through Solomeo, Italy, as they have for much...
The origin of the phrase "have your ass in a sling" is a matter of debate. In his Encyclopedia of...
The Item The Green Brenham was part of a 35-pound meteorite that landed on earth at least 5,000...