The Season's Essentials

Our complete host's guide to fine wines, spirits & cigars. Gifts for her and him: rare, exotic designer jewels & new ultra-exclusive, ultra-slim watches. Plus, the amazing Rossion Q1, a reshaped Noble M400 that accelerates like the Ferrari Enzo. Also, 10 Winter golf getaways: Spain, California, Vietnam, Mexico & more.

Forty-two years ago, on the 28th of November, a strange thing happened to Prince Bertil of Sweden...
She has served two terms as the president of Boating Writers International, but Kim Kavin’s writing...
1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C-SS by Figoni & Falaschi Parisian fashion houses produce couture the...
Typically associated with semiopaque crystal treasures and a solidly Occidental style, Lalique (...
The Hyperion by Pininfarina ( www.pininfarina?.com ), a one-off ragtop commissioned by Rolls-Royce...
The Stratos 714 ( www?.stratosaircraft.com ), a $2 million very light jet from Stratos Aircraft of...
After taking five years to perfect the revolutionary Type 370 transverse movement of its original...
Italian publishing house Gruppo FMR’s new release, Michelangelo: La Dotta Mano ( www.fmr?online.com...
Texas cattle ranchers and aficionados of Dutch abstract art now have a common point of reference:...
From neither the new Penthouse suite nor the new Sea Haven suite at Bacara Resort & Spa ( www...
With its redesigned, 90-degree V-twin engine, the new Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8V ( www?.motoguzzi-us...
Ward Setzer’s newest yachts, which range from 72 feet to 240 feet, reflect the designer’s vision—in...
Jewelry designer David Yurman set his sights on sunglasses with the David Yurman Eyewear collection...
Accessories made with gold and diamonds need not sacrifice function for form. The finer examples of...
Spanish watch collector Franc Vila creates timepieces that he hopes will inspire in others the same...
Etched into the doorsill plates in the latest version of Bentley’s Continental Flying Spur are the...
By the late summer of 1940, battle-weary Britain found itself outmanned and outgunned by Hitler’s...
With the exception of a handful of superyachts that use experimental eco-friendly propulsion...
Düsseldorfers are certain that their city is the wealthiest and most fashionable in Germany. And...
"Do you think they will like it?" asks Kenn Depew, general manager of the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club,...
When you know where to look, the intricate maze of reefs and atolls in the Maldives—a nation of 1,...
An oversize hot tub positioned at the periphery of a steep ravine discreetly suggests that there is...
Like many private resort communities in the South, the recorded history of Hampton Island Preserve...
When Prussian chemist Andreas Sigismund Marggraf discovered a way to extract sugar from beetroot,...
"It’s perfect," says the taxi driver as he turns to face me. "The best food in Germany." Although...
Tom James is much more than a top tailor. The name applies not to an individual, but to a bespoke...
On a cord around his neck, Turkish jeweler Gurhan Orhan sports a well-worn Sumerian jasper pendant...
Upon walking through the unassuming doors of the Collectors Book Store on Los Angeles’ Hollywood...
The crack of bullwhips splits the air as 12 cowboys steer hundreds of bellowing cows and calves to...
Traditionally, makers of high-end dinnerware have found it difficult to maintain the integrity and...
Winter forces golfers to be creative. But instead of making do with inclement weather, many of us...
THE ULTIMATE SOUTH AFRICAN GOLF SAFARI WITH THE ULTIMATE SOUTH AFRICAN GOLFER. Gary Player has...
PELICAN HILL LOOKS TO FULFILL ITS PROMISE WITH THE LAUNCH OF A NEW RESORT. Pelican Hill—with its...
RAYMOND FLOYD TAKES TURNBERRY ISLE'S COURSES IN A NEW DIRECTION. Of the dozens of golf destinations...
KALOS GOLF SETS SAIL FOR NEW ZEALAND. New Zealand is best seen from the sea, whether cruising the...
A BIG ISLAND LEGEND IS REBORN. When the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel opened on Hawaii’s Big Island in 1965...
A NEW VILLA IS JUST A STONE'S THROW FROM THE BOULDERS' COURSES The new $8,000-per-night Villa...
GETTING INTO THE SWING AT THE BARTON CREEK RESORT & SPA The Barton Creek Resort & Spa’s...
CRUISING ABOARD CALLISTO TO GOLF CLUBS IN MOROCCO AND SPAIN. Perrygolf is best known for its...
NICKLAUS' LATEST PUNTA MITA COURSE ADDS TO THE RIVIERA NAYARIT'S ATTRACTIONS. Mexico’s Riviera...
VIETNAM BLOSSOMS AS A GOLFING DESTINATION. During the vietnam war, members of the 70th Engineer...
Building cars, completely or partly, is big business in South Africa. Companies here manufacture...
The imagination and artistic vision of the world’s leading jewelry designers take root in nature’s...
Every art, whether major or minor, has its capital: Music has Vienna; fashion, Milan; haute cuisine...
For much of the past decade, serious collectors paid little mind to slim, elegant dress watches...
For a New York businessman, his wife, and their four young children, an 1892 marble-and-limestone...
If they are neither conspicuously present nor particularly admired the rest of the year, Wise Men...
Whether the occasion is a spontaneous evening at home or a painstakingly planned bash for several...
The fancies of high-fashion designers—as expressed in the creations that populate the runways of...
In Cuba, it is better to beg forgiveness than to ask permission. After all, in a country where the...
It is possible, of course, for Americans to visit Cuba legally. Those with relatives still in Cuba...
Among purists, the most popular Cuban rum is the Havana Club Gran Reserva, a 15-year-old spirit...
It is a violation of the Trading with the Enemy Act for Americans to purchase or consume Cuban...
When the owner of the 193-foot Austal Outback told Australian yacht designer Sam Sorgiovanni that...
In a private lounge overlooking the start/finish line of the Circuit de la Sarthe—the racetrack in...
"It’s pretty damn quiet up there," says Robert Mudd, a 62-year-old member of the Albuquerque...
In a brilliant morning at Seal Bay on Kangaroo Island, off the southern coast of Australia,...
The original smoking jackets of yesteryear were never intended for formal occasions. As their name...
At 78, Jess Jackson has more energy than many people half his age. He travels the world with his...