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It’s official: Green is slowly taking over as the new “it” color of watchmaking. Sure, we’ll keep seeing blues, grays, and of course black and white, but more brands than ever have taken a page from...
Groucho Marx once said, “I don’t care to belong to any club that will have me as a member.” Something tells us that the comedian might have changed his mind if he could have seen today’s elite...
A diminutive two-door dynamo has become even more distinctive with the introduction of the Mini Remastered by David Brown Automotive on April 6. Brown and his team have kept the car’s classic 1960s...
“It’s nice to be free,” says legendary barman Dale DeGroff , founder of the Museum of the American Cocktail. He’s talking about whiskey. Or rather, the folks who make whiskey here in America. Of the...
This year marks the third season for Bentley ’s campaign in the Pirelli World Challenge , a fiercely competitive GT3 sports car racing series in North America. At first blush, Bentley’s opulent road...
Envisioned by the late Zaha Hadid—a Pritzker Prize-winning architect who created everything from Cincinnati’s Contemporary Arts Center to Azerbaijan’s Heydar Aliyev Center — 520 West 28th Street is a...
Barcelona’s Plaça del Duc de Medinaceli has a rich pedigree of important residents, from the ordained brothers who built a Franciscan convent there during the 13th century to the Catalonian...
After years of development, Nobu Ryokan Malibu is finally ready to bring its Omotenashi -style Japanese hospitality to the California coastline. The April 28 opening of the 16-room property marks the...
When spirits industry pioneer Ron Cooper started exporting Del Maguey mezcal to the United States in 1995, virtually all anyone outside of Oaxaca knew about the mysterious elixir was that it had a...
Known for its extravagant hotels in India and beyond, the Oberoi Group unveiled its first destination spa in March with the debut of Oberoi Sukhvilās Resort & Spa ( oberoihotels.com ). The...
This season, designers including Gucci, Ben Sherman, and Drake’s are proving what’s old is new again. Many brands looked to the past to inform the thoroughly modern pieces in their latest collections...
Marooned in the middle of the North Atlantic, far from the hubbub of the Caribbean, Bermuda seems impervious to trends. The British overseas territory’s sherbet-colored beach cottages, 17th-century...
Actress Cheryl Ladd—who rose to prominence for her role as Kris Munroe in the hit television show Charlie’s Angels —has partnered with builder Garner Homes to unveil the very first Cheryl Ladd...
This past week in Hong Kong, watch collectors from 33 countries raised their paddles (either in person, over the phone, or virtually) at Sotheby’s Important Watches auction , which pulled in just shy...
Laura Freedman’s flagship Broken English shop in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles offers works from dozens of talented artisans—from Anita Ko to Nak Armstrong and beyond. Eleven years on, Freedman...
Despite being the eighth-largest city in the United States, San Diego exudes an understated, laid-back charm generally found in much smaller communities. Located around 120 miles from Los Angeles,...
Masters at adding voltage to vintage vehicles, the San Diego–based team at Zelectric Motors recently worked their automotive magic to present a reimagined 1973 Porsche 911S Targa with an electric...
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Hochstadter’s was a popular purveyor of spirits that included Irish whiskey and an Indonesian rum, Batavia Arrack. Indeed, things were going quite...
Power and speed are the themes at this year’s New York International Auto Show , where many automakers are revealing high-performance versions of sedans, sports cars, and SUVs. A couple of concepts...
May is shaping up to be another exciting month in the world of watch auctions. Each of the major players—Bonhams, Christie’s, and Phillips—have announced an incredible roster of rare and noteworthy...
Brazilian-born Fernando Jorge creates fun, bold designs with organically inspired forms—each of his five collections meld captivating naturalistic elements with sensual shapes. Jorge recently added...
Over the next two weekends, thousands of music fans will head to California’s Coachella Valley to see some of their favorite musicians perform at the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival...
Everybody dreads tax day. A few of us even go to great extremes to avoid it. With that fateful April day fast approaching, some of us might be thinking of getting away, perhaps to a place where the...
Unveiled yesterday at the New York International Auto Show , the 2018 Lincoln Navigator SUV is the latest milestone in the revitalization of the marque’s product lineup. Many of the design elements...
My quest to examine the Hublot Big Bang Meca-10 ($19,900) over the course of my annual pilgrimage to Baselworld came together in particularly fluid fashion, all told. Elbow deep into the planning...
Located in New York City’s Flatiron District, the 65-story Madison Square Park Tower is a striking sculptural building with a glass curtain facade and ornamental metalwork. Designed by Kohn Pedersen...
Once considered an afterthought, the hotel spa has become a major attraction, bringing lavish facilities and customized treatments to the overnight experience. Lately, the most lavish spas seem to be...
Creative aging bears fruit in the gorgeous aromas of the Dalmore’s most special whisky yet. Last September, Richard Paterson—master distiller for the Dalmore—reached a milestone: his 50th year in the...
This year, designers like Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, and Saint Laurent took a more-is-more approach to their spring collections—playing with proportions, clashing colors, and bold prints. Although...
Spring heralds the arrival of Easter and this year brings with it a fresh crop of whimsical sweets that appear to have been plucked straight from the garden. Whether you fancy a bundle of chocolate...

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