Ares Performance Introduces a New Range of Custom Luxury Automobiles

28 July 2014

Modena, Italy—home to supercar makers including Ferrari, Maserati, and Pagani—recently welcomed its latest automotive brand. Last month, Ares Performance, a new tuning house founded by Dany Bahar (a former CEO of Lotus Cars) and a team of automotive industry experts, unveiled its first range of customized vehicles. For this new venture, Bahar recruited talent from [...]

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Erik Buell Racing’s EBR 1190SX “Superfighter” Motorcycle Hits the Road

28 July 2014

Earlier this summer, the motorcycle racer turned designer Erik Buell debuted the Erik Buell Racing EBR 1190SX, a naked version of his Wisconsin company’s flagship 1190RX race bike, which launched last year and is competing in the World Superbike Championship. Better suited for the road than the racetrack, the new installment in the 1190 series [...]

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Steve McQueen’s Ferrari Crosses the Block at RM Auctions’ Monterey Sale This August

25 July 2014

Sure to be one of the highlights of the many automotive events leading up to the famed Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, RM Auctions’ August 15–16 Monterey sale will bring to the block a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 that was originally owned by the late, great actor and motorsports enthusiast Steve McQueen. A replacement for his [...]

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The First Annual St. Regis Polo Cup Takes Place This September

25 July 2014

Northern California’s Sonoma Valley is hosting the first annual St. Regis Polo Cup, taking place at the Wild Oak Saddle Club on September 20. The polo icon Nacho Figueras will play in the Sonoma match and meet with fans. The $350 spectator entrance fee and proceeds from various charity auctions will benefit the Giant Steps [...]

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Franck Muller Introduces the New Vanguard Timepiece Collection

25 July 2014

With the new Vanguard collection, the Swiss watchmaker Franck Muller introduces a bold, sporty new design. The numerals decorating the dial of the watch are exceptionally large and rendered in appliqué relief, giving the watch a three-dimensional appearance. Its hour and minute hands are skeletonized, while its seconds hand features a red tip that gives [...]

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Cremieux Opens Its First U.S. Boutique

25 July 2014

The French clothing brand Cremieux, known for its preppy, brightly colored men’s attire, has opened its first boutique stateside, in New York’s SoHo neighborhood. The two-level space is the exclusive home to the brand’s first-ever American-made designs, which include velvet loafers ($495), hand-knit pocket squares ($95), and ties ($115). The new store also carries Cremieux’s [...]

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San Francisco’s Quince Restaurant Moves to the Hedge Gallery for the curATE Dinner Series

25 July 2014

While San Francisco’s Quince is temporarily closed for renovations this summer, the Michelin two-star restaurant will move to the city’s Hedge Gallery for a five-week pop-up dinner series. Uniting the visual and culinary arts, curATE will transform the Jackson Square gallery into a dining room cum art exhibition from July 30 through August 30. The [...]

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The VPI Classic Direct-Drive Turntable Offers Superior Vinyl Playback

24 July 2014

For over 30 years, New Jersey’s VPI Industries has been making some of the world’s finest belt-drive turntables. With its new Classic Direct-Drive Turntable, the company takes a different design approach. Introduced in the late 1960s, direct-drive turntables use a motor placed directly beneath the record platter and attached to it. (The motor of a [...]

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Better Bistro Experiences

24 July 2014

The City That Never Sleeps and the City of Lights are a good pair, mixing Paris’s je ne sais quoi with New York’s straight-shooting style. There are plenty of French bistros in New York City, but not all are worthy of mention. In classic New York style, we’ll get right to the point: Here are the [...]

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Cycling with a Six-Pack

24 July 2014

You need only tune in for a few minutes of the Tour de France to understand that the event is all about speed. As you watch the world’s best cyclists powering up the French Alps and tearing through the streets of Paris, you’ll notice that there’s nothing superfluous on their racing bikes. If an item [...]

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