Into the Mystic: Visit Van Morrison in Northern Ireland This Summer

25 May 2015

In time to commemorate the 70th birthday of the timeless musician Van Morrison, the luxury-travel outfitter Ker & Downey has orchestrated a trip to the singer’s birthplace of Belfast, Northern Ireland, where travelers will have the opportunity to attend an exclusive concert. Trips are scheduled for July 19 through 21 and August 23 through 25, […]

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Wilson Audio’s New Sabrina Speakers Are Small in Size but Big in Sound

25 May 2015

The Wilson Audio Sabrina loudspeakers bear the signature styling and poise of their Provo, Utah, manufacturer, but in a compact size that is well suited for design- and space-conscious buyers. While the new speakers—priced at $15,900 per pair—may seem similar to the previous iterations of Wilson’s Watt/Puppy design, the company points out that, from a […]

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Cutler and Gross Debuts a Troupe of Circus-Inspired Eyewear

24 May 2015

For its latest collection of high-end eyewear, the British brand Cutler and Gross found inspiration from an unlikely source: the circus. The muses for the London-based label—known for its bold, fashion-forward designs—were the traveling circus performers of the 1940s. The new Circus Collection (priced from $500 to $900) comprises a troupe of 12 men’s and […]

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Sneak Peek: Amandira Sailing Yacht, Indonesia

24 May 2015

Amanresorts’ new 170-foot phinisi accesses the world’s best diving sites. Why Go: When Amanresorts launched Amanikan in 2010, the expedition ship was a much more refined travel option for divers seeking access to two highly praised, remote areas of Indonesia. In May, the equally luxurious Amandira launched on the same routes but with five guest […]

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The 177-Foot Queequeg Expedition Yacht Was Designed for Adventurous Yachting

24 May 2015

Expedition yachts are often clunky-looking boats, built for crossing oceans rather than marina-hopping around the Mediterranean. Many are loosely based on offshore trawler designs—think the TV show Deadliest Catch—with long-distance, seaworthy hulls and simple, Spartan interiors. Others may resemble traditional stacked wedding-cake superyachts, but with ice-class hulls, oversize fuel tanks, and voluminous freezers that enable […]

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The McLaren 540C Coupe Is an Awesome $165,000 Entry-Level Sports Car

24 May 2015

McLaren hopes to appeal to a broader market with its brand-new 540C coupe, calling it the company’s most attainable car yet. The second model in the McLaren Sport Series (following the McLaren 570S) has been engineered for both road and track driving. The lightweight carbon-fiber tub and chassis make the 540C almost 330 pounds lighter […]

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British Polo Day Launches a Series of Matches Taking Place Around the World

23 May 2015

The fourth annual British Polo Day Global Series celebrates the sport of kings with matches taking place across 10 countries. Founded by the entrepreneurs Edward Olver and Tom Hudson, the series kicked off in Abu Dhabi in March; it will soon travel to Los Angeles, Beijing, and Singapore, among other cities, before concluding in December […]

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Dunhill Unveils Fanciful Swim Shorts for Summer

23 May 2015

The venerable British luxury goods house Dunhill—best known for its tailored clothing and accessories—has created a new range of floral-printed swimwear just in time for summer. Currently available in stores, the shorts were designed by the company’s creative director, John Ray, who researched distinctly British flora for inspiration. The five prints include vibrant blooms found […]

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Five Jewelers Put Pearls in the Spotlight with Playful New Designs

22 May 2015

Carolyn Meers Fresh pearl jewelry from Chanel, Mikimoto, Todd Reed, and others reimagine the traditional gem in designs that range from modern and sleek to inventive and playful. Each of these five new creations expertly fuses enduring elegance with lively imagination. 

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Celebrate July 4 with Smokey Robinson (and Fireworks) at the Hollywood Bowl

22 May 2015

Every year, one of the best places in Los Angeles (and perhaps on the whole West Coast) to celebrate Independence Day is at the Hollywood Bowl’s July 4 Fireworks Spectacular. This year’s headliner is the Motown icon Smokey Robinson who—along with his backup band for the show, the world-famous Los Angeles Philharmonic—promises an unforgettable musical […]

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