Flaunt February’s Birthstone with 13 Thrilling Amethyst Designs [SLIDESHOW]

10 February 2016

View slideshow Carolyn Meers Fascination with the hypnotic lavender hues of February’s birthstone, the amethyst, dates back to ancient Greece, when the gem was worn to ward off drunkenness and ill will, and to support clear thinking. (Its name, derived from the Greek word amethustos, means “not drunken.”) Throughout the centuries, amethysts have been mined […]

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Breaking the Sound Barrier in a F-16D Fighting Falcon Fighter Jet

10 February 2016

<< Back to the 2016 Bucket List Las Vegas businessman LARRY RUVO has been lauded for his philanthropic work, which includes founding Keep Memory Alive, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the research and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and other brain disorders. He’s also one of the few civilians who have experienced the gravitational force (and exhilaration) […]

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Hardy Loafers for the Jet-Set Lifestyle

10 February 2016

When financier Jonathan Horemans and lawyer Javier Goggins Campos couldn’t find loafers hardy enough for their jet-set lifestyle, they joined forces to create Galet (galet.com). “We needed a stylish, lightweight, durable, and versatile loafer that we could wear to the pool, to lunch, or a night out,” explains Horemans. The duo displayed the footwear collection […]

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SUPERYACHT CHARTER: Cruise the Mediterranean Aboard This Floating Fortress

10 February 2016

Tortoise, a 115-foot, eco-friendly superyacht built in 2015 by Arcadia Yachts, is essentially a fiberglass floating fortress—and it is currently available for charter in the Mediterranean. For about $112,000 per week, plus expenses, guests can escape the winter blues and find solace aboard with its contemporary interiors lavishly designed by the renowned Italian firm Poltrona […]

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New Swiss Watchmaker Revives a Legendary 19th-Century Timepiece

10 February 2016

Much has been said about the Swiss watch industry’s habit of raiding the history books in search of long-gone watchmakers whose names are ripe to exploit. But in all honesty, some names deserve to be exploited. That’s certainly true of Czapek & Cie, a 2-year-old company founded on the legacy of François Czapek, a Czech-born […]

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Driving the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS Full-Size SUV in the Austrian Alps [REVIEW]

10 February 2016

Rain is falling in the Austrian Alps, and for a moment the clouds clear, revealing a panoramic view of Innsbruck to the north and the Tuxer Alpen (or Tux Alps) to the southeast. Here we climb into the Mercedes-Benz GLS, the new large SUV that replaces the outgoing GL. It doesn’t look drastically different on […]

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Top 5 Cars Sold at the Artcurial Rétromobile Auction in Paris [SLIDESHOW]

09 February 2016

View slideshow Viju Mathew Connoisseurs who find joie de vivre from vintage vehicles convened at the 41st Salon Rétromobile by Artcurial Motorcars this past weekend in Paris. Spanning decades in design and engineering development, 172 exquisite examples were entered at auction. From a bespoke spider to a record-setting racer, here, in reverse order, are the […]

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Top 5 Luxury Getaways for 2016’s Long Weekends [SLIDESHOW]

09 February 2016

View slideshow Rebekah Bell Instead of staying local for the holidays, hit the highway in search of the most meaningful, unforgettable celebrations in America. From watching 4th of July fireworks in Philadelphia—the birthplace of American democracy—to visiting Arlington National Cemetery for Veteran’s Day, here are the top luxury getaways for 2016’s long weekends.

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Pink Floyd Drummer Nick Mason’s Lifelong Dream to Race at Le Mans

09 February 2016

<< Back to the 2016 Bucket List Pink Floyd drummer NICK MASON inherited his fascination with motorsports from his father, who raced a vintage Bentley in club events and produced a documentary series on auto racing. The younger Mason began racing in 1973, at age 29, in a prewar Aston Martin Ulster. In 1979, a […]

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Flexjet Places Order for 20 of Aerion’s $120 Million Supersonic Jets

09 February 2016

The supersonic-jet maker Aerion recently announced that the flight-service provider Flexjet has placed a firm order for 20 examples of the Aerion AS2 supersonic jet—for which the company began taking orders last year—making Flexjet the first fleet operator for the plane, the first publically available supersonic jet since commercial supersonic travel ended in 2003.   […]

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