Your NYC Cinco De Mayo Playbook

24 April 2014

Back in 2006, before I called New York City home, I was here for a visit and on a quest for the perfect margarita. The much-lauded La Esquina had just opened its doors, and I was determined to find a way in. As I learned, gaining entrance to the Mexican speakeasy in Nolita first required [...]

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Wider Yachts Reveals Its Latest Concept Developments

23 April 2014

In the four years since its founding, Wider Yachts has made a name for itself by showcasing innovative concepts that push the envelope of technical boat and yacht design. Thus far, the only one of those concepts to actually hit water is the highly inventive Wider 42 weekend cruiser, which launched in 2011; but the [...]

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Dubey & Schaldenbrand Dazzles with the Coeur Blanc Watch

22 April 2014

For the last two decades, the Swiss watchmaker Dubey and Schaldenbrand has focused on the aesthetic rather than the technical aspects of watchmaking, purchasing vintage calibers from other companies and then creating ornate cases to house them, as well as dials, hands, and movement components. But with the new Dubey & Schaldenbrand Coeur Blanc, the [...]

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Benetti Unveils Its New Custom Superyacht Lady Candy

21 April 2014

Though the yacht was launched last May, the stunning interiors of the 186-foot Benetti Lady Candy were only recently unveiled to the public. Designed by the Hong Kong–based design studio Central Yacht, the vessel’s interior is bright and open, with large panels of windows spanning most of the three upper decks and flooding the nearly [...]

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Sneak Peek: Ham Yard Hotel, London

20 April 2014

Discover the Ham Yard Hotel within a newly built urban village tucked away in London’s Soho neighborhood. Why Go: This boutique hotel is the eighth wonder of the Firmdale Hotels group’s London world. It is the company’s most ambitious project to date with a mix of 91 rooms and suites, 24 apartments, and 13 stores [...]

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Sneak Peek: The Bruce Hotel, Stratford, Ontario

19 April 2014

The home of Canada’s premier Shakespeare and theater festival welcomes its most luxurious accommodations yet: the Bruce Hotel. Why Go:The Canadian sister city of Stratford-upon-Avon, Stratford, Ontario, is not unlike its English kin. The charming, tree-filled city is on another river Avon, and since 1953 it has hosted a theater festival. Although Stratford cannot claim [...]

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Bell Unveils Its Next-Generation Jet Ranger Helicopter

19 April 2014

The Bell 505 Jet Ranger X evolved from a long line of helicopters dating back to the 1960s, and the Hurst, Texas, company says all those years of innovation and listening to customer feedback are reflected in the design. This latest Jet Ranger has a bigger cabin, with a fully flat floor and double doors [...]

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Bird’s-Eye View

18 April 2014

Boasting clean, contemporary architecture and breathtaking views of the Los Angeles basin, a newly constructed 12,530-square-foot residence located in the coveted bird streets above Hollywood’s legendary Sunset Strip is available for purchase. Many of the property’s most impressive vistas are framed by electronic pocket doors that, once retracted, afford seamless transitions between interior and exterior [...]

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Introducing the 2015 BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe

18 April 2014

In March, the longtime BMW collaborator Alpina launched its latest creation, the 2015 BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe, which is based on the body of BMW’s 6 Series Gran Coupe. The B6 is the first four-door coupe in Alpina’s portfolio of performance vehicles. The potent 4.4-liter V-8 biturbo engine of the B6 produces 540 [...]

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The Future of Supersonic Flight

18 April 2014

No civilian travelers have flown aboard supersonic jets since the Concorde fleet was grounded in 2003, but a handful of entrepreneurs are hoping to change that, with a flurry of Mach-plus business-jet designs competing to get to market. The technical challenges of achieving supersonic speeds are difficult, and the cost of certifying civilian aircraft for [...]

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