Artcurial to Auction More Than 300 Lots at the Upcoming Salon Rétromobile

28 January 2015

On February 6, Artcurial Motorcars will bring more than 300 exceptional automobiles and pieces of automobilia to the block at the 2015 Rétromobile Salon Official Auction in Paris. And considering that the 2014 Rétromobile auction set a record for collector-car sales in France, expectations are high for this year’s event. A major highlight of this […]

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The Best Seats in the House for the 2015 Red Bull Air Races

27 January 2015

The Red Bull Air Races are back for an eighth season, with new stops this year in Sochi, Russia, and Chiba, Japan—and with luxurious accommodations from which to view the action. For the races, world-class aerobatic pilots fly in fast, loud, challenging competitions, racing on a tight low-level course marked by inflated pylons. New rules […]

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Panoz Puts the Rubber to the Road with the Esperante Spyder GT

26 January 2015

Hot on the heels of the debut of the Esperante Spyder last year, the boutique U.S. automaker Panoz has revealed its wider, more powerful sibling, the Esperante Spyder GT. Weighing in at just 3,300 pounds, thanks largely to its lightweight aluminum body, tubular-steel subframes, and carbon-fiber superstructure, the GT delivers an excellent power-to-weight ratio. The […]

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Michael Mina’s Las Vegas Bardot Brasserie Restaurant Introduces New Beverage Program

26 January 2015

Chef Michael Mina’s newly opened Bardot Brasserie, located within the Aria Resort & Casino, launched its beverage program of signature spirits, exclusive beers, and rare wines on January 16. Striving to bring Parisian café culture—a sophisticated mélange of alcohol-fueled conversation and ruckus—and avant-garde sensibility to the Strip, the menu includes Parisian-inspired cocktails to pair with […]

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Test Vintage Jags through Jaguar’s Heritage Driving Program

26 January 2015

Beginning in March, the new season of the Jaguar Heritage Driving Program is offering the public a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to drive some of the most memorable and important models of the British carmaker’s 80-year history. The program follows Jaguar’s purchase last year of collector James Hull’s 543 cars—the world’s largest privately owned collection of British […]

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Waldorf Astoria Completes Renovations to La Quinta Resort and Arizona Biltmore

25 January 2015

After months of renovations spearheaded by the Los Angeles design firm Smith & Firestone Associates, the Waldorf Astoria properties of the Arizona Biltmore and Southern California’ La Quinta Resort & Club have debuted revamped accommodations. First opened in 1929 in Phoenix, the renovations at the Arizona Biltmore include improvements to its guest rooms, suites, spa, […]

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The World’s Largest Yacht, Azzam, Embarks on Its First Voyage

23 January 2015

Launched over a year ago, the world’s largest yacht, Azzam, has now embarked on its first voyage after having left the Lürssen shipyard in Bremen, Germany, last fall. At 590 feet, Azzam is 59 feet longer than the previous world record holder, the Blohm and Voss–built yacht Eclipse. Given its mammoth size, Azzam’s relatively shallow […]

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Six of the Best Tawny Ports Available Today

23 January 2015

Richard Carleton Hacker When it comes to fortified wines, vintage and tawny ports are the two most universally recognized styles. But there are vast differences between them. Vintage ports are dense purple-black in color, thick with flavors of plum and heavy tannins, and are made from grapes harvested in a single year. Tawny ports are […]

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MB&F Blasts Off with the Futuristic Space Pirate Watch

23 January 2015

The Swiss watchmaker MB&F is known to often incorporate science-fiction motifs into the design of its timepieces. But the sixth entry in the brand’s Horological Machine series, the MB&F Space Pirate, takes this aesthetic to new heights. An evolution from its more angular predecessors, the Space Pirate’s titanium-alloy case features organic, rounded surfaces inspired by […]

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David Yurman Opens New SoHo Store

21 January 2015

David Yurman’s new SoHo store reflects his New York heritage both in its design and through a series of limited-edition pieces. The 2,000-square-foot space is housed in a late-19th-century loft building known for its grand Richard Haas trompe l’oeil mural. Not far from Yurman’s Tribeca home and headquarters, the store presents a unique look at […]

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