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Italian Shoes with an American Twist

William White developed a passion for high-end men’s footwear while working as a sales representative for the Italian shoemaker Sutor Mantellassi from 2004 to 2008. This year, he’s launched his own Italian-made men’s footwear with an American twi… Continue reading

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Scotland’s Crowning Salute

Ever since the realm of Queen Victoria, Chivas Regal has held a Royal Warrant. So it was only fitting that Chivas would honor the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on June 2, 1953, with a special commemorative whisky, Chivas Regal Royal Salute 21-year-o… Continue reading

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Eco-Friendly Rustic Furniture

Furniture craftsman Robin Wade believes in leaving well enough alone. He runs a “slow studio” in Florence, Ala., by which he means that each bench, chair, and table—whether console, coffee, dining, or conference—takes years to take form. Wade f… Continue reading

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A Bigger and Better Cigar

After many years of searching, Davidoff’s master cigar blender, Hendrik “Henki” Kelner, realized a lifelong dream by finding an area in the Dominican Republic—the Yamasá valley—that could grow an exquisite wrapper. Thus, in 2010, he was … Continue reading

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Mulliner Styling Specification Dresses Up Bentley’s 2012 Continental GT

There’s nothing remotely ordinary about the 2012 Bentley Continental GT coupe, with its singular blend of supreme opulence and brute force. And yet, buyers of such remarkable vehicles are a passionate bunch, and even on a canvas as sublime as this, t… Continue reading

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Contemporized Deco from Turkey

The exquisitely crafted furniture of Istanbul-based Dorya is so well regarded in its native country that the office of the Turkish president recently commissioned the firm to outfit the interiors of two residences, its diplomatic offices, and meeting r… Continue reading

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Sneak Peek: Otahuna Lodge

Otahuna Lodge, a Relais & Châteaux property, reopened last month after a six-month renovation. The 116-year-old Queen Anne–style homestead has been restored to its authentic British colonial charm and it maintained its original stained glass… Continue reading

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Scott Hill Returns to Los Angeles Scene

Like Wilkes Bashford in San Francisco, Mitchells in Greenwich, and Jeffrey in New York, Scott Hill has been an iconic retailer in Los Angeles for more than 20 years. So it came as somewhat of a surprise three years ago when the style-savvy store owner … Continue reading

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Sipping Smoke

Cigars and single malts are a classic combination, and in 1998, Dalmore paid tribute to this perfect pairing by introducing the world’s first cigar single-malt Scotch. Unfortunately, it was taken off the market in 2009. Now, bowing to public pressure… Continue reading

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Perfect Your Grill Skills at Alisal’s New BBQ Bootcamp

To help master the artful combination of smoke, fire, and meat, the Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort in Solvang, Calif., is now offering a three-night, four-day BBQ Bootcamp. From October 27 to 30, up to 40 guests ($2,500 for two) will learn different gri… Continue reading

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Simply Irresistible Meals at the Four Seasons’ Santa Barbara

Customizable dining allows foodies freedom to explore their palates, learn about food and wine, and more. Now, with the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara’s new Simply Irresistible dining experiences, guests have three opportunities to do… Continue reading

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Lexus Crafts Dazzling LS 600h L Landaulet for Monaco Royal Wedding

To celebrate the July wedding of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco to Charlene Wittstock, Lexus gave the couple something a bit nicer than a toaster: a very special version of its flagship sedan. The hybrid LS 600h L Landaulet features a o… Continue reading

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Monaco Hosts One-of-a-Kind Watch Auction

Forty venerable watchmakers, including Harry Winston, Montblanc, Breguet, Van Cleef & Arpels, Chopard, and more, have each created a special timepiece for the fourth annual Only Watch charity auction at the Hotel Hermitage in Monaco on September 23… Continue reading

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Mandarin Oriental Offers Another Reason to Visit Las Vegas

The Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas is offering guests exclusive access to one of its three presidential suites overlooking the Las Vegas Strip with a new getaway package called “The Suitest Thing.” The extravagant suite, which hosts up to four guests… Continue reading

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Lacroix Seating

The fashion-conscious Italian mosaic firm Sicis has teamed up with famed French couturier Christian Lacroix to produce a new line of furniture that highlights the designer’s signature affinity for jewel-like colors and extravagant materials and forms… Continue reading

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Return of the Redbreast

One of the most iconic yet elusive pot-still Irish whiskeys has been the multiple –award-winning Redbreast 12-year-old, along with its even more evasive cousin, Redbreast 15-year-old. This triple-distilled whiskey had its origins in 1903 as an indepe… Continue reading

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Classé’s Multifunctional CP-800

Classé’s handsome CP-800 stereo preamp/processor follows a recent industry trend to combine preamp, high-resolution digital processing, and support for computer and Apple product interfaces in a single unit. Anyone with a stereo CD transport, co… Continue reading

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From Denmark to America, $1.8 million Zenvo ST1 50S Packs 1,250 hp

You might be forgiven for drawing a blank at the mention of the name Zenvo, but the boutique European automaker is poised to make its existence known in a big way. The company’s ST1 supercar the first exotic sports car designed, engineered, and built… Continue reading

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Taking Pride in a 28-Year-Old

Glenmorangie, the most popular single malt in Scotland, pioneered the “finishing” of its bourbon- and sherry-barrel-aged whiskies in barrels formerly used for other wines, such as port. But now, under the direction of Dr. Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie… Continue reading

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Best of the Best 2011: Specialty Vehicles: High-Performance Sports Car: Singer 911

Nearly 40 years after its introduction, the Porsche Carrera RS remains an icon of air-cooled aggression that exemplifies the pure and visceral early 911 breed and represents the best of the 1970s racers. However, the car’s rarity—which partly accou… Continue reading

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