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The $50 Million Club
As usual, blaring headlines—“Prices soar in Aspen and Martha’s Vineyard as the Affluent Flee Megacities” read one recent entry in Fortune—have only told half the story. Any exodus from any city known for its expensive real estate is usually short-liv
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Track Star
Forty extremely lucky buyers are about to join one of the most exclusive automotive clubs in the world, paying $3.5 million for the privilege of owning Lamborghini’s first-ever track-only production supercar—the Essenza SCV12, which is also the most
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Monster Squad
With the world seemingly getting crazier every day, some city folk are running to the hills—both figuratively and literally— boosting the market for truly robust, burly off-road vehicles. Arguably topping the leaderboard runs the Brabus 800 Adventure
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The Daniela Diaries
You might know Daniela Botero from the cover of Playboy if you live in Colombia, or Madame Figaro if you live in France; her ad campaigns for the likes of L’Oréal, John Frieda, and Azzaro; or her editorials for just about every beauty and fashion mag
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An Eye For Beauty
In a career spanning nearly three decades, Australian-born photographer Russell James has photographed the world’s most beautiful women, its most prominent people, and its most arresting landscapes. His photographs have appeared in major publications
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Vive La France
Lena Simonne changes her position on the chair, letting her wrists rest over her folded knees and fixating her serious blue eyes on the camera. Behind it stands photographer Gilles Bensimon, wearing jeans and a cashmere sweater over a light blue shir
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The World’s Coolest Hotels
If a Pink Floyd song could shapeshift into a hotel, meet me at Marqués de Riscal. In the heart of Spain’s Rioja Alavesa, this titanium-wrapped Frank Gehry-designed fantasy channels the seismic scale of a giant pink, gold and silver mushroom. By night
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Adrenaline RUSH
There’s a Pagani Huayra Roadster sitting out in the early morning sun awaiting me. Crouched like an enormous, midnight blue cicada, silent and still in the Napa Valley mist. Dew glimmering on herringbone-patterned carbon fiber coachwork. Elegant line
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SARDAR BIGLARI Editor-in-Chief special creative adviser GILLES BENSIMON art & design director GUILLAUME BRUNEAU executive editor JARED PAUL STERN deputy editor NICOLAS STECHER deputy art & design director PAUL O’DEA european fashion director CAROLINE
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Business Class
It’s long been the goal of rotary-wing aviation companies looking to get a lock on the most lucrative end of the market: design a helicopter that can equal the business jet experience, in all respects. With the new ACH160, and in particular its ACH E
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Crown Jewels
Stroll through London’s famed Burlington Arcade in the heart of Mayfair, an enclosed array of exclusive shops that has catered to well-dressed gentlemen for over 200 years, and one’s eye cannot help but be drawn to the extraordinary display of watche
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COVER: Faux fur coat, APPARIS. Patent leather stilettos, MAISON ERNEST, COVER STORY: P.50: Lace bra and panties, MAISON CLOSE,; necklace, MON PRÉCIEUX GEM, P.51: Silk
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Joy Sticks
Some might say Zino Davidoff invented the desktop humidor, so the brand he established in Geneva in 1911 knows a thing or two when it comes to storing tobacco in an optimal environment for the next generation. And every now and then they do something
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A Financial Mastermind
History is full of great men who not only achieved massive success, but left behind a legacy of innovation and progress that outlive the men themselves. Becoming such an icon in a single field is enough to ensure one’s place in the annals of history…
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Super Fly
So-called “crotch rockets” are no longer the preferred flavor of motorcycle. A blind man with one ear and no sense of smell could tell you that. Today everything is about café racers. But it was not always so. And I am here to tell you that it will n
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“In this new age of virtual experiences and dining at home, when all of us are craving authentic human interaction, hospitality has never been more important.” So says spirits writer and sommelier Adrienne Stillman in her new book Spirited: Cocktails
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Free Agent
One of Camille Kostek’s earliest ambitions was to become a New England Patriots cheerleader, which she did while still a college student. Another was to fall in love, which she did with her partner of five years, Rob Gronkowski—“Gronk” to fans, five-
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Alpha Wolff
Where to begin with Toto Wolff? For even casual fans of Formula One, Wolff looms as a giant. In less than a decade the 48-year-old Austrian has elevated his name to equal the greatest managers in the sport’s history—paralleling legends like Enzo Ferr
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French Immersion
Léa “Marilhéa” Peillard puts her fingertips on the frame of the monitor and turns her head gracefully towards photographer Gilles Bensimon. She is dressed in thigh-high boots and a black miniskirt. He is wearing white corduroy trousers, a light blue
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Sushi Shokunin
Sushi is at the heart of Japanese culture. So, too, are the 20 masters portrayed in Sushi Shokunin, my new book being published this month by Assouline. There is no single English word that adequately conveys the meaning of shokunin; while it is typi
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The Last czar
They simply don’t make moguls like Barry Diller anymore. Chairman and Senior Executive of IAC and Expedia Group, the billionaire’s portfolio includes a coveted cohort of internet properties, including Vimeo, HomeAdvisor and Investopedia. With a marke
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Madeira’s Eternal Spring
It may be a bit hard to envision at the moment, but we will travel again. And when we do, Madeira awaits—a volcanic gem 400 miles off the coast of Morocco whose remoteness might just be its greatest asset. The Island of Eternal Spring reopened in Jul
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Space Cowboys
While the aviation industry cools its jets due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, the aerospace sector is heating up, meeting multiple milestones this year and aiming to put some wealthy travelers into orbit. Blue Origin, SpaceX, and Virgin Galactic ar
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Tempus Fusion
Hublot, founded in Switzerland exactly 40 years ago, has grown into one of the world’s most recognizable luxury watch brands, as much a symbol of wealth and achievement as it is of highly innovative watchmaking. Early on the brand, part of the LVMH p
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Legend has it that one of our favorite cocktails, the Hemingway Daiquiri, was dreamt up in a bar in Havana. Ernest Hemingway, World War I volunteer, writer, boozer, fisherman, and celebrated bon vivant, nipped into La Floridita sometime in the 1930s
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The Spider That Flies
There is an unseen architecture in the universe one can discern with the correct lenses, like those alien-spotting sunglasses “Rowdy” Roddy Piper wears in They Live. An unheard symphony if you tune your ears to the right frequency. Followers of Carl
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COVER: Feather jacket, PINKO,; silk slip dress, LA PERLA, COVER STORY: P.54: Leather shirt, MARTA MARTINO,; bronze, gold, driftwood and feldspar necklace by REGINA DABDAB,; bra
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Liquid Gold
Last October the $1.9 million sale of a bottle of The Macallan single malt Scotch distilled in 1926—the highest price ever paid at auction for a bottle of spirit—made even those who never touch the stuff sit up and take notice. At 700ml, it contains
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The Red Flame
British supermodel Karen Elson is one of the world’s most iconic redheads; even if you don’t recognize her name at first, you’re sure to vividly recall her image. She catapulted to fame in the late ’90s when the legendary Steven Meisel photographed h
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