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The Classicist: Southern Proper's Timeless Style

Mint juleps, seersucker, stately plantations, belles in summer dresses and those F. Scott Fitzgerald stories where they go around saying "Good mawnin', Sally Carrol" -- all come together in the new spring collection from Southern Proper, a gentleman's outfitter from Atlanta now gaining wider recognition from natty northerners. Show More Summary

Fairy Tale Castle on the French Riviera

A medieval stone castle in Bar sur Loup combines the best of both world's: an impressive historic structure with stunning gardens and the glam life of Nice and Cannes nearby. A snap 35 minutes from the Nice International Airport andShow More Summary

Shoot 'n Share Camcorder Projector: Simple Enough for a Child to Use

Gadgets are great and I especially love the ones that fill a legitimate need instead of being a gadget for gadgetry's sake. Take our camcorder. As much as I love my iFlip -- the camcorder that's the size of a smartphone and is just as easy to use -- I've missed the ability to check my shot. Show More Summary

Five Fabulous Things to Do On A Ski Trip Without the Skis in Park City, Utah

You don't have to ski or snowboard to have a good time in Park City, Utah. Besides the Sundance Film Festival and all things Robert Redford, there are a slew of other fabulous ways to spend your days and nights in the resort town. Park...Show More Summary

The Classicist: Thoroughbreds, Bourbon and Private Planes from Flexjet

Private jet juggernaut Flexjet is offering an alluring incentive to new fractional owners via a promotion with Kentucky's Keeneland, one of the world's leading thoroughbred racing and auction facilities. The three-day Unbridled experience centers around the 2011 Breeders' Cup World Championships this fall. Show More Summary

World's Most Expensive Poker Set for $7.5 Million

Talk about high stakes - Geoffrey Parker, London-based maker of the finest games on the globe, is offering the world's most expensive poker set for $7.5 million. The bespoke set comes housed in a genuine alligator skin case finished in any color the client chooses, fitted with 18k white gold combination locks and hardware. Show More Summary

Herman Miller Sayl Ergonomic Work Chair Review

This is my third Herman Miller chair and I am beginning to notice a trend - Herman Miller makes pretty darn good chairs. I am not exactly the don of places to sit, but I have sampled an awful lot of chairs in my life. So why is it that I put chairs like those that Herman Miller offers on a pedestal? Well the reasons are pretty simple actually. Show More Summary

Luxist Giveaway: Element Case Vapor Pro iPhone 4 Case

According to Element Case, the Vapor Pro is the most expensive non-designer iPhone 4 case available. This version is masculine looking and made in aluminum. Rather than snapping on to the iPhone 4, it is screwed on (with a supplied tool). Show More Summary

The Fashion Statement: The Rise of Flatforms

After a long run, the precarious platform shoes we've seen for much of the last decade are giving a new, flatter platform. Or, as I'm calling them-flatforms. If fashion soothsayers have names like Marc Jacobs, Fendi and Derek Lam, platforms...Show More Summary

RSVIP: Dinner with the Ambassador and an Astronaut in Costa Rica

After a frenetic Oscar week, RSVIP simply wanted to languish in a tropical plunge pool, right. Call it kismet, but a birthday-fete invite arrived from a college pal, former DNC Chair Joe Andrew, husband of America's first female ambassador...Show More Summary

Luxist Phototour: Rock Legends at Julien's Auctions

Also taking place on March 26 along with the auction of Slash's collection at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills is a Rock Legends auction. This sale is a catch-all collection of a variety of memorabilia spanning decades of music history. Show More Summary

Ahron Weiner on the Verge: Bringing "The Flood" to Brooklyn

There were breaks in the rain, but the day ended with small rivers flowing through the gutters in Brooklyn's DUMBO neighborhood. It was the last day of Armory week in New York City, an event consisting of art fairs all over the city,...Show More Summary

Luxist Giveaway: Superba Coffee Prize Pack (Coffee, French Press, and Mug)

Sipping a great cup of coffee in the morning is one of life's simplest pleasures, and one that Superba Coffee takes very seriously. Based out of Marina Del Ray in California their mission is perfection in every area, from sourcing to...Show More Summary

Giraffe Manor in Kenya: Where Guests Live Among World's Tallest Creatures (with video)

For those seeking a truly exotic, once-in-a-lifetime Out of Africa-type experience, Giraffe Manor may be just the place. Here, guests enjoy the unique chance to interact with its resident herd of Rothschild Giraffe, a rare breed which is among the world's tallest creatures. Show More Summary at the NY Design Center

When went from click to brick, it was an overnight success, far beyond what was expected. Until the opening of its new home was only online. It was the luxury marketplace site for antique and vintage design from the United States, Canada, France, and England. Show More Summary

Unexpected Treasures: The Case of the International Stamps

A reader recently contacted Unexpected Treasures with a question regarding some international stamps. We aren't experts in philately but luckily, we've got friends in the stamp world. Charles Shreve, President of Spink Shreves Galleries...Show More Summary

Luxist Giveaway: Travel + Leisure's 100 Greatest Trips Book

If you are planning your spring and summer travel, we've got a great book for you, the fifth edition of Travel + Leisure's 100 Greatest Trips book. This annual enterprise compiled by the editors of Travel + Leisure, is a compendium of 100 getaways to destinations around the world. Show More Summary

Cuvee Ventures And Cuvee Escapes: Combining Return On Investment And Return On Life

The Cuvée Escapes Residence, Lanai Cuvée Ventures and Cuvée Escapes appears to have lived, since 2005, a well-funded, quiet, under-the-radar yet lively existence within ultra high net worth and wealth management communities. "One third of our investors are private wealth or money managers. Show More Summary

The Classicist: Thomas Pink Celebrates Englishmen in New York

LVMH-owned London shirtmaker and haberdasher Thomas Pink is celebrating a stylish forthcoming book called An Englishman In New York with an event and exhibit at its Madison Avenue flagship in New York on March 24. The volume of photographs...Show More Summary

Maverick Nica Sunrise v2 Bluetooth Headset Review

Holy crap most Bluetooth headsets are awful to be seen in public with. Seriously, if you see someone wearing a Bluetooth headset who isn't on the phone, please smack them (for legal reasons I need to remind you not to batter or assault anyone!). Show More Summary

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