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The Macallan Rare Cask Gift Guide
In creating their exceptional whiskies, The Macallan's innovative whisky maker Bob Dalgarno uses only the finest oak casks. The distillery's world-coveted cask collection is a huge part of what gives their products the most in distinguished flavor...
DESIGN
Crest & Co. Holiday Pop-Up Shop
With an emphasis on the extraordinary, exclusive online luxury retailer Crest & Co has set up shop in NYC this holiday season. A relative newcomer to the luxury world, Crest & Co has quickly established itself as a leader in the space, dealing in...
FOOD-DRINK
Rémy Martin’s Louis XIII Black Pearl Anniversary Edition
by Emily Arden Wells Former cellar master George Clot said, “When you discover Louis XIII, you become a different man,” an adage that only scratches at the surface of the legacy of Rémy Martin’s Louis XIII cognac. Louis XIII was first created in...
STYLE
Uniform Wares' New Swiss-Made Watches
After much acclaim for their minimalist, refined aesthetic—with innovative flourishes—the London design team behind Uniform Wares watches has upgraded their timepieces to all Swiss-made components. Since launching the brand five years ago, founders...
STYLE
Conscious Shopping at Indelust
As the recently launched destination for independent design from the Indian subcontinent, Indelust brings an emerging aesthetic to the global stage. "Our vision stems from the desire to showcase a minimal, refined and versatile style, removed from...
TRAVEL
The London EDITION
As the holiday season draws near, shopping and socializing become an increased part of the Western world's normal routine. For stylish Londoners, the EDITION Hotel—Marriott's new opulent digs conceived by Ian Schrager—is an ideal place to grab a...
DESIGN
True Blue NOMOS Glashütte Zurich Worldtimer
At Baselworld earlier this year, we noted the power of brilliant blue dials appearing across many of our favorite brands. One of the most eye-catching came by way of NOMOS, makers of personality-filled luxury watches from Glashütte, Germany. Their...
TRAVEL
L'Oiseau Blanc Atop The Peninsula Paris
Finding quality food and drink in Paris is easy. Pleasing the palate has long been one of the city's great artistic allures, and a wander in any direction will lead to mouth-watering fare. And yet, there's no experience quite like L'Oiseau Blanc...
TRAVEL
Elephant Hills, Thailand
by Jennifer Miller Every year, tourists flock to Thailand in search of beautiful beaches, delicious food and the chance to ride an elephant. The Asian elephant is the country’s national symbol, an animal much idealized and, for many years, greatly...
STYLE
Negative Underwear's No-Frills Bra
Shopping for lingerie is not always a light-hearted task. From unforgiving mirrors to finding the perfect fit for your unique body shape, it can be a stress-inducing experience. Even harder though, is finding underwear options that aren't a gaudy...
TRAVEL
ION Hotel, Iceland
Iceland is often dubbed "the land of fire and ice"—and not just because "Game of Thrones" chose the island nation as a frequent filming location. About the size of Kentucky, Iceland boasts some of the most starkly juxtaposed landscapes in the world...
DESIGN
Cool Hunting Video: Creating a Bentley Flying Spur
From a sneak peek prior to the official launch at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show to its first drive in Beijing, the Bentley's all-new Flying Spur's development has been closely followed by the CH team. Along the way, we stopped by the headquarters in...
DESIGN
Lincoln Launches in China
Nixon famously visited China in 1972 and now—42 years after the People’s Republic opened up to the West—Lincoln has just announced it will soon arrive. This fall, the American car company that’s been hard at work rebranding itself here in the States...
DESIGN
The Bulgari Octo: Master Watchmakers
Impressed by the stunning, geometric design of the Bulgari Octo, we've taken time to explore its inspirations and shed light on a watch that steps beyond the traditional. To bolster our knowledge of the timeless architectural structure applied...
CULTURE
Adriana Kertzer: Favelization
Plastic furniture ubiquitous at cheap botecos in Brazil made to look like they were riddled with bullets (and sold at high-design prices), a chair created from wood scraps that was inspired by discarded furniture designers once saw in a favela...
DESIGN
Cartier: Style and History
"Cartier: Style and History," is a unique show currently on display at the newly renovated Salon d'Honneur within Paris' Grand Palais, which tells the story of French luxury label Cartier (known as "jeweler to kings"). The exhibition includes approximately...
DESIGN
CH Gift Guide: Big Bonus
For those fortunate enough to have deeper pockets than the average gift-giver, have a look at the Cool Hunting gift guide for an array of ideas that go well beyond a Bentley or fancy watch. From U-Boat's private submarines to Gufram's iconic cactus...
DESIGN
Test Drive: 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante
"There is no bumper, there’s only form" Marek Reichman, Aston Martin’s design director, explains when briefing us on the 2014 Vanquish Volante in advance of our spirited drive through the deserts surrounding Palm Springs. Reichman is a proud Brit...
LINK-ABOUT-IT
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Lightning Strikes in the Grand Canyon The majesty of the Grand Canyon is one of the greatest natural wonders in the US—and the world. Even the most pedestrian photographers can capture beautiful images of the two-billion-year-old geological work...
DESIGN
Hermès Beverly Hills
Braving a late summer heatwave in Southern California, the international team of Hermès gathered on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills to reveal their newest boutique. Architect Denis Montel of Rena Dumas Architecture Interieure (RDAI) designed the...
DESIGN
Cool Hunting Video: Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse
At 1,200 horsepower, a top speed of 252 mph that produces 1.4g of lateral acceleration potential and a $2.2 million price tag, there was no chance we were going to turn down the opportunity to cruise around Greenwich, CT in Bugatti's fastest supercar...
DESIGN
Test Drive: The All-New 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Mercedes-Benz's extensive and successful overhaul of the world's best-selling luxury sedan, the S-Class, aligns perfectly with their unwavering aspiration to be the best car in the world. With competition from all sides, demands from an ever-growing...
DESIGN
Watchcase: Reinvention in Sag Harbor
Long Island's Sag Harbor, a quiet Hamptons escape, has long maintained a community that holds history and preservation paramount. For the last seven years, a project has been underway to meet local standards and reinvent one of the village's iconic...
TRAVEL
Transformative Travel with Epic Road
"Travel has the ability to change perceptions, elevate awareness, evoke true empathy and galvanize leaders," according to Epic Road. Their inspirational and tailor-made trips provide access to the remote, the ancient and the rare. In what they refer...
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