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The WHISKEY COCKTAIL Revival
When Conor McGregor and Justin Bieber recently posed for an Instagram pic hoisting whiskey cocktails in Los Angeles, there were not so much setting a trend as jumping on the bandwagon. Whiskey cocktails are currently enjoying a revival that to many c
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Monaco Magic And Majesty
Simply put, Monaco exudes prestige—from the nine-figure superyachts to discreet banking venues that feel more like a country club than the usual three-tellers-and-an-ATM we see Stateside. Here in the second smallest sovereign state after the Vatican,
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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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Hayley’s Comet
When April 15 rolls around, Hayley Maxfield can shelter your assets and deliver a refund that will make you feel ten years younger. That’s because she is the hottest accountant you’ve ever seen. Of course, she’s not an accountant anymore, not after n
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Daft By Design
The neck-swiveling pieces in Hervet Manufacturier’s evolving design collection look otherworldly, yet strangely reminiscent of something you’ve seen before—perhaps in deep reverie after binging a weekend worth of ’60s sci-fi flicks. They’re almost in
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VIP Room Saint-tropez
Rihanna, dressed in a silvery top with a white pencil skirt, poses next to Jean-Roch Pedri, who is wearing a black t-shirt with a roaring-dog print. He founded the VIP Room in Saint-Tropez in 1997, and since then he’s been photographed with numerous
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Hôtel De Paris Monte-carlo
“Bonsoir Monsieur Bond, tres heureux de vous voir,” says the valet at the Casino de Monte-Carlo as a suave Pierce Brosnan steps out of a silver Aston Martin DB5 on Place du Casino in Monaco sometime in 1995. The movie, of course, was Goldeneye. Reel
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ROYALTY & PHILANTHROPY
On the red tiled roof of Villa Girasole rests a grid of black solar panels. The handsome cream-colored Belle Époque mansion is a short walk from Monte Carlo’s iconic casino, built in 1879. The villa’s solar photovoltaic system aptly reflects the acti
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GUTS & GLORY
I’m brapping around Manhattan on a Centenary Edition Moto Guzzi V7 bedecked in charcoal and olive-green livery. An 850cc V-twin which makes me want to hit the Swiss countryside and find some barbed-wire fence to jump, à la Steve Mc-Queen in The Great
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La Dolce RIVA
Port Hercules is nestled between the two extremes of Monaco. The imposing skyscrapers on the slope of the mountains on one side, and the Rock of Monaco, the Principality’s oldest district and home to the medieval Prince’s Palace, on the other. The be
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A Living Legend
Brigitte Bardot and her costar Christian Marquand painstakingly get out of the water and fall exhausted on the sand of the seemingly deserted beach. When she gets up, Bardot’s wet shirtdress is half open, and after a few teasing invitations from her
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Les Caves Du Roy
The story of the infamous Les Caves du Roy nightclub at the Hotel Byblos in St. Tropez starts with a fairytale. And a fairytale princess Vanity Fair once described as “youth, sex, flirtatiousness, insolence, and grace, all wrapped up in a bewildering
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Maximbet: Beyond The Bet
Picture this. You. Three friends. In Los Angeles. Living the football dream. We’re talking seats at the biggest sporting event of the year. VIP access to an invite-only Maxim party. Rooms at a chic hotel. Airfare to get you there. And cash to spend.
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Nevera Say Never Again
I always wanted to race, and the easiest and cheapest way to start racing in Croatia was to buy an old car with rear-wheel drive and a bunch of spare tires to just use until they blew up drifting,” 33-year-old Mate Rimac tells me over an early mornin
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THE LOOK of LOVE
Renowned photographer, beauty mogul, and French makeup legend François Nars “has never sought to hide the imperfections and oddities that give faces their personality, but rather to accentuate them in dramatic and surprising ways,” as Interview magaz
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Ultimate Provence
The elegant dark-blue Airbus helicopters sporting the name Monacair are the first indication; they arrive bearing well-heeled visitors from Monte Carlo, in for lunch, a wine tasting, or an overnight stay at the historic, extraordinary Château de Bern
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The World Is Not Enough
In 2006 legendary Swiss watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre astonished the world of haute horology with the Reverso Hybris Mechanica à Triptyque. The first watch ever to have three dials run by a single movement, the ultimate evolution of the brand’s iconic
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Sustaining Tradition
Monaco. A tiny principality nestled into the far southeastern corner of France. Perched atop a rock, the palace of the Grimaldi family. Masters of all they survey. From topaz Mediterranean Sea, to marvels of modern architecture. All wrapped in the tr
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BODY & SOUL
If you were to body paint a nude woman, which would you choose—a model with large breasts or more modest sized? The answer is that it depends, according to Pashur, recipient of the first ever Hall of Fame Award at the Paintopia Body Paint Festival in
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Credits
COVER: Bikini, DOS GARDENIAS, www.dosgardenias.com. P. 36-37: Metallic sequined skirt, RAISA VANESSA, www.raisavanessa.com. Earrings, HOUSE OF EMMANUELE, www.houseofemmanuele.com. P. 38: Halter top and shorts, AL-EXANDRE VAUTHIER, www.alexandrevauthi
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Kings Of The Field
In 2003, Parisian photographer Aline Coquelle began traveling to document the sport of polo as it’s played all over the world, from the USA to Europe, Mongolia, Pakistan, India, South America, and Saudi Arabia. She was soon established as the foremos
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ART & SOUL
At what point does modeling become art? For sultry Spanish beauty Cindy Kimberly, they’re one and the same. The 22-year-old is art personified; a model, photographer, designer, artist, and painter, all in one stunning package of full lips, perfectly
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A Trick Of The Light
At 52 years old, German-born photographer Vincent Peters is quite young in relation to the great lensmen with whom he is often compared. Peters, whose portraits and fashion editorials have graced the pages of major magazines such as Vogue, Glamour, G
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N0. 1 Fan
When I speak to Josephine Skriver over the phone, she has just returned from vacationing in Iceland with her fiancé, the musician Alexander DeLeon, also known as Bohnes. “Oh my God! It was so fun!” the 28-year-old Danish supermodel, who has modeled f
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Escape ARTIST
Artist Abraham Mojica’s career began with an ending, in the form of the sudden tragic death of a family member. It haunted him for months as he sought emotional support in therapy, friends and even the bottom of a glass. Then someone suggested art—to
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The COHIBA CHRONOGRAPH
The best kind of collaborations are those where passion is shared, and values are perpetuated.” Julien Tornare, CEO of storied Swiss luxury watchmaker Zenith, is speaking about the brand’s collaboration with Cohiba, the iconic Cuban cigar his company
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Ne Plus Ultra
I was suffering mild panic attacks, with euphoria and trepidation thrown in. And that was before I’d even swung a leg over. It wasn’t COVID-19. It was two wheels with a power-to-weight ratio more than twice that of a Bugatti Chiron. Weighing in at 15
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Breaking The BOUNDARIES
Not even her experience as a war refugee and hottie from the hood prepared Rima Fakih for the brutal backstage beauty pageant skirmishes she faced on her way to becoming the first Arab-American Miss America in 2010. This Beirut-born stunner’s strengt
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The New NEGRONI Style
When the Negroni trend first started to peak several years ago, it was still something of a “secret handshake” as Bon Appétit put it, a sign to bartenders, and fellow drinkers, that you were a man of substance, well traveled and wise to the ways of t
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The Hedonist’s Guide To Mykonos
Mykonos is all dressed up, ready to preen and party like it’s 1999. Or, at best, like it’s the summer before a global pandemic drove us apart into pods. Greece was among the first European travel destinations to welcome back foreign tourists without
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