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An Irish Home with Its Very Own Go-Kart Track

If you love living life in the fast lane, look no further than this sprawling rural estate in Northern Ireland, which comes with its very own go-kart race track. Buckle up, put the pedal to the metal, and blast around this challenging 10-turn, 1,100-yard course with a few of your friends. You can even spray Champagne to celebrate […]

Robb Reader: Smallbone’s Iain O’Mahony

‘Smallbone of Devizes’ is, to those whose culinary inclinations are infused with a passion for achingly tasteful design, a canonised name. The Wiltshire-based bespoke kitchen design business has over 40 years’ experience in the field: so how does Iain O’Mahony – Special Projects Director for the Canburg Group, which has  Smallbone of Devizes under its […]

5 Residential Communities for the Nature Lover

Henry David Thoreau once said, “All good things are wild and free.” That universal truth is perhaps easiest to grasp when you trade the gridlocked freeways and crowded blocks of major cities for wide-open spaces, verdant forests, and sugary beaches. Studies suggest that being in nature can reduce stress, boost the immune system, increase creativity, […]

London Calling: The Global are Scene’s Newcomers to Flock to the Saatchi Gallery for the 5th START Art Fair

Art lovers who seek out lesser-known gems, stay tuned: the British capital’s autumn art season will kick off this year at the Saatchi Gallery, for the fifth edition of Start Art Fair (13th-16th September 2018, startartfair.com). Presenting the work of more than 50 artists from over 25 countries to collectors, investors and other enthusiasts, Start […]

A Rare J.M.W. Turner Up for Auction in London

Among the highlights in a sale of Old Master and British Works on Paper at Sotheby’s in London on July 4 is Joseph Mallord William Turner’s stunning watercolour The Lake of Lucerne from Brunnen. “Commissioned in 1842, The Lake of Lucerne from Brunnen is part of a celebrated group of 25 ‘finished’ Swiss landscapes that the artist made during the […]

A New Design Destination Gives the Hamptons a Cool Attitude

The Hamptonsnever disappoint. New York’s favorite playground (and wind-swept escape from reality) has always enjoyed covetable style and to-die-for houses. Part of the appeal has been in keeping it local—indulging in homegrown food, goods, and shops. This summer a pair of chic “outsiders” have landed in Wainscott, East Hampton to open Good Design, the kind of design shop experience that […]

Victoria Beckham and Sotheby’s Team Up in London

When Christie’s decided to tender Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi (ca. 1500) in a sale of postwar and contemporary art last November in New York—where the painting achieved an astounding £343,266,882—many saw it as a maverick move on the part of the house to shake up an otherwise quiet market for old master paintings. Now, it seems, rival Sotheby’s is […]

You Can Buy This Island For Just £150,000

The UK is selling off an island for less than the price it costs to buy a one-bedroom apartment in some cities around the world. For just $700,00, you could become the proud owner of Stack Rock Fort, a heritage-listed fortification off the coast of Milford Haven in Pembrokeshire, southwest Wales. The fortification was built […]

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