Weekend Sojourn: Jean-Claude Biver’s Cheese

I’ve known Jean-Claude Biver for almost three decades … since he launched the Blancpain brand in the early 1980’s. Biver, the CEO of Hublot, is known globally as one of the most successful, and exuberant executives in the Swiss watch industry. He is also the maker of some of the most exclusive cheese in the…

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Weekend Sojourn: Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai

I’ve done a fair amount of traveling around the world to wonderful hotels and resorts – but this one tops them all. Recently, while on a boutique tour around the world with A. Lange & Sohne, we had the delightful pleasure of staying at the Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa. Sadly – only for…

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Weekend Sojourn: Last-Minute Christmas Gifts – Jewelry is Forever

With today being almost the last shopping day before the holidays, it makes sense to take a good look at jewelry. Women love jewelry – it is their individual statement maker. More important and long-lasting than chocolate, flowers, dinners  and other gifts, jewelry withstands the test of time. In fact, the most alluring jewelry designs…

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Weekend Sojourn: Time and Art — An Honored Tradition that Audemars Piguet Furthers

Art Basel Miami Beach just wrapped up its 2012 event. Interestingly enough, in addition to drawing thousands of art lovers from around the world, the event also attracted the attention of a host of watch brands. It is no wonder – many art lovers are also watch collectors and enthusiasts. Now, the legendary Swiss watch…

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Weekend Sojourn: NASCAR Racing with Tissot

It isn’t everyday one gets to official NASCAR racing. Being in the pits, walking among the drivers and the frenzied hustling of readying the cars for the track is a real thrill. Even better: actually being on the track sidelines during the race, and standing right next to the pit crew as they make their…

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