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Russian Revolution
In an alternate universe, Vita Sidorkina wouldn’t be stomping down the runway in a ball gown missing everything but its sleeves and some barely-there lingerie. If the 25-year-old Russian bombshell had fulfilled her childhood dream, she’d be a flight
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Hasta La Vista Baby
Colombian actress Natalia Reyes is already a household name in Latin America, thanks to her incredible performances in film and on television in her native country. But with her sights set on an even bigger stage she managed to land a role in one of
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Return To Paradise
In the spring of 1768, the French explorer, mariner and anthropologist Louis-Antoine de Bougainville first spotted the Tuamotu archipelago, a chain of almost 80 islands and atolls in what is now known as French Polynesia. Later, upon arriving in Tahi
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The Insider’s Guide To French Polynesia
What makes French Polynesia special? With 118 islands boasting high, rugged mountain peaks, coral reefs, turquoise-blue lagoons, white sand, palm-fringed beaches, and luxuriously intimate resorts, each island paradise has something for everyone. But
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Paradise Found
Once upon a time, Guy Laliberté was a street performer, playing the accordion and walking on stilts for whatever passersby would throw into his hat. Then in 1984, he cofounded Cirque du Soleil as a one-year project with the help of a contract from th
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Mission Impossible
Impossible is a term that is overused, often to describe the unlikely or the improbable. In the world of big wave surfing, elite athletes tend to use the word “unrideable” to describe a wave that cannot be tamed, even by the best surfers in the world
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A CENTURY of STYLE
Ask any true James Bond aficionado: 007 has always been a Bentley man at heart. In the original novels by Ian Fleming, Bond owned a number of Bentleys, but his first was a supercharged 1931 4.5 Litre “Blower”, nearly identical to the car that won the
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Journey To Le Mans
I have driven faster. But so has my copilot. So much faster that most of you would be blubbing like small children poked in the eye with a stick. Pleading to slow down to the point where the world made sense again. It’s Le Mans 2019. Famed racing dri
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Accidental Genius
In 1989, while working at the research organization CERN, British scientist Tim Berners-Lee developed the World Wide Web as a way of simplifying the transfer of information and data between scientists located at universities and institutes around the
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Scholarly Supermodel
Despite being named Maxim Australia’s 2019 Cover Girl, Olivia Caneva isn’t ready to give up on her other passions. Clearly her victory will lead to an increase in global recognition, and a boost to what we hope will be a thriving modeling career, but
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From Snail To Grail
Patek Philippe was founded in Geneva in 1839. It is by no means the world’s oldest watchmaker, but in the past 180 years it has certainly become the most prestigious. The brand has created some of the costliest and most complicated timepieces on the
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Small Town, Big Impact
Australia is a land of abundance. There’s endless natural wonders, numerous deadly animals and of course, countless stunningly beautiful women. That makes a third place finish in the Maxim Australia Cover Girl contest even more impressive for Aussie
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Get Low
Riders of all kinds have been drawn to Indian Motorcycle in recent years due to its combination of performance, design and craftsmanship. Models such as the Scout and Scout Sixty have taken Indian’s product line to new levels, and a more aggressively
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The Rum Diaries
While traditional luxury libations like Scotch and cognac have long held prized positions on the shelves of spirits enthusiasts, the fascination with high-end tequila, vodka, gin and whisky from around the globe has skyrocketed in recent years. This
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Renaissance Man
If you love your job, you’ll never work a day in your life, or so people claim. But for Dave Dawson, a former NFL wide receiver, it seems to be a matter of fact. In the years since his football career ended, the California native has poured his passi
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Lone Star Legend
Ever since he was a teenager, all eyes have been on Ezekiel Elliott. After all, that’s the inevitable result when you’re a superstar running back who played first for Ohio State and now for one of the most high-profile football teams in the country,
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Buried Treasure
One of the most significant geological finds in recent exploration—the discovery of Vietnam’s Hang Son Doong, the world’s largest cave—almost never happened. Circa 1990 farmer Ho Khanh stumbled across an entrance and a limestone overhang in the thick
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Universal appeal
On a whim I pull out my phone, in search of a midday distraction. Soon, I find my escape: a photo of Olivia Culpo, the social media sensation and former Miss Universe, on my Instagram feed. She is posing on the hood of a Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen in a re
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Rapid Drop
There’s no way to win this battle. Gravity always comes out on top. As Aniol Serrasolses paddles closer and closer to the rushing edge of a monstrous waterfall, he passes the point of no return and his fate is sealed… he’s going over the precipice. Y
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Bahamian RHAPSODY
By air and sea, via superyacht, private jet or the more prosaic cruise ship, the number of visitors alighting in the Bahamas is growing at a staggering pace. The archipelago saw its highest number of international arrivals ever in 2018. And yet the m
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Dream Kitchens
The Bahamas’ best luxury resorts have lately been showcasing a spate of top shelf celebrity-chef eateries that would be the envy of Las Vegas’ most decadent casinos. The increasingly popular tropical paradise is doubling down on luring the same high-
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Graycliff THE ESSENCE OF THE ISLANDS
The Graycliff Hotel and Restaurant in Nassau has been a witness to, and a participant in, the history of the Bahamas for longer than the United States has existed. In 1740 Graycliff Mansion was first constructed by Captain John Howard Graysmith—one o
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THE KING of CONTENT
When considering the pantheon of entrepreneurial titans, we often find that an individual’s success was due to their brilliance and superior understanding of a specific field or industry, and the development of new markets as technology advances. Whe
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Grand Design
In the mere eight years since McLaren Automotive, the British supercar marque born of McLaren Racing, debuted its first independent production car, the brand has become one of the most highly regarded in the world. With an impeccable racing pedigree
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Recapture The Flag
The connection between McLaren and Formula One is an unbreakable bond. McLaren Racing is not only one of the oldest active F1 teams, but also the second most successful in history—having captured 182 Formula One victories, 12 drivers’ championships a
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The Long Road
West of the Sunset Strip’s swanky sushi bars, Italian boutiques and beer-stained nightclubs, the Boulevard transforms into an automotive Candy Land—one rife with sharp corners, hip-swaying S-turns and dizzying dips. Lined with video game palm trees,
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Smoke On The Water
As the graphite grey Cigarette Racing 41’ AMG Carbon Edition pulls away from the dock, captain Bud Lorow engages the engines. Shifting the center console boat into gear, a shudder coils through the fiberglass and carbon fiber composite hull — portend
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In Good Time
When the Patek Philippe Henry Graves Super complication watch was auctioned for about $24 million in 2014, the bidding was limited to the rarified few who could afford such a price tag. Whether they were interested in the piece as an investment (it h
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The Ultimate Aperitifs
In 1919 the Barbieri brothers of Italy unveiled a curious bright orange-red concoction made with citrus oil infused with precious herbs and roots at the Padua International Fair. Called Aperol in homage to a colloquial French term for the aperitif, a
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