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SOME OF OUR FAVORITE THINGS The magazine’s editors reveal some luxe treats for the holidays

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NEW JERSEY’S GOLD COAST Luxury condo sales—with views of the majestic Manhattan skyline—are at a record pace B Y W I L L I A M W E AT H E R S B Y

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SPEC IAL IS SUE

BY RICHARD PÉREZ-FERIA S I M O N M U R R AY A M A N DA T H O R O G O O D MARCO MEDRANO W I L L I A M W E AT H E R S B Y JORGE RAMÓN

1 IN A 100 Superstar Justin Timberlake has 99 fellow honorees. See page 26 for details.

TOM MUNRO/RCA RECORDS

Discover the unforgettable people, places and things that made 2013 so memorable. It was, indeed, a Life Well Lived


SOME OF OUR FAVORITE THINGS:

HUDSONMOD EDITORS’ PICKS (JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS)

RICHARD PÉREZ-FERIA EDITOR IN CHIEF

Aston Martin Vanquish Volante Forty seconds after driving my brand new black-onblack Jaguar convertible off the lot in Beverly Hills, I stop at a red light and see what I think is my exact car next to me. It certainly looks the same, down to the sexy curves and 20” tires. But, no, the car next to me is the rich man’s Jaguar, an Aston Martin, and I actually feel “less than” sitting in my inferior Jag in that way only Beverly Hills can make you feel about your car. So I vowed that for my next fantastical indulgence (otherwise known as a midlife crisis), I would go for it and get the dream, the Aston Martin Vanquish Volante. I defy you to sit in this car for more than 60 seconds and not find a way of signing the ownership papers. The feeling is visceral. It’s primal. It’s love. astonmartin.com

JORGE RAMÓN FASHION EDITOR

Mauboussin “Life for Ever” Watch Say it and you may get kissed. Mauboussin. Synonymous with luxury, quality and

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craftsmanship—this is no ordinary watch, it’s a timepiece. Known as the “Life for Ever,” this baby offers a new vision on timeless design; a symphony of precious raw materials, from ceramic to gold, all working together. What’s best is that this fine jewel looks just as sexy with jeans as it does with a tuxedo. mauboussin.us

MARCO MEDRANO

in the cold weather months. Luxury at its best: Stylish, versatile and practical. net-a-porter.com

SIMON MURRAY SENIOR EDITOR

2014 Ducati 1199 Superleggera Unseen McQueen (Rizzoli) enjoy a “5-minute-faciallift” with no discomfort or down time with Trinity. With three attachment caps targeting each aspect of aging, it comes standard with a dual-sphered tip for lifting and tightening. Don’t anti-age without it. mynuface.com

An idea: Let’s stop being at the beck and whim of technology and start using it the way it was meant to—for old-fashioned fun.

Considered by many to be the Holy Grail of luxury age-reversal, the caviar infused brand of decadence not only continues to update its collection of “never look your age again” powerhouse products, but also keeps finding scientific ways to push biogenic marine nutrients deeper into our skin. Our standout Skin Caviar picks for 2014? Crystalline Concentre, Liquid Lift, Luxe Cream, Skin Caviar (pearls) and Luxe Eye Lift Cream. Bathe. In. It. shoplaprairie.com. neimanmarcus.com N¯ uFACE N¯ uFACE handheld facial toning devices have just raised the microcurrent beauty bar (very) high on home-based non-surgical lifting. Now everyone can

WILLIAM WEATHERSBY DESIGN EDITOR

Diana Vreeland Memos: The Vogue Years (Rizzoli) Before the devil wore Prada, there was the real Vogue icon, D.V., sitting in her fiery red living room. Now, a compendium of her

BEAUTY/GROOMING EDITOR

La Prairie Skin Caviar Collection

example than motorcycle aficionado Steve McQueen, in photographer Barry Feinstein’s Unseen McQueen (Rizzoli). Together, the quotations and neverbefore-seen pictures combine to prove a timeless truth: McQueen will always be the definition of cool.

SHANA NEWSTADT FASHION STYLIST

Adam Lippes’ raccoon trimmed wool coat Whether you’re strutting down Madison Avenue or Champs-Elysees, you’re sure to turn heads in Adam Lippes raccoon trimmed convertible wool blend coat. A detachable raccoon collar and zip off panels allow you to alter the length. It offers a least four different choices, ranging from casual to more formal looks. The fit is tailored and slightly loose making it an ideal selection for traveling

The 2014 Ducati 1199 Superleggera is just the ticket. Combining power and exclusivity, the ultralight (just 342 pound) bike is sure to leave your electronics in your pocket and forgotten. And off the road, who better than to teach from

office dictates edited by her grandson Alexander Vreeland. Diana Vreeland Memos: The Vogue Years (Rizzoli) offers an extraordinary look at the editrix’s personal correspondence, most of it never before seen. I’m giving this book to editors and fashionistas in equal measure. D.V. transcends again. Rizzoliusa.com

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THE G A RD E N STAT E’ S ROBUST HOUS I N G RECOVERY OWES A LOT T O T H E SURGI N G LUXURY DEVELOPMEN T S A LON G THE HUDS ON RI VER B y W i l l i a m W e at h e r s b y

ere’s a reality check; make that realty check. The Gold Coast on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River is a more vibrant place to live than ever before. With elegant high-rise condominiums cresting in Jersey City and other nearby communities, venturing across the river from Manhattan—or arriving from global stops elsewhere—might make you a proud new homeowner at a fraction of the cost. Luxury apartments in line with the finest design of a Manhattan penthouse or a suburban home are affordable amid a new building boom.

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