Personalized heli-excursions, private yacht charters and more take the sport to a higher level
Hanging loose isn't exactly the picture of luxury, but lately, with VIPs like Gisele and Justin Timberlake shredding it around the world, surfing has hit a wave of popularity with affluent athletes and travelers. And one man, Australian surf coach Ross Phillips, is at the forefront of the sport's ... More
Dominique Lévy launches her solo venture on the Upper East Side with a performance of Klein's Monotone-Silence Symphony
When she was just 13 years old, in the late '70s, Swiss-born New York gallerist Dominique Lévy was given her first introduction to Yves Klein ("Untitled Anthropometry," c. 1960 pictured right). She was at the Geneva homes of blue chip art dealers Eric Beyersdorf and Alain Tarica, the man who ... More
The designer shares snapshots from the his 40-year career, from his first office to his first Vogue spread
The fact that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg decreed September 4 to be Elie Tahari Day at the brand's Midtown pop-up shop last week gives the designer good reason to celebrate. The road to success for Tahari is a classic story of hard work and gumption: In 1971, he was ... More
Alison Goldfrapp tells us the stories behind the band's most intimate album yet
From an obsessive mother in Mildred Pierce to a child's sexual ambiguity in Kathleen Winters' Annabel, the stories that influenced the songs on Tales of Us, the new album from beloved British electro-pop duo Goldfrapp, are anything but predictable—but anyone who's followed the music of Alison Goldfrapp and ... More
The traditional gift for a first anniversary is made of paper, but when it comes to DuJour—a year old with this issue—paper is just the beginning.
When DuJour launched, the concept involved not only a quarterly print magazine that revealed unique, untold stories, but also a seamlessly integrated digital product ... More
Just as the famously reserved actor turns 70, Robert De Niro finally lets the outside world in. For once, he's talking to you
Robert De Niro wants to know where I live.
Or, more precisely, where I used to live. We are talking about the New York City neighborhood where De Niro was born and raised, Greenwich Village, and, specifically, the public pool that runs nearly a block from St. Luke's Place to Clarkson ... More
Judge Judith Sheindlin found fame and fortune in an offbeat TV courtroom—but the private star's rise is similarly unconventional
Judy Sheindlin shuffles a deck of cards like she's mad at it. We're in her dressing room at Sunset Bronson Studios in Hollywood, where she's taped her popular courtroom show for nearly two decades. Judge Judy is the most-watched daytime program on television, averaging about 9 million viewers daily. The ... More
The big-wave surfer talks inspiration on the open water and hitting the Hamptons to "Paddle & Party for Pink"
Don't tell hyphenate Laird Hamilton that he can't do something. One look at his career and it's clear that the surfer, inventor, actor, model, designer and philanthropist rarely slows down or sits still—unless it involves hanging out on a board.
How a company of 10-12 people is bringing eyewear to fashion’s beloved brands—and your everyday wardrobe
If you bought a pair of frames from the Brooklyn Flea in 2010, you might have met Andrew Lipovsky. He was there selling six styles of eyewear in only two colors—a prudent selection, but with a purpose: Lipovsky was treating the Flea go-ers as a focus group for his new ... More
Star Coach Race Tours offers a white glove take on a classic NASCAR weekend
I'm nudged from a deep sleep by the muffled sound of an engine starting. Another engine kicks in, then another and another; the din escalates to a rumble and finally to an earth-shaking thunder. I roll from my bunk, shower, brush my teeth, and start my day like any other, ... More