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A Chinese Vase Found in an Attic Sells For $19 Million

The vase, which dates back to the 18th century, was stored in a shoebox.<p>When it comes to finding hidden treasure, here's proof that the attic is a …

Fine Art

See Inside a Gilded Age Townhouse on the Upper East Side

The nine-bedroom home, which was once owned by Louis Comfort Tiffany's daughter, is on the market for nearly $60 million.<p>The 20-foot-wide townhouse …

Manhattan

Every Wedding and Summer Party Needs a Prosecco Van

Because the best way to drink Prosecco is on wheels.<p>When it comes to outdoor parties, one UK-based company definitely knows how to beat hot summer …

Prosecco

22 Stylish Women Who Married Into Royalty

Charting the ladies who married into the royal family, from Grace Kelly to Meghan Markle.

Grace Kelly

Queen Elizabeth II Always Travels With This Delicious Cake

She's been requesting it for over 80 years now.<p>Forget those peanuts airlines hand out on flights. Queen Elizabeth II brings a much more regal …

Dessert

34 Celebrities Who Got All Dressed Up to Meet the Queen

Barbra Streisand chose a dramatic ensemble in 1975.

Celebrity Gossip

Carnegie Steel Heir Howard Phipps Jr. Is Selling His Old Westbury Estate

The 93-acre property is on the market for nearly $30 million.<p>Howard Phipps, whose father Henry Phipps Jr. was Andrew Carnegie's partner in Carnegie …

Real Estate

Inside Goyard, the World’s Most Elusive Luxury Brand

Jun 12, 2018<p>Busy Beverly Hills moms pile everything into them, in Cannes and Biarritz, they make the perfect beach tote, and during a 14-hour …

Coco Chanel

How Royals Sneak In and Out of Kensington Palace

How creative!<p>In the event that you spend your time being all, "Hey, how does the royal family get in and out of Kensington Palace without being …

Hyde Park

Why Orange & Pink Is the Best Color Combination

Hermés scarves are just the beginning.<p>1 A pink tablecloth makes orange sherbet look even more delicious.<p>2 Vine flowers against an orange wall never …

Decorations

Where Does the Royal Family Live? See All the Palaces and Estates the Royals Call Home

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan are neighbors of Kate and William.<p>It’s a well-known fact that the Queen of England lives in Buckingham Palace, but …

Royal Family

All the Times Princess Charlotte Looked Just Like Queen Elizabeth

She's a carbon copy of her great-grandma!<p>Both babies probably wondered why everyone wanted their pictures at first, but they got their poses down pat …

Family

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Have a New Countryside Retreat

The couple recently snapped up their pre-wedding escape.<p>The newly minted Duke and Duchess of Sussex may have slightly delayed their honeymoon, but …

Prince Harry

The French Laundry's First Major Renovation Is Complete

Thomas Keller's Napa Valley restaurant, which has remained unchanged throughout the chef's 23 year tenure, officially has a new look.<p>Keller opened …

Interior Design

The Iconic Jewels from Princess Diana's Collection That Prince Harry Could Give Meghan Markle

Royal grooms traditionally give their brides a special piece of jewelry as a lucky charm.

Prince Harry

James Bond's Aston Martin from the GoldenEye Car Race Scene Is Going Up for Auction

The ultimate Bond car might go for as much as $2.1 million.<p>The 1965 Aston Martin DB5 that James Bond whipped around hairpin turns on a death-defying …

James Bond

Bunny Williams Renovates a Farmhouse In Provence With Sun-Dappled Charm

America's most celebrated francophile, Thomas Jefferson, famously referred to his tour of France as “a peep into Elysium.” It was the promise of one …

Grace Kelly’s Childhood Home Will No Longer Be Open to the Public

Her son Prince Albert gave NBC’s Today a tour of the restored house.<p>After Princess Grace Kelly’s son, Prince Albert of Monaco, bought her childhood …

Tiffany Blue Taxis Are Coming to New York City

For four days only, the iconic jewelry house will be painting the town—MetroCards, cabs, and even bodegas—in its signature hue.<p>To celebrate the …

You Can Buy This Gilded Age Townhouse with Cryptocurrency

The Upper East Side home is on the market for $30 million—or $45 million in Bitcoin.<p>The 12,380-square-foot house is located on East 70th Street …

A Storied Getaway on Florida's Atlantic Coast Ushers in a New Era of Luxury

Halfway through cocktails, I have my we’re-not-in-Kansas-anymore moment. I’d come to Windsor, Florida, a New Urbanism–style members-only hamlet on …

Newly Released Photos Offer a Rare Look Inside the Family Apartment of the Breakers

The Vanderbilt heirs are officially out, and an archivist posted a series of photographs documenting their former third-floor home at the Gilded Age …

Always At the Carlyle Takes You Inside New York City's Iconic Hotel

Since it opened in 1931, the Carlyle hotel on Manhattan's Upper East Side has been a magnet for the world's most discerning travelers as well as a …

Jeff Bezos Is Renovating the Biggest House in Washington, D.C.

The number of bathrooms raises a lot of questions.<p>In 2016, Jeff Bezos paid $23 million for a 27,000-square-foot mansion in Washington, D.C., and the …

Here's Everything We Know About William and Kate's Royal Nursery

Spoiler: Expect LOTS of white wicker.<p>1 It's a neutral zone.<p>Considering Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s nurseries have had roughly the same …

Downton Abbey Exhibit to Offer Special Etiquette Training in NYC

In honor of the upcoming royal wedding, New York City's <i>Downton Abbey: The Exhibition</i> is launching a series of events including royal-themed etiquette …

See Inside George Plimpton's Upper East Side Duplex

The late editor of the Paris Review hosted legendary parties on a weekly basis, and now his 4,700-square-foot home is on the market for $5.495 …

Real Estate

There Is No Event Like the Central Park Hat Luncheon

Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim could not have been more succinct when he wrote a lyric for his groundbreaking 1970 musical, <i>Company</i>. It was a mere …

4 Tiaras Meghan Markle Could Wear on Her Wedding Day

Plus one she definitely won't be.<p>Perhaps even more so than her dress, the tiara Meghan Markle wears on her wedding day (if she chooses to wear one at …

Royal Family

Former First Lady Barbara Bush Has Died

She was 92 years old.<p>Former First Lady Barbara Bush has passed away at the age of 92 in Houston. Earlier this week, it was reported that she was in …

Barbara Bush