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A Legend On lake Como
U We’re all gathered here to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni, one of the first and finest five-star hotels in all of Italy, which has been welcoming the an exclusive and glamorous clientele since 1873. There is nothing
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High Steaks
The 137-year-old Peter Luger Steak House is really doubling down on carnivorous delicacies at a new location in Las Vegas, the venerable Brooklyn meat mecca’s first U.S. restaurant outside New York. Aside from dishing out Luger classics like butter-b
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The Spanish Samurai
In the apex motorsport of Formula One, only the best drivers in the world stalk the grid. But even among these zenith racers, there are those who rise above even the cream to legendary status. And even though there’s plenty of tread still left in his
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ALL or NOTHING
After decades of categorical success, it’s hard to stay hungry. Despite this axiom, top Russian-American model and actress Eugenia Kuzmina’s appetite for accomplishment and new experiences is insatiable. It marks a change from her tumultuous upbringi
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40 Years Of The testarossa
In 1984, the night before the opening of that year’s Paris Motor Show at the famed Lido nightclub on the Champs Elysées, Ferrari unveiled a car that astonished the international motoring press with its incredibly audacious, avant-garde, wedge-shaped
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Credits
COVER: Bodysuit, ATSUKO KUDO, atsukokudo.com. Necklace, 4ELEMENT, 4element.co.uk. Earrings, LORETTE COLE DUPRAT, lorettecoleduprat.com; COMPLETED WORKS, completedworks.com; and IZABO, izabojewellerydesign.co.uk. P.64: Coat, MYNOK, mynok.co.uk. Flower
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TALES Of The SOUTH SEAS
It is during the deep night of the South Pacific when you’re most overwhelmed by potential. You’d think the daytime—with the sun shining bright in the cerulean sky above, sparking the unspeakably blue water below like voltage—would be the apex of you
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Island queen
It’s Maura Higgins’ moment. And rightly so: she manifested it. You might have seen the scene-stealing Irish beauty gracing your screens recently as the newly-minted, very social host of Peacock’s “Love Island USA” and “Love Island Games,” but behind
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Operation Estoril
“Relentless progress. More power. More control. More exhilaration.” McLaren’s tagline for its new 750S rings in our ears as we speed along the coast of southern Portugal en route from our luxury hotel on the seafront in Estoril to the Autódromo Ferna
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The RACE of GENTLEMEN
The greatest race on earth” isn’t held in Monaco, Daytona Beach or Le Mans, but in Wildwood, New Jersey. That’s what the tagline for The Race of Gentlemen (T.R.O.G.) claims, at least, and a strikingly illustrated photo book from Parisian luxury publi
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THE MELLONS ICONS of WEALTH and INFLUENCE
Walk the streets of New York and you’ll pass by Carnegie Hall, One Vanderbilt, Rockefeller Center, and the Waldorf Astoria, structures ensuring the continued legacy of their Gilded-era heirs, headquartered at 240 Greenwich Street—may be slightly hard
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SARDAR BIGLARI Editor-in-Chief special creative adviser GILLES BENSIMON art & design director GUILLAUME BRUNEAU executive editorJARED PAUL STERN deputy editor NICOLAS STECHER deputy art & design director PAUL O’DEA cover producer JESSICA ATHANASIOU s
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The DANISH GIRL
In 2022, we tapped Natsja Madsen as one of a handful of Model Citizens featured on the annual Maxim Hot 100. In 2024, we’re happy to report that the staggeringly beautiful Danish model’s star has only continued to rise. Mind you, Madsen was well on h
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Believe the Hype
Maxim lit up Miami Art Week last month with an unforgettably immersive event that merged the worlds of art and entertainment during a one-night-only extravaganza. Celebrating its final issue of 2023 and cover star Charly Arnolt on December 9 at Hyde
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LARGER than LIFE
French photographer Thierry Le Gouès didn’t need to say a word, but he defined the 90s nonetheless, leaving in his wake a trail of languorous images—of fashion, flesh, and fantasy. Effortlessly charming, Thierry’s eyes sparkle when he speaks, his mem
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Around The World With 007
Some like the iconic Ocean Club in the Bahamas and Cala di Volpe in Sardinia are world famous. Others in far-flung places from Thailand to India are a bit more under the radar. But all have in common the honor of having hosted James Bond, in one of h
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KIND of BLUE
When Swiss luxury watchmaker De Bethune recently released the DB28XP Kind of Blue Tourbillon Sapphire, the name might have caused confusion in some quarters. The $315,000 wristwatch could very well be the most spectacularly blue timepiece ever devise
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Credits
COVER: Photograph by EDWARD QUINN, edwardquinn.com, of Alain Delon and Jane Fonda arriving on the set of “Les Félins,” Antibes, France, 1964 in his Ferrari 250 GT California. In 2015 Delon’s car was auctioned in Paris for a record-breaking $18.5 mill
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Five-star Style
When client expectations go beyond mere specs, aspiring to “aesthetic immortality” akin to iconic landmark hotels like Le Bristol or La Mamounia, there are only a handful of elite firms in contention. With the recent debut of The Maybourne Riviera, p
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The FLYING DUTCHMAN
For a young Luuc Muis growing up in The Netherlands, the art of motorcycle design seemed predestined from birth, arguably programmed into his very DNA. The son of a professional graphic designer, his dad trained Luuc in the aesthetic arts on two fron
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TIME to WIN
The most decorated driver on the Formula One grid is also the most fashionable. We are of course talking about Lewis Hamilton, whose unprecedented success at the pinnacle of motorsport is easily quantified in two stats: He and fellow F1 legend Michae
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Some Like it HOT
Historians recognize the nebulous “Sea People” as the theorized destroyers of the Bronze Age, a borderless congregation of oceangoing folk who banded sails to wreak havoc across the Eastern Mediterranean, from the Levant to Egypt and deep into the fe
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Francis Ford Coppola In Belize
As he tells it, famed director Francis Ford Coppola first fell in love with the jungle when shooting 1979’s Apocalypse Now with Marlon Brando and Martin Sheen in the Philippines. That film netted two Academy Awards and is widely considered one of the
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Wicked GAMES
Maxim—along with MADE Special and VIP Nightlife—hosted a slew of exclusive Halloween parties across the country, and we’ve got exclusive pics of the fun-filled festivities. The Halloween soirées took place at Nightingale Plaza in Los Angeles—a Lobos
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Austin City No Limits
Ghost Energy presented the Maxim Party in America’s Backyard, our annual A-list event taking place center stage during the United States Grand Prix in Austin, on Oct. 21. Crowds gathered in the vibrant Texas city and were immersed in the epic atmosph
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THIS SIDE of PARADISE
“Director, photographer, author, storyteller, stylist, model, provocateur”—Ellen von Unwerth has done it all in her impressive 50-year career. So it’s no surprise that SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film, the country’s premier venue for the convergenc
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SARDAR BIGLARI Editor-in-Chief special creative adviser GILLES BENSIMON creative director NICKI MINAJ art & design director GUILLAUME BRUNEAU executive editor JARED PAUL STERN deputy editor NICOLAS STECHER deputy art & design director PAUL O’DEA euro
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WEAPONS of WICK
An apparently insatiable appetite for the “John Wick” brand of stylized, high-body-count action has led the franchise to an especially notable financial achievement: It’s one of few with an R rating to break the billion-dollar threshold at the box of
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