The S.S. Antoinette, operated by Uniworld Boutique River Cruises.
Rosewood Tucker's Point in Bermuda.
The Aloft New York Brooklyn.
The 2012 Audi R8 Spyder.
Stem Innovation's Time Command audio alarm clock.
The zip-around case by Tory Burch for iPad and Kindle.
Soul Electronics' SL300 noise-canceling headphones.

Indulgences: Travel & Toys

The good life in travel & toys

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2011

Luxury Afloat
Uniworld Boutique River Cruises has unveiled the new S.S. Antoinette (above)—an 82-cabin ship with interiors inspired by Versailles. The Baccarat chandelier that once hung in New York’s famed Tavern on the Green is a focal point in the lobby. Suites (left) are appointed with lavish linens and marble baths. Itineraries along the Rhine River this fall start at $1,999. uniworld.com

Bermuda Escape 
The first new luxury resort to be built on Bermuda in 40 years, Rosewood Tucker’s Point is nestled on 240 lush acres. It features a luxurious spa plus an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts—and an elevated yoga and tai chi lawn. The pool (pictured) overlooks Castle Harbour. Rates from $495. tuckerspoint.com 

Hip Hotel Debut
Brooklyn has never been more happening, and the Aloft New York Brooklyn has pumped up the volume even more. The new hotel sports mod interiors by the Rockwell Group, a pool table in the lobby (left), a rooftop bar with views of Manhattan and a check-in process that eliminates the front desk altogether. Rates from $229. starwoodhotels.com

Style on Wheels
The 2012 Audi R8 Spyder is high on looks and performance. Buyers choose between two engines: the V8 and the V10, which goes from 1 to 62 mph in 3.9 seconds. Among the many options is a seatbelt microphone which minimizes wind noise for hands-free talking on the phone with the top down. From $127,700; audi.com

Wake-Up Call
Stem Innovation’s TimeCommand audio alarm clock (left) makes mornings a little easier. Equipped with a free iTunes app, the dock integrates with your iPhone, iPod or iPad to allow you to drift off to sleep and wake up to your favorite music. The device also offers free Internet radio and even links with your bedside lamp to switch it on when it’s time to rise and shine. $100. StemInnovation.com

Just in Case
Protect your iPad or Kindle fashionably with the zip-around leather case by Tory Burch (below, left). It boasts interior pockets for documents and a suede lining. Available in turquoise or black, it measures 10 by 8 inches. $225; bloomingdales.com

Pure Sound
Soul Electronics’ new SL300 noise-cancelling headphones (bottom) were made in collaboration with Grammy award winner Chris “Ludacris” Bridges. The over-ear product is designed to seal in sound and block out ambient noise, promising a studio-quality listening experience. Available in gold or black and white. $299; soulelectronics.com

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