Montage Deer Valley, Park City, Utah.
Buckingham Gate Hotel, Jaguar Suite, London.
Porche 911 Carrera 5 Cabriolet.
Grandoe Bentley leather gloves.
Victoria Nostalsia Internet Radio.
Founding Farmers in Potomac.
Lobster-shrimp spring roll at the Source.
Gearhearts Chocolates.
Sunshine to Skyscrapers cruise to Southeast Asia.


The good life in travel, toys and food

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Perched atop Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah, the recently opened Montage Deer Valley offers five-star luxury in a picturesque mid-mountain setting. Guests choose from 174 rooms and suites and 81 private residences, with restaurant and in-room dining options. Enjoy ski-in, ski-out access, sleigh riding, ice-skating and a spa. Winter rates start at $845 a night.  

Minutes from Buckingham Palace, 51 Buckingham Gate Hotel recently unveiled the posh Jaguar Suite. Its two bedrooms, dining space, kitchen and study pay homage to the legendary auto maker with Italian leather, high-gloss metal finishes and Jaguar wallpaper. Guests enjoy a chauffeur-driven Jaguar and butler service. Rates are $8,500 a night.

The antidote to post-holiday blues, the Sunshine to Skyscrapers cruise aboard the Crystal Symphony, from February 7 to 26, explores the wonders of Southeast Asia with stops at—among other ports—Sydney, Melbourne and Perth in Australia, Singapore and Bali. Aboard-ship luxuries abound, from gourmet cuisine to entertainment and a spa. From $11,910 per person.

The seventh-generation Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet features the world’s first optional seven-speed manual transmission in a passenger car. The convertible reaches 60 mph in 4.1 seconds and has a top speed of 187 mph. Its intelligent, lightweight design translates to high fuel efficiency. On sale in the U.S. in spring 2012; $108,000.

The Grandoe Bentley leather gloves for men have a special sensor-touch technology that enables wearers to interact with an iPhone screen—a must for texting in cold weather. They also boast a cashmere lining. In Bloomingdale’s stores; $115.     

The Victoria Nostalgic Internet Radio delivers modern-day music options in vintage style. Inside the 1940s-era walnut exterior, it’s an Internet radio that interfaces with Pandora, SiriusXM and more than 50,000 radio stations and on-demand content providers. It also streams music from your PC or Mac. $230;

DC’s sustainably minded Founding Farmers has opened a location in Potomac, Maryland. CORE architecture + design masterminded the eco-friendly space, which features silo-styled booths and reclaimed and recycled materials. 12505 Park Potomac Avenue; 301-340-8783.

Celebrate Chinese New Year at The Source with (top to bottom) irresistible lobster-shrimp spring roll, chive dumpling, scallop sui mai, pork belly potsticker and chicken dumpling. 575 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW; 202-637-6100.

Culinary Institute of America-trained Tim Gearhart creates small batches of chocolates by hand using premium Venezuelan cacao and quality fruits, nuts and liquors. His Charlottesville, Virginia, company offers boxed collections (right)—perfect for your Valentine.

**Out of the array of interior design magazines, Home and Design magazine stands out as a primary idea source for luxury home designs and coverage of luxury living.  Wonderful visuals of luxury getaways and dining options are combined with inspired decor to provide a fundamental reference point for bringing luxury to life in home interiors and beyond.