The Vespa Primavera.
Cromlix, an historic estate-cum-inn in Scotland.
An interior shot of Cromlix.
The High Line Hotel in New York.
Columbia Beach Resort on Cyprus's Bay of Pissouri.
Bentley's Continental GT3-R.
Epson's PowerLite Home Cinema.
Hammacher Schlemmer's HD Video Recording Monocular.
Bentley's Continental GT3-R.
Epson's PowerLite Home Cinema.
Hammacher Schlemmer's HD Video Recording Monocular.

Chic Getaways

The good life in travel and toys


Whether you want an active vacation or a beach break, Columbia Beach Resort on Cyprus’s Bay of Pissouri will fit the bill. The 95-suite resort features an award-winning spa, a full fleet of water sports and a cycling center on the premises, plus two fine restaurants and casual beach bars. Rates from $382 with breakfast.

Scottish tennis star Andy Murray—the 2013 Wimbledon champ—has purchased Cromlix, an historic estate near his hometown of Dunblane. Opened last spring as a five-star inn, Cromlix boasts 10 individually appointed rooms and five suites, a library with  billiards, a restaurant and whiskey bar, fishing in its own trout loch—and tennis, of course. Rates from $420;

The High Line Hotel, carved out of the historic General Theological Seminary complex in Chelsea, is located adjacent to New York’s popular converted railroad “trail.” Design firm Roman and Williams outfitted the 60-room retreat in “collegiate Gothic” style, furnishing rooms with Victorian and Edwardian antiques, period art and even rewired 1920s telephones. Rates from $399.

Vespa’s most modern motorbike yet, the Primavera combines comfort and elegance with the latest technology. The model boasts a new steel body and low fuel consumption; riders can customize it with a padded backrest or colored screens. $4,799;

Bentley has unveiled the Continental GT3-R, its most dynamic and performance-focused luxury car yet. With a twin-turbo V8 engine, weight reduction and shorter gearing, it is also the brand’s fastest car ever, with a 0 to 60 mph time of 3.6 seconds. Production of only 300 units keeps this model ultra-exclusive. Price to be announced.

Epson’s latest projector, the PowerLite Home Cinema delivers the ultimate home-theater experience in both 2D and 3D. With 2400 lumens of color brightness and horizontal and vertical lens shift, installation and viewing are optimized. Two pairs of 3D glasses are included. From $2,599.

Hammacher Schlemmer’s new HD Video Recording Monocular captures close-up videos at a distance with up to 8X magnification—all in high-definition resolution. It features a coated glass lens and a rechargeable battery that provides 60 minutes of recording time on a full charge. $250;