The Real Deal New York

The Last Word on Luxury from the January/February 2016 issue of Luxury Listings NYC

Big-ticket goods that need to be on the tip of your tongue
By Isabel Schwab | January 08, 2016 12:00PM

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1) Tee time: Want to escape a chilly New York? Book a trip to the Kapalua Golf Course in Maui, which is consistently ranked the best golf course in Hawaii (and arguably the world). $299 standard rate for the day on the Plantation Course; www.golfatkapalua.com.

2) Drink up: This is Not a Luxury Whisky, from Compass Box, may have a modest name, but the limited-edition bottle of 84555_This-is-not-a-luxury-Whisky-pack-shotblended scotch whisky has quantities of extremely rare bottles, like 40-year-old grain whiskies from Girvan and Strathclyde. It is meant to be drunk now — so don’t leave it on the shelf. Available at Park Avenue Liquor Shop. $240; www.compassboxwhisky.com.

2016-S-CLASS-CABRIOLET-FUTURE-GALLERY-008-GOE-D3) Take the top down: A spin around the block just became a lot more glamorous. Mercedes released their 2017 S-Class Cabriolet, and unlike its vintage counterpart, this car is outfitted with all of the latest gadgets, including a neck-heating system for riding with the top down. Available for pre-order from your local Mercedes Benz dealer. Price upon request; www.mbusa.com

4) Watch out: A true heirloom piece, this HM Perpetual Moon watch from Arnold & Son will not only tell you the time, but will HM-Perpetual-Moon_ST-blue_Soldatalso show the position of the moon for the next 122 years. And in 122 years, your heir simply needs to hit a reset button for it to work perfectly for another 122 years. Available at Cellini Jewelers. $16,300 in stainless steel; www.cellinijewelers.com.

Drone-15) Snap it: Bring your Instagrams up to the next level. The Phantom 3 Standard Drone was voted best camera drone by Tom’s Guide, because while simple enough for a beginner, image quality is first class. Not only can it take unbelievable photographs from unexpected angles, but you can control it with your phone. $699; from www.dji.com.