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The Mega-Yacht Battle of Barcelona

The surge of mega-yachts during the mid-2000s left a huge problem in its wake: too many giant yachts and not enough places to park them. (You read about billionaires fighting for good yacht-parking spots here). As a result, marina developers around the...

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A fan's notes: Oprah, all is forgiven

take my fair share of ribbing about my unabashed fondness for Lady O. Readers of my Shaping Up column will not be surprised to hear that I could not miss the firstever taping of an Oprah Winfrey Life Class in Toronto. So, a week ago today, there I was...

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Spanish Stocks Lead Losses In Europe

Spanish stocks were again at the heart of losses for European markets on Wednesday, as the country's banks dropped on news of a sharp rise in bad loans. The Stoxx Europe 600 index fell 0.7% to close at 257.71, following a 2% rally on Tuesday. Financials...

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Texan's magic transforms verandas

When you step out onto the veranda of Theodore Jennings' penthouse apartment in Tokyo's Shinjuku district, it almost feels like you're on vacation in some other location — be it New York or some European resort. "A lot of people tell me that. They say...

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