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The premier dealer of luxury watches in the United States is Wrist Aficionado, a small company that makes its home in a handsome discreet townhouse on East 62nd Street in New York. It is there that owners Eddie Ross and Vadim Yakubov carefully watch over millions of dollars in the best, most priceless watches and cater to the world’s
most discerning collectors.

This is a golden period for great watches with a strong provenance. Fine luxury watches are timeless assets that are exploding in value. Watch enthusiasts know that they can turn to Wrist Aficionado to source the rarest and most unique timepieces at the best prices and do it with utmost privacy and security here. These two gentlemen understand the investment strategy of rare watches and can guide you with deep knowledge.

Wrist Aficionado offers a unique blend of accessibility, expertise, very personal service and a carefully curated collection of the planet’s most exclusive timepieces. Serious collectors turn to Messrs. Ross and Yakubov when they seek a vintage or new limited edition watch in the best condition, at the best price and with a flawless pedigree. They are specialists in Patek Philippe, Richard Mille, Jacob & Co, Audemars Piguet and Rolex, the more complicated, the better. From $10,000 to $10,000,000, they have the watch for you to treasure.

Wrist Aficionado does more than just sell fabulous watches. In addition to the most diverse selection we have ever seen, they have earned the trust of demanding collectors by delivering reliable service for over 30 years. Trust and confidence as well as pleasure are all components of buying a major watch and Wrist Aficionado delivers each and every time. True professionals, honest and committed to helping you make the right choice.

Wrist Aficionado not only sells the world’s finest, they also purchase fine watches and jewelry. We found their estimates to purchase more than fair, perhaps the highest in the industry and you can feel confident dealing with them. They can work online with ease or in person and have a new showroom at the five-star Setai Hotel in Miami in addition to
their very sleek Manhattan offices. Wrist Aficionado, 19 East 62nd Street, New York, NY 10065, (212) 422-2600; info@wristaficionado.com; www.wristaficionado.com



Presidential Luxury Limousine is ENTREE’s preferred provider of luxury limousine service in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, London and all the major markets – by their trusted affiliates throughout the world. Every guest of Presidential Luxury Limousine is a Very Important Passenger. They do their best to provide their discerning clientele with a flawless transportation experience – that is at once stylish, unobtrusive and, of course, always on time.

Presidential Luxury Limousine offers a fleet of over 120 sparkling cars—which are never more than two years old—including some of the most sophisticated German and American automobiles available today like the Audi A8, Mercedes Benz S Class, BMW 7 Series, Mercedes Benz Sprinter Van, Cadillac CT6, and Lincoln Continental.

Their chauffeurs take their service duties incredibly seriously and are vetted with extensive federal, state, and DMV background checks. The company has a zero tolerance policy for drugs and alcohol, and provide safety, etiquette, and defensive driving training. You can rest assured that your chauffeur will be well-trained in not just driving, but efficient hospitality and, of course, discretion.

Presidential Luxury Limousine manages a wide variety of transportation needs for executives, board member conveyance for corporations and organizations, group and meeting needs with their Sprinter vans and luxurious buses. They service Private, Celebrity, VIP, and Family travelers. Their fleet is pet friendly as well; and they always have infant and toddler car seats available upon request.

Efficient and elegant transportation is their passion—and their principals have been involved in the chauffeured car industry since 1991, founding Presidential Luxury Limousine in 2016. These fine people pride themselves on being the #1 chauffeured car company of choice for those who need to travel in style in and around town, to the airport to a private jet, to a vacation home — or wherever your busy life may take you. Visit www.presidentialluxurylimo.com or call (718) 707-9999.


Santa Barbara Travel Bureau


www.travelbyentree.com is a blog by the peripatetic editors of ENTREE Travel Newsletter (www.entreenews.com) established in 1981 and today one of the country’s most respected sources of travel news for the discriminating globe-trotter.

The blog celebrates the joy (and sometimes the pain) of the travel experience. We pride ourselves on our careful research. We sleep in the beds and eat the food we report on.

We cannot be bought. We are a family-owned publication that expects the best and seeks excellence when we travel. We will not tolerate poor service and mediocre treatment.

Please let us hear from you with your memorable travel experiences, good and bad.

William Tomicki



You deserve more than than cheap airport parking. When flying out of Los Angeles and many other major airports, ENTREE always entrusts their car to The Parking Spot. As the leading near-airport parking company in the nation, The Parking Spot provides full service parking to 22 major airports in the U.S., with a total of 34 parking lots. When you reserve a space with The Parking Spot, you can expect more than ordinary airport parking. You're getting a superior airport parking experience. Their lots are spacious, fully-fenced, well lit, and open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. They offer: friendly shuttles every 5-7 minutes, earn free parking with The Spot Club, luggage assistance, complimentary newspaper & chilled bottled water. They'll even detail your car while you're away. Know what airport you’re departing from? Go to www.theparkingspot.com for a list of all their parking locations.


The Chisholm Gallery has been a leading international dealer of polo and sporting art for over three decades. The company, led by the dynamic and vivacious Jeanne Chisholm, strives for a mix of fine art from new and established artists in a variety of media and subject matter. She also works with clients to build art collections and integrate them into life and home. From her headquarters in West Palm Beach, Jeanne scours the globe to find the unusual and beautiful. Look through the Chisholm galleries offerings at www.chisholmgallery.com.

Six miles east of Montego Bay, the historic western city and tourism capital of Jamaica, lies this elegant and luxurious complete resort. Within a 10 minute drive from the Sangster International Airport is the luxurious Half Moon Golf, Tennis and Beach Club. The colonial style Half Moon pampers guests in luxurious accommodations, with award winning cuisine and a full complement of sports. www.halfmoonclub.net

Bouchard Finlayson Vineyards and Winery.
South African producers of outstanding quality Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc wines. www.bouchardfinlayson.co.za

Leonard Logsdail, Savile Row
master custom tailor
now in New York

For bespoke celestial suits, jackets and trousers cut with comfort and style, visit Mr. Logsdail at 9 E. 53rd Street, (212) 752-5030.

Our favorite places to stay in London, Palm Beach, Geneva and Cape Town. Six magnificently decorated hotels that will appeal to those seeking sophisticated syle and warm charm. Each Red Carnation hotel is dedicated to flawless service, total comfort and peerless cuisine.

ENTREE has thoroughly enjoyed working with Tom Buhl on our newsletter and web site production for many years. If you have a publishing or web project that could benefit from working with a caring and knowledgeable professional, contact: tom@tombuhl.com.



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