The Luxe Life

Every year for the past seven years, I have traveled to Geneva to attend the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, a high-end watch fair known for its gourmet meal service, urbane ambience, and low-key, Babelian hum. The experience is fun and fascinating, but also relentless. My days usually fly by in a series of back-to-back appointments, presentations, and lavish dinner parties, fueled by ever-present cups of espresso and flutes of champagne. By the time I return home, I am hard-pressed to remember much of anything.This year, however, a few things stood out. First, there was the epic six-course meal hosted by watchmaker Vacheron Constantin at Domaine Chateauvieux, a vineyard in Satigny, on the outskirts of Geneva. Complete with paired wines, plump cuts of veal, and not one but two dessert servings, the four-hour feast included a cheese cart with a selection so mouth-watering (hon

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