My college roommate, Ira, knew how to live well.
In 1999, couturier and fragrance czar Paco Rabanne held his last couture show in Paris and ceremoniously announced his retirement.
“You’re not from the city, are you?” a woman asks me over the rhythm of Hindu chanting in a candlelit room.
Enduring, traditional, practical. By its very definition, the word classic defies the fleeting fancies of fashion, a realm driven by ever-changing and often recycled trends.
The London showroom and workshop of John Carnera and George Glasgow, two of England’s best-known bespoke shoemakers, is a dark, three-story space that smells of beech wood, oil, and leather.
The September 1998 merger of Asprey London with Garrard had all the markings of a regal marriage made in heaven.
Clive Christian, creator of an eponymous collection of rarefied perfumes (www.clive.com) and owner of England’s 161-year-old The Crown Perfumers
In 1221, an order of Dominican monks cultivated herbs in a monastery garden in Florence, Italy, to produce medicinal balms and creams for the sick.
American designers have been infiltrating the European fashion capitals and their premier houses for years.
Neckties made with two-piece, seven-fold construction or silk sewn with 24-karat gold thread are often regarded as the ultimate, but Italian tie maker Tino Cosma has introduced something even more