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  1. Senior editor Sheila Gibson Stoodley says the annual "21 Ultimate Gifts" feature has become a kind of wish list for her, as she tries to bring to fruition ideas that in some cases she has been...
  2. The Gift A unique God of Fire humidor filled with 300 cigars made by Carlos “Carlito” Fuente Jr. — A table for 10 at the 2008 God of Fire charity dinner in Los Angeles, as well as a visit to the...
  3. The Gift A Napoléon Bonaparte collection that includes handwritten letters, a manuscript of his address to his troops just prior to Waterloo, and the utensils he dined with when waging war . $6...
  4. The Gift Six imperial-size (6-liter) bottles of Penfolds, two of which are Penfolds Grange. — A visit to the Penfolds vineyards and a private dinner with a Penfolds winemaker at the Magill Estate...
  5. Beauty. A recent dinner party at a private home in the Los Angeles suburb of Brentwood brought me to a mildly disturbing observation on this subject. Magazine editors and academics tend to so settle...
  6. A.H. Hirsch Reserve Michter’s Distillery in Schaefferstown, Pa., was the first licensed distillery in the United States, and while it is now closed, the 1974 bottlings of its A.H. Hirsch Reserve can...
  7. The fancies of high-fashion designers—as expressed in the creations that populate the runways of Paris, Milan, and New York—represent more than simply the latest in practical protection from the...
  8. Building cars, completely or partly, is big business in South Africa. Companies here manufacture catalytic converters, assemble Hummer H3s, and produce right-hand-drive BMWs. A few South African...
  9. The accommodations, ame­nities, and destinations that Bruce Leonard and Jill Bobrow spotlight in this month’s feature on charter yachts, “Chartered Territories” (page 88), presented fresh experiences...
  10. As world travelers know, flying first-class on U.S. airlines, while far from intolerable, can seem threadbare and forlorn when compared to the service and accommodations that some international...

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