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  1. The promotional posters for Joël Robuchon at the Mansion (702.891.7925, www.mgmgrand.com ), one of two restaurants the French chef opened at the MGM Grand last October, are overwrought even by Las...
  2. THE EDGE COROJO Rejecting a trend can produce failure or, alternatively, it can create a new trend. The makers of the Edge, a smoke from Indian Tabac Cigar Co. that eschews elaborate bands, boxes,...
  3. A simple glass container would not suffice for the Macallan’s ( www.themacallan.com ) most recent special release, a single malt aged for 50 years in Spanish sherry barrels. To ensure that the elixir...
  4. Slicing the neck of a suckling pig immediately after removing it from the oven indeed will ensure that the animal’s skin is crispy when served. The practice, which dates to at least the early 19th...
  5. As much as Jack Smith appreciates the Indigo Island stewards’ ability to provide the resort’s guests with absolute seclusion (“Deep Blue Secret,” page 112), he believes it would be impossible for...
  6. When a Southern California couple purchased land on a hillside in the Santa Monica Mountains, they acquired a virgin canvas upon which to fashion their masterwork. “We had the entire range of...
  7. In opening its first store, the Kohler Co. has created an environment where consumers can get their hands, if not their feet, wet. The 133-year-old kitchen and bath products manufacturer...
  8. Before closing their London antiques shop more than two decades ago, Michael and Lucy Vaughan had learned something significant about the demand for vintage lighting: that quality lamps and light...
  9. A navy seals tour of duty or a Greenpeace crusade would present the opportunity to experience the capabilities of a rigid inflatable boat, aka RIB, the preferred watercraft for both entities. However...
  10. Churchill, Manitoba, has been called “a town built in the wrong place,” not because it is located 700 miles from its gateway city, Winnipeg, or because no roads lead there. (Visitors must arrive by...

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