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  1. When danish optometrist Poul-Jørn Lindberg (800.386.9196, www.lindberg.com ) discovered in the early 1980s that he needed glasses himself, the last thing he wanted to do was draw attention to his...
  2. While the new PanoMatic Chrono ($37,250 in rose gold; $44,500 for the 200-piece platinum version) from Glashütte Original (866.458.7488, www.glashuette-original.com ) maintains the company’s...
  3. The scent of scandal hung over New York City’s MacDougal Street, where the 14th annual Veuve Clicquot Bastille Day Pétanque Tournament was under way.The team that won the tournament each of the last...
  4. P.B. Dye’s english labradors are trained to remain in the golf cart while their owner tees off. But on the third hole at Teeth of the Dog, the landmark Dominican Republic course designed by Dye’s...
  5. It can be the most uplifting of occasions, the sort of thing that gladdens the heart, brightens the calendar, and provides moments that everyone present will remember fondly. Or it can be cause for...
  6. Hangovers, like hurricanes, have their season. Experts identify this chaotic interlude as extending roughly from the Thanksgiving holiday to the end of the first week of the New Year. Each victim...
  7. What a friend to man, the grape. For millennia it has gladdened the soul and fired romance, fueled sociability and ennobled our rituals. But the humble grape seed, so often overlooked, has greater...
  8. Chef John Besh knows what diners expect from a private meal in the penthouse above Restaurant August in New Orleans: “They want to be wowed,” he says. Since the fourth-floor aerie opened in 2002, it...
  9. Despite an inauspicious beginning that involved canceling its 2001 debut following the September 11 terrorist attacks, Art Basel Miami Beach has become, in just two years, the premier contemporary...
  10. Sometime around 1905, American artist Mary Cassatt began experimenting with counterproofing, a printing technique in which a wet piece of paper is pressed against a pastel drawing or a fresh print,...

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