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  1. While he was a gem buyer for Tiffany & Co., Harry Platt presumably was not easily impressed by a stone’s beauty. But when a Tanzanian gemologist presented him with a newly discovered deep royal...
  2. To the extent that pens can resemble cars, the Tibaldi for Bentley ( www.tibaldi.it ) writing instruments, from the Italian brand that Aquila Brands resurrected last year, display similarities, both...
  3. When Ermenegildo Zegna’s remodeled Manhattan store reopens this fall (simultaneously with the brand’s Milan flagship), it will look more like someone’s townhouse than a retail establishment. A grand...
  4. The timepieces that Felix Baum­­­­gartner and designer Mar­tin Frei create for their company, Urwerk, are not as bizarre as they seem. Instead of hands, their latest 201 series features a so-called...
  5. Welcome to the Taj Mahal of golf courses,” says Dave Alvarez, a PGA pro at the Madison Club, as he leads me to the practice tee. An assistant dressed in a crisp white long-sleeve shirt and green...
  6. In the early 1900s, Morven Park Mansion, set in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Leesburg, Va., was home to the state’s reform governor Westmoreland Davis. On the grounds of the estate, Davis also...
  7. Hunting has supplanted golf as a means of cultivating social and business contacts, claims Richard Purdey. His perspective on the merits of one sport versus another might not be completely objective...
  8. Funny how a recollection can strike at the most convenient time, at the precise moment in a narrative that allows for a seamless advancement and enhancement of the story. In this issue, we have a...
  9. San Franciscans no longer have to forsake fine sushi during their weekend trips to wine country. Go Fish ( www.gofishrestaurant.net ) opened in St. Helena last September as the first serious sushi...
  10. Green T. House Living ( www.greenteahouse.com.cn ), a restaurant and teahouse located near the Wenyu River on the outskirts of Beijing, is the latest creation of Chinese master chef JinR. The...

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