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  1. Amid the cluster of boats at the marina on the Greek island of Poros, Aello is a standout, though not in a way that makes her a magnet for charter. The circa-1921, 125-foot sailing yacht lacks king-...
  2. When Colorado businessman (and avid fly fisherman) Kip Dellinger glances at his watch, he sees not only the time, but also a trout leaping from a stream to chase a mayfly. The scene’s backdrop, the...
  3. Nader Zadi, a manhattan optician who owns the bespoke eyewear company CustomEyes, used to notice fellow subway passengers and restaurant diners tugging at their reading glasses as they looked up from...
  4. Ligero tobacco comes from the top leaves of a tobacco plant, which have the strongest flavor. Just a bit of this tobacco adds considerable power to any blend, so a cigar labeled "double ligero" might...
  5. The skiwear company Spyder ( www.spyder.com ) has introduced body armor for bicyclists. The fabric used to make the Spyder Freeryde d30 Armored Top ($350) and Ultimate Chamois Short ($270) contains...
  6. Cathay Pacific Airways ( www.cathaypacific.com ) has made a trip from the United States to China much more comfortable—dare we say, even enjoyable. On a first-class flight from New York’s John F...
  7. On the Caribbean island of Saint Martin, one of the most pleasantly deserted beaches lies on the Baie Longue. Since 1973, the La Samanna resort ( www.lasamanna.com ) has occupied 55 acres overlooking...
  8. Thanks in large part to the success of Napa Valley’s red wines at the famous 1976 Paris blind tasting, other regions in California with serious viticultural ambitions, throughout the 1970s and 1980s...
  9. The French Cognac house Hennessy has produced 100 examples of the $220,000, melted aluminum and mirrored glass Beauté du Siècle (Beauty of the Century) liqueur chest ( beautedusiecle@hennessy.fr )...
  10. When selecting items for their exhibit on rococo design, curator Gail Davidson and her colleagues employed the SOS method: "Our choices," she says, "had to be sinuous, organic, and sensuous." More...

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