Advanced Search

Search results

  1. Of the five or six dozen cars that will be on the block August 17 at the Christie’s (310. 385.2699, www.christies.com ) annual Pebble Beach auction, the 1931 Alfa Romeo 8C-1750 Le Mans Tourer (...
  2. The solemn bands of farmers who in the 1840s first hitched their teams to covered wagons and slowly rolled forth across the unknown horizons beyond Independence, Mo., gave little thought, one...
  3. Although Dunhill may have shuttered its U.S. stores (with the exception of the New York flagship), the company has not abandoned retailing altogether; it recently reopened the doors of its oldest...
  4. Sometimes the marks of quality are obvious: the radiance of a diamond or the sheen of a mink coat. But other indications of refinement are subtler: the aroma of a white truffle or the feel of...
  5. Four miles and 4,000 vertical feet from the beginning of our journey, we reach the summit of Mount Huron only to discover that we have company. Meandering along the narrow summit crest, among boulder...
  6. “There are 374 steps involved in making a humidor,” says John Harding, proprietor and managing director of Manning Humidors in Bagenalstown, Ireland. “What makes us different is that we do each one...
  7. Chef Alain Ducasse, he of the six Michelin stars, defines great cuisine as “60 percent ingredients and 40 percent technique.” Assuming his equation is correct, this means that even the most talented...
  8. There is a certain threshold at which an addict can no longer deny or camouflage his compulsion. For watch collectors, that moment of clarity comes when they can almost feel their poor, neglected...
  9. The legend of Camelot lives on with the Dark Knight, the latest—and strongest—addition to Villazon & Co.’s Excalibur 1066 series. (The numeral refers to the year of the Battle of Hastings.) This...
  10. An appliance with a split personality seemed impossible until Whirlpool (800.253.1301, www.whirlpool.com ) introduced the Polara Refrigerated Range, which cooks—and then refrigerates—your food. The...

Pages