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  1. The mountainside dirt road leading to Anse Chastanet, a resort on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, is barely wide enough to accommodate two-way traffic. Vehicles approaching from opposing...
  2. When Bottega Veneta first collaborated with the St. Regis Hotel, New York, it was to create a handbag commemorating the Manhattan establishment’s 100th anniversary, in 2004. At the time, the Italian...
  3. Just a few weeks before the original Woodstock festival in August 1969, the concert organizers faced a dilemma: The event, they realized, would draw hundreds of thousands of people, not the tens of...
  4. Early last year, singer/songwriter Edwin McCain released a tune that described the Gramercy Park Hotel ( www.gramercyparkhotel.com ) as a place for “the beggar’s life”—but it seems he sang too soon...
  5. When the Liberty Hotel ( www.libertyhotel.com ) opens this summer at the foot of Boston’s Beacon Hill, its guests are sure to have more enjoyable stays than did any of the celebrities who lodged in...
  6. Regardless of how you stock it, LG Electronics’ ( www.lgusa.com ) new refrigerator will be more interesting to look at than in. The door to the 26.2 cu ft LG LSC27990 ($3,600) incorporates a 15-inch...
  7. If it had been introduced in the age of ocean liners, the $15,000 Chocolate Picnic Steamer Trunk from the MarieBelle chocolate company ( www.mariebelle.com ) would have been ideal for a world...
  8. However striking a fazioli piano ( www.fazioli.com ) may appear, the instrument’s truly distinguishing component is the red spruce soundboard that lies under the strings. The company—which...
  9. Dr. C. Keith Wilbur’s collection of antique medical instruments indicates that 150 years ago, his was not a profession for the fainthearted. The physician’s interest in these items first was piqued...
  10. The noise will not surprise the folks toiling in a strip of auto repair shops here in the San Francisco suburb of Burlingame, Calif. But as Ian Wright eases his vehicle out of his garage and into...

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