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  1. David Jameson is enjoying it while it lasts. As the founder and owner of Chicago’s ArchiTech Gallery, he savors the privilege of surrounding himself with drawings, engravings, and copper plates that...
  2. While glassmakers produce a variety of vessels designed for specific spirits or wines, bourbon is generally relegated to chubby rocks tumblers. The spirit’s plight may soon change, however, with the...
  3. “They say the eskimos have 50 different words for snow,” Francois Nodet, cellar master at Château Lafite-Rothschild, muses as he leads the way across the vineyards into the Rothschild cellars. “Here...
  4. Few chefs remain on top of the Paris restaurant scene for long, but Alain Ducasse and Joël Robuchon have proved their staying power. Earlier this year, both opened establishments that serve simple...
  5. Fonseca Reserva Especial, Matasa The handsome oily wrapper on the latest Fonseca cigar, a 7 x 52 figurado, is one of the finest specimens of Honduran criollo leaf we have seen. The slightly strong,...
  6. As common as the exchange of gifts at this time of year has become, the origins of this sometimes-burdensome tradition are actually anything but. Beginning with the proverbial Three Kings—who were...
  7. A speaker may come close to reproducing sound perfectly in a laboratory, but alas, no one lives in a lab. When the real world includes wood floors and upholstery-free furnishings, the formerly...
  8. Old traditions die hard or—as a growing number of savvy European firms are demonstrating—reinvent themselves. Many bastions of conservative style, such as Burberry, Land Rover, and Louis Vuitton,...
  9. There is something about the sinuous curvature of a seashell, the shapeliness of a piece of driftwood, and the delicacy of a chrysanthemum’s petals that William Leslie has always found soothing. "...
  10. Twenty-One Extraordinary Gifts Valued at More Than $150 Million Gifts listed in order of appearance 1. Olympics vacation $1,500,000 Two-week trip for 10 includes private jet service to Athens and...

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