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  1. The Gift A three-year lease on the last available wine vault at Adour, Alain Ducasse’s new restaurant at the St. Regis Hotel, New York. — Seven bottles of various Domaine de la Romanée Conti vintages...
  2. Until recently, the 95-year-old Italian company Poltrona Frau was producing traditional furniture regarded more for its craftsmanship than for its style. The firm was known less, for instance, for...
  3. When disaster strikes, possessing wealth will be especially advantageous. So suggests Naomi Klein in the October issue of Harper’s Magazine. Klein’s essay, "Disaster Capitalism," was adapted from her...
  4. Senior editor Sheila Gibson Stoodley says the annual "21 Ultimate Gifts" feature has become a kind of wish list for her, as she tries to bring to fruition ideas that in some cases she has been...
  5. The Gift A full-size carousel featuring 30 horses, a lion, a tiger, a zebra, and a ship made of wood from the 19th-century British clipper Cutty Sark. Starting at $3.9 million Not only do the British...
  6. The Gift A nearly 300-carat diamond necklace from Steinmetz that features five stones cut from the Ponahalo diamond, including one weighing 102.11 carats and another, 70.87 carats. Starting at $16...
  7. The Gift A unique God of Fire humidor filled with 300 cigars made by Carlos “Carlito” Fuente Jr. — A table for 10 at the 2008 God of Fire charity dinner in Los Angeles, as well as a visit to the...
  8. The Gift A one-of-a-kind, 18.5-foot-long, exact scale model of Titanic. $2.5 million Gary Kohs knew that making a scale model of Titanic would be a riveting job in both senses of the word: It would...
  9. It should come as no surprise that the latest item from Steinway & Sons has 6-foot strings, a lustrous black lacquer finish, and a stunning sound. It does, however, offer several features never...
  10. Like any modern wheeler-dealer, Tom Shaughnessy, a Ferrari car and parts dealer from El Camino, Calif., spends a lot of time on his mobile phone. That phone is a source of frustration on this mid-...

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