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  1. Since 1967, when he introduced his Polo label with a series of handmade ties, Ralph Lauren has been demonstrating his penchant for preppy apparel. The designer, who was born Ralph Lifshitz in the...
  2. MALIBU, CA (January 4, 2007) - The editors of Robb Report have selected the Bentley Continental GTC as the magazine’s 2007 Car of the Year, citing “remarkable drivability, superb handling, a clean...
  3. Ciro Paone’s face beamed as he posed between a double-breasted marine blue navy suit and a morning suit that once belonged to Edward VIII, the Duke of Windsor. Almost a year from the day that he...
  4. Our archetypal image of a radical is often at odds with reality, as early American history demonstrates: Revolution on this continent was fueled, initially, not by ideals heated to a fevered pitch in...
  5. In 1913, Kohler hired Frederick Jr. and John Olmsted, sons of the designer of New York’s Central Park, to devise a 50-year plan for the company’s namesake village in Wisconsin. Their blueprint for...
  6. Wilderness Safaris was still in its infancy when the company demonstrated its philanthropic bent. In the mid-1980s, founders Colin Bell and Chris MacIntyre helped finance a study of declining vulture...
  7. Ruckomechi Camp, Zimbabwe The grunts of hippos can be heard all day at Ruckomechi Camp, which is nestled in a large grove of acacia and mahogany trees overlooking the Zambezi River and Africa’s Great...
  8. Only a truly incredible stone is given a name to mark its place in gemological history. Two years ago, a miner in Sri Lanka uncovered such a gem, a 600-plus-carat sapphire. Bulgari purchased the raw...
  9. Bulgari may be headquartered in Rome, but its watchmaking ambitions rival those of any Swiss brand. Not satisfied with just producing sleek, modern watches that reflect the company’s design ethic,...
  10. During the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union in the 1960s and 1970s, Soviet spacecraft returning from their missions landed in Siberia—and then the cosmonauts who had manned...

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