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  1. When Alan and Simone Hartman view an antique Chinese jade carving, they consider what the stone looked like in its original state and how the artist chose to transform it. “[The carver] might analyze...
  2. Andrew Carmellini, who has enjoyed stellar stints at Café Boulud and Le Cirque 2000 and garnered a James Beard Foundation Rising Star Chef award, now is operating his own Manhattan restaurant, A Voce...
  3. Without doubt, the warthog ( Phacochoerus africanus ) is ugly. Its tusks, which typically reach about 7 inches, do nothing to enhance its appearance, but they can be quite useful when the animal is...
  4. Stagnation is the bane of cigar makers, just as it is for fashion designers and winemakers, says Robb Report cigars (and home entertainment) editor Brent Butterworth , who collaborated with...
  5. The waves of Lake Pichola lap against the side of the Gangaur , a replica of the 18th-century barge that carried Udaipur’s royal Singh family between their City Palace on the eastern shore and Lake...
  6. TAJ LAKE PALACE, UDAIPUR Set in the center of Lake Pichola in the desert state of Rajasthan, the Taj Lake Palace is like no other hotel in the world. Marigold-laden vessels take guests to and from...
  7. Visitors to Amsterdam can experience the Old World—the centuries-old canals, the Royal Palace, the van Gogh Museum—but retire to entirely up-to-date accommodations at the Hotel Okura ( www.okura.nl...
  8. In ancient Rome, bathing was a communal affair and often the central event in the daily life of the upper class. The recently opened Caesars Palace Las Vegas Qua Baths & Spa ( www.caesarspalace...
  9. If you wish to propose to your girlfriend on a Himalayan peak, a new organization called Private Luxury Group ( www.private-luxury-group.com ) will have you both airlifted, along with a 10-carat...
  10. In the early 1800s, in an attempt to unite the few residents who remained on Rapa Nui after nearly 200 years of tribal wars, the chiefs of the Pacific island inaugurated an annual sporting event...

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