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  1. With novelties such as authentic reproductions of 19th-century French army jackets and cashmere pea coats lined in stripes, Arnys has long attracted nonconformist clients, including Lost Generation...
  2. The Bigha bicycle (541.738.4340, www.bigha.com ) might be a common sight in Corvallis, Ore., hometown of the company that builds the $3,000 machines, but during a test ride along the shore of Boston’...
  3. Fumar’s collection of rare cigars and spirits includes several historically significant items. Following are some of the highlights. Ramon Allones 100th Anniversary Box (1941): The brand’s namesake,...
  4. Long after the age of Al Capone and the speakeasy, when well-heeled imbibers would pony up for cheap bathtub gin served in teacups, the very best spirits continue to elude the worthy seeker who does...
  5. In February 1962, on the eve of proclaiming a ban on Cuban imports, John F. Kennedy purportedly ordered his press secretary, Pierre Salinger, to obtain 40 boxes of Petit Upmann cigars. Few at the...
  6. In letting us in on their plans for the coming months, some of the world’s best-known and most highly regarded chefs have whet our appetite for novel and exceptional dining experiences. Some will...
  7. A limited edition sampling of the stellar Cabernet Sauvignons from Napa Valley’s Stags Leap appellation will be made available in October. The Stags Leap District Winegrowers (707.255.1720, www...
  8. GRAYCLIFF EMERALD, GRAYCLIFF CIGAR CO. Cigar makers have identified more than 75 distinct wrapper shades, but the most recognizable is perhaps candela (Spanish for candle), which is also called...
  9. “Il N’est Pas Fusion,” asserts Yves Garnier, chef de cuisine for La Mer, Oahu’s celebrated French restaurant. If he were in his native Provence and not in Hawaii, Garnier acknowledges, he might not...
  10. During a recent dinner in Dublin, I was halfway through the polenta with shaved truffles—a specialty at the Tea Room in the Clarence Hotel—when I began to anticipate my after-dinner cigar. A Cuban...

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