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  1. Torte and tart, cake and crepe, frozen and hot—cocoa will take an appetizing range of forms, including sculptural, when the Chocolate Bar returns to Boston’s Langham Hotel ( www.langhamhotels.com )...
  2. These days, a good number of interior designers are taking cues from French Art Deco pieces of the 1920s and ’30s—including those of Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann and Paul Dupré-Lafon. At the height of...
  3. The Vertu Constellation cell phone seems sure to find a following among international travelers. Vertu ( www.vertu.com ), a British subsidiary of Nokia, has designed a device that tells the time in...
  4. When fred feinsilber began acquiring illustrated books—in his case, limited-edition publications that feature high-quality engravings, sketches, plates, and sometimes original artwork—he did so with...
  5. Peter Mckay, co-owner of the three distinctive London boutique hotels (the Gore, Hazlitt’s, and the Rookery) known collectively as Hazlitt’s Hotels, employs a characteristically British...
  6. Those interested in something perhaps not as cool but certainly much colder might consider a trip to Antarctica. In 2004, a naturalist discovered an unrecorded emperor penguin rookery on Snow Hill...
  7. In a territory that is starved for room, the 7,000-square-foot presidential suite on the 16th and 17th floors of the InterContinental Hong Kong ( www.hongkong-ic.intercontinental.com ) provides...
  8. If it is true that creative endeavors are the offspring of experience, as well as of the mind and spirit, then the conception of the Bolier & Co. showroom, which opened earlier this year in High...
  9. No sound of wheels or hoof-beat breaks The silence of the summer day, As by the loveliest of all lakes I while the idle hours away. –from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s Cadenabbia, Lake of Como Had...
  10. It is the day before the 2006 Newport-to-Bermuda race, and any minute now we are going to cast off and put one of the racing yachts through its paces. But first, Enrico Chieffi, Italy’s two-time...

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