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  1. The legend of Camelot lives on with the Dark Knight, the latest—and strongest—addition to Villazon & Co.’s Excalibur 1066 series. (The numeral refers to the year of the Battle of Hastings.) This...
  2. An appliance with a split personality seemed impossible until Whirlpool (800.253.1301, www.whirlpool.com ) introduced the Polara Refrigerated Range, which cooks—and then refrigerates—your food. The...
  3. Chateau Montelena, Montelena Estate 1999 The output of Bo Barrett’s century-old winery is built every bit as sturdily as the ivy-cloaked, stone facade of the structure. Chateau Montelena’s long-lived...
  4. The Four Seasons Hotel Boston (617.338.4400, www.fourseasons.com ), long renowned for its traditional afternoon tea, offers no milk, sugar, or lemon with its new Power Tea. Nor does it have scones,...
  5. Although Iceland is not readily associated with fine French cuisine, in this remote North Atlantic island nation, amid exquisite lava fields and gorgeous snowcapped mountains, gastronomes can find...
  6. Snoopy never had it so good. If cartoonist Charles Schulz had consulted Alan Mowrer and Michelle Pollak, the beloved beagle’s backyard digs would have made the rest of the Peanuts gang’s homes look...
  7. You could find a more valuable picture frame—a rare antique or one fashioned from a precious metal—but none is as versatile as the $2,499 Digi-Frame DF-1710 ( www.digi-frame.com ). The device can...
  8. Gabriele d’Annunzio, the early-20th-century Italian poet, playwright, war hero, and Fascist theoretician, spent his twilight days on the shores of northern Italy’s breathtaking Lake Garda in a...
  9. As with any megayacht, there is a story behind the name of Anson Bell, a 156-footer built by Palmer Johnson. More compelling, however, is the tale of the bell itself. One day in 1999, during the...
  10. Putters certainly have become weird lately. First the belly putters, then the two-ball contraption from Callaway Golf that so many pros began using. (The twin golf ball–size disks on the back end of...

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