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  1. Now and then a hardworking visionary comes along and defines the goals and standards of an entire generation. Among chefs, Alain Ducasse is that man. The 45-year-old Castelsarrasin, France, native is...
  2. The Restaurant Plaza Athénée at the Hôtel Plaza Athénée in Paris is more than just a study in elegance. While the decor is striking—the formal antique style was coordinated by Patrick Jouin—the heart...
  3. In February 2001, the owner of the first-ever Boeing Business Jet 2 had just taken delivery of his new aircraft at Seattle’s Boeing Field when, 10 minutes before takeoff, the ground began to tremble...
  4. Public Servants’ Servant The Italian government owns two Airbus Corporate Jetliners, and Venezuelan lawmakers recently ordered an ACJ. In February, France joined the government-owned ACJ club, taking...
  5. Trinity Yachts Last November, the 177-foot tri-deck Seahawk put out from the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, headed for Fisher Island, Fla., where the Trin-ity Yachts vessel was to be...
  6. From the time of Adam, human beings have accepted as axiomatic the notion that the price of knowledge is contentment. That the accrual of information and experience leads us, sooner or later, to...
  7. Mark Solomon and Paul Silberberg can smile about the day they lost a $750 million account. Silberberg, the president of CMS Companies, a private financial services company in Philadelphia, recalls...
  8. No credible evidence suggests that I suffer from suicidal tendencies. Nonetheless, here I am standing in the open doorway of an airplane, two miles above the Monterey Peninsula, preparing to hurl...
  9. This is a good time to be an ambitious home cook. Twenty years ago, a gas cooktop with four individual burners was about as good as it got. These days, however, gas ranges might feature as many as...
  10. Attend the art furnishings show (May 18 and 19 at the Pasadena Center Exhibition Hall in Pasadena, Calif.) and you might feel as though you have stepped into some sort of furniture fantasyland. Here...

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