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  1. During a September training session for what will be his most challenging competition, Gavin Kaysen was struggling with a crucial technique. Failing to nail it, he realized, likely would prevent him...
  2. There is nothing quite like the Darioush winery anywhere else in California, except perhaps on the back lot of Paramount Studios, where Cecil B. DeMille once reigned. This building on Napa Valley’s...
  3. Nancy Patton’s Haute Goat Creamery ( www.hautegoatcreamery.com ) in Lubbock, Texas, is a small operation: just herself, her husband, and 18 goats. With milk from her Alpine, Nubian, Saanen, and La...
  4. The Naples Winter Wine Festival ( www.napleswinefestival.com ), a three-day auction held this month in Naples, Fla., to benefit children’s charities, will feature more than wine. In addition to a...
  5. Steuben Glass is renowned for the clear, brilliant, and flawless lead crystal that its glassmakers shape into vases, stemware, and decorative objects. Artist Jeff Zimmerman is not so finicky. The...
  6. THE ITEM A handwritten letter that Dwight Eisenhower wrote to his wife, Mamie, on February 15, 1943. Eisenhower, who was then commander in chief of the European theater of operations and supreme...
  7. While cleaning out her garage in Murrieta, Calif., last winter, Veva Haacke discovered a leather case containing century-old relics from the US Grant hotel. The items had been buried at the hotel 65...
  8. For more than two decades, Englishman David Linley had been crafting custom wood furniture for interior designers and their clients through his namesake retail shop in London (a second store opened...
  9. London’s May Fair Hotel ( www.radissonedwardian.com ) no longer resembles the property that King George V and Queen Mary visited upon its opening in 1927. Following a two-and-a-half-year, $140...
  10. Döttling Luxury Safes ( www.doettling-safes.com ), which restores antique safes while adding such features as wet bars, humidors, and gun cabinets, now offers models for watch collectors. Prices...

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