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  1. In the world of the Parisian sidewalk café, where rudeness is no more remarkable than cracks in the pavement, Jean Francois, the waiter at La Palette on the rue de Seine in St-Germain, looms as a...
  2. The Cruising Club of America, one of the world’s most exclusive yacht clubs, has no trophy room, no dining room, no marina, no docks—and no clubhouse. Rothschilds, DuPonts, Kelloggs, the Browns of...
  3. These days, there’s not much mystique about being a millionaire. A game show contestant can become one in half an hour, and each week state lotteries mint new fortunes. The Millionaire Next Door...
  4. The ceiling of dense, blue sea ice above us covers water that is a bone-chilling 28 degrees, and the end of the 60-foot yellow rope that connects my dive guide, Graham Dickson, and me to the surface...
  5. Statuesque wineglasses in wheel-cut crystal on a hand-wrought silver tray (left), a towering skyscraper centerpiece in silver and ivory, a cigar humidor in repoussé silvered brass with an ebonized...
  6. Digital cameras are about the size of a wallet and are just as easy to operate. Preview screens provide infinite opportunities to get a photo right, and features such as Sony’s Night Shot and...
  7. The people who designed the main entrance to La Pietra, a villa in Florence, Italy, obviously knew a thing or two about drama. Twin rows of cypress trees line the quarter-mile-long straight sliver of...
  8. XV Beacon (877.XVBEACON) and the White Barn Inn (207. 967.2321) are offering the best of both worlds—city and country—for weekend travelers to New England. The tony boutique hotel in the heart of...
  9. When his work hours were cutting deeply into his play time, a client of Guy Dreier’s came to the residential architect seeking a solution. “All my client did was work. Even in his vacation home, the...
  10. Despite the 3,000 square feet of glass mosaic tile that was used to cover nearly every inch of this 500-square-foot bathroom, designer Charles Greenwood insists that it is not an overwhelming element...

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