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  1. The story is true, the names hidden to protect the guilty. A yacht sets sail from a West Coast port, heading north on an Alaskan cruise, with a new crewmember on board. Just before setting out, the...
  2. In the Southampton shipyard of Vosper Thornycroft, where Royal Navy destroyers and minesweepers are forged, a history-making composite sloop is being built. The Mirabella V, at 240 feet in length and...
  3. In 1993, bombardier introduced the Global Express, an ultralarge business jet capable of 14-hour flights at Mach 0.85. Last October, the Canadian company announced it would launch the Global 5000, a...
  4. Throughout the history of Mercedes-Benz, its designers, engineers, and executives rarely have introduced a car to the market before pondering every angle—the divergences of planes that form the car’s...
  5. The connoisseur’s friends might lie to him, began the woman across the table. His business associates might fudge the truth, and his companion, however well-intentioned she may be, might be less than...
  6. When A.C. Linnerud retired from North Carolina State University in 1993, he wanted to continue his lifelong involvement in education. On the suggestion of his financial adviser, he established a...
  7. Fine footwear requires care. · Never wear shoes two days in a row, because they become moist from perspiration. Let them dry for at least 24 hours between wearings. · Never dry wet shoes next to a...
  8. Certain characteristics distinguish quality footwear from lesser pairs. · Heels that are stacked leather with a rubber top lift (the second layer from the bottom) will provide greater comfort and...
  9. Even those who do not use personal shoppers at home can find their services invaluable abroad. They can introduce the hidden gems of a foreign city: new fashion boutiques, interior design houses,...
  10. In the Netherlands, when graduating lawyers begin interviewing with prestigious firms, it is not uncommon for senior partners to deliberate on whether the candidate is an “Oger man.” Oger Lusink,...

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