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  1. I would travel the world over to buy cigars at my favorite cigar shop, and in fact, I frequently do. The Davidoff on the corner of St. James and Jermyn streets in London carries the range of Davidoff...
  2. For a Southern California medical consultant who flew commercially about once a week, the never-ending waits for connecting flights were insufferable, as was the surgery she underwent to relieve her...
  3. As the talaria t29 c picks up speed, Hinckley Yachts Sales Director Chris Fairfax leans over from behind the wheel so that he can be heard. “Look behind you,” he says. Off the stern is a sparkling...
  4. Valerie Louthan’s baby-skin-soft Scottish-made men’s sweaters are made from more than mere cashmere. Her classic designs use the fine underhair carefully combed from three to four Mongolian goats for...
  5. Le Français (847.541.7470, www.lefrancaisrestaurant.com ), the venerable French powerhouse located in the Chicago suburb of Wheeling, doesn’t need a gimmick to draw diners—some patrons make a special...
  6. Since 1998, artists Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid have been teaching laid-off loggers in Thailand and Bali to paint abstract art, and in that short time, these neophytes have established...
  7. The latest line of humidors from Davidoff of Geneva (212.751.9060, www.davidoff.com ) could clash with the more traditional woodwork in your smoking den. The Griffin’s humidor, named for the popular...
  8. Operating a full-featured home theater, complete with electric drapes, ceiling fans, and enough electronic equipment to heat a sauna, could require as many as 10 remote controls. The wireless remote...
  9. In 1986 I was asked to do a book on the Queen Mother’s various gardens, in the course of which I visited her Scottish home, the Castle of Mey, to photograph its grounds. The Queen Mother bought the...
  10. Proving that good things do indeed come in small packages, BMW’s Q6.S mountain bike ( www.bmwusa.com ) doesn’t require an X5 SUV to transport it from the garage to the great outdoors; in less than a...

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