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  1. Any watch’s ultimate purpose is to tell the time of day, but an obviously unbridgeable gulf exists between a mass-market-manufactured Timex and the expertly handcrafted mechanics of a Patek Philippe...
  2. Kopi Luwak, with a price tag of about $175 a pound roasted, just may be the rarest and most expensive coffee in the world. But it’s not the cost that some coffee lovers will find hard to swallow. The...
  3. Normand Laprise was referring to himself, not the tall chef’s hat, when he named his restaurant Toqué! In Montreal, the word is also used to describe someone who’s a little out of his mind with an...
  4. On a recent spring evening, a mix of some 20 New York architects, interior designers, and magazine editors chat over Champagne and hors d’oeuvres in Manhattan’s SoHo district. They are about to sit...
  5. Alexander Gorlin has tackled a variety of projects since establishing his own New York architecture practice in 1987, but when he traveled west to Colorado to design a house outside Denver (Home Tour...
  6. Macallan’s 18-year-old offerings have long reigned as the monarchs of full-sherried malt whisky. But the distillery surpassed this outstanding achievement a few years ago with the discovery of a...
  7. Scene to be Seen It comes as no surprise that Switzerland’s Riffelalp Resort 2222m , the highest Alpine resort in Europe, has extraordinary scenic views. More remarkable, however, is that with a one-...
  8. When life gets frantic, people often daydream about running off alone to a deserted island. The notion is even more appealing if you can call ahead to request that your private butler ready your...
  9. Many of the ultraluxurious resorts in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona, including The Boulders and Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, have recently added spas, but perhaps the most impressive is Willow...
  10. Tucked away in its own private wildlife reserve on the edge of Kruger National Park, about an hour’s flight from Johannesburg, South Africa, is the extraordinary Royal Malewane. Only superlatives...

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