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  1. It’s impossible to write about bespoke furniture designer David Linley without mentioning his parents, the late Princess Margaret and photographer Lord Snowdon. Building furniture might seem an...
  2. Tomas, properly attired in a waiter’s white jacket and black tie, pauses graciously at his dinner guest’s left side and extends a silver platter of fresh-baked breads. The hungry diner’s response is...
  3. Recognizing the truth to the adage that home is where the heart is, we have assembled a selection of 10 American cities, towns, and other locales best suited for specific tastes and preferences or...
  4. The doorbell rang, and the Connoisseur opened the front door to find his old chum Smedley at the threshold. He looked as if he might burst with excitement. “You’ll never guess what I’ve just done,”...
  5. “I think California is the best country in the world and always will be no matter who comes into it or what is done to it,” wrote publisher and impassioned builder William Randolph Hearst in 1906. “...
  6. When Scott Jones decided he wanted to watch movies in his turn-of-the-century English manor near Indianapolis, he called noted home theater architect Theo Kalomirakis. “Top yourself!” demanded Jones...
  7. For everyone, the realization comes differently. “I know for me it was a strange feeling,” explains a California businessman. “I had just sold a company, and this fax came over the line telling me...
  8. The Darwinian principles of survival had the Galápagos Islands as their testing laboratory; those of financial survival (what in contemporary parlance we term wealth management) had as theirs Paris’...
  9. The Sound of Music includes a scene in which the Baroness Schraeder character explains to her friend Max Detweiler how she plans to avoid the chores of motherhood after marrying Capt. von Trapp, a...
  10. Affluenza is a dysfunctional relationship with money or wealth, or the pursuit of it. —The Affluenza Project Having grown up in a wealthy New England family, Barbara Blouin knows firsthand the...

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