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  1. On the gray water of Venice’s Grand Canal, gondolas bob, speedboats slash, and a lone 1953 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing sputters along the waterway at 7 mph. It should be noted that the Mercedes in...
  2. Whenever cigar smokers gather, a frequent debate is whether the United States can grow cigar tobacco. End the argument now; the answer is yes. In fact, the mild Connecticut Shade wrapper leaf thrives...
  3. A story—in all likelihood apocryphal—has an Englishwoman telling Ettore Bugatti that he built the fastest cars in the world, but that Rolls-Royce built the best. As with most myths, it uses a reverse...
  4. The automobile has captured our imaginations for more than 100 years—each new design the standard-bearer of the technology, aesthetics, and values of its era. Whether a horseless carriage or a modern...
  5. Parked beside the cream clapboard colonial building that houses Linney’s pearl emporium in Broome, Australia, proprietor Bill Reed’s Mercedes M-Class stands out from the array of dented Land Rovers...
  6. We’re somewhere between Miami and Baltimore, some 60 miles out on the Atlantic Ocean. The overcrowded deck of our boat—a Volvo 60, one of the world’s most sophisticated racing sailboats—is a dark and...
  7. Some people buy books online, others purchase clothes. A select few have raised the concept of online shopping to new altitudes. Take, for example, the San Francisco investment manager who pointed...
  8. After cultivating a devoted female following, British jewelry designer Stephen Webster (212.226.6160) is looking to attract a male audience with his first men’s collection, dubbed Rayman. In contrast...
  9. Some of the most unforgettable images ever captured on film are on display and on sale at the Pop International Galleries (212.533.4262, www.popinternational.com ) in New York’s SoHo district. Images...
  10. In the early 1990s, June Jacobs and Peter Thomas Roth became pioneers in the clinical skin care business by launching a collection of spa products under the Roth label. That brand has since become...

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