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  1. One effect of the economic recovery has been a growing number of new choices for private-jet buyers. However slow the pace of that recovery, many aircraft makers are optimistic enough to bring brand-...
  2. Over the years, the American kitchen has become a space for socializing as much as it is a place for cooking. Homes throughout the United States often feature large, open-plan kitchens with ample...
  3. Sword swallowers, fire-eaters, giants, midgets, fat ladies, tattooed ladies, bearded ladies— Johnny Meah has painted them all in his 55 years as a sideshow-banner artist. When he is asked which of...
  4. When a 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster sold for $9.68 million through RM Auctions during last year’s Pebble Beach car week, it became the most expensive Mercedes-Benz ever sold at auction...
  5. Through its upcoming Ramekins 4-Day Culinary Retreat ( www.ramekins.com ), Ramekins Culinary School, Events & Inn in Sonoma, Calif., is offering access to some of the region’s most influential...
  6. The 40-piece Oscar Heyman 100th Anniversary Collection ( www.oscarheyman.com ) celebrates the jewelry house that for the last century has been creating showpiece designs for retailers including...
  7. Successful marriages often produce cheerful children; but in the case of Henri-Guillaume Piper, his offspring were literally effervescent. In 1815, Piper joined the Champagne house of his cousin,...
  8. Though it includes nautical instruments in one section, diving equipment in another, and a functioning flight simulator in another, the new IWC Schaffhausen Flagship Boutique ( www.iwc.com ) in...
  9. Made from a rare type of cotton sourced from a small farm just east of the Nile Delta in Egypt, the 300-thread-count fabric used for the Ascot Chang Cullinan collection ( www.ascotchang.com ) might...
  10. At the end of the 18th century, George Washington planted 13 chestnut trees—one for each colony—between his mother’s and sister’s houses in Fredericksburg, Va. The trees provided shade for the women...

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