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  1. Headphones offer certain advantages over conventional speakers. They provide a private environment where the listener can play music at any desired volume, without disturbing others. They are...
  2. "In the case of an emergency I guess you could run across the road and holler for the neighbors," joked Leoni, property host at Chalet Soleil in the Alpine ski town of Chamonix, France. Internet and...
  3. One might be forgiven for reflexively recoiling from any brand of Hawaiian cigar. After all, the souvenir sticks found in the islands’ gift shops are made—somewhere other than Hawaii—from scrap...
  4. With its radical custom appearance and retro styling, Harley-Davidson’s new Softail Cross Bones might be the perfect motorcycle for indulging the conflicted psyches of maturing baby boomers. Harley-...
  5. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, when Robert Drouhin—then head of Joseph Drouhin, one of Burgundy’s most prestigious domaines—became interested in expanding the family’s production to Chablis, the...
  6. A 2005 fire destroyed the circa-1882 Lake Placid Lodge ( www.lakeplacidlodge.com ), but the Adirondack Mountains landmark has been rebuilt, and the resort is reopening its main lodge this month. The...
  7. Italian boatbuilder Riva selected this month’s Cannes International Boat Show as the setting for the launch of the Riva 92' Duchessa ( www?.riva-yacht?.com ). The Duchessa model sports a distinctive...
  8. De Beers, the mastermind behind diamond marketing for the past century, intends to change the way we value this coveted stone. The company’s latest creation, inspired by ancient Egypt’s Queen...
  9. "Lafayette Square was society. Beyond the square, the country began." Thus wrote Henry Adams of the park in Washington, D.C., that he lived next to from 1877 to 1918. The square could, indeed, be...
  10. Contributing fashion director Joseph DeAcetis produced the annual fall fashion section in this month’s issue. "We wanted to reflect the changing attitudes of American men today," says DeAcetis, who...

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