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  1. With a fire blazing in the hearth, we sit around Otahuna Lodge’s massive dining-room table discussing the day’s activities and past travels. This room has hosted countless such conversations since...
  2. David Copperfield once spent $1 million restoring an antique Orient Express train car, just so he could make it disappear in front of a live audience. So the extent of his latest restoration—of 11...
  3. In person, on the course that he designed at the new Four Seasons Golf Club Mauritius at Anahita, Ernie Els does not look as imposing as he does on TV. But his swing—the one that, together with his 6...
  4. While students of military history define a tercio as a 15th-century battle formation in which armed soldiers assumed a box-shaped configuration, cigar manufacturers employ the term to designate a...
  5. Jayson Woodbridge inhabits a world quite apart from our own. One senses this upon entering the office of the Canadian-born former investment banker, who, in 1998, purchased a piece of land in Napa...
  6. Having drifted on and off the Western cultural radar for decades, the Qatari art market is enjoying a seemingly permanent revival that is rapidly influencing the artistic landscape of nearby emirates...
  7. At a Christie’s London auction in December, diamond mogul Laurence Graff stunned his competitors when he paid a record-breaking $24.3 million for the 35.56-carat deep-grayish-blue Wittelsbach diamond...
  8. Standing on the terrace of the Petit Trianon, on the grounds of the Palace of Versailles, Nicholas G. Hayek— president and CEO of Breguet—muses on the interplay of business and culture. Breguet has...
  9. The Dornier Seastar looks like a prop created for a James Bond movie. It has the hull of a boat, the wings of an airplane, and two big turboprop engines placed back-to-back above the cabin. Yet...
  10. Every summer evening, just after the sun sets over Coeur d’Alene Lake in northern Idaho, the Wolf Lodge Express gathers steam in an eastern bay and hurtles west across the 50-square-mile body of...

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