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  1. Paul Courchene and Jim Luckie made it easy on their movers. For six years the couple lived in a traditional, 1920s Spanish Colonial–style residence that Courchene built near the ocean in historic...
  2. The emerging trend known as Neue Deutsche Küche—New German Cuisine—has seen German chefs begin to embrace indigenous ingredients and combine them with foreign cooking techniques, typically French or...
  3. In these delicate times, the last thing anybody wants to do is stir up hard feelings between the French and the Germans, especially over something as evanescent as a matter of taste. But one has...
  4. When Liveras Yachts of Monaco decided, in 2007, to transform a small cruise ship into a luxury charter vessel, there was plenty of room for big design ideas. The biggest came to fruition in the form...
  5. Chris Wardle grew up in suburban Detroit and still spends considerable time there. But his true home, his "place of peace," is Bozeman, Mont., where he owns and operates Bozeman Watch ( www...
  6. At the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, members of a Swiss delegation were shocked by a display of American watchmaking wizardry. At the time, Swiss craftsmen assembled timepieces one by...
  7. "Today’s billionaires want a 360-degree luxury-brand experience that is totally unique to them and to their lifestyle," says Candy & Candy owner Nick Candy. "They want the design of their...
  8. Among the more memorable amenities that Edése Doret created recently in the interior of a private Boeing 747-400 was a cocktail bar that could disappear from view at a moment’s notice. "My client, a...
  9. The Chevrolet Corvette would not play in Paris. To paraphrase the old Chevy commercial jingle, the car is—like baseball, hot dogs, and apple pie—distinctly American. And it is overtly American. Since...
  10. THE GIFT Become the sole benefactor of a 15-year program designed to return the northern white rhinoceros to its natural habitat, potentially saving the species from extinction. A one-week trip to...

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