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  1. “When one does something,” wrote Gustave Flaubert, “one must do it wholly and well. Those bastard existences where you sell suet all day and write poetry at night are made for mediocre minds.” Such...
  2. The appeal of Chilean Patagonia lies largely in the region’s inaccessibility. Its untamed beauty—an arresting tableau of glacier-fed lakes, rolling pampas, and ultramarine skies—has endured at least...
  3. Known for its 250 square miles of flats fishing, Deep Water Cay heretofore has been a small community of only seven privately owned homes, seven cabana units, and four guest cottages (packages...
  4. A modern armoire from the 14-year-old design firm Hierve may command more attention than the clothing housed within it. The Ropero (Spanish for “wardrobe”) comprises customizable interior modules...
  5. Coast to coast and in between, these recently listed luxury properties are strong on selling points. Palos Verdes, California, $53,000,000 The renowned Spanish architect Rafael Manzano Martos created...
  6. In addition to showcasing about 200 of the world’s most coveted collector cars and motorcycles, this August’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance also offered a sneak peak at the new Bentley Home...
  7. In the 1960s and early 1970s, when most society women wore understated jewelry—demure pearls and diamonds—the designer David Webb enticed a few of the haut monde’s leading tastemakers with big,...
  8. Five of the world’s greatest chefs have charged the most promising talents of the next generation with preparing five remarkable feasts that their guests will never forget. But only one of these up-...
  9. Masaharu Morimoto’s creative departure from traditional Japanese cuisine inspired Yoshinori Ishii to break boundaries of his own. Long before Masaharu Morimoto became Iron Chef Morimoto—and...
  10. Nancy Silverton discovers a decidedly West Coast point of view in New Yorker Justin Smillie . Nancy Silverton is a genius at taking the food people love and sometimes takefor granted—bread, burgers,...

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