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The Season's Essentials
Our Ultimate Guide to Giving and Entertaining
FrontRunners: Seduced By Casa Nova
If, as Hotel Bauer proprietor Francesca Bortolotto Possati says, “the lobby of the Bauer is the...
Collectibles: Model Citizen
On a sunny summer afternoon in Camden, Maine, artist Rob Eddy watches the pleasure boats glide by...
FrontRunners: Seeing The Light
As part of the recent $40 million overhaul of the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel ( www.ritzcarlton.com...
Appliances: Uncommon Cold
In 1945, two years after he built the first freestanding freezer in the basement of his Madison,...
Travel: Romancing the Stone
In the evening, on the moonlit terrace of the Penha Longa Hotel & Golf Resort’s Imperial Suite...
Spas: Into Africa
When Cape Grace Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa, tapped Rosalia Cranfield to serve as the director...
Journeys: Legends of Langkawi
“Allow me to tell you about Langkawi,” requests my driver after he has deduced—perhaps because I...
From The Editors: Strange Food For Thought
The English have strange tastes. I offer as proof an episode I witnessed in July at St. John...
Contributors: Vintage Photos & Timely Observations
Robb Report readers should need no introduction to the work of photographer Randall Cordero , who...
FrontRunners: Trunk De Blancs
The new champagne trunk from the house of Krug (212.251.8436, www.krug.com ) promises to be the...
FrontRunners: Elements of an Epic
As the tools of toiling writers, the pen and bottle have enjoyed a long, and oftentimes fruitful,...
FrontRunners: Tea Timing
Peter Hewitt has journeyed great lengths for a cup, but the founder of Tea Forte (800. 721.1149,...
FrontRunners: Taking It Slow
David LeFevre did not make a big splash as the new executive chef at downtown Los Angeles’ Water...
Dining: Flooding the Market
In his own way, Michael Mascha is trying to turn water into wine. On his web site, www.finewaters...
Wine: The D.R. Is In
Flanked by her bosses at a table set for lunch, Celia Masyczek swirls her glass of 2002 D.R...
Spirits: Idol Of Islay
Although he has been a Friend of Laphroaig for more than 10 years, Harry Williams of Wolverhampton...
2005 Holiday Host Guide: Wine: Tender Grapes
The pleasures of the table are many—as are the dangers. If excessive consumption or gout poses a...
2005 Holiday Host Guide: Spirits: Fiery Waters
The duties of the host in the 21st century are onerous ones. In recent decades—from the 1970s to...
2005 Holiday Host Guide: Cigars: A Three-Course Smoke
No one cigar complements every occasion. Even the most enthusiastic smoker would turn down a heavy-...
2005 Holiday Host Guide: Bittersweet Dreams
There is no such thing as bad chocolate, but certainly some chocolates are better than others. For...
2005 Holiday Host Guide: Perfect Pairings
COLD OPEN Ron Boyd, former executive chef of the Restaurant at Domaine Chandon, pairs his amuse...
2005 Holiday Host Guide: The Big Bang
The invitations have been sent. The caterer and band have been selected. And long before the party...
Back page: Many Are Casual, Few Are Elegant
Most of the time, says interior designer Michael Booth, a co-owner of design firm Babey Moulton Jue...
2005 Holiday Host Guide: Set & Match
As these ensembles demonstrate,the juxtaposition of seemingly divergent elements—New World with Old...
FrontRunners: Their Ame is True
Husband-and-wife team Hiro Sone and Lissa Doumani have sizzled for 17 years in the kitchen at Terra...
Sport: The Art Of The Deal
When the Vietnamese woman on his right raises the pot by $400, David Sklansky folds his cards...
Golf: On Your Markers
Mitch Brinton’s new business is not overly concerned with being family-friendly. While other...
FrontRunners: Regal Robes
After Savile Row loungewear maker Derek Rose (available through Nap Inc., 212.481.5000, www.derek-...
FrontRunners: Indicative Design
The Indicator chronograph from Porsche Design (800.521.5152, www.porsche-design.com ) underscores...
Watches: Under the Influence
Premium watch companies often resist advice, much less design input, from outside sources. But when...
FrontRunners: Downhill Grace
Although its rhaeto-romanic name translates to “tough,” new Swiss manufacturer Zai (970.925.3203,...
FrontRunners: Lockes And Loaded
The Lockes Diamantaires boutique (212.823.9511) in New York’s Time Warner Center is not designed to...
Wardrobe: Suit Smarts
Having spent nearly three decades establishing itself among the top manufacturers of machine-made...
Jewelry: Restorative Power
For Nearly 25 Years, Beverly Hills jeweler Ricardo Basta has worked behind the scenes restoring and...
FrontRunners: Protecting The Crown Jewels
Chubby Especials, Double Grandes, and other Crown Series cigars will find appropriately regal...
Rebellion is afoot in Switzerland. Rather than further venerating or even reinterpreting the well-...
Traces of chemical elements in the earth create a full spectrum of colored diamonds—ranging from...
Super Natural Beauties
A colored diamond is an astonishing anomaly; only one in a few hundred thousand diamonds might...
Rainbow Ice: Guidance Systems
The extraordinary value of a significant colored diamond makes expert advice an imperative when...
Style: For Limited Release
A double-breasted vicuña topcoat hangs in the back room of the Gucci store on Milan’s Via...
Time: Escape Artists
Despite Swiss watch design’s dizzying rate of evolution in recent years, much of mechanical watch...
Time: Splitting Hairs
The escape wheel is not the only critical regulating component in a watch, nor is it the most...
FrontRunners: Muscle-Bound Magnum
After their successful fortification of the Chrysler 300C, the Street and Racing Technology (SRT)...
Autos: Rising Sunset
At one time, a luxury automobile was distinguished more by the rarity of its appearance than its...
A driver judges a car, says Aston Martin chief program engineer David King, largely by how well it...
Wheels: An Impressive Portfolio
The audacious alloy vents along its front fenders, the 20-inch alloy wheels, the bulge flowing...
Boating: The World Is Not Enough
The residential cruise ship, a notion many had dismissed as the right idea at the wrong time, soon...
Aircraft: Fliers Club
Colorado energy company executive Alex Cranberg certainly is not the first frequent flier to...
Wings & Water: Charting a New Course
Prowling the deck of Star Clipper , Gary Robbins calls for volunteers to raise a sail on one of the...
It's All Greek to Them
When the family entered the Iraklion Archaeological Museum on Crete while vacationing one summer,...
Smoke: Newman's Own
Hannah Newman is said to have objected to her son’s rolling cigars in the family barn because it...
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