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Dr. C. Keith Wilbur’s collection of antique medical instruments indicates that 150 years ago, his was not a profession for the fainthearted.
Windy Hill, A Grand Manor in Mississippi, conveys the immediate impression that it has presided for centuries over the 2,000-acre property on which it stands, secreting the tales of the family it
However striking a fazioli piano (www.fazioli.com) may appear, the instrument’s truly distinguishing component is the red spruce soundboard t
If it had been introduced in the age of ocean liners, the $15,000 Chocolate Picnic Steamer Trunk from the MarieBelle chocolate company (
Regardless of how you stock it, LG Electronics’ (www.lgusa.com) new refrigerator will be more interesting to look at than in.
When the Liberty Hotel (www.libertyhotel.com) opens this summer at the foot of Boston’s Beacon Hill, its guests are sure
Early last year, singer/songwriter Edwin McCain released a tune that described the Gramercy Park Hotel (www.gramercypar
Just a few weeks before the original Woodstock festival in August 1969, the concert organizers faced a dilemma: The event, they realized, would draw hundreds of thousands of people, not the tens
When Bottega Veneta first collaborated with the St. Regis Hotel, New York, it was to create a handbag commemorating the Manhattan establishment’s 100th anniversary, in 2004.
The 44-foot ketch Bonita, built in the shipyards of Buenos Aires in 1982, cuts through the water of Lago Nahuel Huapi.
The mountainside dirt road leading to Anse Chastanet, a resort on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, is barely wide enough to accommodate two-way traffic.
The resort town of San Carlos de Bariloche sits on the southeastern shore of Lago Nahuel Huapi, two and a half hours southwest of Buenos Aires by plane.
Lined up along one wall of the Glenmorangie warehouse in the Scottish Highland town of Tain, Ross-shire, are a number of barrels with heads (the whisky-making parlance for lids) that have been pai
Its OwnerBill Mastro is the chairman and CEO of Mastro Auctions, a Chicagoland consignment auction house that specializes in sports-related items.
Why, the journalist in the dinner party asks as he finishes his green turtle soup au clair, while one waiter removes the oyster trays from the table and another opens a bottle of amonti
If some readers disagree with the judgment we exercised in an instance or two when assembling “America’s Finest
Seduction, a Bordeaux-style blend from O’Brien Family Vineyard, derives its name from one of the English language’s more treacherous verbs, a word that combines a sense of peril with a powerful
The importance of a cigar’s wrapper is demonstrated by the H. Upmann Signature (www.altadisusa.com).
San Francisco TreatRestaurant Gary Danko, San Francisco
Taking the PlungeAlinea, Chicago
Creole ClassicArnaud’s, New Orleans
You Must Try ThisAl Forno, Providence, Rhode Island
Archerfield Links in the village of Dirleton, Scotland, sits on land where bowmen once pitched their tents while helping Edward I of England earn the nickname the Hammer of Scotland during a punit
The formidable line of custom fly-fishing reels from Hatch Outdoors (www.hatchoutdoors.com) has a new top end.
An unfinished poker table made of mahogany, ebony, maple, and satinwood sits in the center of Mark Lackley’s workshop in the Vermont village of Quechee.
De Bethune’s latest watch models could be viewed as a bow to the modern, technical designs that now are in vogue among Swiss watchmakers.
In 1477, Austrian archduke Maximilian I (not yet head of the Holy Roman Empire) presented Mary of Burgundy with the first recorded diamond engagement ring.
When Harry Winston (www.harrywinston.com) recently opened its first London store on New Bond Street, it also unveiled the limited-editio
Belvest’s new spring linen suits and blazers appear to be classic warm-weather standbys, but the Italian manufacturer washes the material with enzymes that render it virtually stain resistant.
In the context of men’s apparel, Rome and Naples are famous for their tailors and their handmade suits. Milan, on the other hand, is most closely associated with Armani, Prada, and Versace.
One-of-a-kind, custom-built chopper motorcycles are commonly referred to as hogs for good reason: Their rudimentary suspensions offer limited creature comforts.
As I downshift into third gear and push the throttle to the floor, the 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo charges down a back road near the foot of New Hampshire’s Mount Washington.
The noise will not surprise the folks toiling in a strip of auto repair shops here in the San Francisco suburb of Burlingame, Calif.
Since 1957, when Queen Elizabeth II presided over its opening as a museum next to London’s Greenwich Pier, the Cutty Sark—the world’s only remaining tea clipper—has attracted mo
At February’s Miami International Boat Show, Outer Reef Yachts (www.outerreefyachts.com) of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., debuted its most s
As smugglers of drugs and other contraband ply the Mediterranean, they often have unpleasant encounters with patrol boats built by Italy’s Rodriquez Cantieri Navali.