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The Desire for Daum

Who would have ever thought that a company which in the nineteenth century advertised its tavern glass as "very heavy for use in self-defense" would...more

Posted: September 1, 1993    By Nicholas M. Dawes


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The Ashtrays of Limoges

Europe's top chefs, such as Fredy Girardet of Girardet in Crissier, Switzerland, certainly know what it takes to end a terrific meal: great desserts,...more

Posted: September 1, 1993    By David L. Ross


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The Cigar Dinner Boom

Huddled in a dark corner of a deserted public park, a man pulls a long, dark, thin object from his jacket pocket. He flicks the flint on his lighter,...more

Posted: September 1, 1993    By Gordon Mott


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Fall Suits

He cuts a figure at once elegant and authoritative as he strides confidently into the boardroom. Some glance at the perfectly dimpled tie tucked...more

Posted: September 1, 1993    By Ralph DiGennaro


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For Pipe Lovers

It's bad enough when uninformed individuals roll their eyes in disapproval upon discovering that we have just lit up a cigar costing anywhere from...more

Posted: September 1, 1993    By Richard Carleton Hacker


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Great Moments: A Daughter Remembers

My father was a big man who smoked a big cigar. As a young girl, I wore the golden rings from his cigars with pride. As a grown woman, I still...more

Posted: September 1, 1993    By Carol Weston


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The Art of Gallé

How much would you pay for a table lamp shaped like a mushroom? If you were the anonymous bidder at Sotheby's New York on December 2, 1989 who went...more

Posted: June 1, 1993    By Nicholas M. Dawes


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Panama Hats are a Dying Tradition

In the town of Montecristi, Ecuador, the art of weaving Panama hats is slowly dying. Two generations ago, there were 2,000 weavers, but in the last...more

Posted: June 1, 1993    By Harry Rosenholtz


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The World of Watches

Under the impatient eye of our fathers, we learned to tie four-in-hand knots. Much later, there were long sessions with the salesman for that...more

Posted: June 1, 1993    By Ettagale Blauer


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Cigar Cases

The pace of twentieth century life isn't your fault. But cigars were invented in a much simpler time and never meant for the baggage compartment of...more

Posted: June 1, 1993    By Michael Frank


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Lighters

You've probably heard the question a thousand times: "Gotta match?" The query was asked by smokers long before lighters were portable. And before the...more

Posted: March 1, 1993    By Michael Frank


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Three-Star Heaven: Europe's Top Restaurants

Midnight is nearing, and chef Jean-Pierre Silva is coming out from his kitchen, a Sancho Panza Belicosos gripped between his fingers, to relax with...more

Posted: March 1, 1993    By Per Henrik-Mansson


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