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Linda Evangelista • Autumn 95

Features

Evangelista!

Evangelista!

Click. She moves. She is slender, radiant; her close-cropped auburn hair sparkles against the bright, starkly white background, shifting ever so gently with the motion. …

America's Palio

America's Palio

In Siena, Italy, there is a horse race each August called the Palio, run for the past four centuries on the Feast of the Assumption. The horses are brought into the churches …

A Winning Off-the-Rack Wardrobe

A Winning Off-the-Rack Wardrobe

The Duke of Windsor was a stickler for detail. Fanatical when it came to his clothing, he was precise about the number of buttons on his jacket sleeve and the height of his …

A Passion for Taste

A Passion for Taste

A nervous young man clutching a coffee pot quickly crosses the tiled patio floor and stoops to fill a cup. Stepping back, he waits off to one side, impatiently smoking his …

Havana '59, Richmond, Virginia

Havana '59, Richmond, Virginia

It's not an exaggeration to say that Havana '59 is a revolutionary restaurant. Its atmosphere recalls and celebrates the heady first year of the Castro-led revolution in Cuba, …

L'Esperance, St.-Pere-Sous-Vezelay, France

L'Esperance, St.-Pere-Sous-Vezelay, France

If there is a richer, more voluptuous bite of food anywhere on the planet than Marc Meneau's cromesqui, I have yet to taste it. To make cromesquis, Meneau melts foie gras and …

Quaglino's, London

Quaglino's, London

Quaglino's restaurant in London's West End has not always been everyone's favorite restaurant. Some say it's too glitzy and impersonal. But the prevailing wisdom these days is …

Brandy's Best

Brandy's Best

As the door closes behind you, it takes a few seconds for your eyes to adjust to the comparative darkness after the brilliant sunshine outside. Immediately, your nostrils prickle …

The Guardian of Liberalism

The Guardian of Liberalism

Sitting in his office at the City University of New York, Arthur Schlesinger judges himself harshly. "I've dissipated too much of my life in doing things which are totally …

Rings of Art

Rings of Art

It is a rainy May morning in Frank Stella's cavernous studio in Manhattan's East Village. The click of sprockets on a reel-to-reel projector echoes in the darkened room. The …

Amandari, Kedewatan, Bali

Amandari, Kedewatan, Bali

There is no more sublime a place to begin a discovery of Bali's innocence and beauty than at a small hotel in the village of Kedewatan, called Amandari. Sanskrit for "the place of …

La Mamounia, Marrakech, Morocca

La Mamounia, Marrakech, Morocca

Any property that welcomed Winston Churchill as a cherished guest has to appreciate the cigar smoker. La Mamounia in Marrakech, the jewel in the crown of Morocco's many lavish …

The Dorchester, London

The Dorchester, London

All luxury hotels have luxury in common. Where they differ is in their style. The Dorchester, built in the 1930s at the lower end of Park Lane, is a masterpiece of discreet …

By Hand and Foot

By Hand and Foot

It is a remarkably warm and sunny March afternoon in London. Twelve men and one woman are gathered in the cool hush of the temperature-controlled, rust-carpeted humidor room at …

Forbidden Land

Forbidden Land

There are two dreams that all cigar aficionados eventually share: first, to smoke one of the greatest of the great Cuban cigars, a Cohiba Esplendido, Romeo y Julieta Churchill, …

Comp City

Comp City

"How much does a guy have to lose in this joint before they start taking care of him?" Max Rubin asks, dumping $3,000 worth of black $100 chips onto one of the MGM Grand Casino's …

Cigar Friendly Life Insurance

Cigar Friendly Life Insurance

John Q. Cigarsmoker, seeking life insurance, buys a $500,000 whole-life policy from insurance company A. Unfortunately, Company A is one of the many that includes the two-a-day …

Fighter Jets for the Home

Fighter Jets for the Home

The fighter plane models that Guillermo Rojas Bazan builds are good; perhaps too good. "I am very impressed with the models in the photographs you sent," a collector wrote. "I …

The 4x4 Equation

The 4x4 Equation

Drive into any suburban mall parking lot today and take a look around. Instead of row after row of sleek sedans with virtually the same sloping roof lines, there are bulbous tops …

Audiophilia

Audiophilia

High-end audio is its own rarefied world, a community so self-contained that new arrivals are barely noticed, although welcome. It is a club whose access, though democratic, still …

A Gentleman of History

A Gentleman of History

Prior to the First World War, warfare was viewed among English gentlemen as an exciting and gallant activity. As a rite of passage, ambitious military officers eagerly sought …

Cigars

Goodfella

Goodfella

For Dennis Franz of TV's "NYPD Blue," life Is good.

The Time Between

The Time Between

Armed with his usual positive outlook on life, actor Michael Nouri heads for Broadway.

Dan Blumenthal

Dan Blumenthal

Marvin R. Shanken interviews the man behind Hoyo de Monterrey and Punch.

100 Years of Retailing

100 Years of Retailing

The year is 1895. Grover Cleveland is in his labor-troubled second term as president. Cuba battles Spain for autonomy. The Lumière brothers make the first movie. Katie Ruth gives …

A Connecticut Leaf in Cuba

A Connecticut Leaf in Cuba

Cuba is Growing Hundreds of Acres of Connecticut Seed Tobacco for Shade Wrappers

The Man Who Created Cohiba

The Man Who Created Cohiba

It was just another visit to a cigar store in Havana. The newly constructed shop in the Comodoro hotel, one of the city's premier hotels, was overseen by two people, who guided …

Ratings from this Issue

92
points

Romeo y Julieta Churchill

Issue Date: September 1, 1995
Romeo y Julieta Churchill
91
points

Punch Churchill

Issue Date: September 1, 1995
Punch Churchill
90
points

Bolivar Corona Gigante

Issue Date: September 1, 1995
Bolivar Corona Gigante
90
points

Don Juan Churchill

Issue Date: September 1, 1995
Don Juan Churchill

Up Front

The President Celebrates With Cigars

The President Celebrates With Cigars

President Clinton got it right in May. According to the White House, when Air Force Captain Scott O'Grady was rescued in a daring raid inside Bosnia, National Security adviser …

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin, I am a police officer in Southern California. Approximately two years ago, I was forced to shoot and kill a mentally deranged woman who was attacking my …

The Good Life

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