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Jan/Feb 99
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John Travolta • Jan/Feb 99

Features

Class Acting

Class Acting

John Travolta is in very good spirits. After a long, hard day's shoot, he's now back in his private trailer, relaxing and getting ready to sit down for dinner. "Please…

X.O. Cafe, Providence, Rhode Island

X.O. Cafe, Providence, Rhode Island

Providence is home to more artists per capita than any other city in the United States, according to a survey by the Rhode Island Council for the Arts. Given the profusion of …

Marriott Plaza Hotel, Buenos Aires

Marriott Plaza Hotel, Buenos Aires

For most of this century, inviting someone to rendezvous at the bar of the Plaza Hotel in the heart of Buenos Aires has been the Argentine equivalent of "Meet me at the Ritz." …

The Tremont Hotel, Chicago, Illinois

The Tremont Hotel, Chicago, Illinois

When Mike Ditka, the coach of the New Orleans Saints, returns to his old Chicago haunts, he checks into the dignified Tremont, staying in a suite conveniently adjacent to his Iron …

Bejeweled History

Bejeweled History

It was a simple little brooch made of sapphires and diamonds, arranged to symbolize the flag of Argentina, but it had a unique provenance: it was originally owned by Eva Perón, …

Casting Call

Casting Call

The sun burns off the morning mist and slowly unveils the Andes, first the tan, crenellated foothills, then the purple, majestically craggy peaks. A red stag bellows and bolts …

Backgammon Hustler

Backgammon Hustler

He does not have a permanent address. But Simon Jones isn't hard to find. The presidential suite of the world's better hotels. The finest restaurants in Paris, London and …

Hawaii: A Rainbow of Golf

Hawaii: A Rainbow of Golf

Published January/February 1999 Fairways in the Mist Hawaii's Sublime Blend of Ocean, Cliffs, Desert and Lava Flows Offers a Pot of Golf at the End of the Rainbow …

Return of the Smoking Jacket

Return of the Smoking Jacket

Not so many years ago, the mention of the smoking jacket conjured up two vivid images: a brace of elderly fin-de-siècle gentlemen reading in their overstuffed easy chairs at the …

Bloodsport

Bloodsport

Jonah Lomu of New Zealand, a 6-foot, 5-inch behemoth of Tongan descent, has been called the greatest athlete alive. At 255 pounds, he covers 100 meters in 10.8 seconds. The Dallas …

Smoking on the Back Porch

Smoking on the Back Porch

Reclining in the porch swing, I spin my cigar between my thumb and forefinger--savoring its heft and the way it shines in the candlelight like fine leather. The night breeze …

A Portrait in Design

A Portrait in Design

Adam Tihany, architect and designer, is sitting in his office in New York's Greenwich Village, a Cuesta-Rey robusto in his hand. "What I really am," he says, "is a portrait …

The Paper Chase

The Paper Chase

Some men covet John F. Kennedy's rocking chair. Others pursue his golf clubs, books and letters. Then there are those who want a Camelot-era treasure with pure sex appeal, a …

Cigars

Lights! Camera! Cigars!

Lights! Camera! Cigars!

Actor Michael Lerner makes certain that in his many character roles, a cigar is often at hand.

Glorious George

Glorious George

A Century After His Birth, George Gershwin's Music--From "Summertime" to "Embraceable You," Rhapsody in Blue to Porgy and Bess--is Attracting New Generations of Fans

Tobacco Mecca

Tobacco Mecca

Indonesia's East Java Continues To Produce Fine Tobacco Despite its Troubled Economy

Interview: Frank Llaneza of Villazon

Interview: Frank Llaneza of Villazon

Frank Llaneza's love affair with cigars began more than 60 years ago. The president of Villazon & Co., a subsidiary of General Cigar Holdings Inc.

Ratings from this Issue

92
points

Cohiba Robusto

Issue Date: February 1, 1999
Cohiba Robusto
92
points
Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Diplomatico Maduro
91
points

Cohiba Esplendido

Issue Date: February 1, 1999
Cohiba Esplendido
91
points

H. Upmann Monarch

Issue Date: February 1, 1999
H. Upmann Monarch

Up Front

A New Threat in Senate

A New Threat in Senate

You probably haven't heard about Senate Bill 2625. We hadn't. It's titled the "Cigars Are Not A Safe Smoking Alternative Act," and its intent is to place greater restrictions on …

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin, As a cigar smoker for over 40 years, I have great joy in reading your fine magazine and especially reading "Out of the Humidor." It appears that cigar smokers …

The Good Life

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