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Jul/Aug 97
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Claudia Schiffer • Jul/Aug 97

Features

Claudia Schiffer, A Model Life

Claudia Schiffer, A Model Life

As Cigar Aficionado magazine approaches 20 years in print, we are taking a look back at some of the most memorable stories we have published over the years. In this step …

Anthony's Pier 4, Boston

Anthony's Pier 4, Boston

The warm foyer is bustling on a Saturday night. A small moat separates the entrance from the vast dining room, and diners must walk across a small bridge covered by a crimson …

Patroon, New York City

Patroon, New York City

The power dining scene in New York rarely shifts. The Regency Hotel for breakfast, the Four Seasons restaurant for lunch, The '21' Club for dinner are as essential dining spots …

Acquired Tastes: Aperitifs

Acquired Tastes: Aperitifs

Dale DeGroff's friend John was in a quandary. "He called me up in desperation!" DeGroff exclaims. "He needed a new drink. He wanted to lay off the Scotch and drink something …

Bargaining the Brimfield Way

Bargaining the Brimfield Way

A convoy of trucks lines Massachusetts' Route 20. The vehicles overflow with belongings that once knew homes. Having traveled for miles, the drivers must now construct makeshift …

Fashion: High-Tech Tradition

Fashion: High-Tech Tradition

"I always had a fondness for tweeds, like my father and grandfather, but I wore mine a trifle more loosely and casually than they."   --The Duke of Windsor, Windsor …

Internal Compulsion: Model Car Maker Andy Mathews

Internal Compulsion: Model Car Maker Andy Mathews

He spent six days, 21 hours a day, crawling around the floor of Williams Grand Prix Engineering car factory in England. He took photographs of every last washer and screw of a …

Over Seas Odds

Over Seas Odds

It's as easy as buying a fruit basket. You pick up the phone, dial a toll-free number that connects you to an office in a faraway land, give the nice man on the other end …

Pearls: Gems of the Ocean

Pearls: Gems of the Ocean

It was 1917, and Pierre Cartier was feeling cramped in his floor- through digs at 712 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. At the same time, Mrs. Morton F. Plant, wife of a New York banker, …

Playing Through A Revolution: Golf in Williamsburg

Playing Through A Revolution: Golf in Williamsburg

More than 200 years after being unceremoniously ousted from America, the British may be getting a measure of revenge as one of their homegrown games invades a storied corner of …

Beneath The Waves

Beneath The Waves

The stingrays were intimidating, despite all the assurances of my safety. With wingspans up to six feet across and a long barbed tail, one was frightening, but when a dozen …

It's Only Rock & Roll, But I'll Buy It

It's Only Rock & Roll, But I'll Buy It

Man, it was unbelievable. Two hours before the show was set to start, the line wrapped around the block. It didn't matter that this was yet another cold San Francisco night. There …

Perfect Match

Perfect Match

Back in the days when advertising was mainly word-of-mouth, cast members from the Mendelson Opera Company conceived a unique, and diminutive, way to let people know about their …

A Major Love Affair

A Major Love Affair

On any soft, steamy late afternoon the miniature menaces of Sea Island, Georgia, come searching for sustenance. The gnats and the no-see-ums, infinitesimal bloodsucking …

Delano, Miami Beach, Florida

Delano, Miami Beach, Florida

I've seen it all," says Matthew Green, an assistant manager at the Delano hotel on Miami's South Beach. "Oprah, Madonna, Calvin Klein, you name it." You might expect the accompany…

Cigars

Great Moments

Great Moments

Back in Covington, Tennessee, about 45 miles northeast of Memphis, my granddaddy always had a big, fat old cigar shoved in the side of his mouth. My grandma didn't much care for …

Happy Birthday, Cohiba

Happy Birthday, Cohiba

Nearly 800 Cigar Aficionados Gather in Havana to Celebrate 30 Years of Cohiba Cigars

The Dominican Cigar Explosion

The Dominican Cigar Explosion

With 1996 Cigar Exports up 70.9 Percent to About 140 Million, Cigarmakers in the Dominican Republic Have Shifted into High Gear

Butlers, Washington, D.C.

Butlers, Washington, D.C.

In a part of town that many businesses hope will soon be the transplanted heart of Washington, D.C., the managers of the Grand Hyatt Hotel are already celebrating with Butlers--Th…

On a High Note

On a High Note

Operatic supertenor Luciano Pavarotti enjoys a fine cigar.

New World Man

New World Man

A mass of contradictions wrapped in an enigma, businessman/impresario/bon vivante David Tang seems singularly poised to deal with whatever Hong Kong's future brings.

An Interview with Stanford Newman

An Interview with Stanford Newman

Chairman, J.C. Newman Cigar Co., Tampa, Florida, the owners of Cuesta-Rey and Diamond Crown cigars.

The Padron Family: A Nicaraguan Legacy

The Padron Family: A Nicaraguan Legacy

Despite Wars in Nicaragua and Bombings in Miami, Jose Padrón Has Built a Thriving Cigar Business

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Ashton Cabinet Selection No. 10

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Vegas Robaina Clasico

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Vegas Robaina Famosos

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Up Front

Bad Science, Bad Laws

Bad Science, Bad Laws

Just when you thought it was time for cigar smokers to relax a little bit and enjoy the newfound popularity of their pastime, along comes an insidious assault that would effective…

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin, I have been a serious marathon runner for 14 years and a cigar smoker for five. While there may be some who find this combination to be incongruous, I do not. …

The Good Life

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