May/Jun 97
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Features

Combustible Woods

Combustible Woods

The light-filled, newly finished kitchen in James Woods' Beverly Hills home is aglow with warm woods and hand-embossed copper. The six-burner cooktop stove rests in the granite …

Angelo and Maxie's Steakhouse, New York City

Angelo and Maxie's Steakhouse, New York City

To gauge the cigar friendliness of Angelo and Maxie's Steakhouse, you need look no farther than inside the front door. There, you'll find an outlet of Hampton's Tobacco, a New …

Pied a Terre, London

Pied a Terre, London

Two men had just finished their meal in the dining room of one of London's most chic and intimate restaurants. They were drinking espressos and smoking Cohiba Robustos. They gazed …

A Jaguar With Bite: Britain's Classic Sports Car

A Jaguar With Bite: Britain's Classic Sports Car

We have set sail for France, a priceless cargo in our hold. Twenty-seven rare, D-type racers heading for a reunion of sorts. As the ferry pulls into Calais, their engines cough, …

Life In The Fast Lane: Vintage Auto Racing

Life In The Fast Lane: Vintage Auto Racing

Within the religion of auto racing, Bill Mazzoni has just committed a mortal sin. The sacred ethos of this sport, recorded in some yellowing book of rpms now nearly a century …

Making The Cut: Cigar Cutters

Making The Cut: Cigar Cutters

  "[Count Mippipopolous] took out a heavy pigskin cigar-case.... He cut off the end of his cigar with a gold cutter he wore on the end of his watch-chain. 'I like a cigar to …

Striking A Chord: Used Pianos

Striking A Chord: Used Pianos

Chances are there's a piano lurking somewhere in your childhood--maybe it was in the music room in grade school or in your grandmother's front parlor. But though we may be …

Stuck On Stamps

Stuck On Stamps

The "Ugly Duckling" was about to be auctioned off, and as an overflow crowd streamed into a Geneva gallery last November, a palpable sense of tension filled the hall. …

The Complete Wardrobe

The Complete Wardrobe

Long gone are the days when an English gentleman would sit with his tailor in the back office and discuss the coming season's wardrobe over a glass of Sherry and a digestive …

The Secret Life Of A Bookie

The Secret Life Of A Bookie

In big cities, bookmakers are almost as common as barbers. Their "offices" range from the top floors of sleek office buildings to kitchen tables or even telephone booths. The best …

The World's Best Hats

The World's Best Hats

There is an old joke about a man obsessed with finding the world's best Bavarian creme pie. He travels to the finest bakeries in Vienna, Salzburg and throughout the Black …

Golfing with the Guru

Golfing with the Guru

Standing on the 18th tee of your favorite golf course, you survey the fairway stretching into the distance, and you smile. You've had one of those rare, great days on the links, …

Master Of The Horn

Master Of The Horn

The setting might change--the New Morning Club in Paris, Ronnie Scott's in London, Carnegie Hall in New York or the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles--but the routine was always the …

Java Lust

Java Lust

It was early January and John Martinez had just come back from a trip to the Big Island of Hawaii to make sure his source of Kona coffee was secure. The specialty coffee world had …

El San Juan Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico

El San Juan Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico

There may be no lobby more grand, more beckoning, more exciting than the lobby of El San Juan. After check-in you might well find yourself just sitting on one of the sumptuous …

Mount Nelson Hotel, Capetown, South Africa

Mount Nelson Hotel, Capetown, South Africa

My God, they've given you the maids' rooms!" So said Graham Viney, the noted South African interior designer when he learned we were staying on the fourth (and top) floor of …

Fame Jam

Fame Jam

Wedges of half-eaten cheesecake form a circle in front of the people seated at the round table inside Madison Square Garden's Suite 200. As he walks in, David Falk quickly …

Cigars

Great Moments

Great Moments

One person's torrid hell is another person's heaven. I'm deep in the deepest jungle of Borneo, with a full box of Davidoff's finest rolled tobacco aboard Team USA's ever trusty …

Grand Yankee

Grand Yankee

Brooklyn-Bred Joe Torre steers the Yankees to a world championship, overcoming personnel troubles and personal trauma.

An Interview with Ernesto Perez-Carrillo

An Interview with Ernesto Perez-Carrillo

Owner, El Credito Cigar Co., makers of La Gloria Cubana, La Hoja Selecta, El Rico Habano and Dos Gonzales cigars.

The First Family of Tobacco

The First Family of Tobacco

For decades, the Oliva family of Tampa, Florida, has been supplying tobacco to many of the world's top makers of premium cigars.

Ratings from this Issue

94
points

Partagas Serie D No. 4

Issue Date: June 1, 1997
Partagas Serie D No. 4
93
points

Padrón Magnum

Issue Date: June 1, 1997
Padrón  Magnum
92
points

Montecristo No. 2

Issue Date: June 1, 1997
Montecristo No. 2
91
points
Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Diplomatico

Up Front

Scare Tactics

Scare Tactics

What's gotten into the anti-cigar folks? They were once content to yell at us on the street, make ugly faces at us in bars, demand we extinguish our cigars in smoking sections and …

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin, In 28 years of smoking cigars, I have had manygood times. I am proud to have followed the ups and downs of a great American industry. I have smoked cigars to …

The Good Life

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