Spring 96
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Matt Dillon • Spring 96

Features

Rebel with a Cause

Rebel with a Cause

It's Halloween night in New York City. Matt Dillon is cruising down Fifth Avenue toward Soho in a white stretch limousine. The 31-year-old actor peers through the tinted windows …

The Restaurant Marco Pierre White, London

The Restaurant Marco Pierre White, London

Paris has perfect restaurants. So does New York. But it is difficult to find one in London, where all the well-known gastronomic temples seem to have their pitfalls. Either the …

Dressing to the Nines

Dressing to the Nines

There was a time when every town of respectable size and culture had a reputable haberdasher, tailor and possibly a campus shop. Today, they've been largely replaced by the …

Automobile Art

Automobile Art

On Sept. 15, 1951, New York's Museum of Modern Art presented a show that broke with tradition by recognizing the automobile as an art form. Called simply "Eight Automobiles," the …

Shark Attack

Shark Attack

The poker room at The Mirage in Las Vegas is one of those great democratic institutions that pays no heed to race, religion, creed or social pedigree. It doesn't matter here if …

Great Moments

Great Moments

My younger son was suspended from his private middle school for selling cigars on campus. That's not necessarily a bad thing. I am a cigar smoking mother who has been …

Martini Madness

Martini Madness

The Martini is a cocktail distilled from the wink of a platinum blonde, the sweat of a polo horse, the blast of an ocean liner's horn, the Chrysler building at sunset, a lost Cole …

Cover Art

Cover Art

Bookbinders have always been an audacious bunch. Herb Weitz--Manhattan's, and arguably America's, most exclusive bookbinder--is no exception. The sign in the window of Weitz, …

Scotland: The Eden of Golf

Scotland: The Eden of Golf

Standing on the first tee of the Old Course at St. Andrews, the wind in your face and the Royal and Ancient Clubhouse to your back, the hand trembles and the mind races as you …

Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles

Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles

In the early part of this century, the hilly area of Los Angeles that is now Bel-Air was just a real estate developer's dream. In 1922, Alonzo E. Bell built Bel-Air as an …

Sounds of the Caribbean

Sounds of the Caribbean

On a torrid Friday night in Havana, a 14-piece band plays brassy salsa riffs as sweaty but elegantly dressed couples show off their trickiest moves on a concrete basketball court …

The Colony, Longboat Key, Florida

The Colony, Longboat Key, Florida

It is possible sometimes to find cigar friendly venues in unlikely places. A tennis resort, for instance, doesn't readily spring to mind when you're seeking a cigar haven. But The …

Under Every Black Cloud

Under Every Black Cloud

In England, there are two opinions regarding the umbrella. One is that the umbrella is an indispensable fashion accessory that completes a gentleman's town attire. The other is …

The Landmark, London

The Landmark, London

The man seated next to me on the British Airways flight to London was complaining about the five-star hotel that awaited his arrival. "This will be my third stay there," he …

Millionaire's Memorabilia

Millionaire's Memorabilia

Bored with collecting Biedermeier? Blasé about baseball cards? Want to quit coins? If your answer is yes--heck, even if it's no--you'll probably be fascinated by a relatively new …

Tales of the Canvas

Tales of the Canvas

It's a sticky summer night at the Blue Horizon in North Philly. Outside this citadel of sweat a patron warns, "If you park your car, pay somebody to watch it." No matter. Didn't …

Cigars

The Man Behind the Mask

The Man Behind the Mask

From Acting to Directing, Cigars to Jazz, Actor Peter Weller Is a Man of Many Passions

Monte's, London

Monte's, London

Sloane Street is an unbroken chain of top luxury goods stores. Names like Versace, Armani, Bulgari, Cartier, Louis Vuitton and Prada peek out from the stylish windows along the …

A Star in Honduras

A Star in Honduras

The Makers of Astral and Don Tomas Cigars are Expanding Operations in Danlí

The Cuba Stalemate

The Cuba Stalemate

A Former State Department Expert on Cuba Calls the Embargo an Idea Whose Time Has Passed

Nicholas Freeman

Nicholas Freeman

Chairman, Hunters & Frankau

Mooching Cubans

Mooching Cubans

Requesting Free Havanas Takes Stealth, Diplomacy and a Healthy Lack of Shame

The Woman Behind Cohiba

The Woman Behind Cohiba

Cuba's First Female Cigar Factory Manager, Emilia Tamayo, Is Making Changes at El Laguito, Maker of Cohibas

The Loves of Lauren Hutton

The Loves of Lauren Hutton

Lauren Hutton, from Lunch Bunny to Supermodel Actress Turned Talk Show Host

Ratings from this Issue

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Juan Lopez Selección No. 1

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Juan Lopez Selección No. 1
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Cohiba Siglo V

Issue Date: March 1, 1996
Cohiba Siglo V
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Hoyo de Monterrey - Le Hoyo Series Le Hoyo Des Dieux
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Bolivar Belicosos Finos

Issue Date: March 1, 1996
Bolivar Belicosos Finos

Up Front

Let's Show That Cigar Lovers Care

Let's Show That Cigar Lovers Care

Recently, I received a letter from a reader suggesting that Cigar Aficionado magazine designate a charity so that he could make a donation to a worthy cause. It's a good idea. …

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin, As a teenage girl, I was often bemused with the dreams and plans of how I was going to fall in love. You know--the courtship, the roses, the letter sweater and …

The Good Life

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