Winter 95/96
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Tom Selleck • Winter 95/96

Features

A Star Returns

A Star Returns

He doesn't look like Magnum anymore. Tom Selleck, 50 years old, emerges from the breakfast room at the elegant Carlyle Hotel on Manhattan's Upper East Side, right …

Le Grand V'efour, Paris

Le Grand V'efour, Paris

It is perhaps the most beautiful restaurant in Paris; it is also one of the oldest. Napoleon dined there with his Josephine, Jean-Paul Sartre with Simone de Beauvoir. Other …

Locke-Ober, Boston

Locke-Ober, Boston

You travel back in time when you walk into Locke-Ober. This venerable Boston landmark has maintained a reputation for elegant continental cuisine and old world service since its …

The Capital Grille, Washington, D.C.

The Capital Grille, Washington, D.C.

When The Capital Grille opened its thick, bevel-edged glass doors last November, the Republicans were reclaiming Congress for the first time in decades. With its politically …

Samuel Clemens and His Cigars

Samuel Clemens and His Cigars

Samuel Clemens, known to the world as Mark Twain,was the legendary author of such iconic works as Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. He was also one of the world's most famous cigar …

In the Trenches

In the Trenches

It's another 40-play morning in training camp "prison," and as the relentless Miami heat takes a toll on young players, Mean Joe Greene prowls the sidelines, barking out …

The Grand Old Man of Poker

The Grand Old Man of Poker

If you were to encounter Johnny Moss outside his natural element, away from the milieu in which he normally operates, he might strike you as a harmless, slightly dotty old man. …

Painting the Town

Painting the Town

He gets off the elevator on the wrong floor. Wearing paint-splattered orange cotton shorts, a spotless white shirt--collar up and top three buttons open--slouchy gray gym socks …

Fairmont Hotel, Chicago

Fairmont Hotel, Chicago

Good hotels convey a distinctive character to their guests. Some have Old World charm. Some are homey. Some project a twenty-first century, hi-tech efficiency. Some are just …

Hotel Bela Vista, Macau

Hotel Bela Vista, Macau

For the two centuries before the British set foot in Asia, the Portuguese colony of Macau was Europe's gateway to China. But with the establishment of Hong Kong a short distance …

The Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, Florida

The Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, Florida

The Biltmore Hotel rises from the verdant flames of Coral Gables like a mirage, a towering fortress standing firm against the hurrying subtropical sky. Just minutes from …

The Way We Were

The Way We Were

Think back. Try to remember a birthday back in your childhood. Try to remember wanting a particular toy with a passion that burned like the sun-baked chrome of your Schwinn. You …

A Captain's Berth

A Captain's Berth

One man wants to replace his "old lady." The other was simply looking for more power. For Prince Charles and his coterie of advisers, a drama affecting the entire British …

Bordeaux's Finest

Bordeaux's Finest

My tongue feels like old cotton balls. My teeth are stained black from the wine's deep purple essence. My senses are slightly numbed by a day-long assault of alcohol and young …

Speakeasies for Cigar Smokers

Speakeasies for Cigar Smokers

The great inventor, Thomas A. Edison, smoked 20 cigars a day. The Prussian statesman, Prince Otto von Bismarck, creator of the German empire, smoked more than 100,000 cigars in …

High Speed Dreams

High Speed Dreams

Everybody dreams of spending his fortune differently. Some people fantasize about building collections of art or wine or miniature soldiers. Some plan to acquire acres of land on …

Golfing in Paradise

Golfing in Paradise

If golf is a game that at its best celebrates sport in a natural environment, then the Jack Nicklaus-designed Cabo del Sol course at the southernmost end of Baja California is a …

The Partagas Family

The Partagas Family

Ernesto Lopez, the manager of the Partagas factory in Havana, gazed across the smoke-filled ballroom of the Meliá Cohiba hotel and grinned contentedly. The room was filled with …

Heavenly Strings

Heavenly Strings

To evoke the wonders of what transpires when a bow touches the strings of a Stradivari violin, musicians speak of the sound and tone in terms of light and dark; of color, texture, …

Tailors in the Office

Tailors in the Office

"When it comes to the fittings, I usually end up standing on the coffee table," he said. Perhaps I should explain. When you are a busy executive, and don't have the …

Diamonds in the Rough

Diamonds in the Rough

It was the end of the workday at the diamond sorting house in Kimberley, South Africa. The sorters, weary from a day of peering at piles of rough diamonds, made their way out …

The Treasure Hunters

The Treasure Hunters

Clyde Hensley planes through the mangrove shallows, the stern of his open-air Pursuit weighed down by two sleek 200-horsepower outboards gunned full throttle. "You're going to be …

Cigars

Nights to Remember: A Hollywood Celebration

Nights to Remember: A Hollywood Celebration

The stars came out in Hollywood on Monday, October 16, to honor Marvin R. Shanken, the editor and publisher of Cigar Aficionado magazine. The event, "Hollywood Salutes Marvin R. …

Cigar Furniture

Cigar Furniture

When Your Cigar Collection Outgrows Your Tabletop Humidor's Capacity, It May Be Time for the Next Level

Young Aficionados

Young Aficionados

Cigar Smoking Is Hot with the Twentysomething Crowd, Which Agrees: It Is More Than a Fad

Cigars, Cutthroats and Cycles

Cigars, Cutthroats and Cycles

The seven men formed a shadowy circle amid the dense pine trees in the Idaho high country, faces profiled by the campfire, minds lulled by the rushing waters of nearby Moose …

Pedro Perez—Former President, Tabacalera

Pedro Perez—Former President, Tabacalera

A talk with the man behind Tabacalera, Spain's $7 billion tobacco company.

Cigar Kings

Cigar Kings

The Rolando Reyes family relies on time and traditional techniques to make Cuba Aliados cigars in Honduras.

Ratings from this Issue

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Montecristo No. 2

Issue Date: December 1, 1995
Montecristo No. 2
92
points

Fuente Fuente OpusX PerfecXion No. 2

Issue Date: December 1, 1995
Fuente Fuente OpusX PerfecXion No. 2
90
points

Signature Collection Torpedo

Issue Date: December 1, 1995
Signature Collection Torpedo
90
points

Puros Indios Piramide No. 2

Issue Date: December 1, 1995
Puros Indios Piramide No. 2

Up Front

Opening the Door to Cuba

Opening the Door to Cuba

The Clinton administration did a courageous thing in early October. It took advantage of a clause in the Cuban Democracy Act of 1992 that calls for more people-to-people contact …

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin, I am writing to thank you for the wonderful time that I had at the New York Big Smoke held on May 25th at the Marriott Marquis. Being a veteran of the U.S. …

The Good Life

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