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Sports: Golf Camps

Sports: Golf Camps

A sliced tee-shot, coupled with a deep-throated moan of frustration, was all too familiar to Dan Ackerson, the president of MCI Telecommunications Inc. Like so many of America's …

March 1, 1993
Hotel Bel-Air Cap Ferrat, Cote d'Azur, France

Hotel Bel-Air Cap Ferrat, Cote d'Azur, France

Can a Golden Age be revisited? Very rarely, but yes. To turn back to the blazing blue glory days of the French Riviera, all you have to do is turn your back to its overbuilt …

March 1, 1993
Hotel Savoy, London

Hotel Savoy, London

The Savoy has a way of making any visitor to the United Kingdom feel at home. Turn off the Strand onto the short forecourt of the hotel (known to London cabbies as the banjo, …

March 1, 1993
Jumby Bay, Antigua, West Indies

Jumby Bay, Antigua, West Indies

The faint buzz of construction workers from someone's new villa is heard. That's it. Silence pervades across the white sands. Beyond a bushy tangle of sea grapes, the beach curves …

March 1, 1993
Carre des Feuillants, Paris

Carre des Feuillants, Paris

More than any other grand Parisian chef, Alain Dutournier is a man with firm roots in the countryside. A native of France's fertile Southwest, Dutournier brings the best ingredien…

December 1, 1992
Girardet, Crissier, Switzerland

Girardet, Crissier, Switzerland

Sixteen years ago, The New York Times called Frédy Girardet "The World's Greatest New Chef." This and other accolades made the Swiss cook famous. Like pilgrims flocking to a …

December 1, 1992
Le Cirque, New York City

Le Cirque, New York City

The small black and white striped awning doesn't intrude over the sidewalk of East 65 Street. Instead, the umbrella-shaped cupola hugs the stone walls of the Mayfair Regent …

December 1, 1992
Champagne

Champagne

On November 11, 1945, Sir Winston Churchill was given a hero's welcome in Paris as he rode down the Champs Elysées with General Charles de Gaulle. At lunch that day, the 70-year-o…

December 1, 1992
Casa de Campo, La Romana, Dominican Republic

Casa de Campo, La Romana, Dominican Republic

The faraway pulse of Dominican merengue music sends a soft siren's call to dance the tropical night away. But the smooth bubbling of the Jacuzzi's water jets, and the distant …

December 1, 1992