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3003, 2017

Springtime Feasts Call for Epic Cuts of Meat

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Leg of Lamb Roasted Over Potato-Onion Gratin Active Time: 1 hour Total Time: 4 hours Serves: 12 Pat dry a 6½ pound leg of lamb. Smash 3 cloves garlic into a paste and rub paste all over lamb. Rub olive oil all over the leg, then generously season [...]

3003, 2017

The Wildest Wildlife Vacation in Africa

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AT ABOUT 6:45 A.M., an army-green, open-sided safari truck screeched into the driveway of my hotel in Goma, a city built on lava rock in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A young man with dreadlocks jumped down to greet me. Our destination: Virunga National Park, one of the [...]

3003, 2017

4 Ways to Instantly Update Your Wardrobe for Spring

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DRIVEN BY both a lack of excessive disposable income and a fear of amassing too much stuff, I’ve always been a strategic and minimal shopper. It’s rarely easy. I agonize over the decisions, revisiting various pieces of designer clothing and accessories to determine whether each is “The One.” [...]

3003, 2017

Townhouse in Boston's Back Bay Seeks $15.75 Million

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A renovated townhouse in Boston’s Back Bay is going on the market for $15.75 million, making it one of the city’s priciest listings. The red brick-and-brownstone townhouse, built in the late 1800s, measures about 9,100 square feet and is spread over five stories plus a finished basement, according [...]

3003, 2017

Think of London's Hottest New Hotel as an “Urban Resort”

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NICK JONES IS KEEN to stress the difference between his latest, sprawling project in London and Soho House, the globe-spanning, exclusive club he founded there in 1995. This time, he’s aiming to appeal to more than just an elite few. “The Ned is for everyone,” Jones repeats several [...]

3003, 2017

Luxury in the Jungles of Costa Rica

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How do you build a luxury home in the middle of the jungle? “The secret,” says Donald Loria Prendas, an architect who designs high-end homes in Costa Rica’s Nosara, “is lots of glass.” In this beachside town, popular with yogis and surfers, homeowners “want to have a sensation [...]

3003, 2017

Huge Art In Small Rooms: The Design Insiders' Trick

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BUT WHERE will I put it?” you ask yourself as your heart swells with desire for a painting you’re not even sure will squeeze through your front door. And then the chorus of hoary truisms joins in: “It’ll overwhelm the room.” “You’ll never get away from it.” Well, [...]

3003, 2017

Luxury Homeowners Build Rooms to Show Off Trophies

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The head of an African elephant is mounted above the bar. Taxidermied lions, expertly arranged in natural poses, are gathered around the sofa, while an ostrich and rhinoceros survey the scene from above. Paul Ray Geiger Jr. spent about $600,000 to build this 2,500-square-foot building dedicated to his [...]

3003, 2017

Gems Plus 500 Hours Equal a Unique Watch

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PARIS — In 2013, Christian Selmoni of Vacheron Constantin was in the midst of doing what is part of an artistic director’s job at a watchmaking house: getting ready to abandon a project that wasn’t living up to the initial idea. The endeavor in question was a métiers [...]

3003, 2017

What Fantasy Tells Us About Baseball's Reality

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Fantasy baseball often serves as a barometer of talent before Opening Day. Last year, more Chicago Cubs were selected in high-stakes leagues than players from any other team. The Cubs, of course, later proved they had the best players in reality too. So what can we decipher about [...]

2903, 2017

Wayne Newton Is Ready for Some Football

By | March 29th, 2017|0 Comments

The man they call Mr. Las Vegas has seen pretty much everything in his glittery desert town. “When I came here in the late 1950s and the ‘60s, it was the star policy for entertainment,” Wayne Newton said. “Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Elvis, Bobby Darin and on and [...]

2903, 2017

At Baselworld, Luxury Timepieces Detect a Slowdown

By | March 29th, 2017|0 Comments

BASEL, Switzerland — Strapped into a cockpit-style seat, eyes peering through heavy black goggles, you can almost feel the G-force as you hurtle down the bobsled run, seat rattling and shoulders slamming as you tilt through violent twists and turns. As soon as you catch your breath, you’re [...]

2903, 2017

Here's What the New Waldorf Will Look Like

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The architectural design team restoring the Waldorf Astoria hotel aims to be painstakingly precise. When it comes to the color of the bricks, there is only one option: Waldorf gray. For the last year, a team at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP has been diving into architectural archives, [...]

2903, 2017

Can You Judge a Wine By the Size of the Winery?

By | March 29th, 2017|0 Comments

A WINE SNOB’S philosophy might be summed up in six words: Big is bad, small is good. From winemakers who tout the tininess of their yields to retailers, sommeliers and collectors who wield the “boutique” word, small is a synonym for quality. Big, on the other hand, is [...]