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Loched and Loaded
Stephanie Davis Smith | May 10, 2013

The inky opaque waters of Loch Ness are as deep as the surrounding mountains are steep and as dark as Scotland’s signature black pudding and the murky walls of Stirling Castle after sunset. But the island itself is not a dark place...

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Cuts Above
Brian Dukerschein | May 10, 2013

Everyone knows bespoke is as good as it gets when it comes to quality, but unlike haute couture the term isn’t regulated. How do you define it?
In the original days ‘bespoke’ meant that the fabric had been...

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In Range
Nate Chapnick | May 10, 2013

Born from the desire to create an SUV that’s as capable on the road as it is refined, the Range Rover Sport became an instant hit when it debuted in the United States some seven years ago. Today, Land Rover readies the next generation of its high-performance...

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Grant Slam
George Bulanda | May 10, 2013

Summertime, and the listening is easy—sometimes too easy. Familiar chestnuts like Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue typically fill the air at outdoor symphonic festivals, with the result that...

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London Calling
George Bulanda | May 10, 2013

Point, click, proceed to checkout.

Convenient but bereft of sensory experience, online shopping would make Harry Gordon Selfridge’s well-waxed mustache droop in disappointment.

His retail philosophy was to indulge customers,...

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Fast Company
Michael Austin | May 10, 2013

Here is the beauty of the Mac, aside from it being the world’s oldest annual freshwater race: The record finish time set in 1911 wasn’t broken until 1987. The very first Chicago to Mackinac race was held in 1898 when five sailboats—...

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Glass House
Kelsey Peters | March 4, 2013

You’re not going to find David Schwimmer blowing up the Twittersphere, checking in on Facebook or Instagramming every adorable pic of his daughter Cleo.

“I’m not big into social media,” he says. “I don’t know how...

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Smoke Houses
Lisa Shames | March 4, 2013

If you want to start a debate, forget politics or religion. Instead ask a group of people what they think is the best regional American barbecue—say, Kansas City-style versus that of North Carolina or Memphis—and stand back. Want to add more...

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Gold Rush!
Matt Lee | March 4, 2013

We’re sitting in the hot tub drinking a nice glass of wine when we see a bear.

OK, that’s not exactly what happens: In fact, my housemate, a friend of ours and I are sitting in the hot tub on our deck at the Resort at Paws Up ranch in...

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The Man, the Myth!
Jenn Thornton | March 4, 2013

Casting actor Eric Bana as the promotional campaign frontman for its brawny new blend Man Extreme marks a genuine coup d’état for Bulgari. After all, although the native Australian has inhabited a host of roles, he is perhaps best known...

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Decked Out!
Nate Chapnick | March 4, 2013

From the Vikings setting sail more than a thousand years ago to its medieval merchant cog-ship armadas, Sweden’s fate has always been inextricably tied to the open water. Perhaps it was destiny, then, that it was the country of origin for bespoke boat...

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The Reel Thing
Matt Lee | March 4, 2013

Far more than just a luxury fishing charter, the success of Captain John Oberman’s boat, the Diazepam, also tells a story of our city and beloved lake.

Forty years ago, a service such as Oberman’s, which takes anglers out from Montrose...

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