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The Write Stuff


The Write Stuff

A dip into the world of luxurious fountain pens.

Sohm looks at the color and how fine the mousse is — the fine streams of bubbles — a sign of great quality.

Wine and Spirits

How to Drink Grower Champagne

Legendary sommelier Aldo Sohm on rarer bubbles.

Tonga Room, San Francisco.

Wine and Spirits

The Sweet Escape

On the enduring allure of the tiki bar.

Manhattan's Ritz-Carlton, on Central Park South—the hotel that offers aromatherapy for dogs—has gone above and beyond once again: Lawrence Lewis, formerly at Cartier and Harry Winston and now the New York connection for jeweler Alberto Repossi, is the on-site gemologist. Poised to visit guests' rooms anytime with a selection of finished pieces (like the pin above), Lewis also consults with those who have a stone they would like set or who want to work something up from scratch. One client recently had Lewis deliver roses to his girlfriend's room along with a custom-made 3.5-carat diamond heart brooch—at 3 a.m. Rates, $650-$12,000. At 50 Central Park South; 212-308-9100;

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