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A Classic Martini

Wine and Spirits

A Classic Martini

A drink from New York City’s Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle Hotel

The Perfect Cup

Food and Drink

The Perfect Cup

Terra Kaffe’s espresso machine elevates your morning ritual with the press of a...

Tonga Room, San Francisco.

Wine and Spirits

The Sweet Escape

On the enduring allure of the tiki bar.

"Each is like a blank canvas," explains Charla Buck as she points to one of the elaborate painted tabletops she creates at Reynière Workshop. The hand-carved bases and tabletops are inspired by 18th-century furniture designs, and Buck then hand-paints classical decorative motifs on top--as in St. Peter's Table, which features Roman scenes taken from an 1820 scagliola tabletop by Peter Della Valle. Afterwards, she applies a labor-intensive watergilt trim. The detailing here is so fine it takes a month to complete one piece. Custom commissions welcome. $6,000-$13,000. Call 914-774-1541.


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