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The Swank List

The Swank List Winter 2016

La Chine Afternoon Chinese Tea at Waldorf Astoria New York La Chine is an authentic culinary journey through China, inspired by a desire to showcase the true depth of the country’s cuisine. The dishes exquisitely articulate the complexity of Chinese flavors while the finesse of French inspiration adds to the singularity of the La Chine […]

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Swank List Fall 2016

Admired for its long tradition of gracious hospitality inspired by local cuisine and culture, Relais & Chateaux presents The Art of Entertaining. The stunning coffee table cookery book called the The Art of Entertaining brings to life 17 seasonal parties with world-renowned food and cocktail recipes (including entertaining tricks, menus, flowers, table settings etc) from 85 Relais &...

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The Swank List Summer 2016

Our top 151) Devotees of the novel and film Perfume understand the passionate intensity bordering on obsession in the fragrance industry. Rome’s Arte Profumi is a jewel box boutique, dedicated to crafting soigné sensuous scents, displayed almost fetishistically, as contemporary olfactory artworks. Our fave? Fumoir, redolent of cigars and cognac: an explosion of peppercorn, leather, […]

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Our Top 21, A-to-Z (Spring 2016)

South Africa is celebrated for safaris and Stellenbosch wines, not spirits, but Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky beautifully channels Scotland’s national drink. Warm amber hue, toasted nut and tropical fruit aromas, satin-smooth and spicy on the palate: You’d swear you were in the Scottish Highlands not the Capelands. $29.99

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