Weekend Sojourn: Boots like You’ve Never Had in Your Life! Custom-Made by Casa Fagliano

There’s custom made and then there’s bespoke custom made. Then, there is Casa Fagliano, located just outside the city of Buenos Aires in Hurlingham. This 120 year old company goes above and beyond what anyone is used to, relying on old-world craftsmanship and traditions. Established in 1892, this family-owned business, now in its fifth generation,…

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Weekend Sojourn: April Fools’ Day Origins and Riddles

References to something akin to “April Fools’ Day” can be found as early as 1392 – when a passage in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales refers to a trickery played by a fox on a certain day.  Some interpreted that day to be April 1, though others argue this is an erroneous date and April Fools’ Day…

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Weekend Sojourn: Watch Facts for Vintage and Pre-owned Watch Lovers

You’ve heard of carfax – the place to go to find out all about that previously owned vehicle you are thinking of buying? Well, for watch lovers, now there is WatchFacts.  WatchFacts has been formed as an information technology company focused on developing and providing information for the luxury watch industry on a digital platform.  WatchFacts.com employs…

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Weekend Sojourn: Celebrating the Oscars

Photo courtesy of WireImageOscar weekend—stars, jewels, gowns and glitter.  For many it’s about who wins tonight. For others, it’s about what they wear to the  Oscars and on stage.  Last night Chopard – jeweler to the stars – and the Weinstein Company celebrated the 2012 Academy Awards with a star-studded pre-Oscars soirée.  As Official Partner…

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Weekend Sojourn: Spy Tools — 007 Brings the Best Back in Skyfall

In the soon-to-be-released James Bond movie “Skyfall,” the famed Agent 007 brings his true loves to light again. While the women of the movie, we know, will be spectacular, the stars are the spy tools – the Aston Martin DB5 (which novelist Ian Fleming included in Bond books as far back as Goldfinger and Thunderball),…

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Weekend Sojourn: “Tourbillon” cufflinks, the sophisticated fashion statement

Symbolizing a certain subtle refinement in modern man’s dress codes, cufflinks emerged at the dawn of the 17th century. They were an indication of social rank and allowed gentlemen of that era to out-rival one another in their originality. To this day, cufflinks celebrate individuality and personal statement.  TF Est. 1968 is a Swiss brand…

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