Owen Wilson leaned on Broadway's James & Sons Tobacconists to help his character look more authentic. "I smoke a pipe in the movie, and I've never smoked a pipe before, or even cigarettes," Wilson says. "So I hung around in there for a couple of days. The guy helped me out with some little pointers so it looked believable that I was someone familiar with a pipe."


Last year's Overdress to Impress attendees stopped traffic as they made their way from Bocage to Salt and Char. (Rachel McNair/The Content Agency)

Overdress to Impress Returns to Salt & Char March 23

Our most fabulous party of the year is back and better than ever.

Start planning your outfits now, Saratoga. Overdress to Impress, presented by Keeler Motor Car Company with cosponsors N. Fox Jewelers and California Closets, is back and better than ever. Missed last year’s inaugural event? Here’s what to expect: 👗 Saratoga’s…

Before becoming the patron saint of Saratoga Race Course, Richard T. Wilson enjoyed success in his father's banking house and served as new York's commissioner of municipal statistics prior to the incorporation of the five boroughs. (National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame)

Track Star: Richard T. Wilson, Jr.

How an early Saratoga Racing Association president and namesake of the track’s notable Wilson Chute paved the way for a golden era of racing at the Spa.

In every story—horse racing or otherwise—there’s a hero and there’s a villain. In this story, the hero is Richard T. Wilson, Jr., who led the restoration of Saratoga Race Course to its…

SWC President Maxine Lindig Lautenberg, Saratoga Cup Race Director and Co-VP of Racing Karolina Quinn and SWC Head Coach and five-time Olympian Amy Peterson-Peck.

The Saratoga Winter Club Is Up To Speed

For the first time in its 135-year history, the club, which has trained eight Olympic speed skaters, is helmed entirely by women. 

Maxine Lautenberg spends most of her days around the ice. With slate gray hair and thick-rimmed glasses, she exudes a coolness and poise that betrays her busy schedule as president of a…

Architect Michael Phinney says the dark façade of 73 Union is unique for a Victorian. (Elizabeth Haynes)

Haute Property: Phinney Design Group’s Mansion Makeover

After a two-year restoration, this 1884 Queen Anne Victorian is as good as—and maybe even better than—new.

As an architect, Michael Phinney spends a lot of his time working on new, state-of-the-art buildings that utilize the latest and greatest sustainable building methods. But sometimes an old house comes along…

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