May 2015

By Melanie Lieberman, May 29, 2015
This weekend, Morgans Hotel Group will launch their Creator’s Unconference: a series of workshops and panels developed in collaboration with General Assembly. The famously chic hotel brand and the educational institution are teaming up to present ...
By Courtney Kenefick, May 29, 2015
Coco Chanel once said, “Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.” Embodying this sentiment—and the couturier’s legacy—is the Ritz Carlton Paris. The iconic Place Vendôme hotel recently announced plans to open the Chanel au Ritz Pari...
By Melanie Lieberman, May 29, 2015
This month, JetBlue began serving the first rosé in the history of U.S. domestic air travel. A glass of the Lioco Indica is offered to those flying in the airline’s Mint class. Guests flying from JFK to LAX and SFO on this airline’s “egalitaria...
By Jacqueline Gifford, May 29, 2015
Cirque du Soleil, a circus-style spectacle populated by a troupe of 1,300 performers from over 50 countries, has gained millions of followers around the globe with its stunts. And now it’s expanding the brand’s footprint by opening a facility in t...
By Tom Austin, May 29, 2015
The success of Art Basel is proof that Miami never met an art party it didn’t like, and the aesthetic afterglow of last week’s events—the Pritzker Architecture Prize award ceremony and the debut of Maison & Objet Americas—has spilled over into Mia...
By Erika Owen, May 29, 2015
Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced an increase in the penalty airlines face for mishandling passenger luggage. Previously, airlines were responsible for reimbursing customers $3,400, but the amount will increa...
By Sarah Z. Wexler, May 29, 2015
By Erika Owen, May 29, 2015
The core concept behind Japan’s successful Muten Kurazushi Sushi Restaurants is something known as a food “bullet trains”—quick-moving conveyor belts that rocket your table’s choices right to your seat. This is, of course, after said selections we...
By Caroline Hallemann, May 29, 2015
To many travelers, the love locks covering the Pont des Arts symbolize eternal love. In reality, they’re an infrastructure nightmare, and the city of Paris has finally decided to remove them, for once and for all. From June 1-7, the city will b...
By Sarah Begley, May 29, 2015
Visitors to Disneyland and Disney World may find themselves paying more for entry to the parks on peak days during the summer, spring break and Christmas time. Walt Disney Co. sent out surveys to annual pass holders asking questions that sugges...
By Alexandra Marshall, May 29, 2015
Has it really been 15 years since the debut of the influential French blog Le Fooding? Dedicated to promoting the best young, indie chefs in Paris (and now all over France), it changed the restaurant game in one of the world’s most important food ...
By Caroline Hallemann, May 29, 2015
FUND: Flower House This October, an abandoned, decrepit house in Detroit will have one last hurrah, as part of an installation art piece by Lisa Waud. Taking inspiration from Dior’s 2012 F/W Haute Couture show, Waud, along with florists from ...
By Alexandra Marshall, May 29, 2015
In a world where small mountains of forgotten totes kick around the bottom of closets, does one need an artisanal canvas bag? In the case of the new French company L/Uniform, yes, ones does. The ultimate utility bag, it lives and dies on being ...
By Katie James, May 28, 2015
For Whitney Tingle and Danielle DuBoise, co-founders of the über-trendy organic meal delivery service Sakara Life, eating right—both at home and on the road—is an integral part of an overall healthy lifestyle. So when these Sedona-born entrepreneu...
By Erika Owen, May 28, 2015
On a trip from Singapore to Shanghai last week, a Singapore Airlines Airbus A330 lost power in both of its engines for approximately 30 minutes. In that time, the plane had dipped about 13,000 feet from its planned flying path. The plane ultimatel...
By Caroline Tell, May 28, 2015
By N/A, May 28, 2015
Honored as one of the world’s best airlines, Singapore Airlines' modern fleet covers 60 destinations in over 30 countries. In keeping with its reputation as an industry leader, it will unveil Premium Economy Class in 2015, giving discerning tra...
By Erika Owen, May 28, 2015
Cannes-winning photographer Vincent Laforet has a photo series that will have even the most well versed of Londoners experiencing their city in a whole new way. Laforet’s Air Series will eventually feature nighttime aerial views from four European...
By Erika Owen, May 28, 2015
Cannes-winning photographer Vincent Laforet has a photo series that will have even the most well versed of Londoners experiencing their city in a whole new way. Laforet’s Air Series will eventually feature nighttime aerial views from four European...
By Erika Owen, May 28, 2015
Cannes-winning photographer Vincent Laforet has a photo series that will have even the most well versed of Londoners experiencing their city in a whole new way. Laforet’s Air Series will eventually feature nighttime aerial views from four European...
By Erika Owen, May 28, 2015
Cannes-winning photographer Vincent Laforet has a photo series that will have even the most well versed of Londoners experiencing their city in a whole new way. Laforet’s Air Series will eventually feature nighttime aerial views from four European...
By Erika Owen, May 28, 2015
Cannes-winning photographer Vincent Laforet has a photo series that will have even the most well versed of Londoners experiencing their city in a whole new way. Laforet’s Air Series will eventually feature nighttime aerial views from four European...
By Erika Owen, May 28, 2015
Cannes-winning photographer Vincent Laforet has a photo series that will have even the most well versed of Londoners experiencing their city in a whole new way. Laforet’s Air Series will eventually feature nighttime aerial views from four European...
By Erika Owen, May 28, 2015
Understanding and using frequent flyer miles to their full extent might be one of the travel world’s greatest mysteries. Milez—an airline mile calculator—is hoping to make things a little easier on your brain and your wallet. Simply plug in you...
By Emily Mathieson, May 28, 2015
As the Chelsea Flower Show packs up for another year, visitors looking for a floral fix should head to one of these lush garden restaurants. The Ivy Chelsea Garden: A new outpost of the celebrity hotspot recently opened in up-market Chelsea. In...
By Emily Mathieson, May 28, 2015
As the Chelsea Flower Show packs up for another year, visitors looking for a floral fix should head to one of these lush garden restaurants. The Ivy Chelsea Garden: A new outpost of the celebrity hotspot recently opened in up-market Chelsea. In...
By Amy Tara Koch, May 28, 2015
Windy City winters are abysmal. The light at the end of the sub-zero tunnel for long-suffering Chicagoans? A summertime escape; an opportunity to spend hours perched upon sun drenched rooftop decks drinking in the city and, of course, its killer c...
By Alexandra Marshall, May 28, 2015
In the 10 years I’ve lived in Paris, I’ve watched locals try their hand at various foreign cuisines. While there have been some successes—you can now get a fantastic hamburger just about anywhere in town—mostly, it has not been great. (My only res...
By Alexandra Marshall, May 28, 2015
In the 10 years I’ve lived in Paris, I’ve watched locals try their hand at various foreign cuisines. While there have been some successes—you can now get a fantastic hamburger just about anywhere in town—mostly, it has not been great. (My only res...
By Jane Wooldridge, May 28, 2015
Number of passengers Ocean: Up to 6,296 (Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas). River: Up to 190 (on Viking River Cruises).   Destinations Ocean: Remote islands like Tahiti, major Mediterranean ports, far reaches of the globe (the No...
By Heather Smith MacIsaac, May 27, 2015
Stay at the just-opened Knickerbocker (doubles from $625, pictured above) to be in Times Square. The 330 cocoon-like guest rooms and standout restaurant from Charlie Palmer are the antidote to the intensity outside. For all of its over-the-top ...
By Heather Smith MacIsaac, May 27, 2015
Stay at the just-opened Knickerbocker (doubles from $625, pictured above) to be in Times Square. The 330 cocoon-like guest rooms and standout restaurant from Charlie Palmer are the antidote to the intensity outside. For all of its over-the-top ...
By Heather Smith MacIsaac, May 27, 2015
Stay at the just-opened Knickerbocker (doubles from $625, pictured above) to be in Times Square. The 330 cocoon-like guest rooms and standout restaurant from Charlie Palmer are the antidote to the intensity outside. For all of its over-the-top ...
By Erika Owen, May 27, 2015
Johnny Depp may face up to 10 years in jail or maximum fines of around $262K for illegally bringing his dogs, Pistol and Boo, with him to Australia to film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Depp landed in the country via private je...
By Caroline Hallemann, May 27, 2015
By Jenna Scatena, May 27, 2015
Flaunting designer labels used be reserved for Louis Vuitton handbags and Chanel perfume. Now it appears to have hopped the fence from fashion to the confectionary arts. After its online debut in 2012, designer candy store Sugarfina quickly gained...
By Erika Owen, May 27, 2015
Earlier this week, Delta proved that there’s one surefire way to win back the hearts of passengers on a delayed flight: free pizza. During heavy rains in Atlanta, a flight due to arrive from Philadelphia made a pit stop in Knoxville, Tennessee to ...
By Lindsey Tramuta, May 27, 2015
Delphine Plisson paced in and out of her new namesake shop, smile beaming, shaking hands with the morning’s first customers while her staff awaited the throngs of curious locals who would descend mid-morning. Plisson had reason to be happy—Maison ...
By Lindsey Tramuta, May 27, 2015
Delphine Plisson paced in and out of her new namesake shop, smile beaming, shaking hands with the morning’s first customers while her staff awaited the throngs of curious locals who would descend mid-morning. Plisson had reason to be happy—Maison ...
By Lindsey Tramuta, May 27, 2015
Delphine Plisson paced in and out of her new namesake shop, smile beaming, shaking hands with the morning’s first customers while her staff awaited the throngs of curious locals who would descend mid-morning. Plisson had reason to be happy—Maison ...
By Lindsey Tramuta, May 27, 2015
Delphine Plisson paced in and out of her new namesake shop, smile beaming, shaking hands with the morning’s first customers while her staff awaited the throngs of curious locals who would descend mid-morning. Plisson had reason to be happy—Maison ...
By Alexandra Marshall, May 27, 2015
Anybody driving along the Périphérique in Paris has known for months that it wasn’t going to end well. After all the talk about the Philharmonie de Paris, Jean Nouvel’s massive symphony hall, finally, in January—two years late and having cost almo...
By Alexandra Marshall, May 27, 2015
Anybody driving along the Périphérique in Paris has known for months that it wasn’t going to end well. After all the talk about the Philharmonie de Paris, Jean Nouvel’s massive symphony hall, finally, in January—two years late and having cost almo...
By Erika Owen, May 27, 2015
Norwegian Cruise Line has announced the line-up for “Cruise to the Edge”—the brand’s annual music festival at sea—which is set to hit the water on Sunday, Nov. 15. This year, guests will travel from Miami to Key West and the Bahamas with a soundtr...
By Sarah Z. Wexler, May 27, 2015
Portlanders are so wild about ice cream that even our vanilla isn't vanilla—it's single-origin Tahitian vanilla bean. Fun flavors in the city usually feature savory ingredients, and many scoop shops rotate seasonal specials or collaborate with che...
By Jane Wooldridge, May 27, 2015
Amras Cruises: Amadeus Silver II Max passengers: 168 Rivers: Danube, Main, Moselle, and Rhine What we love: Contemporary, subtly designed cabins; panoramic windows that, when open, turn into French balconies; a baby grand in the lounge for ni...
By Caroline Hallemann, May 26, 2015
After literal years of anticipation, on May 29, One World Observatory will open to the public. Located on the 100th, 101st, and 102nd floors of the newly crowned tallest building in the Western Hemisphere (that is, if one includes the spire), the ...
By Caroline Hallemann, May 26, 2015
After literal years of anticipation, on May 29, One World Observatory will open to the public. Located on the 100th, 101st, and 102nd floors of the newly crowned tallest building in the Western Hemisphere (that is, if one includes the spire), the ...
By Caroline Hallemann, May 26, 2015
After literal years of anticipation, on May 29, One World Observatory will open to the public. Located on the 100th, 101st, and 102nd floors of the newly crowned tallest building in the Western Hemisphere (that is, if one includes the spire), the ...
By Caroline Hallemann, May 26, 2015
After literal years of anticipation, on May 29, One World Observatory will open to the public. Located on the 100th, 101st, and 102nd floors of the newly crowned tallest building in the Western Hemisphere (that is, if one includes the spire), the ...
By Erika Owen, May 26, 2015
Having the opportunity to take your pet on vacation with you is one wonderful thing, but giving them the ability to document their own travels? That might be the cutest thing ever. Nikon Asia has teased a new set-up that can do just that. Heart...
By Claire Luchette, May 26, 2015
Manhattan has no shortage of specialty stores, making it one of the best places to shop in the world. It’s in part why we were very excited to learn of the C. W. Pencil Enterprise, which opened this March. It’s a lovely shop in the Lower East Side...
By Claire Luchette, May 26, 2015
Manhattan has no shortage of specialty stores, making it one of the best places to shop in the world. It’s in part why we were very excited to learn of the C. W. Pencil Enterprise, which opened this March. It’s a lovely shop in the Lower East Side...
By Claire Luchette, May 26, 2015
Manhattan has no shortage of specialty stores, making it one of the best places to shop in the world. It’s in part why we were very excited to learn of the C. W. Pencil Enterprise, which opened this March. It’s a lovely shop in the Lower East Side...
By Claire Luchette, May 26, 2015
Manhattan has no shortage of specialty stores, making it one of the best places to shop in the world. It’s in part why we were very excited to learn of the C. W. Pencil Enterprise, which opened this March. It’s a lovely shop in the Lower East Side...
By Claire Luchette, May 26, 2015
Manhattan has no shortage of specialty stores, making it one of the best places to shop in the world. It’s in part why we were very excited to learn of the C. W. Pencil Enterprise, which opened this March. It’s a lovely shop in the Lower East Side...
By Claire Luchette, May 26, 2015
Manhattan has no shortage of specialty stores, making it one of the best places to shop in the world. It’s in part why we were very excited to learn of the C. W. Pencil Enterprise, which opened this March. It’s a lovely shop in the Lower East Side...
By Fred Bernstein, May 26, 2015
The best part of a visit to One World Observatory, the new attraction at One World Trade Center, may be the ride to the building’s 102nd floor. The walls of the observatory elevators are TV screens that display the development of Lower Manhattan s...
By Caroline Hallemann, May 26, 2015
Theme Song This is your choice. It's the song that reminds you of your destination. If you're headed up 95 to NYC, 'No Sleep Till Brooklyn' by the Beastie Boys is perfect (Or 'Welcome to New York' by T-swift if your car demo skews fifteen year-...
By Caroline Hallemann, May 26, 2015
Comedic memoirs are often ideal travel reading, and You Deserve a Drink, out today from YouTube mixologist Mamrie Hart, is no exception. With a telling tagline—”Boozy misadventures and tales of debauchery”—and pithy chapters about everything from ...
By Erika Owen, May 26, 2015
If spending your vacation in a gingerbread-esque vacation rental sounds like your type of thing, you’re going to love ‘A House for Essex’. The rentable structure—designed by artist Grayson Perry and London-based architects FAT—features a golden ro...
By Erika Owen, May 26, 2015
It’s no surprise that hotel rates increase in certain cities during summer months—but there are also some major summer hotel discounts to be found … if you know where to look. According to travel planning site Hipmunk, the average traveler in the ...
By Matt McCue, May 26, 2015
California has always been a bit of an obsession for the tech industry, but most of the attention has been focused in a northerly direction. That’s slowly changing: Los Angeles is coming into its own as a tech hub. When Cornerstone OnDemand, a loc...
By Matt McCue, May 26, 2015
California has always been a bit of an obsession for the tech industry, but most of the attention has been focused in a northerly direction. That’s slowly changing: Los Angeles is coming into its own as a tech hub. When Cornerstone OnDemand, a loc...
By Matt McCue, May 26, 2015
California has always been a bit of an obsession for the tech industry, but most of the attention has been focused in a northerly direction. That’s slowly changing: Los Angeles is coming into its own as a tech hub. When Cornerstone OnDemand, a loc...
By Matt McCue, May 26, 2015
California has always been a bit of an obsession for the tech industry, but most of the attention has been focused in a northerly direction. That’s slowly changing: Los Angeles is coming into its own as a tech hub. When Cornerstone OnDemand, a loc...
By Matt McCue, May 26, 2015
California has always been a bit of an obsession for the tech industry, but most of the attention has been focused in a northerly direction. That’s slowly changing: Los Angeles is coming into its own as a tech hub. When Cornerstone OnDemand, a loc...
By Matt McCue, May 26, 2015
California has always been a bit of an obsession for the tech industry, but most of the attention has been focused in a northerly direction. That’s slowly changing: Los Angeles is coming into its own as a tech hub. When Cornerstone OnDemand, a loc...
By Peter Schlesinger, May 26, 2015
Longtime poster girl for the Travel Channel, Samantha Brown is returning to the network with two new shows next fall. Before she returns to the screen, we caught up with her in Brooklyn to learn a little more about the professional roamer: She ...
By Erika Owen, May 26, 2015
Turns out there’s a massive store in Scottsboro, Alabama that’s making a profit from your unfortunate baggage situation. The Unclaimed Baggage Center measures in at 40,000 square feet—covering more than a city block—and is packed full of clothing,...
By Steven Casale, May 26, 2015
By Jane Wooldridge, May 26, 2015
Abercrombie & Kent What we love: The October 2 departure includes a visit to Queen Nefertari’s tomb in the Valley of the Queens, which is normally closed to the public. Details: 10 days with four-night sail from $5,695 per person. Oberoi Hot...
By Nikki Ekstein, May 26, 2015
Want to head on a summer adventure without reeking of ‘Off’? Try this new alternative. Summer travel is glorious in all ways but one: those pesky mosquitoes. But there's a new way to fend them off—without smelling like a chemistry project. Arom...
By Brooke Porter Katz, May 22, 2015
Dominique Ansel—mad-genius baker, Cronut inventor, and soon-to-be owner of a spot in Tokyo—is at it again, this time with an after-hours pop-up at his new namesake café in the West Village. Ansel and his team will take a very personal approach to ...
By Brooke Porter Katz, May 22, 2015
Dominique Ansel—mad-genius baker, Cronut inventor, and soon-to-be owner of a spot in Tokyo—is at it again, this time with an after-hours pop-up at his new namesake café in the West Village. Ansel and his team will take a very personal approach to ...
By Caroline Hallemann, May 22, 2015
After paying your respects to those who died while serving in the military, celebrate the holiday weekend by visiting one of the new national monuments designated by President Obama in 2015. Browns Canyon National Monument Browns Canyon’s 21...
By Cristina Gibson, May 22, 2015
Heading to the Hamptons (or other northeastern beach towns) from NYC this summer? From mobile party to unwind time, baller to budget, here’s four ways to get there. Blade Helicopter or Seaplane Destinations: The Hamptons, Fire Island (seapla...
By Caroline Hallemann, May 22, 2015
PLAY: No plans to visit the New York Botanical Garden's Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life? Get in on the fun with the exhibit’s selfie app. Simply snap a pic, then accessorize with monkeys, paintbrushes, flowers, and, of course, Frida’s signature ...
By Jacqueline Gifford, May 22, 2015
By Melanie Lieberman, May 22, 2015
Regardless of what your holiday has in store (beach combing, lobster salad eating, in-law avoiding) your Memorial Day plans—and those of the 37.2 million other Americans expected to take a vacation this weekend—have likely been anticipated, docume...
By Andrea Bennett, May 22, 2015
As the mercury climbs in Las Vegas, there are two ways to nab precious real estate by the city’s best pools: reserve a cabana, or show up at 6 a.m. to stake your claim to a chaise. (If you’re conscious by 6 a.m., consider reevaluating your Vegas s...
By Andrea Bennett, May 22, 2015
As the mercury climbs in Las Vegas, there are two ways to nab precious real estate by the city’s best pools: reserve a cabana, or show up at 6 a.m. to stake your claim to a chaise. (If you’re conscious by 6 a.m., consider reevaluating your Vegas s...
By Andrea Bennett, May 22, 2015
As the mercury climbs in Las Vegas, there are two ways to nab precious real estate by the city’s best pools: reserve a cabana, or show up at 6 a.m. to stake your claim to a chaise. (If you’re conscious by 6 a.m., consider reevaluating your Vegas s...
By Katie James, May 21, 2015
As the daughter of legendary actor-photographer Dennis Hopper and screen siren-slash-author Brooke Hayward, you may be tempted to pre-judge Marin Hopper for her Hollywood Royalty roots—but don’t. Success wasn’t handed to Hopper, who founded her...
By Katie James, May 21, 2015
As the daughter of legendary actor-photographer Dennis Hopper and screen siren-slash-author Brooke Hayward, you may be tempted to pre-judge Marin Hopper for her Hollywood Royalty roots—but don’t. Success wasn’t handed to Hopper, who founded her...
By Erika Owen, May 21, 2015
Summer is the prime time for taking in your favorite festivals—the weather is warm, the days are longer, and everyone is looking for a good time. There are always the big productions to look forward to, but it turns out America’s smaller towns hav...
By Emily Mathieson, May 21, 2015
When the Dreamland amusement park reopens next month, its heritage roller coasters and retro rides will add another dynamic attraction to the growing list of reasons to visit Margate, a once down-at-heel British seaside resort. Perched directly...
By Sarah Z. Wexler, May 21, 2015
May is Oregon Wine Month, and Memorial Day weekend is one of the busiest times of the year for throwing back pinots—both gris and noir—at wineries in Oregon’s famous Willamette Valley. Chapter 24 Vineyards, one of the scene’s latest newcomers, is ...
By Jenna Scatena, May 21, 2015
Sun worshippers ready to escape San Francisco’s foggy wrath tend to fall back on familiar options, like the lovable but insanely crowded Stinson Beach to the north, or Santa Cruz’s classic boardwalk to the south. This Memorial Day, veer ever-so-sl...
By Nikki Ekstein, May 21, 2015
Know your options: Rome2rio If you’re not sure whether or not you’d like to drive, plug in your points of origin and destination, and this innovative travel planner will aggregate every possible method of transportation—flights, trains, local b...
By Lindsey Campbell, May 21, 2015
Wherever your adventures may take you this season, be it Cape Cod or Kolkata, Travel + Leisure wants to see your summer retreats and revels. We’re joining forces with Food and Wine to feature your photos of rosés and seaside getaways. Tag your fav...
By Jane Wooldridge, May 21, 2015
Stateside river cruising has always been dominated by paddle wheelers, the interiors of which can often feel dated. Now, two companies are changing the game. American Cruise Lines is building a fleet of modern ships and recently launched a brand-n...
By Jane Wooldridge, May 21, 2015
India The Brahmaputra River and the majestic peaks of the Himalayas are the backdrops for a new sailing from Pandaw River Expeditions (14 days with seven-night cruise from $5,622 per person). The trip combines a tea factory visit in Silghat and...
By Erika Owen, May 21, 2015
Being stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic on your way to a long weekend destination is never fun. But help is on the way! The T+L editors put their heads together to come up with the best playlist for your road-tripping entertainment. From classics ...
By Erika Owen, May 20, 2015
Foursquare has harvested its GPS data and the info gleaned from menus, tips, and ratings to create an interactive map depicting the most distinctive flavors from each region. Most states are represented by a specific food (think breakfast tacos, p...
By Melanie Lieberman, May 20, 2015
For its newest safety video, Delta has called upon the greatest forces on the internet: Annoying Orange, cats in shark costumes on Roombas, 8-bit animations, hamsters eating humorously large foods, and more. Have a watch, below: Delta is ha...
By Nate Storey, May 20, 2015
The Queen of Summer Jayma Cardoso has been cultivating a boho-chic scene at Montauk’s coolest address since it debuted in 2008, turning the surf shack into a breezy indie rock clubhouse for weekending Manhattanites. Here, the Brazilian-born local ...

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