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Video: GloboMaestro Imbibes At Campbell Apartment

The Campbell Apartment: Grand Central's Sexiest Secret from GloboMaestro on Vimeo.

Flapper's Delight, Robber Baron, Kentucky Ginger, Prohibition Punch: you'll find these vintage cocktails at Campbell Apartment, a semi-secret 1920s-style bar in New York City's Grand Central Terminal. Once the private office and salon of early 20th-century finance mogul John W. Campbell, the prodigious room is filled with sumptuous red leather chairs, elaborate ceiling designs, and even a vintage popcorn machine (that doesn't just serve as decoration: free bowls of popcorn sit atop the wooden bar). Depending on how many cocktails you have, you might see Jay Gatsby romancing a flapper in the corner. Cheers!

Corinne White is an editorial intern at Travel + Leisure. 

Video courtesy of GloboMaestro

New Perk: Complimentary Airport Transfers for Leading Hotels

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How would you like to have a driver waiting for you in baggage claim to whisk you away in style to your luxury hotel? That’s what Leading Hotels is giving its Leaders Club Unlimited Members. Membership is $1,200 annually, but if you're a frequent traveler the cost of this pleasant perk adds up. Membership includes one-way transfers from airports to Leadings Hotels in ten of their most popular global destinations: Barcelona, Berlin, London, Milan, New York City, Paris, Rome, Vienna, and Zurich.

Corinne White is an editorial intern at Travel + Leisure. 

Photo courtesy of Leading Hotels 

 

Video: GloboMaestro Gets Pampered at Hommage Atelier

Who says women get to have all the pampering? Tucked inside a penthouse on New York City's Madison Avenue, with no signage to indicate its existence, Hommage Grooming Atelier leaves its customers clean-shaven and luxuriously refreshed. Upon arrivial, your shoes are whisked off your feet to be shined (replaced with slippers) and an espresso or whiskey is placed in your hand. Regulars are treated to a monogrammed locker where a drink-of-choice and other personal items can be stored. With a masculine design scheme that makes you feel like Don Draper could be lurking around the corner, Hommage Atelier is fast becoming the new home of Gotham's most luxurious (and well-shaven) men. Go to globomaestro.com for more insider travel videos and tips. 

Corinne White is an editorial intern at Travel + Leisure. 

Video courtesy of GloboMaestro

Mexico City's Chic Shopping Spots

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The shopping experts at L-atitude stock their site with a well-edited selection of the very best fashion, home and design finds from the most stylish places in the world. Mexico City is their latest obsession. Here, they give T+L the inside scoop on the city's best shopping spots.

Celeste House
Byzantine coin pendants, limited-edition Christian Louboutin, and antique taxidermy fills the wide-ranging, well-edited shop founded by art magazine editors Vanessa Fernandez and Aldo Chaparro. Comb through the wares, then recharge in the light-flooded upstairs tearoom. Darwin at the corner of Kepler, Del. Miguel Hidalgo, C.P. 11590, Mexico D.F.; /(52) (55) 2614 6031

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Denver Art Museum Hosts Yves Saint Laurent Retrospective

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On display at the Denver Art Museum (DAM) until July 8th is the first exhibition to provide a glimpse into the life and achievement of Yves Saint Laurent, one of the 20th-century's most celebrated fashion designers.

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The Luxe Life on Koh Samui

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As we report in our current issue, high-end resorts are booming on Koh Samui, Thailand’s second-largest island—and three in particular now rank among the finest Southeast Asia has to offer.

But not everything is up in Samui’s rising tide. While the luxury market expands at a rapid clip, last year the island actually lost 1,800 hotel rooms, or 11% of its total supply—most of them at the budget level.

“As Samui becomes more sophisticated, the lower-end tourist trade has been pushed out to other islands like Koh Pha Ngan and Koh Tao,” says Bill Barnett, a Thailand-based hotel consultant, who penned a provocative white paper on the island’s future chances.

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China Launches Gold Vending Machines

China, already the world's second largest bullion consumer, has installed the country's first gold vending machine in a busy shopping district in Beijing, state media said on Sunday.

Shoppers in the popular Wangfujing Street can insert cash or use a bank card to withdraw gold bars or coins of various weights based on market prices, the People's Daily said on its website.

Each withdrawal is capped at 2.5 kilograms (5.5 pounds) or one million yuan (about $156,500) worth of gold, the report said.

Gold vending machines already exist in Britain, the United States, the Middle East and Europe.

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Pan Am Debuts Sunday! Plus: Our Q&A with Show Creator Jack Orman

Imagine a time when air travel included white-gloved stewardesses (flight attendants, who?) serving caviar on board, giving bottles of champagne to fliers just for being nice, and gracing the cover of TIME.

In the modern world of exorbitant fees for checked bags and extra leg room, it’s nearly impossible to believe that a period like that ever existed, but ABC’s new show Pan Am—which debuts Sept. 25 at 10 p.m. and stars Christina Ricci—brings that 1960's Jet Age era of air travel to life. (Think of it as Mad Men, 30,000 feet in the air.)

Here, T+L gets on board with the show’s creator Jack Orman (of JAG and ER fame).

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TODAY Show: Fall Travel Splurges & Steals

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Features director Nilou Motamed unveils some terrific travel ideas for fall, no matter what your budget.

New Report: World's Most Expensive Cities

CNNMoney |  If you think New York is expensive, try Luanda, Angola where you'd pay $28 for a CD and about $20 for a club sandwich and a soda, according to an annual survey on the cost of living around the globe by consulting firm Mercer.

Costs are so high in Luanda for Americans that Mercer deemed it the most expensive city in the world for the second year in a row.

The biggest trend to emerge in this year's survey—which compares the cost of housing, coffee, food, clothing and transportation for expatriates in 214 cities across five continents—was that American and European cities slipped in the rankings, while African and Asian cities climbed.

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